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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: July 22, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
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BAHAMAS EDITION


Two charged with attempted




murder of bank manager


Man and

woman

appear

in court

By NATARIO McKENZIE
A MAN and a woman accused
of attempting to murder a bank
manager were remanded to Hef
Majesty's Prison yesterday after
they were denied baili.
Tamiko Turner, 26, of Marshall
Road and Emily Augusta Taylor,
45, of Kennedy Subdivision were
arraigned on the attempted mur-
der charge before Chief Magis-
trate Roger Gomez at Court 1,
Bank Lane.
It is alleged that the two on
Thursday, July 17, attempted to
cause the death of Charles Hall.
The incident reportedly took
place in the Coral Harbour area
where a gunman attempted to
shoot Mr Hall, a bank manager
employed with First Caribbean
International, as he headed for
work. Turner and Taylor were
not required to plead to the
attempted murder charge.
The prosecutor, Inspector
Althea Porter objected to the
accused being granted bail. She
told the court yesterday that she
had not had a chance to check
their antecedents. Inspector
S Porter also submitted that the
accued could be flight risks and
asked that they be remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison.
Attorney Fayne Thompson,
who appeared for the accused,
said that Turner works as a car-
penter and resides in New Provi-
SEE page eight


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26-YEAR-OLD Tamiko Turner (left) of Marshall Road leaving court yesterday. Turner was charged,
along with Emily Augusta, with attempted murder.


FORMER President of the
Christian Council Bishop Sime-
on Hall yesterday alleged that
there is a "covert policy" to
keep black Bahamians drunk
to prevent them from thinking
for themselves.
Continuing his fight against
alcohol abuse in the Bahamas,
Bishop Hall claimed that over
the last 35 years, successive gov-
ernments have been handing
out liquor licences "willy-nilly"
to "political cronies."
This policy, Bishop Hall said,
is even now destabilising new
communities throughout the
country.
"Each time a new housing
community is dedicated, the
SEE page eight


$1.7m



worth of



marijuana



is seized


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
POLICE have seized $1.7 mil-
lion worth of marijuana weigh-
ing 1,632 pounds near Stuart's
Cove in southwestern New Prov-
J.ence.
The disco ern was made by
officers fr m.the Lyford Cay
Police Station while on patrol at
lam yesterday.
Police report that the officers,
while in the area, observed a sus-
picious sports utility vehicle
parked near the shoreline. Upon
approaching the vehicle, accord-
ing to Assistant Supt Walter
Evans, police press liaison offi-
cer, two men fled the SUV into
nearby bushes.
The officers immediately called
for assistance and searched 'the
SUV, discovering 24 bails of mar-
ijuana.
SUpon further search of the
area, two men from New Provi-
dence, 31 and 33 years old respec-
tively, were apprehended and tak-
en into custody for questioning
in relation to the seizure.


Supt Anthony Ferguson, offi-
cer in charge of the DEU, said
that police are not able to say at
this time where the drugs came
from. However, police think that
a boat brought them in. Police
suspect that the vessel had
already left the scene when offi-
cers saw the SUV.
This large drug find, was
SEE page eight


Mission to Haiti: the

people of Port-de-Paix

By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
THOUSANDS of Haitians migrate to the Bahamas every year,
and from a visit to the North West city of Port-de-Paix it is clear the
ongoing influx is not going to stop.
The pressure the Haitian Diaspora has put on our country has led
to a zero-tolerance policy and a move by the Bahamas government
to repatriate all illegal immigrants.
But with the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere just 70
miles off the Bahamas island of Inagua, the relationship between the
Bahamas and the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere
cannot be ignored.
Most Haitian migrants who move to the Bahamas come from
Port-de-Paix, a coastal city in Haiti's northwest region with a pop-
ulation of one million, where Haitian sloops overcrowded with
desperate migrants set sail for the Bahamas or Florida, and often
don't complete the voyage.
So when the Grace Community Church in Palmetto Drive invit-
ed me to accompany the Short-Term Missions Team on their
week-long mission to Port-de-Paix, where they would build four
classrooms at the Good Shepherd Evangelical Church School, run
a medical clinic and Vacation Bible School, I seized the opportunity
to find out more about the place from which people are so desperate
SEE page eight


IWEATH


Potential

impact of

74 criminal

deportees

downplayed
* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
SENIOR police officers
yesterday downplayed the
potential impact of The
Bahamas having to absorb
74 criminal deportees from
the United States during the
nine-month period before
mid-July 2008.
According to data from
the United States Immigra-
tion and Customs Enforce-
ment (USICE), a total of 91
Bahamians were deported
from the U.S. back to their
country of citizenship
between October 2007 and
this month.
SEE page eight


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MINISTER of Tourism and Aviation Senator Vincent Vanderpool-Wal-
lace (also pictured right) being sworn in as Senator, on Monday, July 21,
2008. Also pictured is Assistant Clerk for the Senate Christine Brown.


right in our midst, right at our
minds and right in our hands to
make things better. I am con-
vinced that in too many areas
we under-perform not because
we set our sights too high, and
miss the mark; we under-per-
form because we set our sights
too lowland consistently achieve
it."
Mr Barnett, who is also the
minister of Legal Affairs,
thanked his family and col-
leagues at the law firm Graham
Thompson & Co for their sup-
port.
"I am humbled by the oppor-
tunity to serve as a member of
the Senate and as the country's
attorney general and minister


of Legal Affairs. I affirm my
commitment to maintain the
dignity of these high offices of
the state and to discharge my
responsibilities to the best of my
ability.
"I pray for the wisdom to
make the right decisions and I
ask for the support and prayers
of the people of the Bahamas
.as I carry out my duties," said
Mr Barnett.
Both men thanked the prime
minister for appointing them to
his Cabinet and the Senate.
Messrs Barnett and Vander-
pool-Wallace were appointed to
the Senate as part of Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham's Cabi-
net shuffle in early July.


Q ..... . ..


MINISTER of Legal Affairs and Attorney General Senator Michael Barnett
(also pictured right) being sworn in as a Senator, during the Senate's morn-
ing session, on July 21, 2008. Also pictured is Chief Clerk of Parliament
Maurice Tynes.


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THE TIBUNETUESDY, JUY 22,2008,PAGES


o In brief


Police follow

leads into

murder of

teenager

POLICE say they are fol-
lowing some leads into the
early morning shooting that
claimed the life of 19-year-old
Raymond Finley. ,
"We are looking at a num-
ber of avenues with respect to
his murder. No one is in cus-
tody but we are looking into a
number of leads," Chief Supt
of Police Glen Miller, head of
the Central Detective Unit
told the Tribune yesterday.
Mr Miller said that police
are still appealing to the pub-
lic for any information that
would lead to the arrest of the
person or persons responsible
for Finley's murder.
According to reports, at
around 3am last Friday, Finley
drove to an area on Thatch
Palm Street where he was
waiting for a friend.
Police report that gunmen
approached Finley's parked
car and opened fire on him
several times, shooting at him
through the window of the dri-
ver's side of his left-hand dri-
ve car.
Moments later, neighbours
who reportedly heard three
gunshots in the area called the
police.
Finley was pronounced
dead when emergency per-
sonnel arrived on the scene,
police said.
American
pleads guilty to
credit by false
pretences

AN AMERICAN man was
fined $10,000 and ordered to
\ pay Atlantis $16,000 after
pleading guilty to credit by
false pretences., h._-
Court dockets alleged that
between June 1 and June 25,
Richard Bissell Jr of East Liv-
erpool, Ohio, incurred debts
at the Atlantis Casino, and
obtained from the casino cred-
it in the amount of $32,550.
Bissell, who appeared
before Magistrate Susan
Sylvester at Court 11 in Nas-
sau Street, pleaded guilty to
the charge.
If he fails to pay the fine, he
will have to spend 18 months
in prison.




IN Saturday's Tri-
bune, the article head-
lined, "Residents oppose
firm's expansion", it was
incorrectly stated that
Bahama ,Rock now
exceeds accepted stan-
dards of the US Bureau
Mine Standard vibration
level of 0.75dB. It should
have read, Bahama Rock
does not exceed accept-
ed standards of the US
Bureau Mine Standard
vibration level of 0.75bB.
Also: The second town
meeting by Bahama
Rock is scheduled for
July 24, and not June 24,
as stated in the article.
The Tribune apologizes
for these errors.


S.; 11Wd -4Oq-


Obama not




seen as threat




to Caribbean




economies


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
DESPITE concerns that a
United States government led
by the Democratic party may
introduce invasive and damag-
ing regulations affecting the
Bahamas' financial services
industry, former senator Philip
Galanis said he does not believe
that Barack Obama will do any-
thing to intentionally destabilise
the economies of the Caribbean
region.
Mr Galanis appeared as.a
guest on the IslandFM talk
show, "Parliament Street", on
Sunday to discuss the possible
effects an Obama-led govern-
ment could have on the
Bahamas.
In particular, Mr Galanis
spoke on the proposed Stop
Tax Haven Abuse Act, Which
is being supported by the pres-
idential candidate, Democratic
Senator Carl Levin and Repub-
lican Norm Coleman.
The S-681 "Stop Tax Haven
Act" calls for tougher require-
ments on US taxpayers using
off-shore jurisdictions.
The Act would also give the
US Treasury the authority to
take special measures against
foreign jurisdictions and finan-
cial institutions that impede US
tax enforcement.
Mr Galanis said that there is
no doubt that such legislation, if
it is indeedpassed; would give
teeth to the US' Internal Rev-.
enue Service (IRS) and allow
the US government to be more
invasive when going after tax
evaders who may have money
stashed away in the Bahamas.
He also conceded that it
appears that the Democrats are
more attentive to tax issues,
while the Republicans tend to
be more business friendly, "and
tend to let their wealthy friends
and colleagues to do pretty
much what they want to their
with taxes."
However, should the Act get
passed under an Obama-led
White House and a Democrat-
led Congress, Mr Galanis said
that he does not believe that
the Bahamas will suffer too
much.
For one, he explained, the
Bahamas is not too far off in
meeting the requirements of the
proposed Act.
"I don't think if you look at
the objectives they are trying to
achieve we are so far from what
they are trying to accomplish,"
he said.
In addition to this, the Stop
Tax Haven Abuse Act may not
have that great an affect on the
Bahamas because many
Bahamian-based banks, law and
accountant firms have already
reduced their American clien-
'tele and now cater more to oth-
er foreign nationals, Mr Galanis
said.
Even if the Act is pushed
through, he added, it would
make "no sense to me whatso-
ever why a President Obama or
a Democratic Congress would
do things to destabilise the
economies of the Caribbean, a
region that sits in their back-
yard."
However, Mr Galanis said
that it is extremely important
going forward that the
Caribbean region as a group
asserts itself and makes its wish-
es and desires known to the


Former senator discusses the possible
effects of Democratic govt on Bahamas


THIS PHOTO provided by the U.S.
Army shows. Gen. David H.
Petraeus giving an update on the
situation in Iraq to Democratic
presidential candidate Sen. Barack
Obama, D-lll.,right, and other mem-
bers of a U.S.. Congressional dele-
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July 21, 2008.

black congressional caucus.
"We've got friends in Wash-
ington. We need to find a way
to lobby, we need to speak to
our friends in the black con-
gressional caucus, we need to
speak to white legislators," he
said.
Mr Galanis further said that
Senator Obama's effect on the
Bahamas will depend on
whether he can turn around the
US' recessive economy.
The former senator said that
he believes Senator Obama is
better prepared than Republi-
can candidate John McCain.and
will put together a better team
todeal with the problem.
He added, however, that Mr
Obama needs to come up with a
"bold, visionary and realistic
economic plan."


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THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 4, TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2008


EDITRIAUE -ES T HEEITOR


A GLANCE at the Daily Express of July 9
would convince a reader that dear old Eng-
land, once the land of law and order, had in
fact gone to the yahoos a race of brutes in
human shape.
"Now burglars will not be jailed judges
told to go even softer" screamed the front
page headline, while another announced that
foodstores now tag chickens to stop thieves
lifting them from the shelves.
"Britain's soft justice system hit a new low
yesterday with plans to scrap prison sentences
for burglars," wrote Tom Whitehead, the
Express' Home Affairs Correspondent.
This is really an incredible report. It said
that hundreds of thousands of crooks in Eng-
land could escape jail every year under the
proposals by advisers to the Lord Chief Jus-
tice.
"Those sentenced to short, sharp shock jail
terms of less than 12 months for 'less serious
offences' including burglary should be
handed community penalties instead," the
advisers told the Lord Chief Justice.
The advisers also recommended that even
those who were likely to offend again should
be freed if it were believed that the offences
they would go on to commit would be "non-
serious" offences.
And even more incredible judges were
advised that they should not be swayed by
victims demanding harsher punishments for
offenders, but that they should certainly listen
to anyone advocating leniency. Is this per-
chance the thinking now influencing the
Pollyannas among our own judiciary?
Like Bahamians, Britons have lost faith in
their criminal justice system.
Burglary, said Shadow Justice Secretary
Nick Herbert, "is deeply upsetting for its vic-
tims and should not be dealt with lightly...
people rightly expect that offenders who
invade their home will be dealt with severe-
ly, and they have little confidence in weak
community sentences which too often aren't
even properly enforced."'As far as retired
judge Keith Matthewman, QC, is concerned
the proposals are "an absolute disgrace,"
adding that criminals laugh at community
sentences. "The only thing they are frightened
of is prison," he said. He recalled that many
years ago when he was defending people they
would say:"'"Can you get me off with a com-
munity sentence?"
"It is entirely the wrong way to go and I
hope judges take no notice of it. The law-


abiding public has lost all faith in the criminal
justice system and so have I."
One legislator saw it as a way of avoiding
prison overcrowding, but felt that "punish-
ments should fit the crime and not the avail-
ability of prison places."
Mr Matthewman thought that "panels like
this think more about criminals than the vic-
tims and yet it is the victims who spend the
rest of their lives suffering."
This Daily Express story turned to page 7,
which reported, in another article, that a
"man faces jail for chasing off yobs with a
lump of wood."
A 62-year-old pensioner with a wife and
two young sons, 5 and 7, was charged with
possessing an offensive weapon for chasing
off "yobs" who were pelting his home with
stones, sticks, mud and eggs, the Express
reported.
The "stones" shown in the photograph to
illustrate the article looked more like large
bricks.
His windows had been smashed five times
in eight months by the young thugs. His.
frightened wife telephoned the police. Their
house had been under siege for two hours,
but there was no sign of police assistance.
When a large rock crashed through the
kitchen window now two and a half hours
after the call had been made to the police
- the pensioner took the nearest large piece
of wood he could find and went after the
mo' himself.
At that moment police officers arrived.
They arrested him, while the laughing youth
ran off. He could get six months in prison.
"This is Britain gone mad," said the pen-
sioner.
"Just what is the world coming to that
police arrest people like me for protecting
their own property?"
According to a House of Lords ruling every
person has the right not to be subjected to
physical harm, such as a criminal, but equal-
ly everyone has the right to protect himself
with "reasonable force."
Obviously a large piece of wood to protect
oneself is unreasonable force against a mob of
youthful brick-hurling yobs, none of whom
was arrested.
The pensioner sounded like Dickens' Mr
Bur'ble who famously said "if the law sup-
poses that.. .the law is a ass- a idiot."
As for the pensioner, now facing trial,
"the law is quite simply a colossal ass."


The Tribune Limited
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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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EDITOR, The Tribune.

ONE year and two months
have passed since the Free
National Movement took th ,
mantle of Government with
the Rt Hon Hubert A Ingra-
ham at the helm as the party
and country's Commander-In-
Chief. Immediately upon com-
ing to office a number of deci-
sions regarding Ministerial
and other Government
appointments were made, one
of them being the designation
of the Hon Sidney S Collie as
Minister of Lands and Local
Government. Like Prime Min-
ister Ingraham's recent
appointment of Senator Vin-
cent Vanderpool-Wallace as
Minister of Tourism, the
appointment of the Hon Sid-
ney Collie was a masterstroke.
I have worked in the system
of Local Government for the
past 10 years and four months
through four Local Govern-
ment terms, under six admin-
istrators, two Chief Council-
lors and four District Coun-
cils. In that time, under the
Free National Movement and
Progressive Liberal Party
Governments, I have seen
Local Government transition
from Department to Ministry
to Department, sometimes
leading and sometimes 'as an
attachment.
I have witnessed this port-
folio change hands to different
Ministers, including the Hon
Vernon Symonette, the Ho,-
David Thompson, the Hon
Tommy Turnquest, the Hon
V Alfred Gray and, the most
esteemed of them all, the Hon
Sidney Collie. '
The resignation of Minister
Collie from his position as
Chief Executive Officer of
Lands and Local Government
dealt a major blow' to all of
the Departments under this
Ministry, Local Government
practitioners and employees


throughout this country and
the Central Government as a
whole. Under his leadership
Local Government made
great advancements and the
system implemented in 1996
saw unprecedented progress.
Minister Collie led in his
position with accountability,
tenacity and transparency. He
was down-to-earth and related
well to the masses, particular-
ly during his visits to the Fam-
ily Islands.
He was fair to everyone and
showed no obvious
favouritism to any particular
person or group. He admired
and encouraged hard work
and diligence and he brought
intense and sincere focus to
every Department under him.
He was particularly attentive
to the needs of his employees
and the recipients of services
under his assignment.
Personnel morale improved
greatly as reward for commit-
ment to service became the
order of the day within the
Ministry.
Minister Collie successfully
- took the system of Local Gov-
ernment to newer, higher and
greater levels through ideas,
programmes and partnership
initiatives implemented and
fostered under his leadership.
Local Government practi-
tioners were confident that
they had a Minister with
whom they could communi-
cate comfortably and the Hon-
ourable Minister never failed
to respond to their beckoned
calls.
He assisted with concerns
wherever possible to the point
of forwarding communications
to other Ministers or Min-
istries and engineering collab-


orations that proved benefi-
cial to Local Government
Town Areas and Districts.
I am not privy to the details
that resulted in nine Districts
being unable to exact Local
Government elections on June
26, 2008, but I do know that
Minister Collie made a mas-
terstroke of his own when he
took responsibility for his
involvement and resigned as
Minister of Lands and Local
Government. I am confident
that this was a difficult deci-
sion for him to make and I am
also absolutely certain that if
subordinates throughout the
Ministry of Lands and Local
Government and the many
Local Government elected
officials, appointees and staff
members, had been aware of
his intentions there would
have been uproar Minister
Collie would not have been
allowed to, slip away as easily
as he did.
Minister Collie has left
,some big shoes to fill and it is
going to be very difficult to
surpass the precedence that
he has established within the
arena of Local Government.
His humility, his honesty, his
sincerity, his integrity, his dili-
gence, his endurance and his
commitment to excellence has
only served to further
strengthen his astounding
legacy as a truly honourable
mani. I wish to extend sincere
thanks and gratitude to the
Honourable Minister for his
influential, positive and
unselfish contributions to
Local Government.
I wish him the best in his
future endeavours, political or
otherwise, and I look forward
to him serving again in the
Ministerial Cabinet of Gov-
ernment.

MARVIN R Z GIBSON
Nassau,
June, 2008.


One of life's greatest paradoxes


EDITOR, The Tribune.

When people are asked to
name ten government min-
istries, departments or agen-
cies that fulfil their mandate
no one has yet been up to the
challenge.
Also, most people you
speak with complain bitterly
whenever they need to utilise


services provided by govern-
ment ministries, departments
or agencies.
You name the area:
1. Education.
2. Law and Order
3. Health Care.
4. Garbage Collection
5. Immigration
The list goes on.
This is not to say that the


private sector is perfect, nor
is it to suggest that all civil ser-
vants are incompetent.
However, it does note a
growing impatience with gov-
ernment services in general.
And guess what? Unlike
when we go to a retail store to
purchase goods or services
and they are lousy, we can't
simply go to another govern-
ment.
And to top it off, in many
instances it's against the law
for us to solve our problem
ourselves once government
decides they're in charge. In
many instances wecan be
jailed, fined or both.
Now what other business
has the power to force you to
do business with them like a
government?
Given government's track
record, we should be calling
for them to go out of business
in many of the areas that they
have taken over, yet we con-
tinually call on them to take
our responsibilities unto them-
selves.
And we do this, safe in the
knowledge that they're
already responsible for many
of the problems we face each
day when doing business with
them and the burdensome
regulations that stifle Lusiness
and economic growth.
Of course it's not for the
want of good intentions by
many of the political class, it's
just that the gap between
desire and results continues
to widen.
Calling on government to
solve our problems is one of
life's greatest paradoxes.
RICK LOWE
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Nassau,
July 19, 2008


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LOCAL NEWS


CARIFESTA

Child-Art


Competition

launched
THE inaugural CAR-
IFESTA X Child Art Com-
petition was launched in
Guyana on July 16 at the
Umana Yana with an exhi-
bition that exemplified the
meaningful contribution
young people could make to
the visual arts in future
CARIFESTAs.
In his remarks, Guyana's
Minister of Culture, Youth
and Sport Frank Anthony
said that the aim of the activ-
ity was to create a space for
the youth to actively partici-
pate in CARIFESTA X.
The minister said that
when the board of directors
explored options to .engen-
der youth involvement in the
festival, it was agreed that a
visual arts competition was
a fitting activity and the com-
petitive feature was incorpo-
rated to stimulate their inter-
est.
He explained that initially
the competition had a
national focus but was later
broadened to ensure that it
was representative of the
region and the theme of
CARIFESTA X: "One
Caribbean, One Purpose,
Our Culture, Our life."
As a result, other countries
participating in the festival
were invited to execute sim-
ilar competitions. Dr Antho-
ny noted that the response,
so far, had been encourag-
ing and a regional winner
would be announced during
CARIFESTA X.
Close to 100 young people
between the ages of 8 to 18
participated in the Guyana-
leg of the competition, which
was sponsored by the United
Nations Children Education
Fund (UNICEF). The first
second' and third place win-
ners were awarded IPods,
DVD players and bicycles,
respectively.
Chief judge of the compe-
tition, Artist Micheal Khan,
commended the CARIFE-
TA X Secretariat for creating
space for what he described
as "practical participation of
children" in the festival.
He said that the art works
submitted reflected high cre-
ative quality and young peo-
ple's profound understand-
ing of their society, their
dreams and aspirations, and
the Caribbean.
Other visual arts activities
organised by the CARIFES-
TA X Secretariat, in which
young people are involved,
include the painting of a 413
metre-long mural on the
Atlantic Sea Wall.
Minister Anthony said that
there would be several such
features in the run-up to
CARIFESTA, also aimed at
"changing the face of
Georgetown into the art cap-
ital of the Caribbean."

Texas, Mexico
prepare
for Tropical
Storm Dolly
McALLEN, Texas
RESIDENTS along the
Texas-Mexico border kept a
watchful eye on Tropical
Storm Dolly on Monday,
stocking up on plywood, gen-
erators and flashlights as fore-
casters predicted the storm
would strengthen into a hurri-
cane later this week and make
landfall, according to Associ-
ated Press.
The storm was expected to
bring high winds and dump 10
to 20 inches of rain in coastal
areas near the U.S.-Mexican
border. Emergency officials
feared major flooding prob-
lems and urged coastal resi-
dents to prepare.
Shell Oil said it was evacu-
ating workers from oil rigs in
the western Gulf Of Mexico,


and the federal government
was trying to decide whether
they could begin construction
on a new border fence, which
was to be combined with levee
improvements along the Rio
Grande in Hidalgo County.
The National Hurricane
Center in Miami issued a hur-
ricane watch from Brownsville
north to Port O'Connor.



TRPIA
EXERIATR


Bahamian firm's threatened legal action


'may affect Jamaican pro-poor projects'


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
JAMAICAN Health Minister
Rudyard Spencer has suggested
that his government might have
to cut back on pro-poor pro-
grammes in light of a pending $8
billion lawsuit from a Bahamian
construction company.
The threat of legal action stems
from alleged non-payment of $36
million by the Jamaican govern-
ment to the company, identified
by Mr Spencer as "construction
developers", after the cost of


Country's health minister

suggests pending $8bn lawsuit

could prompt cutback


building the 150-bed May Pen
Hospital in Clarendon overran in
1997.
Speaking at a Jamaica Labour
Party council meeting on Sunday,
Mr Spencer blamed the former
People's National Party adminis-


a g
FROM LEFT: President Janyne Hodder, IAU-president elect Juan
Ramon de la Fuenta and COB vice president for research, graduate
programmes and international relations, Dr Linda Davis share a
light moment during a conference break.


The College of the


Bahamas elected


to prestigious


International Board

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS The College of the
Bahamas has been elected to the board of directors of the
International Association of Universities.
Elections for the IAU president and executive board of direc-
tors were held during the 13th annual general conference from
July 15 to 18, hosted by the University of Utrecht.
The College of the Bahamas was unanimously elected and will
be represented by president Janyne Hodder.
Upon election to the IAU board, Mrs Hodder said: "Being
part of an international association of universities gives us
access to a better understanding of the issues facing universities
across the world and helps us to benchmark our own changes
against those that are happening in other contexts.
"Being on the board also facilitates our capacity to make
important links with other institutions and to create learning and
research opportunities for our students and faculty. It also
helps to ensure that we create the kind of international repu-
tation for ourselves that can only help in our efforts to be the
best university we can be for the Bahamas."
The Bahamas vill be representfed oithe board for a fTur-year
term from 2008 2012.
The newly elected IAU president is Juan Ramon de la Fuente,
former rector of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mex-
ico.
President Hodder; vice president for research, graduate pro-
grammes and international relations Dr Linda Davis; chair of the
School of Business Remelda Moxey and international relations
liasion Valdez Russell represented the College of the Bahamas
at the general conference.
The mission of the IAU is "to strengthen higher education
worldwide by providing a global forum for institutional and
association leaders for reflection and action on common con-
cerns."
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tration under whom the hospital
was built, as part of a larger hos-
pital restoration project for
putting the latest administration in
a bind, according to the Jamaica
Observer.
"The then government refused


to pay the $36 million overrun,"
claimed Mr Spencer.
He said the government was in
possession of a report by inde-
pendent arbitrators in Nassau who
say that if an agreement is not
reached between the government
and the contractors within six
weeks, the arbitrators "will decide
how much of the $8 billion the
government will have to pay."
The health minister suggested
that if the government is now


forced to pay it will have a
resounding impact on the gov-
ernment's plans.
"If it reaches that stage, Mr
Shaw (Jamaica's finance mifiis-
ter) will probably have to forget
all about the projects to assist
poor people and we have to find
the money to pay the people $8
billion moving from $36 million,
all because of one man," Mr
Spencer was quoted by Radioja-
maica as saying.


FREEPORT The pilot of a small private aircraft was forced to
ditch in waters off West End shortly after take-off from Grand
Bahama International Airport on Sunday evening.
Chief Superintendent Basil Rahming reported that two male
residents of Abaco were aboard the plane when it went down
almost a mile off Old Bahama Bay Resort.
Fortunately, both men were able to escape unhurt. They were res-
cupd from the waters by boaters in the area.
According to reports, Clive Felix Ure, 52, of Sandy Cay, Abaco,
took off from the Grand Bahama International Airport around
6.30pm on Sunday aboard his single engine white and blue Piper
Warrior aircraft.
He was accompanied by passenger Nicholas Miaoulis, 52, also of
Sandy Cay.
The men were en route to West Palm Beach, Florida.
Mr Ure told police that about one and half miles out from Old
Bahama Bay, West End, he heard a loud bang in the aircraft's
engine, which was followed immediately,by engine failure.
He turned the aircraft around and attempted to glide back to the
West End Airport, but ended'up ditching the plane into the ocean
about 3/4 of a mile off West End.
Supt Rahming said Mr Ure and Mr Miaoulis'were able to escape
from the aircraft before it sank in the deep water.
After swimming towards West End for about five minutes, the
men were rescued by some residents of Old Bahama Bay.
They were taken to the marina, where they were met by police,
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LOCANEW


e new face of safe sex


Artist uses ants to

illustrate man's self-

destructiveness

and materialism



:I' ARTIST MARIE
: JEANNE DUPUCH
Sa, discusses her work
I u | with a guest at her
'g exhibition '(mur-
mi-don)'. The exhi-
Sbition runs until
i !August 9.




LOCAL artist Marie Jeanne Dupuch has successfully cap-
tured the "drone-like" quality of human existence in her lat-
est show: mur.mi.don.
Running until August 9 at The Hub, the minimalist exhibi-
tion features representations of human behaviour and social
conflict through the metaphor of the ant and uses minimal
colours gold, pink, black and white to explore these issues.
Military themes are repeatedly probed throughout the col-
lection; Fuchsia handguns emblazoned over a stark white
background and gold hand grenades atop black canvas evoke
conflict and war, but treat them with a playful undertone.
Ms Dupuch uses ants to illustrate man's self-destructive
nature and overwhelming desire for material gain without
taking stock of the consequences.
Black firearms splashed over a bight pink canvas or a colony
of white ants winding in a never-ending circle across a black
background invoke the monotony and misguided desire com-
monplace in human nature.
Born in Nassau, Ms Dupuch was graduated from the College
of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University in Minnesota with a
bachelor of fine arts degree. Her work explores social conflict,
stereotypes, and life experiences.
"When an ant is searching for food it releases a pheromone,
and the other ants follow the strongest pheromone which
indicates the closest food source. The ants trail this line and
reach their unknown destination; it could be a hot cup of cof-
fee or great mound of sweet cake," she explains.
Her exhibition captures the essence of its namesake. In
Greek mythology, Myrmidons were loyal, skilled warriors,
but contemporary use of the word includes the meaning, loy-
al follower especially one who fulfills orders without ques-
tion.
"Unlike ants we have the ability to see the end of the line,
but for some reason ignore the repercussions and relentless-
ly seek instant gratification," Ms Dupuch said.
"People have no idea why they are driven to these things -
cars, jewellery, money, religion and politics. We just see what
everyone else is doing, therefore it must be good."
She will give an artist's talk on her exhibition at 7 o'clock
tonight at The Hub on Colebrooke Lane.


Young Bahamian launches initiative

to challenge commonly held views


* By CAPUCINE DAYEN

ONE young Bahamian aims
to put a new spin on safe sex -
and destroy the backward atti-
tudes which have crippled sex-
ual health efforts in the past.
David Geraldo Frazer, a 20
year old graduate of St Anne's
High School and an economics
student at Trent University, has
launched the Safe Sex Initiative
(TSSI) as a challenge to com-
monly held views about sex,
sexually transmitted infections
(STIs) and HIV/AIDS.
TSSI and its 30 volunteers
and supporters said they wish
to make safe sex more preva-
lent through the mass distribu-
tion of condoms at a variety of
clubs, bars and other establish-
ments.
They want to begin on New
Providence, but plan eventually
to bring safe sex awareness ini-
tiatives, abstinence and
HIV/AIDS testing to the entire
Bahamas.
TSSI has already made
arrangements to deliver con-
doms on a regular basis to sev-
eral locations, where they will
be placed in discreet areas.
So far, condoms have been
placed in six clubs: Cozy Cor-
ner, Bambu, Fantasy, Chance
and Club Fluid.
"Our first six clubs we are
serving represent a broad sub-
section of Bahamian society and
reflect TSSI's commitment to
reaching young persons in the
country that are statistically
most at risk of transmitting STIs
and HIV/AIDS," Mr Frazer
said.
He added that so far, "the
responses have been positive."
"Anxiety surrounding the
purchase of contraceptives will
be lowered if condom market-
ing strategies are changed to
target to youth and improve
awareness and availability," said
Rosa Mae Bain head of a local
HIV treatment centre, in 2006.
Outside of. Africa, the
Balihamas has the third highest
HIV prevalence rate in the
world.
By the end of 2007, it was
estimated by UNAIDS that
6,800 persons were living with
HIV/AIDS in the Bahamas and


that 3.3 per cent of the adult
population (ages 15-49) were
infected. Among those infect-
ed, young Bahamians between
15 and 25 have the highest
infection rate in the country.
Under the slogan "Preven-
tion is every body's business,"


Mr Frazer's initiative seeks to
engender an attitude of social
responsibility.
He aims to change the view
that STI prevention is the
responsibility of infected per-
sons, pointing out that sooner or
later "everyone is affected."


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"We want to increase awareness of
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informed decisions on safer sex
practices."

David Geraldo Frazer


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"We want to increase aware-
ness of the risks, involved with
unprotected sexual activity in
order to make informed deci-
sions on safer sex practices. If a
community is made aware of
safer sex practices, the supply
of condoms is increased, the
barriers to obtaining condoms
are reduced and the general
accessibility of condoms is
.improved, condom use will
become more commonplace
and safer sex will become more
widely practiced," Mr Frazer
said.
However, he emphasised that
condom use is not TSSI's only
message; they plan to promote
abstinence too.
"We have yet to completely
launch our work, however, we
are eager to let the public know
what they should expect from
us in the near future and what
we have done so far."
The official launch took place
at Club Fluid on July 12. A total
of $500 worth of. condoms in a
variety of styles,- brands and
flavours were distributed in the
club and also to passing pedes-
trians. More than 3,000 con-
doms were given away that
night to an estimated 850 per-
sons.
Mr Frazer was also invited to
talk about the safe sex initia-
tive by 100 Jamz radio station.
On July 10, TSSI hosted its
first photo shoot where more
than 30 models, assistants and
volunteers attended and helped.
More than 400 photos were tak-
en, all of which advertised con-
dom use, abstinence
HIV/AIDS/STI awareness and
prevention.
These photos will form the
foundation for TSSI's social
marketing plans and will be
posted on the TSSI website,
used in public posters, and on
any public banners and bill-
boards constructed in the
future.
Mr Frazer said more infor-
mation is available by mailing:
safesexbahamas@gmail.com.





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I UESDAY, JULY 22, 2008, PAGE 7


THE TRIBUNE


LOCALNEW


0 In brief


COMPANY HAS NOT REINSTATED MASTER ELECTRICIAN KEN ROLLE DESPITE MEETING


Scholars planI
to reunite n Salt industrial action


ancient Bible

- online
* LONDON
The oldest surviving copy of
the New Testament, a 4th cen-
tury version that had its Gospels
and epistles spread across the
world, is being made whole
again online, according to the
Associated Press.
The British Library says the
full text of the Codex Sinaiti-
cus will be available to Web
users by next July, digitally
reconnecting parts that are held
in Britain, Russia, Germany and
a monastery in Egypt's Sinai
Desert.
A preview of the Codex,
which also has some parts of
the Old Testament, will hit the
Web on Thursday the Book
of Psalms and the Gospel of
Mark.
"Only a few people have ever
had the opportunity to see more
than a couple of pages of the
(Codex)," said Scot McK-
endrick, the British Library's
head of Western manuscripts.
The Web site will give every-
one access to a "unique trea-
sure," he said.
Discovered at the Monastery
of Saint Catherine at Mount
Sinai by German Bible scholar
Constantine Tischendorf in the
mid-19th century, much of the
Codex eventually wound up in
Russia just how exactly the
British Library won't say, cit-
ing lingering sensitivity over the
circumstances surrounding its
removal from the monastery.
The British Library bought
347 pages from Soviet authori-
ties in 1933. Forty-three pages
are at the University Library in
Leipzig, Germany, and six frag-
ments are at the National
Library of Russia in St. Peters-
burg. And in 1975, monks stum-
bled on 12 more pages and 40
fragments stashed in a hidden
room at the monastery.
Biblical scholars are thrilled
at the news that the Codex
Sinaiticus divided since Tis-
chendorf's trip to the mionastery
in 1844 is finally being put
back together, albeit virtually.
In the past, anyone wishing
to examine the document first
hand would have had to
approach the British Library
"on bended knee," said Christo-
pher Tuckett, a professor of
New Testament studies at
Oxford University.
"To have it available just at
.the click of a button is fantas-
tic," he said.
"You could do in two seconds
what would take hours and
hours of flicking through the
leaves."
Handwritten in Greek more
than 1,600 years ago it isn't
exactly clear where the sur-
viving 400 or so pages carry a
version of the New Testament
that has a few interesting dif-
ferences from the Bible used by
Christians today.
The Gospel of Mark ends
abruptly after Jesus' disciples
disctiver his empty tomb, for
example. Mark's last line has
them leaving in fear.
"It cuts out the post-resur-
rection stories," said Juan
Garces, curator of the Codex
Sinaiticus Project.
"That's a very odd way, of
ending a Gospel."
James Davila, a professor of
early Jewish studies at St.
Andrews University in Scot-
land, said the Codex also
includes religious works foreign
to the Roman Catholic and
Protestant canons such as the
"Epistle of Barnabas" and the
"Shepherd of Hermas," a book
packed with visions and para-
bles.
Davila stressed that did not
mean the works were necessar-
ily considered Scripture by ear-
ly Christians: They could have
been bound with the Bible to
save money.
The Codex itself is a fasci-
nating artifact, representing the
best of Western bookmaking,
Garces said.
The parchment was arranged
in little multipage booklets
called quires, which were then
numbered in sequence.
"It was the cutting edge of
technology in the 4th century,"
he said.
The British Library bound its
quires into two volumes after
their purchase from the Sovi-
ets, one of which is kept on
show in a climate-controlled,


bulletproof display case.
Visitors can peer at the
ancient book, but only see two
pages at a time.
By next July, the entire
Codex will be available for free
- along with transcription,
translation and search functions
- on the Internet.


is 'imminent', says union


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
SOME sort of industrial
action by the workers at
Morton Salt is "imminent",
according to Jennifer
Brown, secretary general of
the Bahamas Industrial
Manufacturers and Allied
Workers Union.
Morton Salt has not rein-
stated Ken Rolle, the com-
pany,'s master electrician
and the union's vice-presi-
dent, despite a meeting on
Friday between the compa-
ny, the union and the
Department of Labour.
Mr Rolle, a 30 year Mor-
ton Salt veteran, was
accused of reconnecting the


"It's going to
happen. All
the members
are on alert
and they will
answer when
the bell is
rung."

Obie Ferguson

power supply to an elderly
resident without the per-
mission of management


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FROM LEFT ARE: Dame Ivy, Fred Mitchell, Police Superintendent
Adderley and Senator Higgs.
The Long Island Women's Friendship Club, under its president
Olivia Turnquest, staged the official opening of its new senior cit-
izens recreation centre on Saturday.
The centre was officially opened by former governor general
Dame Ivy Dumont, herself a native of Long Island.
Unveiling the commemorative plaque was Long Island MP Lar-
ry Cartwright, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources.
Also present for the event were Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell and
Senator Dr Jacinta Higgs, who has a summer home on Long Island.
When complete, the centre will also have accommodation for
elderly residents.
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after a disconnection exer-
cise by the company,
according to the union.
He was terminated in May
by Morton who also sup-
plies electricity to the
island.
The union subsequently
held a strike vote earlier
this month which passed
73 to one but pledged not
to take industrial action
until the meeting with the
Labour Department.
"If the company does that
to an officer, you know,
who is next?" asked Ms
Brown. "And it's obvious
that their aim is to destroy
the union."
Ms Brown said that pride
may be the issue for the
company in taking the posi-
tion not to reinstate Mr
Rolle after terminating him.
The BIMAWU has other
outstanding grievances with
the company, The Tribune
was told.
These include outstand-
ing vacation pay for work-
ers; workers who have not
received pay for compas-
sionate leave; workers who
have not received back pay;
workers whose wages need
to be adjusted upward, as
they are being improperly
paid; and part time workers
who have not been regu-
larised.
Obie Ferguson, attorney
for the BIMAWU, pre-
empted Ms Brown sugges-
tion that industrial action
will soon take place in an
interview with The Nassau
Guardian on Sunday.
"It's going to happen., he
said.,",'All thnimembe:rs,are


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Pair charged with

attempted murder
FROM page one

dence. Hc acknowledged that
Turner has two matters pending
before the courts: an unlawful
possession charge and a pos-
session of dangerous drugs
charge.
Mr Thompson'told the court
that Taylor is a businesswoman
who manages her own business.
Mr Thompson said that Taylor
has no matters pending before
the courts. Mr Thompson sub-
mitted that both Turner and
Taylor were fit and proper per-
sons to be granted bail.
The were both remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison and are
expected to return to court on
Friday. The case has been
transferred to Court 11, Nas-
sau Street.


Marijuana

FROM page one

accompanied by another small-
er drug bust in Pinewood Gar-
dens just a few hours later.
At 5am yesterday, officers
from the DEU and the Lyford
Cay Police Station executed a
search warrant on a Pinewood
home and reportedly discov-
ered six pounds of marijuana,
valued at $6,000.
The drugs were seized by
authorities and a 22-year- old
woman is assisting police with
this investigation.
The large drug bust yester-
day morning comes less than a
week after police seized nearly
$1 million in marijuana in east-
ern New Providence. Last
Thursday, at around 1.30am,
police seized $953,400 worth of
the drug sealed in 19 sacks
from a go-fast boat off the coast
of Yamacraw. The drugs
weighed 681 pounds.
Torry Lamont Burrows, 27,
and John Alexander Light-
bourne, 47 both Exuma resi-
dents were charged in Magis-
trate's Court last week in con-
nection with this incident.
They were charged with pos-
session of marijuana with intent
to supply, importation of dan-
gerous drugs with intent to sup-
ply, conspiracy to possess dan-
gerous drugs with intent to sup-
ply! and conspiracy to import
dangerous drugs with intent to
supply.


Mission to Haiti: the





people of Port-de-Paix


FROM page one

.... to escape. But nothing could have pre-
pared me for the suffering I saw.
.. The people of Port-de-Paix are a
S. ,people forgotten. Neglected by their
government they have no roads, no
Electricity, no running water, no refuse
collection, and no jobs.
SC SAt least 80 per cent of Port-de-Paix's
S. .-, one million people are unemployed,
and those who do work create profes-
sions for themselves by sifting sand,
., ferrying goods in a wheelbarrow, or
driving a 'tap-tap' scooter taxi, earning
S . "barely enough to feed their families.
The desperation proved illegal
i migration to the Bahamas, United
States or other Caribbean islands
77, -. remains to be one of the few options
for people in search of a better life.
.-.,. The beauty of the region's landscape
.~. -" .- .seen from the sky, with its curving
coastline of wide coves and green fields
reaching up folded mountains, belies
-the harsh reality of this impoverished
SCENES of Port-de-Paix in Haiti. nation.
The unpaved gravel airstrip at the
-. city's airport stretches into the town
-forging a wide, barren, wasteland lit-
tered with garbage, broken glass, plas-
tic, and sunken potholes. Across this
4 wastelandad children walk barefoot,
women ride side-saddle on donkeys
loaded with baskets of bananas and
plantain, 'tap-tap' scooters with sever-
al passengers dart past, boys pedal tired
bicycles and women carry baskets of
':0 goods to sell or clothes to wash in the
city's polluted river balanced on their
-.-heads.
.. -'.The 23 Grace Church missionaries,
.-O.- aged between 12 and 65, and myself,
were housed ina two-storey home off
4,. this wide wasteland, and like everyone
A else in Port-de-Paix, we lived without
common utilities, and shared one bath-
room.
And yet we knew we were better
S off than most.
-r. Throughout this week The Tribune
.. -.. will publish stories about the people
.. "- gles and hardships, their dreams and;
.. realities, their,faitih, their religion, and.
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Yesterday Chief Superinten-
dent in charge of the Criminal
Detective Unit, Glenn Miller,
said that he does not believe
that ex-convict deportees con-
tribute to Bahamian crime
rates in a major way.
"I do believe that where
some deportees are in fact
engaged in criminal activities
there's a large proportion of
them who really came back and
seek gainful employment and
were able to make something
out of themselves."
And he added that there is
no question of the government
stopping the U.S. ridding their
shores of Bahamian nationals
who commit crimes there.
"There's really nothing (the
Bahamas) can do about that,"
he said, admitting, however,
that deportees have in the past
gone on to be charged in this
country with crimes "as high
as murder."
The issue of criminal depor-
tations from the U.S. to the


Potential impact
region has featured signifi-
cantly in discussions "between
Caribbean governments and
the United States at meetings
such as last year's Conference
on the Caribbean in Washing-
ton, D.C.
Caribbean leaders used that
occasion to again call on the
U.S. to provide more detailed
information about deportees'
criminal records and increased
funds towards aiding with the
reintegration of these people
whose re-entering of
Caribbean societies has been
linked with rising crime rates
by some.
- Acting Commissioner Regi-
nald Ferguson claimed yester-
day that compared with the
number of criminals being
deported to other Caribbean
countries Bahamians are not
being deported at such a great
rate.
According to the USICE,
out of 3,292 criminals deported
to their Caribbean countries of


Bishop Simeon Hall alleges there is 'covert

policy' to keep black Bahamians drunk

FROM page one

next week a liquor house is given a licence to operate therein," he
said.
Bishop Hall alleged that liquor licences are given as rewards
for political patronage.
"The people in the community have very little to say as to what
may or may not happen in their community then we stand amazed
as to why so many persons are angry," he said.
Bishop Hall said that despite the Ministry of Health's regular pro-
nouncements, there exists no national programme to educate peo-
ple about alcohol abuse.
"We talk development on one hand, but on the other one we
facilitate social disintegratici.
"The Bahamian people, especially black people, need a better cul-
ture of socialisation and until that begins to happen all we do is but
spinning wheels," he said.
Bishop Hall said he believes that it was decided long ago to
keep black Bahamians drunk "and if they are drunk they will not
think and successive governments have bought into this negative
prophecy."
On Sunday, Bishop Hall called on government to form a Nation-
al Blue Ribbon committee to study the effects of alcoholism
throughout the country.
The former Christian Council president said that alcoholism,
particularly teenage drinking, is the next "monstrous challenge
we will face as a nation".
"You would be aware that the legal and illegal sale of alcohol has
become an accepted part of our social life. I note that while the
numbers of liquor outlets are increasing, government sponsored
education on this silent killer is non-existent.
"Reports are ripe that persons in high places benefit from this
habit that has reached epidemic levels while we say nothing," he
said.
Bishop Hall is the senior pastor at the New Covenant Baptist
Church on Independence Drive.


origin over the last nine
months, Haiti, with a popula-
tion of around 850,000 received
1,185 and Jamaica, with a pop-
ulation of almost 2.8 million,
967.
Trinidad and Tobago, with a
population of over 1 million,
received 228, and Guyana, with
over 750,000, got 140.
The Bahamas, with around
305,000 people, took back
more ex-convicts than 13 other
Caribbean countries, including
Dominica, Barbados, Antigua
and Barbuda, St Lucia and
Suriname but all of these coun-
tries, other than Suriname,
have significantly smaller pop-
ulations than the Bahamas.
Foreign nationals have been
deported from the U.S. in
greater numbers since a deci-
sion was made in 1996 that all
green card holders charged
with crimes were subject to the
penalty.
Describing the U.S. govern-
ment's revised policy in 2007,
Chairman of U.S. House of
Representative's Committee
on Foreign Affairs, Eliot L.
Engel said it "expanded the
range of crimes for which one
could be deported to lesser vio-
lations, vastly scaled back judi-
cial review of deportees' indi-
vidual circumstances, and set
the bar so high that we pre-
vented consideration of a
deportation's excessively harsh
impact on individual families."
Chief Supt Miller and Act-
ing Commissioner Ferguson
noted that the absence of a
support network, home or job
for many deportees who
might often have spent many
years abroad could con-
tribute to the likelihood of
them "resorting to anti-social
activities."
Last week, 41-year-old Hait-
ian-Bahamian Carol Joseph
sent a letter to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs pleading with
the Bahamas government to
"deny" his deportation back to
the Bahamas after he com-
pletes a six-year sentence he is
currently serving in the U.S.
for re-entering that country
after being previously deported
for a criminal offence.
"I have no family, no money,
nowhere to live when I get
back to (the Bahamas). I would
only be a burden to your coun-
try. I just want to stay here (in
the US) with my family," he
said in the letter.
Between 1998 and 2004 the
United States deported more
than 31,000 convicted criminals
to the Caribbean.


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TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2008, PAGE 9


0 In brief

Zimbabwe

sides agree

to power

sharing talks
* HARARE, Zimbabwe
THREE months after the
voting and violence began,
Zimbabwe's embattled Presi-
dent Robert Mugabe and his
bitter opposition rival agreed
Monday to hold talks immedi-
ately about sharing power to
end the country's political cri-
sis, according to Associated
Press.
But the rivals' first joint
appearance in a decade did not
bring relief to Zimbabweans
grappling with the world's
worst inflation. They lined up
outside banks for Monday's
release of a new Zimbabwe
$100 billion note issued by the
central bank an instant hit
with collectors on eBay.
Mugabe and opposition
leader Morgan Tsvangirai
signed the breakthrough deal
agreeing in cautious language
that they have an obligation to
establish a framework of
"working together in an inclu-
sive government."
It commits them to creating a
"genuine, viable, permane-it
and sustainable solution" witin-
in two weeks and calls on par-
ties to "eliminate all forms of
political violence."
The deal, following three
months of state-sponsored elec-
toral violence, was seen as a
victory for the opposition and
was similar in concept to the
pact worked out between rivals
to end ethnic and political vio-
lence in Kenya that killed more
than 1,000 people earlier this
year.
Tsvangirai called it "the first
tentative step toward search-
ing for a solution," adding that
"not finding a solution is not
an option."
Mugabe stressed they must
"chart a new way" and act
without influence from Europe
or the United States a dig
at Tsvangirai, whom he calls a
Western puppet.
An official from Tsvangirai's
party said the talks are to begin
Thursday in South Africa's,cap-,
ital, Pretoria with repre enta-'
tives from both sides. ai t v i
He spoke on condition of
anonymity because he is not
authorized to speak to
reporters.


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By US AMBASSADOR
NED L SIEGEL

NOW is the time for
action on developing
renewable and sustainable
energy. Sky-high oil prices are
straining government and
household budgets throughout
the Western Hemisphere.
There is a growing recognition
among countries that finding
alternatives to fossil fuels isn't
just about being "green" but is
about the imperative to find
long-term energy solutions
that don't leave them at the
mercy of soaring fossil fuel
costs. It is well understood that
unaddressed energy issues can
have a disruptive impact on
economies and democratic
institutions. Caribbean
economies are especially vul-
nerable to shocks of this kind,
making planning and econom-
ic development all the more
difficult.
The leaders of the western
hemisphere are focused on our
shared energy challenge and
are acting to meet it. In fact,
the process of finding practical
alternatives is already under-
way in some countries, as we
have seen with Brazil's shift
to cane-based biofuels for its
transportation sector. And the
Brazilians haven't stopped at
their own borders. In con-
junction with the United
States, Brazil is already work-
ing in the Caribbean to -help
foster sustainable biofuels pro-
duction for local consumption
in the Dominican Republic,
Haitiand St Kitts.
Last year, the Organisation
of American States helped to
ino,spur on efforts in the region
through the "Declaration of
Panama: Energy for Sustain-
able Development." To sup-
port the Panama process and


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT While a Bahama Rock official
believes that real economic success lies in the
expansion of the harbour, there are those who
argue that the welfare of the environment here
on yrand Bahama is by far more important.
Walter Reed, general manger at Bahama
Rock, is convinced that the further develop-
ment of the harbour will jump-start the Grand
Bahama economy and provide thousands of
jobs for Bahamians.
However, concerned residents believe that
the country's second largest marine nursery
system on Grand Bahama could be destroyed if
further expansion along the island's north shore
is approved.
"Grand Bahama's economy is suffering now
and it can suffer worse," said Mr Reed. "People
on the island are looking for something to
jump-start this economy and my belief is that
the harbour is the answer to that."
Mr Reed was speaking at a town meeting
held by Bahama Rock at Eight Mile Rock last
Thursday to inform residents of its proposed
expansion project and hear their concerns.

Excavation
The company, which owned by Martin Mari-
etta Materials, is awaiting approval of an envi-
ronmental impact assessment (EIA) for the
project, which involves the excavation of a 40-
foot draft basin on land across the Warren J
Levarity Highway, near the EMR settlement.
Residents are strongly opposed to the project.
They cited several environmental concerns,
including damage to the fresh water lens, man-
groves, and marine life. They also fear that the
company's blasting will damage their homes.
Bahama Rock, an aggregate manufacturer, is
presently excavating the harbour to make it 16
metres deeper in some places, and 18 in others.
This will allow Super Post Panamax vessels to
berth at the container port.
When completed, the harbour will be the
largest in the region.
Mr Reed stated that there are literally thou-
sands of jobs to be made in the harbour. He
boasted that Bahama Rock's work at the har-
bour has put Grand Bahama five years ahead of
other countries such as Jamaica and Cuba,
which are now trying to develop deep water
harbours at the same depth.
"People are crying for an engine to jump-
start the economy and you are looking at it.
When we finish the harbour there will be hun-


lewable energy





the Caribbean


facilitate the exchange of
information, the United States
is funding four OAS regional
workshops focused on sub-
stantive dialogue on renew-
able energy themes in the
hemisphere.
On July 23, the OAS
Caribbean Regional Sustain-
able Energy High Level Sem-
inar in Nassau, Bahamas will
bring together senior energy
officials and major donors
from the United States,
Europe, and international
financial institutions to discuss
strengthening regional mech-
anisms for the promotion and
implementation of renewable
energy projects. On July 24,
the United States Embassy in
Nassau will host a business
roundtable to bring represen-
tatives from the private sector
with an interest in developing
and deploying renewable ener-
gy technologies into the dia-
logue.
The United States is already
engaged with Caribbean
nations on many fronts to help
ensure a prosperous, democ-
ratic, and secure future for
everyone. In June 2007, Presi-
dent Bush and Secretary Rice
met with Caribbean heads of
government to discuss shared
challenges. At that time, we
agreed upon a policy agenda
that included initiatives in
security, trade, health, educa-
tion, and of course energy.
We pledged to increase co-
operation in energy to achieve
sustainable, secure, and
affordable access to energy for
all our citizens.
For the Caribbean, the larg-
er solution to reducing energy
dependence in the region will
lie in taking advantage of the
range of resources it has in
abundance: wind, solar pow-
er, geothermal and biofuels
inputs. With much higher fos-


from the government official
to the gas station owner.
Events, such as the OAS
Caribbean Regional Sustain-
able Energy High Level Sem-
inar and the US hosted round-
table in Nassau, provide the


sil fuel prices, it is now more
cost effective than ever to use
new technologies that once
were deemed too expensive.
However, to make renew-
able energies a viable eco-
nomic alternative to fossil
fuels, governments will require
the co-operation and techno-
logical expertise of the private
sector, as well as the support
of international partners.
Public-private partnerships
provide unique mechanisms to
make renewable energies
viable economic alternatives.
Expanding the private sector
role allows public agencies to
tap private sector technical,
management, financial
resources and expertise in
direct ways to implement pub-
lic service projects.
In the Caribbean such part-
nerships are already in exis-
tence.
The Caribbean Renewable
Energy, Energy Efficiency,
and Bioenergy Action Pro-
gramme, or CREBAP brings
together governments, region-
al organizations, internation-
al financial institutions, and
donor nations to consider sus-
tainable energy projects com-
ing from private and public
sectors. To create real true
energy security, every element
of society must participate


setting for valuable discussion
among potential partners in
finding solutions to our shared
energy challenges. We look
forward to this week's dia-
logue and to the practical solu-
tions that follow.


dreds and hundred of jobs for your kids
and their kids and their kids after that," he
said.
Bonefishing expert Prescott Smith and con-
cerned GB resident C Allen Johnson said
Grand Bahamians must not sell out the envi-
ronment for few a jobs. They believe the island
should be preserved as it is for generations of
Bahamians to come.
Mr Smith, whose family owns three bone-
fishing lodges, said the Bahamas has the largest
tropical nursery system in the world. He noted
that Grand Bahama has the second largest fish
nursery system in the country.
He believes that project proposed by Bahama
Rock on the north shore could have negative
implications not only for the community of
EMR, but also for marine life.
"Grand Bahama's south side already has
eight places cut straight through the island, and
you have destroyed millions of gallons of fresh
water lens on this island. But, GB has the sec-
ond largest nursery system in the Bahamas,
and north side is where all the mangroves are
that replenish the Little Bahama Bank.
"I came to GB because I am concerned about
you. If the marine resources collapse around
Grand Bahama it could affect the entire
Bahamas," he said.
Mr Smith stressed that Grand Bahama is one
of only four islands in the Bahamas which has a
vast pine forest because of its position in rela-
tion to the prevailing winds from the east south
east.
He said putting salt water in the fresh water
lens would destroy the pine trees.
Mr Smith said that Bahamians must look at
sustainable ways to preserve the environment
for generations of Bahamians to come.
Although Bahama Rock is awaiting approval
on the EIA, Mr Reed said the company hopes
it can start the new project by the first or second
quarter of 2010.
Eight Mile Rock resident Caleb Outten, for-
mer PLP Senator, said while jobs for Bahami-
ans are important, he feels that the environ-
ment is more important.
"I want to warn the workers of Bahama Rock
that there is a possibility that Bahama Rock
might not get the approval from the govern-
ment and GB Port Authority . The 1,000
plus employees of Royal Oasis had no warning.
"Mr Reed has indicated that they are looking
at two years. We appreciate that it is imperative
for you to take bread home to your families.
But when all is said and done, I believe the
environment will be more important because
we want to live in and leave a safe environ-
ment for ourselves, and most importantly for
our kids," he said.


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Mega Malt

Phil Smith

3-on-3 b-ball

tourney starts

next month

* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THE first Mega Malt Phil
Smith 3-on-3 Basketball Tour-
nament attracted some 60 teams
in 1997.
Between August 15-17 at the
Carmichael Road Police Sta-
tion (home of the Pro-Line
Shockers) basketball courts, the
tournament will return for its
second version.
And according to organiser
Frank Rutherford, they are
hoping to double the entries
with competition 1.eing staged
in the 17-and-under and open
divisions as the basketball com-
munity continues to assist the
veteran sportscaster with his
expenses for a kidney trans-
plant.
While the juniors will com-
pete for trophies, there will be a
$1,500 cash prize up for grabs
for the seniors.
"The greater cause for this
event is to help our brother, Phil
Smith, who is ailing with kid-
ney problems and he's about to
have a transplant pretty soon, so
we want to continue to help him
raise funds for his medical
expenses," Rutherford stated.
"It couldn't be at a better
time that we are hosting this
tournament because it's a time
for the sporting community, the
basketball community to give
Phil a helping hand to get him
over this ailment."
Henry "Chicken" Rolle, the
technical co-ordinator for the
tournament, revealed that they
*will use a double elimination
format in both divisions.
Junior players with the poten-
tial will be invited to participate
in Frank Rutherford's elite
Bahamian Educational pro-
gramme in Houston, Texas
where they will get an oppor-
tunity to further their educa-
tion.
"I want to encourage parents
to let their sons come out and
join teams so that I can have
another chance to look at the
young talent," Rutherford said.
"I'm still looking for at least
10 basketball players. I now
have about two, but I still need
another eight to join the pro-
gramme. I want to use this tour-
nament like we did at the
Devard Darling Football Camp
where we found three players."
Rutherford, the first Bahami-
an to win an Olympic medal in
track and field in 2002 in the
men's triple jump in Barcelona,
Spai m, said he's also encourag-
ing all of the senior men whom
he get an opportunity to play
against at the various sites, to
come out and participate in the
tournament.
"I'm going to play. Me and
Chicken and two others will win
this tournament," he said. "So
I'm putting out a challenge. If
you have game, bring it. Bring
your A game and leave the
WNBA game at home."
Interested players can pick
up registration forms from any
gas station or at Thompson
Trading. The forms and a regis-
tration fee can be dropped off at
Thompson Trading.
Other than that, teams can
also register between the hours
of 3-5 pm Friday, August 15
before the action gets started
at 5:30pm and continues 10am
Saturday, August 16.
Mike Evans, a sales repre-
sentative for Thompson Trad-
ing, said they are once again
delighted to assist with the
development of the young peo-
ple in our country as they seek
to get the opportunity to play
overseas.
Rutherford also revealed that
there are plans for at least one
or two players from the Nation-
al Basketball Association
(NBA) to join him as his special
guest at the tournament.
He told Tribune Sports that
there are a number of players
like James Posey who helped
the Boston Celtics knock off the
Los Angeles Lakers for this


year's NIA title and Shaquille
O'Neil of the Phoenix Suns,
who have expressed an interest
in coming to town next month
and will be invited to attend the
tournament .


Athletes on track in Europe


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

With the Beijing Olympic
Games fast approaching,
a number of Bahamian
athletes will be compet-
ing in some additional track and field
meets in Europe.
Today, the stop will be in Stockholm
where at least seven Bahamians will be
in action. The men's 4 x 100m relay team
is also listed on the meet's start list.
In two of the events, at least two
Bahamians will get a chance to compete
in two separate races, but the'highlight
will undoubtedly be between two
Bahamians against two top-ranked ath-


letes from Sweden.
Leevan "Superman" Sands will be'
jumping fifth in the field of six competi-
tors just ahead of hometown favourite
Christian Olsson, who will be making
his return after a brief hiatus.
And world champion Donald Thomas
will have a chance to square off with
hometown favourite Stefan Holm in the
men's high jump.
In the men's 100m, Derrick Atkins
will have his hands full with his Jamaican
counterparts.
Both world record holder Usain Bolt
and former champion Asafa Powell will
run side by side in lanes four and five
with Atkins in sixth.
Atkins upset Powell when he pulled
through behind American Tyson Gay


to snatch the silver at the IAAF World
Championships in Athletics last year in
Osaka, Japan.
It will be the first meeting for the year
for Atkins against both Bolt, whom he
competed against at Carifta, and Powell
at the same time.
Chris "Bay" Brown will run out of
lane three in the men's international A
400 metres behind Americans Kerron
Clement (lane four) and Jeremy Wariner
(lane five) with Canadian Tyler Christo-
pher in lane six.
Andretti Bain, the NCAA champion
who will have a lane in the 400m in Bei-
jing as well, will run out of lane five in
the international B 400. Australian john
Steffensen is in three and American
Calvin Smith Jr is in four.


veteran sprinters Chandra Sturrup
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie are
red in the women's 100m.
urrup, the national record holder,
un in the international A final out of
eight.
nericans Torri Edwards and Muna
are the contenders, running in lanes
e and four respectively.
-rguson-McKenzie, the 2004
npic 200 bronze medalist, is in the
national B race in lane seven with
aican Sheri-Ann Brooks in lane
t. The rest of the field are all Amer-
s, led by Me'Lisa Barber in five.
he Bahamas is also scheduled to
pete in the men's 4 x 100m relay,
to names have been submitted on
tly who will compete.



Bahamas

gets two

bronze

medals

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THE Bahamas picked up a
pair of bronze medals at the
NACAC Under-23 Track and
Field Championships held over
the weekend in Mexico.
The team, coached by Peter
Pratt, got the two medals from
Bianca 'BB' Stuart in the wom-
en's long jump and Jamal
'Marly' Wilson in the men's
high jump.
Stuart, who missed qualify-
ing for the Olympic Games next
month, cleared 20-feet, 103/4-
inches for her third place finish
in the long jump.
It was an American sweep of
the top two medals as Joemi
Maduka took the gold with a
leap of 21-10 1/4 and the silver
went to Natasha Harvey with
her mark of 21-6 1/4.
In the high jump, Wilson
soared 7-4 for his bronze. It was
the same height cleared by St
Lucia's Darvin Edwards, who
was awarded the silver on few-
er knockdowns.
Joe Kindred of the United
States took the gold with his
leap of 7-5 1/4.
With the two medals, the
Bahamas finished tied for 12th
with the Cayman Islands in the
medal count, just behind
Guatemala with four bronze
and ahead of Saint Vincent with
one bronze.
The United States dominated
the meet with 62 medals, inclu-
sive of 28 gold, 26 silver and
eight bronze. Mexico came in
second with 19 and Canada
ended up third with 15.
Jamaica got fourth with 11.
Two other Bahamian athletes
made it to the final in their
respective events.
Lamar Delaney, compelling
in the men's triple jump, had a
best jump of 49-10 3/4 for sixth
place.
The United States got the
gold and silver from Andre
Black (52-2 1/2) and Nkosinza
Balambu (51-9 1/4), while Carl
Morgan, of the Cayman Islands,
clinched the bronze with 51-8
1/2).
Jonathan Davis was the lone
Bahamian to make the final in a
track event. He came in fifth in
the 200i in 21.7S.
American Evander Wells
took the gold in 20.34 with Cruz
Roland Palacios of Hondural
getting the silver in 0.40 and
the bronze going to Canadian
Sam Effah in 20.95.
Davis, however, didn't
advance to the men's 100m final
after he ran 10.80 for fourth
place in the last of three heats
and 10th place overall.
Olympic-bound Ramon
Miller, who is expected to com-
pete on the men's 4 x 400mni
relay in Beijing, turned in a dis-
appointing 48.78 for fifth in heat
one and ninth place overall in
the preliminaries as he just
missed making the final.
The other Bahamian to com-
pete in the meet was Rudon
Bastian, who was ninth in the
men's long jump. He had a best
leap of 22-8 1/2. The team was
scheduled to return home last
night.


MICHAEL Preece, the first Inter-
national Softball Federation Hall of
Famer from Bermuda, passed away
Friday morning following a short ill-
ness.
Preece began umpiring in 1958 and
became ISF certified in 1973, then pro-
ceeded to continue working games for
over 30 more years.
He worked two ISF men's world
championships, one women's, and the


first junior men's/junior women's in
1981.
Preece also umpired in multiple Pan
American Games, a great number of
Pan Am qualifying tournaments, and
several Caribbean Amateur Softball
Tournaments and Central American
and Caribbean Softball Confederation
events.
He is well known among Bahamian
softball officials having umpired here


on many occasions.
At the recent CONPASA Assem-
bly in Venezuela, Preece and Christie
and Dennis Clarke of the Jamaica Soft-
ball Association, discussed reintroduc-
ing the CAST'as an event for junior
players and were to meet in the
Bahamas this August for further dis-
cussions.
Preece was also president of the
Bermuda Softball Association.


NPSA successfully hosts midseason classic


* By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter

DESPITE several shortcom-
ings on the field because of
players being absent and an
ensuing dispute with officials
on the horizon, the New Provi-
dence Softball Association
(NPSA) has successfully hosted
yet another edition of its mid-
season classic.
The President's and Vice
President's squads split the
men's and ladies' games over
the All-star Weekend at the
Blue Hills Sporting Complex.
In the ladies' game, a total of
six players failed to suit up as
three roster spots from each
side were filled by non-NPSA
registered players from the
BGDSA.
The Vice President's team,
skippered by Proper Care man-
ager Stephen "Bishop" Bene-
by, blew away the Presidents


team, led by Boomer George
manager Gary Super Johnson,
20-3.
The Swingers centerfielder
Lathiera Brown carted away the
MVP honours for the Vice
President's side, getting the best
of her regular season manager.
Brown blasted a pair of home
runs on the night and finished 3-
5, scored three runs and col-
lected four RBIs.
Catcher Donette Edwards
also had an MVP worthy per-
formance as she went 4-5 with
two runs scored and three RBIs.
The Vice President's team
hammered out 20 hits en route
to the lopsided victory.
They began the scoring flurry
early on with two runs in the
first, added another in the sec-
ond and exploded for nine in
the third. Heading into the sixth
inning, the Vice Presidents held
a 16-0 lead before The Presi-
dent's team scored their three


run total all in the bottom half
of the inning. Alex Taylor went
the distance for the win while
Desiree Coakley was tagged
with the loss.
In the men's feature, the
President's were able to get the
upper hand, thanks to a late
sixth inning rally, for the 4-3
win.
The Presidents, managed by
D's Truckers skipper, Perry
Seymour, took advantage of
errant pitching and fielding
errors to overcome a 3-2 deficit
in the sixth.
Vice President's batters Dar-
ren Mortimer, Linton Delaney,
Rashad Seymour and Elkino
King were all hit by pitchers,
bringing Mortimer home for the
game tying run.
Shortly thereafter, Delaney
scored on a pass ball for the go
ahead run.
New Breed's Alcott Forbes
was named the game's MVP,


and like Brown in the ladies
game, got the better of his reg-
ular season manager, Martin
"Pork" Burrows.
Forbes pitched a five hitter,
struck out five and went the dis-
tance for the win. He was also a
force at the plate as he drove
home the first run of the game
when his RBI single scored
Mortimer.
The Vice President's scored
the equalizer in the second
when Byron Ferguson safely
plated Stephen Duncombe and
went ahead by scoring a pair of
runs in the top of the third.
Offensively for the Pi esiden-
t's, Devaughn Wong went 2-2
with one RBI, while Mortimer
was 1-3 with two runs scored.
For the Vice President's side,
Richard Bain was 2-4, collecting
two of the team's five hits.
Forbes recorded the win
while Eugene Pratt was tagged
with the loss.


Cricket: Titans defeat Paradise by 61 runs


THE trounce Titans defeated Scotiabank
Paradise by 61 runs at Windsor Park on
Saturday.
, The Titans batted first and scored 200
runs with high scores from Shanaka Per-
era with 44 and Subba Rao, 39.
Bowling for Scotiabank Paradise, veteran
Gary Armstrong took four wickets and
Brent Fullerton took two wickets.
Paradise was bowled out for 139 runs
and Dr Mark Butler top scored with 21


runs. The Titans' top bowlers were Gir-
janand Ganpat and Sheik Bashir who took
three wickets each.


fr
te
er
so
la


203 runs for the loss of five wickets.
The top batsmen were Robert Campbell
with 59 runs and Wayne Patrick with 52


* T e youtntul Police team, witn players runs.
om the Bahamas' under-15 and under-19 Mark Taylor took two wickets for the
*ams, trounced the struggling T-Bird Fly- Police. The Police scored 206 runs for the
rs, who are winless so far during the sea- loss of five wickets.
)n. Greg Taylor, 74 runs, Mark Taylor, 35
The Flyers were penalized 11 overs for runs, and Rudolph Fox, 32 runs not out,
te arrival, were the top scorers. Bowling for the Flyers,
In their remaining 29 overs they scored Andrew Nash took four wickets.


Softball legend passes away


MICHAEL PREECE (right) is seen with Greg Christie, past president of the Bahamas Softball Federation and ISF Hall of Famer, at his (June)
induction ceremony into the Hall of Fame...









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PAGE 12, TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2008


SPORTS


Harrington savors four-stroke




victory, reclaims the claret jug


* By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP National Writer

SOUTHPORT, England
(AP) Padraig Harrington
and Greg Norman strolled away
from the 18th green at Royal
Birkdale, all even at two major
championships apiece.
Then, they headed off in dif-
ferent directions.
Harrington had to reclaim the
claret jug and ponder his grow-
ing stature within the sport.
He's gone back-to-back in the
British Open, but doesn't intend
to stop there.
"I didn't realize I'd get anoth-
er major so quickly," the Irish-
man said Sunday evening,
savoring a four-stroke victory
in golf's oldest championship.
But, he was quick to add, "I
was confident it would happen
again."
Norman never saw this one
coming. At 53, he got an
improbable chance to rekindle
the glory that supposedly passed
him by years ago. Now, he can
get back to his honeymoon with
tennis great Chris Evert.
Of course, it sure would have
been nice to rewrite the ending
to his underachieving legacy.
"I can walk away from here
being disappointed," Norman
said, having shot a 7-over 77 to
toss away a two-shot lead in the
final round. "But I can walk
away from here with my head
held high."
While Norman was fading
away, Harrington smashed a
pair of fairway metals into the
par 5s that carried him to a 32
on the back nine of blustery
- Royal Birkdale and made him
Europe's first player in more
than a century to win the Open
two years in a row.
"Obviously, winning a major
puts you in a special club," said
Harrington,. who closed like a
champion with a 69 to win by
four shots over Ian Poulter, with
Norman another stroke back.
"Winning two of them puts you
in a new club altogether."
Harrington moved up to No.
3 in.the world rankings, his
highest spot, trailing only Tiger
Woods and Phil Mickelson. It's
lofty company, but he doesn't
feel out of place.
One of the hardest workers
on tour, he's crafted a schedule
that focuses mainly on the
majors. He'd like to contend in
half of those each year, "Then
all you need to do is maybe hit
one out of four of those and
you're winning one every sec-
ond year. That's a pretty high
rate for us mere mortals."
By mere mortals, Harrington
was referring to everyone not


PADRAIG HARRINGTON, of Ireland, kisses and raises the trophy as he
celebrates winning the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Birk-
dale golf course in Southport, England, on Sunday...


named Tiger. Woods, who sat
out the Open to recover from
knee surgery, is in a league of
his own. But the likable Irish-
man is sure feeling more confi-
dent about his place in the sec-
ond flight.
"I've matured as a player,"
Harrington said. "I trust my
game more, and I definitely
have more confidence in my
swiuig:"" .
Playing in the final group with
Norman. Hariingtoin certainly
understood the significance of
what the Shark was trying to
accomplish. He won the Open
twice in his prime, at Turnberry
in 1986 and Royal St George's
in '93, but it had been a decade
since his last victory. He would
have easily been the oldest
major winner, besting the
record set by 48-year-old Julius
Boros at the 1968 PGA Cham-
pionship.
Throw into the mix that Nor-
man is best remembered as the
worst closer in major tourna-
ment history, a player of enor-
mous talent who never figured
out how to finish things off.


Sunday was the eighth time he's
gone to the final round with a
lead.
He's now 1-7.
"1 did say to him coming
down 18 that I was sorry it was-
n't his story that was going to be
told," Harrington said. "But I
wanted to win myself. In this
game, you have to take your
chances when you gejt them."
Playing

Especially when you're play-
ing with an ailing wrist and
weren't even sure you'd be able
to finish the tournament, much
less win it.
Harrington shook off the pain
from a practice mishap the pre-
vious weekend and came
through with the shot of his life
at the par-5 17th. After teeing
off with a 5-wood, he was still
249 yards from the hole. He
could have played it safe, but
that might have given Norman
- still clinging to hope the
possibility of a two-shot swing
with an eagle.
Harrington again went with


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the 5-wood, his favourite club in
the bag, and took aim at a funky
green that looks as if it might
have been borrowed from a
putt-putt course. He rocketed
a low shot that stayed below the
howling gusts, the ball skidding
onto the green and rolling right
up next to the flag. All he had
to do was knock in a 5-foot putt
for an eagle of his own.
Game, set, match.
That left Harrington with a
nice, leisurely stroll up the 18th
green a striking contrast to
his nerve-racking walk on the
72nd hole a year ago at
Carnoustie, where he dunked
two balls in the Barry Burn and
set himself up to join Jean Van
de Velde in the chokers hall of
fame.
But Sergio Garcia missed a
10-foot putt for the win. Har-
rington got another chance in
a playoff. And it was Harring-
ton, not the Spaniard, who
walked off with his first major
title.
At Royal Birkdale, Harring-
ton had no such worries.
"It's always nice to know you


have no more work to do, it's all
finished," Harrington said.
"There's no more comfortable
feeling and more pleasurable
feeling than having a four-shot
lead and knowing nothing can
go wrong."
Everything went wrong for
Norman, who started his round
with three straight bogeys. Still,
he managed to make the turn
with a one-shot lead, taking
advantage when Harrington
bogeyed seven, eight and nine.
But there was never any
sense the Shark could actually
pull it off. He was spraying his
ball all over the course, hitting
as many shots out of the prick-
ly rough as he did off the fair-
way.
Harrington steadied himself
and played brilliantly on the
back nine. Norman kept making
bogeys and gave the lead right
back. The only other serious
contender was Poulter, the Eng-
lishman with the unique tastes
in grooming and fashion.
With his spiked hair and
peach-coloured pants, he actu-
ally claimed a share of the lead


II


Johnson wins US Bank Championship


RICHARD S JOHNSON, of Sweden, hits a drive on the 15th ho!l during the final round of US Bank Championship golf tournament
on Sunday in Milwaukee. Johnson finished the tournament 16-undei 264 to win by one stroke. (INSET) Johnson holding up the
winning trophy...


MILWAUKEE (AP) Richard S
Johnson knows winning the US Bank
Championship will change his life.
Johnson just isn't sure how big a dif-
ference it will make to become the
sixth Swedish winner on the PGA Tour
and seventh first time winner this sea-
son.
"Well, I don't know, ask me next
year," Johnson said Sunday when
asked what it meant after he fired a 6-
under 64 to beat Ken Duke by a stroke
for his first Tour victory.
Johnson is aware, however, that he is
much richer. After having struggled
all season on tour to make less than
$50,000, the $720,000 first prize will
come in handy.
"You know, I'm probably like every
other person, I got a mortgage to pay
off as well, so that probably will happen
a little bit," Johnson said.
Johnson birdied three of his last four
holes to finish at 16-under on the 6,759-
yard Brown Deer Park Golf Course.
The key birdies were when he sank a
putt of about a dozen feet on the par-
4 17th hole to break away from a tie
with Duke at 14 under and his short
putt of less than two feet for birdie on
the par-5 18th.
The final birdie was set up by a great
second shot to reach the green.
"I hit a three wood just straight at
the pin and it rolled up to 20 feet and I
two-putted for birdie," he said.
That final birdie was vital to victory
because Duke, playing in his three-
some, also birdied the final hole.
Duke, who shot a 5-under 65, man-
aged to birdie the hole even though
his second shot landed in a greenside
bunker. Although Duke was disap-
pointed he failed to get his own first
tour victory, he felt good that he bat-
tled Johnson to the end.
"He played good," Duke said. "I
holed a couple of putts on him early,
but he holed a couple back on me. I
had a great week. Shoot 5-under on
Sunday and just get beat by one. You
got to take your hat off to him."


Dean Wilson (65), Chad CarApbell
(65) and Chris Riley (66) tied for third
at 13-under.
Kenny Perry closed with a 64 to get
to 12 under and finish tied for sixth. He
had been criticized for skipping the
British Open to play here after win-
ning three of his last five tournaments,
including last week's John Deere Clas-
sic.
Perry had chosen to play in Milwau-
kee because he felt he had the best
chance of picking up points so he can
make this year's Ryder Cup team,
which will be played in his native Ken-
tucky. He said his finish vindicated that
decision.
"I accomplished my goal," Perry
said. "I wanted to top-10 it. I told my
people, I told my friends, I said, 'If I
can just go there and have a good top
10, I've accomplished my mission.'"
Johnson started the day at 10 under,
a shot back of third-round leaders
Gavin Coles and Nick Flanagan. The
two Australians shot even-par 70 to
finish tied for llth.
The Swedish golfer struggled early
with bogeys on two of his first four
holes but made the turn only one shot
back of Matteson, Duke and Camp-
bell, who were all at 12 under.
His day turned around after a bad
shot on the par-5 sixth hole. After hit-
ting his tee shot in the rough, his sec-
ond shot hit a tree and stayed in the
rough. His next shot, however, found
the green and he made a 15-footer for
birdie.
"Then all of a sudden (I) just went,
'Okay, I can do this.' From there on I
played unbelievable," he said.
.He birdied the next hole. a par 3,
and got two more to start the back
nine and begin his run to victory.
When it was over, Johnson was not
as much excited as quietly satisfied
with his victory.
"I mean, we all know that we're all
good enough out here that we can
win," he said. "I mean, it's really neat
to be able to pull it off."


TRIBUN SPORT


Eaks


wins


golf


tourney

BLAINE, Minn. (AP)
R W Eaks found a pre-
sent in his locker before
Friday's opening round of
the Champions Tour 3M
Championship.
His new putter helped
him win the tournament in
record fashion.
Eaks shot a final round
7-under 65 Sunday, post-
ing the lowest score in the
tournament's 16-year his-
tory. His 54-hole total of
193 was four shots better
than Ed Dougherty's fin-
ish in 2000. His total is the
fourth-lowest score in the
tour's 29-year history.
"I never dreamed I
could shoot that low," said
Eaks, who finished at 23
under. "I've had a chance
to get in the 20s a couple
of times and just could
never get there."
'I ddidr't think you could
go that low," said Bern-
hard Langer, who tied
Gary Hallberg for second
at 17-under 199.
Eaks began the week
tied for 18th in putting on
tour. Now he is up to
eighth at 1.748 putts per
hole. He made 25 of 27
putts inside 10 feet.
"The company I've been
using their putter for the
last two, two and-a-half
years now called my son
Thursday and said we
think he hasn't been play-
ing well because he misses
his putters too much,"
Eaks said.


with a dramatic birdie putt at
16, sparking a roar from the
home fans that could be heard
all the way to Liverpool. But
Poulter three-putted for par at
17 to finish off his hopes, espe-
cially when Harrington played
the last six holes at 4 under.
"I've done my best, and it
hasn't been quite good
enough," Poulter said. "But I'll
be back for lots more of this.
It's a nice roller-coaster ride."
Norman sounds as though
he'll be getting off it now. Mar-
ried to Evert less than a month,
he's enjoying a more balanced
life that mixes in a little golf
with a lot of everything else.
Even though his third-place
finish gives him a spot at the
2009 Masters, he's not commit-
ted to taking it.
"Time out, OK?" Norman
said. "I've got a lot of water to
go over the dam to get to that."


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TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2008, PAGE 13


TRIBUNE SPORTS


SPORTS


Officers, marines s


.ow off


their 'athletic prowess'


LEADING Woman Marine
Maryann Fowler proved that with a
lot of practice and determination, age
is nothing but a number. The 21-year
veteran took the coveted best overall
female athlete award at the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force Track and
Field competition at Thomas A Robin-
son stadium.
Under a warm and sunny afternoon,
the officers and marines took to the
tracks to showcase their athletic
prowess.
Dignitaries attending the event
included Tommy Turnquest, minister
of national security, Royal Bahamas
Defense Force Commodore Clifford
Scavella and other senior RBDF offi-
cers.
The athletes were formed into four
teams, namely Alpha, Bravo, Charlie
and Delta. Delta dominated the over-
all event for the fifth time in six years
with a total of 319 points, followed by
Charlie, Bravo and Alpha in succeed-
ing order.
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the Charlie Team was voted most out-
standing male athlete for the event.
Fowler, also a member of the Char-
lie team placed first in the 100m, 200m
and long jump categories, and was also


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a member of the 4 x 100m female relay
team which placed second overall.
Gibson was victorious in the 100m,
200m and the high jump events, and
was also a member of the winning 4 x
100m male team.
The event also belonged to the chil-
dren of the members of the RBDF.
The children, whose ages ranged from
five to 13, ran in special races geared
just for them.
Parents, athletes and spectators all
cheered them on as they ran the races
with pride and determination. There
were also special races for the officers
and marines in different weight classes.
"The night was successful and excit-
ing", said Lieutenant Commander
Michael Clarke, RBDF sporting offi-
cer.
"The support was of a high magni-
tude among the officers and marines,
with a great family atmosphere. We
definitely look forward to continue
having bigger and better track and field
events in the future".


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IN THIS December 30, 2007 file photo, Miami Dolphins defensive end
JasonTaylor waves as he leaves the field following the Dolphins' 38-25
loss to Cincinnati Bengals during a game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.
The Washington Redskins gave the Dolphins a second-round pick in
2009 and a sixth-round choice in 2010 for Taylor, who is leaving the
only NFL team he has known.


Dolphins trade Taylor to Redskins


* By HOWARD FENDRICH
AP Sports Writer

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -
The trade Jason Taylor and the
Miami Dolphins sought for
months came together quickly
once the Washington Redskins
suddenly found themselves
needing a defensive end.
With that, the Taylor soap
opera in Miami was over.
On Sunday, the Redskins
gave the Dolphins a second-
round pick in 2009 and a sixth-
round choice in 2010 for Taylor,
who is leaving the only NFL
team he's known. The deal
came about nine hours after
starting defensive end Phillip
Daniels was carted away from
the practice" field at Redskins
Park with a season-ending left
knee injury on Day 1 of training
camp.
Taylor, a six-time Pro Bowl
defensive end, fell out of favour
in the new Bill Parcells regime
in Miami after spending his off-
season on TV's "Dancing With
the Stars" rather than working
out with teammates.
Taylor was expected to report
to the Redskins on Monday,
when he'll meet team owner
Dan Snyder and undergo a
physical.
"We're fortunate there was a
guy that caliber on the market
when somebody got hurt,"
executive vice president Vinny
Cerrato said. "Normally, in
most years, there's not a guy of
that caliber on the market."
The 33-year-old Taylor
played 11 seasons in Miami, and
he started every game each of
the past eight years. He was the
2006 NFL Defensive Player of
the Year.
"I love Miami (and) will
always cherish my 11 years with


IN THIS November 11, 2007 file photo, Miami Dolphins defensive end
Jason Taylor (99) stops Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch (23)
for no gain during their football game in Miami... ,


the Dolphins," Taylor said in a
statement. "Having said that,
I'm looking forward to meeting
with Mr Snyder and getting to
know my new coaches and
teammates. I'm just proud to
be representing our nation's
capital as a Redskin."
Taylor had 11 sacks during
the 2007 season, giving him 117
for his career. He wants to pur-
sue an acting career, but his
agent, Gary Wichard, said it's
possible Taylor will play beyond
the coming season.
"He's excited about going to
Washington he wanted an
opportunity to compete in the
playoffs in 2008," Wichard said.
"At the same time, this is the
end of his years with the Dol-
phins, so it's kind of bitter-
sweet."
Parcells, the Dolphins' exec-
utive vice president of football
operations, fumed this offsea-
son as Taylor focused on non-
football interests rather than
working out in South Florida.


Taylor finished second to
Kristi Yamaguchi in this year's
"Dancing With the Stars" com-
petition in Los Angeles, and as
he became a TV celebrity, his
feud with Parcells escalated. At
one point Taylor said he was
unhappy he had spoken "prob-
ably less than a minute each"
with Parcells and new general
manager Jeff Ireland some-
thing the player perceived as a
sort of silent treatment.
In mid-May, Dolphins coach
Tony Sparano made a cryptic
announcement that Taylor was-
n't expected to take part in any
team activities through training
camp. That signaled the Dol-
phins were intent on making a
trade especially because in
April, they had drafted two
potential replacements for Tay-
lor: Clemson's Phillip Merling in
the second round, and Hamp-
ton's Kendall Langford in the
third round.
The Dolphins released state--
ments from Ireland and owner


Wayne Huizenga thanking Tay-
lor for his contributions. There
was no comment from Parcells.
"Ever since he joined the
team as a rookie, he has been
outstanding on the field and a
leader in our community,"
Huizenga said. "Whether it was
his intensity between the lines
or his commitment to his chari-
table works, he made a lasting
impact here."
If the trade had not been
made, Wichard said, Taylor
planned to report to the Dol-
phins before their camp starts
Saturday. There had been spec-
ulation Taylor might hold out.
Last season, he was chosen
NFL Man of the Year and was
the lone Pro Bowl player for a
Dolphins team that went 1-15.
His departure is the latest move
in a major roster shakeup.
Zach Thomas, the other
anchor of the Dolphins' defense
over the past decade, was
released in February and signed
with the Dallas Cowboys -
meaning he and Taylor, who
are brothers-in-law, go from
being teammates to being mem-
bers of NFC East rivals.
In Miami, Taylor played pri-
marily at right end, but Cerrato
said Washington will move him
to the left side, where Daniels
was the starter. Andre Carter
plays right defensive end for the
Redskins.
Daniels tore a left knee liga-
ment on the initial play of 7-on-
7 offense vs. defense drills. He
stayed down on the turf for sev-
eral minutes before being taken
away on a cart, a towel draped
over his head. He's expected to
have surgery Friday.

AP Sports Writer Steven
Wine in Miami contributed to
this report.


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Court silences

Pakistan nuclear

scientist
* ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
A COURT silenced the
disgraced architect of Pak-
istan's atomic weapons pro-
gram on Monday, weeks
after he implicated President
Pervez Musharraf in the
delivery of nuclear technolo-
gy to North Korea, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
Abdul Qadeer Khan's wife
said the scientist may appeal
the ruling, which bars him
from speaking about nuclear
proliferation and could end
his role in throwing more
light on Pakistan's murky
record of spreading nuclear
know-how.
Khan has been kept under
de facto house arrest in the
Pakistani capital since 2004,
when he took sole responsi-
bility for leaking atomic
secrets to countries including
Iran and Libya.
However, he recently
began agitating for an end to
his confinement, disowning
his confession in media inter-
views and saying the army
had known all about at least
one act of proliferation in
2000 a claim swiftly denied
by Musharraf, who was then
chief of the armed forces.
The Islamabad High
Court, ruling Monday on a
petition filed by Khan's
lawyer, said the 72-year-old
must be allowed to meet
close friends and relatives
subject to security clearance.
But Presiding Judge Sar-
dar Mohammed Aslam also
said that Khan "will not con-
vey, transmit, relay any com-
ment or give interview to any
channel, news reporter, print
or electronic media, in any
manner whatsoever in
respect of issue of prolifera-
tion."
In a written order, Aslam
also banned Khan from dis-
cussing proliferation with
family or friends.
Contacted by cell phone,
Khan's wife said she and her
husband were disappointed.
Hendrina Khan said her
husband viewed the ruling as
a blanket ban on speaking to
reporters.
She predicted that the rul-
ing would bring Khan no
greater freedom because
intelligence agents watching
over Khan could "refuse
anything on security
grounds."
At present, only six "old
friends" as well as Khan's son
and daughter were on a list of
people allowed to visit him,
she said.
Officials insist Khan is not
formally under house arrest,
but that restrictions are need-
ed for his own safety and to
prevent others from tapping
his knowledge of state
secrets.
A government lawyer
appeared pleased with the
ruling and suggested it could
blunt growing calls for the
release of Khan,.a hero to
many Pakistanis for making it
the Muslim world's only
nuclear power.
"The court has certainly
given tangible relief to Dr.
Qadeer, and that is reflect-
ing the aspiration of the peo-
ple of Pakistan," Ahmer Bilal
Sufi said.


Worse may come for epic





lines at Tijuana crossing


* TIJUANA, Mexico
IT LOOKS like any South-
ern California traffic jam -
except you can buy a cappucci-
no and a 4-foot statue of Jesus
from your car while watching
dogs sniff vehicles for drugs.
This is the U.S.-Mexico bor-
der's most congested crossing;
where local residents say
already epic lines into San
Diego have grown even longer
since January, when the U:S.
began phasing out a long-stand-
ing practice of allowing people
they believed to be American
citizens to enter by simply stat-
ing their citizenship, according
to Associated Press.
Border guards now require
most crossers to present a U.S.
passport or other proof of citi-
zenship, such as a birth certifi-
cate though they are still
permitted to exercise their own
judgment in order to keep lines
moving. As always, Mexican
citizens and other foreign
nationals must show valid
immigration documents to
enter.
Still longer waits may be
coming for people trying to get
to jobs, homes, in-laws and
weekend hangouts are scat-
tered across both halves of the
border's largest metropolis.
As of next June, all U.S. citi-
zens will have to present a pass-
port or security-enhanced card,
much like an electronic toll tag,
to cross or risk being waved
out of line for a rigorous secu-
rity check.

Data
More than half the 21 million
cars crossing from Tijuana each
year wait 90 minutes or more,
with a fourth stuck for more
than two hours, according to
survey data collected before the
January rule change and pub-
lished this month by Tijuana's
College of the Northern Fron-
tier.
At the crossing from Ciudad
Juarez to El Paso, Texas, the
second most congested border
point, only 13 percent of the 16
million cars going north each
year wait longer than two
hours, it said.
The border crossing at Lare-
do, Texas, draws more com-
mercial truck traffic. But larger
and wealthier San Diego has
one of the world's largest cross-
border flows of people, with
more than 130,000 heading
north each day through the San
Ysidro crossing and nearby
Otay Mesa, opened in 1985.
Local officials estimate the
long waits cost businesses in
Tijuana and San Diego a com-
bined $7.2 billion last year, in
losses due to delayed freight,
discouraged shoppers and work
hours spent in line.
Still, the bottleneck has
proved alluring for vendors,
and the Mexican side of the
crossing bustles with commerce
- legal and otherwise.
"The saddle is real leather!"
said street vendor Elias Sego-
viano, 29, waving a toy horse
at a reluctant buyer queued up
at the San Ysidro crossing. His
pitch continued right up to the
yellow stripe on the pavement
marking U.S. territory.


MOTORISTS LINE up to cross the border into the US from Tijuana as they wait at the US Customs and Border.protection port of entry in San
Ysidro,Thursday, July 17, 2008. More than half the 21 million cars crossing from Tijuana to San Diego each year wait in lines of 90 minutes or
more, with 26 percent waiting more than 2 hours, according to a recent survey. The delays cost both cities an estimated $7.2 billion in 2007, while
supporting a small army of Tijuana vendors that sell everything from cappucinos to cruficixes to commuters stuck in line.


Just over the boundary, Cus-
toms and Border Patrol dogs
working the same lane earlier
that day found some 90 pounds
of marijuana packed inside the
tires of a Chevrolet van, part
of the daily battle to keep ille-
gal people and drugs out of the
U.S.
Regular crossers hardly blink
at the show. Vicky Hernandez,
23, plucloed her eyebrows on
the way to work at a San Diego
accounting firm.
Marine repairman Luis Men-
doza, text-messaging his wife
as he sat behind the wheel, said
he sometimes sleeps overnight
in his clients' boats to skip the
border wait.
Both Hernandez and Men-
doza are U.S. citizens. But like
many among the San Diego-
Tijuana area's 5 million resi-
dents, they put up with the wait
so they can keep their U.S. jobs
while staying close to family
and avoiding California's high
rents.
"My dad's retired already, so
he can't afford rent over there
anymore," said Hernandez,
who grew up north of the bor-
der in Imperial Beach.
"I was planning on moving
back by myself, but I was look-
ing at apartments for like
$1,000 a month, and that's
$1,000 a month I can save."
Before the Sept. 11 attack on
the U.S., border waits some-
times reached an hour at San
Ysidro. Today's considerably
longer lines will likely get worse
before they get better.
Planing for a $577 million
U.S. expansion of the San
Ysidro port of entry is under
way, with the current 24 lanes
to get an additional six by 2014
along with a double-stack
checkpoint system think
checkout lanes at Target. How-
ever, Tijuana has yet to come
up with the money to build


matching lanes on its side of
the border.
San Diego-area governments
also want to build a third bor-
der crossing east of the Otay
Mesa port that would be
paid for by a toll, to avoid the
long wait for U.S. federal mon-
ey. But the project is still only a
proposal. Tijuana would have
to bulldoze a squatters' neigh-
borhood along the fence to
clear the proposed path.
For now, the border's out-
dated infrastructure the San
Ysidro port has not grown since
it opened in 1974 can only
groan under the traffic.
"Once we open all these
lanes, that's it.
"We're not going go any
faster processing vehicles.
"We're not going to allow
terrorists to come into this
country because of the pressure
of the wait time," the San
Ysidro Port director, Oscar
Preciado, said, talking over the
rumble of thousands of idling
cars and trucks.

Marijuana
Officers at San Ysidro and
Otay Mesa now seize more
than 40 percent of the marijua-
na, cocaine and heroin and
nearly 80 percent of the
methamphetamine captured at
U.S.-Mexico border crossings.
They also catch an average
of more than 100 illegal immi-
grants each day some so des-
perate to cross they now hide
'under car hoods, squeezed in
with the engine block.
Border officials say they
expect to see even more illegal
immigrants and drug cargos at
the. official crossings because
the U.S. border fence is being
expanded and fortified in areas
now commonly used for smug-
gling.


Dr. Gustavo del Castillo,
author of the wait times study,
said the delays are a far cry
from the "seamless border"
once trumpeted by the 1994
North American Free Trade
Agreement.
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that's beginning to look like
East and West Germany, with
razor wire and multiple gates.
Mexicans are sort of at a loss,
wondering, 'What is happen-
ing?' And that's especially the
case for those who are used to
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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Business Editor
THE Cotton Bay resort
project has been placed
"into a holding pattern"
with some $35 million
invested into its construc-
tion already, its chairman
confirmed yesterday,
adding that it was cur-
rently "unwise" to build
and open a Bahamas-
based hotel due to the
global economic malaise.
Franklyn Wilson said
that to date he and the
other Eleuthera Proper-
ties investors had spent
$35 million in getting con-
struction work on Cotton
Bay's clubhouse and 25
villas (featuring 52 total
rooms) "beyond 50 per
cent" complete.
He added: "We're basi-
cally in a holding pattern.
We're still doing some
work there, and keeping
construction going at a
minimal pace. Part of
that's to do with securing
the property against hur-
ricanes and other events.
"It is unwise to open a
hotel in the Bahamas in


* 'Minimal construction'
ongoing at Cotton Bay,
with $35m spent to date
* Bahamian developer
says 'unwise' to open
hotel in current
economic climate
* 'You can hardly give
away lots', with foreign
real estate buyer market
having collapsed
this climate. We're not
going to try and open the
[Cotton Bay] hotel before
Thanksgiving 2009."
In common with multi-
ple other mixed-use resort
projects throughout the
Bahamas, Mr Wilson said
Cotton Bay had felt the
full impact of the US eco.-
nomic downturn, in par-
ticular the financial sys-
tem's credit/liquidity
crunch.
This had made it almost
impossible for any
remaining purchasers of
real estate in these devel-

SEE page 4B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Business Editor
THE Bahamas Property
Fund, the BISX-listed real
estate investment trust (REIT),
is "in the final throes" of decid-
ing whether to purchase a third
property, its administrator yes-
terday saying that the nature of
its holdings and clients meant
the economic climate was hav-
ing no "short-term" impact on
its business.
Michael Anderson, RoyalFi-,
delity Merchant Bank & Trust's
president, said the Bahamas
Property Fund's Board of
Directors had chosen not to
declare a dividend to share-
holders at June-end in order to
conserve capital and cash flow
for the impending purchase.
"We'retactually in the final
throes of a decision on a prop-
erty," Mr Anderson said. "I
can't tell you what it is. I need
the Board to approve it, and
hope to have that shortly.
"The Bahamas Property
Fund paid no dividend at the
end of June, as the directors
said that if we had alternative
opportunities, such as buying a
property, we should withhold


Vacant space in Bahamas
Financial Centre acting as
potential $500,000 drag
on current results

the dividend in favour of build-
ing the real.estate base."
Meanwhile, Mr Anderson
said the Bahamas Property
Fund's two existing properties -
the Bahamas Financial Centre
in downtown Nassau, and the
One Marina Drive property on
Paradise Island had not been
impacted by the Bahamas' eco-
nomic slowdown to date.
Commercial property is
among the sectors most likely
to suffer during an economic
downturn, with space in malls
and other developments
increasingly becoming vacant
as tenants go out of business,
while there is also downward
pressure on leases/rents.
Yet Mr Anderson said the,
nature of the Bahamas Proper-
ty Fund's investments ensured
they were relatively downturn-
proof.

SEE page 4B


Wilson: Sunshine




to delay IPO plan


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Directors of Sun-
shine Holdings,
the parent com-
pany for
Arawak Homes
and a host of other businesses,
have decided to delay any move
to take the company public
because it is "not the right time
to come to the market", its
chairman told Tribune Business
yesterday.
Franklyn Wilson said that
while Sunshine Holdings' Board
of Directors had been assessing
whether to take the group pub-
lic via an initial public offering
(IPO), as revealed by Tribune
Business in April this year, the
economic downturn and impact
on investor confidence had
resulted in these plans being
deferred.
"It's unlikely we will be as
aggressive as we had contem-


* Going public idea for Arawak Homes parent 'not abandoned',
but 'time is not right' to come to market with public offering
* Chairman hopes economic sentiment, will change
with Kerzner timeshare announcement 'soon'
* Economic upturn in 2009 second half 'best case
scenario' with long-range forecasts a 'fool's paradise'


plated," Mr Wilson said. "This
economic climate, it's too uncer-
tain.
"This does not appear to be
the right time to come to the
market with an IPO. We're not
abandoning the idea, but we
have to wait and see what hap-
pens."
Sunshine Holdings' directors
had been looking to make a
decision on whether to launch
an IPO, giving Bahamian retail
and institutional shareholders


an opportunity to buy shares in
the group, before this month.
This was because July was the
financial year-end for the com-
pany, and the audited financial
statements for the previous 12
months, when completed,
would have formed the basis of
financial information disclosed
to investors in any offering
memorandum had the IPO

SEE page 5B


* By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
KELLY'S Home Centre saw a sales decline
for "the first time in goodness knows how long"
during the months of June and.July 2008, Tri-
bune Business confirmed yesterday, the company
blaming the Worldwide and Bahamian economic
downturn for the decline.
Susan Glinton, Kelly's Home Centre's head
buyer, told Tribune Business yesterday that the
company was not overly concerned about the
drop in sales, as it was just a reflection of what was
happening in the retail industry across the world.
She added that the decline was not significant.
"This is actually the first time in goodness
knows how long that we have had a drop, and
really When you look at what is happening around
the world it is not surprising The whole world is
experiencing a downturn," she said.


1


Ms Glinton said that when persons have limit-
ed disposable income, they become very selective
in what they purchase.
"So they will purchase those items which are
absolutely necessary, and will be less likely to
purchase items that they may justlike or want,"- .
she added.
Bearing this in mind, Ms Glinton said Kelly's
Home Centre was being very careful in its buying
to ensure that it had goods in stock at a reason-
able price point, as now was not the time to pur-
chase expensive products.
Looking ahead, she said Kelly's Home Centre
was hopeful that next's month Back-to-School
rush will provide a sales catalyst.
"Yes, we are hoping that we have a very good
Back-to-School season," Ms Glinton said.
"That is always a very good period for us, as
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BANK 'of The Bahamas
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the best bank in the Bahamas
for a second time by a leading
European financial publication.
At a gala ceremony in Lon-
don that brought together influ-
ential leaders.in financial ser-
vices from around the globe,
prestigious Euromoney maga-
zine presented Bank of The
Bahamas' managing director,
Paul' McWeeney, with its
Award for Excellence on July
10.
Held annually since 1992, the
awards based on outstanding
performance, quality service,
innovation and momentum sin-
gle out the outstanding institu-
tions in the world's financial ser-
vices industry.
"It's a great honour for a rel-
atively small and very young
Bank of The Bahamas to be
honoured among the world's
most powerful financial institu-
tions," said Mr McWeeney.
"Bank of The Bahamas was
only born in 1988, and to stand
among the giants of this indus-
try as the best bank in the coun-
try is truly an inspiring experi-
ence.
"We thank Euromoney for
honouring us again and pledge
to continue to do all we can to
deserve that privilege. I accept
this award on behalf of the staff
of the bank and thank them for
their continued hard work and
dedication in making this sec-
ond win possible."
Bank of The Bahamas first
won the award in 2006, a year
after being the first Bahamian
bank to win the sought-after
Bracken Award from The
Banker magazine, a division of
the Financial Times Group. In
2007, the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce named Bank of The
Bahamas Business of the Year,
a recognition McWeeney said
was especially noteworthy


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EUROMONEY editor Clive Horwood (left) presents Paul McWeeney, the
managing director of Bank of The Bahamas International, with its Award
for Excellence...


because it compared the bank's
corporate culture, performance
and standards against all busi-
nesses in all industries. BOB
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also been the recipient of the
Bahamas Financial Services
Board two top awards.
According to the editors of
Euromoney, the bank's
"impressive achievements"
clinched its title as the nation's
best.
"In March 2008 the bank
became the first retail bank
from The Bahamas to have a
physical presence in Miami, and
opening its doors in Florida was
the latest in a series of firsts by
the bank," said Euromoney in
its July issue. "BOB became the
first bank in The Bahamas to


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to complete installation of imag-
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for real-time settlement of for-
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in assets, and has averaged 44
per cent growth for the last
three years.
The bank most recently
opened its full-service Cat
Island branch, joining existing
branches in New Providence,
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Upscale condo project sold-out


A Bahamian-owned con-
struction company is complet-
ing final details on a 28-unit
upscale condo development
near Westridge, as it gears up to
start a larger project this Octo-
ber.
United Bahamas Develop-
ment built-out in 15 months its
first venture, Hampton Ridge,
which involves three buildings
comprising a total of 28 units.
The project, targeted at pro-
fessionals aged between 25-45
years-old, was sold out within
11 days of the units being
offered for sale.
Hampton Ridge, situated


evelopment company plans new venture for October


near Westridge, Cable Beach,
features 20 two-bedroom units
and eight three-bedroom units,
plus a swimming pool amenity.
The two-bedroom units are
1,200 square feet, with a starting
price of $250,000.
United Bahamas Develop-
ment was incorporated three
years ago by Bahamian Jason
Kinsale, its principal, and his
partners.
Mr Kinsale spent his child-


hood and early years in Toron-
to, Canada, and returned home
seven years ago
United Bahamas Develop-
ment is now planning a larger,
more ambitious housing pro-
ject for this October, aimed at
the 'empty nester' as well as
young professionals looking for
value, security and a sound
investment in a and desirable
location with upscale amenities.
United Bahamas Develop-


Bank hits record



total assets high
i,


COMMONWEALTH Bank yes- .I


terday said it had achieved a record
high for total assets at the end of the
2008 first half, the full figure standing
at over $1.25 billion, up from $1.23 I
billion in the first quarter. i '
The bank chairman's mid-year
report contained i note of caution
about the impact a slower US econ-
omy could have on the Bahamas,
particularly in the nation's number
one industry, tourism, given airline
struggles and airfare increases.
Total net income was reported at
$24.5 million, up from $11.7 million in
the previous quarter. Earnings per
share increased to $0.10 for the quar-
ter and $0.22 for the first six months
of the year, an increase of 10 per cent
over the first half of 2007.
"We can attribute our continued
growth to the principles of safety and soundness
embedded in our corporate governance, which
results in prudent management of the bank,"
chairman T.B. Donaldson, reported.
"The appropriate policies and procedures used
to steer the bank through the current economic
climate ensures that we maintain our strong
record of quality and success."
Annualised return on common shareholder
equity increased to 35.5 per cent, compared to
33.9 per cent over the same period in 2007. Return
on assets dipped slightly to 3.5 per cerif;od6wni
from 3.65 per cent in the same period of 2007.


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"The decline in the return on assets
can be directly attributed to a 22 per
cent increase in the cash and securi-
ties portfolios over December 2007,"
noted Mr Donaldson.
Commonwealth Bank's shares cur-
rently stand at a stable $7 on BISX,
marking no significant change from
the first quarter of this year, following
a three-for-one stock split in Novem-
ber that left more than 6,500 share-
holders owning what was described
as the country's most valuable shares
in terms of return on investment.
Slp Since then, the bank has paid three
quarterly dividends and two extra-
fl ordinary dividends.
"We feel that Commonwealth
Bank has continued the positive start
it made in the first quarter of this
year, despite what is seen by many as
a very challenging time," said Mr Donaldson.
"While the US economy has declined in the
second quarter, we anticipate some relief for the
loc al economy through the recent national budget
announcements of public sector projects. The
bank remains ever-vigilant to adjust to the pre-
vailing market conditions, and we expect the cur-
renit trends to continue through the rest of 2008.
It is in difficult times that we distinguish our-
selves, and our continuing success stems from
the dedicated teamwork of every member of the
Commonwealth Bank staff who strives to deliver
service excellence to our customers."


ment Company said it was
already holding 44 advance


reservations in anticipation of
the promise of "something dif-


ferent" in the heart of New
Providence.


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UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the world's leading fiuincial institutions in the Caribbean.
Through our Business Area Wealth Management International we look after wealthy private
clients by providing them with comprehensive, value enhancing services.

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


Credit Risk Officer

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
B Maintaining credit facilities
B Analysis of counter party risks including settlement,,
trading and cross border risk
813 ollateral assessment & monitoring
8 Transaction investigation
We are searching for an individual with broad experience in credit risk
who meets the following requirements:
B Proven track record and familiarity with service orientated Offshore bank
B Credit Services to High Net Worth Clients
8 Analytic approach to Credit Risk management Transaction Control

Product & Process Knowledge:
B Detailed understanding of collateralized loan products amd documentation
requirements
B Ability to assess new credit-linked products and processes
B Knowledge of Operations and IT-Systems
3 In-depth understanding of OTC and Exchange Traded derivative instruments

Professional behavior
B Ability to bring together and assess information from a range of sources
8 Effective workload prioritization and meeting of deadlines
8 Capacity to work under own initiative with little supervision
B Methodical ahd independent approach to forming opinions' and arguments
1 Good communication skills
B General risk awareness with expertise/focus on credit risk and analysis

Education and Certification:
B Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics from a recognized
and accredited educational institution.
B Minimum of 3 years Credit Risk experience essential
8 Local regulatory certificates an advantage


Interested persons should reply on or before July 31" to:


UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
NDssau, Bahamas


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for prepaid and is interested in participating in
this selection process please see the following
guidelines relative to the application process.

Selection Process Schedule:
July 11: NDA document will be available for pick-up
at security desk of BTC's JFK Headquarters.
July 14: RFP available for pick-up at security desk of
BTC's JFK Headquarters. RFPs will not be
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NOTICE


The paymentof Long-Term Benefits and Assistance in New Providence for July 2008 will'
be made as follows:

i) On Tuesday, July 22, 2008r for pensioners whose funds are deposited to their bank"
accounts; and

ii) Beginning Thursday. July 24, 2008 at the Board's Fox Hill, Wulff Road and Jumbey
Village Local Offices. Cheques may be collected-from these offices between the hours
of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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


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Property Fund in 'final throes' of acquisition


FROM page 1B

This was because the
Bahamas Financial Centre was
targeted at a specific market,
financial services institutions,
and was the only property of its
kind with a central Nassau loca-
tion, while One Marina Drive
was the only purpose-built com-
mercial property on Paradise
Island.
"Our buildings are more spe-
cific purpose, in the sense that
our tenants are there for loca-
tion reasons and other business
reasons," Mr Anderson told
Tribune Business. "They are
also on long-term leases, so
we're not seeing any short-term
issues.
"We have a much longer-


term horizon for the Property
Fund, and hope to build it up
over time as a diversified hold-
ing company for property."
Apart from its FINCO
anchor tenant, the Bahamas
Financial Centre was also home
to blue-chip institutions such as
Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan
Chase, who were all in the
Bahamas for long-term business
reasons and not responsive to
short-term economic changes.
Bahamas Financial Centre
tenants were all locked into
three to five-year leases with
built-in rental increases, Mr
Anderson adding that at One
Marina Drive, significant space
had also been taken by Kerzner
International's Harborside
resort.


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"We have a waiting list want-
ing to go into that property,"
Mr Anderson said of One Mari-
na Drive, "because of its loca-
tion as the only commercial
property on Paradise Island."
One Marina Drive was 100
per cent leased, he said, through
eight to 10 tenants, including
Royal Bank of Canada. Mr
Anderson added: "We've had
a least two different entities
approach us with an interest in
buying the property, because of
the need for specific commercial
purpose real estate on Paradise
Island."
At the Bahamas Financial
Centre, some 92 per cent of its
100,000 square feet of rental
space was currently leased. The
vacant space was left when an


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international bank decided to
downsize its Bahamas opera-
tions and move its business here
to smaller space in the Good-
man's Bay Corporate Centre.
While the Bahamas Property
Fund had been successful in
subsequently leasing some 5,000
square feet of the 13,000 square
feet vacated by that bank, it had
to carry the increasing CAM
(cost of annual maintenance)
for the remaining 8,000 square
feet itself.
Mr Anderson said that based
on rental prices of $30-$35 per
square foot, and $18-$20 per
square foot in annual mainte-
nance costs, the Bahamas Prop-
erty Fund was missing out on
an extra $500,000 per year if
that 8,000 square feet was


Yield%


leased.
He cited this as one factor
behind the 2008 first quarter dip
in the Bahamas Property Fund's
net income, which dropped 9.3
per cent to $562,674 from
$623,268 year-on-year. Rental
revenues, though, were ahead
by 3.8 per cent at $994,405,
compared to $957,521 the year
before.
"For the fund to perform at
its best, we need to have fully let
properties," Mr Andeirson said.
"It's not easy to find the ten-
ants you're looking for, as it's
better to have tenants who fit
together.
"At the Bahamas Financial
Centre, we've only got 8,000
square feet that is vacant. It's
been vacant for a year. We've


Reor roec.






I h@0 0*'tt n.


FROM page 1B

opments to either obtain
debt financing for their
acquisition, or at the right
cost (interest rate).
As a result, many
Bahamas-based developers
- Chub Cay being a prime
example had been starved
of cash flow and revenues
generated from real estate
sales, upon which many rely
to finance their projects and
secure large construction
loans. On Chub Cay, the
developers have been strug-
gling for many months to
obtain re-financing.
Elsewhere, developers
such as the I-Group in
Mayaguana, which is
involved in a 50/50 joint ven-
ture with the Government
through the Hotel Corpora-
tion, have slowed the pace
of construction -and devel-
opment because the market
demand is simply not there.
They are instead carrying
out remedial infrastructure
works, waiting for the eco-


nomic cycle and market to
turn.
Mr Wilson said real estate
sales had "died". He added:
"That's the position devel-
opers all over the country
are facing. You can hardly
give away those lots these
days.

Talk

"The talk two years ago
was that we were selling too
much land to foreigners.
Today, you can hardly give
the land away."
,Mr Wilson said the real
estate market's drying up
had impacted developers of
the calibre of Ginn Clubs &
Resorts, with that compa-
ny's borrowing affiliates now
embroiled in talks with its
lenders, led by Credit Suisse,
to restructure a $675 million
loan it had defaulted on.
Part of that borrowing was
being used to finance Gin-
n's $4.9 billion West End
project in Grand Bahama,
the company blaming the


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MONDAY, 21 JULY 2008
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: ,ACLOSE 1.821.61 I CHG 0.05 | %CHG 0.00 | YT-rD -245.14 | YTD% -11.86
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9.68 9.30 Bank of Bahamas 9.30 9.30 0.00 0.643 0.160 14.5 1.72%
3.99 0.85 Benchmark 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.823 0.030 N/M 3.37%
3.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49 3.49 0.00 0.209 0.090 16.7 2.58%
2.70 1.48 Fidelity Bank 2.35 2.35 0.00 0.055 0.040 42.7 1.70%,
14.10 10.75 Cable Bahamas 14.04 14.04 0.00 1.121 0.240 12.5 1.71%
3.15 2.35 Colina Holdings 2.88 2.88 0.00 5.410 0.046 0.040 62.6 1.39%
3.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (Sl) 7.00 7.00 0.00 0.440 0.300 15.9 4.29%/
7.22 3.20 Consolidated Water BDRs 3.32 3.37 0.05 0.131 0.052 25.7 1.54/,
3.00 2.25 Doctor's Hospital 2.85 2.85 0.00 0.308 0.040 9.3 1.40X
3.00 6.02 Famguard 8.00 8.00 0.00 0.728 0.280 11.0 3.50,.
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6.10 5.05 Focol (S) 5.53 5.53 0.00 0.386 0.140 14.3 2.53 %
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1.00 0.41 Freeport Concrete 0.44 0.44 0.00 0.035 0.000 12.6 0.00',
8.00 5.50 ICD Utilities 5.50 5.50 0.00 0.407 0.300 13.5 5.45,%
12.50 8.60 J. S. Johnson 12.00 12.00 0.00 1.023 0.620 11.7 5.17'%
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1.4020
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6.00
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2.7399
1.3467
3.3971
11.6581
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fact real estate sales had fall-
en off a cliff for its inability
to meet the loan repay-
ments.
"When an investor of the
calibre of Bobby Ginn
defaults on a loan, that's
clearly a sign of what's hap-
pening," Mr Wilson said.
"These are top-flight peo-
ple, these are not specula-
tors. Bobby Ginn is one of
the top names in America.
"It's all over the country.
Millions aind millions of dol-
lars are sitting there, but at
the end of the day they need
to be sold. It's like General
Motors. If you can't sell a
vehicle, why build a dozen
more? Why keep on build-
ing these units if we can't
sell them?"
Mr W/ilson added, though,
that many resort developers
had applauded Vincent Van-
derpool-Wallace's appoint-
ment as minister of tourism,
as there'ss a sense there's a
guy atl the helm who knows
what he's doing".


had various people looking to
take it, but we're looking for
tenants that fit in with the other
tenants in the Financial Centre.
"It lends itself to financial
institutions and private banks.
That's the sort of tenants we'd
like to get, and lock into long-
term leases."
Mr Anderson said the
Bahamas Property Fund had
invested "a couple of million
dollars" into the Bahamas
Financial Centre on recent
years, replacing the entire roof
and redoing all bathroom areas.
The atrium room was also
undergoing improvements, with
moves afoot to install automat-
ic switching from one genera-
tor to another if one was to fail.
"We'd like the building to be
seen as the premier financial
centre in Nassau," Mr Ander-
son added.



KELLY'S, from 1B


those items are definitely neces-
sities that parents have to go
out and buy. I think that this
year will also be good for us,
especially considering all the
restrictions that the airlines
have placed on how many bags
you can cairy and the weight of
the bags. 4o I think that peo-
ple will be shopping more at
home and we will be having
some very good specials going
on for Back-to-School."
The fact that even Kelly's
Home Centre is feeling the sales
pinch is significant, as it illus-
trates the trials other Bahamian
retailers must be experiencing.
Kelly's Home Centre, with its
wide product range and posi-
tion as one of the Mall at
Marathon's anchors, is seen
very much as a retail 'bell-
weather' and a good example
of the prevailing retail climate in
the Bahamas generally.
In a nation where the impact
of the global economic down-
turn is now starting to be felt,
and consumers have been buf-
feted by higher energy, food
and gasoline costs, having the
right product at the right price
will become increasingly impor-
tant for retailers, given the
reduced consumer confidence
and spending power.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that FELECIA DATUS OF VESEY
STREET OFF MARKET STREET, P.O. BOX N-356, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
T he Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/naturalization should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 22nd day of JULY, 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, ANIQUIA LATOYA MOSS
of Guinep Street, Pinewood Gardens in the Island of New
Providence, Bahamas, P.O. Box EE-16042 hereby change
my son's name from KEIJI KEITARO ANTONE MOSS to
KEIJI KEITARO ANTONE ARMBRISTER. If there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may
write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas, no later than thirty (30) days after
the date of publication of this notice.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that REYNOLD JEAN OF COWPEN
ROAD, GENERAL DELIVERY, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
15th day of JULY, 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



Legal Notice
NOTICE


KINGS BROWN CORP. LTD.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) KINGS BROWN CORP LTD. is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137(4)
of the International Business Companies Act 2000

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 28th May, 2008 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar
General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro
Associated Ltd. of Road Town, Tortola, British
Virgin Islands

Dated this 22nd day of July, A.D. 2008


Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator


NsAD
Nassau Airport
Development Company


P-140 Landscaping Supply / Install


The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is pleased to announce
the first of many requests for expressions of interest in the Lynden Pindling
International Airport Expansion Project. NAD is presently seeking expressions
of interest for the supply of landscaping material related to the Lynden Pindling
International Airport Expansion Project. Installation may be tendered separately
at a later date to coincide with landscaping milestones.

Interested parties are requested to provide the following information with
submissions:
Corporate Background how long have you been in business, location,
size, types of materials that can be supplied, etc.
* Financial Capacity bank. account manager, financial statements
Project History previous projects or clients, size, and value
Contact List list of previous clients with contact information

Please reply to: Mr. Derek Thielmann, Construction Manager
Nassau Airport Development Company
Lynden Pindling International Airport
Nassau, Bahamas, PO Box AP 59229
derek.thielmann@nas.bs



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AugLst 14th. 2009 .il 2:00 pm F-'.. -. P in
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Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)


HEYDON LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of
2000), HEYDON LIMITED has been dissolved and struck
off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution
issued by the Registrar General on the 4th day of June, 2008.



SHARON JENNIFER BISSON
23-25 Broad Street
St. Helier, Jersey
Liquidator


Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
gIo .* :.- -:Is
ABDAB
Bahamas Supermarkets
RND Holdings
Fund Name
Colina Bond Fund
Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund
Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund
CFAL Global Equity Fund
CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
Fidelity International Investment Fund
FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
FG Financial Growth Fund
FG Financial Diversified Fund


0.000 0.480 NM 7.8.0%
-0 ""23 0 100 N/M *""*"
4.450 2.750 9.0 6.70%
1.160 0.900 13.4 6 '16%
-0.023 0.000 N/M 0.00%


I


BUSINESS


0.86%








THE TRIBUNE TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2008, PAGE 5B


Firms get







'message'







on gas







increases


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

BAHAMIAN messenger
companies are hoping the rise in
gas prices, and the need for
businesses to streamline their
expenses, will translate into
increased sales and profits for
them.
Peter Skinner, president of
Messenger and Delivery Ser-
vices, told Tribune Business yes-
terday that he was still looking
at the recent increase in busi-
ness to determine just how
much his company has grown
through firms finding it easier to
hire a single messenger service,
rather than pay mileage for sev-
eral employees.
"I am still looking at the num-


FROM page 1B


decision been taken.
Mr Wilson's announcement
that any move to take Sunshine
Holdings public has been
delayed, at least until the eco-
nomic mists clear, will be
viewed by analysts and investors
alike as sensible, given the
downturn in business and con-
sumer confidence gripping the
Bahamian economy.
This, in turn, was likely to
have impacted investor senti-
ment and their willingness to
invest funds in any Sunshine
Holdings IPO.
"There's Just too much uncer-
tainty," Mr Wilson said yester-
day. The time is not right now.
This is a difficult climate; we.
just don'I know what's going
on.
"This climate tells us that a
lot of financial people, people
with money, are saying: 'Hold
on a little, wait and see what
happens'. When is the econo-
my going to get strong again -
who knows?"
Collectively, the Sunshine
Holdings group has more than
$100 million in assets. Apart
from Arawak Homes, its other
main interests are Sunshine
Finance, its mortgage lending
and financial arm; Sunshine
Insurance, its insurance agency
and brokerage; Sun Shipping, a
shipping firm; and its status as
the largest institutional investor
in BISX-listed Freeport Oil
Holdings (FOCOL), with a 22.6
per cent stake.
A sister company, Sunshine
Partners, holds a substantial
stake in insurance company,
RoyalStar Assurance, and is the
largest investor in Eleuthera
Properties, the holding compa-
ny for the Cotton Bay resort
development.
Had Sunshine Holdings pro-
ceeded with its IPO plan it
would have brought further
diversity in terms of investment
options in the Bahamian capital
markets, and been the first pub-
lic offering since Freeport Con-
crete in 2001 some seven years
ago.
When it came to a turn-
around in general economic
sentiment among Bahamian
businesses and consumers, Mr
Wilson said he was pinning his
hopes on "market intelligence"
that Kerzner International
would "soon" announce the
start of construction work on
its planned Paradise Island
timeshare project.


bers, to see just how much it
has improved," he said.
Mr Skinner added that like
other sectors of the economy
that rely heavily on fuel, his bot-
tom line has been impacted by
the skyrocketing oil prices.
At the moment, a barrel of
crude oil hovers around $130,
and a gallon of gas in Nassau
can be as high as $5.80,with
diesel being Around $6.30.
"So, we have definitely had
to increase our business prices,"
he said.
However, Mr Skinner noted
that how he does this has
proven to be challenging.
"You need to increase the
fees to make it profitable, but at
the same time you don't want to
price the services so high that
you price yourself out of the
market," he said.


The Atlantis and One & Only
Ocean Club owner had previ-
ously planned to construct 200-
300 timeshare units as part of
its now-deferred redevelopment
of the Hurricane Hole site on
Paradise Island.
In announcing that project's
deferral in April this year,
Kerzner International said the
timeshare component would be
switched to, and constructed, at
a different site on Paradise
Island within the next 12
months.
That new site is thought to
be somewhere to the west of
the Paradise Island 'on' bridge,
in the Paradise Bridge Dri-'
ve/Casaurina Drive area near
the Cove and Reef at Atlantis
properties.
"I have reason to believe
there is the possibility that a
favourable announcement is
going to be coming from Kerzn-
er as to the timeshare aspect of
the next phase," Mr Wilson said
yesterday.
"Market intelligence tells me
that's an announcement com-
ing reasonably soon. That could
be significant enough to affect
the general mood. People don't
have the confidence; there's a
sense that nothing is happen-
ing."
Mr Wilson added that many
in the business community had
been left with "a lot of bad taste
in their mouth" as. a result of
the 2008-2009 Budget, and the
perception that the extent and
range of tax and import duty
increases had not been proper-
ly disclosed.
He said of the impending
Kerzner announcement: "That
will hopefully be positive
enough to reverse some of the
bad news."
Looking slightly further out,
Mr Wilson said he was hoping
the new US president, be it
Barack Obama or John
McCain, would enact measures
to stimulate the US economy
immediately upon taking office,
with the effects of that felt in
the 2009 second half.
"That's the best case scenario
I can see," Mr Wilson said,
adding that the US treasury sec-
retary, Hank Paulson, in his
recent assessment of the US and
global economy had not looked
beyond the November presi-
dential election and year-end.
"In these times, it's really
impossible to look out as far as
12 months. It's a fool's par-
adise," Mr Wilson said.


1.2 Consolidated Balance Sheet at 31 of December 2007


Assets
Cash and Deposits at central banks
Loans and advances to credit institutions repayable on demand
Financial assets held for trading
Financial assets at lair value through profit or loss
Financial assets held for trading
Loans and advances to banks
Loans and advances to customers
(Provisions)
Held to maturity investments
Financial assets with repurchase agreements
Hedging derivatives
Non current assets held for sail
Investment proprety
Other Intangible assets
intangible assets
Investments in associated companies
Current tax assets
Deferred tax assets
Other assets
Total Assets

Liabilities
Amounts owed to central banks
Flanancial liabilities held !cr trading
Financial assets at fair value through profit and loss
Deposits from banks
Due to costumers
Debt securities
Financial liabilities associated to transferred assets
Hedging derivatives
Non current liabilities held for sial
Provisions
Current income tax liabilities
Deferred income tax liabilities
Instruments representing capital
Other subordinated loans
Other liabilities
Total Liabilities
Shareholders' Equity
Shares capital
Share premium
Other capital interests
Treasury stock
Preference shares
Fair value reserve
Other reserves and retained earnings
Profit for the period/year
Anticipated dividends
Minority Interests
Total Shareholders' Equity
Total ULiablities and Shareholders' Equity


Chi.d The of aud w of ar


KPMG & Associados Sociedade de flvisores
Oficis do Cornas, S. A
Eddi.co Monurnairlol
Av Pra dda Vitbria, 71 -A I'I
1065 OOG Lisbon
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BANCO ESPIRITO SANTO, S.A.

AUDITORS' REPORT
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(ISSUED BY THE STATUTORY AUDITOR, A CMVM REGISTERED AUDITOR)


Introduction
1. In accordance with the applicable legislation, we present our Audit Report on the
financial information included in the Report of the Board of Directors and in, the
accompanying consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2007, of
Banco Espirito Santo, S.A.. which comprise the consolidated balance sheet as at 31
December 2007 (showing total consolidated assets of Euro 68.354.713 thousand and total
equity attributable to the equity holders of the Bank of Euro 5,272.576 thousand.
including a profit for the year attributable to the equity holders of the Bank of Euro
607,069 thousand), the consolidated statements of income, of cash flows. and of changes
in equity for the year then ended, and the corresponding Notes to the accounts.

Responsibilities
2. The Board of Directors is responsible for:
a) the preparation of the consolidated financial statements in accordance with the
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the Luropean
Union. that present fairly, the consolidated financial position of the 'Bank. the
consolidated results of its operations and its consolidated cash flows:
b) maintaining historical financial information, prepared in accordance with generally
accepted accounting principles which is complete, true, current, clear, objective and
lawful as required by the Stock Exchange Code ("C6digo dos Valores Mohiliarios"):
c) the adoption of adequate accounting policies and criteria:
d) maintaining an appropriate system of internal control; and
e) the communication of any relevant fact that may have influenced the activity of the
bank and its subsidiaries, their financial position or results.

3. Our responsibility is to verify the consolidated financial information included in the
above referred documents, namely 'as to whether it is complete, true. current, clear.
objective and lawful as required by the "C6digo dos Valores Mobilifirios". in order to
issue a professional and independent report based on our audit.


Scope
4. Our audit was performed in accordance with the Technical Standards and Guidelines
issued by the Portuguese Institute of Statutor) Auditors ("Ordem dos Revisores Oficiais
de Contas"), which require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable
assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material
misstatements. Accordingly our audit included:
verification that the financial statements of the companies, included in the
consolidation have been properly audited and. in those significant cases in which they
were not, verification, on a test basis, of the information underlying the figures and its
disclosures contained therein, and an assessment of the estimates, based on the
judgements and criteria defined by the Board of Directors, used in the preparation of
the referred financial statements;
verification of the consolidation procedures and of the application of the equity
method:
assessment of the appropriateness of the accounting policies used and of their
disclosure, taking into account the applicable circumstances:
verification of the application of the going concern principle:
assessment' of the appropriateness of the overall presentation of the financial
statements; and
assessment of whether the consolidated financial information is complete, true.
current, clear, objective and lawful.
5. Our audit also included the verification that the consolidated financial information
contained in the Report of the Board of Directors is consistent with the financial
statements presented.
6. We believe that our audil provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.


Opinion
7. In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly in all
material respects the consolidated financial position of Banco Espirito Santo, S.A. as at
31 December 2007. the consolidated results of its operations. and cash flo\ s for thle ycar
then ended in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as
adopted by the European Union, and the information contained therein is complete, true.
current, clear, objective and lawful.


Lisbon. 28 February 2008


KPIMG & Associados, SROC, S.A.
Represented by
lInes Maria Bastos Viegas Clare Neves GirAo dc Almeida
(ROC n' 967)

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


in~VA.


Ocr 06 Dec 07


Dec 06
ii III u10(t11


1.084.927
672.976
4.171.407
1.498,59?2
5.251.684
7.588.049
34,882.505
(869.327)
593.171
199.704

382.929
68.652
571.563
14.094
79.767
2.078.786
59.138.906

1,043.175
1284376
6.827.386
21.993.671
19.030.469
262760
139.882
39.356
168.670
2.239.816
*1.286.794
54316.355

2.500.000
66851
(63,7321
600.000
512,042
97.997
420.714

86579
4.822,451
59.13806


Dec 07


1.361.218
720.442
3847,233
1,426.704
6,238.BR9
8.210.331
42,.170,263
(990.395)
407.84?
211.890
279.408

537.768
91.171
573.700
19.708
23,946
2.234,200
68.354.713

1.887,622
1.257201
7.096.649
23.775,030
24313.591
286,940
213,189
143.950
71.136
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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 Estate of ZEPHANIAH
HERBERT MOORE, late of the City of Freeport,
Grand Bahama, 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


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, iOHN RICHARD
ALAN EAST AND BRI, N 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 Strayhorn 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, N.A 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
SiiANNELLE 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 Mf 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 of 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




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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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
McCkory 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 COUF
PROBATE DIVISIC
24TH JULY, 20

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00394


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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 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/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


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


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
.Stdtes tof America hasmade applicatiorrnto the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, fr .letters bof
administration of the'iRealaEd,.Personal Estate
of ELIZABETH ROLLE late of Rock Sound in
the Island of Eleuthera. one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahpmas. 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


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 giyenrtthat -such applications
lil 'befeard bythe said, Court ;1 .e~ptiin
'f"'21 days from the' date hereo'f.
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 No. 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


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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.










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GOVERNMENT


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NOTICE


Ministry of National Security


Office Of The Parliamentary Commissioner


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Fresh
Creek, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.

Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Donald Cash
RETURNING OFFICER




Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Fresh
Creek, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

3. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the place,
date and times aforesaid or any day at the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner
in Nassau during office hours. The Returning Officer will at the request of any person
registered as a voter for the said P61ling Division/s prepare a nomination paper for
signature.

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.

Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Donald Cash
RETURNING OFFICER




Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Fresh
Creek, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.

Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Donald Cash
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Fresh
Creek, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Donald Cash
RETURNING OFFICER






Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Fresh
Creek, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.

Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Donald Cash
RETURNING OFFICER





Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Fresh
Creek, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.

Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Donald Cash
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Fresh
Creek, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.
Date: 22nd July, 2008
Sign: Donald Cash
RETURNING OFFICER

I I
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30h
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008
Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30'h
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the


subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.

Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER


I


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 7 & 15
Farmers Hill, Gilbert Grant, Steventone Roker's Point,
Harts, Ocean Bight & Calvin Hill
In the West Exuma Town Area
Of the Exuma District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2.. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is.contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.
Date: 22nd July, 2008
Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.
Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Niotice o'f Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.



Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 10
Hermitage, Tar Bay and Moss Town
In the East Exuma Town Area
Of the Exuma District.

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.


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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.



Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 11 & 14
George Town, Jolly Hall, Bahama Sound,
Cottage & Master Harbour
In the East Exuma Town Area
Of the Exuma District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.
Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Exuma Constituency Polling Division 12
Rolle Town and Hartswell
In the East Exuma Town Area
Of the Exuma District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.
Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Noticq of, Election ,
. /I'".. .F, ,,,. .. N oti ,i i 1 ]. '. 1 .A y. "',,t ,, ; / )1 i
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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

.NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, George
Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday, 30th
July, 2008, being nomination day fo, the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.



Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Ivan Ferguson
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End and Bimini Constituency Polling Division 1
In the West End Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER


I


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End and Bimini Constituency Polling Division 2
In the West End j own Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.


Date: 22n~d July, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End and Bimini Constituency Polling Division 3
In the West End Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
-RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election:


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End and Bimini Constituency Polling Division 4
Holmes Rock
In the Eight Mile Rock West Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End and Bimini Constituency Polling Division 5
Martin Hill
In the Eight Mile Rock West Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER


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TUESDAY. JULY 22. 2008. PAGE 11B


Form of Notice of Election


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End and Bimini Constituency Polling Division 6
Seagrape
In the Eight Mile Rock West Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION r

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End and Bimini Constituency Polling Division 7
Jones Town
In the Eight Mile Rock West Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.


Date: 22.nd July, 2008
Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING' OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Division 6
Hepburn Town
In the Eight Mile Rock East Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.
.. Date: 22nd July, 2008

Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Division 7
Bartlett Hill
In the Eight Mile Rock East Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

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


30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008
Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Divisions 8 & 9
Hanna Hill
In the Eight Mile Rock. East Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.
Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituen.cygoElling.Divisions 10 & 11
Pinedale
In the Eight Mile Rock East Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.
Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Division 12
Martin Town & Russell Town
In the Eight Mile Rock East Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Division 13B
Hunter's and Mack Town
In the Pinder's Point Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

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


Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Lucaya Constituency Polling Division 7B
Williams Town and Russell Town
In the Pinder's Point Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.

Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Division 1
Lewis Yard
In the Pinder's Point Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.
Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: RufusJohnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

Eight Mile Rock Constituency Polling Division 2
Pinder's Point
In the Pinder's Point Town Area
Of the West Grand Bahama District


NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one of the
subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's Office, Eight
Mile Rock, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon on Wednesday,
30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Rufus Johnson
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Division 7
Salina Point
In the Acklins District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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


2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Mason's Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.

Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Stephen Wilson
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

MICAL Constituency Polling Division 1A
Landrail Poiwt
In the Crooked Island and Long Cay District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto., to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Colonel Hill, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.
Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Franceta Neely
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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


NOTICE OF ELECTION


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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Colonel Hill, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.
Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Franceta Neely
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Colonel Hill, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Franceta Neely
RETURNING OFFICER
Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Colonel Hill, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being Prmination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.
Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Franceta Neely
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Colonel Hill, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Franceta Neely
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR


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

NOTICE OF ELECTION


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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Colonel Hill, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Franceta Neely
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End & Bimini Constituency Polling Divisions 8
In the Bimini District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Alice Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Sherrick Ellis
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End & Bimini Constituency Polling Divisions 9
In the Bimini District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Alice Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for -the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.

Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Sherrick Ellis
RETURNING OFFICER


Form of Notice -f Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End & Bimini Constituency Polling Divisions 10
In the Bimini District

NOPTCE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers theecto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Alice Town, between the hours of nipe in the morning and noon
on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.
Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Sherrick Ellis
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

West End & Bimini Constituency Polling Divisions 11
In the Bimini District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

S2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Alice Town, between the hours of nine in the morning and noon
on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.
Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sigh: Sherrick Ellis
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR


South Abaco Constituency Polling Division 1
Guana Cay
In the Hope Town District

NOTICE OF ELECTION


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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Marsh Harbour, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.

Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Cephas Cooper
RETURNING OFFICER

Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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


NOTICE OF ELECTION


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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Marsh Harbour, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.
Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Cephas Cooper
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Abaco Constituency Polling Division 3
Hope Town
In the Hope Town District


NOTICE OF ELECTION


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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Marsh Harbour, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Cephas Cooper
RETURNING OFFICER











Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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

NOTICE OF ELECTION


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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Abraham's Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Jackson McIntosh
RETURNING OFFICER








Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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

NOTICE OF ELECTION


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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Abraham's Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Jackson McIntosh
RETURNING OFFICER


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Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

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

NOTICE OF ELECTION


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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Abraham's Bay, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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


4. 'If the election is contested the Poll will take place
August, 2008.


on Tuesday, 19th


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Jackson McIntosh
RETURNING OFFICER











Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Andros Constituency Polling Division 7
Lisbon Creek, Victoria Point, Blue Hole, Orange Hill,
Grants, Peets, Dorset's, Swain & Pinders
In the Mangrove Cay District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Mangrove Cay, between the hours of nine in the morning and
noon on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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


4. If the election. is contested the Poll will take place
August, 2008.


on Tuesday, 19th


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Annamae Rolle
RETURNING OFFICER.














Form of Notice of Election

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR

South Andros Constituency Polling Division 8
Burnt Rock & Little Harbour
In the Mangrove Cay District

NOTICE OF ELECTION

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

2. Nomination papers may be delivered by the intending candidates or by one
of the subscribers thereto to the Returning Officer at: The Administrator's
Office, Mangrove Cay, between the houis of nine in the morning and
noon on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, being nomination day for the said
election.

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

4. If the election is contested the Poll will take place on Tuesday, 19th
August, 2008.


Date: 22nd July, 2008


Sign: Annamae Rolle
RETURNING OFFICER





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