<%BANNER%>

DLOC



The Tribune
ALL ISSUES CITATION THUMBNAILS PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00084249/01082
 Material Information
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 23, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
daily
normalized irregular
 Subjects
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
 Notes
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 09994850
System ID: UF00084249:01082

Full Text









McCOMBO0 .
official restaurant

HIGH 91 F
LOW 79F

S CLOUDS AND
- SUNSHINE


The


Tribune


ANY TIME...ANY PLACE, WE'RE #1


BAHAMAS EDITION


Volume: 104 No.201 WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008 i -750


Marvin Wilson murder:





suspect turns hIimlself in


Alleged



wife killer



'commits


Juvenile

surrenders

to police

in Exuma

* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompsonri.tribuneriedia.net
SEVEN weeks after Marvin
Wilson was brutally murdered
at his Centreville apartment, a
juvenile suspect surrendered to
police in Exuma for question-
ing.
Press liaison officer Assistant
Superintendent Walter Evans
slid the suspect who was
wanted for questioning in con-
nection with Wilson's murder
- turned himself into police in
George Town, Exuma around
8.15 pm Monday.
Central Detective Unit offi-
cers from New Providence went
to the island yesterday morn-
ing to get the suspect and bring
him to Nassau, ASP Evans said.
Wilson, a 32-year-old
Jamaican, was stabbed to death
at his Gregory House apart-
ment on Rusty Bethel Avenue,
near ZNS radio station during,
the early morning hours of June
3. Unconfirmed reports claimed
that his killer ran a broad blade
daagger reportedly from
Wilson's sword collection-
through his chest.
Although bleeding profuse-
ly, Wilson, clad only in his
underwear, staggered to an
SEE page eight


FIGHTING THE blaze at Maxwell's tood store yesterday.


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
A FIRE yesterday destroyed
Marsh Harbour's largest food
store, devastating the Abaco
community in these harsh eco-
nomic times.
More than 40 persons lost
their jobs and Abaconians
were left without their primary
source for supplies- and gro-
ceries when Maxwell's food
store burned down in the early
morning hours.
Kathleen Ralph of the Aba-


ou Rcan Blown
way By A Hurricane

SOrNOou can rest easy knowing
that you have excellent insurance
coverage no matter which
w\ay the wind blow s.

4 obodv does it better.


INSURANCE MANAGEMENT
(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSLRLNCE BROKERS & AGENTS
:i Bohama Acaio / Eteuthera I Exm
STl:(22 3S i-i3S00 T (2 )3 Tel 4)3 i. lTel:(24)]33i.20


conian newspaper, who togeth-
er with her husband Dave
Ralph is the town's primary
fire dispatcher, told The Tri-
bune that the fire started
around 10pm Monday night in
the warehouse section of the
building.
The blaze was initially con-
tained by firefighters.
However, a few hours later
the fire suddenly flared up
again and was completely
uncontrollable by 5am yester-
day.
Mrs Ralph said that fire
fighters from the volunteer fire
brigade from'Marsh Harbour,
from Treasure Cay, Casuarina
Point and Hope Town came to
fight the blaze.
The Hope Town fire fight-
ers, she said, brought two boats
carrying equipment to put out
the fire, all to no avail. In the
end, the entire stock and inte-
rior of Maxwell's was lost to
the flames.
Although the walls of the
food store are still standing,
Mrs Ralph said that the build-
ing is now structurally unsafe
and will have to be demol-
ished:
Abaco resident Julian Lock-
hart told The Tribune yester-
SEE page eight


* By PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@
tribunemedia.net
FOR the second time in
recent months, the island of
San Salvador has run out of
gasoline, leaving residents to
order fuel and have it
shipped by mailboat to the
far-flung island.
Today mv Lady Frances
is expected to leave Potter's
Cay Dock at 5pm, laden
with barrels and an assort-
ment of containers filled
with gasoline.
Last month, the vessel
sailed with more than 150
gallons of petroleum prod-
ucts, as San Salvador was hit
with a shortage of fuel when
the oil tanker Ficus went
aground.
At the time, Ficus was
SEE page eight


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
ACCUSED wife killer Asa
Bethel, 53,. is believed to have
committed suicide hours before
his scheduled appearance in
court yesterday. He was found
hanging in a bathroom at Her
M:i,- t'. 's Prison by another
prisoner.
Mr Bethel was on remand at
1-iMP charged with killing his
41-year-old wife, Bloneva
Bethel. She was found stabbed
to death with a steak knife on
July 15th at their Cox Way
apartment off East Street south.
The victim had severe and
extensive knife wounds to her
right arm and shoulder.,
Mr Bethel was being housed
at the Sick Bay at HMP due to a
renal tract blockage.
The Ministry of National
Security, in a statement released
yesterday afternoon, said. that
Mr Bethel was last seen "alive
and well by a prison officer"
around 7.30am. Shortly after
this Mr Bethel went into the
shower.
Moments later, he was dis-
covered by an inmate hanging
in the bathroom reportedly
from the shower with a bath
towel around his neck, accord-


+<)


ing to the ministry. An uniden-
tified inmate untied hini and
called for assistance.
"Officers and members of the
medical team responded imme-
diately and administered CPR
without success," said the min-
istry.
Mr Bethel was pronounced
dead, at 8.31am. The ministry
.said that he showed no signs of
being suicidal and was there-
fore not on suicide watch.
His attorney Devard
Williams, however, told The
Tribune that Mr Bethel was on
SEE page eight '


Tourists stranded in Abaco after
airline shuts down its service
E By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
EMERGENCY arrangements had to be made to get 130 strand-
ed tourists out of Abaco over the weekend after a Florida-based air-
line unexpectedly shut down its service to and from the islands.
Vintage Props and Jets (VPJ) has provided airlift to Abaco for
the past 16 years, but was forced out of business after rising fuel and
business costs and dwindling passenger numbers led to the air-
lines' revenue taking a turn for the worst.
Director of Airlift Development at the Ministry of Tourism
Tyrone Sawyer said government did not know in advance that
the airline was going to announce the closure of its operations
with immediate effect.
He said that while the Bahamas stands to suffer a "tremendous
bloody nose" as a result of the incident, the ministry's Abaco team
A"did a magnificent job" in off-setting the potential fallout from the
shutdown.
Airlines like Continental Connections increased their seat capac-
SEE page eight


l.
' '-- ''^ ^ "''' 3'- -'**ii


suicide'


Pep(








PAGE 2, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23,I|2008 THECTRIBUNE


0In brief

Two men detained in connection
with illegal fishing allegations
TWO men, a Bahamian and a Haitian, were taken in for ques-
tioning on Monday afternoon by members of the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force in connection with illegal fishing allegations in the
northern Bahamas.
While on routine patrol off West End, Grand Bahama, a Defence
Force patrol craft under the command of Petty Officer Freddy
Rolle reported coming upon a 15-foot open hulled fishing vessel.
Onboard, they allegedly discovered 300 lbs of scale fish.
The officers said occupants of the vessel failed to produce the doc-
uments needed for commercial fishing.
The vessel and its crew were taken into West End, and the two
men are now helpipg'the police with their inquiries into the matter.


'A shocking act






of betrayal'


* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

OPPOSITION Senate mem-
bers denounced as a "shocking
act of betrayal" government's
apparent increases to the tariffs
by changing the customs duty
rates.
While debating three Supple-
mentary Appropriation Bills,
the opposition took govern-
ment to task for what they claim
was a failure to clearly present
all the facts on tax increases dur-
ing the recent budget presenta-
tion.
During her contribution,
Opposition Leader Senator
Allyson Maynard Gibson, said
government claimed the budget
would "cushion" low-income
families from economic hard
times but did not clearly state
the duty increases on 160,000
items, including all clothing,
underwear and toiletries.
In some cases the duty
increases are as much as 10 per
cent, Senator Gibson said.
"There was not one new tax
between 2002 and 2007. We
already have had significant
increases in taxation this year
as a result of this budget and
without people knowing.
"I don't support Madame
President, any democracy where
taxes are increased without citi-'
zens knowing that the taxes are
going to be increased and that is
a shocking event."
Senator Gibson chastised the


Opposition Senators attack


apparent increases to tariffs


"I don't support Madame Presi-
dent, any democracy where tax-
es are increased without citizens
knowing that the taxes are going
to be increased and that is a
shocking event."


Allyson Maynard Gibson


prime minister's budget state-
ments which said the budget
reflects the FNM's commitment
to "cushion" low-income citi-
zens from economic hard times.
"But, lo and behold, Madame
President, what do we see?
"Ten per cent increases on all
Bahamians, not just low income
families, Madame President:
And these Bahanlians are ask-
ing, can they trust the govern-
ment"?
Senator Jerome Fitzgerald
also questioned the tariff
increase- and government's


transparency. There has been
some debate back and forth as
to the implications of this tariff
and who's responsibility I guess
it was to say to the Bahamian
people what the implications of
this tariff was. And it really goes
to the issue of credibility and
trust.
"During the past year with all
of the inconsistencies that have
been brought about and brought
to the attention of the public
and to myself, I never really
anticipated that an act of betray-
al, not only to Parliamentarians,


but also to the Bahamian public,
would have occurred to the
extent at which it has happened
in regards to this last budget.
"One would expect, Madame
President, that any trusting,
transparent government that's
been accountable to the people
and the Parliament would dis-
close during the presentation of
the budget to some extent that
they have increased tariffs essen-
tially on a wide scale, the
Bahamian people deserve to
know," said Senator Fitzgerald.
The' Senate will meet again
on Thursday.


THE Sandals Royal Bahami-
an Resort is searching for local
artists to work on a project to
raise awareness of recycling
in the Bahamas.
The resort will be commis-
sioning a local artist to utilise
old cans to create something
memorable. The winner will
receive $500.
"Sandals Royal Bahamian is
on the hunt for an artist with a
real 'can do' attitude to join
them for a unique recycling
project turning old cans into
a work of art," the resort said
in a statement.
Melissa Nichols, environ-


Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort

unveils unique recycling project


mental manager at Sandals
Royal Bahamian, said: "We're
challenging local artists with
a passion for the environment
to tell us what they'd create
out of the empty cans. The
best and most innovative idea
will be commissioned.
"The environment is top of
everyone's agenda at the pre-
sent time and so rather than
simply handing the cans


straight over for recycling, we
thought why not use the mate-
rials for something fun and
which helps to underline the
importance of preserving the
-earth as well as the benefit of
recycling," she said.
To submit ideas, artists are
invited to send a short writ-
ten description of their idea
to mnichols@grp.sandals.com
or by calling 327-6400 exten-
sion 6316 no later than Fri-
day, August 15.
The winner will be notified
by telephone on Tuesday,
August 19, and the winning
artist will be given up to a
month to create a master-
piece.
"Sandals Royal Bahamian
has long been committed to
preserving the natural beauty
of its surroundings and, along
with all of Sandals and Beach-
es resorts, has been awarded
the much coveted Green
Globe 21 Award for Environ-
mental Stewardship.
"The resort plans to unveil
the artwork during Septem-
ber before recycling the cans,"
Sandals said in its statement.


.1


I INDEX Ib


. a.
News ................P1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,15
.......................................... P4
SAdvts .. ..; ....................................P10,16
Sp s.... ,....... ................P11,12,13,14
I BUSINESS SECTION
'B i.ness ..: .............................. .....P1,2,3.6
:Ad ivts .:,....;..;..... ................................... P4,5
C om s ...................................................... P7.
....... ............ ..... ................. P8,9
.Art ........... ........ .........O..P ,,11,12

LA IFIEDSECTION 36 PAGES

SUSATQDAY MAIN SECTION 12 PAGES

1A ODAY SPORTS SECTION 12 PAGES


Share your news
The Tribune wants to hear
from peoplewho are
making news in their "
neighborhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.
If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your Mstory.


Buy? Sell?

Expect more from your broker.
























Whether you are a new or seasoned investor,


CFAL offers the most complete brokerage
service in The Bahamas.



Call us today. We'll show you how to get the most out
of yolr investments by getting the most out of us.
Coepor ^oV p




























. CFAM, Lr
& Custodial Services Iivestment & Corporate Advisorye
Whether you are a new or Shareholder investor,
Nassau T 242-502-7010 FBahamas. 242-356-3677
Freeport T: 242-351-8928 I F: 242-351-4050
info@cfal.com I www.cfal.com


Resario West Condominiums Under Construction

NEW CONDOS FOR SALE


2 Bedroom, 2 1i2 Bathroom 3 storey Townhouses. Gated property includes pool,
well appointed interiors, modem kitchens, granite countertops, stainless steel
appliances, large bedrooms wi private baths, hurricane impact windows.
From $229,000 with only $5,000 reservation deposit required
PH. 325-1325 No Agents Please


PAGE 2, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008


I


*E TWantd:Locl rrttt st


1*tha cand^^o a, WI


-:.. . ...
[. ,'f=,. ., .': .. .


I


THE TRIBUNE







WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008, PAGE 3


THE TRIBUNE


LOCAN


0 In brief
...............................................................

Man charged

with robbery

A 25-YEAR-OLD
Pinedale man was
arraigned in the Magis-
trate's Court yesterday,
charged with robbery.
Randy Ferguson
appeared before Magistrate
Derrence Rolle in Court 5,
Bank Lane, on the robbery
charge.
It is alleged that Fergu-
son on Saturday, July 19,
while being concerned with
another, robbed Doris Jau-
regui of a brown leather
purse containing $950.
Despite Ferguson's plea
for bail, the prosecution
objected to him being
granted bail, citing that he
has similar cases pending
before the courts. Accord-
ing to the prosecution, Fer-
guson is currently on bail in
the Supreme Court on a
murder and armed robbery
charge.
Ferguson was remanded
to Her Majesty's Prison
and his case was adjourned
to September 5.

Hop1 Town to

be seen on

hit TV show
HOPE Town, Abaco, will
be seen by millions of tele-
vision viewers worldwide
when a recently filmed
episode of the hit American
comedy show Scrubs goes
on air.
According to internation-
al media reports, 84 mem-
bers of the cast and crew
from the show, which airs
on ABC, swarmed the small
island to shoot a wedding
scene.
Series creator Bill
Lawrence told one enter-
tainment web site that local
officials on the island "foot-
ed the bill" for the event.
"'There were no roads, .
and they had rolling black-
outs every couple of hours,
but it was one of the best
experiences IM!ad." 'v.
said.
Jhe Emmy and Peabody
Award-winning fictional
show revolves around the
lives of staff members, work-
ing in a teaching hospital
called Sacred Heart.
The Hope Town special,
said the creator, is "a fantas-
tically funny episode, where
(actor) Neil Flynn gets mar-
ried in the Bahamas.
"He invites 700 people to
the Bahamas on three days
notice because all he wanted
was the gifts. He didn't want
anybody to show up," said
Mr Lawrence.
The series creator himself
plays the priest who marries
actor Flynn and his wife-to-
be.

Juvenile is

arrested

after handgun

discovery
A JUVENILE was
arrested in connection
with the discovery of a
handgun in the Windsor
Lane area.
Police said around
3.30pm yesterday, con-
cerned citizens saw a per-
son with a handgun in the
area of a Super Value
Food Store on Windsor
Lane around 3.30 pm yes-
terday.
Police were immediately
alerted and responded.
The juvenile was arrest-
ed by officers from South-
ern Police Station and is
being questioned in con-


nection with the incident.
* ARMED ROBBERY
ARMED robbers made
off with cash and a cell
phone after robbing Uni-
versal Beauty Supply Store
on Carmichael Road.
Police report that
around 6pm on Monday,
an employee of the store
was at work when two
gunmen entered demand-
ing cash.
The employee was
robbed of cash and a
patron was robbed of cash
and a cell phone.


Environmentalist hits


AES offer


enue for the Bahamian gov-
ernment, consisting of a cer-
tain amount of money per
1000 cubic feet of liquefied
natural gas that the company
pumps to Florida via its pro-
posed 94-mile pipeline from
Ocean Cay.
It was estimated by AES
that, based on natural gas
prices, the fee would have
generated $40 $50 million
for the Bahamas in 2005.
Instead, the company has
suggested the government
will benefit from the "35 per
cent import duties and seven
per cent Stamp Tax, 'or
equivalent payment'," it will
make to the government on
the gas it sells to BEC,
should the government sign
on and choose the pipeline
option.
Ms Duncombe claims that
in promoting this option, Mr
Samson has "very conve-
niently worded" his state-
ments to downplay the fact
that the Bahamas will lose
the through-put revenue.
"It seems to me this is a
way to make this project
more palatable 'to the
Bahamian public as they
were getting no positive trac-
tion otherwise, and also for
AES to pay the Bahamas
less at the end of the day."
Mr Samson failed to return
messages left for him on


Monday seeking comment
on the matter.
However, illn a prcviolus
interview with Tribune1 Busi-
ness, AES' managing direc-
tor said that the Bahamas
could collect between $20 -
$30 million in duty on the
LNG it supplies to BEC in
the first year, increasing to
between $30 $40 million
some 16 years later in 2028.
The AES Ocean Express
terminal would re-gasify
LNG brought to Ocean Cay
by ship, then pump it to
Florida via a pipeline to gen-
erate electricity there.
Its proponents say it will
create additional revenue,
jobs and some much needed
diversification to the
Bahamian economy, and if
the Bahamas accepts the
pipeline offer. cheaper elec-
tricity.
Opponents say it is an
"inherently dangerous indus-
try" which nmay hurt the envi-
ronment and would only pro-
long the Bahamas' "addic-
tion" to fossil fuels.
The plan was given
approval in principle under
the former FNM govern-
ment.
The FNM was removed
from office before the pro-
ject went any further and no
forward movement on LNG
occurred under the PLP.


Great Selections

For The Home
at


(/


KIMf SEYBERT, .e
Lifestyle Accessonies. "


Bayparl Building on Parliament Street
Telephone: (242) 323-6145
Harbour Green Shops at Lyford Cay
Telephone: (242) 362-6527, Fax: (242) 326-9953
P.O. Box N-121, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
email:info@colesofnassau.com


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
A LOCAL environmen-
talist is claiming that a new
offer by AES corporation to
pump liquefied natural gas
(LNG) to the Bahamas
comes in the form of a trade-
off which will cost this coun-
try significant revenue
should it choose to sign on
to the Ocean Cay project on
the new terms.
Sam Duncombe of
reEarth, an outspoken critic
of the entire LNG project,
said that the newest offer is
yet another example of AES'
"failure to be upfront" about
the project.
In a full-page advert pub-
lished two weeks ago and on
a local radio show on Sun-
day, Aaron Samson, AES'
managing director, touted
the benefits of the Bahamas
giving the go-ahead for the
controversial LNG plant on
Ocean Cay, near Bimini.
The company recently pro-
posed that it will construct
an additional pipeline to the
Bahamas, separate to the
one which will take the liq-
uefied natural gas to Flori-
da.
This additional pipeline
would bring the liquefied
natural gas to the Bahamas.


Mr Samson claimed that
BEC could use the gas,
which is currently cheaper
than oil and a "cleaner" form
of energy, to run its turbines
to produce power.
In turn, BEC could then
pass on the savings which
he claims would amount to
between $1.4 billion and $4
billion over a 15 year period
- to its consumers.
Speaking on IslandFM's
Sunday Conversation show
this past weekend, Mr Sam-


}
; 1
=


.I. #
A f


son confirmed to Ms Dun-
combe a caller to the show
- that if the Bahamas choos-
es to take up his company's
offer to build an LNG
pipeline from the plant on
Ocean Cay to Clifton, it will
be in return for the company
keeping any revenues that it
previously agreed to pass on
to the government in
the form of a "through-put
fee."
That fee would have been
a continuous source of rev-


Bahamian and Haitian are

accused of illegal fishing
A BAHAMIAN and a Haitian were appre- Onboard were two occupants, who had
ended on Monday afternoon by members of, approximately 300 pounds of assorted scaled
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and fish.
accused of illegal fishing in the Northern They were not in possession of the neces-
Bahamas. sary documents needed for commercial fishing,
While on routine patrol off West End, Grand and were subsequently taken into custody.;:.--
Bahama, a Defence Force patrol craft under The vessel and-its crew were-taken into West-
;"the command of Petty Officer Freddy Rolle End, i here theywwere tuithed 6ver to the tele-"'
came upon a 15-foot open hull fishing vessel. vant authorities.



Women's Ministry of the


Commonwealth Baptist Church


hosts a two-day conference


A TWO-DAY CONFER-
ENCE, hosted by the Wom-
en's Ministry of the Com-
monwealth Baptist Church,
starts today with the aim of
helping Bahamian women
with their struggles.
Now in its seventh year,
the "Get It Real Ladies, (let's
discuss) Family, Relation-
ships, Independence, Ene-
mies, Needs, and Don'ts"
(GIRLFRIEND) Conference
was founded by senior pas-
tor Bishop Arnold Josey and
is hosted by his wife, Elder
Vernita Josey.
"Relationships are in
shambles, abuse and violence
have taken over, causing
families to fall apart and
divert from God's divine
order for the family. In other
words women just can't seem
to get it together," the Joseys
said.
In view of this, the couple
decided that Bahamian
women "don't need just
another conference where
they meet to sing, shout, get
happy for the moment and
end up going right back into
their hostile environment of
stress and much struggle.
"What is needed is for us
to get women to a place
where they remove the mask,
the facade and get real, to
meet them at where they are,
discussing real issues that
they face without sugar coat-
ing. God's desire is for us to
help women to reach their
full potential in him," the
Joseys said.
According to the couple,
since its inception, the con-
ference has impacted the
lives of countless women in
Bahamian society who attend
the event in large numbers
each year.
"The response from the
conference attendees has
been overwhelming.
"Many have concluded that


d


I
U


r


their lives have been trans-
formed and empowered
through the life changing
testimonies, the powerful
praise and worship
experience, the anointed
speakers who themselves
have been chosen because of
challenges that they have
overcome.
"This conference has
brought hope to the hopeless
and courage and strength to
those on the verge of giving
up," the Joseys said.
The conference starts
today and continues through
Friday, July 25.
It is held nightly at 7.30pm
at the Commonwealth Bap-
tist Church, located on Com-
monwealth Boulevard in
Elizabeth Estates.
Speakers include Minister
Joy Simmons of the Church
Of God Of Prophecy Taber-
nacle on East Street, Pastor
Dolly King of the Hosanna
Full Gospel Baptist Church
on Abundant Life Road, and


Minister Whitlean Burrows
Minister Whitlean Burrows
of Commonwealth Baptist
Church.


out at new


I


I


A i s '*>







PAGE 4, WEDNESDAY, JUY 23, 2008 THE TRIBUN


EVERY MORNING when we check our e-
mail we discover we are millionaires by the
end of the day we have become millionaires
many times over. In fact if all of these pie-in-the
sky winnings had materialised, we probably
could have helped government make a sizeable
dent in the public debt.
It is alarming the number of crooks and
fraudsters unleashed on the world through the
Internet. And it is probably also incredible the
number of gullible people who have fallen for
the scams. Instead of reaping the promised mil-
lions, they are robbed of their savings.
These crooks must be profiting, because
instead of disappearing they are increasing.
Several years ago Nigeria was known as the
scam capital of the world. Today, these scam-
mers come from every comer of the globe. One
even had the nerve to pose as representing the
Cyber Wiretap and Funds Recovery Depart-
ment of the FBI in the J Edgar Hoover Building
on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. Two
others claimed they were with the US military in
Iraq. According to them they had got their
sticky fingers on a sizeable portion of Saddam
Hussein's loot and needed a partner to help
them get it out of the country. Of course, the
aider and abettor was to share in a millionaire's
percentage of the stolen goods.
These scams started small by the occa-
sional letter sent by air mail. Today, thanks to
the Internet, they arrive on one's desk daily.
There are so many of them operating that by the
time we have cleared them out of our system,
we fear we might have deleted some of our
legitimate mail. At the end of the task our delete
finger is exhausted and our delete key seems to
have settled into a perpetual depressed posi-
tion.
Years ago the Nigerian scams mdde world
news as people were warned not to fall into
their trap. The Tribune also wrote about them.
By that time there were reports that persons
who had gone to Nigeria to collect their money
had been killed.
One day we received a call from a Bahamian
couple. They were distraught. We forget the
details of their case, but remember that they
lost more than they could afford. We advised
them not to attempt to go to Nigeria to redeem
their losses. We do not recall how their sorry
story ended.
Even Microsoft's name is being used in what
is called a Microsoft Mega Jackpot e-mail win-
ning programme. As Bill Gates' company has
stated in its warning to its software users: If
you haven't played in such a lotto, then obvi-
ously you have won nothing. In other words, if
you have not entered a lotto, either by pur-
chasing a ticket, or submitting your e-mail, how


For the best deal in town on
pre-owned cars, with warranty!


IN STOCK


NOW!
'01 HYUNDAI COUPE
'04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
Very low mileage, very clean
'06 HYUNDAI ELANTRA very c 3an
'06 HYUNDAI TUSCON GLS
'02 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 5dr
'07 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 5dr
'01 SUZUKI BALENO
'05 SUZUKI IGNIS ,


'95 TOYOTA AVALON


UALI LIMITED
#1 AUTO DEALER IN THE BAHAMAS
EAST SHIRLEY STREET 322-3775 325-3079
Visit our showroom at Quality Auto Soles (Freeport) Ltd for similar deals, Queens Hwy, 352-6122
or Abaco Motor Maol, Don MacKay Blvd, 367-2916


can you expect to be a winner of anything?
Don't let your greed get in the way of your
commonsense, if you do, you are certain to be a
loser.
And these people have no conscience. Here
is one example. This person claims to be a rev-
erend gentleman. He gives a name,. and says
he is a public relations secretary of a certain
church in Lagos he also names the church.
All of which are obviously bogus. He claims he
was "accosted by the accounts manager of the
Union Bank of Nigeria, Lagos branch, of an
eventually, but rather obscene act of financial
misappropriation by the past Minister of Petro-
leum ... and an oil merchant."
According to the tall tale, the oil merchant
died in a plane crash in most of these stories
someone is bumped off, leaving a packet of
cash to be disposed of. Apparently, this now
dead merchant left cash in a numbered account
for the former Minister of Petroleum from the
proceeds of a crude oil sale. However, with the
depositor now dead, leaving no information of
next of kin, the minister, who supposedly should
claim the money, is afraid to come forward
b ause the "financial crime securities are trail-
in, his activities."
Now this is where the priest comes in.
According to the priest he was requested to
use his collar to "seek out a respectable investor
who can be trustworthy to receive this fund for
investment purposes on an agreeable term of 20
per cent. Value of fund presently stands at $16.5
million."
Now this is where we are supposed to come
in. For this 20 per cent of $16.5 million we have
been invited to pose as next of kin to justify
the documents being probated *in the Lagos
court so that the money can be paid to us as next
of kin. He says that because he is a priest he can
assure us that this is not a scam and he wants us
to "observe this instruction religiously." He
said he sends us this "mail not without a mea-
sure of fear as to what the consequences are ...
but I know within me," he adds, "that nothing
ventured is nothing gained and that success and
riches never come easy or on a a platter of gold.
"This is the one truth," he continued, "I
have learned from my experience as a reverend
father. Do not betray my.confidence. If we can
be of one accord, we should commence the
business asap. I await your response."
Our response was immediate. We sent his e-
rr il to Fraud Watch International at
ac 'in@fraudwatchinternational.com
We suggest that if any of our readers are
invited to join in any of these scams, they do the
same. To do otherwise could prove disastrous -
riot only a personal loss of money, but also the
theft of your identity.


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

LEONE. 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-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama

TELEPHONES
Switchboard (News, Circulatior nd Advertising) 322-1986
Advertising Manager (242) 502-2352
Circulation Department (242) 502-2387
Nassau Fax: (242) 328-2398
Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242)-352-6608
Freeport fax: (242) 352-9348


EDITOR, The Tribune.
There cannot be one single
Bahamian that would be able
to defend the existing fact that
"some bus drivers" in the
Bahamas are a menace to
society.
They intentionally put pas-'
sengers' lives at risk with dis-
regard and disrespect every-
day with their "high wire
acts".
Innocent passengers, like
"lambs to the slaughter" sit
on these buses without crack-
ing their teeth, while drivers
perform their daredevil acts.
Every day motorists witness
how aggressive bus drivers,
loaded with passengers some
children, overtake as many as
ten vehicles in an effort to gain
an advantage over another
bus driver.
These maniacs could care
less who their passengers are
because their mission is to get
the passenger that they could
see in a distance to make just
one more dollar.
It is almost acceptable to see
a bus driver take a short cut
across someone's property
without feir. '
The police force could care
less because many times the
occupants of the buses are
officers in uniform.
This makes. one wonder if
the officers remain silent just
to get a free ride.
Many times officers can be
seen chatting with bus drivers
becoming too familiar which
obviously compromises their


position. The bus driver then
does what he wishes because
he believes that the police are
"his boy".
The lazy police officers
watch while buses packed to
capacity, weave in and out of
congested streets, but do not
say one single word.
The officers do not have the
balls or the interest to stop
this behaviour before some
innocent passenger loses his
life, but is seen all over the
television making silly com-
mentary after the tragedy
occurs.
The lip service paid to
"cracking down" on bus dri-
vers makes me sick ,to my
stomach.
The consequences that
should be meted out to viola-
tors of reckless driving are
nothing more than a "big bag
of foul air."
These concerns expressed
will'go by unnoticed until
someone is maimed or killed
and then some stop gap mea-
sure would be announced for
a short while and it would
quickly return to business as
usual.
It is time for harsher penal-
ties to be given to bus drivers
and taxi drivers who put his
passengers' lives in danger,
and who consume alcohol
while driving. .


Any bus driver or taxi dri-
ver who drive in a manner
dangerous to the public should
be treated just like anyone
who is attempting to murder,
since driving recklessly could
possibly cause lives.
We in the Bahamas must
begin to look like we are not a
banana republic and not only
implement but carry out the
laws that fit the crime.
It is high time that not only
bus and taxi drivers licenses
be revoked when found vio-
lating a law that may cause
lives, but the franchise holder
too must be heavily penalised
because they are guilty of
greed by pressuring the dri-
ver to meet unrealistic quo-
tas.
We become like hogs when
we focus too much on the
mean green almighty dollar to
the detriment of the welfare
and safety of the public.
It is time to bite the bullet.
If the laws are on the books
implement them, if they are
not, make harsher laws that
would go a long way to pro-
tecting the general public and
make a bus system that is
needed much safer.
Still fearless.

IVOINE INGRAHAM
Nassau, ' .
July, 2008.


EDITOR, The Tribune.

I am writing in response to
the discussion that has been
coming up each Independence
Day for the last few years
regarding white Bahamians
not attending this event and,
what it means.
I think Rev. C.B. Moss
raised the issue a couple of
years ago and I remember
being somewhat amused, and


G ENERATOR






15 kw

t o


D obcat qHiP
"Dahamas
Versatility Productivity Reliability
Crawford St., Oakes Ficid
Telephones: 328-8618/19/20 Fax: 326-4831


this is why. In 2006, the newly
formed Adult National Choir
was asked to sing at the Inde-
pendence Day celebrations at
Clifford Park.
Several white Bahamians,
including myself, were part of
this choir and sang that night.
So not only were we present
at the celebrations, we were
part of the entertainment.
So imagine my surprise
afterwards when I read the
claims that there were no
white Bahamians there!
How did they miss us on the
stage under those glaring
lights that made us so unbear-
ably hot in the middle of July?
I concluded at that time,
and still believe, that people
often see what they want to
see.
However, since this issue
has continued to come up
each year, I would like to put
on the record that I know that


at least in 2006, at the Inde-
pendence Day celebrations
there were several white
Bahamians taking part!
Having said that, I don't
think that attendance at the
Independence Day celebra-
tions should be used as a mea-
sure of a Bahamian's patrio-
tism, love of country, feeling
of unity, etc. Kudos to Mike
Stevenson for his study to find
out why people don't attend
this event.
The next step would be to
survey the people that do
attend to find out why tAey
go, before assuming it is
national pride, and thereby
assuming people who don't
attend don't have any.

FRANCES FARMER
Nassau,
July 22, 2008


I
1^?
j -


6000 BTU
$226.00

7000 BTU
$249.00

12000 BTU
$399.00


fT~~~W ACNNOT ALL MAJOR CREDIT--- --------CARDS^
fcIra S JNr Ba.mi :. &T- ckSo
-. n -oS
3c so


Take these




daredevil bus




drivers off





the streets


Fraud scams keep coming


Attending Independence Day events

should not be a measure of patriotism


AIR-CONDITIONERS! AIR-CONDITIONERSI
AIR-CONDITIONERS! AIR-CONDITIONERS!
AIR-CONDITIONERS! AIR-CONDITIONERSI


STAY COOL ALL YEAR


I


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 4, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008










THE TRIBUNE


MiSA.-NWon


Mission*
to





oIlI


WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008, PAGE 5


By MEGAN REYNOLDS E Tribune Staff Reporter


>>THEMISSION


CONSTRUCTION PROJECT:
BUILDING FOUR CLASSROOMS
THE Grace Community
Church Short-Term Missions
teams have been working with
Haitian communities in Haiti
and throughout the Caribbean
for 23 years, so when they were
invited by a Haitian pastor in
Nassau to assist a church in Port-
de-Paix they took the opportu-
nity to help an area with a local
connection.
Pastor Wilme Joseph, a Hait-
ian-Bahamian preacher at the
Haitian Evangelical church on
Carmichael Road, asked the
team at Grace Community
Church to assist the Good Shep-
herd Evangelical Church in his
home town by helping to build
four classrooms at the expanding
school there.
The Good Shepherd Church
was founded by Pastor Franqois
Renaud 21 years ago with a con-
gregation of just 16.
Today, it has grown to a com-
munity of around 1,700 people,
with a school offering affordable
education to,258 children, ages
five to 12.
But with just four cramped
classrooms for the students, the
Good Shepherd needed help, so
the Grace Community Church
on Palmetto Drive, Nassau,
raised $6,000 for building mate-
rials and the missions team set
out to Port-de-Paix to help build
four more classrooms on the site.
Freelance contractor Tony
Wilson, 45, of Blake Road, Nas-
sau, has been managing con-
struction projects for the mis-
sionary team since 1988, and
was keen to lead the construc-
tion team to Haiti once again.
"Since my first trip I felt God
had called me into short-term
missions," Mr Wilson said.
"I always had a desire to help,
I have these skills to help others,'
and the short-term missions
really made that happen."
Pastor Renaud was over-
whelmed with gratitude for the
missionaries' contribution to
such a desperate community.
"We have problems getting
help, and the people here need
help. They need food, shoes,
clothes, some people can't pay
for school, and they come to me
for help, but I don't have money
even for myself," he said.
During the five days the mis-
sionaries worked on the site in
Haiti, the walls of the four class-
rooms -.. re completed. Only
the roofs need to be finished
now.
Pastor Renaud hopes to also
build a medical clinic at the
church as there are not adequate
facilities for people in the com-



O In brief

Rotaract Club of
Southeast Nassau
Centennial unveils
book and school
supply drive

THE Rotaract Club of
Southeast Nassau Centenni-
al has announced a book
and school supply drive to
benefit the students of Ade-
laide Primary School.
A spokesperson for the
club said they are looking
for books for students in
grades one to six.
"Give the tools of knowl-
edge to our future genera-
tion," he said. "Every child
deserves a chance to excel."
The event will be held at
the Town Centre Mall from
noon to 4pm on Saturday,
July 26.
Every donor will receive a
token of appreciation from
the Rotaract SENC.
The club said it needs vol-
unteers for the drive. Inter-
ested persons were asked to
email: rotaract.senc@gmail.com.


munity, many of whom are suf-
fering from a range of treatable
infections and diseases.
The Grace Church Short-
Term Missions teams will con-
tinue to help the Good Shep-
herd Evangelical Church to con-
tribute to the development in
the community the best way
they can.
THE MEDICAL CLINIC
PUBLIC Health Nurse Fred-
erica Sands, 65, has helped to
heal people in Haiti and Hait-
ian communities throughout the
Caribbean since the Grace
Short-Term Missions team was
formed 23 years ago.
.Mrs Sands, of Shirlea, Nassau,
said after her first mission to
Haiti in 1988 she was "sold".
"When I saw the need, and
the sense of satisfaction I got
from helping, I was determined
within myself that Haiti was
going to be my mission, and the
people here are so grateful for
everything we do.
"They show such gratitude,
you could not help but be a part
of it," she .said.
However, this year's mission
to Port-de-Paix was somewhat
disappointing for Nurse Sands,


The nurses were instead lim-
ited to helping the children who
attended the Vacation Bible
School (VBS) at the church on
Wednesday and Friday last
week.
Five-year-old Dorilas Riben-
son was one of the VBS children
who had a consultation with the
nurse, and Mrs Sands diagnosed
a bacterial infection on his scalp
and gave him the appropriate
ointment.
Surplus medicines were sent
on to a nurse known to the mis-
sionaries in Guischard, who is
in need of medication.
Other medication was left
with the community nurse in


involved with VBS on the
Grace ShortTerm missions
since she was eight years old.
.Without supplies, Lyric and
her team of six teenagers, were
faced with a challenge of keep-
ing 100 children entertained
with the help of translator Pas-
tor Desirjean Eneck from Port-
au-Prince.
"We acted out three stories
of Noah, Joseph and his coat of
many colours, and Adam and
Eve," Lyric said.
"All the young girls sang a
song for the kids, Beijing and
Randy (two young missionar-
ies) did a rap and got the kids
involved, and we played soccer


before the Bible school."
With the crayons, markers
and construction paper they did
have, children made cards and
cardboard visors to take home.
When supplies arrived in time
for Friday's class, children were
given re-usable plastic cups,
bracelets reading 'What Would
Jesus Do', as well as treats and
candies.
Lyric said: "I like to provide
the kids with some sense of edu-
cation they would not normally
get in their regular school or
Sunday school, and to see the
expressions on their faces when
they are exposed to something
that seems so ordinary to us but


they might have never seen
before.
"We give them treats, and
sometimes that is the only thing
they have to eat for the whole
day.
"It is heartbreaking every
time I come, and I know we are
doing something good, but I
also feel so helpless.
"After all these years I have
not gotten used. to roughing it,
but a week of discomfort to
bring somebody else some hap-
piness is worth it.,
"I want to keep doing it, and
try to change people's attitude
at home so they will be more
sympathetic," Lyric said.


New classes are fonning now. Call Success for registration and program. details. 324-7770


_--m ommo Rai- W'---.



Port-de-Paix.
who works at the College of the "it has not been the usual
Bahamas in Nassau, and mis- medical clinic we have when we
sionary Lisa Adderley, 47, a pub- come to Haiti," Nurse Sands
lic health nurse at the Blue Hill said.
Road clinic. "We usually have hundreds o01
Medical supplies did not arrive people come, but without the
with the team when their last supplies there was nothing we
Pineapple Air flight landed on could do."
Saturday.
The painkillers, fever reduc- VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
ers, antacids for the hundreds of CLASSES at the Vacatior
people who do not eat regularly, Bible School in Port-de-Paix
and medicines for worms, ring- took a creative turn as the
worm, head lice, and fungal school's leader Lyric Hanna was
infections did not arrive until forced to work without supplies
Wednesday afternoon., for three out of five days during
This deprived the communi- her classes this year.
ty of the free medical attention The 21-year-old Sea Breeze
the missionaries hoped to pro- resident, who. is studying Ele-
vide for two of the four days that mentary Education at Barry
they worked in Haiti. University in Miami, has beer



DON STAINTON

PROTECTION

WE SELL OUTER SPACE
TELEPHONE: 322-8219 322-8160



ALL ALUMINUM PATIO ROOF OR
SCREENED ROOM


Akn---
*i18~ ~ ~ ^^ *'*


I ALL ALUMINUM CAR PORT
Serving The Bahamian Community Since 1978


SmartSet
Smart people know a good deal when they see one and right
now is the smartest time to get into a new Ford.


2008 FORD EDGE


2008 FORD TA URUS
s37,30000

3.5L V6
Automatic,
fully
Loaded,
with
S.leather
I interior


During the Ford Model Year Clearance you can experience the best
deals of the year, Don't miss the truly amazing opportunity to get
behind the wheel of the most stylish vehicles on the road,



Available at


.. FRIENDLY MOTORS CO. LTD


THOMPSON BOULEVARD TEL.: 356-7100 FAX: 328-6094 s
EMAIL: friendiymotors@hotmail.com WEBSITF: friendlymotorsbahamas.com


p;a ~ior


I -I--







PAGE WENESDA, JUY 23,2008THE TIBUN


FAMILY OF COURTNEY STRACHAN SR; front row left to right: Sybil Louise Coakley Strachan, wife, Flora Hanna, sister-in-law, Courtney
Strachan Jr, son, Marilyn Strachan, daughter-in-law, Desiree and Dashanda Pinder, granddaughters, Kyron Strachan, daughter, Kvon Stra-
chan, grandson


OPPOSITION leader Perry Christie, former Speaker of the House of
Assembly Sir Arlington Butler, Hartlyn Roberts and businessman
Bradley Roberts.


Former Assistant Commissioner of Police


Courtney Strachan is


Franklyn Ferguson/Photos


FORMER
Assistant
Commissioner of
Police Courtney
Strachan laid out
in the foyer at
St Francis Xavier
Cathedral
yesterday.


THE BAHAMAS SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR TRANSFORMING
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003


CONSULTANCY TOPROI7DE TRA4 NINGAND BO1LD C.4PACITYAMONG
PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN SPECIAL EDUCATION IN THE BAHAXM4S


The Government of The Bahamas (GOB) has secured a loan of IS5i18 million from the Inter-
American Development Bank (IDB) as partial funding for thBahamas Support Program for
Transforming Education & Training (SPTET), the total cost of which is USS22.5 million.
The project will support the development and implementation of activities aimed at improving
the quality of education throughout the Bahamas.
One critical aspect of the Progam is to build capacity amongpersons involved in teaching and
supervising students with special needs throughoutthe entire system, with emphasis at the
primary level age groups.
The Bahamas Ministry of Education is nowseeking the services of a suitably qualified
consultant to improve the overall capacity of the education system to deliver efficient services to
the special needs population, specifically to provide capacity building support for curriculum
adaptation, enhanced instruchnal strategies, strengthening school and classroom management
and develop monitoring and evaluation systems anipractices relative to an inclusive educational
setting.
The expected duration of this consultancy is fo up to 250 non-consecutivedays to be delivered
over a 24 month period.
Individuals with a Masters Degree or higher in SYrial Education with specialization in inclusive
education practices and with training and expeise in curriculum development should apply.
Candidates should demonstrate leadership in thdesign, delivery and evaluation of training in
Special Education in the Englb-speaking Caribbean.
Shortlisted candidates may be required to attendtn on-site interview before final selection.
Kindly submit resumes of not more tha n 4 pages (including references and


work done) electronically or in hard copy to the address below


The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture
The IDB Project Management Unit
P.O. Box N 3913/4
2 d Floor, Trehl Plaza
Tonique Williams-Darling Hwy.
Nassau, Bahamas
Attn: John R Haughton, Project Manager
Telephone: (242) 325-4725/4748
Email:jhaughtonidbproiectyahoo.com
And tmunningsidbproiect(('wahoo.com


The closing date for applic nations is Friday August 15 h 2008.


A POLICE honour guard leaves St Francis Xavier Cathedral,
West Hill Street yesterday afternoon with the body of former
Assistant Commissioner of Police Courtney Strachan. Mr Stra-
chan was buried at St Agnes graveyard.


RETIRED senior officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force listening to Acting Commissioner Reginald
Ferguson reflect on the life of Courtney Strachan.








Drive It!, Drag It!,



Pull It!, Push It!

















Special Trade In Prices On sn

Tiida's, Murano's Al mera's, PF kup's,

Frontiers, and 15 Seater Buses




EVEN IF IT DOESN'T MOVE


WE WILL TRADE IT IN.





Sanpin Motors Ltd.

Your Nissan Dealers In The Bahamas.


__ I


- -


11


PAGE 6, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008


THE TRIBUNE















Great ship designer who





called the Bahamas home


S HIPPING is the lifeblood
of the global economy.
And while most people know
that the Bahamas is a major flag
of convenience (with over 1600
vessels registered), few are aware
that one of the world's greatest
ship designers once called our
islands home.
George Campbell left his
imprint on an entire global
industry, but moved about large-
ly uAnoticed and nowhere
more so than here. In fact, when
his estate recently gave $10 mil-
lion to the College of the
Bahamas, most Bahamians had
never heard his name, although
he had lived in Nassau intermit-
tently since the late 1960s.
His, contribution to industrial
development goes back to the
dark days of the Second World
War, when the first mass-pro-
duced freighter known as the
Liberty ship helped win the
war and drove the resurgence of
global trade afterwards.
But Campbell had nothing to
do witi the Liberty ship a sim-
ple 11,000-ton freighter fitted
with a crude reciprocating steam
engine capable of pushing it at a
leisurely 10 1/2 knots. Mass pro-
duced in American shipyards to
a British design, these ships
delivered the troops and supplies
that were crucial to the Allied
war effort.
They were designed for econ-
omy and speed of construction,
and by the middle of the war
they were being churned out in
under 60 days at $2 million a
pop. Altogether, about 2700
were built and several hundred
managed to survive the war.
They were acquired by shipown-
ers who wanted to rebuild their
fleets.
"The sale of about 100 Liber-
ties to Greek shippers launched a
wave of expansion and prosper-
ity that has continued for almost
60 years," retired Nassau-based
shipping consultant Bill
Bardelmeier told me recently.
"Throughout the 1950s the Lib-
erty ship was the benchmark-set-
ter for world shipping."


TOUGHCALLI


But as we said, George Camp-
bell had absolutely nothing to do
with that.
A former shipyard apprentice
of Scottish descent, Campbell
had been posted to Canada by
the Royal Navy in 1941 to help
salvage and repair war-damaged
ships. After the war he stayed
on, setting up a small marine
engineering firm in Montreal
with his brother Jack.
But in 1949, as the Japanese
ship industry began to revive, he
moved to Tokyo. It was the
beginning of a relationship that
lasted 35 years and produced the
world's most influential ship
design firm GTR Campbell &
Co. Campbell attracted billions
of dollars to Japan, and was a
major factor in the country's rise
to dominance in world ship-
building.

t was the Liberty ship that
led to his amazing success.
By the 1960s these workhorses
had become obsolete and ship-
pers were clamouring for a
replacement. Campbell as the
lead designer for Ishikawajima
Harima Heavy Industries (IHI)
was in an ideal position to
develop a hew vessel. It was
called the Freedom class, and
hundreds were produced from
1965 onwards.
According to Bardelmeier,
"these new vessels were capable
of fitting economically into mod-
ern shipyard production meth-
ods, thus becoming cheaper to
produce and able to be marketed
at an attractive price.
Campbell and IHI became the
most famous team in the indus-
try.
Bardelmeier had a passing
acquaintance with Campbell


years ago: "We met in Nassau
and Tokyo, but were never very
friendly toward each other -
not for any particular reason
except we both had rather snot-
ty egos professionally. He was a
bit of a dour curmudgeon I
thought."
The Japanese shipbuilder, IHI,
became one of the world's
largest, while GTR Campbell &
Co produced a stream of
advanced but simple to operate
vessels that could be mass pro-
duced. Shipyards around the
world began buying licences to
use Campbell's designs for
tankers, bulk carriers, research
ships, coast guard cutters and ice-
breakers.
On delivery of the first Free-
dom ship in 1965, the head of
IHI acknowledged that "Mass
production of commercial ships
has never been carried out,
except in the case of the Liberty
ships during the war. But there
should be no reason for not
adopting the idea for shipbuild-
ing."
Campbell had developed one
of the most successful standard
vessel designs ever conceived.
And in time, he became a
shipowner himself.
"He lived frugally and needed
an investment outlet for the sub-
stantial design fees that were
pouring in," Bardelmeier
explained. "He established a
Nassau office in the late 60s and
owned one of the Chertsey pent-
houses on West Bay Street."
Campbell's shipping opera-
tions were to take the name
Dockendale, after the family
farm where he was raised in
northern England. The compa-
ny was managed by an engineer
named Les Fernandes, and grew
to control a fleet of 33 vessels.


Fernandes developed a substan-
tial staff of Bahamians who run
the day-to-day operation in Nas-
sau with satellite offices in other
major world entrepots.
"I attended a luncheon for the
whole Dockendale staff some
years ago," Bardelmeier said,
"and came away with the distinct
feeling that they had an unusual
degree of group spirit and loy-
alty exceeding anything I had
ever seen. Focused effort was
being made to send Nassau staff
to fill vacation slots in Australia

"It was the
Liberty ship that
led to his amazing
success. By the.
1960s these
workhorses had
become obsolete
and shippers were
clamouring for a
replacement.
Campbell as
the lead designer
for Ishikawajima
Harima Heavy
Industries (IHI)-
was in an ideal
position to
develop a new
vesseL"

and the Far East, and' the
Bahamians seemed delighted at
the chance to gain a broader
view of the organization and
enjoyed working directly with
employees around the world
with whom they normally only
had electronic contact."
By the early 1990s Dockendale
had formed a joint venture part-
nership with Danish shipowner
Torben Jensen's Clipper Group.


Clipper controls about 250 ves-
sels and makes the decisions on
freight contracts and charters,
while Dockendale handles the
management details of hiring and
paying the international crews,
scheduling repairs and mainte-
nance, and provisioning all the
ships.
Dockendale is owned today
by Fernandes and Jensen. And
the Clipper Group operates
about 10 per cent of the 1600
plus ships flying the Bahamian
flag around the world. Both com-
panies are based at Dockendale
House on West Bay Street.
Meanwhile, Campbell's design
firm was taken over by another
Indian engineer named Anthony
Prince, and is based at Sandy
Port.
G T R Campbell Marine Con-
sultants supervises shipbuilding
projects in China, Japan, Singa-
pore, South Koreaand India.
Clipper has built over 40 ships
with Prince, most of them under
technical management by Dock-
endale. Prince also took the time
to design a new inter-island trad-
ing vessel for the Bahamas.
The Fiesta Mail operated by
the Mailboat Company is fitted
with many advanced features
and is said to be safer and more
efficient than many of the older
inter-island vessels that still are
seen around Potters Cay. The
225-foot vessel can carry 46 cars,
eight trailers or 20 containers, as
well as up to 600 passengers.
Campbell's interests in Nas-
sau have always been looked
after by a Bahamian lawyer
named Lowell Mortimer, who
first met him in 1973 as a fresh-
faced attorney in Darrel Rolle's
law office.
"He didn't have many local
investments and he spent only a
month or so a year here, but our
relationship continued until his
death in 1994.
The Freedom Foundation was
set up 10 years before that to
give scholarships to Bahamians
to study agriculture and engi-
neering. Over the years we have
given about 30 of them there
are six doing marine engineer-


ing at State University of New
York right now."
According to Mortimer,
Campbell liked to consider him-
self a gentleman farmer and was
very interested in promoting
agricultural development.

H is foundation helped
to create the College
of the Bahamas' Poultry
Research unit at Gladstone
Road in the late 1990s, and
recently agreed to fund a degree
programme in environmental sci-
ence and sustainable develop-
ment.
"We felt that contributing to
the College itself, rather than
simply handing out scholarships,
would benefit the Bahamas in a
more universal and sustainable
way," said Mortimer, who is now
the Campbell estate's only
trustee.
The foundation draws on
Campbell's estate, which has
assets of $200 million in ships.
"This gift will support a pro-
gramme that is central to nation-
al development and imperative
for our future," COB President
Jayne Hodder told the press
recently. "Small island sustain-
ability will be a flagship pro-
gramme for the new University
of The Bahamas where we will
graduate students who will make
a difference to this country
through eco-tourism, environ-
mental management, agricultur-
al development, and policy
development."
As a result of this donation,
many Bahamians are hearing
George Campbell's name for the
first time 14 years after he
died at the age of 84. He was one
of the great global innovators,
an "invisible giant" who man-
aged the remarkable feat of
changing an industry while
scrupulously avoiding public
attention.
What do you think?
Send comments to:
larry@tribunemedia.net
Or visit:
www.bahamapundit.com


6A V.kA & 6ea.4., W


~i~stateS6


W gtfeXi6de


Is~----- r


/L






" /


I'3'


Completed Infrastructure includes:

Paved Roads

Water and Sewerage

Phone and Cable

Electricity

Street Lights



Recreational Park include:

Tennis Courts

Ornamental Pond

Jogging Trails & Playground

Basketball Court


'S25-6456 or 325-

Welcome to our Open Howu

Saturday July 26, 2008


vvCr-Uir-outY, JULY e3, /uuo, r-M u /


THE TRIBUNE


~Eirs


. W"~









PA GE W E NESDA JU Y 23, 2008A LE T IBU N


FROM page one Man turns


upstairs neighbour screaming
for help around 12.30 am,
friends said. Neighbours fran-
tically called the police. He was
taken to hospital where he lat-
Cr died.
A trail of blood was found at
the nearby Temple Christian
Primary School, suggesting
Wilson's attacker fled the
scene on foot.
His death, coupled with the
killing of AIDS activist
Wellington Adderley days ear-
lier and the 2007 murders of
handbag designer Harl Taylor
and college professor Thad-
deus McDonald, prompted
speculation of a gay serial
killer.
Police have disputed this
Iheory citing a lack of evidence
linking the four 'gay' murders.
On June 23 and 24, police
released two sketches of men


himself in
wanted for questioning in rela-
tion to Wilson's murder.
The first was a composite
sketch of a man with a shaved
eyebrow and pierced ears
believed to be 19 or 20, 5 ft 8
inches, who witnesses said was
seen running bare-chested on
Collins Avenue onto McCul-
lough Corner the morning of
Wilson's murder.
He was reportedly bleeding.
The second sketch was of a
man witnesses said was seen
leaving Wilson's apartment
the evening before he was
killed.
He was described as of
medium-brown complexion,
between 18 and 25, of medi-
um build and around 140 to
150 pounds.


San Salvador runs out of gasoline

FROM page one

transporting more than 120,000 gallons of fuel for Shell, Texaco,
and Esso. Along with gasoline, the tanker also carried aviation
kerosene and light automotive diesel.
However, with no tanker grounded or any noticeable shortage
in New Providence, it is uncertain as to why San Salvador has once
again been unable to keep up with its fuel needs. In the past, when
the island was hit with fuel shortages residents were restricted to
purchases of only $20 worth of diesel or gasoline until supplies
could be replenished.
However, with this $20-a-day restriction, residents were limit-
ed to only a little over three gallons of fuel a day.
Sources say that San Salvador, like many other Out Islands, is
supposed to have a fuel depot that can hold at least 4,000 gallons
of petroleum. These depots, or "satellite plants", as they are
called in the fuel industry, are supposed to be tested regularly to
ensure they can be filled with the optimum amount of fuel to sus-
tain the island in case of any unforeseen emergencies.
However, it is unknown if this procedure is being properly
followed and maintained in San Salvador.



HORTICULTURAL

CONSULTANT

Sandals Resorts International invites applications
for the following position

Horticultural Consultant for Sandals Northern Caribbean
Properties including the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos
Islands

The applicant must meet the following criteria;

Minimum 15 years agronomic and horticultural
experience with a minimum 5 years in a supervisory
position

Diploma in a turf, horticultural related field of study

Thorough knowledge of tropical and sub tropical
plants, grasses, diseases and insects control

Thorough knowledge of all related pesticides, uses
and safe handling procedures

Thorough knowledge of fertilizers both liquids and
solids, and able to calibrate spraying equipment
Thorough knowledge of, electrical and manual
irrigation systems

Willing and able to travel

Applications should be email to:
Cmajor@grp.sandals.com


Alleged wife killer




'commits suicide'


FROM page one

anti-depressants and was see-
ing a psychotherapist even
before the death of his wife. Mr
Bethel was "severely
depressed," he said.
Mr Williams also said that he
verbally advised officials at the
prison last Thursday during a
visit that Mr Bethel should be
watched.
He said that he went to the
prison the day after Mr Bethel
was remanded and "spoke to
the parties concerned and (he)
told the officers, you
know...'watch this man' because
on my interview I realized
something was wrong with
him."
The following day (Friday),
Mr Williams said that he sent
an official letter to the prison
requesting that the doctor
ensured that Mr Bethel saw a
urologist as was promised. ,
Mr Williams said he also not-
ed in his letter that Mr Bethel
needed psychiatric help based


on his interaction with him in
an interview. The attorney fur-
ther requested that Mr Williams
receive his medication, includ-
ing anti-depressants, and drugs
to treat the blockage, that were
at the Central Detective Unit.
Yesterday morning when Mr
Bethel was to appear in court
for the first time since the
arraignment, Mr Williams said
he was going to ask for a court
order to ensure that these things
were done.
The prison has been unable
for some reason to say whether
at this stage Mr Bethel had seen
a psychiatrist, said Mr Willi-1m
He has instead been referred t
prison doctors who so far he has
been unable to reach. The attor-
ney said, however, that he
intends to attempt to speak with
them again today.
Police were made aware of
the death of Mr Bethel shortly
after it occurred. CDU is now
conducting an investigation. A
coroner's inquest is also being
organized, according to the


i


w


FIREFIGHTERS LEAVE a house next to a Texaco Station on E
Street yesterday after extinguishing a fire there. Photo: Tim C


Ministry of National Security.
Neighbours recalled being
awakened by the screams of
Mrs Bethel at around 11 o'clock
on the night of her murder. Her
cries for help led them to call
for police assistance. Mrs Bethel
was heard screaming "I rebuke
you" and "Lord have mercy"
in the final minutes of her life.
She was pronounced dead at
Princess Margaret Hospital lat-
er that night. .
At Mr Bethel's arraignment
on July 16th at Court 1, Bank
Lane, his attorney Devard
Williams told the court that Mr
Bethel urgently needed to be


seen by a doctor. He had a renal
tract blockage, his lawyer said at
the time.
Chief Magistrate Roger
Gomez agreed to the request
and ordered that he be
taken to a doctor after the
arraignment and that the prison
doctor be made aware of his
condition.
There have been conflicting
reports of what was at the cen-
tre of the dispute between the
Bethels, which led her husband
to stab her to death. Uncon-
firmed reports suggest the two
might have been arguing over
money.


Fire at Marsh Harbour's largest food. store
FROM page one
day that the destruction of Maxwell's will have a devastating
effect on the island's economy.
In addition to over 40 people being out of a job, Mr Lockhart
said that Abaconians have also lost their major grocery suppli-
er.
"People were already experiencing difficulties finding basic
things like milk, bread and cheese. The shelves of the (food
stores) are often empty. It was bad enough before, but now with
Maxwell's gone, it's going to be even worse," he said.
One resident of Abaco said that Maxwell's serviced "so
many" communities on the island.
Those communities, she said, will now struggle to find anoth-
er source from which to purchase their supplies and necessities.


Tourists stranded in Abaco


j FROM page one

ity to absorb the stranded visi-
tors.
"When these things happen
it causes a lot of disruption,"
said Mr Sawyer.
"We made sure that those
people had the ability to get off
the island by Saturday evening."
Vintage Props and Jets pro-
vided a twice-daily, primarily
scheduled commuter service to
Abaco, and the option of pri-
vate charters for passengers and
cargo. The summer was tradi-
tionally the airline's peak sea-
i son.
In 2006, the airline transport-
ed 16,399 people between Flori-
However, in 2007, this num-
ber fell to 11,913, according to
Stephen Cooke, director of
business development at the air-
line's hub, Daytona Beach
S ,, International Airport (DBIA).
.- The airline's closure is a tan-
gible sign that the Bahamas'
main industry, tourism, cannot
escape the fallout from the glob-
al economic turbulence and the
downturn in the American
economy in particular.
Yesterday, Mr Sawyer was
optimistic that in the long-term
the market will provide addi-
tional airlift to compensate for
VPJ's decline.
"It usually does, and I think
t B that will happen in this case as
East Bay well," he said.
3larke Meanwhile, on its web site,


the .airline said that it intends
to "reorganise and resume
operations as soon as possible."
It added: "The company sin-
cerely apologises to all cus-
tomers affected, but the finan-
cial burdens put upon us have
exceeded our ability to continue
operations as usual."
In June, the airline said that
the past year has been "the
most challenging year in the his-
tory of Vintage's operations."
Problems included increased
government regulation and ris-
ing costs that required fare
increases, according to a state-
ment.
Last month's launch of a new
50-seater service from DBIA to
Marsh Harbour and Treasure
Cay, with a stop in between in
Fort Lauderdale, failed to
secure the business's foothold
in the industry.
The company said on its web
site that its "current plan is to
issue vouchers for all unflown
reservations," to would-be pas-
sengers.
"We completely understand
that this may be no consolation
to you at this current time.
However, until we are able to
restructure, this is the best solu-
tion to record what the compa-
ny owes you," VPJ said.
It is suggested that customers
"left in a lurch" by VPJ's clo-
sure try airlines such as
Bahamasair, Bimini Island Air,
Yellow Air, Baer Air,
Continental Gulf Stream or
Twin Air.


BRING YOUR OLD 4cyl. VEHICLE TO TRADE SO YOU CAN UPGRADE


When you've loved someone
deeply they are never lost to you.


PPECIO iIMOD1E OF


OCTAVIAS BASTIAN (UNCLE)
Sunset: 1V July. 2001

Will Live On In Our Hearts Forever...
Djdd> it', b.'cn 7 .,or_ hut0 ii ledI'- like h IUt ,c'CrdJa,
,ou .icrc here .,,nih ii, 'lj, iarc o dccpl. mi'A-J LA
all] o uf .i tl icre IclI b.:lrind to ecrrn cii. c..cn more
bv the JadJit lon' 1. Iic Iilamrid hom 1cIi tell :kI linic
sl.OIic o1 ou tlhcir .raridlialher on ,a Jdh l..lul You
ill lore~cr be ih u~ i ll
lour I o' i- ,.j, P t11 1 ,i'rr.ny lowcr wile B',rbira .'lc' oted
children 'ir.i ..l riiud:lliildr. n ir-Iu .,roi he.' _.i, cr,
riuccc. uarid nciphcoii


.:6*..


. .-.' '-. .


:a


LI I II I---


PAGE 8, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


li= i !i--Wr! F-lHijiv.LHriL4:


~J~dMdM$~63


r


,ull tilc fu__cd but volir icmon,,c
A4htill hkc oil or nlami '.:'cfaUo- -,







WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008, F'AG.E


THE TRIBUNE


* CALN


New Labyrinth at Garden of the Groves

now part of one-hour tour schedule


'A NIRVANA FOR REFLECTION'


J


WALKS SI** TH.AHYun5iio Crsohr.ecetwak.h radBhmaaLbrnh


GRAND Bahama The
new Labyrinth at Garden of
the Groves can now be seen as
part of the garden's one-hour
tour schedule, it was
announced yesterday.
The garden will officially
open to the public on Octo-
ber 1 and the Labyrinth will
then be available for use any
time during park hours.
Facilitated Labyrinth walks
will be available in Septem-
ber for those persons needing
guidance.
In the meantime, the guided
tours are held every weekday
at 10am or 2pm.
A spokesperson for the gar-
den said: "A Labyrinth is a
sacred healing tool; a place of
beauty where you can recon-
nect with your Creator, Moth-
er Earth and your own soul. It
is a place to calm, centre and
rebalance your body and mind
and receive guidance and


blessings of love and peace.
"A Labyrinth can be
walked, skipped or even
danced. It provides a quiet,
holy place a nirvana for
reflection, meditation, suppli-
cation and celebration."
The Char.tres-style
Labyrinth is an important fea-
ture of the newly restored
Garden of the Groves.
"The land supporting the
Labyrinth had been awaiting
its arrival; the exact piece of
ground, perfect in dimension
and location near the little
Church, presented itself to
us," the spokesperson
explained.
"Now, this week, with the
great help of Gaby and her
team from Lucaya Nursery,
and the ongoing support of
Erika Gates and Michelle
Hansom and their wonderful
team, we are starting the land-
scaping and beautifying of our
,J,-L


Labyrinth Garden in which,
with the help of Blue Water
Pools and Dr Kevin Bethel,
we are creating a .lily pond for
reflection. We will be provid-
ing natural shade and seating
for people wishing to contem-
plate and journal in this sacred
garden space which will be
entered through a beautiful
arbour."
Much of the work and some
materials were donated to the
project, including the actual
piece of land in the Garden
of the Groves.
The Labyrinth team say
there are still, however, many
bills to meet and funding
needed to complete the "his-
torical community project".
Everyone gifting time, tal-
ent, materials and funding will
be known as an 'Illuminator',
and will have their name
carved in stone in the
Labyrinth.


TOYOTA moving forward


4Runner

I LBL .

M~ L UH


The Toyota 4Runner has supreme power and style in a
tough, sophisticated form.
Features include: V6 4.0 litre engine, automatic transmission, 2WD system, A/C,
dual airbags, power windows, locks and mirrors, keyless entry, automatic
power back door window and jam protection system and CD player.

3 TOYOTA

Backed by a 3-year/60,000 mile factory warranty.


EXECUTIVE
MOTORS LTD

AlTI II IM 1.) TOYOTA DEAL ER


Auto Mall. Shirley Street I-,pp. St, Ma.itthew's Chucht
Open Mon to Fri Sam 5: -.in
Sat Sam 12noon ii ll
Tel: 397-1700
E-mail:r c \c rs 0l. i ', bantI ni bs
Parts and service guaranteed _


7".7-', : ,' ,"


.. . .. ;
'".. -- q. ." :./; -. "-


The RM Bailey Senior High School
class of 1988 is celebrating its 20th
anniversary this year, and has planned
a series of events which run right up to
the end of the year.
The first fundraiser was a grill-out
held on July 5, during which former
classmates got a chance to raise funds
for the school, and at the same time
their fellowship.
There also have been several "meet
and greet" events, and a number more
are scheduled for the coming months.


FURNITURE


The next major event is a boat crtii'
planned for September 20,. fIoll(h l
by a walkathon on September .'7.
There will be a church service IIi nextI
day.
A grand banquet is to be held on
October 4 at the Atlantis Resort.
All graduates of 1988 wcrc askcd in
support these events "and he a pa Il ,
the fun and fellowship."
Meetings of the graduating cla,.s at c
held every Thursday at 7pmr alt Ih
school on Robinson Road.


ZopV


Celebrating .
2N years W W" i "

Nassau Grand Bahama World Wide Web


for as low as




pel WV(4 '


E INOy watching your



favourite iPod videos on TV


Stereo Systems
Boom boxes
TV's & DVD's

plus so, so much more...





fr In


Financing online]'F.1-
O"S -' 3 ,O.


Tel: (242) 397-PLUS (7587)
NASSAU e Town Centre Mall
Mon-Sat 9am-9pm
Fax: (242) 325-6368


VISA
:7
V/$


* With Appruv.di ('
SSome StipulHih


Tel: (242) 352-PLUS (7S/i
GRAND BAHAMA Madeira ( oft
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm Sat 9nm hio,,
Fax: (242) 352-9 '


Available n Grand Bahama at Quailty Auto Sales IFreepct!i '* eens Hwy. 352-I622 Abaco Motor Mali, Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2916


___nY


I


RM IBaieBdasf 1988 la'

segraieso0hanivemrHsaryeye


FPGLi I


T.


4' ----







PAGE 10, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


JULY 23, 2008


7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30

Wild Florida The Windsors: A Royal Dynasty Nova scienceNOW Leeches; sys- arerGroundhog Day" Escort
WPBT "Florida's Ani- The lives of Queen Elizabeth II and tematic survey of millions of star ship loses a man overboard. (
mals" (CC) Prince Philip. C (CC) (DVS) systems; stem cells. (N) (CC) (DVS)
The Insider (N) Big Brother 10 One housemate is Criminal Minds "Honor Among CSI: NY "Boo" The team encounters
B WFOR n (CC) evicted. (Live) n (CC) Thieves" Kidnapped Russian immi- creepy events while investigating a
grant. A3 (CC) mass murder. f (CC)
Access Holly- The Baby Borrowers One couple The Baby Borrowers One couple (:01) Law & Order "Strike" A legal
S WTVJ wood (CC) hosts a slumber party. n (CC) faces a tough decision; a difficult aid striker is killed outside the court-
family outing. (N) ) (CC) house. (CC)
S WSVNDeco Drive So You Think You Can Dance Top eight. (N) (I (CC) News (N) (CC)

Jeopardy! (N) Wife Swap "Myers/Sutton" A mom Supernanny "Daniels Family" Jo Primetime: Crime (CC)
B WPLG (CC from Kentucky; a mom from Illinois. confronts a couple whose six chil-
(CC) dren rule the house. A (CC)

(:00) The First Dog the Bounty Dog the Bounty Dog the Bounty Hunter Dog Criss Angel Mindfreak "Walk on
A&E 48(CC) Hunter Hawaiian Hunter (CC) makes a goodwill trip to a home for Lake" (Season Premiere) Lake
surfer. children in need. (N) (CC) Mead. (N) (CC)
(:00) BBC World BBC News Asia Business BBC News Fast Track News
BBCI News America (Latenight). Report (Latenight).
BET Hell Date (CC) KeAnthonySpe- Baldwin Hills ** i HUSTLE & FLOW (2005) Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson. A
B ET cial (N) (CC) (CC) pimp wants to rap his way out of his dead-end life. (CC)
G G This Hour Has Little Mosque on Sophie ) (CC) CBC News: the fifth estate f CBC News: The National (N) t
CBC 22 Minutes (CC) the Prairie (DVS) (CC) (CC)
C 00) Kudlow & The Suze Orman Show (CC) American Greed The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch
CNBC Company (CC)
N:00) Lou Dobbs CNN Election Center CNN Presents "Black in America: The Black Woman & Family" Blacks'
CNN night (CC) achievements and struggles. (N) (CC)
Scrubs J.D. must The Daily Show The Colbert Re- Futurama Leela South Park (CC) South Park "Fan- Mind of Mencia
COM give a patient bad With Jon Stew- port (CC) gets to play ball. astic Easter Spe- (N) (CC)
news. art (CC) n (CC) cial'
(:00) LIFE IS RUFF (2005) Kyle (:35) Hannah Hannah Mon- The Suite Life of Wizards of Wa- Life With Derel
DISN Massey A teenage slacker adopts a Montana 0 tana f (CC) Zack & Cody very Place "Misadventures in
stray dog. A (CC) (CC) Nightmares. "Credit Check" Babysitting"
This Old House This Old House Sweat Equity Deconstruction Man Caves- Under Construc- Under Construc-
DIY Project house. (CC). Building a deck. (N) tion tion
DWger 37 Grad Journal: Tages- Made in Ger- Journal: In Euromaxx
D them many Depth -
E The Daily 10 (N) The Soup Pre- The Soup Pre- The Girls Next The Girls Next Living Lohan Wildest Wed-
sents sents Door Door "Showgirls ding Show
ESPN (:00) MLB Baseball Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets. From Shea Stadium in Flush- Baseball Tonight (Live) (CC)
ing, N.Y. (Subject to Blackout) (Live) (CC)
EPNI ATP Tennis U.S. Open Series -- Rogers Cup -- Day 3. Boxing Wednesday Night Fights. Jeff Lacy vs. Epifanio Mendoza. From
ESPNI From Toronto. (Live) (CC) Carbazon, Calif. (Live)
EWTN aily Mass: Our EWTN Live Super Saints The Holy Rosary The Loretta Young Show
rWV IIN Lady
FI V (:00) Cardio The Dan Ho The Dan Ho Get Fresh With Get Fresh With Art of the Athlete "Greg Louganis"
l ast (CC) Show Show (CC) Sara Snow (CC) Sara Snow (CC) Greg Louganis. A (CC)
FO N Fox Report- The O'Reilly Factor (CC) Hannity & Colmes (CC) On the Record With Greta Van
S Shepard Smith ___Susteren (CC)
(:00) MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at Florida Marlins. From Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Inside the Mar- The FSN Final
FSNFL Subject to Blackout) (Live) lines Score (Live)
GOLF Natalie Gulbis Inside the PGA Golf Central 19th Hole The Approach Top 10 19th Hole
Special Tour (Live)
GSN Catch 21 (CC) Who Wants to Be a Millionaire n Family Feud Family Feud 1 Catch 21 (CC) Pramid
GSN (CC) (CC) (CC) __(CC)
(h:00) Attack of X-Play Updates; Unbeatable Ninja Warrior Ninja Warrior Attack of the Show! Gadget re-
Tech the Show! (N) cheats. (N) Banzuke views; "Hurl!"; Japan.
(:00) Walker, Walker, Texas Ranger Walker re- * SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL: WINTER'S END (1999, Drama)
HALL exas Ranger calls his fiancee when her killer is Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Jack Palance. Jacob's dying father re-
"Devil's Tur released from prison. C1 (CC) tums to make peace with his son. (CC)
Property Virgins The Property Big City Broker Property Virgins The Unsellables Flipping Out Jeff notices that work
HGTV A gal plans to fly Shop Million-dol- ( (CC) "NouveauxBe- The Camara fam- aroundhis house isn't getting done.
the coop. n lar mansion. innings" (CC) ily's home. (C
INSP Victory Joyce Meyer: Zola Levitt Pre- Inspiration To- Life Today With This Is Your Day The Gospel
Everyday Life sents (CC) day James Robison (CC) Truth (CC)
TL R, eba lockedd My Wife and According to Family Guy The Family Guy "Pe- Two and a Half Two and a Half
Sand Loaded" Kids "Back Story" Jim n (Part 2 of Griffins inherit a tergeist" (CC) Men n(CC) Men 1. (CC)
"T ..... C (C)'. (C. C () mansion. (CC) __
Still Standing Reba Reba takes Reba Disciplining GLASS HOUSE: THE GOOD MOTHER (2006, Suspense) Angie
LIFE C (CC) care of Brock. Henry. (CC) Harmon, Joel Gretsch, Jordan Hinson. Orphans fall into the clutches of
(CC) unhinged adoptive parents. (CC)
MSNBC 00 Hardball untdownWith Keith Olber Verdict With Dan Abrams Countdown With KeithOlber-
MSNBCP, Contonban Abrams mann
Zoe 101 SpongeBob Family Matters Home Improve- Home Improve- George Lopez George Lopez
NICK cc___ SquarePants n (CC) ment n (CC) ment (C (CC) (C) (CC)
T :00) Celebrity Big Brother10 One housemate is In Plain Sight "Who Shot Jay Am- News(N) A News
NTV Circus l (CC) evicted. (Live) A (CC) stein' (CC) (CC)
SPEED PassTime (N) American Thun- American Thun- Pinks Pinks All Out- Wrecked Wrecked
SPEEDder der takes (N)_____
:00) Billy Gra- Behind the Grant Jeffrey Ancient Secrets Jack Van lmpe Praise the Lord (CC)
TBN ham Classic Scenes (CC) (CC) of the Bible (CC) Presents (CC)
Crusades
Everybody Family Guy Pe- Family. Guy Pe- Tyler Perry's Tyler Perry's Tyler Perry's Tyler Perry's
TBS Loves Raymond ter helps Bill Clin- ter acts like a House of Payne House of Payne House of Payne House of Payne
The Will" (CC) ton. C (CC) child. n (CC) Spring cleaning. Liz moves in. Aptitude test. Slumber party.
Jon & Kate Plus Jon & Kate Plus Jon & Kate Plus Take Home Nanny Tanjutcos" Alex Jon & Kate Plus Jon & Kate Plus
TLC 8A new formal 8 Favorite in- 8 "Viewer FAQ" and Meg Tanjutco are overwhelmed 8 Mady and Cara 8 Installing new
picture, stances. (CC) by their triplets. (CC) cook. carpeting.
(:00) Law & Or- Law & Order An undercover police Law & Order "Hindsight" A murder Cold Case Lilly investigates the
TNT der Married With officer is murdered after her identity victim is found in Falco's bathroom, case of an autistic boy who wit-
Children" is revealed. (CC) (DVS) n (CC) (DVS) nessed his parents' murder. (CC)
TOON Chop Socky George of the Ben 10: Alien Total Drama Is- Johnny Test / Ben 10 Naruto
IM ON Chooks Jungle Force land (CC)
TRU Cops "Las Ve- Most Shocking "Chases & Crashes Most Daring (N) Black Gold The Viking crew hits
T U gas" (CC) 2" pay dirt with their second hole.
S00)Toute une TATIE DANIELLE (1990) Tsilla Chelton. Une vieille (:45) En fanfare Vivre h velo Partir autrement
hTV5 istoire dame rend la vie impossible a son entourage.
TWC (:00) Abrams & Bettes: Beyond the Forecast Weather: Evening Edition (CC)
S :00) Querida Al Diablo con Los Guapos Fuego en la Sangre Hermanos Don Francisco Presenta La Dinas-
UNIV nemiga buscan venganza. tia Final; Silvia Final.
(:00) Law & Or- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ** HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS (2003, Romance-Comedy)
USA der: Criminal In- "Raw" Detectives investigate a Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg. A writer bets she
tent (CC) school shooting. C (CC) can seduce a man and then drive him away. (CC)
VH1 00) Public 40 Hottest Hotties of the '90s C, (CC) Brooke Knows SHOWGIRLS
VH Apologies ABest (CC) (1995) / (CC)
VS. I:00 TapouT Cycling Tour de France Stage 17. From Embrun to L'Alpe-d'Huez, France.
(:00) America's Corner Gas Corner Gas Becker "Noctur- Becker "The Tor- WGN News at Nine (N) Cl (CC)
WGN Funniest Home Hank's premon,- Brent's inheri- ral Omissions" Mentor" (CC)
Videos C (CC) tions, n tance. n (CC)
Family Guy The America's Next Top Model The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girli- CW11 News at Ten With Kaity
WPIX Griffins inherit a women get a lesson about modeling cious "Style" n (CC) Tong, Jim Watkins (N) (CC)
mansion. (CG) in front of a moving camera.
Jeopardy! (N) Dr. Phil Insight on current medical News (N) Jeopardy! (CC) Frasier A dinner Frasier Niles and
WSBK (cc) topics. n (PA) (CC) party is nearly ru-Ma ri compete
ined. n (CC) for guests.

(6:45) * BANDIDAS (2006, Countdown to Generation Kill C (Part 2 of 7) (:15) x THE MARINE (2006) John
HBO-E Wester) Penelope Cruz, Salma Cotto-Margarito (CC) Cena. Thugs kidnap the wife of a
Hayek. A 'PG-13' (CC) C, (CCl soldier. C 'PG-13' (CC)
(6:00) * MR. BEAN'S HOLIDAY (2007, Comedy) Rowan * t NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2006, Fantasy) Ben
HBO-P GEORGIA RULE Atkinson. Bumbling Bean wreaks havoc during his holi- Stiller, Carla Gugino. Museum exhibits spring to life
(2007) 'R' (CC) day on the French Riviera. C 'G' (CC) when the sun goes down. C 'PG' (CC)


(5:45)*** * NANCY DREW (2007, Mystery) Emma Roberts, (:45) * BANDIDAS (2006, Westem) Pendlope
HBO-W FRIED GREEN Josh Flitter, Max Thieriot. The young sleuth probes a Cruz, Salma Hayek. Two Mexican women battle a ruth-
TOMATOES C case in Hollywood. l 'PG' (CC) less American bank magnate. l 'PG-13' (CC)
(:00) * AFFLICTION (1997, Drama) Nick Nolte, THE HITCHER (2007, Suspense) Sean Bean, ***ARLING-
H BO-S Sissy Spacek, James Cobum. A small-town sheriff be- Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton. A cunning serial killer TON ROAD
comes unhinged. n 'R' (CC) victimizes two traveling students. C 'R' (CC) (1999) 'R' (CC)
(6:30) *** i (:15) * 28 DAYS (2000, Comedy-Drama) Sandra Bullock, Viggo * THE HEARTBREAK KID
MAX-E CHARLIE'S AN- Mortensen, Dominic West. A writer is forced to come to terms with her ad- (2007, Comedy) Ben Stiller, Michelle
GELS (2000) Cl dictions. n 'PG-13' (CC) Monaghan. n 'R' (CC)
(6:00) * u SCARFACE (1983, Crime Drama) Al Pa- * LETHAL WEAPON 4(1998, Action) Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe
MOMAX cino, Michelle Pfeiffer. A Cuban immigrant fights to the Pesci. Detectives Riggs and Murtaugh battle Chinese mercenaries. Cl
top of Miami's drug trade. 'R' (CC) 'R' (CC)
(6:35)* * CASINO ROYALE (2006, Action) Daniel Secret Diary of a Weeds (iTV) Cl DORM DAZE 2: COLLEGE AT SEA
SHOW Craig. iTV. James Bond plays poker with a man who fi- Call Girl (iTV) (CC) (2006, Comedy) Gable Carr, Patrick
nances terrorists. C 'PG-13' (CC) n Casey. iTV. 'R' (CC)
(6:40) **;4 DON'T TEMPT ME FULL COUNT (2006, Drama) William Baldwif, Chris **. LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN
TMC (2001) Victoria Abril. Two angels Klein, Jason Ritter. Five lifelong friends must help one (2006, Crime Drama) Josh Hartnett,
compete for the soul of a boxer. of their own. n 'R' (CC) Ben Kingsley. C 'R (CC)


Let Cl arlie t-Cl e
Bdl wiac P- Lpet a cl+








B1in your childrIvuen to tkhe

Mc-ail OppyIHortA t cit cDoniald's inv

M bopougAhk Street every Thursday

from 3:30pm to 4:30pm 'r during the
oin tiAok of tf Jul 2008,




EnjoNj Great Food Prizes and Lots of Fun,




i'm lovin' it"


WEDNESDAY EVENING


I


10a~iSSSS








THE TRIBUNE PAGE 11


JULY 23, 2008


IN.D4 neratonlspors ew


'Fine


tuning'


for the


Olympics


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
CHRIS
"Bay" Brown
is confident
that with a lit- i
tle bit of fine
tuning when
he i returns
from Europe,
he will be
ready for the
X X I X
Olympiad next
month in Beijing, China.
Brown, one of six Bahami-
ans in action, is coming off a
second place finish in the men's
400m at the DN Galan in
Stockholm as he clocked 44.84
seconds behind American
defending Olympic champion
Jeremy Wariner, who won in
44.29.

Bain, who is also heading to
Beijing. In his first internation-
al meet since completing his eli-
gibility at Oral Roberts Uni-
versity, Bain finished fourth in
race two in a time of 46.12 for
11th overall. Sean Wroe won
the race in 45.20.
"It was pretty good. First and
foremost, I just want to give the
Lord praise and credit for it,"
said Brown during an interview
with The Tribune yesterday.
"I went in there and I've
been racing these fellows all
season. But this was my last
race before I go home, so I told
them to run the race for me. I
just executed all of my phrases
in the race and just gave it to
him."
Since winning the Scotiabank
Olympic trials in June, Brown
has competed in five races in
Europe against international
athletes, led by Wariner.
While he has not been able to
pull off the upset, Brown said
he's right where he wants to be
going into Beijing.
"I feel pretty good and I feel
pretty. confident," he said.
"Missing last season and rac-
ing against these guys, until the
World Championships and not
racing them at all in 2006, I felt
confident.
"I'm under a new coach now
and I've been learning the tech-
nique of the race, so with me
racing these guys at least three
more times at the Olympics, I
feel that my chance will come. I
just have to be patient, execute
and focus on my race."
Brown, who is hoping to be
one of the medalists in the
400m in Beijing, said the race
was what he had expected.
"I thought the time would
have been a little faster because
I gave it my all," he pointed
out. "I just felt that the time
would have been a little faster
when I finished.
"But I feel confident and
pretty good about the time. I
just have to go home and get
stronger and work on the things
that I need to do to get ready
Bain was unavailable for
comment up to press time last
night.


Brown, Sturrup lead pack ifer to
run for


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
uarter-miler Chris "Bay"
Brown and sprinter Chan-
dra Sturrup turned in the
best performances com-
pared to other Bahamians
compete t night in the DN Galan ath-
letics event in Stockholm, Sweden.
Brown, in another showdown with Amer-
ican Olympic and world champion Jeremy
Wariner, placed second in the men's 400m
in a time of 44.53. Wariner won in 44.29.
Sturrup, the veteran sprinter who is near-
ing the end of her career, had a third place
finish overall in the women's 100m. She
ran 11.15 for third place in race one.'
And in the 400m, NCAA champion
Andretti Bain opened his post-Oral Roberts
University campaign on the international
scene with a fourth place finish in race two
in 46.12. Bain was 11th overall.
Americans Lauryn Williams and Mar-


A h t t u r n u p t h e h- e t i w d n


shevet Hooker took the top two spots in
11.10 and 11.13 respectively.
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, competing
in race two, was second in 11.15 behind
American Bianca Knight, who won in 11.15.
On the men's side, World Champi-
onships' silver medalist Derrick Atkins did-
n't fear so well in the showdown with the
Jamaican 1-2 punch of world record holder
Usain Bolt and former world record holder
Asafa Powell.
. Atlkins ran 10.20 for fifth and eighth
overall as Powell sped to victory in 9.88 to
avenge his defeat to Bolt at the Jamaican
Olympic trials in June. Bolt had to settle for
second in 9.89.
Jamaica completed a sweep of the top
four spots with Nesta Carter taking third in
9.98 and Michael Frater fourth in 10.04.
On the field, World champion Donald
Thomas and Leevan "Superman" Sands


encountered some problems getting into
Stockholm and they didn't recuperate in
time for their showdown with their Swedish
counterparts.
In the high jump, Thomas could jump no
better than 7-2 1/2 for eighth place. For-
mer world champion and defending
Olympic champion Stefan Holm took
advantage of his home turf to win with 7-6
1/2.
Holm's teammate Linus Thornblad was
second with 7-5 1/4, while Kabelo Kgosie-
mang was third with 7-4 1/4.
And in the triple jtimp, Sands' leap of
55-0 3/4 had him placed last in a field of
six competitors. Former world champion
Christian Olsson from Sweden, who made
his return to the track after a brief hiatus,
was third with 55-9 1/4.
Romanian Marian Oprea won the event
with his leap of 56-7 1/4.


Flight delays take toll on Sands, Thomas


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
LEEVAN "Superman" Sands and
Donald Thomas experienced their share
of problems getting into Stockholm,
Sweden, for the DN Galan meet yes-
terday.
As a result of their encounters, neither
competed as well as they anticipated in
their rematches with Sweden's Stefan
Holm and Christian Olsson respective-
ly in the triple and high jumps.
In an exclusive interview with The


Tribune from the hotel room that they
shared, Sands said they arrived in Swe-
den on Monday after their flight from
Atlanta, Georgia, was delayed.
"We started flying from Atlanta on
Saturday, but the flight was delayed and
we missed our connecting flight to Swe-
den," Sands said. "The next flight was
Sunday night, so we were walking
around the airport all day and that took
a toll on us. We got into Sweden without
any bags."
Sands said it was an experience that
they won't forget. He said the delay def-
initely took its toll, although he didn't


want to use it as an excuse for his per-
formance.
In the triple jump, Sands had to settle
for last place in a field of six competitors
with a leap of 55-feet, 3/4-inches.
Olsson, the Olympic and former world
champion who competed in his first
meet of the year, was third with 55-9
1/4.
Winning the event was Romania's
Marian Opera with a mark of 56-7 1/4,
while Dmitrij Valukevic was second with
55-9 3/4.
In the high jump, Thomas and three
other competitors cleared 7-2 1/4, but


he had to settle for eighth out of a field
of nine competitors.
Holm, whom Thomas defeated last
year when he won the world title, cap-
tured first place with his leap of 76-6
1/2 to lead a Sweden sweep with team-
mate Linus Thornblad second with 7-5
1/4. Thomas was unavailable for com-
ment up to press time last night.
But Sands noted that they will both
travel to Monaco to compete in their
next meet this weekend. And he said
they are looking forward to improving
on their performances as they prepare
for the final stretch until Beijing.


president


of BOA


Association

to go to polls

Thursday night


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
CLAIMING
to be the
"peacemaker,"
Wellington .
Miller, presi- ,.
dent of the ,
Amateur Box- "
ing Associa- '
tion of the
Bahamas, has
announced -
on the eve of
the recalled Bahamas Olympic
Association that he will be
running for the post of presi-
dent.
The BOA, which has been
embattled over its elections
process since November '07, is
set to.go to the polls Thursday
night at Nassau Yacht Club to
elect a slate of officers to
replace the executives voted
into office in May this year.
Miller, who served in the new
executive board as one of the
vice presidents headed by I ev
Enoch Backford, said the B A
is in dire need of new leader-
ship and he feels that he has the
capability of getting the job
done.
"The opportunity has come.
You don't pass up opportuni-
ties," Miller said. "The federa-
tions called on me to go forth
and run for president and I
accept it. I mean if someone
nominates you, sometimes you
refuse it. But I think the time
has come to do it. So if they
nominate me, I will accept."
Nominations for all of the
positions will be accepted from
the floor when the elections are
recalled.
Going into the elections,
Miller said he has teamed up
with the majority of the affiliat-
ed federation executives and
they have put together a slate of
officers to contest against Back-
ford's slate.
Included on Miller's slate are
Bahamas Association of Ath-
letic Associations' president
Mike Sands, Bahamas Football
Association's president Anton
Sealy and Bahamas Swimming
Federation's president Alger-
non Cargill as vice presidents.
Additionally, Rommel "Fish"
Knowles, the president of the
Bahamas Softball Federation,
is vying for the post of secre-
tary general with former
Bahamas Basketball Federa-
tion's executive Larry Wilson
as treasurer.
Should he be elected, Miller
will be following in the foot-
steps of-his long-time mentor,
Sir Arlington Butler, the imme-
diate past president, who had
declined to seek another term in
office after serving for more
than three decades.
Butler, however, agitated that
the recent election process was
not in compliance with the
Olympic charter as he limited
the involvement of the federa-



mine," said Miller of the con-
trast between the two. "I'm not
going to try and walk in his foot-
steps.
"I consider myself to be the
peacemaker. I'm the one to
bring it together. I will bring it
to conclusion."
If elected, Miller said he will
immediately meet with his exec-
utives and map out a plan of
direction that they intend to fol-
low in pushing the association

SEE page 13


Renaldo's


Ramblings

Seepage 13


Atkins places fifth at DN Galan





a-." i


.i .r .

,I N
S.
S' -



























JAMAICA'S Asafa Powell (center), wins the j "
men's 100m ahead of Usain Boll iright) also
of Jamaica, and Derrick Atkins of the
Bahamas, who placed fifth, at the DN Galan u
athletics event at Stockholm Olympic Sladium
yesterday...
















See more photos on page 13

JEREMY WARINER of the
United Slates reacts after
winning the men's 400m *
at the DN Galan athletics
event... .













Olympic Basketball





Americans say big deal






to questions about size


* By BRIAN MAHONEY
AP Basketball Writer

LAS VEGAS (AP) --The
United States says being a lit-
tle small is really no big deal.
Especially since Dwight
Howard is feeling like Super-
man again.
The Americans opened
training camp Monday with
their 12-man roster that fea-
tures only one true center, out
to prove that in this case, size
doesn't matter.
"It's not a concern really.
We all play basketball and
that's what it's about," said
Chris Bosh, a power forward
for the Toronto Raptors who
could end up as a backup cen-
ter in the Olympics.
"If you look at other teams
that play in other countries, I
thirik we have a good post
player for their post players.
Their 5s move out a lot, they
shoot the ball a little bit. I
mean it really goes hand in
hand with everything. We're
talented enough to make that
small adjustment."
It could mean multiple
adjustments. Besides shifting
Bosh and Utah's Carlos Booz-
er to the center spot, LeBron
James will also change from
his normal NBA position, tak-
ing the power forward spot
Instead of his usual small for-
ward one.
At least the Americans have
Howard back where they want
him.
The team's lone center is
recovered from a stress frac-
ture to the sternum that side-
lined him for practice last
month, and he participated in
the opening of a four-day
training camp on Monday.
Howard seemed a bit winded
after his first 5-on-5 workout
since the NBA playoffs, when
the Orlando Magic star got
hurt against the Detroit Pis-
tons.'

Good

"I feel real good out there,"
Howard said after the closed"
workout at Valley High
School. "I didn't have any
problems. I'm looking to get
in better shape. I'm just ready
to go.
"It feels good just to be able
to play again and knowing
that it could have been a lot
worse," said Howard, who
donned a Superman cape to
win the NBA All-Star slam-
dunk contest.
Howard, who has played in
25 games for the Americans,
downplayed concerns about
the team's depth in the front
court. "We really don't need a
lot of big men," Howard said.
"We've got some of the great-
est players in the world on our
team. We know what we've
got to do to control the paint."


The Americans-expected to
have additional big man help
in camp, but learned over the
weekend that 7-foot-1 Tyson
Chandler has an inflamed big
toe and will not be available as
an alternate. He had been
invited to train with the team
to keep him prepared in case
there was an injury that forced
another player off the roster.
"Dwight looked really
good," coach Mike Krzyzews-
ki said. "I asked him after-
wards if he experienced any
pain. He said no, no hesita-
*tion. Obviously,.his wind, even
though he's been running, it's
different when you're playing
defense like that."
Selected

When they selected the
team, the Americans favoured
shooting and athleticism over
size. Krzyzewski said he's not
concerned about being short
of big men.
"We feel comfortable with
Boozer, Bosh (and Howard),"
Krzyzewski said.
Krzyzewski said he's pre-
pared to move the 6-foot-8
James to power forward at
times. James will start at small
forward, but Krzyzewski
wants to take advantage of his
250-pound frame and his abili-
ty to guard 'bigger players.
"When we selected this
team LeBron is a very
unique player," Krzyzewski
said. "You don't want to
pigeon-hole him and say he's
the three. That would be not
making effective use of him."
When he's starring for the
Cleveland Cavaliers, James
spends much of his time on
the perimeter. But he said he
can adjust, and he expects his
teammates to do the same.
"We may get to the point
where we guard bigger guys
that we don't usually guard
because we play on the
perimeter a lot," James said.
"But as far as us going out and
competing, it shouldn't change
our role."
Howard said his injury was
extremely painful, although he
managed to play two games in
the playoffs afterward.
"It felt like a heart attack,"
Howard said. "I wanted to
win. I tried not to think about
it as much as I could. It was
bothering me a lot. There was
a lot of days and practices and
games where I couldn't even
lift my arm up. But I just tried
to push through it."
Howard reported no prob-
lems after a physical full-court
workout against a select team
of young NBA players.
"That's what we like to see,
guys coming out and being
very physical," Howard said.
"When we play in the
Olympics, everybody's going
to be very physical against us."


Tour de France




Schleck holds lead after 16th stage


* By JAMEY KEATEN
Associated Press Writer

JAUSIERS, France (AP) -
Frank Schleck of Luxembourg
kept the yellow jersey in the
Tour de France on Tuesday,
with riders pushing themselves
through the Alps as cycling's
showcase race left Italy and
returned to France.
French rider Cyril Dessel
won the 16th stage for his first
stage victory in this race. He led
a breakaway group of four rid-
ers to a downhill finish, com-
pleting the 98-mile trip from
Cuneo, Italy.
"It makes me incredibly hap-
py," said Dessel, who is no
threat to Schleck at more than
32 minutes behind. "The tactic
was to try to join a breakaway."
Schleck finished 1 minute, 28
seconds after Dessel, but did-
n't lose any time to his main
title rivals. Bernhard Kohl of
Austria is second overall, seven
seconds behind, and Cadel
Evans of Australia is third, eight
seconds back. Carlos Sastre, a
CSC teammate of Schleck, is
fourth, 49 seconds behind.
"It was hard today. I wasn't


,,,



-1.^ l' M911111


4


4


4


I'


2


______. __ _-..

BERNHARD KOHL (far left) of Austria, second overall and wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, Frank Schleck (centre) of Luxemburg, wearing
the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Carlos Sastre of Spain, climb Bonette-Restefond pass during the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race
between Cuneo, northern Italy, and Jausiers, French Alps, yesterday...


able to attack," Schleck said. "I
think everybody was pushing
the limit."


Riders face a third ride in the
Alps on Wednesday the
hardest stage this year before


two mostly flat rides followed
by Saturday's crucial time trial.
The race ends Sunday in Paris.


Schleck and Evans made time
on another pre-race favourite,
Denis Menchov of Russia. He


slipped to fifth place, 1:13 back,
after coming into the stage 38
seconds behind, in fourth place.
US rider Christian Vande
Velde lost even more ground,
falling to sixth place, 3:15
behind. He started the ride in
fifth place, 39 seconds behind
Schleck.
The stage took riders along
two climbs beyond classifica-
tion: the 13-mile Lombarde pass
and the 16-mile La Bonette-
Restefond pass.
South Africa's John-Lee
Augustyn was the first over the
peak of La Bonette-Restefond,
but he skidded off the road on a
turn onto a rock-strewn moun-
tainside. A spectator had to
help him up to the road before
he rejoined the race.
Augustyn's Barloworld team
can't afford to lose him: Injuries
and a doping case have reduced
the squad to the minimum of
five riders. He finished 5:27
behind Dessel.
The 17th stage Wednesday is
a 131-mile ride featuring the
Galibier and Croix de Fer pass-
es and a finish up the L'Alpe
d'Huez all three climbs are
beyond classification.


r


TRIBUNE SPORTS


PAGE 12, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008







WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008, PAGE 13


TRIBUNE SPORTS


'Do the right thing




Mr Favre...because




you owe us one'


* By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
DEAR Mr Favre,
You owe us one.
You see as a Dolphins fan,
there are few ideals we hold
onto to fill the void of a Super-
bowl deficiency over the past
36 years.
We argue that the '72 team
was the best ever. We argue
that the '85 team would have
beaten the Bears again if they
had reached the Superbowl in a
rematch of the week 15 Dol-
phin upset, and we argue that
Dan Marino's phenomenal
numbers, surrounded by a less
than stellar supporting cast,
made him the greatest quarter-
back of all time.
For all of the physical attrib-
utes that made Marino best
MoAtana, Elway, Unitas, Man-
ning and Brady on the field,
what he didn't have was that
one season where he led his
team to a Super Bowl win.
* What he had was sole pos-
session or a share of 26 passing
records at the time of his retire-
ment.
This is the case we make for
Dan Marino being the best
ever, and if Bush 43 and Slim
Charles have taught me any-
thing, it's that even if it's a
lie...then we fight on that lie.
Extending your career, the
past few seasons, you've
chopped Marino's record num-
ber down to 19.
Will you be content with
15...10...5?
Should each and every one
of Daniel Constantine Marino's


I R ad [6 [i ,fRab(lnIings


IN THIS January 20, 2008 file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett
Favre throws a pass in the first half of the NFC Championship football game
against the New York Giants in Green Bay, Wis. Favre demanded his


release from the Packers last week...

historic feats be completely
erased from the record books
leaving us with nothing left to
hold onto? We're hanging by a
thread as it is.
Therefore, be inspired by
Spike Lee and Do the Right
Thing.
Apollo Creed's trainer did
i


(AP Photo: David Duprey)

the right thing backing Rocky
when he was about to face Ivan
Drago. Batman did the right
thing rescuing Harvey Dent
when he gave himself up claim-
ing to be the Dark Knight and
The Fellowship of the Ring did
the right thing when they decid-
ed to help Frodo carry the One


Ring to Mordor.
Follow suit good sir.
The entire comeback fiasco
has been a terrible public rela-
tions saga for both you and the
Packers organisation.
Fact is, you will never stand
for being a backup to Aaron
Rodgers.
Fact is, they will never trade
you within the division, so rule
out the Bears, Vikings, and
Lions.
A trade within the conference
is more probable but remains
unlikely and the only teams
with voids at quarterback and
would gamble-on a short term
Favre solution are the 49ers,
Buccaneers, or Panthers less
than desirable destinations.
Jump to the AFC and go with
the great storyline.
What would be a greater
made-for-TV movie than to fin-
ish your career resurrecting the
franchise that plummeted to a
record setting low after being
discarded by the Packers?
Request a trade to Miami.
The right thing would be to
pick up the mantle from the
man you continuously usurp in
the record books and rescue the
franchise from the quarterback
abyss it has been engrossed.in
since 1999.
At least this way, if we have
to hear Chris Berman say week
after week on NFL Primetime
"And with this pass, Brett Favre
surpasses Dan Marino on the
(insert random record here)
list," please allow it to be done
in a Dolphin uniform.
Do the right thing Mr
Favre...because you owe us one.


Olympic Soccer


IN THIS March 20, 2008 file photo, United States' Freddy Adu
(11) works against Canada during the second half of CONCACAF
Olympic qualifying semifinal soccer match in Nashville, Tenn.
Freddy Adu, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley will lead the US
men's soccer team into the Beijing Olympics. Coach Peter
Nowak announced the 18-man roster last Thursday.

(AP Photo: Bill Waugh)


Freddy Adu heads to

Monaco next season


LISBON, Portugal (AP)
- American soccer star
Freddy Adu will move from
Portugal's Benfica to play
with Monaco next season in
the French league.
Benfica said late Monday
that the 19-year-old mid-
fielder will join Monaco on
a season-long loan, and the
French club then will have
the option of signing him to
a permanent contract.
Adu joined Benfica in


July last year but started
only two matches, scoring
five goals in 21 appearances
as the team finished fifth in
the Portuguese league and
had three different coach-
es in an unsettled season.
He will play with the US
team at the Beijing
Olympics next month and
is then expected to join
Monaco, which finished
12th in the French league
last season.


DN Galan Highlights


ADAM NELSON of the US competes-in the men's shot put...


I


-I S


PORTUGUESE Naide Gomes is seen prior to winning the women's
long jump...


YELENA ISINBAYEVA of Russia wins the women's pole vault...


FROM page 11

forward.
With the Olympic Games
just about three weeks away,
Miller said it might be a little
too late to change the man-
agement team that will rep-
resent the Bahamas in Bei-
jing, China.
But he admitted that if
changes can be made, he and
his executives will make sure
that they are done.


LOLO JONES of the US is seen prior to winning the women's 110m hurdles...


SPORTS





-r.-). p flf= nmr'. nrfL


PAGE 14, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008 -TRIBuNE ORunTS



BE JING OLYMPICS 2008









YOUR CONNECTION, TO THE WORLD


[LI 1.PRO FILESi m-I]


Age: 24 years.

Birthday: February 12th.

Height: 5-feet, 10-inches.

Weight: 152 pounds.

High School: C.V. Bethel Secondary High School.

College: Bahamas Baptist Community College and
Cuba Espa.

Training School: The Geraldo Codova Cardin Boxing
Academy Pan-American Village Havana, Cuba.

Major: History & Sports Medicine.

Sport events: Amateur Boxing.

Personal Best Performance: Commonwealth Cham-
pionship's silver medal in 2003 in Kula Lumpa,
Malaysia.
.,,,._ L. i_-er (Cuba). ._ -

Favourite colour: Gray/Black.

Favourite Food: Mom's Peas Soup & Dumpling.

Favourite song: '/ Will Get There' by Boyz to Men

Favourite Movie: Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe.

Hobbies: Reading documentaries and biographies,
fishing and camping and watching sports via T.V or on
the bleachers.

Interest: World peace; to reach as many young people
to encourage and introduce them to do some type of
sporting discipline.

Idol: Father, Erwin Johnson, a man of impeccable
strength and will power.

Daughter: Tatiana Johnson, nine months old.

Parents: Erwin & Ikenna Johnson

Status: Amateur Boxer.

Siblings: Leticia Burrows, Chiszelle Johnson, Erkell,
Bianca & Kayla Johnson, De'Angelo Minus and Brenden
Johnson five sisters and two brothers.









THE TIBUNEWEDNSDAYJULY 3,O208, PGEW1


Zimbabwe president I

is under pressure Business oIrof


to share power
SJOHANNESBURG,
South Africa
EUROPE turned up pres-
sure on Zimbabwe's president
to share power with the oppo-
sition, toughening sanctions
Tuesday against Robert
Mugabe just as his ruling party
was to begin talks with its chief
rival mediated by South Africa,
according to Associated Press.
Mugabe and opposition
leader Morgan Tsvangirai met
face-to-face Monday for the
first time in 10 years and
agreed to formal talks about
power sharing after three
months of state-sponsored elec-
toral violence. The negotiations
were expected to start either
late Tuesday or Wednesday at
an undisclosed location around
the South African capital
Johannesburg.
Analysts said growing inter-,
national pressure coupled with
Zimbabwe's economic melt-
down left Mugabe little choice
but to sign the agreement with
the opposition. The central
bank issued a 100 billion-dollar
note this week in the face of
the world's worst inflation -
which officials estimate at 2.2
million percent annually but
independent finance houses say
is closetto 12.5 million percent.
"When you start to hit these
kinds of figures, you know the
wheels have come off in a big
way," said Richard Cornwell,
researcher at the Pretoria-
based Institute for Security
Studies in South Africa.
Zimbabwe's latest political
crisis began in March with a
presidential election. where
Tsvangirai garnered the most,
votes but not enough to win
outright.
Tsvangirai pulled out of the
June 27 runoff against Mugabe,
citing escalating state-spon-
sored violence against his sup-
porters. His ,party says more
than 120 of its activists have
been killed by Mugabe's police,
soldiers and party militants
since the March vote. Thou-
sands have been injured and
tens of thousands have had
their homes torched or been
forced to leave areas where
opposition legislators were
elected.

Monitors

African election monitors
said the June runoff was not
free and fair and several
African leaders broke ranks to
declare they did not recognize
him as president of Zimbab-
we.
"It is impossible to accept
the second round of elections
in Zimbabwe, with children
being tortured, with barbarous
acts being committed, with vio-
lation of basic democratic
rules," French Foreign Minister
Bernard Kouchner told
reporters Tuesday after the EU
decided to expand sanctions
against Mugabe.
The EU agreed to expand
their sanctions blacklist of peo-
ple linked to Mugabe's gov-
ernment to 172 people, adding
37 individuals and four com-
panies believed to financially
support Mugabe and his
ZANU-PF party. The list
already had 131 people, includ-
ing Mugabe and members of
his Cabinet, under measures
passed in 2002.
British Foreign Secretary
David Miliband said EU
nations were expecting more
proof that Mugabe was willing
to sign on to a transitional gov-
ernment with the opposition.
"It requires an end to the
violence, it requires an end to
the ban on humanitarian
NGO's getting around Zim-
babwe. Those are the first steps
toward a resolution of the Zim-
babwean crisis," Miliband told
reporters.
Beyond the political crisis,
Zimbabwe's economy is in
ruins. Mugabe's seizures of
white-owned commercial farms
have destroyed the former
food-exporting nation. One
third of the population has fled
the country, another third is
dependent on food aid and.
some 80 percent are unem-
ployed. There are chronic
shortages of fuel, medicine and
food with daily cuts in power
and water service.
Zimbabwe's myriad prob-
lems are spilling over its bor-
ders, with millions of econom-


ic and political refugees flee-
ing to neighbors.
Cornwell said that delaying
negotiations with the opposi-
tion would prevent any inter-
national assistance. Without
plans to rescue the economy
and facing a situation where he
soon might be unable to pay
soldiers, Mugabe "had to try
and work out a way forward,".
Cornwell said.


9


'Mix N Mingle'


GREAT people, food, drinks
and music along with lots of prizes
and surprises are some of the trade-
marks of the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce's "Mix N Mingle" net-
working receptions which,.cofitin--
ue to see a huge turn out of mem-
bers of the business community.
For most people though, the
event is an opportunity to meet
and exchange cards with leading
business professionals from vari-
ous industries in a safe and fun-
filled environment.
An estimated 500 businessper-
sons along with College of the
Bahamas alumi filled the Balmoral
Ballroom at Sandals for the cham-
ber's and Sandal's Resort and Spa
"Sizzling Hot Mix N Mingle" -
which kicked off the non-profit
organisation's 'Chamber Week'
activities last month." "
Leading the charge was the '
chamber's president Dionisio
D'Aguilar and executive director
Philip Simon along with members
of the chamber's executive team.
Mr D'Aguilar said: "The
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
is pleased to hold its Mix N Mingle
networking receptions, which con-
tinue to provide a unique oppor-
tunity for leading business profes-
sionals to meet one-on-one, and
engage in meaningful discussions
and exchange of ideas in a won-
derful laid-back environment."
Mr Simon pointed out that the
receptions have become the pre-
mier business-networking event in
the country. GERSHAN MAJOR, CEO of Mailboxes Etc and second vice president of the
"There is nowhere else where of business professionals
one can bring together this amount
of professionals that come with the
expressed purpose of mixing and
mingling, and that's an important
part of business; developing rela-
tionships, and to be able to do it in
an informal environment such as
this is a tremendous opportunity,"
he said.
The chamber executives
thanked their sponsors, particu-
larly Sandals, Bums House and
Diamonds International along with
members of College of the
Bahamas Alumni Association.
Andre Newbold, director of
sales for Sandals Resort and Spa,
said the resort is extremely pleased
to sponsor, the.chamber's Mix N
Mingle networking receptions.
"We have been a partner now with
the chamber going on five plus
years, and that's a partnership that
we will like to continue throughout
the remaining years, simply
because of the exposure that we
receive'from the local corporate
community."
The event is also an opportunity r
for participants to walk away with
top prizes. Such was the case for :
Etienne Christen of Tommy Hil-
figer, who was presented with the
first door prize, which included a
sapphire diamond necklace donat-
ed by Diamonds International.
Natasha Russell of Scotia Bank
won the College of the Bahamas
alumni first door prize, which
included a BlackBerry donated by AB
the Bahamas Telecommunications
Company. gue
Cecilia Cox won a heart shaped
sapphire diamond necklace donat- LEI
ed by Diamonds International. pic
SOther winners also walked away Ka
with diamond necklaces, Black-
berries as well as round trip tickets
to any Family Island serviced by
Bahamas Ferries and a one-year
membership to Red Lane Spa.
"It was very interesting, innova-
tive, and I got an opportunity to
meet a lot of new people...and dis-
cuss new ideas," said aspiring
lawyer Taneka Russell, a student at
the University of the West Indies.


STAR FM'S Buena Wright and Senator Tanya Wright, immediate past president of the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce, are pictured with Carla Lynch, marketing manager at Sandals Resort, and Antoinette
Butler of the chamber


Sssionals




at event


chamber is all smiles as he is pictured networking with a group


40


OVE: A Diamonds International representative speaking to a
est

FT: Chamber President Dionisio D'Aguilar, second from right, is
tured with, from left to right: Eva Pyfrom and Nicky Saddleton of
rma Design and Roslyn Brown of EFG


101.9
Celebrating 5 years


WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008, PAGE 15 .


I THE TRIBUNE


v v . . ..lowmop






PAGE 16 WDSA J ,


4.


............ .-.t..-.
* ..- -~ 2-.
.



*


g cg/elwretioft


r


_ _ _,_ARISTS-INCLUDE:


* SIMEON OUTTEN
- DANO ROLE
* DEMETRIUS STUBBS
* LANDLORD
* VISION
* SIIABACK
* MERICHA


* MR. LYNX
* AVALANCHE
* PROPHETIC VOICES
* DJ COUNSELLOR
* BISHOP LAWRENCE ROLLE
* TAMIKA SMITH
* RPEUIN HEIGHTS


* MANIFEST & DUNAMUS SOUNDZ
* MINISTER D NC7 '1i.E COGIBNC YOUTH MASS CHOIR


* SISTER RACHEL MACKEY
* KENYATTA TAYLOR
* MONTY G
* PLATINUM SOLDIERS
* NAJIE DUN
* CHRISTIAN MASSIVE


'\ ^ i '^' *, . ,. ; -.: .^ *" 1,'." ; ,: #' -
* .,^ : .; .: .'-: ., ti
.. ',' ." -. ;
.'. '" '-2.,' .. *" ;, "'" '
I.- ": &. : :
" "


TICKET OUTLETS:
Forsythe's Christian Bookshop
100% Bible Bookstore



Celebrating ears


J- Celebrating years


g.g ~. ri~


'I


*~4 ~.-

Ii'


7

5


*1


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 16 WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008


ow t '












ROYAL a FIDELITY
rT iH E T TRIBUNE B NMoney at Work


uS i NASSAU OFFICE
(242) 356-9801

-- FREEPORT OFFICE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008 (242)351-3010






Rival Bethell port proposal Bank liquidity
'A A 'A f


'cheaper' than Arawak Cay


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Business Editor
A downtown Nassau property
owner has proposed two
options for allowing com-
mercial shipping to remain
on Bay Street and simulta-
neously create "an attractive tourist and
residential environment", yesterday telling
Tribune Business that the planned move
to Arawak Cay would be more costly and
involved complex engineering considera-
tions.
. John Bethell, a principal at Bethell
states, said the Living Waterfront Busi-
ness Improvement District plan his com-
pany had commissioned, and which had
been presented to both the Christie and
Ingraham administrations, had presented
two options for consolidating commercial
shipping within Nassau Harbour in the
short-term.
The two options presented involved using
the fill created by the dredging of Nassau
Harbour to accommodate the larger Liberty
Class cruise ships. The first was to create an
expanded 'bulkhead' on the existing har-

SEE page 2B


Landowner proposes two options for keeping

port facilities in Nassau Harbour short-term


THE TWO commercial shipping port options proposed by Bethell Estates and their designers,
Design Workshop, in the Living Waterfront Business Improvement District plan submitted to the
Government...


'pretty strong'


at near $340m


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Business Editor
COMMERCIAL banking
system liquidity "is pretty
strong" at around $340 mil-
lion, a senior bank executive
told Tribune Business yester-
day, although this is unlikely
to reduce interest margin
pressures before year-end
due to locked-in deposit rates.
Paul McWeeney, Bank of
the Bahamas International's
managing director, said
excess liquidity the surplus
assets within the Bahamian
commercial banking system
available for onward lending
purposes was running $80
million ahead of 2007 year-
to-date, with the industry
using the slow down in lend-
ing and credit growth to con-
solidate.
"So far, it's looking pretty
good. Liquidity is pretty
strong, with excess liquidity
around $340 million," Mr


But deposit and interest
margin pressures unlikely
to ease until end-2008,
beginning of 2009 due to
savers' locked-in rates

McWeeney told Tribune
Business. "That's very good,
very healthy.
"The foreign reserves are
also holding firm, and both
numbers are above the same
period last year. What has
assisted the build-up in both
numbers is the slowdown in
credit growth compared to
last year. That has assisted
the banking system's funda-
mentals."
The Central Bank of the
Bahamas' report on month-
ly economic developments in
May 2008.showed that sur-

SEE page 6B


Ex-minister fears Planning gives developers


EPA's impact on


tax exchange and


pre-clearance

* By NEIL HARTNELL fact it received economic bene-
Tribune Business Editor fits in return through the con-
vention tax deduction break
A FORMER government that aided tourism. But what
minister has expressed concern the Bahamas might receive in
that the European Union (EU) return economically from any
might use the Most Favoured EU member state appears less
Nation (MFN) status it is likely obvious.
to be granted under the Eco- Mr Smith warned that since
nomic Partnership Agreement the Bahamas had signed a
(EPA) as a way to pressure the TIEA with the US, the EU
Bahamas into agreeing Tax could argue that as this nation's
Information Exchange Agree- MFN trading partner via the
ments (TIEAs) with its mem- EPA, it was not being treated as
ber states. such when it came to tax infor-
James Smith, minister of state mation exchange.
for finance under the former Therefore, as a result of the
Christie administration and also MFN status bestowed on it by
an ex-ambassador for trade, the EPA, the EU would have
told Tribune Business that while weight to its argument that it
financial services and the con- and its members should receive
cept of 'tax information the same benefits as the US.
exchange' had been removed This would require the
from the EPA negotiations and Bahamas to create a 'level play-
agreement, the EU was always ing field' on tax information
likely to raise it as an issue at exchange b'y signing similar
some stage. agreements with European
Currently, the Bahamas has
signed only one TIEA with the
US, a move made easier by the SEE page 3B


Bahamian companies

are turning to debt

collection agencies


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
BAHAMIAN companies are
increasingly turning to debt col-
lection agencies as a means of
ensuring that they receive their
payments as the current eco-
nomic climate leads to more
clients being unable to make
monthly payments.
Gretal Hanna. the general
manager of the Ben-Bo Collec-
tion and Management Co Ltd
spoke with Tribune Business
recently and explained that her
agency has seen an influx of
businesses inquiries.
"We're seeing a lot more per-
sons coming inquiring about our
services as a tool they can use to
collect their funds."
Although most businesses
factor in a certain percentage
loss of their funds to delinquent
clients, more businesses are try-
ing to decrease the amount that
they actually lose.
A lot of times, businesses
feel that they can still hold on
and attempt to collect the funds


themselves, but what is hap-
pening is that they do not have
the manpower to aggressively
go after the funds and so what
happens is that the amount
owed just gets higher and high-
er," said Ms Hanna. "I tell my
clients that the best time to
attempt to collect a debt is very
quickly in the initial stages,
because that is when you are
more likely to get the funds.
However, Ms Hanna also
noted that, because bill collec-
tion agencies are only paid if
they can collect, the service is
cost effective to companies,
because they can turn the
accounts over and then dedi-
cate the manpower on their
most current accounts and not
have to worry about a loss of
productivity in chasing down
funds.
Ms Hanna also pointed out
that while they are not neces-
sarily seeing a huge increase in
the amounts that people are
being delinquent with, they are
noticing that more people are
running into problems finding
the money to pay their basic
bills.


'better prices and sales'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
SUBDIVISION developers
are likely to get "better prices
and stronger sales" for their
developments if they are well-
designed and planned, a gov-
ernment minister told Tribune
Business, through an emphasis
on green space and inclusion of
all amenities and utilities.
Dr Earl Deveaux, minister of
the environment, said that
among the planned amend-
ments to the Private Roads and
Subdivisions Act were the use
of more detailed designs where
"green space is left intact" and
the height of buildings pre-
defined. If the amount of green
space to be left was not clearly


defined, then a minimum area
of land would be left uncleared.
TIte proposed amendments
were,also intended "to accom-
plish the desired traffic amelio-
ration", Dr Deveaux telling Tri-
bune Business that the Gov-
ernment's ultimate goal was to
create "a sense of community"
that used to be present in many
Family Islands.
This, he added, would be
achieved by constructing well-
designed communities and sub-
divisions where persons were
living in close proximity to
parks, schools, stores and
churches.
Both the Private Roads and
Subdivisions Act and the Town
Planning Act are being
reviewed by a Canadian con-


sultant, with Dr Deveaux saying
other areas targeted for reform
included ensuring all roads had
kerbs and adequate drainage.
He added ha t there were "a
lot of developments taking
place that accommodate these
principles", citing the Baker's
Bay and Schooner Bay projects
in Abaco, plus Serenity, a real
estate project being developed
on land acquired from New
Providence Development Com-
pany by Martin Solomon and
Kingsley Edgecombe.
On the latter, Dr Deveaux
said: "It's a relatively big subdi-
vision, but they're putting in all
the infrastructure, green space

SEE page 2B


How do you attract and retain

'best of class' employees?


WITH A 'BEST OF CLASS' PENSION PLAN
Superior performance Cost effective Customised
Call the Royal Fidelity pension experts today!











Nasu 5.81 reot 31


I















Rival Bethell port proposal




'cheaper' than Arawak Cay


FROM page 1B

bourfront, between Victoria


Avenue and Armstrong Street,
with the alternative involving
the creation of an 'offshore


island' in the middle of Nassau
harbour to accommodate the
commercial shipping facilities.


BRITISH AMERICAN'S






Annual /Night School


Wednesday, Juy23rd,6:3Ot 0pH ltish

or DWiave 3ina A iie


oranag[jsaiiei3naclss ; ^^^^^^^^^^


The 'offshore island' would
again lie between Victoria
Avenue and Armstrong Streets.
Mr Bethell told Tribune Busi-
ness that the two solutions pro-
posed by Bethell Estates and
its designers would have cost
less than $100 million, com-
pared to the $175 cost estimates
placed on the Arawak Cay facil-
ity by the group led by Tropical
Shipping.
"As I recall, our designers
said the costs would be in the
region of $60-$75 million," Mr
Bethell said yesterday.
The proposal, drawn up by
Design Workshop, was first sub-
mitted to the former Christie
government when international
consultants EDAW were
engaged to develop a master-
plan for the city of Nassau's
redevelopment and move the
commercial shipping facilities
off Bay Street.
Mr Bethell said his proposal
was ranked as the second best,
ahead of the Arawak Cay and
Coral Harbour proposals, but
behind the now-seemingly
abandoned plan for a new com-
mercial shipping port in south-
western New Providence. That
was to have been located
between Commonwealth Brew-
ery and BEC's Clifton Pier
power station.
Mr Bethell said their report
was ranked second only because
EDAW's terms of reference
had been to move commercial
shipping facilities from Bay
Street.
Following the change in gov-
ernment, the plan was resub-
mitted to the Ingraham admin-
istration, but "they haven't said
anything".
Apart from the extra cost, Mr
Bethell said another complica-
tion with situating the commer-
cial shipping facilities at Arawak


Cay was that the proposed site
was relatively unprotected
against ocean swells, which at
times made it difficult to offload
cargoes.
"We still don't feel Arawak
Cay is the best solution," Mr
Bethell told Tribune Business,
arguing that his company's pro-
posal provided a blueprint for
how the commercial shipping
facilities could be relocated to a
purpose-built site in Nassau
Harbour, yet co-exist with
downtown's tourist and shop-
ping facilities.
Mr Bethell added that con-
solidating all commercial ship-
ping facilities in one Nassau
Harbour location would ensure
people did "not see a marked
increase in the cost of shipping
and freight coming into Nas-
sau".
Revenues
In addition, the revenues gen-
erated from dockage and wharf
fees, plus land rental, could
eventually be used to upgrade
East Bay Street into a 'Living
Waterfront'.
In a letter to Tribune Busi-
ness, Mr Bethell said: "There
was no request for funding or
any large incentives [from the
Government]. We had offered,
at our expense, to dredge the
harliour, as some fill was neces-
sary for the redevelopment. The
remainder would be sold to con-
tractors on the island, which
might have saved some of the
hills that have been destroyed
for fill.
"This project was to be
financed by the stakeholders,
and once it came on line, a por-
tion of it was to be sold to the
Bahamian public so that every-
one would have a chance to par-
ticipate."


He added: "This plan could
have been built quickly and
incorporated an inland termi-
nal, which we have been trying
to get permission to build for
some years. It would have
moved a substantial amount of
trucking off of Bay Street.
"Using funds generated by
this 'new port', we would then
have moved on to the redevel-
opment of East Bay Street.
Instead, government still looks
to Arawak Cay for redevelop-
ment, which will cost a good
deal more than this plan, and
can only be recovered through
higher wharfage and landing
fees in the future."
Mr Bethell said he had been
especially interested to note that
the recent planning charette,
held by architect Jackson Burn-
side and other stakeholders to
chart the way forward on down-
town Nassau's redevelopment,
had proposed "putting islands
in the harbour as a way to use
up the spill from the dredging".
With the $100 million-plus
New Providence Road
Improvement Project about to
commence, Mr Bethell
described as "ludicrous" the
idea of the contractor paying to
bring in sand.
With the Nassau Harbour
dredging likely to extract two
to three million cubic feet of
sand, priced at $8-$0 per yard,
from a 72-acre site, Mr Bethell
said his proposal could have
helped cover the estimated $45
million dredging costs.
He pointed out that with both
proposed Nassau Harbour
options, their use as a commer-
cial shipping port would only
be short-term, as they would
both be converted for tourist
and residential use when the
port facilities moved elsewhere
on New Providence.


Planning gives developers



'better prices and sales'


FROM page 1B


and public utilities before they
sell the first lot. That may not be
possible for every development,
but it illustrates the principle.
"What is evident is the appeal
it has to people wanting to live
in these communities. The ear-
ly .indications are that they
[developers] get better prices
and stronger sales. People are


FORGIVE & FORGET


_h MORTGAGE CAMPAIGN


W MATTER WHAT OUR GOALS ARE, WE CAM IP YOU:
*BUYAHOUSE
*RFANCE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A HOME
REFINANCE A MORTGAGE FROM ANOTHER INSTITUTION
*RENOVATE YOUR CURRENT HOME


AM I V 011 Ms 9MAE IP l l ,- OWLL I FM
-LOW MNEEST RATE
ZERO CASH DOWN IF YOU OWN YOUR PROPERTY
-A VARIETY OF FIANCITG SOLUTIONS THAT COXJ.D HELP YOU BUY NOW
-REPAYMENTOPTIONS TO HELP YOU MANAGE YOWRBUJGET AND BE MORTGAGE
FREE SOONER
-LOWER COST BORROWING FOR OTHER NEEDS
-VISA, MASTERCARDOR A SCOTlAlJE LIE OF CREDIT (COMNDlONS APPLY)


asking that their communities
give them access to public
spaces, their schools are close,
the amenities and resources are
put in, and that they have the
feel of a village." . .
While the Government, its
consultants and the private sec-
tor had "a lot of good ideas"
relating to the proposed reforms


to both Acts, Dr Deveaux said:
"How we effect that in legisla-
tion is going to be the challenge.
"We have a lot of looks, a lot
of ideas, and plenty of exam-
ples, but we want to make sure
it's straightforward so that it
doesn't compromise develop-
ment, but respects Bahamian
traditions."


The Weekly meeting of
The Rotary Club of West
Nassau will be held on
Thursday 24th July at
Graycliff Restaurant beginning
at 1p.m.




















William Wong

This week's speaker will be William
Wong, President of the Bahamas Real
Estate Association. His topic will be: The
Challenges and Issues facing The Real
Estate Industry in 2008

This page is kindly donated by:
Pat Strachan Realty Sales


PAT STRACHAN


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 2B, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008


CONTST EDS EPTEBER30THCAL OR ISI US ODA









WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008, PAGE 3B


Ministry: Six per cent drop in overall arrivals


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Ministry of Tourism
revealed that the April year-to-
date figures indicate a six per
cent drop in overall arrivals,
despite a 27 per cent increase in
tourist arrivals from Canada and
a seven per cent increase in
European arrivals.
It attributed the overall
decline to the seven per cent
drop in visitors from the United
States which offset any gains
made in the other markets.
The ministry attributed the
US decline to the fact that the
US dollar was struggling against
the Canadian dollar and the
Euro, the Cact that oil prices con-
tinue to fluctuate causing high
fuel costs placing a strain on
the airline companies who trav-
el internationally, a weakening
manufacturing industry, lower
consumer spending and the
housing market crisis.
The upcoming general elec-
tion in the US has also had some
impact, the ministry said.
However, the picture was sub-
stantially different with regards
to visitors from Canada where
there was a 27 per cent increase
in arrivals for the April year to
date.
The ministry attributes this
strong performance to an aggres-
sive marketing campaign from
the new tourism office in Cana-

EPA, from 1B


nations that wanted it.
"My fear is that Europe, since
we put services on the table,
might use the EPA to demand a
level playing field on tax infor-
mation exchange agreements,"
Mr Smith told Tribune Busi-
ness.
"The Europeans are very
slick. They'll wait until you sign
the agreement, and then say
they don't have that and need
it."
Mr Smith also pointed to the
fact that the Bahamas, if it
signed the EPA as part of the
CARIFORUM group, was giv-
ing MFN status to "a third par-
ty" in the shape of the EU,
rather than the US its main
trading partner from which it
-imports around 85 per cent of
Athe ,o,,s-ccsunied, in. this
nation. "


da and marketing firm Punch
Communications, the strong per-
formance of the Canadian dollar,
more direct airlift between the
two countries and the fact that
there is no housing crisis and'a
diverse manufacturing industry.
According to the latest figures,
the islands which reported an
increase in arrivals included:
Andros, Berry Islands, Bimini,
Cat Cay, Cat Island, Half Moon
Cay, Inagua and San Sal Sal-
vador.
The islands which are down
included: Nassau/Paradise
Island, Grand Bahama, Abaco
and Eleuthera, Exuma and Long
Island.
The ministry also reported
that with regards to cruise
arrivals as a first port of entry
for the April year to date, Aba-
co, (Castaway Cay) Berry
Islands (Great Stirrup Cay &
Little Stirrup Cay/Coco Cay)
and Half Moon Cay were all up,
indicating that the cruise lines
continue to call into their pri-
vate islands.
The islands which were down
as a first port of entry included
Nassau/Paradise Island, Grand
Bahama, Bimi'ni, Grand
Bahama, Eleuthera, Exuma and
San Salvador.
The statistics for cruise arrivals
as a first of port of entry for the
month of April alone indicated
that Abaco, Berry Islands and
Half Moon Cay were all up
while cruise arrivals to Nas-
sau/P.I., Grand Bahama, Bimini,


With the Bahamas unlikely,
in his view, to be able to obtain
a bilateral free trade agreement
with Washington due to the US
preference for signing a single
trade agreement with CARI-
COM to replace the Caribbean
Basin Initiative (CBI), Mr
Smith said he was also con-
cerned about the impact sign-
ing the EPA would have on this
nation's pre-clearance status.
"I think there's some things
that are not on the table yet that
I would be worried about," Mr
Smith said. "Noticeably, some
members of CARICOM and
some Latin American countries
are asking for pre-clearance
privileges," Mr Smith told Tri-
bune Business.
Currently, only the Bahamas,
Mexico and Canada have such
facilities, which are seen as crit-
ical to this nation's tourism
product by facilitating the


Eleuthera and Exuma were all
down.
Further, the ministry reported
that visitor arrivals for the month
of April alone revealed that the
Berry Islands, Cat Island, Half
Moon Cay, Inagua, and San Sal-
vador were up.
The islands which were down
included Nassau/Paradise Island,
Grand Bahama, Abaco, Andros,
Bimini, Cat Cay, Eleuthera,
Exuma and Long Island.
The ministry also said that
cruise arrivals to the Bahamas
overall were down during the
month of April by seven per
cent, saying this was in part due
to the fact that both Nassau/Par-
adise Island and Grand Bahama
suffered declines in.cruise
arrivals during the month.
The Out Islands received 14
per cent more cruise passengers
in April 2008 than in April 2007
but this increase was "not
enough to offset the declines
experienced by Nassau/Paradise
Island and Grand Bahama for
the month."
The ministry further said that
cruise arrivals were down in Nas-
sau/Paradise Island because
cruise lines such as Carnival
.Cruise lines, Disney Cruises,
Costa Cruises, especially Royal
Caribbean brought in fewer pas-
sengers during the month of
April 2008 than in April 2007
and because Carnival Cruise
lines brought in fewer passen-
gers (as a first port of call) to
Grand Bahama.


speedy return of US visitors. If
others are able to also obtain
pre-clearance facilities, it would
further negate a Bahamian
competitive advantage.
Mr Smith pointed out that
while Mexico and Canada had a
trade agreement with the US
through the North American
Free Trade Agreement (NAF-
TA), the Bahamas had no trade
agreements protecting its pre-
clearance arrangements.
"The Bahamas is not a trad-
ing partner of the US, but it.has
a pre-clearance facility," Mr
Smith said. "If these other coun-
tries keep pressing for this, but
don't get it, they could accuse
the US of favouring a third par-
ty.
"That's why a starting point is
to ensure your US trade rela-
tions are, not affected by
attempts to fofmalise trading
relationships with others."


Sumimit In.m-uiice Coimpany LimnLted
(Iucoriepat-eil unidr INm lawn ov the CpvumnwnwwKb ot'l.h B gnhnms)

Bilaltch Saheet
AsA f31Decemnber 2007
(4A.molsem ex|mirqid] i 11 TLhamrlani ddIl1)


200f1
*i


AS5IIS
CsOh in bend anrd i l- l'i
Tcrn cepo a
Doo from tire

Ddetfrdomaglg Ceoexpraw.
PirrpxymiefftS nnrl plhr!avit?.
Iriwe4Mlhvni n w curities:

Loaws and trrdcvpbles
TrWvetUneat properly
E"P'cLt). plass ad equipment


3 [5.211,795
2.181 ,K1
13 7,W363,79
1,2.,375
At 127,t21


: ,12f,931
1,119,21L
21)019f,
44,2!8


mJ06



2.111L(I L
15,38,06bh

h.770.2,17




:..12,2Y.1
85.9:U.


*,.S[2(:,,W ;1
21 i..15
-2;


T~l4 ei- s


I )lrR5,27;?


irFr UTnh Ui\'liatii:
Duie ai Tinsurere
AixDt:LouLiypayaNc afrji u1 iru.dC t


er* EQ1rve

G, ea2lu reserve

SReiR'UFed c'lningE


2, 97:~,2774


.0oXI'l

1.450,070
--**'.i-/.'


Tittul l.jstry


Toial lalIiliieir Mnd apelty


.i~A4I p11.0 35, E4i~fi53


APROV 1 IY THE lK IIC ) RD RECTOR A.NDl).cT ON ITSB3 EHALF BYr


K


fll~wdt~.


9 JIlv 2C _
JPnH


.5

.1 .,L' .,
5 . .


CFA Society of The Bahamas


2008/2009 Ofcers & Directors
President
David Ramirez, CFA
Pictet Bank & Trust Ltd.
PO Box N-4837, Nassau Bahamas
Ph: (242)3022217
Fax: (242) 327 6610
Email:dramirez apictet.com
Vice-President
Christopher Dorsett, CFA
Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank
PO Box N 8158. Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242)3028668
Fax: (242) 302 8569
Email: Christopher.a.dorsett(Scitieroup.com
Treasurer.
Sonia Beneby, CFA
ScotiaTrust
PO Box N 3016, Nassau. Bahamas
Ph: (242)5025718
Fax: (242) 502 6944
Email: soniacurrvaibloombern.net
Secretary
Karen Pinder, CFA
EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.
PO Box SS 6289. Nassau. Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 5400
Fax: (242) 502 5428
Email: karen.pinder(a efbank.com
Programs & Public Relations
Jeremy Dyck, CFA
LOM Securities (Bahamas) Ltd.
PO Box CB 12762-525. Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242)3230032
Fax: (242) 323-0084
Email: eremy.dvck(dlom.com
Education
Velma Miller
Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Limited
PO Box N 4853. Nassau. Bahamas
Ph: (242)3567764
Fax: (242) 3263000

Scholarships
H arren Pustam
EverKey Global Partners
PO Box N 7776-518. Nassau Bahamas
Ph: (242)362 3093
Fax: (242)3626950
Email. warren eserkevlobal.com
Membership
Pamela Musgrove, CFA
Colina Financial Adisors. Ltd.
PO Box CB 12407. Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242)50270(18
Fax: 242)356 3677
Email: pmusurouea cfal.com
Past President
Kristina M. Fox. CFA
CIT Holdings Limited
PO Box N 1328. Nassau. Bahamas
Ph: (242) 363 1501
Fax:(242) 362 1502
Email: kfadit.couk


MONTHLY SPEAKER EVENT


Topic:


Date:
Time:


"Commodities: The Complementary Role of Real Asset
Beta in Your Portfolio"

Thursday July 31, 2008

12:00 pm General Meeting
12:30 pm Speaker's Address
Please arrive promptly!


Location: Luciano's Of Chicago
Cagliari Room

Speaker: David Burkart, CFA
Senior Portfolio Manager/Strategist
Barclays Global Investors
San Francisco, CA

Cost: Members $25.00
Non-Members $35.00
(Cheques payable to: CFA Society of The Bahamas)

Reservations: PRE-REGISTRATONREQUIRED -
by Wednesday July 30, 2008, contact:
Jeremy Dyck, CFA, tel. 323-0032, jeremy.dyck@lom.com
*Prepayment required through one of the Board Members


THE TRIBUNE


l.21*".j ;4



.,: 1,77i


1 ,i.o,iJXI)
49 t.'.5"


4UBS


UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the world's leading financial 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
1 Analysis of counter party risks including settlement,
trading and cross border risk
Collateral assessment & monitoring
13 Transaction investigation
We are searching for an individual with broad experience in credit risk
who meets the following requirements:
8 Proven track record and familiarity with service orientated Offshore bank
B Credit Services to High Net Worth Clients
B Analytic approach to Credit Risk management Transaction Control


Product & Process Knowledge:
8 Detailed understanding of collateralized loan products and documentation
requirements
B Ability to assess new credit-linked products and processes
8 Knowledge of Operations and IT-Systems
B 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
1 Capacity to work under own initiative with little supervision
B Methodical and independent approach to forming pnilons and arguments
B 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"t to:


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


Mr. Burkart leads marketing, portfolio management, and investment
research for Barclays Global Investors' institutional and retail
commodities-related products in the Americas and Asia, where he is
assisted by two portfolio managers with day-to-day fund
management, new product development, and signal
research. Previously, he managed macro asset allocation, strategies
for BGI, which exposed him to the diversification benefits of the
commodities asset class and motivated him to build BGI's U.S.
commodities business. Mr. Burkart also worked at Gap Inc. in
international treasury and corporate finance and Bank of America in
foreign exchange and syndicated lending. He has been quoted by
Pensions & Investments, Bloomberg, and CBS Marketwatch and
holds the NASD 3, 7, and 63 licenses.

Mr. Burkart holds a BA in economics from UC Santa Barbara, an
MA in foreign affairs, focusing on the emerging economies of East-
Central Europe, from the University of Virginia, and an MBA in
finance from the Wharton School of Business


I


ENM=d


BUSINESS


A 4 14,1I 17,i,6i:3


I.] ABILITIES

TJhrlea:rd pwvrg:Un- r'rea*.
T.rnrnmrt r-nrn:m i :n-rtman m
Outztandi-n claims remn-re


21~IIMR


ii~l


',, il , '. ,.. o r


ToUl UHliee








PA(F, VR WENDY 2


GN-713










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,
G'randf Bhama, obne 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, JOHN RICHARD
ALAN EAST AND BR',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, Eastem 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
SHANNELLE SMITH, of the Western District,
New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-
Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas
for obtaining the Resealing of Grant of Probate,
in the above estate- granted to IAN
BEARDMORE the Executor in' the Supreme
court of British Columbia on the 19th day of
September, A.D, 2006.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

2008/PRO/NPR/00385
IN THE ESTATE OF ANGELO V. GLIONNA,
late and domiciled of 350 Greenwood Avenue,
Volusia County, Ormond Beach, Florida, one
of the States of the United States of America,
deceased..
NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas in the Probate Division by PETRA M.
HANNA-WEEKES, of Pioneers Professional
Plaza, Pioneers Way, Freeport, Grand Bahama
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealing of Letters Administration, in
the above estate granted to ROBERT
CROASMUN (.the Single Personal
Representative) of the Estate, in the Circuit
Court, Seventh Judicial Circuit, in and out Volusia
County, on the 23rd day of December, 2005.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar
COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
24TH JULY, 2008

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


off East Street in the City of Nassau in the Island
of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made
application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the
Real and Personal Estate of DWAYNE EDNAL
JOHNSON late of Evans Street, off East Street
in the City of Nassau in the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


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

2008/PRO/npr/00388
IN THE ESTATE OF ROBERT WILFRED
PASHLEY, late of Lee County in the State of
Florida, one of the States of the United States
of America, deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas in the Probate Division by SHANELLE
SMITH of the Western District of the Island of
New Providence. one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Attorney-At-
Law. the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas
for obtaining the resealed Letters of
Administration (multiple personal
representatives) in the above estate granted to
LINDA R. PASHLEY, GLENN S. PASHLEY
and BRUCE R. PASHLEY the Personal
Representatives of the Estate, by the Circuit
Court for Lee County, Florida, Probate Division.
on the 28th day of August. 2006.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar




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

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00389
Whereas CLARENCE BASIL CLARE of Soldier
Road in the Island of New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth 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 Soqthern 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


------


PAGE 4BWEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008


THE TRIBUNE







VVI--L.,,I-L-...J/I, ~JJLI J, c.UUU, Ir r-l.AL- ,J L


GN-713


SUPREME

COURT






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

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00393
Whereas JILLIAN T. CHASE JONES of
Jacaranda in the Western District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney by
Deed of Power of Attorney for Kevin Branwell
McClory has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration
of the Real and Personal Estate of KEVIN
McCLORY, late of Pebbles on the Rocks, Banks
Road in the Settlement of Governor's Harbour
on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of
21 days from the date hereof.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


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

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00394

Whereas RUBY FARQUHARSON, of Star
Estates, Eastern District, New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of GENESTA MORRISON a.k.a. GENESTA
D.J. ROLLE a.k.a. GENESTA DORETT A
ROLLE, late Star Estates, Eastern District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 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


Bahamas has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas. for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of WILLIAM PETER ROLLE late of Yamacraw
Beach Drive in the Island of New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar



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

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00399

Whereas C. YVETTE MCCARTNEY-
PEDROCHE of Skyline Drive in the Western
District of the Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of LOUIS NASH a.k.a. LAWRENCE NASH
late of the City of Lutz in the County of
Hillsborough in the State of Florida, one of the
States of the Untied States of America,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar



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

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00400

Whereas LUCILLE AIELLO nee MCDONALD
of 5615 Lake Front Drive in Wall in the State
of Mississippi, one of the States of the United
.StateS-,of America has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of ELIZABETH ROLLE late of Rock Sound in
the Island of Eleuthera. one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 21 days from the date hereof.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar



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

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00401

Whereas BERNARD STORR, of Pine Crest
Street, Sunset Park, Southern District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the
Real and Personal Estate of HELEN LOUISE
STORR, late of Chrysanthemum Avenue,
Garden Hills, No.1 Subdivision, Southern
District, New Providence, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION


24TH JULY, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00402
Whereas CLEO R. NAIRN, of Perpall Tract,
Western District, New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
has made application to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas, for letters of administration of
the Real and Personal Estate of PHILIP
FREDERICK NAIRN, late of Perpall Tract,
Western District, New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.


Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar



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

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00403

Whereas CONSUELA CARTER, of Thompson
Lane, Southern District, New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of EBENEZER CARTER a.k.a. EBENEZER
JAMES CARTER, late of Thompson Lane,
Southern District, New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar



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

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00404

Whereas FLORENCE LOUISE RUSSELL, of
#6 Sandpiper Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of STANFORD LEROY RUSSELL, late of Eight
Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such, applications
Will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 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 I/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


IIIL IIIIYVIL


TilC TRII IMP











PAGE 6B, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


'I'


Bank liquidity 'pretty strong' at near $340m


FROM page 1B

plus assets in the Bahamian
commercial banking system
were ahead by 26.6 per cent
year-over-year at $319.03 mil-
lion, compared to $251.94 mil-
lion the year before.
External reserves were also
slightly ahead, standing at
$698.34 million compared to
$690.83 million at May-end
2007.
Despite the year-on-year 30.7
per cent increase in the Bahami-
an commercial banking system's
excess liquidity, Mr McWeeney
said the increase in money sup-
ply had yet to impact deposit
rates because many savers had
been wise enough to lock-in
long-term rates.


Depositors had done so dur-
ing the period when banks were
competing for relatively scarce
funds, Mr McWeeney
explained, something that
increased the sector's funding
costs. Depositors had therefore
been able to exploit the situa-
tion by obtaining relatively high
interest rates in return for plac-
ing their money.
As a result, deposit rates had
been pushed to relatively high
levels. In contrast, lending rates
are linked to the Bahamian
Prime rate, which has only
changed once this century. This
meant, with lending rates
remaining static, that Bahamian
commercial banks' interest mar-
gins and spreads were squeezed
by the rise in deposit rates.
"The interest rates have not


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that JESILIA SIMILIEN OF MACKEY
STREET, HILLSIDE ESTATE, P.O. BOX N-772, 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 16th day of JULY, 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



Legal Notice
NOTICE


TUZIA LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 7th day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


NOTICE




This is to inform the General Public that
all that private thoroughfare or roadway
situate between Lots 7 and 8 in the
Subdivision known as "Fox Hill Creek"
on the Island of New Providence will be
closed to the public from 6:00 a.m. on


Sunday, 3rd August, 2008 to
on Monday, 4th August 2008.


6:00 a.m.


fallen off significantly," Mr
McWeeney explained. "Depos-
itors locked in long-term rates,
and had the advantage during
periods of low liquidity. Even
though liquidity has improved, a
lot of deposits have not come
up for renewal.
"It will be at least six months
from now before we see some
fall-off in deposit rates consis-
tent with the growth of liquidi-
ty.
"Towards the end of the year,
beginning of next year, it should
ease somewhat and we will see
a lowering of rates when
deposits rollover."
Mr McWeeney said that
although he could not speak for
other Bahamas-based commer-
cial banks, 2008 was likely to
be a "consolidation" year for
the industry, as it sought to
manage non-performing loans
and "ensure the safety and
soundness of the system".
"Given the economic condi-
tions and environment, I would
think banks will be very cau-
tious in terms of lending and
investment opportunities," Mr
McWeeney said.
With both banks and the
industry taking a conservative
approach, and credit growth
having slowed compared to
2007, Mr McWeeney said the


commercial banking industry
was "looking inward. It's a time
of consolidation".
He added: "We're very cau-
tious about the outlook, and
have to make sure decisions are
prudent and take into consid-
eration the economy may
remain in an anaemic state for
another 12-18 months."
As a result, Bank of the
Bahamas International and oth-
ers were "paying very close
attention to asset quality".
Meanwhile, Mr McWeeney
said the Clearing Banks Asso-
ciation's (CBA) planned Auto-
mated Clearing House (ACH)
project was "going very well",
with the live testing between his
bank and Commonwealth Bank
due to be completed either this
week or next.
"The project seems to be
moving as planned, and the
ACH team fairly soon should
commence public relations con-
sultations so the public will be
aware of what impact the ACH
will have on the way they con-
duct their day-to-day business,"
Mr McWeeney said.
"The October deadline [for
the ACH to go live] appears
realistic."
The ACH is intended to
replace the current manual sys-
tem for settling cheque trans-


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENTTO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, LORENA DESMOND
of Palm Beach Street, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change
my name to LORENA DESMANGLE. 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 of the loss of Bahamas Government Stock
Name: Cyndi William-Rahming
Certificate Number: 61160
Year: 2020
Interest Rate: 0.5% APR
Stock Amount: $6,000.00
I intend to request the Registrar to issue a replacement certificate
If this certificate is found, please mail to:
P.O.Box SP-63927
Nassau, N.P., Bahamas


Legal Notice
NOTICE


ECHO PIER INC&

(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 6th day of June 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


RO L F Y __- FG CAPITAL MAlRKETS

BIS1 ROYAL FIDELITY RC*) F3RSELxC
C FA L"
BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF
TUESDAY, 22 JULY 2008
BISX ALL'SHARE INDEX: A CLOSE 1,821.76 I CHG 0.15 | %CHG 0.01 | YTD -244.99 I YTD% -11.85
FINDEX; A CLOSE 870.39 I YTD% -8.57% I 2007 28.29%
WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
.... ~. -: L S cur,- reOs Close Today's Close Cnange Dai .o0l EPS 5 D0. i P E ,e_.
,1 sa c.ao .a. elt 1 81 1 1 CG 00 O 0 35 0000 1 .4 0 00
11.80 11.60 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.086 0.200 10.9 1.69%
968 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 0.046 0.040 62.6 1.39%
B 50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (Sl) 7.00 7.00 a 0.00 0.449 0.300 15.6 4.29%
7.22 3.20 Consolidated Water BDRs 3.37 3.51 0.14 0.131 0.052 26.8 1.48%
3. 00 2.25 Doctor's Hospital 2.85 2.85 0.00 0.308 0.040 9.3 1.40%
B.00 6.02 Famguard 8.00 8.00 0.00 0.728 0.280 11.0 3.50%
13 01 12.50 Finco 12.50 12.50 0.00 0.650 0.570 19.2 4.56%
14 75 11.65 FirstCaribbean Bank 11.65 11.65 0.00 0.550 0.450 21.2 3.86%
5.10 5.05 Focol (S) 5.53 5.53 0.00 0.386 0.140 14.3 2.53%
1.00 1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.000 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1 00 0.41 Freeport Concrete 0.44 0.44 0.00 0.035 0.000 12.6 0.00%
8 00 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%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 0.180 0.000 55.6 0.00%
FIdelty Over-The-Counter Becurtlies
52w k L2 ..- L :...i Er. IB. .A IB,... 4 f l-a.I Pr.,-e '.'eeEss . EF 5 P E 3' _


1'..66 14.-.5 Bahamas S, ern- ar-.ets
8 00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings
41.00 41 .00 ABDAB
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets
0.55 0.40 RND Holdings


52wk-Low
1.2576
2.7399
1.3467
3.3971
1 1 .6581
100.0000
98.2100
1.0000
9.5611
1.0000
1.0000
1 0000


52wk-Hi
1 3231
3 0008
1.4020
3.7969
12.2702
100.0000
100.0000
1.0000
10.5000
1.0077
1 0119
1 .0086


1 I 6 > .. i ) . i 1 .
0.000 0.480 NM 7.80%
-0.023 0.000 N/M 0.00%
- 2 6 C',-- -1:
1.160 0.900 13.4 6.16%
-0.023 0.000 N/M 0.00%
v$ Yield%


Market Terms NA.V Key
II-X ALL SHARE INDEX 19 D0c 02= 1.000C ,''--' *:' '. - .er -.. : -31 March 2008
52wkHI -H Hihlt closig prie in last 52 weeks B5 $ Bw-Ing price of Col.a and Fidelity 31 Decml-br 2007
2wk Low Lowest closing prrce in last 52 weeks Ask Sellig prco of Coha and fidelity "* 30 Ju,,e 2008
ronous Clos Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Prce Last traded over-the-counter price 31 Ar 2008
Tj.diys Cl. -. CurrnIt day's weighted prco for daily volume Weekly Vol Trading volume of the prior ek .. 31 Iy 2008
.,, Ch)o in co-g price from day lo day EPS S A company's reported earns per share for the lat 12 mths ...... 27 June 2008
. Vrhl Nutnt of tornI shar trnd trd today NAV Net Asset Vale
t-. -it. Divi.J .r sh.r. paid in t1 last 12 months N/M Not Meani.gful
iP" tC.loltl pri, ,livirld iy th last 12 month earnitga FINDEX The Fidelity Baamas Stock Iex Janry 1. 194 100
!) 1 i IStock pll Eifft-tliv Dite 8/0/2007
(S1- t1 1 Stnrk Sldt Effectiwo Date 7/11/2007
rO TRADC CALL .:FAL A12-502.7010 I FIDELITY 242ae2-384-"54 I PB CAPITAL M ARIC1T 342-306-40001 FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION CALL 242-394-00


actions, where cheques drawn
on one bank but due to be
deposited at another have to be
taken by armoured car to a cen-
tral location where they are set-
tled by representatives of the
various institutions.
Apart from allowing inter-
bank cheques to be processed
electronically rather than man-
ually at a cheque clearing facil-
ity, the ACH system will allow
direct debits and credits from
accounts, debit cards and a
shared Automatic Teller
Machine (ATM) network.
The latter would allow
Bahamians to use their cash
cards at any bank branch. It
would also reduce the time per-
sons spent in line waiting to
cash and deposit pay cheques,
as they could be deposited to
their account.
Bahamian consumers would
also,be able to use direct debits
from their bank accounts to pay
bills such as cable television and


electricity.
The ACH could ultimately
lead to the creation of just one
back office system for the entire
Bahamas. It may also help
develop SWITCH products,
where Bahamians could use
their cash cards at any bank's
ATM machine.
A further potential bonus
from the ACH will be the open-
ing up a whole range of elec-
tronic banking services in the
Bahamas, including its use in
the online purchase of govern-
ment goods and services.
Ultimately, .through mod-
ernising the Bahamian pay-
ments system through electron-
ic means, the ACH will provide
buyers and sellers with more
certainty and confidence, espe-
cially when it comes to settling
their transactions.
It will also enhance econom-
ic and business efficiency by set-
tling transactions quicker,
boosting business cash flows.


rd8iu~i


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that IRMA TASSY OF PALM TREE
AVENUE, THE GROVE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
16th day of JULY, 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147- Freepbrt, Bahanma'




PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENTTO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that 1, SOPHIA LUNDY. mother
of DESHANNUN DANICIO LUNDY of Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my son's name to DESHANNUN DANICIO
LUNDY MUSGROVE. 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.


Legal Notice
NOTICE


GENESIS I HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 17th day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




NOTICE


GUN POINT INVESTMENTS LIMITED



This is to inform the General Public that all that
private thoroughfare or roadway known as Gun
Point situate northeastwards of the Settlement
of Spanish Wells at the northwestern end of the
Island of North Eleuthera will be closed to the
public from 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, 3rd August,
2008 to 6:00 a.m on Monday, 4th August, 2008
to protect the right of ownership.




Everette Sands
President


Don S Wrinkle and Jean Wrinkle


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
FG Financial Preferred Income F
FG Financial Growth Fund
FG .Financial Diversified Fund


14.60 1l,=.60 14 6".
6.00 6.25 6.00
0.35 0.40 0.35
Collna Over-Tha-Counter Securties
1 r.00 3 O0 .1 O C0
14.60 15.60 14.00
0 45 0 55 0.45
BISX Usled MuLIal Fund3
NAV YTD% Last 12 Months
1.323145"* 2.41% 5.21%
2.990639-* -0.34% 9.15%
1.401975*.... 1.96% 4.23%
3.6007"-- -5.17% 9.38%
12.2702* 2.82% 5.73%
100.00-
99.956603" -0.04% -0.04%
1.00*
Fund 9.5611-** -8.94% -8.94%
Fund 1.0077.---- 0.77% 0.77%
1.0119..... 1.19% 1.19%
1.0086..... 0.86% 0.86%


I BUSINESS I


-----










THE TRIBUNE


WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008, PAGE 7B


COI PG


Tribune Comics


JUDGE PARKER
ARE YOU 65UE I'VE TA-KE A W100k
NEVER US6EP THeE se AT THE HEAPS.-
CLue ? THEkE'S NOT A
/-~J- 7 MAEW ON THEM!A


APT 3-G


BLONDIE
OUR IN-LAWS ARE STRICT
VEGETARIANS! CAN 'OU F
CATER A DINNER O
THAT CONTAINS COURSE
NO MEAT?
r'- "r#



'IT Ii


MARVIN


WELL, CAN YOU SNEAK ON THE
A LITTLE HAMBURGER SLY?
INTO THE MEAL
ON THE SLV?






S72- /




IHEN WAS THE LAST TV IE
YOU CAUGHT A
BASEBALL, BERNME? | NIGH
f S--I--EBSCHOOL


TIGER


DENNIS THE MENACE Sudoku Puzzle


"CON eGRTULATMONS! YOU FASSEP
1!4R /RFF TSTF!"


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

85 26 -

4 1

3 8 7 41
1 8 9

6 5

6 3 7

8 1 6 5
5_ __ 9

1 7 8 3
Difficulty Level 7/22


Kakuro Puzzle


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


Yesterday's
Sudoku Answer


649
732
8 1 5
5 214
9.613



3 7 6


Yesterday's
Kakuro Answer


White mates in four moves,
against any defence. Chess
problems normally comprise a
unique white first move, then a
variety of black defences with a
specific answer to each. Today
it's different, White's four-move
sequence in this composition by
Rudolph Willmers is played in -
the identical order however
Back responds, As a further
due, White's first turn is with his
at rook and does not check the
black king, With these hints, can
you work out the checkmating
sequence?


- CRYPTIC PUZZLE1 2 3 U 1 I 1I


Across
1 Dismiss
someone
taking money (7)
5 Girl that is unhappy being
in the lead (5)
S Does he write
notes hoping to make
people better? (6d2,5)
9 Having eaten a meal I'd
end a different shape (5)
10 Let's look first for some
openings (7)
11 Global outbreak of herpes
(6)
12 Lost form due to a rise in
temperature (6)
15 Free to enter into another
tenancy agreement? (7)
17 It should be enough to
cover the rent (5)
19 Soldier gets pay for work;
others may get it without
work (7,6)
20 A view that makes sense
(5)
21 Gets ready to eat, or to be
eaten (7)


Across: 1 Lance, 8 Returned, 9
Spain, 10 Electric storm, 11 Typed, 12
Ada, 16 Airing, 17 Untrue, 18 Oak, 23
Leant, 24 Turnover, 25 Demon, 26
Rationed, 27 Plant.
Down: 2 Asphyxia, 3 Criteria, 4
Sealed, 5 Dunce,'6 Entry, 7 Edict, 12
Ago, 13 Auk, 14 Ethereal, 15 Turn
down, 19 Aneled, 21 Grate, 22 Colon.


Down
1 Such a message won't be
plain (5)
2 A boxer normally has one,
even if not hungry (6,7)
3 Tidy description of a
monk? (2,5)
4 Firmly established as a
growing concern (6)
5 Some thousand held cap-
tive in battle (5)
6 Disaster is not changed by
these discourses (13)
7 Pardoned and released (7)
11 They reward or punish
unruly priests (7)
13 Cost an unknown amount
of small coins, we hear (7)
14 Get the member to finish
an old story (6)
16 Girl has exercises
to get fit (5)
18 The flighty take
to them (5)


Across: 1 Trade, 8 Farewell, 9
Known, 10 Illusion, 11 Verse, 12
Fat, 16 Muddle, 17 Random, 18
Wry, 23 Spade, 24 Headlong, 25
Sheen, 26 Shortage, 27 State.
Down: 2 Runner-up, 3 Downside, 4
Paella, 5 Get-up, 6 Merit, 7 Glint, 12
Few, 13 Try, 14 Snapshot, 15 Cold
feet, 19 Renege, 20 Chase, 21
Major, 22 Flute.


Across
1 Petty complaint (7)
5 Schism (5)
8 Moral support (13)
9 Latin American dance
(5)
10 Bag for schoolbooks
(7)
11 Genial (6)
12 Gorgeous clothes (6)
15 Loot (7)
17 Elementary (5)
19 In regular order (13)
20 General
tendency (5)
21 No longer existing (7)


Down
1 Hunt (5)
2 As a result (2,11)
3 Woman's private
room (7)
4 To pass (6)
5 Used up (5)
6 Central European
principality (13)
7 Absolutely (7)
11 Slavish imitator (7)
13 Concisely (2,5)
14 Sufficient reason (6)
16 Fear greatly (5)
18 Underground vault
(5)


Chess


1-'


- 1*''~
rl, I

LLL -i


Che&s solution 8338: t ia7, 2 Na5 (with or witt ht
cl(eck accorNfit to laceks resepy), 3 Rh7 ( itto .and 4
b4 mates,.


Target


BIN




I
IL


A







A


HOW many words of
four letters or more can
you make from the
letters shown here? In
making a word, each
* letter may be used once
only. Each must contain
the centre letter and
there must be at least
one nine-letter word, No
plurals, or verb forms
ending in "s", no words
with initial capitals and
no words with a hyphen
or apostrophe
permitted. The first
word of a phrase is
permitted e.g. inkjet in
Inkiet printer).
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 15; very good 23;
excellent 30 (or more,.
Solution Monday.


Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker


Hook, Line and Sinker


North dealer,
North-South vulnerable.
NORTH
4K J43
VQ 105
+A6
+KJ 83
WEST E
476 49
V974 V8
K Q J.1 7 3 1
4A74 ,4Q
SOUTH
4AQ 10852'
VAK J3
+4
462


EA
6
0
Q)


The bidding:
North East South
1 + Pass I +
2 + Pass 6 4
Opening lead king of diam
Every so often a hand arise
there's a distinct disadvant
being a good player. The expi
sees all and knows all som
makes plays that wouldn't occ
lesser player, and as a resul
sionally pays a price for his s
kno ledge. T'he moral is tha
rance is sometimes bliss.
Consider this deal played
national pair championship.
quickly got to six spades, an
led a diamond, taken by di
ace.


Declarer, a well-known expert,
played two rounds of' trumps and
then four rounds of hearts. discarding
a diamond from dunmtm. The dia-
mond discard wasn't important as
such, but it was by no means a hap-
hazard play. South had a \ cry shre\\ d
6ST purpose in mind.
Declarer next led a club, and
2 West, also a top-notch player.
98 5 2 sloepped right up with the ace. That
109 5 ended the play, and declarer made
the slam.
Had West followed low on the
club lead. South would ha\c had a
difficult guess as to whether to play
the king or the jack from dummy.
Whether he would have guessed
West correctly no one will ever kno\\. In
Pass the actual layout, declarer succeeds
by playing the king, but if West has
nonds. the queen and last the ace. the jack
is the winning play.
s where South's method of play vould
tage to probably have been a wastc of time
ert who against an inferior West player.
ietimes Declarer intentionally went out of lis
cur to a w\ay to show West hlie had started
t occa- with six spades and four hearts.
superior By cashing his hearts and discard-
at igno- ing a diamond from dummy. South
hoped to persuade West that he had
d in a started with tIso diamonds and one
South club. The actual West s\\allo\\ed the
id West bait, apparently belie\ ing he'd lose
ummy's his ace unless he took it \while he had
the chance.


Tomorrow: To win or not to win?
L-2008 King Features Sndicatc[ Inc


YES! WE WANT SOMETHING
TO TEASE THEM ABOUT
AFTER THE PARTY!






S11\' mlo-


Yesterday's Cryptic Solution Yesterday's Easy Solution








THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 8B, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008


ARTS


Grand Bahama Chorale electrifies




Washington audiences


THE Bahamas' 35th Independence Anniver-
sary took on special meaning for Bahami-
ans, members of the Diplomatic Corp in
Washington DC, and friends of the Bahamas as the
popular Grand Bahama Chorale celebrated the
occasion with performances at the Organization of
American States (OAS) and the People's Community
Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland.


The chorale accepted the
invitation of Cornelius A Smith,
Bahamas Ambassador to the
United States, to participate in
the embassy's activities com-
memorating the 35th Anniver-
sary of the birth of the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas.
Chorale director Clayton
Curtis said that the occasion
provided the group with a
unique experience as members
were moved by the apprecia-
tion of their audiences as they
presented a short programme
of select Bahamian folk songs.
At the OAS the rendering of
the national anthems of the
United States and the Bahamas
were received by a capacity
crowd with thundering
applause, and following the
short programme of select
Bahamian pieces, thoroughly
pleased those in attendance.
Also performing at the event
was the famed Edwin 'Apple'
Elliott Trio made up of Patrick
Russell, percussionist; Ralph
"Ossie" Hall, saxophonist, and
Miss Grace Anne Adderley,
pianist.
At the People's Community
Church, where former Gover-
nor General of the Bahamas
Sir Orville Turnquest was in
attendance, the chorale staged
a full-length concert showcas-
ing the full scope of their reper-
toire, from classical to calyp-
so.
They effortlessly moved
from classical music, sung in
English and Latin, to the rous-
ing sounds of Negro spirituals,.
contemporary, sacred, and
gospel music. Of particular


note were 'Ain't Got Time to
Die'; 'God and God Alone';
'My Help (Cometh from the
Lord)'; 'Gossip, Gossip'; and
others, all of which received
rousing applause, and in many
cases repeated standing ova-
tions.
The African song, 'Siyaham-
ba' and the passionate rendi-
tion of 'Kyrie Eleison', written
by the chorale's late accompa-
nist, Mr Edwin 'Apple' Elliott,
were also crowd favourites. As
an encore, the chorale deliv-
ered the ever popular gospel
song 'Order My Steps' which
again received thunderous
applause and ovation.
Sir Orville made brief
remarks in which he drew par-
allels between the United
States and the Bahamas, saying
that they are both former
British colonies. He noted fur-
ther that through several gen-
erations the histories of the two
countries have been closely
linked, particularly during the
period of the African Diaspora
and the migration of Bahami-
ans who came in search of
employment, and even now,
through trade and commerce.
Sir Orville made mention of
how privileged he was to have
been one of the persons who
signed the Bahamian Declara-
tion of Independence.
The former governor gener-
al also expressed his delight in
hearing the chorale and com-
mented on how, in Ambas-
sador Smith's first year as the
Bahamas Government's repre-
sentative to the United States,
there was no better way for


FORMER GOVERNOR GENERAL Sir Orville Turnquest, centre, and Ambassador Cornelius Smith, right,
chat with guests at a reception at the ambassador's residence in Washington, DC.


him to create an impression
than to bring a contingent from
his island home and former
constituency, thrilling all with a
landmark performance and
experience that will linger in
his mind as one of the best
independence celebrations that
he has ever attended.
The evening was also high-
lighted by remarks from the
host pastor Rev Dr Haywood
Robinson, III, who was thrilled
that his church was chosen as
the venue for such a celebra-
tion. In his remarks he indicat-
ed that he could not help but
note the high standard and pro-
ficiency displayed by the choir.


THE GRAND BAHAMA CHORALE on the steps of the Organization of
American States in Washington, DC, where they performed as a
part of the 35th Anniversary of Independence sponsored by the
Embassy of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.



European designer leads

line-up of international

guest designers at Islands

of the World Fashion Week


MODE Iles, Ltd, organis-
ers of Islands of the World
Fashion Week scheduled to
be held November 5 8 at the
British Colonial Hilton and
Atlantis Resort, have
announced that NOIR.Illu-
minati II of Denmark will
lead the list of international
guest designers presenting
their latest creations at the
event this Fall, with NOIR
taking centre stage during the
opening reception.
"It is a pleasure to have the
caliber of design and the
message projected by NOIR
grace the catwalk of this pre-
miere event," said Owen
Bethel, president of Mode
hles, Ltd and founder of
Islands of the World Fashion
Week.
"Through their unified pre-
sentation of elegant fashion,
Mr [Peter] Ingweisen, and
NOIR represent the global
concerns of the environment,
labour and human rights, and
initiatives in respect of
poverty alleviation, all rele-
vant to the issues to be high-
lighted by Islands of the
World Fashion Week, and at
the core of the themes of the
United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural
Organisation (UNESCO),
which has endorsed the
event."
Mr Bethel explained fur-
ther that, "NOIR is one of
several non-island designers
chosen to participate for their
contributions to the fashion
industry in one form or
another. These are the inter-
national guest designers. The
event is intended, primarily,
to showcase the collections of
established and new design-
ers from islands around the
world."
Mr Ingwersen, a designer
at NOIR, is known for his
attention to detail and focus
on environmentally-friendly
materials and processes with-
in his designs. This has placed
him at the vanguard of the
eco-fashion industry.
Previously head of design


for Levi's Nordic Region,
global brand director for
Levi's Vintage Clothing and
Levi's RED, and a member
of the Levi's brand manage-
ment leadership team, Mr
Ingwersen established
NOIR.Illuminati II in March
2005.
NOIR appeals to the fash-
ion and social conscience
consumer by encouraging
consumption which gives
back globally through the
support of sustainable busi-
ness practices in the Third
World.
"We want to be known as
the first brand to bring
sophistication and sexiness to
corporate social responsibili-
ty," Mr Ingwersen said of his
company's mission.
The NOIR Foundation is a
fund that allocates the rev-
enue from a percentage of
the sales of cotton suits and
fabric to support the African
cotton workers in the supply
chain called Proud Harvest.
According to Mr Bethel,
organizers are set to
announce the names of
designers selected from the
islands in late July/early
August as the deadline for
submission of applications is
the end of July and the
screening committee is still
processing the applications.
To date, the Islands of the
World Fashion Week event
has designers registered from
Barbados, Cuba, Dominican
Republic, Fiji, Indonesia,
Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent,
Trinidad and Tobago, and
the Bahamas. Interest has
also been expressed by
designers from Grenada,
Guadeloupe, Madagascar,
Martinique, Mauritius and
Puerto Rico.

For more information on
Islands of the World Fashion
Week, interested persons are
invited to visit the website
www.islandsfashionweek.com or
contact either Ms Arianne Etuk or
Ms Rekenya Dean at 242-356-
6133.


.. .-





The public is invited to
Versatile, featuring the
new works of Edrin
Symonette, Lemero Wright
and Ryan Turnquest at the
Central Bank of the
Bahamas Art Gallery, Mar-
ket Street.


SCRIMMAGE 08:
PopopStudios/Centre for
the Visual Arts invites one
and all to their ongoing
summer exhibition show-
casing a rotation of artists
and artworks. The exhibi-
tion is open all summer
long. Gallery hours are
Tuesday Saturday from
11am to 7pm.












*This July & August, The
National Art Gallery will be
hosting its first Summer
Concert Series! Come and
enjoy great performances
ty talented Bahamian
musicians.

Ronnie Butler & Elon "The
Crab Man' Moxey
Friday. July 25 at 7:30pm

Terneille "Ta Da" Burrows &
Ithalia Johnson
Friday, August 8 at
7:30pm

Kim Welcome & Pam
Woods
Friday, August 15 at
7:30pm

Tickets are available at the
NAGB Store: Contact Noel
Thompson, manager at
328.5800/1 or at nthomp-
son@nagb.org.bs

Mur-mi-don: Marie
Jeanne Dupuch will be fea-
turing new paintings at The
Hub, No 2 Colebrooke Lane
(Bay Street). The exhibition
runs until August 19. For
more information check
out
www.thehubbahamas.org
or call 322.4333.


....... -

2008


The National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas (NAGB)
has invited the general
public to view its Fourth
National Exhibition (The
NE4). The exhibition fea-
tures an exciting array of
51 works produced within
the last two years by 31
artists. This artwork repre-
sents a rich diversity of art
and ranges from paintings,
sculptures, installations,
prints and mixed media
works to photographs and
alternative media. The exhi-
bition will be on display
from July 9 to January 30,
2009 at the NAGB on West
Hill Street.


VACANCY NOTICE

Clerk of Works Buildings Department

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Clerk of Works at The National
Insurance Board.

JOB SUMMARY
The individual would be responsible under the Assistant Director Buildings to represent The National Insurance
Board on projects being undertaken and ensuring contractors' compliance with design and materials specification
and to ensure consistent standards in workmanship.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should have a Bachelor's of Science degree or equivalent in Engineering or a related field from an
accredited College or University,

Be honest, and vigilant to ensure that the work and materials meet the required standard.

Must have a broad understanding and diverse experience in the building industry, including knowledge of materials.
trades, methods and legal requirements.

Be attentive to details when checking work and materials.

Have good written and verbal communication skills

Must demonstrate the ability to: (1) define objectives, plan the work and communicate priorities; (2) be able
to establish an appropriate working relationship with the contractor's staff while remaining diplomatic and
independent; and (3) be keen, decisive and persuasive in communicating any inconsistencies that may require
corrections or compromise.

DUTIES AND'RESPONSIBI LITIES
1. Be familiar with legal requirements and ensure that work complies with them.

2. Be familiar with all the relevant drawings and written instructions, checking them, and using them as a
reference when inspecting tie work.
3. Takes measurements and samples on site to ensure that the work and materials meet the specifications and
quality standards.

4. Provides accurate estimates for work when necessary.

5. Writes specifications; compiles Autocad drawings and obtains competitive estimates/quotations for builders'
work to be carried out.
6. Ensures that work on various projects are carried out to the client's standards, specifications and schedule.

7. Ensures that correct materials and procedures are used and that the client is given quality work and value
for money.

8. Advise contractors) about certain aspects of the work but not give advice that could be interpreted as an
instruction which would involve additional expenditure to the contract.
9. Inspects work as projects proceeds.

10. Keeps detailed records of various aspects of the work.

11. Produces regular status reports which would include progress and any delays, the number
and type of workers employed, weather conditions, visitors to the site, drawings received.
deliveries, instructions aind derails of any significant event.

12. Participates in meetings and working groups as requested and undertake any work necessary to
implement Management's initiatives.
APPLICATION
Interested persons may apply by submitting a completed application form, along with the necessary proof of
qualifications, on or before Monday, July 28, 2008, to:
The Acting Director
THE NATIONAL INSURANCE BOARD
Clif'tord Darling Complex
PO. Box N-7508
Nassau Bahamas











ARTS


Emerging voices


FROM page 12

Not just edgy and scandalous
however, NE4 also proffers
work that is of a remarkable
beauty, like Ritchie Eyma's
Composition With Red 20 x 20
oil, and Lynn Parotti's trio of
works The Blastocyst's Ball: fea-
turing Ovitrelle's Luteal Lune,
Crinone's Crave and Follistimi-
tus Irreconcilibus on canvas. The
depth of colour and weight of
the images immediately draw
the viewer in, and at first glance
masks...or perhaps points to the
intimate, stressful nature of the
work i, is a journey through
the drug induced stages of IVF
(In Vitro Fertilization).
One of the most interesting
pieces, for me, was Frorup's sec-
ond piece, Tickled Pink, a psy-
chedelic merry-go-round of
sorts, that is at once menacing
and childlike.
Imagine a giant circular wood-
en platform that has a single
rail across the middle and a pull
pivot. At one end of the rail
atop wooden blocks, a pile of
dishes, and a delicate pink tea
cup is the eerie vision of a little
girl's head, replete with fat plaits
kept in place by the thick, round
bobbles of grade school- all in
Right, bubble gum pink.
Initially, as my seven-year-old
niece and I came across the
piece, I was intimidated by the
sheer size of the work and
uncertain whether entrance to
the room was allowed so I
steered her in another direction.
Returning to the room later
however, we decided to venture
inside and walked around the
piece still hesitant, not touch-
ing, but looking at it, uncertain
of what we were seeing of what
we were supposed to see. It was
not until another visitor to the
gallery appeared and immedi-
ately grasped one end of the rail
and began walking and turning
the mammoth dial did we relax
and understand that we could
participate in the work.
With the room now filling up,
another viewer invited my niece
to participate and at long last
she had the chance to do what I
think she had wanted to do since
we entered the room, grab hold
of the merry-go-round and push
it to t h,4dtigJgl of their piped in
sounds of a little girl giggling
and shouting for the participant
to do it again.


Frorup's interactive piece of
wood, metal, wax and bronze -
has a nightmarish quality to it
though the menace seems to
come because the piece revolves
around child's play, but there is
nothing that speaks of life or
youth in the room.
According to Erica James,
director of the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas, the
purpose of the NE4 is to gauge
the direction Bahamian artists
have been moving in for the past
two years. "This is where artists
are, this is what is on their mind,
this is what artists are thinking
about. This is their personal
vision they wanted to share
that with' the public," Ms James
said of exhibition.
All of the work submitted for
consideration for the NE4 had to
be created in 2006 or after.
It was in January that the
NAGB sent out a call for works,
giving a deadline of May, which
gave artists who wanted to par-
ticipate in the exhibition a
chance to complete a piece or
find work they wanted to sub-
mit.
The process of whittling down
the submissions began with the
selection of a group of reviewers.
According to Ms James, the
reviewers are never the same
group of people from year to
year.
In the end 51 works by 32
artists were chosen and the next
step was to focus on the installa-
tion and to decide how that
process would work that is how
the various works would be
appointed to accurately reflect
the national statement being
made by this group of Bahamian
artists. It would need to reflect
what their concerns are in the
moment, and show what they
feel is important enough to work
on.
In an unprecedented showing,
this year's exhibition featured
more women than ever (Imo-
gene Walkine, whose Swept -
low fired earthenware was
straight-up awe inspiring; Sue
Bennett Williams, Tamara Rus-
sell, and her fantastically rich
and beautiful Violet Scorpion -
clay; Chantal Bethel, Marie
Jeanne, Dupuch and Samantha
Moree to name a few), with half
of the artists laying claim to a
double X chromosome. Said Ms
James, "It seems this year
women got it together". As a
group, she noted, they were able


to produce work that was of a
standard that allowed them to
participate fully in the national
exhibition.
Another interesting note in
terms of demographics, Ms
James pointed out, is that eight
of the artists were Bahamians
living abroad, "doing their thing"
in London, New York, Atlanta,
across the globe, but who were
still able to engage with what is
happening locally.
Speaking about the artists, Ms
James said that thematically,
many of them wanted the viewer
to focus on a specific aspect of
their work, pointing to Heino
Schmid's digital projection, enti-
tled North Star, that moves
across New Providence, but nev-
er loses sight of Atlantis.
As someone who often walks-
about the island, the artist was
curious about the fact that where
ever he walked he could see
Atlantis. The resort has become
a north star that sort of orients
you on New Providence, she
said. She noted further that in
contrast to Europe, where the
tallest buildings are usually
churches, in the Bahamas, that
revered role as the tallest build-
ing in the land has been taken
over by a hotel.
The technical excellence or the
artist' ability to take command
of the media selected was also a
marked aspect of a number of
works. Both Thierry Lamare and
Sue Katz-Lightboum were noted
for their strong sense of drawing
and human form, "we also
noticed a little bit of daring," Ms
James said.
With the hard work of the
show now over, and the results
open for interpretation by the
Bahamian public, NE4 stands as
an ambitious effort by a very
diverse group of artists to pro-
vide an overview of the coun-
try's art scene. Most important
perhaps, the exhibition also
opens the door for the introduc-
tion of new names, new faces,
new passions previously
unheard of to that community,
and symbolizes the continuing
development of the artistic voice
of the nation.

NE4, which is the only exhibi-
tion currently, on display at the
National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas, runs through the rest
of the year. Beginning next year,
the gallery plans to produce an
exhibit by Max Taylor.


Vf ,, '-


a

r ~'7IM


V~~~~~


1. Buy any 3 or the 5 featured KRAFT items (including KRAFT
BBQ Sauce, KRAFT Singles, KRAF T S ;ld ODreps"-,i,, ,d
OSCAR MAYER Hot Dogs.
2. Circle item on your original store receipt, answer the
question on entry forms provided.
3. Write your name, address and telephone number on original
store receipt.
4. Deposit receipt and entry torm into entry box, located in all
participating stores or drop off at The d'Albenas Agency,
Madeira Street, Palmdale.
5. Promotion runs from July 7 to August 1, 2008. Wnner will
be chosen on August 8, 2008.__ / _


.......... ............--- - -.- -
To qualify to win, fill in the blanks
and attach to your original receipt.
Drop in entry boxes or bring to
The d'Albenas Agency, Palmdale.

If I were an
0 _ r M r Weiner


xKumr


WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008, PAGE 9B


.q


r-~.


^ f
^


'.4, ,- r "
^,S.,:A v ^


THE TRIBUNE


~t~







THE TRIBUNE


Some of R.M. Bailey guys
class of 1988 pose for a
group shot


ID


4~


<


Darryl and Fifika catching up.


From left to right: Carlon, Ronald (back)
Don and Allen catching up on old times


w ...--. '-
.{ ,. .f L^
p1^^ -C' /' *


*, -

M m e s o ,t .'
Members of the class meeting and greeting on June 26, 2008.


*. : -.~..
frt'>


1988 ,.-i of ;M Bailey Senior High School celebrates their


20th Anniversarv,


Upcoming major events include:
A boat cruise planned for September 20
A walk-a-thon on September 27
A church service on September 28
To close out the year a grand banquet will
be held Saturday, October 4 at the Atlantis
Resort.
All graduates of the RM Bailey class of 1988
are asked to support these events and be a
part of the fun and fellowship. Meetings are
held every Thursday at 7pm at the school on
Robinson Road.


The 1988 graduating class of RM Bailey
Senior High School is celebrating it's
20th Anniversary this year until
December 31.
Numerous activities have been planned. The
first event held was a grill-out fundraiser on
July 5. Classmates got a chance to raise funds
for the school, and also fellowship at the same
time. There have been several meet and greets
to date, and these will continue throughout the
year.


V


I,~,. j
l.a


PS


.:


F: i~t~









THE RIBUE WI2N~DAY JUL 23,008 PAG li


KINGDOM EPLOO ,NS 'rPRESENTS ,
Ist ANNUAL Grand Balama
A A a i t, A-


.., ,'-.;
. .. t ;.
,-. *
. _.',-' :


FROM left are the'
judges: Devon Johnson,
food and beverage man-
ager, Our Lucaya Resort;
Dwayne Cleare, execu-
tive chef, Our Lucaya;
Shirly Lowe, event coor-
dinator; Mr Popple,
sponsor, and Lisa Willis,
Food Extraordinaire,
Casa Mederia. Judges
not pictured are Simeon
Hall Jr, Food Services
Company director, 3
Restaurant Mgmt Group
Ltd and Mike Mosko of
Mosko Realty Ltd.


1st Annual


,Grand Bahama




GRI. LL-OFF


O1


PETITION


* By DENISE MAYCOCK,
Tribune Freeport Reporte
dmavcock@tribunemedia.net


> FREEPORT Tourism officials hope that the 1st Annu-
, al Grand Bahama Grill-Off competition next month will
help boost the island's sluggish economy.


Plans for the grill-off competi-
tion were announced this week
by the Ministry of Tourism.
Shirley Lowe, event coordina-
tor, said the grill-off will be held at
Pirates of the Bahamas on Jolly
Roger Drive on Saturday, August
2, from 10am until.
Ms Lowe explained that chefs.
schools, community athletic leams,
local restaurants and Bahamians
throughout the island are invited


to participate or view the'compe-
tition.
Ms Lowe hopes that the com-
Spetition will bring several bene- ,
fits to Grand Bahama.
"It is hoped to boost'Graad
Bahama's economy, help youths
turn to constructive hobbies such
as music rather than gangs, while
bringing cohesion to Grand
Bahama's community and lift tfie
spirits of local residents," she said.


Several companies, she said,
have.lent their support to the com-
petition,.including Fenestration
Glass Co, the Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Betco Ltd, and Kel-
ly's. "
The judges for the event are
Dwane Clare, executive chef at
the Our Lucaya Resort; Devon
Johnson, food and beverage man-
. ager at the Our Lucaya Resort;
Lisa Willis of the Casa Mederia;
Simeon Hall Jr, director of food
services at the 3 Restaurant Man-
agement Group; and Mike Mosko
of Mosko Realty.
Ms Lowe said she hopes that
the grill-off competition will
become the premier annual cook-
ing competition in the Bahamas
and perhaps an international culi-
nary competition.


Grilled Rack of Lamb with Guava


Essence & Tamarind Drizzle


* By SOUSE CHEF
GEORGE WILLIAMS III
Sandals Royal Bahamian
Resort and Spa
Lamb Rack
1 (French) or American rack
of lamb
7 guavas (fresh, peeled, blended
and strained)
Salt and pepper to taste
Method
Season the lamb with the salt
and pepper to taste then add
2oz of blended guava on to the
lamb and marinate for 30 min-
utes. Heat up a medium frying
pan and sear off the lamb until
golden brown. Then place in
the oven for 15 minutes for
medium rare. Take out of the
oven and let cool before cut-
ting.
Guava Essence
5oz blended guava
3oz lamb stock
Salt and pepper to taste


Method
Add the stock to a small
sauce pot and bring to a boil.'
Once it is boiling add your gua-
va and let reduce by half, then
season.
Note: The guava will thicken
the essence.
Tamarind Glaze
1bag (shocked) fresh tamarind
Icup sugar
3cups water
Pinch salt
loz cornstarch
Method
Add all of the ingredients
except for the cornstarch into
a small sauce pot. Bring sauce
to a boil for 30 seconds and then
turn the heat down and simmer
for 10 minutes, then add the
cornstarch to thicken it up.
After thickening strain the glaze
into a new container and let
cool down until you are ready
to use.


Rosemary potatoes
4 red bliss potato (cut in half)
1 sprig fresh rosemary
(chopped)
A drizzle of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Method
..Mix all the ingredients
together and place in the oven
until done. Once a toothpick
can go through the potato is
done.



1/2oz coconut milk
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
3oz julienne (strips) market
vegetables
Salt & pepper to taste
Method
Heat up a medium frying pan
with a little oil. Then add your
vegetables, thyme and season-
ing to taste. Then add your
milk.


4 1* '


The Bahamas Telecommunications Company
Limited invites qualified vendors) to provide
direct top-up solutions for wireless prepaid
services. If your company offers top-up solutions
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
issued until a signed NDA has been
completed and returned to BTC.
July 25: RFP responses should be submitted to:
I Kirk Griffin, EVP (BTC Building) 21 JFK Drive,
PO Box N3048,Nassau, NP Bahamas
(Attention: eTop-up)






www.btcbahamas.com j CALL BTC 225-5282


...... i.......... ...................................................................................................


I~l~i ~LY -.. i:


WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008, PAGE 11B


THE TRIBUNE


TENDR FR DREC TOPUP OLUION


ar


A MLh Aa&&am4LJjU&I.









SGrand Bahama Chorale electrifies Washington audiences
See page eight


Chef George Williams
III serves up Grilled
Rack of Lamb
See page 11


WP D N SD n AY TTTTY 72 2n0O


,.


Emerging

voIc


'ES


New artists takes* c
^B~f5T~na^!?^~nr4