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optimistic
M*By PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
SEVEN years after their ini-
tial investment, the developers
of a proposed liquefied nat-
ural gas (LNG) terminal at
Ocean Cay are still awaiting
on a formal decision from gov-
ernment as to whether the ARTIM
project can proceed as Thee
planned.
While admitting that the -
normal waiting time for
approval for such a facility is
three or four years, Aaron
Samson, the head of LNG a(
projects for AES said yester-
day that the company is still m E
awaiting approval and is still 1
optimistic. P
Mr Samson's comments
echo those of Environment U
Minister Earl Deveaux, who dev
told The Tribune yesterday atti
that government has yet to
give AES an answer "one un
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ST MARIE JEANNE DUPUCH discusses some of her work with a guest at her art exhibition '(mur-mi-don)'.
exhibition opened on Friday and runs until August 9th at The Hub on Colebrooke Lane.


*Firearms and,
bullets seized
Uby the police
;'"| H. POLICE this weekend
removed several illegal
firearms and more than 60
bullets from New Providence's
streets in their continuing fight
to eradicate crime in the coun-
try's capital.
On Friday at around
5.30pm, officers from the
Drug Enforcement Unit, act-
ing on a tip from a concerned
ISEY SEE page 13


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport.
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedla.net
FREEPORT As police con-
tinue the manhunt for a serial
rapist, Grand Bahama residents
are being urged to properly
secure their premises at night
before going to bed.
Chief Superintendent, Basil
Rahming, press liaison officer,
said police are "fully engaged
in a manhunt for a male sus-
pected of committing several
recent rape attacks that were
reported in the city of
Freeport."
According to Supt Rahmihg,
the perpetrator was described
as about 5'9" to 5'10" tall, of
slim build, wearing dark cloth-
ing and armed with a handgun


JaEniinm t unuu tnuu MAUKtT maue story as ne Decame me first
Bahamian in 21 years to win a British Commonwealth boxing title. On Satur-
day night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium, Mackey pulled off a 12-round unan-
imous decision over African Michael 'the Amazing' Gbenga to clinch the
British Commonwealth super middleweight title. Pictured is Mackey with his
right hand hoisted in the air by referee Matthew Rolle. At right is Archie
Nairn, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Sports, who represented Min-
ister Desmond Bannister. Mackey's trainer Ray Minus Jr. was the last Bahami-
an to hold a British title when he won the bantamweight title in 1987. See
Sports for more details. (Photo: Tim Clarke).


and/or knife. Grand Bahama
police have reported that two
women were raped after being
awakened by an armed man
who entered their homes during
the early morning hours.
There has been a report that
a 14-year-old boy was also
raped, however, police have nei-
ther confirmed nor denied this
report.
It is believed that the rapist
may have stalked his victims
before striking. The attacker is
careful not to leave any evi-
SEE page 13
Minister says areas
around Goodman's
Bay to be examined
for dangerous spots
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
TEAMS of surveyors and
divers will examine the areas
around Goodman's Bay and
Saunders Beach to check for
dangerous spots following the
drowning of a police officer last
week, Minister of Environment
Earl Deveaux said yesterday.
In response to the accidental
death of Corporal 2453
Desmond Burrows, who
drowned in a firearms training
exercise, Mr Deveaux said that
his ministry is looking into mea-
sures to protect swimmers in
those areas.
The crews conducting the
mooring survey for the dredging
of Harbour and the divers who
are currently examining the
reefs where the Shell tanker
Ficus ran aground in February,
will this week check the area in
question for potentially dan-
gerous spots.
The authorities will then put
marking buoys in those loca-
tions, the minister said.
Mr Deveaux said that from
his personal experience the sand
bank in that area often shifts
due to the undertow and rough
SEE page 13


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BAHAMAS EDITION


Developer allegedly blocks
access to Long Island attraction
By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
JNREST is brewing in Long Island today, after a Canadian
eloperr allegedly blocked access to one of the island's main
actions Dean's Blue Hole.
According to reports reaching The Tribune yesterday it is
lerstood that the developer of Turtle Cove erected a barri-
SEE page 13


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The UK




JUNKANOO0



LITTLE CHALFONT,
"United Kingdom -
-- Junkanoo is taking
over even the small
towns in the United
Kingdom. The
Junkanoo group tour-
ing the country per-
forms for an excited
crowd in Little Chal-
font, Wednesday,
July 16. The Ren-
dezvous Travel
Agency aided in get-
ting the group the
c- necessary approvals
to perform in one of
its main shopping
area.

0 By Llonella Gilbert
Bahamas Information Services
LITTLE CHALFONT, UNITED KINGDON

ST he Junkanoo invasion of the United King-
dom continued in the quaint county of Lit-
tle Chalfont. The people could not help
but get into the act as they just got a taste
of the sounds and the sights of Junkanoo.
Lillian and Vic Podbury, an elderly couple heard that
a contingent of 33 performers from various A and B
Junkanoo groups and members out of Grand Bahania
and Eleuthera were to perform in their area. - -LITTLE CHALFONT, United Kingdom The
However, it was only when they heard the sounds of brass section of the group gives the crowd a
the cowbells, the trombones, the scrapers, whistles and taste of Junkanoo sounds. However, mem-
the horns that the two decided they had to come and see bers of the group advised them to come to The
for themselves what was going on.
Vic, who uses a cane, had to walk slowly with his Bahamas to see it bigger and better.
wife for a quarter of a mile and arrived just as the per-
formance had ended.
Upon finding out about this, Quentin "Barabbas"
Woodside, leader of the backline group decided that
they would do a special performance just for the couple.
oThose who were able to see the first performance
said they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and gushed
about it with excitement.
Callum, a young man,who saw the performance said,
"I was going past my car, I saw you guys preparing to
perform. I live near here, so I quickly went to park my
car and ran back with my camera."
Then describing what he thought of the act he said, "It
was amazing it is not quite something you see every-
day. I had to get me pictures and experience it; especially LITTLE CHALFONT, United Kingdom Lillian
when they'crossed the road, it was amazing:, Everyone _andVic .odbury, get a special performance, as
LITTLE CHALFONT, United Kingdom,- Onl.of the performers playing the cowbells and blowing on just stopped and watched, it was amazing."` they just missedbhu get s act. Vic walks with
I the whistle with all his strength to get the British interested in Junkanoo and coming to The Bahamas. Still visibly excited, he added, "It was the most unex- a cane so, by tlot. couple arieed t .
pected thing it just made my whole week." the Junkanoo performance, the group had
Another enthusiastic lady noted that the costumes completed their show.
were lovely, and that she loved the brightly coloured
shoes the group members were wearing.
Silvia, an owner of a store, said she actually was able to experience a big Junkanoo Parade in Nas-
sau two or three years ago.
,."There were lots of people out there; much bigger than this," she said. "We really got into it. It was
.hypnotic and you feel yourself moving. It was wonderful with all of the colourful instruments."
The group is able to make this tour with the sponsorship of Arts Council England. Partnering with
,', the Council are the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Culture, the Ministry of Tourism and Ms. Zena Bur-
land, a frequent British visitor to The Bahamas.
The Ministry of Tourism helped with getting this venue for the group.
District Sales Manager Bahamas Tourism Office (UK) Giovanni Grant said his office asked Ren-
Cdezvous Travel Agency to help with getting the necessary approvals to perform in Little Chalfont. He
said, "We are going to basically take over the High Street, grab anyone who is around and bring some
crowd to the stores and generate some interest.
"We have some Bahama Mamas here, a couple of Kaliks, Bahamas flags, and travel brochures basi-
cally to raise awareness to get people interested in the Bahamas."
Angelique McKay, project manager of the Junkanoo Live initiative and manager of the National
Junkanoo Museum of the Bahamas, said only 15 members of the group were supposed to perform in
Little Chalfont.
"But once the guys realized that we were coming to a travel agency," Ms. McKay said, "they
amongst themselves decided they really wanted to push the culture of the Bahamas a little bit further.
L So, they collectively decided they would come as one body to give a larger presence at the travel agency."
She added, "I thought that was quite commendable of these guys who are part of the troop,
,although only half of them were identified because of the space.
"We totally blew the crowd away by our presence, by our size, the colours of the costumes and the
volume of the music it really shook up the town."
Lynden Miller, one of the lead bellers of the group and a member of One Family, said it is the best
performance he has ever had off the island.
"It really came together now that we are relaxed and free. So everybody is feeling it now; it is
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THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, JULY 21,2008, PAGE 3


LOA NW


0 In brief


Police arrest

man, 23, in

connection

with robbery

POLICE arrested a 23-year-
old man on Saturday in con-
nection with the robbery of a
pedestrian.
While walking in the area
of Old Trail Road around
6.30pm on Saturday, a 55-
year-old woman was
approached by two men who
grabbed her handbag and ran
off heading north.
Police were alerted and offi-
cers from the Wulff Road Sta-
tion who were in the area of R
M Bailey playing field
observed a man fitting the
description of one of the rob-
bers.
A 23-year-old resident of
Pinedale was arrested. The
second robber is still being
sought.

Officers make
drug arrests in
joint operation
OFFICERS from the
Grove, South East, and
Carmichael Divisions pooled
efforts in a combined opera-
tion on Friday in the area of
the Town Centre Mall.
During the "Operation Uni-
ty", officers made two drug
arrests and executed two war-
rants for arrest.
Some 59 persons were also
cited for traffic infractions dur-
ing the exercise.


Report of

boat stolen

from Hope

Town, Abaco

POLICE in the Northern
Bahamas are searching for a
vessel that was reportedly
stolen from Hope Town, Aba-
co, on Friday.
According to reports, Hal
Turner of No 727 Baldwin
Drive, South Carolina, report-
ed to police that sometime
between 10.30pm on July 17,
and 7.30pm on July 18, some-
one stole his 31ft dark blue
2008 Contender boat.
The vessel named 'Iron
Man' is equipped with twin
250 Yamaha outboard
engines.
It is also outfitted with state-
of-the-art navigation and
sound equipment and is val-
ued at $170,000.
Mr Turner, who was stay-
ing at Elbow Cay at the time,
had moored the vessel at the
dock on Bay Street in Hope
Town.
Police are asking anyone
who may have seen the ves-
sel to contact the Central
Detective Unit on Grand
Bahama at telephone 350-
3107 or 8.


BISHOP SIMEON HALL URGES FORMATION OF NATIONAL BLUE COMMITTEE




Call for study





into the effects -.


of alcoholism-I. 07
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* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnguest@tibunemedia.net
FORMER President of the
Christian Council Bishop Sime-
on Hall, has called on govern-
ment to form a National Blue
Ribbon committee to study the
effects of alcoholism through-
out the country.
In a letter, addressed to the
Minister of Heath Dr Hubert
Minnis, Bishop Hall, who now
heads the New Covenant Bap-
tist Church said that alcoholism
- teenage drinking is the
next "monstrous challenge we
will face as a nation."
"You would be aware that
the legal and illegal sale of alco-
hol has become an accepted
part of our social life.
"I note that while the num-
bers of liquor outlets are
increasing, government spon-
sored education on this silent
killer is non-existent," he said.
However, Bishop Hall said
the tragedy the country now
faces is that alcohol has become
a "sacred cow" woven into
the fabric of the nation's "cul-
tural life."
"Reports are ripe that per-
sons in high places benefit from


this habit that has reached epi-
demic levels while we say noth-
ing.
"I note that in all your (Dr
Minnis) pronouncements, very
little or nothing is said about
alcoholism," he said.
It's with this in mind, Bishop
Hall urged the minister to form
the Blue Ribbon committee to
study this problem, and to
ascertain how this "accepted
killer is affecting various parts
of our national life".


"You would be
aware that the
legal and illegal
sale of alcohol
has become an
accepted part of
our social life."

Simeon Hall


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PAGE 4, MONDAY, JULY 21, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


EIOIAULETTRS T HEEITOR


BECAUSE OF the difficult economic cli-
mate the Bahamas is now experiencing, Labour
Minister Dion Foulkes has urged employers to
do all in their power not to cut costs by firing
staff.
He said that the present economic down-
turn has caused much concern about job secu-
rity.
"Do what you have to with reduced work
weeks if necessary," he pleaded, "but please
do not lay anyone off."
Obviously the seriousness of what the world
is now going through-has not trickled down as
far south as Inagua where 73 of 74 union mem-
bers employed by Morton Salt (Bahamas) vot-
ed to strike.
"We're all elated," said Jennifer Brown, sec-
retary-general of the Bahamas Industrial Man-
ufacturing and Allied Workers Union.
(BIMAAWU), commenting on the mood of
Morton Salt workers after the vote.
We wonder how elated they will be should
Dow Chemicals cut them adrift when it discov-
ers that among its new acquisitions is a compa-
ny with industrial unrest? Less than a week
after Inagua's strike vote, it was announced
that Dow Chemicals had bought Rohm and
Haas, owners of Morton Salt. Dow Chemicals,
which will be occupied with the reorganization
of its new enterprises, will be in no mood to
play games with Trade Union president Obie
Ferguson, executives of the BIMAAWW of-'
elated union members itching for a strikbeDow
Chemicals, having undertaken an $18 billion
investment, will probably not even let Morton
Salt (Bahamas) and its problems surface on its
radar screen.,
When unionists sit down with management at
the Department of Labour today, it is hoped
that reality will have set in and they will realise
that if they go on strike they might never shov-
el salt again.
The strike vote was called because unionists
claim that the firing of 30-year staff member,
Ken Rolle, who was also the union's vice pres-'
ident, was a union busting tactic.
However, an old-timer at Inagua does not
believe the company had any intention of firing
Mr Rolle.
According to this person it was just a matter
of discipline for a breach of company policy. It
was the old-timer's understanding that Mr Rolle,
was asked to sign a letter of apology after which
he was to go back to work.
According to our informant, it is believed
that on the advice of his lawyer Mr Rolle
refused to sign.
This dispute threatens to disrupt the lives
of more than 60 per cent of Inagua's population,


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ton Salt (Bahamas).
"Glen Bannister can sleep with a good con-
science," said our informant, "he has done
everything to save these people's jobs. This
company has been very good to our people
here. The people have been treated fairly."
In this person's opinion Mr Bannister "went
out on a limb" to save Mr Rolle's job.
"All he asked him to do was sign a paper
saying he was sorry."
But Morton Salt's workers never had any
intention of going on strike, our informant
claimed. "All the people down here know is
how to produce salt," he said.
"No strike down here ever lasts more than
three or four days," he said.
"While they're out on strike the company
doesn't have to pay them, but the salt continues
to grow. They can't afford to go out on strike.
After three or four days they'll be begging to go
back to work. These people's bark is louder
than their bite."
However, if they do strike it is hoped that Mr
Ferguson's union strike fund if there is such
a thing will be large enough to support the
unionists who down their tools.
Mr Bannister said that so far the sale of the
company has had no negative impact on Inagua.
.He didn't'think it wouldfhave. "We're part of-
the salt division," he said, "which has companies
'-hrt- the US, Canada'airdtliBTilran ..." .
It is because Dow Chemicals now has other
companies that it is possible to drop'whatever
company is. not operating up to full potential
and gets "elated" over a strike vote.
Last year unprecedented rains closed the salt
pans, causing temporary lay-offs. This put Mor-
ton (Bahamas) way behind its harvesting quotas,
which it hoped to catch up on by next year.
However, what Inaguans must remember is
that they will be dealing with hard-nosed busi-
nessmen in the new take-over who will look at
the charts and see that costs in salt producing
nations, such as Mexico and Chile, are far low-
er than the Bahamas, and their production much
higher. For example in Mexico five million
tonnes of salt are produced in a year with the
capacity to increase to seven million -com-
pared to Inagua's annual production of 1.2 mil-
lion tonnes.
Considering those costs and that perfor-
mance, coupled with strike threats, in six months
time news from the north might not be so cheer-
ful for the people of Inagua.
Rather than following union leaders, who
will turn their backs on them in their hour of
need, Inaguans would be well advised to con-
sider their own future and that of their families.


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NULLIUS ADDICTS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Morton Salt workers talk strike


EDITOR, The Tribune.


I WISH to commend the
Government for an excellent
budget in these difficult eco-
nomic times, because of the pri-
orities given in the budget to
the less developed islands and
communities to build their
homes and upgrade their town-
ships, and for the emphasis
placed on allowing duty free
items for the health and wel-
fare of all residents.
It seems that a couple of
Freeporters are either out of
touch with reality, the down-
turn in the United States' econ-
omy, the downsizing of compa-
nies such as Home Depot, Star-
bucks, etc, automobile compa-
nies, airlines, etc, the closure of
banks with consequent loss of
jobs to thousands, and all the
mortgage foreclosures forcing
people from their homes, or the
resulting consequence on our
main industry, tourism.
When it was noted that an
identical paragraph was lifted
from one letter by a writer and
was used in a communication
by another person, one could
have dismissed the content for
what it is, pure politicking,
where the intent is to promote
discord once again.
However, the fact that some
people in Freeport are still
importing bins of furniture and
heavy appliances such as wash-
ingg,machines to equip new
homes, as well as more cloth-
ing, this would suggest that


either they have lots of money
to spend in the United States, or
they are not budgeting or pri-
oritising their funds taking into
account the slowing economy.
One would have thought that
some of that money would be
spent locally to support local
firms at least support
employment at home.
At this time, instead of poli-
ticking and backbiting, steps
should be taken to consolidate
and upgrade one's home base
industries.
In Nassau, there are stores
which are passing on to cus-
tomers the savings due to the
duty free items passed in the
National Budget, and many of
us patronise these stores.
I recall that this Government
came to the rescue of persons
whose jobs had been terminated
due to the closure of a hotel in
Freeport. Those persons know
who they are. Well, these pay-
ments had to be taken from
monies which would have been
used for the benefit of all
Bahamians. Perhaps there
should be some gratitude.
As far as taxes are concerned,
both the developed and the
developing countries must per-
form a balancing exercise of
expected revenue and expendi-


ture. You cannot just spend or
give away free gifts. All these
items will show up in the budget
and must be reconciled. Even
in one's own personal account-
ing, one cannot spend more
than he/she earns. Parents
should instil this attitude into
the minds of their children so
that they learn at an early age to
spend wisely, earn what they
can, and they should not expect
to always be the recipients of
free stuff. When they grow old-
er they will, in turn, assume
their responsibility to family,
home and the nation.
It seems appropriate at this
time and on the nation's 35th
birthday to quote here the late
President John F Kennedy who
said: "Ask not what your coun-
try can do for you, but what you
can do for your country."
Therefore, let us build together.
For the Christians in our
community, surely they remem-
ber that taxing goes back over.
2000 years when it was Jesus
who said on an occasion to his
disciples "Render to Caesar the
things that are Caesar's and to
God the things that are God's"
and the disciples paid the
required tax.
May God continue to bless
our country, and fill us with love
for one another and peace in
our land.


A NASSAUVIAN
Nassau,
July 17. 2008.


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EDITOR, The Tribune.


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means.
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designed for you to wear at all
times when travelling in a vehi-
cle. Many persons fail and con-
tinue to refuse to wear their seat
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fatal injuries or even die when
involved with an accident.
Wearing your seat belt helps to
protect you and keep you safe
when you encounter an acci-
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Secondly, driving under the
influence of alcohol is very dan-
gerous. I urge folks to be
responsible drivers; do not drink
and drive. If persons feel that
they cannot drive let someone
who is sober drive. Being on the
phone, eating, picking up some-
thing from the car floor and
even women breast feeding all
contributes to accidents on the
streets.
Thirdly, when driving we
must not speed and drive reck-
lessly. Drive at the speed limits
that are posted on signs in dif-
ferent areas. In addition to this,
many people tend to drive at a
fast speed when they are in a
hurry and are late for an
appointment. This is why acci-
dents are inevitable to happen.
To avoid this, for instance when
one has an appointment for
7pm, it will be better for them
to be on the road by 6pm,
instead of 7.45pm where you
have to be in a rush and who
knows it is a chance that you
can rush your life away.. .sadly.
Fourthly, when coming
around a corner, folks tend to
speed around it. When doing
this, it is a 50 per cent chance
that you can lose control of your
car and 'run' into a utility pole
or off the road into the bushes.
So I urge you that when
approaching a corner, try to
decelerate your speed. Also, I
have seen persons overtake
another vehicle when approach-


ing a corner. This is a very dan-
gerous risk to take because
another car coming from the
opposite direction can be com-
ing around the corner the same
time and it will be a head on
collision and sadly lives can be
taken away.
Finally, taking over on main
strips can be risky also and
cause accidents. For example,
if a car wants to overtake anoth-
er car and a next car from the
other direction is coming, that
person who wants to overtake
may judge that they can make it
before the car comes from the
opposite direction. In a case like
this, it might be too late for the
overtaking car to switch back
on their lane. So in this case
they have misjudged the dis-
tance between them and the
opposite car from the direction.
This might cause them to run
off the road or hit the car from
the opposite direction.
So in this case, make sure
there is a great distance
between you and the vehicle on
the opposite lane, which will
afford you enough time to over-
take the car on your lane and
get back on your lane.
In conclusion with these tips,
I am sure many accidents will
be avoided. Take precaution on
the street. Be safe out there.
Remember, save a life and it
could be yours.
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TRIBUNE SURVEY REVEALS NON-ATTENDANCE AT NATIONAL CELEBRATIONS HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH RACE



Class difference stops some white Bahamians



attending Independence Day events poll


* By LISA LAWLOR
RESPONDENTS to a Tri-
bune poll say class difference is
the main reason some white
Bahamians do not attend the
Independence Day celebrations.
This year's poll was launched
July 4 as a survey to measure
the "racial exclusion" hypoth-
esized by associate professor
Michael Stevenson in the Col-
lege of the Bahamas' Distin-
guished Lecture Series, July 1.
Mr Stevenson's observation
came from his studies of the
Bahamas' past in racial and


"... I do not
enjoy being part
of a huge
crowd."

political relations, and he quot-
ed Rev. C B Moss who said a
few years ago that "the coun-
try was 'plagued' by the non-
involvement of white ]5ahami-
ans in national affairs."
Stevenson further posed the


response by Normon Solomon
"a great Bahamian" who ques-
tioned: "What has my love of
country and loyalty to my coun-
try got to do with my appear-
ance at Clifford Park?"
While Stevenson concluded
that it was up to white Bahami-
ans to form a more inclusive
nation by attending national
events, most respondents of
all ethnic backgrounds said it
has little to do with race, but
more to do with class.
One Bahamas resident who
wished to remain anonymous
said, "I am a white Bahamian


and, like the majority of my
friends, both black and white,
I do not attend (the celebra-
tions). I can find other forms of
entertainment that I prefer and
generally, I do not enjoy being
part of a huge crowd."
But, she added, "Pride swells
in (white Bahamians') hearts
just as much as in the hearts of
those who go along to the large,
organized celebrations.
."However, we generally do
not feel that it is a duty to
attend and make a public
demonstration of our national
pride."


Another respondent, a
"proud, loyal and black"
Bahamian woman with "roots
buried deep in the Bahamas"
has never attended any inde-
pendence celebrations, not even
the very first one.
She feels "the PLP seemed
to think (in 1973) and still do
that 'independence' was a PLP
thing for PLPs only," thereby
she thinks there is a political
exclusion.
Other responses received by
The Tribune included reasons
of too much traffic, not. enough
parking, repetitive speeches -


"they say the same thing over
and over!" too much noise, and
one lady said she didn't need
to go because she "was there
for the real t'ing in '73".
While not the majority, there
were responses supporting Mr
Stevenson's thesis, and giving
racial exclusion as the reason
for not attending national
events like this one.
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has seen the "boorish and
insulting behaviour" white peo-
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PRESIDENT of the Bahamas
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D'Aguilar lauded the proactive
measures being taken by the
United States government and
regional energy officials and
stakeholders to develop sustain-
able energy options for the
Caribbean, as they prepare to
meet during two high-powered
energy conferences slated for July
23 and 24, 2008 at the Sheraton
Cable Beach Resort.
The Caribbean Regional Sus-
tainable Energy High Level Sem-
inar, sponsored by the General
Secretariat of the Organisation
of American States (GS/OAS),
the Inter-American Development
Bank (IDB) and the Inter-Amer-
ican Institute for Cooperation on
Agriculture (IICA) and the gov-
ernment of the United States, is
slated for Wednesday, July 23,
2008.
The Opportunities for Renew-
able Energy in the Caribbean
Seminar, sponsored by the gov-
ernment of the United States, will
be held, the following day, on
Thursday, July 24, 2008.
"For too long we have all been
reactive in dealing with the varied
challenges of ever increasing
energy costs. Now, it is imperative
that we become proactive and
begin as a nation and a region to
develop sustainable energy
options," Mr D'Aguilar said.
"The Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce is incredibly grateful
to the United States Ambassador
to the Bahamas Ned Siegel, the
Organisation of American States
as well as the other regional bod-
ies and stakeholders for convinc-
ing the powers that be, to hold
these two very important energy

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"This in itself, says a great deal
about the extremely close ties that
exist between The Bahamas, the
United States and our sister coun-
tries throughout the Caribbean,
especially when one considers
that these seminars could have
very well been held in any other
country in the Caribbean or city
in the United States," he said.
He said the Chamber of Com-
merce is very excited to partici-
pate in the two energy seminars.
He explained that the organisa-
tion, which represents the inter-
ests of the private sector in the
country, has repeatedly articulat-
ed its concerns that energy costs
in the country continue to rise at
a very expeditious rate.
"High energy costs continue to
be a pressing concern for major
business establishments from a
broad spectrum of industries from
tourism to retail as well as for
individual household owners.
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Barbados and St Lucia which
have taken proactive steps in
using alternative forms of energy,
Mr D'Aguilar, who recently vis-
ited St Lucia, noted that many of
the homes on that island nation,
used solar panel systems in order
to heat water.
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learn about Chinese culture


* BY ERIKA RAHMING
My name is Erika Rahming, I
am 16 years old and I am the
Olympic Youth Ambassador of
the Bahamas.
From August 6 to August 17,
I, along with another young
Bahamian athlete, will be attend-
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people the opportunity to make
friends from other countries or
regions and to learn about each
other's cultures.
- During the camp I will attend
some of the Olympic Games and
learn about the culture of China.
While in Beijing I will be sending
a journal of what is going on, not
only concerning the.Olympics,
but also about the culture of Chi-
na and my experience while
there.
I was chosen to be an Olympic
Youth Ambassador based on my
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athletic accomplishments. My
sport is judo and I am the
Bahamas' top lightweight female
fighter. I have also medaled in
international competitions. Let
me tell you about my prepara-
tions for the camp.
"Today is a good day for
judo," I hear my father's voice
say every morning. And indeed
today is a good day for judo. With
the US Junior Open only days
away, the intense team workouts
have been toned down to simple
workouts mostly consisting of
perfecting technique and
defences. The Bahamian judo


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had paid off and several athletes
were able to win medals, includ-
ing a gold and a few silvers. This
year, many of the team members
hope to win, myself included,
especially since the programme
has been enhanced with the assis-
tance of the American coach, Jer-
ry Lafon, as well as some local
Senseis (who are teachers of the
art): Sensei Rahming, Sensei
Mickey, Sensei Oneysi and Sensei
Role.
Judo is a very physical sport
requiring flexibility, strength and
also intelligence. In judo, two
judokas (jido players) fight each
other until time runs out or until
one of the players receives an
"Ippon," which is a full point.
This can be achieved by throwing
the opponent fully on their back,
pinning the opponent on their
back for 25 seconds or by making
the opponent tap out through an
armbar or by choking. Of course,
only those over the age of 13 can
perform chokes arid those over
the age of 16, armbirs.
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BAHAMAS Ambas-
sador to the United States
C A Smith this weekend
courted potential new
investors to the Bahamas
during the 12th annual
National Association of
Black Hotel Owners,
Operators and Developer
Summit.
Speaking at the summit,
which was held ii Atlanta
from July 16-20, Ambas-
sador Smith highlighted
the tax free benefits for
international investors in
the Bahamas.
"Tourism has brought
the brightest sparkle to the
archipelagic jewels called
the Bahamas, and our
work in this area has
brought great rewards," he
said.
Ambassador Smith, with
Prime Minister David
Thompson of Barbados
courted hundreds attend-
ing the summit.
Pointing to governmen-
t's red carpet versus red
tape policy, the Ambas-
sador said the Bahamas
has established generous
legal incentives to attract
foreign investors and has
streamlined government
bureaucracy for timely
project approval.
Today those categories
of investment include
tourism, financial services,,
international services, e-
business, manufacturing,
agriculture and fisheries
and real estate develop-
ment," he said.
A veteran politician and
former Cabinet Minister,
Mr Smith who was recent-
ly appointed Ambassador
to Washington, DC, was
accompanied to the sum-
'mit by Consul General
Gladys Sands of the
Bahaia',onsulate iar i
Miami h 1Honbrarv"I
sul Mike Young of
Atlanta.
"Our country has been
faithfully committed for
more than 60 years to the
ideals necessary to foster
the right environment to
attract the wealthy to live
and conduct business in
thle Bahamas," the Ambas-
sador said.
The Ambassador said
that considering that this
year's approvals by the
National Economic Com-
mittee of the Bahamas
exceed $10.2 billion, the
next two decades will see
the country transformed as
the destination of choice
for luxury vacations and
high-end real estate devel-
opment.
"Therefore, ladies and
gentlemen, the islands of
the Bahamas' envious
location as the closest off-
shore destination to the
east coast of the USA,
offering easy access as well
as lower ticket prices by
air is of great benefit to
developers and end pur-
chasers.
"The government and
people of the Bahamas
extend a warm invitation
to you to consider and
invest in the islands of the
Bahamas."


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"Paws for Style" fashion show
in New York this time, in
honour of her famous potcake
Amigo, who died of cancer
last September.
The glamorous and star-
studded event, in aid of the
Humane Society of New York
has become a yearly favourite
in the city that never sleeps.
Wearing an elegant
turquoise outfit by designer
Jackie Rogers, and sporting a
red satin "I love Amigo"
heart, which was. specially
designed by Ms Rogers for the
event, Ms Singer-Hayward
had as her animal companion
a Chihuahua from the
Humane Society named "Bec-
ca" who is presently up for
adoption.
"This was a very bitter-
sweet night for me, filled with
memories of Amigo and the
fun we had last year," said Ms
Singer Hayward.
"Amigo will always be my
soul and inspiration,,in my
devotion to my life's calling
of making the world a better
place for animals.
"I can only pray that people
will help fulfil his mission by
being more sympathetic to the
suffering of so many animals
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benefitting the Humane Society
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Grand Bahama has recently
opened a new state-of-the-art
animal shelter, which features
"Amigo's Friendship Park,"
which Ms Singer-Hayward
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befitting tribute to him."


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potcake star Amigo at the Paws for Style fashion show in New York
in aid of the Humane Society of New York.


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Caribbean review of




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* By Sir Ronald Sanders

T SEEMS that
Caribbean -countries
can now forget any idea
of Britain being help-
ful to them in any attempt to
review or re-negotiate aspects
of the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) between the
European Union (EU) and
Cariforum countries initialled
last December.
Foreign Ministers of Carifo-
rum countries, who travelled to
London for a two-day meeting
of the UK-Caribbean forum on
15-1.6 July, found a commu-
niqu6 already written mostly by
the British but with input from
some Caribbean High Com-
missioners.
The draft was a one-sided
affair which took no cognizance
of the serious disagreements
over the EPA that now exist in
both the Caribbean and the EU.
Reading it, anyone would be
forgiven for believing that the
EU had given the Caribbean
everything, asking nothing in
return. Indeed, it read as if the
EPA was the Caribbean's sal-
vation.
This is how it read in part:
"Ministers welcomed the
conclusion of the EU-Carifo-
rum EPA and looked forward
to its signature in Bridgetown".
It continued: "Services
exports to EU markets had also
been facilitated by the Agree-
ment so that since 1 January
2008, there is better access for
Caribbean professionals to sell
services as Contractual Service
Suppliers and as Independent
Professionals or self employed.
persons, so that regional
tourism professionals, chefs,
models and entertainers now
have guaranteed access to the
.EU."
Fortunately, those words did
not stand. The section on ser-
vices was eliminated and instead
of "welcoming" the "conclu-
sion" of the EPA, Ministers
"noted" that several CARI-
COM countries "have complet-
ed their internal consultations"
and instead of "looked forward
to its signature", Ministers
"expressed a readiness to sign.
with the EU", but they also had
to note that "Guyana would be
undertaking national consulta-
tions to review aspects of the
initialled EPA before taking a
decision -on signing", and that


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"the newly elected Government
of'Grenada would also be
undertaking a review of the
Agreement". It was left to the
UK alone to "encourage timely
signing and implementation of
the EPA".
While a gloss of success was
put on the outcome of the meet-
ing, it was evident that
Caribbean ministers were not
altogether happy with the meet-
ing. Unusually, the Caribbean
co-chair of the meeting,
Antigua and Barbuda's Prime
Minister Baldwin Spencer, in
his closing remarks drew atten-
tion to the fact that the two
sides had "agreed to disagree
on some issues".
But the disagreements'were
not all over the-EPA. There
appeared to be a remarkable
insensitivity by British minis-
ters over the consequences of
the loss of a preferential market
in the EU for Caribbean
banana farmers. When it was
suggested the farmers would
turn to the growing of marijua-
na as a means of survival, a
British official shot down the
idea causing some Caribbean
ministers to show some annoy-
ance with the complete lack of
understanding of the dire posi-
tion of banana farmers.
But, the EPA remained the
most worrying consequence of
the UK-Caribbean forum com-
munique. While Guyana and.
Grenada have made their posi-


"There appeared
to be a remarkable
insensitivity by
British ministers
over the
consequences of
the loss of a
preferential
market in the EU
for Caribbean
banana farmers."


tion clear and it is to be hoped
that the governments of the two
countries will now try to mount
a joint team to review the EPA
and consider their options,
rather than working alone -
other Caribbean governments
accepted UK language in the
communique that is not help-
ful.
Much has been made by the
EU of access to its markets for
the Caribbean's services sectors.
I and others have already point-
ed out that the authority for
"the movement of natural per-
sons" and therefore the right to
grant or deny visas rests with
individual EU countries not
with the European Commission.
Therefore, referendcesothis in
the EPA are misleading.
Serious though that restric-
tion is, it is not the only problem
related to services. Professor
Jane Kelsey of the School of
Law at the University of Auck-
land has produced a report for
the countries of the Pacific high-
lighting the one-sided nature of
the EPA on services.
She points to: the surrender-
ing of autonomy in policy mak-
ing, the granting to the EU of
measures not agreed in the
global trade rules at the World
Trade Organisation, the harm-
ful effects on development, the
onerous and costly obligations
of implementing the EPA, and
the dangers it poses to regional
integration.


For instance, she says quite
bluntly: "The EC has used the
CARIFORUM EPA to secure
'state of the art' rules and com-
mitments under Title II: Invest-
ment, Services and E-commerce
that it hasn't been able to
achieve at the WTO. The EC
is expected to use this to under-
mine their continued opposi-
tion to these issues at the WTO
if it can get more ACP states to
sign a similar agreement".
Professor Kelsey told the
Pacific countries that: "The lev-
el of sectoral commitments
made by CARIFORUM states
in the EPA exceeds the contro-
versial benchmarks proposed
by the EC in the GATS 2000
negotiations... ". And, she
warned them: "Comparable lib-'
eralisation commitments in the
Pacific would have a massive
impact on the nature, function
and objectives of "services and
the right of governments to reg-
ulate them".
Tellingly, she observes: "The
EPA promises support for small
and medium enterprises. Yet
governments that make 'nation-
al treatment' commitments in
Title II sign away the right to
give small or infant enterprises
the additional support they may
need to survive once their mar-
kets are opened to Europe's
corporations.
"Only large-scale local firms
will be competitive and the
most successful of these may
become targets for foreign
takeovers".
Caribbean governments ini-
tialled the EPA first while oth-
ers waited. The EU pushed the
Caribbean, and it was clear
from the outcome of the UK-
Caribbean forum, that the agen-
da of some EU governments is
to hold the Caribbean to signing
,a full EPA in the EU's interest.
But, it remains in the
Caribbean's interest to review
and renegotiate what is clearly
harmful to Caribbean business-
es and Caribbean autonomy.
The body of evidence justi-
fying the review is compelling.

'(The writer is a business con:
sultant and former Caribbean
diplomat)

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* By LEONARDO KNOWLES

ELEUTHERA, oh my
island, held back from
its original meaning "Freedom"


focus


instead enslaved by an economi-
cal giant. This island that has nur-
tured me for so many years has so
Much to offer, lovely pink sand
beaches, rolling green hills, quaint
villages, rugged cliffs, red soil,


good for growing pineapples,
caves and beautiful caring peo-
ple. It seems to have been lost in'
the world of economic possibili-
ties, this is why I feel that it is so
important for me to give back to
an island that has given so much
to me.
Some may recall the glory days
of Eleuthera when every islander
was able to enjoy full-time
employment and a vibrant econ-
omy. In the 1950's the French
Leave hotel in Governor's Har-
bour, later replaced by Club Med,
was said to have been the driving
force of the Eleuthera economy.
For the past 15 years, both past
and present governments of The
Bahamas made promises to the
residents of Eleuthera in good
faith, the economy declined due
to Government's promises being
backed by solemn guarantees,
which were sometimes not hon-
oured. As a result, major resorts
on the mainland were forced to
close their doors, compounded
with the setbacks resulting from
the devastating hurricane
Andrew, but more importantly
the failure to attract new invest-
ment.
The truth of the matter in my
opinion is that politicians and
governments are extremely men-
dacious. Politicians might lie
about whether they are guilty of
adultery, misappropriation of
funds, and representing their con-
stituencies, but there are some
promises that they should stand
behind. How is it that during an
election campaign politicians/gov-
ernment ask for the support of
the people with the intention of
defaulting on their promises made
during the campaign? In my opin-


of Eleuthera


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"It is
essential for
Eleutherians
to understand
the
importance of
conmmnunity..."


help and hope, being right around
the comer, have been heard many
times in the last few years.
Accordingly, a high degree of
scepticism greets any pronounce-
ment of major economic' devel-
opment projects on the island.
Presently, there are a number
of projects expected to signifi-
cantly impact the residents -
South Eleuthera in particular. I
am particularly concerned that
once the word "development" is
mentioned most persons allow
themselves to become overly
excited thinking only of econom-
ic growth and nothing else.
It is essential for Eleutherians
to understand the importance of
community, and the role the com-
munity ought to play in the devel-
opmental process of the island.
Firstly, development takes
place through awareness and the
interplay of reflection and action
by people in the community.
Secondly, growth in human
capacity, not superimposed eco-
nomic growth, produces sustained
development.
Thirdly, people's participation
in their own development as they
take control of their own future is
crucial. In order for a community
to participate in determining its
needs, the motivation of the peo-
ple is essential. In this case the
elected representative for the con-
stituency, better known as the
Member of Parliament, acts as
the facilitator/motivator on behalf
of the Goyernment of The
Bahamas, promising the resi-
dences help and hope for the
problems that plague their com-
munities. Motivation is the initial
process whereby the oppressed
and powerless become aware of
their conditions and its causes.
Community motivation leads to
the sharing of responsibilities,
which gives the community a
sense- of ownership. For a com-
munity to participate in its own
development, mutual trust must
be established between the
MP/Government and the com-
munity.
Presently, the trend that began


about 15 years ago seems to have
accelerated in recent years due
to the lack of opportunities and
the general decline in the econo-
my of Eleuthera. As a result,
many persons frop Eleuthera
have left either for the island of
New Providence and/or other
countries in order to find employ-
ment, boost their incomes, and
to further their education.
Notwithstanding, many persons
of Eleutherian descent have been
very successful in the fields of
education, construction, medicine,
and business.
However, the fact that many
have not returned to invest and
contribute to the further devel-
opment of Eleuthera has served
to hinder progress. Meanwhile,
the lack of incentives to migrate
from New Providence presents
another hurdle.
t is my hope that the Gov-
ernment of The Bahamas
would grant title to commonage
land to enable development for
residential or commercial pur-
poses as it has done and is doing
presently for other islands, such as
Abaco, Exuma and Long Island.
Also, put in place measures for
land reform. Apparently, large
tracts of land have been pur-
chased by non-residents and held
for a long period of time without
any development taking place.
The under-utilisation of
resources and of the facilities such
as the naval bases, standout upon
visiting Eleuthera. In part, this is
a remnant of slavery specifically;
people who have not had to think
for themselves and plan for the
future tend to focus on day-to-
day activities.
Despite the arduous economic
times in Eleuthera, I can honest-
ly attest to the hard work, perse-
verance, initiatives, ambition and
vision of local entrepreneurs, such
as the late Mr Albert T Sands and
family, Mr Ray Carey and family
and Mr Oswald Ingraham and
family (in Rock Sound).just to
name a few. Their commitments
to the island of Eleuthera and its
residents speak volumes to the
further development of the island.
Instead of simply waiting for
foreign' investment, a fair num-
ber of locals show the determi-
nation, and ability to push ahead
with their own plans. Eleuthera
has the potential to supply the
tourist sector with a fair amount
of the fruit, vegetables, and
marine demands once given the
attention and proper develop-
ment. Given the fact that many
Bahamians may not elect to work
in the hot sun, further expansion
of the agriculture sector will
require the import of foreign
labourers and appropriate tech-
nology. Ultimately, the recovery'
of Eleuthera depends on the
inhabitants. They can play a key
role in making investments on the
island a success. They have to
demand the attention of their rep-
resentatives and attract those
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Stagnated

The glory days of the once
thriving Rock Sound
Club and exclusive Pottatch Club
have disappeared. The Winder-
mere Island development, Davis
Harbour, Cape Eleuthera, and
Cotton Bay, with its world-class
golf course and expensive homes,
have not yet achieved the level
of success expected.
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that the once promising growth
trends emerging in Eleuthera
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Five bombs explode in northern Spain after warning call
N LAREDO, Spain Five hours later, a caller warned the Basque fire ser-
vice that four bombs would explode in Laredo and
FIVE bombs exploded in northern Spain on Sun- Noja in the neighboring province of Cantabria, the S e v e y e a r
day causing damage but no injuries, officials said. A ministry said.
person, claiming to be speaking on behalf of Basque A bomb exploded in the sand next to Laredo's
separatist group ETA, had phoned in warnings about beach-front promenade at around 12:20 p.m. In Noja,
four of the bombs, according to Associated Press. two devices detonated at the beach, the first around
The first detonated without warning around 5 a.m. 1 p.m., the second about an hour later near a lifeguard
outside a bank in the Basque town of Getxo, dam- hut, and another bomb exploded at a golf course at
aging a cash dispenser and breaking windows, the about 3 p.m., according to Cantabria's regional Inte-
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RESDETI CMM A


1. TWYNAM HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 117,
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 8,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Take Portland Boulevard east
of Super Value Food Store Prince Charles
Drive south to the 2nd comer (Continental
Avenue) on the left. Continue around the
curve then take the 3rd comer on the left
(Tropical Avenue), Traveling north the property
is the 10th lot on the left or first property after
passing Tote Avenue.
APPRAISED VALUE: $302,000

2. SOUTH BEACH ESTATES SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 1 Block 22
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Split Level
Residential Building with 3 Apts.
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,600 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Travel south along East Street
from Bamboo Boulevard take 1st comer
on right Bougainvillea Blvd. Heading west
on Bougainvillea Blvd. take the 2nd corner
on the right Madeira Avenue come to the
"T" junction and turn left onto Oxford Drive.
Property is 3rd house on the right at the
western comer of Serville Drive and Oxford
Avenue.
APPRAISED VALUE: $397,000

3. BEL-AIR ESTATES, CARMICHAEL ROAD
LOT NO. 259
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-storey
Residence
PROPERTYSIZE: 6;000 sq. ft.:
LOCATION: East onCarmichael Road from
Faith Avenue take the 4th corner on the right
(Turtle Drive) property is 4th lot on right.
APPRAISED VALUE: $186,000

4. GOLDEN GATES ESTATES II
LOT NO. 1372
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single-storey
Residence, 4 Bed/ 2 Bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: From the junction of Carmichael
Road and Cedar Way (comer opposite BFM)
travel south to the T-Junction, turn right
onto Golden Gates Straight, then take the
first' comer right onto Comet Terrace. The
property 3rd lot or the 2nd house on the right,
yellow with white trim.
APPRAISED VALUE: $224,000

5. BRICEVILLE SUBDIVISION, PINE BARREN
ROAD
LOT OF LAND
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Five Unit
Apartment Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 10,200 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Heading west along Prince
Charles from Fox Hill Road take the third
comer on the left (Pine Barren Road). Travel
'west along Pine Barren Road take the second
comer on the left (Ceira Close) then take the
second comer on the right. Subject building
is at the dead end on the right painted white.
APPRAISED VALUE: $292,000

6. PINEWOOD GARDENS SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 1467
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Storey
Triplex Apartment, 2 1 bed/bath; 1-2 bed
/bath;
PROPERTY SIZE: 5,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Enter Pinewood Gardens from
South Beach Police Station drive East
to Thatch Palm Avenue, take first right off
Thatch Palm, the property is second building
on right hand side fenced in.
APPRAISED VALUE: $145,000


1. GARDEN HILLS ESTATES
LOT NO. 1021
PROPERTY SIZE: Single-family, 7,024 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Travel west on Independence
Highway, exiting at British American, turn
left and travel south to the top of the hill at the
T-junction, turn left and travel East to the end
of this road which Is a T-Junction; at the
T-Junction turn left (north) and the subject lot
is first left on the southern comer.
APPRAISED VALUE: $85,000

2. CHIPPINGHAM
LOT NO. 106
PROPERTY SIZE: Single-family, 5,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Western side of Providence
Avenue (opposite house No. 45)
APPRAISED VALUE: $85,000


7. ENGLERSTON SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 10 Block 47
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Commercial
Development
PROPERTY SIZE: 10,062 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Travel west on Wulff Road from
Pinedale Street take the first left onto Minnie
Street. The subject property is on the eastern
side of Minnie Street about 1,050 ft. south of
Homestead Avenue. (liquor Store erected on
property).
APPRAISED VALUE: $137,000

8. ENGLERSTON SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 9 Block 47
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Commercial
Development
PROPERTY SIZE: 10,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Travel west on Wulff Road from
Pinedale Street take the first left onto Minnie
Street. The subject property is on the eastern
side of Minnie Street about 1,000 ft. south of
Homestead Avenue.
APPRAISED VALUE: $115,000

9. PARADISE CONDOMINIUMS
LOT NO. 65
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Townhouse
Unit One
FLOOR AREA: 1,215 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Eastern Side of Faith Avenue
passed Texaco Gas Station and 100 feet
south of Hamster Road.
APPRAISED VALUE: $154,000

10. PASTEL GARDENS
LOT NO. 149
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence, 3 bed / 1 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 5,701 sq. ft.
Location: Traveling north along the main
entrance to Pastel Gardens from Marshall
Road, come to the four-way junction and
continue to head north onto Lemon Street.
The subject property is the 11 th house on the,.
left painted white with yellow boxing and lights
'brown asphalt shingled roof.
APPRAISED VALUE: $142,000

11. CHIPPINGHAM
LOT NO. 17
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single Storey
Residence, 2 beds / 1 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 6,375 sq. ft.
LOCATION: North side of Quarry Mission
Road 500 ft West of Nassau Street.
APPRAISED VALUE: $130,000

12. ROCKY PINE ROAD
LOT NO. "A"
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Multi-Family
Duplex Apartment ,
PROPERTY SIZE: 7,288 sq.ft.
LOCATION: Travel West on Rocky Pine Road
off Carmichael Road,
property is midway on the third comer on
the left.
APPRAISED VALUE: $275,000


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3. CARMICHAEL ROAD & FAITH AVENUE
LOT OF LAND "A"
PROPERTY SIZE: Single-family, 4,651 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Southeast of Carmichael
Road and South West of Faith Avenue
South.
APPRAISED VALUE: $72,000.00


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way, or the other."
Recently, AES issued an
advertisement outlining its
commitments to the
Bahamas. These included
benefits to BEC not only in
fuel savings but also in, the
reduction of emissions of
pollution from the burning
of diesel fuel. In upgrading
its Blue Hills turbines to run
on natural gas, BEC is
expected to save between $3
and $4 billion over the first
15 years, the advertisement
stated. However, according
to Mr Deveaux, the govern-
ment has not received any
new proposals from AES or
from BEC's Energy Review
Committee.
Referring to the recent
full-page advertisements and
radio appearances by Mr
Samson, Mr Deveaux said
he believed Mr Samson was
acting on his own to bring
his business ideas to the pub-
lic.
However, yesterday as the
guest on the radio pro-
gramme Sunday Conversa-
tions, Mr Samson continued
his campaign to debunking
rumours and mistruths about
LNG while outlining the
benefits for the Bahamas
with the installation of the
Ocean Cay facility.
Quickly denying the
notion that the project was
heing earmarked: for the.:


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Bahamas simply to avoid US
regulations, Mr Samson
reminded the listening audi-
ence of the Island FM pro-
gramme that since 2001,.
some 24 LNG projects have
been approved in the United
States. However, with the
lack of any site along the
Fl6rida coastline that has a
buffering zone of at least a
mile from the population,
Ocean Cay which sits 22
miles south of Bimini and
nine miles from Cat Cay -
remains a viable option for
AES to supply that state
with natural gas.
In fact, Mr Samson said, if
there were a site in Florida
that permitted the building
of the LNG terminal, one
would have been constructed
there three or four years
ago.
"All infrastructure pro-
jects of this magnitude,
whether it's large power
plants or LNG terminals
they always take a long time.
Now, seven years is on the
outside of what is normal,
but we have had very suc-
cessful projects that have
taken 10 years to get into
construction. But when you
build large power plants and
liquid gas terminals, you
don't get a lot of invita-
tions," he laughed.
Natural gas, Mr Samson
said, is acknowledged not
only for its cleanliness to the
environment but also for its
reduced carbon, signature.


While admitting that the
world will not change to
using renewable energy
"over night" Mr Samson is
optimistic that the increased
use of natural gas can go a
long way in helping to solve
the global warming effects
of the more conventional
energy sources.
However, the main oppo-
nent to the AES project,
local activist Sam Dun-
combe, remains unconvinced
of the project's environmen-
tal impact.
Calling in to the show, Mrs
Duncombe took Mr Samson
to task over the proposed
facility.
"Your company, and other
companies that are into this
addictive fuel source that we
have, needs to get off the
bandwagon lot and stop
thinking about how much
money we are going to make
today and in the next 15
years, and start thinking
about the impacts that all
these global warming gases
are going to do to future
generations."
Interjecting, Mr Samson
asked: "So the first step
shouldn't be to reduce
150,000 tonnes a year car-
bon from BEC just to switch
to natural gas?"
"So we are going to stop
emitting green house, gases
at BEC and let you do it at
Ocean Cay?" Mrs Dun-
combe asked.


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FROM page one
dence at the scene of the
crime.
He uses condoms during
sexual intercourse and
makes his victims shower.
He also wears a mask and
gloves.
Supt Rahming stated that
the attacker usually com-
mits his crime during the
early morning hours.
"Since these attacks have
reportedly occurred during
the early morning hours,
residents are asked to
ensure that they properly
secure their premises before
retiring to bed, have the
outside of their dwellings
well lit, and blinds drawn
when inside using the inte-
rior lights," he said.
Mr Rahming said persons
should immediately alert
the police at 919 or 911,
should they hear or see any-
thing suspicious.

FROM page one
cade across the main road,
blocking access to the tourist
attraction from vehicular traf-
fic.
It is claimed that the area was
closed after some locals were
alleged to have held a beach
party there, leaving all of their
garbage and other refuse scat-
tered over the area.
This developer, sources
alleged, issued keys to various
home and land owners within
the area so that they can still
have access to the beach and
Blue Hole.
However, it is understood
that this action is not going over
well with a number of locals
who frequent the landmark site
for recreation. These locals,
sources indicate, are also con-
cerned for the number of
tourists who travel from near
an'fdarTV isit what is said to be
the deepest inland blue hole in
the world.
Dean's Blue Hole plunges
more than 660 feet to the ocean
floor in the settlement of
Clarence Town. The massive
blue hole is said to open up into
a mammoth chamber where
fresh water and salt water mix.


ALL TIMES:
10 am to 1 pm


FROM page one
citizen, searched the area around Big Pond at
around 5.30pm.
The officers found a car parked in the arda.
A plastic bag containing a pillow case was hid-
den underneath the car. Opening the pillow
case, officers discovered a .38 handgun and 50
live rounds of ammunition.
Also on Friday, a police car chase ended
with the capture of another illegal firearm.
At around 4am, officers of the mobile divi-
sion observed a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier with a
male driver in the Dowdeswell Street area.
On seeing the police, the driver sped off.
The officers gave chase and followed the
Chevrolet east on Dowdeswell Street onto East
Bay Street.
The car chase ended near the East Villa
Restaurant when the Chevrolet Cavalier hit a
wall.
The driver escaped in the area. Officers


searched the car and found a .38 handgun with
six live rounds of ammunition.
Then on Saturday, at around 7am, a con-
cerned citizen was in a yard in the western
area of New Providence when he found a .9mm
handgun with eight bullets under a tree. The
weapon was handed over to the police.
In addition to the capture of illegal firearms,
police on Saturday recovered a stolen vehicle
which had been used in an armed robbery.
At around 8pm on Saturday, two men, one
carrying a handgun, entered the Texaco Service
Station on Prince Charles Drive and robbed an
employee of cash.
The robbers, described as slim, one about
5'4" tall, and the other about 6 feet tall, escaped
in a 1999 Honda Accord.
The car was recovered shortly afterwards in
the Lumumba Lane area. The robbers fled the
area leaving the vehicle. On processing this
car, police discovered that it was stolen some-
time earlier.


.Developer their reflection, and fish swim
D VeloLpe r "upside down."
Attempts to reach Long
It is said that at this depth, Island MP Larry Cartwright for
where the waters mix, the water comment on the matter were
gives the impression of a plate unsuccessful up to press time
of glass in which divers can see last night.
Minister says areas around Goodman's
Bay to be examined lor dangerous spots
FROM page one
seas, which can cause crevices to be created on the ocean floor.
Last week's police exercise, which was conducted in the afternoon
at Goodman's Bay, resulted in the death of Corporal Burrows, a 13-
year veteran with the police's criminal records office. Ten other offi-
cers were also injured.
Eyewitnesses claimed that the training exercise was poorly struc-
tured and ill-advised. They said the group was in the water towards
the eastern end of the beach when the accident occurred.
The men and women were weighted down with weapons belts,
military,boots and full dress uniform in the water, in tempera-
tures around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, when several officers became
distressed, witnesses said.
A regular swimmer who frequents Goodman's Bay told The
Tribune last week that he believes the location for the police train-
ing exercise was badly chosen and not properly researched.
Jason Rahming, 39, an electrician with the Ministry of Works
explained that there are many sinkholes in the area, which swim-
mers can get stuck in with their feet.
"There are a lot of big underwater craters in that area. You can
suddenly drop and have four to five feet of water above your
head.
"Sometimes it can take you a while to get free. If you are not a
strong swimmer then the situation can turn serious," he said.


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ring food prices led to small group of demonstrators
in April, the U.S. and burned tires and threw rocks at
omised millions of dol- police and U.N. peacekeepers in
poor families like Riv- Les Cayes, where the April riots
:ll as help for farmers to began.
ti's dependence on "Life is even more difficult than
od. it was in April," said Pierre
e months later, The Antoinier St.-Cyr, who works in
Press has learned that agricultural development in Les
on of a key U.S. food Cayes. "Community organizations
ss than 2 percent as of are meeting weekly to see if they
-has been distributed, are going to start the protests
e who oversee the food again."
s say they are stopgap The April riots spread from the
bile programs to create countryside to Port-au-Prince and
lp Haitian farmers to left at least six Haitians and a U.N.
duction are more criti- peacekeeper dead. The prime min-
the country's chronic ister was dismissed in their wake,
and for all. and he still hasn't been replaced.
now, aid workers say, They also caused an outpouring
families need immedi- of international pledges. The U.S.
little of the emergency government and U.N. World Food
ed has reached them. Program promised a combined
it has reached Haiti is total of $117 million this year in
t. Nearly all the rest is food and agricultural aid.
warehouses victim of That included more than 40,000
ices, bad roads and a tons of beans, rice and other food
al government, intended to quell the emergency.
' food at all has gone to But a U.S. Agency for Intemation-
e countryside, where al Development report obtained by
ilf of Haiti's 8.7 million The Associated Press says that as of
early July, less than 2 percent of
he Artibonite Valley, that had been distributed.
fertile region, child Some 16,000 tons has reached
is rampant. Farmers Haiti. But more than 11,000 tons
om last year's floods of that is still in port; nearly all the
ing, and lacking equip- rest lies undistributed in World
s promised to increase Vision International and Catholic
- are eating the very Relief Services warehouses. Only
should be planting to 724 tons of food has reached distri-
hunger. bution centers.
ree children is mal- Haiti already had a customs bot-
the most rural areas of tleneck in its ports as officials
e Valley, according to cracked down on drug smuggling
Albert Schweitzer in and tried to better collect duties.
s, where Rivilade was In the Artibonite Valley, aid
une. Doctors there workers say not a single ration had
children to the mal- arrived as of mid-July. Nor had any
rd from May through of the $150,000 in emergency seeds
two and a half times and tools promised to help 20,000
st year. In April and Haitian farmers nationwide plant
[ere were 361 children basic food crops.
1o were severely mal- Hunger is a bitter irony in the
d more than 2,500 oth- valley known as "Haiti's rice bowl,"
ly so. where farms have been in decline
o would have been for decades, unable to compete with
malnourished last year subsidized U.S, food imported
malnourished this under low tariffs. Political instabil-
spital official Adeline ity has left the government with-
nilies that were once out effective agricultural policies
e are now in crisis." or ways to deal with nearly annual
lies eating through hurricanes and floods.
food savings and with That meant there was no.pro-
seas t. tl s.wing. tection when the price of imported
S.- .utd -l ting rice increased by more than 60 per-
S4. pp,.ce Jid. a cent,, and that of corn by 91 per-
cent, over the first six months of
the year, according to the World
Food Program.
The U.N. agency and many
countries' programs are focused
largely in urban areas. Brazilian sol-
diers have distributed rice, beans
and cooking oil donated by their
country in the seaside slum of Cite
Soleil, where sprawling shantytowns
are home to thousands of refugees
from the impoverished countryside.
In rural communities where
USAID food is slated to be dis-
tributed by World Vision Interna-
tional, delivery has been hampered
by logistical problems and high fuel
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nutrition at the Albert Schweitzer hospital in Deschapelles, Haiti, Tuesday,
June 17, 2008. Funding delays, a dysfunctional central government and
transportation problems along crumbling rural roads are keeping aid from
reaching critical areas such as the fertile Artibonite Valley, where one out of
three children are malnurished.


Nearly everything that has been
distributed has gone through
Catholic Relief Services, which has
been relying on pre-existing stocks,
said country representative Bill
Canny.
World Vision country director
Wesley Charles blamed USAID
for its delays in delivering food, say-
ing U.S. funding was held up in
Congress' emergency supplemen-
tal appropriations bill as lawmakers
debated the portions that fund the
Iraq War.
"I think that at the USAID level
they need to be more sensitive,"
Charles said. "You cannot manage
an emergency situation like a nor-
mal procedure."
The U.S. Embassy said there
were also delays during the han-
dover of the food distribution and
agricultural projects to World
Vision from its previous operator,
Save the Children. It referred ques-
tions about distribution to those
agencies.
Canny said U.S. food aid is also
often slowed because it consists of
excess food from American pro-
ducers that must be purchased,
transported and shipped, rather
than bought locally in Haiti.
World Food ProgTm i
spokesman Alejandro Lopez-
Chicheri said it's complicated to get
food into Haiti, and that his agency
is focusing on urban areas that are
easiest to reach.
"We're trying to help as much
as we can, but that doesn't mean
we'll solve everything," he said.
When AP journalists visited the
Artibonite Valley in June, farmers
hacked at the soil using the same
hand-planting methods employed
centuries ago by their enslaved
ancestors. Lemare Forrestal, a 60-
year-old farmer in the mountains,
said his family sometimes resorts
to eating corn and bean seeds.
"We have kids we can't feed. We
have to eat what we have," he said.


And even when there is food,
mothers leave their children at
home while they seek work in far-
off markets with no one to ensure
they eat properly.
Sylvieta Saintera, 38, said her 8-
year-old daughter cooks for her six
other children when she's gone.
Hunger victims filled the low-
slung, tree-lined Schweitzer hospi-
tal complex in June. Flies buzzed
from bed to bed as mothers spoon-
fed vegetable mixtures prepared
over charcoal fires in an outdoor
kitchen.
A' photo of Rivilade from
months earlier showed a baby with
fat arms and black hair. But his
bald, naked body was covered with
an old man's wrinkled skin. Diar-
rhea had shrunk his weight to 15
pounds, a quarter less than doctors
say is healthy.
"He was fine, and then he got
sick," said his mother, 22-year-old
Nimose Jisesle. It costs 150 Hait-
ian gourdes a week $3.95 to
feed him, she said, but she earns
just 100 gourdes, $2.63, selling knap-
sacks and firewood. His father went
to the neighboring Dominican
Republic to find work and does not
s port the child.
suffering fr.pm diarrhea, pneu-
monia and mouth and skin infec-
tions, Rivilade was treated and fed
with intravenous liquids and food.
He was released a few days later
with his weight up and diarrhea
gone, said Dr. Erlantz Hyppolite.
Some of the children receive a
super-high-protein mixture of
peanut butter, oil, milk and vita-
mins known here as "Medika
Mamba" that has also been used
in African famines. But once they
go home, mothers struggle to follow
doctors' advice to thoroughly clean
their homes and prepare more bal-
anced meals for their children, Hyp-
polite said.
Some, he said, eat the peanut
butter mixture themselves.


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INTERAIONALNEWS


Afghan officials:

US-led forces

killed nine police
KABUL, Afghanistan
U.S.-LED troops and
Afghan forces killed nine
Afghan police Sunday, calling
in airstrikes and fighting on
the ground for four hours
after both sides mistook the
other for militants, Afghan
officials said, according to
Associated Press.
In a separate incident,
NATO said it accidentally
killed at least four Afghan
civilians Saturday night. A
NATO soldier also was killed
in the east.
The two cases of accidental
killings could, further under-
cut popular support for the
government and foreign
forces operating here. Presi-
dent Hamid Karzai has plead-
ed with the U.S. and other
C, nations fighting resurgent mil-
itants to avoid civilian casual-
ties.
In the western province of
,Farah near the Iranian bor-
der, a convoy of foreign
forces showed up in Anar
Dara district and clashed with
Afghan police, killing nine of
them, said provincial Deputy
Governor Younus Rasuli.
He said the foreign troops
had not informed local offi-
'"cials they were coming, and
the police thought they were
enemy fighters. The two sides
fought from about midnight
until 4 a.m. Sunday, and the
." foreign forces used airstrikes,
Rasuli said.
b' The U.S.-led coalition said
it was investigating the report.
L It said its forces, along with
Afghan troops, had retaliated
in defense against "a non-uni-
formed hostile force."
"The combined patrol sig-
naled their status as coalition
forces, but continued to
receive fire," a military state-
ment said. "Coalition forces
"then returned small arms fire
and engaged the enemy with
precision close air support."
In eastern Paktika
province, NATO's Interna-
tional Security Assistance
Force said it killed at least
-r four civilians Saturday night
When its troops fired two mor-
tar rounds that landed nearly
half a mile short of their tar-,.
get. NATO said it was inrivfi-
gating wAleFtiiree otheFr
civilians also were killed in
.,the Barmal district.
"ISAF deeply regrets this
'accident, and an investigation
as to the exact circumstances
of this tragic event is now
under way," NATO said in a
statement.
The alliance said it was pro-
r; viding medical aid to four
civilians who were wounded.
Also Sunday, a NATO sol-
'dier was killed during fighting
in the eastern Khost province,
the alliance said in a state-
Sment. NATO did not identify
the soldier's nationality, but
most of the troops in that area
are Amer: an.
Afghanistan faces intensify-
ing militancy nearly seven
years after the U.S.-led inva-
sign of the country ousted the
hard-line Islamic Taliban
movement from power.
More than 2,500 people
have died in insurgency-relat-
ed violence this year in the
country, according to an
Associated Press tally of offi-
cial figures. Most have been
militants, but the total
,includes hundreds of ordinary
-citizens.
NATO and the coalition
insist they take great precau-
tions to avoid civilian casual-
ties.
Commanders accuse insur-
S gents of endangering innocent
people by launching attacks
from residential areas and
carrying out suicide attacks
that kill far more bystanders
than security personnel.
In other violence, 'the Min-
istry of Defense said Afghan
troops battled insurgents in
the southern Kandahar
province Saturday, killing 18
militants and injuring 25.
They also detained 15.
In neighboring Zabul
province, Afghan troops
killed nine militants and
wounded seven, a ministry
statement said.
Neither claim could be
independently verified.
In the southern province of


Helmand, a mine exploded
Sunday under a civilian vehi-
cle in Gereshk district, killing
three children and wounding
four people, said provincial
police Chief Mohammad
Hussein Andiwal.
-Andiwal accused Taliban
militants of planting the mine
on a road frequently used by
Afghan and foreign troops.
On Saturday, militants
attacked a police checkpoint
in the same district but in the
ensuing gunfight three Tal-
iban fighters were killed,
Andiwal said. No police were
injured in that clash, he
Added.


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Vatican says

350,000 pack

Randwick race

track for event

* SYDNEY, Australia

POPE Benedict XVI end-
ed his farthest pilgrimage
Sunday, one intended to
inspire a new generation of
faithful while trying to over-
come a dark chapter for his
church from a clerical sex
abuse scandal.
Summing up his message,
Benedict told young pil-
grims at a Mass in Sydney
that a "spiritual desert" was
spreading throughout the
world and challenged them
to shed the greed and cyni-
cism of their time to create
a.new age of hope, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
The Vatican said some
350,000 faithful from almost
170 countries packed the
Randwick race track -
many of them camping out
in sleeping bags in the mild
chill of the Australian win-
ter as well as a global
television audience.,
Vatican spokesman the
Rev. Federico Lombardi
said it was Sydney's biggest
crowd since the Olympic
Games in 2000.
Asked how the 81-year-
old pope fared with the
audience at the World
Youth Day event alter-
nately football-stadium
boisterous or chapel quiet
depending on the occasion
Lombajdisaid Benedict's
\ speeches were "positive,
constructive, never polemi-
'Benedict touched on
themes for the universal
church as well as Australia
in particular raising the
need for the World to
change its lifestyles because
of global warming, relations
With non-Catholics and
the struggle here to rejuve-
nate a crisis-battered
Church.
At Sunday's Mass under
threatening skies, Benedict
urged young Christians
to be agents of change
because "the world needs
renewal. '
"In so many of our soci-
eties, side by side with
material prosperity, a spiri-
tual desert is spreading: an
interior emptiness, an
unnamed fear, a quiet sense
of despair," the pontiff said.

Welcomed

The pope said it was up
to a new generation of
Christians to build a world
in "which God's gift of life
is welcomed, respected and
cherished not rejected,
feared as a threat and
destroyed."
They must embrace the
power of God "to let it
break through the curse of
our indifference, our spiri-
tual weariness, our blind
conformity to the spirit of
this age," he said.
The aim was "a new age
in which hope liberates us
from the shallowness, apa-
thy and self-absorption
which deadens our souls
and poisons our relation-
ships," he said.
It is a primary theme of
his papacy, with him
acknowledging on his way
to Australia that the Church
in the West was "in crisis"
because people no longer
see the need for God. But
he insisted it was not in
decline. "I am an optimist"
about its future, he said.
Benedict announced that,
as expected, Madrid, Spain,
would host the next World
YoutlDay in 2011 and told
the pilgrims.
The more than 20 hour
flight from Rome to Aus-
tralia was the longest dis-
tance Benedict has traveled
as pope.


He flew over the scene of
the Mass early Sunday in a
helicopter dubbed "the


POPE BENEDICT XVI is shown on a
giant screen as more than 200,000
pilgrims attend the Final Mass at
Randwick Racecourse in Sydney,
Sunday, July 20, 2008. Pope bene-
dict XVI is in Sydney for World
Youth Day activities till Monday
July 21.


holy-copter" by bleary-eyed
pilgrims below. He saw the
assemblage swarming all
over the track in a jumble
of sleeping bags and back-
packs.
"It's been crazy, hectic,
nuts but it's also been
serene, calming and very
fulfilling," said Margaret
Mazzella, 48, of Westch-
ester, New York, as she.
rested.on a sleeping bag and
picked at a tuna sandwich
following the festival's final
Mass on Sunday.

Crowd

He later drove slowly
through the crowd, stopping
once to kiss the forehead of
a toddler held up to the
popemobile's window.
Pilgrims gave him a rock-
star welcome, waving the
flags of their nations, cheer-
ing and chanting his name.
Some pilgrims at World
Youth Day complained
Pope Benedict XVI sped
past them during two drive-
throughs in Sydney so
quickly they barely caught
a glimpse of the pontiff
before he was gone.
Australian media gave
prominent attention to
Benedict's apology Satur-
day for the sexual abuse of
minors by Catholic clergy,
headlining his word's "I Am
Deeply Sorry."
He said he wanted "to
acknowledge the shame
which we have all felt" and
called for those responsible
to be "brought to justice."
The acts were "evil" and a
"grave betrayal of trust," he
said.
The pope's apology was
not enough to satisfy repre-
sentatives of the victims of
clergy sexual abuse, who
said it must be backed by
Vatican orders to Aus-
tralian bishops to stop what
they say are efforts to cover
up the extent of the prob-
lem and to block survivors'
attempts to win compensa-
tion.
The alPoTbgy followed
similar statements in the
United States in April,
where he also met with a
small group of victims.
Even as the papal
entourage prepared to leave
Monday morning, it was still
unclear whether Benedict
would do the same in Aus-
tralia. Lombardi would not
rule out tie possibility in
the waning hours of the vis-
it.
The pope was due to
leave Australia for the Vat-
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* BEIJING
WITH the Olympics less
than three weeks away, Bei-
jing began restricting car use
and limiting factory emissions
on Sunday in a final drastic
effort to clear its smog-
choked skies, according to
Associated Press.
Under the two-month plan,
half of the capital's 3.3 mil-
lion cars will be removed
from city streets on alternate
days, depending on whether
the license plate ends in an
odd or even number.
Skies were relatively clear,
on Sunday after some morn-
ing haze, and traffic was light
for a weekend, flowing
smoothly on highways and
city streets.
But the real test will come
when the work week begins.
"Things are fine today," a
taxi driver who gave only her
surname, Li, said as she
sailed through normally traf-
fic-snarled intersections. "But
tomorrow, it may be different
as people go to work."
In addition to the traffic
plan, chemical plants, power
stations and foundries had to
cut emissions by 30 percent
beginning Sunday.
Dust-spewing construction
in the capital was to stop
entirely.
While the government has
said it hopes to reduce vehi-
cle emissions, one of Beijing's
chief sources of pollution, it
is unclear how the effective-
ness of the plan will be
gauged.
The government has not
made public a specific target
for emissions levels or said
how it will 'measure air qual-
ity.
Despite architecturally
adventurous venues and $40
billion spent on improving
infrastructure, China's great-
est challenge has been keep-
ing the city's air clean for the
world's greatest athletes par-
ticipating in the Aug. 8-24
games.
Beijing's skyline is normal-
ly shrouded with a thick gray
haze.
Already, many competitors
are choosing to train away
from Beijing, and Interna-
tional Olympic Committee
President Jacques Rogge has
said outdoor endurance
events lasting more than an
hour will be postponed if air
quality if poor.
The world's greatest dis-
tance runner, Haile Gebrse-
lassie of Ethiopia, has decid-
ed not to run the marathon
event because the city's
pollution irritates his breath-
ing.
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industrial trucks, many of
which operate only at night
- were banned beginning
July 1.
To further ease the grid-
lock, employers have been
asked to stagger work sched-
ules and public institutions
will open an hour later than
normal.
And those driving on the
wrong days will be fined $14,
a pricey penalty for many in
Beijing.
The government has also
beefed up public transporta-
tion options for the estimated
4 million extra people who
will be off the roads because
of the traffic plan, the offi-
cial Xinhua News Agency
said.
The city is scheduled to
add up to 3,000 more buses
by the time the Olympics
start, raising the daily capac-
ity for passengers from
12.5 million to 15 million, it
said.
A rare 95 percent of buses
reached their stops on time
on Sunday because the roads
were less congested, Xinhua
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cited Yao Zhenping, assistant
to the general manager
of the Beijing Public
Transport Holdings Group,
as saying.
Two new subway lines and
an airport rail link opened
on Saturday, with the pro-
jected number of passengers
on all three routes expected
to carry 1.1 million people
daily during the Olympics.
"It's much faster than a
taxi, so it's very good," said
Ola Tunamder, who arrived
Sunday from Helsinki, Fin-
land, and took the airport
train into the city.
And on July 25, special
Olympic traffic lanes will
begin operating and will stay
in place until Sept. 25.
The city will set aside 165
miles of roadway on which
certified Olympic vehicles
will be allowed to move from
hotels, Olympic venues and
the Athletes' Village.
The average speed is
expected to be 35 mph.
Experts say the pollution-
curbing experiment could still
go wrong.
Unpredictable winds could
blow pollution into Beijing
despite factory shutdowns in
the city and five surrounding
provinces.
Or it could go the other
way, with August generally
being the month with little
wind, potentially allowing
pollution to build up.
Also Sunday, Xinhua said
that China's civil aviation
authorities had begun imple-
menting air traffic control
measures to deal with poten-
tial emergencies.
Citing Su Langen, an avia-
tion official, the report said
that authorities "will main-
tain closer monitoring of air
traffic" but did not give any
details.
"They will respond quickly
to emergency situations such
as terror attacks, hijacking of
civil aircraft, and unautho-
rized entry of no-fly zone,"
Xinhua said.


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* By NEIL HARTNELL
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B a h aF
Mar 's as
t w of
existing
resorts ."are still not
where we'd like to
be", the company's
senior vice-president
for external affairs
told Tribune Busi-


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* 'Positive signs' from Sheraton conversion, with mid-$ 190s' rates, as 78-79 per cent occupancies targeted
* Resort owner mulls future room numbers it wants to work with at Wyndham
* Search for $2.4bn project partner'ongoing'


ness, its main project being to increase meant in the financial performance of its
the Wyndham's room rates and occu- two properties, especially the Shera-
pancy levels. : ton, as it continues its search for a
Robert Sands said the developer was : replacement equity partner for its $2.4
detecting "positive signs" of improve- billion Cable Beach redevelopment


following Harrah's Entertainment's
withdrawal.
While that search, led by Swiss bank
UBS, remains a working progress, Baha
Mar's immediate short-term goal "is


to get the Wvndham to where we'd
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SEE page 6B


Bahamas 'long

way from starving

economically'


a By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor


Smaller $10-$30m projects
fill voidleft by mega resort


BAHAMIANS "focus too no-shows
much" on mega-billion pro-
jects and fail to realise that Bahamas was "a long
multiple smaller develop- from starvation economy:
ments, valued at between $10- ly" because a number
$30 million, are helping to smaller, Bahamian-led de
keep this nation's economy opments were filling the v
moving, Commonwealth Among those taking up
Bank's chairman told Tribune slack are two projects
Business. Donaldson is intimal
T. B. Donaldson said that involved with: Comni
despite the failure of many .
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last more than three years


* By NEIL HARTNELL
. Tribune Business Editor
THE exclusivity period'
enjoyed by the.-Bahamas
Telecommunications Compa-
:ny's (BTC) privatization part-,
ner is unlikely to be longer than
three years, the chairman of the
committee charged with over-
seeing the process has told Tri-
bune Business.
T. B. Donaldson, who is also-
Commonwealth Batik's chair-.
man, said the Government and
the privatization committee it
had appointed had effectively
.agreed on two general princi-
ples the length of any exclu-
, sivity period and the. fact that
the. Government, post-privati-
sation, 'would not necessarily be


Concerns over uneven liberalisation 'playing field'


BTC's majority shareholder.
.'The Government said basi-
cally two things, on which we
all agree," Mir Donaldson told
TribuneBusiness.
"The Government does not
necessarily want to be, or need
to be, the majority shareholder.
What percentage will be sold,
hasn't been determined. A lot
depends #onthe feedback we get
from entities interested in pri-
vatizing BTC."
He added: "There can't be
' any long exclusivity period. I
can tell you, it won't be over
thjee years. Ti won't be a Cable
Bahamas. We've learnt from"
that. We're going to open up


cellular services."'
Mr Donaldson's comments
are likely to be 'music to the
eais' of BTC's existing com-
petitors, such as Systems
Resource Group (SRG) and
Cable Bahamas, plus potential
ikew market entrants such as
Digicel.
For they suggest that the
Ingraham government's empha-
sis, at least when it comes to the
telecommunications sector, is.
different from that of its prede-
cessor. Liberalisation and com-
petition seem to be the current

SEE page 5B


Planning process must

become 'more formal

and transparent'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Town Planning and
land-use zoning-processes need
to become more formalized and
transparent, a government min-
ister has told Tribune Business,
with proposed: legislative
.amendments designed to tackle
both these areas.
Dr Earl Deveaux, minister of
the en\ ironment.'said the zon-
ing regulations and processes
were one aspect being assessed


as part of the planned amend-
ments to the Town Planning
Act and Private Roads'add Sub-
divisions Act, given the "very
limited input from the public" in
planning decisions until the venp-
tures in question were
approved.
In meetings with a team from
the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT), which is
working in partnership with the

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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas has ."passed
the test" when it comes to shar-
ing tax-related information with
the US authorities, a former
minister of state for finance has
told Tribune Business, and
ought not to be targeted or
penalized further "unless the
goal posts have changed".
James Smith, who held the
post under the Christie admin-
istration, said Washington could
not ask any more of the
Bahamas given that it had


signed a Tax Information
Exchange Agreement (TIEA) -
covering both civil and crimi-
nal matters with the US.
f, This nation had also obtained
Qualified Jurisdiction (QJ) sta-
tus with the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS), with many of its
institutions becoming QIs.
Given that the TIEA "spelt
.out the circumstances and par-
ticular cases" inr which this
nation was able to share tax
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* By RoyalFidelity Capital
Markets
THE Bahamian stock market
buzzed with trading activity last
week, investors trading in six
out of the 19 listed stocks with
349,885 shares changing hands.
The week closed with the largest
trading volume for the year.


Commonwealth Bank (CBL)
led the volume with 309,595
shares, closing unchanged at $7.
FirstCaribbean International
Bank (Bahamas) followed with
16,740 of its shares trading, also
closing unchanged at $11.65.
Doctors Hospital Health Sys-
tems (DHS) came in third with
15,000 of its shares trading, also


ending the week unchanged at
$2.85. Cable Bahamas (CAB)
was market leader with 6,350
shares trading, rising by $0.04
or 0.29 per cent to close at
$14.04.
Abaco Markets (AML) was
the laggard of the week with
1,000 of its shares trading,
declining by $0.03 to close at


$1.81.
COMPANY NEWS
Earnings Releases:
Abaco Markets (AML)
released its financial results for
the quarter ended April 30,
2008. Net profit for the period
was $82,000, a sharp decline
compared to $766,000 in the
2007 first quarter.
AML reported sales for the
quarter of $21.9 million, repre-.
senting. an increase of 7.09 per
cent or $1.4 million from $20.4
million for the same period in
2007. Net profit from colntinu-
ing operations stood at $82,000,
a decline of $271,000 or 76.8 per
cent from $353,000 in 2007, due
primarily to higher cost of sales
and selling general and admin-
istrative expenses quarter-over-
quarter.
A restructuring reserve of
$350,000 recognized in the prior
year also accounted for the
change in the company's net
profits. Total assets and liabili-
ties stood at $26.2 million and
$16.4 million respectively, being
consistent with amounts report-
ed at year end.
Private Placement Offerings:
FOCOL Holdings (FCL)
announced it will be extending
the deadline for its private
placement offering. The pre-
ferred shares will be paying a
dividend rate of prime + 1.75
per cent, payable semi-annually.


The Bahamian Stock Market


BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME
SYMBOL PRICE


AML
BBL
BOB
BPF
BSL
BWL
CAB
CBL
CHL
CIB
CWCB
DHS
FAM
FBB
FCC
FCL
FIN -
ICD
JSJ
PRE


$1.81
$0.89
$9.30
$11.80
$14.60
$3.49
$14.04
$7.00
$2.88
$11.65
$3.32
$2.85
$8.00
$2.35
$0.44
$5.53
$12.50
$5.50
$12.00
$10.00


$-0.03
$-
$-
$-
$-
$-
$+0.04
$-
$-
$-
$+0.05
$-
$-
$-
$-
$-
$-
$-
.$-
$-


1,000
0
,0
0
0
0
6,350
309,595
0
16,740
0
15,000
0
0
0
0.
0
1,200
0
0


YTD PRICE
CHANGE
9.04%
4.71%
-3.23%
0.00%
0.00%
-4.64%
16.51%
-16.96%
-8.57%
-20.21%
-34.13%
21.28%
11.11%
-11.32%
-42.86%
6.76%
-3.47%
-24.146%
9.09%
0.00%


DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:
Consolidated Water Company BDRs (CWCB) declared a
quarterly dividend of $0.013 per share, payable on August 7,
2008, to all shareholders of record date June 30, 2008.
ICD Utilities (ICD) has declared a quarterly dividend of
$0.10 per share, payable on July 25, 2008, to all shareholders of
record date July 4, 2008.
ICD Utilities (ICD) will hold its Annual General Meeting
on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 6pm at the Manor House, Great
Harbour Cay, The Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya,
Royal Palm Way, Freeport.
Benchmark (Bahamas) (BBL) will hold its Annual General
Meeting on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 6:30pm.at the British
Colonial Hilton Hotel.
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) (FBB) announced it will be hold-
ing its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, July 31, 2008, at
6pm in the Victoria Room at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel,
No.1 Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas.


PLANNING, from 1B

Government on developing a
framework for sustainable
development in the Bahamas,
Dr Deveaux said he 'had been
"pleasantly surprised" to find
that other nations dealt with
tow n planning and zoning issues
through Acts and regulations.
Specified checks and balances
w ere in place in these countries,
"'rather than the normal process
of compromise" that took place
in the Bahamas.
"You take it out of the realm
of discretion, and then the com-
munity has a say when the
change takes place in their
neighbourhood." Dr De\eaux
told Tribune Business. "It's a
-more transparent way...The.
process needs. to be formal.,-
ized."
Among the more controver-
sial planning applications that
hate reared their heads in
recent times have been the pro-
posed Wendy's outlet at Cable
Beach, plus the construction of
commercial warehouses on
Shirle. Street and Lightbourn
Lane.
"-All these are taking place in
residential areas where people
have strong views on change,"
Dr De\ eaux confirmed. "What
we would like to see is a more
open and facilitation approach,
where the community has a
greater incentive and involve-
ment."
The Bahamas Chamber of


Commerce's report on Vexing
Business Issues, submitted to
the Government earlier this
year, detailed the saga of
Wendy's Cable Beach store.
The Town Planning Committee
approved the development in
principle, as it was in compli-
ance with zoning and covenant
stipulations, only for that per-
mission to be rescinded when
there was a public outcry after
persons living nearby found out
about the proposed fast-food
eatery.
The end result was that, from
Wendy's perspective, it was left *
'high and dry', having already
closed on the purchase of land
for the project. The company
was left at a disadvantage finan-
cally, with opsideTable pppr-1..
tudnil costs ......
A Ithoiugl not commenting'
directly on the. Wendy's situa-
tion, Dr Deveaux told Tribtine
Business: "When some of these
decisions are made, the financial
cost of reversing them is a huge
deterrent, both for business and
the Government."
As local government devel-
oped. deeper roots in the
Bahamas, Dr Deveaux indicat-
ed the Government wanted to
formalize the community con-
sultation process on planning
decisions.
As an example of the discre-
tion involved in the process
now, Dr Deveaux said that
while he was required by law
to publish a 28-day notice
informing communities about
impending 'no-build' or zoning
changes, there was no statutory
requirement to hold a Town
Meeting to discuss them.


The major zoning issues in
this country occur when com-
mercially-zoned land is situat-
ed alongside residentially-zoned
land. Another frequent prob-
lem is that Bahamians often
purchase land intending to use it
for multi-family development,
only to find out usually when
they seek approval for the archi-
tects' plans at the Ministry of
Works that the land is zoned
for single-family use only.
Describing the proposed
reforms to the Town Planning
Act and Private Roads and Sub-
divisions Acts as his "first leg-
.islative priority", Dr Deveaux
told Tribune tBusiness he had
been given until the end of this .
summer to. complete.their, --
.reyJw., FoUowmg thar ii vould,
blCabinetis .decisiialtp1
when to place them on the leg-
islative agenda in Parliament.
The draft legislation creating
the Ministry of Environment
also needed to receive approval,
as this would inform its struc-
ture going forward. Finally, Dr
Deveaux said his ministry
would then review legislation
and regulations on the drawing
board since the early part of this
century the Environmental
Management Act, and regula-
tions to govern Environmental
Impact Assessments and Pollu-
tion Control and Waste Man-
agement.
When these reviews were
completed, and amendments
made, Dr Deveaux said the
Government would consult the
opposition before bringing them
to Parliament because the leg-
islation .and regulations were
"broad and far-reaching".


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BISX set for 'single digit' return in '08


0 By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
TRADING volumes have
increased, and share prices
dipped, on the Bahamas Inter-
national Securities Exchange
(BISX) as retail investors, in
particular, seek to generate liq-
uidity and cash, with the market
likely to generate no more'than
single-digit returns in 2008.
Kenwood Kerr, Providence
Advisors chief executive, told
Tribune Business yesterday that
he believes that investors are
increasingly looking for cash
options.
. "I think one of the principal
reasons that the market has per-
formed the way it has is that
more people are looking to exit
and raise money," Mr Kerr said.
He explained that in most
cases, people were looking to
buy and sell stocks to achieve
capital appreciation.
Mr Kerr added that Bahami-
an investors were now looking
away from stocks and seeking
more stable, fixed-income
investment options such as
bonds.
"There is not that much of an
appetite for stocks right now. I
think that at a micro level, you
have people who are raising
stocks for liquidity," he said.
However, he added that there
were still some stocks which


represented good value for
money.
Mr Kerr also explained that
the market gains achieved last
year will have to be adjusted by
the degree of decline experi-
enced this year.
He said that, at best, the mar-
ket could see a single digit
return, but not the 22-23 per
cent gains seen in the previous
two years..
"That is not going to happen,
Mr Kerr said. The best that
we can hope for is a single dig-
it."
For the period ending June
30, 2008, the BISX All-Share
Index closed down 243.78 points
or 11.8 per cent for the first half
at 1,822.97.
By comparison, for the period
ending June 29,2007, the BISX
All-Share Index posted an
increase, of 138.94 or 6.02 per
cent to close at 1,815.13. Effec-
tively, the 2008 first half wiped
out the Index's gains in the 2007
second half.
During the 2008 first half,
trading volumes decreased
when compared with the same
period in 2007, yet the value of
shares traded increased when
compared to the same period
last year.
Trading volume for the peri-
od for all issuers listed on BISX
was 2,288,160 shares, which
totalled a trade value of $15.275
million. This represented a
decrease in traded volume of


7i 7-77-


665,711 shares or 22.54 per cent.
When compared to the half-
year 2007 total volume of
2,953,871, the value of shares
traded on BISX increased by
$2.115 million or 16.06 per cent
when compared to last year's
$13.161 million.
The top five share volume
leaders on BISX for the first
half of 2008 were:
Commonwealth Bank -
724,358 (31.7 per cent)
Doctors Hospital 347,438
(15.2 per cent)


Colina Holdings 247,126 (10.8
per cent)
FOCOL Holdings 196,529
(8.6 per cent)
FINCO 135,222 (5.9 per cent)
The top five share value lead-
ers on BISX for the first half of
- 2008 were:
Commonwealth Bank $5.377
million (35.2 per cent)
Cable Bahamas $1.798 mil-
lion (11.8 per cent)
FINCO $1.708 million (11.2
per cent)
FirstCaribbean $1.374 million
(9 per cent)
FOCOL Holdings $1.027 mil-
lion (6.7 per cent)
As of 30 June, 2008, there
were 20 BISX listed securities
trading with a market capital-
ization of about $3.58 billion.
There were 21 listed mutual
funds with about $300 million
in assets under management.


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In order to strengthen our team in Nassau, we are looking to fill the following position:


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The successful candidate will be responsible for:
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AUCTION


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Saturday, July 26th, 2008

SHIPAHOY COMPLEX
(Western Gate)
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DOORS OPEN FOR INSPECTION & REGISTRATION
9A.M. 10A.M.



AUCTION
10 A.M. 2 P.M.

Office Furniture, household furniture, Computer equipment
and other Supplies

Construction and miscellaneous supplies

Vehicles (successful bidders on vehicles must pay a
minimum 10% non-refundable deposit immediately at
the end of auction. Bids for all other items must be -paid
in full at conclusion of auction).



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MONDAY, JULY 21, 2008, PAGE 58


BTC, from page 1B
administration's focus, and
improvements in pricing and
service quality, not trying to
protect whatever value is left in
BTC through protectionist poli-
cies.
Several business contacts had
previously expressed concern
to Tribune Business that the
Bahamian telecommunications
sector could experience an
'uneven playing field' when it
came to liberalization. due to
the fact that different compa-
nies' exclusivity periods expired
at different times.
C':ble Bahamas', which is at
least 70 per cent owned by
Bahamian institutional and


retail shareholders, will see its
15-year cable TV monopoly
franchise come to an end some
time next year, allowing rivals to
potentially enter the market and
provide competition for the first
time.
Those rivals would include
BTC, which has again reiterated
that it is exploring whether to
enter the cable television mar-
ket. Indeed, Bluewater Com-
munications Holdings, the lead-
ing contender to purchase the
stake in BTC, has given every
appearance that it, too, is inter-
ested in doing that and going
head-to-head with Cable
Bahamas, 'bundling' TV, Inter-


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possible time period to restruc-
ture and prepare BTC for com-
petition, and the shorter the
exclusivity period especially
on cellular the lower the price
they are likely to pay the Gov-
ernment.
Bluewater, which still has
time remaining on its exclusivi-
ty period, agreed a deal in prin-
ciple with the former Christie
administration that would have
seen it pay a total $260 million
for 49 per cent of BTC.
Some $225 million would
have been paid up front, anoth-
er $30 million five years after
the privatization date (when an
exclusivity period was likely to


have expired), and $5 million
in year six.
To ease concerns over the
exclusivity period's length, Tri-
bune Business was previously
told by James Smith, then-min-
ister of state for finance, that
Bluewater had offered to set-
up a virtual mobile network
after three years. This would
have allowed other cellular
competitors to enter the mar-
ket through leasing or renting
BTC's existing cellular infra-
structure, although concerns
were raised about whether
Bluewater's wholesale pricing
would have allowed rivals in at
a viable price point.


Meanwhile, Mr Donaldson
said the privatization commit-
tee was confident it would meet
the Government's mandate that
it produce a recommendation
on the way forward for BTC by
year's end.
"We intend to meet the Gov-
ernment's mandate to give them
a recommendation for the pri-
vatization of the company by
the end of the year," Mr Don-
aldson said.
"It's doable and we'll get it
done. The public deserves bet-
ter than what it's getting now
[in terms of service and price]:
We're moving forward at full
speed."


WATER & SEWERAGE CORPORATION


PUBLIC NOTICE


TENDER FOR CCTV/SURVEILLANCE SERVICES


The Water and Sewerage Corporation is pleased to invite qualified
companies to submit Tender to upgrade and maintain CCTV equipment for the
Water and Sewerage Corporation.


Interested cipanies can pick up a set of documents at the Corporation's Main
Headquarters #87 Thompson for a fee of Fifty dollars ($50.00). A Pre-Bid Tour
of the facilities is scheduled for Wednesday, July 23rd at 11:00am. All
completed Bid Documents and supporting information must be sealed and
submitted to the WSC by 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 30th 2008.


Tender are to be sealed in an envelope marked "Tender for
CCTV/Surveillance & Equipment Services" and to include service
replacement and repair of all equipment under warranty, repair of equipment,
and delivered to the attention of:

The General Manager
Water & Sewerage Corporation
Administration Building
No. 87 Thompson Boulevard
P.O. Box N-3905
Nassau, Bahamas

Attention: Mr. Godfrey Shennan
General Manager

Telephone: (242) 302-5504
Please note that the Corporation reserves the right to e,,.,adate each proposal
based on merit and qualifications, and that award will not necessary go to the
lowest bidder. Proposals will be evaluated based on Price, Experience
Qualifications, and Capacity.


The Corporation reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, and /or amend the
scope of works prior to award.

1 cnder.for CCTV Services June 2008


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net and phone services to deliv-
er 'triple play' down one fibre-
optic line via convergence.
Yet thanks to BTC's ongoing
privatization, now in its 10th
year, and subsequent exclusivi-
ty period any buyer will enjoy,
Cable Bahamas will itself be
unable to enter fixed-line and
cellular voice services despite
the state-owned incumbent
being allowed to intrude on its
home territory.
While a maximum three-year
exclusivity period may be exact-
ly what BTC's existing and
potential competitors may want,
the reaction of Bluewater and
any other potential privatiza-
tion partners may be different.
They will want the maximum


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loss prevention program, designed to ensure a safe and secure
environment for hotel guests and employees and will train security
officers and monitor suspicious, harmful and or unlawful activities.

Individual must posses the following minimum requirements:
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" Minimum of five years experience in a managerial capacity within
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All current students at The College of The Bahamas
are encouraged to register online for Fall classes.
Students have until Friday, August 1st to register
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assessed a late registration fee of $150.00. Online
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following vacant positions in the Business Office:
1. DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING/SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
The Director of Accounting/Senior Accountant is responsible for the overall financial management systems of The
College of The Bahamas and oversees the functions of accounts payable, accounts receivable, asset and cash
management, scholarship accounting, general ledger, and financial management reporting. The Director of Accounting
reports to the Financial Controller of The College of The Bahamas.

2. FINANCIAL SYSTEMS ANALYST/ACCOUNTANT
The Financial Systems Analyst assists the Director of Accounting in implementing the improvement of internal'
control systems and procedures for overall financial management functions of The College. The Financial Systems
Analyst will focus on the areas of preparation for external audit requirements, accounting, cash management,
budgeting and management reporting.
Specific duties include but not limited to: Financial Accounting/Accounts Analyses and Government Compliance
for Audit: Reviews, analyzes accounts and ensures audit trail, completeness, propriety and accuracy of supporting
documents for journal transactions. Posts and organizes approved journal transactions to the computerized books
of the College. Prepares schedules of temporary investments and interest income on a monthly basis. Gathers,
verifies and organizes the monthly schedules and reconciliation of all accounts such as cash accounts, fixed assets,
prepayments, inventories, liabilities, expenses and revenue accounts, and ensures (a) agreement with general ledger
balances; and (b) completeness, propriety and accuracy of supporting documents. Prepares movements and analyses
of unrestricted fund balances. Follows-up resolution of or adjusts reconciling items between general ledger and
schedules of all accounts analyzed. Oversees organization of files and external audit trail for Accounts Receivable
Department.
3. FINANCIAL SYSTEMS ANALYST
The Financial Systems Analyst assists the Director of Accounting in implementing the improvement of internal
control systems and procedures for overall financial management functions of The College specifically in the areas
of preparation for external audit requirements, accounting, cash management, budgeting and management reporting.
Specific duties include but not limited to:
Financial Accounting/Accounts Analyses and Government Compliance for Audit: Reviews monthly schedule
and analyzes receivable and payable accounts with students (tuition and refunds) and ensures reconciliation with
general ledger. Reviews monthly schedule of scholarship donor accounts and ensures reconciliation with general
ledger. Gathers, verifies and organizes the monthly schedules and reconciliation of all payroll-relaied liabilities and
expenses, all expense and revenue accounts and ensures (a). agreement with general ledger balances; and (b)
completeness, propriety and accuracy of supporting documents. Follows-up resolution of or adjusts reconciling
items between general ledger and schedules of all accounts analyzed. Prepares movements and analyses of restricted
fund balances related to student scholarships/financial aid.
4. ASSOCIATE EDITOR
The Associate Editor with responsibility for News & Publicationsswill maintain overall responsibility for the
production of all College of The Bahamas publications of a news, general information and public awareness nature.
The incumbent will be responsible for the overall management of The College's media relations and will maintain
supervisory responsibility of writing and relevant public relations staff, which from time-to-time may include
freelance writers. Associate Editors report to the Director Communications/Editor-in-Chief.
For a detailed job description and application, persons should visit www.cob.edu.bs/hrapply. Interested candidates
should submit a detailed resume and a cover letter of interest, giving full particulars of qualifications and experience
no later than Friday, July 25, 2008 to:
The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
P. 0. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas



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INSTITUTE

INDUSTRY TRAINING DEPARTMENT

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES FALL SEMESTER 042008 (SESSIONS 02)

SESSION 1
COURSE TUITION
SEC CODE BEGINS ENDS DURATION DAYS TIME & FEES RM
Bahamian COOK 6:00 -
Cuisine 1 806 Sept. 4 Oct. 9 6 weeks Thursday 9:00pm $375.00 MK
Gourmet COOK 6:00 -
Cooking I 1 823 Sept. 1 Oct. 6 6 weeks Monday 9:00pm $380.00 MK
Gourmet COOK 6:00 -
Cooking II 1 824 Sept. 1 Oct. 6 6 weeks Monday 9:00pm $465.00 MK
Cake & Pastry COOK 6:00 -
Making I 1 813 Sept: 2 Oct. 2 5 weeks Tues/Thurs. 9:00pm $300.00 LK
Cake & Pastry COOK 6:00 -
Making II 1 814 Sept. 2 Oct. 2 5 weeks Tues/Tflurs. 9:00pm $325.00 PK
COOK 6:00 -
Bread Making 1 810 Sept. 4 Oct. 9 6 weeks Thursday 9:00pm $290.00 LK
Cake COOK 6:00 -
Decorating I 1 817 Sept. 1 Oct. 1 5 weeks Mon/Wed. 9:00pm $325.00 LK
Cake COOK 6:00 -
Decorating II 1 818 Sept. 1 Oct. 1 5 weeks Mon/Wed. 9:00pm $375.00 PK
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existing hotels


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), HOWARTH LIMITED is in dissolu-
tion. Mrs. Alrena Moxey is the Liquidator and can be
contacted at Winterbotham Place, Marlborough &
Queens Streets, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having
claims against the above-named company are required to
send their names, addresses and particulars of their debts
or claims to the Liquidator before the 25th July, 2008.





UVWATOW


Legal Notice
NOTICE

Jaworzno S.A.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 18th day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.


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.ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice

NOTICE

Maximus Elite Inc.


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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, th6 dissolution of Maximus Elite Inc. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


FROM page 1B

for us".
Mr Sands said year-to-date
the 850-room Wyndham was
generating an average room
rate of $110 per night, with
occupancy rates flat compared
to 2007. The $110 room rate
average was ahead of the pre-
vious year's $100, giving Baha
Mar "some growth on rates".
Referring to both resorts, plus
the Crystal Palace Casino and






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the Cable Beach Golf Course,
Mr Sands told Tribune Busi-
ness: "The opportunity remains
to get them all on a good finan-
cial footing.....
"We would the like the Wyn-
dham's rate to be around $120,
and annualised occupancies to
be around the $70-72 per cent
level. Certainly, with the Sher-
aton we're in the range on rates,
and would like occupancies to
settle at around 78-79 per cent
on an annualised basis."
The Sheraton's room rates
have averaged in the mid-$190
range for the 2008 first half, Mr
Sands said, with its occupancy
levels "much improved". The
resort only had 337 room open
last year, as construction work
to convert it from a Radisson
to the Sheraton was still ongo-
ing, and the resort is now back
to its full 700-room comple-
ment.
"We believe that we are see-
ing a turnaround from what the
Radisson used to be, since we


Legal Notice

NOTICE

Hope Marketing Ltd.





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




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




Notice


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 of
the International Business Companies Act,
(No. 45 of 2000), NOTICE is hereby given
that ROMGAR LTD. is in dissolution and the
date of commencement of the dissolution is
July 17, 2008.


Lorna Kemp and Margaret Taterm-Gilbert
LIQUIDATORS
c/o EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd
1 Bay Street
2nd Floor, Centre of Commerce
P.O. Box SS-6289
Nassu, Bahamas


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8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (SI) 7.00 7.00 0.00 300 0.440 0.300 15.9 4.29%
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rebranded it as a Sheraton," Mr
Sands told Tribune Business.
"We're now beginning to see
improvement year-over-year.
We've gone from an all-inclu-
sive to a European-plan hotel,
and it is beginning to go in the
direction that we'd anticipated.
That's been quite a bright spot
for us.
"We're still not where we'd
like to be, but there are posi-
tive signs. We're beginning to
tweak all marketing and admin-
istrative efforts at the Wynd-
ham, so we can put this partic-
ular property on the same track
as the Sheraton. There's major
growth at the Sheraton."
A major factor in the planned
improvements at the Wyndham
will be the switch from a fran-
chise agreement with that brand
to a management agreement.
This will see the Wyndham
become directly involved in the
resort's management and oper-
ations, with the property hav-
ing to meet the brand's specified
standards.
"We're going to leverage
their [Wyndham's] brand and
their marketing opportunities,
along with what's happening in
the destination, to parlay that
into higher occupancies with
higher rates," Mr Sands said.
"With that comes service
standards, and hopefully an
improvement ,in customer sat-
isfaction."
The Baha Mar executive hint-
ed, though, that the Wyndham


may reduce its number of avail-
able rooms. The $2.4 billion
Cable Beach redevelopment
had called for the eventual
demolition of two towers at the
Wyndham, although it is
unclear whether this factors into
current considerations.
"We're currently operating
with all our 850 rooms, although
we're assessing going forward
whether that will be the total
amount we're going to work
with," Mr Sands said.
Baha Mar was "aggressively
working on marketing" to drive
more visitors to the Crystal
Palace Casino, and was employ-
ing flexibility when it came to
rostering its 1900 staff, due to
fluctuations in business levels.
Pointing out that the Wynd-
ham had been full the last two
weekends, but quieter during
the week, Mr Sands said: "We
have ups and down, and are giv-
ing staff the benefit that when
there are good business levels,
they will be rostered to work."
Confirming that a replace-
ment for Harrah's was still
being actively sought, at the
same time as Baha Mar's legal
action against the gaming giant
remained ongoing, Mr Sands
said: "We have engaged UBS
to take the lead on this for us.
Things are happening.
"We are continuing to work
towards the finish line. We are
trying to find a new partner to
complete the vision of Baha
Mar."


LEGALNOTICE

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), BORORO LIMITED is in dissolu-
tion. Mrs. Alrena Moxey is the Liquidator and can be
contacted at Winterbotham Place, Marlborough &
Queens Streets, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having
claims against the above-named company are required to
send their names, addresses and particulars of their debts
or claims to the Liquidator before the 7th August, 2008.





UQOUIATOR


Legal Notice
NOTICE

Calan International

Ventures Limited

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 18th day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE

OPAL TWENTY-EIGHT LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 23rd day of April 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


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Bahamas 'long way from starving economically'


FROM page 1B


wecalth Bank's $4 million new
branch in eastern New Provi-
dence, while in his capacity as
chair of its council, he is also
likely to oversee the combined
S30 million expansion of the
College of the Bahamas (COB)
library and Grand- Bahama
,amrnpus.
"What some people don't
i calise is that while some of the
nega projects have not come
.n stream, there's a lot of $20-
's30 million projects coming in,
ind that's keeping things
going, Mr Donaldson told Tri-
bunc Business.
"You've got a lot of small
projects in the building sector,
and building is a great multipli-
er. Baha Mar has fallen off, but
you've still got Albany. Gov-
ernment's got a $100 million
road improvement project,
financed mostly by the IDB,
and that's a lot of money.
"There must be hundreds of
ihese projects going on in the
country. People focus too much
on these $200-$300 million pro-


FROM page 1B

vices clients, Mr Smith said:
"The Bahamas has already met
the requirements for informa-
tion sharing, unless the goal
posts have changed.
"The Bahamas has already
passed the test. This is really
based on whether we are mak-
ing a fair assessment of the
Bahamas regulations relative to
US regulations. The legitimate


jects; when you've got 10 of
these $0-$30 million projects,
that's $300 million right there.
"We're certainly a long way
from starvation economically,
and that's what people have to
focus on. Things in Abaco are
booming,"
Osprey Developers had
already started construction on
Commonwealth Bank's new
eastern New Providence branch
on Prince Charles Drive, which
should be open by mid-2009.
Estimating that the new
branch would cost $4 million,
the same amount spent by the
bank on its Golden Gates
branch excluding furniture and
fixtures, Mr Donaldson said:
"They've done all the siting, and
are getting ready to pour the
foundations. We're looking for
completion some time in the
middle of next year."
The Commonwealth Bank
chairman said he was anticipat-
ing a "spike" in lending during
the current 2008 third quarter,
due to a combination of spend-
ing by Bahamian consumers on
vacations and back-to-school,
and the traditional replenish-
ment of inventories by busi-


assessment is that the Bahamas
has already passed the test, and
the US ought not to change it."
Speaking after a week when
international financial centres
and tax evasion by US clients
became the focus of another US
Senate inquiry, Mr Smith said
US legislators were "missing the
opportunity to go after their
own citizens" and make the sys-
tem for disclosing taxes easier
by focusing on so-called off-


nesses in preparation for the
Christmas season.
"I don't know if people are
getting more cautious, but that's
likely to change for us in the
third quarter, because people
are going to borrow for their
vacations, back-to-school and
school fees," said Mr Donald-
son.
"It's a big quarter for us.
You're likely to see a spike in
lending at that time for those
very reasons. We anticipate it
being very strong again. A num-
ber of factors converge togeth-
er for the third quarter."
After a tight 2007, Mr Don-
aldson said banking system liq-
uidity including liquidity at
Commonwealth Bank had
recovered to "very healthy lev-
els". As a result, competition
for previously scarce deposits
had slackened, resulting in
deposit rates coming off rela-
tively high levels. In turn, and
because lending rates mostly
linked to Bahamian Prime -
had not changed, the pressure
on interest margins has also
eased.
"The whole system is now liq-
uid, and because of that deposit


shore centres.
Due to the high regulatory
and compliance burdens
involved in servicing US clients,
and potential reputational risks
if something went wrong, Mr
Smith said many Bahamas-
based financial institutions no
longer took on American clients
as a matter of policy.
He added that many had
been shedding US clients from
as far back as the Bank of Nova


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PUBLIC NOTICE
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS & TRANSPORT

EAST BAY STREET DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT

The Ministry of Public Works & Transport wishes to advise the
Public that drainage improvement works will be carried out along
East Bay Street, in the vicinity of Montagu Beach.

As a result, the most southern Eastbound lane along East Bay
Street will be closed between One Montague Place and the KPMG
Building from 22nd July, 2008 to the 22nd September 2008
between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm. Single lane traffic will
continue on the north lane.

The Ministry apologizes for any inconvenience caused during this
time.

Signed: Anita Bernard
Permanent Secretary


rates have dropped dramatical-
ly," Mr Donaldson said.
"Deposit rates have come off
because all the banks are liq-
uid. Banks are not competing
as fiercely as they did at one
time for deposits."
Commonwealth Bank's hold-
ings of investments, govern-
ment-registered stock and Trea-
sury Bills rose by 38 per cent to
$135.409 million during the 2008
first half, something Mr Don-
aldson attributed to the bank's
desire to obtain a higher return
rate on its increasingly liquid
assets.
"If you are sitting on a lot of
excess liquidity, you don't want
a large amount of cash balances
not earning interest," Mr Don-
aldson added.
Commonwealth Bank saw its
2008 first half net income
increase by 10.4 per cent to
$24.5 million, with total assets
climbing 8 per cent over the
same period to more than $1.25
billion.
Return on common share-
holders equity rose to 35.5 per
cent compared to 33.9 per cent
in the same period during 2007,
although the 22 per cent rise in


Scotia case in the early 1980s
when the IRS, frustrated in its
inability to obtain data on US
clients with assets held at the
bank's Nassau branch, imposed
a fine of several thousand dol-
lars per day on its Miami unit in
an attempt to obtain the
required information.
"From that point on, many
of the offshore banks simply
stopped doing business with US
citizens or made them sign a
disclaimer saying that if the IRS
wanted their account informa-
tion, they were free to give it
to them," Mr Smith, now
CFAL's chairman, said.


cash and securities saw the
bank's return on assets drop to
3.5 per cent from 3.65 per cent.
Impaired loans stood at only
1.4 per cent of the total loan
portfolio, something Mr Don-
aldson attributed to Common-
wealth Bank's credit scoring


exercise. This was a test applied
to all borrowers to ensure they
had the ability to repay loans,
and had "eliminated the risk
factor that might have been
there three, four, five years ago.
That's translated into less pro-
visions and leis write-offs".


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MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT
PORT DEPARTMENT


GOVERNMENT NOTICE
INVITATION FOR TENDERS


The Government of The Bahamas is inviting tenders for the
following Contracted Services for The Port Department, Ministry
of The Environment.

1. The Cleaning of Potters Cay Dock

Interested parties may obtain further information, and may collect
the bidding document as of 28th July, 2008 from:

Port Department
Prince-George Dock
Nassau, The Bahamas
Telephone Number: 356-5639

Between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday

Tenders are to be submitted in triplicate (3) in a sealed envelope(s)
marked "Tender For Cleaning of Potters Cay Dock" addressed to:

The Chairman
Tenders Board
Ministry of Finance
Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Building
Cable Beach
P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas
Telephone Number (242) 327-1530

No later than 4:30pm on the 11th day of August, 2008

Tenders will be opened at 10:00am on the 12th August, 2008 at
the office of the Tenders Board, Ministry of Finance.

The Government reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders.


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SUPREME

COURT


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00371
Whereas AUDLEY FARRINGTON, of ,Elizabeth
Estates, Eastern District, New Providence, 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 ELROY FARRINGTON, late of Pratt Alley,
Central District, 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


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00372
Whereas REMONDA MOORE of the City of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, 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 Estateof ZEPHANIAH
HERBERT MOORE, late of thj City of Freeport,
Grand Bahama, one of tid 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 21 days from the date hereof.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

2008/PRO/NPR/00382
IN THE ESTATE OF CAROLINE SUCCOP
BADLEY, late and domiciled of Center
Tuftonboro in the State of New Hampshire, 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 LOUREY
C. SMITH, of Mareva House, 4 George Street,
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 Certificate of
Appointment, in the above estate granted to
DAVID R. HOPE the Personal Representative
of the in the Estate, by the Carroll Probate Court,
in the state of New Hampshire, on the 29th day
of January, A.D, 2008.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

2008/PRO/NPR/00383


IN THE ESTATE OF MARTIN EAST, late and
domiciled of 41 Avenue Close Road, London
NW8 6DA England, 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 CARLSON
H. SHURLAND, of Kipling Building, 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 Letters
Testamentary, in the above estate granted to
RICHARD CHARLES KIRBY, JOHN RICHARD
ALAN EAST AND BRIAN ANTHONY


ALEXANDER EAST the Executors and Trustees
in the High Court of Justice, Principal Registry
of the Family Division, on the 27th day of April,
2006.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

2008/PRO/NPR/00384
IN THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM D. BARRETT,
(a.k.a WILLIAM DURELLE BARRETT) late
and domiciled of 11085 Strayhom Drive, Dallas
County in the Sate of Texas, 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 PATRICK
A. KNOWLES, of Nassau East, 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 Order Admitting
Will and Codicils to Probate and Authorizing
Letters Testamentary, in the above estate
granted to BANK OF AMERICA, NA and JOHN
MARTIN DAVIS, Independent Co-Executors in
the Probate Court of Dallas County, Texas, for
the County of Dallas, on the 11th day of
September, 2006.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

2008/PRO/NPR/00384(A)
IN THE ESTATE OF BRIAN ERNEST
STANLEY, late and domiciled of Powell River
in the Province of British Columbia, Canada,
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
SHANNELLE SMITH, of the 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 of Grant of Probate,
in the above estate granted to IAN
BEARDMORE the Executor in the Supreme
court of British Columbia on the 19th day of
September, A.D, 2006.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

2008/PRO/NPR/00385
IN THE ESTATE OF ANGELO V. GLIONNA,
late and domiciled of 350 Greenwood Avenue,
Volusia County, Ormond Beach, 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 PETRA M.
HANNA-WEEKES, of Pioneers Professional
Plaza, Pioneers Way, 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 Letters Administration, in
the above estate granted to ROBERT
CROASMUN (the Single Personal
Representative) of the Estate, in the Circuit
Court, Seventh Judicial Circuit, in and out Volusia
County, on the 23rd day of December, 2005.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar
COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/00387
Whereas PATRICIA JOHNSON of Evans Street


off East Street in the City of Nassau in the Island
of New Providence, 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 DWAYNE EDNAL
JOHNSON late of Evans Street, off East Street
in the City of Nassau in the Island 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.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/00388
IN THE ESTATE OF ROBERT WILFRED
PASHLEY, late of Lee County 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 SHANELLE
SMITH of the Western District of the Island of
New Providence. one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Attorney-At-
Law. the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas
for obtaining the resealed Letters of
Administration (multiple personal
representatives) in the above estate granted to
LINDA R. PASHLEY, GLENN S. PASHLEY
and BRUCE R. PASHLEY the Personal
Representatives of the Estate, by the Circuit
Court for Lee County, Florida, Probate Division.
on the 28th day of August. 2006.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar




COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00389
Whereas CLARENCE BASIL CLARE of Soldier
Road in the Island of New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth Qf The
Bahamas has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of DAVID MICHAEL CLARE SR. late of Soldier
Road in the Island 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.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar
S. ... .,^ ,,, va n .. u:. r u'.A;



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

No, 2008/PRO/npr/00391
Whereas RUBY M. FOX of South Beach in the
Southern District of the Island of New
Providence. 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 GORDON
RANDOLPH FOX a.k.a. GORDON FOX late of
South Beach in the Southern District of the
Island 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.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar




COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00392
Whereas RICHARD HERBERT ROGER
LIGHTBOURN of Mareva House in the Island
of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney by
Deed of Power of Attorney for Suzanne Cleare,
Irma Cleare, Eleanor Cleare, Edith Cleare,


Theodora Cleare, Lynn Cleare and Gale Cleare
has made application to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas, for letters of administration with
the will annexed of the Real and Personal Estate
of SYBIL CLARE, late of Dumore Town, Harbour
Island, 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 21 days from the date hereof.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


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SUPREME

COURT


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00393
Whereas JILLIAN T. CHASE JONES of
Jacaranda in the Western District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney by
Deed of Power of Attorney for Kevin Branwell
McClory has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration
of the Real and Personal Estate of KEVIN
McCLORY, late of Pebbles on the Rocks, Banks
Road in the Settlement of Governor's Harbour
on the Island of Eleuthera, 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
21 days from the date hereof.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00394. ),
Whereas RUBY FARQUHARSON, of Star
Estates, Eastern District, New Providence, 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 GENESTA MORRISON a.k.a. GENESTA
D.J. ROLLE a.k.a. GENESTA DORETT A
ROLLE, late Star Estates, Eastern District, 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 ".4 days from the date hereof.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00395
Whereas CLARENCE JOHNSON, of Windsor
Place, CLIFFORD JOHNSON of Golden Gates
and DAISYMAE MCKENZIE of Garden Hills
all of the Island New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The' Bahamas,
have made application to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas, for letters of administration
of the Real and Personal Estate of FELIX
LIVINGSTONE JOHNSON, late of Cowpen
Road, Western District, 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


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00396.
Whereas BRAD ALEC ROLLE of Yamacraw
Beach Drive in the Island of New Providence,
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 WILLIAM PETER ROLLE late of Yamacraw
Beach Drive in the Island 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.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00399
Whereas C. YVETTE MCCARTNEY-
PEDROCHE of Skyline Drive in the Western
District of the Island of New Providence, 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 LOUIS NASH a.k.a. LAWRENCE NASH
late of the City of Lutz in the County of
Hillsborough in the State of Florida, one of the
States of the Untied:States of America,
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.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAIIAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00400
Whereas LUCILLE AIELLO nee MCDONALD.
of 5615 Lake Front Drive in Wall in the State
of Mississippi, one of the States of the United
States of America has made application to the
,lupremejQourt of Thei Bahamas; for, letters of
OdmiinistrMtion of the Real and'Personal Estate
of ELIZABETH ROLLE late of Rock Sound in
the Island of Eleuthera. 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 21 days from the date hereof.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00401

Whereas BERNARD STORR, of Pine Crest
Street, Sunset Park, Southern District, New
Providence, 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 HELEN LOUISE
STORR, late of Chrysanthemum Avenue,
Garden Hills, No.1 Subdivision, Southern
District, 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



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT


PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00402
Whereas CLEO R. NAIRN, of Perpall Tract,
Western District, New Providence, 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 PHILIP
FREDERICK NAIRN, late of Perpall Tract,
Western District, 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



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00403
Whereas CONSUELA CARTER, of Thompson
Lane, Southern District, New Providence, 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 EBENEZER CARTER a.k.a. EBENEZER
JAMES CARTER, late of Thompson Lane,
Southern District, 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



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00404

Whereas FLORENCE LOUISE RUSSELL, of
#6 Sandpiper Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama,
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 STANFORD LEROY RUSSELL, late of Eight
Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard byt6e said Court at the expiration
of 21 days frorr.;e date hereof.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00405
Whereas SAMUEL MOREE of Palmetto
Avenue in the Island of New Providence, 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 HOWARD MOREE late of N6. 73 Montrose
Avenue in the Central District of the Island 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..
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00406
Whereas EARL A. CASH of Marlin Drive in the
Western District of the Island of New
Providence, 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 ROSALINA ALI
late of Julan Dharmahusada Indah 1/L8-9.
Surabaya, Jatim 60115 in the Republic of
Indonesia, 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.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


THE TRIBUNE







PAGE 10B, MONDAY, JULY 21, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


Bahamas must be


'proactive'


on alternative energy moves


THE Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce's president has
urged businessmen and the
Bahamas as a whole to become
"proactive" in developing a sus-
tainable energy plan, rather
than continue to be reactive.
Dionisio D'Aguilar laudied
proactive measures being tak-
en by the US Government and
regional energy officials and
stakeholders to develop sus-


tainable energy options for the
Caribbean, as they prepare to.
meet during two energy confer-
ences slated for July 23 and 24,
2008, at the Sheraton Cable
Beach Resort.
The Caribbean Regional Sus-
-tainable Energy High Level
Seminar, sponsored by the Gen-
eral Secretariat of the Organi-
zation of American States
(GS/OAS), the Inter-American


Development Bank (IADB)
and the Inter-American Insti-
tute for Cooperation on Agri-
culture (IICA, and the US, gov-
ernment is slated for Wednes-
day, July 23, 2008.'
The Opportunities for
Renewable Energy in the
Caribbean Seminar, sponsored
by the Government of the US,
will be held the following day,
on Thursday, July 24, 2008.


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"For too long we have all
been reactive in dealing with
the varied challenges of ever-
increasing energy costs. Now, it
is imperative that we become
proactive and begin as a nation
and a region to develop sus-
tainable energy options," Mr
D'Aguilar said.
"The Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce is incredibly grateful
to the US Ambassador to the
Bahamas, Ned Siegel, the Orga-
nization of American States, as
well as the other regional bodies
and stakeholders for convinc-
ing the powers that be to hold
these two very important ener-
gy seminars here in the
Bahamas.
"This, in itself, says a great
deal about the extremely close
ties that exist between the
Bahamas, the US and our sister
countries throughout the
Caribbean, especially when one
considers that these seminars
could have very well been held
in any other country in the
Caribbean or city in the United


States." V
Mr D'Aguilar said the Cham-
ber of Commerce was excited
to participate in the two energy
seminars. He explained that the
organization, which represents
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tor in the country, has repeat-
edly articulated its concerns that
energy costs in the Bahamas
continue to rise at a rapid rate.
"High energy costs continue
to be a pressing concern for
major business establishments
from a broad spectrum of indus-
tries, from tourism to retail, as
well as for individual household
owners. Every business and
energy consumer in this country
needs to seriously think abo
how they can reduce their e
gy costs, as well as the a
of kilowatt hours they ac
use, by using alternative\
of energy," Mr D'Aguil
mented.
Pointing to countries s s
Barbados and St. Lucia, ch
have taken proactive steps in
using alternative forms of ener-
gy, Mr D'Aguilar, who recently
visited St. Lucia, noted that
many of the homes on that
island nation used solar panel
systems in order to heat water.
"Inevitably oil prices will con-
tinue to rise, and really there is
very little that the Government
can do about it. As a result, con-
sumers need to become more
informed and proactive and
take their concerns into their
own hands," Mr D'Aguilar said.
"Now the Government can
provide incentives and can edu-
cate you about it, but at the end
of the day it is you as the con-
sumer who is going to have to
make the decision...You have
to be educated to the point that
when you walk into a store and
a hot water heater costs $500
and a solar panelled one costs
$3,000, and you say well obvi-
ously the traditional hot water is
cheaper. Yes, it may be cheaper
on day one, but essentially it
costs more to operate. So you
have to be educated on how to
make that calculation and say
yes, this is worth my while."
Mr D'Aguilar, who is also the
president of Superwash Laun-
dromat, New Providence's
largest chain of laundromats,
which uses a considerable
amount of energy to run its
operations, has made repeated
calls for reverse metering, a sys-
tem in which persons using
alternative forms of energy can
resell unused energy back to
electrical suppliers such as the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion.
"So this seminar, while it is
more on a macro-level as
opposed to a micro-level, will
begin to sow the seeds of what
we should do, firstly, as a nation
and secondly, as individual busi-
nesses to address this extreme-
ly vexing problem," he added.





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