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Publication Date: May 29, 2008
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The


Tribune


Volume: 104 No.157


THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2008


I Budget removes


Stamp Tax on

160 food items


n By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham announced massive'
tax cuts in the 2008/2009 budget,
- eliminating taxes on numer-j
ous items in a move that will
save Bahamians tens of millions
of dollars as the global economy i
continue ; to slow down.
The nearly $1.82billion bud-
get, tabled in the House of'
Assembly yesterday by Mr
Ingraham, attempts to offer
relief to families battling the ris-


ing cost of living as a result of
increased energy cost by focus-
ing a wide range of tax cuts on
homeownership, food and ener-
gy efficient products.
"Present global economic
uncertainty is giving rise to what
appears to be unstoppable
increases in the cost of living
driven by the continued rise in
energy and food prices interna-
tionally," said Mr Ingraham.
"The growing cost of energy is
already impacting the travel
plans of many with direct con-

SEE page 16


Felipe
Major/
Tribune
staff PRIME MINISTER HurbertIngraham speaks yesterday in
the..House of Assembly.


FNM lifted our ideas PL Housing programme
* By PAUL G TURNQUEST tration's blueprint. receives 7
Tribune Staff Reporter "We believe," the statement CVCS / O
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net began, "that this Budget State-


WHILE initially refusing to
speak on the tabling of the 2008
- 2009 Budget, the Progressive
Liberal Party issued a press
statement yesterday criticizing
government's proposed policies
as being "shamelessly" lifted
from the former PLP adminis-


ment confirms what we have
said about this Government and
its performance as it relates to
the economy. The Budget is a
confession of the failure of the
FNM's policies over the past 12
months, and an admission that
SEE page 18


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
GOVERNMENT'S housing
programme will see a massive
expansion when $75 million is
injected into the Bahamas Mort-
gage Corporation which is the
largest cash infusion into the
institution in its history.
"As part of my Governmen-
t's support for home ownership
among middle-income families,
we will introduce a resolution
for authority to issue a $75 mil-
lion Mortgage Corporation
Housing Bond, the largest par-
liamentary request for a housing
bond since the establishment of
the Bahamas Mortgage Corpo-
ration 23 years ago," said Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham yes-
terday in the House of Assem-


bly as he read the budget com-
munication.
The massive injection of funds
into the BMC will assist gov-
SEE page 14


PRICE 750


SPOLICE are remaining
tightlipped as to whether any
forensic evidence collected at
the crime scene of the brutal
slaying of AIDS activist
Wellington Adderley can be
Connected to evidence recov-
ered at the scene of two recent
high-profile killings.
Yesterday Acting Assistant
Commissioner of Police Ray-
mond Gibson would not con-
firm or deny this possibility,
stating that he could not pre-
empt an active investigation.
"All I can say is the matter is
'under active investigation and
no stone will be unturned.
When it's time to report on the
(case) we will report properly.
on it," he said in a brief inter-
view with The Tribune.
Mr Adderley was found by
police in his Delancey Street
home around 2 pm Monday
after neighbours reported that
he had not been seen over the
weekend.
The victim's throat, was
reportedly slit during an attack
inside his home and he was left
lying in a pool of blood. There
was no sign of forced entry at
his home which suggests Adder-
ley may have known his killer.
1 These factors, coupled with the
proximity of the Adderley
crime scene to that of gay hand-
bag designer Harl Taylor and
college professor Dr Thaddeus
McDonald, have raised suspi-
cion that there might be a con-
nection with these two unsolved
murders.
The murders of Taylor and.
McDonald were hours apart


MURDERED gay AIDS
activist Wellington Adder-
ley was probably killed
because "he knew too
much", it was claimed last
night.
As a result of his work, he
was "privy to a lot of confi-
dential information" about
infected homosexuals,
sources close to the gay com-
munity revealed.
"Mr Adderley was privy
to some powerful and damn-
ing information," The Tri-
bune was told. "I think this
goes beyond jealousy. I think
he just knew.too much."

SSEE page 18

and all three killings occurred
within a short distance of each
other. All three victims were
reported homosexuals.
A few weeks ago, Assistant
Superintendent Leon Bethel
SEE page 18


Burglary victim lashes

out at 'lenient' sentence


A VICTIM of crime has spo-
ken out against the lenient sen-
tencing of a man who burgled
her home and now that he is
free she believes is trying to
intimidate her.
The woman, who runs a
Shirley Street business, said she
helped identify the man when
he was picked up by police
almost two weeks after burgling
her apartment on Village Road
in March, and now the man
appears to have found her after
being released from prison.
"I helped identify him so he
knew my face," she said, adding:
"I don't know if the police
should've done it like that."
She said she looked out of
the window of her Shirley Street


business on Tuesday morning
and saw the man staring
through the window from across
the street.
"It was just like he wanted
me to know he was there," said
the woman, adding that she did
not feel overly threatened, but
was simply angry that he had
been released so soon.
The woman, who wished to
remain anonymous, said that
the man burgled her home of
thousands of dollars worth of
items in mid-March, and was
also charged with the burglary
of several other establishments
at around the same period.
Since his release last week,
SEE page 18


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* By ALISON LOWE Ingraham will soon appoint a This comes after the Ingraham effective
Tribune Staff Reporter minister of the environment, administration effectively abol- management
alowe@tribunemedia.net During yesterday's budget ished the post of minister of the and protec-
communication, Mr Ingraham environment when it took power, tion of our
THE Bahamas Reef and Envi- said that he would make the a position that was previously n a t u r a l
ronment Education Foundation appointment from among his held by Marcus Bethel under the resources."
welcomed the announcement yes- ministers, to take effect by July 1 former PLP administration. Such pri-
terday that Prime minister Hubert of this year. "I think there's a growing oritisation
awareness that the environment is makes "good
Resario West Condominiums Under Construction really integral to health of the eo economic
economy and our social situation, sense" given
NEW CONDOS FOR SALE so we certainly welcome that kind the depen-
of focus and attention," said dence of the
SCasuarina McKinney, BREEF's tourism sec-
executive director, and a mem- tor on a
ber of the-Coastal Awareness "h e alt h y
Committee which advocates for environ -


policies conducive to the protec-
tion of the environment.
She said that with one of the
challenges facing the environment
is that legislation pertaining to it is
currently "scattered through
many different ministries".
She said that having a figure
who can "tie together" these var-
ious laws will be useful.
In his communication to the
House of Assembly, Mr Ingra-
ham said that the government
"places the highest priority on the


ment."
He added: "(We) will continue
to support environmentally sus-
tainable activities including the
implementation of environmen-
tally sensitive policies, conserva-
tion education, habitat rehabili-
tation and the modernisation of
related legislation and regulation
needed to support effective man-
agement of functioning protected
areas."
Ms McKinney also welcomed
the declaration that the Bahamas
and other Caribbean nations are
to participate in the Caribbean
Challenge Initiative, which asks
them to put aside between 10 and
20 per cent of their marine habi-
tats as protected areas by 2020.
The Bahamas, Mr Ingraham
said, intends to protect 20 per
cent of its underwater habitat by
the 2020 deadline, and has com-
mitted $2 million over the next
four years towards the establish-
ment of the Bahamas National
Protected Area Trust Fund. The
environmentalist said that fol-
lowing through on this proposal
should be a "core component" of
the focus.of the new minister.


Teachers to




get major




pay rise


* MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
TEACHERS will receive a
significant pay rise this year with
$19.65 million of government
funding increasing the pay of
hundreds of public officers
across the Bahamas.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham announced at the 2008/09
budget allocation discussion in
the House of Assembly yester-
day that the sum represents a
$1,250 pay rise for public school
teachers and $750 negotiated
increase for public officers as
part of the government's Ser-
vice Improvement Programme.
Mr Ingraham said: "Once
again education-receives the
greatest call on the governmen-
t's resources. This ought to be
no surprise, as we believe that
the education of our children is
the most critical investment that
we can make in the future of
our nation."


The Department of Educa-
tion will receive $207 million
from the $312 million allocat-
ed to education, youth, sports
and culture services, while the
Ministry of Education will
receive $48 million, the College
of the Bahamas $27 million, the
Bahamas Technical and Voca-
tional Institute $6 million, and
the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture $15 million.

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0 In brief

* CRIME


8126.4m

boost for

crime fight

CRIME fighting will benefit
from a $126.4 million boost for
the Royal Bahamas Police
Force in 2008/09 budget, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham said
in the budget communication
yesterday.
In addition, $1 million will be
spent on the construction of a
judicial complex in Nassau
Street to house the Supreme
Court and Court of Appeal, Mr
Ingraham said in the House of
Assembly.
The Government will also
undertake andcomplete anoth-
er interrupted refurbishment
project at the former City Mar-,
ket complex in Market Street,
which will accommodate the
offices of the Registrar General,
Business Licence Unit and Val-
uation Unit.

* SOCIAL SERVICES

IncPeased

funding to

help poor
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham emphasised how this year's
budget will help the poor as he
has increased funding for the
Department of Social Services
by $7 million, or 22 per cent, to
$35 million.
This follows the Governmen-
t's $5.4 million increase last
year, $3 million of which was
aside for poverty alleviation.
Mr Ingraham said: "We have
acted so as to increase assis-
tance to the poor by almost 45
per cent, or $13 million, over a
two yea6 neriod,
'e increase in buidgeary
allocation for the Departnrnt
of Social Sqrvices will permit
meaningful increases in al areas
of relief to the poor, including
food, uniform, rental and burial
assistance, payments in respect
of foster care, the student lunch
scheme and the work pro-
gramme."
The poverty study launched
when the FNM were last in
office placed the poverty line
in the Bahamas at around
$2,863 or about $238 per month,
which Mr Ingraham said is a
difficult position but must be
compared to the United
Nation's poverty line of some
$300 per year or $1 per day.
The Public Hospitals Author-
ity will receive $174 million, the
Ministry of Health almost $20
million, and the Public Health
department $29 million.
Additionally, the Department
of Environmental Health Ser-
vices will receive $36 million.

* ELECTRICITY

Effort to

cut energy

costs
THE government will be
granting a two year suspension
on the customs and stamp duty
on BEC's fuel imports in an
effort to reduce the energy costs
for Bahamians.
The current customs and
stamp duties on corporation's
fuel are 10 and seven per cent
respectively.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham made the announcement
yesterday in the House of
Assembly while reading the
budget communication.
"We are granting a two-year
suspension of customs duty of
10 per cent and stamp duty of
seven per cent on Bahamas
Electricity Corporation's fuel
imports as a positive measure
to address the rising cost of the
utility surcharge, which cur-
rently includes the seven per


cent stamp tax," he said. "This
is expected to enable BEC to
function without further
increasing the costs of electrici-
ty."




322-215


Plan to revitalize




downtown Nassau


Govt tables bills on tax incentives


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
GOVERNMENT made the
revitalization of the City of Nas-
sau a major part of its budget by
tabling bills representing tax con-
cessions and incentives to spark
a regeneration in the struggling
city.
The City of Nassau Revitaliza-
tion Act is intended to focus cap-
ital investment in the city of Nas-
sau over the next five years.
"When enacted into law, the
provisions of the act will grant
exemptions and fiscal incentives
to persons making capital invest-
ments in the city. Such invest-
ments will include the construc-
tion of buildings for residential or
commercial use; and include also
the renovation, repair or upgrade
of residential and commercial
buildings," said Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham while reading
the budget communication yes-
terday in the House of Assembly.


Concessions will include:
Exemptions from customs
duty on all materials necessary for
the investment imported into the
country purchased or taken out
of bond
Exemption from real prop-
erty taxes on all buildings com-
prising the investment, all addi-
tions thereto and land upon which
the investment is situated
and exemption from any
Excise Taxes that might be levied.
"We fully expect that this bill
when enacted will serve as a cata-
lyst for investment in our capital
city, restoring the city centre to
its former status as a charming
and picturesque capital catering
to the needs and tastes of individ-
uals of wide ranging interests,"
said the prime minister.
While unveiling the piece of
legislation, Mr Ingraham
expressed concern over the state
of downtown Nassau, which has
become rundown in recent years.
"My Government attaches a
high priority tp the revitalization
of the City of Nassau. The City


of Nassau is, without doubt, the
economic, political, cultural and
historic centre of our nation. Its
vitality has been the source of
great pride and prosperity for our
people over the years," he said.
"Regrettably today, the city is
in serious decline having fallen
into an unacceptable state of
urban blight," he added. "Too
many buildings in the centre of
the city are in need of upgrade
and refurbishment. The city is
devoid of cultural dynamism, is
short of upscale restaurants and
lacks places of entertainment or
spaces for leisure. Increasingly the
city appears disconnected from
the soul of our nation, the peo-
ple who live here."
The new bill is expected to
work in conjunction with the
recent amendment to the recent-
ly passed amendment to the hotel
encouragement act, which extends
concessions under this law to
tourism related ventures in des-
ignated tourist areas such as Bay
Street.


Move to develop islands to begin on July 1
* By PAUL G TURNQUEST building, along with duty free and Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
Tribune Staff Reporter excise tax free import of any said he also intends to increase
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net machinery used to clear land for development elsewhere in the
farming or construction in the Bahamas. "It is our intention to
A FIVE year plan to promote Family Islands specified. develop a number of fully-ser-
the development of some of the Sweetings Cay and Water Cay viced residential housing subdi-
country's least developed islands in Grand Bahama, Grand Cay visions in New Providence and in
will begin on July 1, when the and Moores Island in Abaco, selected Family Islands where the
Family Island Development Current Island in Eleuthera, and demand for housing remains
Encouragement Act will be Andros are some of the islands high," he said.
adopted by Government. listed in the Act. "I also advise of plans under-
The temporary Act will pro- Cat Island, San Salvador, Rum way to cause to be constructed a
vide a host of concessions for Cay, Long Island, Crooked 60,000 square foot plus govern-
those who wish to invest in the Island, Long Cay, Acklins, ment office complex in New Prov-
islands and reduce tax for the Ragged Island and Cays, idence. The complex will proper-
importation of construction mate- Mayaguana and Inagua are also ly and appropriately accommo-
rials and machinery for develop- included. Other islands or build- date a number of government
ment until June 30,2013. ing materials may be added to agencies."
Concessions include duty free the schedule by order of the gov- The New Providence Road
and excise tax free import of all ernor general for the duration of Improvement Programme can be
construction material for the con- the Act. completed with a $100 million
srtct'loof new buildinigs-blifdr .'"Di6'siigthI Act as hede i-loan approved by the Inter-
i ieh'abilifti6hn, refftbdellingor "'ered"'is budget 'ddrc-"if i'the American Development Bank.,
Sixtiei'i6n .a new or existiifg)'':House of .As rit;l ydstirdiid and Mr Ingraham.


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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

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

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Relief for Bahamians in Budget


THE BUDGET Communication, pre-
sented in the House yesterday, is a well
thought out document crafted against a back-
ground of a world economic crises, and
designed to benefit those Bahamians suffer-
ing most from the rising cost of living, while
encouraging others to invest in their country
to help reinvigorate the local economy.
Prime Minister Ingraham pointed out that
it was because his government from 1992 to
2002 "maintained a prudent economic policy"
that it now had "fiscal headroom to meet the
present unsettled situation" without com-
promising its medium-term fiscal policy.
Former finance minister Sir William Allen
confirmed that the fiscal concessions made in
this budget were well "within the acceptable
level" of the country's deficit.
Mr Ingraham said that the ratio of gov-
ernment debt to GDP had been maintained
within the desired range of 30 per cent to 35
per cent in recent years. "We can afford
therefore to move to the upper limit of this
range to implement measures which will pro-
vide relief and assistance to Bahamians," he
said. Although the removal of stamp tax
from 160 food items, and the reduction of
duty on energy-saving devices, cost of re-
financing mortgages or consolidation of debt,
real property taxes and lowering the cost of
building materials for home construction or
renovations will cut drastically into govern-
ment's revenue, it is felt that the incentives
given to the private sector will more than
offset the public sector loss.
The concessions allowed for home con-
struction on the Family Islands should stim-
ulate economic activity in those islands.
According to Mr Ingraham the "develop-
ment on these islands holds the potential to
transform the quality of life of Bahamians
by helping to redistribute the population
away from the concentration on New Provi-
dence and provide improved opportunities
for the diversification of our economic base."
The Family Island Development Encour-
agement Act will come into effect on July 1.
Persons investing in the selected Family
Islands can import free of duty and excise
tax any material needed for the construc-
tion of a new building, or for rehabilitation,
remodelling or extension of a new or existing
building. Also they can import tax free any
machinery used for the clearing of land for
farming or construction.
He emphasised that these persons will not


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have to apply to anyone for permission for
these imports. Their only commitment would
be to move to the island on which they
planned to construct a home.
This is quite a novel incentive to start the
movement of people and construction in the
Family Islands. He also emphasised govern-
ment's commitment to the environment and
the preservation of our islands.
"The government places the highest pri-
ority on the effective management and pro-
tection of our natural resources and will con-
tinue to support environmentally sustainable,
activities..." he said.
Turning his attention to crime he empha-
sised the need while providing opportuni-
ties for our "focused youth" for govern-
ment to redouble its efforts to "reach out to
the disengaged" to help them lead meaning-
ful and productive lives.
He again emphasised the need for good
governance to embrace "everyone in society
who has to, or wants to approach govern-
mental institutions for services to which they
are entitled."
He pointed out that a "careful balance
has to be struck between the goals of pro-
viding a range of government services which
would require heavy taxation, and on pro-
viding an appropriate level of services which
our society needs and which our ecoriomy:
can support."
Minister Tommy Turnquest, leader of gov-
ernment business in the House, said that
when the Budget debate starts next Wednes-
day, more than 60 hours of debate time would
be needed to allow each member to speak.
This would mean many late nights he said
to complete the Budget in time for the Senate
to debate it and for the governor-general to
sign it in time for implementation on July 1.
With such a tight deadline, it is hoped that
Her Majesty's loyal Opposition will come to
the House ready to commit its time to the
people's business and leave petty politics and
the scoring of cheap brownie points in the
committee room. Already they are criticising
government's proposed policies as being
"shamelessly" lifted from their administra-
tion's blueprint. We didn't know that any
political party had a patent on ideas for the
improvement of a country. Nor do we think
that the people who are desperate for relief
from their present economic woes will give a
hill of beans as to whose ideas will bring that
relief.


Intentional




dumbing down




of Bahamians


EDITOR, The Tribune.
I HAVE not fared well in my
attempts to write about the pre-
sent crime situation. A number
of letters have ended up in the
re-work file because there was a
transition to the vitriolic, the ink
on my breath stuff, the tell 'em
like it is outpourings that would
have been of no help to anybody.
I would have felt better but it
would not have helped anyone.
Some clarity came this morning as
I went to visit a friend in the hos-
pital who is having the fight of
his life. As usual, everyone was at
the hospital, every ethnic group
and social class; and everyone was
saying "good morning" and "hel-
lo". The greetings they expressed
may have been superficial, but no
one moved away from this proto-
col that has been an established
part of what we as Bahamians see
as good manners.
Upon reflection, it took me
back to a time when the concern
was genuine. This reflection was
rudely interrupted by the reality
of what unfolded after 1967. We
can say what we want about the
era, but we will have to accept
the fact that "we changed". We
changed for reasons that were a
part of an agenda that was politi-
cally motivated and we have yet
to lay those cards on the table.
In the name of politics we allowed
every Bahamian institution to be
prostituted, and those who were
responsible really did a Judas


number. Families separated and
fractured, standards that got us
to where we were cast aside so
that unqualified persons could
"get a chance." Those who were
given a chance conveniently
closed the door behind them and
hardly anyone said a word. Many
of our finest sons were sacrificed
because persons who were willing
to sell themselves and this nation
had a problem with what was
right. Up to now there has been
no apology from those who prac-
tised their dark arts in what
should have been a formative era
in the developing of a modern
Bahamas. We allowed other
seeds to be'sowed and even now
at this late hour the misguided
political offspring of that era have
the gall to place the blame for the
crime situation at the feet of the
present administration. This situ-
ation is so warped that one of my
friends who I have been in Chris-
tian ministry with for years told
me before the last election that
when his party won he would
make sure that -I was not vic-
timised. Even when we did not
have anything we were not like
this. We did not have well dressed
persons pushing guns in our face
telling us that they were robbing
us because their child needed


something to eat. Politicians did
not go about telling you that
poverty was the main cause of
crime and that this is the reason
why people are robbing? They
opened their mouth ) score a
political point and told certain
persons that they had very good
reason for doing the tufff they
were doing and there has been
no clarification or apology on
their statements yet!
We have to accept ,hat there
has been an intentional dumbing
down of the Bahamian populace
over the years due to misdirected
education policies and blatant
religious prostituting, and when
you add the promotion of per-
sons beyond their competency, it
does not take a genius to see that
we have created problems for
ourselves that have no political
or legal remedy. We must face
ourselves. As long as this "intel-
lectual whoring" continues, where
those of us who have been
blessed with gifts and abilities use
these tools to promote the baser
instincts of an already fractured
society, we are not going to see a
change in our situation. Our dif-
ficulty at this time has more to
do with us being who we say we
are, a caring nation. No more, no
less. Until "all of us" accept our
responsibility without fear or
favour, we will remain doomed.
EDWARD HUTCHESON
Nassau,
May, 2008.


PLP should act in interests of nation


EDITOR, The Tribune.
IT HAS been said that, "the
Opposition's responsibility is
demonstrated when it acts in the
highest interest of the nation,
avoiding to unnecessarily obstruct
government's action and trivialise
the parliamentary institution."
Given the recent actions of the
Opposition PLP in the House of
Assembly .and the statements
made by Shane Gibson the Mem-
ber of Parliament for Golden
Gates, one wonders if the Oppo-
sition PLP actually understands
the role that it should play in our
democracy. At a time when the
economy is slowing, when food
prices and gas prices are on the
increase, when crime is increasing
the Opposition continues to prove
that they are not worthy of seri-
ous consideration as an alterna-
tive to the government. Instead
they have resorted to the petty
and truly annoying tactics of
name calling, whining and throw-
ing temper tantrums when they
can't have their own way.
While it is the duty of the Offi-
cial Opposition to oppose, it is
also their responsibility to pro-
vide suggestions or amendments
when they do oppose. One would
have thought that given their
numbers and the intellect of those
who were at one time dubbed, by
themselves, the brightest Cabinet
ever to be assembled in The
Bahamas, that we would have


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sive Opposition determined to
prove to Bahamians that they are
up to the task and that they are
worthy of consideration. Howev-
er, by their actions they have in
fact proven just the opposite.
A few weeks ago I had an
opportunity to watch the House
of Assembly debate and was
appalled by-the fact that the
Member of Parliament for Soufth
Andros actually thought thattlie
interests of the public and his con-
stituents in South Andros were
actually being served by his initi-
ation of a debate on who went to
church more often, the PLP or
the FNM.
If this wasn't bad enough last
week the Member of Parliament
for Golden Gates announced that
he would be using his time during
the upcoming budget debate to
table a list of FNM sweethearts.
If this is a sign of things to
come from the opposition's back-
bench then we are surely in for
more time wastage and trivial
debates during this Parliamentary
session.
One would have thought that
the Opposition would have used


every opportunity at its disposal
to address the need for an
improved education system, a
reduction in the prices of bread
basket food items, a reduction in
gas prices, a solution to the esca-
lating- crime problem, and a
greater focus on farming and the
availability of land; all of which
are matters that truly affect the
less fortunate in their constituen-
cies and the society at large.
Hopefully oneday the Oppo-
sition will realise' that on May 2,
2007 not only was the FNM elect-
ed to govern the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas but the PLP was
also elected to be an alternative to
the government and to act in the
best interest of the nation instead
of their own selfish pursuits:
In my opinion the upcoming
budget debate is the perfect
opportunity for them to demon-
strate how serious and dedicated
they are to fulfilling this mandate
which has been issued by the
Bahamian electorate.
MAC
Nassau,
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Man accused
of practising
medicine
without licence

A MAN accused of practicing
medicine without a license
appeared in a Magistrate's Court
yesterday. Arlington McKinney,
55, was arraigned on the charge
before Magistrate Derrence Rolle
at Court Five in Bank Lane.
According to court dockets, it
is alleged that between Sunday,
August 27 and Monday, April 23,
McKinney practiced-medicine
without having a license issued
by the Bahamas Medical Council.
McKinney pleaded not guilty
to the charge. The prosecution
made no objection to bail and
McKinney was granted bail in the
sum of $6,000. The case was
adjourned to July 9.
Crash leaves

man trapped

under vehicle
* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
A 33-year-old Abaco man was
seriously injured when he was
trapped beneath an overturned
vehicle during a traffic accident
on Sunday.
Alan Turnbull is presently list-
ed in serious condition at hospital
in New Providence, according to
reports. Chief Supt Basil Rah-
ming said Mr Turnbull was a pas-
senger in a 1990 Isuzu Rodeo
Jeep that was being driven by
Anthony Jeffries, 63, of Pelican
Shores. According to reports, Mr
Jeffries was driving along the Don
McKay Boulevard in Marsh Har-
bour around 3.45pm on Sunday
when he lost control of the vehi-
cle and crashed into.a wooden
utility pole. Mr Rahming said the
vehicle overturned several times.
Mr Jeffries sustained minor
injuries and was able to get out of
the vehicle. Mr Turnbull,
although partially ejected, was
trapped under the vehicle. He suf-
fered injuries to his head, back,
and legs and was later airlifted to
NeW Providence. J '....
NO ID ypet on
human remains-

POLICE officials say that there
has been no official identification
of the human remains found
under a sidewalk at the entrance
of Montagu Beach last week.,
According to police Chief
Superintendent Glen Miller, head-
of the Central Detective Unit, the
remains are still being examined
by pathologists.
Mr Miller said that he does not
know when an official report on
the remains will be made. The
sex of the individual and the
cause of death are still to be
determined.
BEC workers were digging up
a sidewalk last Tuesday when
they uncovered the skeletal
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* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
THE wife of a Defence Force
officer of almost 30 years is
afraid her husband will suffer a
stroke on the job if her request
to have him seconded to anoth-
er government department is
not met.
She claims that Defence
Force Commodore Clifford
Scavella is running the force like
a "dictator." She alleges that at
times the Commodore tries to
overrule the base doctor's
orders by trying to force him to
work when the physician said
he should rest.
Tara Flowers lives in Atlanta,
but claims to have spent around
$500 dn phone calls on her hus-
band's-behalf since last August
in her campaign to have him
moved from his "stressful"
RBDF position to another
department which she said has
indicated it has a use for his
skills.
She claims her efforts are
being thwarted by the alleged
favouritismm" of Mr Scavella,
and the inattention of Minister
of National Security Tommy
Turnquest, who she accuses of
not returning her calls seeking a
meeting.
The officer's wife says that,
despite others being able to
secure secohdment from the


force, Commodore Scavella has
apparently told Mrs Flowers
that her husband cannot be sec-
onded, only transferred.
However, the officer's wife
says if transferred her spouse
will lose many of the benefits
that he has accrued during his
time on the force, only 18
months before he is due to
retire. "It'd be like walking into
a job and starting over. After
all these years they can't put
him in a position to be com-
fortable?" she asked.
She believes her husband,
who suffers from diabetes, back
problems, hypertension and has
been told by the base 'doctor
that he has at times been in
"imminent risk of a stroke" on
the job, is being treated unfair-
ly. She claimed that the manner
in which the Commodore is
alleged to be dealing with her
husband's situation is typical of
the "abuse of power" that she
alleges her spouse and other
officers have experienced since
he took control of the force in
2006.
Contacted about Mrs Flow-
er's concerns on Monday, Mr
Turnquest said he was.aware of
the matter, however, he said he
would not "discuss personnel
matters of individual officers
within the security forces."
However, pressed on the
issue, Mr Turnquest said that
while Mrs Flowers has been


"advocating on behalf of her
husband" he "does not
know...that her husband has
- been advocating those issues."
He added: "I did ask the
Commodore to investigate
those issues."
Mr Turnquest admitted that
his ministry had received other
complaints of heavy-handed-
ness on the part of Commodore
Scavella.
Asked if his ministry followed
up on these complaints, Mr
Turnquest said: "Any credible
complaints that we get we inves-
tigate and try to get to the bot-
tom of it. It's absolutely essen-
tial as the ministry responsible
that we review it."'
A message left for Com-
modore Scavella seeking com-
ment yesterday was not
returned. However, responding
to similar allegations about his
handling of the RBDF in Janu-
ary, Commodore Scavella told
The Tribune that the force was
"in transition" and "going back
to basics."
"We're ensuring the force is
run as a military," he said.
Mrs Flowers has recently giv-
en birth their first child. She
said she hopes her husband will
be around to see their daughter
graduate from college.
During one visit to Nassau
recently she brought a blood
pressure monitor for her hus-
band on the advice of his doc-


Gas expected to hit $6 a gallon


* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
MOTORISTS can expect to
pay up to $6 gallon for gasoline at
the pumps in the relatively near
figureas the price.of oilcontinues
t ,ca~se;. ,ans-the international
market. .
According to the Minister of
Local Government and. Con-
sumer Affairs Sidney Collie, it is
"quite possible" that the price of
a gallon of gasoline could in fact
"eclipse $6 a gallon" as the sum-
mer months approach.
"They are now paying $9 a gal-
lon in London. They have a major
demonstration by the truckers all
over London today, and they are
paying over $9 a gallon," he
pointed out.
While Mr Collie said it is a
"long way" before the Bahamas
gets to the point of paying $9 a
gallon, we do not have afar dis-
tance to go before the country
reaches the $6 a gallon marker.
Currently, at Shell, a gallon of
gasoline costs $5.55; at Esso,
5.32, and at Texaco, $5.59 a gal-
lon.'
Concurring with Mr Collie's
predictions, former minister of
trade and industry Leslie Miller
said that he expects prices, to
reach probably as high as $6.35
a gallon by August, before
decreasing sometime between
October and November.
Mr Miller said that the best
option to give some relief to


unfair increases by retailers, in'
the Family Islands.
,"We have had a number of
complaints about price gouging
-on a number of the Family
Islands and in New Providence,
'and Freeport by some of the car
,rental companies. We- are
presently investigating those, and
we won't speak about the accu-
racy or otherwise of those until
we have some verifiable infor-
mation," the minister said...


Bahamian motorists is to revisit
the margins that the government,
importers, and retailers enjoy on
the price of a gallon of gasoline.
Cutting these margins, along
with joining the Venezuelan gov-
ernment's PetroCaribe Accord,
Mr Miller said, would go a long
way in alleviating the 'pain at the
pumps' for Bahamian motorists.
Tennyson Wells, a former MP
and minister in the first FNM.
administration, quipped that with
gasoline prices being what they
are, he has considered purchas-
ing either a bicycle or motorcycle
to navigate around town.
"People can't afford the diesel,
gas or propane it's just out of
bounds and if it continues on that
vein people'Will have to park their
cars, carpool or get a scooter to
save on gasoline seriously I
think that is what it's going to,
come to with these prices," he
-said.
Minister Collie also revealed
that his ministry is investigating
reports of "price gouging", or


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remove him from it, you should
be held liable if something hap-*
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Murder suspect brags he paid off police claim


THE family of a murdered drug
dealer claim his suspected killer is on
bail "bragging" that he has paid off
investigating police officers.
The man, who allegedly breaks traf-
fic laws repeatedly in Nassau, is also
brazenly selling drugs in Coconut
Grove, it is claimed.
The murder victim was found dead
several years ago the day before he
was due to testify in the trial of a rival
who was accused of threatening to kill
him.


Alleged killer is on bail, say victim's family


His alleged killer, who is said to have
worked for two noted Nassau drug
gangs, was wanted by the United States
for suspected drug-trafficking and is
said to have told associates that he
"could not afford" to go back to jail.
"This man bragged that he paid off
the officers who were investigating the


murder," a member of the victim's
family told The Tribune yesterday.
"He has access to lots of money, has
a number of crooked officers on his
payroll and has prevented us from get-
ting,justice," they alleged.
The family say police claim they are
unable to locate the suspect for ques-


tioning. Yet, they alleged, he signs in at
a local police station three times a
week as a condition of bail.
"He is often seen violating traffic
laws as he rides his motorbike through
Nassau.
"He is also brazenly selling drugs in
Coconut Grove, where he grew up," a


source added. Bail for murderers has
become a hot topic in Nassau.
The recent upsurge in violent crime
is partly blamed on freed killers.
Last week, a spokesperson for eight
witnesses in a high-profile murder tri-
al said they were living in terror
because the suspect was on bail, even
though he had since been charged with
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BEC workers are being
blamed for "scenes of devasta-
tion" at an Abaco settlement,
where several trees have been
cut down to prepare for the hur-
ricane season.
"It looks like two hurricanes
have passed through here
already," said 71-year-old Gor-
don'Carey from his home at
Casuarina Point yesterday.
"I feel so bad about this that,
even though I've lived here 11
years, I am inclined to sell my
home at half its value. It is an
absolutely disgrace."
A BEC tree-lopping crew
moved in last week to protect
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"They have even blocked some
roads. A couple of people here
are even talking about selling
up and leaving.
"I have been trying to con-
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but we can't reach him. I have
been living here for 11 years
and if someone offered me half
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"This is now so horrible that'
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again pretty fast. I have put a lot
of effort into making my prop-
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is a wreck."
The'Tribune attempted to
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calls "bogus" charges.
Yesterday, Mrs Devern Stur-
rup lashed out at "wickedness in
high places" and said: "We have
been let down by the law."
Mrs Sturrup's husband
William, a shop owner and con-
tractor from Fox Hill, was jailed
for a year after being charged
with indecently assaulting a
nine-year-old Haitian girl in
2004.
But the family claim the girl
was caught stealing a doll from
their convenience store and that
a "homeless man" later turned
up trying to extort money from
them, claiming the child had
been assaulted.
Mr Sturrup has now failed in
his appeal against conviction,
prompting his wife to launch an
attack on the legal system.
"People like us don't have


any power to counter this.
There is so much wickedness in
high places here," said Mrs
Sturrup. "I am confused. I don't
want to be in this country no
more."
Mrs Sturrup, clearly upset as
she clutched her three young,
children, said she and her hus-
band were model'Bahamians,
business people who never
allowed themselves to become a
burden on the country.
"We were very motivated,
self-employed people. My hus-
band is a contractor and we
have clients waiting for work to
be done.
"Instead, he is in Fox Hill
Prison, having been accused of
this by a silly little Haitian
immigrant girl."
When Mr Sturrup was first
convicted in April, Mrs Sturrup
told The Tribune: "This is
ridiculous.
"In May, 2004, a little girl, a
nine-year-old Haitian child,


came into the store as a cus-
tomer.
"She was caught stealing and,
in the midst of her being caught
stealing, she decided to cry out
that she had been indecently
assaulted by my husband."
Mrs Sturrup said at one point
during the battle through the
courts, a magistrate said she did-
n't know why the family's attor-
ney didn't move to have the
case thrown out because the
evidence was so ridiculous.
"It was a bunch of foolish-
ness.
"The evidence was undetailed
and inconsistent and the child
had three different testimonies,"
Mrs Sturrup added.
She felt her husband had fall-
en victim to some kind of con-
spiracy.
"Now I am left with these
three young children and we are
near destitute," she said.
"I am trying to bring them up
with no support."


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STOP a Bahamian on the street to ask them about snowboard-
ing, and you may get a number of funny looks, but that is all about
to change.
At a beachside reception, escorted by a Junkhnoo band and
joined by hundreds of Bahamian supporters, Korath Wright offi-
cially announced that he is ready to become the first-ever Winter
Olympian from the Bahamas.
"It feels incredible to get this type of reception from everyone in
the Bahamas," said Mr Wright. "Now that the formal paperwork
has been completed, I can focus on my dream of competing at
the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, And representing my home coun-
try."
Mr Wright was joined by friends, family, members of government
and the Bahamas Olympic Association for the historic event.
All attendees also signed a snowboard emblazoned with the
Bahamian flag, as a show of support for Mr Wright's journey.
He plans to use this board at his first competition on the path to
Olympic qualifications in New Zealand in mid-April.
While in Nassau, Mr Wright met with government agencies, vis-
ited a primary school to speak with students about following your
dreams, and took the opportunity to build excitement for this
Olympic journey.
"I've been in Nassau for the past 10 days talking to people, let-
ting them know my story, and gaining their support," he said.
"Whenever I talk about what I'm doing, people are excited. It's
great to know that I have the support of an entire country behind
me."
His dream began over two years ago in Whistler, Colorado.
After taking third place in his first-ever World Cup, he was
approached by the Bahamas High Commission, asking if he would
ride for his home country.
This contact has not only provided Wright with an opportunity
in snowboarding, but has also established a new connection with his
home country and family.
Pope-Davis recognized as leading
scholar of multicultural counselling


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between 1986 and 2005.
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president and associate provost
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Gender inMulticultural Coun-
selling" and, most recently,
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Transforming the economy through entrepreneurship


THE BAIC and College of the Bahamas business empowerment series
attracted full attendance each night. Pictured are the graduates.


THE revamped business services divi-
sion of Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation has embarked
on a mission to transform the economy
through entrepreneurship.
"We want to create an army of entre-
preneurs who will invade and transform
the Bahamian economic landscape by
establishing sustainable business enter-
prises throughout the Bahamas," said
deputy general manager Don Major.
Coming off a successful 12-week busi-
ness empowerment series, Mr Major
and his team are turning the spotlight on
the vital role of farmers in the govern-
ment's food security thrust.
"We have embarked on a mission to
transform the economy by making infor-
mation available to the general public
about how important and how possible
it is to achieve financial independence


through entrepreneurship," said Mr [--
Major. I
Significant changes were made to this
year's business empowerment series.
The result was capacity attendance each
night.
BAIC was assisted by the College of
the Bahamas School of Business, head-
ed by Remelda Moxey.
Mr Major likened the free series to "a
mini certification course" on how to
start and operate a business.
"We want to launch numbers of
entrepreneurs onto the economy of the
Bahamas," he said. "Entrepreneurs are
considered to be changers.
"Through their process of empower-
ment they can change the landscape of BAIC
the Bahamas because they provide ingth
financial independence for themselves right
and they provide jobs for others." Scho


deputy general manager Don Major makes a point dur-
le business empowerment series graduation. Pictured at
is Remelda Moxey, chairperson, College of the Bahamas
ol of Business.


Health insurance boost for



more than 2,000 nurses


* By REUBEN SHEARER
MORE than 2,000 nurses in
the Public Hospital Authority
and the Ministry of Health will
benefit from group health insur-
ance provided by their work-
places, it has been announced.
The insurance will go into
effect on a date to be
announced next week.
This is good news for nurses
in New Providence and the
Family Islands, who have been
receiving $41 in "risk
allowance" since 2005 to cover
any healthcare charges they
incurred.
This stipend will be discon-
tinued 30 days after the imple-
mentation of the group insur-
ance plan.
Prior to the announcement
of the group health insurance,
nurses had to find their own
plans through private compa-
nies.
Ms Hamilton said that the
new provisions has been "eager-
ly anticipated," as insurance
premiums for nurses are higher
than the average worker.
"The insurance companies
see nurses as high risk," she
said. "When we reach a 65, they .
drop us."


According to Bahamas Nurs-
es Union president Cleola
Hamilton, the new plan has
been under negotiation since
May 2005. This culminated in
the signing of an industrial
agreement by the Public Hos-
pitals Authority and Bahamas
Nurses Union in December of
that year.
The terms of the agreement
stipulate that nurses will receive
wage increases over a five-year
period ending in 2010.
The initial reaction from
members of the nursing union
was that the contract was "sub-
.standard". They said the main


reason this was that insurance
benefits in the plan would not
be accessible until 2008-2009.
Yesterday, Mrs Hamilton
said, "the 2005 signing of the
industrial agreement by both
organizations was considered a
milestone for the Bahamas
Nurses Union; but implemen-
tation of the group health insur-
ance this year is the ultimate
prize of the five year agreement.
"It has been long awaited and
the expectation among nurses
to see this come into fruition is
very high," she added.
In a submission that BNU
sent to the Public Hospitals
Authority for the group insur-
ance plan, nurses requested to


be covered for any medical pro-
cedure except hip replacement
and cosmetic surgery. Dental
and vision problems, if neces-
sary, will be covered under the
plan.
Mrs Hamilton and other
members of the union called on.
Health Minister Dr Hubert
Minnis to work along with gov-
ernment in constructing a plan
to either extend or rebuild the
Princess Margaret Hospital.
"We feel that the Bahamian
population has far outgrown
our public healthcare services
and facilities. There are inci-
dents where we can hardly find
a bed for patients," she said.


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4th National Men's Day Service, Sunday, June 1st
9:30am, The Diplomat Centre, Speaker: Dr. Myles Munroe
Theme: "Celebrating The Legacy & Achievement of Men"
Live Satellite Link with Her Majesty's Prison
Special Music by Prison Choir & The National Boys Choir
Real Men Bahamas Web Site Launch (www.realmenbahamas.org)
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RMM Power Prayer Meeting, Monday, June 2nd
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Grand Bahama elections set for June 26


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

FREEPORT Local gov-
ernment elections for some 50
council seats on Grand Bahama
are scheduled to take place on
June 26.
Candidates vying for those
seats on the council have
already started announcing their
candidacies in the six con-
stituencies on the island.
Alvin Smith and Phil Franks
on Thursday announced that
they will be running as joint
candidates vying for the two
council seats in the Lucaya Con-
stituency.
The Lucaya constituency
makes up two of nine seats on
.the City of Freeport Council.
Smith, who presently serves
as a council member for High
Rock, said his decision to run


Some 50 council seats up for grabs


in Lucaya was due to his change
of residency.
"Many throughout High
Rock have openly expressed
their disappointment that I can
no longer represent them, but
they understand the residency
requirements.
"However, I am over-
whelmed by the encouragement
and support that I have already
received from the residents of
Lucaya," he said.
Mr Smith said he is very
pleased with what he has been
able to accomplish in the com-
munity over the past three
years, including his involvement
with road safety, environmental
beautification, and the reading
programme.


Mr Franks, a senior insurance
executive, is a newcomer to
local government who is hop-
ing to make a difference in
Lucaya. "I can identify with the
community challenges facing
the residents of the Lucaya
Constituency because they are
also my own. I understand the
hopes and aspirations of the
people of Lucaya," he said.
Mr Franks is managing direc-
tor of Trinity Insurance Agents
and Brokers. He has over 30
years of experience in the busi-
ness and residential community
in Lucaya. He has also been
active in the community
through his involvement with
his church, Christ the King, and
as a member of the Kiwanis


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Club of Lucaya. He also served
as Disaster Officer for the Red
Cross. Mr Smith is employed
at the Grand Bahama Airport
as an Air Traffic Controller. He
currently holds a position in
training as an Air Traffic Ser-
vice Instructor.
Mr Smith believes that he and
Mr Franks make an experi-
enced and dynamic team.
He said that together they
will work to develop additional
community centres with pro-
grammes designed for the elder-
ly and young people of the com-
munity.
They have also promised to
focus attention on the develop-
ment of a Creative Arts Pro-
gramme, including music, per-


"Many throughout
High Rock have
openly expressed
their disappoint-
ment that I can no
longer represent
them."


Alvin Smith
forming arts and the visual arts.
Mr Smith and Mr Franks said
that they will also seek to foster
the development of community
based crime watchers pro-
grammes for Lucaya.
The men said they are com-
pleting final work on a blog to
invite residents to share their
concerns, ideas, and suggestions
for the area.


BAIC is working with the
Ministry of Agriculture and
Marine Resources to provide
farmers with information
about training in modern
techniques of food production.
Already farmers' empower-
ment workshops have been
held in New Providence and
Andros.
Seven other islands are ear-
marked for the programme.
"We have had problems'
with our farm production with
there being periods of glut and
periods of famine," said BAIC
deputy general manager Don
Major. It seems everybody


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produces the same things at
the same time. And there is
so much of it, it wastes.
"We have developed a pro-
gramme to deal with that -
the orderly scheduling of
crops.
"As a result, harvest is stag-
gered.
"It creates stability in prices
and a consistent supply of
product."
In a fresh move, BAIC has
undertaken to bring buyers
and producers together. A
data base on farmers and what
they produce has been creat-
ed.
"Because buyers have indi-
cated a very strong commit-
ment to buy Bahamian, we
have taken them at their word.
We say to them 'when we
have it in stock we expect you
to buy, and when we don't,
we have no problem with you
getting a permit to import.'
"We want to marry that
with the Ministry's permit sec-
tion...so they can issue import
permits sparingly ifistead of
just willy-nilly."


0 In brief


US visitors

airlifted to

hospital after

cart accident
* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT Two American
visitors were airlifted to a Florida
hospital after sustaining serious
injuries in a golf cart accident on
the island of Bimini.
Florida residents Melissa Mar-
shall, 27, and Jennifer Doam, 25,
were passengers on a rented golf
cart which overturned along the
main road at Bimini Bay Resort.
Chief Superintendent of Police
Basil Rahming said the women
were being driven by ar other vis-
itor, Ambrose Panico, 24, of
Bradenton, Florida.
The incident occurred around
5.30pm on Monday as Panico was
attempting to negotiate a curve
when he lost control of the cart.
Marshall and Doam were eject-
ed from the vehicle. Doam sus-
tained injuries to her left elbow,
left knee and foot. Ms Marshall
sustained a broken right leg. The
women were taken by Bimini
police to the Alice Town Clinic,
where they were treated for their
injuries. After being airlifted to
a Florida based hospital around
llpm, Mrs Marshall is said to be
in stable condition.

Man jailed

over break-in
Pedro Anthony Bullard, 40, of.
Old Airport Road was sentenced
to 24 months in prison after
pleading guilty to breaking and
entering a fast food restaurant in
Freeport. Bullard appeared
before Magistrate Andrew
Forbes.
He pleaded guilty to breaking
and entering a KFC/Burger King
building with the intent to steal.
He also pleaded guilty stealing
two speaker headphones valued
at $500 from the restaurant.
According to reports, last Fri-
day, police received a report that
a man had smashed the window
of the KFC/Burger King restau-
rant on Yellow Pine Street.
When officers arrived at the
scene, they found the suspect
inside with two headphone sets
in his possession. The stolen
property was returned to the
company.


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Hard Rock Cafe announces

Ambassador of Rock winner


PICTURED are Adrian Barton (British Airways), Karen Sands (Sail Nassau), Linqua Gibson (winner) and Brynn
Felix (General Manager of Hard Rock Cafe).


The 4 week long Ambassador
of Rock Competition has finally
drawn to a close with one lucky
person winning the chance to be
flown to London's Hyde Park to
watch living legend Eric Clapton
along with The Police, Sheryl
Crowe and KT Tunstall to name
but a few.
Linqua Gibson, winner of the
2008 Ambassador of Rock, com-
pletely rocked the house with her
vocal talents in the final of the
karaoke competition held in Hard
Rock Caf6 located in downtown
Charlotte Street last Tuesday. She
was presented with her cheque
by, from the left, Adrian Barton
from British Airways, Karen
Sands from Sail Nassau, Linqua
Gibson, the winner, and Brynn
Felix, General manager of Hard
Rock Cafe
The Ambassador of Rock
(AOR) programme is an annual
event hosted by Hard Rock Inter-
national to promote the Hard
Rock brand globally and essen-
tially market and brand the spirit
of Rock 'n Roll.
This was the first event held by
the Hard Rock Cafe Nassau.
"This was a complete success"
commented Brynn Felix, Gener-
al Manager of Hard Rock Caf6
Nassau. "British Airways and Sail
Nassau were gracious sponsors to
this event ind really added to cre-
ate a phenomenal experience to
all participants".
"We were completely amazed


by the local support during this
competition. This completely,
defines the fact that the spirit of'
music lives in everybody and this
is exactly what Hard Rock is all
about...creating experiences
through our passion for music",
said Mr. Felix.
"This is an unbelievable expe-


rience", said an ecstatic Miss Gib-
son, "I cannot believe that this
has happened. I love singing so
much and I am so thankful that
Hard Rock along with British
Airways and Sail Nassau has
granted me the opportunity to go
to London to watch the concert.
I've never even been to London."


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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 non-refundable application fee of USS100 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, 21 st 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

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WELCOME TO THE MARINE MAX GROUP

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Neko Grant welcomed the Marine Max group during a reception at the Grand
Bahama Yatch Club. With 110 boats affiliated with the Marine Max Company and some 500 passengers, Marine
Max is the largest boaters' event on the Island.


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Cashman, Marine Max district manager for Southeast Florida; Terance Roberts, director of business devel-
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Harbour Island electricity needs

Shin addressed sasv Minister


* By Eric Rose
SMinister of State for Public
SUtilities Phenton Neymour
said the electricity needs for
i Harbour Island are being
addressed.
He said a team is already
on the island assessing the
recent failure of its generator
and a generator trailer unit is
on site ready to supplement
supplies and submarine lines
from mainland Eleuthera.
"We a ;o recognize that, in
the meantime, in addition to
all of these works, we can no
longer a-.dress your problem
in a 'Band-Aid' fashion, as in
t ,,
the past," Mr Neymour told a
Scommur ty meeting on Har-
bour Island. "For that reason,
we signed a contract for a $25-
million facility to be put in
j place for North Eleuthera and
SHarbour Island.
S"Those works, I've been
told, should be completed by
mid-summer of next year."
STraveling with the minister
to Harbour Island were
Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion deputy general manager
Anthony Forbes and assistant
general manager for the
ISouthern Bahamas Mark
SHudson. Member of Parlia-
Iment for North Eleuthera
I Alvin Smith was also on the
island.
SMr Neymour acknowledged
that Harbour Island residents
are still faced with challenges
Sand reliability problems in the
interim.
He sair the government has
Stwo gen "rators in the area,
one already installed in North
!Eleuthera and the other
Recently landed on Harbour
iIsland, which will give added
Capacity to Harbour Island.
S"We ill also have in place
San additional generator, which
Shas not been functioning prop-
erly, put in place in operation,
I have been told by tomorrow
i(May 27)," he said.
Mr Neymour said the gov-
,ernment also knows that there
,will be mishaps and "acts of
'God", such as vehicles knock-
ling down poles or mechanical


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Minister Neymour; and Minister Alvin Smith.


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service in the future.
"We recognize that we have
to put in place added capacity
to meet those concerns," he
said. "We have to address this


problem that we have been
faced with for many years in
Harbour Island by having
both a short term and a long
term plan, which we are
putting in place."


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"Sy & Stella Amoury In
their second joint venture!"
Stella Amoury is set to sail on an Alaskan cruise to celebrate her 90th birthday in early June, when she
plans to take a helicopter to the top of a glacier for a bird's eye view. This mimics her 80th birthday
celebration, when the helicopter ride was through the Grand Canyon in Colorado. So, as you can see,
"You just can't keep a good woman down!"
Stella (nee Watson) was born in West Hampstead, London in 1918. With her older sister, Margaret, she
was brought up and educated by the Sisters of St Dominic Convent School in Hampstead. Nurse's
tIraining began in 1938. World War II broke out in 1939 and after three years of dodging the bombs in
London during the Blitz, Stella briefly joined the Women's Land Army but quickly returned to nursing, and
in 1942 she enlisted in Oueen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, and was immediately posted
abroad First in North Africa, then to Italy for two years in a hospital situated near Vesuvius, which erupted
during her stay (through no fault of Stella'sil, with her final posting being near Cairo, Egypt, the highlight
there being that she was able to hitch a nde to the Holy Land. Stella continues to enthrall listeners with
tales of her Army days.
In 1946 Stella returned to nursing in London. Fate played its hand when Stella was offered a post in what
she describes as the 'beautiful Bahamas' and, probably looking for a bit of adventure, fresh air and
sunshine, she accepted and started in early 1949 as a Nursing Sister at the Bahamas General Hospital.
Cupid soon came to call and Stella met and fell prey to the charms of businessman Sy Amoury and
marriage followed in 1950. In 1952 they opened House of Flowers on Market Sfreet quite a change in
career and not always a b3d of roses! which Stella managed until 1970 when it .:as sold and she retired,
thereafter happily pursuing interests in golf and bridge. Sadly, Stella was widowed in 1979.
In the Bahamas for almost sixty years, Stella is an active member of Sacred Heart Parish, a member of
Inner Wheel, loves to do crossword puzzles and plays bridge not less than twice a week. Independent,
practical and well-organized, Stella likes to keep busy. Every Sunday, after Mass, she can be found
lunching with friends in one of her favourite restaurants. In the summer months, Stella enjoys exercising
in the swimming pool and she still likes to do her own shopping. In fact, earlier this year, shopping included
Sa brand new silver grey Honda Fit, with which she and her various chauffeurs are quite thrilled. A new car,
a trip to Alaska we wonder what other plans this soon-to-be nonagenarian has in the making.

Happy 90th Birthday, Stella, from your friends and bridge partners.
May everything continue to come up roses for you!!


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Housing programme to receive huge boost


FROM page one
ciniiicnt in Iulfilling its election
pledcl ol facilitating the con-
struction (,' some 3000 homes
-- ()(l per year through the


sale of service lots and the
building of some homes.
"It is our intention to devel-
op a number of fully-serviced
residential housing subdivisions
in New Providence and in


selected Family Islands where
the demand for housing remains
high," explained Mr Ingraham
who received thunderous
applause from his caucus upon
making this announcement.
Housing Minister Ken Rus-
sell, was strongly criticised by
the opposition PLP last week
when he acknowledged that the
FNM did not build any houses
in its first year in office. Though,
service lots were made avail-
able by the government.
The FNM said it found the
BMC bankrupt when it came
to office last year, in addition
to a massive bill for the repair of
poor quality houses that the
PLP had built.
The Ingraham model of
reducing the actual construc-
tion of homes by the govern-
ment, but rather providing lots
to wo' 'd-be homeowners at a
nominal fee, also illustrates the
philosophical difference
between the prime minister and
the opposition at this stage of
his career.
The PLP boasts about the
construction of approximately
1300 homes in its five year term.
However, numerous public
complaints have been made by
homeowners about the quality
of some of these homes; and,
the PLP ultimately lost all but
one of these'seats in southern
New Providence in the last elec-
tion.


Mr Russell said that the
FNM model, emphasizing the
sale of service lots, which allows
citizens to build their own
homes, helps to "remove the
politics out of getting a home
from government."
Though people can seek the
government's assistance in
home construction, he contin-
ued, the policy reduces the
problem of "the government
building houses and falling into
this trap of giving houses away
to friends and relatives."
The Bond issue will occur in
three $25 million phases, Mr
Russell explained.
The resolution indicates that
each of the three $25 million
bond offerings referred to as
Q, R and S will be issued in
units of $100,000.
The rate of interest on the
Q Series will be prime, and the
redemption period for these
bend is 15 years; the rate of
interest on the R Series will be
prime plus a quarter and the
redemption period for these
bonds is 20 years; the rate of
interest on the S Series will be
prime plus a half and the
redemption period on these
bonds is 25 years.
Former PLP Housing Minis-
ter Shane Gibson viewed the
FNM's housing announcement
as something that should have
been previously acted upon by
government.


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"I said from last year when
they kept saying that housing
doesn't have any money, if you
give me a dollar to build a
house, and I build the house,
you can't have the dollar and
the house," he said. "And so
from last year they knew hous-
ing needed this money all of a
sudden they come like it's
something revolutionary with
$75 million. I was saying it from
last year that they needed it. So
they are only now implementing
things that should have been
implemented from last year. It
took them a year to see it."
Mr Gibson said the PLP will
have more to say on the issue
upon further analysis of the
budget.


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making news in their
neighborhoods. Perhaps
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good cause, campaigning
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area or have won an
award.
If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.


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The successful candidate should possess the
following qualifications:

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5 or more years banking experience
Previous experience in portfolio and liability
administration would be an asset

Key Skills:
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Relationship Building
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Ability to manage multiple priorities
Demonstrated written and verbal
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Successfully anchors clients with the
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SUMMER ACTING CLASSES

TAUGHT BY ACTRESS AND
FOUNDER OF BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
LESLIE VANDERPOOL


Leslie Vanderpool will be offering on going acting classes: Audition Technique and On Camera class
offered learn the nuts & bolts approach to crafting your work for camera and the theatre.


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Govt announces



massive tax relief


FROM page one
sequences for our primary industry, tourism."
"This budget therefore has been crafted to
take into account the international economic tur-
bulence and uncertainty impacting so harshly on
our own people and on the travel intentions of
people wishing to vacation in The Bahamas."
Some of the major tax cuts include:
The elimination of import duty on a number
of citrus fruits, frozen vegetables, cereals, oat-
meal and breads, particularly whole wheat bread.
The exemption of personal computers, print-
ers and software from the current stamp tax,
making these items completely duty free.
Making duty free the import of energy saving
light bulbs, solar lamps, batteries, converters and
wind engines.
The reduction of the import duties on energy-
saving home appliances from 35 per cent to 15 per
cent, along with the reduction of import duty
rates on energy efficient windows and low-flow
shower heads and toilets to 15 per cent.
The duty rate on Hybrid vehicles, which con-
sume less gasoline than conventional vehicles,
will be reduced from between 45 and 65 per cent,
to 25 per cent.
Under the provisions of the budget, applicants
for homes will become eligible for the exemp-
tion from the payment of Stamp Tax for a wide
range of purchases. These include:
applicants purchasing a lot zoned for resi-
dential development upon which the person pro-
poses to construct a primary dwelling place
applicants purchasing a newly constructed
dwelling place
applicants purchasing a dwelling unfit for
occupation with the intention of occupying the
dwelling upon completion of its renovation
or applicants purchasing an existing dwelling
to serve as their primary residence.
There also will be an exemption from Stamp
Tax on the transfer of a mortgage of a dwelling
place from one financial institution to another,
and exemption from stamp tax where the appli-
cant seeks to consolidate debts by mortgaging a
dwelling home up to a value of $500,000, said
the prime minister.
First-time homeowners will also benefit from
an increase in the ceiling for exemption from real
property taxes, from $250,000 to $500,000, for
the first five years owning their.properties.
While import duty-on a number of building
materials also will be lowered on plywood, ori-
ented strand board, insulation, wooden hurri-
cane shutters, aluminum and wood doors, wood-
en windows, and cement board.
The government will also eliminate the $35,000
ceiling on real property tax for owner-occupied
properties, and will reduce the rate of tax to 0.75
per cent from 1 per cent, on properties valued in


excess of $5 million.
After having reduced the stamp tax on food
items from four to two per cent during his last
stint in office, declared Mr Ingraham, this FNM
government will now eliminate the 2 per cent
stamp tax on 160 food items.
"In particular, this budget embraces my gov-
ernment's social philosophy,-its commitment and
its determination to cushion the harshness of the
impact of the international turbulence upon our
citizens, most particularly low income families
who invariably are impacted first and most acute-
ly," said the prime minister.
There also will be significant changes to the
way revenue is collected, announced Mr Ingra-
ham yesterday.
The government will amalgamate the customs
tariff rates with the corresponding duty rates,
and will extract from the customs tariff those
items which are treated as excises in internation-
al practice, placing them in a new Excise Act.
These include luxury items such as perfumes,
tobacco and cigarettes, and vehicles and petrole-
um.
"Basically the sum of the present rates of cus-
toms duty and stamp duty will become the new
excise rates under the new Excise Act," explained
Mr Ingraham. "The purpose of this exercise is to
follow international practice and also to remove
these taxes from any reduction exercise which
might be necessary as a result of admission into
the World Trade Organisation."
The new Excise Tax is projected to account
for $234 million in revenue during 2008/9 fiscal
year, and customs duty, from which a number of
items will be removed, is expected to account for
$516 million in revenue. This is down from the
$591 million total from the previous fiscal year.
"Stamp taxes on imports having been amal-
gamated with customs duties and built into the
new excise duties will no longer represent a source
of revenue," the prime minister said.
The major share of the budget this year will
again go to education. The education, youth,
sports and culture services will receive a total of
$312 million of recurrent expenditure.
Some of this, expenditure includes $207 million
to the department of education; $27 million to the
College of The Bahamas; and $6 million to the
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute.
The ministry of education will receive another
$31.39 million in capital expenditure.
The Police Force will receive nearly $122 mil-
lion in recurrent expenditure and another $4.96 in
its capital budget.
While overall expenditure in the budget is
expected to be $1,819,371,011 billion, projected
tax and non-tax revenue is $1.574 billion.
Total revenue in the 2008/9 budget is project-
ed at $1,819,556,181.


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FROM page one
several establishments in the Shirley Street area, including her
own, have been the target of attempted robberies and police con-
firmed to her that they had attempted to catch him breaking into
one but he fled the scene. The woman said that the leniency of his
sentencing was likely to have encouraged his criminal ways, and was
also an insult to the "hard work" of the police who caught him.
Police have, since she made them aware of his presence near her
business, informed her that he is hard to catch. "They told me he is
'very, very slippery'," she said. Yesterday, Bishop Simeon Hall,
Chairman of the National Crime Council, a group which advises the
government on crime issues, said that the woman's situation reflects
the "great challenge" facing Bahamian society.


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The comments came as spec-
ulation continued to link Mr
Adderley's brutal death with
the murders of designer Harl
Taylor and academic Dr Thad-
deus McDonald last November.
Though police are still refus-
ing to commit themselves, gay
sources feel it is likely there is a
connection between the three
killings. This is because they
had several similarities in that
all the victims died in their own
homes, all were killed in a par-
ticularly savage manner, and all
were thought to have known
their assailants.
Also, the three murder scenes
are all within a few hundreds
yards of each other the last
one in the midst of a known vice
area. As police continued to
reveal little about their
.inquiries, pressure built up for
answers to what critics are call-


ing an "unacceptable" situation.
The investigators' failure to
catch the killer or killers of Tay-
lor and McDonald has added
extra tension to the Adderley
inquiry. The Bahamian Fathers
for Children Everywhere group
predicted last night that the
Adderley murder would join a
growing list of "cold cases"
involving gays.
"It shows just how endemic
this lifestyle is in our society,"
said a spokesman. "I would
encourage anyone who lives this
lifestyle to co-operate with the


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police to bring quick closure to
this matter."
The spokesman said he had
the greatest respect for the
police, but it seemed strange
they were able to pick up sus-
pects very quickly for the Cable
Beach police shooting, but have
drawn blanks in the gay death
inquiries. "The detection rate
here is quite good for other
crimes, .but it is not for the mur-
der of homosexuals."It is a scary
time for gays. We must accept
that the gay lifestyle is rampant
here and we need to get this


angry homosexual (the killer)
off the street."
The fathers' rights group
insists it is not homophobic, but
is deeply concerned about the
health implications of a ram-
pantly gay society.
"These people go through
anything from 20 to 106 sexual
partners per year, according to
local figures," the spokesman
said. "They can have up to 1,000
partners in a lifetime," he
added. Mr Adderley was killed
at his home in a building which
also houses the AIDS Secre-
tariat. Sources said Dr McDon-
ald was seen visiting adjoining
premises several times before
his death, but were unable to
confirm a firm link between him
and Mr Adderley.
"Mr Adderley was a quiet,
camp sort of person," a source
said. "Harl Taylor and Dr
McDonald were much more
flamboyant."


FNM lifted our ideas PLP

FROM page one
the PLP left in place policies to move our country forward.
''Those polices have now been adopted wholesale from the
Christie administration's blueprint, shamelessly and without attri-
bution. While there were words of empathy for the poor, the dev-
il will surely be in the details.
"The Prime Minister is not a friend of the poor," the Opposition
added claiming that the poor can find "little hope in this budget for
them."
"There is little in the budget in the way of support for the mid-
dle class. There are no details on what will be done to solve crime
and aid our national security. We cannot have a budget of words
and figures only. This country now requires action for the poor and
the middle class. Tomorrow, May 29, Opposition Leader Perry
Christie will hold a press conference to deal in detail with the
Budget," the party said. However, yesterday Prime Minister Ingra-
ham increased the allocation to the Department of Social Ser-
vices from $26.4 million to $31.8 million, an increase of $5.4 million
or 20.5 per cent.
"The increase in budgetary allocation for the Department of
Social Services will permit meaningful increases in all areas of
relief to the poor, including food, uniform, rental and burial assis-
tance, payments in respect of foster care, the student.lunch scheme
and the work programme. I note that the last increase in these ben-
efits to the poor was granted in 2000 during our last term in office,"
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* LAHORE, Pakistan

WHEN Mohammad Imran
was planning the dinner for his
cousin's wedding reception, he
had no excuse to trim the pricey
menu down from six entrees.
Then the government came to
his rescue.
Punjab province's newly
elected leaders announced that
starting this month they would
strictly enforce an often ignored
law that limits wedding feasts
to one main dish a measure
welcomed by Pakistanis strug-
gling with a sagging economy
and rising prices.
At the reception that Imran
recently hosted in Lahore, the
main dish was mutton karahi.
"It saved me around 100,000
rupees ($1,430)," said the 34-
Syear-old real estate dealer.
He said he had to insist on
following the rule over strong
opposition from other family
members, who didn't want to
buck social pressures to put on


Newly elected leaders

enforcing 'one dish' rule


a lavish feast.
"We are passing through a
very tough period. Everyone
needs savings," Imran said.
Pakistan's economy is slow-
ing, and increases in global food
costs have made matters worse.
The price of a staple like rice
has soared 150 percent the past
year and wheat flour is in short
supply. Middle-class Pakistanis
must devote more of their
incomes to basics, while the
poor struggle to get by.
It was poor families the
national government set out to
help by enacting a law in the
1990s limiting wedding meals,
giving them a way to avoid a
cultural burden without feeling
humiliated. At one point, only
soft drinks or hot drinks like tea
were allowed, but court chal-


lenges and amendments now
permit one entree, accompa-
nied by a few appropriate side
dishes such as rice.
The law has been only spo-
radically enforced, however,
probably because it runs against
powerful tradition.
Pakistani weddings tend to
be grand, colorful affairs, often
lasting several days and involv-
ing hundreds of guests. Many
families start saving for the wed-
ding the day a child is born.
Costs vary, but including
dowries and jewelry, the
wealthy can spend tens of thou-
sands of dollars on a wedding,
while poorer families might
spend in the thousands.
The cultural pressure to
throw a big wedding cuts across
the class spectrum in this large-


ly impoverished country of 160
million people, where the
World Bank estimates per capi-
ta income is $800 a year. Fami-
lies sometimes go into deep
debt to pay for a wedding
beyond their means.
Zakir Hussain, a Rawalpindi
dealer in scrap bottles, said that
a few years ago he regularly put
aside about a third of his
income to pay for his older
daughter's wedding, which cost
about $5,000.
But double-digit inflation is
eating away at his wallet. He
said the rising price of rice and
flour and other items means he
is not able to save any money
for his son and younger daugh-
ter's future nuptials.
"We'll try our best to throw
them nice weddings," said Hus-
sain, who earns about $145 a
month. "God might be merciful
on us."
His 16-year-old daughter,
Asma, said she would prefer
everything be kept simple any-
way.


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UNITED NATIONS
U.N. Secretary-General Ban
Ki-Moon said Tuesday the
United Nations will investigate
allegations by a leading chil-
dren's charity that U.N. peace-
keepers are involved in wide-
spread sexual abuse of children.
The report by Save the Chil-
dren UK, based on field
research in southern Sudan,
Ivory Coast and Haiti,
describes a litany of sexual
crimes committed by peace-
keepers and international relief
workers against children as
young as 6.
It said some children were
denied food aid unless they
granted sexual favors; others
were forced to have sex or to
take part in child pornography;
many more were subjected to
.;,.improper touching or kissing.
"The report shows sexual
S-abuse has been widely under-
reported because children are
.afraid to come forward," Jas-
mine Whitbread, chief execu-
tive of Save the Children UK,
told Associated Press Televi-
sion News.
"A tiny proportion of peace-
keepers and aid workers are
U busing the children they were
Sent to protect. It ranges from
?sex for food to coerced sex. It's
i 'espicable."
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d on of minors a "very serious
-----issue," Ban reiterated to
reporters that he has a "zero
tolerance" policy for such acts
by U.N. personnel.
"I think.that the report is
very valuable and does give us
some good points to which the
United Nations should contin-
ue to address this issue," Ban
said. "On all these cases which
have been raised, we will very
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for the Olympics, tickets for the opening.and closing ceremonies are embedded with a microchip containing the bearer's photograph, passport details, addresses, e-mail and
telephone numbers. The intent is to keep potential troublemakers from the 91,000-seat National Stadium as billions watch on TV screens around the world.



Ultra-tight ticket security



for Olympic ceremonies


* BEIJINGI
CHINA has ratcheted up sur-
veillance and security in every
phase of the Beijing Olympics
- even the tickets.
In a move unprecedented for
the Olympics, tickets for the
opening and closing ceremonies
are embedded with a microchip
containing the bearer's photo-
graph, passport details, address-
es, e-mail and telephone num-
bers.
The intent is to keep potential
troublemakers from the 91,000-
seat National Stadium as billions
watch on TV screens around the
world. Along with terrorists, Chi-
nese officials fear protesters
might wreck the glitzy cere-
monies, unfurling Tibet flags,
anti-China banners or even T-
shirts adorned with strident mes-
sages.
Aside from concerns about
privacy and identity theft, the
high-tech tickets also threaten
chaos at the turnstiles.
Tickets for the Aug. 8 opening
ceremony are the most expen-
sive.of the games a top price
of $720 and many are in the
hands of dignitaries and friends.
Delays could create terrible pub-


licity on opening night.
"They should be concentrat-
ing on sniffing out the kinds of
dangerous stuff rather than wor-
rying about the identify of the
people with the tickets," said
Roger Clarke, an Australian
security expert. His Namax Con-
sultancy in Canbbrra advises
businesses in online security and
identity authentication.
"The way in which you recog-
nize an evildoer, somebody who
wants to throw a bomb, some-
body who wants to unfurl a Tibet
flag is not on the basis of their
identify," Clarke added. "It's the
act that they perform and it's the
materials they carry with them."
China was toughened visa
restrictions and increased checks
at hotels and entertainment areas
- all designed to keep track of
foreigners as the games
approach. Several targe public
gatherings have been canceled.
Thousands of closed-circuit TV
cameras will be deployed in and
around the venues. Organizers
have acknowledged that some
security officials will be dressed
in volunteer uniforms. Passen-
gers riding the subway and major
bus routes will also undergo strict
checks. China has developed


some of the world's most
advanced RFID (radio frequen-
cy identification) technology,
some aimed at keeping tight con-
trol over its citizens and borders.
It's used on Chinese driver's
licenses and ID cards.
Chinese authorities initially
considered tying all 6.8 million
.tickets to individuals, which was
attempted two years ago in soc-
cer's World Cup in Germany.
German officials eventually
backed off the plan it made
tickets difficult to transfer or
resell and scanned only 500-
1,000 tickets at each game rather
than all tickets.
The plan was aimed at deter-
ring scalpers and soccer hooli-
gans. But initially it caused long
lines and criticism from fans and
soccer's world governing body,
which said it was too strict and
elaborate.
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all Beijing Olympics tickets, but
only opening and closing tickets
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data. This makes them in the-
ory nontransferable. The oth-
er tickets are transferable, and
the RFID technology is being
touted as a deterrent and an anti-
counterfeit device.


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Nazi's gay victims


* BERLIN
GERMANY unveiled a
memorial Tuesday to the Nazis'
long-ignored gay victims, a mon-
ument that also aims to address
ongoing discrimination by con-
fronting visitors with An image of
a same-sex couple kissing.
The memorial a sloping
gray concrete slab on the edge of
Berlin's Tiergarten park -
echoes the vast field of smaller
slabs that make up Germany's
memorial to Jewish victims of
the Holocaust, opened three
years ago just across the road.
The pavilion-sized slab
includes a small window where
visitors can view a video clip of
two men kissing.
Berlin's openly gay mayor,
Klaus Wowereit, said the mon-
ument was a reminder of the
ongoing struggles that still con-
front gays.
"This memorial is important
from two points.of view to
commemorate the victims, but
also to make clear that even
today, after we have achieved
so much in terms of equal treat-
ment, discrimination still exists
daily," Wowereit said as he inau-
gurated the memorial alongside
Culture Minister Bernd Neu-
mann.
Nazi Germany declared
homosexuality a threat to the
German race and convicted


some 50,000 homosexuals as
criminals. An estimated 10,000
to 15,000 gay men were deport-
ed to concentration camps,
where few survived.
"This is a story that many peo-
ple don't know about, and I
think it's fantastic ... that the
German state finally decided to
make a memorial to honor these
victims as well," said Ingar
Dragset, a Berlin-based Norwe-
gian who designed the memori-

'That is symptomatic
of a postwar society
which simply kept
quiet about a group
of victims."

Ingar Dragset
al along with Danish-born
Michael Elmgreen.
The commemoration "unfor-
tunately comes too late for those
who were persecuted and sur-
vived in 1945," said Guenter
Dworek, of Germany's Lesbian
and Gay Association. "That is
very bitter."
He said the last ex-prisoner
that his group knows of died in
2005. Wowereit echoed his
regret over the time it took to


honor the Nazis' gay victims.
"That is symptomatic of a
postwar society which simply
kept quiet about a group of vic-
tims, which ... contributed to
these victims being discriminat-
ed against twice," he said.
Few gays convicted by the
Nazis came forward after World
War II because of the stigma
attached to homosexuality. The
law used against them remained
on the books in West Germany
until 1969, and Dworek said
there were 50,000 convictions
under the legislation after the
war.
Not until 2002 did the Ger-
man parliament issue a formal
pardon for homosexuals con-
victed under the Nazis. One rea-
son it took so long was because
the legislation had been linked to
a blanket rehabilitation of 22,000
Wehrmacht deserters a move
many conservatives opposed.
The effort to get a memorial
built started in 1992, and a 1999
parliament decision to build the
memorial to the Holocaust's 6
million Jewish victims also called
for "commemorating in a worthy
fashion the other victims of the
Nazis." In 2001, Jewish and Gyp-
sy leaders backed an appeal for a
monument to the gay victims.
After lawmakers approved its
construction, a jury picked the
winning design in early 2006 out
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Sports has been one of the few
things unifying Iraqis in recent
years with soccer victories
bringing Shiites, Sunnis and
Kurds alike into.the streets
cheering.
But a bitter fight between the
government and the country's
Olympic committee and sports
federations is putting Iraq at risk
of being banned from World
Cup qualifying matches and this
summer's Olympic Games in
Beijing.
The feud is mired in politics.
The government accuses the
National Olympic Committee of
corruption, while supporters of
the group charge that officials
really want to control the inde-
pendent sports groups so they
can install their own people in
lucrative and prestigious posts.
But there is also an underlying
layer of Iraq's sectarian bitter-
ness: The Youth and Sports Min-
istry is dominated by Shiites,
while the Olympic committee
includes four holdovers from the
Sunni-dominated regime of Sad-


dam Hussein, whose feared son
Odai ran the panel.
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National Olympic Committee,
including its chief, were kid-
napped nearly two years ago and
there has been no word on their
fate. At the time, some Iraqis
accused Shiite militiamen,
though there is no public evi-
dence the abduction was con-
nected to the sports dispute.
The power struggle came to a
head last week when Iraq's gov-
ernment ordered the dissolution
of the National Olympic Com-
mittee, arguing it was illegitimate
because it could not reach a quo-
rum since the kidnapping and
was involved in financial wrong-
doing.
The International Olympic
Committee denounced the order
as "serious interference" in what
is supposed to be an indepen-
dent body and demanded the
government respect the Iraqi
committee's autonomy.
FIFA, the governing body of
world soccer, banned the Iraqi
soccer federation from interna-
tional play for a year unless the


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Olympic committee's dissolution
is rescinded by Thursday. If it
stands, the ban will keep Iraq's
national team out of qualifying
matches for the 2010 World Cup,
including a game against Aus-
tralia scheduled for Sunday in
,Brisbane. The spokesman of an
interim National Olympic Com-
mittee installed by the govern-
ment, Jazair al'Sahlani, said
Tuesday that the decision "is firm
and will not be reconsidered."
The IOC's executive board is
to discuss the situation when it
meets in Athens, Greece, next
week but has not said what steps
it might take if Iraq doesn't give
.in. The disbanded committee's
head, Bashar Mustafa, said the
government order makes it
unlikely Iraq will be able to par-
ticipate in the Beijing Olympics
this August or the World Cup.in
two years.
"Depriving our Olympic and
national teams of world cham-
pionships will have a negative
effect on the Iraqi people, who
patiently look forward to such
events to forget their sufferings,"
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target to bring inflation relief


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
T he Government subtly
moved to shift the tax bur-
den from the poor to the
rich in yesterday's 2008-
2009 Budget, and bring some relief
to lower income Bahamians hit hard
by rising food and energy costs, as
Prime Minister Ingraham indicated
he was prepared to breach a key fiscal
target to ease current economic pres-
sures.
Addressing the House of Assem-
bly, Mr Ingraham said the Govern-
ment was set "to move to the upper
limit" of the 30-35 per cent range it
had targeted for the Bahamas' gov-
ernment debt/gross domestic product
ratio for the 2008-2009 fiscal year, in
an effort to ease the impact rising
energy and food costs were having
on Bahamian households and busi-
nesses.
The Government felt able to do
this, the Prime Minister said, because


PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham standi
House of Assembly yesterday...
its "prudent" stance during previous
years had given it the "fiscal head-
room" to reduce duties and provide


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ng) delivers the '08-'09 Budget in the

fiscal incentives to aid consumers and
stimulate the economy, "without com-
promising the medium-term fiscal pol-


* PM moves to shift tax burden and combat rising food and energy,
costs, with stimulus and exemption package set to push
government debt/GDP ratio above 35 per cent in 2008-2009
* Fiscal deficit to rise to 2.1 per cent of GDP in forthcoming
year, compared to 1.7 per cent in 2007-2008
* Bahamas growth projections revised down to two
per cent in 2008, and 2.5 per cent in 2009
* Two-year suspension of BEC fuel import duty, and
stamp duty reductions on 160 food items
* Fiscal measures to.stimulate energy efficiency, and
revitalise real estate and construction industries


icy stance".
Both the former PLP administra-
tion and current government have
described the debt to GDP ratio as a
key fiscal indicator, with policy "to
contain the ratio of government debt
to GDP within the 30-25 per cent
range and, as far as possible, to reduce


it to about 30 per cent of GDP".
For the 2008-2009 Budget year, the
Government is projecting that tie
Government debt/GDP ratio will
increase to 35.2 per cent from 34.7

SEE page 16B


Electronic payment

system testing to start

'within two weeks'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
TES, INGth t
the Bahamas I nterna
banking w
tem o pruCposcd
election' C Ato--
ment, _\stLcn In
set ts goingg
within the c t t
two weeks, The
Tribune was
told, with there
being "no reason" why the
October'2008 deadline for it
to 'go live' cannot be met.
Paul McWeeney, Bank of
the Bahamas International's
managing director, who is also
head of the Clearing Banks
Association's (CBA) Auto-
mated Clearing House (ACH)
working group, said the pro-
ject was ''moving fine", with
testing due to start "hopefully
next week".
Initial testing will involve
Commonwealth Bank and
Bank of the Bahamas Interna-
tional using the ACH system,
the other commercial banks


'No reason' why October
deadline cannot be met
linking into 'the system once
that goes fine and their own
interfaces are developed.
Mr McWeeney said of the
ACH: "The core staff'are on
board. The facility is set up at
our Village Road branch. The
banks gave a readiness report
at a meeting last week, and all
the banks are looking forward
to being ready.
"As far as all the clearing
banks are concerned, there is
no reason why the October
deadline cannot be achieved.
A lot of the equipment has
arrived and been installed
already."
Mr McWeeney said the
ACH manager and a fully
Bahamian staff had been hired
already, while the software
provider, New York-based
Montran, was due to send its
staff to the Bahamas this week.

SEE page 15B


BTC's

privatization

can wipe out

deficit

M By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government is pro-
jecting that recurrent revenues
will increase by 6 per cent year-
on-year to keep its Budgetary
forecasts afloat, driven by
enhanced administration and
foreign investment inflows,
with this year's outlook likely
to gain a significant boost from
the Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company's (BTC) pri-
vatisation.


Government 'wakes

up' on 08-09 Budget


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE 2008-2009 Budget
shows the Government has
\\Pkcln up [o kc\ it'ilcI', lac-
in' fhe'Brl3ijmari' i-conoiny,
the Bahamas Chamber of


Commerce's president told
The Tribune yesterday, as he
raised the administration


Government to 'eliminate'

Stamp Duty on imports


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor


for trying to stimulate key THE Government will effec-
industries and put more dis- tively eliminate Stamp Duty
on all imports when the 2008-
20 ................ .... .. 09 Budget year starts on July
SEE page 14B i, 201us, \ as announced )es-
terday, as they will either be
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amalgamated with customs
duties into a single rate or
absorbed into the new Excise.
Tax that attempts to protect
high revenue earning items
from global trade agreements.

SEE page 17B


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No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES
Appraisal: $930,000.00


All that lot of land having
an area of 3000D square

=Kas Westrli-ge Estates
MS Addition. Situale In the
Western District on tthe
I sland of New PrvtYLence,
"-".. .. -.-. Located on the subject
1-; .property is a newly cone
-strcted sinle storey
atrcture comprising 6,000 teet of living space with a three Cr Oarage.
The building I. 75% completed andr comilprises five bedrooms, four and a hall
Fbaths study, living,'dlnln, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator ro om
Location: Fionm Supe rvalue West EBy, take the ro a heading west Into WestrUige, take the
first core ron the Right, Westricge Driw. Subject pope rty will be about the seventh on the
right hanr silde of the road.
*i


Lot #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY
Appraisal $591,955.00


A mulitfnamiy lot of 12,225 square
comprising three structures. One com
unit at the front comprising 1638 a
porch of 200 square feet of living space
middle structure {town house) of
square feet of living space that
complete and the third building at the
of the property up -to beft c
comprising 1627 square feet.
building has two bedrooms, one bathr
living and dining areas nd kitchen.
Directions: Travelling West on Carmichae
tun onto Bacardi Road. Travel South
Millar's Pond just before reaching Bacardi.
Right onto paved road after passing the
Subject is locatedon the Rightside.of the rm


feet

md a
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1626
80%
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SEABREEZE.
Appraisal $638,676.00
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Executive tyled house which has been converted into three unil.,
The first unit features an open plan in the outer area consl9tinig of living, dining
with sunken iaoor, klchen, and powder room. The inner area consists o three
bedrooms, three bathe ienluding a master suite and master bath, consisting of a
large Jacumzl, shower and walk in closets.The second unit consists of twoj
bedrooms, one bath, living, dining, kil hen, office area. The third unitconsists of an
open plan with klttchen, living, bedroom and a private bedroom,
Added features,: Enclosed pool, central air condition, courtyard, and tenced In
patlos.
DIreetrns to property: Take Prince Charles heading east, turn at the light at the Intersection
of Seabreeze and Prince Charles Drive. Golf Course Boulevard. take third corner on their
right. Bay Cedar Aw nue then take second comer on left, Darling Plum Grove, subject wlll
be aboutthe 5th propertyon the left.

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Lot #31 TWYNAM ESTATES
Appraisal $456,000.00

A single family property
comprising 1,350 square feet.
Located on this property is an 11 -
year-old single family two storey
residence comprising 3,794
square feet of liv ing space.
The lower floor consist of living,
dining and kitchen area guest
bedrooms, a stainway, bathroom
and other public areas. The upper
floor contains two bedrooms, one
bathroom, Master Suite inclusive
of bedroom, bathroom and
balcony.
Directions Travelling East on Prince
Charles Drive, turn Right at Super "'- .
Value Fod Store. Proced to the -J.untian, turn left, then an immediate Right. Property
is located near the Dead End corner on the Right side of the road.


Located on this .30 of an,ace property is a newly built 1,900 square feet of
living apace aingie family dwelling comprising an entrance porch, tour
tedrooma, two bathrooms and kitchen; a living dining, powder and laundry
room with adequate closet and storage space.


Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33, CHURCHILL COURT,
BAHAMIA MARINA & BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA
Appraisal: $337,000.00


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SAl that lot of land having an area of 16,533 s ft. being lot No. 37 of the subdivis In
Known and designated as Baharmia Marl-anl d Bahamia Section 4 Subdivision,
I Feepat, Orard Bahama, Located on this property t a structure camprisIng a 3
year old duplex astructue which covers approximately (3,058) square feet.
I Apartment consisting of two aP2edroants, 24-athrorm with private Jacua in'master
Sbath, spacious ving and dining roamn, full service kitchen, a laundry and utility
-room, foyer haflway with linen and storage closet. The property is fully secured b
sai toot plastl coated chaa nd4ink fence runs along the side and rear and adjohns the
Sprinted 4 oot wall, with 5 tool pillars at front with electronic gate.



LOT No. 13, BLOCK KN, UNIT 1
BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION Appraisal: 540,000.00
The property has an area of 1 3.027 square feet or .30 of an acre.


EMERALD BAY SUBDIVISION Unit 2 Block 43
Lot Numbers 20 2 21, DUNTON LANE


FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA


Appraisal: S37,000.00 ea.


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



EMERALD BAY SUBDIVISION Unit 2 Block 43
Lot Numbers 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27
DEBEN LANE FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA
Appraisal: Lot 23 $37,000.00, Lots 24.27 S35,000.00 ea.
Each lot is vacant and irregular in shape and contains an area of 18,278
square feet. The lots are Multifamily zoned.


Lot No. 20, Block 1, Unit 3
FORTUNE POINT SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $38,000.00

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







CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION
Appraisal: $673,075.00



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The subject property is located on Kingway Road and Is developed with an
area of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon Is a eslidence comprised of 3,645
square feet of living accommodations, inclusive of 4 bedrooms, baths, with
laundry and utility spaces and a two bedroom one bath guest cottage of 600
square feet. The property is tenced with white picket fencing and has a
SGazebo at the highest portion of the property,
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Appraisal: $219,814.00


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Downtown Revitalisation IAf


Act heralded as 'magnificent'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
CHARLES Klonaris, the
Nassau Tourism and Develop-
ment Board's (NTDB) chair-
man yesterday described as
"magnificent" the proposed
Act to revitalise downtown
Bay Street, with the investment
incentives almost exactly what
the private sector had recom-
mended to the Government.
In unveiling the City of Nas-
sau Revitalisation Act, which
was tabled at its First Reading
in the House of Assembly yes-
terday, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said the legislation
was intended to "focus capital
investment in the city of Nas-
sau over the next five years.
When enacted into law, the
provisions of the Act will grant
exemptions and fiscal incen-
tives to persons making capital
investments in the city".
Intended to supplement the
recent amendment to the
Hotels Encouragement Act,
which extended customs,
stamp and real property tax
breaks to Bahamian-owned
tourism-related businesses in
the city of Nassau, to help
them upgrade and expand
their businesses, Mr Ingraham
said the new Act would focus
on property renovations and
upgrades in the downtown Bay
Street area.
Among the fiscal incentives
provided under the Act will be
exemptions from customs
duties and excise taxes on all
building materials brought into
the Bahamas for upgrades,
renovations and repairs to
commercial and residential
properties in Nassau.
Another incentive will be 10-
year real property tax exemp-
tions for properties subject to
such renovations, including any
additions and the land upon
which they sit.
Responding to the Prime
Minister's announcement, Mr
Klonaris said: "That's magnif-
icept. We felt the incentives
were an integral part of mov-
ing the process forward, andl.
ing, proce


PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingra-
ham (standing) delivers the '08-
'09 Budget in the House of
Assembly yesterday...

congratulate the Prime Minis-
ter for introducing these incen-
tives. They are critical, and an
integral part of the whole rede-
velopment.
"We feel they're going to
speed, up and encourage the
whole redevelopment of down-
town."
Mr Klonaris said the incen-
tives were part of the reform
package recommended to the
Government by the NTDB
and private sector, and added:
"We're pleased to see they've
embraced them."
Dionisio D'Aguilar, the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce's president, said of the
Act: "It demonstrates the Gov-
ernment is serious about mov-
ing forward with the redevel-
opment of Bay Street."
Mr Ingraham said of the new
legislation: "We fully expect
that this Bill, when enacted,
will serve as a catalyst for
investment in our capital city,
restoring the city centre to its
former status as a charming
and picturesque capital cater-
ing to the needs and tastes of
individuals of wide ranging


interests.
"The city of Nassau is, with-
out doubt, the economic, polit-
ical, cultural and historic centre
of our nation. Its vitality has
been the source of great pride
and prosperity for our people
over the years.
"Regrettably, today the city
is in serious decline, having
fallen into an unacceptable
state of urban blight. Too
many buildings in the centre
of the, city are in need of
Upgrade and refurbishment .
The city is devoid of cultural
dynamism, is short of upscale
restaurants and lacks places of
entertainment or spaces for
leisure. Increasingly the city
appears disconnected from the
soul of our nation, the people
who live here.
"It is urgent that we act to
rescue and revitalize our capi-
tal city."
The Prime Minister added
that the dredging of Nassau
Harbour, to accommodate the
new larger cruise ship class,
would start before year-end
and would provide dredged
material to "create a board-
walk extending from Prince
George Wharf eastward to
Armstrong Street, creating
opportunities for the develop-
ment of a promenade bounded
by restaurants, specialty stores
and entertainment establish-
ments.
"It is also expected that the
dredging of the harbour will
provide sufficient material to
facilitate the expansion of
Arawak Cay westward, or
alternatively the creation of a
second artificial island con-
nected to the mainland by a
bridge or causeway, to accom-
modate the relocated com-
mercial port, which, will be in
the Arawak Cay area.
"In a related development,
an inland depot will be devel-
oped to receive for storage car-
go off-loaded at Arawak Cay
and moved inland overnight,
thereby avoiding congestion
now associated with cargo
movement during peak traffic
hours."


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BTC's




privatization


can


wipe


out deficit


FROM page 1B

The Tribune has learnt, from
reliable sources, that the Gov-
ernment could be prepared to
sell as much as a 75 per cent
stake in BTC if the terms are
right and, something that could
entice Bluewater Communica-
tions Holdings into paying
more than the $260 million it
was previously prepared to
pay.
In any event, given that the
Government has committed to
privatising BTC by year-end
2008, and that the projected
GFS fiscal deficit is $165 mil-
lion ($235 million with debt


redemption factored in), the
$260 million that Bluewater
was previously prepared to pay
would more than wipe out the
projected fiscal deficit.
No allowance was made in
the 2008-2009 Budget for the
receipt of proceeds from the
privatization of BTC or
Bahamasair.
The latter will this forth-
coming Budget year receive a
$28 million subsidy from the
Government, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham adding: "We
fully expect any shortfall in
Bahamasair's financial needs
to be met by its business oper-
ations. We don't expect them
to come back."


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A further $19 million will be
provided to the Water & Sew-
erage Corporation, along with
$3 million for a water system
on Green Turtle Cay, Abaco,
while another $11.7 million
goes to the Broadcasting Cor-
poration of the Bahamas.
While the projected fiscal
deficit for the current 2007-
2008 Budget year is likely to
be greater than projected, at
1.7 per cent of GDP, the Gov-
ernment is still projecting it
will generate the $20 million
recurrent surplus it initially
forecast.
Total revenues for this cur-
rent Budget year are projected
to come in at $1.46 billion, with
total recurrent spending on the
Government's fixed costs
reaching $1.44 billion.
For 2008-2009, that recur-
rent surplus is projected to nar-
row to $5 million, with total
revenues of $1.574 billion just
ahead of $1.569 billion in total
spending.
Capital spending for 2008-
2009 is forecast to be $250 mil-
lion, producing a $240 million
capital deficit that will result
in a total $235 million deficit
when the recurrent surplus is
factored in. Stripping out $70
million in debt redemption will
leave the Government with a
2008-2009 fiscaldeficit of $165
million, an amount equivalent
to 2.1 per cent of GDP.
The FNM government, like
its predecessors, appears to be
,relying heavily on increased
revenues and economic (GDP)
growth to keep its key fiscal
target ratios in line, and the
deficit and national debt under
control, rather than reductions
in public spending.
For 2009-2010, the Govern-
ment is currently projecting a
fiscal deficit of $96.56 million
or 1.2 per cent of GDP, based
on total revenues of $1.668 bil-
lion and recurrent spending of
$1.64 billion. This will generate
a $28 million recurrent surplus,
and stripping out $90 million in
debt redemption reduces the
fiscal deficit from $187 million.
In 2010-2011, the Govern-
ment is forecasting that the
GFS fiscal deficit will fall to
$95 million or 1.1 per cent of
GDP. A recurrent surplus of
$30 million will be generated
by $1.75 billion in revenues
and recurrent spending of
$1.72 billion.





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THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2008, PAGE 5B


Capital spending




increases by




11 per cent


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Government has
increased capital spending pro-
visions for the fiscal year 200-
2009 by 11 per cent to $250 mil-
lion, with Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham yesterday
vowing that there will be a
higher level of transparency on
subsidies to government agen-
cies.
Making his budget commu-
nication, Mr Ingraham said the
increased funding signals his
government's commitment to
modernizing and expanding the
nation's infrastructure.
The Government is to pro-
vide $80 million in Sundry Cap-
ital Expenditure to make pay-
ments to Bahamasair, the
Broadcasting Corporation, the
Water and Sewerage Corpora-
tion and a number of other
government entities.
"I do want to point out that
in the 2008-2009 Budget we are
providing a higher level of
transparency. with respect to
subvention to government
agencies, than has ever been
done before. In this budget, we
allocate $28 million to Bahama-
sair. We fully expect any short-
fall in Bahamasair financial
needs to be met by its business
operations. We don't expect
them to come back," he said.
Included in the recurrent
spending side of the Budget are
the negotiated pay rises for civ-
il servants of $750 and $1200
for teachers.
The education, youth, sports


PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingra-
ham (standing) delivers the '08-
'09 Budget in the House of
Assembly yesterday...

and culture services receive a
total of $312 million, or 20 per
cent, of total recurrent spend-
ing. Of this, the Department of
Education will receive $207
million. The College of the
Bahamas will receive $27 mil-
lion. The Bahamas Technical
and Vocational Institute
(BTVI) will receive $6 million.
The Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture will receive $15
million. The Ministry of Edu-
cation will receive $48 million.
The Public Hospitals
Authority will receive $174 mil-
lion and the Ministry of Health


almost $20 million. Addition-
ally, the Department of Envi-
ronmental Health Services will
receive $36 million and the
Public Health Department will
receive $29 million. The Social
Services Department will
receive $35 million.
Acknowledging the contin-
ued rise in the cost of energy
and food prices, and its partic-
ular impact on low income
families, the government is
increasing its Department of
Social Services allocation to
$31.8 million.
"We know that the poverty
study, which was launched
when we were last in office,
placed the poverty line in the
Bahamas at about $2,863 or
about $238 per month. This
has to be compared to the
United Nation's poverty line
of some $300 per year or $1
per day," Mr Ingraham said.
"When we came to office just
over a year ago, the allocation
for the Department of Social
Services was $26.4 million. In
the 2007-2008 budget, we
increased that Department's
budget allocation to $31.8 mil-
lion, an increase of $5.4 million
or 20.5 per cent. Some $3 mil-
lion of the Department's Bud-
get was specifically earmarked
for poverty alleviation.
"The increase in budgetary
allocation for the Department
of Social Services will permit
meaningful increases in all
areas of relief to the poor,
including food, uniform, rental
and burial assistance, payments
in respect of foster care, the
student lunch scheme and the
work programme."


ARAWAK

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LAND SURVEYOR

QUALIFICATIONS
* College Degree or equivalent ?Minimum 5 years experience as a licensed Surveyor
* Proficient in reading and understanding survey plans
* Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
* Good communication and organizational skill

BASIC JOB DESCRIPTION
The Land Surveyor's responsibility will be to execute all phases in basic surveying,
designing and laying out of subdivisions, levelling of roads from engineering plans,
supervision and training of chainmen and have projects completed within estimated
time.
Typical work activities include:
Surveying of lots for building contractors
Preparation of survey plans
Recording of survey plans

Qualities:
* Self motivated
* Must be a team player
* Creative
* Patient
* A good Listener
* A people person
* A thorough understanding of the issues involved in subdivisions surveying
* A practical, logistical mind.
* Numeracy
* Ability to develop good relationships with other professionals
* Excellent organizational skills.

Compensation
* Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Assurance of Confidentiality
* Assurance is given that every applicant will be treated in the strictest of confidence

Deliver to:
Sunshine House
Shirley Street at Highland Terrace
Email: position@arawakhomes.com
Telephone:394-0011 Fax:394-0019


SPublic Utilities Commission






PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

BAHAMAS NATIONAL NUMBERING PLAN

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) hereby invites comments
from licensees, other stakeholders and the general public on
its consultation document on the National Numbering Plan for
The Bahamas.

The goals of this consultation are to:

a) inform licensees, other stakeholders and the general public of the
PUC's intention to develop a National Numbering Plan to
administer and manage numbering resources for current and
future needs; and
b) invite comments from licensees, other stakeholders and the
general public.

Section 6(4) of the Telecommunications Act, 1999 requires the PUC
to act in a timely, transparent, objective and non-discriminatory
manner and consistent with the objectives of the Act. While
section 6(5) of the Act requires the Commission to publish its
proposals on any general instruction intended to be issued under
any part of the Act and allow a reasonable period of'consultation.

Copies of this document can be obtained from the PUC's office located
at 4th Terrace East, Collins Avenue or downloaded from the PUC's
website at www.pucbahamas.gov.bs. Written comments should
be submitted by August 15, 2008 via post, hand delivery,
facsimile or e-mail to:

Mr. Barrett Russell,
Executive Director
Public Utilities Commission
P.O. Box N-4860
Fourth Terrace East
Collins Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas

Fax: 242 323-7288
Email: info@pucbahamas. gov.bs.







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 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 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 telephone system 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 'Empower' 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.
1.0. 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 prefetred with
Business Management experience.
Certifications in MCSE, CCNA, MSSQL, Oracle and JavaScript are beneficial.
At least Five years programming, system analysis and project leadership experience.


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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: jhaughtonidbproject@yahoo.com


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KINGSWAY ACADEMY SALUTES ITS



OUTSTANDING ACHIEVERS




As the Kingsway Academy Family anticipates the launching of its Fiftieth Anniversary Celebrations that will begin
in September of this year, they are grateful to the Almighty God for what He has allowed this institution to
accomplish during these five decades. Over a year ago, the Committee of Management of the school decided to
build new facilities, beginning with the Elementary section. This move will certainly allow the school to continue
to delive the best in education using all the technology available. To this end, construction will soon begin that
will provide larger classroom space with state-of the- art equipment. These facilities will create a whole new world
of learning via technology and at the same time, bring all of the physical buildings together. Phase II will include
the construction of a new High School building and the re-location of the Middle School to the present High School
site.

Thousands of students have passed through the halls of Kingsway Academy and are making' their mark and
contributing to the advancement of The Bahamas. Former Students can be found in every stratum of the society
making positive investments in the lives of many persons and business establishments throughout this country.

Kingsway Academy continues to recognize all of its students, particularly those who persevere. So far this year,
numerous students did not allow themselves to be squeezed into the mold of mediocrity, but with tenacious
enthusiasm aimed for the GOLD. Their outstanding accomplishments are applauded, particularly for their efforts
to soar as high as they could go, avoiding passivity and half hearted endeavors. Their relentless persistence have
Bee rewarded and today, they are congratulated for standing out amongst their peers in Academics, Civics,
Performing Arts, and Sports, to name a few.


Karissa Moss First Runner up The
Bahamas Primary School Student of
the Year Award


The Bahamas Primary School Student Of
The Year Medal Presentation 2008
Karissa along with Hon. Byron Woodside.
Sir Authur Foulkes and Mr. Ricardo
Deveaux

KARATE TOURNAMENT WINNERS


Nya-Krystien Greeni Wins
Bible Reading and
Memorization Award in
Orlando, Florida


Nya-Krystlen Green


Selandia Toote Fourth Place Winner
in the Commonwealth Writers of The
Bahamae Short/Poetry Competition
Top 6th in Conde Nast Traveler in
Conjunction with the Ministry of
Torism Essay Competition
s~k~i---|


Selandra Toote


Andre Roberts wins
Florida Citrus Cup Medal


Hunter Smith


Co-ed Soccer Team with Coach
Mr. Steve Soblech


Eleven and Under Girls Team
Tied First Place Trophy In the BFA
Youth League
(Under 11 Girls Team and Coach)


2007 TOP BGCSE SCORES IN THE NATION


All round "A" Students


Tellis Bethell Top National
BGCSE Grade in Music
Also recipient of Top Honor
Roll Award


Christie Chea (former
Student)
Top National BGCSE
Grade in Clothing
Construction & Craft


Randall Albury


Owl


National Most Oustanding Students
(Awards Presented by the Govenor General)


Arawak Homes Speech
Competition Scholarship Winners


Pleashan Abraham
winner of B.A.I.S.S.
Spelling Bee
Competition and
coach Mrs. Marlene
Thompson


Abraham Butler, Matthew Reid, Maritza Tynes,
Randall Albury, Bobby Chen & (Tellis Bethel inset)


Katanga Armbrister Junior Minister of Tourism

SKatanga Armbrister,
e h Junior Minister of
A. Tourism receiving a
gift from Ms. Authorine
Turnquest, Director of
TzAYouth



Most Distinguished Junior Achiever Nominees

President"
*~ -Katanga Armbrister: "Most Distinguished

Kortney Rogers: "Beyond the Call of Duty"
Lashanti Jupp "Beyond the Call of Duty"
STm Alicia Bell: "Most Distinguished President"
Kerry Mackey: "Most Distinguished
President"

U L to R: Katanga Armbrister, Kortney
Rogers, Charisma Romer, Lashanti Jupp,
Alicia Bell, Kerry Mackey


Shanae Strachan and
Nadario Ferguson


Junior Achievement
Most Distinguished President Nominees


Nadario Paige Hanna
Ferguson


Elementary Soccer Team
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Bobby Chen


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KINGSWAY ACADEMY SALUTES ITS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVERS
cont'd
Representative to Spanish
Corp in Mexico
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Demi Cartwright
Governor of the District of
the Bahamas Key Club


Blair Cambridge
Winner of Marina Pinder Exchange Program
Scholarship for one week in Chicago


Jasmin Williams High
Performance in Math and
Information Technology


NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL WINNERS


K'Shonique Adderley
reciting winning poem
"Juju"


Renaldo Bevans
Violin Solo


So J C l p

Winner of Junior Choral Group


Senior Choir-Winners of Kayla Lockhart
Edwards Gospel Category


Author, Davrielle
Burrows (12 Grade
Student) reads
excerpts from her
book
"What Lies Beneath
the Surface"


Davrielle Burrows


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Congratulations
to
Mrs. Nevillett Pearce -
H.O.D., Science
Department and
Chemistry Teacher, for
her Textbook &
.Workbook "Science
for Junior High"


NATIONAL ATHLETIC HEROS




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Cycling Hero
Lawrence Jupp
Young Cyclist


CARIFTA Silver
Medalist in
Swimming
Mancer Roberts


Kyle Hall taking the
Gold along with the JBLN
Junior Divison


B.A.I.S.S. Senior Boys Volleyball 2008 Champions
Kneeling L-R: Lemuel Longley, Kylon Wells, Mrs.Juliette Douglas-Sands.
Head of P.E. Department, Raymond Bingham and Matthew Reid
Standing L-R: W. Slater, P.E. Department, Bobby Chen, Kriston Moore,
Abraham Butler, Juirque Thompson, Joshua Key and Mr. Oswald Moore,
Coach.


GENTLEMAN OF THE YEAR 2008


Kriston Moore


Abraham Butler
Speech Finalist










Matthew Reid
Speech and
Talent Finalist


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Shanae Strachan Winner of Miss Teen
Continents of The World


Shanae Strachan being crowned Miss Teen
Continents of the World in Lima Peru
CONGRATULATIONS!


Tellis Bethel


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NOTICE

To our valued customers
Please note that ALL offices of Colinalmperial
in New Providence, Freeport, Abaco and Exuma will be
CLOSED on Friday 30 May 2008
for the company's Annual Fun Day.
Regular Saturday openings at the
21 Collins Avenue Pay Station will resume
Saturday 31 May 2008
8:30am 12:30pm.
Weekday business hours resume at all branches on ,
Monday 2 June 2008.




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Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

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

director Food & Beverage


Key Responsibilities
1 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.
/ 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.
'1 Make revenue forecasts; manage department budget, inventory,
labor, and food and beverage costs.
'1 Along with the Executive Chef, plan menus, set prices, and coordinate
special events.
I Facilitate set up and breakdown of events and internal functions.

Qualifications
1 High School diploma or equivalent
< A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Food and Beverage
Management or related field is preferred
^ At least 10 years related experience in the same or similar position
< Previous experience in a hotel or private club preferred.
^ Experience working in multiple operations preferred.
/I A minimum of two years international experience an asset.
< 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 by fe at 242-367-0804.
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THE BAHAMAS
SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003
VICE PRESIDENT/CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION, BTVI
SThe 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:
1. 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
Thompson Boulevard
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attention: John Haughton
IDB PROJECT EXECUTION UNIT
Telephone: (242) 325-5200/4748
Fax: (242) 325-4660
Email: ihaughtonidbproiectK'ahoo.com


CREDIT SUISSE


Credit Suisse Group, Bahamas
Graduate Training Program

Credit Suisse Group, Bahamas has operated an Apprenticeship Training
Programme in The Bahamas since the early 1990's. Credit Suisse Group, Bahamas
is now pleased to announce the launch of its Graduate Training Programme, with
the first intake intended for July 11, 2008. Full details and an application form can
be obtained from:
The Graduate Training Program Administrator
Credit Suisse, Nassau Branch
The Bahamas Financial Centre, 4th Floor
Shirley & Charlotte Streets
P.O. Box N-4928
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax No.: 242-356-8148
Application forms should be returned NO LATER THAN JUNE 9, 2008
AM
Credit Suisse Group, Bahamas is committed to identifying and developing the
best young talent in The Bahamas. Credit Suisse Group, Bahamas is offering
one (1) year Graduate Training Contracts to College of The Bahamas graduates
or graduates returning to The Bahamas from accredited colleges abroad.
The program will accommodate three (3) graduates. Successful applicants will be
awarded a one year contract of employment during which time the graduates will
rotate between or within different business units or departments of Credit Suisse
Group entities. Permanent employment opportunities will be evaluated at the end
of this period.
CONDITIONS
1. The candidate is required to have a Bachelors Degree in one of the
following or suitably similar disciplines:
SBanking and Finance
SEngineering
SMathematics
Finance
Economics
Economics & Finance
Management
Accounting
Computer Information Systems
2. The candidate must have graduated with a minimum grade point average of
3.5.
3. The candidate cannot be an immediate family member of a person employed
at the Bank.

BENEFITS
.Competitive, Salary; Health and Life Insurance


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PROUDLY RECOGNIZES OURTOP SALES
AND MARKETING REPRESENTATIVES
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A vacancy exists at The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited Building
and Development Services Department for one (1) Projects Manager.
The successful candidate will be required to manage vertical and horizontal
construction projects as initiated by The Grand Bahama Port Authority,
Limited or affiliated Companies. Technical support and guidance in the
areas of super-structure and infrastructure development including roadways,
rehabilitation works and civil engineering capital projects are included.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
BSc. in Building, Structural or Civil Engineering
Minimum of Ten (10) years relevant engineering experience
Minimum of Five (5) years relevant supervisory experience
Professional registration a plus
SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
Sound knowledge in construction techniques and safety parameters.
Sound knowledge in engineering design and the governing code,
internationally accepted standards.
Sound knowledge of established construction practices and related
statutory regulations.
Sound knowledge of Contract Administration.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
Competence in the application of project management techniques.
Good coordinating skills.
Good human relations skills.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Computer literacy as evidenced by full working knowledge of
Microsoft Word, Excel, Auto Cad and Microsoft Projects.
Resumes with supporting documentation should be submitted to:
The Personnel Department
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
P.O. Box F-42666
Freeport, Grand Bahama
BAHAMAS
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FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited

Consolidated Financial Statements
For the Half Year ended April 30, 2008 (expressed in thousands of United States dollars)


FIRSTCARIBBEAN
INTERNATIONAL BANK


CHAIRMAN'S REVIEW

Core earnings of the Bank were 12% ahead of last year which is a creditable performance in today's business environment.

Year to date net income attributable to equity shareholders of the Company was $74.6 million compared to the adjusted $115.9 million in
the prior year, a decline of $41.3 million or 36%. Earnings for the half year were impacted by three significant one-off or non-core factors.
Adjusting for these one-off events,.and considering that there was a one-off gain in the prior year comparatives relating to a change
in policy on health benefits, core earnings for the year to date would be $114.8M or $11.9 million (12%) ahead of the prior year core
eamings. Details of the three non-core factors are as follows:

* Global Credit Markets
Earnings on our U.S. dollar investment portfolios continued to be adversely impacted by widening of credit spreads which started during
the third quarter of last fiscal. Earnings on these portfolios for the year-to-date were $16.3 million below the prior year's comparative.
VISA Initial Public Offering
In 04 2007, the Bank estimated the one-off impact of the VISA restructuring, a planned initial public offering (PO), on its earnings to
be a gain of $52.4 million. On March 19, 2008 the IPO took place at a significantly lower pricing than was earlier contemplated. As
a result, the mandatory redemption of a portion of our shares resulted in a loss of $7:8 million. As in 2007, the Board views this as a
one-off item with no impact on core earnings.
Hedge Accounting
As previously disclosed, in the prior year the Group was unable to claim hedge accounting for certain interest rate hedges. The Group
has since reinstated these hedges from an accounting perspective. In addition certain hedges were not fully effective during the period.
The impact on the current year from hedge accounting was a loss of $16.4 million greater than the prior year comparative.

Total revenue for the year to date was $251.2 million compared to $275.3 million in the prior year. This was again impacted by the
aforementioned matters, which when excluded would result in a year on year increase in revenues of 6%.

Falling U.S. interest rates and a slowing U.S. economy are beginning to negatively impact revenues and credit provisions. Credit provisions
increased by $4.2 million, year on year.

Operating expenses of $152.4 were 2% below the prior year, excluding the one-off gain related to the change in policy on health benefits,
with the efficiency ratio amounting to 53% versus the prior year comparative period of 56%, excluding the impact of the aforementioned
matters.

Net loans and advances to customers have grown by $0.4 billion (7%) over the prior year and now stand at $6.3 billion:

Total deposits were $9.9 billion, up-$0.2 billion (2%) from the prior year and other borrowings of $0.9 billion in the prior year were fully
repaid.

The Directors have approved an interim dividend of $ 0.03 cents per share to be paid on June 20, 2008 to the shareholders of record on
June 5,2008.

The Board, management and staff will continue to monitor the economic conditions and take the necessary steps to ensure that the
interests of all our stakeholders are promoted in these circumstances.

We thank the Board, management, staff and most importantly our customers for their support.






Michael K. Mansoor
Chairman
May 28, 2008


FORWARD-LOOING STATEMENT DISCLOSURE.
Ths report contains foord-lking satlemen, including statements about our r c conin, r f opmd eamis out as tandand Wby. Foa
ookingstatements pmvide mangementsacunntexpeclaml~ s or forecasts offuueovens and, byer na&mrem tireiCiassumin. k ert A ,ugh nomiaagdent
believesthatthe expecalons andforecas rejected i these fowar-lookig statemetreeasonable, actualresults co difer mateyfrom thsecontained n or mp by such
forward-loking statements due t a variety of actldudng: (1) hnge In terest rate; (2) changes Inbade, monetaryor ical a 3 g l economic cor or
in the condition of the lcal economes in whichwe have significant operations or assets, wchould, among therhing, materally mpactrqutyend and nrabltyto gene
loans; (4) increased compeive pressure among financial services companies; (5) the Inability to successfully execute strategic initatives deigned-i grow revenues ndor manage
expenses; (6) consummation of sgnifcant business combinatonsordivestitures; (7) operational or riskmanagement faluredueto lcorherfac (8) heghed regulatory
practices, requirements or expectations (9) new legal obligations or restrictions or unfavorable resolution of litigation; (10) adverse capital markets coins; (11) disruption in the
economy and general business climate as a resultofterrorist activities or military actions; and (12) changes In accounting or tax practice srrequlrleent Fonard-lodkngatemets
are not guarantees of future performance and should not e relied upon as representing managements views as of any subsequent date. We do ot sume any obllgaton to update these
forward-looking statements. For further Information regarding FrstCabbean Intemational Bank Umited, please read FrstCaribbean International Bank Umltd' financial and other reports
that are available on the company's weblte atwww.frstcaribbeanbank.com.


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET




Assets
Cash, balances with Central Banks
and other banks
Financial assets at fair value through
the profit or loss
Loans and advances to customers

Investment securities
Property, plant and equipment
Other assets
Intangible assets

Total assets

iUablities
Customer deposits and other borrowings
Other liabilities
Debt securities in issue



Equity
Capital and reserves attributable to
equity holders of the Company
Share capital & reserves
Retained earnings



Minority interest



Total liabilities and equity

Note: Results have been converted to US$ at an exchange rate of US$


Michael K. Mansooor
Chairman


Restated
Unaudited
Period ended
April 30, 2008


2,124,019

760,948


6,287,730
1,940,092
130,647
158,875
?; Q997


Unaudited
Period ended
April 30,2007


2,764,069

1,438,861

5,869,073
1,561,589
134,795
139,526-
naUHQW~r


Audited
October 31,2007


1,518,650

.1,123,589

6,079,959'
2,471,004
136,002
178,995
?37 A47


11,748,308 12,256,868 11,855,675


9,936,972 10,587,355 10,033,841
132,698 128,270 186,853
273,489 274,959 274,161

10,343,159 10,990,584 10,494,855




846,648 794,067 81.5,683
532,691 448,322 520,310

1,379,339 1,242,389 1,335,993

25,810 23,895 24,827

1,405,149 1,266,284 1,360,820

11,748,308 12,256,868 11,855,675


Charles Pink
Director


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS


Unaudited
Period ended
April 30,2008


(148,833)

593,458

(59,558)


Net cash (used in)/from operating activities

Net cash from/(used in) investing activities

Net cash used in financing activities

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash
equivalents for the period

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
and cash equivalents


385,067


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 1,012,:

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 1,396,1

Note : Results have been converted to US$ at an exchange rate of US$1 = BBD$2


Unaudited
Period ended
April 30, 2007

162,639

28,800

(21,929)


169,510


(1,832)


377 2,076,963

694 2,244,641


Audited
October 31, 2007

(166,919)

(827,415)

(64,243)


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


Attributable to equity holders


Share
Capital

1,117,349


Balance at October 31,2006
as previously reported
Prior period adjustment
Balance at October 31,2006
as restated

Foreign currency translation
differences
Net change in available-for-sale
investment securities

Total income and expense for the
period recognized directly In equity

Net income for the period
as previously reported
Prior period adjustment

Net income for the period

Total income and expense
for the period

Transfer to reserves
Net purchase of treasury shares
Share based payment reserves
Equity dividends
Dividends of subsidiaries

Balance at April 30,2007
as restated

Balance at October 31, 2007

Foreign currency translation
differences
Net change in available-for-sale
investments securities

Total income and expense for the
period recognized directly In equity

Net income for the period

Total income and expense
for the period

Transfer to reserves.
Share based payment reserves
Dividends
Dividends of subsidiaries

Balance at April 30,008


Treasury
Shares


Reserves Retained
Earnings


Minority Total
Interest Equity


(426) (336,802) 403,610 22,829 1,206,560


43 (7,444) (460) (7,261)

1,117,349 (426) (336,159) 396,166 22,369 1,199,299


409 (2,241) (1,832)

(3,792) (18) (3;810)


(3,383) (2,241) (18) (5,642)


120,505 3,346 123,851
(4,625) (192) (4,817)

115,880 3,154 119,034


(3,383) 113,639 3,136 113,392

15,758 (15,758) -
(1) (1)
929 929
(45,725) (45,725)
--- (1,610) (1,610)


1,117,349 (427) (322,855) 448,322 23,895 1,266,284

1,117,349 (1,418) (300,248) 520,310 24,827 1,360,820


(862) 78 33 (751)

17,231 734 17,965


16,369 78 767 17,214

-- 74,646 1,654 76,300


16,369 74,724 2,421 93,514

13,679 (13,679) -
917 917
(48,664) (48,664)
(1,438) (1,438)

1,117,349 (1,418). (269,283) 532,691 25,810 1,405,149


Note: Results have been converted to US$ at an exchange rate of US$1 = BBD$2


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED .STATEMENT OF INCOME
Restated
Unedited
Quutrended
April 30,200B

I interest income. 176,359
Interest expense 63,589

Net interest income 112,770
Operating income 15,325

128,095

Operating expenses 85,528
Loan loss expenses 3,815
Amortisation of intangible assets 741

90,084

Income before taxation and
minority Interest 38,011
Taxation 3,850

Net income for the period 34,161

Attributable to:
Equity holders of the Company 32,943
Minority interest 1,218

Net Income for the period 34,161

Weighted average number of common
shares outstanding (000's) 1,525,468


Restated
Unaudited
Quarlter eded
April 30,2007

191,081
88,222


Unaudited
Period ended
April 30,2008

365,712
147,316


Unaudited
Period ended
April 30,2007

384,747
176,013


Audited
October 31,2007

784,857
359,876


102,859 218,396 208,734 424,981
38,731 32,836 66,616 181,048

141,590 251,232 275,350 606,029

77,527 152,376 137,536 301,607
2,338 10,381 6,127 17,029
740 1,481 1,480 2,960

80,605 164,238 145,143 321,596


60,985 86,994 130,207 284,433
3,658 10,694 11,173 23,092

57,327 76,300 119,034 261,341


55,587 74,646' 115,880 255,667
1,740 1,654 3,154 5,674

57,327 76,300 119,034 261,341


1,526,030


Net Income per common share in cents attributable to the equity holders of the Company
-basic 2.2 3.6
-diluted .. 2.2 3.6


1,525,468 1,526,030 1,525,155


4.9 7.6 16.8
4.9 7.6 16.8


Note: Results have been converted to US$ at an exchange rate of US$1 = BBD$2


NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Summary of significant accounting policies

Basis of presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of FrstCaribbean International Bank Limited (the Group)
should be read in conjunction with the IFRS consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended October 31,
2007, included In the Group's Annual Report 2007. For a description of the Group's significant accounting policies, see Note 2 of the
aforementioned consolidated financial statements.

Certain financial information, which is normally included in annual financial statements prepared In accordance with IFRS, but not
required for interim reporting purposes, has been condensed or omitted. Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior
period's financial statements to conform to the current period's presentation. These condensed consolidated financial statements
reflect, in the opinion of management, all adjustments that are necessary for a fair presentation of the condensed consolidated
financial statements for the interim periods presented.

The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily Indicative of results for the entire year.

In preparing these condensed consolidated financial statements, management is required to make estimates and assumptions which
affect amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could diffe from these estimates.

Transactions affecting year on year comparisons

Change In post retirement medical betfits
Effective. January 1, 2007 certain changes to the Group's health benefit scheme were made which resulted in the recognition of a
curtailment gain of $17.1 million in the prior year.

.Unearned loan fees
In 2006, in accordance with IAS 18 Revenue, loan fee income, which would have been considered to be an Integral part of the effective
interest rate of the financial instruments, was deferred and recognized as an adjustment to the effective interest yield on the loan.
The associated fees however continued to be reported in fiscal 2007 as part of operating Income, but have now been reclassified
appropriately as part of the effective interest rate of the financial Instruments. This adjustment was applied retrospectively and as
such, the comparative statements for April 2007 were restated resulting in an Increase in interest Income by $6.3 million with a
corresponding decrease in operating Income. There was no Impact to total revenues or net income.


(1,058,577) Hedge accounting
At the end of the last fiscal, a review of the Group's hedge accounting revealed that one of the criteria was not fully met and
this resulted in an adjustment to the 2007 results and a restatement of the 2006 results. As a consequence, the April 30, 2007
(6,009) comparative numbers have been restated to reflect this adjustment. Opening retained earnings for 2007 has been reduced by $7.4
million, net income attributable to the equity holders of the Company for 2007 reduced by $4.6 million with a corresponding reduction
2,076,963 in retained earnings, total assets reduced by $13.7 million, total liabilities reduced by $0.4 million, minority interest reduced by $0.6
million, and reserves reduced by $0.7 million.
1,012,377
Loss on disposal of abart
During the second quarter of 2008, shares In Visa were sold at a loss of $7.8 million.


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* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
CONSTRUCTION work on
the new US departures termi-
nal for Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport (LPIA), val-
ued at $86 million, is expected
to begin during the 2008-2009
Budget year, the Prime Minis-
ter said yesterday, as part of
the airport's $400 million rede-
velopment that would involve
two other new terminal build-
ings.
Unveiling the 2008-2009
Budget in the House of Assem-
bly yesterday, Hubert Ingra-
ham said a new terminal and
control tower facility would be
constructed at the Marsh Har-
bour International Airport dur-
ing the 2008-2009 Budget peri-
od.
As for other infrastructure
initiatives, the Prime Minister
said the Government would
seek Parliamentary approval
imminently to borrow $100 mil-
lion from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) for
the New Providence Road
Improvement Project.


In addition, to finance its
housing programme in New
Providence and the Family
Islands, the Government yes-
terday introduced a Parlia-
mentary resolution to issue a
$75 million Bahamas Mortgage
Corporation Bond, billed as
"the largest Parliamentary
request for a Housing Bond
since the establishment of the
Bahamas Mortgage Corpora-
tion 23 years ago".
The Government also plans
to exempt personal computers,
printers and software from the
current Stamp Tax, making
them duty free, along with
energy-saving light bulbs, solar
lamps, batteries, converters and
wind engines.
Turning to the Bahamian
economy's performance, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham said
its 2007 growth of 2.8 per cent
in GDP terms was"commend-
ably strong" in the context of
the developing international
economic downturn.
He explained that the soft-
ness in the construction sector
was related to the completion
of Kerzner's Phase III expan-
sion on Paradise Island, adding
that the outlook for construc-


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tion remains positive as a num-
ber of development projects
are scheduled to commence
and others are expected to gain
momentum in the coming
months.
Mr Ingraham said tourism
performance improved overall.
This was the result of an
increase in visitor spending,
which he said more than made
up for a contraction in visitor
arrivals.
"Total visitors fell by 2.9 per
cent to 4.6 million, while the
hotel sector recorded robust
growth of 8.4 per cent in room
revenues. The outlook for the
tourism sector is moderately
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in some non-traditional mar-
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Ingraham. He added that infla-
tion in 2007, as measured by
changes in the Retail Price
Index, rose to 2.5 per cent from
1.83 per cent in the previous
year. "Increases were across
the board, reflecting the per-
vasive impact of petroleum
price increases and the upward
pressure on food prices glob-
ally," he said.
Mr Ingraham said unem-
ployment in 2007 had a mod-
erate rise, up from 7.6 per cent
in 2006 to 7.9 per cent, which
was primarily driven by the
additions to the labour force of
5,850 persons for an increase
in the labour force of 3.2 per
cent above the level in 2006.
Further, he said credit
growth, although restrained,
increased by 10.3 per cent, a
significant reduction from the
14.3 per cent growth in 2006.
"Strong foreign direct invest-


ment inflows combined with
this restraint in credit growth
to increase bank liquidity and
to provide support for stable
monetary conditions during the
year," Mr Ingraham said.
The Prime Minister said for-
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continued to be robust in 2007,
with net inflows of $692.6 mil-
lion, just $13.2 million off the
pace in 2006 and $129.8 million
above the 2005 level.
He said that despite an
increase of $121 million in the
import bill in 2007, there was
an improvement of $138 mil-
lion in the current account of
the Balance of Payments, dri-
ven by a strong performance
of the services account. This
posted a surplus of just over
billiono.
"This surplus is accounted
for primarily by a 7.7 per cent
increase in net travel receipts as


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performance has led to a reduc-
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tained price pressures from oil
and other commodities pose a
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growth prospects for the
Bahamian economy remain
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FROM page 1B


posable income bac in con-
sumers' pockets.
Declaring himself
"impressed" with the range of
fiscal incentives and stimulus
Measures unveiled by Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham,
which sought to tackle rising
energy and food costs, Dionisio
D'Aguilar said he was espe-
cially pleased by the Govern-
ment's move to eliminate
Stamp Tax paid by homeown-
ers when they transferred res-
idential mortgages from one
financial institution to another.
That move attempts to fulfill
an FNM general election cam-
paign pledge, set out in its 2007
manifesto, and Mr D'Aguilar
said: "It allows consumers to
shop on their home mortgages,
and will force them to become
more competitive in the bank-
ing industry.


"They will be able to shop
their mortgages around and
obtain better interest rates,
increasing consumers' dispos-
able incomes and allowing
them to pump more money
into the economy.
"The banking sector here
has huge profits. It has bene-
fited from the situation that
exists, and I think this is an
effort by the Government to
get more money into the hands
of consumers and out the
hands of the banks."
Mr D'Aguilar described
plans to reduce import duties
on key building materials as
"wonderful", and "the best
way to stimulate the construc-
tion industry and get it mov-
ing".
A further construction
industry boost was set to come
from the Family Islands Devel-
opment Encouragement Act,
which is set to take effect from
July 1, 2008, as a replacement
for the Family Island Devel-


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that KERLINE BLANC
of HOPE TOWN, ABACO, 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 29th day of
MAY 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



LEGAL NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No.45 of 2000)

ADVANCED LIMITED
Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000, the Dissolu-
tion of ADVANCED LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate
of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register.

The date of completion of the dissolution was the 19th day of May,
2008.












RBC

FINCO







NOTICE TO

SHAREHOLDERS


As a result of the Bank's financial results
for the second quarter ending 30th April,
2008, the Board of Directors of Finance
Corporation of Bahamas Limited hereby
notifies all of its Shareholders *that an
interim dividend of thirteen cents (13
cents) per Ordinary Share will be paid on
12th June 2008, to all shareholders of
record as of 5th June 2008.





KEVA L. BAIN
CORPORATE SECRETARY





Dated this 29th May, 2008


opment Act.
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham told the House of
Assembly that the Act would
allow, on specific Family
Islands, for all materials
imported for the construction
of new buildings, plus the reha-
bilitation, remodelling and
extension of new and existing
buildings, to be imported free
of import duties and the pro-
posed new Excise Tax.
Machinery and equipment
used for farming, land clear-
ance and construction would
also be exempt from these tax-
es.
Among the islands set to
benefit from this initiative are
Sweetings Cay and Water Cay
(Grand Bahama); Grand Cay
and Moores Island (Abaco);
Current Island (Eleuthera);
Andros; Cat Island; San Sal-
vador; Rum Cay; Long Island;
Crooked Island; Long Cay;


Acklins; Ragged Island and
Cays; Mayaguana; and Inagua.
In response, Mr D'Aguilar
said: "When you encourage
people in the Family Islands
to create economic activity, the
benefits are also felt in New
Providence, as people there
will use New Providence busi-
nesses to order, ship and get
the stuff to them. That will
absorb some of the construc-
tion workers sitting idle right
now."
The Government had sought
to gain back revenues it was
giving up by increasing Immi-
gration (work permit) fees and
bank and trust company
licence fees, in addition to
removing the $35,000 real
property tax ceiling to gain
more revenues from high-end
homeowners.
Mr D'Aguilar described the
exercise as a subtle effort by
the Government to shift the


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.



LEGAL NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

ROTHBURNTLIMITED
IBC NO. f00,266 B

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(8) of the International Business Companies Act, No.45 of
2000, the dissolution of ROTHBURN LIMITED has been
completed, a Certificae of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register. The date
of completion of dissolution was the 22nd day of April 2008.




Mr. Nelson Ivan Andrade Apunte
Liquidator


Legal Notice
NOTICE


SPRING GROVE

GARDEN LTD.
.,
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of SPRING GROVE GARDEN LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.



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tax burden from lower income
residents and Bahamians to the
wealthier sectors of society,
pointing out that those living in
multi-million dollar properties
were often wealth expatriates.
"I was a bit overwhelmed by
the quantity of stuff they
included in the Budget. I was
very impressed," Mr D'Aguilar
told The Tribune.
"The Government had to
pay for all those tax reductions,
so they increased the taxes on
a large number of wealthy non-
Bahamians who live in the
Bahamas. The Budget did an
excellent job in shifting the tax
burden from the poor to the
better off."
The Government, Mr
D'Aguilar said, had to provide
some relief to lower and mid-
dle income Bahamians from
the rising costs of energy and
food, and in doing so showed it
was listening to the country's
concerns.
"It [the Budget] attempts to


stimulate the economy, cer-
tainly at the lower end, by pro-
viding consumers with relief
on food and electricity, fur-
nishing them with more dis-
posable income to plough back
into the local economy and
Bahamian businesses," Mr
D'Aguilar said.
"All in all, it's a very good
Budget. There were a couple
of disappointments, but finally
the Government has woken
up. This is what we've been
waiting for. It takes into con-
sideration that the Bahamian
economy is not as good as it
once was, and needs some
stimulus. I think in the Budget
they did as best they could to
provide a stimulus."
Mr D'Aguilar identified as
disappointments the seeming
absence of a law and order
strategy to combat crime, and
"vagueness" over the con-
struction of a new judicial com-
plex, as his main concerns with
the Budget.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENTTO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, MARY LOLITA JOHNSON-
FARQUHARSON of #289 Yellow Elder Gardens, P.O. Box N-378,
Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my name to LOLITA
JOHNSON-FERGUSON. If there are any objections to this change
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas
no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication
of this notice.



ANNOUNCEMENT

We are pleased to announce the formation of the law
firm to be known as:-


ROBERTS, ISAACS & WARD


(incorporating the previous firm
Isaacs & Co.),
Counsel & Attorneys-at-Law,
The Rigarno Building,
Bay Street & Victoria Avenue,
P. 0. Box N-4755,
Nassau, Bahamas.


Partners: S. Oswald A. Isaacs
W. Scott Ward

Firm Manager: Gregory D. Roberts
Tel:(242)322-1751-4
Fax:(242)322-3861

E-mail:info@riwlawfirm.com


r *1


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KIN'S REALTY

MARKETING/ADVERTISING MANAGER

King's Realty Limited is in search of a select individual to join
our team.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Candidate will be responsible for the day to day marketing of
the company including but not limited to Public
Relations/Marketing Events and preparation of relative
Marketing Materials/Brochures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree
Strong Marketing Strategies
Knowledge and Experience in Website Design
Thorough working knowledge of programs such as
Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign,
Photoshop and other relative software
Strong interpersonal skills

Interested persons should submit applications in writing to
P.O. Box N-10414, Nassau, Bahamas, Re: Marketing Position
or via e-mail to bahamas@kingsrealty.com


PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, MAY' 29, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


known as Roberts,










THE TRIBUNE


THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2008, PAGE 15B


Electronic payment system testing





set to start 'within two weeks'


FROM page 1B

The Bahamian commercial
banking sector has come under
frequent fire from the likes of
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce president, Dionisio
D'Aguilar, for taking too long
in getting the ACH up and
running.
He, and others, have argued
that the absence of an elec-
tronic payments system has
hampered business efficiency
and increased operating costs,
due to the length of time taken
to conclude financial transac-
tions. It has forced businesses
and consumers to rely heavily


on cash as the means of pay-
ment, exposing them more to
armed robberies.
In response to Mr
D'Aguilar, Mr McWeeney told
The Tribune: "I agree with all
the comments made. It has
taken too long, but we had to
ensure we did it in the right
way. We need to put the coun-
try in the 21st century.
"I don't think the testing will
last longer than 30 days. I
expect the testing to go fine,
and it's then only a matter of
the other banks becoming
linked to the system.
"Once the testing goes fine,
we'll start a public information
campaign on how it will impact


people in the running of their
day-to-day business, so persons
understand what is happening
and how it will function."
The ACH is designed to
help improve the integrity of
the banking system, with per-
sons able to know the full val-
ue of goods involved in a trans-
action almost immediately.
It will also improve the cash
flow throughout Bahamian
society, with money turned
over much quicker.
The ACH is intended to
replace the current manual sys-
tem for settling cheque trans-
actions, where cheques drawn
on one bank but due to be
deposited at another have to


SALES CAREER]

A multi facetted communications/consulting company that is
currently undergoing market expansion wishes to employ
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.







CREDITSUISSE

Credit Suisse Nassau Branch Private Banking
is presently considering applications for an
Accountant

Credit Suisse is one of the world's premier private banks. It is setting new standards that
go beyond traditional banking services. Our dedicated and highly qualified staff provides
our clientele with comprehensive solutions in individual investment counseling and
professional portfolio management. Our total commitment is always to our clients and we
focus without compromise on their financial well-being and their personal values.

The position is open to candidates with the following minimum
requirements:

1-2 years Accounting & Banking experience
Strong academic background (an associate's or bachelor's degree)
Proficient in Excel

Main tasks:
Management of Service Level Agreements (SLA) and inter-company/
divisional expense allocation process
Preparation and payment of cheques
Booking of monthly accruals
Reconciliation of all general ledger accounts at the appropriate level of
frequency
Respond to queries relating to clients' and internal expenses
Filing of expense and daily computer reports on a timely basis
Assist with Local and International Reporting
Assist Cashier


Personal Qualities:
Excellent communication skills both written and oral
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimum
supervision
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
A commitment to service excellence

Benefits provided include:
Competitive salary and benefits

APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING.
Persons not meeting the minimum requirements need not apply.

Applications should be submitted to:
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box N-4928
Nassau, Bahamas
Facsimile: 242-356-8148


DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS JUNE 6, 2008


be taken by armoured car to
a central location where they
are settled by representatives
of the various institutions.
Apart from allowing inter--
bank cheques to be processed
electronically rather than man-
ually at a cheque clearing facil-
ity, the ACH system will allow
direct debits and credits from
accounts, debit cards and a
shared Automatic Teller
Machine (ATM) network.
The latter would allow
Bahamians to use their cash
cards at any bank branch. It
would also reduce the time
persons spent in line waiting


to cash and deposit pay
cheques, as they could be
deposited to their account.
Bahamian consumers would
also be able to use direct deb-
its from their bank accounts to
pay bills such as cable televi-
sion and electricity.
The ACH could ultimately
lead to the creation of just one
back office system for the
entire Bahamas. It may also
help develop SWITCH prod-
ucts, where Bahamians could
use their cash cards at any
bank's ATM machine.
A further potential bonus
from the ACH will be the


opening up a whole range of
electronic banking services in
the Bahamas, including its use
in the online purchase of gov-
ernment goods and services.
Ultimately, through mod-
ernising the Bahamian pay-
ments system through elec-
tronic means, the ACH will
provide buyers and sellers with
more certainty and confidence,
especially when it comes to set-
tling their transactions.
It will also enhance eco-
nomic and business efficiency
by settling transactions quick-
er, boosting business cash
flows.


CHAIRMAN'S REPORT
DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEATI.:H SYSTEM LIMITED
Dear Shareholders,
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Doctors Hospital Health System, I am pleased to present your Company's results for
the year ended January 31:, 2008.
Fiscal 2008 was a time of significant achievement for Doctors Hospital. Following the most lucrative year in our
Company's history, we succeeded in further improving the level of quality of our services to our customers and physicians
while achieving a record breaking number of patient admissions. Doctors Hospital ended fiscal 2008 with the second
highest net income in the Company's history and the board of directors' decision to declare the cash dividend again reflects
our strong capital position and our commitment to increasing value to Doctors Hospital Shareholders.
We maintain a strong focus on our core business lines in keeping with our strategy to be a leader in patient-centered care.
Doctors Hospital's ongoing success is rooted in our ability to plan for the future while maintaining a clear focus on our
mission and vision "to be the best healthcare provider in the Region". Our strategic approach to long-range financial
planning allows us to advance our mission beyond the investment in facility, equipment and staff.
We are pleased to highlight some of Doctors Hospital's most significant activities and accomplishments in what was a year
of tremendous growth, opportunity and record breaking patient activity in most clinical departments.
Total net revenues were $42.1 million for the fiscal period, compared to $39.1 million for the prior year. Patient activity,
total admissions, surgical procedures, newborn deliveries, and emergency room visits all had record increases over last
year's results. Doctors Hospital served more than 4,577 inpatients in fiscal 2008, an increase of 3.6% over fiscal 2007. The
number of surgical cases and ambulatory admissions also increased by 6.7%, reflecting a general increase in outpatient
business.
Similarly, outpatient business in our Imaging and Laboratory departments remained strong as continued investment in
medical technology produce positive results. Overall, patient volumes surpassed the unprecedented occupancy levels
achieved in the inpatient departments the previous fiscal year.
Total expenses increased $2.1 million, or 5.8%, and other operating expenses increased 14.5% over the previous year.
However, increases are in line with revenue growth and estimates. The cost of doing business continues to rise amidst an
increasingly complex and unstable economic environment.
We continue to develop clinical programs such as USHIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) treatment for prostate
cancer as well as the implementation of our Transplant Program. We are in the midst of an era of unprecedented
collaboration with our medical staffpartners to accelerate Doctors Hospital as the best health care provider m the Region.
Once again, we are proud to be the most preferred hospil with the best Assci ates, doctors, nurses, volunteers, and best
overall quality of care. Our steadfast commitment to the community is deep-rooted through our ongoing community
outreach program.
As we look ahead, our focus remains on increased productivity and cost control while preserving our mission to serve our
patients with the highest level of care. Realizing further reductions in costs without sacrificing quality will become
increasingly difficult in the current uncertain economic climate. However, we must continue to develop strategiesto meet
emerging trends in healthcare and the new challenges ahead.
We deeply appreciate and thank youifor your continued loyalty and patronage.
Joseph Krukowski
Chairman
March 31,2008


NOTICE

To All Doctors Hospital Health System

SHAREHOLDERS
The Board ot'Directors of Doctors Hospital Health System reports below summary financial results for the .

year ended January 31, 2008. The complete sdt of financial statements will be contained in the Company's
animal report and posted on our website at www.doctorshosp.com.


Consolidated Statement of Income
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)


Year ended January 31,
2008 2007
Revenues
Patient service revenue, net $ 40,889 38.098
Other revenue 1,208 982
Total revenues 42,097 39,080
Expenses
Salaries and benefits '15,338 14,396
Medical supplies and services 10,423 9,393
Depreciation and amortization 2,642 2.202
Bad debt expense, net of recoveries 2,252 3,006
Other operating 1,869 1,633
Utilities 1388 1,287
Government taxes and fees 948 947
Outside services 934 878
Insurance 693 695
Repairs and maintenance 535 543
Rent 368 362
Dietary expenses 362 319
Legal expenses 346 351
Total expenses 38,098 36,012
Income before Interest 3,999 3,068
Interest expense (596) (738)
NET INCOME $ 3.403 2,330
Earnings per common share:
Basic and fully diluted $ 0.34 0.23
Selected Balance Sheet Data
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)
.anuary 31,
2008 2007
Cash and cash equivalents $ 6,630 $ 1,988
Accounts receivable-patients, net 1,270 1,378
Accounts receivable--third party payors, net 4,787 5,094
Total current assets 14,582 15,477
Property, plant and equipment 8,920 9,359
Total assets 31,255 29,019
Total current liabilities 4,385 9,115
Total non-current liabilities 7,066 3.302
Total liabilities 11,450 12.417
Total shareholders' equity 19,805 16.6(1















Cable set-top boxes head for extinction


* By JOHN DUNBAR
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) The set-
top box, a necessary appendage for
millions of cable television customers
for decades, is moving toward extinc-
tion.
A leading television manufacturer,
Sony Electronics Inc., and the Nation-
al Cable and Telecommunications
Association said Tuesday they signed
an agreement that will allow viewers
to rid themselves of set-top boxes,
yet still receive advanced "two-way"
cable services, such as pay-per-view
movies.
In most cases, cable viewers also
could dispose of another remote con-
trol since they could use their TV's
control rather than one tied to the
set-top box.
The agreement marks a significant
meeting of the minds between cable


companies and one of the world's
dominant makers of consumer elec-
tronics. The two industries have been
feuding for a decade about how best
to deliver cable service to customers
while allowing them to buy equip-
ment of their own choosing.
Sony agreed to use the cable indus-
try's technology in its sets as soon as
possible but could not say when the
first such televisions might be appear
in stores.
The agreement is between Sony
and the nation's six largest cable com-
panies: Comcast Corp., Time Warner
Cable Inc., Cox Communications Inc.,
Charter Communications Inc., Cable-
vision Systems Corp. and Bright
House Networks. The six companies
serve more than 82 percent of cable
subscribers.
Cable subscribers are generally
locked into renting a set-top box from
their provider if they want more than


"Every member

of the FCC

has encouraged

the parties to

resolve

these highly

technical issues

in private-sector

negotiations."
Kyle McSlarrow


the most basic cable TV service.
More than a decade ago, Congress
ordered the cable industry to allow
outside electronics makers to com-
pete for the boxes. The industry
responded by developing the "cable
card." The cards are inserted into
competing boxes, televisions or other
devices and unscramble the cable sig-
nal.
The cards have been the source of
frequent customer complaints and
never proved popular. In addition,
sets can only receive signals from their
cable company, not vice versa. Sub-
scribers were unable to enjoy "two-
way" features such as video on
demand, on-screen channel guides
and cable company-provided digital
video recorders.
Customers will still be able to attach
their own devices like TiVo digital
video recorders, according to the
NCTA.


Under the new system, customers
will still need to get a cable card from
their provider, but the agreement
means, hopefully, technical glitches
will be eliminated, "two-way" ser-
vices will be available and there will
be no need for the clunky boxes.
The cable association said it was
hopeful other electronics manufac-
turers will also agree to use the same
technology.
The industry hopes to head off
action by the Federal Communica-
tions Commission to impose a two-
way standard on the industry.
"Every member of the FCC has
encouraged the parties to resolve
these highly technical issues in pri-
vate-sector negotiations," said Kyle
McSlarrow, president of NCTA.
Tuesday's announcement means they
have done so, he added.
The FCC declined to comment on
the agreement Tuesday.


Government breaching fiscal target


FROM page 1B



per cent the year before, again
relying on economic growth
and revenue buoyancy to keep
its key fiscal targets and ratios
in check.
For 2008-2009, the Govern-
ment is projecting that the
GFS fiscal deficit, which strips
out $70 million in debt
redemption costs from the rev-
enue minus expenditure calcu-
lation, is projected to be 2.1
per cent of GDP, up from 1.7
per cent in 2007-2008. In raw
number terms, the GFS deficit


is expected to increase in size
from $126 million to $165 mil-
lion.
The Prime Minister added,
to no great surprise, that the
Government had revised
downwards the 2008 economic
(GDP) growth projections for
economy to 2 per cent, com-
pared to the earlier 4 per cent,
due to the uncertain outlook
created for tourism and for-
eign direct investment by the
global economy's travails.
For 2009, the Government
is forecasting that economic
growth will increase slightly to
2.5 per cent, in the expectation
that some major foreign direct
investment projects will either


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that MELILA CHERI-
AIME of GEORGE TOWN, EXUMA, 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 29th day
of MAY 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2008
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/Qui/
New Providence

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959.

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of
Judd and Dale Rosen.

AND

IN THE MATTER of Lot No. 176, Phase Three, Section
One, Stella Maris Subdivision, Long Island, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that Judd and Dale Rosen are
applying to the Supreme Court to have their Title to the
following investigated under Section 3 of The Quieting
Titles Act, and the nature and extent thereof determined
and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the
said Court in accordance with the provisions of the said
Act.

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot
No. 176 of Phase Three, Section One of the Stella
Maris Subdivision situate on the Northeastern side
of Skyview Crescent in the vicinity of the
Northeastern coast of Long Island and bounded
NORTHEASTWARDLY by Lot No. 177 the
property of the Petitioner and running thereon One
hundred and Eighty-one and Seventy-four One
hundredths (181.74) Feet SOUTHEASTWARDLY
by Lot No. 179 and running thereon One hundred
and Ten (110.00) Feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY
by Lot No. 175 and running thereon One hundred
and Sixty and Fifty-one One-hundredths (160.51)
Feet and NORTHWESTWARDLY by a road called
Skyview Crescent and running thereon One hundred
and Eighty (180.00) Feet."

Copies of the Plans may be inspected during normal office
hours at the following places:-

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street
North in the City of Nassau, N.P., Bahamas;
or,
2. The Chambers of James M. Thompson, Terrace
House, First Terrace, Collins Avenue,
Centreville in the City of Nassau, aforesaid.

Any person who objects to the granting of the said Certificate
of Title is required to file in the Supreme Court and serve
on the Petitioner or its Attorney a Statement of his, her or
its Claim in the prescribed form, verified by an Affidavit
and other related requirements to be filed and served
therewith by the 7th day of July, 2008. Failure of any such
person to file and serve a Statement of his, her or its Claim
by the 7th day of July, 2008 will operate as a bar to such
Claim.
Andrew J. Thompson
Attorney For The Petitioners


start or pick up momentum
next year.
Mr Ingraham said the main
fiscal stimulus measures includ-
ed in the Budget were to lower
the cost of building materials
for home construction and ren-
ovation, a move clearly intend-
ed to boost the flagging
Bahamian construction indus-
try.
Import duties are set to be
reduced on building materials
such as plywood, oriented
strand board, insulation, wood-
en ,hurricane shutters, alu-
minum and wooden doors,
wooden windows and cement
boards. All with the aim of
reducing home renovation and
construction costs.
Also designed to stimulate
the real estate and construc-
tion markets were real prop-
erty tax and Stamp Tax
exemption measures, along
with steps to reduce the cost
of mortgage re-financing and
debt consolidation.
Directly targeting soaring
energy costs, and the impact
they were having on household
and business operating costs,
Mr Ingraham said: "We are
granting a two-year suspension
of Customs Duty of 10 per
cent, and Stamp Duty of 7 per
cent, on the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation's (BEC)
fuel imports as a positive mea-
sure to address the rising cost


of the utility surcharge, which
currently includes the 7 per
cent Stamp Tax.
"This is expected to enable
BEC to function without fur-
ther increasing the costs of
electricity. "
To further encourage energy
efficiency, the Prime Minister
said the Government would
reduce import duties on ener-
gy-saving home appliances
from 35 per cent to 15 per cent;
lower the import duty rates on
energy-efficient windows, low-
flow shower heads and low-
flow toilets to 15 per cent; and
lower the import duty on
hybrid vehicles from between
45-65 per cent to 25 per cent.
On food, Mr Ingraham said
the Government would elimi-
nate the 2 per cent Stamp Duty
on some 160 food items, hav-
ing reduced this from 4 per'
cent to 2 per cent during his
first term in office.
Among the food products
targeted for import duty elim-
ination in the 2008-2009 Bud-
get year are citrus fruits, cere-
als, oatmeals and bread, plus
frozen vegetables.
"Some of these revenue
measures will admittedly result
in revenue losses for the Gov-
ernment but that will be mon-
ey that will stay in the pock-
ets of consumers and home-
owners and thereby provide
much-needed relief in the peri-


GRAHAM,THOMPSON & Co.

COUNSEL & ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW NOTARIES PUBLIC





WILL BE CLOSED


FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008


For Our


ANNUAL FUN DAY


Nassau Chambers
Sassoon House
Shirley Street & Vctoria Avenue
P.O. Box N-272
Nassau, New Providence,
The Bahamas
Tel: (242) 322-4130
Fax: (242) 328-1069


Freeport Chambers
The First Commercial Centre
3rd Floor, Suite 9
P.O. Box F-42451
Freeport, Grand Bahama,
The Bahamas
Tel: (242) 351-7474
Fax: (242) 351-7752


od ahead," the Prime Minister
said.
On the real estate side, Mr
Ingraham. said Stamp Tax
exemptions would be available
for persons purchasing a lot,
newly-constructed house, exist-
ing house or house-for-reno-
vation that would serve as their
main dwelling and resident.
And when it came to real
property tax, the Government
is raising the exemption ceil-
ing for first-time homebuyers
to $500,000, from $250,000, for
the first five years in an effort
to stimulate the middle mar-
ket.
And shifting the burden of
real estate taxes towards the
upper end of the housing mar-
ket, Mr Ingraham said: "We
are eliminating the $35,000
ceiling on real property tax for
owner-occupied properties,


and will reduce the rate of tax
to 3/4 of 1 per cent, down from
1 per cent, on properties val-
ued in excess of $5 million."
To ease home financing, the
Government is also proposing
Stamp Tax exemptions for
when homeowners transfer
their mortgages between finan-
cial institutions, and in cases
where homeowners consoli-
date their debts by mortgag-
ing a property worth up to
$500,000.
To help balance the books,
and perhaps taking on board
suggestions contained in a Tri-
bune Business interview with
Chamber of Commerce presi-
dent, Dionisio D'Aguilar, last
Friday, the Prime Minister said
the Government would
increase immigration (work
permit) and bank and trust
company licence fees.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENTTO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, MARY LOLITA JOHNSON-
FARQUHARSON of #289 Yellow Elder Gardens, P.O. Box N-378,
Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my name to LOLITA
JOHNSON-FERGUSON. If there are any objections to this change
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas
no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication
of this notice.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that HERCULES PREVILIEN
of SOLDIER ROAD, 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 29th 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 PATRICK YOUTE
of KEYWEST STREET, 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 29th day
of MAY 2008 to the Minister responsible for' Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF JOAN ENICE ALBURY late of the
City of Nassau on the Island of New Providence on of
the Islands of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all person having any claim
or demand against the above Estate are required to send
the same duly certified in writing to the Undersigned on
'or before the 13th day of June, A.D., 2008, after which
date the Executors will proceed to distribute the assets
having, regard only to the claims of which they shall than
have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby given that all person indebted
to the said Estate of JOAN EUNICE ALBURY are
requested to make full settlement on or before the date
hereinbefore mentioned.

LEANDRAA. ESFAKIS
Attorney for the Executors
Chambers
P.O. Box SS-19269
No. 16 Market Street
Nassau, New Providence
The Bahamas


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARIE-LOURDES
PREVILIEN of SOLDIER ROAD, 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 29th day
of MAY 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


___j


PAGE 16B, THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2008


THE TRIBUNE









THE TRIBUNE


THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2008, PAGE 17B


US factory orders beat expectations


* By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) Orders
to US factories for big-ticket manu-
factured goods fell by a smaller-
than-anticipated amount in April
with many sectors outside of trans-
portation showing unexpected
strength.
The Commerce Department


reported Wednesday that orders for
durable goods dropped 0.5 per cent,
dragged down by big declines in
demand for commercial aircraft and
autos.
However, excluding transporta-
tion, orders rose by 2.5 per cent last
month, the biggest gain in nine
months. Orders for electrical equip-
ment and appliances surged by 27.8
per cent, the biggest increase on


record, with strong demand also
registered for primary metals,
machinery and communications
equipment.

Orders

In another good sign, orders for
non-defense capital goods excluding
aircraft, considered a good proxy
for business investment, rose by 4.2


per cent last month, the best show-
ing since last December.
The 0.5 per cent overall decline in
orders for durable goods, items
expected to last at least three years,
was just one-third the size of the
drop that had been expected.
Many economists have been con-
cerned that the economy could be
slipping into a recession, battered
by a series of blows including a pro-


longed slump in housing, a severe
credit crisis and soaring gasoline
prices that have sent consumer con-
fidence plunging.
However, so far, overall economic
growth has managed to stay in posi-
tive territory.
Today, government will report a
revised figure for the performance
of the gross domestic product in the
first three months of this year.


GIO!~~overment to 'eliminaUIte'Stamp utyI IIonSWimpIorts


FROM page 1B


Unveiling plans to further mod-
ernise the Bahamas' revenue and tax
systems, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham told the House of Assembly
that the Ministry of Finance and the
Customs Department had complet-
ed all studies and administrative
arrangements necessary to amalga-
mate customs duties and Stamp Duty
levied on imports for the 2008-2009
fiscal year.
In the first instance, customs duties
and Stamp Duty will be amalgamated
into one single rate on imports that
will still be subject to the existing
import duties regime.
In such cases, where importers pre-
viously paid a 35 per cent customs
duty rate, plus 7 per cent Stamp Duty,
those rates will be amalgamated into
one rate, likely around 42 per cent.
However, high value items, partic-
ularly vehicles and petroleum prod-
ucts, upon which the Government


earns the bulk of its revenues, and
luxury goods such as perfume, tobac-
co and cigarettes, are being removed
from the customs duty base and
placed under the new Excise Tax.
This will be implemented from July
1, 2008, onwards. Mr Ingraham
explained: "Basically the sum of the
present rates of customs duty and
Stamp Duty will become the new
excise rates under the new Excise Act.
"The purpose of this exercise is to
follow international practice and also
to remove these taxes from any reduc-
tion exercise which might be neces-
sary as a result of admission into the
World Trade Organisation."
Mr Ingraham said the Government
was projecting that total recurrent
revenues for its 2008-2009 Budget
year were due to increase by 7.8 per
cent on the expected performance for
this fiscal year, rising to $1.574 bil-
lion.
The Prime Minister added: "This
fairly robust revenue performance, in
the face of an economy whose rate


of growth moderated in 2007 and ear-
ly 2008, attests, I believe to the success
of the efforts that have been deployed
to strengthen revenue collections.
"The measures to reform and mod-
ernise revenues will result in impor-
tant changes in our major sources of
revenues. The new Excise Tax, for
instance, will now account for $234
million of total revenues in 2008-2009.
"Customs duties, from which a
number of products were removed
and placed in the new Excise Act,
will now account for $516 million in
revenues, as compared to $591 million
in 2007-2008.
"Stamp taxes on imports having
been amalgamated with customs
duties and built into the new excise
duties will no longer represent a
source of revenue."
Dioniso D'Aguilar said the elimi-
nation of Stamp Duty, either through
the new Excise Tax or the amalga-
mation with customs duties, would
not mean that Bahamian businesses
and residents are "going to pay much


less".
However, he said it should make
the process with the Customs Depart-
ment "simpler", as only one rate
instead of two would be levied.
Given the relatively limited fiscal
options available to' successive
Bahamian governments, given the
structure of the nation's economy and
the fact that fixed costs account for 80
per cent of spending, Budgets have
tended to often be fairly dry affairs,
despite the fanfare and hype that
always accompanies.
Yet yesterday's Budget could be
considered relatively "radical" in the
grand scheme of things, given the
stimulus and exemption measures
announced to boost targeted indus-
tries and alleviate the rise in energy
and food prices.
Indeed, all private sector observers
spoken to by The Tribune yesterday
appeared enthused by the Budget.
Mr Ingraham yesterday said the
Government was planning to'review
the Financial Audit and Administra-


tion Act in relation to accountability
and transparency when it came to the
public finances, and felt it would be
part of the 2009-2010 Budget.
A white paper, containing "pro-
posals for changes in the structure of
the public financial management, so
as to clarify the role and responsibil-
Sities of Ministers and senior officials in
relation to the care and management
of the revenue collection process, and
the management and disbursement
of public expenditures", is due to be
circulated shortly by the Ministry of
Finance.
Mr Ingraham said yesterday: "A
further step in reforming the way the
Government does business and col-
-lects revenue will be exploring to the
maximum extent possible, means of
consolidating and streamlining its rev-
enue collection operations. This will
be one important element in our over-
all strategy to make it easier for tax-
payers to deal with Government and
to comply with their tax and fee oblig-
ations."


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FINCO




FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED


Chairman's review of the unaudited results
For the six months ended April 30, 2008



We wish to report that net income for thb six months ended April 30, 2008 was $6,153,652 which
represents a decrease of $3.6 million or 37.13% compared to the corresponding period last year. The
Bank's return on equity was 13.42% compared to 25.42% for the same period last year and earnings
per share totaled 0.230 compared to 0.370 for the same period last year.

The Bank experienced good mortgage growth during the period. However, a weakening economy
contributed to a rise in non-accrual loans. This resulted in an increase to the Bank's loan loss
provision consistent with the Bank's policy, which has negatively affected net income.

The increase in non-accrual loans is manageable and the Bank's risk profile continues to remain
within its risk appetite. The Bank's capital ratios remain strong, are better than the regulatory
requirement and are ranked among the highest in the industry.

An interim dividend of 0.130 per share was declared for the quarter ended April 30, 2008 and will be
paid on 12"' June 2008, to all shareholders of record as of 5"' June 2008. The dividend payment of
0.130 is consistent with the payment for the same period last year.


FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (Unaudited)
As of April 30, 2008 and October 31, 2007
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


ASSETS


Cash
Statutory reserve account with
The Central Bank of The Bahamas
Investments
Loans Net
Fixed assets Net
Other assets
TOTAL
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
LIABILITIES
Deposits
Dividends.payable
Deferred fees
Other liabilities
Total liabilities
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Share capital
Share premium
General reserve
Retained earnings
Total shareholders' equity
TOTAL

FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME (Una
Six Months Ended April 30, 2008
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


INCOME
Net interest income
Provision for-credit losses net
Net interest income after provision for credit losses
Fees and commissions
Total income
NON-INTEREST EXPENSES
Total non-interest expenses
NET INCOME


April 30, 2008 October 31,2007

$ 29,770,161 $ 17,337,902


30,025,661
45,372,671
649,935,270
2,680,339
1,298,981
$ 759,083,083


$ 638,246,554
22,200,000
6,825,081
1,738,718
$ 669,010,353

5,333,334
2,552,258
500,000
81,687,138
90,072,730
$ 759,083,083

ED
udited)



Six Months
Ended
April 30, 2008

$ 14,068,443
(3,942,925)
10,125,518
1,763,897
11,889,415

5,735,763
$ 6,153,652


28,315,862
46,388,244
616,230,842
2,824,516
904,821
$ 712,002,187


$ 592,399,955
19,200,000
6,722,764
1,493,723
$ 619,816,442

5,333,334
2,552,258
500,000
83,800,153
92,185,745
$ 712,002,187





(Restated)
Six Months
Ended
April 30, 2007

$ 14,115,765
(198,954)
13,916,811
1,535,332
15,452,143

5,664,106
$ 9,788,037


FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED
CONSOLID 4 ED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY (Unaudited)
Six Months Ended April 30, 2008
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


Balance at October 31, 2006, restated

Net profit for the period, restated
Dividends
Balance at April 30, 2007, restated

Balance at October 31, 2007

Net profit for the period
Dividends
Balance at April 30, 2008


$5,333,334 2,552,258 500,000 /7,644,813 86,030,405

9,788,037 9,788,037
(8,266,667) (8.266,667)
$5,333,334 2,552,258 500,000 79,166,183 87,551,775

$5,333,334 2,552,258 500,000 83,800,153 92,185,745

6,153,652 6,153,652
(,,266,667) (8,266,667)
$5,333,334 2,552,258 --500,000 ..81,687,138 90,072,730


FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
Six Months Ended April 30, 2008
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


April 30, 2008


CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income
Adjustments for:
Depreciation
Provision forcredit losses
Loss on disposal of fixed assets


Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Increase in loans and advances, net
Increase in deposits
Net cash from operating activities
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchase of fixed assets
Net (Purchase) Proceeds of investments
Net cash used in investing activities
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITY
Dividends paid

NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF THE PERIOD


(Restated)
April 30, 2007


$ 6,153,652 $ 9,788,037


275,566
3,942,925
1,072
10,373,215

(1,756,647)
(37,647,353)
S 45,846,599
16,815,814

(132,461)
1,015,573
883,112

__(5,266,667

12,432,259
17,337,902
$ 29,770,161


244,872
198,954
4,822
10,236,685

(1,202,775)
(21,739,390)
36,063,511
23,358,031

(264,463)
5,508,537
5,244,074

(2,066,667)

26,535,438
21,823,993
$ 48,359,431


FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED
Notes to Unaudited Interim Consolidated Financial Statements
Six Months Ended April 30, 2008


1. ACCOUNTING POLICIES

These interim condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with
International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting. The accounting policies used
in the preparation of these interim financial statements are consistent with those used in the
audited financial statements for the year ended October 31, 2007.

2. COMPARATIVES

Certain comparative figures have been restated to comply with the presentation of these interim
financial statements.






















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Contract Seven Notrump, played
by South.


NORTH
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VA 106
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4864
WEST
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VKQJ4
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+QJ10


EAST
4963
V983
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Opening lead- king of hearts.
No bidding is given with this hand
because the deal itself is a fictional
one in which the final contract of
seven notrump a bad contract if
ever there was one would never
be reached in actual practice.
The hand is given to demonstrate
one of the rarest plays in bridge. In
order to preserve whatever chance
there is to make all 13 tricks, it
behooves declarer to win the opening
lead with the ace of hearts. The next
question is how to make all the tricks
when there are only 11 in view.
What's more, there does not even


appear to be the semblance of a 12th
trick, let alone a 13th.
Nevertheless, all the tricks can be
made, and, strange to say, it is not
even a difficult proposition. All that
needs to be done is to start playing,
and 13 tricks fall right into your lap.
The first thing to do is to cash all
five diamond tricks. You safely dis-
card a heart and a club from dummy,
but if you put yourself in West's
shoes, you will find yourself faced
with a situation that no aspirin in the
world can cure.
West can discard two of his hearts
on the third and fourth diamonds, but
what can he discard on the fifth dia-
mond? He will have to release a
spade, a heart or a club, and as soon
as he parts with any one of them, you
automatically gain your 12th trick.
Not only that, but whichever suit
he unguards subjects him to another
squeeze when you cash the trick he
has just established for you, com-
pelling him to unguard one of his two
remaining suits. As soon as he does
that, you gain trick No. 13.
This could go on forevei- if there
were more suits in the deck for West
to guard. ? there's no need to be
sadistic. Poor West has already suf-
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ACROSS
4 Use the end of the knife to stir the
stew, at least (6)
7 One with a consuming interest in
humanity? (8)
8 Be agin the government! (6)
10 Put pressure on for a bit
of building (5)
13 Though circular in section, it may be
square (4)
14 She breaks the seal (4)
15 Are such engines flown back from
Korea? (4)
16 The creature will live and
ultimately die (3)
17 Sing past (4)
19 Perform some work that could be
way out! (4)
21 Practically give fine art objects to a
friend (9)
23 According to the record,
500=100 (4)
24 Gave a faulty version of a German
song, apparently (4)
26 The sticking point of an
argument (3)
27 Do medical work in North Ealing (4)
29 Rose to become immortal (4)
32 That of being in an unsafe area? (41
33 Is the Scotch kind alcoholic? (5)
34 Right up to the bedroom? (6)
35 Showed gredt anger when blown to
pieces (8)
36 Beg father to return a ring (6)


Yesterday'scrypticsolutions
ACROSS: 1, Doctor 7, Ex-claims 8, Tuba 10, Moh-air 11,
Saliva 14, In-n 16, Tiler 17, Dent 19, H-op.-e'd 21, River 22,
Meter 23, Bent 26, An-Des 28, Ta-D 29, Stud-lO 30, Gorgon
31, Ur-Ge 32, EN-treaty 33, S-he-ila
DOWN: 1, Dammed 2, Truant 3, Re-a-r 4, Bloater 5, Civil 6,
Oscar 8, Thin 9, Bin 12, Lid 13, Vegan 15, No.-V-el 18, Even-
T 19, Hit 20, Per 21, Resided 22, Med. 23, Bargee 24, Edge
25, Tun-d-ra 26, Ashes 27, Du-s-ty 28, Tor 30, Guys


DOWN
1 Oimb on the back of a fish? (5)
2 Rudely ignores a couple of Poles on
a bus, perhaps (5)
3 Such a sum is not exactly tiny (4)
4 Part of a building with an angle in
the roof, perhaps (5)
5 Showed distress upon damaging
some pewter (4)
6 A relative in hospital (6)
9 Collect dole at the post office for
one's dog (6)
11 Scandinavian cry of enthusiasm? (3)
12 Fish oti one for a foundation (5)
13 Pull up in the rear as usual (7)
15 In the meantime, one works
industriously (3)
16 He won't always be in this hood (3)
18 A soldier, old and bent? (6)
20 What one will be when knocked
into the middle of next week? (5)
21 Victor I am, due to sheer energy (3)
22 Trouble in Ismailia (3)
23 Puts up with some duds, but only
with a fight (4-2)
25 It quite alters one's meaning (3)
28 One with two peg-legs? (5)
30 Composition for a boy to perform (5)
31 Just a touch can break heads! (5)
32 A tool for life? (4)
33 Could this be the 50 by which one
may be saved? (4)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Ballad 7, Advanced 8, User 10, Turtle 11, Parade
14, Gem 16, Super 17, Shed 19, Heron 21, Civil 22, Moped 23,
Card 26, Locum 28, Pal 29, Adagio 30, Pirate 31, Ages 32,
Grenades 33, Strike
DOWN: 1, Brutes 2, Lasted 3, Dare 4, Parasol 5, Scrap 6,
Adder 8, Urge 9, Elm 12, Run 13, Demur 15, Revel 18, Herod
19, Hip 20, Rid 21, Comical 22, Mug 23, Career 24, Alas 25,
[ Dredge 26, Large 27, Camel 28, Pig 30, Pass


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ACROSS
4 Flow (6)
7 Abandoned
(8)
8 Treatises (6)
10 Ridge (5)
13 Type of
wood (4)
14 Canvas
shelter (4)
15 High (4)
16 Insect (3)
17 Spoken(4)
19 First man
(4)
21 Made
believe (9)
23 Region (4)
24 Facial
feature (4)
26 Cunning (3)
27 Badger's
home (4)
29 Weed (4)
32 Boys(4)
33 Stage
whisper (5)
34 Powerful (6)
35 African (8)
36 Improved (6)


DOWN
1 Decree (5)
2 Naive (5)
3 Apartment (4)
4 Alloy(5)
5 Gamble (4)
6 Refuge (6)
9 Cold
dishes (6)
11 Agent (3)
12 Stow(S)
13 Flairs (7)
15 Rubbish
(3)
16 Wicked (3
18 Ground (5)
20 Actions
(5)
21 Snoop(3)
22 Negative (3)
23 Niche
(6)
25 Offer(3)
28 Go in (S)
30 Stiff (S)
31 Coin'.
(5)
32 Chair (4)
33 Serpents (4)


Evgeny Vasyukov v Reinhard
Fuchs, Gotha 1957. Vasyukov
was among the best speed
players in Russia in the 1950s so
when Bobby Fischer, then aged
14 and newly crowned US
champion, turned up at the
Central Chess Club the
Muscovite was assigned to take
him on at five-minute chess.
Fischer won most of the games,
and 13 years later was again the
nemesis when Vasyukov was an
aide to Mark Taimanov who lost
0-6 to the American in a world
title candidates match. Sports
bosses forgave him, and the
now veteran GM still competes
in the annual world over-60


THURSDAY,
MAY 29
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Don't waste your energies on ven-
tures that could prove worthless.
You may be feeling a little sad about
a friend moving away. Meditation
should help you relieve the blues.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Spending time with friends is the
perfect remedy for feeling dow,
in the dumps. Use diplomacy
if involved in arguments of an3
kind especially those at work.
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
This would be an excellent time t6
take a trip or even a weekend ge4
away. Your health should improve
and you'll experience a new vitality.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 i
You may be about to start a sudden and
deep relationship with a Scorpio of the
opposite sex. This could be a happy
affair, but, before you fall head-over-
heels, know what you're getting into.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
This should be a very amusing but
unproductive week for you. You will
find yourself spending more time social!
izing and less time working. That's thS
wayit should be, you may decide.
CANCER -Jun 22/Jul 22
People won't be easy to please,
don't bother trying too hardx Mundane
issues will surround you, and you wi!
find yourself getting bored and cranky.
Don't take this out on loved ones.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Use your imagination if you a
unsure of your next move. A chang
of scenery could be stimulating a
you are likely to find the company o
certain friends rather boring.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You may not be happy with your cm
lent position, but with some investig-
tion, you'll find that you really don'
have it so bad after all.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
This should be a calm, easy wee:
with no shocks or surprises to upset
things. Try to keep a fair balance?
between work and play.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You will find yourself being pulled
in many different directions at work
You're persistence is admirable, bu
you must delegate some of you
responsibilities so you .don'.t ge
completely overworked.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
This is going to be one of those week
where everything seems to keep yot
waiting. You also will have difficult
doing any clear-cut planning. Don'
let your frustrations get to you; lift
should get easier by week's end.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 2(
Something that happens this weel
will be very important to you. B(
ready for opportunities. This is
good time for buying and/or sellingi



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YAMACRAW BEACH ESTATES (Lot No. 3)
All that lot of land having an area
of 10,000 sq ft, being lot no. 3 in
Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the
said subdivision situated in the
eastern district of New Providence
Bahamas. Located on the subject
property is a single-storey triplex
S building comprising of 3 units with
-two 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen apartments
unit and one unit being used as
Sa barber and beauty salon. the
i s. land is on a grade and level;
however the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding during
annual heavy rainy periods of the year.

Appraisal: $313,016.00

Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The
subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted white trimmed brown.


ELEUTHERA, LOWER BOGUE (Lot No. 90-D)
All that piece parcel or lot of land
containing 42,616.sq. ft. and being
SLot # 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
sll 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
improvements 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.

i Appraisal: $490,671.00

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.


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ELEUTHERA (Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) I WESTERN SHORES (Lot No. 1)

All that piece parcel or lot of land' IAll that lot of land having an
and improvements, 'in the area of 7,389 sq. ft., being lot
settlement of Lower Bogue, North #1 of the Subdivision known as
Eleuthera, being No. 62,
comprising of about 34,210 sq. Western Shores Phase II, the
ft., this site encompasses a 12 ,. said Subdivision situated in the
"year old singlestorney home. Western District of New
comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 Providence, Bahamas. Located
bathrooms, front room, dining, on the subject property is a
......'.'.." breakfast room, kitchen and single structure comprising of
laundry room, with a total living a single family residence
.... area of approximately 2,342.06. consisting of approximately
.- .. : Property also includes a double c
S; car garage, and front entrance 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living
carIgarageAandfrontenn.c.Theresidence
S with a total sq.ftof approximately space. The residence
655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is well landscaped with crab comprises of 3-bedroom with
grass, fiascos and some fruit trees. closets, 2 1/2 bathrooms,
living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic
Appraisal: $229,426.00 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
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower A including driveway, walkway and swimming pool..The yard is enclosed with walls.
Bogue. :
------------------------------------ 'Appraisal: $753,570.00

WINTON MEADOWS (Lot No. 382) Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house
r -- '- .- 4-; 4* :.';*'..i All that piece parcel or lot of land r- i9- 4eeated-eo -he4 f -treaer-Tuseutiemr- &ubi-bc+iti&en -aend-poirteed -all--wite--


having an area of 8,300 sq. ft.
being lot No. 382 situated in the
subdivision known as Winton
Meadows, the said subdivision
Situated in the Eastern District
lof the Island of New Providence,
Bahamas. This property is
comprised of a 24 year old single
family residence with an attached
efficiency (formerly the carport)
a consisting of approximately
a 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 nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning,
with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality 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


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


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
Traveling east on Prince Chadrles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows pass the third comer on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.
Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The p on e le e ject w e te t on e le sm white.
subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white. L-- ------ -_--- -
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Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated "E" which forms a portion of land
known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly
by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.;
outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the
main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area
of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful
and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.


,J IVVU ULU, I UCIa I IUulJilcA J,UUU s4q.
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
t-nrlM't blnk-, inli- !n nA miLrk


APPRAISAL: $51,421.00 concrete DIOCKS, ci isn r
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Island Harbour Beach, Exuma A
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'X 100') sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach I .. Apraisal:265,225.0
Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The property is located '1
on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.


Appraisal: $80,000.00
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Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section b, of Rainbowv
Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Ffighway and 137.02'


Lot No. 6, Block 2, Millars Heights
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 16,000 sq ft, of the subdivision known and designated as Millars Heights, the said subdivision
situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zonned multi family / single family. The land is on a
grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods
of the year.


ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities and services available. APPRAISAL: $355,000.00
STravelling west on Carmichael Road after passing Bamboo Shack and East Ave, make a left turn onto West Ave. The subject property will
Appraisal: $40,328.00 be on the left handside of the street enclosed with chain link fencing just before Wimpole Street
I Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67
Mutton Fish Point- h All that lot of vacant land having an'area of 1,173 acres and being referred to as the plot. the property is lot No. B and is situated on Marigold
SMutton Fish Point North Eleuthera Farm Road in the area known as Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the south eastern district of New Providence Bahamas. This property
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory is zoned multi family.
Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and' abutting Appraisal: $290,000.00
as follows:- Ndrthwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet I Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is th 2nd to last property on the left hand side
northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of of the road near the pond.
390.274 hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 -- -
hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance I Blackwood, Abaco
of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned' All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It
commercial development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The
available. site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00 It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as "Mutton Fish Point" to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions.


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LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham's Pond and
Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is
bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No.
liB and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20' wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the
west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a
white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately
50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services
available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00
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Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated "F' which forms
a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the
island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly
by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly
by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by
the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the
property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential
development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00


APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The
property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.
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Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock Crusher and in
the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi
family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under
construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq.
ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.
Appraisal: $97,214.00
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways through to Wilson
Street, go though the comer all the way to the dead end. The property is located behind the chain linked fence at the back
of the yard.
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North Eleuthera Heights (ELEUTHERA)
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft.. and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment Ltd., this
is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace
and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated
1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean.
Appraisal: $41,275.00



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Evereil(e James Dudley Sandi ofMarkham, Ontario, Canada, passed
peacefully into the presence of the Lord on Wednesday, May 21,
2008 at the age of 91, following several months of
declining health.
Dndley was born in Nassau, Bahamas on August 30, 1916, the
oldest child of Everette and Mamie iKelly) Sands. He was
S . . educated at Queen's College, Nassau, and at the age of twenty,
.m entered business with Harold Saunders. This business, The Men's
'"l Shop, subsequently became The Nassau Shop, a landmark store on
Bay St. for many years.

S father built boats, and he and his brother Everete won many races
i||j- ^ ,-1together. At I1 he was a charier member of The Nassau Yacht Club.
j ei s ived., bDudley's focus changed at age 39 when he made a new
h 'u'a commitment, this time to lesuasas his Saviour. The relationship he
: had was so real that in death he had great peace. He knew he was
d inot falling off a cliff into the unknown, but rather going into the
presence of Jesus. and he could scarcely wait.
in Nassau Dudley was known for his friendliness and business acumen, but in 1973 he retired to
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with his wife Valeria. Subsequently they emigrated again, this time to Canada in 1989
to be near their only daughter Sonia and her family in Toronto.
Dudley is survived by his wife Valeria (Knowles), his daughter Sonia Springle and her
husband George, granddaughters Elizabeth Springle of Toronto and lulie Dierkens and Steve of Calgary,
Alberta, his sister Barbara Albury and nephew Drew Albury and family of Nassau, and brother Everette Sands
and his wife Patricia of Gun Point, Eleuthera, and nephews John and Jimmy Sands and their families of Nassau,
and many other relates and friends. He was dearly loved, and will be greatly missed by all.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 27, at 1 :00 a.m. at the Dixon Garland Funeral Home, 166
Main SI. N., Markham. Ontario. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
Dudley's memory to either
The Salvation Army
P.O. Box N-205
Nassau, Bahamas
Or
Teen Challenge Bahamas
P.O. Box SS-6'M
Nassau, Bahamas
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BELL, 45

of Texas and formerly of Freeport, Grand
^'Bahama died on May 21, 2008.
She is survived by her mother: Lavinia
Lorentzen of Texas; 3 children,
Deandrea, Deandre' and Andreka Bell
S' of Texas; 2 sisters, Anne Elzner of Texas
Sand Florinda Lowe of Nassau; 3 brothers,
Mario Roberts; Anthony Lowe of
Freeport and Jeffrey Lowe of Nassau; numerous nieces and
nephews, Alacia Bain of Nassau, Alex Elzner of Texas, Anastacia,
Adrian, Anthony, Antoinette, Arlene, Andrea, Jamal, Aisha,
Andre, Angelique, Anthony Jr. and Angelica; aunt, Monica Dean
of Freeport; 2 uncles, Cryil and Edward Lowe; grand aunt, Ada
Kelly of Nassau; sister-in-law, Shirley Lowe of Freeport; brother-
in-law, Jeffrey Elzner of Texas; and a host of other relatives and
friends including, Lavonda, Angie Lowe, Vena, Alvinia Dino,
Chantel, Screal, Dyan, Dancy, Denice, Dorothy, Arnette, Billy,
Portia, Betty, Erica, Rodney, Walter, Linda, Capacine, Vonette,
Violet, Virginia, Oswald, Stephanie, Rodrick, Jenny, Erma, Lisa,
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FELIX
ELLIS SR., 73

of Bailey Town, Bimini, will be held on
Saturday 11am at Holy Name Catholic
Church, Bailey Town, Bimini. Fr.
Reginald Demeritte, assisted by Deacon
John Sears and other Ministers of the
Gospel will officiate. Interment will follow
in Catholic Church Cemetery, Bailey
Town.

..Left to mourn are his loving children,
Nursing Auxiliary Teresita Sargent,
Christa Rolle, Felix Jr., Geraldine Pyfrom,
Jeff P. Charlton, Sandra Hanna and Richard
Hepburn; adopted son, John Roller Rolle; grandchildren, Delcena, Desanique,
Zensil and Travis Rolle, Quinetella and Quinton Ellis Jr., Ned Jr., Adrian and
Justin Hanna, Adrian Jr. and Anthony Pyfrom, JeffA. Charlton, Natalia, Jeff
P. Charlton, Tameka Brennan, Althea Barr, Deandra and Jacob Charlton,
Lessamay Smith, Ebony Saunders and Shalanka Gator; three brothers, Deacon
Lofton Ellis, Minister Clarence Ellis and Henry Ellis; four sons-in-law,
Stephen Sargent, Denzil Rolle, Adrian Pyfrom Sr., and Ned Hanna Sr.;
daughter-in-law, Theresa Charlton; nieces, Patricia Rolle, Sharlene Gibson,
Mavis Saunders, Nannette Bain, Easter, Adriana Watson, Letitia Jones, Edris
Rolle, Lydia Gibson, Zinnia Rolle, Leona, Penny, Jean, Erica and Harriette
Ellis, Barbara Pinder, Alexandria Bowe, Cottrice Robinson, Letitia Moss,
Angel, Stephanya, Jennaine, Vanessa, Savanya, Michelle, Avery Roberts,
Betsy Moore, Irene Johnson, Phyllis Dickerson, Bercu Pierre, Letty Rolle,
Autrey Russell, Tammy Ellis, Demetrius Allen, Dr. Pamula Mills, Charlice
Grant; nephews, Prince Munroe, Lathon, Rumalo Lonney Develon Ellis,
Shererick, Pastor David, Prince, Evangelist Edmond, Evangelist Oral, Bishop
Neil, Pastor Delton and Ken Ellis, Randy, Park, Gladstone, Pastor Gilbert
Rolle, Alexander, Shawn, Paul and Vincent Ellis, Leroy, Naaman, Leon,
Oswald, Larry Ellis, Freddie Jr., Henderson, Ricardo Rolle, Lorrick and
Pedrito Roberts, Ivan, Stevon, Stephano and Micah Roberts Jr.; sisters-in-
law, Faith Levarity, Magdalen Murphy, Minister Elva, Esmeralda and Brenda
Ellis; brothers-in-law, Harcourt, Alexander Roberts, Captain Augustine Roberts,
Father Simeon Roberts, Michael, Stephen and Van Roberts, Freddie Rolle
Sr., Gently Murphy; aunts-in-law, Willamae Sawyer and children; uncles-in-
law, Austin and Reuben Roberts; godchildren, Bone Fish Ebbie Davis, Laquasie
Davis, Paulette Lewis and Pauline Rolle, Alton Rolle, Isaiah Rolle; nieces-
in-law, nephews-in-law, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins; other relatives
and friends including, Money Collie, Alfred Sweeting, Charlie, Charlie
Wilkinson, Moe Collie Grant, Lional Rolle, Joe Jones, Lincoln Rolle, Nat
Russell, William Yam Butler, Kizzy Jones, Samantha, Melinda Rolle, Lathon
Ellis Jr., Madeline Sargent, Angela Rolle, Mr./Mrs. Sargent, Cpt. Patrick
Brown, Michael Murphy, Lucas Levarity, Pat Brice, Estha Canta, India
Bennen, Natalie William, Muddy Russell, Bridegette Levarity, Joyce Hanna,
Cynthia Sands, Lovette Longley, Lee Duncombe, Branda Hanna, Alethia
Romer Ellis, staff at Accident & Emergency, the staff at Water & Sewerage
Corporation in Bimini, Nassau and staff at C.C. Sweeting Jr. School, Sparkle
T's Dry Cleaning, Toot's Drugs, Msgr. Simeon Roberts, Msgr. Preston A.
Moss and the member from St. Anselm's Church, the Ellis, Rolle, Roberts,
Levarity and the Stuart family, the entire Catholic Community, and the entire


Community of Bimini.

Friends may pay their last respects at Holy Name Catholic Church, Bailey
Town on Friday from 4:00pm until 12:00 midnight and on Saturday from
9:00am until service time.


TEREZ DEMEKO
MAJOR, 28

of Kennedy Subdivision will be held on
Saturday 11:00am at St. George's
Anglican Church, Montrose Ave., Rev.
Fr. G. Kingsley Knowles, assisted by Fr.
Kirkland Russell will officiate. Interment
will follow in Woodlawn Memorial
Gardens, Soldier Road.


Terez is survived by his father, Larry
Major; grandparents, Dorothy Williams,
__ Thelma Seymour, John McNeil and
Clarence Major; grand aunts, Georgina
Whitfield, Alice Johnson, Judy Delancy, Una Williams, Cathleen Rolle, Leah
Donowa of Delray Beach, Florida and Cippianna Major; grand uncles, Tyrone
Strachan, Eleazor Johnson, Tony Williams and Nelson McNeil; one great
grand aunt, Alicia Thompson of West End, Grand Bahama; one brother,
Aliastair Tario Major; two sisers, Lorraine Major and Deandra Davis; uncles,
Gregory Rahming, Troy McNeil, Maxwell McNeil, Albert Major and Junior
Major; aunts, Mildred McNeil, Roselyn Seymour, Ruth Seymour and Kema
Moore of Miami, Florida, Sandra Jackson, Janice Major and Mary Archer of
Deerfield, Florida and Charlette Major; nephews, Alcon, Alli and Alaster;
nieces, Amber, Dee and Andrea; cousins, Dr. Patrick Whitfield, Michelle
Simmons of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Owen Rolle, Zakiya Rolle, Jamal
Saunders of Halifax, Canada, Mattheus Simmons, Michael Simmons, Gregory
Rahming Jr., Julius Rahming, Shante McNeil, Troy McNeil Jr., Troyniko
McNeil, Treyvon McNeil, Shanette Thompson, Natika Whitfield, Sadia
Whitfield, Meketa Whitfield, Myra Whitfield, Jason Whitfield, Damian
Whitfield, Perez Whitfield, Trevor Johnson, Sharman Johnson, James Johnson,
Dion Johnson, Reverend Terrance Morrison, Garfield Morrison, Edrick
Morrison, Joel Morrison, Wilfred Morrison, Yvette Morrison, Burnetta
Morrison, Vanessa Morrison, Shemond Morrison and Maria Sylvian; other
relatives and friends, Lottie Rahming, Morris Simmons, Paula Whitfield, Dr.
Nelson Clarke and family, Glenda Rolle, Drexwell Rolle, Joanne Moss, Joan
Lewis, Monique Lewis, Clement Rolle, Magaret McCardy and family,
De'Andrea Walker, Angella Thompson of Kingston, Jamaica, Edburgh Wallace,
Wilfred Dorsette and family, the Major family, the Brown family, the Moncur
family, the Strachan family, the Kennedy Subdivision family, the staff of
Avis Rent A Car, The Sick and Needy Committee of St. George's Parish,
Noreen Major and the whole St. George's Church family, the Culmersville
Community, Weslon Kelly and The Temple Christian School family, Dr. John
Lunn and staff and the Symonette Family.

Friends may pay their last respect at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau
Street on Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday at the church from
10am until service time.


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DEALO DERON
"Big Alo"
MILLER, 18

of Dumping Ground Corner,
Swill be held on Saturday, May
31st, 2008 at 3pm at Bethel
SBaptist Church, Meeting
Street. Officiating will be
Rev. Rudolph Cooper,
assisted by Rev. Dr. C. B.
Moss and other Ministers of
the gospel. Interment will be
made in St. Joseph's Church
Cemetery, Boyd Road.

Left to cherish fond memories are his parents, Denise and Dellino
Miller; three brothers and one sister, Delano, Dellino Jr., Delisha
Miller and Nyquille Hart; grandparents, Thelma Clarke, Lovely
Miller, Mr and Mrs Harry Pennerman; great grandparents, Frances
Clarke and Miriam Forbes; special friend, Shandeka Gibson;
aunts, Daphne, Shavvon, Teazel, Michelle, Qutell and Dulcia
Pennerman, Shenique Smith, Melissa Deveaux, Joanna Neely,
Adrian Adderley, Mavis Brown-, Larry Williams, Sherine Carey,
Chloe, Rhonda, Pandora and Helena Miller; uncles, RDC 774
Dario, PC1040 Deon, Stephan and Ricardo Pennerman, Peter
Outten, Everette, Raymond, Donnie and Percy Miller, Jason
Deveaux, Aaron Neely, Wayne Carey and Stafford Smith; grand
aunts, Enid Clarke, Sheila Mangura, Marsha Williams, Helen
Audette, Paula Lowry of Miami, Florida, Sheila, Doreen and
Patricia Clarke, Patricia Cooper, Josephine Duncombe, Lilly
Simms, Virginia Clarke, Fairmena Taylor, Millicent Miller and
Catherine Wilson of Miami, Florida; grand uncles, Andrew
Jonathan and Joseph Clarke, Bruce Williams, Vincent Mangura,
Eve Audette and Carl Walden of Miami, Florida, Vincent Forbes,
Harley Simms, Dellington and Zilchus Thompson; godparents,
Mark Knowles and Lacy Cooper; numerous cousins including,
Christal, Kenese, Joyanne, Jason, Jonathan, Maria, Adelisa, Joey,
Andrea, Marican, Michael Jr., Micheala, Tony, Tiffany, Tequilla,
Keith, Katherine, Katrina, Kissinger, Kayla, Krystle, Kirk, Kendra,


Ken, Kendrick, Kendal, Yvette, Yvonne, Stephon, Anton, Adrian,
Antoinette, Anastacia, Arleon, Omar, Enrique, Homiqua, Atia,
Cavardo, Bernard, Camille, Shyann, Raquel, Dario, Kera, Samantha,
Raphael, Jasmine, Travante, Tamino, Perique, Raymond Jr., Jere,
Ramona, Maverick, Donisha, Dominique, Sylvia, Wayne Jr., Sophia
Bastian, Geno and Jason Miller; other relatives and friends
including, Deborah Gibson and family, Evelyn Cox and family,
Mr and Mrs Garnet Gibson and family, Mrs Lydia Adderley and
family, Mr and Mrs Ivan Marshall and family, Mr Vandyke Russell,
Margaret Russell and family, Brenda Ward and family, Jeannine
Belias and family, Birdina Taylor and family, Denise Pierre and
family, Mr and Mrs Mervin Davis and family, Mrs Geraldine.
Ferguson and family, Ricardo Baptiste, Mr and Mrs David Pratt
and family, Mr and Mrs Ira Grant and family, the Harts, Johnsons,
Hannas, Coles, Christies, Dawkins, Sweetings, Dillettes, Bullards,
Sears, Bodies, Strachans, Rolles, Huylers, Martins, Lena Williams,
Beryl Sawyer and family, Sawyers, Marshall family, Reginal
Deveaux, Mr and Mrs Wilmore Bethel and family, Brian, Carlos,
Chunky, Vadin, Marli, Kenrick, Meko, Gregory, Dasra, Dasia,
C.J., Sandra, Joan Brown and family, Mr and Mrs Kendal
Lightbourne and family, Pearline Adderley and family, Mr and
Mrs Lawrence Ferguson and family, Mr and Mrs John Wright and
family, Inspector Craig Gaitor, Dwayne Dean, Kathleen Minnis
and family, Dr Bernard Nottage, M.P, Rev. C. B. Moss and family,
Mr and Mrs Baron Smith and family, Mr and Mrs Prince Davis
and family, Mr and Mrs Deon Smith and family, Mr and Mrs
Florence Christie and family, Mr and Mrs Danny Rolle and family,
the Cummings family, Mr and Mrs Pettie, Mr and Mrs Kirch
Ferguson and family, the Haitian community of Bain Town,
Shavonne, Florinda Lowe and family, Ms Kendra Clarke and
family, Miller's family, Class of 2007 of C.C. Sweeting Senior
High School, the former Bain Town Marching Band, St. Joseph
Parish, Ministry of Works, Grounds and Beautification, Ministry
of Youth, Sports and Education and the entire Bain Town family.
Freddy and Ambardar, Rahming family, Mae Coakley and family,
Ricardo Rolle, Rev. Theresa Smith of Miami, Fla., Patrice Gibson
and Julie Jacque.

The body will repose in the blessed Redeemer Chapel at Ferguson's
Funeral Directors, 7th Terrace, Collins Avenue on Friday from
10am to 6pm and at the church on Saturday from 2pm until service
time.


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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


Evangelist Alicia
Hepburn-Armbrister, 81
of Fifth Street,
Coconut Grove and
formerly of Bluff
Cat Island will be
held on Saturday at
S11:00 A.M. at
:', Bethel Baptist
E:.- .: Church, Meeting
S :- "Street. Officiating
Sw -,ill be Pastor
"" Timothy Stewart
assisted by Bishop
Albert H. Hepburn,
Rev. Dr. John T.
Rolle and Rev.
Patrick Smith and
Other Associate Ministers. Interment in the Church's
Cemetery, Meeting Street.

She is survived by her husband: Rev. Bertram
Gaston Armbrister; 1 Brother: Bishop Albert
Hepburn; 2 Sisters: Enral Robinson and Deaconess
Julia Bain; 3 Sisters-in-law: Deaconess Karen
Hepburn, Evangelist Curlene Armbrister Dorsette
of New Bight, Cat Island, Alma Kaplan of New
York and Eleanor Armbrister of Freeport, Grand
Bahama; Adopted Children: Barbara Morley,
David Mckinney, Shamona Bullard and Mary
Alleyne; Nephews: Philip Taylor, John Bain,
Attorneys Jacob Rose of West Palm Beach, Fla.,
Lynden Rose of Houston Texas, Cecil Rose of
Houston Texas, Maxwell, Deacon Ednal and Philip
Rose, Barnabas, Cornelius and Nicodemus Johnson,
Alexander Mullings, Freddie Stubbs, William


McCartney, Philip Armbrister, Donald Glass, Jerome
Hutchinson, Wendell Munnings, Andrew, Gary,
Ryan, Marvin, Lavardo Hepburn, P/C.2175 Carlos
Carey, Jeffrey and Albert Bain, of Miami Fla.,
Gladstone Robinson, Delano Knowles, Perry 'Dr.
P' Mckenzie; Nieces: Joyce Smith of Dundas Town,
Abaco, Alice Bain of Freeport, Grand Bahama,
Alma, Lilymae Johnson, Phillis Ruthmae Rose,
Attorneys Debra Rose Munnings, Sharon Rose
Hutchinson, Nurse Priscilla Rose of Houston, Texas,
Minister Christine Whylly, Josette Armbrister,
Daisy Glass, Pamela Stubbs, Lovenia Johnson,
Attorneys Arimentha Walkine of Miami Fla., Loraine
Mckenzie, Janet and. Bridget Hepburn, LaDonna
Hepburn Thurston, Ingrid Hepburn Laroda, Sheila
Johnson, Gracie Robinson, Mary Ann Rahming,
Alexandria Hepburn and Wendy Knowles;
Godchildren including Rev. Patrick Smith, Freddie
Bowe and Robert 'Bobby' ,Pinder; Host of other
relatives and friends including Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Dames and family, Mr. and Mrs. Haywood
Mckinney and Family, Rev. Beryl Francis, Mr. and
Mrs. Arlington Miller and Family, Rev. Patrick
McFall and Family, Alfreda Johnson, Thelma Pinder,
The Community of Fifth Street, the Grove, The
Communities of Bluff and New Bight Cat island,
Bethel Baptist, United Christian and Community
Holiness Churches, Sadie Curtis, Gwendolyn King,
Enith Ingraham, Sylvia Munnings and Family,
Attorney Charles Mackey, Anita Wilson and Family,
Mr. Alva Smith and Family, Rev. Duke Smith and
Family and Mrs. Florine Wilson and Family.

The body will repose at.Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary,
Robinson Road and Fifth Street on Friday from
10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. and at the church on
Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until service time.


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With Love and Grateful Hearts
We Remember
OUR MOTHER


MERRITH ELIZABETH
KNOWLES

May 1927-May 2007



God knew you would teach us lessons of life,
And that peace was preferable to living in strife;
That siblings should always support one another,
And that God should be placed above all others;.

Your love was never exhausted, it never changed;
It endured 'til you left us for your home in the sky;
As you now look down from that mansion on high,
Know that our memories of your love shall never die.
May her soul rest in peace!

Sadly missed by her, children, grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, sisters and brothers-in-laws.


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P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas
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MR. AUDLEY
CHARLES "Peter"
SMITH, 74


of Lyon Road and formerly
B | of Green Castle, Eleuthera
will be held on Saturday,
May 31st, 2008 at 10:00
a.m. at The New Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church,
Baillou Hill Road South.
Officiating will be Rev.
Alfred Stewart Assisted by Other Ministers of the
Gospel. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.
Left to cherish his memories are his Wife: Nellie
Pearl Smith; Ten (10) Children: Beryl, Eleanor,
Glen, Bradley, Stephen and Det. CPL. 321 Terrance
Smith, Sandra Mortimer, Pasty Powell, Joan Stubbs
and Iris Adderley; Twelve (12) Siblings: Min. Leotha
Deveaux-Curry, Esthermae Archer, Iris Dean, Edith
"Val" Lockhart, Avis Outten, Beryl Rolle, Ednol and
Elvin Smith Sr., Sharon Deal, Donald and Floyd
Deveaux of Green Castle, Eleuthera; Twenty-five
(25) Grandchildren: One (1) Great-grandchild;
Sons-and Daughters-in-law: Craig Mortimer Sr.,
Davon Adderley Sr., Brent Stubbs Sr. and WCPL
2046 Denise Smith; Numerous Nieces and Nephews,
Numerous Grandnieces and Grandnephews, Eight
(8) Brothers and Sister-in-law: Richard Dean, Hon.
Darrell Rolle, Luccille and Vincent Adderley, Andrea
and Beulah Smith, Majorie Deveaux and Elsworth
Pinder of Freeport, Grand Bahama; One (1) Aunt:
Victoria Smith and a host of other relatives and
friends too numerous to mention.
Viewing will be held at the chapel of Butlers' Funeral
Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on
Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday
from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.


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ETHEL BLANCH
RODGERS, 95


1 of Deadman's Cay, Long Island
on Saturday, May 31st, 2008 at
^i:l l10am at Cartwright's Gospel
-Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor
Emeritus Rex Major. Interment
will follow in Christian Burial
Institution, Buckley's Long Island.

She is survived by three sisters, Elva.Ritchie, Ruth
Watkins and Gwendolyn Hanna; four brothers, John,
Richard, Ralph and Carl Cartwright; step children,
Meryl, Albert and Junior; step daughter-in-law,
Rosemary Rodgers; sister-in-law, Beryl and Effie;
a host of nephews and nieces, Cartwrights Gospel
Chapel and the entire community of Lower
Deadman's Cay.


FUNERAL' SERVICE FO


EAST SUN RISE MORTUARY


"A New Commitment To Service'



BABY KEILECEIA
DENISE SAUNDERS,
7 WEEKS

will be held on Thursday, May 29th,
..' : 2008 at 10 a.m. at Grace and Peace
i Wesleyan Church, Twynam Heights.
SOfficiating will be Rev. Henley B.
S Perry. Interment will follow in Old
Trail Cemetery, Abundant Life Road.
She is survived by her parents, Keith
and Angela Saunders; 3 sisters, Italia
Russell, Keishell and Keiann Saunders; 1 brother, Keith Saunders
Jr.; grandparents, Edward and Deloris Culmer and Eunice
Saunders; 9 aunts, Julie Morley, Chrislyn Benjamin, Nickie,
Darlene, Nadine & Stalla Saunders, Monalisa, Anna and Tammy
Culmer; 9 uncles, Deware and Eduardo Culmer, Ranandis Ranger,
Clive, Colin, Clay, Carl Saunders, Peter Benjamin Jr., & Julian
Morley Sr.; great grandmother, Sybil Johnson; 5 grand aunts,
Alma Pery, Slyvia Price, Yvonne Naronha, Jane Hilton, Yvonne
Pinder; 6 grand uncles, Spurgeon and Cecil Hilton, Henley Perry,
Francis Naronah, Naaman and Maynard Culmer; cousins, Tanisha,
Julian, Carlina, Jamal, Robby, Trevor and Peter Jr., Eduardo Jr.,
Jocqui, Khyza, Clive Jr., Annie, Clivanya, Brandon, Justin, Donta,
Jasis, Victoria, Andrew, Adam; other relatives and friends
including, Dess, Dorsey, Worrell, Trevor, Rodrickis, Darren,
Everlena, Roshan, Ravi, Inderia, Miriam, Philip, Derek, Rickie,
Dewitt, Stephanie, Tenille, Laurel, Kirk, Jackie, Ashley, Gertrude,
Vernique, Leonardo, Lavern, Cecilee, Erica, Phillipa, Bradley,
Calvin, Jameko, Karen, Philip and Joy Dorsette, Eunice Hanchell,
Rose and Andy Neilly, Hugo, Eardley, Robert Barry, Shirley and
Ismae, Zeatte, Mary and Perry McPhee, Rhonda Grant, Michael
Brindlesille, Lynn Kelly, Mildred and Kendall Neilly, Lloyd and
Lillian Hutchinson, Patrice Johnson and family, Miriam Armbrister
& family, Anita & Carp., Marsha Bartlette & family, Alan Scavella
and family, Science & Technoligy Section of Ministry of Education,
Doris Johnson Senior High School, Science Department, Brethren
of Lodge of Unity 8760, Lodge C.R. Walker 1808, Lodge Mico
1583, and the entire Masonic family.
Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary,
,Rosetta Street, Palmdale from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and
at the Church from 9 a.m. on Thursday until service time.


EAST UNRIE MORUARY
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DIAMOND FUNERAL
SERVICE
For
Ms. Olevia Allen, 85
of Conch Shell Alley, Tarpum Bay
Eleuthera will be held on Saturday, May
31, 2008 at 11am at Wesley Methodist
Church, Adelaide Street Tarpun Bay
Eleuthera. Rev. Mark Carey and Brother
Ian Carey will officiate and burial will be
in the Tarpum Bay Public Cemetery,
Tarpum Bay Eleuthera.
The Radiance of this "Diamond ofA Gem" will always glow in the
hearts of her:
One Son: Mr. John Norris "Giant' Carey;
Three Daughters: Mrs. Mary Miller, Ms. Paraniel Sands and Mrs.
Christine Carey; Thirty Grand Children: Glen and Vaughn (Cassie)
Miller, Lester, Luke (Vashni), Albert (Nadia), Latoya, Lanette, Lanorris,
Genette, Claudette and Megan Carey, Thomas Sands, Carolyn (Peter)
Brikweiser, Geneva (James) Pinder, Belsetta (Bentley) Culmer Jr., Beryl
(Thomas) Ferguson III, Lashal (Diallo) Ingraham, Latera (Kencil) McPhee,
Latonya (Conrad) Roblejo and Keisha Allen;
Twenty Five Great Grand Children: Kenwood, Anthonise, Alissa,
Aretha, Thomas IV, Olivia, Jonathan, Jameko, Jamelia, Dijonae, D'hani,
J'vonni, Gianna, Joaquin, Destiny, Aaron, Simon, Cassidy, Autumn,
Georiga, Neko, Ernesto, Coran, Alzeria and Candian;
Numerous Nephews and Nieces Including: Mr. and Mrs. Theodore,
Mr. Roosevelt and Ms. Leola Allen, Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Andrew Curry,
Mr. Edwin Culmer, Mrs. Ruth (Mr. Gordon), Mrs. Julie Ann (Mr. Timothy)
Carey, Mrs. Karen (Mr. Brad) Gardiner, Mrs. Dorothy Miller, Mrs. Verlene
Griffith, Mrs. Ethyln Hunt, Elizabeth Simmons and Rev. Florence King;
Adopted Children: Dilera "Willy" Leonse, Bradley and Brawley
Gardiner, Tyson Morley, Saint-Hiliare Augustin and Wilfrid Saintilus;
One Son-in-law: John E. Carey;
One Sister-in-law: Rev. Hilda Allen;
Special Friends: Renee Carey, Blanche, Lilis and Grace Mingo;
Other Loving Family and Friends Including: Priscilla Clarke, Dr.
Sydney Smith, Mr. Langton Hilton, Ms. Erzella Bethel and their families,
Nurses Velma Dorsett, Regina Ingraham, Ruby Munroe, Mary Hilton
and the entire Allen family;
The families of the late; Virgil Ingraham, Patsy Chase, William, Keith
and Anthony Allen and Darlene Morley.
Visitation will be in the "Emerald Suite" at the Emerald Ridge Mortuary
& Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road on Thursday, May 29,
2008 from 2pm to 6pm and at Wesley Methodist Church, Adelaide Street,
Tarpum Bay Eleuthera on Friday, May 30, 2008 from 6pm.
Visit our website: www.emeraldridgemortuary.com view video
tributes, sign guest book, send condolence, sympathy, share
memories and make funeral arrangements.


YRctk of ;Ages funeral (hapel
Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 Fax: 328-8852

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR


ODANOR
SAINVIL, 67


-.^ a resident of Mount
Royal Avenue and
formerly of St. Louis
Du Nord, Haiti, will
be held at Queen of
S Peace Catholic
Church, Faith Avenue, Carmichael Road,
Nassau, Bahamas at 9:30am on Saturday,
May 31st, 2008. Interment will follow in
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen Road.
Officiating will be Rev. Roland Vilfort
S.M.M.

He is survived by his wife, Idora Louissaint;
five daughters, Idamene Deveaux, Brenise
Oats of Las Vegas, Laura Sainvil, Marva
Sainvil and Fanny Sainvil; one son, Orinor
Sainvil; three brothers, Ora-Damas Sainvil,
Cemelfort David Sainvil and Blanc Sainvil;
one sister, Madora Sainvil; five grandsons,
Amaru Hanna, Leslie Cartwright, Darvel
and Benjamin Oats and Orino Jr.; three
granddaughters, Denisha Butler, Peyton
Deveaux and Briana Sainvil; one niece,
Julia Charles of Ft. Lauderdale and a host
of relatives and friends.

Friends may pay their last respects at Rock
of Ages Funeral Chapel, Wulff Road &
Pinedale on Friday from 10am to 5pm and
again at the Church from 8:30am until
service time.


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THERESA PRATT,
65

a resident of Bellot and Carmichael
Roads will be held on Saturday,
May 31st, 2008, 2:30pm at
Believer's Gospel Chapel, Prince
Charles Drive. Officiating will be
Pastor Ricardo Turner, assisted by
other Ministers and interment will
follow in The Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, J.F.K. Drive. Services
intrusted to Gateway Memorial
Funeral Chapel, Mount Royal
Avenue and Wenwood Street.


Treasured memories will forever linger in the hearts of her 42
year long love Baltrum Moxey; her daughter, Martiqua Moxey;
grand daughter, Diamond Bullard; sister, Zearlene Kirkby;
three brothers, Rev. Dr. Claudius C. Pratt, Calvin Pratt and Rev.
Jervis Pratt; brother-in-law, Cecil Kirkby; sisters-in-law, Anna
Lou, Alma, Annie and Mary Pratt; nieces and nephews, Patrick
and Philippa Knowles, Derek and Alcetha and Randolph Knowles,
Patrice and Oliver Henry, Douglas and Lillymae Smith, Donald,
Trudy, Dianne, Cleophas, Claude, Jay, Garth, Cleophas, Stacy,
Joann, Eugene, Berth, Melissa, Marvin, Kayla, Shalanda, Ezekiel,
Calvin Jr., Florene, Edward, Morlene, Terry, Michelle, Jerry,
Gloria, Timmy, Joan, Theresa, James, Tammy, Floyd, Janet,
Javis, Alonza, Rhonda, Martiqua, Marvin and Patricia Pratt,
Henley, Colin, Peppi, Olive and Greg Kirkby, Delia and John
Smith and numerous other relatives and friends including,
Delores and Ruby Forbes, Judymae and Loenice McPhee, Dr.
Eugene Gray, Geleta Gray, Pastor Paul and Helen McPhee,
George and Helen Adderley, Synida Dorsette, Richard and Janet
Gardiner, Inez Perell and Michael Wright, Muriel, Well, David,
Ruben, Dudley, Shirley, Spurgeon, Beverley and Horatio Smith,
Alicia Stockdale, Ruthmae and Kenneth Sweeting, Judy Gray,
Elsie Knowles, Calvese Gray, Erica Bethel, Lillymae Wallace,
Hartman, Synida and Christine Brice, Calvese Horton-Rolle,
Uriah Moxey, Merlene Hepburn, Francis and Sydney McPhee,
Janet Lightbourne, Donnell Williams, Pauline Cooper, Addie
Smith, Walter Dean, Olive and Derek of Oliver's Pharmacy, Ms
Fisher, Lucian Bullard, Patricia, Patsy and Sherry Thurston,
Pastor Shemika Morley and the members of Anointed to Reign
Kingdom Ministries Oral and Genva Pinder, Azel and Desnye
Smith, Roselyn Gibson and family, Bernell Miller and family,
Dian Rolle and family, David Taylor, Stella Farrington, Denzella
and Shirley Nixon.

Friends may pay their last respects at The Funeral Home on
Friday from 10am to 6pm on Saturday from 9am to 1pm and
from 1:45pm to service time at the church.


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

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MR. DAVID JACK
LARRIMORE, 57


a resident of Elizabeth Estates
and formerly of Arthur's Town,
Cat Island, will be held at Christ
the King Anglican Church,
Ridgeland Park on Saturday
31st May, 2008 at 11 :00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Father
Rodney A. Burrows, Rector,
assisted by other Ministers and
Interment will follow in the
Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery,


Solider Road.


Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Charlene, four
daughters: Shandia, Sharranda, Jacquelean and Brittany
Larrimore; grand-son, Justin Johnson, three brothers,
Hiram, Felix and Sydney Larrimore; two sisters, Avis
Armbrister and Venus Dean of Tampa Florida; aunt, Celia
Dean; twenty nephews, Honsbury, Duran, Mark, Andy,
Stephen, Sydney, Renaldo, Willis, Lynden, Johnny, Maxwell,
George, Charles, Cedric, Solomon, James, Vincent, Randolph,
Eric and Enoch; twenty nieces, Francina, Carry, Val, Kaysa,
Karen, Jean, Zsa, Christine, Astrith, Melisa, Kenya, Sharella,
Monique, Ursula, Tanya, Angel, Rose, Angie, Indira and
Vicana; four brothers-in-law, Ricardo and Sgt. 938 Audie
Murphy, Leonard Dean and John Armbrister; six sisters-in-
,law, Eulamae, Lavaida, Katherine, Remelda and Esther
Larrimore and Tisha Bowe; god-parents, Granville O'Brien
and Loretta Knowles; and a host of other relatives and
friends including, Marcus Storr, Jackie McPhee, Cyril King,
Marina Forbes, George Hamilton, Sylvia Bonimby, Mammy
Sands, Maude Deveaux, Leannie and Maxine Poitier, Charles
Isaacs, Ella Larrimore, Betty Reckley, Wanda Darville,
Gloria Riley, Sylvia Bannister, Linda Brennen, Salathiel and
Minnie Rolle, Maxine Brown, Olive Hanna, Mary, Rose
and Tony, the Arthur's Town, Cat Island Communities, staff
of Road Traffic, staff of the Public Hospital Authority,
Elizabeth Estates Children's Home, Faith Temple School,
the Miller's, Campbell's, Dean's, Farrington's, the Elizabeth
Estates Community and families.

The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints, Sweeting's
Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium, #84 Blue Hill Rd.
from 10:00 a.m. on Friday until 6.00 p.m. and on Saturday
at the Church from 9:30 a.m. until service time.


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CASH WILSON, 45

of Abraham Street will be held on
Saturday, May 31,2008 at Born
Again Deliverance United Christian
Fellowship Center, East West
Highway at 9:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Sr. Pastor Apostle Kelson
Miller. Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.


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:. MURPHY, 63

of Moore Avenue and formerly
S..of Betsy Bay, Mayaguana will
be held on Saturday May-31,
2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's
Baptist Church, Bernard Road.
Officiating will be Pastor

by Rev. Emmitte Johnson, Rev.
Kenneth Bain and Rev. Tonia Colebrook. Interment
will follow in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and
Spikenard Roads.

Precious memories will forever linger in the hearts of
her mother, Victoria McPhee; three sons, Henry,
Lewis and Sean; one daughter, Sue Ellen; four
grandchildren, Eldrika, Tino, Travis and Raquane;
adopted daughter, Victoria; six sisters, Emily Bain,
Gadora Murphy, Henrietta Black, Rev.. Leatha Bain,
Sarah Collie and Kathrina Murphy; five brothers,
Daniel, Jacob, Samuel, Ruthland and Rev. Cleveland
Murphy; four sisters-in-law, Majorie Murphy, Gladys
Murphy, Myrtle Murphy and Margaret Murphy; three
brothers-in-law, Rev. Lester Bain, Maxwell Bain and
Robert Black; two aunts, Loretta McPhee and Olive
Murphy; one hundred and three nieces and 100
nephews including, Minister Madlyn Thompson,
Sherlene, Carnetta, Bethsheba, Clothilda, Karen, Linda,
Vanda, Vanessa, Christol, Carrol, Dianne, Tasha,
Canisha, Aramentha, Sir. Audie, Jarvis, Jacobe Jr.,
Robert Jr., Luther, Nolan, Hudley, Burkley, Sterling,
Harry, Cecil Gibson & Family, Tara, Marvin & Curtis;
and other relatives and friends too numerous to
mention.

Viewing will be held in the "Legacy Suite" of Vaughn
O. Jones Memorial Center, Wulff Road and Primrose
Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at
the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to service time.

Wulff Road and Primrose Street,
Opposite Studio of Draperies
Telephone: 326-9800/1 24 Hour Emergency
434-9220/380-8077


Left to cherish fond memories are his mother, Hazel Wilson;
father, Albert Cash; stepmother, Roseanna Cash; eleven
sisters, Judy Ombler, Lorraine Brennen, Lisa Adderley,
Kayla Valson, Sibrina Davis, Veronica Rahming, Linda
Parker, Roseanna, Catherine, Mary and Roslin Cash; four
brothers, James Spence, Albert Cash, Jr., Antonio and
William Cash; thirteen aunts, Ann Johnson, MaryAnn
Campbell, Louise Mackey, Yvonne Brennen, Miriam and
Vanria Cash of Miami, Florida, Cleo and Marlene Cash,
Leona, Mary, Olga, Jane and Bertha Poitier; nine uncles,
Reginald Mackey, Erol Wilson, Uncle Martin, Donald and
Samuel Poitier, Alfred, William, Eugene and Patrick Cash;
fifteen nieces, sixteen nephews, numerous cousins and a
host of other relatives and friends including, Timothy
Ombler, Cordell Brennen, Kelson Valson, James Davis, Sean
Adderley, Jepthah Rahming, Theodore Parker, Bill Fox,
Demetrius Wright, Rolin Noel, Eddie, Mary Hanna and
family, James Collins, Monique Smith and family, Pedro
Thompson and family, Nelta and family, Lovely Rolle and
family, Brenda and family, Cola Michelle and family, Donna
Joseph and family, the Clarke family, Senator Reece Chipman,
the entire Abraham Street Community, the Road and Parks
Ground Beautification Department and others too numerous
to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Evergreen
Mortuary, Mackey Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until
6:00 p.m. and again at the church on Saturday from 8:00
a.m. until service time.


Vaughn O. Jones
MEMORIAL CENTER
"Honoring the memories of loved ones"
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Queen's Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Fax: 351-3301


Registered Nurse
JENNIQUE "Jenny"
LAURETTA CAREY, 32

a resident of# 37 Coral Reef Estates
, Freeport, and formerly of McCleans
Town, Grand Bahama will be held on
Saturday 31st May, 2008 at 11:00
a.m. at St. John's Jubilee Cathedral,
Settler's Way. Officiating will be
Bishop Godfrey R. Williams and
interment will be made in McCleans


Left to cherish her memories are her parents, Laura and Winson
Carey; 1 son, Jordan Lewis; 1 sister, Vincnique Carey; 4 brothers,
Craig, Clarkston, Romardo and Joshua Carey; 1 niece, Tatianna
Carey; her fiance, Jefferson Lewis; numerous uncles including,
Aranaha, Alex, and Solomon Carey, Harry and Whitney Rolle,
Walter Smith, Herman, Cleveland and Jeremiah Francis; 13 aunts,
Winifred Carey Daniels, Creola Carey, Rosalee Williams, Ann
Hield, Velma Bevans, Alfreda Ferguson, Elvena McIntosh, Ethamae
Musgrove, Therisita Rolle, Anna Rumor, Annie Gibson, Sarah
Curtis, and Evelyn Russell; 5 uncles-in-law, David Ferguson,
Robert McIntosh, Lesley Russell, Elvis Musgrove, and Lawerence
Williams; 5 aunts-in-law, Eleanore & Sheryl Carey, Valarie and
Terlisa Rolle, and Selrita Francis; 6 grand uncles, David, Teston
Laing, Genus Cooper, Paul Nixon, Solomon Hield, and Ariel Tate;
10 grand aunts, Mathilda Andrews, Mary, Irene, Cecelia and
Geraldine Albury, Aramentha Nixon, Violetta Reckley, Virginia
Carey, Matilda Higgs, and Valarie Tate; her godparents, Edwin
Pinder, Alma Cooper and Cardinal Higgs; her cousin, Alma Rolle,
Rose Bevans, Alex, Terrell, Natanya and Stacey Hield, Shaniqua
Martin, Lynette and Natario Francis, Dwight, Deon, Dexter,
Quincey and Claxton Williams, Ronald, Julieth, Nashay, Denovan,
Kayla, Wendyann, Whitney Jr, Wendell, Donnera, Kaylop and
Varlene Rolle, Keisha, Brian, Ricardo, Jeremy, and Nadia Carey,
Shanelle, Monique, Stacey, Rashad, Anthony and Andrew
Gibson,Gannon, Anthony, Julian, and Marcell Romer, Darnita
Love, Sonia, Vonia, Brendon, Oswen, and Renee Russell, Reginald,
Silathial Jr., Hencely Sands, Norma, Keno Curry, Portia, Sherrell,
Ruthmae Strachan, Lashelle and Taysha Russell, Aurthur Spencer,
Ronaldo, Michael, Delano and Chakara Russell, Danielle Lewis;
her special friends including Nishka, Jocelyn, Margaret, Gredel,
Nadia Lewis and Camille; and a host of other relatives and friends
i......... udinpMemo i oitl dtiStaff Nurses
and Doctors, St. Johns Jubilee Cathederal family, Our Lucaya


House Keeping Department and Maggie Hield.

Relatives and Friends may pay their respects at Yager Funera
Home & Crematorium, Queens Highway, Freeport on Friday fron
12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. and at the' church on Saturday fron
9:30 a.m. until service time.


S TERRY MAXWELL
CULMER, 42

Sa resident of# 98 Young Husban
Avenue, Freeport and formerly o
Nassau will be held on Saturday 31s
,May, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Churcl
of God Temple, Peach Tree Street
Officiating will be Minister Mar]
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Kemp and Rev Anthony Ferguson an


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Left to cherish his memories are his mother, Jenny Pinder; adopted
mother, Hilda Douglas; 3 brothers, Kirk and Christopher Culmer,
Barry Fox; 2 sisters, Janet Turnquest, and Latisha Fox; 10 step
sisters including, Midlean Basden; 10 stepbrothers including,
Peter Basden; 6 uncles, Willis Thompson, Kingsbury Sands,
Erdman Deal, Allen Grant, Alfred Culmer and Kingsley Bethel;
5 aunts, Corene Sands, Beverley Deal, Patricia Grant, Sylvia
Bethel and Rose Culmer; numerous nieces and nephews including,
Shaneka, Gordenia, Shanny, Kanyon, Genisea, Dereneka,
Reshanda, Talea, Tamourn, Breanna, D.J., AJ., Adrian, Javon,
C.J., Deron, KJ., Kawian and Kirklyn; numerous cousins including,
Dwayne Grant, Kendra Grant, Marvin, Myron, Samantha and
Kamari Basden, Ashley and Andrea Grant, Clifford, Nigel, Wayde
and Christina Sands, Patrice Rolle, Carla, Valdo, Bennie, Alvin,
Curtis, Wil, Andalease and Andy Deal, and a host of other relatives
including, Mervin and Violet Wright, Bonnie Ferguson, Fay
Watkins, Christopher Williams, Clarice Newton, Elaine Collie,
Crystal Thompson, David Brice, Prince Peno, Kendall, Nurse
Saunders, Marion Sweeting, Liz Bain, Rose Charlton, Eve
McKenzie and others too numerous to mention.

Relatives and Friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral
Home & Crematorium, Queens Highway, Freeport on Friday from
12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. and at the churr9on Satur.dy from
9:30 a:m:-until service-time.;------- ------.--


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103 Mt. Royal Ave. & Talbot St.
P.O. Box N-1546
Telephone: 328-4900
Fax: 328-4903 Cell: 456-9062
Robert D. Cox, Managing Director


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KENDALL PHILIP
JONES, 47

of Leeward Providenciales, Turks
and Caicos and Podoleo Street,
Nassau, Bahamas will be held on
Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 2:00 pm at
Grace Community Church, Palmetto
Village. Officiating will be Senior
Pastor Lyall Bethel, assisted by Leroy
Hanna, Pastor Rex Major, Pastor
Bradley Handfield, Pastor Marcel
Lightbourne and other Ministers.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

His memories will forever linger in the hearts of his wife, Lucille
Jones; two daughters, Chanel and Indi Jones; one adopted son,
Javon Johnson; his mother, Gerl an Jones; his mother-in-law,
Geneva Jolly; four sisters, Estheflyn Clarke of Freeport, Grand
Bahama, Willamae Deleveaux, Jennifer Munnings and Kate
Williamson; seven brothers, Leori, Cecil, Franklyn, Wendall, Oral,
Edward and Vaughn Jones; seven aunts, Naomi Lightbourne, Effie
Kemp, Maybell Cox, Evelyn Ferguson, Pearline Jones, Estherlean
Glinton and Penditha "Tiny" Williamson; five uncles, Vendall
Deveaux of Philadelphia, Pa., Samuel Ferguson, Charles Glinton,
Grosvenor Williams and Rev. Moses Cox; eleven sisters-in-law,
Lisa, Gurlena, Beverley, Erma, Wilma & Sonja Jones, Antonia Major,
Marjorie Clare, Lurlene John, Monica Jolly and Laverna Piper; five
brothers-in-law, Rev. Randolph Deleveaux, Arthur Munnings,
Eugene Williamson, Samuel Jolly, Antonius Brennen and Simeon
Major; forty-three nieces and nephews, Vanessa and Wonzetta
Rolle, Lauranell, Randolph and Antoine Deleveaux, Michelle, Brian,
Gurciele, Licec, Gia, Michael, Melina, Mario, Kimaley, Kristen,
Kishno, Kendia, Khristian, Tenaj, Yvondeka, Vonisha, Denesio and
Shanvontae Jones, Kristy Stubbs, Tivia Johnson, Latonya, Latina,
Latahsa and Arthur Munnings Jr., Dinola, Deandre, Eugene and
Emon Williamson, Deon and Brandon Whyms, Nikki, Jermaine,
Brian, Kimberly, Schlinka and Tamara Clarke and Thelia Smith;
numerous grandnieces and nephews, extended family including,
Ruth Knowles, Charles Fernander, Apostle Mitchell Jones and Julia
Jones, Talmadge, Ronald, Noel and Barry Jones, Charles and Anthony
Lightbourne, Dudley, Frank, John and Rev. Wellington Collie, Lincoln,
Kenneth and Dereck Ferguson, Oniel and Vernal Kemp, PC. Lloyd
and Eric Bain, Coralee Deleveaux, Laurie Cash, Pamela Collie,
Deborah Hanna, Hortense Bain, Brenda Cox, Diane Smith, Lisa and
Trudy Ferguson, Althea Virgil, Florie Hanna, Angela Butler, Albertha
Neely, Judy, Lottie and Elsa Jones, Mazel and Genal Deveaux, David
Deveaux, Henrietta Walcott, Inez Murphy, Fred and Braddick Hanna,
Bishop Kirkwood and Ashward Murphy, Barbara Ferguson, Pat


Knowles, Claudine Stubbs, Tyrone, Dion and Anthony Miller, Donna
Hepburn, Marsha Adderley, Hilda Johnson, Eddie and Terrrance
Knowles, Charlamae and Charles Fernander Jr.; godchildren,
Antoinette Lightbourne, Joshua Smith, Thomas Smith, Tyrone Perpall,
Nicole Ward, Jarod Fowler, Jaron Fowler, Randi Hilton, Derecka
Thompson, Ashleigh Paige Ferguson, Ashley Kay Shonta Adderley
and Don Saunders; other relatives and friends including, Teran
and Donna Nicholls, Jackson Burnside, E. Shirley Burrows, Dec.
Anthony and Camille Smith, Lisa Adderley, Nicholas and Cyd Ward,
Derek and Yvette Thompson, Ashward and Deveral Ferguson, Michael
and Zonja Bain, Janet and Edward Hutchinson, Dr. Steve and Faith
Lochan, Min. Denczil Rolle, Dennis Lockhart, Benjamina Wallace,
Prescott Cox, Samantha Miller of Quantum Technologies Ltd., James
and Rose Rolle, Judith Handfield, Tyrone and Jackie Perpall, Carolyn
Strachan, Roy Rowlands of Rowlands Engineering; Elder Samuel
and Min. Judymae Knowles, Pastor Bradley Hartfield of
Providenciales, Pastor Lyall and Janellie Bethel, Pastor Leroy and
Melody Hanna, Pastor Rex and Doreen Major, Pastor Marcell and
Leila Lightbourne, Elder Cyril and Remona Peet, Elder Cardinal and
Hope McCardy, Elder David and Greta Hanna, Elder Andy and
Nancy Knowles, Elder Michael and Stephanie Hanna, Elder Stuart
and Allison Kelly, Elder Gregory and Theresa Williams, Dec. Dave
and Casandra Smith, Elder Herbert and Majorie Treco, Elder Charles
and Angela Wallace and the church Family, Earl and Eva Adderley,
Franklyn and Jeanette Nortom of Providenciales, Elder Rex and
Jenesta Messam of Providenciales, Min. Weinland and Rebbecca
Crossman, Elder Drexwell and Joanna Seymour of Providenciales,
and the Community Fellowship Center, AOG Church Family, Dexter
and Mosea Gordon of Providenciales, Suzanne Newbold, Ruby Peet,
Allan Smith, Linda Smith, Dr. Adrian Sawyer, Dr. Delton Farquarhson,
Dr. Theodore Turnquest, Dr. Theodore Ferguson, Dr. Michael Darville
and the Staff of ICU Doctors Hospital, Dr. Guzman and the
Management and Staff of the Myrtle Rigby Health Complex,
Providenciales, William Lightbourne, Kyle Knowles, Kate Knowles,
Harry and Dorothy Major, Ruth Williams, Helena Carey, Cleveland
Stubbs, Michelle Dean, Elder James Shearer and family, Donna
Hamilton, Marilyn Williams, Lorraine Moss, Marilyn Smith, Lavonda
Forbes, Management and Staff of Turks and Caicos First Insurance,
all his friends and acquaintances in Turks and Caicos, Members of
the Professional Engineers Association, the staff of Jones
Communications, Rotary Club of New Providence, Rotary Club of
Providenciales, Wellington Johnson, Clement Saunders, Brian
McCartney, Melanie Roach and the 1976 Class of St. John's College,
Staff of Ministry of Public Works, and all those too numerous to
mention.

Viewing will be held in the State Room of Jones Brothers Morticians,
Mt. Royal Avenue and Talbot Street on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. and again on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and at
the church from 1:00 p.m: to 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


MARIKA DAVINA
JOHNSON, 33

of South Beach, will be held on Saturday
May 31, 2008 at 11:00am at the Zion
South Beach Baptist Church, Zion Blvd.,
South Beach. Officiating will be Bishop
B. Wenith Davis. Interment will follow
in Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
J.F.Kennedy Drive.

She is survived by her Parents: George
L. and Jestina Johnson; Daughter:
Frandesha Major; Son: Mariko Major; Sisters: Mrs. Claudia Johnson
Pinder of Sandy Point Abaco, Tracey and Bridgette Johnson; Brother:
Derek Johnson; Brother-in-law: Deacon Paul Pinder of Sandy Point
Abaco; Sister-in-law: Mitzi Johnson; Nieces: Kenesha & Kajah Pinder,
Stephanique Taylor, and Derinique Johnson; Nephews: Keanu Pinder
and Locohvian Hanna; Aunts: Mrs. Leanna Murray, Mrs. Rowena
Johnson, Mrs. Carol Johnson, Mrs. Gerelean Rolle, Mrs. Hestelyn Wright,
Mrs. Maria Bowleg, Mrs. Angela Neymour, Mrs. Bessiemae Greene, and
Mrs. Beverley Greene; Uncles: Mr. Reliston Greene, Mr. Samuel Wright,
Mr. Otis Rolle and Kert Bowleg; Godchildren: Charnell Thompson,
Shandero Thompson, Candice Miller, Vincel Collie, Jade and Gaynell
Cox, Brittney and Michael; Godparents: Maria Bowleg, Linda Bethel
and Levi Larrimore; Very Special Friend: Francelot Major and numerous
relatives and friends including: Gwen Greene and Kenrick Wright of
Miami Florida, Pastor Merian Roberts and family, Nurse Rosalee Johnson
Colebrooke and family, Dr, Geoffrey Pennerman and family, Christian
and Shaneka Stalks of Holland, Patrice Stone and family of Tupelo
Mississippi, Coralyn Cleare of New York, Veolamae and John Thompson
of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Claudine Tynes of Miami Florida, Rev.
Tyrone Greene, Edith and Persis Marshall and family, Lorenzo Knowles
and family, Christopher Curry, Brian Pennerman and family, Patsy
Bowleg, Joann Rolle and family, Dina Smith and family, Leroy Miller
and family, Davy Rolle and family, Nina and Keith Bowleg, Hyacinth
Farrington, lan Pennerman and family, Kendall Pennerman and family,
Macfarlane Pennerman, Manley Johnson and family, Sherman Johnson
and family, Walter Johnson and family, Willisey Johnson and family,
Edney Johnson and family, Samuel Johnson and family, Dony Johnson
and family, Tommy Johnson and family, Bennett and Jerome Johnson
and family, Tino Greene, Theresa, Cameron, and Stephen Rolle, Ivan
Greene and family, Petra Smith and family, Alexandra Williams, Tietchka
Johnson, Ranford Johnson and family, Nekita and Andrew Johnson,
Leona McLean and family, Leon and Alma Greene, Trevor Greene and
family, Godfrey, Terrance, Patty, Randolph and John Chea, Angie, Roslyn,
Teola, Sharon, Stephen, Elva, The Johnson family and the Greene family,
Chapella and Coralie Rolle, Gaynell Stubbs, Qutell Almgreen, Claudia
Miller, Natalee Colebrooke, Simone Higgs, Amy Cleare, Nyoche Ferguson,
Erica and Andrew Swan, Solomon Cash, Leon Smith, Damian and Brent
Henfield, Andrew Kemp, Dennis Forbes and family, Stephen Taylor and
family, Robertian Hanna and family, The Pinder family, Major family,
Forbes family, McKenzie family, Lowes Pharmacy staff, South Beach


Community, Zion South Beach family, Kelly's Warehouse and Nassau
Paper Company staff, Joshua Knight, Truckers Soft Ball teams,
Administrator's office staff- Sandy Point Abaco, Bishop B. Wenith
Davis and family, Rev. Carrington Pinder and family, Temple Christian
Grants Community of Mangrove Cay Andros.

Viewing will be held in the Perpetual Suite, Restview Memorial Mortuajy
and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson & Soldier Road on Friday May 30",
2008 from 10:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday May 31, 208 from
10:00am until service time at the church.


DR. JOHN LINDSAY
HAMMERTON, 73

of Wilton Street, will be held on Saturday
May 31, 2008 at 11:00am at Grants Town
Wesley Methodist Church, Blue Hill Road
and Chapel Street. Officiating will be
Rev. Carla Culmer, assisted by Sis Tezel
Anderson. Cremation will follow.


AM Loving memories of his life and times will
Forever linger in the hearts of his loving
and dedicated wife: Gwendolyn Hamerton;
Daughters: Clare Bewick and Linda
Hammerton; Sons: Livingston Griffiths and Mark Hammerton; Sisters:
Janet Tillot and Valerie Hammerton; Son-in-law: David Bewick; Sisters-
in-law: Eula Kemp, Ethelean Murray, Icelyn Sweeting, Sharon Nairn,
Ingrid, Lennie, Sylvia and Judy Bethel; Brothers-in-law: William, Bishop
Lonford, Earnie and Errol Bethel, Pastor Henzel Kemp and Sidney
Sweeting; Nieces: Rebecca Tillot, Janet Ferguson, Sharon Smith, Rita,
Allison and Ethelyn Murray, Beverly Hernandez, Lisa Davis, Claudine,
Paulette, Lonzena, Lontina, Lonika and Leona Bethel, Pearline Francis,
Carolyn Williams, Delores Rolle, Paula Ward and Traina Hanna; Nephews:
Ben, Josh and Luke Tillot, Anthony, Hensel Jr., Hubert and Noel Kemp,
Eddie, Leslie and Nelson Murray, George, Hugo, Kendal, Andy, Earl,
Errol Jr., and Eugene Bethel, William, Errol, Samuel and Archilus
Pennerman, Andrew, Willis, Winston and Emmerson Jones; other relatives
and friends including: Rev. Dr. Colin Archer and family, Mr. Cyril
Matthew and family, Mr. Calixte George and family, Ms. Maureen Daniel,
Ms. Faye Roberts, Dr. Maurcie Isaacs and family, The Research Dept.,
C.O.B., The ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, The BEST Commission
and it's various committees, The Dept. of Meterology, Mrs. Beverly
Taylor, Mrs. Jackie Lightbourne, Dr. Patricia Grant-Thompson, The
Grant's Town Wesley Methodist family, The Bahamas National Trust
and friends, The CARDI family especially the St. Lucia Branch, Mrs.
Maria Hield and family and many others too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held in the Celestial Suite, Restview Memorial Mortuary
and Crematorium Ltd, on Friday may 30, 2008from 10:00am to 6:00pm
and on Saturday May 31, 2008from 10:00am 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
PO. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


FUSINIERLSRIE.O


CALVIN LORENZO
BROWN II, 31

of Pinewood Gardens, will be held on
Saturday May 31, 2008 at 2:00pm at New
.. ,Mount Zion Baptist Church, Blue Hill
Road South. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Lavenia Stuart, assisted by Bishop Andrew
Stewart.

Cherished memories will linger in the
hearts of his father: Calvin Brown Sr.;
Stepmother: Hilda Brown Murphy; Stepfather: Earl Sturrup II; Sisters:
Utia Brown Major, Beth Brown Lockhart, Angela and Katleen Brown and
Mechelle Dean; Brothers: Marvin Dames, Earl Sturrup III, Calvin Brown
III, Lincoln Bain, Keno Symonette; Grandparents: Spergine Brown and
Paula Darville; Aunts: Evangelist Willamae, Roselda, Maria, Patricia,
Diane, Therese, Portia, Connie, Joanne, Antoinette; Pattie, Eleanor, Clear,
Colamae and Pam; Uncles: Sidney, Steve, Hank, Rest Court, Reid, Orman,
Robert, James, Selwyn, Franklyn, Poitier, Jerry and Jeremiah; Sisters-in-
law: Latalia Dames, Carla and Sherell; Brothers-in-law: Dany Major and
Ricardo Lockhart; Nieces: Alecia, Megan, Tiara, Mera, Merasha,
D'shantenique, Ric'Kay, Krystal, Latoya, Rashan and Rashea; Nephews:
Talvin, Daytwon, Dontae, Turqueoise, Edward, Lynden, Ricardo, Keno
Jr., Keano; numerous cousins, relatives and friends including: Deacon
Kelsy, Everrette, Christopher, Selwyn Jr., Philip, Shaquille, Kendal, Teron,
Shivargo, Cameron, Henry, Ty'Rick,Demetrius, Stephanie, Carmie, Deidre,
Gianna, Samantha, Selvana, Gina, Crystal, Margo, Shawnique, Kelgia,
Kara, Kelsie, Shacorya, Brenda, Elwood Rolle, Edward Rolle and family,
The management and staff of Quick Kicks, Doctors and staff of the Princess
Margaret Hospital especially the Orthopedic Ward and many others too
numerous to mention.


Cremation will follow


ROBERT JAMES
TAYLOR, 75

of Kennedy Sub Division, will be held on
Saturday May 31, 2008 at 10:00am at Zion
Baptist Church East and Shirley Street.
Officiating will be Pastor T.G. Morrison
assisted by Reverend Ulrick Smith.
Interment will follow in the Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, J.F. Kennedy Drive.

He was predeceased by his father James
Taylor Sr. a mere three months ago.


He is survived by his Wife: Lois Taylor; Son: Wayne Taylor Sr., Daughters:


Rosalie Moss, Shirley Johnson, Nicole Symonette; Sister: Olive Rolle;
Brother: Joseph Missick; Daughters-in-law: Olamae Taylor, Ulacea
Taylor; Sons-in-law: Oswald Johnson Sr., Allan Symonette Jr.; Sisters-
in-law: Annie McIntosh, Andrea Missick and Sarah Rigby of Turks and
caicos; Brothers-in-law: Oswald'Rigby of Turks and Caicos and John
Rolle of Freeport, Grand Bahama; Uncle: Johnny Taylor of Turks and
Caicos; Grandchildren: Vincent, Dion, Renwick, Elthamon, Berchinal,
Charmaine Moss, Shamire Hibbert, Shanay Wilson, Altanay, Shaquille
and Ashanay Symonette, Shamara and Shamond Johnson, James II, Brian,
Lavardo, Latherio, Leslie, Shanique, Shanell, Wayne Jr., Ricardo Taylor;
Adopted Grand: Stafford Moss, Jimmy and Marvin Joseph; Great
grandchildren: Takia, Tekel, Takoda, Taquille, Travis, Renecia, Elliah
and Elthon Moss, Rashay, Rashad and Marvel Reckley, Samyra Johnson,
Zion Taylor, Matthew and Matisha Hibbert; Adopted Greatgrand: Yunel
Paul; Nieces: Curlene and Alma Morley, Vera Rolle, Sheryl Kemp, Sheila
Moxey, Clarita Lockhart, Barbara and Cindy Williams, Zenith Williams
and Barbara Pinder of Freeport, Ozita of Freeport, Ivy Cunningham, Mavis,
Deloris Nash of Turks and Caicos, Viola Neat, Eamele Lettice of Turks
and Caicos, Alexis Missick, Nadia Missick of Freeport, Christine, Doris
and Princess Rolle of Freeport, Alice of Texas, Mary Taylor of New York,
Azelitha Lightbourne of Freeport; Nephews: Blaze Taylor, Charles and
Hilton Taylor, Henry McIntosh, Caverison Williams, Philip, Samuel and
Ervin Carey, Rupert Taylor and Jamie Williams of Miami, George Carey
of Orlando, Joseph Jr., and Christopher Missick of Freeport, Rev. Paul,
Stevie and John Rolle of Freeport, James Outten, Rueben, Adams, Luther,
Charlton, Danny and Whitfield Rigby of Turks and Caicos; other relatives
and friends: Barbara Williams and family, Shirley Smith and family of
Turks and Caicos, Orthnel, Matthew Hibbert, Van Roll, Bettymae Armbrister,
Colleen Moss, Arimilda and family, Bishop Joseph Swann and family,
James and Joyce Young and family of Freeport, Clarita Rigby and family
of Freeport, Glenda and Brenda Bain and family, George and Lorie Brown
and family of Freeport, Fertil Petit, Punchita, Nyne and Tossie, Mr. Allan
and Veronica Symonette and family, Richard Martin and family, Elovise
Farquerson and family, Mrs. Brennen and family, Ms. Patrice Humes, Joy
Bain and family, Mrs. Sheila Johnson and family, Ms. Rolle, Lanford
Hanna, Isrial, Titus, Jeffery King, from Ministry of Health, Mrs. Pearl
McKinney Stubbs and family, Kenneth Beckford, Walton Douglas, Lloyd
Davis, Alphius Nelly, Diana Williams, George, Suzette Wilson and family,
Granvel Adderley and family, Venitha Coakley and family, Gelitha Moss
and family, Shaccara Curry and family, Cochena Deleveux and family,
Prudence Mackey and family, Harrison Saunders of Eleuthera, Shareece
Knowles, Shaniqua Burrows, Lynden and Delano Gibson from Inagua,
The staff of Top Class Security Services, The staff of Pro's Wireless, The
Staff of Town Centre Mall, The Management and Staff of Superclub
Breezes, Department of Archives, The Pompey Museum. Special thanks
is extended to the Doctors and Nurses of the Male Medical I ward of the
Princess Margaret Hospital, the Ambulance Dept. and Accident and
Emergency Department and Management and Staff of Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd.

Viewing will be held in the Halathial Suite, Restview Memorial and
Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road on Friday May 30, 2008
from 10:00am until 6:00pm and on Saturday May 31, 2008from 9:00am
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


F U NERALSERVICESFOR'


MAURICE "Mo"
ANDREW ROLLE, 64

of St. Paul Street, will be held on Saturday
May 31, 2008 at 10:45am at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Boyd Road. Officiating
Swill be Arch Bishop Fr. Patrick C. Pinder
assisted by Fr. Pio Galumalemana and
Deacon Samuel Mitchell. Interment will
follow in the Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.

Left to cherish his memories are his Children: Fabian and Monique
Rolle, Denise and Ivan Sands, Grandchildren: Fabiann, Fayonne, Gia,
Beres and Ashley Rolle, Ty, Trae and Tanisha Sands, Andrewnique
Knowles; Brothers: Eleon, Nicholas and Herman Rolle Jr.; Sisters:
Thelma Johnson, Stella Sawyer, June Dean and Janet Mackey; Brothers-
in-law: Alvah Johnson, Timothy Sawyer, Christopher Mackey; Sisters-
in-law: Karen and Pia Rolle; Nephews: Rev. Julian Johnson, Kevin,
Omar, Doyle, Patrick, Aaron, Hermis and Cameron Rolle, Renaldo and
Stefan Sawyer, Torell Thompson, Jermaine, Christof and Jervon Mackey,
Wayde Beneby, Mark King, Eric Paul; Nieces: Barbara King, Lisa and
Valencia Johnson, Shivanhthi Hall, Theria and Toya Thompson, Letisha
Paul, Eugeneal Sawyer, Aquila, Talia, Lauren, Kaylee and Erica Rolle,
Angelique Hield, Tameka Beneby, Allisa Morris, Cristal Mackey, Janea
Rolle; Grandnieces: Meghan, Marrissa, Gabrielle, Christinique, Thalia;
Grandnephews: Tavon, Ryan, Alexander, Marcian, Tavares, Wade J.;
Uncles: Moody Moxey, Wilton Moxey and Rev. Hubert King; Aunts:
Katrina King, Doris Moxey and Emeral Jones; numerous cousins and
relatives: Archbishop Patrick C. Pinder, Rev. Samuel Pinder, Paulette
Turnquest, Faye Rolle, Sandy Rolle, Charlene Rolle, Elon and Beryl
Moxey, Leonard and Stephanie Longley, Doranell Gibson, Jacqueline,
Bernard and Shelly King, Prenell Rolle, Carolyn Williams, Donnalee
Burrows, Henrietta King, Arinthia, Sammy, Floyd, Densa, Clay, Prince
and Archie Moxey, Leonie and Alpheus Jones, Roland Rolle and family,
Victor Rolle, Marjorie Stuart, Lorraine Clarke, Geraldine Ferguson,
Joanne Seymour, Sheila Smith, family of the late Nora and Bosie Miller,
Doris Burrows and family, Nicola Oliver, Leslie Curtis and countless
other cousins and relatives; Best friend: Leroy Pople and family, Ronnie
Munroe and family; Numerous friends: Tyrone Palmer, Jefferson and
Michael Brown, Karol Mackey, family of the late Edward Pople, Andrew
Knowles, Venencher Bain, Karen Miller, Pamela Cox, Diane Seymour,
the Browns, Thompsons, Francis, Roberts, Curry and Palmer families
of St. Paul Street and the entire Chippingham community. Special
thanks to: Winnifred Taylor, Dr. Gray, Bridgette Musgrove, Gerald
and Sandra Bullard, Fr. Pio Galumalemana, Jefferson Brown, Marlene
Black.

Viewing will be held in the Irenic Suite, Restview Memorial Mortuary
and Crematorium on Friday May 30, 2008from 10:00 am to 6:00pm
and on Saturday from 9:45am until service time at the church.


";" 'Semi Military Service for
Retired Deputy Superintendent
of Police
ROOSEVELT ROLLE, 66

of Gardens Hill #2 will be held at Kemp
S .Road Ministries, Kemp Road. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. Ivan F. Butler Jr.
Interment will.follow in the Woodlawn
SGardens, Soldier Road.

He is survived by his Wife: Ethlyn Rolle;
Mother: Blanch Smith; Children:
Yvonne Smith, Lynden snd Valerie Rolle; Adopted Children: Wayde
Wallace, Ruthmae Mortimer snd Melvern Miller, Grandchildren:
Yolanda, Thomas, Wayde Olajuwon, Marquis, Lynden Jr., Laraj,
Lynique, Jaylen, Latosca, Kenji, Felicia and Lachea; Great Grandchild:
Tristan Stubbs; Sisters: Rosie Collins, Agnes Jolly, Irene Rolle; Brother:
Moses Smith; Nephews: Minister Gregory Collins, Pastor Preston
Collins, Arlington Brown, Livingston Mackey, Leonard Rolle, Ivan
Rolle and U. Jolly, Antonio Collins, Kevin Collins, Bradley Collins
and Glen Hanna; Nieces: Loretta Sweeting, Brenda Mackey, Karen
Rolle, Veronica Jones, Catherine Collins, Bernadette Rolle, Joyann
Mackey, Iska Rolle, Royanne Jolly and Gardenia Collins; other relatives
and friends including: Rev. Dr. Ivan F. Butler and Family, Elder Shirley
Brown and Family, Mac and Alice Munnings and Family, William
Rolle and Family, Elder Roscoe Knowles and Family, Ruel Forbes and
Family, Arthur Mckenzie and Family, Eric Strachan and Family, Canon
Warren Rolle and Family, Ruthmae Flowers and Family, Sylvia O'brien
and Family, Thelma Rolle and Family,'Marilyn Rolle and Family, Rev.
Stafford Munnings and Family, Deaconess Barbara Cooper and Family,
Lay Minister Sylvia Deveaux and Family, Alma Clarke and Family,
Jestina Neely and Family, Norma Rolle and Family, Mary Johnson and
Family, Rowena Brown and Family, Assene Augustin, Demetrius Rolle
and Family, Willisey Brown and Family, Benson Cunningham and
Family, Emperor Mckenzie and Family, Dwight Sargeant and Family,
Iva Jolly and Family, Willis Saunders and Family, Natalie Evans and
Family, Audley Minus and Family, Dr. Daisy Winder and Family, Judy
and Una Williams and Family, Ophelia Sturrup and Family, Sherman
Turnquest, Kevin Johnson and Family, Jonathan Higgs, Stephen Rolle,
The Entire Kemp Road Ministries Family, The Royal Bahamas Police
Force, The Royal Bahamas Defence Force and countless others too
many to mention.

Viewing will be Held in The Serenity Suite, Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., on Friday May 30, 2008 from
10:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday May 31, 2008from 10:00am
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Capt. Carroll Burrows, 52

a resident of Evans Street off East Street, will
be held at Temple Baptist Church, Farrington
Road, on Saturday at 11 :00 a.m. Officiating
will be Pastor Geofrey Wood, assisted -by
Pastor Arlington Moss. Interment follows in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive.

Cherished memories will forever linger in the
hearts of his wife, June; children, Carla, Shan,
Shantell Carroll Jr. and Calvin, Tamara,
Raquell, Cara, Carell, Montino, and Carroll
Niki Burrows; his father, Leroy Burrows and
Mother, Evangelist Philomese Burrows; eight
grandchildren, Jimmy, Jamal, Carlo, Montino Jr. Jayden, Montinya, Attiva and
Montasi; one sister, Yvonne Burrows-Rolle, one brother, Leading Seaman Godfrey
Burrows; five sisters-in-law, Min. Whitlean Burrows, Belinda Hanna, Pamela
Burrows, Charlene and Evelyn; nine brothers-in-law, Kevin Russell, Lester
Simmons, Fredrick, Franklyn, Charles, Kevin and Ramond Sears; one daughter-
Sin-law, Nakisha Davis; one uncle, Jerome Williams; numerous nieces and nephews,
Travis Nixon, Teran Wilson, Meka, Dwight, Meko, Trecher, Dravon & Devita;
other relatives and friends includes, Gary, Robert, Pomroy, Rosita, Paulette, Hugo
Barry, Willis Stubbs and the Booze N Cruise staff, Apostle Charles Wallace and
family, Pastor Carlos Wallace, Apostle of the Endtime Church family, Ferryboat
Assoc. Members, Mr. B. Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. C.J. Baptist, Wesley, Andrea,
Andrea, Maurice; Florence Brown, Daniel Bain, the Neely family in Florida and
the Evans Street Community and Central Food Fair.

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



Rev. Stanley Alfred
DeCosta, 82

a resident of Churchill Subdivision & formerly
of Long Cay, Fortune Island, will be held at
St. John's Native Baptist Cathedral, Meeting
Street, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. Michael C. Symonette & Rev.
Dr. Hervis Bain Jr. Interment follows in St.
John's Church Cemetery.

Memories will forever linger in the heart of
l .his wife of fifty-nine years, Merlene DeCosta;
five children, Alfred DeCosta, Margaret Dillett,
Judith George DeCosta, Frederick DeCosta,
and Timothy DeCosta; two sisters, Blanche Johnson and Eliza Williams; two
daughters-in-law, Karen DeCosta and Nadine DeCosta; one son-in-law, Gregory
Dillett; brother in-law, Wellington Johnson (USA); sisters-in-law, Mable Higgs,
Sennie Johnson (USA) & Estella DeCosta; eleven grandchildren, Alfred Jr.,
Tamika, Bernardo, and Devonnee DeCosta, Damara, Gregory Jr., and Miguel
Dillett, Samantha and Steven George (U.S.A.), Dion and Frederick Jr. DeCosta;
two great-grandchildren, Damaal and Andrew Sands; twenty seven nieces and
nephews, Logan DeCosta & family, Lara Taylor & family, Sadie Moss, Evelyn
Nabbi & family, Betty Higgs & family, Luella Collie & family, Rev. Edmund
& Liza Johnson & family, Mari Ferguson & family, Sir Clifford & Lady Darling
& family, Teacher Smith & family, John Deleveaux and family, Janet Johnson


& family, Mavis Moncur & family, Marion Brown & family, Katherine Pratt &
family, Viola Ferguson & family, Verita Thompson & family, Deaconess Sheila
Seymour & family, Nellie Mae & Leona Ferguson & family, Rosie Dillett &
family, Alberta Frazier & family, Earaleen Williams & family, John Nesbitt,
Minister Eugene & Sandra Patton & Dolores Darling & family, Deaconess
Fredericka Butler, Dr. Edith Ellis & family, Rosin Cox & family, Shirley Pearson
& family, Sam George (USA), Dr. Liana Mortimer Reyes & family, & Churchill
Subdivision family & a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to
mention.

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



Brenda Louise
McKenzie "Shaggy"
Moultrie, 48

Sa resident of Buttonwood Ave, Pinewood
: Gardens, will be held at Robinson Morris
Chapel AME Church, Ridgeland Park West,
<.3 on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be
Pastor Howard Williamson, assisted by Rev.
i .. Thelma Williamson & Rev. George Clarke.
Interment follows in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, JFK Drive.

Left to cherish precious memories are her
loving and devoted husband: Ormald Moultrie; one daughter, Dashinka Duncombe;
one stepson, Gerrard Moultrie; two grandchildren, Taraj and Nyrelle; three sisters,
Sandra, Delores, Jennifer; two brothers, Michael of Fort Lauderdale & Ken
McKenzie; four sisters-in-law, Winfred of Fort Lauderdale, Ethalyn Cartwright,
Mispah Moultrie, Andrea Rutherford, Nicole Moultrie; brothers-in-law, Vivian
Moultrie, Halson Moultrie, Wellington Moultrie & George Robinson; six aunts,
Maxine King, Winfred Clarke of Savannah Sound, Muriel Clarke of Freeport,
Winifred McKenzie, Sybil McKenzie of Old Bight, Cat Island, Malvese Hepburn;
four uncles, George Clarke of Savannah Sound, Alfred Clarke of Freeport, Simeon
King and Kenneth Knowles; fifteen nieces, Monique, Joann, Denise, Kim, Lashan,
Cherita, Shanequa, Nakeitha, Shcarla, Cheriva, Sanchez, Wilhelmena, lesha,
Tashonda, Shonice; nine nephews, Captain Valentino Collie, Dwayne, Deanton,
Berchinel, Shanardo, Kino, Samuel, Tracey, Kenny; nine grand nieces; eight
grand nephews; cousins, Ronald, Randy, Janet, Charmaine, Rosenell, Ann, Patrice,
Kawayanna, Kendal, Kevin, Keith, Suzette, Bridgette, Dwight, George, Clint,
Nora, Shantell, Kim Clarke, Williamae, Kim, Jeffery, Dianne Huyler, Laurie,
Donnellie, Glenda, Drextel,Marvin, Nickie & Marva; other relatives and friends
including, Juliane Hart, Dorothy Grant, Leslie Albury, Ivanell Culmer, Miller
family, Mary Ferguson, Emily Ferguson, Basil Connely, Donald Sealey, Ida
Rahming, Ernestine Stubbs, Cynthia Ferguson, Dianne Davis, Kathlyn John,
Dianne Thompson, Effie Knowles, Maxine Kemp Forbes, Michelle Johnson,
Hinsey Family, Rose Ferguson, Valerie Higgs, Sandra Fox, Bodie family, Majorie
Wallace, Angela Clarke, Beverly, Arthur Duncombe, Paulette King, Knowles
family, Angela Clear, Dorothy McDonald, Mattie Higgs, Lathia Meadows, Gaitor
family, Tierra Munroe, Kwivan Miller, Elvis Rolle, Lutchie Rolle, Edgar Boniby,
Kia Curling, Members of Robinson Morris Chapel, Management and Staff of
Crystal Palace, Management and Staff of Insurance Management, Management
and Staff of Finco, Management of Fidelity Bank, Graduating Class of 2000 of
St. Augustine's College, Lavern Mitchell and others too numerous to mention.

(Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9 a.m.-12:00noon & at
the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.


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Berthrum
Dorsette, 83

a resident of Gaitor's, Cat Island, will
be held at Rising Star Missionary
Baptist Church, Blue Hill Road, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. Chillian Poitier,
assisted by Rev. Althea Poitier & Rev.
S~ Marilyn Brown. Interment follows in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Precious and cherished memories linger in the hearts of his five
(5) children, Inez Dorsette, Edna Dorsette, Carmen Dorsette,
Fredamae E. McCoy and Godfrey E McCoy; stepchildren, Marie,
Sue and Rita Hepburn; grandchildren, Derran and Delano Nottage,
Gerado, Edwin, Terrance, Jubbie and Rionda Dorsette, Nickia
Brown, Kendrick Saunders, Ashley Hepburn, Pumkin, A. J.
Denise, Ritchie and Dominique McCoy; four great grand children,
Jordon and Mesha Ritchie, Jakyle and Jaqwaun; two (2) aunts,
Ida Glinton and Evelyn Gibson; brother-in-law, Rueben Stubbs
of Dumfries, Cat Island; god-children, Carolyn McDonald,
Margaret Pennerman, Elva Scavella and Threlfall A. Miller;
nephews, Jerome and Caleb Stubbs, Joseph, Kirky, Nathaniel,
Emmanuel, and John Dorsette, Wendel Dorsette, Walter Curtis;
nieces, Betty Adderley, Brenda, Rose, Judy, Barbara, Vernetta,
Valarie and Martha Stubbs, Gracie, Jennie, Francis, Sandrina,
Iva, Rea and Sharon Dorsette, Delcine Gaitor and Lydia Armally;
other relatives and friends including, Chillian, Alonso and
Alphonso Brown, Hilda Brown-Smith, Inez Brown, Vincent,
Aresial, Arthur, Beautfort, Garnet and Bradley and Brad, Dorsette,
Eunice Burrows-Dorsette, Lydia, Gordon, Sam and Leah
Thurston, Vincie and Eleanor Dorsette and Family of Cat Island,
Isabella Wilson of Stevenson, Cat Island, Hanna Poitier of
Stevenson, Cat Island, Liz Saunders and family, Inez Miller and
family, Pandora, Everette and Ruthlyn King, Winifred Bannister
and family, Sada Miller and family, Roy Brown and family,
Roland Brown and family, Agnes Hepburn and Family, Rev.
Chillian Poitier and family, Rev. Clifton Hepburn and family of
Cat Island, Luther Humes and family of Opalocka, Fl, Lemond,
Steven Gordon and family of Freeport, Dorrington Poitier and
family, Nelson McCoy and family, Preston McCoy and family,
Letha Hepburn, R. R. Hepburn and family, The Poitier family,
The Brown family, Garnet Hepburn and family, Magaline Rolle
and family, Maxine Steven and family, The Seymour family,
Mrs. Cleare and family of Orange Creek, Cat Island, Mary Jane
Moss and family, Olive Gaitor and family, The Wilson family,


Marina Simmons and family, The Strachan family, The Dorsette
family, New and Old Bight Cat Island, Mrs. A. Wilson & Family,
the entire Community of Stevenson, Gaitors, Cove, Tea Bay,
Industrious Hill, Cat Island and a host of other relatives and
friends.

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


Myrtis Albertha
Thompson, 88

a resident of Odle Corner off East
Street, and formerly of Colonel Hill,
Crooked Island, will be held at St.
John's Native Baptist Cathedral,
Meeting Street, on Friday at 10:00
a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Michael C. Symonette & Rev. Dr.
Hervis Bain Jr. Interment follows in
St. John's Church Cemetery.

Left to cherish her memories are daughters, Gloria Little of
Miami, Florida, Vera Cleare; Grand-daughters, Shanelle Wright,
Vanessa Smith, Truda & Crystal Little; Grandsons, Justin &
Denard Cleare, Douglas, Steven, & Julian Little, Eric Wright;
Great grandchildren, Tina, Shauna, Jade, Palacia, Synaria,
Glenisha, Morgan, Isis, Satisha, Cassandra, D'Angelo, Eric Jr.;
sisters, Alra Chisholm, Sylvia Moss, Vena McQuay; Son-in-law,
Basil Cleare; Brother-in-law, Paul Mc Quay; sisters-in-law, Viola
Cunningham, Patricia Cunningham; nieces, Delma Chisholm,
Sylvia Moxey, Eleanor Forbes, Erma Williams, Lerlean Carey,
Monica Allen, Jennifer Bain, Merlean Smith, Margaret
Cunningham, Barbara Cunningham, Sherry Clarke, Patrice
Nimmo; nephews, Edison Bain, Harrison Bain, Herman Bain,
Vincent Moss, Enoch Clarke, Craig Thompson, Hermis Chisholm,
Ronald Cunningham; other relatives and friends, Sylvia Tins &
family, Edna Ijeoma & Family, Ada and Dorothy Jones & Family,
Cheryl Cleare, Dr. Gerrasimo, Danelle Seinor, Kevon Brown,
Marco Lightbourne, Advado Malcolm, Thomas, Elaytch, Odle
Corner family.

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


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Charlotte Anastacia
Dean, 26

a resident of Polemus Street, will be held
at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Boyd Road,
on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be
Deacon Gregory Taylor. Interment follows
in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard
Roads.


Left to cherish her memories are her mother,
Zinnia Watkins; father, Elvis Dean; adopted
father, Kevin Bain; twin sister, Charmaine;
stepmother, Nikkia Dean; sisters, Mary
Watkins, Vanny, Emilyann & Laurel Dean; brothers, Randy Dean & Jamal
Rolle; grandmotherPearl Watkins; grandfathersErrington Watkins Sr. &-
Zephaniah Dean; aunts, Elaine Watkins, Madrona Johnson, Vanessa Scott,
Poncie Chevez, Italia Jan, Erica Laing, Dianne Rolle, Karen Sawyer, Janet
Watkins, Nicole Colebrooke, Anishka Small, Racquel &Tammy Watkins,
Dynastacia Deveaux & Ramona; numerous uncles including, Montaque,
Errington Jr, Anthony, James, Ellsworth, Tetley & Terrarie Watkins, Tyrone
Johnson, Randolph Scott, Marvin Laing, Pete Deveaux, Gary Rolle & Paul
Chavez; many cousins including, April & Alia Johnson, Rochelle Scott,
Rannette Sands, Randolph Scott II, Brian Fear, Andrew Jarbouh, Eric, Fiona,
Calvin, Jamie, Palbo, Alex, Peggy Watlins, Melissa Jan, Erin Laing, Madison
Deveaux, Graham, Rosa & Teagan Thordarson, Glendon, Glendina & Gary
Rolle, Clayton, Shantell, Ebony Hepburn, Carla, Clyde Jr., Charlton & Carlton
Dames, Joey Taylor, Nikia, Shawn, Shamone & Shaniqua, Gleana, Shadina,
Margo, Elzina, Waydina & Wayde Colebrooke, Angela, Louise & Bernard
Watkins, Montaque Watkins Jr, Eric, Victoria, Gabrielle, Trey Watkins,
Michelle, Celine, Randeisha, Deran, Randia, Stevonnia, Aria, Tonya, Randy
& Nikken; other relatives & friends including, Geneva & Robert Thorton,
Shawn Thomas, Joseph Carroll & family, Ruby Graham & Denise Redi
Frazier of New York, Cynthia Elliott & family, Ralph & Inez Barnett &
family, Maceo & Mizpah Coakley, Derek Sands, Teachers & support staff
& students of Garvin Tynes Primary School, Administrators & Office staff
of Garvin Tynes Primary School, Doctors & Nurses of I.C.U. of the Princess
Margaret Hospital, Mary Burrows & family, & many others too numerous
to mention.

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


Brenda Lucille
Fernander, 63

a resident of Churchill Ave, will be held at
Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries,
. Carmichael Road, on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
Officiating will be Bishop Ros L. Davis,
-- assisted by other Ministers. Interment
follows in Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
S JFK Drive.

.1 .Left to cherish her memories are her three
sols, Mjarty Deanp Ricardo Bain and Fabian
SFemander; one granddaughter, Riciqea Bain;
one daughter-in-law, Charmaine Evans; three


sisters, Paula Lundy, Yvonne Carey, Deshan Cleare; three brothers, Charles
Whymms, Danny Price and Randy Cleare; four aunts, Agatha Spencer, Alicia
Stanislaus, Eleanor Mitchell, Gwendolyn Major; two uncles, Edwin Spencer
and Deacon Samuel Mitchell; two sisters-in-law, Deborah Price and Rosemary
Whymms; nieces and nephews including; Natasha Mitchell, Lisa Lundy,
Ebonie Johnson, Yhasmin Deveaux, Thomasina Hope, Davinca Cleare,
Danielle Price, Carla, Monique and Charlisa Whymms, 2100 Mitchell, Brad
Taylor, Michael Major, Lieutenant Chapelle Whymms, Charles, Carlos,
Phillip Whymms, Marcell Major, Shannon Collie, Devaughn, Darren, Donovan
Price, Troy Lundy; grand nieces, Crystal, Mia Mitchell, Bradesha Taylor;
cousins including, Dr. Michael Spencer, Brian, Vincent, Deborah, Theresa,
Linda Spencer of Atlanta, Deborah, Donna, Marsha, Rose, Michael, Douglas
Stanislaus, Kenny McIntosh; close family and friends including, Leona Major
& family, Shirley Evans & family, Sylvia and family, Clementine Butler &
family, Mr. Edward Cleare, The Humes family, Andrea Hepburn, Lorraine
Butler & family, Michael Major & family, Vanderlene Rolle, Eleanor Smith,
Thamile Rolle, Shirley St. Theatre family, Cargill family, Ferander family,
Taylor family, Pastor Ros L. Davis & family, Pastor Bernie Moss & family,
Mrs. Delores Edwards & family, Mrs. Elaine Cartwright & family, Pastor
Al Rahming & family, Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries family;
other friends & relatives too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
Street, from 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9-1 :00 p.m.
& at the church from 2:00 p.m. until service time.


Jermine Isreal Lavell
Dorsette Jr., 1 month


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a resident of Carmichael Road, will be held
at New Beginnings Ministries, Key West
Street North, on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Officiating will be Apostle G. Anthony
Chisholm. Interment follows in Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.


Left to cherish his memories are his parents,
Sharon McKenzie & Jermine Dorsette Sr.;
sister, Crystal Jones; brother, Derell Jones;
grandmothers, Lillian-Adderley, Margaret
Smith & Vincie Dorsette; grandfathers, Emmanuel Dorsette & Moses Mackey;
great grand mother, Merina Wilchombe of Freeport, Grand Bahama; aunts,
Shonally McKenzie, Rita Cartwright, Voylona Johnson, Kendra Smith, Rose
Alvador, Cindy Dorsette, Deandra Dorsette & Margaret Smith; uncles,
Quinton & D'Evano Dorsette, Tarrie Burrows & Sheldon Wallace; cousins,
Sarah Brown, Tashon, Tarrinique & Stephanie Burrows, lonell, Ken, Zion,
Justin, Jarrette & Dwight Johnson, Tina Smith, Jamaya Wilchombe & Clayton
Cash; grand aunts, Sadie, Genny, Neka, Gracy, Francis, Sanderina & Iva
Dorsette, Shermell Mackey, Olettera Mackey & Arithera Wilchombe; grand.
uncles, Cliffton & Tresion Wilchombe, Nathaniel Dorsette, Joseph (Joe) &
John Dorsette; other close relatives & friends including, the Brown family,
the McCoy family, the Strachan family, the Stubbs family, the Saunders
family, the Wilson family, the Poitier family & the Hepburn family. Special
thanks to the NICU Ward of the Princess Margaret Hospital & the entire
community of Cat Island.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
Street, from 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on. Saturday& on Sunday.from 1-0 a.m.- 12:30
p.m. & at the church from 1:30 p.m.until service time.


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SWillard Joepeh "Macio"
Demeritte, 53

a resident of 2nd Street the Grove &
formerly of Fox Hill, will be held at
S -. Five Porches of Deliverence Apostolic
Church, Market Street, on Saturday
at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be
Apostle J. Rodney Rolle, assisted by
Rev. Silven Farquharson. Interment
follows in Fox-Hill Cemetery, Fox Hill
Road.

Left to cherish his memories are his mother, Dorothy Demeritte;
loving and devoted wife, Jennifer Laurene Demeritte; children,
Tamara, Katress, Willard III, Willneka and Tamika Demeritte;
grandchild, Garvinique Dawkins; brothers, Albert, Thomas, Larry,
Anthony, Terrance, Charles and Peter Demeritte; sisters, Patsy,
Sheila, Mariam, Deborah, Jackie, Claudine Burrows, Margaret
Turner and Joyce Thompson; aunt, Ida Demeritte; nieces: Denise
Turnquest, Sonia Kemp, Nickela Demeritte, Stephanie Stubbs,
Niccara, Shanderia and Shakeira Rolle, Portia, Maureen, Alicia,
Nikki, Marsha, Shaneka, Lashan, Shavonia, Shandria, Michelle,
Diedre, Bernadette, Zoe Demeritte, Charnice, Belinda, Oprah and
Sunae Adderley, Cleann, Kimberley and Joy-Ann Young, Courtney
and Carcia King, Destiny Carter, Manesha, Kayshawn, Keva and
Asheran Barton, Shakia Young, Kenshona Williams, Ashley Pinder
and Elkera Wilson; nephews, Elkino Sargeant, Deleno Carter Jr.,
Montayo and Renaldo Barton, Jason Williams, Keno and Charm
Johnson, Manerco Pinder, Rodney Adderley Jr., Jason Jr. and
Andrew Young, Kevin, Kirk, Shawn, Paul, Lynden, Perry, Maurice,
Marcus, Willard, Roscoe, Jason,. Sheldon, Thomas Jr., Rodger,
Ramon, Dolan, Latario, Shaquille, Larry Jr., Charles Jr., Maxwell
Jr. and Shandon Demeritte, Shaveres Rolle; mother-in-law, Mrs.
Nathalie Bodie; father-in-law, Mr. Edward Barton; sisters-in-law,
Agnes and Tiffany Barton, Betty-Ann Young, Charlotte Adderley,
Margo Johnson, Debbie Carter, Karen Williams, Gelita, Jeanette,
Dorothy and Lathera Demeritte; brothers-in-law, CPL 951 George
King, Mannix, Kevin and Jason Barton, Marcus Turner, Maxwell
Burrows, Rodney Adderley Sr., Jason Young Sr., Jason Williams
Sr., and Delano Carter Sr; other relatives & friends: Bishop Rodney
Roberts & family, the family of Five Porches of Deliverence Centre
Apostolic Tabernacle, the family of St. Paul's Baptist Church and
Bishop J. Carl Rahming, The Department of Environmental Health
Solid Waste Management, The Tropical Exterminators family,
Diann Hanna & family, Ricardo Neely & family, Stafford Dorsette
& family, Dianne Rolle & family, Dianne Green & family, Miguel
Major & family, Mrs. Daisy Thompson & family, Sheltia Smith
& family, Nicole Allen & family, Jardinay Smith & family, Carla
Hamilton & family, Viola Farrington & family, Garth Johnson &
family, Joyce Mitchell & family, Gracie Brown & family, Gracie
Brown, Louise Johnson & family, Wilson Gray, Hon. Cynthia
"Mother" Pratt, Hon. Fred Mitchell, Mrs. Jacinta Higgs and the
staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital.

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


RUSSELL & PINDER'S

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


MRS OLIVE ANN
BAILLOU-PINDER, 96
of High Rock, Grand Bahama, will be held on
Saturday. May 31st, 2008 at ll:00am at
Emmanuel Baptist Church, High Rock, Grand
Bahama. Officiating will be Rev. Lawrence
Pinder, assisted by Rev. Pedison Baillou, Rev.
Beechum Roberts and Rev. Henry Cooper Jr.
and interment will be made in High Rock Public
Cemetery.


..' She is survived by her seven children, Maedella
.Simmons, Ezekiel, Reverend Lawrence Pinder,
Edith Laing-Williams, Clifford, Reginald and
Elizabeth Pinder; one adopted daughter, Virginnia Baillou; four daughters-in-law,
Mother Theresia, Rosemary, Gaylene, and Roslyn Pinder, twenty eight granddaughters,
Beverly Missick, Roslyn Saunders, Olive McIntosh, Maxine Darisler, Dorie Cooper,
Janet Laing, Lavette.Munnings, Jennifer Pinder, Sherline Cooper, Shaniqua Bartlette,
Melsades Smith, Erica Roberts, Shannon Deal, Shantel Lundy, Schneirr, Raquel
Pinder, Cassandra Baylock, Shanarell Higgs, Juanita and Johnethra Smith, Patsy
Rolle, Sheila Laing, Karen Smith, Sonia Russell, Carla Kemp, Sandra,.Renae and
Kenya Laing;' twenty-eight grandsons, Min. Zeldon, Axcel, Roylyn, Terrance, Cecil
and Clarence Simmons, Bursanya and Javaughn Bain, Johnathan and Johnovan
Smith, Ellis Kemp, Darron and Franklyn Laing, Raymond, Curtis, Jeffrey, Clement,
Jarvis, Clifford, Torez, Jenese, Clinton, Javaughn, Veto, Rashaad, Marcus, Reginald
and Quinton Pinder; two adopted grandchildren, Rosinell and Percy Baillou; 132
great grandchildren, nine adopted great-grandchildren, forty one great great
grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Firstina Baillou; one adopted brother, Nola Thomas;
one adopted sister-in-law, Leila Thomas; nine nieces, Laura Roberts, Brenda and
Erma Laing, Lovely and Loris Pinder, Petrol Gardiner, Neina Fox, Loretta Mader
and Betty Newman; seven nephews, Horatio Baillou, Henry and Rufus Pritchard,
Solomon Mitchell, Allan, Atwell and Rusty Newman; six nieces-in-law, Min. Geleta
and Inez Pinder, Hazel Baillou, Rozetta Kemp, Dorcas Mitchell and Inez Fox; three
nephews-in-law, Rev. Elwich Kemp, Rev. Leonard Laing and Leviticus Kemp;
thirteen grand daughters-in-law, twenty grandsons-in-law, five great grand daughters-
in-law, nine great grandsons-in-law, sixty-two grand nieces, fifty-three grand-
nephews including, Rev. Pedison Baillou, Rev. Rudolph Roberts, Rev. Joel Saunders;
forty-five grand nieces-in-law including, Majorie Mitchell, Stephanie Bowe, Ada
Cooper, Pamela Laing, Geraldine Pinder, Geleta Knowles, Margaret Burrows; thirty-
five grand nephews-in-law including, Rev. Arnold, Drexel, Stacy and Ricardo Pinder,
eighty great grand nieces, sixty great grand nephews, her families from the U.S.A.,
Elizabeth, Ireann and Miriam Baillou, Elizabeth Baillou-Philips, Sandra Hummings,
Michael and Deidre Pratt, Sheryl Turner and Barbara Bullard; a host of other relatives
and friends including John C. Smith, Vernie Lewis, Patricia Rolle, Wellington
Ingraham, Helena Cooper, Jeanine Baillou, Eleanor Stuart, Arnold Davis, Betty
Rolle, Margo, Elouise Kelly, Remilda Feaster, Matilda Andrews, Mary Laing,
Geraldine Albury, Ceceila and Irene Cooper, Barbara Rolle, Betty Roberts, Bernard
and Jestina Baillou, Inez Baillou, Izona Burrows, Wilton, Gretel, Shawn, Sherry
and Tanya Mader, Mr and Mrs Theophilus Cox, Majorie LaFleur, Henry Fritz, the
Armbrister family, Rueben Roberts Jr., Helen Brennen, Louise Thompson, Rev. Dr.
Wellington Pinder, Rev. Ralph Russell, Rev. Dr. Bishop Godfrey and Min. Iris
Williams, Faye Watkins, Jenny Pinder, the wonderful staff of the Community Clinic,
staff of Z.N.S. 3, staff of Dept. of Statistics, Senator Pleasant Bridgewater, Member
of Parliament for High Rock Constituency, Min. Kenneth Russell, Rev. Freddie
Laing and St. Matthew Baptist Church family, Rev. Iram Lewis and Ebenezer Baptist
Church family, Rev. Preston Cooper and New Zion Baptist Church family, Rev.
Edwin Pinder and New Emmanuel Baptist Church family, Rev. Pedison Bailou and
Ebenezer Baptist Church family, Sweeting's Cay, Prayer Band and Evangelist Teams,
Ladies Ministry, Men's Fellowship and Youth Department of Emmanuel Baptist
Church and the entire East End Communities.
Viewing will be held at Russell's & Pinder's Funeral Home, Eight Mile Rock, on
Friday, June 6, 2008, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm and on Saturday from 9:00am to
service time at the church.
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LET US PLAY THE MEN!
Text: 2 Samuel 10:9-14 (NKJV):
(KJV): "Be of good courage, and Let us Play the
Men for our people, and for the cities of our God:
and the Lord do that which seemeth him good."


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Word in Life Study Bible described Joab as a Man
Born to War, and informed, "The picture of Joab that
emerges from the Bible is of a man who cared little
Pastor Ben Bailey for what a fight was about, as long as he was in it.
The Prophetic Voice Apparently he was a born fighter, and Scripture records
P. O. Box N-9518 only his many successes as David's military leader;
Nassau, Bahamas and became an accomplice in David's plot to kill Uriah.
Tpv.inc@coralwave.com Joab's political instincts seemed to be based on
expediency. He functioned as a mediator between
David and his estranged son, Absalom, but later killed
the arrogant rebel. On other occasions, Joab killed Abner and Amasa to
advance his own agenda, and even supported Adonijah in his bid to succeed
David. This last treachery eventually cost Joab his job and his life."
The Ammonite King Nahash died (Descendant of Lot showed some kindness
to David), and King David-Descendant of Abraham) decided to show kindness
to Hanun, his son, because of Nahash. Hanun embarrassed David's
Representatives. Realizing his action was odious to David (Touch not my
representatives: Harm them not). Hanun prepared for warfare, hiring mercenaries.
"When Joab saw that the battle line was against him before and behind,
he chose some of Israel's best and put them in battle array against the
Syrians." When Joab observed that two armies had joined forces in the battle
against Israel; his strategy was to keep them separate, and make certain they
did not attack his flank (backside). Then he separated his own forces; placing
the tested veterans in a group led by him: They would engage the veteran
Syrian mercenaries, hired by the Ammonites; thus making a decision that the
war would be fought on two fronts.
"The rest of the people he put under the command of Abishai his brother,
that he might set them in battle array against the people of Ammon." Next,
he placed the second group and his very life, in the trusted hands of his brother
Abishai; underscoring the fact, in a condition of war, know who can be depended
upon unconditionally.
"Then he said, "If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you shall help
me; but if the people of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will come
and help you." The opposing forces were numerically greater than the combined
forces of Israel; therefore, Joab instructs Abishai to manage the battle with
careful observation; if the Syrians begin to overcome Joab's group, Abishai
was ordered to engage the Syrians, and keep them from attacking Joab's flank
(backside). Joab promised to do likewise for Abishai. Here is a good lesson
of a popular expression among friends, "I have your Back." As Christians, we
should prevent our brothers being overcome by sneak attacks from our common
enemies.
"Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities
of our God. May the Lord do what is good in His Sight." Joab motivates
the entire army to be prepared to fight and die like men against superior
numbers; with the knowledge, their enemies would kill and destroy family
members at home and all the cities of God. They were encouraged to fight for
their loved ones and the Beloved Country, depending upon God, and leaving
the outcome in his hand.
"So Joab and the people who were with him drew near for the battle
against the Syrians, and they fled before him." It is astounding, how brave
and fearless men become, when they are engaged at the peril of death; and
decide to fight furiously, neither for money, fame, nor promotion, but, instead,
"for God, and for Country." When we adopt such an attitude with enthusiasm;
God normally causes the equation of superior numbers td bow to the quality
of a higher and nobler purpose; God fights on our behalf, and awards the
victory to those who humbly submits the outcome into His Capable Hands.
"When the people of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fleeing, they also
fled before Abishai, and entered the city." A note of caution, a hired hand
will always 'cut and run' whenever his survival is in jeopardy; when the mercenary
Syrians fled the battle, the people of Ammon swiftly returned to the safety of
their city. Israel chose to 'fight or die', Ammon chose to 'fly rather than die.'
"So Joab returned from the people of Ammon and went to Jerusalem."
Joab returns to David, Judah's Lion; who leaves the Lair in the fierceness of
his wrath, to pour out his Righteous Indignation.
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RELIGION


Thursday, May 29, 2008 PG 21


By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
pburrows,@tribunemedia.neT

IN secular dating
;' ;S circles it is fash-
ionable when
opposites attract.
However, for the
Christian in fervent pur-
suit of holiness and
righteous living, dating -
and subsequently mar-
rying a person who is
living on the opposite
end of that spectrum, is
more of a hindrance
than anything else.


SOCIET tell, us that having a
successful career makes us produc-
t\ie members of our communitN.
And as members of the bod. of
Christ. the Word of God declares
that man wi ll eat bh the sweat ot his
S bro\w. and the worker deserves his
% age
Tow ard that end Bishop V G
Clarke and the Women ol Integrtr
Alinistr\ of Cal\arn Deliherance
Chuich 'will host thi lirs.t efer c.irer
fair on Saturdaj, Nlas 31. on the
church grounds. East Street South.
:', from 10am to 2pm
The fair is an effort to prepare
Baharmans. both Noung and old. for
challenging career opportunities in
S an e'er-changing global market and
.. the eent is intended for the entire
community. especially students from
y: .;' the neighboring junior and senior
high schools
"Our aim is to expose youngg peo-
S ple to the many fields that are a\ail-
S able in our country and to pro ide
*- : information about hov. to get started
in a particular area of interest a
.;* church official told Tribune Religion
." Qualihed professionals haje been
: ,;,slCide.ed from almost eCer. held to


Though II Corinthians 6.14
directly\ torbidsi Christian
trom being .oked with unbe'
Ihe ers, and while it gi\es
good reasons for it "For r .
do righteousness and icked- .
ness have in common.' Or hhat
fello%%ship can light ha. e \ihith
darkness.'", it remains one on !, "
the greatest challenges the single ,
Chistian faces.
Twenty-fi\e vear old Rolinda
Johnson* Is a Chnsian ho is cur-
rently trying to find a \a\ out of a
relationship \iith a non-beliet er
who she met at a social event. She '
told Tnbune Relhgion that she has
alvwa\s been challenged with being .
a determined Christian...and dat- .
mg.
-People in the church pretend :'-
like lou shouldn't be having these
feelings of companionship But .
you're sitting there feeling lonely "
while you see everyone else
around \ou happ. You just want
that person there \with ,ou. So I '
guess out of desperation you go. "

SEE page 27


pro\ ide tair gocrs \ith practical and
rele'ajn int ormaton pertaining to
man\ carLcr choiLes.

The speakers are:
* Philip Simon, executive director
Bahamas CnamDer of Commerce
* Phillip Brown, mechanical mainte-
rnance nmnager. Bahamas Electricity
Corporation
* Serenna Gardiner, massage therapist
anid eslnelticianowner, Essence ol
Serenity
* Cherrylee Pinder, owner/consultant,
CP Training & Consulting Services
* Sharmie Austin, attorney. Financial
Intelligence Unit
* Dwayne Mortimer, chiei financial ofti-
cer New Providence Development Co
* Anthony Dean. air traffic controller,
Nassau International Airport
* Lisa Bowleg, social worker
Department of Social Services
* Cheryl Johnson. agency manager,
CLICO Bahamas
* Barbara Barnes, director of Human
Resources, Sheraton Cable Beacn Resort
* Sheree Flowers, director of Caterinc
and Convention Services, Sheralon
Cable Beach Resort
* Basil Dean, cniel meteorologisl


Department ot Meteorolog/
* Calvin Dunbar, owner. Dunbar Global
Enterprises
*.Wayne Johnson. owner. Executive
Marketing Group
* Mavis Johnson-Collie, partner. Collie
& Collie Attorney s-JI-Law
Please note rtat booth attendees will
also be available to provide important
information on a one-on-one basis.

The booth attendees arc The
Department of Co-operjat' Credit
Union. Department of Social
Serve ices. CLICO. Bahamas-
Technical and Vocational Institute
(Cosmetology Department i. Lvford
Ca\ Foundation. Royal Bahamas
Defence Force. Department of
Labour. First Caribbean
International Bank. TrnStar
Insurance Compan?. Royal Bank ot
Canada. Success Training College.
Atlantic College. Bahamas Baptist
Commmunit College. Dr Judson
Eneas. College of the Bahamas.
Dunbar Global Enterprises

The public is in\ tied to a:,end
this trc, c'ce nt


THE CONFIDENTT

CHRISTIAN

Boost your attractiveness and
beef up your confidence as a
believer by applying the follow-
ing tips from www.christianad-
vice.net

1) LEARN TO SEE YOURSELF AS
GOD SEES YOU: II you want to know
how to be attractive to guys, girls,
men and women everyone has to
start here.

2) BE YOURSELF: Don't be pres-
sured into being something you're
not.

3) BE CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABIL-
TIES: You can do things that at first
appear overwhelming, and achiev-
ing a goal is an important way of
establishing real self confidence.

4) SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS: Do
everything to the best of your ability
(A sharp instrument does less work
to achieve the same goal!).

5) BE AWARE OF CURRENT
EVENTS: Staying up on current
eventsmeans you won't run out of
conversation should you bump into
someone you like.

6) DONT BE LAZY: A top psycholo-
gist concludes his book by suggest-
_ ing that laziness is one of man's
biggest enemies. Right or wrong,
inactivity is neither good for body or
mind. Laziness is very unattractive.

7) DON'T FEAR REJECTION: Some
relationships would never work
under any circumstance, especially
when people have little in common -
being turned down does not mean
unatifactive more like incompati-
ble. Everyone gets turned down at
some point.

8) ACCEPT YOUR INSECURITIES
AND DON'T DWELL ON THEM:
Expect God to deal with them at
some point. Everyone has weak-
nesses and in the end we learn
about ourselves and others through
having them. Develop your strong
points and character. Discuss prob-
lems with a trusted friend not a
date.

9) GET A LIFE in the nicest sense!
Better expressed by saying balance
career and leisure. Also, make sure
you have some interests. If working
hard comes naturally, keep a grip on
reality by taking breaks.

10) GO FORTH AND BE ATTRAC-
TIVE!


CALVARY DELIVERANCE CHURCH FIRST ANNUAL CAREER FAIR


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RELIGION


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* St Matthew 5:48 says: "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly
father is perfect", and 19:21 reads: "If you want to be perfect,
go, sell your possessions and give to the poor and you will have
treasure in heaven. Then come follow me." Our Lord speaks as if
this type of perfection is possible to attain.


What is the difference between
perfection and perfectionism?

I believe that to seek to be perfect
means to desire to be like Christ. It is
a response to the call to holiness,
wholeness, spiritual maturity and life
in the Spirit that is mentioned
throughout the pages of Holy
Scripture. Our love for the Lord
manifests itself in the effort to please
God as directed by the prompting of
the Holy Spirit.
Perfectionism is the meticulous
attention to detail that borders on
obsession. Not only is it a heightened
and sometimes exaggerated require-
ment of order, but it is often accom-
panied by a dictatorial attitude that
displays an insensitive level of its
impatience and intolerance.
There is nothing wrong with the
adage "every thing has a place and
everything in its place" but at some
point members of the household
need to be able to relax and "live"
for the house to be a home for a few
hours before returning all items to


their proper places.
Love for each other and a joy to be
together has to be mixed in with the
maintenance of tidiness, accountabili-
ty and discipline. The various degrees
of untidiness and the length of time it
is perpetuated can make for major
conflict in preferred life-style.
As a supervisor on the job, there is
a need to run "a tight ship" along
with the display of compassion, and
the ability to be approachable and
offer a listening ear. There needs to
be a balance between the expression
of displeasure and the encouraging of
those who are struggling for personal
reasons.
Parents know that training with
tenderness, firmness with fun, and
forgiveness with mercy and under-
standing are all required on this job.
Even in ministry the passionate
prophetic preacher is called to also
be a compassionate pastoral counsel-
lor.
The quality of character our Lord
is referring to in Matthew 19:21 is
epitomized by the generosity of the


boy with the loaves and fish, the
owner of the donkey and foal, and
the woman with the ointment of
expensive oil in her alabaster jar. The
rich young man is so attached to his
wealth that he is detached from God.
The Life Application Bible offers
these thoughts on the subject of
being perfect: "We can be perfect if
our behaviour is appropriate for our
maturity level perfect, yet with
room to grow. Our tendency to sin
must never deter us from striving to
be more like Christ. Christ calls all of
his disciples to excel, to rise above
mediocrity, and to mature in every
area, becoming like him. Those who
strive to become perfect will one day
be perfect, even as Christ is perfect."
Let us never forget that the desire
of our heart is the most important
thing as it guides and directs our
thoughts, words and actions. God
judges our motives and intentions
and knows the sincerity with which
we genuinely want to please God.
Therefore, aiming for spiritual per-
fection or maturity involves resisting
temptation, repenting whenever we
fall by desiring a complete change of
heart, confessing immediately,
accepting God's forgiveness, and pro-
tecting ourselves from a relapse as
much as we are able. Aim a little
higher today.


Where is Jesus now? Part 2
By CLEMENT JOHNSON


SO "where is Jesus now?" As you
might have suspected this is a
trick question. There are really
two right answers.
1. Jesus is at the right hand of the
father.
2. He is also here with us now.
Both answers are important to our
understanding of Christ as our Saviour
and Lord.
Jesus ascended to the father and is at
the right hand of God. That means Jesus
is in a position of authority over the
entire world. Jesus has taken the high
ground of the universe. It is from that
position of might and strength that he
will oversee the defeat of evil. And it is
from there that Jesus will rule his eternal
kingdom of peace.
When Jesus began his ministry he said
that he had come to bring release to cap-
tives and freedom to the oppressed.
Through his death he freed us from the
bonds of our own sins. And from his
position of authority Jesus will free
humanity from all that oppresses it and
imprisons it: hatred, greed, prejudice,
and so on. Because Jesus is at the right
hand of the Father, he is in a position to
establish his kingdom.
But Jesus has not left us alone until
that day. Ten days after Jesus ascended.
he sent the Holy Spirit. At Pentecost
God's presence came to the church to
stay witl. it.iQ_, i.. t comes again,..


And through the Holy Spirit, Christ is
present with us.
"Where is Jesus now?" This is not just
a question to theologians. It is not one of
those questions whose answer has no
bearing on our lives. It is an important
question with important answers. And
these answers define who we are as
Christians.
Christ is at the right hand of the
Father, and as the angels told the disci-
ples, he will come again. When he comes
he will establish a kingdom of peace and
truth. And he will defeat all the things
that pervert the human soul and destroy
the human spirit. And we are the people
.who await that return, and look for that
great day.
But we don't just stand there looking
at the skies. No, we.are about the task of
preparing the world for that great day.
We are already doing battle with the
forces of evil that make war upon God's
good.
Christ is yet to come, but he is also
here now. The same Jesus who walked
and talked with the disciples beside the
Syrian Sea still walks and talks with us. It
is true we do not always sense his pres-
ence as strongly as I did when Ielt him
hug me. But he is still here.
Jesus is here and he is doing much the
same things he was doing then. Jesus still
casts out demons, he still calls the
wicked to repentance, he still opposes
social structures of prejudice. Jesus still
"'Pitin'sels"ttle"distraught. and he still heals


the sick. You may not see his arms, but
they are still here touching and loving
people. And the touch of Christ brings
hope and peace to a world that is in a
hopeless turmoil.
Where is Jesus now? I have given you
my answer. Jesus is the Lord of the uni-
verse. He is in heaven sitting on a throne
and he awaits the day when he will claim
and rule o er \hat is right ullH his. But at
the same time. Jesus is here. He is alt\e
and real. He can touch people's li es and
change them He has touched me and
changed me man\ rimes
That s m\ answer. \'hat \ours' lou
have to giec \our c '\n answer \ou can t
just borlo\ mine hour answer is impor-
tant. It ill determine ho\: open \ou are
to the presence ot (God in Christ
) here is Jesus no. It \ou belie\c
that he is dead. then \our fifth \\ill be
dead too It \ou behe\c that he is %.a\ ott



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in heaven and not here, you will not look
for his work in your life. But if you
believe he is alive and well and dwelling
among us, then he will be alive and pres-
ent for you. You will be open to the life
transforming love and grace that he
brings, and that we all need. Then, like
his disciples, you will be able to go into
the world and be witnesses to his love
and grace;



















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RELIGION


Thursday, May 29, 2008 PG 23


IS YOUR LOCAL CHURCH



THEORY 'X' OR THEORY 'Y'S


* So the question I am putting
to you is this: Is your local
church climate and leadership
style predominantly Theory 'X'
or predominantly Theory 'Y'?

DOUGLAS McGregor wrote an
outstanding book entitled, 'The
Human Side .of Enterprise', in which
he theorized that the leadership style
of a supervisor was a result of certain
beliefs and perceptions the supervisor
had about the inherent nature of peo-
ple. This meant that the supervisor led
and managed his or her workers based
on his or her own ideas, beliefs, atti-
tudes and socialization regarding peo-
ple, their needs and their motivations.
McGregor developed two contrast-
ing styles which are very familiar to the
individual studying in his or her first
course in management principles and.
processes. These were called Theory
'X' and Theory 'Y'. I'll take a moment
to briefly describe these and make a
quick application to the leadership
practices within religious organisa-
tions.

THEORY 'X' supervisors (ministry
leaders, pastors, priests, bishops,-over-
seers, etc) believe within their heart-
of-hearts that their employees, that is
church workers and volunteers, are a
lazy bunch of people who inherently
do not like to work and therefore must
be closely supervised, followed up on,
in numerous regular meetings, with
regular reports, controlled and con-
stantly exposed to the authority within
the organisation in order to get the
work accomplished (meet the quotas,
meet the deadlines, etc).

THEORY Yr supervisors have a. com-
pletely different opinion and mind-set
toward people, their capabilities and
their motivations. They feel that once
the proper approaches and conditions
are present, people become self-
directed, and move toward accom-
plishing the work of the organisation
or ministry.
They focus on getting the right con-
ditions to be present within the work-
place because this unlocks the workers'
desire to give their best to the organi-
sation. In this climate, team-work
emerges naturally and people can see
how their individual talents and efforts
are vital to the overall team effort and
result.
The supervisor's role changes to that
of coach. There is good esprit de corps,
good communication and individual
growth. There are fewer on-the-job
complaints. Productivity is higher
because spirits are high, and self-


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expression and creativity are encour-
aged.
Feedback from the workers on how
the job process can be improved is a
natural by-product. But before my
readers become overly-enthused,
please notice a phrase used earlier,
which says, 'once the proper approach-
es and conditions are present...' The
THEORY 'Y' focus is on getting the
work /church environment right.
Those who have interpreted
McGregor's work or tried to make its
application more relevant, stress that
leaders, who actually establish the
organisation's climate and culture, are
the persons who make it either pre-
dominantly Theory 'X' or predomi-
nantly Theory 'Y'.
So the question I am putting to you is
this: Is your local church climate and
leadership style predominantly Theory
X' or predominantly Theory 'Y'?
As in one's secular job, there are cer-
tain factors within the environment of
the church which make people want to
willingly contribute to the organisa-
tion's success or to willingly perform
the assignments asked of them, bearing
in mind that almost all of the workers
we are referring to are volunteers -
they are unsalaried.
Usually, there are one or two
salaried persons as directors of key
ministries, but these persons lead vol-
unteers, and other ministries are led by
volunteer workers, with a few, here
and there, on small "token-of-appreci-
ation" stipends.
So what variables and conditions
within the church environment must be
present to cause volunteers and all oth-
ers to be self-motivated? Let me list
six, although space constraints will
allow for only a brief comment on
each.

1. LEADERSHIP For many years I
have pondered the relationship
between effective leadership and the
ability to attract and retain motivated
workers within the local church. It is
this passion which drove me to write
the book "Why Johnny Can' Lead -
The Leadership Gap in Churches."
The secret to good leadership is sim-
ple just address any gaps in leadership
which may exist within your local


church, and, in my book I identified
and discussed all of the major areas
where such gaps occur.

2. TEAM BUILDING Great coaches
build strong teams. A good coach sets
goals, communicates strategy clearly
and creates a strong team identity.
Church leaders with a predominately
Theory 'X' style of leadership will have
to change, which will not be easy.
Theory 'Y' leaders identify, recog-
nise and celebrate the talents and
strengths of individuals and help them
to understand how valuable their con-
tribution is to the success of the overall
team's effort. Regularly recognizing
and appreciating the positive contribu-
tions of volunteers is vital.

3. DELEGATION Church leaders will
have to sincerely practice 'true delega-
tion' with their sub-leaders and other
volunteers before highly talented and
once motivated sub-leaders become
bored, discouraged and then leave the
ministry.

SEE page 27


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Apostle Julian Johnson
and the family members of
SUFFICIENT GRACE
INTERNATIONAL
MINISTRIES.
Formerly Je\oah's People
International Ministry, would like
to extend an invitation to you
and your family, this Sunday for a
very special Communion Service.
Join us at our sanctuary located
Nassau Street, North just next
door to Aulbury Sayles Primary
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Theme for 2008: "For I am the Lord, who
heals you A time to rebuild." Exodus 15:26
SUNDAY SERVICES:
Holy Eucharist at 7am
Family Eucharist at 9:30am
Evensong, sermon and benediction at
6:30pm
WEEKDAY SERVICES:
Early morning mass on Tuesdays at 6:30am
Walk-thru-the-Bible on Wednesdays at 7pm
Mid-day service on Thursdays at 1pm
Early morning mass on Fridays at 6:30am
RECTOR:. Fr Joseph L Mycklewhyte
ASSISTANT PRIEST: Rev Angela Palacious
THE CHURCH'S VISION STATEMENT:
"Your light must shine before people, so that
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praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16
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PG 24 Thursday, May 29, 2008


RELIGION


The Tribune


Celebrati ng
I


the


S


sisters


In celebration of their 70th anniversary, the Sisters of
Saint Martin Monastery have been featured in The
Tribune's Religion section each week, leading up to a spe-
cial anniversary banquet slated to be held this Saturday, May 31.
Sisters Annie Thompson and Vernice Wilson are the final two.


SISTER


ANNIE
THOMPSON

IF Sister Annie Thompson had not
discovered a religious vocation, she
would undoubtedly have found success
in the world of athletics and sports. But
she was to be another daughter that the
island of New Providence gave to the
Church. Baptized Annie Eliza, she was
born to John and Muriel Thompson of
Gregory Town, Eleuthera, one of their
fourteen children.
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The Thompsons lived the interesting
life of the family of a lighthouse keeper.
John Thompson's job took him from
one island to another where the life-
saving lights were positioned to guide
shipping. For the sake of the children's
education, Muriel Thompson eventual-
ly brought them to Nassau and her hus-
band commuted to spend time with
them..
Annie grew up on Vesey Street, the
location of the Grant's Town Post
Office and Police Station, surrounded
by the rich folk life of Grant's Town
and bordering Bain Town. She received
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her early education at Western Prep
and Western Junior.
She did not like the large classes that
were the frequent feature of the public
schools, so she transferred to St Francis
after she converted from Methodism to
Catholicism. At St Francis she fre-
quented the priory courts and from
there derived her love of basketball
and track and became a formidable
opponent at the hoops. She went on to
Xavier's College, graduating in 1959.
The sportswoman's recognition of
her call to religious life has an element
of the miraculous. She had long known
that she wanted to do something to
help children. One day, Father Sylvan
Bromenshenkel gave her some litera-
ture on the religious life at Saint
Benedict Convent in Minnesota, and
Sister Marie Agnes had spoken to her
about a vocation. It came together.one
day while she was teaching at Our
Lady's.
A magician had come to entertain
the school and he offered to show the
single women what their future hus-
bands would be like. He held a pack of
cards and would pull out one randomly
when he faced one of those gathered.
When he came to Annie, the card he
pulled was blank, the man then said to
her not to worry, she would be a nun.
Father Cornelius Osendorf bought her
a one-way ticket to Minnesota in 1960,
Early on, during her time in college,
Sister Annie was sent to a mission in
Albany, Minnesota. There were stares
because the residents had little experi-
ence with black people and Sister
Annie found the environment chal-
lenging initially, but was not overly dis-
turbed by it. She reported that most
people came round eventually, when
they had time enough to discover that
she was really no different from them.
Sister Annie pronounced final vows
in 1966 and, in that same year, was sent
to St Peter's in St Cloud to teach, and
the opposition there was even more
pointed. Some parents had raised a
petition and wanted to withdraw their
children from her class. Again, reason
and Sister Annie's fortitude triumphed
and she made some lifelong friends.
Never afraid of a challenge, she con-
ducted a ministry at the infamous
Cabrini Green housing project in
Chicago when the city was in great tur-
moil from race riots, she and another
Sister had to be spirited away one
evening from the turbulent area to the
district in which they lived in housing
provided by the Servite Fathers.
Sister Annie also conducted a cam-
pus ministry at Southern University in
New Orleans, Louisiana in 1967, the
year she graduated with a bachelor's
degree from the College of St
Benedict. She was called home in 1970
following the death of Sister Marie
Agnes, but would return to complete
her master's degree at St Cloud
University in 1979.
Back home, Sister's work was pri-
marily in education in the beginning.
She was principal of St Bede's until
1974, then transferred to St Joseph.
When Sister Maedene Russell fell ill in
1979, Sister Annie was appointed act-


ing superintendent of Catholic
Schools. She next taught full-time at St
Augustine's College (SAC] and
became the director of the College of
St Benedict's/St John's University
Pilot Freshmen programme that was
housed at SAC.
Sister Annie also played a role in
the initial stages of a scholarship pro-
gramme Harry Moore sponsored for
Bahamian students to attend college
in the United States. The first student
she identified to benefit was a bright
student from St Augustine's College
named Duranda Ash. Mr Moore paid
for her to attend Duranda's gradua-
tion from Case Western in Ohio. His
interests in educating Bahamians
eventually blossomed into the seminal
Lyford Cay Foundation.
Sister Annie's varied apostolates
also included the founding of the
Primary School Basketball League at
St Francis Joseph School and the
organisation of a summer camp
abroad programme for girls. The
monastery's bakery business was start-
ed by Sisters Maria and Margaret, but
when the latter fell ill, Annie turned
her hand to baking with as much
enthusiasm as she brought to every-
thing she did.
Her life as member of Saint Martin
Monastery was to take yet another
turn. The community asked her to pur-
sue a master's degree in liturgy, which
she did. This was to prove its value
when she was elected prioress in 1998
and served two terms. By 2007 her
main focus was Nazareth Centre,
intended initially to be a temporary
home for young children in crisis, but
was fast turning into a permanent
placement for a number of distressed
children.
Counted among Sister Annie's
accomplishments during her tenure as
prioress are the construction of a 12-
room expansion to the convent and
the establishment of an oblate pro-
gramme.
Sister Annie's many fine qualities
have been widely recognized. Award
winning children's author Marybeth
Lorbiecki, whom Annie taught in the
second and fourth grades at St Peter
School, St Cloud, Minnesota, was
inspired by her Bahamian teacher to
write Sister Annie's Hands (Dial
Books), modeling the title character
after her. ("St Cloud Visitor", March
16, 2000)
On March 25, 2000, the Theta
Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority Incorporated honoured Sister
Annie for her commitment to religion.
In that same year, she was made an
officer of the Order of the British
Empire on the Queen's Birthday hon-
ours list. She was also honoured by the
Primary Principals Association, the
Margaret MacDonald Foundation and
the Archdiocese for Church Music
Ministry.
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'.






The Tribune


RELIGION


Thursday, May 29, 2008 PG 25


SISTER

VERNICE

WILSON


VERNICE Wilson's early life was
characterized by much change. She
was born to Julianna Rolle and
Theophilus Wilson, but was cared for
by her grandmother, Victoria Rolle,
until she was three years old. At that
point she was given into the care of
her cousins Eugenia McPhee and
Melvinia Wright.
At age eight she was returned to
her mother who lived on West and
South Streets, in the heart of Bain
Town, where Saint Martin Monastery
was established.
The young Vernice's religious life
also exhibited an extraordinary mix-
ture of experiences. When she was
twelve, she had an enlightenment that
she would remember vividly. One
stormy day when she was twelve, sie
put on her bathing suit to go out into
the rain to pick up fallen fruit on a lot
next door. As she placed her foot on
the first step of house, it came to her
that she wanted to become a
Christian. Although she was not a
Catholic, she attended mass at nearby
St Joseph Church every morning at
7am and attended St John's Baptist
Church on Sunday with her sister
Rita.
In 1947 her indecision about reli-
gion cleared; she decided she wanted
to become a Catholic and received
her first communion on August 8 of
that year. Following this major life
decision, Vernice entered the school
system as a monitor at St Francis
School, which first met in St
Benedict's Hall. A building was later
constructed between the hall and the
health clinic. This was the start of a
career in education, which continued
with teaching second grade at St
Anselm (1948-1949) St Joseph (1950-
1963) and St Bede's (1963). These
were difficult years because she lost
her mother in 1953.
In the same year she went to St
Bede's, Vernice went to stay at
Blessed Martin Convent and lived
there until 1964. She needed a birth
certificate to complete the formalities
for entry into the community, but dis-
covered that she had been recorded
as "baby girl". The problem was
eventually solved and she travelled to
Saint Benedict's Convent to begin
the postulancy. Sister Angela
Haspert, novice director, was superi-
or at the time.
This first contact with another
country and culture was at once
frightening and exciting. Sister
Vernice remembered being "taken
especially by the experience of pick-
ing fresh fruit on the farm at St
Benedict's. For two years (1965-
1967), she taught CCO in several
schools, including St Joseph
Elementary in St Joseph. St Paul's in


St Cloud and St Joseph in Pierce,
Minnesota. She also forged lifelong
friendships. At one point, she partici-
pated in an exchange programme
between the Saint Martin and Erie
Benedictines of Erie, Pennsylvania.
Sister Vernice took her first vows in
1967 in Sacred Heart Chapel at Saint
Benedict's. She returned to Saint
Martin's Convent in 1969 and. pro-
nounced final vows on July 11, 1972.
Back in Nassau, this newest mem-
ber of the community returned to the
schools St Bede's (1975) and Holy
Name, Bimini (1972-1973). To acquire
formal teacher training, Sister
-Vernice pursued the programme at
Bahamas Teachers College (1973-
1975). Following this period, she
returned to teaching at St Bede's
(1975-1976).
The next year she took on cooking
duties at the Convent, then relocated
to Hunters, Grand Bahama, to teach
second and third grades at St Vincent
de Paul and contribute to the
Brownies and Guides programmes
(1977-1984). From this point on,
Sister Vernice would move between
island missions with interim periods
of work at the convent and a two-year
sabbatical in a Josephite community
in the United States, 1992-1994.
The stints away from tfie convent
included teaching at Holy Name
School, Bimini (1985-1990) and St
Vincent de Paul, Hunters, Grand
Bahama (1990-1992; 1995-2000
respectively). Sister also ministered
to the Catholic community of West
End, Grand Bahama, and is credited
with forming the first Brownie pack
on Bimini.
Upon her retirement in 2002, Sister
Vernice took on responsibility for
cooking, including baking the
monastery's famous cookies, shop-
ping, and making time in 2005 to start
RCIC at St Francis Parish with Sister
Jacinta Neely.
Sister Vernice Wilson celebrated
her 40th anniversary of religious
commitment on July 11, 2007 at
which time she expressed concern
regarding the lack of vocations. "I'm
trusting and hoping that young peo-
ple will listen to the voice of God.
You can learn a lot, but you have to
be disciplined. They have to know
themselves first before they can know
God."
She offered the following poem:

SHELLS OF THE OCEAN
Listen to the waves of the ocean
Rising from death to life
Growing as the green grass grows
Growing as the moss grows
Growing as the flowers grow
Growing as the trees grow
Living life as you continue
To grow in Christ.
Sister Vernice Wilson, OSB, 1992.

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'.






PG 26 Thursday, May 29, 2008


RELIGION


The Tribune


Unevenly yoked


FROM page 21
and start dating someone who isn't real-
ly a Christian, and you hope for the
best," she told Tribune Religion.
Twenty-three year old Stephen
Mackey* has been in a relationship with
a Christian for the past four years.
Things are going great and he is looking
to marry the young lady once he com-
pletes college. Though he wasn't really
looking for a Christian when he found
her, Stephen is happy that he is involved
with a believer.
"Honestly, if you are a Christian and
you're with someone who isn't, you're
doomed to fail in the long run. You can't
force someone to be a Christian
because that term in itself implies so
many constraints for them. For one,
they're not going to know where you're
coming from when you say wait for
marriage; they want to test the waters
now," he.said.
Claudine Farquharson, director of
PEOPLE (Partners Energizing Others
to Purposefully Lead in Excellence),
the singles ministry at Bahamas Faith
Ministries International, believes that
Christians should look closely into how
and who they date.
When it comes to the idea of being
unequally yoked with non-believers, Ms
Farquharson noted that Christians
should 'ay attention first of all because
it's in their constitution the Bible.
"Basically, as a citizen of the kingdom
we have certain moral guidelines to
abide by. But those in the kingdom of
darkness don't have the same principles
as we do. So in being unequally yoked,
the result is that either the Kingdom cit-
izen compromises with what they are
supposed to do which is generally what
happens or it presents a challenge
because there is a difficulty in fulfilling
what God has called you to do. So it
causes grief when God really wants to
give us abundant life," Ms Farquharson
explained.
When two persons come together in
marriage, two lives and two souls are
connecting. Ms Farquharson noted that
if one person is of the kingdom of life
and the other is of the kingdom of dark-
ness, it can only breed confusion.
However, having friendships with
persons who are not Christians is not
always a bad thing. In John 17:14 -15,
we learn that Christians can be in the
world but not of the world.
"But even with friendships with non-
believers, there are parameters. You
have to fully understand who you are
and who you believe in first, so that
when you're dealing with friends of the
opposite sex who are non-believers, you
wouldn't get involved to the point of
compromise," Ms Farquharson
explained.
She has found that having a prayerful
life, while following Matthew 10:16 (be
harmless as doves yes wise as serpents)
is one way to safeguard against creating
greater issues.
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BEING married to a non-Christian remains one of the'greatest challenges a believer
has to face. (File Photo)


"Be on your guard because some-
times when you think you're strong,
you're weak. Use wisdom from the
word of God, and your physical'under-
standing of the relationships you have
with people," she added.
When one takes stock of the friends
in their lives, being as wise as a serpent
may require them to drop some of these
friends altogether. It may be a situation
where a friend of the opposite sex is
leading you away from God.
"If something is an issue for you, it is
best to stand back because it may be dif-
ficult. You have to determine what is
more important; moving ahead in your
life in Christ or moving on with this
friend who is causing you to compro-
mise," Ms Farquharson told Tribune
Religion.
In dealing with single women, Ms
Farquharson has heard testimonies of
people who had to absolutely remove
themselves from situations because
they didn't want to be negatively influ-
enced.
But if desperate times call for desper-
ate measures, then it is obvious why
some Christians find themselves
'yoked' with non-believers.
Desperation may lead them to lowering
their standards and settling with a
man/woman who is not active in the
faith.
Ms Farquharson believes that the
Christian in this case is treading on dan-
gerous ground. Their feelings of desper-
ation are an indication that they may
not even be ready for a relationship.
"If you're desperate then you're vul-
nerable and entering a relationship with
a weak position. When you're dealing
/with dating you should work from a
position of strength," Ms Farquharson
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explained.
"People in the world whose father is
of darkness work from a position of
strength and they can take advantage of
you, leaving you in a far worse position.
So I would say, do not form a relation-
ship out of desperation. That is the
worst thing that you can do because you
end up being disappointed and not
profiting from this relationship," she
said.
Ms Farquharson finds that people
often limit themselves and limit God -
when they believe that they can find a
Christian mate only within the four
walls of the church. However, a well-
rounded Christian will be visible
beyond the church.
"The church would be the most
viable place to find someone, but it is
not the only place...There are many
Christians out there who are involved in
communities and service clubs. A friend
of mine found her husband at Central
Bank. They are Christians who love the
arts. So they would go to these exhibi-
tions, got to talking and they ended up
married," Ms Farquharson revealed.
"You can't limit God. You don't even
know where you are going to meet that
person. The four walls of the church are
good but. they're limiting. You can meet
that person anywhere at sporting
events, in service clubs. Just be open to
the Holy Spirit," Ms Farquharson sug-
gests.

Names have been changed

Join in a discussion about being
unequally yoked tomorrow morning when
Ms Farquharson appears on "Three's
Company Fridays" on Spirit Gospel: Splash
92.5 FM from 7am to 9am.


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Freeport, GRAND
SBAHAMA: WITH the strategic
plan to restore order to the
Bahamas through reformation
education combined with conflict
and crime resolution, organizers
of this year's Kingdom
Conference for National
; transformation, which began
: Monday, May 26 and ends Friday
May 30, plan to equip attendees
with the keys to impact all areas
,of society.
' ."We're ready to shock the
nation," said Dr Kelafo Collie,
who is co-hosting the event, held
at the Grand Bahama Taxi Union
Building, with Prophet Jayson
Strachin. "Our vision is to estab-
ish a global network of ministers
for the sharing of resources,
accountability and transformation
of nations with kingdom princi-

: Our mission.' she noted fiar-
Sther,.is.tocreate a network of
ministries, ministers and
resources for traiinng, equipping,
developing and releasing into all
areas of society to impact them
with kingdom culture, mentality
-and laws
"Finally, it is our strategic plan
to tackle kingdom influence,
impact and power so that we can
restore order to our nation
through reformation education
plus conflict and crime resolu-
tion," she said.
The conference continues
through Friday at the Grand
Bahama Taxi Union Building,
Old Airport Road. starting at
7:30pm nightly.
Featured speakers include
Apostle Johnathan McHattan,
Apostle Allen Abury. Prophetess
Carolita Cooper, Prophet David
Samaroo, Pastor Carolyn Cooper
and Bishop Sidney Collie.
Organisers include the Global
Kingdom Network in conjunction
with Healing and Deliverance
Ministries.






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The Tribune


RELIGION


Thursday, May 29, 2008 PG 27


Ride the Wave


LOIS Dundon of Hayden, Idaho, works on the finishing touches of a quilt Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at Faith Presbyterian/St.
Mark's Lutheran church in Hayden. The quilts are being made for babies and young children and will go to Mary House, a home
in Coeur d'Alene for expectant women who are living alone or homeless.



Is your local church Theory 'X' or Theory 'Y'?


FROM page 23

Almost nothing motivates serious-
minded people more than delegation.
It makes them feel trusted, respected
and indispensable. A Theory 'Y' pastor
or church leader will delegate in areas
where he /she acknowledges that
he/she does not have strong skills and
abilities.

4. COMMUNICATION In order for
your communication to motivate work-
ers in your church, it must be credible,
sincere and honest. Hoarding informa-
tion, releasing only selective informa-
tion to intelligent people, and relying
on one's personal 'public relations
skills' to distract and deceive people
are potent ways to quickly de-motivate
even the most loyal among volunteers.
The latter actions are practiced by


Theory 'X' church leaders and pastors.

5. RECOGNITION Recognition is a
potent reward because it stimulates and
enhances an internal motivator a
worker's self esteem. It builds strong
loyalty, and loyalty is something every
organisation craves.

6. FINANCIAL INCENTIVES Some
incentives are needed to show you care
about, respect and appreciate your
workers. These, as well as the recogni-
tion programmes mentioned above,
will create costs. People know they are
volunteers and do not expect to be
paid, but they do expect incentives and
perks. Being cheap, stingy or selfish
will reveal an ungrateful spirit in the
church's environment, and volunteers
will fall away like flies.


So I close by once again putting this
all important question to you for a final
time is your local church's culture pre-
dominantly Theory 'X' or predomi-
nantly Theory 'Y'?

Acknowledgment: Douglas
McGregor, The Human Side of
Enterprise (New York): McGraw Hill
Book Company, (1960), pp 33-43 and
45-57.

SAlbert S Ferguson, BSc, hons, MBA,
PhD, JP is a minister of religion, a former
college lecturer in business subjects with
university teaching experience from
abroad, a former senior/executive-level
manager at BEC, an author, transforma-
tional leader and motivational speaker.
Address comments to e-mail: albertsfergu-
son@gmail.com or write to PO Box EE-
16333, Nassau, Bahamas.


IN an effort to discover talented
singers across the Bahamas,
Kingdom Glory Records (KGR) is
launching a summer music competi-
tion, themed, "Ride the Wave 2008",
July 2 and July 16 !at the Rainforest
Theatre, finishing with a grand finale
on August 3.
Kingdom Glory Records Label, of
the Mount Tabor Full Gospel Baptist
Church praise and worship team,
recently released, "Bishop Neil Ellis
presents: Mount Tabor's Praise and
Worship Ministry," in both cd and
dvd format.
"We would now like to reach out
and touch praise and worship teams
all across our Bahamaland so that
they too can go where they have
never been before musically,"
Nehemiah Hield, managing director,
KGR, said.
Praise and worship teams from
across the Bahamas are invited to
come together and compete for the
grand prize of a contract to record a
single produced and released by
KGR, in addition to cash prizes.
The competition will feature two
elimination rounds. The first 20
teams to sign up will take part in
round one. To demonstrate their
singing talent, creativity and perform-
ance skills, participating teams will be
required to sing a feature song from
the Mount Tabor praise and worship
project, "Wave of Glory", in addition
to a selection of their choice from the
cd.
Teams will be judged on the fol-
lowing areas: tone, technique, dic-
tion, phrasing, interpretation, musi-
cal effect, intensity and projection,
ministerial effect, level of difficulty
and stage presentation.
Nadine Moss, praise and worship
director, said that in the Bahamas
there are many gifted gospel singers,
but they remain relatively unknown
to the wider public. "KGR desires to
bring Bahamian singers and musi-
cians from within the borders of their
churches to the forefront. I believe
that there are a whole lot of skilled
singers who we do not know."
Encouraging such persons to
believe in themselves and their gifts,
Mrs Moss said, "Teams who know
they are ready, who believe that they
have an encouraging song to share
with the world or a particular song
that has been a blessing to their
churches are encouraged to apply."

Applications for registration are
available at Kingdom Glory Records Ltd
and at the Word Bookstore, located on
the southern side of Mount Tabor
Baptist Church in Pinewood Gardens.
The deadline for applications is June 9.








PG 28 Thursday, May 29, 2008


RELIGION


The Tribune


)> THE 2008 Caribbean Christian
Dance Network (CCDN), host-
ed by Pastor Henry and Dr Ann
Higgins, is set to be held June 2 -
8 at Breezes SuperClubs, under the
theme, 'Dance Children Dance'.
"We are reaching out through dance
to the children this year," Dr Higgins
told Tribune Religion. "We are reaching
out to those who want to have an
encounter with God, and to those who
want to reach the lost through the dif-
ferent forms of the arts through worship.
"Here in the beautiful islands of the
Bahamas. we will learn from others
through workshops, worship in the
streets, prayer on the beach, and relax in
the beautiful Breezes hotel on the Cable
Beach strip," she said.
Dancers are expected to come from
around the world to join the dance
encounter network and to learn more
about evangelism through dance.
On Friday, June 6 the Labour Day
holiday conference goers will partici-
pate in one of the parades dancing in
the streets and carrying flags proudly,
as they celebrate through the commu-
nities of Nassau.
Also as part of the conference, work
shops will be held during the day, start-
ing with prayer on the beach at 7am.


MEMBERS OF the
Creative Folklore Arts
Company (CFAC)
practice for the
upcoming Caribbean
Christian Network
Dance Conference.
CFAC has also been
invited by the Chinese
Ministry of Culture to
perform at the 2008
Olympic Festivals
during the 2008
Olympic Games,
scheduled to be held
in Beijing, China later
this summer. The
team is led by Pastor
Henry and Dr Ann
Higgins.



DANCERS from
around the world
are expected to
participate in the
2008 Caribbean
Christian Dance
Network, scheduled
to be held June 2 8
at SuperClubs
Breezes.


Evening sessions, which are also open
to the public free of charge, will be held
each night starting at 8pm.
All dancers are invited to celebrate
with CCDN, and to bring their dance
garments, flags and banners.
"Join us for an exciting time and
bring your gift to share with others," Dr
Higgins said.

For more information check out -
www.cc-dn.org or e-mail Dr Higgins at
drannhiggins@yahoo.com