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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 13, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Psychologist says assailant

in homosexual murders

could have 'violence

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girl goes

missing from

her school

Tribune Staff Reporter
A STRONG similarity
between the murders of four
gay men in Nassau has allowed
a leading psychologist to pro-
file the personality of such a
Although police gathered
sufficient forensic evidence after
Dr Thaddeus McDonald was
clubbed to death with a clothing
iron at his home in Queen
Street in November. and hand-
bag designer Harl Taylor was

brutally stabbed in his West Hill
Street home hours later, no one
has been charged with the mur-
When AIDS activist Welling-
ton Adderley's throat was slit
in his Delancey Street home
two'weeks ago, fears were
raised that a gay serial killer is
These fears were intensified
when suspected homosexual
Marvin Wilson was. knifed to
death in his Centreville home
SEE page 10

Two arrestedfor questioning in

connection with bank robbery
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO men wanted for questioning in the daylight robbery of
Commonwealth Bank's Golden Gates branch were arrested yes-
According to Chief Superintendent Glen Miller, both men are
SEE page 10

HUNDREDS. of drivers in
New Providence were angry
yesterday when they had to
spend hours in a traffic pile-
up on Shirley.Street while
workers of the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation dug up the
Starting during the mid-
morning hours, BEC workers
dug a trench across Shirley
Street, in front of Sacred
Heart Church, closing off one
of Nassau's main arteries into
As cars inched their way
forward on Shirley Street,
police officers attempted to
redirect traffic .into Mackey

Christie slams
potential Arawak
Cay move of
port facilities
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Leader of the Opposi-
tion has described the potential
move of the port facilities to
Arawak Cay as possibly the
"most damnable decision made
in the history of this country."
Perry Christie, yesterday in the
House of Assembly while com-
SEE page 16

Street, Lover's Lane and oth-
er side roads.
The situation became espe-
cially stressful for drivers, as
large trailer trucks attempted
to turn through the very nar-
row Lover's Lane and got
temporarily stuck, causing
even more of a traffic jam.
Towards noon, the situation
had become completely hope-
less, with traffic backed-up all
the way to Montagu.
A traffic police officer at this
point told the BEC workers
to open up at least one lane.
on Shirley Street to allow for
SEE page 16

Call for got to
consider legal
action against
major employer
of drivers
Tribune Staff Reporter.
TAXI drivers are calling on
government to consider legal
action against one of the biggest
employers of drivers in the
country for failing to negotiate
with employees who were unof-
ficially "let go."
Bahamas Transfer and Tours
and Bahamas Limousine and
Tours is accused of not provid-
ing work for employees who
had driven for the company for
five years or more when they
questioned discrepancies in
their terms of employment.
Driver Mario Sobiech, 35, of
'Skyline Drive, worked for
Bahamas Transfer and Tours
for eight years before he went
to the Bahamas Public Service
Drivers Union for support
because he had not had a raise
for more than six years, and his
working hours had been
reduced. He said many other
employees were suffering in the
SEE page 10

Tribune Staff Reporter
A FATHER is'frantically
searching for his 11-year-old
,daughter after she went missing
from the Albury Sayle School
on Wednesday morning.
Levi Lafleur told The Tribune
yesterday that he has not seen
his daughter, Ephrahti Lafleur,
since she was dropped to school
on Wednesday morning at
around 8am. While visiting the
school later that morning at
10.30am on business, Mr Lafleur
said he stopped by his daughter's
classroom where students
informed him that his daughter
had left with a relative; He
believes she is now in Boston.
Mr Lafleur said he thought the
children "were joking" when
they said this. But after inquiring
with another teacher, he said that
he was told by her that she had-
n't seen his daughter since the
early morning.
Ephrahti, according to her
SEE page 16

Arrest in
with officer's
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE have arrested a man
in connection with the shooting
of an officer outside a popular
gaming establishment, Assistant
Superintendent Leon Bethel
told The Tribune yesterday.
He said the suspect was
picked up early yesterday momn-
SEE page 10

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reEarth demands

answers from govt

on LNG issue

Sam Duncombe of the envi-
ronmental group reEarth made
a public call to government to
answer questions regarding its
stance on liquefied natural gas.
Several US-based companies
issued proposals to the former
PLP government for a liquefied
natural gas (LNG) terminal to be
built in the Bahamas, as well for
the construction of an underwater
pipeline from the terminal to ser-
vice the South Florida market.
The Ingraham administration
has been in power over a-year
now and to date all that has come
out of the FNM camp is that
"LNG is not a priority issue," Mrs
Duncombe said.
"That statement just keeps the
door on LNG open as far as
reEarth is concerned. This issue is
seven years in the making and it is
time for the government to
respond in favour of the thou-
sands of people that oppose this
plant being sited here," she said.
Mrs Duncombe repeated some
of the concerns of the more than
5,000 Bahamian voters who have
signed the petition, Say NO to
LNG: "LNG can be dangerous;
explosions have killed over 1,000
people since 1944. The US does
not want terminals on their soil
for fear of terrorist attacks. At
least in the US they have the
manpower and the expertise to
deal with this but the Bahamas
does not. Siting an LNG facility in

the Bahamas makes us a sitting
duck for such an attack."
She also claimed that LNG
plants are environmentally
"Oil, gas, diesel, acids and oth-
er pollutants will be washed off
the plant floor into the marine
environment daily."
According to Mrs Duncombe,
the lack of transparency regarding
LNG is not acceptable.
"Promises of implementing US
standards have never been fol-
lowed and therefore we question
the ability of BEST (Bahamas
Environment, Science and Tech-
,nology) commission to effective-
ly monitor this project.
"Encouraging the burning of
yet another fossil fuel plant will

only put the Bahamas in further
jeopardy when it comes to global
warming and sea level rise,' she
The monies offered to the
Bahamas as compensation for all
of the above is not equal to the
risks taken, Mrs Duncombe said,
adding that this compensation
compared to the profits of the
company involved would be "a
She also noted that AES, the
company whose proposal was
being entertained by the former
government, is being sued in the
Dominican Republic for alleged-
ly dumping toxic ash on a beach,
and one of its facilities has been
ranked number four of the 10
dirtiest plants in the US that con-
tribute to global warming.
Mrs Duncombe said all the
LNG proposals are nothing short
of "environmental imperialism"
- as they aim to meet the needs of
the US "without caring about the
impact on the Bahamas.
"The LNG plant should be sit-
ed in Florida where the gas is
going to be consumed with the
necessary oversight.
"reEarth is calling on the gov-
ernment of the Bahamas to take
the LNG facility off the back
burner and out of the house
entirely as it is not in the best
interest of the Bahamas and to
put this issue to rest once and for
all," she said.

Woman, 35, charged with defrauding

Kerzner International of nearly $17,000
A WOMAN accused of defrauding Kerzner Thompson Boulevard branches. It is alleged that
International of nearly $17,000 by uttering forged Cunningham committed the offences between
cheques was charged in Magistrate's Court yes- December 21,2007 and May 28,2008.
terday. Police prosecutor Inspector Clifford Daxon
Monteigne Chantel Cunningham, 35, of Winton told the court that Cunningham allegedly
Meadows appeared before Magistrate Linda Vir- obtained $16,915 and attempted to obtain an
gill at Court 9, Nassau Street, yesterday on additional $1,295.
charges of forgery, uttering a forged document, Cunningham, who was represented by attorney
fraud by false pretences and attempted fraud. Willie Moss, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
it is alleged that Cunningham forged a Keirzn- 'The prosecution made no objection to bail and
er International chequerequests bearing the Cunningham was grailtd bail in the sum of
naie of Franklyn Moss and cashed the cheques $25,000 with two sureties. The case has been
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Attorney argues
for dismissal of
a case against
Keva Major
Kemp argued yesterday
for the dismissal of a pro-
ceeds of crime case against
alleged drug conspirator
Keva Major and for the
return of $850,000 which
was seized from her in
Both Dwight and Keva
Major were handed over
to United States authori-
ties on April 18, ending
their five year extradition
battle. US authorities
allege that the couple were
part of a drug conspiracy
between August 2002 and
January 2003 involving the
transport of hundreds of
pounds of cocaine and
Keva Major, at the time
of her extradition, still had
a proceeds of crime case
pending against her before
Magistrate Linda Virgill.
Drug enforcement offi-
cers allegedly seized a
total of $850,000 in sus-
pected drug proceeds from
Mrs Major on Tuesday,
October 1, 2002.
Director of Public Pros-
ecutions Bernard Turner
yesterday asked that Keva
Major's proceeds of crime
case be stood down in light
of the fact the Majors have
beenextradited to the US.
According to.Mr Tuirner,.
their extradition didpo .'",
mean that the proceeds of
crime case had come to an'
end and asked that the
matter be stood down until
their case in the United
States is completed. He
noted that the Majors' tri-
al in the United States is
set to begin in October.
Mrs Major's attorney
Michael Kemp pointed out
that Magistrate Linda Vir-
gill had ordered that his
client be returned to court
on June 12 and 13. Mr
Kemp said that the prose-
cution was in contempt of
court and that the execu-
tive arm of government
was also in contempt of
the court's order for facili-
tating the departure of
Mrs Major.
"The only appropriate
thing for this court to do is
dismiss this case in her
absence," Mr Kemp said.
He asked for the dismissal
of the charges against Mrs
Major and for the return
of the $850,000 seized
from her, citing that Mrs
Major has four children as
well as a defence to run in
the US.
Mr Kemp also submitted
to the court a letter by a
US prosecutor addressed
to the Majors' counsel
Troy Ferguson which stat-
ed that there was no for-
feiture count in the indict-
ment against the Majors
and that US authorities
were not seeking the for-
feiture of the Majors'
Mr Turner responded
by stating that the letter
had no relevance to the
case. He also stated that
the prosecution and the
executive were not in con-
tempt of court, citing a
ruling by Chief Justice Sir
Burton Hall on the
Majors' extradition.
Mr Turner noted that
the stay of extradition
made by former Supreme
Court Justice Jeanne
Thompson had been lifted
by the chief justice.
Magistrate Virgill is
expected to make a deci-
sion on the matter when
the case resumes on Sep-
tember 23.

Tribune Staff Reporter
AS HOME foreclosures continue to mount in the
United States, Bahamians are experiencing a similar
situation, with banks continuing to repossess homes
throughout the country.
In yesterday's edition of The Tribune alone, a bank
advertised the sale of almost 30 homes and various
other vacant lots. Many of them had a "must sell" tag
attached to them.
Speaking with The Tribune yesterday, William
Wong, president of the Bahamas Real Estate Asso-
ciation (BREA), said that these the economy is "soft"
and these .are "tough times" for Bahamian home-
He explained that the real estate market has been
,robust in the past few years, which led to.many.peo-
pie purchasing homes.

In some of these cases, he added, persons overes-
timated their buying power and bought homes which
proved to be beyond their means.
"People bought these big houses and forgot.that
there are big monthly mortgage payments attached to
them," he said.
However, Mr Wong said that despite the current
repossessions, there is currently no clear buying or sell-
ing trend in the Bahamas' real estate market.
The head of BREA also suggested that five-year
waiver of the real property tax for first-time home
owners, as announced by Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham during the 2008/2009 Budget Debate, will
help the buyers market in the near future.
"Taking of $25,000 of $30,000 off (the bill) makes a
huge difference. People can buy appliances and oth-
er things with that money," he said.
Mr Wong said he expects that this exemption will
. serve as an, incentive to Bahamians wishing to own
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Claim that vigilante justice is on

verge of spinning out of control
VIGILANTE justice in Nassaum aj
is on the verge of spinning out of Campaigners predict major
control because of faults in the
court system, it was claimed yes- upsurge in revenge crimes
Justice campaigners predicted
a major upsurge in revenge crimes get justice." fighting the Baptist education
as they spoke ou4 in support of Mr Duncombe said special authorities on several fronts since
former police superintendent Kei- interest groups were trying to Mr Cash was fired as head coach
th Bell, who believes the criminal highjack the judiciary. "The rul- at Jordan Prince William High
justice system is on the brink of ing class is using the system for School in 2002.
collapse. their own purposes. But there is They not only allege "unfair dis-
Mr Bell, a lawyer who resigned going to be more violence on the missal" but also defamation and
recently from the police force to streets, the kind of violence we breach of human rights in a series
go into the private sector, told a are preventing at the moment by of actions brought against the Bap-
public forum on Monday that kid- counselling and mediating." tists.
nappings and terrorism would fol- For Greg and Tanya Cash, the The couple have alleged that
low if nothing was done to put the struggle goes on. They now claim the church's powerful connections
system right, the Supreme Court is blocking have deliberately thwarted their
Tanya Cash, who with her hus- their bid to take four cases to the fight for justice.
band Greg has fought a six-year Privy Council in London. In his speech, Mr Bell revealed
battle for justice in the Nassau "We have been told the dispute that police had intercepted arms
courts, told The Tribune: "It must resolution process is not open to shipments for the Bahamas that
be fixed. Vigilante justice is on the us," said Mrs Cash. "This means included assault weapons,
rise. It is what you hear in the we can't move forward. grenades and explosives.
community all the time. People "Mr Bell is right. The judicial He warned that the Bahamas
are upset." system is in a state of collapse and could soon see the spread of kid-
Fathers' rights campaigner we, as a family, have been denied nappings here like they have in
Clever Duncombe believes vigi- justice. There is a determined cam- Trinidad or terrorist actions like
lante justice would already be paign to block us, and we believe they have in Jamaica.
much higher were it not for the the instructions are coming down "We have to control it on New
work of groups like his. from the top because there is so Providence. If this spreads to the
"If it were not for the coun- much they don't want to come out. out islands we will be unable to
selling that we do with angry men "However, we shall have our control it and we will be back to
in this country, vigilante crime day in court we are going to the days of piracy," he said.
would be much higher. We do a the Privy Council, you can be sure His views tie in with those df
tremendous job in taking weapons of that." Bain Town pastor Rev C B Moss,
from these individuals, who feel Meanwhile, she added, her fam- who warned in The Tribune last
they can't get justice by normal ily had faced enormous financial year that the Bahamas was des-
means. and emotional stress. "Many peo- tined for the same problems as
"I concur with everything Mr pie don't know what we have been Jamaica and Trinidad if crime was
Bell said. There is a law in this going through, even to the extent not controlled.
country for the rich and powerful, that documents are being stopped He predicted that kidnapping
and another for the poor and suf- from leaving the country. But we and street battles would come
fearing. People are frustrated, not are not alone. People are hurting within 10 to 15 years if the situa-
just victims of crime, but the fam- in this country." tion was allowed to deteriorate at
ilies of victims who can't seem to Mr and Mrs Cash have been -its present rate.

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TABLING the most recent statistics on vio-
lent crime in the House of Assembly yesterday, Minister of National
Security Tommy Turnquest revealed that from January 1 to June 10 of this
year, cases of murder, manslaughter, and armed robbery were down
from the high figures seen for the same period in 2007.
"Up to 10 June this year, 32 murders had been committed, compared
to 35 for the same period in 2007. Drug trafficking, arguments, revenge
killings and domestic violence continue to impact the murder rate, and ille-
gal guns continued to be the weapon of choice. No cases of manslaughter
have been reported, as compared to three cases reported in 2007. There
were 60 reported cases of rape, as compared to 55 cases in 2007' Armed
robberies decreased to 344 from 365 for the same period in 2007," he said.
Turning to crimes against property, Mr Turnquest said that the number
of housebreakings stood at 1,318, up from 1,134 in 2007. The number of
shop-breakings, he said, also increased to 682 up from 648 in 2007.
The number of stolen vehicles also increased, from 433 in 2007 to 522 for
this period.

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CAIRO, Egypt This column will probably
get Barack Obama in trouble, but that's not
my problem. I cannot tell a lie: Many Egyp-
tians and other Arab Muslims really like him
and hope that he wins the presidency.
I have had a chance to observe several U.S.
elections from abroad, but it has been unusual-
ly revealing to be in Egypt as Barack Hussein
Obama became the Democrats' nominee for
president of the United States.
While Obama, who was raised a Christian, is
constantly assuring Americans that he is not a
Muslim, Egyptians are amazed, excited and
ag jg that America might elect a black man
whose father's family was of Muslim heritage.
They don't really understand Obama's family
tree, but what they do know is that if America
despite being attacked by Muslim militants
on 9/11 --were to elect as its president some
guy with the middle name "Hussein," it would
mark a sea change in America-Muslim world
Every interview seems to end with the person
I was interviewing asking me: "Now, can I ask
.you a question? Obama? Do you think they
will let him win?" (It's always "let him win"
not just "win.")
It would not be an exaggeration to say that
the Democrats' nomination of Obama as their
candidate for president has done more to
improve America's image abroad an image
dented by the Iraq war, President Bush's invo-
cation of a post-9/11 "crusade," Abu Gliiib,
Guantanamo Bay and the xenophobic opposi-
tion to Dubai Ports World managing U.S. har-
bours than the entire Bush public diplomacy'
effort for seven years.
Of course, Egyptians still have their griev-
ances with America, and will in the future no
matter who is president and we've got a few
grievances with them, too.
But every once in a while, America does
something so radical, so out of the ordinary -
something that old, encrusted, traditional soci-
eties like those in the Middle East could simply
never imagine that it revives America's rev-
olutionary "brand" overseas in a way that no
diplomat could have designed or planned.
I just had dinner at a Nile-side restaurant
with two Egyptian officials and a businessman,
and one of them quoted one of his children as
asking: "Could something like this ever hap-
pen in Egypt?"
And the answer from everyone at the table
was, of course, "no." It couldn't happen any-
where in this region.
Could a Copt become president of Egypt?
Not a chance. Could a Shiite become the leader
of Saudi Arabia? Not in a hundred years. A
Bahai president of Iran? In your dreams. Here,

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the past always buries the future, not the other
way around.
These Egyptian officials were particularly
excited about Obama's nomination because it
might mean that being labelled a "pro-Ameri-
can" reformer is no longer an insult here, as it
has been in recent years. As one U.S. diplomat
put it to me: Obama's demeanour suggests to
foreigners that he would not only listen to what
they have to say but might even take it into
account. They anticipate that a U.S. president
who spent part of his life looking at America
from the outside in as John McCain did while
a POW in Vietnam will be much more
attuned to global trends.
My colleague Michael Slackman, The Times'
bureau chief in Cairo, told me about a recent
encounter he had with a worker at Cairo's
famed Blue Mosque: "Gamal Abdul Halem
was sitting on a green carpet. When he saw we
were Americans, he said: 'Hillary-Obama tied?'
in thick, broken English. He told me that he
lived in the Nile Delta, traveling two hours one
way everyday to get to work, and still he found
time to keep up with the race. He didn't have
anything to say bad about Hillary but felt that
Obama would be much better because he is
dark-skinned, like him, and because he has
Muslim heritage. 'For me and my family and
friends, we want Obama,' he said. 'We all like
what he is saying."'
Yes, all of this Obama-mania is excessive and
will inevitably be punctured should he win the
presidency and start making tough calls or big
mistakes. For now, though, what it reveals is
how much many foreigners, after all the acri-
mony of the Bush years, still hunger for the
"idea of America" this open, optimistic, and;
indeed, revolutionary, place so radically differ-
ent from their own societies.
In his history of 19th-century America, "What
Hath God Wrought," Daniel Walker Howe
quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson as telling a meet-
ing of the Mercantile Library Association in
1844 that "America is the country of the future.
It is a country of beginnings, of projects, of vast
designs and expectations."
That's the America that got swallowed by
the war on terrorism. And it's the America that
many people want back. I have no idea whether
Obama will win in November. Whether he does
or doesn't, though, the mere fact of his nomi-
nation has done something very important.
We've surprised ourselves and surprised the
world and, in so doing, reminded everyone that
we are still a country of new beginnings.
(This article was written by Thomas L. Fried-
man, author of "The World is Flat" c.2008
New York Times News Service).

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EDITOR, The Tribune.

ZNS TV-13 News had a
news item indicating that the
usual pilgrimage to the Inter-
national labour Organisation
in Switzerland is setting off
soon of course yet again with-
out representation of the
majority of working people -
those who are not part of a
As recent letter writers have
commented this is a serious
breach of our Constitution as
incredibly the Minister of
Labour and his staff of the
Ministry and Department of
Labour are totally impotent
to assist a non-union employ-
ee if that person has any
labour dispute with their
Successive Governments
run after the various union
bodies for obvious political
reasons as even with their
minimum level of membership

if the unions decide to strike
or oppose the Government of
the day that means problems
and negative publicity.
We forget the unions are
the minority in the national
labour force.
It is a total disgrace that in
2008 the majority of employ-
ees gainfully employed in The
Bahamas have absolutely no
rights to ask for the support
of the Minister and the Min-
istry of Labour.
It is a disgrace that the
union leadership does not see
this and at the least insist that
the majority are represented
at every level of national
labour discussions. I certainly
will not walk with labour as I
don't need them however

there are more and more seri-
ous violations of basic legal
rights involving large employ-
ers and helpless employees
who have no alternative but
to go to the Supreme Court
to get justice which costs mon-
ey, '000s of dollars.
I know of cases which have
fermented for six-eight years
but as the Ministry of Labour
has no powers the employers
know they can play the sys-
tem from a power position
whilst the employees stress.
Minister Dion Foulkes I
plead with you champion
these people who give an hon-
est days work but when a dis-
pute arises they seemingly are
being dealt with like unwanted
animals and as if no one cares
and these people have no

June 4, 2008.

EDITOR, The Tribune.
GOD forbid that the Gov-.
ernment of The Bahamas would
ever get as far as acquiring the
assets of The Grand Bahama
Port Authority imagine they
denied for months they possi-
bly owned 7.5 per cent and then
because it was revealed that
records showed so indicated
they even presented court doc-
uments to safeguard that pos-
sibility through Graham
Thompson. .
Any such move would put
GBPA into litigation for a fur-
ther four-five years.....beyond'
What is important is that we
get to know more and more
about Fleming Group and to
that end as previous writers
have asked we want and we
expect a full explanation of the

EDITOR, The Tribune.
WITH pomp and ceremony
the Economics and Marketing
Department of COB, an agency
of government were awarded a
contract to study the efficiency
of government.

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Lady Henrietta St George is
adamant that she will never
agree to a sale of the Estate's
shares to Fleming. We need to
know precisely why she feels so
strongly about this?
Fleming Group has been
connected in the past with the
alleged massive arms for oil deal
between the UK Government
and Saudi Arabia. The alleged
deal was so serious that even-
tually successive British Gov-
ernments have declared that for
National Security reasons no
investigation would be allowed.
In recent weeks however UK
courts have now made way for a
complete investigation.
What is the connection, if
any, between Syrian arms deal-
er Wafic Said and Fleming?
What is the connection, if
any, between the Fleming

Question (1): Does COB
have a Business Licence?
Question (2): Whichever gov-
ernment ministry that awarded
this contract did that ministry
fully comply with the Finance
Act in that there was a public'
tender or at the minimum can
the Ministry show proof that at
the least three competitive bids
were obtained?
What concerns me most is
whether or can COB be unbi-
ased as it is funded by Govern-
More than that there are
many very qualified privately
owned Bahamian Marketing
Companies who have complet-
ed all kinds of surveys such as
this were they excluded and
now face competition from the
College of The Bahamas?
In real life the Prime Minister

Group the ANC well known
funding conduit company,
Chancellor Holdings? Will the
upcoming trial of ANC leader
Mr Luma bring a lot of surpris-
es to The Bahamas?
What is the relationship, if
any, between Fleming and a
Russian Bahamas-registered
company RENOVA which the
Russian Government alleges
owes Russian tax authorities
millions.of dollars from mineral
development in South Africa
and other places?
The public must get verifiable
responses to these questions
before we can fairly evaluate
whether Flemings are really
blue blooded or their blood is

Freeport, Grand Bahama,
June 9, 2008.

knows without whatever cost
this survey is going to cost pre-
cisely that there are few
Bahamian companies that offer
the international equivalence of
good quality, service his own
office is not from the serious
lack of efficient management.
It used to be customary that a
letter written to a Minister was
acknowledged with the new cul-
ture since May, 2007 don't bet
on that.
Last week they went to Par-
liament to offer incentives to
open a business and a week lat-
er government goes in direct
competition who can we
really trust?

May 23, 2008.

A serious

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You are largely to blame for

soaring crime, politicians told

Tribune Staff Reporter
Parliamentarians shoulder much of the
responsibility for the country's "outrageous
and unacceptable" crime rates, MP for Bain
and Grants Town Bernard Nottage told his
parliamentary colleagues yesterday.
"We as representatives of the people
have not provided the example, leadership
or commitment that are needed for our
neighborhoods and communities. Could
it be that we politicians are part of the prob-
lem, rather than part of the solution?" asked
Dr Nottage, while contributing the budget
.debate yesterday in the House of Assembly.
He said that if parliamentarians were
"honest" they would admit that despite
making available funding for the fight
against crime, they "have not made the per-
sonal investment required."
He added: "This is not the Bahamas I
know and love; something has gone terribly
wrong and we in this House have to accept

a large part of
the blame for
this sad state of
r Speaking on
S"* the pros and
"' cons of this
years budget,
Dr Nottage
noted that "all
S, best laid plans,
I -A"., all our best
efforts to
improve the
economy for
Bahamians to
benefit will all go for nothing if we do not
get a handle on criminality."
Pointing to the length of time that politi-
cians have been promising to reform the
country's "democratic institutions, parlia-
ment, judicial system and penal institu-
tions", Dr Nottage said that Bahamians are
tired of unfulfilled promises.
"It is disgraceful the level to which we

have allowed these institutions to sink,"
said the former minister.
As a result of politicians' failure to back
their words with action over the years, cyn-
icism and mistrust have set in, and soon a
lack of respect could follow, he claimed,
adding that this would amount to a "very
dangerous state of affairs."
One move which would give the public
some hope that parliamentarians are focus-
ing on their crime fears, said Dr Nottage, is
if the government were to cause the hear-
ings of the parliamentary Select Committee
on Crime, formed last year and on which he
sits, to be televised on the parliamentary
Seeing the committee at work would
"demonstrate that parliament is serious
about addressing the horrible crime wave,"
he said.
"I am disappointed that the government
chose not to support the work of the com-
mittee and publicly committing to doing
so. To allow the broadcast of the hearings
would not incur any additional expenses."

Tribune Staff Reporter
TAX cuts on crops which are
locally produced will cause a
further decline in the Bahamian
farming industry at a time when
the government insists it wants
to expand local agriculture to
promote self-sufficiency, the
opposition said yesterday.
Speaking of the government's
dual stated intentions of reduc-
ing the burden on the public of
rising food costs by cutting tax-
es, and stimulating local agri-
culture, leader of opposition
business in the House Dr
Bernard Nottage said: "You

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can't have both. Instead of using
this budget to revive the food
Production sector of this coun-
try, the best that this myopic
visionless government can do is
to reduce the duty on crops
which are locally produced such
as citrus, watermelons, man-
goes, bananas-and guavas. It is
anticipated that this action will
further reduce the number of
farmers in our country and go a
long way to decreasing not
increasing our ability to feed
He added: "When we look at
these policies we have to look at
both sides and decide what's in
the best interest of the
In addition to hurting farm-
ers, the MP claimed the duty
reductions in the 2008 budget
provide "negligible" relief to
Bahamians suffering from ris-
ing food prices.
Citing statements by United
Nations secretary-general Ban

Ki Moon and the International
Food Policy Research Institute
proposing that governments
should invest more in their local
agriculture sectors in the face
of the global food crisis, Dr Not-
tage said the Bahamas needs to
develop its own "full-fledged
food industry."
While the government is tak-
ing "baby steps" in the right
direction towards addressing the
food crisis by introducing ini-
tiatives to promote urban agri-
culture, such as handing out free
backyard growing kits and fruit
trees, it is not enough, he
"In other countries where
farming is a major industry it is
heavily subsidized," he said.
Adding value to farmed
goods through utilising the sci-
ence and technology at the
country's disposal would enable
farmers to become "modern
twenty-first century business-
men, providing an expanded pil-

lar of food production to our
economic basket."
Meanwhile, Dr Nottage pro-
posed that reaping the benefits
of the country's other natural
resources is a way to "advance
the Bahamas on a new eco-
nomic trajectory" in the face of
the vagaries of the global econ-
"Sun, sand and sea have got
us to where we are, but we
haven't made full use of them,"
he said.
The former health minister
suggested that exploiting
resources that occur naturally
in the Bahamas will help "insu-
late" the country's economy,
which currently depends large-
ly on tourism.
. Sand, seaweed, aragonite,
cascarilla bark and limestone
could all present viable eco-
nomic opportunities for
Bahamians if sufficient energy
and resources were invested in
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Call for national

development plan

Tribune Staff Reporter
Criticising the government's budget for lacking innovation
and focus, leader of opposition business in the House Bernard
Nottage said that the country needs a national development
plan to "set the direction for the nation."
"The 2008/09 budget makes it clear that this government
does not have a systematic, relevant, long term plan for this
country and its orderly and continued development. From
my vantage point ... it is not an innovative budget, but rather
a political budget," said Dr Nottage in the House of Assembly.
Dr Nottage claimed the only significant changes are new tax-
es, more of the taxation burden shifting from the wealthy to the
middle and working class, and the reincarnation of several
"derailed" PLP policies.
"Budgets should be a kind of road map which should clear-
ly indicate the government's priorities and where it intends on
taking the country. This budget does not seem to have any
clear theme, neither does it provide any apparent focus," he
said. Dr Nottage said that the budget has revealed that the gov-
ernment is "bankrupt of ideas about how to lead the Bahamas
in the twenty first century" and proposed that in order for the
country to move forward, a national development plan, taking-
into consideration the needs of society and the global situation,
should be developed.
"What I'm looking for is general agreement on the goals of
our nation," said the MP.
Representatives from across society and the islands should
be engaged in the formation of this plan, which would involve
identifying areas of national importance through widespread
consultation, establishing representative committees to provide
working documents and bringing a final document before
parliament for ratification.
The plan could be used to "inform the budgeting of public
financial resources," said Dr Nottage, suggesting that key
issues for the Bahamas include the rising cost of living, crime,
immigration, health care and education.
The MP for Bain and Grant's Town suggested that global-
isation has contributed to the Bahamas finding itself in an
"unparalleled time" in its history.
"Those of us in government should today remember this and
understand that because we find ourselves in a new reality,
under new conditions, we may have to do things a bit-differ-
ently, indeed, do things better."

Man charged in connection

with death of pedestrian
Corrie Brian Ewing, 31, of Lucaya, was charged in Freeport
Magistrate's Court on Wednesday in connection with the death of
a pedestrian last year.
Ewing, a resident of Albacore Drive, pleaded not guilty to the
charge of killing in the course of dangerous driving before Magis-
trate Debbye Ferguson.
The prosecution is alleging that on January 11, 2007, Ewing
drove a white 1997 Chevrolet Silverado along East Sunrise High-
way in a manner dangerous to the public, causing the death of
Gino Williams.
Ewing elected suipmary trial.
Magistrate Ferguson adjourned the case to February 4, 2009.
Ewing was granted $5,000 bail with four sureties.

SHIFT_ the !m uwi


Bethel hopes pilot project

will improve exam results
T tribune Staff Reporter
AS thousands of high school students throughout the country com-
plete their BGCSE exams, Education Minister Carl Bethel hopes
that a government pilot programme focused on after-school study
will help improve this year's results.
Last year's national average BGCSE grade D rekindled serious
concerns over the state of the country's educational system.
A 2007 report by the Coalition for Education
Reform revealed the majority of students taking
the BGCSEs achieve Ds or Fs in critical sub-
jects like mathematics and English.
One initiative government introduced is a pilot
after-school study, programme to help students
improve their scores.
In the upcoming school year, government plans
- to implement the programme in all public junior
and senior high schools.
The programme will also extend to senior
grades of primary schools, Mr Bethel said.
"Let me say that we have brought in a pilot
programme the last term of the year where we
instituted after school study clubs and we think
that has helped many students in their prepara-
tions for exams and we hope that we will see
the results of those improvements.
"In the coming year we intend to make homework and study clubs
universal in all of our junior and senior high schools and the upper pri-
mary levels of primary schools (grades four, five and six)".
While noting that standardised testing is only one of many routes in
measuring a student's ability, Mr Bethel told The Tribune he under-
stands why society places great importance on test results.
"It is the only objective barometer that we have and therefore we
understand the importance placed by society as a whole on exam
"But I must emphasise that exam results are only a part of the
overall package. Some students just do not test well they get highly
stressed, but they (may be) otherwise high achievers, that is just one
example of why testing is not the single measure of success."
The Ministry of Education will also concentrate on addressing lit-
eracy issues within primary schools and intends to launch a "major" lit-
eracy outreach programme in 2009 targeted at grades four, five and six,
he said.

Downtown police station to play

key role in tourism security

Safety of visitors ,r iqf

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says Turnquest
THE safety and security of
Bahamian citizens, residents
and visitors is non-negotiable,
Minister of National Security
Tommy Turnquest said.
He said anyone who intends
to jeopardise this safety by com-
mitting criminal acts will face
the full brunt of the law.
"Harassment of our visitors,
hawking and drug trafficking
will be aggressively addressed
and offenders will be brought
before the courts," Mr Turn-
quest said. He was speaking at
the relaunch of the Downtown
Tourism Policing Unit station
on Bay Street.
"Let me be clear on this:
when you think about creating
mischief or havoc in our core
downtown area, we will appre-
hend you. We will ensure that
we provide the necessary
resources and technology for
this tourism unit to be effec-
tive," Mr Turnquest said.


PICTURED (from left) are: Minister of Tourism Neko Grant, Commissioner of Police Reginald Ferguson, chair-
man of the National Tourism Development Board Charles Klonaris and Mr Turnquest.

He said the effectiveness of
the Tourism Policing Pro-
gramme (TCP) will depend, in
large part, upon the dedication
and commitment of the officers
who comprise the unit.

He said senior commanders
of the Royal Bahamas Police
Force "took great care" in
selecting the officers attached
to the programme, ensuring that
they all had good interpersonal

skills, and that they all received
skills training in the areas of
customer service and comput-
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Adderley murder likened to killings of

other HIV activist

THE murder of Wellington Adderley
last month recalls the "assassinations" of
other HIV activists and gay leaders in
the Latin American and Caribbean
region, the Pan American Health Organ-
isation said.
PAHO has expressed deep sorrow over
the death of Bahamian HIV activist Mr
Adderley and is calling for new region-
wide legislation to protect sexual minori-
ties and those living with HIV against
discrimination and violence.
"Adderley's death has come as a pro-

found shock and it represents a significant
loss not only to the HIV movement in
the Bahamas and the Caribbean, but also
to the wider international community.
"Unfortunately, Adderley's death may
not be a unique event as there have been
other accounts of assassinations of HIV
activists and gay leaders in the region,
including Steve Harvey in Jamaica and
Oct~vio Acufia Rubio in Mexico, both
killed in 2005," PAHO said in its press
statement. PAHO described Mr Adder-
ley as "one of the leading activists in the

;ts, gay 1
response to HIV in the Bahamas for near-
ly two decades."
He was a founding member of the
Caribbean Treatment Action Group
(CTAG), the Bahamas AIDS Founda-
tion and the Bahamas National Network
of Positive Living, where he served as its
president for many years.
Last May, Mr Adderley actively par-
ticipated in a workshop on civil society's
involvement in the response to HIV,
which had been organised by UNAIDS
and co-facilitated by PAHO, in Port-of-

leaders in
Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. "The mur-
ders of HIV activists move us to reflect
that much yet remains to be done. Coun-
tries need to adopt or enforce legal and
policy reforms to ensure respect for basic
human rights as mandated by their com-
mitments to international treaties and
agreements," said PAHO director, Dr
Mirta Roses.
The news of Mr Adderley's death,
PAHO said, is in sharp contrast to the
recent initiatives of the countries of the
Americas to improve health care for sex-

i region
ual minorities. "These programmes focus
on reducing stigma and discrimination
against sexual minorities and are part of
larger efforts to boost HIV prevention
and treatment. A summary of these pro-
grammes was publicised by PAHO on
May 17, 2008, in observance of the Inter-
national Day Against Homophobia, 10
days before the death of the Bahamian
activist," PAHO said. Mr Adderley, 51,
became the country's 29th murder vic-
tim when he was found slain in his home
on Delancey Street in New Providence.

AS the "tomato scare" in the US continues to grow, one restau-
rant franchise in the Bahamas is assuring customers that is uses
only locally grown produce. Many Bahamians have expressed con-
cern following the nationwide salmonella outbreak in the US,
which caused many diners to "hold the tomato" on their restau-
rant orders.
SAs a result, numerous American fast-food
chains and grocery stores have stopped serv-
ing or offering tomatoes.
Local Subway franchise owner, Wes Bas-
tian assured'the public that there's no need
i.-.to be concerned about the tomatoes at his
restaurants in New Providence, because Sub-
way buys all of its tomatoes locally.
"Most of the 'problem' tomatoes are from
Mexico, Texas, New Mexico and California"
said Bastian. "All of our tomatoes are pur-
chased at Lucayan Tropical Produce in New
Providence or from local farmers in Andros. "When it comes to
fresh produce, we try to buy as close to home as possible," Mr Bas-
tian said, "And supporting Bahamian farmers is as close aswe can
get. Some people have expressed concern regarding the recall,"
he added. "But after we tell them it's safe to consume our toma-
toes because they are Bahamian grown, they are no longer con-
Tim Hauber, grower and general manager of Lucayan Tropical
Produce, said all of Subway's products, including tomatoes, are
grown hydroponically in a controlled environment "to provide our
customers with the safest, best-tasting, highest-quality produce
"Lucayan Tropical Produce utilises the most advanced infra-
structure, techniques, and technologies to produce the cleanest,
healthiest produce available. Because our produce is grown inside
a glasshouse, we are able to create the perfect growing environ-
ment, allowing us to provide the finest products."
Hydroponically grown tomato plants are cultivated in a nutri-
ent solution rather than in soil. This growing method isolates
the plant from the ground, thereby eliminating sources of disease.
Mr Hauber explained that each plant is individually fed from a
controlled irrigation system that delivers optimum nutrient con-
centrations based on climate and growth stages, resulting in accu-
rate yields and superior quality.
Health officials in the US are trying to pinpoint the cause of the
outbreak, which has sickened 167 people and is being blamed for
contributing to the death of one. They are warning people to
stay away from red roma, red plum and red round tomatoes.
The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers in New
Mexico and Texas as early as June 3 about the outbreak. The
agency expanded its warning last weekend and restaurant chains
began voluntarily removing many red plum, red roma or round
red tomatoes from their shelves in response.

Sandals Royal Bahamian

marks 12th anniversary

with week-long celebration

SANDALS general manager Robert Keesler cuts an anniversary cake at a
special luncheon to recognize 92 team members who have been with the
resort since its opening in June, 1996.

SANDALS Royal Bahami-
an Spa Resort and Offshore
Island marked its 12th
anniversary with a week-long
celebration last week.
Among activities were a
thanksgiving service, a lecture
on budgeting and saving, an
informational trade show, an
honorees' luncheon and a
prize drawing in each depart-
On June 7, 1996, Sandals
welcomed its first couple.
General manager Robert
Keesler told his team: "You
could have moved on, but you
decided to stick it out and
today we are all grateful that
you make up the incredible
team we have."
At a special luncheon to
recognize the original 92-
member team, Mr Keesler
said that Sandals is a brand of
which all team members could
be proud.

Team member of the Year
2007 Marion Anderson, from
the Laundry Department, said
she and her colleagues had a
lot to be thankful for.
"Sandals has given me con-
sistent employment and job
security. You don't realise
how valuable job security is
until it is time to walk into a
bank and make a big pur-
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'PLP set on protecting environment

as Bimini Bay project went ahead'

Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunE media.net
THE PLP was committed to
ensuring the protection of the
environment as the Bimini Bay
Resort went ahead, former
prime minister Perry Christie
told the House of Assembly
In an effort to illustrate how
his government had a "fervent
commitment to the benefit of
Bahamians", Mr Christie said
that, being aware of the "con-
troversy" around the project,
they sought to renegotiate the
agreement signed under the
FNM with the resort's develop-
ers, the Capo Group.
"We were committed to
ensuring that not only was there
an up-to-date environmental
impact assessment, but there
was the continued presence of
an environmental management

Christie says his govt had the

interests of Bahamians at heart

plan," said Mr Christie.
He said that environmental
experts were brought in to
"ensure continued monitoring."
Meanwhile, his administra-
tion negotiated to take back an

area of "highly sensitive land"
in return for giving the devel-
opers "reclamation rights"
allowing them to create new
Mr Christie said that the
Bimini Bay resort had signifi-
cantly contributed to a 10 per
cent increase in the number of
tourists to the Family Islands at
a time when visitor numbers
overall are down.
The former prime minister's
statements come at a time when
controversy over the develop-
ment of the Bimini Bay project
has been heightened, thanks to
criticism of its alleged destruc-
tion of the environment by high
profile figures, and recent
counter-criticism from a group
of Bimini locals who say that

environmentalists are threaten-
ing their access to the econom-
ic benefits that will flow from
the project.
Mr Christie's claims would
also appear to be contradicted
by comments made by FNM
Minister of Housing Kenneth
Russell in a short documentary
on Bimini Bay made by Fabien
Coustau and the Save the Bimi-
ni Association.
In a video, available on the
internet and filmed earlier this
year, Mr Russell said that the
project "went haywire" during
the five years that the PLP were
in power.
He said that the FNM had in
the first instance done "all the
checks and balances needed to
cause that project to work in
harmony with the environment"
and was now looking to negoti-
ate with the Capo Group to
"shift this thing around again"
to ensure the protection of the
area's natural resources.


Murder inquiries and forensic

science are the focus of talks

WITH a focus on homicide
investigation, forensic science
and intelligence enhance-
ment, the 10th joint meeting
of the CARICOM standing
committees of Commission-
ers of Police and Military
Chiefs was held in Bermuda
last week.
The objective of the meet-
ing was to review action
plans discussed at the ninth
joint meeting of the CARI-
COM Standing Committees
of Commissioners of Police
and Military Chiefs held in
St Kitts in April, and to make
recommendations to put for-
ward to the sixth meeting of
the Council of Ministers
responsible for national secu-
rity and law enforcement
scheduled for later this
month, also in St Kitts.
Key items on the agenda
for discussion included:
Justice protection pro-
Capabilities and methods
for the detection and surveil-
lance of illegal firearms
CARICOM'S proposed
Regional Integrated Ballistic
Information Network
Capacity building in the
area of intelligence opera-
Regional maritime co-
The meeting, held at the

Old Bahama

Bay by Ginn

sur Mer donate

to the Kohn


Alexis Nairn and Bionka Pedican;
Old Bahama Bay manager Bob
Van Bergen; Kohn Foundation
board member Jerreth Rolle and
Kohn Foundation scholars
Maressa Hanna, Sasha Williams
and Romal Russell.

WEST End, Grand Bahama
- During an Old Bahama Bay
home owners weekend, schol-
arship recipients of the Kohn
Foundation were on hand for a
cheque presentation by Ginn
sur Mer.
Kohn Foundation scholar
Alexis Nairn spoke to all of the
homeowners on behalf of the
11 students.
The primary mission of the
Kohn Foundation (TKF) is to
help improve quality of life for
citizens of West End, Grand
TKF's initial work will focus
on developing educational
opportunities for West End stu-
dents, assisting in expansion of
local businesses, and fostering
communication and friendship
between West End citizens and
residents of newer communities
like Old Bahama Bay.

Fairmont Hamilton Princess
Hotel on June 5 and 6, was
co-chaired by George Jack-
son, Commissioner of Police
of Bermuda.
He served as interim chair
in the absence of Henry
Greene, Commissioner of
Police of Guyana and
Colonel Alvin Quintyne,
Chief of Staff of Barbados
and current chair of standing
The featured speaker at
the opening session, Senator
David Burch, Bermuda Min-
ister of Home Affairs and
Housing, welcomed members
of both standing committees
to Bermuda.
In his opening remarks,
Senator Burch highlighted.
Bermuda's continued com-
mitment to participation in
regional security strategies in
view of the regional nature
of crime and the security

issued facing the community
as a whole.
The commissioners of
police and military chiefs,
after having discussed the
highlighted topics, made sev-
eral recommendations to be
presented to the ministers
responsible for national secu-
rity and law enforcement.
In attendance were com-
missioners and military chiefs
from Antigua and Barbuda;
the Bahamas; Grenada;
Guyana; Montserrat; St Kitts
and Nevis; Saint Lucia; St
Vincent and the Grenadines;
and Trinidad and Tobago, as
well as representatives from
the associate states of host
country, the British Virgin
Islands and the Turks and
Delegates also included
directors and other senior
officers of the CARICOM
Implementation Agency for

Crime and Security, the Joint
Regional Communications
Centre and the Regional
Intelligence Fusion Centre.
Also attending were guest
speakers in the area of jus-
tice protection and customs.

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Solomon Wellington Adderley, 51

of Delancy Street will be held on
Saturday 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist
Church, Meeting Street. Rev.
Timothy Stewart will officiate.
IInterment will follow in the Church's

SSolomon will be gravely missed by
his stepfather, Ted Hutchinson;
I stepmother, lonette Adderley; 3
brothers, Rudolph Stuart of West
l Palm Beach Florida, Andrew F.
SAdderley of Fort Lauderdale Florida
S'. and Berkley Adderley; one brother-
in-law, Maxwell Armbrister; 6
sisters, Yvonne Storr, Sabrina Burrows, Pauline Armbrister, Raquel,
Nicky and Tanya Adderley; 4 stepsisters, Sally and Sherry
Hutchinson, Sharon Armbrister and Karen Marshall of Grand Bahama
Island; 5 stepbrothers, Ivan, Theodore, Terrance and Michael
Hutchinson (and Omar Richardson); 2 aunts, Hilda Carey and
Millicent Munroe; 22 nieces including, Shana, Sonovia, Precious,
Shawna, Raquel, Latonya, Nicola, Destiny, Torquel, Tara, Shelly
Pierre of Grand Bahama Island, Tabitha Culmer, Yvette Montot and
Eri Stuart of Orlando Florida; 20 nephews including, Heathcliff
Adderley, Ramon Gibson, Casswell Ferguson, Patrick and Deon,
Quincy Stuart of Orlando Florida, Michael Culmer, Gregoire Moritot,
John Pierre of Grand Bahama Island; 18 grandnephews and 16
grandnieces cousins, Pamela and Shanelle Johnson, Gary, Eleanor
Munroe, Janice Stubbs, and Raymond, Sandra, Larry, Marie, Lorraine
and Patrick Francis of Miami Florida, Rudolph and Wendell Adderley,
Bonnie Cheney of Boston Massachusetts and Gail Carey-Gay. PC
Vivian Cooper, Janet Munnings, Lorraine Hanna, Etheral Forbes,
Mavis and Evelyn Gibson, Mavis Seymour and family, Valencia
Gibson-Nottage, Daphne and Sandra Stuart, Colin, Myrtis Gibson
of Fort Lauderdale Florida and Phillip Gibson; adopted mothers,
Constance Smith and Louise Davis and their families (Michelle,
Elsine and Keith Davis and Melinda Seymour; special friends
including, V. Charmaine Rolle, Eldridge McPhee and family, Mario
Sherman, John Fox, Shawn Forbes, The Citibank /Cititrust family,
Rev. F. K. Celeste Barrett, Robert West, Dr. Barry Morris, Round
Table, Nassau #1 Organizations, The Aids Foundation of The
- Bahamas, Bahamas National Network for Positive Living, The
Bahamas Human Rights Network, Association of Fundraising
Professionals, Bahamas Chapter, The National Junkanoo Committee
and the Red Ribbon aill Committee, The Caribbean Treatment
Action Group, and The International Preparedness Coalition Regional

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The Centre Director is responsible for establishing business plans for the Scotia
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smaller, secondary markets also under their direction, and executing them through
the dynamic leadership of teams of highly skilled professionals representing each
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policies and profitability levers;

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Excel;
Knowledge of the legal, regulatory, compliance, and audit requirements;
Effective communication skills;
Some travel required;
Scotiabank offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package
with tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Qualified candidates only should submit application in writing, marked Private
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Planning, Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd., Main Branch, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau,
Bahamas or e-mail ionie.diggiss@scotiabank.com.

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FROM page one

last week.
In each case there was no
forced entry into the home and
the victim was slaughtered in a
frenzied attack.
Leading psychologist Dr
David Allen. who has worked
extensively with serial killers
and had the opportunity to
study their psychological pro-
files in depth, said the killer in
each homicide would fit the
profile of a sociopath with
"violence tunnel syndrome."
Dr Allen said: "This person
is very seductive. They would
have something about them
that is very welcoming.
"They speak or dress very
nicely, and have a caring or
empathetic attitude, and if they
are on your side they are just

Psychologist says assailant in

homosexual murders could

have 'violence tunnel syndrome'

wonderful people. But at the
same time that kind of person-
ality has a vicious temper."
Inside the sociopath is a
very deep "shame core" com-
prised of a severe sense of
abandonment, rejection and
In an overwhelming number
of cases, the shame core is
established when children are
sexually or physically abused.
Dr Allen said: "The deeper
the shame core the more vio-
lent they can be.
"Some people with heavy
shame cores compensate by

FROM page one

now "assisting the police" in connection with oth-
er criminal matters.
Reportedly, one of the men in custody is 33
years of age, while the other is in his "mid-twen-
One of the men was picked up in the
Carmichael Road area, while the other turned
himself in after police, having discovered his
whereabouts, surrounded the building.
Both men' are expected to be brought before
the courts on Monday, June 16.
While Chief Supt Miller reports that the men
are still being interrogated at this time, police
have yet to recover any of the bank's money.
Reportedly, good forensic evidence, along with
images from the bank's close circuit cameras were
instrumental in securing such a quick arrest, Mr
Miller said.
No one was injured during the bank's holdup
on June 9th. However, some staff members and

becoming very self-absorbed,
feeling good through drug,
alcohol or love addiction and
they have a tremendous sense
of control, or believe their way
is the only way."
But when they experience
rejection, abandonment or
humiliation, they are so over-
whelmed by contempt they go
into a powerful grievance,
almost like being crushed.
The person is then con-
sumed by a relentless rage,
which Dr Allen said is like
anger multiplied 100 times, and
this rage sends the sociopath

Two arrested

customers were visibly shaken, with one bank
employee having to be taken to hospital and
treated for shock.
According to Chief Supt. Miller, who heads the
Central Detective Unit, police received a report
of the hold up at around 11.46 am that day. Mr
Miller said that two men, reportedly armed with
handguns, entered the bank. One of them jumped
over the counter and demanded cash. Mr Miller
said that neither of the gunmen wore masks dur-
ing the hold up.
"They were unmasked apart from one of the
culprits wearing a pair of dark shades and a tam
with 'rasta locks' which appeared to be one that
you would buy from a shop," he said.
According to reports the bank was crowded at
the time of the robbery. Fortunately, however, no
shots were fired and no one was hurt.

down the violence destructive
The heart beats rapidly, the
blood pressure rises and the
pulse increases dramatically,
having a direct affect on the
When the pulse reaches 10
per cent above normal, the IQ
goes down by 30 points, and
when combined with drugs or
alcohol in the bloodstream, all
sensibility is lost.
Dr Allen added: "Alcohol
or drugs means they have no
inhibitions as well.
"They don't have words for
their feelings, and they can't
express it, they just go into
"If there is an instrument
around, a knife hanging on the
wall or in the kitchen, there is
"They want the other per-
son to feel what they are feel-
ing, which is nothing, so they
could attack that person until
they are dead."
When the rage subsides,
and the person calms down,
they come to realise they have
committed murder. They
become very remorseful.
Dr Allen said: "They may
end up telling a friend, they
may find themselves very dif-
ficult to live with, and some-
times they may commit sui-
cide. "
Police have not confirmed
any link between the deaths
and no one has been charged
with any of the four murders.
Dr Allen believes that the
person or persons responsible
for the murders will be found
as the investigation continues.

FROM page one

ing based on information giv-
en to police.
"We took a man into cus-
tody after (receiving) some
information. We have some-
one in custody we are talking
"We're not sure that he's
connected with the matter, but
we've certainly got some
information and as a result we
are trying to determine
whether or not he is connect-
ed with the matter.
"We're questioning him and
based on the information that
we got, he was arrested, and
we are trying to see what use-
ful information we can get
from him," said ASP Bethel.
Around 2 pm Wednesday,
Corporal 2531 Alexis Roberts
was shot by a "short" "dark-
skinned" man as he got out
of a vehicle in front of
Fantasy Web Shop on Wulff
According to police, the
gunman immediately
approached the off-duty offi-
cer from the side of the build-
ing, shot him once in the
abdomen and fled the scene
on foot heading south towards
the Wilson Tract area.
Corporal Roberts was taken

to the hospital by a private car
where he underwent surgery,
police said.
Police also said it is still
unclear what the victim was
doing at the web shop, as up
to press time they had not
been able to speak to Corpo-
ral Roberts.
"We are still trying to (fig-
ure that out).
"We have not been able to
talk to him as yet so we cannot
say exactly why he was there,
but at the same time we are
trying to talk to persons who
were in the area, or who were
at that place to see if they can
assist us with any informa-
tion," said ASP Bethel yes-
Police have still not ruled
out the possibility that Cor-
poral Roberts was shot dur-
ing an armed robbery.
"i don't have that informa-
"We are interviewing per-
sons who would have wit-
nessed the shooting to see if
anything like that happened,"
said ASP Bethel, adding that.
he was awaiting updates from
field officers.
Up to press time, Corporal
Roberts who is attached to
the office of the Governor
General was listed in seri-
ous condition.

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FROM page one

same way.
When business was slow in October last year, Mr Sobiech was
told to take a few days off. That was nine months ago and Mr
Sobiech has still not been asked to return to work.
Mr Sobiech said: "They let me go and all the other employees
have had the same thing done to them."
With the backing of the union, headed by president Richard
Johnson, the drivers offered the employer an alternative'dispute res-
olution to avoid battling out their grievances in court.
A proposed labour agreement was submitted to Bahamas Trans-
fer and Tours and Bahamas Limousine and Tours in February, with
the support of the Ministry of Labour, but the company offered no
Mr Sobiech said: "I don't mind if they had fired me or whatev-
er, but they just left me in the dark.
"These people are so nasty they don't want to give me my sev-
erance package for eight years service.
"We have been through every process we can think of without
going to court and we have not got any closure."
As head of the union, Mr Johnson is calling on Labour Minister
Dion Foulkes to investigate the possibility of taking legal action
against the company on the grounds of contravening two sections
of the Industrial Relations Act by failing to negotiate with employ-
ees in good faith.
He said: "This is something we hope will bring some pressure to
bear on this company to get the present and outstanding dispute set-
tled with those employees who have been suspended, and to come
to the table and negotiate a collective bargaining agreement with
the company."
Bahamas Transfer and Tours and Bahamas Limousine and
Tours were not available for comment.


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s Bahamian athletes shine overseas
Ihall of fame'

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FIVE years after a knee
injury forced Dr. Kenya'
Storr-Jones to abandon a
career that could have land-
ed her in the professional
Ranks, she's coming back for
another prestigious award.
Dr. Storr-Jones, now
operating her dentist prac-
tice in Orlando, Florida, will
be one of 19 members
inducted into the Sunshine
State Conference on Satur-
Iday night at the Hilton in
Walt Disney World Resort
in Buena Vista, Florida.
It will be a busy weekend
for Dr. Storr-Jones, who is
in town to stand in a wed-
ding today before she
returns to Florida on Satur-
day morning in time for the
"They informed me in
February that I will be
inducted," said Dr. Storr-
Jones. "I was definitely sur-
"A team-mate of mine
that I played with graduated
the year before I did and
she got into the Hall of
Fame last year. But I did-
n't expect to follow her."
Nevertheless, Dr. Storr-
Jones said she was "happy
and honoured" that she had
proof that "at one time I
could play basketball."
After graduating from
, Rollins College where she
starred with the Tars'
women basketball team for
four years, Dr. Storr-Jones
said she's been busy with
her new dentist profession,
her two-year marriage to
Paul and their one-year-old
daughter Lauren.
"A team-mate of mine
told me about a league they
play. I would love to play
again because it's like riding
a bike," she reflected.
"I know if I was home, I
would have been actively
involved in basketball
because (coach) Anthony
Swaby would not allow me
to sit on my butt for five
Since leaving here in 1995
as a student of Nassau
Christian Academy, Dr.
Storr-Jones went on to
Evans High School in
Orlando, graduating two
years later.
She then obtained a full'
scholarship to attend
Rollins College where she
graduated in 2002. And
then she enrolled at the
University of Louisville
where she graduated as a
dentist in 2006.
"It's stressful, but it's
enjoyable," Dr. Storr-Jones
proclaimed. "I like what I
do. It's fun. At least I don't
have to worry about icing
my knees. I just ice my fore-
"I told people that when I
went to Louisville, I tried
to play intramural. But it's
not like playing on the
team. I miss it. But I guess I
have to look forward to
.what's ahead with my pro-
Dr. Storr-Jones, who
turned 29 on May 29, had a
stellar career as a guard for
Rollins College.
She is the sixth leading
scorer with 1,400 points;
eighth in rebounds with 376;
fifth in field goals with 531
and 14th in field goal per-
centage at .440.
The talented point guard
was 11th in free throw per-
centage at .725; fourth in
steals with 291 and she
holds the single game indi-
vidual steals record of 11,
recorded against Barry Uni-
Dr. Storr-Jones went on
to make the Sunshine State
Conference All-Freshman
team in 1997 and All-Sun-
shine State Conference
selection second team in
2000 and first team in 2002.
She was also named the
most valuable player at the
Sunshine State Conference
Tournament in 2002 as well
SEE page 12


WHILE four Bahamian
athletes are competing in
their collegiate season at the
NCAA Division One Track
and Field Championships
this week. three elite ath-
letes competed in Ostrava
in the Czech Republic.
World Championship sil-
%er medallist Derrick Atkins
pulled off another victory in
the men's 100 metres yes-
terday at the Zlata Tetra
Golden Spike Meet.
He stopped the clock in
10.07 seconds to easily win

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other victor
another victory

the race over Brian Dzingai
of Zimbabwe in 10.25.
New \world record holder
Usain Bolt from Jamaica
opted not to run in the cen-
tur'. Instead, he did the
half-lapper, covering the dis-
tance in a blazing 19.83.
Also at the meet. quarter-
miler Nathaniel McKinney
stepped down to compete in
a rarely ran 300. His time

was 33.01.
However, American Jere-
mr Wariner was simply no
match as he breezed to vic-
tor. in 31.72. Paul Hession
of Ireland was second in
In their absence, Martyn
Roone\ of Great Britain
comsted to \'ictor\ in the 4(ili
in 45.32.
Meanwhile at the NCAA

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the men's -410 on Wednes-
da\ "ith the second fastest
time of 46.018.
The Oral Roberts Uni'er-
sit, senior trailed onl\
O'Neal Wilder, a freshman
from Mississippi State, who
w.on the race in 45.56.
The semifinal "ill be ran
today and the final is sched-
uled tor Saturday.
Also on Wednesday. Bian-
ca Stuart. a junior at South-
ern Illinois, cleared 21-7 1/2
in the preliminary round of
the women's long jump to
advance to the final.

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of "Basketball
Smiles" shared a
joke yesterday at
Temple Christian
Academy with
coaches Patricia
'Pattie' Johnson,
Cherishl ,,

'Basketball Smiles' summer camp kicks

off at Temple Christian Primary School

Senior Sports Reporter

COACH Sam Nichols is
back in town to conduct anoth-
er of his "Basketball Smiles"
camp and his first stop was at
Temple Christian Primary
School yesterday where the
players eagerly awaited his
Nichols, the founder/director
of the "We can bring a week
of smiles and hope through bas-
ketball" programme based on
Abilene, Texas, is here as a
guest of HO Nash coach Patri-
cia 'Pattie' Johnson.
"This is our ninth trip and as
always, we want to teach some
basketball fundamentals and
some live skills," Nichols
stressed. "Basketball is a new
vehicle to teach values and facts
of life."
On this week-long trip,
Nichols is accompanied by
Dustin Pearce, a sportscaster
from Midland, Texas, who will
be doing a television documen-
tary on "Basketball Smiles."
Nichols said he's aware of the
crime rate in the country and
he's hoping that through his vis-
it, he can reinforce to the par-
ticipants that there is a much
better way of life through bas-
"It's sowing seed. Obviously
you can't do any long-term
instructions," he pointed out.
"It's like going through a bas-
ketball buffet.
"You go around the court
and you get a few ideas that you
can work on your own. You
never get a full meal."
Through his initial contact
with Cynthia 'Mother' Pratt, the

former Deputy Prime Minister,
Nichols made the connection
with Johnson.
From that day, Nichols said
they have enjoyed a really good
relationship and he's been
pleased with the way she's coor-
dinated his trips year after year.
"One of the things we are
doing this year is that we have a
professional video-grapher and
he will be doing a documentary
of our programme," Nichols
"It will be network quality
that will tell the story of Bas-
ketball Smiles and the great
work that we are doing with the
coaches here in the Bahamas."
Pearce, making his debut
here, said he really wanted to
capture the essence of the
Bahamian basketball scene and
hopefully when it was shown,
more people in the United
States would be willing to come
on board and lend their assis-
"We really want to capture
the dream that Sam has created
for other people to do to really
make a jump on this pro-
gramme," Pearce emphasised.
Johnson, who works deli-
gently with her programme at
HO Nash, said Nichols always
provides a positive message that
the players can keep with them.
"The most important mes-
sage that we want to share with
the players is that basketball is a
deterrent from crime and all the
social ills that plague our coun-
try," Johnson stated.
"And his drills reconfirm
what we have been saying all
year long. Sometimes you can
say something to a kid for 100
times, but they prefer to hear
it from somebody else. He

COACH Sam Nichols demonstrate to a player how to play defence at
Temple Christian Primary School yesterday.

brings that every year."
Keno Demeritte, one of the
coaches at Temple Christian,
said he was pleased that Nichols
made his first visit to his school.
i "It gives my kids the oppor-
tunity to gain some basketball
skills from a university coach,"
he said. "So I feel it will be a big

boost to our programme."
While the week-long journey
began at Temple Christian,
today he will be at HO Nash
and the Nazareth Home before
he attends Kingsway Academy.
Additionally, Nichols is also
expected to visit Mother Pratt,
who is in Doctor's Hospital.

' '1 &i Ulld\ .l IL IL' I ,
Rudon Bastian, a junior at
Louisville. finished 24th in
the qualifying round of the
men's long jump with a best
leap of 23-8.
In addition to Stuart.
Auburn University's fresh-
man Cache Armbrister was
scheduled to compete in the
first round of the women's
200 metres.
However. her time was
also not available at
The NCAA Champi-
onships will wrap up on Sat-

Local coaches

will have chance

to obtain FIBA


Sports Reporter

coaches by-the International
governing body of basketball
will ensure the progression of
the Bahamas' national pro-
gramme, beginning at a fun-
damental level.
These sentiments were
offered by Bahamas Basket-
ball Federation President,
Lawrence Hepburn, while
endorsing his organizations
joint venture with the College
of the Bahamas.
The Workshop for Physical
Education Teachers and
Coaches will offer its partici-
pants an opportunity to
achieve FIBA coaching certi-
fication upon their completion.
"We aware of the important
role that coaches play in assist-
ing our young people become
great players," Hepburn said,
"The BBF is pleased to
announce that, based on the
Modules proposed, physical
education teachers and coach-
es who complete the work-
shop in its entirety, will also
be eligible for a FIBA coach-
ing certification, the level of
which will be confirmed once
reviewed and approved by
FIBA. Thetopics to be cov-
ered meet at the very mini-
mum Level I designation, and
cover some of the topics
required by Level II."
Hepburn said the workshop
and other programmes of a
similar nature will become
vital to the growth of the
natiortal team programme.
"This achievement is impor-
tant as for sometime now the
BBF has been desirous of The
College of the Bahamas taking
on this critical responsibility
of training persons through-
out the nation who have the
potential to strengthen our
national programmes," he
said, "What better place to
begin than within our primary,
junior and senior high
The BBF President said the
lack of fundamentals in play-
ers throughout the country has
affected the overall product
and for the trend to be halted,
change must begin with our
younger athletes.
"We have a weakness in
basketball and the main prob-
lem is that we reach our chil-
dren too late in teaching fun-
damentals, and that is why we
are particularly targeting pri-
mary schools and junior high
schools," he said, "But usually
by the time the BBF reaches
these kids they are out of high
school and they have already
developed bad habits and poor
Hepburn said attacking the
lapse in fundamentals at an
early age would create funda-
mentally sound athletes for the
for the future, candidates for
national programme play.
"This is most essential that we
deal with the primary schools
and junior high schools and
get those coaches up to par so
that they can eliminate bad
practices very early in the ath-
letes' career."




Sports Reporter

"Uncertainty is the refuge of hope."
When 19th century philosopher Henri Fred-
eric Amiel coined this phrase, I'm not certain if

Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP Photo
IN THIS April 10, 2007 file photo, NBA official Tim Donaghy talks
with another official during a timeout in a basketball between the
Washington Wizards and New Jersey Nets in Washington, D.C. A
letter fled Tuesday, June 10, 2008, in the Brooklyn borough of New
York, by a lawyer for Donaghy in his federal gambling case alleges
his fellow refs broke league rules by routinely fraternizing with
players, coaches and team management and the inappropriate
relationships influenced the outcomes of games.

he had the NBA landscape in mir
nothing seems more appropriate.
Sports are meant to serve as with
entertainment, as a sanctuary For
from the work-a-day world of Donaj
bills, mortgages, unemploy- been
ment and studying, moreover it the m
fills what seems to be a genetic season
void in most of us, making us We
identifiable as fans rather than with n
by race, nationality or religion. Shutti
Sports are near to our hearts Shaq,
because it is one of the few the co
uncertainties in daily life,.we Lebrc
have no control of the end strugg
result and its spontaneity ences.
intrigues us because that out- Twc
come is solely based upon the ried fr
skill of its competitors. promi
This is what separates sports makir
from movies, what separates it towar
from sports entertainment, a new
what makes it great, and offers super
the uncertainty which gives our The
hope refuge. triuml
For the NBA and its fans, Dor
that uncertainty was removed from 1
from the equation and was longer
replaced with angst in the sum- On
mer of 2007 when former refer- attorn
ee Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty allegii
to two federal charges related that C
to the investigation regarding er C
FBI reports that Donaghy bet the L(
on games he officiated. Sacrar
Our hope in the purity of the two re
basic concept of sports was left For

Id, but at this time

ut refuge.
much of the year, the
ghy issue had apparently
sidetracked because of
ost entertaining NBA
n of the past decade.
were more concerned
movements of KG, Jesus
lesworth, Kobe, Gasol,
Kidd, the ascension CP3,
ntinuous improvement of
on and the constant power
gle between the confer-

o of the leagues most sto-
ranchises had returned to
inence, the league was
ig a noticeable shift
ds a youth movement and
young breed of NBA
star was being born.
Uncertainty had made its
phant return.
naghy refused to shirk
the spotlight for much
June 10, 2008, Donaghy's
ney filed a court document
ng, among other things,
lame 6 of the 2002 West-
onference Finals between
os Angeles Lakers and
mento Kings was fixed by
give me David Stern, but

it gives us no solace for you to
dismiss Donaghy's claims as a
last ditch effort by a "singing,
cooperating witness."
Coupled with the already
building media attention heavi-
ly scrutinizing the officiating of
LA and Boston-Game two, and
the powder keg of a betting
scandal was set to explode.
From this moment on, every
game with a series of question-
able calls will be revisited
(Game 7 of the 2001 Western
Conference Finals should be
first on the list in my opinion. I
could go 5,000 words on the
importance of that game and
how the Blazers could have
pre-empted the dreadful Laker
What's worse than anything
else is that it lent validity to the
common Bahamian fan argu-
ment, that I have fought so dili-
gently, as to why their team lost
a game:
"Dey cheat, Da refs fix da
game, Dey mean to make the
series longer so the NBA could
make more money....Da mob
fix it!"
Whether his claims.are rati-
fied or not, as we watch the
remainder of the Finals, irre-
spective of its outcome, there
will be those who question
where the allegiance of the
officials lie and whether they
remained objective or not.
The damage Donaghy did to
the game may not be under-
stood for years to come, how-
ever, for now one thing has
become painfully clear...
The uncertainty is fleeting,
our hope is all but lost and it
has no refuge.



THE Junior Baseball League of Nassau has
announced that they will hold their annual Sum-
mer Baseball Camp at a venue and date to be
released later.
However, they have announced that registration
will take place on Saturdays June 21 and 28 from
10 a.m. to noon.
Only the first 100 players who sign up will be
allowed to participate.


PASTOR Carlos Reid has announced that the
annual Nelson Cooper Peace on the Street Basket-
ball Classic will take place over the weekend of
July 24-25 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.
Reid, the president of Youth Against Violence
and the Hope Center, said they expect to once
again feature a total of 24 teams to "shoot basket-
ball instead of guns."
Interested teams are urged to contact Reid at
356-6549 or faxed 326-7269.


THE Bahamas Government Departmental Bas-
ketball Association will kick off its 2008 season
tonight at the DW Davis Gymnasium with a dou-
ble header on tap.
In the 7:30 p.m. opener, the Electro Telecom

Cybots vs BUT, followed by the Real Deal Rangers
against the Airport Authority.
On Saturday, four games will be played.
In the 3 p.m. opener, the Electro Telecom
Cybots will play the Prison Challengers; 4 p.m.,
the Real Deal Rangers will face the BEC Shockers;
5 p.m., the Bamboo Shack Aces meets the NIB
Stars and at 6 p.m., BUT play the NIB Kings.


THE Bahamas Amateur Cycling Federation and
the Gregory Town Pineapple Festival Cycling
Committee recently staged its seventh annual
Gregory Town Pineapple Festival Cycling Champi-
The 32-mile road race saw Barron 'Turbo' Mus-
grove pull off the victory in one hour and 50 min-
utes. Wayne 'Curly' Price was second in 1:51;
Sam 'Ironman' Brown got third in 1:52; Tim Stur-
rup of Lower Bgue fourth in 1:58 and Allen
Miller rounded out the top five in 1:5g.
In the junior boys under-15 division, Anthony
'Biggie' Colebrdoke took the 24-mile race in 1:28.
Carlano 'the Car' Bain was second in 1:31; Justin
'the Jet' Minnis third in 1:33 and Derek Sturrup of
Lower Bogue fourth in 1:34.
Antinece 'Lillie' Simmons was the lone com-
petitor in the under-15 girls' 24-mile race, clock-
ing 1:30.
In the junior girls' under-12 division, Shakoda
Minnis won the seven-mile race with Tatyana
Musgrove second.
And in the special BMX bike race, Carl Thomp-
son of Gregory Town was the winner. David Stur-
rup of Lower Bogue was second and Shawn Miller
of Governor's Harbour was third.

Johnson looks for more help

Senior Sports Reporter

PATRICIA 'Pattie' John-
son has been a hallmark in
women's basketball, having
coached at HO Nash Junior
School where she produced
,many of the countries' top
However, Johnson feels that
there is so much potential
available here that unless the
players get the exposure, they
'won't get to the next level.
On June 5, Johnson enrolled
one of her players, Shonder
Smith, in Northside High
School in Georgia for a camp.
Smith was trying out for the
junior varsity team, but
because she was so good, she
was quickly promoted to the
varsity team.
"In one week, she's already
played in 25 games," Johnson
pointed out. "She was playing
both JV and varsity. But when
they found out that she was
qualified for varsity, her games
were cut down to about three
games a day.
"Every weekend, they trav-
el to different colleges to play
in small camps in the Georgia
area. All in all, she's guaran-

teed some 40 games with offi-
cials and everything in the
month of June."
In July, Johnson said she
intended to take some of her
players to an individual camp
at Fort Valley State from July
11-13 and a big man camp in
Georgia from July 14-16.
"If we are going to compete
with the kids in the United
States, we have to provide
more games for them so that
they can improve their game
so that they can compete for
the athletic scholarships," she
"I don't think some of our
,boys get that kind of exposure
and I think men and boys bas-
ketball is much further than
the girls;, So whoever is in
,charge must find a way to
make these games readily
available for the players."
For a high school graduat-
ing player, Johnson said she
would have racked up a total
of some 400 games in her
Career, compared to the 50-60
for the local players.
For Smith, Johnson said
she's'in touch with her on a
daily basis and her main gripe
is that she misses her mother.
But she's coping.
Next year, Johnson said she
intended to give the exposure

to the camp to more players
in a bid to help them get into
the United States to play high
school basketball.
"I think we should look at
increasing our games from 12
to at least 25," Johnson not-
ed. "They can have pre-sea-
son and post-season tourna-
ments to make up games.
"And they could name tour-
naments after persons who
have done well in our commu-
nity. Everything count. On the
weekends, they can have more
tournaments for the schools."
With the Bahamas Union of
Teachers electing a new pres-
ident in Belinda Wilson, John-
son said she hope that the
physical education teacher will
not forget her roots and help
out the programme.
"I would hope that being a
person who went off on an
'athletic scholarship, I hope she
would not forget her roots and
open the door so that more
players can get a better chance
at life," she stated.
"What's happening now is
our kids are leaving high
school with a trophy. What's a
trophy as opposed to a degree.
You can look at a trophy
every day, but if you have a
degree, you can live every


PAGE 12, FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008


Storr-Jones to

be inducted into

'hall of fame'

FROM page 11
as being named the Player
of the Year and All-South
Region selection first team.
Additionally, she was a
honorable mention Kodak
All-American and a hon-
orable mention Division II
Anthony Swaby, who
prides on coaching Dr.
Storr-Jones at the high
school level, the Angels
women's basketball and
the national team, said she
was always considered an
"outstanding athlete and
"She excelled in whatev-
er she did. We had a lot of
student-athletes who made
their school Hall of Fame.
But I guess what sets this
apart and makes me so
proud is that the Sunshine
State is recognizing her for
her contribution to the
Swaby, however, said he
would have liked to have
seen Dr. Storr-Jones take
her game to the next level.
"Kenya would -have
been our first player to go
pro, if it wasn't for her
knees," he lamented. "I
think she made the deci-
sion that she didn't want
to go through the opera-
tion anymore.
"So she got oil with her
professional life and now
she's a qualified dentist.
So I guess you have to
make a decision. But if her
knees hadn't given out on
her, she probably would
have still been playing."


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NFL loses top players

to retirement

Associated Press

First went Warren Sapp.
Then Brett Favre. Now it's
Michael Strahan. In the
space of three months, the
NFL has lost three likely
Hall of Famers with XXXL-
sized personalities and
that's not even counting
Jonathan Ogden, quietly
one of the finest offensive
linemen of his generation.
Sure, the NFL is popular
enough to weather the loss
of a few stars. But will foot-
ball still be fun?

Nearly 100, Bill

Werber tells tales

of playing with Ruth,

Gehrig, Fox

Associated Press

his motorized wheelchair to
the end of the table. The
waitress pointed to the
lunch menu, but the oldest
living ex-major leaguer had
no use for it. Days shy of his
'100th birthday, Werber
knew what he wanted: a hot
dog with onions and a lit-
tle ketchup. After his first
bite, the last living link to
baseball's golden era began
his storytelling. He may
occasionally forget dates
and appointments, but Wer-
ber remembers vivid details
of playing ball with Babe
Ruth and other baseball's

Durham Bulls

still basking in

Hollywood glory

Associated Press

THE BULL still snarls
from atop the outfield wail,
snorting smoke after home
runs and taunting hitters
with four simple words:
"Hit bull, win steak." The
replica of the prop Holly-
wood built for "Bull
Durham" is larger and
glitzier than the original -
and in that way, it's like
nearly everything else
about today's Durham
Bulls. Exactly 20 years have
passed since the film hit
theaters, and today's Bulls
bear little resemblance to
the team portrayed in the
film that starred Kevin
Costner and Tim Robbins.
No longer a smallotown
team with a run-down ball-
park, these Bulls play in a
major-league-quality stadi-
um and are Tampa Bay's
Triple-A affiliate. Yet they
no why they're the one of
the minor leagues' biggest

Tennis great Billie

Jean King keeps

serving winners

Associated Press

64, is far from slowing
down. The tennis great
recently presided over the
grand opening of her Wom-
en's Sports Center in the
new Sports Museum of
America in lower Manhat-
tan. Her co-ed World Team
Tennis league starts its 33rd
season in July with a new
team in Washington featur-
ing Serena Williams. And

King's new book will be
released in August to com-
memorate the 35th anniver-
sary of the match with Bob-
by Riggs. She served up
answers to five questions in
a recent interview.

MASTERS' champion Trevor Immelman of South Africa chips on to the 1-0th green during his practice round for the US Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 in San Diego.

Immelman goes for

his second major

Associated Press

NOT long ago, the question
wasn't so much if Tiger Woods
could win the Grand Slam as
whether he could win every
tournament he entered this
When- the U.S. Open began
Thursday, though, the thought
of Woods going undefeated had
long been left behind.
And the only player with a
chance at the Grand Slam?
That's Trevor Immelman.
So while Woods, Phil Mick-
elson and Adam Scott, the top
three players in golf, were set
to tee off-in a rare glamour
threesome at Torrey Pines,
Immelman was in a much qui-
eter pairing later in the day:
himself, Zach Johnson and
Mike Weir the last three
players to win the Masters not
named Woods or Mickelson.
"A fantastic pairing," Immel-
man said of the Woods-Mick-
elson-Scott threesome. "I'll
probably be watching some of it
before I tee off. But there's a
whole host of players that have
a great chance on this course."
Immelman is one of them.
Not only does he have the con-
fidence of Augusta behind him,
he also has the memory of win-
ning one of his first big tourna-
ments, the U.S. Amateur Public
Links, right here at Torrey
Pines in 1998.
If only the Torrey Pines of 10
years ago was the same that the
players will see this week.
"Make no mistake, this is a
seriously difficult golf course,"
Immelman said. "But it's fairly
set up, from what I've seen the
last couple of days."
Play began Thursday under
cloudy skies with D.A. Points, a
journeyman playing in his first
U.S. Open, teeing off safely into
the first fairway. The tourna-
ment really began several weeks
ago, when most of the 8,390
players who signed up for qual-
ifying went through their
rounds, hoping to live out a

That field got pared to 156
for the main event at Torrey
Pines, which is tough, with the
uneven and unpredictable
kikuya rough framing the fair-
ways. And long at 7,643
yards, the longest course in
. major championship history.

But the USGA has given
itself some flexibility, too, hav-
ing placed multiple tee boxes
on a number of holes to add
options if the wind is blowing or
the rough gets out of control
or the greens become too
Or all three.
USGA officials are at least
talking like they're trying to
change this year.
"We wanted to keep it the
hardest championship in golf,"
said Mike Davis, the senior
director of rules and competi-
tion. "But we wanted to intro-
duce risk and reward, and
widen the scoring opportuni-
ties. You'll have a chance to
make birdies, but if you don't
execute the shot, you can make
bogeys or worse. We just want
to get them thinking more."
To improve chances for a
fantastic finish, the likes of
which have been missing from
U.S. Opens of the recent past,
Davis persuaded his USGA
compatriots not to turn the 18th
hole into a long par-4.
Instead, it remains a par-5,
reachable at 573 yards, but with
a pond guarding the left half of
the green and no grass to hold
balls that land in front and spin
Someone in desperation
mode come Sunday might try
to go for that green.
"It really makes you think,"
Immelman said. "You've got to
decide if you're going to for it
or lay up. If you hit it over the
back and get a bad lie, you can
chip it in the water easily. It's
going to be a fantastic finish-
ing hole."
Not his fault, but the final
round of Immelman's Masters
victory was completely devoid
of drama.

watches his
drive on the
seventh tee
during the first
round of the
US Open
at Torrey Pines
Golf Course on
Thursday, June
12, 2008 in
San Diego.

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PHIL MICKELSON checks his grip as Tiger Woods, right, walks
past him at the 11th green during the first round of the US Open
championship at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Thursday, June 12,
2008 in San Diego.

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Wolf combines on 5-hitter,

Padres beat Dodgers 4-1

Associated Press
ALL it took was one start this
season for San Diego's Randy
Wolf to know he was back.
Wolf, who signed with the
Padres as a free agent, has
rebounded nicely from offsea-
son shoulder surgery and has
become a stabilizing force for
the Padres.
Wolf combined with two
relievers on a five-hitter, and
rookie Edgar Gonzalez and
Khalil Greene hit solo homers
to lead San Diego to a 4-1 victo-
ry over the Los Angeles
Dodgers on Wednesday night.
Wolf (5-4) had his fifth
straight outstanding start where
he allowed two runs or fewer,
giving up four hits in seven
"(The worries) all went away
after the first (start) of the sea-
son after I pitched pretty well
against Houston," said Wolf,
who made 18 starts for the
Dodgers last season. "After that,
it was no worry at all. Once I
was out there, it alleviated any
question marks I had in my
The left-hander has helped
stabilize San Diego's belea-
guered rotation that has seen its
top two pitchers reigning Cy
Young winner Jake Peavy and
2007 All-Star Chris Young -
land on the disabled list. Add
No. 5 starter Shawn Estes to the
injured list, and much of the
responsibility has fallen onto the
shoulders of Wolf and 42-year-
old Greg Maddux.
"He and Mad Dog have been
anchors since we started the sea-
son," Padres manager Bud Black
said. "Very solid in character,
personality and attitude since
Day 1."
Gonzalez, the older brother
of Padres first baseman Adrian
Gonzalez, homered in.the first
,Ao"W l ley, for
hinr'vimeir A

SAN DIEGO Padres' Paul McAnulty (18) slides into second base on
a double as Los Angeles Dodgers' Jeff Kent tries to get control of
the ball during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los
Angeles Dodgers, on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 in San Diego.

his major league debut on May
12, Gonzalez turns 30 on Satur-
"It was a bad pitch on my
part," Billingsley said about the
2-1 fastball.
Greene connected on a 1-1
pitch with two outs in the sec-
ond to put San Diego ahead 2-0.
The win gave the Padres their
fifth win in six games.
"I finally got a smile from
Adrian," said Edgar, whose
home run ball was retrieved by
Padres relievers when it bounced
off the signs on the left-field
upper deck into the bullpen in
left-center. "He gave me a fist
and he had a big smile, so I knew
he was excited."i.y .
Gonzalez hajaen oer at
second base for T lahito Iguchi.
.V ,a ', - .- .

who separated his right shoul-
der on May 5 against New York.
In his brief time in the majors,
Gonzalez is hitting .296 and play-
ing a solid second base.
"I feel.like the more I play,
the more comfortable I get and
the more the game starts to slow
down," he said.
"Edgar has had some very sol-
id at-bats in the big leagues,"
Black said. "I'm happy to see it.
It's a long time for him to get
here. It's great to see him doing
very well."
RHP Jake Peavy is scheduled
to come off the DL Thursday
and start against the Dodgers.
Manager Bud Black said he will
be limited to around 90 pitches.

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SAN DIEGO Padres starting pitcher Randy Wolf delivers during the
first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 in San Diego.

Thursday, June 12
Los Angeles Dodgers at San
Diego (3:35 p.m. EDT). Jake
Peavy (4-3, 2.91 ERA) will
make his first start since being
placed on the 15-day disabled
list on May 20 with lingering
pain in his elbow.
- Corey Hart, Brewers, hit two
homers and drove in four runs
in a 10-6 rout of Houston.
- Ryan Dempster, Cubs, gave
up four hits and struck out 11 in
a complete-game, 7-2 victory
over Atlanta.
- Jorge Cantu, Marlins, hit a
pair of solo home runs and
scored three times, the last on
Dan Uggla's grand slam in the
ninth inning of a 6-2 win over
the Phillies.
- Carlos Beltran, Mets, hit a
two-run, game-winning homer
in the 13th inning for a 5-3 win
over Arizona. Beltran finished
with four RBIs and scored twice.
- Braden Looper, Cardinals,
gave up three hits and struck
out four in a complete-game,
10-0 rout of the Reds.
- David Murphy, Rangers, hit
a grand slam and added a solo
homer for a career-high five
RBIs, helping Texas to an 11-5
rout of the Royals.
- Justin Verlander, Tigers,
gave up four hits and struck out
three in a complete-game, 5-1
victory over the White Sox.
- Felix Hernandez, Mariners,
gave up four hits and walk over
eight innings in a 2-1 win over
- Dan Uggla hit a game-ending
grand slam with one out in the
ninth off Tom Gordon, helping
Florida beat Philadelphia 6-2. It
was the first game-ending
home run in Uggla's career,
and the second in Marlins his-
tory: Bobby Bonilla did it Sept.
<'6, 1997, againstthe Rokt~ds.-'
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* Garret Atkins'slid' hoin safe-
ly in the ninth inning when
Giants catcher BengieVolina,,,,
dropped the ball trying to make
a swipe tag, giving Colorado a
1-0 win over San Francisco.
Atkins had tagged up on Yorvit
Torrealba's flyout, and left
fielder Fred Lewis' throw beat
him. Atkins was initially called
out by plate umpire Fieldin Cul-
breth, but was ruled safe when
the ump saw the ball on the
ground. Molina was charged
with an error.
- Alfonso Soriano could miss
up to six weeks with a broken
left hand after the Cubs star
was hit by a pitch Wednesday
night against Atlanta. It hap-
pened in the second inning on
a pitch from Jeff Bennett. The
Chicago leadoff man will be in
a splint for three weeks, Cubs
spokesman Peter Chase said.
Soriano spent time on the dis-
abled list earlier this season
with a calf injury.
* Rangers outfielder David
Murphy hit a grand slam to
spur a sevei-run inning in an
11-5 rout of the Royals, then
added a solo shot in the ninth
inning for good measure. The
five RBIs were a career high for
Murphy, who leads AL rookies
with 46 RBIs and 77 hits.
* Milton Bradley stormed out of
the Texas clubhouse after an 11-
5 victory over Kansas City and
bounded up four flights of stairs
looking for Royals TV announc-
er Ryan Lefebvre. Bradley heard
what he considered derogative
remarks made by Lefebvre on a
TV in the clubhouse. Lefebvre
said he had been discussing
how Josh Hamilton had turned
his life around from alcohol and

cocaine addictions, while
Bradley known for his volatile
temper had not made an
effort to get in the good graces
of baseball fans.
* Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit
homered for the third time in
two games and also singled
twice in a 3-1 win over the
Nationals. Doumit is 7-for-8 in
the series, after going 4-for-4
with two homers and two dou-
bles Tuesday night. The hot
streak comes after he went 1-
for-12 the previous three games
in his return from a stint on the
disabled list.


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Government and the

Port Authority disputes

THIS column was very
pleased to read that the
government has told the owners
of the Port Authority to come to
an agreement or get off the pot.
Grand Bahama has suffered from
natural disasters in years past.
These events and their conse-
quences are outside our control.
However the stagnation caused
to the second largest city in The
Bahamas because of extremely
lengthy disputes between the two
largest shareholders is not tolera-
It is therefore in the national
interest for the government to
advise them that they must finish
their business or get out of the
The economy is somewhat like
a three legged stool. These legs
are Nassau, Freeport/Grand
Bahama and the third is the rest
of the Out Islands.
All three have to be sound and
well planted on the ground for
the whole to be stable and sup-

port the society seated upon it.
Internationally these are trying
Life, however, must go on and
we must adapt to the changing sit-
uations. Over the decades I have
seen the cycles from time to time
during the thirty plus years that I
have been involved with The
Bahamas and the country has
always been able to cope with
world trends.
The present times will be no
This brings me to the case of
the other developments that are
slowing down or stagnating. This
column respectfully suggests that
each be evaluated to determine
the causes of these interruptions
and where found appropriate the
developers could also be told to
get on with it or get off the pot.
There are numerous projects
available to push the economy
forward. Many are in the area of
infrastructure such as the air and
sea port developments and road

The divestment of the tele-
phone company and the freeing
up of telecommunications should
also spark investment in this area.
Another source of investment,
as this column has pointed out
before, is the massive pool of sav-
ings that Bahamians and Bahami-
an companies hold overseas.
Should exchange controls be
lifted a large portion of these
funds would flow back into The
Why would anyone earn 2 per
cent in the USA when they can
earn 4 per cent or more at home?
Another interesting fact is that
the Bahamian stock exchange has
out performed.the ones in the
USA in recent years.
To put it in a nutshell, I am
bullish on The Bahamas.


Bank signs deal
with Junior

national Bank has signed a four-
year Memorandum of Under-
standing with Junior Achieve-
ment Worldwide to the tune of
This is music to the ears of JA
Worldwide, an institution that
has provided solid business and
economic education pro-
grammes to young people since
1919, as part of its overarching
mission to inspire and prepare
youngpeople to succeed in the
global economy.
Making the presentation at a
luncheon in Miami, First-
Caribbean Bahamas's managing
director Sharon Brown said:
"We are pleased to make this
donation to JA and are proud
of our association. At First-
Caribbean, we recognize that,
with changes in the global econ-
omy and the deleterious impact
on fledgling regional communi-
ties, young people in the
Caribbean, including the
Bahamas, will be faced with the
challenge of finding increased
and viable avenues for business
development in order to survive
within this framework."

The four-year MOU will see
collaboration between First-
Caribbean and JA Worldwide
as both parties work toward real-
ising their commitment to build-
ing a sustained partnership in
support of regional develop-
Linda Rimer, PhD, senior vice
president for Asia/Pacific and
Americas for JA Worldwide,
accepted the cheque on the
Organisation's behalf.
She said: "We are so pleased
and encouraged by First-
Caribbean's generosity and com-
mitment to developing the
youth. These funds will go a long
way towards enhancing what we
do around the region and in the
The MOU covers three spe-

cific areas: financial support for
JA Caribbean capacity building
and member-start-up; joint pur-
suit of mutually beneficial busi-
ness and corporate image
enhancement opportunities; col-
laboration in the decision-mak-
ing processes for the roll-out of
Junior Achievement pro-
grammes throughout the
JA Worldwide has committed
to working with both the private
and public sectors to combat
unemployment in the Caribbean
through early intervention.
Although, JA has historically
made an indelible impact on stu-
dents in the Caribbean, including
the Bahamas, many of its region-
al operations are struggling to

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FROM page one
meeting on the potential move of the down-
town port facility in his budget contribu-
tion, again said that southwestern New Prov-
idence is the best place to move the facilities
based on the best public/private sector
advice his government received.
He also caused controversy when he com-
mented on the role of Deputy Prime Min-
ister Brent Symonette in setting policy about
the issue, when he is a port landlord.
The opposition leader had levelled what
Education Minister Carl Bethel described as
"serious allegations" against Mr Symon-
ette, regarding his role in discussions about
the port move. However, Mr Christie was
forced to withdraw some of these remarks
after Mr Bethel insisted he table the docu-
ment he referred to in making the allega-
Mr Christie has previously warned Mr
Symonette about being involved with dis-
cussions about the port move when he has

Christie slams potential Arawak

Cay move of port facilities

an interest in facilities downtown.
"Mr Speaker, I withdraw my references to
the notes that I had in my hand and I begin
by saying in introducing this subject the city
of Nassau, I made Mr Speaker, a point on
my feet in debate warning the member of
Parliament for St Ann's to avoid what, Mr
Speaker, would appear to many to be a con-
flict of interest. And that elicited a response
from the prime minister who acknowledged
the point and said he would avoid that hap-
The reference Mr Christie referred to
relates to comments he made in the House
months ago about Mr Symonette partici-
pating in meetings with other Bay Street
stakeholders about the port move.

Moving the port facilities to southwestern
New Providence from downtown Nassau
was one of the initiatives Mr Christie strong-
ly championed during his term as prime
minister. The FNM has decided, however,
that the facilities will move to Arawak Cay
Experts, said the former prime minister,
affirmed that the southwestern site was best.
If this government decides based on scien-
tific criteria that they have a site that is bet-
ter that what has previously been recom-
mended by experts, then they should come
forward and say that the previous advice
was wrong, and that there is an alternative
"not made by a group of businessmen who
recommends it to the government."

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FROM page one
father, said that she needed to get to school early that morning, as they
were having a party that day. However, this may have been cover to
facilitate what has happened, he suggested.
Mr Lafleur is concerned that police have not taken this issue seri-
ously. He went to the Nassau Street police station to report that his
daughter was missing and was taken without his permission possibly
out of the country.
Mr Lafleur said that after insisting, officers did take his report, but
there appeared to be a lack of urgency or a hesitance to act on the
issue. Mr Lafleur's girlfriend, who did not wish to be named, said that
if police had acted with urgency at the time, and alerted officials at the
airport to look out for the girl, it is possible that her removal from the
country could have been prevented.
Superintendent Frank Remy, officer in charge at the Nassau Street
Station, confirmed that Mr Lafleur did come to his station about
the incident, telling authorities where he thinks the girl was taken and
by whom. However, Supt Remy said, to the best of his knowledge, Mr
Lafleur gave "police information" about the incident rather than
filing a complaint.
If Mr Lafleur wants to return and file a complaint of abduction, said
Supt Remy, he can and authorities can take the matter further. At that
point, he said, "we can take it from there, upgrade it and put it in the
system and we would have to contact Interpol, forward the matter to
our local Interpol. That's an easy thing to do. But it's up to him to do
it. We can't start an investigation where there is no complainant."
When asked specifically if Mr Lafleur asked to file a report, Supt
Remy said that he was informed on the matter from the report that
was written, and usually his officers would ask that question.
Mr Lafleur and his girlfriend plan to go to the US embassy and the
ministry of foreign affairs to further escalate their concerns.

FROM page one
some flow of traffic.
When The Tribune arrived
on the scene yesterday, frus-
trated drivers were shouting
abuse at the BEC workers.
In response to the criticism,
BEC employees told the dri-
vers not to blame them, but
rather their "bosses" and the
One worker claimed that he
was more than willing to work
on the Shirley Street project
on a Sunday, when traffic is
not as bad.
However, he claimed that
his employers at BEC were
not willing to pay the neces-
sary overtime to make this
BEC management yester-
day did not return any of The

BEC work

holds up

Tribune's calls to comment on
the matter.
Drivers speaking with The
Tribune yesterday, expressed
anger over the fact that they
were burning even more of
"that expensive gas" while
standing in traffic as BEC dug
up the road.
One driver said he could not
believe that BEC would
choose to dig up one of
Nassau's main roads "in the
middle of the day on a week-

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THE removal of the ceil-
ing on the real property.
tax, as announced by the
government, could discour-
age high-end home buyers
from choosing the
Bahamas as the location of
their second home, accord-
ing to a leading real estate
Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham, in the 2008/2009
budget debate, announced
that his government is
introducing an amendment
to the Real Property Tax
Act, which removes
$35,000 as the maximum
tax payable on real proper-
ty valued over $3.75 mil-
The amendment also
provides for a reduced tax
of 0.75 of one per cent -
reduced from one per cent
for homes valued at $5
million or more.
William Wong, president
of the Bahamas Real
Estate Association
(BREA), told The Tribune
yesterday that he does not
understand the govern-
ment's reasoning in intro-
ducing this amendment,
and hopes they will rethink
- it.
Removing the $35,000
ceiling, he said, will result
Sin upscale second home
owners paying exorbitant
amounts in real property
As an example, Mr
Wong explained that some-
one owning a home esti-
mated to be worth
$10,000,000 would have to
pay $75,000 a year in taxes
this on top of mainte-
nance and other costs.
Mr Wong said he fears
these high tax bills will lead
to many current high-end
second home owners leav-
ing the Bahamas and
prospective future buyers
choosing other locations to
build their second and
vacation homes.
Prime Minister Ingraham
told parliament that the
removal of the $35,000 cap
and other amendments to
the Real Property Tax Act
and the Stamp Tax Act are
revenue measures which
will have a significant
impact on the Bahamian
Mr Ingraham said his
government expects that
the extensive changes to
Stamp Tax and to the Real
Property Tax Act will
enable middle class home
owners to enter into the
housing market, to shop
around for the most inex-
pensive mortgages, and to
assist them to develop their
own principal residence.

13, 2008

Mayaguana plans to move

forward on 'reduced scale'

Tribune Business
the Minster of Foreign
Affairs, yesterday announced
that the joint venture part-
nership between the Hotel
Corporation and the
Mayaguana Island Develop-
ment for the billion dollar
mixed use resort on that island
will complete a reduced scope
of planned works for 2008 due
to the deteriorating worldwide
economic conditions.
During the 2008/2009 bud-
get debate in the House of
Assembly, Mr Symonette said
there have been a number of
projects completed, including
completion of docking facili-
ties permitting a ship as large
as 500 tons to safety dock
within a sheltered inlet, the
installation of two electric
generation power houses and
a 2,000-ton per day concrete
batch plant, and hotmix
asphalt plant, a 500,000 gal-
lon heated tank, improved
roads, workshop and ware-

Star Island to tap into

green travel demand

Tribune Business
ONE of the country's newest
developments is due to become
a leader luxury echo lodges
when it opens its door in late
Star Island, a private island
development in the Bahamas,
will tap into mounting con-
sumer demand for green travel
options, rangingfrom luxury
eco-lodges (which make a neg-
ligible impact on their ecosys-
tems) to carbon-neutral resorts,
tours and airlines.
"This is a very exciting time
in the field of green technology
and, by extension, sustainable
tourism," David Sklar, the
architect, CEO and visionary
behind Star Island told Green-
LodgingNews. com.
"Resorts are harnessing nat-
ural energy sources, building
with sustainable materials to
LEED specifications, recycling,
decorating with fair-trade fur-
niture, serving locally-grown
organic foods and aiding their
local communities.
But these advancements have
never been brought together in
one place and in one lifestyle
"Star Island plans to do just
that and, in the process, become
a showcase for the latest and
most innovative technologies,
materials and practices."
Star Island is a 35-acre island
just ten minutes by boat from
Harbour Island and will offer a
sophisticated private island
lifestyle through a mix of pri-
vate homes, resort residences
and bungalows, complete with
upscale facilities like a spa,
restaurants, bars, pools, tennis
courts and a "no fuel" marina.
The company has said that
every part of its development
and ongoing operation will be
fully sustainable from the
materials used in its construc-
tion to its groundbreaking alter-
native-energy sources, from the
shade-grown organic coffee
served in the restaurants to the
renewable-bamboo sheets on
the beds, from its recycling sys-
tems to its off-site community .
"We have a real opportunity
to prove that uncompromising
luxury and earth-friendly prac-
tices are entirely compatible,"
David Sklar says.
A key member of the devel-
opment team is Scott Sklar (no

relation), the founder and CEO
of The Stella Group, Ltd., an
alternative energy integration
and analysis firm that works
with private and governmental
clients like the US DOE and
US Department of Defence. As
Star Island's senior energy
adviser, Mr Scott is exploring
the viability of such energy
sources as solar, wind and
SEE page 4B

for a better life

Smaller scope of planned works

for 2008 due to the 'deteriorating

worldwide economic conditions'

house facilities as well as foun-
dations for a new 12,000
square foot terminal and run-
way and repairs to the run-
"The capital improvements
are the results of efforts to
accelerate the development
process in order to enable the
joint venture to take advan-
tage of the window of oppor-
tunity in the resort and real
estate market which were
open until quite recently," he
Unfortunately, Mr Symon-
ette said the rapid decline in
the marketplace and money
markets have resulted in a
change of circumstances. This
was evidenced by the fact that
the Ker Group had to with-
draw its interest in January
this year citing deteriorating
market conditions.


SOARING oil prices, steady increases at the
grocery store and the sub-prime mortgage crisis
have many American consumers in search of
bargains, prompting the Ministry of Tourism
and Aviation in conjunction with the private
sector to invent creative ways to meet this
According to Director General of Tourism,
Vernice Walkine, tourism officials foresaw the
"softening" in the US economy, and began
forming ways to ensure that the Bahamian
tourism product retains and increased its market


Therefore, the company will
move forward on a reduced
scale with work primarily
being done on the runways to
facilitate domestic flights and
limited international flights.
The company will also work
closely with the BEST Com-
mission, and will focus heavi-
ly on ensuring that the busi-
ness development activities
continue the advancement of
the project commensurate
with the appetite and capacity
of the market to support it
and continue development
work for a 19-room boutique
resort as well as fishing lodge
and small.marina.
Mr Symonette said that to
date 48 Bahamians work on
site and said the cases for
foreign workers were primar-
ily because of speciality

Mirmitmn ni a a mission ise effects

o f h e : U -r e c s s i o n o n t h, B a hm a s

Their mission is to minimise the effects of
the US recession on the Bahamas by retaining
and increasing its market share in what has
become a fiercely competitive marketplace.
"We are very aware of the significant devel-
opments currently playing out in our major
market," Mrs Walkine said, "and the ministry,
in conjunction with the private sector, has col-
laborated on strategies to address the situation
head on."
In her report, a copy of which has been
obtained by The Tribune, some of the strategies
developed include attractive marketing incen-
SEE page 4B



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open doors

of Mario Carey Real Estate

THEY may be crying the real
estate blues from the heartland
of Ohio to the condos of South
Miami, but local luxury real
estate broker Mario Carey is so
pumped about the property
market in The Bahamas that he
just opened the doors of Mario
Carey Real Estate, specialising
in luxury property listings that
start at seven figures and stretch
all the way to heart-stopping.
"The timing is right," said Mr
Carey, a 25-year real estate
industry veteran. "Despite hous-
ing market woes elsewhere,

property values in The
Bahamas, and particularly in
enclaves like Ocean Club
Estates, remain strong because
the lifestyle they offer is totally
unique. This is not just about
property. It's about people and
how they want to live."
After 18 years as a partner
and the top-performing sales
broker at Bahamas Realty,
"moving out on my own was
one of the toughest decisions of
my life," he admitted.
"Bahamas Realty is a great
company and I cannot say

enough positive things about
them. I would not be where I
am today without the invaluable
experience I had while there."
But where Carey is today is
where many successful brokers
find themselves moving away
from the bread and butter of the
industry to specialise in a niche

In Carey's case, that niche is
the extreme high end of the lux-
ury market. It's a niche that
requires understanding expec-
tations. "It is a small market
with great expectations, people
who are not talking three-bed-
room, two-bath with a two-car
garage, but five, six or seven
bedrooms, generators that could
power a small resort, poolside
summer kitchens, parking for

multiple cars and golf carts,
memberships in clubs," said Mr
Nurturing the market by lav-
ishing unlimited personal atten-
tion on prospective clients and
listening to their message has
paid off. Mr Carey has complet-
ed 36 transactions with an aver-
age value of $5 million in Ocean
Club Estates alone, making him
the unquestioned leader with
what is estimated at 80 per cent
of the sales since the exclusive
active lifestyle community
opened its doors eight years ago.
That was the same year he
became the country's first real-
tor to hold both the CRS (Cer-
tified Residential Specialist) and
CIPS (Certified International
Property Specialist) certifica-
He's since added another as a
Certified Luxury Home Mar-
keting Specialist and continues


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to believe in the value of con-
stantly keeping up. Now from
his new office in the New Prov-
idence Financial Center on East
Bay Street, as Mr Carey turns
the page of another chapter, he
expects the Bahamas luxury
market to bear up.
"Underlying the obvious -
sun, sea and sand, easy accessi-
bility, great yachting waters, sta-
ble democracy are the tax
advantages. Plus, there's gen-
uine warmth about the people.
Bahamian currency is on par
with US and The Bahamas is an
English-speaking country," he
said in a recent feature inter-
view with a prestigious property
magazine in which he boasted
about Ocean Club Estates,
where he will continue to focus
his attention along with other
high-end luxury properties
throughout the Bahamas,
including The Residences at The
Reef on Paradise Island, where
he recently sold the penthouse
for $7.5 million and relisted it
at $9.9 million one month later.
Mr Carey recalls that in 2000,
when 121 Ocean Club Estates
sites were offered starting at
$500,000, demand was so great
they sold out the first day.
Today, he says, re-sales are
commanding prices that were
unheard of a few years ago.
"We're speaking of the kind of
price tag that you associate with
penthouses in New York or
estates in the Hamptons. And
it is because of the Kerzner
vision that we have the market
we do. High demand and limited
availability will continue to dri-
ve sales."
He credits the 'Kerzner
vision' with transforming a for-
mer seaplane landing ramp and
airstrip at the eastern tip of Par-
adise Island into.the manicured
ocean-to-harbourfront hotspot
where owners are automatically.
entitled to a lifestyle of luxury
and convenience.
"It's like living in paradise,"
says the realtor banking on bou-
tique sales.
"As long as there is a market
for the garage that holds a Benz,
an SUV and a golf cart, there'll
be a market for the kind of rar-
efiedresidential-resort lifestyle
that. Ocean Club Estates offers."

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US economy sluggish

and under pressure

from oil, Fed says

Vikas Bajaj contributed
reporting from Chatham,
c.2008 New York Times
News Service
THE U.S. economy sput-
tered along in May and the
last weeks of April, as Amer-
icans spent less and overall
growth stayed soft, the Fed-
eral Reserve said on Wednes-
In a report, the Fed sent a
reminder that growth
remained a hurdle for the
central bank even as it steps
up efforts to fight inflation.
But many of the problems
facing consumers and busi-
nesses alike stem from the
record surge in oil prices,
which are squeezing pocket-
books and bottom lines.
The Fed's regular beige
book, which surveys busi-
nesses in 12 metropolitan dis-
tricts, declared economic
activity as "softer, weaker"
and "slower, sluggish" in
most regions of the country.
Activity did not expand in
any area.
Inflation remained a pri-
mary point of concern. Amer-
icans "were pinched by rising
energy and food prices," the
report said, leading many to
delay big purchases like cars
and household appliances.
Sales of automobiles, partic-
ularly trucks and sport utility
vehicles, also fell.
Retailers reported pres-
sures to increase prices on
popular consumer products,
but many said they had trou-
ble passing higher costs on to
their customers.
The report came as the Fed
appeared to be shifting its
policy focus to fighting infla-
tion. Though central bankers

have acknowledged that
growth was weak and faced
further challenges, they have
also warned that keeping
prices in check would be a
crucial goal of the coming
Oil prices jumped nearly $7
on Wednesday before falling
back slightly, the fourth con-
secutive day of wild swings in
the crude market. The near-
term futures contract for
crude oil settled at $136.38 a
barrel in New York trading,
up a little more than $5 a bar-
The Fed's policy-setting
committee will hold its next
meeting on June 24 and 25.
Many economists and
investors believe the central
bankers will hold interest
rates steady.
The meeting "takes place
in the context of modestly
increased optimism about the
economy and mounting anxi-
ety about inflation and infla-
tionary expectations," Peter
Kretzmer, senior economist
at Bank of America, wrote in
a note.
"The beige book's anecdo-
tal evidence remained con-
sistent with an economy char-
acterized by sluggish growth
to mild recession," he wrote.
"It also indicated substantial
input price pressure, with
firms enjoying some success
at passing increases along."
In a speech on Wednesday,
the vice chairman of the Fed,
Donald L. Kohn, said the
central bank was closely
watching how rising oil prices
were affecting broader infla-
tion and expectations of high-
er prices.
In recent years, Kohn said,
the surge in oil prices has not
led to higher inflation expec-
tations, but he added that
"the anchoring of expecta-

tions cannot be taken as giv-
en." He noted that expecta-
tions of year-ahead inflation
had risen this year.
"Any tendency for these
longer-term inflation expec-
tations to drift higher or even
to fail to reverse over time
would have troublesome
implications for the outlook
for inflation," he said.
But it takes time for the
rise in oil prices to filter into
the price of other goods and
wages, he added. The best
course of action for central
bankers, he said, might be to
let that process play out, as
long as inflation expectations
do not rise significantly.
"An appropriate monetary
policy following a jump in the
price of oil will allow, on a
temporary basis, both some
increase in unemployment
and some increase in price
inflation," he said.
Kohn was speaking at a
conference on inflation held
by the Federal Reserve Bank
of Boston two days after the
Fed chairman, Ben S.
Bernanke, said at the same
event that the Fed would
"strongly resist" higher infla-
tion expectations.
The beige book also report-
ed that activity in the manu-
facturing industry stayed soft
in May. Hiring was "spotty"
in most of the surveyed dis-
tricts, and residential and
commercial real estate busi-
nesses reported little increase
in activity across the country.
Most metropolitan districts
said that workers' wages had
stagnated during the survey
period. Businesses in Boston,
Chicago, Kansas City and San
Francisco said wages were
moving up slightly "for cer-
tain skilled labor positions in
industries, facing worker

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wishes a

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tives such as three-night $299
specials on Nassau/Paradise
Island and Grand Bahama
Island, $200 rebates also on
New Providence and Grand
.Bahama, 'kids stay free' spe-
cials, and first and fourth night
free deals.
These special offers have
been advertised on TV, radio, in
print and on numerous web-
sites. It is reported that the min-
istry and the promotion boards
have also engaged with online
travel distributors such as Trav-
elocity, Expedia and Orbitz in

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aggressive co-operative cam-
paigns, as well as with tour
operators, such as
Liberty/GoGo and Travel
"We are seeing a strong ten-
dency to book during a short
window prior to date of arrival,
which makes it difficult to make
occupancy predictions but we
are, very pleased with the results
of our recent offers," said Fred
Lounsberry, CEO of the Nassau
Paradise Island Promotions
According to James Turner,
executive of Grand Bahama's
Tourism Board, they are very


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pleased with the response by
US consumers to the special
offers. "Obviously, prospective
guests are seeing a value propo-
sition and are jumping to take
advantage of offers which have
limited booking windows," he
Mike Hartman, president of
the Bahama Out Island Promo-
tions Board, remains confident
that the greater collaboration
he is witnessing between the pri-
vate sector and the government
will be of great benefit for his
"With the assistance of
MOTA, we have been able to
redesign our website, create

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new on-line and print ads and
have placed these in magazines,
newspapers and select websites
resulting in enormous spikes in
leads being generated for our
hotels members," he explained.
According to Ms Walkine,
the number of hits for MOTA's
website Bahamas.com has
increased, which has spiked the
number of bookings and
arrivals. She added that one
particular favourite promotion
for tourists has been the $200
rebate offers.
To facilitate the effective and
efficient execution of these spe-
cial promotions, the usually
close relationship between the

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Ministry of Tourism and Avia-
tion and the private sector has
grown even closer with more
frequent meetings and strategy
"We have always been the
envy of our regional competi-
tors for the close and cohesive
relationship we enjoy between
the public and private sector,"
Ms Walkine said.
She explained that the Min-
istry of Tourism is in collabo-
ration with Cable Beach
Resorts, Sandals, Westin and
Sheraton Our Lucaya, Atlantis
and Four Seasons.
As prices continue to climb
on both oil and food and the
value of the US dollar continues
to decline, speculations abound
on how this will affect discre-
tionary income and, by exten-
sion, leisure travel of US con-
AAA predicts a decline in
leisure travel should oil prices
continue to increase while Tri-
pAdvisor contends that, despite
the challenges, nine out of 10

US consumers are still planning
to take travel vacations.
Similarly, the Travel Indus-
try Association has indicated
that US consumers will tend
towards shorter vacations from
which The Bahamas, by nature
of its proximity, will most likely
A similar prediction came in
last week from Tourism Minis-
ter Neko Grant, who warned
industry employees that visitors
will be reluctant to travel to the
Caribbean in the coming
months, and if they do will trav-
el closer to their homes. Mr
Grant explained that he sees
this situation as an opportunity
to "showcase the Bahamas'
Meanwhile, The Bahamas,
through the MOTA and its pri-
vate sector partners, the pro-
motion boards and major hotel
continues to aggressively pur-
sue avenues to protect or
increase market share in a
declining US travel market.

Star Island to tap into

green travel demand

FROM page one

"When we're finished with Phase One of the development, Star
Island will be entirely off the grid, 100 per cent energy self-suffi-
cient," Scott says. "This carbon-neutral power comes with no dis-
advantages. It's cleaner, extremely reliable and, crucially, has no
negative impact on the island experience. Unless guests are inter-
ested in seeing our alternative-energy sources, they will never
notice the difference."
The online article went on to say that same rigid principles are
being applied at all levels of the construction process. Designed to
meet or exceed LEED-certification requirements, the structures will
be built with eco-friendly systems like cold-formed steel, with the
same strength as regular steel but made out of primarily recycled
material. No heat is used in the process so it comes with an extreme-
ly low carbon cost. Using insulated concrete forms (lightweight
forms that are filled with concrete mixed on site), Star Island will
reduce construction time, shipping demands and h asle..Opera-
tionally, the buildings will incorporate the latest technologies, such
as high-efficiency LED lighting and geothermal temperature-con-
trol devices.
Behind the scenes, state-of-the-grt management systems will
convert most of the island's non-recyclable waste to energy, fuel and
natural fertilizer. The landscaping will root out invasive species and
favour indigenous plants that require minimal irrigation or chem-
ical fertilizers.
Star Island's water-needs will be answered by an extensive rain-
harvesting system using every available surface from roofs to
roads and underground storage tanks. Drinking water will be
purified through reverse osmosis systems that can produce up to
100,000 gallons a day.
"We're not just looking at existing technologies and best prac-
tices," David Sklar says. "Star Island is an environment for testing
and demonstrating emerging techniques. We want to be a magnet
for ideas. We want to show what's possible."

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to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may
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Dems to try again to extend unemployment benefits

Associated Press
came so close to a veto-proof
margin for their proposal to
give the unemployed an extra
three months of benefits.
Taking another shot on the
same measure, the goal for
Thursday was to pass it by just
a majority, not the two-thirds it
would take to overcome a
presidential veto. The idea is
to speed the bill to the White
The legislation would extend
the average $300-a-week ben-
efit check by 13 weeks for all
unemployed people who
exhaust their regular 26 weeks
of benefits. Jobseekers in high
unemployment states Alas-
ka, California, Michigan and
Rhode Island, for example -
could get an extra 13 weeks on
top of that.
House Democratic leaders
on Wednesday brought up the
bill under a procedure that
required a two-thirds vote for

approval. The final tally, 279-
144, was three votes shy of the
two-thirds margin.
"Our work is not done," said
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,
D-Calif. She said the House
would vote again, this time
requiring only a majority, to
"ensure that this critical legis-
lation arrives at the president's
desk as soon as possible."
The White House has threat-
ened to veto the Democratic
bill and said President Bush
more likely would support
extending benefits in states
that have high unemployment
The Bush administration
said emergency steps such as
broadening benefits for the
whole country have been used
only when the unemployment
rate jumps considerably higher
than the 5.5 percent reported
for May. Extended benefits to
all states regardless of unem-
ployment rates means that
states such South Dakota and
Wyoming, which have 2.6 per-
cent unemployment rates,

would also get extended benre-
"It is fiscally irresponsible
to provide extra benefits in
states with low unemployment
rates," the White House said.
"Republicans want to extend
unemployment benefits in a
responsible way. We believe
this bill was irresponsible,"
House Republican leader John
Boehner of Ohio said after the
The bill would have passed
Wednesday if it needed only a
simple majority, but Democ-
rats can now campaign on
Republicans blocking an
unemployment extension. Rep.
Jerry Weller, R-Ill., called it
"cynical election-year maneu-
Democrats criticized Repub-
licans for voting against the
"There is no better example
after today's vote why we need
a change in November," Rep.
Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., the
House's fourth-ranking Demo-

Unemployment insurance is
a joint program between states
and the government that is
almost completely funded by
employer taxes, either state or
federal. Only three states -
Alaska, New Jersey and Penn-
sylvania collect taxes from
workers for their unemploy-
ment benefit programs.
The House legislation would
extend unemployment bene-
fits for an additional 13 weeks
in all 50 states and the District
of Columbia for workers who

exhaust their regular 26 weeks
of unemployment benefits.
States with an unemploy-
ment rate of 6 percent or more
would get an additional 13
weeks of unemployment bene-
fits. Michigan (6.9 percent),
Alaska (6.7 percent), Califor-
nia (6.2 percent), Rhode Island
(6.1 percent) and the District
of Columbia (6.0 percent) are
the only places currently that
The extension would run
through March, although

unemployed workers who are
already getting extra benefits
before then would get their
entire 13 weeks.
In the Senate, Democrats
planned to add the measure to
a must-pass war spending bill.
Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid, D-Nev., will keep all
options open, but he "contin-
ues to believe the best way to
pass this extension is by includ-
ing it in the supplemental
appropriations bill,"
spokesman Jim Manley said.

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Fox Hill Constituency

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Carriers reap benefits of oil hedging

c.2008 New York Times
News Service

PARIS As U.S. airlines
reel from soaring oil prices and
a sinking domestic economy,
most of their European rivals
appear better placed to ride out
the storm.
While no airline can avoid the
oil price shock, analysts say,
European operators are bene-
fiting from the relatively strong
euro, given that jet fuel is priced
in dollars. European carriers
also fly relatively newer models
of Boeing and Airbus planes,
which burn 30 percent less fuel
than models from the 1970s and
1980s, many of which are still in
use by U.S. airlines.
"Europeans have the benefit
of fleets that are fuel-efficient,"
said Howard Wheeldon, a
senior strategist at BGC Part-
ners, a brokerage firm in Lon-
don. "Americans always wait till
the last minute and come in to
buy aircraft at the end of the
The European airlines are
also reaping the benefits of con-
solidation, and some of them
serve more lucrative long-dis-
tance routes than U.S. carriers.
Every airline, of course, is suf-
fering the consequences of oil
prices that are above $130 a bar-
rel. The airline industry's biggest

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fuel prices months ahead of time
- called hedging can help
offset these rising prices. But
with the exception of Southwest
Airlines, most U.S. airlines are
less hedged than European
Air Frahce-KLM has hedged
78 percent'of its fuel consump-
tion through March 2009, at $70
to $80 a barrel, Jean-Cyril
Spinetta, the chairman and chief
executive of the airline, said last
month. Through a policy of
hedging fuel four years in
advance, the company saved
about $35 a barrel when oil was
at $120 a barrel.
But that does not mean that
Air France-KLM has not felt a
pinch. Pierre-Henri Gourgeon,
finance director of the company,
said that it could not pass the
full cost of fuel price increases to
its customers. Instead, it is
investing about $1 billion a year
in new, more fuel-efficient air-
craft, to which savings from fuel-
price hedging contribute signif-
Demand has slowed on its
trans-Atlantic routes, Gourgeon
said, though its European routes
have not suffered. "Rather than
decrease capacity, we will adjust

our growth plan slightly," he
Other European airlines have
also taken the hedging route.
British Airways hedged 72 per-
cent of its fuel needs for the first
half of the financial year and 60
percent for the second half.
Lufthansa has hedged 83 per-
cent of its fuel requirements
through the end of 2008 and said
that it saved 109 million euros
($169 million), last year by doing
Even low-cost carriers like
Air Berlin, EasyJet and Ryanair
are hedging, with Ryanair
recently reversing a long-stand-
ing avowal never to do so.
But some European airlines
are less protected. According to
the French bank BNP Paribas,
the Spanish carrier Iberia has
ensured 47 percent of its 2008
fuel requirements, while Aer
Lingus of Ireland has hedged 36
percent. The troubled Austrian
Airlines has hedged only 20 per-
cent of its 2008 fuel needs and is
reportedly under pressure to
find a "strategic alliance" with a
stronger carrier, most likely
Lufthansa or Air France-KLM.
European airlines are also
taking advantage of a wave of

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of Elizabeth Estate in the Eastern Distrit of the Island of
New Providence intend to change my name to ERNEST
MORTIMER. If there are any objections to this change of
name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to
the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date
of publication of this notice.

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my name to SEAN SANDS. If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742,
Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after
the date of publication of this notice.

consolidation that is only now
reaching the United States.
Air France acquired KLM,
and Lufthansa purchased Swiss
International Air Lines. The two
acquiring airlines succeeded in
increasing the number of pas-
sengers per plane the "load
factor" on the airlines they
Significantly, analysts say,
both of those transformative
deals took place after the 2001
terror attacks in the United
States and amid the ensuing
global downturn in air travel,
while many U.S. airlines were
forced into bankruptcy protec-
Most European carriers that
were not part of the consolida-
tion trend, like Alitalia Airlines,
which is now surviving off Ital-
ian government support, are
stuck in the same position as
their American counterparts.
European Union rules out-
lawing certain types of state aid,
established in 1997, prompted
struggling airlines to combine
or go out of business, as was the
case with Saberia of Beliium im
2001. Meanwhile, the use of
Chapter 11 bankruptcy protec-
tion in the United States pre-
vented airlines from merging.
Consolidation, as seen with the
proposed merger of Delta Air
Lines and Northwest Airlines,
is only now getting under way
and may be short-lived.
"The Europeans took the
restructuring pain earlier and

more sharply than the Ameri-
cans," said Lloyd Brown, an air-
line analyst at Ernst & Young in
London. "They had more fore-
sight and less support, so they
had to make hard decisions."
Finally, at least 50 percent of
the business done by European
airlines like Lufthansa and Air
France-KLM consists of long-
distance flights to regions like
Africa and Asia, which are ben-
efiting from a boom in com-
modities. Asian airlines are also
doing better because demand is
holding up in that region.
U.S. airlines have propor-
tionally less international traf-
fic roughly 20 percent of their
business to counteract the
slowing demand on national
routes. Furthermore, on those
shorter flights, American air-
lines often lack the mix of busi-
ness and economy classes that
enables European carriers to
maximize costs by charging
more at the front of the plane,
said Wheeldon'of BGC Part-
Still, European airlines are
striinig to mdve quickly to linm-'
it their risks.
"We are looking at the cash
contribution of every flight, on a
flight-by-flight basis, not just
routes," the British Airways
chief executive, William M.
Walsh, said.
"We are going to take flights
out where it makes no sense,
with oil at $130 a barrel, to con-
tinue them."






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BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,885.26 I CHG -0.16 I %CHG -0.01 I YTD -181.49 | YTD%/ -8.78
FINDEX: V CLOSE 883.56 I YTD% -7.19% | 2007 28.29%
.-.> i. .a.k.L.:,. Securir. Pre.I.us Close Todaiy Close Crar.ae Dail '.ol EPS S Div $ PE Yield
1.9E 1.18 ADa;.:o, arn ss 184 1 84 000 135 0000 136 00'0:
11.80 11.50 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.086 0.400 10.9 3.39%
9.68 9.40 Bank of Bahamas 9.43 9.43 0.00 733 0.643 0.160 14.7 1.70%
0.99 0.85 Benchmark 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.647 0.030 N/M 3.37%
3.74 2.95 Bahamas Waste 3.60 3.60 0.00 0.209 0.090 17.2 2.50%
2.70 1.30 Fidelity Bank 2.35 2.35 0.00 0.055 0.040 42.7 1.70%
14.10 10.60 Cable Bahamas 14.00 14.00 0.00 200 1.121 0.240 12.5 1.71%
3.15 2.15 Colina Holdings 2.87 2.87 0.00 0.046 0.040 62.4 1.39%
8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.30 7.30 0.00 27.250 0.440 0.290 16.6 3.97%
7.22 3.32 Consolidated Water BDRs 3.38 3.23 -0.15 0.131 0.052 24.7 1.61%
300 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.95 2.95 0.00 0.341 0.040 8.7 1.36%
800 6.02 Famguard 8.00 8.00 0.00 0.728 0.280 11.0 3.50%
13.01 12.50 Finco 12.50 12.50 0.00 0.650 0.570 19.2 4.56%
14.75 12.30 FirstCaribbean 12.30 12.30 0.00 0.651 0.470 18.9 3.82%
6.10 5.05 Focol (S) 5.55 5.55 0.00 0.386 0.140 14.4 2.52%
1.00 1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.000 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1.00 0.41 Freeport Concrete 0.44 0.44 0.00 0.035 0.000 12.6 0.00%
8.00 6.79 ICD Utilities 6.79 6.79 0.00 0.411 0.300 16.5 4.42%
12.50 8.60 J. S. Johnson 12.00 12.00 0.00 500 1.023 0.620 11.7 5.17%
10 00 10 00 Premier Real'Estate 10 O 00 100 0 0180 0000 55.6 0.00%
Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securiltes
-. H. .. L0 Sjot.-n Bid 5 AsHk I Lasi Price Weeai, '.o1 EPS S Div R E P.E Yield
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8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.80%
O 54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.35 -0.023 0.000 N/M 0.00%
Collna Over-The-Counter Securitles
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14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1.160 0.900 13.4 6.16%
j i,: 0 0 RNDHl, idr.dlrs 045 0 55 0.45 0 023 0000 N M 000 1
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1.3152 1.2485 Colina Bond Fund 1.315228"* 1.58% 5.47%
3.0008 2.7399 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.998763** -0.07% 8.13%
1.3932 1.3427 Colina Money Market Fund 1.393169""** 1.31% 3.76%
3.7969 3.2920 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.6960"*** -2.66% 16.13%
12.2142 11.6049 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.2142"** 2.35% 5.73%
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.00**
100.0000 98.2100 CFAL Global Equity Fund 99.956603* -0.04% -0.04%
1.0000 1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.00**
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52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Collna and fidelity 30 May 2008
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for dally volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price "" 31 April 2008
Todny's Close Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week "... 30 April 2008
Change Chnnge In closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths ... 6 June 2008
Daily Vol Ntlber of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV 5 Divildends ,er share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Closing prico divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 1994 100
S) -for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/812007
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Focol Holdings Limited advises the public that as of
30th April 2008, 9,143,000 class 'B' perpetual
preference shares were sold via private placement
and as of 10th June 2008, an additional 1,676,000
shares were sold for a total of ten million, eight hundred
and nineteen thousand dollars ($10,819,000.00).

As per the resolution of the Board of Directors of Focol
Holdings Limited, Colina Financial Advisors Limited
(CFAL) and Royal Fidelity Capital Markets are
authorized to continue selling via private placement
any unsold portion (4,181,000) of the 15 million class 'B'
perpetual preference shares approved by
shareholders on 27th March 2008 under the same terms
as those in the previous (10,819,000) class 'B' shares sold
as of 10th June 2008.

Colina Financial Advisors Limited (CFAL) will continue to
act as the escrow agent for the offering.

"Fuelling Growth For People"

"Fuelling Growth For People"

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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008, PAGE 7B

Senator seeks to

reduce speculation in

commodities trading

c.2008 New York Times
News Service
ton lawmaker said Wednesday
that he would propose next
week to ban large institutional
investors, including index
funds, from the nation's boom-
ing commodity markets.
The idea is one of several
outlined by Sen. Joseph I.
Lieberman, independent of
Connecticut, who is chairman
of the Senate Homeland Secu-
rity and Governmental Affairs
Committee. That committee
will hold a hearing on June 24
to continue examining whether
financial speculation is affect-
ing the prices of crops and fuel.
"There is excessive specula-
tion in the commodity markets
that is driving up the cost of
food and energy," the senator
said in an interview. "The
question is, do large institu-.
tional investors play a positive
role?" His concern, he said, is
that they do not.
Over the last five years, hun-
dreds of billions of dollars have
flowed into commodity futures
markets, which play an impor-
tant role in setting world
benchmark prices for a variety

of materials, including corn and
crude oil.
One steady source of money
his been the growing number
of new funds that mirror spe-
cific commodity indexes, like
the Standard & Poor's Gold-
man Sachs Commodity Index.
More recently, exchange-trad-
ed funds popular new
investment vehicles that trade
on stock exchanges but track
commodity prices have fol-
lowed the index funds into the
Other Washington lawmak-
ers also turned up the heat this
week on the investors they
blame for sharp run-ups in
food and energy prices.
Two other Democratic sena-
tors, Jack Reed of Rhode
Island and Carl Levin of Michi-
gan, said Wednesday that the
White House had agreed to
their request for a new federal
task force to investigate
whether "manipulative or
deceptive practices" are adding
to the run-up in energy prices.
The task force would include
members from the Treasury
Department, the Securities and
Exchange Commission, the
Commodity Futures Trading
Commission, the Federal
Reserve and the departments
of;energy and agriculture.

Central to both proposals is
the view that both oil and food
prices are artificially inflated
by financial speculators whose
trades do not reflect funda-
mental factors of supply and
demand. But most lawmakers
also agree that increased food
and fuel demand from China
and India, widespread weather
problems that have affected
harvests, new mandates that
have steered food crops into
ethanol production, and a
weakening dollar have all influ-
enced these key prices as well.
Besides what he called the
"aggressive" idea of banning
institutional investors from the
commodity markets, Lieber-
man said he would also put for-
ward other ideas for discussion
at the hearing on June 24.
One less-sweeping proposal
would be to strengthen exist-
ing regulatory limits on the size
of the stake that each specula-
tive investor can hold in a giv-
en market, called speculative
position limits.
And he plans to propose bar-
ring investment banks fronl
using the regulated futures
markets to hedge speculative
bets their clients are making in
the vast unregulated global
swaps market what he called
"the swaps loophole."

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Retail sales jump by largest amount in six months

Associated Press
RETAIL sales jumped by
the largest amount in six
months in May as 57 million
economic stimulus payments.
helped offset the headwinds
buffeting consumers.
The Commerce Depart-
ment reported Thursday that
retail sales soared 1 percent
last month, the biggest
increase since November. A
wide variety of retailers

enjoyed a good month,
including the biggest increase
at department stores and oth-
er general merchandise stores
in a year.
The May increase was dou-
ble what economists had
been expecting and indicat-
ed that the economy is get-
ting a major boost from the
$50 million in economic stim-
ulus payments the govern-
ment sent out in May, just
under half of the total stimu-
lus aimed at consumers.

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

The Bush administration is
hoping the stimulus pay-
ments will help offset the
gloom from a prolonged
slump in housing, a severe
credit crisis, soaring energy
bills and rising layoff notices
and help the country avert a
deep recession.
Highlighting the pressures
on the job market, the Labor
Department reported Thurs-
day that new applications for
jobless benefits rose by
25,000 last week to 384,000,

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



A vacancy exists at The National Insurance Board for the position of Director.
The National Insurance Board is a social security organization that is mandated to provide
pension benefits and other short-term benefits to all workers of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. It is committed to providing superior service while delivering on the promise of
being a dependable source of financial support. The Director is the Chief Executive Officer
of the organization and leads in the execution of its day-to-day functions.

* Plan, organize and manage the day-to-day activities of the organization, effectively
interacting with and motivating team members.
* Advise the Board on important policy issues.
* Provide leadership in enhancing the social security coverage by recommending the
appropriate legislative changes/amendments to the program as necessary.
* Provide vision and leadership in long-range fiscal planning to ensure the continuity and
solvency of the National Insurance Fund.
* Promote effective communication on all levels of the organization.
* Create and nurture a business environment that fosters managerial accountability and
operational efficiency.
* Develop and maintains linkages with other regional and international organizations that
foster the advancement of the social security agenda.
* Provide aggressive management strategies to ensure high levels of compliance by employers
and self-employed persons.

* Strong business acumen with the ability to creatively solve problems.
* Have superior communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to mentor a team.
* Effective problem-solving and mediation skills.
* Demonstrated ability to share skills and knowledge with others.
* Ability to work well with all levels of management, build partnerships and direct teams.
* Highly developed analytical and financial management skills.
* Exceptional leadership and managerial skills.
* Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related fields, A MBA Degree
would be an advantage.

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications; Group Medical and
Life Insurance.

Applicants are requested to submit their resume on or before Monday, June 16, 2008 to:
The Chairman
P.O. Box N-7508
Nassau, Bahamas

the highest level since late
It was a much bigger
increase than analysts had
been expecting. Last week,
the government reported that
the unemployment rate
jumped to 5.5 percent in
May, up from 5 percent in
April. That was the biggest
one-month rise in 22 years,
In a third report, the Com-
merce Department said that
business inventories grew by
0.5 percent in April, more
than double the 0.2 percent
rise in March and the best
showing since inventories
rose by 1 percent in January.
Analysts were surprised by
the solid increase in retail
sales and noted that sales in
April were also revised to
show a respectable gain of
0.4 percent, instead of the
original estimate that sales
had fallen by 0.2 percent.
"Recession? What reces-
sion?" asked Joel Naroff,

chief economist at Naroff
Economic Advisors. "Spend-
ing in April and May was sol-
id in just about every cate-
Ian Shepherdson, chief
U.S. economist at High Fre-
quency Economics, said one
possible explanation was that
consumers have suddenly
returned to their carefree
spending ways despite weak
consumer confidence read-
ings and the credit crunch.
But he said a more likely
reason was that rebate.checks
were giving a temporary
boost to spending that would
not last, resulting in weaker
economic performance in
coming months.
The retail sales report
showed that general mer-
chandise stores, which
include department stores
and discount stores such as
Wal-Mart, saw.sales rise by
1.2 percent, the best showing
since a 2.1 percent rise in

March 2007.
Auto dealers saw sales
increase by a much smaller
0.3 percent in May, but that
still represented a small
rebound after a big 2.1 per-
cent drop in April. Auto sales
are being hurt by the weik
economy and soaring gaso-
line prices, which have
sharply depressed demand
for gas-guzzling pickup trucks
and sport utility vehicles.
Gasoline service stations
reported sales up 2.6 percent,
an increase that largely
reflected soaring prices,
which have pushed gasoline
to above $4 per gallon
nationwide. Energy Depart-
ment analysts are forecasting
that pump prices will keep
rising, probably peaking at
around $4.15 per gallon in
Excluding the big rise in
gasoline costs, retail sales
would still have been up by a
solid 0.8 percent in May. ,



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Is seeking the services of a
Human Resources Generalist
The successful applicant is expected to demonstrate sound
ethical judgment and exercise the highest discretion when
dealing with confidential matters.
* Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the H.R.
* Assist with Training, Compensation, Performance Evaluation,
Budgeting, etc.;
* Address and advise staff on personnel and staffing related issues;
* Undertake all areas of Human Resources Administration
inclusive of letter writing, report and correspondence preparation
and research;
* Administer the bank's benefits programme inclusive of pension,
medical and life insurance plans;
* Calculate and process payroll information;
* Liaise with managers on an operational level;
* Coordinate the advertising of job vacancies;
* Work with and maintain staff confidential personnel records;
* Excellent oral and written communication skills;
* Proficient office skills;
* Strong problem solving abilities;
* Reliable with confidential information.
Education and Experience:
* Bachelor's degree in business, human resources, or equivalent
combination of education and experience preferred;
* Minimum of three years experience as a Human Resources
* Generalist or Assistant Manager in a small to medium size
organization. Prior experience with payroll processing and
administration is a plus;
* Sound knowledge of local Labour Laws.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
Interested applicants meeting the above qualifications should
submit a recent resume to:
The President & Chief Operating Officer
BIE Bank & Trust Bahamas Ltd.
Charlotte House
P.O. Box N-3930
Nassau, Bahamas.
The closing date for receipt of all resumes is
Wednesday, 18th June 2008.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008, PAGE 9B

Stocks gain after

retail sales report


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br A DOSE of good econom-
alc news and a buyout offer
for Anheuser-Busch Cos.
agave Wall Street a big early
,rebound Thursday, sending
'(Yhe Dow Jones industrials
,.jmping more than 150
sfioints. Treasury prices fell,
driving yields higher, as
-ihvestors returned to stocks.
,f News of a management
%hakeup at Lehman Brothers
fIoldings Inc. drew fresh
"attention to troubles in the
financial sector. Lehman,
dv'hich earlier this week post-
Zad a quarterly loss of $2.8 bil-
lion, on Thursday ousted its
chief financial officer and
chief operating officer. But
while long-term concerns
kely remain about the sec-
or, financial shares were
moving higher. Lehman fluc-
uated and fell 12 cents to


The Commerce Depart-
ient said May retail sales,
rhich appeared to receive a
oost from tax rebate checks,
ose 1 percent. That was the
biggest improvement in six
months. Meanwhile, the
-abor Department said first-
ime claims for unemploy-
nent benefits rose, but some
f the pickup was due to
olatility following the
memorial Day holiday.
Belgian Brewer InBev SA,
hose brands include Beck's
nd Stella Artois, offered late
Wednesday to buy the maker
f Budweiser, Bud Light and
their brands for $65 per
hare. Shares of Anheuser-
tusch rose $3.65, or 6.3 per-

cent, to $62.
In the first hour of trading,
the Dow rose 154.37, or 1.28
percent, to 12,238.14.
Broader stock indicators
also rose. The Standard &
Poor's 500 index advanced
15.37, or 1.15 percent, to
1,350.86, and the Nasdaq
composite index rose 34.26,
or 1.43 percent, to 2,428.27.
The stock market finished
sharply lower on Wednesday
as oil prices rebounded, fan-
ning concerns that inflation
will further pinch consumers
and lead central banks to
raise interest rates. The Dow
fell almost 206 points.
Bond prices fell Thursday
as some investors left the
safety of government debt.
The yield on the. bench-
mark 10-year Treasury note,
which moves opposite its
prices, jumped to 4.16 per-
cent from 4.07 percent late
The dollar rose against oth-
er major currencies, while
gold prices rose.
Investors also seemed
more interested in stocks as
oil prices fell sharply, drop-
ping $3.09 to $133.29 a barrel
on the New York Mercantile
Oil prices, which have been
highly volatile lately, spiked
on Wednesday after an ener-
gy report showed inventories
fell last week, and fed into
fear about supply..
In corporate news, Citi-
group Inc. is closing a hedge
fund co-founded by current
chief executive Vikram Pan-
Pandit joined Citi have sell-
ing Old Lane Partners in July
2007. Citi shares rose 73
cents, or 3.8 percent, to
Embattled mortgage lender


Thornburg Mortgage rose 1
cent to 73 cents after posting
a $3.31 billion loss for the
first quarter, and reporting
that loan delinquencies are
likely to continue to increase
"modestly" for the rest of the
year. Thornburg specializes
in larger mortgages, known
as "jumbo loans," which total
more than $417,000.


Borders Group Inc. shares
rose 37 cents, or 5.4 percent,
to $7.07 after one of its
biggest shareholders, hedge
fund manager William Ack-
erman, said the bookseller
should consider approaching
Amazon.com Inc. to propose
that the online retailer
acquire Borders. Ackerman
is co-founder of Pershing
Square Capital Management,
and owns 30 percent of Bor-
Staples Inc. rose 49 cents,
or 2 percent, to $24.87 after
the office supply giant suc-
ceeded in its bid to buy
Dutch office supply distrib-
utor Corporate Express NV
for about $2.7 billion.
Advancing issues outnum-
bered decliners by about 3 to
1 on the New York Stock
Exchange, where volume
came to 193.1 million
The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies rose 10.99,
or 1.53 percent, to 728.87.
Overseas, Japan's Nikkei
225 average closed 2.08 per-
cent higher. In afternoon
trading, Britain's FTSE 100
index added 0.66 percent,
Germany's DAX 30 index
rose 0.71 percent, and the
French CAC-40 index rose
0.52 percent.

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comfortable passage of adults.

0 Properly maintain, clean all buses and ensure that such

vehicles are in good, serviceable condition at all times;

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For further information, please call 363-2000 ext 66056
or fax: 363-5055



The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited is looking to fill the position of Corporate

In this challenging position you will be responsible for but not limited to the following

* Incorporation of International Business Companies and Ordinary Companies
* Administration of International Business Companies and Ordinary Companies
* Liaising with the Registrar General's Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Registrar of Insurance Companies, The Central Bank of The Bahamas, The
Inspector of Financial and Corporate Service Providers and various consulates
* Ensuring the accuracy of banking and administrative statements of account before
dispatch to clients
* Conducting comprehensive Annual file reviews
* Know Your Customer (Due Diligence) documentation collection
* Opening of bank and administrative accounts

The successful applicant must have the following qualifications:

* Knowledge of the processes associated with the incorporation and ongoing
administration of International Business Companies and Ordinary Companies
Basic knowledge of the Legislation governing International
Business Companies, Ordinary Companies and Financial and Corporate Service
Knowledge of the process associated with legalization of documents
Knowledge of requirements for completing the Know Your Customer (Due
Diligence) process
Computer literate (MS Office products)
Strong organization and communication skills
Ability to analyze client financial needs to provide solutions with products and/or
services offered by the company
Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese an asset but not required

Applications/resume should be sent by e-mail to nassau@winterbotham.com or faxed
to (242) 356-9432
Under reference "Corporate Administrator"
Persons not meeting the above requirement need not apply
Deadline for applications Friday, June 20, 2008

To the Stockholder and Board
of Directors of Harris N.A.
We have audited the accompanying consolidated statements of condition of Harris N.A. (an indirect wholly-
owned subsidiary of Bank of Montreal) and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2007 and 2006, and the related
consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, changes in stockholder's equity, and cash flows for
each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2007. These consolidated financial statements are the
responsibility of Hais N.A.'s management Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated
financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of
America. Those standards require that we plAn and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether
the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining,.on a test basis, evidence
supporting the amounts and disclosures in-the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting
principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement
presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects,
the financial position of Harris N.A. and subsidiaries as of December 1I, 2007 and 2006, and the results of their
operations and their cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2007 in
conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

Chicago, Illinois
Mbaeh 31, 2008

arris N.A. and.Subsdiares
Consolidated Statements of Condition

Cash and demand balances due from banks ........................ .
Money market assets:
Interest-bearing deposits at banks ..... ..... ..............
Federal funds sold and securities purchased under agreement to resell ......

Total.cash and cash equivalents ..... ............. ..... ... $
Securities available-for-sale at fair value (amortized cost of $93.billion and
$10.7 billion at December 31, 2007 and December 31, 2006, respectively) ...
Trading account assets .......... ................. ......
Loans .................................... .........
Allowance for loan losses .................. ................ *
Net loans ............................. .................... S
Loans held for sale ..................... .. ..............
Promises and equipment ........................... ...............
Bank-o~nedinsurance ...........................................
Goodwill and other intangible assets ..........;...................
Other assets .........................................
Total assets ................ .......................
Deposits in domestic offices noninterest-bearing ......................
interest-bearing ...... ...... ........
Deposits in foreign offices interest-bearing.........................
Total deposits ............................... .................
Federal funds purchased ...... ......... .................
Securities sold under agreement to repurchase.......................
Short-term borrowings ............ ....... ........................
Short-term senior notes ......... .........................
Accrued interest, taxes and other expenses ......... ...............
Accrued pension and post-retirement ............ .................
Other liabilities ..................................................
Minority interest preferred stock of subsidiary .....................
Long-term notes senior ........ ............ .........
Long-term notes subordinated ....... .............. ........
Long-term notes secured......... ........... ..........
Total liablties................. .. ...... ........ ...........
Stockholder's Equity
Common stock ($10 par value); authorized 40,000,000 shares; issued and '
outstanding 15,514,761 and 14,303.361 shares at December 31, 2007 and
December 31, 2006, respectively .. '.............. ...............
Surplus...................................... ..............
Retained earnings ............ ........................
Accumulated other comprehensive loss ............ ............... .
Total stockholder's equity .... ........ ........................
Total liabilities and stockholder's equity .........................

Dtember 31
1,. 2W06
(Ia tbomad mt aufp e d")
$ 1,179.134 S 1.084,959

$ 3,649,120
$ 6,478,464

$ 155,148
$ 3,788.342

$ 2,701,835
$ 6,232,744

$ 143,034
$ 3,346,413

The accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements.

A copy of the Annual Report & Audited Accounts may be obtained from Ansbacher (Bahamas)
Umited, Ansbacher House, Bank Lane, Nassau, Bahamas.




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Sudoku Puzzle
Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with
several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to
9 in the empty squares so the each row, each column and each
3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Sudoku increases from Monday to


4 3

6 5 4

5 6 1

7 2 6

2 9 5

2 9 3 8 7 5


6 9
Difficulty Level * 6/11

Kakuro Puzzle

Best described as a number crossword, the task in Kakuro is to
fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the sum of
each horizontal block equals the number to its left, and the sum
of each vertical block equals the number on its top. No number
may be used in the same block more than once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Kakuro increases from Monday to Sunday.

Kakuro Answer



Francisco Beren v Dan E Mayers,
world senior championship, Arvier,
Italy 2006. Mayers, 85, is a living
advertisement for a successful old
age. The Idaho, US, millionaire
made his fortune in precious
stones and now combines skiing
in the Rockies with investment
management and tournament
chess. He is a believer in dietary
supplements and takes 200 pills
a day. This puzzle demonstrates
his sharp eye for tactics. The
opening was a French Defence
.where Mayers, who likes to dodge
book lines, dispensed with Black's
routine c7-c5 counter and instead
broke White's centre by f7-f6 and
e6-e5. The result can be seen in the
diagram, a massed army of pieces

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against the underprotected white
king. How did Black (to move) win
by a sacrificial attack?









words in
the main
body of

HOW many words of four
letters or more can you make
from the letters shown here?
In making a word, each letter
may be used once only. Each
must contain the centre letter
and there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
Good 17; very good 26;
excellent 34 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

1 Shout about eel
being mixed in the salad
perhaps (6)
4 More suitable for one on
the assembly line (6)
9 Look after a
minor charge (4-3)
10 Irishman
may be seen about one
a.m. (5)
11 Meeting that may try a
saint? (5)
12 The notoriety only a
hypochondriac would enjoy
13 Rose taken from the
garden? (3,3,2,3)
18 Vessel lacking stabiliz-
ers? (7)
20 Spritely that's the
Spanish and French con-
clusion (5)
22 Leave secretly for the
match (5)
23 Appear very interested,
then change occupation
24 Payment received by letter
25 Former forward, and a
very good one too (6)

1 Measures a
broken biscuit
I left (6)
2 Solicit for votes in the
foyer (5)
3 Arise Sir Otto and get
some food (7)
5 One transaction that cant
be bettered (5)
S6 11b meat minced and
eaten (7)
7 Deliver plaster (6)
8 Rule to which there can be
no exception (6,5)
14 Hackneyed tour now reor-
ganised (7)
15 A burden upon the spirit
16 Seem a very quiet listener
17 Descriptive of a man who
cant settle (2,4)
19 It can laugh, though it.
doesn't get the lions share
21 Wind instrument or a loud
stringed one (5)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution Yesterday's Easy Solution

Across: 1 Effects, 5 Macao, 8 Press
for money, 9 Yahoo, 10 Arduous,
11 Gaiety, 12 Apathy, 15 Offence,
17 Rooks, 19 Breaking point,
20 Ended, 21 Sweater.
Down: 1 Empty, 2 Fresh-air fiend,
3 Cast out, 4 Slogan, 5 Mimed,
6 Contortionist, 7 Odyssey,
11 Goodbye, 13 Porkpie, 14 Tennis,
16 Naked, 18 Satyr.

Across: 1 Vulture, 5 Grind, 8 Take
no chances, 9 Ruler, 10 Stammer,
11 Nugget, 12 Immune, 15 Matador,
17 Maize, 19 Spitting image,
20 Soggy, 21 Distort.
Down: 1 Voter, 2 Like lightning,
3 Unnerve, 4 Excuse, 5 Ghana,
6 Incommunicado, 7 Deserve,
11 Nemesis, 13 Memoirs,
14 Pruned, 16 Ditty, 18 Erect.

1 Surly (6)
4 Very
nearly (3,3)
9 Personification (7)
10 Granted (5)
11 A light boat (5)
12 To shut out (7)
13 Incomprehensible
language (6,5)
18 Variegated blotchily
20 A sailing
vessel (5)
22 Wanderer (5)
23 In name only (7)
24 Boil gently (6)
25 Thickset (6)

1 Mediterranean coun-
try (6)
2 Alliance (5)
3 Byword (7)
5 Sound
reasoning (5)
6 Makeshift
camp (7)
7 To offer for
acceptance (6)
8 Infinite (5-6)
14 Best possible (7)
15 Dishevelled (7)
16 Recompense (6)
17 Rather cold (6)
19 Narrow shelf (5)
21 Bracing (5)

abet bate beat beater beet
begat beget berate beret
beta brat eater EGGBEATER
egret gate grate great
greet rate rebate rete tare
tear tree

Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker

Two Wrongs Make a Right

East dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
*J2 *Q10854
Y Q7 YK 10643
J 54 Q
+KQ9863 452
4J 10
The bidding:
East South West North
Pass 1 NT Pass 3 NT
Opening lead king of clubs.
You may not agree with South's
opening notrump bid or North's raise
to three, but that's not the point of
this story. The play's the thing in this
hand, so let's get on with it.
West led the king of clubs.
Declarer ducked, and West continued
with the queen, dummy playing low
again. Another club lead forced the
ace, and East had to choose a discard.
Now if you were East and saw
only dummy's hand and your own,
what would you discard at this point?
The winning play is to discard the

queen of diamonds! If you do this,
nothing can save declarer. He would
go down two with normal play.
But if you don't get rid of the
queen, South makes the contract. He
leads a diamond from dummy at
trick four, and, when you play the
queen, he lets you hold the trick. As
a result, he winds up with five dia-
mond tricks, two spades, a heart and
a club.
A very good case can be made for
discarding the queen of diamonds. If
declarer has the A-K-J, the queen is
worthless. If declarer is missing one
of these honors, it means that West
has the ace, king or jack as a poten-
tial entry to his clubs, and the queen
once again serves no useful purpose.
When the hand occurred, how-
ever, East failed to appreciate the
importance of jettisoning the queen
of diamonds and discarded the three
of hearts instead.
But the fates were kind to him.
Declarer, looking neither to the right
nor the left, won the first diamond
with the king, paying no heed to the
appearance of East's queen.
South continued with the ace of
diamonds, hoping the jack would
fall, but it didn't. Declarer could then
do no better than give up a diamond
to West's jack to finish down two,
thereby proying that two wrongs
sometimes make a right.

Tomorrow: Good bidding and good play.
C2008 King Features Syndicate Inc.

Sudoku Answer


1 2 3 4 5 6 7


11 12

18 19 20 21

22 23

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My name is Kevin Moss and I am the owner of Kevin's Custom Carpentry located on Windsor Road, off Mackey Street, opposite
Wendy's parking lot. I have been in the cabinet/carpentry business for over 20 years and in 2003 I started manufacturing my own
line of cabinets that we call "Bahama Built Cabinets". I purchased, a large amount of machinery to produce the Bahamas first
production line, all wood cabinets, arid to fabricate flawless Corian and Laminate countertops with molded full round bull nose
After borrowing the monies, I needed to sell a large volume of cabinets to keep up with the bank payments. Therefore, I needed
an inexpensive way to market my new product 'Bahama Built Cabinets" that would expose me to a large amount of people. I had
been advertising with BTC yellow pages for years with a small ad, but I decided to increase to a full page ad in color.
Well, the results were well worth the extra cost in the'years ahead. We averaged two to three kitchens a week. In 2008, my ads
and phone listings were not in the phone books and my sales fdr the first quarter were down 30%. This had confirmed my belief
that marketing with BTC is an excellent investment.
In the past, I have questioned first time customers how did they found out about KCC and the answer was usually. "recommended
by a satisfied previous customers" or "BTC yellow pages".
Next year, I will make sure to take full advantage of all BTC marketing options to continue to provide the Bahamas with a large
volume of top quality "Bahama Built" kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

Kevin Moss
Kevin's Custom Carpentry.

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