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Publication Date: July 5, 2008
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Volume: 104 No.187 SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2008 PRICE 750

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THREE men, charged in
Wednesday's brazen daylight
hold-up of Scotiabank on East
Street South, were arraigned
in Magistrate's Court yester-
day afternoon on a long list
of serious charges.
A fourth man, charged with
abetment to the armed rob-
bery was also arraigned in
court yesterday. According to
court dockets, Craig Taylor,
37, of Mackey Street on
Wednesday, July 2, aided and
abetted in the armed robbery
of Scotiabank on East Street
south and Soldier Road. He
was not required to plead to
the charge. The prosecutor,
Inspector Althea Porter,
objected to Taylor being
granted bail stating that she
had not had a chance to check
his antecedents. Taylor's attor-
ney Ian Cargill argued that the
offence for which his client
was charged is a bailable
offence. He also argued that
Taylor had been in police cus-
tody for some 48 hours, which
was enough time for investi-
gators to have his antecedents
checked. Taylor was denied
bail and remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison. His case was
adjourned to July 8 for fixture
and transferred to Court 5,
Bank Lane.
James Miller, 30, of Mal-
colm Allotment, Janquio
Mackey, 21, of Market Street
and Anthony Williams, 33, of
McKinney Drive were
arraigned on charges stem-
ming directly from the armed
hold-up. The men were
arraigned on five charges of
armed robbery, two charges
of attempted murder as well
as multiple weapons posses-
sion charges.
According to court dockets,
Miller on July 2, was found in
possession of a silver and
black unlicensed .45 pistol.
Court dockets also state that
Miller was found in posses-
sion of six rounds of .45
ammunition. Miller pleaded
not guilty to both charges.
According to court dockets,
the three men while armed
with a black Maverick shot-
gun, a silver and black .45 pis-
told a rusted 9 mm pistol,
robbed Scotiabank on East

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Street South and Soldier Road
of $17,354 in total. The men
are also accused of robbing
Clarice Allen of a $200 black
and brown Land bag, $2,205
cash, and a Colina Imperial
Insurance cheque in the
amount of $235.24. It is also
alleged that the men robbed
Linda Burrows of a $200 black
Land handbag and a Bahami-
an passport.
The men also have been
charged with the attempted
murder of woman police Cor-
SEE page eight

went to Florida yesterday
and met with American
law enforcement officers to
discuss the matter of
Troyniko McNeil.
The 21-year-old man,
who is wanted for ques-
tioning in connection with
the murder of Harl Taylor,
was arrested in the United
States earlier this week.
Up until press time last
night, it was not known
when McNeil would be
brought back to the
A source close to the
matter told The Tribune
this week that McNeil is in
Florida and was just
preparing to return to the
Nassau when he was arrest-
ed by US police officers.
The source claimed that
McNeil had been issued a
new passport from the
Bahamian consulate office
SEE page eight

Tropical Storm Bertha not

expected to affect Bahamas

TROPICAL Storm Bertha
which is making its way across
the Atlantic is not expected to
affect the Bahamas in any way.
The second named storm of
the 2008 Atlantic hurricane sea-
son, Bertha gained in strength
yesterday as it moved past the
southern Cape Verde Islands.
The system's maximum winds
yesterday increased from 45mph
to 50mph, and forecasters at the
U IS National Hurricane Centre

said the storm could gradually
strengthen further over the next
few days.
While some forecast models
are predicting that the storm may
reach 74mph in wind strength,
Chief Meteorology Officer Basil
Dean said that he expects the
system to fizzle out once it reach-
es the high pressure system cur-
rently over the Atlantic.
SEE page eight

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Bahamas Hotel Catering Allied Workers
Union executive Lionel Morley and union trustee Brian Col-
lie were denied access to Our Lucava Resort by security offi-
cials on Wednesday, The Tribune has learned.
Mr Morley, second vice president. and Mr Collie, attempt-
ed to enter the property to meet with union members but were
immediately stopped at the employee entrance gate at the
Security officials did not allow them to enter and sum-
SEE page eight

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE badly decomposed body
of an unidentified woman dis-
covered off St Vincent Road yes-
terday has been classified as the
latest murder in the country.
Police were alerted to the back
of a building under construction
on Vinspin Road at around
10.30am and discovered the body,
which was in an advanced state of
Chief Superintendent Glenn
Miller, head of the Central Detec-
tive Unit, said that there were vis-
ible injuries to the head of the
woman whose body was dressed
with a top but was unclothed
" Police believe that the victim
has been dead for a week or
more. Due to the advanced state
of decomposition, officials are
unable to determine the age of
the deceased.
. Mr Miller said that police are
making an appeal to members of
the public who have female rela-
tives missing to come forward and
possibly assist in identifying the
This discovery by police comes
only days after the body of Hait-
ian Louis Jaochim, 36, a gardener
with Stuart Cove, was found in
bushes off Carmichael Road on
Tuesday night.
He was found dead in a well-
field trench floating in about five
feet of water.
Mr Jaochim had recently been
released after two weeks in hos-
Police at the scene said there
are no visible signs of trauma to
the body, but the death was being
treated as suspicious pending an
An autopsy also will be per-
formed by authorities to official-
ly determine the cause of death of
the recently discovered woman.

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Tribune Freeport Reporter
boat captain was charged in
Freeport Magistrate's Court on
Friday with manslaughter in con-
nection with the drowning deaths
of four Haitians. one of whom
was eaten hv shrks. loff West
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Industry leaders salute the

new Minister of Tourism

THE appointment of a new
tourism minister in the
Bahamas is being hailed as a
significant move for the wider
Caribbean region.
The highly-regarded head
of the Caribbean Tourism
Organisation (CTO), Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace, joins
the Senate next week as the
new Minister of Tourism and
"The elevation of Vander-
pool-Wallace signals a deter-
mination to get the best and
the brightest into the region's
most important industry,"
said Lelei LeLaulu, a tourism
and development specialist in
Washington DC. "The region
is going into one of the most
critical phases of its develop-
ment and the elevation of
Vanderpool-Wallace signals
a willingness of the political
leadership to start mobilising
political will to deal with the
crisis looming over the
"The appointment of one
brilliant man will not save the
region, but when he's placed
next to other dynamic leaders


leaves the CTO for

government position

like Allen Chastanet of St
Lucia, Edmund Bartlett of
Jamaica and Harold Lovell
of Antigua and Barbuda, then
you have a spearhead of min-
isters who can really make a
difference," he added.
"It's time to get the region
off its laurels before it's too
late and action has to come
from the top," said Mr
LeLaulu, president of Coun-
terpart International and co-
founder of the World
Tourism Forum for Peace
and Sustainable Develop-
"The Caribbean tourism
industry is better equipped to
deal with the challenges of.

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reduced seat capacity, esca-
lating air fares and high fuel
prices following Vincent Vari-
derpool-Wallace's three years
of service as CTO Secretary
General," said LeLaulu, a
member of the Global Sus-
tainable Tourism Alliance set
up by the US Agency for
International Development
"Notonly do the leaders
have to adopt urgent policies
to deal with the oil price cri-
sis, which is more devastat-
ing than some hurricanes, but
they also- have to communi-
cate these policies effectively
to all stakeholders and fortu-
nately for the region Vander-
pool-Wallace is a master com-
municator," added Mr
LeLaulu, whose organisation
produces the Caribbean
Media Exchange on Sustain-
able Tourism (CMEV) which
gathers cabinet ministers
with the media and other
movers and shakers twice a
Lauding the tourism leader
for bringing energy, insight
and a stimulating intellect to
the Barbados-based regional
organisation, Senator Allen
Chastanet, CTO's chairman
as well as St Lucia's Minister
of Tourism and Civil Avia-
tion, lamented Mr Vander-
pool-Wallace's departure, but
was thankful that he will con-
tinue to make a contribution
to the region as Bahamas'
Minister of Tourism and Avi-
"Vincent was a key archi-

tect in the restructuring and
streamlining of the CTO and
the launch of the Caribbean
Tourism Development Com-
pany which now brands the
region with a single voice,"
. he said.
"We congratulate Vincent
on his term at the CTO and
wish him every success as he
returns to his native Bahamas
to continue the fine work that
he started when he was direc-
tor-general of tourism,"
said Cybelle Brown, vice
president .of sales and busi-
ness development with BET
Digital Networks which part-
ners with numerous
Caribbean destinations to
position the region to its
growing audience of
Caribbean vacationers.
"We are thankful that he
will remain in the region to
provide a renewed level of
inspiration to tourism play-
ers in both the public and pri-
vate sector."

Lagrant Foundation,

Ministry of Tourism

to sponsor summer

international intern

dation is teaming up with
the Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism to sponsor a sum-
mer international intern for
The ministry is providing
one of The Lagrant Foun-
dation's (TLF) scholarship.
recipients the opportunity
to participate in the foun-
dation's first-ever interna-
tional internship.
"I am very proud to see
the work the foundation
has continued to do
throughout the past 10
years," said founder and
chairman of TLF, Mr Kim
L Hunter. "It is amasing to
team up with the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation and provide our
first-ever international
Gordon Curry was select-
ed from among the 36
scholarship recipients to
participate in ministry's
summer internship, where
he will be a member of the
communications depart-
Mr Curry is a graduate
student at Virginia Poly-
technic Institute and State
University where he is pur-
suing a master of "commu-
nications degree with an
emphasis in public rela-
During the four-week
internship, he will spend
two weeks in Nassau and
two weeks in Fort Laud-
"We are very excited to
be collaborating with The
Lagrant Foundation by
making an internship avail-
able to one of the 2008
scholarship recipients," said
deputy director general of
tourism,. Tommy Thomp-
son. "We strongly support
the vision of the foundation
and plan on contributing to
its continued success."

The partnership between
the ministry and TLF also
includes awarding a schol-
arship to a Bahamian stu-
dent pursuing a career in
advertising, marketing or
public relations.
This year, in celebration
of its 10th Anniversary,
TLF awarded $250,000 to
36 ethnic minority students
pursuing degrees in adver-
tising, marketing or public
The scholarships were
awarded to 22 undergradu-
ate students in the amount
of $5,000 each and to 14
graduate students in the
amount of $10,000 each.
The Lagrant Foundation
is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3)
organisation in the US
whose mission is to
increase the number of eth-
nic minorities in the fields
of advertising, marketing
and public relations by pro-
viding scholarships, career
development workshops,
professional development,
mentors and internships to
African American, Native
American/Alaska Native,
Asian/Pacific Island Amer-
ican and Hispanic/Latino
undergraduate and gradu-
ate students.

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Tribune Staff Reporter
"I VEX as hell because BEC
still doin' fool with people light
even after they claim we wasn't
going to have mass power out-
ages this summer. An' they
always have an excuse, I never
hear 'bout a company havin' as
much hard luck as dem, because
seem like everyday a cable get-
ting damaged.
"And while BEC turning off
my light keeping me hot at night
gas keep goin' up. Right now I
wish my car would run on sweat
and I would have no problems.
But I wonder what BEC ga' do
when I give them half a pay-,'
ment in return for them giving
me half a light," Carol B, South
"I vex at alla dese no good,
lazy criminal minds out there
who putting' hard-working hon-
est folk at risk while they out
there trying' to tief and ting. I
glad da police shoot dem two
tiefs who try rob da bank the
other day and I hope they lock
them up and throw away the
"Even though I know with
our justice system dem same
thugs ga be walking' around the
streets before we blink. And
then dey wonder why we got.so
much crime. It's dem same low
lives who ain' have sense
enough to pick up a book but
think wrapping their hands
round a gun is make dem man,"
Outraged by crime in Nassau.

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Call for sex education

in schools at young age

SEX education must be
taught in all schools to chil-
dren at a young age in order
to break the cycle of sexual
abuse crimes, maintains Min-
ister of State for Social Devel-
opment Loretta Butler Turn-
The minister believes there
must be a multi-faceted
approach to the issue from the
departments of social services

and education, the police, par-
ents and the schools, who
must work together to instil
moral values and a sense of
self-esteem in children from a
young age.
She said: "Sex education
needs to start with very young
children and it needs to be
more widely accepted. We have
got to educate our kids and be
responsible in our society.

"Our children are exposed
to so much beyond their years,
on the TV, Internet, in their
living quarters, with their fam-
ilies, and we are trying to
teach them discipline and give
them proper moral values."
Mrs Butler-Turner wants
children to be made fully
aware of truth about sexual
abuse as it so often
leads young people into a dan-

gerous, promiscuous life-
However, the education
process if often halted by
teachers or parents who don't
see the need for it or are
uncomfortable teaching it.
Mrs Butler-Turner said: "I
advocate education, and if
parents are not going to do it
the government should take
the responsibility.
"It's imperative that we try
to save this generation and the.
values we impart will only
affect this negative behav-
Another difficulty faced by
the minister's department is
the lack of evidence, because
children are not willing to
report their sexual activity
with older men.
However this is just another
argument for better sex edu-
cation, she said: "Once the
children are educated I

believe they will come forward
with their complaints.
"Once they know we are
looking after their interests
they will open up, and I know
if we were to teach them at a
young age we would be able
to help."

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Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers and
Allied Workers Union has been given the go-ahead
by government to hold a strike vote next week over
what they claim was the unfair dismissal of one of the
union's executives from Morton Bahamas in Inagua.
The vote will take place on Tuesday, and yester-
day the president of the over-arching Trade Union
Congress, Obie Ferguson, said he expects the 85
member-strong union to vote "convincingly and
overwhelmingly" in favour of a strike.
"They all recognize it was totally wrong," said
Mr Ferguson of the firing of former executive vice
president of the BIMAWU, Ken Rolle.
"There's a procedure laid down about how griev-
ances ought to be handled, the company chose not to
follow that but to go directly to dismiss (Mr Rolle)
who was a very active, a very popular member of the
According to Jennifer Brown, BIMAWU secre-
tary-general, master electrician Mr Rolle was fired
from his job after being blamed for reconnecting
the electricity supply to an elderly Inagua resident
who had been disconnected in mass disconnection
Morton Bahamas runs Inagua's electricity plant as
well as the salt works, and is biggest employer on the
Both Ms Brown and Mr Ferguson are convinced
that there was "no evidence" given to prove that Mr
Rolle, an employee of the company for around 30
years, did as he was alleged to have done aside
from the fact that Mr Rolle expressed his opinion
that "they should turn the people's electricity on."

Mr Ferguson and Ms Brown are in agreement
that Mr Rolle's dismissal was the latest in a series of
"uhion-busting" tactics on the part of Morton
However, Glen Bannister, managing director of
Morton Bahamas, yesterday denied this suggestion.
He said: "At no time was the company engaging
in union busting or anything like that."
He claimed that Mr Rolle was dismissed for "vio-
lating policies laid down by the company, for vio-
lating his contract of employment" but added that he
would not comment further because "the matter is
now being discussed at' the Department of Labour."
According to Mr Ferguson, BIMAWU members
had several unsatisfactory meetings with Morton
Bahamas and the Department of Labour before
they sought the strike vote.
The union president will travel to Inagua on Mon-
day to be present as ballots are cast.
Mr Rolle's situation is the latest among a number
of concerns among the membership about the treat-
ment of Morton Bahamas workers by management.
"They're not striking just for that, we also have
outstanding issues where company refuses to resolve
them and its as if whatever happens the employee is
always wrong," said Ms Brown.
Last July BIMAWU president Wilfred Seymour
threatened that the membership would take strike
action over lay-offs the company said were necessary
because there was a low-level of harvestable salt, but
which employees felt were unfair.
"Employees in Inagua are being exploited and
because Inagua is so far away from Nassau, the
company is taking advantage of this," said Ms
She alleged that nine years after its formation
the company "still has not accepted the union."

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BIMAWU given go-ahead

by govt to hold strike vote







THIS year's college graduates owe their
success to many factors, from hectoring par-
ents to cherished remedies for hangovers.
But one of the most remarkable of the new
graduates, Beatrice Biira, credits something
utterly improbable: a goat.
"I am one of the luckiest girls in the world,"
Beatrice declared at her graduation party
after earning her bachelor's degree from Con-
necticut College. Indeed, and it's appropriate
that the goat that changed her life was named
Beatrice's story helps address two of the
most commonly asked questions about for-
eign assistance: "Does aid work?" and "What
can I do?"
The tale begins in the rolling hills of west-
ern Uganda, where Beatrice was born and
raised. As a girl, she desperately yearned for
an education, but it seemed hopeless: Her
parents were peasants who couldn't afford
to send her to school.
The years passed and Beatrice stayed home
to help with the chores. She was on track to
become one more illiterate African woman,
another of the continent's squandered human
In the meantime, in Niantic, Conn., the
children of the Niantic Community Church
wanted to donate money for a good cause.
They decided to buy goats for African vil-
lagers through Heifer International, a ven-
erable aid group based in Arkansas that helps
impoverished farming families.
A dairy goat in Heifer's online gift cata-
logue costs $120; a flock of chicks or ducklings
costs just $20.
One of the goats bought by the Niantic
church went to Beatrice's parents and soon
produced twins. When the kid goats were
weaned, the children drank the goat's milk for
a nutritional boost and sold the surplus milk
for extra money.
The cash from the milk accumulated, and
Beatrice's parents decided that they could
now afford to send their daughter to school.
She was much older than the other first-
graders, but she was so overjoyed that she
studied diligently and rose to be the best stu-
dent in the school.
An American visiting the school was
impressed and wrote a children's book,
"Beatrice's Goat," about how the gift of a
goat had enabled a bright girl to go to school.
The book was published in 2000 and became
a children's best seller but there is now
room for a more remarkable sequel.
Beatrice was such an outstanding student
that she won a scholarship, not only to Ugan-
da's best girls' high school, but also to a prep

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school in Massachusetts and then to Con-
necticut College. A group of 20 donors to
Heifer International coordinated by a
retired staff member named Rosalee Sinn,
who fell in love with Beatrice when she saw
her at age 10 financed the girl's living
A few years ago, Beatrice spoke at a Heifer
event attended by Jeffrey Sachs, the econo-
mist. Sachs was impressed and devised what
he jokingly called the "Beatrice Theorem" of
development economics: Small inputs can
lead to large outcomes.
Granted, foreign assistance doesn't always
work and is much harder than it looks. "I
won't lie to you. Corruption is high in Ugan-
da," Beatrice acknowledges.
A crooked local official might have dis-
tributed the goats by demanding that girls
sleep with him in exchange. Or Beatrice's
goat might have died or been stolen. Or
unpasteurized milk might have sickened or
killed Beatrice.
In short, millions of things could go wrong.
But when there's rood model in place, they
often go right. That's why villagers in western
Uganda recently held a special Mass and a
feast to celebrate the first local person to
earn a college degree in America.
Moreover, Africa will soon have a new
asset: a well-trained professional to improve
governance. Beatrice plans to earn a mas-
ter's degree at the Clinton School of Public
Service in Arkansas and then return to Africa
to work for an aid group.
Beatrice dreams of working on projects to
help women earn and manage money more
effectively, partly because she has seen in
her own village how cash is always controlled
by men. Sometimes they spent it partying
with buddies at a bar, rather than educating
their children. Changing that culture won't be
easy, Beatrice says, but it can be done.
When people ask how they can help in the
fight against poverty, there are a thousand
good answers, from sponsoring a child to
supporting a grass-roots Organization.
The challenges of global poverty are vast
and complex, far beyond anyone's power to
resolve, and buying a farm animal for a poor
family won't solve them. But Beatrice's gid-
dy happiness these days is still a reminder
that each of us does have the power to make
a difference to transform a girl's life with
something as simple and cheap as a little
(This article was written by
Nicholas D. Kristof .2008 New York
Times News Service).

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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 5TH day of JULY 2008 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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NOTICE is hereby given that WENDER CLECIDOR of
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 5TH day
of JULY 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

mi shopping for your chil-
dren's school clothing and
return home on Monday, 30th
June. The customs officer will
ask you if your purchases were
for personal or commercial
use, you will tell him/her that
they are personal. After
declaring $600 of the $1,600
you really spent, you tell the
officer that you wish to claim
your $300 exemption. The
officer will then charge you 25
per cent, which is the rate you
pay presently on clothing pur-
chases brought in as baggage
for personal use, on the
remaining $300 and you pay
him/her $75. On the other
hand, if you return on or after
July 1st you will have to pay
25 per cent plus the 7 per cent
stamp tax which equals 32 per
cent, plus 3 per cent roundup
for a total of 35 per cent; a
whopping 10 per cent increase
on shirts, pants, dresses, shoes
and children's clothing, etc.
This is how well Ingraham and
Laing are looking after our
poor and needy Bahamians.
The government may have
removed the 2 per cent stamp
tax from flour, grits, corned
beef, canned fish and butter,
but Ingraham and Laing have
increased the rate of duty on

passengers with clothing and
shoes purchases by the 10 per
cent, as I outlined above. This
is what they have done across
the board with the entire tar-
iff, hence the reason why they
are able to project a 26 per
cent increase in revenue from
customs duty for 2008/2009 fis-
cal year.
With respect to the "Excise
tariff" which is off limits to
the WTO, it is really a sup-
plementary tariff being intro-
duced for the sole purpose of
lodging the high duty rate
items, extrapolated from the
1st schedule of the main tariff
and hidden from the eyes of
the probing WTO. It is
designed, primarily, to be used
in conjunction with the 1st
schedule of the main tariff
presently in use. The 1st
schedule of the present tariff
may indicate that motor vehi-
cles are "duty free" but no
such luck, for there will be a
code indicating where you
should look in the "excise tar-
iff" to find the duty rate
payable. Very clever trick you
say? Not clever enough, I sub-
mit. I hope that I am able to
shed some light on this maze
of confusion created by this
inept FNM government.

Grand Bahama,
July 1, 2008.

EDITOR, The Tribune.

IF, IN fact, customs duties
are being reduced across the
board to benefit and bring
relief to suffering Bahamian
working families, as this "mat-
ter of trust" FNM government
is trying to get you to believe,
how is it then that the revenue
projected to be collected in
the 2008/2009 budget year will
exceed that of the 2007/2008
year by some 26 per cent or
$146,500,000 or from
$605,800,000 to $752,300,000
with a national projected
growth rate of only 2 per cent?
How is that possible? Take it
from me, this is another, very
well, disguised lie and they
think you are stupid.
Banking on the fact that
Bahamians don't read and
that you will never try and
find out what the truth is for
yourselves, Ingraham and
Laing, in seeking to comply
with the demands by the
WTO, requiring all member
countries to lower their cus-
toms duty rates on all high tar-
iff items, took the opportunity
to hoodwink the Bahamian
people and I will tell you how
they did it, if you are willing to
listen to me.
Ingraham and Laing, well
aware that the WTO has no
jurisdiction and will not ques-
tion the Bahamas, as they
don't any other country, about
taxes that are levied domesti-
cally or within our borders on
goods produced locally, made
the decision to create two tar-
iffs, one disguised as being for
fees imposed and collected on
goods produced and or manu-
factured locally (The "Excise
tariff") and the other for fees
to be imposed at the border
on all foreign imports; the two
tariffs to come into force or
into effect, simultaneously on
the 1st July 2008, the begin-
ning of the country's
2008/2009 fiscal year. I should
tell you; or maybe I shouldn't
tell you; yes I will tell you; the
whole damn thing is a hoax
being played on the WTO and
poor, unsuspecting, working
class Bahamians.
To further confuse Bahami-
ans, the Ingraham government
has decided to merge the
stamp tax with the duty and
then rounding the figure
upward, effectively increasing
the rate of duty payable after
July 1st, on many items
imported, say, as cargo by 3
per cent and if arrive as pas-
senger baggage the duty rate
increase is 10 per cent; permit
me to explain. You go to Mia-

If duties are

being reduced,

why is revenue

projected to rise?

Proposed new pipeline

to Nassau for natural gas

EDITOR, The Tribune.
IT HAS taken us seven years to learn about LNG, natural gas in
its liquid form, meanwhile we haven't stayed abreast of later devel-
Whereas one can opt to liquefy propane (cooking gas) either by
cooling it down to a modest 40 or 50 degrees below zero or alter-
natively by putting it under moderate pressure; or by a little bit of
both, refrigeration and pressure; natural gas poses a tougher prob-
It will liquefy at an extreme low temperature around 260
degrees Fahrenheit. It is for all practical purposes impossible to liq-
uefy natural gas by pressure alone. Hence today the world has a
huge global investment in refrigerating systems and of very sophis-
ticated large tankers to move the liquefied natural gas to mar-
In the past couple years there has been a new wave of interest in
transporting natural gas under pressure. It won't be in a liquid
form, but that is immaterial.
The objective is simply to pack a lot of molecules of gas into a
small space, for economic transport to the marketplace. A com-
pressed natural gas tanker will simply have in its hull a number of
very large cylinders with thick walls that will resemble giant versions
of your household cooking gas tank.
Major classification societies (The organizations that pass judg-
ment upon how ships are constructed) have approved designs for
CNG tankers, ie Compressed Natural Gas tankers. For long
transoceanic voyages and for large quantities of gas LNG is still the
economic way to go. However for distributing smaller quantities of
gas along shorter coastal routes, CNG is emerging as the best way
to go. .
Perhaps rather than build a $208 million 10 inch pipeline across
the flats from Ocean Cay and then somehow working around the
problems of crossing Tongue Of The Ocean, we should look very
carefully at using a pair of small CNG tankers. While one larger ship
would be more economy we couldn't risk dependence upon a sin-
gle vessel.
The weight of a day's demand by BEC for natural gas will be very
Whether there is a path from Ocean Cay to north end of Andros
that would permit a vessel drawing, say, 14 feet of draft might be the
cheapest way to move gas to BEC.
If that is not possible (and it well may not be) then the small dis-
tribution tankers would have to run 40 odd miles north and
approach from Great Isaacs just as all the big cruise ships do.
This will be a bit longer voyage and demand slightly larger ships.
A CNG marine system will mean long term employment for
Bahamians filling about 20 shipboard jobs. Perhaps we should be
trying hard to minimise foreign investment in tittle ships or in a
domestic pipeline. Private Bahamian capital can surely very easi-
ly do the domestic transport. In turn that may mean that BEC
can negotiate a better price for buying gas FOB (Free On Board
Ship) at Ocean Cay.
CNG deserves a close look-in any event.
June 27, 2008.

NOTICE is hereby given that JEAN-SIMON SIMON
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
28TH day of JUNE 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

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Haitian man

assisting police

Tribune Freeport
year-old Haitian man is
assisting police with their
investigations in connection
with the discovery of five
illegal Haitians on Thurs-
day at Bahama Terrace.
Chief Supt Basil Rah-
ming said the man is
believed to be the driver of
a green GM Suburban van
that was stopped by police
in the area of the Sunrise
According to reports, as
police approached the van
the driver bolted from the
window and escaped into
nearby bushes.
Police discovered several
Haitians with suitcases
inside the van. It is believed
that they were part of an
alleged smuggling attempt.
(See story page 7).
A Bahamas Customs
officer on duty at the South
Bimini International Air-
port discovered marijuana
hidden inside a bag of dog
According to reports, the
officer was at the airport
around 9am on Thursday
examining a bag of dog
food when she discovered
a plastic bag containing five
ounces of marijuana con-
cealed inside.
She handed the narcotics
over to the police. Drug
Enforcement Unit Officers
in Freeport are investigat-


cat to exchange

for her dog'
POLICE say a South
Florida woman stole a
couple's cat to get them
to return her dog,
according to Associated
Linda Urioste's black
Labrador was recently
picked up by animal con-
trol officers and later
adopted by Jutta Hollar
and her husband.
Hollar learned a cou-
ple weeks later that
Urioste had been to the
shelter looking for the
Hollar says she had
considered returning the
animal until she met
Urioste, who yelled and
threatened to sue.
A few days later, the
couple realized their cat
was missing. Police say
Urioste left a phone
message with the Hollars
saying that she had their
cat and was willing to
trade it for the dog.
Police charged Urioste
on Saturday with theft
and extortion.
She was released from
jail on a $6,000 bond.


Attorney General, Minister of

State, bid farewell to Senate

Tribune Staff Reporter
Claire Hepburn and Elma
Campbell, state minister for
immigration, bid farewell to the
Senate yesterday, as both
women are set to step down
from the Ingraham Cabinet and
frontline politics on Monday.
"During the past year, Mr
Vice President, I have had the
good fortune of working with
some very dedicate, competent
and loyal public servants and
officers in my ministry," said
Mrs Hepburn. "I am proud to
have been associated with them
and I would like to publicly
report my thanks for their loy-
alty and support."
The attorney general rejected
the assertion that she is depart-
ing due to a lack of confidence
in the staff of her office.
Instead, she said that she is
departing to assume other
responsibilities the public will
soon become aware of.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham foreshadowed her
appointment to another public

office earlier this week while
announcing his cabinet shuffle.
It has been widely speculated
that Mrs Hepburn will be
named a justice of the Supreme
Elma Campbell, who is to
become the ambassador to Chi-
na, used the occasion to thank
the people of the Elizabeth con-
stituency the seat she unsuc-
cessfully contested for their
support over the last 14 months.
"To them I say a heartfelt
thank you," she said. "I shall
be gone but you shall not be
She also expressed her grati-
tude to the staff of the Immi-
gration Department and that
of the Ministry of National
Security for their assistance
during her term as minister.
Both women also thanked
the prime minister for provid-
ing them with the opportunity
to serve in his cabinet.
The resignations of both min-
isters will take effect on Mon-
day from both the Senate and
the cabinet.
Loretta Butler-Turner will be
the only remaining woman in
the Ingraham cabinet.

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LMR DRUGS donated six treatment clIairs to the Grand Bahama
Health Services on Thursday. Seen from left are Aniska Saunders,
marketing officer LMR; hospital administrator Sharon Williams; Kim
Simmons, LMR general manager; and Mavis Ward, manager of
Allied Health at GBHS.

Six intravenous

treatment chairs are

donated to hospital

Tribune Freeport
Memorial Hospital received a
donation from LMR Drugs of
six intravenous treatment
chairs to assist in the care of
hospital patients.
LMR marketing officer
Aniska Saunders and general
manager Kim Simmons made
the donation in the hospital's
foyer on Thursday. Adminis-
trator Sharon Williams and
Mavis Ward, manager of
Allied Health, accepted on
behalf of Grand Bahama
Health Services.
According to the LMR
representatives, the treatment
chairs provide reclined
position seating for six
patients receiving intravenous

"This allows the hospital to
keep much needed beds avail-
able for other patients in need
of them," they said.
Ms Simmons said LMR has
been under new management
for about a year and wanted
to give back to the communi-
"This is the first step and
we feel this is something that
will help the whole communi-
ty," she said. "Dr Havard
Cooper is the president of
LMR Drugs and he felt it was
something that was needed at

the hospital."
Sharon Williams said
she is always very pleased
about assistance from corpo-
rate citizens of Grand
"We are seeing over the
past few months an increase
in corporate donations to the
GBHS and we are looking
forward to more organizations
stepping forward.
"We are very happy that
LMR has included the hospi-
tal as part of their humanitar-
ian cause," she said.

Ms Williams said the GBHS
is Refurbishing its emergency
room over the next few
months and the treatment
chairs will definitely be utilised
patients in that area.
"We have noticed that a lot
of patients have been coming
in to access health care ser-
vices and at times it becomes
difficult to accommodate
patients at one time.
"This (donation) will allow
our patients to wait in com-
fort while they are also being
treated," she said.
Ms Williams thanked LMR
Drugs for the donation.
LMR Drugs reopened
under new management in
2007. Dr Havard Cooper pur-
chased the business and com-
pletely renovated the drug
store, adding a full service
photography studio as well as
a drive-thru for the pharmacy

THE NINE elected local gov-
ernment representaid ve,' lor
the City of Freeport Council
were sworn in as council-
lors on Tuesday at the
Council's Office. Alvin
Smith, son of former cabi-
net minister and MP, CA
Smith, was elected as chiel
councillor and Joanna New-
ton-Russell as deputy chief
councillor. The nine mem-
ber council sworn in were
William Martinborough
Alvin Smith, Joanna New-
ton-Russell, Hansel Collie,
Kevin Ferguson, April Gow,
Fritz Th'ompson, Urise Mae
Farrington, and Philip
S Franks.


Saturday, July 5th, 2008

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Saluting the following winners of the 2008
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Celebrating National Pride Day in

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"St Cecilia Urban Renewal"

Rev Roberta was in Rawson Square yesterday,
boasting about the yield of her and her student's
hard work.
In Coconut Grove, Rev Roberta teache- craft
every Thursday afternoon. She takes in 12 stu-
dents each semester, motivating persons who are
unemployed and want to learn to use their
hands for a living.
The government supplies the machines used in
their straw weaving workshop, and she buys the
straw from individual suppliers.
"This is an excellent opportunity for anybody
who wants to work because the course is free."
At the centre, students can learn to craft straw
bags, jewellery, shell ornaments, candle holders
and different desk pieces, working with beads,
straw and native shells.

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In The Inspiration of The Bib

ome, join us as welcome together and uncover
the rich treasures of life in the
#1 Best Seller of all times.

lMorning W:e ,ip er.ce ....... 8.30 a.m.
Sundoy School for all ages.. 9.45 a.m.
Adult Educalror ........... 9.45 am.
,WorsniO Service................... 1100 a.m .
Spanioh Ser ice .................... 8.00 a.m.
Eiening Worshio Service ........ 6.30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY at 7:30 p.m.
Selective Biole Teaching
Royal anger; (Boys Club) 4-16 yrs.
.,inisr,-le (Girls Club) 4-16 yrs,
FRIDAY at 7:30 p.m.
Youth Ministry Meeting
5unraov; at 8:30 om. ZNS 1 -E'.PLE TIME

Assembly Of God

"M Stubbs Conch

Shell Creation"

Mr Stubbs has practised shell carving for the
last five years and said yesterday that it is very
hard work.
"You do have to have some artistic skill," said
He spends two to three hours on each piece,
and sells them at his stall on Paradise Island for
about $35, depending on the complexity of the
particular conch shell.
To carve the intricate designs out of conch
shell,' he said one must alternate wet and dry
"And my business depends heavily on the
tourism market," Stubbs said, "so the National
Pride Day is a good way to showcase my craft".


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TWorship Time: 11a.m. & 7p.m.

Prayer Time: 10:15a.m. to 10:45a.m.

Church School during Worship Service
Place: Tiwvnam Heights
offPrince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev Henley Perry
PO.Box SS-5631
Telephone number: 324-2538
Telefax number: 324-2587

"Celestine's Woodcarving"

Celestine proudly showcased her wooden art-
work at yesterday's event, as well as her award
for creative arts, won in 2007 and featured in the
Cacique Award handbook.
She has been in the woodcarving business for
36 years, but still remembers her teacher John
Panza, an expert Bahamian woodcarver.
He taught her and a group of straw vendors the
art of carving wild tamarind, madeira, horseflesh
cedar, and other woods with chisels, hatchets and
Celestine reported that it can take up to 12
hours to create a larger statue, and as little as 15
minutes for a smaller one.
As a full time sports teacher at Doris Johnson
High School, she carves in her spare time, attend-
ing tourist shows and national events like this one.


'Sunday School: 10am FUNDAMENTAL
Preaching 11am & 7:30pm EVANGELISTIC
Radio Bible Hour:
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2 astor:H. Mills
Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm
"Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are"
Pastor: H. Mills Phone: 393-0563 Box N-36221

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IBailtou Hill Ra 8 Chapel Slreel) PO Box CB-130 6
The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
7:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Rosemary Williams
11:00 a.m. Rev. Carla Culmer/Sis. Nathalie Thompson (HC)
7:00 p.m. Bro. Jamicko Forde/Board of Men & Women's Ministry
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G-8 leaders
face ominous
woes this year
* SAPPORO, Japan
BETWEEN surging oil
prices, food inflation and a cred-
it crunch that's depressed glob-
al growth, leaders from the
Group of Eight economic pow-
ers face the gravest combina-
tion of economic woes in at
least a decade when they gather
next week, according to Associ-
ated Press.
The outlook has darkened
dramatically since last year's
summit in Germany, when the
leaders declared the global
economy was in "good condi-
tion" and oil cost $70 a barrel -
which seemed high at the time.
Since then, the U.S. subprime
mortgage crisis has erupted,
roiling markets and battering
financial firms. Oil has doubled
to above $140 and food prices
have jumped, hurting the poor
in particular and raising the
threat of political instability.
"Things have changed for the
worse across the board," said
Robert Hormats, vice chairman
at Goldman Sachs (Interna-
tional) Corp. in New York.
Hormats argues that the eco-
nomic problems now are more
serious and widespread than
during the Asian financial crisis
of 1997-98, where the pain was
largely limited to emerging mar-
"Now you have a financial
disorder where the epicenter is
the U.S.," he said. And fuel and
food inflation "are serious mat-
ters that affect large numbers
of people."
Host Japan put global warm-
ing at the top of the summit's
agenda, but the dilemma of how
to respond to accelerating infla-
tion and slowing global eco-
nomic growth could grab the
Prime Minister Yasuo Fuku-
da has said he hopes the July
7-9 meeting at a hot springs
resort-in Hokkaido, Japan's
northern island, will "show
some direction" in tackling oil
and food prices but stressed it
was only "one step" in a longer

Protecting visitors



PROTECTING visitors and the
places they frequent remains "a matter
of priority for the government," Per-
manent Secretary in the Ministry of
National Security, Missouri Sherman-
Peter said.
She was addressing the Grand
Bahama Security Council's third annu-
al symposium on behalf of Minister
of National Security Tommy
"Crime and security initiatives yield
the best results when they are the prod-
uct of co-operation and collaboration,"
said Mrs Sherman-Peter. "Countering
crime and criminality is everybody's
The Symposium was a joint venture
between the Ministry of Tourism and
-the Grand Bahama Island Tourism
Security Council.
Participants were drawn from the
Royal Bahamas Police Force, the
Department of Immigration, the Cus-
toms Department and security person-


nel who work in hospitality and tourism
The Ministry of National Security
also has responsibility for licensing pri-
vate security firms and officers.
Minister Turnquest, she said, was
supportive of the symposium "because
of its potential to improve safety and
security in the Bahamas overall.
"We understand fully that the
tourism industry is the engine of growth
of our economy.
"We also fully appreciate that safety
and security is an overriding factor
attracting tourists.
"Any increase in crime in a tourism
destination becomes immediately
noticeable, and even more' so when it is
the subject of travel advisories."
It has been the Bahamas' experience
that crime against tourists "is low," she
"The position of government, police
force and concerned stakeholders is
that our visitors ought to be safe in the
Bahamas," said Mrs. Sherman-Peter.
"This is the concept underpinning

current, stepped up initiatives toi
tourism policing in New Providence.
"It takes the position that any crime
against a visitor is one crime too many."
The government is investing in tech-
nology and transportation to cep the
Royal Bahamas Police Force: "on the
cutting edge of law enforcenicit, :;she
The police force has indicated its; will-
ingness to train private security per-
sonnel to better carry out their func-
tions, she said.
"This is a positive developimeiLt. as it
enhances the professionalism aindc capa-
bility of the private security officers
concerned," said Mrs Sherian-Peters.
The government is also consulting
with the stakeholders in tourism, in its
quest to enhance the safety and ;scuri-
ty of visitors.
Last May 29, "very useful consulta-
tions were held between the Hotel
Association and the minister ol Nation-
al Security, in which innovations such as
CCTV were discussed. This is a matter
now being actively pursued," she said.

Police on Grand Bahama may have

foiled human smuggling operation

Tribune Freeport
Bahama Police may have
foiled a human smuggling
operation on Wednesday
evening when officers arrested
five Haitians near a marina in
Bahama Terrace.
Chief Supt Basil Rahming,
press liaison officer, said three
Haitian women and one man

Five Haitians are

arrested near marina

were taken into custody
around 10.30pm in the vicini-
ty of the Sunrise Marina, for-
merly known as the Running
Mon Marina.
According to reports, offi-
cers on patrol spotted a green

GM Surburban van travelling
in the area with a number of
occupants who were acting
As officers stopped the
vehicle to make a security
check, a black male driver

suddenly bolted, out through
the driver's window and
escaped into the nearby bush-
Supt Rahming said officers
were able to quickly appre-
hend the five persons in the
van who were also attempting
to flee.
He said the immigrants
were between 23 and 30 years
of age and did not have any
,documentation authorising
them to be in the Bahamas.
Mr Rahming said they were

carrying suitcases containing
clothing and other personal
items with them.
"It appeared that they were
'about to embark on a smug-
gling journey into the United
States," he said
The five immigrants
were handed over to the
Bahamas Im migration
Department for further inves-
Mr Rahming said a search is
underway for the suspect who
fled inlo the bushes.

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Is seeking to employ an

The incumbent must possess the following minimum requirements:

Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering including a minimum of five (5) years experience performing
the following:

* Planning, organizing, leading and monitoring the effective implementation of preventive
maintenance for heavy equipment and support engineering services within a heavy duty mobile
equipment industry, materials management and facilities maintenance (container port industry
will be a plus).

* Manage a compliment of 100 150 engineers and technicians in a productivity oriented

* Coordinate and implement programs for training and development in the engineering field.

* Execute pre-planned preventative and corrective maintenance programs in the Engineering
Department in accordance with the organizations strategy and objectives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to the following:

Assist and support the Engineering Manager in the monitoring, managing, and enhancement of
mechanical, electrical and electronic services for terminal operations. Provide assistance to the
Engineering Services Department in the development and control of business and budget planning and
implementation of strategies of key management objectives. Produce standardized engineering
operating procedures and work instructions to all supervisory and line s' ff.

Communicate and set performance standards and behaviours in accordance with the department's goals
and objectives while imposing ethical obligations to act for the benefit of the company and its' clients,
Develop support systems, through own experiences and research in supporting engineering functions
while sharing and collaborating with the terminal operations manager for provision of services to the

Ensure and direct all health and safety at work requirements and company policies related thereto.

Interested qualified candidates are asked to email Resumes to adsfcp.com.bs to the Freeport
Container Port Limited; Attention: Human Resources Director or mail to P.O. Box F-42465, Freeport,
Grand Bahama on or before July 18, 2008.


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Hotel union officials denied

access to Our Lucaya Resort




CLE/Qui/No. 1206


ACT 1959


District of the Island of New Providence,
Parcel "A" ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of
land being the Eastern portion of Lot Number
283 and situate between Cow Pen Road and
Oxford Street in the Western District of the
Island of New Providence and measuring
approximately 2.27 acres and being bounded
Eastwardly by a Road Reservation and
running thereon (412.27) feet Westwardly by
another portion of Lot No. 282 and running
thereon (354.50) feet and Northwardly by
Oxford Street and running thereon (259.94)
feet a and Southwardly by a portion of Lot
284 and running thereon (261.06) feet.

Parcel "B" ALL THAT parcel or lot of land being
Lot Number 284 measuring approximately
4.98 acres situate between Cow Pen Road and
Oxford Street .in the Western District of the
Island of New Providence and being bounded
Eastwardly by a Road Reservation and running
thereon (412.29 feet Westwardly by a portion
of Lot No. 282 and running thereon (412.29)
feet Northwardly by Lot No. 283 and running
thereon (531.06) feet Southwardly by Cow
Pen Road and running thereon (530.75) feet.
HOSEA COX claim to be the owner in fee
.simple in possession of the said lands and
has made application to the Supreme Court
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under
Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to
have his title to the said lands investigated and
the nature and extent thereof determined in a
Certificate of Title to be-granted by the Court in
accordance with thepro tsions of the said Act:.- A.
plan of the said Lail iy be.,inspected during,
normal working hours at the following places.

(a) The Registry of the
Supreme Court, BitCo
Building, Nassau,
Bahamas; and

(b) The Chambers of V. Alfred
Gray & Company, Suite
#5 The Malcolm Building,
Bay Street & Victoria Ave.,
Nassau, Bahamas.

that any person or persons
having dower or right of dower or an Adverse
Claim or Claim not recognized in the Petition
shall on or before 8th day of August, A.D.
2008 file in the Supreme Court of the City
of Nassau in the Island of New Providence,
The Bahamas and serve on the Petitioner or
the undersigned a Statement of his Claim
aforesaid. Non compliance with this Notice
will operate as a bar' to such claim.

Nassau, The Bahamas.

Attorneys for the Petitioner

FROM page one

moned police officers to the
resort around 11.45am to
confront the men.
Mr Morley said that they
have been denied access to
the resort since February
even though they are the
elected union representatives
for the union in Freeport.
He thinks it unfair that
they are denied access to the
property as they are entitled
to meet with their members.
A rift among union execu-
tives has resulted in internal
wrangling at the BHCAWU,
where two factions are now
at odds.
The faction of union presi-
dent Roy Colebrooke, secre-
tary general Leo Douglas,
and treasurer Basil McKenzie
are being accused of misap-
propriation of funds by the
other faction led by first vice
president Ian Neely and sev-

en other union executives.
Mr Morley and Mr Collie
said that they are not being
allowed access to represent
members in Freeport on the
instructions of Mr Cole-
In a letter sent in March,
2008, Mr Colebrook
informed resort official Jon
Markoulis that Mr Morley
and Mr Collie are not to act
on behalf of the union. He
further stated that persons
would be appointed from
Nassau to deal with union
matters in Freeport.
Mr Morley said it is preju-
dicial to the membership in
Freeport which has elected
them to represent their inter-
"I have been elected to
serve for three years. I have
been trying to come on Our
Lucaya property since Feb-
ruary and I have been told
by management that they
were informed by Mr Cole-

brooke that persons were
coming down from Nassau to
run the affairs of the
Freeport office," he said.
Mr Morley claims that until
executives have resolved the
internal wrangle, if one side
is barred from the resort the
other side should also be
Mr Morley criticised the
leadership of Mr Colebrooke.
"We are in a decaying state
as a result of Roy Cole-
brooke's leadership. The
industrial agreement that was
signed (for workers at Our
Lucaya) was one of the worst
in the history of the union,"
he said. ,
Mr Morley claims that the
agreement takes the mem-
bership 10 years backward in
that workers are now work-
ing four hours. He feels that
management is taking full
advantage of the fact that the
union is divided and weak-

Three charged in

connection with

bank hold-up

FROM page one

poral 2445 Natasha Black and Shurun Winder.
Court dockets also state that on July 2 the men
Were in possession of a 12 gauie shotgun with
intent to endanger the life of woman police
Sergeant 1729 Raquel Hanna. The men were
not required to plead to the charges.
It is further alleged that the men were in pos-
session of the shotgun with intent to resist the
lawful arrest of Corporal 835 Dermicko Pinder,
Constable 100 Terrence Collie and Detective
Sergeant 1695 Dwayne Ferguson. Police have
also charged the men with possession of an
unlicensed rusty coloured Browning 9 mm pis-
tol and an unlicensed black pistol grip Maver-
ick model 88, 12 gauge shotgun. The men
pleaded not guilty to all of the aforementioned
The men also have been charged with caus-
ing $2,078 worth of damage to a blue 2007

Ford Crown Victoria, the property of the Roy-
al Bahamas Police Force; $3,000 damage to a
black 1999 Volkswagen; $1,200 damage to a
white Chevrolet AstroVan and $1,333.65 dam-
age to a glass door, ceiling and wooden counter,
the property of Scotiabank. It is also alleged
that the men assaulted Evernick and Hubertha
Jeanty with a black Maverick shotgun and stole
a black 1994 Honda Accord valued at $4,000,
the property of Marvin Hanna. The men plead-
ed not guilty to the charges as well as multiple
charges of receiving. The men were remanded
to Her Majesty's Prison. The case was
adjourned to July 8 for fixture and transferred
to Court 5, Bank Lane.
Attorney Jomo Campbell who appeared on
behalf of Mackey asked that the court's record
reflect that his client had complained that he
had been physically abused by police. He said
that the other defendants had similar com-
plaints. Mr Campbell asked that the defen-
dants receive medical treatment.

Bahamian police in Florida to discuss

the matter of Troyniko McNeil

FROM page one

in Miami because his old one
had expired.
"The police, instead of just
picking him up at the airport
had the US police arrest him,"
the source said.
The source claimed that
arranging for US police to
arrest McNeil in Florida

makes it appear as if Troyniko
is on run, when that is not the
McNeil, the source further
claimed, was planning to will-
ingly return to the Bahamas
to speak with police in order
to "clear the air."
The source said that in his
opinion police have concen-
trated too much on the
McNeil family during the

investigation and have failed
to examine all the evidence
and look at other more obvi-
ous suspects.
Mr Taylor, a prominent
handbag designer, was found
stabbed to death in his Mount-
batten House home last
McNeil is the first individual
to be identified as a person of
interest in the murder case.

Boat captain

FROM page one

Glenroy Russell, 36, of
Lowe Sound, Andros, was
arraigned before Magistrate
Andrew Forbes. He was
charged with three counts of
manslaughter by negligence in
the death of two unidentified
Haitian men and one woman.
It is alleged that on May
25, Russell, was the captain of
the capsized 27ft white and red
speedboat, which was found
floating in waters off Sandy
Cay, West End.
Russell, who is a resident of
Watkins Lane,. Freeport,
pleaded not guilty to the
According to reports, a cap-
sized vessel was discovered in
shark infested waters off West
End on May 25. The bodies
of four Haitians were also
floating near the vessel. Three
bodies were recovered by res-
cuers, however, a fourth body
was being eaten by sharks.
Four other persons, includ-
ing a Haitian pastor, were ini-
tially charged in the matter.
They were Bahamian Paul
Ferguson, 39, of No. 5 Victoria
Lane, Queens Cove; Haitian
Nicles Thervil, 43, of No.147
Explorers Way; Jamaican
Sharon Bembridge, 42, of No.
5 Victoria Lane, Queen's
Cove; and Haitian Luc Liber-
al, 79, of No. 17 Bass Lane.
Magistrate Andrew Forbes
adjourned the matter to Janu-
ary 19, 2009 for trial, and
remanded .Russell to Her
Majesty's Prison, Fox Hill.
Additionally, Russell was
charged with possession of
dangerous drugs. He pleaded
guilty to possession of quanti-
ty of cocaine and was sen-
tenced to 12 months impris-


FROM page one

According to the five-day
prediction model, Tropical
Storm Bertha is expected to
pass the Bahamas to the far
east late Wednesday or early
However, Mr Dean said
that because the storm sys-
tem is expected to be far out
over the ocean by that time,
the Bahamas should not feel
any effects.
The Chief Meteorologist
said that it is very unlikely
that the storm system will
change its 'course by next
"It's not expected to make
landfall anywhere," he said.
Mr Dean said that Bahami-
an meteorologists are also
monitoring a "small system"
south of Hispaniola. Howev-
er, he said that this system is
not expected to turn into a
threat for the Bahamas.
The first named storm this
year, Arthur, formed in the
Atlantic one day before the
2008 season officially started
on June 1.
Meteorologists expect an
"above average" hurricane
season this year.
The Colorado State Uni-
versity forecast team upgrad-
ed its.early season forecast in
April, and is now anticipat-
ing 15 named storms forming
in the Atlantic basin between
June 1 and November 30.
Eight of the storms are pre-
dicted to become hurricanes,
and of those, four are expect-
ed to.develop into major hur-
ricanes with sustained winds
of 111 mph or greater.




International Co-operative Day


"Confronting Climate Change

through Co-operative Enterprise"

Message of the International Co-operative Alliance

86th ICA International Co-operative Day

14th UN International Day of Cooperatives

The International Co-operative
Day is celebrated on the first Saturdy
of July every year. Its aim is to increase
awareness on co-operatives and
promote the movements successes
and ideals of International solidarity,
economic efficiency, equality, and
world peace.The International Day
also aims to strengthen and extend
partnerships between the International
co-operative movement and other factors,
Including governments, at local, national and
international levels.
The global Co-operative Movement brings
together over 800 million people from around the world and
the United Nations estimated In 1994 that nearly 3 billion of
the worlds population earnings is directly inlked to cooperative
The cooperative movement in the Bahamas has also
made significant and positive impact.With just over 30,000
members, the sector has a gross asset base of over $238

Co-operatives are rising to the challenge of climate
change at a scale and pace which shows leadership in a
number of countries and sectors around the world. While
some commit to cutting green house gas emissions,
others are striving towards carbon neutrality, and all are
worldking towards economic, social and environmental
sustainability. Climate change is after all more than
simply an environmental concern; it has an undeniable
impact on the economic and social well-being of peoples
around the world.
Co-operatives in all sectors are confronting climate
change for example, agricultural and fishery co-
operatives are looking at energy usage from production
to market, they are looking at their emissions (carbon
and nitrogen) seeking to be neutral or indeed have a
positive impact they are embarking on green energy
production or innovative feed to reduce emissions from
livestock production; consummer co-operatives are seeking
to reduce their carbon footprints both in-store, but also
in terms of their own operations as well as their suppliers,
and, they are active in providing education to members
and consumers; housing co-operatives are using
sustainable construction materials and designing eco-
buildings; co-operative banks and credit unions are
providing incentives to invest in energy efficient
technology through competitive mortgage, consumer
and business loans; insurance co-operatives are finding
innovative ways to keep premiums down while still being
able to cover the changing needs of their members with
regard to the increasing risk due to extreme weather
patterns and natural disasters linked to climate change;
energy co-operatives are striving to provide clean and
sustainable energy through wind, solar and bio-fuels;
and many other co-operatives are working daily to ensure
that they are sustainable enterprises both economically,
socially, and environmentally.
A number of co-operatives have taken leadership
roles at the international level partnering with the United

Nations Environment
Progmme's Climate Neutral
Network, committing to the UN
Global Compact "Caring for
Climate" action platform, and
many more are active at the
national level. Equally, f not
more important, however, are
the actions take on a daily basi
by large and small co-operative
who are conscious that every effort
no matter how small, can contribute
to slowing climate change impacts.
These activities however are not new. After
all, co-operatives have been active in promoting
sustainable development for over 150 years. Because co-
operatives are democratically controlled business,
operating under values and principles which include
social responsibility and caring for their communities,
they strive to serve members not solely in economic
terms, but also in the larger social, cultural and
environmental scope.
Today, the international community is challenged by the
food crisis and reconstruction efforts following natural
disasters both of which can at least in part be attributed

to climate change.
Farmers, consumers
and communities directly
touched by these crises are
finding that cooperatives are
assisting to the diffin1t task
of adapting to the negative
impacts of climate change.
Co-operatives can help
farmers address the
increasing production
challenges and provide
greater stability of the
farming sector while
respecting environmental
Communities having

Recognising that crnmate chrnd b
one of the most critical global
challenges of our time, ICA'
membership affirmed a kb Generl
Assembly in 2007 its commiendu t
to address the causes of dimcte
change and reduce Its mkpact and
real progress has been made.
However, Increased challegqm anM
stress on the environment comlme
to grow and so further attention
is required by all

to rebuild local economies following natural calamities
can also seek a self-help option to address their needs
through co-operatives, and can count on solidarity based
on the principle of co-operation among co-operative.
Recognising that climate change is one of the most
critical global challenges of our time, ICA's membership
affirmed at its General Assembly in 2007its commitment
to address the causes of climate change and reduce its
impact and real progress has been made. However,
increased challenges and stress on the environment
continue to grow and so further attention is required by
On this International Day of Co-operatives, the
ICA calls on co-operators throughout the world to
strengthen their activities in promoting sustainable
development, celebrate actions that are already
contributing substantively to mitigating climate change
and work in partnership to ensure that co-operative
make signifies contributions confronting the cimate
change challenge.

To Promote ownership of competitive and adequately Supervised Cooperative
Enterprises by ensuring adherence to Law, International Standards and Best Practices.
Department of Co-operative Development
Ministry of Local Government & Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box N-3o4o, East Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242 356 3152 Fax: 242 356 4622
Email: coopbahamas@hotmaiLcom

, l J C



0 In brief

Report: Iran will
consider any
military action
against nuclear
facilities as
start of war
* TEHRAN, Iran
IRAN WOULD consider
any military action against its
nuclear facilities as the begin-
ning of a war, the country's
top Revolutionary Guards
commander said in remarks
published Friday, according to
Associated Press.
Gen. Mohammed Ali Jafar-
i's comments, carried by Iran's
official news agency, come as
speculation of possible mili-
tary action against Iran's
nuclear facilities mounts. The
U.S. has said all options are
on the table, and there are
worries that Israel might be
considering a unilateral strike.
Both countries, which accuse
Iran of seeking to develop
nuclear weapons, say they
favor a diplomatic solution.
Jafari said any country that
attacks Iran would regret
doing so.
"Any action against Iran is
regarded as the beginning of
war," Jafari said late Thurs-
day, according to the IRNA
news agency report. "Iran's
response to any military action
will make the invaders regret
their decision and action."
In a newspaper interview
last week, Jafari warned that if
attacked, Iran would barrage
Israel with missiles and choke
off the strategic Strait of Hor-
muz, a narrow outlet for oil
tankers leaving the Persian
However, the general was
also quoted as saying that he'
thinks a strike by Iran's adver-
saries is unlikely.
Iran's top diplomat,
Manouchehr Mottaki, told
The Associated Press in New
York on Wednesday that the
United States and Israel would
not risk the "craziness" of
attacking his country and pos-
sibly provoking a wider Mid-
dle East war or biriving oil
prices into uncharted heights.
An Israeli military exercise
last month was seen as a strong
warning to Iran. The U.S. and
Israel say Iran's nuclear pro-
gram is a cover for weapons
production, while Iran insists it
is only for power generation.

Ambassador of Hellenic Republic

is welcomed to the Bahamas

THE Bahamas welcomed its first
Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic on
Thursday, June 26 symbolising the con-
tinuance of good relations between both
countries formed more than a century
Governor-General Arthur Hanna
accepted Letters of Credence from
Alexandros Mallias, Ambassador of the
Hellenic Republic to the Bahamas during
a ceremony at Government House.
"The Bahamas values the cordial rela-
tions with the Hellenic Republic, which
predated the formal establishment of
diplomatic relations between our two
countries in May 1993," the Governor-
General said.
In November 1942, the Government
of Greece appointed an honorary vice-
consul and promoted to honorary con-
sul, the late Christopher George Esfakis.
"Your accreditation symbolises the
continuance of good relations between
the Bahamas and the Hellenic Republic,
founded upon the strong bonds of friend-
ship, cooperation, solidarity, mutual
respect and freedom," the Governor-
General told Ambassador Mallias.
"These bonds are strengthened by the
thriving Greek community in the
Bahamas who have prospered, made
great contributions in the local business
community and thereby have played a
part in national development," he said.

The Hellenic Republic and the
Bahamas share commonalties in geo-
graphical configuration, as well as in the
economic engines of tourism and ship-
ping, and multi-lateralism as a foreign

policy priority, such as active participation
in the United Nations and International
Maritime Organisation and the impor-
tance of regional stability.
The Governor-General also referred
to the world-recognised "unique status"
which both countries share in history and
cultural achievement.
He explained that the Bahamas and
the Hellenic Republic also share nation-
al socio-economic challenges such as man-
agement of the positive and negative
aspects of migration, particularly illegal
migration, and structural reforms needed
for economic diversification, and the
broadening and solidifying of participa-
tory democracy.
The Governor-General also took note
of the Hellenic Republic's current for-
eign policy priorities, namely the use and
possible implication of the name Mace-
donia by another state, as well as the Hel-
lenic Republic's candidature to the postal
operations council of the Universal Postal
"These will be brought to the atten-
tion of the relevant authorities for careful
consideration," he said.
From the perspective of bilateral rela-
tions, "the Bahamas will be able to count
on the support of Greece for a successful
conclusion to negotiations of the Schen-
gen Visa; a level playing field in respect of
the Organisation of Economic Co-opera-
tion and Development's Tax Recovery
Policy; Sustainable European Union


ALEXANDROS Maillos Ambassador-
designate of the Hellenic Republic pre-
sented his Letters of Credence to Gov-
ernor-General Arthur on Thursday, June
26, 2008 at Government House.

Investment, and for Bahamas United
Nations candidacies to the Economic and
Social Council and the Commission on
Sustainable Development," the Gover-
nor-General said.
Ambassador Mallias underlined the
key importance that Greece attaches to
the respect of the UN Security Council
Resolutions 817 and 845 with regard to
the name of the former Yugoslav Repub-
lic of Macedonia.
He also asked the Bahamas' support
in the upcoming elections to the Postal
Operations Council of the Universal
Postal Union.
"Our bonds and affinities are being
strengthened moreover by the presence of
a small but thriving Greek community in
the Bahamas, who has prospered and
feels well at home in your beautiful and
sunny country,"' Ambassador Mallias said.
Ambassador Mallias, 59, an economist
also obtained a post-graduate certificate
in political science.
He joined the Foreign Service in 1976
and served in a number of diplomatic
areas in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and
Albania. He is married to child psychol-
ogist Franqoise-Anne Mallias and the
couple has two daughters.

Bock Cay Archipelago

executives visit the PM

I'Th Por SoudInclude

EXECUTIVES of Bock Cay Archipelago, Exuma, paid a courtesy call
on Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham at his Cable Beach office last
week. Pictured is Mr Ingraham greeting Director Randy Fry.

PICTURED from left are Director of Construction and Energy of
Fry's Electronics Kevin Robins; Manager Hubert Rolle; Mr Ingra-
ham; Director of Bock Cay Archipelago, Exuma, Randy Fry, and
consultant Henry Rolle.




Hilton is on the ball

for future soccer stars
TO COINCIDE with the tive as well as a lot of fun". keep practicing the skills they
European Soccer. Champi- Mr Quin was impressed by have been taught this week,
onships, the British Colonial the local players he trained. "I they will take their game to the
Hilton Nassau teamed, up with must say the level of skill and next level".
local soccer.team 'Baha Juniors' commitment I have seen is first Hilton is being supported in
to help'train the next genera- class" he said. their initiative by a number of
tion of soccer stars. "I commend the coaches at local companies who have made
Last week, professional Baha Juniors for doing a great donations.
British soccer coach Barry Quin job week in, week out. I've real- These include: Nassau Motor
put youngsters through their ly enjoyed coaching the boys Company, Fidelity Bank, the
paces at. the Winton Heights and girls this week and hope Myers Group, Julius Baer
sports field. There were sessions that they enjoyed the training Bank and Trust, and Caf6
for different age groups, focus- as well. I am sure that if they Matisse restaurant.
ing on the technical, tactical,
physical and mental skills --- .
required to succeed at the top .
level. *
Barry Quin is the head of
Youth Development for Brent- .
ford Football Club based in
England. He has over 20 years
of'experience trainifig.children
and holds all 15 FA and UEFA -"
coaching badges. As.well as
Brentford, he has also trained in
Spain for Barcelona FC and in
Italy for Juventus.
Peter Webster, general man- .
ager of the Hilton, said: "Hilton
is delighted to be working with
'Baha Juniors' to help develop
our future soccer stars. It's a
fantastic opportunity for us to
get a professional soccer coach
to come and spend quality time a
with our youngsters and their
coaches. Barry Quin is hugely .
respected in the British pro-
game and I am sure his training o *
sessions will be very informa- -A--

Pelican Bay hosts employees to

annual Family Fun Day Picnic

PELICAN BAY at Lucaya hosted 45
employees and their families at its third
annual Family Fun Day Picnic at
Banana Bay.
Employees and their children were .
feted to a full afternoon of food, drink
and music last Saturday.
"The Pelican Bay Family- Fun Day' _
Picnic" is designed as a team building
event to create deeper relationships
between employees and also bring out
children to enjoy an afternoon of fun," ..
said Judy Duncombe, director human
The event was spearheaded by Della
Bridgewater, front office manager; Gio- B"
vanni Sands, maintenance manager;
and Mrs Duncombe.
A number of employees were pre-
sented with various awards, including
Evelyn Sands, who took no sick days ..
off since the. resort's new ownership,
Sundt AB, took over in May 2005.
Eddison Davis, accounts receivable "
clerk, won the Employee of the Year
award; Farron Wallace, security super-
visor, was named Supervisor of the MAGNUS ALNEBECK, general manager of Pelican Bay Hotel (centre) enjoys an afternoon at
Year; and Sabrina Williams, breakfast the beach with employees
server, won a cash award for receiving
the largest number of gold Pelican pins
given out by resort guests. .
The pin programme recognizes staff -"
for outstanding performance. Guests
are given two pins as they check into *
the resort and award those pins to staff
at their discretion.
Miss Williams boasts a special rela- "
tionship and bond with many of Pelican -
Bay at Lucaya's guests: she proudly
showcases in her work space pho-
tographs, letters, e-mails and other mes-
sages that guests have exchanged with
She said: "It warms my heart to chat
with guests as they, have breakfast with* .
us and to also share information on .
what to do on our island."

EMPLOYEES and their children were fet-
ed to a full afternoon of food, drink and
music on the beach. A number of employ-
ees were presented with various awards for
outstanding service. ."..





Nee ARCHER of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, IN
ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of lands being
Parcel "A" measuring approximately 36.228
Acres and situate in the vicinity of Wallace Creek
on the Northern Coast of the Island of Great
Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas and bounded Northeastwardly
by land now or formerly the property of W.H.
Weatherford and running thereon 1247.60 feet
SOUTHEASTWARDLY by land now or formerly
the property of W.H. Weatherford and running
thereon 848.24 feet SOUTHWARDLY by the
Great Abaco Highway and running thereon 804.09
feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY by land now or
formerly the property of J.S. Johnrison and running
thereon 682.1t feet and NORTHWESTWARDLY
by land now or formerly the property of William
Wallace and running thereon 1419.89 feet which
said piece or parcel of land is shown on the
plan attached and is thereon coloured RED.
Parcel "B"
ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being
parcel "B" measuring 2.094 acres and situate in
the vicinity of Wallace Creek on the Northern
Coast of the Island of Great Abaco one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
and bounded NORTHWARDLY by the Great
Abaco Highway and running thereon 604.08 feet
South EASTWARDLY by land now or formerly
the property of W.H. Weatherford and running
thereon 429.46 feet and SOUTHWARDLY
by land now or formerly the property of J.S.
Johnson and running thereon 424.84 feet

GLEAKOR CAMPBELL claim to be the owner
in fee simple in possession of the said lends
and has made application to the Supreme Court
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under
Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to
have her title to the said rands investigated and
the nature and extent thereof determined in a
Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in
accordance with the provisions of the said Act. A
plan of the said Lands may be inspected during
normal working hours at the following places.
(a) The Registry of the Supreme
Court, Gamett Lavarity
Justice Centre, The Bahamas;
(b) The Chambers of V. Alfred
Gray & Company, Suite
#21A, Kipling Building,
Freeport, Grand Bahama,
The Bahamas; and in
Bill Swain Plaza, Marsh
Harbour, Abaco.
that any person or persons having
dower or right of dower or an Adverse Claim
or Claim not recognized in the Petition shall on
or before 8"' day of August, A.D. 2008 file in
the Supreme Court of the City of Freeport in the
Island of Grand Bahama, The Bahamas and serve
on the Petitioner oi the undersigned a Statement
of his/her Claim aforesaid. Non compliance with
this Notice will operate as a bar to such claim.

Nassau, The Bahamas.

Attorneys for the Petitioner



by Franklyn G Ferguson, JP

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Chamber of Commerce honours


The 37th Annual Award Banquet, held at
Sandals Royal Bahamian Hotel was a true "Gala".
Chambers President Dionisio D'Aguilar was so
pleased to be able to boost "that every available
seat had been paid for". Highlight of the evening
was the presentation of Awards to "recognize those
whose paths have led them towards success in busi-
ness and in life".
The Awardees were:
Franklyn Wilson, CMG "Lifetime Achieve-
ment Award"
Eileen Carron as the Businessperson of the Year.
Mrs. Carron is the CEO of the Tribune Media
Group, which in addition the Tribune owns radio
station 100 Jamz and manages three others. Other

finalists for the award were James Rolle of Rolle's
Auto Parts and Accessories and David Pinder of
Pinder Tile. John Bull Ltd. was designed as the
Business of the Year, beating out Commonwealth
Bank and Doctors Hospital for the high honour.
Eagle Electrical Supplies and Lighting Centre
was chosen as the Category 'B' (50 or fewer
employees) Business of the Year. Other fin]'ists in
this category were Wood You Furniture and Nas-
sau Ready Mixed Concrete.
The Award for Entrepreneur of the Year went
to Christiaan Sawyer of Sunryse Shredding Ser-
vices. Other finalists were Tanya Klonaris of My
Ocean Soap & Candle Factory and Sarah Simpson
of The Dermal Clinic.

U LIFETIME achievement
award winner Franklyn R
Wilson chats with Tribune pub-
lisher Eileen Carron voted Busi-
nessperson of the Year and her
husband, Roger.
* TRIBUNE publisher Eileen
Carron with her husband,
Roger, and, from left, managing
editor John Marquis, Chamber of
Commerce president Dionisio
D'Aguilar, Tribune president
Robert Carron and the compa-
ny's financial controller, Stephen
RON enjoy themselves at the
awards banquet.
chairman of the Bank of the
Bahamas International and
Franklyn Wilson share a lot in
common. Both are chartered
accountants, and each served as
managing partner of Deloitte and
Touche. Wilson says one of the
best deals he ever did was to
merge Deloitte Heskins and
Sells, of which he was the man-
aging partner with Touche Ross
of which Mr. Robertson was the
managing partner.
g CHAMBER president Dioni-
sio D'Aguilar with Tribune
publisher Eileen Carron and
business editor Neil Hartnell.

ag CLOSE FRIENDS: Mrs Eileen
Carron with her lifetime
friend Ms Pamela Stuart, a direc-
tor of Bahamas First, at the
Chamber event.
* LAST year's Lifetimp Award
winners were Nancy and
David Kelly from the major
enterprise which carries the
family name along this year's
awardee, Franklyn Wilson, CMG,
Sharon Wilson, wife of this
year's awardee and attorney at
Sharon Wilson and Co. Keynote
speaker at the Gala Thomas
Doratch, a major businessman
in Atlanta, and his wife Carole,
president of TWD, Inc. of
Atlanta all along with John Mar-
quis, managing editor of The
president of Maritime
Tanker Services, Ross McDon-
ald, sr. vice president of Royal
Bank, Bruce Nelson, head of
credit risk at Royal Bank, are
pictured congratulating Mr. Wil-
son following the receipt of the
] YOUNG business leaders
Ricky Hazelwood and Mark
Finlayson. Rick is vice-president
of John Bull and the great-
grandson of Asa A. Pritchard,
one of the greatest speakers of
modern Bahamas. Mark, presi-

dent of Solomon Mines and the
son of Sir Garet Finlayson, a
.prominent Bahamian business-
man and philanthropist.

g AN ARRAY of staff from
Sunshine Holdings attend-
ed the Chamber of Commerce
Award Gala at which the Com-
pany's Chairman, Franklyn R.
Wilson, CMG, was awarded the
"Lifetime Achievement Award".
Some of the colleagues, from
Left to Right: Franon Wilson,
President of Arawak Homes,
Shelly Wilson, Deputy Opera-
tions Manager of Sunshine
Insurance, Ingrid Pratt, Admin-
istrative Assistant to the Deputy
Chairman, Bismark Coakley,
Deputy Chairman, Rosseta
Munroe, Administrative Assis-
tant to Franklyn Wilson, Keith
Bell, General Counsel, Sunshine
Finance, Tina Lightbourne, Man-
ager, Life & Health Department,
Sunshine Insurance, Maxaletta
Bethel, Administrative Officer,
Sunshine Finance, Franklyn Wil-
son, Chamber Awardee, Lekita
Chambers, Mortgage Adminis-
trator Arawak Homes, Dena
Ingraham, Vice President,
Sales, Arawak Homes, Frank
Smith, M.P., President, Sun-
shine Insurance.

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