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 26, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
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Volume: 104 No.204 SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2008 PRICE- 750






5th road

death of

the year

Tribune Freeport Reporter
Bahama recorded its fifth traffic
fatality of the year yesterday
when a police van struck a two-
year-old toddler at the NIB
Complex in Freeport.
According to reports, the lit-
tle boy, identified as Jerome
Hanna Jr, was rushed to Rand
Memorial Hospital, but died of
his injuries a short time later.
Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said the child was attempting to
cross the southern parking lot at
NIB, along with several family
members, when he was knocked
The accident occurred at
about 11.18am, involving a
police crime scene van a white
Mitsubishi L-300 with licence
number 34841 driven by
Detective Corporal Billy Fer-
guson of the Criminal Records
Office in Freeport.
Corporal Ferguson was trav-
elling east along the access road
in the parking lot at the south-
ern side of the National Insur-
SEE page eight

FAMILY members grieve at the funeral of Corporal 2543 Desmond Burrows, a 13-year veteran of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force, attached to the criminal records office. Burrows drowned while taking part in a police train-
ing exercise in waters off Goodman's Bay on July 16. He was part of a group of 31 officers and their trainer who
were on a two-week firearms training course conducted by the Police Training College, according to the Ministry
of National Security. Police said the water was "waist deep" and believe Burrows, along with four other officers,
fell into a sinkhole. The five officers were all taken to hospital. See photo spread on Page 6

The Bahamas ranked sixth most
popular destination for Americans

Tribune Staff Reporter
A NEW study by Visa Inc
shows that despite a weakening
US dollar American travellers
still plan to travel abroad this
year-with the Bahamas being
the sixth choice behind Italy and
The survey polled US visa
cardholders who travelled out-

side the US in the past three
years. Canada and Mexico
topped the list of potential for-
eign vacation spots, with the
United Kingdom third, Italy
fourth, France fifth and the
Bahamas at sixth place.
Newly-appointed Minister of
Tourism and Aviation Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace said his
ministry was performing a
"comprehensive review" of their
SEE page eight

* Another veteran retailer

on verge of ending gas sale

* Increased cost of fuel

hitting company profits

Tribune Staff Reporter
ANOTHER veteran gas station retailer is on the verge of end-
ing the sale of diesel possibly by the end of the month as the
increased cost of the fuel is further diminishing company profits.
Michael Wells, owner of Texaco West Bay Street, told The Tri-
bune that after purchasing just over $8,000 worth of the fuel he is
now making only $247 worth
of profit. He has been in the
industry for 28 years.
The profit margin on diesel
is fixed at 19 cents per gallon
while the margin on gas is fixed
at 44 cents per gallon.
When asked if he will defi-
nitely end the sale of diesel at
his station, Mr Wells said that
he doesn't want to, because his
customers, such as the bus and
taxi-drivers, depend on it. But
"how could you invest, you
know, to the bank and get
$8,000, and make $247?" he MOTORING MISERY: Fuel costs are
asked. increasing.
"You just can't do it,"
lamented Mr Wells.
In December, 2000, Mr Wells said that for a 9,000 gallon load of
gas he paid about $20,700. At this time, he said, it cost him $2.31 per
gallon to purchase the fuel, and he sold it for $2.75 per gallon.
Yesterday, the same load cost $48,150. The retailers, who have to
purchase the fuel in bulk from wholesalers, are now forced to put
up more than double the money they did less than a decade ago to
make the same 44 cent per gallon profit for gasoline.
Mr Wells said that he has had to stop taking credit cards for diesel
purchases because there is a three per cent fee that retailers have
to pay to these companies that would eradicate the small profit mar-
gin on the fuel.
By the end of the year, Mr Wells said that he is certain that he will
not be selling diesel.
Last month the Bahamas Petroleum Retailers Association
(BPRA) called on the government to provide tax relief for its
SEE page eight

'Green' light-bulbs could be
huge saver, says businessman

IN ten years the government
could save $59 million if all of
the streetlights in New Provi-
dence were exchanged for
"green" bulbs, a businessman
has claimed.
Elton Smith, managing direc-
tor of the fully Bahamian-
owned Wind Sun Water Com-
pany, told The Tribune he has
met with the Government to
propose the switch to the light
emitting diode (LED) high
intensity bulbs, and they are

"very excited" about the idea.
The LED bulbs that his com-
pany fits last ten times longer,
are four times brighter and use
eighty per cent less electricity
than the regular bulbs that are
used at around 35,000 locations
at present.
The product is just one of
many that WSWC, a new com-
pany which is offering "green
energy and biochemical engi-
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A 47-year-old man was sentenced to three years in prison
yesterday after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the
seizure of nearly $100,000 worth of marijuana last Thursday.
John Alexander Lightbourne and Tory Lamont Burrows, 27,
were arraigned in Magistrate's Court last Friday on charges
stemming from that seizure.
The men were initially charged with possession of marijuana
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- the 'big challenge' as Bahamas

seeks to end fossil fuel dependence

Tribune Staff Reporter-

THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation is likely to rep-
resent the "greatest challenge"
for the Bahamas as it strives to
forge sustainable and renew-
able alternatives to its depen-
dence on imported fossil fuels,
Minister of the Environment
Earl Deveaux said.
This comes as Minister of
State for the Environment,
Phenton Neymour, admitted
that the Bahamas lags behind
not only internationally, but
also within the Caribbean
region in terms of the level to
which it is dependent on oil
for its power.
Whereas regionally,
Caribbean states rely on oil
importsfor 93 per cefit of their
energy needs on average, 99
per cent of the Bahamas'
energy needs are met in this
Seeking a more sustainable
state of affairs, Mr Neymour
said that BEC "has to become
a new organisation" and "can-
not remain a pure monopoly."
Dr Deveaux and Mr Ney-
mour were speaking at the
Caribbean: Regional Sustain-
able Energy High Level sem-
inar at the Sheraton Cable
Beach hotel.
The seminar was intended
to discuss impediments facing
Caribbean countries as they
seek some measure of inde-
pendence from foreign fossil
fuel imports and to promote
collaboratibn'between various
entities public; private and.
multilateral interested in
pursuing renewable energy.
It was sponsored by the
United States government and
attended by Caribbean and
US energy officials, business
people, and representatives
from multilateral organisa-
According to Dr Deveaux,
the Bahamian government
looks forward to a future, not
where there will be an
"absolute conversion" to
renewables', like wind and
solar power, but in which
these will play a part in a "sus-
tainable mix" of energy
sources for the Bahamas.
The government would like
to see BEC purchase power
from companies creating
renewable energy which the
corporation will then distrib-
ute via its power grid.
This would avoid a situation
where an "overstretched" util-
ity company is forced to bear
the "huge capital investment"
necessary to produce renew-

Environment Minister speaks at

Caribbean Regional Sustainable

Energy High Level seminar

able energy.
However, Dr Deveaux
added: "(BEC) is mandated
to provide electricity through-
out the country, and has a
fixed investment in diesel
burning generators.
"How do we get the man-
agers of BEC, the engineers
of BEC when they are plan-
ning for their new plants, to
think renewables?
"As minister I can say that,
I can seek to drive that, but
how do we change that cul-
Hawaii Governor Linda
Lingle described how the pri-
vate utility company which
had monopolised Hawaii's
energy industry "was not hap-
py" when state authorities
began to encourage invest-
ment in renewable energy
"They did not see the need
to change.
"If the price of oil increased,
no problem. It could just pass
it on to consumers because it
was a monopoly.
"It didn't cost the utility


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Celebrating years

"These high and
prices slow
economies, drive
up the cots of
living and discour-
age investment."
Ned Siegel

"That utility which was ini-
tially resistant has now under
tremendous pressure from our
government become a partner
in our efforts."
BEC general manager
Kevin Basden claimed on
Wednesday that the corpora-
tion is "changing right before
your very eyes", having
appointed a Renewable Ener-
gy Committee late last year
and inviting firms to submit
proposals to provide renew-
able energy..
US Ambassador to the
Bahamas Ned Siegel said that
improving energy security
with renewables should be
imperative- to the Caribbean
if it is "not to be left behind in
the race to create growth and
attract investment."
He said: "These high and
unpredictable prices slow
economies, drive up the cost
of living and discourage
investment in the region.
"Investment in renewable
energy will offer new business
opportunities for the region
and will create thousands of
new well-paying jobs."


Canadian-based Guyanese
and other theatre enthusiasts
from the Caribbean diaspora
and Canada are receiving a
sample of CARIFESTA and at
the same time contributing to
the Canadian contingent's par-
ticipation in CARIFESTA X
with the premiere of "Sweet,
Sweet Karaila"

PRESIDENT of the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce Dionisio D'Aguilar lauded the
"proactive" measures being taken by the Unit-
ed States government and regional energy offi-
cials and stakeholders to develop sustainable
energy options for the Caribbean.
These groups met during two high-powered
energy conferences this week at the Sheraton
Cable Beach Resort.
The Caribbean Regional Sustainable Ener-
gy High Level Seminar, sponsored by the Gen-
eral Secretariat of the Organisation of Ameri-
can States (GS/OAS), the Inter-American
Development Bank (IADB), the Inter-Amer-
ican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
(IICA) and the Government of. the United
States, was held on Wednesday.
The Opportunities for Renewable Energy
in the Caribbean Seminar, sponsored by the
government of the United States, took place
the following day.
. "For too long we have all been reactive in
dealing with the varied challenges of ever
increasing energy costs. Now, it is imperative
that we become proactive and begin as a nation
and a region to develop sustainable energy
options," Mr D'Aguilar said.
"The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce is
incredibly grateful to the United States Ambas-
sador to the Bahamas, Ned Siegel, the Organ-
isation of American States as well as the other
regional bodies and stakeholders for convinc-
ing the powers that be, to hold these two very
important energy seminars here in the
"This in itself, says a great deal about the
extremely close ties that exist between the
Bahamas, the United States and our sister
countries throughout the Caribbean, especial-
ly when one considers that these seminars could
have very well been held in any other country
in the Caribbean or city in the United States."
He said the Chamber of Commerce is very.
excited to participate in the two energy semi-
He explained that the organisation, which
represents the interests of the private sector in
the country, has repeatedly articulated its con-
cern that energy costs will continue to rise at a
very expeditious rate.
"High energy costs continue to be a pressing
concern for major business establishments from
a broad spectrum of industries from tourism to
-retail as well as for individual household own-
ers. Every business and energy consumer in
this country needs to seriously think about
how they can reduce their energy costs, as well
as the amount of kilowatt hours they actually
use, by using alternative forms of energy." Mr
D'Aguilar said.: I.
Pointing to countries such as Barbados and
St Lucia which have taken proactive steps in
using alternative forms of energy, Mr
D'Aguilar, who recently visited St Lucia, not-
ed that many of the homes on that island nation
use solar panel systems in order to heat water. -
"Inevitably oil prices will continue to rise,
and really there is very little that the govern-
ment can do about it.
"As a result, consumers need to become

more informed and proactive and take their
concerns into their own hands," Mr D'Aguilar
He added: "Now the government can pro-
vide incentives and can educate you about it,
but at the end of the day it is you as the con-
sumer who is going to have to make the deci-
sion... You have'to be educated to the point
that when you walk into a store and a hot
water heater costs $500 and a solar paneled
one cost $3,000, and you say, 'well obviously the
traditional hot water is cheaper'. Yes, it may be
cheaper on day one, but essentially it costs
more to operate. So you have to be educated
on how to make that calculation and say 'yes,
this is worth my while'."
Mr D'Aguilar -who is also the president of
Superwash Laundromat, New Providence's
largest chain of laundromats, which uses a con-
siderable amount of energy to run its opera-
tions has made repeated calls for reverse
metering, a system in which persons using alter-
native forms of energy can resell unused ener-
gy back to electrical suppliers such as the
Bahamas Electricity Corporation.
The chamber chief indicated that he is
pleased by recent assurances by Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham that he will seriously con-
sider looking at the National Energy Plan in
portions which he believes will bring some
measure of relief to consumers right away,
rather than seeking to implement the plan in its
"So this seminar, while it is more on a macro-
..level-as-opposed to a micro-level, will begin
to sow the seeds of what we should do, firstly,
as a nation and.secondly, as individual busi-
nesses to address this extremely vexing prob-
lem," he added.

SX play premieres in Canada

The Caribbean ER Roots
International Arts Theatre Inc
production opened at the
Palmerston Library Theatre in
Toronto, on Thursday, July 17
and runs until Friday, July 35.
Based on the 1958 prize-win-
ning Guyanese radio play -
"Sweet Karaila" by the late Dr
Victor Forsythe, the play was

adapted for stage by Guyanese
playwright Leon Saul.
According to the organizers
of the production, it is a grip-
ping but comedic tale of two
Guyanese families the Herods
from Buxton and the Sainaroos
from Lusignan, as told by vil-
lage elder and raconteur "Uncle
John John".
The story reveals how Det
-Sergeant Liverpool Fennimore-
a police officer from Buxton,
who has just been married to
Rhoda Herod, is tested before
and after his marriage by the
recent massacres in Guyana.
The play is also described as a
bitter-sweet tale of patriotism
and the sacrifice of a loved one
while doing one's duty to pro-
tect the family, community and

nation. Its consulting director
is Marvin Ishmael while Ryan
Singh is directing.
The cast includes: Trevor
Murray, Eli Goree, Ras Leon,
Jem Hewitt, Nikki Green, T J
McLaughlin, and Sandra
Maharaj. It also features Man-
dela Mannings, Samantha
Mohabir, Sam Khera, Brad Jor-
dan, Wendy Belcourt, Paul
Chanderbhan, Patrick Augus-
tus, Rosina Noel and Jason
The soundtrack is by Ras
"Sweet, Sweet Karaila" will
come to Guyana for CAR-
IFESTA as part of the Canadi-
an contingent's participation in
the performing arts element of
the festival.


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Two Haitian men fined $3,000
each over fisheries law breach

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Two Haitian
men were fined $3,000 after
they pleaded guilty to breach
of the Fisheries Resources Con-
servation and Jurisdiction Act.
Fleurimond Vigil, 58, of Rus-
sell Town, Eight Mile Rock; and
Mazon Leon, 38, of Pinedale,
Eight Mile Rock, pleaded guilty
to using a Bahamian commer-
cial fishing vessel without hav-
ing the required commercial
fishing permit, and exceeding
the allowed bag limit.

The men were arrested by
Royal Bahamas Defence Force
and Fisheries Department
Inspectors on Monday.
They were observed about
two miles off Bootle Bay pulling
up their fish traps. They were
also discovered with 300 lbs of
freshly caught fish aboard their
Magistrate Gwen Claude
convicted them and sentenced
them to pay $3,000 each or
spend six months irg at,,a
The court also ordfed that
the confiscated fish be given to
St Stephen's Parish in Eight
Mile Rock and St Mary Parish
in West End.

Govt urged to pass legislation

to stop the killing of sea turtles

Conservation Group, a new
organisation with wide support
from the animal rights commu-
nity, is going international with
its campaign to end the har-
vesting of all sea turtles in the
"It's a national disgrace that
these magnificent animals are
still hunted at all, and that they
are so cruelLy, treated when
brought ashore," said Jane
Mather, president of Advocate
for Animal Rights, a spokesper-
son for the new group.
"Fishermen bring the crea-
tures ashore with their flippers
pierced and tied with straw;
they are routinely dragged on
to boat ramps and turned on
their backs and left to suffer for
days in the hot sun," said Ms
Mather. "I have seen children
jumping on and torturing the
helpless animals and I have seen
them dragged away attached to
the back of trucks."
She noted that Bahamas fish-
eries laws still allow the catching
and slaughter of certain turtles,
even though the Bahamas is a
party to the Convention on
International Trade in Endan-
gered Species of Wild Fauna-
and Flora (CITES), which calls
on member states to protect all
marine turtles as endangered or
Nine sea turtles have been
rescued from fishermen over
the past couple of years, reha-
bilitated and returned to the
sea. But fishermen are now
catching the turtles knowing
that conservationists will buy
them in order to release them.
The conservation group is
selling "stop the killing"
bumper stickers to promote the
campaign locally and will be
creating an Internet site to bring
pressure on the government to
protect sea turtles.
Their online Internet adver-
tising campaign has registered
more than 5,000 hits from
around the world in less than
. three weeks, and that number is
increasing, Ms Mather said.
The coup produced the Inter-

e loggerh eadtutle

net ads to createnternational
awareness of the cruel slaughter
of turtles in this tourist nation.
According to Ms Mather,
headlines like "Stop the
Killing," "Stop the Slaughter,"
"Save the Bahamas Sea Tur-
tles," and "If Cuba can protect
Sea Turtles, why can't the
Bahamas?" will reach hundreds
of thousands of Internet users
and encourage them to sign a
petition urging the Bahamas
government to enact legislation
to stop the slaughter.
Other organising members of
the Bahamas Sea Turtle Con-
servation Group include Deb-
orah Krukoski, vice president
of Animals Require Kindness
(ARK) and Kim Aranha, pres-
ident of the Bahamas Humane
Several other organizations
actively support the new group,
including the Nature Conser-
vancy, BREEF, the environ-
mental group ReEarth, the
Caribbean Conservation Cor-
poration (the oldest turtle group
in the world), Earth Care, the
Grand Bahama Humane Soci-
ety, Unexso Dolphin Experi-
ence, Grand Bahama Nature
Tours and the Andros Conser-
vancy and Trust.
In announcing the formation
of the new group, Ms Mather
noted that Cuba had banned
the harvesting of all marine tur-
tle species last January. This
included green and loggerhead
turtles, listed as endangered by
the IUCN-World Conservation
Union, and hawksbill turtles,
which are ."critically endan-

gered" according to the Union's
Red List of Threatened Species.
"If Cuba can take such a far-
sighted decision, why can't the
Bahamas?" Ms Mather asks.
She added that a failure to
stop the mistreatment and
killing of turtles could nega-
tively affect eco-tourism, an
important sector of the coun-
try's number one industry.
"Since they have more to lose
than many tourism dependent
nations, Bahamians should take
their place at the forefront of
the worldwide effort to stop the

"It's a national
disgrace that
these magnifi-
cent animals
are still hunted
at all."

Jane Mather

killing of these beautiful, gentkc
animals and insist that the gov-
ernment take early, decisive
action," Ms Mather said.
Several concerned Bahami-
ans have launched a continuing
online petition (at Care2peti-
tion.com) calling for a turtle-
harvesting ban. The results have
been presented to Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham, Minister
of Fisheries Larry Cartwright
and the Minister of Tourism,
yet months later, "nothing is
being done," said Ms Mather

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Nine Jamaicans,

one Haitian fined for

immigration offences

NINE Jamaicans and one Haitian were sentenced to pay
heavy fines after pleading guilty to immigration offences.
Jamaicans Julius Cooke, Romer Andrew Cunningham,
Keema Lewis, Carol Ann-Marie Robinson, Elizabeth
Edwards, Keith A Barnes, Jodikan Carey, Citira Davis,
Asheena Johnson; along with Omar Junior, a Haitian nation-
al, were arraigned before Magistrate Renee McKay at court six
in Parliament Street.
They were arraigned on charges of engaging in gainful
employment, overstaying and attempting to mislead an immi-
gration officer.
The accused pleaded guilty to the charges.
Cooke was sentenced to pay $4,500 or spend 24 months in
prison; Andrews was sentenced to $6,000 or 24 months; Carey
was fined $1,000 or 12 months; Davis $2,500 or 24 months;
Johnson $1,500 or 12 months and Junior $3,300 or 24 months.
Robinson, Edwards, Lewis and Barnes were all sentenced to
pay $3,000 or spend 24 months in prison.
Magistrate McKay ordered that they all be deported after
they pay their fines or serve their terms.



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Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Obama the current media darling

WITH a massive media corps in pursuit,
Barack Obama appears to be sweeping the
Middle F1ast and Europe as the presump-
ti\ve president of the United States, even
though the actual election is still four
months away.
The hullaballoo surrounding his visits to
the two regions is such that foreign com-
mentators are already referring to "Oba-
mania", a political version of "Beatlema-
nia". the manic response to the world's top
pop group in the 1960s.
So intense are the emotions aroused by
this man, so vast the expectations, that crit-
ics are now beginning to wonder whether
(the whole thing is getting seriously out of
hand. creating a frenzy of anticipation
which has nothing to do with reality.
After all, this is not a musical legend on
a farewell tour, but a fact-finding mission
by a presidential candidate with hopes -
some would say high hopes of landing
indisputably the toughest and most impor-
tant job in the world.
While Republican nominee John McCain
goes quietly about his business in the run-
up to the November poll, dealing diligent-
ly with the issues, Obama drags the media
across continents like a modern day Pied
Piper, leaving swooning crowds in his wake.
Throughout, he sounds like a victor
awaiting formal coronation.
Listening to him speak, one could be
forgiven for concluding that the Fall elec-
tion is already a done deal.
It's the lack of humility, in fact, which is
now beginning to make many serious polit-
ical observers take stock of the Obama
phenomenon and wonder whether it is lit-
ile more than a rather tawdry triumph of
image over substance.
'T h Bril ish. in particular, are beginning
to draw disturbing comparisons between
the charismatic Obama and their own Tony
Blair, a prime minister whose zip-on smile
and ready charm heralded a decade of
unmitigated disaster for the United King-
Blair was the arch media manipulator, a
shrewd tactician with oratorical talent who
ws srlubsequently to be found wanting in
ever;il key areas.
0, er len disillusioning years, the British
were obliged to concede that the young,
fresh-faced talisman of change they voted
into power in 1997 had by 2007 become a
shopworn fraud with no substance what-

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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 19th day of JULY, 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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soever who had seriously damaged their
country. The problem with Obama, as with
Blair, is that no-one really knows what he
is all about.
Americans have been bewitched by
superficialities and particularly the need
for dramatic change after eight dispiriting
years under George W Bush without real-
ly bothering to find out about the inner
Now, as Obama appears to be within
sight of The White House, penetrating
questions are being asked about what lies
behind the hype. It is not easy to provide
the answers.
What the USA and the world needs is a
president who can rebuild a nation, revi-
talise its economy, win or halt two costly
wars, recapture the hearts and minds of
erstwhile friends and counter the threats
posed by the likes of Iran.
It could well be that Obama is the man.
The problem is that the senator from Illi-
nois has now become a worldwide celebri-
ty in an era when celebrity appears to count
for everything.
Logic and commonsense have been jet-
tisoned in favour of unquestioning adora-
Since beating Hillary Clinton for the
Democratic nomination, Obama has
emerged as a political superstar whose
every utterance draws gasps of wonder-
ment from admirers everywhere.
No-one can dispute that he is a PR mae-
stro, the David Beckham of the thinking
classes, but will that ultimately translate
into hard votes come November?
This week, a story appeared out of Min-
nesota saying that Obama's convincing
lead there was now beginning to dissolve in
favour of McCain.
In other parts of the country, indications
are that this could be a very tight presi-
dential race.
Could it be that the hype, the mania, the
over-the-top response from Europeans are"
beginning to make hardcore American vot-
ers feel uneasy?
Obama is unquestionably the media dar-
ling of the moment, a man whose tour has
attracted nearly all of America's top TV
news anchors, but whether he will become
president of the United States remains in
the balance.
It is easy to forget that as he imbibes the
adulation of the crowds.


rose by any

other name

EDITOR, The Tribune.
Reflecting back seven years,
one cannot escape seeing some
humour in the misconceptions,
bum rumours and general bashing
that LNG has taken in this lovely
I certainly don't intend to
demean the remarks by an intel-
ligent and distinguished gentle-
man like Mr Paul Thompson cit-
ed by The Tribune editorial yes-
terday. Mr Thompson in my opin-
ion spoke the truth and was, as a
younger generation says, "right
on". He accurately describes the
economic miracle that has been
bestowed on Trinidad and its
southwest comer in particular
where pipelines from several
directions reaching far offshore
undersea have collected the boun-
tiful gas surrounding Trinidad.
There have been persons who
from the beginning expressed
concern over the known tectonic
plate fault that passes through
Trinidad and exits into the Gulf
Of Paria just about at the LNG
dock. Since Point Fortin has done
so well one doesn't hear much
talk of earth movements and
quite possibly the cryogenic pipes
have been especially designed to
absorb plate shifts.
However some silly misunder-
standings about LNG still persist:
You don't stick your finger in a
cupful of LNG and withdraw a
dry finger. I suspect you will prob-
ably withdraw "a stump of wrist".
At minus 260 degrees Fahrenheit
a spill upon an ordinary thick
steel deck plate will cause the
steel to shatter like a mirror hit
with a hammer. That is not a
major hazard anymore than the
routine heat hazards of workmen
processing molten metal at the
other ,temperature extreme. But
you don't stick your finger in

either one; nor even stand close.
One doesn't normally refer to
LNG "refineries". Refineries in
the hydrocarbon industries usu-
ally refers to those complexes of
spaghetti piping and tall steel
columns that are facilities for sep-
arating crude oil into its various
fractions, such as naphtha,
kerosene, diesel oil and gasoline
and the heavy residue that may
be asphalt. Oil refineries
inevitably have some spillage over
the years. Consequently they do
over time pollute the land they
sit upon. The result is that you
might be hard put to give away an
oil refinery if that "gift" would
pass on the liability for ultimate
clean-up some day in the future.
(In America the stage has long
already been set so that the tax-
payers rather than the polluters
will pay for that final long term
cleanup. The refineries originally
owned by large oil majors (with
deep pockets) simply sold the
refineries to skeletal corporations
who will have no money when
the big day finally comes, and
then only the taxpayers will be
left to pay.
Liquefaction plants are simply
huge refrigeration plants that cool
the natural gas from its warm
state coming up from below
ground down to its extremely cold
liquid state (where it occupies
only one six hundredth of its orig-
inal volume) and thus can be eco-
nomically transported.
Of particular interest Mr
Thompson has cited th&lieimber
of new industries that spawned
from the presence of the LNG

Processing facility. Ocean Cay
poses no threat to humans thanks
to its remote site, but because it is
a tiny mile square sand pile we
missed the chance to spawn a lot
of Bahamian economic business-
es and growth that a site such as
the Burmah Terminal at South
Riding Point, 45 miles East of
Freeport, would have offered.
(We were told the collision risk
with very large crude oil tankers
there made it an unacceptable
site). I think someone had the
traffic up there confused with the
Eastern Road traffic morning and
The use of natural gas in cars is
not new or unique. I have ridden
in New Zealand cars where the
owner simply pulls in behind a
gas station and fills his tank with
natural gas under fairly high pres-
sure. Personally I had some
unease about having a tank at my
back where a following car might
strike it in a road accident. Cars
consuming propane (cooking
gas), but at much lower pressure
are very common in the world
and probably are used right here
on New Providence.
I'd expect that Point Fortin can
have nice green grass and shrubs
growing near the five liquefac-
tion trains it now possesses. So
please don't lump natural gas liq-
uefaction plants with oil refiner-
ies. In closing I might add that in
Japan Mr Idemetsu owner of
major oil refineries there 40 years
ago did demonstrate that even oil
refineries could be beautifully
landscaped with attractively
painted tanks.
The global industry never both-
ered to pay the modest price to
emulate him.

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July 18, 2008.

EDITOR, The Tribune.

What does independence
really mean?
Sure the dictionary tells us it
means the freedom from con-
trol or influence from others
but is that really accurate in our
While we in The Bahamas
may become frustrated with our
level of "independence" we
must pause and be reminded
that we are mere infants in our
nationhood's life. We struggle
with growing pains, bouts of
immaturity and fits of anger that
depict the insecurities of a grow-
ing child. We are trying to grow
up in this brave new world and
rediscover ourselves as we
move toward adulthood.

NOTICE is hereby given that SYLVIA FRANK OF FAITH
CR-54802, 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 19th
day of JULY, 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that FIAMINE PAUL
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 26TH day of JULY
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that CINDY HIGGS 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
26TH day of JULY 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

So what is independence?
July 10, 1973 represents our
birth on the world's stage under
the leadership of visionary char-
acters who dared to be revolu-
tionary yet relevant with the
times in which they lived. They
were men and women of
tremendous courage and
resolve as they internalised a
cause that became bigger than
So are we independent?
I dare say that the relics of
colonialism are so entrenched
in our psyche that the monu-
ments of dependency remain
deep in our hearts.
Our collective attitudes sug-
gest we are still waiting for our
Masters to come and feed her
children. Our behaviour sug-
gests we do not fully understand
the responsibilities associated
with freedom. Our political
decisions suggest we must be
an elbow length away from
mother England and our step-
mother USA. We are voting for
Obama by the way. Our lack of
political will suggest we are still
mentally shackled and left as

dysfunctional children
Our impending EPA agree-
ment signing is another example
of the dilution and imminent
weakening of what little sover-
eignty that remains. Yes Europe
is back and she come fer her
So what is truly indepen-
We are free to worship,
assemble, associate, share ideas,
debate and educate our selves
and our children in a generally
peaceful environment we can
call home. We have rights and
equal opportunities to accom-
plish our hearts desire. By the
way, we do enjoy life too.
Thank God for our visionary
and determined forebears. May
our heavenly father look upon
us with his mercy and beckon us
to do more, say more and agi-
tate more for the betterment of
our great little country we call


July 12, 2008.

Why have unions a special

position under the law?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

WHY have the unions a special and most valuable position in
labour law over the majority who are not union?
Over the past weeks there have been a number of letters
written asking this question and they are right Why do the
unions have a special position under law? Why are the minister
and/or the ministry, director of labour, not permitted to inter-
vene in a dispute between an employer and an employee, who
is not a member of a union?
Why have successive ministers and governments totally
ignored what should be as fundamental as the ILO Convention
requiring the recognizing of unions but still successive govern-
ments and ministers seem not to care about the majority of us
private employees who do not wish to be part of a union but
because of our choice the law is prejudicial against us.
Minister Dion Foulkes Prime Minister Rt Hon Hubert
Alexander Ingraham why is this so? Opposition why do you
also support this blatant discrimination against non-union labour
who are in the majority?
I know of some horrible cases where employees have been
taken advantage of and disputes outstanding for eight-nine
years, unresolved and stress filled on the innocent employee or
in one case retirees who gave 30+ years to their employer.

June, 2008.

What is Independence?

And have we achieved it?

John Robert Montagu Stuart Wortley Hunt




Freeport's new ethanol-blended
'I1 sA I 11 S

gasoline is
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The new ethanol-
blended gasoline introduced in Freeport
a few months ago is not "bad gas," it
was claimed yesterday despite recent
complaints in the local press.
There have been complaints that the
change in gasoline by FOCOL the
island's sole fuel supplier has caused
some clogging problems in fuel filters
and fuel injectors in vehicles.
"We are already paying nearly $6 per
gallon for gasoline and the possibility
that the gas we are putting in our vehi-
cles might require us to pay additional
money for repairs is very vexing," one
motorist told The Tribune.
"If there was a change in the gaso-
line, I think the public should have been
informed before it was introduced," said
a taxi-cab driver.
The Freeport Oil Company Limited
(FOCOL) introduced the ethanol-blend-
ed gasoline in May 2008 after its main
suppliers in Florida were mandated by
the US government to sell environmen-
tally-friendly ethanol-blended gasoline,
which contain 10 per cent ethanol.
The company said it is aware of com-
plaints regarding the new product.

not Daa ga
"It has come to our attention that the
cleaning properties of ethanol in the
ethanol-blended gasoline has caused
some fuel pumps and filters to clog, due
to the ethanol content in the gasoline
shipped to several gas stations on the
island containing slightly higher than 10
per cent ethanol," according to a state-
ment issued by the company.
Jeff Albury, operator of Freeport Jet
Wash, said that they were not initially
notified of the change in fuel type by
the supplier. "None of the private gas
stations were made aware that the fuel
was changing. We have now been made
aware after the fact that the fuel type has
changed," he said.
"We are over most of the bad prob-
lems, but now it's cleaning up the mess,
and of course everyone is screaming
that their car is not working and running
rough. We were not notified of the
change and no one told us that it cause
problems," he said.
Mr Albury said that ethanol blended
fuel is not bad gas.
"There is nothing wrong with the fuel.
When ethanol fuel goes into the barge it
cleans out the contaminants in the barge;
in FOCOL tanks; in the gas station
tanks; and even our car gas tank; but it is
'what the fuel picks up on the way to
your engine," he explained.

s claim

Mr Albury said when ethanol picks
up any moisture or dirt it holds it in the
molecules of the fuel and becomes like
a gel.
With the old gas, he explained that
the water and dirt would drop to the
bottom of the tank.
"The new fuel holds moisture and it
comes to.be like a gel and it is having
problems going through the fuel filter. If
it can't go through the fuel pump it
burns up and the pump would have to
be changed. The gel can also clog the
fuel injectors in cars, and so, it depends
on the amount of contaminants the fuel
has picked up," said Mr Albury.
"Some vehicles shut down and then
there is coughing in others. But people
out there who have problems with their
engine may not be tuning it up on a reg-
ular basis or it could be some other
problem. Just because a person's vehicle
is running rough does not mean that it
has definitely been affected by the fuel
picking up dirt or moisture," he said.
FOCOL stated that it has completed
a fuel analysis of the gasoline at the sta-
tions it supplies and is satisfied that the
fuel supply in stock is up to specifica-
tions. "We are analysing and processing
claims for auto repairs that are as a
result of the high ethanol content in our
gasoline," the company said.


Intelligent, complex and riveting summer blockbuster

WHEN director Christo-
pher-Nolan rebooted the Bat-
man franchise with 2005's Bat-
man Begins, his stark vision
couldn't have been further
from Tim Burton's gothic
Now, with The Dark Knight,
Nolan has built upon that sol-
id foundation to craft an intel-
ligent, complex and riveting
blockbuster that blows away

EliA..VA ,

the rest of the summer com-
The movie picks up where
Batman Begins left off:
Gotham City fighting corrup-
tion and organised crime with
Batman (Bale) holding his
own in cleaning it up. But
when a new fearless criminal
arrives on the scene in the
form of the Joker (Ledger),
the underworld backs him in
the hope he may be able to
bring down the caped crusad-
Meanwhile Batman/Bruce
Wayne and Police Lieutenant
Gordon throw their support
behind Harvey Dent (Eck-
hart), an idealist laywer, in.
their bid to take on the mob
without vigilante methods.
But this is no simple good

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger,
Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal

guys/bad guys morality tale.
The Dark Knight ploughs
head first into contemporary
territory by asking serious
questions about the nature of
Yet there are no easy
answers the principal char-
acters all have to fight their
own instincts in order to stay
within the confines of the law
when taking on the mqst dan-

gerous villains.
And there is none more
dangerous than the Joker. A
wealth of superlatives have
already been used to describe
the late Heath Ledger's per-
formance, and he really does
live up to the hype.
Ledger's grotesque Joker
complements Nolan's vision
perfectly comically sinister,
but also real and without a

hint of irony. His presence is
all over the film and I'm sure
he'll be remembered as the
definitive celluloid Joker.
Bale is also in fine form
again as Bruce Wayne and
Batman, adding a touch more
vulnerability this time to flesh
out the character, and there
is strong support from Aaron
Eckhart and Maggie Gynllen-
The Dark Knight shows that
a blockbuster movie needn't
be drenched in CGI or have
tongue in cheek to be suc-
With a thinking man's
script, a quality cast, and
Bourne-esque realism to the
setpieces, Nolan has shown
how it should be done.
Roll on number three.

IN THIS IMAGE released by Warn-
er Bros., Heath Ledger starring as
The Joker, is shown in a scene with
Christian Bale, starring as Batman
in "The Dark Knight."

The American Embassy
following position:

is presently considering applications for the


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 5:00'p.m. Monday
through Friday at the security area of the American Emibassy, 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.

Tribune Staff Reporter
"As a white Bahamian I am tired of hearing public speakers describe
the country as a 'black nation'. I have sat in an audience with five or six
other white Bahamians and heard speakers say the Bahamas is a 'black
nation'. I'm tired of people assuming I'm not Bahamian because I'm not
"My family has been here since the 1660s, but I had a friend in high
school who was from Guyana who moved here when she was 16, but she
was better accepted as Bahamian because she is black."
Bahamian Woman
"I am vex with (an Internet provider) for telling me that my Internet
continues to act up because there is too much electricity going to my
router. I have never heard such a asinine remark from. people who just
dumb and lazy before. They need to come fix this before I come up with
an excuse why I don't pay my bill at the end of the month."
PG, Blair Estates
"I'vex because I tired of people bringing underage children to watch
rated C movies. If I wanted to be around a bunch of screaming children
while I watch a good movie, I would have a bunch of my own and stay
Ray M, Winton
"I am vex at all of these schools and parents that teaching' children how
to beg with all of these dollar forms in the middle of the road. I don't
mind sponsoring a basketball game or a school trip, but why don't they
organise a cAr wash or a bake sale? Teach these kids how to earn mon-
ey and not beg they need to learn you don't get something for nothing."
Sally S, Cable Beach
Are you vex? Call 502-2365, or send your complaints to whyyou-
vex@tribunemedia.net or fax to 328-2398

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FAMILY members are pictured grieving at the funeral of Corporal 2543 Desmond Burrows, a 13-year vet-
eran of the Royal Bahamas Police Force attached to the criminal records office. Burrows drowned while tak-
ing part in a police training exercise in waters off Goodman's Bay on July 16.






= Bible Class: 9-45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m.
Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m.
S Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)
SSisters' Prayer Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (2nd Thursday of each month)

SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2008
S11:OOAMI D0h0Rev.OMarklCarey
11:00AM I0D000Rev.DDrjLavernelLockhart
11:00AM Dl000PastorgCharlesfMoss
10:00AM 000DD0Rev.nCharlesOSweeting
11:00AM DD000Mrs.0KenrisflCarey
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The Women of the Bahamas Conference of The Methodist
Church will meet In Retreat this coming weekend, July
25-27, 2008 at Epworth Hall In Nassau. Women from
Methodist Churches around The Bahama Islands will
attend. The Conference Is being organized by the Nassau
Region Methodist Women's Ministry under leadership of
President Sherry Williams under the theme: "Behold I Am
Doing Something New"

Orant's Eotun Weole filletboblist Cb)urr)
IBallou Hill Rd & Chapel Street PO.Box CB-13046
The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427

7:00 am: Bro. Mark Carey/ Bro. Jamicko Forde
11:00 am: Bro. Ernest Miller/Sis. Lily Benson
7:00 pm: Sis. Tezel Anderson/Board of Visitation,
Outreach & Social Witness
"Ctin goric.ar*sIu ini.mii orHc.efru"(1 -1 -erSi ,Ii :7)B

Sunday School 10am FUNDAMENTAL
Preaching 11am & 7:30pm. EVANGELISTIC
Radio Bible Hour:
dio B HouS 2 Pastor:H. Mills '
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2
Wed, Prayer & Praise 7:30pm

"Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are"
IPastor: H. Mills Phone: 393-0563 Box N-3622




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Morning 'Worship Service .....
Sunday School for all ages ...
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Worship Service .................
Spanish Service ... ..............
Evening Worsnip Service........



9.5 a0.m.
1 i.00 a.m
8.0C a.m,
6,30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY at 7:30 p.m.
I.: I: Bible Teaching
Roya! Rangers (Boys Club] 4-16 yrs.
Missionettes (Girls Club) 4-16 yrs.

FRIDAY at 7:30 p.m.
Youth V nistry', 1':: I
Sunday at 8:30 a.m. 1 TEVPLE = -

Assembly Of God
ColnsAeneat4h eraeCeteille i
Te: 2-80,. a: 2-49. PO o:N16

,Orace and Peace Wesleyan Church
A society of The-Free Methodist Church of
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'North America


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TWorship Time: l1a.m. & 7p.m. (

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

Church School during Worship Service
Place: Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev. Hetley Perry

P.O.Box SS-5631
Telephone number: 324-2538
Telefax number: 324-2587



Worship tim
Sunday Sc
Prayer ti

Grounded In The Past &
Geared To The Future
e: 11am & 7pm
hool: 9:45am
me: 6:30pm I*- .

The Madeira Shopping
(Next door to CIBC)

Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles


Pastor: Rev. Dr Franklin Knowles

P.O.Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712
EMAIL lynnk@ batelnet.bs



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H having a heart for -aiti

Tribune Staff Reporter

mission to Haiti
aimed not only to fulfil the spir-
itual and physical needs of
impoverished people, but also
to raise Bahamians' awareness
of their plight.
The extent of Port-de-Paix's
chronic unemployment and lack
of services was witnessed by the
23 Grace Short-Term Mission-
aries and myself on a grinding
daily basis spent living in basic
accommodation at a local lady's
We saw how parents are
forced to give up their children
for adoption because they are
not able to feed them, and how
the House of Hope orphanage
strives to care for children
unlikely to be adopted.
We learned how lack of mon-
ey and food has driven desper-
ate families unable to get food
to make soup out of earth with
unripe mangoes, and eat mud.
We saw how families are
forced apart, when a mother or
father, in the hope of saving
their families, will risk their life
by taking an overcrowded boat
to a country where there will
be a chance of earning a sus-
tainable income.
Co-team leader of the mis-
sions team Jewel Major, an
attorney at the international
section of the Attorney Gener-
al's office, started the church's
missions after her first visit to
Haiti in 1987.
She said: "There is a lot more
poverty in Port-de-Paix than in
the rural areas of Haiti we have
been to, and we saw the daily
life of people, and how they
have nothing to do.
"We saw a lot of hopeless-
ness, and when you look at
those kids you really thought,
'where are they going to go?'
They are so limited to what they
can do."
Haiti is a failed state, with lit-
tle or no sanitation, utility or
medical services provided by
the Government, and Miss
Major estimates 85 per cent of
services in Haiti are sustained
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THE results are in and the
Bahamas National Children's
Choir is celebrating. On the last
day of its concert tour in Poland,
the choir won its division and
placed second overall in the 43rd
International Choral Festival held
in the fishing town of Miedzyz-
The more thad 40 children in
the choir were invited to Poland
by a Polish youth choir that visit-
ed the Bahamas in December of
2007. At the same time they were
invited to participate in the com-
After giving performances at a
school, the local parliament, a his-
torical church and castle all in
Szczecin, it was on the bus and
off to Miedzyzdroje for the com-
petition. The members were
allowed a few hours sleep before
rehearsals, and a few hours later
they were on stage.
The competition, which took
place over several days, was in its
last night of performances.
Members of the packed audi-
torium could be seen nodding
during much of the evening.
However, when the bright yellow
vests and Androsian print tops
graced the stage, even the judges
were seen moving to the rhythmic
sounds of the Bahamas National
Children's Choir.
Their repoitoire for the com-
petition included: "Africa" by

founder Audrey Dean Wright;
"The Glory Train" by Jerry Estes;
"Dona Nobis Pacem"; Bahami-
an favourites "Mr Fisher",
"Bahamas is calling You" and
"Ghost Move Medley".
The performance ended with
an abbreviated rush-out into the
audience and outside the hall.
The excitement was high and
long before the results came last
weekend, the directors, young
performers and more than 30 par-
ents and friends knew that the
choir had out performed their
In between performances in
Poland, the choir found time to
do a little sightseeing, and each
choir member was able to spend
one full day with a Polish farhily.
This, they said, was one of the

highlights of this year's tour.
Following the tour in Poland,'
the choir arrived in London
where members spent four days
touring, performing and even
attended a live, on-stage perfor-
mance of the renowned musical,
the Sound of Music.
Bahamian High Commission-
er to London Paul Farquarson
and his wife Sharon Farquarson,
received the children for A cour-
tesy call and also hosted a spe-
cial concert for them at St James
Church in Piccadilly.
Each year, the choir embarks
on an ambitious concert tour usu-
ally to some far away country
which provides a learning experi-
ence for the children that choir
director Patricia Bazard says is
second to none.


Police van

kills toddler in

Grand Bahama

FROM page one

ance building.
He stopped to allow two adults and a child to cross the road.
After he reportedly pulled off, another child suddenly ran out
into the road, across the path of the police vehicle, and was struck.
Supt Rahming said the officer immediately stopped.
He then took the child to the trauma section at Rand Memorial
Hospital, where the child died.
Mr Rahming said investigations revealed that the child was
attempting to catch up with the woman and the other child, whom
the officer had stopped to allow to cross the road, when the accident
Traffic police are investigating.

Diesel crisis: another

retailer may stop sales

FROM page one

members, as 75 per cent of gas station operators say they are fac-
ing financial ruin.
The BPRA said that the 19 cent per gallon margin of diesel
needs be increased. They also called for an increase in business
licence fees, which are currently paid on the dollar value of gas sold,
rather than volume.
Gross profits on gasoline, according to the BPRA, fell from
15.7 per cent to 7.79 per cent between 2002 and 2008, while business
fees increased 101.79 per cent.
On diesel, the BPRA said that gross profits decreased from
11.66 per cent to 3.1 per cent over the same period, while business
licence fees increased by 276.07 per cent.


The Bahamas ranked sixth most popular destination for Americans

FROM page one

strategies to attract more US
vacationers and plans to brief
the public shortly.
The study found that two out
of three people polled (or 63
per cent) "are equally or more
willing to travel" compared to
last year. Half of that number
said they were likely to travel
internationally within a year
with Canada and Mexico the
likely destinations outside the
"Seventy-four per cent of
respondents who said they are
not travelling internationally in
the next year are interested in
travelling overseas in the

future," according to a release
by Visa Inc.
"Americans love to travel; it's
hard to keep them at home,"
said Vicente Echeveste, Global
Travel and Tourism head at
Visa Inc. "Even though Amer-
icans aren't going as far this
year, the fact that they continue
to exhibit a strong willingness
to travel overseas reinforces
international tourism as a strong
driver of global economic
"Understanding where and
how visitors are spending their
money is of significant value to
governments Anid the global
tourism industry. Visa is com-
mitted to providing tourism.

data to help drive sustainable
global tourism and a safe, reli-
able and global payment accep-
tance network for Visa card-
holders," Echeveste added.
The study also found a num-
ber of Americans were plan-
ning their vacations close to
home because of the economic
"One of the top three reasons
respondents gave for not trav-
elling overseas was that they
were planning to travel in the
US this year," Visa Inc said.
Of respondents who said
international travel was unlike-
ly this year, 54 per cent noted
travel costs as a barrier while
49 per cent listed the current

state of the economy.
Distance appears to rule trav-
el decisions for Americans this
year, with Western Europe and
the Caribbean rounding out the
list of the most popular foreign
destinations for American trav-
ellers in 2008, according to the
The 2008 US International
Travel Outlook is based on
phone interviews with 1,000
adult Americans who hold a
credit card or a debit card and
have travelled outside, the US
in the past three years.
FroQmMay 12-22, 2p ,00
respondents were interviewed
by Western Wats, according to
Visa Inc's website.

Man jailed for three years in drug case

FROM page one

with intent to supply; importa-
tion of dangerous drugs with
intent to supply, conspiracy to
possess dangerous drugs with
intent to supply and conspiracy
to import dangerous drugs with
intent to supply. Police report-
edly seized 691 pounds of mar-
ijuana with a street value of
The two men returned to
court yesterday where Light-
bourne attorney Ian Cargill
asked that the charges be read
again. Lightbourne pleaded
guilty to the charges of posses-
sion of marijuana with the
intent to supply and conspiracy
to possess dangerous drugs with
the intent to supply. Burrows
maintained his plea of not guilty
to all charges.
Lightbourne admitted in
court yesterday that he had giv-
en police a false name. He

admitted that Thomas Rigby is,
in fact, his real name.
The prosecution then pro-
ceeded to have him charged
with deceit of a public officer,
citing that he had deceived Cor-
poral 2670 Robinson by giving
the false name John Alexander
Lightbourne. He pleaded guilty
to the charge.
According to. Inspector
Ercell Dorsette, Lightbourne
told police that while on Exuma
he had been approached by his
co-accused who had asked him
to help in the transport of some
"weed" to Nassau. Lightbourne
told police that the drugs were
collected.from a cay in the Exu-
mas and put on a boat. Accord-
ing to Inspector Dorsette, Light-
bourne told police that they
began experiencing engine
problems near the south-east-
ern tip of New Providence and
that is when police apprehend-
ed them. Lightbourne report-

light-bulbs could be

huge saver, says businessman

FROM page one

neering" for residential and
commercial use, has brought to
the Bahamian market in the last
nine months.
Former inventor Mr Smith
spoke to The Tribune outside
the Caribbean Regional Sus-
tainable High Level Seminar
which took place this week at
the Sheraton Cable Beach
Resort about his intention to
give Bahamians "new ways to
save money on energy, live
healthier and keep the Bahamas
As the country struggles
under the burden of powering
itself in the face of rising oil
prices and the debate over the
need to preserve our environ-
mental resources begins to gain
prominence, Mr Smith said that
his business is filling a niche for
a "viable alternative energy
company" and the response has
been "absolutely great."

"There's been more interest
than I expected. In the
Bahamas right now everybody
wants to change and nobody
.knows how to, there's no
licensed professionals really to
tell them, 'This is what you can
do'. With us if you call us for a
job, we'll come down, find out
your average kilowatt usage and
give you a solution to cutting
Among products and services
they provide are remote power
generation plants, air-condi-
tioning units and heating and
cooling systems all powered
by renewables like sun or wind,
or geothermal and environ-
mentally-friendly water sanita-
tion products.
On Wednesday, Minister of
the Environment Earl Deveaux,
along with numerous high-level
individuals from multilateral
organizations and the United
States government, stressed the
need for Caribbean nations to

diversify their energy sources
on a state level, bringing more
renewables into the mix, and
reducing their dependency on
The time for talking is over,
and solutions are urgently need-
ed, suggested speakers.
Mr Smith said his company
is committed to keeping down
the cost of their products so that
regular people can use them -
despite the fact that it is "getting
killed" by high import duty
"We believe that it will be
impossible to change the tides
of our country's energy and
environmental crisis' if con-
sumers can't afford to do so,"
said Mr Smith.
WSWC is in partnership with
large European and American
companies, Sepco and Joliet
Technology, who manufacture
and guarantee their products.
It has also launched a "Clean
Pools for Green Schools" -

offering Nassau schools cut-
price "green" pool sanitation
products to replace traditional
chlorine-based products.
"Tambearly school has been
on the product for the last four
months, the Lyford Cay School
is switching over in August and
Queen's College will be switch-
ing over," said Mr Smith,
adding that outside of the pro-
gramme, Independent Pool Ser-
vices, which maintains 140 pools
in Nassau, has also decided to
use the product after testing it
"Nine months ago (the price
of the products) was compara-
ble to chlorine, now it's actual-
ly cheaper," said Mr Smith.
With evidence increasing that
exposure to chlorine can
increase the risk of certain ill-
nesses such as bladder cancer,
the use of the chemical, partic-
ularly around children, is
becoming increasingly unpop-

edly told police that he was
promised payment for his role
in the transport of the drugs
although he did not know how
much he would be paid.
Lightbourne admitted in
court that he had spent time in
prison for possession of an unli-
censed firearm. His attorney
told the court that his client was
the father of five children and
was going through a rough time
when the incident occurred. Mr
Cargill noted that his client had
been forthright with the court.
Magistrate Bethel sentenced
Lightbourne to three years in
prison on the charge of posses-
sion of dangerous drugs with
the intent to supply. His sen-
tence on the charge of conspir-
acy to possess dangerous drugs

. with the intent to supply was
taken into consideration with
the three-year sentence. Light-
bourne was also fined $10,000.
If he fails to pay the fine
before his three-year sentence
expires, he will have to spend
an additional year in jail. Light-
bourne was sentenced to three
months in prison on the charge
of deceit of a public officer.
Tory Burrows, represented
by attorney Gregory Hilton,
was granted $10,000 bail with
two sureties.
He was ordered to surrender
his travel documents and report
to the Rolleville police station
every Monday, Wednesday and
Saturday before 5pm. The case
was adjourned to February 10.

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off a thrilling victory for the
post of president.

Senior Sports Reporter

NOW that they have
formed the new era of lead-
ership in the Bahamas
Olympic Association, the
question is what's ahead for
the presidents of the various
federations elected to serve
for the next four years?
Wellington, 'the Peace-
maker' Miller, who pulled Off
a thrilling 12-11 victory over
the Rev. Enoch Backford for
the post of president on
Thursday night at the Nassau
Yacht Club, said there's.no
reason why he can't continue
to serve as the president of
the Amateur Boxing Associ-
ation of the Bahamas.
"There's nothing constitu-
tional that sat that because
I'm the president of the BOA
I can't be the president of the
Amateur B]oxing Association'
of heBai'aiias,"Millerstat-
ed: '
"I know it has happened in
many other countries. But if it
comes down to a conflict of
interest, then I will have to
make a decision on what I will
Miller, who has been at the
helm of the association for the
past 16 years, said he won't
be offering any preferential
treatment to boxing, but he
hope to ensure that the ama-
teur boxers are afforded every
opportunity for them to suc-
"I just can't focus on boxing
now.'I have to focus on all of
the Olympic sports," Miller
pointed out. "When I sit in
the Olympic chair, that's for
everybody, so I have to con-
siderate of that. Even though
my love is for boxing, that
won't override the other
With the ABAB going to
elections next year, Miller said
he doesn't intend to continue
on as the president so that he
can devote more time to run-
ning the affairs of the BOA.
"I've been trying to get
some people to come in and
take over the federation and
I've already gotten two calls
since I took over s the BOA
president," Miller stated.
"They are people who have
been around, so I think it's
good for the association."
Bahamas Softball Federa-
tion president Rommel 'Fish'
SEE page 10

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NEWLY executive officers of the Bahamas Olympic Association paid a courtesy cll on the new Minister of Sports, Desmond Bannister yesterday at the Ministry of Sports.
Above from left are Anton Sealy, vice president; Algernon Cargill, vice president; Rommel Knowles, secretary general; Dianne Miller, assistant treasurer; Bannister; Mike
Sands, vice president; Wellington Miller, president; Minister of State for Culture, Charles Maynard and Permanent Secretary, Archie Nairn.

New BOA board meets

with Minister of Sports

Senior Sports Reporter

ONE day after the newly elected offi-
cers of the Bahamas Olympic Associa-
tion was voted in, they paid a courtesy
call on the new Minister of Sports,
Desmond Bannister.
As the two bodies came together yes-
terday at the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culfure, they met to discuss the
way forward for sports in general in the
And Bannister said he had planned to
sit and congratulate the officers and
assured the officers that his ministry
will be a very sports friendly ministry.
Bannister was accompanied by Min-
ister of State for Culture, Charles May-
nard; Permanent Secretary Archie
Nairn and Deputy Permanent Secre-
tary Eugene Pinder.
Wellington 'the Peacemaker' Miller,

Bannister: We will work out

any differences we encounter

the new president who ousted the Rev.
Enoich Backford with a 12-11 count at
the elections held on Thursday night at
the Nassau Yacht Club, attended along
with six of his officers.
They were vice presidents' Algernon
Cargill, Anton Sealy and Mike Sands;
secretary general Rommel Knowles;
treasurer Larry Wilson and assistant
treasurer Dianne Miller.
Bannister told the new executives,
whom he said he know all very well,
that it is his aim to work through any
problems that they might encounter.
"We might have some differences and
I think we will have some differences
going ahead in some areas," Bannister
stated. "Where we have some differ-
ences, we will try to work them out.

"There will never be a situation
where this ministry is not working in
the best interest of sports, not with this
PS and not with these ministers here. If
anything like that comes up, every pres-
ident of federations have my cell phone
and my e-mail. So I expect that we will
have the kind of relationship where you
will let me know."
Stating that he's not looking forward
to any confrontations, Bannister said
they will support the BOA and they
hope that they won't lose track of their
Miller, who only joined forces with the
federations during the week of the elec-
tions after serving as a vice president of

SEE page 10

Ferguson-McKenzie finishes third at Aviva London Grand Prix

Senior Sports Reporter

SPRINTER Debbie Ferguson-
McKenzie turned in a third place finish
in the women's 200 metres at the Avi-
va London Grand Prix as she contin-
ued her trek towards the Olympic
Games in Beijing, China.
The meet, which wraps up today, is
the final major event before the
Games get underway on August 8.
Ferguson-McKenzie ran 22.84 sec-

onds to come behind
Jamaican Sherone
Simpson (22.70) and
American Bianca
Knight (22.79) and
just ahead of Ameri-
can Allyson Felix
With her perfor-
mance, Ferguson-
McKenzie moved
into fourth place on
the World Athletic
Tour's list with a
total of 44 points in

the five meets she's competed in so
far this year.
The list is headed by Simpson with
54, followed by France's Muriel Hur-
tis-Houairi with 50 and Knight with
Ferguson-McKenzie is also in 11th in
the 100. Veteran sprinter Chandra
Sturrup in the women's 100 with 44
points from five meets. Jamaican
Sheri-Ann Brooks, who also competed
in five meets, have 58 points to lead
the race.
Also yesterday, Donald Thomas
competed in the men's high jump,

clearing 7-feet, 4 1/2-inches, the same
as three other competitors, but he end-
ed up eighth on more knockdowns.
Winning the competition was
Andrey Silnov of Russia with 7-9 3/4.
Great Britain's Germaine Mason took
second with 7-7 and Linus Thornbald
of Sweden was third with 7-5 3/4.
Thomas now sit in 13th spot with 14
points from three meets. Thornbald
heads the list with 42 from four meets,
Silnov is second with 38 from two
meets and Sweden's Stefan Holm is

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Sandelin lead

Russian Open

American John Daly

missed the cut for the

second straight week

Associated Press
FORMER champion Mikael
Lundberg and Jarmo Sandelin
each shot 8-under 64 to share a
one-stroke lead Friday after the
second round of the Russian
Open as John Daly missed the
cut for the second straight
Lundberg and Sandelin were
at 13-under 131. Both Swedes
started the day two shots
behind four first-round leaders.
Robert Rock of England (64)
was in third.
Daly, who won the 1991
PGA Championship and the
1995 British Open, shot. 73 to
miss the cut by one stroke after
being tied for 76th place at 143.
The American also missed the
cut at the British Open and at
the BMW International Open
in June.
Daly had two birdies and a
bogey on the front nine, but
opened with a double bogey on
the back. He made a birdie on
the next hole, but a bogey on
the par-3 16th left him out of
Lundberg, who won the 2005
Russian Open on the fourth
extra hole of playoff for his first
European title, opened with a
birdie and an eagle that was
immediately followed by two
He then made two birdies
before the turn and five more

on the back nine.
"I think I actually played a
bit better from tee to green yes-
terday, but I got more out of it
today," Lundberg said.
Sandelin, a five-time winner
on the European Tour, started
on the back nine and had five
birdies. He dropped his first
hole after the turn, but then
picked up a birdie immediately
and closed the round with three
consecutive birdies.
"It was pretty good,"
Sandelin said. "I have been
working hard and will do my
best and, hopefully, I can get it
going over the weekend and I
will be even more comfort-
The first-round leaders had
a miserable day. Joakim Back-
strom of Sweden, David Carter
of England and Roope Kakko
of Finland all shot 73 and were
at 138. Fredrik Henge of Swe-
den (77) was a further four
strokes back.
Former top-ranked Russian
tennis player Yevgeny Kafel-
nikov and NHL forward Alex
Kovalev, who received wild
cards from the organizers, were
last in the 144-man field at 25
over and 40 over, respectively.
Over two rounds, Kafelnikov
made par at 17 holes and had
his first birdie, a big improve-
ment since only making par at
four holes in his golf debut in
The Russian Open became a
full-fledged European Tour
event in 2006.

DANNY WILLETT, of England, lines up his putt during the second day of Russian Open golf champi-
onship at Moscow Country Club in Nakhabino, outside Moscow, Friday, July 25, 2008.

JOHN DALY, of'the United States, tees off during the second day of Russian Open golf championship
at Moscow Country Club in Nakhabino, outside Moscow, Friday, July 25, 2008.

BOA board

members meet

with minister

FROM page 9
the previous board that was
elected in May, assured Ban-
nister that his executives
don't intend to have any con-
frontation as they are all fed-
eration executives who know
what it was to suffer and they
are happy to be in the posi-
tion that they are in.
"We are happy to be
together and we have some
short term plans that we hope
to put into effect soon, then
we will work on our long
term goals," Miller stressed.
"We will work shoulder and
shoulder with the ministry in
any way that we can."
Bannister said that imme-
diately after the Olympic
Games in Beijing, China next
month, his ministry will host a
Sports Leadership Seminar.
"There are some very
pressing issues in sports. If
you look at the Sports Act of
the Bahamas, the thing the
last amendment to that was
in 1974 or somewhere around
that," he pointed out.
"Sports, over the last few
decades, have become very
sophisticated and that act has
to be amended so that it can
be more flexible to sports
He said that his ministry
will consult the BOA on leg-
islature for the way forward.
And secondly, he said
there are three international
conventions as it relates to
Doping in sports and it's
important to get involved
because the Bahanias has not
moved forward in terms of
"It is time now for the
Bahamas as a country to
. move forward on this anti-
doping issue. If we don't do
it, your member federations
when they travel interna-
tionally will have problems.
So when we have this sum-
mit, one of the things we
want to do, is to consult you
for legislation for anti-dop-
Bannister called for a mas-
sive educational programme
on anti-doping. If it's not
done, Bannister said the
Bahamas could end up in
real mess.
He also advised the execu-
tives that while they pulled
off a very close election,
there were some federations
that were on the opposite
side and he said they have to
find a way to draw into the
And he also noted that
there are some sporting bod-
ies, which are not apart of
thje BOA, but are Olympic
sports and they too need to
become involved.

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third with 36 from three
Andretti Bain was the only
other Bahamian entered in
the meet. He is in race one
of the men's 400 that will be
ran today. Bain, however, is
not on the World Athletics
Tour list.
Chris 'Bay' Brown, who
returned to the United States
to continue his preparation
for Beijing, is second on the
list with 74 from five meets.
American Jeremy Wariner is
out front with 96 from five
meets as well.

FROM page 9
Knowles, who takes up anoth-
er key position as secretary
general of the BOA, said he
too will remain in office with
the BSF until they go to the
poll in February.
"I will continue to serve in
both capabilities up until the
election," charged Knowles,
who have indicated that they
have already occupied the
BOA's office as they try to see
if they can have long jumper
Jackie Edwards added to the
Bahamian team as she wasn't
ratified by the outgoing regime.
"The challenge is the dead-
line has already been passed
for submitting names, but we
are hoping that they will extend
us that courtesy of adding her
to the team," Knowles pointed

Derrick Atkins, who also
skipped the meet, is also sit-
ting in second place in the
men's 100 with 66 points from
five meets. Jamaican Nesta
Carter tops the list with 70
from five meets.
While he didn't compete,
Leevan 'Superman' Sands
remains in second place in
the men's triple jump with 41
points in five meets.
Grenada's Randy Lewis is
out front with 50 from four
In the women's javelin,
Lavern Eve has accumulated
14 points from two meets for
12th place. Barbora Spotako-

At the same time, Knowles
said that with the Olympics set
to start on August 8, the new
executive board is also look-
ing at the possibility of
whether or not he and Miller
can make the trip to Beijing to
become acclimatized with their
"I know that the Chef de
Mission (Vincent Wallace-
Whitfield) and the business
manager (Livingstone Bost-
wick) should be removed
because they've done an excel-
lent job from all accounts," he
"The Beijing committee said
the Bahamas has been very
organized in getting in all of
their forms on time. So I don't
suspect that there will be any
changes in the key positions."

va of the Czech Republic is
out front with 40 points from
four meets.
And in the women's 400,
Christine Ameritil is tied for
17th with Monica Hargrove
of the United States and
Folasade Abugan from Nige-
ria with 12 points apiece.
While Hargrove has only ran
in one meet, Amertil and
Abugan has done two each.
The list is compiled, based
on the performances of the
athletes in the meets in
Europe. The top performers
will be invited to compete in
the Grand Prix final at the
end of the season.

But Miller said both he and
Miller would like to get their
introduction to the Interna-
tional Olympic Committee and
the Pan American Sports
"If we can be accredited,
that would be okay, but we
know it's going to be tough
because of the rules that are
in place in Beijing," he
summed up. "But we will try
our best to make sure that we
can get there."
Felipe Munoz, who repre-
sented PASO as he conduct-
ed the BOA's elections,
informed the new board that
it would probably be in their
best interest to allow the man-
agement team in place to stay
on and then they can make
plans to step up to the IOC
and PASO after the games.

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What's ahead for the BOA?

Sastre and Evans close in on showdown I-

Associated Press

For race leader Carlos Sastre and his main
rival, Cadel Evans, there is one last observa-
tion round remaining before Saturday's
showdown time trial that should decide the
new Tour de France champion.

Both have been on the podi-
um before, Evans as runner-up
last year, and Sastre was in third
place the year before. Now, at
the peak of their racing careers,
glory is a stop watch away for
Sastre, who is Spanish, held
his lead in Thursday's undulating
18th stage, which saw Germany's
Marcus Burghardt win in a sprint
finish to Saint-Etienne after the
main pack of riders did not both-
er to chase down a two-man
Friday's 19th stage is expected
to be much the same: a group
of sprinters will likely get away
early to contest the win while
Evans, looking to become the
first Australian to ever win the
Tour, and Sastre save energy for

"There was no reason to lead
a crazy attack," Sastre said
Thursday after keeping his lead
of 1 minute, 24 seconds over
Team CSC teammate Frank
Schleck. "It's better to rest well
for Saturday and keep my ener-
gy for the time trial."
Evans, spared the obligatory
post-stage briefing that the Tour
leader has to do, ducked into
his team van and sped off,
shielded as always by the same
burly Belgian bodyguard that
used to look after seven-time
winner Lance Armstrong.
Like Armstrong was, Evans
is doing all he can to block
everything from his mind except
winning the Tour.
Having missed out on Tour

victory by just 23 seconds to
Alberto Contador of Spain last
year, the 31-year-old Evans is
obsessed with making amends.
He is fourth overall and trails
the 33-year-old Sastre by 1:34
seconds a time deficit he will
try and overturn in Saturday's
32.9-mile clock race.
"It's not so bad, but I'd rather
be five minutes in front," Evans
said. "We'll see on Saturday."
Schleck and Bernhard Kohl
of Austria, who is in third place,
are only seconds ahead of
Evans. Neither is strong enough
to withstand him in Saturday's
time trial.
While Sastre and Evans are
not likely to lose time on Fri-
day, the main danger could
come from a crash on narrow
roads as non-Tour contenders
vie for a shot at a rare and lucra-
tive career stage win.
"I think a lot of guys still want
to win a stage, so it will be very
nervous for sure," said Marc
Sargeant, who is Evans' sporting
director on the Silence-Lotto
The Tour contenders were
not interested in following the
25-year-old Burghardt and Car-
los Barredo of Spain as they

flew out in front in Thursday's
122.1-mile trek, shortly after rid-
ers left from Bourg-d'Oisans.
"(Barredo) tried to always
stay behind me, and attack from
behind," Burghardt said after
handing Team Columbia its fifth
stage of the Tour Britain's
Mark Cavendish got the other
four. "I was very focused, and he
couldn't get away."
Italian rider Damiano Cunego
crashed heavily, and by the time
he flopped over the finish line, a
thick bandage was absorbing the
blood that was dripping off his
shredded chin onto his torso.
The 2004 Giro d'Italia win-
ner went to Saint-Etienne hos-
pital for check ups and quit the
"Cunego will go back to Italy
tomorrow," the 26-year-old Ital-
ian rider's Lampre team said on
its Web site.
Close to the time when
Cunego fell, French customs
officials stopped, searched and
released a vehicle driven by
Schleck's father along the course
route. They were conducting a
random search for doping prod-
ucts, but only turned up normal
medicines, a French state pros-
ecutor said.


1. NEW YORK GIANTS' Eli Manning
passes during football training camp
in Albany, N.Y., Friday, July 25, 2008.

2. NEW YORK GIAN'S center Shaun
O'Hara gets ready to snap the ball
during football training camp in
Albany, N.Y., Friday, July 25, 2008.

3. GIANTS running back Ahmad
Bradshaw (44) runs away from
defensive end Osi Umenyiora (72)
during football training camp in
Albany, N.Y., Friday, July 25, 2008.

NFL Network report: Favre

plans to report to camp

Associated Press

BRETT FAVRE told the Green Bay '
Packers he plans to report to training
camp this weekend, the NFL Network
reported Friday, in a move perhaps
designed to force the team to quickly
trade the three-time MVP.
Favre informed general manager Ted
Thompson on Thursday of his decision
and will petition NFL commissioner
Roger Goodell to be reinstated as early
as Friday, the NFL Network said.
Favre's presence could cause a major
distraction for the Packers, providing
the team additional motivation to work
out a trade.
The team committed to moving on
with Aaron Rodgers after Favre retired
in early March, led them to believe he
was coming back in late March, then
decided to stay retired until he appar-
ently changed his mind once again in
recent weeks.
Packers players are scheduled to move
into their dorm rooms on Saturday, and
their first team meeting is scheduled for
Sunday morning. Their first practice is
Monday morning.
Team officials did not immediately
return telephone calls from The Asso-
ciated Press. Packers coach Mike

McCarthy is scheduled to address the
media on Saturday.
Speculation on a potential new home
for Favre has centered on Tampa Bay,
but the New York Jets also are emerging
as a potential trade partner for the Pack-
ers. On Friday, Jets coach Eric Mangini
brushed off but didn't deny an
ESPN.com report that the Jets had been
given permission to talk to Favre.
"With all discussions, those things are
internal and that really hasn't changed,"
Mangini said, adding that he and Jets
general manager Mike Tannenbaum talk
every night about "a lot of different
things" but always keep them internal.
Mangini reiterated that he was happy
with the team's quarterbacks.
"I feel the same way as I felt yesterday
and nothing's changed," Mangini said.
"With any conversations me and Mike
have, Mike likes to talk about a lot of
different scenarios and he enjoys a good
chart, he enjoys a good graph and he
enjoys a lot of scenarios. That's what he
does, and that's what he's supposed to
do. So, just normal discussions that we
always have."
But when asked if the Jets were look-
ing into adding any veteran quarter-
backs, Mangini conceded that it would
be "normal operating procedure" for
the team to look into "different scenar-

"As I said, I'm happy with the quar-
terbacks we have and we look at a lot of
different scenarios every night," Mangi-
ni said. "And trust me when I tell you
that we look into a lot of different sce-
narios every night. It's just normal oper-
ating procedure for us."
And that's just about the only thing
normal in the ongoing Favre saga.
In an interview with Fox News last
week, Favre said it was "tempting" to
show up to Packers camp to call the
Packers' "bluff."
But, Favre added: "I don't want to go
back there just to stick it to them."
Packers president and CEO Mark
Murphy reiterated Thursday that if
Favre were to return to the Packers, it
would be in "a different role" pre-
sumably not as the starter.
"We said we would welcome him
back, and he'll have a different role,"
Murphy said, speaking with reporters
after Thursday's Packers shareholders
meeting. "But what's going to happen if
that occurs, we'll have to look and see
the situation at the time. That's a little
bit of a technicality. But I guess there's
two questions. We have said we would
welcome him back. But whether he will
come back is another question. And a
lot of it goes back to, we want to work
with Brett, and be fair to him and help
give him what he wants."



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Morry Gash/AP Photo
IN THIS Jan. 16, 2008, file photo, Green
Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre
answers a question during a news confer-
ence in Green Bay, Wis. NFL commission-
er Roger Goodell is monitoring the ongo-
ing rift between the Packers and Favre.

Redskins WR

Moss wants

football 'early

and often'

Associated Press

.NO matter the playbook,
no matter his role, no matter
his stats, Santana Moss sees
himself as a playmaker and a
It's why the wide receiver
wants the Washington Red-
skins to throw the football to
him as much as possible this
season. "Early and often;" is
how Moss put it.
It's why he wants to go
back to occasionally returning
punts, something he didn't do
once in 2006 or 2007. "I
haven't forgotten how," Moss
It's why he is sure he can
thrive in new Redskins coach'
Jim Zorn's West Coast sys-
"To be honest with you, I
never look at anything and
say, 'It's not going to be a
good fit,"' Moss said. "Look-
ing at this offense, I've got
high expectations."
So do his teammates and
Washington's fans, who were
hootin' and hollerin' when
Moss touched the ball at
training camp Friday.
As for Zorn? Well, it's
hard to imagine the former
NFL quarterback coming up
with a higher compliment
than a comparison to his own
favorite target, Steve Largent.
Asked about Moss, Zorn
immediately raised the name
of the Hall of Fame receiver
who was his teammate with
the Seattle Seahawks.
"Steve Largent didn't have
(Moss') acceleration or speed,
but (Moss has.) a very low
center of gravity, and Steve
did as well, so he's able to
make very high-speed
breaks," Zorn said, "and it's
very difficult for him to be
That was certainly the case
in 2005, Moss' first year with
the Redskins: He broke the
franchise record with 1,483
yards receiving on a career-
best 84 catches and went to
the Pro Bowl.
think that
was a sea-
son to
ber, to
look back
upon with
pride. Not
quite so.
Moss gets
tired of
about it.
As in: Why haven't you
matched that production?
Why did your yardage slip to
790 in 2006, then 808 in 2007?
Why haven't you gone to the
Pro Bowl again?
"That's the only thing that
ticks me off at times when
people say, 'Well, why didn't
he do the 1,400 yards again?'
Well, go back and watch the
offense. Was I doing the same
things the offense allowed me
to do the first time?" he
asked, then provided the
answer: "No."
"But," Moss continued, "I
understand that all I can be is
what my team allows me to
This is no ball hog, mind
More like someone who
wants to help and knows he
"I don't go into this thing
saying, 'I'm the No. 1 man.' I
feel like that's given to you
by your coaching staff and by
your team," Moss said. "I'm
out here to do my job, and
whatever they call me No.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 it don't make
me less than the other guys....
If you go out there and work
as a core, we all can be No.
Keep in mind that Moss led
Washington's receivers in
catches, touchdown catches
and yards every season he's
been in town.
Teammates back up Moss'
contention that his numbers

were suppressed by a stop-
and-start-and-stop offense the
past two seasons.
The team ranked 15th of
32 NFL teams in net yards in
2007. 13th in 2006.

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Name of parents

A list of exams already taken
and the results e.g. Bahamas
Junior Certificate (BCs) exams
and Pitman exams

A list of exams expected to
be taken- Bahamas General
Certificate of Secondary
Education (BGCSE) exams

The college/university they
expect to attend e.g. College
of the Bahamas, Harvard
University, University of Miami

Name of degree expected to
be sought- e.g .- Bachelors
degree in English, Bachelors
degree in Biology

What career they expect to
enter once their education is
completed a doctor, Math
teacher, engineer

All extracurricular activi-
ties club memberships,
team sports/track and
field, church activities

A list of honours/
awards/recognition stu-
dent has received

* The Tribune will be publishing its annual
'Back to School' supplement in
August/September. In preparation for the
supplement, which will feature all graduat-
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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

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 ,f
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

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1 It's not openly played (6,4)
8 One can never be sure if
one has it (5)
9 TV line between Britain
and France (7)
10 Leaps out of bed, perhaps
11 A mass withdrawal
on the Indian
border (5)
12 Cries distractedly about
fifty souvenirs (6)
14 Air force (6)
17 You'll find Arabs around
this city (5)
19 Final word of
I love (7)
21 Possibly hear out US
writer (7)
22 Units ordered to part of
North Africa (5)
23 Farmers who are also
compatriots (10)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solutic
Across: 1 Enters, 4 Tropic, 9
Crowned, 10 Aware, 11 Delhi, 12
Element, 13 King's ransom, 18
Doleful, 20 Roast, 22 Agile, 23
Shallow, 24 Delude, 25 Leased.
Down: 1 Escudo, 2 Troll, 3 Running
Reade, 6 Placebo, 7 Cresta, 8 Add,
relish, 14 III will, 15 Narrate, 16
Edward, 17 Stowed, 19 Fiend, 21

2 Gear for a new Renault (7)
3 Frequently decimal (5)
4 Change roles? (6)
5 Very hard worker supports
a mother (7)
6 Birds from other nests (5)
7 They fly some flag in trou-
ble (10)
8 Share out is tried but as an
alternative (10)
13 Large house where a cat
is given water in France
15 Put some notes in order?
16 Give firm backing
to a system of worship
that's mystical (6)
18 A very good bearer (5)
20 A record number of
runners in the field (5)


S Rihard leirimanri v ieglried
S Wolf, Berlin 1910. Teichmann
was not only one of the leading
grandmasters of his time, but
visually quite distinctive. He had
been blinded in one eye in his
youth and wore a large black
patch, which, allied to his bald
head, gave him the look of a
pirate. He kept finishing just out
of the top places in big
tournaments, so acquired the
nickname of Richard the Fifth.
He could hold his own with the
best, as the later world
champion Alexander Alekhine
found when they tied a six-game
match. Today's diagram
- occurred hardly out of the
^ opening, a tricky Max Lange
Attack, and Teichmann (White,
- to move) took just two turns to
demolish his opponent. Can you
do as well?





Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Badger, 4 Warsaw, 9
Deadpan, 10 Plain, 11 Aglow, 12
Execute, 13 Deerstalker, 18 Calibre,
20 Clasp, 22 Rover, 23 Upright, 24
Denote, 25 Betray.
Down: 1 Bedlam, 2 Drawl, 3
Empower, 5 Apple, 6 Statute, 7
Wonted, 8 Under the sun, 14
Enliven, 15 Lucerne, 16 Scared, 17
Apathy, 19 Burst, 21 Augur.

1 Devoid of
sentimentality (4-6)
8 Split (5)
9 In the distant past
10 Tank for
storing water (7)
11 Weeping (5)
12 Scold (6)
14 Mysterious (6)
17 Claw (5)
19 Conceited
self-assurance (7)
21 Result (7)
22 Sycophant (5)
23 State of
affluence (4,6)

2 Counsellor (7)
3 Thickheaded (5)
4 Rectangular (6)
5 Insane (7)
6 Series
of exciting
events (5)
7 Upside down (5-5)
8 The lowest
level (4,6)
13 Insubstantial (7)
15 Raise in
status (7)
16 Evaluate (6)
18 Unit of
capacity (5)
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Opening lead king of hearts.
Many years ago, the distinguished
expert Oswald Jacoby. playing in a
pair championship, got to four
spades with the South hand. Ordinar-
ily, Jacoby would have made the
contract, but he ran into a seemingly
inspired defense and went down as a
West led the king of hearts, then
shifted to the queen of clubs. Jacoby
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Chess solution 8391: I RxeS! fx.c5 2 Nd5! Resigns.
If Oxh5 3 Nf6/'Ne7 mate. or BxdS 3 Qxg4 rate.

HOW many words of four letters
or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.
Good 18; very good 27; excellent
36 (or more). Solution tomorrow.
afoot aloe aloft aloof alto
atop float floe flop foal foetal
fool foot footle FOOTPLATE
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totto oleo opal peiota plot
poet pole polo pool potato
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won the club with the ace, led a
spade and finessed the jack which
He next crossed to dummy with a
diamond in order to repeat the spade
finesse, since Last might have started
with Q-x-x-x. But .ichn Jacoby
finessed the len. West took the
queen, cashed three more hearts and
a club, and so defeated the contract
three tricks!
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bottoni but lie nonetheless ecnt
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for his brilliant play in refusing to
win the first trump trick.
An embarrassed West then
explained that he had pulled the
wrong card when the first round of
trumps was led. lie had expected
Jacoby to play the ace or king and
had not noticed that the jack was
actually played on the trick.
"Please," Jacoby implored him,
"won't you try to be a little more
careful in the future?"

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GOOD GIRLS: At the Good Shepherd
Evangelical Church's Sunday service.


Megan Reynolds
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JININMM Pierre lives dangerouslI in Pori-de-Pi\. going from
place to place %with a backpack filled with cash. earning a living a s
a moneychanger
The 24-year-old works for his self-starter brother's hackp.ick
business. changing LIS dollars to the Haitian cuirenc\ ol gouides
and dollars for visitingg missionaries.
Although the mone. changer savs he has kept relati'elh tree ftom
harm in the 10 years he has been exchanging money he admitted
that robbers once broke into his house to beat him up before
stealing his bag of money last Near.
I hae lots of problems doing business like this. he .old
"People will identify me. follow % me home or to the -ank andJ I
need to be \ery careful.
But a, a Christian and a ser' ant of God, 1 lust ask Him to take

0 PHOTO: Money changer Jimmy Pierre (in red) exchanges money for
Pastor Desirjean Eneck

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A HAITIAN man who .
lived in the Bahamas for '
36 years returned to Haiti ..
to fulfill his dream of open- te--
ing a hotel on the beach. k .i
But 13 years after a d
Rigobert Noel built the
Freeze Marina Star Hotel
(pictured) and restaurant
overlooking a beach in the
outskirts of Port-de-Paix,
his dream has been tem-
pered by Haiti's crumbling economy and lack of infrastructure.
The 66-year-old moved to Nassau in 1959, where lived in Ida
Street off Robinson Road, worked as a taxi driver and opened a
chicken shop in Balfour Aenue in the 1970s.
Although he never married. Mr Noel proudly fathered at least 54
children, with 13 different women in the Bahamas. Haiti and Miami,
where he worked in Miami Beach hotels between 1979 and 1984.
"Nassau is beautiful, it was my home," Mr Noel said.
But something pulled me back to Haiti, and it was here that I
could build my dream."
The pristine waterfront hotel is a world away from the poverty of
Port-de-PasL, with it's pristine beach, swimming pool and mani-
cured gardens.
The beautiful setting cannot bring business to the hotel as it did in
1995 however, as political unrest deters tourists from visiting Haiti.
and it is only the missionaries or people with business in Haiti who
choose to visit the country.
"It wasn't great before, but now it really is no good," Mr Noel said.
'The government see that you are making money and they send
you a huge tax bill, but you get nothing in return.
"There is no water, no electricity, no garbage collection, nothing!
Mr Noel runs the hotel on a private generator and water upply.
and burns waste on his land.
"EBen the police are not there when you call." he added.
We hae to pay for our children to go to school. they give you
nothing. they just collect money and leave usto dreverything our-
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FROM page seven
by religious missionai\ charities and not-
for-prolit organizations. which h build
schools. hospitals. medical centres, church-
,!, homn1s and provide stood and cla.ri
%%'. itr.
lH..d Pastor at (Grace Communil',
Church Liall Bethel has accomiipaniied
o( r 21.111 mi-,lonarie ,of all ages tr''om his
i.hurch 'n more than 211 e\peditions to,
Haiti and Haitian communities thro-u)h-
out th,. C'arihbean
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W"e don't stay in a hotel %%hen we %is-
it the-;' places, %e liie among the peo-
ple We _.ce the condition of other people
Iand get a deep sense of gratitude for what
we hae, but it also inmokes compassion.'
This year Grace Communitt Church
financed the S .tOl building of four class-
rooms at the Good Shepherd Evangelical
Church in Port-de-P.ix to work on the
construction silc. run a medical clinic and
teach actionin Bible Schoo'l.
It ~ai, their first mission orgarused with-
out thil umbrella organisatlon Ninistnres in
Action but through a personal contact,
Paistor \ ilmi Joseph from the Haitian
Evangelical Church in Carmichael Road.

Nassau. Working in Port-de-Paix was par-
ticularly interesting for the team because
it is where the majority of Haitians who
immigrate to the Bahamas come from.
Ms Major said: "Our mandate is to go
into the world and share the good news
with everybody. but it's also to sensitise
Bahamians to the plight of the Haitians. so
we can be mo;e sensitive to why they
want to leave.
'Our country can only hold so many
people, but what it does is help you to be
more empathetic to their position, and
understand why mothers would risk their
lives for a better life for their children."



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