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Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: June 16, 2008
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AN ISLAND-WIDE search
was underway last night after
four male detainees escaped
from Carmichael Road
Detention Centre.
Disappearing around 10am
yesterday, the four men, three
Cubans and one Honduran,
are believed to have jumped a
12-foot wall and fled into
nearby bushes.
This latest escape is one of
many in recent months where


As a result, the Detention
Centre, remainedon -lock
down" most of yesterday as
immigration officials attempt-
ed to figure out "exactly what
happened".
The Cubans who escaped
are said to be 36-year-old
Ariel Delgardo Rodriguez. 31-
year-old Felipe Espinoza
Leon and 45-year-old Alberto
Diaz Maes. The Honduran
was identified as 28-year-old
SEE page 14


Headless body
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found in canal
THE headless body of a man was found Saturday evening in a
canal close to South Beach Pools.
The head was lying nearby in a bushy area off Marshall Road.
Police have classified the case as a "suspicious death."
However, it is believed the man may been part of a group of
Haitians who drowned off New Providence earlier this year and were
washed ashore in the southern part of the island.
According to police, the body is badly decayed and it is believed
it was submerged in water for "quite some time."
SEE page 14


ANGRY residents of Nas-
sau Village pelted a police
squad' car and officers with
rocks following the funeral of
15-year-old murder victim Joel
Simeus on Saturday.
According to eye-witness
reports, after the funeral, a num-
ber of men gathered on the
area's basketball court.
The atmosphere turned hos-
tile when police allegedly
refused to allow the community
to "finish its (mourning) pro-
ceedings."
One teenage resident of Nas-
sau Village said he felt that "the


* RESIDENTS of Hope Town,
Abaco, are delighted with their
new-look lighthouse after a two-
week paint job which has given
the famous landmark a new
lease of life.
; Experts from the United
States used special cleaning and
spraying methods that stopped
debris blowing on to surround-
Sing trees and buildings.
The candy-striped Victorian
lighthouse, one of the best-
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known buildings in the
Bahamas, has taken on a new
sheen since painters completed
the project.
"Everyone is very pleased
with it," said an islander. "It
looks beautiful."
The lighthouse's paintwork
suffered from: sand-blasting in
recent hurricanes and was begin-
ning to look shabby.


Photo: Anne Potts


police were not respectful
towards us."
The situation escalated and
during a confrontation between
residents and police, rocks were
thrown at the officers and their
car.
Police, however, yesterday
stressed that the incident %\as
not a "riot."
There were reportedly, no
injuries.
Police were stationed in the
area during the funeral, as it was
feared that tension in the com-
SEE page 14


Anglican split may be 'inevitable'
after the wedding of gay priests
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
A SPLIT in the worldwide Anglican community may now be
"inevitable" following a wedding between two gay Anglican priests
in the United Kingdom, according to religious observers.
Despite Archbishop Drexel Gomez's assertions that he is "opti-
mistic" that there will not be a split in the 70-million strong com-
munion, observers are now saying that this "wedding" is a turning
point in the debate about how the church should handle the issue
of homosexuality
Controversy over same sex civil partnerships was reignited after
New Zealander Rev Dr David Lord walked down the aisle with his
hospital chaplain Rev Peter Cowell.
SEE page 14


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MARCHING FOR

FATHER'S DAY


The Bahamas Against Crime organization held a Father's Day
Parade yesterday with a march from the Southern Recreation
Grounds to the College of the Bahamas. Reverend Dr CB Moss led
the parade, saying it wasy important for the nation to recognize
"the good things" about fathers.


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winner of Royal Bank's 2008 Car
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about winning $1000 CASH BACK! Many
other lucky clients received car kits and
gasoline vouchers for their new vehicles.
Suzette Hall-Moss, Manager, Personal
Financial Services, was the top sales
performer during RBC's 2008 Car
Campaign. Suzette is stationed at
RBC's Airport Branch and her
outstanding sales performance
earned her the employee grand prize,
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o In brief

Man charged

with drug

possession
By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT A 29-
year-old Freeport man was
charged with drug posses-
sion in Freeport Magis-
trate's Court on Friday.
Magistrate Andrew
Forbes charged Christo-
pher Leon Stuart, of 279
Jack Fish Street, Caravel
Beach, with possessing
marijuana. He was also
charged with possession of
drugs with intent to supply.
Stuart was represented
by Simeon Brown. It is
alleged that the accused on
June 3, at Freeport, was
found in possession of 12.5
grams of marijuana, which
was contained in 10 small
packages intended for sale,
at an apartment on Bone-
"fish Street.
Stuart pleaded guilty to
possession of the marijua-
na, but pleaded not guilty
to possession of drugs with
intent to supply.
Magistrate Forbes
adjourned the matter to
November 3, and granted
the defendant $10,000 bail
with one surety. Sentencing,
on the guilty plea will take
place on completion of the
trial.

Couple are expected
in court In connection
with fireapm, ammunition
possession and stealing
By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT A Freeport
couple is expected to be
arraigned on Monday in the
Freeport Magistrate's Court in
connection with firearm and
amniiitnition possession and
stealing.
Chief Supt Basil;Rahming
reported that a 40-year-old man'
and his 29-year-old girlfriend,
of Garden Villas, were arrested
on Friday after police execut-
ed a search warrant on an apart-
ment at Weddell Avenie.
According to reports, a team
of officers went to a residence
around 1.10pm and discovered
a .223 calibre Intratech Scorpi-
on sub machine gun and 28 live
.223 rounds of ammunition.
Various items suspected of
being stolen were also discov-
ered during a search. Officers
seized jewellery, including one
gold watch, five gold hand
chains, and 16 gold rings.
They also found a wall
foamer compressor, two weed
whackers, five chainsaws, one
grey Nokia cellphone, one pink
RZR cellphone, one sliver
Motorola cellphone and one RF
modulator, all suspected of
being stolen.
As a result, occupants of the
apartment were arrested and
taken into custody.
Mr Rahming said a number
of Lucaya residents have
already visited Port Lucaya
police station and identified the
items as personal property
stolen from their homes during
break-ins.

Police seize

firearm and

ammunition
GRAND Bahama police dis-
covered and seized a firearm
and ammunition at an apart-
ment on Bass Lane on Satur-
day.
Supt Rahming said police
have taken ,a 22-year-old man
into custody in connection with
the matter.
According to reports, officers
from the Eastern Division exe-
cuted a search warrant around
8.15pm at a residence on Bass
Lane which was suspected of


containing firearms and ammu-
nition.
Officers discovered a .380
semi-automatic pistol contain-
ing .380 ammunition.
Mr Rahming said the suspect
is expected to be formally
charged today in Freeport Mag-
istrate's Court in connection
with this incident.


Fetiizr, Fngici e,
PeslCotro


ORGANISERS BELIEVE the turnout for the Independence Day march could be bigger than that of the
Labour Day event (pictured above).


Another pro-hanging


march planned for


Independence Day


ANOTHER mass march
Calling for murderers to be
hanged is planned for Inde-
pendence Day next month.
Organisers encouraged by
the success of the Labour Day
march believe the turnout
could be even bigger next time.
Relatives of murdered
schoolboy Khodee Davis are
seeking the police commis-
sioner's permission to march
from Fox Hill Parade to Nas-
sau Village and back on July
10, the 35th anniversary of
Bahamas independence.
The march is a response to
the rising murder rate, and in


particular Khodee's stabbing
death at the entrance to Cab-
bage Beach last month.
SOrganisers say they want to
stage "a peaceful and orderly
march and demonstration"
calling for all murderers to be
hanged, and for all murder sus-
pects to be denied bail.
The march, set to begin at
Fox Hill Parade at 9am, will
head south to Prince Charles
Drive, west to Soldier Road,
south to Taylor Street, then to
Alexander Boulevard and Nas-
sau Village Park.
After a rally at the park,
marchers will head back to Sol-


dier Road, Bernard Road and
Fox Hill Parade.
A family spokesman said:
"During the last march,
we were joined by many sup-
porters as we covered the
route.
"It was a great success and
we're hoping for an even better
response this time."
Though the death penalty
remains on the Bahamas
statute books, it has not been
used since January, 2000, when
Abaconian David Mitchell was
hanged for the murder of two
foreigners at their island holi-
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The weapon of rape
WORLD leaders fight terrorism all the tilqe, ernment policy. When the governments of
with summit meetings and sound bites and secu- South Africa, China, Libya and Indonesia sup-
rity initiatives. port Sudan's positions in Darfur, do they really
But they have studiously ignored one of the mean to adopt a pro-rape foreign policy?
most common ard brutal varieties of terrorism The rape capital of the world is eastern Con-
in the world today. go, where in some areas three-quarters of
This is a kind of terrorism that dispropor- women have been raped.
tionately targets children. Sometimes the rapes are conducted with
It involves not WMD but simply AK-47s, pointed sticks that leave the victims inconti-
machetes and pointed sticks. It is mass rape nent from internal injuries, and a former U.N.
and it will be elevated, belatedly, to a spot on force commander there, Patrick Cammaert,
the international agenda this week.focco an he eaw mant
The U.N. Security Council will hold a special says it is "more dangerous to be a woman than
session on sexual violence this Thursday, with to be a soldier."
Condoleezza Rice coming to New York to lead The international community's response so
the debate. This session, sponsored by the Unit- far? Approximately: "Not our problem."
ed States and backed by a Security Council res- Yet such rapes also complicate post-conflict
solution calling for regular follow-up reports, recovery, with sexual violence lingering even
just may help mass rape graduate from an after peace has.been restored.
unmentionable to a serious foreign policy issue. In Liberia, the civil war is over but rape is still
The world woke up to this phenomenon in epidemic.- and half, of all reported rapes
1993, after discovering that Serbian forces had involve girls younger than 14.
set up a network of "rape camps" in which Painfully slowly, the United Nations and its
women and. girls, some as young as 12, were member states seem to be recognizing the fact
enslaved. Since then, we've seen similar pat- that systematic mass rape is at least as much an
terns of systematic-rape in many countries, and international outrage as, say, pirated DVDs.
it has become clear that mass rape is not just a Yet China and Russia are resisting any new
byproduct of war but also sometimes a deliber- reporting mechanism for sexual violence, seeing
ate weapon. such rapes as tragic but simply a criminal matter.
immemorial," said Stephen Lewis, a former On the contrary, systematic rape has proper-
Canadian ambassador who was the U.Nf.~s .ly been found by international tribunals to con-
envoy for AIDS in Africa. stitute a crime against humanity, and it thrives
"But it has taken a new twist as comman- in part because the world shrugs.
ders have used it as a strategy of war." The U.N. could do far more to provide health
There are two reasons for this. First, mass services to victims of mass rape and to insist
rape is very effective militarily, that peacekeepers at least try to stop it.
From the viewpoint of a militia, getting into a In Congo, the doctors at Heal Africa Hospi-
firefight is risky, so it's preferable to terrorize tal and Panzi Hospital (healafrica.org and panz-
civilians sympathetic to a rival group and drive ihospitalbukavu.org) repair the internal injuries
them away, depriving the rivals of support. of rape victims with skill and humanity.
Second, nass rape attracts less international But my most indelible memory from my most
scrutiny than piles of bodies do, because the recent visit, last year, came as I was interviewing
issue is indelicate and the victims are usually too a young woman who had been gang-raped.
ashamed to speak up. I had taken her aside to protect her privacy,
In Sudan, the government has turned all of but a large group of women suddenly
Darfur into a rape camp. approached.
The first person to alert me to this was a I tried to shoo them away, and then the
woman named Zahra Abdelkarim, who had
woman named, Zahra Abdelkamtit who d women explained that they had all been gang-
slashed with a sword on her leg and then raped and had decided that despite the stigma
left naked and bleeding to wander back to her and risk of reprisal, they would all tell their
Zaghawa tribe. In effect, she had become a stories.
message to her people: Flee, or else. So let's hope that this week the world's lead-
Since then, this practice of "marking" the ers and diplomats stop offering excuses for
Darfur rape victims has become widespread: paralysis and begin emulating the courageous
typically, the women are scarred or branded, or outspokenness of those Congolese women.
occasionally have their ears cut off.'
This is often done by police officers or sol- (This article is by Nicholas D. Krist ofc.2008
diers, in uniform, as part of a coordinated gov- New York Times News Service).


EDITOR, The Tribune.

MAY 18th, 2008 'is cele-
brated by Haiti as its Flag
Day.
The meaning of Flag Day
for Haitians and those of Hait-
ian descent appear to have a
very special meaning, even for
those residing in other coun-
tries throughout the world
where they have migrated to.
On May 18th Haitians
throughout the Bahamas, legal
or illegal as well as those who
label themselves as a "Hait-
ian Bahamian", adorned their
Haitian flag on their vehicles
and Jitney buses throughout
the islands of the Bahamas, in
particular the island of New
Providence, and displayed
"their" Haitian national pride.
Having a keen interest in
Caribbean history and the
subject matter, as a Bahamian,
it is with pride that I recog-
nise the meaning and the pur-
pose of the May 18th Haitian
Flag Day celebration and
respect it's meaning the same.
It is a reminder of the strug-
gles and freedoms as Haitian
people valiantly fought for
their freedom and ultimate
victory over the three great-
est military powers in the
world at that time (England,
France and Spain).
So Haitian Flag Day
becomes a celebration of the
Haitian revolution, and they
are to be nobly commended
for such'a display of national
pride, even when their country
is experiencing extreme diffi-
culties.
Unfortunately in the
Bahamas today, it appears
that the Haitian Flag Day has
taken on another meaning in a
different country, in a differ-
enit century, with an insidious
tore, but with an undermin-
ing. motive and not the intent
of 1:he past.
It appears to be a celebra-
tion of another nation being
born within the Bahamas, in
"the face" of Bahamians in
their very own country, in an
ostentatious manner.
H[aiti's contributions in a
free black society throughout
the 'world are known. Haitians
residing in the Bahamas and
other countries mist realise it
is nct what you do to celebrate
your culture or your national
pride, but is how you do it in
anoti her man's land. Whatever
the underlying message is
behih d your celebration today,


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it would be better if you share
its history and meaning so that
others will learn about it,
understand it, and not get
offended by your actions,
especially when you indis-
criminately change your last
name to sound like the Eng-
lish surnames that dominate
the Bahamas, or call yourself a
Bahamian when it's conve-
nient for you to get employed,
especially in a Bahamian Gov-
ernment Department.
Without prejudice, I have
observed many neighboring
nations in the Caribbean more
frequently have discounted
the intellect and aptitude of
Bahamian people for whatev-
er reason.
I must enlighten them to the
facts that Bahamians can artic-
ulate, read and understand
when they are being disre-
spected in their own country,
or undermined the like by
nefarious schemes.
Like we often say'in the
Bahamas, "You don't know
me hey"? So, "don't sleep on
me."
The Bahamian people know
that all governments of the
Bahamas, past and present,
have failed and are failing
them when it comes to the ille-
gal immigration issue in this
country, no matter what
nationality is breaking the
immigration laws of the
Bahamas.
Our efforts continue to
FAIL because of corrupt
Bahamians, both "black and
white", who will sell their
country for one dollar.
The intent of the Haitian
Flag Day should be an exam-
ple of many nations who have
struggled for freedom.
It should not be a symbol
of disrespect.
It should not be used to
demonstrate how many of
your citizens are present and
exist in the Bahamas, whether
by illegally being born here,
or illegally migrating here with
blatant disrespect for the laws,
or simply using the system and
its people by the Machiavel-
lian approach.
If you feel so strongly about
your Haitian Flag Day, you
should simply go back to Haiti
on your own, and celebrate it
where it belongs.
This is still and will remain
the Bahamas.
The United States closes
their embassy and celebrate
their national events at their
Ambassador's residence; they
also invite many Bahamian
Government officials to par-
ticipate.
Maybe this action, and pro-
tocol, should be considered
and adopted by the organis-
ers of Haitian Flag Day in the


Bahamas. It would be more
respectful to.the citizens of the
Bahamas and would not
appear to have a subterfuge
motive.,
With full knowledge of your
provocative action on May
18th, The Bahamas continues
to cope with many of Haiti's
citizens by granting them a
free education in our schools
at the expense of the Bahami-
an tax payers.
The abuse of the many gov-
ernment systems continue,
squatting at will, and blatant
abuse of our health care sys-
tem, with the majority of Hait-
ian and migrants of other
nations making no contribu-
tions to National Insurance.
The Catholic Church, which
has for many years aided this
situation, may want to recon-
sider how it is assisting the
immigration process that is
changing the face of our
nation through its subtle, but
extremely powerful influence
and programmes.
"Through unity, we find
strength" (L'union fait la
force) is the famous phrase on
Haiti's flag, which on Febru-
ary 25, 1986, after the fall of
Baby Doc and the Duvalier
regime, was requested back
by the people.
It is my hope through infor-
mation sharing, and education
we can foster a better under-
standing of other nations, and
would have greater respect
and regard for each others
country and their national
events.
Blatant disrespect for anoth-
er country and its citizens, that
allowed you to live a better
Life from Where you or.your
parents came from, or assist
you in your migratory move-
ment to other countries of
your dream, will eventually be
met with ultimate resistance
and eventual bloodshed.
I urge all who participate in
Haiti's Flag Day to do it
respectfully and to encourage
others to join you in celebrat-
ing its real meaning if they so
desire.
The International Food Fair
held at the Botanical Gardens
is an event where you can
experience and learn of so
many cultures with respect.
You can go around the world
without having to buy a plane
ticket.
On the Bahamas Coat of
Arms, our motto.is "Forward,
Upward, Onward, Together".
We are all in this country
by the grace of God, so I
would urge people of all
nations calling the Bahamas
their home, to respect its peo-
ple and its culture.

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BOSTWICK Jr
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May 2008.


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alowe@Tribunemedia.net
THE Road Traffic Depart-
ment launched its first Public
Service Drivers' manual on
Friday calling on all current
and future jitney, surrey horse,
taxi-cab and tour car drivers to
adhere to the rules and guide-
lines which lie within.
From driving "furiously" to
"refusing to use a poop bag"
for a surrey horse, not taking
daily baths or using deodor-
ant to stopping your bus in
non-designated areas, the
Road Traffic Department has
included them all in the man-
ual as reminders of what not
to do as a driver in the public
transportation industry.
It wants those working in
the sector to be better mindful
of these things, so that "best
services will be carried out and
passengers' expectations can
be met."
The manual was launched
at a press conference by Min-
ister of Works Earl Deveaux
and Road Traffic Controller
Jack Thompson on Friday,
The launch goes hand-in-
hand with the start of a 100
Day Challenge for Jitney dri-
vers to improve the service
which they provide to the pub-
lic, beginning today.


I to improvement



Manual contains rules for jitney, surrey


horse, taxicab and tour car drivers


Recognition by the govern-
ment, and increasingly by
stakeholders in the industry,
that the public, often avoid
using the services that are on
offer for fear of being subject
to an unpleasant or danger-


ous experience, inspired the
latest efforts to raise standards
in the sector.
The government ultimately
wants to get more people out
of their cars and into buses so
that traffic congestion can be.
minimised, and bus drivers
stand to benefit from
increased business if they
change the less than savoury
ways of many who do the job.
In the 28-page manual,
which Mr Deveaux said all of
those who apply for a licence
to work in the industry will be
required to read, regulations
governing the various busi-
nesses are laid out, all with a
"Code of Conduct and Ethics"
and other responsibilities that
drivers in each respective area
are deemed to have.
The manual says the Road
Traffic Department wants to
"impress upon drivers how
important a role each of them
play in our economy, espe-
cially in the tourism industry."
Under the code of conduct
section, drivers are recom-
mended to offer value for


money, create a "unique and
fun-filled experience" and
provide excellent service.
Companies are told they
should look for drivers who
are "caring, enthusiastic and
friendly" and knowledgeable
about the Bahamas.
Those who "drive wantonly
or furiously" or use insulting
or abusive language, or wil-
fully cause injury to any per-
son or property, are reminded
within the manual that,they
are guilty of an offence and
are liable to a fine, or a fine
and imprisonment for a sec-
ond offence
Drivers are told to take care
over their appearance, as
"how we look and appear to
our guests provides a first
impression of our destina-
tion."
Fresh breath, well-kept uni-
forms, and neat hairstyles are
all suggested and "mashed-up,
shabby dress and poor per-
sonal cleanliness" could result
in a driver being suspended
for the day if found upon
inspection, warns the docu-


Ragged Island school notch up successes


RAGGED ISLAND often calls itself
the 'Cinderella' isle of the Bahamas, but
not when it comes to its children's acade-
mic and musical achievements.
The island school run by Robert and
Ophelia Boodram has notched up an
impressive tally of successes this year,
including national championships in song
and drama.
The school won two titles at the E
Clement Bethel National Arts Festival
and took first and second places in a dis-
trict essay and poetry competition.
Mr Boodram told The Tribune: "We
are very proud of the students' perfor-


mances, not only in the extra-curriculum
areas but also academically. "The school
is well supported by the parents, commu-
nity and Ministry of Education."
The national drama champions were
Lovell Lockhart, Sade Lockhart-Bain,
Rhesa Boodram and Davontay Wallace.
Their skit was about a single mother
who was always drunk and both physi-
cally and mentally abusive to her chil-
dren.
Rap song winners were Myron Lock-
hart-Bain 11, Alfred Francis, Nino Fran-
cis, D'Marcio Wallace, Ashton Brooks
and Aaron Boykins.


The song, about different forms of child
abuse, was composed by Alfred and
Myron. Child abuse was also the theme of
the district essay and poetry competition,
organised by the Department of Social
Services in Exuma. Ragged Island was
winner and runner-up.
Students have also embarked on a Cans
for Kids campaign, recycling soda cans to
help less fortunate children in the
Bahamas.
So far about 4,000 cans have been
shipped towards the non-profit venture.
Mr and Mrs Boodram teach children'
in grades one to nine.


ment. Passengers are entitled
to a driver who obeys all traf-
fic laws, air conditioning, a
smoke and radio free ride and
have no obligation to tip dri-
vers, it adds, under the "Pas-
senger Bill of Rights" section.
The manual is .available
from the Road Traffic Depart-
ment.


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* HOLLYWOOD, Fla.
THE Florida Democratic Party
made a huge effort to unify
activists behind Barack Obama
after more than a year of drama
over the state's primary and the
prolonged battle to see who would
secure the nomination, according
to Associated Press.
It pretty much worked.
More than 1,400 attended the
state party's annual Jefferson-Jack-
son dinner and there were plenty.
of signs, stickers and buttons for
Obama. Speaker after speaker
urged the crowd to get behind the
Illinois senator whether or not they
supported Hillary Clinton.
"The truth of the matter is, my
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ed Hillary Clinton are in many
ways the most important people


in the room," said U.S. Rep.
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how hard you worked, we under-
stand how emotional and passion-
ate you all are."
But now, Wexler said, Democ-
rats have to come together as a
family and Clinton supporters
need to work just as hard for Oba-
ma. The crowd's response was less
than raucous, but there were cer-
tainly signs that party activists were
moving forward after a nearly
evenly divided primary.
Still, many Clinton supporters
were feeling the sting of defeat a
week after she conceded the race.
"I'm not wearing an Obama
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No more Yen for whales


* By Sir Ronald Sanders

D ominica's Prime
Minister, Roo-
sevelt Skerrit,
and his cabinet
have taken a decision that will
not endear them to the Japan
Whaling Association or to some
of the governments in nearby
Caribbean states. But, it may
help to stop the wanton slaugh-
ter of hundreds of whales every
year and, at the same time, con-
tribute to a growing tourist
attraction in the Caribbean -
whale watching.
Skerrit has announced, in
advance of the 60th meeting of
the International Whaling Com-
mission (IWC) on June 23rd,
that the country's representa-
tive will abstain on a vote for
"the sustainable use of marine
resources". Read "sustainable
use of marine resources" to
mean "killing whales".
Every year the Japanese
hunt and kill 1,200 whales and it
defends its position at the IWC.
With an increasing number of
countries, including many in
Latin America, Asia and Africa,
opposing the unjustified killing
of whales, Japan is outnum-
bered. So, it set out to recruit
small countries to join the IWC
as supporters in exchange for
giving them fisheries facilities.
Over time, these mostly
refrigerated storage units, have
become white elephants. They
sit on the shores underutilised,
and not serving the fishing com-
munity which lacks the capacity
to catch the amount of fish nec-
essary to fill them. They may
have served a purpose at the
time of their establishment
when the governments of these
small states pointed to them as
indicators of investment in their
small and less well-off fishing
communities. Today, it is clear
the fishing communities would
have done better if investment
had been made in improving
their capacity to fish with bigger
boats and more modern tech-
nology by giving grants or very
low interest loans.
Many of the countries that
Japan recruited to bolster its
position in the IWC cannot
afford to join other interna-
tional organizations that are of
importance to them or send del-
egations to meetings. Yet, they
have somehow managed both
to meet the cost of membership
of the IWC and to send vocif-
erous delegations to its meet-
ings.
Observers point out that
many of these small countries
have no provision in their bud-
gets for membership of the
IWC. And reports by the
media, including the BBC, sug-
gest that the Japanese Whaling
Association pays the costs, and
calls the tune. It is also pointed
out that, apart from St Vincent
and the Grenadines, there is no
history of whale hunting among
the small Caribbean islands and
no "national interest" reason
for supporting the Japanese
position.
Indeed, the reverse may be
true since there is a vibrant and
growing "whale watching" sec-
tor to the tourism industry in
the Caribbean, including
Dominica. The value of "whale
watching' to Caribbean tourism
is estimated by some at US$22
million. Others argue that this
figure is conservative, and if
capacity were strengthened it
could earn much more.
Many international organi-
sations and knowledgeable
persons within Caribbean coun-
tries have accused the Japan-
ese of "buying" the votes of six
small Caribbean countries of
which Dominica is one. Indeed,
when Skerrit made his
announcement, Andrew
Armour, President of Carib
Whale, a group advocating for
the protection of marine
resources, is reported by the
Caribbean Media Corporation
as saying that Japan is no longer
interested in "buying votes."
Those who support the
Japanese position in the
Caribbean now only repre-
sentatives of five countries -
claim that they do so for two
reasons. The first is that
"whales eat fish" and therefore
deprive Caribbean fishermen
and Caribbean people of the
food they need. However, there
is no scientific evidence to sup-
port the notion that whales are
depleting the fish stocks avail-


able to man in the region the
claim is a red herring. The sec-
ond is that "the denial of sus-
tainable use of whales today,

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can lead to the denial of the use
of other marine sources tomor-
row." This is a fear-mongering
argument that has no eviden-
tiary basis, but is promoted by
the Japanese and echoed by
their few vocal Caribbean
clients.
Japan has long opposed the
prohibition of whale hunting by
the IWC and has ignored inter-


national treaties, such as the
United Nations Convention on
the Law of the Sea. When
Japanese fishermen kill up to
1,200 whales a year, Japan
defends this action as being in
conformity with the IWC scien-
tific whaling criteria. But, a dis-
tinguished panel of lawyers in
2006 found that Japanese sci-
entific whaling is unlawful and
contravenes several interna-
tional conventions, including
the International Convention
for the Regulation of Whaling.
Among the panel of legal
experts is the internationally-
recognised British lawyer,
Philppe Sands, the author of
"Lawless World: America and
the making and breaking of
global rules", an account of the
US disregarding international
law and rules.
Prime Minister Skerrit and
his government deserve con-
gratulations for taking the deci-
sion to abstain on the vote. In
doing so, Dominica is "breaking
a trend that (Dominica has)
maintained for a number of
years," as Skerrit himself said.
He has done so in recognition
not of Japan's ambitions, but of
Dominica's national interest.
The other Caribbean countries


should do the same. In a high-
ly competitive world in which
small island states are at the far
margins of international con-
cern, Dominica's economy has
already been ripped to shreds
by the loss of its preferential
access for its bananas into the
market of the European Union.
Its financial services sector has
also beenidestroyed by the
actions of big countries, includ-
ing Japan which was a hawk in
crushing offshore financial cen-
tres in 2000 when the Organi-
sation for Economic Coopera-
tion and Development (OECD)
imposed its so-called 'harmful
tax competition initiative'.
Dominica is now clinging to
its attraction as the 'nature
island of the Caribbean'; its pris-
tine rainforests; and its won-
derful Caribbean charm to
develop a tourism industry to
bolster its economy. As Skerrit
himself alluded in announcing
his decision not to support the
Japanese anymore: the pursuit
of the goal of promoting the
natural environment is incon-
sistent with killing one of its
most magnificent species.
It is time that the yen for
whale killing be rejected by all.

(The writer is a business con-
sultant and former Caribbean
diplomat)
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JAPANESE SCHOOL CHILDREN watch whalers butcher a Baird's Beaked whale on a port deck in Wada,
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Undersecretary in the
Ministry of Health
and Social Development

T has been generally
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by his creator and given the
responsibility to take care of the
environment around him.
According to the Genesis story,
the Lord God took man and
.placed him in the Garden of
Eden to dress it and to keep it.
The inference here is clearly
that man was given stewardship
of the environment.
We therefore must all come
to understand that protection
of the environment is necessary
to ensure the optimal well-being
of man and that of many other
social animals inhabiting planet
earth.
It must also be emphasised
that the uncontrolled activities
of man have the potential to


radically change the environ-
ment, and thereby alter habi-
tats, create stress and displace
species that are not able to
quickly adjust, sometimes to the
point of extinction.
Observation and research
indicates that man's manipula-
tion of the environment and
earth's natural resources
accounts for the greatest impact
on the planet, whether that
impact be positive or negative.
The evidence of this conclu-
sion can be seen right in our
local communities when we cut
down many of our trees to
make way for construction and
other development projects.
Conversely, poor garbage and
refuse handling practices evi-
denced by littered streets, pri-
vate and public properties,
including recreational premis-
es with refuse ranging from
food waste to derelict vehicles
creates habitats for vectors of
public health importance, such
as rats and mosquitoes.
Our belief that our creator
God has given us protective
responsibility for the environ-
ment is affirmed by our use of
the maxim "cleanliness is next
to godliness."
Looking around us today in
the wider Bahamas, we may
have reason to question either
this maxim, or to question our
godliness, because the state of
the national environment has
become a cause for concern.
On Thursday June 5, along
with other UN member coun-
tries, we celebrated World
Environment Day.
World Environment Day was
established in 1972 by the Unit-
ed Nations General Assembly,
marking the Stockholm Con-
ference on the human environ-
ment.


"Looking arou
the wider Baha
have reason to
this maxim (cle
to godliness) or
our godliness, I
state of the nati
environment ho
cause for conce


Subsequently each.year June
5 is commemorated by member
countries of the UN, highlight-
ing a common or similar theme
and encouraging activities ben-
eficial to the environment.
The theme this year was
"Kick the Habit: Towards a
Low Carbon Economy.
This theme calls our atten-
tion to the fact that the major
energy source fueling the
economies of both the industri-
alised world and developing
economies are carbon based,
and implicated with the pro-
duction of green house-gases
associated: with global warming.
Scientists are of the view that
the apparent increase in
Atlantic hurricane activities,
both in numbers and intensity
are associated with the margin-
al rise in temperature over the
last decade or more.
Nevertheless, the world
appears to be growing no less
dependent on coal and oil for


land space becoming sub-
nd us today in merged due to sea level rise
brought on by global warming
maswe may and climate change.
ma What can we in the Bahamas
question either do to help kick the carbon habit
you may ask.
Ranliness is next I offer that a good place to
start is with energy conserva-
* to question tion. Energy conservation
should be doubly attractive at
because the this time, both because of the
desirability to minimise the
onal damaging effects on the envi-
ronment and the economic pain
as become a being experienced as a result of
rn, ," the escalating price of gas and
r diesel fuels. Car pooling, espe-
cially within households, could
.. bring much needed relief from
-' '" the hardship that most of us are
now experiencing by driving
... '. ,one person per vehicle.
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.- ;;; the Bahamas should make full
use of the solar energy technol-
ogy available and encourage
further reduction in the use of
Fossil fuels.
S .The raw material of solar
energy is available year round in
The Bahamas. It is perhaps the
most reliable renewable ener-
industrial progress and devel- gy source, and it is available free
opment, despite their known of charge. Expenditure designed
damaging effects on the envi- to perfect this technology
ronment. should be considered a reason-
Despite our small size, we in able investment proposal for
the Bahamas should be encour- companies in the Bahamas.
aged to do all that we can to As was mentioned earlier in
slow the world's dependence on this presentation, we in the
fossil fuels, if only because of Bahamas hold to the maxim
the fact that we are positioned that "cleanliness is next to god-
to be among the first to suffer liness.
from negative fallout from glob- By the universal commemo-
al warming and climate change. ration of this day June 5 each
In addition to our low-lying year, we are reminded of the
landscape, being vulnerable to God-given responsibility we
sea level rise, we sit in the share to care for the environ-
Atlantic hurricane belt, perched ment in order to ensure its
in the path of more frequent health, not only to our own ben-
and severe hurricanes. efit, but that of generations to
Higher temperatures also come. It is my sincere hope that
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* By LLONELLA GILBERT
Bahamas Information
Services
THE Bain and Grants Town
Urban Renewal Centre, in con-
junction with Farm Road Urban
Renewal Centre, treated fathers
in the over-the-hill communi-
ties to a Father's Day luncheon
last Thursday.
The fathers were not only
treated to lunch but also
received gifts ranging from
radios, DVD players, tele-
phones, silk neckties and gift
baskets.
Bain and Grants Town
Urban Renewal Centre manag-
er Mary Jean Lightbourn
explained that there was a. two-
fold motivation for hosting the
fathers to a luncheon.
Ms Lighbourn said: "We
want them to become mentors
for our young men in the area,
and we also want them to be
role models for some of the
younger fathers in the commu-
nity."
The second motive was to get
more men to become part of
the Centre's senior citizen's
group.
Ms Lightbourn said the Bain
and Grants Town senior citi-
zen's group has 69 females and
only two males, so the plan is to
get the men interested in join-
ing.
But the event was not only
attended by men from Bain and


Grants Town or Farm Road.
She said the nine Urban
Renewal Centres throughout
New Providence were asked to
bring at least 10 fathers.
To pull off the luncheon,
sponsors were needed but they
were not in short supply.
According to the centre man-
ager, many businesses in the
community sponsored the
event.
Ms Lightbourn explained that
the morning of the event busi-
ness persons were still calling
to find out what they could con-
tribute.

Florists
Florist Jeffrey Thompson,
who was asked to contribute,
got 10 other florists to donate
flower arrangements.
During the lunch, co-ordina-
tor of Urban Renewal Liveable
Neighborhood Programme in
New Providence Ella Lewis told
fathers that when they are
absent in the home something is
missing.
Ms Lewis said urban renewal
is about the promotion of fam-
ilies and fathers will never be
forgotten or forsaken by the
programme.
"You are important to us and
we will do all we can to make
your lives more comfortable
and let you know we appreciate
and love you," she said.
Archdeacon I Ranfuly


Brown, rector and priest at St
Agnes Anglican. Church who
spoke at the event, said Father's
Day must be a bigger celebra-
tion than it is today.
"I still believe we need to
work on the celebration of
fatherhood," Father Brown
said. "Society has allowed such
an important role in the life of
creation to be.so downplayed
and so superficial.
"I am tired of the many ways
and tunes with which men of
our country are treated and
described."
He said many times when
man is labelled as a failure he is
really a failure of the society,
including the church.
"Despite the fact that some
of our men have fallen to the
vices of life it does not mean
that there are not women who
have not done the same thing,"
Father Brown said.
S"Therefore, if we are not
prepared to call women 'wut-
less' on Mother's Day, then we
need to stop calling our fathers
'wutless' on Father's Day,
because man cannot be 'wut-
less' by himself.
"Father's Day must be a big-
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N an attempt to score
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Paul Moss's and Fayne
Thompson's oppor-
Stunistic protest in condemna-
tion of the European Partner-
ship Agreement (two weeks
ago) by parading puppet-like,
unapprised straw vendors
throughout Rawson Square
appears to have been nothing
short of a discomfiting ruse.
Mr Moss, the political busy-
body and leader of the activist
group Bahamians Agitating for


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(BARF), appears 1
directed a disastrous
station centred on a
less affluent, rowdy p:
who appeared to be the
ignorant to the issues.
As I watched the si
ting, awkward ZNS
featuring these protc
cringed as one demo
after another suggest
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appreciative
extent, what the
EPA entails!"


segment beyond me).
esters,.I The so-called picket-line
nstrator appears to have been a
ted that, wretched handful of clueless
would be straw vendors, who seemed
-educate incapable of defending their
hat they opposition to the EPA though
ass while they repeatedly bellowed "no
,e eating EPA" and waved home-made
it means placards.
EPA is Oddly enough, while those
apparently uninformed straw
Vendors are expressing fears
about foreigners coming from
Europe to compete with them,
they are disregarding the Hait-
ian and Jamaican immigrants.
4 already operating in the
straw/flea market.
S The EPA, which is set to be
signed between the European
Union and the Bahamas/Cari-
forum countries, is an accord
which succeeds the Cotonou
Agreement that governed trade
S between the African Caribbean
Sand Pacific (ACP) countries
Sand the EU. It appears that the
EPA is designed to increase
access to markets and services.
Like many discerning
Bahamians, I am also question-
ing the extent to which the EPA
allows for European companies
to compete and the commercial
sectors that will be opened to
European competition.
To carry out a countrywide
mission to' inform Bahamiains"-
about the EPA, -Minister.of.
State for Finance Zhivargo
Laing must seek to effectively


engage the populace in a public
education programme/dialogue,
particularly to avoid further
misleading misinformed or
uninformed Bahamians. Even
today, the average Bahamian
can hardly discuss, to any appre-
ciable extent, what the EPA
entails!
On June 12 and 13, Mr Moss
and a BARF delegation were
scheduled to demonstrate
against this economic partner-
ship agreement in Trinidad and
Tobago. However, I'm won-
dering if he also took that group
of irate straw vendors on his
Caribbean expedition?

Bishop William
Thompson has
found his voice!

Although former Bahamas
Christian Council (BCC) presi-
dent Bishop William Thomp-
son's 'in-your-face' scorching of
National Security Minister
Tommy Turnquest bears some
merit, especially since the pre-
sentation of promised strategic
crime fighting is yet to appear,
why didn't he speak similarly
when serious crime was spi-
ralling out of control under the
PLP, and more specifically, for-
mer National Security Minister
Cynthia 'Mother' Pratt? Is this
an out-and-out case of political
favouritism?
While some of the Bishop's
charges are meritorious, his
recent speech at the National
Baptist Missionary and Educa-
tional Convention can be inter-
preted as a misuse of the pulpit,
a political staging ground.
i Dressed in his priestly garb,
Bishop Thompson seemed like
a disingenuous politico who was
sermonising and peddling a
politically biased speech which
would have been more forceful
had he taken the same stance
under the former government


instead of remaining conspicu-
ously mute in the face of dis-
tasteful scandals and allegations
of outright corruption. The
Bishop should also speak to the
growing number of morally
bankrupt, religious hawkers
being dragged before the courts
for "tiefin", rape, fraud and var-
ious other felonious acts.
Has Mr Thompson just
realized that serious crime has
increased or that legal immi-
grants and their Bahamas-born
children who apply and are
deserving of citizenship should
be naturalised?
Why hasn't the Bishop
addressed the indiscretions of
public officials, infidelity
between pastors and.parish-
ioners and the predatory
attempts of some pastors to
fleece congregants and exploit
their vulnerable, credulous
parishioners?
Frankly, the clergyman's pon-
tification suggests a degree of
hypocrisy and an indefensible
double standard since he was
tight-lipped as BCC president
when the PLP was in power.
Sadly, Bishop Thompson has
strayed from the impetus to
speak 'what thus says the Lord'
to delving in the political arena.
Instead of engaging in cock-
eyed political'posturing, lead-
ers in our society particular-
ly the church should employ
hands-on tactics in the fight to
reduce crime, poverty and oth-
er social ills through outreach
programmes and social initia-
tives, and assist in developing
better citizens.
When religious and civic
leaders send signals to an
impressionable society that they
are seemingly selective in
addressing social ills/issues
based upon political leanings,
their divisive actions lend to an
atmosphere of chaos.
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Bahamas Information
Services
THE College of the
Bahamas and the Ministry of
Education, Youth, Sports and
Culture conducted a pilot pro-
ject for 40 coaches and physi-
cal education teachers in the
public schools, including pri-
mary, junior and high schools.
A professional development
workshop focused on the the-
ory and practice of coaching
basketball and the art of injury
prevention, vice-president of
the outreach programme at
COB, Dr Pandora Johnson
told a press conference.
John Reynolds, head coach
of the Florida Tech women's
basketball programme and
local facilitator Edwurdo
Thompson, sports therapist
International Orthopaedic
Sports Therapy, facilitated the
workshop.
Should the pilot project
prove successful, Dr Johnson
said it will provide an excellent
medium through which the
college can make a positive
impact through the educa-
tional system.
She said: "Arguably, it is
our coaches and physical edu-
cation teachers who have a
tremendous opportunity to
hone the 'soft skills' in
extracurricular environments
which support that which we
do in our academic settings."
Dr Johnson also noted that
the college/university wishes
to establish a Professional
Development Institute for
Athletics Personnel that will
address the needs of coaches,
physical education teachers,
student athletes, statisticians,
referees and other sports
administrators.
President of the Bahamas
Basketball Federation
Lawrence Hepburn said the
federation, which is also a
partner in the venture, endors-
es the professional develop-
ment opportunity for coach-
es and .physical education
teachers.


Workshop focuses on theory and practice of

coaching basketball and injury prevention


Mr Hepburn said: "We are
particularly pleased to learn
of the involvement of physi-
cal education teachers and
coaches at the primary school
level, as we believe that it is at
this level where young play-
ers learn the fundamentals of
the game so critical to the
development of basketball in
general and to our national
programmes in particular."
He said the federation is
also pleased that the col-
lege/university intends to
attach continuing education
units upon the completion of
the workshop.
He added 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 an Internation-
al Basketball Federation
(FIBA) coaching certification,
the level of which will be con-
firmed once reviewed and
approved by FIBA.
"What I can confirm," Mr
Hepburn said, "even in the
absence of this review, it is
clear that the topics to be cov-
ered meet at the very mini-
mum Level I designation, and
cover some of the topics
required by Level II."
The modules for the work-
shop included fundamentals
of coaching basketball, offen-
sive and defensive fundamen-
tals of basketball and the art
of injury prevention.
Explaining his coaching
technique, Coach Reynolds
said: "I can guarantee that the
coaches that attend in the 10
hours I instruct will not only
meet the standard that you
have, but they will probably
need the physical therapists
for the ice they will be using
on their bodies."
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son, explained it has always
been his dream to help coach-
es and athletes enhance their


performance, prevent injuries
and maintain a consistent lev-
el of performance.
He said: "I thank COB for
allowing us to have this plat-
form and to be an influence
to our young coaches, athletes
and also to instructors.
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mation out there; there are a
lot of new technologies out
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migrants, are on the list of "pri-
ority" national security issues
facing the Bahamas.
He said the "serious situa-
tion" of crime and criminality
in the Bahamas, engendered in
part, by transnational crime, is
the over-riding concern of the
government and the people of
the Bahamas alike.

Statistics


Mr Turnquest said that while
the country remains in a "spi-
ral" of crime and criminality,
early the statistics for January 1
through June 10, 2008, are
"instructive."
The national security minister
said that while the number of
house break-ins (1,318 as com-
pared to 1,134 in 2007); shop
break-ins (682 as compared to
648 in 2007), stolen vehicles
(522 in 2008 compared to 433
in 2007) and rapes (60 in 2008
compared to 55 in 2007) rose,
there were decreases in the
murder rate, cases of
manslaughter and armed rob-
beries.
He said that up to June 10,
2008,32 murders had been com-
mitted in The Bahamas, com-
pared to 35 for the same time-
frame in 2007.
", Drug trafficking, arguments,
revenge killings and domestic
violence continued to impact
the murder rate while illegal
guns continued to be the
nolds weapon of choice.
Mr Turnquest said that no


cases of manslaughter
were reported for the year
2008 as compared to three for
2007.
He said armed robberies also
decreased from 365 to 344
for the same time period of
2007.
"It would be unhelpful at this
stage to speculate from these
figures what our crime statistics
would be by the end of 2008,"
Mr Turnquest said.
"Let me assure the Bahamian
public, however, that the gov-
ernment is working assiduously
to combat crime and criminali-
ty in our communities and in
our country in a.determined
effort to halt and reverse dis-
turbing crime trends."
Mr Turnquest told MPs that
to combat crime and criminali-
ty in the Bahamas, the govern-
ment, in general, and the Min-
istry of National Security, in
particular, had approached and
will continue to approach the
national security issues of the
Bahamas "from the broadest
perspective" to bring resolution
to the problem.
The 'minister said law
enforcement and security agen-
cies such as the Royal Bahamas
Police and Defence Forces, the
Department of Immigration
*and Her Majesty's Prison, in
addition to the Parliamentary
Registration Department, have
been incorporated into a single
portfolio to accomplish such an
objective.
"While each agency imple-
ments its own mandate, the
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permits greater cohesion and
co-operation among agencies
and improves the response to,
and management of, national
security issues," Mr Turnquest
said.
"The advantages of this
approach are self-evident.
"For example, the Defence
Force is working closely with
the Department of Immigration
in apprehending migrants at sea
and in providing security for the
Carmichael Road Detention
Centre.
"With both the Commander,
Defence Force, and the Direc-
tor of Immigration interacting
under the umbrella of the Min-
istry of National Security, deci-
sion-making in these cross-cut-
ting matters is decidedly more
organised and coherent," Mr
Turnquest added.
Mr Turnquest said other
examples of continuing co-oper-
ation under the umbrella of the
Ministry of National Security
includes that between the
Defence Force and the police
which has resulted in the appre-
hension of persons involved in
transnational crime at sea.

Co-operation
He said co-operation between
law enforcement agencies and
the ministry's National Anti-,
Drug Secretariat had led to a
more accurate assessment of the
"drug problem" ,in The
Bahamas, thereby allowing for
more effective policymaking
and reporting to meet the.
Bahamas' international obliga-
tions in drug control.
Mr Turnquest said: "This co-
operative and collaborative
approach to national security.,
yielded significant results during
the 2007/2008 budget year.
"If we measure the perfor-
mance of the Ministry of,
National Security and its agen-
cies over the course of the
financial year 2007/2008 by any
yardstick, we must conclude;
that it was a year in which we
moved forward decisively to
accomplish the people's busi-,
ness," Mr Turnquest said.
"What we accomplished was i
not by good fortune; it was not
by coincidence; it was not by
chance.
"It was by deliberate policy
and action taken by this gov-
ernment," Mr Turnquest added.


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with the sounds of Pliers, one
half of Jamaica's dynamic duo,
"Chacka Demus and Pliers".
Rita Marley, proprietor of
the resort and widow of leg-
endary singer Bob Marley,
was on hand to celebrate with
staff and invited guests dur-
ing the holiday concert.
"It was wonderful. Big Up
Nassau. I love it," she said of
the event. She was seen danc-
ing along with staff of the
resort.
Pliers, proud of his
Jamaican roots and the legacy
of Bob Marley, promises to
recommend the resort to
everyone that he comes in
contact with.
"I love the setting; it is very
beautiful. The rooms are very
nice, but I did not expect any-
thing less. I know Mrs (Rita)
Marley very well. She is a



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along with international recording
artist Pliers, of the dynamic
Jamaican duo, "Chaka Demus
and Pliers".
wonder; his career in music
has been long, with numerous
hit singles and records under
his belt,
"We [the group Chacka
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that Chris Blackwell signed
after Bob Marley. 'Murder
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Pliers promises to return to
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two talented brothers Span-
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for the official opening of the
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Reviewing the Proposed National Budget
For the Benefit of Ordinary Bahamians
The, Proposed 2008/2009 National Budget Is the proposed new
national budget the best budget ever, "a day late and a dollar short",
or something in between?

We Need to Have Some Questions Answered...
What will it mean for the future of tourism, education, financial services,
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Anglican split may he 'inevitable' after wedding of gay priests


FROM page one
The couple reportedly met and fell in love
while working together at St Bart's Hospital in
London.
This first ceremony to held for a homosexual
couple in an Anglican Church was conducted in
defiance of the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr
Rowan Williams, who has banned all same-sex
unions.
News of the wedding comes just weeks before
Anglican bishops prepare to attend the Lambeth
Conference in Canterbury, England, next month.
In an earlier interview with The Tribune, Arch-
bishop Gomez said that while he believes that
the issue of homosexuality and same-sex unions
will be one of contentious debate during this
year's conference, he is praying that it will not
lead to a split in the church.
However, the Archbishop admitted that he


does not believe it likely that the Anglican Church
will exist in its current form beyond 2008.
Archbishop Gomez has repeatedly stated his
belief that homosexual relationships are against
God's will.
This weekend the Bishop of London, Rev
Richard Charles, ordered an inquiry into the mat-
ter and the priest who officiated the ceremony,
Rev Martin Dudley.
According to international media reports, one
of the grooms, Rev Dr Lord who was ordained
at Waikato Cathedral Church in New Zealand last
year in a joint statement with the Bishop of
Waikato yesterday said that he "felt it appropri-
ate to lay down his clergy licence."
Tension between different factions within the
Anglican Church first reached boiling point in
2004, after the US's Episcopal Church allowed the
consecration of the openly gay Bishop Gene
Robinson of the Diocese of New Hampshire.


FROM page one
munity may have escalated and
led to Niolence.
Joel became the country's
30th murder victim of the year
when he was stabbed to death
near Solomon's Super Centre
on May 31.
A juvenile male was charged
in Magistrate's Court last week
with his murder.
Joel is believed to ha\e been
the younger brother of the
leenager shot by police in 2005
leading up to the Nassau Vil-
lage riot.


The riots sparked when a
Haitian woman was hit by a car
and an angry crowd gathered
in pursuit of the driver -
involved an altercation between
police officers and a Mr Simeus.
Mr Simeus' daughter
Guyanne approached the offi-
cers and reprimanded them for
the way they spoke to her
father. She claimed she was hit
with the butt of a gun.
Then her brother, Wilson
Simeus, made an attempt to get
closer to his sister andwas shot
in the face as he held his two-
year-old son in his arms.


Four escape from Detention Centre


OM page one
ian Galiano Lopez.
one with information about the escapees
d to contact the nearest police station or
lice control room at 322-3333.
larch. The Tribune received reports of a
er escape at the Detention Centre when
an was alleged to have escaped from an
ration bus.
SrepflnS,4R 4 t4M -04our months after
a.bm;tii2;Larlded on November
7, wh i'-l if1is risked their lives


during a night-time escape.
During that incident, the detainees were said
to have scaled both chain-linked and barbed
wired fences surrounding the centre. It is
thought these men may have sustained injuries.
However, no-one was recaptured.
SBefore that, six Cubans escaped the centre on
August 21, 2007. Unlike previous breakouts,
the public and press were not notified about the
escape until four days later.
In total last year, the Detention Centre expe-
riericed two separate breakouts, with nine
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While the head may have
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possible that the body had
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for so long that the elements,
and possibly stray dogs and
other animals, may have
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Shuttle Discovery crew glad to be back


Successful expansion --


job at international -


space station





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C"
nSPACE SHUITLE DISCOVERY lands at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Flaa, Saturday, June14, 2008, capping a successful expansion
job at the international space station, now more spacious and robust thanks to a new billion-dollar science lab.




















Two hours later, all the astronauts including Garrett Reisman, G LoBa D
.

ASTRONAUT shook haREN NYBER answers questions at a news confer-
ence after a 14 day mission to the International Space Station, at
Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, June 14,
2008.
a By MARCIA DUNN
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida
Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven returned to Earth
on Saturday and capped a successful expansion job at the interna-
tional space station, more spacious and robust thanks to anew bil-space
lion-dollar science lab, according to the Associated Press.hop, and
The shuttle descended through a few puffy clouds and landed ato fix
11:15 a.m., under the control of commander Mark Kelly.
Two hours later, all tgohe astronauts including Garrett Reiswho an,took The
looking remarkably fresh and fit after 95 days in space walked
out, shook hands with NASA's senior managers and admired the a
ship that safely brought them home. Reisman enjoyed feeling the
sunshine again" and "doll face."
"It's great to be here on the runway in sunny Florida," Keveledy said.
"It was really an exciting mission."
Discovery's flight spanned 14 days, 217 orbits and 5.7 million
miles, and was described by NASA as being about as smooth as it the
Kelly and his crew accomplished everything they set out to do in









"looking really like a space station," with the Discovery crew's help.
orbit. They delivered and installed Japan's Kibo lab, now the space to
station's biggest room and most sophisticated science workshop, and 5,300





bricks flewopped off tha new pumpe trench when Discovery board ussted awayto fix
their toilet.
The space station also got a new American resident who tookhe under-
Reisman's place. PC9QI rn nC
Reisman's wife, Simone Francis, was waiting for him apothe
Kennedy Space Center. Over the past week, Reisman had described
in quite romantic terms how mch he missed her, calling her "my ft
favorite Earthling" and "doll face."escope.
NASA's associate administrator, Christopher Scolese, reveled in ,,
the "outstanding" successes of the past month: landing a spacecraft "-' Pr4 a
on Mars and scooping up dirt, and seeing the space station grow and
The space agency also launched a telescope into orbit last week to f
Although the mission itself unfolded almost flawlessly, Discov-
ery left behind a battered launch pad on May 31. Some 5,300
bricks flew off the flame trench when Discovery blasted away,



time for the next shuttle flight in October, by Atlantis to the Hub-
ble Space Telescope.
The next time a shuttle flies to the space station, now three-
quarters complete, isn't until November. That's because NASA
needs to have a shuttle ready to rush to Atlantis' aid in case of seri-
ous damage to its thermal shielding. Atlantis' astronauts will not be
able to get from Hubble to the space station for shelter.
NASA had no such rescue plan in place when Columbia took off
in 2003 on a solo-flying research mission. In any event,o mission man-
agers had no idea Columbia's left wing was severely damaged at
liftoff, and the shuttle shattered during re-entry. All seven on
board were killed.
Shades of Coolumbia briefly surfaced Friday when Discovery's
astronauts spotted something floating away from their spaceship.
It turned out to be a little metal clip that broke off the rudder, and
engineers ascertained within just four hours that its absence posed
no danger for Discovery's re-entry.
The three ti space station residents watched Discovery's smooth
landing on live TV transmitted from Mission Control. Astronaut
Gregory Chamitoff, who's just starting a six-month mission, called
it "an awesome sight."
"Before you know it, you'll be catching your own ride home,"
Mission Control said.
Ten shuttle flights remain before the fleet is retired in 2010, all but
one to the space station.
Launch director Mike Leinbach said he's encouraging his team
to take time off this summer, since there are no flights, and rest up
for a busy fall. The shuttle work force finds itself in the unusual posi-
tion of scheduling summer vacations and actually being able to take
them on time, he said.
"It's a good feeling for us," Leinbach said, smiling.


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Reisman and Mike Fossum and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ..
astronaut Akihiko Hoshide answer questions at a news conference, after ,A -k.i.
a 14 day mission to the International Space Station, at Kennedy Space Cen-
ter in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, June 14, 2008. Reisman returned after W'., - E V
95 days on the space station. -,. .


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Crews search for missing



in Japan's 7.2 earthquake


RESCUE WORKERS, right, surround a body they retrieved from a two-storey hot spa inn, left, which was
destroyed by a landslide triggered by Saturday's earthquake in Kurihara, Miyagi prefecture (state), north-
ern Japan, Sunday June 15, 2008.


POLICE OFFICERS search for missing persons at a place where a landslide was triggered by Saturday's pow-
erful earthquake at Kurihara, northern Japan, on Sunday June 15, 2008. Soldiers fighting through a torrent
of mud and rocks dug out three bodies at a hotspring Sunday, bringing the death toll from a magnitude
7.2-earthquake that hit the mountains of northern Japan to at least nine, with more than 200 injured.
..... .... ... ---- -- - -- -


* By ERIC TALMADGE
KURIHARA, Japan
Rescue teams using shovels
and buckets tried Sunday to dig
their way to seven people
believed trapped in a landslide
at a hot springs resort after a
deadly earthquake pounded the
mountains of northern Japan,
killing at least six and injuring
more than 200.
The fire department squads
worked as military helicopters
buzzed overhead and frequent
aftershocks posed the threat of
the ground collapsing under
their feet.
Saturday's 7.2-magnitude,
quake triggered several major
landslides, blocking roads and
stranding bathers at the
Komanoyu hot spring resort,
which is located in a heavily
forested mountainous area out-
side the small city of Kurihara.
Crews searching for the miss-
ing had to hike mountain trails
and dig their way to the worst-
hit areas.
"It was the worst quake I
have ever felt," said Rinji Sato,
whose grocery store in this town
near the epicenter was a mess of
shattered bottles and food
thrown from shelves. "We were
just lucky this didn't hit a big
city." Search teams have
already recovered the bodies-of


six dead, but believe at least
nine more may be missing.
News reports put the number
of injured at about 260.
Emperor Akihito, in an
address at a tree-planting cere-
mony in nearby Akita prefec-
ture, expressed sympathy Sun-
day for those affected by the
quake. "I hope the missing peo-
ple are rescued promptly," he
said. "I hope peace will return
to people's lives as soon as pos-
sible."
Sato described the temblor
as a sharp vertical jolt followed
by a powerful sideways sway-
ing. "It was impossible to stay
on your feet," he said.
STohoku University geologist
Motoki Kazama said the area
was especially vulnerable to
landslides because it is of vol-
canic origin, and contains a
large amount of loose ash.
Some of the landslides contin-
ued off of the sides of the hills
for several hundred feet, he'
said.
"With a quake of this magni-
tude, it isn't surprising that
there was this amount of land
movement," he said.
The government responded
quickly, mobilizing troops,
police and fire department res-
cue teams to find and care for
the injured and to recover the
dead. "Our most important task


is to save as many lives a: pos-
sible, and we are doing the best
we can," Prime Minister Yasuo
Fukuda said.
.Access, however, was a major
obstacle. The quake followed
by more than 200 aftershocks
- buckledroads, including one
highway that was severed when
a stretch of land Collapsed, turn-
ing it into a sudden drop-off.
Train service, water and elec-
tricity, which had been cut, was
restored to most areas on Sun-
day. About 2,800 homes in
Kurihara city.were still without
power, however.
More than 200 people -
many of them near the hot
springs --remained stranded
Sunday, and were being slowly
flown out by helicopter.
"We're getting growing
reports of damage, but we can't
even get out there to assess the
situation with roads closed off
because of landslides," said city
official Norio Sato in Kurihara,
one of the worst-hit cities in
northern Miyagi prefecture
(state). At a nuclear power
plant in Fukushima, about 60
miles away, the jolt splashed a
small amount of radioactive
water from two pools storing
spent fuel. Trade and Industry
Ministry official Yoshinori
Moriyama said there was no
leakage outside the plant.


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Government to pay $0.5m




for resort oil spill clean-up


* By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Business-Reporter
The government and
Baha Mar will have to
pay additional money
for the clean-up process
of an oil spill at the site
of the former Radisson Laundry site,
Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symon-
ette told members of the House of
Assembly during the 2008/2009 bud-
get debate.
According to Mr Symonette, Baha
Mar had assumed responsibility from
the hotel corporation' for the balance
of the oilspill clean-up at the site,


which occurred
both before and
since the sale of
the property.
Mr Symonette
explained that
the government
had by way of
contingency
warrant allocat-
ed $5.16 million
in 2006 for the
remediation
exercises. He
said that, to
date, $3,439,514.01 had been spent,
but the costs to complete the exer-


cise were likely to significantly exceed
$5 million. Therefore, he said that
government will pay an additional
$500,000 and Baha Mar will pay the
remainder of the costs.
Mr Symonette also explained that,
as it relates to the Baha Marldevel-
opment, the aspect of the sales agree-
ment for conveyance of the Hobby
Horse parcel, the Wyndham parcel
and the British American Bank parcel
remain pending, and are subject to
the fulfilment of certain conditions
of its financing and procurement of
world-class equity hotel and casino
partners as set out in the heads of
agreement dated April 6,2005.


He also explained that the compa-
ny had been granted a further exten-
sion from March,,2009.
Other notable changes in the Baha
Mar supplemental heads of agree-
ment: governnient will retain the
Development Bank and Gaming
Board premises, Baha Mar will pay
the cost of the new BEC sub-station
and, when completed, the hotel will
convey at no cost way leave parcel to
Baha Mar, Mr Symonette explained.
"The corporation is very actively
pursuing the privatization and dispo-
sition of its remaining properties in
Andros and Eleuthera. Towards this
end, negotiations with several


investors are at an advanced stage,"
he also said.
The Lighthouse Yacht Club in
Andros has deteriorated to such an
extent that a large capital expendi-
ture would be required to complete-
ly repair and refurbish it and Mr
Symonette said its continued operat-
ing losses cannot be sustained by the
Hotel Corporation.
Therefore he noted that the gov-,
ernment will place a priority on secur-
ing a substantial purchaser to rede-
velop the property into a viable cul-
tural tourism project which could sig-
nificantly impact the economy of Cen-
tral Andros.


Hospital's net


income for Ql


was $0.98m


compared to


$1.3m last year


SBy CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Business Reporter
DOCTORS Hospital report-
ed that net income for the first
quarter of 2008 was $0.98 mil-
lion compared to $1.3 million
collected last year, the compa-
ny's chairman saying that the
results are evidence of the high
cost of doing business in this
uncertain economic time.
The company further report-
ed that there was an increase in
self -pay patients, which includ-
ed indigent patients who were
treated at the hospital, and
uninsured or underinsured
patients for the period and not-
ed that because of the current
unstable economic environ-
ment it has been more difficult
to collect froti patients.
In his report to sharehold-
ers, Joseph Krukowski said
earnings per share were ten
cents, a decrease from the 13


cents for the comparable peri-
od last year.
"Total revenues were $10.8
million compared to $10.5 mil-
lion in the previous year. Net
income for the period was
$0.98 million compared to $1.3
million last year. The first
quarter of fiscal 2009 has evi-.
denced the high cost of doing
business in this uncertain eco-
nomic time as health care costs
continue to rise."
Mr Krukowski indicated that
the hospital's total expenses
rose by 7.3 per cent to $0.7 mil-
lion with salaries and benefits
accounting for 47 per cent of
the cost. .
He said that contributing
factors included cost of living
increases, health insurance pre-
mium increases and successful
recruitment of filling needed
nursing vaccines.
He also noted that bad debt
SEE next page


DPM: 5,382

e-passports

have been

issued since

June 8

* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Business Reporter
DEPUTY Prime Minister
Brent Symonette told MPs
that, to date, 5,382 e-passports
have been issued as of June 8,
2008.
During the budget debate,
Mr Symonette said the pilot
SEE page 4B


Bank to pay dividend of five cents per share


COMMONWEALTH Bank has
announced it will pay a quarterly divi-
dend of $.05 per.share on June 30 to
shareholders of record as of June 13.
It will be the second regular quarterly
dividend in 2008 paid to some 6,000
shareholders in addition to an extraor-
dinary dividend paid in April, a com-
bined total of $0.16 per share since
December 31.
"Commonwealth Bank is the largest
public company traded on the Bahamas
International Securities Exchange,
accounting for more than $9 million
worth of equities traded on the exchange.
in 2007"or 32 per cent of the value of all
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trades," said chairman T B
Donaldson. "There is a good
reason for such strong demand.
When the bank is successful,
we share that success with bur
shareholders. They are the
owners. They are the benefi-
ciaries who reap the rewards."
Those shareholders fared
well in fiscal 2007. Return on
shareholders' equity for the


year January 1 to December
31 topped 38 per cent and
earnings per share were $0.43,
up 23 per cent over 2006 par-
alleling the increase in net
income.
At its annual meeting in
May, the bank reported its
11th consecutive year of record
profits with assets at $1.179 bil-
lion as of December 31 and
$1.25 billion at the AGM date
of May 21.


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BIE Bank & Trust Bahamas Ltd.
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.
Duties:
* Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the H.R.
Department;
* 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;
Skills:
* 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
experience.
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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Hospital's net income
for Q1 was $0.98m
compared to
$1.3 lastyear

FROM page 1B
expense is 45 per cent of the
increase due in part to an
increase of self pay patients in
the first quarter and utility
expenses accounted for seven
per cent of the increase.
The chairman further report-
ed that days revenue in
accounts receivable fell to 47.3
days, the lowest in history, as
compared to 67.8 in the same
period of fiscal 2008.
"Cash collection, is up by
$2.1 million...we are pleased to
report that our cash position
allowed the company to pay
down $2 million in long-term
debt as well as a $0.02 dividend
to our shareholders based on
year end results."
On the capital expenditure
side, Mr Krukowski said the
company spent $1.6 million on
a Phillips Achieva MRI scan-
ner.
"With the acquisition of the
new MRI machine, the hospi-
tal's MRI centre currently
located on Christie Street will
be housed inside the hospital,
making it more convenient for
patients and relatives. It also
made significant improvements
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position:

Commerical Assisant

Assit with promoting all trade events locally and in the U.S.

Maintains all commercial subject files, including newspaper clipping files, US
company database, and investments database
*
Drafts and distribute commercial newsletter and maintains database of
Econ-Commercial contacts.

Assists with research for major reports including the Counrty Commercial Guide,
the Investment Climate Report, and other special reports.

This position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

- Associates Degree in Business Management, Economics or Finance
Three years job expereince in economic research, business
management, marketing, investment, trade promotion or other related
business expereince

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

- Some knowledge of the business climate and rules for doing business in
The Bahamas
- Good organizational and computer skills, particularly word-processing and
excell.
- Good writing skills

BENEFITS PROVIDED INCLUDE:

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

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

Application forms are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday through
Friday at the security area of the American Embassy, Queen Street. Completed
applications should be returned to the United States Embassy: addressed to the
Human Resources Office no later than, June 24, 2008. Telephone calls will not
be accepted.
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THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2008, PAGE 3B


Minister to be keynote speaker




at World Religious Travel Expo


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Business Reporter
MINISTER of Tourism
Neko Grant is expected to be
one of the keynote speakers at
the World Religious Travel
Expo 2008 in Orlando, Florida,
this fall and will highlight the
ministry's effort to fully devel-
op this sector.
He will also discuss the
growth and diversity of today's


faith and tourism industry.
Mr Grant was selected
because the Bahamas has
developed itself into the top
destination for this vast and
lucrative market, serving as an
ideal getaway for faith-based
events, meetings, cruises, mis-
sionary travel, leisure vaca-
tions, and much more, organ-
isers said.
"Mr Grant oversees one of
the wdrld's most proactive
tourist offices involved in faith


tourism. The Bahamas has the
distinction of being one of the
few countries in the world with
a fully-dedicated religious trav-
el department, led by director
Linville J. Johnson," they
added.
Maurice Zarmati, president
and CEO of Costa Cruise
Lines, will be the other
keynote speaker. That compa-
ny represents one of the
newest and most popular vaca-
tion choices of today's faith-
based consumer...cruising.
Today, hundreds of churches
and religious organizations
embark each year on cruises
to the Caribbean, Alaska and
the Mediterranean, among
other places.
"As this fall's Expo will
serve as a pivotal moment in
shaping new leaders in faith
tourism, we are honoured with
the confirmation of these dis-
tinguished individuals as
keynote speakers. Both repre-
sent different facets in the 'new
era' of faith tourism," said
Kevin J. Wright, president of
the World Religious Travel
Association.
The World Religious Travel
Expo serves as the most impor-


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The World Religious Travel
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WRTA exists to bring the
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,E.NOTI[CEI


Notice is hereby given that the Twenty-eigth (28th) An-
nual General Meeting of THE PUBLIC.WORKERS'
CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LIMITED will
be held at The British Colonial Hilton Hotel, West Bay
Street, on Friday, July 4, 2008 commencing at 6:30 p.m.
for the following purposes:

* To receive the report of The Board of Directors.
* To receive the Audited Accounts for 2007
* To elect members of The Board of Directors, and
Supervisory Committee
* To discuss and approve the budget for 2009.

All eligible members wishing to run for a position on the
Board of Directors or Supervisory Commitee are asked to
submit their names to any of the Credit Union's Offices
in Nassau or Freeport, no later than Friday, June 27, 2008
by 4:00 p.m.

All members are urged to attend, and
refreshments will be served!


(IEnlD^DuDT [m n g lOnlonff^tD
Employment Opportunity
Position Available
Engineer Manager
A leading hotel invites qualified persons in the above
mentioned field to apply for the position of Engineer
Manager.
The successful candidate must possess the following:
* A minimum of 5 years experience as a Supervisor in the
Engineering Department
* Must be proficient in Preventative Maintenance
Programs
* Must possess a proven record of Team Leadership
skills, amd able to work with little or no supervision.
* Must possess strong interpersonal, communication,
problem solving and customer service skills
* Must possess knowledge of Electrical & Mechanical
Systems i.e. HVAC, Plumbing & Heating
* Must possess basic Administrative skills with some
knowledge of Microsoft Excel
* Must be able to work long and flexible hours
Applicants with supporting documents also including a
clean Police Certificate should be sent to the address
below.
Competitive salary and benefits package are
commensurate with experience.
Applicants for Engineering Manager,
DA 64086, c/o The Tribune,
PO Box N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas


Financial Intelligence Unit

DOCUMENT IMAGING CLERK

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Document
Imaging Clerk at the Financial Intelligence Unit (the "FIU").

TOB SUMMARY:
The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and executing the
daily processes of prepping, scanning, indexing and verifying documents, managing
and maintaining high volume scanners and adhering to deadlines assigned by
management.

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES:
The successful applicant must have:
S Strong Data Entry and keyboarding skills;
* A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Power
Point etc.);
Pay attention to details, and takes pride in their work;
S Good interpersonal skills;
S Ability to effectively work individually or in a team environment;
S Competence in performing multiple functional tasks;
S Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Responsible for retrieving files and returning them for filing;
* Assemble and prepare documents for imaging;
* Scanning and indexing of documents for up to eight hours a day;
* Review imaged documents as a quality control measure to ensure
acceptable image was captured;
* Independently operate scanning hardware;
S Maintain all logs and reporting documentation;
S Adhere to organizational procedures and guidelines;
* Perform other tasks as assigned by manager.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
S Minimum requirement: An Associate Degree from an accredited tertiary
institution;


* Related experience is preferred but not required.

Interested persons should submit their applications and
with the relevant certificates by 27"h June 2008 to:


resumes in writing along


Anthony M. Johnson
Director
Financial Intelligence Unit
P.O. Box SB 50086
Frederick Street
Nassau, Bahamas


Betty K. Agencies Ltd.

To Our Valued Customer


We have now re-opened our Nassau office and

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Representative for further information


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DPM: 5,382 e-passports have been issued


FROM page 1B



stage of the passport pro-
gramme is providing the


opportunity to work through
the irregularities and correct
them in conjunction with
Indusa Global and its affiliates.
Mr Symonette also report-
ed that technical difficulties
have prevented the issuance of


certificates of identify for non -
Bahamians under the new sys-
tem. However, he said that
action is being taken to rectify
the situation in a timely man-
ner.
"We are looking at produc-


GOLF 4 OCEAN CLUB

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas


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


Sous Chef

Key Responsibilities

V Required to skillfully prepare international cuisine.
V Assist in ordering food supplies and kitchen equipment as needed.
/ Will be required to oversee majority of cooking and methods of food
preparation.
V Along with the Executive Chef, instruct kitchen employees in the finer
points of cooking.
/ Assist in planning meals; making of menus, and assigning prices.
Assist in butchering and/or prepares meats and poultry for cooking.

Qualifications

V High School diploma or equivalent
/ Culinary degree from approved school or completion of an approved
apprentice program is preferred
V 5 to 10 years in different supervisory positions in the kitchens including
sous chef and/or chef d' cuisine position.
V Previous experience in a hotel or private club preferred.
V Highly skilled cooking ability in all areas of kitchen including the ability to
prepare various ethnic cuisines.
V Experience working in multiple operations preferred.
V A minimum of two years international experience an asset.
/ Experience in opening a property a plus

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

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume
to the attention of the Director of HR & Training, hr().bakersbvclub.com or by fax
at 242-367-0804.

"Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamasl"


ing some 270,000 to 300,000 e-
passports alone with a staffing
complement of 45. We are also
looking at a complex techni-
cally-driven process plagued
by equipment breakdowns,
and uneven or snail's pace
connectivity. We also have to
contend with the cultural
uniqueness of our people," Mr
Symonette said.
He explained that the Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs is com-
mitted to ensuring the suc-
cessfulness of the project.
"All solutions, whether they
be training, adjusted longer
hours, a shift system, a cus-
tomer service crash course
must depart from the acknowl-
edgment that we are in part-
nership with you, the public."
He also reported that for the
year to date 6,693 visas were
issued, 2,826 in Miami, 357 in
Cuba, 65 in Ottawa, 322 in


London, 758 in Washington
and 886 in Nassau. He said the
consular division is gradually
going through a restructuring
process.
Mr Symonette said that, as it
relates to the Schengen visa
negotiations, a particular con-
cern for Bahamian business
persons, indications remain
positive for a successful out-
come.
"The approval of the Euro-
pean Commission's recom-
mended short stay visa agree-
ments was given by the council
of the European Union at their
meeting of the Justices and
Home Affairs Council from
June 5-6, 2008."
He said the Bahamas High
Commission in London had
been invited to an opening
round of negotiations in Brus-
sels on July 4, where it will
receive a draft of the proposed


visa agreement prior to the
stated meeting.


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Can LION FISH be

our next fishery

resource?


Wednesday, June 25
at 7:00pm
The Retreat, Village Road

For more information call 393-1317

Public meeting will feature a presentation on the
Natural History of the Lionfish presented by
Lakeshia Anderson,
Department of Marine Resources.
The presentation will be followed by
a hands-on demonstration by
Bahamian lawyer, conservationist and fisherman
Alexander Maillis II,
who will teach you how to cook and clean
LION FISH, a delicacy in the Asian kitchen.


Come
prepared to be
surprised.
This lecture Is
sponsored by the
BNT and the
Department of
Marine
Resources


WlA: C.. O us B M -


Vacancy for
Sr. Area Director, Development & Construction

SA minimum of twenty (20) years experience in the Construction industry with specific documented
experience in project and/or construction management.
* A minimum of ten (10) years experience leading project teams on multiple projects in remote,
international locations with single-point accountability for capital budgets and schedules.
* Professional degree in technical field from an accredited university
* Strong leadership, management, and communication skills providing the ability to work in a
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* Lead and coordinate resources to achieve complete technically acceptable design and contract
documents within Design Guides, Construction Operations Manual, project scope, schedule, and
cost.
* Computer literacy on Microsoft Office products, Primavera P3 or Suretrak (or other scheduling)
and, Primavera Expedition (or other Project Management) software applications.
* Ability to reside full-time in Abaco for the full duration of the project.


Please send resume to the attention of:


Director of Human Resources
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
P.O. Box AB-20571
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Bahamas
OR
Email: humanresources@theabacoclub.com


Media Company seeks young persons

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The Financial Voice set to S




hold its first town meeting


"The Financial Voice"
(TFV) will hold its first town
meeting at the Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort on Wednesday,
June 18, at 8pm with a non-
partisan review of the pro-
posed 2008/2009 budget as its
first.subject for discussion.
Noted "You and Your Mon-
ey" television show host, Jef-
frey Lloyd, will host the pro-
gramme.
Organisers'consider a pub-
lic review of the budget to be
an appropriate and exciting
topic as the government's sub-
mission has been touted by
many as the most visionary
budget in recent times while
others are criticising it as being
"a day late and a dollar short."
Panelists for the evening will
include chartered accountant
and president of Colina Gen-
eral Lynden Nairn; president
of CFAL Anthony Ferguson;
Frank Comito, executive vice-
president of The Bahamas


Hotel Association; economist
Rupert Pinder; Eric Carey,
executive director of The
Bahamas National Trust, and
president of The Bahamas
Real Estate Association,
William Wong, and president
of Providence Advisors, Ken-
wood Kerr.
Address
They will address the poten-
tial impact of the new budget
on such areas of the economy
as tourism and hospitality,
financial services, the environ-
ment and consumer issues.
This new community service
initiative is a production of The
Counsellors Ltd., sponsored in
part by CFAL, Baha Mar
Resorts, KPMG and Sun Oil
Limited.
The objectives of The Finan-
cial Voice are generally to
stimulate dialogue with and
among members of the gener-


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economy, to have financial
issues placed in perspective by
the brightest minds in the rel-
evant areas.
The purpose of the pro-
gramme is to explain the impli-
cations and potential impact
of such issues on the lives of
Bahamians of all walks of life
and economic engagement.
Government officials have
said that the proposed new
budget is particularly geared
towards providing relief and
assistance to low-income
Bahamians and those continu-
ing to be adversely affected by
the rising cost of living in the
country. Others have
expressed the view that the
benefits being promoted are
just a transference of govern-
ment funds.
The tax breaks, according to
officials, will include new ben-
efits for homeowners, conces-
sions relating to Nassau and
Family Island development,
increases in allocations for the
police and social services,
stamp tax elimination on
imported food items, as well
as pay rises for public officers,
among other critical issues.
Next Wednesday's TFV pro-
gramme will be the first in a
series of presentations dealing
specifically with economic
issues affecting Bahamians and
their Caribbean neigbours.


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The payment of Long-Term Benefits and Assistance in New Providence for June 2008 will
be made as follows:

i) On Tuesday, June 17, 2008, for pensioners whose funds are deposited to their bank
accounts; and

ii) Beginning Thursday., June 19, 2008 at the Board's Fox Hill, Wulff Road and Jumbey
Village Local Offices. Cheques may be collected from these offices between the hours
of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Pensioners and/or their representatives are required to produce proper identification in
order to collect their cheques.

Acceptable forms of identification for Pensioners are the National Insurance Registration
Card, together with any one of the following:
1. A Passport;
2. A Voter's Card; or
3. Any other document which establishes, conclusively, the identity of the claimant.

Where the Pensioner is sending a Representative to collect his/her cheque, the Repre-
sentative should present an Authorization Form, completed by the Pensioner, or a letter
from the Pensioner authorizing the Board'to release his/her cheque. Additionally, the
Representative should present any one of the above-listed items to identify himself/her-
self. Cheques will not be released to Representatives who fail to provide satisfactory iden-
tifying documents.

Please Note:' Pensioners born in June and December are now due for Verification.
Failure to be verified on-time, will result in the suspension of payments.

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HEALTH PROMOTION WEEK

FITNESS RUN,WALK, PUSH
ENTRY FORM
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2008
Time: 6:00 a.m.
Route: at the steps of the Main Entrance to the Central Bank, north on
Frederick Street, West on Bay Street to Goodman's Bay.
Entry Fee: (FREE)
Entry Deadline: Friday, June 27'h, 2008 AT 12 NOON
For Registration, please contact:
lMs L netie Bonleg 302-o807. Stephanie Green 302-9883 or Mrs Bndgei Ruker 302-9875
Fax 356-4324
Awards for Winners in'the Following Caregories:
(Please Tick the appropriate bo.\
o IS& Under
0 19- 30
o 31-45
o -6 59
O 60 & over


PLEASE PRINT


Name:


Institution:


Contact:


Emergency Contact:
Run: 0


Stroller (Push): 0


Phone #:
Walk-


The Central Bank of Bahamas will not be held responsible for any injury/sickness
caused as a result of the fun, run walk, push. Persons with any medical conditions
should refrain from signing up for the race Entrants should consult their physician
before participation in the event.


Signature of Participant:


Date:


Refreshments will be served


NOTICE


Wealth Management

CIBC Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited
is presently considering applications for a

Trust Administrator




Requirements:

Applicants should posses a degree in Business Administration or equivalent
combination of education and experience
f
STEP Foundation Certificate or equivalent

At least 2 years experience in trust administration

Good oral and written communication skills

Excellent organizational skills

Good computer literacy on PC and host software.

Duties will include:

Day to day administration of a small group of client relationships
Monitor account activity from a money laundering perspective
SCommunicate in an effective, professional and courteous manner
Open and close accounts
Prepare administrative, investment and risk reviews and complete corrective
action
Initiate and complete process to incorporate and dissolve companies
Process Investment Authorities for the purchase and sale of investments,
securities, etc.
Review and prepare documents to open bank/custody/investment
management accounts

ONLY BAHAMIANS MEETING
THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS NEED APPLY

Applications only should be submitted to
Manager, Human Resources
P.O. Box N-3933
Nassau, Bahamas
(No phone calls, faxes, emails will-be accepted)

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS
JUNE 27, 2008


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Utility finds foes to renewable


surround it with plants that run
on wind and underground
heat.
Yet San Diego Gas & Elec-
tric Co. and its potential part-
ners face fierce opposition
because the plan also calls for a
150-mile, high-voltage trans-
mission line that would cut


and ready. fr a change.

Burns House Group of Companies is looking
for an ambitious Marketing Manager with a
proven track record in consumer marketing.

Burs House Group of Companies (BHG) is the
leading beverage company in the Bahamas. With its
broad portfolio of consumer brands, extending from
beer to spirits and wines, BHG is the market leader
and trend setter in the respective categories.

Within our marketing department we seek to fill the
position of Marketing Manager. In this position you
will be responsible for a large portfolio of cc si ner
brands like Budweiser beer, Ricardo rums, Climax
energy drink, Hennessy cognac and Carlo Rossi
wines to name a few
The marketing manager we are looking for is a team
player has profound knowledge of the marketing mix
and is an excellent planner with great passion for
execution.

BHG will offer you a challenging environment with
international growth potential.
We offer an above market average incentive
programme and international training opportunities.

Profile of the ideal candidate
* Bachelor Degree in Marketing or Business
Administration is essential; Masters in Business
an advantage
* 3-5 years of supervisory experience in marketing
* Team building skills
* Consumer goods Marketing experience

Interested?
Send your Resume by email to:
ccash@burnshouse.com or fax to:
Human Resources Manager: (242) 326-6078


* By ELLIOT SPAGAT
AP Business Writer
SAN DIEGO (AP) It
seems like an idea any envi-
ronmentalist would embrace:
Build one of the world's largest
solar power operations in the
Southern California desert and


Saffrey Square
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through pristine parkland to
reach the nation's eighth-
largest city.
The showdown over how to
get renewable energy to con-
sumers will likely play out else-
where around the country as
well, as state regulators require
electric utilities to rely less on
coal and natural gas to fire
their plants the biggest
source of carbon dioxide emis-
sions in the US.
Providers of renewable pow-
er covet cheap land and abun-
dant sunshine and wind in
places'like west Texas, Mon-
tana, Wyoming and Californi-
a's Mojave Desert and Imper-
ial Valley. But utility execu-
tives say no one will build
plants without power lines to
connect those remote spots to
big cities.
"This is a classic chicken and
the egg," said Mike Niggli,
chief operating officer of Sem-
pra Energy's utilities business,
which includes SDG&E. "No
one can develop a project if


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they can't send (the electricity)
anywhere. You need transmis-
sion."
SDG&E's $1.5-billion power
line would cut 23 miles through
the middle of Anza-Borrego
Desert State Park, a spot
known for its hiking trails,
wildflowers, palm groves, cac-
ti and spectacular mountain
views.
"This transmission line will
cross through some of the most
scenic areas of San Diego,"
said David Hogan of the Cen-
ter for Biological Diversity. "It
would just ruin it with giant,
metal industrial power lines."
Environmentalists are push-
ing for renewable power to be
generated closer to heavily
populated areas, rather than
brought in from distant sites.
They point to Southern Cc'i-
fornia Edison's ambitious plan
for solar panels on Los Ange-
les-area rooftops as an exam-
ple of a better approach.
Utilities say the roof panels
will help but won't produce


nearly enough power to satisfy
state requirements.
The California Public Utili-
ties Commission is scheduled
to vote as soon as August on
SDG&E's proposed Sunrise
Powerlink, which would carry
enough power for about
750,000 homes or more than
half of the utility's customers.
Regulators in 29 states and
the District of Columbia are
forcing utilities to boost the
use of renewable energy to run
electric plants.
California has been among
the most aggressive, with the
state's three investor-owned
utilities required to get 20 per
cent of power from renewables
by the end of 2010:
Governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger wants to reach
33 per cent by 2020.
SDG&E, with 1.4 million
customers, is California's lag-
gard, getting just six per cent of
its power from renewables.
PG&E Corp.'s Pacific Gas and
Electric, with 5.1 million cus-
tomers, gets 12 per cent. Edi-
son International's Southern
California Edison, with 4.8 mil-
lion customers; gets 16 per
cent.


WA NOTED
A leading wholesaler seeks to hire a highly motivated
individual for the position of:

ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for
coordinating office services such as records control,
follow up, and other administrative activities for a
department/division. The person will compile data
and format reports, graphs, tables, and records as
well as categorizing facts and figures for computation.

Interested persons should possess:
4 An Associate's degree in business or equivalent
SExcellent administrative/clerical skills
4 At least two years' experience working in a
business environment
SExcellent communication and presentation skills
SProficiency in various computer applications

Please send application letter and resume
by June 25, 2008 to:

Administrative Assistant
P.O. Box N-7504
Nassau, Bahamas
or Fax 393.0440

We thank all applicants for their interest, however;
only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Nationwide, utilities get only
two per cent of electricity from
renewables, said Jone-Linn
Wang, managing director of
the global power group at
Cambridge Energy Research
Associates.
Edison hopes to draw more
on solar and wind power by
building a transmission line
from the Mojave Desert to the
Los Angeles area.
"It's a trade-off," said Stu-
art Hemphill, Edison's vice
president for renewable and
alternative power. "Clean
energy perhaps requires build-
ing infrastructure in potential-
ly sensitive areas. There's no
way around it."
SDG&E's proposed route
through Anza-Borrego, Cali-
fornia's largest state park,
ranked second worst among
seven possible routes studied
by state and federal regulators
for environmental damage.
The plan calls for 141 towers
through the park at an aver-
age height of 130 feet. The
entire route would include 554
towers from the wind-swept
desert of the Imperial Valley to
SEE page ?B


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENTTO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that 1, SEAN BROOKS of
Kennedy Subdivision, Nassau, Bahamas intend to change
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.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that VOLVICK DORMEUS of
PALM BEACH STREET, P.O. BOX N-1072, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days froii the
9TH day of JUNE 2008 to the Minister responsible for'
Nationality and Citizenship,, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ROTNEL RENA of INFANT
VIEW ROAD, P.O. BOX GT-2557, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 9TH day of
JUNE 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
(No.45 of 2000), KITTEN PRODUCTS, INC. is in
dissolution. Alrena Moxey is the Liquidator and, can
be contacted at Winterbotham Place, Marlborough
& Queens Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas. All person
having claims against the above-named company are re-
quired to send their names, addresses and particulars of
their debts or claims to the Liquidator before the JUNE
19,2008.


Liquidator


COMMONWEALTH

R BREWEkY LTD.


AD VER TISEMENT


ACCOUNTS



MANAGER


The successful candidate should
possess Bachelor's degree
in Accounting and CPA certified,
and a minimum of 5 years
experience.

Candidate will be required to
compile and analyze operational and
financial data to produce financial
reports.

All interested persons are asked to
fax resumes: to (242) 302-2939


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energy line plan


a site near the Pacific Ocean
in San Diego.
SDG&E would build the
power line but buy the juice
from a host of generating com-
panies whose proposed plants
harness energy from the sun,
wind and underground heat.
The most ambitious gener-
ation project relies on a com-
mercially untested technology
for a gigantic solar plant.
Stirling Energy Systems Inc.,
a Phoenix startup, wants to
build 12,000 solar dishes, each
four stories tall, near El Cen-
tro, about 100 miles east of San
Diego.
Stirling says a $100 million
investment from NTR PLC, an
Irish energy holding company,
will pay for permits and design
work, with construction to
begin by the end of 2009.
Bruce Osborn, Stirling's chief
operating officer, estimates the
plant itself will cost about $400
million.
That plant. would initially


feed into an existing power line
and provide enough electricity
for more than 200,000 homes,
Osborn said. Stirling, however,
would need more transmission
capacity to pursue plans to
triple the size of the plant, he
said.
Technology
The technology relies on
mirrored dishes collecting sun-
light to heat gas and drive the
cylinders of an engine. It has
been tested on six solar dishes
in New Mexico but now would
move to mass production -
drawing plenty of skepticism
from environmentalists.
"It's what we call new prod-
uct introduction," responds
Osborn, a former project man-
ager at Ford Motor Co.
"Everyone who builds a widget
does the same thing. This is a
big widget."
Even without Stirling,
SDG&E has other, traditional


renewable power generators
knocking on its door with deals
to provide power far more
than the utility could accom-
modate, Niggli said.
Environmentalists have
dueled for years with
SDG&E's parent company,
Sempra Energy, over opera-
tions just south of the border in
Mexico that help supply power
to the western US.
Critics claim Sempra built
the plants in Mexico to skirt
more rigorous environmental
reviews in the U.S. They sug-
gest SDG&E's proposed pow-
er line, which would start near
the Mexican border, is part of
a disguised effort to get elec-
tricity into the U.S. from Mex-
ico, where Sempra has an elec-
tricity plant and the first liq-
uefied natural gas terminal on
the West Coast.
SDG&E dismisses those
claims as a conspiracy theory.
"It's like the myth that won't
die," Niggli said.


Tuesday, June 24
Tuesday, September 30


Tuesday, October 28
Tuesday, November 25


New Providence
1. Vacant lot #1038 (6,000sq.
ft.)-Garden Hills #3.
(Appraised Value $35,000.00)
2. Property 40'x36'x100' (3,
933sq. ft.) w/building (1,
428sq. ft.)-Sutton Street &
ST. Bedes Lane of Kemp
Road (Appraised Value $100,
000.00)
3. Lot #30 (60'x100') w/duplex
(1,686sq.ft.)-Golden Gates
Estate #1 (Appraised Value
$231,136.00)
4. Lots #3 & #4 (50'x100'), BIk
#47 w/duplex & shop (1,
532sq. ft.)-Forbes St Nassau
Village (Appraised Value
$120,000.00)
5. Vacant lot #302 (8,500sq.
ft.)-Winton Meadows
Subdivision #2 (Appraised
Value $85,000.00)
6. Vacant lot #4 (17,899sq. ft.)
-Black Beard Ter, Black
Beards Tower Sub (Appraised
Value $134,000.00)
7. Lot #90, BIk #5-Gamble
Heights Sub
8. Vacant lot #5, BIk #13 (7,
180sq. ft.)-Yorkshire St,
Westward Villas (Appraised
Value $100,000.00)
9. Lot #135 (50'x90') w/hse (1,
342sq. ft.) Sunflower (South)
Sunshine Park Sub House #8
(Appraised Value $139,000.
00)
10. Lot #18 (50'x100') w/hse
(1,155sq. ft.) BIk #16-Talbot
Street (East) Shirley Heights
Sub (Appraised Value $130,
000.00)
:11. Lot t11 (107'x 00 1 w/hse
(2,026sq. ft.) House #28-
Sunset Ridge Drive, Sunset
Ridge Sub (Appraised Value
$206,000.00)
12. Lots #29 & #30, (50'x100'
), Blk #47 w/building (1,140sq.
ft.)-Matthew St, Nassau
Village (Appraised Value $86,
820.00)
13. Lots #5 & #6 (150'x100')
wlhse-Silver Palm Ln
Imperial Park (Appraised
Value $313,650.00)
Andros
14. Lot #119 (22, 500sq. ft.)
w/complex (3,440sq. ft.)-Sir
Henry Morgan Dr Andros
Beach Colony Sub Nicholls's
Town Andros (Appraised
Value $322,900.00)
15. Beach front lot (9,000sq.-
ft.) w/building (2,100sq. ft.) -
Pinders Mangrove Cay
Andros (Appraised Value
$200,000.00)


BAHAMAS DEVELOPMENT BANK
Cable Beach, West Bay Street,
P.O.Box N-3034
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel:(242) 327-5780/327-5793-6
Fax:(242) 327-5047, 327-1258
www.bahamasdevelopmentbank.com



PROPERTIES

New Providence


16. Property (4,344sq. ft.)
w/duplex (1,174sq. ft.)-Fresh
Creek Central Andros
(Appraised Value $96,640.00
17. Lot #32 (20,560sq. ft.)
w/building (1,200sq. ft.)-Congo
Town Andros (Appraised Value
$126,000.00)
18. Vacant property 150'x150'
in the settlement of
Pinders, Mangrove
Cay South Andros (Appraised
Value $15,000.00)
Grand Bahama
19. Vacant Lot #8 BIk #12 Unit
#3 (11,250sq. ft.)-Henny Ave
Derby Sub Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value $131,700.00)
20. Vacant 11,250sq. ft. lot #19,
Bik #22, Unit 5-Lincoln Green
Sub Grand Bahama (Appraised
Value $30,000.00)
21. Lot #15, BIk #15 Unit #3 (90
'xl25')-Derby Sub Grand
Bahama (Appraised Value $23,
000.00)
22. Vacant lot #25, Bik #15 (17,
866sq. ft.)-Cutwater Ln
Shannon Country Club Sub
Grand Bahama (Appraised
Value $38,000.00)
23. Vacant fot'#110 Section #1
(12,500sq. ft.)-Bonefish St &
Polaris Dr, Carvel Beach Grand
Bahama (Appraised Value $40,
000.00)
24. Lot #59 (17,276sq. ft.)
Section #1 with an incomplete
fourplex-Amberjack St &
Polaris Dr Carvel Beach Grand
Bahama (Appraised Value $74,
970.00)
25. Lot "#2 (20.000sq. ft.)


30. Portion of vacant lot #69
(15,000sq. ft.)-Front St Murphy
Town Abaco (Appraised Value
$29,250.00
31. Lot #51 (15,000sq. ft.)
w/building-Murphy Town
Abaco (Appraised Value $102,
420.00)
32. Lot #55 (6,900sq. ft.)
w/building-Murphy Town
Abaco (Appraised Value $82,
075.00)
33. Lot #45 (60'x160')
w/building (3,900sq. ft.)-Sandy
Point Abaco (Appraised Value
$485,700.00)
Eleuthera
34. Property 31'x111' w/house
Lord Street in the settlement of
Taprum Bay Eleuthera.
(Appraised Value $40,000.00)
35. Portion of lot #90 wlbuilding
(2,611sq. ft.)-Parliament St,
Cupids Cay Governors Harbour
Eleuthera (Appraised Value
$55,000.00)
36. Vacant portion of lot #7 (50
'x110')-West James Cistern
Eleuthera (Appraised Value
$20,000.00)
Cat Island
37. Property w/twelve (12)
room motel 1.39 acres-In the
settlement of Arthur's Town Cat
Island (Appraised Value $630,
000.00)
38. One, acre of land beach
front w/building-Devil's Point
Cat Island (Appraised Value
$260,000.00)
Ingaua
39. Lot #43 (90'x100')
wlbuilding-Russell St, Matthew


All candidates for the LLB degree with the University of Huddersfield/Holborn Col-
lege are invited to register for review sessions scheduled for June 30 July 2.
All sessions will be conducted by a senior professor from the university. Candidates
who are preparing for upcoming exams are especially urged to attend.

































NOTICE



The National Insurance Board

will conduct free
Seminars for Employers &Self-Employed Persons

for the remainder of 2008 as follows:


ASSETS


Vessels
-* 53' Vessel (1977) Shabak
* 29' (1983) Vessel (Lady Rece)
* 45'(1992) Defender Vessel (Liminos)
* 48' North Carolina Hull (1989)
* 52' Halters Fiber Glass Vessel (1979) MV Budd
* 47' Fiber Glass (1980) Vessel (Miss Quality)
S39' (1985) Defender Vessel (Future C)
* 51' Defender Vessel (1981) Equility
* 120' Twin,Screw Steel Hull Vessel (1978) with
(2) Detroit Diesel V16-92 engine, fully loaded
* 122' Single Screw Steel Hull (1960) MV Lisa III,
vessel has a new engine requiring installation. And
can be view at Bradford Marine, Grand Bahama


Vehicles
(1) 03 Dodge Caravan
(1) 96 Ford Explorer
(1) 97 Dodge Stratus
(1) 01 Hyundai H-100 Bus
(1) 01 Kia Bus 12 Seater
(1) 02 Kitchen Van Trailer
(1) 00 Ford Ranger Truck
(1) 03 Toyota Coaster Bus
(1) 1989 Chevy Caprice
Hearse


The public is invited to submit Sealed bids marked "Tender" to Bahamas
Development Bank, P.O. Box N-3034, Nassau, Bahamas attention
Financial Controller, faxed bids will not be accepted or telephone 327-5780
for additional information. Please note that all bids on the aforementioned
properties and assets should be received by or on June 23, 2008. The
Bahamas Development Bank reserves the right to reject any or all offers.
All assets are sold as is.


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w/building ;-complex & coin -Town Ingaua. (Apptisqd Value
Laundroman-Queen, Highway..$,2.0,09,Q00)., .,,. .;, ..;
Holmes Rock Commonage REuma
Grand Bahama (Appraised 40, Lot 134 (75'x85') w/two
Value $178,600.00) storey building-George Town,
Rock Commonage Grand Exuma (Appraised Value $468,
Bahama (Appraised Value 000.0
$178,600.00)
26. Vacant lot #5, B k #31,
Section B-Royal Bahamian
Estate Sub Grand Bahama(
Appraised Value $31,000.00).
27. Vacant lot #39 (14,397sq.
ft.) BIk #9-Yorkshire Dr,
Bahamia West Replat Grand
Bahama (Appraised Value $16,
300.00)
Abaco
28. Lot #54 E (6,500sq. ft.)
W/triplex foundation (2,788sq.
ft.)-Murphy Town Abaco
(Appraised Value $24,896.00)
29. Lot #6 Vacant 2 acres-Fox
Town Abaco (Appraised Value
$50,000.00)


Sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Training Room of
N.I.B.'s Wulff Road Complex, Wulff Road at Minnie Street

Refreshments will be served

Seminar Description
For everyone -from the self-employedperson who works alone, to the employer of a
fewpersons, to the person responsible for the payment of contributions on behalf of
an employer of thousands. The Seminar will give an overview of the National
Insurance programme, inclusive of its benefits and assistance programmes, and
explore the scope and impact of the National Insurance Fund on the economy of
the country.

Questions and/or concerns about the monthly payment of contributions or other
administrative/compliance issues, will also be addressed.


Persons interested in attending a Seminar
should reserve a space by calling the
Board's Public Relations Department
at 356-2070, ext. 236/234/232


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MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2008, PAGE 98


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cheap gas


SAN DIEGO (AP)- If
Legal Notice there's pain at the pump in
the US, Mexico may just
NOTICE have a remedy.
A gallon of regular unlead-
THE EAST EUROPE INVESTMENT & ed gasoline in San Diego
REAL ESTATE FUND LTD. retails for an average price of
$4.61 a gallon. A few miles
IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION south, in Tijuana, it's about
$2.54 even less if you pay
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the in pesos.
International Business Companies Act 2000 THE EAST EUROPE More and more people
INVESTMENTS & REAL ESTATE FUND LTD. is in dissolution. appear to be taking advan-
(tage of the lower price.
The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 12th June 2008. "I used to buy exclusively
David Thain of Arner Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd., Building 2 Caves in the US before gas started
Village, P.O..Box N-3917 is the Liquidator of THE EAST EUROPE really going up," said Patrick
INVESTMENTS & REAL ESTATE FUND LTD. All persons hav- Garcia, a drama teacher at an
elementary school in San
ing claims against the above-named company are required to send their Diego who lives in Tijuana.
address and particulars of their debts to the Liquidator before the 12th "Since then, I've been buying
July 2008. all my gas in Tijuana."
The lower prices mean a
US motorist could save
almost $54 filling up a two-
Jr s year-old Ford F150 pickup
with a 26-gallon fuel tank in
Mexico.
Diesel
Legal Notice The differential in diesel is
even greater, selling at $5.04
N O TICE a gallon in San Diego County
and $2.20 in Tijuana.
EAST EUROPE INVESTMENT Paul Covarrubias, 26, who
MANAGEMENT LTD. lives in Chula Vista and
works in construction in San
IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION Diego, crosses the border
each week just to refuel his
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the dual-cab Ford F-250 pickup.
International Business Companies Act 2000 EAST EUROPE "I fill it up with diesel in
INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD. is in dissolution. Tijuana for $60," he said. "It
would be almost twice that in
The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 12th June 2008. San Diego."
David Thain of Amer Bank & Trust (Bahamas)'Ltd., Building 2 Caves Gas is cheaper in Mexico
Village, PO. Box N-3917 is the Liquidator of EAST EUROPE IN- because of a government sub-
VESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD. All persons having claims sidy intended to keep infla-
against the above-named company are required to send their address tionary forces in check.
and particulars of their debts to the Liquidator before the 12th July Still, international gas-buy-
2008. ing trips don't make sense for
everyone. The wait getting
back into the US at the bor-
der in Tijuana frequently
takes longer than two hours
and cars can burn about a
gallon of gas for each hour
they idle.


MINISTRY OF LANDS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT GN701
THE PRICE CONTROL ACT, 1971
CHAPTER 339
THE PRICE CONTROL (GASOLINE & DIESEL OIL)
(AMENDMENT) ( ) REGULATIONS, 2002
The public is advised that prices as shown in the Schedule for LEAD FREE
GASOLINE sold by ESSO STANDARD OIL S. A. LIMITED will become effective on
Monday June 16,2008.

GASOLINE SCHEDULE

MAXIMUM WHOLESALE SELLING MAXIMUM
PRICE PER US. GALLON RETAIL
SELLING PRICE
PLACE ARTICLE MAXIMUM MAXIMUM PER US.
SUPPLIERS' DISTRIBUTORS' GALLON
PRICE PRICE
$ $
S
PART A
NEWPROVIDENCE INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT

ESSO Standard Oil LEAD FREE 5.25 5.25 5.69
S.A. Limited
PART
GRAND BAHAMA INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT
(NOT FREEP)
ESSO Standard Oh LEAD FREE 5.15 5.31 5.73
S.A. Limited
PART D
ABACO, ANDROS NOT INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT
ELEUTHERA


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Ministry of National Security


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION
Form of Public Notice of Withdrawal of a Nomination
Where the Election remains contested


Nicholls Town


District/Town Area


NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF NOMINATION

NOTICE is hereby given that the candidate name below has withdrawn his.
candidature, and no longer stands nominated in the above mentioned election, ,
and NOTICE is hereby given that the Poll will take place at the place and on. :
the day as already published.


Candidate's Surname
WALKES
... .... ....... ... ........ .... ........


Other Names In Full
ALEXANDER


Date.: .th June, 2008


Sign: _Huntley Christie
RETURNING OFFICER



LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION

Form of Public Notice of Nomination Where the Withdrawal
Results in an Uncontested Election
MICAL Constituency Polling Division S
Snug Corner, Hard HID and Mason's Bay
In the Ackllns District

DECLARATION OF RESULT

CONSEQUENCE UPON
NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL
NOTICE is hereby giver that the following candidate has withdrawn his
candidature, and no longer stands nominated in the above mentioned
election. .


Candidate's Surname


FAWKES


Other names in full


Shantell L.


AND the candidates named below, being the only candidates remaining
standing nominated ARE HEREBY DECLARED elected to serve as a
District Councillor/Town Committee Member for the said District/Town
Area.


Candidates
Surname


Other names
in ful


Occupation


Plae sio
Residence


COX _RupertBusinessman Snug Comer, Acklins
ROLLE "Henry Businessman Snug Comer, Acklins


Date: 9th June, 2008
Sign: Stephen Wilson
RETURNING OFFICER


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION

'Form of Public Notice of Nomination Where the Withdrawal
Results in an Uncontested Election

MICAL Coastituency Polling Division IB
Moss Town, Cripple Hill, Richmond Hil & Sea View
In the Crooked Island and Long Cay District

DECLARATION OF RESULT

CONSEQUENCE UPON
NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL

NOTICE is hereby givenithAt the following candidate has withdrawn his/e. .
candidature, and no longer stands nominated in the above mentioned
election.


Candidate's Surname


KNOWLES


Other names in hfll

Anaafaye.


AND the candidate named below, being the only candidate remaining
standing nominated IS HEREBY DECLARED elected to serve as a
District Councillor/Town Committee Member for the said District/Town
Area.


Candidates
Surname


Other names


Occupation


PhbetMc
ReaM-em


DAXON Don Arlington Station Diesel Mechanic Cripple Hill


Date: 9* June, 2008

Sign: Francita Neely
RETURNING OFFICER


ESSO Standard Oil LEAD FREE 525 5.46 5.85
S.A. Limited
PART E
ALLOTHER NOT INCLUDING SEA FREIGHT
FAMILYISLAND
ESSO Standard Oil LEAD FREE 5.26 5.48 5.88
S.A. Limited


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SUPREME

COURT


2008/PRO/NPR/00298


PROBATE DIVISION
JUNE 19, 2008


IN THE ESTATE OF BLODWEN A.
ZEIGLER, late of 73 Oak Ridge A venue in the
City of Summit in the County of Union in the
State of New Jersey, one of the States of the
United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas in the Probate Division by HEATHER
L. THOMPSON, Pilot House Condominiums,
Eastern District, New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in
The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealing of
Letters Testamentary in the above estate granted
to PAUL L. ZEIGLER the Executor of the
Estate, of the Superior Court, Chancery Division,
by the Probate Part, in the county of Union, in
the State of New Jersey on the 16th day
of January, 2008.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


2008/PRO/NPR/00293


PROBATE DIVISION
JUNE 19, 2008


IN THE ESTATE OF JOHN ANTHONY
BOGGrANO, 1arTe- MaTMii n Avenue in tTi.e'
Borough of Cliffside Park in the County of
Bergen and State of New Jersey, one of the States
of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas in the Probate Division by A.
PAMELA THOMPSON, Western District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-
Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas
for obtaining the Resealing Grant of Letters of
Administration with the Will Annexed, in the
above estate granted to RICHARD
BOGGIANO the Executor of the Estate, by the
Probate Division, in the Superior Court for the
county of Bergen in the state of New Jersey on
the 28th day of May, 1992.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


2008/PRO/NPR/00294


PROBATE DIVISION
JUNE 19, 2008


IN THE ESTATE OF JAMES E. MARR, JR.,
Late of 525 Highland Avenue in the County of
Malden in the City of Middlesex in the Sate of
Massachusetts, one of the States of the United
States Of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas in the Probate Division by KEVIN M.
RUSSELL, Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealing of Probate of Will Without Sureties,
in the above estate granted to THOMAS C.
MARR and JAMES E. MARR, III the
Executors of the Estate, by the Probate Division,
in the Probate and Family Court Department,
The Trial Court, Commonwealth of
Massachusetts on the
30th day of March, 2007.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


2008/PRO/NPR/00295


PROBATE DIVISION
JUNE 19, 2008


IN THE ESTATE OF GUY SANDERSON, late
of 51 Riverview Heights in the city of Winterport
in the County of Waldo in the gtate of Maine,
one of the States of the United States of America,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas in the Probate Division by KEVIN M.
RUSSELL, Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealing of the Certificate of Appointment, in
the above estate granted to SANDRA BLAIS
the Personal Representative of the Estate, by the
Probate Division, in the County of Waldo, in the
state of Maine on the 12th day of February, 2007.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


2008/PRO/NPR/00296


PROBATE DIVISION
JUNE 19, 2008


IN THE ESTATE OF JOHN D. BRITTO, late
of:No.4919 Hollywood Boulevard in the City
of Hollywood in the State of Florida, one of the
States of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof; application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas in the Probate Division by ANDREW
DWAYNE FORBES, Freeport, Grand Bahama,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealing Grant of Letters of Administration, in
the above estate granted to JOSEPH A. BRITT
the Personal Representative of the Estate, in the
Circuit Court for Broward County, in the state
of Florida, Probate Division on the 5th, day of
February, 1976.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


2008/PRO/NPR/00297


PROBATE DIVISION
JUNE 19, 2008


IN THE ESTATE OF FRANK EUGENE
MANN, late of 218 S. Royal Street, Alexandria
in the State of Virginia 22314 one of the States
of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof: application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas in the Probate Division by RICHARD
HERBERT ROGER LIGITBOURN, of No.4
George Street, McKinney Bancroft & Hughes,
Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in
The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealing Grant
of Resealing Certificate/Letter of Qualification,
in the above estate granted to ANITA LYNN
MANN the Executrix of the Estate, by the
Probate Division, Circuit Court of the City of
Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia on the
8th day of May, 2007.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
JUNE 19, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/NPR/00299

Whereas HOWITT (a.k.a HOWETT
MUNROE) of, Ridgeland Park, in the Southern
District one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of
Administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of BEATRICE MUNROE, late of Fleming
Street in the Southern District of New Providence,
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the
expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


I


ESSAY COMPETITION



The Department of Public Service will host an
Essay Competition as one of the activities for the
Ninth Annual Public Service Week. The
Competition is open to Junior and Senior School
Students.
Students interested in participating should write
a 250-300 words (Junior High), and 450-500 words
(Senior High), essay on the topic: "The Public
Service Focused on Improving Customer
Service."
The deadline for entries, which should be referred
to the attention of Ms. Antoinette Thompson,
Deputy Permanent Secretary, Department of Public
Service, is Friday, 27th June, 2008.
A Dell Desktop 2400 computer system will be
awarded to the winner in each category.
The winners will be announced during the Ninth
Annual Public Service Week Awards Ceremony
scheduled for 11th October, 2008.



GN687



GOVERNMENT NOTICE
MINISTRY OF MARITIME AFFAIRS
AND LABOUR
DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR



NOTICE


Pursuant to Section 21 of the Industrial relations Act
Chapter 321 Statute Law of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas it is hereby ordered that Nominations
of Officers in The Bahamas Commercial Stores
Supermarkets Warehouse Workers Union shall take
place on 17th June, 2008 from 12noon to 2p.m. at The
Bahamas Communications and Public officers Union
Hall's Farrington Road, New Providence and shall
be supervised by The Registrar of Trade Unions.
All financial members of the Union as of June 13th,
2008, will be allowed to participate in the upcoming
Nominations of Executive Officers for the Union.

The Elections of Officers shall be conducted on
Monday 23rd June, 2008 9a.m. to 4p.m. at the
Bahamas Communications and Public Officers
Union's Hall, Farrington Road and shall be super-
vised by the Registrar. Only members of the Union
who are financial as of June 13th, 2008, shall be
eligible to vote.

Signed
Harcourt V, Brown
Registrar of Trade Unions
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that TELUCIA DORMEUS of
PALM BEACH STREET, P.O. BOX N-1072, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
9TH day of JUNE 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ARNOLD JOSEPH of 2ND
ST. GROVE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 9TH day of JUNE 2008 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


I


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experience in Litigation and Real Estate,

demonstrate an ability to work independently

and possess a thorough working knowledge and

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mentioned areas may also apply).



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or via mail at: gbastian@higgsjohnson.com


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11.80 11.80 0.00 1.086 0.400 10.9 3.39%
9.43 9.43 0.00 0.643 0.160 14.7 1.70%
0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.647 0.030 N/M 3.37%
3.60 3.60 0.00 0.209 0.090 17.2 .2.50%
2.35 2.35 0.00 0.055 0.040 42.7 1.70%
14.00 14.00 0.00 1.121 0.240 12.5 1.71%
2.87 2.87 0.00 0.046' 0.040 62.4 1.39%
7.30 7.30 0.00 0.440 0.300 16.6 4.11%
3.23 3.40 0.17 0.131 0.052 26.0 1.53%
2.95 2.95 0.00 0.341 0.040 8.7 1.36%
8.00 8.00 0.00 0.728 0.280 11.0 3.50%
12.50 12.50 0.00 0.650 0.670 19.2 4.56%
12.30 12.30 0.00 0.651 0.470 18.9 3.82%
5.55 5.55 0.00 4.000 0.386 0.140 14.4 2.62%
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0.44 0.44 0.00 0.035 0.000 12.6 0.00%
6.79 6.79 0.00 0.411 I 0.300 16.5 4.42%
12.00 12.00 0.00 1.023 0.620 11.7 5.17%
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Bahamas Supermarkets 14 60 1560 1460 1 160 0600 134 4 11%
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RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.023 0.000 N/M 0.00%

Fund Name NAV YTD. Last 12 Months DivS Yeld%
Collna Bond Fund 1.315228** 1.58% 5.47%
Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.998763*' -0.07% 8.13%
Colina Money Market Fund 1.393169"**** 1.31% 3.76%
Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.6707*** -3.32% 14.65%
Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12,2142** 2.35% 5.73%
CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.00"
CFAL Global Equity Fund 99.956603* -0.04% -0.04%
CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.00*
Fidelity International Investment Fund 10.0060"* -4.70% -4.70%
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Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change Change in closing price from day to day
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today
DIV $- Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
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Chairman's Report
Doctors Hospital Health System Limited '

Dear Shareholder,
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Doctors Hospital Health System, I present-the unpudited financial
results for the first quarter ending April 30, 2008.

Earnings per share were ten cents, a decrease from thirteen cents for the comparable period last year. Total
revenues were $10.8 million compared to $10.5 million in the.previous year. Net income for the period was
$0.98 million compared to $1.3 million last year.

The first quarter of fiscal 2009 has evidenced the high cost of doing business in this uncertain economic time
as healthcare'costs continue to rise.

Total expenses increased $0.7 million or 7.3%. Salaries and benefits account for 47% of the total increase,
contributing factors include: cost of living increases, health insurance premium increases and successful
recruitment of filling needed nursing vacancies. Bad debt expense is 45% of the increase due in part to an
increase of self-pay patients in the first quarter. Utility expenses account for 7% of the increase.

Days revenue in Accounts Receivable fell to 47.3 days, the lowest in history, compared to 67.8 in the same
period of fiscal 2008. Cash collection is up by $2.1 million over the comparable period last year. We are
pleased to report that our cash position allowed the Company to pay down $2.0 million in long-term debt as
well as a $0.02 dividend to our shareholders based on year end results.

The Company made a significant capital expenditure with the purchase of a new state of the art Phillips
Achieva 3.0 T capable MRI scanner at a cost of cost $1.6 million. The complete cost of the project is $2.2
million. The new Philips Achieva MRI system uses new technology (magnet, gradients, RF) to provide
cutting-edge whole-body 3.0T imaging, enhanced performance on an advanced platform that delivers fast, high
quality diagnostic results. With the acquisition of the new MRI machine, the Hospital's MRI center, currently
located on Christie Street will be housed inside the hospital, making it more convenient for patients and
relatives.

The Company also acquired the U-Systems somo.vm breast ultrasound unit at a cost of $0.2 million. The
,main advantage of the somo.vTm is that it can screen for breast cancer just like a mammogram can in those
women for whom a mammogram is considered too painful, or for those whose breast is too dense for the
mammogram. The newly acquired breast ultrasound system sets a new standard in the Bahamas and is the first
of its kind in the Caribbean. The breast ultrasound machine together with the new MRI breast scanning
capabilities will enhance our quality and accuracy resulting in better patient care and breast diagnostics.

The Hospital added strong authentication to its website deployment by implementing SafeWord for Citrix.
SafeWord secures remote access with hardware tokens that generate secure, one-time passcodes for each user
login which enhance the level of security for our physicians and end users.

These achievements are due in large measure to the hard work and commitment of our department Leaders,
Associates and the invaluable support and patronage of our credentialed physicians and patients.

The Board joins me in thanking our valued shareholders,.for your continued support and confidence. We
extend an invitation for you to join us at our company's Annual General Meeting on June 26, 2008 at 5:30pm,
at the British Colonial Hilton, Bay Street.

Joseph Krukowski
Chairman
May 28, 2008









DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Balance Sheet

April 30, 2008 with comparative figures at January 31, 2008
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

April 30,2008 January 31, 2008

Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,498 6,630
Accounts receivable-patients, net (note 2) 1,230 1,270
Accounts receivable-third party payors, net (note 2) 4,139 4,787
Inventories 1,263 1,166
Other assets 2,108' 729
13,238 14,582

Non-current assets:
Investments 30 30
Goodwill, net 431 431
Other intangible assets 2,161 2,423
Investment property 4,823 4,868
Property, plant and equipment 9,436 8,921
16,881 16,673
Total assets $ 30,119 31,255


Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and other liabilities 3,760 3,442
Long-term debt, current portion 942 942
4,702 4,384

Non-current liabilities
Long-term debt 4,830 7,066
Total liabilities 9,532 11,450

Shareholders' equity:
Share capital:
Authorized 12,500,000 common shares at par value
of B$0.04 each (January 31, 2007 12,500, 000 shares)
Issued and fully paid 9,971,634 shares
(January 31, 2007 9,971,634 shares) 399 399
Contributed surplus 12,358 12,358
Retained earnings 7,830 7,048
20,587 19,805
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 30,119 31,255


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Statement of Revenue and Expenses

Three months ended April 30, 2008 with comparative figures for the three months ended April 30, 2007
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

April 30,2008 April 30,2007

Revenues
Patient service revenue, net $ 10,533 10,249
Other I 333 303
Total revenues 10,866 10,552

Expenses
Salaries and benefits 4,015 3,705
Medical supplies and services 2,639 2,628
Bad debt expense, net of recoveries 639 342
Depreciation and amortization 610 579
Other operating 511 462
Utilities 345 297
Government taxes and fees 251 249
Outside services 211 219
Insurance 181 176
Repairs and maintenance 133 113
Rent 97 95
Dietary expenses 85 89
Legal expenses 35 131
Total expenses 9,752 9,085
Income before interest 1,114 1,467

Interest expense (133) (153)

Net income for the period S 981 1,314

Earnings per common share (expressed in Bahamian dollars):
Basic and fully diluted S 0.10 0.13


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

Three months ended April 30, 2008 with comparative figures for the three months ended April 30, 2007
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

SApril30,2008 April 30, 2007

Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used in):

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $ 981 1,314
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 611 579
Provision for doubtful accounts '639 342
Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment (16)
2,231 2,219

Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable 27 (1,591)
Increase in inventories (97) (78)
Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other assets (1,358) 62
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and other liabilities 318 (198)
Cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities 1,121 414

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (809) (208)
Purchase of intangible assets (9) (85)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment 1.038
Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used in) investing activities (818) 745

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Repayment of long-term debt (2,236) (236)
Dividends paid to shareholders .(199)
Cash and cash equivalents used in financing activities (2,435) (236)


Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (2,132) 923

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 6,630 1,989

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period S 4,498 2,912


Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash at bank and in hand, short-term deposits with an original maturity of three
months or less.


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

Three months ended April 30, 2008
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

Number of shares Share capital Contributed surplus Retained earnings

Balance at January 31, 2008 9,971,634 $ 399 $ 12,358 S 7,048

Net income for the period 981

Dividends paid (199)

Balance at April 30,2008 9,971,634 S 399 S 12.358 $ 7,830



DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Notes to Interim Consolidated Financial Statements

Three month, ended April 30. 2008


I. Significant accounting policies
These interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard
No. 34, Interim Financial Reporting, using the same accounting policies applied in the January 31, 2008 audited
consolidated financial statements.
2. Accounts receivable
Accounts receivable are stated net of provisions for doubtful accounts of $6.6 million.


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Bid $ Buying price of Collna and Fidelity 31 December2007
Ask $ Selling price of Collna and fidelity *" 30 May 2008
Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price "" 31 April 2008
Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week *"" 30 April 2008
EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths -"" 6 June 2008
NAV Net Asset Value
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