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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
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Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: June 2, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
ANOTHER brutal stabbing
left a teenage boy dead over the
weekend, the latest victim in a
horrifying spate of knife crime.
The boy, aged 14, was
stabbed multiple times about
the body during a dispute in the
parking lot of Solomon's Ware-
house, Old Trail Road.
The stabbing occurred on


Saturday around 10pm as a
result of a dispute between sev-
eral young men, according to
police.
After receiving a call, officers
discovered the boy in the park-
ing lot, bleeding from his
wounds. He was taken to hos-
pital, where he was pronounced
dead, according to Chief Supt
Glenn Miller, officer in charge
SEE page 10


Adderley murder: police have
no suspects in custody so far


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
POLICE have "talked to a
number of persons" regarding
the murder of Wellington
Adderley, but there are no sus-
pects in custody so far as a
result of these inquiries, The


Tribune has confirmed.
Chief Supt Glenn Miller, offi-
cer in charge of the Central
Detective Unit, said yesterday
-that police are not yet at the
point where they can charge
someone for Mr Adderley's
death.
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1 Swift justice to 'Ninety' in US
prompts criticism of delays here
* By BRENT DEAN New Covenant:
Tribune Staff Reporter B a p t i s ti
bdean@tribunemedia.net Church, yes-
terday in a,
IN the wake of the swift jus- press release.
tice meted out to drug lord ": Elected
Samuel'Ninety'Knowles in the lawmakers
US, Bishop Simeon Hall has 'Ninety' along with -(
blasted the entire Bahamian Knowles lawyers, magis-
legal system, asking if the chiion- rates and jus-
ic problems and delays here are ties, all need
not based on "the presence of a to do more to rescue the coun-
self-serving colonial mindset", try from the quagmire i which
rather than a lack of resources. the country's judiciary has_/',"
"Any comparison of the judi- sunk," he added,
cial systems of America and the Criticism of the Bahamian
Bahamas would be unfair, but legal process comes after Mr
the recent 'swift justice' with Knowles was tried twice in the
which Mr Samuel Knowles was US on drug smuggling charges
extradited, tried and sentenced, in less than a year. He was con-
should be fodder for those who victed in the second case, and
sit at the exalted positions of sentenced to 35 years in prison.
our judiciary," said Bishop Hall SEE page 11
(pictured top right), pastor at S a 1

Bahamian man faces drug

charges in North Carolina.
* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@fribunemedia.net
A 20-year-old Bahamian man has been charged with various
drug-related offences in Raleigh, North Carolina, after police dis-
covered marijuana, crack cocaine, two handguns and $44,555 in cash
in a safe in his home.
Jeremy Arsenio Colebrooke, also known as Jeremy Arsenio
Smith, allegedly told police that he had not had a job for several
years and "hustles" cocaine to provide for himself and his family,
according to the News and Observer newspaper.
SEE page 11

Shoppers told: Don't expect
lower prices after tax cuts


SBy BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
BAHAMIANS should not
expect a reduction in retail
prices as a result of tax cuts
announced in the budget last
week, former Minister of State
for Finance James Smith said
yesterday.
Mr Smith (pictured), refer-
ring to the elimination of the
two per cent stamp tax on food
items, said it is more likely that


business
owners will
"keep" the
savings as a
part of their
profits,
rather than
consumers
realising the
savings. He made this obser-
vation while a guest on Jones
and Company on Love 97
radio.
SEE page 11


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Hurricane season opens


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
S THE Atlantic Hurricane sea-
son opened yesterday and chief
meteorogolist Basil Dean says
various indicators are at present
favouring the development of
tropical cyclones.
Meanwhile, despite the early
months of the season being tra-
ditionally quiet, one storm
jumped the gun on Saturday
when it formed off the coast of
Belize.
Arthur has maximum sus-
tained winds of around 40mph
and is forecast to dump around
10 to 15 inches of rain over that


Bahamians told

to prepare now


country.
Mr Dean said The Bahamas
should Aot see any impact from
that system, but now is the time
for any late seasonal prepara-
tions to be made.
"Preparedness is key, we
should be prepared at all times,
not just when it is upon us," he
said.
"Go ahead and do it now.
Make sure your shutters are in
good working condition and if


you have no shutters make sure
you have an adequate supply of
plywood to secure windows. We
need to do the little simple things
to keep ourselves safe," he
added.
According to the weather
expert, the fact that we are in a
neutral to weak La Nina phase
and there is weak vertical winds-
hear means greater than normal
likelihood that hurricanes will
develop over the coming months.


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The National Hurricane Cen-
tre in Miami has forecast an
"active" 2008 hurricane season,
which ends on November 30.
Early predictions
The centre last week predicted
the formation of between six and
12 tropical storms strong enough
to be named, with between six
and nine turning into hurricanes.
Of these, five could be
"major" category three or
above, it said.
Meanwhile, top hurricane
forecasters, Colorado State Uni-
versity's Department of Atmos-
pheric Science hurricane research
team, issued a slightly different
outlook in April.
Colorado's Professor William
Gray said there will be 15 named
storms, with eight expected to
reach hurricane intensity, and


four of those' being category
three or above.
With an average season bring-
ing 11 named storms, including
six hurricanes for which two
reach major status, this season is
expected to be above normal in
terms of intense weather activity.
Mr Dean stands by Prof
Gray's assessment, but added
that people should not be blind-
ed by science.
"I don't like to focus on the
numbers too much because at
the end of the day it's all about
being prepared for the one that's
going to affect you."
Some of the names that would
be used for tropical storms this
year include Arthur, Bertha,
Cristobal, Gustav, Ike, Laura,
Nana, Paloma, Rene, Teddy and
Vicky.
YesVterday Commander
Stephen Russell, tfit-flewinterim
director of the National Emer-


agency Management Association
(NEMA), said he has been going
around various islands to assess
their readiness to face a hurri-
cane.
"We want to go into islands
and meet players and see what
resources are in the island so we
know in the event of something
happening what they have and
what they need," he said, adding:
"I'm satisfied with those islands
I've seen."
He visited Abaco, Eleuthera
and Grand Bahama this week,
and intends to head to all of the
Family Islands over the coming
weeks.
John Nixon, director of safety
and security at the Ministry of
Tourism, said he is assured of
NEMA's capacity to handle a
major storm.
"Commander Russell has the
best team int he country to work
with. We are ready." he said.


COCONUT palm tress are buffeted by the strong winds of tropical storm Alma in the town of Poneloya
where the storm made land fall on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, Thursday May 29, 2008. Tropical
Storm Alma, the first such storm of the eastern Pacific season, took forecasters and many in Central
America by surprise, forcing evacuations and flooding low-lying areas along the region's coastline.
Resario West Condominiums Under Construction
NEW CONDOS FOR SALE Search for
missing man at

sea suspended
N By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom 3 storey Townhouses. Gated property includes pool, THE week-long search for a
appliances, large bedrooms private baths, hurricane impact windows, disappeared from his boat while
at sea off Grand Bahama has
From $229,000 with ony $5,000 reservation deposit required been suspended.
READY FOR OCCUPANCY JULY, 2008 Peer Steenburg's disappear-
PH. 325-1325 No Agents Please ance from the 36-foot Holo Ki
Ki is thought to have resulted
from an effort to untangle a
fishing line found wrapped
around the propeller, though
Authorities admit they may nev-
er know exactly what happened.
The Holo Ki Ki was spotted
by a local boater last Sunday
morning around 20 miles north
c tof West End. He asked per-
mission to board the vessel after
suspecting it was unmanned.
Onboard, nothing appeared
to be disturbed and Mr Steen-
burg's passport was still inside.
Later authorities discovered
the fishing line, which con-.
S. tribute to the possibility that



i Holo Ki Ki to transport the sail-
12716. 12.1970 ing vessel from Fort Laud-
S__ ___erdale, Florida, to the Nether-
lands.
20 ^ ^His disappearance prompted
Sa search-and-rescue operation
electricity bill is mad which covered 628 square miles
and involved the Bahamas Air-
7 Up1the basic ilte, which IS Sea Rescue Association, the US
10.1872. CO tant and has not Coast Guard and several dif-
ferent helicopter crews.
e 0c7iO br I 203, t was while searching for Mr
fill herdlh Steenburg in Bahamitan waters
last week that rescuers discov-
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peoleumnin t inleTional with four bodies nearby which
and i c al c late had been attacked by sharks.
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Police find

Mll machine

gun and live

ammo rounds
POLICE have taken anoth-
er high-powered weapon off the
streets with the discovery of a
M11 machine gun over the
weekend.
Around 10.05pm on Saturday
night the weapon was recovered
by officers of the Echo Unit in
the Nassau Village area.
The gun was found along
with 14 live rounds of ammuni-
tion.
A 17-year-old boy has been
taken into custody for ques-
tioning in relation to this inci-
dent.

Haiti's tourism

dreams are

deferred by

street violence
MILOT, Haiti
The tour guides were waiting
with bony, undersized horses to
carry travellers to Haiti's historic
Citadelle Laferriere, one of the
most impressive mountaintop
fortresses in the world, according
to the Associated Press.
The tourism minister was wait-
ing, bound proposals in hand, for
an international donors confer-
ence to secure money to turn the
impoverished country into the
Caribbean's next vacation
hotspot.
Then violent street protests in
April over soaring food costs
killed at least seven and injured
hundreds. Travel warnings grew
more dire.
"Whatever happens in Port-au-
Prince has an immediate impact
on the image of Haiti as a vaca-
tion destination," said former
Tourism Minister Patrick Dela-
tour, who lost his job when the
Senate fired Prime Minister
Jacques Edouard Alexis over the
food riots.
It may seem like an odd dream
in a place where Royal Caribbean
cruise ships dock at a locked and
guarded beach compound, and
kidiia5 pl~~'fP fO*r eigners run
rampmAst..mt ta9y Haitians see
tour lhs th C'ifntry's'Way out
of crisis.. Other than ie'500,000
cruise passengers who visit the
Royal Caribbean peninsula -
billed until recently as "Labadee,
Hispaniola" few venture into
Haiti, even from the Dominican
Republic next door.
Meanwhile its Spanish-speak-
ing neighbor brings in more than
$3.5 billion in revenues and mil-
lions of visitors.to sprawling
resorts and designer golf cours-
es, according to the U.N. World
Tourism Organization.
Jamaica claims $2 billion from
S tourism each year despite high
crime rates. Cuba pulls in similar
tourist revenue, even with a U.S.
embargo. But Haiti's meager
tourism industry earned less than
5 percent of that in 2005, accord-
ing to the most recent available
U.N. data. Delatour and others
believe the key is keeping peo-
ple away from the rancor of the
capital and bringing them to the
relatively tranquil countryside.
"Port-au-Prince is hell," said
mango exporter Jean NM. Bureau.
touting the well-preserved forts
and one of the Caribbean's
largest caves along the pristine
southern coastline near the city
of Les Cayes. "Haiti is outside of
Port-au-Prince, and I love it ...
there are still places to be discov-
ered."
It wasn't always this bleak.
Tourism was a pillar of the Hait-
ian economy under the oppres-
sive but stable dictatorships of
Francois and Jean-Claude Duva-
lier, with hundreds of thousands
drawn each year to its tropical
vistas and voodoo rhythms.
Then came the 1980s, the
AIDS epidemic and political
upheaval. Pristine beaches emp-
tied. Historic hotels once fre-
quented by Mick Jagger and Jack-
ie Onassis fell into disrepair.
Chaos continued periodically
up to President Jean-Bertrand
Aristide's ouster in a bloody 2004
rebellion. More than 140 Ameri-
can citizens have been kidnapped
since 2005, the U.S. embassy says,
though most are not tourists. The
country has averaged one abduc-
tion a day so far this year, includ-
ing a Canadian intern seized out-
side her home this month.


But just before the April food
riots, it looked as if Haiti could be
on the verge of a tourism come-
back. With a 9,000-member U.N.
peacekeeping force patrolling the
country, the Organization of
American States rolled out
$233,000 last year to train hotel,
restaurant and tour-company
workers.




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MAN MAKES GOOD ON PROMISE TO PAY FOR CLERKS' VACATION



American cashiers to holiday in


Bahamas

* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
TWO American gas station cashiers
will soon be celebrating in The Bahamas
after a man who bought a $180 million
winning lottery ticket from their Min-
nesota place of work is paying for them
to go on vacation.
Paul Rosenau collected about $60 mil-
lion after taxes were paid on his Power-
ball win, the largest in Minnesota lot-


TWENTY-FIVE delegates
from 11 Canbbean countries took
part in The Common\wealth
Training Programme on Public
Policy and Management in Nas-
sau last week
The five-da\ series was hosted
by the Department of Publc Ser-
vice and The Commonwealth
Secretariat at the Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort on Cable Beach
Participants received first-hand
information on public policy from
former Jamaican National Secu-
rity Minister Dr Peter Philhps.
Speaking to The Tribune on
Friday, Ophelia Cooper, director
of training at the Department of
Public Service, said: "The con-
cepts of policy-making manage-
ment procedures were expounded
in a very prolific way.
"Our delegates got food for
thought," she said, adding that
they are now "fully aware" of the.
processes that are involved in
public policy-making and man-
agement.
Delegates discussed current
issues in public policy, ethics of
good governance, and the con-
straints of the Caribbean Single


lottery winner

nent at the HyVee Gas "I'm still like 'This can't be real!' I'm
ribault, Minnesota, last just floored!" she said.
Mr Rosenau and his wife intend to
17, said: "I'm really excit- use much of the funds fighting Krabbe's
ve never been on an air- disease, which claimed their two-year-
old grand-daughter.
ly been stuck in the UnitT They are trying to set up a foundation
in such a way that it can finance many
:anada a couple of times, good works for a century or more.
nas. That's really cool, I "What we're hoping to do is to never
spend the principal, but to take the inter-
58, was having trouble est and we're hoping that we can do this
ad around the surprise, for generations," said Mr Rosenau.


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charitable foundation, he is making good
on his promise to the two cashiers who
were on duty when he bought the ticket.
"I says 'Yeah, that'd be pretty neat to
win it,' and she says 'I hope you win it,'
and I says 'Well, I'll tell you what, if I win
it, I'll take you to The Bahamas'," CBS
news reported Mr Rosenau recalling.
The two clerks, Juliana Steicha and
Joyce Krall, will have all expenses paid
trips to The Bahamas and their families
are coming, too. He surprised them with


Market Economy on pohc. devel-
opment.
Sit of the 25 participants were
Bahamian The others repre-
sented Barbados. Belize, Bermu-
da. British Virgin Islands. Cay-
man Islands, Dominica. Jamaica,
St Lucia, St Vincent and the
Grenadines, and Trinidad and
Tobago. respect\ el
Urging the Caribbean repre-
sentatives to take steps toward
modernismg their country's police
force. Dr Phillips, facilitator of
training, said this is necessary to
curb the escalated crime wave in
the region.
"It's a costly venture, butall of.
our states are going to have to
accept that this is a high priority
area, and we need to ensure that
adequate budgetary supports are
in place to modernise our securi-
ty forces.
"The threat is a real one, it is
region-wide. This means that the
Caribbean states have to provide
security in this new environment."
The murder toll in his home
town in Jamaica is now close to a
staggering 700 mark since the
start of 2008. The Bahamas stands


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week.
Ms Steicha, '
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plane.
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but The Bahar
love beaches."
Joyce Krall,
getting her he


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Dr Phillips explained that the
movement of "illegal" nationals
has been the catalyst of crime
escalation in recent years.
"States like the Bahamas and
Jamaica are very much on the
front lines when there is deterio-
ration of the political and social
situation in Haiti; the instability
there is felt in our countries.
"Haiti is presently facing gov-
ernance issues. Last month, Hait-
ian lawmakers fired its prime
minister Jacques-Edouard Alexis


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Tourism in Turks and Caicos thriving


"I thought the Bahamas had the most beau-
tiful beaches in the world until I saw the Turks
and Caicos!"
This was the opinion of a Bahamian recent-
ly returned from a visit to the Turks. He reports
that those islands are doing a thriving business
in the high end five star hotel tourist mar-
ket. Planes fly to and from the islands full, aid
the one direct flight from the UK on Sundays
via Nassau brings European visitors who spend
a week in the islands, returning on the direct
flight the following Sunday. We are told that this
flight is always full.
The islands have good airlift three flights
daily by American from Miami and one daily
from New York; a weekly flight by Spirit from
Fort Lauderdale; direct flights from Atlanta
and Charlotte, ard three times weekly by
Bahamasair and SkyKing between Nassau and
Grand Turk and Providenciales with SkyKing
also servicing the various Turks and Caicos
islands.
Obviously the Turks appreciates that times
have changed and that with a strong euro and a
weak dollar, there is now an incentive for Euro-
peans to vacation in our islands. We frequently
saw Turks and Caicos resorts being advertised
in London when we were there last month, but
nothing of the Bahamas, except once when its
name appeared on a Sandals' advertisement as
-on of its resort locations. .'
While one PLP MP's mind is focused on
who in government is playing the "sweetheart-
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are complaining that policies proposed by Prime
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Misick is focused on one thing keeping his
resorts filled to capacity with guests.
Mr Misick, who wears many hats -minister
of Civil Aviation, Commerce and Development,
Planning, District Administration, Broadcasting
Commission, Tourist Board, Turks and Caicos
Investment,Agency and Tourism is con-
stantly on the move opening up new avenues to
expand his islands' tourist industry.
From all reports he has been highly success-
ful. In 2006 Perry Christie, then prime minister,
and Hubert Ingraham, then Opposition leader,
attended Mr Misick's wedding. The reception
was held at one of the island's newest hotels,
Amanyara on Providenciales, an Aman resort.
Apparently they were both highly impressed
with the dramatic beauty of the resort. We were
told that Mr Christie on his return was deter-
mined to interest the Aman group in establish-
ing a resort in the Bahamas.
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before being voted from office in 2002, Mr
Ingraham had already signed heads of agree-
ment for a $5.00 million Aman resort for Nor-
man's Cay, Exuma. All Mr Christie had to do
was to finalise the plans. If his government had
been paying attention to the people's business
instead of concentrating on its own party politics
an Aman resort would have been a going con-
cern in the Bahamas by now. However, Aman
moved on to the Turks where it is filling its
rooms to capacity in Providenciales.
Turks also has the Parrot Cay resort, report-
ed to be one of the top hotels in the Caribbean,
and, of course, the famous Mandarin Oriental
chain, the Green Briars group, and the newest
to be opened, the Nikki Beach resorts, among
others. Per capital it would be a fair guess that
the Turks and Caicos tourist industry is far
ahead of the Bahamas. The one observation is
that as it grows, instead of concentrating solely
on high end clients it should encourage more of
a mix of guests with less expensive hotels to
accommodate them.
Another observation made by the return-
ing Bahamian was that the island has "nice dou-
ble lane roads, no traffic jams, gorgeous beach-
es" and most important of all no crime.
As far as the work force is concerned gov-
ernment allows the importation of foreign
labour. "Belongers," as the native Turks and
Caic6s islanders are known, refuse to take the
general hotel jobs. They want to be managers
and directors, posts for which they are not qual-
Sified, and so they move into banking and other
businesses. Apparently, they have no difficulty
with outsiders being imported to fill the posts
that they spurn. The Turks have a population of
about 40,000 residents of which 12-13,000 are
"belongers" and the remainder are expatriates.
These foreign workers represent 20 different
nationalities. Among them are Malays, Singa-
poreans, Filipinos, Chinese, Indian, Israeli,
South African, Russian, Jamaican, Haitian, and,
yes, even Bahamian.
"It's a wonderful mixture, and they all work
well together," we were told. "They come with
a good work ethic, they don't understand these
eight-hour shifts, they believe they are there to
do a job, and they will do whatever there is to
do, no matter how long it takes and no matter
what the job is. Government has no problems
with them, nor do the belongers."
This is all contrary to the Bahamas and its
attitudes towards foreigners. No wonder this
country has slipped from its top position in the
tourist market, and unless our politicians get
back to business and stop their petty nonsense,
we soon will be pushed out of what was once a
business that the Bahamas did best.


Police officer




deserves some


reco

EDITOR, The Tribune.
Please publish this open letter
to:
Acting Commission of Police
Mr Reginald Ferguson
Nassau, Bahamas. sion t
Dear Sir: did s
and t
Re: New Jersey tourist shot in weeks
Cable Beach know
even
Greetings to you, in the name The
of Jesus Christ our Lord. that t
I feel led to write to you with mer P
regard to the subject incident the oi
and the way it was generally menti
handled. Whenever there is a Jersey
crime committed whether by a as Insl
civilian and especially by a or dot
police officer, the public is mal im
promptly informed in addition well d(
to a big picture of the person media
on the front page of the local what 1
newspapers along with the vincec
Commissioner of Police'and hi office]
officers assuring the public that been 1
the person or persons will be sumn
dealt with to the full extent of course
the law. dure)
It is beyond my comprehen- ing tc


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hat one of your officers
ich a commendable act,
o date more than two
later the public still does
who this office is, not
his name.
e only inkling we have is
his officer is on the for-
rime Minister's detail and
nly time his name was
oned was when the New
Officers referred to him
pector Johnson. Does he
es he not deserve a for-
lere 'thank you' for a job
one, and not to mention a
I of commendation for
he did. I am almost con-
1 that if it was some other
rs their action would have
to get on the phone and
ion an ambulance (of
Smay be normal proce-
which would have accord-
o reports that I-heard


ion

resulted in too much loss of
blood and the officer would
have died. I sincerely hope that
the callous way in which this
incident. was handled was not
politically motivated because
such an act goes beyond politi-
cal boundaries.
I do hope that some recogni-
tion will still be given this offi-
cer- if you don't think this act
deserves a medal of commen-
dation the least courtesy that
can be afforded him is to pub-
lish his photo in the local news
media so that citizens like
myself would be in a position
to thank him personally on
behalf of the local police. Also I
am forwarding a copy of this
letter to the Hon Perry Christie
with a suggestion that he too
can in his own way say "thank
you" to this officer if only by a
slot in the slides in the ZNS TV
announcement's page.
Thank you for taking the time
to hear my thoughts.
JOYCELYN.MacDONALD
Nassau,
May 23, 2008.


Putting the 35th anniversary of

Bahamasair in true perspective
DITOR, The Tribune. ways, wrote to government sisters of Finance and of Tourism
I WANT to pre-empt all the insisting that they rescind the seem to have granted a very
euphoria and superlatives and licence issued to Mr Bannister liberal approval to 30 days of
'est little airline because it is but then Minister of Transport, celebrations for the airline when
'ery important we remember Dame Doris Johnson and the it obviously is losing money
ind as time passes we conve- government refused. In quick hand over fist and the bleeding
liently forget. succession after the govern- goes on.
Prior to 1973 a Hong Kong ment's refusal Bahamas Air- In my estimation the great-
iviation group, the Swires ways closed down and went into est and best decision in its 35
3roup, managed and operated liquidation. years of service (so-called) will
Very efficient airline called Since 1973 Bahamasair'has be to close it down. ,
Bahamas Airways. sucked and bled so profusely I do congrat the pilots for
The government of the day that the Bahamian 'tax payer their safe flying.
;ave a new licence to one and future generations of It is important for the public,
Everette Bannister to operated Bahamians will have to pay especially the younger people,
Scheduled air service to over $300 million of debt to understand the true story of
Europe which, as I understand incurred by the airline. A fur- Bahamasair airlines are not
t, was in total violation of the their $28 million for this com- the place for governments.


licences already issued to
Bahamas Airways.
Sir Kendal Isaacs, QC, as
legal counsel for Bahamas Air-


ing fiscal year was announced
yesterday.
I find it incredible that the
Board of Directors the Min-


G STRACHAN
Nassau,
May 29, 2008.


I see this 'eyesore' as a potential gold mine


EDITOR, The Tribune.
PLEASE allow we an oppor-
tunity to express an idea that I
am extremely confident will
help to generate worldwide
interest and potential revenue
for our beautiful Bahamaland. I
am'not aware of any plans that
the Government has for the old
Customs building at Arawak
Cay, but I see this "eyesore" as
a potential gold mine. My
thoughts for this area is to con-


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DPM to discuss crime,


security and gas prices


with OAS member states


* By Lindsay Thompson
Bahamas Information
Services
DEPUTY Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent
Symonette will address the 38th
Regular Session of the Organisa-
tion of American States (OAS)
to be held June 1-4 in Medellin,
Colombia, under the theme
"Youth and Democratic Values".
Mr Symonette will discuss with
delegates from the OAS's 34
member states issues of concern
for Small Island Developing
States (SIDS), including security,
migration, trans-national organ-
ised crime, natural disasters, illegal
trafficking in small arms and light
weapons, alternative energy and
petroleum costs.
Mr Symonette will be accom-
panied by C A Smith, ambassador
to Washington and permanent
representative to the OAS, Joshua
Sears, ambassador-at-large, Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs; Chet Ney-
mour, counsellor (Economic and
Commerce), permanent mission
to the OAS; and John Darville,
CARICOM youth ambassador,
Ministry of Youth.
The summit will also commem-
orate the 60th anniversary of the
OAS Charter, which was signed in
Bogota, Colombia, in 1948.
Mr Symonette will engage in
discussions concerning the private
sector, which "plays a key role in
creating jobs and prosperity" in
member states, said the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs. "The OAS
affords The Bahamas the oppor-
tunity to engage all the countries
of the Americas and its key part-
ner, the Inter-American Devel-
opment Bank, in the process of
overall economic advancement,"
the ministry said.
The Ministers of Foreign
Affairs of the Caribbean Com-
munity (CARICOM) will discuss
the food crisis in Haiti. CARI-
COM donated about $10 million
to assist Haiti in this regard.
The OAS led a mission to Haiti
on February 1'417 and ~dnpiled a
t eport'on the situation there. The
document, coupled with the
return of "normal governance" to
Haiti, will be discussed at the


1.0im


Colombia summit, the ministry
said.
"The QAS plays a critical role
in Haiti in terms of capacity build-
ing and strengthening the democ-
ratic process," the ministry said.
"The Bahamas is a member of the
group of friends for Haiti and we
made contributions to the OAS
office in Haiti over the many years
to ensuring that stability and good
governance is maintained."
The Bahamas has made "a spe-
cial request" to the head of the
Inter-American Institute for Co-
operation on Agriculture (IICA)
to discuss the issue of food secu-
rity in the Americas, the ministry
said. This is in keeping with talks
held in The Bahamas in March
during the Council for Trade and
Economic Development (COT-
ED) meeting of CARICOM trade


ministers. A "traditional meeting"
will be held between CARICOM
foreign ministers and the OAS
Secretary general Jose Miguel
Insulza, with a view to the OAS
"focusing more" on economic
development, the ministry said.
"The OAS is regarded as a
political organisation and CARI-
COM as a group of states is
always pushing this issue of eco-
nomic development," the ministry
said.
"We will also be discussing
Haiti, OAS budget, hemispheric
concerns, crime and violence, and
climate change."
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are the issues of good governance
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house system, deputy general
manager Don Major said.
"We don't want the govern-
ment to be in that business," he
said in a weekend interview.
"That ought to be the farmers'
business.
"Whatever the private sector
can do, they ought to do. We
are here to capacitate them and
to empower them. That's our
thrust."
Thus, BAIC has moved to
encourage the business side of
farming.
"One of the problems we are
going to address very seriously is
the attitude of farmers that they
plant and pick, and we buy and
market. For them their work
stops with the picking.
"We are saying that's not
farming as a business. You are
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cept."
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ters from where they can oper-
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"We have been working with
farmers to empower them," said
Mr Major. "We are helping
them develop their business
plan, showing them good prac-
tices proper management,
book-keeping, marketing, etc."
Greenhouse technology is
attracting the attention of young


BAIC general manager Benjamin Rahming (right), deputy general manager
Don Major (centre), and agricultural scientist Dr Leroy Santiago at a
recent farmers' empowerment workshop.


Bahamians. The agriculture pro-
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"Through greenhouse tech-
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PART 2




Dominica: poverty and potential


* By Sir Ronald Sanders

A few years ago,
O'Shaugh-
nessy, an Eng-
lish journalist, writing about the
Caribbean island of Dominica
said that it was the only territo-
ry that Christopher Columbus
would recognize today, so little
had it changed from when he
chanced upon it in 1493.
The island's physical appear-
ance remains the same because
of its under-development. Its
coast lines are not taken over
by hotels, and apartment build-
ings and much of its interior still
consists of pristine and beautiful
rainforests.
It is arguably one of the most
naturally lush and beautiful of
the Caribbean islands.
As I said in the first part of
this Commentary on Domini-
ca, it is a poor country in terms
of income per capital and its lev-
el of development.
For years, hurricanes have
roared through it destroying its
infrastructure and its agricul-
tural production. Last August,
Hurricane Deane destroyed
almost 20 per cent of the coun-
try's GDP with the agriculture
sector, one of the major sources
of foreign exchange earnings,
taking the brunt of the damage.
This caused the government
to apply for emergency assis-
tance of US$3.3 million from
the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) which was finally
approved in February this year.
And, while these funds would
help to maintain Dominica's
foreign reserves, it hardly dents
the country's needs for conces-
sionary financing to advance its
development.
The IMF itself estimated that
economic growth slowed to
around 1 per cent in 2007 from
a pre-hurricane forecast of 3 per
cent growth, while the loss in
export earnings in 2007 and
2008 is estimated at 4 per cent
of GDP.
Much of the hurricane dam-
age would have been done to
the banana industry which was
once vibrant and is now strug-
gling because of the loss of its
preferential access to the mar-
ket of the European Union
(EU).

Eco-tourism

But the country does have
some competitive advantages,
and encouragement to local and
foreign investors could help to
pull it out of the doldrums.
Its two advantages arise pre-
cisely from its underdevelop-
ment. First, it has huge
acreages of rain forest which
make for desirable eco-tourism,
and second, one needs only to
spit a seed in the ground and
something sprouts.
If the markets were assured
and the transportation links
existed, Dominica could satis-
fy a significant portion of the
needs of neighboring islands
such as Antigua, Barbados,
Martinique, Guadeloupe and
the US Virgin Islands for fruit
and vegetables.
In this particular period of a
significant rise in the cost of
food, and a growing shortage
of some commodities, the
Dominican government should
be leading an initiative with oth-
er Caribbean governments and
the private sector to explore the
most feasible ways of develop-
ing production capacity, con-
tracting buyers and transport-
ing produce even if through
the wet-leasing of refrigerated
ships.
Dominica also needs a com-
plete revamp of government
bureaucracy. The island is rated
17th in the chart of small island
developing countries that are
business friendly. Eight of its
partners in CARICOM are
ahead of it. In the world ratings
it is listed at 77th of 178 coun-
tries.
In eco-tourism, there is
already evidence of the attrac-
tiveness of the island for people
who want to commune with
nature, hike through forests,
and bathe in the therapeutic
waters of sulphur springs that
percolate in the rivers.
But, again transportation
remains a problem. The small
airport cannot accommodate
the large passenger airplanes
that now fly from Europe and
North America to the


Caribbean. But who will fly to
an island with less than 700
hotel rooms and an insufficient
number of taxis to cater even
for the cruise ships that call
there mostly in the winter
months?


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Dominica's rainforests also
offer a source of national
income as a repository for car-
bon.
The government might do
well in joining Guyana's Presi-
dent Bharat Jagdeo in his insis-
tent call for compensation to
countries that preserve their
rainforests that are so vital now
to all mankind including by pro-
viding a sink for sequestering


where they will go after their
training is unclear, but at least
they are not on the job market
in Dominica and they are being
trained .for employment even if,
in the end, not all of them will
remain in Dominica.

Neglect
Given the neglect by the
larger powers in the Hemi-
sphere, particularly the United
States, and the readiness by
international and multi-nation-
al organizations to treat pover-
ty and underdevelopment as
just numbers on a chart rather
'than the lives of real people,
one can understand the inclina-
tion of the Dominican govern-
ment to take help wherever it
can get it.
But short term help is not
enough.
A detailed programme of
development, actively marketed
to both private investors and
international financial institu-
tions, is vital if Dominica is to
rise out of poverty and fulfil its
potential.
Responses to: ronald-
sanders29@hotmail.com to:ronaldsanders29@hotmail.co
m>

(The writer is a business con-
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The identity of the victim, the latest schoolboy to lose his life on
the violent streets of New Providence, has not yet been released by
police. However, Mr Miller said police have a juvenile in custody
for questioning regarding this incident. The suspect is reportedly
around 16 years old.
The latest killing comes three weeks after Khodee Davis lost his
life during a stabbing incident on Paradise Island, near the entrance
of the RIU Resort. Davis was stabbed in the chest at the access to
Cabbage Beach.
The Davis killing followed three other schoolboy murders in
the Bahamas this year.
Jameel Wilchombe, 17, from C V Bethel School, was stabbed to
death during an altercation by the City Market Foodstore, East
Street South, near to his school, in February.
Rico Farrington, 17, of Milton Street, who was a 12th grader at
C C Sweeting, was stabbed during morning break as a result of a
row with two other male students. This also took place in February.
Deangelo Cargill, 19, a 12th grader from C R Walker, was the vic-
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which shocked the nation. He was sprayed with bullets reportedly
intended for another in January.
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FROM page one
The 51-year-old well-known HIV/AIDS activist, who was also
president of the National Network for Positive Living, which fights
for the rights of HIV and AIDS victims, was found dead in his
Delancey Street apartment in a pool of blood, having suffered
fatal knife wounds last Monday.
Police needed a locksmith to get into the apartment above the
AIDS Foundation, where he was an administrator, after concerned
neighbours reported they had not seen Mr Adderley over the
weekend.
Immediately, speculation linked Mr Adderley's killing to those
of Dr Thaddeus McDonald and designer Harl Taylor from last year.
Mr Adderley, who was gay, as were both Mr Taylor and Dr
McDonald, lived only a few hundred yards from where the two oth-
ers were found dead.
Mr Taylor was found with multiple stab wounds at his Mount-
batten House home and Dr McDonald was found at his nearby
Queen's Street home, having been bludgeoned to death with a
clothing iron.
Mr Miller did not wish to comment on speculation that there is
a link between the three killings.
The violent nature of the killings, and the fact that each occurred
inside the homes of the victims, indicates that the assailant or
assailants knew these men.
Police failure to track down the killer of Taylor and McDonald
has been attributed to the secretive nature of the gay community in
the Bahamas, and the fear among its members of being "outed" in
a homophobic society.
This community consists of prominent and powerful people in
politics, banking, the police force, the diplomatic corps, the legal fra-
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Bishop Hall

lashes out
FROM page one
Any criticism of the pace of
justice in the Bahamas, howev-
er, has to place a significant part
of the blame on the Office of
the Attorney General and
police. Police are responsible
for investigating crime and the
AG's office is responsible for
bringing matters before the
courts. The courts can only hear
what is brought before them.
Last year, the AG's Office
prosecuted only 31 criminal
cases in the Supreme Court,
when there were some 79 nmur-
ders alone, illustrating that the
rate at which prosecutions are
brought forward is far less than
the rate of crime.
Police .also reported a very
low 19 per cent detection rate
for violent crime in 2007. This
included an abysmal 11 per cent
detection rate for armed rob-
beries and a 31 per cent detec-
tion rate for rape.
"The slow pace with which
cases move through our courts
reflects poorly on those who
have sworn to deliver justice to
all," said Bishop Hall. "Indeed,
they seem to have forgotten
-that 'justice delayed is justice
denied'.
"Beneath the veneer of
national development is the
unwelcome reality that many
critical institutions throughout
the country are blatantly and
wantonly underdeveloped and
the judicial system is out front in
a class by itself," said Bishop
Hall later in his release.
"With more than one thou-
sand lawyers who make up the
legal fraternity, it just seems to
me that the problem of person-.
al greed should be easily tran-
scended by many more willing
to make the sacrifice and serve
their country and cause justice
to flow more freely," he said.


MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008, PAGE 11


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Shoppers told: Don't expect



lower prices after tax cuts


FROM page one

"Now what it does, though,
is it stops him from maybe car-
rying the price up another two
cents," he said.
Mr Smith, current chairman
of Colina Financial Advisors
Limited (CFAL), said these
cuts, however, represent the
government's acknowledgment
of the global slowdown, and
they send a message that the
government is acting to prevent
the economy from grinding to a
halt.
Along with the elimination
of stamp tax on 160 food items,
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham also announced other tax
cuts.
Some of these include exemp-
tion of personal computers,


printers 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; and the reduction
of import duties on energy-sav-
ing home appliances from 35
per cent to 15 per cent.
The Bahamas Mortgage Cor-
poration will also receive $75
million in funding from a three-
part bond issue. This is intended
to relaunch the government's
housing initiative.
Mr Smith said this is a good
sector to pump resources into
because it creates employment
among the skilled, the semi-
skilled and unskilled. I
"And it's a very robust sector
in the Bahamas because it's the


third largest economic sector
behind tourism and financial
services I think it represents
between 10 to 12 per cent of
our GDP," he said.
Under provisions of the bud-
get, applicants for homes will
also become eligible for the
exemption from Stamp Tax for
a wide range of purchases.
These include:
Applicants buying a lot
zoned for residential develop-
ment upon which the person
proposes to construct a primary
dwelling place
Applicants buying a newly-
constructed dwelling place
Applicants buying a
dwelling unfit for occupation
with the intention of occupying
the dwelling upon completion
of its renovation


Bahamian man faces drug


charges in North Carolina


FROM page one

Before his arrest on Thurs-
day Mr Colebrooke was already
wanted by police on charges of
possession with intent to sell
and distribute illegal drugs, flee-
ing to elude arrest, resisting
arrest and felony breaking and
entering, court records show.
Police caught up with him
after a tipster informed them
that Mr Colebrooke drove a
black Mercedes-Benz and was


staying with someone on Stew-
art Drive in Raleigh.
They found a black Mercedes
parked on the street and later
witnessed Mr Colebrooke leave
an apartment on Thursday
afternoon and get into a mini-
van owned by Excel Cab Co.
Police stopped the van and
arrested Colebrooke, court
records show.
He has now been charged
with one count each of posses-
sion with intent to sell and deliv-
er cocaine, possession with


intent to sell and deliver mari-
juana, maintaining a dwelling
for the sale of controlled sub-
stances, possession of a firearm
by a felon and three counts of
failure to appear in court.
He remains in Wake County
Jail in lieu of $166,000 bail. Fed-
eral immigration officials have
also placed a detainer on Cole-
brooke because he is suspect-
ed to be in the United States
illegally, a Wake County jail
spokesman said.


Or applicants buying an
existing dwelling to serve as
their primary residence.
Mr Smith said the tax cuts
announced by the government
also have an important social
function.
They aid in creating a public
consumer confidence, he said,
in the face of rising inflation,
which shows that the govern-
ment is concerned about the
economic environment its citi-
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PARIS
Legendary designer Yves Saint-
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elegant pantsuits that came to
define hoiWh'modern wormehi
dressed, died-Sunday evening, a.
longtime friend and associate
said, according to the Associated
Press. He was 71.
Pierre Berge said Saint Lau-
rent died at his Paris home fol-
lowing a-long illness.
A towering figure of 20th cen-
tury fashion, Saint Laurent was
widely considered the last of a
generation that included Christian
Dior and Coco Chanel and made
Paris the fashion capital of the
world, with the Rive Gauche, or
Left Bank, as its elegant head-
quarters.
In the fast-changing world of
haute couture, Saint Laurent was
hailed as the most influential and
enduring designer of his time.
From the first YSL tuxedo and
his trim pantsuits to see-through
blouses, safari jackets and glam-
orous gowns, Saint Laurent cre-
ated instant classics that remain
stylish decades later.
When the designer announced
his retirement in 2002 at age 65
and the closure of the Paris-based
haute couture house he had
founded 40 years earlier, it was
mourned in the fashion world as
the end of an era. His ready-to-
Swear label, Rive Gauche, which
was sold to Gucci in 1999, still
has boutiques around the world.
In October 2006, Saint Laurent
slipped and fell outside a Paris
restaurant during Fashion Week,
suffering slight scratches but
reminding fans of the perennially
fragile designer's advancing age.
Saint Laurent was born Aug.
1, 1936, in Oran, Algeria, where
his father worked as a shipping
executive. He first emerged as a
promising designer at the age of
17, winning first prize in a con-
test sponsored by the Interna-
tional Wool Secretariat for a
cocktail dress design.
A year later in 1954, he
enrolled at the Chambre Syndi-
cale school of haute couture, but
.student life lasted only three
months. He was introduced to
Christian Dior, then regarded as
the greatest creator of his day,
and Dior was so impressed with
Saint Laurent's talent that he
hired him on the spot.
When Dior died suddenly in
1957, Saint Laurent was named
head of the House of Dior at the
age of 21. The next year, his first
solo collection for Dior the
.."trapeze" line launched Saint
Laurent's stardom. The trapeze
dress with its narrow shoul-
ders and wide, swinging skirt -
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designer Yves Saint Laurent dies at 71
In 1960, Saint Laurent was career. Berge, the designer's long- haute couture fashion house
drafted into military service time business partner and former Berge. The pair later start(
an experience that shattered the romantic partner, was quoted as chain of Rive Gauche read3
delicate designer, who by the end saying that Saint Laurent was wear boutiques. Life Maga
-'of the year was'given a tnedical born with a nervous breakdown, hailed his first line under his
discharge for nervous depression. Saint Laurent returned to the label as "the best collection:
Bouts of depression marked his spotlight in 1962, opening his own suits since Chanel."
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stolen from outside Nassau homes, raced through pine barrens,
stripped of their parts and set on fire. Our photos show the ugly legacy of this
practice, along with careless dumping of garbage among our greenery.
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BTC is seeking to secure the services of a consultant or agency to analyze the opera-
tional and marketing performance and strategies of BTC with respect to its mobile
market segment. The agency or consultant is expected to provide a proposal that
will introduce a "dummy company by the name of Megacell into the marketplace
with the primary purpose of penetrating BTC's mobile customer base.
Megacell will develop a full marketing and product roll out strategy to be imple-
mented in a virtual environment. It should include the following:
* Launch plans and related collateral and activities
* Budgetary provisions for all marketing activities
SMarketing collateral geared to specific and ongoing promotions, specials, and
other differentiators
* Pricing of goods and services, including seasonal pricing
* Strategy for corporate sponsorship and corporate civic citizenship
* Wholesale and Retail Distribution strategy, including third party licensed retailers
and/or handset subsidies and pricing as may be applicable.
* Customer care strategies, including specific strategies for customer acquisition
and retention
* Strategies(both formal and informal) for managing and influencing the regulatory
environment and for competitor and market intelligence gathering
Interested parties may obtain further information, including eligibility to participate
as of May 26, 2008 from the BTC Marketing Department, Bay Street, Nassau, Baha-
mas.
Any queries should be directed to Eldri Ferguson, eferguson@btcbahamas.com ,
242-302-7540.
Please respond to this RFP by no later than July 8, 2008 addressed to:
Mr. Kirk Griffin
Executive Vice President
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited
P. O. Box N-3048
John F. Kennedy Drive
Nassau, Bahamas
Proposals will be opened 12 Noon, July 11, 2008, BTC Marketing Office, Bay Street.
BTC reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.


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ating things of beauty, artist Vic-
toria Same, winner of The Tribune's Fab-
ulous at Any Age beauty campaign Body
Beautiful category, receives her gifts.
Pictured from left are co-sponsors of the
campaign Kenya Mortimer-McKenzie,
owner, Baha-Retreat Anti-Aging Spa;
Victoria Same: Keisha Campbell, public
relations coordinator, John Bull, and
Jennie Armaly, manager, Rubins.


THE GIFT OF BEAUTY KEEPS
SGIVING. Winner of the Silver
M Fox category in The Tribune's
Fabulous at Any Age beauty campaign,
Sophie Cason receives her numerous
prizes during a recent visit to John Bull.
Pictured from left are co-sponsors of
the campaign Kenya Mortimer-McKen-
zie, owner, Baha-Retreat Anti-Aging
Spa; Sophie Cason; Keisha Campbell,
public relations coordinator, John Bull,
and Jennie,Armaly, manager. Rubins.


PACKED WITH GOODNESS AND
RICH IN VITAMINS. Ageless
a beauty winner Frances Young
Doyle receives her gifts for capturing
The Athlete category in The Tribune's
Fabulous at Any Age beauty campaign.
Pictured from left are co-sponsors of the
campaign Kenya Mortimer-McKenzie,
owner, Baha-Retreat Anti-Aging Spa:
Frances Young Doyle; Keisha Campbell,
public relations coordinator, John Bull,
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women over 50 whose inner
beauty, physical appearance
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heart keep them, not only at
the top of their game, but
looking fabulous while doing
it, The Tribune invited women
across'the Bahamas to enter
it's 'Fabulous at Any Age'
beauty campaign, jointly spon-
sored by John Bull, Rubins
and Baha-Retreat Anti-Aging
Spa.
There were three categories
to enter:
Body Beautiful: Perhaps
the most hotly contested, cate-
gory (we've got a lot of beauti-
ful, sexy women out there!)
the body beautiful crown was
captured by Victoria Same. A
stunningly beautiful woman in
top physical form, Victoria is
slim, trim and looks fantastic -
for any age.
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many Bahamian women tak-
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the bottle (the dye bottle that
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see a silver fox a woman who
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of her natural hair colour to
shine through. And Sophie
Cason does just this. Unfet-
tered by concerns over telltale
roots or whether the colour of
her hair labels her as a mature
woman, Ms Cason, as do all of
our winners, personifies what
our 'Fabulous at Any Age'
campaign is all about -
embracing life, and living and
looking their very best.


The Athlete: This was the
most interesting category. Liv-
ing in a culture that enjoys both
good food at every opportunity
and leisurely "activities", we
were looking for women who
have resisted the urge to slow
down and who have maintained
the active, energetic pace of an
individual 10, 20, even 30 years
younger. A petite powerhouse,
Frances Young Doyle keeps
her heart pumping, not only
with early morning swims, but
she is a diver, horseback riding
instructor, boat captain and
mechanic (whew!). Here's a
woman who definitely doesn't
have trouble keeping up with
anyone regardless of their age.
SPONSORS
Helping The Tribune make
this a fabulous experience for
each of our winners, John Bull,
providers of all things luxuri-
ous, fashionable and beautiful,
provided wonderful gift bas-
kets; Baha-Retreat Anti-Aging
Spa, a full service spa and salon
located on East Bay Street,
gifted each winner with a relax-
ing massage opportunity; and
Rubins, one of the country's
top clothing stores featuring
designers Liz Claiborne, Nine
West, Laundry, Maggy Lon-
don, Dockers, Levis and Unisa,
presented outfits for each of
the winners, as well as provid-
ed designs for them to wear
during a photo shoot.
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Everette James Dudley Sands
of Markham, 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.
Dudley was born in Nassau, Bahamas on August 30,1916, the oldest child of Everette
and Mamie (Kelly) Sands. He was educated at Queen's College, Nassau, and at the age
of twenty, entered business with Harold Saunders. This business, The Men's Shop,
subsequently became The Nassau Shop, a landmark store on Bay St. for many years.
Dudley and his family loved the sea and were avid sailors. His father built boats,
and he and his brother Everette won many races together. At 15 he was a charter
member of The Nassau Yacht Club.
Dudley's focus changed at age 39 when he made a new commitment, this time to
Jesus as his Saviour. The relationship he had was so real that in death he had great
peace. He knew he was not 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 Julie
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 relatives and friends. He was dearly loved, and will be greatly
missed by all.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 27, at 11:00 a.m. at the Dixon Garland
Funeral Home, 166 Main St. 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-6754
Nassau, Bahamas
For those wanting to know more about the hope and peace that Dudley had,
contact
www.flndingthehope.com


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Families reunited in quake zone



Officials deluged with offers from within China and overseas to adopt orphans


MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008, PAGE 17


By WILLIAM FOREMAN
CHENGDU, China
Most of the 8,000 children
found alone after China's dev-
astating earthquake have been
reunited with their parents, Chi-
nese officials said Friday,
according to the Associated
Press.
About 1,000 have not been
spoken for but the need to find
adoptive families is now far less
than earlier thought, said Ye
Lu, a senior official at the Civil
Affairs Department in hard-hit
Sichuan province.
Officials have been deluged
by offers from within China and
overseas to adopt orphans from
the May 12 quake but the need
was now far less than was earli-
er thought, said Ye Lu, a senior
official at the Civil Affairs
Department in devastated
Sichuan province.
"We are still getting thou-
sands of calls per week asking
about how to adopt, but we are
still hoping to find the parents
of these 1,000 kids," Ye said.
More than 18,000 people are
still listed as missing more than
two weeks after the quake,
which crumbled scores of towns
and left 5 million people home-
less scattered across hardest-hit
Sichuan province.
The government on'Friday
raised the confirmed death toll
to 68,858. Officials expect the
final tally to top 80,000.
Separately, officials upgrad-
ed the threat posed by waters
rising quickly behind a mass of
rocks and earth that tumbled
from a mountainside when the
tremor struck and blocked a riv-
er running through a valley dot-
ted by dozens of villages.
Troops are moving almost
200,00,0 people who are in the
direct path of the potential
flood to higher ground many
of whom are already living in
tents or other temporary shel-
ters after their homes were
- destroyed.
Officials also said they had a
plan to evacuate a total of 1.3
million people in and around
Mianyang, a city that could face
flooding, within five hours if the
dam wall breaks.
An official with the press
office of Mianyang City Quake
Control and Relief Headquar-
ters said authorities would run a
drill for three days beginning
Saturday.
The drill would consist of
testing the command system of
various levels of government
officials to ensure that any order
to evacuate if it comes -
would be passed on quickly to
everyone in the valley, said the
official who would only give her
surname of Chen.
"Not all 1.3 million people
will be actually evacuated,"
Chen told The Associated
Press.
"People will only be evacu-
ated in case of the actual col-
lapse of the whole bank."
A report earlier Friday by the
official Xinhua News Agency
that all 1.3 million had been
ordered to evacuate from the
valley was wrong, Chen said.
She said 197,500 people in the
valley are being moved to high-
er ground about 30,000 more
than officials had announced in
recent days.
On Saturday, authorities
began evacuating some earth-
quake relief workers, Xinhua
said.
The news agency said it was
part of a plan that will see the
approximately 175,000 people
already evacuated by Friday
joined by another 25,000 "liv-
ing downstream from Tangji-
ashan" by Sunday morning. It
said Tan Li, the Communist
Party chief of Mianyang, had
issued another order that calls
for all 1.3 million people to be
evacuated if "the barrier of the
quake lake fully opens" and


A MOTHER holds a photo of her daughter who was killed in an earthquake,
at the Fuxin No.2 Primary School in Wufu, in China's southwest Sichuan
province Friday, May 23, 2008. Parents of the 200 children who died when
the school collapsed in an earthquake on May 12 are demanding an
investigation into alleged shoddy construction.


floods the area. Hundreds of
troops using 40 bulldozers and
heavy excavating machines are
working around the clock at the
lake, named Tangjiashan, to dig
channels that will drain the lake
safely.
There was no sign that the
lake dam was close to bursting
Friday, though officials say it
could do so in coming days.
Tangjiash'an is the largest of
more than 30 lakes that have
formed behind landslides
caused by the quake, which also
weakened man-made dams in
the mountainous parts of the
disaster zone.
Many of the 5 million left
homeless are living in tent
camps or prefabricated housing
being erected by troops, which
are taking on the tone of new
villages.
In one camp at Mianzhu, hos-
pitals, schools ahd even a
makeshift shopping mall had
emerged, along with stores sell-
ing shampoo, shoes, beer and
clothes.
A mobile medical centre on
the back of a tractor-trailer rig
offered free eye exams. About
50 people mostly senior citi-
zens and children lined up
for the checkups.
"I've never had my eyes
checked before. Even before
the quake.
"This is the first time," said
Yu Xiaoling, a 54-year-old
farmer who lost her home in
the quake.
But some residents were
longing for the comforts of
home.
"Life is really good here, but
we don't have a TV. The things
I miss most, though, are my
stuffed animals. I lost them
when our home collapsed," said
Fang Ming, a 10-year-old girl
standing outside her tent peel-
ing an orange with the sharp
edge of a chopstick.
Repair and recovery work
continued, including pulling
down damaged buildings.
Troops have also been spray-
ing disinfectant on the rubble
and in survivor camps an
attempt, they say, to reduce the
risk of disease breakouts.
But Dr. Claude de Ville de
Goyet, a medical consultant
who frequently works at disas-
ter sites, said spraying bleach
on the rubble would have no
effect except a psychological


A PARENT, right, whose child died in an earthquake argues with an offi-
cial who was conducting a preliminary investigation into the collapse of the
Fuxin No.2 Primary School, outside the ruins of the school in Wufu, in Chi-
na's southwest Sichuan province Friday May 23, 2008. Parents of the 200
children who died when the'school collapsed in an earthquake on May 12
are demanding an investigation into alleged shoddy construction.


one on victims. "It's cosmetic,"
he said. A stockpile of bleach
being used as disinfectant ignit-
ed on Thursday, injuring sever-
al soldiers who helped extin-
guish the blaze.
Meanwhile, Japan said it had
decided not to use military
planes to deliver aid to the
quake zone, after Beijing voiced
uneasiness over the mission.
The aid would be delivered by
civilian charter flights instead,
Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobu-
taka MacHimura.
Beijing had been in talks with
Tokyo about using Japanese
military planes to deliver aid,
which could have become the
first significant military dispatch
between the two nations since
World War II.
Japan invaded China and
conquered large parts of it in
the 1930s before being defeated
by the Allies in 1945, still a sen-
sitive issue to both countries.
China Red Cross deputy
director Jiang Yiman promised
monthly audits of its relief oper-
ations, seeking to address con-
cerns that some of the billions
of dollars donated to help
quake victims could be
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* By RALPH BLUMENTHAL
The headline in The New York
Times that morning in 1984 was
macabre, if unintentionally hilar-
ious: "Unknown Arm of Sicilian
Mafia Is Uncovered in the United
States."
The arm in question was not a
body part but rather an overseas
cell of the Italian criminal under-
world operating alongside its bet-
ter-known American counterpart
- the Bonanno family in Brook-
lyn, writes the New York Times
News Service. Through neighbor-
hood fronts around the country,
the Italians had been master-
minding the billion-dollar hero-
in pipeline that became known
as the Pizza Connection.
What Americans didn't know
at the time was that five years
earlier a pair of FBI agents oper-
ating out of a hole-in-the-wall on
Queens Boulevard had stumbled
on the trail that led to the cell -
and to a storied Italian-Ameri-
can law enforcement partnership
that eventually destroyed the
invincibility of the Mafia on both
sides of the ocean and built a stur-
dy alliance that continues to this
day. Now, law enforcement
experts wonder if there are
lessons that can be applied to the
escalating crisis in Mexico, where
close to 500 police officers and
soldiers have died at the hands
of warring drug gangs since 2006.
Is there something in the way the
Americans and Italians worked
together that could be applied to
a partnership with theaMexicans?
Certainly it is in the interest of
the United States to seek such an
alliance to stop the flow of drugs,
guns and crime across the bor-
der,-just as the Italian alliance
helped stop that flow across the
Atlantic. Indeed, President Bush
has been pushing Congress to
approve the first $500 million
installment of a crime-fighting aid
package to Mexico. Last week,
American border governors met
in Mexico with President Felipe
Calderon to rally support for the
effort and praise him for focusing
on the drug lords.
And for its part, Mexico, strug-
gling with a problem that seems
to get bloodier and more
intractable with each passing
week, might well benefit from the
expertise and experience of
American law enforcement.
But the hurdles are high. Trust
was a cornerstone of the Ameri-
can-Italian collaboration, and as
hard as that trust was to gain, it
could be even harder to achieve
closer to home. With the trust
built, though, the Italian collabo-
ration thrived. For a start, inves-
tigators on both sides shared cru-
cial intelligence. Equally crucial-
ly, Americans conducted opera-
tions that the Italian police lacked
the legal authority to do in their
own country making drug
buys, for example, and eaves-
dropping and conducting elec-
tronic surveillance. Perhaps most
important, the Americans. were
able to guard endangered inform-
ers in the Federal Witness Pro-
tection Program.
In some ways, the Mexicans are
ahead of where the Italians start-
ed, said Pino Arlacchi, an Italian
sociologist and former senator
who devised Italy's most effec-
tive weapon against the mob, the
DIA, or Direzione Investigativa
Antimafia. Even into the 1980s,
Arlacchi said, the Italian govern-
ment knew little about the shad-
owy Cosa Nostra. The enemy the
Mexicans are fighting is not so
entrenched and impenetrable as
the Sicilian Mafia was, said Arlac-
chi, who served in the 1990s as
U.N. undersecretary-general for
drug control. Rather, he said, the
Mexicans face a fragmented and
loose confederation of heavily
armed feuding gangs with a
propensity for public killings
unmatched by the Mafia. That
makes them more dangerously
unpredictable, yes, but also, in
theory, easier to overcome.
"The things we're seeing in
Mexico today, we saw the same
glimmers in Italy" the begin-
nings of a crusade said Charlie
Rooney, recalling the days when
he and his FBI partner, Carmine
Russo, puzzled over the brazen


assassination of the fearsome
Bonanno family boss Carmine
Galante, in the backyard of an
Italian restaurant in Brooklyn's
Bushwick section in 1979.
Five years and millions of
agent-hours later, the trail had
led to a worldwide money-laun-
dering empire; a fugitive Sicilian
boss of bosses, Gaetano Badala-
menti, in Spain; one of the largest
drug trafficking rings ever
exposed; and the discovery;of the
franchise of the Sicilian Mafia in
America. It would take similar
patience also in Mexico, said
Rooney, now a private investiga-
tor in Virginia.


Isolated in Amazon, visible from the air


* By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD

Aerial photographs of an isolated
community of indigenous people in the
Amazon basin, near the border shared
by Brazil and Peru, were released this
week to show that they exist but may
be endangered by illegal logging, accord-
ing to the New York Times News Ser-
vice.
One picture, taken by the Brazilian
government, showed two men, painted
red, brandishing bows and arrows at the
camera-bearing plane flying low over
the dense rain forest. In another picture,
about 15 men, women and children who
were not painted looked up from
thatched huts.
Survival International, an organiza-


tion based in London whose mission is to
help tribal peoples to "defend their lives,
protect their lands and determine their
own futures," said the pictures were tak-
en as part of several flights over the thin-
ly populated upper reaches of the Ama-
zon, in Acre, a.Brazilian state.
Some of the photographs are at
www.survival-international.org.
The Brazilian government conducts
such photographic operations to locate
the scattered tribes and monitor their
well-being. Anthropologists say the gov-
ernment's practice in recent years has
been to track these remote people by
air or from boats, but to leave them
alone.
In a statement on Thursday, Survival
International quoted Josi Carlos dos Reis


Meirelles, an official of Funai, the Indi-
an affairs department of the Brazilian
government, as saying, "We did the over-
flight to show their houses, to show they
are there, to show they exist."
The photographs were shot in late
April and early May, but the govern-
ment released them now because of
growing concerns that disease and the
spread of illegal logging threaten to
destroy the tribe's way of life.
Initial news reports and the statement
from Survival International did not iden-
tify the tribe or give the exact location of
the settlement, presumably to protect it
from unwanted visits. But the reports
described the people as members of one
of South America's few remaining
indigenous tribes that had not had con-


tact with the outside world. But Robert
L. Carneiro, an anthropologist at the
American Museum of Natural -listory
who has made a career of studying
indigenous people of the Amazon, ques-
tioned that claim after examining the
photographs on Friday.
He noted that the men wore bamboo
headpieces that looked like crowns, with
strips of thinly cut bamboo around their
waists. He said that attire reminded him
of the Amahuaca people he lived with
and studied in the 1960s. Most of them
live along the Amazon's headwaters, in
Peru, not far from Acre, Carneiro said.
"I'm not saying these people in the pic-
tures are Amahuaca, but they could be,"
he said. "Or they are a closely related
group."


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* By MONTE HAYES
MATUCANA, Peru

Matucana's mayor is a wor-
ried man. The Shining Path
rebels who terrorized Peru
decades ago are back, moving
across the jungle-draped slopes
near his remote village and
recruiting young fighters to their
born-again insurgency, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.
And unlike before, the rebels
have almost unlimited financial
support. Earning cash by pro-
tecting coca fields and cocaine-
smuggling routes, they are able
to buy powerful weapons and
pay salaries to men and women
who take up arms against the
government.
It is a nightmarish prospect
for Peru, which saw nearly
70,000 people killed from 1980
to ti riid-'90s in the Shining
Path'-brutal effort to impose a
Maoist communist regime. Most
of the victims were peasants,
caught in the crossfire between
guerrillas and security forces.
The country has enjoyed
more than a decade of political
stability since the rebel threat
was virtually eliminated by for-
mer President Alberto Fujimori,
a democratically elected leader
who ruled with an iron fist from
1990 until his regime ended in
scandal in 2000.
Fujimori, 69, was extradited
from Chile in September and is
now on trial for human rights
violations committed during his
crackdown, including the
killings of university students
and the massacre of Lima tene-
ment dwellers targeted as Shin-
ing Path collaborators by a mil-
itary death squad.
But Fujimori remains a hero
in the isolated valleys where the
rebels drew the most blood.
Matucana Mayor Florencio
Velasquez, military officers and
anxious villagers all praise the
tough measures of the 1990s
and say the government now is
underestimating the threat
posed by the rebels' resurgence.
Matucana is a six-hour trip
from the provincial capital of
Ayacucho over a rutted dirt
road that twists down into the
narrow Apurimac Valley, a no
man's land of coca fields and
cocaine production. Many of
the village's 500 people grow
coca along with legal crops like
cacao and coffee.
"All the people here are tied
to coca," said Gen. Raymundo
Flores, who commands an army
base in the valley. "This is a nar-
co-economy."
Velasquez, Matucana's 40-
year-old mayor, says coca is
attracting the rebels to the area,
but they come with a new mes-
sage: We are your friends. We
know we made mistakes in the
past in attacking civilians. But
you can trust us now. Join us.
Some people young enough
to have escaped the guerrillas'
brutality in their earlier incar-
nation have been drawn in by
this gentle approach and by pay
of $20 a day, a princely sum in
backwater villages. But
Velasquez can't forget their sav-
age attacks on communities that
refused to join the Shining Path
revolution.
"They say they are not going
to kill,that they come peace-
fully to give political talks," he
said, looking uneasily at the
,ground. "And they tell us to
keep planting coca. They say
they will protect us against any-
one who tries to eradicate it."


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"Sendero Luminoso" in Spanish
- came close to bringing Peru
to its knees with its insurgency.
Its founder, Abimael Guzman,
a former philosophy professor,
had a messianic vision oa' class-
less utopia based on cpmmu-
nism.
His fanatical followers as
many as 10,000 guierrllas at
their peak bombed electri-
cal towers, bridges and facto-
ries, assassinated mayors and
massacred villagers.
In one of their most barbaric
attacks, they slaughtered 69
peasants, including two dozen
children shot and hacked to
death, in reprisal for the slay-
ing of several rebels in the vil-
lage of Lucanamarca in 1983.
"They killed them with
machetes, stones, axes and
for those who did not die in
agony in this way, they even put
them into a vat of boiling
water," said survivor Ignacio
Tacas, now 36.
Guzman cared little about the
loss of lives, preaching: "Blood
does not drown the revolution.
It irrigates it."
But Guzman was captured in
1992, as Fujimori's security
forces jailed thousands of rebels
and suspected collaborators.
By 1999 there were fewer
than 200 armed fighters left in
the Apurimac and Huallaga val-
leys, the only regions where the
Shining Path remained active,
and many Peruvians believed
the movement was in its death
throes.
The rebels' fortunes, howev-
er, changed after the capture
that year of a top Guzman lieu-
tenant, an ideological purist
who had opposed cocaine traf-
ficking as a stain on the revolu-
tion.
The remaining guerrillas in
the Apurimac Valley eagerly
provided armed escorts to pro-
tect "mochileros," smugglers
who tote cocaine over moun-
tain trails in backpacks.
The rebels spent their drug
earnings on lightweight assault
rifles and other more powerful
modern weapons. And they
began buying supplies in shops,
unlike the past when small, des-
perato bands raided rural set-
tleiments for'food and medicine.
After years in retreat,' they
again are on the offensive -
although still in numbers far
below their peak in past
decades.
"When I arrived 3 1/2 years
ago, Sendero carried out one
attack. Now it's clear they can


carry our an ambush each week.
They have developed logistics,
intelligence and local support
- all very dangerous," U.S.
Ambassador James Curtis Stru-
ble said before retiring last year.
Backed by drug money,-the
rebels' numbers have quadru-
pled to nearly 800 in recent
years, according to military offi-
Scers, village militia leaders and
Pedro Egoavil, 53, a former
rebel commander who broke
with the Shining Path in the
1990s over its violent strategy
but retains friends inside the
organization.
The guerrillas also have hun-
dreds of unarmed collaborators.
Interior Minister Luis Alva
Castro, who heads the national
police, and other government
officials argue that today's Shin-


ing Path cares more about drug
trafficking than its long-term
goal of imposing a Maoist
regime.
Flores, the army commander
in the Apurimac valley, said the
guerrillas now "have fields deep
in the jungle where Indian com-
munities are forced to grow
coca for them."
But top military officers and
Other experts dismiss the idea
that today's rebels have aban-
doned their ideology.
"They do ideological work,
move through areas, gather
people together in meetings,
hand out flags and carry out
attacks," then-Defense Minis-
.ter Allan Wagner said last
December.
"The revolution has not end-
ed for them."


LOCAL SECURITY members
known as "Ronderos" patrol in
Pichihuillca, in the southern Peru-
vian state of Ayacucho, Nov. 10,
2007. Villagers are facing a new
Shining Path movement, which
is growing in number as its mem-
bers visit isolated villages asking
forgiveness for past attacks on
civilians, and to join them. The
Shining Path was a Maoist insur-
gency that bloodied Peru for
more than a decade until its
leader was captured in 1992.

LEFT:

A FARMER carries his son in a
coca field in Ayacucho, Peru, Nov.
11, 2007.

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BAGHDAD
U.S. military deaths plunged
in May to the lowest monthly
level in more than four years
and civilian casualties were
down sharply, too, as Iraqi
forces assumed the lead in
offensives in three cities and a
truce with Shiite extremists'took'l


'hold, according to the Associat-
ed Press.
But many Iraqis as well as
U.S. officials and private secu-
rity analysts are uncertain
whether the current lull signals
a long-term trend or is simply a
breathing spell like so many
others before.; .. :::::. : :
U.S. commanders also warn
the relative peace is fragile
because no lasting political
agreements have been reached
among the Shiite, Sunni and
Kurdish communities.
Talks on returning Sunnis to
the government broke down
this week, and tensions among
rival Shiite patties remain high
despite a May 11 truce that end-
ed weeks of bloody fighting in
Baghdad's Sadr City district.
Iraqis have experienced lulls
in the past notably after the
January 2005 elections only
to see violence flare again.
"The security situation is
much better than in the past
three or four months, and I am
making more money now," said
Falih Radhi, who runs a food
store in eastern Baghdad.
"Despite this, I have a feeling
that this positive situation won't
last long and that violence may
come back again."
Nevertheless, the figures for
May are encouraging, especial-
ly coming as the United States
continues withdrawing the near-
ly 30,000 reinforcements that
President Bush sent to Iraq ear-
ly last year to curb the wave of
Shiite-Sunni slaughter.
All five of the "surge
brigades" rushed to Iraq last
year will be gone by July, low-
ering the troop strength to
about 140,000, U.S. officials say.
There are currently about
155,000 U.S. troops in Iraq.
At least 21 American troop-
ers were killed in May four in
non-hostile incidents. That's one
more than the lowest monthly
figure of the war set in February
2004. Meanwhile, Iraqi deaths
were down, too.
At least 532 Iraqi civilians
and security troopers were
killed during the month, accord-
ing to figures compiled by The


Associated Press from Iraqi
police and military reports.
That's down sharply from
April's figure of 1,080 and the
lowest monthly total this year,
according to the AP count.
Last Sunday, military
spokesman Rear Adm. Patrick
Driscoll said the numb-er of
attacks in the previous week fell
to a level "not seen since March
2004," although he did not give
specific figures.
At the same time, Iraqi forces
have taken the lead in offen-
sives against the Sunni extrem-
ist al-Qaida in Iraq in the north-
ern city of Mosul and against
Shiite militiamen in Baghdad
and Basra in the south.
U.S. and coalition forces
assumed a support role in the
three offensives, enabling them
to avoid higher casualties which
would have been expected had
they been doing all the fight-
ing. With the trends looking
positive, the top American com-
mander in Iraq, Gen. David
Petraeus, said in Washington
last week that he is likely to rec-
ommend further troop cuts in
Iraq but won't promise more
details until fall as the U.S.
presidential election campaign
is approaching its climax.
But U.S. officials and private
security analysts warn against
rapid withdrawals and opti-
mistic forecasts.
Former Pentagon analyst
Anthony Cordesman wrote this
week that despite some
improvements among Iraqi
forces, both Iraqi and U.S. offi-
cials continue "to sharply exag-
gerate the real-world readiness"
of the country's army and
police.
Petraeus himself said it's
unlikely that Iraqi security
forces can take the lead in all 18
provinces this year, as was
recently predicted by the Pen-
tagon.
"The overall trend in Iraq is
positive, but we should be skep-
tical about overly optimistic
assessments that we've 'turned
the corner' in Iraq," said Eric
Rosenbach of the Belfer Center
for Science and International


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Affairs and a former staffer of
the Senate Select Committee
on Intelligence.
"It's more appropriate to say
that we have a long road ahead
of us rather than we've turned
the corner."
The reason for such caution is
that many of the issues that con-
tributed to the.Iraq conflict
remain unresolved notably
how the various ethnic and reli-
gious groups will share power.
Last August, the largest Sun-
ni Arab political bloc pulled out
of Prime Minister Nouri al-
Maliki's Cabinet, complaining
it wasn't getting enough say in
decision-making. Talks on a
Sunni return broke down this
week. In the north, tensions
between Arabs and Kurds are
smoldering, especially in key
cities such as Kirkuk and Mosul.
Mohanad Hazim, a school-
teacher in Mosul, warned that
the presence of Kurdish soldiers
in his city "is a matter of great
worry and concern" among his
fellow Arabs.
Moreover, armed groups -
including al-Qaida- have been
bloodied but not crushed.
About half the U.S. deaths in
May occurred in Sunni areas,
showing that Sunni insurgents
remain active, even though
thousands of Sunnis have
agreed to work with the Shiite-
dominated government.
Top leaders of Shiite militant
groups that fought the Ameri-
cans and Iraqis for weeks in
Sadr City have escaped, the
U.S. military says, presumably
to regroup and fight again.
"If you look at it in terms of a
video recorder, a lot of the
groups have pushed pause, but
that's not to say they can't push
play again," said Nathan Freier,
an analyst at the Center for
Strategic and International
Studies in Washington.
That possibility is greatest
within the major Shiite com-
munity, where anti-American
cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is com-
peting for power against parties
that have worked with the Unit-
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The top official in a
town west of Baghdad says
10 people have been killed
when a suicide bomber
struck a police checkpoint.
Authorities have
announced a vehicle ban
in the town of Hit to pre-
vent more attacks follow-
ing Saturday's bombing.
Hit's top official Hikmat
Jubeir says those killed
included six policemen and
four civilians. He says 12
other people have been
wounded.
Hit is 85 miles west of.
Baghdad in the former
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THE MIDDLE EAST: Extremism





Al-Qaida's stance on women





sparks extremist debate


* By LAUREN FRAYER
CAIRO, Egypt'
Muslim extremist women are
challenging al-Qaida's refusal
to include or at least
acknowledge women in its
ranks, in an emotional debate
that gives rare insight into the
gender conflicts lurking beneath
one of the strictest strains of
Islam, according to the Associ-
ated Press.
In response to a female ques-
tioner, al-Qaida No. 2 leader
Ayman Al-Zawahri said in
April that the terrorist group
does not have women. A wom-
an's role, he said on the Internet
audio recording, is limited to
caring for the homes and chil-
dren of al-Qaida fighters.
His remarks have since
prompted an outcry from fun-
damentalist women, who are
fighting or pleading for the right
to be terrorists. The statements
have also created some confu-
sion, because in fact suicide
bombings by women seem to
be on the rise, at least within
the Iraq branch of al-Qaida.
A'eeda Dahsheh is a Pales-
tinian mother of four in
Lebanon who said she supports
al-Zawahri and has chosen to
raise children at home as her
form of jihad. However, she
said, she also supports any
woman who chooses instead to
take part in terror attacks.
Another woman signed a
more than 2,000-word essay of
protest online as Rabeebat al-
Silah, Arabic for "Companion
of Weapons."
"How many times have I
wished I were a man ... When
Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahri said
there are no women in al-Qai-
da, he saddened and hurt me,"
wrote "Companion of
Weapons," who said she lis-
tened to the speech 10 times. "I
felt that my heart was about to
explode in my chest...I am pow-
erless."
Such postings have appeared
anonymously on discussion
forums of Web sites that host
videos from top al-Qaida leader
Osama bin Laden. While the
most popular site requires
names and passwords, many
people use only nicknames,
making their identities and loca-
tions impossible to verify.
However, groups that moni-
tor such sites say the postings
appear credible because of the
knowledge and passion they
betray. Many appear to repre-
sent computer-literate women
arguing in the most modern of
venues the Internet for
rights within a feudal version of
Islam. "Women were very dis-
appointed because what al-
Zawahri said is not what's hap-
pening today in the Middle
East, especially in Iraq or in
Palestinian groups," said Rita
Katz, director of the SITE Intel-
ligence Group, an organization
that monitors militant Web
sites. "Suicide operations are
being carried out by women,
who play an important role in
jihad."
It's not clear how far women
play a role in al-Qaida because
of the group's amorphous
nature. Terrorism experts
believe there are no women in
the core leadership ranks
around bin Laden and al-
Zawahri. But beyond that core,
al-Qaida is really a movement
with loosely linked offshoots in
various countries and sympa-
thizers who may not play a
direct role. Women are clearly
among these sympathizers, and
some are part of the offshoot
groups.
In the Iraq branch, for exam-
ple, women have carried out or
attempted at least 20 suicide
bombings since 2003. Al-Qaida
members suspected of training
women to use suicide belts were


captured in Iraq at least three
times last year, the U.S. mili-
tary has said. Hamas, another
militant group, is open about
using women fighters and dis-
agrees with al-Qaida's stated
stance. At least 11 Palestinian
women have launched suicide
attacks in recent years.
"A lot of the girls I speak to
... want to carry weapons. They
live with this great frustration
and oppression," said Huda
Naim, a prominent women's
leader, Hamas member and
Palestinian lawmaker in Gaza.
"We don't have a special mili-
tant wing for women ... but that
doesn't mean that we strip
women of the right to go to
jihad."
Al-Zawahri's remarks show
the fine line al-Qaida walks in
terms of public relations. In a
modern Arab world where
women work even in some con-
servative countries, al-Qaida's
attitude could hurt its efforts to
win over the public at large. On
the other hand, noted SITE
director Katz, al-Zawahri has
to consider that many al-Qaida
supporters, such as the Taliban,
do not believe women should
play a military role in jihad.
Al-Zawahri's comments came
in a two-hour audio recording
posted on an Islamic militant
Web site, where he answered
hundreds of questions sent in
by al-Qaida sympathizers. He
praised the wives of muja-
hedeen, or holy warriors. He
also said a Muslim woman
should "be ready for any ser-
vice the mujahedeen need from
her," but advised against trav-
eling to a war front like
Afghanistan without a male
guardian.
Al-Zawahri's stance might


"I use my pen
and words,
my honest
emotions ...
Jihad is not
exclusive to
men."

Umm Farouq

stem from personal history, as
well as religious beliefs. His first
wife and at least two of their
six children were killed in a U.S.
airstrike in the southern Afghan
city of Kandahar in 2001. He
later accused the U.S. of inten-
tionally targeting women and
children in Iraq and
Afghanistan.
"I say to you ... (I have) tast-
ed the bitterness of American
brutality: my favorite wife's
chest was crushed by a concrete
ceiling," he wrote in a 2005 let-
ter. Al-Zawahri's question-and-
answer campaign is one sign of
al-Qaida's sophistication in
using the Web to keep in touch
with its popular base, even
while its leaders remain in hid-
ing. However, the Internet has
also given those disenfranchised
by al-Qaida in this case,
women a voice they never
had before. The Internet is the
only "breathing space" for
women who are often shrouded
in black veils gnd confined to
their homes, "Ossama2001"
wrote. She said al-Zawahri's
words "opened old wounds"
and pleaded with God to liber-
ate women so they can partici-
pate in holy war. Another
woman, Umm Farouq, or moth-
er of Farouq, wrote: "I use my
pen and words, my honest emo-
tions ... Jihad is not exclusive to
men."
Such women are al-Qaida


IN THIS FEBRUARY 1, 2008 file
photo, Iraqi men mourn relatives
killed after a pair of female suicide
bombers blew themselves up in
two Baghdad pet markets, killing at
least 64 people and wounding
dozens, in Baghdad, Iraq. Women
Muslim extremists have posted
Internet messages in recent weeks
expressing frustration with the al-
Qaida No. 2 leader's refusal to give
them a larger role in terror attacks.

sympathizers who would not
feel comfortable expressing.
themselves with men or others
outside their circles, said Dia'a
Rashwan, an expert on terror-
ism and Islamic movements at
the Al-Ahram Center for Polit-
ical and Strategic Studies in
Cairo.
"The Internet gives them the
ideal place to write their ideas,
while they're hidden far from
the world," he said.
Men have also responded to
al-Zawahri's remarks. One male
Internet poster named Hassan
al-Saif asked: "Does our sheik
mean that there is no need to
use women in our current jihad?
Why can we not use them?"
He was in the minority.
Dozens of postings were signed
by men who agreed with al-
Zawahri that women should
stick to supporting men and
raising children according to
militant Islam.
Women bent on becoming
militants have at least one place
to turn to. A niche magazine
called "al-Khansaa" named
for a female poet in pre-Islamic
Arabia who wrote lamentations
for two brothers killed in battle
- has popped up online. The
magazine is published by a
group that calls itself the "wom-
en's information office in the
Arab peninsula," and its con-
tents include articles on wom-
en's terrorist training camps,
according to SITE.
Its first issue, with a hot pink
cover and gold embossed let-
tering, appeared in August 2004
with the lead article "Biogra-
phy of the Female Muja-
hedeen."
The article' read:
"We will stand, covered by
our veils and wrapped in our
robes, weapons in hand, our
children in our laps, with the
Quran and the Sunna (sayings)
of the Prophet of Allah direct-
ing and guiding us."
Associated Press writer Paki-
nam Amer contributed to this
report from Cairo; AP writer
Diaa Hadid contributed from
the Gaza Strip; and AP writer
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ACROSS -- -
1 Gcnd vour teeth as you cut out a
piece of news (5)
6 Sze dl and dismiss-somebody (5)
9 Chap dificult toget round? (4,3)
10 Peally. n'sclosertobrassthan
to goal (5)
11 Ineresting. with fresh facts-
ulnmailry many! (5)
12 L nlEI Enrlarnders? (5)
13 Maybe the huge lad had a chuckle (7)
15 High poni 0o a great orchestral
piece (3)
17 Surely you've never had any in your
panti' (4)
18 Peckon to show someguts
in ra tie (61
19 One il ho'.e "heat of the moment"
offernes' (51
20 CiLn a loan in extremes of penury,
I' sample 16)
22 Oper3 (hircter ora first-class
jnomey 14)
24 Satesi hinrq tocall the boss (3)
25 Increases the measures to get
promoted (5,2)
26 Go and get a fathead to make a
drawing (5)
27 Evindeie rhat water is thinner than
blood? (I)
28 She gol Celia wrong (5)
29 A corrmonly used glue activator)(7
30 Hal.yes, bul you can stillgetout
again I()
31 in Germany. it'sless than
essennal ,5)


DOWN
2 A historic forename (6)
3 Turns in which one sings about the
West (6)
4 What you did playfully, you may have
forgotten (3)
5 Was aware of the sound of many
hooves(5)
6 'Accommodate Nat, perhaps, being in
the money (7)
7 They agree the sea is rough around
the end of February (4)
8 Twin actors maybe (6)
12 Do wrong by getting out, but it can
be sweet (5)
13 Soft-hearted pals, possibly, these
people? (5)
14 Express, say (5)
15 N. African units? (5)
16 To summarise, soldiers need
headgear(5)
18 A great flow of froth,
perhaps(5)
19 Try to lure with a piece
of meat (7)
21 1, almost-and that's
straight! (6)
22 Green cookers,
perhaps (6)
23 Is she sweet as her
name? (6)
25 They may enjoy a good
howtowdie (5)
26 Safety device to employ at a traffic
centre (4)
28 Prevalent potion? (3)


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What's in a Name?


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Opening lead ten of spades.

Nicknames abound in the bridge
world, most frequently acquiring
their derivation from the physical or
behavioral traits of their owners.
Some of the colorful titles include
"The Beast," "The Snail,' "The Rab-
bit," "The Albatross" and "The
Whiz," the last being the nickname
of the late Barry Crane, matchpoint
wizard and TV director.
But perhaps the most peculiar
moniker of all was the one popularly
assigned during the 1980 World
Team Olympiad to a Japanese player
named Akio Kurokawa. Because of
the letters of. his first name, he


became widely known as "Ace-
King-Ten."
In this deal from one of the open-
ing round-robin matches, Kurokawa,
South, found himself staring at his
name in diamonds in a three-
notrump contract, reached as shown.
West's spade lead was taken by the
ace, whereupon East shifted to the
ten of hearts, covered by the queen
and king.
West was now at the crossroads
of the play, and appeared, to have
found the right answer when he
cashed the ace of clubs at trick three.
Had he continued with another club,
declarer could not have made the
contract But instead West reverted to
hearts, no doubt hoping his partner
held the nine.
Aldo took full advantage of the
miscue. After winning the heart
return with the six, he next played his
three namesakes the A-K-10 of
diamonds conceding the ten to the
queen and establishing three dia-
mond tricks in dummy. As a result,
he made exactly three notrump, los-
ing a trick in each suit.
This proved to be a substantial
gain for Japan, since at the other
table Akio's counterpart played in a
contract of one heart with the South
cards, going down one for a total
team loss of 450 points, or 10 IMPs.
Incidentally, one of Ace-King-
Ten's teammates at the other table
was a fellow named Ohno. But that's
another story.


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only. Each must contain the centre
letter and there must be at least
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TODAY'S TARGET
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iernas 15. Ae- R.it 18. Try19, Sprit-E 21, Details 22, Hood 23, Calorie 15, Fired 18, Nil 19, Deride 21, Seminar 22, Abet 23,
Law; 4. H3r rr mful 26, One way 29, Bar 31, W-are-S 32, Flee 24, Compare 26, Hasten 29, Lie 31, Steer 32, Deleted
Fer.:n up 34 Asr 35, H-ot36, Pearl37, Ne-W-ts 38, Yeats 34, Livid 35, Zip 36, Hails 37, Tenet 38, Sepal
DOWN- 1. Dud.ES 2. Li-mit-ed 4, Hers 5, Cha-M-ps 6, H-lke- DOWN: 1, Decay 2, Baronet 4, Rule 5, Prefer 6, Tapir 7,
r -, DLeb-t 9 Ai 12, Fly-away 14, Art 16, Rival 17, Tense 19, Ached 9, Pal 12, Silicon 14, Rim 16, Rifle 17, Defer 19,
Slumnter 20. Thiow 21, Dove-r 23, Lurcher 24, H-ass-L-E 25, Dappled 20, Oaths 21, Sense 23, Freezer 24, Cerise 25, Ail
Fat 2. rJa'-el 28 Wear-y 30, Mu-TT-s 32, F-is-t 33, H-ow 27, Atlas 28, Tells 30, Repel 32, Diva 33, Tin


ACROSS
1 Rascal (5)
6 Snake (5)
9 Commanded
(7)
10 Regretful(5)
11 Courage(5)
12 Searches (5)
13 Sustainable
(7)
15 Scientist's
room (3)
17 Hero(4)
18 Easy (6)
19 Horrify(5)
20 Put in (6)
22 Lake (4)
24 Owing (3)
25 Furniture
item (7)
26 Of the
kidneys (S)
27 Once more(5)
28 Currency
unit (5)
29 Low wall
(7)
30 Alloy(5)
31 Frivolous (5)
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DOWN
2 Shut(6)
3 Human (6)
4 Snoop (3)
5 Magical
spirit (5)
6 Fundamental
(7)
7 Poems (4)
8 Show (6)
12 Slumbered (5)
13 Easily
frightened (5)
14 Scandinavian
(5.
15 Material (5)
16 Brimless
cap (S)
18 Deadly (5)
19 Weapon
store (7)
21 Smalllump(6)
22 Tiny (6)
23 Begrudge (b)
25 Man-made
waterway (5)
26 Mature (4)
28 Agent (3)


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MONDAY,
JUNE 2

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Get ready for an especially enjoy
able weekend spent with clubs,
friends. You will be very in-tune Witl
your feelings and the feelings o.
those around you.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Both work and personal projects
should go smoothly, and you will
gain a great sense of satisfaction
from the work you accomplish. It's a
good time to plan a vacation.
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You'll welcome extra privacy during
the evenings as days may prove
stressful and emotionally demanding.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Career prospects surface, and you
will be faced with a very important
decision. Make sure you weigh the
pros and cons carefully.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
This will be a non-eventful week,
but it will be a productive and
relaxing one. You should be able to
tackle the tasks you've been
putting aside for months.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22'
If you find yourself caught up in the
middle of a family argument, try to
stay neutral. If you don't; you cbuld
end up looking like the culprit.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Romance will be the highlight of the
week. You may even start thinking
seriously about marriage.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
There may be some frustrations
regarding finances and busi ness
dealings. This could mean waiting
longer than you had expected( for
cash or a loan. Think wisely in your
own interest and try not to bx too
extravagant. An exciting and rom tic
weekend is in store for you.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Romance is looking good. If si igle,
you could meet that special s me-
one. If in a relationship, you will
enjoy a very romantic weekend
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 2
It's possible that an attractive >usi-
ness opportunity will come our
way. Jump on it as soon as pdsi ble.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/De: 21
The main accent is on home and
family matters., Now is the tin e to
clarify emotional issues. Ar und
midweek, your tendency to be iitro-
spective and insecure may, su ace.
You must try to fight these fee wings
in order to make progress.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Ja 20
Be cooperative with sensitive family
members. Someone close to you will
reach a milestone.


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obvious I Qh8+ by Kf7, and he also
planned the strong regroup
Nc7-e6 after which Black's extra
piece would become decisive. It
was a critical moment for White
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strong that Lubo, foreseeing its
consequences, immediately
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Donald MacKinnon
British. Student at LCIS for 2 years.
Full International Baccalaureate Diploma
Candidate. Admitted to Rollins College in
Florida and plans to pursue a career in
International Business. Salutatorian.


Courtney Bobbitt
American. Student at LCIS for 4 years.
International Baccalaureate Certificate
Candidate. Applied to the University of North
Florida and plans to pursue a career in
Pharmacology.


Shaunda Bly en
Bahamian. Student at LC1S for 11 years.
Full International Baccalaureate Diploma
Candidate. Admitted to Acadia University in
Canada and plans to pursue a career in
Pediatric Cardiology. Valedictorian.















Jordan Kenp
Bahamian and American. Student at LCIS for
14 years. International Baccalaureate
Certificate Candidate. Admitted to Polk
Community College in Florida and plans to
pursue a career in Marine Biology.


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Spanish and Dutch. Student at LCIS for 14
years. Full International Baccalaureate
Diploma Candidate. Admitted to Champlain
College in Vermont and plans to pursue a
career in Journalism. Salutatorian.
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Bahamian. Student at LCIS for 2 years,
having transferred from Doris Johnson High
School. Full International Baccalaureate
Diploma Candidate. Admitted to York
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Bahamian. Student at LCIS for 14 years.
International Baccalaureate Certificate Candidate.
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Excise Tax will 'never fool' WTO


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

finance
minister
h a s
expressed doubts
over whether the
Government will be
able to protect its
most lucrative rev-
enue sources by plac-
ing them under an
Excise Tax, telling
The Tribune that it was "a tariff by
another name" and would not fool
experienced international trade nego-
tiators.
James Smith, minister of state for


* Ex-finance minister says new tax will not protect bulk of government
revenues from free trade because 'it's a tariff by another name'
Smith says Excise Tax still levying same tax rate on goods
coming in at border as customs duties


finance under the Christie administra-
tion, told The Tribune that he had
"never been persuaded" during his
tenure that switching imports from cus-
toms duties to an Excise Tax regime
would prevent them from being viewed
as a tariff, and thus a protectionist bar-
rier to trade, by the likes of the World
Trade Organisation (WTO).
"I'd really like to hear what the
Response to an Excise Tax from an
organisation like the WTO and any


international trade negotiators would
be," Mr Smith told The Tribune.
"This argument was put to me a cou-
ple of times when I was in the Min-
istry of Finance, and I was never real-
ly persuaded by it."
The Government is projecting that it
will earn $234 million in revenues from
the Excise Tax during its 2007-2008
fiscal year. The new tax is set to be
introduced on July 1, 2008, the first
day of the Government's new finan-


cial year.
Mr Smith said the argument for the
Excise Tax was the same as set out by
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham in
his Budget presentation. The Prime
Minister said the tariff line items to be
placed under the new tax were luxury
goods, such as perfumes, alcohol and
tobacco, plus the high-value revenue
earners such as vehicles and petroleum.
Mr Ingraham said these items were
treated as 'excises' by international


practice, but the rate of taxation would
not change, as they would be taxed by
the sum -of their current import and
Stamp Duty rates.
Giving the game away, the Prime
Minister said: "The purpose of this
exercise is to follow international prac-
tice, and also to remove these taxes;
from any reduction exercise which
might be necessary as a result of admis-
sion into the World Trade Organisa-
tion."
Mr Smith said the Excise Tax's ulti-
mate goal was to ensure that when the
WTO and other international trade
agreements asked the Bahamas to roll
back its taxes, this nation could turn

SEE page 5B


FamGuard sees 4.5% Q1

profit rise to $2.94m


Fidelity 'reasonably confident'

that $1Om note 'fully subscribed'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
FAMGuard Corporation, the
BISX-listed life and health
insurer, overcame a $441,118
depreciation in the value of its
investment portfolio to generate
a 4.5 per cent net income
increase to $2.936 million in the
2008 first quarter.
Releasing its unaudited finan-
cials for the period to March
31, FamGuard Corporation,
parent of Family Guardian, said
the improvement upon the 2007
net income comparative of
$2.806 million was driven by
"strong sales in our group med-
ical and ordinary life product
lines".


* Premium growth
of 16 per cent
offsets more than
$ 1m swing on
investment portfolio
* Insurer's 2007 net
income up 36 per
cent to over $7m

Gross premium revenues
increased by 16 per cent to
$17.921 million in the 2008 first
quarter, compared to $15.477

SEE page 6B


Freeport suffers on loan

quality'deterioration'

By NEIL HARTNELL But banks more optimistic
Tribune Business Editor
on 2008 economic
WHILE Bahamian commer- prospects due to
cial banks have seen "pockets of
deterioration taking place, par- government action
ticularly in Freeport" when it Bank fee increase 'not
comes loan asset quality, a lead- unreasonable', and
ing banker said the sector was
"cautiously optimistic" for 2008 competition/asset growth -
as the overall economy's per- to ensure not passed
formance would be better than
first feared, on to consumers
Anwer Sunderji, head of the
Clearing Banks Association be compensated for by the Gov-
(CBA), said Bahamian com- ernment's foreign currency bor-
mercial banks felt the loss of rowing and public sector works
capital inflows from major for- and infrastructure projects.
eign direct investment projects,
such as Baha Mar's $2.6 billion
Cable Beach expansion, would SEE page 7B


BTC sale can give economy

stimulus equal to three-

four per cent of GDP


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas would receive
an economic stimulus of
between 3-4 per cent of gross
domestic product (GDP) if it
privatized the Bahamas
Telecommunications Company
(BTC) in this fiscal year, a for-
mer finance minister told The
Tribune.
James Smith, minister of state
for finance in the former
Christie government, said that if
the current bidder, Bluewater
Communications Holdings, paid
the $260 million'price it agreed
with the PLP administration,
the Bahamas would see an


"enormous increase" in its for-
eign exchange reserves, money
supply and credit growth.
Mr Smith said a net capital
inflow of this size, especially in
foreign currency, was "a huge
injection in one round", so
much so that the Government
and Central Bank might actual-
ly have to take steps to slow
down credit growth.
If the Government succeeded
in privatizing BTC during the
2008-2009 Budget year, some-
thing Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham has committed to, Mr
Smith said it would be the

SEE page 4B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
FIDELITY Bank (Bahamas)
chief executive told The Tri-
bune he was "reasonably confi-
dent" that the institution's $10
million bond offering would be
fully subscribed, hours before
the issue was due to close.
Speaking to this newspaper
on Friday, the bond issue's clos-
ing day, Anwer Sunderji, Fideli-
ty Bank (Bahamas) chief exec-
utive, said he would not have
final numbers until today.
However, he added that at
last count investors had bought
into more than $8 million worth
of the BISX-listed retail bank's
bonds, meaning the issue was
already more than 80 per cent
subscribed.
"I believe we're going to be


Over $8m paid in at last count before Friday close


fully subscribed or pretty fully
subscribed,"' Mr Sunderji said.
"I think we're reasonably con-
fident it'll be a done deal and
that we'll be fully subscribed."
The $10 million bond issue is
the second tranche in a $50 mil-
lion programme that Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas) launched in
late 2007, part of an initiative
to raise capital that will fund
the bank's growth and expan-
sion of its loan book.
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)
mortgage loan book grew by
$28 million, and its consumer
loan portfolio by $12 million,
for an overall $40 million
growth in fiscal 2007, with the
institution's executives saying
the loan portfolio had expanded


by 42 per cent over 12 months.
In a previous interview with'
The Tribune, Mr Sunderji, who
is also chairman and chief exec-
utive of the bank's 75 per cent
majority shareholder, Fidelity
Bank & Trust International,
said Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)
was targeting per annum
income of $7-$10 million in the
next three years, as it invested
and sacrificed short-term profits
for long-run growth and prof-
.itability.
He described 2009 as "the tip-
ping point", when a significant
percentage of the bank's rev-
enues would drop to the bot-

SEE page 3B'


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Markets
TRADING momentum
declined sharply this week in
the Bahamian stock market, as
investors traded in nine out of
the 19 listed stocks. A total of
101,225 shares changed hands,
a substantial decrease of 70.29
per cent compared to last


week's trading volume of
340,756 shares.
Financial sector shares
slumped the most last week.
FirstCaribbean International
Bank (CIB) led the decline
with 25,000 shares trading,
plummeting by $0.94 or 7.1 per
cent to end at a new 52-week
low of $12.30.
Commonwealth Bank


(CBL) followed, with 8,500
shares trading, decreasing by
$0.14 to end the week at a clos-
ing price of $7.30. Some 5,100
shares of Fidelity Bank
(Bahamas) (FBB) also traded
this week, declining by $0.02
to end the week at $2.35.
Cable Bahamas (CAB) was
this week's volume leader, With
40,425 shares trading, dropping
by $0.07 to close at $14.03.
Doctors Hospital Health
Systems (DHL) was the mar-
ket leader with 10,000 shares
trading, rising by $0.01 to close
this week at $2.95.
COMPANY NEWS
Earnings Releases:
BANK of the Bahamas
(BOB) released unaudited
results for the nine-month peri-
od ending on March 31, 2008,
with quarterly and year-over-
year comparisons.
BOB reported a net income
increase of 21 per cent to $10.3
million, compared to $8.5 mil-
lion at year-end 2007. Net
interest income stood at $21.6
million, up 23 per cent from
$17.6 million for the same
nine-month period in 2007.
Earnings per share (EPS)
increased by 11 per cent.to
$0.60, compared to $0.54 in
2007.
Total assets and liabilities,
of $726 million and $623 mil-.


lion, increased by $128 million
and $119.8 million, respective-
ly, over the previous year. The
bank attributes its sustained
growth to ongoing cost con-
tainment strategies.
COLINA Holdings
(Bahamas) (CHL) released its
unaudited financial results for
the quarter ending March 31,
2008. CHL reported net
income of $1.2 million, down
by $730,000 or 38 per cent
compared to $1.9 million in the
2007 first quarter.
Total revenues decreased by
$3.2 million or 7 per cent to
$40 million, compared to $43.2
million in the 2007 first quar-
ter.
Total benefits and expenses
decreased by 6 per cent to
$38.8 million, compared to
$41.3 million in 2007. Basic
earnings per ordinary share
declined by 50 per cent to
$0.03, versus $0.06 in 2007.
PRIVATE OFFERINGS
FOCOL Holdings (FCL)
announced that it will be
extending the deadline of its
private placement offering
over the course of the next six
months.
The preferred shares will be
paying a dividend rate of prime
+ 1.75 per cent, payable semi-
annually. .


BISX CLOSING CHANGE
SYMBOL PRICE


VOLUME YTD PRICE
CHANGE


AML $1.84 $- 0 10.84%
BBL $0.89 $- 0 4.71%
BOB $9,43 $- 0 -1.7%
BPF $11.80 $- 0 0.00%
BSL $14.60 $- 0 0.00%
BWL $3.60 $- 400 -1.64%
CAB $14.03 $-0.07 40,425 16.43%
SCBL $7.30 $-0.14 8,500 -13,4b%
CHL $2.87 $- 10,500 -8.89%
CIB $12.30_ $-0.94 25,000 -15.75%
CWCB $3.96 $+0.21 1,000 -21.47%
DHS $2.95 $+0.01 10,000 25.53%
FAM $8.00 $- 0 11.11%
FBB $2.35 $-0.02 5,100 -11.32%
FCC $0.41 $- 0 -46.75%
FCL $5.55 $- 300 7.14%
FIN $12.50 $- 0 -3.47%
ICD $6.79 $- 0 -6.34%
JSJ $12.30 $- 0 11.82%
PRE $10.00 $- 0 0.00%

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Christie's 'slap in



the face' for small



business sector


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A SENA-
TOR has
accused former
Prime Minister
Perry Christie
of delivering "a
slap in the
face" to the
Bahamian
business com-
munity, and
especially small
businesses, by
questioning
whether they would pass on to
consumers the savings obtained
from Budget tax breaks.
Tanya Wright, a former
Chamber of Commerce presi-
dent who was appointed to the
Senate by Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham, said Mr
Christie's response to the Bud-
get, when he questioned
whether Bahamian, businesses
would pass on savings from ini-
tiatives such as the elimination
of 2 per cent Stamp Duty on
160 food items, "presupposes
or plants the suggestion" that
companies were not socially
responsible and not concerned
for struggling consumers.
She said the 2008-2009 Bud-


get was designed to aid all sec-
tors of Bahamian society, busi-
nesses and consumers, and not
one to the exclusion of the oth-
er.
Mrs Wright added that con-
sumers had the ability to take
their business where they want-
ed, and were savvy enough to
switch their purchasing from
one store which did not pass
on the duty exemptions and
sold goods that were relatively
more expensive to another
that did.
This she described as a great
equalizer, and something that
would force all Bahamian com-
panies to review their business
practices and raise their game,
running operations more effi-
ciently.
"It shows no regard for the
many small business owners,
who are barely, if at all, making
a profit. Many are just trying to
stay open," Mrs Wright told
The Tribune n ,Mr Christie's
comments.
"The suggestion that business
people should not apply what
savings they get from this Bud-
get to reduce operating costs or
improve service is wrong. That
is not how we should be looking
at these savings. They have the
potential to benefit every sector


of the community. They should'
not penalize businesses who are
trying to stay open."
Mrs Wright added of the
PLP's Budget response: "In
highlighting negatives about the
Budget, and the fact it doesn't
do much, and then accusing the
Government of adopting their
economic blueprint, that's a
contradiction in terms."
When it came to Mr Christie
questioning whether consumers
would derive any meaningful
benefits from the Budget's tax
cuts and exemptions, as busi-
nesses would not necessarily
pass on savings, the former
Chamber president said: "It
doesn't say much for their con-
fidence in the consumer, who
has benefited under the reduc-
tions.
"It's going to keep the busi-
ness community in line and be a
real level playing field. It will
force us all to reflect on how
we spend money, how we do
business. Duty exemptions
apply to all, so consumers will
get the benefit, one way or
another.
"By and large, the Budget
across the Board attempted to
do many things, good gover-
nance, good social responsibili-
ty."


Fidelity 'reasonably confident' that $10m note 'fully subscribed'


FROM page 1B
tom line, and said Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) was
also targeting a Return on Equity of 20 per cent
by then.
Such a performance would mark a major
change from the present, as Fidelity Bank
(Bahamas) net income for the 2008 first quarter
grew from only $309,440 in 2007 to $390,909 this
time around. This represented a 26.3 per cent
increase.
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) net income perfor-
mance has essentially been flat for the past several
- years, ticking over at between $1 million-$2 mil-
;r lion peraimnnwyiadicating that loanbiok owth-
has yet.to completely filter down to the bottom


line.
To change this, Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) is
aiming to change its loan portfolio mix in 2008,
with higher-yielding consumer loans projected
to increase from 20 per cent at year-end 2007 to 30
per cent by year-end 2008. Mortgages currently
account for 80 per cent of the loan portfolio.
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) latest bond offering
has been split into two parts, each worth $5 mil-
lion. The Series C redeemable Fixed Rate Notes
will pay investors an interest rate of 7 per cent,
with a maturity date of 2013, while the Series D
redeemable Floating Rate Notes will pay
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BTC sale can give economy

stimulus equal to three-

four per cent of GDP

FROM page 1B have a surplus, Mr Smith added:
"equivalent of getting a windfall "More importantly, the foreign
of foreign currency. The foreign exchange reserves would
reserves will go up because of increase, there would be an
the net capital inflow coming enormous increase in the mon-
in. It would be like capital rev- ey supply, and it would make
enue". more credit available locally.
He added that, when it came That could really be a stimu-
to deciding how to use the BTC, lus."
proceeds, his recommendation
would be to pay down some of Assess
the Bahamas' sovereign debt.
Many observers believe that Although he still had to assess
the BTC asset sale, with the the 2008-2009 Budget in detail,
Government said to be con- Mr Smith, now CFAL's chair-
templating selling up to a 75 per man, said he felt the Govern-
cent stake if the terms are right, ment's projection that total
is key to the Government's recurrent revenues might grow
financial plans for 2008-2009, by 7.8 per cent to $1.574 billion
enabling it to provide a variety "could be on the generous
of measures to ease the cost of side".
living when it comes to high Factors acting against this tar-
food and energy prices. get being achieved, he added,
The $260 million Bluewater were the Government's own
has committed to pay, albeit estimates that GDP growth
$225 million up front, with the would fall to 2 per cent for 2008,
remainder to come as $30 mil- compared with the number and
lion in the fifth year post-pri- scale of tax cuts and exemptions
vatisation, and $5 million in the on offer.
sixth, would more than cover Among the incentives offered
the projected $235 million fiscal are those intended to stimulate
deficit projected for 2008-2009. the housing market, and by
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which strips out debt redemp- construction industries, such as
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* By MICHAEL RUBINKAM
Associated Press Writer
BRENT Saba had just
dropped a church group off at
Philadelphia International Air-
port on Sunday morning and
was heading north on Interstate
95 when it happened: His 15-
passenger van ran out of gas.
Saba, a 24-year-old church
pastor, made it to the shoulder
just past the Ben Franklin
Bridge and waited more than
30 minutes for someone to stop
and lend him a cell phone. Then
he waited a while longer for
AAA to arrive with fuel.
With gas prices hovering at
$4 a gallon, motorists like Saba
are putting less fuel in their
tanks then coming up empty
on the highway.
Though national statistics on
out-of-gas motorists don't exist,
there's plenty of anecdotal evi-
dence that drivers unwilling or
unable to fill 'er up are gam-
bling by keeping their tanks
extremely low on fuel.
In the Philadelphia area,
where the average price for a
gallon of regular broke $4 on
Friday, calls from out-of-gas
AAA members doubled
between May 2007 and May
2008, from 81 to 161, the auto
club reported.


"The number one reason is
they can't stretch their money
out from week to week," said
Gary Siley, the AAA mobile
technician who helped Saba.
"Some of them are embar-
rassed. ... They say, 'I was trying
to make it till Friday,' and they
couldn't do it," said Siley, who
has assisted numerous out-of-
gas motorists.
Blames
Saba blames himself for not
paying enough attention to the
fuel gauge, saying he doesn't
normally let the tank get so low.
But he said the spiraling cost of
gas has led the church to reduce
its use of the fuel-guzzling van.
And when he does get gas,
he puts in only a half-tank.
"If the prices were lower, I'd
probably just fill it up," Saba
said.
Research from The Nielsen
Co. shows that drivers havp
been making more frequent
trips to the pump but limiting
how much they put in the tank.
Convenience stores, which
sell about 80 per cent of the
nation's gas, are seeing fewer
fill-ups, said industry spokesman
Jeff Lenard.
"When the pump hits a, cer-
tain dollar amount now, you're


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138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of GIVEGO OCEAN LTD. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.





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seeing more customers stop,"
said Lenard, with the National
Association of Convenience
Stores. "They're purchasing
fewer gallons."
And that means playing
Russian roulette with the gas
gauge.
In Dallas, Courtesy Patrol -
a roadside assistance program
operated by the sheriff's depart-
ment reports a doubling in
the number of daily fuel calls
from stranded motorists in
recent months. Sheriff Lupe
Valdez herself recently came to
the aid of a mother and her two
children who had run out of gas
along an interstate.
In some cases, motorists have
gotten stuck in the middle of
the highway, creating a danger-
ous situation, said Lonnie Lank-
ford, a Courtesy Patrol shift
leader. "It's just breaking the
backs of the people, these gas
prices," he said.
Transportation officials in
Oregon and Tennessee also
report increasing numbers of
stranded motorists in need of


gas.
AAA Mid-Atlantic, which
has nearly four million mem-
bers in Delaware, Maryland,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vir-
ginia and the District of Colum-
bia, reported a 15 per cent year-
over-year increase in calls from
members with empty tanks.
"We're seeing a lot of frus-
trated motorists who are trying
to cut corners, and this is one
way they're doing it," said
AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman
Catherine Rossi. "But they're
shooting themselves in the foot,
or the wallet, in the long run."
That's because perpetually
running on fumes can damage a
car's fuel pump requiring
repairs that make a full tank of
$4 gas seem like a bargain.
As for Saba, he was just
thankful he made it back to
North Philadelphia in time for
his 11:30 am church service.
"What I was thinking to
myself was, at least the weath-
er's nice," he said. "It was beau-
tiful outside and that made
things a lot better."


NOTICE

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

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

LEANDRA A. ESFAKIS
Attorney for the Executors
Chambers
P.O. Box SS-19269
No. 16 Market Street
Nassau, New Providence
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Legal Notice
NOTICE


TWINKLE STARLIGHT INC.



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 2000,
the dissolution of TWINKLE STARLIGHT INC. 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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(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE


SPRING CHERRY LTD.



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




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(Liquidator)


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THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, JUNE 2,2008, PAGE 5B


San Salvador enjoys



construction boom


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
CONSTRUCTION on the
island of San Salvador appears
to be booming, the island's
administrator telling Tribune
Business that he has seen a
flood of applications coming
into his office.
Jordan Ritchie said he hopes
that the recent announcement
by Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham, of the Government's
plans to stimulate rural devel-
opment through the Family
Island Development Act-
designed to facilitate develop-
ment and stimulate economies
on the lesser developed islands
- will ensure the current upward
trend continues.
"It is a positive start in the
right direction. Things are slow
nationwide, and the cost of liv-
ing is only increasing. The coun-
try is crying out for relief," he
said.
Mr Ritchie said the proposed
benefits will improve San Sal-
vador's economy by allowing
persons to develop small guest


houses, fishing villages and oth-
er construction projects.
"I have always felt that farm-
ers and fishermen are our most
independent business persons
and that they need help," he
said of the Government's deci-
sion to allow duty free and
excise tax free import of any
machinery used for the clear-
ing of land for farming or con-
struction.
"Why are we importing so
many things that we can be
growing here?" he asked.
Mr Ritchie said that at the
moment, prices on San Sal-
vador are skyrocketing. As of
Friday, gas on the island was a
staggering $6.10 per gallon.
The bright side for San Sal-
vador, he said, was the fact that
construction was booming.
"We are seeing a number of
applications come in, particu-
larly for second home owners
from the United States and
Canada, who want to invest on
the island. Additionally, many
locals, particularly those who
are employed at Club Med, are
building their own homes. I am
getting plans in every week,"
the administrator said.


Mr Ritchie said he has also
received plans for apartment
buildings, and said many of the
properties being built are quite
large.
The picture on Long Island
is a little different. Lana Russell,
a building supply store owner,
said that presently things were
slow, but the new legislation
should ease the burden
Bahamians are experiencing.
"Prices are high," she said,
noting that gas was $5.90 a gal-
lon. "I think we need to go back
to riding horses, she joked.
Ms Russell said she hoped
I'e Family Islands Develop-
;nt Act would be beneficial to
the island, but had some con-
cerns regarding its implemen-
tation.
She said that in the past with
tax relief, residents did not ful-
ly take advantage of the exemp-
tions offered, while foreigners
and second home owners
received the majority of the
benefits.
Ms Russell felt the exemp-
tions should be made for
Bahamians only, as persons
coming into the islands were
able to secure their financing


abroad prior to construction
starting.
Mr Ingraham said the Gov-
ernment intends to adopt the
new legislation and have it
enter into effect on July 1, 2008.
The Act will provide the fol-
lowing concessions for individ-
uals investing in the named
islands: Duty free and Excise
Tax free import of all construc-
tion material to be
used fdr the construction of a
new building; or for the reha-
bilitation,
remodeling or extension of a
new or existing building; and
Duty free and Excise Tax free
import of any machinery used
for the clearing of land for
farming or construction carried
out in any of the Family Islands
specified.
Islands to benefit from this
law are: Sweetings Cay and
Water Cay (Grand Bahama);
Grand Cay and Moores Island
(Abaco); Current Island
(Eleuthera); Andros; Cat
Island; San Salvador; Rum Cay,
Long Island; Crooked Island;
Long Cay; Acklins; Ragged
Island and Cays; Mayaguana;
and Inagua.


Excise Tax will 'never fool' WTO


FROM page 1B


round and say what was levied on goods
coming into this nation were not tariffs.
Yet the former minister of state for
finance felt this approach would not bring
the Bahamas much joy, telling The Tri-
bune: "It's a tariff by another name. If they
get away with it, it would be really good."
He pointed out that by traditional defin-
ition, Excise taxes were imposed on goods
produced for internal consumption, "but
we don't have that production base".
"I hope we c get away with it, but I've,,
been negotiating with these guys [interna-
tional trade negotiators] for a number of


years before," Mr Smith said. "They're very
sharp, and you don't pull stuff like this on
them.
"We're saying it's not a tariff, but it's still
an ad valorem charge based on goods
imported at the border. By any definition,
it's a tariff." Indeed, the Excise Tax rates
will be the same as those levied under the
existing customs duty regime, and will still
be levied on goods coming in at the border.
Persuade
If the Bahamas is unable to persuade the
WTO, and the likes of US, European and
Canadian trade negotia' rs, that the Excise
STax is.not merely an hiport tariff in dis-
guise, it will have no choice but to initiate
wholesale reform of its tax system.


To cope with the strain international
trade agreements will undoubtedly impose
on the Bahamian tax system, Mr Smith said
this nation could take a leaf out of Barba-
dos's book. Its fellow Caribbean nation
increased its import tariffs just before it
signed up to the WTO, so that the subse-
quent rate reductions did not bits as deeply.
Yet Mr Smith said that "sooner or later",
the Bahamas would have to address the
need to comprehensively reform its tax sys-
tem, either through introducing a sales or
value-added (VAT) tax.
Among products to be exempted from
the Excise Tax Act are motor vehicles
imported to the Bahamas for use as taxi
cabs, with owners of such vehicles only able
to exploit this concession once every five
years.


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NOTICE is hereby given that BENSON JOSEPH ISMY
of No 19 Flamingo Gardens, 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 2ND day of
JUNE 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


The American Embassy is presently considering applications for the
following position:


CUSTODIAN

Performs a wide range of janitorial duties throughout the Embassy.
Works alone, or as a part of a group, under the Facilities Management
Supervisor. Assist with other trades as required.

This position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

- Completion of elementary and secondary schools is required.
- At least one year experience in the janitorial field is required.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

-Must have basic knowledge of the janitorial field and of products
used in the cleaning of buildings.
Must have the ability to use all machinery and tools connected
with the job function.
Must have a friendly, pleasant personality.

BENEFITS PROVIDED INCLUDE:

The successful candidate will be offered an excellent compensation
package including performance-based incentives, medical and dental
insurance, life insurance, pension and opportunities for training and
development.

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or U.S. citizens who are eligible
for employment under Bahamian laws and regulations.

Application forms are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday
through Friday at the security area of the American Embassy, Queen
Street. Completed applications should be returned to the United States
Embassy: addressed to the Human Resources Office no later than,
June 5, 2008.

Telephone calls will not be accepted.


The Moorings Bahamas invites applications from suitably
qualified couples/person for the following position:-

CAPTAIN & HOSTESS

CAPTAIN-QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Applicants should possess:

* Technical qualifications & proven skills across the full range of yacht
systems including diesel engines and electrical systems; electrons,
refrigeration, rigging and cosmetic repairs.
* Experience in the charter industry.
SA pleasant personality and customer service skills.
* Sailing skills.
* Good attention to detail.

HOSTESS-QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Applicants should possess:

* Prepare a variety of meals including: Mediterranean, European,
American and Bahamian dishes.
* Experience in the charter industry.
* A pleasant personality and customer service skills.
* Acute attention to detail

DUTIES
The successful applicants will be expected to:

* Service and maintain their live aboard yacht to company standards,
working to deadlines.
* Keep full maintenance records.
* Liaise with The Morrings technical department.

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Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and be
within the normal range for the industry.

This position will be challenging to the successful candidates who must
be self motivating, hardworking and flexible; prepared to assist in every
way to ensure customer satisfaction.

This position is an excellent opportunity for person willing to move to
Marsh Harbour in order to offer a professional service in the hospitality
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PAGE 6B, MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


Immigration raid spurs calls for action vs. owners


0 By DAVID PITT
AP Business Writer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)
- After the biggest immigra-
tion raid in US history, hun-
dreds of workers have been sen-
tenced but not- one company
official as yet faces any charges
- something critics say is typi-
cal of a federal government that
is tough on employees but easy
on owners.
Worker advocates and law-


makers say the fact that nearly
400 workers were arrested in
the May 12 raid at the
Agriprocessors Inc. plant in
Postville or more than one-
third of the total number of
employees proves that com-
pany officials must have known
they were hiring illegal immi-
grants.
"Until we enforce our immi-
gration laws equally against
both employers and employees
who break the law, we will con-


I aiur se 45
Q I rftrs e o 2.4 m


FROM page 1B
million the year before, with net
premiums (after reinsurance)
of $16.668 million some 16.3 per
cent up on the year before.
That represented a more than
$2 million positive swing on the
$14.353 million in net premium
income earned during the three
months to March 31, 2007. And
it was more than enough to off-
set the $1.063 million turn-
around in unrealized investment
gains/losses on Family
Guardian's investment portfo-
lio.
Some analysts had been
expecting that the value
declined suffered by Family
Guardian's investment portfolio
might take 2008 first quarter net
income lower than prior year
comparatives, so the results are
likely to exceed market expec-
tations.
Unrealised gains refer to the
appreciation in value of a com-
pany's investment holdings,
without the company having
cashed in on this by liquidating
the investment. Yet these hold-
ings can also depreciate in val-
ue, too.
Driven by the depreciation in
value of many BISX-listed equi-
ties, Family Guardian saw the
value of its investment holdings
decline by $441,118 in the 2008
first quarter, compared to a
$621,847 gain in the 2007 first
quarter.
Total income for the three
months to March 31, 2008, was
$19.91 million, a 7 per cent
increase upon the prior year's
$18.684 million, and strong
enough to offset just over a $1
million increase in total policy-
holder benefits and expenses.
In his message to sharehold-
ers, FamGuard chairman Nor-
bert Boissiere said both the
claims experience and opera-


tional expenses were at budget-
ed levels for the 2008 first quar-
ter, with operating income up
58 per cent.
Total policyholder benefits
rose by 35 per cent to $9.193
million, compared to $6.843 mil-
lion the year before. Reinsur-
ance recoveries, though, helped
reduce the increase in net poli-
cyholder benefits to 27 per year-
on-year.
Helping to mitigate the sharp
increase in total policyholder
benefits was Family Guardian's
ability to contain commission
expense, which actually fell
slightly year-on-year despite the
increased premium sales.
FamGuard's 2008 first quar-
ter performance came off the
back of a, successful fiscal 2007,
during which net income to
ordinary shareholders increased
by 36 per cent to $7.282 million,
compared to $5.375 million the
year before.
With total policyholder ben-
efits well contained, Family
Guardian saw gross premium
revenues rise by 11 per cent,
going from $57.884 million to
$63.902 million. Net premium
income, accounting for reinsur-
ance premiums, rose 10 per cent
to $59.494 million.
The strong Bahamian equity
'market performance in 2007
also contributed to FamGuard's
showing, with the unrealized
appreciation in value of its
investment portfolio increasing
by more thin $1 million to
$2.307 million.
One minor concern was that
at year-end 2007, some 8 per
cent or $4.175 million of Fam-
Guard's $56 million mortgage
portfolio was non-performing,
meaning that they were 90 days
past due. This compared to the
$2.437 million worth or mort-
gage loans that were past due at
year-end 2006.


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tinue to have a problem with
immigration," said U.S. Rep.
Bruce Braley, an Iowa Democ-
rat whose district borders
Postville.
Such raids are designed to get
headlines and make it appear
that the federal government is
cracking down on illegal immi-
gration, said Frank Sharry,
executive director of the immi-
gration reform group Ameri-
ca's Voice. But he says even
those who think enforcement is
the answer can't seriously
believe the 12 million illegal
immigrants in the U.S. can be
arrested and deported.
"Even if you wanted to pur-
sue an imbalanced enforce-
ment-first strategy, the only
thoughtful way to do it would
be to go after employers, make
examples of them and try to
scare other employers into com-
pliance," he said. "They're not
doing that."
The owner of the Postville
plant, Aaron Rubashkin, has
said that the company is con-
ducting its own investigation
"into the circumstances which
led to the recent work site
enforcement action, and is fully
cooperating with the govern-
ment." He said the company
could not respond to specific
allegations due to pending legal
issues.
Court documents filed by an
Immigration and Customs
Enforcement agent prior to the
raid at the Postville plant indi-
cate that authorities believed
company supervisors were vio-
lating a number of federal laws
including harboring illegal
immigrants. An application and
affidavit for search warrant
alleged that:
Based on 2007 fourth-quar-
ter payroll reports, about 78 per
cent of Agriprocessors' 968
workers were using false or
fraudulent Social Security num-
bers in connection with their
employment.
Agriprocessors was notified
by the Social Security Adminis-
tration in five separate letters
of 500 Social Security number
discrepancies for each tax year
from 2000 to 2005.
A Department of Trans-
portation investigation found
that an Agriprocessors super-
visor was forcing workers to buy
cars from him and allegedly reg-
istered the cars under falsified
identities. An investigator found'
at least 200 cars were bought in
this manner.
The Iowa Department of
Labor uncovered workplace
safety problems including 39
citations since last October.
Fines of around $182,000 were
reduced on Tuesday to $42,750
after the company agreed to
correct some of the violations,
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handling of blood-borne
pathogens.
Allegations of child labor
law violations are under inves-
tigation by the state. The inves-
tigation was initially halted by
the ICE raid, but have resumed,
said Iowa Workforce Develop-
ment spokeswoman Kerry
Koonce. If confirmed, the vio-
lations could be prosecuted as
misdemeanors under state law.
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration logs
show records of incidents that
led to five amputations, dozens
of reports of broken bones, eye
injuries and hearing loss at the
plant between 2001 and 2006.
Immigration officials said the
389 arrests at the plant meant it
was the largest single-site immi-
gration raid in U.S. history. Of
those arrested, 297 pleaded
guilty and were sentenced. The
guilty pleas included use of false
identification documents to
obtain employment, false use
of a Social Security number or
cards and unlawful re-entry into
the United States.
About 60 of the workers tak-
en into custody were released
for humanitarian reasons and
do not face criminal charges,
while 20 others were detained
on immigration violations only
and face deportation proceed-
ings, said Bob Teig, spokesman
for the U.S. attorney's office in
the Iowa's northern district.
Five other defendants did not
enter pleas and have cases
pending in U.S. District Court
in Cedar Rapids.
The large number of people
arrested, coupled with the alle-
gations against Agriprocessors,
has led some to conclude that
the company is at least as cul-
pable as the workers.
"I'll be interested to see if
federal authorities will be bring-
ing any charges against the
employer," Braley said in a tele-
phone interview.
Braley has questioned the
cost of the Postville raid as well
as an operation at Swift & Co..
plants in Marshalltown and five
other Midwest cities in 2006.
Although federal agents arrest-
ed about 1,300 workers in raids
at the Swift plants, Braley noted
that no top company officials
were charged.
Immigration and Customs
Enforcement officials told Bra.
ley they didn'thave a cqst esti-
mate for the Swift raids.
Although it primarily has
been Democrats who have
questioned why few company
officials are charged in immi-
gration raids, the Republican
congressman who represents
Postville also expressed disap-
pointment about how that oper-
ation was handled.
James Carstensen, a
spokesman for Rep. Tom Lath-
am, said he views the raid as a
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which is suffering economically.
"It's a tragedy of an immi-
gration system that is absolute-
ly broken and the tragedy of an
enforcement system that is
probably not working as effec-
tively as promised by the Bush
administration," Carstensen
said.
Rep. Timothy Bishop, D-
New York, raised concerns
about the federal action during
a May 20 hearing of the Work-
force Protections Subcommit-
tee of the House Committee on
Education and Labor.
"Is it not reasonable to
assume that if over a third of
the work force employed at this
plant violated labor law in one
form or another that manage-
ment has to have some com-
plicity in those violations?" he
asked James Spero, a deputy
assistant director for Immigra-
tion and Customs Enforcement.
Spero answered that he
couldn't comment on a poten-
tial ongoing investigation but
said' immigration enforcement
at workplaces does include
investigations into violations by
management and owners.
"The goal for our work site
operations is to target and
develop cases against the egre-
gious employers who are com-
mitting violations," he said.
Spero said investigations of
the employers often take more
time, and noted that agents in
Postville had search warrants
and seized numerous docu-
ments from the company.
Kelly Nantel, a spokeswoman
for the agency, said in a state-
ment that it targets employers
who knowingly hire illegal
aliens, but "must build work-
site investigations in stages.
"Developing sufficient evi-
dence against employers
requires complex, white-collar
crime investigations that can


Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Supreme Court
Common Law and Equity Division


take years to bear fruit," she
said.
- The agency said it filed crim-
inal charges against more than
90 individuals in company
supervisory positions last year.
That is out of a total of 863 peo-
ple who were charged with
crimes during the year and 4,000
administrative arrests.
Agriprocessors, established
in 1987 when Brooklyn, N.Y.,
butcher Aaron Rubashkin
bought a shuttered meatpack-
ing plant, is now the nation's
largest kosher meatpacking
facility. The owner's son,
Sholom Rubashkin, has;been
running the Postville operation.
However, the company said
in its statement that it was seek-
ing a new chief executive for
the Postville operation.
"The best course of action for
the company, its employees, the
local community and our cus-.
tomers is to bring new leader-
ship to Agriprocessors,"
Rubashkin said in the state-
ment.
The plant was closed on the
day of the raid, but resumed
operation the next day at a
reduced level.
Company officials said they
were hiring replacement.
employees and were working
with immigration officials to
"help us bolster our compliance
efforts to employ only properly
documented employees."






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IN THE MATTER of ALL THAT piece, parcel or lot land being known as lot
number (16) Sixteen and Block Number nineteen (19) Centreville District of
the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the commonwealth of the
Bahamas as shown on the Nassau Master Plan in the department of Lands
and Surveys.
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IN THE MATTER of the Petition of JULIETTE RAMSEY

NOTICE
JUIETTE RASEY, the Petitioner pieces parcels or Lots of Land hereinbe-
fore has made Application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas under section 3 Of the Quieting of Titles Act to have the Title of the
said pieces parcels or lots of land investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared. In a certificate of Title to be granted by the court in
accordance with the Provisions of the Act Notice is hereby given that any person
having a right of Dower or an adverse Claim not to recognize in the Petition shall
within (30) days after the appearance of notice
Herein filed in the Registry of the Supreme Court in the city of Nassau aforesaid
and served on the Petitioners or the undersigned a statement of his claim in the
prescribed form, verified by an Affidavit to be filled therewith. Failure of any such
person to file and serve a statement of claim within (30) days Herein will operate
as a bar to such claim

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Ramses Building
23 Plantol Street
Nassau, The Bahamas





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Ninth Annual

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an Essay Competition as one of the activities
for the Ninth Annual Public Service Week.
The Competition is open to Junior and Senior
School Students.

Students interested in participating should
write a,250 300 words (Junior High), and 450
500 words (Senior High), essay on the topic;
"The Public Service Focused on Improving
Customer Services".

The deadline for entries, which should be
referred to the attention of Ms. Antoinette
Thompson, Deputy Permanent Secretary,
Department of Public Service, is Friday 27th
June, 2008.

A Dell Desktop 2400 computer system will be
awarded to the winner in each category.

The winners will be announced during the Ninth
Annual Public Service Week Awards Ceremony
scheduled for 11th October, 2008.


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our team.

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Strong Marketing Strategies
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Thorough working knowledge of programs such as
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open on Cat Island


BANK of The Bahamas International
will officially open its full-service branch
in New Bight, Cat Island, on June 5..
It will be the institution's 12th full-
service branch, and expands its national
network to seven islands, including New
Providence, Grand Bahama, Exuma,
Inagua, San Salvador and Andros, where
it has branches in Mangrove Cay and
Kemp's Bay.


"Bank of The Bahamas is proud to be
the first bank to serve the residents of
Cat Island, who in the past either had the
government offices to rely on or flew to
Nassau to do their banking," said Paul
McWeeney, its managing director.
"As a Bahamian institution, we recog-
nise and accept our responsibility to
serve as many communities as possible,
even when they are remote. As a pub-


licly-held company with shareholders to
whom we are responsible, we are also
keenly aware of the need to balance that
responsibility with financial prudence.
In the case of Cat Island, we believe we
will be able to satisfy both roles, and
that the presence of Bank of the
Bahamas will help the island develop,
serving a national as well as local goal."
The Cat Island branch is a 3,325-


square foot facility located in the Neigh-
bourhood Shopping Centre on Queen's
Highway. The manager is veteran banker
Elma Bain, who served as assistant man-
ager, Thompson Boulevard Branch, pri-
or to being named manager of the new
branch. Born in Long Island, Mrs. Bain
has been with Bank of The Bahamas
and its predecessor, Bank of Montreal,
for 27 years.


Freeport suffers on loan quality 'deterioration'


FROM page 1B
These factors, Mr Sunderji
said, would ensure that com-
mercial banking sector liquidity
- the availability of surplus
assets for onward lending pur-
poses remained "quite good",
while the foreign currency
reserves now stood at over $700
million, boosted by events such
as the Government's $100 mil-
lion foreign currency bond
issue.
"We think the economy will
be more reasonable than we
originally anticipated, simply
because of the liquidity in the
system, with these infrastruc-
ture projects materially making
up for deterioration in the


tourism sector," Mr Sunderji
told The Tribune.
"We're cautiously optimistic
that the economy will be in rea-
sonable shape through 2008,
and move to some modest
recovery in 2009."
Although Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham announced in
the 2008-2009 Budget commu-
nication that the Government
had revised downwards its 2008
gross domestic product (GDP)
growth projection for the
Bahamian economy, dropping
it to 2 per cent for 2008, and 2.5
per cent for 2009, it is not hard
to find Mr Sunderji's reasons
for optimism.
Apart from the $400 million
Lynden Pindling International


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ROLLE of #37 INSPIRATION ROAD, IMPERIAL PARK,
CARMICHEAL ROAD, P.O. BOX FH-14670, 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 2ND day of JUNE 2008 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-
7147, Nassau, Bahamas.






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The Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)

Limited is pleased to notify all shareholders that
based on audited financial results for the year

ended December 31, 2007 and on un-audited results

for the quarter ended March 31, 2008, a dividend of
$0.02 per ordinary share has been declared .to be

paid on June 25, 2008 to all shareholders of record

as of June 10, 2008.
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Airport (LPIA) upgrade, and
$110 million New Providence
Road Improvement Project, Mr
Ingraham announced that con-
struction work would begin on
new government office com-
plexes in Nassau, Freeport and
Abaco in this Budget year.
Other planned works include
a new Judicial complex and con-
verting the former City Mar-
kets building on Market Street
into the new home for the Reg-
istrar General's Department,
plus the Business Licence and
Valuation Units. Overall, the
Government could be the
biggest construction developer
in the Bahamas during 2008.
Still, Mr Sunderji, who is also
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) chief
executive, told The Tribune that:
Bahamian commercial banks
would have "to be vigilant and
monitor the situation as the
economy slows" with regard to
their loan portfolio and asset
quality.
Speaking in the wake of FIN-
CO's announcement that it had
increased its loan loss provisions
for the 2008 first half by almost
$4 million compared to 2007
comparatives, something that
dropped its net income by 37
per cent, Mr Sunderji said: "As
a general observation, there has
been some deterioration in asset
quality. It's not significant
enough or material enough for
us to be concerned about......
"It's nothing alarming, but we
have seen pockets of deteriora-
tion taking place, particularly
in Freeport. As the economy
slows down, people lose their
jobs."
Bank and trust company
licence fees will more than dou-
ble in the 2008-2009 fiscal year,
rising from just over $12 mil-
lion in the current year to $25
million, a more than 100 per
cent increase that Mr Sunderji
would fall solely on the com-
mercial banks.
However, he said the clear-
ing banks did not believe the
fee increase was "unreason-
able", given that they collec-
tively generated more than $300
million in profits during 2007.
Nor would the increase prompt
the commercial banks to
increase the fees and charges
they levied on customers to
compensate for the tax rise.
"The increase in fees, com-


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Deborah LIGHTBOURNE
Keyno MACKEY
Aubrey MAJOR
Thelma MAJOR
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pared to profits, was not unrea-
sonable," Mr Sunderji said. "I
think it was fair. I don't think
the banks will protest the
increase. I think it was reason-
able.
"The point was made about
being consulted more on it, but
by and large the industry has
accepted the increase in fees."
Explaining how the fees
worked, Mr Sunderji said the
amount a commercial bank paid
depended on the size of the
institution and its assets. The
commercial banks had suffered
no fee increases since the mid-
1990s
"The larger the bank, the
higher the percentage fee," he
added, saying there were dif-
ferent fees for banks with less
than $250 million in assets,
between $250-$500 million in
assets, less than $1 billion in
assets and $2 billion in assets.
When asked whether the fee
increase would cause the banks
to raise their own fees and
charges levied upon consumers,
Mr Sunderji said: "I don't
believe so. It's a highly compet-
itive market, and I don't think
banks will take the risk of pass-
ing the fee increase on to con-
sumers, as they can take their
business and go elsewhere."
Instead, their increasing
assets bases would more than
compensate Bahamian com-
mercial banks for the Govern-
ment fee rise.


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NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF LOUISE ELIZABETH
TOOTE TYNES late of Warwick Terrace, Bail-
lou Hills Estates in the Western District, in the
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands in
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claims or demands against the above-
named Estate are requested to send the same duly
certified to the undersigned on or before
Monday the 30th day of June 2008 after which
the Personal Representative will proceed to
distribute the assets of the Deceased among the
persons entitled thereto having regard only to the
claims of which the Personal Representative shall
then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are requested
to make full settlement on or before the date
hereinbefore mentioned.

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Gibson is on course

for another disaster


FROM page 10


unspecified forms of STD, sexu-
al waywardness can bring poten-
tially fatal health problems for
more than the perpetrator.
Finally, those who seek to
enter public life in The Bahamas
have a special responsibility to
set an example because this is a
society in which the conse-
quences of poor choices are so
evident. How many Bahamian
MPs, Cabinet ministers and sen-
ators are uncompromised in this
respect? Who can truly set him-
self up as an example to follow?
Which brings us back to-Mr
Gibson and his crusade to
expose the truth.
Mr Gibson must know, and is
evidently prepared to take the
risk, that his action will bring
savage reprisals. By instigating
such a process, he will by impli-
cation be claiming the moral
high ground. Will he be able to
hold it?
If certain FNM members have
been guilty of sexual indiscre-
tions, there is no doubt somejn
the PLP have, too. In fact, expo-
sure of sexual behaviour among
some in Opposition is likely to
turn up so much evidence of gay
promiscuity that it's doubtful the
PLP could survive the shame of
it, especially in a culture which is
outwardly opposed to the homo-
sexual lifestyle.
It's hard to see who can bene-
fit from this exercise, except
those who glory in gossip and
salivate at the prospect of scan-
dal. It is surely enough that Gib-
son's threat will at least give rise
to moments of reflection and
prompt politicians on both sides
to ask themselves what they
have contributed to the moral
welfare of The Bahamas.
There is no doubt this warning
has caused discomfiture among
the guilty. There has already
been much talk about whether
the embittered ex-minister
would be allowed by the Speak-
er to proceed with his mission
of disclosure. And there are
reports that wiser heads have
already advised caution.
However, my suspicion is that
Mr Gibson is more bluff and
bluster than substance. I believe


the puffed-up former minister
will quickly deflate when he
begins, to ponder the possible
outcome of his threats.
By disclosing the alleged sex-
ual lapses of his political foes,
he will be lifting the curtain on
some of his own colleagues' even
more grotesque behaviour, much
of it already staple fare for the
chattering classes, who know
exactly where all their unusual
proclivities lie.
It's interesting to note how
quickly the PLP's threatened
exposure of the school sex scan-
dal evaporated when the FNM
was said to have exposure plans
of its own relating to the late
designer Harl Taylor and his
address book.
Taylor's social connections
inside the PLP were extensive.
Not many of them were unchal-
lengeably heterosexual.
Once again, Mr Gibson needs
to seek advice from his senior
colleagues before committing
himself to the reckless course he
has set himself. He needs some-
one like Perry Christie to tap his
head, calm him down, and tell
him that parliament is not a
place to vent his spleen and air
personal grievances.
Meanwhile, in Golden Gates,
his long-suffering constituency,
they are already asking them-
selves what he is thinking about,
why he is giving more time to
settling old scores than solving
their very real community prob-
lems and serving their needs.
They are wondering why it's
hard to reach his constituency
office, why he's rarely there
when needed, and why he feels
compelled to expose the FNM's
sexual secrets now that the Anna
Nicole scandal is, literally, dead
and buried.
"Gibson means it," a PLP
source told INSIGHT, clearly
relishing the prospect of his rev-
elations, "He's the kind of guy
who does what he says he's
gonna do. He don't care where
the chips fall. He don't care who
suffer. He's a man who will tell it
like it is."
Okay, let's see. But don't hold
your breath..
What do you think?, Fax 328-
2398 or e-mail jmarquis@tri-
bunemedia.net


FEEDBACK


Re: Harmless eccentric
(Huntington Hartford)
READING of the simple funeral of
Huntington Hartford, I could not help
but reflect on the nature of excessive
money and the kind of people it
attracts.
This man was exploited shamelessly
in life by hundreds of hangers-on. But
his departure was quiet and low-key,
as though most of those who profited
from him had long forgotten about
him and moved on.-
I refuse to believe that Hartford
was a happy man.,He must have
known better than anyone just how
flawed the human race is. He was
probably glad to be out of it.
Expat observer
IT'S a shame that Hartford squan-
dered his fortune in the way he did,
instead of investing it in the kind of
causes that would ease the burdens of
those less fortunate than himself.
There are many geniunely good
causes in this world, but his money
went on nonsense and silly extrava-
gances that attracted only the worst
kind of predators. How sad and what
a waste...
Jean, Prospect
MOST of us could have lived our
entire lives quite happily on just a tiny
fraction of Hartford's fortune. Yet he,
poor soul, was left lying in an empty
room all alone when his money had
gone. All his so-called "friends" had
deserted him when he was most in
need. There are lessons here for us all.
CB, West Bay
I READ your recent articles on
Huntington Hartford. They are very
revealing and were written in your
clear and distinctive style. I trust you
will expand this subject into a full
novel! '
I really enjoyed your book Blood
and Fire and am presently reading
Papa Doc Portrait of a Haitian
Tyrant. Where can I find the one on
Anna Nicole? Keep up the good
work!
Regards,
-GER


THE FRONT PAGE of the May 26 edition of
INSIGHT...

John Marquis replies: The Anna
Nicole book was delayed by the
inquest into Daniel Smith's death. I
am hoping it will appear next year.
SO much for money. Soaked by
hangers-on throughout his life, poor
old Hunt died a virtually forgotten
man.
It all goes to show that not only is
money the root of all evil, it also
attracts the worst kind of people.
Verulam, Freeport
I KNEW Huntington Hartford
many years ago. He was a very pleas-
ant man and saw himself as a thinker
and philosopher, someone with a mis-
sion to add something to mankind's
miserable portion.
However, it was clear, even then,
that he was surrounded by so-called
'advisers' who were robbing him
blind. Hunt was a victim of his own
good fortune and, it has to be said, his
own very trusting and innocent
nature.
His life had a message for all of us, I
think. It also exposed the nature of an
exploitative age.
JRM, European reader


I SUGGEST that Atlantis erect a
proper memorial to Huntington Hart-
ford, probably near his beloved Clois-
ters. The man was a true visionary
and a force for good, whatever his
personal shortcomings. He was
undoubtedly part of Bahamas history,
and in a very positive sense.
AB Moss
AS a young Bahamian with an
inquiring mind, thank you for the
piece on Mr Hartford. This is part of
our history which is rarely taught, yet
his life was so fascinating and so much
part of ours in that he brought glam-
our to Nassau and put Paradise Island
on the world map.
-James Robinson
Re: There is still time to beat crime
LIKE your article on the history of
the PLP, your article on crime and
another on the same subject written
some months ago ought to be print-
ed as special booklets, or pamphlets,
for distribution in our schools.
It is unfortunate that material of
this kind should be restricted to a
newspaper which, having been read, is
then cast away. All of this is history in
the making and deserving of preserva-
tion.
-J L Smith, Winton
I BELIEVE strongly, as do you,
that callous killers and those killing in
pursuit of other crimes should hang.
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* 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.
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statutory regulations.
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REQUIRED SKILLS AND SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

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* 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:

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P.O. Box F-42666
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EX-MINISTER Shane Gibson says he has hired private investigators

to expose the sexual waywardness of FNM parliamentarians. If he

is foolish enough to crack open this particular Pandora's Box,

few will escape the consequences. INSIGHT reports...
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* By JOHN MARQUIS
Managing Editor
I t is no secret that several MPs on both
sides of the House of Assembly have pri-
vate lives that do not lend themselves to
close scrutiny. ,
Every senior figure in the press knows who's
doing what to whom, who has outside children,
who has more than one domestic arrangement,
who swings:both ways, and who doesn't share a
bed with his wife anymore.
Now, however, a former Cabinet member is
threatening to "go public" with this informa-
tion, using parliamentary privilege to detonate
an explosion under the corridors of power
almost as big as the one contemplated by Guy
Fawkes 400 years ago.
The fall-out could be devastating, not only
for the individuals concerned, but also their
families, the dignity of parliament, the integrity
of our political system and, of course, the via-
bility of this society as a whole.
The declaration by former housing and immi-
gration minister Shane Gibson that he is draw-.
ing up a dossier of adulterers and philanderers
in government has caused much fluttering in
the hen-coop but is rot welcomed by all.
On the contrary, he has few supporters in
this madcap venture, even among members of
his own party. The only ones cajoling him to car-
ry on are the usual assemblage 6f reprobates,
headbangers, wasters and thugs who occupy
the outer fringes of the PLP.
Saner members of the party regard his threat
as ill-judged, misconceived, self-destructive and
not to put too fine a point on it moronic and
asinine in the extreme..
The intelligence is, however, that Mr Gibson
Sis not joking. Still smouldering from last year's
Anna Nicole Smith scandal, when he was pho-
tographed embracing the late cover girl on a
bed at her Nassau mansion, the ex-minister is, it
seems, hell-bent on revenge.
He has hired investigators to compile details
of who's "sweethearting" whom, where they
Share doing it, what time of day they get round to'
it, and anything else he can muster to cause
maximum embarrassment.
What will emerge, it seems, if the more lurid
stories are to be believed, is something akin to
the Kama Sutra, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Loli-
ta and The Confessions of Frank Harris, with
Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer thrown in for
good measure.
At the end of it all, few in parliament will be
able to wear the prefix "The Honourable" with
any semblance of credibility. Where Mr Gibson
himself will stand among the rubble of ruined
reputations has yet to be determined.
Gibson, a man whose judgment was serious-
ly questioned (with good reason) during his five
years in office, is unlikely to emerge from this
Affair smelling of lavender.
For a start, his action proves beyond doubt
what I have long suspected that he is inca-
pable of grasping what he did wrong as immi-
gration minister, when he processed Anna
Nicole's residency permit in 21 days, saying he
would have done it in 24 hours if he could.
He hasn't even got the nous to understand


that fast-tracking a starlet's permit, then being
pictured up close and personal on her bed, does
not sit well with the scores of people who have
been waiting 12 years or more for their immi-
gration status to be confirmed.
SBlinded by his own arrogance, hamstrung by
what appeared to be extreme stupidity, he did in
2006 what he believed his position entitled him
to do, without any reference to his superiors, and
no accountability to society at large.
His poor judgment led to his high-profile res-
ignation, the fall of the PLP government and the
astonishing claim, made on television, that I
had tried to break-up his marriage, simply by
publishing one of the most electrifying front
pages in The Tribune's history.
Now, still stung by his humiliation, Gibson is
set to blunder into another situation from which
he will not be able to extricate himself. How the


heck did this guy ever get into parliament in
the first place?
If, however, the parliamentary explosion does
occur, it will serve The Bahamas in at least one
very important respect. It will expose the deep
fissures in family life here, the appalling suffer-
ing caused by infidelity, and the shameful behav-
ioural standards of people in prominent posi-
tions that lie right at the root of Nassau's worst
social problems.
The fact that parliament is far from immune
from the personal failings that contribute so
much to the deterioration of this society is
alarming in itself. But whatever Gibson has up
his sleeve, it is unlikely to come as much of a sur-
prise. That is part of the problem.
Some Bahamian men consider it macho, a
validation of their gender, to achieve sexual
congress with as many women as possible in


the shortest available time. There is a "nod and
Swink" culture of approval among fellow men
that encourages the trend. Some even describe
it as a "black cultural thing" the product of
African tribalism, in which the village assumed
responsibility for all children produced by casu-
al gratification of the sexual impulse.
With the imposition of Christian puritanism
by European colonisers, what had for genera-
tions been considered natural behaviour was
outlawed. Thus, polygamy, adultery, promiscu-
ity and any perceived deviancy in sexual behav-
iour caused guilt, anxiety and all round misery,
primarily for those whose domestic stability was
most affected.
In the context of modern western society,
therefore, such behaviour has far-reaching, and
extremely disturbing, consequences. Consider
the following:
Every act of infidelity by a married man,
parliamentarian or not, in today's society has the
potential to cause untold misery not only for
his wife, but any children of their union. The
breakdown in trust, the betrayal of love, presents
a virtually insurmountable obstacle for the suc-
cess of family relationships from that point on.
Secondly, dysfunctional families are the
cause of most of The Bahamas' major social
problems, including crime. Parliamentarians
who proclaim themselves higher than the rest of
us by seeking our votes are expected to be
beyond reproach. That's why the word "hon-
ourable" precedes their names. They should,
therefore, be leading the way in showing how
families ought to be, instead of contributing to
this country's slide towards domestic disinte-
gration and social chaos.
Serial womanising, far from being a valida-
tion of masculinity, is actually the exact opposite.
It is a sign of sexual ambivalence, usually of
outright bi-sexuality, and is often accompanied
by a tendency towards wife-beating. Ask any
properly trained psychologist or psychiatrist
and he or she will confirm this.
Wives who are betrayed by their menfolk
are diminished by the experience. They are
ridiculed behind their backs, and regarded as
long-suffering, and ultimately despicable, pos-
sibly even undesirable, victims of their hus-
bands' irresponsible behaviour. To be unfaithful
to a wife is to declare her virtually worthless.
Children of unfaithful men not only suffer
appalling misery over.the fact itself, they are
derided by school contemporaries, especially if
they carry the additional burden of illegitimacy.
The lifelong psychological damage caused can
Affect every aspect of the victim's existence,
from their career to their own future relation-
Sships. When a father is unfaithful to his wife, he
is unfaithful to his children, too.
; Philandering in today's climate carries many
more severe health penalties than ever before.
At one time, promiscuity could mean relatively
low-risk sexually-transmitted diseases. Today,
HIV brought home by a straying husband can
infect not only the wife, but the couple's unborn
children as well, with the potential to kill. Along
with genital herpes, gonorrhea and other

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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Division 5
Snug Corner, Hard Hill and Mason's Bay
In the Acklins District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

.1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Mason's Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Stephen Wilson
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Division 6
Pompey Bay, Spring Point, Delectable Bay,
Morant Bay and Binnacle Hill
In the Acklins District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Mason's Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request'of any person registered as a voter for. the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Stephen Wilson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Division 7
Salina Point
The Acklins District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Mason's Bay, between the hours of nine.in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election,

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Stephen Wilson
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Division 4
Lovely Bay, Chesters, Pine Field and Anderson
The Acklins District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Mason's Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid 'or"any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. Iif the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th .
June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Clemon-Ferguson
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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Andros Constituency Polling Division 8
The Berry Islands District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for five (5) Member of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Berry Islands, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or ihiy"day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Cleveland Ramsey
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End & Bimini Constituency Polling Divisions 8, 9, 10 & 11
The Bimini District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for nine (9) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Alice Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
Son Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
Sthe place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will. at the request of any person registered. as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Sherick Ellis
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 1
Highbourne Cay, Staniel Cay and Rat Cay
The Black Point District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

S2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Black Point, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Clemon Ferguson .
RETURNING OFFICER.

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 2
Black Point
The Black Point District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Black Point, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 3
Farmer's Cay and Darby Island
The Black Point District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Black Point, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Clemon Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Divisions 3, 4, 5, 13A, 14 &15
In the City of Freeport District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Freeport, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on
Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Stephanie Rahming
RETURNING OFFICER
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

High Rock Constituency Polling Divisions 3,7, 8, 9A, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14
In the City of Freeport District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office Freeport, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on
Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times, aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
Jase, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Mary Cooper
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Lucaya Constituency Polling Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7A, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17
In the City of Freeport District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office Freeport, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on
Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.


3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and, times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner ini Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Kenneth Romer
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Marco City Constituency Polling Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7A,
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14
In the City of Freeport District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office Freeport, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on
Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

S 4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Benjamin Stubbs
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Pineridge Constituency Polling Divisions 1-13
In the City of Freeport District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Freeport, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Elkenny Lockhart
RETURNING OFFICER .
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR


MICAL Constituency Polling Division 1A
Landrail Point
The Crooked Island and Long Cay District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Colonel Hill, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Franceta Neely
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Division 1B
Moss Town, Cripple Hill, Richmond Hill and Sea View
In the Crooked Island and Long Cay District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Colonel Hill, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper,for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Franceta Neely
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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Division 2
Cabbage Hill, Fairfield and Church Grove
In the Crooked Island and Long Cay District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers.may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Colonel Hill, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Franceta Neely
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Division 3A
Colonel Hill
In the Crooked Island and Long Cay-District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Colonel Hill, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office .of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Franceta Neely
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Division 3B
Thompson Hill, Major Cay, True Blue and Bullet Hill
In the Crooked Island and Long Cay District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Colonel Hill, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Franceta Neely
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Division 8
Long Cay, Fortune Island
In the Crooked Island and Long Cay District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Colonel Hill, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon


on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Franceta Neely
RETURNING OFFICER


THE TRIBUNE


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Andros Constituency Polling Division 7 & 8
Lisbon Creek, Victoria Point, Blue Hole, Orange Hill, Grants, Peets,
Dorset's, Swain, Pinders, Burnt Rock & Little Harbour
The Mangrove Cay District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for Seven (7) Member of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Mangrove Cay, between, the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2009, being nomination day for the said
election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008.


Date: 27"' May, 2008


Sign: Annamae Rolle
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR


North Abaco Constituency Polling Division 7
The Green Turtle Cay Town Area
Of the Green Turtle Cay District


NOTICE OF ELECTION


1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the. Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Green Turtle Cay, between the houis of nine in the morning and
noon on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008.


Date: : 27th May, 2008

Sign: Leainer McIntosh
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Abaco Constituency Polling Division 1
The Grand Cay District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


1. An election is to be held for Five (5) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Grand Cay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of. the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. It" the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Charmaine Previel
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Eleuthera Constituency Polling Divisions 1, 2 & 3
The Harbour Island District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for seven (7) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Harbour Island, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination, day for the said
election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008
Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Brenda Colebrooke
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Divisions 11 & 12
The Inagua District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


An election is to be held for Seven (7) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Matthew Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008
Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Preston Cunningham
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Division 9
Abraham's Bay
In the Mayaguana District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Abraham's Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date ard times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008
Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Jackson McIntosh
,RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Division 10A
Pirates Well
In the Mayaguana District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Abraham's Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, beifig nomination day for the said
election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008
Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Jackson McIntosh
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Division 10B
Betsy Bay
In the Mayaguana District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Abraham's Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008

Date: 27th May, 2008


'Sign: Jackson McIntosh
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Abaco Constituency Polling Division 12
The Bight and Hard Bargain
The Moore's Island District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the District Coupcil to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office. The Bight, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on
Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.


-4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date:.27th May, 2008


Sign: Ruthmae Rolle
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Eleuthera Constituency Polling Division 7
The Current
In the North Eleuthera District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, The Bogue, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the'
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Laurel Bullard
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Eleuthera Constituency Polling Division 8
Current Island
The North Eleuthera District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

S An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of thesubscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, The Bogue, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the. said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Laurel Bullard
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR


North Eleuthera Constituency Polling Division 9
The Bluff
In the North Eleuthera District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, The Bogue, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Offi;er at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Laurel Bullard
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Eleuthera Constituency Polling Division 10
Lower Bogue
The North Eleuthera District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers.may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, The Bogue, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Laurel Bullard
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Eleuthera Constituency Polling Division 11
Upper Bogue
The North Eleuthera District.

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, The Bogue, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Laurel Bullard
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Long Island & Ragged Island Constituency Polling Division 9
The Ragged Island District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Duncan Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer, will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Eula Morley
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador Constituency Polling Division 9
The Rum Cay District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's


Office, Port Nelson, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Paulette Jones
RETURNING OFFICER


THE TRIBUNE


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador Constituency Polling Division 10
Cockburn Town to Hall's Landing
In the San Salvador District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


1. An election is to be held for four (4) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Cockburn Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Tuesday, 2nd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008.
Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Jordan Ritchie
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador Constituency Polling Division 11
United Estates to Polly Hill
In the San Salvador District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Cockburn Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Tuesday, 2nd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election,

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008.
Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Jordan Ritchie
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Eleuthera Constituency Polling Divisions 4, 5 & 6
The Spanish Wells District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1.- An election is to be held for seven (7) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Spanish Wells, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Tuesday,.3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th
June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2005


Sign: Lynton Pinder
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

High Rock Constituency Polling Division 1
In the Sweeting's Cay District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the District Council to
serve on the District Council for the said District.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, High Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Tuesday, 3r' June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.


3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at
the place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the
Parliamentary Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. TI.e Returning
Officer will at the request of any person registered as a voter for the said
Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June,
2008.



Date: 27"' May, 2008


Sign: Remelda Thomas
RETURNING OFFICER


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I OCAl GOVERNMENT H.IIC'lON I'O)R

North Abaco ('onstituency Pollingi Division 2
Crown Hlaven Fox Town and M ount HIope
In the Little Abaco Town Area
Of the North Abaco District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

An election is to be held for five\ (5) Members of tlhe own Commillece to serve oni
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: Tile Administrator's Office,
Cooper's Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained irom the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27"' May, 2008


Sign: Theophilus Cox
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Abaco Constituency Polling Division 3
Wood Cay and Cedar Harbour
In the Little Abaco Town Area
Of the North Abaco District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Cooper's Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27"' May, 2008


Sign: Theophilus Cox
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Abaco Constituency Polling Division 4
In the Cooper's Town, Town Area
Of the North Abaco District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the Town Committee to
serve on the Town Committee for the said Town area..

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of
the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Cooper's Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27"' May, 2008


Sign: Theophilus Cox
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Abaco Constituency Polling Division 5
Fire Road and Black Wood
In the Cooper's Town, Town Area
Of the North Abaco District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for Two (2) Membera of the Town Committee to serve
on the Town Committee for the said Town area.


2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of
the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Cooper's Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter'for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4 If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27"' May. 2008


Sign: Theophilus Cox
RETURNING OFFICER


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l:ormi of Notice of Ilection

I.OCAI GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Abaco Constituency Polling Division 6
The Treasure Cay Town Area
Of the North Abaco District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for live (5) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Cooper's Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27"' May, 2008


Sign: Theophilus Cox
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Abaco Constituency Polling Division 4, 5 & 6
Marsh Harbour
In the Marsh Harbour & Spring City Town Area
Of the Central Abaco District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for seven (7) Members of the Town Committee to serve
on the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Marsh
Harbour, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms ofnomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 27th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Cephas Cooper
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Abaco Constituency Polling Division 7
Spring City & Snake Cay
In the Marsh Harbour & Spring city Town Area
Of the Central Abaco District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee'to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Marsh
Harbour, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request ofany person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper fbr
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27"' May. 2008


Sign: Cephas Cooper
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Abaco Constituency Polling Division 8 & 11
Murphy Town
The Murphy Town, Town Area
Of the Central Abaco District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for seven (7) Members of the Town Committee to serve
on the Town Committee for the said Town area.


2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Marsh
Harbour, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place.
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request ofany person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper tor
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27"' May, 2008


Sign: Cephas Cooper
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Abaco Constituency Polling Divisions 9 & 10
Dundas Town
The Dundas Town, Town Area
Of the Central Abaco District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for seven (7) Members of the Town Committee to serve
on the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Marsh
Harbour, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election. J

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Cephas Cooper
RETURNING OFFICER
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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Abaco Constituency Polling Division. 8
Cherokee Sound
The Cherokee Sound Town Area
Of the South Abaco District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve
on the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Sandy
Point, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27thTMay4 2Q.JS .i :.
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RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Abaco Constituency Polling Division 9
Casuarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores
The Cherokee Sound Town Area
Of the South Abaco District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Sandy
Point, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times afdresaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature. -

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Benjamin Pinder
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Abaco Constituency Polling Division 10
The Crossing Rock Town Area
Of the South Abaco District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Sandy
Point, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will tale place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


ign: Benjamin Pinder
TURNINGG OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Abaco Constituency Polling Division 11
The Sandy Point Town Area
Of the South Abaco District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

S2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Sandy
Point, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature:

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Benjamin Pinder
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Abaco Constituency Polling Division 1
Guana Cay, Town Area
Of the Hope Town District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Hope
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd'June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


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RETURNING' OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Abaco Constituency Polling Division 2
Man-O-War Cay Town Area
of the Hope Town District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates 6r by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Hope
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Cephas Cooper
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Abaco Constituency Polling Division 3
Hope Town, Town Area
of the Hope Town District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


1'. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Hope
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008
Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Cephas Cooper
RETURNING OFFICER


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LOCAlI. OVIRNMENT II.ECTION FOR1

North An rios Con0stituency Polling Division 7
Bare
In tlhe Mastic Point Town Area
01' the North Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on the
1own Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may he delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto, to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Nicholl's Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3'd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Ollicer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during ollice hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper fobr
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27'h May, 2008


Sign: Huntley Christie
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Andros Constituency Polling Division 9
North Mastic Point
In the Mastic Point Town Area
Of the North Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Nicholl's Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3"' June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place. on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27" May, 2008


Sign: Huntley Christie
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Andros Constituency Polling Division 10
South Mastic Point
In the Mastic Point Town Area
Of the North Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Nicholl's Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3'd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature. -

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27'" May, 2008


Sign: Huntley Christie
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Andros Constituency Polling Division 1
Lowe Sound
In the Lowe Sound Town Area
Of the North Andros District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for Three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.


2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Nicholl's Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27"' May, 2008
Sign: Huntley Christie
RETURNING OFFICER


Fornm of Notice of Election

LOCAL. GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Andros Constituency Polling Division 2
Lowe Sound and a part of San Andros west of the Queen's Highway
In the Lowe Sound Town Area
Of the North Andros District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Nicholl's Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3'd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 271h May, 2008


Sign: Huntley Christie
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Andros Constituency Polling Division 6
Red Bays
In the Lowe Sound Town Area
Of the North Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Nicholl's Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3Y' June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27" May, 2008


Sign: Huntley Christie '
RETURNING OFFICER

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Andros Constituency Polling Division 3
Nicholl's Town and Morgan's Bluff
In the Nicholl's Town, Town Area
Of the North Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Nicholl's Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3'" June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested. the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 271' May, 2008


Sign: Huntley Christie
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Andros Constituency Polling Division 4
Nicholl's Town and the part of San Andros east of Queen's Highway
In the Nicholl's To.-n, Town Area
Of the North Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION '

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,


Nicholl's Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th.June, 2008.


Date: 27'h May, 2008


Sign: Huntley Christie
RETURNING. OFFICER


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Sign: Huntley Christie
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Andros Constituency Polling Division 9A
Behring Point
In the Behring Point & Cargill Creek Town Area
Of the Central Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Ofice, Fresh
Creek, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27', May, 2008


Sign: Elizabeth Evans
| RETURNING. 9FF;LQ R

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Andros Constituency Polling Division 9B
Cargill Creek and Man-O-War Sound
In the Behring Point & Cargill Creek Town Area
The Central Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Fresh
Creek, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at.the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27'", May, 2008


Sign: Elizabeth Evans
RETURNING OFFICER

S Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Andros Constituency Polling Division 10
Bowen Sound
In the Behring Point & Cargill Creek Town Area
Of the Central Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

i. -An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.


2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Fresh
Creek, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday. 26th June, 2008.
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Date: 27", May, 2008

Sign: Elizabeth Evans
RETURNING OFFICER
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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Andros Constituency Polling Division 5
Conch Sound
In the Nicholl's Town, Town Area
Of the North Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Member of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Nicholl's Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3"1 June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27h May, 2008


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* 3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a'voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27'h, May, 2008


Sign: Elizabeth Evans
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Andros Constituency Polling Division 11
Stafford Creek
SIn the Staniard Creek Town Area
Of the Central Andros District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at. The Administrator's Office, Fresh
Creek, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.


3.


Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.


4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27"', May, 2008


Sign: Elizabeth Evans
RETURNING .OFEIq R
Form of lNotice Of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Andros Constituency Polling Division 12
Blanket Sound
In the Fresh Creek Town Area
Of the Central Andros District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Fresh
Creek, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th, May, 2008


Sign: Elizabeth Evans
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Central Andros Constituency Polling Division 13
Staniard Creek
In the Staniard Creek Town Area
Of the Central Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Fresh
Creek, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take plac- on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27th, May, 2008


Sign: Elizabeth Evans
RETURNING OFFICER


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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Andros Constituency Polling Divisions 11 & 12
Andros Town, Fresh Creek, Calabash Bay,
Small Hope, Small Hope Bay and Love Hill
In the Fresh Creek Town Area
Of the Central Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION


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An election is to be held for seven (7) Members of the Town Committee to serve
on the Town Committee for the said Town area.

. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Fresh
Creek, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.


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Form of Notice of election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FORl

South Andros Constituency Polling Division I
Mars Bay
In the Deep Creek Town Area
Of the South Andros District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


I. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee. for the said Town area.

2. Nominationipapers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Kemp's
Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parlianentary Commissioner
inlNassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request ol'any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.



Date: 27th May, 2008


Signed: Neil Campbell
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Andros Constituency Polling Division 2A
Pleasant Bay
In the Deep Creek Town Area
Of the South Andros District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Kemp's
Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
ih Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008..



Date: 27th May, 2008


>" Sighn'iWNeil CandpbelV'
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Andros Constituency Polling Division 2B
Little Creek
In the Deep Creek Town Area
Of the South Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by. one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Kemp's
Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the
place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary
Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the
request of any person registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a
nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Neil Campbell
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Andros Constituency Polling Division 2C
Deep Creek
In the Deep Creek Town Area
Of the South Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.


2. Nomination papersmay be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Kemp's
Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the
place, date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary
Commissioner in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the
request of any person registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a
nomination paper for signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.
Date: 27th May, 2008

Sign: Neil Campbell
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Andros Constituency Polling Division 3A
Black Point
In the Kemp's Bay Town Area
Of the South Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Kemp's
Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. I:orns of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
late and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Neil Campbell
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

I,OCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Andros Constituency Polling Division 3B
Kemp's Bay and Johnson's Bay
In the Kemp's Bay Town Area
Of the South Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for four (4) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Kemp's
Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

S3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008
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6 S1igh Neil CanpbelL, .
RETURNING OFFICER
Forn of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South-Andros Constituency Polling Division 3C
SSmith's Hill
In the Kemp's Bay Town Area
Of the South Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Kemp's
Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

.3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Divisionis prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Neil Campbell
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAl, GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Andros Coi.3tituency Polling Division'4
The Bluff Town Area
Of the South Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.


2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Kemp's
Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said. election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Neil Campbell
RETURNING OFFICER


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I'orln of Notice of Eliection

,LOCAI (O6)VI'ERNMENT ELECTION lOR(

South Andros Constituency Polling Division 5A
lligh Rock and Duncombe Copice
In thie Long Bay Cays Town Area
Of the South Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held fbr two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may he delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
.subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Kemp's
Buy,, between the hours of nine in the morning and noonn Tuesday 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
datl.and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Neil Campbell
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FORI

South Andros Constituency Polling Division 5B
Long Bay Cays, Congo Town and Motion Town
In the Long Bay Cays Town Area
SOf the South Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serv.. on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Kemp's
Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008

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Sign: Neil Ca- pbelet-,
'IRETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Andros Constituency Polling Division 6
I Drigg's Hill
In the Long Bay Cays Town Area
Of the South Andros District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

i. An election is to be held for.two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.


2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Kemp's
Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place.
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as h'voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Neil Cdmpbell
,RETURNING OFFICER
Form.of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador Constituency Polling -Division 1
Dumfries, Arthur's Town and Zion Hill
In the Arthur's Town, Town Area
Of the Cat Island District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the' intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, The
Bight, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Charles King
RETURNING OFFICER


I F f-orm of 'ti-rice of Election


LOCAL GOVERNMlNT ELECTION FOR

Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador Constituency Polling Division 2
Orange Creek
In the Arthur's Town, Town Area
Of the Cat Island District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, The
Bight, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contesteidthe Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.



Date: 27'h May, 2008


Sign: Charles King
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador Constituency Polling Division 3
Bennett's Harbour, Stevenson, Industrious Hill, Gaitors, The Bluff, Wilson Bay,
Rokers & Turston Hill
In the Arthur's Town, TowP Area
Of the Cat Island Di .rict

NOTICE OF ELECTION

I. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, The
Bight, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination-papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27"h May, 2008


SSign: Charles King
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of .Notice:-uf Eledtibri

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador Constituency Polling Division 4
Cove, Tea Bay, Smith's Bay & Knowles'
In The Bight Town Area
Of the Cat Island District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, The
Bight, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered asa voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27-h May. 2008


Sign: Charles King
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador Constituency Polling Division 5
New Bight
In The Bight Town Area
Of the Cat Island District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve 'n
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, The


Bight, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, beiqg nomination day. for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27th May. 2008


Sign: Charles King -
RETURNING OFFICER


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Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.


4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27" May,,2008


Sign: Charles King.:
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador Constituency Polling Division 8
McQueens and Devil Point
In The Bight Town Area
Of the Cat Island District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, The
Bight, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the. said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any dayat the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassauduring office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a'voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27h May, 2008


Sign: Charles King
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 8
The Forest
In the East Exuma Town Area
Of the Exuma District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 9
Jimmy Hill, Mount Thompson and Ramsey
In the East Exuma Town Area
Of the Exuma District


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador Constituency Polling Division 6
Old Bight
In The Bight Town Area
Of the Cat Island District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, The
Bight, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If.the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.



Date: 27" May, 2008


Sign: Charles King
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice pf Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador Constituency Polling Division 7
Bain Town, Port Howe and Zoniele Hill
In The Bight Town Area
Of the Cat Island District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Oece, The
Bight, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.


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Form of Ndtice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 10
Hermitage, Tar Bay and Moss Town
In the East Exuma Town Area
Of the Exuma pistritci
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NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Comnuitiee to sierventhe
Town Committee for the said Town area. "'"' '

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Admlnistratr's d c George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer athplace,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office ofthe Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassiu during office hours. The Returning Officer. iliat the request of a person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.


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Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
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Form of Notice of Election :

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 11 14
George Town, Jolly Hall and Bahama Sound
In the East Exuma Town Area
Of the Exuma :District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2., Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates oi by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer ati The Adm!nlstitoi'sOffli eorge
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3d June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from te Returning Officerat'the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request ofa sy person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26 June, 2011.


Date: 27th'May, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 12
Rolle Town and Haitsweill
In theEast 2xuma Town.Are : .
Of the Exuma District

NOTICE OF ELECTION.

An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee-to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's OMce, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on tuesday,3rd Jmue,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26 Jume, 2800


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER


1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26"h June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008

Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER


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NOTICE OF ELECTION


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER


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An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Ofce, Gorg
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noo 'on Tuesday, 3rd Jm,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours, The Returning Officer will at the request ofany person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s preaure a nomination paper for
signature.

If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26* Jee, 2699i


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exnma Constituency Polling Division 13
Forbes Hill, Williams Town and The Ferry
In the East Exuma Town Area
Of the Exuma District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26"' June, 2008.



Date: 27th May, 2008

Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 4
Barreterre and Arnetts Track
In the West Exuma Town Area
Of the Exuma District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the.said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26"' June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 5
Stuart Manor, Curtis and Alexander
In the West Exuma Town Area
Of the Exuma District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008,.being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26"' June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 6
Rolleville
In the West Exuma Town Area
Of the Exuma District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,


2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request ofany person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26"' June, 2008.



Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 7
Farmer's Hill & Gilbert Grant
Of the Exuma District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26"' June, 2008.


Date: 27th May,.2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

IOCAI. GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 15
Steventon, Roker's Point, Harts, Ocean Bight & Calvin Hill
In the West Exuma Town Area
Of the Exuma District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on the
Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.



Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Eleuthera Constituency Polling Division 12
The Gregory Town,Town Area
In the Central Eleuthera District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer At: The Administrator's Office,
Governor's Harbour, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on
Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.



Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Gary Knowles
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

North Eleuthera Constituency Polling Division 13
The Hatchet Bay Town Area
In the Central Eleuthera District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town areas.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Governor's Harbour, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on


Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at th place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Gary Knowlcs
RETURNING OFFICER


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Forni of Notice of Eleclioll

LOCAL GOVERNMENTIf Il ACTIONN I1(O

North Eleuthera Constituency Polling Division 14
The James Cistern Town Area
In the Central Eleuthera District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of the Town Connmittee to selme on
the Town Committee for the said Town areas.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Governor's Hatrour, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon oni
Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place.
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Gary Knowles
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Eleuthera Constituency Polling Division 9 & 10
Governor's Harbour Town Area
In the Central Eleuthera District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

I. An election is to be held for seven (7) Members of the Town Committee to serve
on the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Governor's Harbour, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on
Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Gary Knowles
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Eleuthera Constituency Polling Division 11& 12
Palmetto Point Town Area
In the Central Eleuthera District


NOTICE OF ELECTION
1. An election is to be held for seven (7) Members of the I'own Committee to serve
on the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the.intending candidates or by one of tlhe
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Governor's Harbour, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on
Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place.
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of ain person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Gary Knowles
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Eleuthera Constituency Polling Division 13
Savannah Sound Town Area
In the Central Eleuthera District


NOTICE OF1 ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for five (5) Members of tlhe own Colmittee to srcve ion
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Governor's Harbour, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on
Tuesday, 3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place.
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the parliamentary Commlnissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request ol alln personal
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a ioiniatlioin paper lor,
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th uniie, 2008.


Date: 27th May. 22008


Sign: Gary Knowvles
RETURNING OFFICER


MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008, PAGE 15F


I: tonIIs olf I'0omialltion papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
t;lle aI times aiforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Na;ssau during oI' ice hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter lor the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. IIllthe election is conlcslted the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May. 2008


Sign: Gloria Bain
RE fItRNING OFFICER


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Foinil ol N tlice of Election

I)(OCAL (OVERNMINT ELECTION FOR

Souilli Elllthiera Constituency Polling Division I
'he Tarpum Bay Town Area
Of the South Eleuthera District

NOTICE OF ELECTION
An elcclion is io I held for seven (7) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
hlee on Committee for thie said Town area.
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2. NominiItion papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the R(eturning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Rock
Sound, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


late: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Gloria Bain
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

I LOCAL GOVERNMENT' ELECTION FOR

South Eleuthera Constituency Polling Divisions 2 & 3
The Rock Sound Town Area
Of the South Eleuthera District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for seven (7) Members of the Town Committee to serve
on the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Rock
Sound, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If lle election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Gloria Bain
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Eleuthera Constituency Polling Division 4
The' Green Castle Town Area
Of the South Eleuthera District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

n election is to be held for five (5) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Coimmittee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Rock
Sound, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on'Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination Jay for the said election.

3. Forms olfnomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a otherr for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
si, natture.

1 1. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June,'2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Gloria Bain
RETURNING OFFICER


Forml of Notice of Election

I(LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Eleiithcra Constituency Polling Division 5
Wenmyss Bight, Millers and John Millars
The Wenmyss Bight Town Area
Of the So'th Eleuthera District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. n election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the I o\\n ('oinittee lor the said Town area.

2. NoNomiiatiion papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by oi.e of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Rock
Sound, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.







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Form of Notice of Ellcction

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Eleuthera Constituency Polling Division 6
Deep Creek
In tile Wemyss Bight Town Area
Of the South Eleutherni District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Rock
Sound, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Gloria Bain
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Eleuthera Constituency Polling Pivision 7
Waterford
In the Wemyss Bight Town Area
Of the South Eleuthera District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Rock
Sound, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Retirning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


SSign: Gloria Bain
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Eleuthera Constituency Polling Division 8
Bannerman Town
In the Wemyss Bight Town Area
Of the South Eleuthera District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Rock
Sound, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Gloria Bain
RETURNING OFFICER

SForm of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

High Rock Constituency Polling Division 2
High Rock
In the High Rock Town Area
The East Grand Bahama District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for four (4) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, High
Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008 being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers.may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request ofany person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Bradley Armbrister
RETURNING OFFICER


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Bradley Armbrister
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR


High Rock Constituency Polling Division 6
McCleans Town and Pelican Point
In the High Rock Town Area
The East Grand Bahama District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, High
Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008 being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Bradley Armbrister
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

High Rock Constituency Polling Division 4
Freetown, Bevans Town, Gambier Point & Gold Rock Creek
In the High Rock Town Area
The East Grand Bahama District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, High
Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008 being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Bradley Armbrister
RETURNING OFFICER


THE TRIBUNE

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

High Rock Constituency Polling Division 5
Water Cay
In the High Rock Town Area
The East Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

An election is to be held for one (1) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, High
Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008 being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
-signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Bradley Arnibrister
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

High Rock Constituency Polling Division 9B
Mather Town & Smith's Point
In the High Rock Town Area
The East Grand Bahama District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


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THE TRIBUNE
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End and Bimini Constituency Polling Division 1
In the West End Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for Three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve
on the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may bq delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008 being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER
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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End and Bimini Constituency Polling Division 2
In the West End Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008 being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End and Bimini Constituency Polling Division 3
The West End Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for four (4) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending-candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008.being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


'Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End and Bintini Constituency Polling Division 4
Holmes Rock
In the Eight Mile Rock West Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one' of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight *
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008 being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER


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MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008, PAGE 17F


Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Division 6
Hepburn Town
In the Eight Mile Rock East Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
Signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 2cth June, 2008.
Date: 27th May, 2008

Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End and Bimini Constituency Polling Division 5
Martin Hill
In the Eight Mile Rock West Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to servemn
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may, be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008 being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End and Bimini Constituency Polling Division 6
Seagrape
In the Eight Mile Rock West Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination.paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.



Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End and Bimini Constituency Polling Division 7
Jones Town
In the Eight Mile Rock West Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District
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NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for'
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR






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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Division 7
Barlett Hill
In the Eight Mile Rock East Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nbmination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 2eth June, 2008.
Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Divisions 8 & 9
Hanna Hill
In the Eight Mile Rock East Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008.


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Divisions 10 & 11
Pinedale
In the Eight Mile Rock East Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


S NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An'election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter, for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.


Date: 27th May, 2008.


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

WEST End and Bimini Constituency Polling Division 12
Martin Town & Russell Town
In the Eight Mile Rock East Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION


1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area..

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008.


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER


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Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Bradley Armbrister
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Lucaya Constituency Polling Division 7B
Williams Town and Russell Town
In the Pinder's Point Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Admnistrator's Offic, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper or
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.



Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Rufus Jphnson
RETURNING OFFICER

S' Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Division 1
Lewis Yard
In the Pinder's Point Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.


4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th Jun


3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 200L8


Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Division 2
Pinder's Point
In the Pinder's Point Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2018

Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Division 13B
Hunter's Town and Mack Town
In the Pinder's Point Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

I. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee t.serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday, 3rd
June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.


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Fohn of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Long Island and Ragged Island Constituency Polling Division 1
Morrisville to Gordons
In thel South End Town Area
Of the Long Island District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
,the Town Committee ft thesaid Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
SClarence Town, betwet n the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008,.bging nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office h ours.: The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested thePoll will take place on Thursday, 26t' June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Roderick Bowe
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Long Island and Ragged Island Constituency Polling Division 2
Clarence Town
In the-Soith End Town Area
Of the Long Island District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Clarence Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the-said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day. at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. TheReturning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26h June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Roderick Bowe
RETUR&NG OFFICER
Form of Notice tf Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Long Island and Ragged Island C nstituency Polling Division 3
Cartwrights, mckenzie, M grove Bush, Pettys,
Hamilton, Benzie Hill, Scitib Hill & Turnbull
In the South End own Area
Of the Long Islaed District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Memi-s of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town ar.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the'ditending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Clarence
Town, between the hours of nine in the moving and noon on Tuesday, 3rd June,
2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtainedfrom the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the ofie of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The RetuminjOfficer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling DiHsion/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take jace on Thursday, 26h June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2 08


Sign: Roderick Bo e
RETURNING OF CER

Form of Notice of Ele on

LOCAL GOVERNMENT EL TION FOR

Long Island and Ragged Island Constituncy Polling Division 4
The-Bight, Gray's & Lower De dman's Cay
In the South End Tow Area
Of the Long Island Di trict

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of he Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intedcling candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer ai: The Administrator's Office,
Clarence Town, between the hours of nine in thdmorning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the sai( election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained fromthe Returning Officer atthe place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office olkhe Parliamentary Commissioner ,
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officr will at the requestof any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division. prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place mn Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Roderick Bowe
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Long Island and Ragged Island Constituency Polling Division 10
Deadman's Cay, Billy Bowe & Buckleys
In the South End Town Area:
Of the Long Island District

NOTICE OF ELECTION
1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Clarence Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.


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3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26'h June, 2008.



Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Roderick Bowe
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Long Island and Ragged Island Constituency Polling Division 5
Salt Pond
In the North End Town Area
Of the Long Island District

NOTICE OF' ELECTION

An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Clarence Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26th June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Roderick Bowe
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Long Island and Ragged Island Constituency Polling Division 6
Millers and McKanns
In the North End Town Area
Of the Long Island District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for one (1) Member of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Clarence Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26'h June, 2008.

Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Roderick Bowe
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Long Island and Ragged Island Constituency Polling Division 7
Millerton to Bunches
In the North End Town Area
Of the Long Island District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for two (2) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered 'by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Clarence Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Thursday,
2nd June, 2005, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers maybe obtained from the Returning Officer atthe place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
-in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 27th June, 2005.

Date: 27th May, 2005


Sign: Jordan Ritchie
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Long Island and Ragged Island Constituency Polling Division 8
Stella Maris Glintons, Burnt Ground & Seymours
In the North End Town Area
Of the Long Island District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

1. An election is to be held for three (3) Members of the Town Committee to serve on
the Town Committee for the said Town area.

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office,
Clarence Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Tuesday,
3rd June, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said Polling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Thursday, 26"' June, 2008.



Date: 27th May, 2008


Sign: Roderick Bdwe
RETURNING OFFICER


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