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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: May 22, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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murder New


Jersey officer
One, Bank Lane, yesterday
By NATARIO McKENZIE morning, on charges of attempt-
ed murder, attempted armed
TWO men charged in the robbery and causing harm.
shooting of a vacationing New According to court dockets,
Jersey police officer appeared the two young men, being con-
in Magistrate's Court yesterday. cerned together, on Wednes-
Ebenezer Sherman, 18, and day, May 14, attempted to cause
Bradley Saunders, 21, both of the death 'f John Casper.
Delaporte Road, were 1
arraigned before Chief Magis-
trate Roger Gomez at.Court .

Murder trial witnesses 'terrified'


WITNESSES in a high-pro-
file murder trial are alarmed
that the main suspect is out on
bail, even though he has since
been charged with carrying a
firearm.
Eight witnesses believe they
are in danger because the sus-
pect, who was sentenced to
death but was then freed on,
appeal, is now on the loose in
Nassau.
"I am terrified of this man," a
witness told The Tribune yes-


terday. "It is unbelievable that
he can be charged with having a
gun and ammunition and still
be free to roam the streets."
The man, who cannot be
named for legal reasons,
received the death penalty for a
murder dating back more than a
decade, but was freed on appeal
to await a retrial.
But no retrial date has been
set, and he has since been
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ACCUSED: Ebenezer Sherman, 18,
of Delaporte Road.


PLP Chairman confronts the FNM
over Harl Taylor files controversy


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
THE PLP Chairman
demanded.yesterday that the
leader of government business
in the House of Assembly dis-
tance his party from reports
SEE page 16


that the FNM intends to use
police files on the Harl Taylor
murder to smear members of
the PLP.
Glenys Hanna-Martin chal-
lenged the governing party to
distance itself from claims by
unnamed FNM insiders in a
story in The Tribune published
4 ,


0 By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
GOLDEN Gates MP Shane
Gibson made a bold' declara-
tion in the House of Assembly
yesterday when he promised to
table a list of sweethearts
involved with FNM members
during the Budget communica-
tion, which is expected to be
SEE page 16


* By TANEKATHOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
THE body of an unidentified
man believed to be a Jamaican
national was found near the
shoreline of a Clifton Pier beach
early yesterday morning with
multiple stab wounds to the
upper body.
A Jamaican passport was
found near the body, however
police declined to release his
identity until he is positively
identified, Officer-in-Charge of
Homicide Assistant Superin-
tendent Leon Bethel said.
"We might have an idea (of
his identity) but we can't release
that at this stage," he said.
Believed to be in his 30s, the
victim was wearing a t-shirt,
camouflage jacket and jeans
with one hand clutching an
apparent stab wound to the
chest with pools of dried blood
visible on the rocks beneath


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him.
ASP Bethel said it was not
known how.long the body lay
on the beach and declined to
speculate: "We cannot say
exactly how long he was out
there."
Police are also investigating
if the victim was stabbed at the
beach or killed at another site
and then dumped in the area.
"Obviously we're not sure
whether the incident resulted
from the stabbing or whether
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Minister: $500,000 a


month to go towards


homes building


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
BEGINNING this month, the
Bahamas Mortgage Corporation
will have $500,000 a month to put
towards the building of homes,
Minister of Housing Kenneth
Russell'said.
The minister made this decla-
ration, and attacked the PLP's
housing record, yesterday while
speaking in the House of Assem-
bly on the resolution for the con-
veyance of 88.279 acres of land in
Spring City, Abaco, from the trea-
surer to the minister of housing,
for the purpose of continuing gov-
ernment's housing development.
Mr Russell acknowledged that
during his one year as minister of
housing, no new homes were built
by government. However, the rea-
son for this, he explained, was the
poor state in which the PLP left
the ministry.
"We met 86 houses incomplete;
hundreds of houses where peo-
ple lived without conveyances
and/or mortgages; 40 houses sup-
posedly completed where people
could not move in because infra-
structure was not completed," said
Mr Russell. "Mr Speaker, we also
met three houses with people in
residence who claimed that the
houses were gifts from the minis-
ter, which they did not. have to
pay mortgage, rent or anything
else. We met 400 houses on mort-
gage with no insurance, it is a
good thing that no fire, hurricane,
or flooding had occurred in this
community putting the home-
owner at risk, which would have
caused serious additional expens-
es on the BMC (Bahamas Mort-
gage Corporation)," he added.
The minister told the House
that upon coming to office, the
FNM also found 10 homes with
mortgages bought out from Impe-
rial. Life that were deliberately
not placed on the corporation's
books for four years; and the
BMC and the Department of
Housing were both broke, owing
millions to other corporations and
to each other.
Former Housing Minister
Shane Gibson said he did not
accept this explanation for the
non-construction of homes dur-
ing his tenure.
"In the last year, yes 365 days
plus, not one house has been built


for those citizens who seek to
become homeowners," he said.
"Now by some supernatural inter-
vention this most -well the peo-
ple say the people say, this
most incompetent housing minis-
ter I don't think he's incompe-
tent, but that's what people say -
now has a revelation that he will
be able"to Build 1-5-houses every
three months and will bring down
the cost in the process."
Mr Gibson also charged that
Mr Russell is now planning to sell
incomplete homes placing the
Burden for completion on the;
would-be homeowners.
"Mr Speaker, what kind of
warped, unintelligent, inconsid-
erate lo gi-Rfthat9-i-asked Mr
Gibson.
In providing details on the
repairs that his ministry is facili-
tating in 12 government subdivi-
sions, Mr Russell said that in Dig-
nity Gardens number one, there
are more than 63 houses Ithat
require repairs, and 27 contracts
have been issued to date.
He said government has had to
install sewerage infrastructure in
that community so that waste
pumping trucks no longer have
to constantly visit the area, which
leads to leakage of the material as
the trucks depart.
In Adelaide Village, said Mr
Russell, of the 29 houses that were
built, 27 require repairs, and 22
require serious repairs. In Pride
Estates, of the 94 houses built, 81
have to be repaired.
The resolution was passed by
the House yesterday evening.


0 In brief


Woman

accused of

stealing nearly

885,000 from

workplace

A WOMAN charged with
stealing 'nearly $85,000 from her
place of employment over a
five-month period was
arraigned in Magistrate's Court
yesterday. Tanya Smith, 27,
appeared before Magistrate
Linda, Virgill at Court Nine,
Nassau Street, on 32 counts of
stealing by reason of employ-
ment.
According to court dockets, it
is alleged that Smith stole a total
of $84,818 from United Com-
munications Ltd, where she was
employed.
The offences allegedly took
place between November 22,
2007, and March 6 of this year.
It is alleged that Smith stole
as much as $11,000 on one occa-
sion and at times as little as $20.
Smith was not required to
plead to the charges. She was
granted $30,000 bail with two
sureties. The case has been
adjourned to October 10 and
11.

Top Abaco
craftswoman

chosen to

study in China
ONE of Abaco's top
craftswomen has been chosen
to study machine embroidery
in China. Lovely Reckley, of
Marsh Harbour, will spend
three months in China this sum-
mer to learn new techniques for
her successful crafts business.
Ms Reckley, a talented straw
and shell worker, will travel to
the Far East courtesy of the
Chinese government.
Her work has been listed as
particularly noteworthy by the
Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation.
"Lovely is a very talented
person, and deserves her suc-
cess," an island source told The
Tribune. "She used to work in
an office, but desperately want-
ed to get back into craft work.
This is a great boost for her."
Following her trip, Ms Reck-
ley hopes to add machined
embroidery to her range of
products. Her selection marks
the second Chinese connection
for Abaco in recent weeks.
The island's senior adminis-
trator Cephas Cooper has been
chosen for a three-week trip to
China to see local government
operations there.
Water producers
see sunny side
DRY weather has meant
good business for reverse osmo-
sis water producers on the Aba'
co cays. Residents who rely on
rain water to keep their cisterns
full are now having to buy water
from RO 'producers', an island
source said last night.
On mainland Abaco, resi-
dents rely on ground or well
water, but on the cays rain
water is crucial.
"In the past, everybody on
the cays had to rely on what
comes off the roof, but RO pro-
ducers are now doing good busi-
ness," said the source.
"The rainy season doesn't
really start until June, so every-
body is hoping the next few
weeks will bring water."







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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 3


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0 In brief


Nursing

graduates

urged to form

partnerships
NURSES new to the profes-
sion must be able and willing
to form partnerships if they are
to ensure successful outcomes
for their patients, nursing advi-
sor at the Public Hospitals
Authority Willlamae Hamilton-
Stuart said.
She was speaking on Monday
at the College of the Bahamas'
School of Nursing and Allied
Health Profession's fourth
annual Nurses' Pinning Cere-
mony held at the Diplomat
Centre.
She said partnerships must be
formed wherever nurses are sta-
tioned, be it hospitals, doctor's
offices, community clinics,
schools or nursing homes.
"It is only through these part-
nerships that education contin-
ues, professionalism is crys-
tallised, skills as a clinician per-
fected and excellence in nurs-
ing is assured," Mrs Hamilton-
Stuart said.
"You are to partner with oth-
er disciplines, including admin-
istrators, financial controllers
and officers, medical doctors,
physiotherapists, researchers,
those who have PhDs and all
the other areas of the allied
health profession as they all
come together to play a critical
part in the delivery of quality
care to patients.
"You must also establish
partnerships with families of
patients and of course the
patients themselves, because it
is essential to ensure that the
care we give them meets their
needs and that they are able to
experience nurses expertise and
compassion in the most effec-
tive way.

Golf-cart

parade for

schoolboy

Schamp James,
RESIDENTS of Hope Town,
'Abaco, organised a golf-cart,
parade to welcome' home,
schoolboy champion James
Boyce.
The 11-vear-old was voted
Bahamas Primary School Stu-
dent of the Year last weekend,
earning himself a jubilant recep-
tion at Marsh Harbour airport.
James, whose family lives in
Marsh Harbour, catches the fer-
ry every day to attend Hope
Town School on Elbow Cay.
"There was quite a party for
him," said an island source.
"Hope Town is very proud of its
star pupil."


Firebugs

blamed for

bush blazes

FIRE-RAISERS are being
blamed for a spate of bush fires
which have raged through Aba-
co in recent weeks.
Marsh Harbour's volunteer
fire brigade has been kept on
full alert, sometimes working
round-the-clock to contain the
flames in one of the worst years
on record.
Buildings on the airport road
have been threatened by fires,
and at one stage fixed base
operators at the airport were in
danger.
"Everyone here is convinced
that these fires are often the
work of fire-raisers," said an
island source.
"Misguided people some-
times do this just to create
excitement for themselves, but
it is getting out of hand."
Volunteers were said to be at
full-stretch fighting fires in sev-
eral areas round the island cap-
ital.
"There is a strong smell of
smoke in the air," said the
source, "We always get fires at
this time of the year, but never
as many as this year. It's been
really bad."
Extremely dry conditions and
strong winds have added to the
problem.
"We're desperately waiting
for the rainy season to start so
-that these fires can be brought
under control," the source
added.


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Plan to halt flow of drugs, migrants


* MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
TOP secret plansaqlmmldr-
way to halt the export of drugs
and migrants from Haiti into
the Bahamas.
In OPBAT's (Operation
Bahamas Turks and Caicos)
second trilateral meeting
between the Bahamas, Turks
and Caicos and the United
States, members discussed con-
fidential plans to stop the illegal
trafficking emanating from
Haiti and affecting all parties.
Leading the Bahamian dele-
gation, Minister of National
Security Tommy Turnquest
said: "We discussed ideas for
new ways of how to improve
things, but they cannot be dis-
cussed publicly.
"We have the mechanisms in
place now so it is a matter of
continuing what we are doing."
The international ministers,
ambassadors and law enforce-
ment officials discussed bow
best to integrate assets, share
intelligence and engage with the
government of Haiti and the
Dominican Republic in order
to fight their common threat.
US and British representa-


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tives in those countries reported
the local trends and suggested
ways OPBAT members can
help to improve law enforce-
ment and increase the capabili-
ties of the Haitian and Domini-
can governments to provide
economic security to its citizens.
.Mr Turnquest said: "CARI-
COM is looking at ways of
assisting Haiti on the political


level, and Bahamas is playing a
lead role in that regard.
"The US is providing assis-
tance in combatting illegal
smuggling and gun trafficking,
and the Dominican Republic
have their own concerns as they
are sharing with Haiti the island
of Hispaniola."
A task-force was appointed
to follow-up on how to better
co-ordinate existing assets, inte-
grate newly-arrived assets into
the current OPBAT frame-
work, and share intelligence.
The task-force will also con-
sider future joint operations,
explore ways of sharing infor-
mation with Haitian and
Dominican law enforcement
and ways of improving security
at their sea ports, as well as
examine draft legislation to reg-
ulate wooden-hulled sailing
sloops believed to play a key
role in drug and migrant smug-
gling.
The meeting at the Royal
Bahamas' Police Force's Paul
Farquharson Conference Cen-
tre on Friday May 9 will be fol-
lowed by the third Tripartite
meeting hosted by the Bahami-
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* MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHAMIAN people are
invited to get involved in the
fight against crime.by con-
tributing to the work of the new
Government Select Committee
on Crime.
Its chairman, PLP MP
Bernard Nottage, said the com-
mittee of seven members from
both parties, and independent
Member Kenyatta Gibson, will
-put their political differences
aside to crack down on crime
for the benefit of all citizens,
and take on board the issues
and solutions raised by the pub-
lic.
Dr Nottage said: "The prob-
lem of crime is not a political
problem, but a problem which
affects the entire country."
FNM Member Kendal
Wright added: "We are com-
mitted to coming together to
deal with the criminal element
in our country. There is going to
be an enormous input from the
public and we are committed to
that."
The Select Committee on
Crime was founded in Febru-
ary to examine the unaccept-
ably high levels of criminal
activity in the Bahamas.
Members will review govern-
ment committee reports, includ-


Public is urged to contribute to'

government select committee

Sto explain to the pubic the mea-
S. '. .. : sure l! Y lfih9a fakenliniit-par-
liamentarians will have to come
S before the committee so there
i" j' will be a ful examination which
4 -both parties have endorsed."
The committee reports will
Differ to others because they
will be lively, visual and make
an immediate and long-term
impact, Mr Wright said.
Dr Nottage added: "One
'' thing I know for sure is that
s everybody in the Bahamas
wants crime to be minimised as
much as possible. We have the
determination to follow through
with whatever report, we come
ing the 1998 National Crime up with."
Report and the 2003 Prison Meetings will be open to the
Reform Commission Report, to press and public, and both agen-
investigate how strategies have cies and individuals can apply
been implemented and to what to give presentations by writing
effect. to the clerk of the House of
Reports by the Royal Assembly. The committee will
Bahamas Police Force and non- travel to Grand Bahama and
governmental organizations will the family islands to conduct
also be scrutinized, hearings when necessary.
Dr Nottage said: "Crime has The first hearing will be held
gone beyond the stage in our on Thursday May 29, calling
country where we can sit back Acting Commissioner of the
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Shane Gibson's 'sweetheart' threat


GOLDEN GATES MP Shane Gibson, who
resigned from the Christie cabinet last year
over his friendship with the late Anna Nicole
Smith, announced in the House yesterday that
he will lay on the table of the House a list of
"sweethearts" allegedly involved with FNM
members.
This scandalous threat shows that Mr Gibson
is completely oblivious to why the public
demanded his resignation over the Anna Nicole
scandal two years.ago. The issue was not his
friendship with Anna Nicole. The issue was that
that friendship was perceived to have affected
his ministerial judgment.
Laying the names of politicians' alleged
"sweethearts" on the table of the House is com-
pletely irrelevant to House business and should
not be allowed. If and when a "sweetheart"
appears to have addled the brain of a politi-
cian to the point where he cannot do the public's
business impartially, then, and only then, does
it become of public concern.
This is what happened to Mr Gibson.
Mr Gibson is now dragging House business
down to the level of the bar room. If this is
what the public is paying his salary for, then it is
time to close shop and start all over again.
There was a time when whether one
agreed with them or not there were gentle-
men in the House. There was a limit beyond
which they would not go. Times have changed
and so have the mores of many of our politi-
cians. Bahamians should be.disgusted and
demand higher standards from their MPs.
No wonder we have trouble with our youth
when leaders grovel in the gutter and do so
without shame in the public arena.
As a disgusted letter writer said in a letter
published in The Tribune yesterday:
"Bahamians are sick to death of juvenile
and petty politicians on both sides of the divide
and we wonder what small miracle it will take to
lift them and our country out of the gutter."
We are now at the crossroads and Bahamians
have to make a decision.
Are we going to the gutter or are we going to
demand a standard of behaviour from these
men and women in whose hands we have
entrusted our future?
As for Mr Gibson and Anna Nicole: Their
friendship was no one's business until her fast-
tracked residence permit became an issue.
While others including Bahamians married to
foreigners waited years to have their per-
mits considered, Ms Smith's certificate was
issued exactly 21 working days after her appli-
cation was submitted to Mr Gibson's depart-
ment.
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"absolutely impossible" impossible that is if
all security checks were done to issue a per-
mit in that time. But Anna Nicole got hers while
others waited and fumed in anger.
Instead of Immigration delivering the permit
to Ms Smith's lawyers, who had submitted the
application, it was personally delivered to Ms
Smith's Eastern Road home. The law firm only
learned of the residence approval when Ms
Smith telephoned giving instructions to have a
$10,000 cheque delivered to her home by
o'clock on the evening of September 20, 2006
for Immigration Minister Shane Gibson.
Because of the unusual sequence of events
one of the firm's young lawyers delivered the
cheque in person.
According to the lawyer she drove to Ms
Smith's home where she saw Immigration Min-
ister Gibson in the living room.
The lawyer went into Ms Smith's bedroom
and gave her the envelope containing the
cheque.
As Ms Smith opened the envelope her
lawyer-boyfriend ushered Mr Gibson into the
bedroom where Ms Smith handed the cheque to
Mr Gibson. The lawyer then left the house.
In the House of Assembly the Minister
denied the lawyer's story. In fact he denied
being at the house at all. And he certainly
denied collecting a cheque on behalf of Immi-
gration.
"Anything to the contrary," he said, "is a
vicious lie conceived in ignorance and spread in
wickedness by the FNM."
The lawyer stuck to her story. She said, her
eyes had not deceived her. Had Mr Gibson mis-
led the House? At the time no one pressed the
point.
The public was angry. Why, they wanted to
know, would a government minister interfere
with the duties of the Immigration Department
and why would he personally accept a cheque
on behalf of that department?
Bahamians also wanted to know why, if it
were not for the friendship, could American-
born Ms. Smith get a residence permit in 21
days when they had been waiting years for an
answer to their applications?
This is what brought Mr Gibson down. It
was not his friendship with Ms Smith alone,
but it was the public perception that Mr Gibson
had mixed that friendship with the public's busi-
ness, and the public's business had suffered.
That was Mr Gibson's political undoing.
Now Mr Gibson, seeking vengeance, wants
to embarrass government members. Where is
the justification?
As the letter writer has said: It is time that we
rescue our parliament from the gutter.


Opposition




has reverted




to true form




ghetto politics


EDITOR, The Tribune.
I read with utter disbelief
your lead story today that the
PLP intends to raise the issue of
an alleged high school sex scan-
dal at a private school involving
two minors.
Further, the PLP insider's
assertion that this is not intend-
ed to embarrass the parent of
one of the children, who just
happens to be a government
MP, is laughable.
With all of the other pressing
issues that should be debated
and resolved in Parliament, Her
Majesties Loyal Opposition has
reverted to true form, ghetto
politics.
I don't excuse the school offi-
cials handling of the situation,


but they are a private institu-
tion and we are, after all, talking
about two children.
Why should the school
boards' decision be viewed any
differently than that of previ-
ously sitting magistrates to over-
turn the drug possession charge
of the adult son of a former
Prime Minister because of
whom his father was?
If my memory serves me,
during the last PLP govern-
ment's term there were allega-
tions of rape brought against
one minister that suddenly went


away, of a toilet bowl being
stolen by another, and most
recently one minister, or should
that be "Deacon", gr....ding
away in the back seat of his car
in the church parking lot. How
conveniently we forget.
As I wrote in an earlier letter
chastising the present govern-
ment, people who live in glass
houses shouldn't throw stones.
Bahamians are sick to death of
juvenile and petty politicians on
both" sides of the divide and we
wonder what.small miracle it
will take to lift them and our
country out of the gutter.
IAN MABON
Nassau,
May 20, 2008.


Is the country prepared for the


impending economic
.conomi


EDITOR, The Tribune.
There is an urgent need to
address critical and impending
matters. Our need to be con-
cerned at present is not without
reason. All arrows are pointing
to an economic collapse in this
region within this year. The impli-
cations for the Bahamas will be
disastrous if we do not prepare
ourselves fully for what is
undoubtedly impending.
Are we prepared?
I believe that our biggest prob-
lem is one of security. The pro-
tection of our resources will be
even more vital in the months to
come as poverty levels increase
in neighboring nations such as
Haiti, Jamaica, Honduras and the
Dominican Republic. The condi-
tion of Haiti is no secret to us but
added with the-current economic
crises in the United States we
should prepare ourselves for an
influx of immigrants at record
breaking levels. Additionally we
can also expect an increase in
poaching as the demand for food
rises in neighboring countries.
Drug and human trafficking will
also significantly increase. We
cannot expect our Defence Force
to properly manage these prob-
lems. I am of the belief that our
Defence Force, at its present state
will not be sufficient even to han-
dle an extreme rate of migrants
crossing our borders. Because of
this we need to employ more pro-
tection for our waters.
The Government's Role in
Food
If the current solution to
weathering this recession is self


sufficiency we must invest more
into protecting our marine
resources, reduce or eliminate the
export of seafood and stop
depending solely on farmers to
grow food. The Government of
the Bahamas must take control
and insure that sufficient foods
are being produced and kept
locally to sustain the country dur-
ing the hard times ahead.
Internal Peace
A decision has to be made
urgently on how we deal with and
prevent extreme forms of criminal
behaviour. Is it possible that we
would survive for long being
faced with both an economic and
social crises? These two ills will
cripple even the strongest nation.
This is without a doubt the time


collapse?
to change laws and get hard on
criminals. Persons who possess
illegal firearms are to be seen (in
my opinion) as equal to robbers
and murderers. Those who traffic
in illegal arms should face the
death penalty. I believe that
unless we change with the times
we will be lost in it. We need to
clean the streets of persons who
are out on bail for serious crimes
as these will more than likely the
greatest challenge for the police
in the coming months.
May God be with us and pre-
serve us this year and in the there-
after.
DELROY MEADOWS
Nassau,
May, 2008.


Passport office and my concerns
EDITOR, The Tribune.
MY niece and I have just returned from standing on line for 2 1/2
hours to obtain a new electronic passport and when we were allowed
to enter the building, we where not in possession of a number which was
given out at 8am by staff.
When we arrived no one told us this and the security guard had his
hands full, fighting off people who wanted to get in. My niece came
from Abaco to get an electronic passport and her experience was like
standing on a food linewith starving Haitians. I have never experienced
anything so disorganised in my life being a Bahamian. The Passport
Office has no organisation whatsoever, and no explanation is given as
to the procedure one has to go through, nothing. I would call this
experience something less then Third World, what is the purpose of
making the country safer with electronic passports when the passport
office is in such a mess? It is the only word I can think of to describe my
experience. I would hope that you print this to inform some Bahami-
ans who will be getting passports that they make sure and obtain a num-
ber before standing in any line at the Passport Office. And as for the
Passport Office please inform people as to your procedure, because
your conduct is appalling.
So I will return tomorrow at 6.30am to stand on line again and hope
I get a number.
CONCERNED BAHAMIAN
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You are tearing

families apart,

government told



* Ex-attorney general goes
on offensive in the Senate

* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
THE government was yesterday accused by the leader of
opposition business in the Senate of contributing to crim-
inality in the country by "tearing families apart".
"It's shameful, disgraceful, criminal!" claimed former
attorney general Allyson Maynard-Gibson.
Her accusation sparked a ruckus in the Senate, with
leader of government business Dion Foulkes calling her
statements the "most ridiculous argument I have ever
heard in this chamber."
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said:
"The behaviour of this admin-
"I know of istration while it is not murder
or manslaughter it leads ulti-
people who, mately to criminality."
because their She claimed that having per-
sonally requested information
spouse could months ago on how many appli-
not work, cations for spousal permits were
outstanding, and how many per-
have had to sons had been regularised as a
leave this result of last year's immigration
audit, she had not been provid-
country." ed the information.
She inferred, without directly
stating it, that this meant that
permits were not being grant-
ed and regularisation was not occurring. Mrs Maynard-Gib-
son said the government "is tearing families apart. When
the spouse can't get the right to work, can't stay with the
family..."
Mr Foulkes said that Mrs Maynard-Gibson's allegation
that the ruling party are destroying the "foundation of
society" was "very serious".
He said that it was "ridiculous" that the PLP senator
should suggest that, because information was not forth-
coming, this is evidence that "families have been torn
apart."
He called on Mrs Maynard-Gibson to substantiate her
point with evidence. Mrs Maynard-Gibson then conceded
that she was expressing her opinion.
"I know of people who, because their spouse could not
work, have had to leave this country. In my opinion that is
an example of how the FNM inaction is tearing families
apart."
She claimed that the alleged inaction was "contributing
to criminal behaviour" in the Bahamas, at a time when
crime is the number one problem facing the country.


Family Islands outstrip Nassau


on return visitors


MINISTER OF TOURISM AND AVIATION Neko Grant with Most Outstand-
ing Bahamahost graduate Tanya Knowles-Adderley.


THE Family Islands outpace
New Providence and Grand
Bahama in terms of return vis-
itor numbers, Minister of
Tourism and Aviation Neko
Grant revealed.
Addressing Long Island's
most recent Bahamahost grad-
uates, Mr Grant challenged
them to further strengthen
return visitor numbers for
Long Island. The island, like
other Family Islands, has been
attracting a large number of
repeat visitors of late.
"The national average (of
return visitors) is about 55, 56
per cent," Mr Grant said. "New
Providence and Grand
Bahama, where we receive
most of our visitors, are just
falling within that. But you
have got Bimini, you've got
Abaco, you've got Harbour
Island and Exuma and you
coming up that are in the high
60s.
"So, you can imagine if we
were able to get New Provi-
dence and Grand Bahama with
seven of every 10 visitors
returning. It certainly would
make my job that much easi-
er.".
Mr Grant said the pursuit of
more return visitors is one of
the reasons for the Bahama-
host sessions throughout the
Bahamas.
He said Bahamahost will
equip professionals with the
knowledge necessary to suc-
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ticipants on our product. This is
for personal edification of par-
ticipants as well as for the good
of our guests."
Larry Cartwright, Minister
of Agriculture and Marine
Resources, pointed out that the
Bahamas should strive to be
recommended by, visitors.
"At every stage, they must
be made to feel safe, they must
be made to feel secure, and
they must be made to feel hap-
py while they are here," Mr
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them not only to come back,
but we want them to recom-
mend our service, our good ser-
vice, and our high standards to
their friends back home."
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Gibson: More judicial officers needed


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

A DEBATE on a bill to
allow more judicial officers to
hear civil court cases became
,the backdrop for a outpouring
of concern by senators that pot
enough is being done to
address Bahamians' crime wor-
ries.
Commenting yesterday dur-


ing the debate on a bill to
amend the Supreme Court Act
to allow assistant registrars to
hear civil matters, leader of
opposition business in the sen-
ate Allyson Maynard Gibson
said the bill is a "typical FNM
bill" that will "do nothing to
"improve the lives of ordinary
Bahamians."
She suggested that it shows
that the government has "no
sense of urgency" when it


comes to dealing with crime
and complained that the gov-
ernment has scrapped key PLP
crime-fighting initiatives and
delayed many of their own
crime and fear reducing pro-
posals.
Her criticisms were reminis-
cent of those issued by the PLP
when the FNM proposed the
bill to amend the Juries Act
last year. The bill reduced the
number of jurors in non-capital


cases from 12 to nine which
some PLPs claimed would do
little to affect the worsening
crime problem.
While other PLP senators
expressed support the new bill,
stating that it will legitimise
what is already a common
practice, many said more sig-
nificant measures are neces-
sary to regain control of spi-
ralling rates of serious disor-
der.
Senator Hope Strachan said
that "social intervention pro-
grammes would ensure the
"criminal mind is not devel-
oped."
Stating that the bill will
improve the situation, but
"incrementally", Ms Strachan
claimed that in a year there


have been only a "few sub-
stantive bills" brought before
the Senate that "really and tru-
ly effect the Bahamian peo-
ple."
Mrs Gibson suggested that
rather than introducing the Bill
to Amend the Supreme Court
Act, the government could
have been bringing forward a
bill to provide for "tracking
bracelets" designed to help
police keep tags on the where-
abouts of persons out on bail.
"(The FNM) could've done
that by now," she said.
Ms Gibson also criticised the
fact that the allocation for the
construction of a new Judicial
Complex, designed under the
PLP, had been taken out of
this year's budget.


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* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT- The govern-
ment should consider placing a
moratorium on the gas tax so
that wholesalers can pass sav-
ings onto the public, a Grand
Bahama petroleum retailer said.
Patrick Davis, owner and
operator of the Metro Service
Station, believes that a six-month
moratorium would provide some
relief to Bahamians experiencing
economic hardship.
He said the government has
to be proactive in helping aver-
age Bahamians who are strug-
gling to survive in an economy
that is in "recession".


The continuing rise of the cost
of crude oil internationally has
resulted in record high gasoline
prices around the world. The
price of crude oil was at $133.64
per barrel as of May 21, accord-
ing to oil-price.net.
In the Bahamas, gasoline has
surpassed the $5 mark. In
Freeport, the cost of regular
unleaded is $5.22 per gallon, and
super unleaded is $5.33 per gal-
lon. Diesel is at $5.45 per gal-
lon.
Mr Davis. said that the sum-
mer season wotld be an appro-
priate time for the government
to implement a gas tax morato-
rium.
"In the summer, schools are
closing and it is a time when
Bahamian families can save


more money for school fees,
catch up on their mortgages, and
other loans.
"So,. when September rolls
around, they would have caught
up on the bills and even put a
small saving aside," he said.
Mr Davis acknowledged that
the government may lose some
.revenue but only for a short
period of time.
"Bahamians are having to
struggle to buy food and gas and
if (the government) does not
deal with it, the situation can
lead to chaos." he said.
"I understand that 1,000 resi-
dential customers had their pow-
er disconnected over the last two
weeks that is a sign that some-
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Money reportedly being ferried from exiles to dissidents on Caribbean island




Cuba points finger at top US diplomat


THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 7


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
CUBAN authorities claim
they have evidence that a top
American diplomat in Havana
has been ferrying money from
Cuban exiles to dissidents on
the island.
They say the funds came
from a Miami-based organsa-
tion Fundacion Rescate
Juridica founded by an exile
wanted by Cuba in connection
with an attempted bombing
campaign in Havana.


The accusations were made
public in a press conference on
the Caribbean island on Mon-
day. Cuban officials presented a
series of emails and surveillance
videos which they said proved
the "intimate" relationship
between US diplomatic chief in
Cuba, Michael Patmly, and the
Cuban dissidents.
They called Mr Parmly, head
of the United States Interests
Section in Havana, a "courier"
for a Miami-based exile called
Santiago Alvarez, who they
allege is a benefactor of Luis


Posada Carriles. Mr Carrilles is
a hate figure for many on the
island, as he is accused of mas-
terminding bombings of aircraft
and hotels in Cuba.
Josefina Vidal, head of the
North American branch of the
Cuban Foreign Ministry, told
the press that the information in
the emails shows that Washing-
ton is not only violating Cuban
laws and sovereignty but also
international conventions on
diplomacy and the fight against
terrorism.
The emails referred to- "let-


ters" carried by Mr Parmly to
dissidents Martha Beatriz
Roque and Laura Pollan -
called "mercenaries" and
"counter-revolutionaries" by
the Cuban government but
not specifically to cash.
The Cuban officials claim the
word "letters" is code for
"cash."
US state department
spokesman Sean McCormack,
in Washington, was quoted on
the BBC as stating that the US
is not violating international
law.


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only providing "humanitarian
assistance to families of political
prisoners and that private
groups send aid as well".
Cuba has for many years
alleged that the US is funding
dissidents on the island, but
while the US has admitted to


providing books, radios, tape
recorders and other items, it has
denied sending money.
The Tribune requested a
response to the allegations from
the US Embassy in Nassau.
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UNITED States Ambassador
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called for the Cuban govern-
iment to. release its "political
prisoners" and repeal measures
which allow the Cuban govern-
ment to "arrest citizens for car-
rying out acts of peaceful dis-
sent".
Mr Siegel made these remarks
as US officials commemorated a
'Day of Solidarity with the
Cuban People' yesterday,
adding that Cuba has interna-
tional support in their "struggle
for freedom and human rights".
He also criticisedCuba's
recent shift in government
claiming that citizens had "no
say" in the election of Raul Cas-
tro as successor to his brother,
Fidel Castro and that Cubans
still live in a "repressed" state.
Said the ambassador, in part:
"We call for the release of all
Cuban political prisoners and
repeal of all measures that allow
the Cuban government to arrest
citizens for carrying out acts of
peaceful dissent. Cubans need
to know that they have interna-
tional support in their struggle
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as the people in Central Europe
once did".
"There has been much talk in
the media about the recent
changes that have been


announced in Cuba. Yes, Raul
Castro has replaced his brother
in some of his positions of
authority, but this is a process in
which Cuba's citizens had no
say. And yes, Cubans can now
buy cell phones and microwave
ovens and stay in five star hotels.
"While Cubans may welcome
such changes, they are no doubt
hoping for much more. With the
average monthly wage in Cuba
at less then $20, these items are
still largely out of reach and
won't let Cubans do what citi-
zens in other countries in the
Americas are doing: Seizing the
opportunity provided by open
societies and open markets.
"The sad fact is that Cuba's
citizens still live in a repressive
state, as they have for almost
half a century.


He stressed that democratic
change will be seen on the island
when Cubans are free to
organisee, assemble, and speak
their minds".
"We will know there is a new
Cuba when a free and indepen-
dent press has .the power to
operate without censors. We will
know there is a new Cuba when
the Cuban government allows
Cubans to open their own busi-
nesses and improve the eco-
nomic well-being of their fami-
lies.
"Above all, we will know
there is at least a start towards a
new Cuba when the regime
releases its political prisoners
and engages the Cuban people
in an open and comprehensive
dialogue about the future of
their country," he said,, citing a
few incidents of reported polit-
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The event was marked by an
awareness-raising discussion and
US Embassy employees were
encouraged to wear white to
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2003.
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cially launched the new High-
way Code of the Bahamas,
which is intended to replace
the study guide formerly used
by student drivers.
It also includes guidance
and regulations for drivers,
bus operators, motorcyclists,
pedestrians and bicyclists.
"The launch of the new
Highway Code is intended to
complement the construction
and improvement of our
roads; the biggest of which is
the New Providence Road
Improvement Project, which
if all goes well we hope to
begin to implement early this
summer," Dr Deveaux said at
Worker's House on Monday.
He explained that the Road
Traffic Department is work-
ing to improve its programme.
"It is doing that to increase
public education, improve
public transportation, reduce
traffic congestion and design
initiatives for road safety such
as the launch of the new High-
way Code of the Bahamas,"
the minister said.
As part of this initiative, the
Road Traffic Department also
unveiled a road safety jingle
performed by Nehemiah
,",. Hield as well as several new
seatbelt ads.
Dr Deveaux said as a com-
plement to the Highway Code,
consultants from the British
team Transport Research
Laboratory put together a
number of documents, includ-
ing a manual for driving
instructors and examiners and
a driving school code of prac-
tice.


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motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists


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The minister said the con-
sultants will also assist in
preparing legislative and
*administrative measures that
will include a review of all the
current license categories and
the establishment of a stream-
lined registration system for
driving school instructors' for
various classes of drivers and
licenses.
Then the consultants will
help to draft legislation to reg-
ulate the licensing of driving
schools and their instructors
with the accompanying rec-


commendations for penalties
for non-compliance.
Dr Deveaux said the Road
Traffic Department will
improve the physical layout
of the driving range.
He added that a manual for
high schooldrivers will be pro-
vided to schools throughout
the Bahamas, and students
will have an opportunity to
participate in the drivers' edu-
cation programme by the fall
of this year.
Dr Deveaux said all publi-
cations and programmes
intended for institutional
strengthening and develop-
ment will be completed by
June 2008 with the exception
of the legislative measures and
the improvements to the dri-
ving range.
Chevron Texaco Road Safe-
ty Spokesperson Rashad Rolle
pointed out that according to
the World Health Organisa-
tion, nothing takes more
young lives than road traffic
accidents.
"We all know the road safe-
ty rules: wear a seatbelt, avoid
drinking and driving, use the
pedestrian crossing, follow the
speed limit but every, pedes-
trian, every driver, every
cyclist and every passenger
must make these rules not just
words on paper but a way of
life.
"Through education, this is
indeed possible," he said.


BEC: We are among the best


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Corporation claims it is
regarded as one of the best
utility companies in the
region.
BEC said it is "highly
admired" throughout the
Caribbean, and its technicians
"are welcomed each time
.there is a disaster and elec-
tricity restoration is required."
SThe corporation was
responding to a Tribune col-
umn by Adrian Gibson, who
criticised it as having high
prices and bad service.
The BEC statement said:
"At home, BEC's primary job,
done in the face of the formi-
dable and unique challenge


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presented by an archipelagic
nation, is to bring electricity
to our most far-flung islands
and settlements. This means
establishing 28 separate instal-
lations, each with its own staff,
its own supplies, its own facil-
ities for receiving fuel ship-
ments and its own generating
equipment."
It said that for decades,
BEC has focused on "the
intense and continuous tech-
nical training" and can now
"proudly boast" of a 100 per
cent Bahamian staff.
It said the unpredictability
of the price of oil is beyond
the control of BEC and the
Bahamas.
"The international political
situation, unrest in oil pro-
ducing nations, weather fac-
tors, terrorism, all conspire to
push the price of oil far
beyond what. many of us
thought we'd ever see.
"Unfortunately BEC can-
not prepare for the fluctua-
tions in the price of oil on the
international market, much as
it would like to be able to do,
by stockpiling oil bought at
more favourable prices. The
truth of the matter is that.very
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able to do that. BEC can store
perhaps a six to eight week
supply of fuel, but cannot do
more because of a lack of
space and available capital."
BEC added that it has been
studying renewable energy for
many years and appointed a
Renewable Technology Com-
mittee, which has requested
"cutting edge proposals" to
produce electricity from
renewable sources.
"By the end of the summer,
we are hoping to have some
exciting announcements in this
area."'
The corporation said that
while it would never attempt
to deny that outages occur, it
is worth noting that they have
become much less than
before.
"It should also be noted that
a major cause of outages is
accidents that knock down
utility poles or otherwise dam-
age BEC transmission lines."
Another cause.of outages is
localised faults, which often
go unreported, the corpora-
tion said, because consumers
assume that BEC is aware of
the problem.
"There are many things
about BEC that we believe
would make a very interest-
ing column and we would like
to invite Mr. Gibson at his ear-
liest opportunity to meet one-
on-one with the BEC general
manager, Kevin Basden, and.
learn firsthand about BEC
and its hardworking, dedicat-
ed employees and its demand-
ing, 24/7 corporate culture,"
the statement said.










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PLP: Gov't needs to



re-implement tax-breaks


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT Members of
the PLP on Grand Bahama are
calling on the FNM govern-
ment to re-implement tax
breaks it withdrew after com-
ing into power.
They said this will help ease
the burden on average
Bahamians and stimulate the
island's lacklustre economy.
Lawyer Constance McDon-
ald, the PLP's national vice-
chairman, said the party's lead-
ership on Grand Bahama is
very concerned about the rapid
deterioration of the economy
and the "ill effects" this is hav-
ing on hundreds of families.
"It is our belief that a gov-
ernment should never stand
back and watch its citizens suf-
fer, and do nothing," said Ms
McDonald.
Ms McDonald and her col-
leagues: Patrick Davis, nation-
al vice-chairman of the PLP;
Forrester Carroll, an elected
member of the PLP's Leader-
ship Council, and Cassieta
McIntosh of PLAN (Progres-
sive Liberal Action Network),
held a press conference on
Tuesday to express concern
about the "sad" situation on
Grand Bahama.
Rising prices on gas, food,
and utilities, as well as the with-
drawal of various government
tax exemptions, are creating
untold hardship for many aver-
age Bahamians, they said.
PLP members claim unem-
ployment continues to rise. Ms
McDonald stressed that fami-
lies are struggling and cannot
pay power bills, mortgages,
school fees, and can barely
afford to buy groceries and gas
for their vehicles.
"We put the blame for much
of this sad state of affairs at the
doorsteps of the FNM govern-


ment," she said.
She claimed that over the
past year, the government has
not made any moves to
strengthen the economy, but
instead has chosen to play the
"blame game" while cancelling
beneficial projects left in place
by the former PLP govern-
ment.
Ms McDonald said that a
new hospital for Grand
Bahama, a new COB campus,
and the contract for the new
Heritage School, were all in the
works before the FNM was
elected to office.
Additionally, she noted that
the cancellation of stamp duty
exemption for first-time home
buyers, duty exemption on cars
for public service drivers, the
suspension of benefits to small
business persons provided by
the Venture Capital Fund Pro-
gramme, and the cancellation
of duty and tax exemptions for
persons building in the Family
Islands has negatively impacted
the economy.
Mr Forrester Carroll said the
government should follow the
US by coming up with incen-
tives to help its citizens in times
of economic trouble.
"In tough times, you don't
withdraw incentives, you give
incentives," he said.
Mr Carroll said the with-
drawal of stamp duty exemp-
tion for first-time home buy-
ers has hurt low-income citi-
zens.
"That has put everything on
hold and those persons who are
single parents are having to
delay their dream of home
ownership," he said.
Mr Carroll said the econo-
my in other countries in the
region such as the Turks and
Caicos, Grand Cay, and even
Jamaica, are bustling compared
to the Bahamas.
Patrick Davis said the coun-
try's economy was the strongest


it had been in 20 years under
the PLP.
He said billions of dollars in
projects were approved by the
PLP, but cancelled when the
FNM came to power.
"Our gross domestic product
was the highest and our nation-
al reserves were the highest,
and we were paying down our
national debt," he said:
Said Ms McDonald: "Our
GDP projection for 2008 has
declined from 4.5 per cent to
3.0 per cent, just above the
growth rate which would be
classified as a full-blown reces-
sion."
Mr Davis called on FNM rep-
resentatives on Grand Bahama
to "stand up for the average
Bahamian."
"They took an oath to rep-
resent the people of the
Bahamas," he said.
"When we consider that the
minister of finance is an MP
from Grand Bahama, the min-
ister of tourism, the deputy
speaker, and the housing and
NIB minister, are MPs from
Grand Bahama, it is a crying
shame, an embarrassment, that
they cannot stand up for aver-
age working Bahamians," he
said.
Despite the bleak situation
in Grand Bahama, Ms McDon-
ald said that the FNM has still
not revealed plans to buffer the
economy.
She noted that rumours of
future mass unemployment in
Lucaya persist, where it is
claimed that about 250 employ-
ees will be dismissed at the
casino.
"We in the PLP contend that
the government's posture and
course of action since coming
to office has been naive, reck-
less, insensitive, and lacking in
compassion for the working
class people of Grand Bahama,
and indeed this country ... and
downright divisive," she said.


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ACTING PRIME MINISTER BRENT SYMONETTE SENDS CHALLENGE TO GOVERNMENT



'Help our craftsmen market their wares'


THE LADIES show off the latest fashion during BAIC craft graduation on
Sunday.



WA N T E D

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to identify an ambitious and motivated individual for
the position of:
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The pharmacist works according to established
legal and ethical guidelines to ensure the correct
dispensing of pharmaceutical products to the
public. This person should be an experienced
pharmacist with a proven track record of
maintaining high standards within the profession.
Interested persons should possess:
4 A Bahamian Pharmacy Licence or Bachelor's
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Acting Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Symonette challenged his
government to assist local
craftsmen in marketing their
wares. He was speaking at a cer-
emony in which 216 artisans
received certificates of partici-
pation in the shell, straw and
coconut craft courses held by
Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation (BAIC).
Having graduated, Mr
Symonette noted, the craftsmen
can now enter the market place.
"I challenge BAIC to make
sure that they find a way to pro-
vide greater opportunities, once
you would have graduated, for
you to be able to market your
goods," he said.
"It is not sufficient today just
to come and graduate. BAIC
and by extension the govern-
ment has to find vehicles so you
can reach those important mar-
kets."
BAIC chairman Edison Key
encouraged the graduates to do
the best they can to ensure that
Bahamian souvenir items are
available all the time.
Graduates showed off their
elegant creations to a packed
St Ambrose Anglican Church.
The theme was 'Taking
Bahamian handicrafts around
the world.'
The trainers for the series of
classes were: April Martin-Fox,
Eloise Smith, Eldena Miller,
Emily Munnings, and Myrtle
Rolle-Munroe.
A former Minister of
Tourism, Mr Symonette said it
always bothered him that
Bahamians "do no give our-
selves credit for what we can
do. We have to, ourselves, be
happy with our own ability to
produce goods that are of better
quality than anywhere else.
"For too long we, Bahami-
ans, have thought it has to be
imported to be any good.
"We have to get ourselves out
of that way of thinking.
"We are better than most of
the people around the world in
producing what we produce."
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also bothered by "the amount
of foreign made products in our
market, that we have tried to
sell to tourists and we know full
well.that it came from China or
somewhere else.
"This is not to downgrade the
Chinese craft but we have to
upgrade our ability to produce
what we are very good at. It is
time that as Bahamians we take
our country seriously."


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Lyford Cay International School holds evening of thanks


Parents, volunteers and the community receive

recognition for help and support through the year


LYFORD Cay International
School held its third annual
evening of thanks to recognize
parents, volunteers and the com-
munity for their help and support
throughout the school year.
The highlight of the evening
was the Awards of Recognition
ceremony. The awards focus on
individuals in the LCIS commu-
nity who personally, through their
hard work and dedication, have
had a dramatic impact on the well
being of the school.
The first award presented on
the evening was the Principal's
Award of Recognition. Principal
Paul Lieblich selected two indi-
viduals this year to receive the
award 19-year veteran and head
of the Early Learning Centre
Tammy Kemp and 11-year vet-
eran and head of the Elementary
School, Isadora Pinder-Blyden.
He said: "These two individuals
have given tirelessly to build
LCIS into a world class interna-
tional school. They each possess a
level of loyalty, dedication, tol-
erance and patience not always
that easy to find in the human
species."
Alessandra Holowesko, chair
of the LCIS board, presented the
"Board Award of Recognition"
which went to Terry Girling for
outstanding service in governing
the school.
Mrs Holowesko said: "With 12
years of service, Terry Girling has
shown a keen eye for detail and


shows his commitment to this
school day in and-day out. Terry
is consistent, smart and reliable.
He became a Board member in
1996, originally served as trea-
surer, and later as head of the
finance committee, a position
Terry still holds today."
Lastly, PTA president Debo-
rah Pagano presented the PTA
Award of Recognition to two
individuals who have shown out-
standing service to the school
community Alannah Ginns and
Louisa Anglada.
Mrs Pagano said: "Alannah
Ginns has shown a tremendous
commitment to the Family Fun
Run which she has organised for
the past five years. It is one of
our largest events and one in
which nearly all families get
involved. Louisa Anglada, who
has made the last three rummage
sales her own and has consistent-
ly got involved in nearly every
other event as well as other
school activities including the soc-
cer programme and secondary
school activities. Louisa and
Alannah your enthusiasm and
dedication are exhausting for the
rest of us to see thank you."
The new Founder's Circle
members were also inducted on
the night: The Bacon Family, the
Holowesko Family, the Farring-
ton Family, the Kleijn Family, a
US government grant and two
anonymous donors. These are
individuals or groups who signif-


icantly impacted the academic
programmes and facilities at the
school. The Board and PTA
made a special presentation to
Jenny Guy who is retiring after 20
years of service as head of the
Art Department at LCIS.


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provision of Security Services for the Mall-
at-Marathon. Main Post Office Depot and
Clifton Pier, Soldier Road & Blue Hills
Power Stations for the Corporation.

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

Tenders are to be delivered on or before
26th May. 2008, 3:00 p.m. and addressed
as follows:

Mr. Kevin Basden
General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas

Marked: Tender No. 666/08
Security Services for
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Main Post Office Depot,
Clifton Pier, Soldier Road &
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Friday, May 23rd, 2008


All resort stores (Crystal Court and
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Starbucks locations will reopen at
4:00p.m. Por business.


Management apologizes Por any
inconvenience caused.


John Bull
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Mall at Marathon
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Crystal Court at Atlantis
Marina Village at Atlantis
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Our Lucaya, Freepobr
Emerald Bay, Exuma


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Cartien Bay 'Street & Crystal Court, Atlantis
Coach, Bay Street
David Yurman, Bay Street
Dooney & Bourke, Marina Village at Atlantis
Gucci, Bay Streeb & Crystal Court, Atlantis
Guess, Mall at Marathon
John Bull Business Centre, Robinson Road
La ParPumerie, Marina Village at Atlantis


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Plan to revolutionise local



entertainment industry

i Chez Willie and Da Island Club link up


Chez .Willie and Bahamas
Entertainment Enterprises Ltd
yesterday officially entered into
a partnership they hope will rev-
olutionise the entertainment
industry in the Bahamas.
The complex on West Bay
Street is being renovated to
house Da Island Club, Da
Island Grill and a Bahamian art
and souvenir shop.
The partners in the venture
are: Willie Armstrong, Fred
Munnings, Cedric Munnings
and Ronald Simms.
Bahamas Enterprises Limited
operated Da Island Club in the
Nassau Beach Hotel from
November 2003 to January.
2008, when it closed due to
redevelopment work at the


WILLIE ARMSTRONG Of Chez Willie (centre), Fred Munnings (right) and Cedric Munnings (left).of Da Island Club
at Tuesday's signing of an agreement that brings the club, which reopens at the end of the month, to West Bay
Street.


resort.
Mr Simms and Fred and
Cedric Munnings, who are the
owners of the club, are all long
time members of the entertain-
ment industry.
The club operated a disco
which featured Super Johnson
and TJ the DJ, two of the top
Bahamian DJs.


It also staged a native revue
featuring Fred Munnings, an
international recording artist,
along with dancers, a drummer
and a fire dancer two nights per
week.
The club catered to Bahami-
ans and visitors. On Sunday
nights the club featured Jazz
with the G Notes.


At its, new location in the
Chez Willie building on West
Bay Street, the club will bring
back its full menu of entertain-
ment with some added features
including a lunch and late night
grill.
Chez Willie will continue as a
top gourmet restaurant, the
principals said.


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ii) Capability of the company to undertake the project with respect to personnel,
equipment, structure, organization and financial resources
Documents may be obtained by contacting the address below no later than 4:00 PM on
9th June, 2008.
All documents must be prepared in English and every request made for the documents must be
accompanied by a naon-refundable application fee of US$ 100 if applying from outside the
Bahamas and B$50 if applying from within the Bahamas. Documents may be sent by electronic
mail. The method of payment will be by cashier's check or wire transfer to a specified
bank account.
Completed documents must be received no later than 4:00 PM EDT, 21st July, 2008 at the
following address:
Kevin Basden,
General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
Executive Offices
P.O. Box N-7509, Nassau, Bahamas.
Renewable Technologies Committee (RTC)
E-Mail: Rtc@Bahamaselectricity.com
Fax: +1 (242) 323 6852
Label Envelope
Request For Proposals: Renewable Energy -Power Generation
Implementation Project
All decisions of the corporation will be final.


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Wulff Road East Before ON THE SPOT FINANCING WITH
Village Road Round About COMMONWEALTH BANK
ELITE MOTORS ITD. P.o. Box N-4904
Phone#(242) 394-4442 INSURANCE AVAILABLE WITH
Fax#(242) 393-8238 ADVANTAGE INSURANCE
E'mail: elite-motors@hotmail.com BROKERS & AGENTS LTD.
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Cop shooting: Two charged


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Sherman and Saunders, being
concerned together, while
armed with a handgun, attempt-
ed to rob Joan Algios. The
accused were not required to
plead to the charges of attempt-
ed murder and attempted
armed robbery. Both men, how-
ever: pleaded not guilty to the
charge of causing harm.
It is alleged that the accused,
being concerned together,
intentionally and unlawfully
caused harm to Joan Algios.
Nearing the end of the arraign-
ment family members of the
accused squeezed their way into
the courtroom, which was
packed with members of the
press, local and foreign police
officials.
The two men were remanded


Body found with

stab wounds

FROM page one

the body was stabbed at another location and
then moved (to the beach)," ASP Bethel said.
Around 7.30 am yesterday police received a
report of a body in the Clifton Pier area. Officers
from the homicide squad found the man lying
face down with a number of stab wounds about
the body.
While the victim's stab wounds were the only
significant wounds police are awaiting autopsy
results to officially determine cause of death,
ASP Bethel said.
The death has been classified as the 28th mur-
der of the year.
On Tuesday, BEC workers uncovered the
skeletal remains of a human buried under a
sidewalk bordering Montagu Beach. The
workers were digging a trench to lay under-
ground pipes in the area when they stumbled
upon the gruesome remains.


to Her Majesty's Prison. They
are expected to appear in Court
11, Nassau Street, today where
a date for the start of a prelim-
inary inquiry will be set.
Saunders was represented
yesterday by lawyer Donna
Major while Sherman was rep-
resented by lawyer Dorsey
McPhee.
Casper's shooting initially
sparked fears of a tourism fall-
out as reports of the incident
hit the international media cir-
cuit. Police have classified the
incident as a random robbery
attempt.
Casper, whose condition is
now listed as fair, was flown
back to New Jersey on Monday
evening, where he is expected to
fully recover.


Fear of murder

trial witnesses

FROM page one

charged with extortion and threatening to kill a
Nassau man. The case highlights growing concern
that murder suspects and others charged with vio-
lent crime are being allowed bail.
Yesterday, the witness said: "I am horrified that
they have given this man bail. It is really disturbing
to me. I have tried to get this man out of my head,
but now he has been charged with other crimes."
The witness said at least seven others due to
testify at his trial would also be unnerved by the
news that he is free.
Critics of the Bahamas legal system claim bailed
murder suspects and others accused of violent
crime are behind the latest crime surge.
The release of.this particular suspect is alarming
witnesses because they fear he is benefiting from
political connections.
"We want the authorities to set a retrial date,"
said the witness, "None of us will feel comfort-
able until this matter is dealt with."


POSITIONS AVAILABLE


The Ministry of Public Works and the Nassau Tourism & Development Board
Through the Downtown Nassau Revitalization Task Force
Seeks Two Highly Capable Individuals
All Candidates Must Possess:
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to work with diverse groups and individuals
Demonstrated record of superior managerial and administrative skills
Ability to utilize technology to maximize performance
A general understanding of business operations and government functions including:
planning, administration, research, finance, marketing, and public relations
An intense desire to be part of a major transformation of the City of Nassau
Managing Director Position
The Downtown Revitalization Task Force (DRTF) seeks a dynamic full-time Managing Director to
manage its day to day activities and ensure the successful fulfillment of its mandate. The ideal candidate
should have a strong management background with at least five years experience. Project management
experience desirable. The Managing Director is responsible for:
Organizing and Managing the fiscal and program activities of the DRTF;
Supporting the DRTF in the development and Implementation of an action plan in accordance
with its Objectives and Terms of Reference;
Working with task force members, technical consultants, urban planners, architects, financial
institutions and all relevant stakeholders;
Coordinating various elements of the plan to ensurecontinuity and collaboration among all
interdependent public and private entities;
Research and collation of all project information;
Ensuring the funding necessary to support the activities of the DRTF;
Communicating the activities of the DRTF to all stakeholders and the general public;
Liaising with the public and private sector and seeking consensus where necessary;
Executive Administrator
Exceptional administrative skills are required for:
Oversight of the day-to-day operations of the DRTF;
Coordination of meetings;
Maintaining records and accounting for all meetings and project financial transactions;
Maintenance of all financial records, accounts payables and accounts receivables;
Bank reconciliation and preparation of periodic financial reports;
Organizing and maintaining project databases, records and files, reports and relevant information;
Supervision of project employees, and administrative coordination with consultants as may
be required;
Provide administrative support as necessary to the Managing Director
The Downtown Revitalization Task Force (DRTF) is a public-private sector group comprised of
representatives of the Nassau Tourism & Development Board and the Government of The Bahamas.
The purpose of the task force is to advise and support on matters related to the immediate, interim and
long-term steps which must be undertaken to improve, stimulate, revitalize and transform the city of
Nassau, and the harbor; and to facilitate the implementation of key transformational activities. It is
anticipated that the DRTF would cease operations at such time that a legal entity such as a Downtown
Authority is formed and able to assume the management functions in support of the development of
the city.
The overall goal of the DRTF is:
To transform the City of Nassau and the waterfront into one of the most attractive harbor cities in the
hemisphere while ensuring development which is sustainable, economically viable and draws upon the
rich history and traditions of The Bahamas.
The DRTF's primary focus is in the following areas:
1. Produce a Master Plan for the City of Nassau and advise on initial revitalization activities;
2. Recommend the structure for the establishment of a Downtown Development Authority or management
mechanisms) responsible for the ongoing management of the city, its economic development and
enhancements;
3. Facilitate redevelopment of: (a) Woodes Rogers Wharf from Navy Lion Road to Victoria Avenue;
and (b) the present predominant commercial shipping area from Victoria Avenue to Church Street;
4. Advise steps to address the transportation and parking needs of the city;
5. Support immediate enhancements to the city with emphasis on streetscaping, landscaping, paving,
and addressing neglected and derelict properties.
The Managing Director reports to the DRTF. Successful candidates will be engaged in a one-year
contract, renewable up to two years, depending upon the needs of the DRTF Competitive salaries and
benefits.
Interested applicants may deliver responses to:


Downtown Revitalization Task Force Pen
Hotels Centre
S.G. Hambros Building, West Bay Street
(South entrance, next to Cable Beach Golf Course)
Fax: 242-502-4220
Email: bhahotels@bahamashotels.org


manent Secretary Ministry of Public Works
Ministry of Public Works & Transport
Re: Downtown Revitalization Position
John F. Kennedy Drive
Fax: 242-326-6629
Email: colinhiggs@bahamas.gov.bs


FROM page one

Casper, 49, a 23-year law
enforcement veteran in New
Jersey and father-of-three, was
shot during a botched armed
robbery around 10pm last
Wednesday on the Cable Beach
strip.
Casper was reportedly walk-
ing with three female compan-
ions to a nearby casino when
he was accosted by two gun-
men who demanded cash.
Reportedly, Casper refused
to hand over his wallet and was
shot once in the chest. The inci-
dent reportedly took place steps
away from the home of former
Prime Minister Perry Christie.
Court dockets also stated that


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The Bahamas Telecommunications
Company Ltd is pleased to invite tenders
from experienced companies to provide
Graphic Artist Services for the 2009 Tele-
phone Directories. Interested companies
may pick up a specification document
from BTC's Head Office located at #21
John F Kennedy Drive, Nassau Bahamas,
between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm,
Monday to Friday. Bids should be received
by 4:00 pm, Thursday June 5, 2008.


Bids are to be marked, "Tender for Graphic Artist
Services" to the attention of:
Mr. I. Kirk Griffin
Executive Vice President
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd
#21 John F Kennedy Drive
P 0 Box N-3048
Nassau, The Bahamas


Applications should be received by Monday, June 2, 2008
Only applicants who have been short-listed will be contacted
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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd invites tender for salvage used vehicles as listed.


All tenders should be sent to the attention of I. Kirk Griffin, Executive Vice President, P.O. Box N-3048, Nassau, Bahamas
in a sealed envelope clearly marked "Tender Salvaged Used Vehicle" to our JFK Administration office on
John F. Kennedy Drive, so as to arrive no later than June 5th, 2008 at 4pm.


Participants will be notified in writing of the selected bids.


Salvage vehicle can be viewed at BTC compound Perpall Tract between 9:00AM and 4:00PM Mondays through Fridays.



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T00125
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T00275
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T00422
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T00427
T00428
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T00440
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T00445
T00448
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T00458
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T00492
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T00583
T00585
T00587
T00588
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T00714
T00721
T00722
T00723
T00725
T00728
T00734
T00735
T00737
T00738
T00741
T00744
T00748
T00750.
T00751
T00754
T00756.
T00763
T00764
T00768
T00769
T00770
T00773
T00774
T00776
T00777
T00778
T00779
T00781
T00782
T00783
T00784
T00151
T00786
T00788
T00789
T00790
T00795
T00796
T00797
T00798
T00799
T00804
T00806
T00815
T00851
T00862
T00867
T00873
T00886
T00887
T00925
T01000
T01001
T01003


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Nissan Sentra 1994 T00111
Sentra Sedan 1994 T00120
Nissan Sedan 1994 T00123
Nissan Sentra 1994 T00124
Nissan Sentra 1994 T00125
Toyota Camry 2003 T00150
Nissan Sentra 1993 T00271
Nissan SentFa 1993 T00272
Nissan Serttra 1994 T00274
Nissan Sentra 1994 T00275
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00278
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00279
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00280
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00281
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00282
Kia Pride Sedan 1997 T00283
Kia Pride Sedan 1997 T00284
Nissan Sentra 1998 T00286
Ford Escort 1998 T00287
Ford Sedan 1998 T00297
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00402
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00403
E150 Van 1996 T00417
Ford E150 Van 1996 T00420
Ford Aerostar 1996 T00422
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Ford Aerostar 1996 T00424
Ford Aerostar Van 1996 T00426
Aerostar Van 1996 T00427
Ford Aerostar Van 1996 T00428
Ford Aerostar Van 1996 T00429
FORD Van 1996 T00430
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00433
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00435
Ford Winstar 1998 T00437
Ford Winstar 1998 T00438
Ford Minivan 1998 T00440
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00443
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00445
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00448
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00454
Dodge Caravan 2001 T00458
Dodge Caravan.2001 T00460
Ford E350.Van 1998 T00492
Nissan Bus 1999 T00535
Ford E1.50 Van 1994 T00581
Ford E150 Van 1994"T00583
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00585
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00587
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00588
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00597
Ford P/u Truck 1994 T00712.
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00714
Ford R P/u 1994 T00721
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00722
Ford Ranger P/u T00723
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00725
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00728
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00734
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00735
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00737
Ford Ranger Truck 1994 T00738
Ford R P/u 1994 T00741
Ford Ranger Truck 1994 T00744
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00748
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00750
Ford Ranger P/u 1994 T00751
Ford D21 P/u Truck 1995 T00754
Nissan D21 1995 T00756
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00763
Ford Ranger 1996 T00764
Ford P/u Truck 1996 T00768
Ford R 1996 T00769
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00770
Ford R.P/U 1996 T00773
Ford Ranger 1996 T00774
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00776
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00777
Ford Ranger 1996. T00778
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00779
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T60781
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00782
RANGER P/U TRUCK
Ford Ranger Truck 1996 T00784
Toyota Camry 2003 T00151
Ford Ranger Truck 1996 T00786
Ford Ranger P/u 1998 T00788
Ford Pickup Truck 1996 T00789
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00790
Ford Truck 1996 T00795
Ford Ranger Truck 1996 T00796
Ford Ranger U/p 1996 T00797
Ford RTruck 1996 T00798
Ford Ranger P/u 1998 T00799
Ford F800 Truck 1996 T00804
Ford F350 Cargo 1996 T00806
Ford F800 Truck 1998 T00815
Ford Crew 1990 T00851
Ford F450 Truck 1996 T00862
Ford F350 1996 T00867
F450 BUCKET TRUCK
F450 Lift Truck 1997 T00886
Ford F450 Truck 1999 T00887
Tractor Head 1992 T00925
Ford Ranger Truck 1996 T01000
Ford R 1996 T01001
Ford Ranger Trk 1996 T01003


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Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger
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Ford Ranger
Ford F800
F350
F800
F600
F450
F350
M247
F450
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L9000
Ranger
Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger


Sentra
Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra
Toyota Camry
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T01017
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T01025
T01030
T01037
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T01042
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T00713
T00584
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T01094
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T01083
T00598
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T00400
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T00575
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Ford Truck 1996 T01006
Ford R Truck 1998 T01012
Ford Ranger Truck 1998 T01016
Ford Ranger P/u 1998 T01017
Ford Ranger Truck 1998 T01019
Ford Ranger Trk 1996 T01025
Ford R Truck 1996 T01030
Ford Truck 1996 T01037
Ford Ranger P/u 1998 T01040
Ford P/u Truck 1998 T01042
F150 P/u Truck 1998 T01049
Ford F25 P/u Truck 1997 T01054
F250 P/U TRUCK
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Ford F250 2003 T02086
Ford F250 P/u 2003 T02088
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Club Car Gulf Cart 1998 T00938
Carryall Gulf Cart 1998 T00934
Ford Ranger P/u 1996 T00791
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00596
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00404
Ford F350 Truck 1997 T00877
Ford Ranger Truck 1994 T00713
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00584
Ford Truck 1995 T00752
Ford E150 Van 1998 T00449
Ford F350 Truck 1996 T00863
Chevy S10 Truck 1992 T01094 NP
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Ford Truck 1996 T00868
Ford E150 Van 1994 T00595
Chevy S10 Truck 1992 T01083
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Nissan Sentra 1993 T00117
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FordTruck 1996 T00865
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F250 P/u Truck 1995 T01051
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FROM page one
yesterday, who said that if the
PLP brought the issue of the
private school sex scandal to the
floor of the House involving the
son of an FNM parliamentarian,
the FNM would reveal the con-
tents of a "black file" containing
PLP names known to have been
closely associated with Taylor
and Dr Thaddeus McDonald.
It was claimed that they were
both homosexuals.
Tommy Turnquest, leader of
government business in the
House, initially did not wish to
comment on the issue when he
rose in response to Mrs Han-
na-Martin's demand for a state-
ment by the FNM on the issue.
Without mentioning the par-
ticulars of the private school sex
scandal, Mr Turnquest said that
he did not attribute to a partic-
ular PLP the story that
appeared on the front page of
The Tribune on Tuesday that


named no sources claiming
the PLP would bring the pri-
vate school sex scandal to the
House. He suggested that she
should not'do the same to the
FNM about a report also made
by an unnamed source.
He said that, "unless the
newspaper says who puts it out,
you can't just say that it is this
side that says it. It is ludicrous
and she ought to with draw it."
Mrs Hanna-Martin respond-
ed branding the threat from the
sources in the story as "gang-
ster like" and "very distasteful."
"If this story is not correct,
then it is incumbent on the Free
National Movement or the
member whoever to deny
this story. But I want to bring it
to the public's attention, Mr
Speaker," she said.
"Mr Speaker, I just want to
say that this is taking matters
to a depth a political depth -
that I think is almost unprece-
dented," Mrs Hanna-Martin lat-
er added.


Mr Turnquest, in response to
this, then moved officially to
distance the party he once led
from the statements in the story.
"Mr Speaker, the member for
Englerston, who happens to be
the chairman of the Progressive
Liberal Party could read the
newspaper. The newspaper
headline may say the FNM, but
it (the story) said sources indi-
cate. They do not attribute that
to an official statement of the
FNM, of which it is not," he
said.
Mrs Hanna-Martin said after
this declaration she '"accepts"
it is not an FNM statement, but
added that if it were attributed
to the PLP, she would have
already denied such claims.
A source told The Tribune
Monday that the PLP planned
to raise issues related to the
school sex scandal in the House,
as it was believed that the adults
involved in the matter who were
close to the FNM, may have
attempted to "cover-up' the


issue. Dr Bernard Nottage told
The Tribune yesterday in the
foyer of the House that the PLP
parliamentary group has had no
discussion about bringing to
Parliament anything related to
this issue.
However, he said that he
could not speak for the inten-
tions of all members.
He added that, "I cannot say
that there is no member of the
Parliament or member of the
opposition who may not wish
to bring up, or wish to question,
the behaviour of the adults in
this matter, because there are
certain laws that some people
feel have been breached."
"But there has been no deci-
sion by the opposition to bring
this matter to Parliament," Dr
Nottage said.
Beyond the short exchange
between Mrs Hanna-Martin
and Mr Turnquest, the private
school sex scandal was not men-
tioned yesterday on the floor of
the House.


I'll table list of FNM sweethearts, Shane

Gibson promises the House of Assembly


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"You see, I took the liberty,
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with Anna Nicole and all that -
it seemed as though it was a big
issue of morality when they
thought something was going
on I took the liberty of having
private investigators check on
various persons in office just to
determine what it is they're
doing," said Mr Gibson.
"And I have a list that I'm
going to be tabling just on the
information I have since they
are interested in finding out
who is going with who and
who married and all that kind of
stuff," he added.
Mr Gibson resigned as Min-
ister of Immigration in February


last year after lingering discus-
sion about his relationship with
the now deceased American
celebrity Anna Nicole Smith,
culminated in the publishing of
pictures of the two in this news-
paper. Mr Gibson has always
denied that their relationship,
or his conduct as minister, was
improper. Yesterday in the
House, he said that he intends
to table his sweetheart list doc-
ument and will "let the chips
fall where they may."
When asked after the morn-
ing session if he was serious
about this vow, Mr Gibson said,
"There is no question about
that."
"The reason why I want to
table it around budget time is
because the entire Bahamas will
be listening to what is being said
in Parliament," he said. "We're
not only broadcast on television


during the budget debate, we
are also broadcast on 1540am,
which means that all people all
about in the US, persons all
about in the Family Islands, will
hear it. So once they hear these
names associated with these
members of Parliament, then
people in the communities will
know what I am saying is true."
Commenting on the rele-
vance of the list, Mr Gibson
added that the FNM are now
in government and it is neces-
sary to hold people in these
posts to higher standards.
"We always hold government
to a higher standard. And since
they think it is a big deal about
immorality and all that stuff,
then we'll see you know, once
the names are disclosed, how
much of a big deal they make
about it then."
SEE EDITORIAL, PAGE 4


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sons in office
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Dropping in on the PM


HIS EXCELLENCY Yosef Livne, Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of
Israel paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham at the Cabinet Office on Mon-
day.


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ton on a tour of the visual art on display, during the official grand opening, on May 19, 2008. The Government
partnered with the gallery, which is located next to City market on Cable Beach, to ensure that Bahamian artists
who showcase their work there would get 80 percent of the generated revenue, a first for a gallery in the coun-
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May20,2008

Dear My Brothers and Sisters of the Bahamas,

After reading an article in The Bahama Journal on April 28th and May3rd about the Hotel's
Workers Union Executives dispute over the Pension Fund, I strongly suggest these guidelines to
protect Workers Retirement Funds in all unions, I strongly recommend that the government
have an independent accounting auditing company to audit all Union Pension Funds, In order
to bring about transparency and not secrecy, members should be given their account
information stating how much money is in their pension fund quarterly or every four months, This
.system is presently in place in most American Pension fund companies to protect members
money and ensure it is there when it is time to collect a pension, I will like to share my personal
story as a member of the Hotel Pension Management Fund,

First to clarify their discrimination policy, If the Hotel Pension Management Fund excludes
people from receiving pensions because of this reason, numbers of years employed at the
hotel from not collecting pensions, while others are able to collect pension based on number
of years employed, this is simply and clearly discrimination, This is my story,

If everyone had to wait until age 65 to receive their pension, then I would not have been looking
to receive mine like others were able to do, in receiving all of the money saved in their pension
funds after the tenure with the hotel, This was a check payment of all money saved in their
pension fund,

In order for change to happen you must be prepared to fight for it, I am the voice for the
voiceless, David against Goliath, The People's Champion for Justice against the Hotel Pension
Management Fund,

I invite all union members and Bahamians to go to my website: www.Pedrosmith.com to click
on and listen to my radio ads that were refused to be played on ZNS in October, 2007 and
January,2008 but were played on IslandFM, The Bahamas was ranked 37th in the world ofh
Freedom of Speech by the Freedom House nonprofit organization based in America, which
was in an article in the Bahama Journal May 3rd, 2008, My experience is certainly validated
and it confirmed my point of view,

Freedom of speech is the most fundamental and precious right in a democratic country that
Sthe Bahamian people fought for in the 1950's and 60's, It should never be taken away or
challenged bythe FNM Government in the year 2008, Please e-mail meyour comments,

Yours Respectfully,

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L-R. Ms. Gardiner (Children Emergency Hostel), Mr. Kingsley Edgecombe (King's Real Estate],Mr. Terry
Oelancy (Virgo Car Rental), Ms. Smith [Children Emergency Hostel)
Mr. Kingsley Edgecombe owner of King's Real Estate recently
donated a basketball court to the Children's Emergency Hostel in
the amount of $5000.00, just before the Christmas holiday
bringing joy and laughter to the hearts of the kids at the hostel.
Mr. Edgecombe would like to encourage other business person's to
remember those less fortunate especially in the various children
homes. Also not to forget our precious pearl's in the old folks homes
as well.

'Mr Edgecombe a man of valor


raises questions of


* By JOHN F. BURNS
and ALAN COWELL
LONDON
The Dalai Lama arrived in London on
Tuesday. as part of a protracted foreign
tour, highlighting efforts by European
governments to balance China's hostility
toward him against their support for
human rights in Tibet, according to the
New York Times News Service.
At his previous stop in Germany, the
Dalai Lama was received at a relatively
low political level, met by only one gov-
ernment minister, in sharp contrast to
last September when he met with Chan-
cellor Angela Merkel. That meeting had
prompted a long chill in relations with
Beijing. This time, though, the chancellor
was out of town on a weeklong tour of
Latin America.
In London, Prime Minister Gordon
Brown was embroiled in a debate over
the level of warmth he should display
toward China at the 2008 Summer
Olympics in light of Beijing's recent
crackdown on dissent in Tibet.
The Dalai Lama on Tuesday seemed
eager to avoid inflaming the dispute with
China, although he did refer to China's
rule in Tibet at one point as totalitarian.
The remark was made during a speech at
London Metropolitan University, where
he received an honorary degree. In
unscripted remarks delivered in English,
he was critical of China's role in education
in his homeland.
"In Tibet, although the Chinese did
help in modern education," he said, "the
totalitarian system is one-sided, every
field is much politicized. It does not give
a complete form of education."
According to the Dalai Lama's official


program for his 11-day visit to Britain,
he will meet Brown only at a scheduled
encounter with the archbishop of Can-
terbury, the Most Rev. Rowan Williams,
at what the prime minister's office called
"an interfaith dialogue with several other
religious leaders."
Breaking with a tradition established by
two former British prime ministers, John
Major and Tony Blair, Brown will not
receive the Dalai Lama at 10 Downing
St., the prime minister's official residence.
The scheduling inspired complaints
from politicians and others who support
Tibetans in their struggle against China,
and who maintain that the British author-
ities have played down the Dalai Lama's
status to avoid conflict with China, a key
trade partner.
"Treating the Dalai Lama as only a
religious leader simply ignores reality,"
said Sir Menzies Campbell, the former
leader of the small opposition Liberal
Democrats. "There is no reason why he
should not be received at No.10 Downing
St."
"Many people will conclude that the
prime minister is trying to have it both
ways, to see him and not offend the Chi-
nese government," Campbell said.
Representatives of the London-based
Free Tibet Campaign said Brown would
be the first Western leader to meet the
Dalai Lama since widespread protests
and violence'between Tibetans and the
Chinese authorities in March. "It is vital
that the British government treat the
Dalai Lama not just as a religious leader
but also as a political figure," said Matt
Whitticase, a representative of the cam-
paign.
"Gordon Brown is refusing to meet
him in a political setting, underplaying


protocol
his importance as a political leader espe- i
cially at a time when his importance has
been emphasized by the Tibetan people
and people across the world," Whitticasej
told The Press Association, a news
agency.
"There is a deep-seated political prob-
lem in Tibet and the Dalai Lama holds
the key, and he should therefore be meti
in a political setting."
The awkward choice facing Brown is
only one of many at a time when his crit-
ics accuse him of clumsiness and vacilla-
tion in his handling of public policy. Ear-
lier this year, after first giving the impres-
sion that he would travel to Beijing for
the opening ceremonies of the Olympic
Games, Brown said he would attend only
the closing ceremonies.
The Dalai Lama is on a three-month
tour of five countries, including the Unit-
ed States, and he used his visit to Ger-
many to underline his insistence that he is
not seeking Tibet's independence from
China.
SSpeaking to thousands of supporters/
at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the
Dalai Lama said: "I see many Tibetan
flags here. I want to make clear that this
is not to be considered something against
China. This is not a separatist move-
ment."
But according to Agence France
Presse, a Chinese foreign minister
spokesman, Qin Gang, warned German)
on Tuesday "to not support in any fori
or connive with the Dalai's anti-Chim
separatist activities on German soil."
In Britain, the Dalai Lama is sched
uled to give several speeches, to address:
a parliamentary foreign affairs panel an
to speak to audiences in Nottingham an
Oxford.


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signals representing twelve of equipment and safety. "
nations, studied international In addition to theoretical
arid national environments class work, the practical aspect
and processes, as well as of the course required stu-
defense and security policy dents to disassemble electric
formulation and implementa- motors both ashore and at sea.'
tion; resource management, Chief Petty Officer Johnson
civilian-military and law is assigned to the electrical
enforcement cooperation, workshop in the engineering
transnational security issues department.
and interagency and interna-
tional coordination.

Challenges
The course highlighted
issues and challenges con- Se
fronting small nations in the
i Caribbean region, which was
Approached by embracing they u
experience of participants, fac-
ulty and lecturers to enrich the n
learning exchange. The
course combined theoretical The Tribune wants to hear
concepts of defense and secu- from people who are
rity analysis with integrated making news.in their
practical exercises, which neighborhoods, Perhaps
included lectures, individual you are raising finds for a
studies and guest speakers. good cause, campaigning
Senior Lieutenant King and for improvements in the
Lieutenant Smith are both area or have won an
assigned to the Squadron award.
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PAKISTANI labors prepare for their dinner in their room at a labor camp in DubaiUnited Arab Emirates,
Feb. 22, 2008.


* DUBAI, United Arab
Emirates
THE 22 men in "trailer 10"
work the morning shift at a con-
struction site, then take turns
shopping, cooking and cleaning.
They pray together. When one
returns to India on leave, he car-
ries family presents and cash for
the others, according to the Asso-
ciated Press.
"We all come from the Pun-
jab" in northern India, said
Pavinder Singh, a 42-year-old
carpenter from the trailer in a
camp that houses about 3,000
workers on the dese6rtoutsirts of
Dubai. "But what makes us like
a family is what we have to
endure here together."
Dubai's astonishing building
boom, which has made it one of
the world's fastest growing cities,
has been fueled by the labor of
about 700,000 immigrants -
almost all from poor villages in
India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Their meager wages still go far
in their native lands. Two or
three years in Dubai could mean
building a house for their family,
buying a plot of land or sending
children to school. Yet many
men escape poverty back home
only to find themselves trapped
in near-servitude here.


Plight of migrant workers

blemishes Dubai's image


Human rights groups have for
years decried the harsh condi-
tions of foreign laborers in Dubai
and the rest of the United Arab
Emirates and oil-rich Persian
Gulf. But the problem only drew
widespread attention after strikes
by thousands of workers this year
and last. Some recent protests
turned violent; in mid-March,
police arrested at least 500 South
Asian Workers who smashed
office windows and set cars
ablaze in the small, neighboring
emirate of Sharjah.
Dubai officials were embar-
rassed by the bad press in a city
that advertises itself as a world
business hub, playground for the
rich and home to major horse
races and golf and tennis tour-
naments. But despite promises
of reform, there are still prob-
lems, The Associated Press
found in interview' s 'with govern-
ment officials and two dozen
workers and visits to employer-
provided housing:
-Many South Asian workers
are essentially indentured ser-
vants, borrowing heavily to pay


recruitment agents for jobs. They
can spend several years paying
back debts that can run $3,000
or more, while earning between
$150 and $300 a month, lately
weakened by a falling dollar and
Dubai's double-digit inflation.
-They work a 60-hour week,
with one day off or even just half
a day.
-Employers often confiscate
their passports, in violation of
Dubai law, and withhold pay for
two or three months to stop
workers from quitting.
-Many have no medical
insurance and work outdoors in
summer heat of 120 degrees
Fahrenheit and stifling humidity.
-Employer-provided housing
often means bare, crowded trail-
ers behind barbed wire or on
Dubai's desert fringes. Some are
not connected to water or sewage
grids.
Overall, human rights groups
say, unscrupulous employers and
government indifference have
combined to create one of the
world's worst cases of systemat-
ic exploitation.


Children starving, again, in Ethiopia


* SHANTO, Ethiopia

THIS year's poor rains have
nearly killed Bizunesh, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.
The 3-year-old weighs less
than 10 pounds. Her long limbs,
weak and folded like a praying
mantis, cannot carry even her
slight weight. She cannot speak.
She doesn't want to eat. Health
officials say she is permanently
stunted.
Bizunesh whose name,
sadly, means "plentiful" is
one of untold numbers of chil-
dren hit by this year's double
blow of a countrywide drought
and skyrocketing global food
prices that has brought famine,
once again, to Ethiopia.
"She should be bigger than
this," said her mother Zew-
dunesh Feltam, rocking the list-
less child. "Before there was
maize, different kinds of food.
But now there is nothing ... I


Anita Powell/AP Photo
ETHIOPIAN child Bizunesh
SHidana 3-year-old weighing less
than 10 pounds (four kilograms
is )seen at an emergency
feeding center in southern
Ethiopia, Friday May 9, 2008 .


beg for milk from my neigh-
bors."
The U.N. children's agency
said in a.statement Tuesday an
estimated 126,000 Ethiopian
children urgently need food and
medical care because of severe
malnutrition and called the
current crisis "the worst since
the major humanitarian crisis
of 2003."
The U.N. World Food Pro-
gram estimates that 2.7 million
Ethiopians will:need emergency
food aid because of late rains
- nearly double the number
who needed help last year. An
additional 5 million of Ethiopi-
a's 80 million people receive aid
each year because they never
have enough food, whether har-
vests are good or not.
In Shanto, a southwestern
agricultural area that grows
sweet potatoes, recent rains
arrived too late to save the har-
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Sichuan province, Tuesday, May 13, 2008. Rescue workers sifted through tangled debris of toppled
schools and homes Tuesday for thousands of victims buried or missing after China's worst earthquake in
three decades, where the death toll soared to more than 12,000 people in the hardest-hit province alone.


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wounded person out of
the debris of collapsed
buildings after the
earthquake in Beichuan
county in southwest China's
Sichuan province, Tuesday,
May 13, 2008. Rescue
workers sifted through
tangled debris of toppled
schools and homes
Tuesday for thousands
of victims buried or
missing after China's
worst earthquake in
three decades, where the
death toll soared to more
than 12,000 people in
the hardest-hit
province alone.-.,


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* BLUE AND JOHN CROW
MOUNTAIN NATIONAL
PARK, Jamaica


mew WHEN 91-year-old Colin
Lloyd Harris was young in
these mist-shrouded mountains,
the rushing waters of the Rio
Grande River sparkled with
S life. Plentiful shrimp, crawfish
i* and striped mullets were culled
with spears or wooden fishing
Spots, according to the Associat-
S ed Press.
Today the mighty Jamaican
river, like so many of the
globe's great waterways, is
struggling. It's being contami-
nated by local hufiters whd
dump pesticides in secluded:,
springs for a quick and easy
'6- harvest, no matter what the cost
to the environment or to those
w who eat the poisoned catch.
"There used to be so many
S'. fish here. Now, sadly, it seems
there are few left at all," said
S Harris, the retired leader of a
community of Maroons,
descendants of escaped slaves
who won their freedom by
S repelling invasions of their
retreats with a mastery of guer-
rilla warfare.
Poison fishing in Jamaica's
wild eastern mountains has
flourished in recent years
because of the great demand
for freshwater shrimp and "jan-
ga," the common name for a
Delectable lobster-sized craw-
eui fish that fetch high prices in
local markets. Often, buyers
Don't ask the origin. Sales hinge
on availability.
",. Limited oversight of the
roughly 200,000-acre national
". park that comprises much of
iK'. the terrain makes it vulnerable


Poison fishing for delicacies

put Jamaican river in peril


to flagrant violations of envi-
ronmental laws, including the.
sporadic use of dynamite to
send river creatures belly up,
said Rudolph Poyser, who leads
patrols as one of only five
rangers.
"We know there is a lot of
illegal activity, but we're out-
numbered," Poyser said at the
end of a workday in the tiny
mountain enclave of Millbank,
the soft piping of insects filling
the river-cut landscape of


"There used
to be so many
fish here. Now,
sadly, it seems
there are few
left at all."

Colin Lloyd Harris

dense tropical forest.
Twitching fish immediately
float to the top and crawfish
jump to the banks when readi-
ly available pesticide or bleach
is dumped in a pool, said
Nature Conservancy scientist
Kimberly John. The poisons
drift downstream, sickening
people and animals who drink
the water.
John, who is leading a bid to
eliminate poison fishing


through community education
and by intensifying enforce-
ment, said the destructive prac-
tice is driven by a steady
decline in agricultural profits
.along with the insatiable mar-
ket demand for native shell-
fish.
A key challenge is to figure
out how inhabitants of the eco-
nomically poor region can get
ahead without killing the Rio
Grande, which they depend on
for their livelihoods. The stakes
are high.
"This is the greatest river in
'"ra'5 rmaa s full So f y
full of wildlife, and if we dpn't
succeed in taking active steps
to-save it, we'll lose it. It will
be an empty channel," said
John, who argues more must
be done to generate new eco-
nomic opportunities for vil-
lagers.
The leader of a local conser-
vation group, Vincent Fuller,
said he and other townspeople
in the sparsely populated
mountains are angry that a few
greedy neighbors are contami-
nating their beloved river. Vil-
lagers gossip about who they
think is responsible.
"The.community..is getting
very tired, people are crying
out for this to end. It may come
to vigilante justice if the hunters
keep up with the poisoning,"
Fuller said along the rutted
road that winds alongside the
Rio Grande, the largest river
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Mexico
A DONKEY is doing time in
southern Mexico for assault and
battery, according to the Associ-
ated Press.
The animal was locked up at a
local jail that normally holds peo-
ple for public drunkenness and
other disturbances after it bit and
kicked two men near a ranch in
Chiapas state, police said Mon-
day. Officer Sinar Gomez said


the donkey will remain behind
bars until its owner agrees to pay
the men's medical bills.
"Around here, if someone
commits a crime they are jailed,"
Gomez said "no matter who
they are." The owner, Mauro
Gutierrez, told The Associated
Press he would try to reach a
friendly arrangement to pay the
men's bills, estimated at US$420
(euro270). The victims said the
donkey bit Genaro Vazquez, 63,
in the chest on Sunday and then


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nandez as he tried to come to
the rescue, fracturing his ankle.
"All of a sudden, the animal
was on top of us like it was
rabid," Hernandez said.
Police said it took a half-dozen
men to control the enraged bur-
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where musicians and firefighters
rushed to save precious instru-
ments, according to the Associ-
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The blaze broke out beneath
the roof of the building over the
main concert hall, which seats
2,440 and is famed for its extra-
ordinary acoustics. There were
I' Riko injuries, officials.said, ..
1 ., elding work had been car-
ried out on the building's tin
roof earlier in the day, and
police were investigating that
as a possible cause, police
spokeswoman Heike Nagora
said.
Firefighters cut open parts of
the tent-shaped roof, some 160
feet above the ground, to get at
the fire afterbeing called to the
scene shortly before 2 p.m.,
senior fire officer Karsten
Goewecke said.
"We know where it is burn-
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between the insulated ceiling
and the metal skin of the roof
where the blaze broke out.
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is located beneath the spot.
The cloud of smoke, which
was visible from a distance
shortly after the fire broke out,
diminished significantly during
the afternoon. The capital's fire
service declared the fire to be
under control shortly after 7
p.m.
A senior fire officer, Wilfried
Graefling, told RBB television
late Tuesday there were "no
longer any pockets of fire," but
firefighters remained on the
scene to ensure "nothing more
happens."
The fire broke out around the
time a lunchtime concert in the
building's ground-floor foyer
was letting out and an hour
before 700 people were due to
start rehearsing Hector
Berlioz's "Te Deum" for a
series of weekend concerts
being directed by Claudio
Abbado, the orchestra's former
chief conductor.
"Thank God the fire broke
out earlier," said Pamela
Rosenberg, the orchestra's gen-
eral manager.
Goewecke said about 300
people were in the building, but
they were evacuated without
any panic.
Bassoonist Stefan Schweigert
said he arrived at 2:20 p.m. and
found the fire already under
way.
Musicians assisted by fire-
fighters were allowed into
the building to remove instru-
ments they had left in their
lockers overnight following
Monday's rehearsal.
"We just tried to save the
instruments that were locked in
the musicians' lockers,"
Schweigert said, noting that
many of the instruments, such
as the pianos and timpani, were
too large to be removed.
Schweigert said that while he
was in the main concert hall and
the musicians' locker rooms
behind it, he could not see any


damage but could smell smoke.
Another musician, Finnish
bassist Janna Fakfalr, said his
first thought was to rush to the
building to try to save his dou-
ble bass.
"I could not believe it," he
said, clutching his instrument in
its burgundy case.
Peter Riegelbauer, a senior
orchestra member, told
reporters that about 50 "price-
less" instruments'- most of
them string instruments were
removed, and that "we can rule
out" the risk of any damage to
others. Heavier instruments,,
such as concert pianos, 'were
housed below the main concert
hall, and not in immediate dan-
ger.
Rosenberg added that the
Philharmonic's music archive,
located in the basement, was
not at risk.
Instruments removed from
building were taken to a nearby
building. Riegelbauer said the
Philharmonic was looking for
alternative venues for the
planned concerts Friday, Satur-
day and Sunday under Abba-
do, the predecessor of current
chief conductor, Sir Simon Rat-
tle.
Goewecke said there was no
water damage to the building's
interior, adding that firefight-
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the skyline beside the Pots-
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The nature of the game is
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differently when faced with the
circumstances. For a dramatic
tration, consider this' deal froi
1975 world team championship
At one table, in the France
match, the French South started
proceedings by bidding five
monds. West doubled, every
passed, and West led the kin
clubs. Declarer ducked, and
shifted to a.trump. East took th
and could have defeated the co:
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French declarer went down onl
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ACROSS
1 Interrogated
(6)
7 Collided (8)
8 Smile (4)
10 Soldier (6)
11 Easy (6)
14 Moose
(3)
16 Navigation
aid (5)
17 Playthings (4)
19 Nobleman (5)
21 Of the kid-
neys (5)
22 Start (5)
23 loke (4)
26 Brimless
cap (5)
28 Brick-carrier
(3)
29 Sensual
(6)
30 Hole (6)
31 Leave
out (4)
32 Criticised (8)
33 London
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or more can you make Stom the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain
he centre leer and here must

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Good 23; very good 35: excellent
4 (or more). Solution tomorrow.
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word,
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Good 23; very good 35' excellent
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5 Blemish
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6 Viper(5)
8 Dismal (4)
9 Writing
fluid (3)
12 Deceive (3)
13 Young
sheep (5)
15 Sudden
terror (5)
18 Proprietor (5)
19 Implore (3)
20 Sprinted (3)
21 Entourage (7)
22 Wager(3)
23 friendly (6)
24 Revise (4)
S5 Attempting (6)
26 Long seat (5)
27 Circular (5)
28 Badactor (3)
30 Cipher (4)


match, the U.S. South opened with
four diamonds. West doubled, East
Responded four spades, and every-
body passed. This contract went
down one, so the U.S. team gained
150 points on the combined result.
At the first table in the Indonesia-
T Italy match, the Indonesian South
12 opened with three' diamonds. West
8 doubled, and the Italian East jumped
to four spades. North doubled, and
'3 the contract went down one.
At the second table in that match,
the Italian South, Giorgio Bel-
ladonna, playing with Benito
Garozzo, opened with one diamond.
West doubled, and the Indonesian
such 'East responded two notrump. When
react West bid three clubs, East bid three
same notrump, which North doubled.
illus- South led the king of diamonds,
n the initiating the slaughter that ensued.
P. 'East took the ace and led the jack of.
e-U.S. spades. When Belladonna showed
rd the out, declarer went up with the ace
dia- and led a low heart toward his hand.
body Garozzo rose with the ace and
ng of returned the eight of diamonds, on
West which Belladonna played the deuce!
2e ace This gave Garozzo the opportunity to
ntract cash the king of spades which he
rump. did before leading a club to Bel-
id the ladonna's ace. As A result, declarer
yone' went down six 1,100 points in
those days to give the Italian tepmn
same a net gain of 1,000 points on the deal.


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Etienne Bacrdt v Joel Lautier, Paris
2002. The winning move in
Today's puzzle toppled France's
number one. Lautier had seemed
set for a long reign, a top 20
grandmaster who once defeated
Garry Kasparov and who was
married to Paris's leading woman
GM. Then came Bacrot, 10 years
younger than his rival and a GM
while still a schoolboy. The
friction between the pair led to
tense games until Bacrot's
triumph in today's diagram.
Afterwards Lautier's form dipped,
his marriage broke up, and a year
ago he announced his retirement.
It's tough at the top! What was
Bacrot's winning white move? For
a clue, look at White's queen and
bishop eyeing g7.


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THURSDAY,
MAY 22
AQ(UARIUS-Jan 21/Feb 18
lic cail'ul when a friend olfers you t
,ia tllencrsting opportunity this wcek.
Aquarius This person isn t telling
\iou ccerylhiniig lhat you need to'
know: C(el all of thle fIa;.
PISCES Feb 19/larch 20
don'tt tuin your hack on a friend whole '
is in iroutle early in the week. While
,oun hav e a lot to do. this person
really needs you. So take the tinle to
help hun or her.
ARIES March 21/April 20
When it c lns to ; husiness decision tl
cill in the w eek. Aries. you have Itlo be
ipaXilt. You're ntI the o.lie in control
here. and pressuring the person who is
in will make you i(kk desperate.
1TAURUS April 21/May 21
Your stuhhornnries c.an be your.
dow uilall when it oeii es -to dealing
with loved ones this i'cek. While
voul should igo after whiti'you want.
doIn't ignore those close. to you.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
Yout hav' an easy week ahead of you"
GieininiJ So. enjoy yourself. Try to
relix, and hatCe a gotl tinle. You cer-
laiily dc seir\ ii. Go out with a cloS :
friend ad hain\ a kit of fun.
CANCER J ne 22/July 22
You become the center of atten.-
lion when you share good neWk," ',
.willil hose closest it you early in
the week. ('anc'r. l)on'1 be lhlbar-' "'
rased. vyou dCeserv\e the spotlight..
A loved one ak.s for ad;i .
LEO July 23/Augdst 23
Keelp your opinions to y.rsii,'lllf when.
l~kin, w ith coL-worker s early in the
eek. 1.eo. TIliese people won appe-.
elae \tiur poili ol v iewv. .Let then sty .,5
S hli i ite a\;tilt. ',
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YouLI' onl pil, aJld needles i';. \ou
wa. for ;.in iimportanilt package this
we\ek. Don't get oiirelf all w worked.
up oxer this. No matter whal the
outcome, Vou'0i' going to be okay\.
IJBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
'Iry to help clo.seIrCieitld wen llthey
cIet into ll at Irgtuent uarly in the
week. Libra. It will take somte effort
on your pail to get these two talking'.
again. ilut l ou certainly are uip to it.;
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I)on' let your ..go get the best olf yoli '
wljhen you ricei e accolades, this
\cek.. Scopio You deserve the
. piniise. Butl do i' let the alltentioll ,o.
directly to .your head. .
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,You have quie a lot of w\ ork to di '
this week. Suaittarius,. so don't get
distracicd by those tariund you.
You need to stay focused i)' you'
hIolpe to accomplish anything. SetS
von: priorltice. and '.orik dilientll y.
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challenges your ullthioily. You aLr in -cul-
toil of this situation and you know ithli '
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Contractors

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foreign

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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
T. TIE Bahamian Contractors
Association (BCA) is still wait-
ing for. the Prime. Minister's
Office to supply it with con-
tact details for the developers
behind the $9 billion worth of
investment projects earmarked
for this nation, its president
yesterday telling The Tribune
that the sector and other
Bahamian professionals "con-
tinue o suffer" when it came
to ol0aining work on such
developments.
Stephen Wrinkle said the
BCA and its members "were
anxious to start" the process
of obtaining foreign developer
contact details, and in turn pro-
vide their own contacts, so that
major'investors "don't just
bypass us".
The idea of providing con-
tact lists had been discussed
between Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham and the
BCA shortly after the. FNM.
government tookloffice, given
that the Prime Minister's
Office and the National Eco-
nomic Council (NEC) were

SEE page 4B -


Financing is key



issue for $ 00m



cruise port


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
-W ho pays for an
investment esti-
mated at more
than $100 million is the key
issue in talks between the
Government, Grand
Bahama stakeholders and
the cruise lines on develop-
ing a new cruise port for that
island, The Tribune was told
yesterday.
The Ministry of Tourism,
together with Freeport Har-


bour Company, operator of'
Freeport's current cruise ter-
minal, and the Grand
Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) have been holding
"ongoing" discussions with
the major cruise lines like-
ly to be Carnival and Royal
Caribbean on developing
a new cruise port in the
Williams Town area.
The Tribune has been told
that the parties are current-
ly eyeing a site known as the
Britannia property, which
covers some 600 acres, and


that Freeport Ifarbour Com-
pany which is 50 per cent
owned by Hutchison Wham-
poa had been asked by the
Government to take the lead
in the cruise port negotia-
tions.
While The Tribune's high-
ly-placed source could not:
confirm either.of those
details, they confirmed: "All
the parties are discussing
with the major cruise lines

SEE page 12B


$65m spent on Container

Port's latest expansion


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business'Editor
MORE than $65 million has been spent on
the Freeport Container Port's Phase V
expansion over the last five months, The
Tribune was told yesterday, with the total
project costs likely to be "well in excess" of
the original $250 million estimate:.
A highly-placed source close to the
Freeport Container Port expansion said
"costs have gone up" because of-the dra-
tnatic recent rises in steel and oil prices, both


Telecoms licence


requires a '50%

profit margin' 1


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
TWO Bahamian telecom-
munications providers have
expressed concerns on the
Public Utilities Commission's
(PUC) proposed licence for
the resale of fixed-line voice
services, seeking a 50 per
cent margin and voicing fears
on "predatory pricing" and
the ease with which the
licence can be revoked.
Maggie Colebrook, One


Concerns on
predatory pricing
and ease of licence
revocation with
PUC proposal
World Communications
president and chief execu-
tive, questioned whether
there would be safeguards
against "predatory pricing"
techniques that could be used
by the existing two licensed
operators, the Bahamas
Telecommunications Com-
pany (BTC) and Systems
Resource Group (SRG), to
keep the successful licence
holder out of the market.
She said: "Without ade-
quate protection against
predatory policy and the
actions of BTC/SRG, there
is no real protection for the
reseller, and hence the end-
user customer.
"If the goal is lower prices
and better services for
Bahamians, and the PUC
allows BTC/SRG to deliver
poor service to One World,
then how is the customer
going to benefit?"
Ms Colebrook added:? "If
BTC/SRG are competing
with us, why would they give
us good servicing, pricing
etc?
"When we invest in this


SEE page 10B


Raw material price rises to mean
construction costs 'well in excess'
of $250m original:estimate
being major raw materials when it came to
construction projects:
In addition, the US$-Euro exchange rate,
and the former's continuing depreciation on

' SEE page U12B: :"


Engineers Act



'under review'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Pro-
fessional Engi-
neers Act
2004 is under
review by the
Attorney
General's
Office as the
Government
eyes making
long-lasting
amendments
to it, a senior
minister telling The Tribune
that the Act "did not achieve
the intendedobjective".
Dr Earl Deveaux, minister
of works and public transport,
said the Attorney General's
Office was conducting "a com-
plete review" of the Act to
ensure than any amendments
madewould be complete and
long-lasting, as opposed to
papering over any cracks'as
they occurred.
"The Professional Engineers
Act is being reviewed by the
Attorney General's Office, as
we are not prepared to make
another half step in the
appointment-of a Board, to reg-
ister the engineers," Dr
Deveaux told The Tribune.
,Tribune Business revealed
last month that the Profes-
sional Enigineers'Act had yet
to come into effect because
amendments had not been
made to allow the first Profes-,
sional Engineers Board, which
will self-regulate thesector, to
be formed from members who


AG's office

Seeing long-

lasting changes,

as minister says

legislation 'did

not achieve

the intended

objective'

are non-Bahamian registered.
Jerome Elliott, the Bahamas
Society of Engineers (BSE)
president, told this newspaper
at the time that the Act needed
to be amended to allow non-
Bahamian registered engineers
to sit on the first Board.
Without the Board in place,
the Bahamian engineering pro-
fession cannot be self-regulat-
ing, as engineers cannot be cer-
tified and licensed without it.
No standards system can be
implemented either.
Dr Deveaux told The Tri-
bune that the Act's passage
under the'former Christie
administration in 2004 "did not'
result in the achievement of its!
intent".'
He pIedged that any amend-i


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YAMACRAW BEACH ESTATES (Lot No. 3)


ELEUTHERA, LOWER BOGUE (Lot No. 90-D)


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


All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and being Lot # 90-D on a survey plan situated
in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the island of Eleuthera, this site encompasses a commercial building
consisting of a restaurant and disco that Is approximately 13 yrs old, with a total sq. ft. of approximately
4,852.12, which Includes male & female rest rooms, stage area, 2-dressing rooms, dining room, commercial
kitchen and storage Inprovements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front veranda, 752 sq, ft, concrete walk-
ways, and 192 sq, ft, back porch. This building is central air-conditioned.
Appraisal: $490,M6t.00
This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera Highway & approximately 2,219 ft.
northerly of Four-For-Nothing Road, in the settlement of Lower Bogue North Eleuthera. All utilities and
services available.


ELEUTHERA (Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue)


MONASTERY PARK (Lot No. 183)


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



WINTON MEADOWS (Lot No. 382)


All that lot of land having an area of approximately 7,780 sq. ft, being Lot No. 183, of the
subdivision known as Monastery Park, situated in the eastern district of New Providence,
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is an approximately 21 year old single storey,
single family residence comprising of approximately 1,468 sq., ft of enclosed living space
and consisting of 3-bedrooms including master bedroom with closets, 2 -bathrooms,
living/dining room and kitchen, ventilation Is provided by central air-conditioning, also located
at the rear of the building is a laundry facility constructed of wood. The land is on a grade
and level and sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy
rainy periods of the year.
Appraisal: $233,483.00
Travel east on Prince Charles Drive, make a left at the traffic light on Prince Charles, Sea
Breeze and Monastery Park. Then go to the T-junction and turn right on to Killdeer Drive,
go about midway through and the subject property will be on the left side painted white
trimmed brown.


Dorsetteville, BambQo Town
Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51


All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated In the subdMvsion
known as Winton Meadows, the said subdivision situated In the Eastern District of the Island of. Newi
Providence; Bahamas. This property Is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence with an attached
efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front
porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380. The building is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment,
the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer,
front room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nookand kitchen downstairs.
Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulatlon enhanced by ceiling
fans and other amenities. duality of construction: Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective
age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods.
The grounds are well kept, with improvements Including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees,
and a concrete garden/storage shed, which Is located in the backyard. The yard Is enclosed along the
sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and metal
gates at the front and back.
APPRAISAL: $365,000.00
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows
Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject
house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.

WESTERN SHORES (Lot No. 1)


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


DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)


All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being lot #1 of the Subdivision known as Western Shores
Phase II, the said Subdivision situated In the Western District of New Providence. Bahamas. Located on the
subject property Is a single structure comprising of a single family residence consisting of approximately 2.430
sq. ft. of enclosed living space. The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets, 2 1/2 bathrooms,
llving/dlning rooms, study, kitchen, utility room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The land
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of
the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with Improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool.
The yard Is enclosed with walls.
Appraisal: S753,570.00
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivlsions, the house Is located on the
left near Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white.


3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land Is a
portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being
Just under a quarter acre In size and on the lowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and
L-shape In design with a total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the Interior walls are concrete
blocks, ceiling Is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.
Appraisal: $265,225.00







THEINESS TA


Chamber chief


urges government


pressure on banks'


clearing system


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce's president, Dioni-
sio D'Aguilar, yesterday urged
the Government to exert pres-
sure on the Clearing Banks
Association to speed up imple-
mentation of their Automat-
ed Clearing House (ACH) sys-
tem.
Speaking at the Chamber's
annual general meeting
(AGM), Mr D'Aguilar said
Bahamian businesses have
been placed at a disadvantage
because the system which
would enhance efficiency in
the Bahamian payments sys-
tem and provide real-time
transaction settlement has not
been activated.
He said that because of this,
cheques cannot be processed
fast enough, and companies
and consumers have to carry
too much cagh making them
armed robbery targets. Mr
D'Aguilar #aid the,ACH's
delayed implementation hld
also held back online and elec-
tronic commerce in the


Engineers

Act 'under

review'

FROM page 1B
ments made under the Ingra-
ham government would "hot
last for a year, but for a con-
siderable time".
"'You don't have a straight-
forward process for register-;
ing engineers under the Act,"
Dr: Deveaux told Tribune
Business. "Not many engineers
have been registered to date.
"The Act did not achieve the
intended objective, and we
need to correct that."
Dr Deveaigsaid he would
be "more than fi:ppy" to dis-
cuss the Actdnd the Govern-
ment's plans with the. two dif-
ferent engineering associations
and their individual members
going forward.
He also recommended that
The Tribune contact Attorney
General Claire Hepb.urn on
the matter, but she could not
be reached before The Tribune
went to press.
As the Professional Engi-
neers Act 2004 was the first
legislation passed to regulate
the engineering profession in
the Bahamas, no engineers are
currently Bahamian-registered.
This is what has created the
problem with the Board which,
once its members can sit, can
begin the process of registering
engineers.
When a second Board is
appointed, this problem will
be non-existent, because all
engineers will have been reg-
istered by then.


Sernment to allow companies
who create energy- to sell it to
BEC and receive credit.
Speaking of his first year in
office, Mr D'Aguilar said he
and his executive team have
Lobbied hard for Bahamian
businesses in the midst of
many challenges, including spi-
ralling fuel costs, and increases
in the cost of living and opera-
tional costs.
Mr D'Aguilar added that in
particular, they have lobbied
the Government to get the
anchor properties in the coun-
try up 'and running to jump-
start and cushion any econom-
ic fallout.
Bahamas. The Chamber president
Mr D'Aguilar said the pointed out that this was the
Chamber had aggressively lob- case with Albany ard Baha
bied for the ACH's activation, Mar deals in Nassau.
and said that perhaps the Gov- Fortunately, he said Albany
ernment can use its influence was moving, while Baha Mar
with the clearing banks to faced some challenges from the
ensure the system gets up and pullout of Harrah's.
running. The banks have Still, Mr D'Aguilar
promised it will be operational expressed optimism that a
by October 2008. replacement would be found
Mr D'Aguilar added that soon; and vowed that once this
moving forward, the Chamber happened, the Chamber would
will in the next few months be push government for swift-
hosting a seminar on alterna- approval because the "Cable.
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usually the first point of con-
tact for developers seeking to
have Bahamas-based projects
approved.
But Mr Wrinkle said "noth-
ing" had materialised to date.
He added: "We continue to
struggle with foreign develop-
ers, because they have no man-
date or direction frpm the
Government to require foreign
developers to use Bahamian
contractors, landscapers, archi-
tects, engineers.and realtors.
We're right where we started.
"We were very pleased to
hear the announcement of $9
billion in projects approved,
and requested a list of contact
names for foreign developers
so the BCA can approach
them to get involved with their
projects.
"That's something we're
anxious to start. That would
be very ,helpful for the con-
tractors in contacting foreign
developers. We have no way
of contacting a guy in Min-
nesota, or someone in Colum-
bus, Ohio, contemplating a
development in the Family
Islands."
Added
Mr Wrinkle added that the
Prime Minister's Office, and
its Bahamas Investment
Authority, coupled with the
NEC, also needed to compile a
list of Bahamian architects,
engineers, contractors and sur-
veyors that could be handed
to developers, enabling them
to contact and use such pro-
fessionals.
"In many respects, that's one
of the reasons developers are
not hooking up with Bahamian


contractors and other profes-
sionals, because they just don't
have access to them," Mr
Wrinkle explained.
Developers
"The developers could con-
tact us, not just bypass us. The
Prime Minister's Office would
then at least have some assur-
ance that the Bahamian con-
struction would at least have
some part in the development
stages of the project. The ear-
lier we can contact these peo-
ple, the more involved we can
become."
Meanwhile, Mr Wrinkle said
Colin Higgs, the permanent
secretary at the Ministry of
Works, had confirmed to him
that all the feedback submit-
ted by the BCA and others on
the Contractors Bill had been
forwarded to the Attorney
General's Office, which would
now try and incorporate those
amendments in the legislation.
The BCA president said that
once the Attorney General's
Office was finished working on
those amendments, his under-
standing was that further
meetings would be held to go
over the changes before the
legislation was placed before
the Cabinet and Parliament.
"The Minister [Dr Earl
Deveaux] and permanent sec-
retary indicated their support,
and have pledged to get it in as
quickly as possible. At this
juncture, we've only had posi-
tive feedback from them, and I
assume the Bill is grinding
through the gears at the Attor-
ney General's Office," Mr
Wrinkle said.
Describing the Contractors
Bill as "desperately needed",
Mr Wrinkle said all the prob-
lems uncovered-with the con-
struction of numerous govern-
ment homes and housing sub-
divisions showed why it was


necessary to regulate the
Bahamian construction indus-
'try and provide consumer pro-
tection.
He explained that the BCA
had been contacted by numer-
ous single mothers who had
"gone to the wall" to obtain
mortgage financing for the
construction of their home,
only for there to be problems
with its building.
Often, the homeowner
would be able to obtain an
Occupancy Certificate from
the Ministry of Works, after
its Building Control Depart-
ment inspectors uncovered
serious faults with the con-
struction. The contractor,
though, would disappear, leav-
ing the homeowner with no
recourse and unable to live in a
home that the bank was
already demanding mortgage
payments on. Often, Bahami-
ans, and especially single moth-
ers, did not have the finances
to pay an attorney to take the
contractor to court.
Result
"That's a direct result of not
having regulation of the con-
struction industry," Mr Wrin-
kle said. "We desperately need
it. The magnitude of the prob-
lem with respect to consumer
protection is enormous It's crit-
ical .that some regulation
comes to the industry.
"You cannot, and the Gov-
ernment realises this, allow
'this industry to run wild any
further. It's got to be
addressed.
"The crux of the matter for
the Government and the con-
sumer is the quality of con-
struction by people who are
not qualified to be carrying out
the work. From the construc-
tion industry side, we want to
licence the industry so we can
regulate it."


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Keriner blames 'clerical error' for Harborside row


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
KERZNER International
blamed "a clerical error" for
why the Harborside Resort at
Atlantis Management Ltd was
named as the employer on some
employee contracts at its Par-
adise Island-based timeshare
operation.
Hitting back at claims made
by the Bahamas Hotel Man-
agerial Association's (BHMA)
president, Obie Ferguson, that
Harborside was not negotiating
in good faith, because it denied
that Harborside Resort at
Atlantis Management Ltd exist-
ed as an employer despite the
name appearing on employee
contracts dating back to 2000,
Kerzner International described
these assertions as "misleading
and misguided".
It added: "Owing to a clerical
error, employment contracts
had incorrectly set out the name
of the employing company. As
soon as the mistake was brought
to our attention, the Depart-
ment of Labour and the minis-
ter were notified, even though
the error was one of form rather
than substance.
"Since then, contracts bear-


ing the corrected company
name have been presented to
and signed by the relevant
employees."
A July 2, 2007, letter sent by
Kerzner International and Har-
borside's attorney, Ferron
Bethell of Harry B Sands,
Lobosky & Company, said it
had received a Determination
of Bargaining Agent certificate
on May 24, 2007, showing that
the Department of Labbur had
recognized the BHMA as the
bargaining agent for the time-
share resort's middle manage-
ment and supervisory employ-
ees.
Mr Bethell replied: "In a let-
ter to the BHMA, dated March
1, 2007, and in a letter to the
director of labour dated May
21, 2007, we stated unequivo-
cally that to our knowledge
there was no legal entity styled
and known as Harborside
Resort at Atlantis Management
Lrtd. We can state categorically
that there are no employees
employed by such an entity at
Harborside. "It would seem that
despite our aforementioned let-
-ters, a determination has been
made relative to a company oth-
er than that employing persons
at Harborside or, alternatively,
in favour of a non-existent enti-
ty."


Annual General Meeting

To: All members of The Bahama Islands Resorts & Casinos
Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. (BIRCCCU) Ltd. The Eugene
Cooper Building, # 9 Village Road.

Notice is hereby given that the Twenty-Third (23rd) Annual General
Meeting of the Bahama Islands Resorts & Casinos Co-operative
Credit Union Ltd. (Formerly Paradise Island Resort & Casino
Cooperative Credit Union Ltd.) will be held at Sandals Royal
Bahamian Resort & Spa Ballroom:

Saturday, June 14th 2008 commencing at 9:00 a.m.

For the following purposes: -

To receive the Report ofthe Board of irectorsfor fiscal year 2007.
To receive the Audited Accounts for fiscal year 2007
To take action on such matters as may come before the meeting.
To elect members of The Board of Directors


THERE WILL BE NO SECOND CALL MEETING
AS PER THE CO-OPERATIVE ACT 2005 SECTION 22


Board Secretary
May 2008




BAHAMAS

LIMITED



Bahamas Supermarkets Limitd operates a leading supermarket
chain in The Bahamas. As a market leader, the Company prides
itself on delivering premier service through its City Market
supermarkets, having a strong commitment to its customers,
associates and community.
An opportunity for a Chief Accountant to join this market leader
has arisen.
Reporting to the Financial Controller, the successful applicant will
need to hold a professional accounting qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA
or CMA) and have previously led a high-performing accounting
team in a diverse accounting environment. Key selection criteria
include:
Sound technical and practical experience in financial
accounting, and financial management controls and
systems
Strong business acumen with the ability to creatively
solve problems
Ability to manage, with a strategic focus, all aspects of a
high-volume accounting environment while providing
quality and meaningful financial information
Manage relationships within the business encompassing
budgeting, forecasting, reconciliation and analysis of all
operational accounts, cash flow and asset management
Ability to lead and motivate a dynamic financial team
Ability to identify system, control and process
improvements
Have superior communication and interpersonal skills
with the ability to mentor a team
Solid functional computer skills with working knowledge
of Microsoft applications and automated financial and
distribution reporting systems
If you have what it takes to succeed in this challenging role,
forward your resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources Director
Bahamas Supermarkets Limited
East-West Highway P. O. Box N 3738 Nassau, Bahamas
Or e-mail to: humanresources@bahamassupermarkets.com
No telephone inquiries please

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Kerzner International yester-
day said it was disappointed
that Mr Ferguson, "despite
being aware of the facts", would
make such assertions.
"As the overall matter is cur-
rently the subject of a Report
of Trade Dispute at the Depart-
ment of Labour, it would be
inappropriate for us to comment
further on the matter," the com-
pany added.
Mr Ferguson had claimed at a
recent press conference that
since the BHMA submitted a
proposal for an industrial agree-
ment to Harbourside in July
2007, it had not received a coun-
terproposal from the resort.
As a result, the BHMA filed a
trade dispute against the com-
pany on September 14,2007, for
allegedly not negotiating in


good faith.
Mr Ferguson said that
despite the fact that Labour
Minister Dion Foulkes con-
vened conciliation meetings in
October 2007, February and
May 2008, to begin the negotia-
tion process, Harborside refused
to recognize the minister's
determination and said there
was no employer know as Har-
borside at Atlantis Management
Ltd.
The union president claimed
that: "This decision necessitates
a need for a full investigation
by the Department of Labour.
It is reasonable for an employ-
ee, when called upon to sign a
contract with his/her employer,
that the employer with whom
the contract is being executed
is indeed the legal employer."


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

In Voluntary Liquidation
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Sectionl38 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000),
BORLAND INTERNATIONAL SERVICES INC., is in dis-
solution. Lesley Fogden is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at Landmark Management S.A.M., 17 Avenue de la Costa, MC
98000 Monaco. All persons having claims againts the above-
name company are required to send their names, addresses and
particulars of their debts or cliams to the Liquidator before June
20, 2008.


Lesleqidor
" iquidator .......- ..,


.i Saffrey Square
Bay Street
RE N T / www.bahamasrealty.bs
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PRIME OFFICE SUIT

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* Finished Shell
* Ready For Immediate Occupancy
* Parking Facilities Available
SFor More Information Call 396-0000


r- BUSINESS


of $0.04 per Ordinary


Common


Share will be paid to the Ordinary
Common Shareholders of record of
CHBL on the 30th day of May 2008.


Payment will be made within 10
days of the record date through
the Company's Registrar and
Transfer Agent, CFAL Ltd.


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BAHAMAS REALTY LTD.
C OMME RC I A L
In association with:

CBRE
CB RICHARD ELLIS
NAVIGATING A NEW WORLD


NOTICE



WE WISH TO ADVISE THAT OUR OFFICES IN FREEPORT, ABACO

AND EXUMA WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY MAY 23RD, 2008.

ALL OF OUR OFFICES IN NASSAU (INDEPENDENCE DRIVE,

CARMICHAEL & ROSETTA STREET) WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL

1:00PM DUE TO OUR COMPANY'S AWARDS CEREMONY.




WE DO APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVIENCE CAUSED.





BIBritish
00American


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staff would like to thank Bahamas
Customs, all the Customs Brokers and
all our beautiful customers that we
have served and had such a wonderful
relationship with for the past 29
years. We are grateful for all the phone
calls with such concern and commend-
ing us for our assistance in all your
shipping needs. It was a pleasure
serving you and we all will
cherish knowing we have made such
an impression in the business
community.


Elsie Carroll, Marietta Beckles,
Felicia Capron, Ida Lewis,
Winnie Barnett, Sharen Lowe






Dividend Notice

Ordinary Common Shares



The Board of Directors of Colina
Holdings Bahamas Limited (CHBL) is
pleased to announce that a dividend







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saterso i cBa
GOLF OCEAN CLUB
Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
You are invited to apply for the following position currently available.


Director Food & Beverage


Key Responsibilities
/ Provide overall administration of all food and beverage outlets.
/ Create and implement department policies, operating manuals, and
job descriptions; ensure adherence to department and overall
company policies.
4 Manage and direct the recruitment, selection and ongoing training of
food and beverage staff to Club standards and ensure compliance
with proper food handling and sanitation procedures.
/ Make revenue forecasts; manage department budget, inventory,
labor, and food and beverage costs,
/ Along with the Executive Chef, plan menus, set prices, and coordinate
special events.
/ Facilitate set up and breakdown of events and internal functions.


Qualifications
4/ High School diploma or equivalent
4 A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Food and Beverage
Management or related field is preferred
4 At least 10 years related experience in the same or similar position
4/ Previous experience in a hotel or private club preferred.
4 Experience working in multiple operations preferred.
4 A minimum of two years international experience an asset.
4 Experience in opening a property a plus

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing
and dynamic organization and must be a self-starter, team player,
work at the highest standards of performance, and meet deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit
your resume to the attention of the Director of HR & Training,
hr@bakersbyclub.com or tr' fax at 242-367-0804.


Risks in aiding home owners


THE BAHAMAS

SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003

MANAGER, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, BTVI
The Government of The Bahamas (GOB) has secured a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Support Programme for Transforming Education &
Training. The project will support the development and implementation of activities aimed at
improving the quality and competitiveness of the Bahamianlabour force. Part proceeds of this
loan is being used to Restructure, Reposition, and Reorganize BTVI into a recognized institute for
technical and career educational development. In support of this initiative, and the direction of
the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture, BTVI requires the services of a Manager,
Information Technology.

The Manager, Information Technology is a senior position and integral part of the
administrative team. This position will be responsible for assisting in the development of goals,
operating plans and objectives of the Institute/College as it relates to information technology.
This position reports directly to the Manager/President of BTVI.

Qualified persons interested in fulfilling the role detailed below are invited to apply:
1. Assist in the planning and implementation of additions, deletions and major
modifications to the supporting regional infrastructure
2. Implement network security.
3. Oversee the administration and maintenance of the Institute's IT infrastructure
4. Manage and develop all changes and upgrades to the telephonesystem including
routing for seating assignments
5. Oversee the administration and maintenance of computer stations and software
programs of the Student Success Learning Centre and provide additional support if
necessary.
6. Oversee administration and maintenance of powere' administration software.
7. Collaborate with internal clients on all levels to resolve any IT-related issues..
8. Build and maintain vendor relationships and the procurement of both hardware and
software products.
9. Ensure accurate inventory of all IT assets maintained.
10. Remain current with emerging industry practices.
11.. Responsible for other special tasks, projects or assignments as assigned by the
Manager/ President.
12. Position reports directly to the President/Manager, BTVI.
13. Serve as industry liaison with Business Community, Board of Trustees.
14. Work closely with the President of the Institute in assuring that the development
goals of the institute/college are met.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
* Minimum Bachelor degree in Information Technology. Master's degree preferred with
Business Management experience.
SCertifications in MCSE, CCNA, MSSQL, Oracle and JavaScript are beneficial.
At least Five years programming, system analysis and project leadership experience.


All interested persons must submit Curriculum Vitae/Resumes so as to arrive.no later than
May 30,2008 and addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture
P.O. Box N 3913/14
Thompson Boulevard
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attention: John Haughton
IDB PROJECT EXECUTION UNIT
Telephone: (242) 325-5200/4748
Fax: (242) 325-4660
Email: jhaughtoni dbprojectyahoo.com


* By CHARLES DUHIGG
and DAVID M
HERSZENHORN
c.2008 New York Times
News Service

WHEN the Senate Banking
Committee approved legislation
on Tuesday to help suffering
homeowners refinance costly
loans, lawmakers said they had
found a way to rescue the hous-
ing market without requiring
taxpayers to foot the bill.
By forcing the, nation's two
largest buyers of home loans -
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
- to hand over hundreds of
millions of dollars each year,
lawmakers said they were cre-
ating a fund that the govern-
ment could tap to refinance as
much as $85 billion in troubled
home loans.
Senators said the plan, which
empowers the Federal Housing
Administration, or FHA, to
insure risky loans, would most
likely help hundreds of thou-
sands of homeowners avoid
foreclosure and stabilize the
housing market.
But some say that the gov-
ernment's housing plan is riski-
erthan disclosed and that if
home prices continue to decline
for years, taxpayers could be on
the hook for billions.
Others complain that the plan
creates worrisome pressures for
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
at a time when both companies
are struggling with enormous
losses and thin financial safety
nets. The companies are essen-
tial lubricants in today's housing
finance market, and if either
stumbled, it could set off a
worldwide economic slowdown.
"There's real concerns about
the degree of risk that FHA is
taking on," said Howard Glaser,
a mortgage industry consultant
who served at the Department
of Housing and! Urban Devel-
opment in the Clinton adminis-
tration. "And everyone is call-
ing on Fannie and Freddie to
do more to stabilize the mort-
gage marketplace, but at what
point does imposing new costs
on those companies undermine
their financial safety?"
Lawmakers of.both parties
say such concerns are baseless.
Congressional.aides say.that the
housing plan's estimated $1 bil-
lion cost will be more than off-
set by the $700 million a year
that Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac will hand over and by the
billions of dollars in new fees
the FHA will charge borrowers
and lenders.
"We believe we've identified
more than twice the funding
that this program needs," said
Sen. Richard C. Shelby of
Alabama, the senior Republi-


can on the Banking Commit-
tee. "We have to provide relief
to people who are at risk of los-
ing their homes, and this is a
good start."
The Banking Committee
approved the foreclosure res-
cue plan by a vote of 19-2, with
eight Republicans joining all 11
Democrats on the committee in
favor of it. Republican Sens.
Jim Bunning of Kentucky and
Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming
were the two no votes.
The broad consensus on the
bill was a stark turnabout after
years of partisan debate over
how to tighten regulation of
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
and more recent disagreement
over whether the government
should help troubled home-
owners and lenders who might
have acted irresponsibly.
The Senate agreement under-
scores the view in both parties
that addressing problems in the
housing market is a political
necessity in a high-stakes elec-
tion year. Republicans who ini-
tially opposed helping struggling
borrowers agreed to extend a
hand, but only after Democrats
agreed to tap Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac, instead of tax-
payers, to cover the cost.
Even the White House, which
expressed staunch opposition
and threatened a veto when the
House passed a similar measure
earlier this month, seems to
have changed its tune. While
the White House said it needed
to review the specific language
of the bill, President Bush sug-
gested he was willing to support
it, especially because it contains
the tighter regulation of the
mortgage finance companies
that he has sought for years.
Shelby said that, while the
measure leans on Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac for financing
the rescue plan, it also ensures
their financial health by creating
a more powerful regulator to
oversee the companies.
For decades, Fannie and
Freddie have been overseen by
multiple regulators, each with
limited powers. Consolidating.
oversight into one agency with
broad authority has long been a
priority for lawmakers who feel
the companies take too many
risks.
But critics worry that such
protections may not be enough.
' They note that the governmei:c-
t's estimates of the housing
plan's cost make relatively con-
servative assumptions about
default rates and housing price
declines. Moreover, they note
that the housing plan that
passed the House has ear-
marked some of the same Fan-
nie Mae and Freddie Mac funds
to pay for rebuilding New


Orleans and other areas affect-
ed by Hurricane Katrina. Now
Congress will have to choose
between conflicting plans.
"There's other money in the
Senate bill that will pay for the
housing plan without dipping
into money for affordable hous-
ing," said Rep. Barney Frank,
D-Mass., chairman of the
House Financial Services Com-
mittee. "I am very insistent that
we don't abandon the people
in the Gulf."
There also are lingering ques-
tions about how Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac will operate
once a new regulator is in place,
and after the companies begin
handing over hundreds of mile
lions of dollars each year.
Although the funds the compa-
nies will hand over are compar-
atively small only about five
cents for each dollar in mort-
gages the companies buy -
they may have significant rami-I
fications for shareholders.
The stock prices of both com-
panies have been battered in
recent months as they have
announced billions in losses.
Both companies have been crit-:
icized for holding too little cap-:
ital in reserve and have recent-i
ly asked investors for fresh cap-i
ital infusions. Their new regu-i
lator, whom the president,
would appoint, may require
them to do business by stan-
dards that could sharply affect
the companies' bottom lines.
Those concerns were reflect-
ed by executives at the compa-
nies themselves, who released'
statements on Tuesday warning
about the adverse effects of
overregulation, and by share
holders, who pushed down the
price of both companies' stocks.
Ultimately, analysts say, it ist
likely that both companies will!
need to raise more capital this
year.
And it is unclear howl
investors will judge the housing
plan, which in effect has drafted
the companies to bail out hurt-
ing homeowners.
"The FHA bailout program
isn't designed to help Fannie or
Freddie, so why are they paying
for it?" asked Tom Lawler, an,
economist who worked at Fan-"
nie Mae for over two decades:
before leaving in 2006 tq
become a consultant. "Yott
could charge the banking sysT
teint;Wall Street, hfikb Ifkiler
- there are lots of companies
that will actually benefit from'
this bailout who could have paid
for it. But they will get the ben-,
efit without having to pay."
Democratic aides said they
expected the bill to be brought
to the Senate floor in earl
June, after Congress returns
from its Memorial Day recess.


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Position Available


Global United Limited is looking to employ a Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic
with the following criteria.

Summary
Candidates must be able to perform mechanical repairs on both small gasoline
vehicles and heavy duty trucks ("mack trucks").

The individual must be able to:
e Repair large diesel engines.
* Perform various tasks on truck chassis, such as the installation differentials,
gearboxes, pneumatic brake systems, etc.
SPerform minimal welding as necessary.
* Perform electrical duties as such as wiring, lights, etc.
* Drive tractor heads properly.
* Trouble shoot systems and read schematic diagrams.

Experience
* At least five years work experience as a diesel mechanic with experience
in executing the above.

All candidates are required to possess
* A clean police record
* A drivers License
* Basic tools

Deadline for Submission of Resumes is May 30, 2008

Please forward cover letter and resume via mail, fax or email to:-
Human Resource Department
Global United Limited
P.O. Box CB-13838
Nassau, Bahamas
Re: Mechanic

Fax: 242-377-1261
Email:humanresources @gulbahamas.com


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Global oil prices surge past $132 per barrel


* By JOHN WILEN
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) Oil
prices bolted to a new record
above $132 a barrel Wednes-
day after the government
reported that supplies of crude
oil and gasoline fell unexpect-
edly last week. And crude's rise
in the futures market again
pressured consumers by pulling
prices at the pump higher a
gallon of regular gas rose
overnight to a new record above
$3.80 a gallon.
With gas and oil prices set-
ting new records on a daily
basis, many analysts are begin-
ning to wonder whether any-
thing can stop runaway prices.
There are technical signals in


the futures market, including
price differences between near-
term and longer-term contracts,
that crude may soon fall. But
with demand for oil growing in
the developing world, and lit-
tle end in sight to supply prob-
lems in producing countries
such as Nigeria, few analysts are
willing to call an end to crude's
rally.
In its weekly inventory report
Wednesday, the Energy
Department's Energy Informa-
tion Administration said crude
oil inventories fell by more than
five million barrels last week.
Analysts had expected a modest
increase. Gasoline inventories
also fell and took the market
by surprise, while inventories
of distillates, which include


heating oil and diesel fuel, rose
less than analysts surveyed by
energy research firm Platts had
expected.
Light, sweet crude for July
delivery rose as high as $132.08
a barrel in late morning trad-
ing on the New York Mercan-
tile Exchange before retreating
slightly to trade up $2.67 at
$131.65.
Investors seized on the inven-
tory report to.boost prices
Wednesday, but traders inter-
ested in pushing prices higher
are increasingly picking and
choosing which news they wish
to pay attention to, analysts say.
"Even if this report was bear-
ish, with the momentum the
way it is right now, it wouldn't
matter," said Phil Flynn, an ana-


lyst at Alaron Trading Corp. in
Chicago.
Crude prices first passed $130
overnight on concerns about
demand and a weaker dollar.
Analysts say crude has been
boosted in recent days by espe-
cially strong demand for diesel
in China, where power plants
in some areas are running des-
perately short of coal and cer-
tain earthquake-hit regions are
relying on diesel generators for
power.
The dollar, meanwhile, weak-
ened against the euro Wednes-
day. Investors see hard com-
modities such as oil as a hedge
against inflation and a weak dol-
lar and pour into the crude
futures market when the green-
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makes oil less expensive to buy-
ers dealing in other currencies.
Many investors believe the
dollar's protracted decline over
the past year has been the most
significant factor behind oil's
rise from about $66 a barrel a
year ago to today's highs.
At the pump, meanwhile, the
average national price of a gal-
lon of regular gas rose 0.7 cent
overnight to a record $3.807 a
gallon, according to a survey of
stations by AAA and the Oil
Price Information Service.
Prices are 60 cents higher than a
year ago, and many forecasters
believe they'll hit $4 on a
national basis at some point
over the next month.
"That's a fait accompli at this
point," said Linda Rafield,


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senior oil analyst at Platts, the
energy research arm of
McGraw-Hill Cos.
Prices are already that high
in many parts of the country,
and the number of stations
charging $4 or more rises each
day. Prices are nearing $5 a gal-
lon in parts of Alaska.
Diesel fuel rose 1.9 cents to
its own record of $4.558 a gallon
Wednesday. Rising prices of
diesel, used to transport most
consumer and industrial goods,
are sending prices of food and
many other goods higher.
There are signs high prices
are cutting demand for gaso-
line, which fell slightly over the
past four weeks and has been
mostly lower since January,
according to EIA data. Only
serious "demand destruction," a
jump in supplies from Nigeria
or other oil producing nations
or a jump in gasoline output by
U.S. refiners could stop prices
from continuing to rise, Rafield
said. There is little sign that
demand will fall anytime soon
in fast-growing China, India and
the Middle East, she said.
A move by the government
to shore up the dollar, or an
announcement that the Federal
Reserve won't cut interest rates
further, could also reverse the
upward momentum, Flynn said;
rate cuts tend to weaken the
dollar.
Still, the price differences
between the current, July crude
oil contract and contracts for
delivery of oil in later months
signal a possible correction, or
sharp price downturn, at some
point, Rafield said. Many ana-
lysts have long argued that
prices have risen well beyond
levels that can be justified by
supply and demand fundamen-
tals.
"It's very difficult to call when
this is going to happen, but
when it happens, it's going to
be quick and ugly," Flynn said.
In other Nymex trading, June
gasoline futures rose 6.43 cents
to $3.3687 a gallon, and June
heating oil futures rose 7.11
cents to $3.8461 a gallon. June
natural gas futures rose 19.8
cents to $11.563 per 1,000 cubic
feet. In London, July Brent
crude rose $3.10 to $130.94 a
barrel on the ICE Futures
exchange.


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(AP) Some uninsured Flori-
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nor Charlie Crist.
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companies offer scaled-back
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Tampa.
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PAGE BTR M


Telecoms licence requires




a '50% profit margin'


FROM page 1B

business, we, need some assur-
ance that BTC/SRG will not
change its prices at any time, or
refuse to deliver service on
time."
The proposed PUC licence
would in theory see BTC, and
possibly SRG, act as whole-
salers of fixed-line voice ser-
vices to the new licensee, who
would then re-sell these ser-
vices to the Bahamian public.-
business and residential con-
sumers.


Ms Colebrook, in her April
7, 2008, letter to the PUC, said
US-based carriers operated on
a 50 per cent profit margin,
something that the new
Bahamian licensee would
require, too.
"In other words, their cost
of goods sold (network/local
long distance rates etc) is no
more than 50 per cent or what
they sell for," Ms Colebrook
said.
"If your rate is $0.30 per
minute, our purchase rate
should $0.15 or less. We would
need this margin to cover


IN THE MATTER OF LAND SHARK
(BAHAMAS) LIMITED

AND

IN THE MATTER OF A DEBENTURE AND FIRST
DEMAND LEGAL MORTGAGE OF ALL THOSE
pieces parcels or lots of land being Lots No. 6, 7 & 8 in
Block #1 of the Westward Villas Subdivision situate in
the Western District of the Island of New Providence one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
which said Debenture has been lodged for record at the
Registry of Records in Volume 9849 at pages 549 to 572


NOTICE OF RECEIVERSHIP

TAKE NOTICE that the Public is hereby advised
that LAND SHARK (BAHAMAS) LIMITED (the
Company) is in Receivership.

HLB Galanis Bain of Shirlaw House, Shirley Street,
Nassau, Bahamas, has' been appointed Receivers and
Managers of the Company.

Dated the 13h day of May A.D., 2008.


GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO.
Chambers
Sassoon House
Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue
Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas






OF THE BAHAMAS 2007/CLE/qui/00578
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Division
'IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959
AND
IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Building
Heritage Limited
AND
IN THE MATTER of all those three, parcels of
land totaling 1.246 Acres situate at the North-
Eastern junction of Bernard Road and Adderley
Street in the Eastern District of the Island of
New Providence one of the Islands in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas

NOTICE OF PETITION
NOTICE is hereby given that BUILDING
COMMONWEALTH HERITAGE LIMITED of the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas (hereinafter called "the
Petitioner") claims to be the owner of the unencumbered fee
simple in possession of the land hereinafter described, that
is to say: ALL THOSE three parcels of land totaling 1.246
Acres situate at the North-Eastern junction of Bernard Road
and Adderley Street in the. Eastern District of the Island of
New Providence one of the Islands in the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas and has made application to the Supreme
Court in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas aforesaid
under Section Three (3) of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to
have its title to the said land investigated and the nature
and extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate
of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the
provisions of the said Act.
A Plan of the said land may be inspected during
normal office hours in the following places:-
(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher
House, East Street North, Nassau, The
Bahamas;
(b) Shadrach A. Morris, Jr. & Co., Chambers,
'ShaRon House, 235 Baillou Road,
Nassau, The Bahamas.
NOTICE is hereby given that any person having
dower or rights of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not
recognized in the Petition shall on or before the expiration
of Thirty (30) days of the last publication file in the Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner and the undersigned a
statement of his or her claim in the prescribed form, verified
by an affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such
person to file and serve a statement of his or her claim on
or before the Thirty (30) days after the last publication will
operate as a bar to such claim.

SHADRACH A. MORRIS, JR. & CO.
ShaRon House
235 Baillou Road
P.O. Box N-4421
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner


billing costs, overhead, bad
debt, labour etc."
The wholesale agreement
between the proposed licensee
and BTC/SRG would have to
be approved by the PUC, and
One World Communications
suggested the two existing car-
riers be subject to fines for
"non-compliance". It also
urged that the new licensee
should not pay any licence fees
to the PUC until "an accept-
able contract is negotiated"
with BTC/SRG.
One World Communica-
tions' fellow telecoms com-
petitor, Direct Access Inter-
national Bahamas, said a con-
dition in the proposed
reseller's licence, allowing the
PUC to revoke it with six mon-
th's notice, needed to be
amended.
Direct Access's office man-
ager, Carmen Smith, said that
under condition 7 of the pro-
posed resale licence, the PUC
"reserves for itself the right to
revoke a licence upon six
months' notice, irrespective of
whether a licensee is otherwise


in compliance with any condi-
tion of the licence".
As a result, she warned:
"Therefore, a licensee will
always be at risk of losing the
licence, even if it has fully com-
plied with all conditions. This
risk is not fair, and likely will
not be acceptable, to many
entrepreneurs or businesses
that would otherwise seriously
consider becoming licensed
resellers of voice telecommu-
nications services.....
"A licence that can be
revoked at any time for any
reason completely undermines
such certainty, and thus would
be a disincentive to enter the
Bahamas telecommunications
market as a reseller."
The resale licensee, Direct
Access International Bahamas
said, would have to either own
or contract billing centre ser-
vices, in addition to entering
into contracts with other tele-
coms providers for billing,
transport and termination ser-
vices, all of which required
commitments greater than six
months in duration.


GN-682
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS

NOTICE

THE BANKS AND TRUST
COMPANIES REGULATION ACT, 2000

Notice is hereby given that the Governor,
pursuant to Section 18(1)(a)(iii) of the Banks
and Trust Companies Regulation Act, 2000,
has revoked by Order dated the 13th May,
2008, the restricted trust licence granted to
Atlaw Trustees Limited on the 12th day of
March, 2003, on the grounds that the
company has been dissolved.

Signed
Wendy Craigg
Governor
The Central Bank of The Bahamas












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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 11B


B S E I ..o of P


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may receive fee break


* By JOHN DUNBAR
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -
The government is quietly
negotiating to help cell phone
customers avoid expensive fees
when they cancel contracts
with wireless companies, The
Associated Press has learned.
Cell phone companies rou-
tinely charge customers $175
or more for quitting their ser-
vice early.
Under a proposal to the
Federal Communications
Commission, the wireless
industry would give consumers
the opportunity to cancel ser-
vice without any penalty for,
up to 30 days after they sign a
cell phone contract or until 10
days after they receive their
first bill.
The proposal also would cap
such fees and reduce them
month by month over the
course of a contract based on
how long customers have left,
according to people familiar
with the offer speaking on con-
dition of anonymity because
the FCC has not accepted it.
The plan would not abolish
cancellation fees entirely and
would not refund such fees to
anyone who paid them.
In exchanc'e for the govern-
ment's approval, the agree-
ment wourd let cell phone
companies off the hook in state
courts where they are being
sued for billions of dollars by
angry customers. If approved
by the FCC, the proposal also
would take away the authority
of states to regulate the
charges, known as early termi-
nation fees.
Lawyers representing cus-
tomers who are suing over the
fees are strongly opposed.
"It's Christmas in May for
the companies," said Pamela
Gilbert, an attorney with
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, a
Washington D.C.-based law
firm working on one of the
class action lawsuits against the
industry.
She said if the FCC agreed, v
t


to the proposal, it would save
cell phone companies hun-
dreds of millions of dollars.
"The people left holding the
bag are the millions of people
who paid illegal ETFs (termi-
nation fees) and now will nev-
er get their money back," she
said.
The nation's No. 2 wireless
company,' Verizon Wireless,
offered the proposal to the
FCC for its review after high-
level meetings with senior FCC
officials. It did so in consulta-
tion with other leading wire-
less companies, whose execu-
tives indicated they would not
oppose its provisions, people
familiar with the offer told the
AP.
The FCC declined to com-
ment.
Consumers who have paid
such fees describe them as
exorbitant.
"It's ridiculous," said Ric
Causey of Allen, Texas, who
paid $600 in termination fees
to Sprint on contracts for three
cell phones after he canceled
service because of what he said
was poor reception around
Dallas.
"I understand the fine print,
but I ended up paying $200 per
phone just to switch service,"
Causey said. He complained
to executives to no avail. "I
never got any satisfaction," he
said. "I figured I'd deal with it
later, but I never got reim-
bursed."
Causey, a freelance video
producer, said he never imag-
ined refusing to pay the fees
out of fear it would hurt his
credit rating.
Wireless companies said the
cancellation fees are necessary
to recover the cost of cell
phones, which they subsidize
under long-term service con-
tracts, and to defray their costs
for signing up new customers.
Consumer groups said the fees
are unreasonable and intended
to discourage customers from
switching among providers.
The expensive fees have led
to class-action lawsuits in sev-


eral states and legislative pro-
posals on Capitol Hill and in
state legislatures around the
country.
The industry's proposal
would link cancellation fees to
actual costs incurred by a wire-
less company, and it would
require companies to prorate
any fees over the course of the
contract. Verizon Wireless cur-
rently reduces such fees but
never below $60. Other major
providers, including AT&T
Inc., have announced plans to
prorate fees.
The proposal also would
prohibit a wireless company
from imposing a termination
fee on customers who change
terms of their contract or end
one contract period and begin
another.
Verizon Wireless is a joint
venture between Verizon
Communications Inc. and the
Vodafone Group PLC of
Britain. Verizon Wireless, with
about 66 million subscribers,
is the second-largest wireless
company behind AT&T Inc.,
with 70 million customers.
The wireless industry is
increasingly worried about a
series of long-running, class-
action lawsuits in state.courts.
One lawsuit against Sprint
Nextel is under way in Cali-
fornia, and plaintiffs in a New
York case in arbitration are
seeking $1 billion in refunds.
Federal law prohibits states
from regulating wireless rates
but gives them authority over
some terms and conditions
under wireless contracts. The
industry's Washington lobby-
ing group, CTIA, previously
asked the FCC to consider can-
'cellation fees to be rates, which
would preclude state govern-
ments and courts from any
jurisdiction over them.
qn September, Sens; Amy
Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Jay
Rockefeller, D-W.Va., intro-
duced the "Cell Phone Con-
sumer Empowerment Act,"
vhich would require prorated
fees and a 30-day window for
customers to eiit a contract.


The Bahamas.Dental Act, 1989 requires that all persons practicing in the dental
profession in The Bahamas be registered and licensed with the Bahamas Dental
Council. The qualifications for each profession Is outlined:

A DENTIST is a healthcare professional who has obtained qualifications in either
Doctor of Dental Surgery (), Doctor of Dental Medicine (), Bachelor of Dentistry
(), Bachelor of Dental Science (), or Bachelor of Dental Surgery/Chirurgiae () or
0 or equivalent. Once an individual has attain such qualifications and has completed
at least 4 years of postgraduate study, or generally, 2 years of clinical experience
working with patients in an educational setting, he is eligible for practice.
A dental hygienist is a person who specializes in preventive typically but not
limited to focusing on techniques in Local dental regulations printed in the
Bahamas Dental Act/Regulations determine the duties hygienists are able to
perform. Some of the common procedures are taking of, placement of, scaling,
root planting and cleaning and in most jurisdictions, a Hygienists work the general
supervision of a Dentist. In order to become a Dental Hygienist, one must complete
a two-year degree after science and general education prerequisites. However,
there are also four-year and six-year degrees in dental hygiene.
A Dental technician is a member of the dental team, also. Once given a written
work order, he/she produces dental appliances such as a removable prosthesis,
including and fixed prostheses, such as and. Dental technicians manipulate
and other, ,, in order to custom manufacture dental appliances and indirect that
will exactly fit a patient. A dental technician may not perform any service directly
on a patient. Dental laboratory technicians receive either an associate degree or
a certificate after having completed a two-year program at a community college,
vocational school, technical college, university or dental school. There also are
a few programs that offer a four-year baccalaureate in dental technology.

32. (3) Any person not being a dentist who -

(a) assumes or uses any name, title or description implying that he is entitled
to be recognized as a person authorized or qualified to practice as a dentist;

(b) advertises or holds himself out as a person authorized or qualified to
practice as a dentist; or

(c) practices as a dentist, is guilty of an offence and liable on summary
conviction .....

(4) Any dental auxiliary who performs dental services other than those in
respect of which he is registered under this Act, or performs dental services
otherwise than in accordance with this Act is guilty of an offence and liable on
summary conviction.......

33. (1) Subject to subsection (3), a person who, for the purpose of practicing
dentistry or performing dental services, has in his possession or control dental
'health appliances, equipment or supplies is guilty of an offence and liable on
summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars
or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or both.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) possession or control of dental health
appliances, equipment or supplies by a person is prima facie evidence that the
possession or control is for the purpose of practising dentistry or performing
dental services by that person in contravention of this section.

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to the possession or control of dental health
appliances, equipment or supplies by-

(a) a person registered under this Act;
(b) a person dealing in dental appliances, equipment or supplies; or
(c) a person permitted by the Council to have such possession or control.


OFFICIAL GAZETTE
Bahamas Dental Council

The following list of Dentists obtained
Licenses under Section 10 of the Dental Act,
1989, as at 31st March, 2008.


ADDERLEY
ALLEYNE
ALMIRA
ALMIRA
ARANHA
ARCHER

BACCHUS
BAIN
BAIN'
BASTIAN
BASTIAN
BAZARD
BETHEL
BONAMY
CAMBRIDGE
CLARKE
CONLIFFE
COVE
COVE
CRAWFORD
CUMBERBATCH
DAVIES
DAVIS
ENEAS Jr
Erskine
FERGUSON
FORBES
FRANCIS
FRANCIS
FRANKS
GIBSON
HALKITIS
HOLFORD

IFERENTA
JOFFRE
JOHNSON
KNOWLES
LEE
LEWIS
LEWIS
LOCKHART
LOUIS
LOUIS
LUNDY III
MACKEY
MAJOR
MAJOR
McCARTNEY
McIVER
McIVER
McWEENEY
MORTEMORE
MUNROE


Catherine
Kenneth
Dindo
Maria
Artherine
Jacqulin

Olga
Kay
Larry
Karen
Wesley
Dante
Marsha
Therese
Sythela
Antoine
Vaughan
Norman
Sandra
Ricardo
Brasil
Mark
Anthony
Cleveland
Rosamund

Sparkman
Charles
Emmanuel
Welmilya
Russane
Gill
Melanie
Richard
Renee
Elexis
Karen
Hadassah
William
Kirk
Nigel
Hiram
John
John
Leo
Michelle
Kendal
Michelle
Cyd
Kareem
Veronica
Vincent
Tanya
Derwin


NEWBOLD Kenworth

PEARCE Shequel
PERCENTIE Leatendore
PICKSTOCK Joyous
RASHAD Munir
REID Charlene
RICHARDSON Kimberley
RICHARDSON Osmond
ROLLINS Sylvester
ROMER Hayward
ROUSSOS Desiree
RUSSELL Lofton
RYAN Michael
SAWYER Marlene
SCAVELLA. Tavette
SEYMOUR Copelin
STRACHAN Ellen
STUART Wendy
SWEETING Sidney
THEOPHILUS Julius
THOMPSON Woodley
TILBERG Todd
VANDERPOOL Cyril
VARGA Christopher
VASSELL Danette
WARREN Annette
WOOD Cynthia




Dr. Anthony Davis
Registrar
Bahamas Dental Council



OFFICIAL GAZETTE
Bahamas Dental Council
The following list of Dental Hygienists
obtained Licenses under Section 14 of the
Dental Act, 1989, as at 31st March, 2008.
BAIN Raynell
BARRY Deborah
BEAL Claudette
BOWE Carol
BROOKS Cheryl
DORSETT Amy
DUNCOMBE June
FORBES Samantha
FORBES Sonia
GAITOR Samantha
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License under Section 14 of the Dental Act,
1989, as at 31st March, 2008.
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$65m spent on Container Port's latest expansion


FROM page 1B


the international currency mar-
kets, meant it was becoming
increasingly expensive for the
Freeport Container Port to
purchase/hire specialist con-
struction equipment from
Europe.
The Tribune's source said
this meant Phase V's ultimate
costs, when fully completed in
two years' time, would be "well
in excess" of the original $250
million estimate.


"They've probably spent $65
million since last December,"
the source said of Freeport
Container Port's Phase V
investment, which will ulti-
mately add 500 metres of quay
space and six cranes.
Phase V is seen as adding
additional docking and wharf
space to help Freeport Con-
tainer Port, which the source
said was "booming" in terms of
container throughput and
"above capacity right now".
Tribune Business revealed
on Tuesday how Freeport
Container Port's 2007 operat-


ing income decreased by 10 per
cent, despite its throughput of
twenty-foot equipment units
(TEU) increasing by 12 per
cent to 1.636 million contain-
ers.
The figures were revealed in
the 2007 annual report for
Freeport Container Port's
majority shareholder, Hutchi-
son Whampoa, which also dis-
closed that it had further
reduced its stake in the com-


pany.
Hutchison Whampoa said it
had sold a further 9 per cent
stake in the Freeport Contain-
er Port in February 2008 to "its
strategic minority sharehold-
er". This reduced the Hong
Kong-based conglomerate's
majority stake to 51 per cent,
and although it did not reveal
the buyer's identity, it is
believed to be Mediterranean
Shipping Company (MSC).


"Freeport Container Port
reported throughput growth of
12 per cent, although operating
income decreased by 10 per
cent," Hutchison Whampoa
said.
"An expansion project to
ease congestion at peak times,
and. to handle additional
demand, commenced this year.
"In February this year, the
group further reduced its
shareholding in the Freeport


Container Port with the sale
of a further nine per cent inter-
est to its strategic minority
shareholder, and the Ports divi-
sion now holds a 51 per cent
interest."
The Phase V expansion of
the Freeport Container Port is
scheduled to create 300 jobs,
in addition to the current staff
complement of 864, and
involve a $250 million invest-
ment.


Financing is key issue for $100m cruise port


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NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that JULIUS RICARDO SMITH
of KOOL ACRES, P.O. BOX FH-14063, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the,
15th day of May 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

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# DEPARTMENT NOTICE
SALE by TENDER

The following vehicles are offered for sale:


Year Make


Plate Number


1823
1829
1830
2173
1599
1820
'T1211


T1168
T1151
T1167
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These vehicles can be viewed by contacting
Superintendent David `Beneby at Customs.
Headquarters, Thompson Boulevard, telephone
number 326-4401 during the hours of
9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Sealed Tenders should be addressed:

Tender for Vehicles
Comptroller of Customs (Acting)
P.O. Box N-155
Nassau, The Bahamas

Tenders are to be submitted no later than 5pm on
May 30th, 2008. The Comptroller reserves the right
to reject any or all tenders.


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1997
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1997
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FROM page 1B
the construction and operation
of a new cruise terminal in
Grand Bahama. There are var-








INSIGHT
Fo te toie


ious parties involved."
The source said a new cruise
port was pegged to cost "in
excess of $100 million", and
"someone's got to pay for it".
Who pays, and how much, is
understood to be a key issue
yet to be decided, along
obtaining a commitment from
the cruise lines to call more
frequently on Freeport for the
project to make economic
sense.
Without such a commitment,
the 145-150 calls per year by
cruise ships that Freeport cur-
rently received will not be
.enough to make a new port
economically viable. The Tri-
bune has been informed that


the frequency of cruise ship
calls would have to increase
significantly.
Another issue to be decid-
ed, this newspaper under-
stands, is how many berths the
new cruise port should have,
given that the cost of con-
struction per berth increases
the more there are.
Yet obtaining a commitment
from the cruise lines would
encourage the Grand Bahama
tourism industry excursion
operators, transportation and
tour providers, straw vendors,


retailers, restaurants and oth-
ers to upgrade their product
to give the ships an incentive to
visit Freeport by "creating a
destination".
"It requires a major com-
mitment from the cruise lines
to create a destination," The
Tribune's source said. "Every-
one recognizes the importance
of the cruise business to the
island and its economy, and
the parties will do their best to
bring the talks to a successful
conclusion as soon as they
can."


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ANTHONY CHARLES
of ELSIDE ESTATE OFF MACKEY STREET, SOUTH
BEACH, P.O. BOX N-772, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 22ND day of
May 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that DERECK ALCINOR. of
DOMINGO HEIGHTS, SOUTH BEACH, P.O. BOX
N-10103, 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
registrationLnaturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
S.twenty-eight days from the 15th day .of May 2008 to
' thTe Milister Yespodnsible fa"rNationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that EVELYN EUGENE of
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, aAd 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 15th day of May 2008
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) PRIVATE VALUE ALTERNATIVE FUND LIMITED (SAC) is in
dissolution under the provisions of the International Business Companies
Act 2000 s.137 and section 45 of the Segregated Accounts Companies
Act, Chapter 396C.
(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on May 19, 2008
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.
(c) The liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.
(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 23rd day of June, 2008 to send their names and
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of the
company or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made before such debts are proved.
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005
IN THE SUPREME COURT No. 81
Equity Side
NOTICE
THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1969
The Petition of PEARLINE BULLARD AND DORIS STURRUP
both of the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of:
ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land situate in the Settlement of
George Town in the Island of Exuma one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas and being Lot Number 137 and
bounded on the NORTH by a ten (10) feet wide public road in the
said Settlement of George Town and running thereon Ninety-six apd
Ninety Hundredths (96.90) feet on the EAST by Lot Number Ohe
Hundred and Thirty-eight (138) of the said Settlement of George
Town and running thereon One Hundred and Nine and Sixty-one
Hundredths (109.61) feet SOUTH by Lot Number One Hundred
and Forty-two (142) of the said Settlement and running thereon
Ninety-seven and Twenty-five Hundredths (97.25) feet WEST by
Lot Number One Hundred and Thirty-six (136) and running tereon
One Hundred and Sixteen and'Seventy-two Hundredths (116.72)
feet; .
The Petitioners, PEARLINE BULLARD AND DORIS STURRUP,
claim to be the owners of the fee simple estate in possession of the
pieces parcels or lots of land hereinbefore described and the Petitioners
have made application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959,
to have their title to the said land investigated and the nature and
extent thereof determined and declared, a Certificate of Title to be
granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said
Act.
Copies of the field plan may be inspected during normal office hours
at:-
(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Second Floor, Ansbacher
Building, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
(b) The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO., Equity House,
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill), Nassau, Bahamas.
Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right of
dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized in the said
Petition shall-on or before the 21st day of July, A.D. 2008 file in the
Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners or undersigned a Statement
of Claim in the prescribed form verified by an'Affidavit to be filed
therewith. Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement
of Claim on or before the 21st day of July, A.D. 2008 will operate
as a bar to such claim.
HOPE STRACHAN & CO
Chambers,
Equity House,
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill),
Nassau, Bahamas


PAGE 12B, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008


THE TRIBUNE






THE TRIBUNE


Bahamians




urged to lose




trade fears


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
BAHAMIANS need to get
away from their fear of the
world as it relates to interna-
tional trade, the minister of
state for finance, Zhivargo
Laing, said yesterday.
"If you say that you don't
want others to come here and
compete with me, you already
say that you are not as good
as other people," he told the
business community at the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce's Annunal General
Meeting.
Mr Laing said Bahamian
workers and businesses should
not be afraid of anyone, and
should aspire to be world con-
tenders.
He added, though, that the
Bahamas was a small country,
and it simply did not have
expertise in certain areas.
"We have inefficiences in
our own econ: mic operations
that we simple have to get rid
of, whether in the private or
public'sector,'and barriers to
our own advancements," Mr







onMnl a


Laing said.
He pointed out that in sign-
ing trade agreements, Bahami-
ans should always look to the
opportunities they can.glean
from them.
The Bahamas can no longer
pursue trade policy in the hap-
hazard manner it has done
before, Mr.Laing said.
In particular, the minister
expressed the view that it
would have been to the
Bahamas' definite advantage
to have proceeded and
finalised its accession to full
membership into the World
Trade Organisation, back in
2000, when it expressed its ini-
tial interest and submitted its
Memorandum of Trade
Regime.
Mr Laing said WTO mem-
bership would have given the
Bahamas a much-needed
insight into the trade agree-
ments and negotiations the
country is now participating in,
with that status providing the
foundations upon which it
could negotiate.
Mr Laing said the. Govern-
ment will be implementing a
number of measures as it
relates to trade, and bolster-
ing the Bahamas' negotiating
capacity.
This will include the creation
of an International Trade Unit
in the Ministry of Finance,
whose staff will have full-time
responsibility for monitoring
and consulting t~e private sec-
tor on trade issues.
Mr Laing added that the unit
will liaise with the College of
the Bahamas, which will con-
duct research on trade-related
matters, as well as engage con-
sultants in the. area; both


domestically and internation-
ally. Mr Laing said the Gov-
ernment is seeking to increase
the level of human resources in
this area.
The minister added that the
Government would like to
improve the Bahamas Trade
Commission by having one
representative from each
industry appointed to the body,
which would facilitate consul-
tation on trade matters.
The minister explained that
with negotiations on the Free
Trade Area of the Americas
(FTAA) stalled, and Bahami-
an WTO memebrship a work
in progress, the only current
agreement on the table is the
Economic Partnership Agree-
ment (EPA) with the Euro-
pean Union.
Mr Laing explained that the
services offers from the
Bahamas and:Haiti on the
EPA.were due by the end of
June. He said that once the
document has undergone its
vetting process, the offer
should be available for public
access.
However, he also pointed
out that the Bahamas will have
to determine fairly soon where
it stands on the Caribbean
Basin Initiative (CBI) and
Caribcan agreements the
agreements governing its trade
relations with the US and
Canada respectively which he
said will likely have to be
amended to reflect WTO
requirements.
Mr Laing also expressed
regret that the Bahamian peo-
ple were left "clueless" until
the last minute regarding the
necessity to make services and
goods offers for the EPA.


THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008, PAGE 13B
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SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003

VICE PRESIDENT/CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION, BTVI
The Government of The Bahamas (GOB) has secured a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Support Programme for Transforming Education &
Training. The project will support the development and implementation of activities aimed at
improving the quality and competitiveness of the Bahamian labour force. Part proceeds of this
loan is being used to Restructure, Reposition, and Reorganize BTVI into a recognized institute for
technical and career educational development. In support of this initiative, and the direction of
the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture, BTVI requires the services of a VP, Career &
Technical Education.

The VP. Career & Technical Education is a senior and integral part of the administrative
team. This position will be responsible for assisting in the development of goals, operating plans
and objectives of the Institute/College and assist in coordinating and directing activities to
achieve these objectives.
Qualified persons interested in fulfilling the role detailed below are invited to apply:
.. Position reports directly to the President/Manager, BTVI.
2. Serve as industry liaison with Business Community, Board of Trustees.
3. Work closely with the President of the Institute in assuring that the development
goals of the institute/college are met.
4. Serve as spokesperson for the institute to diverse audiences, including industry
leader and partners, communication media, donor, community organizations,
students and parents.
5. To assist in working consistently towards the growth, development and promotion
of the institute.
6. To collaborate with industry to enhance the development of the Institute, staff,
programmes and physical resources.
7. To assist with the guidance and motivation of staff in the performance of their duties.
8. To promote a positive image of Technical/Vocational education.
9. To assist with conducting meetings with administrators, general staff and students.
10. To assist with the coordination and preparation of the annual budget.
11. To represent the Manager/President where necessary.
12. Responsible for other special tasks, project or assignments as assigned by the
Manager/President.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Doctorate in Education preferred, but minimum of a Master's degree in Educational
Leadership, Business or related discipline considered.
Five to Ten (5-10) years of leadership, supervision or management experience.
*Must possess strong leadership ability, supervisory experience and willingness to accept
responsibility.
Must have excellent Interpersonal and Communications skills:

All interested persons must submit Curriculum Vitae/Resumes so as to arrive no later than
Friday, May 30, 2008 and addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture
P. O. Box N 3913/14
Thorhpson Boulevard
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attention: John Haughton
IDB PROJECT EXECUTION UNIT
Telephone: (242) 325-5200/4748
Faxi (242) 325-4660
Email: jhaughtonidbprjet@yahoo.com


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MINISTRY OF HEALTH & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
RESIDENTIAL CARE ESTABLISHMENTS
LICENSING AUTHORITY


LCENSED AND REGISTERED FACILITIES


the Resedential Care Establishemnt Licensing Authority
would like to advise the publicthatthe following Residential
Care Facilities are duly licensed and registered to operate
in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.



1. Teen Challenge
2. A Shepherd's Nook
3. Coastline Community Care
4. Naomi Christie Centre
5. Twilight Home for the Elderly
6. Bilney Lane Children's Home
7. The Nazareth Centre
8. Mary Ingraham Intergenerational Centre
9. Ranfurly Home for Children
10. Links Safe House
11. Elizabeh Estates Children Home
12. Great Commission Ministries (Faith House)
13. Great Commission Ministries (Hope House)
14. A & A Comfort Care
15. Burrows Home for the Aged (Grand Bahama)
16. Old Bright Mission Home (Cat Island)
17. Central Home for the Elderly (Grand Bahama)
18. Raybertha's Senior Citizen's Home (Grand Bahama)
19. The Haven
20. Soldier Road Senior Citizen's Home
21. Demetrius Centre











Airline to start charging




for the first checked bag
r, e r c,- 9


* By DAVID KOENIG
Associated Press Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas
(AP) American Airlines
will start charging $15 for the
first checked bag, cut domestic
flights and lay off possibly
thousands of workers as it
grapples with record-high fuel
prices.
Rival Delta has no current
plans to match American's fee


for the first checked bag, a
spokeswoman said.
American, the nation's
largest carrier, said Wednes-
day the fee for the first
checked bag starts June 15 and
that it would raise other fees
for services ranging from reser-
vation help to oversized bags.
The other fees will mostly
range from $5 to $50 per ser-
vice, the airline said.
Last month American


announced it would join other
carriers in charging $25 for sec-
ond bags checked for some
passengers, but it wasn't imme-
diately clear how Wednesday's
announcement would affect
that. Its proposed fee for a first
checked bag would exempt
people who belong to elite lev-
els of its frequent flyer pro-
grammes, those who bought
full-fare tickets and those trav-
eling overseas.


Delta Air Lines Incorporat-
ed spokeswoman Betsy Talton
said the Atlanta-based airline
is considering all of its options
in light of $130-a-barrel oil, but
has no plans "at this time" to
match the $15 fee American
announced.
Fees
Chairman and Chief Exec-
utive Gerard J Arpey said he
experts the new or raised fees
will raise several hundred mil-
lion dollars, but that was the
best estimate he would give.
The changes were being
made to adapt to "the current
reality of slow economic


growth and high oil prices,"
Arpey said. He said. the fees
are an effort to get customers
to pay for services they want.
Arpey didn't put a figure on
the layoffs, but when asked
whether he expected the fig-
ure to be in the thousands he
said yes.
American plans to cut
domestic flight capacity by 11
per cent to 12 per cent in the
fourth quarter. American had
previously expected fourth-
quarter capacity to fall 4.6 per
cent from the same period in
2007.
Parent AMR Corporation
said reduced flying will lead to
an undisclosed number of job


cuts at both American and its
American Eagle subsidiary.
AMR expects to retire 45 to
50 planes from its fleet, most of
them gas-guzzling MD'-80 air-
craft. Those were the plane
grounded for faulty wiring last
month.
American said rising oil
prices have increased its
expected annual fuel costs by
nearly $3 billion since the start
of the year.
AMR shares tumbled $1.42,
or 17.2 per cent, to $6.78 after
the announcement which came
as its shareholders gathered for
their annual meeting. They
sank to a 52-week low of $6.72
earlier in the session.


NOTICE


LAND AND BUILDING FOR SALE


..1


Land Shark Divers Resort Hotel
(In Receivership)
is for sale


gil[hat piece of parcel or lot of land located on West Bay Street having an
area of 23,400 sq.ft being lot numbers 6, 7 and 8. Block #2 situated in the
subdivision known as Westward Villas, the said subdivision situated in the
western district of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This two storey
structure is comprised of 40 rooms, kitchen, open dining area, bar and
swimming poolwitha buildingsizeofapproximately 12,280sq.ft.Thisbuilding is
equipped with air conditioning units and is elevated to prevent the
possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual
heavy rainy periods.

Serious prospective purchasers who would like to tour the property prior to
bidding should contact the Hotel Manager at (242) 327-6364 between 9:00am
and 12:00 noon, Monday through Friday.

All offers should be made in writing in a sealed envelope addressed to:
Mr. John S. Bain, Receiver & Manager
HLB Galanis Bain, Shirlaw House, Shirley Street
P.O. Box N-3205 Nassau, Bahamas
Marked:"Tender-Land Shark Dive Resort in Receivership."

Offers must be received by 4:00pm on Friday, May 30th, 2008.

Each bid should be considered a bonifide offer to purchase and shall be
binding upon the bidder after submission to us


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Deadline for Application is 30 May, 2008


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces that applications for the captioned
fellowship at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels, for the 2009-2010 academic
year will be accepted until 30 May, 2008.

Applications will be accepted in the fields of study related to the OAS priority
development areas of Social Development and the creation of productive
employment, Education, Economic diversification and integration, trade
liberalization and market access, Scientific development and exchange &
transfer of Technology, Strengthening of democratic institution, Sustainable
development of tourism, Sustainable development and the environment, culture.

Capdidages are required to be citizens or permanent residents in OAS member
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experienced commission sales executive. The ideal person
would have a minimum of three years in commission sales;
have their own private vehicle. We are looking for excellent
communicators that are driven. Candidates must have computer
skills and be able prepare public presentations on behalf of
companies clients.

A degree in marketing or business is preferred but not a must.

Persons interested should submit CV's and reference letters to:

DA#6282
P.O. Box'N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas
by May 31, 2008.

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Attorney Richard Peter Cooper, LLB.


By George Livingstone Lopez Heastie


It is Sunday, May 18th, 2008. The time is
approximately 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
My cell-phone rings. It is a call to inform me that
Richard has left us.
In shock, I asked, "Where has he left us to go??"
His sister Bertha replied, "Counsel passed away last
night around 10:20p.m.
I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of one
whom I have come to know and respect over the years.
I immediately began to formulate my thoughts to write
a small tribute to my friend. I know I cannot do justice
to one so talented, so multi-faceted, so gifted, but I must
nevertheless try, as so many would expect no less from
me. Therefore, as we say in Bahamian dialect, "I shall
do my endeavour best."
Every generation produces a few individuals with
immense talent, unlimited creativity and stupendous
intellectual capacity.
Richard Peter Cooper was one such individual. He
was an exceptional person. He was an extraordinary
man. He was not just different for simply being different.
He was distinctively and positively different, and he
dared.to be different. But that is not surprising, as he
was an artist, quite an accomplished one at that. We
know how eccentric Artists can be. Their brains are
artistically different.
My association with Richard Cooper began about 25
years ago, when I was a young and callow Legal Research
Clerk. I suppose, Counsel saw something in me, perhaps
a spark of intellect, or maybe, a little potential that he
could work with, and help to groom. He did that over
the quarter of a century that was to follow, during which
time a most respectful and symbiotic relationship
developed between us.
One of the first assignments given to me by Counsel
was to construct a family tree for the Coopers.
It was the first genealogical research I had undertaken.
But surprisingly I did not encounter any insuperable
hurdles. It was relatively easy and straight forward, due
to the fact that the Coopers were highly literate people,
who left records that are so easily accessible.
At the end of the project, we were able to establish
that Richard Peter Cooper was a direct descendant of
James Cooper, a Scotsman who had settled at Exuna
and died there in December 1813, leaving his two mulatto
sons, Henry Jeffard and John Alexander Cooper.
John Alexander Cooper, Sr. died on 21st October,
1877. In his Last Will dated 28 August, 1877 he named
his ten children with his wife Mary. The fourth child was
Richard laffaid Cooper who married Sarah Rolle. To this
union Richard Alexander Cooper was born on the 6th
September, 1865 at the Coopers' Estate called Mitchelson
on Exuma mainland. Richard Alexander Cooper married
Cecelia Ferguson on 19th March, 1901, who were the
parents of Reuben Edward Cooper, born 29th May, 1913.
Reuben Edward Cooper married Florence Edgecombe
on 5th July, 1940 and together they produced Richard
Peter Cooper on llth December, 1947 in Nassau.
So pleased was he with the results of my initial job,
that he did not hesitate thereafter to use my professional
services in matters of a similar nature.
Over the next two decades I worked very closely with
Counsel in a number of legal issues. Through my close
working relationship with him, I was able to observe
that Richard Peter Cooper was no common run-of-the
mill lawyer. He was an academic, with a good brain,
which he was not afraid to use. He was a thinker. He


was an analyzer. It had to make sense to him. It had to
flow logically. I need not tell you that here was no distant
scholar. Scholar he was indeed. Here was a deep thinker,
with a profound, analytical and philosophical mind.
D-Despite his brilliant mind, he was not arrogant,
pompous or supercilious. He was quiet, easy-going, but
.yery opinionated and strong-willed. He marched to the
tune of no one. He marched to the beat of his own "goat
skin" drum. He was a trailblazer, a pace-setter. He was
the first to set up his Chambers over-da-hill. Since then
scores bf Attorneys have established their practice south
of the arch.
He served in his early days as a Commissioner in the
Family Islands. Based on his experiences, and first hand
knowledge of life on the out islands, he was moved to
write a Treatise to the Government on the need for Local
Government to be inchoated in our family island
communities. That was way back in 1975. It took the
powers that be another 30 years to see the wisdom and
in implementing local government. Thank God it has
finally arrived, though it was long in coming.
That was Richard Cooper, a deep thinker. He was a
visionary. He was 30 years head of his time.
He often reminisced about his days as a student in the
1960's at Queen's College, when that institution was still
predominately white and located in the original site on
Charlotte Street in the heart of the City of Nassau. His
brilliant mind took him through Queen's College, where
he completed his secondary education up to Advanced
Level. He was successful in three "A" level subjects,
(History, Religious Knowledge and Art). He had a love
affair with history, which enabled him to discuss
intelligently current world events from a historical
perspective. It was his broad knowledge, clear
understanding and deep appreciation of the history of
the colonial and post independent era of The Bahamas,
and indeed the whole Caribbean region which made him
a most insightful, well-informed conversationalist.
He subsequently matriculated to the University of
Miami, and latfr to the University of The West Indies at
Cave Hill, Barlados to read law, graduating in 1978 with
an LL. B Degree. There was a characteristic that I admired
about Mr. Cooper. He was not materialistic. He was
neither a slave to money nor did he crave power. He
despised people who lived just to enrich themselves on
the back of thi poor, the unsuspecting, the ignorant.
Unlike many scholarly-people, Counsel was not pompous,
'arrogant or supercilious, A pin-head he was not, Rather,
he was a ve y genial and amiable individual.
It was perh s his experiences which he underwent
in his high school years that made him the person that
he came to be h profound thinker, a liberal who accepted
people for whomn and what they are and not for what or
who he may have wanted them to be.
I must admit that in all the years I knew Counsel, he
treated me with the utmost respect, despite the opinion
of others, and that is the measure of a man, when he is
comfortable with himself, and does not see the need to
minimize others, in order to maximize his own self worth.
Counsel associated with people from all walks of life
and strata of society. He showed love, and that is the
epitome of Christianity. He was not mean spirited.
He loved his children and was very proud of the
academic achievements and success of his son, Rashad
and with his decision to read law.
Counsel also loved his siblings, especially his baby
sister Carmilla. Love was not a strange, or unknown trait


to him, for he would have seen it manifested in his home-
setting with his mother and father, who were loving
parents to their off-spring, and who demonstrated love
to each other.
Last year, Counsel was hospitalized and I visited him
at Doctors Hospital, when he shared a room with fellow
Attorney William McPherson (Peter) Christie. Counsel
rallied up quite well, and was back in the saddle again,
and behind his desk taking care of his clients' business.
On Friday morning, May 2nd Counsel telephoned me
at my office to advise that he was in hospital, and to
enquire on the status of two outstanding files that he had
entrusted to me. Counsel assured me that he was only
admitted for observation, as he had to be in top shape,
and strong for the hearing of his Quieting Petition next
month. Counsel was compos mentis. His voice was
strong. I never thought that would be the last time I
would hear his voice or talk to him.
Counsel's condition became ingravescent, requiring
him to be admitted to Intensive Care Unite (I.C.U.) where
he died two weeks later.
The death of Richard Peter Cooper is a great loss. His
death at the relatively young age of 60 years is an
irreparable loss to his dear wife, daughter and son, to his
family, law partners and his staff. To his widow, Mrs.
Sharon Purser Cooper, his children, his brothers and
sisters and his wider family of which I should like to
think I am a part by mutual adoption, I extend my
profoundest condolences to each and everyone of them.
I count myself fortunate to have known such a multi-
talented Bahamian. Iam grateful to have been associated
with him along professional lines. He called me "Georgie
Boy", I called him Mr: Cooper, or Senior Counsel
whenever I called his office to speak with him. And he
will always be Senior Counsel or Mr. Cooper to me.
Thank you Senior Counsel for the trust, faith and
confidence that you reposed in me, and inhy ability to
do legal research, Title Searches andi-:pinions.
To conclude this tribute I shall quote RudyairKipling's
"L'Envoi", which I think is quite appropriate...

"When earth's last picture is painted, and the
tubes are twisted and dried,
When the oldest colors have faded, and the
youngest critic hai died,
We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it lie
down for an aeon or two,
Till the Master of All Good.Workmen shall set us
to work anew!

And those that were goodwill be happy; they shall
sit in a golden chair;
They shall splash at a ten-league canvas with
brushes of comets' hair;
They shall find real saints to draw from
Magdalene, Peter, and Paul;
They shall work for an age at a sitting and never
be tired at all!

And only the Master shall praise us, and only the
Master shall blame;
And no one shall work for money, and no one
shall work for fame;
But each for the joy of the working, and each, in
his separate star,
Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of
Things as They Are!"


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of Wilson Track and formerly of Haiti,
will be held on Saturday May 24th 2008
at 1:00 p.m., at Church of Christ 8th
Street Coconut Grove. Officiating will
be Pastor Donald Dorsette, assisted by
other Minister of the Gospel. Internment
will follow at Southern Cemetery,
Spikenard & Cowpen Road.


He is survived by his wife, Malgreca
Noel; one son, Daniel Penelus; one
uncle, Raymond Titon; three nephews,
Roger Aris; Doute Lufrandieu and
Joseph Kensley; two Sisters- in Law;
Germilus Eliette and Marie Rose Osier;
numerous cousins and friends
including; Antonne Andieu, Samuel
Francois, Mirrin Wilsy, Mary Dimassais
and the Church family of Church of
Christ, Coconut Grove.


Friends may pay their last respect at
Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel, Wulff
Road and Pinedale from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. and on Friday and at the church
from 12 noon until service time.


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EVANGELIST MOTHER
IVAL FRANCINA

of Key West Street and formerly of Red Bays,
SAndros will be held on Saturday, May 24th,
2008 at 11:00am at The Grove Temple
Church of God, Sixth Street, The Grove.
Officiating will be Bishop Lindo Wallace,
assisted by Bro. Ronald Campbell. Interment
will follow in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery,
Soldier Road.
Left to cherished her memories are her (2)
Sons and (4) Daughters: Edward & Carolyn
Rolle, Daniel & Christine Demeritte, Martha & Philip Fritz, Betty & Rudolph
Andorson, Ellamae & Leonard Ferguson, June & Anthony Cartwright; (4) Brothers:
Rev. Dr. B.A Newton, Rev. Dr. E. John Newton, Min. Benjamin & Alfred Dawkins;
(4) Sisters: Edna Melford, Maggie Frazer, Rev. Rudell Marshall & Estella Dawkins;
(2) Aunts: Zilpha Sands & Vernal Rolle; (2) Brothers-in-law: Daily Melford and
Pedro Baillou; (3) Sisters-in-law: Rev. Lucine, Rose & RoseNell Newton; (32)
Grandchildren; Annice & Foster Tucker, Edward Rolle Jr., Sharlene Rolle,
Benjamin & Terrell Sawyer, Shervin & Frankie Williams, Paula & Carl Crutchfield
(USA), Karen & Tyrone Thompson, Doreen Bullard, Charles & Kahyla Ambrose,
Duane Williams (USA), Colleen & Gary Cooper, Carlton Jr. & Lakaisha Strachan,
Ogeta & Jovan Gibson, Ivan Strachan, Lakaisha Demeritte, Kevin & Shantell
Ferguson, Terrison, Shanice & Shawnique Demeritte, Lavardo Newton & Antonio
Knowles; (27) Great-Grandchildren: Kaisha, Steve, Stayanna & Sharlanda
Bullard, Benjamin Jr., Robert & Dwayne Sawyer Jr., Demetrius Johnson (USA),
Shornette & Maryan Williams, Tamara Higgs, Geuern & Gernique Gibson, Judy
& Scara Smith, Darvin Williams (USA), Inderica Demeritte, Jernile Bean, Joshua
Ferguson, Carlesa, Alliala Strachan, Ellecia & Maegan Rolle, Ivan Strachan Jr.,
Vernice & Vernikia Cooper & Steven Wilson; (50) Nieces & Nephews: Bishop
Sheldon D. Newton, Roland, Alex & David Newton, Pastor Val Newton-Knowles,
Mary & Mervin Clarke, Judy & Gary Grant, Carolyn & Drexel Rolle, Arthur
Balfour, Dwight Frances, Shelly Butler, Gilda & Mr. Rolle, Tyrone & Mrs. Sawyer,
Randy Balfour, William Colby, Agnes Pearson, Shileane & Mr. Menmour, Terrance,
Troy & Timothy McKenzie, Pandora Green, Sharlene Stubbs, Nurse Eleanor
Turnquest, Philip Newton, Minister Janice McKenzie, Julianne Black, Denis &
Craig Newton, Marina McKee, Elrona Lewis, Rosetta Booth, Anginette Munroe,
Pastor Shamette Newton-Kemp, Gerald & Jerry Gould, David Newton, Minister
Tina Marshall-Rahming, Otis, Sam, Sidney, Vanria & Evangelist Edward & Diana
Marshall; Numerous Grand Nieces & Nephews; Very Special Friends: Rev.
Curry & family (Nicholl's Town Andros), Mr. Don & Mrs. Pennerman (Freeport,
Grand Bahama), Peter & Blossom Lewis (G.H.C), Pastor Lewis & family (Church
of God Independence Drive), the Clyde family (G.H.C.), Albertha Murray &
family (G.H.C.) Eartha Feaste (G.H.C.) & Mother Glass (3rd Street The Grove);
A host of other relatives and friends including: George, Mable, Miriam, Brenda,
Roger, Albert & Kino (USA), Overseer Helen McPhee & family, Jessie & Mrs.
Leary & family, Pastor Kathleen Butler & family, Mr. & Mrs. Denise Carey &
family, Mother Lydia McKenzie & family, Bishop Hartcourt Pinder & family,
Iva Johnson & family, Williams & Nita Butler & family, Carlton & Vernice
Strachan & family, Ushanda Deveaux, Floyd & Jamarco Cartwright, Stacy Miller,
Miriam Tate, Valdrie Davis & family, the Butler, Brennen, Dean, Wallace and
Morris families, Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, The Grove Temple, Churches of
God & family, Revival Time Church & family & the entire Bullocks Harbour and
the Key West Street community.
Viewing will be held at Clarke's Funeral Home #244 Market Street on Friday,
May 23rd from 10:00am to 6:00p.m. and at the church on Saturday from
10:00am until service time.


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FUNERAL ANNOUNCE MENTFO


MARIE BRUNACHE
THERVIL, 60
affectionately called
"Gro Marie"

formerly of Port-au-Prince, Haiti
and a resident of Treasure Cay,
ST Abaco, will be held on Saturday
11lam at Full Gospel Assembly
Treasure Cay, Abaco. Pastor Rudy
McKinney, assisted by Pastor
Efenor Charles will officiate and
interment will follow in the Public
Cemetery, Treasure Cay, Abaco.

Cherished memories will linger in the hearts of her husband,
Willie Thervil; father, Jean Brunache; two daughters, Gerda
Thervil and Mary Tazie Gillot; one son, Marc Antoine Thervil;
one grandson, William Roberts Jr.; four brothers, Louike,
France, Davis and Bernave Brunache; three sisters, Norcilia
Basian, Gertrude Brunache and Luciane Joseph; seven adopted
daughters, Philomene Toussaint-Alphonse, Nerlande Mitchel,
Chantal Dartilus, Evanya Roberts, Carnie McKenzie, Wilgerda
Joseph, Anna-Rose Artiste; four adopted grandchildren, Janaldo,
Shalinda, Caithn and Robinson Pierre Jr.; fourteen nieces, six
nephews, forty-five cousins including, Germany McKenzie,
Jose Evae; one son-in-law, Wilner Maurissaint; one niece-in-
law, Linda Thervil; five nephews-in-law, Rosner, Max, Nixon,
Luc and Allen Thervil; forty godchildren including, Wilda
Michel-Pierre, Annastacia Austral Aberd Mesadieu, Jenny Joseph;
other relatives and friends include, Melvern and Orthneal
"O.C." Cornish, Michelle Mikub, Jennifer Des-August, Rev.
Stafford Symonette, Ettiene Auguste, Offrane Francois and family,
Adelrose Bratus and family, Ermanse and Christine Francois,
Rosette and Eldridge Durena, Elfise and Nixon, Merida and Tanis
Dorval, Pradel Austral and family, Leonis Joseph, St. Helen
Joseph, Miyola and Farizen Paul, Andrer and family, Rev. Cecil
Forbes and family, Florence Sawyer and family, Carnes Pierre
and family, Junie Caeffrard and family, Dilon Vilsaint and family,
Germaine Toussaint and family, Livanna Jorue, Rosedani
Mesadieu, Myrtis Russell, Veronica Henderson, Athena Russell
and family, Beryl Norris and family, Marsha Roberts, Jonas,
Marie and Fritz Alphonise, Roseline, Yvette, Mara, Luciana Dicas
Petit-homme, Rose, Garnette, Amos, Joshua, Sandra Gardiner,
Lyfort of Orlando, Florida, Jocelye Lubin and family, Yolene La-
France and family, lemona Joseph, Jeanino Pierre, Victoria Roberts
of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Dr. Francis Biney and family, the
Hudson family, staff at Princess Margaret Hospital and Cooper's
Town Clinic; special friends, Alandiea Toussaint and Fatra Jean-
Baptist, the community of Sand Banks, Norman's Castle family,
Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, Abaco, and others too numerous


to mention.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at the Church in
Abaco on Friday from 7:00 p.m. to service time on Saturday.
Arrangements are being handled by THE CHAPEL OF
MEMORIES, COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME,
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE.
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AUDREY ANN ALOMA
WILLIAMSON, 43

of Baillou Hill Road, will be held
on Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Calvary
Deliverance Church, East Street
South. Bishop V. G. Clarke will
officiate and interment will follow
in the Old Trail Cemetery,
Abundant Life Road.

Precious memories are held by her
Smother, Enid Roker; her father,
Van Williamson; two children,
Tiffany and Trent Williamson; six sisters, Pastor Karen Ingraham,
Minister Dianne Ferguson, Vangie Brown, Oroline Stuart, Mary
Lloyd and Carrie Taylor; six brothers, Runell and Gary Ferguson,
Alexander Williamson, Rupert, Berkley and Felton Williamson;
five adopted sisters, Vanlin McKenzie, Ruthmae Smith, Nadine
Adderley, Margaret Storr, Debbie Gordon; three aunts, Mildred,
Arnette and Rosemary Roker; two uncles, Anthony and Philip
Roker; five nieces, Shakara, Brenda, Albertha, Deandra and
Deandra Ferguson; seven nephews, Bradley Roker, Lamond
Ferguson, Brandon, Cordero, Rashad, Jamal, Jermaine; two
adopted nieces, Tineal and Megan McKenzie; two adopted
nephews, Malik and Mateo Storr; one grand aunt, Rosalee
Strachan; two grand nieces, Cassidy and Jamia; one sister-in-
law, Sybil Johnson; numerous cousins, Jeffery Roker, Kristal
Thompson, Chloe Moss, Gail, Kimberley, Teana, Cashmere,
Britney, Shantel, Ashley, Ostrum, Philipa, Daphne, Anthony,
Dethron and Marvin; other relatives and friends include, Debbie
Gordon and family, The McKenzie family, Coralee Sturrup and
family, Thelma Johnson and family, Cynthia Chung and family,
Sammy Saunders and family, Betty West and family, Mavis Dean
and family, Laura Williams and family, the Seymour family, The
Bay Street Garage staff, the Sturrup, Coakley and Brennen
families, Free In Jesus Church family, New Beginning Prayer
Ministries Church family, the entire community of Baillou Hill
Road and others too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL
OF MEMORIES, COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME,
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 2:00 7:00 p.m. and
at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m..to service time.


To1mmmon feat lt3 uJntral Rome

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Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma Tel: 345-7020* Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761


TRACEY
SHAKEM
SMcDONALD,
12

of Pride Estates
will be held on
Sunday 1:30 p.m.
at First Baptist
Church, Market
Street and Coconut Grove Avenue. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. Earle Francis, assisted by Rev.
Diana Francis, Rev. Paul Butler and Rev. Dr.
Ivan Butler Jr. Interment in Woodlawn
Gardens.

He is survived by his mother, Princess
McIntosh; father, Tracey McDonald Sr.;
grandmother, Pandora Mackey and Carolyn
Bethel; grandfathers, Raymond McDonald
and Alexander Mackey; brothers, Ryan,
Nathan and Jonathan; sister, Taneia; uncles,
Johnathan McIntosh, Ancellieno Evans,
Bosefield Butler, Jeremy, Jerome and Jeffrey
Bethel; aunts, Katisha Emmanuel and P. Grant,
Blanche Roxbury of Freeport, Grand Bahama;
grand aunts, Nathleen Newry, Queenie
Newry, Shelia Clarke, Joan Armbrister, Donna
Roker, Willamae Roker, Brenda Newry, Maria


and Patria Newry, Patricia Thompson, Maria
Thompson, Christina Dorsette Elener, and
Irene Newry; granduncles, Elder James
Newry, Nathaniel Newry, Eddison Newry,
Hosea Roxbury, Carlbert Newry, Ray Roxbury,
Timothy Roxbury and Cephas Taylor; great
grandaunts, Edna Laverity, Selvina King and
Cynthia Lightfoot; great granduncles, Robert
Lightfoot and Carol Lightfoot; host of other
relatives and friends including, the Lightfoot
family, Rev. Ivan Butler Sr. and family, Rev.
Ivan Butler Jr., Paul Butler and family, Mr and
Mrs Smith and family, Rev. Petty and family,
the Virgil family, Enold Thompson from San
Salvador, the Levarity family, the Davis family,
the Rolle family, the King family, Dorothy
Major and family, the New Riverside Church
family, the First Baptist Church family, the
Pinewood Gardens community, the Principal,
staff and students at the Sir Gerald Cash
Primary School, the Special Ed Department,
Mrs Vanessa Jacques, Penelope Gaine, Carla
Johnson, Robert Velazquez, the family of West
End Avenue, the Pride Estate Community and
others too numerous to mention.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial
Mortuary, Robinson Road and Fifth Street on
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and
at the church on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until
service time.


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Penn and family, The Davis families, The Sawyer families of Coopers
Town, Roseletta Davis and family, Pastor Lernis Cornish and family,
The Methodist Church family, and the Dundas Town community.


Friends may pay their last respects at the church in Dundas Town on
a resident of Dundas Town Abaco, will Saturday from 3:00pm to service time on Sunday.
be held on Sunday May 25th 2008 at
..3:00pm at St. Andrews Methodist Church
S Dundas Town Abaco. Officiating will be
Sthe Rev. Jean Joseph assisted by Bro.
Craig Cornish. Internment will follow in LORENZO W ILLIAM
the Dundas Town Public Cemetery A
services entrusted to Gateway Memorial LOCKHART POITIER, 69
Funeral Chapel. affectionately known as Sox

Her survivors include 2 children, Geneva Strachan and Milton Albury a resident of Mangrove Cay Andros will be held on Saturday May 24th
Jr.; stepson, Neville Clarke; 1 daughter-in-law; Rosena Albury; 1 aresdet of Man e Ca Andros wll be held o Sury M 24t
niece; Annamae Anderson; 15 grandchildren, Keith Albury, Judy 2008, at 10:00am at St. Agnes Anglican Church Blue Hill Road.
Wilmore, Cyprianna Williams, Advardo Major, Wanda Major-McIntosh, Officiating will be Arch Deacon I. Ranferly Brown assisted by Fr.
Ricardo and Lamanda Johnson, Centina Sawyer, Rapunzel Newry, Denrick Rolle and cremation will follow.
Raquel Rice, Lynden, Luther, Lafae, Laru and Lecious Albury; 47
-gratgranchildren, Anthion Addeley, Anvonne Bowe, Antonio, Ashley Services have been entrusted to Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel
and Ashton Wilmore, Nakia, Jermaine, Julian, Jyles and Nakoya Mount royal Ave and Kenwood Streets.
Williams, Faith Douglas, Angel Newry and Erwin Nelson, Alexis
Alecia and Raj Sawyer, Twanishka Dorsett, Dawnishka-orey and Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Linda Lockhart; sons,
Habriyah McIntosh, Adnado, Areeba and Advardia Major, Rolanda Derck Jasmin, and Mario Lockhart; two grandchdren, Trevaine
Williams, and Rashawn Adderley, Ricaffia and Larissa Johnson, and Trey; two sisters, Mrs. Barbra McKinney and Mrs. Yvonne Miller;
Lafayette, Martin and Lauren Albury, Mariah, lanna, Alecia, Alexia, two brothers, Osboure Lockhart and Nelson McPhee; sixteen nieces,
Elijah, Jabez and Josiah Albury; Lynden Jr., Damarjia, Quiede and Janet Nixon, Roslyn Lockhart, Anna Hall, Lydia Jones, Marion Morris,
Laniyah Albury, Chelsea Albury, Bianca, Jermaine and RicnieThompson, enniemae Alexander, Paulette Russell, Rosemary Sweeting, Renea
Danny, Demetrius and Dedrick Lightfoot; great great-grandchildren, Rahming, Paulette and Rochelle Lockhart, Deborah, Enid and Jeleta
Nakara Adderley, Jermeka Williams, Darron Douglas Jr., Aniya and McKinney, Hosanna Lockhart and Donna Miler; seventeen nephews,
. Adderli, .. ..... . .... J. ASimeon, David and Phillip Lockhart, M ark and Elroy Lockhart, Perry
Arianna Major, Ricasha McKenzie and Tre'Vaun Wells; 2 god children, meonDavd and Philp Lockhart, Mark and E.roy Lockhart, Perry
Felemease Sawyer and Fritz Bootle; other relatives and friends khart, Nelson Thompson, Colngwood Wallace, Roy, Patrick and
including, Norma Albury, Edward Jimmy Williams, Anderson Wilmore, Keith Lockhart Osbourne Jr., Andrew, Samuel and Glen McKinney,
Ansel "tan" Mclntosh, Latrisha Burrows, Edward Nelson, Peggy Scott Lockhart and Kevin.and Dwayne Lockhart; one brother-in-law,
Adderley and family, Emalin Sawyer, Prince Anderson, Flora Lowe, Mr. George W. McKinney; two sisters-in-law, Audrey and Ethlee
Abraham Sawyer and family, Edward, Leonard, Felix, Elmore, Joseph Lockhart; numerous other relatives and friends including, Rev.
S" I Donna Johnson, Ms. Sharon Lockhart, Mrs. Lisa Adderley and Ms.
Sawyer and families, Inez Gaitor, Estin Sawyer and family, Olevia Donna Johnson, Ms. .Shon Lockhart Mrs. Lsa Adderey and Ms
Nesbitt and family, Elvinet Isaacs, Viola Newbold and family, Florina Mason McCartney, Ms. Ernestine Bullard and family, Fr. Dendrick
Ambrister and family, Kathleen McIntosh and family, Gertrude Dawkins Rolle and family, the All Saints Anglican Church in Mangrove Cay,
and family, Erbis Cornish and family, Modena Hepburn and family, Ms. Maryann Strachan and family and the overseers at H.M.P.S.
Enza Gibson and family, Joy Duncombe and family, Roslyn Valsaint,
Mother Merle Williams and family, Joyce Smith and family, Naomi Arrangements handled by Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Hepburn and family, Vandeline and Barbie Johnson and families, Gwen


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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


FUNERAL SEV ICEFO


JULIA JANE
ESPIE-BRENNEN, 94


OF #16 TAHITI DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA AND FORMERLY OF THE BERRY
ISLAND WILL BE HELD AT THE PRO-CATHEDRAL
OF CHRIST THE KING EAST ATLANTIC DRIVE
AND PIONEER'S WAY, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA ON SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2008 AT
10:00A.M. OFFICIATING WILL BE THE REV'D
FATHER TELLISON GLOVER ASSISTED BY THE
REV'D CANON WINFIELD GOODRIDGE.
INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT THE GRAND
BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK.

Left to cherish her memories are her 2 Sons: Neville
Anthony and Emerson James Brennen; 3 Daughters-in-
law: Francina, Ellamae and Karen Brennen; 13
Grandchildren: Ruty (Chassity), Tamicko, Tamara
Tameka, Emerson Jr., Eddison, Erickson, Emersene,
Erickson and Nicoya Melissa Bethel, Austin, Neville
Anthony Jr., Arlington Fredrick Brennen Jr. and Keshia
Mackey; 13 Great-grandchildren; 3 adopted
Grandchildren: Christopher, Erica and Kaylor; numerous
Nieces and Nephews including: Florinda Bastian, Barbara
Romer, Theresa Brooks, Thelma Demeritte; Edna Perry
of Ft. Lauderdale, Nellie Brennen, Beryl Williams, Carl,


Michael and Hugh Brennen, Sheryl Wood, Sharon Haylock
of Washington, D. C., Vemita Rolle, Violet and Garth
Roberts, Enza Miller, Angela and Alvin "Dust" Brennen,
Orea Francis, Albertha, Thelma, Ordrick and Rev. Rodney
"Coffee" Robert; 7 adopted Nieces: Shirley, Princess,
Patsy, Judy, Sonia, Susan and Blonie; 4 Sisters-in-law:
Cora Miller, Joan Chisholm, Kathy Butler and Betty Isaac;
4 Brothers-in-law: Leslie, Roosevelt and Ted Miller and
Lee Butler and a host of other relatives and Friends
including: Marrie Pople and family, David Dean and
Family, Genie Winder and the Winder family, Godfrey
Francis and the Francis family especially Vemell, Ivy,
Betty, Oswald, Patsy, Norma, Diane, Collins, Valance
and Ralph, Emily Archer, Raffilita Pinder and family,
May Rolle and family, Lillian Wallace and family, Lillian
Taylor and family, Laura Forbes and family, the Arahna
family, Eloise Roberts and family, the Gomez family
especially Bishop Drexel, Andy, Rodger, Edna, Clyde,
Philip and Doretha, Florence Darville and family, Marie
Culmer and family, Agnes Knowles and family, the Berry
Island, Bullocks Harbour and Cays Communities, Bloneva
Rahming, Evie Lightbourne and family, Rev's Canon
Harry Bain, Rev'd Canon Winfield Goodridge, Father
Delano Archer, Rev'd Father Tellison Glover,'Rev'd
Father James Palacious, Father Samuel Sturrup, Rev'd
Father Mario Conliffe, Christ the King Church family,
Cecil Thompson, Hayward and Ellen Romer, Berth Bell,
Olga Reid, Sylvia Rolle, Renae Simmons, Rufus Allen,
Vivian Braithwaite, Mary Cooper, Sonny Martin, Gregory
Wilson, Carrington Donaldson, Ruth Smith, Tessa Martin,
Ministries of Education, Superintendent Sandra
Edgecombe, Eight Mile Rock High School staff and
students, Hugh Campbell, Walter Parker and Freeport
Primary and St. Georges' High School staff and students.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE "CELESTIAL
SUITE" OF RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY
AND CREMATORIUM LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL
ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY
FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M. AND ON SATURDAY
AT THE CHURCH FROM 8:30 AM UNTIL SERVICE
TIME.


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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242)340-8034


FUNEAL SEVIE FOR


GLEN PETE PAPPYY"
COOPER, 65


S OF #4 ALPINE LANE, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA AND FORMERLY
OF ROCK SOUND, ELEUTHERA
WILL BE HELD AT THE
COMMUNITY OF HEART
TABERNACLE CHURCH OF GOD OF
PROPHECY, CORAL ROAD,
..FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON
SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2008 AT
11:00A.M. OFFICIATING WILL BE BISHOP RUDOLPH ARTHUR,
ASSISTED BY PASTOR DWIGHT JENNINGS. INTERMENT WILL
FOLLOW IN THE GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK,
FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.

Left to cherish his memories are his 2 Sons: Opee and Michael Cooper;
3 Daughters: Yevna Brown of New York, Annair and Simone Cooper;
7 Grandchildren: Marcus and Makia Cooper, Justin Cooper of Florida,
Matthew Brown of New York, Quinton and Terran Rolleeand Omarion
Cooper; 2 Sisters: Dorie Horton, Eleanor Armbrister and Valerie Cooper;
3 Brothers: Rudolph, Fred 'Pinks' Jr. and Lawrence Cooper; 10 Nieces:
Genta Horton, Zena Cooper, Elizabeth Grant, Josette Armbrister, Christne
Whyley, Sandra, Denise, Ceva, Thelma and Linda; 9 Nephews: Omar,
Owen and Gerald Cooper, Wilfred Horton II (Freddie), Philip and Jerry
Armbrister, Clyde and Ellsworth Grand and Glen Cooper; 2 Aunts:
Sheila and Evelyn Grant; 1 Uncle: Fritz Grant; 1 Daughter-in-law:
Denise Cooper; 1 Son-in-law: Michael Brown of New York; 5 Sisters-
in-law: Veronica Cooper, Betty Cooper, Genevieve Russell, Suzanne
Kemp and Constance Carroll; 3 Brothers-in-law: Wilford Horton, Eric
Russell, Kendal Carroll and a host of other relatives and friends: Mr.
& Mrs. J. M. Pinder and family, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Grant Jr. and
family, Philip Grant, Mr. Raymond Pinder and family, Mr. Shuffel
Hepburn and family, Pat, Kess and Covan Grant, Kevin and Cora Grant,
Ester Swain, Freda Feaster, Rudy Bartlett, Pete Smith, Rio Williams,
Cornelius 'Murinings' Williams, Huck Williams, Oswald Grant,
Gladstone "Moon" McPhee, Hon. Perry Christie, Pat Ingraham, Adelaide
and Adolphus Pinder and family, Gully Pinder, R. H. Culmer, Sanford
Culmer and family, Lowell Culmer, Edward McQuay (Joe Black), Garth
Clarke, Charles Newbold (Valdez), Frank Rolle (Cox), Albert Hanna,
Cyde Rahming, Dashville Williams, Calvin Martin, Hanna Hill, Eight
Mile Rock community, The Praise the Lord Crew and many others too
numerous to mention. Special thanks to Peck, Staff of "Praise the Lord",
Congregation of"Seagrape", Friends and Family on the Island of Bimini,
Ms. Ivy Hall, Ms. Angela Sands, Evangelist Emily and the Kemp family.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE "SERENITY SUITE" OF
RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY & CREMATORIUM
LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT
THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 9:30 A.M UNTIL SERVICE


TIME.

-- WINNIFRED "WINNIE"
STUBBS, 56

OF #29A OLEANDER STREET AND
FORMERLY OF KNOWLES, CAT
ISLAND WILL BE HELD A THE
CENTRAL CHURCH OF GOD, CORAL
ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA ON SATURDAY, MAY 24,
1 2008 AT 11:00A.M. OFFICIATING
WILL BE REV. RUDOLPH K.
ROBERTS, ASSISTED BY MINISTER
ADVARDO DAMES. INTERMENT
WILL FOLLOW IN THE GRAND BAHAMA MEMORIAL PARK,
FROBISHER DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA.

Left to cherish her memories are her Husband: Charles Stubbs; 2 Sons:
Jerome and Omar Stubbs; 1 Daughter: Shera McMinns; 2 Stepsons:
Ethnie and Levar Stubbs; 4 Grandchildren: Garbriel, Javan and Jamiel
Stubbs and Jania McMinnis; 1 beloved Daughter-in-law: Lateka Stubbs;
1 Son-in-law: Jonathan McMinns; 6 Sisters: Cynthia Stubbs, Nora
Newbold, Ethelee Gibson, Willamae Minus, Pearl Adderley and Albertha
Hall; 1 Brother: Simeon King; 5 Aunts: Lean Muncur of Knowles,
Cat Island, Monette and Gracie Kind, Elrona Culmer and Latelda Stuart;
2 Uncles: Hartman Moncur and Cleveland Stuart; 5 Mother-in-law:
Alice Stubbs; 7 Sisters-in-law: Maxine, Joyce and Margeline King,
Merline Sands, Irene, Crystal and Carolyn Stubbs; 9 Brothers-in-law:
Edmund Stubbs, Joshua Newbold, David Gibson, Adler Minus, William.
Adderley, Wellington Hall, Rev. Kendall and William Stubbs and Junior
Sands; 2 adopted Brothers: Vincent and Wellington Brown; numerous
Nieces and Nephews including: Pamela, Jackie, Janet, Ann, Roland,
Nurse Joan Wilson, Sharlene, Michelle, Marilyn, Malinda, Angie,
Harriet, Kerby, Leisa, Chenica, Sharell, Paulette, Corlette, Adena,
Valarie, Mikilla, Keisha, Gladstone, Tamika, Cleo, Alexander, Dion,
Dwight, Dwayne, Stacie ,Mario, Khrizma, Kishel, Kayvon, Rashan,
Ranaldo and a host of other relatives and friends including: Whitlean
Woodside, Newton McDonald and family, Winnifred Brown and family,
Edris Edwards, Margaret Dawkins, Brown, King, Seymour, Moncur,
Newbold, Smith, Stuart and Strachan family, Nurse Archer, Phyllis
Curling, Dr. Curling, Dr. Monroe, Pastor Rudolph Roberts, Mother
Roberts, The Whole Man Christian Center, Sam Romer and family,
Stella Farrington, Bernell Miller, Marjorie Adams of Miami, Fla., Pauline
Williams, Ophelia Williams, Clara Gray, Stephanie Marshall, Shirley,
Beverley, Katurah, Billy Albury, Miriam Evans, Margaret, Louise,
Annamae, Inez and Leo Stuart and Naaman Culmer.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE "PERPETUAL SUITE" OF
RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY & CREMATORIUM
LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT
THE CHURCH ON SATURDAY FROM 9:30 A.M UNTIL SERVICE
TIME.


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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115/ (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P, Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043/ (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


F ERA S FOR


JADE
Sf' JASMIN THOMPSON, 3

of Pinewood Gardens, will be held on
SSaturday May 24, 2008 at 10:00am at
Holy Family Catholic Church Robinson
Road. Officiating will be Rev. Kendrick
J. Forbes assisted by Deacon Andrew
Burrows. Interment will follow in the
St. Joseph's Cemetery.

She is survived by her Parents; Jermaine & Shantell Thompson;
Sister: Crystal Belle; Brother: Jermaine Jr.; Grandparents: Donna
Rox-Rolle, Robert Rolle, Harris & Dorothy Thompson;
Greatgrandparents: Egbert & Edna Rolle, Aunts: Tisha Rolle
and Doreen Dean, Alexandria Kishna Sear; Uncles: Robert Jr. and
Arturo Rolle, Harris Jr., Giovanni, Dwight, Rolando, Jesper &
Valon Thompson; Grandaunts: Martha Ferguson, Garnett Gregory,
Tency & Veronica Dean, Vernie Johnson, Helena, Monique &
Geneva Pinder, Mary Mercier, Donna & Sylvia Sweeting, Marilyn
Moss, Beatrice Ferguson, Rosemary Gibson, Alma Saunders,
Sharon Rox, Cheralie Mortimer, Dianne Moss, Muriel Lightbourne,
Donnalisa Baker and Julia Fernander; Granduncles: Kendal
major, Gregory Rox, Wellington Ferguson, Roscoe Rox, Franklyn
Rox, Kerry Baker, Trevor, James, John & Garnett Pinder, Desca
& Cecil Thompson, Charles, Leroy, Sam & George Dean, James
Sweeting and Anthony Moss; numerous other relatives and friends
including: Dominique Moss, Tre McKenzie, Jamaal Flowers Jr.,
Anton, Ashton and Chaquan Rolle, Shannon, Shirann & Shiann
Smith, Gianne, Vinardo, Keenan, Nicki, Diamond, Rolando Jr.,
Kia, Tenaz,Jesper Jr., Tonisha, Rashad Thompson, Gabby, Brandon,
Gwenique, Deneka Pollahmus, Vannessa & Garson Ferguson,
Treco Anderson, Ldecia Mackey, Tonya, Caron, Garynique &
Tristan Ferguson, Veronique Scott, Lynette Storr, Sheqiuq, Candia,
Georgia, Darion, Laquentin, Shavonne, Ashley, Shandice, Maria,
Desiree, Shekira, Sharise, Antoine, Rashid, Carlton, Leroy and
Shakya Dean, Ramon and Don Sweeting, Riche Neilly, Jermaine,
Vanturi, Angelique, Fiona, Kianne and Samone Campbell, Kiande
Smith, Jewel Dean, Amy Prosper, Mia and Mira Ferguson, Patrice,
Kera and Macquel Delancy, Lloyd, Delsworth, Gary, Jamaal,
Nikasae, Anasieya, Marcia, Francisca, Principal, students and staff
of Little Prince and Princess Preschool, Lagoon Bar, Casino VIP,
Executive Office & Gaming Department at Atlantis.

Viewing will be held in the Celestial Suite, Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road
on Friday May 23rd, 2008 from 10:00am to 6:00pm and on
Saturday May 24, 2008 from 9:00am until service time at the


church.
.....................................................................................

LAWRENCE
BUTLER, 84

Sof Palm Beach Street, and formerly of
Simms, Long Island, will be held on
Saturday May 24, 2008 at 10:00am at
SSalem Baptist Church, Taylor Street.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. C.W.
Saunders assisted by other ministers.
Interment will follow in the Western
Cemetery, Nassau Street North.

He is survived by his Wife: Florence Butler (nee Knowles); Sons:
John, Abram, Lawrence Jr., Dwight, Ricardo, Jason, Thomas, and
Inspector Derek Butler; Daughters: Kenris, Jennifer, Lorraine,
Carmen, Tanya, Doreen, Sandra, Brenda, and Sgt. 1699 Jennifer
Butler-Gardiner; Sisters: Leta and Joanna Butler; Brother-In-
Law: Bertie Knowles; Sisters-In-Law: Agnes Butler, Helen
Edgecombe, Susanna Cartwright, Hattie Saunders, and Rhoda
Ferguson; Daughters-In Law: Yvette, Marsha, Ketlie, Patrice, &
Wilamae Butler; Grandchildren: Danicka, Eunicia, Peteann,
Demetri, Anabelle, Koyanna, Giovanni, Andrew, Mikele, Brandon,
Dwight Jr., Rickia, Kianna, Tierra, Lauryn Clarke, Krizia, Derivia,
Cameron, Ramon, Orlando, Shantel, Baswell, Marilyn Moss,
Melinda Turner, Dorian, Dustin, Lakeisha, Latoya, Latia, Daneka,
Danvit Jr., Dario, Deangelo, Tamarco, Charles, Jamaal, Kisstonya,
Dwanique, Nanyamka, Adebamgbe, Useni, Mutazz, Ridwan,
Lashonna, Avera, Runako, Gaynell, Dakito, Ricardo, Pete, and
Darroin; Great Grandchildren: Orlando Jr., Strachan, Whitney,
Tyler & Olivia Strachan, Paige Lightbourne, and Miguel Turner;
Numerous Nieces and Nephews, Relatives & Friends including:
Ronald Thompson, Rev. Urban Knowles, Rev. Cedric Farquharson,
Rev. Enoch Backford II, Rev. Dr. CW Saunders, Rev. Lennox &
Viola Cornish, of Dundas Town, Abaco, Evangelist Marina Dean,
Deacons Roger Demeritte, Richard Clarke, George Curtis, &
Thomas Cooper, Sisters Prescola Musgrove, Dorothy Laing, Lucille
Flowers, Enamae Rolle, & Mary Churtum, Rosie Neymour &
Annie of East Street, Beulah Todd, Harold Wright, Dr. R. Patterson,
The Community of O'Neal, Long Island, Officers & Members of
Royal Eagle Lodge No. 1, Management & Staff of Princess Margaret
Hospital & Centreville Medical Centre, and others too numerous
to mention.

Viewing will be held in the Serenity Suite, Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson & Soldier Road, on
Friday May 24, 2008 from 10:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday
from 9:00am until service time at the church.


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FREEPORT NASSAU
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312 P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471 Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005 Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR


i : BISHOP NATHALIE
1 KNOWLES BOWE, 48

of Baldwin Ave. will be held on Sunday
May 25, 2008 at 11:00am at New Life
Christian Center, Prince Charles Drive.
Officiating will be Dr. Betty Cleare-
Davis.
She is survived by her Husband: Leon
Bowe, Mother: Lillian Ferguson-
Knowles, Daughter: Brittany Bowe,
Sisters: Louise Dorsett, Perrymae Clarke, Evelyn Peet, Cellie
Knowles, Marie Knowles, Angie Knowles, Betty and Margaret
Knowles; Brothers: Jospeh Johnson, Vivian Knowles Jr., James
Knowles, Austin Knowles; Aunts: Brenhilda Lightbourne, Altamese
Joseph (Acklins) Teresa Ferguson (Acklins) Tanya Ferguson; Uncle:
Ogelus Joseph; Sisters-in-law: Austina Smith and Barbara Darrell;
Brothers-in-law: Bucket Dorsett Sr., and Cassius Clarke; Nieces:
Monique Dorsett-Dawkins, Yasmin Johnson, Christina Peet, Akeevia
Pett, Angelique Cartwright, Jaimee Knowles, Lacy Knowles, Alyssa
Gibson, Linique Johnson; Nephews: Burket Dorsett Jr., Darkarai
Dorsett, Renaldo Dorsett, Bronson Hanna, William Johnson, Erin
Johnson, Wesley Peet Jr., Navardo Knowles; Grandnieces:
Marinique Dawkins, Kennedy Gibson, Jade Bethel, Rachel Hanna,
Bria Hanna; Grandnephews: Bronson Hanna Jr., D'Oliver Gibson
Jr., Kareem Johnson, William Johnson Jr., Jayden Johnson;
Godchildren: Jaiden and Jade Bain, Lawrence and Leron Elliott.;
Cousins: Anthony Carwright, Dellarese Johnson, Desiree Johnson,
Diane Johnson, Phillip Johnson, Earnest Johnson, Deb Johnson,
Jenny and family, Austin and Avis Hendrickson (New York), other
relatives and friends including: Violet Storr (Caretaker), Lynette
Bowleg, Sophia Storr, Monet Butler, Latoya Calmer, Rita Hensley,
Bridgette Humes, Romeo Farrington and family, Delores Wallace
and family, Jeff Knowles and family, Mr. Brennen and family,
Cleveland Brown and family, Adrian Grant and family, George
Evans and family, residents of Summer Haven Estates, residents of
Baldwin Avenue, Nancy Storr, Nathalie Strachan, Lorette Evans,
Shauna Davis, Rev. Euthal and Marie Green and family (Bluff
Andros), Junior Gibson and family(BluffAndros), Henry Burrows
and family, Thaddeus and Uziah Burrows and family, Elvis Butler
and family, Petrona and family, Pauline and family, Ida Burrows
and family, Eva Knowles, Basil and family, family of the late Ethlyn
Ferguson, family of the late Edney Burrows, the family of the late
Adam Johnson, Harry Simmons and Public Officers Choir,
Toastmasters Club 3956, Bahamas Professional Receptionist
Association, The Hon Dion Folks, Minister of Labour and Maritime
Affaairs, Mrs. Thelma Beneby PS Ministry of Labour and Maritime
,Staff of Post Office, Department of Labour, Immigration
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Department, Vincent Peet, MP North Andros, family'ofNew Life
Christian Center and Infinite Works, Lighthouse Ministry.


ROBERT SAMUEL
JOHNSON, 86

of Lower Bogue, Eleuthera will be held
"* .. on Saturday May 24u, 2008 at 11:00am
Sat St. John the Baptist Catholic Church,
Lower Bogue, Eleuthera. Officiating
,.. will be Msgr. John Johnson. Interment
will follow in Lower Bogue Public
Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife: Freeda Maria Johnson, sons: Oscar
Johnson of Nassau, Rev. Stanford Johnson of Ft. Pierce Florida,
Wesley and Ephraim Johnson of Lower Bogue, Eleuthera and
Arnold and Orelious Johnson of Freeport, Grand Bahama; daughters:
Louise McDonald and Brendalee Neilly of Lower Bogue;
Grandsons: Mark Johnson, Demetrius, Michael, Jarvarus, Wilbert,
Mekal, Jason, Milky, Montgomery, Trevor, Malcolm, Arashio,
Kenny, Raymond, Kurt, Jeremy, Sentenial, Sammy and Lynden;
granddaughters: Agatha, Kelima, Debra, Mahalia, Lorista, Pearline,
Brunel, Kathy, Beanca, Deann, Tasha, Lakisha, Arnell, Kaylisa,
Orielia, Orianna, Bridgenna and Monique; 35 great grandchildren;
brothers: Ronald Johnson of Lower Bogue and Bernard Johnson
of Nassau; sister: Aleta Albury of Nassau; brothers-in-law: George
Cash, Alfred Cash and Monis Moss of Lower Bogue and Mulgrae
Sweeting of Nassau, sisters-in-law: Emmie Sweeting, Betty Johnson
and Melita Cash of Nassau, Evelyn Johnson, Ruth Cash and Rodleah
Cash of Lower Bogue and Muriel Sweeting of Upper Bogue; son--
in-law: Mario Neilly of Lower Bogue; daughters-in-law: Ettame
Johnson of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Arbella Johnson of Nassau, Deborah
and Peggy Johnson of Freeport, Eulamae Johnson of Lower Bogue;
nephews: Whitfield, Rodney, Sunny, Lynden, Dan, Pat, Anthony,
Stanley, Clee, Lesley, Douglas, Jolly, 942 Sargeant Lennie Albury;
nieces: Laverne, Carmen, Gwen, Ann, Caretta, Berthalee and,
Wanderine and a host of other relatives and friends including: The
Bain family, The Neilly family, Cash family of Lower Bogue, Eric
Johnson and family, Florence Scavella, Nurse Priscilla, Shelly
Johnson, Rose Woods of Hatchet Bay Eleuthera, the entire staff of
the Lower Bogue Clinic especially Nurse Dan -

Viewing will be held in the Celestial Suite, Restview Memorial
Mortuary and C ematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road, on
Friday May 23r, 2008from 10:00am to 2:00pm and from 6:00pm
until service time at the church.


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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager. (242) 340-8043 Fax:-(242) 340-8034


I FUEAL SRI ESO


SPATRICIA LEONA
WALKINE SMITH, 62

of Kennedy Sub Division, and formerly
of Crooked Island will be held on
Wednesday May 28th, 2008 at 12:00noon
at Golden Gates Assemblies Outreach
Ministries, Carmichael Road. Officiating
will be Bishop Ross Davis assisted by
Pastor Alan Strachan. Interment will follow
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.


Left to cherish fond memories are sons: Wilfred and Jamiko Smith;
daughters: Nurse Deborah Smith, Shevaughn Smith, Shanice Taylor and
Kim Woodside, adopted son: Clyde Williams Jr., stepdaughter: Sheva
Rolle; grandchildren: Aneisha, Deja, Edward, Travis, Justin, David Jr.,
Eddie, Tyrque, Shameka, Vaughn, keisha, Naquita, Ashley, Shevonne,
Ashton, Ashnique, Tavaris, Caaliyah; great grandchildren: Delicia and
Travis, siblings: ASP Charles Walkine, Vernice Walkine, Craig and
Michael Walkine, Janice and Julianne Smith and Emily Cornish; sons-
in-law: David Taylor and Brian Woodside; aunts: Vivian and marina
Moss; uncles: Cleveland Walkine and Cleveland Nixon; sisters-in-law:
Edith Smith, Lenora Clarke, Leotha Newton; brother-in-law: William
Smith; numerous nieces and nephews including: Jackie Woodside, Kayla
Hepburn, Monique Lewis,'1445 Elvis Williams, Franklin, Andrew,
Christopher and Clyde Williams, Clifford, David and Henry Daxon,
Rachel Mackey, Pastor Anthony Flowers, Melford, Cleo, Cleon, Nickola,
Eloise, Portia, Kryn, Dave, 2416 Keno Smith, Daisy, Esther, Millie, Irene,
Jackie, Pete, Robert, Jay, Leslie, Jenny, Arthur, Jeffrey, Steven, Alvin,
Selly, Arthur, Nehemiah and Karen and a host of other relatives and
friends including: Gloria Moss, David Knowles, Velma Moss and family,
Otis Cartwright, Wilbert Moss Jr., Marilyn Saunders & family, Romaine
Nixon & family, Gladstone Rolle & family, Pamela Walkine & family,
Pastor Bernie Moss & family, Renee Walkine & family, Coretta Moss
& family, Everatte Jones, Verlyn Scavella & family, Patsy & Sarah Jones,
Tanya & Tatiana Farquharson, Veronica Culmer & family, Rebecca
Henfield & family, Emily Ferguson, Sharon Flowers, Francis Woodside
& family, Felicity Johnson, Tamika Burrows, Ade & Christine Docemo,
Zoey Campbell, Cheryl Williams, Sean Rolle, Theodore & Tracey Dorsette,
Christine Farrington, Christoper Ferguson, Sharon Rolle, Anne Rolle,
Marissa Moss, Andrew Woodside, Tammy, Tameka & Vaughn Smith,
Mary Russell, Norma Rolle & family, Rachel Culmer, Clifford Mackey,
Bernado Gibson, Hepburn family, Michelle Delancy & family, Richard
Bootle, Delano Ferguson, Charles Bonimy, Shanique Hanna, Nurse
Angela Walkine, Livingston Sweeting & family, Lisa Lundy, Martin
Culmer, Anthony Taylor, Carison Lewis, Shashana Williams, Degmond
Ferguson, Sonia Thompson, Cassandra Neely, Dwight & Patrice Cox,
David Rolle & family, Minister Priscilla Dean, Denise Adderley and
family, Akia Woodside, Virginia Roach & family, Sylvia Russell, Susan
Rolle, Robinson family, Romer family, Grace Ferguson & family, The
BTC family, BTC Board of Directors, BTC Camperdown Exchange,
BT Executive Offices Harbourside at Atlantis, Housekeeping at Atlantis,
staff TmFis ~ &ucamiontlT ;-6OF :f le Medical


Staff, NO I Dianne Evans & Gambier Clinic Staff, BTC Retiree
Association, The Golden Gates Assembly family, Golden Gates Church
of Christ family, The BCPOU family, BCPMU family, Dept. of Public
Health, The IAAP, Pastor Sam Bootle & The Lutheran Church of Nassau,
Dr. Charles Rahming, Dr. Magnus, Dr. Bartlett, Dr. Sheena Antonio, The
Kennedy Subdivision community, Kemp Rod community, Natasha's
Beauty Salon and many others too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held in the Irenic Suite, Restview Memorial Mortuary
and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road, on Tuesday May
27th, 2008from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Wednesday May 28t, 2008
from 10:30am until service time at the church.



NORMA
BRENNEN, 63

of Monestary Park, will be held on
Saturday May 24th, 2008, 1:45pm at St.
Anselm's Catholic Church, Bernard Road,
S ~.F' Fox Hill. Officiating will be Msgr. Preston
A. Moss assisted by Msgr. Simeon Roberts.
Interment will follow in St. Anselm's
Cemetery, Fox Hill.

S, She is predeceased by her mother: Mazie
Wallace and she is survived by her father:
Arthur Brennen; four children, Melissa Gomez, Victor Ganot, Linda
Ganot and Lorraine Gonsalves; five grand-children, Angel and Annabell
Baker, Mateus, Diego and Benedict Gonsalves; two great-grand children,
Kayden and Kiara Hanna; three in-laws, Anthony Baker, Everika Ganot
and Manuel Gonsalves; two aunts, Rennie Ferguson and Nell Reid;
cousins, Elizabeth Johnson (Miami, Fl), Kenneth Ferguson, Antoinette
Sawyer, Francis Stuart, Arnold Ferguson, Dorothy Ferguson, Debra
Ferguson (Miami, Fl) and Dr. Theodore Ferguson and their families.
Other relatives and friends: Ivonne Adderley and family, Msngr. Preston
Moss, Irma Johnson, Florida Young and family, Karen and Yvonne
Brennen and families, Regina Brennen and family, Nett Hanna-Adderley
and family, Carolyn Levarity and family, Bernadette and family, Beverly
Adderley and family, Gloria Rolle and family, Leone Duncanson and
family, The Moxey's, The Majors, Tracy and Patrice Knowles and family
and all Monastery Park families, Royal Bahamas Police Force friends
and a host of relatives and friends. Church organizations: St. Anselm's
Ladies Auxiliary, St. Anselm's Choir, Parish families of St. Anselm's
and Parish families of St. Francis, St.Thomas Moore Prayer group and
St. Francis Spirit Ablaze prayer group.

Viewing will be held in the Irenic Suite, Restview Memorial Mortuary
andCrematorium Ltd, Robinson and Soldier Road, on Friday May
23r, 2008from 10:00am to 6:00pm and again on Saturday May 24 ,
2008from 10:00am to 11:00am and from 12:00 noon until service time
at the church.


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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-11151 (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


ROBERT JAMES
TAYLOR, 75

of Kennedy Sub Division, died
at The Princess Margaret
Hospital on Friday May 16,
2008.

He is. survived by his wife:
Loise Taylor; son: Wayne
Taylor; daughters: Rosalee Moss, Shirley Johnson,
Nicole Symonette; sister: Olive Rolle; brother: Joseph
Missick and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangement will be announced at a later date.





Retired Deputy
Superintendent of Police
ROOSEVELT
ROLLE, 66

of Garden Hills II, and formerly
of Arthur's Town, Cat Island,
died at his residence on May
17, 2008.

He is survived by his wife: Ethlyn Rolle; mother:
Blanche Smith; son: Corporal 1910 Lynden Rolle;
daughters: Yvonne Smith and Valerie Rolle; adopted
daughters: Ruthmae Mortimer and Melvera Miller;
sisters: Agnes, Rosie and Irene; brother: Moses and
a host of other.relatives and friends.

Funeral announcements will be made at a later date.


NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


MAURICE
ROLLE, 64


of St. Paul Street, died at
residence on Monday May
2008.


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He is survived by His Son:
T Fabian Rolle; Daughters:
Denise Sands and Monique
Rolle; Sisters: Thelma Johnson, Stella Sawyer, Janet
Mackey and Joan Dean; Brothers: Eleon, Nicholas
and Herman Jr. Rolle, and a host of other relatives
and friends.

Funeral announcements will be made at a later date.


MARIKA
JOHNSON, 33

of South Beach died at The
Princess Margaret Hospital on
Friday May 16,2008.


'I l I She is survived by her Son:
Mariko Major; Daughter:
Frandesha Major; Parents:
George and Jestina Johnson; Sisters: Claudia Pinder,
Tracy and Bridgette Johnson; Brother: Derek Johnson
and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral announcements will be made at a later date.


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0d 7Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


CAPTAIN
DWAYNE PARNELL
BOWE, 44

of Ameryllis Ave., Garden Hills #I will be
held on Saturday 10:00 a.m. at New
Covenant 'Baptist Church, East-West
Highway. Pastor A. Geoffrey Wood assisted
by Pastor Arlington D. Moss, Canon Harry
Bain and Minister Margaret Woodside will
officiate. Interment will follow in Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, J.F.K. Drive.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Gaye Antoine-Bowe; daughter,
Giselle Bowe; son, Dorian Montgomery Bowe; brother, Kenton Rolle,
Sr.; sisters, Dominique Horton and Yanakha Rolle; parents-in-law, Fitzroy.
and Gloria Antoine; adopted mother, Miriam Brown; grandfather,
Reginald McKenzie, Sr. of Rolleville, Exuma; grandmother-in-law, Pastor
Curlena Cox of Chester's Acklins; sisters-in-law, Sharmaine Rolle, Lynette
Deveaux,Jan Archer, Georgina Antoine, and Antoinette Adams of Florida;
brothers-in-law, Don Hunt, Roy Antoine, Geoffrey Deveaux, Tyrone
Archer, and Steven Adams of Florida; aunts, Visna Bowe-MacKay, Joan
Bowe-McKay of Grand Bahama, Stephanie Bowe, Kwanza Bowe of Exuma,
Sybil Wright, Magnola Rolle, Sadiemae Nixon, Lillymae Vickers of Miami,
Fl., Charlene Nixon of Miami, Fl.; Minister Magaret Woodside, Minister
Jane Williams, Grace, Daphane and Majorie Mckenzie, Betty Cabral, Alrica
Williams of Abaco, Elder Velma Smith of Grand Bahama, Brenda Williapns,
Esmae Cox, Louisa Antoine of Trinidad, June Straker of Canada, Claudette
Antoine of Trinidad, Malrie Darling, Linelle Cox of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.,
and Ethlyn Cox of Grand Bahama; uncles, F. Nigel Bowe, Kenneth D.
Bowe, Charles Mackay, Kendal Nixon of Exuma, Nevelon McKenzie,
Franklin, Reginald Jr., Amos, Douglas, AlIen,Tyrone and of Exuma, Niegel
McKenzie of North Carolina, Dennis Cabral, Randolph Williams, Lermon
Rolle of Exuma, Donley Cox of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., Larry Williams of,
Abaco, Chapman Williams, Kelvin Antoine of Trinidad, Hollis Straker of
Canada; nieces, Kenisha and Sharniece Rolle, Brittany, Shakita, RoyAnn
and Tia Antoine, Cholee Deveaux, Dontae and Rudell Hunt, Jalesa and
Kaylah Adams of Florida; nephews, Kenton, Jr., Sharvaal and Keenen
Rolle, Gio Bain, Don Hunt Jr., Teron, Tyron and Tosh Archer and Carrason
Hunt; grand aunts, Carmetha Rolle, Roxie McPhee, Luella McKenzie,
Felda McKenzie, Evangelist Petrona Ferguson, Madeline George of Pestel,
Acklins, Inez Ferguson; grand uncle, King,Johnathan, and Benjamin
McKenzie, Alonza McPhee, J. Edward Johnson; great grand aunt, Lottie
Darling; godfather, Livingston 'Junior" Davis of Exuma; godson, Antoine
Williamson Jr.; immediate cousins, Carlos and Rosa Bowe, Claude and
Christina Bowe, Inesita and Kimberly Bowe, Doctors Dane and Colleen
Bowe, Darren Bowe, Krysti and Delano Bowe, Charles James (CJ.) McKay,
Vesna Thisbe MacKay, Brenton, Melanie, and Bradley Wright Adrian,
Lillian Barrett, Raquel, Mallory, Aldrin, and Ashley Rolle, Pherron Rolle
Sr. and Jr.,Jude Rolle, Arime and Debbie Rolle, Anceneo Pratt, Rijn and
Shatiya Nixon, Lamont Nixon, Chandira Wright, Matthew Chandler, Brianna
Sweeting, Judy and Shantz Colebrooke and family, Vernamae Johnson and


family, Prescola Basden and family of Grand Bahama, Alfred Johnson and
family of Abaco, Reno and Shenique Johnson and family, D'Lamar and
Melissa Gibson and family of Abaco, Robert and Ovanta Adams and family
of Grand Bahama, Dwayne Adams and family of Daytona Beach, Fl.,
Louise Cartwright and family of the Berry Islands, Natasha and Terrance
Rolle and family, Tien Gibson and Rakem Sweeting, Tess Mullings,. Dario
and Jackie Cox of Grand Bahama, Kevin Cox and family, Rochelle, Allison
and Stephen Straker of Canada, Winston Colliemore and family of Trinidad;
Deloris Rolle and family, Hazel Knowles and family, Bishop Salathiel
Rolle and family, Ada Rolle and family, Naomi Curtis and family; other
relatives and friends including, Antoine and Anna Williamson and family,
Michael Wilson and family; Patrick Musgrove and family, Father Dwight
Bowe and family, Canon Harry Bain and family, Mavis Bowe and family,
Shane Longley, William Henderson, Bradley McPhee, Murillo Sullivan,
Perry Ferguson and family, Bishop Rudolph V. Bowe and family, The Hon.
Fenton Neymour and family, Pamela Thompson, Michael and Dennard
Bowe, Mrs. Edwina Gibson and family, Brenda Kerr-Hendfield, Alexander
and Brendon Henfield, Kenneth Nixon, Harry Nixon, Janet Newbold,
Sharon Smith, Glen Davis, Sandra Davis, Alrick Micklewhite, Oliver Rolle,
Valerie Toney and family, Nesbitt (Roy) Davis, Peter Bowe and family,
Una Bowe-Curtis and family, Pastor A. Geoffrey Wood and family, Pastor
Arlington Moss and family, Bishop Raymond Neilly and family, Mrs.
Jacqueline Bain and family, Ed and Bevvie Curling and family, Joseph and
Karen Feast and family, Dennis' and Donna Newton and family, Ruth
Brown and family, Mrs. Dellareese Edgecombe and family, Ms. Jennifer
Rahming and family, Mr. and Mrs, Hugh Sandiford and family, Ms. Majorie
Cleare and family, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester George and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Yearwood and family, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Dean and family, Mrs.
Alma Mackey, Mrs. Averald Carey and family, Mr. Henry Bain, the Temple
Baptist Church family, the Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church family, the
Sky Bahamas Airlines family, the Southern Air Charter family, the Le-Air
Charter family, the graduating Class of 1982 of Grand Bahama Catholic
High School, Bain family of Farmer's Cay, Exuma, Beverly Finley and
family, Marina Rolle and family, Pastor Douglas Rolle, Pastor Iggerina
Taylor, Leotha Romer and family, William Gaitor and family, The Moxey
family, The Lloyd's Connection, Roy Bowe and family, Forester Bowe and
family, The Godet family, Shirley Papageorge and family, Helen Zahran
of Washington, Georgia and family, Leonard Deveaux and family of Miami,
Florida, Enid Cox and family, the family of the Late Bertram Bowe, The
Nixon family of Exuma and Nassau, The family of the late Maurice Bowe,
the family of the Late Keva Nixon-Rolle of Exuma, Lillian Bowe-Ward of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, the family of the late Leonard "Bowtie"Bowe,
The family of the late Alvira Bowe, the family of the Madeline Bowe-
Ward, the family of the late Lillian Bowe, the family of the late Charles
Bowe, the family of the late Kathleen Bowe-Nixon, the family of the late
Ismae Bowe-Ferguson, the Family of the late Geraldene Bowe-Holgerson,
the family of the late Stafford Bowe, the family of the late Sylvia Bowe-
Newbold, the family of the late Ethel Bowe, the family of the late Eglon
Bowe, the family of the late Leon Bowe, the family of the late Elijah Bowe,
the family of the late Eloise Bowe-Ritchie, and others too numerous to

Friends may pay their last respects at Temple Baptist Church, Farrington
Road on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church
from 9:00 a.m. until service time.


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s Bethel Brothers Morticians

0r\ Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


KHODEE VALDEZ.
DAVIS, 16

of Reeves Street, Fox Hill, will be held
S .'_ t on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at The Church
of God Auditorium, Joe Farrington Road,
Rev. Dr. Carrington Pinder and Rev.
Sabrina Pinder assisted by- other
ministers of the gospel will officiate.
Interment will follow in St. Mark's
Cemetery, Romer Street, Fox Hill.

His survivors include, mother, Sonia Dill,
Customs Officer; father, Derek Davis, stepmother, Janet Davis;
grandparents, Samuel and Thelma Dill; guardian, Sheila Dill; spiritual
parents, Rev. Dr. Carrington and Sabrina Pinder; brothers, David Barr
Jr. and Jamal Davis Sr.; sister, Candice Davis; 19 aunts, Deborah
Knowles, Genevieve and Tenise Dil, Sheryl Adams, Sheena McPhee,
Paula McKenzie, Willamae Mackey, Sheenie Pratt, Sheria Saunders,
Carla Bastian, Toinette Munningg, Harriet Rolle, Dorothy McPhee,
Shelly Shepherd, Sherliemae, Theresa, JaCinta, Kenva and Portia Davis;
13 uncles, Prince and Samuel Dill Jr., David Adams, Thomas Ferguson,
Samuel Adderley, Erskine, Ryan, Lionel, Dale, Lenny, Peter, Aifdre
and Paul Davis; godparents, Julie Hutchinson, Remilda Price, Kathleen
Williamson and Orman Forbes; nephew, Jamal Davis Jr., seven grand
aunts, Maude Beal, Gloria Murray and Nora Williams of Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida, Cecilia Smith, Joyce Dorothy and Florezell Moncur; three
granduncles, Joseph Gaitor of Detroit, Michigan, Raymond Murray of
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and David Moncur; sister-in-law, Angle Dayis;
best friends, Britnee Demeritte, Britney McKenzie and Rikeno Seymour;
other relatives and friends including, Brandon Knowles, Charmaine
and Jason Curry, Jermaine Pratt, Stanley Lightbourhe, Julian King,
Terez Morley, Tenisha Stuart, Kenderia, Allison, Violet, Joel, Prince
Jr.,Tavon and Renaldo Dill, David Adams Jr., Elvis Rolle, Frank, Tanaz,
Peck, Jojo, Bradley, Nado, Davander, Ashley, KeShan, Janeile,
Devera,Caree and Slavonia Pinder, Keshae Davis, Brunson, Edward,
Drason, Kareem, Skulla, McNeil, Rodney and Gina Moncur, Sidney
and Antanell Logan, Robert Farrington, Veronica and Akia Knowles,
Wendell Whylly, Chris Basden Jr., Margaret and Ignes Cash and family,
Debbie Gibson and family, the Price family, the Armbrister family,
Wendell Miller and the Charles W. Saunders School family, Neil
Hamilton and The Temple Christian School family, the entire Moncur
and Davis families, staff of F & S Electric, Governor General Youth
Award Programme, St. Marks Native Baptist Church family and Youth
Group, Bahamas Customs family, Betty K. Agencies, Betty K. Customs
staff, Francis Darling, Honourable Fred Mitchell, Dr. Jacinta Higgs,
the entire Fox Hill community, Latisha, Daevanda and Derek Adams,
Deidre Davis and Lynette Rolle.


May his soul rest in peace.


Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44
Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday
at the church from 11:30 a.m. until service time.


GWENDOLYN
RICHARDSON, 80

of #119 Collins Avenue, will be held
on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Abundant
Life Bible Church, Abundant Life Road.
Pastor Jermaine Watkins and Pastor Gil
Maycock will officiate. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens,
Soldier Road.


S~~ Memory of "MOM" will always remain
44.- in the hearts of her children, Ellen, John
Audley Jr., Donnajeane, Dianalynn,
Jackie,"Callwin, Sidwell and Trevor; daughters-in-law, Janet, Margot,
Julia, Kay and Naomi; sons-in-law, Geoffrey Turnquest and Keith
Miller; grandchildren, Dahrren, Shedland, Dahralyn, Johnathan,
Bereashia, Atlantia, Natasha (deceased), Rhon, Javano, Jahantha,
Jaemann, Jaiovanhi, Jaiovanhia, Jovanh, Jaismal, Jaisma, Latoyia,
Jacel, Geoffrey Jr., Jerard, Melissa, Keith, Allyn, Xanthe', Trimyko,
Alyson, Lavinston, Callwin Jr., Demoy, Sydnee, Samantha, Shannon,
Nikeema, Adrian, Shavon; 30 great grandchildren; niece, Veronica
Allen; adopted daughters, Gloria Wallace, Nora Albury, Donna
Thompson; other relatives and friends including Agatha Williams,
Vernie Thompson, Doris Fitzgerald, Beryl Carroll Russell, Gwen Hanna,
Vernal Sands, Allan Gibson, Edward Fitzgerald, Thelma Thurston and
family, Eddie Archer, Heather Buchanan, Delores Major and family,
the Kenny family, Seymotir family, Elliot family, Simone Beneby, Dr.
- Mary McCartney, Dr.Nicholas Fox, Ray-Don Poitier, Magnal Thompson,
Pamela Newbold and family, Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie and family,
the Mitchell family, Winifred Munnings and family, Hortance Bowe
and family, Almeda and family, Audrey Francis and family, Hinna
Major and family, Norma Hall and family, Mike Stubbs and family,
Roland Rolle, Rev. Dr. Carrington Pinder and Rev. Sabrina Pinder and
family, Pastor Rick Dean and family, Andrew Conliffe and family,
Maria Conliffe, Dora Dean and family, Ed Thompson and family,
Maxwell Stubbs and family, Delores Munnings, Pamela Newbold and
family, Lois Nicholls and family and Abundant Life Church family.

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


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Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026
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HERCULES
CLARKE, 75


70 of Kemp Road, will be held
on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Sl l at St. Margaret's Anglican
Church, Kemp Road, Rev.
Fr. Joseph Mycklewhyte,
Rev. Fr. Mervyn Johnson
and Rev. Angela Palacious
will officiate. Interment will follow in the church's
cemetery.
Survivors include his brother-in-law, Isaac "Abba"
Smith; nieces, Felicia Capron, Cora Johnson,
Sharon Robinson, Gwennith Smith, Michelle
Butler, Elise Hall, Chegera Smith, Elizabeth Clarke,
Andrea Sweeting, Valerie Clarke and Yen Smith;
nephews, Anthony, Maxwell, Angelo, Kendrick
and Marquis Smith, Cassius, Kevin, Ivan, Jeff,
Tony and Gregory Clarke, numerous grand nieces
and nephews and other relatives including Father
Mervin "Buck" Johnson, Lundy Robinson, Edmond
Butler '"nd Stephen Sweeting; special friend, Mrs.
Verde I Adderley; the Kemp Road family, Agnes
Albul, and family, Charles Rahming and family,
.the Archers, the McKenzie family, the Adderley
family, the Gray family, Thomas and Melvina
Cooper and family, Maria Nixon and family,
Lulamae Taylor and family, Curlean Smith and
family, Godfrey Eneas, Roryann, Joey, John and
Kevin Johnson and others too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel
Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Friday
from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at-
the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St.
Margaret's Soup Kitchen.


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CYNTHIA MARIE
MORTIMER, 77

a resident of Canterbury Park off Prince Charles
Drive, will be held at Our Lady of the Holy
Souls Church, Deveaux Street, on Saturday at
12:00 roon. Officiating will be Fr. Michael
Kelly, ss.cc., and other Clergys of the
Archdiocese, assisted by Deacon Peter
Rahmings and Deacon Maxwell Johnson.
Interment follows in the Catholic Cemetery,
Infant View Road.

Left to cherish the blessings and memory of
her life are Her loving sons, Maurice Kendal and Renbert Gerard; daughters,
Roselyn Marie Rolle, Marcia Jane Mortimer, Assistant Superintendent of Police
Theresa Hanna, Bernice Marie Willis, Bridgette Georgette Pratt; grandchildren,
Derreck Ingraham, Marcel, Vonurie, Andra, Katherine, Renbert and Rena Mortimer,
Jermaine Smith, Omah and Alexis Hanna, Monique, Shana and Andre Rolle,
Christina Pratt, Devon Ryan; greatgrandson, Maurice Mortimer; sons-in-law,
Attorney Norwood A. Rolle, Geddes A. Willis, Christopher C. Pratt; daughters-
in-law, Theresa and Eula Mortimer; sisters, Patricia Johnson, Pandora Pratt, Udell
Black, Carmelitta Williams, Rose Culmer; brothers, Lionel and Robert Rose,
George (Happy) Gardiner, Hubert Poitier, James Morley; uncle, Leroy Glass;
aunts, Eloise Armstrong, Florabell Penn, Keva Farquaharson, Coralee Sturrup;
brothers-in-law, Bruce Mortimer, Frank Pratt and Albert Rigby; sisters-in-law,
Bernice Mortimer, Thelma, Marva, Louise, Cleomi and Betty Rose; numerous
nieces and nephew including, Attorneys Lynden and Jacob Rose, Attorneys
Debra Munnings, and Sharon Hutchinson, Cecil, Maxwell, Phyllis, Ednal, Sonia
Debra, Frenrick, Pricillia, Dwight, Walter, Philip, Brian, Monique, Patrick, Keith,
Charles, Burke, N'Kimo, Kim, Willard, Stephen, Diane, Edna, Sherrie-Ann, Deidre,
Sherry, Clement, John, Marilyn, Inspector Denise Rose, Gerard, Gervaise, Quentin
and Tracy Culmer, Nettica and Larry Daxon, Monique, Ricardo and Ian Pratt;
Kenneth Christie, Philip Johnson, Daphanie, Barbara, Coleen, Christine, Kim,
Dianne, Gerald and Julie Hamilton, Tyrone and Rhonda Magee, Michael, Bruce
and Joseph Mortimer of Orlando Florida, Reginald, Anthony, Thomas, Richard,
Wendell, Patricia, Pamela and Sharon Black of Orlando, Florida, Dorothea and
Renaldo Delaney, Sherrie Ferguson, Tanya, Michael, Ingrid White, Albert Christine,
Kendal, Joseph, Archie and Ernestine Rigby, Annamae and Sammy Delva, Gathwell
and Zenniemae Johnson, Stanley, Stanya and Shaniika White; other family and
friends including, Sister Joan Anderson, Sister Regina Michael, Monsignor Alfred
Culmer, Rev. Terrance Morrison and family, Rev. Dr. Stephen Thompson and
family, Hubert Dean and family, Edward and Katherine Glinton and family, Joel
Thompson and family, Stafford and Deloris Munnings and family, John and Erva
Hall and family, Ruth Strachan and family, Dorothy Hanna and family, Pastor
Cyril Sands and family, Gertlene Miller and family, James and Cynthia Moss and
family, Leona Ferrier, Michael and Eulease Munroe and family, Fiona, Noel and
Britt Turquest, Nancy and Marvin Pinder, Maud Sturrup and family, George and
Paula Wilson and family, Neil and Tracy Wells, Barbara Cash, Ann Turnquest,
Ena Campbell and family, Deloris Nottage and family, Florinda Bastian and family,
Doreen Fernander and family, Rolleen Goffe and family, Myrtis Turnquest and
family, Roland and Brenda Clarke and family, Samuel and Gertrude Rahming and
family, Reuben and Maud Hamilton and family, Monsignor Simeon Roberts and
The Kiononian family, Janice Saunders and Majestic Tour family, Ophelia Major,
Our Lady's 6:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Choirs, Our Lady's and Archdiocesan Women's
Auxiliary, Patricia Curry, Sylvia Ross, Kevin and Edna Glinton, Eric and Dr. Earl
Cash, Maxine Lord, Millie and Lillian Bowe, Ena North, Mortimer, Daxon, Brooks,
Adderley, Stubbs and Gibson families, The Grand Bahama family including Virtal,
Valderine, Dereck, Carlton, Kim, Constance, Daisy, Kayla, Sonia, The Rolle and
Wallace, The Grand Bahama family Worship Center family, Yvonne Williams,
AladgeStraahanv Garciad4arv:eyand fami lyienySaunders and family, Alicia.


Rahming and family, Attorneys Eurecka Charlton, Sandra Dee Gardiner, Debbie
Pennerman and Carrie Turnquest.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 11:00
a.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Our Lady's Building Fund of Our
Lady's Library Fund.
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ALMA
JOHNSON, 57

of Stapledon Gardens and formerly of The Cove
Cat Island, will be held a Zion Baptist Church
East & Shirley Street; on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Officiating will be the Rev. T.G.. Morrison.
Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Rd.

Left to cherish her memory are, her two sisters,
Eulean Johnson and Yvonne Smith; brothers,
Winfield Johnson of London England, Wesley
Johnson of Ft. Pierce Florida, two aunts, Alvilda
"Dove" Johnson of Los Angeles California, & Hester Johnson, one uncle Rev.
Prince Hepburn; brother-in-law, Sandin Smith; sister-in-law Patricia Johnson
of Ft. Pierce Florida; nieces and nephews, Jacqueline and Dario Cox and Shawn
Johnson of Freeport, Janice, Sallian and Trevor Wallace, Rev. T.G. and Royann
Morrison, Shonell, Telisa, Thalia and Tansy, Shadennon and Andrea Smith, Jasmine
Cartwright, Kerrington Newbold, Estella Thompson; grandnieces and nephews,
Rashad, Reagan, Jada, Alexander, Shawn Jr., Fernando and Joshua, Terranne and
Terroy Morrison; two adopted daughters, Erica Ferguson and Gwen Armbrister;
four grandchildren, Kerryann, Elon, Erineka and Eldon; numerous relatives
and friends including, Deidre, Rowena, Olive, Mizpah, Sonia, Mary, Lischur,
Dorothy Tiesha and Lilies of Miami, Fla., Grace, Valley, Stephanie, Helena,
Christine, The Riley family, Eddison and Eloise "Panny" Gibson, Margaret and
Maria Middleton and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johnson and family, Winifred
Brown and Family, Carla Baker, Clara Linsey and family, Grace Seymour and
family, Rev. Clifton Hepburn, The St. Pauls Baptist Church Cove, Cat Island,
Beverly Thacker, Cosette Johnson, Valencia Carroll, Eurena Turner and family,
Don and Betsy Leadon and family, Carnetta and Johnley Ferguson, Vernis Storr
and family, Ethlyn Meadows, Val Seymour and family, Iva Strachan, Jason and
Sophette Russell, Paula Romer and family, Eugie Cadet, Rev. Dr. Garnet and
Letisha King, Dianna Lightbourne, Amelia Wilson, Dalmette Rolle, Olga Wilson,
Genest and Magdalene Rolle and family, Shirley Strachan and family, Eleanor
Dorsette and family, Ivan Rasmey, Minerva Rolle and family, Timothy Ramsey,
Lizerene Saunders and family, Tamica Walker, Hartman Moncur and family,
Francis Deveaux and family, Nancy and family, Vincie Dorsett and family, Mabel
Rodgers and family, Ellamae Rolle and family, Marzell Smith, Ludell Whyley,
Valencia Carroll, Beris Barr, Catherine Sweeting, Judymae Rolle, Ruth Summer,
Eleanor Dorsette and family, Nurse Coralee Turner and family, Maxine Stevens
and family, Preston and Debra McCoy and family, Isabell Wilson and family,
Hannah Poitier and family, Inez Miller, Garnet Hepburn and family Teachers of
the Cat Island District, San Salvador College Teachers, Zion Baptist family of
Nassau and Cat Island, Dr. Magnus Ekedede, Jan Deveaux, Shaureen Hall and
the staff of Doctors Hospital, Bahamas Union of Teachers, BTC family, Toastmasters
Club Landfall, and the entire community of Cat Island.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-12:30
p.m. and at the-church from 1:30 p.m. until Funeral-Jomegservi~ctime.


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> -- ELDER EDMUND
S : ..KNOWLES, 72

I. a resident of #21 Trumputer Aden Forest,
Freeport, Grand Bahama, and formerly
of Fox Hill, will be held at Zion
Yamacraw Baptist Church, Yamacraw
rJ i Road, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Bishop Washington
Williams, assisted by Rev. Douglas
Williams. Interment follows in Fox Hill
Cemetery, Fox Hill Road.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Elder Delores Knowles;
stepmother, Mrs. Maria Knowles; sons, Terrance and Edmund
Knowles Jr.; daughters, Donna Hepburn, Hilda Johnson, Marsha
Adderley; step daughter, Bridget Smith; grandchildren, Lorenzo
Strachan, Charles Hepburn, Harvy and Javon Johnson, Krystal Johnson,
Antonia, Anthony & Marsha Adderley; step grandchildren, Gerard,
Glenardo, Glenesea and Brittanaya Smith; great grandchildren,
Lornique and Lauren Strachan, and Jahzarra Johnson; step great
grandchild, Gabrielle Smith; brothers, Glen and Kenneth Knowles
and Hartley Morrison; sisters, Margaret Munnings, Prophetess Aidrea
McCartney Williams and Ola Knowles-Williams; sons-in-law, Harry
Johnson, Charles Hepburn and Anthony Adderley; stepson-in-law,
Glen Austin Smith; sisters-in-law, Theresa Knowles, Helen Morrison,
Sylvia Fernander, Cherill Knowles, Gladys, Pope Knowles of Kendall,
Fla.; step sister-in-law: Sheila Rolle; brothers-in-law, Charles
Fernander and Chief Apostle David McCartney Williams; step brother-
in-law, Bishop Fred Newchurch; aunts, Clementina Edgecombe and
Mariletta Butler; uncles, Frank Edgecombe and James Butler;
numerous nieces and nephews, Queenie Missick, Val Major,
Brendalee Lynden, Jameelha Missick, Angelique Ferguson, Riel Major,
Megan Major, Cindy Forbes, Tyre Forbes, Lace Forbes, Tyrone Stephen
Forbes, Teddy and Philip Lynden, Michael Farrington, Joaquin Missick,
Brian Bowe, Alexander and Darrington Darling, Valentino Richardson,
Stephen Major, Jerome Missick, Jermaine Ferguson, Racquel Young,
Shuna Hunt, Shandy Hunt-Brown, Nadya Munnings-Pratt, Vashi
Charlton, Mizpah Knowles-Saucier of Orlando, Fla.; Michelle Stuart-
Amor, Stacy, Lisa Stuart, Tessa Morrison, Kendra, Tara, Janice, Jacinta
& Portia Knowles, Randell Knowles, Don Knowles, Rodney Demetruis,
Richard Munnings II, Obeadiah Charlton, Glenardo Knowles, Matthew
Knowles, Travis Knowles, Pastor George Stuart, Richard Stuart, Ray,
Wayne, Alvin Morrison, Marvin Knowles of Exuma, Julian Knowles,
Harley and Harvy Morrison; a host of other family and friends
including, New Canaan Zion Baptist Church family, Freeport, Grand
Bahama, Sheila Rolle & family, Bishop Fred Newchurch and family
and The Church of God family, Winston Newchurch, Sandra Olander
and family, Bob Brown, Larry Rolle, Collin, H. Clarke, Eric Williams,
James Rolle and family,Keith Johnson, Cyril Smith, Anthony Roker,
the Bullard family, John White, Ruth Knowles, Judy Dawkins and
family, Julian Kinnear family, Rev. Dr. Phillip Rahming, Dr. J. Carl
and Mrs. Rahming, Rev. Theodore Rahming, Evangelist Sharon Stuart,
I Mrs Ruth Knowle.s,.Sid-Rahming, Shamika Munnings,_Anthony.-L_
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Adderley, Sandra Cunningham and family, Mr. and Mrs. George
Knowles, Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Knowles and family, Thoy Rahming-
Stachan and family, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Munnings, Vernie
Comarcho, Margret Mortimer of Miami, Fla., Dale Munnings, Ernestine
Douglas, Marlyn Dean, Annamae Knowles, Arene Ferguson, June
McKenzie and family, Nita Solomon and Netta Jimmie of Sarasota,
Min. Rosita Whiting-Young of Phoenix, AZ, Freddie and Tryfene
Knowles of Long Island, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fernander and family,
Barbara Ferguson, Pat Knowles, Claudine Evans, Tyrone, Deon,
Anthony Miller, Eric Wilmott and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ramsey
and family, Cathleen Knowles-Tucker and family, Marsha Taylor and
family, Karen Marsh and family, Ruth Bridgewate, Christina Munnings
and family, the Johnson family, Nurses of Male Surgical Ward #1-at
Princess Margaret Hospital, Dr. Munroe and his team, doctors and
nurses of Rand Memorial Hospital, the Jones family, the Connell's
family, B.C.P.O.U. family, B.T.C. Executives and Staff, Principal,
Staff and Students of D. W. Davis Jr. High School, St. Bede's Catholic
Church family, Pastor Cash and Pastor Curry and Evangelist Temple
Church family, Demeritte's Funeral Home and the entire Fox Hill
community.

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


KINGSLEY DAVID.
PAUL,
1 yr. & 4 months

a resident of Ft. Fincastle, will be held
. at 2nd St. Paul's Baptist Church,
Anderson Street, Jail Alley, on Sunday
at 2pm. Officiating will be Pastor
Prudhomme. Interment follows in
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen- &
Spikenard Roads.

Left to cherish his memory are his
father, David Paul; mother, Rhodamia Paul; sisters, Dadine, Kelsey,
Francia, Shewanda, Beulinda and Nakia Paul; brother, Rodawky
Paul; step sisters, Nacara Johnson, Inspector Latania Symonette and
Benita Louis of Miami, Fla; step brothers, Wadny and Dave Louis,
Jackson Jean, Avenet Louis and Louisane Joseph; uncles, Samuel,
Daniel, Roosvelt, Wilfrid and Job Paul; aunts, Elaine Paul of Haiti,
Lydia Pierre, Marie France Paul, Lucie Liberal and Anide Jn. Louis
of Haiti; cousins, Joel and Wed-ley Paul, Levis Almonord Paul,
Bernice and Mamoune Paul, Jesica Etienne, Yvone and Yvette Paul;
26 nieces and 12 nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday
from 10:00 a.m.-12 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service
time.





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DWIGHT WILLIAM
SWAIN, 55

a resident of#1260 Sugar Apple Street,
Pinewood Gardens, will be held at
Believers Gospel Chapel, Elizabeth
Estates, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Elder Barton
puncanson and Pastor Rodrick Rolle.
Interment follows in Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.

Treasured memory will forever linger in the hearts of his wife of 34
years, Anita Swain; daughters, Tanya Swain- Smith, Tina Swain-
Armbrister, and Latoya Swain; two granddaughters, Shania and
Sierra Smith; one pre-deceased.grandson, Kavashti Rahming Jr.;
sons-in-law, Marklyn Smith and Lucas Armbrister. Sisters: Candace
Deveaux, Elizabeth Munnings, Lerina Williams, Nurse Faith Swain,
Philippa Swainn-Pinder, Valarea Swain-Miller and Nurse Jennifer
Swain (deceased); brothers, Kirkwood, Sergeant Wilberforce,
Richard and Godfrey Swain; mother-in-law, Raphalita Doctor of
Florida; sisters-in-law, Bardott Swain, Norma Pyfrom of Freeport,
Marilyn Scott of Florida, Rosemary Foulkes of Florida, and Cherry
Doctor of Florida; brothers-in-law, Garnet Deveaux, Rex Miller,
Dowdeswell Coakley of Freeport, Frederick Pyfrom, Donald Scott
of Florida, and Dennis Foulkes of Florida; aunts, Lillian Williams
of Florida and Ina Ingraham (deceased). Uncle: Patrick Ingraham;
aunts-in-law, Francis (Sybeline) Adderley and Lela (Elise) Burrows;
nieces, Elizabeth Gilbert, Nurse Fiona St. Albord, Arlene Deveaux,
Necka Wells, Samantha Agbeblewu of Alabama, Cheryl Pinder,
Jimenita Swain of Freeport, Jalissa Armbrister, Alexandrianna Swain
of Freeport, Tamesha Pyfrom of Freeport, Chantal Scott of Florida
and Melissa Foulkes of Florida; nephews, Hubert and Cameron
Munnings, Mark, Robert and Herbert Deveaux, Dominique and
Verneski Williams, Renaldo Swain, Richard Swain Jr., Leonardo
Swain, Elijah Swain, Demetri Swain, Frederick Pyfrom Jr., Michael
Pyfrom, Dominic and Ian Doctor, Brandon and Christopher Foulkes
and a host of other relatives and friends including, Kavashti
Rahming, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Rahming, The Honorable Byran
Woodside, Terry Brennen, Terry and Vincent Meadows and family,
Believers Gospel and Central Gospel Chapels, Wallace and Jackson
Brennen, the entire Sugar Apple Street family, Mr. Dean and the
staff of The Nassau Palm Resort, the staff of The British Colonial
Hilton, the staff of Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort, the staff of The
Bahamas Taxi Union, Shavonne Bootle and family, Simone Lotmore
and family, Emerald of Freeport, Ethelyn Anthony and family,
Marjorie Smith and family, and many more too numerous to mention.

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


PATRICIA TOOTE,
55

44 a resident of Blue Hill Estates &
Formerly of Farmer's Cay, Exuma will
be held at First Baptist Church, Market
S Street, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Earle
Francis, assisted by other ministers.
Interment follows in Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive.

Patricia is predeceased by her father Wilfred H. Toote and her brother,
Eddie H. Toote.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving mother, Eula Nixon of
Farmer's Cay, Exuma; (5) sisters, Jacquelyn and Judy Toote R. N.;
Marina Culmer, Peggy Gibson and Angelina Turnquest; (1) brother,
Harcourt Toote of New York; (1) aunt, Eula Nixon of Pleasant Bay,
Andros; (1) uncle, Johnny Nixon of Farmer's Cay, Exuma; nieces
and nephews, Atty. Romona Farquharson, Marvin Rolle of North
Carolina, Monique Toote, Mona Lisa Lavarity, Dominique, Harrison
Jr. Tadzia, Emikel, Enrico and Aliyah Toote, Athina and Alexius
Smith; Theresa O'Brien, Brenda Stuart, Stanley Toote, Thaddeus
Toote; (1) niece-in-law, Melissa Rolle of North Carolina; numerous
cousins, Henretta Maycock, Janet Smith, Will Smith of Ragged
Island, Evelyn Deal and family, Lilly Nixon and family, Althea
Gibson and family all of Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Roosevelt Nixon
and family, Rev. Faith and Utah Maycock, Ethel King, Goldie
Dorsette, Lilly and Patrick Deveaux, Christopher, Brian Dwayne,
Charmaine and Elaine Maycock, Wenzel, Chuck, Darrell and AI
Smith, Spindy Major, Theresa, Christine and Donna Smith, Sybil
March, Vincent Wilson, Florett Hepburn and Theresa Bruno of the
USA, Clunis Devaney, Wilmore and Agnes Rolle, Walter Robinson
of Black Point, Exuma, Milsie Robinson, Florene Smith of Staniel
Cay, Exuma, Constance, Shirley, Inez and Icelee Smith, Loretta
Miller, Marjorie Maycock, Uterpie Bain, Perky O'Brian, Joy Ferguson;
other relatives and friends including, Rev. Leon Bain and family,
Rev. Donald Dorsette & family, Selina Bain, Adan Burrows, Ren
Percentie, Nancy Ellis, Beverley Finley, Collimae Ferguson, Rev.
Valderine Pinder of Grand Bahama, The Farmer's Cay Community,
Rev Dudley Evans and Cora Evans, Sherman Davis, Peter Clarke,
Macy Brown, Drucilla Davis, the Security Department of the Princess
Margaret Hospital, Mary Brown of Black Point, Exuma, Rev. Earle
Francis & family, The First Baptist Church family, Leomi Nordelus,
The Eaton Road, Yellow Elder Gardens community.

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


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ONE meditative outlet for the Christian
is prayer; it's a time when believers talk
to God, and listen for what He may be


depositing into their spirits. But in this hectic
world, and with all of the demands on our time,
winding down in order to sit back, relax and
prayerfully meditate is often difficult.


What we may need is the help
provided in Norma Ashe's "This
is Our Prayer". The debut
album of this gospel songbird
was released earlier this year
and is currently available
through the artist. The album is
designed to help persons wind
down- from their demanding
lives as they seek to draw closer
to God through prayer.
In "This is Our Prayer", Ms
Ashe was inspired by her own
life experiences, old hymns and
biblical stories that she grew up
with as a child. For example,


tracks 3 12 tell the story of the
Prodigal Son's return home. She
plans to employ someone to
write a play using these numbers
as a soundtrack.
With its release, Ms Ashe is
now enjoying the CD which she
views as a fulfillment of a pas-
sion that God laid on her heart
nearly a decade ago.
"You know, we hear a lot of
songs and we hear people
singing things just to .make
money, but I think I've been
using this CD more for testi-
monies. It is a ministering tool.


There are opportunities where I get
to minister to people and I often tell
them to take this CD and just sit and
listen because no matter how we
think we've arrived, we are all still
prodigals," Ms Ashe told Tribune
Religion.
After they arrive at that humble
reality, Ms Ashe wants her listeners
to realise that one must not remain in
a prodigal state. She calls her message
in this CD 'the plight of the prodigal'.
"At some point we fall down and
we don't feel like getting up. But if
you're not paying attention you go in
this downhill spiral and you never
realise what happened until you run
into something and say to yourself,
how did I get here," she said, adding
that the only difference between the
Prodigal Son's story and many believ-
ers is that he made a decisive decision
to take his inheritance.
"It's when you hit the dirt and when
your head hits the ground that you
realise that you're here by yourself,"
she said.
When Ms Ashe decided to finally
produce her CD, she had already
passed this "rock bottom" point of
aloneness. It was in coming back to

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The Adventist Men's Chorale & St
Andrew's Kirk Men's Choir will host a
spring concert on Saturday, May 24 at
8pm at St Andrew's Kirk, south of the
Central Bank of the Bahamas.


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ST SAVIOUR'S PARISH
SALUTES THE SICK AND
SHUT IN MOTHER'S OF
THEIR CHURCH

IN his Mother's Day sermon, Father
Chester Burton, priest in charge of the
Cat Island. district, commented on how
his congregation should revere and
venerate those mothers within the
Anglican Church who are no longer
able to attend worship service or Sung
Eucharist on any given Sunday.
"Mother's are one of the greatest gifts
God has given mankind," he said.
Their presence, prayer and sacrifice,
he said, have left an indelible mark on
the churches of Cat Island. He noted
further that it is because of their con-
tinuous efforts that the church's doors
have remained open.
Fr Burton charged that if it were not
for some of these mothers, now no
longer able to come out as they would
like, organising and managing fish-frys
and cook-outs, many of the churches in
our modem day Bahamas would be
closed.
With this emphasis on celebrating
and honouring the women, the moth-
ers of the Cat Island community, the
vestry and the people of St Saviour's
took the initiative to purchase fruit
baskets for the sick and shut-in moth-
ers of the parish community. The gifts
were well received and appreciated by
all of the members who are now at
home.
It is envisioned next year that the
church's Sunday school students would
accompany the resident priest in
charge of Cat Island to serenade the
sick and shut in ladies of St Saviour's.
Fr Burton also shared an e-mail mes-
sage he. once received. It read, "I
would rather have a rose and a kind
word while I am alive, than a whole
truck load when I am gone" [para-
phrased].


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PG 22 Thursday, May 22, 2008


RELIGION


The Tribune


How serious is your local church



about family ministries?


* EVERYONE agrees that the family is
the foundation of society and that core
societal problems have their genesis
within the family. Thus, one would think-
that a family ministry within the local
church would always be its 'number
one' ministry. Is this the case in your
church?
The challenges facing the family have
reached crisis proportions. Today, we
are reaping the consequences of ignor-
ing challenges within the family which
faced us 20 years ago. In the next 15
years, I predict similar and worse situa-
tions in society if local churches contin-
ue to pay 'lip service' to family min-
istries, as many are reportedly doing at
present.
In this article, I am introducing a for-
mulation of my own called, Theory 'F'
and Theory 'H'. It is inspired by a for-
mulation from well-known author
Douglas McGregor, who coined the
famous Theory 'X' and Theory 'Y' con-
cepts, which I explore and apply in my
next presentation.
In Theory 'F', the "F" represents 'the
family'. Theory 'F' local churches are
'family-focused and family-oriented'.
Their entire ministry focus revolves
around the cultivation and maintenance
of strong family units, basically because
of their foundational conviction that the
ministry of the church is only as effective
as its 'lowest common denominator', the
family unit.

A THEORY 'F LOCAL CHURCH
IS CHARACTERIZED BY:
The existence of a vibrant depart-
ment or ministry devoted to the family,
and headed by a director
A family education arm of the
church's overall educational pro-
gramme, with regular, year-round class-
es/courses in areas like parenting,
understanding teens, marriage and fam-
ily, etiquette, home-economics, counsel-
ing ministries to children with divorced
parents, counseling ministries to persons
with incarcerated or murdered parents
as well as programmes to reward the
excellent academic achievement of stu-
dents
On-going social, recreational, sport-
ing and other activities involving the
entire family
Community outreach programmes
aimed at involving and attracting fami-
lies within the church's geographical
location
Pastors, associate /assistant pastors
and ministry leaders who have balanced
family lives and enjoy cordial relations
with their spouses and children
Family-sensitive practices, so that,
for example, week-night services and
meetings never go beyond 8pm, to allow
children to complete homework and


DR ALBERT S.


perform other tasks relative to getting
ready for school the following day.

Now, in contrast are the Theory 'H'
local churches where the "H" stands for,
'helping to create further dysfunction
and social problems by ignoring family
ministries, paying only lip service to it or
placing it on the 'back burner' or at the
bottom of the priority list.

A THEORY 'H' CHURCH:
Ignores those areas identified above
that characterize the Theory 'F' church
Uses its financial resources almost
exclusively by channeling them into
"brick and mortar" endeavours
Sees a family-focused ministry as
something which "uses up" money, so
focuses on programmes and activities
which "bring in" money
Has ministry leaders who, them-
selves, are not exemplary role models;
they do not have wholesome family rela-
tionships with regard to their own fami-
lies or their personal lives
Does not promote or hold (church-
wide) family celebrations even during
special times of the year, ie, Valentine,
Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.
Supports church workers and volun-
teers who are encouraged and often
required to ignore or sacrifice their
'family time' to fulfill the demands of
the church's schedules.

So the question I am putting to you is
this: is your local church predominantly
a Theory 'F' or predominantly a Theory
'H' church?

To conclude, let me cite some critical
family issues and situations which
presently exist:

The Department of Statistics report-
ed that 57 per cent of births in 2005 were
to single women. (Tribune, Wednesday,
March 26,2008).
A home with a married mother and
father and children who have a common
mother and father, (often called a
'nuclear family'), is something extraor-
dinary these days. Today, I believe that
over 70 per cent of the children entering
primary schools are not from 'nuclear
family' homes.
Therefore, it is now unusual for broth-
ers and sisters in a home to have the
same daddy or mommy. Nowadays, little
children speak fluently about their


FAMILY and society conditions may worsen if local churches continue to pay 'lip
service' to family ministries.


brother's daddy or their sister's daddy -
that, in their socialization, is the way
things are supposed to be.
Although children from 'divorced
homes' have been on the rise in the
school system for years, I am not aware
of any primary school, private or public,
which gives special classes and
encounter sessions to such children, as a
part of the curriculum, as is the case in
the US. (Divorce stress is said to be
more severe than the loss of a parent or
spouse through death, accident or vio-
lence).
Many young children in primary
school believe that they are lesbians and
homosexuals because they are being
raised in such homes for example,
where their mommy's apartment-mate
is, in fact, their mommy's girlfriend or
partner, living in a lesbian relationship.
One wonders if little boys and girls, 10 to
13-year olds, are being socialized to
believe that this lifestyle is normal. Is
this one of the reasons for the reported
emergence of this problem in today's
high schools?
Stressed-out adults are raising
stressed-out little children. Such little
children are "mouthy", that is, full of
words, and very rude. Nowadays, even
corporal punishment is not allowed, not
even spanking in pre-schools.


Dr David Allen was quoted in the
Nassau Guardian of March, 2008 as say-
ing that, "there are as many as 45 cases
of child abuse per month in the
Bahamas."

These are merely a handful of issues
which underscores the need for Theory
'F' local churches.
Because you go to church regularly, or
even periodically I put this question
directly and personally to you: is your
local church predominantly a Theory 'F'
or predominantly Theory 'H' church?
The Bahamas Christian Council pres-
ident Bishop John Humes, in the
Thursday, March 13, 2008 Tribune,
spoke well when he was quoted as say-
ing "I do believe that if the church is
more proactive and if ministers are actu-
ally concerned about what's going on in
the community, the people will see that
and people will start to come back to
church whether its on the Sabbath or
not."

SDr Albert S Ferguson, JP may be con-
tacted at e-mail:
albertsferguson@gmail.com or P 0 Box EE-
16333, Nassau, Bahamas. A special 'thank
you' to all who have e-mailed their com-
ments.







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RELIGION


Thursday, May 22, 2008 PG 23


Loving by




LISTEN NG



* ONE of the gifts that we can give to our mothers (if
she is still alive) is our attentiveness to the wisdom she
seeks to impart. One of the most difficult things to do as
a parent is to watch your own child making terrible mis-
takes which easily could have been prevented. A wise
and prayerful mother is a blessing without disguise.


In marriage, there are many oppor-
tunities to learn from each other. The
art of humble listening allows God to
speak through our spouses especially
when we are convinced that we are an
expert on any given subject. Surely this
person in your life has something to
offer in the way of wise counsel.
Our children are far more sensitive
to issues in the family than most people
realise and often make helpful sugges-
tions when we make time to listen to
their ideas. Our teenagers need to be
taken seriously in this regard.
The following techniques to listen
more carefully may be considered
some "tricks of the counselling trade"
which may be appropriated by every-
one:
LISTENING TO OTHERS
1. Be prayerfully prepared for the
conversation if possible.
2. Be attentive to the tone of voice,
mood, facial expression and body lan-
guage.
3. Paraphrase by briefly summariz-
ing a lengthy story or explanation.
4. Respond to what is said with
brief comments.
5. Use open-ended questions
(requiring more than a yes or no
answer).
6. Acknowledge feelings, encour-


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when tears appear.
7. Make eye contact, offer a warm
smile, and accept pauses in the con-
versation.
8. Be approachable and where nec-
essary, keep in contact with calls and
visits.
9. Suggest counselling if the situa-
tion requires pastoral or professional
intervention.
SHARING WITH OTHERS -
1. Briefly share a similar experi-
ence, scripture passages or prayer if
appropriate.
2. Offer a brief personal testimony
of the goodness of God if appropri-
ate.
3. Use words of encouragement,
praise, gentle challenge or correction
as needed.
It is the Holy Spirit who enables us
to listen with the mind of Christ and
the heart of God.


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RELIGION


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ECUMENICAL HEALTH CARE MINISTRY'S

CHURCH WORKERS COURSE


The second session of the
Ecumenical Health Care
Ministry's church workers course
took place on April 19 at the
Church of the Epiphany, Prince
Charles Drive, with representa-
tives of the American Heart
Association in the Bahamas facili-
tating CPR training.


As with the first session, the
ministry was blessed to have a
number of male participants.
Persons attending this session
not only received their CPR certi-
fication, but were also equipped to
become members of the Health
Care Ministry in their respective
churches.


POLICE FORCE GROOMS YOUNG POLICE

CADETS FOR UPCOMING EXAMINATION

IN an effort to garner better Bahamas
Junior Certificate (BJC) examination
results this summer, officers of the Cat
Island division of the Royal Bahamas
Police were out in full force on Saturday
past in Arthur's Town to conduct their
weekly sessions with the young cadets of
the island.
The Arthur's Town High School audi-
torium was packed to capacity, and set in
examination mode so that the cadets
could focus more on the task at hand.
The exercise was well received and it L .
was productive because end of term
examinations are fast approaching. And
Father Chester Burton, resident priest in
charge, of the Cat Island Anglican
Churches, was quite impressed with the
exercise. Inspector Philip Rolle led a
cadre of officers whose task it was to
aggressively prepare not only ninth grade
BJC candidates for their examinations,
but all cadets for their end of term finals.
Accompanied by officers Ella Rolle,
Florinda Armstrong, Joyce Cogswell,
Ella Hepburn and Cyril Walkes, who
later took cadets for a vigorous work on
the Arthur's Town basketball court,
Inspector Rolle touted that excellence in
scholastic endeavours produces better
citizenry for our Bahamaland.


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RELIGION


Thursday, May 22, 2008 PG 25


Celebrati ng
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sisters


IN celebration of their 70th anniversary, the Sisters of
Saint Martin Monastery will be featured in The Tribune's
Religion section each week, leading up to a special
anniversary banquet slated to be held later this month.

SISTER MARY BENEDICT PRATT


LONG Island was fertile ground for
Catholic witness and became the mis-
sion ground for a. number of the most
notable of the Benedictine monks,
including Fathers Denis Parnell,
Arnold Mondloch and Cornelius
Osendorf.
Out of that island came several voca-
tions to religious life, two of which were
to last more than 50 years. Sister Mary
Benedict Pratt, who was elected third
prioress of Saint Martin Monastery in
2006, was one of them.
The prioress was born at Clarence
Town, Long Island to John Samuel
Pratt and his wife Mathilda Ann (nee)
Dean. She showed early promise educa-
tionally, sitting and passing the junior
and senior Cambridge examinations. In
the Bahamas, in the days before free
secondary education was available on
the Out Islands, school ended for the
average student at age 14. Bright stu-
dents tended to be offered the role of
monitor, which allowed them to remain
under the headmaster's tutelage for
longer. It was an indication of the young
Long Islander's ability that she was
given such an opportunity.
--- -- -- --


SISTER CLARE ROLE


Her parish priest, Father Cornelius
Osendorf, OSB, was elated to perceive,
what appeared to be a religious voca-
tion in the young girl and encouraged it.
He wrote to her father, who objected
initially, though his wife was fully pre-
pared to support her daughter in what-
ever choice she made.
It was a brother, Vincent Pratt, who
persuaded their father to allow the
young girl to follow her heart. She
entered Blessed Martin Convent
September 8, 1955. During a nine-
month postulancy and two-year novi-
tiate, she had to get to know her new
sisters, the rule she was to live by and
how to accommodate to religious life in
general. There were hardships.
During the first canonical year, when
novices are not normally permitted to
leave the community, her father fell ill.
To visit him, the young sister had to be
accompanied by a chaperone from the
community. Hardest of all, she was not
permitted to attend her father's funeral
when he died shortly after her return to
the convent, This led her to doubt her
vocation, but she persisted, a decision
for which Sister Mary Benedict thanks


A NATIVE Nassauvian, Sister Clare Returning home two years later, she
Rolle was born to Zacharias and was assigned to St Joseph's School. Sister
Albertha (nee Edgecombe) Rolle. She Clare continued her education at the
grew up in the parish of Our Lady of the College of St Benedict (1971-1974), corn-
Holy Souls. Her vocation was stimulated pleting a bachelor's degree there. She
by her contact with the Sisters of Saint enrolled at Gonzaga University in 1989 to
Martin who taught her during her early pursue a master's degree in pastoral min-
school years and with whom she began to istry and counseling, which she was
work when she was 15. awarded in 1990.
She credits Father Marcian Peters, It was following the completion of her
OSB, with answering many of her ques- first degree, that Sister Clare would begin
tions about religious life. When she was an impressive career in leadership and
doubtful as to how to approach her moth- programme direction.
er on the subject, Father Marcian assist- Between 1974 and 1976, she served as
ed. formation director of the monastery. She
She entered Saint Martin's Convent on next filled in as acting principal at St
February 2, 1956, made first vows on Cecilia's. She went on to assist Rev
October 11, 1958 and perpetual vows on Deacon Peter Rahming, administrator of
the same day in 1964. Sister Clare was Resurrection Parish from 1978 to 1986,
educated at Xavier's College and after which period followed a year's sab-
Aquinas College in Nassau. batical in Spokane, Washington in 1988.
She began her teaching mission as In 1992 she was elected regional supe-
early as 1961, when she was sent to rior of St Martin Monastery. When Saint
Bimini to teach grade one. She would Martin became an independent
spend five years there at Holy Name monastery in the Federation of St
School with three others. In 1966 she Benedict, Sister Clare Rolle had the dis-
went to Minnesota, where she taught at tinction of becoming its first prioress
St Boniface School in Cold Spring. (1994-1998).


the Lord and the community which she
has served as a teacher, social worker
and educational leader most gratefully.
Sister Mary Benedict's missions have
been many and varied, including many
years of service in education at several
levels. The schools at which she taught
were St Bede's, Our Lady's, St Thomas
More, St Joseph and Aquinas College.
She taught and was principal (1983-
1984) at Xavier's Lower School.
Following the amalgamation with the
Benedictines, she served in several
Minnesota Catholic schools, including
Saints Peter and Paul School at Elrosa.
Sister Mary Benedict was appointed
Superintendent of Catholic Schools in
the Bahamas in 1984, a challenging
position she would manage successfully
for 18 years until her retirement in
2002. It was a role that called for forti-
tude; even with the assistance of fees
and a government subsidy, it took skill
to stretch budgets to meet needs.
Sister Mary Benedict also spent many
years ministering at Her Majesty's
Prison on New Providence, teaching
remedial mathematics, reading and reli-
gious education.
Through the years, Sister Mary
Benedict continued her own education.
She earned a bachelor's degree in edu-
cation from the College of St Benedict,
Minnesota, a master of science degree
in administration from Barry
University, Miami, Florida and a diplo-
ma in pastoral studies from St Louis
University, Missouri.
All of her life as a religious person,
Sister Mary Benedict has demonstrated
remarkable talents in leadership. Her
career in administration began when
she as elected regional superior of the
Saint Martin community in 1974 and
she would serve two, four-year terms in
this capacity.
It was the first local election: before
this, community leaders had been
appointed by the hierarchy abroad.
Sister Mary Benedict noted that they
had internal self-government, which


meant that she had to learn to deal with
budgets, construction, repairs and other
considerations.
During a canonical election ceremo-
ny on June 3, 2006, Sister Mary
Benedict was elected prioress to lead
Saint Martin Monastery for the next
four years. She was officially installed
by Sister Michaela Hedican, president
of the Federation of Saint Benedict on
June 23 during evening prayer at the
monastery in the presence of the
Archbishop Patrick Pinder, Monsignor
Preston Moss, Monsignor Simeon
Roberts, her Benedictine Sisters, family
and friends.
In 2007, -she expressed concern for
the future of the monastery as there had
been no new vocations for many years.
It was a crisis, she said, that was afflict-
ing the Church worldwide. She said that
Catholic youth, over the years, had not
shown a great deal of interest and more
inquiries had come from among other
denominations.
Although the monastery has invited
young people to come for reflection
days over the year to learn about reli-
gious life, they seldom did more than
participate.

The work for which Sister Clare Rolle
would become best known began in 1990,
when Bishop Lawrence Burke invited the
Sisters of Saint Martin to participate in a
Samaritan Ministry to work with persons
afflicted with HIV/ AIDS, which was
then very much a disease attracting a
powerful social stigma and, consequently,
little financial support.
Sister Clare was appointed director, a
role in which she felt comfortable
because of her training in counseling and
work with cancer patients earlier.
She enhanced her expertise working
for a year out of a Catholic Hospice in the
United States (1990-1991) and yet again
in 1998 by taking up studies at St Cloud
University, Minnesota to become a certi-
fied nursing assistant and completing a
practicum at a nursing home there.
In 2007 Sister Clare was still coordinat-
ing the Samaritan Ministries.
Reprinted by permission of Patricia
Glinton-Meicholas, author of 'The Sisters of
Saint Martin Monastery: Ardent Women in
Service to God, Church and Country -
Celebrating 70 Years 1937 2007".







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RELIGION


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The blood vs money


* Jesus entered the temple and began to
drive out the merchants and their cus-
tomers. He knocked over the tables of the
money changers and the stalls of those
selling doves.
He said, "the scriptures declare, 'My
temple will be called a place of prayer,'
but you have turned it into a den of
thieves!"
MATTHEW 21:12-13 NLT
WHAT would Yeshuwa Messiah
(Jesus the Christ) say and do if He were
to visit some of our temples/churches
today?
The merchants of His day knew what
the people required as it relates to their
gifts to be offered during their time of
worship. As a result, these merchants
used the opportunity to make good
money as they were selling to and rob-
bing the worshipers as they purchased
turtle doves, etc, for an offering.
Likewise, the merchants or religious
leaders of today are subtly and methodi-
cally raping and robbing God's people as
they sell their books and other materials
in Jesus' name to justify or validate what
they're doing.
The strongest message that the church
is sending today is that of prosperity
rather than the power in the name and
blood of Yeshuwa Messiah. Despite all
the hype and eloquent speeches that are
coming forth from the religious leaders,
at the end of the day it's all about the


money.
There is no need to get offended at this
saying because Yeshuwa himself taught
the saints to beware of this tactic of the
enemy and that if it was possible even
God's very elect would be deceived.
It is the will of God to prosper His peo-
ple and the enemy is well aware of this;
therefore he has implemented a pervert-
ed prosperity gospel which 95 per cent of
our church leaders subscribe to and are
erroneously using scriptures to get their
message across.
A favourite passage of scripture that is
often used with the prosperity money -
gospel is Psalm 35:27, but in truth, this
Psalm has absolutely nothing to do with
money.
Psalm 35:27 says, Let them shout for
joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous
cause: yea, let them say continually, let the
Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure
in the prosperity of his servant.
Psalm 35 is a cry of distress by David
unto Yahweh for help as he was falsely
accused and being pursued by King Saul.
The Psalm is divided into three parts,
each ending with a note of hope:


Petition for deliverance (v 1-10)
Expression of lament (vv 11-18)
Renewed petition (vv 10-28)
But many leaders have taken this
Psalm and built their empires through
the preaching and teaching of their dis-
torted prosperity gospel.
The word prosperity in Psalm 35:27, in
the Hebrew is: shalowm, shaw-lome'; or
shalom, shaw-lome' which has several
meanings: safe (-ly), well, happy, friend-
ly; welfare, good health, peace -able, -
ably, favour, rest and salute.
The proliferation of erroneous reli-
gious teachings is a classic example of the
importance of Apostle Paul admonishing
his spiritual son Timothy in II Timothy
2:15, Study to show thyself approved unto
God, a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of
truth.
The message of tfe cross, the blood
and the resurrection of Yeshuwa
Messiah, has been given the back seat on
the bus, as the prosperity message sits in
the driver's seat. It is obvious that
churches don't believe in the power of
the blood of Yeshuwa; the division and
competition that exists within and among
the churches clearly validates this point. -
With over 4,000 churches throughout
the Bahamas, many of them operating
independently with no financial account-


* By REV DEON SEYMOUR-COX
THE word change is viewed by most of
us as "failure" so we fight and try as best
we can to preserve what was...
Can you say, "I see the angel of God in
every change,"? This is an affirmation
that you should write inside the cover of
your pocketbook and also in some
prominent place at home where you will
often see it. It is one of the keys of an har-
monious and progressive life. Especially
in these critical times, it will stand out in
your life like a lighthouse in a stormy sea.
Change is the law of growth, and
growth is the law of life. Without change
there can be no growth, and with contin-
ual growth, life fades out of any form,
leaving what we call death.
There is no greater mistake than to be
afraid of change, and yet many intelligent
people dread it and cling to what is cus-
tomary and familiar. To be afraid of
change is to doubt the providence of
God.
It is an unintelligent fear of the
unknown. If it were not for the blessing
of change, men would still be primitive
savages living in caves, and you yourself
would still be a child mentally and physi-
cally, would you not?
The process that the mind goes


through to adapt to any change,-no mat-
ter how simple it may appear to another,
is slow. Why does it appear that way? We
resist change as a rule, making it a
tedious and grinding experience. For the
most part it appears that we are dedicat-
ed to the preservation of our well-being,
and take any suggestion to change as a
personal attack.
New persons are coming into your
work environment? Welcome it. A new
leader is at the helm? Welcome it. An
organisation has to be closed? Welcome
it. Organizations are merging? Welcome
it. Gas prices are going up? Welcome it.
They are all opportunities that ask us
to dig deeper as we accept who are we,
and what we are here for. They -beg the
questions, what can I do in this situation?
And who and what is my source?
This must add to the excitement of liv-
ing and the joy that comes with knowing
that it is up to me, whatever is to be.
Welcome every change that comes into
any phase of your life and insist that it is
going to turn out for the better and it will.
See the angel of God, and that angel will
make all things new.

For more information, contact Universal
Truth Ministries at e-mail
utmiistries@gmail.com or call (242) 328.0314


HABAKKUK


ability of their stewardship, the bishop,
apostle, doctor, pastor, etc is at liberty to
do as he/she pleases financially. Not
everybody that preaches and teaches the
kingdom will enter into the kingdom of
God, due to their abuse of stewardship,
the church's finances and their ulterior
motives. In speaking about church lead-
ership, the Apostle Paul said, in I
Corinthians 4:2, Moreover it is required in
stewards, that a man be found faithful.
Faithfulness to the servanthood of the
kingdom of God is very rare in today's
Church due to man's quest for prosperi-
ty.
Yeshuwa Messiah was not moved or
impressed by the many works that the
religious church was doing, here's His
response to their claim;
Many will say to me in that day, Lord,
Lord, have we not prophesied in thy
name? And in thy name have cast out dev-
ils? And in thy name done many wonder-
ful works?
And I will profess unto them, I never
knew you: depart from me, ye that work
iniquity. Matthew 7:22

As a church leader, what's your
motive; the blood or money?

Join Pastor Brendalee and myself along
with the family of Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Center Int'l, every Sunday morn-
ing @ 10:30am and Thursday nights
@7:30pm at the Bishop Michael Eldon High
School Auditorium. For questions, com-
ments or speaking engagement contact us
via e-mail:pastormallen@yahoo.com or ph
225.3850 or 1-242.441.2021


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The Tribune


RELIGION


Thursday, May 22, 2008 PG 27


Noted physician to



address issues facing


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* THERE can be resolutions to social
scourges plaguing the Bahamas such as
school sex scandals and violent crimes if
the nation recognises'it is dealing with
spiritual warfare. This, according to
respected spiritual leader and physician
'Dr Ada Thompson, who will be hosting
the Gathering of the Eagles, "The New.
Wineskin...A Warrior Bride" confer-
ence on May 29 at the British Colonial
Hilton:
Dr Thompson has received critical
acclaim for her past lectures that
touched on timely topics such as homo-
sexuality, parishioners focusingon fash-
ion instead of faith, church leaders living
in extraordinary luxury while their
members struggle to make ends meet
and more.
I During the forum, which starts at
7:30pm, Dr Thompson will discuss the
emerging structure and reformation of
the Bahamian church and the need to
recognize that God is raising up an end
time army to take spiritual warfare to
another level to help combat some of
the social ills that beset the country. -
She believes that it is necessary to lec-
ture on such issues after noticing so
many still leaving the 'institutional
church'.
"The church worldwide is in a process
of re-formation and that is a painful,


hurch


unpopular process, but it is what the
Lord is doing in this hour and God will
have His way," Dr Thompson said.
"God is bringing us into a more intense
spiritual warfare- in this hour, pulling
down strongholds of pornography, child
abuse and crime.
"Some Christians are not even aware
that we are in a war and this is an aspect
of our Christian duty. The whole pur-
pose of this lecture series is to help them
recognize what strongholds there are in
order for us to be equipped to pull them
down. We know that Jesus has already
won the war but there are still battles to
fight while we await his return," she
added
She added further that as a result, the
church is losing it's ability to impact the
society for God.
"There are some church leaders who
are humble, Godly men, who under-
stand and practice servanthood, without
caring if they are a pastor or bishop or
an apostle, or any title for that matter,"
she noted. "Then again, there are those
who demand a title, who appoint them-
selves, and who make enormous
demands on those whom they are sup-
posed to serve."
Dr Thompson's tell-it-like-it-is style
has been both accepted and rejected by
many in the religious sector, especially,


on topics relating to the church's finan-
cial accountability. At one of her lec-
tures, some pastors actually walked out
of the room when she stated that church
leaders should not be living so high
when some of the church members are
literally left in the dark.
"I remember visiting a church that
took up seven offerings in one day and
visiting other places of worship where
the pastor gets a huge stipend, the first
lady seems more interested in fashion
than faith, their entire family is on the
church payroll and church members are
paying for some extremely excessive
lifestyles right down to insurance, cars
and mortgages," she said.
"This raping of the church must stop
along with ourthinking that the church
belongs to a pastor when in fact it
belongs to God. I agree that pastors do
need to be paid and paid well, but we
have moved into an area of excess and
the flocks are suffering."
According to Dr Thompson, the


aforementioned are reasons there are so
many "spiritual misfits" drifting from
church to church, a process they feel is
necessary in order to find the right place
to nourish their spirit. Although she
maintains she does not condone "church
hopping", she said that God sometimes
calls people to another area of servitude.
"The bottom line is that you don't
need a building to have church. Think
about the people who are bedridden.-
are they less blessed because they don't
come out? Absolutely not. As long as
there is an assembly of people praising
Jesus, you can have church in a home, a
school room, on the beach or wherever
there is a covering of God's blood. We
are not to forsake the assembling of our-
selves together," she said.
For more information on Dr
Thompson's Gathering of the Eagles "The
New Wineskin...A Warrior Bride" e-mail
doctorada@coralwave.com or visit
www.thegatheringoftheeagles.com


Prayer on the 'go'


FROM page 21

the reality of who she was as a
Christian where she found the wisdom
that she now shares when she counsels
people from her home (Ms Ashe does-
n't hold a degree in counseling, but
many people come to her for advice).
"This is Our Prayer" also features
the vocals of baritone Allan Butler on
five of the CD's 13 tracks. Mr Butler,
who was first introduced to singing as
a member of' Christ Church
Cathedral's Men & Boys Choir (under
the direction of Dr Frederick
Fleisher), went on to study music
abroad; He was also coached by Lee
Callender, a prominent Bahamian
vocal coach.
He has performed throughout the
Bahamas, the United States and in
Jamaica as a soloist, Some of his work
includes Porgy and Bess, Phantom of
the Opera, La Nozzle da Figaro,
Mendollsohn's "Elisha", Handel's


"Messiah", and Faure's "Requiem".
Mr Butler also performs other musical
genres.
Ms Ashe is pleased to have Mr
Butler's voice on her debut project. In
fact, she refers to how it all came about
as a "beautiful thing".
When she first expressed interest in
finally completing her musical project,
Ms Ashe had a number of supporters
on board who promised to lend their
voices to her album. However, as
promises were broken along the way
and the project's deadline drew near,
Ms Ashe needed reliable persons to
invest their time.
"The fact that they didn't believe
your vision was that they didn't show
up. I told him that he was there with
me and not just for me.
"There are a lot of people who are
they for you. They will tell you that
they're praying for you and they'll be
remembering you and will support
you. But when it's time to be there with
you, a lot of people do like what the


disciples did with Jesus in the Garden
of Gethsemane when they saw the
crowd coming to arrest him. They
broke off running," Ms Ashe explained
Ms Ashe said that Mr Butler's support.
has helped to
give her strength.
According to Ms Ashe, this album is a
creative work that God laid on her heart
to do in haste while she still has the
operatic voice she has now. Many peo-
ple, she noted, do not realise how diffi-
cult it is to preserve the voice over a 20
year period.
Normally a "powerhouse gospel
singer", Ms Ashe said that listeners will
be pleasantly surprised at the style of
music that she sings on this latest
release.
And though she just released her first
CD at 49, Ms Ashe isn't the least bit con-
cerned with age. To her, this album is a
ministry as it helps persons to calm the
soul and set an atmosphere for worship
unto God. She notes the scripture where
King Saul was troubled and he sent for


the musician David who played on his
harp and helped to soothe the king's
worries. She also noted that prophets in
the Bible would call for the musicians to
set an atmosphere to ready the people
for what they were about to say.
Through her music, Ms Ashe's ulti-
mately goal is to make people happy
inside.
"If you're smiling, it is harder for peo-
ple to hold you hostage. If you're happy
inside it's harder for people to really get
a grip on you and destroy you. And
remember that the devil's plan is to kill,
steal and destroy.
"The first thing he does is try to take
your joy away from you. But if I can
keep your joy going by giving you hope
with these songs that bring hope, I
would have done my job," she said.
Ms Ashe currently sings with St Francis
Xavier Cathedral Junior Choir during the
8:30am service on Sunday. For copies of
"This is Our Prayer", contact Ms Ashe @
393.4604










PG 28 Thursday, May 22, 2008


RELIGION


The Tribune


THE LAUNCH of the DZGlobal Network was a resounding success and featured
guest speakers Minister Joy Simmons, Pastor Elva Swann and apostle Ruth Ariza.
The event was also attended by Ms Deborah Bartlett and wife of the premier of the
Turks & Caicos Mrs LisaRaye McCoy Misick.


THE launch of the DZGlobal
Network, an international faith-
based ministry birthed in the
Bahamas, in Provo, Turks & Caicos
was a success.
According to CEO and network
founder Brenda Pratt, the executive
planning team for that region was
appointed and those in attendance at
the launch were truly blessed during
the sessions.
"We had a team of 15 who trav-
elled from the Bahamas for this his-
toric occasion where our first inter-
national link of the network was
birthed. Minister Joy Simmons,
Pastor Elva Swann and apostle Ruth
Ariza were our guest speakers, and
oh, were we blessed," she said.
Ms Pratt noted further that Ms
Deborah Bartlett's presentation,
"Born to Serve the World", was a
tremendous blessing to the women.
Those who were fortunate enough to
be present, she said, experienced a
spiritual transformation, and were


encouraged to influence their com-
munity and the world at large.
Another highlight of the gathering
was the opportunity that organizers
had to minister to and pray for Mrs
LisaRaye McCoy Misick, wife of the
premier of the Turks & Caicos. "We
know that her life will never be the
same and we thank God for the
women who attended and for the
team there that will go forth in power
and in the demonstration of the holy
ghost," Ms Pratt said.
Supporters of the ministry were
also thanked for their prayers and
seed gifts, and encouraged them to
continue to keep DZGlobal and its
efforts in their prayers "as we run
with the vision".

CD's and DVD's of the sessions are
currently available. And for persons who
would like to continue to help DZGlobal
Network in this vision, they can contact
the ministry at 323.3210 or e-mail
dzglobalnet@yahoo.com