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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 28, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
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SBy TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson~tribunemedia.net
EIGHTY guests attended the wedding of
two HIV positive residents of the All Saints
Camp of St John the Divine who, along with
their healthy one year-old daughter, celebrat-
ed their love over the weekend.
Anthony Harris, 46, and his bride Stephanie
Stevenson-Harris, 30, met and fell in love at the
Carmichael Road compound three years ago
and their love affair spawned the birth of an
HIV-negative daughter,
Affectionately called Tony, the groom told
The Tribune he proposed to his wife after she
gave birth to the couple's first child.
"After she had (our) baby I told her I want-


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SBy MEGAN REYNOLDS -
Tribune Staff Reporter
TERRIFIED neighbours of
a Nassau crack house are calling
on police to flush out crime in


their area and make it a safe
place to live.
Drug addicts fuelling up on
cocaine frequent the house off
Mount Royal Avenue in Cen-
treville day and night.
Residents complain they have
not had a full night's sleep since
the drug addicts began flocking
to the dilapidated houses sur-
rounded by overgrown yards
fle~d wirh garbage and aban-
A 62-year-old grandmother,
who lives in the street, will not
let her children play outside to
protect them from drug addicts
who frequent the area.
She said: "I call the Ijolice
every day to report drulg dealing
in this corner, and I'mn scared
for the children because you
don't know who they is, child
molesters, rapists, stuff like that,
so I have to keep the children
locked up inside the house."'
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MBy TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
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A DAYLIGHT armed rob-
bery at a popular Palmdale
eatery left a father-of-six dead,
customers visibly shaken and
a dangerous gunman on the
loose.
Police are also investigating
the murder of 22-year-old
Theron Armbrister of Kemp
Road.
What began as a routine Sat-
urday lunch rush for Subway
restaurant on Madeira Street
ended in tragedy, leaving 63-


year-old taxi-driver Hubert
Winters dead.
Police said around 2pm, a
man wearing sunglasses and a
cap burst into the restaurant,
pulled out a sul>-machine gun
and demanded money from cus-
tomers and employees.
An off-duty police officer was
having lunch when the gunman
entered and tried to disarm the
gunman. The assailant report-
edly threatened to kill the offi-
cer and a scuffle between the
two ensued.
In a tragic turn of events, the
SIEE page 15


ANTHONY HARRIS kisses his new bnde, Stephanle Stevenson-Harris, on Saturday at the Church of St John
the Divine at the AII Saints Camp.


Judicial SyStem
'failed in their


With Nottage
annointment
THE Bahamian judicial sys-
tem "failed in their due dili-
gence" when they chose con-
troversial lawyer Rtibie Nottage
as a Supreme Court justice,
members of the Bahamas B~ar
Association argued yesterday.
In a letter to The Tribunre in
light of the fact that Mrs Not-
tage is expected to be sw\orn in
by the end of this month. con-
cerned members pointed ouit
that when Justice Anita Allen.
who they 'described as one o~f
the hardest working judges up
the bench. was recommendedd
for appointment as a Supreme
Court Justice. mnany people
objected because she was mair-
ried to a then member of C:abi-
SEE: page 14


ed to marry her. After she had my first child I
felt like a man," said Mr Harris after the cere-
mony.
He has lived with his disease for 28 years
after being diagnosed in 1980 and credits his
"healthy" life to good diet, positive thinking
and his faith in God.
He extended words of inspiration to others
living with HIV/AIDS who feel they have been
handed a death sentence: "I want people out
there who are suffering from this disease to
know their life is not over. What causes their
bodies to break down (quickly) is worrying
about their body and denial of the disease.
"By them denying it, their minds go in the
gutter and they start to fret. When I found out,
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Claim that government has not
adequately addressed rising cost
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SBy TANEifA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
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THE rising cost of living, rapidly increasing fuel and energy
costs, compounded with high food prices: are just some of the
issues the government has not adequately addressed while in its first
12 months in office, political insiders said yesterday.
The government was also criticised for concelling policies left in
place by the former administration without implementing viable
policies of their own as the nation faces an: economic slowdown.
In defence of his party, FNM chairman Johnley Ferguson admit-
ted the government "has barely scratch$ the surface" but was
adamant that areas of education, health care, local government and
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SRadio Metropole says that
Inter-Amqerican Development
Bank senior official Ericq
Pierre will succeed ousted
Prime Minister Jacques
Edouard Alexis..
Sunday's appointment of
Pierre as the country's No. 2
politician must be approved
by Haiti's Parliament. It was
not immediately known when
lawmakers would take up the
nomination,
At least seven people died
earlier this month during riots
over food shortages that cost
Alexis his job. Haitian law-
makers fired the prime mn-
jster for failing to boost food
production.


MR SWEET-
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the Central
Detective Unit
for questioning
in connection with
a stealing and fraud incident.
He is considered armed and dangerous.
If you have any information on this suspect's whereabouts,
pol ce m agency at 919/911 CDU at 502-9930/9991;
Police Control Room at 322-3333;
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FIREFIGHTERS averted a
po neiand ha ard us ituati
to control a major car fire in
front of Esso Gas Station on
Wulff Road.
The incident occurred around
5.15pm.
When The Tribune arrived
on the scene, there were no offi-
cers in sight.
A reporter had to go inside
Wulff Road Police Station to
alert officers that rinotorists were
risking their lives by driving
blindly into the smoke and
direct path of oncoming vehi-
cles.
Officers Sgid they-were aware
of a Camry on fire and had
already contacted thle fire
department, but it wasn't until a
policeman followed The Tri-
bune outside that they realized
how severe the situation had
become.
That's when a male officer
sprang into action and began
diverting traffic and ordering
bystanders away from the
immediate area.
In less than a minute, fire-
fighters were on the scene bat-
tling the blaze.
However, they soon found
themselves battling their hose,
which broke free from their
grasp and began swinging about
on the ground.
Meanwhile, the driver of the
vehicle watched helplessly as it


took less than three minutes for
his white Camry to transform
into nothing more than a black-
ened car carcass.
"It was just smoking and then
I saw the flames," said the dri-
ver between making phone
calls.
"I tried to contain it but I
couldn't so I began takings
things out.
."I got everything except for
my tools out.
"Being an electrician, it's a
loss I'll have to deal with."


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GEORGETOWN,
Guyana
CARIBBEAN leaders
are calling for tighter
import restrictions and
inspections to protect the
region's palm trees and
other vegetation from
incrasin pess ad di -
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ated Press.
The Caricom trade bloc .
says red palm mites, giant
African snails and other
afflictions are killing hun-
dreds of palms and other
plants in the Caribbean.
The group issued a state-
ment Saturday saying it
will make saymng palm
trees a priority because?
coconuts and their deniva-
tives are essential to local
economies. Delegates met
in Guyana on Friday to
explore protective mea-
sures.
Agriculture ministers
from across the Caribbean
are expected to review the
proposals in July in
Antigua.

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-says the unidentified
woman will be charged
with negligence in the
deaths of her children,
ages 1, 4 and 5. The fire
occurred Friday afternoon
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near west Kingston.
Former Prime Minister
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other children died this
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circumstances, Williams
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MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008, PAGE 3


THE TRIBUNE


AN EXCESS of executive
managers at the Water and
Sewerage Corporation who
have been engaging in "fac-
tional warfare" over the past
eight years has contributed to
the organisation's poor per-
formance, the corporation's
management union said yes-
terday.
A case has been initiated
against the corporation for
unilateral vargjatioa of Jhe
industrial agreement. The case
is presently before the Indus-
trial Tribunal.
"It represents further evi-
dence of the lack of respect
for the industrial agreement
by those who claim to lead the
organisation," the union said.
The WSMU also claimed
that, under the previous
administration, the corpora-
tion used illegal hiring meth-
ods outside of its polices and
the industrial agreement.
"The WSMU is asking for
fair and equitable treatment
for its members. Justice


Claim~ that 'factional warfare'
has contributed to the
Organisation s 'poor performance'


delayed is justice denied," it
said.
The union said that WSC
had over 400 employees and
12 executive managers, far too
many for a company of that
size.
"The executives are not
working together. Over the
past several years, there has
been a high level of political
interference in the daily oper-
ation of the organisation.
"Middle mangers are gen-
erally not treated as part of
the management team and
decisions are frequently made
and instructions given directly
to subordinates without con-
sultation, often with negative
results. While executives may
claim that managers are
empowered their actions
undermine their authority,"


the union said.
In addition, the WSMU said
that there have been no man-
agement meetings since
August, 2006.
"It is a customary practice in
modern progressive organisa-
tions to hold regularly sched-
uled meetings with managers
to ensure the focus and direc-
tion of the organisation and
constantly review the level of
progress in attaining goals and
meeting objectives.
"Unfortunately, this is not
current practice at the Water
and Sewerage Corporation,"
the .union said.
Despite improvements in
several areas, members of the
public, according to the union,
ask when they can expect to
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SIR ETIENNE DUIPUCH, K't., O.B.E., K.M., K. C.S. G.,
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alone usn hhusmall fr justice
gious, civic and victims rights
groups have all in one way or
another called for progress in
police investigations, criminal
court proceedings and relief
from crime and the fear of vio-
lent crime in our nation. And
yet, on this issue, the one com-
munity of people most affect-
ed by these two murders and
the way these two murders are
handled by the police and the
press have been strangely
silent.
Gay and lesbian Bahami-
ans, like me, have maintained
silence on the issue of these
murders and on the contro-
versy stirred up by the head-
lines in its aftermath.
Why aren't we appealing for
justice, why aren't we asking
for fair and respectful treat-
ment of the deceased and
their loved ones in the media
and print? Our silence only
fosters even more gossip and
rumours; does the GLBT
community have something to
hide with respect to these
crimes? Our silence also gives
some in our community a
license to vilify the GLBT
community in general and Mr.
Taylor and Mr. MacDonald
in particular by suggesting that


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 4, MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008


EDITOR, The Tribune.

Thank you for allowing me
space in yodir newspaper for
the following appeal. Like
many Bahamians I am
appalled by the continually
rising rate of violent crime a d

many other Bahamians I
believe that our nation has
come to a crossroads and if
we, the Bahamian people, are
not to turn utterly and hope-
lessly down the perilous trail
to even mere violence, mur-
der, atrocity and, ultimately,
ruin, then every Bahamian
must lend himself and herself
to choosing the better, road.
Every Bahamian must make
positive choices about his or
her own life and find ways to
assist other Bahamians, par-
ticularly our adolescent and
young adults, to make posi-
tive choices too.
This brings me to my
appeal.
Four months have passed
since the shocking murders of
Harl Taylor and Thaddeus
MacDonald.
And while gossip and innu-
endo has been rife concern-
ing these two crimes and pri-
vate lives of the two murder
victims, very little if any
progress has been made in the
investigations.
Recently, Bishop Simeon
Hall, former head of the
Bahamas Christian Council
publicly raised the question of
progress in these investiga-


because they may not have
been heterosexual they some-
how deserved their cruel fate.
In the face of all this gay,
lesbian, bi-sexual and trans-
gender Bahamians (Bahami-
ans just like me) have main-
tamnedwalmot perf ct silence.
silent. We've been afraid to
"OUT" ourselves. We've been
afraid to risk damage to
careers, reputations, families.
We've been afraid of the
vibrant culture of homopho-
bia that saturates our houses
of worship, our schools aird
workplaces, our homes and
communities. We've been
afraid.
I'm just not sure fear is an
adequate justification for
silence in the face of what has
happened, and what contin-
ues to happen everyday with
respect to violent crime in our
nation. So I appeal to all
Bahamians, and I appeal to
gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and
transgender Bahamians par-
ticularly, stand up for and take
up the cause of justice. Pub-
licly call for progress in the
case of Harl Taylor, Thaddeus
MacDonald and every other
open investigation of violent
enime mn our Bahamaland. Let
GLBT voices join the grow-
ing chorus for peace and jus-
tice in our nation.
ANONYMOUS
A Gay Bahamian
Nassau,
Aril, 2008.


APPALLING performance levels in
Bahamian schools can be at least partly
explained by extra-curricular activities
going on behind teachers' backs.
The internet is now awash with images
from Nassau campuses that do this country
little credit, and point to an alarming
decline in behavioral standards among
our young.
Student "catfight" videos are bad
enough, especially when viewed by tens of
thousands of internet voyeurs all over the
world, but some Nassau classrooms have
also provided settings for explicit sexual
activity among young teens that must make
parents deeply anxious, especially as it is
now on display via the worldwide web.
Last week brought several disturbing
revelations about on-campus orgies, with
one teacher claumang that even primary
school children are engaging in sexual
"experimentation", for want of a better
word, on school premises.
Quite apart from the moral implications
of this kind of activity, it is disturbing to
think that children who are in school to
learn are being diverted from their studies
by what is apparientlyi becomling an inter-
national craze.
Staging fights, organising orgies, and then
videoing them for posting on the internet
are now becoming "trendy" and "cool" in-
school activities for the young.
While teachers are otherwise engaged,
youngsters involved in these distasteful
antics see themselves as earning kudos for
their schools mna global on-line arena
where spectators are some of the saddest
and most perverted people on the planet.
What parents themselves must be won-
dermng is how this kind of behaviour can go
on mn schools while staff are on the premis-

What level of s pervision is bein offered
during the crucial lunch and break peri-
ods when children are most likely to run
riot?
One teacher from a Nassau private
school not one of the leading three or
four, incidentally has expressed disquiet
over the complete absence of pupil super-
vision when classes are not mn progress.
"The children are just let loose to do
their own thing in~ classrooms that ought to


be kept locked when classes are not in ses-
sion," she told The Tribune. "It seems no-
one cares what they do until the school
bell rings for classes to resume."
Sexual experimentation is, of course,
nothing new among pubescent students.
The bicycle sheds have traditionally pro-
vided cover for all kiinds of canoodling in
secondary schools all over the world for
generations.
The difference today is that children are
maturing earlier in a physical sense, and are
also undoubtedly exposed to influences via
television and computers that were
unheard of mn times past.
The sex and drug based pop and hip hop
cultures have loosened up behaviour to a
point where most teens are now unable to
differentiate between right and wrong, not
to mention what's healthy and what's not.
Worse still, they are engaging in visually
recorded activities involving sex and vio-
lence that will prove acutely embarrass-
ing, and possibly damaging, for them in
the years ahead.
Any girl filmed on the internet in an
explicit consensual orgy with six or more
males will have trouble convincing future
employers that she is the kind of person
they want on their staffs.
It is to be hoped the males would face
similar difficulties.
For The Bahamas, sex and violence on
campus have even worse ramifications than
elsewhere, mamnly because of the truly
abysmal academic standards reported in
our schools.
.Recent revelations that more than 80
per cent of state school students are "math-
ematically illiterate" when they come to
take BGCSEs point to a severe breakdown
inthe uacatiatnal s tthmn 50 per cent of
students across the board that's after fac
touring in private schools are equally dys-
functionalmi one of the key subjects of the
curriculum is equally discouraging.
Perhaps the-explanations for such failure
can be found in the various extra-curricular
preoccupations and diversions of the stu-
dents themselves.
Teachers and parents need to work in
tandem to impose discipline before it's too
late.


EDITOR, The Tribune.
DR Simeon Hall's com-
ments in your newspaper of
April 20th, you printed an arti-
cle where Dr Simeon Hall sug-
gests that the TV Channel
which airs the debates in the
House of Assembly be
removed because of the
unruly and raucous behaviour
of the members.
He says that it is bad for
democracy and gives the
7 Eoung cople the wrong
bimdaession whentheansdee how
behave.
I totally aree with him but
disagree with the solution.
I think that every commu-
nity leader both in the church


and outside should speak out
about the appalling behaviour
of the Members of the House
of Assembly.
Of course this is nothing
new but those who behave
badly should be named and
shamed by the community.
They show a total lack of
respect for the people of the
Bahamas and seem to expect
the people to respect them.
How can they expect to have
any respect when they shout
and bang their desks like
hnd ciplined first grader .
tant than running the country
and making life more pleas-
ant for those who hive here.
We read in the papers
recently that many govern-
ment departments and min-
a tres cannot run their
The people's hard earned
money disappears by the mil-
lions and the members argue
about Mona Vie.


If the man is guilty of an
offence then have him charged
but forget all this backbiting
and get onto more serious
matters funds disappearing
- taxes that are unpaid gov-
ernment companies that lose
millions of dollars murders
that cannot be solved and on
down to minor things like traf-
fic lights that frequently do
not work.
We do not hear too much
about those problems solv-
ing problems does not appear
toN Hal yore right about
the problem but I do not
agree with you about the solu-
tion we will never get
"good" government here if
the unruly and raucous Mem-
bers of the House of Assem-
b are no~t held to account for

PATRICK H THOMSON
Nassau,
April 21, 2008.


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FREEPORT Grand Bahama firemen were busy over the past
two days extinguishing several major bush fires in the Freeport area.
Bushes off Coral Road and Settler's Way were burning since Thulrs-
day evening.
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divisions, including the Coral Reef sub-division off Coral Road, and the
Heritage and Arden Forest sub-divisions off Settler's Way.
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tions to extinguish the bush fires.
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"Lose Yourself In Style"


MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008, PAGE 5


return of ousted

President Aristide
WPORT-AU-PRINCE'


plfUNDhRdEl of phoo-
Haiti's capital on Satur-
da odm d therJ u
Bertrand Aristide,
accordling~ to Associated
Press
The demonstrators also
commemorated the
killing of seven protesters
on April 26, 1986, when
army troops fired into a
crowd outside a notori-
ous prison.
As president, Aristide
shut down the Fort
Dimanche prison, where
dissidents were tortured
under the Duvalier fami-
ly dictatorship. Aristide
a 40rte dtin a bloody
Haitian police and
U.N. peacekeepers said
Saturday's protest was
peaceful.
At least seven people
died during food riots
in Haiti earlier this
month.
U.S. Rev. Jesse Jackson
and a delegation of min-
iste:::::dHaitian on v;
Sunday for a three-day
visit.
Jackson hopes to
increase humanitarian
aid efforts and help draft
policies to avoid another
crisis, according to a
news release issued Sat-
urday by his religious and
social organization, the
Rainbow/PUSH Coali^
tion.


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Centre, snatching bags off
women's chairs at Starbucks


re o ner, a fence was erect-
ed to block the thieves' potential
escape route.


CONCR "Snst growinvier
sau following two more rob-
bcries in Shirley Street.
A Haitian worker, Noel
Oneal, 40. was robbed at gun-
phoint while wait ngmforRa busoa
about Spm on Thursday. .

Mr Oneal with a firearm.
A few days earlier, a Jamaican
woman in Shirley Street was


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bers targeting handbags.
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tions worsen, this kind of crime
will rise."
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ALEXANDER and Gregory Maillis joined host
Syann Thompson on Bahamas at Sunrise to show the
world how to properly clean and cook! lionfish for a
delicious and safe ~experience.
A species native to the'Pacific Ocean, the lionfish
is now invading the Caribbean region.
This highly poisonous predator is known to eat
nearly every type of marine life that Bahamians
consume as food, including lobster, grouper, and
snapper.
However, it has recently come to light that we
may be able to turn the tables on this worrisome
creature. Lionfish are said to be edible and tasty, but
including lionfish in your cuisine requires knowl-
edge of correct handling.
Exercising great care, Alexander cut away the
poisonous fins of a freshly caught fish, gutted it and
prepared it for deep frying.
While demonstrating. his skill at cooking, Alexan-
der explained the Maillis lionfish' expertise: "We
experimented and found (lion fish) to be edible and


extremely delicious."
The lionfish was spotted in Bahamian waters from
as early as five years ago.
Known also as the turkey or dragon fish, this dian-
gerous intruder is beautiful to look at, with an
impressive bloom of long spiny fins. It can be red,
brown, orange, yellow, black, maroon, or white and
is generally striped.
A fish to be approached only with the greatest of
care, the lionfish sports poisonous fins that can deliv-
er a sting that causes great pain.
It is important to note that the poison is only in1 the
fins of the fish and, once they are removed, so is the
danger of being poisoned.
In the event of a lionfish sting, it is important to
get hot water and submerge the wounded part. The
effects of the poison should wear off after a few
hours.
Immediate medical care is strongly advised, as
some people arec more susceptible to lion~fish venom
than others.


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Students and their pare~nts
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THE 'My Bahamas' message
reached all the way to the south-
ernmost Bahamian island when
Director General of Tourism and
Aviation Vernice Walkine indoc-
trinated Inagua All-Age School
children in the movement's core
principles.
My Bahamas, a sustained pub-
hec awareness campaign to educate
Bahamians about critical tourism
concerns and spur positive actions,
was re-launched by Minister of
Tourism and Aviation Neko Grant
in September, 2007.
Since then, banners, newspaper
advertisements, radio ads and tele-
vision commercials with urgent
tourism information have tjeen reg-
ularly produced for various com-
mnte.t
mThe most recent public aware-
ness effort was co-ordinated at
Ina ua All Age School, where Ms
Walrie addressed about 200 stu-
d ~s, teachers and other mer lers
' "Bein in e Ministry of
.Tourism, I am expected to tell you
how to be nice to the tourists," she
said. "But really, my job I believe is
to tell you how to be nice to one


UIntEu ~I U tntCHAL VefnlCB WRIllcl
All-Age School.
another because if you are nice to
one another (first), you will natu-
rally be mece to the tourists.
Ms Walkrine explained that she
expected students and other Inagua
residents to jomn all Bahamians in
improving The Bahamas for the
better.
The 'My Bahamas' campaign
enlists all residents to "Let's Make
It Better Again," which evokes


memories of another famous Min-
istry of Tourism logan -"It's Bet-
termi the Bahams."'
"We stopped string 'It's Better
in the Bahamas after a while
because really it ws not better in
the Bahamas," Ms talkine said.
"We have a lot ofhings we have
to fix before visitortwill consider
the Bahamas better. Iht we want to
continue to work on taking it bet-
ter agamn. So that is tha~whole point
of the campaign."
Principal Jason Vloodside
thanked Ms Walkrine aid Ministry
of Tourism staff member for visit-
mqg the school. He sai the visit
reminded the community of the
importance of tourism tithe coun-
tStudents presented ;cultural
show to Ministry of Totism offi-
cials, who fully outfitted tem with
My Bahamas campaign'Ishirts.
The Inagua visit is pat of the
My Bahamas Visiting B'hamian
Journalist Programme (VBP). The
Ministry of Tourism and Niation
has arranged vbsits to Familclsands
for several media organizations.
The VBJP has already taken writ-
ers, cameramen and photographers
from Nassau and Grand Bhama
to Cat Island and Long Islad.


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GRAND BAHAMA The Ministry
of Tourism along with the Grand
Bahama Regatta Committee held
a press conference to announce
plans for this year's Grand
Bahama Island Regatta. The
regatta, set for June 20-22 on
Taino Beach, will showcase sail-
boats from around The Bahamas,
traditional games, live entertain-
ment and conch cracking. The
committee said the regatta will
go down in history as the best,
with 24 sailboats expected to take
part. Pictured from left: Harold
McPhee, chairperson, regatta
committee; Derek Sands, com-
mittee member; Cornard Bethel,
committee member; April Gow,
committee member; Charlie
Robins, representative of sports
tourism in the Ministry of


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Creative Arts (CARIFESTA) in
Guyana is being threatened by
organised political groups as a
response to a four-month sus-
pension by the government of the


broadcast licence of a popular
television station.
The tenth festival of its kind,
CARIFES;TA is scheduled to be
held in Guyana from August 22


being pockets of poverty through-
out the country, high unemploy-
ment and a shortage of skills since
more than 80 per cent of its ter-
tiary-educated people .have
"migrated, mostly to the US, Cana-
da and the UK.
It also has high crime though
not as high as Jamaica and
Trinidad and Tobago as a con-
sequence of economic depriva-
tion and its exploitation by drug
traffickers.

Discontent

There is plenty of grist for the
political mill if the country's polit-
ical ead rsi on all sides f th
tackle assiduously and collective-
ly the issues that would allow

vast and fertile agricultural lands.
the wealth of gold, diamonds and
bauxite; massive forests, great
reserves of fresh water and
untapped sources of oil and
reeable enr
renu ateleen g ent, the politi-
cal divid isda ya nig and seem-
inge te is cond ctd in the
public do aen td e tin le aed

And, while a political stand-off
continues, discontent simmers. It
is a discontent, incidentally, that
crosses racial and class barriers.
Undoubtedly, there is an over-
whelming desire by Guyanese ~
people of all walks of life for their
political leaders to identify the
main problems that confront the
country and work to solve them.
Unfortunately, it appears that
some of the political leaders on all
sided mistake co-operation for
weakness. .
In the event, the latest distrac-
tion of public attention from the
pressing issues in Guyana is the
decision by President Bharat
Jagdeo, in his capacity as Minister
of Information, to suspend the
broadcast licence of a television
operation run by C N Sharma.
Sharma is to use the current
American jargon -. a 'phenom'.
He has run for the presidency
of ~Guyana undeterred by the
derisory and pitiable number of
votes that he hits mustered.
His remarks on television are
the stuff of which "Bushisms" are
made.
Few take him seriously, but all
are amused by him; all that is
except those who believe that his
television channel's avenue for
criticism of all and sundry, and
the government in particular, by
anonymous callers is dangerous.
Almost everywhere in the


world, live calls from anonymous'
callers are subject to a 10-second
delayed broadcast, allowing
responsible broadcasters to deter-
mine whether to cut-off an utter-
ance that is libellous, offensive of
good taste or moral values. Shar-
ma's broadcast had no such delay.
T usm in the height o meobion
criminal gang, an elderly woman


ceptability of the woman's com-
ment and upbraided her.
Nonetheless, the particular
programme was rebroadcast twice
with the offensive utterance un-
edited.
The High Court of Guyana has
been asked to pronounce on all
this, and will do so in due course.
It is arguable that the government
over-reacted to the "threat' and it
would have done better to leave
the matter to an Advisory Com-
mittee on Broadcastmng that had
earlier slapped Sharma on the
wrist and told him to put a
delayed broadcast mechanism in
place.
The government t~house not to
Bo so, and by tihe?6ur-month sus-
pension of Sharma's television
station gave rise to a political
response that is now directed at
CARIFESTA.
But, in truth, the issue is less
about Sharma and more about
the divisive politics that have cripi
pled the country for decades,
It is a shame that, mn that trou-
bled milieu, CARIFESTA has
had to become a target.
*Responses to: ronald-.
sanders29@hotmail.com

(The writer is business execu-
tive and former Caribbean diplo-
mat)


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to 31. Traditionally, the festival
assembles scores of musicians,
dancers, artists, writers and poets
from throughout the Caribbean
in performances that celebrate
the region's rich culture in all its
languages, movement and arts
forms.
In being held in Guyana, it is
returning to the~ground on which
it was launched in 1972 as a cul-
tural mecca for the Caribbean's
people.
CARIFESTA was a shared
vision of the Caribbean leaders
of the time, but none worked
harder to make it possible than
the then Guyana prime minister
Natonl nde'ss theNC) F es
Bu erere, it is somewhat iron-
ic that as the festival returns to
the soil on which its seeds were
-sown, it is the PNC that finds
itself in a position where it feels it
has to oppose it.
The festival was shifted to
Guyana when a newly-elected
Bahamas government last year
reversed the decision of its pre-
it. sinchen te myatna gv
ernment has been doing its best to



atepted pdo dirpt t a plc
had to restore order to allow the
ceremony to take place. There is
no question of the political organ_
isation of the protest. It followed
a march by hundreds of people a
week earlier through the streets
of Georgetown, Guyana's capi-
tal, led by the leaders of the
PNC/R
Those same leaders subse-
quently delivered a letter to the
secretary-general of the
Caribbean Community and Com-
mon M~arket (CARICOM) Sec-
retariat, which is located in
Guyana. Significantly, however,
fe letter signed by the PNC/R
16ader, Robert Corbiti, did not
call for a boycott or cancellation
of CARIFESTA.
It concluded by saying: "I urge
you to bring these matters to the
attention of the Caribbean Heads
of Government. I hope that con-
sideration by them could lead to
recommendations to the Presi-
dent and Government of Guyana
to meaningfully address the issues
raised in this letter".
The issues raised in the PNC/R
letter were numerous and, as
would be expected from a politi-
cal party, they were portrayed
from its particular standpoint.
Nonetheless, stripped of the
political bias the issues are real.
Guyana is bedevilled with prob-
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1. CARMICHAEL ROAD
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence, 3 bed /2 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 11,988
FLOOR AREA: 1,710 sq. ft.
LOCATION: East on Carmichael Road from
Bacardi Road take the 1st asphalt paved
easement on the right. Property is 150 ft
south of Carmichael Road.
APPRAISED VALUE: $232,000 '

2. SOUTH BEACH ESTATES SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 1 Block 22
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Split Level
Residential Building with 3 Apts.
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,600 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Travel south along East Street
from Bamboo Boulevard take 1st corner on
right Bougainvillea Blvd Heading west
on Bougainvillea Blvd. take the 2nd corner
on the right Madeira Avenue come to the
"T" junction and turn left onto Oxford Drive.
Property is 3rd house on the right at the
western corner of Serville Drive and Oxford

A PRISED VALUE: $397,000

3. STAR ESTATES EASTERN DISTRICT

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Incomplete
Split- level Multi-Family Duplex
PROPERTY SIZE: 7,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Traveling east along ~Prince
Charles Drive take the 1st corner on the right
past Sea Grape Shopping Plaza. Heading
south on Jupiter Way bearing left around the
curve, the subject property is the third lot on
the left past the curve. .
APPRAISED VALUE: $TBA

4. TWYNAM HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 8,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Take Portland Boulevard east
of Super Value Food Store Prince Charles
Drive south to the 2nd corner (Continental
Avenue) on the left. Contiriue around the
curve then take the 3rd corner on the left
(Tropical Avenue), Traveling north the property
is the 10th lot on the left or first property after
passing Tote Avenue.
APPRAISED VALUE: $295,000

5. BEL-AIR ESTATES. CARMICHAEL ROAD
LOT NO. 259
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-storey
Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: East on Carmichael Road from
Faith Avenue take the 4th corner on the right
turtlee Drive) property is 4th lot on right.
APPRAISED VALUE: $186,000

6. SOUTH BEACH CROWN ALLOTMENTS
LOT NO. Portion of Lot 52
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 37,550 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Northwestern comer of Marshall
Road.
APPRAISED VALUE: $197,000,

7. SOUTH BEACH ESTATES WEST
SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 33, Block 27
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-storey
Residence, 2 Bed/1 Bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Situated on Oxford Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $TBA


8. CARMICHAEL VILLAGE SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 147 -
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-storey
Residence, 3 Bed / 2 Bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 5,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Drive West on Carmichael
Road from Gladstone Road intersection
about 2,000 feet on right is entrance to the
subdivision turn left at the T-junction the
property is the 19th on the right.
APPRAISED VALUE: $145,000

9. CORAL HARBOUR WATERWAYS
SUBDIVISION PHASE 3
LOT NO. 176
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-storey
Residence, 3 Bed / 2 Bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 8,750 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Enter Kent Avenue from Coral
Harbour Road Property is on the right 1st
property after 3rd speed bump.
APPRAISED VALUE: $182,500

10. ENGLERSTON SUBDIVISION

PONERT Po CPTION: Single-storey
Residence

LOATlN OnZ a 81ngto Sreet
APPRAISED VALUE: $TBA

11. GOLDEN GATES ESTATES II
LOT NO. 1372
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-storey
Residence, 4 Bed / 2 Bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: From the junction of Carmichael
Road and Cedar Way, travel south to the
T-Junction of Cedar Way and Golden Gates
Streets, turn right then take the first corner
right, Comet Terrace The property is the first

APPRAISED VALUE: $TBA

12. BRICEVILLE SUBDIVISION
LOT OF LAND
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Incomplete Four
Unit Apartment Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Situate on Southern side of a
Dead-end Corner south of Pine Barren Road.
APPRAISED VALUE: $TBA

13. SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 27 Block 8
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-storey
Residence 3 bed /2 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,375 sq. ft.
LOCATION: From Carmichael Road and
Alexandria Road travel North on Alexandria
Road, take the second left onto Carib Road,
then the first right onto Phang Road then the
first right onto Carvel Road, go around the
curve onto Parkway Drive and the subject
property is the third lot on the left beyond the
curve.
APPRAISED VALUE: $TBA

14> SIR LYNDEN PINDLING ESTATES
SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 3018/ 19
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-storey
Residence, 3 bed /2 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,0d0 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Traveling east on C.W.
Saunders Highway from Pinewood Gardens
roundabout, take the second corner on the
right (Lady Marguerite Pindling Avenue).
Heading south take the 1st paved corner on
the left (Lauren Street) then the 2nd corner on
the left (Pear Tree Avenue) the property is the
2nd house on the left painted light blue with a
white asphalt roof.
APPRAISED VALUE: $156,000





3. SANDILANDS ALLOTMENT
LOT NO. Parcel C
PROPERTY SIZE: Single / Multi-Family Lot
7,604 sq. ft.
LOCATION: On the southwestern corner of
Fox Hill Road (South) and a road reservation
two blocks north of Joe Farrington Road and
-Yamacraw Hill Road.
APPRAISED VALUE: $TBA


1. KOOL ACRES SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 9
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi-Family Lot
6,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Situated on the cull-de-sac in
Kool Acres.
APPRAISED VALUE:' $TBA

2. OPULENT HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 28
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi-family Lot
7,597 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Traveling on Carmichael Road
West of Millar Road, take the 1st new
paved road pass "The Outdoor Patio" on the
left, then take 2nd left then 1st right the
property is 2nd to the last on right before the
road ends.
APPRAISED VALUE: $75,000


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TEL. 394-6465; FAX: 393-2883, OR CHRISTOPHER KNOWLES (FREEPORT), P.O. BOX F-40876,
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AN'S REPORT ON UNAUDITED RESULTS MARCH 31, 2008



The Bank has made a very positive start to what is widely regarded as being a very challenging
year. We are obviously concerned about the economic uncertainty in the US and are monitoring
the potential impact on both tourist arrivals and capital project inflows. Nevertheless, the Bank
will continue to serve its loyal customers and prudently manage its resources. It is in difficult
times that we distinguish ourselves and I am confident that our loyal and hardworking staff will
continue to make Commohwealth Bank a Bahamian institution of which we can all be proud.




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March 31, 2008 March 31, 2007
Revenue
Bank segment External $24,839 $22,096
Real estate segment $18 $68
External
Real Estate segment $364 $364
Intersegment


Net Income
Bank segment $12,864 $11,526
Real Estate segment ($62) $96
Consolidated $12,802 $11,622

3. DIVIDENDS
The Directors have approved interim quarterly dividends in the amount of 5 cents per
common share (2007:4 cents) and an extraordinary dividend of 6 cents per share payable April
30th, 2008. The dividends are declared on a quarterly calendar basis. The Interim financial
statements only reflect the dividends accrued for the interim period.

4. COMPARATIVE FIGURES -DIVIDENDS AND EARNINGS PER SHARE
On October 17, 2007, the shareholders approved a three-for-one split effective November 9,
2007. Comparative per share data for 2007 has been restated to recognize the effect of the
stock split.


C~BCOMMONWEALTH
KB NA CHAIRM,



Commonwealth Bank consolidated its position as a Billion Dollar Bank as it grew to $1.23 Billion
at the end of March 2008. This was an increase of $53 million over December 31, 2007.

Net income for the quarter was $12.8 million up 10% from $11.6 million for the first quarter of
2007. Earnings per share increased 20% to 12 cents per share from 10 cents per share for the
first quarter of 2007. -- .

Annualised retum on common shareholder equity declined slightly to 37.4%, as did Retumn on
Assets at 3.75% for the first quarter compared to 38.68% and 3.87% respectively for 2007.
The decline in these ratios reflected the downward pressure on net interest margins as a result
of the tight liquidity experience In the economy in the first quarter.

Commonwealth Bank's philosophy is to share our success with our shareholders, accordingly
on April 30th, the Bank will pay an extra-ordinary dividend of 6 cents per common share.


COMMONWEALTH BANK LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EauITY
(Expressed in B$ '000s) (Unaudited)


COMMONWEALTH BANK LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(Expmessed in B$ '000s) (Unaudited)


3 months ending
March 31, 2008

84,983


1968
(5)
1,963


27,643
(1 ,963)
54
25,734


10,500


75,802
12,802
(4,921)
(1,487)
82.196
$ 20,376


3 months ending
March 31, 2007

84,983



1,964



26,429
460

26,889


10 000


59,200
11,643
(3,933)
S(1,487)
65,513
$ 189,351


March 31, 2008 December 31, 2007


PREFERENCE SHARES
Balance at the beginning and end of period

Common SHARES
Balance at beginning of period
(Purchase)/Issuance of common shares
Balance at end of period

SHARE PREMIUM
Balance at beginning of period
(Purchase)/Issuance of common shares
Employee stock options
Balance at end of period

GENERAL RESERVE
Balance at beginning and end of period

RETAINED EARNINGS
Balance at beginning of period
Net income
Common share dividends
Preference share dividends
Balance at end of period
SHAREHOLDERs' EQUITY AT END OF PERIOD "


COMMONWEALTH BANK LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(Expressed in B$ '000s) (Unaudited)


CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATINa ActivmES:
Interest Receipts
Interest Payments
Life assurance premiums received
Life assurance claims and expenses paid
Fees and commissions .received
Fiecoveris
Cash payments to employees and suppliers

Increase in loans receivable
Increase in deposits
Net cash from operating activities

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTINa AcnymITES:
Purchase of Government Stock, investments
and Treasury Bills
Interest receipts and repayment of
Govemment Stock and Treasury Bills
Purchases of premises and equipment
Net cash used in investing activities

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCINa AcTIVITIES:
Dividends paid
(Payments)/Proceeds from purchase /Issue
of common shares
Share based payments
Net cash used in financing activities
NET INCREASE IN CASH EQUtVALENTs
CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD
CASH EQUIVALENTs, END OF PERIOD


ASSETS
Cash and deposits with banks~ $ 17,694
Balances with Central Bank ~. 107,992
Government Stock, Investrtents a~nd Treasury Bills 100,130
Loans Receivable (net) 973,384
Premises and equipment 311,867
Other assets 1,415
TOTAL $ 1,232,482

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EaurrY
Liabilities: *
Deposits $ 985,261
Life assurance fund 1 6,472
Other liabilities 25,371
Total liabilities 1,027,1 04
Shareholder's Equity:
Share capital 86,946
Share premium~ 25,734
General Reserve 10,500
Retained eamings 82,196
Total shareholders' equity 205,376
TOTAL $ '1,232,480


$ 20,934
72,609
98,050
954,943
30,912
1,726
$ 1,179,174



$ 935,730
16,184
26,364
978,278

86,951
27,643
10,500
75,802
200,896
$ ,1.179,174


COMMONWEALTH BANK LIMITED
iCoNSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(Expressed in BS '000~s) (Unaudited)


3 months ending
March 31, 2008


3. months ending
March 31, 2007

$ 30,595
(9,399)
21,196
(2,080)
S19,116
1,211
1,837
22,164


9,876
623
43
10,542
11,622

S(1 ,487)

$ 10,135

98,313

$ 0.10


3 months ending
March 31, 2007

$ -27,886
(9,399)
2,215
(808)
2,235
1,502
(7,793)
15,838
(32,605)
47,511
30,744



(19,198)

11,344
(1 ,253)



(5,420)
462


(4,958).
16,679
92,295
$ 108,974


3 months ending
March 31, 2008

$ ~'32,642
(11,880)
2,163
(699)
2,571
1,461
(12,129)
14,129
(20,952)
49,531
42,708



(17,196)

16,514
(1,561)
(2,243)


(6,408)
(1 ,968)

54
(8,322)
32,143
93,543


INcOME:
Interest income
Interest expense
Net interest income
Loan loss provision

Life assurance, net
Fees and other income


$ 35,575
(11,880)
23,695
(2,585)
21,110
----1;571
2,176
24,857


Non-INTEREST EXPENSEs:
General and administrative .
Depreciation and amortization
Directors' fees

NET INCOME

Preference Share Dividends

NET INCOME AVAILABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS


11,410
606
39
12,055
12,802

(1 ,487)

$ .11315

98,323

$ 0.12


AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES
(Thousands)
EARNINGS PER SHARE (3 iOritnS)


COMMONWEALTH BANK LIMITED
NOTES TO UNAUDIFED INTERIM CONSOUDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Three Months Ended Mjlarch 31, 2008
(Expressed in B$ '000s) (Unaudited)

1. ACCOUNTING POLICIES
These consolidated interim condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance
with Intemnational Accounting Standards 34 Interim Financial Reporting. The accounting
policies used in the preparation of the interim financial statements are consistent with those
used in the annual financial statement for the year ended December 31, 2007.

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Commonwealth Bank Limited
("the Bank") and its wholly owned subsidiary companies. The subsidiaries are Laurentide
Insurance and Mortgage Company Limited, C.B. Securities Ltd. and C.B. Holding Co. Ltd.

2. BUSINESS SEGMENT .
For management purposes, the Bank including its subsidiaries is organized into two major
operating units Bank and Real Estate. The following table shows financial information by
business segment:








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PAGE -14, MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008


Caribbean Bottling Co. (Bah.) Ltd


Is seeking candidates for the position of





Responsibilities of the job function include but are not limited to:

* Development of an annual marketing plan in conjunction with the sales
de artment, detailing activities to follow during the fiscal year.
* Manage the Marketing budget and delivery of all market related activity
within the agreed budget.
* Analyzing potentiaJ partner relationships for the company's product lines.
*Conduct market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non
customers.
* Driving. solutions between department teams ( Engineering, Marketing and
Communications)
* Build trust, value others, drive execution, foster innovation and demonstrate
high integrity and loyalty to the brand.

Job Requirements:

* Minimum 5 years of sales experience in the marketing industry
* Proficient in Microsoft excel, word, PowerPoint and other software systems
*Extensive experience in all aspects of developing and maintaining marketing
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Human Resource Manager
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P.O.Box N-1123
NR SSau, Bahamas

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When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me and I'm not here to see...
If the sun should rise and find your eyes filled with tears for me,
I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today..,
While thinking of the many things we didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you...
And each time you think of me, I know you'll miss me, too.
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand...
That Jesus cam and called my name and took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready in heaven fadr aboove...
And that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart...
For every time you think of me, I'm right here in your heart.

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Sadly missed by Wif'e, Antoinette, Sons Jonathan and Theo
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seen improvements since May,
2007.
"The reality is the govern-
ment has don wehtolle 1o >tn

raeltisoed dtheordrams e hoo
hhaovue atot gthen hate th
government has gone a long
way in bringing some samity
to a country that was like a
runaway tramn under the PLP.
"You will see in areas like
education, in health care, in
Ministry of Works, ini local
government, areas where the
governments hs sputthe nuscl
the country forward. And,
yes, we have a lot to do, we
have barely scratched the sur-
face because that's the extent
that the country needed to be
restru tred,"Bhe ToTown
Tenn son Wells faulted the
FNM for not doing enough to
o nsdsste Icoutntry's high
"I think the prices for fuel
costs and food products for
the poor are out of line, the
prices are way up. Something
needsc t be ofd i ab udo he
think they're doing a good job
there.
frileiaseo thetdh 1 billion


investments recently
announced by the FNM come
into fruition, it could soften
the blow dealt to The
Bahamas by the US's weak-
ening economy.
"If they achieve what they
said in the House of Assem-
bly (Wednesday) about $9 bil-
lion (in proposed invest-
ments) I would give them a
B+. Mind you they may be
lucky if they get 10 per cent of
that.
"If they get 10 per cent of
(those investments) they
would have done very well,
ondultd Baopm~inn public
On Wednesday, Minister of
Education Carl Bethel told
Parliament the government
has approved $9.1 billion in
capital investments during the
period of May, 2007 to March,
2008. :
Elcott Coleby, who lost his
bid for PLP chairman earlier
this year, blamed the econo-
my's apparent slowdown on
the government's policies,
adding that the FNM is
"bankrupt" of ideas.
The FNM came into office


'in May, 2007, with a projected
economic growth rate of 4.5
per cent but implemented a
'stop, review and cancel" pol-
icy which "brought the econ-
omy to a screeching halt" and
stagnated this projected
growth, he claimed.
Said Mr Coleby: "Now,
notwithstanding the external
forces that would have
Impacted on the Bahamian
economy, the actions of the
government through the 'stop,
review and cancel' policy
accelerated The Bahamas into
Recessive state," Mr Coey
ar "fer the country was in a
state of recession when un-
employment went up and the
Economy slowed down con-
siderably, the government's
revenue had further declined.
The government implement-
ed no economic stimulus
package, and even the ones
that were in place they can-
celled them," he claimed.
He said the government's
decision not to renew the
stamp tax exemption in
December, 2007I, for first-time
home-buyers was a bad deci-
sion which contributed to the
"fear" consumers are feeling
"''.:noh filed :M r was
the removal of the school
policing programme and not
rlcing it with a viable alter-
naiewhen levels of school
violence were on the .increase,
claimed Mr Coleby.
He also argued that the
FNM is taking credit for a
number of projects that were
on the table when the former
administration was in office.

ple euninw erud samig
they saw was agreements on
paper and they haven't seen
anything mn the ground and it
never reach the Bahamian
people. But I don't know how
e0shor monhn. he 'e tealk
ing about all the projects that
the PLP left in place. That's
all their doing," he said.


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Judicial system
FROM page one
net and, as such, may have been seen to be open to possible mflu-
ence by a member of the government.
"The whole question was about the independence of the judiciary.
One of the main and most vehement objectors was the sister of the
new appointee and one of the current members of the Judicial
and Legal Services Commission. Where (is) the voice of objection
and objectivity now from those quarters about the unpression that
would be seen by the appointment of Mrs Nottage to the Supreme
Court?" the members asked.
The concerns of the US aside, Bar members pointed out that Mrs
Nottage was investigated mn the Commission of Inquiry and was
heavily criticised in its findings. They criticised Chief Justice Sir Bur-
ton Hall and the committee for not taking this into consideration.
"It is unfortunate that more persons who are totally opposed to
this appointment have not committed pen to paper or called in to
talk shows to condemn the decision of the Judicial and Legal Ser-
vI addodn sat on ehat ofidrelar members of the Bar Associ-
ation", grave concern and disappointment was being expressed
over the fact that The Bahamas would be "subjected to embar-
rassment" over the appointment.


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tected sex but life has to go
on. As long as God puts
breath in your body you have
to give thanks and praise.
"'I just encourage people
who are infected don't give
up,- although there is no
(medical) cure there is a cure
in Jesus. All they have to do
is give God thanks and praise
that they have a next day to


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most of it in secret, she said.
She said interested persons
should make donations to the
camp's BEC account.
"Even if it's five dollars
they can give it to BEC in
the camp's name," she said.
There are currently 18
men, 20 women and 17 chil-
dren living at the All Saints
Camp.


FROM page one
I had the virus I was shocked
but I had to take it how it is.
I just asked the doctor, 'What
can I do to keep me living
rather than fretting about it?
He told me all I have to do is
take my medication, eat
healthy food anid get as much
rest as I can."
Mr Harris said he gave his
life to Christ three weeks
ago. He supports his family
through the sale of his craft-
work, which is on display at
the All Saints Camp.
On his healthy one-year-
old daughter and his future
plans, Mr Harris said: "She
isn't infected. (Her birth)
Inade me feel proud and now
I have to give God thanks as
much as I possibly can. My
plan now is to be a father to
my child and a husband to
my wife and help other
patients at the Camp."
He has lived at the camp
for seven years. His wife has
been there for three years.
The Saturday ceremony
was attended by camp resi-
dents and well-wishers from
the community. Adventure
Learning Centre bought the


bride's wedding dress, Ms
Dorris Barry donated the
wedding rings and Ms There-
sa Glinton prepared the food
for the wedding party. Ann
Lever co-ordinated the dona-.
tions.
The Harris wedding is the
first ceremony at the site
since All Saints Camp pio-
neer Father Glenroy Nottage
died in 2003.
Camp administrator Diana
Thompson told The Tribune
it was her mission to contin-
ue the tradition of her pre-
decessor, the late Father Not-
tage, by encouraging couples
at the camp to get married
and lead normal lives.
"(Tony) is a very happy
man, he prayed to God to
bless hint with a child before
he died and God gave him a
beautiful baby girl. It shows
us that God is still moving
through and even~ though
they have this illness they are


still living," said Ms Thomp~
son, who is planning a double
wedding at the camp in
December.
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attached to the incurable dis-


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gun went off during the strug-
gle, hitting Winters twice. He
died at the scene
"'An unknown man wearing
sunglasses and a cap entered the
establishment and pulled out a
gun. He proceeded to harass
customers and patrons demand-
ing money before holding an
off-duty police officer hostage
by holding a gun to his head.
He threatened the officer's life,"
Chief Supt Glenn Miller told
reporters at the crime scene.
"The customer who was shot
was a taxi-cab driver with no
form of identification on him,"
the officer added.
The assailant reportedly fled
in a white rental car, but it has
been reported that the events
w reacaptuedemons Phe or' so
ered the weapon at the scene.
The gunman is described as
5ft 8in or 5ft 9in tall, slimly built
and of dark brown complexion.
Witnesses from nearby store
said they heard two gunshots
and saw people ruining and
screaming.
Police taped off the area from
Madeira to Mackey Street but
an hour after the killing a crowd
of people swarmed the scene
when officers removed the
bo SP Miller said there were
about six customers standing in
line and about three employees
intoed sttre the sthh gunman
The harrowing events left
those on the scene visibly affect-
ed and some received immedi-
ate counselling.
Because the officer was not
in uniform during the robbery,
investigators are not sure if the
culprit knew he accosted an offi-
cer.
Police are also investigating
the murder of 22-year-old
Theron Armbrister of Kemp
Road.
Reports state the victim was
stabbed to death early Saturday
morning while attending a party.
A 23-year-old man is in hos-
pital after being shot over the
weekend.
Police believe the two inci-
dents are related.
Saturday's robbery is the lat-
est in a string of hold-ups by
machine-gun toting men.
Police are investigating a
number of robberies targeted at
low security businesses like con-
venienrce stores arid fast food
restaurants.


Neig bours' terror

OVer cracK HOUSE

FROM page one

Another resident who has lived in the road for 30 years added:
"This used to be a nice area but now all around here is danger, dan-
ger. People are passing day and night. And I'm afraid to be home
on my own."
Deputy commander of drugs enforcement,; Asst Supt Basil Col-
lie, reassures residents that police are keeping a close watch on the
area, and are highly aware of the issues.
He said: "The difficulty is when these old houses are not secured
by the owners, so addicts will use them to take drugs, and in some
cases the addicts may occupy the house.
"We need the owners of the properties to secure their properties
to prevent the addicts from going in. Officers will continue their
checks and if people are taking drugs or selling from there we will
make arrests."
ASP Collie said cleaning up the area must be a team effort
between police and the community, as property owners must take
responsibility for securing their properties, and neighbours should
continue to report crime to police to help them catch eniminals in
their tracks.
He added: "If we are dealing with addicts 24/7 moving about and
using drugs, it is difficult to get there in time after we receive a.
report.
"However, we will continue our patrols in this area until we.
catch them in the act."


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M NEWNSMYRNA BEACH, Fla.
AUTHORITIES say two surfers were injured in shark
attacks in New Smyrna Beach over the weekend, according
to Associated Press.
Capt. Jack Driskell, with the Volusia County Beach Patrol'
says a 24-year-old man stepped off his surfboard in chest
deep water Sunday morning and his right calf was bitten.
Driskell says the man was attacked by a shark. He adds that
the injuries are not life or limb threatening.
On Saturday another man drove himself to the hospital
after a shark bit his foot while he surfed in New Smyrna
Beach.
Mark Pattison, 21, says he was in chest deep water when a
shark bit his right foot. He told the beach patrol that the shark
let go after he jumped off his board and hit it. Pattison under-
went' minor surgery for the bite.

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TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF:
FUEL SYSTEM REPAIRS
POWER STATION SITE
HATCHET BAY
ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation
invites Tenders from eligible bidders for
the provision of Fuel Tank Repairs at the
Corporation's Hatchet Bay,
Eleuthera Power Station Site.
Bidders are required to collect packages
krom the Corporation's Administration
Office, Blue Hill & Tucker Roads by con-
tacting Mrs. Delmeta Seymour,
Telephone No. 302-1158.
Tenders are to be delivered on or before
23rd May 2008, 3.00 p.m.
and addressed as follows:
Mr. Kevin Basden
General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation
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Nassau, Bahamas

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PAGE 16, MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008


WEST END, GRAND
~BAHAMA Old Bahama
Bay by Ginn sur Mer has been
awarded the Four Diamond
Award by the American
Automobile Association
(AAA) .
General manager Bob Van
Bergen said: "We are thrilled.-
This distinction recognizes our
commitment to providing the
service standards required."
The AAA diamond rating
.process is considered one of
North America's premier
hoteb rating s stes. htl
throughout the United States,
Canada, Miexico and the
Caribbean are AAA
Approved.
Status
To obtain Four Diamond
status, Old Bahama Bay
nttrnwienntw c n-dpt seo I
evaluators from AAA visited
the property to assign a rat-
inuring their stay, evalua-
tors determined that the lux-
ury resort's accommodations
wefined arn stls tan amtoarne


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* JOHN BULL, Freeport, GB


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* JOHN BULL, Harbour Bay



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* JOHN BULL., Marina Village
* LA PARFUMERIE, Marina Village
* DOONEY & BOURKE, Marina Village
* JOHN BULL BUSINESS CENTRE,
Robinrson Road



* JOHN BULL BUSINESS CENTRE,


clubhouses, two large mari-:
nas, a private airport, a Monte'
Carlo style-casino, water and
swim pavilions, a beach club:
and ~a spa.
The $4.9 billion Ginn suri
Mer development will served
as Ginn Resorts' flagship.
Caribbean development.


dard property while the phys-
ical attributes of the resort
reflected an obvious level of
enhanced quality throughout.
In January, 2007, Ginn
Resorts assumed operations
of Old Bahama Bay by Gmn
sur Mer.
Ginn Resorts is developing


SGinn sur Mer, a 2,000-acre
resort community adjacent to
Old Bahama Bay that will
contain more than 4,400 con-
dominium and hotel units,
nearly 2,000 single family res-
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* JOHN BULL, Exuma


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ATLANTIS has a new chief day.. plex businesses, and is well-versed dent and area general manager of Caribbean.
operating officer who has taken "It is with great pleasure that I in the high standards associated the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Speaking of Ms Cohen's prede-
over the mega resort's day-to-day welcome Jean to the team," with running luxury resorts and a position she held since 2003. cessor Nan Palmer, who will retire
operations. Atlantis' president and managing hotels." Her former employers credit this June, Mr Markantonis said:
Jean Cohen, a executive of the director George Markantonis said Ms Cohen will be reporting Ms Cohen with helping the Grand "We are so grateful to Nan
Ritz-Cariton in Grand Cayman, yesterday in a statement. directly to Mr Markantonis. Cayman property being voted the Palmer for her eight years of loy-
officially took over from her pre- "She brings a fantastic back- In her most recent assignment, best Ritz-Carlton in the world and al service to our business mn the
decessor Nan Palmer on Wednes- ground in managing large, com- Ms Cohen served as vice-presi- the number one resort in the Bahamas.


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ONLY a month has passed
since ordinary Cubans won the
right to own computers, and the
government still keeps a rigid
grip on Internet access, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
But that hasn't stopped thou-
sands from finding their way
into cyberspace. And a daring
few post candid blogs about life
in the communist-run country
that have garnered internation-
al audiences.
Yoani Sanchez writes the
"Generacion Y" blog and gets
more than a million hits a
month, mostly from abroad -
though she has begun to strike a
chord in Cuba. On her site and
others, anonymous Cubans
offer stinging criticisms of their
government.
But it isn't simple. To post
her blog, Sanchez dresses like a
tourist and slips into Havana
hotol swithWoeb csa tf r forn
hour and she can't afford to stay
long given the price and the
possibility someone might catch
her connecting without permis-
s1011.
It's a testament to the inge-
~nuity and black-market prowess
Cubans have developed living
on salaries averaging $20 a
:month, with constant restric-
tions and shortages.
The connections Cuban blog-
gesare making with the out-
side world via the Internet are
irreversible, said Sanchez, who
This month won the Ortega y
:Gasret Prize for digital journal-
ism, a top Spanish media award.
"With each step we take in
that direction, it's harder for the
government to push us back,"
she said.
On an island where many
censor themselves to avoid trou-
;ble,- Sanchez says Generacion
Y holds nothing back.
"It's about how I live," she
s~aid. "I think that technically,
;there are no limiits. I have talked
about things like Fidel Castro,
and you know how taboo that
can be."
But she added that "there are
.some ethical limits. I would ney-
er call for violence, for
instance."
Since taking over from his
ailing brother Fidel in Febru-
ary, Raul Castro has lifted bans
on Cubans buying consumer
electronics, having cell phones
and staying in luxury tourist
hotels.
While the changes have bol-
stered the new president's pop-
ularity, most simply legalized
what was common practice. In a
typically frank recent posting,
Sanchez noted that many
Cubans already had.PCs, cell
phones and DVD play er s
bought on the black market.


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Life. Money. Balance bothh* ~


CHRISTOPHER JOHN ANSELL (left) and Adrian Michael Anthony Hunt (right) with Chief Justice, his
Lordship Sir Burton H-all.




Young attorneys are


called, to Bahamas Bar


local.Attorney's office. In
September 2006, Mr Ansell
embarked on a Bar Vocation-
al Course at the BPP Law
School in London, which he
passed with distinction, being
called to the Bar at the Hon-
ourable Society of the Middle
Temple in July 2007. After
several months working on
the legal team at Bank of
America in London, Mr
Ansell returned to Nassau in
late 2007.

Studies

In presenting the Petition
fMM RAd ian H~unnt the on
Lorna Sands, Mr Kirk Sey-
mour explained that Mr Hunt
had initially studied for a
Bachelor's Degree in Eco-
nomics at The College of The
Bahamas, before continuing
these studies at the University
of Western Ontario, Canada.
Fle tht iretlurs ed tl rassau

struction business. During this
period, he became interested


ON FRIDAY 4th April two
young Attorneys, Christopher
John Ansell and Adrian
Michael Anthony Hunt, were
called to the Bahamas Bar
before the Chief Justice, his
Lordship Sir Burton Hall.
Presenting the Petition of
Christopher Ansell, the son
of Mr John Ansell and Mrs
Maggie Ansell, Ms Leandra
Esfakis noted that in July 2005
Mr Ansell had taken a 2.1
Honours Degree in Law at
Reading University, England, '
where he was also a highly
suceissfu"r'enmbenr f vth
Reading, he joined the 2005-
20o6roundt;eh-fdorld dC iaT
from South Africa some 4,300
miles across the Southern
Ocean to Fremantle, Aus-
tralia, involving a great deal
of teamwork in often treach-
erous conditions. He had then
spent a further-four months
travelling in the Far East and
Australasia, gaining useful
experience of` other cultures,
before returning to Nassau for
practical groundwork in a


in contracts and the process
of law, and subsequently tray-
elled to England to further his
education, gaining a 2.1 Hon-
ours Degree in Law and Span-
ish at the University of Buck-
ingham, where he also headed
the first pro-bono society for
the University. In 2006, Mr
Hunt went on to follow a Bar
Vocational Course at the BPP
Law School in Leeds, and was
called to the Bar at the Hon-
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mended "three main" tax
incentives to aid downtown
Nassau's revitalization that
it hopes will be included in the 2008-
2009 Budget, and identified specific
areas it believes they will help to
upgrade.
Charles Klonaris, the Nassau


SBy NEIL HARTNELL


THE Gov-
ernment has
;';;fmali n.)

"Jashachus et
Institute of
Technology
(MIT) to con-
struct a
f~r a me w o rk
for sustainable develop-
ment planning throughout
the Bahamas,- a senior gov-
ernment minister told The
Tribune.
Dr Earl Deveaux, minis-
ter of public works and
transport, said: "'We have
formalized an arrangement
with MIT to engage in sus-
tainable development plan-
ning, in a relationship and

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to spark Bay Street revival

* Private sector recommends seven-year real property tax break, Business Licence fee rebate
and customs duty exemptions to encourage rebirth of depressed downtown Nassau areas
'Five core objectives' set out, with Task Force hopeful some results seen by 'fall 2008'
Zones identified for special attention, with private/public sector Task
Force recruiting for managing director to lead transformation


would like to have, and hope they will
be incorporated in the 2008-2009 Bud-
get."
The first incentive/break in this pack-
age would allow property and business
owners in these zones to import free
of all customs duties the materials need-
ed to build, reconfigure, reconstruct
and furnish their properties.
Mr Klonaris said the private sector
had also recommended real property
tax exemptions for a seven-year period,


and some kind of business licence fee
credit according to the level of invest"
ment a busmness/property owner made.
Mr Klonaris said the terms of any
business licence fee rebate still needed
to be "fine-tuned",and worked out, and
added that the Government should
develop a process for expediting per-
mits required by all entrepreneurs and

SEE pae8B


Tourism and Development Board's
(NTDB) chairman told The Tribune
that the proposed incentives package
was "really critical" to reviving
depressed areas in downtown Nassau,
such as the area east of the East Street-
Bay Street junction.
A number of such "zones" had been
identified, Mr Klonaris said, adding: "I
think it's important government incor-
porate the recommendations we have.
There are three main incentives we


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PaCC Of Hutchison's $75-80m Siver Point project to depend on demand


SBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
GRAND Bahama's Our
Lucaya resort saw average
occupancies for the peak
March 2008 month drop 15 per
cent below expectations to 55
per cent, as a senior Bahamas-
based executive for its owner,
Hlutchison Whampoa, said he


was unaware a $250 million
offer for the property had been
rejected.
Jon Markoxiihs, president of
Hutchison (Lucaya) Ltd, told
The Tribune he had not heard
of regiorts reaching this news-
paper that the H~ong Kong-


based conglomerate had reject-
ed that sum for the flagship
Grand Bahama' resort.
He said. "We are not aware
of anything llike that here.It's
not something we know of
here."
Instead, Mr Markoulis said


Hutchison and its hotel brand
franchise partners, Starwood's
Westin and Sheraton labels,
planned to pjut Our Lucaya
"back on a healthy footing" as
soon as the Bahamian tourism
market improved.
Hutchison, he added, had at


year-end 2007 "switched over
from a management to a fran-
chise agreement" with Star-
wood for the property.
Denying reports reaching

S EE page 1L2B


MBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
AN investor whose proposal
for a multi-million dollar fish
farm on Inagua was held up
amid a furious spat with the
former Christie administration
is now hoping the project can
go forward under the new gov-
ernment, his attorney told The
Tribune.
Ocean Farms was listed as


* Aquaculture promoter
dealied by Christie
government believes
Inagua project could
become '$1bn industry'
* Estimates three-year
build-up with 250 jobs
created and markets in
US, Japan and Europe
-to diversify economy



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DEMOLITION of down-
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should begin "any day now",
with its redevelopment into an
upscale $12-$13 million prop-
erty likely to take one year
from when work begins.
Charles Klonaris, the Nais-
sau Tourism and Development
Board (NTDB) chairman, who
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billion, with earnings per share
(EPS) for the period up 11.8
per cent to $0.115 from $0.103
the year before.
Annualised return on com-
alon shareholder equity fell
slightly to-37.5 per cent, com-
pared to 39.3 per cent the year
before, while return on assets
also dropped from 3.9 per cent
in the 2007 first quarter to 3.75
per cent,
"The decline in these ratios


reflected the downward pres-
sure on net interest margins as a
result of the tight liquidity expe-
rienced in the economy in the
first quarter," said T. B. Dori-
aldson, the bank's chairman, in
a statement.
"Diligent management and
the momentum created by the
opening of the Golden Gates
branch in 2007 contributed to
the bank's continued growth.
The Golden Gates branch's
growth, which exceeded expec-
tations, has acted as a catalyst to
our overall performance."
Following last year's three-
for-one stock split, Common-
wealth Bank said its share price
had stabilized in the low $7
range, an increase of 50 per cent.
over 2007 comparatives.~
Commonwealth Bank is pay-
ing an extraordinary dividend
of $0.06 p'er share on April 30 to
shareholders of record as of
April 15, and has increased its
quarterly dividend to $0.05 per
share from $0.04.
"We have made a very posi-
tive start to what is widely
regarded as being a very chal-
lenging year," said Mr. Don-
aldison. "We are obviously con-
cerned about the economic
uncertainty in the US and are
monitoring the potential impact
on the Bahamas through both
tourist arrivals and capital pro-
jNetN o eless, the bank will
continue to serve its loyal cus-
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its resources. It is in difficult
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from $11.6 million the year
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to March 31, 2008, increase by
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THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

wishes to announce that applications are now being invited from all
qualified members who :wish to be considered for recommendation-
-as candidates for the seats to become available on either the board
of Directors or the Supervisory Committee at the 31st Annual General
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"TEACHERS AND SALARIED WO K(ERS CO-OPERATIVE CRE IT
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T H E
Bahamas

has vowed
that there will
be no "sacred
cows and no
unto uch -
ables" in its
ag gressive
campaign to
collect $29 million in past due
loans, some 51 per cent of its
total loan portfolio, its chair-
man warning that failure to col-
lect was pushing the institution
towards bankruptcy.
Darron Cash said that if the
BDB was to remain financially
viable and continue to finance
Bahamian entrepreneurs, it
must collect on its outstanding
arrears,
Mr Cash announced that the
BDB had established a grace
period until May 30, 2008, for its
delinquent clients, allowing
them to make payment arrange-
ments with its loan officers.
During the grace period, the
BDB will suspend all legal
actions and strenuous collection
activities, including issuance of
demand letters. The campaign
will also feature an aggressive
media ad campaign.
aw re otht i hnomal anas
financial climate its borrowers
wee operating in, and the prob-
lems that may hinder their loan
repayments. As a result, the
bank intended to be as sensi-
tivce and reasonable as possible
during the grace period.
After that. Mr Cash vowed


non- performing. Only $27.4
million or 49 per cent are in
good standing."
SMr Cash added that the BDB
had been sustaining losses on a
consistent basis for a very long
time. For the year ended
December 31, 2007, the audited
results will reflect a continua-
tion of this negative trend.
Mr Cash explamned that since
Their appointment on July 1,
2007, the new Board of Direc-
tors had been resolute on two
points to increase the range
of access to funding for Bahami-
ans who wanted to participate
mn their country's advancement
as owners of business enter-
prises, and to develop its exist-
ing business models to remain
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THE TRIBUNE


'Aggressive' collection

campaign for $29m launched,
aS BDB vows no 'sacred COVS
and untouchables' in effort
to remain solvent


that the BDB will spare little
effort in recovering its assets.
Calvin Knowles, the BDB's
managmng director, added that
that the bank was targeting all
clients with delinquent accounts
during the process, even those
accounts which it may have
written off previously.
Mr Cash added that for a
long time, the BDB's record in
debt collection has been less
than stellar.
Absence
"The absence of consistently
vigorous arid serious collection
efforts has given many delin-
quent borrowers the mistaken
perception that repayment is
optional. In many instances,
borrowers with the ability to
pay have simply refused to hon-
or their commitments," Mr
Cash said.
"For various reasons, certain
borrowers have been viewed
and treated as ulhtouchable. As
a respulacof tesaneei oco lc
Bank has been on the inevitable
path to bankruptcy.
"As of December 31, 2007,
the bank's unaudited financial
statements reflect a total loan
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ing to sign a Heads of Agree-
ment with the Government.
Mr Holowesko's client is
California investor George
Lockwood, who had planned
to grow and export a wide
range of fish, mecluding salmon
and assorted shellfish, from the
Inagua aquaculture farm.
However, Mr Lockwood
walked away after he accused
the former government and
certain officials of "duplicity"
and negotiating in bad faith.
Since the change in govern-
ment on May 2, 2007, meet-


ings have been held between
Mr Lockwood and officials in
the new Ingraham administra-
tion, Mr Holowesko said, with
signs that the current govern-
ment is more favourably dis-
posed to the project than the
former administration.
"We're waiting to have the
Heads of Agreement signed,"
Mr Holowesko told The Tri-
bune. "We've been waiting for
it for quite some time." Mr
Lockwood first began seeking
government approval -for
Ocean Farms some five to six


years ago, his attorney saying
he would likely have been less
patient than his client in deal-
ings with the Bahamian gov-
ernment.
Mr Holowesko added that
Mr Lockwood had estimated
Ocean Farms would take a
three-year build-out to become
fully operational, the first year
involving construction, the sec-
ond nurturing fish and the
third to reap the benefits from
selling that first harvest.
"He anticipates that it will
be a $1 billion industry in very
short order," Mr Holowesko
said of Mr Lockwood. The
project is forecast to employ
some 250 persons, selling fish
for consumption in both the
Bahamas and abroad.
Inagua is seen by Mr Lock-
wood as providing the perfect
climate for his aquaculture pro-
ject to succeed, giving access
to a regular supply of cold,
de" ocean ia e tTahnedislan
shipping services provided by
the vessel that comes in once a
week to service Morton Salt
and take away salt.
Listed in the National Eco-
nobn bConcl BeNhC pes

oast wek ,oben and1ml2
lion investment, Mr
Holowesko said of Ocean
Farms: "It's going to cost more
to build. The price of every-
thing has gone up. Mr Lock-
wod thinks it's now $16 mil-
Mr Holowesko added that if
Ocean Farms did go ahead and
come to fruition, it would help
to diversify the Bahamian
economy, providing another
source of foreign exchange
earnings in a landscape where
"all our income seems to be in
the tourism basket".
Economic diversification is
especially critical on Inagua,
gSiven that the island depends
on Morton Salt to provide 6.5.
per cent of fill employment.
Most other jobs come from
either government or spin-off
businesses directly dependent
on Morton Salt.
"It will have the capacity to
sell all over the world," Mr
Holowesko said of Ocean
Farms. "Mr Lockwood
believes he can make fish avail-
able for the price' of chicken.
He thinks there's a huge mar-
ket for this.
"He's a very astute, educat-
ed man and believes he's like
Henry Ford when he started
the automobile. He's doing
something new that no one
else has done. It's something
different. It's not a tourism
development."
Mr Lockwood was said to be
tageing export mar tssas far
believing he could sell into the
latter for $200 per pound. Dis-
tributors are already said to be
lined up, including Whole
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investment No.55 among the
projects approved by the
Ingraham Cabinet since it took
office last May, documents
tabled in the House of Assem-
bly last week showed, but the
project's Bahamian attorney
Willliam Holowesko, said he
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GLOBAL, UNITED LIMTE is looking to employ a CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER.
The sues~sful candidate will be required to meet the following criteria:-


RE:SPON;SIIBILITTIES
*Supervisie all staff, providing general staff management and allocating staff
resources while monitoring professional development,
* Lead financial oversight including budgeting, growth modelling, cash flow

* mr eideeea er Ep dnds esiht or all operational functions.
Cniribute to strategic decisions as a member of the firm's leadership team.
* Develop systems and processes that support the firm's business development
activities,

EDUCATIONr RE QUIREEMNTS
* Bachelor degree or higher
PA designation

EXPERIENCE
* At least five years work experience in. a consulting business or comparable busi-
mess or firm.
* Significant experience in overseeing ~and implementing operations functions,
managing complex proiects isnd supervising staff.
* A pmven track record of entrepreneurship.


Pastry Chef
Candidate will manage and coordinate pastry
production of a volume food operation with a minimum
of 8 restaurant outlets and banquet operation in excess
of 90,000 square feet indoor/outdoor with emphasis on
plated and modern buffet set up techniques.

Extensive knowledge and experience in sugar and
chocolate work, pastillage showpieces and must
be capable of preparing dessert, plated and buffet
presentations. Culinary degree from an accredited
Institution preferred.

We offer exceptional pay and benefits,
Qualified applicants should submit their resumes in writing no later than May 15, 2008 to:
ourluca aobs~d),stanrwoodhotels.com
The Westin and Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort
Attn: Human Resources
P.0, Box F-42500
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Frankl\n Mlichaels, part of
the three-person CDERA~
team, gave a presentation on
the lnitiath~e during Friday's
workshop and explained to The
Tribune: the purpose of the
elent.
"M'hat we are having here Is a
countryconsultation, because a
number of countries hate been
selected as pilot countries,
including the Turks and Calcos,
the Bahamas and Jamaica, the
Dominican Republic," he said.
Mr Michaels said CDERA
avas trying to change the: way
people look at disaster man-
age addedd that the wildely-
held perception is that the
Caribbean does not have --a
disaster management is onl\ a
sometimes thing done by disas-
ter agencies like NEMlA when
the hurricane season comes
around .
It is hoped that through this
mlitv Caibbdeanlaonmt i

ering hurricanes or floods as
major natural disasters, and
start appreciating that various
other hazards can also -have a
disastrous impact on tourism,
he said.
a Mr Michtaees explain fi ead
and adjusted as CDERA travels
to the various countries, and
that the fiala ploant willthen

region. "[It is] important for the
Bahamas, especially when you
consider what tourism means
fo; t;eB hama,otoathn oof ht
ricane on this archipelago, and

we do when something happens
*and what do we do to recover,"
he said.


SBy CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Bahamas Is working
wi~th Carihbbean disaster
response age~ncies to reduce: the
vulnerabiliti of its tourism
industr\ ro natural hazards.
In one-day workshop he~ld at
the: Nassau Wyndham Resort,
and staged by the Caribbean
Disaster Emergency Response
Agency~ (CDERA~). Bahanuan
tourism officials and National
Emergency Management
Autendc lbJEM.~ sataf Jls-
the entire region can better
recover mn the etetnt of a naltur-


al disaster.
The evenr is part of an ongo-
Ing initiative to sensitise the
region on the affects natural dis-
asters can harec on a country's
tourism product. the aimbezing
to prepare strategy and action
plan for Disaster Risk Mlanage-
ment.

Funding
Fundmg for the mnitiative was
pmu\ ded mn p t bpy the I ntrk
(IDB). which gale an 580)0.c000
grant. and by CDERAJ. the
Caribbean Tourism Association
and CARICOMl, which togeth-
er gave another $200,0100to the
ro~ject.


A minimum of ten years golf experience in a managerial
capacity, exemplary customer and human resources skills,
proven experience in cost and revenue management,
forecasting and training.


A minimum of seven to ten years management experience
in a major hotel facility within the engineering field. A ~
Bachelors degree in Engineering. Technological proficiecy
in computer programs, Excel and Microsoft word.


Position requires creativity in culinary, budgetary
analysis capabilities. Knowledge mn writing menus, sanitation
standards and applicable health codes. Minimum of
3 years experience as an executive sous chef in similar
size operation with multiple food outlets in excess of
75,000 square it. Culinary or apprenticeship program
preferred.


A minimum of two years experience as an Asiah
Chef de cuisine in a resort or hotel with multiple food
outlets and 500+ rooms. Thorough knowledge in Thai,
Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisines. Bachelors
or culinary degree from an accredited institution
preferred.


Basic computational and budgetary analysis capabilities
required. Thorough working knowledge in Excel, Delphi
and Microsoft word. Extensive knowledge of sales and hotel
and competitive market. Bachelor's degree preferred. At
least 3 years experience in hotel sales preferred.


A minimum of 5 years experience in accounting,
finance or related field with at least 3 years
experience in the management and administration of
an operational or accounting department. Proficient in
Excel, Word and Delphi. Bachelor's Degree preferred:~


SKILLS
* Strong leadership and management skill;.
*Excellent communication skills
* Outstanding skldls in analysis.
* Ability to manage and advance multiple tasks and responsibilities
time-
* Ability to work in a dyn~amic, fast-paced environment,


at the same


Salary commensurate with current salary scales, skills'
qualifications and experience.

Deadline for Submission of R~sumis is April 30th, 2008

Please forward cover letter and rdsumiC via mail, fax or e-mail to:-


Human Resource Department
Global United ]Limited
P.O. ]Box CBr-13838
Nassau, Bahamas,
Rie: Chief operating Officer


F~ax: 242-377-1261


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GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND
OUR LUCAYA
Resort


EXCELLENT CAREER OPPORTUNITY EXIST FOR



Dint*Cor Of hill**Iil Director of Golf
Candidate will be responsible for leading a 70-member The qualified applicant should be certified from a recognized
team and the overall management of and maintenance of PGA program and must be able to demonstrate a high level of
the entire hotel. Should be highly skilled in all aspects of competence in playing the game. The position involves working
engineering, inclusive of mechanical, electrical, HVAC with a team of dedicated teaching professionals within a golf
systems and related equipment in accordance with energy school and the daily management of two 18-holes golf courses.
conservation and preventative programs.


Asian sous Chef Executive Sous Chef
This successful candidate will assist the executive Successful candidate will support and assist the executive
chef and oversee the day-to-day culinary chef by overseeing the day-to-day culinary and banquet
operations of the hotel's "fmne dining" room, train operations and will train and supervise staff and monitor
and supervise staff and monitor food quality. food quality.


Assistant Controller Sales Manager
Will lead, direct and manage the accounting This aggressive, result oriented candidate will be responsible
Department and produce accurate, efficient and for the soliciting of group business that will enable the hotel
relevant operational information for the Resort. to meet and/or exceed revenue goals in room and food and
perform regulatory audits, formulation, compilation beverage and will be required to conduct property site
and.presentation of forecasts, budgets, financial inspections.
statements and reports.










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BLE

Chief Engineerii, oec ~1~anjger posiin al ailable at
prestigious private island resort in the Bahamas. Minimum
of 5 years of professional experience in U.S.iCaribbean
resortsiprivate clubs. Qualifications should include experi-
ence with power plants, reverse osmosis water generation
systems and general construction skills and management.

Excellent benelts package based on experience level,
including housing.
laterested persons should fax resume to 242-347-5004
or emall to tstewart@catcayyachtclub.com '


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IndiGO Networks is a growing telecommunications company based in Nassau,
Bahamas. The company. has a 17-year history in offering innovative technology
and telecommunications solutions to consumers in The B~ahanias and has an exciting
opportunity for an experienced Systems Administrator.

Applications are invited from motivated individuals who possess a MCSE and have
a minimum of 5 years in a technical support role with experience in the following:

In depth knowledge of Windows2000/2003 server and active directory.
Group policies and administration, user administration, and general security
practices related to windows
Working knowledge of Exchange, DNS, IIS, SNMP, and NTP
Working knowledge of backup software, centralized storage and antivirus
solutions
Cisco Routers, switches (LAN), TCP/IP routing, addressing and troubleshooting

dE per ence with VMWare and server virtualization desired .
Experience with systems monitoring/reporting desired
Good oral and written skills

Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Only residents with the right to work in The Bahamas
will be considered.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes in writing to:

Attn.: Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box N-3920, Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 242-677-1050
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PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT UNIT
CORPORATE OFFICE
ADVERTISEMENT
POSITION
ADMIINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT III
The Public Hospitals Authority invites applications from suitably
qualified employees for the post of Admmnistrative Assistant If
~ bThrainn and' D~ievelopment Uniit, Corporate Office, Public Hospitals

SApplicant must possess the following qualifications:-
Associate Degree in Business, Secretarial Science or related
field and three (3). years relevant experience OR College of the
Bahamnas Diploma m Secretarial Science and five (5) years relevant
experience.
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.
Duties:
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 th'e same.
3. Assists in all required aspects of training and management
within the unit Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsof 'Ptower
Point Programmes.
4. Work on special assignments on behalf of the Deputy Director
of Trainin or anyd Traming Mana er in the unit m order to
ensure weT roun aed exposure and experience.
5. Prepares pro rammes and training materials, workshops,
seminars aini training courses.
6. Responds to oral and written queries as directed.
7. Conducts research, prepares conclusions, com iles and types
statistical reports and spreadsheets as directe .
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
brmng-up system for proper follow-up.
S11. Drafts correspondence and word process documents and
recommendations relative to training requests and in-service
trammig 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, 2 08.


identifies land use objectives,
sets priorities, and implements
sustainable means of achiev-
ing social and economic goals.
Any development small or
large whether local or foreign
direct investment would tie
in closely with the overall
development goals and objec-
tives."
Among the main objectives
suggested by Dr Sabur were
- better environmental resource
management, identification of
areas that needed to be pre-
served and protected, and safe-
guarding Bahamian access to
the sea and beaches.
Basic land use plans, zoning
regulations, sites of public
infrastructure and public ease-
ments also needed to be iden-
tified.
Dr Sabur's paper added:
"Unique planning dilemmas
faced by specific islands would
also be addressed. For exam-
ple, New Providence is chal-
lenged by vexing traffic and
congestion issues, while Abaco
must deal with the influx of
sizeable enclaves of informal
Haitian settlements.
"Harbour Island struggles to
maintain a balance between
historic preservation and mod-
ern development, while the
workforce in the Exumas faces
a shortage of affordable hous-
ing options. Those living on
the island of Bimini are expe-
riencing social tensions related
to the importation of work-
force and the establishment of
exclusive foreign enclave com-
mumities. As schthekfocu o
unique challenges of each
island,cwh le ty ng ito th
and environmental goals."

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tainable and equitable".
The paper added that land
use and infrastructure planning
in the Bahamas had tradition-
ally been "reactive", with the
master planning burden falling
on major private sector devel-
opers and investors. As a
result, development policies
had become driven by invest-
ment incentives and "guide-
lines based significantly on
ability to invest".
"This site-specific, invest-
ment driven model of planning
and pattern of development,
which chiefly responds to those
who come shopping, has result-
ed in significant development
oversight and spatial mis-
match," the MIT thesis noted.
This was especially evident
in the comparisons between
the infrastructure and public
services present on New Prov-
idence and Grand Bahama
when compared to the Family
Islands. These islands were
now experiencing enormous
strain and pressure due to their


increasing, attraction for for-
eign direct investment projects.
"This has resulted in
increased physical develop-
ment and subsequent popula-
tion growth. The explosive
growth and rapid physical
development currently being
experienced on several islands
throughout the Bahamas has
placed extreme demands on
human resources, and has
threatened the environmental
integrity of land and marine
resources in certain areas,"
Dar Sabur's paper said. .
"In terms of development,
the Bahamas currently stands
at a crucial tipping point. If
development is to become
more sustainable and equi-
table, a paradigm shift is nec-
essary whereby market driven,
project-by-project develop-
ment that simply responds to
those who come shopping
requires review.
"The Government -of the
Bahamas should seek to devel-
op a land use framework that


FRMpage B

desi ned to address a shortage
of planning personnel in the
Bahamas, and provide "a com-
prehensive overview of the
changes we ~need to make in
our approach .
Dr Alia Sabur, an MIT grad-
uate, who produced a thesis
paer aons adnnn innttt
this nation had now retched
'a crucial tipping point", and
needed to become more "sus-


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Bahamas Supermarkets Limited operates a leading super-
market chain in The Bahamas. As a market leader, the
Company prides itself on delivering premier service through its
City Market supermarkets, having a strong commitment to its'
customers, associates and community
An opportunity for Management Trainees (Future Leaders)
exists in New Providence and Grand Bahama to join this
maket leader

Reporting to the Head of Retail Operations, the successful
applicants will,
Be self motivated and highly energetic.
Have effective supervisory skills
Be highly flexible and mobile and prepared to work
evenings, weekends and holidays
Have a clean police record, drivers license, good
character references and be physically fit
Have a university degree or currently in final year
Have good communication (verbal and written) and
interpersonal skills
Be numerate and analytical with the ability to
derive information from financial reports
Be a strong problem solver
Have the ability to multi task
Solid functional computer skills with working
knowledge of Microsoft applications
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and
qualifications
If you hav;e what it takes to succeed in this challenging role,
forward your resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
Bahamas Supermarkets Limited
East-West Highway P. O. Box N 3738 .Nassau, Bahamas
Or e-mail to: humanresources@bahamassupermarkets.com

No telephone inquiries please


WATE DN


The position of Island Manager for Nassau is
open. A brief summary of the position is described
below. If you are interested mn applying please
provide, by mailing to P O. Box EE-15043 or call
424-0633, please include in the application a
detailed description of how you are qualified for
the position.

- Management oversight of all activities in the
Nassau operation, administration and ~sales areas.
- Responsible for the profitability and growth of the
market
- Focus on team and staff development
- Cost analysis and cost control
- Ensure compliance with all ISPS, Super carrier
and local security initiativeS

Minimum Re uirementS
* Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in the maritime
field
* At least 5 years of management experience in
the shipping industry
* Excellent interpersonal, analytical,
organizational, and culstorner.service skills.


L


is offering a 4 year Tuition scholarship for a student to

attend The College of the Bahamas




Applicants must:-




SBe graduating from High School in June 2008

Write an essay of maximum 350 words describing the positive effects of the
Banking industry on the Bahamian economy

D ave a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA

SBe involved in academic, campus and community activities.

SBe willing to work part-time and during the summer at The Private Trust
Corporation Limited

SDemonstrate leadership and interpersonal skills

SObtain recommendation by a Principal or a member of the scheei's
Business Faculty
Be BAHAM~IAN


8 Please request tan application package from info(alp~rivatetrustco~oat

8 Deadline for receipt of applications is 16'L May 2008.




Pleasec note thatr Te Pirivae Trust Corporwdon Limited mrese~rve h right to rejec ayr s0n appcrndess.~ Duchise
made by The Private Turus Corporation Limited will be F~LV


c *~t (, *~I1IIII~I ltr dl:(I


customer relations, satisfaction
and retention," said Rick Mur-
rell, Tropical Shipping's chair-
man and president. "While the
acquisition is relatively small in
relation to our total volumes,
adding about 4 per cent to
expected revenue growth, this is
an exceptional strategic fit for us
thiat increases our less-than-con-
tainer-load business into mar-
kets that are important to our
long-term success. We are excit-
ed to expand our service offer-
ings to include the CaribtranS
brand." .
Manny Sola, president of
Caribtrans, will remain in his
current position as leader of the
Caribtrans organization and will


report to Rick Murrell.
Mr Sola said: "We are really
thrilled about the combination
of these two great companies.
This acquisition will continue
to allow our customers and


agents to enjoy the unbeatable
service and reliability that has
been a trademark of both our
companies, while creating new
opportunities for our employ-
ees."


TROPICAL Shipping has
agreed to acquire Miami-based
Caribtrans Inc, a provider of
less-than-container load and full
container load consolidation
services from the US to the
Caribbean and Central Ameri-
ca.
Caribtrans' management
team and headquarters will con-
tinue to be located in Miami,
and the company will remain a
separate brand entity. Carib-
trans will also continue to oper-
ate through its own existing net-
work of agents and offices
throughout the Caribbean and
Central America. "We have
long admired Caribtrans and
'their reputation for excellent


2007


COMMONWECALTH OF THE BAHAMAS


IN THE SUPREME COURT
CLE/qui/01384
Common Law &Equity Division
IN THE MATTER of the quieting TiteleAct,1959
AND
IN THE MATTER OF
ALL THOSE pieces parcels
nube 1oand onhas ln'
a Subdivision of A~llotment
Numbeent a sfthe slnaid l
Essrern Disedct of the Island
la Ne poviene one n ~
of The Bahamls
AND
IN THE MATTER of the Petition
of
NELLLIEA. SAUNDERS

NOT IC E
THE PETITION OF NELLIE A. SAUNDERS in respect of:-
"ALL THOSE pieces parcels or lots of
had being a poarton of Alotment Number
Sixteen (16) ofSandlands Allotments situate
mn the Eastern District of the Island of
New Pnroidence and is bounded as fonows
NORTHWkARDLY by Pine barren or
Golden Hill Road and runnmn thereon
by Mhenl anber Se reen Da5 en
runnian thereon One Hundred (100) feet
soU1iIkARDLY by lndnow orfounedly
the property of &thlehem Securities
Limited and running thereon One Hundred
and Fifteen (115) feet WES'IWARDLY by
a Road Reservation Thirty-four (34) feet
wide ed Nonn hronE~gf ( s)
said Road Reservatin and manning thereon
Twenty-one (21) feet"
Nellie A. Saunders clan to be the owner of the unincombered fee simple estate in
possession of the said land and has made application to the Supreme Court of the
'Commonwenlth of The Bahamas under Section Three (3) of the Quietang! Titles
Act, 1959 to have her title to the said land investigated and the naurue and exent
thereof determined rad declared in r a Cificate ot~itle 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 any be inspected during normal
office hours in the following places:
The. Registry o'f the Supreme Court, East Street North in the City of Nassse,
Bahamas, and
The Chambers of Lockhart &r Munroe, #35 Buen Retiro Road, off Shidey Street,
N~sssau, Bahamas.
NOTICE is hereby givn that ray person having dower or rat to dower or an
Adverse Chain or a ck not recognized so the Petition sM on or before th
expiration of Thirty (30) days after the fmin publication of these presents, file in the
Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or the undersened a Statement of his
clnr a the prescribed form verified by an affidavit to be fied therewith.
Failure of tay such person to file and serve r 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.
LOCKHART & MULNROE
Chambers
S#35 Buen Retiro Road


Off Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner


MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008, PAGE 78


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The Private Trust Corporation Limited





Le al Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS S COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

RAYDEN ASSOCIATES LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation

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

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 25th day of Febru-
ary, 2008.


MARK JAMES SHORTLAND
Vannin, Fairy Cottage,
Laxey, Isle of Man,
IM47JB
Liquidator


PUBL IC N OT ICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that 1, JESTANA CAROLINE CLARKE
1 of Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my name to JESTINE
CAROLINE CLARKE. If there are any objections to this change
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no
later than thirty (30)' days after the date of the publication of this
notice.



Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

SANDOKAN HOLDINGS LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation

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

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 26th day of March,
2008.


JENNIFER BISSON
23-25 Broad Street,
St. Helier, Jersey
Liquidator




Legal Notice

NO TICE


ANCIENT INVESTMbENTS LTD.

IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 ANCIENT INVEST-
MENTS LTD. is in dissolution.

The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 25th April 2008.
David Thain of Arner Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd., Building 2
Caves Village, P.O. Box N-3917 is the Liquidator of ANCIENT
INVESTMENTS LTD. All persons having claims against the above~
named company are required to send their address and particulars of
their debts to the Liquidator before the 25th May 2008.


Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

BIRD NEST INC.
In Voluntary liquidation

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

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 1st day of April,



Kenneth John Simpson
La Motte Chambers
St. Helier, Jersey
Liquidator




Legal NOtice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMR4PNIES ACI'
(NO.45 of 2000)

CAVERSHAM PROPERTIES LIMITED
In VOluntarp liquidation

"NotlCC is hrchcy givecn that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of thC Intem-allonal BUSiness C:ompanics Act (No. 45 of 2000),
CAVERSHAM PROPERTIES LIMITED is in Dissolution."

'Ihe dam~~ of coninincement~ of dissolution is the 26th day of Mfarch,
2()()(

JAMES A RAMSDEN
Harbour Reach
Rue De Carteret
St. Helier, Jersey
Channel Islands
Liquidator


Banca del Sempione (Overseas) Ltd.


Employment Opportunity
Assistant Portfolio Manager

Banca del Sempione (Overseas) Ltd. is looking for an
Assistant Portfolio Manager to join its select team of
professionals.


ResponsibilitieS*

- Asset allocation for customer accountS
- Application of' investment strategieS
- Trading of securities
- Review of performance of portfolios
- Liaison with clients and external portfolio~ managers


Minimum qualification:


- 5 years experience in a similar position
- excellent knowledge of European securities markets
- English and Italian written and spoken fluently
- Bachelors degree or similar
- Knowledge of other foreign languages is an advantage,


Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested
candidates should forward a copy of their resume to:

Human Resources
BSBCa del Sempione (Overseas) Ltd,
P.O. Box N-8159
Nassau, Bahamas


Only persons being interviewed for this position
will be contacted.


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EllSX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIESd AS OF.
FRIDAY, 25 APRIL 2008
13ISX AL.. SHARE INDEX:A CLOSE 1,933.94 1 CHG3 4.87I j %OHG 0.24 YTD -132.81 ( YTD%/ -6.43
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11.80 11.50 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11.80 0.00 1.502 0.400 7.9 339
9.68 9.OO Bank of Bahamas 9.61 9.61 0.00 0.643 0.160 14.9 2.71%
0.99 0.85 Benchmark 0.99 0.90 -0.09 '1,000 0.188 0.030 4.8 3.33
374 2.50 Bahamas Waste 3.50 3.50 0.00 0.289 0.090 12.1 2.57
270 1.30 Fidelity Bank 2.39 2.39 0.00 0.058 0.040 41.2 1.67
13.70 10.41 Cable Bahamas 13.70 13.70 0.00 1.093 0.240 12.5 1.7%
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) 7.13 7.13 0.00 0.428 0.290 16.7 4.07%
7.22 3.60 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.76 4.84 0.08 1,403 0.167 0.052 30.4 1.09
300 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 3.OO 3.00 0.00 0.316 0.040 9.5 1.33%
8.OO 5.94 Famguard 8.OO 8.00 0.00 0.713 0.280 11.2 3.50
13.01 12.49 Finco 12.50 12.50 0.00 700 0.810 0.570 15.4 4.56%
14.75 13.24 FirstCaribbean 13.24 13.24 0.00 500 0.651 0.470 20.3 3.55
1.o s5 Free or oncret. 0.55 0.5000:05 .0 1 .7 0
800 6.86 ICD Utilities 6.86 6.86 0.00 0.411 0.300 16.7 4.3%
12.50 8.60 J. S. Johnson 12.30 12.30 0.00 1.059 0.620 116 5.04%
10 OP. 101 rOi Perrs-.ne Radi Estlji 100 OO g o 00 1 le" 060 86 8 nne
e ~Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securties~

0.54 0.20 RND Holdings O.35 0.40 0.35 -0.023 0.000 N/M 0.0%
Coltna Over-The-Counror Securidleo
41.00 41.00 ABDAB 41.OO 43.OO 41.00 4.450 2.750 9.0 6.70
";eo0 140 hames Suapermarkets 14 60 15.60 140 OTO160 O 90 TN/M 6 0
5k-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NAESS Lit D% Muul u st 12 Months Dlv$ Yield%
1.3081 1.2443 Colina Bond Fund 1.308126"""* 1.25% 5.61%
3.0008 2.6629 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.996573**** -0.14% 13.11%
1.3875 1.2647 Colina Money Market Fund 1.987505-'* 0.90% 3.87%
3.7969 3.1827 Fidelity Bahamas G & Fund 3.7011~""* -2.52% 17.78%
12.1010 11.4992 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.1010** 1.40% 5.72%
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.OO**
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Equity Fund 100.00"*
1.0000 1.0000 CFAL HighGrade Bond Fund 1.OO**
10 ,0...0 63.ac F alelr. Ir~uk -.a u :*..au osr-rTer I. M e ..E -r3.24% -8.24% v ey

5vk-H Hgetr roin p ie I as 52 wek Bi B yIng prc fr ilanna end Fi Ity -9 In Oununlo 07
S2wk-Low Lowest closing price In fast 52 weeks *Ak S Selling price of Colina and fidelity "' 1 1 Ap~ril 2008I
Previous Close Previous day 5 weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price ""* .31 March 2008
Today~s Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported eamlings per share for the last 12 mthe
Daily Vol Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Diviednds per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Clasing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fldelity Bahamas Stock Index January 1, 1994 = 100
(S) 4 for-1 Stoc~k Split Effective Date 8/8/2007


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 8B, MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008


The Task Force has already
produced a job description for
a managing director, who is
likely to be identified and
appointed in two months' time.
He/she, together with a team,
will head up the effort to guide
and oversee the city's revital-
ization, The Tribune has been
told.
Frank Comito, an NTDB
director and Board member,
said the Task Force was hope-
ful that "people will see the
results of some of these efforts
by fall 2008".
"We've come up with some
draft terms of reference
around five core objectives,"
Mr Comito said in relation to
the managing director post.
"The objectives will be
reviewed in the coming
weeks."
The five core objectives


include producing a master-
plan for the sustainable rede-
velopment of waterfront Nas-
sau, drawing on previous stud-
ies by EDAW, the Historic
Nassau Study and Livmng Tra-
dition; establishing an author-
ity or management mechanism,
such as a Business Improve-
ment District (BID), to co-
ordinate the project; facilitating
public and private develop-
ment; and working with the
Ministry of Works and Trans-
port to address short and long-
term issues surrounding the
city's transportation and park-
ing needs.
Mr Comito said the Task
Force would be able to draw
on the research, reports and
opinions put forward on down-
town Nassau over the last 10
years to assist in its work,
adding that there were "a num-
ber of management models
that could be put in place".
The structures used to revive
waterfogt cities-in Florida and
Charlotte would be assessed
to see whether they could be
adopted for Nassau, Mr Comi-
to adding: "Hopefully, we [the
Task Force] will be in existence
for two years. Hopefully, it will
be morphed into a Manage-
ment Authority or something
like that. We're developing a
working Budget for the next
two years.
"We've been given a man-
date to reach out to the various
stakeholders. That includes the
private and public sector folks,
the vendor and retail commu-
nity, the property owners and
the cultural community. We're


going to go through a process
as a Task Force to help shape
this thing. We're giving birth
to the process as a whole right
now."
Mr Comito said downtown
Nassau's revitalization was
"absolutely critical to both the
touristic development of the
country as well as the psyche of
us as a people. The condition
of the city, of our capital,
should be a source of great
national pride. It's absolutely
essential for us to get it right".
Downtown Nassau acted as
the "immediate, first and last-
ing impression of the
Bahamas" for the 1.8 million
cruise passengers who visited
the city every year, and repre-
sented about 50 per cent of all
tourist arrivals to the Bahamas.
However, Mr Comito
acknowledged that currently
"not enough of them are excit-
ed enough to get off the ship.
We want to make them excited
about getting off the~ship, see-
ing downtown and giving them
a taste of what we have to offer
- our historical sites, and
exploring all the island has to
offer. We want them to come
back as overnight visitors".
Cruise passenger impres-
sions of downtown were also
critical to Nassau and the
Bahamas' reputations in the
international tourism market-
place, Mr Comito said, with
'word of mouth' to friends and
relatives proving the most
effective tool this nation could


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become run down and neglect-
ed, with stores and restaurants
leaving for greener shopping
pastures.
Among the zones identified
for special attention, Mr
Klonaris told The Tribune,
were "east of East Street all
the way to Church Street".
Others included the area bor-
dered by Navy Lion Road to
the west, all the way to Nas-


sau Street and Meeting Street
in the south, plus the feeder
corridors for Woodes Rogers
Wharf Frederick Street,
Charlotte Street and Navy
Lion Road.
The incentive package is part
of a wider initiative underway
to revitalise downtown Bay
Street and the city of Nassau, a
project many believe ranks
equally alongside the transfor-
mation of Lynden Pindling
International Airport (LPIA)
in terms of the Bahamas' most
critical infrastructure needs.
A joint public/private sector
effort, it has seen the Ministry
of Works and NTDB commis-
sion a 10-person public/private
sector Task Force to oversee
downtown Nassau's sustain-
able development, both sec-
tors with five representatives
.each. '


'Three main' tax incentives to spark Bay Street revival


FRO pageFO 1B

businesses seeking to invest in
Nassau city
The incentives package is
designed to encourage,
through tax breaks, downtown
property owners and business-
es to reinvest in their holdings,
breathing life back into parts of
downtown Nassau that have


NO TICE

KIMIBERLY MI(ORGAN
IS NO0 LONGER
AFFILIATED WITH
H. G. CHRISTIE LTD.
AND IS NOT
AUTHORIZED TO
CONDUCT ANY
BUSINESS ON
BEHALF OFTHE
COIPAIYY.





I


'HSIBC C

HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) S.A.


g idmmasse __ __ ..~26,976 51,113
R4ee bkauesariing from money-market poiers 12,860,96 12.4356.77
kAmouts duefrom banks 16593,895 14,363,419
Coans scured by mortgages _1.. 1,562,n5275 1.436,287
Securides and preious metals held for trading rpo~ses 2,394 2,962
Fninen ciatinuswse 16,147,574 16,135,214

goodwlI g5,MO 10,__951
kacued income and prepaid expenses 542,531 499,232
Otter iasst 2,343,052 795.590
Total #caga s 67,31709 68.334,103
Total amounts due from Group companies and qualified participants~c~ 86445,644 __3,798 41
tetl ai uor~dntd loans ____ ~ __224,334 262,071


~ Ex-Ginn executive to head, Albany building


b GN-672



MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE
REDEVELOPMENT OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH SPORTS i
CENTRE PROJECT


REQUEST FOR PROPSOAL FROM QUALIFIED
PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING FIRMS

The Government of the. Commonwealth- ofThe Bahamas "through ~the
Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture is requesting proposals from
qualified professional Consulting (EnginTeering and/or Architectural and/or .
Planning firms/consortia with expenence regionally and internationally
to provide Planning Design, Engineenng and Construction Management
Services for the redevelopment of the Queen' Elizabeth Sports 1Centre,
New Providence, ~Thed BahamaS*

It is intended that through sound planning, design, construction, .
implementation, momitioring and management of various components,
the investment by the' Governement in the Redevelopment of the Queen
Elizabeth Sports C~entre will ensure the sustainability and integration of all
sporting disciplines for The Bahamas

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture now invites interested
consultants both local and overseas, to collect for a non-refundable fee of
B$150.00 (US$150.00) the Request for Pro osal (RFP) documents and to
complete and submit same in accordance wth the instruction therein,

RFP documents may be obtained by interested parties as of IVonday 21st
April, 2008 from:

The Civil Engineering Section
1st Floor East Wing
MiHistry of Works and 'Itansport
John F. Kennedy Drive
P.O. Bo N-8156
Nassau, The BahamRS -n .
Telephone: (242) 322; 4830 Extn 4042 ~
Fax: (242) 302 9770
Email: 4howie@gmail.com

between the hours of 10:00a.m and 4:00p.m. Monday to Fridays upon
evidence of the payment of the fee stated above. (Please note that payment
mity be in form of cash, or certified check, or bank draft or money order made
payable to The Public Treasury of The B ahamas)

A mandatory pre-poposal meeting and site visit are schedule for Tuesday, 13th
May 2008 at the Conference Room (1st Floor), Ministry of Education, Youth,
Sports & Culture at 10:00a.m.

The proposal is to be deposited in the Tender Box at the Ministry of Finance
3r~d Floor Cecil W~llace, Whitifield Building, West Bay St, Nassau, The
Bahamas no later that 10:00a.m. on or before TIuesday, 3rd June 2008.


Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports &Culture
Date: 16th April 2008


Amoutedearsingrom one-mbretpper 1_8,728_ 32,113
Aromrrounts; I_ du __ bank _ _ 1 ~29,020) ~__14,234,848
Otheramountsdu to customers 496830,255 39,867,105
Accrud expense and defered kwome 580,7 498,757
vausedlusatmentsand provisions~ __~_~~_~~~ 98,194 42.674
SReserve for general banking risks 683,40 113,440
: Tbtalamounte due 6 3,990435 56,342,585
Sharecmapita 682,780 662,780

ProfitfortheYear 66_.__ ~ _~~_ ~e 5,43 474.327
Yalhrhlr'qiy3,328,681 2,991,518
Total HabiBer 617,3096 58.334,103
l 7t~outa~l monsdueto4irc~dupiliiisnqali fieedpatciet ~__ : _1- 673 721__~_ 430,386


Total subordinated debt
continpsant liabilitiess
Irrwoabletedhiestranted


Wu tremectnon ___
Statement of income
forthteyear ended 31 December 2007


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(******from commissons, products and services
SCamminisin income from credit granting busin ,s
C..mir on icoefrmsoncunres and onvestment acivt ies
Commssin inomefr other services rendered
jCommission expenses
Ltatincome from commissions. productsaend services


'"" -~


____ _____


ONu odrdinry nreults _
ncome a frmsae of financial fixed assets

ToUIMhr ordiincom. reu


TO painting expenser

Gross profit
De rciation of fixed assets


~


ip our opinion, the accounting records and financial
statements and the proposed appropriation of
available eamings complyr with Swiss law and the
company's articles of incorporation.
We recommend that the financial stateinents
submitted to you be approved.
KPMG Ltd
Philippe Cordonier
Swiss certified accountant
Auditor in charge

hwies ce tfd accountant
Geneva 22 February 2008


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~~N~I-~II~~I~IILI~


MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008, PAGE 9B


be responsible for delivering aill
aspects relating to the construction
and development of the 565-aicre lux-
ury community.
"With the start of construction at
Albany, it was time to bring a con-
struction leader like John on board,"
said Christopher Anand, ~Albany's .
managing partner. "We di~e thrilled to
have John he is a fine person and
has experience building significant ~
projects around the world, including
the Bahamas."
"I am honored to be a part of this


"We are very pleased to see Mr
Davies in the capacity of senior vice-
president of construction at Albany.
With over twenty years of construc-
tion manageinent mn the Bahamas and
has recent successful completion of
the Four Seasons resort project in
George Town, Exuma, he brings a
wealth of expertise as well as a
proven track record of working with
Bahamian contractors.
"With Mr Davies onboard at
Albany, we look forward to a very
successful project."


community, which is setting a new .
standard of design and construction
quality for the Caribbean," said Mr
Davies. "I look forward to working
directly with local Bahamian compa-
nies to build what will become one of
the finest resort communities in the
world."

Appointment

On Mr Davies' appointment,
Bahamian Contractors Association
(BCA) president Steve Wrinide said:


ALBANY has named former Ginn
executive John Davies as senior vice-
president of construction for its $1.3
billion resort community in southwest
New Providence, which broke ground
last month.

.Experience
Mr Davies has more than 25 years
of experience in construction man-
agement of resort developments in
the Caribbean and US. He will over-
see all construction personnel and will


at s31 December 2007


ernment has taken the neces-
sary steps, not just to encour-
age but to embrace, the pri-


vate sector moving forward
with the redevelopment of the
city of Nassau."


2000
CHF000


2007
CHF000


834,571 886,333
!Ii._1.?.L: _ . 2,300,141Blb.~~l:j 2,040.511

83,521,288s 61,439,518
_ ___~ ~ 1,936656 450,993
11 841,423 13,347.155


Of rlachet financial ntumns
.- ndeykrlynmounts
-poslider placmentvalues


-negativerpsplacementalu


2007
CHF000


2006
CHFCOD


Sinteret and dividend income 2,151,762 1,644.228
j Inaet and dividend income from investment portfolio_ 875,539 854.965
12( 74.938) (2053545):


, ,
552,3@ 44598


5.2 99
655.888
12.360
) 168.16?)
585,386
231.986

19.946
1.000
6.686
27.632!


1 (678.318)
612.334
) (21.597)

567.465
11.925
) 09.679)


8,762
868.762
16,522
(122,014
772,032
375,070

71,030
2,511



(797,730
976,776
(23,282


852,098
~~ 72>
(52,443


abnj~t praiios ahdi Elonsis
Proft before extraordinary items and taxes
Extraor in~ com.
Etraordinry expense


Report of the statutory auditors
Sto the general meeting of shareholders
SHSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, Geneva


As tstattory auditors, we have audited the
.owunting records and the financial statements
(befence sheet, statement of income, statement
of cash flows and notes) of HSBC Private Bank
( Euisse) SA for the year ended 31 December 2007.
These financial statementS are the responsibility
of the Board of Directors. Our responsibility is to
* x~press an opinian on these financial statements
based on our audit. We confirm that we meet
the legal requirements conceming professional
Squalifidation and independence.
.gr aui sa "ondutdj in acc rdtnce widiuS is
Spanned and performed to obtain reasonable
ansurance abotowe threthe rainaneci t ateant
on a test basis evidence supporting the amounts
and disclosuries in the financial statements. We
have also assessed the accounting principles used,
sgnifcant estin ate rma anbd e ib rano fneanuc t
provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.


The summarized financial information set out above is derived from the Annual Report of IISRC Private
Bank (Suisse) S.A. for the year ended 31 December 2007. The full Report can be obtained from: HISBC
Private Bank (Suisse) S.A., Suite 306, Centre of Commerce, One Bay Street P.O. Box N-4917, Nassau,
Bahamas.


THE TRIBUNE


'Three mnain' taX




i11cC11tiVeS to Spark




Bay Street revival


FROM page 8B .
have.
The NTDB director, though,
reminded businesses and resi-
dents that transforming down-
town Nassau would not hap-
pen overnight, pointing to the
fact that Charlotte's revitaliza-
tion took 20 years from ince -
tion to completiOB*
The most important thing,
he added, was for all Bahami-
ans and stakeholders to buy
into the process, and ensure
they were in for the long haul
via a consistent involvement
and support.
Mr Comito paid tribute to
Norman Solomon' and Fred
Hazelwood for starting the
move to revitalise Bay Street in
the late 1908s, supported by
other merchants and business-
es. Ever since, he acknowl-
edged, the process had been
on a "dual track", with moves
to improve downtown Nassau
accompanied by "seeing itS
degradation for 15 years".
Both Mr Comito and Mr
Klonaris praiscid the Govern=-
ment-;ior its commitmedt'jtO
downtown Nassau', the latter
welcoming moves by Earl
Deveaux, minister of workS
and transport, to set timelines
for achieving specific goals.
Mr Klonaris said: "The Gov-












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REGSCEO TION NTISG TI

R isrtion for Fall~- 2008.
The Office of The Registrar wishes to advise that Oilline Registration for the Fall Semester for all current
students is now taking place. Please visit the College's website at www.cob.edu.bs for further Registration
details.

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Late Registration for the Summer Session will also be online and will take place on Thursday, May 15th,
and Friday, May 16th, 2008. Please visit the College's website at www.cob.edu.bs for further Registration
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STAFF VACANCIES
OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Faculty Advertisements 2008


Cadidates shoulld have at a least a first degree in Law, with no less than an Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent. Possession of a
postgraduate degree and some experience as a legal practitioner is desirable. The curriculum includes all branches of Common Law and
courses pay special attention to the place of Law in Commonwealth Caribbean jurisdictions. The ideal candidates should be competent in


departmental research interests and to publish in reputable law journals.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Associate/Assistant professors Accounting (Northern Bahamas Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Financial and intermediate Accounting, Busmness Mathema.tics, Advanced Accounting, Accounting Theory,
Management, Cost, Fund and Tax Accounting up to the bachelor's degree level. Knowledge of computerised accounting would be an asset.
Professional certification or experience is desirable. The successful candidates should have an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred).
Assistant Professor Accounting (New Providence Cmu)
addaemust be able to teach kinanial and latermediate Accountmng, Busmness Mathematics, Advanced Accounting, Accounting Theory,
Management, Cost and Fund Accounting, Individual and Corporate Taxation, at the Bachelors and Masters Levels. Knowledge of computerized
accounting would be an asset. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in the subject area, tertiary-level teaching experience and
some professional experience. However, candidates with at least a Master's degree in the subject area, a minimum of five years' teaching
experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience will be considered.
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Mathmatis (ew I'rowidence Campucs & Northern Bahamas Cmu)
Caddtsmust be able to teach Mathematics at introductory through final year levels. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in
the subject area, tertary-level teaching experience and some professional experience. However, candidates with at least a Master's degree
in the subject area, a minimum of five years' teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience will be considered.
Assistant Professor Physics (New Providence Cmu
thesucesfl cnddae illdeontrtea strong comantment athabtyto teach undergraduate Physics or Astronomy courses to
science and non-science majors. A Ph.D. in Physics is required. Candidates with research specialties in the following areas are especially
encouraged to apply: atmospheric and environmental physics, condensed matter physics, computational physics, astrophysics, physics
education and alternative sources of energy.
Assistant Professor Pharmaceutical Sciences (New Providence Cmu)
Idea cadidtesmust have at least a Pbb in Pharmacy and professional experience, as a pharmacist. The candidate will be expected to
coordinate a new pharmacy programme and to teach content area as well as professional courses at the Bachelor's Degree level.
In ALL cases, preference will be given to candidates with strong academic backgrounds, teaching and research experience.
LIBRARY AND INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA SERVICES

Librarians (New Providence Campus)

The positions are in the areas of Public Services and the Law Library and report to the Directo5 Main Library and DirectoS Branch Library
Services respectively. The incumbeists should be dynamic, innovative individuals with a strong commitment to service within a diverse
community. The Librarians will demonstrate suKccessfurl administrative experience in a library, sound understanding of emerging technologies
and the ability to use them within the library setting and commitment to developing a strng integrated library service within the academic
envimnment. .
The duties of each Librarian will include: management of his / her Unit / Branch, leadership in short and long-range planning to expand
and diversify library services, development and promotion of library resources and services, budget and personnel management, initiation
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The Librarians must possess Masters Degrees in Library and Information Science from accredited institutions, and a minimum of two year
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will also be required.
Salary Scale: Master's Degree $32,710' $47,710 -
To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by April 30, 2008. A complete application packet consists of:
*An application letter
*College of The Bahamas'Application Form
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a major expansion of its programme oferings, its research activities, and its physical facilities, and to incorporate distance teaching
methodologies into its repertoire of strategies for delivering instruction, all with a view to seeking a charter as a university.
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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

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

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

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

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


The Gerace Research Centre (GRC), formerly the Bahamian Field Station, is located on the shore of Graham's Harbour
on the north coast of the island of San Salvador in The Bahamas. The centre has been in operation since 1971 and offers
facilities for students, professors and researchers from around the world to study in a tropical environment. Since 1972,
under the auspices of the Gerace Research Centre, scientists from all over the world have been conducting research on San
Salvador in Archaeology, Biology, Geology, and Marine Science. The.GRC has 15 buildings on 8 acres of land that provide
accommodation for 200 people, full service Cafeteria serving three meals daily, 10 laboratory/classmooms, a library with
air conditioning, computers, and internet access, a specimen repository, a wet lab with sea water aquaria, a analytical
laboratory, basketball and volleyball courts. The centre provides the basic equipment for researchers and groups including
Vehicles for transporting researchers and students, a fully captained power boat, canoes, SCUBA tanks and snorkeling gear
and basic field and laboratory equipment.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following three year contractual position at the Gerace
Research Centre, begmnmig Fall 2008:

HEAD OF MAINTENANCE

The successful candidate will be expected to reside at the GRC where helshe will be responsible for directing the overall
operations of the physical plant, including vehicles and boats, facilities maintenance and supervision of physical plant staff
and performance reviews. Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project administration of minor
construction/renovation projects around the Centre; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance programme
of the GRC facilities and to establish preventative, predictive and replacement maintenance programme of the Centre's
equipment.

Minimum qualifications include an associate degree in an engineering related area or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years
experience directly related to physical plant management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience,
with considerable knowledge of physical plant management, personnel management, safety and budgetary practices. The
succesflcmniat amust have a sound mchanwh e ac k a ud, including wo kin kowedge of ele rcity mtorse

shop and dive compressor, so scuba certification and knowledge of dive operations as desirable. The successful applicant
must be able to prioritise and perform under pressure mn both a customer contact and administrative capacity. Outstanding
human resource management skills are necessary. Salary is negotiable based upon qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a detailed curriculum vitae and a cover letter of interest, giving full particulars of
qualifications and experience to:
Dr. Thomas A. Rothfus
Executive Director
Gerace Research Centre
grcss~juno.com or tarothfu~gmail.com

c/o TPwmAir
498 SW 34th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
To provide administrative and secretarial assistance which will support the day-to-day operation of the International Languages
and Cultures Institute
SPECIFIC DUTIES laclude but are not limited to the following:
+ To be knowledgeable about the overall operations and responsibilities of ILCI, including contracts with instructors
of ILCI language courses and with musicians and entertainers performing at ILCI events.
+ To assist the Director wGith the general running of the office and supervision of all support staff.
+ To assist the Director, as requested, with preparing and dispatching letters, memos and notices on behalf of LCI.
+ To provide the Director with timely reminders regarding the various activities of ILCI as well~as the Director's meetings
and appointments.
+ To assist the Director with informing students about course offerings and registration of new students.
+ To assist the Director with adequate follow-up of all pending ILCl matters ensuring
timely and efficient completion or resolution of all pending matters.
+ To receive and screen calls on behalf of the Director and ILCI Instructors.
+ To make appointments for ILCI students with ILCl instructors and the Director.
+ To assist with organizing and arranging events, including the booking of venues, the purchase of food, drink and other
items and writing advertising, as well as to liaide, as required, with Communications, Planning, Security, Physical Plant
and any other COB department.
+ To perform any other related duties as required.
SKILLS & ]RESPONSIBILITIES: As well, the candidate should be a pleasant and mature individual who is able to relate
well with all members of staff and faculty of the College of the Bahamas, as well as with the general public.
It is absolutely essential for the efficient and profitable running of ILCI that the Administrative Assistant provide reliable
continuity in responding to telephone and walk-in enquiries, registration of new students, opening classrooms to Instructors
and timely response to any request in the absence of the Director, whose duties include meetings with government agencies
and departments, banks, teaching institutions and private industry to offer and create courses suited to their needs, as well
as attending seminars and conferences designed to enhance language institutes.
Punctuality and a commitment to giving advance notice for planned absences are of paramount importance. The efficient
operation of the ILCI office and classrooms requires organization, flexibility and a talent for multi-tasking. Computer literacy
and a good working knowledge of EXCELL are a must.
REPORTS TO: Director, Int'1 Languages and Cultures Institute
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent with no work experience, or Associate Degree in relevant area
with ten (10) years work experience.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter along with a detailed resume and up-to-date transcript to the address below
by Wednesday, May 7, 2008 to:
The Diretor
Human Resources Department
OR
brapply~ob.edul.bs




WORLD ASSOCIATION OF CHEFS' SOCIETIES


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Thle College of Ole Bahamas








> Certified as an Executive Chef(CEC) by the American
Culinary Federation (ACF).
i, Has traveled and worked in exrotic locations I~ke:
Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, Iraq, Colorado and Chicago.
Has worked as a Baker, Pastry and Executive Chef.

>; Has had extensive experience as aCulinary Instructor
at his alma mater First Coast Technical Institute and
US Navy carrier ChefS @ Sea program.

Sessin Infomation:

TUESDAY 9:30 A.M. 12:3 P.M. 6:00 P.Mc. -0O 00 RM
APRIL 29TH 2008 THE PROFESSIONALCHEF & CERIFCATIO THE PROFESSIONAL CHEF & CEaRTIFCAni0
WECNESDAY 9:30 A.M. 12-30 P.M. 6 00M P.ur 9 00 P.M.
APRIL 30M, 2008 MEDITRRANAN CUISINE CURRENT CULNRY TRENDS
THURSDAY 9:30 .- 12:30 P 600 p.U.-900 p
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$39,460 $61,960
$42,160 $69,160


Interested camndidates should submit the following informaion for considerdrion:

The College/University of The Barhamas Emlployment Applicatior,
A Comprehensive Resume
Official transcripts
Three work references
All information should be addressed to:
The Director, Human Resource
The College of The Bahamas
I! O. Box N-4912
Nassalu, N. P., The Bahamas
Falcsimile: (242) 302-4539
E-mail: hrapply @cob.edu.bs
Web Site: www.cob.edu.bs

The appication deadline Is Friday May 16th 2008.


BAHAMAS CULINARY ASSOCIATION(BCA) MEMBERS:
$30.00


GENERAL PUBLIC:
$40.00


STUDENTS:
$20.00


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THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS
CENTRE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND EXTENSION SERVICES

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SUIVMER SEMESTER 022(08

COURSE SEC COURSE
NO. NO. DESCRIPTION TIME DAY START DUR FEE

ACCOUNTING 60p-
ACCA900 01 ACCOUNTING FOR BEGINNERS I 18:00pm IMon/W~ed 5-May 10wks 250
6:00pm-
ACCA901 01 ACCOUNTING FOR BEGINNERS II (8:00pm IMon/W~ed 5-May 10wks $275
6:00pm-
ACCA902 01i ACCOUNTING FORBEGINNERS III 8:00pm Tues/Thursl 6-May 1 0wks $300

BUSINEss
9:30am-
CUST900 01 SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SER. WIS 4:0m Thurs 22-May 1 iday $170
BUSl900 01 CREDIT AND COLLECTIONS I 9:00pm Thurs 15-May 8 wks $225
6:00pm-
BUSI901 01 CREDIT AND COLLECTIONS1 I 9:00pm ITues 13-May 8 twks $250

COMPUTERs
6:00pm-
COMP901 01 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I 9:0m Mon 5-SMaY 9wks $450
10:00am-
COMP901 02 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I 1:30pm ISat. 10-May 9 wks $450
COMP902 01 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II 1:0 Thurs 8-IMay 9wuks $50
6:00pm-
COMP941 01 IQUICKBOOKS 19:00pm ITues 6-gMay 6wks $330
6:00pm-
COMP953 01 I.PC UPGRADE & REPAIR 18:00pm IMon/Wed 12-May 9 wks $500
9:30am-
COMP960 01 MICROSOFT POWERPOINT )4:30pm JThurs 29-May 1 day $170
9:30am-
COMP930 01 WEB PAGE DESIGN WORKSHOP 14:30pm IThurs 12-Jun 2days $550

COSMETOLOGY
6:00pm-
COSM802 01 MAKE UP APPLICATIONS 9:00pm Mon 12-May 8 wks $225

DECORATING
6:00pm-
FLOR800 0 1 FLORAL DESIGN I 90p Thurs 8-&May 10 wks $225'
6:00pm-
FLOR801 0 1 FLORAL DESIGN 11 19:00pm ITues 8-SMay 10 wks $250
6:00pm-
DECO801 01 INTERIOR.DECORATING II 9:00pm Wed 14-May 10 wks $225
6:00pm
DECO800 0 1 INTERIOR DECORATING I 19:00Pm Tues 6-May 10wuks $225
ANAIAL CARE
6:00pm-
ANIM800 01 DQG GROOMING .I 9:00pm ITues `I13-MaY8 wks $350
ENGLISH
6:00pm-
ENG900 01 EFFECTIVE WRITING SKILLS 9:00pm Tues 8-May 8 wks $300
HEALTH AND
FITNESS
6:00pm-
MASG900 01 MASSAGE THERAPY ESSENTIALS I 9:00pm IThurs 14-eMay 1 0 wks $465
6:00pm-
MASG901 01 MASSdGE THERAPY ESSENTIALS II 9:00pm IMon 12-May 1 0 wks $620
9:30am-
BWAX900 01 BODY WAXING WIS 4:30pm ITues 20-May 2 days $300

DANCE
.r: ; .:~: a~ :(:7!00pm-
DANC900 01 BAHAMIAN DRUMMING & DANCING 9:00pm ITue 6-gMay 10 wks $275
6:30pm-
DANC901 01 BALLROOM DANCING 1830pm IWed 14-May 1 0 wks $275
9:00am-
DANC902 0 1 LITURGICAL DAN`CING 11i:00am Sat 10-May 1 0 wks $275

MANAGEMENT
6:00pm-
MGMT960 01 HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT I 19:30pm Thurs 8-BMay 9wks $250
6:00pm-
MGMT901 01 HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT II ` 9:30pm IMon 5-May 9wks $300
SEWING &
CRAFT
6:00pm-
SEW800 0 1 BASIC FREEHAND CUTTING I 19:00pm IMon 12-MaY 1 0 wks $225
6:00pm-
SEW805 0 1 DRAPERY MAKING I 9:00pm. Tues 13May 10 wks $225
6:00pm-
CRA900 0 1 JEWELRY MAKING 18:00pm IThurs 8-BMay 10 wks $250


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COMMUNICATION: A KEY rO GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING



COURSE OFFERING: SPRING 2008 Beginning May 5'h

.CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH I and II
CONVERSATIOl'tAL HAITIAN CREOLE I and II
CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH I and II
CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN I
CONVERSATIONAL MANDARIN I, II and III
SURVIVAL MANDARIN FOR BUSINESS
SURVIVAL MANDARIN FOR THE OLYMPICS
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I

LOCATION: Munnings Building (next to KFC at COB Roundabout): Room 16

DU~RATION: 3 hours per week (2 sessions of 1 and V2 hours) for 10 weeks
Total course hours: 30 hours


TELEPHONE 302-4584 or 302-4587
E-MAIL: ilci@cob.edu.bs


PLEASE CALL US F;OR ALL COURSE TIMES AND FORMS


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MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008, PAGE 11B


Mr Klonaris telling The Tri-
bune that he and his brothers
believe the area is "ripe for a
combination of retail and mari-
na", given the natural harbour
and protection it enjoys.
The NTDB chairman added
that he hoped the project
would bring a renewed "focus
on the derelict buildings east of
East Street, attracting investors
and companies back to the
area.
The Klonaris brothers' pro-
ject will tie in nicely with the
Government and private sec-
tor's plans to revitalise and
transform downtown Nassau
aird Bay Street, the NTDB
chairman saying that the inten-
tion was to "extend the water-
front" from Navy Lion Road
going east and make it solely
for pedestrian use. .
Woodes Rogers Wharf was
being eyed for transformation
into a hlib for restaurants, cafes
and bars, "activities that will
keep the city going late into
the might .
The area to the east of the
Betty K dock, where the gov-
ernment publications building
currently sits, was being looked


at as the site for a dock where
ferry services could transport
people to and from Paradise
Island, and also for water taxis.
Mr Klonaris said a key short-
term issue to be addressed was
the lack of parking in down-
town Nassau, along with the
area's transportation needs.
"It is so important to find a
solution to this vexing prob-
lem quickly," Mr Klonaris said
on parking. "That's the thing
causing locals not to come
downtown."
Another issue at the fore-
front is how to deal with the
number of abandoned, neglect-
ed and derelict properties in
downtown Nassau.
Mr Klonaris said the solu-
tion to this was likely to take
the form of legislative amend-
ments and changes, plus the
private sector working closely
with the Aritiquities, .Monu-
ments and Museums Corpora-
tion on identifying these prop-
erties.
"This is especially important,
particularly in downtown,
where you see so many prop-
erties being neglected," he
added.


ENQUIRIES: Contact the Coordinaor at Tel: (242) 3255714 1(242) 328-0093 132819950 1M32400 Ked. 202 or ermal acurrypob.edu.bs
All fees are included with the exception ofthe applkation fee of $40.00 (onetime).
CEES reserve the right to change Tuition, Fees, Coucrse Content, Course Schedu~le and Coursne Materials.


IfNT1'ERINATlION AL
LA NG Ul:AGES
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PRICE:


$ 250.00 per course


FROM page 1B

they expected to obtain all the
permits needed for the demo-
lition imminently.
He told The Tribune: "We
should be starting the demoli-
tion soon. We're just waiting
on the permit, which I under-
stand should be coming any
day now. It should move very
quickly and there's no stop-
ping now.
"Hopefully, a year from
now, we'll see a major devel-
opment in downtown that will
act as a major catalyst for
development in a depressed
areas. It will take 12 months
from the day we start to rede-
velop. That's what they tell
us." -
'Mr Klonaris said that togeth-
er with the combined 14 retail
outlets and restaurants that the
redeveloped property, Eliza-
beth on Bay, will incorporate,
the whole project will involve a
$12-$13 million investment and
create 80 full-time jobs when
completed.
A mini-marina is also
planned for the development,


THE INTERNATIONAL
LANGUAGES AND
CULTURES INSTITUTE

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GO VERNME~NT

NOTICE G;7

MINISTRY OF HEALTH & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
TENDER FOR THE EXTENSION OF THE
FLAMINGO GARDENS CLINIC


The Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health
& Social Development invites suitably qualified com-
panies to submit bids to provide construction services
for the extension of the following Community Clinic in
NOW Pr0Vidence.

Flamingo Gardens Clinic.

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

Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes
marked "Tenders for Construction Services" and
delivered on or before May 9th, 2008 to:-

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health &i 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.


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007II


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Common Law and Equity Division


IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

AND

IN THE MATI'ER OF ALL THAT piece parcel
or lot of land containing 4,659 squame 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 Thmee 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.h hundred thc4 (9L145) N~eet and on th~e West
by land reputed to be the property of one Bullard
and running thereon Forty-seven and Sixty-five
hundredths (47.65) Feet.

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Charles C. Rolle

NOTICE

THE PETITION OF; CHARLES C. ROLLE in respect of:-
"IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel
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 byr land reputed to be the property of
'Naomi Rolle arid 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 odf 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 mnspected during normal office hours in the following
pae:1. The Regsr of the Su reme Coisrt, East
Street ~ot in the Cit of Nassau,
Bahamas; and
2. The Chamber's 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 Claim or claim
not recognized in the Petition shall on or before the
exiation of Thirty (30) da s after the final publication
ohese 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
therewith.
Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement of
his Claim on or be ore the expiration of Thir~ty (30) days
after the final publication of these presents will operate as
bar to such claim.

LOCKHART & MUNROE
Chambers
#35 Buen Retiro Road
Off Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner


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P-AGE 12B, MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008


the current franchise arrange-
ment is that under the latter,
Hutchison now controls and
manages the resort's employ-
ees. It still keeps the Westin
and Sheraton brands, and the
management arrangement.
"We think they didn't do
such a good job," Mr Mark-


oulis said, when it came to
managing Our Lucaya's
employees.
While the 478-room Shera-
ton and 740-room Westin con-
tinue to be down on occupancy
levels, Mr Markoulis added
that hotel occupancies and
room rates were down across
the Bahamian hotel industry
as a result of the US economic
downturn, sparked by that
country's housing market and
credit/liquidity crunch.
"We finished March averag-
ing about 55 per cent, 15 per


cent below what we expected,"
Mr Markoulis told The Tri-
bune of Our Lucaya's occu-
pancy levels.
]t~Oblem

"Occupancies are a problem
for all hotels in the Bahamas
right now. Our drop is no
worse than Atlantis's on a per-
centage basis, but is not what
we'd like. Arrivals are down,
room rates are down all over
the place." .
The loss of the 1,000-room


Royal Oasis from Grand
Bahama's total hotel room
inventoiy for the past three-
and-a-half years representing a
potential 365,000 room nights
per year, had negatively
impacted airlift into the island,
Mr Markoulis said.
The Hutchison (Lucaya)
president explained that while
there were enough seats on air-
lines servicing Grand Bahama,
the island's airlift scope was
not broad and diverse enough
in terms of the cities it reached.
Mr Markoulis said the Sher-
aton's rating as the number
one hotel by Parents magazine
was a "big boost" for the prop-
erty, and the hotel was "hoping
to translate that into rooms"
filled by families.
On Hutchison Whampoa's
plans for Our Lucaya, he
added: "We want to put this
back on a~healthy footing as
soon as the market allows us.
We're just doing the best we
can to maintain it."
Meanwhile, Mr Markoulis
said Hsitchison's planned 120-
unit, luxury Silver Point resi-
dential community was going
out to re-bid with contractors
"as weisopeale'de he pae nof con-
demand from the key US mar-


ket.
Indicating that Hutchison
did not want construction to
outstrip the likely market
demand, Mr Markoulis said he
did not think that Silver Point
would be completed "any
sooner" than three years from
the start date.
"A lot depends on the shape
of our primary market," Mr
Markoulis said, in reference to
fears the US could fall into
recession.
"We'll probably do all the
infrastructure up front, so
we're in a position to move
pretty quickly, but vertical con-
struction depend's on how the
market is."
Hutchison has split the con-
struction work into separate
packages, with the tenders for
the marine and underground
work going out last week. The
vertical construction tender
will be released this week.
-"We expect the bids will
take about two months to
come back," Mr Markoulis
said, adding that the total con-
struction cost was likely to be
about $75-$80 million.
The 120 units will be sold at
pri snralngn filoaml I90
their own individual dock slips.


IN THE SUPREME COURT


CLE/qui/00199


-IE~* L11Cr

VacanCy for a
Sales and Mlarketing Project Director


Overall Responsibilities


Onsite coordination of sales, sales administration and marketing
~Achieveme~nt of targeted sales volume and maintaining inventory
Develop future (MVCI) managers and implement self development programs
implementation Of tour efficiency and building of strong team values
Forecasting and budgeting of annual sales targets
Ensuring communication between personnel and others
Providing weekly report and updates to Ritz-Cariton/MCVI Corporate offices


Esseantial Job Functions


Monitor and evaluate sales and marketing processes
Monitor and evaluate specific sales and marketing field operations best practices, policies and
guidelines
Monitor and evaluate structured sales and marketing presentation training
Review all sales and marketing assumptions in the feasibility process, ensuring strategic and
operational reasonableness, comparability among PE:PS, budgets, forecasts and LRP


College de ree
Minimum of ten years in marketing vacation ownership
Minimum of five years in management of sales, marketing and/or administration
Excellent communication, listening and organrizational skills
Ability to communicate effectively at senior management level
Strong leadership skills
Ritz Cariton Club experience' preferred

Please send resume to the attention of: Director of Human Resources
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
P.O. Box AB-20571
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Bahamas
OR
Email: humanresources~theabacoclub.com


FR OM page~ 1B

The Tribune that Hutchison
was in talks with Marriott to
replace Star wood as Our
Lucaya's management/operat-
ing partner, Mr Markoulis
explained that the difference
between a management and


Qualifcations







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Photo: (left to right) Mark Richford, Larry Glintoln, Pierre Colle, Shawn
Forbes, Jan Mezulanik, Yves Lourdin, Felicity Humblestone Dir. of
Development-C.O.B., Marilyn Cambridge and Eric Messmer.


~rPICTE T

Pictet Bank & Trust Limited is pleased to offer a four (4) year
Scholarship (tuition and books) for one (1) Bahamian Student to
attend The College of the Bahamas
Criteria for Applicants:
Graduate from High School in June 2008 with a Grade Point
Average of at least 3.0 .
Obtain a letter of recommendation from, the School Principal
or a member of an Academic Faculty
Acceptance mitb the Baniking / Fmnance Bachelor'S Degree
Program. at Tjhe College of the Bahamas
Maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0
Provide a Resume that demonstrates good interpersonal skills,
effective: leadership and social involvement in community
activities
Write an essay (500 wor-ds maximum) describing the positive
effects of the International Banking Industry to the Bahamian
Economy
*Be willing to work at Pictet Bank & Trust Limnited during the
summer holidays
Send Applicadtions to:-
]Humnan Resources Manager
Pictet Bank & Trust Limited
Building 1, Bayside Executive Park
West Bay~ Street & Blake Road
P.O. Box N-4837
Nassau, Bahamas
Deadline for receipt of applications is 23rd May, 2008
The final decision to award this Scholarship rests entirely with Pictet Bank & Trust Limited.


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Bayside Executive Park
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West Bay Street and Blake Road
P.O. Box N-4837
Nassau, Bahamais
Tel. (+1 242) 302-2222
F~ax (+1 242) 327-6610
www.pictet.com


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