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Title: The Tribune
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Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: May 3, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
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GOVERNMENT has agreed
to make an ex-gratia payment
of $1 million to victims of the
tragic 2003 collision between the
Sea Hauler and United Star.
Minister of Maritime Affairs.
and Labour Dion Foulkes
announced yesterday that the
Office of the Attorney General
is now- determining specific
amounts to be offered to each
victim. It is anticipated that the
process will be completed with-
in one week.
It is not the $12 millionthe
Sea Hauler victims were-
demanding earlier this year, but
spokesperson for the victims


Mr Bain said this money
comes at a time when it is
!'extremely needed" by the vic-
tims.
"We can use this to help some
people to not get evicted and
we can use it for those who need
surgery," he said.
While the payment is very
much appreciated and a "good
first step", Mr Bain said that
when it is divided among 16 to
18 victims, the money will unfor-
A BAHAMIAN Defence Force vessel patrols around the MV United Star and tunately not stretch very far.
the MV Sea Hauler after the two vessels collided on August 2, 2003, in Of the 25 persons who were
waters off the southwest coast of Eleuthera. badly injured in the collision
nearly five years ago, only 16 to
-Lincoln Bain told The Triburie hard and very exhausting fight. 18 haveput in claims, Mr Bain
yesterday that the payment is But once again the prime mnn- explained.
"very reasonable and very fair." ister has proven to us that he is a SEE page10
"It's been a very -long, very man of his word," he said.


Too early to judge us, says FNM deputy chairman


_ By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
THE government's five-year agenda can-
not be properly assessed solely from its first
12 months in office. FNM deputy-chairman
Senator Anthony Musgrove said Friday.
He made this statement as a special guest
on Love 97 FM's radio talk show Issues of


the Day where he, along with fellow deputy-
chairman Michiel Turnquest and PLP chair-
person Glenys Hanna-Martin debated the
government's effectiveness thus far.
The government was berated for the
country's grapple with violent crime and a
"stalled" economy.
Said Ml Musgrove: "The FNM was elect-
ed on an agenda, and you cannot carry an
agenda out in a 12-month period and no-one


is apologising for our noi being able to deliv-
er what we plan to do in five years in 12
months.
"You have the previous administration,
who had five years, and now they are asking
us to give an account on what we have done
in one year when we are in a climate that is
SEE page 10


Reports: Mariah Carey marries actor Nick Cannon I


INTERNATIONAL superstar
Mariah Carey married her actor-
musician boyfriend Nick Cannon
in a quiet ceremony on Winder-
mere Island, Eleuthera, earlier in
the week, according to reports.
The singer and her younger
beau reportedly obtained a mar-
riage licence from the Adminis-
trator's Office in Governor's Har-
bour sometime this week, a
source on the island said yester-
day.
Several celebrity websites


'No Bahamian students

in pornographic videos'
0 By PETURA BURROWS -
Tribune Feature Writer
pburrows@tribunemedia.net
THE high-tech crime division of the Central Detective Unit
(CDU) has concluded that pornographic videos made by school-
children wearing uniforms do not involve Bahamian students. The
investigation into the matter has been closed.
At an informal press briefing yesterday, Asst Supt Paul Rolle,
head of the high-tech crime division, revealed that the students in
the videos appeared to be dressed in uniforms similar to uniforms
worn at three Bahamian schools.
However, after visiting these schools and speaking with offi-
cials at the Ministry of Education, it was concluded that the uni-
forms in the video were not any of the schools in the Bahamas.
"A lot of these schools have similar uniforms...so we start with
the Ministry of Education and they tell us alright, this looks like a
certain school. Some [of the schools] are private as well. I think the
SEE page 10


reported the 39-year-old singing
sensation wed her 27-year-old
lover at her second home in
Eleutheir on Wednesday.
Although the couple have
been dating for only twvo months,
Carey made headlines after she.
was photographed wearing a $2.5
million diamond engagement ring
last weekend at a film premiere in
New York.
SEE page 10


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
TWO Haitian men were
remanded to Her Majesty's
Prison yesterday after being
arraigned in Magistrate's Court
on a manslaughter charge.
Ticonpaix Blanc, 24, and
Flerison Petit-Shal, 29, both of
Port-de-Paix, Haiti, appeared
before Chief Magistrate Roger
Gomez at Court One, Bank
Lane, charged in the death of
an unidentified male.
SEE page 10


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
IMMIGRATION officers
across the country walked off
the job yesterday in protest over
a long list of grievances, includ-
ing overdue promotions.
Staff at the airport were said
to be off the job for two hours,
while immigration department
workers at Hawkins Hill were
out for three. It was also alleged
that Freeport airport was affect-
ed.
Bahamas Public Service
Union president John Pinder


Subway death: man likely to

appear in court on Monday

A 27-year-old man is expected to appear in Magistrates Court on
Monday charged with the murder and attempted armed robbery at
Subway sandwich restaurant in Palmdale on Saturday.
The man, accused of holding up Subway in Madeira Street with
a sub-machine gun and killing 63-year-old Hubert Winters, will face
charges for murder and attempted armed robbery as well as 12 oth-
er serious counts, including theft of vehicle and armed robbery.
The Bahamian man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was
arrested at his home on Wednesday morning, four days after the
brutal killing.
Police Chief Supt Glenn Miller said: "I would like to commend
the detectives, the homicide team, the armed robbery team, and
officers at the scene of the crime for putting this together.
"I think they did a stellar job. I would like to commend them for
that. It was good team work."
Taxi-driver Hubert Winters was shot dead with a sub-machine
gun in an attempted armed robbery at Subway on April 26.
The restaurant has been closed until further notice to attend to
the emotional needs of staff.


claimed that "total slackness"
on the part of management in
failing to address staffs numer-
ous concerns contributed to the
walk-out.
Many protesting workers
called into question the effec-
tiveness of the directorate and
the minister of state at the
department.
Minister of State for Immi-
gration Elma Campbell, who
pulled up to the building in the
midst of the protests, told the
press that she was "really, real-
ly surprised" to see the action.
SEE page 10


It smells
sewer bad!

By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
A FOUL sewer odour
forced the Bahamas Trea-
sury department to close
early yesterday as workers
were unable to perform
their duties in the build-
ing.
When The Tribune
arrived at the building -
which is in the British
American Financial Cen-
tre on King Street, just
across from the Pirate's
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Mr Gibson hosted the meet
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stituency's two newest polling
divisions.
He said: "Prior to the last
election these divisions were
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so while the other residents of
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and what I stand for, these
people did not know me as
well.
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regular basis so-the-residents
and the constituents could get
Sto know their MP. and so that
I could in turn find out what
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SSidney Barr, a Golden
Gates resident for 28 years,
said the PLP MP has played
an instrumental role in ensur-


ing that young people have
access to a computer lab and
sponsored IT courses for peo-
ple in the community. Mr Gib-
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lishing the crime watch
scheme, cultural festival,
mothers and fathers day cere-
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community development asso-
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Mr Barr said: "I think he
has changed the concept of
representation for Golden
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Which candidate
do you think
will win the.
Democratic
presidential
nomination?

*: By REUBEN SHEARER

NEXT Tuesday Senators,
Barack Obama and Hillary
Clinton will face off in two
crucial Democratic primaries
in North Carolina and Indi-
ana. With 126 delegates at
stake, The Tribune asked
Bahamians which candidate
they feel could seal the deal.
Every responded said that,
based on the demographics in
North Carolina, which has a
strong African-American pop-
ulation, and the polls in Indi-
ana, Senator Obama will pre-
vail.
However, each person not-
ed that while their preference
leans towards the Illinois sen-
ator, they would be satisfied
with a win from either Demo-
cratic candidate, so long as
Republican nominee John
McCain does not win the
White House.
Playing dominoes under a
veranda where the cruise ships
dock and watching US elec-
tion coverage was Dave Bast-
ian, a taxi-driver.
He told The Tribune that
he is enthusiastic about the
race because there is a serious
black candidate and the first
woman running for the White
House.
"The US has only known
one line of politics," he
said. "But Obama represents
everybody -not only the young
and old, but also blacks and
whites, the rich and poor."
He added that the only
reservation he had about the
Illinois senator's bid for the
presidency is that he has been
seeking approval of legislation
called the "Stop Tax Haven
Abuse Act", which prevents
Americans from depositing
money in offshore banks.
With financial services being
our number two industry, said
Mr Bastian, ratification would
mean "wealthy Americans are
going to withdraw their mon-
ey from our banks, which will
eventually collapse."
Senior citizen of Port Nel-
son, Rum Cay, Shirley Stra-
chan, is basing her support for
Senator Obama on his 'gen-
uine' character.
"He seems to be real, and I
like him," she said. "He's
young, and it's about time the
young people got a chance.".
As to whether Senator
McCain tould beat Senator
Obama, Mrs Strachan
responded: "No he won't -
that man too old. Why he
don't go home and rest his
self?"
Mrs Strachan explained that
her candidate choice had no
discriminatory basis, and when
asked why she did not support
Senator Clinton said: "Her
husband was just in, but if
Obama was not running, I'd
pull for her."
Bridgette Culmer, a local
banker, said: "I pulling for
Obama because he's black. I
definitely don't want Hillary
because you don't know who's
going to run the country her
or her husband."
Hoping that "Americans
will get past the racial divide,"
*Marcia Gibson explained that
recent controversies sur-
rounding Obama may have a
serious impact on the outcome
of who becomes the Democ-
ratic presidential nominee.
"Obama's pastor just won't
shut up," she added. Mrs Gib-
sonsaid that news stations in
the US are "perpetuating the
Reverend Wright issue too
much and are being unfair".
"In the end, I think Obama
may get over Hillary," she
said, "but because he's black, I
think a republican will still
take it."
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* By BRENT DEAN
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SIR Durward Knowles has
expressed his gratitude to
Inge and Sigrid Dassler the
daughters of the founder of
the Adidas apparel company,
for their help in forging a
relationship with the compa-
ny and the Bahamas Olympic
Association (BOA), which
has again led to the company
providing the Olympic team's
apparel.
Sir Durward thanked the
sisters for their support yes-
terday at the Lyford Cay
home of Sigrid. This was one
day before the presentation
of the official Olympic outfits
for the athletes, which will
take place at the Old Fort
Bay Club.
Inge Dassler, who champi-
oned the initiative and
brought her sister rnboard,
told The Tribune that "sports
is in (their) blood" when
asked what motivated her to
get involved with the BOA.
Ms Dassler was instrumental
in helping to form the rela-
tionship with the company
her father, German Adolf
'Adi' Dassler founded, that
led Adidas to again provide
the outfits.
"We love the country, and
we love the athletes in par-
ticular and we love Sir Dur-
ward," added Inge Dassler,
who has been living in the
Bahamas for 17 years, while
her sister Sigrid has lived
with her for a decade.
Some 'successful foreigners
come to the Bahamas and
.shut themselves away from
the community 'but "this is
not in my case," said Inge.
There will be four types of
dress for the entire team,


including leisure, travel, com-
petition and presentation
wear in the aquamarine and
gold colours of the flag. The
athletes will also have dress
for rainy weather, footwear
and sports bags, provided by
Adidas.
Adidas and the BOA, of
which Sir Durward is vice-
president, have entered into
two contracts that have pro-
vided for outfitting of our
athletes.:
The first contract was from
2000 to 2004 and the second
was from 2004 through this
year. The company also has a
contractual relationship with
the Bahamas Amateur Ath-
letic Association, and
Bahamian athletes have been
!sponsored by Adidas at the
Pan American and Com-
monwealth Games, along
with the CAC championships
as a result, along with the
Olympics.
The Dasslers also spon-
sored a training camp for
Bahamians involved in ath-
letics and swimming in Her-
zogenaurach, Germany,
where another sister has a
hotel, in the run-up to the
Athens 2004 Olympic
Games.
Inge Dassler said the Ger-
man people "loved" the ath-
letes while they were there.
She added yesterday that
it was important for them to
have the relationship with the
BOA continued after
Athens, noting also that the
success of Bahamian athletes
did much for the interna-
tional exposure of the coun-
'tr around the world, boost-
ing the national tourism
product.'.
Adidas,, formerly run by
the Dassler family, has been
a publicly-traded company
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EXTENSION OF
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The Committee for the Privatization of The Bahamas Telecommunications
Company Limited has extended the deadline for proposals from suitably
qualified firms to provide advice to the privatization process.

SThis advice will include the review of proposals from parties engaged in
discussions with the Privatization Committee, assisting with any informa-
tion requirements and general advice on telecommunication and finan-
cial market conditions.

Proposals should contain the following:
Name and resume of key team members
Per hour cost of services to be rendered
Proposed reporting format
Recent client/transaction list
Relevant experience of the firm or its associated firms
SA statement with respect to potential conflicts of interest of the
firm or the key team members identified to work on the project.

Proposals previously submitted may also be updated during
this extension.

Proposals should be e-mailed by 5:00p.m. on Wednesday the
7th day of May A.D. 2008 to:

Mr. David Davis (Director of Investment)
Secretary to the Privatization Committee
c/o Bahamas Investment Authority
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NEWS that The Bahamas has been ranked
32nd of 196 countries covered in a press free..
dom survey is not exactly cause for jubilation,
but it's no reason to get depressed, either.
In fact, The Bahamas, in its 35 years of
independence, has actually fared quite well in
the press freedom stakes, even though certain
Third World elements in the political frater-
nity here have sought to intimidate and
silence their media critics over the years.
Ever since the late Sir Lynden Pindling
tried and failed to impose draconian press
restrictions 40 years ago, there has been a
solid .understanding in The Bahamas that
meddling with the media is out of bounds.
When the then PLP chairman Raynard
Rigby ill-advisedly threatened the press twb
years ago, he was summarily dispatched by
The Tribune and roundly berated by his boss,
Perry Christie.
He has been a much chastened.figure ever
since.
When certain ministers in the PLP gov-
ernment tried to use a work permit as a polit-
ical weapon in 2006, threatening to deport a
Tribune executive for his blistering attacks on
their various antics, they again fell foul of
Christie, who overruled them.
In fact, though the former prime minister
has borne much criticism from this newspa-
per in the past, we are happy to offer praise
where it's due.:
On press freedom, Mr Christie has proved
a sound, sagacious judge, despite the fact
that he saw our coverage of the Anna Nicole
Smith-Shane Gibson issue as "serving the
interests" of the FNM, according to this latest
report.
In all the instances mentioned above, The
Bahamas' record on press freedom has been
duly noted in the annals of the State Depart-
ment.in Washington DC. For diplomats,
media freedom is seen as a true test of a
country's political and intellectual health.
In the latest Freedom House study, which
is used by governments, academics and inter-
.national organizations worldwide, The
Bahamas media is rated "generally free" to
criticise the government and its policies. In
truth, there are few official restrictions, and
those who seek to impose "unofficial" con-
straints are usually dealt with in no uncertain
fashion by The Tribune.
Having said all that, The Bahamas still
. requires a Freedom of Information Act to


formalise accessibility to certain information.
Too much discretion remains in the hands
of politicians and civil servants who can't
always be relied upon to act in the public's
best interests. Journalists need to feel that
their quest for information in the public inter-
est has legal support. It is an essential element
of democratic society.
It's interesting to note that The Bahamas'
32nd place in the world press freedom chart
is shared by Malta and Taiwan, one a for-
mer British territory, the other a reluctant
adjunct to Communist China. Top place was
shared by Iceland and Finland, where free-
dom of all kinds is a given. It is non-nego-
tiable.
For a country like The Bahamas, press
freedom can never be taken for granted
because there have always been factions here
who favour a less than open society. Every
generation seems to throw up a new chal-
lenge to this most basic and commendable of
rights, and extreme vigilance is required at. all
times to ensure it not only survives but pre-
vails.
As countries like China, Russia and Cuba
demonstrate almost daily, any society without
a free press is not a free society.
When people have no voice, they have no
power.
The result is a dispiriting subservience to
the system.
In The Bahamas, a new generation of dri-
ven young journalists is emerging who know
what they need to do in keeping the spirit of
the media alive.
They will not tolerate nonsense from politi-
cians and are alert to the forces which seek to
keep the public in the dark.
Next time an international survey appears
on press freedom, we'll be hoping against
hope that The Bahamas scores higher than 32
in the charts.
The government is on record as promis-
ing freedom of information legislation and
we are confident this will find its way on to
the statute books before the next general
election in 2012.
When The Bahamas takes its place in the
top dozen or so nations in this most important
area, it will be able to claim, with justification,
that it has reached maturity.
Until then, number 32 will be listed as a
creditable showing, but not quite where we
really want to be.


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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEONE. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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EDITOR, The Tribune.
THANK you for giving me
an opportunity to express my
concerns.
As I sit on my front porch
this morning, my mind drifted
to so many places and incidents
around our country.
Responsibility, education,
poverty, unity, immigration,
murder and so on, it was like
having a brain freeze without
the chill.
I am an elementary teacher
at a private school in Nassau.
When I watch parents as they
drop off their precious darlings
in the morning, it baffles me
how overbearing most them
are. They do not allow their,
children to do anything for
themselves. "I admit my chil-
dren have no chores I do
everything for them" said a
mother. And yes! they expect
teachers to follow the same pat-
tern. Either parent; male or
female, will carry their child's
school bag, which have wheels,
to and from their child's class-
room and more so for the
boys than the girls! If allowed, a
parent will come into the class-
room and unpack the child's
school bag. Let's be clear here,
these children are between the
ages of 10-12 years old.


I can recall an instance when
a parent came into the class-
room lunch time and brought
Burger King for her son's lunch.
She "ripped" the bag open,
poured the fries on the side and
squeezed on the ketchup,
unwrapped the sandwich and
then placed the straw in the cup
- all before returning to work!
It was unbelievable, (although it
does happen a lot) as I stood
there with my jaw to the
ground! Not only is her son
capable of doing these things
for himself but how will he ever
be able to manage bigger things
if he is not allowed to do the
smaller things. Is he not one of
our future leaders!
At which age should our chil-
dren.learn the importance of
responsibility? Doesn't a baby
know when to take his step? At
this tender age, he cannot speak
but he still knows when to take
his first step! I would imagine
that if the baby could speak,
some parents would try to take
this first step for him and, as a
result, he would never have


learnt to walk on his own.
Because we do not allow our
children to be responsible for
their actions, their property,
themselves, they grow into,
adulthood with this same men-
tality- looking or expecting
someone to take care of them
or do everything for them!
Hence, we now have a future
filled with the possibility of dire
hope and turmoil.
Who will lead the children?
Who will train the children?
This in not only the responsi-
bility of the parents! It is our
responsibility. It takes a village
to raise a child; however, if we
do not protect our future today,
what do we have left? Who do
we have left?
Our children must be allowed
to take responsibility for them-
selves and their actions. Besides,
given that they made their first
steps on their own, can we not
give the responsibility to resolve
or answer the simple choices on
their own. There is no more
time! Our future starts with you,
today!
D&D
Elementary
school teacher
Nassau,
May, 2008.


Government should start some of


their major capital programmes
s o i ^ .
EDITOR, The Tribune ..- fortunately .as e' purchase gages on and the: owners have
YOUR Business Section mostlyAmerican rice which asa gohe iifto default and are
front page story-- Growth may US export is subsidized, so the uniable at least for 16
fall to 1-2 per cent finally is a lit- hit might not be as large. months- to meet the pay-
tie more accurate but still miss- .Bunker C Gasoline and ments.
es the obvious if what is obvious Diesel Increases are going to Check the location of most
coming our way actually, comes be with us for I suspect a long of these properties and the writ-
and the consequences happen. time to come and how our Fam- ing is on the wall as always
I don't think it is a unique ily people are going to survive the lower middle and the mid-
opinion but The Bahamas of with already gasoline over $6.00 die-middle class are already get-
2008 is considerably different a gallon and every single island ting hit.
from that of The Bahamas in BEC.uses diesel generators for Is it a sign of our times that
1990-92, the time of the last US electricity how are they going the large advertising board out-
recession and the key negative to be able to afford just that side of the Cable Beach Casino
ingredient is the heavy multi- utility cost? has been turned off all this
million dollar debt which is car- I find it incredible that Fideli- week?
ried by the broad middle and ty Bank is pushing their launch There will be basically no
centre middle economic group, of a Credit Card at this time of good news unless Government
today hold. writing when there is a massive starts some of their major capi-
Oil and coming soon massive National Credit Card debt of tal programmes which will
cost of basic food increases are over $212 million from 112.000 revamp the construction sector
also going to shake us to the card holders (B$ only!). and we pray that those who
foundation take a primary There are a lot of rumours in wish to purchase upscale prop-
product eaten every day possi- the general business sector that erties will continue as otherwise
bly twice a day rice on the even some of the large retail- our limited Foreign Reserves
'world markets will rise by 30 ers are having credit and pay- will be extremely stressed and
per cent I wonder whether ment difficulties already and the' possibly be so low to violate
recession if it comes has not IMF Regulations.
I E arrived as yet. $300 million at the airport -
'C Mr Sunderji of Fidelity can millions in Nassau Harbour -
hat JOANEL ETIENNE of try not to be the "doom and $100 million for Nassau Road
AI BAHAMAS is aN g gloom" kid but I seriously hope programme will assist, but the
SAU, BAHAMAS is applying that how he manages his busi- facts of life are that low middle
r Nationality and Citizenship, ness will take into very serious and middle-middle income per-
n as a citizen of The consideration that without a sons are not in the construction
son who knows any reason specific tilting to the economic trades what and how will they
ion should not be granted, downturn The Bahamas is feel- survive?
gned statement of the facts
the 3rd day of May 2008 to ing the hit already.
the 3rd day of May 2008 to You publish weekly what ABRAHAM
Nationality and Citizenship, they call "distressed properties" MOSS
ahamas. a polite term for properties Nassau,
which the banks have mort- April 11,2008.


Our children




must be more




responsible for




themselves


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received by the Banking Manager, The Central Bank of The
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THETRIUN SAURDYMAY3,208SPAEI


Why you



VEX?


Research reveals

Caribbean

development

faces significant

challenges

CARIBBEAN countries
such as the Bahamas are fac-
ing continuous challenges to
development, but as new
research released this month
by the Centre for Interna-
tional Governance Innova-
tion (CIGI) reveals, there
are "substantive" and "rele-
vant" policy prescriptions to
current economic gover-
nance problems.
According to CIGI's most
recent research on
Caribbean economic gover-
nance, there are three issues
facing the Caribbean region,
namely migration, trade
relations and the region's
reliance on tourism.
The report, "Beyond
Tourism: The Future of the
Services Industry in the
Caribbean" by Daniel P
Erikson and Joyce Lawrence
argues that the services sec-
tor may serve as an impor-
tant source of economic
growth.
According to CIGI, this
will be possible only if the
region moves beyond
tourism to take advantage
of emerging opportunities in
the areas of banking and
financial services, call cen-
tres and information and
communications technology,
off-shore education, health
services and transportation.
A another report by CIGI,
"First, Do No Harm: The
Role and Responsibility of
Canada as a Destination
Country in South-North
Migration" by Laura Ritchie
Dawson, takes a look at the
role that receiving countries'
policies, such as Canada's,
can play in reducing the neg-
ative effects of outward
migration of permanent and
temporary workers on the
sending countries' economic
and social development.
This paper outlines a set
of policies for Canada that
can help ensure a "triple
win" that benefits the sepd-
ing countries, the wealthy
receiving, states and the
migrants themselves.
These Caribbean papers
are a product of CIGI's pro-
ject on Caribbean economic
governance where
researchers and leaders with-
in the private and public sec-
tors convene to look at spe-
cific economic challenges
facing the region.
"The Caribbean region
has liberal institutions, viable
tourism, agricultural indus-
tries, proximity to large mar-
kets, and monetary stabili-
ty," said Daniel Schwanen,
CIGI's acting executive
director.
"But the current global
competition is posing signif-
icant problems. Policies,
both in the Caribbean and
in the countries that receive
its citizens, could be altered
to benefit all."
Economic issues as well as
the role of leadership and
public sector reform will be
examined in the series of
research papers on direc-
tions needed to accelerate
growth and foster the
region's ability to achieve its
economic potential.
The outcome of the pro-
ject will include policy ideas
to help the region carve a
more profitable and sustain-
able niche in the global
economy.

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* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
whyyouvex@tribunemedia.net

"I vex because dese jit-
ney drivers tink they own
the roads. I tired a' driving
behind reckless buses that
look like they 'bout to fall
over onto to someone else
car.
"Not to mention how
loud dey is blast their
music and stop anywhere
dey please to pick up peo-
ple and let them off. And
den you hear dem on the
news talking' bout unified
bus system and raisin' the
bus fare dey need to learn


* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
POLICE are on the look-
out for an assailant who
invaded the West Bay Street
home of an elderly man,
robbed him and then fled in
the victim's car.
Assistant Superintendent
Walter Evans said the 60,
year-old victim was asleep at
his home near Saundys
Beach when he was ivoken
by a gunman who invaded
his home around 9pm
Thursday.
The culprit reportedly
ransacked the home and
stole cash and personal
items from the victim. The
robber demanded the keys
to the victim's Toyota Chas-
er vehicle and left the scene
in-the vehicle.
Mr Evans said initial


how to obey the laws of the
road first!"
Safe and sensible dri-
ver, Sea Breeze.

"I vex that government
still collecting taxes on
every gallon of gas when.
the cost is over $5. If things.
keep going the way they do
I hope they consider for-
giving the taxes so people
can at least have a break
for the summer months."
RANDY R, FOWLER
STREET.
"I vex that there are no


reports indicated that the
victim was assaulted during
the robbery, but up to press
time he could not confirm
the condition of the victim.
Police investigations con-
tinue.
Police also reported that a
S24-year-old woman was
accosted by a male "Rasta"
as she arrived home around
5pm Thursday.
The man reportedly
demanded cash and the keys
to the victim's white Ford
Explorer with the registra-
tion number 198427.
Moments after the thief
made his getaway he
crashed into a utility pole,
got out of the vehicle and
ran from the scene, Mr
Evans said.
Police responded and
recovered a shotgun which is
believed to be the weapon
used in this incident.


BTC selects


a new GSM


service provider


A NEW mobile phone
services provider has been
selected by Bahamas
Telecommunications Com-
pany (BTC) to improve
Global System for Mobile
(GSM) communications
across The Bahamas.
Comptel has been select-
ed to replace Third Party
Solutions and meet the
growing demand for a
robust, flexible and reliable
-GSM service for BTC.
BTC Bahamas' Nickola
Dawkins said: "We have a
very demanding customer
base, and we must be able
to deliver services quickly
and reliably, so we expect
an excellent time-to-mar-
ket and reliable delivery
from our suppliers.
"Having worked with
Comptel since 2002, we
knew that their Comptel
Dynamic OSS solutions
would be able to meet our
strict criteria."
Comptel Dynamic OSS
solutions has over 500 mil-


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lion subscribers in 85 coun-
tries and will cover inven-
tory, provisioning and acti-
vation, mediation and
charging, for BTC, allow-
ing the telecommunications
company to focus on deliv-
ering innovative services.
Comptel's senior vice-
president Arnhild Schia
said: "The evolving busi-
ness environment of BTC
demonstrates the need for
OSS to be dynamic and
reliable in the way Comptel
solutions have proven to
be.
"We are of course
delighted that BTC has
chosen us as their OSS
partner for the future."

INSGH

For the stories behind1
th nw,m read Lnsight


emmission standards in the
Bahamas. I am sick and
tired of driving behind
vehicles that have huge
clouds of black
smoke coming out of them.
"It's not healthy for
pedestrians or motorists
and its bad for the environ-
ment. I calling' on the gov-
ernment now to fix this
public nuisance."
William L, Dannottage
Estates.
"I vex because this
younger generation getting'
right out of hand and
slack. What's happening
with all of this sex and


pornography going on in
our schools, man? I
remember back in the day
you would hear lil' stories
.bout the one bad girl, but
nowadays dese young peo-
ple think it's cool to sleep
around and throw their
bodies away.
"Young people getting
too bombarded with sex
and nudity, and I can't
turn on the tv without see-
ing some lil' girl scantily
clad. It is disgusting and
they need to learn to get
love you need to have
respect for themselves and
their bodies."
Man of God, Coral
Harbour.


OIn brief


RBDF officer

charged

with threats

of death
A DEFENSE Force offi-
cer charged with threaten-
ing and assaulting a woman
earlier this week was
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court yesterday.
Bryant Novak Bonimy,
29, of Bacardi Road,
appeared before Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez at
Court One, Bank Lane yes-
terday.
He was charged with
making threats of death
towards Jem Francis and
also causing harm to her on
Tuesday April 29.
Bonimy, an able seaman
of the Royal Bahamas
Defense Force, pleaded not
guilty to both charges. The
prosecution made no objec-
tion to bail and Chief Magis-
trate Gomez granted Bon-
imy bail in the sum of $3,000
with one surety. The case
was adjourned'to July 2.


Man admits
drug charges

A 46-year-old man pleaded
guilty in Magistrate's Court
yesterday to cocaine and mari-
.. juana possession charges.
Kennedy Brown, 46, of Eden
0 ,Street, appeared before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at Court
Eight, Bank Lane, yesterday
and was charged with posses-
sion of marijuana and cocaine
with the intent to supply to
another.
According to court dockets,
Brown was found in possession
.. of the drugs on Wednesday
April 30. According to the
prosecution, Brown was found
in possession of 41 grams of
cocaine and 6.5 ounces of mar-
ijuana.
Brown was remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison and is
scheduled to be sentenced on
May 9.


EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
May 2, 2008

Reminder To All American Citizens
Passports now Required for Air Travel Departing
entering the United States


As of January
outside of the
or other valid
United States.


and


23, 2007 all persons traveling by air
United States must present a Passport
travel document to enter or re-enter the


As summer approaches and you make travel
plans, please take time to apply for or renew your
Passport at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau. Passports are
normally returned within 5-10 business days.
Please plan accordingly.


For more information please go to the U.S.
website at:
http://nassau.usembassv.gov or www.travel


Embassy

.state.gov


Gunman ransacks



home of elderly man


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SUNDAY, MAY 4TH, 2008.
11:30 AM & 6:30 PM Speaker

Pastor Micharel Johnson
Bible Class: 9.45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m.
Community Outrach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m.
Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)
Sisters' Prayer Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (2nd Thursday of each month)


Eighteen officers

graduate after

two weeks of

intense training
* By REUBEN SHEARER
AS part of the ongoing effort
to combat the rising levels of
school violence, an additional
group of 18 security officers has
been appointed to be placed in
schools throughout New Provi-
dence.
Following two weeks of
intense training, the 18 men and
women officially graduated from
the course on Thursday.
During the closing ceremony,
held at the Royal Bahamas
Police Training College, the offi-
cers were encouraged to "stand
in the gap between order and
disorder."
Among the list of schools the
officers will be stationed at are,
A F Adderley, C H Reeves, C V
Bethel, D W Davis, Govern-.
ment High, L W Young Junior
High, R M Bailey, T G Glover
and at the Centre for the Deaf.
Addressing th*e officers dur-
ing the ceremony, Julia Bald-
well, chairperson of the School
Board Association, impressed
on the officers the necessity of
"walking the school com-
pounds."
"You will not just sit in the
security booths, you will walk
the campus. You must be aware
of what is happening around
your school, the school board


expects you to perform the
duties and tasks entrusted to
you. "You are ready to go, (you)
have been equipped with the
necessary skills," she said.
Under the direction of Inspec-
tor Meredith Mackey, the offi-
cers,went through extensive
physical training, learned abkut
crime prevention and wer'
instructed in observation tech-
niques, statement taking, report
writing, notebook keeping and
first aid.
Mr Mackey told The Tribune
that while one or two of the
security officers are already sta-


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tioned at schools, the majority of
them will be new to their posts.
He said that now that they are
equipped with the proper train-
ing, he has no doubt that the
officers are will be able to assess
what kind of action is needed in
violent situations.
Shenique Hall, one of the
newly trained security officers,
who previously applied for a
security post in 2004, described
the training course as "intense."
Ms Hall, who will be stationed
at L\W Young Junior High, said
that l;be "feels more capable to
serve At any school."


"I had to learn different things
about protection, seeing that the
campus is very safe, effective
ways of patrolling, and basically
making sure that everything is in
order.
"The classes were not really
hard, but you really had to study
and apply yourself," she said.
Inspector Mackey told The
Tribune that the police hope to
offer an continuation of the
course.
The group that graduated on
Thursday is scheduled to.return
for a refresher's course next
year.


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OF THE METHODIST CHURCH IN THE
CARIBBEAN AND THE AMERICAS
S L'EGLISE METHODIST DANS LA
CARAIBE ET LES AMIRIQUES NASSAU "---2a
CIRCUIT OF CHURCHES
108 Montrose Avenue
P.O. Box EE-16379, Nassau, Bahamas; Telephone: 325-6432;
Fax: 328-2784; methodistconference@msn.com
REPOSITIONING FOR MIRACLES WITH FRESH
EXPRESSIONS
ENERGIZING THE CONFERENCE NOWW (Nurture Outreach
Witness Worship)
IMMENSE VARIETY
IMMENSE CREATIVITY
IMMENSE HOPE
"Celebrating 225 years of continuous Methodist witness
for Christ in The Bahamas"
LORD'S DAY IN THE ASCENSION OCTAVE, MAY 4,2008.
COLLECT: O God the King of glory, you have exalted your Son Jesus
Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you,
leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and
exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is
alive and reigns with you,'in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now
and for ever.
WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH (Malcolm Rd East)
9:00 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes (Holy Communion)
6:30 p.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes
RHODES MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (108 Montrose
Ave. near Wulff Rd)
7:00 a.m. Bishop Dr. Raymond R. Neilly (Holy Communion)
10:00 a.m. Prayer Meeting
11:00 a.m. Bishop Dr. Raymond R. Neilly (Holy Communion)
6:30 p.m. Circuit Youth Service
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (Rose Street, Fox
Hill)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Leonard G. Roberts Jr. (Holy Communion)
PROVIDENCE METHODIST CHURCH (Shirley Plaza)
9:00 aim. Bishop Dr. Raymond R. Neilly
HERITAGE OF REDEEMING LOVE METHODIST CHURCH
(28 Crawford St, Oakes Field
7:00 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes (Holy Communion)
9:00 a.m. Sis. Cecilia Gardiner
METHODIST CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (Fire Trail
Rd)
8:00 a.m. Rev. Emily A. Demeritte (Holy Communion)
CROIX-DES-MISSIONS ALDERSGATE (Quackoo Street)
5:30 p.m. Friday Children's Club
9:00 a.m. Sunday Providence Beacons
METHODIST MISSION CENTRE (Quackoo St) -Thrift Shop and
other Ministries
JOHN WESLEY METHODIST COLLEGE (28 Crawford St, Oakes
Field).Reception to Primary
PEACE AND JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: All Methodists of the
Conference are urged to pray and to fast for Justice to prevail in
the Methodist Cases and for an end to the upsurge in violence. The
fast begins weekly after the evening meal on Thursday and ends at
noon on Friday. This we proclaim unswervingly: "My God and My
Right."
RADIO PROGRAMS
"Vision" On the Lord's Day, ZNS 1 at 9 p.m.; "Great Hymns of
Inspiration" On the Lord's Day, Radio 810 at 5:30 p.m.; "Family
Vibes" ZNS 1, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; "To God be the Glory" ZNS 1,
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.


THE CLOSING CEREMONY for security officers at the Royal Bahamas Police Training College. The officers
will be placed in schools throughout New Providence.


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CHINESE Ambassador Hu Dingxian paid a courtesy call on
the Attorney General, Senator Claire Hepburn, on Thursday,
April 24 at the Office of the Attorney General.


OFFENSIVE AGAINST NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES



CARICOM to participate in



physical activity workshop


Representatives of CARI-
COM will participate in a two-
day workshop on promoting
physical activity in the
Caribbean as it continues, in
partnership with the Pan Amer-
ican Health Organisation
(PAHO), to advance its offen-
sive against chronic Non-Com-
municable Diseases (NCDs).
Set to take place on May 6-7,
2008, the workshop is pursuant
to the Declaration of Port of*
Spain: Uniting to Stop the Epi-
demic of Non-Communicable
Diseases.
The Declaration was signed
by CARICOM Heads of Gov-
ernment after the historic Sep-
tember 15 Summit on chronic
NCDs held in Trinidad and
Tobago.
In the 15-point Declaration,
the Heads of Government had
mandated the promotion of
policies and actions aimed at


NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF CHRISTOPHER NATHANIEL SMITH Late of High
Tree Estates, Carmichael Road in the Southern District of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

DECEASED

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having a claim against the above Estate
are required to send such claims duly certified in writing to the undersigned on
or before the 28th May A.D., 2008 after which date the Executor of the Estate
will proceed to distribute the assets having regard to only those claims of which
* he had notice.

Williams & Williams
Chambers
33 Pinedale Street.
P.O Box N-7421
Nassau, Bahamas


increasing physical activity in
the entire population as vehi-
cles for improving the health of
the population. In this context,
the Heads committed to
increasing adequate public facil-
ities such as parks and other
recreational spaces to encour-
age physical activity by the
widest cross-section of
Caribbean citizens.
They further declared the sec-
ond Saturday in September
"Caribbean Wellness Day," in
commemoration of the land-
mark Summit.
Against this background
therefore, the workshop aims
to realise several critical objec-
tives which include sharing


information about the benefits
of increased physical activity;
examining the broad policy and
practical issues in increasing
physical activity; learning
options for physical activity and
fine-tuning the planning for the
launch of sustained physical
activity on the first Caribbean
Wellness Day set for Septem-
ber 13, 2008.
Participants in the workshop
will include delegates from eight
CARICOM countries repre-
senting a broad range of sectors
such as health, education, sport,
urban planning, local govern-
ment, Non-Governmental
Organizations (NGOs) and the
media.


The workshop will be facili-
tated by a team of experts in
the field of health and physical
activity, including internation-
al expert, Mr Guilermo
Penalosa, who is the executive
director of the Canadian non-
profit Walk & Bike for Life as
well as a successful internation-
al speaker and consultant.
The event is being organised
by the Office of Caribbean Pro-
gramme' Coordination of
PAHO with support from the
"World Health Organisation
(WHO), the Public Health
Agency of Canada (PHAC)
and the Centre for Disease
Control and Prevention


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Assistant


Sales Manager

Large established Wholesale Company
seeks a mature, experienced individual.
The successful applicant must posses the
following qualifications:


1. Must be experienced in the food and
pharmaceutical wholesale and retail distribution.
business.


2. Must be capable of effectively directing and
motivating sales, and merchandising personnel.


3. Must be experienced in the execution of in-
store promotions, merchandising, and be a detail
oriented person and efficient record keeper.


4. The successful applicant will assist the sales
manager on a daily basis, but must also be
proactive and self motivated.


5. Must have own reliable transportation.


Salary package commensurate with experience,
but ABOVE INDUSTRY STANDARD



Send resume to:
employee.opp@gmail.com


DEFECTION OF A GREAT LEADER
SIR L YNDEN 0. PINDLING


GOVERNMENT NOTICE


MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE


NOTICE

PROCUREMENT FOR SCHOOL FURNITURE FOR NEW
SCHOOLS & EXTENSIONS
1.0 The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture (hereafter called the
"Purchaser") now invites sealed bids, from Suppliers.for the procurement
of School Furniture for New Schools and Extensions.
2.0 Interested Bidders may inspect/collect the bidding documents from the
Purchasing/Supplies Section of the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports
& Culture, Headquarters, Thompson Blvd. from Wednesday 30th April,
2008, and obtain further information, atthe second address given below.
3.0 Bids must be in English and shall be enclosed in duplicates in a sealed
envelope bearing no identity of the bidder and endorsed with the subject
bided on ("School Furniture-New Schools & Extensions").
4.0 Bids must be deposited in the tender box provided, at the first address, on
or before Monday, 12th
5.0 May, 2008 by 5:00 p.m. (local time). It will not be necessary to submit
bids in person since they may be sent by mail. Late bids will be rejected
and returned unopened.
6.0 Bids will be opened at the public ceremony, in the presence of those
Bidder(s) or their Representative (s) who choose to attend, at 10:00 a.m.
on Tuesday 13th May, 2008 at the first address below.
(1) The Chairman Tender'
Ministry of Finance
Cecil Wallace Whitfield
Cable Beach
P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242)327-1530
(2) Purchasing/Supplies Section
Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture
P.O. Box N-3913/4
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: (242) 502-8571
The Ministry reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders


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SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2008, PAGE 7







PAGE 8, SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2008


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LOBCALNEWS


Raising the standards of


credit union operations



By Llonella Gilbert
Bahamas Information Services

NEW corporate regulations are set to raise the standards of
the Bahamas' credit union operations.
The adherence of credit unions to international regulatory
and supervisory best practices is considered critical to their
operations, the Minister of Lands and Local Government
Sidney Collie said.
Against this backdrop, Minister Collie applauded the
Department of Cooperative Development's efforts in organ-
ising a workshop designed to build capacity and strengthen the
credit union system in the country. The Department falls
under the Ministry of Lands and Local Government
,"Credit union management must be prudent in adhering to
general guidelines of regulator and industry in meeting and
maintaining statutory requirements," the minister said during
the opening of the five-day PEARLS monitoring system
workshop last Monday.
"Three keys to effective management include operational
objectives such as transparency, accountability and gover-
nance."
Mr Collie noted that the future of cooperatives will be
determined by an assessment of achieve-
ments to date, analysis of current con-
straints, appreciation of the changing
socio-economic and political environ-
ment and new development in the
industry in response to changes in the
wider financial industry.
He said the Cooperative Societies
Act, 2005 and pending cooperative reg-
ulations will raise the standards for cred-
it union operations, requiring higher
performance standards.
The new cooperative regulations will
also provide the Department of Coop-
erative Development with strengthened monitoring, inspection
and enforcement capabilities.
"Now more than ever before there is a need for relevant sec-
toral training to propel the sector forward; thus allowing for
Cooperatives and Credit Unions to remain relevant and in
compliance with laws and industry standards," the minister
said.
To achieve the legislative goal of compliance, Mr Collie
explained that it is critical that all cooperatives and credit
unions be re-evaluated in relation to new laws and regulato-
ry policies.
"Measuring the financial strength of Credit Unions requires
the testing of various performance standards.
S"Key performance indicators include: Net worth ratios,
return on assets ratios, loan delinquency ratios, liquidity ratios,
loan loss to assets ratios and operating expense ratios just to
name a few," he said.
Referring to the training workshop, he said the PEARLS
monitoring system is an excellent management tool for cred-
it unions to provide relevant and on-time data.
"In turn the. department as a regulatory agency can assess
and encourage preventive measures in a timely manner. The
cooperative sector should embrace the PEARLS monitoring
system as a measuring tool, so that standards are fair and
just for all credit unions and cooperatives in the sector," he
said.
The workshop is being facilitated by Ralph Wharton, devel-
opment consultant to the Caribbean Confederation of Cred-
it Unions. Topics that were discussed included credit union cor-
porate governance, PEARLS software overview and data
input, PEARLS reports interpretation and PEARLS appli-
cation and business planning.







Client Accounting Department
A reputable financial institution headquartered in Bermuda, with offices in
The Bahamas, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Switzerland,
Hong Kong, Malta and the United Kingdom, Butterfield Private Bank
offers a wide range of services to local and international clients.
An exciting opportunity currently exists for a results oriented self starter
with a -record of professional achievements to join Qur dynamic Client
Accounting team.



Core Responsibilities

* Manage the client accounting department
* Review of Financial Statements
* Preparation of monthly reports for senior management
* Ensure the implementation of standard practices relating to all
accounting matters
* Ensure full awareness of and adherence to all applicable laws,
regulations, bank policies and procedures
* Provide training to client accounting staff

Desired Qualifications

* At least five (5) years experience in the Trust Industry
* Professional Designation of CA, CPA or relevant experience
* Excellent working knowledge of accountancy
" Client driven background, including good understanding of deadlines
' Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products
* Strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving, project
management and customer service skills

Closing Date: May 7, 2008


Contact
Human Resources
Butterfield Bank (Bahamas) Limited
P.O. Box N-3242
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: (242) 393 3772
E-mail: recruitment@butterfieldbank.bs
www.butterfieldbank.bs


Hotel executives share their career



and job passions with young people


TOURISM, its importance to
the nation, and the endless job
and career opportunities available
in the industry were the main top-
ics of discussion between students
from Stephen Dillet Primary
School and hotel industry execu-
tives during a courtesy call this
week.
Professional business people,
dignitaries, and international
guests frequently visit the SG
Hambros Building, but a special
courtesy call by 24 primary school
students, ages 8-11, who are par-
ticipating in a pilot junior hote-
lier programme project co-spon-
sored by the Bahamas Hotel
Association (BHA), was a major
highlight on Thursday, April 24,
2008. BHA's immediate past pres-
ident Earl Bethell and general
manager for the Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort, took students through
his personal journey, recounting
his initial exposure to the hotel
industry as a student and the dif-
ferent jobs he held as he moved
up the ranks to senior manage-
ment.
"To be a top hotelier you have
to acquire the basic educational
skills and training. But above that,
you must love what you do, enjoy
working with people and know a
lot about the many different
aspects of a hotel from engineer-
ing to information technology to
food and beverage," Mr Bethell
said.
Recognising the importance of
reaching people at a very young
age, the Sheraton Cable Beach
Resort was quick to respond to
an appeal by the BHA to be the
sponsoring hotel for the pilot pri-
mary school programme.
"We were thrilled when Bar-
bara Barnes, human resource
director, and Hans Altenhoff,
general manager, enthusiastically
agreed to support the programme
and afford the young students
with opportunities to tour the
facilities and learn from their
industry professionals about the
many excitingjob and career
opportunities available in the
hotel," said Bridget Murray, BHA
manager for workforce develop-
ment. "We are pleased to support
this important programme. You
are the future of our industry and
looking at you today I can see by
your smiles and your knowledge
of our industry already that many
of you would be very successful in
our industry if you put yqur mind
to it and prepared yourselves for
the opportunities the industry pre-
sents," Sheraton general manag-
er Mr Altenhoff said.
He pointed out the importance
of good. attitude, communications,
and listening skills to help them
excel in the workplace.
The junior hoteliers and a few
of their parents came prepared
for a round-table of discussions
with the hotel executives, as evi-
dent by the spontaneous ques-
tions and reflections during and
after the presentations.
Fourth grade student Brandon
Hanna explained how the pro-
gramme is helping him to under-
stand tourism.


STEPHEN Diliet Primary School students, grades 4-6,
Bahamas Hotel Association staff (BHA), and guest speakers.


Daniel Goodman, a fifth grade
student, said the programme is
teaching him how to plan for col-
lege and a career in tourism.
Dennishqua McPhee,. grade six,
said she likes the hotel pro-
gramme because it is helping her
to decide her future.
Vilson Francois said he is learn-
ing to just have fun, while sixth
grader Travis Robinson added
that the programme has inspired
him to learn about the future.
Joining the event as part of the
celebration was BHA's executive
vice-president Frank Comito, as
well as BHA's administrative
assistant Charlotte Knowles-
Thompson.
The Stephen Dillet pilot pro-
gramme came about last fall when
guidance counselor Ryan Barnett
attended a day-long tourism-edu-
cation workshop for the nation's
guidance counselors hosted by the
BHA. Following the workshop,
he approached the BHA to
explore how the school and the
industry might work together.
With the support of school
principal Wently Fowler, the job
.shadowing and training pro-
gramme took root and was
unveiled to students in January
2008.
"We hope that this pilot pro-
gramme can be replicated else-
where in the schools, and already
are in discussion at the junior high
school level to see how we can
build a component for grades sev-
, en through pine.. .
"At the same time, we are
Working closely with the Ministry
of Education on the development
of a tourism magnet school pro-
gramme in the senior high
schools. By completing a contin-
uum of tourism awareness and
career readiness throughout the
entire school experience, we
believe we will have a significant
impact on the lives of our young
people and the depth and quality
.of people working in our indus-
try," BHA's manager for work-
force development Ms Murray
said. In addition to support being
provided by business people,
school officials, the government,
parents, and volunteers, more
sponsors are encouraged to par-
ticipate.


PICTURED (left to right) BRIDGET Murray, workL
force development manager at the Bahamas Hotel
Association (BHA); sixth grade student Daniel
Goodman; fourth grade student Brandon Hanna;
sixth grade student Dennishqua McPhee; fourth
grade student Vilson Francois; sixth grade student
Travis Robinson. ,;ji


PICTURED (left to right) FRANK Comito, executive vice-president of t4
Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA); Earl Bethell, BHA's immediate past
president and general manager for the Wyndham Nassau Resort; Har ,
Altenhoff, general manager of Sheraton Cable Beach; Charlotte Knowles
Thompson, BHA's administrative assistant and administrative profe-
sional of the year 2008-2009.



wad %"emaW&6k *inuld
FREEPORT NASSAU
11A East Coral Road, Freeport G.B., Bahamas Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassu, .P. Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312 P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (24 373-1115/(242) 373-1471 Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-300 Pager (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034



PREMEATHA
GIBSON, 46

of Windsor Place and formerly of
Pirates Well Mayaguana, will be held
Y mon Saturday 'May 3rd, 2008 at
10:00am at Zion Baptist Church, East
and Shirley Street. Officiating will
be Pastor T.G. Morrison, assisted by
Rev. Ellison Greenslade. Interment
will follow in the Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.

She is survived by her Husband Zendall Gibson Sr.; sons: Renaldo
and Rashando Gibson; Daughter: Zendira Gibson; Stepdaughters:
Shakira and Zendall Gibson; Parents: Rev. Robert and Daisy
Black; Sisters: Idamae Black, Donna Brown, Senior Nursing
Officer Lillian Charlton, Nursing Officer Dorceen Rolle, Jennifer
Bryant and Michelle Black, Adopted Sister: Llane Smith; Brother:
Anthony Black; Sisters-in-law: Jane Gibson Seymour and Louise
Black, Brothers-in-law: Kevein Rolle, Reginald Charlton, Bradley
Brown, Louis Bryant of Miami Fla., Louis Gibson of Rochester
New York and Harcourt Gibson; Neices: Denise Brown, Taniesha
and Perinique Charlton, Nyoka and Zahra Brown; Nephews:
Kenroy and Kendrick Brown, Kevin Rolle Jr., Jermaine Black,
Lancelot Dean m and Ikeman Black; Aunts: Goldie McKinney,'
Mary Black, Lottie, Mildred, Eunice, Olean, Patsy and Geneva
Williamson; Uncles: Arthur, Eldon, Huel, Eckline, Courtney and
Roy Williamson; numerous cousins, family and friends including:.
The Mckinney, Williamson, Black, McPhee, Murphy, Brown,
Collie, Greenslade, Charlton, families, the Community of
Mayaguana, Officers and Members of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
and Pirates Well Treasure Club, Bishop Samuel Greene, officers
and members of Zion Yamacraw Baptist Church, Pastor T.G.
Morrison and officers and members of Zion Baptist Church East
& Shirley Street, Paul Smith and family, Alphonso Smith and
family, Quintin Ellis, Ruth Miller (Financial Secretary), Angela
Albury, Nicola Moss, Monique Toote, Marsha Smith, Registry and
Accounts, Compliance Commission and all units at the Ministry
of Finance, Chet Neymour of Washington D.C., Garnet Knowles
(retired) Esterlyn Pickstock, Doctors Kevin Moss and Christine
Chin, staff of Doctors Hospital, IMCU AND ER, Staff of Intensive
Care Unit of Princess Margaret Hospital, Dr. Rahaji and staff of
Cleveland Clinic, Ft. Lauderdale, Staff of Sandilands Rehabilitation
Centre, Sadie Curtis Primary School, Customs Department, National
Literacy Services, Crystal Palace, Elizabeth Estates Clinic,
Department of Public Health, The PMH Ambulance Department,
The family of Princess Margaret Hospital, Ricardo Johnson and
the Ambulatory Care Department.
Viewing will be held in the Irenic Suite, Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road on
Friday May 2, 2008 from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday
9:00am until service time at the church.


HELP WANTED EXECUTIVE CHEF

Executive Chef required for an upscale
restaurant doing lunch & dinner for up to 26
guests, and located on a small high-end resort
in Exuma Cays.

The position is a live-in position requiring 3
weeks on and 1 week off.
Flights to and from Nassau will be provided.
Single accommodation will be provided in A/C
ensuite room with satellite TV.

Salary is negotiable and will commensurate
with experience and qualifications.

Please provide full resume to
steve@fowlcay.com or telephone
242-357-0095 or 242-355-2046


Branch Chief Executive
Hedge Fund Investment Management

An established Bahamian branch office, licensed as a Security
Investment Advisor by the Securities Commission .of The
Bahamas, with a head office in Europe is seeking applicants
for the position of branch Chief Executive.

Major areas of responsibility:

Manage all aspects of an office of approximately five
persons engaged in the investment management of Cayman
based funds of hedge funds and the risk management of
hedge fund managed accounts
-Liaise with the Board of Directors of each fund and report
to them at regular meetings
-Supervise a secondary trading platform buying and selling
hedge fund investments from investors globally
-Supervise a proprietary book of investments in hedge
funds.

The successful candidate will have at least the following
experience and knowledge:
Excellent theoretical and practical experience of hedge
fund and other alternative investment strategies, their
financing, structure, benefits and risks
Knowledge of US and European on-shore regulation and
compliance issues affecting hedge funds
Professional qualification or University degree in finance
or accounting, or a CFA or equivalent qualification
-At least five year's experience in securities investing and
good knowledge of product structuring

The successful candidate will also have proven leadership
skills over a number of years in the hedge fund industry,
be self-motivated, have a process- driven approach to problem
solving and have advanced communication and presentation
skills in English and in German as well (preferred). The
position will require flexible, non-standard working hours
and regular communication and interaction with the European
home office.

Compensation package includes a salary commensurate with
experience and knowledge, together with a performance-
oriented bonus package. Individuals who meet the minimum
requirements described above are invited to forward their
resume to the attention of:

Chief Executive Applications
P.O. Box EE-17758
Nassau








-THE TRIBUNE


LOAWi


H G Christie launches new



affiliate in Turks and Caicos


H G Christie Ltd, the
iBahamas' oldest and largest
real estate firm, recently
launched a new affiliate in the
Turks and Caicos Islands,
becoming the first Bahamian
real estate firm to have a pres-
Once in the country.
JLucayan Realty, located in'
rovidenciales, has been
named the exclusive Turks
and Caicos Islands affiliate of
ii G Christie Ltd.
is rThe firm is considered one
of the premier real estate com-
Oanies. that specialise in luxu-
y homes, estates and proper-
ties.
"We are very pleased to be
kthe first to have an affiliate in
Ithe Turks and Caicos Islands
land thereby have a presence
throughout the entire archi-
pelago," said John Christie,
vice-president of H G Christie
'Ltd.
"It is a return to what our
founder Sir Harold Christie
began many years ago.
S"When the Turks and


First Bahamian real estate


firm to have presence


across entire archipelago
.........................-..................-..................--..........-.--.....................-.-.-..-...-.......................


Caicos Islands were linked to
The Bahamas the firm had a
presence in the country.
"The countries are part of
the same archipelago and are
naturally very similar in what
they have to offer in terms of
real estate breathtaking
beaches, clear turquoise water,
and unparalleled waterfront
property.
"With our affiliation, clients
can choose from the most
extensive selection available
in the island chain.
"Our new affiliation allows
our clients access to an even
broader range of luxury prop-
erties including access to the
best properties available in
TCI," he said.


Additionally, this affiliation
likewise provides clients of
Lucayan Realty the opportu-
nity to access H G Christie's
extensive listings throughout
The Bahamas. Lucayan Real-
ty is a new, independent com-
pany that represents high
quality properties in TCI.
"Our association with H G
Christie is an example of what
can be achieved by joining
forces across borders and
combining successfully a new
entity Lucayan Realty with
a firm, as traditional and firm-
ly established as H G Christie
Ltd," added Titus de Boer,
Managing Director of
Lucayan Realty.


SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2008, PAGE 9


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Bank of America Trust & Banking Corporation (Bahamas) Limited
BAiNCU StatsdoI )
(Exprssed in Unied States dollars)


ASSETS
Cash and due from banks (Notes 2 and 4)
Dmand-Group
Time-Group
A=ued intestandoth assets-Grup
Toelassem


LIABITIES
Aqrued expenses and other liabilities- Group
SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY
Share capital (Note 6)
Authorized, issued and fully paid: 1,000,000 shares of B$1.00 each and
10,000,000 shares US$1.00 each
RmTin eeamings
Totalsiareholear'sequity
TotalEadiDesaa aliiarehdld&s equiy


Decmbcr 31.
2007 2006


54,457 91,123
11,744,181 11,149,917
4Z620 49.875

tn~Ll-M. S 11.M0.91S


11,000,000 11,000,000
783,258 252915
11783258 1125215
$11,841258 s 11 S 90


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Diator


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April 8,2008
.......................;.................... ..
Date

Notes to the Balance Sheet
31 December 2007
1. Corporation information
Bank of America Trust and Banking Corporation (Bahamas) Limited (the "Bank") is incorporated under the laws of
the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of America International
Finance Corporation ("BIFC') a company registered in North Carolina U.S.A, which is ultimately wholly-owned by
Bank of America Corporation.
On December 12,2005, interest in the Bank was transferred to BIFC from Bank of America Holding Company S.A.
(liquidated as part of a reorganisation process). Bank of America Corporation is a bank holding company
incorporated in Delaware (United States of America) whose executive offices are located in Charlotte, North
Carolina.
The Bank had two wholly owned subsidiaries incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Trunoms Limited and Wolnoms Limited which served as nominee companies of the Bank. These subsidiaries were
voluntarily wound up effective August 9, 2007.
S The Bank's registered office is located at Bank of Butterfield (Bahamas) Limited, P.O. Box N-3242, Nassau,
Bahamas.
As the majority of the transactions conducted by the Bank are conducted in United States dollars, the reporting
currency of the financial statements is United States dollars rather than the local currency of the Commonwealth' of
The Bahamas.
The Bank ceased operations effective November 29, 1999. It is management's intention that the Bank be'wound-up
and liquidated by December 31, 2008.
2. Summary of significant accounting n olcies
Basis of preparation
This balance sheet has been prepared under the historical cost convention and in accordance with International
Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). The preparation of the balance sheet in conformity with IFRS requires
management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and
disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the balance sheet and the reported amounts of income and
expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
In the current year, the Bank has adopted IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures and the amendments to IAS I
Presentation of Financial Statements, which became effective for fiscal periods beginning on or after 1 January
2007. The impact of the adoption of IFRS 7 and the changes to IAS 1 has been to expand the disclosures provided
in this financial statement regarding the Bank's financial instruments and management of capital.
The remaining standards and amendments and interpretations to published standards that became effective for fiscal
periods beginning on or after 1 January 2007 were not relevant to the Bank's operations and accordingly did not
impact the Company's accounting policies or balance sheet
The application of new standards and amendments and interpretations to existing standards that have been published
but are not yet effective are not expected to have a material impact on the Company's accounting policies or balance
sheet in the period of initial application.

The following is a summary of the material accounting policies:
Cash and due from banks
Cash and due from banks includes cash and short-term investments in fixed deposits with original maturities of three
months or less.
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
Liabilities classified as accounts payable and accrued liabilities are carried at cost which is the fair value of the
consideration to be paid in the future for goods and services received.
Share capital
Ordinary share capital is recognized at par value.
Nominee subsidiaries
The statements of the subsidiary companies are not consolidated in this balance sheet as the amounts involved are
wholly insignificant Further, the subsidiaries were voluntarily wound up during the year.


Income taxes


There are no income taxes imposed on the Bank in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Consequently, no tax
liability or expense has been recorded in the accompanying financial statement. The Bank intends to conduct its
operations so that it is not liable to taxation in other jurisdictions.
Assets under management

There were no assets or liabilities being administered by the-Bank as custodian, trustee or nominee for the years
ended December 31, 2007 and 2006.

3. Loans
On December 12, 2005, the Bank's Board of Directors approved and paid a loan of $10,000,000 to the Bank's
shareholder BIFC. The loan was interest free and repayable on demand and was repaid on October 16, 2006.
4. .Maturities and concentrations of assets and liabilities
The following is an analysis of significant assets and liabilities in order of maturity:
December 31, 2007:


Up to
S30days
Assets
Cash and due from banks. $I79863
December 31, 2006:
Assets $1. .0
. Cas and duefrom banks $1


31 to 91 to Average
90days 180 days Total


$_-



$__


Interest
.Rate


$=; %1flaZ2~



$ ~- $':4.0


The following is an analysis of significant concentrations of assets and liabilities:
Significantly all assets and liabilities are. denominated in-United States dollars and at December 31, 2007 and
December 31, 2006 all of the time deposits and all of the cash on demand were placed with Bank of America, N.A.,
SLondon and North Carolina branches.

5. Fair value of financial instruments and financial risk management
The Bank's financial instruments are short term in nature and are comprised of deposits, cash and other liquid
resources. Accordingly, the estimated fair value is not significantly different from the carrying value for each major
category of the Bank's assets and liabilities.


ICWCATERHOUsCDOPERS B_

PriewalrbouseCoopers
.Providence House
East Hill Street
P.O. Box N-3910
Nassau, Bahamas
Website: www.pwc.com
E-mai- pwcbs@bs.pwc.com
Telephone (242) 302-5300
Facsimile (242) 302-5350


INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT


We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of Bank of America Trust and Banking Corporation (Bahamas)
Limited (the Company) and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes.
Management's Responsibility for the Balance Sheet
Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of this balance sheet in accordance with
International Financial Reporting Standards. This responsibility includes:designing, implementing and maintaining
internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free'from material
misstatement, whether due to fraud or error; selecting and applying appropriate accounting policies; and making
accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.
Auditors' Responsibility
Our responsibility is.to express an opinion on this balance sheet based on our audit. We conducted our audit in
accordance .with International Standards on Auditing. Those standards require that we comply with ethical
requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the balance sheet is free from
material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial
statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors' judgment, including the assessment of the risks of
material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments,
the auditors consider internal control relevant to the entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial
statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of
expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the
appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management,
as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit
opinion.
Opinion
In our opinion, the accompanying balance sheet presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the
Company as of December 31, 2007, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.
Emphasis of Matters
Without qualifying our opinion we draw attention to Note I to the balance sheet. As explained therein, proceedings
have commenced which will ultimately lead to the voluntary liquidation of the Company.
Without qualifying our oRinion, we emphasise that the accompanying balance sheet does not comprise a complete
set of financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. Information on results of
operations, cash flows and changes in equity is necessary to obtain a complete understanding of the financial
position, performance and changes in financial position of the Company.



April 8, 2008


FIRSTCARIBBEAN International Bank Bahamas recently purchased two computers for
use by students of Our Lady's School.
The donation came in response to the school's effort to upgrade its computer laboratory. In
the above picture, FirstCaribbean's corporate director of Risk Operations and Service, Mar-
tin Trotman (right) presents Crystal Green, the school's principal, with a cheque for the pur-
chase.
Through the FirstCaribbean International Comtrust Foundation, the bank dedicates one per
cent of its annual prior year profits (pre-tax) to community partnership in the countries where
it operates, including the Bahamas.


7 Students at Our Lady's
get two new computers


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PAGE 10, SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


$1 million for Sea Hauler victims sewer smell too


FROM page one

Others, he said, settled with
the boat companies "from their
hospital beds."
If the $1 million were to be
equally divided among the 16
to 18 victims, each person would
receive between $55,000 and
$62,000.
One Sea Hauler victim,
Sophia Antonio, told The Tri-
bune that she is generally
pleased with the amount. The
money would put food on her
family's table and assist victims
in settling some of their bills,


she said. Cedric Hart, who
injured his spine in the collision
and now walks on crutches, said
that although he feels very
appreciative towards the gov-
ernment, he fears it will not be
enough to end the suffering of
all Sea Hauler victims.
"It's a first step, but I hope
somewhere along the line the
minister might say that they
decided to give us another (pay-
ment)," he said.
However, Mr Bain said that,
considering that this is not a set-
tlement won through a lawsuit,
but an ex-gratia payment, the


sum of $1 million is very fair.
The Latin expression "ex-gra-
tia" describes an action that is
done voluntarily by favour or
'out of kindness.
In context of the law, an ex-
gratia payment is made without
the giver recognizing any liabil-
ity or legal obligation.
Minister Foulkes said yester-
day that a comprehensive mul-
ti-agency investigation was con-
ducted and, as a result of the
committee's findings, the gov-
ernment agreed to make an ex-
gratia payment since there was
no finding of any wrongdoing


by any agency of the govern-
ment.
The Sea Hauler victims ini-
tially demanded a payment of
$34 million, which was -later
reduced to $12 million.
However, when the govern-
ment first announced that it
would be offering the an ex-gra-
tia payment, the victims
expressed cautious satisfaction.
Over 25 people were injured
and four persons killed during
the collision in 2003, which has
been described as one of the
most "heartbreaking catastro-
phes" to hit the country.


Protesting immigration officers walk off the job


FROM page one

Claiming to have an "open
door policy", she said staff frus-
trations had not been brought
to her attention before.
Her version of events con-
flicted with Mr Pinder's, who
alleged that Ms Campbell had
been made aware around three
months ago that staff promo-
tions were being held up.
Around 30 staff members
began marching around the the
car park at the department of
immigration on Hawkins Hill,
where Ms Campbell's office is
also situated, at 10.30am yes-
terday. Waving placards they
sang Bob Marley's "Get up,
Stand up" as they expressed
heir disappointment over man-
agement's "insensitivity" to
their concerns.
Among issues illustrated on
their placards were overdue
promotions and performance.
evaluations, insufficient staff


meetings, parking shortages and
a lack of security for those who
have to deal with disgruntled
members of the public.
While many staff members
were said to be disturbed by the
length of time many have gone
without a promotion some for
up to 20 years several said that
the problem had become more
acute in the face of rising gas
and food costs. "Our economic
situation is pretty much dire...if
you don't get a promotion you
are behind," said Sloan Smith,
an officer and union member.
Failures by supervisors to car-
ry out mandatory annual evalu-
ations of staff has held up staff's
progression, explained Mr Pin-
der. Three successive "above
average" evaluations would
normally result in.a promotion.
"I'm still at the same level
that I entered in 2000," said
Suenell Sands: "I haven't had
an ACR (annual confidential
report) in three years."


'Too early to judge the FNM'

FROM page one
politically charged. And the PLP continue to operate as if we are
in election mode, so it's difficult for persons to really appreciate
what is. happening in the country because of what the (PLP) is
doing."
Mrs Martin countered this point, saying it is the public's right to
critique a government's first day in office. "A government from the
day it's elected is a government, and the people have a right to
expect them to be accountable and to respond. This country today
is facing a number of issues which are very, very compelling," said
Mrs Martin. She argued that one of the most significant issues is the
country's "stalled" economy due to the FNM stopping "a number
of contracts that had been duly executed under the supervision,
guidance and approval.ir daily-.elected government" and th j
"disturbing trend" of v j ;.m WVe have a stalled economy
we don't just have an en c. responding to global evenfi
we have something mo ght now," she said. '"
FNM Michael Turnquest gave the FNM government a B- for its
first-year in office.











7am I -


Mr Pinder announced that he
fully supported the demonstra-
tion, which he said showed the
level of frustration among work-
ers. "From 2004 we've been try-
ing to get some promotions exe-
cuted on behalf of immigration
staff. They are not satisfied in
the way in which management
is handling this issue," he said.
When questioned about
widespread complaints of unde-
livered promotions and ACRs,
Mrs Campbell said: "You seem
to know more about it than I
do" before confirming that all
complaints would be looked
into. She added that since she
meets with the director of immi-
gration "on a daily basis" she
had "no reason to believe" that
she would not have been made
aware of the problems had
director Vernon Burrows
known of them.
One female officer who has
worked at the department for
12 years said there was "no
FROM page one
Representatives for the cou-
ple have not confirmed the mar-
riage but gossip website.E!
Online quoted a family mem-
ber of Cannon's saying the
reports of a ceremony were true
while People Magazine reported
that the couple obtained a mar-
riage licence on Eleuthera. Can-
non also stars as Carey's love
interest in her upcoming video,
according to Associated Press.
.Joan Carol, a year-round res-
ident of Windermere Island,


"5r
Ma." -d h


VKUVIM page one
It is alleged that Blanc and
Petit-Shal together and with
others caused the death of the
victim by means of unlawful
harm between Monday, March
10, and Sunday, March 16. The
incident is alleged to have
occurred in Exuma. Blanc and
Petit-Shal had initially been
scheduled to be arraigned on
Wednesday but they said they
did not speak English, so an
interpreter was asked to appear
so that the charges could be
read to them.
Through an interpreter the


vision" for the department
among senior staff.
Claiming to have not had a
promotion for seven years and
to be due one, she added: "It's
very difficult to maintain your
family when your salary
remains the same. Even though
you are performing your salary
remains the same. It's unfair,
give a person what is due
them."
Mr Smith said: "The mere
fact that they are out here ques-
tions the level, of confidence
that the staff has in manage-
ment to really do what they
should do. We're calling on the
leadership of this department
to be sensitive to the needs of
these people here. You have to
treat people with a degree of
respect, that is how you get pro-
ductivity." The Tribune left a
message for Immigrhtion direc-
tor Vernon Burrows, but up to
press time calls were not
returned.

Mariah Carey
told The Tribune yesterday that


IROM page one


Museum at 11am, several
workers were standing outside
the office'because of the con-
ditions. A sign was on the door
noting the temporary closure
until 1pm. One Treasury
employee who did not wish to
be named invited The Tribune
to step inside the building to
experience the conditions they
have been working in for sev-
eral years. Immediately, upon
entering the building, a strong
nauseating stench is evident.
The staffer said the problem
has been going on for two or
three years, but it has "gotten
worse in the last five to six
months."
Another staff member
brought The Tribune a copy of
Internet research they had done
on the health effects of long-
term exposure to noxious gases.
A check on the website of the
US Department of Health and
Human Services Agency for
Toxic Substances and Disease
Registry reveals that smell is a
mixture of "gases and airborne
agents that result from the nat-
ural process of the decomposi-
tion of organic materials in
sewage."
These gases produced by
domestic wastewater decompo-
sition commonly include hydro-
gen sulphide, ammonia,
methane, and carbon dioxide,
according to the agency.
Hydrogen sulphide and
ammonia are the gases that
cause bad smells. Sewer gas also
contains sulphur dioxide,
nitrous oxides, biological organ-
isms, water vapour, and chemi-
cals introduced into wastewater
such as chlorine bleaches, indus-


much for staff
trial solvents, and gasoline, the
website adds.
The major adverse health
effects and, hazards from expo-
sure to sewer gas, according to
the agency, include poisoning
from hydrogen sulphide gas,
decreased vigilance or fatigue
due to reduced oxygen levels,
diseases from airborne sewage
pathogens such as bacteria,
viruses, parasites; and fires and
explosions from methane gas,
hydrogen sulphide, or other
flammable gases accumulating
in an enclosed space.
Hydrogen sulphide is the gas
that creates the smelly egg
odour. The human health
effects of exposure .to various
hydrogen sulphide concentra-
tions in air at low levels include
eye irritations and nausea, along
with headaches and respirato-
ry problems.
At increased levels, people
can experience fatigue, loss of
appetite poor memory and
dizziness. Minister of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing said
yesterday that he is aware of
the problem and plans to meet
with the Treasurer on Monday,
and the staff subsequent to this
meeting. Mr Laing said the gov-
ernment felt the landlord of the
building who he did not name
had addressed the problem.
"I have expressed tremen-
dous anxiety about that contin-
uing situation, and we were
assured by the landlords both
in writing and otherwise that
they had resolved the issue," he
said. Subsequent to the meeting
at the Treasury department, the
minister said the government
will make determinations about
the situation "because it cannot
continue as it is."


'No Bahamian students in porn videos'


preparations for some sort of FROM page one
ceremony were evident in.front
of Ms Carey's house, but she last one was a private school that we went to. And they concluded
could not confirm when or if, that it was not one of theirs," said ASP Rolle.
the wedding took place: He added: "We have nothing to suggest that they are [Bahami-
"We've seen that they an students]. We did the investigation and the file then is put in stor-
cleaned the beach in front of age."
the house and put a boardwalk Theinivestigation into these pornographic videos is now closed
from the house down to the unless or until someone makes a complaint, said ASP Rolle.
beach with a sand-coloured car- :The films; which were recorded on a mobile phone, show sever-
pet on it so you can walk on it in alien grapIhiclly molesting a teenage girl in her school uniform,
high heels, I guess, and tiki o pup 'ing sex in a classroom. Th videos have been sent

of porndgraphy and technology.
e'rh ae ular matterhas been laidtq rest, ASP Rolle not-
men were told they were'not have been identified in,~a"tber of X-rated still
required to plead to the uniges t ha'ave been circulated via e-mail. These matters are
manslaughter charge and that a under investigation. Since the high-tech crime unit was established
preliminary inquiry would be 'in 2006, police have seen more incidents each year. By the end of
held. Through the interpreter 2006, there were five matters reported. In 2007, there were 17. Since
both men indicated that they January, 2008, there are already 18 reported cases.
understood the charge against "So that gives you an idea as to how this problem in the Bahamas
them. Magistrate Gomez is escalating," he added.
informed the men, who were The bulk of these reported cases, however, do not involve minors.
not represented by counsel, that ASP Rolle noted that the majority of their cases involve adult
because they were not Bahami- partners who take explicit photographs of each other.
ans they would have to be "The relationship goes sour and one of them, usually the male,
remanded to Her Majesty's decides to get even. He publishes the images on private sites in an
Prison. Their case has been
adjourned to May 27 when a effort to try and embarrass the woman," ASP Rolle explained.
preliminary inquiry is set. The There are also other cases where a person's face is superimposed
matter has been transferred to on to a naked person's body.
Court 11, Nassau Street. --I .-l --


FG CAPITAL MARKETS
BINE_ ROYAL- FIDELITY RA SVCES
C OFA L'"
S '' BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:
"":; .. FRIDAY. 2 MAY 2008 '
: ; S ALL SHARE INtoEX: CLOSE 1,932.78 I CHG -0.15 1 %CHG -0.01 YTD -1 1'97 t-YTD',.- ;48
FINDEX: V CLOSE 902.37 I YTD% -5.22% [ 2007 28.29% ,. ~ 'f *-
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52wk-Hi 52woK.Lo. eSec.urit Previous Close Toaa s Close CI.ange Dall '.Voi EPS S Div S P/E Yield
1 95 1 15 Abaco Mtarkets 1 95 1 5 000 0 135 0000 14 3 0 000
11.80 11.50 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.086 0.400 10.9 3.39%
9.68 9.02 Bank of Bahamas 9.61 9.61 0.00. 0.643 0.160 14.9 2.71%
0.99 0.85 Benchmark 0.90 0.90 0.00 0.188 0.030 4.8 3.33%
3.74 2.60 Bahamas Waste 3.50 3.50 0.00 0.289 0.090 12.1 2.57%
2.70 1.30 Fidelity Bank 2.39 2.39 0.00 0.058 0.040 41.2 1.67%
13.80 10.41 Cable Bahamas 13.80 13.80 0.00 1.121 0.240 12.3 1.74%
3.15 2.10 Colina Holdings 2.87 2.87 0.00 433 0.091 0.040 31.5 1.39%
8.50 4.75 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.10 7.10 0.00 603 0.440 0.290 16.1 4.08%
7.22 3.60 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.79 4.65 -0.14 0.157 0.052 30.5 1.09%
3.00 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 3.00 3.00 0.00 0.316 0.040 9.5 1.33%
8.00 5.94 Famguard 8.00 8.00 0.00 0.713 0.280 11.2 3.50%
13.01 12.49 Flnco 12.50 12.50 0.00 0.810 0.570 15.4 4.56%
14.75 13.24 FirstCaribbean 13.24 13.24 0.00 0.651 0.470 20.3 3.55%
6.10 5.05 Focol (S) 5.32 5.32 0.00 5,712 0.386 0.140 13.8 2.63%
1.00 0.50 Freeport Concrete 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.035 0.000 14.3 0.00%
8.00 6.79 ICD Utilities- 6.79 6.79 0.00 0.411 0.300 16.5 4.42%
12.50 8.60 J. S. Johnson 12.30 12.30 0.00 1.059 0.620 11.6 5.04%
10 00 10 00 Pren.ier Real Estale 10 00 10 00 0 o0 0 180 0 600 55 a 6 00':
. :: Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities
52ak-Hl 52wk-Ljw Symtnol Bla $ Ash LasI Pr.:e WVeekl Vol EPS S Div $ PE Yield
1460 14 25 Bahamas Supermarkel 1i d 15 F. 1 4 c.0 1 160 0 900 134 6 l6:
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.80%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0 35 0.40 0 35 -0 023 0 000 N/M 000%
'. ". Collna Over-The-Counter Securiltes
41 00 4100 A1BAB 41 0 -13 00 1 0 4 4460 2 750 90 6 7:.
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1.160 0.900 13.4 6.16%
0.55 0.40 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.023 0.000 N/M 0.00%
BIBX Listed Mutual Funds
52Hk-.H 52wik.Lo. Fund Nalr.e NAV YTDr. LasI 12 .1Mor.t. Div$ Yield
1.3081 1.2443 Collna Bond Fund 1.308126"" 1.25% 5.61%
3.0008 2.6629 Collna MSI Preferred Fund 2.996573"" -0.14% 13.11%
1.3875 1.2647 Colina Money Market Fund 1.387505"* 0.90% 3.87%
3.7969 3.2018 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.7011"" -2.52% 17.78%
12.1010 11.5519 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.1010" 1.40% 5.72%
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.00"*
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Equity Fund 100.00"
1.0000 1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.00"
10.5000 9.6346 Fidelity Intemational Investment Fund 9.6346' -8.24% -8.24%
Market Terms N NA.V Key
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52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity 11 April 2008
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Today's Close Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS S A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV S Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 100
() 4-for-1 Stock Spllt Effective Date 8/812007
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NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that LOIS C. STODDART of 5TH
STREET, THE GROVE, P.O. BOX CB-12402, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should hot be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
26th day of April 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.,


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that DAVID EDWARD
JENNETTE of 57 SEA VIEW LANE, P.O. BOX F-60287,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 26th day of April 2008
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



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by Franklyn G Ferguson, JP


NASSAU EV E N T S CAPTURED ON CAMERA


Dr Hepburn's



60th birthday


DR HEPBURN is
shown here
dancing with
Phyliss Albury-
Garraway, part
owner of the
Yodephy Dance
and Modeling
Academy.


MARVIN Bethell,. managing director of JS
Johnson Insurance Company, chats with Pauline
Sherman, the Registrar of Insurance.


SURROUNDED by the coun-
try's leading physicians as well as
his family and friends, Dr
Nicholas Hepburn hosted a spec-
tacular celebration for his 60th
birthday.
The surgeon was said to have
had a "blast" at the party, which
lasted until the early morning
hours.
The guests danced the night
away to the music of Terez Hep-
burn and were treated to fire-
works at Dr Hepburn's hilltop res-
idence, which overlooks the
ocean on the northern coast.
A elaborate dinner was provid-
ed by Party Time caterers and
included oysters, shrimps, steaks
and pastries.


DR Nicholas Hepburn is pictured with his
childhood friend, attorney Alva Stuart-Coakley.


SSURGEONS Dr Dalton Farquharson, Dr Nicholas
Hepburn and Dr Gankaprth Srikanth.


DR Mark Weech, anaesthesiologist; Yvette Weech of the Bahamas
ChestCentre; Carolyn Roberts, clinical physiologist, and urologist
Dr Robin Roberts.


DR Nicholas Hepburn and son
Jason Hepburn.


BARBARA Knowles, owner of Imperial Optical; Dr Nicholas Hep-
burn, former permanent secretary; Basil Albury; Justice Cheryl
AP Albury and businessman and publisher Michael Symonette.


DOCTORS Robin Roberts and Nicholas.Hepburn
and Dwayne Sands, cardiologist.
DR Conville
Brown,
cardiologist;
Nurse Emily
King-Osadabey,
principal nursing
officer at the
Princess
Margaret Hospital;
SDr Nicholas
Hepburn; Dr
Corrine Sin
Quee -Brown,
pediatric
haematologist;
Campbell, ear,
nose and throat
specialist.

ATLANTIS
Casino cage
shift managers
Monique
Pratt-Daley,
Evaudney
Theodore,
Lynette Ferguson
:. and Canadian
President Judy
Rodigues
(second from
,' :right).


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