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 31, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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Volume: 104 No.208 THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008 PRICE 750


Three women die

on Long Island

Tribune Staff Reporter
THREE women, reportedly
the daughters andcgranddaugh-
ter of Reverend Harcourt Pin-
der, tragically drowned while at
a.family picnic at Dean's Blue
Hole on Dean's Cay, Long
Island yesterday.
The victims, two sisters in
their 40s and one of their
teenage daughters, all Nassau
residents were on a family .trip
to the island.
Renee Pinder, 41, vice-coun-
cil attached to the Consulate in
New York City; Faye Major, 45,

Deidre Major, all drowned after
a family picnic went wrong.
According to police and
reports from the island, the
three were wading in shallow
waters of Dean's Cay when one
of them unknowingly ventured
into the blue hole and could not
get out. The remaining victims
tried to assist, but all three died
when none of the women made
it to shore alive.
"Sometime after 3pm one of
the females was in the water
-walking when it is believed that
*she fell into some hole that per-
sons have been describing as a
blue hole and her other two
family members that were near-


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Govt pursues

legal options

to obtain

$4m from

Global United

Tribune Staff Reporter
GOVERNMENT is currently "actively pursuing" all its legal
options to obtain the more than $4 million in outstanding customs
duties and taxes from Global United Limited, Acting Comptroller
of Customs Anthony Adderley said yesterday.
Mr Adderley told The Tribune that Customs and other officials
are working to determine exactly how much money Global Unit-
ed, which is headed by former PLP candidate Jackson Ritchie,
owes government.
"We are working on it now, we want to cover all of our bases,"
he said,
Mr Adderley explained that in addition to Customs, Global
SEE page 14

Police corruption

'will sot be tolerated'
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an employee of the auditor gen- by they went to assist, and as a
eral's office in Grand Bahama
and her 14-year-old daughter, SEE page 16 V

Man killed in traffic accident
A 50-YEAR-OLD front seat passenger was killed early yest day
morning in Nicholl's Town, Andros, when a Honda Legend c ent /dESPITE THE fragile environment ofthe Bahamas, dumping still
out of control and overturned on the main road.the Bahamas, dumping still
It is reported that the woman driver, with three male pas ers, was goes on with these old air conditioning parts left at the side of
driving the 1955 Honda shortly before 1 am yesterday eP the acci- Fire Trail Road.

dent occurred near Scotia Bank and Campbell's Servi station on the
main road of Nicholl's Town. ,/
The front seat passenger, "ho was severely injur was pronounced
dead by a local doctor. ,/ /
He was a resident of San Andros.
Police Traffic officials from New Provid e are on their way to
North Andros to investigate the cause of t accident.

are creating
Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHAMIANS are increas-
ingly creating homemade
pornography, and disseminat-
ing it on the Internet via e-mail,
with pictures of a naked woman
dancing at a beach party being
yet another example of this.
The still photos, called
"Bahamas Gals on the Wild",
appear lo be from a recording
at a sail-away beach party. More
than 10 women are shown danc-
SEE page 12


frm.te se

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE bodies of three Hait-
ian males were pulled from
sea in south-western New
Providence yesterday bring-
ing the death toll of migrants
believed to be aboard a Hait-
ian sloop bound for the capital
up to four, the Ministry of
National Security said.
The four men are believed
to be part of a large group of
Haitians who tried to smug-
gle themselves into the coun-
SEE page 12

Tribune Staff Reporter
CORRUPTION within the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
will not be tolerated, and
those who fall afoul of the law
will be dealt with to its fullest
extent, Acting Commissioner
of Police Reginald Ferguson
said yesterday.
Putting it plainly, Commis-
sioner Ferguson said that a
corrupt officer is a worthless
officer who essentially is

Police Reginald Ferguson
unable to effectively enforce
the law.
"If you allow yourself to be
compromised, then your ser-
SEE page 14

Lawyer ordered to repay $200,000 to
client's account, suspended from Bar
A SENIOR lawyer, ordered to repay $200,000 to a client's account,
was suspended from practising at the Bahamas Bar for six months by
a disciplinary tribunal.
Andrew Thompson, who has practised law in the Bahamas for
around 20 years, has been ordered to repay the $200,000 sum in full by
September 18, or be disbarred.
Bahamas Bar Association President Wayne Munroe confirmed yes-
terday that a disciplinary tribunal suspended Mr Thompson from the
Bar for six months from July 17.
Although tribunals are heard in private, the panel decision is made
public, and Mr Munroe said he will provide The Tribune the full
details of the tribunal's findings when he receives them.
Andrew Thompson has been the subject of several complaints
brought to the attention of The Tribune.
He works in the office of his father, James Thompson, located in First
Terrace, Collins Avenue, Nassau.

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Tribune Freeport Reporter

that he was not feeling well. After being assisted
aboard a dive boat, Mr Russell became unconscious
and collapsed.
BASRA personnel and volunteers from Hope

FREEPORT An American visitor in his mid-60s Town Fire Rescue were dispatched to the location
died while snorkeling in Abaco, police reported and transported Mr Russell to the Marsh Harbour
yesterday. Clinic.
Chief Superintendent of Police Basil Rahming Supt Rahming said attempts to revive Mr Russell
said the victim has been identified as James Ford failed and he was pronounced dead by a local doc-
Russell, 66, of Oklahoma, USA. tor.
According to reports, Mr Russell was snorkeling The body has been flown to New Providence,
around 11am on Monday near Fowl Cay, along with where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the
a group of visiting Boy Scouts, when he indicated cause of death.

Olympics Games journalists find

some websites in China blocked

Tribune Staff Reporter
JOURNALISTS covering the
Beijing Olympic Games will not
have completely uncensored
access to the internet, Chinese
and Olympic officials say.
Certain news and human rights
websites have been blocked in
addition to websites related to
the spiritual group Falun Gong.
China enforces tough internet
controls, but said when it bid for
the Games that journalists would
be free to report.
However, journalists arriving
at the International Press Centre
in Beijing this week, in prepara-'
tion for the Games starting on
August 8, found some websites
have been blocked.
International Olympic Com-
mittee press commission chair-
man Kevan Gosper apologised in
a press conference on Tuesday
for misleading journalists on the
issue, as the Beijing Organising,
Committee, BOCOG, has now
announced there will be limita-
tions on website access during the
Games. "I have also been advised
that some of the IOC officials had
negotiated with the Chinese that
some sensitive sites would be
blocked," he said.
Bahamian journalists report-
ing on the Games, including Tri-
bune sports reporter Brent Stubbs
and photographer Tim Clarke,
will join more than 20,000 foreign
media'personnel covering the
Olympic Games on Monday.
Mr Stubbs was disappointed to
learn from BBC reports that jour-


PEOPLE watch a rehearsal of the Olympic opening ceremony from a
viewing tower at the Olympic Green in Beijing, Wednesday, July 30,
2008. The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games open on August 8.

nalists already using the press and
broadcast centres in Beijing have
been unable to access some inter-
national news pages and sites
dealing with issues such as Tibet,
as well as Amnesty Internation-
al's website, which had released a
report criticising China's human
rights record.
However, he hopes the situa-
tion will change when all of the
media are present and the Games
begin. He said: "Thousands of
journalists are not going to come
from various parts of the world
and not make sure that every-
thing is in the right perspective
to get the job done, so whatever it
takes there will be some reprieve
to make sure it is done."
Tribune reporter Paul Turn-
quest, 25; was banned.fromnews

and information websites such as
the on-line encyclopaedia
Wikipedia when he went to China
to cover the Caribbean Econom-
ic Partnership Conference in Sep-
tember last year.
He was admitted to China only
as an "observer" with permission
to.report only on the conference.
He believes his computer was
being monitored while he was in
the country to ensure he adhered
to the rules, and hopes journalists
visiting China for the Games are
not subjected to the same restric-
tions. He said: "The journalists
covering the Olympics need to
feel that they are doing it in a free
environment so they are not
coaxed into writing in a certain
way, but that they can do their
job professionally."

Alleged housebreaker in court

A teenager accused of breaking
into several homes in the Garden
Hills area this month was
arraigned in Magistrate's Court
Police have charged Montell
Heights resident 18-year-old:
O'Neil Holbert with housebreak-
ing as well as stealing from.
It is alleged that on Friday, July
4, hMlbenbroke into the home of
Christina Cxrey in Churchill Sub-
It is further alleged that he
stole a portable(kov player val-
ued at $100.
Court dockets fourthr allege
that Holbert broke into th, home
of Charlene Allen in Gardenmills

op Saturday, July 12. There, it is
alleged, he stole a Motorola cel-
lular phone, a set of keys and a
black Mitsubishi Diamente
together valued at $7,910.
It is further alleged that on the
same day, he broke into the home
of Lavonda Miller at Churchill
Drive. It is alleged that he assault-.
ed Ms Miller on the same day and
broke into her home again on-
July 6.
It is alleged that on Friday, July
11, Holbert broke into the home
of Anthone Deveaux at Frangi-
pani, Street Garden Hills. -
It is also alleged that on Tues-
day, July 22, Holbert broke into
the home of Leroy Ramsey on
Tulip Avenue, Garden Hills.
There, it is alleged he stole a
niin's Seiko watch and a Motoro-

la cellular phone together valued
at $300. It is also alleged that on
July 22, Holbert broke into the
home of Clement Smith on Poppy
Avenue in Garden Hills.
There, it is alleged, he stole a
black four-door 2001 Nissan Sen-
tra, a laptop, a Timex watch, a
mountain bike and a Samsung
cellular phone altogether valued
at $7,780.
Holbert has also been charged
with receiving the Sentra, valued
at $6,500.
The accused, who appeared
before Magistrate Derrence Rolle
at Court Five in Bank Lane yes-
terday, pleaded not guilty to all
He was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison and his case has
been adjourned to September 29.

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:power to park for festival

released today A POPULAR Family Island large turnout of tourists. ing to retrieve due payment. -Requests were made lot pim-
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festival was thrown into chaos
yesterday after BEC temporarily
cut off power to the public park
where it is being held over the
next five days.
Residents at Hatchet Bay,
Eleuthera, reacted with fury when
BEC engineers turned off elec-
tricity, claiming the government
and festival organizers had not
paid bills for the site.
"It's outrageous," one source
told The Tribune, "people here
have invested thousands for stalls
at this festival. They could lose
their money and put the whole
event in jeopardy."
"It's something everyone looks
forward to," said the source,
"This festival has been going on
for 19 years, but power at the
public park is essential for every-
thing,to run properly.
"It seems the BEC people
came in and turned everything
off, which means we have no
lights and no plugs for things like
stoves and refrigerators.
"We were told that the gov-
ernment owes BEC money for
the site but people here suspect
this is political, with PLP elements
in BEC trying to embarrass the
However, BEC general man-
ager Kevin Basden said festival
organizers were responsible for
payment of the electricity bill,
adding that the account is not a
government one. He said the
power was shut off due to non-

"First off, it's not a government
account it is an account by the
Hatchet Bay Festival Committee
and my understanding of it is, yes,
the power was cut off for non-
payment. The power is, in fact,
on now (yesterday), but it is an
issue relative to non-payment and
the corporation is presently taking
steps relative to accounts receiv-
able and persons who use elec-
tricity are required to pay for it,"
Mr Basden told The Tribune.
Hatchet Bay's 'Bay Festival' or
'BayFest' usually attracts between
5,000 and 6,000 people over the
August holiday weekend.
The family occasion attracts
Bahamians from Nassau, thou-
sands of Family Islanders, and a

iviMP for Nolrtlhleutllciera anl
Speaker of the House Alvin
Smith argued that the power cut
was an act of "sabotage" and
questioned why officials on the
island chose to turn off power the
day before a community event.
"This is sabotage. The festival
begins tonight (Wednesday), so
they chose yesterday to turn off
the power."
He said local churches and
schools use the park throughout
the year well into the night and all
have contributed to the account.
Because of this, 'Bay Fest' organ-
isers should not have to absorb
the electricity costs of the public
Festival chairman Peter Davis
said the whole community was
deeply upset because they relied
so heavily on the festival to raise
money for the coming year.
"It's something everyone looks
forward to," he added. "People
run stalls at the festival to fund
school fees, pay for vacations and
other things. "This park is not
used just by the festival. It is a
community park used by every-
one, including church groups."
Mr Davis said BEC had
accused the festival committee of
non-payment of $1,200 from past
years. But he said no demand for
payment had ever been made.
Mr Basden refuted this claim,
saying BEC made requests to
redeem payments from the
account holders, adding there was
no ill-intent involved in BEC try-

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caught up in the attempts by the
corporation to deal with delin-
quent customers (there) was no
malcontent on anyone's part rel-
ative to the festival, but simply
employees carrying out their jobs.

ble for the account are quite
aware the bill for the account,
needed to be paid."
Power was restored to the fes-
tival site yesterday morning, Mr
Basden said.


Fewer armed

robberies this' year

compared to 2007

Femander of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force's Armed Robberies
Unit is reporting fewer incidents
this year compared to 2007, he's
still warning employers to be wary
of who they hire as there seems
to be a trend in employees con-
spiri-gwith culprits. ; -
ASP Fernander revealed this
during the Kingdom Women In
Business Seminar where he pro-
vided several life-saving tips on
what to do during an armed rob-
He also shared some dramatic
video footage from a recent bank
robbery in which a bold unmasked
and gun-wielding bandit jumped
on top of a counter to make
During another part of his pre-
sentation, ASP Femander showed
the women several types of guns
so that they would know what
kind of weapon is being used in a
"Despite the fact that these big
crimes are making the news, we
have experienced less armed rob-
beries than last year," he said.
"Additionally, we are pleased to
note that most of the armed rob-
beries are either solved or being
solved. The public and police are
fed up with these individuals who
have no regard for life and don't
want to gain money the legitimate
way. We aie determined to take
down the minor crimes because
we are also noting that the petty
criminals graduate to the major
offences eventually."
According to ASP Femander,
employers must establish good
relationships with their employ-
ees to avoid disgruntled workers
attempting to "get back at them."
He said it is essential for employ-
ers to get background checks and
go so far as to interview a candi-
date's neighbours, to ensure he or
she does not associate with crimi-
He said that in more and more
crimes, the culprits are connected
to people "on the inside", who can
give an account of when money is
collected, which doors are opened
and locked, when shifts change
and even their employer's routine.
"Be very vigilant of who you
hire." he said. "Always remember
to hire slow and fire fast."
"Don't be afraid to have secu-
rity cameras in addition to securi-
ty officers on your premises," he
added. "You can even call officers
from the station in your area to
assist you in putting these things
up or recommending the best
equipment. A lot of times, we have
great images of the cash register
but no images of who is in front of
the register because of how poor-
ly cameras are placed."
Another concern for ASP Fer-

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tips on Protecting Your Business
nander is that "security officers
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vice than on securing the perime-
ter at all times".
"I went into an institution the
other day and I was amazed that
one security officer played the role
of a doorman, customer service
representative and still went to the
back to answer my query," said
ASP Femander. "If you are hiring
a security officer please tell him
what his job entails. Find out if
they are trained by police officers
to read people's appearance, recall
small details and if they don't have
a weapon, make sure they can
ensure people act accordingly. Let
them know if you want them to
monitor suspicious vehicles in the
parking lot as well and keep a
track of who is coming in and out
of your establishment."

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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of Ilo Master

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

(Hon.) LL.D., D Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

Publ 'sher/Edito, 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturd iy

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The darker side of the Caribbean

THIS WEEK BBC World Service has been
exploring the "darker side of life in the
Caribbean and in particular the epidemic of
kidnapping, gun crime and murder that has
swept through a number of what appear to be
on the surface idyllic, sun-kissed islands,"
The BBC dealt with the problems of Haiti
political instability and lack of a police
force and the drug trade of Jamaica.
On Tuesday the spotlight was on Trinidad
and Tobago, a Caribbean nation quite dif-
ferent from either Jamaica or Haiti. Trinidad
and Tobago's economy unlike the other
two islands is bolstered by the oil industry.
As a consequence unemployment has fallen
to five per cent over the past decade, but the
murder rate has soared.
The BBC presenter read some of the dis-
tufbing headlines.'describimig execution-style
.killings, cultivation of marijuana fields and
gang shootings.
A police officer of 41 years standing with
Stihe Trinidad and Tobago police force, blamed
much of the two islands' problems on drugs
and the islands' geographic location, which
has pbsiti6fe.id them on the periphery of Latin
America. Like the Bahamas, the location of
the two Ts makes them ideal for transship-
ping drugs north to the United States. Drugs,
he'Sid, "bring guns." Out of the drug culture
is rn gangs and gang rivalry, which result in
tur ars.
t he problem has created a brain drain
from the islands. It is reported that four out of
every five university graduates leave Trinidad
and Tobago to seek opportunities abroad.
: The BBC interviewed a Trinidadian busi-
"fiess man who left the islands about eight
.:years ago. Last year he returned to an island
home that was recording about two murders
a day. Kidnapping is also a major problem.
The businessman admitted that -for 'the
first time he was frightened in his own coun-
He realized that Trinidad had changed
when he found himself looking over his shoul-
der, fearful that he was being followed.
Sir Ronald Sanders, broadcaster, dipllo-
mat, and businessman, who writes a weekly
column in both The Tribune and The Nassau
Guardian, told the BBC that as a Caribbean
person it would be difficult for him not to
be optimistic about his own region, particu-
larly as he is a product of it, but did not see
how the region could solve its problems

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"We have the talent," he said, "we have the
creativity we ne ed outside h -lp and if out-
side help comes Irom the Eur pean Union,
the United States, the OEC he Caribbean
can survive.",
Sir Ronald ,on-in-law o' Sir Shridath
"Sonny" Rampha the popular former Com-
monwealth Secre ary recognized that the
entire Caribbean area is in crisis "a crisis
that has been looming for some time."
.He said that many of the islands were
among the highest indebted countries in the
world, in addition to which they were losing
their trade preferences in the European
Union market fo:- their bananas and sugar.
This, he said, has t1ad an impact on the islands
and the opportunity for people to work,
resulting in growir.g unemployment and high-
er pockets of poverty developing through-
out the region.
Sir Ronald agrees that drug trafficking is
the principal cause of the Caribbean's crime.
The Caribbean. he said, sits squarely in the
middle of South America's drug producing
countries and the North American market.
"So it's a transit point not produced in
the Caribbean, but transmitted through the
"Unfortunately," he said, "Haiti is one of
the countries th -ough whici it goes and
Jamaica is another. But almost all of the
Caribbean countries are porous in this way
and the drug traffickers have brought crime to
the region because they are recruiting people
within the countries, who then become their
foot soldiers, their turf wars and much of the
killing that has been going on has been with-
in the turf wars that have happened."
Asked how far the islands share the same
problems or how far they ar! unique, Sir
Ronald said that generally drug trafficking,
poor trade, mone) that could b,; earned from
exports is now b ;ginning to Jiminish and
even tourism, the one bright !;pot that sus-
tained many islan d economies is now being
affected by the U i recession, and the reces-
sion that is starting in the UK. Also the high
price of oil has "h,;d a huge imr act because it
has pushed air fares up."
There has been a cumulative effect, said
Sir Ronald, crime hasn't suddenly happened.
Sir Ronald is convinced that no one country
can handle this anymore particularly the
infiltration of dru;s and guns.
"I am convince; I," he said, hat there has
to be a PanCaribbean approach to security."



through the

mirage of


EDITOR, The Tribune.
I AM not surprised that we
have swallowed the candida-
ture of the Junior Senator
Barak Obama of Illinois hook
line and sinker.
Senator Obama is without
any doubt the most left-wing
liberal US Senator for some-
time to sit in the US Congress.
The Americans might not
as yet, note "as yet" seen
through his mirage but many
of my friends have for along
He reminds me of a cereal
manufacturer or a food store
that tries and tries so hard to
be the most popular product
or store and change their mar-
keting to suit the times.
Flim flam and flim
flam....Flip flop flip flop!
If ex-Senator Galanis does
not see that if Senator Oba-
ma is elected as the next US
President those who have
assets, money and wealth are
going to be his centre of taxing
then Mr Galanis would be
unable to see an object a foot
across in the waters of Exu-
ma! I expect if Obama is

President all financial services
centres will be attacked again
- Obama has adopted what is
classified as pure European
Socialism and not Democratic
Socialism and when coupled
with an America led by a dis-
ciple of this socialism as well
as Europe being enthralled in
it just where will wealth find a
safe port?
It could be The Bahamas
but the Senator, Obama, who
Mr Galanis seems to support.
is already intent with the
Senior Senator Levin to close,
us down and every other
Financial Centre. There is leg-
islation tabled in the US Con-
If Obama is elected US
President don't expect a new
President Joha F Kennedy
who for those who were
around during those times saw
leadership and strength in
JFK's policies only to be
snuffed out by that assassin

bullet then we prayed that
Bobby Kennedy would rise
and bring somc rational gov.-
Sernance but again others did
not want that and he was
Barak Obama is no John F
Kennedy or Bobby Kennedy
and I suspect what is today a
close contest will widen as we
get closer and the current out-
side John McCain will be
elected the next US President
and our Financial Services will
be saved and an improved US
economy will follow. If you
think through the recent state-
ments of Rev Jesse Jackson it
seems even the Afro-Ameri.-
can community is now ques--
tioning Obama's policies...
.that was no slip of a tongue of
Rev Jackson that was on pur-
Obama wants to tax the hell
out of everyone with money
what does our Tourism rely
on? People with money and
wealth -Mr Galanis you have
it all wrong.
July 22, 2008.

Domestic violence must be taken more seriously

EDITOR, The Tribune.
ACCORDING to the radio
news the death of my friend
Bloneva Bethel was the "result
of a domestic dispute." Could it
rather have been called "an
unnecessary death due to the
failure of the police to respond
to a serious call for help in a
timely manner?"
The term "domestic dispute"
seems to. make the death of this
poor, mutilated woman excus-
able, acceptable or something
like it.
Policemen I know have even
admitted to me that they don't
take domestic disputes serious-
ly 'cause it is "private business"
or "usually gets sorted out."
Well I am sorry for all the
false alarms and wolf criers, but
I can assure you that when I
phoned the police for help
many years ago when my (now
ex) husband was ranting and
raving and throwing things at
me and threatening me, that
when the police woman on the
phone said, "Well we cannot

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help from my neighbours.
Luckily I am not Bloneva
Bethel just the result of'a
domestic disturbance.
We could greatly reduce the
death rate of this country if we

took domestic violence serious-
ly. We could have saved so
many women, mothers, daugh-
ters and sisters and soft ball
players what will it take?
July, 2008.

We should all rejoice at the

Max Mosley case judgment
EDITOR, The Tribune.'
WE should all be extremely happy with to-day's UK High Court
judgment in the Max Mosley case where a UK tabloid alleged
that Mr Mosley had participated in a Nazi styled orgy. Judgment
was given to Mr Mosley with damages.
Has this finally closed the door to tabloids and newspapers pub-
lishing salacious lies about usually public persons?
Certainly the judgment with a reasonable amount of costs of
approximately $120,000 will now put some weight finally to cause
those so libeled to take court action more often Joe public is
finally armed to curb finally the printing of such vile mostly untrue
lies simply to sell a newspaper.
July 24, 2008.

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Rotaract Club
invites public
to bring school
supplies for
Adelaide Primary
Club of South East Nas-
sau Centennial is inviting
members of the public to
bring books and school
supplies for Adelaide Pri-
mary School this Satur-
People with books that
would be appropriate for
children between grade
one and grade six are
encouraged to come
to the Mall at Marathon
between 10am and'
"Every child deserves
to excel," said the club's
president, Daniele
She said that the club
chose to help Adelaide
Primary because they
"a small school where
we could make a differ-
ence and help as
many students as possi-
"Education is impor-
tant and requires a lotof
resources to allow
students to have the envi-
ronment that promotes
learning," said Ms
According to the club,
the school has 150 pupils
and is trying to establish
a library.
The school's principal
said that the school
would therefore love to
receive extra books,
along with school clothes,
shoes and anything that
would facilitate field trips
or careers days.
Those who would like
to help out by volunteer-
ing their time this week-
end are asked to e-mail


Claim govt
A LAWYER is calling for
action against a government
employee who is allegedly caus-
in, a --bottleneck" in the pro-
cesing of applications for prop-
erty tax and duty exemptions.
Lloyd C Johnson 111. who
practises in Governor's Harbour,
Eleuthera. said "major prob-
lems" have developed which
have caused long delays in secur-
ing duty exemptions for historic
refurbishment projects.
He told The Tribune of piob-
lems arising over an application

such as child disciplinary methods,
wearing a uniform outside of
school and sex before marriage are
discussed in the latest "Off Air
TV" DVD to be released.
In volume five of the series, host
Frank Penn discusses with educa-
tors Henry O'Brien, Mary Cooper
and Donald McCartney the topic:
"Discipline: Where do you draw
the line?"
The unanimous decision was
that Bahamians have been influ-
enced too much by American ideas
of punishment.
Mrs Cooper noted that Ameri-
cans "have failed miserably in child
rearing. They are not a good mod-
el to follow".
Mr O'Brien said the effects of
old methods of corporal punish-
ment may be seen later in the
child's life, and can produce "psy-
chologically scarred" adults.
The current state of the arts in
the Bahamas was also discussed
by Mr Penn, who interviewed Dr
Nicolette Bethel, the director of

employee causing applications 'bottleneck'

he submitted on behalf of a
client, an investment banker
from New York.
"There appears to be a serious
bottleneck due to the actions of
an employee," he added, claim-
ing the board which should hear
such applications rarely meets.
"Following my initial applica-
tion and approximately 24 unre-
turned calls to the relevant
agency, I was forced to write to
to the Financial Secretary,
Ehurd Cunningham, about the

TWO men charged in last week's seizure of $1.7
million worth of marijuana were back in court yes-
terday for a bail hearing.
A third man charged in connection with the drug
seizure is expected to be arraigned in court today.
Anthony Gibson, 32, and Marklyn Gibson, 31,
both of Village Road, were arraigned before Mag-
istrate Carolita Bethel at Court Eight in Bank Lane,
last Wednesday, charged with possession of dan-
gerous drugs with intent to supply, conspiracy to
possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply,
importation of dangerous drugs, and conspiracy to
import dangerous drugs.
According to court dockets, the offenses were
committed on July 21.

"Mv client, meanwhile, hav-
ing gutted his premises and
engaged a contractor, was forced
to commence the restoration
without the benefit of the
exemption promised. Mean-
while, nothing has happened in
the interim."
Mr Johnson said he had now
received a call from a civil ser-
vant saying her boss was pre-
pared to grant the exemption.
but not a full exemption. since
duty still had to be paid.
This duty could then be

Both men have pleaded not guilty to all charges.
The men are alleged to have been found in pos-
session of 733 pounds of marijuana.
The discovery was reportedly made near Stuart's
Cove by officers from the Lyford Cay Police
Inspector Ercell Dorsette objected to Gibson
being granted bail, citing that he has another matter
pending before the courts, although not of a similar
In exercising the court's discretion however, Mag-
istrate Bethel granted both Gibson and Smith bail in
the sum of $100,000 with two sureties.
The men were ordered to surrender their travel
The case has been adjourned to February 16 and
17, 2008.

reclaimed from Bahamas Cus-
toms. as they had inadvertently
deleted the historic exemption
from recently enacted legisla-
-So, until it is restored, all list-
ed property applications must
pay duty, and claim a refund,"
said Mr Johnson. "This, by th'e
way, some 17 months after the
initial application."
Eventually, Mr Johnson was
assured that a final decision
would be made bv a represen-
tative of the antiquities commit-
tee and the Ministry of Finance.
"It would seem that after all
the publicity concerning the
advantages of the proposed leg-

isolation to assist persons in reha-
bilitating historic buildings,
including the much-publicised
revamp of Bay Street, the same
is, in fact, poorly operated and
with no follow-up whatsoever,"
he said.
Mr Johnson said he was sure
his firm was not the only one
frustrated in "this Kafkaesque
The two-storey property sub-
ject to the exemption applica-
tion is in Dunmore Town, Har-
bour Island.
Mr Johnson said his client
wished to restore the building
in keeping with other historic
buildings in the area.

Dr Bethel said the cultural arts
are underfunded, and she doesn't
understand why because in her
eyes, "tourism and performing arts
are supposed to be married".
To sell the Bahamianculture,
to go above just "sand and sea"
attractions, we must invest in cul-
tural affairs like music, dance, dra-
ma, visual arts and junkanoo, she
The most controversial section
of the video is perhaps the second
menu item "What do you think?"
with Mr Penn talking to Clement
Penn who explains how the main
problem in the Bahamas is that
women who have children with
other people's husbands no longer
respect the father of their children.
This, he said, teaches the children
to disrespect their father as well.
"Nowadays the women have
children for themselves," Clement
Penn said, "and too much women
have children".
Other features on the DVD
include the "We Funk Band"
music video "Where ya gonna go
next year?" which takes the view-
er through beautiful attractions in.
Grand Bahama including the birds,

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Bethel (above), the director of culture,
about the state of arts in the country.
resorts and beaches.
Also featured are negative food
distribution practices in the
Bahamas and the successful stu-
dent basketball player Anthan
Bootle who was awarded a full
high school scholarship in Texas.

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Government refers Morton Salt

dispute to Industrial Tribunal

Tribune Staff Reporter
WORKERS at Morton Salt yesterday
expressed extreme disappointment with gov-
ernment's decision to refer the matter of
their dispute with management to the Indus-
trial Tribunal.
The Ministry of Labour, in a statement
yesterday, announced that it is referring the
continuing dispute between union members
and the management at Morton Salt over
the firing of a union executive in Inagua to
the Industrial Tribunal.
However, members of the Bahamas
Industrial, Manufacturers and Allied Work-
ers Union (BIMAWU) yesterday evening
were not happy with this decision, fearing
that it would just prolong the matter.
Earlier this month, unionised workers at
Morton Salt voted to strike over the dis-
missal of the company's former master elec-
trician, Ken Rolle.
Mr Rolle, who is also an executive of the
Bahamas Industrial, Manufacturers and

Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU), was
terminated in May after working for the
company for more than 30 years.
Secretary general of the BIMAWU Jen-
nifer Brown told The Tribune yesterday that
this move to the Industrial Tribunal was the
last thing the union wanted and will only
result in Mr Rolle being left without
employment for a longer period of time.
"This is not good, this is going to take a
long time. What is he (Mr Rolle) going to do
in the meantime?" she asked.

Ms Brown said in an earlier interview
with The Tribune that, since his dismissal in
May, Mr Rolle, who is married with three
children, is struggling to pay his bills.
Union members had hoped that the meet-
ing with the Ministry of Labour last week
would result in Mr Rolle being reinstated.
However, this was not the case and the
union said last week that some sort of indus-
trial action is "imminent."

Mr Rolle is accused of reconnecting the
power supply to an elderly resident with-
out management permission after a discon-
nection exercise by the company, accord-
ing to the union.
He was terminated in May by Morton
Salt, which also supplies electricity to the
Ms Brown speculated that pride may be
the issue for the company in taking the posi-
tion not to reinstate Mr Rolle after termi-
nating him.
Morton Salt management, however, has
stated that Mr Rolle was dismissed for vio-
lating policies laid down by the company
and for violating his contract of employ-
Earlier this month it emerged that Morton
Salt Bahamas had been sold as a part of a
multi-billion dollar takeover of its parent com-
pany Rohm and Haas, which was completed
by the Dow Chemical Company.
Morton Salt employs more than 60 per cent
of Inagua's population, and it is unknown at
this time whether staff will be affected once
the sale is finalised by the end of the year.

New Abaco solid waste disposal facility to serve as test model

A NEW solid waste disposal facility on Aba-
co aims to bring relief to residents of Central
Pines, with Local Government oversight of
the project to serve as a test model for poten-
tial landfill management on other Family
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, Environ-
ment Minister Earl Deveaux and officials of
the Department of Environmental Health-Ser-
vices (DEHS) travelled to Abaco on Tuesday
to tour the new facility at Snake Cay and the
existing facility near Central Pines, which has
been a source of concern for residents both-
ered by both the condition of landfill and the
burning that takes place there.
The Central Abaco Local Government Dis-
trict Council has now been given responsibili-
ty for the site.
During a meeting with the council following
the site tours, Prime Minister Ingraham said:
"We have chosen the Marsh Harbour Cen-
tral Abaco District as a test case to operate and
manage the new solid waste disposal site which
has been constructed by the central govern-
Mr Ingraham pointed out that the current
dumpsite is a hazard and unacceptable, and
that the government would like it to be closed
in the shortest possible time and the solid
waste already there to be transferred to the site
near Snake Cay.
"The Department of Environmental Health
Services," Mr Ingraham added, "has moved to
an advanced stage in firstly, developing the
site and secondly, in putting out to tender a
contract for the operation and management of
the site.
"It was during the course of considering the

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tender result, that the government decided it
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tral Abaco have responsibility for the site,
transfer them the funding and see the extent to
which they are able to-manage it effectively
and efficiently.
"If they are able to do so, then we can do a
similar exercise with other islands in the
DEHS will, according to the prime minister,
will send an officer to Abaco to ensure that the
site is being managed according to govern-
ment, requirements.

The value of the contract for the operation
and management of the site is just over
Mr Deveaux encouraged District Council
members to see to it that waste at the new
-site is handled in a sustainable manner, and
advised them to look into the possibility of
mulching and other recycling options to cut
down on the accumulation of bulk waste.
Regarding the current dumpsite, DEHS
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Former Royal Oasis workers receive

final redundancy payments from govt

m- K IiAvr>" were paid in full. Those enti- parliament for the appropria- The Royal Oasis has now

N DY ll .NrL- IVii
Tribune Freeport "We had a lot of
Reporter employees who
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net employees who
came in to
FREEPORT The former complain that
workers of Royal Oasis complain that
received their final redundan- they were either
cy payments from the govern- pi
ment yesterday at the Bahamas paid as line
Public Services Union Hall in staffers when
A list of about 190 names was they were
posted outside on the door at
the entrance of the building on supervisors or
West Atlantic Drive, where managers. And
cheque payments were made the there were
between 8am and 5pm. then there were
Dorothy Godet, deputy direc- those who were
tor of the Labour Department,
said payments were made to not paid the
three categories of workers iinuinum Wage
minimum wage employees, minimum wage
temporary workers, and super- when their
visors/managers who did not
receive their full and proper industrial agree-
entitlements during the last pay- ment expired."
out in 2007. xp
In December, 2007, the FNM
government made a substantial Dorothy Godet
payout to former workers, how-
ever, many of them were not
satisfied. A bill was recently approved
Mrs Godet said that labour in parliament to allow for the
officials met and interviewed government to obtain the
those workers in an effort to remaining money to complete
resolve the discrepancies, the compensation packages foi
She said a list was compiled the workers.
and reviewed by the govern- In 2004, when Royal Oasis
ment. Resort closed due to extensive
"We had a lot of employees hurricane damage, some 1,50(
who came in to complain that workers were laid off without
they were either paid as line pay.
staffers when they were super- The Driftwood Group, resor
visors or managers. owners at time, owed millions ii
"And then, there were those redundancy payments to the
who were not paid the mini- displaced workers.
mum wage when their industri- After persistent agitation by
al agreement expired," she workers, the government decid
explained. ed to pay the monies owed t(
She said that there were also them.
some temporary workers who In 2005, the PLP government
complained of receiving noth- paid out $5 million to the work
ing, even though they had ers. At that time, more than hal
worked seven or eight years full of the workers with claims
time at the resort. amounting to under $11,00(

Water company launches

month-long promotion to

raise breast cancer awareness

Tribune Staff Reporter
CONCERNED about the
large number of breast cancer
sufferers in the Bahamas, a local
water company has decided to
increase awareness of the dis-
ease and raise money for the
Cancer Society of the Bahamas
through a special month-long
Nautilus Water has
announced that it will be pro-
ducing its 12oz and 1.5 litre bot-
tles in pink plastic, with labels
showing the pink breast cancer
ribbon looped around the com-
pany logo.
Through the sale of the pink
bottles, which will be available
from October 1 to October 30,
the water company hopes to
raise $28,000 for the Cancer
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Nautilus' marketing
manager Suzannah Eneas
explained that the company is
donating five cents from the sale
of every 12oz bottle and 10
cents from the sale of every 1.5
litre bottle to the Cancer Soci-
"Everyone is becoming more
aware of breast cancer, there is
more press about it. I think peo-
ple are realising what a huge
effect its having.
"It's impacting so many fam-
ilies, not just women, it's
impacting on fathers, brothers,
sons. So everybody, the whole
community is being affected.
And in the Bahamas it seems
we have an extremely high
number of incidents, which is
very worrying," she said.
The production of the pink
bottles, she said, is a huge com-
mitment and will cost Nautilus
$70,000 for the purchase and
import of pink plastic pre-forms,
new caps and new labels.
Mrs Eneas added that this
means Nautilus will have to
slightly increase their case
prices, but hopefully by no more
than 60 cents.
"We're hoping that customers
will make that commitment to
pay a little more for a good
cause. If it is successful, we want
to make it an annual event.
We're a young company, this is
our first big promotion, we have
chosen breast cancer because
incidents of disease are a real






tied to more $11,000, received tion of $4 million for final pay- been sold for $33 million to the
50 per cent of their payouts. ments, but that amount was Harcourt Group, which plans
In December, 2007, the FNM insufficient, and another bill was to refurbish and re-open the
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MSC Bahamas success continues

For the past eight years
Mediterranean Shipping
Company, one of the world's
leading global shipping lines,
has called The Bahamas home
and over time has tranfoimed the.
way that thousands of companies
throughout the country do
business. MSC Bahamas is a
subsidiary of Mediterranean
Shipping Company S.A., a
privately owed company
which has its toots in Geneva
Switzerland and as of June 2008
has been operating 393 container
vessels with an intake capacity
of over a million T EUs (Twenty
Equivalent Unit) a year
When MSC Bahamas began
its services in 2001, they began
with a staff of only 3, offering
six service options through the
Freeport Container Fbrt with an
annual volume of less than 700
thousand shipments. General
Manager of MSC Bahamas,
Manuel Ruiz, can personally
attest to the tremendous growth
of the Bahamain company
'Nowadays" he says, 'e have
14 services through Freeport
with a volume of over 1.4million
moves a year"using the Freeport
Container Port as the major hub
of operation.
In the most recent years
Mediterranean Shipping
Company has also begun
shipping to several new regions
as well. 'We have opened new
connections from Freeport to the
Caribbeanan, and Cental America "
Ruiz says 'earlier this year we
officially opened our Nassau
offices, giving us but especially
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shipment costs. MSC is looking into expanding its current route to
three times week and has alrea,.V begun increasing its Nassau staff
to accommodate this need.
outputofcontainersatthe Freeport our expanding requirements we
Container Fort "says Ruiz. The are looking into expanding this
container port directly employs service to three times a week!"
approximately 860 persons and Because of MSC's huge
indirectly the number. is about international presence in
200 persons, "he says, whilee not the shipping market' Nassau
their only client Mediterraneian retailers can now connect with

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over 270 polrs otild wide,
port and Mediterranean Shipping
into Company is the only company
1in to in the Nassau market that can
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under one Bill of Lading, saving
vice the consumer much needed
front transshipment costs. 'Despite
rida the fact that ,e are headed into
a global recession" noted aine,
ek, Meditemnean Shipping
ine, Company has decided to keep
investing in The Bahamas and

concern for Bahamians. If it 270 portdestinations. This means MSC Nassau especially ii
works out well, we will do it big- they have greater buying power Man a r "du e uichgiwes
ger and better every year," she with greater access to cheaper Man ager,
said.rs Eneas explained that markets." Ruiz notid, 'plus to our expanding
because Nautilus is the only consolidating the shipping means requirements we
water company in the Bahamas less costforbuyers."
to produce all of its own bot- Ruiz credits the success of are looking into ,
ties, it is able to carry out a pro- the company to the expansion of expanding this
motion campaign like this. globalization around the world.
"We haven't seen anyone else 'the idea is that you can reach service to th ree
doing that, not even in the
States; really picking that colour more ports with less vessels, and times a week !"
and running with it. decrease the traffic time to many
"It's going to be a very exclu- destinations. "Hie added that 'the Shipping Company is one of the
sive promotion. Its going to most economic way to transfer company's biggest clients and
stand out on the shelves, its goods is through ocean transfer therefore one of Grand Bahama's -
going to be really easy to find," and because of that. MSC has largestcontributors,"
she said.
Mrs Eneas said that Nautilus facilitated growth averaging 30% Due to the companies MSC OFF
hopes to partner with more annuallyworld wide." continued success in Grand
local support groups and organ- The successof Mediterranean Bahama and the demand of i it under
isations in the future. Shipping Company has also the Nassau companies for their P rng vessels
"We are working closely with translated into success for the service, MSC Geneva opted to wde "for B
the Cancer Society and we are Freeport ContainerR rt which is expand to Nassau in late 2007. with greater
hoping to develop relationships one of Grand Bahama's largest 'Our new port expansion into of l',E Bat
group and with US Ambassador employes. The tremendous Nassau gives us a direA service shipping me
Ned Siegel's wife (Stephanie), growth Mediterranean Shipping to Nassau from Soutlih Hloda ic v,,yj to tr
we understand she is conducting Company has had in the past few twice a week, "msid Alex Paine. that, ..SC h
her own breast cancer initia- yearshasmorethanaugmentedthe MSC Nassau Manager "i, e to
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Paine noted that since their
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the Rime Minster and a majority
ofhis Cabineton the MSC Lirica.
one of the company's cruise ships,
business has steadily increased.
'I think having a major catner
calling directly to the Nassau
market has caused an increase in
competition among the shipping
lines "ozommented Paine, Which
should stimulate better customer
service and rates for all a win.
win for consumers." We have
seen this increase translate into
rapid growth for us and our
skeleton staff of 3 has increased
to nine atthe end of July2008.
MSC has not only had great
business success over the past
severalyears buthas joined thelist
of corporate sponsors donating to
keycauses throughoutthe country
'We contribute every year to the
Grand Bahama Children's Home
and we contribute through Rotary
to several other charities as well.
We're not doing it to get our
names in the paper, but because
they're needed, "says Ruiz. 'At
the end of the day, we are part
of the community "he says 'the
community is built and developed
bythe people that live in it. so itis
vitally important to us to continue
to contribute both from a business
and a philanthropic standpoint"
SWth -.all this in.mind- Ruiz
ended that 'MSC is here to'shay."
we have. been embraced by The
Bahamas and we look forward to
our continued growth here. When
Icame herin 2001 we had 3 staff.
now we have fifty two with a
growing need for more, I think
you can safely say we are here to

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. MSC currently ships to over270 port destinations world
ahamians this means they have greater buying power
r access to cheaper markets," says General Manager
hamas, Manuel Ruiz, he added that "consolidating the
ans less cost for buyers." Right now the most econom-
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right-that 15,000 children
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that means that these children -
and so many of them have
bonded with their peers and not
their parents. The question is
Children bond with significant
others. Significant others are
those who spend the most time
with them and impact them the
most. Usually these persons are
dad, mom, and siblings. Young
people who are being impacted
by peers will consider them to be
more important than any one
else. Some distraught parents will
unequivocally state that their chil-
dren prefer their peers over them.
To make matters worse, men
are increasingly deserting their
wives and children, and 57 per
cent of live births in 2005 in the
Bahamas were to single women,
according to the Department of
Statistics. Many children lack
basic literacy and numeracy skills,
and young males are murdering
one another at an astounding
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ues to soar, busy parents scurry to
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every day. Certainly economic
realities, as well as other factors
have assaulted family cohesion
like never before, yet parents
must grab a hold of what's impor-
tant, or sadly this dire situation
will continue to escalate.
To top this off, fatigue and
stress at work leave some par-
ents drained and unable to spend
significant time with their little
ones, for proper bonding to take
place. These harried parents,
some of whom, barely make
enough money to get by, try des-
perately to keep their families
afloat while ironically their chil-
dren slip away from them,
because their frantic schedules
hinder family time. Other par-
ents would agree that they've
hung their baskets too high. In
addition, some would say how
much they. struggle with guilt
because they know that they're
not spending enough time with
their children. Sadly several
would confess that their precious
little ones are bonding with the
caregivers more than they would
like. Reluctantly, a few would
admit that they have less and less
time to train their youngsters, and
therefore overlook key charac-
ter flaws that need attention.
Along with that, certain "friends"
at school and in the neighbour-
hood exert their negative influ-
ences, and before long children
are hardened in wrong thought
and behaviour patterns.
Some parents are shocked to

"Fatigue and
stress at work
leave some
parents drained
and unable to
spend significant
time with their
little ones, for
proper bonding
to take place."

find out that their daughters
and/or sons are using drugs, sex-
ually active, viewing pornogra-
phy or chatting with strangers on
the Internet. Clandestinely, some
have joined gangs and often face
fear and betrayal; so how can
they learn anything in school?
They embrace gangs to find love
and acceptance, because mom-
my and daddy aren't there, but
soon discover that they're in over
their heads. Busy parents will
miss vital warning signs to indi-
cate that their children are going
astray. The CEO of a company
who steals big money, was steal-
ing long before he became a
CEO. Little things were pilfered
by him as a youngster. He was
never trained out of it. Now add
to all of that, the impact of bad

television, bad Internet, and bad
music. Clearly, wise parents must
make every effort to monitor
their children's education, friends,
and activities closely, or risk los-
ing them.
A child is a precious addition
to a family and to planet earth, to
impact the world, we know not
how, to fashion inventions, we
know not of, to make an unique
contribution that can change the
world forever. We must fight
against the tragedies of abortion.
infanticide, child endangerment,
neglect and abuse in any form.
Parents who do not train their
children are by default endan-
gering them and others.
Child training is awfully impor-
tant because parents leave their
footprints not only on the sand of
the generation they impact direct-
ly, but also on generations that
follow-for the bad or the good.
* We are in dire need of sober par-
ents who care deeply about the
future-their children, and
indeed, their children's children
and so on.
A parent's first responsibility is
to his/her family. How can a
man/woman who has untrained
children manage God's children?
(in the case of Christian leaders-
1 Timothy 3:1-12). This is very
important because an untrained
child can turn out to be a soci-
etal menace, who wreaks havoc
on innocents. Our soaring crime
rate is a glaring example of this.
Parents who are too busy for
their children sometimes end up
using the money they've accu-
mulated to pay lawyers to repre-
sent them when they get into
trouble. Others mourn their off-
spring's early demise because of
poor decisions. If the parent is
misguided, then the extended
family, the church or the relevant
social institutions must step in
and provide the training and
guidance needed for that child.
Delinquent parents must be
made accountable. Parenting
classes should be made manda-
tory in appropriate cases, as well
as restitution, in the situations
where children of misguided or
negligent parents commit crimes.
The family is the basic foun-
.a, aahL unit ofsoie4 en
the family goes awry, so does the
nation. The parenting tips are
humbly provided to stir us up and
motivate us to invest more time
in our children. Some parents are
doing a fantastic job with their
youngsters, but many need advice
and assistance. Too many par-
ents are just plain old delinquent
and must change their course
with urgency. Certainly, much is
at stake.
The second instalment of this
discussion will be published in
tomorrow's Tribune.

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RETIRED teachers in Nas-
sau are struggling to make ends
meet as fuel and food prices rise
dramatically, it was claimed yes-
Some are surviving on less
than $1,000 a month, with oth-
ers on pensions as low as $700 a
"This is not a pension, it's a
pittance," said retired teacher
Charles Moxey, who says he still
needs to find work at the age
of 67 to supplement inadequate
state pension provision.
"I'm still hopeful of getting
work, but some people consider
people of my age too old to take
on. Over the last year, the rise
in fuel and food bills has been
noticeable and it's adding to the
Mr Moxey believes ex-teach-
ers are particularly hard-hit
because they have placed too
much emphasis on becoming
well-educated and educating
their own children to amass
money during their careers.
"Teachers were never the
best-paid and they have always
placed great store by their aca-
demic qualifications.
:They also tend to spend a lot
of money on their children's
"Unfortunately, you can't
take intelligence to the bank,
and many are now relying on
state pensions or their family's
support to get by."
Mr Moxey, who spent most
of his career in state schools but
also worked in private educa-
tion, added: "I get a $700 a
month pension, so I need some
form of income to supplement
"I am still looking for useful
employment and I will be 68 in
Increased pension for retired
educators is an issue union offi-

'This is a pittance

- not a pension'

cials will address, Bahamas
Union of Teachers (BUT) sec-
retary general Stephen McPhee
told The Tribune yesterday.
"Our pension is set with the
same general orders as civil ser-
vants so for quite some time I
know a number of educators
have been saying the amount
we get as it relates to pensions
needs to be revised and looked
However, because BUT's for-
mer executive team entered
into a collective bargaining
agreement, where the pension
scheme for teachers was
revised, the union cannot not
request another revision until
Meanwhile, union officials
are meeting with financial plan-
ners to discuss setting up an
independent retirement fund
that would supplement the pen-
sion provided by government.
Surveys will be distributed to
teachers in September to gauge
their feedback on the propos-
al, he said.
"It is an issue that we intend
to look at and discuss with the
"However, we are looking
from our end as a union what it
is that we can do for our mem-
"We've been having a series
of meetings with different finan-

cial firms in order to set up a
(separate) pension or retire-
ment fund some sort of finan-
cial assistance.
"But before we make any
moves or say anything we first
have to get feedback from our
Unfortunately, teachers who
have already reached retire-
ment age will not benefit from
any future pension increases,
said Mr McPhee.
But union officials are
encouraging members to be
financially prudent and set aside
funds for their golden years.
"When we sign on as civil ser-
vants, we're aware of the pen-
sion the government offers. For
some time now we've believed
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forward and rely heavily on just
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US experts to give talk on oil prices, tax havens

IN THE spirit of encouraging independent think-
ing, The Nassau Institute has arranged for two experts
front the United States to come to the Bahamas to talk
about oil prices and the benefits of tax havens.
In September and November, Rob Murphy, an econ-
omist with the Institute for Energy Research and author
of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism"
(2007) and Dan Mitchell, a senior fellow at the Wash-
ington, DC, based CATO-institute, will visit Nassau.
Mr Murphy will speak on "Record Oil Prices: Their
Causes and Cures" on September 11, while on Novem-
ber 6 Mr Mitchell will give a talk entitled "Tax Havens
are a blessing."
Nassau Institute president Joan Thompson said: "We
are very fortunate that they are willing to come here and
speak and share their knowledge with Bahamians and
our supporters and to bring value to the country, inde-
pendent value."
Institute vice-president Rick Lowe said that by bring-
ing the two speakers to Nassau, the think-tank which
has around 150 members but which invites all members
of the public to attend its events hopes to "influence
public policy."
Mr Murphy "brings a lot to the table in relation to
energy" at a time of debate about what should be done
in the face of rising oil prices, said Mr Lowe.
"Instead of scaremongering about prices, he can talk
reasonably about what causes it and what doesn't cause

it and hopefully some prospects for the future."
Mrs Thompson added: "To understand this won't
relieve the pain but at least we will make some sense of
it. if there is any comfort in that; for some there may be."
Meanwhile, Mr Mitchell will arrive in the country
just after the US election which some say might have
a far-reaching impact on the Bahamas, changing the
way the US views the Bahamas in light of its tax haven
Mrs Thompson said: "Dan Mitchell came here before,
in 2000, when they were going to put through all these
bills which changed our banking system here in a
tremendously significant way. Dan spoke then, saying
that tax havens are in fact an asset to the world because
they make tax competition possible."
She added: "Our hope is that he will put to bed the
myth that somehow or other tax avoidance, which politi-
cians try to take as something wrong, is bad. So that's the
idea: to make Bahamians feel confident that we should
persist as a tax haven... because we are in fact offering
alternatives to a world that needs lots of alternatives."
The Institute president emphasised that both men are
"experts in their field" with "commendable track
She said: "There is some comfort in feeling you've had
good advice and good information and that's what (the
Nassau Institute) is about doing. Getting some good
information. There's so much bad stuff about."


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sunrise.com and voting for
their favourites.
Participating praise and
worship teams are contending
for a contract to record their
very own single, to be pro-
duced and released by KGR.
The competition ends with a
grand finale on August 6, at
which time judges Patricia
Bazard, Kevin Harris and
Joanne Callender will select
the winning team.
The Ride the Wave Music
Competition is a project of
Kingdom Glory Records, the
recording label of Mount
Tabor Full Gospel Baptist
Church's Praise and Worship
The initiative is part of a
"musical treasure hunt" to dis-
cover talented singers from
across the Bahamas and bring
them to the public's notice.
KGR says the competition
gained much momentum from
its announcement on
Bahamas@Sunrise on July
At the invitation of the pro-
ducer, Dwight Strachan, com-
peting groups have gained a
lot of exposure through their
performances on the show, the
label said.
Managing director of King-
dom Glory Records and a
member of the organising
team of the competition,
Nehemiah Hield, said he is
surprised at the level of par-
Other organizers include
Minister Edwina Rolle;
Minister Nadene Moss, direc-
tor of the Praise and Worship
Team of Mount Tabor; and
Bishop Neil Ellis, the church's
"I'm really excited that the
competition has gained this
much popularity. The View-
er's Choice Award was The
Counsellors' idea and we are
very impressed with the level
of participation," Mr Hield
Dwight Strachan, producer
of Bahamas@Sunrise,
expressed enthusiasm for Ride
the Wave Competition and PR
company The Counsellors'
support of the initiative.
"Ride the Wave is wonder-
ful way to bring opportunities
to a highly talented cadre of
Bahamians, who have not
been getting the kind of expo-
sure they deserve.
"Given the ever expanding
viewership of Bahamas@Sun-
rise, we thought we could help
and it has proven to be so.
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in front of hundreds of party-
goers including at least three
uniformed police officers -
while cameras record their
The faces of the women are
shown along with close-ups of
various parts of their bodies as
they parade around on the boat
topless, bottomless or naked.
Many crowd members have
their own digital cameras
recording as the women allow
extreme close-ups of various
body parts as they dance.
The phenomenon of strip
shows at sail-aways is not new -
it is unclear when it was record-
ed nor is it new that such
shows are recorded. What is

South Beach in the largest immigrant roundup in a
Defence Force and Immigration officials received
a tip around 6 am leading to the apprehension of the
migrants 228 men and 64 women after their
wooden sloop ran aground.
Some of the migrants were suffering from
dehydration; eight of them were taken to
.According to published reports, more than 200 of
the migrants were sent back to Haiti on Tuesday on
two separate Bahamasair flights, with another flight
scheduled for yesterday.

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of this material because it is cir-
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sites for permanent viewing by
people worldwide.
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United also owes "one or two
other government agencies."
Mr Adderley said that once
all assessments have been made,
Mr Ritchie will be presented
with a "final package," detailing
exactly how much he has to pay
government and by what time.
"He knows about some of it.
Once an exact figure is known
we will give him a final time
period (in which to pay the
money)," he said.
The comptroller said he can
say now that money owed is in

Govt pursues legal options to

obtain 84m from Global United

excess of $4 million. This sum,
he explained, accumulated over
a two-year-period in which the
shipping company failed to pay
its bills.
"The government is in pur-
suit of its revenue. Whatever
option that is legally available,
the government will pursue it,"
he said.
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that Global United owed the gov-
ernment money, but said the
company had made efforts to
resolve the matter and questioned
the motivation behind Minister
of State for Finance Zhivargo
Laing's public statements on the
"Global acknowledges that
there is an issue with respect to
outstanding payments that are
due. In an effort to resolve this
issue, Global wrote to the Comp-'

troller of Customs with a propos-
al to resolve this matter, which
was rejected by the Ministry of
Finance. The company hopes that
it will be able to resolve this issue
in the not too distant future," the
statement said.
Since its entry into the Nas-
sau market, the statement added,
Global United had paid the gov-
ernment on the same terms that
were established years ago.
Under this arrangement, a period
of time was allowed for Global
United to bill and collect
duty and taxes and then pay the
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FROM page one
vice is compromised. The Royal Bahamas Police Force has
a responsibility to deliver quality service to the Bahamian
people; and we are not going to do it if we allow the organ-
isation to be compromised by corruption.
"And so it has got to be the responsibility, aim, and objec-
tive of those who lead the organisation to try and keep it as
clean and free of corruption as much as possible. Therefore i
when you find people or officers in the organisation who
involve themselves in corrupt activities then they have got to:
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dealt with, so that everybody will know what the standard of
the organisation is and know that if they compromise them-
selves and their services they will be subject to appropriate
action. It's just that simple. I'm committed to that and that,,
hasn't changed," he said.
Naturally, in prosecuting some of his own, Commissioner,
Ferguson admitted that he has not become the "most pop-
ular'"person on the force.
However, as he likes to point out, he is not a part of any
"popularity contest."
"Through the years, as I progressed in this organisation
and went from department to department, I often said from '
the get go, 'I didn't come here for you to love me, I've come
here to do a job.'
"And I suppose it affected popularity, but that's not what
I'm about," the Commissioner said.
"I want to give the best service, and sometimes when you
do that you get yourself in problems; because if you strive to
be an honest cop, and to produce quality service and to be
out there for.those persons who are on the side of right,
people seemingly sometimes automatically take a position of
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PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham has paid tribute to
the memory of one of his par-
ty's most stalwart supporters.
At a ceremony at the party's
headquarters on Mackey Street
on Tuesday, Mr Ingraham
spoke of the contributions of
Captain Spencer Rose to the
Free National Movement
He said Captain Rose
labouredd hard and with dedi-
cation" for the cause of the
FNM, to which he remained
committed through thick and
Mr Ingraham said that Cap-
tain Rose, "a proud son of Long
Cay, has lived a long and pro-
ductive life. He has without
doubt during that time seen life
full and seen it whole, and also
without doubt when he passed
last week he did so with the sat-
isfaction that he had done his
very best in every one of his
life's endeavours.
"In the area of his political
pursuits, he had for many years,
through all the changing scenes
of life in our party, in trouble
and distress, in triumph and
tribulation, for better or for
worse, remained as steadfast as
the northern star which guided
him in his seagoing pursuits."
He said that Captain Rose,
through his long and faithful
years of dedicated service to the
party, has demonstrated to oth-
ers, and particularly to the
young in the ranks'of the FNM,
the true meaning of dedication
and service to a cause in which
one truly believes.
"That is what we have gath-
ered here to say, to commemo-
rate and to applaud. That is the
reason every FNM has sound
a credible reason to be proud
of is decision to stay with the
cause of the FNM, no matter
what, from time to time, may
beithe fortunes or the failures of
our party.
A"No matter what our losses
or conquests, we have always
bqn heartened and fortified by
supporters yes, stalwart sup-
porters like Captain Spencer
"They have been, and
remain today, the wind beneath
our wing"keieping us going orr
and on, and so it is most fitting
that we in the FNM, as I have
said, should express in a mean-
ingful way our appreciation of
them, both in life and in death,"
Mr Ingraham said.
On behalf of the party's par-

liamentarians, officers, and
entire membership and sup-
porters, Mr Ingraham wished
the family of Captain Rose
"Almighty God's peace, mer-
cy, and comfort as they try to
bear this sad loss".
"We will miss him, as you
surely do, and we pray that he is
now at peace with the God he
served so faithfully," the prime
minister said.

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FROM page one

result of that they too experi-
enced some difficulties and the
three women apparently
drowned as a result of this
unfortunate situation," acting
Assistant Commissioner of
Crime Hulan Hanna said last
According to a Long Island
resident, who asked to have
their name withheld, Mrs
Major's younger daughter wit-
nessed the ordeal and ran to the

nearest home for help. A male
resident of Long Island accom-
panied her to the area and
pulled the three victims from
the water.
The resident said none of the
victims knew how to swim and
believes they were not aware of
the blue hole's location.
The source added that there
are no warning signs at the blue
Four other family members,
including Rev Pinder, were at
the Cay when the tragedy
occurred. The victims were

reportedly planning to return
to,Nassau today.
Officer-in-charge of the Long
Island District ASP Stephen
Adderley said the bodies will
be flown to New Providence
today for an autopsy to deter-
mine the official cause of death.
He said yesterday's drownings
were the first for 2008 and the
only drownings at the site in the
past six years.
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Top UK court allows the

extradition of hacker to US

SOME call it the biggest hack of military com-
puters; perhaps it was just a big embarrassment.
Gary McKinnon accused of breaking into mil-
itary and NASA computers in what he claims was a
search for UFOs, allegedly causing nearly $1 million
in damage has lost his appeal against extradi-
tion to the United States, according to Associated
McKinnon, 42, an unemployed computer admin-
istrator, allegedly broke into 97 computers belong-
ing to the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Depart-
ment of Defense from a bedroom in a north London
His attacks between 2001 and 2002 allegedly shut
down the Army district responsible for protecting
Washington, and cleared logs from computers at
the Naval Weapons Station Earle in New Jersey
that tracks the location and battle-readiness of Na.vy
That last attack, coming immediately after the
Sept. 11, knocked out the station's entire network of
300 computers. NASA and privately owned com-
puters also were damaged, prosecutors said, putting
the total cost of his online activities at $900,000.
At the time of his indictment, prosecutor Paul
McNulty said McKinnon pulled off "the biggest
hack of military computers ever at least ever
In his defense, McKinnon, known online as
SOLO, said he was trying to expose security weak-
nesses and uncover evidence of UFOs.
"I was a man obsessed," McKinnon wrote on The
Guardian newspaper's Web site last year, describing
a year spent trying to break into U.S. military sys-

teams: eight hours a day at a computer in his girl-
friend's aunt's house while unkempt, drinking beer
and smoking marijuana.
In interviews, he claimed that his hacking uncov-
ered photographic proof of alien spacecraft and the
names and ranks of "non-terrestrial officers."
Prosecutors accuse him of deliberately trying to.
intimidate the U.S. government by tearing through
their networks. They pointed to a note written by
McKinnon and left on an Army computer -
attacking U.S. foreign policy as "akin to govern-
ment-sponsored terrorism."
"It was not a mistake that there was a huge secu-
rity stand down on September 11 last year," he
wrote. "I am SOLO. I will continue to disrupt at the
highest levels."
McKinnon was caught in 2002 after some of the
software used in the attacks was traced back to his
girlfriend's e-mail account. The U.S. sought his
extradition, a move his lawyer Claire Anderson
claimed Wednesday was motivated by the govern-
ment's desire to "make an example" of a man who
humbled officials in Washington by hacking into
their systems using off-the-shelf office software and
a dial-up modem.
Aspects of American cyber-security had been
shown up as "really shameful," with some comput-
ers not even password-protected, said Graham Clu-
ley, a security consultant with Sophos PLC.
He said the United States appeared to be pursu-
ing McKinnon in an effort to flex its legal muscle
before the hacking community, which has watched
the case with interest.
"The overriding message is: You shouldn't mess
with American government and military computers,
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Carrington warns about pessimism over

plans to integrate Caribbean economies

Prominent regional voices are losing heart, says CARICOM secretary-general

PROMINENT regional voic-
es are "losing heart" in the
ambitious plan to integrate
Caribbean economies, CARI-
COM secretary-general Edwin
Carrington revealed.
He said they are joined by
members of the press and "cer-
tain foreign commentators" in
predicting the collapse of the
CARICOM Single Market and
Economy (CSME) process.
Speaking at the opening of
his second meeting with the
heads of CARICOM commu-
nity institutions, Mr Carrington
warned that this trend could
threaten the region's ability to
achieve its economic goals.
He said some of the doubt is
due to the Economic Partner-
ship Agreement with the Euro-
pean Union (EU), to which
Caribbean countries are about
to subscribe.
"Some is also due to the fact
that we have not adopted suit-
able governance structures and
point to the European model
of governance despite the dif-

"Divergence of opinion can be a
sign of healthy democratic
environment. What we must guard
against is that divergence
becoming a cacophony and
thereby leading to a diversion
from achieving our common

ferences in geography, history
and culture, and notwithstand-
ing the fact that the experience
of some who have copied the
European model has been
somewhat unflattering. Mr Car-
rington said that while acknowl-
edging the benefits of pointing
to the dangers ahead, "one must
distinguish between that and
the harm which widespread
negative speculation can cause
in the public mind, especially

when suggestions for better
alternatives are not forthcom-
"The deeper co-operation
and collaboration, to which I
referred last year, is obviously
sorely needed if we are to with-
stand the onslaught of nega-
tivism which turns a blind eye to
35 years of achievement gained
by the toil."
Admitting that there are
stresses, strains and perhaps
even disagreements, Mr Car-
rington noted that "no living
family is without them".
"Divergence of opinion can
be a sign of a healthy democra-
tic environment. What we must
guard against is, that divergence
becoming a cacophony and
thereby leading to a diversion
from achieving our common
goals. Indeed it would do us all
good never to forget the vision
and courage of the founding
fathers who gave birth to our
integration process in the wake
- and wake it was indeed of
our failed federal experience."
Mr Carrington noted that
since July 4, 1973, when the
Treaty of Chaguaramas was
signed, the institutions and
organizations represented at the
meeting have been working
with a view to streamlining and
strengthening the integration
process to ensure a more effec-
tive delivery of its benefits to
the people of the region.
"Who can say honestly that
the Caribbean Examinations
Council, the Caribbean Disaster
Emergency Response Ageficy,
the Caribbean Meteorological
Organisation, for example, have
not provided the required ser-
vices and benefits to the peo-
ple of the Caribbean?" he
"Moreover, in 2001 the
Treaty itself was revised as the
community sought to position
itself to face the challenges of
the globalised world through
the establishment of the CARI-

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structures to support this and
other initiatives are currently
being put in place, in part to
ensure an equitable distribution
of the benefits of the CSME.
"The Caribbean Court of Jus-
tice, the CARICOM Regional
Organisation for Standards and
Quality, the CARICOM Com-
petition Commission, and the
CARICOM Development
Fund, among others, have all
been established. In the field of
health, efforts are well under-
way for the establishment of the
Caribbean Public Health
Agency in 2010 an agency that
will build on the priority func-
tions for health, which are cur-
rently performed by a multi-
plicity of agencies," he said.
Mr Carrington said that no
one, including him, is satisfied at
the pace of progress towards
the achievement of certain key
Earlier this year in Nassau,
at the Opening Session of the
19th Inter-Sessional Meeting of
the Conference of Heads of
Government, Mr Carrington
said: Time is not on our side if
we are to achieve the goal of a
Single Market and Economy in
the time-frame that, you our
heads of government have set.
And time is not on our side if
we are to achieve the "Com-
munity for All" as you our
heads have so hopefully script-
ed in your Declaration of Need-
ham Point that you adopted last
July in Barbados. All of this
requires our experienced lead-
ers, our new leaders and all of
us to put our shoulders to the
wheel and redouble our efforts
and to take our integration
arrangements to a higher level.
And time is not on our side."
He added: "Ladies and gen-
tlemen, integration is not for
the faint of heart! Who would
have imagined for example that
a recent survey of the EU

would have shown that only 52
per cent of the population con-
sider the European integration
process as being beneficial to
their country or, for that matter,
that the Irish, one of the major
beneficiaries of European inte-
gration, would have joined with
the French and Dutch in reject-
ing the EU Constitution?"
Under the former PLP

administration, the idea of the
Bahamas joining the CSME was
proposed by some politicians.
It was met with considerable
public hostility however as
many feared it would allow
Caribbean nationals to freely
compete with Bahamians for
local jobs and the government
was persuaded not to sign on
to the deal.

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and Music Festival and Competi-
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medals at the World Choir
Games, in Graz.
Director of the choir Cleophas
Adderley said his team competed
against 11 other countries in the
Vienna competition. The World
Chorale Games in Gratz, he
added, was an even larger event.
"This was absolutely massive,"
he said of the games.
"There were 93 countries, 443
choirs and some of those choirs
were massive with over 100 peo-
ple in the choir and over 20,000
The Bahamas competed in two
categories and medaled in both
of them.
The categories were also open
categories, resulting in the Youth
Choir performing against older,
more experienced singers.
The Bahamas received a silver
medal in the open folk music cat-
egory, competing against 46 oth-
er countries. They performed four
pieces, including a medley of
"Miss Lucy" and "Uncle Lou".
and the more obscure "0 Let
'Em Go Down to Bimini."

The Bahamas then received a
silver medal for mixed chamber
choirs (classical music) and the
competition was strong among
the 43 countries in that class, Mr
Adderley said.
"Some of the choirs I heard
and against whom we competed
sounded like recordings that you
buy in a store," he said. "The
standard was so amazingly high
that it was almost intimidating."
"I was absolutely delighted
when we did so well, especially
in the classical music category

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because it was so very, very, very
competitive," he added.
Mr Adderley said that he had
an idea as'to what the judges saw
in the Bahamas National Youth
Choir that made the group spe-
"The judges would immediate-
ly realise that the choir is a disci-
plined choir," Mr Adderley said.
"That became apparent from the
minute we stepped onto the stage.
We were immaculately attired for
the classical portion and very col-
orufully attired in costumes for
the folk section.
"In addition, it is my opinion
that the judges would have heard
lovely tone quality and could tell
that these were young people
who received very good musical
training and knew the basics of
chorale production and pedagogy
(preparatory training and instruc-
Mr Adderley said that if
Bahamians want to continue to
shine on the world stage, they
must realise the importance of
hard work, discipline and setting

National Musical Heritage ani
Research and Director of the'
Bahamas National Youth Choir,
Cleophas Adderley poses with the,
first place trophy from the Inter-.
national Youth and Music Festival
and Competition (Vienna) and the
two silver medals the choir won at,
the World Choir Games, in Graz,;
goals and having high -standards
"It is only in this wa\ th.,t %e;
can compete globally," he said.
"We have been competing glob-i
ally in so many areas including
sports, business and tourism and1
there is no reason why we should
not compete globally in the area
of the arts."
Mr Adderley said that he iii r-
acted with other choir directors;
especially from Europe, who told
him that the Bahamas did "clI
for such a small country with luin
ited resources and should b6
extremely proud. I
"And, indeed, I am and I trus
that the whole Bahamas will b.
once they find out abou' tlhe
accomplishments of these dJcdi
cated and hardworking Bahamia4r
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Bahamas must 'fight'

to achieve 2% growth

Tribune Business Editor
THE Gov-
ernment will
"have to
fight" to
achieve its
projected 2
per cent eco-
nomic growth
for 2008, a
former minis-
ter told Tri-
btne Business
with the Bahamian and global
economy unlikely to "bottom
out and turnaround" until the
2009 first quarter.
James Smith, minister of state
for finance in the former
Christie administration, said
that with the US teetering on
the brink of recession at least,
and consumers being buffeted
by soaring oil, energy and food
prices, American consumers
were likely to cut back on dis-
cretionary spending on items
such as travel.
This, in turn, would impact
economies that were heavily
dependent on the US tourism

Economy unlikely
to 'bottom out' and
turn around until
2009 first quarter,
says ex-minister
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market, with the Bahamas
among those most likely to be
"adversely hit".
"I think you're going to see
lower [hotel] occupancies
throughout the.rest of the year,"
Mr Smith said. "I think com-
pensating factors from the
strong Canadian dollar and the
strong euro will not be enough,
as those markets are too small
to offset the US decrease.
"We're seeing anecdotal evi-
dence of a slowdown all around.
It's happening in terms of a
higher level of loan defaults,
with banks making more pro-
vision for non-performing loans;
insurance companies are seeing
post-dated cheques not clear-

SEE page 4B

Bahamas 'quite tardy'

on EU project execution

Tribune Business Editor
Bahamas Jas
been "quite"
tardy" in exe-
cuting infra-
structure pro-
jects financed
by grant fund-
ing from the
Union (EU),
a government
telling Tribune Business yes-
terday that the .Government
had to find "a more effective
and efficient way" to implement
Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, said EU-
financed infrastructure prob-
lems were "extremely valuable"
to the communities they bene-
fited, particularly those in the
Family Islands, with the Euro-
pean Development Fund
(EDF) funds one of the few
remaining grant financing

Chamber concerned
on EPA implementation
costs and 'capacity'
to effect obligations

sources the Bahamas could
The Government was cur-
rently assessing whether it
would submit any projects for
consideration by the EU in the
10th EDF, to which the Euro-
peans have committed 100 mil-
lion euros to assist with
Caribbean-based infrastructure
"We have some projects in
the ninth EDF, and the 10th
EDF is coming up," Mr Laing
said yesterday. "There have
been requests made as to what
our intention is, and we're
working on what projects, if
any, may be submitted for that.

SEE page 4B

$13m Bay Street plaza '80% taken'

Tribune Business Editor
The $13 million redevelopment
of a Bay Street shopping plaza
is already "about 80 per cent"
filled out with new tenant
commitments, one of its devel-
opers told Tribune Business yesterday,
adding that the area east of East Street held
more retailing "potential" than any other in
Charles Klonaris, who with his two broth-
ers is redeveloping the Moses Plaza, situat-
ed near Bay Street's junction with Eliza-
beth Avenue, said demolition of the existing
property had begun and was "well on the
When completed, the project was likely to
have involved an investment of "close to
about $13 million with the store upgrades
and what have you.

'I don't want to give names, but we're
well on our way with tenants. It's about 80
per cent taken."
Mr Klonaris, who is also the Nassau
Tourism and Development Board's
(NTDB) chairman, said the completed
development would feature 12 stores and
three restaurants, plus a marina on the har-
bourfront that will be able to berth between
eight to 10 yachts of 50-90 feet in length.
Cavalier Construction is the project's
contractor, and Mr Klonaris said the devel-
opment set to be called Elizabeth on Bay
- is scheduled to be completed in 12-18
months from now.
Together with other retail developments
and property investments taking place east
of the Bay Street/East Street junction, such
as the Bacardi concept store and Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC)
Cyber World outlet, Mr Klonaris said his
project was helping to create a different

retail environment to what was west of the
There, Bay Street was dominated by per-
fume, jewellery and liquor stores, but Mr
Klonaris said that the project initiated by
himself and his brothers, and others, would
make "retailing very exciting" in their area.
"It's quite different. I think it'll be a huge
plus for both tourists and the locals. I think
in a year, year-and-a-half from now, you'll
see it more pedestrianised and consumers
walking that way," Mr Klonaris said, adding
that the major obstacle the Betty K ship-
ping dock would likely be removed when
the commercial shipping facilities were
switched to Arawak Cay.
""I think people are getting to realise
the importance of the city, both for locals
and tourists, and that it has the potential -
more than any other area for retailing. It
will attract boith high and middle income

Tribune Business Editor
GRAND Bahama Power
Company's electricity sales for
the 2008 first half are about 2-3
per cent up on last year, its pres-
ident and chief executive said
yesterday, although they remain
below initial projections because
some major investment projects
had not progressed as anticipat-
E. 0 Ferrell told Tribune
Business that kilowatt hour sales
to Grand Bahama-based com-
mercial clients were 7 per cent
below the electricity supplier's
initial 2008 forecasts, and said:
"We had projected a little more
growth than we're seeing. We
had anticipated some things, like
the Royal Oasis, and other
things being a little further along

* Grand Bahama Power's commercial sales 7% behind
forecasts as some projects not progressed as anticipated
* Company on track to achieve 20% reduction in
minutes customers without electricity
* Oil costs double in 18 months, with peak demand
projected to be above 77 MW hit in 2007

than we've seen."
Mr Ferrell said he expected
the sales and electricity demand
trends experienced during the
2008 first half to continue during
the remaining six months of the.
year, with growth minor to flat
due to the stagnant state of the
overall Grand Bahama econo-
While the arrival of a third
dry-dock at the Grand Bahama
Shipyard this September, and
the likelihood it -will receive a

ship before year-end, was set to
increase electricity demand, that
was likely to be offset by
Bahama Rock's move from a
seven-day to a five-day work
'Tribune Business understands
that the reduced work week has
been caused by a reduction in
"demand for Bahdma Rock's
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Tribune Business Editor
LENDERS in the syndicate
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that Ginn Clubs & Resorts affil-
iates defaulted on have been
holdings talks that could see
them take an equity stake in the
company's $4.9 billion Grand
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key focus of talks between Ginn
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former's two affiliates defaulted
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involving Lubert-Adler, the pri-
vate equity fund that specialises
in real estate investments and
is Ginn's provider of seed capi-
tal, have taken place throughout

that only
about half the
land ear-
marked for
the Ginn sur
Mer project in
West End
comes under
the defaulted
loan's umbrella.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham last week confirmed an
earlier Tribune Business report
that infrastructure work at the
West End project would not be
impacted by the loan default,
as Ginn had escrowed the funds
necessary to complete this in
the bank. These funds could not
be touched or 'called in' by the
lending syndicate.
"In the case of the West End
development, Ginn has been

able to ring fence, in a bank
account, the monies for the
infrastructure and golf course
development," Mr Ingraham
"In terms of infrastructure,
all monies are stored away in
the bank."
Ginn has been proceeding
with site clearance, infrastruc-
ture and marina development
work in West End, in a bid to
get the project ready for when
the economic cycle turns and
real estate sales rebound. *
Residential real estate sales
for mixed-use resorts in the
Bahamas and elsewhere have
effectively 'fallen off a cliff' as a
result of the liquidity/credit
crunch in the global financial
system, which has made it very
difficult for potential buyers to
either access debt financing at
all or at the right price (interest
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and moves by US investors to
reign in spending have also
impacted such projects, and the
drying up of real estate sales is
what has pushed the Ginn loan
into default.
Ginn Sur Mer sits on 1,957
acres of oceanfront property in
West End. The planned 4,400
condominium and hotel units
centered on a 20-storey tower
with 1,800 single family resi-
dence sites were expected to
inject hundreds of millions of
dollars into Grand Bahama's
sluggish economy.
Development of the $4.9 bil-
lion resort began in December
2005. Land clearing of almost
2,000 acres is 70 per cent com-
plete, according to Ginn Sur
Mer's website, with the projec-
t's core likely to be completed
in 2013.
Credit Suisse and the other
financiers agreed to delay fore-
closure until July 31 to allow
the parties to work out a
restructured payment plan, hav-
ing granted Ginn a 30-day fore-
bearance agreement.

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DESPITE the.current eco-
nomic climate, travel agents yes-
terday reported that Bahami-
ans will be travelling en masse
this holiday weekend.
Diana Wallace, a manager at
Destinations, said yesterday that
despite what is happening
Bahamians were travelling as
much as ever.
"Bahamians will always trav-
el, no matter what. In fact, peo-
ple travel to get away from the
stress of what is happening,"
she said.
Florida, and Orlando in par-
ticular, continues to be the most
popular destination of choice.
"Florida will always be popu-
lar, as will cruises, and people
usually book these vacations
well in advance," Ms Wallace
Destinations also had a num-
ber of clients booking Family
Island vacations for this week-
end, particularly on those
islands hosting homecomings
and regattas. In particular,

Marsh Harbour, Exuma and
Harbour Island remain
immensely popular, agents said.
Prices for hotels on Exuma
this weekend, for example, and
based on availability (not guar-
anteed) can start in the range
of $195 for Club Peace and
Plenty, to $390 for the Four
Seasons Emerald Bay Resort
and $600 at February Point, Ms
Wallace said.
She added that Destinations
had seen a lot of persons look-
ing to get away without having
to bear the additional cost of
"We have been booking peo-
ple who want to spend the
weekend at a hotel on Paradise
Island or Cable Beach, so that
they can have a getaway for a
cheaper price as well," she said.
According to Treasure Trav-
el agent Debbie Richardson,
business has been very good.
"Sales have been very good in
spite of what is going on with
the economy. We have had a
lot of people coming in and
booking trips to the Family
Islands for the various home-
comings and events," she said.
"In fact, I think it may be

more than last year. It seems
like people are really taking
advantage of the long holiday
weekend to get away."
However, she added that
while persons were booking
flights, they were exercising
financial restraints in their trav-
el plans.
"What we are seeing is that
most persons who are travelling
are staying with their family
members or friends, rather than
staying in a hotel to save mon-
ey," Ms Richardson said.
Several other travel agents
told Tribune Business that while
their companies have not really
seen an increase in Family
Island travel, they have seen a
huge amount -of persons book-
ing flights into Florida.
"Oh, business has very busy.
Trust me, people are still trav-
eling despite what is happening
in the economy, so much so that
it is very difficult for people to
get a flight," said one agent.
Another agent added: "We
have been very busy. Sales
have been about the same as
last year, with the majority of
our clients this week booking
fares into Florida."

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EU, from page 1B
T iat's still all n discussion."
Bahamas-based projects that
r( ceived financing in the ninth
EDF round included the
E.giene Dupt ch Law School,
p us three or four small projects
ir the Family Islands.
"I think it c- ne be extremely
valuable to us Mr Laing said
o: the EDF finding, "except
o ir execution of these projects
h is been quite tardy. We really
n ;ed to find a more efficient
a id effective way to execute
tl ese projects, regard being had
for the conditions placed on
tt ese projects by the Europeans
tt emselves.
"It could be extremely valu-
able for the communities bene-
fi ing from these projects, but
we have not been very effective
ir executing projects under this
funding mechanism. That's
u fortunate.
"We're working to find a way
tw make it happen more effi-
ciently, but it s not happened

The 2003 annual report on
the Bahamas-EU relationship
backs the minister up, describ-
ing the 8.9 million euros com-.
mitted to this nation under the
seventh and eight EDF funding
rounds as "significantly under-
The report added that a 3.1
million euro balance, some 34.8
per cent of that amount,
remained "uncommitted" and
was due to be transferred to the
ninth EDF round. A further 4.5
million euros was due to have
been committed to the ninth
EDF for a grand total of 7.6 mil-
lion euros.
Mr Laing said a major factor
preventing the efficient imple-
mentation of EU-financed pro-
jects in the Bahamas was that
they tended to "get caught up"
in the larger, multi-million dol-
lar infrastructure projects being
executed by the Ministry of
Public Works.
With the Ministry and the
Government's attention both
being taken by larger projects,

the EU-funded developments
often tended to "drag on", Mr
Laing said.
He explained: "You have
some major projects that the
Government is executing
through public works. To some
extent, they [the EU projects]
will suffer because of the enor-
mous amount of work to be
executed by Public Works.
"We've tried to outsource the
planning and engineering .for
these things to get them speed-
ed up, but even that has its
Securing the EDF funding
was one of the factors making it
necessary for the Bahamas to
sign on to the Economic Part-
nership Agreement (EPA), the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce's trade advisor told Tri-
bune Business.
Hank Ferguson said it was
one of the few grant funding
sources available to the
Bahamas now, given that it was
considered a 'developed' nation
through its relatively high per

capital income.
"It is the only grant funding a
country of our claimed wealth is
able to receive," Mr Ferguson
said. "It is one of the few
sources of grant funding avail-
able to the Bahamas."
While the Chamber has been
supportive of the Government's
decision to sign the EPA, which
will govern trade relations
between the Bahamas, the
Caribbean and the EU, Mr Fer-
guson said: "We do have our
concerns regarding the cost of
implementation, and our capac-
ity to implement" the agree-
ment's obligations.
Meanwhile, Mr Laing said the
Bahamas had yet to submit its
EPA services offer to the EU
and the Caribbean Regional
Negotiating Machinery
(CRNM), with the issue still
before Cabinet.
The EPA is due to be signed
on August 30 at Bridgetown,
Barbados, and Mr Laing said
the Government was still com-
mitted to signing.

GROWTH, from 1B

ir g; the const-uction sector is
s; ying its slow; sales in retail
stores are off. By and large,
we're seeing a slowdown."
The Government had pro-
jected that the Bahamian econ-
o ny would eajoy 2 per cent
C DP growth in 2008, having
rn vised downward the Interna-
ti )nal Monetary Fund's (IMF)
p evious forecast of 4 per cent.
Yet Mi Smith said even the 2
p r cent projection now
-appeared optimistic, in the face
o a deepening US housing mar-
k:t slump, continued fallout
fiom the sub-prime mortgage
kl nding crisis and increasing*
e iergy/gas prices.
"It's going to be flat," Mr
S nith of the E ahamian econo-
n y's likely performance in 2008.
" f we get 2 per cent, that'll be
good, but it's likely to be less
tl an that. The way we're going,
it 11 be an achievement to get
tl at.
"They [the Government] are
go )ing to have i o fight for that 2
p r cent."
The former minister of state
for finance added that the
Bahamian economy's GDP
g: owth was likely to be "closer
to 1 per cent". He said: "It
would seem to be, being opti-
rr istic, [that economic growth
will be] more than 1 per cent
a id less than per cent."

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The former minister added
that the 2008-2009 Budget was
unlikely to have the stimulus
effect initially projected, given
that taxes had bene raised on
.many items, while public sector
spending was unlikely to take
effect in time to make a major
difference in 2008. This was
because a number of major pro-
jects, such as the airport and
roads, while announced, had yet
to start.
Mr Smith, who is now chair-
man of CFAL, said that while
his company had yet to experi-
ence the direct impact of the
slowdown, insurance companies
were seeing a number of pre-
mium cheques failing to clear.
"Everybody is going to feel
the pinch, except the super
rich," Mr Smith said. A further
complication was caused by the
upcoming US presidential elec-
tion, as American consumers
and businesses often deferred
spending until after the vote,
when it became clear what the
new president's economic poli-
cies and priorities were.
"I can see things being a little
difficult throughout the rest of
the year, and in the first quarter
next year we will start to bottom
out and turnaround," Mr Smith
said. "That's predicated on oil
prices remaining stable, or drop-
One company that has been
especially hit hard by the oil
price increase has been the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion (BEC). Mr Smith said that
if the Government were to pri-
vatise the corporation, the
objectives needed to be clearly
defined and safeguards built in
to ensure a public monopoly did
not become a private one.
When asked if he supported
BEC's privatization, Mr Smith
replied: "Only in so far as the
objectives are clearly defined,
and at the end of the day it
becomes a more efficient oper-

"If it does not lower costs, at
least there should be more effi-
cient pricing for consumer such
as large hotels to make them
more competitive."

The Bahainas, Mr Smith said,
would be "no better off" if BEC
was still in the position of being
a "price giver" post-privatisa-

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The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is pleased to announce
the first of many requests for expressions of interest in the Lynden Pindling
International Airport Expansion Project. NAD is presently seeking expressions
of interest for the supply of landscaping material related to the Lynden Pindling
International Airport Expansion Project. Installation may be tendered separately
at a later date to coincide with landscaping milestones.
Interested parties are requested to provide the following information with
Corporate Background how long have you been in business, location,
size, types of materials that can be supplied, etc.
Financial Capacity bank, account manager, financial statements
Project History- previous projects or clients, size, and value
Contact List- list of previous clients with contact information
Please reply to: Mr. Derek Thielmann, Construction Manager
Nassau Airport Development Company
Lynden Pindling International Airport
Nassau, Bahamas, PO Box AP 59229

The deadline for submission ,s Thursday,
August 14th, 2008 at 2:00 pm Pactage can
be dropped ofi at Ihe NAD Prolect Office, Level
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address above




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Interested parties should contact Mrs. Sharnett
Ferguson, Executive Assistant to the Sr. Deputy General
Manager at (242) 502-3941 between the hours of 9
a.m. 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, to collect a copy of
the tender documents from our headquarters located
on Harcourt (Rusty) Bethel Drive, formerly 3rd Terrace,
Centreville, Nassau.

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POWER, from 1B
painies in the Bahamas and
southeastern US.
Elsewhere, Mr Ferrell said
Grand Bahama Power Company
was "right on target" to achieve
2008's objective of reducing the
average number of minutes cus-
tomers were without service by
another 20 per cent.
"Our goal for this year is to
reduce last year's numbers by
an additional 20 per cent," he
told Tribune Business. 'The
number of minutes that cus-
tomers are without electricity
will be 20 per cent less, and the
frequency of outages 20 per cent
"We are right on target at this
point in time. We're not where
we want to be yet, but we're
making some good strides. We
anticipate making that 20 per
cent reduction target by year-
In the 12 months to December
31, 2007, Grand Bahama Power

Company achieved a 45 per cent
improvement in the minutes cus-
tomers were without electricity
service, lowering this from 1355
minutes in 2006 to 740 minutes.
Another 20 per cent reduction
will bring that to 592 minutes.
Mr Ferrell said the company
was "certainly aiming towards"
an improved financial perfor-
mance in 2008, having last year
experienced a $228,000 reduc-
tion in net income, largely due to
a one-off $1 million write-off on
a failed gas turbine generator.
"We've got activities in place
to try and make sure we're run-
ning the business as efficiently
and effectively as possible, and
hopefully the island's economy
will improve and we will have a
better year," Mr Ferrell said.
"The first half of the year has
not been everything we'd hoped
for, but it's certainly not been a
bad six months."
Like its BEC counterpart in
Nassau, Grand Bahama Power
Company has seen its fuel costs

more than double a 100 per
cent increase in 18 months.
Mr Ferrell said that while the
company had paid $46 per barrel
for its fuel in January 2007, it
was paying $93 per barrel for its
No. 6 bunker oil product.
Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany's fuel surcharge is applied
to customer bills when oil prices
reach over $20 per barrel, but
had no impact on the 4.87 per
cent base rate increase imple-
mented from April 1,2008, as it
is a separate component.
Mr Ferrell said the base rate
was increased to keep Grand
Bahama electricity bills in line
with the inflation increases expe-
rienced since rates were last
increased two years ago, and
also to recover costs associated
with the $25 million capital
investment in improving the hur-
ricane resistance of its network.
"We've spent a lot of time and
money on the transmission and
distribution system since the hur-
ricanes," Mr Ferrell said. "We've

rebuilt many of our lines, many
of our substations, to withstand
150 mph winds. The facilities are
in great shape."
Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany will soon need to make a
further capital investment, as an

additional generation unit will
have to be operational by mid-
2010 to meet the island's grow-
ing power demand.
Mr Ferrell said the peak
demand experienced by Grand
Bahama Power Company to

date was 77 megawatts (MW)
last year, and already demand
has reached 72 MW this year.
"We are projecting it to be a
touch above 77 MW this year,
but it depends on when the
hottest day is," Mr Ferrell said.

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The Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Ltd. (BORCO) started life in the late 60's as a refinery located in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
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goal. We have embarked on a multi-year program to refurbish the existing infrastructure (including the removal of the refinery that has been
inactive for more than two decades), significantly expand its storage capacity and.capabilities both within the existing terminal ("brown-field
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several new key roles within our organisation. If you recognize yourself in any of these roles, have a service oriented nature and want to
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Due to the changed business environment, growth in business operations as
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exist for seasoned financial professionals.

Senior Controller
Responsible for management and development of the finance & accounting department
and a key member of the company's leadership team, you will be responsible for all
accounting matters, financial reporting. budgeting, financial systems, and maintaining
the integrity, accuracy and timeliness of all financial reporting requirements. Besides
developing a world-class finance & accounting department, you will be pro-actively
improving the financial and operational performance by driving relevant business
analyses and initiatives across the company.You will have an accounting or finance
BA and preferably a MBA from a reputable business school. A CA or CPA certification
also is a plus You will have at least 10 years of relevant experience with a demonstrable
track-record in leading and developing financial departments.You will have experience
with GAAP, IFRS. You will have an energetic, analytical nature and the ability to meet
deadlines and manage multiple tasks and priorities. You will have strong oral and
written presentation skills. Besides being a recognized expert in your field you will
have well developed leadership skills.

Financial Reporting Administrator
Reporting to the Sr. Controller, you are responsible for the timely and accurate reporting
of. all consolidated financial including cash flow statements, related comparisons and
variance reporting to both internal and external constituencies. You will also be
responsible for coordinating the annual budgeting process as'well as providing the
business with budget management tools.You will have a Bachelors degree in Accounting
or Finance with a CA or CPA certification. You will have at least 5 years of relevant
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GAAP, IAS, IFRS. You are likely to have experience in internal or external auditing
with one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms.You will be pro-active, able to work under tight
deadlines, and have the ability to interact with all different disciplines within the

Credit & Collections Administrator
Also reporting directly to the Sr. Controller, you are primarily responsible for ensuring
timely payment of customer invoices and maintaining accurate Account's Receivable
records. You will have frequent and significant contact with customers and internally
with members of the finance department as well as other departments.

Project Controller
Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you would have a functional line to the
Senior Controller. As Project Controller you are responsible for the financial accounting
and controlling of the Capital Projects. Managing and balancing budgets, project cash
flow and the financial reporting related to the Capital Projects. You will have a
Bachelor'sdegree in Accounting or Finance with a CA or CPA certification. You will
have several years of experience in an accounting and controlling role. You preferably
have experience controlling large projects. You .are pro-active, accurate and have an
eye for details. You are a strong communicator and are able to deal with people at
different levels in different functions both inside and outside of the Company.

Procurement Controller
Reporting to the Sr. Controller, you will be responsible for managing and improving
the procurement processes within the Company. Besides making sure the proper
controls are applied, you will also analyse procurement spend and together with other
departments look for ways to implement the most cost effective solutions for the
company. You will have at least a Bachelor's degree in engineering, economics, finance
or similar field with several years of experience. Moreover you have a proven
track-record developing and implementing strategic procurement processes, either
within an industrial organisation or as a consultant. You have a strong understanding
of procurement methods and procedures and understand and know how to implement
procurement processes within organizations. You are highly analytical and proficient
in managing large databases within .spreadsheets or other software tools, and can
exercise considerable independent judgement. You are able to clearly communicate
complex data and concepts to all levels of the organizations, with strong oral and
written presentation skills. ,.

Roles in Project Management & Engineering
To manage the various significant Capital Projects, Vopak Bahamas is setting
up a professional Project Management department. The department is headed
by the Capital Projects Manager who also is a member of the Vopak Bahamas
Management Team.

Project Coordinator
Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you are responsible for planning and
coordinating all activities related to the execution of large capital projects and coordinating
and expediting all site works carried out by contractors. The aim is to ensure safe,
timely and on budget delivery of these projects. You play an important role coordinating
between the project team and the rest of the organisation as well as with contractors
and sub-contractors. You will have a strong technical background, a BSc engineering
degree with 5 to 10 years of relevant experience, coupled with excellent verbal and
written communication skills. You will be able to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and
take decisions under pressure. You will have had experience negotiating with and
managing contractors/vendors and monitoring the execution of large capital projects.
Experience within storage tank construction, marine constructions and/or the (petro)
chemical industry is preferred.

Contract Administrator
Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you are responsible for managing awarded
construction contracts for Capital Projects and safeguarding the company against
excessive claims for extra work etc. You will process and manage contractor claims,
file counter claims where appropriate, control change-order process, take minutes of
meetings etc.You are likely to have a legal background or at least have a strong affinity
with legal work and probably have worked within claims management department within
large construction environments. You will also have a sound understanding of
construction projects and related engineering aspects.You will be outgoing and an
excellent communicator both orally and in writing. You will be punctual and have a
strong eye for detail whilst maintaining clear sight of the bigger picture. You will be able
to work under pressure and able to manage and hold your own in difficult situations.

Project Administrator
Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you will assist him in the general administration
of the projects, gathering data and preparing progress reports for management and executives.
You will also support him and the Project Controller in the administration of the project.
You will be precise and meticulous, and be able to work under pressure. You will have good
communication skills and be experienced in data analysis and preparing executive management
style reports.

Project Planner I I '.
Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you will 7 iT .,
support the Project Coordinators in managing the logistics
of all the ongoing projects to ensure all projects are executed ?
smoothly and mitigate project delays. You will make detailed project
plans, measure progress, and assist in progress reporting. Where required
you will also liaise with contractors and other departments in the company. You
are likely to have an engineering background with several years of relevant experience
in project planning and execution: You are familiar with project planning tools such as ;.
Primavera or MS Project. You will be methodical and precise, taking a pro-active approach
to identify and remove potential 'roadblocks' before they occur. You are a team player and are'
able to develop creative solutions to balance potentially conflicting priorities. You have strong
oral and written communication skills.
Project Safety Supervisor
Your prime responsibility .is to ensure the safe execution of all project activities by making sure
the proper boundary conditions are in place. You will make and verify SHE plans, ensure proper
training and induction of key (contractor) staff, operation of an effective Permit to Work system,
incident reporting systems etc. and ensure compliance to Vopak's Safety standards and Safety
Fundamentals. You will rigorously follow-up on any reported non-conformity and support the
Project Director in SHE reporting requirements. You will pro-actively seek opportunities to
further improve safety on-site. You report directly to the Project Director but will have a functional
reporting relationship to Vopak Bahamas' SHEQ Manager. You will most likely have a technical
background but relevant experience With Safety Management is deemed more important,
preferably within the petrochemical industry. You will have good oral and written communications

Chief Project Engineer
Reporting to the Capital Projects Manager, you are responsible for ensuring the execution of
the Capital Projects per design and meets required specifications and standards. Furthermore
you are responsible for coordinating with contractors and others on engineering matters. This
covers both mechanical and civil as well as E&I engineering activities. You will have a technical
background, most likely with a Bachelors degree in mechanical and or electrical engineering.
You will have more than 5 years of experience in relevant project work and are both able and
comfortable dealing with contractors and specialists in all areas of construction. Experience
in tank construction or similar industry is strongly preferred. You will lead a team of Quality
Control and Assurance (QCA) Engineers specialised in the various engineering areas for the
day to day QC in the field.
Quality Control and Assurance Engineers
Reporting to the Chief Project Engineer, as QCA Engineers you are specialised in a specific
area of mechanical, electrical or civil construction. You are responsible for the day to day
monitoring and supervision of construction activities in the field and the inspection and validation
of executed work, ensuring it meets design and specifications. You will also have a strong eye
for safety standards and safety awareness demonstrated in the execution of the activities.
You will have a technical background and will be qualified in one of the three engineering
disciplines: mechanical, civil or electrical & instrumentation. You will have several years of
experience in supervising construction activities and performing quality inspections.

To support the refurbishment of our existing facilities and prepare for growth we are
also looking to strengthen the capabilities of our Maintenance department.

Maintenance Engineer
Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, you will be responsible for all technical & engineering
aspects of maintaining the technical integrity of existing facilities (both for land and marine
assets). Besides performing basic engineering tasks, this also entails developing technical
scopes for projects and executing these projects with outside contractors. Additionally you will
assist the Maintenance Manager with development and implementation of long term maintenance
strategy, maintenance plans and maintenance budgets. You will coordinate the execution of
maintenance activities with other departments (commercial and operations) to ensure minimal
disruption to ongoing operations.You will have at least a Bachelors degree in mechanical
engineering and have at least 5 years of relevant experience within industry. You will have a
sound understanding of modern maintenance strategies.You will be a highly energetic individual
and able to interact with different departments. A specialist in your field you still are able to see
the bigger picture and prioritise accordingly.
Roles in other Areas
Manager Human Resources
Amongst other duties you will be responsible for developing and implementing a long term
Human Resources Strategy to meet current and future needs of the company. This will amongst
other things encompass further professionalizing of key HR processes such as selection &
recruitment processes, performance management processes, training and competency
development processes, the monitoring and benchmarking of compensation structures,
development and implementation of merit based compensation programs, staff planning etc.
You will be part of the Vopak Bahamas Management Team and report directly to the Managing
Director. You will be a seasoned HR professional with experience managing HR as a strategic
function within large industrial organizations. You will be a strong communicator with well
developed analytical skills and a pragmatic approach to problems. You will have a demonstrated
track record of achieving results and implementing in a demanding and professional
Quality Management Administrator
Reporting to the Manager SHEQ, you are responsible for development, implementation,
continued improvement and maintenance of a pragmatic and first-class Safety and Quality
Management System. Together with respective staff, you will pro-actively seek opportunities
to further improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our work processes.You will have a
background in Quality Management, and have experience developing and implementing such
systems. You are motivated by Quality Systems that not only document and meet requirements
but that actively support and help organizations be better at what they do. You are very pragmatic.
You work independently and are a self-starter, but are not a 'lone ranger' and like to actively
be involved and work with other people. You are a good communicator and have the right skills
to translate ideas into pragmatic day-to-day practice.

Management Trainees
Vopak Bahamas will embark on a Management Trainee program to develop young, driven and
talented Bahamians to be able to fulfil various management positions within the company in
the future.The traineeship has a high degree of independence and flexibility and has no fixed
structure or program. The traineeship will be tailored to the individual and success will to a large
extent be determined by the initiative and pro-activeness of the trainee her- or himself.
As a management trainee, regardless of educational background and ambitions, you will be
exposed to all areas of our business. You will participate in Vopak's Global Management
Development Training Program. You will find yourself working directly with senior managers
on a wide range of projects. It is not unlikely you will be working at other Vopak organizations
in the world for part of your traineeship.To qualify for a management trainee position you will
have successfully completed a degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Economics or
similar field at a reputable University with good grades.



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Request for Proposals
Investment Banking Services
The Committee for the Privatization of The Bahamas Telecommunications
Company Limited (BTC) is seeking proposals from suitably qualified
firms to provide Investment Banking services relating to the privatization
process, which is expected to be concluded by the end of this year. The
Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is planning to sell
a majority interest in BTC to a suitable investor.
The role of the Investment Banking Institution will include: close
collaboration with the Committee's Privatization Advisors, KPMG
Corporate Finance Ltd. in providing advice to the Privatization Committee;
preparation of any necessary sales information; identification of a short
list of potential investors and participation in negotiations with potential
Proposals should contain the following:
* Names and resumes of key team members to work on the project;
* Most recent relevant client'transaction lists;
* Relevant experience of firm;
* Relevant experience of team members to work on the project;
* A clear statement of pricing for services;
* Identification of any potential conflict of interest, related to the
project, on the part of the firm or members of the team who will
work on the project
Proposals should be emailed by 5:00 p.m. (Nassau time), on Friday,
August 8, 2008 to:
Mr. Craig Tony Gomez
Baker Tilly Gomez
at cgomez@btgomez.com
Telephone: 1(242) 356-4114
A hard copy of the proposal should be delivered to:
Baker Tilly Gomez
'The Deanery
No. 28 Cumberland Street
P.O. Box N-1991
Nassau, Bahamas
Attention: Mr. Edward R. Rolle

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Lot No. 3 Yamacraw

Beach Estates

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

[. ,I-.-__ --_ '-_.__ IEleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,


I. All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision,
situated in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site encompasses a two storey
building which is approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of
'- enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq.
ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.
S..... ', .- .- Appraisal: $151,007.00
S..- '' r. This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

.... ...... SUBDIVISION
.-..- All that tot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being lot
#1 of the Subdivision known as Western Shores Phase All that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,638 sq: ft.
a the said Subdivision situated in the Western District of New
Ml Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is being lot No. 2 of the subdivision known as Marigold Farm
a single structure comprising of a single family residence Subdivision, the said subdivision situated in the Eastern Districi
consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living of New Providence and located Lumumba Lane North off Marigold
space. The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets, Road situated on the property is a year old single storey residence
2 1/2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The
land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the and utility room. The Land is on a grade and level and appears
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding. The property is open'from the front but has chain
the year. The grounds are fairly well kept withimprovements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool. The linked fencing at the sides and back.
yard is enclosed with walls. Appraisal: $197,107.60
Appraisal: $753,570.00 Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road go pass Marigold Farms, then turn right onto
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near Lumumba Lane, go almost to the middle of the corner and the subject property is about the eight house on the right
Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white. hand side of the road.

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA
." All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in
,..,-............ the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being
...... I E '. i No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this site
encompasses a 12 year old single storney home comprising
.,.' of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast
.t .te ". room, kitchen and laundry room, with a total living area
of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double
car garage, and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of
approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85%
.-.. ... completed. The property is well landscaped with crab
grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.
S Appraisal: $229,426.00
7 __ This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera
Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.

3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with
S. an area for a small shdp. Age 12 years the land is d portion'
of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels
,- stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being just'
under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete
S ...: ...*'' "' block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in
design with a total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft.,
2,920 sq. ft., the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling
is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.
Appraisal: $265,225.00

All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
P .'" -12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar's
"eights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
.- 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
.- N o.-.. complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to
-- ';. ..-: be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
... ............ ........._ during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.

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

Lot No. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
House, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.
Appraisal: $188,406.00
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to
Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner
on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right

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

Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No.
,.. 217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision
1' -, All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot
'... -.. No. 217 of the Subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens, the
; -. '7 said subdivision situated in the Southern District of New
S. a ..-.. Providence Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
ai. r comprising of an approximately 20yr old single family residence
'. consisting of 992 sq. ft of enclosed living space with 3-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, drive
way and walk way. The land is on a grade and level and
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
..' of flooding. The grounds are fairly kept and yard is open.
Appraisal: $127,988.00
Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light then turn right into Kennedy
Subdivision, go all the way to T-junction, turn right then first left then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building,
after passing Mount Tabor take first left sapodillaa blvd), the subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow
trimmed green, with green and white door.
Lot No. 117, Lower Bogue
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
containing 14,091 sq. ft. and being lot # 117, situated on
_. ... ... Skyline Drive, in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the Island
0 11 of Eleuthera, this site encompasses a single story structure
still under construction and comprising of 3-bedrooms, 2-
with a total living area of approximately 1,431.3. property
m also includes a covered frorit porch with a total sq. ft. of
.,.' approximately 103.5 sq. ft. this structure is approximately
S 65 % completed and is a new construction.
Appraisal: $127,399.00.
This property is situated on Skyline Drive in the settlement of Lower Bogue North Eleuthera.

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

Island Harbour Beach, Exuma
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'X 100') sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The property is located All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham's
on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean. Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Appraisal: $80,000.00 Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90)
ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20' wide road reservation
and runningg thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown
with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and
is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area
Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27 is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section b, of Rainbow APPRAISAL: $72,000.00
Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02
ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $40,328.00

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

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

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

APPRAISAL: $365,000.00

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

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

Lot No. 9, Workers Bank Subdivision
i All that lot of land being Lot No. 9, in the subdivision known as Workers Bank Subdivision situated in the western district of.New Providence,
; , f ^"" :. . .. Bahamas. Having an area of approximately 5,600 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a 3 year old single storey single family residence comprising
. .. of approximately 1,220 sq., ft of enclosed living space and consisting of 3-bedrooms with closets, 2 bathrooms, living, dining and kitchen, ventilation
is provided by ceiling fans.
Appraisal: $176,494.50

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

Lot No. 359, Elizabeth Estates
All that lot of land being Lot No. 359, in the subdivision known as Elizabeth Estates situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas &
having an area of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a 22 year old single family residence comprising of approximately
871 sq, ft of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & laundry room. The land is flat but appears to be
S. sufficiently elevated to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is landscaped & contains low shrubs, flowering & fruit trees
Appraisal: $123,425.00

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

Lot No. 4, Jimmy Hill, Great Exuma

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

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

Lot No. 313, Kennedy Subdivision

": ^ All that lot of land being Lot No. 313, in the subdivision known as Kennedy Subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas
& having an area of approximately 4,158 sq. ft. located on the subject property is an approximately 30 year old single family residence comprising
of approximately 845 sq, ft of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining & kitchen. The land is on a grade & level;
however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to dissallow the possibility of flooding during heavy rainy periods
.. . Appraisal: $109,398.00

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

Lot No. 2978/79, Sir Lynden Pindling Estates
all that lot of land being Lot No. 2978/79, in the subdivision known as Sir Lynden Pindling Estate situated in the southern district of New Providence,
Bahamas & having an area of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a 3 year old single family residence comprising of
approximately 845 sq., ft of enclosed living space consisting of 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & utility room. The land is on a
grade & level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to dissallow the possibility of flooding during heavy rainy periods
Appraisal: $134,508.00

:* .. Travelling east on Charles Saunders Highway, turn through Lady Maguerite Pindling Ave. take the 2nd comer left then 1st left- Michelle Ave. the
i* subject property will be about the 13th house on the right side of the street painted all yellow.

BLACKWOOD, ABACO Lot No. 1036 Garden Hills Estates
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. All that lot of land having an area of 5,989 sq ft, being Lot No. 1036 of the subdivision known as Garden
It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. Hills Esttes, a said subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original is vacant land and is zonned residential single family. The subject property is severely sloping downwards
state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow
Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal Appraisal: $65,000.00
APPRAISAL: $219,354.40 Travelling west on the East West Highway, take the 2nd entrance left into Garden Hills Estates next to
Hillside Mission Baptist Church, travel up the hill on Edelweis Ave to Orange blossom ave. mak a right
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The on orange Blossom Ave & the subject property is the 2nd on the left side.
property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.

Lot B, Wilsoni Street, Rock Crusher
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock
Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas. Eleuthera Lot No. 15, North Palmetto Point
This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising
of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 22,316 sq. ft. being a portion of a 25.166 acre tract "A" &
living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured, being lot # 15 in a development known as Spanish Main situated in the settlement of Palmetto Point on
the Island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of The Bahamas. This area is complete with all utilities and
Appraisal: $97,214.00 services available.
Appraisal: $65,832.00

Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways
through to Wilson Street, go though the comer all the way to the dead end. The property is located This property is situatedat Spanish Main just off the Bank Road North Palmetto Point South Eleuthera
behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard. district.

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

Appraisal: $41,275.00

Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 1,173 acres and being referred to as the plot. the property is lot No. B and
is situated on Marigold Farm Road in the area known as Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the south eastern district
of New Providence Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family.
Appraisal: $290,000.00
Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is th 2nd to last property
on the left hand side of the road near the pond.

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Appraisal: $930,000.00

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


Appraisal $591,955.00

A mulitfamily lot of 12,225 square feet comprising three structures. One
complete unit at the front comprising 163.8 and a porch of 200 square feet
of living space. A middle, structure (town house) of 1626 square feet of
living space that's 80% complete and the third building at the rear of the
property up to belt course comprising 1627 square feet. Each building has
two bedrooms, one bathroom, living and dining
areas and kitchen,

Directions: Travelling West on Carmichael Rd, turn onto
Bacardi Road. Travel South past Millar's Pond just .i'
before reaching Bacardi. Turn Right onto paved road
after passing the pond. Subject is located on the Right .
side of the road.
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OFF SOLDIER ROAD Appraisal: $303,000.00
l. ,,,T_ feThe subject property
o consisting of 8,400
square feet is
% [ .' ', ..developed with a
split leveled home
with 1925 square feet
of floor area on the
ground floor, a porch
area of 437 square
. feet and second floor
area of 735 square
feet. The building is,
of sound construction and completed in its entirety. The ground floor
comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, dining and family room. The
second floor comprises two bedrooms, one bath, living and dining areas.
Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier Road, turn left onto first paved road
opposite Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with chain linked fence.

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Appraisal: $335,000.00

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

Directions: Take Carmichael Road heading west, turn corner opposite BFM Church,
Cedar Way, then take first corner on the right, Tangerine Street. Subject will be about
the second on the right hand side of the road.
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Appraisal: $183,000.00
All that piece parcel or lot of
land with an area of
approximately 5,393 square feet
being lot number 1 of the
subdivision known as Canon
John Pugh Estates. Located on
Ithe said property is a three-
year-old single family residence
of approximately 1, 200 square
5 feet of enclosed living space
with three bedrooms, two
J bathrooms, living dining, utility
rooms and kitchen.

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

Lot 3395/96
SIR LYNDEN PINDLING ESTATES 'Appraisal: $197,000.00
All that area of land having an
area of approximately 6,000
square feet being lot number
3395/96 in the subdivision
e known as Sir Lynden Pindling
Estates situated in the
southern district of the Island
of New Providence.
Located on this property is a
three years old single family
S.. residence consisting
approximately 1,425 square
.. feet of living space inclusive of
S. three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, living, dining, utility rooms and kitchen.
Directions: Travelling east on Charles Saunders Highway turn onto Lady Margurite
Pindling Avenue, Take the second corner on the left. Subject project will be the 15th
on the left painted orange, trimmed white.


Appraisal: $189,000.00

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

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Appraisal: $686,374.40
All that lot of land having an area of
6,794 square feet, of the
subdivision known as Vista Marina,
situate in the Western District of
New Providence. The property is on
"a level grade and zoned as single
family residential. Located on the
subject property is a 7-year-old
single family two storey residence
- consisting of approximately 2,756
square feet of enclosed living
space. The ground floor comprises
one bathroom, laundry room, dining
room, sunken living room, family

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

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

LOT 907 Appraisal: $50,000.00
All that area of land having an area of approximately 5,000 square feet
being lot number 907.
Directions: From East Street South, take Sapodilla Boulevard, turn onto Wild Guava
Street, turn left onto Cascarilla Street. Continue travelling East. Subject property is
vacant lot between house 906 and 908.


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Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit 1


Appraisal: $718,000.00

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Located on this Multi Family lot of 23,564 square feet are two
incomplete buildings. Single story Triplex of 3,502 square feet
inclusive of Living and dining area with full service kitchen three
bedrooms inclusive of Master bedroom and two bathrooms per unit.

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000.00

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


Appraisal: $116,190.00

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



Appraisal: $140,000.00

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

Lot 67 Block 7

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

Appraisal: $219,614.00

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

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

Appraisal: $254,355.00

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Lot 5, Block 6, Unit 2


Appraisal: $245,827.00

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

Located on this 4,200 square feet
single/multi family property is a 20-
year-old building of T-111 wood with
concrete floor, consisting approxi-
mately 2,198 square feet of enclosed
space. The structure was formerly
used as a retail store and storage

Appraisal: $136,000.00

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Directions: From Golden Gates Shopping Centre, Balliou Hill Road. Take the third
corner on the Right after passing Farmer's Market. Take the second Right then
First right (Sun Close) subject is the fourth property on the Right white trimmed




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

EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $673,075.00
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The subject property is located on Kingway Road and is devniropdr, wvith .in
area of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon is a residence comprised of
3,645 square feet of living accommodations, inclusive of 4 bedrooms. 2
baths, with laundry and utility spaces and a two bedroom one bath guest
cottage of 600 square feet. The property is fenced with white picket
fencing and has a Gazebo at the highest portion of the property.


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1W f tsm and effect
S. By an agreement dated the 6 day of August. A.D., 2007 and made
bNtwoen the Plainiffs and the Detendants. the First Plaintiff and
First Defendant entered into a Non-Circumvention, Non.Disclosure
antt Working Agreement.
Th, Plaiafft Intend Lt produce Le O aldd Amttuit at Triafforits fultf eons
and eoffet.
6. By an Conditional Retainer Refund Agreement dated the 16 day of
August, 2007, made between the First Plaintiff and the Ftirs
Defendant, e First Defendant acknowledged receipt of tie sum of
$7,500.00 (herenafter called 'the said sum") paid by the Plaintiffs
to the First Deofendant and agreed to return to the said sum to the
Platiffs should the Defendants be unsuccesful in providing the
funding of Two Million.
7, By a second Conditional Retainer Refund Agreement dated the 286
day of August 2007 made between the First Palrdltff end the Firs
Defendant, the First Defendant further acknowledges receipt of an
additional sum of $7,500.00 paid by the Plaintiffs to the First
ilme h ftift Intenrd to produce the said Agreneatts el TrOafor their fo

S 8. On or about the 16" and the 28' day of August. A.D., 2007, the
PtaFntslfa paid to the Defendants the sums of $7.500.00,
ee fpacetly for its servce to be donor pursuant to paragraph 4.
9. No part of the said service or works has been carried out ordone.
10. By reason of the facts and matUer herianbeforn set out In
parairaph 4 fth sold sums have not been repaid to the Plaintiffs
wholly or in part.
11. In the premses the Defendants became and are liable to repay the
aggregate su of $16,000.00 to the Plainttff.
1; Despite written request from the Plaintiff and their Attorneys.
'Messra. Halabury Chambers dated as follows, the 4" day of
January. A.D., 2008 and the 29m. 26" 23" and 21" November,
A.D.,2007. respectively. the Defendants have wrongfully refused
and neglected to repay the said sum of $15,000.00 or any sum.
13. By reason of the aforesaid the Plaintiffs claim the said sum of
$16,000.00 from the First and Second Defendants
14. Further the Plaintiffs claim interest pursuant to the Civil
Procedure(Award) Interest Act. 1992 on all such sums as may be
found due to the Plaintiffs at the rate of 8 per cent per annum from
29* November. A.D.. 2007 the date of demand or alternatively at
such rate and for such period as the Court thinks fit,
AND the Plantlff cdlaim:
( t) the sum of $15,000.00 as set out in paragraph 11 hereir
together with Interest thereon as set out in paragraph 14 herein
{i) Interest; and
(W) Further other relief the Court thinks Just; and
(IV) Costa.
Dated this 14" day of Ferary, A.D., 2008
... .i. .
TAs il was issued by JIIALSBURY CHAMBERS whole address for sertc Is
Matbelrym Commnercial Centre. Village Road, North, P. 0. Box CR-56766 Sualte 5I48,
* "' sa ,.Tle BShataMs. Attorney. for the Patlltff.

in inves

AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) It's a
scary time for Americans to
take their money outside the
country, not simply because the
weak dollar has made travel
more expensive, but because
the volatility that has plagued
Wall Street for nearly a year
has also touched many invest-
ments abroad.
Stock markets in corners of
Europe are down roughly 15
per cent to 25 per cent for the
year and in parts of Asia, more
than 50 per cent. But pullbacks
do bring opportunity and so,
even with further declines,
investors who take a long-term
view could come out ahead.
Some of the top headline-get-
ters are now drawing attention
for the scope of their pullbacks.
China, with a burgeoning mid-
dle class the size of the entire
US population, still might make
a powerful case for growth but
China region mutual funds were
off 25.4 per cent in the first half
of the year, according to fund
tracker Lipper Inc.

Analysts say the key to
investing abroad is to have a
mix of investments and not put
too much money in any one
Vladimir Milev, an invest-
ment analyst at Metzler/Pay-
den-Financial, looked at Europe
and said investments from
developed markets in Western
Europe and those still develop-
ing in Eastern Europe would
likely work best for many
investors. But investors should
realize, he said, that differences
can be stark even within one
region. Growth seen in Poland
and Russia, for example, is well
ahead of that of markets in
Estonia and Hungary.
Just as in the US, investing
abroad used to be an easier call.
The magic markets that could
juice a portfolio with double-
digit returns are harder to come
by. A more careful approach is
needed now that all markets are
hot simply going up, Milev said.
"Know what you're buying
and why you're buying it," he
The pitfalls of investing in
only one or two countries can


be severe, said Bill Rocco, a
senior analyst at investment
research provider Morningstar
Inc., pointing to pullbacks in
China and India this year.
"People who overinvested in
those have had a very rough
eight months," he said. "It's a
reminder that there's no per-
fect market. Everything goes up
and down." ,
Rocco thinks fundamentally
that it's wise for investors to put
money outside the US because
of all the opportunity.
"There are lot of great com-
panies out there," he said. "You
want exposure to them and the
way to do that is through inter-
national funds."
But Rocco also noted that
investing abroad isn't an easy
way to dodge the troubles at
"You shouldn't expect your
foreign funds to be in the black
when your domestic ones are
in the red," he said, but added,
"over time, I think you'll get
some diversification value."
He suggested that investors
looking to build their foreign
holdings look for a fund of for-

eign large capitalization stocks.
While most companies will
come from developed markets,
foreign large cap funds often
draw about 10 per cent of their
holdings from emerging mar-*
And balancing international
investments doesn't simply
mean hopscotching from one
country to the other just as
you shouldn't bounce from one
US stock or sector to another.
"You want to be conscious of
your geographic diversification
but also your sector and style
diversification," he said.
Eric Thaller, portfolio man-
ager of the Schwab Interna-
tional Core Equity Fund, said
investors are too often focused
on short-term moves of mar-
kets, again, just as they can be
when looking at US markets.
He recommends adding fixed
amounts to overseas holdings
at regular intervals, an investing
technique known as dollar-cost
averaging that helps avoid the
emotion of daily ups and downs
in the markets.
And, even with the volatility
around the globe, they should-
n't be shy about venturing over-
seas right now.
"I do think it's a good time to
start beginning to put money in
the market. Is there the poten-
tial that we could see some fur-
ther losses? Absolutely," he
said. "Over a longer-term hori-
zon, I think investors would be
well-served by investing in what
appears to be a bear market."



$224m on


Associated Press Writer

(AP) Florida will pay $224
million to Berkshire Hathaway
Inc. for a guarantee that the
state can borrow up to $4 billion
if necessary to help cover future
losses by its emergency hurri-
cane insurance fund.
Governor Charlie Crist and
Chief Financial Officer Alex
Sink reluctantly voted to
approve the deal Tuesday. The
State Board of Administration's
third member, Attorney Gen-
eral Bill McCollum, voted no.
"It is a $224 million opportu-
nity for Berkshire Hathaway to
make money on us," McCollum
said. "I just don't think it's a
good deal for the state."
That's because there's only a
three to four per cent chance
the state will ever need the
money, he said. McCollum said
he also thought the federal gov-
ernment would give the state
low interest loans and other
help if disaster should strike.
The agreement with Berk-
shire Hathaway, the conglom-
erate headed by billionaire
investor Warren Buffett, will
allow the emergency borrowing
by Florida Hurricane Catastro-
phe Fund, which provides back-
stop coverage for insurance
State officials were worried
that without the guarantee,
which would kick in if losses
exceed $25 billion, the fund
might be unable to borrow such
large sums due to the tight cred-
it market.
Sink said she also once ques-
tioned the wisdom of the deal
but was swayed by the state's
recent efforts to float a smaller
bond issue to cover 2005 storm
"We had an enormous
amount of difficulty in placing
that $625 million this summer
at a pretty pricey rate," Sink
"I guess that just gave me a
great deal of pause."
Crist also said he'd like to
spend the money on other
things such as school teachers,
but that the deal would help
him sleep better.
"The kind of things that keep
you awake at night as a gover-
nor are what might come to our
state and the risks that may

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Associated Press Writer
An executive at a sugar com-
pany faulted for a deadly refin-
ery accident in February said
he found such "shocking" and
"disgraceful" conditions at the
Georgia plant last year that he
warned his superiors that a fatal
disaster was likely.
But Imperial Sugar Co. exec-
utives responded that he was
being overzealous and told him
to back off, he said. A month
later, an explosion ripped
through the plant in Port Went-
worth, Ga., killing 13 workers
and injuring dozens more.
"It was without a doubt the
dirtiest and most dangerous
manufacturing plant I had ever
come to," said Graham H Gra-
ham, who toured the facility
shortly after being hired in
November as Imperial's vice
president of operations. "I stat-
ed that I believed a fatal disaster
would befall the refinery if a
fundamental change in the way
the plant was operated did not
take place."
Graham's comments came at
a hearing before the Senate
Health, Education, Labour and

Pensions subcommittee on
workplace safety, which is
reviewing the accident to deter-
mine if tighter regulations are
needed to protect workers from
combustible dust hazards.
Investigators say the explo-
sion was fueled by excessive
accumulations of dust that was
probably ignited when a large
bucket used to haul sugar in a
silo elevator broke loose and
struck the metal siding, causing
a spark.
Last week, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administra-
tion proposed nearly $9 million
in fines against Imperial for
what it said were willful and
egregious safety violations. If
sustained, the fines would be
the agency's third-highest on
OSHA says criminal charges
are also possible.
Imperial, based in Sugar
Land, Texas, is contesting the
citations. CEO John Sheptor
declined to appear at Tuesday's
hearing but issued a written
statement defending the com-
pany's safety record. The com-
pany also released e-mails
showing that Graham reported
progress after his initial evalua-
tion, saying in one January e-

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RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #187,
Twynam Heights Subdivision situated in the Eastern District
on the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single
Family Residence consisting of 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms.
Property Size 8,000 sq ft
Building Size: 2,688 sq ft
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.
0. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 1148".
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,
Friday 8th August, 2008.



RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot duplex off
Rocky Pine Road situated in Western District on the Island of
New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a duplex apartment consisting
of 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath.
Property Size 4,875 sq ft
Building Size: 1,716 sq.ft
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.
0. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 1363".
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,
Friday 08th August, 2008.

mail, for example, that workers
had made "enormous improve-
In an interview Monday,
Sheptor said Graham has
"exaggerated numerous things
regularly about our facilities".
and suggested that Graham was
trying to protect himself from
being blamed for the accident.
Graham said Tuesday he was
hired to oversee general opera-
tions and he intervened with
safety warnings even though he
is not the top safety officer.
He told lawmakers that the
Georgia refinery the second-
largest in the US was littered
with debris and sugar dust.
Electrical equipment had miss-
ing safety covers, and motors
and controls were encrusted
with sugar, he said. Fire protec-
tion gear was "sheathed in dust
so thick it was impossible to
determine if it was operable,"
he said, and employees said
they could not remember the
last time they participated in
fire drills.
Graham said he found similar
conditions at an Imperial refin-
ery in Gramercy, La., which was
also cited in OSHA's investiga-
He acknowledged that con-
ditions improved after his ini-
tial reports, including the imme-
diate firing of the Georgia plant
manager. But he said he warned


superiors that the job was not
Democrats say the blast -
the latest in a series of fatal dust
accidents in recent years -
highlights the need for new fed-
eral safety regulations. The
House passed legislation in
April that would force OSHA
to adopt new standards specifi-
cally targeting dust.
But OSHA head Edwin
Foulke told the panel that the
Imperial findings bolster the
Bush administration's position
that regulations aren't neces-
sarily the cure. Although
OSHA has not ruled out a new
standard, he said, the investiga-
tion shows that existing regula-
tions are broad enough to cover
dust hazards.
"It shows ... that the system
works," he said. "It wouldn't
have mattered if we had a com-
bustible dust standard. This
accident would have hap-
Independent safety experts
disagreed, arguing that the gen-
eral violations that OSHA cited
- such as for poor maintenance
- do not provide enough guid-
ance to address the specific haz-
ards posed by dust and that
employees don't understand the
severity of the threat.
John Bresland,.chairman of
the US Chemical Safety Board,
said the Georgia accident could


RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #723,
Pinewood Gardens situated in the Western District on the Island
of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is Single Family consisting
of 3 bedrooms, 2 Bathroom.
Property Size 5,000 sq ft
Building Size: 1,064 sq ft
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.
0. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 0975".
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,
Friday 8th August, 2008.



RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No.4, Blk#1 1,
Miller's Heights Subdivision situated in Southern District on
the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single
Family Residence consisting of 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom with
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment.
Property Size 7,500 sq ft
Building Size: 1,390 sq.ft
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.
0. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 2477".
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,
Friday 08th August, 2008.


have been prevented with stiffer
In a 2006 study, Bresland's
agency found that 281 industri-
al dust fires and explosions
between 1980 and 2005 caused
119 deaths and more than 718
Since the study, he said, 82
additional dust accidents have
"OSHA has failed to respond
proactively," said subcommit-
tee Chairwoman Patty Murray,
D-Wash. "These poeties come
far too late for the 1 workers
who died."

Sugar executives 'warned'



RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot I situate off
Jean Street situated in the Eastern District on the Island of New
Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single Family Residence
consisting of (3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms.
Property Size 6,161 sq ft
Building Size: 1,136 sq.ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.
0. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 2901".
All offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 p.m.,
Friday 8th August, 2008.



RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #53 Lower
Bogue, situated on one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is Vacant Land.

Property Size 10,782 sq ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre,
P. 0. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender
8014". All offers must be received by the close of business
4:00 p.m., Friday 08th, August, 2008.



RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot southside
of Joe Farrington Road situated in Eastern District on the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is Vacant
Property Size 6,000 sq ft
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre,
P. O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender
2813". All offers must be received by the close of business
4:00 p.m., Friday 08th August, 2008.



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May home

prices drop by

record 15.8%

prices tumbled by the steepest
rate ever in May, according to a
closely watched housing index
released Tuesday, as the hous-
ing slump deepened nationwide.
The Standard & Poor's/Case-
Shiller 20-city index dropped by
15.8 per cent in May compared
with a year ago, a record decline
since its inception in 2000. The
10-city index plunged 16.9 per
cent, its biggest decline in its
21-year history.
No city in the Case-Shiller 20-
city index saw price gains in
May, the second straight month
that's happened.
The monthly indices have not
recorded an overall home price
increase in any month since
August 2006.






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NOTICE is hereby given that ALEXANDIA INNOCENT
AB-20291, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 24TH day of JULY 2008 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




COLE late of Lyford Cay in the
Western District of the Island
of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having claim or demand against the above
Estate are required to send the same duly

certified in writing to the Undersigned on or
before the 15th August, 2008, after which

date the Executor will proceed to distribute
the"assets having regard only to the claims of

which he shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are
requested to make full settlement on or before
the date hereinbefore mentioned.

Ocean Centre
Montagu Foreshore
East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3247
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Executor

Democrats demand

the resignation of

environmental chief

Associated Press Writer

Four Democratic senators
called Tuesday tor Stephen
Johnson to resign as adminis-
trator of the Environmental
Protection Agency and asked
Attorney General Michael
Mukasey to begin an investiga-
tion into whether he lied in tes-
timony to a Senate committee.
The senators, all members of
the Environment and Public
Works Committee, said John-
son the first career scientist
to head the agency had
repeatedly succumbed to polit-

ical pressure on decisions vital
to protecting health and the
In a letter the senators sent to
Mukasey on Tuesday, they also
allege that Johnson made false
statements before the commit-
tee in January when he said
that he alone had decided Cal-
ifornia should not regulate the
gases blamed for global warm-
ing from motor vehicles.
A former top EPA official
told the committee earlier this
.month that the administrator
initially decided to grant a par-
tial waiver to the state, but lat-
er changed his mind under
pressure from the White

The Public is hereby advised that 1, SHENEAK BRENET BRICE
of Stapledon Gardens, P.O. Box CB-11377, Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my name to SHENEQUE BRENETTE
BRICE. If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.



Notice is hereby given that all persons
having any claims or demands against the
above-named Estate are requested to send
the same duly certified to the undersigned
on or before the 21st day of August, A.D.

And Notice is hereby also given that at the
expiration of the time above-mentioned the
assets.of the deceased will be distributed
among the persons entitled thereto having
regard only to the claims of which the
Executor shall then have had notice.


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"We have lost all confidence
in Stephen Johnson's ability to
carry out EPA's mission under
the law," Environment Com-
mittee Chairwoman Barbara
Boxer, D-Calif., told reporters.
Boxer was joined by Sen.
Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen.
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.,
and Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-
N.J., in calling for Johnson's
resignation. They said Johnson
should step down because he
has ignored the advice of the
agency's own scientists on the
regulation of numerous air pol-
lutants and stonewalled con-
gressional oversight.
"Administrator Stephen
Johnson is a failure," said
Whitehouse. It would be "a dis-
grace to allow this administra-
tor to slink off stage with the
rest of the administration."
The four Democrats signed
the letter to Mukasey.

Jonathan Shradar, Johnson's
press secretary, said Tuesday
that the administrator would
"continue to lead this agency
undistracted by the Boxer and
Whitehouse show."
Responding to the allegations
that Johnson made misleading
statements, Shradar said: "He
had a lot of input from a lot of
different people. No he was not
lying. Did the White House
give input, I would imagine it
did. But the decision was his
and he made it alone."
Earlier this year, the Sierra
Club and Friends of the Earth,
both environmental advocacy
groups, pressed Johnson to step
Oklahoma Sen. James
Inhofe, the environment com-
mittee's top Republican, issued
a brief rebuttal Tuesday, say-
ing, "This is simply more elec-
tion year politicking. Nothing
more need be said."

Nassau Airport
Development Company

1 I5 )&.S .i'. -

Insurance Brokerage Services &
Quotation On Insurance Requirements

N !';k. portt Devetopment Company Limited invites Tenders for providing
Insurance brokerage services and quotation on insurance requirements at
The Lynden Pindling international Airport

In keeping with NAs objectives, proponents:

Must be a holder of a current Business License
Must demonstrate the ability to fulfill the requirements set out by
NAD's official Request for Proposal (RFP)
Must show a sound track record of quality performance and
customer satsftacion
Must show the ability to maintain the contract

RFPs may be collected from NAD's corporate office in Terminal I at the
Lynden Pinding International Airport between the hours of 10:00am to 4pm
commencing August 5th, 2008.

Tre deadline for ubrrNssron i,
Monday. August 18th. 2008 at 3:00 pm
Teephone (24213177-Y209

4" .-...
100 0000


Counsel & Attorneys-At-Law


Lennox Paton is seeking an enthusiastic and
dynamic Administrative Assistant for our
Corporate Litigation Department.

* A minimum of two years experience in a similar
* Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook &
* Good working knowledge of general office
procedures and database management

* Must be conscientious, thorough and organized
* Must meet deadlines
* Must have good client liaison skills
* Require minimum supervision

Interested persons must submit a cover letter and
current resume no later than August 15h., 2008 to:



Human Resources Manager
Lennox Paton
P.O. Box N-4875
Nassau, Bahamas

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private research group says
that Americans remain the
most pessimistic about the
economy since the tail end
of the last prolonged reces-
sion 16 years ago.
But economists warn that
the slight uptick, which
reverses a six-month slide
since January, is likely to be
only temporary and doesn't
signal the beginning of a ral-
The Conference Board
said Tuesday that its Con-
sumer Confidence Index
stands at 51.9 for'July -
about half of what it was a
year ago and still the lowest
since the index registered
54.6 in October 1992, when
the economy was coming
out of a recession.
But the reading was
slightly higher than the
revised 51.0 level for June
and a bit better than the 50
economists expected. Still,
economists were cautious.

US Steel 2Q

profit more.

than doubles

United States Steel Corpora-
tion said Tuesday that its sec-
ond-quarter profit more than
doubled and it expects contin-
ued robust growth in the third
quarter because of surging
demand and higher prices.
The Pittsburgh-based steel
producer also raised its quar-
terly dividend 20 per cent, and
the company's shares shot up
more than 14 per cent. ...
Substantial price increases
across US Steel's three busi-
ness segments flat-rolled,
European operations and tubu-
lar outpaced increases in the
cost of raw materials, the com-
pany said.
Shipments also reached
record levels, with mills oper-
ating at high output rates in
North America and Europe.

Oil its seven-

week low on

demand worries,

dollar gain

prices tumbled more than $2 a
barrel Tuesday, finishing at
their lowest level in seven
weeks as a stronger dollar and
beliefs that record prices are
eroding the world's thirst for
energy sparked another dra-
matic sell-off.
The drop which surpassed
$4 a barrel at one point during
the day was a throwback to
oil's nosedive over the past two
weeks and outweighed supply
concerns touched off by a mil-
itant attack Monday on two
Nigerian crude pipelines. It was
oil's seventh decline in the last
10 sessions.
Light, sweet crude for Sep-
tember delivery fell $2.54 to
settle at $122.19 on the New
York Mercantile Exchange. It
was the lowest settlement price
for a front-month contract
since June 10.
Earlier, prices fell to $120.42,
also the lowest level since June
10. Oil has now fallen more
than $25 from its trading high
of $147.27, reached July 11.


For stories behind news,
read Insi/t Mondays

Economic news isn't all bad

AP Business Writer

for a minute let's set aside all
the bad things plaguing the
financial world. Even in these
gloomy times, there's some
good news worth checking out.
The economy is still grow-
ing, though slowly.
Corporate earnings are com-
ing in stronger than expected.
Higher prices aren't showing
up in every last thing we buy.
The credit storm isn't as ter-
rible as it might look.
These factors might not pre-
vent the economy from slip-
ping into a recession or even
fuel big stock gains. They are
more like a glimpse of hope
that things may not be as awful
as they feel.
It may be hard to see much
good in this sea of trouble. The
housing market collapse, the
credit crisis and soaring energy
and food prices are hurting
many consumers and corpora-
All that has taken its t611 on
economic growth, which has
decelerated in the last year. But
remember: US gross domestic
product still remains positive,
and new data expected to be
released on Thursday will like-
ly show a slight gain in second-
quarter growth to a pace of
around two per cent.
That rise may help explain
why corporate earnings haven't
fallen apart. Just weeks ago,
forecasts were for the second-
quarter earnings season be a
complete bust. Stock investors
were selling off shares on
expectations companies would-
n't weather the ugly combina-
tion of soaring costs and cash-
strapped customers.
For some in corporate

America, the reality has been
that bad airlines, financial
firms, toy companies, restau-
rants and more have certainly
limped through their latest
batch of earnings.
But not everyone is in dire
straights. Of the more than 200
companies in the Standard &
Poor's 500 stock index that
have reported quarterly earn-
ings so far, more than 70 per
cent have topped expectations
- well above the historical aver-
age over the last decade of 63
per cent, according to Bespoke
Investment Group.
Naysayers would likely argue
that earnings estimates had
been beaten down so much
that they were easy to top, but
there is more going on than just
that. Some companies out there
are figuring out how to man-
age this tough environment.
Among them is IBM Corp.,
which saw its second-quarter
profit jump a better-than-
expected 22 per cent. The
Armonk, NY-based technology
company's services division,
which sells to companies look-
ing to cut costs or better man-
age their information technol-
ogy infrastructure, helped fuel
the gains. That business has
held up remarkably well for
IBM despite fears that the eco-
nomic downturn in the US has
pinched off corporate spend-
Also surprising: The infla-
tion picture so far this summer
isn't as troublesome as the
soaring food and fuel costs
might lead one to believe.
So far, many companies
aren't passing along their
increased costs to consumers.
They recognize that the finan-
cially strained public which
is already contending with $4 a
gallon for gas and for milk -

NOTICE is hereby given that YVON EUGENE
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
31ST day of JULY 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,




Invitation For Tenders

The Government of The Bahamas is inviting tenders for
the following Contracted Services for the Department of
Environmental Health Services.

1. Operation and Maintenance of the San Salvador Sanitary

Interested parties may obtain further information, including
eligibility to participate and may collect the bidding
document upon payment of a non-refundable fee of
$100.00, as of Monday, July 14th, 2008. From:

The Department of Environmental Health Services
Farrington Road
Nassau, The Bahamas
Department of Environmental Health Services
San Salvador,
The Bahamas

Telephone No: (242) 322-8037, Facsimile No: (242) 322-
8073. Between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday
to Friday.

The method of payment will be certified cheque of cash.
Tenders are to be submitted in triplicate (3) in a sealed
envelope(s) addressed to:

The Tenders Board
c/o The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance
Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre
P.O. Box N-3017
Nassau, N.P.,
The Bahamas

No later than 4:30pm on the 18th day of August 2008.

Tenders will be opened at 10:00am on the 19th August,
2008 at the office of the Tenders Board, Ministry of

The Government reserves the right to reject any or all

will balk at paying more for
everything else.
For evidence, compare the
consumer price index's head-
line number, which includes
food and fuel, to the core num-
ber, which strips it out. The
headline number in June rose
1.1 per cent; the core rose 0.3
per cent. The spread between
the two which works out to
0.8 percentage point is rarely
so big. It has happened less
than one per cent of the time in
the last 48 years, according to
research by Merrill Lynch.
"Inflation is all the rage even
through it remains a two-trick
pony between food and fuels,"
said Merrill Lynch chief North
American economist David
Rosenberg. "The story beneath
the story is that there remains,
seven years into this commod-
ity explosion, an unbelievable
lack of pass-through into the

New Providence
1. Vacant lot #1038
(6,000sq. ft.)-Garden

3. Lot #4B, Blk #l1
(50'xl00') with two
storey 4 units building
west of Family St off
Solider Rd (Appraised
Value $238,000.00)
4. Vacant lot #147
(10,557sq. ft.)-
Munnings Dr & Roy
West Lane Southern
Heights (Appraised
Value $90,000.00)
5. Lots #3 & #4
(50'xil00'), Blk #47
w/duplex & shop .
(1,532sq. ft.)-Forbes St
Nassau Village
(Appraised Value
6. Lots #29 & #30,
(50'xl00'),Blk #47
w/building (1,140sq.
ft.)-Matthew St, Nassau
Village (Appraised
Value $86,820.00)
7. Lots #5 & #6
(150'xl00') w/hse--
Silver Palm Ln Imperial
Park (Appraised Value
8. Lot #119 (22, 500sq.
ft.) w/complex (3,440sq.
ft.)-Sir Henry Morgan
Dr Andros Beach
Colony Sub Nicholls's
Town Andros
(Appraised Value
9. Beach front lot
(9,000sq. ft.)
w/building (2,100sq.
ft.) Pinders Mangrove
Cay Andros
(Appraised Value
10. Property (4,344sq. ft.)
w/duplex (l.174sq. ft.)-
Fresh Creek Central
Andros (Appraised
Value $96,640.00)
11. Vacant property
150'xi50' in the
settlement of
Pinders, Mangrove
Cay South Andros
(Appraised Value
Grand Bahama
12. Vacant Lot #8 Blk #12
Unit #3 (11,250sq,

rest of the pricing system."
It will be important to watch
in the months ahead whether
that begins to change and com-
panies can no longer swallow
the price increases from their
suppliers and have to pass them
onto their customers.
While inflation has been a
big concern, there are also
mounting fears about credit
conditions. Among the worries
is whether there will be a surge
in bankruptcies, as business
and consumers struggle to pay
off their loans.
The good news is that the
default rates in commercial
loans and credit cards, while
up, remain within historical
norms. Lord Abbett senior
economist and market strate-
gist Milton Ezrati notes that
default rates on commercial
and industrial loans were 0.69
per cent in the three months

ended in March, well below the
1.2 per cent rate in 2003 when
the economy grew at an annu-
al pace of more than four per
cent. Credit card defaults trend
around 4.7 per cent compared
with six per cent five years ago.
Another concern is whether
businesses are struggling to
borrow money to finance their
operations. Recent data from
the National Federation of
Independent Business found
that many of its members, who
are small business owners, say
that they've been able to get
the loans they need, so far.
Those loans help expand busi-
nesses that create jobs.
Yes, the economy has a slew
of problems. Yes, we may yet
have a recession. Sure, the
nation's budget deficit may be
heading toward a record. But
there are still some reasons to
see the glass half-full.

Cable Beach, West Bay Street,
P.O.Box N-3034
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel:(242) 327-5780/327-5793-6
Fax:(242) 327-5047, 327-1258

Hills #3. (Appraised
Value $35,000.00)
2. Lot #338 (60'x97.24').
w/hse (l,735sq. ft.)-
ft.)-Henny Ave Derby
Sub Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
13. Vacant I11,250sq.ft. lot
#19, Blk #22, Unit 5--
Lincoln Green Sub
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
14. Lot #15, Blk #15 Unit
#3 (90'xl25')-Derby
Sub Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
.$23,000.00) .
15. Vacant lot #25, Bk
#15 (17,866sq. ft.)-
Cutwater Ln Shannon
Country Club Sub
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
16. Vacant lot #110
Section #1 (12,500sq.
ft.)-Bonefish St &
Polaris Dr, Carvel
Beach Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
17. Lot #59 (1.7,276sq. ft.)
Section #1 with an
incomplete fourplex-
Amberjack St &
Polaris Dr Carvel
Beach Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
18. Lot #2 (20,000sq. ft.)
w,/build ing complex &
coin Laundromat-
Queens Highway
Holmes Rock
Commonage Grand
Bahama (Appraised
Value $178,600.00)
19. Vacant lot #5, Blk #31,
Section B-Royal
Bahamian Estate Sub
Value $31,000.00)
20. Lot #54 E (6,500sq.
ft.) W/triplex
foundation (2.788sq.
ft.)-Murphy Town
Abaco (Appraised
Value $24,896.00)
21. Lot #6 Vacant 2 acres-
FoxTown Abaco

34' Offshore Vessel (1990) Der Berry's
29' (1983) Vessel (Lady Rece)
45'(1992) Defender Vessel (Liminos)
48' North Carolina Hull (1989)
52' Halters Fiber Glass Vessel (1979) MV Buddy
39' (1985) Defender Vessel (Future C)
51' Defender Vessel (1981) Equility
80' Custom Steel Hull Vessel (Lady Kristy)
120' Twin Screw Steel Hull Vessel (1978) with
(2) Detroit Diesel V16-92 engine, fully loaded

122' Single Scre;' Steel Hull (I960) MV Lisa J 111,
vessel has a new engine requiring installation. And
can be view at Bradtbrd \airine. Grand Bahama

Arawak Ave Pyfrom's
Addition (Appraised
Value $132,000.00)

(Appraised Value
22. Lot #51 (15,000sq.ft.)
Town Abaco
(Appraised Value
23. Lot#55 (6,900sq. ft.)
Town Abaco
(Appraised Value
24. Lot #45 (60'xl 60')
w/building (3,900sq.
ft.)-Sandy Point Abaco
(Appraised Value
25. Property 31'xll I'
w/house Lord Street in
the settlement of
Taprum Bay Eleuthera.
(Appraised Value
26. Portion of lot #90
w/building (2,611 sq.
flt)-Parliament St,
Cupids Cay Governors
Harbour Eleuthera
(Appraised Value
27. Vacant portion of lot
#7 (50'x110')-West
James Cistern
Eleuthera (Appraised
Value $20,000.00)
Cat Island
28. Property w/twelve
(12) room motel 1.39
acres-In the settlement
of Arthur's Town Cat
Island (Appraised
Value $630,000.00)
29. Lot #43 (90'xl 00')
St, Matthew Town
Ingaua (Appraised
Value $120,000.00)
30. Lot #8 vacant
(I 0,000sq. ft.)-Moss
Town Exuma
(Appraised Value

(1) 03 Dodge Caravan
(1) 96 Ford Explorer
(1) 97 Dodge Stratus
(1) 01 Hyundai H-1 00 Bus
(1) 01 Kia Bus 12 Seater
(1) 00 Ford Ranger Truck
(1) 03 Toyota Coaster Bus
(1) 89 Chevy Caprice Hearse
(1) 00 Toyota Coaster Bus
(1) 03 Toyota Coaster Bus

(1) 02 Kitchen Van Trailer

The public is invited to submit Sealed bids marked "Tender" to Bahamas Development Bank, P.O. Box N-
3034, Nassau, Bahamas attention Financial Controller, faxed bids will not be accepted or telephone 327-
5780 for additional information. Please note that all bids on the aforementioned properties and assets
should be received by or on August 2, 2008. The Bahamas Development Bank reserves the right to reject
any or all offers. All assets are sold as is.

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Bahamas franchise not hit by

Bennigan's bankruptcy filing

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THE Benningan's restaurant
franchise in the Bahamas will
not be affected by its parent
company's decision to file for
Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the
United States, Tribune Business
was told Tuesday.
Ronnie Miller, general man-
ager of the restaurant,' which
opened earlier this year at the-
Mall at Marathon, said: "We
will not be affected because we
are a franchise owned by locals
here, so everything is good. We
will be fine. It will have

absolutely no affect on us."
Ms Miller has been employed
with the Bennigan's chain for
the past 16 years.
According to the Associated
Press, restaurant chains Benni-
gan's and Steak & Ale have
filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy
protection, and stores owned
by their parent company will
shut their doors.
The companies, owned by
privately-held Metromedia
Restaurant Group, of Plano,
Texas, filed for bankruptcy pro-

tection on Tuesday in the East-
ern District ofcTexas, less than
two months after Metromedia
said it was not preparing to do
Metromedia Restaurant
Group is a part of Metromedia,
owned by billionaire John
Kluge, which has interests in
entertainment, radio stations
and medical equipment.
In a Chapter 7 filing, a com-
pany seeks to liquidate its assets
and shut down.
Locations owned by fran-

chisees were not part of the
bankruptcy filing and will not
be shut down, said Larry Briski,
president of the Bennigan's
Franchise Operator Associa-
"They will be open today,
tomorrow and for months and
years to come," Mr Briski said
of the franchise locations.
He said there were about 160
domestic and international fran-
chise locations, and about 150
company-owned Bennigan's

New chief for Florida Investments Board

Williams is returning to head the agency
overseeing the investment of about $160
billion in Florida's assets, including the
state pension fund, after spending the last
12 years in the private sector.
The State Board of Administration on
Tuesday agreed to hire Williams for
$325,000 annually plus possible incentive
compensation of up to eight per cent of
his salary to replace interim executive
director Bob Milligan, a former state comp-

Milligan took over following the resig-
nation last year of Colemap Stipanovich
after a run on the state's Local Govern-
ment Investment Pool.
Cities, counties, school boards and oth-
er local entities withdrew millions from
the pool when many of its mortgage-
backed securities were downgraded to junk
Milligan has since led efforts to restore
the pool's integrity.
Williams has beenimanaging director of
Fir Tree Partners, a New York-based

hedge fund, since 1999. He was president of
Schroder Capital Management before
going to Fir Tree.
Governor Charlie Crist. and the other
two board members, Attorney General
Bill McCollum and Chief Financial Office
Alex Sink, unanimously approved
Williar~s' hiring.
Williams was the board's executive direc-
tor from 1991 through 1999. Before that he
the state's assistant comptroller and deputy
chief of staff to then-Govrnor Bob Gra-

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DESPITE the haze from smoke, tourists
stop to take photos of El Capitan, back-
ground left, and the Half Dome, back-
ground right, on Monday, July 28, 2008
in Yosemite, Calif. Smoke has drifted
into Yosemite from the Telegraph fires
in Midpines, Calif. California has been
dogged by wildfire since June, and hot,
dry conditions have turned flare-ups
into prolonged fire fights. While many
earlier blazes were ignited by a massive
lightning storm, the fire outside
Yosemite was sparked by a target

Double-decker tour buses hit


RED-AND-BLUE, double-
decker buses have begun
bouncing down the Cuban cap-
ital's potholed streets on sight-
seeing tours inspired by those
in locales from London to Mex-
ico City, according to the Asso-
ciated Press.
But instead of Piccadilly Cir-
cus or the Eiffel Tower, this ride
lets visitors cruise past crumbling
buildings frozen in the 1950s and
gawk at billboards featuring
Fidel Castro and the likeness of
Ernesto "Che" Guevara that
looms over Revolution Plaza.
Stops include the Havana Hilton
which Castro seized and
renamed the Havana Libre, or
"Free Havana" hotel, when he
took power in 1959 and
Ernest Hemingway's favorite
watering hole, El Floridita.
Fitting on an island plagued
by woeful public transportation,
the tourist fleet features just 12
buses three of them double-
decker. Still, Havana residents
have begun to hop aboard just
to get from place to place, since
the tour buses offer some of the
few direct rides from downtown
to public beaches east of
"It gives you a good overview
of the city," Argentine tourists
Karina and Carlos Oxandabu-
ru said almost in unison aboard
the upper deck of a tour bus on
a recent Saturday.
They were looking forward
to touring Revolution Plaza, a
sprawling, square of concrete
where Fidel Castro and his
brother Raul have offices. The
towering Guevara sculpture is
affixed to an Interior Ministry
building nearby.
Stenciled with the English
phrase "Hop on! Hop off!," the
tour buses cover 95 miles along
three routes. One leaves the
plaza and heads to the historic
district, stopping at La Floridita
and the nearby Capitolio, a

replica of the U.S. Capitol that's
slightly taller than Washington's
Another route goes down Ihe
beach-front Malecon boulevard,
while the third leaves from Cen-
tral Park and ends at Santa
Maria, a beach east of the city.
All three double-decker bus-
es ply the Malecon. Two were
special orders from China and
the other is on loan from the
beach resort of Varadero, 90
miles east of Havana.
Gretel Gomez, commercial
director for the state-run con-
cern that handles transporta-
tion for tourists, said officials
plan to add more double-deck-
er buses by the end of the year.
More than 2 million visitors
come to Cuba a year, even
though Washington's trade
embargo prohibits American
tourists. Gomez said more than
20,000 people have ridden tour
buses since they began running
May 6.
She said officials first pro-
posed double-decker buses for
Havana in 2002, but tabled the
plan because public transporta-
tion was so spotty that snazzy
tour buses might have insulted
ordinary Cubans.
"We had to wait until trans-
portation got better," she said.
While problems persist, the
government is spending $2 bil-
lion to import 3,000 modern,
accordion-style buses from Chi-
na. That opened the door for
double-decker tours.
Tour bus tickets cost 5 con-
vertible pesos, about $6, and
allow riders to get on and off
at 44 stops. That's a lot of
ground for not a lot of money
so much so that some
Cubans who live east of the city
have begun climbing aboard as
if they were normal buses.
"Every day it's more
Cubans," said tour bus driver
Ernesto Gay.
Still, almost everyone in Cuba
works for the government, and
the average state salary is $19.50
per month, meaning the trip i,;
luxury for many.

Where and

why female


is practised

lion girls and women in 27
African and Middle Eastern
countries have been circum-
cised. The age-old tradition,
also known as female genital
mutilation, is primarily per-
formed on girls ages 4 to 14,
though in some countries it is
done on infants. It involves
removing a girl's clitoris and
sometimes other external gen-
italia, according to the Associ-
ated Press.
FGM is done out of beliefs
that it controls a women's sex-
uality, enhances fertility, ini-
tiates into womanhood or is
required by religion, although
both Muslim and Christian
leaders have spoken out
against it.
FGM is also performed for
hygienic and aesthetic reasons
in some places where genitalia
are believed to be dirty.
Countries where more than
50 percent of girls and women
ages 15 to 49 are circumcised:
Burkina Faso. Djibouti,
Egypt. Eritrea. Ethiopia,
Gambia, Guinea. Mali, Mau-
ritania, Sierra Leone, Soma-
lia and Sudan (north).

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Mon key

from Mars

A Georgia crime lab's

museum oddity

* LAWRENCE, Kansas
A LETTER detailing the
mood after Truman defeated
Dewey that was lost in the
postal system for nearly 60 years
recently turned up in the mail-
box of a Kansas woman, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.
Xan Wedel found the letter,
postmarked Nov. 11, 1948, in
her mailbox Friday. The enve-
lope was stamped with 'Return
to sender" and "Found in sup-
posedly empty mailbox."
The letter was addressed to
a Ruth Willisten in Rockfall,

Conn., but it never reached its
destination. It was sent by
Gertrude Gilmore, who lived at
Wedel's house in 1948.
The letter states, "All
Lawrence is in mourning since
the election," during which Har-
ry S. Truman beat Thomas E.
Dewey for the presidency of the
United States. The election
would have taken place just
days before the letter was post-
Gilmore also talks about her
new Westinghouse electric
refrigerator and the new pastor
at Plymouth Congregational

Wedel said she thinks the
Gilmore family built her home
in 1890 and that Gertrude was
one of their daughters.
"It's impossible to really
know what may or may not
have happened," said Lawrence
Postmaster Judy Raney. "No
matter what, we always take it
and go ahead and send it on."
Wedel said she is preserving
the letter. She photographed the
envelope and four-page letter
and scanned them into her com-
puter. She said she now has
interest in the family who built
the home she's lived in for near-
ly four years.

* 1 DECATUR, Ga.

OTHER museums might
have more or flashier items to
display. But only the mini-
museum of the Georgia
Bureau of Investigation can
boast of possessing such an
other-world oddity as the
monkey from Mars.
The bureau's state crime
lab lobby has its requisite dis-
plays on forensic science,
including an illegal moonshine
,. still and the microscopic fibers
that solved the 1981-82
Atlanta child murders. But
tucked away in a glass cylin-
. '! der are the preserved remains
of a monkey that three
pranksters passed off as an
S'" lien 55 years ago in a UFO
ri, hoax that drew headlines
At the height of UFO hys-
Stria then sweeping the
nation, two young barbers and
S.'a butcher took a dead monkey
in 1953, lopped off its tail and
applied a liberal dose of hair
remover and some green col-
oring to the carcass.
Then they left the primate
on an isolated road north of
/Atlanta in the pre-dawn hours
of July 8, 1953, burning a cir-
cle into the pavement with a
blowtorch before a police offi-
cer came around the curve in
his patrol car.
"If we had been five min-
utes earlier, we would have
caught 'em in the act," said
Sherley Brown, the officer
who happened on the scene.
SThe barbers, Eldward Wat-
\ trs and Tom'Wil._n ahd th,
butchey, Arnold "~L i11', "
Payne, told the poh iceman
they came upon a red, saucer-
;; e'; shaped object in the road that
S'." -light. They said several 2-
oot-tall creatures were scur-
ying about and the trio hit
-*. one with their pickup before
'ihe other creatures jumped
back in the saucer and blasted
:', skyward leaving the high-
way scorched.
S .Brown took down the
: s" strange account and filed a
reportt at police headquarters
before going home.
Soon after his shift ended,
he said, "the phone started
ringing off the hook."
/.: "They had the Air Force
and everybody else trying to
find out about it," said Brown,
since retired in 1985.
Word of the discovery
spread like wildfire.
Just the night before, some
Atlanta area residents had
A reported seeing a large, multi-
Ju\ colored object flying in the

shown on display in the
lobby of the Georgia Bureau
of Investigation Crime Lab
Thursday July 24, 2003. in
Decatur, Ga. The shaved
monkey was part of a 1953
UFO hoax in rural Cobb

"They had the
Air Force and
everybody else
trying to find
out about it."

Officer Sherley Brown


*k\. A.- c .i nruii n \'.iho
\lamlined the corpse said it
looked "-hki oinmhing out of
lus >\,uIld A n ,'.spper put
ouit an -t'll l dra 1in ol the
'Isaucr ht ithe i men described.
But within ho its the mon-
kc\ busine-ss unrajled
Dr Heiman D Jones, the
ti:lundcr and direciol o1 the
GB[ lih. .and Dr .,tion
Hines.. an in.itom\ professor
at Emol) Lilicil), exam-
ined the creature that evening
and proclaimed it to be a
"If it came from Mars, they
have monkeys on Mars,"
Hines was quoted as saying in
an article at the time by The
Associated Press that is set
beside the monkey in the
appointment-only museum.
Where the men got the
monkey is not clear. Watters,
Wilson and Payne eventually
admitted to the hoax and
Watters paid a $40 fine for
obstructing a highway.

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a tense border standoff
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stalled Tuesday as both sides
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1 A composer frequently, we
hear, followed by another
(9) .
8 Latin works set to music
9 Somebody incompetent (7)
10 It's held musically to follow
the wrong tune (6)
11 Girl that is a famous film
star (6)
12 Stayed with us erratically,
coming once a week (8)
15 Marriage, for example,
makes a nice change after
all (8)
18 Five in debt but promis-
ing (6)
20 Cable was twisted in her
grasp (6)
21 Astute amendment about
the first enactment (7)
22 Mackerel bait? (5)
23 Sign-writing? (9)

Across: 1 Tissues, 4 Adorn, 7 Avon,
8 Mercutio, 10 Nitric acid, 12 Consul,
13 Recess, 15 Well behind, 18
Vibrates, 19 Only, 20 Solid, 21
Down: 1 Train, 2 Spotting, 3 Seesaw,
4 Archimedes, 5 Orts, 6 Noodles, 9
Minute hand, 11 Leniency, 12
Cleaves, 14 Elvers, 16 Dryad, 17

2 Growing girl? (5).
3 Pass directions around the
circuit (6)
4 Report the rifle is loaded
5 Poor houses (6)
6 Uniform for
a soldier (7)
7 Many awakening us
with their revels (9)
11 A dispiriting thing to do
13 Its employers
needn't take flight to reveal
distress (8)
14 Runners, but not in the
vegetable garden (7)
16 They don't play principal
parts (6)
17 Flicker of an electric light?
19 Get a letter in time? It's
out of the question (3,2)

Across: 1 Catcall, 4 Sharp, 7 Ugly,
8 Exultant, 10 Brown study, 12
Seesaw, 13 Snooty, 15 For exam-
ple, 18 Rhetoric, 19 Vile, 20 Later,
21 Descent.
Down: 1 Crumb, 2 Talk over, 3
Laxity, 4 Self-denial, 5 Ajar, 6
Potency, 9 In bad odour, 11
Comprise, 12 Several, 14 Behind,
16 Elect, 17 Bent.

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8 Rubbish (5)
9 Except for (7)
10 Saunter (6)
11 Atone for (6)
12 Passive (8)
15 Unfaithful (8)
18 Eventually (2,4)
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of little
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17 Emphasis (6)
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South dealer.
Neither side vulnerable.

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The bidding:
South West North East
SI 1 # Dble 4
5 # Dble
Opening lead queen of hearts.
A declarer is sometimes forced to
improvise when he is faced with a
dangerous situation. Certainly, an
unusual play is not barred merely
because it's unusual.
Take this case where Eddie Kan-
tar, well-known California star, was
declarer in five diamonds doubled
and West led his singleton heart.
Kantar won with dummy's king and
led a low trump to his king.
West elected to duck the king,
planning to win the next trump lead.
Whatever the merits of West's play. it

Sudoku Puzzle

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

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Kakuro Puzzle

Best described as a number crossword, the task in Kakuro is to
fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the sum of
each horizontal block equals the number to its left, and the sum
of each vertical block equals the number on its top. No number
g 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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Vaganian, Neum 2000 Tkachii.v,
33, is the playboy of world chess
and unce described his priorities
as "isa, sangia and sex But
the Kazak. who now lives in
Paris, showed fine form when he
won the 2006 French
championship, and went on to a
career-best result this spring
when he took the European title
at Dresden ahead of more than
180 rival grandmasters. .Here as
White (to move) his pieces seem
far distant from the black king,
but two positive factors are the
potential knight outpost at f6
and lurking tactics on the back
row. There is a key hidden
variation which results in an
unusual checkmate, and
Tkachiev spotted it. Can you do
as well?


Kakuro Answer

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out longer by 1..x064 2 QxcB+ and 3 ex6% "but White
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words in
the main
body of

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 16; very good 24; excellent
31 (or more). Solution tomorrow.
cider circle circled cleric coil
coiled coir colic cried
CROCODILE deli dice dire
docile iced idle idler idol lido
lied oiled oiler oldie olio oriel
oriole recoil relic rice riced
ride riel rile riled roil roiled

failed miserably in the actual deal.
Fully aware of what was going on,
Kantar now shilled gears in an ellbrt
to avoid the impending heart ruT. I Ic
cashed the ace of clubs at trick three,
finessed the jack successfully, then
cashed the king of clubs as East sig-
naled with the nine of spades.
Now came the piece de resistance.
At trick six. Kantar led dummy's
eight of clubs and on it discarded his
queen of spades! West won the club
with the queen and led a spade to
East's king, but Kantar rufled, con-
ceded a trump to West's ace and
eventually wound up making five
diamonds doubled.
Although Kantar lost a club trick
he didn't have to lose, his thoughtful
exchange of a club loser for a spade
loser enabled him to avert a heart ruff'
and so make the contract.
Of course, if West's imagination
had not run wild at trick two, live
diamonds would have gone down
very quickly, and this article would
not have been written. All West had
to do was to take the king of dia-
monds with the ace, shift to a spade
and ruff last's heart return. Very
simple and uncomplicated.
But neither life nor bridge is very
predictable, and \vwe can all leel grate-
I'ul to West !for having proidded us
with the ingredients for a very good

Tomorrow: The worst-case scenario.
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ago were not accurate.
He was at that time the Security Guard stationed at The Nassat
Shop on Bay Street. I would see him, a tall, mulatto gentleman.
with genial eyes as I passed on my way to and from work quotidian
At first he appeared to be unfriendly, withdrawn, aloof, an introvert
but in due course we became acquaintances and ultimately gooc
friends and I realized how affable and amiable he was, just the
opposite to my original opinion of him. ./
Through confabulating, we both learned that our ancestral roots
were deeply planted in Long Island.
He knew my mother's kinfolk, the Lopez Family of Benzie Hill. .
Long Island and the Lopezes knew the Ritchies of Buckleys
Settlement very well.
As we became personal friends I began to realize that Mr. Ritchie
was a unique person of sterling qualities, who cherished his friends
and treasured their friendships. I was impressed by his devotion to
friendship. He was truly a "fidus achetes". He abhorred the idea of
taking friends for granted and regarding friendships lightly. He
deprecated two-faced, double tongued people. He was loyal to
friends, and despised disloyalty with a passion. He believed that a
friend should stick closer than a brother.
Mr. Ritchie and I were personal friends,.and over the past 20
years he was part of every major decision in my life my marriage,
the birth and christening of my son, the relationship with my family 12th August, 1936. This marital un
members, the death of close relatives, purchase of property and the namely Maxine, Vernice, Jane
construction of my house, to highlight a few examples. He was with Audley was christened at St. Johr
me all the way. Our friendship was based on the mutual respect and located directly opposite his fami]
high esteem we held for each other. Anglican, and appreciated the tradil
He sought my opinion and advice on many decisions he faced. by the Anglican Church of his bo
H He also shared with me his vision and plans for his future. He was adult years. But he also appreciated I
a confidant with whom I could discuss the challenges of marriage, form of worship so common in th
the joys and disappointments of fatherhood. We discussed dreams It is note-worthy to mention that
for our children, our concerns about our beloved country, our fears and prominent residents of Long I:
about the depressed global economy and the hope for a better world guidance in many areas of life to
some day. than a Century.
On his last birthday (March 29th this year), I telephoned him as Over the last 138 years the Ri
is my annual custom, to wish him a "Happy Birthday" and many community with stellar performance
happy returns of the day. He thanked me and indicated that on his Peace, School Teacher, Marriage Of
64th birthday next year, he had intended to retire from full time Shop Keepers, District Post Master
work (7 nights a week) and should his health permit, he would work of Births and Deaths and simply as
2 or 3 nights a week only. beings. In fact, it was Virginius Ro
But I did not know Mr. Ritchie only on a personal level. I also Ritchie Clan in Long Island who
knew him in a professional capacity, and our close friendship never grandfather, Charles William
crossed the professional line. Business was business, a principle I Virginius Robert Ritchie also
greatly admired about him. greatgrandparents, Cornelius Lew
More than 10 years ago he came to my office to execute his Last Knowles on 20th May, 1891 at
Will and Testament in the presence of Attorney Oswald Isaacs and This was the sort of highly liter:
myself as witnesses. environment into which Audley wa
Following the death of his father, the late Captain Ralph Ritchie, bred, and was nurtured in the fear
in the year 2000 my office was selected by the family to represent the tenets of the Anglican Faith.
them and handle the Estate. It was legally necessary to construct a He grew up under the protect
family tree, in order to determine the rightful heir. parents and Paternal Grandparents,
The results were quite interesting, because unlike most of the and Lillian WellsRitchie. He had
families of Long Island, who settled there after the American Grandma Lillie who owned a donk
Independence in 1776 as Loyalist Refugees, the Ritchies started in farm daily. She died in 1967, the
Long Island with Nassauvian Virginius Robert Ritchie of Virginia the Bahamas and the same year At
Street, who married Mary Priscilla Turnquest of Cartwright at The Gospel Chapel i
Deadman's Cay, Long Island on 24th June, 1874. Evangelist Cecil Simms as the offi
Vir' .riu R.:.heiT R,i.:hie jrd M ar, Pri.-~il., ".id pi,...- I : t-e an irradian
e. Ritchie had r, Childrei, TIhei( hid .,id .j "jr Buid ., t:. ',hi,, I kd i his teacher:
Augb-.uN SuLnile) P.ichic t .i-1 1ili DRxemhrJ. ild il.i. .c i C-rinio'n Entranc
1580 He inar.,.d LitlJ i\\e-ll-..n I ''l Il.uiujr 6.. 'rrnm>,i Hieli S htio.ol", which
196ii, a n,1, tcuniiC" Ith p.reril, ...I R.Irpl, ji. jn, J .. ..udkd Government S
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4 4 h fhi- tu i ie B jtiu. i 1c | in 1 i4 hi ,ild- A Ir- ; r i d -i- hi. 2 year course
Hir nh i nrrtd R,_fi al Bi.ir.-he Scr '.,I l cad.l-, ih hl'; sitting 5 'O
M.|:or ..,l Bumo-. Harb..ur, Bahiam. [najchcr ,,llege for athi
", S ,uth Enid. L.,:,r -I .,',,h h .1.-. grjmned a Teache
-X -'I ljrid at ."I Ihe Urin'.scri\ ol Ithe West Indies.
SJ h n, Foll... in hn, cerniticafion as a
A ri r n hir ri c.. career iih great enthi
S Church 'on dui\ ., he did ,inth every sut
After 5 ,ears in ihe Classroom a
-.^. 'naute Long Island,

CHIE *1945-2008

ion was blessed with 6 children
et, Audley, Faye and Arlene.
i's Anglican Church in Buckleys,
ly's homestead. He grew up an
tional form of worship practised
y-hood, adolescent and young
the more vibrant, fiery, vivacious
te modem Episcopal churches.
the Ritchies were well-respected
island, providing leadership and
fellow Long Islanders for more

tchies have served their island
e in positions such as Justice of
ficer, Legal Advisers, Counselors
, Island Administrator, Registrar
morally decent, Christian human
ibert Ritchie, the founder of the
nade the Will of my great-great
Lopez on 30th July, 1904.
performed the wedding of my
is Lopez and Clotilda Arabella
Deadman's Cay, Long Island.
ate, disciplined, and responsible
s born on 29th March, 1945, and
and admonition of the Lord and

ve love and tender care of his
Augustus "Papa Gussie" Ritchie
particularly fond memories of
ey, which she used to ride to her
historic year of majority rule in
idley Ritchie married La-Gloria
n Cartwrights, Long Island with
it pupil at the All Age School in
r recommending him to prepare
e Examination to enter "The
he teenager successfully passed,
scholarship to attend the highly
hool in the Bahamas, from 1962

of study at "Government High
I' Level Exams, he entered The
ree year course, at the conclusion
r's Certificate, duly endorsed by

Trained Teacher, he embarked
usiasm, vigoroso and a sense of
)sequent occupation he had.
is a Public School Teacher in his
my friend entered the Airline
Industry as a Ticket Agent
with Delta, and later with
Airport Dispatchers in the

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'i' h ihjI S. ciunri, FirnL iniil he v. j- termed d
.r1d .iccepied a i inllai p'ii ,iih P ciei Bank. .
' hii.h hc he Id qu.ie jdlrjadnr bl\ u1ri ul the lime
he 'i"-c i -ic Iri.)ipJ.lcit d ih-l't.u h illr,~c v.hit h
-jall hinm in Ma. I4 tI hi- \c 3r rendering, him

M', trieni j '.er\ proud io he ari Empklolee .I
Picter Bank jnd Tril headed b\ Ja i'.c member
Execultive team comprns.d ot Jan MaziJlanick Semnior
Vice President ol Finarnc., Mrili Cambridge (Senrior
Vice President Adimiistation), Shawn Forbes (Semur
Vice President Overseas Division); Pierre Colle (Senior
Vice President Asset Management) and Lawrence Glinton
(Senior Vice President Logistics). He was also proud of
the fact that Pictet was voted number one in The Bahamas and in
the entire Caribbean for providing private banking services.
On several occasions I was, perforce, constrained to contact my
friend for assistance apropos the ownership of property at Long
Island, or to seek help anent a particular family's claim to land in
dispute. More than once he obliged me in swearing an Affidavit to
establish a fact, or to correct an error.
My friend proved to be extremely helpful to me with my work
as a Legal Researcher. I shall miss him indubitably.
For the last 30 years of his life he worked in areas that were not
so demanding cerebrally. Nevertheless, he kept himself au courant
by reading. He read avidly novels, poetry, history and of course
every news paper published locally, especially "The Punch". Two
of his favorite authors were Arthur Hailey and John Grisham, the
works of whom he consumed voraciously, in some cases twice.
Mr. Ritchie was not a perfect man as no mortal is. He had his
short comings like all of us. However, he always acknowledged his
faults and failures with deep contrition. He made mistakes, but
refused to die in them. He made a conscious and genuine effort to
seek forgiveness, and I do verily believe that he has found forgiveness
and peace at last. George Bernard Shaw, the Great Irish Playwright
once said "A life lived making mistakes is far more useful to
humanity than a life that makes no effort."
I have lost a good, true and loyal friend.
As Mark Antony declared at the funeral of his friend, Julius
Caesar I now likewise declare:- "Friends, Romans, countrymen,
lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The
evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their
bones; So let it be with Caesar. He was my friend, faithful and just
to me; You all did love him once not without cause; What cause
withholds you then to mourn for him? Bear with me; My heart is
in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back
to me."
As with many of us here today -- Barbara, Floyd McKenzie,
Cathy Key, Noreen Major, Ecklie and many others too numerous
to mention, "our hearts are in the coffin there with Audley, and will
remain there until we meet again."
.My friend has left in his Last Will a bequest to each of you in
the form of a message. it reads thus:

"Don't start the day with doubts and fears,
For where God lives, faith will appear
Love won't grow in a gloomy heart,
Where sorrows live and teardrops start.
Don't give up before you've begun,
You still have time to
get things done.
Don't waste time God's given you;
Let him be praised in all you do.
Don't be a quitter; you're not alone,
We all must crawl before we're grown.
There are no rainbows without the rain;
There are no victories without pain.
Don't let God down and run away,
You can't go back to yesterday ...
Don't start the day with doubts and fears,
For where God lives, faith will appear"
Rest in Peace, faithfid friend.

By: George Livingstone Lopez Heastie

_ __

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


of Ranfurly Drive, Coral Harbour
will held 11:00 a.m. Saturday,
August 2nd, 2008 at St. Margaret
Anglican Church, Kemp Road.
Officiating will be Revd. Fr.
Angela Palacious. Interment will
be made Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen & Spikenard Road.

Cherished memory are held by his mother, Caroline Pratt;.
his father, Samuel Nesbitt; one son, Michael; one daughter,
Felicia; one grand-son, Michael Jr.; sisters, Joanna and
Willisey Brown, Ann and Ann Marie; brothers, Frederick
Hortorn, Samuel Jr. and Ally; uncles, Bruce Pratt, John Nesbitt
and Valbon Brown; aunts, Ethel Nesbitt.and Virgina Pratt;
brother-in-law, Lesley Brown, numerous nieces including,
Raquel Turnquest, Racquil Bethel, Obiageli and Lannes:
Bennons; numerous nephews including, Kardo Bethel,
Fabian Horton and Miguel Bennons, a host of other relatives:
including, Sarah and Alphonso Smith, Bernice, Stella Capron,
Annie and Cecil Flowers, Betty Pinder, Kathleen and Elgin
Rahming, Sybil and Stanley Pinder, Fr. Ernest and Jackie
Pratt Ural, Pratt, Marina and Shervin Butler, Craig Carrol,
Charles Pratt, Marina Smith, Ronald Pratt, Ann, Doreen Pratt,
Donnie Pratt, Cloren and Garvin, George and Helen Adderley,
Melvin Adderley, Rex and Rossie, Hensel and Marilyn, Ronald
and Denice, Michael, Patrick, Delores, Francis and Sidney
McPhee, Rudolph and Francis Pratt; numerous friends
including, Paula Ferguson, Yvonne Storr, Anthony Dean,
Carlson Wallace, Wesley Poitier, Janet, Jermaine and family,
Lloyd Bethel and family, The Evans family, Jackie Dean and
family, McKenzie family, Karen Thompson and family, Regla
Flores and family, Charity Armbrister and family, Vernice
Walkine and family, St. James and Kemp Road Communities
Coral Harbour Community, The Forest and Farmers Hill
Community and others.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest
Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Friday
from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00a.m.
at the Church until service time.


a resident of White Subdivision,
off Kemp Road, and formerly of
Arthur's Town, Cat Island will be
held at 10:00a.m. on Saturday,
August 2nd 2008 at St. James
Native Baptist Church, St. James
< Road. Officiating will be Rev.
Vincent 0. Moss assisted by Rev.
Orman Brown. Interment will be made at the Southern
Cemetery, Spikenard Road.

Left to mourn her passing and cherish her memoryare 1
daughter, Catherine Annabelle Louis, 1 son-in-law, Carnot
Louis; grandchildren, David (Ronda) Louis, Antoinette
Louis, Fernande (Brian) Russel; Carlaine (Andonos) Smith;
4 great grand children, Justice and Gabrelle Russell, Sirarah
and Andonos Smith; 2 sisters, Laura Miller and Eliza Pinder,
2 brothers, Rev. Richard Dean and Rev Ezra Dean; launt,
Alice Roberts; 4 sisters-in-law, Iris Dean, Jacklyn Dean,
Cecelia Dean and Naomi Dean; numerous nieces and
nephews including, Yvonne, Jenniemae, Rhoda, Clara,
Drucilla, Yvette, Portia, Beryl, Corene, Marina, Flora, Elva,
Maeoni, Helena, Zilpha, Lilly, Denice, Anne, Linda, Wendy,
Melony Faye, Patrice, Renee, April, Joyce, Ivy, Diana, Evelyn,
Viola, Roselda, Leona, Alquena, Gillian, Daisey, Vernita,
Marionette, Merlene, Richard, Philip, Kenneth, Ezra Jr., Mark,
Vernon, Calvin, Norman, Isaac Jr, Maxwell, Elisha, Frederick,
Garth, Edroy, Hayden, Leonard., Eddie, Steve, Randy, Shart,
Alfred, Daniel, Willard, Oral, Glen, Rev. Charles, Rodney,
Steve, Howard, Anthony, Mc Niel, Travis, Rev Ricardo and
Leonardo, and other relatives including, Rev. Dr. Clyde
and Prophetess Rozelda Flowers of Bimini, Alma, Ms Taylor,
Gracie Dorsette, James and Gertrude Stubbs, and other family
members of Deerfield Beach Florida, the entire community
of Arthur's Town Cat Island, Kemp Road and others too
numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest
Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street on Friday
from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m., and at the church on Saturday
from 9:00a.m., until service time.





Yager Funeral Kome & (rematorium
Queen's Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Fax: 351-3301

BEEN, 65

a resident of #239 Teach Place
Freeport and formerly of Lorimers
Middle Caicos, Turks Island will be
held on Saturday 2nd, August 2008
at the Chucrch of the Good Shepherd,
Pinder's Point Grand Bahama.
Officiating will be Rev. Erma
Ambrose assisted by other members
of the clergy and interment will follow
in the Grand Bahama Memorial Park Frobisher Drive.

She will be deeply missed by her husband Theodore Livingstone
Been children Andrew Charles Been and Juanita Diann Hanna
son in law Wann Hanna daughter in law Remelda Been grand
children Andea, Adam and Antheo Been, Wannisha and Wannessa
Hanna sisters Unner Tucker-Davis and Martha Rosada Knowles
other sisters and brothers include Syvil Pratt, Osetta Henfield,
Alice Goodwin, Elmira Taylor, Sheila Moxey, Clarita Lockhart,
Mary, Taylor, Hilton Taylor and Charles Taylor sister in law
Cynthia Joan Ben and Dorothy Been brother in law Wilfred
Knowles nephews Alan and Stanley Francis, Cyrial Davis, Clay
Williams, Dennis and Lyndon Robinson, Sherman Francis, Derek
Beenr, Lyndin forbes, Ronnie and Marvin Simmons, Rudy, Oliver,
Sherwin, Wendell and Ferris nieces Graceann Malcolm, Leonie
Davis, Jacqueline Rolle, Janette Roberts, Velma Francis, Ruby
Simmons-Ashby, Marguerite Musgrove, Pansy, Simmons, Carolie,
Sylvia, Deanie, Karen and Lorna Grant godchildren Samaiyah
Black, Andrew Pinder, Ronnie Burrows, Janeall and Janice Davis.
Other relatives and friends including Whitleen Forbes, Majorie
Robinson, Mary Wright, Father Lamuel Been, Bishop Oliver and
Agnes Kennedy, Lena Been, Dorothy Been, Ellen Glinton, Cicely
Garland, Jerlene Roker, Vanderlene Hamilton, Bishop Sidney
and Pastor Laquita Collie, Emery Symonette, Lucille Hanna,
Yvonne Rigby, Kirk Wildgoose, Frank and Lillian Bassett, Aubrey
an dLillian Simmons, Richard and Agnes Simmons, Oswald and
Estella Pindeer, Percy and Kathy, Albury, Louise Gibbs, Agnes
Rolle, Sandra Moore, Roselyn Lightbourne, Hilda Grant, Foster
and Helen Chatman, Donna Bastian, Jessie Rigby, Basil Forbes,
Lynden Douglas, Natasha Hinesy, Renee Fowler, Lyndette Curtis,
Janet Ramsey, Dezree Taylor, Nurse Nicoya Parkinson, Nurse
Sandra Davis, Fr. Ian Claridge and Rev. Erma Ambrose, Fr. and
Mrs. Curtis Robinson, Archdeacon and Mrs. Cornell Moss, The
Good Shepherd Church Family, Port Lucaya Market Place friends
and numerous other relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral
Home & Crematorium on Queens Highway on Friday from 12:00
noon until 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:00
a.m. until service time.

Island Cemetery.


a resident of # 36 Abaco Drive
Hawksbill and Formerly of Moores
Island Abaco will be held on Saturday
2nd, August, 2008 at the St. Matthews
Baptist Church, Moores Island, Abaco
at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor
Geneva, Williams, Pastor Nixon
Simms and Pstor Preston Knowles.
Interment will follow in the Moores

Left to cherish her memories are her children Atlee Davis, Leotha
Reckley and Margret Jones adopted children Momette, Tomette,
Barbara, Doranda and Rolanda 1 brother Leon "Old Bone" Swain
3 sisters Minerva Davis, Latisha Swain and Emily McBride
brother in law Henzel Davis son in laws Edward Reckley and
Roger Jones grand children Tyron, Ruth, Chad, Marion, Dentry,
Bernard, Michale, Antone, Stephanie, Synovia, Oprah, Meko,
Cedric, Glen, Trevor, Julie, Melissa, Edward, Aysha, Michael,
Beorha, Robert, Senera, Ginger, Creighton, Ivy, Lindy, Clint,
Oralee, Roger and Raquel great grand children Khalid, Gabrielle,
Raheem, Edward Jr., Razario, Edreka, Renee, Miranda, Marion,
Tyrinique, Chelsey, tahanyah, Tyrone Jr., Ryan, Antone Jr.,
Antonia, Trika, Denika, Keya, Jaheim, Javon, Darrinae, Damahya,
Daranika, Gleniah, Glenise, Glenneisha, Lateria, Lateika, Talia,
Trevor Jr., Samantha, Tameka, Cedetra, Marissa, Dino Jr., Lorenzo,
Laron, Delano, De'Nage and Taron 4 great grand children nephews
Aaron, Jermaine, Virgis, Eigene, Steve, Tony and Ednell nieces
Lillian, Patsy, Netta, Aline, Annalee, Peggy, Tara, Vemell, Janice,
Jenise, Gamell, Angie and Charity and a host of other relatives
and friends including Eucilne Hunt, Eddison and Olga Davis,
Daisy Johnson, Lawrence Swain, Doris Gibson, Celestine, Vernita,
Ruhtlyn Davis, Alice and Lucille McBride, the entire Community
of Moores Island and Hawksbill and others to numerous too

Relatives and friends may pay their respects and the Burial Society
Hall on Moores Island on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until service
time on Saturday at the church.



Yager Funeral -tome & crematorium
Queen's Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Fax: 351-3301


a resident of Freetown Grand Bahama
be held on Saturday 2nd, August
2008 at 2:00 p.m. at New Zion Baptist
Church Freetown Grand Bahama.
Officiating will be Rev. Preston L.
Cooper Jr. assisted by Rev. Lawrence
G. Pinder J.P. and Rev. Rufus Cooper.
J Interment will follow in the Freetown

Left to mourn his passing are his parents Clifton Sr. and Ellajane
Laing 1 brother Clinton Laing, 3 sisters Clarinda and Fredricka
Laing and Sahvon Thomas 1 brother in law Kevin Thomas Sr.
2 neices Keva Thomas and Tranise Laing 5 nephews Randy
Reckley, Alexander Smith, Kevin Jr. and Kevon Thomas and
Romeo McKenzie 6 aunts Voline, Rosetta, Monique and Bethley
Cooper and Ludell Mader and Delores Laing 6 uncles Boston
and Abadon Cooper, Washington, Alvin, Elijah and Gathville
Laing-2-auntin-laws Patriee-and Jeline-Laing-4-undle in4-law-
Spencer Cooper, 24 cousins Tiffany, Sophia, Ricardo and Alvin
Laing Jr., Timothy and Shantell Cooper, Wendy, Andy, Kayla,
Jerome and Vanessa Laing, Lawanda Burrows, Kendra Leathen,
Demetri Mader, Shanise, Shavanno, Shaniqua, Ebony and
Rashawn Cooper, Naomi and Narissa Pinder, Aubrey, Elva and
Alonzo Smith 9 grand uncles Genius, Rufus, Leonard and Preston
Cooper Sr., Bruce, Alton, Nelson McIntosh, Seth Roberts and
Solomon Mitchell 14 grand aunts Ceola, Irene, Cecila, Verna
and Lubertha Cooper, Dorcas Mitchell, Evelyn and Margaret
McIntosh, Corene and Virgina CooperMildred Russell, Hetlyn
smith and Violet Roberts and a hostof other relatives and friends
including Rev. Havard Cooper, Lillian Cooper, Doctors and
Nurses at the Rand and High Rock Clinic, the Ambrister sisters,
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Williams, Sonia Storr, Millicent Williams,
North Riding Point Club Staff, Inez Thomas, the Family of of
New Zion Baptist Church, Rev. Preston Cooper Jr., the Staff of
the Freetown Primary School Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Lightbourne,
Sherilyn Cooper, Lashonda Grant, Mr and Mrs. Bernard
Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Russell, Veronica Smith,
Mrs. Angie Munnings, Mr. and Mrs. Romes Bridgewater and
the entire Community of Freetown.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral

Home & Crematorium on Friday from 12:00 noon until 6:00
p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until service
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a resident of #32 Poinciana Drive
Freeport will be held on Saturday 2nd,
August 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at St.
Vincent De Paul Catholic Church,
Hunter's Grand Bahama. Officiating
will be Deacon Jeff Hollingsworth
and interment will follow in the Grand
v. __ Bahama Memorial Park, Frobisher

Cherished memories are held by her parents Osborne and
Althemea Lewis 2 sons Craig and Renaldo lewis 1 daughter
Crystal Ann Lewis 1 grandson Avont Saunders 1 adopted son
Jevon Saunders 3 grand daughters Azha Lord, Procita and Jade
Lewis 3 brothers Nathaniel Lewis, Anthony Rahming and Dewitt
Farrington 5 sisters Jenieth Lewis Williams, Elrona Ellis, Catherine
Lewis, Christine Turnquest and Latoya Farrington 1 adopted
sister Caroline Calixte 17 nephews Danny, Eugene, Kendal,
Alexander Nathaniel, Cory, Matthew, Silas, Lavard, Deon,
Walter Jr., Kermit, Mathen, lasia, Andrew, Jenero and Daimen
9 niceces Denise, Shavonne, Nathandra, Genista, Felicity,
Angelica, Santana, Dewhitne and Diebolique 9 grand nephews
Va'Doyle, Denecko, Fabian, Jerome, Von;Dre, Philander Jr.,
Akeel, Silas Jr. and Naldo 11 grand nieces Mariah, Genea,
Keiajnae, Fa'bre, Syneeka, Rickeya, Rickesha, Saniya, Makayla,
Myanique and Mickavea 4 aunts Catherine Sands, Gwendlyn
Rolle, Mozena Sands and Runez Major 2 grand aunts Minincha
Miller of South Andros and Elnora Bain of Hollywood FL. 1
daughter in law Patty Lewis 3 brothers in law Silas Williams
Sr., Walter Ellis Sr. and Kendal Turnquest 2 sisters in law
Mechille Lewis and Samantha Rahming 1 nephew in law Richard
Williams 1 niece in law lanthe Lewis of Nassau and a host of
other relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral
Home & Crematorium, Queens Highway on Friday from 12:00
noon until 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 11 30
a.m. until service time.




SBethel Brothers Morticians

0b 7Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


*y of #45 West Chester Drive,
SFreeport, Grand Bahama will be
held on Saturay, August 2nd,
10am at Epiphany Anglican
Church, Prince Charles Drive.
Canon Delano Archer, assisted by
Fr. Colin Saunders will officiate.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left with fond memories are son, Andrew, Adrian and David
Burrows; daughters, Angela Martin (deceased), Diane
Burrows and Denise Hanna; grandchildren, Ryan
Bridgewater, John and Nichols Burrows, Deja, David and
Dillon Burrows, Geoffrey Jr., and Mercdes Martin, Lauren
Cargill, Chrispin, Cameron and Cimone Hanna; sons-in-
law, Geoffrey Martin and Dennis Hanna; daughters-in-law,
Lynda and Leja Burrows; brothers, Luther A. Burrows;
brothers-in-law, Carl Butler, Maxwell Stubbs; sisters-in-law,
Theresa and Patricia Burrows; nephews, Mark, Anthony and
Luther Neil Burrows; nieces, Alma Evans, Cora Colebrooke,
Anne Smith, Theresa James, Fercena, Marva, Charmaine,
Jacqueline and Petra Burrows, Jo'Ann Riley and Gina Cooper
and a host of other relatives and friends including, Colonna
Burrows, Alayna Ledard, Jason Edwards, Alex Evans, Melon
Ledard, Blair and Bryan Colebrook, Kimberly Fuller, Anthony
Lockhart, Esau Roker, Earl and Jennifer McPhee, Altamese
Isaacs and family, Doris Barry, Livingston, Daniel and
Bernard Major, Vernita Thurston, Ruth Wallace, Pat Reckley,
Rosebud of Miami, Florida, the Russell and Lewis families
of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Coleman and Sesley Darville,
Clarkeston and Fredricka Darville, Tiffany Thompson, Paul
Thompson, Matthew Williams, E. John Deleveaux and
family, Ian Bethel and family, Vivian Archer and family,
Dorothy Fox and family, Godet, Peterson, Cooper, Duncanson
and Gomez families of Montrose Avenue.

Arrangements are being handled by Bethel Brothers

Fox Hill.


of Sandilands Village Road, will
be held on Saturday, August 2,
2:00pm at New Life Christian
Center, Prince Charles Drive.
Apostle S. Douglas Cleare,
assisted by Bishop Sheldon
Newton will officiate. Interment
will follow in Mount Carey
Union Baptist Church, Cemetery,

Left to cherish her memories are one brother, Solomon
Leopold Cox; one sister, Elder Pamela R. Cox; sister-in-law,
Mrs Frances Cox; aunts, Mrs Julia Finley, Mrs Inoris Poitier,
Mrs Gladys Cox and Mrs Vera Cox; nieces and nephews,
Frank "Pancho" and Ernestine Rahming, Bishop Erma and
Samuel Mackey, Pastor Jacqualine Armbrister, Minister
Stephanie Rahming, Pastors Debra and Willard Strachan,
Brenda Cox Morris, Jackie and Carla Cox, Joan and Perry
Neely, Minister Vernon Collie, Minister Tracey Rahming,
Pauline and Simon beneby, Pastors Christine and Jeff Collie,
Francita and Ivan Deveaux, Daniel Rahming, Richard and
Eleanor Martins.and Cheryl Martins; numerous grand nieces
and grand nephews; other relatives and friends including,
Mr..Frank and Clementina Edgecombe and family, Aghes
Edgecombe and family, Elder Miriam Roker, Ritchie
Newchurch and family, Delores Ferguson, Delano Knowles,
Mrs Celeste Lockhart, Mrs Mary Ferguson, Mrs Arabella
Cambridge, Ms. Paulette Williams and the staff of the
Geriatrics Hospital, Apostle S. Douglas Cleare and the New
Life Christian Church family, Bishop Sheldon Newton and
Jesus Christ Centred Ministries Church family, Apostle Dr.
Elizabeth "Betty" Cleare and Infinite Works Apostolc Church
family, Rev. Dr. Enoch Backford II and the Mount Carey
Union Baptist Church family, Rev. Dr. Charles W. Saunders.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers
Morticians, #44 Nassau" Street on Friday from 10:00am to
6:00pm and on Saturday from 10:00am to 11:30am and at
the church from l2:30pm until service time.

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Mackey Street P.O. Box N-4404
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242-341-6451 Nights 242-322-3242
24 Hour Cell: 242-427-5414

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of the Persis Rodgers Home,
Hawthorne Road and formerly of
Mangrove Cay, Andros will be held
on Friday, August 1st, 2008 at Christian
Discipleship Ministries International,
Dolphin Drive at 11:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Pastor Arlington Rahming.
Interment will follow in Old Trail
Cemetery, Old Trail Road.

Left to cherish fond memory are her
cousins, Effiemae Eneas, Ralph Green, John Green, Kermit Green,
Grace Green, Helen Miller ,Lowers Green, Icelyn Colebrooke, Allydice
Moxey, Rev. Edney and Inez Bowleg, John and Annis Saunders, Mr.&
Mrs Winnifred Bullard, Hastings and Marilyn Bullard, Mr. Melvin
Bullard Jr., Shirley Saunders,Trisha Saunders and Jennie Neely; and
a host of other relatives and friends; Vincent, Gregory, Loran,
Carlton and Kendrick Coleby, Karen Rahming, Edwina Brown and
Cherely Kelly, Clement Forbes ,Jennifer ,Jerome, Carlissa, Lovita
and Dellarease Colebrooke, Jernetta Pinder, Lily Bowleg, Jacqueline
Bowleg and Alice Kelly, extended family Persis Rodgers Home for
the aged and the Doctors and Staff Of Female Medical Ward II

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Evergreen Mortuary,
Mackey Street on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and again
at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.




of the Sandy Point Abaco and formerly
of Gregory Town Eleuthrea will be
held on Thursday, July 31,2008 at
Epiphany Anglican, Prince Charles
Drive at 7:00p.m


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the late Mrs. Deloris Allardyce Johnson Pinder age 91 years of the
Sandy Point Abaco and formerly of Gregory Town, Eleuthera, will
be held on Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 at St. Martins Anglican Church,
Sandy Point, Abaco at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Earl Hepburn.
Interment will follow in Sandy Point Public Cemetery, Sandy Point

Left to cherish fond memory are her adopted children, Cyril "Fella"
Gardiner, Sandra Pennerman, Sybil Johnson, Deloris "Bunny" Culmer,
Calvin Walker (deceased), Garnet and.Irvin Saunders (deceased);
stepchildren, Beulah Robinson, Melanie Badmus, Bemus and Stephen
-Pinder; twenty-one grandchildren, Michelle, Barry, Phedra Rahming,
Kenisha Gardiner, Diane Curtis, Bridgette Davis, Charlene Darling,
Sheryce and-Vakelle Dorsett, Kela Sands, Mary McPhee, Stephanie
and Dorothy Walker, Clint and Cyril Gardiner Jr., Micho Dorsette,
Randus and Lynden Ranger, Don, Duane, Dylan and Drumieko
Pennerman; one uncle, James "Buck" Johnson of Gregory Town,
Eleuthera; eleven nieces, Miriam Pratt, Dorothy Simon, Candace
Russell, Arlene Major, Sada Johnson of Miami, Florida, Rosalie and
Delores Johnson, Judy Green, Pamela Johnson, Ruth Derico and Lina
Thompkins, all of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; five nephews, Leon and
Maxwell Sweeting of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Dennis Johnson of
Gregory Town, Eleuthera, Wilfred and Kenneth Johnson of Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida; numerous grand nieces including, Laurie
Johnson of Miami, Florida, Keisha Russell, Noella Smith, Eudene
Brown, Barbara Archer, Sharon Hield, Janene Arnett, Beryl Pugh,
Allison Makera Middleton, Stephanie Wright, Sandra Sampson and
Sheena Simon of Ft. Lauderdale Florida; numerous grand nephews
including, Pastor Peter Butler and Phillip Butler, Tony Simon, Kevin
and Marlon Roberts, Ralph Middleton, Spencer, Ricardo and Erskine
Arnette; one daughter in-law, Lucille Walker; special friends, Eloise
Thompson, Eliza Pinder and Valerie Lightboume; and a host of other
relatives and friends including, Alfred Pennerman, Wendall Pratt,
Wellington, Middleton, Eugene Simon, Edward.Culmer, Bernadette
Gardiner, Rev. George Derico, Pat Sweeting, Eulean Johnson, Mr.
Benjamin Pinder and family, Mr. Edward Pinder and family, Elisha
and Freddie Pinder, Donald and Nurse Estelle Pinder, Ms. Louise
Archer and family, Shirley Saunders, Andrae Rahming Sr., Dwight
Barry, Josey Johnson, Carol and Cherriel Butler, Velma Burrows,
Edith Lightbourne and family, Greg Bain and family, Captain Ernest
Dean and family; caregivers, Patricia Thomas, Trishy Roberts, and
Dimples Gibson, Fr. Earl Hepburn and the members of St. Martin's
Anglican Church in Sandy Point, Abaco and the entire Sandy Point

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Evergreen Mortuary,
Mackey Street on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and again
at the church in Sandypoint from 8:00 p.m. from until service time.


Mackey Street P.O. Box N-4404
Nassau, Bahamas
^ ^ ~Tel: 242-341-6451 Nights 242-322-3242
24 Hour Cell: 242-427-5414


of Maple Street, Pinewood Gardens
and formerly of James Cistern,
Eleuthera will be held on Saturday,
S "August 2nd, 2008 at the
Independence Drive Church of God,
Independence Drive at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Erom Lewis.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish fond memory are his
wife, Janice; children, Kevin and Roxann; grandchildren, Taysha,
Tevin and Tyler; mother, Blanche Sanford; stepfather, John
Sandford; sisters, Ruth Thurston, Kathleen Johnson and Hyliah
Hobbs; six aunts, Pearl, Audruy, Maguarite, Mrytle Curry, Erma
Olga Bowles; four uncles, Hubert Dean, Rupert,George and Rev.
Bosfelid Bethel; three brothers-in-law, Gladstone Thurston, Dean
and Perry Hobbs; sister-in-law, Elvoeda Harvey; ten nieces, Yvette
Fernander, Jennifer Cunningham, Shavonne Rolle, Latoya Culmer,
Octavia Thurston, Tamara Lockhart, Rochelle Thurston, Sandra,
Barbaralyn and Linda; thirteen nephews, Gladstone Jr., Demond,
Delano, Gastineav Thurston, Prescott and Benjamin Cleare, Terelle
and Terez Johnson, Corie Ferguson, Cohen Thomas, Herbert
Fernander, Micheal Cunnigham and Ryan Culmer; five cousins,
Francina White, Liilymae Williams, Whitney Curry and Kevin
and Whitney Mortimer; numerous grandnieces and nephews,
Zamardee, Rykiesh, Rykia, Demoria, Kaleshia, Demia, Jade,
Michelle, Lexis, Mya, Micayla, Jaydell, Bernita, Katasio, Tenaz,
Agajuan, lzaiah, Devano, Delano, Deshawn, Justin, Benjaminand
Prescott; and a host of other relatives and friends, Edna Woodside
and family, Ruth Ellis and family, Ann Smith, Agnes Strachan,
Rev. Deane Ranger, Veda and Nicloe King and family, Independence
Drive Church of God family, FNM Pinewood branch, Princess
Magaret hospital management and staff Maintenance Department,
Nurses and Doctors PMH male medical II, Maple street family,
RBC JFK Staff, Janet Lees, Dakana Clarke, Denise Pinder, Marion
Cox, Joan Neymour, Ena Mae, Sean Rolle, Viola Gray and Peggy
Ferguson and family.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Evergreen Mortuary,
Mackey Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and again
at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.


of Elizabeth Estates will be held
on Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 at
First Baptist Church, Market Street
at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be
Rev. Earl Francis assisted by Rev.
Hueton Lloyd. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.

I r J Left to cherish fond memory are
_'_- his wife, Brenda Curtis; three
daughters, Judith, Ingrid and
Tameka; son, Shelton; two grandchildren, Dawn Dorsette and
Drejuan Johnson; four brothers, Joe, Isaac, Randolph and Bernard
Curtis; four sisters, Bessimae Lloyd, Yvonne Rolle, Linda and
Veronica Curtis; stepsister, Celeste Rolle; stepbrother, Victor
Rolle; two brothers-in-law, Rev. Hueton Lloyd and Harcourt
Rolle; three sisters-in-law, Rosilyn Smith, Angerine and Carnetta
Curtis; four uncles, Rueben Rolle of Winters Garden, Fl., William
Rolle of Zelwood, Fl. Vernal and Thomas Rolle; two aunts, Lillian
Smith and Stella Rolle; twenty-two nephews, Van, Nigel, Sidney,
Warren, Dwight, Mario, Frankie, Derrick, Rudolph, Philip, Bertram,
Jamal, Jermaine, Craig, Dwayne, Demicko, Heuton, Craig, Angelo,
Harcourt, Odessa and Decosta; twenty-two nieces, Javari, Shenika,
Sherrell, Judith, Monica, Carriemae, Kathy, Bridgette, Devornia,
Anthea, Shekira, Michelle, Lydia, Stephanie, Val, Tracee, Crystal,
D'Andrea, T'Sharra, Elaine, Theresa and Sandra; special friend,
Barbara Minns, and a host of other relatives and friends
including, Rev. Rachel Ferguson, Mavis and Bill McPhee, Rosie
Williams, Lillymae Thompson, Cardinal, Donevan, Hartman, Ken,
Steven, Joycelyn, Veronica, Mack Bowe, Allan Clarke, Paula,
Verlene, Dorcas, Misphah, Ophelia, Hagel, Lessiemae, Leroy,
Bernice, Dayna, Gertrude, Wendell, Marsha Smith, Audley Rolle,
Olga, Florine and Joe Rolle, Rev. Charles Rolle, Patricia, Holly-
Jane, Dena, Darin, Sharon, Brenhilda Basden, Bubba, Freddie,
Linda Cash and family, Ms. Lunn, Ms. Pinder and family, Joe and
Annamae Forbes, Ms. Wallace and family, Williemae Poitier,
Marinetta Rolle, Craven, Stafford Davis and family, the Sandilands
Rehabilitation Center especially the Culmer's Ward, the Rolleville
Community, the Elizabeth Estates family, the Coconut Grove
family and many others too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Evergreen Mortuary,
Mackey St.. .:t on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and again
at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

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Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma Tel: 345-7020* Robinson Rd & 5th Street

Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761

DEAN, 51

of Williams Town Exuma will be held
.,, on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary
Magdalene Anglican Church, Williams
Town, Exuma. Officiating will be
.,, Rev'd Willish-Johnson assisted by Fr.
S. Stephen Davies. Interment in St. Mary's
'. Cemetery William Town.

'4 She is survived by her 2 daughters:
Zephenia and Zephramae Dean; Sisters:
Diana, Jestina, Kathymae Cooper, Laura Roberts, Florence Kemp and
Margaret Major; Brothers: Vernal, Johnathan and Michael Cooper,
Eugene, Andrew, Patrick, Hallam, Timothy and Clarence Gibson;
Mother-in-law: Burnice Dean of Long Island; Sisters-in-law: Ceital,
Audrey, Patrice, Karan, Janet, Barbara and Lesa Duncombe,Willamae,
Rosalyn, Rosalie; Nora and Julie; Brother-in-law: Perry Roberts;
Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
including Malvease Bethel, Gigi and Yvette Cooper, Kendon Brown,
Lavardo Cartwright, Shivron Gary, Ramont, Damaine, Vernal Jr.,
Vernell, Camille, Christine, Coolen, Jamaal, Mikia, Michael Jr., Vernica,
Vernice, Johnathan Jr. and Dale Cooper, Javon Mcphee, Bernard,
Eugene, Penston, Kendal, Cecelia, Renae, Jennifer, Tamisha, Christopher,
Okeda, Eugene, Desmond, Elliot, Kenneth, Geron, Lashanta, Indira,
Youri, Desiree, Denise, Dion, Anika, Tiffany, Tamara, Andrew, Ansenio,
Candice, Andrunique, Andrell, Hallam, Krystelle and Shandiqua; A
host of other relatives and friends including Audrey Woodside and
family, Beverly Miller and Family, Dora Smith and Family, Theresa
Black and Family, Harriet Crawley and Family, Gabriel and Margaret
Styles, Wilfred and Wellington Bullard, Remilda Gray and Family,
Phyllis Saunders and Family, Tracy Styles and Family, Lula Ferguson
and Family, Merriel Adderley and Family, Harry Dean and Family,
Superintendent Cunningham and Family, Perry Brice and family,
Christopher and Jennifer Kettle, Mazel Hinsey and Family, Inspector
Harcourt Strachan and Family, Julian Romer and Family, Kenneth
Nixon and Family, Sharon Bethel and Family, Ernest Bowe Jr. and
Family, Christopher Moncur and Family, Cassandra Dean and Family,
Anthony Moss M.P. and Family, Elaine Adderley and Family, Patsy
Johnson and Family, Freddy Major and Family, 'Sugar Kid' Bowe and
Family, James Storr and Family, the entire Williams Town Community,
the entire staff of the George Town Community Clinic and the entire
Exuma Police Force.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Ramsey Exuma
on Friday from 11:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. and at the church on
Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until service time.


of Curtis Exuma will be held on
Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at Mount Sinai
Union Baptist Church, Stuart Manor
W Exuma. Officiating will be Rev. Cedric
'Smith assisted by Rev. Dr. Irvin Clarke,
Si Bishop Hartman Rolle and Rev. Leslie
Curtis. Interment in Curtis Public
Cemetery, Curtis Exuma.

He is survived by 6 sons: Carlton, Cornelius Jr., Otis, Ricardo, Terry
and Randy Rolle; 7 Daughters: Sybil, Eulease and Drucilla Rolle,
Bernice Clarke, Rosalee Johnson, Marsha Smith and Sandra Welch of
Coco Fla.; 1 Adopted Daughter: Alima Hanna; 2 Brothers: Elder
William and Bishop Hartman Rolle; 2 Sisters: Naomi and Lillian R.
Mckenzie; 30 Grandchildren: Vernette, Kim, Kesa, Shavanda, Crystal,
Mia, Donneka, Michael, Shameika, Octavia, Trina, Kella, Randia,
Alicia, Lashasnda, Jeffery, Andrew, Marcus, Mario, Keno, Phillip,
Steven, Rashad, Carlton Jr., Alfred Jr., Tyrik, Joshua, Terrell, Terrano
and Aaliyah Rolle, Cameron Smith, Craig and Richie; 18 Great
Grandchildren; Numerous Nephews including Rev. Irvin Clarke and
Family, Timothy Clarke and Family, Leon Flowers and family, Wesley
Flowers, Neville, David and Camie Rolle, Robert and Neuiza Rolle,
Philip, Walter, Solomon, Danny, Patrick, Perry, Dieon, Simon, Allan
Jr. and Nathan Rolle, Rev. Franklyn Mckenzie, Mack, Ben, Moses,
Abby, Willard and Al Mckenzie, Dwayne Mckenzie, Alfred, Duke and
Hartman Mckenzie Jr.; Numerous Nieces including Nora Stuart,
Gwendolyn Wright, Alvera and Enamae Flowers, Judy Munroe, Magnola
Knowles, Emerlee Clarke, Fredddiemae Forbes, Mildred Kelly, ASP
Lulamae Dean, SGT. Dotlyn Storr, Euthlee Brown, Rachael Mckenzie,
Wendy Burrows, Kezie Mcphee, Val, Sally, Princess, Yvonne andf
Nadine Mckenzie, Dorthera, Jackie and Rochelle Rolle, Marsha Williams,
Rena, Phebe and Lucille Mckenzie, Viola Rolle, Stella Rolle, Pat and
Jennie Rolle; Daughter-in-law: Shirley Rolle; Son-in-law: Alfred
Johnson; 1 Brother-in-law: Labon Mckenzie; 5 Sisters-in-law: Essie,
Sara and Izona Rolle, Jenniemae and Lillian Mckenzie; Godchildren:
Sharlene Clarke, Paula and Prenal Ferguson; Host of other relatives
and friends including Rev. Cedric Smith and Family, Rev. Adam Brown
and Family, Rev. Leon Williams and Family, Rocker Williams and
Family, Curlene Major and Family, Laura, Katrina, Dorothy Boles,
Gertrude Rolle, Ben Mcphee, Leoland Storr, Linwood Clarke, Steve
Taylor, Bald Head, The Munroe Family, Mr. and Mrs. Clive Ferguson,
Randy Smith and family, Robert, The Exuma Elevating Society,
Masonic Lodge and the entire Community of Exuma.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Ramsey Exuma
on Friday from 12:00 Noon until 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday
from 9:00 A.M. until service time.


THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008, PAGE 11


of Coral Heights East, Will Be Held On
Sunday August 3rd, 2008 at 11:00A.M.
at Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church,
Blue Hill Road South. Officiating will
be Pastor Hugh A. Roach, D.D M.A;
J.P. Internment will follow at Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

/ She survived by her Three Daughters:
Julianna Austin-Saunders, Mercella
Sands- Moncur and Bridgette K..Sands;
Sister-in-law: Georgiemae Wallace;
Son-in-laws: Anthony St. John Saunders and Corporal 1491 Patterson
Moncur; Grandchildren: Anthonice S. Saunders, Zananthonia K. Saunders,
Patterson Moncur 11, Shariz Moncur, Johnelle and Jameko Sands; Great-
Grandchildren: Ervin H. Wallace Jr., Deno Mollie Jr., Deshon, Deshae and
Daina Mollie; Sisters: Mary Morris, Naomi Williams, Marjorie Wallace;
Brothers: Wilfred Thompson and John Thompson, Aunts: Ruth Mackey,
Wealthy Thompson and Agusta Cartwright; Nieces: Pamela Sullivan, Shawnlee
& Ginger Morris, Adriana Thompson, Genae Darville, Sheena Culmer and
Delicia Morris; Nephews: Kurt Raffael And Gentry Morris, Ross, Myrten,
Ezra, Gerard and Shannon Thompson, Horatio Sullivan; God-Children:
Theresa Francis McPhee and Celestia Austin; God- Mother: Francesta
Wallace; Cousins: Pearl Rodriquez, Tiamarco Sr. and Tiamarco Jr. Rhodriquez,.
Godrey, Fenrick ( Deceased), Donna, Patricia, Karen, C'Olvin, Tamico,
Nevado, O'Neil And Clara Russell, Anastacia, Keith, Ta'keisha, Sonia and
Dwanae Forbes, Sophia ( Deceased), Leroy Sr. and Leroy Jr. McIntosh,
Vernesta, Trevor, Shaketra, Trevanna and Tevinique Roxbury, Brendhilda,
Herman Jr., Victoria, Joseph, Cephas, William, Jane, Manassah and Linda
Smith, Mary Ferguson, Linda Armbrister, Lashan Pratt, Deovantae Maycock,
Kendal And Escano Rolle, Anita Thompson and The Burrows Family of
Devil's Point Cat Island, The Mackey, The Adderley, Munnings and Bains
Family, Sister Annie Thompson, Barbara Bullard, Monica and Francis
Thompson, Margaret Winters, Shelly Mortimer, David Johnson, Paula Ellis,
Willamae Gibson, Earla Mackey, Salami Cartwright, Valencia Ann Thompson,
Van Mackey, Banice and Thomas Thompson, Austin and Bruno, Zachaus
Thompson, Anthony Phillips, Leander And John Cartwright, Lena Pratt and
Family, Althea Gibson-Moss and Family, Miriam Gibson And Family, Aretha
Pratt and Family, Theresa Deveaux And Family; Other Family And Friends
Including: The Entire Management and Staff Of Galilee Academy, Galilee
Collage and Galilee Ministries Including Rev. Dr. Willis Johnson and Minister
Yvette Johnson and Family, Joyann Clarke, Carlissa Armbrister, Kadiah King,
Alicia Henry and Taneisha Smith. The Entire Management and Staff Of
Wyndham Nassau Resort And Crystal Palace Casino, Entire Management and
Staff Of All Gas and Petroleum Dealers, Management and Staff Of Bran,
Morley and Smith Company, Management and Staff Of Carlton E. Francis
Primary School, Member Of Berea Seventh Day Adventist Church. Pastor
H.A. Roach & Members Of Good News Seventh Day Adventist Church,
Special Thanks To Doctor Normad, Dr. Halliday, Dr. Ezegbunam, Dr. Johnson,
Dr. Kemp, A&E, Female Medical Ward 11 and The Gynae Ward Of P.M.H,
Management and Staff Of Bahamas Gas and Shell Bahamas Ltd., Entire

Officers & Staff Of B.H.C.A.W.U, Wenzel Lightbourne, Alexander Gibson,
Francisca Moss, Josephine Simon, Esther Gibson, Luther Smith, Kayla Russell,
Mr. Vincent Coleby, Mrs. Pauline Petty, Doris Maycock, David Capron,
Jonathon Pratt, Wilfred Saunders and Family, Anthony Strachan and Family,
Pasty MCKinney, Janet Scott, Tina Austin, Betty Bowe, Althea Tinker, Keva
Riley, Winkie Davis, Johnny Johnson, Mrs. Cindy Edwards Roberts and
Family, Bronson Sands and Family, Mrs. Janet M Neil Taylor, Manassah
Smith and Family, Thelma and Michael Taylor, Mrs. Arlene Davis Bethel and
Family, Mrs. Barbara Cleare Bellot, Bernice Harris And Family, Michelle
Smith and Family, Mrs. Leotha Bannister and Family, Joanne Adderley,
Carolyn Ward and Family, Evelyn Deveaux and Family, Mrs. Emma Roker,
Mrs. Cynthia Miller Brown and Family, Mrs. Gloria Ward and Family, Mrs.
Edna Pennerman and Family, Sarah Wilton Albury, Lester Rollins, Paulette
Mackey and Family, Minister Margie Wallace, Maxine Mollie and Family,
Paulette Walker and Family, Joseph Rolle And Family, Bradley Newbold And
Family, Mr. William Tyrone Bootle and Family, Tavaris Harris And Family,
Deno Mollie, Dwight Miller, Hazel Miller And Family, Arthur Johnson, Alma
Cox and Family, Entire Coral Heights East Neighbors, Dr. Carter And Family,
Boomer George and Family, Jeff Martin and Family, Maxine Benjamin and
Family, Entire Amerillys Avenue Garden Hills Estate #1 Neighbors, Virginia
Gibson and Family, Paulina Pople and Family, Millie Sands And Family,
Johnson's Family, Ms. Daisy Armbrister and Family, Mrs. Barbara Dureny
Grazette and Family, Aremintha Butler and Family, Dr. Thomas Bastian and
Family, Mr. Leo Douglas and Family, Mr. Sidney Rolle and Family, Ilon
Simeon and Family, Numerous Other Family and Friends To Mention.

Viewing will be held in Perpetual Suite at Restview Memorial Mortuary
And Crematorium Ltd., on Robinson and Soldier Rd, on Saturday July 31st,
2008 from 10:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday 10:30 am until service time
at the church.



of Blue Hill Rd. South died at Princess
Margaret Hospital on Thursday, July
24th, 2008.

He is survived by his Mother: Albertha
Johnson; Sons: Bishop Kevin Johnson
of Nashville Tennessee and Rev. Kendal
Johnson; Daughters: Katura Johnson
and Shaina Mackey; Sisters: Pearline
Bullard and Karen Hepburn; Blothers:
S. Rev. Garnett Johnson of Danville
Virginia, Rev. Wellington Johnson of
-*'I Nashville Tennessee and Ivan Johnson;

Funeral Arrangements will be announced at a later date.


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





and W*nV"F&Wm;V i

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

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




Left to cherish her memories are her 4 Sons: Millet Kemp, Mosell,
Gary and Ashley Smith Sr.; 4 Daughters: Udean Rolle, Norma Williams,
Melonie Bootle-Pedican and Yourlanda Thurston; 2 Adopted sons:
Audrick McKenzie and Desmond Bootle; Adopted daughter: Florina
Cornish; 48 Grandchildren: Raquel Clement, Kendra Higgs, Almeta
Curry, Cindy Huyler, Hilary, Christopher, Michael, Michael R., Melinda,
Tina, Levita, Justin, Stephana, Dashna, Kingsley and Jason Kemp,
Robert Russell, Leona Dell, Angie, Inga, Bev, LaNita, Leon, Deon,
January and Maxwell Rolle Jr., Mosell Jr., William and Cliffna Smith,
Clifford Hannah and Corneka Grant, Latoy and Jerusha Williams,
Shane, Simone, Stephan, Severiano and Michael Pedican, Chris Nesbitt,
Orlando and Christian Smith, Pedra Thurston, Antwanae and Shemeko
Smith, Ashley Jr., Asheene, Andre and Ashmarie Smith; 20 Great
grandchildren including: Dawnish and Canisha Rolle; Great great-
grandchild: Angel Rolle; 5 Sisters: Vivian Cornish, Winifred
McDonald, Louise Wright, Orlean Rolle and Shirley Kemp; 4 Brothers:
Edward "Bolla", Alexander "Gevie", Ronald and Rev. George Rolle;
4 Sons-in-law: Maxwell Rolle, John Williams, Stephen Pedican and
Pedro Thurston; 2 Daughters-in-law: Sophia and Kendra Smith; 2
Brothers-in-law: Joseph Wright and Neville Kemp; 4 Sisters-in-law:
Chriscola, Maggiedell, Vernita and Icelean Rolle; 38 Nieces and 29
Nephews including: Eddison Cornish, Alphonsa and Donald Rolle
and Jerome McDonald; 152 Grandnieces; 95 Grandnephews; 2
Godchildren: Insp. Welbourn Bootle and Rosevelt McIntosh and a
host of other relatives and friends including: Linda Dole, Margaret
Laroda, Markela, Seth, Everette Bootle & the Bootle Families, The Rt.
Hon. Prime Minister Hubert A. Ingraham & Family, Heidi and Martin
Murbach & Family, Enidmae Quant & Family, Evalina and Euclid
Baillou & Family, the Sands Family, Thelma Edgecombe & the
Edgecombe Families, Katherine Davis & Family, Icelyn McIntosh &
Family, Eric and Vivian Cooper & the Cooper Families, Bishop Cardinal
McIntosh & Family, Aunt Ceilia of Dundas Town, Abaco, the Austin
Family, the Murray Family, the Rolle Family, Mildred and Ortnell
Russell and the Russell Families, the Nairn Family, the Lewis Family,

the McIntosh Family, the Wright Family, the Sawyer Family, the Laroda
Family, the Mills Family, the Duncombe Family, Amanda Reckley,
the entire communities of Cooper's Town, Fire Road, Little Abaco,
Blackwood, Treasure Cay, Dundas and Murphy Town and many more
too numerous to mention.



BARR, 84

JULY 24, 2008.

She is survived by her Children:
Jerusha Barr-Smith, Jude DeGregory,
Yvonne (Michael) Lees, and John
Barr Jr., 2 Brothers: Harold
(Veronica) and Maxwell (Basie) DeGregory; 1 Sister: Eunice Moss;
Grand Children: Zeudi, Shayla, Kendal, Jasmine, Roger (Debra),
Jeronah (Paris), Jude, Robin, Tara, Jomel, Caylen, Jason Sr.; Grand
Children: Rayvin, Kwintin, Kyree, Jason Jr., Jadyn, Ava, Asia, Mikalah,
Jada, Jazmyne, Kyle, Cammeron, Kourtney, Tyra, Keiron, Jerisha,
Errol, Jordan, Kyelle, Kyle Allan; 4 Foster Children: Julio and Hartley
Smith and Ann and Karen Williams; Nieces: Anita, Patrice, Candice,
Deidre, Shelly, Karen, Lavonda, Italia, Pat, Lynn, Deborah, Juvaye,
Erica, Chante, Gretta, Monique, Jasmine, Agnes, Maria, Malsaides,
Gayle, Denise, Vinteria, Veretas, Leona, Julie; Nephews: Dwight,
Lester, Collin, Basil, Kim, Craig, Dr. Roop, Michael, Charles, Adlai,
Eardley, Edwin, Ambry, Trevor, Jerome, Donald, Dave, Maxwell Jr.,
Archie Barr and a host of other relatives and friends.




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



ON FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2008.

He is survived by his Mother: Shantel Johnson; Father: Jerome
Hanna, Sr.; Sister: Keosha Hanna; Grandmother: Betty Hanna;
Grandfather: Cornell Johnson; Great grandparents: Marco and
Lottie Celesten; 3 Aunts: Sharon Miller, Sandra Young and Arnette
Hanna; 7 Uncles: Keith Hanna, Rico Hanna, Carl Ellis, Orlando
Hinds, Vincent Dalley and Kendell Turnquest and a host of other
relatives and friends.



Of Alice Town, Bimini Died at his residence on Thursday,
July 24, 2008.

Funeral arrangement will be announced at a later date.

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of Jack Fish Drive, Tarpum Bay Eleuthera, will be held on
Saturday, August 02, 2008 at 1 lam at the Church of God of
Prophecy, Tarpum Bay Eleuthera. Pastor Samuel Johnson,
assisted by Bishop Dennis Lafrenier and Fr. Berkley Smith
will officiate and burial will be in the Tarpum Bay Public
S, Cemetery, Tarpum Bay Elenthera.
,- The Radiance of this "Diamond of A Gem" will always glow
in the hearts of her:
Husband: Charles Ruben Johnson;
Two Sons: Charles Jvon and Kevin McNeil;
Father: James Nottage Sr.;
Six Sisters: Veronica Micklewhite, Annie Brown, Ardell Johnson, Debra Moxey, Cynthia and Edith
Two Brothers: James Jr. and Leading Seaman Clarence Nottage;
Mother-in-law: Mavis Johnson;
One Daughter-in-law: Valencia Johnson;
Fifteen Brothers-in-law: David Micklewhite, Berkley Johnson, Carol Brown, John Moxey, James,
Patrick, Alfred, Herman, Preston, Courtney, Gordon, Elvis, and Perry Johnson, Breon Leary, Arnold
Knowles and Brian Rolle;
Eight Sisters-in-law: Penelope and Laura Nottage, Eleanor Leary, Shirlene Knowles, Deborah
Rolle, Judith, Doreen and Elizabeth Johnson;
Six Uncles: Herbert Allen, Donald McIntosh, William, Mansfield, and Clarence Jr. Morley and
Dereck Stubbs;
Fourteen Aunts: Edith and Susan McIntosh, Virginia Delancy, McQuella Fellow, Ethel Grant,
Karen Stubbs, Rochelle, Caphy, Phenice, Lorraine, Cleta, Anna and Florence Morley and Ruby
Forty One Nephews: Urandle Sr., Urandle Jr., Reggie and Ryan Graham, Kenrick Micklewhite.
Simon Brown, Geraldo, Donathon, Gabriel, Chavez, Ashton, Douglas, Rudolph, Tracy, Elroy, Jarred,
Roman, Alfred Jr., Evian, Orevious, Hanzler, Rotunda and Perez Johnson, Denzil Diaz, Llewylln,
D'Angelo, James, and Kyle Nottage, Glenroy, and Travis, Logan Carey, Kenroy Knowles, Ethan
Dean, Randy, Brian, Marvin, Maxwell, Marion and Melvin Leary, Farrell and Kimmiron Knowles;
Thirty Seven Nieces: Cheryl, Sandie, Samantha, Kristina and Lechea Carey, Kayla Micklewhite,
Makeva Dean, Shanda and Levell Brown, Claire, Brianna and Maxine Leary, Nadia, Yvette, Natasha,
Monique, Heather, Rochelle, Tempest and Vivika Johnson, Jessica, Lily and Emily Nottage, Brittney
Darling, Entrice Knowles, Raquel Deveaux, Sharell Russell, Davina Roach, Sadie Moss, Lavette,
Shaquell, Faith and Zion Brown, Krystel and Shirrell Knowles, Lavonia and Outhura Rahming;
Other Relatives and Friends: Margurite, Sharmaine, Cathy-Ann, Coramae, Anna, Sharon, Carline,
Lillymae, and Deanne Morley, Ferne Scott, Beulah Goodman, Queenie Brown, Orlando, Jave,
Kenneth, David, Mike, Richardson, Samuel Jr, Roy, Labon, Phillip and Randy Morley, Michelle,
Cora, Patrice, Tara, and Tiffany, Sandra Edgecombe, Carla, Sonia and Kenneth; John, Elkin, Peter,
and Sandra Meadows', Catherine Roberts, Thelma Beneby, Herbert and Joyann Ferguson, Alice Allen,
Rehetta, Mernerva and Austin Chisolm and Cecelia McKenzie, Leroy Carey, Ezra Dean, Amanda
Nottage, Gene Mackey, Hayward Higgs, Samuel Woodside, Harry, Theresa and Ashley Miller, Merlin
Moss, Vangie and Kenhugh Rolle, Shirley Burrows, Bishop Gladstone Curry, Fr. Samuel Sturrup,
Fr. Harry Ward, Fr. Andrew Toppin, Mr. and Mrs. Martie Erbaugh and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Clarke and Family, Ms. Vernel Hunt and Family, Nicola Johnson and Denise Thompson, Mr. & Mrs.
Stephen Carey, Mrs. Lillian Carey, Mr. and Mrs. Colebrooke, Jason Carey, Lisa Charles, Sonya and
Family, Paul and Kelly, Mr. Oswald Ingraham and Family, The Church of God of Prophecy and
members, St. Columba Anglican Church and Family, Church of God Tarpum Bay, The Most Holy
Trinity and Family and the entire Community of Tarpum Bay Eleuthera to numerous to mention;
Special Thanks To: Dr. Smith, the Staff of the Bahamas Heart Centre and the Princess Margaret
Hospital, Fr. Dennis Lafrenier and Fr. Berkley Smith.
Visitation will be in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd.
#20 Claridge Road on Thursday, July 31, 2008 from 2pm to 6pm and at the Church of God of
Prophecy, Tarpum Bay Eleuthera on Saturday, August 02, 2008 from 9am to service time.

Visit our website: www.emeraldridgemortuary.com view video
tributes, sign guest book, send condolence, sympathy, share
memories and make funeral arrangements.
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Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
Telephone: (242) 348-2340/348-2131/352-9398/353-7250
P.O. Box F-40557 Freeport, Grand Bahamas

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formerly of Mastic Point, Andros
and a resident of Freeport, Grand
l; "' Bahama, will be held on Saturday,
S- August 2, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.,
V Church of God Temple, Peach Tree
.' A Street, Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Officiating: Bishop Lonford
Bethel; Assisted by: Rev'd Judy M. Bethel and Pastor Kermit
Saunders; Interment made in the: Grand Bahama Memorial
Park, Settler's Way, Freeport.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Gwendolyn
Colebrooke; 9 children: Vincent & Shantel Colebrooke,
Deborah Charlton, Monique Bain, Mazie Stuart, Sharon Pinder,
Rollins Jr. & Tino Colebrooke and Tanya; 4 sisters: Isolene
Rolle, Miriam Colebrooke, Willamae Gibson and Deaconess
Elizabeth Darville; 4 brothers: Isiah, Edgar, George and
Rodney Colebrooke; grandchildren: Lakera Sands, Derek
Wilkinson, Shandesia Ranger, Rowland & Rich& Stuart,
Charles Porter Jr., Shaquille & Ahmaad Pinder, Lashan Glinton,
Perri Charlton, Julian, Whitsun & Soraya Bain, Rollins,
Vincent Jr., Tyler & Felicia Colebrooke; 2 great
grandchildren; 4 sons-in-law: Perry Charlton, Whitney Bain,
Rowland Stuart and Alistaire Pinder; 1 daughter-in-law:
Phylice Colebrooke; mother-in-law: Tricetta Bain; 2 aunts:
Rev. Clemintina Fowler and Maria Martin; many cousins
including: Hon. Vincent Peet, Wendel & Thelma Newton,
Idel Newton, Mavis Stubbs, Emma Pickstock, Althea Sands
and Rev. Robert Colebrooke; 9 brothers-in-law: Wilton,
Oscar, Isaac, Rodney Bain Sr., Jonathan, Joseph, Eroll, Austin,
Rev. Wilbert Rolle; 5 sisters-in-law: Mary Rolle, Claretta
Woodside, Jan Colebrooke, Kirkland Rolle and Esther Rolle
and a host of other relatives and friends including: Bishop
Lonford Bethel and Rev'd Judy Bethel, The Church of God
Temple family, Pastor Michael Pinder and family, Pastor
Kermit Saunders and the family of Kingdom Worhsip Centre
Int'l, Mr. & Mrs. Hanna, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Meadows,
and staff at Flamingo Air Company.

Viewing will be held on Friday, August 1, 2008 from 1:00
p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Church of God Temple, Peach Tree Street,
Freeport and on Saturday, August 2, 2008 from 9:30 a.m. to
service time at the church.

Vaughn O. Jones


"Honoring the memories of loved ones"



". of Marathon Estates and formerly of Deep
. -\ Creek. Eleuthera will be held on Thursday July
31 st. 2008 at 12:00 noon at New Lively Hope
.. Baptist Church, Jerome Avenue. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. A. Shelton Higgs assisted by
Pastor Shameka Morley and Rev. James
Pennerman. Interment'will follow in Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.
Precious memory will forever linger in the hearts of his children, WRC
187 Calpurnia "Kelly Miller Paul", Sheyanda Miller Pratt and Dwight
Miller; grandsons, Raymond Paul Jr., Shawdee Miller and Almonto Pratt;
granddaughters, Carlisa Rolle, lesha Paul, Patricia Miller, Aldica Pratt
and Rediesha Paul; great grand, Jalisa Hanna; sisters, Rosemary Cartwright
and Emerald Nixon; brother, Prince Miller (Deep Creek, Eleuthera); aunts,
Julia, Rowena and Lela Anderson; sons-in-law, Raymond Paul Sr., and
Sherwin Pratt; sister-in-law, Joycelyn Miller; nieces, Minister Marilyn
Nixon Lafleur, Nurse Ingrid Nixon, Thelma Cartwright, Brenda Cartwright,
Oathlee, Desiree, Icelyn Anderson, Marsha Clarke and Chantel Davis;
nephews, Jerome Cartwright, Marco, Deon, Derick, Audley, Terrance,
Prince Jr., Alworth and Equilla Lafleur; grandnieces, Earielle Rolle, Jessica
Miller, Shantavia Grant, Rutycia and Mellie, Simone, Kamone, Crystal
and Flowie Miller; grandnephews, Khy'hiel Davis, Zyndall McKinney
Jr., Anwar and Omar Davis. Sanchez Gray, Brendon Cartwright, Phillip.
Hosea. Jerado and Lance Miller. Danridge, Audley Jr., Alterio and Terrance
Jr.; other relatives and friends including, Gwendolyn and a host of
relatives and friends including, Gwendolyn Brown, Mary, Oleta Clyde
Coakley, Velma Miller, Leotha Clyde Olugbade, Marie Major. Commissioner
King/Freeport Grand Bahama, Charles King, Alvin King, Daisy Rolle,
Elaine Knowles, Kingsley Brown, Norma Miller, Lauy Miller, Blanch
Smith, Nurse Esther Bain, Linda Ash, Donna Johnson, Debbie Smith,
Catherine Rolle, Mrs. Ida Rahming, Evangelist Eloise Major, Ms. Linda
Kemp, Cletus and Edmond, Gloria Anderson, IKenneth Anderson, Cecil
and Leotha Anderson, Geneva and Oral Pinder, William Campbell, Roy,
Phillip, Norma Ferguson; special thanks to, doctor and nurses at Princess
Margaret Hospital, Male Medical I & II, Accident & Emergency, Ambulance
Department, the Nursing Team at A & A Comfort Care Nursing Home, Dr.
Nicholas Fox, Bahamas Electricity Corp., Human Resources, Anointed to
Reign Kingdom Ministries, Pastor Shameka Morley and family, Rev. Dr.
A. Shelton Higgs and family, The New Lively Hope Baptist Church family,
Vaughn 0. Jones Memorial Center family, the Community of Deep Creek,
Viewing will be held in the "Legacy Suite" of Vaughn 0. Jones Memorial
Center, Wulff Road and Primrose Street on Wednesday from 12 noon to
5:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and at the
church from 11:00 a.m. to service time.

Wulff Road and Primrose Street,
Opposite Studio of Draperies
Telephone: 326-9800/1 24 Hour Emergency

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

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i of Sunset Meadows off
,- Cowpen Road and formerly
of Behring Point, Andros
will be held on Saturday,
August 02nd, 2008 at 2:00
Sp.m. at New Lively Hope
Baptist Church, Jerome
Avenue and Chesapeake Road. Officiating will be
Bishop Gregory K. Minnis Sr.

Mr. Coakley is survived by One (1) Daughter:
Shaunte Arlia Coakley; One (1) Brother: Preston
Tucker; Three (3) Sisters: Shirley Tucker, Vanria
and Martha Coakley; Five (5) Nieces: Chevette
Davis, Shavonne Robinson, Able Woman Marine
Tameka Thompson, Shaneria and Felicia McKenzie;
Seven (7) Nephews: Hugo Minnis Sr., Able Seaman
Durell Coleby, Hillary and Marquis Tucker, Javon,
Jade and Clintario Coakley; Two (2) Aunts: Janette
Bain and Geneva Braynen; Two (2) Uncles: Stephen
and Calvin Braynen; Three (3) Grandnieces:
Chacantila Stuart, Shanticka Simmons and Yasmeen
Davis; Two (2) Grandnephews: Tayshaun
Robinson and Hugo Minnis Jr.; Two (2) Nephews-
in-law: PC 2748 Ebonais Davis and PC 3031
Renaldo Robinson; Best Friend: Shantell Ferguson;
Numerous Cousins and other relatives and friends
including: Estrange Wife: Destiny Coakley, the
entire communities of Behring Point and Cargill
Creek, Andros and others too numerous to

Arrangements are being conducted by Butlers'
Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and
York Streets.

rnack of

of Beauford Road, Stapleton Gardens, and
formerly of Forbes Hill .Exuma, will be
held at Church of God of Prophecy, East
Street on August 2nd, 2008 at 2:30 p.m.
Officiating will be Bishop Franklin M.
Ferguson Sr. Pastor. Interment will follow
in Woodlawn Gardens.

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Wulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 Fax: 328-8852




.... He is survived by his wife. Jacqueline
Clarke: parents. Nicolas and Pearlean
Clarke (Decease); brother, Nathanial
Clarke (Deceased): sister, Doramae
Clarke-Sands (Deceased): 4 daughters,
Pearlean Clarke, Alexis. Paulette Price of Perth Australia. Keva Chandler of Cove
Florida, Eldece Clarke: Valarie C.P. Clarke(Deceased): 5 sons, Rodney, Willard,
Sgt. Kenneth Clarke. Warren & Delon Clarke, Kendal Pedro Clarke(Deceased);
22 grand children, Danielle Rahming, Michael Northeast of Perth Australia,
Autherine, Kenneth Jr.. Kenequeka, Kendale, Kandace, Kenya. Carlyle Thompson,
Kavaughn Crawley, D'ldron Smith, Delon Jr., Jade, Delando, Damario, Keno,
Ronique, Christopher, Kevin, Kendra, Warren and Kenron, Kendal Jr., Kamico,
Keiland and Rasheem Clarke; 28 great grand children including. Ashlyn and
Seth, Jaynelle, Jason and Jayda Rahming, Mathia, Kenron, Karina, K'anna, Ketra,
Karen. Kiarrah and Kemron; daughters-in-law. Sandra. Ingrid, Virginia and
Valarie Clarke; sons-in-law, Steve Price of Perth Australia and Wayne Chandler
of Cove Florida: in-laws, Fulton and Dedrieana Bain, Herbert and Patricia Forbes,
Bishop Norward and Ruby Dean. of Florida. Bishop Rudolph and Veroncia Bowe,
Joseph and Lorna Johnson of Florida, Ronald and Lydia Miller, Pastor Dudley
and Dianna Coverley, Ron and Clco Pratt. Leroy and Melvern Davis. Philip and
Dr Bernadette Burrows; nieces, .Sharn, Katherinc. Arnett, Melronv and Brendalee,
Andrea, Cora and Kevin Colebrooke, Velma, Donna and Rodney Minnis, Layvette,
Brenda, Kaye and Andy Maynard, Patrice and Kevin Bain, Deshawn and Mancer
Roberts. Kim and Andy Johnson. Deonne and Calvin Dunbar. Danae and Parrish
Wallace, Dekira and Sam Rutherford. Darnell 7 Derrick Osbouirne, De'Shac and
Eddie Hanchell, Daneshia and Scott Knowles. Deshekia. Delerva and Keith
Thompson. Tamarind Burrows. Rashida Pratt: nephews. Cleveland Clarke.
Fredrick. Darren, Terrell. Lamont, Craig. Terrance. Vaughn Forbhes, Kevan, Korey.
Kendrick Dean, Demetrie, Delmar. Dominiqt'e Johnson. Denrick Miller, Durante,
Damian, Denardo Coverley, Cleonne Miller, Dimiko Davis: Aunt: Eula Morley:
sister-in-law, Francis Clarke; a host of other relatives including. Terrod, Trent.
T'antoine, Lionel Kristin, Danielle Minnis, Kristin Co'cbrooke. Sherrell, Sherez,
Shantrel Bain, Nathan, Monet, Onan Roberts, Carlin. Klishon Forbes, Karette,
Kareem Strachan, Edwina, Khandi Maynard. Tejah and Terah Bain. Mancer Jr.,
Meshack and Mandia Roberts, Terrance Jr., Tehillah and Tattianna Forbes. Mark
and Anissa Johnson, Demetri Jr. and Daynan Bowe, Dontae and Deondra Jacobs,
Desmond Dunbar, Destinee and Delsysia Lowe, D'kaza Burrows, Denricka and
Deshante Miller, Dwight and Delano Ferguson, Kianna and Koen Dean, Kheli
and Kristin Johnson, Nagee and Celine Osbounre, Vaughn Jr., Kavonne and Paris
Forbes, Alaro Jolly Dyllon Maynard, Deijah Knowles, Gabrielle Davis and D'kazi
Hamilton, Terrod Jr., Shanton Bowe. Adrian Reckley Demarlus. Dario, Ladera,
Ladera, Jenaye, Thea, Tiara and Sybil Toothe, Jason Rahming Sr., Harry, Mary
Moss, Betty Cox, Dorothy Coakley, Donna Adderly, Janet Cunningham, Etta Mae
and Granville Weech, Lillian Clarke, Hon. Tommy Turnquest, Mt. Moriah family,
Dr. Cyprian Strachan, Greg and Audrey Clarke, Carol and Carlian Strachan
Security and General staff, Ministry of Tourism staff, Cable Beach Police Station
staff, Rotary Nassau Sunrise, Juan and Anna Mendoza, Beauford Road family,
The Church of God of prophecy, East Street family, The church of God of Prophecy
Englerston family, The parish of the most holy Trinity family and the Bahamas
Brass Band family.
Friends may pay their last respect at The Rock of Ages Funeral Chapel on Wulff
road and Pinedale, on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6p.m. and at the church from
1:30pm on Saturday until service time.

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MARKET STREET P.O. BOX GT-2097 TEL: 323-5782

Visit his web site at behnson-carter.memory-of.com


a resident of Danottage Estates and formerly
of Turks & Caicos Islands, will be held at
.St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill
Street, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Fr. David N. Cooper, assisted by
Deacon Andrew Burrows. Interment follows
in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Behnson is survived by his wife, Judy Carter;
two sons, Jyles and Yvon Carter; daughters,
Takeisha Carter and Vanessa Wilson; mother, Violet Ferguson; caregiver,
Beverly Hunter; grand children, Vernestell Wilson, Prindeisha, Prinusha and
Takia Cornish, Keyvon George, Justinque Carter, Brivante Smith; sisters,
Mary Neely and Donna Francis; brothers, Emmanuel Glinton, James Ferguson
and Lionel Seymour; adopted son, Randy Seymour; mother-in-law, Lillian
Bowe-Ward; brothers-in-law, Ellis George, Kent and Gary Ward, Harry
Kemp, Michael Francis, Terrance Neely and Earl Hall; sisters-in-law, Winnifred,
Pat, Kaye and Delores Ward, -Marilyn Ward-Kemp, Sylvia, Ingrid and Bernice
Ward, Donna Ferguson, Ethlyn Ferguson, Felicia Glinton, Evangeline Ford
and Willamae McKenzie; aunts, Consuela, Susan and Rosena Carter, Sarah,
Julia Seymour, Susan and Ethel Seymour; uncles, William and Arnold Seymour;
nieces, Sherrel Hamilton, Stantell Neilly, Jena Roker, Jimeka and Jaymae
Ferguson, Orlandera Glinton, Antilla, Margo, Doralee, Tanya Ward, Noelle
Scott, Jaynna Ward, Alphaneise Stubbs, Dominique and Kentisha Ward, Caryn
Moss and Bryttany Roberts; nephews, Sharran Milfort, Kevano Musgrove,
Norman Seymour, Kevin Bain, Jermaine Ferguson, Troy Ward, Daks Duncason,
George Ward Jr., Charles Moss Jr., Kent Jr., and D'nard Ward, Mathew Kemp,
Shawn Francis and Antoine; other relatives and friends including, Thelma
Seymour, Rosie Larrimore and family, Samuel Glover, Selvin McKenzie,
Rudolph Smith, Alfred Walkes, Stephen Moncur, Ephriam Jones, Marilyn
Major and family, Stephanie Lightbourne and family, the family of the late
Stafford and Iva Bowe, Noralean Johnson, Georgianna Munnings, Patronia
Martin, Pat Paul, Moses Curry and family, Mavis Johnson and family, Roselda
Fountain and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Bullard and family, Ms. Catherina
Saunders, the family of the late Ruebin and Madline Ward, the family of the
late David and Maude Romer, Marion Bowe and family, the family of the late
Bertram Bowe, the family of the late Lillian Bowe, Charles Mackay and
family, Nigel Bowe and family, Joan McKay and family, Kenneth Bowe and
family, the family of the late Jerry and Ismae Ferguson and family, the family
of the late Charles Morley, The Knights of Columbus family, the entire Holy
Family Church, Dr. Theodore Turnquest and the Oncology Staff, Dr. and Mrs.
Homer Bloomfield, the entire Cancer Society family, Zelda Evans, Kenwood
Kerr, Keith Dawkins, William Nottage, Orinthea Nesbitt, Sonia Dames,
Terrance Fountain, Rev. Dr. Ivan Butler and family, Bishop Ross Davis and
family and The Golden Gates Assembly World Outreach Ministries, Deacon
Burrows and Father Forbes and the entire Danottage Estate Association; Sean
Lightbourn and Nashorn Rolle, Allan and Ruby Strachan and family, Ella
Knowles and family, Charles Hoss Sr., H/M Samuel "Booky" Johnson, Monique
Adderley, Gordon Tomlins.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Cancer Society of the Bahamas,
P. 0. Box 6539, Nassau, The Bahamas.

The family request friends and well wishers to please wear pastel, happy
colors, to.the.funeral service.

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


a resident of Oleander Ave., South Beach
and formerly of James Cistern, Eleuthera,
will be held at First Holiness Church of God,
Bamboo Town, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Charles Lewis,
assisted by Evangelist Maritta Brown and
Bro. Winsette Cooper. Interment follows in
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Frank and Jennie Bethel; 7 sisters,
Dorothy Miller of Millars, Long Island, Ellen McKenzie, Georgina Mortimer,
Marina Jaqui of West Palm Beach, Angela Gaitor, Cutell and Brenda; 5
brothers, Marvin, Thorton, Ricardo, Phillip Bethel and Jeffery Rolle; 15
aunts, Muriel Cooper of Eleuthera, Kathleen Smith of New York, Ethel
Knowles and Marie Ingraham of Eleuthera, Gladys Longley, Margaret Smith,
Mary Culmer, Edith McClain, Olive Mercer of Miami, Fla., Genevieve, Verdell
and Ruth Bethel of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Roslyn and Doris Bethel of
Eleuthera and Edith Garnett; 6 uncles, Frederick and Willie Bethel of Freeport,
Grand Bahama, Hon. Oswald Ingraham MP for South Eleuthera, Raynold
Culmer Jr., Cecil Longley and Minard Smith; 3 brothers-In-law, Ted Miller
of Millars, Long Island, Anthony McKenzie and Lynden Gaitor; 4 sisters-in-
law, Louise, Alleretha and Erica Bethel and Sonja Rolle; 12 nieces, Felecia,
Sanitra, T'anne, Jasmin, Lyndera, Lyndese, Lyndisha, Shereece, Sherea, Donica,
Tiajuana McKenzie; 20 nephews: Travalies, Tomiko, Terahn, Tenej Miller,
Michael Sr., Frank, Michael Jr, Shequille, Lorenzo, Telon, Lashawn, Chrispin
Jr., Cameron, Jason, Lynder Jr., Rashad McKenzie, Jethro, Jordan and Keino;
3 grand nephews, Alex, Jermaine and Otis; 1 grand niece, Jonell; 1 adopted
brother, Rodger D. Sands; other relatives and friends, Agatha, Vincent,
Sherry, Roscoe, Joy, Monique, Warren, Shantell, Jemma, Craig, Lavette,
Penny, Essiemae Rolle, Willie and Christopher Mercer, Emerald, Brian,
Wilamae, Rosemary Thompson, Patricia Davis, Wincett, Royal and Gary
Cooper, Janette Lawson, James Smith, Clara McPhee, Eloise Miller, Wendy,
Velma, Lorna, Sheldon, Bonnie, Tanya, Thomasine, Tenielle, Casey, Cassie,
Monique, Indianna, Mark and Ron, Barbara Johnson, Tony Curtis, Hugh
Barry, Stanley Barr, Kevin Sands, Harry Sands, George Rolle, Stephen Forbes,
Paul Isaacs, Gloria Rolle, Nurse Elvina Whymms and Janet Adderley, Whyms
family, Wring family, Olive Neely and family, McPhee family, Iris Clark and
family, Weech family, Trevor Rolle and family, Hunter family, Stuart family,
Esther Bodie and family, Richards family, Pastor Charles and Ruth Lewis,
Maritta Cartwright-Brown, Vemancha Blatch, Phyllis Bastian, Myrtle Curry,
Meryl Desmangles, Jill of Canada, The Zion Methodist Ministries family,
employees of Booze and Cruise and Barbie's Beauty Salon, doctors and nurses
of PMH, Dr. Orlando, Nurse Mitchell, Sister Pratt and Mrs. Knowles and
many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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


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a resident of Elizabeth Estates and
formerly of Chesters's, Acklins, will
be held at The Mission Baptist
Church, #63 Hay Street, on Saturday
at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Dr.
R. E. Cooper, Jr., assisted by Rev'd
Michael Symonette, Rev'd James A.
Rahming and pastoral associates of
the Mission Baptist Church.
Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Reverend Edmund
and Leader Eliza Johnson; two brothers, Dr. Eldon and Glen
Johnson; five sisters, Nurse Charlotte, Sandra and Noman
Reservist Police Constable Eleanor Johnson, Corine Curry and
Dorenda Hanna; nieces (8), Pandora Chisholm Brown of Miami
Florida, Yvette Williams, Lydera, Lakeisha, Glendera Johnson,
Jacquie Carey, Denille Newry, Lisa Musgrove; sister-in-law,
Dr. Lydia Johnson; brother-in-law, Laurence Hanna;
nephews(6): Janis Deleveaux, Kendrick Curry, Demitri Swain,
Ryan, and Tony Johnson and Jeremy Pople; aunts(2), Louise
Bowleg, Brenetha Smith; uncles (3), Bishop Sherwin Smith,
Evan Moss, George Daley; numerous relatives and friends
including, but not limited to, Admiral and Deloris Ferguson
and family, Uncle Max and Maxine, Julian and family, Evans
and Isilda Moss and family, Bishop Sherwin and Dorothy Smith
and family, George and Jennet Daley and family, Roselyn and
Gustilla Johnson and family, Yvonne Taylor and family, Minister
Silvia Collie and the Pilgrim Baptist Church family, the family
of Zion Baptist Church of Chester's Acklins, Bishop Harry
Collie, Shirley White and family, Superintendent of Police
Reverend Jeffery Deleveaux and family, Shirley Pratt and family,
Brenda Coakley and family, Britney McKenzie, Minister Venice
Collie and family, Celsior Deveaux, and family Lorene Bugg,
Pamela Ingraham, Evlyn Collie and family, Althea Moss, Bryal
Ferguson and family, Victoria Hanna, Ernestine, Judymae,
Nelson, Johnson and family, Christine, Freda-Mae, Valerie
Cynthia, and Claramae Johnson, Geneive Collie, Mariette
Deveaux, Karen Knowles, Janet Deveaux and family, Maneria
Rolle -and family, Harold Black and family, Rev. Newton
Williamson and family, Leadon Cox and family, Pastor C. B.
Moss and family, Hon V. Alfred Gray and family, Syvannus
Curry and family, Eloise Johnson and family, David Moss and
family, Mrs. Gracie Ferguson and family, BTC family, BEC
family, Reverend Dr. R.E. Cooper and the Mission Baptist
Church family, Reverend Dr. Ranford Patterson and Cousin
Mcphee Chapel family, Free in Jesus Church family, Pentecostal

Church family Nassau Village, Zion Baptist Yamacraw family,
Mt. Carmel Native Baptist family, St. John's Native Baptist
Society of Churches, The Odd Fellow Lodge family, Galilee
Ministry and family, Bahamas Seventh Day Adventist Church
family, National Insurance Board, Mr. Charles Virgil and Scotia
Bank family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on
Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
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a resident of Cordeau x Ave. and
formerly of Port-De-Paix, Haiti, will
be held at Metropolitan Church of
the Nazarene, East Street and
Bahama Ave. on Saturday at 1:00
p.m. Officiating will be Bishop Jean
Yves Gelin and Pastor Nelsen Pierre.
Interment follows in Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard


Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Orikia Drcely; one
son: SteffDorcely; one daughter, Breanna Dorcely; his mother,
Satrice Dorcely; five brothers, Ives, Wisler, Gesnel, Lukadin
and Enoch Dorcely; step father: Betho Augustave; six sisters,
Merlande, Rose Marie, Betty, Olga, Gladis and Veona Dorcely;
two uncles, Napredieu and Ellan; one aunt, Nella Valcin; eleven
nephews, James Kelly, Carleb Etienne Kesnel, Boblyby, Delvins
of Miami, Fla., Wislet, Ernest, Wally, Francis, Jean Roberts,
Errol, Carl; eleven nieces, Ruth Balande, Samantha, Yoldine,
Jhondika, Flore, Judith, Francoise, Chantal, Janet, Nadia of
Miami, Fla.; eleven cousins, Elvie, Jean, Remy Archil Agathe
St. Luke, Dorcely, Cidoine, Dorcely, Jules, Wilner Pierre Marie,
Mah, Krisianne; mother-in-law, Vigina Oradin; brothers-in-
law, Medilet, Maxen, Chanoine, Johnson, Jean Kelly; sisters-
in-law, Orma, Louinise, Rose, Marry, Genitha, Esperancia;
other relatives and friends including, Julio, Timar, Kelande,
Dala, Tiyaya, Wilbert, Ermanie, John, Vada, Samuel and Edma
Blanc, Mrs. Farrison, Milaine, Salaine, Augustave, Joe, Walna,
Wilner Maxen, Brenice (Boston) and his church family
Cornerstone Zion Church.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.on Friday and on
Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and at the church from
12:00 noon until service time.

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a resident of Winton Heights, will be
held at Holy Cross Anglican Parish,
,a fv Soldier Road, on Saturday at 10:00
a.m.. Officiating will be Rev'd. Fr.
Norman Lightbourne, assisted by Rev'd
Fr. Ethan Ferguson. Interment follows
in Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.

He is survived by his wife, Leonie; his
daughter, Lynette; stepmother,
Prescola Lockhart; five sisters, Deaconess Rosemary McPhee,
Jacqueline Lotmore, Patricia McKinney, Jacqueline Wallace, Joy
Lockhart; two brothers, Sonny and Don Lockhart; two aunts,
Minerva Cooper, Flora Robins; sisters-in-law, Mabel Williams, Min.
Ivy Poitier, Anna Bethell, Mildred, Sylvia, Donna and Patricia
Hamilton; brothers-in-law, Oliver Hamilton, Ernest McPhee, Rev.
Chillian Poitier; nieces & nephews, Carla Curry, Arame Strachan,
Amanraah and Shamelle Ford, Omar and Judy Cox, Vernal Smith,
Lathera Lotmore, Lloyd and Renee McKinney-McPherson, Ralph
McKinney, Reno Knowles, Reine, Gabrielle and Rhinon McKinney,
Alan Wallace, Scott Robinson, June and James Dawkins, Eartha and
Timothy Granderson, Simone Johnson, Tavia Wallace-Bryce, Janice,
Duran, Tenia and Ashley Wallace, Lincoln and Kenva Mullings,
Terrence and Isabella Jones, Almond Weech, Rudolph and Patrice
Rolle, Colleen, Judy, Elizabeth and Caroline Sweeting, Anthony
Butler, Lemuel, Randolph and Mario Sweeting, Christopher McQueen,
Brian and Antoinette Hamilton, Fayette Fernander, Wayne and
Paulette Poitier, Dr. Myles and Chelsea Poitier, Melissa Poitier,
Ramon and Dr. Kamala Gray-Poitier, Leroy and Natasha Moss,
Stanley and Desmond Bethell, Andrew Thompson, Omeko, Amanda
and Kendra Hamilton, Philip and Terecita Minnis; other relatives
and friends including, Edward Thompson, Michel Tharvil (Scott),
Frederick Taylor and family, William Taylor and family, Patricia
Roberts, Wilhelmina Smith, Joan Butler, Juanita and Leila Greene,
Orry Sands, Patsy White, Janet Davis, Rowann Eljubary, Rodney
and Eddie Rolle, Brynda Knowles, Hickwood Heastie, Jennie Wilson,
Lavern Butler, Jen Wells, Terry Robins, Peter Isaacs and family,
Lillian Williamson, Nikitress Sands and family, Patricia Rolle and
family, Doris Redd, Sandra Martin, Andy and Bianca Lockhart,
Wilfred and Blanch Weech of Bimini, Jeanine Weech-Gomez,
Phillippa Weech-Lloyd, Dr. Mark and Andre Weech, Cyril, Arthur,
Phillip and Leo Roberts, George and Teresa Johnson and family,
Wilfred and Dorothy Horton and family, Marquetta and Doris Collie,
Stephanie Duncanson and family, Dellareese Sully, Anne-Marie Bain
and family, June Lunn and family, Melanie Miller, Verna Elcock,
John Taylor and family, Felix McKinney, The Joffers, The Moxeys,
The Maycocks, The Wilsons, The Poitiers, The Millers, The Robins,
The Edwards, Bursel and Deidre Woods and family, Jaradette Dean
and family, The ACM, Usher Board and all members and organizations
of the Holy Cross Parish family, The staff of the US Embassy,

Bahamas Customs and Cable Bahamas, special thanks, to Maxwell
and Owen Hamilton, Sabrina Forbes, Brian Lightbourne, Donnita
Bethell, Fathers Norman Lightbourne and Ethan Ferguson, and the
many Turks & Caicos Islanders who assisted us during our time of

We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to the countless others not
mentioned who assisted with their love and prayers.

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


Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Ro


a resident of McCartney Lane off Wulff
Road and formerly of Five Cays, Turks
& Caicos Island, will be held at
Amazing Grace Missionary Baptist
Church, Wilson Tract off Andros Ave.
on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Rev'd Elva Johnson, assisted
by Rev'd Merian Roberts, Rev'd Dr.
George Barry and other ministers of
the gospel. Interment follows in Old

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Perry and Matson Delancey;
daughters-in-law, Darlene and Joan Delancey; grandchildren,
Christopher, Matson Jr., Maxine, Maurice and Josh Delancey; brother,
Sherman Rigby; sisters, Joyce and Gloria Ewing, Inez Rigby, Mary
Wilchombe and Gloria Delancey; nieces, Enid Capron, Irene Ewing,
Olga Ewing-Stubbs, Claudette Ewing, Donna Simpson, Jean Bullard,
Sharon Moss and Chrisper Bridgewater; nephews, Cleveland Rigby,
Llewwlyn Ewing, Reno and Reynard Rigby, Maxwell, Floyd, Blythe,
Ricardo, Sanford, Joseph, Andrew, Kirigsley Ewing, Charles, Tony,
Terry and Ryan Bridgewater; cousins, Rev. Thomas Rigby, Neville
Clarke, Albert, Donald, Oswald Rigby, Josephine Capron, Emada
Henfield, Lorene Forbes, Isabelle King, Ida Rigby, Alice Hall, and
Mary Capron; numerous Grand nieces and nephews, Great grand
nieces and nephews and great great grand nieces and nephews
and a host of other relatives and friends, Mavis Tinker, Janet
Adderley, Elaine Hamilton and family, Irene Mullings and family,
Rev. Elva Johnson and family, Deaconess Moxey and family, the
Ewing, Stubbs, Delancey, Rigby and Clark families, the Amazinig
Grace Missionary Baptist Church family, the Commonwealth Mason
Order of the Eastern Star family and the McCartney Lane families.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.on Friday and at Amazing
Grace Missionary Baptist Church from 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and on
Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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a resident of Ragged Island Street,
will be held at Englerston Gospel
Chapel, Watlings Street and
Cordeaux Ave. on Saturday at
2:00 p.m. Officiating will be
Pastor Ricardo Turner, assisted
by Elder Edison Rolle. Interment
Cemetery, Old Trail Road.

Precious memory will forever live in the hearts of his
mother, Carolyn Smith; his children, Demetrius, Sophia,
Patrick Jr., Dominique, and Lakeisha Smith also step-son,
Lashawn Turnquest; grandchildren, Shelayah, Doniquea,
Shannon, Kennedy, Coby, Warren and Jahniah; brothers,
Michael, Franklyn, Durie, Craigston, Berthram, Dr. Sidney
and Dr. Larry Smith; sisters, Mrs. Carol Ritchie, Linda
Smith and Mrs. Cynthia Taylor; sisters-in-law, Karen,
Denise, Sheila and Dr. Charlene Blatch Smith; brother-in-
law, Kurtz Ritchie, Aunts, Mrs. Maria King, Mrs. Arnett
Cooper, Mrs. Louise Smith and Mrs. Delores Nottage;
grand aunt, Mrs. Vera Carey; grand uncle, Mr. Carl Carey;
nieces, Ramarca, Sarah, Kashonta, Durieann, Daria,
Synteche, Daniel, Christavia, Shannon, Shirann, Shiran,
Monesha, Olivia, Shannon, Lynn, Anishka, Vanda,
Kimberlene, Catherine and Sandreen; nephews, Franklyn
Jr, Dremico, Darmalus Dorum, D'Angelo, Durie Jr,
Osbourne, Mikyle Sherwin, Lloyd, Jamal, Robert Dario,
Lawrence, Miquel, Malachi, Maximillian, Clifton and
Ranchau; grand nieces, Tonesha, Savanah and lyana; grand
nephew, Jamario; a host of other relatives and friends
including, The King, Thompson, Moxey and Coopers
family, Doreen Dean, Elva Roach, Celeste Rolle, The
Higginbottom family, Mrs.Grace Johnson, The Gaitor family,
The Archers family, The Bullards family, Englerston Gospel
Chapel and The Ragged Island Street family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday
and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and at the
church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

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Sa resident of Dumping Ground
Corner, and formerly of Black
Point, Andros, will be held at St.
John's Native Baptist Cathedral,
Meeting Street, on Saturday at
_--___._ 3:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev.
Dr. Hervis L. Bain. Interment
follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.

Left to cherish his memory are his faithful and loving wife,
Palma Jane Cooper; 4 sons, Wendell Cooper, Minister
Rupert Cooper, Kevin and Robert Cooper Jr.; 4 daughters,
Chantell Cooper Deveaux, Delinca, Rochelle and Shakera
Cooper; 13 grandchildren, Kishnell Cooper, Deigo
Burrows, Dominica and Shanea Deveaux, Everette Thurston,
Wendell Cooper Jr., Shane Roberts, Alesia and Rachel
Cooper, Kevin Jr, Kemron and Shantino Cooper and Vakier
Bastian; 4 brothers, Nehemiah, Cloeophas, Thomas and
Salathiel Cooper; 2 sisters, Vera Rolle and Morley Kemp;
1 adopted sister, Lola Roker; 1 aunt, Eplic Wallace; 1
uncle, Randulph Wallace; 3 brothers-in-law, Lloyd and
Gerod Newbold and Arthur Dean; sisters-in-law, Evangelist
Angela and Catherine Cooper, Sandra Dean, Josephine and
Porsha Newbold, Alberta Cooper of Obendale, New York,
Shirley Cooper, Lerline Cooper of Maimi Fl., and Margie
Cooper; 3 daughters-in-law, Alvina, Elouise and Shantia
Cooper; 1 son-in-law, Sidney Deveaux Jr.; numerous
nieces and nephews including, Gertrude, Lyvade, Alonzo,
Shanva Cooper, Kayla Jean, Rico, Carlen, Kaylen, Enezil,
Renaldo, Jeremico, Keisha, Patrick and Nevil Rolle, Van
Brown, Beryl Brown, Carol Dean and Lilymae Dean, Nadia
Brown and Dr. Brenda Clear; numerous relatives and
friends including, the entire Cooper family, the entire Bain
Town family, doctors and staff of PMH, Male Medical I,
Doctors Hospital, the entire Nassau Flight Services family,
Nassau Palm Resort and Pastor Laurence Russell.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral
Home, Market Street, from 10-6:0 p.m. on Friday and on
Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-l:00 p.m. and at the church from
2:00 p.m. until service time.

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W. ROSE, 85
a resident of Long Cay and formerly
of Lumber, Acklins, will be held at
Alberts Town, Long Cay, on Friday
at 12:00 noon. Officiating will be
Apostle J. Rodney Roberts.
Interment follows in Long Cay
Public Cemetery.

Left to cherish his memory are his

twelve children and forty-one grandchildren, Stephanie Rose,
Angel Watkins, Alretha and Thorton Bethel, William and Matthew
-Rose, of Calgary Canada, Terrance and Ingrid Roberts, Thersea
Roberts and Amanda Moxey, Quentin and Sharmaine Porter,
Shaqueno, Shaquan, Shaquay and Shaquent Porter, Natalie
McPhee, Kermit and Lynette Rose, Woman Sergeant 2041 Yvette
Rose-Rodgers and Corporal 818 Wayne Rodgers and O'Neil
"O.J", Bernard Rose, Royal Bahamas Defense Force Leading
Mechanic Charles and Lynette Rose, Charlia, Charles and Carlia
Rose,.Stephen Jr. and Jackie Rose, Eddison, Lashan, Jonathan,
Katriana, Keneesha, Kenva, Shawn, Stephen III, Stevon, Stefan,
Stevonia, Stephenique Rose, Doris and Willie Anderson, Shamika,
Michelle Rolle, Andera, Latoya, Audrianna, Trevor, Domonic,
and Deangelo Anderson, Autrene Rose and Paul Clarke Jr.,
Elinique and Patranique, Ellen, Margaret and Kriston Cartwright,
Randolph (deceased) and Michelle Rose and Sydneka Rose,
Shavonne Smith, Shenique, Sheanda, Dominic and Dion Sands;
-sixteen great-grand children, one sister, Mrs. Iris Hanna; two
brothers-in law, E. George Moss and Clayton Hanna; four
sisters-in-law, Edna Fraser, Veronica Rigby, Maggie Moss and
Queenie Rose; nieces including, Ruthmae Farquharson, Pearl
Fraser, Pastor Roslyn Astwood, Mizpah Darling, Bernadette
Lewis, Sharlene Bethell, Estermae and Merthlyn Hanna; nephews
including, Delvano Farquharson, Wilfred and Pete Rose, Marcus
Hanna, Alvin and Allan Fraser, Brian Lewis and Tarek Williams,
other family members including, Winnifred Ward, Heather
Fowler, Deloris Poitier, Anthony Watkins, Maverick Moxey,
Daisy Turner, Cleomie Woods, Gary and Stephen Kelly, Enoch
Ferguson, Leonard Roker, Evangelist Carolee Wilson, Natasha
Bethel-Sands, the community of Long Cay, Mr. and Mrs. Desmond
Collie, Vernita Leadon, Kenneth Farquharson, a host of other
relatives and friends including, The staff of Geriatrics Hospital,
Culrner's Ward, the pastor and members of Five Porches of
Deliverance Centre Apostolic Tabernacle, the Pastor and members
of Holy Ghost and Fire Deliverance Centre, Kiwanis Club of
New Providence, Temple Christian Pre & Ele nentary School,
Allen Emmanuel, Bishop Leroy Emmanuel, Jessie, Dorine and
Friends may pay their last respects at D meritte's Funeral Home
on Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and in Acklins on Friday
from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

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of Cox Way and formerly of Palmetto Point,
Eleuthera will be held on Saturday at 11am
at BFM Diplomat Centre, Carmichael Road.
Officiating will be Dr Richard Pinder assisted
by Pastor Henry Francis and Dr Patrick Rolle.
Interment will follow in Lakeview Gardens,
JFK Drive.

He is survived by: His father, Asa Wilshire
Bethel Sr; five sisters, Delores Major, Jewel
Sands, Jean Johnson, Nancy Summer and
Joy Bethel of Miramar, Florida; three brothers,
Danny, Nigel and Gladwin Bethel of Miramar,
Florida; seven aunts, Rennie Thompson, Janey Bethel, Sheila Knowles, Naomi,
Norma and Brenda Johnson; two uncles, Eric Johnson Sr and Lloyd Johnson Sr;
six nieces, Demetria and Tiffany Major, Krysia Mtetwa-Marshall, Dominique
Humes, Janell Sands-Cummings and Danielle Bethel of Fort Lauderdale, Florida;
eight nephews, Deanzo, Denzel and Deneko Bethel, Ranjan Johnson, Jared
Major, Jason Sands, Tyler Jones of Miramar, Florida and Michael Bethel of Fort
Lauderdale, Florida, four grandnieces Jada Armbrister, Aneysa Adderley, Caira
Greene and Shontae Pratt; one grandnephew, Cairo Greene; one mother-in-law,
Nellie Fyne; two sisters-in-law, Denise Bethel and Veranique Collie Varot
Kangath; three brothers-in-law, Raymond Johnson, Gary Sands and Sudhir Varot
Kangath; cousins, Antoinette, Elaine, Marvin, Gary and Michael Bethel and
Enid Albury of Forth Lauderdale, Florida, Marie Thompson, Evelyn Winder,
Velda Campbell and Ann Darling, Eric and Emory Sands, Michelle Liu -
Williamson, Mark Thompson, June Mitchell, Leona Strachan, Wilshire, Kenneth,
Keith and Churchill Bethel, Lloyd Johnson Jr, Eric Johnson Jr, and Waden
Johnson, June Poitier, Brenda Sands and Tracy Knowles, Austina Symonette,
Karen Austina and Gary Johnson, Janesta Russell, Sheila Mcduffie, Aldyth
Thrower, Laveme Johnson, Pauline Johnson, Deloris Carey, Maria Jones, Christine
Burgers, Brenda Sands and Muriel Johnson, Ken and Eron Sands extended
families and friends, Aisha, Ashley and William Poitier, Heidi Johnson, Gabriella
Giraka, Baldwin Johnson, Lauren, Yasmine and Sadiera Johnson, Evadne Greene,
Miriam Knowles, Rev Rufus Hanna and family, Chiquita Bullard, Keith Evans
and family, Aqueelah, Jamelah, Shafeeq and Muqtasid Thompson,-Michelle
Johnson, Ricardo, Catherina, Christina and Cache Knowles, Rashid, Rassin and
Tyler Johnson, Rev Philip Bethel and Yvonne Bethel, Iris Knowles, Ann Bethel,
Theresa Thompson, Ted and Sandra Sealy, Daryl Brown, Hope Thurston and
family, Satella Cox and Danielle Knowles, Livingston and Marie Stuart, Grenda
Colebrooke, Pat Archer and family, Racquel Cartwright, Edna Sands and family,
Mr and Mrs Baltron Bethel and family, Rev Prince Hepburn and family, Dacosta
Williams and family, Garfield Deal and family, Rev Joshua Culmer and family,
South Palmetto Point Families, Pastor Lyle Bethel and family, Rev Godfrey
Bethel and family, The Bahamas Faith Ministries family, Marriage Keepers
family and the Real Men Ministries family and a host of other relatives and
friends too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay'their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary, Rosetta Street,
Palmdale from 10am to 6pm on Friday and at on Saturday at the church from
10am until service time.

The calf walked out!
Scripture Text: Exodus 32: especially verse 24:
"I said to them, whosoever has any gold, let them break
it off. So they gave it to me: then I cast it into the fire,
and this calf came (walked) out."


Aaron was a gifted leader; chosen by God to become
Moses' Second in Charge; in answer to Moses'
apprehension to lead God's Chosen People out of
Egyptian affliction. Moses' chief complaint at the time,
Pastor Ben Bailey "I have a speech impediment." This unpleasant incident
The Prophetic Voice concerning Aaron's lame explanation of the golden calf;
P. 0. Box N-9518 is an eye-opener to people universally, that the most
Nassau, Bahamas proficient leader possesses some flaw, which will
Tpv.inc@coralwave.com eventually be uncovered under intense pressure. Aaron
abandoned his responsibility as the Acting Chief
Commander, and sanctioned the people's corrupt
activities during Moses' absence.
The Golden Calf: The people determined that God probably killed Moses, and
persuaded Aaron to craft a figure of the familiar Egyptian Apis Bull (god of nature);
they brought the idolatrous ceremonial gold earrings to Aaron: who scandalously
submitted to their demand, fashioning the calf with a graving tool. Aaron called
for a feast to the Egyptian god Apis, which turned into an abominable orgy. The
children of Israel were enjoying the most degrading earthly festival of their lives,
worshipping the golden calf, and living a disgraceful and immoral lifestyle.
Meanwhile, Moses was on the mountain seeking the Presence of God; and
receiving the three foundational structures for the new kingdom of Israel, namely:
The Torah (The Legal Structure, [The Constitution], Judicial Organization, or The
Law); The Instructions (Executive Administrative Structure, General Orders,
Directives), and The Blueprint for the Tabernacle (Design for the Comprehensive
National Worship Service); returning to the encampment after Joshua reported
a sound of war in the camp. Moses furiously threw the tablets out of his hands,
and broke them, burnt the calf, ground it to powder, sprinkled it upon the water,
and made the children of Israel drink it.

Moses, God's Representative, proceeded to reckon with the sinners, and called
them to give an account. He began with Aaron, as God similarly began with
Adam, because he had been placed as Acting Chief in Charge, along with Hur
(Third in Charge). Aaron was terrified when Moses questioned him relative to his
part in the transgression; Moses asked Aaron, what did the people do to you,
that you brought this enormous offence upon them? Aaron childishly insinuated
that when he threw the gold into the fire the calf came (walked) out in that shape;
either by accident, or by the magical art of a citizen of their foreign population,
but not a word of his fashioning the calf with a graving tool.
Listen as Aaron imitated a Great Bahama Bank Crawfish, and attempted to
reverse himself out of the predicament: He lied by claiming he simply threw gold
into the fire, and this calf came (walked) out: This would really be humorous, if
the matter was not serious; then again, you cannot help but express amusement
at Aaron's statement; I think Moses must have laughed incredulously, "Aaron,
what do you mean, you poured gold into the fire and the calf came (walked)
Aaron had authority similar to a Chief Justice over the people, nevertheless, he
pleaded that the people overwhelmed him; he possessed the authority to restrain
them, but very little resolve, eventually yielding to them. It is inexcusable, for
Governors to humour people in their sins, and tolerate the kind of behaviour they
pledged to diligently terrorize.
Moses probably asked a series of questions: Did they-ambush you, to displease
your God, and indulge the people? Did they threaten to stone you; and what
restrained you from terrifying them worse than they could scare you?" Men can
only entice us to sin; they cannot compel us. Men can frighten us; but, if we do
not play their game, they cannot harm us.
Men naturally attempt to shift their guilt; our ancestors, Adam and Eve are terrific
examples; sin is comparable to an obnoxious child that nobody is eager to own.
Aaron would have been better served if he said nothing, his offence was aggravated
by his defence; and yet he was not only spared, but preferred; as sin abounded,
grace did much more abound.
A great deal of difference is made between those that presumptuously rush into
sin, and those, who through weakness are shocked into it. Those that share in
sin help to damage their partners, and actually destroy each other. Society
expresses relief, when disrespectful behaviour committed with heroic presumption
is challenged and exposed, and the perpetrators sneak off overwhelmed in their
The king that sits upon the throne of judgment bearing God's Sword of Justice,
is endowed with power to scatter every kind of evil with his eyes.


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FOR the man who wants to step
outside of the box and live as the true
head of his home, it starts now -
whether he is already married, prepar-
ing for marriage, or hopes to be mar-
ried someday. Dr Thompson offers
the following tips:
Begin by developing a personal
relationship with Jesus Christ.
Get to know yourself; look deep

within and discover what is your pur-
pose in life, and set goals for the
Realize that taking on a wife and
a family means responsibility. A man
needs to know that he is there to
serve his wife and children.
Realize that being the head of the
home means being a provide. Men
cannot escape the fact that their role
involves being a financial provider in
the home.
Make a point to be involved in

In the midst of creating the world,
God made man and woman unique
among all of this wonder. He created
man, and charged him with naming
and then having dominion over all
the birds and beasts that He had cre-
ated, arid then he shaped woman as
his helpmate, to live in an harmo-
nious relationship, working together
to accomplish His will.
Again and again throughout scrip-
ture the role of man, sometimes as
an individual, and at other times jux-
taposed against that of the woman,
is outlined. In Ephesians 5, we see
him as head of the wife as Christ is
head of the church. And in I
Corinthians 11, his leadership is
closely compared to Christ's leader-
But does today's Bahamian male
know what being the head of a
household actually entails? Does he
even have a clue?
If you were to ask Rev Dr Wesley
L Thompson, senior pastor of
Mount Pleasant Green Baptist
Church International on East &
Quakoo Street, it would be like
opening a can of worms. In the years
that he has been counselling married
couples and families, and through
his observation of manhood over the
years, he is not sure if the majori-
ty of Bahamian men today truly
have a clue as to what is their role
as head of their home.
This ignorance, he believes, is
closely related to the fact that
many of them know little about
being responsible which is where
Dr Thompson believes true man-
hood begins.
-. ". I think the reason for what is
happening today is that they don't
know what it is to be responsible.
It's maybe because they haven't
seen examples of responsibility
' acted out; he hasn't seen responsibil-
ity demonstrated in his home," Dr
Thompson told Tribune Religion.
According to Rev Thompson, in
the last 40 years there has been a
deterioration in the number of
responsible fathers and responsible
husbands. And as a result, men don't
know how to treat their wives or
any woman for that matter. Some of
the old values, he said, have been
"For exaniple, my father dealt

ongoing self improvement activities.
As a society, Dr Thompson believe
that the Bahamas needs to redefine
what it means to be a man and hus-
band all over again.
"We need to show men that
because their biological clocks are
ticking or because they want to satis
an ego or feels that he has something
he needs to prove with having chil-
dren or a wife, is not what makes yo
a man.



SEE page 27

"But many of today's males don't
know anything about what'it takes. He
can't even make love to his wife
because he doesn't know how to treat
a lady. Unfortunately, he only knows
what he learnt on TV or what he heard
on the blocks," Dr Thompson noted.
Hopefully, by implementing the
aforementioned tips, young men can
begin the journey to understanding
what it takes to be an effective head of
the home.

IN a day when men seem to
be struggling with understanding
their roles as fathers, husbands,
and even their individual purpose as
human beings, perhaps the best place
to look to understand the concept of

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it to be so

* NOW more than ever, we i

need to be a people of hope.
We have to believe that God is
working it all out in our favour
in the end and that we will be
victorious. We cannot gripe
and complain like everyone
else, thinking negatively, and
adding to the burdens that oth-
ers carry.
Faith produces hope concerning
things unseen. Are you a hopeful per-
son? Are you a lifter of spirits or a dis-
courager? Even the suffering that we
endure has been, and will be,
redeemed. We have to come out swing-
ing on the side of the Lord with words
that inspire faith and promote perse-
In II Corinthians 3:3-3, Paul writes
that God is our sustainer and com-
Praise be to -the God and father of
Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of
compassion and the God of all comfort,


CORRUPTION: What is it? In the
Greek the word corruption is: phthora -
fthor-ah' which means; decay, ruin,
eAstfroy and pderis ._
In the Hebrew the word corruption is:
mishcha-th moshcha-th mish-khawth',
mosh-khawth' which means; disfigure-
ment, marred.
The Webster Dictionary defines cor-
ruption as: morally degenerate; charac-
terized by improper conduct.
In speaking of corruption among
leadership, especially religious leaders
and teachers, here's what the scripture
II Peter 2:19 says, While they promise
them liberty, they themselves are the ser-
vants of corruption: for of whom a man
is overcome, of the same is he brought in

In studying this passage of scripture it
even heighten my awareness to a
greater degree to not trust the words of
any politician because they are all filled
with futile promises and lies; they have
covenanted with the spirit of corruption
and vowed to remain silent in order to
protect their corrupt associates/part-
As nasty as the word corruption is in
its truest sense, corruption still seems to
be the hottest item on the menu within
many of the vital systems of this coun-


who comforts us in all our troubles, so
that we can comfort those in any trouble
with the comfort we ourselves have
received from God.
For just as the sufferings of Christ
flow over into our lives, so also through
Christ our comfort overflows. If we are
distressed, it is for your comfort and
salvation; if we are comforted, it is for
your comfort which produces in you
patient endurance of the same suffer-
ings we suffer. And our hope for you is
firm, because we know that just as you
share in our sufferings, so also you
share in our comfort."

Do you know God as your com-
forter? Can you testify to the compas-
sion of God? Do you make it a point to
comfort others in the way that God
comforts you? Is Christ the channel


-Had-- not-known -the-truthtr,-would-
argue a very strong case that in order
for one to reach the mountain top of a
successful life in the Bahamas he/she
must have a trace or be associated with
some form of corruption.
Time and space will not allow me to
explore, dissect and properly address
the many facets of corruption that fuel
the engine of this vehicle called the
Bahamas. I want to assure you that if
this engine does not get the proper serv-
ice/overhaul that is so badly needed,
there won't be any Bahamas for our
children's children to drive.
As a nation, whenever the word cor-
ruption is mentioned, especially if it
involves a person or persons of interest
be that a politician, a religious or civic
leader, somehow the system would find
a way to cover their tracts or genteelly
spank their hands and then promote or
reassign them to a place of comfort. For
many reasons, unbeknown to the less
fortunate, poor grassroots Bahamians,
the saying that "it's better in the
Bahamas" does not truly apply to them.
The spirit of corruption flows so
freely within strategic segments of this
country to the point that in order to
eradicate it, we would have to strongly
consider bringing in foreigners to spear-
head many of our government min-

through which your comfort over-
flows? Is your suffering from sin or
from seeking salvation for others as a
servant of the Lord?
Comfort is needed when our sorrows
seem harder to bear than usual and we
are unable to make the pain stop or
become manageable, for example,
when the angels comfort our lord in
the Garden of Gethsemane. It is neces-
sary when circumstances remain
unchanged for a very long time and we
begin to falter in our faith, as demon-
strated in the Psalms.
External comfort is needed when
our internal coping mechanisms fail,
and the intercessory prayers of the
Church provide this when requested.
Sometimes, we want company, and the
comfort comes from the compassion-
ate presence of another, rather than
suffering in silence and isolation.
God comforts in words of Holy
Scripture, reminding us that we are
never alone or forsaken, that Christ
suffers for us and with us, that the Holy
Spirit groans our prayers for us.
Prayer may yield the comfort of a
quiet inner peace, a relaxation of the

istries and systems. Here's some food
for thought as it relates to our crime
The legislative arm of our country is
made up of 85 per cent attorneys (am I
right). Look at this! Whenever the crim-
inal minds/murder accused, rapist or the
drug boys go to court guess who repre-
sents, defends and helps get them off -
{you're riglt),-if obur honorable miem-
bers of parliament and their law firms.
In order to build a better Bahamas
for tomorrow many questions would
have to be asked and answered, and this
is where the problem of corruption
comes into play.
Our judicial system works very well
when it comes to enforcing the law
against the small, no name Bahamian. It
is said that lady justice is blind, but
that's not the case here in the Bahamas.
The corrupted legal eagles, legisla-
tors/honourable men and women have
given lady justice eyes to see, and are
influential enough to help her decide
who to rule in favour of or against.
As an educated, supposed to be
Christian nation, we have a major prob-
lem in trying to marry two words that
can never become one; the words are;
1. corruption
2. honorable

On the international/foreign market
it is said that "the Bahamas has the best
politicians and law enforcement officers
that money can buy".
How can any decent, honourable man
or woman in parliament or behind a pul-
pit remain silent while this country is
being sold and land stolen by crafty,

grip on a problem, the soothing of our
spirits like a child being rocked.
Comfort comes in the refreshing words
of hymns and choruses, of instrumental
music, as well as the waves on the
beach. Comfort comes in a smile, hug
or word of kindness and encourage-
ment. It may come through shared
experiences in a support group.
Hannah was comforted by the
prayers of the priest. David was com-
forted by the knowledge that he would
go to his dead child after accepting that
the child of his adulterous relationship
was not going to be healed. The disci-
ples on the road to Emmaus were com-
forted by Jesus' revealing of Himself to
them, and this can be the same for us.
However, if we are like Rachel,
refusing to be comforted (because
Herod has ordered all baby boys to be
slaughtered), then we cannot find
peace. If we can come to the place
where we throw ourselves in the arms
of Jesus, and "we suffer it to be so",
then our trust in God eventually will
reveal how God will use even our suf-
fering to advance the Kingdom, heal-
ing and comforting us at the same time.

deceitful, corrupted legal eagles?
The crime wave and murders that
we're experiencing today are some of
the many fruits that come from the seed
of corruption. There are so many promi-
nent persons in this country that have
benefited from various acts of corrup-
tion; in that it would cause the Bahamas
a very serious life or death surgery to
remove thiis gangrene of corruption.
Think about the surgery that's need-
ed! And ask yourself this question, Do
you want to expose and deal with cor-
ruption in the Bahamas or are you pre-
pared to tolerate and accept things the
way they are?
God is raising up voices of fearless
men and women that are going stand in
the gap and demand integrity and justice
from governments and civic leaders.
The old guard religious leaders will still
be around holding their money making,
emotional conferences, selling their
products and materials, but will forever
be void of His power.
There is so much more to be said
about the spirit of corruption that has its
roots deeply embedded in key pillars of
our country, but we shall continue next

Join Pastor Brendalee and myself
along with the family of Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Center Int'l, every Sunday
morning @ 10:30am and Thursday nights
@ 7:30pm at the Bishop Michael Eldon
High School Auditorium. For questions,
comments or speaking engagements con-
tact us via e-
mail:pastormallen@yahoo.com or Ph
225.3850 or 1.242.441.2021

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 PG 25

happy couple with a
special plaque in
honour of a tremen-
dous milestone 71
years of marriage
are, from left;
Minister Kendal
Simmons, associate
pastor; Bishop
Franklin Ferguson,
senior pastor,
Church of God of
Prophecy East
Street Tabernacle;
Minister Uhijah and
Sis Ellen Johnson,
and Bishop Woodley
Thompson, associ-
ate pastor.


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SIS Ellen Johnson (in hat) receives a bouquet of flowers from Verneque Thompson,
wife of associate pastor, Bishop Woodley Thompson.


IN a time when so many marriages are
on failing, the Church of God of Prophecy,
East Street Tabernacle paused to pay tribute to
two couples who have proven to the world that
marriage can work.

STANDING as a godly example 5
for other married couples,
Bishop Brice and Sis Advira | .
Thompson receive a special A
plaque in honour of their 50th
wedding anniversary. Standing
from left are Minister Kendal
Simmons, associate pastor;
Sis Rowena Ferguson, wife of
the senior pastor; Bishop
Brice and Sis Advira
Thompson; Bishop Franklin
Ferguson, senior pastor,
Church of God of Prophecy
East Street Tabernacle, and
Bishop Woodley Thompson,
associate pastor.

Bishop Brice and Sister Advira
Thompson, who celebrated their 50th
anniversary on Sunday, July 27.
Minister Uhijah and Sister Ellen
Johnson, who celebrated their 71st
anniversary on Sunday, July 27.
Surrounded by family and friends,
Bishop Thompson, general presbyter of
the Caribbean and Atlantic Island
Oceans, Church of God of Prophecy
and former national overseer of the
Church in the Bahamas, and Sis
Thompson, his prayer partner, friend,
greatest supporter and truest love, cele-
brated a union marked by its depend-
ence on God and founded in the knowl-
edge that what God has put together,
no man can put asunder.
As the pages of history are sure to
reflect of these two who God has
blessed to see their golden anniversary,
the strength of their partnership will

stand as a testament to the faithfulness
of God. He has kept them together,
withstanding every storm, rejoicing
with one another at every blessing, in
want and in plenty, in season and out of
season, growing more deeply in love
with each passing year.
Joining Bishop and Sis Thompson in
giving praise to God for sustaining
them over, what for some is a lifetime,
was Minister and Sis Johnson.
Who among us will be so blessed to
experience 71 years of marriage not as
one holding on for the sake of it, but
each longing to be with the other the
one that continues to make the heart
flutter, who shares the ups and downs,
remaining faithful through it all, never
letting go and always looking forward
to the journey ahead...together.
To each couple plaques and floral
arrangements were presented, as their
church family celebrated with them the
blessings and longevity of each mar-
Happy Anniversary!

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Yoked with Christ

Come to me, all you that are weary
and are carrying heavy burdens, and I
will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
THIS was the scripture that came to
me last week outside of PMH while
visiting my brother and having heard
about the death of the gentleman who
was in the bed next to him, Sam
Johnson, who was also a relative.
It was apparent to me that my broth-
er was shaken up by Sam's death; the
two had become good friends while he
was alive. Many times while visiting
with my brother, he and Sam would be
laughing and talking together.
I tried to calm him a bit by informing
him that Sam was a man who believed
in the resurrection, hence he was now
with Christ. He was still somewhat
upset and rightly so, Sam lost his battle
with cancer, while he was there still
fighting with his. I then reminded him
that I know it must be difficult for him,
but that he must turn to Jesus the great
physician who made the deaf hear,
blind to see and raised the dead who
would also help with his cancer.
He informed me that he was a little
frustrated with the doctors, because
they kept putting off surgery. They
told him he needed to release some of
the discomfort and pain he was expe-
riencing. My heart just went out to
him as I looked at his frail body, with
his faint smile he staged just for my
sake. My brother is not one who com-
plains and demands anything, so
when I heard him complaining, I
know he was burdened, hence I quot-
ed that verse to him from Matthew
I am aware that to him, at that time,
they might just seem like words, but
many of us have proven them to be
most comforting. Jesus is constant
and he never changes.
If asked whether we really think that
the yoke of Christ is easy and the bur-
den light; I am sure the answer would
be a resounding "No" from most of us.
Many of us would recount the daily
pains and discomforts we suffer in our
attempts to be faithful to Christ and
His teachings. Sometimes we-are over-
whelmed by problems with spouses,
children, our job, neighbour, family
and, in my brother's case, sickness. We
pray about them, yet the problem or
issue still seems to stick around. But in
Matthew 11:28 Jesus offers us comfort
and a way out: Come to me, all you that
are weary and are carrying heavy bur-
dens, and I will give you rest.
The rest he promises is a release
from the experience of serving God,
the fatigue and the feelings of a bur-
den. The promise means that serving
God could be transformed into a sweet
experience of rest.
Jesus then goes on to show how:
Take my yoke upon you, and learn
from me; for I am gentle and humble in
heart, and you will find rest for your


souls (verse 29).
Looks like we have a problem here!
Is Jesus calling on those who are carry-
ing heavy loads to come and add a
yoke to their burden? Doesn't that
sound like adding affliction to the
afflicted? No, Jesus is asking us to cast
away our burdens and take on his
yoke. This is because, unlike the bur-
dens we bear, his yoke is easy and his
burden light.
So then, what is this yoke of Christ?
The yoke of Christ can be seen as the
sum of our Christian responsibilities
and duties. Servants were said to be
under the yoke of their masters (I
Timothy 6:1), and subjects under the
yoke of their rulers (I Kings 12:10). To
take the yoke of Christ, therefore, is to
put ourselves in a relationship with
Christ as his servants and subjects, and
to conduct ourselves accordingly.
There is, however, a better way of
understanding the yoke of Christ.
Among the Jews, the yoke was put on
the necks of two cattle so that togeth-
er they could pull the plough as one.
It always takes a pair to work a yoke.
When Jesus asks us to take the yoke,
we might as well ask who is your
yoke-mate. Your yoke-mate is none
other than Jesus himself. The yoke, in
fact, belongs to him and he only
invites us to team up with him.
The yoke of Christ is not just a
yoke from Christ, but also a yoke
with him. To take the yoke of Christ is
to associate and identify ourselves
with him: our destiny with his destiny,
our vision with his vision and our mis-
sion with his mission. It is to know
that we are not pulling the yoke alone
and by our power, but together with
Christ and by the strength that comes
from him. It is to know that Jesus is
not just a teacher who gives you
homework, but also a friend who
helps you do it.
We should never forget that we are
yoked with Christ. To this end, it
helps to start each day with a prayer
like this: "Lord, help me to remember
that there is no problem I am going to
face today that you and 1 together
cannot handle." This is how the yoke
becomes easy and the burden light.
It is because of this that I know my
brother would be healed, even if it
ends in the ultimate healing death.
But as we look around and see the
many faces of despair at the hospital I
am comforted in knowing that there
is a yoke bearer whose name is Jesus.
So today I would like to invite
those who are facing challenges to
turn to Jesus who is able to do far
more than we can ever imagine or ask
for to him be.


Meeting Street

Rev. Timothy Stewart


,GUST 3RD, 2008

10:00 A.M.


Bishop /
Coleta A. Williams,
Abundant Life Ministries *
Turks & Caicos Island

Bishop C. Alexander Williams Ill. J.P..
a native of the Turks and Caicos Islands:
is the Pastor & Founder of the Abundant Life
Nlinistries International, a thri\ ing & diverse ministry located East
on Leeward Highway on the Island of Providenciales.

He is a Visionary, a devoted and committed man of God. a man of
prayer, a man who know s and accepts that the work of a pastor is
challenging and has committed his life to doing all things through
Christ who strengthens him. He is a devoted husband to his wife
Chiquita Pierre Williams. and a lo' ing father to his children: Jarrad,
Cohen and Chique.

He patterns his life living as an example to all those with whonihe
comes in contact. -, :

All are invited to attend!

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 PG 27

What does it mean to be man of the house

FROM page 22

with the security of his home and
ensured that we had a home and an
education. But today, there is a serious
myth that you can call yourself a man
and you don't have to work. You can
drive around in the woman's car all
day, and she pays all the rent.
"See, to me, that is foreign. I cannot
adapt to that. That way of thinking
doesn't compute to me.
"But you find that this new social
climate dictates that this is normal
behaviour for a 'man'. However, the
climate I came up in doesn't agree
with that."
Rev Thompson noted that men
must realize that a woman's desire
today is still to have a man that is
interested in the security of his family.
When he thinks about the apparent
lackadaisical attitude of today's males,
Rev Thompson is curious as to how
this "spirit" has actually lasted so long.
"[In the past], it has never been
heard of that you can get married
without a home to put your wife in,
and a steady job that is able to sustain
the family. Back then, manhood was
defined as what I can do for my wife
and family. But today, manhood is not
defined by those values. Manhood is
defined by the cars, and the bling
bling," Dr Thompson noted.
This is where the church comes in.
Dr Thompson believes that the church
needs to become more vocal in rein-
forcing positive values in males. He
applauds people like Ted and Sandra
Sealy of Marriage Keepers, and min-
istries like Bahamas Faith Ministries
that are doing an "excellent job" in
highlighting and promoting the role of
the man in a marriage, helping young
men to refocus their attention on their
For Minister Maurice Simms, youth
director of the Church of God of
Prophecy East Street Tabernacle, the
role of man, as husband and father, is
established firmly, and early, in scrip-
"When you look at when God made
man, placed him in the Garden, gave
him his instructions of what to do,
when He saw that man was alone, God
said man needed a helpmate.
"Man is responsible for his family,"
Minister Simms said, "he is the
responsible individual for the family.
He is the responsible one, and the
female came to help him out,.so he is
the responsible individual for his fam-

And what does this entail:

1. Man being the priest of the home.
Being the responsible individual in the
things oi God, leading his wife. his chil-
dren in lie things of God, and estab-
lishing a godly home.

2. Being the provider of the family.

3. Setting the vision, the goals, and
plan for the family. What do I have for
my family to do? What are we doing?
Where are we going? How are we
going to get there? This also involves
setting a plan, goals and vision for indi-
vidual persons in the family as well as
the group.

According to Minister Simms, anoth-
er aspect of being a man is standing as
that influential individual in the family.
Using the example of his children, he
said that when his wife says something
to their two daughters, it's okay, but
when he says it when daddy says it -
that settles the matter. "If daddy says
it's green, it's green it can be red,
mind you, but if daddy says so, then it
Another important characteristic of
the male role, Minister Simms shared
with Tribune Religion, is that he should
serve as the stabilizing element in the
family. With more and more marriages
failing, as couples face divorce and sep-
aration issues, it should be the man
who, when a problem initially creeps in,
who is able to identify the problem and
steer the relationship back in the right
"We should see the male as the stabi-
lizing individual in the family. If there
are problems, things going in a certain
direction, things sliding into chaos the
male has to be the stabilizing force to
pull the family back into line."

While a man as head of his home is a
powerful position, Ted Sealy of
Marriage Keepers believes that it is a
position that should be held in humility.
"The relationship between husband
and wife is not a dictatorial one. Being
head does not mean that you lord over
that person. Your wife is supposed to
come alongside you as your help
meet," Mr Sealy told Tribune Religion.
Being head of the home also means
that a man must have his priorities in
"Firstly, you should have a relation-
ship with the Lord, then a relationship
with your wife, then a relationship with
your children, then a relationship with
your work. So that's the order for the
man in a household.
"And in terms of the operation of the
household, the husband or the father in
the home should be the leader in terms
of the fact that he is the teacher, and
the instructor." Mr Scaly said.
The mot her is actually the enforcer
of the laws that the husband sets into
place. "She in turn carries out the
instructions and implements those
instructions is laws or comminfllads do\ wn
the line to the children. not hack to the
ounhibnd." N:- Scai e.xpLainecd.

In a televised sermon, Dr Myles
Munroe, senior pastor at Bahamas
Faith Ministries gave some insight
into man's dilemma. He noted that it
is more difficult to be a man today. In
the past, providing a house, children
and financial backing was sufficient
to be a man.
However, Dr Munroe noted, many
of today's women already have their
own home or apartment, she already
has children and may even be work-
ing two or three jobs. As a result,
many men feel like their efforts are
Dr Thompson admits that woman
are indeed more progressive today.
She knows what she wants and is a
go-getter and she's done that because
she took advantage of the tools to
advance herself.
"Today's woman doesn't want to be
dependent on a man and some men
are threatened by that because they
have not taken advantage of oppor-
tunities to advance themselves," Dr
Thompson noted.
But despite their independence,
women themselves may
have a flaw that makes
men feel as if it is

okay to be non-providers.
"You find that the female wants to
get married so badly that she is out
there pursuing the man. But she gets
a man and he doesn't have any char-
"In the older days [men] had to
prove to the woman that we can take
care of her and the children. But
nowadays, the women are pursuing
the men," Dr Thompson noted.
"It's a serious trend now that a
woman wants marriage so badly that
she is there taking care of this man
while he sits home. So the young men
think that this is normal. But there is
something really serious going on
here. And the women need to under-
stand that [taking care of a man] is
not normal," he added.
Dr Thompson noted that due to
the fact that men don't know their
role in a marriage, many women can-
not find good men to get into rela-
tionship with.
"But I say to women, don't be pres-
sured to get married. Feel good
about yourself, live and God will
send you someone with character.
See, the main thing is character.
That's what's lacking in many of
today's males."


aspect of being
a man is
standing as
that influential
individual in
the family


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Surrounded by family and
friends, including Earl
Deveaux, Minister of
Environment (seated far
left) and his wife, Mrs B J
Deveaux (seated, second
from left) Minister Uhijah
and SIs Ellen Johnson
enjoy a time of fellowship
and fun.


Celebrating 71

years of marriage

MARRIAGE is hon-
ourable and the bed
undefiled. Yes!

Marriage can last, even for
71 years. In recognition of
this milestone, the family of
Minister Uhijah and Sis Ellen
Johnson celebrate the union
of this special couple, who
have lived together for three
score and eleven years.
A remarkable couple, it would be an
early decision in the life of Minister
Johnson that would set the stage to
bring these two together.
Minister Johnson was born in
Acklins, one of the most southern
islands of the Bahamas, but as fate
would have it, he was adopted and
moved to Crooked Island, where he
attended the Moss Town All Age

Sis Johnson, a proud daughter of
Crooked Island, was born in Colonel
Hill, where she also attended school.
As he matured, Minister Johnson
developed a love for boats and the sea.
He became a boat builder and a cap-
tain, and provided mail boat services
between Crooked Island and New
He also travelled to the US, where
he worked on 'the contract' in Florida
Being an industrious and ambitious
young man, he met and fell in love
with his wife Ellen. They were married
on July 27, 1937.
As the custom was in those days, the
bride and her party walked to the
church where the ceremony was per-
formed, and after the ceremony,
walked to the school house where the
reception was held.
The menu for the occasion was
pound cake, flour cake and switcher
(lemonade), which was enjoyed by all.
Sis Johnson was a good homemaker,
and a seamstress by profession.

Life changed drastically for Minister
Johnson in 1942. It was during a visit
to the capital that year, when he
attended a revival at the East Street
Church of God of Prophecy, that he
accepted the Lord as his personal sav-
iour, and he was never the same again.
He would also become a member of
the church at that time.
Minister Johnson would later return
home to Crooked Island and, being
led by the spirit, with great zeal he
conducted bible studies, street meet-
ings, and prayer meetings at his home.
These meetings blossomed into full
services which extended from house to
house, and the supporters increased.
Many souls were converted through
his ministry.
A church was organised and he was
appointed pastor of the flock. The
church, located at Fairfield, Crooked
Island, was constructed with the help
of the faithful members, whom he
served for 22 years.
In 1971 he relocated to Nassau

where he continued his ministry wher-
ever he went, even on his job as
painter at the Princess Margaret
Both he and his wife transferred
their membership to the East Street
Tabernacle, where Sis Johnson served
faithfully for many years on the usher
The Johnsons continue to enjoy the
blessings of the Lord in their 71 years
of marriage. They are the proud par-
ents of two daughters, Ena Ferguson
and Oralee Whylly; one adopted
daughter, Brenda Cunningham, and
six sons Wendell, David, Roland,
Linville, Martin and Anthony
Johnson. The couple has two sons-in-
law, four daughters-in-law, 18 grand-
children, and 12 great grandchildren.
God has been good to this couple
over the years, and they truly appreci-
ate Him for who He is.
As their lives will attest, marriage
can be successful and last...if God is in
the centre.

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