The Tribune
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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: July 24, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
normalized irregular
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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Tribune Business Editor
GOVERNMENT will likely
begin efforts to privatise the
Bahamas Electricity Corporation
(BEC) in 2009, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham said, adding
that he expected the process to
be easier than the one involving
the Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company (BTC).
"BEC is a-much easier corpo-
ration to privatise than BTC. It
has never had all of BTC's bad
habits, never had the excess of
employees BTC has had," Mr
Ingraham said.
"BEC is probably going to be
the next one to be privatised. It is
almost beyond the capacity of the
state to continue to provide the

kind of generation capacity that is
required for the operations of
The Prime Minister also
acknowledged that the multi-mil-
lion dollar subsidies handed out
by Government on an annual
basis to the likes of Bahamasair,
the Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion and the Broadcasting Cor-
poration of the Bahamas was
"unaffordable on a continuing
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PM moves amendmei
to Airport Authority A
Tribune Staff Reporter
PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham moved an amendmi
the House of Assembly yesterday to the Airport Auth
Act which would limit or restrict the authority of the Mir
to set fees at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (L:
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TWO men charged in Mon-
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worth of marijuana were
arraigned in Magistrate's Court
S A 22-year-old woman charged
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lyn Gibson, 31, both of Sandi-
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A 17-YEAR-OLD boy is
brought to Court One, Bank
Lane, by officers of the Cen-
tral Detective Unit and is
covered in a blue jacket to
conceal his identity.
Tribune Staff
A 17-YEAR-OLD boy
from Ragged Island Street
has been charged in Mag-
istrate's Court with the
June 3 murder of Marvin
Wilson, who was stabbed
to death at his Rusty
Bethel Avenue apartment
near ZNS.
The boy, whose name
cannot be published
because he is under 18, was
taken yesterday afternoon
to Court 1, Bank Lane, by
Central Detective Unit
officers covered in a blue
jacket to conceal his iden-
After he entered the
court, the jacket was
SEE page eight

ning to tear down and replace
a number of public high
schools in New Providence,
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham has revealed.
Mr Ingraham told The Tri-'
bune that, in addition to
replacing Princess Margaret
Hospital, government aims to
use proceeds from the
planned sale of the Bahamas
Telecommunications Compa-
ny (BTC) to demolish and
replace seven "brokedown"
"We are literally patching
them up and spending monies
on them they really should
be replaced," he said.
The schools earmarked for

demolition are:
L W Young Junior High
School on Bernard Road.
C I Gibson Senior High
School in Marathon Estates.
S* H O Nash Junior High
School on John F Kennedy
, -* A F Adderley Junior High
School, on Baillou Hill Road
and Tonique Williams-Dar-
ling Highway (already par-
tially demolished).
S C McPherson Junior
SEE page 11

PM rejects claims

of deceptive changes

to the tax regime
Tribune News Editor
PRIME Minister Hubert,
Ingraham has-rejected claims
that changes made to the tax
regime as part of the 2008/09
budget were in any way covert
or deceptive.
Mr Ingraham said he consid-
ered the claims, made in an arti-
cle in Monday's INSIGHT, to
be insulting "because none of
it is true."
The prime minister said the
budget, which aimed at lessening
the impact of global economic
challenges was forthrightly
presented in parliament.
"We operated in an open
forum. The budget is debated in
a very public forum, broadcast
live on the radio and television. It is presented at the end of May,
it lays out there in documentary form all during the month of
June and comes into effect on the first of July. How it could then
be clandestine, or covert, or deceptive, escapes my under-
standing," Mr Ingraham said.
The INSIGHT article claimed the tax hikes were deceptive,
based on the fact that they were not alluded to in the prime min-
ister's Budget Communication and were not gazetted in the
A number of businesspersons claimed this threw their affairs
into chaos, as they were no longer sure what rates applied to
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Bahamas could be testing ground for

renewable energy ideas

- Minister

Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Bahamas could be a testing
ground for the viability of various renew-
able energy initiatives, Environment Min-
ister Earl Deveaux said yesterday.
The government said it is actively seek-
ing to promote partnerships between
itself and private companies who are able
to offer alternative energy solutions, like
wind and solar power, for the Bahamas.
"We can use the Bahamas as a tem-
plate to explore all practical technolo-
gies and establish alternative energy
models," Dr Deveaux said yesterday at a
renewable energy seminar.
As the Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion (BEC) struggles to meet the growing
demand for power, particularly in the
Family Islands, Minister of State.for the
Environment Phenton Neymour said that
government "feels that there is an oppor-
tunity right at our fingertips to improve
the supply of energy in the Family Islands
and through New Providence using
renewable energy."
Mr Neymour said government has
recently met with "a number" of compa-
nies from the United States who are
interested in forging business partner-
ships with the Bahamas in this poten-
tially lucrative sector.
"One of the criteria of the National
Energy Policy is for us to set a goal for

the penetration or the amount of renew-
able energy that we provide. So we are
taking steps to meet with individuals who
provide renewable energy on a scale that
we need," he said.
Mr Deveaux and Mr Neymour were
speaking at the United States govern-
ment-sponsored Caribbean Regional Sus-
tainable Energy High Level Seminar,
which took place at the Sheraton Cable
Beach resort in Nassau yesterday.
The event was organised in conjunc-
tion with the Organisation of American
States (OAS), the Inter-American Devel-
opment Bank (IDB) and the Inter-Amer-
ican Institute for Cooperation on Agri-
culture (IICA).
The conference drew Caribbean gov-
ernment ministers and officials, along

"We can use the Bahamas as a template
to explore all practical technologies and
establish alternative energy models."

Environment Minister EarlDeveaux

with officials from various US govern-
ment departments, multi-lateral organi-
sations and the private sector, to discuss
how the region can move towards greater
energy independence through exploiting
alternative energy sources like wind,.
water, sun, or geothermal power.
.While world economies are suffering
from their dependence on oil, the price of
which is continually rising, island nations
in the Caribbean are particularly hard
In less than four years, the amount the
region is spending on oil imports has
risen by 370 per cent, Assistant Secretary
General of the Organisation of American
States Albert Ramdin said yesterday.
Addressing the opening ceremony of
the seminar, Dr Deveaux, along with

United States' Ambassador to the
Bahamas Ned Siegel and Mr Ramdin,
highlighted the many environmental and
economic risks associated with the con-
tinued use of oil as a primary source of
Dr Deveaux told those attending the
high level seminar that the Bahamas
"waits with baited breath for (their) rec-
ommendations" when it comes to creat-
ing a sustainable and environmentally-
friendly power supply.
"Despite heavy reliance on fossil fuels,
the Bahamas lacks any known
exploitable supply of conventional ener-
gy resources. This severe imbalance
between supply and demand puts our
nation in an extremely vulnerable state,"
he said.

Ambassador Siegel said that rising oil
prices have precipitated a "tipping point"
in the debate over the use of alternative
energy sources versus continuing with
the world's current oil dependence.
"The cost of being totally dependent
on fossil fuels (has) gotten to an extent
where we cannot not afford to look at
these alternative energy and renewable
energy sources."
Mr Ramdin added: "I hope that this
conference can convince and come up
with arguments to convince politicians
that it is wise to do something and it can
convince investors that it is good business
to invest in renewable energies."
Dr Deveaux was optimistic that solu-
.tions to the situation the Bahamas, and
the world, finds itself in, will be forth-
He referred to an article in the June
edition of the respected international
magazine The Economist, which com-
pared an oncoming alternative energy
"boom" with the multi-billion dollar
information technology boom of the
1990s, which saw the demand for and
supply of IT products and services sky-
He said he believes that the speed with
which countries convert to using alter-
native energy sources, like solar and
wind, "will be a lot faster than any tech-
nological advance the world has experi-
enced before."

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GOLDEN Isles MP Charles
Maynard criticized PLP chairman
and MP for Englerston Glenys
Hanna-Martin in the House of
Assembly yesterday.
Mr Maynard, who was answer-
ing Mrs Hanna-Martin on her
defence of the PLP's record in
the handling of the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport,
opened with a quote from the
Ministry of Education's weekly
newsletter, stating that "convic-
tion is only worthy when backed
up by conduct."
Upon hearing this, Mrs Han-
na-Martin jumped to her feet and
responded that if Mr Maynard
was suggesting that she was some-
how insincere or not factual in
her presentation-then Mr, May-
nard should highlight the areas
in which she was either insincere

or not factual.
Mr Maynard answered, how-
ever, that his comments were
directed more toward West End
and Bimini MP Obie Wilchcombe
who had discussed the fact that
increases were coming to the air-
port by user fees for passengers.
Mr Maynard also questioned
why a monopoly was allowed to

exist for food services at LPIA
for decades. "She (Mrs Hanna-
Martin) spoke about the renam-
ing of the LPIA. Now I want to
put that into context, because that
was July 2006. And the govern-
ment at that day decided that they
wanted to do a cluster of things
around that time to me I think
that was the beginning of their
election campaign.
"I say that because it was
rushed events, that were designed
to profile certain key individuals
from the PLP's past. They
renamed the National Insurance
Building to the Clifford Darling
building. They decided to rename
the airport after Lynden Pindling.
I have no problem with that
either. Except, even dutb me,
and I say dumb me because I ain't
no aviation expert, but I know

one thing for sure, every single
airport in the world has a call sign,
and in our case its NAS, and if
you want to change the name of
the airport you have to do more
than put a sign in front of it," he
said. Mrs Hanna-Martin stood on
a point of order and told Mr May-
nard that he quite rightly
acknowledged that when it comes
to aviation he is "dumb".
"The airport would continue
to be know as NAS even with the
renaming. The renaming process
is not effected by that. The
renaming process involves
processes such as the notice to
airmen, which was done, also the
relevant notices to international
civil aviation organizations. The
airport has appropriately been
renamed concurrent with the act
itself," she said, ,

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'Tendency for

public officers

not to speak to

the press'

THERE is a general ten-
dency on the part of public
.officers "not to make them-
selves available to the
press," Prime Minister Ingra-
ham told The Tribune.
He said this is to some
extent the result of a politi-
cal culture that has devel-
oped in the Bahamas over
the years, "where politicians
have not taken too kindly to
public officers who speak
However, Mr Ingraham
said that the press should
have access to the head of
every government depart-
ment, "because we encour-
age them to speak.
"There is nothing secret
about this business this is
public business," he said.

Man charged

in connection

with fatal

traffic crash

A MAN charged in con-
nection with a traffic acci-
dent, which claimed the life
of a woman in Long Island
last month, was arraigned in
the Magistrate's Court yes-
Tyrone Romer, 41, of Doc-
tor's Creek, Long Island, has
been charged with killing in
the course of dangerous dri-
Romer was yesterday
charged in Magistrate's
Court 6, Parliament Street,
before Magistrate Renee
It is alleged that Romer at
or around 9.23pm on Friday,
June 27, drove a truck with
the license plate number T
792 north on Queens High-
way, Long Island, in a man-
ner dangerous to the public,
thereby causing the death of
Elizabeth Bowles.
According to initial
reports, Bowles, 47, the
country's 20th traffic fatality,
died after being struck by a
truck while cycling north
along Queens Highway
sometime around 9.30 pm on
June 27.
Bowles was taken to the
local clinic suffering from
head and chest injuries, but
died around 2.07 am the fol-
lowing day.
Romer pleaded not guilty
to the charge of killing in the
course of dangerous driving
and opted to have his case
tried in the Magistrate's
He was granted bail in the
sum of $10,000 with two
The case was adjourned to
October 6.

PM pledges to prosecute

corrupt Customs officers,

officials who break law

Tribune News Editor
PRIME Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham says his government will
prosecute all public servants who
break the law.
Responding to complaints
about corrupt Customs officers
printed in Monday's INSIGHT,
Mr Ingraham admitted that
authorities have not handled the
problem correctly in the past.
"There Has been a reluctance
on the part of government to
prosecute persons engaging in
activities that are dishonest or
fraudulent, which includes a
minority of Customs officers.
That will change," the prime min-
ister said. He asked members of
the public suffering intimidation
at the hands of rogue officers to
report the situation immediate-
ly, and "test whether or not the
government is willing to enforce
the anti-corruption laws I think
they will find that we are."
Mr Ingraham assured the pub-
lic that the identity of all com-
plainants will be kept secret. He
noted that this was the 'practice
for dealing with reports of ille-
gality under the first ENM gov-
ernment, when the authorities
even offered rewards for infor-
mation on public servants who
accepted or solicited bribes.
The prime minister also point-
ed out that a Customs officer can
only be dishonest if somebody is
willing to pay him. "And the peo-
ple who would normally pay are
not ordinary persons who are just
bringing in a couple hundred dol-
lars worth of goods, because that
is not in their interest. Those who
pay would be big importers, and
over the years, some of them have
been caught and fined."
Admitting that the Customs
Department is "archaic", Mr
Ingraham said: "There are many
things to be done, we accept
To this end, the prime minister
said, the government is provid-
ing the Customs Department with

"significantly increased
resources," including 50 new Cus-
toms officers, 25 new guards and
a number of support personnel.
He said: "They should begin
training soon. And hopefully we
are going to be able to deal with
the overtime at the airport for
Customs and Immigration; impact
upon our cost there, by introduc-
ing a shift system.
"These new people who are
being employed, they are
employedm,lft so there will
be no argaMn"ts from theri.in
the futui y are 9-to-5,
Monday-t6 Frity-persons. If
they want that job, they will not
get it unless they agree to the
"So over a period of time, we
will get Customs to be the 24/7
operation it needs to be, and the
same thing will apply to Immi-
Acting Comptroller of Customs.
Anthony Adderley told The Tr-t
bune that anyone who has a com-
plaint about Customs should
report it to his office.
Mr Adderley pledged that he
will "vigorously" seek to address
all concerns, once sufficient evi-
dence is produced. He said the
allegations of bribe-taking and

"There has been a
reluctance on the
part of government
to prosecute
persons engaging in
activities that are
dishonest or

smuggling levelled at some Cus-,
toms officers in the INSIGHT
article were "quite serious" and
that relatively few such reports
have reached his office.
The article also recounted
claims of inefficiency and incom-
petence on the part of individual
officers some of whom, it was
said, were unsure of what duty
rate to charge on many goods.
Mr Adderley said he finds this
allegation strange. as all officers
have a breakdown of the tariff
structure available to them.
"I'm not going to say.ftht
somebody in haste. may not giye
a classification that may not be
correct, but it certainly is not
widespread," he added.
Mr Ingraham said that any
"confusion" about applicable
duty rates in the past may have
resulted from rihe fact that some
rates were charged at the discre-
,*: p ii'vidual officers, within'
"'prede ftt range.
He added that one of the aims
of his government's "rationalisa-
tion" of the tax structure during
the recent budget exercise was to
end this practice.
"I don't imagine that some
Customs officers were happy with
the changes," he said.

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MAGISTRATE Renee McKay is expected to
make her ruling in the sexual harassment case of
popular media personality Darold Miller on Sep-
tember 2, it was announced yesterday.
Mr Miller is accused of soliciting sexual favours from
a female GEMS 105.9FM employee between February
2 and March22 of last year while he served as the com-
pany's chief operating officer.
In a final attempt to prove his client's innocence,
Mr Miller's attorney Michael Kemp told the court
yesterday that defence believes that the virtual com-
plainant has been thoroughly discredited in the case.
Mr Kemp admitted that Mr Miller had been in a
position of authority over the virtual complainant,
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' Mr Kemp told the court that the' virtual com-
plainant herself testified that Mr Miller had not-
promised her anything. Mr Kemp went on to criticise
the virtual complainant, calling her ungrateful.
"Could you imagine someone throwing out a life-
line to you and you drag them through the courts for
political reasons or for a deal," Mr Kemp said.
Mr Kemp told the court that the virtual com-
plainant was used as a tool by those who were
opposed to his client, noting that the virtual com-
plainant herself had told the court that the case had
gone too far. Mr Kemp also questioned whether the
complainant's distress had, in fact, been genuine.
"Darold Miller doesn't want you to have sympathy
(with) him, Darold Miller wants justice," Mr Kemp
told the court. Magistrate McKay adjourned the
matter to September 2 at 10am, stating that she will
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New funding scheme for airport

THE BEST news coming out of the "This limitation of the discretion in fee
House of Assembly yesterday before mem- setting is viewed as a precondition to the,
bers broke for the summer recess -.return- successful completion of the non-guaran-
ing on Wednesday, September 17 is that teed financing for the airport redevelop-
the dead hand of government has at last ment project.
been lifted from the development of Lyn- "The lenders," said Mr Ingraham, "have
den Pindling International Airport. indicated that they are unwilling to lend
In exchange for the Canadian company, substantial sums which the Airport Author-
which has a 30-year airport lease to manage ity will be borrowing if the setting of rates
the Nassau Airport Development Compa- is going to be dependent upon the exercise
ny (NAD), being allowed to decide the of discretion by a minister of the govern-
user fee structure at the airport, govern- meant, who is subject to all of the pressures
ment will no longer have to subsidise the that politicians come under from time to
airport's costs. time.
Over the past seven years this subsidy "And," continued the Prime Minister,
has totalled $45 million. In future it will "they (the lenders) had as their background
be the airport users who will pay for the air- what happened when the Airport Author-
port not government. ity gave out a management contract and the
The Bahamas' international airport had length of time it took the government to
no chance of ever raising its standards as settle upon the fees which they could
long as politicians had a say in its manage- charge.
ment. "And they were unwilling to place them-
The airport has always been crippled by selves in such a position ever again.
too much political interference too many "If we, therefore, wish to borrow their
"Bros" who couldn't say no if one of their money, this is the condition they require."
constituents needed a job. As a result the $450 million to redevel-
These constituents few of whom qual- op the airport is to be funded exclusively
ified for this type of employment always from revenue made at the airport..
got dumped on an already overstaffed air- However, regulations will be incorpo-
port. rated into the commercial contracts
Now airport user charges will be deter- between NAD and the Airport Authority
mined by the NAD based on the cost of the to set out principles that NAD must take
airport development, into consideration when determining the
It was either this, or plans for the creation level of airport charges for any particular
of one of the best airports of the region period.
would have collapsed. NAD also will be required to notify the
The Bahamas government could not Airport Authority at least once a year of
have afforded to underwrite the debt with- any pending change or no change in
out putting a heavy tax burden on the airport charges.
Bahamian people. Several Opposition members seemed
About $430 million is needed to fund concerned that NAD could price LPIA
the terminal project and refinance the cur- out of business if it were allowed to deter-
rent debt, which totals $80 million, mine the airport's fare structure.
And so the Bahamas has wise lenders to That is something that government's do,
thank for placing government in a posi- but not private enterprise.
tion where it had no alternative but to The Canadians who now manage NAD
make an equally wise decision amend know only too well that to have higher
the Airport Authority Act, which it did user rates than airports of the region would
yesterday at its final sitting for the sum- put them out of business.
mer. Private enterprise never knowingly
"The purpose of this amendment is to makes decisions that will cripple itself-- it
limit the current discretion in the setting of leaves that to politicians who generally put
fees at the LPIA by the Airport Authori- their political survival before the country's
ty," Mr Ingraham told the House. bottom line.

Im T i- P N PXrc

Everyone who resides in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas
or who would read and listen to
our news media are more than
aware that Ortland H Bodie Jr, is ing, food and other basic necessi-
a long time advocate for and sup- ties are off the chain and there is
porter of the Rt Hon Prime Min- no relief in sight. The FNM has
ister, Hubert Alexander Ingra- long regarded itself as a caring
ham, MP, PC. and compassionate government
I make absolutely no apologies but, pray tell me, where is the
for this, despite my occasional promised relief that it and it's
public disagreement over the leaders held out to a trusting
direction in which he is seeking to Bahamian electorate?
take the nation. While Mr Ingra- Parliament will soon adjourn
ham may appear to be a demi- for the summer holidays (some
god to many, I hold no such false two to three months) and we have
and patently sacrilegious position. not heard a single word from the
Yes, he is gifted beyond mea- PM and his. administration as to
sure but after several years of exactly what sort of relief will he
being in the proverbial saddle, it and his team offer the people of
may well be that the PM is either the nation over the short and the
not aware that the middle class long haul. How come? When Par-
Bahamian, et al, is catching eter- liament reconvenes will gasoline
nal hell right here in our beloved still be under B$6.00 or will it be
nation, in the range of B$8.00 to B$10.00I
There are times, in my consid- per gallon?
ered opinion, when the PM acts When will the FNM adminis-
and behaves as if he is a man tration require that all red plated
from Mars and not a mere mortal cars be parked in the govern-
who lives in The Bahamas. A ment's holding areas on holidays
measure of apparent insensitivity and weekends? Who pays for the
and boorishness comes across, gasoline-and diesel used by civil
palatably, far too often. servants on such days, while doing
Take for instance the rapidly their personal and family busi-
increasing cost of living index. ness?
Gasoline for one's motor vehicle Another bone of contention is'
or business machines is beyond the seemingly endless spending
the reach of many due to high of millions of dollars of our mon-
prices. Our roads and national ey to upgrade and improve
infrastructure continue to be in a telecommunications services at
disgraceful state of repair. BaTelCo, if we are supposed to
Check out East Street, from be privatising it within months?
North to South. Check out Are these upgrades and their
Robinson Road from Blue Hill costs going to be factored in
Road up to Soldier Road. Check whenever Blue Water or anyone
out the road works down at Milo else were to purchase BaTelCo?
Butler Highway which seems to By the way, who are the prin-
be taking a generation to com- cipals in Blue Water and are there
plete. Clarence Bain Building is any Bahamian individuals or busi-
an eyesore. The Rodney Bain ness houses which are a part of
Building, a national asset, remains that consortium? If so, who are
rotting on Parliament Street. they and are they connected polit-
Charges for electricity; cloth-

Transparency and

EDITOR, The Tribune.
I AM concerned that what
should be a transparent and fair
process following the call for pro-
posals by BEC for Proposals for
Alternative Energy means that
certain parties are in discussions
on an unrelated-matter LNG,
which discussions could prejudice
transparency of the process of this.
RFP from BEC.
Mr Samson of AES seems to
think that his appearing on Talk
Show A-B-C-D and being inter-
viewed is the way to go to get the
concessions, etc, they have been

fighting for since the '90s. Think
on brother!
I ask the chair, attorney Got-
tlieb and GM Kevin Basden, to
immediately disqualify AES if in
their opinion AES has breached
any line of fairness in the terms
and conditions of the RFP for
Alternative Energy.
Mr Samson is now talking
about wind and other energy
forms outside of LNG which
clearly indicates AES has gone
considerably beyond their previ-
ous discussions. Government
should until the BEC RFP is con-
cluded stop any discussions with
AES if transparency and fairness
will prevail.
SDealing with LNG and the
newest idea of laying a pipeline
from Ocean Cay, south of Cat
Cay to Nassau this will breach
the terms of Agreement between

EDITOR, The Tribune.

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demand and will ensure, through
the courts if necessary, that there
is full and frank disclosure to the
people of The Bahamas, no more,
no less.
People always cuss out
Bahamians for not cultivating the
habit of saving in local banks but
they never opine as to why there
is a marked reluctance of our peo-
ple to place their hard earned
funds in the same.
Interest rates in this country,
on savings and fixed deposits, are
'a national disgrace and a joke, to
say the least. The average bank
pays 2 to 3 per cent on savings
accounts. For fixed deposits, one
may get 5 or 5 per cent depending
on the size of the same. The
banks will then lend out our funds
at 15 per cent or more per annum
and the beat goes on..
Mr Ingraham means well, I am
sure, but good intentions are sim-
ply not enough to cut it, from a
consumer point of view. Where
are The Price Control and The
Rent Control Boards?
Since May, 2007 not a single
business or store has been pub-
licly charged with breaching the
regulations of these two obsolete
boards. In fact, who are on the
various statutory boards and
when were the members appoint-
ed? When will the national ener-
gy policy be announced, if ever?
What about LNG? What is the
hold up? What did the DPM
agree to during the recent Cari-
com meeting with the British For-
eign Office? The FNM and its
erstwhile leader must be aware,
by now, that business as usual will
no longer cut it. To God then,.
The Great Yahweh, in all things,
be the glory.
July 20, 2008.


the United States of America for
the lease of AUTEC in Andros
so before too much further talk
government please advise AES
that this is dead on arrival.
To the gentleman, Graham
Weatherford by the way The
Bahamas has not discovered
LNG gas in Andros! Dairy cows,
sir, cost a minimum of US
$25,000.00 each then you have
to find the correct feed. If you
wanted milk to increase in price
we should have a dairy farm in
The Bahamas by the way one
of the biggest European dairy
producers has examined this and
found it to be uneconomical. I do
accept that unfortunately the US
milk industry is highly subsidized.
July 18, 2008.



o In brief I

Man wanted for
questioning in
connection with
dangerous drugs

POLICE are actively seeking
the whereabouts of a man they
want for questioning in connec-
ton with the possession of dan-
gerous drugs.
Deangelo Adderley, whose
last known address is listed as
Garden View Estates, is want-
ed by the Drug Enforcement
Unit, police said yesterday.
While his height, weight and
age are unknown, he is described
as being of medium build of
brown complexion. Up to press
time yesterday, police did not
issue a photo of the suspect.
Anyone with information on
the suspect's whereabouts should
contact the DEU at 323-7139 or
397-3801; Police Control Room
at 322-3333; Crime Stoppers 328-
8474 or the nearest police sta-
Teen airlifted
to hospital
A 15-YEAR-OLD boy was
airlifted to the Princess Margaret
Hospital following a near drown-
ing incident in Dundas Town,
Abaco, on Monday.
Shaquille Cornish of Christie
Street, Dundas Town, was pulled
from the water, unconscious,
after diving off a dinghy boat
into the sea.
Chief Superintendent of
Police Basil Rahming said a
female resident of Dundas Town
reported the incident to Marsh
Harbour police at around 11am
on Monday.
The woman told police that a
group of young boys had been
diving off a dinghy boat into the
sea at the rear of the Church of
God of Prophecy. She said one
of the boys appeared to be
Supt Rahming said when a
team of officers arrived at the
scene, they met two men admin-
istering CPR to Cornish, who
was lying on the ground and
appeared to be unconscious.
The boy was rushed to the
Marsh Harbour government
clinic, where he received emer-
gency medical treatment before
being airlifted to the Princess
Margaret Hospital in New Prov-
idence. o ,
Cornish's condition was not
known at press time last night.

BFM leadership expresses sadness

over deaths of husband and wife

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE leadership at Bahamas
Faith Ministries (BFM) has
expressed sadness over the deaths
of Bloneva and Asa Bethel, the
husband and wife who died in a
murder and subsequent suicide.
"While we all may have our
thoughts as to what and how such
a tragic event could happen, the
truth is that there is no simple
explanation to any of this and no
doubt there is historical informa-
tion we may never know," said
the BFM in a statement late on
Tuesday on behalf of Senior Pas-
tor Myles Munroe and Pastor

FREEPORT Pohlce believe
that an electrical shortage may
hale been the cause of a fire that
destroyed a major foodstore in
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, on Tues-
Chief Supt Basil Rahming,
press liaison officer for the north-
ern region, reported that
Maxwell's Supermarket on Pow-
erline Road sustained damage
estimated at "several million dol-
. Mr Rahming said firefighters
and crime scene officers in Abaco
conducted an investigation into
the fire, which started late Mon-
day evening.
According to reports, a police
officer was on mobile patrol in
Marsh Harbour at about 10.15pm
when he saw a fire blazing in the
eastern section of the foodstore.
Mr Rahming said the officer
alerted the volunteer fire brigade.
The fire was brought under con-
trol around 5am on Tuesday.
He said investigations were car-
ried out to determine the cause.
"Scenes-of-crime officers, along
with firefighters, examined the

Richard Pinder.
This statement came hours
after Mr Bethel was found dead
hanging in a shower at Her
Majesty's Prison.
It is believed that he committed
suicide while on remand at the
Mrs Bethel, 41, was found
stabbed to death by a steak knife
on July 15 at the couple's Cox
Way apartment off East Street
Her husband was charged with
killing her.
She had severe and extensive
knife wounds to her right arm and
While expressing sadness over
the deaths, BFM also noted that

smoldering remains and deter-
mined that the fire started in an
eastern generator room, possibly
as a result of an electrical short-
age," said Mr Rahming.
Mr Rahming said the building,
owned by Chad Albury of Marsh.
Harbour, was fully insured.
As a consequence of the fire,
more than 40 people are now out
of a job and many of Abaco's
communities have lost their pri-
mary grocery supplier.
Residents are predicting that
the loss of Maxwell's will have a
devastating effect on the island's
"People were already experi-
encing difficulties finding basic
things like milk, bread and cheese.
The shelves of the foodstores are
often empty. It was bad enough
before, but now with Maxwell's
gone, it's going to be even worse,"
said Abaco resident Julian Lock-

there are limitations to what any
outreach organisation can do in
carrying out its functions.
"The results of our ministry's
work are evident in the countless
success stories among the young
and the old in our community,"
said BFM. "However, like any
other community organisation,
church, ministry, private or public
company, we are quite aware of
our limitations as to how much
and how far we can go in attempt-
ing to meet the needs of people
who come to us."
The BFM further said : "We
are also all too aware that in rare
instances there are situations over
which we have no control or can
take no responsibility for as it


relates to the personal rights and
decisions of individuals and must
depend on the wisdom and good
judgment of each in facing their
life's challenges."
Referring to the Bethels, the
BFM said that it wished to ensure
"everyone that (the church) did
all in (its) power and God's grace
to serve them.
In the wake of the death of the
couple, BFM advises couples not
to wait until martial difficulties

reach a crisis point.
Instead, the church said that
those involved should seek help
from a pastor, counselor or other
social service professional.
The BFM also said that indi-
viduals should not let "pride" pre-
vent them from seeking such
"May we all use the incident
as an opportunity to seek to be a
part of the healing to relation-
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SEVERE unemployment is driving peo-
ple from the countryside into Haiti's over-
crowded cities and ultimately out of the
country in search of work, as families who
have relatives working abroad are consid-
erably less impoverished than others.
There is no industry in Port-de-Paix and
over 80 per cent of the city's 117,000-
strong population is unemployed.
Men and women can only draw an
income by creating work for themselves,
that is by driving a tap-tap (taxi service via
scooter or modified pick-up truck), ferry-
ing goods in a wheelbarrow, sifting sand
by the riverbed to sell, or working as
street vendors.
Such limited options mean families are
faced with the harsh reality of needing to
escape Haiti in order to earn an income
tnat will support their loved ones.
Former plantain farmer Georges
Renaud gave up his farm in the outskirts
of Port-de-Paix when he could no longer
find people to work on the land because
so many people moved into the cities,
where they found no relief.
"They barely keep their heads above
water," Mr Renaud said.
"There are no jobs so you have to make
your own job.
"Then you'll have a family with five or
six children and one person working.
Things are getting worse and worse every

He said it is only the families who have
a relative working in the Bahamas or the
United States who are able to earn
enough to house their families in the cities
and provide them with a sustainable
One woman, whose husband moved to
Nassau five years ago, survives by selling
rice and juice he sends her, and has been
able to.build a relatively comfortable
home for herself.
Similarly, Lavaud Destinas, a cook who
served the Grace Church Short-Term Mis-
sions Team, survives on the salary her hus-
band earns in the Bahamas.
She moved to Nassau with him in 1982
and had her two children there, but four
years later Bahamian immigration officials
caught up with the Haitian mother of two,
and she fled back to Haiti in fear of being
Madame Lavaud now sees her husband
only when he visits her in Port-de-Paix for
about a month each year.
She sees her Bahamian children, now
aged 23 and 25, even less.
"Because of the situation in Haiti, if he
stays here he won't find a living, so to
make a living, we need to get out," she
"And because he is working and he
sends me money he has earned in the
Bahamas, I am able to survive here,'and
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EDUCATED young men in Port-de-Paix are
tempted to illegally emigrate to the United
States or the Bahamas simply to find work.
They have heard the horror stories of people
who do not make the journey, of the boats over-
crowded with migrants sinking in Bahamian
waters and the number of people who have
Many people in Port-de-Paix have lost rela-
tives on such journeys, and yet they are not
Louiseize Bersilien has been to Nassau twice
by boat, paying 7,000 Haitian dollars or
US$1,000 for the nine-day voyage, only to be
turned away by Bahamian immigration officials
when he reached land.
But that did not deter the 'tap-tap' scooter
driver from attempting to escape Haiti yet again.
"I don't like the trip but I would do it again,"
he said.
"I just want to work, that is the only reason I
was going."
Treguste Wilfred, 25, said he would sail to
Nassau in a matchbox if he had one.
"Even if it will sink I would do it," he said.
"I deny my life because I have misery in Haiti.
Why should I stay here?"
Mr Wilfred has no wife or children, and
moved to Port-de-Paix from his parents' home
in the countryside to find work, but soon
learned there is no employment, even in the
In order to earn enough to survive, Mr Wil-
fred charges people to ferry loads across town in
his wheelbarrow, making $10 or $20 Haitian dol-
lars a day (less than $3 US), which he says is
enough for him to buy food, but not enough to

save for a better life elsewhere.
"The only reason I would like to go there (the
Bahamas), is to work," he said. "I would do any-
thing, just to have a job."
Benedic Balthasar, a 32-year-old father of
three, said he would leave Haiti if that is what it
takes to find employment, but he would prefer
to stay in Port-de-Paix with his family and have
the opportunity to work.
The educated father used to work as a marine
biologist but no longer has an employer or the
equipment to do what he was trained to do.
Mr Balthasar cannot afford to send his chil-
dren, aged six, nine and 11, to school, and
spends his days wandering around, looking for
ways of making enough money to feed his fami-
Without work, Mr Balthasar relies on friends
who are working to provide his family with food.
"If in any way you can help us I would like
you to help us," he pleaded.
"My children's future is dependent on God
now because I am not able to help them."
Although he has friends in the Bahamas, Mr
Balthasar is not keen to make the voyage him-
"I am not interested in going illegally," he
"If I found an organisation who would take
me, I would go, but it would be better to stay
here and have help, not just for me, but for all
the people."
Herard John, 18, agreed he does not want to
be a runaway, he simply wants a chance in life.
Herard's cousin has lived in Nassau for ten
years, but he has not had the opportunity to go
"It must be wonderful,." he said.
"No fight like in Haiti we fight with the gov-
ernment, fight with crime, fight to survive."

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Marvin Wilson murder

FROM page one
removed and the accused sat alone in the
prisoner's dock dressed in tan pants and a
cream coloured shirt with multi-coloured
stripes. He was quiet and sat still awaiting
the magistrate.
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez, upon
arrival, read the murder charge to the accused
who was accompanied by his mother. His
only reply was "yes, sir" when asked if he
understood the charge.
Mr Gomez informed the boy that a pre-
liminary inquiry will be held to determine if
there is enough evidence for him to be tried
before the Supreme Court.
He was then remanded in custody pending
the preliminary inquiry, scheduled for Sep-
tember 2. There are 23 witnesses listed on the

court docket in relation to this matter.
Mr Wilson, a 32-year-old Jamaican, was
killed at Gregory House apartment complex
during the early hours of June 3. His body
was found on the second floor of the two-
storey complex in a pool of blood in front of
a neighbour's door.
The deceased came up to the second floor
- his apartment was on the first floor seek-
ing assistance for his wounds. Neighbours
were initially hesitant to open the door. How-
ever, they called police for assistance and
eventually came outside to see Mr Wilson in
a pool of blood.
The victim was taken to nearby Princess
Margaret Hospital where he was pronounced
dead. Mr Wilson's death was classified by
police as the country's 31st murder of the

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Authority Act

FROM page one
Under current Bahamian
law, the Airport Authority,
with the consent of the Minis-
ter responsible, is allowed to
determine the Airport charges
from time to time.
However this limitation,
Prime Minister Ingraham said
is an essential "pre-condition"
to the successful undertaking
of a non-governmental guar-
antee loan to undertake the
extension works at LPIA.
"The lenders have indicated
that they are unwilling to lend
substantial sums which the
Airport Authority will be bor-
rowing if the setting of rates is
going to be dependent upon
the exercise of discretion by
a minister of the government,
who is subject to all of the
pressures that politicians come
under from time to time.
"And they had as their
background what happened
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took the government to settle
upon the fees which they
could charge.
"And they were unwilling
to place themselves in such a
position ever again. If we
therefore wish to borrow their
money, this is the condition
they require," Mr Ingraham
The cost of the LPIA Rede-
velopment Project is estimated
at $450 million and is to be
funded exclusively from rev-
enue derived from the airport.
This development Mr Ingra-
ham highlighted does not
require a government guaran-
tee, and will not require any
tax dollars to pay for it.
A significant portion of the
Nassau Airport Development
Company (NAD)'s revenues
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which was implemented last
year, is now $15 for interna-
tional travel, and the fee for
domestic travel is now $5.
Those fees were set in March
or April 2007," Mr Ingraham
These fees which NAD
impose currently exclude secu-
'rity fees, which are collected
to offset the cost of security
services provided by the Air-
port Authority.
"I previously told Parlia-
ment that it was the intention
of the government to bring
security services under the
same umbrella as the man-
agement of the airport and I
expect that, that will be done
not long from now," he said.
In amending the Airport
Authority Act to allow the
Airport Authority the power
to charge fees, Mr Ingraham
said that the government is
unwilling to give them that
authority without some "con-
These conditions, Mr Ingra-
ham said, will be procedures
that the Airport Authority
must follow prior to any
approval of any increase in
"These Regulations or pro-
visions will also be incorpo-
rated into the commercial con-
tracts between NAD and the
Airport Authority and would
set out principles which NAD
will have to take into consid-
eration when determining the
level of Airport Charge for
any particular period oftimpe.
NAD would ,1so, be. required
to.notify the Airpit.Aiuithor-
ity at least once a year of any
pending change or if there will
be no change in airport
charges or the implementa-
tion of any new charge," he
The principles that would
be taken into account would
International Standards
(ICAO's Policies on Charges
for Airports and Air Naviga-
tion Systems)
A comparison of charges
of similar size and level-of-ser-
vice airports in the Caribbean
region and Florida.
Additionally, the amount of
the charges, as determined by
NAD, should be such that the
airport charges in combina-
tion with all other airport rev-
enues shall be sufficient to:
fund operating and capital
expenditures including fund-
ing of a major maintenance
reserve account,
generate sufficient rev-
enues for debt service,
fund debt service reserve
and other required reserve
provide an agreed return,
if any, to the shareholder,
which is now the government
of the Bahamas.
NAD also will be required
to disclose publicly through
newspaper advertisements
and directly to impacted air
carriers a notification of any
intent to change the amount
or application of an airport
charge or the introduction of a
new airport charge.
This airport notification
charge would have to disclose:
the rationale of the pro-
posed increase or changes,
it must be issued at least
180 days prior to the proposed
effective date,
it must invite comments
on such proposed changes
from members of the public
and from air carriers,
it will also have to consult
with the impacted air carriers
to discuss the proposed
changes to the airport charges.
NAD would also be
required to provide a response
directly to any comments
received in response to the
proposed increases on its web-
Only once this process is
completed would the Airport
Authority be obliged to con-
sider any increases proposed
by NAD for aeronautical fees.






Firm holds meeting

with community over

proposed development

some of the 70
residents who
attended the
event. They
voiced concerns
about mangroves,
dredging and fish
nurseries around
the Cay.
(Photo courtesy
of the Abaconian)

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT- Cavalier Con-
struction this week met with mem-
bers of the Hope Town commu-
nity to discuss its proposal to build
a high-end second home develop-
ment on one the island's cays.
The company is expected to
submit an Environmental Impact
Assessment (EIA) to the govern-
ment and to the Hope Town local
government officials for the Island
Club project on Joe Cay.
In keeping with the govern-
ment's desire for public consulta-
tion, Cavalier held a preliminary
public meeting last week at the
Hope Town Harbour Lodge.
A large number of residents
and second home owners attend-
ed the meeting and expressed
their concerns about the develop-
ment at Joe Cay.
They were concerned about the
number of mangroves that would
be affected, the size of the boat
basin for the owners' docks, the
scope of the dredging to be done,
and the planned waste system.
There were also concerns
expressed about the appearance
of the project, and about main-
taining the "quaintness" of the
Cavalier Construction said it
believes that the small 19-home
development project on Joe Cay is
in keeping with the government's
desire to build small, yet compat-
ible, projects in the Family Islands.
Vernon Wells, the developer's
deputy managing director and
owner of a home Hope Town,
said his company plans to build
second homes that fit into the
lifestyle of Hope Town.
"Hope Town is a beautiful, idyl-
lic location for a small develop-
ment", he said.
During the meeting, chairman
of Cavalier Richard Wilson,
explained the concept of the
development, the estimated time
line of the project, and the com-
pany's building history.
I' an Fleming, of Bruce LaFleur
Architects, gave a brief overview
'o the desigrffi 'pject;' including
the', ia a eitatime plhnsV';i al
landscape design using native
plants while assimilating their
design to match the Hope Town
island style. He also unveiled the
first set of conceptual plan alter-
Environmental consultants for
the project Michelle Bethell of
Bethell Environmental and Keith
Bishop of Islands By Design will
work on the EIA for Joe's Cay.
They are both approved to do
work in the Bahamas by the gov-
ernment through the BEST
(Bahamas Environment, Science
and Technology) Commission.
The developers and consultants
viewed a mangrove video that had

been arranged by the residents to
help illustrate some of their con-
The developers said they will
take into account the concerns of
the residents. They assured the
residents that many of the con-
cerns will be reviewed during the
EIA process and during the
review of project alternatives.
"We felt the night went well,"
said Mr Wilson. "The full time
residents and second home own-
ers had some very valid concerns
that will be addressed in the EIA
study that we are due to com-
"We are excited about this pro-
ject but we are mindful that we

must respect the locals while also
building a sellable development,"
he said.
Cavalier Construction is well
known in the Bahamas for build-
ing high-end homes throughout
the islands. They have also built
some of the country's largest pro-
jects, including the Savoie Resi-
dence at the Abaco Club, Bayroc
Condos in New Providence, and
the Atlantis Convention Centre
on Paradise Island, among oth-
Cavalier has also developed
three projects themselves, includ-
ing Lyford Place, Harbour Breeze,
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their goods. Members of the
opposition and officials of the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce have echoed these crit-
However, the prime minis-
ter said, the changes were
mentioned with examples dur-
ing the budget debate that fol-
lowed his communication, and
the full list of new duty rates
was made available to the
public when it was tabled in
the House of Assembly.
"I was quite surprised, to be
frank, that no member of the
opposition raised any issue,
that nobody in the press raised
any issue about it, because I
was fully prepared to be
responsive to it; to be able to
answer because that is what
accountability was all about,"
he said. "That is what they call
the head by head debate in
the House where you go item
by item, and the members
opposite get up and ask you

'well why are you raising this
rate here, why is this so?' and
you answer the question and
so people are edified as to
what you are doing. But that
didn't happen. The opposition
was quite lazy, quite frankly,
and the merchant class didn't
do much about it either.
"I have said over and over
again that in places like Bar-
bados and Jamaica, when the
budget is presented, the
accountant firms put out a
paper or the private sector
group puts out a paper, either
critiquing or pointing out to
people what the budget will
do, et cetera. In the Bahamas,
we don't do such things," Mr
Ingraham said.
He noted that strictly speak-
ing, newspapers need only be
used as the official gazette
when government feels it is
necessary, as the House is the
real gazette. "So the question
about not disclosing it is total-
ly bogus, totally untrue."
According to Mr Ingraham,
the changes were never con-
scious effort to increase tax-
es, but rather part of an effort
to "rationalise" a confusing
tax regime which was open to
He said: "I gave examples
when I spoke, I gave exam-
ples of some goods that would
go -up by three per cent (from
42 to 45 per cent) and some
that would go down by two
per cent (from 17 to 15 per
cent), and I said that if the
same amount of goods came
in over the year, the net effect
would be an increase of $5
million in revenue.
"I talked about dealing with
things like furniture: if it came
in for a house it had one rate,
if it came in for an office it
had another rate that was
foolish. I talked about bitu-
men for roads, which if it
came in to tar the road it had
one duty rate, and if it came in
for another (reason) it had
another rate."
Mr Ingraham said that gov-
ernment determined that a
number of concessions were
needed to offset the effects of
the global economic downturn
and rising oil prices on those
in the Bahamas who were
being hardest hit.
The budget was therefore
crafted to reduce the cost of
living for ordinary people, to
promote energy saving devices
and to provide assistance to
those who want to refinance
their homes or consolidate
mortgage debts.
"A number of people are
hurting, and we also wanted
to provide assistance to first
time homeowners, and we
wanted to provide real prop-
erty tax exemptions for people
who are buying a home for
the first'time, and we wanted
to impact upon the cost of
building materials," Mr Ingra-
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make sure that BEC did not
pass on the full impact of the
increase of energy products
on the surcharge, we wanted
to rationalise the duties to
reduce the opportunity for
Customs officers to exercise a
discretion and make a choice
as to which rate an item would
be charged at (see Customs
story, page 3)."
During the rationalisation
exercise, he said, the govern-
ment found a few items which
were inconsistent with their
categories, and therefore more
substantial changes were
He gave the example of
motor oil, which went from 27
to 45 per cent.
He said the goods most
impacted were: vehicles, ciga-
rettes, wood furniture, elec-
trical appliances, plastic goods
and beverages.
He added: "The airport,
which no one has complained
about yet, is where the hefty
increase took place, because
baggage did not pay stamp
tax. And when we did the
rationalisation exercise, we
said it does not matter
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the same rate. . This would
have taken some items up as
much as 10 per cent. But many
items would have been low-
ered, also."
Mr Ingraham added that
considering the many cuts and
concessions made, the budget
will either turn out to be "rev-
enue neutral" or result in a
"On balance we felt that we
had done a wonderful thing
for the Bahamas and ordinary
people would benefit most.
And those who would pay
more would be persons who
are better off than ordinary
folks, who are going to buy a.
desk for their house, and
would have gotten a low rate
of duty, because they said it
would be for the house and
not for the office.
"We thought that they
ought to pay the same thing,"
he said.
Asked to account for the
outrage from businesspersons,
Mr Ingraham said: "People
expect free-bees; they believe
we are able to pull out of the
sky all of these things and give
Bay Street this vitalisation
thing without any Customs
duty, give the homeowners
this, give the real property tax
that, reduce the food cost,
construction costs, BEC, and
say, 'Oh, that's wonderful, that
doesn't cost me anything'."
He added: "What one
would hope in a developed
society, as the Bahamas ought
to be, agencies like the Cham-
ber of Commerce would act
as a trade representative for
their members, and when the
government produces the bud-
get at the end of May, that
they would themselves go
through it, and inform their
various members as to the
impact it is likely to have upon
the business they are engaged
in. They and the opposition.
"What we have done has
provided substantial relief for
people, for children, for school
lunches, for vegetables, for
healthy lifestyles."



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THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008, PAGE 11



FROM page one
cyto import dangerous drugs.
According to court dockets, the
offences were committed on
July 21. Both men pleaded not
guilty to all charges. Gibson also
pleaded not guilty to threats of a
death charge. It is alleged that
he unlawfully threatened
woman police Constable 2895
Ford with death on July 21.
Inspector Ercell Dorsette told
the court that the men are
alleged to have been found in
possession of 733 pounds of
marijuana. The discovery was
reportedly made near Stuart's
Cove by officers from the
Lyford Cay Police Station while
on patrol. According to initial
police reports, the officers, while
in the area around 1 am,
observed a suspicious sports util-
ity vehicle parked near the
shoreline. Upon approaching
the vehicle, two men reportedly
fled the SUV into nearby bush-
es. The officers immediately
called for assistance and
searched the SUV, discovering
24 bails of marijuana. Upon fur-
ther search of the area, the two
men were reportedly appre-
hended and taken into police
Gibson and Smith were both
remanded to Her Majesty's
Prison yesterday and are expect-
ed to return to court on July 30
for a bail hearing.
Kashalia Kemp, 22, of
Pinewood Gardens was

ANTHONY GIBSON (left in red shirt), 32, and Marklyn Gibson, 31, both
of Sandilands Village Road outside of court yesterday.

arraigned in Court 8 yesterday
on drug charges stemming from
a smaller drug bust which
occurred a few hours after the
$1.7 million marijuana seizure.
It is alleged that on July 21,
Kemp was found in possession
of a quantity of dangerous
drugs, namely marijuana with
intent to supply as well as a

quantity of hash oil.
According to initial reports,
police found six pounds of mar-
ijuana valued at $6,000 after exe-
cuting a search warrant on a
Pinewood Gardens residence.
Kemp pleaded not guilty to
the charges and is expected back
in court today for a bail hear-

Govt planning to demolish and

replace some public schools

FROM page one

High School on Baillou Hill Road.
* D W Davis Junior High School on Wilton
Street in Centreville.
* Government High School in Yellow Elder
The prime minister said that the need to
replace these schools is a direct consequence of
decisions made 30 or 40 years ago which is
around the time of the significant public school

expansion exercise launched by the first PLP
"All these schools ought to have still been in
good shape. While you have schools like the
one on the corner of Collins Avenue and Wulff
Road (Columbus Primary) that have been
there for 50, 60 or more years, these other
schools like LW Young are only 30 years old."
Mr Ingraham did not offer a schedule for
the school projects, but reaffirmed his govern-
ment's intention to complete the sale of BTC
by the end of this year.

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The Bahamas Conference Of
The Methodist Church

Extends an Invitation for you to attend a Service to. Honour

Pastor Vivian Deveaux

And to bestow upon him the title of Pastor Emeritus


Thursday, 24th July, 2008 -7.30 p.m.

Trinity Methodist Church

Frederick Street Nassau

A Reception will follow the Service

Pastor Vivian Deveaux, as Pastor of the Methodist Church in
Stafford Creek Andros, has ministered to the people of that
community and North Andros in general for over forty years.

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New chief executive

officer at Butler Group

GRAND Bahama Robert "Robbie" Butler,
younger brother of Jeffrey B Butler Sr, has joined
the Butler Group of Companies as its chief executive
officer. Robbie Butler joins his older sibling, who
serves as chairman, to run the Butler Group of
Companies, which comprises Butler's Specialty
Foods and the Irish Pub Limited, dba Shenanigan's
Irish Pub and the Harbour Room Restaurant. Both
of these restaurants are located in Port Lucaya.
Butler's Specialty Foods has been in business on
Grand Bahama for 25 years.
It is a distributor, wholesaler and full-line grocer
serving Freeport's finest restaurants and hotels, and
carries the largest selection of quality international
health and gourmet foods on the island.
In his new capacity, Robbie Butler will bring to
the table over 25 years experience in sales within the
food and liquor business, carrying on the tradition of
his grandfather Henderson Butler, the founder of
Butler and Sands liquor stores.
These experiences will guide him in the expansion
of Butler's Specialty throughout the island of Grand
Bahama and the Family Islands.
When asked how he felt about joining the family
business, he said: "I look forward to working with my
brother for the further expansion of Butler's and to
create an even higher standard for the people of
Grand Bahama.
"Over the next several months it is our intention
to increase our product line while doing our best to
maintain our high level of quality service. We will do
our best to maintain the lowest possible prices on
Grand Bahama despite the increase in US prod-
ucts and shipping costs. Considering today's econo-
my, it will be a challenge, but one that I am willing
to take on."
Jeffrey Butler had this to say about his brother
joining the company: "It is a honour to have my
brother step in and take over the duties of the com-
pany that were previously held by myself.
"My two sisters work within the Butler Group

ROBERT 'ROBBIE' BUTLER (left) will join his old-
er brother Jeffrey B Butler Sr (right), chairman of
the'Butler Group of Companies, as the companies'
chief executive officer.
of Companies and with Robbie joining us, the circle
is now complete."
Jeffrey Butler went on to say that with his broth-
er on board, it gives him much needed time to pur-
sue other matters that are of great importance to
Mr Butler said he is venturing into other areas of
the corporate sector, but was not able to elaborate in
detail at this time.
"My future endeavors will encompass working
closely with the government and the Grand Bahama
Port Authority in their efforts to improve the econ-
omy on Grand Bahama," he said.

THE Nirvana Beach Pa'ilion on Lo'e Beach, has started
its search for the "Bahamian Idol"
The show, a production of music teacher Chris Fox and
entertainer Fred Nunnings. debuts on ThursdaN, July 31 and \will
be staged at Nirnana e.erN Thursda. for six months.
Bahamian Idol "ill be held for mro age categones, ages 16-3-4
and the 35 and older crowd.
"The idea is to search for a young Bahamian talent as well as
the not so young," said co-producer Mr Munnings
To enter, persons have to take part in an audition, which
takes place every Monday and Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm at Nir-
The weekly winner will receive $100. A contestant who wins
three successive weeks gets $500.
The overall winner at the end of the six- month competition
receives a $1,000-prize, plus a recording contract from CCM
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Royal asis R esort John Bull pledges support for Bahamian athletes
oya O R JOHN Bull has pledged its sup- other expenses and we are indeed ,
port to the executive team of the grateful." ,

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT IT has been
almost two years since the $30-
million purchase of the Royal
Oasis Resort in Freeport, and
the new owners still remain very
vague about the timeline for
renovating and reopening the
resort property.
The resort, which once pro-
vided employment for over
1,000 Bahamians, lays dormant
and deteriorating, near one of
Freeport's premier tourist
attractions the International
Harcourt Development, an
Irish-based development com-
pany, purchased the property in
November 2007.
At the time, the company
announced that it would make a
significant capital investment to
improve the hotel and its facili-
ties to create a high quality
tourist destination.
The Tribune attempted to
reach executives at Harcourt
Development in Freeport on
Tuesday for an update on the
start of renovations and the
reopening of the Royal Oasis,
however, no one returned our
calls up to press time.
Royal Oasis was the major
lifeblood of Freeport's econo-
my. When the resort closed in
2004 following extensive hurri-
cane damage, the island lost
one-third of its room invento-
This has affected tourist
arrivals to the island. And the
once bustling International
Bazaar, with its maze of about
80 shops, is dead. Only a small
number of merchants and straw
vendors have managed to keep
their businesses open.
The straw market at Goom-
bay Park, which is situated at
the back of the resort, is non-
Harcourt Development con-
siders itself to be one of Ire-
land's most successful privately
owned property development
According to the company, it

is reportedly involved in a wide-
range of projects across the
globe from Latvia to Las Vegas.
Their projects include a busi-
ness park in Latvia, an interna-
tional financial services centre.
in the Channel Islands, the
largest chain of shopping cen-
tres in Ireland, the Titanic Quar-
ter waterfront development in
Belfast, Northern Ireland, and
an entire residential village in
Las Vegas, among others.
Grand Bahama residents are
curious as to what is taking the
developers so long to begin the
much anticipated reconstruction
of the Royal Oasis in Freeport.
Harcourt's acquisition of Roy-

al Oasis brings its total invest-
ment in Freeport up to approx-
imately $400 million.
According to a previous com-
pany release, when reopened,
the resort will bring "major ben-
efits to the local area through
increased tourism and employ-
Harcourt's plans include ren-
ovating the resort, creating a
new hotel, casino, convention
and meeting facilities, spa, fit-
ness centre, food and beverage,
retail, recreation and a host of
other amenities.
They also plan to restore the
golf courses to their former glo-

Banamas Amnateur Athletic Asso-
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field component of the Bahamas'
2008 Olympic team to the tune of
$10,000 to be raised through the
sale of special "Team Bahamas
Olympic" bracelets.
The silicone bracelets, which are
aquamarine, gold and black, are
now available at all John Bull-
owned stores for a donation of $2.
According to BAAA council mem-
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generous contribution will, most
certainly, aid in the preparation of
our track and field athletes for the
Summer Olympic Games as well
as to defray the cost of travel and

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Development located 6 miles off North Eleuthera. The
432-acre island resort will feature a 90 room boutique
hotel & spa operated by the renowned Montage Hotel
Group and a Jack Nicklaus golf course scheduled to
open late 2010.

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and dedicated
Food & Beverage Manager to assist in managing our
luxury Preview Village located on the island, and to
be involved in the initial set up of the Montage Hotel
food & beverage facilities.

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P.O. Box EL27072
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THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008, PAGE 13





PAGE 14, THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008


Turnquest in Haiti talks with

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited


Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited, the developers of
the Royal Island Resort and Residential Project, just
off North Eleuthera wish to fill the following position:


Successful applicant will be responsible for the
o Daily cash transactions
o Accounts Payables
o Wages, national insurance & timesheets
o Bank reconciliations
o Staff records
o Meeting minutes
o Reports
o Log sheets
o Maintain correspondences
o Updated and backed up computer files
o Responsible for filing
o Maintain office cleanliness

Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate should have:

At least 5 years experience in a similar capacity.
Sound computer skills (experience with Word, Excel
computer networking, email programs are essential).
A background in the legal, accounting, property
development or tourism fields a plus.
Accounting and Human Resources experience.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

The successful candidate will be required to reside
at North Eleuthera.

Interested persons should submit their resumes with
cover letter to:

Harcourt Management Services Ltd.
P.O. Box N 1991
Nassau Bahamas

Fax to: (242) 356-4125

Or Email to: info@gomezcorp.com

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Commonwealth Bank to

begin construction of

Prince Charles branch
THE Commonwealth Bank announced this week that it has
signed a contract for the construction of a new 9,000-square foot,
$3-million branch on Prince Charles Drive.
The signature style stand-albone structure will mirror the huge-
ly successful Golden Gates branch, which opened in 2007, and ear-
lier this year won the 2008 Commonwealth Bank Chairman's
Award for Excellence, large branch. Designed and built by archi-
tects Ken Lam and Associates and successful bidders Osprey
Developers, the branch is expected to take 45 weeks to construct
and is tentatively scheduled for a September 2009 grand opening.
Commonwealth Bank expects the Prince Charles branch, locat-
ed just west of the College Garden subdivision, to service the
neighboring Prince Charles, Fox Hill, Yamacraw and Elizabeth
Estates residential areas, as well as the business communities
that surround them.
"We at Commonwealth Bank are committed to taking banking
to the people and we are especially excited about this new branch
in the south-eastern area of New Providence, a geographic area
that has experienced tremendous growth in the past decade and
is now vastly under-banked," said Chairman T B Donaldson,
"Our experience in the past, and particularly at Golden Gates,
has demonstrated that taking banking into the communities where
people live and work builds loyalty for the bank.
"As the bank grows, it helps the communities it serves grow,
enabling more people to own homes, pay for their children's col-
lege education, cover medical expenses. Every new branch is a new
shot in the arm for the surrounding community's economy," he
When the new branch opens, it will employ up to 40 addition-
al staff and offer full banking services, including walk-up and dri-
ve-through automated banking machines.
Once completed, Commonwealth Bank will have 11 branch
locations serving the Bahamas throughout New Providence,
Grand Bahama and Abaco.
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with approximately 6,500 shareholders and more than $1.25 billion
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Customs Clearance & Delivery Services
to and from:
(1) Docks
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Bidders are required to collect packages
from the Corporation's Administration
Office, Blue Hill & Tucker Roads by con-
tacting Mrs. Delmeta Seymour,
Telephone No. 302-1158.
Tenders are to be delivered on or before
July 31st, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
and addressed as follows:
Mr. Kevin Basden
General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas
Marked: Tender No. 672/08
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the whole or such part of any Tender the Corporation
deems necessary.

the assistant secretary
* By CAPUCINE DAYEN Mr Ramdin also met with mem- "I don't pretend to know the
bers of the Chamber of Commerce, Haitians, but I know the country is
AMBASSADOR Albert with whom he said he had a "very in trouble," he said.
Ramdin, assistant secretary of the interesting and frank discussion." The energy seminar, held at the
Organisation of American States The OAS ambassador acknowl- Sheraton Resort this week, will
(OAS), this week met with Minister edged the importance of the rela- focus on the "Implementation of
of National Security Tommy Turn- tionship between Haiti and the the Caribbean Renewable Energy,
quest on the issue of Haiti's future. Bahamas and said he believes Energy Efficiency and Bio-Energy
According to the Ambassador, "there is not much knowledge Action Programme (CREBAP)."
the meeting was "a very produc- about the situation in Haiti and that- It is hoped that during the semi-
tive and useful exchange" of infor- is something the OAS needs to look nar, representatives of Caribbean
mation. at." countries will be able to share their
The ambassador held a press The OAS has been involved with experiences and know-how in using
conference on Tuesday to officially Haiti for over seven years. clean energy. "We need to change
announce the Caribbean Renew- Ambassador Ramdin said that our policies, attitude and marketing
able Energy Seminar in the he has travelled to Haiti many for it to work. Dynamics are chang-
Bahamas this week. times. ing," he said.


THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008, PAGE 15 ,



The tragedy of a

broken covenant

THE current social, politi-
cal and religious downturn
being experienced on a nation-
al level is a result of a broken
covenant which the Bahamian
people have committed
between themselves and their
While our founding fathers
were "imperfect" they placed
on paper a perfect %ision of
the Bahamas that. had we been
faithful to the original vision,
we could be further on as a
There are some four Christ-
ian references in the preamble
of the Constitution that clear-
ly establishes a covenant with
God and this covenant was to
have been the matrix of a soci-
ety in which an abiding respect
for Christian values would
have guided our national life.
The glaring and almost con-
temptuous ways in which we
as a nation have broken the
covenant and strayed as a peo-
ple, is at the core of our
national decay.
The covenant, established in
the 1970's was born out of a
national rubric to fix the egre-
gious ills of our colonist past.
What we need going forward
is a new spirit of nationalism. It
is the kind which appreciates

the greatness of the past, but
reaches forward to the new
possibilities of the unfolding
The new patriotic-national-
ism is the kind that places ser-
vice to a cause greater than
self-interest. It seeks to recov-
er the spirit of those founding
fathers, who sought, in all their
human frailty, to establish a
national covenant designed to
cause all Bahamians to
embrace each other regardless
of race, color, religion or eco-
nomic status.
On the occasion of our 35th
Anniversary, to these noble
ideals, we must recommit our-

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Sir Durward's book

on sale for charity

SIR Durward Knowles will
sign copies of his book "Dri-
ven By The Stars" on Thurs-
day, July 24, from 3pm to 6pm
at the Logos Bookstore in the
Harbour Bay Shopping Cen-.
The book, written by Dou-
glas Hanks Jr and first
released in 1992, chronicles
the eventful life of Sir Dur-
ward, who became a notable
captain and yachtsman.
"Driven By The Stars", in
addition to documenting the
life of Sir Durward, provides
much history of the Bahamas
from the 1920s. The 1,000
recently printed copies are
being sold to aid the Bahamas
Association for the Physically
Disabled and the One
Bahamas Foundation.
Sir Durward was the Star
World Champion in 1947 and
had an Olympic career that
spanned 40 years from 1948
through 1988, representing
England in his 1948 Olympic

He won his first Olympic
medal, a bronze, in 1956 at the
Melbourne Olympics and in
1964 at the Tokyo Games he
won the Bahamas' first ever
Olympic Gold medal sailing

with Cecil Cooke as his crew.
Following his seventh
Olympic appearance in 1972,
everyone thought his Olympic
career was over, but he
returned in 1980 at the age of
70. It was his seventh time rep-
resenting the Bahamas and his
eighth and final Olympic
appearance in the Star. In the
history of the Olympic games,
Sir Durward was the third old-
est competitor.
Sir Durward's love for sail-
ing has been eclipsed only by
his charitable involvement,
and at age 90 he is still active-
ly involved in several benevo-
lent endeavours.
He is Honorary vice-presi-
dent of the Charity Guide No
37; co-chairman of One
Bahamas; vice-president of
the Bahamas Olympic Asso-
ciation; president of the
Bahamas Association for the
Physically Disabled, and direc-
tor of the Sir Durward
Knowles Cheshire Home.

The arrival of two new

RBDF craft is announced

MINISTER of National Security Tommy
Turnquest yesterday announced the arrival of
two new Royal Bahamas Defence Force craft.
The two 48-ft Dauntless patrol craft are the
newest additions to the existing fleet of the
Defence Force;
They were built by SeaArk Marine in Little
Rock, Arkansas, and are scheduled to arrive at
Coral Harbour on Friday, July 18.
The state-of-the-art equipment on board
the two vessels will keep officers and marines
on the cutting edge of technology and will help
them deal with the multi-faceted duties they are

required to perform.
The vessels will be designated HMBS P-48
and HMBS P-49. An official commissioning
ceremony will take place shortly.
Two additional 40-ft patrol vessels, which
are also being built by SeaArkl Marine, are
expected to arrive in September 2008.
The United States government has also indi-
.cated that it will donate another two vessels to
the Bahamas as part of the Enduring Friend-
ship Programme.
The donated craft are expected to arrive in
the Bahamas by August.

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation ("BEC") is extending its deadline for submission of proposals
from Companies / Entitles / Firms ("Teondrers") wishing to supply electrical power from
renewable sources on onq of the lands within BEC's area of supply to:

Friday September 12th, 2008

Renewable Energy Firms wishing to pro-qualify for this project shall be required to submit
comprehensive details to allow the following areas to be evaluated:

i) Experience and past performance of the company on similar projects.
1i) Capability of the company to undertake the project with respect to personnel,
equipment, structure, organization and financial resources

Requests for Prequalification documents or any other Information may be made by emailing:

All proposal documents must be prepared in English and every request made for the prequalifico-
tion documents must be accompanied by an application fee of US$100 if applying from outside
the Bahamas and B$50 if applying from within the Bahamas. Documents may be sent by elec.
tronic mail. The method of payment will be cash, cashier's check or wire transfer to a specified
bank account.

Completed documents shall be delivered to the following address no later than 4:00 PM on the
deadline specified above:
Kevin Basden,
General Manager
Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
P.O. Box N-7509, Nassau, Bahamas.
Tel: +1(242) 302-1000 / Fax: +1(242) 323-6852

Attn: Renewable Technologies Committee (RTC)
E-Mail: rtc@Bahamaselectricity.com

Label Envelope
Request For Proposals: Renewable Energy -Power Generation
Implementation Project

The Corporation reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. All decisions made by the
corporation will be final.

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JULY 24, 2008
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Port sale to Fleming

Business Editor
THE Government is "defi-
nitely not prepared to
approve" the 100 per cent
acquisition of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) by British banker
Roddie Fleming, Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham told
Tribune Business, indicating
that it wants to see a more
diversified shareholder base
once the current ownership
dispute is settled.
"We're definitely not pre-
pared to approve Roddie
Fleming to own and control
the Port Authority," Mr
Ingraham said in an exclusive
interview. "We don't consider
him to be the person who
such a jewel should be handed
to exclusively."
And he added: '"We would
not be prepared for Fleming

* PM says no buyer should
obtain 100% control of
Port Authority
* Prefers more than one
buyer for Port Group Ltd
* Confirms new Port Group
chair has released over
$20m in funding
* Fleming and partners
willing to invest $lbn
in own equity
or any other outside group to
obtain ownership fully of the
Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity. We would not be interest-
ed in an outside group taking
100 per cent of the Port

SEE page 4B

Business Editor
THE 2008-2009 Budget is
- "likely to be a revenue neutral
position or a loss of revenue"
to the Government, Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham telling
Tribune Business that the tariff
'rounding' exercise would only
generate an extra $5 million that
would be easily offset by the tax
breaks grafited.
Responding to the business
community's concerns that the
tariff rationalisation and round-
ing exercise had resulted in tax
increases for many imported
items, Mr Ingraham and his
team at the Ministry of Finance
said some rates had to be
increased to compensate for the
tax reduction measures
announced in the Budget.
They said the Government,
while seeking to give ordinary
Bahamians relief from the
increased cost of living, induced
by soaring energy, food and
gasoline costs, had to be "fis-
cally responsible".
"We think it is likely to be a
revenue neutral position, or a

* PM says tariff rounding up
to only give $5m net gain
and offset by tax breaks
* Government gives up $15m
on BEC fuel duties, with oil
having increased from 10%
to 31% of Bahamas total
import value in decade

loss of revenue," Mr Ingraham
told Tribune Business. "We're
unable to calculate the impact
fully on revenue of the Family
Islands Development Act ben-
efits for the southern islands...."
The same applied to many of
the real estate and construction-
related -tax breaks announced
in the Budget, Mr Ingraham
said, particularly the Stamp Tax
exemption for first-time home
buyers on properties valued at
up to $500,000.
On a $500,000 property, with
a $400,000 mortgage, Mr Ingra-
ham said the first-time home

SEE page 7B

Airport 20% Rival bidders
fee rise is ; f ,

lepC than

$1m boost Emerald Bay

Business Editor
THE 20 per cent across-the-
board increase in fees at the
Lynden Pindling International
Airport. (LPIA) will generate
only an extra $925,000 for the
Nassau Airport Development
Company (NAD) in the first-
year, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham said, with construc-
tion costs for its redevelopment
having risen to $450 million.
"That first increase of 20 per
cent in going to go ahead, but it
will only provide $1 million, or
$925,000, for the first year. It
will keep us far below any com-

SEE page 2B

Tribune Business Editor
The Government will
initiate moves to priva-
tise the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation (BEC) "as
soon as BTC is finished", Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham told
Tribune Business, as the state-
owned company's financial
demands are "almost beyond
the capacity of the state".
In an exclusive interview, the
Prime Minister said BEC would
need to borrow "anywhere
between $300-$500 million over
the next three years" to expand
its infrastructure and power
generation capacity to meet
national demand.
"BEC is probably going to be
the next one to be privatised,"
Mr Ingraham said. "It is almost
beyond the capacity of the state
to continue to provide the kind
of generation capacity that is
required for the operations of
"Ab'aco and Eleuthera
together are going to need $150
million. New Providence is
going to need hundreds of mil-
lions...There has to be some-
thing done about BEC's refi-
nancing during the course of
this financial year."
Given that the Government
has committed to privatising the
Bahamas Telecommunications
Company (BTC) by year-end
2008, it appears likely that the
Government will begin efforts
to privatise the state-owned
electricity incumbent at some

* Requires $150m investment in Abaco and Eleuthera
alone, with 'millions' more for New Providence
* State-owned electricity generator's financial needs
'almost beyond capacity of the state', with $300-500m
borrowing requirement over next three years
* BEC 'operating very near the edge' financially
* Subsidies to Bahamasair, Water & Sewerage
'unafforable on continuing basis'

point in 2009.
When asked when efforts to
privatise BEC would begin, Mr
Ingraham replied: "As soon as
BTC is finished. BEC is a much
easier corporation to privatise
than BTC. It has never had all
of BTC's bad habits, never had
the excess of employees BTC

has had."
The Prime Minister acknowl-
edged, though, that BEC's cur-
rent financial condition and
recent annual losses had impact-
ed its ability to raise capital
financing, as the corporation
was "operating very near the
edge" financially.
"It's back in the state now
where it needs government sup-
port. It is a losing entity," Mr
Ingraham added, indicating that
any borrowings or attempts by
BEC to raise financing from the
capital markets, via a bond issue
for instance, would have to be
guaranteed by the Government.
Without such a guarantee, it
is unlikely that major Bahamian
and foreign banks, plus institu-
tional investors, would buy into
any syndicated loan or bond
Mr Ingraham said that when
he left office as Prime Minister

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Business Editor
"MORE than one bidder" is
interested in acquiring the Four
Seasons Emerald Bay Resort
from receivership, Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham said,
adding that the Government
was expecting to receive anoth-
er purchase proposal immi-
Mr Ingraham said he was
"concerned every day" about
finding a solution for the five-
star.property's predicament,
and told Tribune Business that
a purchase offer submitted by
one group with "a good track
record in this business" was not

SEE page 14B



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Business Reporter
THE Bahamas could reduce
its fuel import bill by $11 mil-
lion per annum simply by con-
verting to energy-efficient light
bulbs and solar water heaters, a
government minister said yes-

Speaking at a two-day semi-
nar on Caribbean Regional Sus-
tainable Energy, Dr Earl
Deveaux, minister of the envi-
ronment, said it was estimated
that the Bahamas' total demand
for electricity was expected to
increase at the rate of 8 per cent
per annum.

Dr Deveaux said simple
changes can have a huge impact
on energy conservation. He
added that replacing four 60-
watt incandescent bulbs with
four 13-watt CFLs in 80,000
households would reduce annu-
al fuel consumption by almost
44,000 barrels, which would yield
an average annual savings of $2

Based on the assumption that
a standard electric water heater
runs an average of two hours per
day, Dr Deveaux said that
replacing 80,000 water heaters
with solar water heaters would
result in a reduction in annual
fuel consumption by 175,000 bar-
rels, yielding an annual savings
of about $9 million.
"These examples highlight the
need for"national utilities to be
engaged in strengthening the
link between technology and the
consumer," he added.
Dr Deveaux told conference
delegates that fhe global ener-
gy challenge is particularly criti-
cal in a fuel-dependent
archipleagic nation like the
Bahamas, which relies entirely
on marine and air transporta-
tion to connect and move goods
and food staples.
"As consumers, our nation
depends on imported petroleum
products to satisfy over 99 per
cent of our consumer energy
demand. It is expected that the
demand for electricity through-
out the Bahamas will continue to
grow at a rate of 8 per cent
annually," Dr Deveaux said.
He added that despite heavy,
reliance on fossil fuels, the
Bahamas lacks any known
exploitable supply of conven-
tional energy resources. He said
this severe imbalance between
supply and demand puts the
country in an extremely vulner-
able state.
Effectively, the Caribbean

region and the
Bahamas rep-
resent a blank
state for
energy oppor-
tunities, partic-
ularly as fuel
prices spiral to
ed heights,
along with the
need to increase environmental
Dr Deveaux said BEC, like
utilities throughout the region,
was a monopoly with a culture
dependent on fossil fuels. "That
culture must also be challenged
to change," he said.
However, he pointed out that
to ensure over -strectched utili-
ties are not forced to bear the
burden of huge capital invest-
ment, the preferred option
should be to purchase power
agreements, whereby companies
make infrastructure investments
to produce energy, and regional
utilities like BEC purchase pow-
er for distribution.
These changes, he said, would
have to be achieved with leg-
islative amendments
US Ambassador to the
Bahamas, Ned Siegel, added:
"Now is the time for action on
developing renewable and sus-
tainable energy. Caribbean
economies are especially vul-
nerable to external shocks of this
kind, making planning and eco-
nomic development all the more

AIRPORT, from page 1B

petitor airport in the region" in terms of costs to
airlines," Mr Ingraham told Tribune Business.
He added that the knee-jerk reaction from
some commercial and charter airlines to the 20
per cent fee increase, which was exclusively
revealed by Tribune Business, was not to that in
and of itself, but fears about "what is likely to
come thereafter".
"It's important to keep airlines happy and keep
costs down," the Prime Minister said, explaining
that the Customs and Immigration Departments
were developing a shift system so that airline car-
riers would not have to collectively spend $4 mil-
lion per year on paying overtime fees to officers
in these departments.
"The intention is for the airport to be totally
autonomous and self-funding, so that govern-
ment will not have to put any money into the
airport's redevelopment," Mr Ingraham added.
"The user fees will be able to take care of all
expenditure and redevelopment costs. It's [the

He said larger economies in
the Western Hemisphere were
by no means immune from the V
dislocating effects of high energy b
"It is critical that all of us iden-
tify ways to improve energy effi-
ciency and security," Mr Siegel
He pointed out that the
Caribbean can reduce its oil
dependency by taking advantage
of the wind and solar power it
has in such abundance.
Mr Siegal reiterated his coun-
try's pledge to assist the
Caribbean in achieving sustain-
able, secure and affordable
access to energy for all citizens.
The conference is being
attended by energy officials and
energy producers from across
the Caribbean, representatives
of the Organisation of Ameri-
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Development Bank and the
Inter American Institute for
Cooperation on Agriculture,
participants from the CARI-
COM, regional banks, the Unit- ,
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of assistance agencies from the *
EU, Canada and the US.
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conference is to identify key
components to promoting ener-
gy efficient alternatives, priori-
tise technical and capacity build-
ing needs, and to create oppor-
tunities for rationalising and
improving coordination among
the many entities working on
alternative energy. across the

airport] going to be one of the first totally inde-
pendent government-owned entities. Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport.is capable of being
funded without reference to the Government.
"We're working on alternative funding mech-
anisms so that the airport will be self-sustaining,
and we will make it an autonomous area, so that
in the future, when there's a need to increase the
fees, there's appropriate consultation and no
political interference."
Mr Ingraham said NAD's Canadian operating
partner, YVRAS, was undertaking studies for
the Government on Marsh Harbour, San Sal- i
vador, Moore's Town, Treasure Cay, North ,
Eleuthera and Governor's Harbour airports.
He added that the Government wanted to place j
Marsh-Harbour, San Salvador, Moore's Town
"on the same footing" as Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport, with all having local autonomy .
and receiving funding from passenger user facil-
ity fees.
Marsh Harbour, Mr Ingraham said, was almost ,.
in a position where it did not need government
funding support.

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THREE years would be "an
outside, upper limit" for any
exclusivity period the Bahamas
Telecommunications Company
(BTC) might enjoy post-pri-
vatisation, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham told Tribune
He added that the commit-
tee appointed by the Govern-
ment to advise it on BTC's pri-
vatisation believed it had "no
binding legal obligation" to sell
the state-owned cellular monop-
oly to Bluewater Communica-
tions Holdings, the group that
agreed a deal in principle with
the former Christie administra-
tion just before it demitted
The Prime Minister told Tri-
bune Business that the privati-
sation committee, headed by
Commonwealth Bank chair-
man, T. B. Donaldson, and
BTC chairman Julian Francis,
were "satisfied" that the previ-
ous government had not locked
them into doing a deal with
Bluewater. .
"They may be their choice,
but there is no binding legal
obligation to sell to Bluewater,
" Mr Ingraham told Tribune
Bluewater Communications
Holdings is thought to have
about 14 working days left on its
exclusivity period over talks to
purchase BTC. Yet Mr Ingra-
ham's comments again indicate

'No binding legal obligation'
to sell to Bluewater

that the current government,
and its privatization and advi-
sory committees, would like to
open up the process to rival bid-
ders and conduct more of a
'beauty contest', in an effort to
maximise BTC's purchase price.
Bluewater Communications
Holdings had offered to pay
$225 million up front for a 49
per cent stake in BTC, with a
further $30 million payable after
five years likely when the cel-
lular exclusivity period it was
seeking expired.
Given that cellular already
accounts for two-thirds of
BTC's revenues and the bulk
of its profits, Bluewater could
effectively pay for the acquisi-
tion within five years through
its monopoly. A final $5 million
would have been paid in year
The Ingraham administration
has indicated it is open to selling
a majority stake in BTC to the
successful bidder, and not retain
a majority holding.
On the exclusivity period any
purchaser would enjoy, Mr
Donaldson told Tribune Busi-
ness earlier this week that three
years was likely to be the max-
Mr Ingraham said he thought
three years would "be long"

when it came to any exclusivity
period. He added: "We'd like
to maximise the purchase price
of BTC, but at the same time
we'd like to liberalise the
telecommunications sector of
the Bahamas as rapidly as pos-
"We'd like to strike the
appropriate balance. That's a
bit long for an.monopoly to exist,
especially in the cellular area.
Three years would be an out-
side, upper limit."
The Prime Minister again
expressed regret that BTC had
not been privatised during his
first term in office. The prob-
lem, he added, was that when
BTC's accounts were being
audited, its assets "could not be
"We did not wish to put on
the market a public sector enti-
ty without having a clean bill of
health from the audit," Mr
Ingraham said.
"In retrospect, we should
have sold notwithstanding."
The Prime Minister said that
if BTC had been placed on the
market without a clean audit,
not only might the Government
and Bahamas' credibility suf-
fered in inlternalional financial
circles, but a lower price would
have been obtained for BTC.

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June 2008

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Single Family Residence again, and the subject property is the 7th house on
4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom , .. .. ....... the right past the 7th corner on the right after the
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft curve.
Building Size: 1,758 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $336,000.00 / O.N.O.
Lot#384, Gleniston Gardens, N.P.
Turn south on Sea Breeze Blvd. From Joe Farrington Single Family Residence
Road, turn through the first corner on the left-hand 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
side, which is Seahorse Drive t the T-junction turn Property Size: 10,875 sq.ft
right and the property is the 7th property on the left- Building Size: 2,028 sq.ft
hand side. Appraised Value: $258,000.00 O.N.O.
Travel east along prince Charles avenue and the
Lot#1090, Pinewood Gardens, N.P. subject property is approximately 1,000 feet east of
Single Family Residence Jean street on the northern side of Prince Charles
(3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms Drive (house colour mustard with beige).
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,314 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $172,000.00 Lot#690, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Single Family Residence
From Bamboo Boulevard and East Street South (by 3-Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms
South Beach Police Station), take the first left, Thatch Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Palm Avenue, then the third right, Sugar Apple Street, Building Size: 894 sq.ft
and the subject property is the twelfth on the left. Appraised Value: $103,000.00 / O.N.O.
Travel east on Charles W. Saunders Highway, turn
Lot #844, Golden Gates, N.P. right onto Buttonwood (Cleveland Eneas primary
Single Family Residence School corner), travel North to the sixth corner on
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms left (Saffron Street), and the. subject property is the
Property Size: 6,000 sq. ft. third house on left.
Building Size: 1,580 sq. ft.
Appraised Value: $162,000.00
From Carmichael Road and Mermaid Boulevard East
(Golden Gates Assembly Church), travelling south

Lot#14, Skull District, Eleuthera, N.P.
Vacant Land
Property Size:1 0,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: TBA
Directions Not Available


Lot #30 & 31, Block #56, Nassau Village
Each Unit 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,620 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,701 sq. ft.
Appraised Value: $177,000.00 / O.N.O.
Catherine Ave, take the first right, travel to the end
and go From Taylor Street and Soldier Road (by
Lowes Wholesale), turn left at the cross roads,
Alexandria Boulevard, take the second right, Forbes
Street, go left at the T-junction, Catherine Ave, take
the first right, travel to the endand go right at the
T-junction and the subject property is the seventh
lot on right past the first corner on the left.

Lot#157, Knotts Boulevard & Zachary Lane Sec.#2,
Duplex Apartment
Each Unit 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 19,921 sq.ft
Building Size: 4,320 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $230,000.00 / O.N.O.
Bahamia Terrace Freeport Grand Bahama

Lot#2, South Beach Subdivision, N.P.
Two Storey Townhouse
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,000sq.ft
Building Size: 2,736 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $234,000.00/ O.N.O.
The subject property is located 1 mile west of Blue
Hill Road on the southern side of Marshall Road
approximately 200 yards north of the southern
shoreline directly opposite lamp pole #65/50.

Lot#25, Section "C", Garden Hills, N.P.
Triplex Apartment
1-2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathroom
2- 1 Bedroom, 1- Bathroom
Property Size: 7,500 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,846 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $490,000.00 O.N.O.
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The Prime Minister made a
distinction between the GBPA,
which holds the regulatory,
licensing and quasi-govern-
mental powers for Freeport,
and its Port Group Ltd affili-
ate, which holds interests in the
city's main productive assets.
Mr Ingraham hinted that the
Government would prefer a
solution where more than one
investor group acquired Port
Group Ltd, which is 50/50 joint
venture partners with Hutchi-
son Whampoa in Freeport's
main infrastructure and real
estate holding companies.
The 50/50 partners own the
Grand Bahama Development
Company (Devco), Freeport
Harbour Company and the
Grand Bahama Airport Com-
"It would be better if the
ownership of the assets was dis-
persed to more than one party,
and that we never have a situa-
tion where they're owned by
two investors again," Mr Ingra- /
ham said.
"If you have two major
groups that end up with the oth-
er 50 per cent, that would be in
Freeport's best interests."
His comments also seemed
to indicate that the Government

would not be averse to splitting
the GBPA, representing
Freeport's regulatory side, away
from the asset ownership on the
Port Group Ltd side.
The Prime Minister's com-
ments are likely to come as a
blow to Mr Fleming who, along
with Geoffrey Richards, both
resigned earlier this year fromi
their posts as deputy chairman
and chairman, respectively, of
the former's family private equi-
ty firm, Fleming Family & Part-
ners, to pursue their GBPA
interest. The company itself is
not directly involved in the
attempt to acquire the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd.
Tribune Business under-
stands that Mr Fleming's busi-
ness plan for the GBPA and
Freeport, should he prove suc-
cessful, is based on him securing
100 per cent control of both
Port Group Ltd and the Port
Authority the very thing the
Prime Minister said he will not
Sources close to the Fleming
camp indicated that Mr Fleming
and his business partners were
prepared to invest $1 billion of
their own equity in acquiring
the GBPA/Port Group Ltd and
financing an initial slate of
investments to get Freeport and
Grand Bahama's economy
moving again.
They believe that this could
act as the catalyst to attract as
much as $25 billion in further
foreign direct investment into
Freeport between the time of
purchase and 2020.
Among the industries being
targeted by Fleming, Tribune
Business understands, is.the cre- .
ation of Freeport's own inter-
national financial centre, mod-
elled along the lines of those in
Dubai and Singapore, and
focused on international com-
merce and major capital mar-
kets transactions.
Other developments being
eyed by Fleming include a $1-$3
billion oil refinery, sources have
told Tribune Business, plus a
new cruise ship harbour and ter-
minal, new non-US interna-
tional terminal at Grand
Bahama International Airport,
and a business management and
skills training academy.
Also understood to be on Mr
Fleming's agenda, should his
purchase be successful, is a $1

billion liquefied natural gas
(LNG) terminal and a leading
entertainment centre.
Mr Fleming has been pursu-
ing a Supreme Court order lift-
ing the stay on Sir Jack Hay-
ward's family trust selling its
GBPA/Port Group Ltd stake
(found to be 50 per cent last
summer by Supreme Court Jus-
tice Anita Allen) to him.
Once that happens, the sale
would likely be completed swift-
ly, and Mr Fleming would use
that shareholding to pressure
the late Edward St George's
estate into selling to him, too..
The St George estate, for its
part, is seeking court orders
putting the stake held in
Edward St George's name into
its own. Once this happened, it
would then seek to sell its
shares to Hutchison Whampoa.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham also con-
firmed that new Port Group Ltd
chairman, Erik Christiansen,
had authorised the release of
between some $20-$25 million
from the company's coffers.
Tribune Business had previ-
ously been told by informed
sources that some $14 million
had been released to pay down
Hutchison Whampoa's loan to
the Grand Bahama Airport
Company, while another $8 mil-
lion had been allocated to cov-
er Port Group Ltd's share of
work costs at the Freeport Har-
bour Company.
Port Group Ltd had previ-
ously been sitting on a $30 mil-
lion-plus cash pile, and the
release of such a substantial
amount is understood not to
have gone down well with the
late Edward St George's estate,
which relies on dividends for its
On the ownership dispute
with Sir Jack Hayward and his
family trust, Mr Ingraham said
both sides had repeatedly told
the Government and its agen-
cies that they were 50/50 part-
ners, and supplied "an abun-
dance" of evidence in the past
to show this.
"We have had discussions
with all sides [the Haywards and
St Georges]. We are going to
have further discussions with at
least one side next week. We
are nearer to the end'than we
were before," the Prime Min-
ister said.

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Stocks rise as oil prices decline

AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) Stocks
rose moderately Wednesday as
another decline in oil prices and
several upbeat profit reports
eased some of Wall Street's
concerns about the economy.
Investors appeared unfazed
by the Federal Reserve's Beige
Book, which provides readings
on the US economy by region
and indicated that business con-
ditions have slowed in recent
months as consumer spending
has turned sluggish. The report
arrives two weeks before poli-
cymakers' next meeting but
seemed to hold few surprises
for investors.
Regardless, Wall Street
believes the recent easing of oil
prices, if sustained, could give a
crucial boost to the economy.
Crude has retreated as Hurri-"
cane Dolly looked likely to
spare key oil installations in the
Gulf of Mexico and after the
government reported Wednes-
day that domestic inventories
increased last week as con-
sumers curbed their energy use.
But oil came off its lows and
stocks pared their gains after
the hurricane strengthened to
a Category 2 storm.
While oil again tugged at
stocks as it has for months,
investors also examined a raft of
earnings reports that indicated
not all corporate profits were
suffering because of the slower
economy. That left some
investors more upbeat about
the prospects for the overall
economy. AT&T Inc., McDon-
ald's Corp. and Pfizer Inc., all
among the 30 stocks that make
up the Dow Jones industrial
average, weighed in with
reports that generally pleased
"Oil is a positive but I think
bigger than that is the earnings
news is not as catastrophic as
people were thinking," said
Noman Ali, portfolio manager
of US equities for MFC Global
Investment Management, in
Toronto. "Some of the bell-
wethers are reporting earnings
that are better-than-expected.
And outside of the financial
things, aren't so bad."
In midafternoon trading, the
Dow rose 52.92, or 0.46 per
cent, to 11,655.42 after rising
nearly 100 points in the early

going. On Tuesday, the blue
chips gained 135 points.
Broader stock indicators
advanced. The Standard &
Poor's 500 index rose 8.70, or
0.68 per cent, to 1,285.70 and
the technology-laden Nasdaq
composite index rose 21.25, or
0.92 per cent, to 2,325.21.
Advancing issues outnum-
bered decliners by about three
to two on the New York Stock
Exchange, where volume came
to 1.09 billion shares.
Bond prices declined as
investors moved some money
into equities. The yield on the
benchmark 10-year Treasury
note, which moves opposite its
price, rose to 4.15 per cent from
4:10 per cent from late Tues-
The dollar was mostly higher
against other major currencies,
while gold prices fell.
A barrel of light, sweet crude
fell $2.74 to $125.68 on New
York Mercantile Exchange. Oil
is down more than $20 since hit-
ting a record above $147 just
weeks ago.
A drop in energy prices
would benefit a wide spectrum
of companies, including airlines,
manufacturers and even retail-
ers. It also helped distract
investors from some disap-
pointing earnings delivered this
week especially from strug-
gling banks and brokerages.
AT&T rose $1.51, or 4.8 per
cent, to $33.33 after the com-
pany said quarterly profits rose
amid a big spike in wireless sub-
scribers that offset its shrinking
landline business. The biggest
US phone company is the offi-
cial carrier of Apple Inc.'s
iPhone, arid that helped add 1.3
million wireless subscribers dur-
ing the period.
Pfizer, the world's biggest
drug maker, said its second-
quarter earnings more than
doubled as restructuring charges
declined arid the weak dollar
helped lift overseas revenue. It
narrowly beat Wall Street
expectations. The stock rose 72
cents, or 3.9 per cent, to $19.07.
McDonald's credited strong
overseas sales with driving the
company's second-quarter prof-
it. The nation's largest restau-
rant chain easily surpassed Wall
Street's expectations. The stock
fell $1.24, or 2.1 per cent, to
Boeing Co. fell $2.56, or 3.7

per cent, to $66.70 after report-
ing that second-quarter earn-
ings fell 19 per cent because a
$248 million charge related to a
defense program. The world's
second-largest commercial air-
plane maker had already
warned it would book the
Washington Mutual Inc. fell
74 cents, or 13 per cent, to $5.08
after the nation's largest thrift
reported a $3 billion loss due
to increases in its loss reserves
to cover souring loans in its
mortgage portfolio.
Costco Wholesale Corpora-
tion warned that its fiscal
fourth-quarter and full-year
profits will fall short of Wall
Street's expectations. The ware-
house club operator expects
higher energy costs to hurt its
results. The stock fell $7.73, or
11 per cent, to $64.26.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
advanced as the House planned
to vote Wednesday on legisla-
tion that would tap the mort-
gage giants' profits to cover any
losses from saving 400,000
homeowners from foreclosure.
The measure would give the
Treasury Department authority
to extend the companies a tem-
porary lifeline. Fannie Mae rose
$1.31, or 9.8 per cent, to $14.72,
while Freddie Mac rose $1.05,
or 11 per cent, to $10.75.
Ali said the government's
action to help Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac has reassured
investors that the financial sys-
tem is not in danger of collapse.
'"Things are not blowing up
because of Fannie and Freddie
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financial system still being
intact," he said. "I think you're
seeing some relief on that."
Still, he remains cautious.
"Some of the biggest rallies
happen in bear markets. The
outlook for the market is still
pretty negative," he said, point-
ing to a general decline in earn-
ings, a slowdown in interna-
tional growth, rising prices and
a weak dollar.
The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies rose 4.79, or
0.67 per cent, to 721.61.
Overseas, Japan's Nikkei
stock average rose 0.97 per cent.
Britain's FTSE 100 added 1.60
per cent, Germany's DAX
index rose 1.45 per cent, and
France's CAC-40 jumped 1.88
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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


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

Product & Process Knowledge:
B Detailed understanding of collateralized loan products and documentation
B Ability to assess new credit-linked products and processes
B 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
B Effective workload prioritization and meeting of deadlines
B Capacity to work under own initiative with little supervision
1 Methodical and independent approach to forming opinions 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" to:

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

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NOTICE is hereby given that ALEXANDIA INNOCENT
AB-20291, 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 24TH day of JULY 2008 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

1I 7I I lIl li I, [ LI

Burns House Group of Companies is looking for an ambi-
lious Sales Representative with an energetic spirit.

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

Within our sales .department we seek to fill the position
of Sales Representative. In this position you will be re-
sponsible for managing a group of customers (stores, bars,
restaurants) in terms of sales, profitability and account

The person we are looking for is a team player, a true
winner and an excellent planner with great passion for

BHG will offer you a challenging environment with inter-
national growth potential and training opportunities.- We
offer an excellent salary and bonus incentive.

Profile of the ideal candidate
* Associate Degree
* Ambitious, goal getter and energetic
* 3-5 years of sales experience
* Computer Literate, Microsoft Word, Excel,

Send your Resume by email to:
ccash@burnshouse.com or fax to:
Human Resources Manager: (242) 323-4$61

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Registered nurse from an approved nursing program,
BSN required, MBA/MHA preferred,
Currently registered with the Nursing Council of the Bahamas,
Minimum of 3 years managerial experience,
Strong computer skills,
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills.

Position Summary:
Responsible for the day to day management of the Medical/Surgical Unit,
Supervision and evaluation of nursing staff to meet patient needs,
Coordination of support services and resources to facilitate the total care
of patients.

Excellent benefits 1 Salary commensurate with experience

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BEC privatization


soon as BTC finished'

FROM page 1B

in 2002, BEC was able to stand
on its own feet financially, gen-
erating $15-$20 million in per
annum profits and able to pay
customs duty/Stamp duty on its
fuel imports.
He blamed the corporation's
current financial condition on
a variety of factors, including
the former Government's deci-
sion to reduce the basic rate of
electricity, coupled with the
increase in global oil prices and
the fact BEC used "gas guzzling
When asked whether BEC
and the Government were con-
templating a $200 million bond
issue to raise financing for the
corporation, Mr Ingraham
responded: "That's not going to
be enough."
He added that with govern-
ment guarantees, BEC would

still be able to borrow and any
bonds would "be picked up" by
financial institutions. Discus-
sions, the Prime Minister said,
were "going on now" about
BEC's financial needs and how
to meet them.
Market sources have sug-
gested that FirstCaribbean
seemed to be the likely place-
ment agent/adviser for any BEC
bond issue, but its launch
seemed some way off yet as the
Government grappled with the
corporation's financial condi-
The Prime Minister also
acknowledged that the multi-
million dollar subsidies handed
out by the Government on an
annual basis to the likes of
Bahamasair, the Water & Sew-
erage Corporation and the
Broadcasting Corporation of
the Bahamas was "unafforda-ble
on a continuing basis".
Mr Ingraham said the Gov-
ernment was set to "eliminate"


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 6:00 a.m.
on Monday, 4th August 2008.

Don S Wrinkle and Jean Wrinkle

the Hotel Corporation of the
Bahamas as "a net receiver" of
revenues from the Treasury,
adding: "They're on their way
Yet for the 2008-2009 Bud-
get year, Bahamasair is set to
receive $28 million in govern-
ment funds, with the Water &
Sewerage Corporation set to
receive $19 million; the Broad-
casting Corporation $11 million;
and the Bahamas Development
Bank and the Bahamas Agri-
cultural and Industrial Corpo-
ration (BAIC), $2.5 million col-
"There's no question that's
tinaffordable on a continuing
basis. We're taking steps to first-
ly contain it, but secondly to
begin to reduce it, and in some
cases eliminate it," Mr Ingra-

ham said of the high subsidies.
"Other things will happen to
reduce those numbers. Those
numbers are too high."
The Prime Minister said the
Government had "capped"
Bahamasair's subsidy at $28
million, meaning that if the air-
line required more funding, it
would have to generate the
funds itself.
The airline, he added, had not
been allowed to charge market
or economic passenger fees and
rates by the Government, even
though its fuel bill had "gone
sky high".
"As a percentage, there is
more money available for pub-
lic services now than there was
10 years ago," the Prime Minis-
ter said.
"The percentage being trans-
ferred to these losing entities is
still too high, even though in
net terms it's going down."

Notice is hereby given of the loss of Bahamas Government
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

NOTICE is hereby given that SHERILL FRANCIS OF
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 17th day of JULY, 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.0:BoxN-71-47, Freeport7Bahamas.

32 West Avenue Centerville
(Opposite Centerville Primary School)

Medical & Analytical Services

Major Medical Insurance, Master & Visa Cards
10% off (Cash Payments Over $50)

Paternity Testing
$50 off (Until 2 August 2008)

Medical Supply & Uniforms
Medical Supplies 20% off Scrub Sets-Buy 3 get 1
(While supplies last)

The office of the

Public Workers'

Co-operative Credit

Union Limited will

be closed on Friday,

July 25th, 2008, for

the Annual Staff

Fun Day.



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

Part Time Registered Nurses Required

* Provide primary and minor emergency medical
* Administration of medication, oxygen,
intravenous fluids as indicated and outlined in the
clinical Protocol Manual
* Provide accurate and comprehensive medical
reports as required

* Holder of current Bahamian licence
* Must have at least three years experience post
* Have current BLS & ALS Certification
* Must be responsible, have good communication
skills and independent.
* Must be active in the practice of nursing.

Attractive Compensation Package Offered

CV should be sent via e-mail to
gpdavis2007@gmail.com by August 3 1t, 2008.


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The 2008-2009 Budget

'revenue neutral or loser'

FROM page 1B

purchaser could save as much
as $50,000 in Stamp Tax on the
real estate transaction, and
$4,000 on the mortgage stamp.
And with first-time buyers
also exempt from payment of

real property tax for the first
five years on homes valued at
between $250,000 and $500,000,
Mr Ingraham said this would
be another $2,000 to $2,500 in
savings per year.
Over five years, this could
translate into as much as
$12,500 in savings, meaning that

Nassau Airport
Development Company

Expr on Of interest

P-140 Landscaping Supply / Install

The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is pleased to announce
the first of many requests for expressions of interest in the Lynden Pindling
International Airport Expansion Project. NAD is presently seeking expressions
of interest for the supply of landscaping material related to the Lynden Pindling
International Airport Expansion Project Installation may be tendered separately
at a later date to coincide with landscaping milestones.
Interested parties are requested to provide the following information with
Corporate Background how long have you been in business, location,
size, types of materials that can be supplied, etc.
Financial Capacity bank, account manager, financial statements
Project History previous projects or clients, size, and value
Contact List list of previous clients with contact information

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

Tre deadline ior submission is Thursday, .
August 14th. 2008 at 2:00 pm Packages can
be dropped off al the tAD Project Office. Level
2, US Twsrirnal or mailed .' cunerea to tne
aridres,. abov.

first-time homeowners could
escape as much as $66,500 in
"The net effect is going to be
against the Government," Mr
Ingraham said, explaining that
the impact from the tariff
'rounding exercise' would "only
net a difference of $5 million".
Under the Excise Act and
Tariff Act reforms introduced
in the 2008-2009 Budget, cus-
toms duty and stamp duty rates
were amalgamated into one,
with the number of duty rates
rationalised. This resulted in
some amalgamated rates being
rounded up, for example from
42 per cent to 45 per cent, and
some down, from 17 per cent
to 15 per cent.
The Prime Minister said the
$5 million revenue gain esti-
mated to result from this exer-
cise would immediately .be
"whittled away" by the Bud-
get's tax concessions, which
included $15 million in revenue
foregone on Bahamas Electric-
ity Corporation (BEC) oil
Mr Ingraham pointed out
that 10 years ago, in 1998, oil
imports accounted for 10 per
cent of the total value of all
goods imported into the
Bahamas. Now, oil-related
imports accounted for 31 per
cent of the total value of oil
imports, due to the global price
A further $1.3 million in tax-
es were given up via the con-
cessions granted to taxi drivers
on vehicle imports, and Mr
Ingraham added: "On balance,
we felt we had done a wonder-
ful thing for the Bahamas, and
that ordinary people benefit
most. Those that pay more will
be persons better off than ordi-
nary folk."
The Prime Minister said that
out of every $100 spent by
Bahamians, some $19-$20 went
to the Government in the form
of taxes. The regressive nature
of the Bahamian tax system was
felt most by "ordinary, poor"
persons because their level of
consumption was so high rela-
tive to their incomes when com-

pared to wealthier people.
The customs and stamp duty
concessions, along with the real
property tax breaks that were
intended to revitalise Bay
Street, would also result in a
loss of revenue for the Govern-
"We've got two applications
in for Bay Street already," Mr
Ingraham' said, "for customs
duty exemptions, which will be
approved between now and
next week. That will be mil-
He added that traditionally,
labour accounted for between
50-60 per cent of construction
project costs, with materials
accounting for a further 40 per
cent. Customs duties were typ-
ically worth between 25-30 per
cent of construction project
Mr Ingraham acknowledged
that taxes paid by airline pas-
sengers on imported goods
brought back into the Bahamas
via their luggage would increase
by "a much as 10 per cent", as
Stamp Tax was never paid pre-
viously. Now it .will be included
in the amalgamated rates.
Mr Ingraham said the 2008-
2009 Budget was "a rationali-
sation exercise" and not "a
deliberate decision to increase
duty rates", intended to elimi-
nate a variety of anomalies.
While intended to reduce the
opportunity for Customs offi-
cers to exercise their discretion
in determining what rate to levy
on a particular item, among the
discrepancies tackled were the
different rates levied on office
and home furniture, and male
and female under garments.
Despite the tax breaks,
Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, said the Gov-
ernment's tax breaks could not
do everything when it came to
reducing living costs.
He pointed out that sweet
peppers, between May 20o08
and now, had increased by 91
per cent on Grand Bahama and
43 per cent on New Providence.

P* eres utrton as for all age groups in ig nutrition assessment, n tcare planning and
impkomentation, monlio g,and ntioeduction Includhg d foodandug iteratioo on.
nks It collaborationn vi oth oer heat cari polisonas to sppot, rSto, ara d ito ntain opmnal
natif heath for tho eivifls weia t poien or k1wn eaftertin o niootiro stro.
Con iitesto (omnunity health litnies suec as provita ietus and arlesfor te egeneal publk
and media.
Povideseductionandtrainngh orapiMiedparltients,outients,careglerandbal t capcsonpneb
indudlng medical pofessanals concerning teoles, pincles and pracK afntriutlon care.
aoies meddnu rftiontherapyfrorotpatentsandfortregeneralpublic
S PartiIpatesin hedevelomentofhospitalpoldiesand procedures

i* f m tiWBao r oa S cedegree i by accreditedUS, Canadan oreq*alentina iti
Masters degree plerred
S Addional (eortic a ons p (eg. NtlotldoSuppo, Dabetes ducato)
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or cal 30-46111, ^ebste:,i.^w^dotof,lioi ^).-niH

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The American Embassy is presently considering applications for the
following position:


Serves as the senior member of the GSO Housing Office working
interdependently. in administering and managing the complex
legalities and details of an interagency housing pool that spans from
New Providence to Grand Bahama Island.

This position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

At least two years of college credits in business, real estate, business
management, logistics, property management, public service or
related fields required.
Must have a good working knowledge of general office procedures,
Microsoft Office Suite and database management.


Must have the ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner and work
independently with minimum supervision.
Must be organized and have good customer service skills.


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

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

Application forms are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday
through Friday at the security area of the American Embassy, Queen
Street. Completed applications should be returned to the United
States Embassy: addressed to the Human Resources Office no later
than July 31, 2008. Telephone calls will not be accepted.



The Government.of The Bahamas (GOB) has' secured a loan of US$18 million from the Inter-
American Development Bank (IDB) as partial funding for the Bahamas Support Program for
Transforming Education & Training (SPTET), the total cost of which is US$22.5 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 Program is to build capacity among persons involved in teaching and
supervising students with special needs throughout the entire system, with emphasis at the
primary level age groups.

The Bahamas Ministry of Education is now seeking 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 instructional strategies, strengthening school and classroom management
and develop monitoring and evaluation systems and practices relative to an inclusive educational

The expected duration of this consultancy is for up to 250 non-consecutive days to be delivered
over a 24 month period.

Individuals with a Masters Degree or higher in Special Education with specialization in inclusive
education practices and with training and expertise in curriculum development should apply.
Candidates should demonstrate leadership in the design, delivery and evaluation of training in
Special Education in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an 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
The IDB Project Management Unit
P.O. BoxN 3913/4
2nd Floor, Trehl Plaza
Tonique Williams-Darling Hwy.
Nassau, Bahamas
Attn: John R Haughton, Project Manager
Telephone: (242) 325-4725/4748
Email: ihaughtonidbproiect(a vahoo.com
And tmunningsidbproject(ciyahoo.com

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

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Going against the grain

in an uncertain economy

AP Business Writer
one of the rare occasions when
it's OK to gawk at the flaws of
the very old. Designers and
architects are plucking wood
from old barns and other struc-
tures to give new projects a dose
of character that can otherwise
be hard to come by.
While mixing old with new
isn't, well, new, the demand for
the beauty of decades-old wood
is helping some people who col-
lect and sell the bones of old
buildings prosper in a difficult
economy. Interest in the wood
known as reclaimed lumber
appears to be growing in part
because the boards can fit/
tongue and groove with the
environmental goals of some
Many construction-related
businesses have had demand
fizzle as the housing market has
retreated, but David Sacia has
seen orders for reclaimed wood
grow. The owner of Reclaimed
Lumber Co. in Baraboo, Wis.,
mainly sells to wealthy home-
owners on the East and West
coasts and the designers and
architects they employ. He says
business is still growing, just at a
slower pace than in recent
"It's up five per cent this year.
Every year it's usually up in the
double digits," he said. And giv-
en what's gone on elsewhere in
the market with stalled projects
in both the residential and com-
mercial construction markets,
any growth is worth noting.
But this isn't a business like a
discount grocery chain or a
* pawn shop that benefits from
tough times. Shoppers for
reclaimed lumber generally pay
more for their history-stained
wood than for the new stuff.
"To buy the material is as
much as new lumber and usual-
ly two, three or four times the
cost," Sacia said.
With the higher price tag and
ever-shifting tastes, Sacia once
worried that demand' for the
wood, which is mainly used in

flooring or in decorative
accents, would prove a fad. But
he's been comforted as notions
about what can be recycled
have spread beyond soda cans
and newspapers.
"The word 'green' has come
into play," he said, predicting
the environmental bona fides
of old boards could help sus-
tain demand.
Anita Lang, principal at -
design firm Interior Motives, in
Scottsdale, Ariz., said clients
are increasingly drawn to the
idea of outfitting a home or
business with something than
can be reused.
And then there is the wood's
resume: Its nicks and dents give
it beauty, fans say. And .the
wood can be sanded and treated
to preserve or minimize marks
from a former life.
"It just to continues to get
more beautiful as you live with
it," Lang said. "The other thing
with a reclaimed floor is it's nev-
er dated."
She encourages clients to pay
for the reclaimed wood and
skimp on the more superficial
items when they're building,
renovating or redecorating.
"You can always come back
and upgrade your sofa down
the road," she said. "There is
so much character that if a fam-
ily would. live on that they
would just be adding to that
Still, some clients have lately
balked at paying more than $20
a square foot, when, for exam-
ple, they can get a fabricated
floor made to look old for about
$17 per square foot. But the dif-
ference between reclaimed
wood and wood made to look
old can be stark, she contends.
"You cannot totally replicate
what 100 years does to some-
thing with factory equipment."
John Williams, a senior
account representative at
Mountain Lumber Co. in Ruck-
ersville, Va., said he's seen some
slowdown but that the pedigree
of the wood the company sells
it's been installed every-
where from Mount Vernon to
Monticello is still drawing

"One of our barometers
we're seeing here is how many
requests we're getting for sam-
ples. And that's actually gone
up," Williams said. -
Tricia Thompson and her
husband, Todd, own Enmar
Hardwood Flooring Inc. in
Mesa, Ariz. She said the gulf
between those worried about
their finances and those who
appear undaunted has widened.
And demand for the more
expensive reclaimed wood con-
"Your very high-end custom
homes are still going out here,"
she said.
Big retail home decor stores,
for example, will use reclaimed
wood to add a sense of charac-
ter to their stores and to add to
their green credentials.
But people looking to make a
buck from reclaimed wood
shouldn't necessarily go ripping
down an old barn or home.
While standards vary, the wood
has to be in good condition and
buyers can be choosy.
Typically, the best deposits
of lumber ripe for reuse are in
the Eastern US and parts of the
Midwest where barns and
homes were often built using
large, old timbers rather than
with more blue chip and less
aesthetically pleasing wood
as the country pushed West.
Marc Cree, national sales and
marketing manager at Vintage
Lumber Company in Frederick
County, Maryland, sees
increased demand for people
hoping to profit from their old
"There's definitely a larger
scale of people calling in. They
want money. I think they've
seen the rise in the reclaimed
market and they've seen thg
prices that certain companies
get for the reclaimed market
and they expect to make a conr-
giderable profit," Cree said.
But some prices have come
down in recent years as mo&r
supply has hit the market, 'a
benefit to those collecting thb
wood. Many barns can be had
, for $1,000-$2,000.


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Lot No. 3 Yamacraw

Beach Estates

All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments unit
and one unit being used as a barber and beauty salon, the land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of
flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
Appraisal: $313,016.00

Traveling south .on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw
white trimmed brown.

Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted

Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT
-NO.1, BLOCK NO. 45,
5- All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in
S the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
S .. .''.-- 1 Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet
Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This
.a .... *site encompasses a two storey building which is
approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is
RF a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-
*" 0" on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The
wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor
area. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.
All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being
lot #1 of the Subdivision known as Western Shores Phase
II, the said Subdivision situated in the Western District of
-: ;* ....*.' New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property
.- :-.. ,-.. is a single structure comprising of a single family residence
..... corrsisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living
i. space. The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets,
S 2 1/2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The
land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods
." of the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with
improvements including driveway,-walkway and swimming
pool. The yard is enclosed with walls.
Appraisal: $753,570.00
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near
Tusculum Subdivision.and painted all white.

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in
Si i W ~No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this site
1" 'encompasses a 12 year old single storney home comprising
of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast
S. ., ,' .. room, kitchen and laundry room, with a total living area
of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double
Scar garage, and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of
"- '" ..._ ....... approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85%
grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.
Appraisal: $229,426.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera
Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.

3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with
an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion
of one of the Dundas Town CrdWn Allotment parcels'
stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being just
".....-..-... ... ....:''' under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete
block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in
2,920 sq. ft., the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling
is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.
Appraisal: $265,225.00

All that of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
ff.i12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar's
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
Si 2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
S1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
Complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to
?iJ . be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
______ during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
'Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.

All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and being
Lot # 90-D on a survey plan situated in the settlement of Lower Bogue
N, .... f .. on the island of Eleuthera, this site encompasses a commercial building
S consisting of a restaurant and disco that is approximately 13 yrs old,
with a total sq. ft. of approximately 4,852.12, which includes male &
female rest rooms, stage area, 2-dressing rooms, dining room, commercial
kitchen and storage improvements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front
veranda, 752 sq, ft, concrete walk-ways, and 192 sq, ft, back porch.
This building is central air-conditioned.
Appraisal: $490,671.00
This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera
Highway & approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of Four-For-Nothing Road, in the settlement of Lower Bogue North
Eleuthera. All utilities and services available.


S .. M. All that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,638 sq. ft.
being lot No. 2 of the subdivision known as Marigold Farm
Subdivision, the said subdivision situated in the Eastern District
of New Providence and located Lumumba Lane North off Marigold
Road situated on the property is a year old single storey residence
consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen
and utility room. The Land is on a grade and level and appears
to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding. The property is open from the front but has chain
linked fencing at the sides and back.
Appraisal: $197,107.60
Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road go pass Marigold Farms, then turn rignt onto
Lumumba Lane, go almost to the middle of the corner and the subject property is about the eight house on the right
hand side of the road.

Westward Villas
S. All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq ft, being lot 56 of the subdivision known
". '.. as Westward Villas, the said subdivision is situated in the western district of new
providence bahamas. This proper is comprised of an approximately 42yrs old single
%'' family residence consisting of approximately 1,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space.
,,-. '.." The residence comprises 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining room, family
room, kitchen and laundry room, ventilation is supplied by central
air-conditioning and ceiling fans. the land is on a grade and level; however the site
O l appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual
heavy rainy periods, the yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing and is overgrown
with various trees and shrubs.
Appraisal: $250,188.00
Travelling west on West Bay Street to the roundabout at Prospect Ridge Drive, take the first corner on the right, and the subject property
will be the 2nd on the left side, white trimmed white [behind many trees]

house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,

-':" .. '.. Lot No. 2Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.
Appraisal: $188,406.00
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to
Kennedy Subdivision know n as Dorsetheleft, then take the 1st corner
"o-. i n the sout t hen 1st right, house is second on your right
with garage.

Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town
Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51
`4- All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51,
of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated
in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on
the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately
*; 20yr old duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641
s sq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, 1-
bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an approximately
.- 9yr old one bedroom apartment building comprising of 382 sq.
ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the land is on a grade
and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
.-. the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periodsiof the
year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete
parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides
and back.
Appraisal: $202,225.40
Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky's Service Station [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.

Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No.
217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision
.-'... = All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot
"' - ........ No. 217 of the Subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens, the
".' '1). said subdivision situated in the Southern District of New
I S.. Providence Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
Comprising of an approximately 20 yr old single family residence
consisting of 992.sq. ft of enclosed living space with 3-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, drive
way and walk way. The land is on a grade and level and
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding. The grounds are fairly kept and yard is open.
Appraisal: $127,988.00
Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light then turn right into Kennedy
Subdivision, go all the way to T-junction, turn right then first left then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building,
after passing Mount Tabor take first left sapodillaa blvd), the subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow
trimmed green, with green and white door.


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Lot No. 117, Lower Bogue
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
containing 14,091 sq. ft. and being lot # 117, situated on
Skyline Drive, in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the Island
of Eleuthera, this site encompasses a single story structure
still under construction and comprising of 3-bedrooms, 2-
bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, and garage,
with a total living area of approximately 1,431.3. property
also includes a covered front porch with a total sq. ft. of
approximately 103.5 sq. ft. this structure is approximately
65 % completed and is a new construction.

Appraisal: $127,399.00.
This property is situated on Skyline Drive in the settlement of Lower Bogue North Eleuthera.

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated "E" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of
Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.;
outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen's.Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the
property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has
a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

Island Harbour Beach, Exuma
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000'(80'X 100') sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach
Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The property is located
on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.
Appraisal: $80,000.00

Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section b, of Rainbow
Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02
ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $40,328.00

All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory
Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting
as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet
northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274
hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth
ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955
hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial
development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as "Mutton Fish Point"

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham's
Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonweal' of the
Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90)
ft; on the East by Lot No. 11 B and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20' wide road reservation
and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown
with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and
is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area
is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq, ft, and designated "F"
which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement
of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. and bounded and
abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for
a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running
thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thoiuon for a distance
of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited atd running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful
and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

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-"'". "- ""'-- All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said
*'- subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family
'. residence with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front porch-198 sq. ft.,
S. f.i.; back patio-380. The building is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive
S6 of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, frontroom, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs.
.. ,Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality of construction:
S9Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently
S''- elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept,
with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard.
The yard is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and metal gates at the
p., front and back.
APPRAISAL: $365,000.00

Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject
house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.

All that parcel of land having an approximate area of 9,000 sq ft, located on the above mentioned lot is a single family wooden structure, 25ft by 40
ft with asphalt shingled roof. This house is approximately 15 yr old and comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and kitchen.
This house is in need of some serious repairs. The future life of this house depends on the repairs that will be carried out. Without repairs it is not
more than about 5 years. If upgrading and maintenance is carried out it could be longer the land rises above road level, to a height in excess of
approximately 15ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in a hurricane.
Appraisal: $72,250.00
This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150 ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted blue trimmed white.

Lot No. 9, Workers Bank Subdivision
All that lot of land being Lot No. 9, in the subdivision known as Workers Bank Subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence,
S ,,':. Bahamas. Having an area of approximately 5,600 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a 3 year old single storey single family residence comprising
-* ..: of approximately 1,220 sq., ft of enclosed living space and consisting of 3-bedrooms with closets, 2 bathrooms, living, dining and kitchen, ventilation
is provided by ceiling fans.

Appraisal: $176,494.50

Travelling west on Harrold Road pass the round about of Sir Milo Butler Highway & take the 1st comer left between The Testing & Valuation
building & The Workers Laundrymat, travel over the hill & the subject property will be located on the right side of the street painted all white.

Lot No. 359, Elizabeth Estates

S---, All that lot of land being Lot No. 359, in the subdivision known as Elizabeth Estates situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas &
.having an area of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a 22 year old single family residence comprising of approximately
871 sq, ft of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & laundry room. The land is flat but appears to be
sufficiently elevated to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is landscaped & contains low shrubs, flowering & fruit trees

Appraisal: $123,425.00

S ,. Travelling east on Prince Charles Drive, turn through the main entrance into Elizabeth Estates Commonwealth Blvd, travel all the way to Thelma
Gibson Primary School & turn right St. Vincent Ave. the subject property will be located on the next comer on the right side of Jamaica Ave & St.
S.. '. Vincent Avenue painted all white.

Lot No. 4, Jimmy Hill, Great Exuma

All that piece parcel or lot of land comprising'of Lot No. 4 (6.50 acres) situated in Jimmy Hill on the Island of Great Exuma, in The Bahamas. This
encompasses a single storey building of 8" L-L wood sitting 3x8 concrete slabs with approximately 1,915 sq. ft of enclosed living space and consisting
of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining and kitchen. The building appears to be structurally weak and in bad condition due to salt air exposure. It
should be notes that the location of the residence close to the ocean warrants constant maintenance, this property is zonned multi family.
S Appraisal: $1,363,631.20

This property is located about 8 miles northwest of the principle settlement, George Town on the Island of Great Exuma.


Lot No. 313, Kennedy Subdivision

All that lot of land being Lot No. 313, in the subdivision known as Kennedy Subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas
& having an area of approximately 4,158 sq. ft. located on the subject property is an approximately 30 year old single family residence comprising
of approximately 845 sq, ft of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining & kitchen. The land is on a grade & level;
however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to dissallow the possibility of flooding during heavy rainy periods

Appraisal" $109,398.00

Take the main entrance into Kennedy Subdivision from Soldier Road, travel all the way toward Pinewood Gardens, the take the last corner right
heading toward malcolm allotment the subject property will be the 5th house on the left side of the street painted light green trimmed dark green.

Lot No. 2978/79, Sir Lynden Pindling Estates

Small that lot of land being Lot No. 2978/79, in the subdivision known as Sir Lynden Pindling Estate situated in the southern district of New Providence,
~. -" ** Bahamas & having an area of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a 3 year old single family residence comprising of
approximately 845 sq., ft of enclosed living space consisting of 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & utility room. The land is on a
.. grade & level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to dissallow the possibility of flooding during heavy rainy periods

Appraisal: $134,508.00

.. Travelling east on Charles Saunders Highway, turn through Lady Maguerite Pindling Ave. take the 2nd comer left then 1st left- Michelle Ave. the
"......... subject property will be about the 13th house on the right side of the street painted all yellow.
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All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use.
It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community.
The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original
state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow
Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal
APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The
property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock
Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas.
This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising
of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.

Appraisal: $97,214.00
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways
through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located
behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard.

Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal
Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation
with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured
as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The
said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean.

Appraisal: $41,275.00

Lot No. 1036 Garden Hills Estates

All that lot of land having ant area of 5,989 sq ft, being Lot No. 1036 of the subdivision known as Garden
Hills Estates, a said subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
is vacant land and is zonned residential single family. The subject property is severely sloping downwards

Appraisal: $65,000.00
Travelling west on the East West Highway, take the 2nd entrance left into Garden Hills Estates next to Hillside
Mission Baptist Church, travel up the hill on Edelweis Ave to Orange blossom ave. mak a right on orange
Blossom Ave & the subject property is the 2nd on the left side.

Eleuthera Lot No. 15, North Palmetto Point

All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 22,316 sq. ft. being a portion of a 25.166 acre tract "A" &
being lot # 15 in a development known as Spanish Main situated in the settlement of Palmetto Point on
the Island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of The Bahamas. This area is complete with all utilities and
services available.
Appraisal: $65,832.00
This property is situatedat Spanish Main just off the Bank Road North Palmetto Point South Eleuthera
Lot No. 62 Hillside Park Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 7,200 sq ft, being Lot No. 62 of the subdivision known as Hillside
Park Estates, a said subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence Bahamas. this property
is vacant land and is zonned single family-residential. The subject property is presently undeveloped but
has a foundation dug and is elevated.

Appraisal: $82,000.00
Travelling east on bernard road to Kingsway Academy School, take the comer on the right directly opposite
the school, travel over the hill & the subject property is the 2nd on the left side.

Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67

All that lot of vacant land having an area of 1,173 acres and being referred to as the plot. the property is lot No. B and
is situated on Marigold Farm Road in the area known as Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the south eastern district
of New Providence Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family.

Appraisal: $290,000.00
Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is th 2nd to last property
on the left hand side of the road near the pond.

For conditions of sale and other information contact
Philip White @502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 @ email harry.colIie@scotiabank.com Fax 356-3851

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Appraisal: $930,000.00

r ' tAll that lot of land having an
s area of 30000 square feet,
being lot Number 17 of the
subdivision known as
'oaton FroT Westridge Estates Addition.
Situate in the Western District
on the island of New
S.. Located on the subject
property is a newly con-
structed single storey structure
comprising 6,000 feet of living
space with a three Car Garage.
The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take
the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be about the
seventh on the right hand side of the road.

Lot #18 BLOCK #27-VENICE BAY Appraisal $591,955.00
A mulitfamily lot of 12,225 square feet comprising three structures. One
complete unit at the front comprising 1638 and a porch of 200 square feet
of living space. A middle structure (town house) of 1626 square feet of
living space that's 80% complete and the third building at the rear of the
property up to belt course comprising 1627 square feet, Each building has
two bedrooms, one bathroom, living and dining

areas and, kitchen.

Directions: Travelling West. on Carmichael Rd, turn onto
Bacardi Road. Travel South past Millar's Pond just
before reaching Bacardi. Turn Right onto paved road
after passing the pond. Subject is located on the Right
side of the road.


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Appraisal $456,000.00

A single family property comprising
11,350 square feet.
Located on this property is an 11-year- ,j-
old single family two storey residence .
comprising 3,794 square feet of living
The lower floor consist of living, dining j
and kitchen area, guest bedrooms, a .
stairway, bathroom and "other public
areas. The upper floor contains two .
bedrooms, one bathroom, Master Suite
inclusive of bedroom, bathroom and
Directions: Travelling East on Prince Charles Drive, turn Right at Super Value Food Store.
Proceed to the T-Junction, turn left, then an immediate Right. Property is located near the Dead
End corner on the Right side of the road.

OFF SOLDIER ROAD Appraisal: $303,000.00
lowe The subject property
of consisting of 8,400
,. \,square feet is
r developed with a
split leveled home
with 1925 square feet
of floor area on the
ground floor, a porch
area of 437 square
feet and second floor.
area of 735 square
feet. The building is
of sound construction and completed in its entirety. The ground floor
comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, dining and family room. The
second floor comprises two bedrooms, one bath, living and dining areas.
Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier Road, turn left onto first paved road
opposite Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with chain linked fence.


Appraisal: $156,747.50
Lot 18, House #7, Malcolm Road
West having an area of 5,000 square
feet. Existing thereon is a 40-year-
old split leveled residence divided
into five (5) one bedroom, one
bathroom, apartments, four located
on the main floor and one on the
upper portion is made of durock and
is about 50% complete. The building
is in fair condition and is in serious
need of maintenance.

Directions: From Baillou Hill Road heading South pass S.C. McPherson School,
take Malcolm Road heading East. Pass the first corner on the left to House #7
painted white trimmed green.


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Appraisal: $335,000.00

Located on this 6,000 square feet
property is a split level single
Family dwelling comprising four
bedrooms, two and a half
bathrooms, living and dining
rooms, kitchen and TV room.
Attached to the main house is
two one bedroom apartments.



Appraisal: $183,000.00

All that piece parcel or lot of
land with an area of
approximately 5,393 square feet
being lot number 1 of the
subdivision known as Canon
i ,John Pugh Estates. Located on
E the said property is a three-
year-old single family residence
of approximately 1, 200 square
feet of enclosed living space
with three bedrooms, two
4 bathrooms, living, dining, utility
rooms and kitchen.

Directions: Travelling on Fox Hill Road North off Prince Charles, take first corner on
the left, go pass Fox Dale entrance, pass Freddie Munnings Estates towards Saint
Augustine's College, take first right, and the first right again, subject property is
located on the corner on the left side, painted olive green and white.

Lot 3395/96
SIR LYNDEN PINDLING ESTATES Appraisal: $197,000.00



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All that area of land having an
area of approximately 6,000
square feet. being lot number
3395/96 in the subdivision
known as Sir Lynden Pindling
Estates situated in the
southern district of the Island
of New Providence.
Located ,on this property is .a
three years old single family
residence consisting
approximately 1,425 square
feet of living space inclusive of
three bedrooms, two

bathrooms, living, dining, utility rooms and kitchen.
Directions: Travelling east on Charles Saunders Highway turn onto Lady Margurite
Pindling Avenue. Take the second corner on the left. Subject project will be the 15th
on the left painted orange, trimmed white.



Appraisal: $189,000.00

.-- All that lot of land having an area of
--5,100 square feet (50x101) being
lot 54 of the subdivision known as
Emerald Ridge, situate in the
.. Southern District of New
Providence. The property is
elevated and on a level grade and
zoned as single/multi family
residential. Located on the subject
property is a 25-30 year old duplex
apartment consisting of
approximately 1,325 square feet of
enclosed living space. Each
apartment comprises two
bedrooms, one bathroom, dining room, living room and kitchen.
Directions: From Soldier Road opposite Nassau Christie Academy, take corner all the
way towards Red Land Acres. Subject is located on the left going over the hill,
painted white trimmed light blue.
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Appraisal: $686,374.40
All that lot of land having an area of
6,794 square feet, of the
subdivision known as Vista Marina,
situate in the Western District of
New Providence. The property is on
a level grade and zoned as single
family residential. Located on the
subject property is a 7-year-old
single family two storey residence
consisting of approximately 2,756
square feet of enclosed living
space. The ground floor comprises
one bathroom, laundry room, dining
room, sunken living room, family

room, kitchen, entrance and rear porch. The first floor comprises three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a balcony overlooking the ocean. The
Master bedroom is very large and features a walk in cedar lined closet.
Windows are double glazed hurricane impact. Ventilation is by central air-
conditioning and ceiling fans.
Directions: Take West Bay Street heading West to Go Slow Bend, continue West just
before reaching the Moorings. Subject is located on the left hand side of West Bay

Incomplete Apartment Building, Lot B
YAMACRAW HILL ROAD Appraisal: $391,000.00
Located on the subject property of
9,500 square feet, is a proposed
five unit apartment complex of
j-, approximately 4,729 square feet of
.. ... enclosed living space. The space
__"__ ;consist of unit #1 consisting of two
.- two bedrooms, one bathroom,
.living, dining, kitchen for a total of
..- 690 square feet of enclosed living
S ;'-space each. Units two and four
consists of one bedroom, one
%' '' *f bathroom, living, dining and kitchen
S. .. for a total of approximately 440
square feet of enclosed living space each. Unit 5 will consist of 3
bedrooms, powder room, living, dining, kitchen, family room, breakfast bar
and laundry.
Directions: From Fox Hill Road, take Yamacraw Hill Road, proceed approximately 1.7
miles pass Port New Providence, subject property is on the Southern side of the road
fenced in.

All that area of land having an area of approximately 5,000 square feet
being lot number 907.
Directions: From East Street South, take Sapodilla Boulevard, turn onto Wild Guava
Street, turn left onto Cascarilla Street. Continue travelling East. Subject property is
vacant lot between house 906 and 908.


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Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit 1
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $718,000.00
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Located on this Multi Family lot of 23,564 square feet are two
incomplete buildings. Single story Triplex of 3,502 square feet
inclusive of Living and dining area with full service kitchen three
bedrooms inclusive of Master bedroom and two bathrooms per unit.

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000.00

All that lot of land having an area of 16,533 .sq. ft. being lot No. 37 of
the subdivision known and designated as Bahamia Marina and
Bahamia Section 4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Located on
this property is a structure comprising a 3 year old duplex structure
which covers approximately (3,058) square feet. Apartment consisting
of two 2-bedrooms, 2-bathroom with private Jacuzzi in master bath,
spacious living and dining room, full service kitchen, a laundry and
utility room, foyer/hallway with linen and storage closet. The property
is fully secured by six foot plastic coated chain-link fence runs along
the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot wall, with 5 foot
pillars at front with electronic gate.

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Appraisal: $116,190.00

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Located on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single
family dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This
includes, a living, dining and laundry room, kitchen, three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch.

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $140,000.00
The subject lot is
i approximately 12,322 square
S....feet. Situated on this
.- .. property is a single story
'WWj single family dwelling of
2,800 sqeiare feet of living
S ... space. This includes a small
front porch, a large foyer, a
S -sunken living room with
--.. ..fireplace and chimney, a
dining area, a full service
kitchen, a family room with
adjoining laundry and storage room. A hallway with linen closets, a
hallway bathroom. Three auxiliary bedrooms with closets and a master
bedroom with walk-in closet and private bathroom.

Lot.67 Block 7

Located on this .30 of an acre
property is a newly built 1,900
square feet of living space single
family dwelling comprising an
entrance porch, four- bedrooms,
two bathrooms and kitchen; a
living, dining, powder and laundry
room with adequate closet and
storage space.

Appraisal: $219,614.00

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The property has an area of 13,027 square feet or .30 of an acre.

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000.00
All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft. and is in a single
family residential area.

Lot 12 Block 13 Unit 2
Located on this .35 of an acre
property is a sixteen-year-old
single family residence .3'
comprising four bedrooms, two
bathrooms, living, dining,
storage, utility and laundry
rooms; there is a foyer, kitchen
and den. The total area of living .:
space is 3,016 square feet. .-.

Appraisal: $254,355.00

Lot 5, Block 6, Unit 2


Appraisal: $245,827.00

The subject lot contains an
approximate area of (17,789 sq.
ft) seventeen thousand seven .. .
hundred and eighty nine sq. ft. or "
41 of a aacre. Situated thereon
is a single storey, single family -
dwelling of conventional
concrete blocks and poured
Accommodations are three
bedrooms, three and a half "
baths, living, dining, full service kitchen with centre island stove with a
snack counter opened into a family room, exiting to an opened patio at
the rear. Adjourning the patio is a study, laundry room and single car
garage. The structure contains approximately 2,567 sq. ft of living space.



Appraisal: $136,000.00

Located on this 4,200 square feet s
single/multi family property is a 20- -
year-old building of T-111 wood with
concrete floor, consisting approxi- I ,.
mately 2,198 square feet of enclosed
space. The structure was formerly !
used as a retail store and storage
Directions: From Golden Gates Shopping Centre, Baillou Hill Road. Take the third
corner on the Right after passing Farmer's Market. Take the second Right then
First right (Sun Close) subject is the fourth property on the Right white trimmed

(Property in need of repairs)

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All that piece parceJ or lot of land containing 9,656 square feet situated'
on the southern side of Queen's Highway in the settlement of Gregory
Town, North Eleuthera. The subject property is on a hill and is
rectangular in shape. Located on the property is a 42-year-old three
bedrooms, .one bathroom, living, dining and kitchen structure of
approximately 1,396 square feet with a front porch of 27 square feet.




The property is 89 x 100 ft
and rectangular in shape. The
land is elevated
approximately 15 ft above
road level and approximately
25 ft above sea level.
Located on this property is a
twenty-year-old three
bedroom, two bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen and
laundry room house. The
structure requires much

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EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $673,075.00

cottage of 600 square feet. The property is fenced with white picket
fencing and has a Gazebo at the highest portion of the property.


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(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st,day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


Legal Notice



(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 11th day of June 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of June 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 20th day of June 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,


Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Rival bidders in offers for Emerald Bay

FROM page 1B
as attractive as a rival bid to the
Japanese insurer holding the
resort's debt.
"It was expected that another
offer would have come in yes-
terday [Monday]. I don't have
any confirmation of that," Mr
Ingraham said.
"More than one party is now
interested. There's some dis-
agreement over the purchase
price. One of the groups bid-
ding has a good track record in
this business, [but] their finan-
cial offer is not as good, from
the seller's point of view, as
another bidder's.
"We'd hoped yesterday to
know more, but that hasn't hap-
The Government, Mr Ingra-
ham added, was "concerned
every day" about the Four Sea-

sons Emerald Bay, and was "in
constant communication" with
the receivers, Pricewaterhouse-
Coopers (PwC), and the lender,
the London-based office of the
Japanese insurer, Mitsui.
"I think the seller and our-
selves are on the same wave-
length now," Mr Ingraham said.
"I think the seller is satisfied
we'll be fair..... and we're not
likely to make any decision
without reference to them."
The Government previously
rejected a $125 million offer
from UK-based group Ambrose
Holdings, which had been
accepted by the receivers and
lender, and refused to grant
approval for the purchase over
concerns as to whether the buy-
er had the capital and financial
wherewithal to complete the
build-out of the Four Seasons
Emerald Bay Resort.

Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 10th day of June 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 21st day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 1st day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 10th day of April 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,


The $320 million resort,
which acts as Exuma's 'anchor
property', has been in receiver-
ship for more than one year
after its holding company,
Emerald Bay Resort Holdings
(EBRH), defaulted on its loan
repayments in April 2007.
The resort has acted as Exu-
ma's main economic engine,
attracting additional foreign
direct investment to the island.
It employs almost 500 staff, and
features an 18-hole Greg Nor-
man Golf Course, two restau-
rants, three pools, spa, six meet-
ing rooms and 450-person
capacity ballroom.
Other investment projects
attracted to the Emerald Bay
vicinity include the resort's Pin-
nacle Entertainment-managed
$5 million casino, the $110 mil-
lion Grand Isle Villas develop-
ment, plus the 80/50 fractional
ownership component.
A shopping complex has also
opened at Emerald Bay, the
anchor retailer being the Emer-
ald Isle supermarket. The com-
plex also includes businesses
such as Scotiabank and Mail
Boxes Etc.
Focusing on other Family
Island resort projects, Mr Ingra-
ham said Cypress Equities' pro-
ject on Royal Island was making
progress, while Southworth


Development's proposed Cat
Island project was due to start
"any day now".
Other developments seen as
benefiting the Family Islands
were Port St George in L2ong
Island and a proposed project
for south Eleuthera.
"What we hope not to have is
what happened in Exuma,
where you had too many jobs
for the island to sustain. It did-
n't have the infrastructure," Mr
Ingraham said.
Meanwhile, the Florida trio
of investors behind the stalled
$250 million Chub Cay project -
Kaye Pearson, Walt McCrory
and Bob Moss had contacted
the Prime Minister on Monday
to inform him they thought they
had found a buyer who would
become the main equity
investor. They, in turn, would
take more of a minor role.
"They think they've got a
deal, and will be able to pay-
off local creditors and the Gov-
ernment and start-up again,"
Mr Ingraham said of Chub Cay.
"They think they've found a
buyer. The entity they've found
has involvement in a number of
places in and outside the region.
They are people well known."
The Prime Minister, though,
expressed scepticism about the
$1.8 billion Mayaguana project,
which was entered into by the
former Christie administration
as a 50/50 joint venture between
the Government and the
Boston-based I-Group.
"With respect to Mayaguana,
I've always had my views on
Mayaguana. I don 't see any-
thing happening to convince me
this will be a very successful
development," he said.
"The Government is a part-
ner in that. development
through the Hotel Corporation,
we have members on the
Board, and not much is hap-
pening there now."

Legal Notice




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


Legal Notice


(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 12th day of June 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 9th day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 4th day of April 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,





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surged Tuesday after the cruise
operator appeased investors
with its announcement that it is
slashing jobs and taking other
steps to reduce annual expenses
by $125 million.
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Limited shares jumped $3.40,
or 14.9 per cent, to $26.28 in
afternoon trading. They had lost
six per cent Monday as
investors anticipated the Mia-
mi-based company's second-
quarter earnings report.
In a conference call with
investors on Tuesday, Chair-
man and CEO Richard Fain
said the current situation,
including soaring fuel prices and
the economic downturn, "is
unlike anything we've experi-
enced in our industry's histo-
The company said late Mon-
day that it will cut 400 land-
based jobs and reduce some

noncore investments to contend
with fuel prices, which spiked
55 per cent during the quarter.
"Our goal of $125 million is a
stretch, but we are determined
to achieve it and to make it
last," Fain said of Royal
Caribbean's cost cutting plan.
It reported that second-quar-
ter earnings dropped 34 per
cent from the same period a
year earlier to $84.7 million, or
40 cents a share, meeting the
low end of the company's guid-
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The jobs to be cut range from
officer-level positions to cleri-
cal. The company is also elimi-
nating an educational pro-
gramme for college students
called "The Scholar Ship."
It expects to incur about $15
million, or seven cents a share,
in third-quarter charges relat-
ed to the restructuring.
Fain said, however, that
cruise demand and bookings are
holding up. He attributed low-
er-than-expected second-quar-
ter yields to a disappointing per-
formance by the company's
Spanish brand, Pullmantur
Cruises, which was hurt by a
grounding incident and a weak
Spanish economy.
"The good news is that the
bookings that we have been tak-
ing this year and are now makingg
for next year continue to hold
up better than even a year ago,
and at that time the market was
pretty uniformly seen as being
very buoyant," Fain said.
Stifel Nicolaus & Company
analyst Steven Wieczynski said
investors are likely to overlook
the company's second-quarter
results, because most of the
bookings occurred during late
"We believe management's
yield guidance for the remain-
der of 2008 is encouraging and
the fact that early reads on 2009
bookings are strong with better
load factors and pricing should
encourage investors that cruise
demand remains solid,"
Wieczynski said.
Including the restructuring
charges, Royal Caribbean
expects third-quarter earnings
er share between $1.65 and
1.70, with net yield growth
about two per cent.
The company expects full-
year earnings to range from
$2.55 to $2.65 per share, with
net yield growth of.three per
cent to. four per cent-.. .
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Pack our bags for Baghdad?

Iraq starts to promote tourism

Associated Press Writer
Someone had fun tinkering with the airline board at the old, disused
terminal at Baghdad International Airport, reports The Associated
Press. It advertises a "special flight" on Japan Airlines from Basra to :-
Sydney, Australia, while a flight from Baghdad to Mexico City is-
In reality, Iraq has been a no-go zone for most civilian aircraft for .
almost two decades. First, there were U.N. sanctions after Saddam Hus-
sein's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Then U.S.-led forces toppled the dic- -. -
tator in 2003, and violence engulfed the country.
Yet, now that insurgent attacks and sectarian bloodshed have ebbed
over the past year, Iraq's government is beginning to promote tourism. .
It will be a tough sell and even if officials can grab the attention of
the adventuresome, Iraq's tourism facilities are shabby.
The opening of a new airport Sunday in the southern city of Najaf is
expected to help boost the number of religious pilgrims, mostly Irani-
ans, visiting Shiite shrines to 1 million this year, double the number that
came in 2007.
Pilgrims are admittedly a special
kind of visitor. "They do not consid-
er any kind of danger or harassment. -
They have a religious ideology that J
considers any difficulty they face as a
merit and mercy for their piety," said
Abdul Zahra al-Talaqani, spokesman
for Iraq's tourism ministry.
Iraq is thinking about more than.
pilgrims, though. Last week, officials
displayed tourism posters and said IN THIS JULY 20, 2008 FILE PHOTO, people cheer an Iraqi Airways flight that had just landed at a newly-opened airport at the Shiite holy city of
they are intent on attracting visitors Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq. Since last year insurgent attacks and sectarian bloodshed have ebbed to the point where Iraq is starting
to Iraq's fabled archaeological sites, to promote tourism.
many of them looted and damaged in
fighting. But they offered few IN THIS JULY 19, 2008 file pho-
specifics about how they would do to, Robert Kelley, left, head of
that. And the venue of the forum? Summit Global Group, a U.S.-
The heavily guarded Mansour Melia based investment company,
Hotel, where a suicide bomber blew along with Iraqi officials and ...: .: .
himself up in the lobby a year ago, unidentified aides, lays down a l /
killing a dozen people, including Sun- cornerstone for a luxury, $100
ni Arab leaders who had turned million hotel that will-be built in
against al-Qaida in Iraq. the heavily fortified Green Zone in k
"Safety is still the biggest con- thehavorned renne-
cern," Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Baghdad.
Grover, a Navy officer working with 1
Iraq's tourism board on behalf of the U.S. government, wrote in an e-
mail. "It will take a few risk-takers to invest in Iraq, but when that hap-
pens others should follow." -
One risk-taker is Robert Kelley, an American businessman who
stood at the edge of a field in Baghdad's Green Zone on Saturday and
said a luxury, $100 million hotel would be built there. Tlhie zone hous-
es Iraqi government offices and American diplomatic and military
facilities. Officials from Iraq's National Investment Commission joined
Kelley in the shade of a tent, where they slathered wet concrete onto
bricks in a "cornerstone-laying" ceremony. Some Iraqi observers
joked that the structure looked like a gravestone.
"We think the Iraqi people want to get along with each other,"
said Kelley, head of Summit Global Group, a U.S.-based investment
company. He did not idc ntif the investors, but said construction
could begin soon after city officials do a survey in 30 to 45 days. .
Despite his expi'sion of confidence, many hotels in the capital
are virtually empty, and the National Museum, full of relics from
thousands of years of history, remains closed to the public.
"We're worried about reopening the museum, in case a suicide
bomber with an explosive vest infiltrates," a government expert ont,
archaeology said, insisting on anonymity because he is not authorized
to speak to the media. "We should wait until the spread of peace and
security in the country."
Hundreds of hotels in the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala are usu-
ally packed, but tourism officials say the buildings badly need upgrad-
ing. War has reduced places like Babylon, where the Hanging Gardens
were located, to decrepit, virtually inaccessible outposts of ancient
culture. The northern city of Mosul is near the remnants of Nifievah and
Nimrud, cities of the Assyrian empire. But Mosul is one of the more
violent places in Iraq these days. Ur, capital of the Sumerian civiliza- .f
tion and the Biblical home of the prophet Abraham, lies in the south,
where Shiite militias have been active. "Its turbulent and extreme ., .
domestic situation makes Iraq one of the least desirable places in the -
world to be," reads the online edition of the Lonely Planet travel
guide. Many countries warn their citizens against going to Iraq.
Years ago, the few foreign tourists who came during Saddam's bru-
tal rule generally felt safe in the streets. Saddam's image was every-
where. So were informers, and Iraqis did not speak freely to visitors.
Baghdad is much calmer than it was just a year ago, but anybody,
Iraqi or foreigner, who goes into the streets recognizes the potential forz
danger. The loud boom of a roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi police
patrol was audible along the Tigris river Sunday morning. One civilian
was killed.An Iraqi resident, who didn't want to be quoted by name
because of concerns for his safety, said he had personally witnessed
attacks on military or government convoys in 2004, in 2007 and then last
week. In each case, he did a U-turn along with other frantic drivers and
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entertains, distracts

In the midst of a cruel sum-
mer for America's drivers,
there's a diversion: TV at the
gas station, reports The Associ-
ated Press.
The number of televisions
atop gas pumps have skyrock-
eted since their introduction at
a handful of stations in 2006.
Now, three privately held com-
panies have placed more than
20,000 screens at thousands of
stations from the Massachusetts
,'Pike to Southern California.
"We try to bring some fun to
the pump," says Roy Reeves,
/ vice president of sales and mar-
keting for PumpTop TV, an
Irvine, Calif., company that pro-
.. vides screens and content at
'nearly 600 stations nationwide.
'' ; Fun at the pump. When was
the last time you heard some-
-: one say that? The TVs are also
bringing in added revenue for
gasgretailers, who have recently
seen their margins shrink
because of an increase in fuel
load costs and credit card fees.
When the owners advertise any-
,,.; thing from candy bars to car
I washes on the TVs, they say in-
'.'; store sales rise compared to oth-
'., ,:er stations without the screens.
Gas Station TV says that in
S-tracking its retailers' sales,
stores with screens installed on
pumps report selling 75 percent
i. more car washes and 69 percent
more snacks if those items are
'.'.advertised. The other two pump
TV companies report similar
sales increases. "I actually have
several customers a day saying,
,'Hey, I saw your ad on TV as I
S', as pumping gas,"' said David
Yegenian, who has eight screens
,i,. :at his Tustin, Calif., service sta-
;I tion. "In this difficult time, we
''",.'have to make ends meet how-
ever possible."
TV programming at the
pumps varies by location and
pro\ ider. PumpTop TV, for
S' instance, provides real-time traf-
fic maps. local sports scores,
headline. and weather. Fuelcast
carriestriva andl, NBC content.
'. Gas tadicit CBS
programmingj.aq.pcarried an
American Idol-type search ear-
lier hus year for a host who will
anchor some segments.
All offer heavy rotations of
1 5-second ads oil companies
are staple advertisers and all
,.'.. pump "networks" say they will
.';,roll out more screens in new
,.'markets later this summer.
- ,. None have released revenue fig-
ures. but all say they are grow-
These companies pay gas sta-
.', lion owners "rent" in exchange
tor placing the flat screens
Sabo% e the pumps, and the retail-
'ers also can advertise specials
or products inside the conve-
nience store. Once a customer
..starts the pump, the TV comes
,,r' on and stays on. There's no
% a% to change the channel or
mute the volume. So people
S usually tune in.
'"It's a natural pause point in
people's day," said David Lei-
'der of Gas Station TV, which


A SOUTH FLORIDA motorist looks at a TV monitor as she fuels up her car
in Miami, Friday, July 11, 2008. In the midst of a cruel summer for Amer-
ica's drivers, there's a diversion: TV at the gas station. The number of tele-
visions atop gas pumps have skyrocketed since their introduction at a
handful of stations in 2006. Now, three companies have placed more than
20,000 screens at thousands of stations from the Massachusetts Turnpike
to Southern California.

"I actually
have several
customers a
day saying,
'Hey, I saw our
ad on TV as I
was pumping
gas. In this
difficult time,
ve have to
make ends
meet however

David Yegenian

is based in Detroit. "The cus-
tomer is tied to the screen with
an eight-foot rubber hose for
five minutes."
It also appears that people
remember what they see on the
pump TVs: according to a Gas
Station TV and Nielsen Media
Research study, 70 percent of
the people who watched the ads
remembered the products
advertised, and 89 percent of
consumers surveyed were will-
ing to buy a product after seeing
an ad atop the pump.
"You can push people into
the store," says John McLean,
CEO of Fuelcast, which is based


ENRIQUE ESPINEIRA looks at a TV monitor as he re-fuels his car at a gas station in Miami, Friday, July 11,

in Santa Monica, California.
Which is good news for retail-
ers, who often have trouble lur-
ing customers inside.
"One of the pitfalls for con-
venience store owners these
days is that people pay at the
pump," said Richard Divine,
head of the marketing depart-
ment at Central Michigan Uni-
versity. "People don't want to
go inside the store anymore.
But at the gas pump, you've got
a captive audience."
On a recent workday at a
Shell station in Miami, the Fuel-
cast screen above the pump:
aired 15-secoiid ads for fuel-effi-
cient Chevy cars, Norwegian
Cruise Lines, and, of course,
Shell gasoline. Anna DaSilva,
a 59-year-old retiree from
Doral, Fla., said she had never
seen the screens at gas stations
until this month, when she
fueled up at a Shell station near
her home. DaSilva said she
liked the idea not because of
the ads but because it distracted
her from the high gas prices.
"I think that's the whole pur-
pose of the TVs," she said.
Orlando Garcia, a Miami
engineer, didn't even look at
the TV screen as it broadcast a
Norwegian Cruise Lines ad at
the Shell station on a recent
workday. He was too busy
pumping $75 into the tank of
his Range Rover.
"It doesn't bother me, but I'm
not really paying much atten-
tion to it," shrugged the 37-year-
old Garcia, a Miami engineer.
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Viagra's effect in women has been disap-
pointing, but a new small study finds those on
antidepressants may benefit from taking the lit-
tle blue pills, according to the Associated Press.
The research involving 98 premenopausal
women found Viagra helped with orgasm.
But the benefits did not extend to other
aspects of sex such as desire, researchers report
in Wednesday's Journal of the American Med-
ical Association.
"For women on antidepressants with orgasm
problems, this may provide some wonderful
relief." said psychologist Stanley Althof, direc-
tor of the ('enter for Marital and Sexual Health
of South Florida in West Palm Beach, who was
not involved in the study.
"But it will not improve their desire or
Antidepressants can interfere with sex drive
and performance even as the drugs help lift crip-
pling depression. Switching drugs or reducing the

dose can help. But many people, men and
women, stop taking them because of their sexual
side effects.
The complaints are common. More than half
the people who take antidepressants develop
sexual problems, prior studies have found, espe-
cially for people taking Prozac, Paxil, Celexa
and other drugs that work by increasing the
chemical serotonin in the brain.
Serotonin is thought to slow down orgasm,
perhaps by diminishing the release of another
brain chemical, dopamine. Viagra increases
blood flow to sex organs.
Pfizer Inc. spokeswoman Sally Beatty said
the company currently has no plans to pursue
FDA approval for using its drug Viagra as a
treatment for female sexual dysfunction. The
company ended its internal research on Viagra
for women in 2004.
While Viagra was found to be safe, the results
were inconclusive, Beatty said in an e-mail.
The search for a Viagra equivalent for women
has been disheartenifig.
A testosterone patch was sent back for more

safety study by the Food and Drug Adminis-
tration. A handheld vacuum device that increas-
es blood flow to the clitoris does have FDA
approval, and BioSante Pharmaceuticals Inc. is
testing a testosterone gel called LibiGel.
The new Viagra findings are based on an
eight-week experiment.
The 98 women were using antidepressants
successfully but were having sexual problems.
Their average age was 37.
The women agreed to attempt sexual activity
at least once each week.
Each time, they took a pill, not knowing
whether it was Viagra or a matching dummy
While 72 percent of the women taking Viagra
reported improvement on an overall scale, only
27 percent of the women taking the placebo
reported improvement.
Althof said it's "worrisome" that 43 percent of
the women on Viagra experienced headaches,
compared to 27 percent of the women on dum-
my pills.
Indigestion and reddening of skin (flushing)

also were reported more often by the women
taking Viagra. Psychologist Leonore Tiefer of
New York University School of Medicine said
industry-funded research has oversimplified
women's sexual experience. S
he noted the new study, funded by a Pfizer
grant, found more side effects than benefits.
"Where's the question to the women: Is it
worth it?" Tiefer said.
An earlier study in men taking antidepres-
sants found more pronounced sexual benefits
with Viagra than the benefits found for women,
said lead author Dr. George Nurnberg, a psy-
chiatrist at the University of New Mexico School
of Medicine in Albuquerque.
But the message for men and women who
need antidepressants is that Viagra may help
them stay on the drugs, he said.
"We're not talking about a lifestyle issue.
We're talking about a medical necessity issue,"
Nurnberg said. Pfizer had no influence on the
design, findings or manuscript, Nurnberg said.
He and several of the other authors disclosed
financial ties to Pfizer and other drugmakers.

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Traffic deaths fall

as gas prices climb

Rising prices at the gas pump
appear to be having at least one
positive effect: Traffic deaths
around the country are plum-
meting, just as they did during
the Arab oil embargo three
decades ago, according to the
Associated Press.
Researchers with the National
Safety Council report a 9 percent
drop in motor vehicle deaths
overall through May compared
with the first five months of 2007,
including a drop of 18 percent in
March and 14 percent in April.
Preliminary figures obtained
by The Associated Press show
that some states have reported
declines of 20 percent or more.
Thirty-one states have seen
declines of at least 10 percent,
and eight states have reported an
increase, according to the council.
No one can say definitively why
road fatalities are falling, but it
is happening as Americans cut
back sharply on driving because
of record-high gas prices.
Fewer people on the road
means fewer fatalities, said Gus
Williams, 52,.of Albany, Ga., who
frequently drives to northern
Ohio. "That shows a good thing
coming out of this crisis." He has
also noticed that many motorists
are going slower.
The federal government
reported in April that miles trav-
eled fell 1.8 percent in April com-
pared with a year earlier, contin-
uing a trend that began in
Experts say a slumping econo-
my and fuel prices have brought
down the number of road fatali-
ties in a hurry.
"When the economy is in the
tank and fuel prices are high, you
typically see a decline in miles
driven and traffic deaths," said
John Ulczycki, the council's exec-
utive director for transportation

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MOTORISTS leave the city of Indianapolis at rush hour Monday, July 7,
2008. Traffic deaths in many states this year are on track to post their
biggest percentage decline since theArab oil embargo in the 1970s as
motorists reduce their driving amid record-setting gas prices.

States also cite other factors
such as police stepping up their
pursuit of speeders and drunken
drivers, as well as better teen-
licensing programs, safer vehicles
and winter weatfigr that kept
many drivers at home. The Gov-
ernors Highway Safety Associa-
tion also says seat belt use is prob-
ably at record levels and will top
90 percent in several states when
figures are released later this year.
But the last time road deaths
fell this fast and this sharply was
during the Arab oil embargo in
1973-1974, when fatalities tum-
bled 17 percent, from about
55,100 to 46,000; and as states
raised the, drinking age to 21 in
1982-83, when fatalities fell 11
percent, from roughly 49,300 to
Chuck Hurley, a former offi-
cial with the National Safety
Council and the Insurance Insti-
tute for Highway Safety, said half
of the decline in road deaths dur-
ing the 1970s was attributed to
high gas prices. The remainder
was linked to the lowering of free-
way speed limits to 55 mph.
Republican Sen. John Warner
of Virginia has said Congress
might want to consider reimpos-

ing a national speed limit.
Hurley, now chief executive of
Mothers Against Drunk Driving,
said gas prices have helped curb
drunken driving, too.
Even considering new safety,
measures by states, it is now clear
that, just like in the early 1970s,
motorists are cutting discretionary
travel and reducing the kind of
late-night outings for alcohol that
often lead to deadly accidents,
Hurley said.
"People are going home early
or stopping by a store and buying
a case of beer and taking it
home," said Maj. Daniel Lons-
dorf of the Wisconsin State
Peg Withrow, 48, of Columbus,
said she does more walking and
has canceled or delayed trips,
including a planned visit to see
her parents in South Carolina.
When she does get in a car, With-
row and her fiancee discuss
whether it's cheaper to take a
freeway or city streets.
"Before we leave the house,
we plan a route," Withrow said as
she loaded groceries into her
Ford F-250 pickup truck, a vehicle
she calls a "gas hog."
Fatality rates have remained

relatively flat over the last 15
years or so, totalling 42,642 in
2006, the last year for which com-
plete figures from the National
Highway Traffic Safety Admin-
istration are available.
Regulators say a better gauge
of road fatalities is the number
per 100 million miles traveled, a
rate that has been declining even
as Americans drive more. In 2006,
that figure fell to its lowest level:
1.42 deaths.
Yet the drop-off this year is
even greater and appears to be
Indiana fatalities are down 26
percent and on pace to surpass
the lowest level since the state
first began keeping records 18
years ago: 792 fatalities in 2002.
Ohio's rate is off 20 percent,
and the state recorded just six
deaths over the Memorial Day
weekend, the fewest in 38 years.
Illinois' total also is off 20 per-
cent, and Wisconsin is down
about 30 percent. ***
I Preliminary figures show death
rates are down 20 percent in Ten-
nessee, 22 percent in New Jersey,
13 percent in Washington state,
11 percent in Florida and 21 per-
cent in New Mexico, where the
state effort to cut alcohol-
involved fatalities has resulted in
a 35 percent decline in such
deaths so far this year, from 83
to 54.
After the energy crisis of the
1970s, traffic fatalities gradually
crept up in the 1980s as gas prices
dropped and speed limits began
to rise again.
But the number of fatalities
may 'continue falling if oil futures
contracts are any indication. Most
energy traders do not foresee a
long-term decline in prices,
despite a big decrease last week
and another one Tuesday.
"People aren't driving as much.
We're definitely seeing a differ-
ence" in crashes, said Pam Fisch-
er, director of the New Jersey
Division of Highway Safety.

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Sudoku Puzzle
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

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Difficulty Level * 7/23

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.

Sudoku Answer

Kakuro Answer



1 Ernest goes out and
comes in (6)
4 Subject about right for a
mundane circle (6)
9 Rejoice over
Edward being
king (7)
10 Knowing a
conflict will come to the
East (5)
11 I held out for capital (5)
12 Singular feature of the
weather (7)
13 Heavy cost of restoring the
monarchy, perhaps (5,6)
18 Not happy with old fuel
that is thrown out (7)
20 A sort of a sort
of joint (5)
22 I shake a leg about being
nimble (5)
23 Everybody in the show is
superficial (7)
24 Lead to a wrong conclu-
sion (6)
25 Let a number be comforted

1 Does get confused about
copper Portuguese money
(6) '
2 Monster fish?.(5)
3 Competing in races one
after another (7)
5 Soundly study an English
novelist (5)
6 Locate unpleasant smell,
but this won't cure it (7)
7 A cold run some
sportsmen are prone
to take (6)
8 That extra gusto with
which a savoury dish is
eaten? (5,6)
14 I shall and will show
hostility (3,4)
15 Render an account (7)
16 He appears in a spirited
war dance (6)
17 Good man was in debt and
got put away (6)
19 He's wicked if up to some
purpose (5)
21 Sailor came up after a
book of maps (5)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution Yesterday's Easy Solution

Across: 1 Cashier, 5 Sadie, 8 Doctor
of music, 9 Dined, 10 Eyelets, 11
Sphere, 12 Melted, 15 Release, 17
Patch, 19 Private income, 20 Sight, 21
Down: 1 Coded, 2 Second helping, 3
In order, 4 Rooted, 5 Somme, 6
Dissertations, 7 Excused, 11 Stripes,
13 Expense, 14 Legend, 16 Adapt, 18

Across: 1 Quibble, 5 Split, 8
Encouragement, 9 Tango, 10
Satchel, 11 Cheery, 12 Finery, 15
Plunder, 17 Basic, 19 Consecutively,
20 Trend, 21 Defunct.
Down: 1 Quest, 2 In consequence,
3 Boudoir, 4 Elapse, 5 Spent, 6
Liechtenstein, 7 Totally, 11 Copycat,
13 In brief, 14 Ground, 16 Dread, 18

Ngoc Nguyen v Lock Van Wely,
Word Cup, Russia 2007.It was
neady the shock of the first round.
The little-known Vietnamese
stormed to-the attack against the
Dutch number one's Sicilian
Defense, and reached this position
where Black still seems safe due to
his central eS knight. But White's
next two turns, the first obvious,
the second a stunner, crashed
through the defences for a
checkmate attack. Top
grandmastersare resilient
characters. Van Wely won the
return game, then eliminated his
tiring opponent in the speed chess
tie-breaks. What was White's
winning tacti?

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11 12

14 15

19 20 21

22 23


1 Harass persistently
4 Capital of Poland (6)
9 Expressionless face
10 Flat, open country (5)
11 Shining warmly (5)
12 Carry into
effect (7)
13 Hat with earflaps (11)
18 Diameter of gun's
bore (7)
20 To embrace (5)
22 Wanderer (5)
23 Erect (7)
24 Signify (6)
25 Reveal unintention
ally (6)

1 Pandemonium (6)
2 Affectedly slow
speech (5)
3 Give
authority to (7)
5 A treeborne
fruit (5)
6 Law (7)
7 Customary (6)
8 On earth
14 To animate (7)
15 Swiss lake (7)
16 Frightened (6)
17 Lack of
interest (6)
19 Fly open (5)
21 Bode (5)


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or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making
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once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.
Good 18; very good 27; excellent
36 (or more). Solution tomorrow.
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Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker

To Win or Not to Win?

*4A9 82

you win the trick or not?
Many contracts stand or fall on
questions of this type, so it pays to be
careful in such a situation. West's
play of the three shows an odd num-
ber of spades he would begin to
play high-low with an even number
- so you know that West has three
spades and South two.
You may therefore feel tempted to
duck the king, planning to take the
ace on the next round. But if you
succumb to this temptation, you will
have a lot of explaining to do later on
after declarer shifts his attention
from spades to diamonds, forcing out
your king. South would then finish
with nine tricks one spade, two
hearts, four diamonds and two clubs.
Ducking the king of spades is a
futile play, since you know declarer
can compel you to take the ace if he
wants to, or abandon the suit if it's to
his advantage to do so. You shouldn't
give declarer this sort of option it
can do you no good and may do you
some harm.
You should therefore take the ace
of spades at once and return a heart,
hoping partner started with five
hearts, in which case you have an
excellent chance to defeat the con-
tract. As it happens, if you defend
this way, South must go down one.

South dealer.
North-South vulnerable.
+QJ 104
V7 54

VQ 10862

*Q 10983
The bidding:
South West North East
1 + Pass 1 Pass
2 NT Pass 3 NT
Opening lead six of hearts.
Whether or not to win a trick is
often a matter of using good judg-
ment. There is no magic rule that
provides a simple answer. You have
to deal with each situation,. as it
arises, on its merits.
Suppose you're East and partner
leads a heart against three notrump.
Declarer wins your jack with the
king and plays the king of spades,
West following with the three. Do

Tomorrow: A not-so-brilliant defense.
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lbama meets Obamamania

in Europe eager for change


DAVID KNUDSON, left, of Democrats Abroad displays an invitation card as supporters of U.S. Democratic pres-
idential. candidate, Sen. Barack Obama hand out invitations for Obama's speech at the Victory Column in
Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, July 22, 2008. Obama will visit Berlin on Thursday, July 24, 2008 and will also meet
with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.



Barack Obama comes face to
face this week with a con-
stituency truly eager for change
after eight years of George W.
Bush: Europeans, reports The
Associated Press.
Obama can expect an enthu-
siastic welcome when he speaks
at one of Berlin's most famous
landmarks, the Victory Column,
on Thursday the first of three
stops in Europe, where polls
show him as people's over-
whelming favorite in the U.S.
Obama's youth, eloquence
and energy have turned heads
across the Atlantic, as has his
call for change.
For Europeans, America
offers two faces: one of cyni-
cism, big business and bullying
aggression, another of freedom,
fairness and nothing-is-impos-
sible dynamism.
If Bush was seen as embody-
ing that first America, Obama is
viewed as fitting the second role
- one that Europe has histori-
cally loved, respected and relied
On top of that comes his
charisma. The German news
magazine Der Spiegel splashed
the headline "Germany meets
the superstar" over a photo of
Obama on its cover this week.
"Americans need a change,
and what's good for America is
good for the whole world," said
Maike Smerling, a physician
who was born and raised in the
former East Germany.
Juergen Trittin, a leading law-
maker with Germany's opposi-
tion Greens, pinpointed the
contrast between Obama's tour
and Bush's much-protested vis-
its over the years.
"We should be glad that an
American is coming who people
don't have to demonstrate
against," Trittin said on N24
television. "The rest of Europe
is jealous that Barack Obama
is speaking here in Berlin."

DEMOCRATIC presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.,
walks through Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, July 22,
2008, after making a statement to the media on the tarmac upon
arrival. Obama spoke of a "historic and special relationship between
the United States and Israel, one that cannot be broken" and one tI;at
he hoped to strengthen as president.

Obama, who will continue to
France and Britain after his
Berlin stop, strikes a chord with
European admirers of the
American ideal that all should
have equal chances of success.
"He's different from other
politicians. He represents
minorities 'and he's down to
earth and smart," said loannis
Ioannidis, a 27-year-old sales-
man in Stockholm, Sweden.
"He comes from nowhere. He
wasn't born into it, and it's got
nothing to do with what family
he's from."
But beyond that, Obama also
is hitting the right notes with
Europeans on issues that matter
to them. Thursday's Berlin stop
offers him a chance to reinforce
that impression in a city where
John F. Kennedy, Ronald Rea-
gan and Bill Clinton all made
famous speeches.
In a speech last week on for-
eign policy, Obama vowed to
fight global warming, stress
diplomacy in dealing with Iran
and produce a clear exit strate-
gy for Iraq all issues on
which Bush's differing
approaches angered many
Evoking a time when Europe
looked to America with grati-
tude, Obama called for, a 21st
century Marshall Plan to alle-

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viate world misery because
"that can be our best invest-
ment in increasing the common
security of the entire world."
Polls in the countries being
visited by Obama make the pre-
sumptive Democratic nominee
Europe's overwhelming favorite
over his Republican rival, John
Some experts have a simple
explanation for Europe's Oba-
mamania. Josef Braml, an
America expert with the Ger-
man Council on Foreign Rela-
tions, put it bluntly: "He's not
But Europe's excitement over
Obama appears to go deeper
than just relief over the prospect
of a break from the acrimonious
Bush years.
For Europeans, perhaps, it
isn't just that Obama is not
Bush but that he has come to be
seen as the "anti-Bush" a fig-
ure who represents such a star-
tling contrast to the outgoing
president that there is a sense
the Washington power struc-
ture might be purged of much
that Europeans see as wrong
with American leadership.
Obama "projects the vision
of a better America," said
Georg Schild, an expert on Ger-
man-American relations at the
University of Tuebingen.
Europeans seem to fccl the
U.S. is on the brink of a funda-
mental change and see Obama
as the protagonist of that trans-
formation. Such is the sense of
the importance of the Ameri-
can election that France now
has a French Committee to
Support Barack Obama. Paris
Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, fash-
ion designer Sonia Rykiel and
philosopher Bernard Henri-
Levy are in its ranks, as are
ordinary French citizens.
"These elections have reper-
cussions on the whole world,"
said the committee's president,
Samuel Slovit. "What happens
in the United States will affect
us here. It's the result of politi-
cal globalization."
It's difficult to gauge how
race'is playing out in European
attitudes toward Obama, who
has been anointed by one Ger-
man newspaper as "Der
Schwarze JFK" the black
JFK. But the "feel-good" fac-
tor that many pundits have
identified among educated
white Americans in their sup-
port for Obama may at least in
part be behind Europeans'
eagerness to embrace a black
U.S. presidential candidate.
Despite large minority pop-
ulations across the continent,
only a sprinkling of nonwhites
even hold seats in Europe's par-
liaments forget seriously
vying to be a national leader.
"It's a vicarious thrill," said
Reginald Dale, a senior fellow
at the Center for Strategic and
International Studies' Europe
Program. "After they've
switched off their TV screens
they're not going to go out and
find a black candidate to put
forward to lead their own coun-

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Card of Thanks

for the late

1944 2008

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every
purpose under the heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1
We. the family of the late NMavis Amerita Hillhouse would d like to thank
you. our many friends and relatives for your kind expressions of
sympathy shown to us in the form of floral arrangements, telephone
calls. assuring and comforting words, your humble presence. your acts
of christian love that was expressed towards us during our time of
May the peace of God that passeth all understandings keep your hearts
and minds in perfect peace!
The Family -





SLoving Jklemory
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Born: August 21, 1996
'Died: July 21, 2004

Crossing that bridge in my life was the hardest thing to do.
I have learnt how to move the mountain of my twisted emotions
by first picking up the smallest pieces of stone. "acceptance ".
Now it is easier to cri' even when some days you
can't get past the hurt.
So I did what worked for me, taking one day at a time.
.?' I believe time can heal a grieving heart because it '
has built my road to recovery.

Sadly missed by mother, father, brother, aunts,
uncles, grandparents, relatives and family.
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Card of Thanks

The family of the late
Jervis Livingston Smith
would like to express our
sincere thanks and
appreciation for all the
acts of kindness,
prayers, flowers and
words of encourage-
ment during our time of
sorrow. Special thanks
to the Rev. Dr. C.W.
Saunders and the
SOfficers and Members of
.Salem Union Baptist
Church and Rev. Stanley
S"Ferguson from the New
Community Baptist
I IChurch.
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S 0 .,each of you!






In Loving Memory

Our Dear Mother, Grandmother
and Great Grandmother

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June 1911 July 2007

"The life of her soul on earth lasts
beyond her departure. We will always
-feel her life touching ours, that strong
voice speaking to us, that indomitable
spirit looking out of other eves,
talking to us in the familiar things she
touched, worked with, loved as famil-
iar friends. She lives on in our lives
and in the lives of all others that knew

Cherished memories are held by: Ena
and Henry Major, Colleen Adderley.
Olivia and Lockhart Turnquest.
Thelma and Thomas Dean, Elma and

Robert Garraway,Harriet
Pratt, Grand Children

and Clyde
and Great

Grand Children.

May her soul rest in peace.



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4 Independence Drive Phone:341-4055

Bennett's Harbour, Cat Island, will be
held on Saturday 10am at Mount
Moriah Baptist Church Farrington
Road. Rev. D. Wilton Strachan assisted
by Rev Godfrey Ellis will officiate
and interment will follow in the
Southern Cemetery Cowpen and
Spikenard Roads.
Precious memories are held by:
.o his wife, Rosetta Tucker;
children, Shavannah Bridgewater,
Jamaine Carlton, Toriano and Tameka
His father, George Walton Tucker Sr.;
Step-mother, Catherine Tucker of
Orlando Florida;
step-father, Allan Cleare of Orange Creek, Cat Island;
Grandmother, Alice Tucker;
brothers, Keith, Ken of Washington DC, and Frederic Tucker, Allan,
Mark, Doyle and Tim Cleare;
Sisters, Shirley, Allyson and Sherrie;
Grandchildren, Indi, Alia, Annassa, Jasmine, Antonio, Jamaine, Jamal,
Jamear, Jamilli, Tevon, Shante, Sharice, Toriano, Tavio, Alvardo, Alexis,
and Alexandra; aunts, Pamela Newbold, Joycelyn Gibson, Judy Fields,
Willamae Cunningham, Audrey Tucker, Mavis Gay, Godie Gwen
Uncles, Kenneth Tucker, Rudolph Cunningham, Clifton Fields and
Leroy Gay;
Nieces, Nadette Culmer, Alicia Cleare, Kendra, Kristin, Keisha, Marissa,
Machara, Makeira, Marelle and Miranda Tucker;
Nephews, Phil Culmer, Michael Marcian, Marcel, Kenny and Andrew
Tucker, Alshon Cleare, Raheem, Rajahal, Malek, Zion and Akeem;
Mother-in-law, Lucille Pritchard;
sisters-in-law, Lisa and Renee Tucker, Judy Tucker of Washington DC,
Sharon Cleare, Irene Russell and Shelly Morris;
Brother-in-law, Alan Roger Taylor
Numerous other relatives and friends including, Sammy Thurston of
Bennet's Harbour, Cat Island, staff of Sammy T's Resort, Insp Kent
Butler and family, Marvin Butler and family, Rosemond Knowles and
family, Kayla Brown and family, Janet Munnings and family, Gay Dean
and family, Patrona Cartwright and family, Oral Newbold and family,
Craig Atwell and family (Miami, Florida), Pamela Williams and family
(Jacksonville, Florida), Danny King and family,Margaret Rolle and
family, Minerva Rolle and family, Rose Campbell, Cramo McDonald
and family, the Thurston family, Zelma Newbold and family, Birthlan
Newbold, and family, Edgar Bonimy, Robert Bonimy, David Kemp, the
Martin family, the Gibson family of Savannah Sound, Eleuthera, Retired
Nurse Patricia Bethel and family, the community of Bennet's Harbour,
Cat Island, Orange Creek Hotel, and Mt Moriah Church family.
As there are numerous family member and friend, please forgive us if
your name was not mentioned.
Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from I1 am-7pm and at the church
on Saturday from 9am to service time.

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Robinson Road and First Street P.O.Box N-603 Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-325-5168/328-1944/393-1352


a resident of Kendall Avenue South
Beach Estates and formally of Lowe
S_ Sound Andros will be held 1:00p.m.
Sunday, July 27th 2008 at The Voice
Deleverance Disciple Centre Temple,
Deliverance Way, Malcolm
BAllotments. Officiating will be Chief
Apostle Dr. Leon Wallace assisted
+" by Elder Edlin Scott, Elder Carlsrad
Curry and other ministers. Interment
will be made in the Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road

Left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are husband
Phillip Fritz; 3 sons, Shervin and Frankie Williams, and Charles
Ambrose; 4 stepsons, Alfred, Christopher, Charles and Patrick
Fritz; 1 daughter, Karen Williams Thompson; 1 step daughter,
Shenique Fritz; 1 son-in-law, Tyrone Thompson; 1 daughter-in-
law, Khyla Ambrose; 3 grandchildren, Shornette and Maryann
Williams, and Shonrell Ambrose; 2 brothers, Edward Rolle and
Daniel Demeritte; 3 sisters, Betty Anderson Ellamae Ferguson
and June Cartwright; 5 uncles, Rev. Dr. B.A.Newton, Rev. Dr.
E John Newton, Benjamin and Alfred Dawkins, Daily Melford;
8 aunts, Edna Melford, Maggie Frazier, Rev. Rudell Marshall,
Martha and Estella Dawkins, Rose, Rev Lucine and Rosnell
Newton; 3 brothers-in-law, Rudolph Anderson, Leonard Ferguson
and Anthony Cartwright; 2 sisters-in-law, Carolyn Rolle and
Christine Demeritte; 7 nephews, Benjamin Sawyer, Edward
Rolle Jr., Duane Williams, Carlton Jr., and Ivan Strachan, Kevin
Ferguson and Terrison Demeritte; 9 nieces, Annice Foster,
Sharlene Rolle, Ogeta Gibson, Doreen Bullard, Colleen Cooper,
Lakaisha, Shanice and Shawinique Demeritte and Paula
Crutchield; numerous other relatives and friends including, Mary
Clarke, Judy Grant, Crolyn Rolle, Arthur Balfour, Dwight France,
Shelly Butler, Gilda Rolle, Tyrone Sawyer, Agnes Pearson,
Shileance Menmour, Eatha Feaste, Joy ann Mott, Lydia Pritchard,
Terrance, Troy, and Timothy McKenzie, Pandora Green, Sharlene
Stubbs, Jerry Goulds, Min Tina Marshall-Rahming, Otis, Sam,
Sidney, and Edward Marshall, Sean Brown, Carlton, and Vernice
Strachan, Mitonell and Marilyn Rolle, Princess Vivido and family,
Valdrie Davis and family, the Ambrose family, Juliette Minnis
and family, Jessie Leary and family, Chief Apostle Dr. Leon
Wallace and Voice of Deleverance family, the Grove Temple
Church of God family Revival Time Church family, the entire
community of Bullocks Harbour the Berry Island and friend and
neighbours of Kendal Avenue South Beach Estates others too
numerous to mention

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest
Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Saturday from
12:00 noon to 6:00p.m., and at the church on Sunday from
11:30a.m., until service time.

also known Perry Phillips,

S- a resident of Frankfurt Germany and
A formallyof Nassau Bahamas and
SToronto Canada will be held
S11:00a.m. Saturday, July 26th, 2008
K at Church of God Temple, Coconut
Grove Avenue and Crooked Island
Street. Officiating will be Bishop
Lindo Wallace. Interment will be
made in the Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

Perry was predeceaed hy his mother Elizabeth "Betty" Adderley,

He is survived by his father Jonathan Kemp Sr., his wife Ute, of
Germany; 5 children Ashva Kemp, Shannane Miller, Shanell
Taylor of Berry Islands, Perry Kemp Jr. of Canada and Alicia
Kemp of Germany; 3 grand children, Jada and Michael Miller
and Ashlee Kemp; 1 son-in-law, Byron Miller; 15 brothers, David
Kemp II, Rev. Sobig Kemp Sr., Rev. Percy Kemp, Blenton Kemp
Sr. and Johnny J Kemp of New York Michael, Jonathan M.
Harvey of St Petersburg., Jonathan N of Haiti, Perry Roscoe,
Sidney, Patrick, Aaron of Homstead Fla, Bruce Kemp of
Homestead Fla und Van Bethel of Florida; 11 sisters Deann
Cassandra Cox of Freeport, Marlene Johnson of Eleuthera,
Eugenie and Manerva Kemp of Freeport, Yvonne Ward and
Janice Pinder of Freeport, Bernice, Deborah, Patricia, Wilamae
of St. Petersburg and Lorraine Kemp of Jamica; 2 aunts, Dolores
Cooper and Vernita Adderley; 1 uncle, Lawerence Adderley of
West End Grand Bahama; numerous nieces, nephews, grand
nieces and grand nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law,
cousins and other realtives including, the entire Kemp family,
The Adderley family, Jane Kemp and & family, Gregory Johnson,
Sandra Kemp, Mr. and Mrs Leroy Glass and family, The Miller
family, The Cooper family, Bishop Raymond Hanna, The Christ
The King family, his Musicians and others too numerous to

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturday at the
church from 9:30a.m. until service time.

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#10 Palmetto Avenue & Acklins Street

P.O. Box N-3572,
Tel: (242)

Nassau, Bahamas

a.m. until service time

D' Anthony Kenrick
Charlton, 16

of Simone Drive off Carmichael Road
will be held on Saturday 26th July,
2008, at 10:00 a.m., at Faith
Tabernacle Highway Church of God,
Golden Isles Road opposite the
Detention Center. Officiating will be
Rev. Arthur Charlton. Interment
follows in the Southern Cemetery,
W._ Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.
..... Left to mourn are his mother, Janet
/ Charlton; two sisters, Ayesha
Charlton and Euradicia Rahming; two
brothers, Adam and Ahmad Ferguson; grandparents, Donald and Rev.
Irene Charlton; nine aunts, Muriel Charlton, Dorcena Nixon, Rev. Judy
Charlton, Edith Tynes, Annie Thurston, Jacqueline Bain, Iris DePass,
Yvette and lona Charlton; eight uncles, McDonald and Roy Charlton,
Christopher Nixon Sr., Michael Tynes, Rev. Karven Q. Bain, Alexander
Thurston, Eugene DePass and Bersil Duvalier; twenty two cousins,
Lloyd Strachan, Shonell Butler, Edvardo and Royann Charlton, Michaela
Tynes, Kristie Charlton, Antonio Murphy, Maritza Tynes, Christopher
Nixon Jr., Rodesha Charlton, Makeeda Thurston, Desiree Charlton,
LaKwan Bain, Tara Thurston. Marlene Tynes, Emilio DePass, Hadji
Thurston, Adriel Bain, Enoch Thurston, Emerson Moss, Lloyd Strachan
Jr., and Kevin Butler; godparents, Joy Munnings and Kingsley Higgs;
numerous friends and relatives including, Amos Ferguson, Dorothy
Collie and family, Mavis Charlton and family, Margaret Charlton, Marina
and Lillymae Charlton and family, Vincent Charlton and family, Berniece
Munroe, Eunice Charlton, Elton and Lottie Williamson, Hilda Charlton
and family, Levi Charlton and family, Ivy Charlton, Blanche Deveaux,
Lionel Charlton and family, Reginald Charlton and family, Rev. Arthur
Charlton and family, Ronald and Veronica Brooks, The Charlton family,
The Brooks family, The Reckley family, Tammy Ferguson, Deacon Hillard
Charlton and family, Stario Thurston, Sargeant Pandora Thurston, Bishop
Cleavert Bain and family, Alfreda Hepburn and family, Anne Frasier and
family, Reno Charlton and family, Floyd Charlton and family, Elizabeth
Reckley and family, Marco and Lashanda Major, Tatiana Tinker, LaToya
Woodside, Donald Knowles, Faith Tabernacle Church of God, (Mamio),
Anthony Moss, M.P. Exuma, and family, The College of The Bahamas
Council, Mrs. Janyne Hodder President of The College University of The
Bahamas, Dr. Linda Davis, Dr. Pandora Johnson, Dr. Rhonda Chipman-
Johnson, Allison Basden, Antoinette Seymour, Jacqueline Rolle, Senior
Team, Faculty and Staff of The College of The Bahamas, The Stapledon
School family, The McPhee family and Daphne Moss and family.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Newbold Brothers
Chapel, Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street off Market and East Streets
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Saturday at the church from 9:00

Latoya Delarese
Bain-Harvey, 3

of Governor's Harbour Eleuthera,
will be held on Saturday 26th July,
2008 at 11 :00 a.m., at St. Paul's
Baptist Church, Bernard Road, Fox
Hill. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. J.
Carl Rahming, Interment follows in
Fox Hill Cemetery, Fox Hill Road.

S/ I[ She is survived by her parents,
l / Latanya Harvey and Cionn Harvey;
sisters, Cierra Harvey and Jatoria
Bain; brothers, Andino Simms, Jerome and Jason Bain Jr.; grandparents,
Lauretta and Lawrence Burris, Nigel Davis, Van and Janet Harvey; aunts,
Shantel Thompson, Delarese, Jewelle and Antonia Strachan, Michelle
Burrows, Bridgette Cooper, Niesha and Sonia Davis; uncles, Perez and
Nigel Davis Jr., Teran and Ryan Harvey, Tracey Cooper, Trevor Burrows
and Anthony Strachan; grandaunts, Cecilia Newry, Gladys Ferguson
and Stella Saunders: cousins, Keith, Chandra and Clarence Newry,
Camille and Kevin Ferguson, Shannon. Sharmin. TaShawn, Taurean,
Asia, Triniti, Brittany, Delon, Jonell, Dominick, Claudine and Caroline
Ferguson, Sandra. Gina, Monique, Gayle and Deborah (Gambier Family),
Sherry, Raquel, Fanny and Andre Colebrooke; godparents, Wilver and
Kimberly Deleveaux, Lenora Roberts, Euturpie Bain, Desmond Miller,
Natasha Williams, Cpl. Timothy Smith, Joanne Rolle, Ms. Lewis (East
Street Gospel Chapel), other family and friends. including, Natasha
Saunders and family, Police Prosecution, Jason Bain and family, Grammy
Stubbs, HMBS Yellow Elder, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Staff, Royal
Bahamas Police Force Eleuthera and Grand Bahama Divisions, Supt.
Christopher Rahming, ACP Hulan Hanna, Father Stephen Davies, Brandon
Rolle, Cpl. Sands, Strachan's Alley family, Nadia, Chawntez, Candi,
Kelly, Teka, Lenora Roberts, St. Paul's Baptist Church family, Insp. Sherry
Armaly and family, Georgina Saunders and family, PC Doron Russell,
Stacey Dames and family, Darwin Rogers, Nurse Bernadette Colebrooke,
Cpl. Pedro Grant and family, Ch/Supt. Bob Pinder, Ch/Supt. Bernice
Pinder, Sgt. Carl Pinder, Sally Bowe and family, Rodney Butler and
family, Mary Fernander and family, WPC Barbara Saunders and family
and Supt. Wendell Deveaux and family.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Newbold Brothers
Chapel, Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street off Market and East Streets
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Saturday at the church from
10:00 a.m. until service time.


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Bethel Brothers Morticians

STelephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


of Kemp Road will be held on Sunday July
2th 1:30 p.m. at Church of God Convention
^j Q Centre, Joe Farrington Road. Bishop
Donnie Storr and Bishop Cedrick Bullard
assisted by other minister of the gospel will
Sofficiate. Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Soldier
She is survived by her children, Allan,
Ethel and Shiela Butler and Agnes Nairn
(Predeceased: Rosalie and Prince Butler);
stepson, Ronnie Butler; adopted children,
Jane Miller, Beryl Miller, Bishop Revy Frances, Rev. Cedric Rolle, Claudette
Rolle, Livingston Smith, Bishop Salathiel Rolle and Leon Taylor; daughters-
in-laws, Laurel and Nellie Butler; siblings, Mildred and Ena McKinney,
Mervin, and Rev. Alfred Cooper; sisters-in-laws, Inez and Enid Cooper;
grandchildren, Terecita and Michael Cunningham, Tyrone and Janice Butler,
Ivan and Shirlee Butler, Sterling and Janetta Butler, Regina and Christopher
Rolle, Allan Jr. Loraine Butler and Elvis Johnson, Leslyn and Kemuel
Fountain, Katrinka, Carrington and Anastacia Johnson, Adelecia Lightfoot,
Lavado and Charlene Butler, Evaneth and John Johnson, Melanie and Tyrone
Hanna, Dwayne and Co-Shell Nairn, Kenyatta and Berniece Nairn, Vashon
and Lindsey Nairn, Ricardo and Shavon Nairn, Mitzi and Robert Barnett,
Sonovia and Owen Hanna, Lillian and Vashawn Brice, Valverde and Tammy
Butler, Ricardo, Mavalo, Craig and Shawn Butler; adopted grands, Albert
and Larry Miller, Ida, Christine and Patrice Miller, Terry Ferguson, Marilyn
Turnquest, Grace Heastie, Sharmine Nesbitt, Gregory and Granville Butler,
Dawn, Kelly and Laveme Cartwright, Rosie Foulkes, Wayde Moxey, Michelle
and Tara Butler; great-grands, Mary, Marko, Apollo and Christopher Butler,
Tami, Tracy and Rico, D'Nedra Cooper, Ladia, Deonty, Ruby and Rico
Butler, Michaela and Terran Cunningham, Theron and Jaye Butler, Tamecka
Pinder, Tonya Moss, Charley and Rashad Butler, Ramon, Christopher and
Christia Rolle, Nazmoon Seymour, Kesna Pinder, Taine Lightfoot, Mckelton
and Makyaha Johnson, Taurean and Shavaad Butler, Javaughn and Jomique
Johnson, Tyrah, Tymeka, Tyrone Jr. Hanna, Dwayne Jr. Daniel, Shyon,
Keniece, Kenyatta Jr. Shiloh, Asaunte, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Obadiah Nairn,
Lathario and Reodina Barnett, Pedro, Timicia, Dani-El and Celine Hanna,
Ricardo, Latanya, Glenda, Mario, Devone, Lavardo, Lanardo, Vaziveo,
Kristen, Mavalo Jr., Valverde, Robyn, Ava, Brenden, Domnic, Tyrell and
Craig Jr.; (13) great-great grandchildren including, Keiran Butler, Astrinique
Thurston, Sternaz Seymour and Tia Butler; neices and nephews, Emily
Walkes, Barbarmae, Juliette and Anthony Hanna, Shirleymae and Rev. Shawn
McKenzie, Tyrone, Brenville, Carlos, Willapearl, and Allicita Colebrooke,
Rayford and Corey Rahming, Cassandra Nottage, Margaret McDonald,
Errol, Neville Thurston, Herbert Cooper, Don Brown, Charlie, Judy, Laura,
Dalin, Debbie, Monique, Patrice, Deann, Margaret, Kenny, Sonia, Arnett,
Shervan, Stephan, Herbert, warren, Beverley and Kenneth; Other family and
friends including: Sir Clement Maynard, Rev. lavania Stewart, His Excellency
Arthur D. Hanna, Joan Smith, Mavis I}rennen, Daniel Johnson and family,
Agnes Moxey, Ruth Annismae, Richard, Mizpah, ,Levan, Doreen, Shirley,
Vera, Kenu, Curling, Elvis, Beatrice, Ruby, Jack, Charlie, Bishop Quan
.r Milerandfanmily;&ishopArnol~krWiliains and -fmily froat.Deerfield Beach


Florida, The Sara Miller, Mackey, Cooper, Sands and Finley generations,
the Poitier family, Ministers Vaughn and Glen Miller, Sybil and Carolyn
Butler, the Salvation Army, the Pondites Sister Marilyn Russell, Nurse Linda
Abere, Dr. Cyprin Strachan, Clyde Bethel, the Forbes family, the fox family,
Lively Hope Baptist Church family, The New Covenant Baptist family, Rev.
Ivan Butler and the Kemp Road Union Ministries, the Church of God families,
the Kemp Road Community; special friends, Gwendolyn Clarke and Katrina
Livingston; caretaker, Marlene Stewart
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Murticians, #44 Nassau
Street on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 15.m. and on Sunday at the church
from 12:00 noon until service time.

of Roland Avenue and formerly of Long
Bay Cay, Andros will be held on Saturday,
July 26 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Anglican
Church, Baillou Hill Road. Archdeacon I.
Ranfurly Brown will officiate. Interment
will follow in the Western Cemetery,
Nassau, Street.

7' Precious memory will forever linger on in
I / sthe hearts of her family and friends. She
.- was predeceased by her husband, Harry
Horton and her precious and loving daughter,
Anita Delores Elizabeth. She is survived by one son, Harry Robert Horton
and his wife Susie of New Jersey; two granddaughters, Kaylus and Kira
Horton; one great granddaughter Taryn Horton-Major, three step grandchildren
of New Jersey, Floyd,Troy and Melissa Whitehead and seven step great
grandchildren, Lakayah, Jasmine, Jaheer, Troy, Kayla, Kevin and Destini;
one sister-in-law, Lucy Knowles; eight nieces, Mary Thompson, Mary
Neymour and Julia Neymour-Thompson, Alsaida Farrington, Inez Deveaux-
Brown (Winston), Beatrice Edgecombe (George), Bernita Butler (William)
and Lillian McPhee; nine nephews, Eric Thompson, Edward "Sharkie"
Deveaux (Beverly), Ivan (Florence), Levi (Cathy) Deveaux, Emmerson
(Angela) Thurston, Kirk (Lillian) Mcphee, Bernard (Essie), Edward,(Mary)
and Ednof (Ruthmae) McPhee; six grandnephews, Pastor Derek Neymour
(Lela) of Palm Harbour, Florida; Sgt. 196 Warren Neymour (Karen), Dexter,
Troy, Carlton and Keith (Lisa) Neymour; one grandniece, Cpl. 1342 Gaynell
Neymour of Coopers Town, Abaco.
Special friends of Anita who remain faithful to her mother, Gloria Gardiner,
Maria Butler and Tina Curtis; other special family and friends, Lou Adams,
Julia "Sukie" Neymour, Marie Dean, Alsaida Farrington, Floyd and Linda
McKenzie and Cyprianna and Benny Brice and loving caregivers Jean Smith
and Maxine Adderley.
Friends may pay their lasrt respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44
Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at
the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
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SBethel Brothers Morticians
Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


in St. Anne's

of Brougham Street, East,
will be held on Saturday,
July 26 at 2:00 p.m. at St.
Barnabas Anglican Church,
Baillou Hill and Wulff
Roads, Father Michael
We Maragh, assisted by Father
Crosley Walkine will
officiate. Interment will follow
Cemetery, Fox Hill.

His survivors include, Vernon Campbell, Cuthbert and
Rebecca, Roosevelt and Rochelle, Delores and Garnet
Knowles, Gloria and Roger Gomez and Janet and
Father Crosley Walkine; nephews, Deon, Omar,
Anthony, James, Hugh and Michael Bethell, Craig
Campbell, Roger and Ricardo Gomez, Dereck
Farrington, Robert Walkine, Jerome Knowles, and
Christopher Nabbie; nieces, Donna, Amanda, Anthea
and Keva Bethell, Bernadette and Adrianna Knowles,
Michelle Nabbie, Lauren Campbell, Carlie Barry,
Jennette Walkine, Brenda Adderley and Shantell
Farrington; grandnephews, Jonathan and Jerome
Knowles, Deon, Amber and Nakisha Bethell, Israel,
Ises and Ricardo Gomez, Crystal, Deronique and
Christina Farrington and Nicholas Nabbie; godchild,
Anthea Bethell; other relatives and friends include
three aunts, Gleka, Doreen and Edith Campbell; the
Bethells, Campbells, Cumberbatches, Carters,
Larramores, Heasties, Wilsons, Isaacs, Louise Gibson
and family, Carmen Bodie and family, Iris Finlayson
and family, Mae Ferrier and family, Beryl Huyler,
Dorothy Fernander, Carolyn and family and the other
neighbours of Brougham Street.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers
Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. and at the church from 12:30 p.m. until
L service time.


S103 Mt. Royal Ave. & Talbot St.
P.O. Box N-1546
Telephone: 328-4900
Fax: 328-4903 Cell: 456-9062
Robert D. Cox, Managing Director


Minister Hazelee

of North Andros will be held on
& Saturday, July 26 at 11 am at the
Church of God of Prophecy,
Conch Sound North Andros,
officiating will be Bishop Caleb
Evans, assisted by Dr. E. John
Newton and Pastor Minerva
Pratt interment will follow at
the Lowe Sound Public
Cemetery. Viewing will be held
in the State Room of Jones Brothers Morticians on Thursday
from 1pm until 5pm and at the Church of God of Prophecy in
Andros from 12pm until service time.

Precious memory will always be in the hearts of her 2 sons,
Tito and Ramon Mcqueen; 4 daughters, Shanell Taylor, Noelle
and Nichila Brown; Maureen Conyers; son-in-law, D Talyor;
1 daughter in-law, Tanya McQueen; 6 adopted children,
Peter, John, .lames, Trevor, Ingrid, and Audrey Brown; 4
grandchildren, Chardonnay Brown, Jataisha, Trenton, and
Trentaisha Mcqueen; adopted parents, Pastor Minerva and
Deacon William Pratt; 2 sisters, Stephanie Mcqueen and
Deborah Johnson; 2 brothers, Reuben Russell and James
Brown; 8 adopted sisters, Mable, Albertha, Pastor Alma
Russell, Ellavese Godfrey, Eriamae Adams, Florence Meyers,
Esther Pratt and Jessica McKinney; 8 adopted brothers, Pastor
Nat Pratt, William Pratt Jr., Glen, Ezra, Samuel, George, Ernest
and Benjamin Pratt ;4 aunts, Rev. Mother Prudence Rolle,
Martha Rolle, Calvese Rolle and Eloise Mcqueen; luncle,
Deacon Matchlyn Rolle; 8 nephews, Caleb, Kendrick, Marvin,
Jermain, Elton, Pete, Darvin and Kenneth; 13 nieces, Pearlamae,
Eulamae, Sharmaine, Charlene, Mildred, Shaniqua, Blondie,
Cara, Donnalee, Angie Lavern, Toya Mcqueen and Linda
Knowles; Godparents, Dr. E John and Lucine Newton;
numerous other relatives and friends including, Rev. Helen
and Sidney Scott and Whosoever Will family, Bishop Caleb
Evans and family, Garneth Campbell and family, Sharon Green
and family, Henson and Judy Prosper and family, Fredrick
Rolle, Apostle and Minister Roberts and Five Porches of
Deliverance Center family, Bishop and Pastor Fowler and Final
Hour Family, Tonnet Rodges and family, Reinadell Marshall
and family, Ozie Leign and family, Mary Rolle and family,
Antonio and Maliania Dean and family, Darren Evans and
'family iaand: ,airhodst- ,ofiisher-eatine^andrafried.


'Putler'ls uncral Itmns &. (1trrmatorium

Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

M.B.E., 94 -

of #26 Sans Souci and formerly of Simms, t
Long Island will be held on Friday, July
25th, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthew's
Anglican Church, East Shirley Street.
Officiating will be Dr. James Moultrie '
Assisted by Fr. Don Haynes and
Archdeacon James Palacious. Interment '. .
will follow in the Church Cemetery, r-< ".
Shirley Street.
His survivors include his Adopted-son: Phillip Sweeting; His Cousins:
Reuben Gibson and Family, Willard Gibson and Family, Muriel Smith
and Family, Ophelia Smith and Family, Ludella Sands and Family, Thelma
Pinder and Family, Castella Bowleg and Family, Cleophas Gibson and
Family, Charles Gibson and Family, Elizabeth Reid and Family, Wilbert
Edgecombe and Family, Mrs. Minerva Pratt and Family, Thelma and
Charles Gibson and Family of Miami, Florida, Bloneva and Alphonso
Taylor and Family of Miami, Florida, Shelia and Leon Powell and Family
of Miami, Florida, Gerald Taylor and Victoria Knox of Smithfield,
Michigan; Special Friend: Mrs. Avis Outten and Family; Numerous
Friends including: Mr. Bruce Braynen and Family, Hon. Paul L. Adderley
and Family, Sir. Clement and Lady Maynard and Family, His. Excellency
Hon. A. D. Hanna and Family, Sir. William Allen and Lady Allen and
Family, Sir. Orville and Lady Turnquest and Family, Carl Treco and
Family, Mr. Geoffrey Brown and Family, George Cox and Family, Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Williams and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Graham and
Family, Simeon Cox, Francis Armbrister, The Hon. Brent Symonette and
Family, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Bums and Family, Mrs. Thelma Dill and
Family, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Longley and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Valentine
Grimes and Family, Dr. and Mrs. K. J. A. Rodgers and Family, William
Holowesko and Hon. Lynn Holowesko, Mr. Wesley Bastian and Family,
Mr. and Mrs. Harcourt Tumquest and Family, Mrs. Sylvia Scriven and
Family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Sands, Mr. Arthur Peet and Family, Mr.
Philip Stubbs and Family, Mr. Barclay and Family of Miami, Florida, Mr.
Aubrey Schwartz and Family of Montreal Canada, Ms. Mary Thompson
and Family of New York, Pat Sweeting, Long Island Association, The
Kwanias Club of Nassau and The Children Emergency Hostel; God
Children includes: The Hon. Fred Mitchell, Patricia Carey-Collins, Valron
Grimes-Tinubu, Patrice Hall, Judith Thompson, Carmen Bostwick, Andrew
Curry, Alaasis Braynen, Henry Lightboum, Michael Sweeting, Craig
Butler, Al Dillette, Philip Munroe, Anthony Dean and Bert Duncanson Jr.
and Qther relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
In lieu of flowers donation may be sent to the Children Emergency
Hostel, P.O. BOX-54506 Nassau, Bahamas and St. Peter's Parish,
Simms, Long Island.
Viewing will be edat trpsel9jButlrs Funeral Home and
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Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until
5:00 p.m. on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and from 12noon until
service time at the church.


of Family Street off Soldier Road will be ,
held Sunday, July 27th, 2008 at 1:00
p.m. at Enoch Backford Auditorium, ,, ...
Carmichael Road. Officiating will be
Rev. Wilton A. McKenzie, Rev. Dianna
Francis and Minister Harry Sears.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Cherished and loving memories will always
linger in the hearts of those who loved Neil; these include his loving and
devoted Wife, friend and Confidante: Yuzanne Armbrister-Ferguson;
Three (3) Sons: Franciso, Simon and Doricho; One (1) Daughter:
Domeisha; His Parents: Deacon Rupert and Rev. Rachel Ferguson; His
Parents-in-law: Solomon and Iona Roache; Four (4) Brothers: Kermit
Strachan, Arthur, Rupert Jr. and Jared Ferguson; Ten (10) Sisters: Rowena
Dames, Stephanie McKenzie, Evangelist/Nurse Daphne Rolle, Patricia
Brown, Sonia Bain, Jennifer Darling, Cleotha Collie, Patrice and Nyoche
Ferguson and Nellie Thompson; Thirteen (13) Brothers-in-law: Edroy
Dames Sr., Rev. Wilton McKenzie Sr., Deacon Alfred Rolle Sr., Michael
Brown, Charles Bain, Godfrey Darling Sr., Wendell Collie Sr., Sterling
Sr. and Stephan Armbrister, Wenceworth Ferguson, Franklyn Brown and
Romeo and Ricardo Thurston; Eleven (11) Sisters-in-law: Aniska Strachan,
Laverne Ferguson, Julie and Shawanna Armbrister, Sharmell, Shavon,
Bridgette and Coralee Ferguson, Tanya Brown, Irene and Netta Pinder;
Thirty (30) Nephews: Thirty-one (31) Nieces: Six (6) Uncles: Nathan,
Oswald and Gladstone Ferguson, William Strachan, Remy Lewis and
James Munroe; Six (6) Aunts: Florinda Johnson, Madrina Rolle, Martha
and Ledoris Ferguson, Albertha Bullard and Judy Lewis; Numerous
Cousins and other relatives and friends including: South Beach Union
Baptist Church Family, First Baptist Church Family, Hon. Loretta Butler-
Turner, Rose, Raleigh Sr., Dr. Raleigh Jr. and Craig Butler and the Staff
of Butlers Funeral Homes and Crematorium, the Staff of Butler and Taylor,
Bahamas Funeral Directots and Embalmers Association, the International
Free & Accepted Modem Masons & Order of Eastern Stars, the Valley
Boys Junkanoo Group, the Communities of Wilson Track, Garden Hills
and others too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers' Funeral Homes and
Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Friday from 12noon until 5:00
p.m. on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. from 5:00 p.m. at First
Baptist Church, Market Street until 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday at the Chapel
from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and from 12noon until Service time at-the

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Putter's '. uncral Romness

& (Irmnatorium
Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas
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Michael Mirage.


of Marine Drive the Grove
West Bay Street will be held
on Friday, July 25th, 2008
at 10:00 a.m. at St. George's
Anglican Church, Montrose
Avenue. Officiating will be
The Rev'd Fr. G. Kingsley
Knowles Assisted by Fr.

Left to cherish her memories are her Husband: Jeffrey
Storr; One (1) Daughter: Nakita Storr; One (1) Son:
Nikko Storr; Mother: Mary Minns; Father: Albert
Lewless; Stepmother: Claudette Lewless; Stepfather:
Michael Minns Sr.; One (1) Sister: Monika Stubbs;
One (1) Brother: Michael Minns Jr.; One (1).
Stepsister: Kim Parker; Two (2) Stepbrothers: Greg
and Chris Parker; Grandmother: Helen Darville; One
(1) Niece: Alexa Stubbs; Five (5) Nephews: Kenford
Michael Stubbs, Michael Minns Jr. III, Angelo, Andre
and Antonio Kemp; Fifteen (15) Aunts: Ivy Knowles,
Adele Wells, Ruth Sands, Janet Underwood, Gloria
Nixon,, Diane Darville, Linda Sands, Doris Brandley,
Pamela Smith, Jean Lewless, Sharon Rivait, Trina
Knight, Margaret Lewless, Angela Bethel and Valerie
Harding; Thirteen (13) Uncles: Jerome Knowles Sr.,
Derick Wells, Henry Sands, Joel Underwood, Henry
Nixon, Edward Darville, Carroll Sands, Larry Knight,
Pat and Jerry Lewless, Kirkland Bethel, Edsil Harding
and Kenneth Minns; Two (2) Grandaunts, Two (2)
Granduncles: One (1) Sister-in-law: Abigail Minns;
One (1) Brother-in-law: Kenford Stubbs; Numerous
Cousins and a host of other relatives and friends
too numerous to mention.

Arrangements are being conducted by Butlers'
Funeral Homes and crematorium, Ernest and York

Vaughn 0. Jones
"Honoring the memories of loved ones"


Sof Pinedale and formerly of Blue
Hills, Turks Island will be held on
Saturday July 26,2008 at 11:30 a.m.
at Pentecostal Temple Church of
God In Christ, #95 Pinedale.
.* l Officiating will be Bishop Ervin
Hart assisted by Pastor Ishmael Grant, Pastor Rev. Janean Hart
and Pastor Elijah Mills. Interment will follow in Old Trail
Cemetery, Old Trail Road.
Precious memory will forever linger in the hearts of her devoted
husband, Henry Rigby; mother, Roselyn Capron; six
daughters, Elaine Lorfice, Strawdy Collie, Ilene Knowles,
Vervenik McKenzie, Juliette and Christine Rigby; five sons,
Howard, Keith, Cornell, James and Marvin Cox; four sisters,
Joy Bullard, Rosemary Francis, Sybil and Flexie Capron; two
uncles, Charles and George Brown; father-in-law, Oswald
Rigby; two sisters-in-law, Delores Nash and Angela Tucker;
3 brothers-in-law, Samuel Rigby, Shervin Bullard and Paul
Francis; three daughters-in-law, Shanessa, Christine and
Latrelle; four sons-in-law, George Collie, Robert Lorfice,
Dwyer McKenzie and Tony Knowles, four nieces, seven
nephews, one grand nephew, forty-three grandchildren,
eleven great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and
friends including, Zenith Williams, Barbara Pinder, Betty
Gibson, Willamae Lightbourne, Barbara Williams, Cindy
Rigby, Curlene and Alma Morley, Sheryl Kemp, Annie
McIntosh, the Taylor family, Brenda and Glenda Baih, Annie
Morley, Lainie Rigby, Quincy Williams, Sandra Fox, Murtis
Hamilton, Cynthia Rigby, Lois Taylor and family, 'Edward
Smith and family, Anna Stubbs and family, Iris Williams and
family, John and Elkin Meadows and family, Laura Tynes and
family, The Tinker family, The Davis family, The Jolly family,
The Rolle Avenue family, The Peardale, Union Village and
Pinedale Families, The Soul Winning Church of God in Christ
Family, The Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ
family and other relatives and friends to numerous to mention.
Viewing will be held in the "Legacy Suite" of Vaughn 0.
Jones Memorial Center, Wulff Road and Primrose Street on
Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the church on
Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to service time.
Wulff Road and Primrose Street,
Opposite Studio of Draperies
Telephone: 326-9800/1 24 Hour Emergency
*434-92O,/366-8617 r" e





"A INeew Commz itment to Serve"


of Elizabeth Estates and formerly of
Simms, Long Island will be held on
Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist
Church, Baillou Hill Road, South.
Officiating will be Pastor Alfred
Stewart, assisted by Pastor Philip
Campbell, Ph.D. Interment will follow
inLakeview Gardens, J.F. K. Drive.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Glinton; his children, Katie Glinton,
Duke Glinton, Debbie Glinton-Moxey, Telsie Glinton-Campbell, Persis
Glinton-Charlton, Annmarie Glinton-Rolle, Edward Glinton and
Elizabeth Glinton; 2 adopted daughters, Gia Moxey and Lisa Moxey-
Taylor; 1 sister, Mrs. Teresita Graham; six brothers, Wesley, Elgin,
Eugene, David, Wendell, and Alvin Glinton; 4 sons-in-law, Copeland
Moxey, Rev. Dr. Philip Campbell, Ph.D., Thomas Charlton, and Earl
Rolle; two daughters-in-law, Kayla and Monique Glinton; 20 grand
children, Debora Edwards, Gechano and Reshonta Moxey, Charis and
Charin Campbell, Yori, Jada and Thomia Charlton, Nicoyous Francis,
Brittney and Deangelo Glinton, Nathan Stubbs, Dennis Harvey,
Kennique, Karina, Edward Kennedy and Perez Glinton, Duchess,
Decode and Duke Glinton Jr., 2 aunts, Loretta Wells of Simms, Long.
and Pinches Glinton of Florida; 1 uncle, Samuel Glinton of Washington
D.C.; nieces, Rudimae Saunders, Cynthia Glinton-Johnson, Charmaine
Cox, Debbie Brown, Gloria Sands, Dina Williamson, Gamel Peliconous,
Patricia Parker, Jacqueline, Lamonika, Wendy, Anika Andrea, Ellen,
Rochelle and Janet Glinton; nephews, Wendell, Andrew, Edward, David,
Alvin, Patrick, Jason and Police Constable 301 David Glinton; sisters-
in-law, Henrietta Whyte, Angela, Arilee, Jacquelyn and Paula Glinton;
brothers-in-law, Mr. James Graham and Pastor Henry Whyte; numerous
grand nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
including, Michael Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bostwick and family,
Minister Sara Ferguson and family, Annie Horton and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Garnet Thompson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Moxey and
family, Rev. Albert Campbell and family, the Charlton family, the Rolle
family, Mr. and Mrs. Delton Bain and family, Mrs. Breezetta Moxey
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Whyte and family, Sabrina Hepburn
and family, John "Shorty" Gibson and family, Linda and family,
Evangelist Martha Bethel, Roslyn Bethel, Dr. Godfrey Springer, New

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church family, Dr. Charles Johnson, Dr.
Tanya Pratt and the staff of the Princess Margaret Hospital, the EMS
department, the staff of Doctors' Hospital and the staff of the Cancer
Center at Mt Sinai Hospital, Florida.
Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta
Street, Palmdale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and again on Saturday
from 10 a.m. at the Church until service time.

of Cox Way will be held on Saturday
at 11am at Bahamas Faith Ministries,
Carmichael Road. Officiating will be
Pastor Richard Pinder, assisted by Pastor
Henry Francis. Interment will follow in
Lakeview Gardens, J.F.K. Drive.

.,L \ 1;1 .She is survived by her mother, Nellie
'rk Fyne; her father, Winston Harris; one
sister, Veranique Collie Varot-Kangath;
two adopted sisters, Geneva and Darcel Fyne; one aunt, Emily Fyne;
one uncle, Hubert Fyne Sr.; one grand uncle, Nathaniel Miller; her
father-in-law,, Asa Bethel Sr.; brother-in-law, Sudhir Varot-Kangath,
Nigel, Danny and Gladwin Bethel, Gary Sands and Raymond Sands;
sisters-in-law, Denise, Joy and Nancy Bethel, Jane Johnson, Jewel
Sands and Delores Major; cousins, Hubert and Florence Fyne, Orgin
and Errol Fyne, Joylean Bain, Maureen Ellis, Joylean Stubbs, Colette
Forbes, Florina Rolle, Roselean and Eric Clarke, Bruce and Beryl
Miller, Donna Humes, Flordell Pratt, Ethrel Forbes, Eulamay Rahming,
Florrie Forbes, Norris Deveaux, Lorene Elkie and Evadne Campbell
and family, Mildred Knowles, Florida Duncombe, Prince and Maxwell
Miller, Eulease Forbes, Alvin Miller and family, Verna Duncombe, and
a host of other relatives including, Dolly Major Young, Kim Minnis,
Felton and Latoya Collie, The Bahamas Faith Ministries family especially
the Marriage Keepers and family, Essie Laing and Elizabeth Clarke.
Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta
Street, Palmdale from 10am to 6pm on Friday and again on Saturday
from 10am at the church until service time.

#27'r- r Roeta '-|~ Stree, P.O.Box' C.B. 1224 /I : Pailmdalre ., Nassa, Bahamas
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"A New Commitment To Service'

Cpl. 2453

of Golden Gates #2 will be held
on Friday at 10 a.m. at The Church
of God Auditorium, Joe Farrington
Road. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Gloria Ferguson assisted by Fr.
Stephen Davies, Chaplain of
R.B.P.F. Interment will follow in
Lakeview Gardens, J. F.K. Drive.

He is survived by his parents, Supt. Tyrone and Linda Burrows;
1 daughter, ReSade Burrows; 4 brothers, Devon, Tyrone (TJ),
Valentino and Lithario Burrows; his grand parents, Rev'd
Reuben and Delphine Duncombe; aunts, Margaret, Velma,
Barbara, Sharon Rolle, Sabrina, Kathleen, Lenor, Gwendolyn,
Sandra, Marcia, Shaunette, Lovetia, Katherine, Deserie,
Ethelyn Rolle, EIcena, Valda, Derith, Sheila, Betty, Anna,
Evelyn, Ethelyn and Esterlyn; uncles, William, Nimrod,
Cleveland, David, James Andrews, Clayton, Dwayne, Juan,
Alton, James Rolle, Philip, Allison, Glenn, Maurice, Ricardo
and Kenneth; 100 cousins (too numerous to mention), 10
grand aunts, 5 grand uncles, and special friend, Vanessa
Arthur; and a host of other relatives and friends including,
Rev'd Gloria Ferguson and family, Livingston Bevans and
family, Edith Gilbert and family, Samuel Arthur and family,
Theophilus Rolle and family, Olsen and Ronelle Smith, Mario
Wright and family, Ivan Forbes and family, Cleveland of
Maryland, Acadian Drive families, Duncombe, Miller, Rodgers
and Smith families, The Exuma family, PSI Beta Chi
Fraternity, Mt. Ararat Church family, Hassam Brown and the
Crew, the Gemini Boys, Criminal Records Office and the
entire Royal Bahamas Police Force.

Friends may pay their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary,
Rosetta Street, Palmdale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday
and at the Auditorium from 9 a.m. on Friday until service
time. /

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Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma Tel: 345-7020* Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761

Garth 'Baby Boy" Strachan, 34
lof Kemp Road will be held on
Saturday at 3:30 P.M. at St.
Margaret's Anglican Church,
Sbe Fr. Joseph Mycklewhyte.
r' Interment in St. Margaret's
,,, Church Cemetery.
He is survived by his
Grandfather: Abraham Rolle;
Grandmother: Daisy Bell
Strachan; 9 Aunts: Frances
Dean, Portia, Elizabeth and
Rosemary Rolle, Remilda,
Betty and Mabel Strachan, Irma Adderley and Christine Hall;
7 Uncles: Leroy, James and Henry Rolle, Lester, Reginald
and Lionel Strachan and Lawrence Dean; 2 Grand Uncles:
Dudley Cooper and Kenneth Dames; Grand Aunt: Winifred
Dames of Vero Beach Fla.; 1 Niece: Fredricka Ramsey;
Grandniece: Andricka; 2 Nephews: Frederick Jr. and Fredrico
Ramsey; Host of other relatives and friends including Tiffany,
Susan, Phillis, Mark of Miami Fla., Marvin, Nicarria, Shanika,
Sherman, Fredrick, Leroy, Taneisha, Latica, Arthurnique,
Philemon, Michael, Anthony, Leanne, Mario, Dario, Aiesha,
Precious, Teyvonne, Tamia, Mario Jr., Bernard Jr., Shantell,
India, Deniro, Lamontria, Eliesha, Trevon, Andrew, Stephen,
Gladys Dawkins, Diana, David, Naomi, Simeon, Moses, Ali,
Jadin, Rev. Dr. R. E. Cooper Jr., Rev. Tameko Collie, Rev.
Irene Coakley, Evangelist Gloria Dawkins, James Lewis, John
James Cooper, Nathaniel Cooper, Neil, Ruel, Reginald Jr.,
Stephen and Andrew Strachan, Ruby Ann Cooper Darling,
Fanny Pletka, Primrose Chase, Bertha Cooper Rosseaux,
Carmella Cooper Colloneaux, Marilyn Bethel Darville, Heather
Humes, Wendy Lee, Pauline Winder, Shirley Rolle, Beryl
Miller, Beverly Woodside, Brenda Marshall, Dominique,
Monique and Rochelle Strachan, Devaughn Pinder, Racheal
Lightbourne; Mark Daniels(aka Scubby), Darren
Armbrister(aka six 9), Boya, Shorts(Rasta), April Coakley,
Jacob, Gail Glinton(aka Ms. G.), Margaret Turnquest and
Family, Anthony Sweeting and Family, Jennymae Armbrister
and Family, Era Hanna and Family, Stephanie Sweeting and
Family, Terry Sweeting and Family, Jane Dean and Family,
Brenda and Patrice Ramsey, Stephanie Cartwright and Family,
Sidney Dorsette and Family, Robert Allen and Family, Franklin
Gibson and Family, Bomford and Family, Shonel and Olijawon
Davis, Cameraman, Big Mama, Arthur Moxey and Family,
The entire Kemp Road Community and the Corner boys of
Mt. Pleasant and William Lane.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary,
Robinson Road and Fifth Street on Friday from 10:00 A.M.
until 6:00 P.M. and at the church on Saturday from 2:30 P.M.
until service time; : -"- .. '7. 7.: .: 5 *
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11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: 1(242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005

Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034



of Seven Hill Estates, Will Be Held On
Friday July 25th, 2008 at 5:00 pm at The
Chapel at Restview Memorial Mortuary
and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and
Soldier Rd. Officiating will be Bishop
Ross Davis. Cremation will follow.

I J She Is Survived By Her Husband:
Sebastian Pintard; Mother: Leonora
Cooper; Father: Vincent Storr; Sons: Joshua, Steven, Simon And
Samuel; Daughters: Garnell, Shonell, Nigeria, Miriam And Omega;
1 Grandchild; Sister: Deborah Johnson; Brothers: Jeffrey And Antony
Storr; Sisters-in-law: Marchnelle Folley, Nicole Rolle, Sherry Cambridge
And Tonya Johnson; Brother-in-law: Julian Turnquest Other Relatives
And Friends Including, The Community Of Seven Hills And Audley
And Jackie Tumquest.

Viewing will be held in The Celestial Suite at Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., on Robinson and Soldier Rd, on
Thursday July 24,2008, From 10:00 am To 5:00pm.

DEAN, 20

of Spring City, Abaco will be held on
Saturday July 26th, 2008 at 2:00 pm at
Abaco Youth Ministry Dundas Town,
-. ,.^ Abaco, Bahamas. Officiating will be
Pastor Erskine Wells. Interment will
follow at Marsh Harbour Public Cemetery,
Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas.

---,* "- He is survived by his Mother, Judy Curry,
Father, Gordon Dean Sr., Sisters, Julie
Greene, Jasmine Curry, Jigeria Dean And Raquel Knowles, Brothers,
Joemaine Curry And Gordon Dean Jr., Nieces, Alvonell, Alisha, Al'lanka
Greene, Nephews, Alvin Greene Jr., And Jalano Curry, Brother-in-
law, Alvin Greene Sr., Sister-in-law, Monique Curry, Aunts, Gay
Bootle, Violet Smith, Monica Adderley, Marguerite Levarity, Brenda
Cooper, Nethilee Knowles, Christine Dean, Shane Archer, Eleanor
Hield, Jackie Morley And Charmaine Wells, Uncles, Michael Levanty,
Sgt.1529 Hubert Smith Of The Royal Bahamas Police Force, Kenneth
Knowles, Freddie Archer, Richard Morley, Christopher, Marvin, Garnet,

Lynden, Seldin And Joseph Jr. Dean, Granduncles, George Reckley,
Stafford Cooper, Copeland Morley, Noel Bootle, Grandaunts, Cametta
Bootle And Louise Morley, Godparents, Sandrina Hepburn And
Johnathon Cartwright, Numerous Cousins And Close Friends
Including: The Reckley Family, The Swain Family, The Bain's, The
Curry's, The Smith's, Roker's, Bootle's, Burrow's, Greene's, Johnson's,
Knowles', Pedican's, Levarity, Mcintosh, Cooper, Millis,
Ms. Deveaux, Adderley's, Dean's And Ferguson's Families, Willimae
Dawkins, Annena Smith, Dr. Kevin Moss Of Nassau, The Staff Of
Marsh Harbour Government Clinic, The Staff Of Abaco Groceries, The
Staff Of Pmh Male Surgial li & Icu, Abaco Central High Graduating
Class Of 2006 Teachers And Staff, Latoya Bootle, Veronica Swain,
Assemblies Of God Sandy Point Church Family, Church Of The
Latterain Church Family, Change Ministries Church Family, Abaco
Youth Ministries Church Family, St. John The Baptist Anglican Church
Family, All The C.T.N Crew, Samanique Bain And Joe Curry, And
The Entire Communities Of Sandy Point, Spring City, Green Turtle
Cay And Marsh Harbour.

Viewing will be held in The Celestial Suite at Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., on Robinson and Solider Road, on
Friday July 25th, 2008, from 10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. and again at
6:00p.m. until service time at the church in Dundas Town, Abaco.

HALL, 56

of Chapmen Estates, Cable Beach, which
will be held on Sunday July 27th, 2008
at 4:00p.m. at Story Porch Arawak Cay.
Officiating will be Bishop Dennis Lasrenir.
Cremation will be follow.

SHe survived by his mother: Ingretta Irene
Hall; father: Norris Coloyd Hall; sons:
Earl David Hall and Michael Hall;
daughters: Tanya, Alexsis, and Earlisa; sisters: Joyce Dawkin, Cinthia
Roberts, Betty Lou Knowles, Emerald Rahming, and Sheila Gibson;
brothers: Huez, Frank, Cedric, Charles, Robert, and Cyril; A host of
nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends including Doyle
Russell, Obie Fergason, and Frank Hanna and The Whole Arawak Cay

Viewing will be held in Perpetual Suite at Restview Memorial Mortuary
and Crematorium Ltd., on Robinson and Soldier Rd, on Saturday
July 26th, -2008 from 10:00a.m to 5:00p.m and on Sunday 2:30pm
S( Jf '!

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11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005

Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034



S" of Ridgeland Park West And
Formerly Of New Bight, Cat Island
......Will Be Held On Saturday July
26Th 2008 At 10:00 A.M. At
Transfiguration Baptist Church,
Market And Vesey Street.
Officiating Will Be Rev. Dr. Steven
E. Thompson And Rev. Dr. Garnet King. Interment Will
Follow In Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Solider Road.

He Survived By His Wife, Deaconess Verdell H. Johnson,
His Children, Delores E. Farrington, Judith Hepburn, Locksley
H. Johnson, W. Kirklyn Johnson, Pauline H. Bowe, Ruby E.
Thompson, Sheryl Y. Johnson-simmons, U. Dion Johnson,
Lilymae, Elsiemae, And Reginald Johnson, Adopted
Children, Lueanna Dawkins, Pearlene Johnson, Rev.
Benjamin Gibson, Alphonson Harris, Sis. Palace Robinson,
And Colleen Walters-jones, Brothers-in-law, Rev. Dr. Garnet
King, Bishop John T. Archer, Sisters-in-law, Evangelist
Maude Rolle, Isadora And Inell Archer, And Gladys Thurston,
Sons-in-law, Robert A. Farrington, Anthony Hepburn, Eugene
Thompson, And Fr. Charles W. Simmons, Grandchildren,
Anton Burnside, Kristen And Krizia Farrington, D'andra,
D'angelo And D'andre Thompson, Michael And Ka'desh
Hepburn, Kenton Bowe, Charles William Simmons, Lakeisha
Russell, Lamar Johnson, Givenchy, Lashan, Kiara, Dion'dre,
Jada, And Nyah, Nephews, Derick And Kendal King, Charles,
Hamrick And Paul Rolle, And Dr. Kendis Archer, Nieces,
Marie Armbrister, Eleanor Burrows, Theresa Strachan, Margret
Sweeting, Velma Brown, Glenise Rolle, Maureen Archer,
Nieces-in-law, Richenda And Marcia King, Nephew-in-law,
Paul Armbrister. Other Relatives And Friends Including,
Mr. And Mrs. Orrick Pratt, Dec. Maxwell H. Stubbs And
Family, Orville Pratt, Sylvia Kemp, Eulie Lafleur, Anthony,
Thomas, Nell, William, Jesse Pratt, Joycelyn And Joseph
Saunders, David Cooper, Beverley Carroll, Iva Thompson,
Daniel, Erskine, George, Roslyn And Beverley Johnson,
elma Hanna, Family Of The Late Oscar R. Johnson, Osborne

And Harold King, Alva Thurston, Alma Cox, Jonas Edwards,
Christiana Thompson, Madrica Mackey, Leila King, Sybil
Pratt, Merius And Gershan Strachan, Vernell Deal, Lula Pratt,
Marie Wilson, Sadie Curtis And Family, Winifred Brown
And Family, Eulean Johnson And Family, Alice Moncur,
Rev. Chillean Poitier, Rev. A. Shelton Higgs And Hon. Italia
Johnson And Family, Transfiguration Baptist Church Family,
The Btc Family, Atlantic Medical Family, Kendal Wright
And Company, Hope Strachan And Company, Premier
Importers Family, The United Nations Family, Wyndham
Nassau Resort And Crystal Palace Family, Magistrate Court
#3, Dr. Adrian Cargill, Dr. Robert Gibson, Dr, Bowe, Nurses
Of Granville Bain Orthopedic Ward, The Valley Boys Family,
And The Social Shack.

Viewing will be held in Irenic Suite at Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., on Robinson and Solider
Road, on Friday July 25th 2008, from 10:OOa.m- 6:00p.m.
and again on Saturday from 8:30a.m until service time at
the church.



of Coral Heights East, died at the
Princess Margaret Hospital, on Tuesday
July 22, 2008.

She is survived by her daughters:
S/ Julianna Austin-Saunders, Marcella
,- Sands-Moncur, and Bridgette Keturah
.- Sands; sisters: Mary Thompson-
Morris, Majorie Wallace; brother: Wilfred Thompson.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312 P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471 Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005 Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


of Malcolm Road West and
formerly of Berring Point,
Andros, will be held on Sunday
SJuly 27, 2008 at 11:00 am at
Apostle of the End Time
Church, Ferguson and West St.
Officiating will be Pastor Carlos Wallace. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.

He is survived by his wife: Evangelist Berris Williams;
father: Harcourt Williams; sons: Rosald Jr., Harcourt,
Jeremiah, Stephan, McGyver, Andrew, Demetrius Lowe
and Arthur Fife Williams; daughters: Denise Williams-
King, Lisa, Debbie, Emerald, Fedricka Williams-Hanna,
and Cristain Curtis; adopted son: Rev. Oswald Poitier;
grand-children: Ashley, Ashton, Kevin, Charles Jr.,
Shameka, Jamin, Eugeia, and Norine; great-grand
daughter: Emiesha Strachan; sons-in-law: Aron Curtis
and Charles Hanner of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; brother:
Alfred Williams; sister: Willamae Wright; sisters-in-
law: Julia, Dorrie, Violet, Mildred, Predencil, Zoriant,
Beryl, Linda, Marylyne and Anitta; brothers-in-law:
Erskin Wright, Oris Strachan, Anthony Munnings, Wenzel
Martin, Bruce Farrington, James and Stedman Grant;
nephews: Lynden, Alfred Jr., Cardnel, Prince and Bryen;
nieces: Zendamae, Angella, Leander, Wander, Carla,
Lauretta, Stacey, Ellamae, Emestein, Roselyn and Detrice.
A host of other relatives and friends including: Apostle
Charles and Evangelist Wallace, Pastor Carlos Wallace
and family, the Curtis family, the Kemp family including
John and Jeremiah Kemp, the entire Malcolm Road
Community, the community of Berring Point and Cargil
Creek, Andros, the entire Apostles of the End Time
Church Family, Dr. Morgan, Dr. Rivers, the nursing staff
at the Male Medical #2 at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Viewing will be held in the Perpetual Suite at Restview
Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., on Robinson
and Soldier Rd, on Saturday July 26,2008 from
10:00 am to 5:00pm and again on Sunday July 26,2008
from 9:30 am until service time at the church.

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11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312 P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471 Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005 Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034

DEAN, 54

JULY 26, 2008 AT 11:00AM.
Left to cherish her memories are her 3 Sons: Erron Fowler, Kevin and
Kiko Bain; Stepson: Nathaniel 'Niki' Bain; Stepdaughter: Marion Dean;
Mother: Mother Laura Roberts; 6 Brothers: Rev. Rudolph K. Roberts,
Malachi, Philip, Branville, Don and Willard Roberts; Sister: Maronetta
Russell; Grandson: Erron Fowler, Jr., 3 Granddaughters: Eronda,
Esjhia and Ariel Fowler; 2 Step granddaughters: Najae and Nikia; 3
Step grandsons: Lakeem, T.J. and Dominik; Mother-in-law: Lula Bain;
Daughter-in-law: Kimara Fowler; 14 Sisters-in-law: Enid, Catherine,
Rebecca, Ruthmae, Yvette and Medesa Roberts, Cheryl, Princess, Desslee
and Sheila Bain, Eulease Spencer, Doretta Laing, and Agatha Delancey;
6 Brothers-in-law: Alpheaus Russell, Leo, Vernal, Eddie, Clarence and
Ezekiel Bain; 5 Aunts: Myrtle and Betty Roberts, Brenda Laing, Loris
Pinder and Hazel Baillou; 5 Uncles: Horatio Baillou, Austin Roberts,
Rev. Elvich Kemp, Ottis Carey and Leonard Laing; 3 Aunts-in-law:
Thelma Edgecombe, Marion Pinder and Genieve Dean; 10 Nieces: Diana
Burnside, Bernice Parker, Lauramae, Zonovia, Patricia, Doranda, Willicia,
Philippa, Antioaya and Makoya Roberts; 2 Step-nieces: Doris Knowles
and Nurse Kathy Saunders; 17 Nephews: Abrich and Kirkland Russell,
Rudolph 'Rudeco' II, Willard Jr., Don Jr., Branville, Eric Jr., Philip Jr.,
Rhema, Rumah, Dalano, Devano, Kamal, Romell, Reuel, Rudiel and
Ray'Ondre Roberts; 2 Grand nieces: Lanelle and Lauren Burnside; 7
Grand nephews: Aliandro Russell, Obrian Parker, Abrich Jr., Deon
Russell, Lorenzo and Lashando Burnside and Kaden Roberts; Grand
niece-in-law: Shadava Roberts; 2 Grand nephews-in-law: Lawrence
Burnside and Cochise Parker; sixty-five first cousins including: Javan
Roberts, Redwin Kemp, Rosalie Canceto Bernell Wildgoose, Godchild:
Elvinia McIntosh; and a host of relatives and friends including: the
Whole Man Christain Center family, Pastor Anna Reid and the Church
of the Solid Foundation family of Atlanta, Georgia, Rev. Lawrence Pinder,
Rev. Beecham Roberts, Rev. Freddie Laing, Rev. Huden Roberts, Rev.
Pedyson Baillou, Rev. Earlyn Baillou, Rev. Joel Saunders, Bishop Dr.
Godfrey Williams, Rev. Napoleon Roberts of Sandy Point, Abaco, Rev.
and Mrs. J.J. Hepburn of Indiana, Rosalie Gibson, Edward Roberts and
family, Rufus Pritchard and family of Cooper's Town, Abaco, Mrs. Petral
McIntosh and family of Fire Road, Abaco, Erma Laing and family,
Solomon Mitchell and family, Senator Pleasant Bridgewater, Hon. Minister
Kenneth Russell, Former MP Anne Percentie and the entire East End of
Grand Bahama.



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11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-4471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005

Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242). 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034



S 26, 2008 AT 11:00AM.

Left to cherish her memories are her Husband: Isaac Outten; 2 Sons:
Pastor Wilbur and Elroy Outten; 5 Daughters: Dorothea Gumbs, Renee
Simms, Betty Rose, Donna Pratt and Rosetta Jennings; Adopted Son:
Andy Robison; Adopted Daughter: Lisa Emmanuel; 2 Sisters: Emadel
Hendfield and Gertrude Jajhai; 15 Grandchildren: Dornell Jones,
Tanya, Jarod, Troy, Jaiden and Jaliah Outten, Edwin, Tyrell and Tyrece
Simms, Takara and Robert Rose, Raven and Simone Gumbs, Kirby
and Terria Pratt; 4 Great Grandchildren: Donovan Jones, Andy
Robinson Jr., Alexis Davis and Dylan Emmanuel; 6 Sons-in-law:
Quinton Gumbs, Edwin Simms, Robert Rose, Joseph Pratt, Stanley
Jennings and Desmond Emmanuel; 2 Daughters-in-law: Barbara and
Ruby Outten; 9 Sisters-in-law: Ruby, Beatrice and Sandra Outten,
Betty Delancy, Alice Dean, Constance and Elaine Williams, Annarena
Hendfield and Wellamina Clarke; 6 Brothers-in-law: Thomas, Glen
and Arthur Outten, Clifford Williams, Manuel Dean and Linvel Jajhai;
37 Nieces: Verlene Taylor, Terry Bain, Lillian and Shervoine Hendfield,
Lillian Armbrister, Brenda Whyte, Shirley Harris, Patricia Clarke,
EvaJane Dorsey, Felecia Jordon, -Shirley Clarke, Fiona Saunders, Wendy
Clarke, Debbie Abbot, Juliette Taylor, Arnette, Patsy and Stephanie,
Alareese, Alva, Anita, Shanie and Kaylisa Hendfield, Brenda Barbara,
Brigette, Lynette, Stella, Carolyn, Muggie and Albertha Williams,
Meglyn and Orelia Outten, Ovanta Adams, Mildred Williams, Patrice
and Shirley Dean; 35 Nephews: Walter and Clarence Hendfield, Euda,
Glen, Lansberry and Vernon Clarke, Wellington Hendfield, Wendell,
Wellington Jr., Alvin, Archiebald, Timothy and Simeon Clarke, Dwayne,
Kingsley and Henderson Taylor, Craig, Dwayne, Llewelyn, Leroy,
Anson and Angelo Hendfield, Terrance and Junior Henson, Sonny
Williams, Jay and Glyne Delancy, Howard Hall, Maxwell, Vernon and
Kurt Bodie, Bradford and Calvin Dean, Chibchan, Coakhan and Chacoto

Outten; and a host of other relatives and friends including: Pastor
Karol and Glenys Roache, Arthur and Malvese Skippngs, Beatrice
Arthur, Charlotte Armbrister, Cheryl Pinder, Horace and Jane Bullard,
Joan Bowe-McKay, Nurse Henley, Timothy Dean, Basil and Sarah
Rahming, Felix and Villa Stubbs, Edgar and Alice Outten, Pastor Joseph
and Judith Taylor, Albert and Josephine Capron, Adrienne Gilbert &
Family, Nancy Hendfield, Clarence and Beatrice Butler, Monica Gordon,
Chantel Bain, Arabella Black, Dr. Vincent Burton, Dr. Havard Cooper,
Dr. Charity, the Staff of the Rand Memorial Hospital, The Cancer
Association, the Staff of First Caribbean International Bank, Colina
Imperial Insurance Company and Freeport Bible Church and Pre-School



SMITH,. 73

SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2008.

io She Is Survived By Her 4 Daughters:
SMelanie Pedican, Udean Rolle,
* Yolanda Thurston And Norma
Williams; 4 Sons: Millet Kemp, Mosell, Gary And Ashley Smith; 5
Sisters: Winifred Mcdonald, Vivian Cornish, Orlean Rolle, Shirley
Kemp And Louise Wright; 4 Brothers: Edward, George, Greville And
Ronald Rolle; 40 Grandchildren; 20 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great
Great-grandchild; Numerous Nieces, Nephews And A Host Of Other
Relatives And Friends.


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Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
Telephone: (242) 348-2340/348-2131/352-9398/353-7250
P.O. Box F-40557 Freeport, Grand Bahamas



of Water Cay and a resident of Seahorse
Village will be held on Sunday, July
27th, 2008 at 1:00p.m. St. John's
Jubilee Cathedral. Officiating: General
Superintendent John McIntosh;
Assisted by: Rev. Pedyson Balliou and
Minister Evangelist Denise Mather;
Interment made in the Pinder's Point

Left to mourn his passing is his loving and caring wife and friend of 49
yrs who stood by his side through thick and thin, Meldora; 11 Children:
Joel, Henry, Mary, Iram Jr., Thomas, Melissa Young, Becky Pratt,
Zefrick, Zorah, Sarah and Leah Rolle.
28 Grandchildren: Joel Jr., Jarrod, Janice, Aramel, Garvin, Brittany,
Gasi, Iram III, Irami, D'ldron, Mellissa, Shandora, Shanice, Trea, Bodie,
Allissa, Ashton, Ricardo Jr., Rikera, Savanna, Mya, Zefrick Jr., Destiny,
Danielle, Anya, Gena, Kristen, Tra'leah. Adopted children: Collin
Hield, Eric Hield, Gregory Lockhart, Candera Walker, Charlean
Burrows, Kenya Green, Troy Lewis, Zendal Hield, Petra Cooper; Sons-
in-law: Bobby Young, Tracey Rolle, Ricardo Pratt; Daughters-in-
law: Daisy, Anthea, Jackie and Evelyn Lewis; Brothers: Rev Hosea and
Cyril Lewis; Sisters: Rejoiner Carey, and Lillian Hield; Brothers-in-
law: Clifford Hield, William Cooper; Sisters-in-law: Curlena, Margaret,
Joanna and Bernice Lewis, Onita Williams, Blanch Mather, Lillian
O'brien, Virginia Cooper and Christina Hield; Nieces: Ilean, Alice, Iris,
Lurena, Antionette, Linda, Judy, Pamela, Orline Meoshi, Betty, Lavern,
Stephanie, Rachel, Wonda, Barbara, Lashan, Karen, Diana, Estella,
Albertha, Donna, Cherry, Tammy, Patrice, Pharen, Ebbertine, Audrey,.
Icelyn, Pauline, Willimae, Vernice, Christine, Margaritt, Sandra, Clara,
Nishka, Denise, Wilma, Vema, Cilla, Pam, Lydia, Lena, Tracey, Stacey;
Nephews: Henny, Michael, Kenneth Jr., Anderson, Robert, Dan, Teddy,
Hanks, Ossie Jr., Nathaniel, Jefferson, Elvis. Hosea Jr., Jason, Errol,
Darrold, Joey, Nardeo, Kenny, Joshua, Stanley, Gleason, David, Leonard,
Wallace, Gary, Cyril Jr, Garreth, Jacob and Sydney; Nieces-In-Law:
Annie, Melony, Donna, Gwenny, Clara, Linda, Princess, Diana, Mavonna,
Shantel, Wilona, Bianca, Pearl, And Stacy; Nephews-In-Law: Bobby,
Emmitt, Jackson, Wayne, Ricardo, Howard, Hiram, Leroy, Charles,
Diangelous, Jerome, Carlin, Rev. Wendal; Godchildren: Judy, Mary,
Teddy, Errol, Isaiah, Jennifer, Kelly, Cherry and Dave. Mable Russell
and Family MP Kenneth Russell and Family Gregory Moss and family.
Numerous cousins, grand-nieces and Grand-nephews. The East End
Community including Water Cay, The West End Community, Grand
Cay Community, Glenerik International and The staff of Holy Cross,
Fort Lauderdale Florida, Dr. Charity and a host of other relatives and

Family will receive friend at Russell & Pinder's Funeral Home, Eight
Mile Rock on Saturday, July 26th, 2008 from 1:00p.m to 6:00p.m. And
on Sunday, July 27th, 2008 from 12:00 noon to service time at the

Memorial Park,


a resident of Freeport, Grand Bahama,
will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2008
at 2:00 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church,
., Settler's Way, Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Officiating: Pastor Michael Hall;
*' Assisted by: Pastor Howarl Gardiner;
N- Interment made in the: Grand Bahama
Settler's Way, Freeport.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband: Thomas Kelcy Forbes,
Jr.; 2 children: Joshua Alexander Missick & Vonette Malakius; 1
step-son: Kelcy Forbes; 2 sisters: Ebianna P. Smith & Clara M.
Johnson; 1 brother: Samuel Alexander Johnson; 2 adopted mothers:
Rosemary Lightbourne and Majorie Toothe; father & mother-in-law:
Mr. Thomas G. & Carolyn E. Stubbs-Forbes; 2 brothers-in-law:
Shane Williams and Carl Smith; 3 sisters-in-law: Siobhan Johnson,
Jacquelyn Williams and Gloria Forbes; 11 aunts: Ena Thompson
(Palmetto Point Eleuthera), Eloise Johnson (Detroit), Mrs. Irene Higgs,
Margaret Pinder, Emaily, Esther & Clara Stubbs, Gloria Forbes, May
Jane Lettis, Almayda Clarke, & Victoria Pratt; 10 uncles: Rev. Wilfred
Johnson (Detroit), Bede Johnson (Eleuthera), Mr. Higgs, James,
McDonald, John & Elkena Stubbs, Robert, Harold & Albeth Forbes;
5 adopted brothers: David Forbes, Leonard Stubbs, Peter Frazer, Frazer
Peters, Darren Pinder (Eleuthera); 26 nieces and nephews: Ciji, Carlese
& Celest Smith; Dorothera N. F. Clare (Of Nassau), Sharmika, Jacquell
& Ian Gaitor; Antionique Ferguson, Samantha, Samese, Samika,
Samanna, Timothy & Alex Johnson; Brandon & Breon Clare; Sharras
& Sher Williams; Davona, Davanta, & Davia Forbes; Kano, Kaylin,
Kiko, & Kaanen Forbes; Leroy & Princess Dorsette; 1 nephew-in-
law: Roberto Clare (Nassau); 1 godchild: Anthonia Gray; numerous
cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be held on Friday, July 25, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m.
at Russell's & Pinder's Funeral Home, Eighf Mile Rock and on Saturday,
July 26, 2008 from 1:00p.m.: to .,service time at- the church1

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Benjamin Collin "Ben" Davis,
affectionately known as "Bags", 35

\ a resident of Murphy Town, Abaco will
be held on Saturday April 19th, 2008 11
a.m. at Zion Baptist Cathedral Murphy
Town. Officiating will be Rev.
Christopher Dean assisted by other
ministers of the gospel. Interment will
follow in the Murphy Town Public
Cemetery. Services have been entrusted
to Gateway Memorial Funeral Chapel,
I Mount Royal Ave. and Kenwood street.

Left to cherish his memory are his father,
Benjamin B. Davis; four sisters, Sandra
Mckenzie, Helen Forbes, Joy and Cecile
L /Davis; three brothers, Joseph, Hilton and
Sylvan Davis; seven aunts, Verleta Davis,
Willimae Dawkins, Lorraine Farrington, Arementa Mckenzie, Beverly
Davis, Elsie and Inez Knowles; four uncles, Herschel Davis, George
Mckenzie, Leonard Knowles and Benjamin Dawkins; twelve nieces and
eight nephews including, Sable, Natasha, Grethel, Lasasha, Schumir,
Franchesca, Tiffany, Brittany, Christina, Kim, Misty, Keisha, Richard
Jr., Tyrine, Tyler, Denard, Tepedo, Sylvan Jr., Rudy and Dennis; brothers-
in-law, Sterlin Mckenzie and Sherman Forbes; sister-in-law, Addie Davis;
a host of other relatives and friends including, Fritz Bootle and family,
Rev. Stephen Knowles and family, Patrice Johnson and family, Rev.
Kenneth Knowles and family, Eleanor and Bradley Stuart, Lenny Dawkins
and family, godmother Eulamae Gomez, Rex Davis and family, John
Pintard and family, Tishura Mills, Julia Hendfield, Shantique Wright,
Jewel Davis, the staff of Marsh Harbour Government Clinic, Pastor A.B.
Lewis, the staff of the Abaco Club Winding Bay-Ritz Carlton, Bahamas
Hot Mix and staff, Zion Baptist Cathedral family, Bethany Gospel Chapel
family, Victory Tabernacle family, and the entire community of Murphy
-and Dundas Town.

Friends may pay their last respects at the church in Murphy Town on
Friday, from 4 p.m. to service time on Saturday.

Bradley Steven Moss age 37

a resident of Flax Terrace, off Malcolm Road will be held on Saturday
. April 19th, 2008,10.a.m., at The Church of God of. Prophecy East Street.
Officiating will be Bishop Franklyn M. Ferguson assisted by Pastor

Dean Wells Jr. and other ministers of the
gospel. Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens. Services have been
entrusted to Gateway Memorial Funeral
Chapel, Mount Royal Ave. and Kenwood

His memory will forever linger in tbe
hearts of bis wife, Vivette Moss; sons,
Byron, Braxton, Bradley Jr. and stepson
Burton Dean; parents, Daniel and Blossie
Moss; brothers, Daniel Jr., Wesley, Tyrone
and Percy Moss and Wellington Mackey;
sisters, Lucy Cunningham, Patrice
Rahming and Perline Hanna;
grandmother, Olive G. Moss; mother-in-law, Francina Bowles; aunts,
Ludell Pratt, Theresa Taylor and Clodella Arnett; uncles, Randolph Taylor
and Kenneth Dames; brothers-in-law, Ron Cunningham, Lynden Rahming
Sr., Brenwill Hanna Jr., Andrew Thurston and Elroy Saunders; sisters-
in-law, Monique Moss and Nadine Moss; nephews, Ron, Rashad, Rashaun,
Lynden Jr., Lyndero, Jeremiah, Tyrone Jr., Lorenzo, De' Angelo, Leslie,
Wellington Jr. and Antoine; nieces, Daniesha, Danielle, Tyrell, Tyleice,
Tyronae, Shad'e, Weshante, Yulanda, Sherryanne and Shavonne; cousins,
Livingston, Brenmin, Minister Gershim Pratt, Dennis, Kenneth Jr., Lewis
Jr., Gordon, Andy, Leroy, Nancy, Sharon, Olive, Judy, Linda, Christine,
Loreene, Desiree, Fernel, Esther, Hailey, Keva and Edgarory Mackey
and family; close friends, Darren Sweeting, Leroy Sturrup, Jason Knowles,
Alvin Duncanson, Arlington Lewis, Theresa Bonaby, Brian and Maureen
Cartwright, Sebastian Knowles, Ruben Rahming, Marilyn Moultrie,
Newton Bowe and Carvado Bowe; numerous relatives and friends
including, Florence Mackey, Shereta Knowles, Olivia Robinson, Zach,
Pastor Dean Wells and family, Mother Wells and family, Pentecostal
Church of Faith in God family, The Church of God of Prophecy Minnie
St., Philip Fisher, Philip and Shavonne Ferguson, Steven Thompson, the
staff of Bahamas Experience, Richard Moss Tours, the staff of Stuarts
Cove, Terez Wray, Carlos Morley, Devon Sands, Lamont Seymour,
Shavon Clark, Luther Saunders and family, William Copper, Debra
Strachan and the Public Transit Association family, Carmen Bostwick
and family, the staff of the Registrar General Office, Rhoda's Place,
Funshine Academy, See Saw Christian Academy, Mt. Carmel, the
Sweeting family, the Sturrup family, Wayne Saunders, Corporal Spence
and Philip (Skeebo).

Friends may pay their last respects at the funeral home on Friday from
10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until service
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244 Market Street P.O. Box EE-16634
Tel: 322-2070 or 322-2072


.'. If2`_jSTUART-MACKEY, 46

.',; of St. Vincent Road and formerly of
Rolleville, Exuma will be held on Saturday,
July 26th, 2008 at 11:00am at Kemp Road
Ministries, Kemp Road. Officiating will be
'* Rev. Dr. Ivan Ford Butler, Jr., assisted by
other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment will
"follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John
F. Kennedy Drive.

____ Ismae's third son Ryan also died on Thursday,
July 17th following the same traffic fatality
the took her life on Thursday, July 10th.

Left to cherish her indelible memories are her Husband: Hubert Mackey; (3)
Sons: Davey, Denar, & Bernard; (2) Brothers: Rufus "Grinner" & Franklyn
Stuart; (5) Sisters: Cudymae, Edithmae, Eldora Stuart-Butler, Susan Stuart-
Seymour & Lonnie Stuart; (11) Sisters-in-law: Gwendolyn Stuart, Minette
Kemp, Genevamae Gilbert, Lulamae Thompson, Charlotte Culmer, Shannon
Farrington, Joan Carrol, Mary, Joyann & Rosemary Mackey; (6) Brothers-
in-law: Charles Butler, Clifford, Joel, Emmerick, Rubert & Octavius Mackey;
(17) Seventeen Nieces: Rochelle, Jennifer, Devon, Sharmine, Vanessa, Cindyann,
Castina, Kayliesa, Ellyneice, Shandiona, Frankera, Aretha, Earnestine, Shameka,
Daphne Forbes, Deon Bastian & Daphane Stuart; (15) Nephews: Garfield,
Cadwell, Clinton, Felton, Byron, Decaldo, Jayson, Tony, Denereo, Dave Jr.,
Damien, Mark, Edward, Verne II & Dwight Clarke; Adopted Mother: Francina
Nixon; (5) Adopted sisters: Eunice, Deidre, Drucilla, Kenris & Joanne Rolle;
(1) Grand Aunt: Viola Fred Rolle; (1) Grand Uncle: Carroll Smith of Ft.
Lauderdale and a host of other relatives and friends including: Linda, Levina,
Foster, Judymae, Roderick, Luella, Stephanie, Edsil, Margaret, Mireann,
Pandora, Marge Rolle, Ruth and Antoinette Rolle, Rev. Charles Rolle and
family, Arnold, Turnquest, Hughton, Neko, Alvin and Catherine McKenzie,
Kermit Rolle & family, Rolston, Eulces, Billmore, Mae and Alice Munnings,
Eric Strachan, Sandra Mortimer, Holsten Romer, Leroy, Ted, Anthony and
Gilbert Rolle, Lincoln Rolle, Anthony Cooper, Livingston Burns, Mrs. Vinnie
Allen, Carolyn Rolle of Miami Florida & family, Carl Stuart & family, Rev.
Lavina Stuart & family, Rev. Iggerina Taylor, Pearline Rolle and family,
Rowena & Lillian B. Rolle, Angerine Curtis & family, Glen Rolle & family,
Mary McKenzie & family, Jestina Neely & family, Alma Clarke & family,
Ellen Young & family, Esthermae Clarke & family, Dottin Storr & family,
Reka Fox & family, Stafford Munnings & family, Stephen Curtis & family,
Judy Rolle & family, Theresa Rolle-Elliott & family, Rosalyn Mackey &
family, Jackie Lewis & family, Idell Collie & family, Clarise Bodie & family,
Dr. Evernette McPhee & family, Aliceson & Eleane Rolle & family, Rev.
Adam Brown & family, Adam Rolle & family, Rena McPhee & family, Bill
McPhee & family, Judy Bastian & family, Margaret McKenzie & family,
Melvin McKenzie & family, Leotha Romer & family, Eugene Smith & family,
Eullamae Armbrister & family, Morgie Rolle & family, Marionetta Rolle-
Moore & family, Jeffrey McKenzie & family, Melcie Dean & family, Madlin
Robinson & family, Amos & Enoch Taylor, Cedric Williams & family, Rosemary
Wilson & family, Annie Rolle & family, Rev. Salathiel Rolle & family, Rev.
Douglas Rolle & family, Cedric Rolle & family, Wendell & Dencil Rolle &
family, Rev. Dolean Cash & family, Bishop Lawrence Rolle & family, Pastor
Ivan Ford & First Lady Butler and the members of Kemp Road Ministries, Rt.

Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, Hon. Perry G. Christie, Hon. Carl Bethel, Hon.
Cynthia Mother Pratt, Mr. Brave Davis, Management & Staff of Kentucky
Fried Chicken, Principal & Staff of A.F Adderley Junior High School, Principal
& Staff of Columbus Primary School, Administration & Staff of Ministry of
Education, Management & Staff of Crystal Palace Casino, The Cove family,
the entire communities of Collie Avenue, Kennedy Subdivision, Clarke Lane
off Mackey Street; St. Vincent Road and Rolleville, Exuma and too many
others to mention. *

Viewing will be held at Clarke's Funeral Home #244 Market Street on'
Friday, July 25th from 11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. and at the church on Saturday
from 10:00am until service time.


of St. Vincent Road will be held on Saturday,
July 26th, 2008 at 11:00am at Kemp Road
Ministries, Kemp Road. Officiating will be
Rev. Dr. Ivan Ford Butler, Jr., assisted by
other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment will
follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John
F Kennedy Drive.

-" Left to cherish lasting memories of a
. wonderful son, brother, nephew, cousin
and friend are his Father: Bryan Rahming;
Stepfather: Hubert Mackey; (3) Brothers: Davey Gibson, Denar McKenzie,
Bernard Allen and Bryantaino Rahming; (3) Sisters: Tinal, Denise and Javan
Rahming; Step mother: Margaret Munnings; (1) Step brother: Richard
Munnings, (3) Step sisters: Nadia Munnings-Pratt, Shauna & Shandi Hunt-
Brown; (1) Niece: Khayda Hanna; (6) Uncles: Rufus "Grinner" & Franklyn
Stuart, Larry & Patrick Rahming, Nolan Smith & Charles Butler; (8) Aunts:
Cudymae & Edithmae Stuart, Eldora Stuart-Butler, Susan Stuart-Seymour,
Lonnie Stuart, Gwendolyn McPhee-Stuart, Martha & Sheila Rahming; (2)
Grand Uncles: Archie & Hubert Sands, (3) Grand Aunts: Urma Sands-
Wallace, Geneieve Sands-Bethel & Harriet Davis, (46) Cousins: Shantel
Gilbert, Patricia Rahming, Latoya, Hubert Jr., Kevin, Andrew & Darren Sands,
David & Ian Bethel, Eldridge, Barry, Perry, Mark, Deborah Davis, Rochelle,
Jennifer, Devon, Sharmine, Vanessa, Cindyann, Castina, Kayleisa, Ellyneice,
Shandiona, Frankera, Aretha, Earnestine, Shameka, Daphne Forbes, Deon
Bastian, Daphne Stuart, Garfield, Cadwell, Clinton, Felton, Byron, Decaldo,
Jayson, Tony, Denero, Dave Jr., Damian, Mark, Edward, Vernell and Dwight
Clarke and a host of other relatives and friends including, Rev. J. Carl Rahming
and family, Ivan Knowles, Ricardo Stubbs and family, Theresa Rolle Elliott
and Julian Madline Robinson and family, Staff of Pro-Shine Car Wash and the
entire Class of 2009 Government High School especially Julian Elliott, Jr.,
Alex, T.K., Michael, Darius, Andre, Keith, Wellington, Rueben, Aubrian,
Esther, Shantara, Ashley and the entire communities of Collie Avenue, Kennedy
Subdivison, Clarke Lane off Mackey Street and St. Vincent Road.

Viewing will be held at Clarke's Funeral Home #244 Market Street on
Friday, July 26th from 11:00am to 6:00p.m. and at the church on Saturday
from 10:00am until service time.


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Pemeritte's Xuneran ^4mzte
MARKET STREET P.O. BOX GT-2097 TEL: 323-5782

Hilton Cleveland "Pa"
Bridgewater, 73
a resident of Mason Addition, & formerly
of Forbes Hill, Exuma, will be held at New
Free Community Holiness Bapist Church,
., SMalcolm Allotment West, on Saturday at
11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor
Stanley G. Ferguson Senior Pastor, assist
by Associate Pastor Jennifer Ferguson.
Interment follows in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, JFK Drive.

Left to cherish his precious memory are his loving wife of 46 years Mrs.
Doris Bridgewater; loving daughters, Assoc. Pastor Jennifer Ferguson,
Dawn Bridgewater, Mrs. Rochelle Richards; adopted daughters, Mrs.
Katie Clarke and Ms. Sherrell Hanna; loving son, Hansel Moss; adopted
son, Aaron Bridgewater; 3 sisters, Ms. Gloria Bullard of Freeport, Mrs.
Faydora Hanna and Sybil Wright; adopted brother, Mr. Wilton Stuart;
sons-in-law, Pastor Stanley G. Ferguson and Deacon Huel Richards;
grandchildren, Quetell and George Duncombe, Racquel, Shantell, Stanya
Ferguson, Riche, Huel Ill and Amber Richards; great grandchildren,
Joshua and Justin Duncombe; brother-in-law, Mr. Reginald Hanna; sister-
in-law, Mrs. Eula Bridgewater; grandmother, Estella Bridgewater of
Freeport; aunts, Cynda McKenzie of Miami and Shirley Weech of Freeport;
nieces, Min. Alberta Strachan, Clarise Bridgewater, Vicky, Excerella,
Ravanna, Jennifer, Bridgette, Denise, Shannon, Paula, Deidre, Patrice,
Keva, Melanie, Sheneka, Chandira, Breanna, Brittany, Anastacia McPhee,
Valrie Bridgewater,Shriska, Estell Evans; nephews, Joseph (Big) Chuckie
Bridgewater, Charles (Lil) Chuckie Bridgewater, Tevor, Brock and Fabian
Bridgewater, Ricardo and Rodger Hanna, Bradley and Brenton Wright,
Tyrone Sears, Bradley Sears; numerous grand nieces and nephews;
cousins, Rev. Tony Hanna, Basil Ferguson, Rodney Clarke, Leonard Jr.
Bridgewater, Ruth, Synthia Fritz of Freeport, Patrick, Rev. Rolston Smith,
Epsay, Ikena, Creola Doris, Lorrana Blovena, Eloise Dollymae, Jennymae,
Deacon Vern and Nevis Ferguson, Alvilda Black, Katieann, Neka Alice
Glinton, Alfred, Theresa and Patsy Bridgewater, Melvina, Bertram, Ozzie
Gerguson, Martha Ferguson, Bertha Ferguson, Shirley Bridgewater, Basil
Sears, Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Ferguson; close relatives and friends including,
Evang. Mary Richards and family, Mr. Cleveland Mycklewhyte, Betty
Adderley and family, Mrs. Cynthia Brown and family, Pastor Carrie Taylor,
Agnes Allen and family, Sherry Brown and family, Nehemiah and Maxine
Allen and family, Mrs. Outten, Pastor Denise Whymns, Oscar Rolle and
family, Pastor Vincent and Dorothy Moss, Dr. Eugene Gray, Dr. Williamson
Chea, Nurses of the Fleming Street Clinic, Deaconess Alberta Stuart,
Louise Gibson and family, Normalee Clarke and family, Deacon Foster
Knowles, Rev. Franklyn Clarke, Esther Ferguson, Portia Newbold, Rochelle
Wilson and family, Pearlene Whymns and family, New Free Community
Holiness Baptist Church, First Baptist church family, Deaconess Grace
Strachan, Rosalie Williams and family, Rosalie Rolle and family, Mercita
Johnson and family, Carliss Ferguson and family, Health and Life Dept.
of Insurance Management (Bah) Ltd., Harry B. Sands Lobosky and Co,
Mr. Ray and Johnathan Chee-aton, Mr. Locksley Knowles, theresa Taylor
and family, the Domino gang from the Bird nest and other relatives and
friends too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church

from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


Hilton Andrew
McIntosh, 39

a resident of Market Street, will be held
at First Baptist Church, Market Street, on
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be
Rev. Dr. Earle Francis, assisted by Bishop
Trevor Williamson, Rev. Gladstone Patton
and other ministers. Interment follows in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive.

S__ Left to mourn his passing are his loving
wife, Glendamae, two children Andrew
and Andrea; his parents, Idell and Hilton McIntosh J.P.; grandmothers,
Nathalie McIntosh and. Jessiemae King; father-in-law, Amos Gaitor;
brothers, Sherman, Elsworth, Jarvis, Elrad and Eleazor McIntosh; sisters,
Samantha Bastian, Christianna Gibson and Celeste McIntosh; brothers-in-
law, Keith Bastian, Keyno Gibson, Charles, Lynden and Sean Gaitor,
Locksley Brown and James Colebrooke; sisters-in-law, Bernadette and
Jacquelyn McIntosh, Arlene Brown, Francetta Colebrooke, Nicole and
RoseMarie Gaitor; aunts, Joy Bella, Rev.Priscola Roberts, Annamay
Mortimer, Pandora Palacious, Rosemary Smith, Estel, Althamese, Ruthmae,
Lenadette, Paulette, Estel and Selma King, Essie and Susan McIntosh and
Dorothy Laing; grand uncle, Alfred Dean of Miami; uncles, Lawrence,
Earnest of Freeport, Ural, Mervin of Los Angeles, Basil Norrison, Elvis
Palacious of Inagua, Nelson, Ezra, Tim Brennan, Dani and David King,
Phicol Smith and Ricky Dean, Carl and Keith Rolle; nephews, Keith Jr.,
Keiron Bastian, Elson, Sherman Jr., Daquan, Damarcus, Brean McIntosh,
Tyreke Ferguson; nieces, Wendy Larimore, Sasha Johnson, Brandie
McIntosh and Samaigha Gibson; other relatives and friends, Maudline
King, Pearline McKenzie, Arabella Tinker, UellaMae, Eraline Wilson,
Freddie Stubbs, Wellington King, Levi Wilson, Ivan King, Wrights, Hanna,
Sharon Polard, Leonara Newbold, Johnny, Jeffrey, Christina King, Maralin,
Sandra, Christine, Rev. Godfrey Bain, Kodia, Phicala Smith, Tamara,
Kenya, Warren, Troy Mandela, Gilda, Teddie, Cheryl Campbell, Craig
Laing, Janee' Johnson, Kayla Lightbourne, Carlton Rolle, Bishop Trevor
and First Lady Sharon Williamson, Rev. Earle and Marjorie Francis, The
Bullard, Cox and Rose family, Neil Davis, Monique Williamson, Elvander
and Sandra McIntosh, Doris Gomez, Danda King, Dorothy King, Madie
McKenzie, Emerald Patton and family, Mavis Dean, Rev Hinsey and
family, Edney Pickstock and family, Staff of B.E.C, Deangelo Scott,
Armestra and Arnesha McIntosh, Sherry Bullard, Mary Churtum, The
Archer's and Romer's family, Grace Johnson, Carmen Smith, Carolyn
Smith, Rochelle Stuart, Mark and Gaylene Pinder, The Hall's and Brissett's
family, Mrs. Sandra Bridgewater, Mrs. Julie Davis, The Rev. Joseph
Knowels, Ragged Island Street, Garden Hills #1, Yellow Elder Gardens
and Market Street South Neighbourhoods, First Baptist Church family,
Trinity Full Gospel Baptist Church family, Christ The King, ACM family,
Community Holiness Church family, Inagua and Cat Island communities,
Class of 1986 A.F. Adderley and many other family and friends too
numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday from 9:00
a.m.-12:00 noga and a the. church from IQ0 p.m. until service time.

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Joseph Eugene "Budds"
Saunders Sr., 54

a resident of Sir Lynden Pindling Estates &
formerly of The Cove, Cat Island, will be
S held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church,
Kemp Road, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev'd Fr. Joseph L.
Mycklewhyte, assisted by Rev'd Angela
Palacious. Interment follows in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to mourn and cherish his fond memory
are, his wife of twenty-six (26) years, Donna Mae Saunders; four (4) sons,
Bertram, Demond, William, Joseph Jr.;One (1) daughter, Donette Saunders;
one (1) Sister Maria Saunders of the Cove Cat Island; one (1) daughter-in-
law, Dianna Saunders; five (5) grandchildren, Bertram Jr., Cameron, Joeisha
and Alexander Saunders Jr.; Shavargo Seymour; step mother, Lizarene Saunders
of the Cove Cat Island; two uncles, Rev. Garnet Hepburn of the Cove Cat
Island and Rev. Prince Hepburn; one (1) adopted brother, Inspector Kipling
Rolle; one adopted son, Marvin Johnson; foster parents, Zeak & Dorothy
Taylor; three (3) foster brothers, Michael, Ike & Terry; one (1) foster sister,
Maria Taylor; mothers-in-law, Glendina Cash, Lucinda Allen, Carmelia
Mckinney; father-in-law, Leonard Mckinney; greatgrand father-in-law, Howard
Kemp; sisters-in-law, Bernice Johnson, Judith Newbold of Freeport, Leading
Women Marine Linda Allen of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Greta
Miller, Judith Rolle, Lenora Bethell, Dorothy and Henrietta Allen, Deandria
McKinney; adopted sister-in-law, Margaret Rolle; brothers-in-law, Hubert
Allen, Keith Dorsette of Miami, Fla., Jerry, Donald, Sgt. 1666 Dwight Smith,
Derick Miller Sr., Sgt. 460 Dwayne Rolle, Eugene Mackey Sr., Dwayne and
Dwight McKinney; nieces and nephews, Shanricka Bain, Jermaine Williams,
Ramond Szymone, Derick Jr., Amanda, Devin, Jahrett, Elijah Miller, Eythan
Rolle, Javanique and Tavis Gibson, Keno Stubbs, Amya Richardson and
Owenisha Pierre, Roena and P. C. 535 Kipling Rolle Jr; other relatives and
friends including, Merlene and Daniel Romer, Ruthmae and Nelson King,
Maebree and Emmanqel Johnson William Major, Prince and Princess Brown,
Irene and Elenor Dorsette, Louise Saunders and family, Maxine Stevens and
family, Elvis and Cleveland Ramsey and family, Clara Hepburn and family,
Letha Hepburn, Rose Thompson and family, IceyIn Kempiand family, Minerva
Ash and family, The McKinney family, Marina Oliver Iand family, Pamela
Miller and family, Dr. Eugene Gray and family The Hepburn family, The
Ramsey family, The Moncur family, The Sweeting's family, The Turners, The
Kings family, The Allen's family, Hilda Glinton and family, The Armbrister
family, The Curtis family; special friends, Sheila Bain and family, Wilbert
and William Miller, Lavonia Roxbury and family, Alice Ramsey and family,
Jack Curtis and family, Alison Deveaux, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rolle and family,
Elliott and Archie Smith and family, Izona Clarke and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Granville Weech and family, Kirsti Sears and family, Patrick Glinton and
family ,Gloria Fowlers and family Glensworth Strachan and family, Nicola
Taylor and family, Kevin Bethell and family, Tyrone Taylor; godchild, Anabell
Hepburn, The Sutton Street family, Members of the Band Club, The William's
Lane family, Caroll Hepburn, Doctors and Staff of Male Medical I &II, The
Dialysis-Unit, St. Margaret's Church family, Rev. Ethan Ferguson, The
Newbold's family, The Gray's family, The Cash family, Maggie and Nathalie
Cartwright, Era Hanna and family, Jackie Marshall and family, Valarie King
and family, McKinney Bancroft and Hughes family, Star Track Meat family,
Charleene Allen and familyPhilips Sailmakers family, Bank Of The Bahamas
family, Mr. and Mrs. Buinyan Roberts arid family, Mr. -an),M .gvyr,D.dnes

and family, Susan Bethell and family, Sir Lynden Pindling Estate Community
family and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Dementte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from
10:00 a.m. until service time.

Seymour-Hart, 89

a resident of Lincoln Blvd, and formerly of
Knowles, Cat Island, will be held at The
Church of God of Prophecy, East Street
Tabernacle, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Bishop Franklin M.
S .-Ferguson, Bishop Woodley C. Thompson
and Minister Kendal C. Simmons. Interment
follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her memory are adopted
son, George Rolle and his wife Grace,
adopted daughter, Inell Williams; nieces, Naomi Smith, Agnes Saunders,
Delores Munnings, Elcina Duncombe, Margaret 'Bowe, Frances Butterfield,
Lauretta Roberts and Phyllis Johnson; nephews, Emerson Rolle, Edmund
Campbell, Anthony Rolle; grandnieces, Cheresa Roach, Inell Maycock,
Georgina Noville, Charlene Rolle, Zoia Rolle, Janet Rolle, Neka Coleby Joni
Saunders, Dania Munnings, Donya McPhee, Marva Smith, Dawn Clarke,
Wanda Sturrup, Shonell Pinder, De' Andre Ingraham, Novia Etienne, Philippa
Pinder, Stancia Lockhart, Latoya, Demarska, Dionysis, Tenicia, Shaniqua and
Nadia Campbell, Genea Noel, Tomonique Butterfield and Symonne Johnson;
grandnephews, Ednel, Kirk, Robert, Gavin, Theodore, Glen, Emerson Jr.,
Vaughn, Arthel, Marcian, Renardo, Renaldo and Carlysle Rolle, Darvin
Munnings, Robert and Aaron Johnson, Alfred, August and Joshua Campbell,
Anwar Butterfield, Dario, Boisy, Duran and Gary Roberts, Marvin and Ross
Smith, Patrick Sturrup, Brian Bethel and Noel Duncombe; grandchildren,
Dr. Rochelle Williams-Kurlinski, Hartley Williams; godchildren, Enamae
Cox; bosom friends and other relatives, Muriel Rolle, Patricia Barrett, Allen
Hanna, Dr. Glen Beneby and Family, Nora McClain and family, Bishop
Franklin Ferguson and family, Patricia Saunders, Laverne Bridgewater, Monica
Rolle, Gretchen Nelson, Shelley Bethell, Bishop Brice Thompson and family,
Sister McDonald, Ms Beulah, Diana Hepburn, Denise Taylor, Miriam Wright,
Winifred Williamson, Annamae Butler, Sheena Pratt, Keva Farquharson and
family, Flora Penn and family, Bishop Delegal Seymour and family, Leonard
Rose and family, Coralee Sturrup and family, Esther Thompson and family,
Enid Sawyer and family, Fr. Alex, Patrick and Norinan Seymour and family,
Eureka Watson and family, Alphonso Seymour and family, Hartman Moncur
and family, Albertha Miller, Rosemary Archer, Melissa Darling-Collie,
Osbourne and Rev. Garnet King, Alice Moncur, The Edwards, King, Pratt,
Newbold, Seymour, Moncur, Hepburn, Beckles, Bain, Munnings, Bowleg,
Pinder and Johnson families of Knowles Cat Island, The Church of God of
Prophecy family especially East Street Tabernacle and Minnie Street and other
friends too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church
from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
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Miriam Theresa
Thompson Strachan, 80

a resident of Soldier Road and formerly of
Gregory Town, Eleuthera, will be held at St.
Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Gregory
P Town, Eleuthera, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Monsignor John Johnson,
assisted by Rev. Godfrey Bethell. Interment
Follows in Gregory Town Public Cemetery.

Left to cherish her memory are her 4
daughters, Margaret Winters, Registered Nurse
Michelle Mortimer, Dina Johnson and Jacqueline Strachan; 4 sons, Alsworth,
Noral and Newton Strachan and Penston Gibson; 2 adopted daughters, Vernita
Mackey and Colette Jones; 16 grandchildren, Jarrad, Jacoby, Jervito and Jeremiah
Johnson, Techelle and Tyrese Sands, Ettamae Thompson, Judy Horton, Angela
Wood, Tyrone Thompson, Brent Spence, Mary, Lisa, Noel and Kevin Strachan;
2 sons-in-law, Shelmar Winters and Jerome Johnson; 2 daughters-in-law, Maceular
Strachan and Shantell Gibson; 5 sisters, Wealthy Thompson, Ruth Mackey, Agusta
Cartwright, Mary Cambridge and Gwendolyn Francis; 1 brother, Willie Maurice;
2 brothers-in-law, Wilfred Mackey and Davis Francis; numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Thursday and on Friday in Gregory Town, Eleuthera
from 7:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday.

Phillip John "Philly"

Strachan, 49

a resident of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, will be
held at Church of Christ, Marsh Harbour, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor
William Miller, assisted by Evangelist Jason
Quashie. Interment follows in Coffy Memorial
Cemetery, Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother,
Lilla Strachan; adopted father, Louis Key;
son, Gregory Strachan; daughters, Phillipa,
Velma, Isabella and Gabrielle Strachan; adopted daughters, Taka Davis, Patricia
Curry and Sinclair King; father-in-law, Robert Ferguson; sons-in-law, Topedo,
Davis and Quinten Penn; grandchildren, Malik, Destiny and Vonzell Strachan,
Donneisha and Wynsome Penn; brothers, Roderick and Herbert Strachan, Kermy
Brown, Randy and Henry Key; sisters, Greta Culmer, Ruby Rolle, Courtney
Chandler, Melody McWilliams and Serena Brown-Simms; sisters-in-law, Marie
Strachan, Nioka Brown, Wynsome, Nicole, Agatha and Ronnalee Ferguson, Myrtis
Russell, Lula Tyschewicz and Alfreda Sears; brothers-in-law, Francisco Chandler,
Leslie Rolle, Fritz, Eugene, John and Cedric Ferguson and Johnny Deal; special
friends, Isabel Deal and Donnalee Ferguson; uncle, David Strachan; aunts,
Bernice Brown, Estelle Mclfitosh, Eva and Rena Adderley, Ruby Fox, Ethelee
Cleare, Nell Strachan, Harriet Archer, Gleaka Campbell and Sybil Archer; nephews,
Carlington Stuart, Brennan, Brendon, Melvin and Rodney Strachan, Jamari Rolle,
Ricardo Chandler, Darren Russell, Nicconor Jr., Shalon Alexander, Benjamin
Allen, Shavalo Roberts, Robert, Lonnie, Kurt and Thomas Key; nieces, Canishka
Alexander, Marisa Allen, Shazah and Leandra Rolle, Megan and Diana Strachan,

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Virginia Roberts, Candace Thurston and Xatia; other relatives and friends
including, Josephine and Katrina Adderley, Lloyd Deveaux and family, Shannon
Dames, Desiree, Malena, Davente and Ernest Scott, the Cleare family of New
York, Dorothy Jacques and family, Whitlene, Herbert, Otis and Shirley Strachan,
Neil and Dwayne Adderley, Nikkita and Gladston Rankin, Tishura Mills, Tanya,
Makita and Anika McIntosh, Wesley, Rev. Carl, Patrice, Eleanor and Monique
Campbell, Nadeen Beneby, Anya, Laveta and Allison Fox, Sheryl Russell, Rebecca
and Hudson Simms, Valerie Duncombe, Tyronne Williams, Beulahmae Rutherford,
Stafford Deveaux, Una, Alice, Winnie, Otis and Kenny Wring, Elsemae Burrows,
Dr. Olga Clarke, Rosetta Deveaux, Sylvy Cooper and family, Almeta Sands,
Barbara Reckley, Dolly Mills, Honourable Edison Key and family, Mrs. Lord,
Mavis Moncur, Antionette Smith, Kayla and Vanessa Lockhart, Carrington
Lightbourne, the Baillou family, Walter and Virgie Lightbourne and family, Robert
and Mellie McKinney, Shawn Francis, Lisa Pinder, Glen McDonald, Leonard
Edgecombe and family, Alcedy Jean, Victor Russell and family, Wayne Archer,
Ernestine Albury, the Clarke family, the entire Abaco communities, George and
the Sears family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m. on Thursday and on Friday at the church in Marsh
Harbour, Abaco from 5:00 p.m. until service time.
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Taylor, 78

a resident of Smith Lane, will be held at St.
Barnabas Anglican Church, Wulff and Baillou
Hill Roads, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Fr. Roderick Bain and Fr.
Michael Maragh. Interment follows in St.
Barnabas Cemetery, Moore Ave.
t ad Fond and precious memory will forever linger
n iLsin the hearts of her two daughters, Miss
Stephanie and Angela Bain; four sons,
Reginald, Hesley, William and Anthony Bain; forty grandchildren, Deangelo,
Sheniqua, Demetrius, Alonda, Standeria, Shadia, Kyeshon' Zanolie, Angelo,
Shamar, Rasheen, Sean, Nikia, Tourshika, Stacey, Dante', Shaniska, Vanessa,
Hester, Kenva, Anthonique, Angel, Antonio, Bernard, Raynard, Lanard, Bernadette,
Duran, Tyshula, Cenario, Ronisco, Achaz, Nicario, Tyshnyque, Tyzel, Tazmia,
Samantha, Antoinette, Alonzo and Trenell; twenty-seven great grand children;
one brother, Frank Minnis of Staniel Cay, Exuma; nineteen nieces, Inza Taylor,
Bernadette and Antoinette Knowles, Janneth Dean, Shyvonne Cooper, Vendale
Brown, Seanalea Lewis, Gerthlyn Edgecombe, Deaconess Marsha King, Patsy,
Cynthia, Linda, Eldora, Jean, Dot, Gaylean, Ernestine, Nyokia and Portia; thirteen
nephews, Reggie, Donnie, Preston, Perry, Hugh, Tex, Wellington, James, Daniel,
Shane Dean, Alphonso, Ken Forbes; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Idamae Bain,
Mrs. Lydia Cunningham; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Eunal McKenzie and Mrs.
Edna Bain; host of other relatives and friends including, Mrs. Beverley Smith,
Evangelist Brenda Maycock, Florssita Nottage-Bain, Beulah Hart, Mr. Felix
McCartney, Funteene Forbes, Mrs. Coral Bosfield and family, Mrs., Margeret
Hanna and family, Nancy Knowles and family, Sandy Taylor and family, Veronica
Pennerman, Janice Watkins-Sturrup, Tysha Bastian, Deborah Brown, Wilfred
Taylor and family, Annvelda George and family, Hepburn family, Point Kitchen
Harbor Side, the entire Quakoo Street family, Aaron Bridgewater and family,
Emerita Rolle, Diamara Caladza and family and Sabrina Adderley.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street,
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 9:00
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Mr. Thomas Benjamin
McKinney, 52
of Mount Tabor Drive, Pinewood Gardens and formerly
of Deep Creek Eleuthera, will be held on Saturday, July
26, 2008 at 2pm at New Lively Hope Baptist Church,
Jerome Avenue and-Chesapeake Road. Rev. Dr. A..Shelton
Higgs, assisted by Rev. James Pennerman and Rev. Hilbert

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Kemp Road and

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Ground Long Island,
will be held at
SSt.Margaret's Anglican
Church, Kemp Road, on Friday July 25th, 2008
at 11am. Interment will be at St. Margaret's

He is survived by his wife, Alice Bowe Adderly;
2 sons, Mitchigan and Hezron Adderley; 5
daughters, Karen Adderley Major, Visna, lisa,
Tanique and Dedra Adderly; 29 grandchildren,
Hezron Adderley Jr., Angelica, Lateka, David,
Tanesha, Fabian, Visna, Kim, Derek, Keith,
Lauren, Latisha, Aaron, D'angelo, Shantish,
Mitchlyn, Mitchell, Alice, and Mitchigan Jr.
Adderley Carron and Lovan Major, Elicia,
Tenesha and J. Stubbs; Lavonne Turner, Macio
Calma, Angel and Adino Amos; 1 great grand,
Kalin Adderley; 2 sisters, Elma Cockburn of
Nassau and Jelelah Knowles of Simms Long
Island; 1 brother, Henry Adderley; 3 nieces,
Magnola Edden, Elavese and Janet Knowles;
2 nephews, Kevin and Bernal Knowles; 1
brother-in-law, Cleophas Knowles; and
numerous other relatives and friends.

Friends may pay their last respect at The Rock
of Ages Funeral Chapel on Wulff Road and
Pinedale, on Thursday from 10am until 6pm;
and at the church from 10am until service time.

Flowers will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn
Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road. M E _
The Radiance of this "Garnet of a Gem" will always glow in the hearts of his:
Six Sons: Quacy Pinder, Quincy Sr., Kevin, Hugo, Jamaal and Dario McKinney;
Five Daughters: Shebelle Oliver, Faye, Tiffany, Tameka and Tamara McKinney;
Fifteen Grand Children Including: Ronald Jr., Ronsard, Ryan and Riana Oliver, Taejon
and Terrell Pander, Quincy Jr., Unique, Donnish, Hogue, Shania, Kavana and Hugnisha
Father: Paul McKinney Sr.;
Mother: Marion Sands;
Step Mother: Rosena McKinney;
Five Brothers: Owen Sr., Quincy, Paul Jr. and Mark McKinney;
Three Adopted Brothers: Albert Sands, Robert Pinder and Mervin Sweeting;
Five Sisters: Helen Knowles, Karen McKinney, Nedra McKinney-Woodside, Sandra and
Lorrie Sands;
Nephews Including: John Knowles Jr., Michello Blatch, Owen Jr., Akeem, Kayden, John,
Jaycel and Jahrian McKinney;
Nieces Including: K'Sidra, Sawyer, K'Vonne, Krystina, Ifarina, Taniqua and Angelica
McKinney, Krystal Saunders and Sarah Woodside;
Three Uncles: Alfred Sr., Joe and Henry Mckinney;
Three Aunts: Lucy and Eunice Sands and Olga Thompson;
One Son-in-law: Ronald Oliver Sr.;
Two Daughters-in-law: Kerensa and Janice McKinney;
Two Brothers-in-law: John Knowles Sr. and Clayton Woodside Sr.;
Two Sisters-in-law: Sharon and Sophia Mckinney;
Cousins Including: Sheilamae, Rochelle and Gary Sands, Joanette Pinder, Vanderlyn
Anderson, Sheryl and Brendalee Clarke, Alfred Jr., Andrew, Floyd, Joel, Dwight, Donavan,
Crevon, Charlene, Adline, Alviria, Rowena and Claire McKinney,
Curlene Taylor, Angela Thompson, Oria Cartwright, Darlene Anderson, Mr. Elroy and Mrs.
Patina Lockhart, Carmena Miller, Harriet, Rosemary, Roslyn, Terrel, Eulamae, Lawrence
of Pompano Beach Florida, Melvina, Lecia, Dedrie, Leteria, Shannon, Chekera, Bernal,
Kandal, Garvin, Glen, Julian and Douglas;
Other Loving Family and Friends Including: Bernice, Mr. Oral and Mrs. Geneva Pinder,
Cyril Anderson, Whitney Evans, Alvira and Merlene Munnings, Melvern Ferguson, Rosalie
Munroe, Ruby Whyte, Colan Taylor, Kim Sweeting, Ellen Knowles, Earlin Sands, Sonia
Forbes, Charmine and Janet King, Dianna Rolle, Bernell Miller, Alcetha Knowles, Desnye
and Antionette Smith, Roslyn Gibson, Rolland and Desiree Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Saunders, Kayla and Kenya Colbroke, Sonia, Whitney, Rocky, Deep Creek Development
Association, Conch Fest, Deep Creek Eleuthera and Pinewood Gardens Community;
Special Thanks-To: Nurse Sylvia Novella, Oncology Staff Princess Margaret Hospital.
Visitation will be in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company
Ltd. #20 Claridge Road on Friday, July 25, 2008 from 2pm to 6pm and at New Lively Hope
Baptist Church, Jerome Avenue and Chesapeake Road on Saturday, July 26, 2008 from
12:30pm to service time.

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together for
S. the closing
session of the
Church of God
of Prophecy
East Street
Vacation Bible
School 2008,
students are
reminded of.
their impor-
tance to God.
and the critical
role they play
in advancing
His kingdom
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USING a time of fun,
fellowship and learning
to reach out to the com-
munity in ministry, the Church of
God of Prophecy East Street
Tabernacle conducted two weeks
of Vacation Bible School (VBS)
again this year, offering church
members and neighbourhood
parents a safe, spiritual environ-
ment for their children during the
summer months.
SEE page 27

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PG 24 Thursday, July 24, 2008

RELIGION The Tribune

35 yea r

) IN the natural any 35-year M
old man or woman who seems
to be digressing rather than
progressing, especially in key
areas of his or her life, is an
individual that is in need of
special/professional help if positive i
they are expected to lead a passionate
productive life. nologies
Next year this same time the really wai
Bahamas will be going through its 36th row? Is i
Independence exercise and celebra- nation .of
tions. As a proud Bahamian I'm some- computer
what perplexed and very disappointed discoveries
at where we are as a nation today as it Look a
relates to our methods of operation, dollars th
and our level of immaturity and ments spe
advancement in many key areas. ior) rathe
If we're going to be a mature, suc- money in
cessful nation in the western hemi- children f
sphere we've got to stop playing the Wow!
religious/political games. It's time that Bahamas
we as a people stop accepting medioc- our lead
rity from our leaders, otherwise we will Bahamas
forever be nothing more than a nation worldwide
filled with Junkanoos. not the
There was a time whenever someone advanced
was referred to as a Junkanoo, he/she turning, hi
was meant to be a joker or clown. To discoveries
show how committed we are to pro- little or n
during Junkanoos we've established less, eloc
an entire ministry within the today; ho,
Government to ensure the develop- The pol
ment and to preserve the culture of along witl
jokers and clowns, religious
Nations that are expecting to make the childr

old ch


mpacts in today's society are
te about equipping and
their youth in modern tech-
and discoveries. What do we
nt for the Bahamas of tomor-
t a nation of Junkanoo or a
trail blazers in technology,
s, other breakthroughs and
t the hundreds/thousands of
at various educated govern-
;nd on Junkanoo (senior/jun-
r than seriously investing that
educating and preparing our
or tomorrow.
Can you imagine what the
of tomorrow would be like if
ers had some vision? The
would be the envy of nations
e, but unfortunately this is
case. It is evident that
technology, serious manufac-
gh scaled farming, medical
s and breakthroughs are of
10 importance to the vision-
quent speaking leaders of
w sad.
iticians, both PLP and FNM,
h their business partners (the
leaders) should do right by
en of tomorrow and apolo-


gise for not having a clear, visionary
plan that they can run with.
It does this nation no good for vari-
ous persons or leaders with ulterior
motives to say that we have a national
vision when it's not clearly written; in
speaking to one of His watchmen of
the city, namely Habakkuk here's what
Yahweh said to him.
Habakkuk 2:2 And the Lord
answered me and said, "Write the vision
and make it plain upon tables, that he
may run that readeth it."
Here's what is so frightening about
the forecast of the Bahamas; most of
the notable religious leaders (supposed
to be watchmen) of this country are so
busy merchandising the gospel to the
point that they can't see the Godly
vision of the Bahamas.
I know that this will offend many,
but do I care? No, not one bit, because
I don't have time to play the reli-
gious/political game. Our nation is in
big trouble, families are being
destroyed and negatively impacted
everyday by murders and other serious
crimes. The many facets of lawlessness
that we're experiencing today are due
to the great lack of vision by our lead-
ership pool straight across the board
(political, religious and civic). The
scripture does not say "that where
there is no vision, the leaders perish"
but rather it says in Proverbs 29:18,
Where there is no vision, the people per-
ish: but he that keepeth the law. happy is
Are our people perishing everyday

on our streets and in their homes?
(Yes) The politicians have positioned
themselves and are cutting financial
deals left, right and centre so that dur-
ing and after their term in the political
arena they will be financially set.
Thirty five years of independence
and not one of our leaders can con-
vincingly and clearly explain to a 9th or
10th grade student where we're going
as a nation; all they're able to say is
that "on July 10, 1973 the Bahamas
became an independent nation".
Since the passing of the baton from
Sir Lynden 0 Pindling and the other
forefathers of this great country, the
recipients of the leadership baton have
and are yet doing a very good job in
failing to prepare our nation's youth to
be all that God has called and ordained
them to be.
Due to our leadership's lack of a
national vision, our youth are being
trained to fulfill the visions of every
foreign investor that sees the many
golden opportunities that lie through-
out the length and breadth of the
Bahamas. What is independence? How
independent are we? Wake up
Join Pastor Brendalee and myself
along with the family of Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Centre Int'l, every Sunday
morning @ 10:30am and Thursday nights
@ 7:30pm at the Bishop Michael Eldon
Auditorium. For questions, comments or
speaking engagements contact us via e-
mail pastormallen@yahoo.com or ph 225-
3850 or 1-242-441-2021

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80th anniversary of the
Mendel Medal, which is
given by Villanova University
to recognize the compatibili-
ty scientific accomplishment
and religious conviction is
being marked in 2008
Villanova a Catholic univer-
sity, has declared the
upcoming school year to be
"Year of Mendel" and is
sponsoring a traveling exhib-
it on the genetics pioneer at
the Academy of Natural
Sciences in Philadelphia.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008 PG 25

Let both of them grow to

0 AND the slaves of the
household came and said to
him, "Master, did you not sow
good seed in your field?
Where, then, did these weeds
come from?"
He answered, "An enemy has done
this." The slaves said to him, "Then do
you want us to go and gather them?"
But he replied, "No; for in gathering the
weeds you would uproot the wheat
along with them."
And one of the slaves answered, "Not
me, Master, for I know exactly the dif-
ference between wheat and weeds."
And he went out and began to pull out
the weeds, but some of them turned out
to be wheat as the master had foretold.
Matthew 13:24-43
This was the gospel reading of last
week in many Christian Churches.
There was one striking feature of the
parable of the Wheat and the Weeds
that is easy to overlook that is the bal-
ance and maturity, of the servants. If
there were immature or unbalanced
servants among them, the parable might
have ended in a different way, such as
Many Christians today are like such
over-zealous servants who could not tol-
erate the evil weeds. In their zeal to


serve God they go on a crusade against
those they perceive as evil with the
intention of cleaning up the church, the
nation or the world. In the end they dis-
cover they have made a big mistake.
Imagine the surprise and shock the
servants must have felt when they went
to the farm owner to report the pres-
ence of the weeds in the farm and asked
for permission to go and pull them out.
As far as the servants were concerned
that was the right thing to do in order to
maximize output, as any good farmer
knows. Why then did the farm owner
restrain them from pulling out the
weeds? We can think of two reasons.
1. The master knew that the wheat
would survive in spite of the presence of
the weeds. The weeds might inconven-
ience the wheat temporarily, but they
would not choke them to death or take
over the farm.
2. Now this is crucial, he knew how
difficult it was to distinguish between
the wheat and the weeds. They look so
much alike. Only at harvest time could
they be distinguished for sure by their
fruits. If it were possible to distinguish

with accuracy the weeds from the wheat
he would probably not have prevented
them. But he prevented them for this
one reason, "lest in gathering the weeds
you root up the wheat along with
them". Matthew 13:29.
Jesus then went on to explain to his
disciples that "the field is the world,
and the good seed are the children of
the kingdom; the weeds are the chil-
dren of the evil (Vs 38)
This explanation makes it clear that
the point of the parable is that
Christians should not try to get rid of
bad people from the world. We must
let good and evil people live side by
side in the world till the day of reckon-
ing when they will be known for sure
by their fruits.
We should be content to let good
and evil people live in the same house,
the same apartment building, the same
neighborhood, the same country and
in the same world, for the simple rea-
son that we cannot absolutely identify
without error who are the good and
who are bad.
Of course we all have our ideas of
who the good and the bad guys are
but, like the servants, we could be
wrong. Faithful servants are those who
recognize this possibility that they
could be wrong and so are prepared to
suspend judgment and action.

Intolerance, the desire to get rid of evil
people around us, breads fanatics who
end up being unfaithful servants of our
God who "makes his sun rise on the
evil and on the good, and sends rain on
the righteous and on the unrighteous".
Matthew 5:45
Examples of such overzealous ser-
vants who want to get rid of people
they perceive as evil, but who end up
going against the mind of God
We can think immediately of the
young man Saul who went on to
become St Paul. He undertook a per-
sonal crusade to root out Christianity
because he believed it was a bad idea.
We can think of those "zealous
Christians" who go about hunting
down abortion providers and homo-
We can think of Benjamin Smith
of the White Supremacist World
Church of the Creator who went on a
shooting rampage gunning down Jews,
Blacks and Asians.
To people like these the message of
today's gospel is loud and clear: If you
want to be a faithful servant of God
you must be prepared to make room
for those we perceive as evil.
We must heed the words of the
Master, "Let both of them grow
together until the harvest".

Peace in the midst of the storm

0 Fear thou not; for I am with
thee: be not dismayed; for I am
thy God: I will strengthen thee, I
will help thee; yea, I will uphold
thee with the right hand of my
righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

AS Christians, we experience storms
in our lives from time to time.
Some we tend to cope with more
easily than others depending on the
nature and origin of the storm.
Sometimes we cause these storms in
our lives because of our disobedience.
Sometimes we are warned not to do or
encouraged to do a particular thing
because the consequence might not be
palatable, but we ignore these warn-
ings, like many of us do when we are
told to prepare for the storm in thie nat-
On this Christian journey, however,
it matters not how careful you are, you
will be hit by storms of one kind or
another, but we must remember that
persecution cannot destroy our peace
and joy. Adversities have been the
experience of God's people in all gen-
erations therefore we should not think



it strange if we experience storms in
our lives.
Trouble and calamity do not neces-
sarily mean that God has deserted us
or that he has stopped loving us. On
the contrary, our suffering will open up
the means by which we experience
more of God's love and comfort.
Paul assures us in Romans that in all
of these adversities we will overcome
and be more than conquerors through
So my friends, be encouraged
because if God is with you who can be
against you. Many times it would
appear that there is no way out and
that you are going under but this is the
time to hold on to Jesus and not let go.
When Paul was on his way to Rome,
there was a shipwreck. This shipwreck
could have been avoided had the cap-
tain heeded the words of wisdom that
were given to him. However, God was

with Paul and comforted him and
assured him that all lives would be
spared if everyone stayed on board.
You see, Paul had to go to Rome to
complete his assignment. Because God
was with Paul, everyone survived and
the survivors were able to experience a
miracle on the island when Paul was
bitten by a poisonous snake and every-
one expected him to die, he shook the
snake into the fire as if nothing hap-
pened. Void of understanding, they
proceeded to call Paul a god.
Do you know that the more the
enemy tries to afflict you, the more you
grow spiritually?
As believers, many times we are
falsely accused, but we are admonished
in the Gospel of St Matthew to rejoice
and be exceedingly glad for great is our
reward in heaven for so persecuted
they the prophets which were before
Many times when we are going
through a storm, the nights seem
unusually long and our days for the
most part are dreary and we are tempt-
ed to ask: 'Does Jesus care? My friends
1 can tell you He cares. He has prom-
ised never to leave us nor forsake us
and he is faithful to his promise.

We cannot forget that the enemy's
job is to steal, kill and to destroy. If he
could steal your joy, you will be that
much more disadvantaged because the
joy of the Lord is our strength. So
when trials come and we are tempted
to lose hope, hold on my brother, hold
on my sister, for the storm is passing
over. It will definitely not last always.
The aftermath of a storm can be as
devastating or more devastating than
the storm itself because when it is all
over we have to face reality. We are
then able to evaluate the extent of the
Naturally, while a storm is in
progress we are too busy trying to pro-
tect ourselves and our surroundings
from injury which could result from
flying debris and other sources and
with the raging storm we dare not ven-
ture on the outside. But when it is all
over and we examine the damages we
are amazed at what has taken place.
Many individuals find it very diffi-
cult to cope with the aftermath of a
storm and have to receive counselling
while others are grateful that despite
the fact that they would have suffered

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Establishing a National Grandparents Day for the Bahamas

* A GRANDPARENTS Day would be
a perfect time to enhance inter-genera-
tional communication, foster apprecia-
tion for and understanding of senior
citizens, re-live happy memories of
bygone times and to just celebrate

The National Grandparents Day in
the United States of America is cele-
brated on the first Sunday after the
American Labour Day or in other
words, the second Sunday in
September each year. It is a special day
set aside:

a. to honour grandparents

b. to give grandparents an opportunity
to show love for their children's
children, and

c. to help children become aware of
the strength, information and
guidance older people can offer.

It seems fitting, on the occasion of the
30th anniversary of the National
Grandparents Day legislation being
passed by the United States Congress
(in 1978), for churches in our beloved
Bahamaland to take the initiative to
establish an annual day to honour
Firstly, I would believe that quite a
number of major religious leaders were
"raised" by grandparents as were many
others in this society today. There were
specific reasons for this.
In the 1940's and 1950's, a number of
Bahamian men /fathers chose to go
abroad, to the southern United States
(they were recruited to work in agricul-

ture) and to South America largely, to
work and earn a living for their families.
Women from 'over the hill communi-
ties', and elsewhere, who attended-the
Dundas Civic Centre a school of eti-
quette located on the present site of
Dundas, which trained young women in
the art of being a maid who were thus
able to obtain that essential credential
necessary to land a maid job 'out east' or
'out west', often had to work "on prem-
ises", a term I believe is equivalent
today to a "live-in maid".
So it was the grandparents who had to
assume the role of helping to rear the
children I know this because my (now
88-years old) mother graduated from
'The Dundas', worked "on premises"
and I "was raised" by grandparents from
about age eleven years old, along with
my older sister.
I would guess that the spiritual influ-
ence of grandparents upon various lead-
ing religious leaders of today greatly
contributed to their stability, their love
for and appreciation of spiritual things,
as well as for their overall positive char-
acter and integrity.
Anyone involved in pre-schools and
primary schools (for example, with
delivery and collection of such children)
would be aware of the role grandparents
are playing in the rearing of today's chil-
dren, although it is becoming harder and
harder to distinguish between the child's
grandparents and the child's parents,

since a lot of grandmothers are younger
and younger: and at the other end of the
spectrum, there are grandparents who
have grandchildren of the same ages as
their own young children mothers and
daughters pregnant at the same time.
Grandparents are playing a very sig-
nificant role in value formation and eco-
nomic support, so a day- to celebrate
them might be a great encouragement.
The need for grandparents to educate
the young in their families, neighbour-
hoods and churches about life in the
early days remains a pressing one. How
many New Providence grandparents, for
example, have taken their families to
Collins Wall to relate its history and to
talk about how life was when people
daily walked on the wall and climbed
over the wall using tall ladders in order
to get to /from school or to/from work or
to go to church? (Incidentally, Nassau
Food Store was on one side of Collins
Wall and City Meat Market was on the
And people from Family Island settle-
ments have so many rich memories on
which to reminisce and share with the
younger generation.
The need to educate the young in the
community about important contribu-
tions senior citizens have made and are
making to the nation remains unfilled.
The recent profiling by Tribune
Religion of the stories and contributions
of Catholic Sisters in St Martin's
Convent on Nassau Street is a prime
example of community education
efforts which should occur regularly and
on a greater, multi-media scale.
Most churches haveJarge populations
of senior citizens who are nation
builders in their own right from men
who used to climb powerline poles with
spurs (boots with iron spikes) and string

power lines pole to pole before the
power company had "lift' or "bucket"
trucks, to petty-shop owners and opera-
tors who served their communities well,
selling items like a pound of sugar in a
brown paper bag or a 1/4 pound of
sausage in brown wax paper, to civil ser-
vants and teachers who served the
nation some for 40,50 and more years. "
These senior citizens all have their
stories, which, since they are un-request-
ed, un-recorded, untold and un-appreci-
ated, are sadly taken with them into
their graves.
The motion which established the
Canadian National Grandparents Day
in 1995 read as follows:

"That, in the opinion of this House,
the government should consider desig-
nating the second Sunday in September
of each year as grandparents day in
order to acknowledge their importance
to the structure of the family in the nur-
turing, upbringing and education of chil-

The motion was agreed to.

Churches do not need the govern-
ment to initiate an annual occasion to
celebrate our nation's grandparents. I
think it's a good thing I'd say to church
heads let's just do it!

Albert S Ferguson, B Sc, hons, MBA,
PhD, JP is an ordained minister of reli-
gion, a former senior/executive-level man-
ager at BEC, former college professor of
management studies, author, transforma-
tional leader and motivational speaker.
Address comments to e-mail: albertsfer-
guson@gmail.com and at amla@batel-
net.bs or write to PO Box EE-16333,

Rosary gets pop music makeover by Mich. musicians

* DETROIT, Michigan

MADONNA is on Jennifer Zablocki's
iPod. So is "The Madonna."
The Detroit-area 12th-grade teacher
works up a sweat to the pop diva's music
as well as songs honoring Mary, the moth-
er of Jesus.
Among the hundreds of popular and
Top 40 selections Zablocki has down-
loaded are the Rosary Tapes, a collection
of Roman Catholic prayers and medita-
tions for the rosary set to contemporary
music by a pair of jingle writers better
known for helping Ford Motor Co. sell
"I don't make it to church every week,
so it's just kind of my way of keeping in
touch with my faith," said Zablocki, a 25-
year-old Catholic.
The Rosary Tapes have helped open
the centuries-old tradition to other
Christian denominations, according to

former rock station disc jockey Bill
Gildenstern and composer John Giaier,
both devout Catholics. The Michigan-
based music consultants have released
the fourth CD in the set and have seen
more than 1 million free downloads of an
earlier CD.
"It's not a Catholic prayer, it's a
Christian prayer," Gildenstern said. "We
all have our traditions, but the bottom
line is we're Christians. I see the rosary
not as something to, in any way, replace
our Sunday worship together, but rather
as a way to bring prayer into other areas
of our lives where we may typically not
pray, such as while driving or exercising."
People with few qualms about listening
to something from a different denomina-
tion will have no trouble getting into the
Rosary Tapes, Zablocki said.
"It's really nice-sounding music," she
said. "It's not like preaching to you or
anything like that. I don't think anybody

would feel uncomfortable if they
weren't Catholic listening to it."
The rosary is a series of prayers begin-
ning with the Apostle's Creed, Lord's
Prayer, three Hail Marys and one Gloria
Patri, also known as "Glory Be to the
Father." Catholics believe that as the
rosary is recited, it allows a person to see
Jesus through Mary. A string of small
rosary beads typically is used to count
Jesus' birth, baptism, crucifixion and
resurrection are part of the 20 mysteries
that make up the Joyful, Sorrowful,
Glorious and Luminous mysteries in the
Gildenstern and Giaier, who helped
compose "Have You Driven A Ford -
Lately?" and have written thousands of
other advertising jingles in a more than
30-year collaboration, added original
lyrics, music, percussion, acoustic and
electric guitars, organs, pianos and vocal

harmony to the devotional prayers.
"The mix with contemporary music is
rather unique, and I think it's an attrac-
tion to the style of prayer for a number of
people," said the Rev. Bob Konopa, a
priest at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church
in Saginaw, Mich.
"We've used them in the church during
reconciliation services for children. The
response has been good."
Gildenstern said he was motivated to
create the Rosary Tapes to help recite the
prayers while driving, but Giaier said he
had to be sold on the project.
"I -was selfishly thinking of how it
would look in our industry as being reli-
gious fanatics," Giaier said. "I thought he
was out of his mind. I wanted no part of
it." But Gildenstern took one of the mys-
teries, tapped out "Silent Night" on the
piano and had his wife sing the tradition-
al Christmas hymn while the rosary was

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Thursday, July 24, 2008 PG 27

MICHAEL TURNER, culinary master extraordinaire and owner of Jumper Brothers Bakery and Deli, shows VBS students the

finer points in fruit carving and platter preparation.

"God's .Big Yard"

FROM page 23

The school started on Monday,
June 23 and ended on Friday, July 4
from 9am to 1pm daily.
As in past years, VBS experienced
a large enrollment of almost 200 stu-
dents. Registration was free of
charge, and a wholesome hot lunch
was served everyday.
Students came from near and far,
and from many denominations to be
a part of this experience.
Tying in the lesson plan to the
programme's theme, "God's Big
Backyard", drawn from Mark 12:29-
31, students learned that in God's
big backyard ordinary people can

have an extraordinary impact on
those around them by reaching out
in love. They were also encouraged
to serve God, serve their neighbours
and serve their community.
Moving some of the activities not
only outdoors, but beyond the
boundaries of the church, the older
children were treated to a number
of field trips, including:
Chelsea's Choice
Water Production Plant
Mr Pretzels
The Harrold and Wilson Ponds
National Park

Vacation Bible School goers also
received special instruction in:

physical education
food preparation

There were five classes in all with
assigned teachers and assistants for
the specific ages and groupings. In
addition to the teaching staff, there
were chaperones and a kitchen staff
of church members who volunteered
their time to prepare and serve
lunch everyday.
The entire staff, headed by our
new principal, Mrs Bernadette
Beneby, is to be commended for
their commitment and dedication to
ministry. Special thanks to our out-
going principal, Mrs Catherine
Roberts, for her many years of
untiring service.
To God be the glory!

EAGER to get it
right, students in
the intermediate
class have fun with
their teacher, Joan

Peace in the midst of the storm

FROM page 23
much loss, their lives were spared from
the wrath of the storm. It is at this time
that we can truly appreciate the good-
ness of God and say, 'if it had not been
for the Lord on our side, where would
we be'?
When trials come your way let's not
be too quick to ask God to remove the
mountains for it may be his will to give
us the strength to climb. It is a beautiful
view from the top of the mountain, but
we can only experience this by climbing
to the top. Just like it is in the natural so
is it in the spiritual; when we are at the
top of the mountain not only does
everything below look smaller than it
really is, but from our vantage point we
can see the beauty of the land around us
and we can also see farther than we can
from ground level.
Just like we experience storms in the
natural, we experience storms in the
spiritual. As a Christian, I have experi-
enced many spiritual storms over the
years, but recently I experienced one
that was very intensive. It was during
those times that it appeared as if there
would be no letting up of the 'hail-
stones' that were coming my way.
There were many sleepless nights,
but it was during these night seasons
that God's presence became so very
real to me. I talked to God or rather I
questioned him; "What have I done to
deserve this kind of treatment? How
long God? How long is this going to
last? There were times I felt like giv-
ing up, but in those weak moments
God just held me in the hollow of his
hand and kept me safe and secured
from all alarm. Yes, I almost let go, but
God kept me close so I would not let
During these vulnerable periods in
our lives we must be aware of the
enemy's tactic. He will bombard your
mind with all kinds of negative
thoughts. But I thank God, for when I
cried out to him like blind Bartimaeus,
he came to my rescue reassuring me
that all was well.
When God says, "it is well" it is
WELL. There is no need to ask any-
more questions, just trust him like the
Apostle Paul did on his voyage to
My friends, we need to stop trying to
box God in. We have to trust him
enough to know that he will work it
out. So give him the liberty to do it his
way. Sometimes God may chose to
redirect our focus by bringing about
something good and lovely to take our
minds off the storm, and experience
the kind of peace that only he can give.
He did it for me and I know that he
can do it for you and when it is all over
you will be stronger knowing that it
matters not whether you go through
the waters, the flood or the fire, for you
are protected by the blood of Jesus and
God will give you a song in your night
season and all the day long.
If you trust God, my friends, he will
. give you the peace that passeth all
understanding Praise the Lord!

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Lynn Holowesko

On Sunday, July 27 Friday,
August 1, that group, which has
*Y since grown into a respectable con-
Y- gregation of believers under the
irs focused leadership of Bishop V G
Clarke, senior pastor, and his wife
nd Elder Beverley M Clarke, will mark
the church's 26th anniversary in
en Convention 2008, at the church's
-er- edifice located on East Street
ve Organisers note that during these
precarious times in which believers
eir and others find themselves in a
'e- place where spiritual decadence
appears to be common place, crime
he is at an all time high and spiraling
out of control, and the economy, by
ite all accounts, appears to be in an tail
d spin, it is extremely important to
remind the church that our God
er' still reigns and is still in charge.
Toward this end delegates from
Ib- the Family Islands, the Turks &
of Caicos, the United Kingdom, the
United States and elsewhere will
:e. gather to hear what the Lord is say-
ing through outstanding interna-
tional Christian orators such as
Bishop John Francis (UK), Pastor
Clrr Brown, Presbyter William
Ii Hdsdn. Bishop Gregory Davis
-(4US) and local spiritual leaders like
Bishop William Thompson, host
pastor V G Clarke and many oth-
Each evening beginning at 7pm
delegates will also hear from civil
and business leaders such as Lynn
Holowesko, president of the
Senate, Mr Dionisio D'Aguilar, Mr
Keith Wisdom and others in lecture
style sessions.-

Topics to be addressed include:
the role of the Senate
consumer protection
the economic impact of small
challenges facing general insur-
ance companies
and the digitalization of televi-
This year's convention will also
feature a number of locally
acclaimed musical groups and per-
sonalities such as Edison Sumner
and Voices of Praise, Vision, the
Calvary Deliverance Mass Choir,
Cheryl and others. In addition, as
has become customary during this
annual parley, delegates will also
have access to midday sessions on
July 28 and 29 at 12:30pm.
Calvary Deliverance is a charis-
matic 21st Century Christian
church with an eclectic mixture of
traditional and modern worship-
pers who find much fulfillment in
the fact that the church has deliber-
ately involved itself outside of its
precincts through its many charita-
ble efforts. -
Further, the ministry has
embarked upon a very ambitious
venture to construct Faith Village,
a home for the elderly which will
include a youth complex, in the not
to distant future.
For further information about
the church or its planned activities,
please contact Mrs Merlande Barrett
at the church's office at telephone
numbers (242) 325-1802 or (242)

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