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 17, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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man is char.

33-year-old in-

court over

stabbing death

A MAN charged in connection
with the stabbing death of an 86-
year-old grandmother appeared in
Magistrate's Court yesterday,
where he faced charges of murder,
housebreaking, stealing and receiv-
Police attempted to control a
large crowd of anxious onlookers
who had assembled on Bank Lane
around mid-day to catch a glimpse
of the accused, Sandor Fowler.
Armed police officers patrolled
Bank Lane as Fowler was escorted

to Court One under heavy guard
wearing a white T-shirt, a bullet-
proof vest and blue jeans. -
According to court dockets, it is
alleged that Fowler, alias "Sanny",
33, of Sunlight Village, broke into
the home of Karen Culmer on
Williams Street in Dannottage
Estates on Sunday, April 13.
There, it is alleged, Fowler stole
$400 belonging to Karen Culmer. It
is also alleged that Fowler received
$62 belonging to Karen Culmer.
Court dockets further alleged
SEE page 11

Farmers to receive $629,135
for Hurricane Noel losses
SO far, $629,135 is expected to be given to farmers, $510,000 of
which will be disbursed "shortly", for them to recoup losses fol-
lowing heavy rainfall and flooding associated with Tropical Storm
Noel in late October, 2007.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham made the statement yesterday
in the House of Assembly.
On November 15,2007, Mr Ingraham, in his capacity as Minister
of Finance, signed a declaration of exigency order providing for
duty-free exemption on importation of selected items for resi-
dents on specified islands who suffered losses directly related to the
Residents of Acklins, Cat Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera,
Exuma and Cays, Long Island, Long Cay, Rum Cay and San Sal-
vador were made eligible to receive duty concession assistance
for replacement items destroyed by the storm.
The prime minister said that claims were only submitted from res-
SEE page 12




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33-YEAR-OLD Sandor Fowler leaves court yesterday under heavy
police protection.

Bah. Association

Wayne Mung ro tolThe
eptRu bie Nottage to

Tribune Staff
Bahamas Bar Association
Wayne Munroe told The
Tribune yesterday that he
expects Rubie Nottage to
serve as Supreme Court
Justice beyond her 65th
Following the
announcement of Mrs
Nottage's appointment by
the Judicial and Legal
Services Committee last
month, concern was raised
not only about the charges
against her in the United
SEE page 11

PLP walk out
of the House
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE PLP walked out of the
House of Assembly yesterday
after Speaker Alvin Smith tried
to throw Frank Smith out for
discussing issues related to the
Mona Vie scandal.
The controversy over Zhivar-

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Tribune Staff Reporter
owed nearly $410 million in out-
standing real property taxes,
according to the recently
released Auditor General's
Report for 2006.
"The outstanding amount of
$409,545,024.80 is exorbitant,
and continues to escalate from
year to year. We recommend
that immediate measures be
implemented, whereby delin-
quent taxpayers are made to set-
tle their debts in an expeditious
manner," said the 2006 report,--
which was tabled yesterday in
the House of Assembly.
The report said that for the
fiscal year 2005/2006 outstand-
ing real property tax amounted
to $59,235,898.18, and the cumu-
lative outstanding real property

tax for prior years totalled
Outstanding casino taxes are
also at shocking levels, accord-
ing to the 2006 report. Total out-
standing casino taxes amounted
to $72,620,721.40.
The Paradise Island casino
was the only such licensee at the
time that was up to date on its
casino tax payments for that
particular year. In fact, the casi-
no which is currently operated
at Atlantis overpaid its bill by
$56,500.31, and the auditor gen-
eral noted that its taxes were
paid on a consistent basis
throughout the year.
Crystal Palace's casino total
basic and gaming taxes for
2005/6 amounted to
$5,205,841.05. However, the
total amount paid during the
SEE page 11

Hotel union 'will not be torn
apart' in funds controversy
THE Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union
(BHCAWU) will not be torn apart in the controversy over missing
funds and the matter will most likely not be brought before the
courts, a union executive said yesterday.
Leo Douglas, the union's secretary general, who along with
president Roy Colebrooke and treasurer Basil McKenzie was sus-
pended by the BHCAWU's executive council, told The Tribune that
he does not believe the matter will be brought before the courts.
He said he is confident the matter would blow over with no
damage to the organisation.
SEE page 14
The Education Loan Ministry 'did
Authority 'has had to not direct anyone
handle $24 million' to hire known child
THE Education Loan Author- molester as school

ity, according to most recent num-
bers, has had to handle about $24
million in defaulted student loans.
According to the auditor's 2007
report, prepared by Price Water-
house Coopers and tabled in the
House of Assembly yesterday, the
authority has notified the Ministry
of Education of the loans in
default and the authority will be
reimbursed by the government for
the balance.
The loans receivable balance
comprises outstanding principal
and interest balances of $48.3 mil-
lion and $1.9 million respectively.
As of June, 2007, the portion of
the loans receivable principal bal-
ance due within one year totals
about $2.07 million.
The auditors said no provision
for "doubtful accounts" is made
for loans in default and these loans
continue to accrue interest and the
original interest rate as the gov-

SEE page 14 SEE page 11

security guard'
THE Ministry of Education
says it did not direct anyone to
hire a known child molester
to be a security guard at a
Grand Bahama school.
In a statement released yes-
terday, Elma Garraway, per-
manent secretary in the Min-
istry of Education, Youth
Sports and Culture, refuted a
publication's claim that unsuit-
able security personnel were
hired by Stephen Pakaris,
deputy director of security in
the Northern Bahamas.
Mrs Garraway said that
Cabinet approved the hiring
of 58 new security officers to
be posted in schools in New
Providence and Grand
SEE page 12

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Getting ready for possible disaster

A GROUP of Defence Force officers has
returned from a training exercise in the Domini-
can Republic aimed at evaluating preparedness
levels for natural disasters and serious security
The contingent, led by Royal Bahamas
Defence Force Lietitenant Commander Michael
Simmons, comprised of four officers and 22
The annual military exercise, known as the
Southern Combined or Ground Phase of Exer-
cise Tradewinds 2008, was conducted in Santo
Domingo from March 26 to April 11.
The overall executive agent for the exercise
was the United States Marine Forces South
(MARFORSOUTH) command.
Exercise Tradewinds is a joint operation
designed to develop and encourage partner-
ships and common professional practices among
law enforcement officials throughout the region.

aboard a US Naval aircraft. Seated from left are
Able Seaman Coyotito Gray, Leading Seaman
David Fernander and Petty Officer Andre Major.
The purpose is to test the inter-operational
effectiveness of Caribbean forces in the event of
national disasters or major security breach.


Store robbers

fire at off-duty

police officer

Lucky Food business to step

Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are looking for two
armed robbers who brazenly
robbed a foodstore, then shot
at an off-duty police officer.
Press liaison officer Asst Supt
Walter Evans said that, shortly
after 6pm Tuesday, two armed
men entered Lucky Food Store
on Market Street, near Ross
Comer, and robbed the cashiers.
As the thieves tried to flee the
scene, they were surprised by
an off-duty police officer who
happened to be nearby, ASP
Evans said.

A NEW joint police opera-
tion in southern New Provi-
dence has led to arrests in con-
nection with.armed robbery,
illegal drugs and counterfeit
money cases.
It was reported that in total,
five men were arrested during
the second in a series of police
actions under "Operation Uni-
The operation is being con-
ducted in the Southeastern
Division, under the command
of Superintendent Stephen
Dean, and the Carmichael Divi-
sion, under the command of
Superintendent Wayne Miller.
According to the police, the
joint effort produced the fol-
lowing results:
total persons searched.- 40
total number of vehicles
searched -, 4
traffic citations 4
suspects arrested in con-
nection with housebreaking
incidents 2
suspects arrested on an out-
standing warrant -1
suspects arrested in con-
nection with the discovery of
counterfeit currency -1
suspects arrested in con-
nection with the discovery of
drugs -1

The officer identified himself
to the robbers, but they tried to
avoid arrest by firing shots at
The officer, who was not hit,
returned fire but the robbers
"It is uncertain if any of the
robbers who escaped in the
King Street area were hit," said
Mr Evans.
Manager Joe Mei, who was
not at the store during the rob-
bery, told The Tribune yester-
day that he was optimistic police
P would quickly apprehend the
thieves. He said the incident
shook up employees and that
the store had not been hit by
armed robbers in "a long time".

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up vigilance
"Hopefully, police will be able
to catch them (but) some of the
employees...they're shocked,
you know, so some of them are
not here today."
Mr Mei said the store would
now focus on increasing employ-
ee vigilance. ASP Evans said a
bag with a quantity of cash was
recovered at the scene. Police
investigations continue.
Yesterday morning, an
armed robber with an accom-
plice robbed A Wong and Son
Food Store on Bay Street. The
assailant, described as dark and
heavy-set, fired two shots at
employees and escaped with
cash. Police have not said if the
robberies are connected.

respective divisions, is report-
edly being carried out by a large
number of officers and police
According to police, it is
proving very successful thus far,
primarily because of. the high
visibility of police officers and
the large number of new neigh-
borhood policing vehicles it
brings to the area.
Superintendent Dean said the
operation has certainly had a
positive impact.
"No serious crime occurred
in both divisions during the all-
night operation and this opera-
tion is part of our evolving strat-
egy to reduce crime and keep
the criminal element off guard."
"This collaborative cross-bor-
der operation shows that polic-
ing divisions are willing to work
together, to share intelligence
and resources, in an effort to
make all our communities safer
places in which to live," added
Superintendent Miller.
The officers say they are par-
ticularly pleased with the posi-
tive reception of the operation
by members of the public, who
in many cases said the high
police presence made them feel
safe and reduced their fear of

Police say the operation is
aimed at suppressing crime in
the target areas and sending a
clear message to criminals that
the force "will proactively iden-
tify them, thoroughly investi-
gate the offenses they commit,
and ensure that they are prose-
cuted and brought to justice".


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focuses on locations identified
as potential crime spots in the

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Man sought
for questioning
in connection

with murder

Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are seeking 27-
year-old Kevin Stuart for
questioning in connection
with the murder of
Bethany Jones, who was
shot in the neck in front of
her five-year-old daughter
last month.
Ms Jones was shot from
behind while at her home
in Nassau Street on March
She died of her injuries
at Princess Margaret Hos-
pital on Saturday, April 12.
According to Ms Jones'
relatives, Mr Stuart is a
Jamaican and was the vic-
tim's boyfriend at the time
of her murder.
It was further claimed
that Mr Stuart is still in the
The family of the Ms
Jones' five-year-old daugh-
ter Keva said that after wit-
nessing the crime, the
young girl is very afraid of
her mother's killer.
Attorney Leandra
Esfakis told The Tribune
yesterday that Ms Jones
was an employee of hers.
"She was a special per-
son. It is so sad," Ms
Esfakis said.

Earlier this month, police
said they were searching
for Mr Stuart, who is also
known by the name
"Pompy", to question him
in connection with the
attempted murder of Ms
Jones. Since Ms Jones'
death on the weekend,
however, police have
upgraded the case to a
Mr Stuart's last known
address is Devoe Avenue
in Nassau Village.
In the search bulletin
issued by the Central
Detective Unit (CDU),
Stuart is described as being
of a "medium brown" com-
plexion, five foot, 10 inches
in height and is estimated
to weigh 1751bs.
He should be considered
armed and dangerous,
police said.
Persons with any infor-
mation on Mr Stuart's
whereabouts were asked to
please contact the police
emergency telephone line
at 919/911; CDU at 502-
9930/9991; the police con-
trol room at 322-3333;
crime stoppers at 328-8477,
or the nearest police sta-

Family presence
requested for
meeting about
upcoming reunion

HANNA Heastie-Tynes
has requested the presence
of all members of the fami-
ly at a very important
meeting concerning the
upcoming family reunion,
which is slated for July 31
through August.
The meeting will be held
on Tuesday, April 22 at
7pm at St Barnabas Angli-
can Church partish hall on

Man with machine-gun

robs downtown foodstore

Tribune Staff Reporter
EMPLOYEES of a downtown
grocery store narrowly escaped
injury when an armed robber bran-
dishing a machine-gun opened fire
in the store on two employees
before fleeing the scene with an
undetermined amount of cash.
Halfway through the daylight
robbery, the male gunman who
entered the store unmasked -
attempted to disguise himself by
tying a bandana around his face,
witnesses said.
The assailant burst into A Wong
and Son Grocery Store on East
Bay Street shortly after 10am yes-
terday wielding a machine-gun and
demanded money from the store,
witnesses said.
The thief described as short,
dark and heavy-set ordered
employees and two customers to
"get down on the ground" and

threatened to shoot before getting
into a scuffle with a shelf atten-
dent who was near the door.
One customer and the shelf
attendant escaped through the
front door unhurt before the gun-
man started shooting.

The gunman pocketed an unde-
termined amount of cash after
assistant manager Tenile Wilson
opened the register, but the brazen
thief made good his threats and
shot at store manager Rory Major,
who entered from the rear entrance
unaware of the unfolding drama.
"I was outside checking on a
truck when I heard someone call
my name and I came in the store


ANGRY FAMILY and friends of murdered 86-year-old Iris Archer
crowded a police car carrying accused Sandor Folwer outside of court
yesterday. Fowler appeared in court to face charges of murder, house-
breaking, stealing and receiving. SEE PAGE ONE

from the back. That's when I saw
the chocolate rack on the floor
and then (Mr Wilson) said, 'Hol
on, don't come out here," Mr
Major said of his harrowing expe-
It was at this point that the thief
pointed the gun in his direction
and Mr Major dived behind the
cash counter as a gunshot flew past
him. The gunman grabbed the cash
then fired another shot at assistant
manager Tenile Wilson before
fleeing on foot, witnesses said.
"I saw him harassing (another
employee) and that's when I went
to see what was going on. Then he
point the gun in my face and said,
'Give me all the money'. So he
grab the money from me, then he
saw Rory and he went after him
and fired a shot at him. When (the
gunman) came back around, he
was wearing a bandana 'round
under his eyes, he grab the rest of
the money and then shot at me
before he run out," Mr Wilson
The gunman reportedly fired
another shot in the air as he ran
across the street towards a nearby
parking lot in a possible effort to
deter pursuers.
Witnesses said they saw another
suspicious man hanging around the
store's entrance around the time of
the robbery and believe he was the
gunman's accomplice.
When The Tribune arrived on
the scene shortly after the robbery,
police were already there.
Inside the store shelves were in
disarray with merchandise strewn
across the floor. A bullet hole in a
display case near the store's front
entrance and another one which
ripped through a wooden shelf
were remnants of the shoot-out.
Two female employees who:
were present during the attack
were visibly shaken as they tried to
come to grips with the ordeal.
Yesterday the store closed at'
12.30pm but will re-open today
during normal business hours.
Police have not said if the rob-
bery is connected to a Tuesday
armed robbery of Lucky Food
Store on Market Street.

Ministry official accuses govt of victimisation

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The FNM government is being
accused of political victimisation by a senior official
in the Ministry of Education in Freeport whose con-
tract wals not renewed in 2006.
Stephen Plakaris, deputy director of school secu-
rity for the Northern Bahamas, said he has not
received three months pay or any official confirma-
tion in writing from the government regarding the
renewal of his contract..
Mr Plakaris was appointed to the post in 2003 on
a three-year contract to oversee school security for
public schools on Grand Bahama, Bimini, and Aba-
co. His contract expired in 2006.
However, he claims that back in 2006 he was giv-
en verbal assurances by a senior education official
that his three-year contract would be renewed.
Prior to speaking with the senior official, Mr
Plakaris said that he had sent a letter requesting
renewal of his contract but received no response
from the ministry.
"I was told by the (the official) a few months lat-
er that everything was okay and that I am to assume
based on official word of an agent of the government
that there is no problem," he said.
Mr Plakaris claims that he had also made a numer-
ous attempts to meet with the minister of education
concerning the matter, but was never accommodat-
"I feel that I am being targeted and I think that it
is political victimisation," said Mr Plakaris.

Mr Plakaris said when he did not receive his pay
in January, he made inquiries and was initially told
that it was a mistake.
"I was told that it would be corrected in a week,
that a voucher would be prepared and that it would
take seven days to clear," he said.
Mr Plakaris said he received January's pay in
February when the voucher cleared, but is still owed
three months salary.
"As a deputy director and senior official in gov-
ernment I am not being dealt with in a professional
manner, or given the respect due to a person in my
position. I was not even given the courtesy of a
response from the minister and that is what I find
unacceptable," Mr Plakaris said.
"They have not yet stated whether I am still
employed with the ministry, and I have not received
a definitive date when all of this can be resolved.
They need to state clearly whether my services are
no longer wanted or needed so that I can go on
about my business," he said.
Mr Plakaris says he is entitled to three months pay
including gratuity.
Former educator Joseph Darville, vice president
of the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association,
expressed concern about the situation.
He described Mr Plakaris as an exemplary citizen
who has helped many youths and people in financial
"This man, for most of his adult life has been sec-
ond to none in this country through his tireless
struggle on behalf of the less fortunate. His enviable
record of selfless service to humanity speaks for
itself," said Mr Darville.

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WORRIED representatives of the over-
the-hill community known as Wilson Tract
formed a delegation this week to visit The
Tribune'to ask for help.
What they wanted, specifically, was pro-
tection from physical harm. They felt media
exposure, and especially the unique influence
of The Tribune, was the best way of getting it.
One of the group, Elkin Williams, 18, lives
from day to day in fear of his life. A father-of-
two who accompanied him insists his sons are
in every night by a certain time because he
feels they are in grave danger.
Another member of the delegation, con-
tractor John Williams, expressed concern that
people who already struggle at the bottom
of Nassau's social pile should suffer the addi-
tional stress of being in perpetual jeopardy.
All this seems commonplace enough in a
city where crime is.rampant, and where life in
the ghettos is like playing Russian roulette,
always at risk from a randomly discharged
What makes the Wilson Tract story differ-
ent is that the community lives in fear, not
from the irresponsible behaviour of the crim-
inal fraternity, but the reckless fringe of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force.
Tension between the Wilson Tract com-
munity and the police was evident even before
last month's tragic, and seemingly unneces-
sary, shooting of a petty thief and drug deal-
er known as Patrick 'Peanut' Strachan.
Since then, though, that tension has inten-
sified, mainly because several locals witnessed
what they insist was the cold-blooded murder
of one of their own, a man described as 'no
saint, but no danger either'.
Pastor Derek Feaste and others state
unequivocally that Strachan died from three
bullet wounds in his upper body inflicted by
pursuing police officers WHILE HE WAS
UNARMED. They claim he had no gun and
at no point turned to confront his killers.
Elkin Williams was among those who sup-
ported the pastor's claims. His views, and
photograph, appeared in The Tribune at the
Now Mr Williams says the same officers
who shot Strachan are after him, having con-
fronted him in the street to say: "We'll get you
So concerned are local families that they
want Police Commissioner Reginald Ferguson
himself to investigate the entire matter, with
the objective of bringing intimidatory police




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behaviour to an end.
They believe they can only be reliably pro-
tected from rampaging officers if the police
chief himself is held responsible for their wel-
fare, and The Tribune is alert to their anguish
and distress.
What we find disturbing about this case is
that, despite the publicity Strachan's death
attracted, no statement has been issued by
the force so far to clear the air.
Apart from an implausible claim that Stra-
chan was shot because he was carrying a gun,
the police have remained stoically silent, mak-
ing no attempt to suspend the officers con-
cerned and failing, according to locals, to
launch any kind of meaningful investigation.
John Williams said: "I can't understand
why these men are still patrolling."
If police acknowledge that co-operation of
over-the-hill communities is crucial to their
success in beating the rising crime rate, it
must follow that the welfare of those com-
munities remains uppermost in their minds.
If they genuinely need deprived neigh-
bourhoods to be their "eyes and ears" in the
fight against villainy, surely mutual trust must
be the foundation of their working relation-
As things stand, Wilson Tract dwellers, far
from feeling co-operative towards the police,
see certain officers as a deadly enemy much
more likely to strike against them in the night
than the wild men behind the latest wave of
John and Elkin Williams both expect the
police to be their protectors. The reality is,
however, that they see them as adversaries
with scores to settle. When the bush cracks
after dark, it is the police whose guns they
fear most.
Mr Ferguson, whose force has many
admirable officers, and a detection rate 'that is
the envy of most, has to take the Wilson Tract
fears seriously.
Firm action is needed against the intimida-
tors, and committed bridge-building is
required to regain the trust of people who
forever live on the edge, but rarely find a
voice against their persecutors.
He needs to speak directly to Pastor Feaste
and other community leaders and offer reas-
surance that they have nothing to fear from
his men.
Wilson Tract cannot be seen as a killing
field by officers who feel they can operate
outside the law.

'Millions of

dollars destroyed

on Potter's Cav'

The Tribune Limited
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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EDITOR, The Tribune.
WHILE on Potter's Cay
last week I decided to have a
look at the old shrimp farm-
ing research site: heart sank
when I saw the chaos and
destruction at the dock.
Bullas, a tractor had been
through all the tanks and
very large water reservoirs
and anything else we had out
there. Everything was
crushed! On top of that, trail-
ers were parked all over the
place. Some were reversed
into the fish complex walls
and had smashed large holes
in the concrete walls.
When I took a closer look
the $8.5 million building was
The doors hanging on one
hinge, the locks broken, the
window glass all smashed,
and faeces all over the place.
A woman, who looked like
HIV itself, was sleeping in
the main part of the building
and hanging her clothes out
to dry on the hibiscus trees.
Returning a week later to
see if I really saw things right,
the area with all the crushed
items was clean. It is to make
way for more trailers.
Bullas, let me tell you that
a lot of stealing went on out
I am sure all those expen-
sive pumps were not thrown
Expensive fencing all gone.
Boat owners helping them-
selves to water tanks and
petrol tanks.
Lost is a million dollars of
Taiwanese money and the
Fish Landing Complex will
now take a lot of money to
put back in shape. This build-
ing which was to cost $2. 5
million to build took $8.5 mil-
lion to build. Even Mr Pin-
dling was embarrassed when
he saw the audit.
I was told that Mr Dion
Foulkes, Minister of Trans-
port, ordered the destruction.
What fools we are. The
Department of Fisheries
apparently had nothing to do
with it....shame! This was
their project!
A notice could have been
posted and people like me
who could have salvaged the
good equipment could have
saved a lot of money and
could have made good use of
the equipment if Fisheries
did not want to save it.,
Potter's Cay has now gone
to the dogs, to say the least. It
has out-grown its usefulness.

It is beginning to stink again.
The Haitian vendors are
gradually taking over: com-
ing from the islands and
bringing their produce that
they farm. How the tourists
go out there is a mystery. The
roads, the round-abouts,
everything is becoming use-
less in the Bahamas.
But Bullas, ah tell
ya.......Go on with the For-
eign Investors:
I hope ya'll can eat Foreign
Investors. Only when the
investors tell the Govern-
ment to do something is
when something happens and
the change that occurs is for
the investors not the Bahami-
Somebody is about to put a
bulldozer through the wet-
lands in Chippingham in an
attempt to sell the swamp-
I have personally reported
the continued dumping and
destruction to the Ministry
of Works and Environmen-
tal Health but to no avail.
Urban Development does
not have a clue and in my
opinion are totally useless.
What a waste of money!
The year before the last
election, MP Alfred Sears
and MP Bradley Roberts had
work done, albeit, not com-
pleted, on the canal that runs
from Saunders Beach to my
road, Columbus Avenue,
between the Ardastra Gar-
dens and the Seafloor Aquar-
This is what is left of the
old mangrove.
Believe it or not, this wet-
land is home to many animal
species. Some of them.are so
beautiful you really have to
see them for yourselves.
Even the National Trust
Birdwatchers used to come
to see the birds.
The question is ....why
destroy Nature's giftO
In the summer months the
little boys on holidays from
school find this,little "river
bank" (if you like) fascinat-
ing and come to play at fish-
ing. But you know sometimes
they do catch a few small fish
which they take home proud-
ly and so do the birds and

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The experiences that those
little children have playing
with Nature is not found in
the classrooms at schools. I
know personally from my
Nature trips through the
English forests with my class-
mates: you cannot do with-
out it if you are going to
learn Biology or just learn
about life. Do you know how
many English poets were first
stimulated to write because
they sat beside a running
The little voice at the fam-
ily table for supper on the
TV comes to my mind when
he begs for his folks to save
the chicken leg.
"Please! Don't take the leg;
Please save the leg."
If Baha Mar could promise
one million dollars to save
the swamp in Cable Beach
then why can't someone save
this little piece of Nature for
the birds and the children.
The Government can easily
purchase this and stop the
destruction of the wetlands,
and it's all for greed. I could
beautify this spot for the res-
idents and the tourists who
still come into this street if
someone would donate a
small amount of money.
Well Bullas, let me give
you a warning.
This area we call Little
Chippingham (the original
Chippingham) was a lake a
long time ago, and dried-up.
The swampland we knew was
a remnant of the lake. (Lake
Now, if you know anything
about the Astral and Occult
processes you would know
that Souls (that is those souls
who do not find the light and
cannot make it into Heaven)
congregate on dried-up lakes.
These Souls are usually ter-
rible and attach on to
humans and suck them of all
good luck.
In other words, you will be
unlucky for the rest of your
I warned the PLP (Shane
Gibson) about touching the
water reservoir property.
Now I am warning whoever
messes with the wetland will
have bad luck for the rest of
their lives, including the
Eh Bullas, ah told ya.
March 17, 2008.

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0 In brief

Flu officials
say they're
planning layoffs
to save money
FLORIDA International
University officials say they're
planning to lay off as many as
200 people, shut down several
academic centers and eliminate
degree programs to cope with
severe budget cuts from the
state, according to Associated
FIU President Modesto
Maidique says it's the worst
budget year in the school's his-
tory. Provost Ronald Berkman
says the layoffs will mostly affect
support and administrative stuff,
but professors could lose their
jobs if FIU eliminates their pro-
grams. The cutbacks also mean
FIU would accept fewer stu-
dents, research projects would
be reduced and students would
pay higher tuition at Miami-
Dade County's only public uni-
Woman survives
a gunshot
between eyes
* TAMPA, Fla.
DOCTORS say it's amazing
that a 41-year-old Tampa-area
woman survived after someone
shot her right between the eyes
while she was riding in her
boyfriend's pickup truck,
according to Associated Press.
Doctors think she was hit
with a .44-caliber bullet that
broke in two pieces, each trav-
eling under her skin and exit-
ing behind her ears last week-
end. She was released from the
hospital hours later with just
The woman says two cars
started following their truck Sat-
urday night and the occupants
began yelling at them. At a traf-
fic light, someone in one of the
cars stood up in the sunroof and
started shooting back at the
truck. Part of the bullet that hit
the woman exited her head,
went through the back window
of the truck and hit a Jeep dri-
ving behind it.
Police are still looking for the


A HIGH-SPEED car chase between police
and two male suspects ended with the arrest of
a juvenile and the recovery of a stolen car,
police said.
Another suspect is still being sought.
Assistant Superintendent Walter Evans said
mobile division officers were on routine patrol
in the Robinson Road area at around 2.30am
on Wednesday when they saw a 1996 Nissan
Sunny with two male occupants. Police report
that the car had been reported stolen.


Charges against officers accused of

beating expected to be upgraded

CHARGES against two police
officers accused of the brutal
beating of a man who died earli-
er this year after spending seven
months in a coma, are expected
to be upgraded, a prosecutor
from the Attorney General's
Office said yesterday.
The accused officers Corpo-
ral Donavon Gardiner, 35, of
Flamingo Gardens, and Consta-
ble Tavares Bowleg, 31, of Gar-
den Hills are due to be
arraigned on the new charges
this morning.

Corporal Gardiner was initial-
ly charged with causing grievous
harm to Desmond Key, 28, and
Constable Bowleg is accused of
abetting the offence. Both have
pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Key, a father-of-six, was
reportedly brutally beaten while
detained at The Grove police
station in June last year. Key
died at Princess Margaret Hos-
pital in January, having never
recovered from a coma.
Since the two officers were ini-
tially arraigned in connection
with the offence, the case has
been put off several times for
various reasons.
The two officers, along with

their attorneys, appeared before
Magistrate Guillemina Archer at
Court 10, Nassau Street, yester-
day morning where Vernal Col-
lie of the Attorney General's
Office indicated that charges
against the officers were expect-
ed to be upgraded. However,
because they were still awaiting a
pathology report and he had only
just been briefed on the matter
yesterday morning, he suggest-
ed that the matter could be
adjourned until 2pm yesterday.
Magistrate Archer noted that
the matter had been adjourned
several times and said that, since
the Attorney General's Office
was dealing with the case, it was
a matter of common courtesy for

the agency to pick up the phone
and inform the court and those
involved in the case of what was
going on.
She noted that defence coun-
sel had been back and
forth while she could do noth-
Attorney Godfrey Pinder, who
holds a watching brief for Key's
family, said the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office appeared to be
"dragging its feet" and that the
family of the deceased was con-
cerned over how the matter had
been going.
When the matter began yes-
terday shortly before 3pm, Mr
Collie said he had sought to have
a new charge sheet drafted by
another agency.
However, when he perused
the document, he realized that it
had not been what was antici-
pated. Rather than make the
changes by hand he begged the
court's indulgence to have the
matter stood down to this morn-
ing for necessary changes to be
made. \
Attorney Willie Moss, who
represents Constable Bowleg,
called the situation disgraceful,
questioning how long it would
take to draft a charge sheet, but
said that since it was out of Mr
Collie's hands it would ndt be a
bad idea to have the matter
stood down to this morning.
Attorney Alex Morley, who rep-

resents Corporal Donavon Gar-
diner, made no objection to the
matter being stood down. Mag-
istrate Archer said the matter
would continue this morning
only because of what had tran-
spired as today is her day to hear
civil cases.

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New charges are
filed against two
Egyptian students
* TAMPA, Fla.
A FEDERAL grand jury has
added more charges against two
Egyptian college students
accused of illegally carrying
explosive materials, according
to Associated Press.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in
Tampa says a grand jury issued a
new indictment Wednesday
charging former University of
South Florida students Ahmed
Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed and
Youssef Samir Megahed with an
additional charge of possessing a
destructive device.
Deputies in South Carolina
who stopped their car last
August say they found items to
build pipe bombs in the trunk.
Mohamed also faces new
charges of providing material
support to terrorists and pos-
sessing a pistol and a rifle in vio-
lation of visa guidelines. The
FBI says he made a video
demonstrating how to convert a
remote-control toy into a deto-
nator for a bomb.

Crist. suggests
temporary gas
tax cut in Florida
GOV. Charlie Crist thinks
suspending or lowering the
state's gas tax during the sum-
mer travel season might be a
good idea, according to Associ-
ated Press.
He said Wednesday he may
ask the Legislature to consider
the idea to help give people
relief from high gas prices.
Floridians pay 15.6 cents in state
tax per gallon.
House Speaker Marco Rubio,
though, says there may be prob-
lems with the idea. He points to
a month-long 8-cent state gas
tax cut in 2004. He said people
hoarded gas before the tax
break ended, throwing off sup-
plies and questioned whether
retailers would pass along the
entire savings to consumers.
According to AAA, the aver-
age price of a gallon of regular
gas in Florida is currently $3.42.
That's up more than 50 cents
from a year ago.

GEO report says Bahamas

beaches face serious threats

ENVIRONMENT campaigners are
continuing their attempts to save
Bahamian beaches from the ravages of new
resort developments. Here, an activist warns
of the dangers and the social implications of
continuing coastal erosion.

cerned about the ong
outright destruction o
due to large, high-end
Bahamas coastlines.
Some of these devel
conflict with internal
treaties and govern
tion, policies, regular
In particular, reside
Providence are outra
proposed mile-long
that will permanently
laide beach in half to
marina for mega yach
In fact, several gove
documents refer to anc
this kind of destruction
notably the Global En
ment- Outlook (C
Bahamas 2005 Re
which is described a
country's "First State o
Environment Report.
The GEO Bahar
(2005) report confirm
that Bahamian beac
face serious threats d
to construction in t
active beach zone, i
planned coastal deve
opment and cutting
channels through
beaches and dunes foy
marinas. It also rec-
ommends the enact-
ment of legislation to
prohibit development
on beaches.
The report states:
Varying degrees
of erosion can be
observed on many
of the beaches in The
The major causes are
sand dunes, removal of
opment and building
zone, inappropriately
the coastline in the acti
planned coastal devel
Man has also influ
the beach experien
groynes, by channellir
es and dunes to make
by sand mining, and b)
ing beach vegetation.

re increasingly con-
oing degradation and
)f Bahamian beaches
I developments along
lopments are in direct
;ional environmental
ent legisla-
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In fact, beaches are more important than
they may appear to be to a casual observer.
The report notes that beaches provide a.
buffer between the offshore zone and the
adjoining coastal land.
Sediments found on beaches in The

that b
to vis.
ber o0

uions adIU iBahamas originate trom is veri
f I ~coral est
ds in New -. v7
ged b : .a
channel .. ..
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Bahamas. ro
construction on the reels, ed

f san dunes 101or dev-
in the active beach
siting structures on
ve beach zone, and ill-
fenced the changes to
ce by constructing
>g through the beach-
entrances to marinas,
y removing and clear-

calcareous organisms
and animal shells. Beaches also provide
habitat for a multitude of burrowing species,
such as crabs, clams, and other invertebrates.
Sea turtles use many beaches in The
Bahamas to dig their nests and deposit their
As the GEO Bahamas 2005 report points
out, The Bahamas is endowed with "price-
less white sandy beaches" that attract thou-
sands of visitors year after year. It outlines


beaches are clearly a powerful attraction
itors and thus they underpin our num-
ne industry, tourism, which accounts for
t half of The Bahamas' gross domestic
ict and more than half of all Bahamian
oyment. Protecting beaches, therefore,
y much in everybody's economic inter-
To prevent further degradation of
the environment, the GEO
1 Bahamas 2005 report recommends
the establishment of an agency to
manage the entire coastal zone of
The Bahamas, and the consolida-
tion of all coastal zone management
legislation into one public document.
Among other things, itsays exist-
ing regulations should be enforced to
prevent sand mining from beaches
and uprooting and destroying beach
% egetation. The report also calls for
programmes to ensure that guidelines
or setbacks and construction are
Finally, it recommends legislation to
ensure public beach access, to prohibit
e. elopment in active beach zones, and
forbid construction on, and artificial
hting of, all beaches known to be turtle
ting areas.
As the report notes, the government is
emitted to protecting its coastal envi-
ment under terms of international
ements such as the Ramsar Conven-
She Convention on Biological Diversi-
e United Nations Convention to Com-
)esertification (UNCCD) and the Unit-

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ed Nations Framework Convention on Cli-
mate Change.
In fact, environmental experts say that
the government is bound by commitments
under these international agreements, and
should not be entertaining proposals by
developers that result in the destruction of
beaches and coastlines.
The report also says that the greatest
threats to beaches are hurricanes, storm
surges and the potential effects of sea-level
rise. However, what many Bahamians see
right now as the most immediate problem is
that their priceless beaches are being closed
off to them, and that they are being perma-
nently eroded and degraded by developers
cutting channels through them.
Throughout The Bahamas, residents are
faced with the contradictory situation in
which government agencies outline that
beaches are important, that they are threat-
ened and should be protected.
Yet, the Bahamas government continues
to allow developers to destroy beaches,
which are considered some of The Bahamas'
most important and valuable natural assets.
As one Bahamian put it: "There is, in
fact, a great disparity between what succes-
sive governments say about protecting
beaches, coastlines and the environment,
and what they actually do." .
The sad fact is that legislation is being
ignored, regulations are not being observed
and, despite the fine words in the GEO
Bahamas 2005 report, and other environ-
mental proclamations, the Bahamas gov-
ernment continues to cast a blind eye on
the damage being caused by developments in
the active beach zone.

THE GEO Bahamas 2005 document is described as The Bahamas' First State of the Envi-
inment Report. It was prepared by the College of The Bahamas Research Unit and edit-
by the BEST Commission. Assisting with the report were other government agencies,
n-governmental organizations (such as the Nature Conservancy, BREEF and the
hamas National Trust) along with technical experts at the United Nations Environment
In the foreword to GEO Bahamas 2005, Dr Marcus C Bethel, then minister responsible
the environment, stated: "The Bahamas, like most Small Island Developing States,
pends greatly on the environment."
He added: "The government realises that protecting and managing the country's nat-
il resources and safeguarding against social and environmental ills is critical and in our
st interest."

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Policeman suspected

in gas purchase 'scam'
A POLICE officer is suspected of being among could run into hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of
several motorists who fraudulently charged gas dollars.
purchases to The Nassau Guardian's account at a "The scam came to light when one motorist
local service station. missed a digit when asked for his plate number,"
He was arrested and questioned by police after said the source.
the Shell service station at Thompson Boulevard, "It was subsequently discovered that a police
near the College of the Bahamas, raised the alarm. officer was among the villains."
Sources claimed last night that officers tried to Earlier this week, a traffic cop was accused by
persuade the gas station owners not to press two Bahamian women of trying to extort money
charges. But it is understood they want action to be from them in Shirley Street by falsely accusing
The Shell station, which stands only a few yards them of "running" the traffic light near Zion Bap-
from the Guardian office, has been hit several tist Church.
times in recent weeks by fraudulent activity. Sev- The women said the officer asked what they
eral motorists have bought gas and asked for their could do for him if he chose not to report the
purchases to be charged to The Nassau Guardian's alleged infringement.
account, pretending to be newspaper employees. However, both said they want the matter to go
One source claimed the .amount wronglycharged to court so they can expose his ticker

Protection measures taken

in light of Haitian crisis

MEASURES are being tak-
en by the government to protect
the interests of the Bahamas in
light of the instability in Haiti
sparked by continued rioting and
food shortages, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham told the
House of Assembly yesterday.
Mr Ingraham said. the gov-
ernment has been in touch with
the Haitian authorities.
"I spoke with them while we
were in Trinidad. I've been on
to the secretary general of
CARICOM as chairman of
CARICOM. We are in discus-
sion with President Rene Preval
with respect to advancing Haiti
a certain sum of money from
the fund over which CARI-
COM has control," Mr Ingra-
ham said.
He said the World Bank has
made available some money and
the Haitian authorities are of the
view that they are able to con-
tain the unrest and ensure that
order prevails.
"A meeting of the Caribbean
Action Task Force which is
scheduled to be held in Haiti has
been proposed to be held in the
Bahamas instead. The Haitian
authorities are of the view that
there isn't sufficient tranquillity
for the meeting to be held in

Haiti," Mr Ingraham added.
The prime minister said that
the government will seek to
determine whether or not the
Bahamas ought to seek to
accommodate the meeting, or
whether the Bahamas ought to
support the meeting being held
in Haiti as planned.
At a press conference held
on Tuesday at the House of
Assembly, the opposition said
that this is just one of many for-
eign affairs issues that it is keep-
ing an eye on.
"Our country should continue
to commit to work with other
CARICOM countries to bring
about and maintain stability in
Haiti. Haiti's ability to survive
and its stability is crucial to the
stability and peace in the
Bahamas," said Fred Mitchell,
the PLP spokesman on foreign
He said it is "most regret-
table" that such rioting and
instability is plaguing Haiti at
this time, particularly as efforts
have been made to draw invest-
ment from .the Bahamas to
Haiti particularly in the agri-
cultural sector.
"Many of you may have been
involved in the discussions when
the special assistant of the

(Haitian) president was here as
a guest of the Chamber of Com-
merce and he gave a rather full
presentation to the business
community trying to attract
investment there.
"And one of the concerns
that the businessmen had at the
time was the question of
whether or not Haiti provided a
stable environment for business.
"So it is really regrettable that
this situation has spiralled out of
control to the point where in
fact it has lead to, it appears, a
no-confidence vote in the prime
minister," he said.
On Sunday, only a week after
he had visited the Bahamas,
Haiti's parliament voted to dis-
miss prime minister Jacques
Edouard Alexis following dead-
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WHEN Pooe Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in the nation's cap-
ital Thursday, a small church group from a North Dakota Indian
reservation will mark the end of its two-year quest to see the pon-
tiff, according to Associated Press.
Members of St. Michael's parish on the Spirit Lake Nation
reservation formed a youth group in 2006 and immediately began
holding fundraisers with the goal of seeing the pope.
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M By CARA Furniture and Household, Other services increased by 8.3 per cent; apples, 37 per cent; butter, 27.6
BRENNEN-BETHEL Expenditures and Transformation physician services rose by 2.9 per per cent; sweet pepper, 19.2
Tribune Business Reporter and Communications groups. cent; dental services by 2.1 per per cent; and cucumbers 10.1 per
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THE Consumer Price Index for
all items rose by 0.3 per cent in
February 2008 compared to Jan-.
uary's figures, the Department of
Statistics said, citing the cost of
fuel and food price increases as
the major factors.
The Department explained that
the All Items index rose from
124.2 to 124.6 between January
and February 2008, and inflation
stood at 2.4 per cent.
The major contribution to the
increase was the rise in medical
services prices, which rose by 3
per cent, with food and beverages
up 0.4 per cent and housing by
0.3 per cent.
"Rising costs for other hospi-
tal and medical services was the
major contribution to the increase
in the Medical Care and Health
Index," the Department of Sta-
tistics said.

"Other items, such as medical
laboratories services, 16.4 per
cent; dental services, 5.7 per cent;
eye specialist services, 4.5 per cent;
physician services, 4.3 per cent;
medical and pharmaceutical prod-
ucts; 0.5 per cents,also impacted
the increase recorded for this
Amoung food items, higher
prices were recorded for tanger-
ines, -9.4 per cent; limes and
lemons 7.6 per cent; veal, 6.9 per
cent; grapes 6 per cent; cooking
oil 5.4 per cent; sweet peppers -
4.5 per cent; carrots, 4.2 per cent;
other fresh vegetables, 4.1 per
cent; plantains, 3.8 per cent;
canned milk, 3.6 per cent; grape-
fruits, 3.2 per cent; stew beef, 3.2
per cent; and fresh and frozen fish,
2.5 per cent.
In New Providence, the elec-
tricity rate increased by 2.4 per
cent, and there were increases in
Recreation and Entertainment,

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The only area which saw a
decrease was in education costs.
Grand Bahama saw a similar
picture in their consumer price
increase, recording a 0.1 per cent
increase, with the inflation rate
standing at 1.7 per cent.
That island's medical care and
health component led the price
increases by 2.7 per cent, a reflec-
tion of the high prices on Grand
Bahama. The Department of Sta-
tistics reported that laboratory
service costs increased by 11 per
cent; other hospital and medical

eL;L, d IIan meii caI an pI narma-
ccutical products 0.02 per cent.

Additionally, recreation and
entertainment saw an increase pri-
marily because admission fees and
package tours went up by 14.8 per
cent, and photographic supplies
and equipment by 0.02 per cent.
Grand Bahama's food items
also increased, with lemons and
limes increasing by 42.5 per cent,

Other items which saw lesser
increases included dried vegeta-
bles and roast beef, just under 10
per cent; tomato paste, 6.8 per
cent; lamb, 6.2 per cent; fresh
whole chicken by 5.2 per cent;
hotdogs and ham by just 5.9 and
5.4 per cent respectively; crabs,
5.3 per cent, flour and prepared
flour mixes, and stewed beef, 4.8
per cent; stew beef by 4.8 per cent;
bacon by 4.6 per cent; turkey by
4.3 per cent; and snacks by 4.2 per

RBO Ioop indiviul

THE Ro\jl B.ahams Dclence Force hja h,,noured a
number of indiduals .ho- dedicjaed the greater part
their Ites t1o the irga.nisai ii:on
Delons Prjtt. Florence Colchb anrid .Audkl- Bjin werc
hosted to a luncheon ji the Corul Hjrbour Bue in their
honour. "-aj u inhuie to tihir long. dedicated and out-
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In attendance wa.i Commnidore Clhord Sea\ c[ll., ho
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their tn\luabhle contrihulon tii the lorce The. pool-
side reception \,as also by altended hy the man) ,llicers.
and marines who had kind words for the honorees.
"After being showered with numerous gifts and
plaques, they all gave heart filled thanks to all who sup-
ported them and made their jobs a learning and com-
fortable experience," said a Defence Force statement.
"While admitting that they were all surprised by the
out-pouring of love from the entire Defence Force fam-
ily, they were nevertheless humbled to have a part of the
organisation for so long."

A 40-year veteran of the public service, Mrs Pratt was
first employed with the Ministry of Education and Cul-
ture in September 1968, where she worked until trans-
ferring to the Ministry of National Security in 1979 with
the Defence Force. She is currently attached to the per-
sonal files office of the Administration Department.
Having served for 42 years, Mrs Coleby is a product of
Wemyss Bight, Eleuthera. She was assigned to several
government agencies before beginning her career as a
secretary for the Ministry of National Security in 1979
with the Defence Force. Since then, she has served as sec-
retary to six Captains of Her Majesty's Bahamian Ship
Coral Harbour. Currently holding the post of executive
secretary, Mrs Coleby also serves as one of the secretaries
in the office of the commodore.
Mr Bain was employed in the private sector with
numerous companies prior to being employed with the
Defence Force as a landscaper and caretaker in March
1981. The statement said he has since proven to be a con-
sistent performer with a good work ethic, who has attract-
ed high praise from the men and women of the Defence

DELORIS PRATT receiving a plaque and gift certificate
from Commodore Clifford Scavella

AUDLEY BAIN receiving a plaque and gift
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be fined for
showing 'The
Simpsons' by day
* CARACAS, Venezuela
kicked "The Simpsons" off
Venezuela's daytime air-
waves. Now they're threat-
ening to punish the station
that showed it during a time
slot approved for children,
according to Associated
The National Telecommu-
nications Commission said
Tuesday night that the chan-
nel Televen could face a fine,
be taken off the air for three
days or be forced to show
programs chosen by the
agency in place of regular
The channel yanked the
animated series off the air
earlier this month after the
regulatory agency said show-
ing it each day at 11 a.m. a
time slot approved for all
viewers violated regula-
tions to protect children.
Broadcast in its place was
"Baywatch Hawaii," featur-
ing scantily clad lifeguards -
a program the channel says
has not drawn complaints.
Commission Director Elda
Rodriguez said in a state-
ment that the agency had
urged Televen in January not
to show "The Simpsons" at
that time, but the channel did
not comply.
Rodriguez complained of
"inappropriate language"
and scenes "that can influ-
ence the behavior and edu-
cation of boys, girls and ado-
Spokeswoman Elba
Guillen said Wednesday that
Televen is waiting for more
information from the agency.
She said the channel will
keep "The Simpsons" off the
air while the case is being

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Snipes' request to
delay sentencing
A FEDERAL judge in cen-
tral Florida has denied actor
Wesley Snipes' request to
delay his April 24 sentencing
hearing for a month, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
A judge Wednesday denied
Snipes' attorneys request for
more time to meet with Inter-
nal Revenue Service agents to
clear up his tax picture.
He was convicted in Febru-
ary of failing to file a return
for three years, which could
bring up to three years in
But Snipes was acquitted of
more serious, felony tax fraud
and conspiracy charges.
Prosecutors want Snipes
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Bahamas film reputation reaches

BAHAMIAN film locations
and talent will be seen as far
away as Australia and New
Zealand, thanks to a new deal
concluded by Quantum
Releasing, a subsidiary of
Quantum Entertainment.
Quantum Productions
filmed "Eye of the Dolphin" in
Grand Bahama in 2005.
The movie includes Bahami-

an actors and features the
beauty of the Bahamas, par-
ticularly underwater scenery.
Quantum releasing has now
sold Eye of the Dolphin to
more than 300 theatres in Aus-
tralia and New Zealand.
The film is expected to have
a lot of appeal in these mar-
kets as it falls into the same
genre as the New Zealand

MINISTER of Education Carl Bethel was among the many persons who
read to students during the first ever College of the Bahamas Book Fes-
The book festival, entitled, "Books, Rhyme 'n' Rhythm" featured
author readings, food and refreshments, jazz performances, and art and
craft exhibitions.
Some of the other guest readers were COB president Janyne Hodder,
Claudette Cookie Aliens, Sharmaine Miller, MP Alfred Sears, and poet
Obediah Smith, among others.
Minister Bethel read the story "Beyond the Tall Grass," by Cindy Bur-
rows to several excited youngsters, among them, Little Miss Com-
monwealth Bahamas 2007. *
As Mr B read, he would pause at intervals to ask the students ques-
tions and the meanings of certain words, to which they readily respond-
ed, though sometimes not always correctly. He would, however, help
them to quickly discover the acceptable response. The story brought
many opportunities for discussions on Bahamian culture which Minis-
ter Bethel eagerly took.
The students who were mostly at the primary school level gave Min-
ister Bethel a round of applause at the conclusion of his reading; after
which he thanked them and encouraged them to continue to read and
put their best effort forward in school.

film, "Whale Rider," for which
Keisha Castle-Hughes was
nominated for the best sup-
porting actress Oscar.
Ministry of Tourism officials
say they used this new devel-
opment to continue to pro-
mote the Bahamas as a film
location at Hong Kong Filmart
They said they were able to

promote the
Bahamas to film-
makers from
throughout Asia.
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gift of communicating with
However, her father's

research operation is
threatened with closure, and
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despite its fighting with al-
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militias, according to Asso-
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Al-Maliki said that in

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return for opening its vast
oil and gas reserves to
investors, Iraq wants EU
know-how to rebuild its tat-
tered institutions and
industrial base.
During his talks with top
EU officials, Iraq offered
to forge closer economic
and political ties by
increasing its supply of nat-
ural gas to the European
market pver the next three
"We have come here to
open the way and pave
the way for a new rela-
tionship," al-Maliki said.
"As you know, Iraq is a
rich country. We are not
asking for direct assistance
to Iraq in order to fund our
projects. What we need is
technical assistance" to
help rebuild.

Iraq's government has
indicated that it is negoti-
ating with U.S. and Euro-
pean oil companies to man-
age the development of
new oil fields.
The country hopes to
reach agreements that will
help it fulfill its goal of
increasing crude oil pro-
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, Despite Iraq's enormous
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of disputes among Iraqi
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how to share profits. The
fighting in Iraq also has dis-
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European Conimission
President Jose Manuel Bar-
r.oso, who, along with other
EU officials, are keen to
forge closer economic ties,
especially in opening up
Iraq's energy reserves to
European energy firms.
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EU efforts to reduce
dependence on energy sup-
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Education Loan

FROM page one
emrnment honours the balance out-
standing as of the time of reim-
Reimbursements are made peri-
odically and generally the pro-
ceeds are applied to those loans
in arrears for the longest period.
During the year government
paid the authority for loans in
default totalling $5.8 million.
According to the Guarantee
Fund Act, the authority is required
to pay a guarantee premium to
the government of two per cent
of the loan to be guaranteed.
The authority includes this pre-
mium as a charge to the students
and deducts it from the loan pro-
ceeds issued.
Under the loan scheme funds
are generally disbursed in two
stages: 50 per cent at the start of
the academic year in August and
50 per cent midway through the
academic year in January.
Principal repayments of the
loans by the students are expected
to begin six months after their
The interest rate charged on
these loans is 7.5 per cent.

Grandma killing

FROM page one
that on Sunday, Fowler intention-
ally and unlawfully caused the
death of Iris Archer.
Mrs Archer, who lived in the
community of Dannottage Estates
for more than 30 years, was stabbed
"multiple times" and an attempt
had been made to set her body on
fire, according to police reports.
The body of Mrs Archer was
found in the front room of her
In a packed courtroom, Fowler,
who was not represented by coun-
sel yesterday, sat quietly as the
charges were read.
When asked by Chief Magistrate
Roger Gomez whether he under-
stood the charges against him,
Fowler replied: "Yes sir."
Magistrate Gomez informed the
accused that. he was not required
to plead to the charges. He was
remanded to Her Majesty's Prison
and the case was adjourned to April
The case has been transferred to
Court 10, Nassau Street. Following
his arraignment yesterday, Fowler
was taken away in a police car as
family members of the deceased
looked on., .

Bar Association president speaks on Rubie Nottage

FROM page one

States, but also about her
Mrs Nottage, at age 64, is
only months away from the
constituted retirement age of
65 for judges.
Mr Munroe remarked yes-
terday that he would be very
surprised if Mrs Nottage
agreed to serve as a judge
without some assurance of an
Any withholding of such
an extension would be "curi-
ous", he added.
According to the Bahamas
constitution, a Supreme
Court Justice may be permit-
ted to continue in office
beyond attaining the age of
65, provided that the Gover-
nor General, acting on the
recommendation of the

prime minister and after con-
sultation with the leader of
the opposition, agrees to it..
However, an extension
cannot be given beyond the
age of 67.
The constitution also states
that a person "holding the
office of-Justice of the
Supreme Court may, with the
permission of the Governor
General, acting in accordance
with the advice of the Prime
Minister, continue in office
for such period after attain-
ing that age as may be neces-
sary to enable him to deliver
judgment or to do any other
thing in relation to proceed-
ings that were commenced
before him before he
attained that age."
Asked if was wise to
appoint persons to the post
of Supreme Court Justice
who are so near the retire-

ment age, Mr Munroe sim-
ply answered: "Why not?"
With the system failing to
offer competitive salaries and
benefits to entice qualified
jurists to sit on the bench, it
can only be more senior peo-
ple with lengthy careers who
have the luxury to exit the
private sector and serve as
judges, he said.
Commenting on the con-
troversy surrounding Mrs
Nottage's appointment as it
concerns the 1989 money-
laundering charges filed
against her in the US, Mr
Munroe said that it cannot
be that a person is disbarred
simply because of an allega-
With the United States
leaving the case lying dor-
mant for nearly 20 years and
now making an issue of the
matter, Mr Munroe said it

"smells" to him like an
attempt by a foreign govern-
ment to influence proceed-
ings in the Bahamas.
Mr Munroe pointed out
that 30 days after the indict-
ment was filed against Mrs
Nottage in March, 1989, the
case still had not been
assigned a judge and the mat-
ter was, figuratively speak-
ing, thrown in the "waste-
This, he said, leads him to
believe that the US was nev-
er very serious about the

matter or never had a good
case against Mrs Nottage.


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FROM page one June, 2006. Its bill for the period was.
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deferred payment of taxes as per an agreement amounts owed by the closed casino if the out-
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od under review. years, the Paradise Island casino owed
The Emerald Bay casino in Exuma opened on $1,187,696.66; the Crystal Palace casino owed
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"Peisons applied through the principals of
various schools. The applications were for-
warded to district superintendents and chair-
men of school boards for processing, which
included interviewing and then vetting," she
Mrs Garraway said responsibility for vetting
and. conducting background checks lay with
the Ministry of Education in co-operation with

Ministry of Education FROM page one
idents on four islands:
After background checks have been con- Island, Eleuthera, Exuma
ducted, the successful candidates are enrolled Long Island, where the dam
in a two-week training course at the police was greatest.
training college. One hundred and forty-f
training college. applications for concessions
"The ministry denies that Mr Pakaris was replication s for concession
directed to hire someone who is a known child received. Of these,138 appli
molester since background checks are still tons were approved.
being conducted on prospective candidates to Mr Ingraham said that
fill positions in the schools," Mrs Garraway applications refused inclu
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teaching units
- Prepare quarterly reports that provide an overview of program
activities with sample materials used.
- Provide and plan activities that provide students with skills
and knowledge to make them effective stewards of the Black
Point community and the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

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

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standards for relief assistance, a
house under construction which
likewise did not qualify, anoth-
er application denied by the
local administration as unjusti-
fiable and another involving an
application for a vehicle which
had been sold by the applicant
prior to the application being
made for concessions on a

Farmers to receive $629,135

for Hurricane Noel losses

The prime minister 'said the
majority of approvals, 99 in all,
were applications for exemp-
tions on replacement household
items or building supplies. Thir-
ty-three applications were for
replacement motor vehicles.
Four applications were received
from faith-based organizations,
one from a school and one from
a small resort.
"Some 781 farmers on Long
Island, Cat Island, Eleuthera
reported damage to crops and
livestock attributable to Tropi-
cal Storm Noel. Effects from
the exceptionally high rainfall
over Andros during the month

of October were exacerbated
by Noel. As a result as much
as 70 per cent of vegetable
seedbeds were reportedly
destroyed on that island," the
prime minister said.
Mr Ingraham said the Min-
istry of Agriculture and Marine
'Resources is unable to replace
total loss of income experi-
enced by farmers but has taken
steps to assist farmers in return-
ing speedily to production by
providing replacement fruit
trees, fertilizers, vegetable seeds
and land clearing and tilling
Fertilizer valued at some
$87,520 was distributed among
affected farmers in the months
following the storm.
Onion seeds valued at $6,400
were distributed among farmers
in North Andros, and that crop
has already been taken to mar-
The prime minister said that
mango and avocado trees val-
ued at $25,215 have been dis-
tributed .to farmers in
Eleuthera, Exuma, Long Island
and Cat Island.
Vegetable seeds are sched-
uled for distribution next
month as distribution toward
the end of the vegetable grow-
ing season last year was not rec-
ommended by the Department.
However, Mr Ingraham said
that a final decision has not yet
been taken on replacement
livestock for reported animal
He said losses were heaviest
in Long Island and Cat Island.
In total some 400 sheep, 308
goats and 19 pigs were reported
lost, primarily due to drown-
The Ministry. of Agriculture
and Marine Resources will
shortly begin disbursement of
cash assistance to affected
farmers totalling some
Damage was caused to pock-
ets of major roadways connect-
ing communities in Exuma,
Eleuthera, Long Island, Cat
Island and Acklins.
Mr Ingraham said that ten-
ders were opened on March 25
for works scheduled by the
Ministry of Public Works to
repair damage caused by Trop-
ical Storm Noel on Cat Island,
Exuma and Long Island.
. The prime minister said it is
expected that the government
will consider the award of
related contracts in short order.
Repairs and/or reconstruc-
tion will also be undertaken in
Ragged Island (including work
on the airstrip), Acklins, San
Salvador, Crooked Island,
including work on the airstrip,
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go Laing's alleged involvement
in having the duty rate changed
for the juice product sold by his
sister-in-law, has subsided since
the filing of a defamation suit by
Mr Laing against MPs Bernard
Nottage, Frank Smith and for-
mer Comptroller of Customs
John Rolle, due to the sub
judice rule, which limits public
discussion of matters before the
Mr Smith, however, sought
to revive the issue yesterday in
the House. The St Thomas
More MP said he had received
numerous calls from con-
stituents concerned about him
being sued by "the Member of
Parliament for Marco City."
This reference led Tommy
Turnquest, leader of govern-
ment business in the House, to
rise to his feet to prevent Mr
Smith from further referring to
the issue.
"If he is being sued, a matter
must be before the court. Mr
Speaker, we are not to proceed
with matters before the court in

PLP walk out

of the House

this place," said Mr Turnquest.
At least two House rules
govern the issue of whether or
not matters before the courts
can be discussed in the House.
Rule 55.2(h) governing the
asking of questions says that a
member's question shall not
reflect on the decision of a
court of law or refer to a case
which is being tried or is await-
ing trial.
However, rule 30(20) says
that matters before the court
can be discussed in the House
at the discretion of the Speak-
"Any reference to a matter
awaiting or under adjudication
in court will not be permitted
unless in the Speaker's discre-
tion that reference will not
interfere in any material way


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The successful candidate should possess the following
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At least 7 years experience
Previous Operations experience required.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Effective leadership and problem solving skills
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with that court matter."
Frank Smith said on several
occasions that the matter is not
before the court, but the speak-
er did not allow him to contin-
ue, and the Speaker ordered
him to "take (his) seat."
This led to back-and-forth
shouting between members of
the government and opposi-
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham, however, did not
object to allowing Mr Smith to
continue and discuss the Mona
Vie matter.
"Mr Speaker, notwithstand-
ing what the leader of the
House said, the government
takes no objection to the mat-
ter the member wants to raise
being raised.,
"The government would
expect to be able to raise other
matters that are similarly filed
in court, and we'll have a
debate, discussion. No prob-
lems," he said.
Such an agreement would
allow discussion of allegations
that MICAL MP Alfred Gray
was caught in a compromising
position earlier this year.
Despite the intervention by
the prime minister, the Speak-
er ruled that the matter can-
not be discussed in the House.
Mr Smith then attempted to
table a portion of the FNM's
2007 election manifesto on
ethics for its MPs, but the
Speaker again ordered him to
take his seat, charging that he
was abusing the rule.
Dr Bernard Nottage, leader
of opposition business in the
House, attempted to come to
the defence of Mr Smith, but
the speaker would not allow
Mr Smith to continue.
Mr Smith rose to his feet and
attempted to speak again. The

Speaker then ordered him to
remove himself from the
House for "disrespecting the
authority of the Speaker", after
first issuing him a warning.
West End and Bimini MP
Obie Wilchcombe then warned
that all PLP members would
have to leave if the Speaker
maintained this view.
"Mr Speaker, it is very dis-
appointing that we are arriv-
ing at the position that you
"Because if you are asking
for one of our members to
remove himself simply for rep-
resenting the position that he
says is the concern of the con-
stituents that he represents,
then all of us could be removed
from the chamber," he said.
"We should all then move
from this chamber, because Mr
Speaker, if there is a concern in
the constituency, it is for the
member, the integrity of the
member to present that here."
The Speaker was forced to
adjourn the House for ten min-
utes, as the prime minister and
opposition leader began'a heat-
ed argument on the issue.
Mr Perry Christie and Dr
Nottage spoke with the speak-
er on the removal order in his
chambers during the break, but
he did not change his ruling
despite this intervention.
Mr Christie then told the
House after it reconvened that
the entire opposition would
have to leave if the Speaker
maintained his position. He
did, which led the entire oppo-
sition to walk out of the debat-
ing chamber.
They all assembled in the
minority room downstairs
where Mr Christie and Dr Not-
tage addressed the media.
Mr Christie said that his side
took the decision to walk out
with Mr Smith "in support of
the member's right to be heard
in Parliament and not to have
his speech and his freedoms
Mr Smith will be allowed
back in the House when it
resumes business next week.


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The union's executive council is alleging that the three men
misused union funds for personal purposes and suspended
them with pay.
However, the three executives contend that they have done
nothing wrong and that it is, in fact, the council members who
misused union money.
Mr Douglas said yesterday that the suspensions have had
no real effect.
"It's like the Cabinet trying to suspend the prime minister,"
he noted.
Mr Douglas explained that he, Mr Colebrooke and Mr
McKenzie were suspended for four weeks.
Three of those weeks have already passed, he said, and the
union executives continue to do their jobs.
He said that the union would have "fallen apart" if he and his
colleagues did not show up to work.
Mr Douglas said that support for himself, Mr Colebrooke and
Mr McKenzie is "overwhelming" within the union and that if
elections were to be held today, the same three executives
would be returned to office.
Members of the union's executive council told the media on
Tuesday that recent investigations have turned up several dis-
crepancies in the BHCAWU's finances.
.The council, which is being represented by attorney Keod
Smith, also said that it intends to have summonses presented to
the three executives for them to appear in court.
Suspended secretary general Mr Douglas said yesterday that
he does believe that this case will ever be brought to court.
He added that he doesn't think a court case could be of any
use in solving the union's internal issues.


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nationwide strike called by Zim-
babwe's opposition to press for
the release of presidential elec-
tion results, authorities said
Wednesday, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
A judge, meanwhile, acquit-
ted New York Times corre-
spondent Barry Bearak and
British journalist Stephen
Bevan of covering the election
Magistrate Gloria Takwunda
said the state "failed dismally
to prove that there was reason-
able suspicion of them practic-
ing as journalists."
The two men were held by
police for days following their
arrest on April. 3. They have
been free on bail for more than
a week but blocked from leav-
ing the country pending the
court ruling.
Takwunda said state evidence
was "inconsistent and unreli-
A story on the New York
Times' Web site said Bearak
had left the country.
Bill Keller, executive editor
of The New York Times, said
Wednesday that Bearak's fam-
ily, friends and colleagues are
overjoyed that he is on his w ay
"His only offense was honest
journalism, telling Zimbabn e's
story at a time of tormented
transition. He had no intention
of becoming part of that storn."
Keller said.
Keller said they were thank-
ful to many people. "It's hard to
know, in a country as political
opaque as Zimbabwe, what
made a difference, but we are
grateful for all of it," he said.
Zimbabwe has waited 18 da3 s
to hear results from its presi-
dential vote. The electoral com-
mission has said it is verifying
votes and investigating anom-
alies, but the opposition says
the delay is a strategy by long-
time ruler Robert Mugabe to
maintain his 28-year grip on
Opposition leader Morgan
Tsvangirai says he won the
March 29 election outright.
Independent tallies show Tsvan-
girai won, but not by enough to
prevent a runoff.
Tsvangirai's Movement for
Democratic Change has failed
in appeals to the courts and
regjooal leaders to forcDhe
release of results.
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arrested in Harare and four oth-
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ZIMBABWEANS demonstrate outside the Zimbabwe embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday April 16, 2008.
The ruling African National Congress broke ranks Tuesday with South African President Thabo Mbeki's quiet diplo-
macy toward Zimbabwe and criticized the delay in announcing election results in Zimbabwe. In a statement, the
ANC's top national working committee said the "dire" situation in Zimbabwe was having negative consequencesfor
the whole of southern Africa. It said it would be "undemocratic and unprecedented" for President Robert Mugabe to
hold a run-off vote without first announcing election results.

failure to release the election
"Absent a transparent solu-
tion to this impasse, the situa-
tion could deteriorate further
with serious implications for the
people of Zimbabwe," he
warned. "The credibility of the
democratic process in Africa
could be at stake here."
British Prime Minister Gor-
don Brown, who was also at the
high-level U.N. Security Coun-
cil meeting on African peace
and security issues, said "no
one thinks, having seen the
results at polling stations, that
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flame around the outside of a
sports stadium Wednesday an
invitation-only event in front of
an elite, sparse crowd with heavy
security to deter any anti-China
protesters or terrorist attacks,
according to Associated Press.
Clearly worried about the pos-
sibility that the high-profile cere-
mony might be disrupted, thou-
sands of police aided by explo-
sives-sniffing dogs stood guard as
Pakistan's pro-China government
ensured a trouble-free stop on the
torch's global tour toward Bei-
Televised live the only way
the general public could watch -
the relay of Pakistani and Chi-
nese torchbearers looked almost
like a practice run as they jogged
on access roads around the
perimeter of Jinnah Stadium,
Islamabad's main sports complex.
President Pervez Musharraf,
fresh from a six-day trip to China,
presented the Olympic flame to
the first runner, then joined a raft
of school children on reviewing
"I would like the people of Chi-
na who are our closest friends to
know that we stand with you and
support you in this glorious event
you host for the entire world,"
Musharraf said in an address.
Protests of China's human
rights record have disrupted the
torch's passage through Western
cities, and Pakistan has gone to
great lengths to avoid any repeat
during the Olympic symbol's 22-
hour stay here.
The original plans for carrying
the torch along a nearly two-mile
route from the white-marble Par-
liament in Pakistan's capital were
Col. Baseer Haider, an army
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said the route was changed
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"There is absolutely ho chance
of any trouble, any protest against

PAKISTAN'S PRESIDENT Pervez Musharraf, centre, and Prime Ministir
Yousaf Raza Gilani, right, hand over the Olympic torch.to first runner
Pakistani former field hockey player Sami Ullah, left, during a ceremony
in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, April 16, 2008. Thousands of
police aided by sniffer dogs stood guard as Pakistan hosted the
Olympic torch Wednesday for what its pro-China government hopes
will be a trouble-free leg of its world tour.

it," said event coordinator
Mohammed Yahya from the Pak-
istan Olympic Association.
A plane carrying the torch from
Oman landed at the military sec-
tion of Islamabad airport amid
tight security early Wednesday.
About 60 Pakistani athletes
took turns carrying the torch on
the grounds of the stadium. A dis-
play of folk music and dancing
were scheduled afterward.
The Pakistan Olympic Associ-
ation urged broadcasters using
state TV coverage of the torch to
avoid "negative comments" and
make "no mention" of the con-
flict in Tibet.
Pakistan has strong and long-
standing defense and economic
links with China. Both are rivals
of neighboring India.
The torch's stops in Kaza-
khstan, Russia, Argentina, Tan-

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However, rioting in two Pak-
istani cities in the past week has
raised tension in a country per-
manently on guard against attacks
by Islamic militants based along
its border with Afghanistan. Chi-
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deadly attacks last year.
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elements who are bent on dis-
rupting our understanding and
great relationship;" Musharraf
said in China on Monday: .
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relay and the growing interna-
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on Tibet and Darfur have turned
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Army Sgt. Maj. David Allard
used to break down troops to pre-
pare them for the rigors of the
infantry. But after suffering a
brain injury in Iraq, he got a new
assignment: helping rebuild
wounded soldiers so they could
return to duty, according to the
Associated Press.
Allard launched one of the
Army's new "warrior transition
units," which bring military-style
structure to the recovery process
and gather wounded soldiers into
groups where their main mission
is to heal.
"This is the first and perhaps
the only time in their military
career where their job is to focus
on getting better," said Col. Tom
Thomas, commander of the hos-
pital at Fort Campbell that cares
for wounded soldiers.
While in the program, soldiers'
day-to-day responsibilities are a
mix of medical and military: daily
therapy sessions and meetings
with case managers, plus a few
hours of classroom training or
light work assignments on the
The transition units were cre-
ated in response to deplorable
conditions at Walter Reed mili-
tary hospital in Washington. In

the past, soldiers were placed on
"medical hold" status, in which
even the name implied a kind of
limbo, and they received little
supervision during recovery. The
new units acknowledge that
wounded troops who are used to
carrying out orders still need the
Army to define a goal and create
a structure to help them achieve it.
"Being a warrior in transition
means I'm still a soldier," Sgt. 1st
Class Ronald Gullion said.
Nearly 8,000 soldiers have been
assigned to the 32 new units across
the country. Participants give the
Army credit for improving med-
ical treatment, but the program's
progress is diminished by lingering
problems with staffing shortages,
long waits for medical evaluations
and questionable deaths.
Allard's diagnosis of mild trau-
matic brain injury gave him a bet-
'ter understanding of the needs of
the nearly 750 recovering soldiers
assigned to Fort Campbell's unit.
For example, he knows what it
feels like to lose a job because of
an injury. After he was hurt, the
Army said he could no longer be
an infantry sergeant major.
Many soldiers "feel initially that
they are going to be labeled as
'that's that injured guy. He's bro-
ken.' But when they actually get in
here, they find out that their job is
to heal, bottom line," Allard said.
The units place soldiers into
companies and squads, creating a
special camaraderie.
"I enjoy being with other guys
who were hurt. We have a com-
mon bond," says Staff Sgt. Todd
Shaw, who broke his back in 2006
in Iraq and reinjured it after
The warrior-transition program
assigns three people to each sol-
dier: a primary care manager who
oversees the treatment plan, a
nurse case manager to coordinate
appointments and a squad leader
to ensure the soldier is following
doctors' orders.
Shaw, whose spine is supported
with multiple screws and rods,
ticks off the ways his transition
unit supported him in his recov-
When he couldn't drive, his

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WOUNDED SOLDIER Dakota Leavitt, right, performs an exercise Wednesday February 27, 2008 in the occupational
therapy clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky. as part of his recovery program In the
Warrior Transition Battalion.

squad leader took him to appoint-
ments. Fort Campbell got an
orthopedic spine surgeon on base
so he didn't have to commute
hours to a hospital with specialists.
Every week his primary care man-
ager, his nurse case manager and
his squad leader meet to discuss
his progress.
Fort Campbell has committed
$44 million over the next two
years to its injured soldiers, includ-
ing building new barracks
designed for soldiers in wheel-
chairs and a family center where
counselors can help with financial
or legal issues.
But staffing shortages, espe-
cially for health care specialists

familiar with the Veterans Affairs
disability system, continue to
plague the transition units. A
Government Accountability
Office report from February not-
ed improvement but found almost
a third of the units were under-
staffed in key positions.
The Army also has come under
scrutiny for some deaths in these
units, including an Indiana
National Guard soldier whose
autopsy found he may have been
unconscious for days before he
was discovered dead at Fort
Knox, Ky.,
The Army reports 11 deaths in
the transition units that were not
due to natural causes: four sui-

cides, three accidental overdoses
of prescribed medications, one
vehicle accident and three deaths
still under investigation.
Thomas said the transition units
show the Army is serious about help-
ing soldiers recover. "But the sys-
tem itself still needs to be retooled -
it's not there yet," he said.
The Army wants most of the
soldiers to return to the fighting
force, serving on active duty even
if they are not well enough to
deploy to a combat zone. Histor-
ically about 70 percent of wound-
ed soldiers return to active duty
within a year, and the transition
units will be a success if they can
exceed that.

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The merger could kick off a
wave of airline consolidation.
And while the effects would not
be immediate because the com-
binations could take months to
get regulatory approval, indus-
try observers say get ready any-
wayfor f ewer carriers in the sky.
"It's not an industry that
works," said Mark Cooper,
director of research for the Con-
sumer Federation df America,
who lobbied Congress against
a bid by US Airways for Delta
last year.
"We're now getting to the
point where there are so few
carriers left, and they still can't
make money," he said.
Mergers, combined with a
recent spate of airline bank-
ruptcies, mean passengers in
many cities can expect fewer
flights to choose from, and
they'll be packed even fuller
than they are now.
Greater demand for remain-
ing seats translates into higher
ticket prices.
"There's no doubt in my
mind fares are going to go up,"
saidMack Seaney, chief execu-
tive of FareCompare.com,
which tracks changes in airline
ticket prices. "Consumers are
deluding themselves if they
think that's not the case."
Peter Schiff, president of bro-
kerage firm Euro Pacific Capi-
tal, said the changes could put
air travel out of reach for Amer-
icans of modest means.
"Although many Americans
have come to regard affordable
air travel as a birthright, from a
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Cubans mob phone stores as new government

begins offering unrestricted cellular service

Lines stretched for blocks
outside phone centers Monday
as the government allowed ordi-
nary Cubans to sign up for cel-
lular phone service for the first
The contracts cost about
US$120 (euro76) to activate -
half a year's wages on the aver-
age state salary. And that does-
n't include a phone or credit to
make and receive calls.
But most Cubans have at
least some access to dollars or
euros thanks to jobs in tourism
or with foreign firms, or money
sent by relatives abroad. Lines
formed before the stores
opened, and waits grew to more
than an hour.
"Everyone wants to be first
to sign up," said Usan Astorga,
a 19-year-old medical student
who stood for about 20 minutes
before- her line moved at all.
Getting through the day with-
out a cell phone is unthinkable
now in most developed coun-
tries, but Cuba's government
limited access to mobile phones
and other so-called luxuries in
an attempt to preserve the rel-
ative economic equality that is a
hallmark of life on the commu-
nist-run island.
President Raul Castro has
done away with several other
small but infuriating restrictions,
and his popularity has surged
as a result defusing questions
about his relative lack of charis-
ma after his ailing older brother
Fidel formally stepped down in
An article Friday in the Corn- -
munist Party newspaper Gran-
ma said it was Fidel Castro's
idea all along to lift bans on
mobile phones, and that he was
behind recent governor ent
orders easing restrictions that
had prevented most Cubans
from staying in hotels, renting
cars, enjoying beaches reserved
for tourists and buying DVD
pltyes' "and" other confshuer
g o o d s . . .
In the latest change, Orlan-
do Lugo, president of the offi-
cial National -Association of
Small Farmers, said Monday
night on state, television that
small farmers can now freely
buy formerly controlled agri-
cultural tools such as machetes,
wire, boots and herbicide. He
said the government is also
examining new ways for farmers
to commercialize goods, but did
not provide specifics.
"They are part of a process
initiated and called for by
Fidel," Granma said of the
recent changes.
Fidel Castro has not been
seen in public since undergoing
emergency intestinal surgery in
July 2006, but he has continued
to pen essays every few days
and recently criticized DVDs,
cell phones, the Internet, e-mail
and Facebook, asking: "Does
the kind of existence promised
by imperialism make any
He wrote Saturday that the
island may be going too far in

A WOMAN looks at a cell phone priced at 219 CUC, or convertible pesos, equivalent to US$236.52, right, at a phone center in Havana, Monday, April 14, 2008. The government of
new President Raul Castro has begun selling cellular service to all citizens for the first time, which costs about US$120 to activate, half a year's wages on the average state salary..

easing some restrictions: "As in
Cuba, there are those with the-
ories about easy access to con-
sumer gobds;''- he -wrote;, dis-"
missing those people as"'impe'-
rial ears and eyes hungry for
these dreams."
Cell phones on the island can
make and receive calls from
overseas, a key feature because
the overwhelming majority of
Cubans have relatives and
friends in the United States.
Cuba's state-controlled
telecommunications monopoly,
a joint venture with Telecom
Italia, charges US$2.70
(eurol.70) per minute to call
the U.S. and US$5.85
(euro3.70) per minute to
Europe and most of the rest of
the world. Making or receiving
local calls costs US$0.30
(euro0.19) a minute.
Astorga said she planned to
buy about US$65 (euro41) in
credit enough, she hopes, for
three months of very brief con-
"You can't talk all day
because it's too expensive," she
said. "It's only, 'hello, I'm here.
Goodbye.' Or 'where are you?'
and hang up."
Teenagers and college stu-

A WOMAN speaks on her cell phone as others line up outside a phone cen-
tre to buy cell phone service in Havana.

dents with expensive sunglasses
and fashionable clothes domi-
nated the lines, alongside the
occasional elderly housewife or
construction worker with dusty
boots and threadbare T-shirt.
Inside stores, Cubans showed
ID cards to sign contracts and
crowded around glass cases
where cell phones rotated under
bright lights. A basic Nokia
Corp. model offering little more
than calling and text-messaging
cost about US$75 (euro47),

while a snazzier camera-phone,
retailed for US$280 (eurol75)
- more than twice than in the
U.S. Lines outside stores are
common in Cuba since security
personnel limit how many peo-
ple are allowed in at a time.
Telecommunications offices are
often especially crowded with
people waiting to pay their
phone bills. But Monday's waits
were longer than normal and
everyone who turned up want-
ed a cell phone contract. "I am

A CUBAN woman listens to a cell phone store employee explain how
to work her new cell phone in a phone centre in Havana.

in need, I need to have one,"
said retiree Juana Verdez, who
said a cell phone would help her
stay in touch with family mem-
bers. Shorter queues also
formed in Santiago, the island's
second-largest city, and in small-
er towns. Only foreigners and
Cubans holding key govern-
ment posts had been allowed to
have cell phones since they first
appeared here in 1991. Thou-
sands of ordinary Cubans
already had mobile phones

through the black market, but
could activate them only if for-
eigners agreed to lend their
names to the contracts.
One woman waiting to legal-
*ize a cell phone previously reg-
istered under someone else's
name said the recent changes
have made Cubans happy.
"It's something. Something
small, but positive," said Nor-
ma, who asked that her full
name not be printed because of
the unauthorized telephone.


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Before April 2003, when the
maze of crooked lanes that
branch away from Rasheed
Street downtown were
crammed with hundreds of
small leather goods factories,
Hassan Attiya, now 43,
designed fancy women's shoes
under his signature "Cowboy"
label. And his workers manu-
factured and sold them by.the
thousands, according to the New
York Times News Service.
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were not crushing enough, as
widespread violence generated
by fighting in the south last
month forced Attiya to close
his factory, policemen in Bagh-
dad stopped a car carrying
goods he had ordered from Syr-
ia. The policemen said they
were looking for weaponry, but
when the search was over a
package containing good-qual-
ity faux diamonds for his shoes
had vanished. It was worth
$1,200, perhaps a quarter of
Attiya's working capital.
"Wallahi," Attiya said in an
Arabic expression of woe. "The
business is not as it used to be.
It is like the survival of the
Still, as grim as Attiya's fate
has been, there is also a gleam
of light to be found in his Dar-
winian metaphor: Surrounded
this month in his reopened fac-
tory by piles of mauve, green,
silver, white, gold and black
leather shoes with flamboyant
curves, in-your-face spike heels
and whimsical trimmings, he has
somehow survived as a private
And in the shoe business, at
least, Attiya is not alone, sur-
prisingly, after all the devasta-
tion and upheaval in Iraq since
2003, although he says that he
has received no help whatever
from his seemingly oblivious
government or from the Amer-
icans. In the five years since the
invasion, a great deal of con-
cern and financial support has
been showered on the approxi-
mately half-million workers
who were idled when Ameri-
can occupation authorities shut
down Iraq's enormous Soviet-
style factories, called state-
owned enterprises.
Much less attention has been
given to the far larger number
of private businessmen, manu-
facturers and entrepreneurs
whose livelihoods were ruined
when the invasion turned soci-
ety and commerce upside-down.
The disastrous looting that
drove some of that collapse
makes reliable records hard to
find, but a comparison of gov-
ernment and trade union fig-
ures suggests that in the leather-
goods business alone, from
3,000 to 4,000 private factories
employed from 100,000 to
200,000 workers, although not
all were full time. Those figures
do not count the thick under-
growth of deliverymen, sales-
people, restaurateurs and tea
hawkers who were supported
by that commercial activity.
Nearly all of those leather
goods factories closed in 2003,
but now there are signs that
some of them probably no
more than 5 to 10 percent, but
still accounting for thousands
of jobs have adapted, some-
times in ways that would have
been unthinkable just a few
years ago. Security improve-
ments after the American troop
increase last year have helped
by making customers more
comfortable in some of the mar-
kets and allowing sales repre-
sentatives and delivery vans to
travel outside Baghdad.
"It was good for my busi-
ness," said Muhamad al-Sudani,
.acting director and general
manager at the Marakish shoe
and slipper factory. But he
added: "It is not as good as it
used to be before 2003. Never. I
don't expect that."
Still, conversations with sev-

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First Squadron, Second Stryker Cavalry Regiment patrol in the Shi-
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"The business
is not as it used
to be. It is like
the survival of
the fittest."

Hassan Attiya

eral dozen workers, managers
and owners suggest that more
than any other factors, persis-
tence and good old entrepre-
neurial opportunism is what has
allowed the local shoe .business
to maintain its presence.
Majid Mishari, the owner of
Marakish, said he could not
open his factory's doors at all
in 2003 or 2004, and when he
tried starting up again for a few
months in 2005, thieves or insur-
gents in the Anbar desert inter-
cepted a $45,000 shipment of
leather from Syria.
But Mishari, who loves his
factory's shoes so much that he
is given to picking one up and
tenderly kissing it, kept at it.
He managed to stay open for
six months in 2006. And since
security began improving early
in 2007, he has been open con-
If Iraq were fully at peace
tomorrow, though, Mishari
would still literally be paying
for the violence that has shaken
his country for so long. He
throws open cabinet after cabi-
net filled with stacks of what he
says are unpaid invoices: Many
of them are for orders sent to
shop owners who were killed
or disappeared, or used the war
as an excuse for not sending
paymenm""he said.So Mishari
has improvised, managing to get
a rare bank loan for 100 million
dinars, about $80,000, and is

preparing to sell his house in
the Karada neighborhood if his
revenues do not allow him to
make the payments.
In the old days hardly a
golden era, given the crippling
Western economic sanctions
against Iraq demand for his
products seemed endless, and
cash flowed in accordingly,
Mishari said. "Now," he added,
"I just want to know the smell
of a $100 bill."
The outbreak of fresh vio-
lence last week has shelved that
daydream once again.
Recently, Attiya was still
sending the hangdog driver of
the car into the Rasheed Street
markets on Wednesday in
hopes of buying back his faux
diamonds at a discount from the
thieves a common practice
in the crime-ridden streets of
'Iraq, especially for items that
are hard to fence.
The diamonds are set in
flashy heart and starburst pat-
terns that do not play well with
religiously motivated elements
of the insurgency in Iraq. At the
height of the insurgency, he
said, gesturing toward his shoes,
many of which would not look
out of place under strobe lights
at an after-hours club, "any
woman who wore these would
be killed."
But gradually he realized that
even many Iraqi women forced
to wear drab hijabs wanted to
wear stylish and sexy clothes
underneath. Most Iraqi men did
not mind it either, Attiya said.
So, contrary to virtually all
conventional understanding of
society, culture, religion and
commerce in present-day Iraq,
his business squeaked by,
though in a reduced state. From
the 30 to 35 workers he said that
he employed before the war, his
factory has shrunk to six men
laboring in the cramped den-
tist's office under a beige ceiling
fan dating from the).4940s.






French bill

targets those

who glamorise

the ultra-thin

.It started with pro-anorexia Web sites, secretive corners where
adolescents with eating disorders share sickening sagas of star-
vation. But Valery Boyer's mission didn't stop there.
Protruding ribs on catwalks, gaunt frames airbrushed to look
even thinner on magazine covers the French lawmaker says
these images are dangerous, too.
So dangerous that she drafted a bill making it illegal to promote
extreme thinness or anorexia. A majority in France's lower house
of parliament agreed, joining her Tuesday in adopting the draft
While outsiders may still think of the French as trim and chic,
France's body shapes are undergoing the same evolution found in
industrialized countries everywhere: Rising obesity, especially
among children and rising numbers of eating disorders. That's
what inspired Boyer. The National Assembly adopted her ground-
breaking bill, which recommends fines of up to $71,000 and
three-year prison sentences for offenders. It goes to the Senate in
the coming weeks.
If passed, the law would be the strongest of its kind anywhere,
fashion industry experts said. And given France's longtime status
as a fashion capital it could sasure proposed after the 2006 anorex-
ia-linked death of Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston prompt-
ed efforts throughout the fashion industry to address the health
repercussions of using ultra-thin models. Critics said the bill 'is too
vague about whom it is targeting and doesn't even clearly define
"extreme thinness."
Doctors and psychologists treating patients with anorexia ner-
vosa a disorder characterized by an extreme fear of becoming
overweight welcomed the French effort, but said anorexia's link
with media images remains hazy.
For the bill's backers, the message behind the measure is
important enough. Boyer, of the ruling conservative party, said she
wanted to encourage discussion about women's health and body
image. Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot said Web sites that
encourage young girls to starve should not be protected by free-
dom of expression.
So-called "pro-ana" for pro-anorexia sites and blogs
have flourished in the United States and beyond, often hosted by
adolescents sharing stories of how they deprive their bodies of
nourishment. French lawmakers and fashion industry members
signed a nonbinding charter last week on promoting healthier
body images. In 2007, Spain banned from catwalks models whose
body mass-to-height ratio is below 18.
Boyer said such measures did not go far enough.
Her bill has focused attention on pro-anorexia Web sites that
give advice on how to eat an apple a day and nothing else.
The sites claim to provide emotional support for people who
want to become anorexic. Photos of waif-like celebrities are giv-
en as "Thinspirations" on one blog, along with a list of advice on
"how to skip meals." The site's host writes that she is not yet 15.
Boyer said in a telephone interview that her proposed legislation
would enable a judge to sanction those responsible for a magazine
photo of a model whose "thinness altered her health. That is the
objective of this text," she said without specifying who in par-
ticular might be prosecuted.
"The socio-cultural and media environment seems to favor
the emergence of troubled nutritional behavior, and that is why
I think it necessary to act," she said. Boyer insisted she wasn't out
to punish models or anorexics themselves.
The bill would make it illegal to "provoke a person to seek
excessive weight loss by encouraging prolonged nutritional depri-
vation that would have the effect of exposing them to risk of
death or directly compromise health."
It calls for prison terms of up to two years and fines of up to
$47,000 for offenders, with punishment increasing to three years
in prison and a $71,000 fine in cases where a victim dies of an eat-
ing disorder.
Socialist lawmaker Catherine Coutelle said the bill was intro-
duced to lawmakers too quickly less than two weeks ago, on
April 3 to allow for thorough discussion before Tuesday's
vote. Legislator Jean-Marie Le Guen argued against legislating
"social norms" and said there was no proof that anorexia comes
from imitation. "What is extreme thinness?" he asked.
While the health dangers of anorexia are obvious, opponents
said it should be up to parents and doctors not the government
- to deal with the reasons for eating disorders.
Didier Grumbach, president of the influential French Federa-
tion of Couture, strongly disapproved of legislating body weight.
"Never will we accept in our profession that a judge decides if
a young girl is skinny or not skinny," he said. "That doesn't exist
in the world, and it will certainly not exist in France."
Modelling agencies had mixed reactions.
Patrick Lemire of Marilyn modeling agency in Paris said he
believed the bill only affected pro-anorexia Web sites, and brushed
off concerns about its impact on the fashion industry.
"We don't have anything to do with health problems of the
anorexic kind. The models (at our agency) are thin, but not
anorexic," he said.
Juliette Menager, casting director for Joule Studio in Paris,
said clearer guidelines on model weight could be a good thing.
"There is definitely an enormous problem," she said, describ-
ing some demands from magazine stylists as "completely sick."
She said some models lose even more weight for fashion shows.
"They are so thin during the shows, much more than the rest of
the year. Sometimes it's really scary, like a concentration camp."
The Council of Fashion Designers of America adopted guidelines
last year saying it wants its models to be healthy and not anorex-
ic or bulimic. The guidelines are not binding and do not mention
a specific mass-to-height ratio.
"WHile the guidelines are not mandatory and no law exists, each
season we continue to hear stories of designers, stylists and agents
refusing to work with models who appear unhealthy and sup-
porting them by connecting them to resources and help," Steven
Kolb, the group's executive director, said in an e-mailed statement.
The French health minister also suggested imposing limits on
the body mass index of models at French fashion shows, and
said France could push for a Europe-wide anti-anorexia measure.


BATTLE LINES: From left, Lance Cpl. Padam Gurung, Rfn. Padam Limbu and Rfn. Chandra Limbu, salute for the media as they arrive at an Asy-
lum and Immigration Tribunal in London, on Tuesday. The tribunal is to hear an appeal by 15 British Army Gurkha soldiers over the British Gov-
ernment's refusal to allow them settlement rights in Britain.

Tourism saves Lao

New York Times
News Service
As the sky grows light along
the Mekong River here, it is no
longer the quiet footfalls of Bud-
dhistmonks that herald the day
but the jostling and chattering of
hundreds of tourists who have
come to watch them on their
morning rounds.
"Here they come! Here they'
come!" a tour guide cries over his
loudspeaker. "Hurry! Hurry!"
The monks appear, a column
of bright orange robes as far as
the eye can see, walking quickly
and silently with their begging
bowls. The tourists cluster around
them with their cameras and
reach out to hand them food.
Luang Prabang, a place of mists
and temples in the mountains of
central Laos, was until recently
one of the last pristine remnants
of traditional culture in a region
that is rapidly leaving its past
behind. Today, Luang Prabang
displays preservation's paradox. It
has saved itself from modern
development by packaging itself
for tourists, but in the process has
lost much of its character, authen-
ticity and cultural significance.
Like some similar places
around the world, this small sev-
en-hundred-year-old city of few-
er than 20,000 people is being
transformed into a replica of
itself: its dwellings into guest
houses, restaurants, souvenir
shops and massage parlors; its rit-
uals into shows for tourists.
"Now we see the safari," said
Nithakhong Somsanith, an artist
and embroiderer who works to
preserve traditional arts. "They
come in buses. They look at the
monks the same as a monkey, a
buffalo. It is theater."
The Buddhist heart of Luang
Prabang the tranquillity that
attracts visitors from abroad -
is being defiled, he said, adding,
"Now the monks have no space
to meditate, no space for quiet."
Luang Prabang was chosen as a
World Heritage Site in 1995 by
the U.N. Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization, or
UNESCO, which determined that
its architectural ensemble was cul-
turally significant and worthy of
protection by the United Nations.
Its strict guidelines on renova-
tion and new construction have
helped preserve the narrow
streets, small structures and rela-
tively light traffic of a past era.
No tall buildings mar the
"The problem is that they took
care of the hardware but not the
software, the culture," said Gilles
Vautrin, a restaurant owner from
France who has lived here for
nearly a decade.
"The city is bei.f gentrified,"
he said.."It will be a museum city.
It will be a hotel city. Maybe the
tourists will like it, but it won't
be the same Luang Prabang."
The morning scene of monks
seeking alms is spectacular, a
seemingly unending procession
that includes the occupants of the
city's 34 temples.
But as they walk down the
main street, Sisavangvong Road,
they must thread their way
through crowds of tourists and
food vendors who call out their
price, "Dollar! Dollar!"
Looking straight ahead, the
monks pass Pizza Luang Prabang,
Pack Luck Liquor, Walkman Vil-

... but saps its Buddhist spirit

lage, German Ice Cream, Cafe
des Arts Restaurant and Bakery,
Khmu Spa and Massage and Tat-
mor Restaurant n' Bar.
The scene may be jarring, said
Rik Ponne, a program specialist
with UNESCO in Bangkok, but
"it is not a complete disaster."
"This is a very interesting
moment in time in Luang Pra-
bang, when we have probably
reached the carrying capacity,"
he said. "It is a question of

whether the Lao government is
willing to make policy decisions
about maybe limiting tourism on
the site or limiting its impact."
That would be a difficult choice
in one of the poorest countries in
Asia, where tourism is a major
source of foreign exchange.
But if steps are not taken to
control the changes, UNESCO
'warned in 199'4, Luang Prabang
could become "another tourist
town where soft-drink billboards

is city

dominate the landscape, where
the sound of tour buses drowns
out the soft temple prayers, and
where the city's residents are
reduced to the roles of bit-players
in a cultural theme park."
Already the core of the city is
losing its population as develop-
ment drives up prices and local
residents move away, leasing their
homes as guest houses and restau-
rants. "You cannot find people
living in houses like family," said
Vilath Inthasen, 25, a native of
Luang Prabang who is a manager
at Couleur Cafe. "Now we start to
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somehow (6)
2 Vessel to top up after a meal (6)
3 It may religiously lead to a difficult
conclusion (4)
4 She smiles wryly over an article (7)
5 Giant in a black and white coat? (5)
6 Tolerates closing time in saloons (5)
8 Three could cause a riot! (4)
9 He's been reduced to silence some-
what (3)
12 Sounds like a refusal to be born! (3)
13 In the thick of things as a moral
principle (5)
15 Great amount of water in N.
America (5)
18 Mark has love for him (5)
19 In which to cook everything? (3)
20 Marginal crime centre (3)
21 Figures to have a meal out, for
health benefit (7)
22 In short, he treats his patients like
animals! (3)
23 In service, raw beginner in
a state! (6)
24 Though thought heavenly, I had a
cold heart (4)
25 Followed a girl in the end (6)
26 See about getting a nice piece -
very tasty! (5)
27 To,throw a teetotaler in the river is
not nice (5)
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30 Precludes certain pieces of music (4)

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27, Divot 28, FA-ult. 29, Pointer 30, Ch.,'er 31, Dying
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ACROSS: 1, Banal 6, Torch 9, Monster Uo, Spout 11, Never 12,
Press 13, Cruelly 15, Pea 17, Rest 18, Covert 19, Risen 20,
Scared 22, Beta 24, Pal 25, Secures 26, Sorts 27, Pesos 28,
Alert 29, despise 30, Bread 31, Stork ,
DOWN: 2, Aspire-3, Amulet 4, Lot 5, Usury 6, Tension 7,
Ores 8, Clever 12, Plaid 13, Crisp 14, Usual 15, Peter 16,
Atlas 18, CeGes 19, Reposed 21, Career 22, Bullet 23, Terror
S25,'Stops26, Soda 28, Ass

1 Interrogated
7 Collided (8)
8 Smile (4)
10 Soldier (6)
11 Easy (6)
14 Moose
16 Navigation
aid (5)
17 Playthings (4)
19 Nobleman (5)
21 Of the kid-
neys (5)
22 Start (5)
23 Joke (4)
26 Brimless
cap (5) ,
28 Brick-carrier
29 Sensual
30 Hole (6)
31 Leave
out (4)
32 Criticised (8)
33 London
borough (6)

- Dennis

Famous Hand

South dealer.
Neither side vulnerable.
+KQ 1096
4632 4+AK10954
VAK8742 VQ105
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485 4694
*A 875
4AK 1063
The bidding:
South West North East
LNT Pass 3 NT All Pass
Opening lead seven of hearts.

The average player feels that the
expert is rarely subjected to the
assorted ignominies that frequently
befall lesser mortals. Nothing, of
course, could be further from the
For starters, tactical and strategic
considerations may influence an
expert to take an action that on a par-
ticular deal might end in disaster.
Then, too, the expert's natural
aggressiveness in bidding games will
sometimes lead to contracts that fail
by several tricks occasionally
doubled to boot.
A case in point arose in the final of
the 2006 world team championship

at the table where the Swedish pair of
Peter Bertheau and Fredrik Nystrom
held the North-South hands, respec-
tively. They reached three notrump
as shown.
Both players acted on the princi-
ple that when the bulk of a partner-
ship's length and strength is in the
minor suits, the best potential game
lies in notrump. And to a certain
extent, they were right, as the com-
bined hands contained 10 tricks in
the minors.
But after West led a low heart, the
outcome proved both tragic and
comical. The defenders proceeded to
collect six heart tricks followed by
six spade tricks, setting the contract
eight tricks!
One would certainly think that
this result could not be equaled, but
amazingly enough, the North-South
pair at the other table, Tor Helness
and Geir Helgemo of Norway, pro-
duced the identical auction, and so
seemed headed for the same fate.
That is, until East, Peter Fredin of
Sweden, doubled three notrump, ask-
ing for the lead of a major suit. .
Helgemo decided to trust Fredin's
assessment, and retreated to four
clubs, passed all around. The defend-
ers then collected two hearts and two
spades to score a one-trick set -
plus 50 but this could not come
close, to matching the plus 400
achieved by East-West at the first
table, and the Norwegians came
away with an 8-VIMP gain.

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Good 17; very good 25;
excellent 33 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

1 Allow (6)
2 Dangers
3 Eat (4)
4 Sun-shade (7)
5 Blemish
6 Viper(5)
8 Dismal (4)
9 Writing
fluid (3)
12 Deceive (3)
13 Young
sheep (5)
15 Sudden
terror (5)
18 Proprietor (5)
19 Implore (3)
20 Sprinted (3)
21 Entourage (7)
22 Wager (3)
23 Friendly (6)
24 Revise (4)
25 Attempting (6)
26 Long seat (5)
27 Circular (5)
28 Bad actor (3)
30 Cipher (4)


Jonny Hector (Sweden) v Jon
Gunnarsson (Germany), European
championship, Plovdiv 2003.
Black has just offered a queen
exchange, and White's first
instinct must have been to accept
the swap. In the resulting
endgame Black's light-squared
bishop is like an overgrown
pawn, hemmed in by its own
pawns also on light. The snag is
that a closer look reveals that 1
Qxf4? Rxf4 wins a pawn, since
both b4 and g4 come under attack
from the black rook. Swedish
grandmaster Hector found a
better idea, so much stronger that
Gunnarsson immediately
resigned. Can you find White's
knock-out punch?




APR 17

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
When it comes to a business outing,
do your best to convince a co-worker
to attend. He or she needs to get out.
A family friend asks for your advice
about a personal matter.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
While you would like to help reconcile
close friends who get into an argument
this week, Pisces, don't get involved.
This is something that the two of them
need to work out on their-own.
ARIES March 21/April 20
Keep your opinion to yourself when a
close friend reveals his or her imme-
diate plans. A loved one introduces
you to an interesting person late in the
week. Get to know him or her better.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
Don't be stubborn when a co-
worker offers you advice on how to
handle a difficult situation. That
special someone has a surprise for
you late in the week. Enjoy!
GEMINI- May 22/June 21.
You have a busy week ahead of you,
Gemini. Get all of your work done be-
fore going out on the town. Sagittar-
ius plays an important role on Thursday.
CANCER June 22/July 22
Don't let a minor disagreement with a
loved one get you upset early in the
week. Cancer. He or she only wants to
give you some constructive criticism.
If you listen to what he or she is say-
ing, you'll realize that it is good advice.
LEO July 23/August 23
A minor problem at work puts you
on the sidelines for a while. Just try
to relax, and take everything in
stride. A good friend asks you for
romantic advice. Be honest.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Be on time for a financial meeting this
week, Virgo. Tardiness will cost you
access to a potentially lucrative
opportunity. Personal relationships
will intensify this weekend.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
When it comes to your career, you have
to make an important decision late in the
week. Look at all of the pros and cons,
and think about what is best for you. Turn
to a loved one for advice if you need it.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You have a lot to do'early in the week,
Scorpio, but don't use that as an excuse
to avoid a close friend. An acquain-
tance asks to borrow money. Say no,
because he or she isn't reliable.
SAGITTARIUS- Nov 23/Dec 21
When talking with a loved one about a
family matter this week, don't beat
around the bush. You have to be blunt
to get your point across. This person
will appreciate your frankness.
CAPRICORN Dec 22ijan 20
A co-worker introduces you to an
interesting person early in the week.
While you're nervous to meet him or
her, try to stay calm. A loved one drops
by unexpectedly on Wednesday.


Chess: 8595:1 Rh8+! Resigns. If Kxh8 (if Kg7 2 Qxf4
Rxf4 3 Rxe8 wins a piece when material advantage
soon decides) 2 Rh5++ Kg8 3 Qh8 Kf7 4 Rh7 mate.

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Heavy) rains help spread

dengue in southeast Brazil

* RIO DE JANEIRO, carrying the dengue fever virus,
Brazil deepening a crisis that has

Heavy rains over the past
month have created a fertile
breeding ground for mosquitoes

claimed at least 80 lives in Rio
state, according to the New York
Times News Service.
The dengue strain ravaging this

tropical city is believed to be
stronger and more deadly than
the virus responsible for an epi-
demic in 2002, considered the
worst in recent history in Brazil,
according to Dr. Jacob Kliger-
man, health secretary for the city.
The spreading epidemic has
shown no signs of slowing. Since
January, 75,399 people have been
infected in Rio state, health offi-
cials say. The mortality rate is
more than three times as high as
it was during the epidemic in
2002, which claimed 91 lives.
There is no vaccine for dengue,
also known as "break-bone
fever," which is spread by bites
from the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Dengue produces high fever, a
rash, nausea, vomiting and severe
headaches and joint and muscle
pains. The treatment includes
pain relievers, rest and fluids. The
disease usually lasts about one
week. Children younger than 15,
who have little immunity, are the
most susceptible to infection. At
least 35 children have died from
the disease in Rio state.
As the death toll has mount-
ed, public officials have been slow
to react, in part because no one
could decide if the mosquito was
a city, state or federal issue. In
recent days, physicians have been
brought in from other states, and
the federal government has sent
in 1,700 members of the armed
forces to help anti-disease efforts.
Last week, army, and navy ser-
vice members trained by health
officials began a 30-day tour in
Rio state, visiting 95,000 homes to
identify breeding grounds for the
mosquito and to teach residents
how to help prevent the disease.
The service members are also giv-
ing patients intravenous saline
solution to avoid severe dehy-
The latest outbreak was set off
by heavy rains over the past few
months. The mosquito breeds in
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Wilson: Directors 'assessing'

taking Sunshine Group public

Tribune Business Editor
Directors are
giving ".ery
ser 'o us
thought" on
whetherr to
take Sunshine Holdings, the
parent company for
Arawak Homes and a host
of other businesses, public,
its chairman revealed to The
Tribune yesterday.
Well-known Bahamian businessman
Franklyn Wilson emphasised that no final
decision had been taken, as the Sunshine

Decision likely 'before July' on plans for parent of Arawak Homes, Sunshine
Insurance, Sunshine Finance, with combined group's assets 'in excess of $100m'

Holdings Board was "examining very care-
fully" the options for the group's future.
He added that any decision on whether to
take Sunshine Holdings public, giving
Bahamian institutional and retail investors
the chance to buy shares in the group, was
likely to taken before July 2008.
This month was the group's financial
year-end, and Mr Wilson said the audited
financial statements for that year, when
completed, would form the basis of financial
information disclosed to investors in any
offering memorandum to take the group

"We are beginning to examine the possi-
bility of doing some fundamental things
with that company," Mr Wilson told The
Tribune, describing Sunshine Holdings as
"the grandparent company" of what used to
be known as the Sunshine Boys in pre-Inde-
pendence Days.
Explaining that Sunshine Holdings had
grown to become a group with "in excess of

SEE page 5B

48% of hotels forecast

net loss for 2008

Tribune Business Editor
. BAHAMIAN hoteliers have
become increasingly pessimistic
about the industry's 2008
prospects with 48 per cent of
them anticipating a net loss for
the year, a weak first quarter
set to be followed by six months
in which advance bookings "are
down'over last year".
With hotel industry optimism
continuing to decline after a
2008 first quarter that extended
the downward tourism trend to
18 months, a Bahamas Hotel
Association (BHA) survey of

* 24% of hotel properties
surveyed looking at shorter
work weeks or staff lay-offs,
as confidence drops amid
global economic gloom
* Association survey finds
62% of hotels see revenues
below 2007 comparisons,
with 53 per cent missing
first quarter occupancy

SEE page 5B

Bahamas fund earned BISX stocks unlikely to hit 5-10 per

$198m 'illicit profits' cent return projections for 2008

Tribune Business Editor
A BAHAMAS-based invest-
ment fund has been accused of
earning $198 million in "illicit
profits" from fraudulent late
trading and market timing prac-
tices in transactions involving
shares in US mutual funds.
The Securities & Exchange
Commission (SEC), the US
capital markets regulator,
alleged that the $500 million
Headstart Fund Ltd "routinely
engaged" in late trading of US
mutual fund shares between
September 1998 and Septem-
ber 2003,-via accounts it held
with two US broker-dealers./
The Headstart Fund Ltd was
named as a relief defendant in
the SEC lawsuit, which was filed
on April 10, 2008, in the US dis-
trict court for the southern dis-
trict of New York.
The two main defendants are
UK-based Headstart Advisers,
the Bahamian-domiciled invest-
ment fund's adviser, and its
Monaco-based principal, Najy
The SEC action described the
Headstart Fund as having been
incorporated in the Bahamas in
*December 2001 as an open-end-
ed company with limited liabil-
It was further described as a
segregated accounts fund, with
multiple share classes enjoying
various investment strategies.
"At its height~during the rele-
vant period, the Headstart Fund
had assets under management

SEC alleges market
timing, late trading
gave fund 'Headstart'

of at least $500 million (includ-
ing leverage)," the SEC alleged.
A Tribune check of the Secu-
rities Commission of the
Bahamas' website, which lists
all Bahamas-domiciled invest-
ment funds, showed the Head-
start Fund to be a professional
fund, meaning that it was tar-
geted at sophisticated investors.
Its administrator, which has
a restricted fund administrator's
licence, was shown to be Cus-
tom House Administration &
Corporate Services Ltd. There
is nothing to suggest this com-
pany, its directors, employees
and shareholders, have done
anything wrong in relation to
the Headstart Fund or the SEC
Hillary Deveaux, the Securi-
ties Commission's executive
director, could not be contacted
for comment before press dead-
line. However, the information
on the Commission's website
was said to be accurate as at
March 14, 2008.
The Headstart Fund affair is
potentially another embarrass-
ing investment fund episode for
the Bahamas. This jurisdiction
has already had to content with
the fallout from the $260 mil-
lion Oracle Fund debacle, which

SEE page 6B

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STOCKS listed on the
Bahamas International Securi-
ties Exchange (BISX) are
unlikely to generate the 5-10
per cent total returns for 2008
that a leading investment bank
predicted earlier this year, its
president told The Tribune yes-
terday, with there being "a lot
more sellers than buyers across
the board".
Michael Anderson, Royal
Fidelity Merchant Bank &
Trust's president, said that while
the institution had predicted
that BISX-listed stocks would
generate total returns of
between 5-10 per cent, this out-
look was likely to be too opti-

This was due to the slowdown
in tourist arrivals and the glob-
al economy, coupled with the
fact that major foreign direct
investment projects, such as
Baha Mar and Kerzner Inter-
national's Hurricane Hole rede-
velopment, had been delayed -
in some cases, indefinitely.
Mr Anderson said the reduc-
tion in tourism activity and for-
eign capital inflows, both of
which were likely to be well
below previous projections,
would feed into the wider
Bahamian economy, which
drove the earnings for most
BISX-listed equities.
"We had previously antici-
pated that 10 per cent would be
a good number, between 5-10
per cent," Mr Anderson told
* The Tribune, "but at this stage I

don't see much upside in many
of them [BISX stocks]."
In a research note sent out to
its brokerage clients earlier this
year, Fidelity said: "If antici-
pated foreign direct investment
projects are slowed, or should
the global economic problems
persist, we can expect some
slow down during the first half
of 2008 in the local market.
"We expect, however, that
growth in the second half of
2008, associated with the new
projects, will be more robust
and that the performance of
local equities will improve
"As a result of the above-not-
ed market conditions, we expect

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UNDER general Bahamian
banking law, the property
(monies) contained in a
deceased account holder's
bank account passes to his
legal representatives on upon
his/her death. The property is
then distributed to the appro-
priate or named beneficiary in
accordance with the provisions
of the deceased account hold-
er's will or the rules of intesta-
cy, depending upon whether
the deceased account holder
died having made a valid, inter
vivos will or died intestate
(without a will).
However, if the account is a
joint account, the balance in
the account becomes the prop-
erty of the surviving joint
account holder in the event
one of the account holders
dies, by virtue of the surviving
account holder's right of sur-
Therefore, the property in
the deceased account holder's
account, subject to the terms
and conditions of the bank's
mandate or contract with the
client, cannot be disposed of
in any way the bank chooses.
This is because the legal own-
ership of the property in the
account is that of the personal
representatives) of the
deceased account holder.
Notwithstanding the forego-
ing legal principle, the person-
al representative must produce
to the bank sufficient evidence
of probate of the will, or letters
of administration for the estate
of the deceased account hold-
er, as required by Section 49
(1) and (2) of the Supreme
Court Act 1996.
Although it is the duty of the
personal representative to give
notice of the deceased account
holder's death as soon as pos-
sible, the bank, being organ-
ised and operated under the
laws of the Bahamas, may act
only upon a Grant of Probate
or Letter of Administration in
this jurisdiction.
Under common law, a bank
who pays the monies remain-
ing in a deceased account hold-
er's account to a person who
has not obtained one of the
foregoing grants of represen-
tation becomes, by operation
of law, an executor de son tort
(one who, being either an
executor or administrator, who
has obtained a Grant of Pro-
bate or Administration in the

deceased account holder's
estate, acts in some way as if
he/it was an executor or
administrator). The bank will
also be liable to pay such
penalties and duties as would
have been payable on Grant
of Probate or Administration.
The probate requirements in
the Bahamas must be fulfilled
before property in a deceased
account holder's bank account,
situated in or related to the
Bahamas, may be distributed
to the deceased account hold-
er's personal representatives.
This is notwithstanding the fact
that the will of the deceased
account holder may have
already been probated in his
country of domicile, and a
Grant of Probate issued in his
country of domicile.
The foreign will or letter of
administration must be pro-
bated again in this jurisdiction,
and a new Grant of Probate
issued to the personal repre-
sentative of the deceased
account holder for them to
obtain property in the account
situated in or related to the
Bahamhs. The Grant of Pro-
bate or Administration, what-
ever the case may be, must be
resealed in the Bahamas.
Under the Probate Rules of
the Act, in order to reseal the
foreign grant in the Bahamas,
the following documents are
1. Petition for Resealing the
2. Bond for Making a
3. Return
4. Administration Bond (for
resealing Letters of Adminis-
5. Power of Attorney (to be
issued to the person acting on
behalf of the personal repre-
sentative of the deceased
account holder, in submitting
the documents to the Probate
Registry of the Bahamas)
6. Affidavit of Domicile and
7. Affidavit of the validity of
the Will
8. Three certified copies of
the Will

9. Three (3) certified copies
of the Grant of Probate or Let-
ters of Administration
The foregoing documents
are submitted to the Probate
Registry of the Supreme Court
of the Bahamas, and the
process may take from three
months to a year, depending
upon the proper completion
and submission of the docu-
ments, the nature of the assets-
and the complete fulfillment
of the probate requirements.
Upon receipt of the Grant
of Resealing of Probate in the
Bahamas, the bank should
require the following informa-
tion before release of the prop-
erty in a deceased account
holder's account:
1. Certified copy of the
Grant of Resealing of Probate
from the authorised attorney
(under the aforementioned
Power of Attorney) in the
2. An independent, written
verification of the identifica-
tion of the Executor or Admin-
istrator from a Notary Public
or lawyer in his country of
3. Letter from the Executor
stating that he has been
advised by Bahamian legal
counsel and/or the authorised
attorney of the estate that all
the relevant probate rules and
procedures have been followed
and completed, regarding the
Resealing of the Grant of Pro-
bate in the Bahamas. The let-
ter must state that all the rele-
vant laws have been complied
with, as preliminary steps in
requesting the release of the
property/monies in the
deceased account holder's

The Executor should also
make a formal request for the
release or distribution of the
property/monies in the
deceased account holder's
account, indicating the specific
reasons for the release or dis-
tribution of the
property/monies for the
He should also provide the
bank with his specimen signa-
ture, duly certified by a Notary
Public or lawyer in his coun-

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Completed applications, along with other information requested should
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Wednesday April 30, 2008.

All Resolutions must also be submitted by Wednesday.April 30, 2008.

Any application, not fully completed or without the requested supporting
information, or received after the aforementioned date will not be eligible
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try of domicile, or alternative-
ly, copies of the first four or
relevant pages of his passport.
Section 50 (1) (a) -(d) of the
Act is also applicable to the
distribution of funds to
claimant(s) on the credit bal-
ancesof onshore and offshore
accounts belonging deceased
account holders, as it provides
an easier, more efficient alter-
native to the formal require-
ments of the Act, under cer-
tain specified conditions.
Section 50 (1) of the Act
gives the manager or assistant
manager of a bank the discre-
tion to pay "any sum standing
to the credit of a deceased per-
son to any person who upon
producing satisfactory proof of
death of such deceased person,
and upon producing such evi-
dence as may be required by
the manager or assistant man-
ager, to be entitled by law to
the said sum standing to the
credit' of the deceased person",
without the production of pro-
bate or letters of administra-

To satisfy the requirements
of the Act's Section 50, the
credit balance claimant must
produce the following docu-
ments/information, before pay-
ment of funds is made to them:

1. Certified copy of the death
certificate of the deceased
account holder, duly notarised
or apostilled (as applicable to
deceased account holders
domiciled outside the Bahamas
requiring such legalisation)

2. Certified copy of the will
of the deceased account holder
and/or a certified copy of an
Affidavit of Law from an attor-
ney in the country where the
deceased account holder was
domiciled at death, indicating
the entitlement of the claimant
under that country's laws of
This is to establish the
claimant's legal entitlement to
the credit balance of the
deceased account holder

3. Affidavit/Declaration by
the claimant, duly certified by
a Notary Public in the
Bahamas or lawyer in his coun-
try of domicile (as prescribed
by Section 8 of the Oaths Act),
that the deceased person has
no real estate in the Bahamas
and his total personal estate
does not exceed the amount
standing to his credit at the

4. Actual or certified copies
of Notices evidencing the fact
that at least three months has
been given by the claimant,
through advertisement in three
issues of a daily newspaper in
the Bahamas, requesting that
all persons/creditors having
any claims to the estate of the
deceased account holder noti-
fy the bank in writing of such

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Private Client High Level Document specialist

The main duties of this position are:
Review of client documentation
Account opening and static data maintenance
Addressing client advisors' requests and queries
Handling client correspondence
Management reporting

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Strong knowledge of "know your customer"
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Only potential candidates meeting the above stated
requirements will be considered.

The bank must then ensure
that no other claims on the
estate of the deceased person
have been received by the
bank. The bank must then for-
ward the statutory declaration,
along with the evidence of
advertisement for creditors of
the deceased account holder's
estate, to the Registrar Gen-
It should be noted that the
statutory procedure outlined
in Section 50 of the Act should
be used in a discretionary man-
ner by the manager or assis-
tant manager of the bank, in
addition to and in compliance
with its internal verification
and due diligence policies and
Where the statutory proce-
dure proves to be more open
to scrutiny or, arguably, less
stringent in its application, than
the standards of the bank's
internal policies, procedures
and overall mandate, it may be
advisable that the bank exer-
cise its discretion in following
the standard probate proce-
dure in Section 49 of the Act as
a precautionary measure.

NB: The information con-
tained in this article does not
constitute nor is it a substitute
for legal advice. Persons read-
ing this article and/or column,
generally, are encouraged to
seek the relevant legal advice
and assistance regarding issues
that may affect them and may
relate to the information pre-
Tyrone L. E. Fitzgerald is a
practising attorney in the
Chambers of Fitzgerald &
Fitzgerald. Should you have
any comments regarding this
article, you may contact Mr
Fitzgerald at Suite 212, Lagoon
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has received clearance from regulators
to proceed with its $15 million prefer-
ence share private placement, with
financial advisers now '"dotting the 'i's
and crossing the 't's" before releasing
the offering memorandum to poten-

tial investors.
Franklyn Wilson, FOCOL's largest
shareholder, confirmed to The Tribune
yesterday: "We got the required
approval from the Securities Commis-
sion either yesterday or the day before,
confirming we can proceed with it as a
private placement.
"The financial advisers are '"dotting
the 'i's and crossing the 't's", and dis-

tributing tne-offering to potential
FOCOL is seeking to raise $15 mil-
lion in capital that will be used for
operational purposes, and to mitigate
the extra costs imposed on its petrole-
um product inventory by soaring glob-
al oil prices, now at $113 per barrel.
The minimum subscription for the
private offering, which will be targeted

only at select institutional aniI -i g-
net worth investors, so members of the
public need not apply, is $100,000.
The interest or coupon rate attached
is 7.25 per cent, or Bahamian Prime
plus 1.75 per cent.
Mr Wilson described recent increas-
es in the global oil price as "amazing",
asking: "When is it going to stop? It's

IAs t e gas station retailers nave
pointed out, it's having a very signifi-
cant effect on them. They need signif-
icantly more working capital to finance
their operations."
Mr Wilson holds 11.7 per cent of
FOCOL's shares in his own name, and
also speaks for the 22.6 per cent of
shares held by Sunshine Holdings.

Hotel executive: Improved

visitor experience critical

Tribune Business Reporter

IMPROVING the visitor experience and
enhanced marketing to attract new tourists
will be vital to maintaining the Bahamas'
hotel industry, which according to a recent
Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) survey
is expected to endure a less than stellar
The survey results revealed that 53 per
cent of hoteliers rated the 2008 first quarter
as 'weak' or 'extremely weak', up from the
44 per cent who felt that way prior to the
Frank Comito, the BHA's executive
director, told The Tribune yesterday that
hotels were facing "a time when we need to
be cautious and recognize our vulnerability
as an industry".
However, he remained optimistic, say-

ing that every Bahamian needs to put their
best foot forward to improve the visitor
Mr Comito explained that the tourism
product was suffering from a number of
factors, such as the ever-increasing cost of
energy and food prices, which were being
felt worldwide. He said these were things
the BHA had no control over and simply
had to endure.
Additionally, he said the BHA was also
faced with the fact that its closest neigh-
bors had made substantial improvements
to their tourism products.
"Close to home, the Turks and Caicos
Islands have made steady upgrades to
attract higher end markets, Jamaica has
increased its room availability and has sur-
passed the Bahamas in air arrivals, and the
Dominican Republic have had a massive
surge ahead," Mr Comito said.

He pointed out that the BHA and indi-
vidual hotels have done quite a bit to
improve their own properties, but stressed
that the overall visitor experience, such as
the attitudes of Bahamas, the state of infra-
structure and the cleaniness of the islands,
was having an impact.
"Right now that is the primary emphasis
- on marketing and the vistor experience to
improve our product." Mr Comito said.
In light of the global economic down-
turn, tBHA members are launching aggres-
sive advertising and marketing campaigns in
the US, Europe and Canada.
It is hoped that this, combined with more
positive word-of-mouth feedback, will help
the industry weather any storms.
"Our hotel ratings have been pretty high.
We have had our challenges, done a good
job, but really we need to be exceptional,"
Mr Comito said.

HOTELS, from 1B

21 member properties found
that 53 per cent of them rated
the tourist economy's strength
in the first three months of the
year as either 'weak' or
'extremely weak'.
None rated the tourism
industry's performance as
'extremely strong', with only 14
per cent regarding it as 'strong'
and 33 per cent declaring it to
be 'moderate'.
The BHA said the 53 per
cent 'weak' rating marked a
shift from the 2008 first quar-
ter projections, when 44 per
cent felt it was likely to either
'weak' or' extremely weak'.
Ominously for Bahamian
hotel sector workers, some 24
per cenit of hotels surveyed indi-
cated they were looking at
reducing staffing levels, either
through shorter work weeks or
Controlling energy costs was
cited as another goal, with
Kerzner International looking
to implement an incentive pro-
gramme to encourage employ-
ees in all departments to reduce
energy consumption. Three
hotel properties are investing
capital in providing more cus-
tomer amenities and meeting
Other findings revealed yes-
terday by the BHA were that
62 per cent of hotels found that
2008 total revenues were down
against 2007 comparatives,

some 38 per cent saying they
were off 'moderately', and 24
per cent almost one in every
four properties 'down signifi-
Only 10 per cent of BHA
member properties surveyed
saw total revenues rise 'signifi-
cantly' in the 2008 first quarter,
while another 24 per cent saw
revenues rise slightly. Some 4
per cent said revenues were flat
in comparison to 2007.
Most hotels, some 53 per cent
of them, blamed the decline in
total revenues on the US econ-
omy's slowdown, given that
between 80-85 per cent of visi-
tors to this nation four out of
every five tourists come from
our immediate northern neigh-
"Other factors cited as con-
tributing to the decline in sales
[were] aggressive competition,
and aggressive promotion by
competition, increase in condo,
timeshare and second home
* rentals elsewhere in the
Bahamas, the high cost of air-
* fare, and higher room rates,"
the BHA survey found.
"Of the 34 per cent who
reported an increase in sales,
greater room inventory,
increased marketing directed at
Canada and new tour operator
arrangements, were all cited as
contributing factors."
The gloomy picture was
largely repeated when it came
to room occupancy levels, the

BHA survey finding that 53 per
cent of hotels were either 'down
moderately' (33 per cent) or
'down significantly' (20 per
A further 33 per cent said
occupancy levels were flat in
comparison to initial projec-
tions, while 9 per cent said they
were slightly up on forecast.
Only 4 per cent said occupan-
cies were 'up significantly'.
For the 2008 full-year, only
52 per cent of BHA hotel mem-
bers surveyed said they antici-
pated making a profit, with 48,
per cent forecasting a net loss.
And when the 18 hotels
attending a BHA Board meet-
ing were asked for their occu-
pancy projections for the 2008
second and third quarters, the
reply npted by the survey was:
"All indicated advanced book-
ings for the next two quarters
are down over last year.
"Calling volume and website
hits are down across the board
as well. Most indicated a clear
trend of shorter booking peri-
ods, which is making accurate
long-term projections by hote-
liers more difficult than in the
When it came to the outlook
for the remainder of 2008, none
of the hotels was 'extremely
positive'. Some 33 per cent held
either a 'negative' (29 per cent)
or 'extremely negative' (4 per
.cent) view, with only 19 per cent
'positive' and 48 per cent hold-

ing a 'fair' outlook.
"The results speak clearly as
to what is happening in the
global market, and with more
than 80 per cent of our visitors
coming from the United States,
this is no big surprise. What is
concerning, however, is that the
downward trends continue a
pattern which started about 18
months ago," said Russell
Miller, BHA president.
"The industry is adjusting
quickly to the sea change,
putting more money into mar-
keting and promotion, while
looking at practical ways to
reduce expenses without com-
promising service."
To combat the economic
slowdown, some 76 per cent of
hoteliers more than three-
quarters said' they were
"putting greater focus on mar-
keting". To do this, 66 per cent
said they were increasing their
advertising budgets.
Among the targeted areas for
greater marketing and promo-
tions were the European, Latin
American and Canadian mar-
kets; group, wedding and
reunion business; repeat visi-
tors; functions and rates to
attract Bahamians from other
islands; an increase in Internet
marketing; a boost in public
relations and familiarisations
trips; partnering with timeshare
and vacation clubs; and
improved air-amenity-room
package deals.

WILSON, from 1B

$100 million in assets", Mr Wilson said the directors were assessing
how they could best secure its continued growth for another 49-50
years, given the "rich history" it had built up over a comparable
"We are examining very carefully what our choices are," Mr
Wilson said. "We are possibly considering some kind of change in
the status of the company. We are a closely-held private company
and we are giving serious thought as to whether to take the com-
pany public."
Apart from Arawak Homes, Sunshine Holdings' other main
interests are Sunshine Finance, its mortgage lending and financial
arm; Sunshine Insurance, its insurance agency and brokerage; Sun
Shipping, a shipping firm; and its status as the largest institutional
investor in BISX-listed Freeport Oil Holdings (FOCOL), with a
22.6 per cent stake.
A sister company, Sunshine Partners, holds a substantial stake in
insurance company RoyalStar Assurance, and is the largest investor
in Eleuthera Properties, the holding company for the Cotton Bay
resort development.
If Sunshine Holdings' Board did decide to take the company pub-
lic, it would be the first initial public offering (IPO) in the Bahami-
an market since Freeport Concrete in 2001 a seven-year gap.
While there is no doubt that Sunshine Holdings' shares would be
in demand among the Bahamian public, it is uncertain whether any
downturn in the overall economy may delay or put off plans for a
public offering.
"This is a company with a very rich history, has grown tremen-
dously and succession management has been achieved," Mr Wilson
When founded, it was designed to prove that Bahamians could
successfully own and run large businesses, and Mr Wilson added:
"Our mission now is to build a company that can be, and remains,
a blue chip company.
"It is difficult to do that as a private company. The directors are
giving very serious thought to how this company can go on for
another 40-50 years.
"We're evaluating, and what we'll do is get some advice. Our
year-end is July, so what we decide to do will be before July. The
audit for the July period will be the financial we would use to go
to the public."

Legal Notice


(a) CRETANS LTD. is in dissolution under the provisions of the Inter-
national Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on April 16, 2008 when
its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the Registrar

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Shakira Burrows of 2nd
Terrace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.
(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 29th day of May, 2008 to send their names and
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the
company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made before such debts are proved.

April 17, 2008


Legal Notice


(a) PALMADELLA CO. LTD. is in dissolution under the provisions of
the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on April 16, 2008 when
its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by the Registrar

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Shakira Burrows of 2nd
Terrace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 29th day of May, 2008 to send their names and
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the
company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made before such debts are proved.

April 17, 2008





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Accounts and Finance Department. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented and self-motivated with excellent
interpersonal and communication skills.

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

Core Competencies:
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Excellent oral and written communication skills
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Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain a harmonious relationship with co-workers
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Required Qualifications:
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Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA, ACCA etc)
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Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excel is required.

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

Submit Resume to Human Resources Administrator, British American Financial, by
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Employment Opportunity

Accounts Payable and Invoicing Specialist.

This role will be governed by specific 'erms of a contract and will work in
conjunction with the Finance & Administration Department. Responsibilities

Generation of IBM product invoices and processing of
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University Degree in Accounting or related field, or
minimum of three years' work experience in a related field.
Attention to detail is vital, the ability to prioritize and effectively
Computer Literate with proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and the
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Ability to work with minimum supervision is essential
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Strong written and verbal communication skills are

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Bahamas fund

earned $198m

'illicit profits'

FROM page 1B

ultimately led to the departure
of Fortis Fund Services
(Bahamas), and the ongoing
saga of the Olympus Univest
fund, in which liquidators are
trying to recover some $500 mil-
lion in missing investor funds.
Other problems with
Bahamas-domiciled investment
funds have involved the M J
Select fund, which led to Ocean-
ic Bank & Trust exiting the
fund administration business,
and the current issues with the
Ivest fund, now in court-super-
vised liquidation.
Alleging that the scheme con-
trived by Nasser and Headstart
Advisers had defraudede" US
mutual funds and their
investors, the SEC alleged that
orders to buy, sell or exchange
shares in US mutual funds were
routinely placed by the Head-
start Fund after the 4pm US
east coast deadline when the
stock market closed.
Yet in carrying out these
transactions, the SEC alleged

that the Headstart Fund was
receiving that day's net asset
value (NAV) price even after
market closing. This meant that
the Bahamian fund was able'to
profit and exploit the arbitrage
that occurred from having
knowledge ,of events happen-
ing after the 4pm close that
might impact the price of those
US mutual fund shares.
Both market timing and late
trading dilute the value of other
investors' shares.
The SEC claimed: "Headstart
Advisers also used deceptive
techniques to market time US
mutual funds. Some US mutual
fund companies, for example,
prohibited market timing and
monitored trades above a cer-
tain dollar threshold.
"Headstart Advisers, there-
fore, opened numerous
accounts on behalf of the Head-
start Fund at various US bro-
ker-dealers, and split Headstart
Fund trades among multiple
accounts to keep the size of the
trades below the threshold and
conceal the extent pf Headstart
Fund's trading from US mutual

fund companies."
The SEC added: "Headstart
Advisers also used multiple
accounts, so that when a US
mutual fund company detected
Headstart Fund's market tim-
ing trading, and informed the
US broker/dealer through
whom the trades had been
, placed to stop, Headstart Advis-
ers would simply transfer funds
to a new brokerage account of
which the US mutual fund com-
pany was not yet aware, and
then resume market timing
within the same US mutual
fund company."
With Nasser communicating
with US brokers to direct the
Headstart Fund's late trading
and market timing, the SEC
alleged: "Headstart Advisers,
Nasser and Headstart Fund
benefited from this late trading
and deceptive market timing at
the expense of other share-
holders in the US mutual funds.
"Headstart Fund earned illic-
it profits of approximately $198
million from its late trading and
deceptive market timing of US
mutual funds."

Lot No. 117, Lower Bogue
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements containing
: 14,091 sq. ft. and being lot # 117, situated on Skyline Drive, in
the settlement of Lower Bogue on the Island of Eleuthera, this
S, ..site encompasses a single story structure still under construction
. and comprising of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living room, dining
room, kitchen, and garage, with a total living area of approximately
1,431.3. property also includes a covered front porch with a total
sq. ft. of approximately 103.5 sq. ft. this structure is approximately
65 % completed and is a new construction.
Appraisal: $127,399.00.
This property is situated on Skyline Drive in the settlement of Lower Bogue North Eleuthera.

Investment Opportunity Must Sell lot No. 51,
Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town

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

All that lot of vacant land having an area of 16,000 sq ft, of the subdivision known and designated as Millars Heights, the said subdivision
situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zonned multi family / single family. The land is on
a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy
periods of the year.
APPRAISAL: $355,000.00
Travelling west on Carmichael Road after passing Bamboo Shack and East Ave, make a left turn onto West Ave. The subject property
will be on the left handside of the street enclosed with chain link fencing just before Wimpole Street
Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 1,173 acres and being referred to as the plot. the property is lot No: B and is situated
on Marigold Farm Road in the area known as Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the south eastern district of New Providence
Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family.
Appraisal: $290,000.00
Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is th 2nd to last property on the left
hand side of the road near the pond.
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally
suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The site may also serve
well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low brush
and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well
drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions.
APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is
undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.
Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock Crusher and
in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zoned
multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under
construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of 270,
sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.
Appraisal: $97,214.00
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways through to
Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located behind the chain linked
fence at the back of the yard.
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment Ltd.,
this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing
inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft.
Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic
Appraisal: $41,275.00

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

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





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

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

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

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

All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being
lot #1 of the Subdivision known as Western Shores Phase
II, the said Subdivision situated in the Western District of
S...ss."-*- "s New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property
is a single structure comprising of a single family residence
Consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living
11 11 r I a space. The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets,
S 2 1/2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The
land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods
of the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with
improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming
pool. The yard is enclosed with walls.
Appraisal: $753,570.00
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near
Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white.

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

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

All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar's
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
S' Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
l 2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
S1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
Mati. -9 complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to
-- bll l l -be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
During annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed. with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.

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

Sir Lynden Pindling Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 5000 sq ft, being lot 2525/6 of.the subdivision
known as Sir Lynden Pindling Estates, the said subdivision is situated in the southeastern
... district of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of an approximately
.t 4 yrs old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,220 sq. ft of enclosed
.... living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining room, kitchen and utility
S... room. the land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods, the
grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including a walkway. The yard is enclosed
A* with chain linked fencing.
Appraisal: $155,694.40
Traveling through Pinewood Gardens from East Street. go to the roundabout. heading
north from the roundabout, take the 2nd corner right heading east toward Sir Lynden Pindling Estates. After passing the convenience store,
take the 1st corner right and head toward the Charles Saunders Highway, the property is the 5th house on the left.

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

Lot No. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
Onily P6om. kTthe study, laundry and an entry porch.
' .... praisal: $188,406.00
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to
Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then takhet 1st corner
on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right
with garage. ,.

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

Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 217
Pinewood Gardens Subdivision
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot
e sto. 217 of the Subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens, the
aisaid subdivision situated in the Southern District of New
i Providence Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
comprising of an approximately 20 yr old single family residence
consisting of 992 sq. ft of enclosed living space with 3-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, drive
Sway and walk way. The land is on a grade and level and
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding. The grounds are fairly kept and yard is open.
Appraisal: $127,988.00
Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier
Road, make a left at the light then turn right into Kennedy Subdivision, go all the way to T-junction, turn right then first
left then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building, after passing Mount Tabor take first left sapodillaa blvd), the
subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow trimmed green, with green and white door.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Appraisal: $245,827.00

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

The property has an area of 13,027 square feet or .30 of an acre.

Lot No. 20, Block 1, Unit 3

Appraisal: $38,000.00

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

Lot Numbers 20 & 21, DUNTON LANE


Appraisal: $37,000.00 ea.

Each lot is vacant and irregular in shape and contains an area of 18,278
square feet. The lots are Multifamily zoned.

Lot Numbers 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27
Appraisal: Lot 23 $37,000,00, Lots 24-27 $35,000.00 ea.

Each lot is vacant and irregular in shape and contains an area of 18,278
square feet. The lots are Multifamily zoned.

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

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

Located on this 9,375 square feet
single family residential property is
a 3-year-old structure. Accomm-
odations include three bedrooms,
two and a half (21/2) bathrooms, .
kitchen, family room, dining area, p-
living room and laundry room. Total "r.
living area is 1,511 square feet and l
the covered porch is approximately
132 square feet.

Appraisal: $141,000.00

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000,00

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


Appraisal: $116,190.00

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


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Lot 4, Block GN, Edward Birch Court, Bahamian North


Appraisal: $170,000.00

Trapezium shaped lot 35 ft.
above sea level comprising '"
10,000 sq. ft. Situated thereon is
a 10-year-old single storey
duplex, 2 bed, 1 bath, kitchen,
living/dining area and porch. '-4 7:t%
(Building is in need of repairs).


The subject property is located on
Kingway Road and is developed
with an area of 20,000 square feet. .
Situated thereon is a residence
comprised of 3,645 square feet of
living accommodations, inclusive '
of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with
laundry and utility spaces and a
two bedroom one bath guest
cottage of 600 square feet. The
property is fenced with white
picket fencing and has a Gazebo at
the highest portion of the property.



Il: $673,075.00


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Appraisal: $930,000.00

All that lot of land having an
area of 30000 square feet,
j being lot Number 17 of the
BU subdivision known as
Si.' Westridge Estates Addition.
Situate in the Western District
on the island of New
. Located on the subject
property is a newly con-
structed single storey
structure comprising 6,000

feet of living space with a three Car Garage.
The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room., kitchen, laundry and generator
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take
the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be about the
seventh on the right hand side of the road.

Lot #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY Appraisal $591,955.00
A mulitfamily lot of 12,225 square feet comprising three structures. One
complete unit at the front comprising 1638 and. a porch of 200 square feet
of living space. A middle structure (town house) of 1626 square feet of
living space that's 80% complete and the third building at the rear of the
property up to belt course comprising 1627 square feet. Each building has
two bedrooms, one bathroom, living and dining

areas and kitchen.

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

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A single family property comprising
11,350 square feet.
Located on this property is an 11-year-
old single family two storey residence
comprising 3,794 square feet of living
The lower floor consist of living, dining
and kitchen area, guest bedrooms, a
stairway, bathroom and other public
areas. The upper floor contains two
bedrooms, one bathroom, Master Suite
inclusive of bedroom, bathroom and

Appraisal $456,000.00

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Directions: Travelling East on Prince Charles Drive, turn Right at Super Value Food Store.
Proceed to the T-Junction, turn left, then an immediate Right. Property is located near the Dead
End corner on the Right side of the road.



Appraisal: $303,000.00

S.,, -. The subject property
.. .. square feet is
.n developed with a
S split 'leveled home
:14 with 1925 square
feet of floor area on
fail, the ground floor, a
..porch area of 437
- .square feet and
l second floor area of
--:: 4735 square feet. The
building is of sound construction and completed in its entirety. The
ground floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, dining and
family room. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, one bath, living
and dining areas.
Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier Road, turn left onto first paved road
opposite Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with chain linked fence.


Appraisal $638,676.00

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

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Appraisal: $171,000.00

The subject property is developed
with a duplex building consisting
ofapproximately 1,512 square feet -.
of living space, inclusive of two :, i
bedrooms, living and dining areas, .'
kitchen and bathroom. Ventilation
in bedrooms is by Wall aircondition
units., ..
Directions: Traveling West on Carmichael take the corner North of Golden Gates
Assembly immediately before Texico Station. Follow the bend. Subject property is
shortly after passing bend. Painted Green trimmed blue.


Appraisal: $136,000.00

Located on this 4,200 square feet '. .*.
single/multi family property is a 20-
year-old building of T-111 wood with -
concrete floor, consisting approxi-
mately 2,198 square feet of enclosed
space. The structure was formerly,. .-
used as a retail store and storage
facility. ----
Directions: From Golden Gates Shopping Centre, Baillou Hill Road. Take the third
corner on the Right after passing Farmer's Market. Take the second Right then
First.right (Sun Close) subject is the fourth property on the Right white trimmed

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

Appraisal: $219,614.00

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Lot 12 Block 13 Unit 2

Located on this .35 of an acre"
property is a sixteen-year-old
single family residence
comprising four bedrooms, two
bathrooms, living, dining,
storage, utility and laundry
rooms; there is a foyer, kitchen
and den. The total area of living
space is 3,016 square feet.

Appraisal: $254,355.00


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FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $185.000.00
The size of the property .-. ----1-
is 90x100 or 9,000 'sq. ,
ft. Located thereon is a 4 . I.;,.. i
single storey single . ei ;--
family dwelling of ,_ ill I
approximately 1,900 sq. -.
ft. of living space. .. .
A c c o m m o d a t i o n s .... .

include a front porch, a foyer, living and dining rooms, kitchen with
pantry, family room with utility closet, master bedroom with Jacuzzi
bathroom with an additional two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Lot No. 8, BLOCK TT Section 2


Appraisal: $346,000.00
Located on this 19,166.40
square feet property is a three
years old single story single
family dwelling. The resi-
dence comprises three
bedrooms inclusive of Master
bedroom, two and a half baths
living and dining areas,
kitchen, study and laundry
room. Total living area is 2,122
square feet.

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FROM page 1B
total returns in 2008 to revert
to normal levels of approxi-
mately 5-10 per cent for 2008."
That now seems an unlikelier
prospect by the day. With
Bahamians in the tourism
industry facing the prospect of
shorter work weeks, and
employment associated with the
construction of mixed-use resort
projects not materialising, Mr
Anderson said some retail
investors may sell their share-
holdings to generate cash flow
and liquidity, driving the price
of BISX-listed stocks down.
With Bahamian hotel book-
ings for the 2008 second and
third quarters already looking
"soft", some hotel employees
were likely looking at reduced
work weeks, something that will
impact "the general support for
the economy" the Bahamian
"The listed stocks are driven
by the local consumer. They're
all reliant on the local customer
base to drive their businesses,"
Mr Anderson said.
Any reduction in employ-

ment and shorter work weeks,
coupled with the fact that ris-
ing energy and food bills con-
tinued to eat into Bahamians'
disposable incomes, meant that
consumption spending by con-
sumers was likely to fall, Mr
Anderson explained, with impli-
cations for the BISX market.
Kenwood Kerr, Providence
Advisors chief executive, agreed
with Mr Anderson, saying:
"You're not, in the first
instance, going to get the gen-
eral stock price appreciation
reflected in the indices that
measure how robust BISX is.
You're not going to get that 20
per cent return across the mar-
Mr Ker ;aid much of BISX's
market capitalisation and trad-
ing activity was driven by its
financial stocks, chiefly First-
Caribbean (which accounts for
more than 50 per cent of the
exchange's market cap), but
also Finance Corporation of the
Bahamas (Finco), Common-
wealth Bank, Bank of the
Bahamas International and
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas).




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All these institutions were
driven by mortgages, and com-
mercial and consumer lending,
Mr Kerr said.
He pointed out that commer-
cial loans, and to some extent
mortgages, were driven by con-
struction, which was "soften-
ing" in relation to both foreign
direct investment projects and
the Bahamian market.
As a result, demand for cred-
it of this nature would be less,
impacting the BISX-listed finan-
cial institutions, while consumer
loans were driven by consump-
tion needs dependent in large
part on tourism sector and gov-
ernment workers. This would
also be dampened by the fall-off
in tourist arrivals and softening
hotel sector.
"These entities are directly
involved in the domestic econ-
omy," Mr Kerr said of the listed
bank stocks. "They are not insu-
lated sufficiently to avoid or
minimise the impact on their
"I don't expect you're going
to see the kind of stellar per-
formance in share prices across
the board."
Meanwhile, Mr Anderson
said that while the top BISX
stocks were likely to see their
share prices supported to some
extent by top institutional
investors, others were "more
susceptible to selling pressures
because of liquidity" needs
among retail shareholders.
"This year, people are going
to be more selective in the
stocks they buy, because some
are more vulnerable than oth-
ers," Mr Anderson added.
"There's generally a lot more
sellers than buyers across the
majority of stocks. There is a
preparedness to sell. If BISX
can hold its own this year, that
will be good."
Mr Anderson said that if the
number of sellers became large
enough to create an 'overhang',
stock prices were likely to come
under downward pressure. If
investors were unable to sell at
one price, they were likely to
drop it lower and lower until a
sale was achieved.


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PH: 393-4440 OR 393-4448








Vacancy exists in the Corporation for an Assistant Internal Auditor in the
Internal Audit Department.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Works unsupervised, and attends weekly meeting with the AGM/Chief
Internal Auditor
Consults with the Internal Auditor or AGM/Chief Internal Auditor to resolve
queries or obtain guidance on audit assignments
Develops audit programs for conducting audits, from the planning to
reporting stages for approval by the AGM/Chief Internal Auditor
Conduct financial, operational and ITS audits at Head Office and the Family
Islands Operations
Provides feedback on Audit Clerks in the preliminary performance evaluation
for them
Coaches, supervises, and assists in the training of Audit Clerks
Collects information and updating continuous audit monitors on plants and
Family Island branches and produce regular reports
Assists, External Auditors in the preparation of work papers for the annual
audit exercise
Job Requirements include:
Bachelor degree in Accounting or other closely related discipline
Completion of a professional certification (ACCA, CA, CPA or the CIA)
*. Understand Internal Audit Standards and Procedures, and International
Accounting Standards
Good investigative, interviewing, problem solving and analytical skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of internal controls, operational audit techniques as well as the
ability to identify and assess risks
Good knowledge of the Corporation's operating policies, systems and
The ability to assess and evaluate the Corporation systems of internal control
The ability to conduct some risk analysis for major areas within the
The ability to conduct financial, operational and ITS audits and investigations
and exercise strict audit code of ethics (e.g. confidentiality)
Ability to lead, supervise and training audit clerks
3-5 years experience

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application
Form to: The Manager Human Resources & Training Department,
Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P. 0. Box N-7509
Nassau Bahamas on or before: Thursday May 1st, 2008.

The right is reserved to reject any or all offers.

The Public Hospitals Authority invites applications from suitably
qualified employees for the post of Administrative Assistant III,
Training and Development Unit, Corporate Office, Public Hospitals
Applicant must possess the following qualifications:-
Associate Degree in Business, Secretarial Science or related
field and three (3) years relevant experience OR College of the
Bahamas Diploma in Secretarial Science and five (5) years relevant
The Administrative Assistant III will report to the Deputy Director
Human Resources Training and Development and be
responsible for the general administrative/ secretarial duties;
assists in all required aspects of the Unit.
1. Coordinates the activities of the office of the Deputy Director
Training and Development.
2. Coordinates and arranges meetings, prepares agendas,
reserves and prepares facilities for the same.
3. Assists in all required aspects of training and management
within the unit Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft-Power
Point Programmes.
4. Work on special assignments on behalf of the Deputy Director
of Training or any Training Manager in the unit in order to
ensure well rounded exposure and experience.
5. Prepares programmes and training materials, workshops,
seminars and training courses.
6. Responds to oral and written queries as directed.
7. Conducts research, prepares conclusions, compiles and types
statistical reports and spreadsheets as directed.
8. Attends meetings as requested, takes minutes of meetings.
9. Ensures that minutes'to meetings are forwarded to concerned
persons prior to the next meeting.
10. Records all incoming and outgoing mail and maintains a
bring-up system for proper follow-up.
11. Drafts correspondence and word process documents and
recommendations relative to training requests and in-service
training awards.
Salary of the post is in Scale ($22,250 x 700 $27,150)
Letters of application and curricula vitae should be submitted to
the Director of Human Resources, Public Hospitals Authority P.O.
Box N-8200 or 3rd Terrace Centerville (West), through your Head of
Department no later than 28th April, 2008.


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.






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: kf(@cit.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
Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank
PO Box N 8158, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 302 8668 Fax: (242) 302 8569
Email: Christopher.a.dorsett2citigroup.com

Sonia Beneby, CFA
PO Box N 3016, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 5700 Fax: (242) 326 0991
Email: sonia.benebv(@iscotiatrust.com
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.inder(@efgbank.com
Pamela Musgrove, CFA
Colina Financial Advisors, Ltd.
PO Box CB 12407, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 7008 Fax: (242) 356 3677
Email: pmuserove(tcfal.com
Warren Pustam, CFA, CPA
EverKey Global Partners
PO Box N-7776-518, Nassau Bahamas
Ph: .(242) 362 3080
Email: warren(everkevelobal.com
Geneen Riviere
Pearl Investment Management Limited
PO Box N 4930, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 8022 Fax: (242) 502 8008
Email: teneen.riviere~(apearl-investment-
Past President
David Slatter, CFA
PO Box N-1 23, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 393 2007
Email: dslatter(iAkpmm.com.bs





Summer jobs available

for teens who persist

in job searches

AP Business Writer

Albertsons supermarket said
"no," and so did Macy's
department store and a local
But 16-year-old Lila
Woloshin hasn't given up on
getting a summer job. Now
she's working on an applica-
tion for part-time work at the
local Petco animal shop.
"Very few of my friends
have jobs yet," Woloshin said.
"I think it's tougher because,
with the economic decline,
people are trying to make do
with the employees they have."
I Like many of the nation's
high school students, Woloshin
is finding summer jobs are
scarcer this year as the US
economy slows amid rising oil
prices, the housing crunch and
tight credit market conditions.
Jim Taylor, vice chairman of
the Harrison Group, a market
research firm based in Water-
bury, Conn., points out that
there are many jobs earmarked
for teens, especially in enter-
prises that draw teen patrons.
These include supnmer recre-
ation programmes, youth ser-
vices, fast food restaurants and
stores that sell kid-friendly
And teens have shown a
strong desire to work, he
added. The Harrison Group's
latest survey found that 46 per
cent of teenagers have jobs,
and they typically put in more
than 14 hours a week and take
home an average of $474 a
month to save for college,
invest in electronics or spend
on entertainment.
Teens not yet employed or
who want to increase their
hours will have to do some leg-
work, Taylor said.
His advice: "Go out and get

a real, grown-up set of shoes.
Get rid of the rings nose
rings and other stuff. March
up and down the mall with a
really goo4 resume. Walk into
every story every store -
and say, 'I'm looking for sum-
mer work.' And you'll get a
The earlier teens start look-
ing, the better, he added,
because "if you wait too long,
the jobs will be gone."
Peter Handal, chairman,
president and chief executive
of Dale Carnegie Training in
Hauppauge, N.Y., said young
people who want summer
work should maintain a posi-
tive attitude in their job search-
"Companies still are hiring,
so there will be opportunities,"
he said.
Handal suggests teens make
sure their resumes are as
strong as possible.
"It should be succinct, clear
- and proofread carefully,
because you don't want to
have spelling or grammar mis-
takes," he said.
Handal also suggests teens
network with friends and fam-
ily, "who can introduce job
possibilities you hadn't thought
For Lila Woloshin, a high
school sophomore, getting a
job is about having money to
save and to spend, including
funds to go to the movies and
hang out with friends.
Her mother, Mara
Woloshin, who owns a public
relations agency and is an
adjunct professor at the Uni-
versity of Portland in Oregon,
believes teenagers invest so
many hours on Web sites such
as Facebook and MySpace that
they need a nudge toward the
real world.
"What's more real than
working a job?" she asked.
"What's more real than the

reality of dollars and cents, and
getting to a place where expec-
tations are not setby your par-
ents but are set by the world at
large.... I can't think of a better
way to educate a young per-
John Ferrell, president of the
YMCA of Greater Boston, is a
big employer of teen workers
each summer, many of whom
help at day camps and other
programmes the Y sponsors.
The Boston Y hires more than
500 teens each year and takes
on an additional 200 to 300
teen workers who are paid by
city youth employment pro-
"Sure, teens need spending
money," Ferrell said. "But
employment helps them devel-
op a sense of responsibility, a
sense of work ethic. It's part
of becoming an adult, and we
think it's important for us to
contribute to that process."
One teen who will benefit is
Nicole Horan, 17, who will
spend her second consecutive
summer as a camp counselor,
supervising kids ages five to 12
who participate in swimming,
archery and arts and crafts pro-
grams. She attended the same
camp as a child.
"The job is important
because it's spending money
for me," Horan said. "It's mon-
ey to use when I'm. going out
with friends, out to eat or shop-
But, she said of her job, "I
also have a lot of fun."
Horan, a junior in high
school who is considering a
career in child psychology, said
some of her friends who have
been job hunting have been
turned away by employers
looking for older, more per-
manent workers. "I have
friends who have been look-
ing and can't find anything,"
she said. "They're trying, but
they can't find anything."



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

Applicant must possess the following qualification:-

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


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

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

2. Prepares the Human Resources component of the
Personnel Emoluments Budget.

3. Prepares the Human Resources Department budget.

4. Develops general quality standards for the Human Resources Units.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Participates in Labour Relations and Negotiations.

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

The salary for the post is in Scale HAASI ($37,400 x 700 $43,700)

Letters of application and resume' should be submitted to the Director of Human
Resources, Public Hospitals Authority, Corporate Office 31 and West Terraces Centerville,
P.O. Box N-8200 no later than 25th April, 2008.



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

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

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

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

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

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

"Avoiding Short-Termism in Investment Decision-
Friday, April 18th, 2008
12:00 pm General Meeting
12:30 pm 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
*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 education and 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 Technology, 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 the 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.

CFA Society of The Bahamas


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March consumer prices

rise despite clothing fall


Fop the slopies

behind the news,

P e a d AWYN


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 31st 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 a 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 Official Liquidatorin respect 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
161h 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


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

AP Economics Writer

Consumer prices pushed high-
er last month as increases in
energy, food and airline tick-
ets overwhelmed the biggest
drop in clothing prices in near-
ly a decade.
The Labour Department
reported Wednesday that con-
sumer prices rose 0.3 per cent
in March after being
unchanged in February.
Core inflation, which
excludes food and energy, post-
ed a 0.2 per cent rise last
month. Both the overall
increase and the rise in core
prices were in line with ana-
lysts' expectations.
Over the past 12 months,
inflation is up by four per cent,
reflecting relentless gains in
energy costs, which are up 17
per cent over that period, and
food prices, which are up 4.4
per cent.
For individual food items,
the gains are even more stark,
with the price of bread up 14.7
per cent over the past year and
milk prices up 13.3 per cent
over the same period.
In other economic news, con-
struction of new homes and
apartments plunged in March
to the lowest level in 17 years
while industrial production
posted a small rebound.
Housing construction
dropped by 11.9 per cent to a
seasonally adjusted annual rate
of 947,000 units, the Commerce
Department reported, a much
bigger decline than economists
had been forecasting. Building
permits also fell in March, sig-
naling more problems ahead
for the beleaguered housing

97.01t. ruri VKimitri

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 ahd
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


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

falling wages in March. After
adjusting for inflation, average
weekly earnings for nonsuper-
visory employees dropped one
per cent last month, compared
to the same period a year ago.
It was the sixth straight month
that inflation-adjusted wages
were down.
Democrats, who contend
that Americans are getting
squeezed between rising ener-
gy and food costs and falling
home prices and stagnant
wages, are pointing to the var-
ious economic problems as'a
reason to elect a Democratic
president in November. Bush's
approval ratings on his han-
dling of the economy have fall-
en to a record low for his pres-
The Consumer Price Index

report showed that energy
costs jumped 1.9 per cent in
March, with gasoline prices up
1.3 per cent and natural gas
prices soaring by an even larg-
er 4.6 per cent.
Analysts believe that energy
prices will keep rising in the
months ahead, reflecting the
jump in crude oil costs, which
have hit record levels above
$114 per barrel.
Food costs rose by 0.2 per
cent in March, with beef prices
up 0.6 per cent and vegetable
costs up two per cent.
Airline tickets, reflecting the
surge in fuel costs, shot up by
three per cent last month, the
biggest jump in six years, while
clothing costs fell by 1.3 per
cent, the biggest one-month
drop since September 1998.

The Federal Reserve said
that industrial output rose by
0.3 per cent in March, better
than the 0.1 per cent decline
that analysts had expected.
Industrial production had fall-
en a sharp 0.7 per cent in Feb-
The March gain was led by a
1.9 per cent surge in output at
the nation's utilities and a 0.9
per cent rise in mining produc-
tion. Manufacturing output
remained under stress, manag-
ing a tiny 0.1 per cent rise after
a 0.5 per cent drop in February.
The continued price increas-
es in basic items such as gaso-
line and food have left Ameri-
cans feeling squeezed, espe-
cially at a time whefi the weak
economy is causing rising job
layoffs and an unemployment
rate that jumped to 5.1 per cent
in March.
While many economists
believe the country has
dropped into a recession, the
first since 2001, President Bush
insists the economy will
rebound this summer as 130
million households start spend-
ing their economic stimulus
The Federal Reserve has
been aggressively cutting inter-
est rates and also shoveling bil-
lions of dollars into the banking
system in an effort to combat a
severe credit crisis. Many econ-
omists believe the Fed will cut
rates again when policymakers
meet at the end of this month.
A separate report showed
that higher prices and rising
unemployment resulted in


FML Group of Companies Ltd. will be
hosting a

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



Sy!.,, vyhicles 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


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.

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.







The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health & Social Development,
invites suitably qualified firms to submit bids to provide daily janitorial services
for the following Community Clinic in New Providence:

South Beach Clinic.

Tender documents outlining scope of services may be obtained from the office
of the Undersecretary General Administration, Ministry of Health & Social
Development, between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday to Friday.

Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes marked "Tenders for Janitorial
Services" and delivered on or before April 22nd, 2008 to:-

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health & Social Development
Meeting St.
P. 0. Box N-3730
Nassau, The Bahamas

The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health & Social Development
reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.


The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health & Social Development,
invites suitably qualified firms to submit bids to provide monthly maintenance
for the generators located at the following Community Clinics in New Providence:
Elizabeth Estates Clinic
Flamingo Gardens Clinic
Fleming Street Clinic
South Beach Clinic

Tender documents outlining scope of services may be obtained from the office
of the Undersecretary General Administration, Ministry of Health & Social
Development, between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday to Friday.

Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes marked "Tenders for Maintenance
of Generators" and delivered on or before April 22nd, 2008 to:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health & Social Development
Meeting St.
P. 0. Box N-3730
Nassau, The Bahamas

The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health & Social Development
reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.


The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health & Social Development,
invites suitably qualified firms to submit bids to provide air-conditioning services
for the following Community Clinics in New Providence:

Adolescent Health Centre
Anne's Town Clinic
Blue Hill Road Clinic
Coconut Groove
Elizabeth Estates Clinic
Flamingo Gardens Clinic
Fleming Street Clinic
Fox Hill Clinic
Gambier Clinic

Tender documents outlining scope of services may be obtained from the office
of the Undersecretary General Administration, Ministry of Health & Social
Development, between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday to Friday.

Tenders must be submitted in scaled envelopes marked "Tenders to Service
Airconditioning Systems" and delivered on or before April 22nd, 2008 to:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health & Social Development
Meeting St. P. 0. Box N-3730
Nassau, The Bahamas

The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health & Social Development
reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.


The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health & Social Development
invites suitably qualified firms to submit bids to provide servicing for air
conditioning systems at the Community Clinics on the following Family Islands:

Nicholls Town, Andros
Fresh Creek, Andros
Mangrove Cay, Andros
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Cooper's Town, Abaco
Crooked Island

Tender documents outlining scope of services may be obtained from the office
of the Undersecretary General Administration, Ministry of Health & Social
Development, between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday to Friday.

Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes marked "Tenders to Service Air
Conditioners on the Family Islands" and delivered on or before April 22nd,
2008 to:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health & Social Development
Meeting St.
P. 0. Box N-3730
Nassau, The Bahamas

The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health & Social Development
reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.


The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health & Social Development,
invites suitably qualified firms to submit bids to provide servicing for fire
extinguishers at the following Community Clinics in New Providence:

Anne's Town Clinic
Blue Hill Road Clinic
Elizabeth Estates Clinic
Flamingo Gardens Clinic
Fleming Street Clinic
Gambier Clinic

Tender documents outlining scope of services may be obtained from the office
of the Undersecretary General Administration, Ministry of Health & Social
Development, between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday to Friday.

Tenders must be submitted in scaled envelopes marked "Tenders to Service Fire
Extinguishers" and delivered on or before April 22nd, 2008 to:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health & Social Development
Meeting St. P. 0. Box N-3730
Nassau, The Bahamas.

The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health & Social Development
reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.


The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health & Social Development
invites suitably qualified firms to submit bids to provide yard maintenance
services each month for the following Community Health Clinics in New
Providence: ,,

Adolescent Health Centre
Anne's Town Clinic
Blue Hill Road Clinic
Coconut Groove
Elizabeth Estates Clinic
Flamingo Gardens Clinic
Fleming Street Clinic
Gambier Clinic
South Beach Clinic

Tender documents outlining the scope of services may be obtained from the
office of the Undersecretary General Administration, Ministry of Health &
Social Development, between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday to

Tenders must 'be submitted in sealed envelopes marked "Tenders for Yard
Maintenance" and delivered on or before April 22nd, 2008 to:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health & Social Development
Meeting St.
P. 0. Box N-3730
Nassau, The Bahamas

The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health & Social Development
reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.


The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health & Social Development
invites suitably qualified firms to submit bids to provide twenty four (24) hours
security services for the following Community Clinic in New Providence:

South Beach Clinic

Firms are also invited to provide two security officers for seven (7) days a week
for the following shifts:

3:00p.m. 11:00p.m. & 11:00p.m. 7:00a.m.

at the following clinics in New Providence:
Fleming Street Clinic
Elizabeth Estates Clinic
Adolescent Health Centre
Flamingo Gardens Clinic

Tender documents outlining scope of services may be obtained from the office
of the Undersecretary General Administration, Ministry of Health & Social
Development, between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday to Friday.

Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes marked "Tenders for Security
Services" and delivered on or before April 22nd, 2008 to:
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health & Social Development
Meeting St. P. O. Box N-3730
Nassau, The Bahamas

The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health & Social Development
reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.

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Vacancies exist in the Inagua Operations Family Island Division
for Station Diesel Mechanic Mates who might be male or female
between 18 and 35 years of age.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the

Performing switching operations and monitoring systems stability
by recording hourly reading (e.g. pressure, temperature, oil/water
levels etc)
Cleaning work area and assisting with station landscaping
Performing systems restorations by diagnosing system shutdowns,
reviewing system stability, reading and liaising with distribution
Assisting with consumer complaints by answering telephone and
recording such complaints
Required to do shift work

The Job requirement includes:

Applicant should be high school graduate
A minimum of 1-2 years experience or equivalent
A minimum of five (5) BJC's including English Language and
Mathematics with grade "C" or above

Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an
Application Form to: The Manager Human Resources & Training
Department, Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, .
P. 0. Box N-7509 Nassau Bahamas on or before: Thursday May

Nassau Airport



Branded Specialty Coffee Outlets

Nassau Airport Development Company
Limited (NAD) is inviting proposals for
TWO Branded Specialty Coffee Outlets,
one in the U.S. Departure Lounge and
one in the Domestic/International
Terminal at Lynden Pindling
International Airport. The successful
Proponent will be required to finance,
design, develop, operate and manage
the branded specialty coffee outlets.

i. Proponents must be incorporated.

ii. Proponents must have at least two
(2) current locations similar to the
proposed operation at LPIA where
the Proponent has operated similar
Branded Specialty Coffee facilities
within the last three (3) consecutive

iii. At least two of the Proponent's
current locations must have generated
at least $500,000 in average annual
gross sales in the last two (2) years.

NAD's goals and objectives are to:

(a) achieve a high standard of
excellence and customer service;

(b) offer a mix of concepts that will
help to enhance the image of the
Nassau Airport as a world class airport;

(c) offer food & beverage choices to
passengers at reasonable prices;

(d) offer a mix of local, regional and
national and international brand-name

(e) develop and design food &
beverage facilities that complement
the qualities of the current and
new terminals while recognizing the
distinctive spirit and character of the
community the airport serves; and

(f) optimize revenue to NAD.

Qualffied and Interested parties may pick up
the Request for Proposal package at NAD's
office, Terminal 1. 2nd floor, Lynden Pindling
Intermalional Airport between April 18th -
April 28th. 2008. A mandatory pre-proposal
briefing for those who picked up packages
will be held in NAD's Boardroom at the
airport on May Ist. 2008 at 10:00 am.
Tel. (242) 377-0209 Fax. (242) 377-0294

Bush to outline new

global warming plan

Associated Press Writers
Revising his stance on global
warming, President Bush will
propose a new target for stop-
ping the growth of the nation's
greenhouse gas emissions by
The president also will call
for putting the brakes on green-
house gas emissions from elec-
tric power plants within 10 to 15
years, according to a senior
administration official familiar
with the afternoon speech Bush
will deliver in the Rose Gar-
The official spoke on condi-
tion of anonymity in advance
of the speech.
Bush is not going to outline a
specific proposal, but he'll lay
out a strategy for "realistic"
emission reduction targets and
"principles" he thinks Congress
should follow in crafting global
warming legislation.
The new goal for curtailing
greenhouse gas emissions is an
attempt to short-circuit what
White House aides call a poten-
tial regulatory "train wreck" if
Congress doesn't act on climate
change. The president's speech
is aimed at shaping the debate
on global warming in favour of
solving the problem while
avoiding heavy costs to industry
and the economy.
The Bush administration has
been a staunch opponent of a
mandatory so-called "cap-and-
tra'de" approach to reducing
greenhouse gases. While it has
backed some mandatory pro-
grammes, it has preferred large-
ly voluntary measures to broad-
ly address global warming. In
his speech, however, the presi-
dent will not slam the door on
discussing market-based
approaches to stem the rise in
greenhouse gas emissions.
"We aren't necessarily
against cap-and-trade propos-
als," White House press secre-
tary Dana Perino said earlier
this week. But she added quick-
ly, "What we've seen so far
from Congress is not something
that we can support."
The president remains
opposed to a Senate bill that

would require mandatory caps
on greenhouse gas emissions,
calling that proposal unrealistic
and economically harmful, Peri-
no said.
Bush will speak forcefully
about concerns he has over a
possible rush to address the
Earth's warming through a
hodgepodge of regulations
under existing federal laws such
as the Clean Air Act and the
Endangered Species Act.
- Senior White House officials
last week told a group of con-
servative Republican lawmak-
ers in a private meeting that the
administration wants Congress
to act on climate change to
avoid regulating carbon diox-
ide and other heat-trapping -
or greenhouse gases under
existing laws.
Perino says the administra-
tion is concerned about a
potential regulatory "train
wreck" as a result of climate-
related court rulings.
"Recent court decisions hold
the very real prospect that the
federal government will regu-
late greenhouse gas emissions
with or without a new law being
passed," Perino said. "To us,
having unelected bureaucrats
regulating greenhouse gases at
the direction of unelected
judges is not the proper way to
address the issue."
Several of the conservative
GOP lawmakers who heard the
White House presentation last
week said they viewed it as a
move toward endorsing a lim-
ited type of "cap-and-trade"
emissions reduction proposal,
targeting power plants, and a
reversal of long-standing
administration climate policy.
The new White House cli-
mate initiative comes as Bush
appears, in the view of con-
gressional Democrats and envi-
ronmentalists, as increasingly
irrelevant in the climate debate
both on the domestic and inter-
national stage.
All three presidential candi-
dates Democratic Sens.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and
Barack Obama and Republi-
can Sen. John McCain -
favour a more aggressive pro-
gramme on climate change than
does Bush, all supporting
mandatory limits on green-

house gases.
Senate Democratic leaders
plan to begin debate in June on
legislation that would cap
greenhouse gases and allow
polluters to ease some of the
cost by buying emissions cred-
its. This cap-and-trade
approach is aimed at cutting
the emissions by 70 per cent by
mid-century. The House also is
moving toward considering a
cap-and-trade proposal. And
many industry lobbyists have
become resigned to some type
of cap-and-trade proposal mov-
ing forward, if not this year
probably next, and are trying
to find ways to limit the dam-
"The key is whether the pres-
ident supports a mandatory cap
on emissions," said Tony
Kreindler, a climate specialist
at the advocacy group Envi-
ronmental Defense. "You nev-
er achieve any real reductions
in pollution without legal limits.
That's what we're going to be
looking for."
Meanwhile, many environ-
mentalists maintain that the
congressional debate may be
overtaken by the courts the
same prospect the White House
is fretting over.
The Environmental Protec-
tion Agency already is under
orders from the Supreme Court
to determine whether carbon
dioxide is endangering public
health or welfare. If so, the
court said, the EPA must regu-
late C02 emissions.
Carbon dioxide is the lead-
ing greenhouse gas, so named
because its accumulation in the
atmosphere can help trap heat
from the sun, causing poten-
tially dangerous warming of the
At the same time, the Interi-
or Department has been told
by another court to decide
whether the polar bear should
be brought under the protec-
tion of the Endangered Species
Act because of disappearing sea
ice a phenomenon blamed
by scientists on global warm-
While senior Bush adminis-
tration officials were traveling
to Paris this week to join a dis-
cussion with other countries
about what actions to take on
global warming, many foreign
negotiators involved in such
talks are increasingly looking
ahead, knowing that likely the
next administration will take
the most decisive steps on US
climate policy.
The United States and other
countries agreed at a meeting in
December in Bali, Indonesia,
to work to set firm targets for
reducing greenhouse emissions
by the end of 2009, as a follow-
up to the Kyoto reduction tar-
gets that expire in 2012.





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NORMAN'S CAY $120.00

For more information
Tel: 362-1608 / 362-2302 or Treasure Travel @ 356-0544
Visit us on the web at www.perforniance-air.com

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




US moves to combat

offshore payroll dodge

Globe Staff
c. 2008 The Boston
House,of Representatives
Tuesday passed a bill that
would stop federal contractors
from avoiding payroll taxes by
hiring American employees
through offshore shell compa-
The bill was filed after The
Boston Globe reported that
KBR, a former Halliburton
subsidiary, had avoided paying
hundreds of millions of dollars
in Social Security and Medicare
taxes for American employees
working in Iraq by hiring them
through Cayman Island shell
The bill amends the Internal
Revenue Code and the Social
Security Act to treat foreign
subsidiaries of US contractors
as American employers for the
purpose of payroll taxes.



The measure, backed by
Representatives Rahm'
Emanuel of Illinois and Brad
Ellsworth of Indiana, both
Democrats, passed Tuesday
night by a vote of 238 to 197. It
was part of the Taxpayer Assis-
tanice and Simplification Act of
2008, which also revokes the
authority of the IRS to use pri-
vate contractors to collect back
taxes from delinquent taxpay-
During the debate on the bill,
Emanuel recited the post office
box address of the Cayman
Island company. "The only pur-
pose they are there for is to
avoid paying their fair share of
taxes," he said.
A similar provision is being
sponsored in the Senate by Sen-
ators John F. Kerry, Democrat
of Massachusetts, and Barack
Obama, Democrat of Illinois.
"We've got Americans strug-
gling to pay their bills and fill
their gas tanks, and they should
know that at a minimum Wash-



Common Law and Equity Division

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959


or lot of land containing 4,659 square feet situate
on western side of Tufa Close in the vicinity
of Englerston Subdivision in the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence in the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas being bounded
on the north by land reputed to be the property
of Solomon and Debra Rolle and running thereon
Ninety-eight and Forty-one hundredths (98.41)
Feet on the East by Tufa Close and running thereon
Forty-eight and Three hundredths (48.03) Feet on
the South by land reputed to be the property of
Naomi Rolle and running thereon Ninety-one and
Forty-five hundredths (91.45) Feet and on the West
by land reputed to be the property of one Bullard
and running thereon Forty-seven and Sixty-five
hundredths (47.65) Feet.


IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Charles C. Rolle


or lot of land containing 4,659 square feet situate
on western side of Tufa. Close in the vicinity
of Englerston Subdivision in the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence in the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas being bounded
on the north by land reputed to be the property
of Solomon and Debra Rolle and running thereon
Ninety-eight and Forty-one hundredths (98.41)
Feet on the East by Tufa Close and running thereon
Forty-eight and Three hundredths (48.03) Feet on
the South by land reputed to be the property of
Naomi Rolle and running thereon Ninety-one and
Forty-five hundredths (91.45) Feet and on the West
by land reputed to be the property of one Bullard
and running thereon Forty-seven and Sixty-five
hundredths (47.65) Feet."

Charles C. Rolle claim to be the owner of the
unincumbered fee simple estate in possession of the said
land and has made application to the Supreme Court of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section Three
(3) of the Quieting Titles Act 1959 to have his title to the
said land investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be
granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions
of the said Act.
Copies of the Petition and the Plan of the said land may
be inspected during normal office hours in the following
1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, East
Street North in the City of Nassau,
Bahamas; and
2. The Chambers of Lockhart & Munroe, #35
Buen Retiro Road, off Shirley Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.
NOTICE is hereby given that any person having dower
or right to dower or an Adverse Claint or a claim
not recognized in the Petition shall on or before the
expiration of Thirty (30) days after the final publication
of these presents, file in the Supreme Court and serve on
the Petitioner 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
his Claim on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days
after the final publication of these presents will operate as
bar to such claim.

#35 Buen Retiro Road
Off Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner

ington is doing something to
stop defense contractors from
profiting through tax loopholes
you could drive a truck
through," Kerry said in a state-
But several Republicans
complained that the bill increas-
es the tax burden on businesses
and their workers and makes
the tax code even more com-
"The tax code is 67,000 pages
long," said Representative
Dave Camp, a Michigan
The bill has caught the atten-
tion of national citizen and con-
sumer advocacy organizations.
On Monday, US Public Interest
Research Group, Common
Cause, Public Citizen, and
OBM Watch sent a joint letter
supporting the bill to members
of Congress.
"It's tax time," said John
Krieger, a tax and budget attor-
ney with US Public Interest

Research Group. His organiza-
tion had sent 150,000 e-mails
to galvanize support for the
measure, he added.
"Americans are paying their
taxes, and we believe that cor-
porations that bring in millions
should pay their taxes, too."
On Monday, the House also
passed a bill that aims to pre-
vent companies that owe back
taxes to the federal government
from receiving additional fed-
eral contracts.


For stories behind news,
read IIIsigi Mondays


Legal Notice



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of
DAMASCUS LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register of Companies.

The date of the Completion of dissolution was the 21st of December


Career opportunity for an ambitious career oriented

Trainee Risk Surveyor

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

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

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

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

Or email to:



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.

Common Law and Equity Division
1. A Writ of Summons has been issued against you in
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas being Action
No. 2007/CLE/gen/00732 by COMMONWEALTH
BANK LIMITED of Star Plaza, Mackey Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas. Details of the claim are set
out in the Statement of Claim indorsed on the said
Writ of Summons.
2. On the 3"1 day of April A.D., 2008 the Court ordered
that the Writ of Summons is deemed to be served on
you by this advertisement.
3. You must within 14 days from the date of the
publication of this advertisement respond to the
claim by;
(a) Entering an appearance to this action;
(b) Admitting the claim: or
(c) Filing and serving a defence to the claim
Otherwise judgment may be entered against you.

Dated the 15th day of April A.D., 2008.

Sassoon House,
Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue,
0 Nassau, Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Plaintiff

Nassau, Bahamas
For 30 years, the Hard Rock Cafe has changed the
world with raw talent and honest philosophies. Now we
are in 100+ "cool" locations where you can love music
and enjoy a careen.

Hfe are taking resumes for the following
positions: ,

Servers, Bartenders, Hostess,

Line Cooks, Handyman

Hard Rock Caf6 is hiring people like you who live
without limits and appreciate good music and great
Minimum 2 years experience within the service
industry required.

Retail Sales Associate:
Minimum 3 years sales experience within retail is

Please apply by EMAIL ONLY to the
General Manager
(No personal callers or phone calls will be
Nassau gmk(hardrock.com.bs





JPMorgan sees Q1


drop by 50 per cent

c.2008 New York Times
News Service
Chase, fresh from scooping up
a rival investment bank, Bear
Stearns, saw earnings drop 50
per cent in the first quarter as it
was hurt badly by market tur-
moil and heavy credit losses.
The bank also set aside $5.1
billion to strengthen its
reserves by $2.5 billion and to
account for $2.6 billion in loss-
es in its loan portfolio.
The drop in earnings comes
after a record first quarter in

2007 and is an indication of
how the housing slowdown and
the tight credit markets have
battered all banks.
Even an unusual $1.5 billion
gain from the initial public
offering of Visa, the credit and
debit card processor, was not
enough to offset losses from
home equity loans and a sharp
drop in values on complex
mortgage investments and
leveraged loans.
Net income fell to $2.4 bil-
lion, or 68 cents a share, com-
pared with $4.8 billion, or $1.34
a share, for the same time last
year. Revenue fell nine per

cent, to $17.9 billion. Still, that
profit beat expectations. The
average estimate of analysts
surveyed by Reuters was 65
cents a share.
Investors found some reas-
surance in JPMorgan's results
as well as those of the Coca-
Cola Co. and the Intel Corp. In
early trading, the Dow was up
more than 140 points, while
the S&P 500-stock index and
the technology driven Nasdaq
were both more than one per
cent higher.
Coca-Cola reported a 19 per
cent increase in first-quarter
profit on Wednesday, while
Intel on Tuesday reported net
income that was down 12 per
cent, but in line with analysts"
JPMorgan's recent perfor-
mance has brought renewed
attention to benefits of the
diversified banking model,
where strong results in one
business can offset heavy loss-
es in another.
It has also elevated James
Dimon, the bank's chairman
and chief executive, into the
upper echelon of Wall Street
His brazen $2-a-share bid for
Bear Stearns in mid-March
only cemented that reputation,
though he ended up raising the



offer to $10 a share a week lat-
Dimon remained focused
Wednesday on the risks of a
challenging economy but said
that he believed the industry
was more than halfway
through the current financial
"How bad the economy gets,
we simply don't know. There
are some very good signs and
very bad signs," Dimon said
on a conference call with jour-
nalists. "On the financial side,
I think we are more than half
that, maybe 75 per cent. That
side is working itself out, and it
will be fully worked out by the
end of the year. That does not
mean the recession will not get
worse, or better."
JPMorgan's shares rose as
high as $42.96 in pre-market
trading. Shares closed Tuesday
at $42.12.
Banks and brokerage firms
have been reeling since the
credit markets tightened last
summer. As write-downs have
risen, regulators have stepped
up scrutiny. And investors
alternate between anger and
nervousness. Meanwhile, exec-
utives are. grappling with their
Banks like Citigroup,
Wachovia and Washington












The Public is advised of the following, in accordance with the
Wild Bird Protection Act, Chapter 249:


The 2007-2008 hunting season for all wild birds closed on
31st March, 2008. During the closed season the hunting (that
is the capture and/or killing) of ALL wild birds is prohibited


The hunting of the Bahama Whistling and Ruddy Ducks is
prohibited at all times.


The 2008-2009 hunting season for the follow-,
ing birds will open on 15th September, 2008:-

Ring-necked Dove
Forida Dove

Monday, 29th September, 2008 will be the commencemen of
the 2008-2009 hunting season for the

White Crowned Pigeon
Ring-necked Pheasant
Wood Doves
Guinea Fowl
Bob-Whit Quail
Chuckar Partridge
Wilson's Snipe

9th April, 2008

Mutual have raised billions of
dollars to restore balance
sheets. While JPMorgan has
not had to raise money, and
has no plans to do so, it faces
intense pressure in virtually all
of its businesses.
Mortgage and credit card
losses have ballooned, espe-
cially in areas like Arizona and
Florida where housing values
have plummeted and foreclo-
sures have risen. Bank execu-
tives set aside more than $1.1
billion, about what they dis-
closed in February, to cover
future home equity loan losses.
But they are expected to con-

tinue to rise.
Its investment bank, mean-
while, sits on top of billions in
big buyout loans that have
been difficult to sell. And if
JPMorgan is a significant play-
er in the credit default swap
business, which could be the
company's Achilles heel if
market conditions continue to
Still, the bank managed to
post a profit because of the
Visa initial offering. It not only
received fees as one of the lead
underwriters but earned more
than. $1.5 billion after it sold
part of its holdings.




The Public is hereby notified that a Public Auction
will be conducted by the Customs Department on
un-entered goods at the places and times listed below:-

1. Customs Headquarters, Thompson Boulevard,
28th April, 2008.
2. Air Express, Lynden Pindlimig International
Airport, 29th 30th April, 2008.
3. Customs.Warehouse, J.F.K. Drive 1st, 2nd, &
5th May 2008
4. Bahmar/Cavalier, Arawak Cay, 6th May, 2008.
5. Union Dock, Bay Street, 7th May, 2008.

The above goods will be sold under the Provision of
Section 43. of The Customs Management Act and the
auction will commence at 10:00a.m. daily.

A list of goods to be auctioned can be viewed at
Customs Headquarters, Thompson Boulevard, Customs
Warehouse, John F. Kennedy Drive, Air Freight, Lynden
Pindling International Airport, and the various docks.

The right is reserved to accept or reject any or all bids

Ruth Millar (Mrs.)
Financial Secretary



Office Of The Parliamentary Commissioner

Public Notice
Local Government Elections
June 26th, 2008

The Parliamentary Commissioner wishes to
inform the public that Local Government
Elections in the Family Islands are scheduled
to be held on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Nomination day for these elections are being
set for Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008.

Persons wishing to take part in these elec-
tions should take note.

Prospective voters are reminded that these
elections are generally polling division elec-
tions. They should therefore ensure that
their names appear on the current part of the
voter register by the end of the working day of
Tuesday 26th May 2008, when the registerfor
these elections is due to close.

Qualified persons who are not yet registered,
are urged to register and those needing trans-
fers should do as soon as possible.

Parliamentary Commissioner


SERIAL #: WELC7479D393

The Bahamas Customs Department is pleased
to invite tenders for the above captioned vessel

The vessel' can be viewed by contacting the
Investigation Section, Customs House, Thompson
Boulevard, Monday Friday, 9a.m. 4p.m.

Tenders marked "25' Wellcraft" should be
received no later than 5p.m. on the 24th April, 2008.

The Comptroller reserves all right to reject any or all


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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 1.84%
13.s3 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 0.00 600 0.810 0.570 16.0 4.41%
14.75 1324 FirstCaribbean 13.60 13.24 -0.26 1000 0.855 0.470 15.6 3.65%
6.0 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 0.000 17.4 0.00%
8.00 6.86 ICO 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%
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8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.80%
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3.0008 2.6629 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.996573"*." -0.14% 13.11%
1.3847 1.2647 Colina Money Market Fund 1.386634** 0.84% 3.89%
3.7969 3.1827 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.7011.*** -2.52% 17.78%
12.1010 11.4992 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.1010"* 1.40% 5.72%
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Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily vblume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS S A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mth.
Daily Vol Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index January 1. 1994 = 100
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Vacancies exist in the Corporation for Internal Auditors in the Internal Audit Department.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Produces audit programs and submit the same for approval of the Chief Internal Auditor
Conducts complete risk assessment for areas being-audited
Conducts financial, operational and ITS audit assignments in accordance with established
audit programs. This involves a complete assessment of the systems of internal control,
risk exposures and the efficiency, effectiveness and economic use of resources to
achieve management objectives
Produces audit reports on audit concerns, their causes, effects and the audit
recommendations in accordance with the IIA Standards
Conducts some audit investigations, evaluate findings and produce investigation reports;
exercising the IA's ethical standards e.g., confidentiality, etc.
Conducts reviews of budgetary systems (including variances analysis), policies,
manpower efficiency and new computer applications
Produces audit reports and submit the same to the Chief Internal Auditor for review
and release to management and the Audit Committee
Assembles audit files and conducts cursory reviews of audit files produced by the
Assistant Internal Auditors and the Audit Clerks
Trains, coaches and direct the activities of the Audit Clerks, and offers general supervision
and.technical support to the Assistant Internal Auditor(s)
Conducts corporate research, and investigations on vendors and conducts fraud
investigations.(producing the associated reports)
Assist the AGM/Chief Internal Auditor in the annual audit planning exercise and offer
direct assistance on major investigations
Conduct audits in conjunction with the External Auditors and produce working papers
for the External Auditors year-end audit
Conducts stock taking observation exercises, Family Island audits and special assignments
Job Requirements include:
Bachelor degree in Accounting or other closely related discipline
Professional accounting certification (e.g., CA, CPA,), in addition completing the CIA
would be highly desirable
Understand and apply Internal Audit Standards and International Accounting Standards
Good investigative, interviewing and analytical skills
Good problem solving skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel computer programs. Also knowledge of audit
software and a good working knowledge of the H.T.E system are required
Good knowledge of the Corporation's operating policies, systems and procedures
Management and supervision skills
5 years experience
Interested persons should apply by completing and returning an Application Form to:
The Manager Human Resources & Training Department, Bahamas Electricity
Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P. 0. Box N-7509 Nassau Bahamas on or before:
Thursday, May 1st, 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.


Paul Raebum Deborah Parker
Assistant Manager, Assistant Manager HR& Training
Information Technology Department (Graduate Leadership Program)

Oman Forbes Michael Francis
Executive Agent (Graduate Leadership Program) Executive Agent (Graduate Leadership Program)

Theodore Bain Stephen Moxey
Sr. Administrator (Graduate Leadership Program) Sr. Maintenance Administrator

242-461-1000 1 www.babfinancial.com British
Freeport 242-352-7209 Exuma 242-336-3035 Abaco 242-367-6501 A,.nB,. I c


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IBM Bahamas Limited

Employment Opportunity


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

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

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

An equal opportunity employer, IBM provides competitive salaries. Thus,
compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications..

Please submit detailed applications or electronic resume to the attention of:

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

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

All applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Only applicants who
are short-listed will be contacted.
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* 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(@firstcaribbeanbank.com

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Leon "Doc" Rahming I.B.E.
1925 2007

Dorene A. Greene
age 79, of 5th Street Coconut Grove and formerly of South Mastic Point,
Andros, will be held on Saturday April 19th, 2008 at 10:00am at the Church of
God Auditorium, Joe Farrington Road. Officiating will be Bishop John Humes,
assisted by other ministers of the gospel.
She is predeceased by her husband Bishop David Stafford Greene, JP and her
son William Wilfred Greene. Left to mourn her passing are her sons: Joel,
Stafford, Javin Sr, Kurtwood Sr and Glenwood Greene; daughters: Ruthmae
Francis, Charmaine Hutchinson, and Shenderlene Greene-Evans; daughters-in-
law: Debbie, Cecile, Sherry, and Lynette Greene; sons-in-law: Edwin Francis
Sr, Rev. Denzle Hutchinson, Min. S. Ray Evans; brothers: Clarence and
Bertram Bowleg; sister: Ellen Bowleg; brother-in-law: Pastor Lewis Adderleq;
sisters-in-law: Helen "Petrel" Rolle; Min.Thelma Bowleg, Elder Veronica
Bowleg, and Louise Bowleg; aunts: Rev. Clementina Fowler, and Maria
Martin; grandchildren: Jomal, Kerri, Jodie, Gabrielle, Gershwin, Calico,
William Jr., Javin Jr, Javon, and Javette, April, Kurtwood Jr, Chloe and
Glenton Greene, Leading Seaman Dwayne McGregor, Donaliquea, Edwin
Jr, Odessa, Stacy, Evangelica, Brandon and Teneil Francis, Davin, Davincia,
Donathan, Dezrael, D'Angelo and D'Anastacia Hutchinson, and Andrew
Greene and Dorrissa Smith; great-grand children: Dwaneisha McGregor,
Philliesha Pinder, Lashan Pratt, Rasheed, Deja, Jalea and Jada Francis and
Keanu Latreall Greene; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and a host of other rela-
tives and friends including: Melanie Greene, Mother Berunis Cargill, Charlene
Bowleg, Louise Colebrooke, Idelle Reckley, Marrinetta Smith, Dorith Jackson,
Cardinal, Charles and Johnny Fowler, George Colebroke, Rev. Isolene Rolle,
Edgar, Isaiah, Rollins, and Rodney Colebrooke, Miriam Colebrooke, Min.
Elizabeth Darville, Willamae Knowles, Bishop George Fowler, Min. Hubert
Fowler and Family, Min. Beverley Strachan, Rev. Patricia Willliamson,
Dianne McIntosh, Cordell Dean, Bestemae Rolle, Judyann Bodie, Lloyd, Prince
and Defter Bodie, Althea Sands, Era Musgrove, John Thurston, Emma
Pickstock, Joshua Tinker and Family, Rev. Edgburth Tinker, Elijah Tinker Jr. of
Canada, Ettamae Emmanuel, Eva. Leanza Hanna, Sonovia Pierre, Minister
Patricia Williamson, Lydia McKenzie, Otis Munroe, Dorothy Brown, NNOW,
Dr. Greta Eneas-Carey, Pearl Moxey, Christine & Pastor Harold Mackey,
Eleanor Woodside, Edward Rolle, Chailine Braynen, Shelly Mackey, Vellma &
Floyd Neymour, Mirriam Knowles-Cooper, Dorell Higgs, Veronica and Donnie
Lightbourne, Min. Cleola Martin, Vernita Russell, Lenora Smith, Dudley and
Mrs. Evans, Rev. George and Naomi Turner, Cleomi Rolle, The Mangrove Cay
Family, The Mastic Point Family, The Grove Family, The New Goodwill
Church of God Family, Bishop Edward and Roslyn Missick and the First
Holiness Church of God Family, Church of God Bahamas, Turks and Caicos
Islands Family, Church of God Coconut Grove Temple Family, The Church of
God Inc. Family, The New Free Community Family, Pastor Lawrence and Mm.
Naomi McPhee and the Greater Pentecostal Church of God Family, Mother
Edna Ferguson and Family, Dr. Barrett McCartney and The Family of Med-
Evac Ambulance Services, Minister Martha Duvalier and Family, the Nairn
Family, the Lloyd Family, the Bethel Family, Bishop Donnie Storr and Family,
Minister Charlotte McKenzie and Family, Bishop William M. Johnson and
Family, Bishop Neville E. Hart and Family, Sis. Lydia McKenzie and Family,
Apostle Quebell Martin and the Miracle Working Church of God Family,
Bishop Alfred Cooper and The Living Word Church of God Family, AND
Viewing will be held at Restview Memorial & Crematoriumon Prince Charles Drive and Soldier-
Road on Thursday from 3:00p.m. 6:00p.m. on Friday from 9:00p.m. 6:00p.m. and on Saturday
from 9:00a..m. at the church until service time

Lovingly remembered by his

wife, Viola; children, Linda

Fitzgerald, Lavern Hanna, Lisa

Young, Superintendent

Christopher Rahming, Leon Jr.,

Loran Leo, Lambert, Leslie,

Lyden and Lamont; grand

children, great grand, sister,

Louise Smith; brothIer, Samuel

Rahming, family antd friends.
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| May His Soul Rest 1I eae
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Ar Bethel Brothers Morticians

Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026

Alexine Gomez, 84

of #38 Turnquest Avenue, and formerly of
Port Nilson, Rum Cay will be held on
Saturday 10:00 a.m. at The Parish Church
of The Most Holy Trinity, Trinity Way,
Stapledon Gardens. The Venerable E. Etienne
E. Bowleg, the Rev 'd Fr. Mervin Johnson
and the Rev 'd Fr. John Kabiga will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Western
Cemetery, Augusta Street.
Alexine Gomez will be sadly missed by one
son, Julian S. Gomez and a daughter-in-
law, Carol Smith-Gomez; two sisters-in-
law, Marie Gomez Pople and Bloneva
Gomez Rahming; grandchildren, Melanie
Gayle, Tracey Felton, Marcell, Niko,
Luciana, Keisha, Sebastian, Danielle and
Krystina Gomez; great grandchildren, Jenna and Perran Gayle, Luke Felton,
Belen, Javier, DeJuan and Elonte Gomez; brothers, Rex, Falcon and Glen
Major; sisters, Rita Sweeting, Valarie Hudson, Sylvia Knowles, Sandra
Cartwright, Stacey Bullard, and Dale Williams; nephews, Fredrick, Patrick,
Nelson, Glen. Keith, Dennis, Kenneth, and Oregon Gomez, Emile Pople and
Kevin Hanna; nieces, Louise Gomez-Ritchie, Roxie Gomez-Ferguson, Eloise
Rolle, Valencia Gomez-Saunders, Linda, Jackie, Elaine, Jenifer and Debra
Gomez, Florinda Gomez-Bowe and Sheila Tillman; Relatives, Newton
Strachen and family, Theodore Bain and family, Hermine and family, Shirley
Strachen and family Petrona Major and family, Arthur Hall, Paul Longley,
Anton Minnis, Harold and Whitney Strachen, Shane Cleare, Van, Leslie and
Rudolph Rolle, Perkin, Rueben, Trevalyn, Theodore Jr., and Hartley Bain,
Japena, Adelaide, Madrick, Yvonne, Sharon and Cleo Strachen, Gloria Bain,
Dorothy Rolle, Salina Tumquest, Azella and Patrice Major, Kathy Cartwright,
Pearl Maycock, Veda Bain, Ruthie McKenzie, Dena Faulkner, Francis Bain,
Carolyn Dorsett, Vyvyrenne Forbes, Christine Smith and family, Marcia'
Walker, Norma Ellis, Janice and Margaretta Bain, and Julie Rolle, Nana will
also be lovingly and sadly missed by, Carol's family namely, Teriah Russell,
Marise, Carlia and Camryn Higgs, Marcell, Berylyn, Sameka, Faye and
Ashlyn Smith, Ava Ellis, Sameko Culmer, Renee, Ellswbrth, Nazr and Elshadry
Robins, Yama Bahama, Ruthmae and Lavon Dames, Leah Culmer, Cathrine
Shephard and Karin Pinder; other relatives, Drexel Gomez and family,
Anthony Gomez and family, Perry Gomez and family, Rodger Gomez and
family, Ophelia Fox and family, Naomi Gomez and family, Leonie McCartney
and family, Frederick Gomez and family, Craig "Tony" Gomez and family,
Jerome Gomez and family, Jimmy Gomez and family, Dennis Gomez and
family, Andy Gomez and family, Ida Francis and family, Ula Francis and
family Maude Austin and family, Tanya Major and family, the Francis,
Lightbourns, Brennens, Gaitors and the remainder of the Gomez families to
numerous to mention, The entire Holy Trinity family, The Stapledon Gardens
family and Th. P.M.H. family; friends, Sir. Albert Miller and family, Sir.
Clement Maynard and family, The Hon. Paul Adderlely and family, His
Excellency The Honorable A.D. Hanna and family, Basil Sands and family,
Cecil Bethel and family, Father Neil Roach and family, Cyril Fountain and
family, Richard Demeritte and family, and Henry Bostwick and family, Brent
Symonette and family, Father Etienne Bowleg and family, Harold Munnings
and family, Calvin Cooper and family, Larry Jacques, Johnathan Ambrister
and family, Quintin Woodside and family, Frank Watson and family, Sam

Knowles Sr. and family, Ivan Holder and family. Sir, Orville Turnquest and
family, Courtney Strachan Sr. and family, Lester Tumquest and family, Neville
Simmons and family, Leslie Miller and family, James Smith and family,
Edward Turner and family, The Parliamentary Registration Dept. Freeport
and Nassau, The Deveaux family, Michael Turner and family, Anthony
McKinney and family, and a veiy special mention to Gloria Wallace, Father
Mervin Johnson, Julian Buchanan and Christine Smith for exemplary service
beyond the call of duty.

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

Mary Elizabeth Hall, 65

Sof Nicoll's Town, Andros and formerly of
Tronto, Canada will be held on Saturday 11:00
a.m. at Wesley Methodist Church, Malcolm
Road, East. Rev 'd Mark Christmas and
President Edward Smith will officiate.
Cremation will follow.

Sadly left to mourned and cherish the many
rw M loving memory is her husband, Barry Sr.; two
daughters, Diane and Solonge; two sons, Barry
Jr. and Brandon; five sisters, Debbie, Carole-
Anne, Shelley, Lynn, Jill; a mother-in-law,
". Maedon Rahaming, Aunt Mary; two sister-in-
laws, Donnamae Hall and Ismae Sands; five
", brother-in-laws, Larry, Whitney, Frank,
Terrance and Phillip, a host of nieces, nephews,
cousin-in-laws, uncle-in-laws, aunty-in-laws and friends including, Sheique,
Katesha, Phillipa, Byron, Jed, Latwone, Larryique, Rose, Willow, Russell,
Mackenzie, Ryan, Randy, Amanda, Erika, Enid, Melba, Vicky, Cindy, Carla,
Monique, Adrain, Shawn Demond, Danko, Sharon, Ellamae, Dave, Donnell,
Dora, Bulahmae, Bradley Sherry, Karen, Darnell, Brenda, Cheryl Mederith,
Wayne, Troy, Mark, Marvin, Torn, Ainscio, Deanglo, Deedee, Ducky, Shawn,
Ricardo, Raju, Racine, Rachied, Chucky, Tyrone, Raquel, Cannon, Camerom,
Tilly, Tyrell, Scharon, Mavis and Leonard Scott and family, Edison Johnson
and family, Miriam Johnson and family, Modlene Johnson and family, the
Pratt family, the Dorsett Family, the Simons family, the Murphy family, the
Saunders family, the Rodinson family, the Trecos Keith, Laurie, Charles,
Christen, Harry Sr., Harry Jr., Ricky, Lorlene, Yettea, Symanom, Holly, Ann,
Tinker family, Smith family, Quiency Russell and sisters, Rahaming family,
Cooper family, Walkes family, Fowler family, the Churchill family, Evans
family, the Smith family, the Curry family, the Christie family, the Bowleg
family, the Barr family, the McClean family, the Dames family, the Minnis
family, the Anderson family the Curtis family, the Storr family, the Marshal
family, the Pickstock family, the Miller family the Education District of North
Andros and the Berry Islands, YEAST Camp, the communities of Mastic
Point, Nicoll's Town, Red Bay's, Morgan's Bluff, Pineville Esates, Central
Andros, and Autec.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44, Nassau
Street on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church
from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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Cebar Crest funeral ome
Robinson Road and First Street P.O.Box N-603 Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352

Jacob Romer, 46 Darville Bastian, 94

J a resident of New Bight Cat Island / 1 a resident of Yamacraw Beach Estates,
will be held 11:00a.m. Saturday, April and formerly of Mangrove Cay Andros
19th 2008 at Church Of God Temple, will be held 11:00a.m. Saturday, April
Coconut Grove Avenue and Crooked 19th, 2008 at Zion Yamacraw Baptist
Island Street. Officiating will be Church, Yamacraw Road. Officiating will
Island Street. Officiating will be be Rev. Moses Pennerman assisted by Rev
Bishop Winslow Moss assisted by Howard Smith and other Ministers.
Evangelist Ivan Marshall and other Interment will be made in the. Old Trail
ministers of the Gospel. Interment will Cemetery, Old Trail Road.
be made in the Southern Cemetery
Cowpen and Spiknard Roads Cherished memory are held 2 sons, Rev
Eugene Bastian J.P., and Samuel Bastian;
Cherished memory are held by his 5 daughters, Dorothy Bastian, Merlene
wife Angela Romer; 4 daughters, Rolle, Vernell Demester, Catherine
Shannel, Nicola, Eunice and Angelique Sweeting and Yvonne Mullings; 3 brothers,
Romer; 1 son, Jason Romer; 1 step o Jaban, Roy of Tampa and Melvin Bastian
Romer; 1 son, Jason Romer; 1 step of Homestead Florida; 2 sisters, Arrie Evans
son, Reginal Angelo Farrington; 2 sisters, Virginia Romer Bain and and Tericita Ferguson; 2 daughters-in-law, Theresa and Sharon Bastian; 1
Marjorene Romer; 2 brothers, David and Esau Romer; 1 adopted son-in- law Wellington Mullings Sr.; 39 grandchildren, Sandra and Kevin,
brother, Maxwell Bodie; grand mother, Verrian McKinney; 4 aunts, Debbie and Garcia, Sandy and Charmaine Bastian, Michelle Maycock,
Catherine Romer, Cosette Johnson, Coral Stubbs, Katrina Jones and Chandell Bastian, Gail Turnquest, Wendy Bastian, Yvette and Don Knowles,
Clara Brooks; 4 uncles, Joseph and Ishmael McKinney Jr., Basil Dellerase and Andrew Edgecombe, Lisa Bastian, Ayadelle and Andrew
Johnson and Christopher Stubbs; 8 brothers-in- law, John Bain, Strowbridge of Ft Lauderdale, Tracey Collie, Kimberly, Candice and
Anthony Armbrister, Micheal, Ricardo and Louis Farrington Jr., Wellecia Mullings, Garnell Forbes, Francina and Lorman Johnson, Louis,
Wilfred Major, Sidney Simmons and Lynden Scott; 15 sisters-in- Livingstone, Calvin, Mario, Rudolph, Brian, and Sophia of Homestead,
law, Alpha Romer, Capucine Simmons, Michelle Major, Cynthia Florida, Mark, Vincent, and Valerie Richards, Gary, Sean, and Natasha
Saunders, Sonia Scott, Holyann Ciecla, Bernadette and Antionette Bastian, Anthony and Gina Bastian, Julian, Samuel Bastian Jr, Wellington
Saunders, Soa Scott Holyann eca, Beadette and Antionette and Wesley Mullings, James and Dellerese Bethell, Franklyn, Ronald,
Farrington, Cheryl Algreen, Nancy Johnson, Philippa Armbrister, Antonio, Alfred and Dominic Destamar; 70 great grand children including,
Eureka Lockhart, Shavanna Darville and Treva Munroe; 9 nephews, Paige, Addia, Kendeisha, Jody, Tedro, Joel, Mercedes, D'anay, Baryn
Philip King, Leonardo Williams, Philando Taylor, Thomas Vellacott, Humes, Brandon Richards, Vincent Richards, Gary Jr., Cynteea Edgecombe,
Terez, Cleso and David Romer Jr., Alceno Burrows and Cedric Syan Bastian, Davante Neely, Jade Johnson and Jannie Bethel; 5 sisters-
Thompson; 5 nieces, Lucrecia. and Dellarese Taylor, Terrell and in-law, Dorothy, Barbara, Elizabeth and Eva Bastian and Nora Rolle,
Christine King, Latoya Moss; 1 grand nephew, Amelio Taylor; 1 numerous niecs and nephews including, Arlington and Vangeline Bastian,
grand niece, Philesha Taylor, and other relatives including, Samuel Rev. Wilfred Bastian, Lenroy, Joel, Ralph and Alberta Morley, Ruth and
and Paula Romer, Rochelle, Adrian, Trevor, Darron, Philip, Ingrid, Jeremy Meadows, Caroline Jolly, Doralyn Fox, Susan Rolle, Annamae
Anya, Melanie, Merlene, Agnes, Meg, Barbara, Samuel, Joseph, and Davis, Drucilla, Ruth, Debbie, Alfred Dave and Andrew Bastian, Marcus
Henry Romer, Olive King, Pauline Williams, Luther, Dorothy, and Evans, Gail Davis, Claudia Evans, Sarajane, Terrance, Nelson, Ellie, Bernard
Henry Romer, Olive King Pauline Williams, Luther Dorothy, and Gartland Bullard, Subline Clarke, Leanamae, Prince and Allan Bullard,
Pauline Jones, Dorcas and Deborah Green, Joan Colebrooke, Yvette Wilfred-McPhee, and other relatives including Passey Knowles,and James
Pedroche, Benjamin, Luella, Martha, Arthur, Joan, Hiram, Lloyd, Thompson of South Andros, Rev Gerald Pennerman, Ashton Miller, Eloise
Anthony, David, Corita, Beatrice, and Andrew Fife, Florence Rolle, Deveaux, Antionette Tumquest, Maxine Rolle, Thelma Thompson, Catherine
Ruthmae King, Christine Curtis, Anthony and Leonard Johnson, and Carl Nairn of Mangrove Cay, Maydon Bullard, Marinella Strachan,
Maebree, Sanya and Nkrumah Johnson, Derron and Nora Brooks, Marilyn Rolle, Norman Rolle, Rev Leslie and Jan Rolle, John, Nolan and
Phelice and Tamika Jones, Sharron, Cora, Chrissie, Shan, Rhonda, Lawerence Rolle, Ariona Owens, Agnes Brown, Cynthia Brown, Geneva
and Niel Stubbs, Johnny Bodie, Bernadette Lighboume and Curlene Rolle, Joseph Rolle, Eleanore Ingraham, Alvin and Mary Rolle, Eulialle
Strachan, Flo Johnson, Biafia Barry, H.L.Rolle, Donald Adderley, Rolle, Rea Rolle, Anthony and Sheila Bastian, Lamantha Maycock, Rev
Brad Allen, Peter Whitfield, Nobel Algreen, Alex Darville, John Moses and Mrs Pennerman, Forsetta Thompson Johnson, Charles Bastian,
Lockhart, Crispin Smith and Teressa Armbrister, and others too Annie Gilbert, Fr Ranfurly Brown, Elsida Bullard, Garnell Bastian, Ed
o Bannister, Hilton and Oscar Bullard, the Bastian, Bannister and Rolle
numerous to mention, Ifamilies and the entire community of Mangrove Cay Andros, and others
Stood numerous to mention.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral
Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Friday from 12:00 noon Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home,
to 6:00p.m., and at the church on Saturday from 9:30a.m., until Robinson Road and First Street on Friday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m.,
-service time. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30a.m., until service time.
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Robinson Road and First Street P.O.Box N-603 Nassau, N.R, Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352


Cora Jean Russell, 91
a resident of Fire Road Abaco will be
held 1:00p.m. Friday, April 18th, 2008
at St Andrews Baptist Church, Fire
Road. Officiating will be Rev. Eulin
Mcintosh assisted by Deacon Leslie
Cornish. Interment: Fire Road Public
Cemetery, Fire Road Abaco
Cherished memory are held by 1 sister,
Ethilee Lewis; 1 sister-in-law, Rejoina
Francis; her nieces, Chriscola Rolle,
WM Leanna Thompson, Candymae Murphy,
Shirley Lowe, Lillian, Pearl, Costella
and Brendalee Lewis, Arlene Murray,
Daisey and Elaine Ward, Ruth Jones,
Claudine King, Judymae, Althea,
Dorothy and Eloise Russell; her nephews, John Cooper, Charles Lewis
Jr., Livingstone, Dellias and Dowswell Rolle, Anthony. Armstrong,
Joel Thompson and Basil Bootle; her grand nieces, Sandra, Judy,
Latoya and D'Audra Rolle, Sherrieann Gilbert, Elladice Murray,
Charlene Blatch, Sophia Thompson, Jewel Rolle, Coretta, Pamela, and
Carmel Lowe, Shannette and Sivalene Symonette, Alexis Wildgoose,
Tara Russell, Shannell Newbold, Shakita Lewis, Savatheda Fynes,
Sophia McIntosh, Anastacia Storr, Ebony Bodie, Charlene Lewis,
Seanica Rolle; her grand nephews, Donald, Maxwell, Warren, Anthony,
Oscar, Patrick, and Marold Rolle, Beed Cooper, Lerman Mcintosh Jr.,
Marvin Storr, Todd Thompson Sr., Donald Symonette Jr, Javal Curry,
Basil Forbes, Niles McIntosh, Mathew, Denzil and Darren Lowe; her
cousins; The Rt Hon Hubert A Ingraham and family, Rev Archilaus
Cooper and family, Hartman Cooper and family, Eric Cooper and
farmiily, Henry Cooper and family, Samuel Cooper and family, Cleotha
Edgecombe and family, Sheila Adderley and family, Vernie Smith and
family, Hasting Russell and family, Lionel, William, Gary, Ivan and
Sherilean Cooper and family, Ettamae, Paula and Karen Russell, Lenora
Cooper, Joy Duncombe and family, Corine Duncombe and family,
Celeta Sawyer, Alfred Murray and family, Leslie Cornish and family,
and other relatives including, The Adderley, Bootle, Bullard, Burrows,
Carey, Cox, Curry, Edgecombe, Gardiner, Hanna, McIntosh, McDonald,
Mills, Parker, Russell, Rolle, Symonette, Sawyer, Wells and Williams
families, The Coopers Town Community Clinic family and the Churches
of Abaco families and others too numerous
to mention.

Funeral arrangements are being handle by Cedar Crest Funeral Home,
Robinson Road and First Street.

Cleomi Farrington, 71

a resident of Mangrove Cay Andros and formally of Nassau will be
held 10:45a.m. Saturday, April 19th 2008 at St Francis Xaviers Cathedral,
West Hill Street. Officiating will be Rev Fr Elvardo Turnquest Interment
will be made in Woodlawn Gardens Soldier Road.

Cherished memory are held by her 9
daughters, Maxine Rolle, Cathleen
Johnson, Bernadette Wells, Perlean
Hepburn, Sharon Farrington- Smith,
Javatah Williams, Dorothy, Shirley,
and Agatha Farrington; 3 sons, Charles,
.. Stephen and Kesmond Farrington;
grandchildren, Jason and Brithney
y Rolle, Desmond Pyfrom, Valentine and
Montez Rolle, Princess, Princeka,
Albert, Aaron, and Perez Hepburn,
Meltheo Wells, Ramond, Javasian and
S, Kenneth Farrington, Eric Jr, Sharrad,
Sheldon and Darius Smith, Chelsi
Seymour, Rashate and Shiraya Sumner,
Tanice and Shamiya Farrington, Javarel, Jazaria, Quateisha, Matthew
Jr, Shelton and Donavon Williams, Kesmond Jr, and Garvin Mcintosh;
3 great grand children, Mataya and Omar Glinton and Shade Rolle; 2
adopted, daughters Lisa Culmer-Mcintosh and Antionette Hepburn; 2
sisters, Elzena Johnson of Ft. Pierce Florida, and Esthermae Johnson
of Freeport Grand Bahama; 1 aunt, Curlean Hepburn; 1 uncle, Carl A
Hepburn of Cocoa Florida; 2 daughters-in-law, Andrea and Tanisha
Farrington; 5 sons-in-law, Melin Wells, Prince Hepburn, Wilfred
Johnson, Eric Smith, and Matthew Williams; 5 sisters-in-law, Shirley
Johnson, Ruth, Sylvia Rose and Aneka Mackey; 4 brothers-in-law,
Willfred and Zenus Mackey of Eleuthera, Nathaniel Johnson, and
Bertram Johnson; her nieces and nephews, Stephanie Andrews of Ft
Pierce Florida, Nadia, Zenus and Maron Johnson, Michelle, Christine
Francis, Mona, Jill, Joy, Angela, Paula, Cuppie, Van, Vivian, Vernie,
Althea, Lydia, Everette, Anthony, Vincent, Philip, Cecil and Brian; her
cousins, Antionette, Martin, Anthony, Vincent, Godfrey, Ivan, Harold,
Elvis, Dolan, Lloyd, Ann, Daisy and Marilyn Miller, Agatha Rodgers,
Rose Ferguson, Cecila Cooper, George Gibson, Dolly Pratt, Arthur
and David Humes, Brenda and Cyril Hepburn, her godchildren Ronald
Bosfield, Harold Miller, Micqual Cash, Davon and Davard King, and
other relatives including, Bishop Patrick Pinder, Sister David Mary,
Lorene Green and family, The McPhee's, Rita Clarke and family, Venus
King and family, Cathy Mattison, Louise Bullard, Rose of Miami,
Patience Cash and family, Grace Roker, Zelma, Florence and Inez
Bowleg, Melva Bastian, Majorie Johnson, Rev James and Willimae
Curry, Christine Hanna, Catherine Sweeting, Gloria Wallace, Loretta
Burrows, Francita Nairn and family, Byron, Don, Everette and Jill
Mackey, Francis and Ann Francis, Esther Turnquest and family, Sandra
Forbes and family and Clarence Gibson and family of Gregory Town
Eleuthera, Leona McClain and family, Christine, Jan and Cecil Mackey,
Michel, St Benedicts and Holy Angels Catholic Church family, The
Mangrove Cay Association and the entire community of Mangrove
Cay and others too numerous to mention

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral
Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Friday from 12:00 noon to
6:00p.m., and at the church on Saturday from 9:15a.m., until service




S; fieti ng' (,loloniam

fflortuari b (, 1matorium

84 Blue Hill Road P.O. Box N-8161 Tel: 325-7867
Fax: 325-7867


for the late Saxons Superstar
Mr. Kenneth Leon Fox (Kenny Merry), 52

a resident of Miami Florida,
will be held at St. Agne's
Anglican Church, Balliou Hill
Road on Saturday 19th April,
2008 at 3:00 p.m. Officiating
will be The Venerable
Archdeacon I. Ranfurly Brown
Rector and Rev. Father Bernard
Been and Interment will follow
in the Church's Cemetery,
Nassau Street.
He leave his Legacy of Love
and Prayer Survivors include
brother, Charles "Jay" Fox; four sisters, Blanche Fox-
Butler of Freeport, G.B., Erica Fox-Lightbourne, Nursing
Officer Frederica Fox-Wallace and L. Michelle Fox;
three uncles, Harris and Samuel Morley and Ervin
Johnson; four aunts, Shirley Fox, Blanche Morley,
Lorna Sweeting and Carnette Lee of Green Castle,
Eleuthera; sister-in-law, Nenia Fox; brother-in-law,
Oswald "Haggie" Lightbourne; nieces and nephews
including, Cherz and Tyrone McKenzie, Chermar and
Cherdaria Fox, Eric Rolle, LaQuisha Wallace, Mario,
Rev. Christopher, Michael, George and Bruce Butler Jr.,
Doral Rolle, Lynette Bain, Allison and Bianca Butler
and a host of other Relatives and Friends.

The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints
Sweeting's Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium, #84
Blue Hill Rd. from 10.00am on Friday until 6.00pm and
on Saturday from 10.00 am. and at the Church from until
service time.

Saxon, Valley Boys, One Family, Roots, Prodical Sons,
Music Makers One Love Soldiers Family Dancers and
all Junkanooers are asked to bring musical instruments
for the funeral procession to the cemetery.

Ms. Pauline Victoria-Cleare Sister, 70
of St. Peters Convent, a resident
of Lucaya Circle, Palmetto
Village, Marathon Estates; will
be held at St. Agne's Anglican
Church, Balliou Hill Road on
Saturday 19th April, 2008 at
11:00 a.m. Officiating will be
Father Kingsley Knowles, The
Venerable Archdeacon I.
Ranfurly Brown and Rev.
Father Bernard Been and
Interment will follow in the
Church's Cemetery, Nassau

Left to cherish her memory are her two sisters, Merline
Cleare and Betty Pratt and a host of other relatives and
friends including, Sherald and Leroy Wilson, Veronica
Joseph of Miami, Florida, Dianne and George Miller,
Patrick and Connie Bethel, Dennis Bain, Kirklyn and
Claramae Pratt, Cora Davis, Brenda McDonald, Marie
and Garth Munroe, Ezekiel, Baron, Garnell, Mario and
Derek Pratt, Lavern and Rupert Ferguson, Larry, Dr.
Barry, Lynden and Jessica Russell, Barbara and Anthony
Mullings, Sophia, Inger, Shanrec, Omar, Neicole, Elton,
Anthon, Jamie, Dion, Keon, Monica, Joseph, Brian,
Patrick, Sylvester, Gabriel, Corey, Keisla, Gayle, Monet,
Brittany, Sherelle, Sherese, Trevor, Rothia, Crystal, Enez
Johnson, Thelma Darling, Joyce Williams, Linda Rolle,
Shelagh Strachan, Ingrid Bethal, Hazel Estwick, the
Palmetto Village Community, The St. George's Church
Family, the A.C.W., Javen Mackey, Kevin Seymour,
Charlene and Charmaine Williams.

The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints Sweeting's
Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium, #84 Blue Hill Rd.
from 10.00am on Friday until 6.00pm and on Saturday
from 9.30 am. at the Church from until service time.





Vaughn O. Jones


"Honoring the memories of loved ones"


Bloneva Christine "Blonnie" Conyers 47
of Kim Cresent, Casandra Close Golden
Gates II will be held- on Saturday, April
19th, 2008 at 10:00 am Christ the King
Anglican Church, Ridgeland Park.
Officiating will Rev. Fr. Rodney A.
Burrows assisted by Rev. Fr. Ivan Eldon.
Interment will be held in Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.
Precious memory will forever linger in"
the hearts of her son, Dexter Conyers;
one daughter-in-law, Christa Conyers;
three grandchildren, Deangelo, Channah and Breanna Conyers; five
brothers, Neville (Copeland), Douglas, Clint and Vaughn Conyers
and Archie Rolle; ten sisters, Lenora, Jacklyn, Valencia and Nicola
Conyers, Cassandra Conyers-Adderley, Starlette Johnson, Vangie
Rolle-Brown, Vanessa Johnson, Nikera Munroe, Lissette Mckenzie;
twenty-six nephews, Onacias, Denecio, Robert, Demyeon Bethel,
Ahmad and Berres Rolle, Wesley, Jacques, Cory, Cody, Shacar, Neville
Copeland Jr, and Brent Conyers, Craig Adderley Jr., and Austin Jr.,
Temeko Moss, Winston Munnings, PC 3091 Demaril Curtis, Decarlo
and Shaquille Johnson, Tindale Barnett, Charles Sawyer, Sharad
"Ratty" Bowe, Darvon Bonaby, Kirkwood Neily, Dexter Kerr Jr;
thirteen nieces, Brendalee, Mandi, Amanda, Catrea, Tanisha and
Maureena Conyers, Jonnean Saunders-Conyers, Alexandria Brown,
Milandra Evans, Kendeisha, Yocamica Bethel, Christina Galanos,
Vincelette Munnings; six uncles, Craven Rolle of New York, Rupert
Rolle, Copeland and Sedral Rolle of Spring Point Acklins, Oneal
Hanna, Earnest Willis and Philip Saunders; twelve aunts, Gwendolyn
Willis of Freeport, Cyslin Cooper of Delectable Bay, Acklins, Coraline
Poitier, Beryl, Ena, Myrtle and Pam Rolle of New York, Claudette
Young, Winifred Grant, Nurse Kathy Conyers-Wilson, Clara Gibson
and Florence Conyers of Little Harbour; seven grandnephews,
Rashad, Rashik, Rashon and Joshua Bethel, and Rhameko, Austin Jr.
and Isaiah Conyers; eight grandnieces, Rashae, Onacia, Tatyanna
Atia, Rhamia and Ciera Bethel, Aaliyah Conyers, Dashanna Curtis;
one great-grand-aunt, Hilda Tynes; two grand-uncles, Ernest Tynes
and Eric Hanna of Miami, Florida and a host of other relatives and
friends including, Marva, Alisha, Katrena, Cynthia, Kim, Deann,
Thalia Conyers, Betty Humes, Patsey Russell, Vernita Gardiner, Loretta
Simmoms, Rosemary McPhee, Brendalee Key, Janet Melba and
Winnifred Pratt, Shonell Ferguson, Veronica, Pamela and Cathy
Wilson, Ivan, Desmond, Spence and Anthony Conyers, Glenroy and

Craven Oliver, Milton and Charley Grant, Daniel and Bernard Ferguson,
Hansel and George Pratt, Clyde, Kirk, Brian, and Julian Wilson,
Christopher Moss and Mrs. Allison Moss and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Munnings and family, Robert "Bobby" Saunders, Racquel Gibson,
Pedro.;.. and Perez Demeritte, Dolly Cooper and family, Dextr Kerr,
Brother Freddy North, Deacon Ednol Rose, Arva Thompson, Van
Moss, and Alecea Conyers, Rhea Heastie, Vanria Gibson, Olive Pinder,
Mitchell and Kim Thurston, Vivianne Haynes, Jean Minus, Shavanda
Sands, Keisha Bartley, Katress Wells, Donna Moss, Sylvia Carey,
Vernell Richardson, Zera Evans, Jubilee Smilh, Eugene Cash, Doris
Darling-Gibson J.P., Teristaca Culmer, The Sid Bar Crew, Kim Cresent
family, Group from Texaco Gas Station on Carmichael Road, especially,
Dee and Cocoa, and Christ the King Church family.
Viewing will be held in the "Legacy Suite" of Vaughn 0. Jones
Memorial Center, Wulff Road and Primrose Street on Friday from
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.
to service time.

Sis. Nellie McKenzie-Brown, 88
of Gibbs Comer and formerly of Crooked
Island will be held on Saturday April 19th,
2008 at 10:00 a.m. at The New Bethlehem
Baptist Church, Independence Drive.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Everette
Brown assisted by Rev. Joseph Saunders,
Elder Yvonne Deveaux, Rev. Dr. Erold
Farquharson, Rev. Tyrone Laing,.Elder
._..iCora McPhee. Interment will follow in
Old Trail Cemetery, Abundant Life Road.
Precious memory will always linger in
the hearts of her three nephews, Bishop Arthur Ferguson, Brenville
and Clarence Ferguson; one niece, Lilly Ferguson; twenty-five grand
nieces and nephews, numerous great grand nieces and nephews,
a host of other relatives and friends including, Geraldine Gibson
and family, Victoria Beneby and family, Mary Moss and family and
Cora McPhee and family and the New Bethlehem Baptist Church
Viewing will be held in the "Legacy Suite" of Vaughn 0. Jones
Memorial Center. Wulff Road and Primrose Street on Friday from
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.
to service time.

Wulff Road and Primrose Street,
Opposite Studio of Draperies
Telephone: 326-980071 24 Hour Emergency 434-9220/380-8077






"A New Commitment To Service'

FUR SERV^9!= :f1ICE FORA [ ] ;

Preston "G.Q.
& Piggy" Cooper Sr.
of Red Land Acres and formerly of Windsor Place
will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Faith United
Missionary Baptist Church, Baillou Hill Rd.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. William Thompson
assisted by Other Ministers. Interment will follow
in the Old Trail Cemetery, Abundant Life Road.

"-" .' Sidney and Elnora Cooper; children: Preston "PJ",
S-.---- :- Prescott and Ashanta; 6 sisters: Sheryl Johnson,
Vanessa Penn, Malvease Dames, Pamela Johnson,
Yvette and Gigi Cooper; 7 Brothers: Owen, Carl,
Baron, Fenton, Anthony, Deon and Cory Cooper; Parents-in-law: Ellis and Naomi
Whyms; Brothers and sisters in laws: Bridgette Cooper, Shervin Penn, Wellington
Johnson, Judy Rolle, Angela Rolle of Freeport, G.B., Police Reserves 851 Charlene
Whyms, H.M.P. Sgt. Princess Farrington, Rev. James Farrington, H.M.P. Cpl. Judy
Whyms and Rudy Whyms, Garland and Avanell Whyms of Florida; Leo and Sharon
Whyms of Freeport, G.B., Daron and Lynden Whyms; Aunts: Rhoda Mullings, Francina
Cooper, Priscilla Knowles, Birdie Gordon, Margie Wallace, Delphina Musgrove,
Dorcas Johnson, Mary & Sylvia Cooper, Sharlotte Young, Coralie Odoms, Bernelle
Davis, Gloria Thompson, Janet Shearer, Ophelia Rolle, Lewisa, Paula & Superintendent
of Police Gabrielle Pratt, Sharon Rolle, Salomi Moss, Ruth Gibson, Gladys Johnson;
Uncles: John Colebrook, Simeon Pratt, Talford Mullings, Reginald, Ronald Jr., Leroy,
Edward, Anthony, Peter & Paul Pratt, Roland, Uzziah, Eulan, Trevor, George & Chester
Cooper and Ural Gibson; Nieces & nephews including: Gwendia & Akeem Johnson,
Tyler, Wynter-Grace, Carlette, Chanta, Carl Jr., Gaviago Cooper, Chintino Gilbert,
Elton Dames, Philnovia Munroe, Giano Hepburn & Kyle Oliver; God-Parents: Ronald
Williams & Evangeline Ingraham; Grand aunts & uncles: Nathalie Evans & Satara
Bullard of Hartswell Exuma, Olive Munnings, Lennie & Beatrice Gibson, Inez Bullard,
Dolly Cooper, Ivan Rolle, Leader John Rolle Sr. of Hartswell Exuma; Step-Grandmother:
Alice Louise "Baby" Cooper; Numerous cousins including: Fyodor, Rhothalia, Zoredlla,
Coquesse, Tammy Mullings, Dorothy, Susan, Hugh, Veronica, Omar & Verla Pratt,
Jasmine & Julian Bain, Tenishka Storr, Debell, Berkell, Shanny, Alex Hanna, Antoine
Gaitor, Rev. Dr. Williams Thompson, Harrison Thompson Permanent Secretary of
Local Government, Commander Godfrey Rolle Head of National Anti-Drug Secretariat,
Jerome Bethel Asst. Controller of Road Traffic, Rev. Ephraim Charles Rolle Deputy
Superintendent of Prison, John Rolle Retired Asst. Commissioner of Police, Deborah
Dean, Elizabeth Capron, Min. Olivia & Rev. Raymond Wells, Marina & Linda Rolle,
Eleanor, Delores, Curlene Major, Dr. Marissa Cartwright, Louise Rose, Cametta Evans;
Other relatives and friends including: Shirley Pratt, Perry Johnson, Keith Chisholm,
Isaac Curtis, "Sugar Ray" Bowe, Sally Bowe, Andre, Leslie, Andrew. Patrick, Andy,
Neko, Pam, Labon Bodie, PC161 Lynden Gaitor, Holly Martin, Wildfred Pasterin,
Gertrude Riley, Sands Family, Natasha & Donna Johnson, Raquel & Hervis Poitier,
Carmetta Walkins & Family, Samuel Percentie & Family, Linda Evans, Moya Taylor,
The Windsor Place and Redland Acres Communities, Sugar Kid Bowe Comer Boys,
the Evans, Bodie, Gibson, Brown, Johnson, Moss, Armbrister, Kemp, Dean, Hanna,
Kemp, Phillips' families, Mrs. Bell & Family, E. M. E. Construction, Flameless
Electrical, G.T. Electric, L.W. Young High School, Jordon/Prince William Schools,
Faith United Missionary Church family, Medical Records Dept/Maternity Ward Staff
- PMH, Carmines and the Atlantis family, BPO Choir and Sbarro's family.
Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta Street, Palmdale
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and again at the Church from 10 a.m. on Saturday
to service time.

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24K ^ tce^hrs.Emrgeny Srvie
Cell #: 357-9151. eBeeper- 380-1450 or 380-1117^^^



Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
Telephone: (242) 348-2340/348-2131/352-9398/353-7250
P.O. Box F-40557 Freeport, Grand Bahamas


of High Rock, Grand Bahama will
be held on Saturday, April 19, 2008
at 11am at Emmanuel Baptist
Church, High Rock, Grand
Bahama. Officiating will be Rev
Lawrence Pinder assisted by
Bishop Dr Godfrey R. Williams.
.i ... -, Cremation will follow the service.

-. A lifetime of treasured memories
A.. ..will forever linger in the hearts of
her family; four sons, Ishmeal,
Leroy, Oswald and Philton Sr;
daughters-in-law, Berthamae, Myrtle and Pamela; 14
grandchildren, Elva Laing-Carey, Edger, Sean, Schereaz
(Sheri) Laing-Coakley, Johhaia Kemp, Rousette, Leroy Jr,
L'leah, Meosha, Ossreia, Kearah, Philton Jr, Crystal and
Shakera; four great grandsons, Dioniso and DaVante Carey,
DiMargio and Christen Laing and Cranston McDonald, Jr;
two great granddaughters, Eddiesha and Xaria Laing; two
grand sons-in-law, Omar Carey and Kwin Coakley; one
grand daughter-in-law, Lavelle; five godchildren, Solomon
Hield, Therecita Cooper, Miriam Joseph, Renwood Munnings,
Joycelyn Roberts, Remilda Thomas, Jeffrey Pinder and Jella
Stuart; nieces Bethley, Delores, Beryl, Meril, Emily, Icelyn
and Enid, Carrie, Rosie and Margaret; nephews, Caleb,
Clifton, Alvin, Elijah (Sonny), Gathville, Leyland, Isaac and
Malachi; adopted daughters, Dianne Mackey and Willamae
Symonette; and a host of other grand and great grand nieces,
nephews and in-laws, including Rev Lawrence and Mother
Theresa Pinder, Betty Roberts, Delores Pinder, Natasha
Thompson, Lakara and Linda Pinder, Rose Cooper and Amy
Munnings, Kathleen Bailou, Elcita Andrews, Matilda
Andrews, Petline Kemp, Bernell Wildgoose, Hazel Bailou,
Marilyn Laing, Iva Cooper, Alfreda Roberts, Louise
Thompson, Helen Braynen, Nurse Rachael Rolle, Shirley
Bain and Oliver, Dr B (community doctor), Pastor Joel
Saunders, Rev Elvich Kemp, Bishop Dr Godfrey and Minister
Iris Williams, St John's Jubilee Cathedral Church family,
the entire Emmanuel Baptist Church family especially the
Womens Missionary Department, and the entire High Rock
and East Grand Bahama Community.

Viewing will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church Hall on
Friday, April 18, 2008 from 1pm to 6pm and on Saturday
April 19, 2008 from 9:30am to service time at the church.


( nommonfu al1th funeral onme

4 Independence Drive Phone: 341-4055



Affectionately called "Toya" of Rupert
Dean Lane, will be held on Saturday at
11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Roman
Catholic Church, Boyd Road. Rev.
Deacon Gregory Taylor will officate and
interment will follow in the church's
cemetery, Boyd Road.

Precious memory held by two children,
Latario and Marinique Whymns; four
sisters, Michelle and Andrea Sweeting,
Charlene Bonaby and Portia Henfield;
two brothers, Paul and Peter Sweeting;
three adopted brothers, Jeroyne Rolle,
Audie Murphy and John Moss; six aunts,
Bernadette Lotmore, Ruth Swaby, Naomi Rolle, Sylvia Bain, Mary
Sweeting and Carolyn Sweeting-Stuart; six uncles, Wellington Johnson
of Chicago Edward Johnson, Ted Sweeting, Lieutenant Michael Sweeting
of The Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Matthew and Terrance Sweeting;
nieces, Jade and Rodlisha Bonamy, Samantha Armbrister, D'Andrea
Ferguson, D'Keithra Ferguson, Alyssa McQuay, Johnesha Moss, Paulette,
Pauline and Petra Sweeting, Alecia, Ashley and Ahsa Henfield and Sha-
Diamond Lyons; nephews, Edison Oliver, Brian Armbrister, Rodney
Bonamy, Michael Clarke, Renville McQuay, Edison Sweeting Jr., Anthony,
Tyler and Dillon Sweeting of Oklahoma and Peter Sweeting Jr.; two
sisters-in-law, Celaine Bein-Aime-Sweeting and Daphne Moss-Sweeting;
one brother-in-law, Lealon Henfield; cousins, Trevor, Matthew Jr.,
Sharon, Domonic, Damian, Renardo, Theron Miquel, Mikhail, Mekell,
Caleb and Jade Sweeting, Persephonie Sweeting-Rollins, Donnovan and
D'Shann Benett, Lashondra and Alexis Stuart, Richard and Wellington
Johnson, Gena, Edward and Marie Johnson, Lionel Whylly, Tera Cox,
Larry and Tenisha Rolle, Dominic and Dareo Lotmore, Philip Swaby Jr,
Linda and Loretta Rolle, Maureen Wallace, Whitney Forbes, Robert and
Marvin Bain, Louise and Brenda Kerr, Naomi King, Pretesha Deveaux,
Margaret Campbell, Ophelia Cooper, Ruth Ferguson, Andrea Paguese,
Michael, Philip, Kevin, Joseph and Eugene Rolle, Beryl Poitier, Rudolph,
Clyde, Walter and Tyrone Ferguson, Betty Cash, Gloria Dawkins, Shirlene
Rolle; Ken, Karen, Keith and Kendra King, Anita, Amber, Alicia and
Michael Rolle Jr., Coralee and Patrick Forbes; two grand aunts, Hester
Kerr and Rowena Ferguson; two grand nieces, Samara Cummings and
Diamond Oliver; two aunts-in-law, Myrtle and Jacqueline Sweeting;
one uncle-in-law, Jack Stuart. Other relatives and friends include:
Samuel Cummings Jr., Richard Parks, Julian Hall, Monalisa Cole, Tika
Newman, Virginia Albury, Sheryl and Stacy Rolle, Gina and Sophie
Whymns, Edvernia Robinson, Carnetta Munroe, Gloria Henfield, Jean
Elvaris, the Bullard, Moss, Clarke, Scott, Davis, Johnson, Hart, Dawkins,
Bethel, Christie, Bodie and Knowles families, Pastor and members of
Evangelistic Temple, Delores Kemp and family, Dr. Norman Gay, Bishop
Chester Rolle and family, Rev. C. B. Moss and family, Honorable Bernard
Nottage and family, Mr. Greg Wlliams, staff of Environmental Health,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fleming Street Clinic and the entire Bain
Town community.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at The Chapel of Memories
Commonwealth Funeral Home, Indepencence Drive, on Friday from
10:30, a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.
to service time.

of Fox Town, Abaco, will be held on
Saturday at 12:00 noon at End Time
Harvest Church, Crown Haven, Abaco.
a WBishop Tyrone Mills will officiate and-
Interment will follow in the Public
e 'Cemetery, Fox Town, Abaco.

a. aCherished memory held by wife, Patrice
Russell; four sons, Dave, Willie, Randy
and Kevin Russell; eight daughters,
Lovely Reckley, Nadine Rolle, Jackie
Williams, Martha Heirrix, Gretal Moss,
Rosemary, Pleasant and Diana Russell;
step children, Caedallas. Chapelle and
Locova Rolle; adopted son, Jaylin Bain;
three sisters, Florence McIntosh, Vyrone
Archer and Gina Lightbourne; two
brothers, Jonathan and Joseph Russell; 20 grandchildren, Cornelia Morley,
Hendranique and P.J. Williams, Daniella and Cordell Moss, Vanessa Simms,
Juliean, Willicia, Brandysha, Brenika, Vashti, Devonte, Munchjie and Bradley
Russell, Anwar Reckley, Marlon Rolle, Joseph McMreary, Chase and Blake
Russell and Latoya Bastian; six great grandchildren, Yvonne Curry, Shawnelia
Francis, Lannekka and Knahj Morley, Jeffrey and Jadd Bastian; one aunt,
Olga Russell; numerous nieces and nephews, Lenora and John Cooper, Ruth
and Leslie Cornish, Rollington and Alladyce Thompson, Eva and Alphaeus
Saunders, Christopher, Serma, Jerry, Macy, Audley, Ranae, Tamika and Marietta
Russell, Judy and Rupert Henry, Karen Russell-Henry, Paulina, Paul, Edison
and Benjamin Thompson, Norma Jane and Keith Albury, Angie and Hiram
Cooper, Glenda and Keith Knowles, Ryan, Vicky, Emmitt, Beverly, Denise
and Renae Archer, Doris, Jasper, Ben, Junior, Sidney, Fredrecka and Cecil
Fox, Graham, Theresa and Kenny Lightbourne, Mildred, Joey, Fredreka and
Brenda Colebrooke, Lyndon and Jackie, Catherine, Ettajane, Annalyse, Frankie
and Kellie McIntosh, Celestine, Dwight, Clara and Emmanuel Russell; five
sons-in-law, Bradley Reckley, Michael Rolle, Henry Williams II, Wilfred
Moss and Brian Heirrix; three daughters-in-law, Julie, Precious and Miquel
Russell; five brothers-in-law, Charles Jones, Thomas Lightbourne, Clement
Fox, Charles and William; seven sisters-in-law, Genevieve, Ella and Kathy
Russell, Florence Thompson, Lettymae Jones, Ruth Wells and Leanza
Thompson. A host of other relatives and friends including: Evelyn Wilson,
George and Urica McIntosh and family, Agatha Russell, Gersil and Maria
Edgecombe and family, Daniel and Lillian Parker and family, Leslie and
Marilyn McIntosh, Pastor and Mrs John Russell, Bishop and Mrs. Archilaus
Cooper, Bishop and Mrs. Henry Wright, Rev. and Mrs. Alan Mills, Alice
Smith, Pastor Erskine and Virginia Wells and family, Alphonso and Shirley
Wright, Fred Wells, Roosevelt and Lillian Wells, Toney Wells, James Sands,
Arthur and Elva Roberts, Naomi McIntosh, Lerman and Sylvia Ambrister,
Doris Thompson, Geleta Ambrister and family, Pastor Merlin and Millie
McIntosh, the McIntosh, Wells, Parker, Ambrister and Russell families, and
the entire community of Little Abaco, Grand Cay, McClean's Town and others
too numerous to mention.
SPECIAL THANKS to Nurse Nadia Russell-Lewis, Dr. Tanya Bethel, Nurse
Freda Mills, Dr. Albert Francois, Dr. Frances Biney, EMS Marsh Harbour
Government Clinic, Lillian Parker, Alladyce Thompson, Genevieve Russell,
Ruth Wells, Cassandra Grimes, Lyndon McIntosh, Angie Collie, staff at Auskell
Clinic, Sister Nesbitt, Roosevelt Wells, Christopher Wells, Christopher and
Serma Russell.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at The Chapel of Memorial
Commonwealth Funeral Home, Independence Drive on Thursday from 4:00
p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at the church in Abaco on Friday from 5:30 p.m. to
service time on Saturday.




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SMiss. Linda Danielle
"Lynn" Smith, 44

of 3908 Windsor Drive, Bensalem
Pennsylvania and formerly of Nassau
S .'a N. P. Bahamas will be held on Saturday,
April 19, 2008 at liam at Victory
Baptist Church, Golf Course Boulevard,
Sea Breeze. Pastor Ivan Carey will
The Radiance of this "Bloodstone of a Gem" will always glow in
the hearts of her:
Mother: Janet Nettie Smith;
Five Brothers: Wenzel of Canada, Chuck, Darrel Sr., Al and
Berthman Smith;
One Sister: Spindy Smith-Major;
Ten Nephews: Dario, Justin, Andrew, Jermaine, Raynaldo, Darrel
Jr., Derrel and Aaron Smith, Travis and Brandon Major;
Fourteen Nieces: Latoya, Shantell, Nickara, Tamika, Christal,
Shandeara, Chuckovia, Brittney, Danyelle, Traniska, Breann and
April Smith, Lynette and Karrington Major;
Four Uncles: Nat and Will Smith, James Bodie Sr. and Alex Forbes;
Seven Aunts: Henretta Maycock, Unamae Forbes, Paula, Sandra,
Patricia, Audrey and Cynthia Smith;
Two Grand Aunts: Eula Nixon of Farmers Cay, Exuma and Ethel
One Brother-in-law: Sandel Major;
Five Sisters-in-law: Letecia, Karen, Michaela, Darlene and Sherel
Numerous Cousins Including: Rev. Faith, Grace, Brian, Dwyane
and Christopher Maycock, Charmaine Jackson of Freeport, Grand
Bahama, Eve Dorsette, Ethel King, Lily Deveaux, Elaine Garcia,
Sherry Robinson of Louisiana, Patricia, Jacquline and Judy Toote,
Patrick and Michelle Smith, Michael, James Jr. and Geneva Bodie,
Theresa, Christine and Donna;
Many other loving family and friends including: Kevin and
Valola Archer, Dwaling Dean, Annalee Sweeting, Mrs. Grant, the
Dean, Hepburn, Hall and Poitier families;
Loving family and friends in Miami Florida, Philadelphia
and New Jersey including:'Mark, Sindy, Brooke and Brandon
Levithan, Lady Benny, Ruddy, Trudy, Matty, Rosealie, Deborah,
Dale and Boya, Diane Higgins, Mose and Tina Ekhatr, Brenda
Johnson, Chase and Orley, Jodi Harman, Brenda, Lynn Scott, the
Austin and Yenis families.

Visit our website: www.emeraldridgemortuary.com view video tributes,
sign guest book, send condolence, sympathy, share memories and
make funeral arrangements.

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Ms. Clothilda Armaly, 70

of Miller's Heights, and formerly of
Fresh Creek, Andros, died at The
Princess Margaret Hospital on Friday
April 11th, 2008.

She is survived by her Sons: Wilfred
Rolle; Daughter: Blanche Miller;
Adopted Daughter: Maurine Collins;
Stepdaughter: Deborah Daxon; Sisters:
Arnett Armaly, Betty Bethel, Eleanor
Cooper; Brothers: Bertram Armaly Jr.,
Nelson Armaly, Frederick Armly, Norma
Armaly, Samuel Armaly and a host of
other Relatives and Friends.

Funeral Arrangement
announced at a later date.

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Florence 0. Russell, 85

of Freeport Grand Bahama, and
formerly of Quarry Mission Road,
Nasssau will be held on Saturday April
19t 2008, at 10:00 am at St John's
Native Baptist Church, Meeting
Street. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Michael C. Symonette CBE, J.P.,
assisted by Rev. Hervis Bain.
Interment will follow in St. John's
Cemetery, Meeting Street.

She is survived by her sons: Patrick
A. Russell Sr., Clement S. Russell Sr.
of Rock Sound, Eleuthera and Derek B. Russell Sr., of Freeport,
Grand Bahama; Daughters: Hortense L. Russell, Alveta P. Russell
of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Sharon L. Russell, Roslyn M. Ingraham
and Liza Russell of West End Grand Bahama; Daughters-In-Law:
Francis Russell and Christine Russell; Sister-In-Law: Loleta
Russell; Uncle: Sir Clifford Darling; Aunts: Evang. Nellie Ferguson
and Lady Ingrid Darling; Grandchildren: Eron, Mia Moore, Patrice,
Kim, Patrick Jr., Petreka, Derek Jr., Derinique, Chrishad, Const.2559
Ramando Russell, Waldon, Monette, Lynette, Tangelia, Dareth
Roxburg Russell, Clement Jr., Francesca, Fayedawn, Winfred,
Astra and Demetrius Russell, Iesha Cornish, Monique Wallace,
Lionel Ingraham, Lennon Ingraham, Troy Thompson, Adrian,
Huyler, Adam Knowles, Daniel Moxey, Westina, Glifford Moxey,
Charmaine Moxey and Valentino Adderley; 26 Great
Grandchildren; Nieces: Agnes Scavella, Virginia Rolle, Maggie
Rolle, Sybiline Grant, Sharon Russell and Carnetta Young;
Nephews: Rodney Russell, Orthnell Russell of Pittsburg, Penn.,
Marcelle Rolle and Malcolm Rolle; 12 Grandnieces including:
Antoinette Williams and Stephanie Newbold and a host of other
relatives and friends including: The Officers and Members of St.
John's Church family, The Darlings, Moss, Ferguson, Cox, and
Hanna families, Rev. Stanley and Mrs. Merlene Decosta, Marlon
Brown and Mildred Maurice and family.

Viewing Will Be Held In Celestial Suites Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson & Soldier Road, Friday
April 18,2008 From 10:00am To 6:00pm And On Saturday April
19, 2008 From 9:00am Until Service Time At The Church.

Alma Louise Gibson, 64

of Oxford Ave. and Fm ly of Pirates Well, Mayguana will be
held on Saturday April 191, 2008, At 11:00 am at Metropolitian

Baptist Church, Hay Street West.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. George
Kelly Assisted by Rev. Gregory Major
S- and Rev Shirley Evans. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens
Cemetery, Soldier Road.
,She is survived by her mother: Clara
FChristie; father: Daniel Gibson; seven
l l (7) children: Denise Stubbs, Delores
Henfield, Sean and Dwight Stubbs,
Dwayne Shepherd and Sophia Bastian;
ten (10) sisters: Hilda Saunders, Ann
Fowler, Christine Major, Lydia Adderley, Inez Williams, Norma
Thompson, Dotlene Edgecombe, Paulette & Roselene Gibson and
Ruth Brown; two (2) brothers: Rev. Gregory and Christopher
Major of Stockbridge, Geogia; Grandchildren: Latoya Wood,
Donnalee Walkine, Michael Bain, Rolie, Antoinette, Rolisa and
Rhonda Henfield, Michael, Dwight Jr., Shawn, Shane, Dekota
Shepherd, William Cash, Alexandria and Richae Bastian; Great
Grand: Rolie Jr., Pachae, Deontrae, Anfernee and Jayton; One (1)
son-in-law: Rollie Henfield Sr.; one (1) daughter-in-law: Dale
Shepherd; one (1) sister-in-law: Elouise & Fayne Major; one (1)
brother-in-law: Philip Saunders; Nieces: Phillippa Cooper, La-
Shan Taylor, Desiree Williams, Kenrisa Saunders, Ttmika Carey,
Sherell, Shenique, Gina and Jill Major, Melvern Thompson and
Cynthia John; Three (3) Aunts: Daisy Collie of Freeport Grand
Bahama, Sybil McKinney and Ethlyn Williams; numerous cousins:
Rosalie, Jocelyn, Eloise, Angela, Silbert Mills, Julia, Brendalee,
Berthlyn, Dale and Bertram of Abaco, Solie, Beatrice Charlton of
Pirates Well Mayguana, Mary Garth, Paulette, Mario, Ricardo,
Bursil, Brennell, Junior, Perry, Elva, Veronique, Clarence, Lashell,
Hermish, Esrine, Edwin and Trina; godchildren: Tanya Russell
and Lavado and a host of other relative and friends including:
Margo, Taba, Tre, Tabez, Sandra North, Judy Hinsey, Vernice
Allynee, Lisa Austin, Prescola, Ruth Sands, Melissa Lundy, Creola,
Ceta Sands, Trevor Seymour, The Darvill Family, Ella Sandiland,
Oxford Avenue family, Neville Taylor and family, Florinda
Holbert & Family, Laurie & Family, Yvette Adderley & Family,
Jerry Fisher & family, Viola Thompson & family, Mary Hutcheson
& family, Pastor George & Deaconess Mildred Kelly, Rev. Shirley
Evans, The Metropolitan Baptist Church family, Rev. Johnathan
& Thelcine Simms & family, Millicent Pratt & family, Brenda
Saunders & family,
Numerous other relatives and friends including:..

Viewing will be held in Perpetual Suites Restview Memorial
Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson & Soldier Road, Friday
February 29,2008 from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

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P.O. Box F-42312 P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471 Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
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19, 2008 AT 11:00A.M.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving and devoted Grandmother:
Mary Nottage; Grandfather: John Nottage; Father: Alfred Neely;
Stepmother: Kathryn Neely; two Brothers: Kendrick and Elvardo
Johnson; one Sister: Alfreda Neely; Great-grandmother: Vetol
Flowers of Driggs Hill, South Andros; two Nieces: Whyomie and
KayTyler Johnson; two Nephews: Basil and Shawn Johnson; 20
Aunts: Yvohne Levarity, Monique Coalbrooke, Carolyn, Anishka,
and Edua Nottage, Lucille Munnings, Jemima and Willamae Neely,
Shirley Francis, Shelia Smith, Sharmaine Mullings, Coral Fernander,
Doris Wilson, Molly Davis, Marsha Gibson, Marionette, Penny,
Evelyn, Yasmine and Sara Neely; 14 Uncles: Derrick, Craig and
Tyrone Nottage, Christopher, Douglas, Solomon and Mario Neely,
Alvin Levarity, Clarence Coalbrooke, Danny Rigby, Anthony
Fernander, Caleb Wilson, Weldon Davis and Burchie Gibson;
numerous Grandaunts including: Ester Colebrooke, Euthermae,
Antionette and Ivy Flowers, Patsy and Barbara Nottage; numerous
Granduncles including: Ezra, Gladstone, Rupert, James and Prince
Flowers, Jerkins James, Eugene and Ezekiel Nottage; Cousins:
Alyvonetta, Sherell, Andrewique, Cranique, Tyriena, Regine, Tyler,
Jason, Clarence Jr., Xavier, Julio, Alvin Jr., Kiano, Tony Jr., Trejah,
Enrique, Denali, Raja, Rasheed and LaTodd; and a host of other
relatives and friends including: Alice Russell, Olive Hanna, Muriel
Nottage, Dianne Jones of North Carolina, Vetol and Alicia Hall,
Zenida Burrows, Christine Brown, Dianna Johnson and family,
Bishop Lonford and Minister Judy Bethel and the Church family,
Philip and Louise Deveaux, Driggs Hill, South Andros Community,
the Hepburn Town Community, Doctors and Nurses at the Rand
Memorial Hospital especially Dr. Rolle and Williams, Kirk Wildgoose
and family, Agnes Stuart and family, Yvonne Rigby family, Tony,
Craig and Melanie Russell and the Bahamas Association for the





She is survived by her 3 Sons:
SAlexander, Vance and Derek; 6
Daughters: Belinda Knowles, Thelma, Janet, Barbara Portia and
Lynn; 1 Stepson: Wilfred; 30 Grandchildren; 1 Sister: Ivy Gibson;
2 Brothers: Endel and Eardley Adderley; numerous Nieces and
Nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.




He is survived by his Wife: Sonovia
Laing; Children: Dwight Jr., Gaylean,
Devon and D'Andre Laing;
',' Stepchildren: Kenrika, Orlando and
Krystal; Mother: Emily Lain Bevans; Stepfather: George Bevans;
one Sister: Gaylean; one Brother: Dave Bevans; one Stepsister:
Latika Stubbs; numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews and
a host of other relatives and friends.



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Buina Cleare, 78

a resident of Andros Ave amd formerly of
Old Bight Cat Island, will be held at Angelic
Baptist Church, Joe Farrington Road, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be
Rev. Roston Smith, assisted by associate
ministers. Interment follows in Old Trail
Cemetery, Old Trail Road.
Memory would forever be engraved in the
hearts of 2 sons, Lander McKenzie and
Alfred Smith Sr.; 2 daughters, Syliva and
Rosemary Smith; 2 sisters, Idena Rolle and
Joanna Armbrister of Old Bight, Cat Island;
10 grandsons, Renardo, Alfred Jr, Bryan,
Ryan, Thomas, Timothy, Prescoot, Colemone
Jr, Delano and Kenroy; 10 granddaughters, Lashandell, Alexis, Alecia,
Anai, Ajah, Brittany, Carlisa, Lessayde, Shervanya and Branae;. 9 great-
grands, Renise, Brianne, Brinek, Brittaney, Aniyah, Ashton, Ashtonique
and RJ.; adopted children inguding, Brenda, Pedro, Blue,Teran, Sidney
(godchild), Angie Saunders; 3 sons-in-law, Allison Fernander, Tennyson
Leslie and Lloydell Ellis; numerous neices and nephews including,
Buelah Hart, Susiemae Dorsett, Raymond Taylor, John-Edward, Benjamin,
Edna, Cynthia, Frank, Dennis Armbrister, Able Woman Marine Anja
Armbrister-Rolle, Elenora Rolle, Sandra Knowles, Abigail and Debroah
Fawkes, Gina and Monique Smith, Ron Murphy, Fristena Seymour, Sam
Smith of Exuma, Elkanah Armbrister, Gladys Ferguson, Eamestine Miller,
Ellamae Francis, Austin, Torry, Linda, Dion and Douglas Cleare, Gracie
King, Ottis Rolle, Cedric Wilson, Pearline Rolle, Esther Roker, Syria
Pratt, Ryfords Rolle, Wendy Russell; other relatives including, Vernice
and family, Agnes Brown and family, Preston McKoy and family, Aunty
Cynthia and family, Ida and Grada; friends including, Rev, Rolston Smith
and Sister Wendy Smith and family Nurse Daniel and Dr. Capanno,
Petrona and Dellis Butler and family, Valerie Cooper and family, Norma
Adderley and family, Bertha Rolle and family, Miriam Adderley and
family, Josepha Edgecombe and family, Coralee Munroe and family,
Sharon Smith and family, Sister Hester Johnson and family, Bishop
Lawrence Rolle and family, Dale Lloyd and family, Barbann Smith and
family, Syliva Neely and family, Rochell Dawkins and family, Lilymae
and family, Patricia Beckles and family, Stell and family, Juliann King
and family, Florbell Rolle and family, Harris and Rhoda King of Cat
Island, Olga Wilson and family, Melanie Duncombe and family, Deacon
Butler and family, Nurse Joanna Zonicle and family, Francis Pratt and
family, Mariyln and family, Francis Laddabeds and family, Sharon and
family, Ms. Vivian Smith and family, Jean Gilbert and family, Craig, Gina
& Bernadette Wilson, Auntie Titty and Auntie, Wildy, Ms. Walkine,I Ethel
and members of The Angelic Baptist Church, The St. Peters Baptist
Church, The Cat Island United Association #1, The Management and
Staff of Demeritte's Funeral Home, The Paradise Island Hair Braiders,
The Cadbage Beach Girls. The Jet-Ski Boys, the Newbolds, Smiths,
Rolles, Sis. Winnie and family J. R. Archer, The entire communities of
Old Bight Cat Island, Wilson Tract, Watling Street and Andros Ave
including Doghead, Yellow, Jamal, Goatie, Flavia, Tammy, Marlene,
Darnell, Charmaine, Willy, Ma, Shelda, Georgie, Melony, Everol, Leslie,
Angelica, Shanti, Telsa, Mamie, Dorcie, Beogs, Ms. Clarke, a host of
other relatives and friends too numerous to mention, Mr. Curry,

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

Shanaro Lashano Whymns, 21

a resident of St. James Road, will be held
at Pilgrim Baptist Temple, St. James
Road, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Bishop E. Randy
Fraser, assisted by Pastor Ronald Bastian.
Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.

SHe is survived by mother, Paulette
Whymns; grand mother, Mercelene
N E. Thompson; Brothers, Latario & Jamico
Whymns, Jamal & Kareem Rahming,
Theo, Trano and Nikito Pinder; nieces,
Jamilia Rahming & Lataria Whymns; nephew, Jamal Rahming Jr.;
aunts, Louise Knowles, Doris Romer, Sandra Cooper, Gladys,
Christine Whymns, Patricia Farrington and Woman Sergeant 1704
Michelle Farrington; uncle, Richard Thompson; grand-aunts,
Adamae Thompson, Carmetta Bums and Ruthmae Whymns; grand-
uncle, Jack Whymns; cousins, Kasey Gomez, Shaniece Mary
Rahming, Gia Collie, Tammy & Willamena Whymns, Shacoya
Farrington, Woman Police Constable 2924 Deantia Jones, Anishka
Cooper, Shaneil & Shannon Cunningham, Abigail & Antonique
Whymns, DeSeria Demeritte, Kashia Gomez, Trevonique & Travonya
Whymns, Deantae Coakley, Trevor Whymns I &II, Shachan Rahming,
Police Constable 3093 Christio Edgecombe, Wellington Black, Sean
Cunningham, Chrishano Edgecombe, Mario, Dario & Antonio
Whymns, Byron, Fenton, Anthony, Deon & Vardo Cooper, Timothy
Cooper Jr., Thomas Charlton Jr., Omar Davis Jr., Trevor Whymns
Jr., Wellington Black Jr., Mai- Tai Rahming, Traveno Miller &
Shachan Rahming Jr., Rosemund Rolle, Cleora McKenzie, James,
Jacob, Charles and Clint Rolle, Annamae Ferguson, Jestina Virgill,
Peggy Smith, Basil Bums, Prince Timothy, Deidre Moss, Monique
Smith, Sean Meadows, Cindy & Kino Whymns, Davonya, Suzette,
Darren, Ryan, Shakera, Shantique, Tramaine, Nadia, Dominique,
Mark Jr. Sypron, Charlease, Shanardo, Sharano, Anthon, Shavonne,
Shaniece, Police Constable 535 Kipling Rolle, Jamie, Courtney,
Deandra, Jacob Rolle Jr., Urias, Giovanni, Lorenzo, Reniah, Prison
Officer Dario Smith, Tereza, Tennille, Daval, Shaquille, Vilmond,
Charlene, Marsha, Sean Whymns, and Leroy; sister-in-law, Jacqueline
Whymns; other relatives and friends indcluding, Irie Evans and
family, Annamese Newbold & family, Gomese Evans & family,
Nancy Williams, Aneka Johnson, Jane Sullivan, Lavita Pinder, Patsy
Knowles & Family, Lilyann & Cheryl Fernander & family, Dorothy
Johnson & family, Curlina Forbes & family, Alvin Edgecombe,
Lloyd Cunningham, George, Minera Stubbs & family, Ethlyn Smith
& family, Dr. Evaneth McPhee & family, Clarice Williams & family,
The Graduation Class of 2003 Doris Johnson Senior High, The St.
James Road family, The Anne's Town Clinic Family, The Youth
Department of Pilgrim Baptist Temple.

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

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Nora Louise Brooks, 83

M a resident of Patton Street, will be held
at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting Street,
on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will
be Pastor Timothy Stewart, assisted by
Bishop Delton Fernander and other
ministers. Interment follows in the
Church's cemetery.

Left to cherish her memory are her
daughters, Velva Rahming, Walburtha
Johnson Rolle, Jacqueline Wright and
Deborah Fawkes; adopted daughter,
Linda Lewis, Viola Coker, Shirley
Ingraham of Ft. Lauderdale; sons, Edison Brown, George Strachan;
adopted sons, Julian Coakley, Irvin Wright Jr., Robert and Mackey
Bain; grandchildren, Rupert, 595 Raynard Rahming, Michelle,
Reginald and Rodney Rahming, Devia Knowles, Romaine, Damon,
Schamell, Cavin and Yvette Cummings, George Jr, Anastacia, Javon
and Godfrey Strachan, Wainger Seymour, Deandra Fawkes, JaDania
'Kemp, Juanita Gibson, Pauline Grant, Latoya, Dwayne, Jamaal, Latisha
and Akera Brown, Shavanda Basden and Sherry Benjamin; great
grandchildren, Rodenia, Rayna, Regina and Reginique Rahming,
Calayah Cummings, Summer Strachan, Tia Russell, Granville, Areil
and Alex Gibson, Andera and Andrew Benjamins, Antonio Russell,
Edneisha, Alyssa and Jaiehyn Brown; great great grandchildren,
Deavanek and Oaleth Russell and Amari Major; sons-in-law, Rupert
Rahming Sr., Fred Rolle and Stephen Fawkes; daughter-in-law,
Patricia Thompson Strachan; sister-in-law, Coralee Wright; nieces,
Florinda Bastian and Theresa Brooks, Barbara Romer; nephew, Kenneth
Brooks; caregiver, Enid Baker; a host of other relatives and friends
including, Charles Scott and family, Management and Staff of Atlantis,
Cove Housekeeping, Bahamas Security Services, Alfted Bullard and
family, Coralee Wright and family, Anthony McKinney and family,
Maxwell Moncur and family, Gertrude Sweeting and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Ledee and family, Lockhart family, McNeil family, Prince Atherley
and family, Earline Ellis and family, Celerina Moss, Persis Bullard
and family, Helena Babbs and family, Berdina Moxey-Taylor and
family, Kirk Moxey, Nurse Janet Rolle-Brown and family, Elizabeth
and Brennon Ferguson, Ingrid and Peter Eneas, Evans family, Benjamin
Pickering and family, Junior Bullard and family, Angela Poitier and
family, Lela King, Hon. Bernard Nottage and family, Eureka Colebrooke
and family, Florie Greene and Charles Butterfield, Murie and family,
Bishop Delton Fernander and members of New Destiny, Pastor Stewart
and members of Bethel Baptist Church, Bethel Baptist Senior Saints,
Mrs. Vivian Rahming, Staff of ZNS, the Airport Authority, Royal Bank
Mackey Street, Royal Bank Cable Beach, Batelco, Carlene Moss and
family, Beverley and Anthony Carey and the staff of Big 10 Briland
Lounge, Rhoda Knowles, Donnamae Clarke, Stephanie Adderley,
Carol Johnson, the Bain and Grant Town community and many others
too numerous to mention.

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

Frederick Christie, 76

a resident of Cowpen Road, and formerly
of New Bight, Cat Island, will be held
at New Destiny Baptist Church, Blue
Hill Road, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Clarence H.
Knowles, assisted by Other Ministers.
Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.
Left to cherish his memroy are his
mother, Firstena Christie; wife, Ellamae;
four sons, Shawn Christie, Reverend
Lloyd Christie Mortimer of Atlanta, GA,
Inspector Ezra Duncombe of Long Island
and Prince Duncombe; four daughters, Deborah Christie-Brown,
Daisy Ferguson, Dianne Duncombe and Shirlene Newman of
Freeport Grand Bahama; ten granddaughters including, Tiffany
Thompson, Tamika Charlton, Takara Charlton, Oneisha Newman,
Donja Duncombe, and Tabitha Duncombe; eight grandsons, Joel
Brown, Stephen and Johnathan Mortimer, Corey and Drexel Charlton,
Oscar Newman Jr., Ezra Duncombe Jr and Prince Duncombe Jr.;
five sisters, Nellie Brooks, Vernita Christie, Princess Culmer, Mertis
Christie, and Rose Christie; one brother, Eldric Miller; five great
grandchildren, D' Angelo,Tahnajh, Tivone, Corzima, Rekia and
T'shae; three daughters-in-laws, Donyala Christie, Sandra Mortimer,
and Darnell Duncombe; three son-in-laws, Reverend Joseph Brown,
Leroy Ferguson and Oscar Newman of Freeport Grand Bahama;
five aunts, Elizabeth Gibson, Gladys McKenzie, Mertis McKenzie,
Elizabeth Bastian, and Millicent Romer; one uncle, Samuel Romer;
nieces, Shemka, Shantina, Lekara,Velma, Vanda, Peggy, Carolyn,
Sabrina, Florence Rolle, Helen Adderley, Lula Campbell, Lillian
Knowles, Edith Turnquest, Karen Ingraham, Antoinette Moutrie,
Norita and Jaime Ingraham of Freeport Grand Bahama, Vernita
Johnson, Sandra Roberts, Sheila Laing, Ellamae Roberts, Tanya
Forbes and Dorenda Pratt; nephews, Pedro Christie, Brent, Perry,
and Sebrin Brooks, Diarra, Troy, and Travis Miller, Alfred Bess,
Samual Sanders, Wilfred, Jack, Alvin, Godfrey Burrows, Kevin,
Kendal, Wellington, and Willis Ingraham, Wayne Forbes and Rodney
Deveaux; six sister-In-laws, Miriam Miller, Shirley and Florence
Ingraham, Lilleth Moore, Becky Deveaux of Freeport Grand Bahama,
Hilda Cooper; one brother-in-law, Randolph Culmer, grand nieces
and nephews, Jerusha, Brianna, Khrizma, Kishel, Kayvon, Destiny,
Ashenii, Ronaldo, Lorell, Keanu, Perez, Justin, Raschard, Betty,
DeMarc, Stefon, Torrianno, Sebrin Jr.; other relatives and friends,
Dr. Rudolph Dorsett, John Williams, Naomi Leubrunson, Susly
Rolle, Albertha Morley, Althea Ingraham, Patsy Smith, the Pratt
family, the Romer family, the Mortimer family, the Hepburn family,
the Ferguson family, Eric Marshall, Velma Porter, Arthur King Jr.,
and the entire Cowpen Road West community.

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

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Eustace Leroy "Mickey, Dr. Black" Roberts, 61

a resident of Rock Crusher Road and formerly of
Gregory Town, Eleuthera, will be held at St.
Gregory's Catholic Church, Gregory Town,
Eleuthera, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Msgr. John Johnson, assisted by Fr. David
Cooper, Msgr. Simeon Roberts, Deacon Raymond
Forbes and other ministers of the gospel. Interment
follows in Gregory Town Public Cemetery.
S- Mickey Roberts is survived by his wife, Beverly
Roberts; daughters, Miranda Smith, Patti Minnis,
Melissa Roberts, and Melbertha Meadows; sons,
Eustace Roberts Jr. and Shannon Don McKenzie;
adopted daughters, Debbie Outten, Natasha
Cartwright, Indera McDonald, Rosie Calixte and
Kaydena Johnson; adopted sons, Antoine Johnson,
Byron McDonald, Patrick Albury, Marco Calixte,
Michael Hall, Samuel Smith Jr., Cecil Johnson Jr., Dave Lightboum, and Jermaine
Kemp; sons-in-law, Thomas Smith, Nacarl Minnis, Darron McDonald, Gerald
Cartwright and Warren Meadows; daughters-in-law,-Shardell McKenzie, Shelia
Calixte and Keyshna Kemp; grandchildren, Terez Ingraham, Emerald and Diamond
Sawyer, Nakyhla Minnis, Keenan and Theis Roberts, Tarae Smith, Warranique,
Thomasina, Miguel, Marvin Jr., Marvette, Warren Jr. Marco Jr., Faye Meadows,
Gernisha, Gerlisa and Gervante Cartwright, Darriel, Darreanne and Darren McDonald
Jr., Shannon Don Jr. & Shanniah Mckenzie & Jasmine Kemp; Sisters: Mara & Marie
Johnson, Henrietta Butler, Christine Rolle, Ethelmae Gibson, Dorothy Johnson,
Roberta Roberts, Ettamar Moss, Vivian Moss & Chythia Darville; brothers, William
& Joseph Roberts Sr. & H.L. Rolle; step-sisters, Vernita Mackey, Sheryl Minnis,
Eulean Johnson, Shirley Walkes, Esther Bain, Miriam Belle, Pasty Charlow Francis,
Monica, Daisy & Betty Thompson & Theola Zarisky; step-brothers, Zaccheus &
James (Duck) Thompson, Betrum & Jeffery Belle, Rudolph Lee & Alvin Cash;
sisters-in-law, Willamae Albury, Violet Roberts, Vernetta Ward, Mary Robison,
Hortence Pinder, Helen Belle, Patricia Thompson, Cametta Lee, Harriet & Sharon
Pinder, Sharon Rolle; brothers-in-law, Cecil Johnson Sr., Percival Johnson, Bostfield
Butler, Freddie & Rodney Pinder, Barry Zarisky & Larry Minnis; greatgrand uncle,
Nicolas Thompson; nephews, Martin, Steven, Bradford & Ashton Albury, Jason
Johnson, Taval Bethel, Mario & Brent Thompson, Reno Taylor, Celio Johnson,
Christoff & Joseph Jr., Anthony Roberts, Paul, Richard & Michael Duncombe, Antone
& Dexter Percentile, Selwyn, Mario & Renaldo, Andre Roberts, Bradley, Kirk &
Kevin Thompson, Arthur, Ricardo, Jones, Mark & James Jr. Thompson, Christian
Rolle, Deon Bethel, Tony & Richard Robison, Clyde, Freddie Jr., Marvin, Ivan, Cecil,
Michael, Kirkland, Rodney Jr., Cotnell, Ricardo, Matthew, Marcus, Denzel & Eugene
Pinder, Norman, Audley, James, Sherman, Jerry & Dudley Ward, Don, Charles &
Nickel Brown, Harry Wright, Gary, Alex & Harl Darville; neices, Gloria & Ellen
Johnson, Denise & Natasha Thompson, Tamara Taylor, Karen & Kaylisa Moss,
Margueritta & Sharvonne Albury, Jennifer Johnson, Tavanna, Nurse Linda McPhee,
Quincy Stubbs, Paula Breenen, Thomasina & Cassandra Roberts, Laurice Russell,
Pamela Robinson, Chynishka, Joeneska & Joveska Roberts, Juneamae Thompson,
Janet Rahming, Laura Mackey, Paulamae & Nancy Johnson, Stacy Lewis, Sharron
& Margaret Duncombe, Nurse Patrice Hall, Takeisha Thompson, Rosemary & Leona
Johnson, Pauline Bethel, Lynn & Maxine Gaitor, Lashadra Cadet, Sherline Pinder,
Pauline Fernander, Rose Dean, Elizabeth Brown, Shirley Deveaux, Sherry Wright,
Vernancha Farringhton, Valarie and Theresa, Olive, Ruth and Jan Brown, Melinda
and Yvonne Butler, Leona Pinder, Lisa Francois, Sophia Pinder, Elizabeth Butler,
Laura Bowleg, Alice, Elizabeth and Alexia Darville; cousins, Grace Thompson,
Naomi Neely, Nurse Gayle Dumcombe, Lila McPhee, Cripprianna Stubbs, Vincent
Higgs, Felicia and Bertha Bethel, Uricka, Oralee Garnet Thompson, Heather Young,
Malvern Davis, Sandy, Joanne and Rodney Cleare, Romeel Percentile, Simeon and
Carl Higgs, Ferris Higgs, Ralph and Susan Sawyer, Bone Fish Joe, Joanne and
Rowena Johnson and family, Daschiel and Harvey Roberts; godchildren, Dexter
Wilson, Bernard Gibson, Maurice Johnson, Clifford Lee, Terecita Isaac, Latore
Mackey, Shonnalee Forbes, Wilfed McQueen and Desmond Johnson, Ivan Petty and
Jarnell McKay; other relatives and friends, Veronica Daniels, Julian McDonald,
Vanessa Pinder, Robert Cooper, Martin Munroe, Adrian Thompson, Michael Moss,
Ann, Robert and Gregory Thompson and family, Antoinette Thompson and family,
Glen (Plummer) Romer, Theresa and Bruno Thompson and family, Bernard Cuttner,
Hasting Rolle and family, Charlie McCullin and family, Anthony and Philip Thompson

and family, Clarence Gibson and family, Aaron and Anton Thompson, Iva Whyte,
Diane Tumquest, Mariann Johnson, James (Buck) Johnson and family, Jenny Sweeting
and family, George Petty, Elsie White and family, Henry and Mahilda McCartney
and family, Janet Harvey, Sue Decosta, Austin and Rosemary Hepburn and family,
Judy Minnis and family, Arlington Nairn, Paul Thompson and family, Bruce Thompson
and family, Sydney Sawyer, James Kemp, David, Ernie and James Scavella and
family, Zenas and Wilfed Mackey and family, Douglas Turnquest, Teddy Johnson
and family, Jolton Johnson and family, Henry Johnson and family, Daniel Roberts
and family, Perry and Junior Roberts and family, Herbert Lightborne and family
Elaine Stubbs, Don Wood, Ethel Wood, Gloria Major and family, Rowena Sands,
Steve Stubbs and family, Beryl and Loran Bastian and family, Noel and Michael
Darville, Leonard, Basil and Jerome Johnson and family, Ruth Morgan and family,
Prince Petty and family, Andre and Kevin Cambridge, Dr. Robin Roberts, Alfred
Culmer and family, Orian Cash, Claudias Bethel, Luther Kemp and family, Raymond
Colebrooke and family, Shelia Francis and family, Theresa Strachan and family,
Nurse Priscilla Scavella and family, Herbert Oembler and family, Msgr. John Johnson,
Fr. David Cooper, Deacon Raymond Forbes, Deacon Peter Rahming, Fr. Fanning,
Bro. Michael Johnson and Rev. Godfrey Bethel, St. Gregory's Church family, St
Thomas Moore family, Gregory Town Brass Band, Epiphany family, Surgical Team
PMH, Lowe's and Tiny Shop Staff, the communities of Gregory Town, Harbour
Island, James Cistern, Hachet Bay, Governor's Harbour and Lower Bogue, Eleuthera,
Staff of Fleming Street and the Rock Crusher community.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, from 12:00 noon-
6:00 p.m. on Thursday and on Friday at the church in Eleuthera from 5 p.m. until
service time.

Charles McDonald Moss Sr 63

a resident of Palmetto Ave. East, will be held at
Church of Jesus Christ, Pinewood Gardens, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Bishop
Charles Rolle, assisted by Elder David Braynen Jr.
Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier

Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife,
"V~ .- Emma Moss; 1 son, Charles Moss Jr.; 3 stepsons,
t Jermaine Carey, Christopher John & Dario Carey;
4 daughters, Vannessa Stubbs, Diana Moss, Alice
Moss-Smith & Janet Munroe; 2 step daughters,
Lisa Dorsette & Latoya Carey; 2 brothers, Michael
& Sidney Sr. Moss; 2 sisters, Mildred Humes &
Sheila Haygood; 10 grandsons, Kerry, Shayne,
Kenny, Mario, Charles, Chad, Kareem, Julian,
Johnathan, Christopher & Dario; 7 granddaughters: Shakila, Crystal, Alisha, Kiesha,
Aliah, Jewel & Carrington; 2 great grandchildren: Skakan & Saree; mother-in-
law, Gloria Dorsette; father-in-law, Allen Dorsette Sr.; 3 sons-in-law, Mario Stubbs,
Julian Munroe & Evroy Desouza; 2 daughters-in-law, Shenique Moss & Tina Carey;
8 brothers-in-law, Alonzo Humes,Harry Haygood, Leroy Carey, Allen Gerald, Mario
& Ricardo Dorsette; 6 sisters-in-law, Donnette Moss, Patsy Moss,Loretta Smith,
Cyntiest Henriques, Charmaine Sturrup & June Sweeting; 23 nieces, 27 nephews,
15 grand nephews, 10 grand nieces, 4 great grand nieces & nephews & a host
of other relatives & friends including, Lady Darling Steel & family, Steel City
family, Southern Steel family, the Hamilton family, the Saunders family, the Gardiner
family, C.T.X. family, PMH family, the Tiny Tot family, the Ministry of Education
Security family, Airport Authority family, Thelma Braynen & family, Paulette Newton
& family, Patsy Ring & family, the Atlantis family, Hon. Cynthia "Mother" Pratt &
the St. Cecelia family, Quincey Richardson & family, Renee Turnquest & family,
Sylvania Poitier & family, Daxon Auto family, Jones family, Ferguson family, Nicole
Darling, Louise Braynen, David Braynen, Barren, Virginia Hamilton, Shirley Smith,
Pat Strachan, Archie Strachan, Shayne Roker, Mrs. Wallace, Rolland & Laura Lowe,
Joe Moss, Vincent, Richard & Raquel Haygood, Jermaine Bostwick, Cleomie
Saunders, Joy Moss, Anita Rolle & family, Edith Darville & family, the Carey family
& Michael Hunt.

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

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Jervis Livingstone Smith, 67

a resident of Roland Ave. Boyd Road &
formerly of Doctors Creek, Long Island,
will be held at Salem Baptist Church,
Taylor Street, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. C.W. Saunders,
assisted by other ministers. Interment
follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier

,daughters, Mernafae Smith, Brigette,
Edwenna Clarke, Marcella Smith Sands
and Madrona Smith; sons, Perry Mario,
Craig, Sterlin and Perry Smith; sons-in-
law, Ian Clarke and Rev. K Bfian Sands, Renald Saunders; daughters-
in-law, Carla Smith and Gemaine Pierre; grandchildren, Rochelle
Rolle, Daphne and Shakera McKenzie, Antonio, Dennis, Craig Jr.,
Ramad and Chad Smith, Amber and Alonzo Smith, Aliyah and Ashley
Clarke, Mia Williams, Bianca, Jasmine and Kirkland Brrian Sands
Jr.; great grand children, Tachelle and Tavaryn Rolle Jr., Bronson
Taylor Jr.; brothers, Bertram Smith Jr., and Alphonso Smith; sisters,
Virgina Fox, Elva Turner and Beulah Smith, aunts, Cloe Miller and
Nora Gibson; mother-in-law, Hilda Taylor; brothers-in-law, John
Fox, Charles Turner, Kermit, Mario, Ricardo and Andrea Lightbourne,
Newman Munroe and Howard Bethel; sisters-in-law, Mariam and
Willamae Smith, Barbara Bethel and Emmeritta Munroe; niece,
Shuree Munnings; nephew, Mark and Mario Smith, Dr. Conville
Brown, Howard Jr., Akeino and Newman Jr.; godchild, Cindy Charlton;
cousins, Carlene Humes and Betty Campbell,.Kirkwood Horton,
Maria, Anton and Keno, Naomi, Eleanor, Marley and Adrian, Kent,
Patricia, Phil, Dave, Jeremy, Erin, Jennifer Johnson and Donna and
a host of other relatives and friend including, Rev. Stanley Ferguson,
and The New Free Community Holiness Baptist Church, Bishop
Gloria Redel and the Revival Team, Evangelist Sandra Newton and
family, Roscoe Knowles, George Washington Lafleur and family,
James Dames and family, Mrs. Ludella Sands, Mrs. Corrine Bartlette,
Tavaryn Rolle and Bronson Taylor, Janet Butler,, the Cable Beach
Hair Braiders, Edna, Queenie and Eddie Miller, Grace Deal, Yvonne
Miller Jones of Houston, Texas.

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

Franklyn Harold Monroe, 50

a resident of Rocky Pine Road, will be held at Southland Church of
God, Soldier Road, on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor
Stanley Ferguson, assisted by Rev. Dr. Gloria D. Ferguson and other
ministers. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

He is survived by his Loving and devoted wife, Debbie Munroe; 1
son, Anwar Munroe; 2 daughters, Eleaness & Shametra Monroe; 1
adopted son, Perry Johnsoi; 1 adopted daughter, Melony Tucker;

mother, Eleanor Monroe; brothers,
Craven, Sr. and Marco Longsworth,
Franklyn, Holland. Jr., Eugene, Terry and
Richard Monroe; 1 adopted brother,
Jermaine "Choo-Choo" Mackey; sisters,
Ingrid Hanna, Dovis Bain, Sharlee
Longsworth, Marilyn Adderley, Anita
Cullie and Theresa Monroe; uncles, Philip
and Lloyd Stubbs, Sr., Vincent Roberts,
Sidney McKenzie, Ernest, James and
Arlington Monroe; aunts, Elder Jennise
McKenzie, Maxine and Victoria Stubbs,
Maria Roberts, Theresa Roker,
Gwendolyn Hunt, Eureada Poitier, Myrtis Deveaux, Nathalie Evans
and Curling Major; brothers-in-law, Henry Bain, Garnett Bastian,
Insp. John Curtis, Nathan Gibson, Vivian Christie, Rev. Reuben
Duncombe, Hansel Adderley Sr. and Jasmaine Collie; sisters-in-law,
Rev. Dr. Gloria Ferguson, Maria Gibson, Sonia Christie, Beverley,
Emily, Florie and Marie Curtis and Sherease and Eunice McKenzie;
nieces and nephews, Erica Brown, Reberto Monroe, Glendera, Indera
and Renaldo Hanna, Gary, Jr. and Garron Smith, Henricka and Dovette
Bain, Katavia Balfour, Ashara, Craven, Jr. and Davanti Longsworth,
Marquaro and 'Asia Rolle, Tiska, Tamika, Jamie, Maitland and Honsel
Adderley, Jr., Jasmaine, Jeanne and Jade Collie, Brent, Lynn &
Dwayne Ferguson, Antha, Tanya, Travis, Edward, Elvira and Donna
Gibson, Lavetia Forbes, Vaughn Ferguson, Shannon, Sanjay and
Shawn Christie, Latoya Bastian, Deangelo, Teco and Patava Curtis;
grand-niece, Kevea; grand-uncles, Osneb McDonald and Clifford
Stubbs; grand-aunts, Verdell Munnings, Ethreal Stubbs and Merlise
Miller; cousins, Marlene Wilson, Phillippa, Bridgette and Dr. Lloyd
Stubbs, Jr., Fredericka and Tristan, Makera, Marvin and Mariama
and Kendra Roberts and Sid McKenzie; god children, Sabrina Jacques,
Brandon Jones, Reit Burrows and Brown; other relatives and friends
including, Verdell Pinder, Leola Johnson, Bishop Tueton, Christopher
Wentworth, Thelma and Sharon Stubbs, Coralee Turner, Rosanna
Fox, Christine Sargent, Marilyn Yee, William Munnings, William,
Joseph, Florence, Reuben and Dudley McDonald, Cecil Newbold,
Ceasarina Culmer, Pastor Madlyn Campbell, Rhoda Munnings, Lionel
Bethel, Eluise Moncur, Trina March, Irene Ramsey, Nellie McDonald
Levonne Moxey, Stacey Rolle, Gary Smith, Sr., Walter Wilson, Jacque
Jeffreys, Brenda Darville, Neville Cunningham, Hubert "Huey" and
Anthony Johson, Sidney Williams, Steve Glinton, Kent Mortimer,
Genn, Frederick and Barbara Russell, Michelle Arnett, Teddy and
Rose Simmons, Mortimer and Morrison families, Malcolm Road and
Rocky Pine families, Jordon Prince Williams School, Cecil Sands,
John Mosko and Mosko Construction Co., Pastor Rudolph Balfour
and New Wine Kingdom Ministries, Pastor Kirk Farrington and
Philadelphia Full Gospel Baptist Church, Rev. Jacob Moss and Divine
Deliverance Baptist Church, Pastor Lorene Russell, St. Stephen's Full
Gospel Baptist Church, Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Pastor Stanley
Ferguson and the Free Community Holiness Baptist Church.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday
from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until
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Benjamin Collin "Ben" Davis,
affectionately known as "Bags", 35

\ a resident of Murphy Town, Abaco will
be held on Saturday April 19th, 2008 11
a.m. at Zion Baptist Cathedral Murphy
Town. Officiating will be Rev.
Christopher Dean assisted by other
ministers of the gospel. Interment will
follow in the Murphy Town Public
Cemetery. Services have been entrusted
to Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel,
Mount Royal Ave. and Kenwood street.

Left to cherish his memory are his father,
Benjamin B. Davis; four sisters, Sandra
Mckenzie, Helen Forbes, Joy and Cecile
/ Davis; three brothers, Joseph, Hilton and
Sylvan Davis; seven aunts, Verleta Davis,
Willimae Dawkins, Lorraine Farrington, Arementa Mckenzie, Beverly
Davis, Elsie and Inez Knowles; four uhcles, Herschel Davis, George
Mckenzie, Leonard Knowles and Benjamin Dawkins; twelve nieces and
eight nephews including, Sable, Natasha, Grethel, Lasasha, Schumir,
Franchesca, Tiffany, Brittany, Christina, Kim, Misty, Keisha, Richard
Jr., Tyrine, Tyler, Denard, Tepedo,.Sylvan Jr., Rudy and Dennis; brothers-
in-law, Sterlin Mckenzie and Sherman Forbes; sister-in-law, Addie Davis;
a host of other relatives and friends including, Fritz Bootle and family,
Rev. Stephen Knowles and family, Patrice Johnson and family, Rev.
Kenneth Knowles and family, Eleanor and Bradley Stuart, Lenny Dawkins
and family, godmother Eulamae Gomez, Rex Davis and family, John
Pintard and family, Tishura Mills, Julia Hendfield, Shantique Wright,
Jewel Davis, the staff of Marsh Harbour Government Clinic, Pastor A.B.
Lewis, the staff of the Abaco Club Winding Bay-Ritz Carlton, Bahamas
Hot Mix and staff, Zion Baptist Cathedral family, Bethany Gospel Chapel
family, Victory Tabernacle family, and the entire community of Murphy
and Dundas Town.

Friends may pay their last respects at the church in Murphy Town on
Friday, from 4 p.m. to service time on Saturday.

Bradley Steven Moss age 37

a resident of Flax Terrace, off Malcolm Road will be held on Saturday
April 19th, 2008 10 a.m. at The Church of God of Prophecy East Street.
Officiating will be Bishop Franklyn M. Ferguson assisted by Pastor

Dean Wells Jr. and other ministers of the
gospel. Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens. Services have been
entrusted to Gateway Memorial Funeral
Chapel, Mount Royal Ave. and Kenwood

ft iHis memory will forever linger in tbe
: hearts of bis wife, Vivette Moss; sons,
Byron, Braxton, Bradley Jr. and stepson
Burton Dean; parents, Daniel and Blossie
Moss; brothers, Daniel Jr., Wesley, Tyrone
and Percy Moss and Wellington Mackey;
sisters, Lucy Cunningham, Patrice
Rahming and Perline Hanna;
grandmother, Olive G. Moss; mother-in-law, Francina Bowles; aunts,
Ludell Pratt, Theresa Taylor and Clodella Arnett; uncles, Randolph Taylor
and Kenneth Dames; brothers-in-law, Ron Cunningham, Lynden Rahming
Sr., Brenwill Hanna Jr., Andrew Thurston and Elroy Saunders; sisters-
in-law, Monique Moss and Nadine Moss; nephews, Ron, Rashad, Rashaun,
Lynden Jr., Lyndero, Jeremiah, Tyrone Jr., Lorenzo, De' Angelo, Leslie,
Wellington Jr. and Antoine; nieces, Daniesha, Danielle, Tyrell, Tyleice,
Tyronae, Shad'e, Weshante, Yulanda, Sherryanne and Shavonne; cousins,
Livingston, Brenmin, Minister Gershim Pratt, Dennis, Kenneth Jr., Lewis
Jr., Gordon, Andy, Leroy, Nancy, Sharon, Olive, Judy, Linda, Christine,
Loreene, Desiree, Femel, Esther, Hailey, Keva and Edgarory Mackey
and family; close friends, Darren Sweeting, Leroy Sturrup, Jason Knowles,
Alvin Duncanson, Arlington Lewis, Theresa Bonaby, Brian and Maureen
Cartwright, Sebastian Knowles, Ruben Rahming, Marilyn Moultrie,
Newton Bowe and Carvado Bowe; numerous relatives and friends
including, Florence Mackey, Shereta Knowles, Olivia Robinson, Zach,
Pastor Dean Wells and family, Mother Wells and family, Pentecostal
Church of Faith in God family, The Church of God of Prophecy Minnie
St., Philip Fisher, Philip and Shavonne Ferguson, Steven Thompson, the
staff of Bahamas Experience, Richard Moss Tours, the staff of Stuarts
Cove, Terez Wray, Carlos Morley, Devon Sands, Lamont Seymour,
Shavon Clark, Luther Saunders and family, William Copper, Debra
Strachan and the Public Transit Association family, Carmen Bostwick
and family, the staff of the Registrar General Office, Rhoda's Place,
Funshine Academy, See Saw Christian Academy, Mt. Carmel, the
Sweeting family, the Sturrup family, Wayne Saunders, Corporal Spence
and Philip (Skeebo).

Friends may pay their last respects at the funeral home on Friday from
10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until service



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Larry Joseph Xnowles, 32

Sonia Ford, 26

- a resident of Fox Dale Subdivision and
formerly of Mangrove Cay, Andros
will be held on Saturday April 19th,
2008 10 a.m. at Pentecostal Temple
Church of God in Christ, Pinedale.
Officiating will be Rev. Ishmael Grant
assisted by other ministers of the gospel.
Interment will follow in Fox Hill Public
Cemetery. Services have been entrusted
to Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel,
Mount Royal Ave. and Kenwood street.

-. -~ His memory will forever linger in the
: hearts of his father, Joseph Knowles;
mother, Ruthmae Brown Sylvestrie of
Florida; grandmother, Francis Brown Knowles; grandfather, Fred
Cooper; sisters, Christian Sylvestrie and Alicia Francis; brothers,
Dwight, Jermaine and Llewellyn Brown, Yale and Kaylym Sylvestrie;
aunts, Helen Knowles, Harriet and Norine Francis of Bimini, Pauline
Langley, Beatrice Stubbs, Loyella, Roslyn, Mabel and Cynthia Brown,
Mabel Bain, Carmen Thompson and Lilly Simms; uncles, Sam, Bruce
and Freddie Brown, Thomas Knowles, Benjamin Francis and Rev.
Wilfred Stubbs; a host of other relatives and friends including, Lavern
McPhee, Yvette and Garland Cooper, Nadine and Shurmako Burrows,
Gregory Knowles, Gia, Fabian, Vandra, Dena, Dreco, L.J., Jasmine,
Jarvis, Jaden, Jakail, Anthony, Princess, Charmine, Jeffery, Charles,
Fantasia, Javoncia, Rochel, Pamela, Phillipa, Phillip, Nash, Karen,
Kayla, Latoya, Melanie, Riah, Barry, Kendall, Kayrell, Tammy, Mecko,
Marvin, Terrell, Vanria and Phillipa Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson,
Archie and Jamaal Fowler, the Roach family, Joan McKenzie and
family, Mrs. Major and family, Beryln, Velma Michelle, Kryn, mama
Smith and family, Pastor Rolle and family, Lulamae Greaves and
family, Lavern Wallace, Tamekel Roberts, Deborah Clarke, Tillie,
Jennie Ferguson, Julianne Black and the Stubbs family, Damian Bowe,
David Smith, Preston Albury, P.J., A.J., Trevor Pratt and family, Isaiah
Green, M.P. Fred Mitchell, Mr. Mingo and family, the staff of Island
Industries, "Slugo" Rahming and family, the entire community of
Mangrove Cay Andros, Union Village community and the entire Fox
Dale community.

Friends may pay their last respects at the funeral home on Friday
from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. arid on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until
service time.

a resident of Lincoln Boulevard, and
formerly of Latorture, Haiti will be
held on Saturday April 19th, 2008
at 2 p.m. at The Victory Chapel
Church of thfe Nazarene Minnie
Street. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Antoine St. Louis assisted by Rev.
Dieunous Senatus and other ministers
of the gospel. Interment will follow
in Woodlawn Gardens. Services have
been entrusted to Gateway Memorial
Funeral Chapel, Mount Royal Ave.
and Kenwood Street.

Her memory will forever linger in the-hearts of her three children,
Wilson and Wilna Ford and Wilmese Alain; sisters, Ti Ta Ta,
Guerlande, Siliane, Merrie aud Amose Ford, Elusiane Bellot,
Dieula and Velanie Loruston, Melanie and Meritane Darvilma;
brothers, Obieuque, Nelson, Johnson and Jonny Ford, Achelo,
Medilien, Chilet and Yvenert Loruston; adopted mother, Bernell
Miller; aunts, Olgune and Olive Ford, Emanie and Vliane Charles;
uncles, Mickinie and Luconkert Ford and Dieufrant Charles; twenty
three nieces including, Kaiti and Angeline Alceus, Carol Benet,
Aselia Darvilma and Kaitia Ford; eighteen nephews including,
Marvin Alceus, Roger Bellot, Robinson, Watson and Kevin Ford;
brothers-in-law, Merilet Bellot, Tison, Saintverdieu and Asedile
Darvilma; cousins, Sylvia, Jean Marie and Wesky Saintil, Selemont
Sideau, Sudeau Eludieu, Nesly George, Geno, Barry, Amory, Vilia,
Nicole and Rose Ford, Merilien and Silvanie Darvilma, Rodney
and Ary Joseph, Jack Alseon, Yvonne and Willie Sido, Altery,
Mackson, Danilo, Grepechine, Parpoute, and Leona Dormeus,
Vony Flairicien, Maristelia Mere, Velna Telus and Yana Pierre;
extended relatives include, Lucy Sands and Geneva Pinder; close
friends: Roslyn Gibson, Alcetha Knowles, Desnye Smith, Stella
Farrington, Robert (friendly Bob) Pinder, Euridyce Dean, Arlene
Brown, Turan and Shawn Miller and a host of friends from Rosetta
Street, Palm Dale.

Friends may pay their last respects at the funeral home on Friday
from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and
at the church from 12:30 p.m. until service time.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008 PG 19

Taking the mesa e of


Are the old time street meetings

still a valid form of evangelism?

W while many churches are
fervent in establishing aux-
iliaries that cater to the
need of their members, and those
persons who come into the four walls
of the church, many assemblies are
lukewarm in developing programmes
that target the un-churched. And
while in this information age, the
Internet, radio and cable television
present a fantastic avenue for evan-
gelism, most people agree that these
channels are no substitute for the
church's physical presence jn the
Back in the day, no one missed the
church. The popular street meeting,
though primitive as it may seem, was
an excellent avenue for the church to
come out of the four walls and into the
community. However, this and other
evangelism efforts are not all too pop-
ular today.
For the past ten years, International
Deliverance Praying Ministry on 2nd
Street, off Coconut Grove Avenue,
has held daily prayer meetings in the
church's yard. Lately though, those
prayer meetings have been moved
into the sanctuary. Bishop Lawrence
Rolle, the Singing Prophet, and pastor
of the church, also used to go back to

Acklins Street where the church ini-
tially began its outreach efforts.
Bishop Rolle believes that the
Christian church has digressed from
outdoor evangelism since prosperity
became the focus.
"There has been a change. I firmly
believe that since God started blessing
the church, they've taken a turn. After
they started driving the Mercedes-
Benz and living in the best houses,
they don't go into the streets like they
used to in the past," Bishop Rolle told
Tribune Religion.
Bishop Rolle believes that the
Bahamas needs more missionaries
who are called .by God to ministry, and
who are willing to go back to the
streets in order to compel the people
to come.
"The people aren't coming to
church. The ones doing the crime are
standing off from the church. But if
the people go back to the streets,
being led by the Holy Spirit and go on
the highways and byways like Jesus
himself went out in the villages in the
poor areas, a lot can happen," Bishop
Rolle said.
Using the encounter that Jesus had
with the Samaritan woman as an
example, Bishop Rolle said that
SEE page 21

Evangelising the world

- one person at a time

Tribune Features Writer

As our communw stersruggle with
rising crime rates, broken homes,
abuse, joblessness and economic
woes, the response of the Church,
as it looks to take the message of
Jesus Christ and his love beyond
dte four walls, has become even
more critical.
Al United Faith Ministries

International in the Summerwinds
Plaza, Tonique Williams-Darling
Highway, a one-on-one evangelistic
approach is put into practice.
Staying true to ts motto; "Reaching
People Changing Lives", the
church has developed strategic pro-
grammes that cater to the general
Last year, the church began an
initiate; where they visit various
parks throughout the island on the
fifth Sunday of the month. The
SEE page 21

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Courtesy of Carvel Francis

Power of worship
EXECUTIVES of the Bahamas.Electrical Workers Union worshiped at St Matthew's
Parish on Sunday past. Pictured front row from left are: Mr Dennis Williams, president;
Father James Moultrie, rector; Bishop Gilbert Thompson; Fr Don Haynes, assistant
priest; Mr Robert Smith, executive board member. Middle Row from left are: Mr Samuel
Glover, vice president; Mr Stephano Greene, secretary general; Ms Gina Saunders,
assistant secretary general; Mr Urban Smith, area vice president, Exuma & the Southern
Bahamas; Mr Melpert Dean, trustee. At back is treasurer, Mr Mario Bastian.


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PG 20 Thursday, April 17, 2008 RFI I(rION

' !L IA ; L i K, 11 lt ijlri 1, 11

Sis. Jacqueline Smith, Pastor Kendal & Mrs. Carolyn Stubbs,
Bro. & Sis. Henry Storr & Rev. Elva Russell

Working with

hands & hearts

Sunday May 11 2008
At The Church Of God Auditorlum
Joe Farrington Rd @ 7:30p.m. (



& Sister

Zion and Remnant Tabernade's Combined Choir
Soutbside Christian Ministries Praise Team

The Rahninng Brothers* The Region Bells The Smiths' Brothers
The Messengers Mrs. Tamika Smith Taylor
Mr. Makarios Smith Mrs. Karrolahn Jervis


I am the Good Shepherd.
down His life for the sheep
THE fourth Sunday of Easter is
referred to as Good Shepherd Sund
ay, when we hear again the para-
ble of the Good Shepherd and one
of Jesus' "I am" sayings, demon-
strating His relationship with the Fa
their. In the parable, Jests compares
the work of the Good Shepherd to
that of a hired hand (the hireling).
The hireling works with the hands o
nly; Jesus serves with heart and han
ds. What a contrast!
For the hireling, minding the shee
p is just a job: He is only doing it fo
r the money. He does not know the
sheep nor cares about them. And th
e sheep might suffer as a result. Jes
us works with a heart full of divine 1
But for the Good Shepherd, mind
ing the sheep is not just a job. It is a
vocation, a way of life. It is loving s
service to the ultimate. The Good Sh
epherd knows the sheep and cares s
o deeply about them that he is will-
ing to give his life to save them.
What makes the Good Shepherd
so different from the hireling is the
fact that He loves the sheep and He
loves His work. He is not just inter
ested in them, but also is con-
sumed by His work. He is dedicated
to it and that does not make it any
easier for him. In fact, it makes it h
arder because He does it so thor-
oughly and completely to the point
of his personal sacrifice.
The hireling works under the sev
rest handicaps: his heart is not in h
is work. There are people like that t
oday, some of them calling them-
selves Christians. It is possible to go
through one's entire life with the m
mentality of a hireling. Some people c
an go through life not caring about
their neighbours. And the ques-
tion posed in the story of the Good
Samaritan bears repeating here: wh
o is my neighbour? That parable est
ablished long ago that everyone in
need is a neighbour. Yet there are
many who care not about the wel-
fare of those around them, on the j
ob or in the community, or even in t
he church! They are not'much more
than hirelings.

The Good Shepherd lays
(John 10:11).



Something corrosive happens to t
he soul of those who stop caring ab
out the quality of their work and se
rvice to others, and who are just goi
ng through the motions. And church
h people are not exempted. Some p
people are not motivated by love. Ye
t love is the cornerstone of service i
n the tradition of the Good Shepher
d. :
The Good Shepherd was pre-
pared to love to the limit and ended
up on a cross. That is the meas-
ure of love and the call to Christian
s to love one another, and is the dis-
tinctive difference between a Christ
ian and a hireling. The leadership o
f our churches must always be care-
ful not to fall into the category of hi
relings. Some have already been acc
used of that designation. Pray for th
Tolostoy wrote long ago: "If you f
eel no love, leave people alone. Occ
upy yourself instead with things". B
ut if you do feel love, then serve ot
hers. We who are called to work for
Christ must do so with hands and h
hearts, and if we do not serve with h
hearts of love the work of our hands
will ring hollow. God wants us to ha
ve hearts of love in the model of Jes
us who gave His life for us. Let it n
ot be said of us as Jesursaid of those
e of old, "This people worship me
with their lips, but their hearts are f
ar from me".
Are you serving others at the req
uest of the master? How are you try
ing to be like Jesus, the Good Shep
herd? Are you willing to go where 1
ove takes you? Love took Jesus to t
he cross at Calvary. How far are yo
u prepared to go for Him and for H
is sheep? Jesus said to Peter, "If yo
u love me, feed my sheep". That is
our call too, so live it!

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Thursday, April 17, 2008 PG 21

MORAL education is a
life-long learning process to
discover the precarious bal-
ance between being oneself
and pleasing oneself on the
one hand, and being a part
of a society which imposes
certain necessary restric-
tions on personal freedom
on the other.

How does one find indi-
vidual happiness while con-
forming to general rules
intended to benefit every-
When is it right to look
after one's own interests
and when is one to put the
interests of another first?

As adults, it is our
responsibility to help chil-
dren to differentiate
between selfishness and self
preservation. If friends want
to party the night before an
important exam, the consci-
entious student needs to
know how to refuse the
group's pressure in order to
prepare properly for the
test that they all have to
take. Refusal to allow a
friend to copy answers dur-
ing this exam even if the
friend will be furious is
another situation requiring
moral judgment between
loyalty and honesty.
The title of Robert Hall's
book Moral Education for
Teachers: Insights and
Practical Strategies for
Helping Adolescents to
become more Caring,
Thoughtful and Responsible
Persons, is a clear indication
of his proposed goals of
moral education. We must
each consider our own
examples of integrity, matu-
rity and strength of charac-
ter in the grand plan of
The classic definitions of
the stages of moral develop-
ment used in the book refer
to varied approaches to
moral decision-making that
are not necessarily age-
Young children may : ..
respond primarilyto:



rewards and punishments as
they learn how to become
obedient. Satisfying person-
al needs versus the needs of
others is evident in occa-
sions of extreme selfishness
and refusal to share which
may be followed by an act
of great kindness and gen-
Earning approval may be
a lifelong quest, while a
strong sense of law and
order, justice and fair-play
informs the legalistic
approach to any dilemma.
Critical thinking about indi-
vidual rights and conformity
to social norms is another
way to display moral rea-
soning on issues such as
freedom of speech, right to
vote, equality, and mercy.
When we come to
Christian education, we find
ourselves following a leader,
Jesus Christ, who taught
and exemplified the highest
level of ethical reasoning in
terms of forgiveness, self-
sacrifice, compassion, sound
judgment and universal
principles of love and peace
(among others). When we
dedicate ourselves to God,
we are adopted into a fami-
ly of persons who are
expected to operate on a
higher plane. Our unwilling-
ness to do so or inability to
rise to the occasion exposes
the Church to severe criti-
cism, and serves to compro-
mise the truth of the gospel.
'Actions speak louder
than words', 'Honesty is the
best policy', 'Do unto oth-
ers as you would have them
do unto you' are well-
known maxims by which to
live. Nevertheless, 'Love
God', and 'Love your
neighbour as yourself'
remain the greatest corn-..
rnarrdments, foi ,'lfm nd


Jesus Ct

FROM page 19

because of Jesus' 'evangelism',
the woman went back into her
community and testified to her
friends, family and neighbours
about Him.
In the same way, if there are
missionaries sharing the good
news in the community, even if
only one person is reached,
the trickle effect could be
monumental. "You have to
get to the root. Most of these


one person

FROM page 19

church building is closed down
and the entire congregation
meets under a tent on the park.
After the service, a hot meal is
served to whoever comes, and
groceries bags are handed out.
In addition, the church's
clothes closet' is brought to the
park for persons in the commu-
"We're not talking about sec-
ond hand clothes here. These
are brand-new clothes with the
tags still on them. We don't have
any rules on who gets the
clothes, we just encourage peo-
ple to only take what they
need," said Sophia Ferguson,
wife of the pastor, Phalmon
While the response to the
park services has been tremen-
dous, there is still a lot of tweak-
ing to do. Mrs Ferguson noted
that a meeting in the Lincoln
Boulevard area revealed the
need for a Creole translator. At
that meeting, many Haitians
turned out, but she did not
know if they were able to
understand all that was being
Mrs Ferguson said that she
does not understand why more
churches are not keen on evan-
gelism, especially when the
believer is commanded to do so.
"A lot of people say that it's
old fashioned when you have
people on the side of the road
doing street meetings...but the
Bible tells us to go into all the
world, preach the gospel and
compel them to come. Some
people may never get up and
come jito the four walls, but we
must be like Jesus who walked
ifromp.lace to place. And as He
went, people were healed and

the message of

irist to the streets

corners have a leader, and
every house has a leader. The
people can relate to each
You can't get to everyone
because you can't get into
some of these areas, but if you
can get say, one rasta saved,
then he will tell the rest,"
Bishop Rolle noted.
While many persons may
argue that this can be
achieved through television
and radio ministries, Bishop

; the world -

at a time

delivered," said Mrs Ferguson.
Even if people do not come
to the meeting, it is still impor-
tant for the church to go out as
commanded. On one occasion,
while holding three nights of
revival on the Tom 'the Bird'
Grant Park (next to AF
Adderley), Mrs Ferguson noted
that people in the surrounding
homes, and the basketball and
tennis players on the park, were
able to hear them.

Among the evangelism
efforts at Faith Temple
Ministries International, Prince
Charles Drive, monthly and
sometimes bi-monthly inner-
city street meetings are a prior-
ity. However, the church takes a
different approach.
"The street meeting is still
effective, but there needs to be
modification from the church.
It is not about going into the
area and preaching down to the
people. The old style of street
service had it's merit, but the
fire and brimstone type gospel
is not going to work today. The
young people have a different
concept, and so we had to mod-
ify [our meetings]," said Bishop
Philemon Wilson, pastor of the
Rather than going into a
community and holding a serv-
ice as strangers, Faith Temple
now seeks to create a friend-
ship with the community before
any service is ever held. The
team starts weeks in advance as
they canvas the area, talking
casually with the people, visit-
ing homes, and getting to know
who they are.
"We become a friend of the
area, so that when you go back
into the cofimunity we- are not
strangers. If you don't create a

Rolle, who also has a radio
programme, said that many of
the people who need to be
reached with the message of
Christ are not exposed to
Internet technology and they
will not tune into a religious
radio programme.
"...Everybody doesn't listen .
to these programmes, so we
need outreach ministries
where you have to go on the
streets and handle people on a
one-to-one basis," he said.

relationship first and then you
come to have a street meeting,
people are looking at you like
'who are these people?' So they
shut their doors. But if they saw
your face around beforehand,
they would be more open,"
Bishop Wilson noted.
Using the evangelistic work
of the Jehovah's Witness as an
example, Bishop Wilson noted
that they establish familiarity
with the people first.
"The Jehovah's Witnesses
don't just bombard an area.
They may not even go to the
house the first time; they just
shake hands and befriend peo-
ple. Their main goal though is
to get in your house and have a
Bible teaching with you.
"I believe that we can adopt
this same approach. Go into the
area and do a canvas so that
when we go back to share the
gospel on a broader spectrum,
it will be easier for us," Bishop
Wilson said.
Not only will this be easier
for the church, but it will also
ensure that the type of evangel-
ism offered is effective.
Rochelle Deleveaux, director
of evangelism at the Church of
God of Prophecy on East
Street, believes that each
church has a duty to first assess
the needs of the community.
"Different needs call for a
different approach. The
approach you take with a
teenager may not be the best
approach for a person in their
60s. So look at who you are try-
ing to reach...For example, you
may find out that the students
need help with homework care,
and you can look at offering
after-school programmes," she
At her church, several evan-
gelistic programmes are at
work, including weekly house-
to-house visitations in the com-
munity, services in the park and
in the church's parking lot.

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As crazy as this may sound, the facts speaks
for themselves. There was a time in this
country when the criminal mind-set feared
the laws of the land, unlike today when it appears as
if the law makers are afraid of the criminal mind-set
and the laws are working in their favour.

The only thing worse than
these criminal elements
bringing the Bahamas down
to its knees is a confused,
weak leadership (political,
civic and religious) that's
filled with talk, but lacks the
ability to act.
At some point in this edu-
cated Bahamas one of our
law makers must find the
courage to stand up and chal-
lenge the slack judicial system
which allows a person that's
charged with being in posses-
sion of a fire arm, and also a
murder accused, to be grant-
ed bail.
It's a national disgrace to
have an accused person who
is remanded in custody to be
granted bail. As you read this
article today, there are per-
sons walking our streets that
are out on bail for murder
and other serious crimes for
more than two years now.
The families of these mur-
der victims are still crying out
for justice and don't care

which government, PLP or
FNM, sees to it that justice is
Unfortunately, most of
these families and victims are
not prominent figures in our
society; they're only grass-
roots from over the hill. To
see justice expedited, the vic-
tim or family has to be living
in areas like Lyford Cay, be a
visitor to Atlantis or have a
name like a Anna Nicole -
then and only then will the
powers that be command the
judicial system to bow at their
As long as the criminal
activity remains in the grass-
roots areas our leaders will
continue to serenade the
nation with powerless
The criminal element is
about to disrupt the already
troubled education system
and to confirm the powerless-
ness and ignorance of our
leadership. The government
has made this explicitly clear

S \i IEL\\

as the Minister of Education
has stated that his govern-
ment is not putting police
officers back into the schools.
I do understand why this
government could take such a
position on police in the
schools, and there are two
simple reasons.-

1. The personal family feud
between these twin brothers -
PLP and FNM has gotten to
the point that whatever it
takes to discredit one anoth-
er, both are prepared to do.
Even at the expense of sacri-
ficing the safety and well-
being of the grassroots chil-
2. It's not the politi-
cians' children that are in our
troubled schools, so they can
-afford to waste time toying
around with the idea of hav-
ing police in the school. But
what these politicians/good
talkers do have in their
favour is that the ignorant
grassroots have put politics

before the safety and future
of their generations.

As it relates to schools, vio-
lence and conflict resolution,
the educated professionals
are out of touch with the real-
ity that a person who lives in a
home of chaos or in a hostile
environment knows only one
way to resolve his or her con-
flict which is by fighting
when they feel threaten or to
instill fear, even if it means to
inflict harm and injury to
SThe price of neglecting
appropriate conflict resolu-
tion skills is very costly, and
from the direction this coun-
-try is heading the government
is clearly showing that it's not
prepared to invest the
required amount of finances
to salvage our troubled youth.
All governments have
proven that nothing else is as
important to them as tourism,
so their weak methods of con-
flict resolution are to leave
the troubled teenagers in the
hands of their single mothers
or the school administration
which, in most cases, is made
up of women.

True conflict resolution
doesn't call for appointing
another committee, but
Tweaking and strengthen-
ing programmes that are in
place already.
Identifying and removing
the trouble students from
their hostile
environments/homes and
allowing them to complete
their schooling on a devel-
oped, isolated island under
the guidance of some retired
police/defence force officers,
educators and other discipli-
narians, who can challenge
and mold these students into
the leaders that they truly are.

Let's stop all the foolish
political talking and begin to
build a united Bahamas.

Join Pastor Brendalee
and myself along with the
family of Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Center Int'l, every
Sunday morning @ 10:30am
and Thursday nights @
7:30pm at the Bishop Michael
Eldon High School
Auditorium. For questions,
comments or speaking
engagements contact us via e-
or tel 225-3850 or 441-2021

The Cat Island police

student cadet

participants clean up

THE Royal Bahamas Police
Force Cat Island District stu-
dent cadets programme
worked feverishly last
Saturday, picking up trash,
bottles and pieces of paper.
The group.helped cleaned up
Arthur's Town and the sur-
rounding area.
Police Officers Walkes and
Hepburn kept a watchful eye
on the cadets so they would
complete this arduous task.
Father Chester Burton,
Anglican priest-in-charge of
Cat Island, recognized the
youngsters from the window

of the Anglican Rectory in
Arthur's Town.
It was a concern of many
residents of the northern dis-
trict that the area around the
basketball court was becoming
a tad unsightly. It is commend-
able that the value system
instilled in the older genera-
tion is being imparted to the
younger generation.. This is all
in keeping with the National
Coastal Awareness Month and
highlights the motto of the
Ministry of Tourism's initia-
tive, to. keep our islands '
"Clean gre ear pristine".':

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Thursday, April 17, 2008 PG 23


You should

become better



THE 35th Annual Conference of
the Anglican Church Men
(ACM) was held earlier this month in
Grafid Bahama, under the theme:
"Restoration and hope in the midst of
The text was taken from Philemon: 1-
25 which speaks to the healing and mend-
ing of broken relationships, especially
under extremely adverse circumstances.
Addressing the forum for the last time
in his capacity of Diocesan Bishop, as he
demits office on December 31, 2008,
Archbishop Drexel Gomez encouraged
conference goers to be better examples
in home and family life, stressing that
restoration and hope must first begin in
the home. For a number of reasons,
whether economic, a lack of parenting
skills or simply a lack of interest on the
part of the parents, too many homes in
Bahamian society do not create a posi-
tive environment conducive to rearing

holistically balanced individuals, he said.
Members of the ACM were urged to
lead by example and to let their actions
speak louder than their words, he noted,
adding that there are still far too many
children born to single parents, and
extra-marital affairs are still a significant
part of our social landscape.
The Archbishop stressed that a coun-
try that is weak in personal and national
morality places itself in jeopardy, with
serious consequences, noting that the
ACM, along with the rest of the nation,
must stand on principles, morals and
standards, with no compromise on cer-
tain values. "Without morality we can go
nowhere," he said, urging the delegates
to consider how they. can work together
to promote stronger morality.
Paraphrasing the words of the late Dr
Martin Luther King, Jr, Archbishop
Gomez said he has a dream where
Anglicans can lead this morality charge
on a national scale, "We are where we
are as a nation because the issues of val-
ues, standards and morality have been


r;. irPnce ....

allowed to drift and escalate for far too
long. Society is going to be in a bad way
if this is not addressed. In order to make
a difference, we need to start caring
about people." The leader of the
Anglican Church encouraged the men to
work towards eliminating poverty in
society. Through outreach programmes,
which should not just be limited to soup
kitchens, he encouraged the delegates to
become more caring for people and help
them to find a place in the world. "We
need people who will be witnesses, who
are genuine, committed and dedicated to
the cause of making a difference in other
people's lives."
According to Archbishop Gomez,
every Anglican parish is strategically
located where they can make a signifi-
cant positive impact. The members of
those churches need to know what is
really going on in the surrounding areas,
instead of simply focusing on themselves.
"We must be concerned about building
communities and this, too, will take
courage, time, interest and commitment.

FOLLOWING his address to the del-
egates of the 35th Diocesan
Conference of the Anglican Church
Men, Archbishop Drexel Gomiez is
- officially thanked and presented with
tokens of appreciation. Pictured
from left are Kevin Ryan, conference
chairman; Roger Simmons, council
past president; Archbishop Drexel
Gomez; Kurth Wallace, council pres-
ident, and Joseph Nixon, presenter.

We are reminded that Jesus Christ
Himself said: '...As you have done it
unto the least of one of these, you have
done it unto me'."

ACM returning officers are:
Kurth Wallace President
Kevin Ryan
Vice President
Mario Williams Secretary
Leonard McPhee Treasurer
Alfred Burrows Asst

Charles Hepburn
Winston Clarke
Herbert Scott
Imm Past President

- Chaplain

The conference climaxed in a service
of Thanksgiving at the Church of the
Ascension, where the officers were
installed for the next administrative peri-



AS Cleopas and his friend talked about the
cross, their bewilderment and sorrow, Jesus
reassured them and helped them. How did he do it?
He pointed them to what God says in the Bible.
Luke tells us, "Jesus explained to them what was
said about himself in all the scriptures, beginning
with the books of Moses and the writings of all the
prophets". Jesus must have given the Emmaus trav-
ellers the best ever lesson on the Old Testament,
reminding them how sin came into the world through
the disobedience of Adam and Eve, and how the
prophets foreshadowed a saviour who would be obe-
dient even to the point of death.
He may have reminded them of Abraham how he
almost sacrificed his son and how the heavenly
Father did sacrifice his Son for the sin of all people.
No doubt, he would have referred to Isaiah's descrip-
tion of the suffering servant of God who "was
wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniq-
uities" (Isaiah 53). It's not that these men hadn't read
their Bibles, but that their understanding was cloud-
ed by the idea that the Messiah would come with
glory and power and rain down fire on their enemies.
The two-hour walk to Emmaus must have seemed
like five minutes. The two disciples could feel the
despondency and sorrow they felt in their hearts
change into understanding and hope, as the
"stranger" explained that Jesus' death was part of
God's great plan of salvation..
When disillusionment; depression and defeat dom-

inate our lives, Jesus walks with us just as he walked
with the two men on the road to Emmaus. He points
us to God's Word of promise in the Bible that tells us
again that we are God's dearly loved children and
that he will stand by us through thick and thin. He
turns our despair into hope.
The two disciples asked the "stranger" to stop with
them for the night and at the evening meal he "took
the bread, and said the blessing; then he broke the
bread and gave it to them". Suddenly it dawned on
them who the stranger was. It was their master raised
from the dead. Jesus himself had ministered to them
in their sadness. Now they knew why a change had
come over them as they walked on the road. They
now knew why their despondent hearts had been
changed to hearts filled with hope and renewed faith.
Jesus had revealed himself to them in his Word and
through the sacrament.
Can you imagine Cleopas and his friend standing in
amazement; perhaps embracing in great joy, asking
each other, "Wasn't it like a fire burning in us when
he talked to us on the road and explained the scrip-
tures to us?" Their world had come together. They
had experienced something of the grace of God.
Because of his love for his despondent disciples, gra-
ciously Jesus came and met them on the road to
Emmaus. Graciously he cleared away the fog of con-
fusion; he showed to them the heart of God and his
plan of salvation, and finally he revealed himself to
them he was alive, risen from the dead.
At the moment the "stranger" reveals who he was,
he vanishes from their sight. But he has not gone; he
is still visible to those who have the eyes of faith.

The road to Emmaus is a symbol of the Christian
life. This story is about ordinary despair and ordinary,
Monday-morning drudgery. It is a story about meet-
ing a stranger, hearing his words of comfort, sitting
down at a table and sharing a meal. This is the story
about the meaning of Easter for us. It enables us to
see that the risen Lord gives hope and joy, when all
we see is disappointment, discouragement and
despair. It enables us to see the world, not as a place
of death,' decay and defeat, but as a place waiting,
groaning toward God's final victory.
The change that took place has been described like
"Their lives prior to this moment were like a
smouldering fire that gives no light, just smoke to
cloud things up. But once they came into the pres-
ence of the risen lord their hearts were ablaze! A
burning fire gives light for all to see, and they saw,
understood and believed! All because of the risen
lord! Jesus' victory became their restoring hope. It
became the anchor of their lives" (author unknown).
This story about the walk to Emmaus is a story for
every day life in 2008. If you are walking the Emmaus
road right now or when you will walk it in the future
with those sad "D's" disappointment, doubt, disillu-
sionment, defeat, discouragement, despondency,
depression and despair let's remember we are not
walking alone. The unseen "stranger", the risen Jesus
is walking with us.
When our Emmaus road is filled with discourage-
ment and despair. let's walk it with Jesus. Walking
with Jesus, our road will become a great highway of
companionship, conversation, belief and hope.

PG 24 Thursday, April 17, 2008


The Tribune

Bahamas All Pro-Dad launch Bahamas chapter

THE state of escalating crime, vio-
lent murders, depressing daily
news from the courts, school fights, gang
warfare and the menacing drug use are all
cause for deep concern for all Bahamians.
The government, the church, civic groups
and corporate organizations are- all grap-
pling with what to do to stem the tide of
social destruction and disintegration.
Many experts and social scientists have
concluded that one of the principle
sources of this wave of social disintegra-
tion is the state of the family. Most also
believe that the state of the family is a
result of the deficiency in the male's role
in the home and the lack of fathering.
"More than virtually any other factor, a
biological father's presence in the family
will determine a child's success and hap-
piness," so stated the newly appointed
head coach of the national chapter of the
All Pro-Dad, an international organisa-
tion focusing on restoring the value of
fathers in the family and nation building.
* Quoting from a Time Magazine study
on fatherhood in the western world, Dr
Myles Munroe, senior pastor of Bahamas
Faith Ministries International (BFMI),
said, "Forty-nine per cent of all kids in
the west now live without their biological
father up from 17.5 per cent in 1960.
More than half of today's children will
spend at least part of their childhood
without a father."
Addressing the launch of the All Pro-
Dad chapter in the Bahamas earlier this
week, held at McDonald's, West Bay
Street, Dr Munroe quoted from a
research report by renowned sociologist
David Blankenhorn, author of Fatherless
America Confronting our Most Urgent
Social Problem', saying, "Fatherlessness
is the most destructive trend of our gen-
Sponsored locally by Baha Mar and the
Broadcasting Corporation of the
Bahamas, All Pro-Dad is a national, vol-
unteer organisation within the. 'My Heart
Matters' group headed by ZNS Radio
personality Kirk Johnson. It is affiliated
with All Pro-Dad chapters around the
world, including the US. Canada and the

DR. MYLES MUNROE speaks at the Pro-
Dad event.

S* 0.. ,10,

The All Pro-Dad initiative is a pro-
gramme of Family First; a US-based non-
profit organisation that is committed to
strengthening the family, and being an
agent of change in the Bahamas and in
the region.
Introduced to the Bahamas in October
2006, the initiative is comprised of com-
mitted men and fathers, and supported by
The aim of the group is to foster a clos-
er bond between fathers and their chil-
dren, and also to support the strengthen-
ing of the family.
The group's primary objectives are:
1. Bring fathers and their kids togeth-
2. Strengthen and protect the family
3. Support and encourage men (partic-
ularly fathers)
4. Encourage and instill values in
young people

According to Mr Johnson, the mem-
bers of All Pro-Dad are working toward:
Providing support, education and
intervention programmes for teens,
fathers, mothers, men, women and fami-
lies in partnership with government agen-
cies, corporate Bahamas, international
organizations, civic groups, and commu-
nity minded persons and organizations.

Introducing Bahamas All Pro-Dad
programmes such as All Pro-Dad's Day,
Students Shout it Out!, Father and Kids
Experience, and Bahamas All Pro-Dad
Huddles (workshops).

Instilling the group's core values-

PICTURED ARE MR. KIRK JOHNSON, president of Matters of the Heart, Pastor Allan
Lee, Calvary Temple, Dr. Munroe, Rev. Matthais Munroe, Father, Dr. Paul Jukic,
American Embassy, Leah Davis, Director of the Community Relations, Baha Mar.

honesty, respect, commitment, confiden-
tiality, selflessness and being purpose
bound- in its members and the wider

Screening and training its members.

Also attending and addressing the
important launch were students from
Heritage Christian Academy; Jackie
Marshall, vice president of Operations of
McDonald's; Ms Leah Davis, director of
Community Relations Baha Mar; Dr Paul
Jukic, the American Embassy, and a rep-
resentative from the Department of
Special presentations were also made
by Eurgeonique Morley, Grade 11, from

Heritage Christian Academy, and the
well known youth music group Royal
Blood, who sang their hit single, "Get up
and do something".
During the All Pro-Dad event, Dr
Munroe also released his new book, The
Fatherhood Principle, and a copy was
presented to officials followed by an
autograph session.
In the end however, the focus was
clearly on fatherhood and the importance
of men playing an active role in the lives
of their children.
"I appeal to all Bahamian men to
return to their vital role as fathers in our
nation and embrace not just their own
children, but all the sons and daughters of
our communities," Dr Munroe said.