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: August 1, 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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British newspaper


warns about rising
murder rates
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Bahamas is a "honey-
moon hell" which should be
avoided by Britons because of its
"dark side" rising murder rates
in particular a British newspa-
per told its readers this week.
According to The Daily Tele-
graph, one of Britain's biggest
selling newspapers, crime rates in
The Bahamas, the Dominican
Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad and
Tobago and Antigua and Barbu-
da make them places "Where Not
to Go" on vacation.
The article was apparently
inspired by the killing of a 31-
year-old British doctor, Catherine
Mullany, and her husband, Ben-
jamin, as they honeymooned at
a resort in Antigua last Sunday.
The attack, with which no one
has yet been charged, has
received extensive news cover-
age in the United Kingdom where
many people were surprised to
hear of such violence in a desti-
nation not usually associated with
And it has again caused debate
over whether the Caribbean is as
safe a place for travellers as most
The Daily Telegraph article
said: "No one in their right mind
would plan an Indian Ocean hon-
eymoon that took them cruising
off the coast of Somalia, where
the murderous activities of pirates
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Rev CB Moss: Bahamians must demand
improvement from the AG's office

Tribune Staff Reporter
demand that the office of the
attorney general improve its
performance in bringing mat-
ters before the court, said Rev
CB Moss, Executive Director
of Bahamas Against Crime.
Rev Moss made this state-
ment in an interview with The

Tribune on the issue of bail.
At a town meeting held at
the British Colonial Hilton
hotel Tuesday night, National
SEE page seven

FOCOL facing
criticism over
new gas product
THE Freeport Oil Company Lim-
ited is facing strong public criticism
over its introduction of a new gas
product that allegedly has damaged
hundreds of vehicles on the island.
FOCOL the island's sole fuel
supplier has already settled some
200 claims for auto repairs with dis-
gruntled vehicle owners. However, a
company official in Freeport insists
that the new ethanol-blended gas
they supply to the Freeport market is
not "dangerous" to vehicles.
However, the official admitted
that initially there were problems in.
transition, but now that it is estab-
lished the company expects no fur-
ther problems.
The Tribune was contacted by a
concerned resident of Freeport who
SEE page eight

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE dead bodies of two
more men believed to be
Haitians were found float-
ing in the sea in the South
Beach area yesterday by
Defence Force officers.
Six people have now been
found in the last few days all
believed to have been on the
same vessel that ran aground
in the area on Monday.
Officers of the Central
Detective Unit were on the
scene at 3.10pm as the bod-
ies of the two unidentified
men which were in white
cadaver bags were brought
ashore, placed in bigger
'black cadaver bags, and
loaded into a waiting hearse.
A strong stench from the
decomposing bodies blan-
keted the base as officer
moved the men.
Force Chief Petty Officer
Ralph McKinney said that
RBDF Harbour Patrol offi-
cers found the bodies just
after 2pm. The RBDF, he
said, regularly does patrols
in the area where the ship
and bodies were found.
On Monday, officials cap-
tured 292 Haitians attempt-
ing to come ashore near
SEE page eight

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE heartbroken Pinder fam-
ily gathered in New Providence
yesterday as the remains of three
of their loved ones, who drowned
in a tragic accident on Long Island
on Wednesday, were brought to
the capital.
Speaking with The Tribune yes-
terday at their homestead off Sol-
dier Road in New Providence, the
family of Church of God Bishop
Harcourt Pinder said that their
faith will help them work through
their grief.
Renee Pinder, 41, vice-consul
of the Bahamas Consulate office
in New York City; Faye Major,
45, an employee of the auditor
general's office in. Grand Bahama
and her 13-year-old daughter,
Deidre Major, all drowned in
Dean's Blue Hole after a family
picnic went wrong.
David Major, 43, who lost both
his wife Faye and his daughter
Deidre, yesterday described his
loved ones as loving and Christian
"(Faye) is a wonderful, loving
wife, a faithful wife. I miss her
and my little daughter very much.
I know when it comes to anniver-
saries and birthdays and Christ-
mas Day, it's going to be the hard-
est time for me," he said.
Mr Major, a construction super-
visor, lives in Freeport with his
He and his late wife Faye have
three children the now deceased
13-year-old Deidre, a 10-year-old
daughter and a seven-year-old
SEE page eight

Police are aware that
vigilantism could happen

Tribune Staff Reporter
AS HIGH levels of crime
continue to plague the nation,
Acting Commissioner of
Police Reginald Ferguson said
that although the police force
is aware of the threat of vigi-
lante justice, the country is
nowhere near that point.
In an exclusive interview
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Price Busters to 'close
13 of its 14 locations'
ular discount chain store, is
reportedly experiencing finan-
cial difficulties forcing the
owners of the longtime
store to close 13 of its 14 loca-
According to reports reach-
ing The Tribune last night.
employees were called into a
staff meeting at the Prince
Charles Drive location where
they were told by management
yesterday that the store was
closing down.
Yesterday,. Price Busters
owner Craig Walkine told the
media the closures were a
result of current economic chal-
The only store that will
remain open is the Marathon
Mall location.

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Archaeologists unearth skeletal

remains, pottery at burial ground

Tribune Staff Reporter
SKELETAL remains, pottery fragments and
crudely fashioned utensils were unearthed during
an archeological dig of a burial ground on East Bay
In part of an ongoing excavation process, arche-
ologists searched for remains of the St Matthew's
Northern Burial Ground, a 17th century grave site
for blacks and people of colour on eastern New
Providence. The excavation of the grave site focused
on the grassy area between a concrete divider and
the approach to the Paradise Island bridge.:
Last month, a dig uncovered a fragment of a low-
er right jaw with one molar still in place; a portion of
a right collar bone; and several foot bones.
Fragments of 18th and 19th century ceramic dish-
es, glass bottles and drinking material, nails, and
the suspected remains of a wooden casket were also
unearthed, according to researchers at the Antiqui-
ties Monuments, and Museums Corporation
The burial site appeared to have been disturbed
during earlier construction of a sea wall and sidewalk
near the entry to the Paradise Island Bridge,
researchers said.
Evidence of the extinct Lucayan culture also dis-
covered at the site.
Pieces of palmetto-ware pots, a conch shell uten-
sil, conch and whelk shells and the shell of a local
clam (now extinct but a Lucayan food source) were
all uncovered at the burial ground. *
The remains will go to labs abroad for further
testing, after which all skeletal parts will be re-buried
as a show of respect to the site, archeologist Michael
Pateman said yesterday.
Doctoral student arid member of the AMMC
research team Grace Turner said the next phase of
excavation should be done by summer 2009.

REMAINS found from the 16th century grave site on East
Bay Street.
The burial ground is one of three associated with
St Matthew's Anglican Church and was created to
maintain, colour segregation even in death.
The AMMC is working to establish the area as an
historical site once the digging and reburial have
been completed.

Fox Hill to mark abolition of slavery

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE FOX Hill community
will begin its annual commem-
oration of the abolition of slav-
ery tomorrow with a ceremony
at the Fox Hill Parade.
"I want to extend a formal
invitation as the member of par-
liament for Fox Hill to Fox Hill
for the observances both festive
and solemn to mark the 174th
anniversary of the abolition of
slavery in the Bahamas," said
area MP Fred Mitchell at a
news conference at the House
of Assembly.
"I made the point in the
House of Assembly that this is,
apart from junkanoo, the only
occasion in the Bahamian cul-

tural calendar when we pay
homage formally to our African
heritage and ancestors and the
role that they played in the
development of our country,
and in striking a blow for free-
dom in the Bahamas."
Minister of State for Culture
Charles Maynard will be pre-
sent at the opening ceremony
scheduled for 8pm. The festivi-
ties this year, held from August
1 to the 12, are in honour of
Eric Wilmott Sr, journalist and
the former long-time organiser
of the festival, who recently
retired from the post".
There will be junkanoo in
Fox Hill from lam to 8am on
August 4 Emancipation Day -
followed by an ecumenical ser-
vice on the Fox Hill parade
beginning at 11 am.

Governor General Arthur
Hanna will attend.
Some of the other events
planned include a police band
performance in the parade area
on Saturday at 6 pm.
Traditional live activities on
the Fox Hill Parade, including
climbing the greasy pole and
plaiting the maypole, begin at
2pm on Emancipation Day.
A town hall meeting on the
topic: 'Guard Our Heritage' will
be held at the Fox Hill commu-
nity Centre on Wednesday
beginning at 7.30 pm.
The festivities will end on Fox
Hill Day August 12 with the
traditional Baptist Day pro-
grammes beginning at 1lami and
activities on the Parade begin-
ning at noon.

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Drowning victims pulled

under by 'deadly current'

Pinder family demands safety measures at Blue Hole

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DAVID MAJOR, 43, and his seven-year-old son David Jr at the Pinder family home off Sol-
dier Road. Mr. Major's wife Faye and his 13-year-old daughter Deidre drowned on VVednes-
day in Dean's Blue Hole, Long Island.

Tribune Staff Reporter
RELATIVES of the three women
who drowned in deceptively calm waters
off Long Island are demanding safety
measures be taken at Dean's Blue Hole.
The beach at Dean's Cay, Long
Island, is a popular tourist destination,
renowned for its outstanding beauty,
still waters and unusual blue hole just
beneath the sea's.surface.
It was the first time Renee Pinder,
41, Faye Major, 45, and her 14-year-old
daughter, Deidre Major, had visited the
beach and swum in the shallow waters
when a strong current pulled them to
their deaths.
Harlan Pinder, brother to Faye and
Renee, said the family will fight for safe-
ty measures to be installed at the beach
to prevent the horror from happening
"As a family we are going to put a
monument there," he said." But we are
also going to try to get weather-proof
life-savers and warning signs on that
beach, because if we had something like
that out there they would have sur-
The 39-year-old who lived near his
sister and niece in Freeport, said the
current on the beach is not constant,
but regular, and when it pulls, even the
strongest swimmer would find it difficult
to withstand.
"My sisters could swim but they were
sucked-under by the current," he said.
"You would have to be a surfer or
something to get out of that kind of pull.
"I don't think it would cost much for
some signs and some life-savers, but it
cost three lives. Three full lives." Faye
and Renee's first cousin, Stephanie
Brice, a cashier at Scotiabank in Nassau,
said warning signs are not enough.
Ms Brice grew up in Millars, Long
Island, and wants visitors to the popular
tourist spot to be warned that the pris-
tine waters are dangerous.

ORDEAL: Stephanie Brice, first cousin of the drowning victims Faye Major and Renee

"They should have a lifeguard out
there," she said.
"Signs are not enough. People visit
all the time, and even if they are from
Long Island they are like tourists
because that beach is far from town,
and they are not aware of the dangers."
Mr Pinder added: "It's an attractive
place, it looks almost like paradise so
you could be mesmerised by its beauty
and think it's harmless.
"But we as a family are going to make
sure something is done, we can't let the
horror and the tragedy of that experi-
ence just be forgotten.
"It is not like they nearly drowned, or
they got injured, or lost a limb. We lost
three lives."
Mr Pinder also believes all Bahamas
law enforcement officers should be
trained in CPR and able to administer it

ONE OF THE BODIES of the three drown-
ing victims is taken to the morgue at PMH.

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patrol boats

to the RBDF
Siegel will address an official cer-
emony marking the delivery of
four interceptor patrol boats to
the. Defence Force Coral Har-
bour Base at 10am today.
The delivery of the boats is part
of the continuing commitment of
the US Southern Command to
Operation Enduring Friendship.
The operation aims to help par-
ticipating nations strengthen their
maritime awareness and opera-
tional capabilities to better
respond to illicit drug trafficking
and other security threats.
Jamaica, Panama and the
Dominican Republic are receiv-
ing similar assistance.
The Minister of National Secu-
rity Tommy Turnquest, Defence
Force Commander Commodore
Clifford Scavella and Colonel Al
Brooks, US deputy director for
security assistance, will attend the

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EPA: Services offer before govt, says Laing

.-Tribune Staff Reporte...' -
THE services and investments
offer which the Bahamas will
make to the European Union as
part of the Economic Partnership
Agreement is currently before the
government, said Minister of
State for Finance Zhivargo Laing.
And the town meetings, which
the Ministry of Finance said
would take place across the
islands, as part of its expressed
effort to inform Bahamians on
the agreement, have been post-
poned from this month to the sec-
ond week in August.
Mr Laing has been asked to
suggest a likely date for the
release of the offer on two occa-
sions before, but both dates have
now come and gone.
The services deal will outline
the extent to which government
intends for Bahamian service
industries to be or not be -
opened up to European competi-
tion under the EPA.
Mr Laing told audience mem-
bers at a recent town meeting that
he looked forward to the offer

going public because he feels that Trade (BARF), claims it is "egre- then to Augtist 30. The most
-anee B ,ihaemians-review-i,;-ma4y-- gious" that- government has not .'-recent.delays were widely attrib-
,of their concerns will be relieved, yet released the offer. uted to concerns raised about the
Having first said that he expect- "Bahamians want to know EPA by Guyanese President
ed that ino happen at the end of what conditions you expect them
June, Mr Laing later told The Tri- to live under," he said.
bune onI July 7 that the offer And Brian. Moree, senior part-
could not(yet be released because ner at McKinney Bancroft and
it had to &o before Cabinet again Hughes, said that while it was
after soni~e problematic -aspects "commendable" that government
were reneIgotiated. has allowed time for consultation
Asked i f it would be before the with the various industries, he
public w ,thin two weeks, Mr hopes there will still be "suffi-
Laing said he thought it would. cient time for members of the
But yest erday the Minister of community to consider it and to
State only said he "cannot defin- debate it, and that it's not a fore-
itively say'' how long it will be gone conclusion."
before the offer is placed in the The fact that the services offer
public domain. has not yet been submitted to
"It is bel ore the Cabinet for Europe means that the Bahamas
consideratic n," he said, confirm- has overrun the six month exten-
ing that the issues that had previ- sion it, along with Haiti, was giv-
ously require 'ed ironing out had en by the European Commission
now been de alt with. in December to craft and com-
The appr oval of Cabinet is plete the offer.
required before the deal- which Meanwhile, the Caribbean
is expected to see the liberalisa- Media Corporation is reporting
tion of trade iin a minimum of 75 that the new date for CARIFO-"
per cent of th e Bahamas' service RUM (CARICOM states plus
industries i s submitted to the the Dominican Republic) to sign-
European Un ion. on to the EPA is September 2.
Paul Moss of Bahamians Agi- This comes after the date was
tating for a Referendum on Free moved back from June to July, .


POLICE are actively
searching for Omar Smith, 20,
an inmate of Her Majesty's
Prison, Fox Hill, who escaped
when he was left unattended,
allegedly by a negligent police
Smith, who was in custody,
disappeared from Central
Police Station.

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Bharrat Jagdeo, who has been
fiercely critical- of the deal- and
asked for time to undertake a
"national consultation" on it.

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The Tribune Limited
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Something to think about, Bahamas

THE BAHAMAS as was feared has
been lined up with other areas of the
Caribbean as being crime-ridden and unsafe
for holidaymakers.
First it was US medical student Natalie
Holloway's murder in Aruba, now a honey-
mooning British couple one dead, the oth-
er dying have been killed in Antigua.
This has set off a furore in Britain, and
instead of the press focusing on Antigua, the
whole of the Caribbean of which the
Bahamas geographically is not a part has
been caught in the crossfire.
The Bahamas has been lined up with such
places as the Dominican Republic, Trinidad
and Tobago, Barbuda and Jamaica.
In Jamaica 505 persons were slain this year,
most of them young, unemployed men who
belong to heavily armed drug gangs that com-
pete for turf in poor neighborhoods in and
around Kingston.
So far this year the Bahamas has had 41
murders scandalous for the Bahamas, but
not in the same league with Jamaica.
Yet according to the British press the
Bahamas has its "dark side", which is true.
Said the Daily Telegraph "murder rates have
risen by 30 per cent since 2004, with 79 deaths
last year. The Foreign Office warns visitors to
be on their guard, particularly in the capital,
As though the economic situation were
not bleak enough, Britons have been advised
to give the Bahamas a wide berth.
No matter how hard, or loud we argue,
the Bahamas has been perceived in league
with crime-riddled Jamaica.
A nation cannot be in much worse compa-
ny than that.
Here it is argued that crime is not that
bad, because the murders are being commit-
ted by a small group of criminals who are
out on bail.
What a specious argument! Forty-one dead
bodies are 41 dead bodies, and it does not
make a community feel any more secure to
know that these crimes have been committed
by a few, or a large number of criminals.
Murder is murder. And now the internation-
al perception is that the crime rate is so bad
here that these islands should be ostracised -
a place "where not to go"... a "honeymoon
The international community is not inter-
ested in the fact that most of our murders

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are criminals killing criminals. If we have
just a handful of criminals and the statistics
seem to support the premise then that
handful should be behind bars. But where
are they?
According to National Security Minister
Tommy.Turnquest "out of those 41 murder
cases, 58 per cent of the victims had a prior
criminal record, 52 per cent of the suspects
had a prior criminal record and 29 per cent
(or nine) of those persons were out on bail at
the time they allegedly committed the
And why were they out on bail instead of
behind bars? We'only have to look to the
judiciary for that answer.
It is claimed that it is unconscionable for a
murder accused to be held in prison awaiting
trial for more than two years. But what we
have discovered is that some murder accused
who now walk the streets have been in cus-
tody under 14 months.
Something has to be dole and it has to be
done urgently. Lawyers are a part of this
community. Surely they are not floating on
Cloud 9, aloof from the adding crowd. They
must understand that they have to be partners
in the solution of this problem.
What is interesting is that in the Antigua
case the case that has spread a wildfire of
condemnation across the Caribbean -
Antiguan police are now focusing their atten-
tion on a local man out on bail. There are
those who believe he might be the killer.
The couple the bride, a doctor, who
was shot to death, and her husband, a phys-
iotherapist, on life-support and not expected
to live were attacked in their hotel room
on Sunday, the last day of their two-week
Witnesses claim that the couple had rented
a car and driven around the island with the
man claimed to have been on bail awaiting
trial. It is understood that he worked on the
beach. Apparently there are other persons in
custody as the investigation continues.
Among the islands where Britons were
recommended to honeymoon were Barba-
dos, Bermuda, Mauritius, the Maldives and
the Seychelles.
It credited Barbados' lower murder rate to
its "strict policing," adding that no doubt it
also had something to do with Barbados'
"first-class education system."
Something to think about, Bahamians.

Have we fallen

out of love with

our beloved


EDITOR, The Tribune.
People come from all walks
of life to this Paradise. Yet
Bahamians created the envi-
ronment of "hell" for them-
selves in paradise.
The sad part about it is; we
don't have the will individu-
ally and collectively to do any-
thing to begin to make it com-
patible with the'lovable sun,
sand, and sea landscape
In the early platonic dia-
logue, Socrates makes a com-
pelling argument as to why he
must stay in prison and accept
the death penalty, rather than
escape and go into exile in
another Greek city.
He personifies the laws of
Athens, and speaking in their
voice, explains that he has
acquired an overwhelming
obligation to obey the laws
because they have made his
entire way of life, and even
the fact of his very existence
possible caused his mother
and father to marry, and
therefore to have legitimate
children, including himself.
As citizen, once he has
grown up, and has seen how
the city conducts itself he,
therefore, legitimised his
actions in like manner or oth-
erwise was prepared to accept
the penalty of his actions!
From that philosophical
point of view, who is respon-
sible for this diabolical soci-
ety we've created for each oth--
er The past or the future? --
The young or the old?
After the election of 1967 --
The new government some -
what continued the social con.-
tract that they met in place
based on the same principle
the European embedded with
"racial contract" that vve
hold these truths to be self evi-
dent that all men are crealt.ed
equal. The reality is blh3ck
and white Bahamians are in
denial about racial the con-
tract that we inherited: Rafcial
contract (race conscious
arguments) is more fun da-
mental to western society than
the social contract. This r;aicial
contract determines in the first
place who counts as full n: oral
and political persons, and
therefore sets the param eters
of who can contract in to the
freedom and equality th iat the
social contract promises. :Some

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persons, in particular white
men., are full persons accord-
ing to the racial contract. As
such they are accorded the
rig!hit to enter into the social
contract, and into particular
legal contracts. they're seen
as fully human and therefore
as; deserving of equality and
Their status as full persons
accords them greater social
power. In particular, it accords
th iem the power to make con-
tr:acts, to be the subjects of the
contract, whereas other per-
s;ons are denied such privilege,
(lit appears that many Bahami-
,ans are maybe inadvertently
-guilty of this very act) and are
relegated to the status of
objects of contracts.-For
example: Foreign investors
who came from a world where
their mindset accords them
the above mentioned racial
Foreign investment devel-
opment contract a few years
ago where the ninety and nine
local contractors and crafts-
men were the objects of the
contract, in that they were sys-
tematically excluded either as
not important or because of
economic disadvantages; the
investors money that they
proposed to invest appears to
have accord them over and
above local interest.
On the other hand:
(1) The none compelling
negotiation by the govern-
ment to make the argument
to balance and mediate the
means to assure these citizens
systematic inclusion (as was
the case with the contract for
the pool at the Four Seasons
development) or R&D Devel-
opers who showed, that as a
small contractor on a size-
able Grand Isles development
given piece work contract
(blocks, block mates, duck tail,
etc) are able to perform sec-
ond to none by blocking up
two buildings to belt, and had
to wait for the foreign con-
tractor to put down founda-
tion for them to continue
(who found themselves forced
out and were never properly
paid) or Atlantis where
local contractors had to be
hired to correct work that for-
eign contractors screwed-up!
(2) Creating jobs and oppor-
tunities we're not prepared
(3) Allowing unionised for-

eign workers to be paid
salaries and benefits and not
enforcing the same for its cit-
(4) Allowing banks operat-
ing in the Bahamas to make
loans to these investors with-
out insuring a way that the
local contractors, and crafts-
men to tap into such a trans-
action to guarantee the
means by which to qualify
financially with start-up cap-
ital having a signed contract
from the investor to fully or
partially participate in the
development, for which the
said loans were being
(5) Negotiating Crown land
at a give-away, and not bal-
ancing the cause and effects
it may have on the citizens.
Allowing unusually cheap
labour to discourage the citi-
zen from seeking employment
- thereby creating more jobs
than usual for cheap foreign
labourers that benefits the
investors, and disenfranchised
the rights to gainful employ-
ment for the citizens which
was supposed to be the rea-
son for the partnership agree-
ment in the first place!
As I regress; Bahamians -
be she black be he white -
we have created a diabolical
society by all of the above and
more. Because of the lack of
the needs to sustain life, liber-
ty, equality, and too little
opportunities for the mean-
ingful pursuit of happiness. '
It is not enough to simply
polarize our lobal political
institutions, repr'ehtge'i6ii,
because the racial contract
informs the very structure of
our political system, and lays
the basis for the continuing
racial oppression advertent-
ly or inadvertently!
What appears to be hap-
pening is a rejection or rebel-
lion of the system that has
failed to legitimise the right
of all of the citizens as equal
partners in this social contract
- as opposed to Socrates'
Who will answer the call -
and make a quantum leap for
such a time as this -to develop
hope in times to come. Let us
pray and act on our prayers
to turn around our love one
for a better way.
We can mark time or take
the time to make life better
for the next generation!


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Coroner's inquest possible after police

investigation into officer's drowning

o In brief


stolen vessel

is recovered

by the police

Tribune Freeport
foot vessel that was
reportedly stolen on
Monday at Treasure
Cay, Abaco, was recov-
ered by police from a
canal on Grand
Chief Superintendent
Basil Rahming said a
Freeport couple spot-
ted the boat around
8.45pm in a deserted
The boat was tied up
under a cedar tree.
Mr Rahming said the
couple immediately
notified the police.
He said officers were
dispatched to the loca-
tion to retrieve the ves-
Officers at the Coop-
er's Town Police Sta-
tion received a report
around 3.45pm on Mon-
day about a stolen ves-
American resident
Howard McCall, 61, of
Boca Raton, Florida
told police that his 27-
foot yellow and white
Contender sports fish-
ing vessel named
'Angella Marin' was
stolen from its berth at
the Treasure Cay Mari-
The vessel, which
was equipped with twin
200 hp Yamaha
engines, is valued at
Supt Rahming said
the boat was found in
good condition.
He said police
have contacted Mr
McCall, who will be
travelling to Grand
Bahama to reclaim the

Shops may open

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Emancipation Day

announced that shops
may open for business
during normal operat-
ing hours on Emancipa-
tion Day, which will be
observed on Monday,
August 4.
As a result, employ-
ers should ensure that
employees, who are
required to work on
this holiday, are paid
wages in accordance
with section 10 (a) of
the Employment Act,
2001, a release from the
Cabinet Office said.


Tribune Staff Reporter
THE launch of a coroner's
inquest into the drowning of
13-year police veteran Corpo-
ral Desmond Burrows after
the completion of a police
investigation into his death is
possible, acting Commission-
er of Police Reginald Fergu-
son said yesterday.
The police investigation,
which is headed by the Cen-
tral Detective Unit, is in its
"advanced" stages, the com-
missioner said, adding that a
coroner's inquest into Bur-
rows' death would be a "logi-
cal part of the process".
"I guess that's where it will
end up it should end up at
the coroner's," Mr Ferguson
A coroner's inquest is typi-
cally held to determine the
cause of any violent, sudden,
or mysterious death.
Corporal Burrows drowned
two weeks ago during a police
training exercise on Good-
man's Bay. Burrows was part
of a group of 31 officers train-
ing in the ocean.

Man arraigned

on long list of

fraud charges
A 25-YEAR-OLD Sandilands Village man was arraigned in a Mag-
istrate's Court yesterday on a long list of fraud charges.
It is alleged that on May 2 of this year. Blaise Taylor Jr forged a First
Caribbean International cheque drawn on the account of Cavalier
Construction Company for $348.75.
It is further alleged that he uttered the fake cheque on May 4 and
obtained $348.75 in cash and goods from City Market, Cable Beach.
He is also accused of using the same forged cheque to obtain cash and
goods.from the City Market in the Se 3rape Shopping Plaza on May
Taylor is accused of forging a First Caribbean International Bank
cheque for $348.75 on May 2, and uttering the fake cheque on May 4,
obtaining cash and goods from City Market on Cable Beach.
It is alleged that Taylor used the same fake cheque to obtain cash and
goods from City Market, South Beach.
On May 2, the prosecution claims, Taylor forged another First
Caribbean cheque, drawn on the account of Cavalier Construction for
He is accused of uttering this cheque and obtaining cash and goods
from City Market on Harrold Road.
It is also claimed that Taylor used the same forged cheque to obtain
cash and goods from Bahamas Supermarkets Ltd.
On June 26, Taylor is accused of forging a Scotiabank cheque drawn
on the account of Kerzner International Development in the amount
of $721.14.
SIt is alleged that he used the forged cheque to obtain cash from the
Scotiabank on Wulff Road and Jerome Avenue on July 4.
It is also alleged that Taylor forged a Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national manager's cheque in the amount of $9,120 on July 29. The
prosecution says he attempted to defraud Bahamas Wholesale Agency
with this cheque.
On July 29, it is alleged, Taylor was foundd in possession of a blank
Bank of the Bahamas International n lager's cheque.
He is also accused of forging a Bank of the Bahamas Ltd cheque for
$825.40 on May 23 and uttering it on May 30.
On May 28, Taylor is accused of forging a Scotiabank Bahamas
Ltd cheque for $755.
He is also accused of attempting to defraud Scotiabank, Rawson
Square of $1,580 on May 30.
It is alleged that Taylor also forged a Scotiabank cheque for $721.14
and attempted to defraud Scotiabank, Madeira Street with it.
Taylor appeared before Magistrate Susan Sylvester at Court 11,
Nassau Street. He pleaded not guilty and was granted $10,000 bail. The
case was adjourned to November 17.
Delquido Brown, 29, of Dannottage Estates also appeared before
Magistrate Sylvester on fraud charges. It is alleged that on July 29,
Brown forged a Bank of the Bahamas International manager's cheque
for $9,120, and tried to obtain $9,120 in cash and goods from Bahamas
Wholesale Agency. It is also alleged that he was found in possession of
a blank Bank of the Bahamas Internal ional manager's cheque.
Brown pleaded not guilty to the changes and was granted bail in the
sum of $7,500. The case was adjourned to November 17.

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Burrows died at the scene
and several fellow officers
were taken to hospital.
When asked if police have
determined whether the offi-
cers knew how to swim, Mr
Ferguson replied: "Most of the
time most officers are able to
swim. The officers were just
doing normal exercises, leg
strengthening exercises in
water that's probably knee-
"It wasn't intended for them
to go in any other areas
beyond that because of what
they were doing. This unfor-
tunate situation is just some-
thing that was unavoidable. It's
not that they went out swim-
ming they were doing some
leg exercises and as such they
were jogging in water between
knee and waist (deep)".

After the incident, con-
cerned citizens argued that the
training site was badly chosen
because there are underwater
"craters" in the area.
Minister of Environment
Earl Deveaux said the Good-
man's Bay area and nearby
Saunder's Beach would be
examined for dangerous spots.
The ill-fated training pro-
gramme was suspended until
further notice.
When asked what, if any,
changes will be made in light
of the incident, Mr Ferguson
said: "Our experts running the
training will make the deter-
mination that if there was any-
thing arising out of this inci-
dent that necessitates some
changes, then of course we will
make changes".


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T his is the second of a three-
part series that I am writing
to give tips to parents who must
now rethink their family's priori-

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Ask God about your child,
his purpose, your role as a parent
as it relates to that.
Prayerfully set goals for your
children. Submit them to God
Pay close attention to your
child's interests. Seek to develop
him as early as possible. Research
indicates that early literacy pro-
motes high achievement. (17-
month-old reader) The accom-
plishments of home schoolers and
brilliant super-achievers)
Parents are their children's
first teachers and first glimpse of
their Father in heaven. What
impression are we giving our little
ones by our example?
Parents who influence their
children for the bad are their
worst enemies. You're causing
the little ones to stumble. If you
lead an unsavory life, what mes-
sage are you sending your impres-
sionable youngsters'?
Parents need to agree with
one another as it relates to their
child training issues. They must
present a united front to the little
ones or the authority in the home
will be undermined. If you dis-
agree, discuss it privately. If chil-
dren are not taught to respect the
authority in the home, what
makes you think that they will lis-
ten to a teacher or policeman?
Closely monitor your child's

"The under-perforniing dads
must with strength and
courage improve, as they
direct their hearts towards
their offspring and financially
support, guide, train and pro-
tect them."

friends, music, TV/Internet activ-
ities, phone, instant messages etc.
Keep your word and encour-
age your child to do the same.
(James 5:12)
Make sure that your rules
and the consequences for break-
ing them are clearly understood
by your child.
Make every effort to enforce
your rules. Use the rod and
revoked privileges as necessary
in love; not in an abusive way.
(Proverbs 13:24) The rod is a
symbol of authority. Do not dis-
cipline your child in anger under
any circumstances. But do disci-
pline. Remember the story of Eli
in the book of 1 Samuel 2:12-36,
4:12-22? His household was
judged because he did not


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restrain his wicked sons- Hoph-
ni and Phinehas. Even though he
was a priest in the temple, he
failed miserably with his own
sons. Parents must learn from this
Single moms should ensure
that their male child has a Chris-
tian male role model in his life:
Someone wise and trustworthy.
Maintain eye-contact when
communicating with your child.
Ensure that he does the same
when speaking to you and oth-
Encourage children to
research what they don't know
independently. They must not be
lazy, but learn to help themselves
as early as possible. Expose them
to age-appropriate research tools.
Affirm, your child daily to
build confidence. Speak to him
gently and kindly. Do not shout.
If your child is in another room of
the house, go to him if you have
something to say, or call him to
Busy parents should adjust
their schedules to prioritise their
children. You cannot train if you
are not around. Yes work is nec-
essary, and diligent work is to be
admired, but don't let too much
of it contribute to the destruction
of your child. Food is needed but
consume too much of it, and it
turns to gluttony.
The under-performing dads
must with strength and courage
improve, as they direct their
hearts towards their offspring and
financially support, guide, train
and protect them. There is much
more to parenting, than just pro-
viding. Your children need you;
up close and in the trenches with
them. Those fathers are already
doing a great job, keep it up!
Your children admire you. Soci-
eties need you. Delinquent
dads/moms must soberly evalu-
ate their lives and change direc-
tion. You will reap what you sow.
Such persons must be held
accountable by law.
(Titus 2:3-5) Moms with
school-age children and younger,
currently working outside the
. home, should prayerfully consid-
er working from home, or becom-
ing full time homemakers. This
would enable you to pay more
attention to your children's train-
ing and education and inculcate
them with your values more effec-
tively. This is one of the great
benefits that homeschooling par-
ents are experiencing. They cah
be more diligent in child training
because their children are learn-
ing at home. It is certainly to soci-
ety's advantage for children to be
socialised properly. If you're not
there yet or if you feel you cannot
make such decisions because of
your economic circumstances,
spend as much time with your
child/children as possible. I know
a story of a single mom who
moved her business into her

home in order to be more avail-
able for her son. He was having
behavioral and academic prob-
Have your children read
aloud to you from the Bible and
other constructive books, news-
papers etc, and converse with
them frequently. You cannot
train if you're too tired and
stressed. The pilfering CEO start-
ed stealing as a youngster. Unfor-
tunately some parents end up
using the money they've accu-
mulated to pay lawyers to repre-
sent their children who get into
trouble. Others have to remort-
gage the family home. Tragically,
some mourn the early end of their
children's lives, cut short as a
result of bad choices.
Say no to unmonitored and
excessive TV and video game
watching and playing. Invest in
positive Christian and instruc-
tional videos, helpful documen-
taries, and reading material for
your children that stress moral
.living and righteousness. Ensure
that they read age-appropriate
and content-suitable books by
great authors. I highly recom-
mend exposing children to non-
fiction, like stories of brave, and
extraordinary people such as
inventors, scientists, explorers,
crusaders for justice, great states-
men, Christian martyrs, philan-
thropists, Bible characters, heroes
and heroines of yesterday and
today, etc., in order to inspire
them. Do not allow them to
watch unwholesome cartoons,
violent programmes and pro-
grammes with impure content.
Remember junk in, junk out. If
the little ones view "bad stuff",
they will think and act poorly.
The same is true for adults. Par-
ents what are you watching? Are
you corrupting your innocent
ones by your misguided behav-
iour? If so, you will pay a heavy
price. (Galatians 6:7,8)
Do not permit your children
to grow up in the road. Empha-
sise fun activities that help them
learn, in the backyard or in the
home. Furthermore, it is unsafe.
Expose youngsters to educa-
tionally stimulating activities as
much as possible. (Interesting
hobbies, trips to intriguing places,
interact with Christian mentors,
join clubs to hone skills, etc.)
Let your yes be yes and your
no be no. (James 5:12) Do not
give your child mixed messages.
Make him/her obey you. If you
say, "Go to bed," then follow
through to ensure that your child
obeys your command iMakc2 him
go to bed and stay there. Do not
ignore him if he gets up, motivat-
ed by disobedience. Deal with
him patiently. Make him obey
you. If he does not obey you who
he sees, how will he learn to obey
God who he cannot see? I know a
story of a child who had a fatal
accident as a result of disobedi-
ence to his mom.
Teach your youngsters about
cleaning, washing, cooking, fish-
ing, boating, auto fundamentals,
recycling, gardening/farming, etc,
and the harmful effects of pollu-
tion, as it relates to the environ-
ment. Seek help from profession-
als where needed.
Teach your precious ones
appropriate telephone manners.
Make sure that your child
learns to swim. We live on an
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this series will appear in tomor-
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Rev CB Moss
FROM page one

Security Minister Tommy
Turnquest revealed that 29
per cent of those charged
with murder this year were
out on bail at the time they
were accused of committing
the capital offence. These
figures are from the begin-
ning of this year up to July
"Well there is no question
that it is unacceptable that
individuals charged with
very serious crimes, and
especially multiple crimes,
should be out on bail," said
Rev Moss. "On the other
hand, our judicial system is
based on the premise that
an individual is innocent
until proven guilty. And
therefore you cannot incar-
cerate a person for an
extended period of time if
he is presumed to be inno-
He said that the solution
to the problem at least in
part lies with making
changes within the process
that brings people before
the courts. Additional
resources, both human,
technical and financial have
to be brought forward to
expedite the gathering of
information, the processing
of the cases and the docu-
mentation putting them
before the judges.
"I think that problem lies
with the attorney general's
office and that must be
improved upon immediate-
ly. There is no excuse for
persons charged with seri-
ous crimes especially mur-
der to be out on bail. But
there is also no excuse for a
person to be held in prison
for longer than two years,"
said Rev Moss.
"So we must put the
blame where the blame
belongs that's the attor-
ney general's office and
the people of this country
must demand that they
improve their performance.
We have had a number of
attorney generals over the
past several years, we hear a
lot of talk coming out of that
particular office, but we are
not seeing the action."
It was reported that new-
ly appointed Attorney-gen-
eral Michael Barnett has
ordered an audit into the
backlog of cases in the judi-
cial system. His predecessor
Mrs Claire Hepburn did the
same when she took office.
Mr Turnquest also
revealed that out of the 41
murder cases over the peri-
od, 58 per cent of the vic-
tims had a prior criminal
record, while 52 per cent of
suspects also had a prior
criminal record. He also said
that in 2008, 70 per cent of
murder victims knew their
alleged killers.

Police are aware

that vigilantism

could happen
FROM page one

with The Tribune, Commis-
sioner Ferguson said that
the Bahamas is not at the
point where you see any
large number of cases
where persons are begin-
ning to take the law into
their own hands. However,
while this may be the case
today, he said, the police
are always aware that there
is a chance that this vigilan-
tism could happen.
"There have been a cou-
ple of cases where persons,
for one reason or another,
decide that they are not
going to work with the
police and that they are
going to do this themselves.
I have heard about that on
more than one occasion.
But the good thing about
situations like that is, most
of the time you are in pos-
session of intelligence that

tells you certain things are
happening and as police
you have ways and means
of dealing with the situation
that it can be defused in a
lot of instances before you
have that vigilantly type sit-
"Because you don't want
that in your community
because crime goes rapidly
downhill when that kind of
thing happens. So we have
to be effective to the point
that we deny that kind of
activity in our community,"
he said.

Passport office turmoil

following computer glitch


THE passport office was in
a state of "chaos" yesterday wit-
nesses say after a computer
malfunction caused the already
large crowd awaiting their trav-
el documents to spill over into
the parking lot.
As summer travel dates
approach, more and more
Bahamians have been gather-
ing at the office trying to get
their passports in time to make
their flights.
Most say they put in applica-
tions months ago and now risk
cancelling their vacation plans
and losing money, all because
of the office's inefficiency.
The Tribune received a call
from an angry source outside
the office, who said that com-
puter failure had caused the
already slow system to grind to
a complete halt, and that an
irate crowd was gathering out-
side the office.
However, the source later
claimed that after he was over-
heard by officers calling The
Tribune, the persons outside
were gathered into the office,
where they continued to sit and
wait fruitlessly.
These complaints come five
weeks after the last time a back-
log was reported, at which time
Foreign Affairs Minister Brent
Symonette told The Tribune
that the passport office was
seeking to ease the "summer
issue" by increasing staff at the
department, extending the
office's working day by two
hours, and maybe even working
on weekends.
Mr Symonette said that some
of these improvements have
been realized they have
brought in some new staff, and
the offices in Grand Bahama
and Abaco have started issuing
the new e-passports, thereby

Huge crowd awaiting travel

papers spills into parking lot


THE PASSPORT office came to a standstill yesterday after a comput-
er malfunction caused a large crowd to spill into the parking lot.

easing the backlog in Nassau.
The deteriorating situation is
illustrated by the fact that in
June, people were advised to
line up for passport collection at
5am, but yesterday there were
people who said they'd been
outside the passport office since
Livingstone Gibson reported
that there were hundreds of
people outside the passport
office, and it was absolute
"chaos" because no line could
be formed.
The office continues to give
"flimsy excuses" to the public,
he said.
Many Bahamians waiting for
passports complained of the rise
in gas price and the amount of
times that they've been
required to "check back" for
their passports.
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our passports is unacceptable,"
said Sherman Jolly.
"We don't need to hear
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come one time".
The particularly long hold up
this summer is said to be due
to the fact that the US now
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electronic passports with fin-
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Mr Symonette said the office
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week, because of two very
pressing issues a water leak
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"We did make an announce-
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"But this afternoon, we are
back up and running, we are
beginning to see the light at the
end of the tunnel," he said.


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over new gas product

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expressed grave concerns about
the new gas product.
The resident criticised FOCOL
for not being initially forthright
with the public about the new
According to documented evi-
dence provided by the source,
FOCOL imported more than
1(X).000 gallons of a fuel product
known as Gasohol 93 Ethanol 10
per cent, from its supplier in Flori-
da, in May.
A disclaimer issued by the sup-
plier states that the product "does
not meet the requirements for
reformulated gasoline, and may
not be used in any reformulated
gasoline covered area."
The source claimed that gaso-
hol was an "inferior" product that
is not suitable for regular engines.
He said it also burns faster and
gives reduced mileage to regular
gasoline so residents have to fill
their gas tanks more often.
The source claimed to have
documents showing that FOCOL
knew what it was buying. It was
claimed it was given to gas retail-
ers and the company "got caught
after vehicles started breaking
To him it was unconscionable
for a monopoly, such as FOCOL,
to take advantage of residents,
especially when the cost of gas is
already too high.
According to the resident
FOCOL owns several service sta-
tions, and competes directly with
the few independent gas retailers
on the island.
The resident speculated that
the product might have been giv-
en "to the independent gas retail-
ers to knock them out of busi-
According to online research
reports, the corrosiveness of gaso-
hol is known to have negative
effects, such as reduced
mileage/acceleration. It is also
known to clog fuel filters and fuel
pumps, and shorten the life of
Precaution for first-time gaso-
hol users is that silicone, natural
rubber and certain Teflon rubber
hoses cannot be used. Persons are
also advised to check for cleanli-
ness of the fuel tank before filling
up with gasohol.
Since the implementation of
the new ethanol-blended fuel, a
large number of vehicle owners
have experienced problems with

their car fuel pumps and injcc-
tors. Some gas retailers have also
experienced equipment malfunc-
tion with their gas pumps, which
required more frequent mainte-
Larry Albury. operator of
Freeport Jet Wash, said gas retail-
ers were never initially notified
of the change in gas type by
FOCOL. He said they were made
aware of the change only after the
fact when problems started occur-
ring in a number of vehicles.
Mr Albury said he wrote a let-
ter a week ago to FOCOL
requesting information about
what is in the product. "I am still
awaiting a response from the com-
pany," he said.
Stephen Adderley, general
manager of FOCOL, said the
company "stands behind the new
He noted that US suppliers are
now mandated by the US-
government to sell environmen-
tally-friendly ethanol-blended
"Almost every state in the
United States has moved in that
direction of making it a require-
ment because it is a cleaner burn-
ing fuel for environmental pur-
poses. That is the regulation that
came into effect in Florida, in
June," he said.
"Gasohol is not dangerous to
vehicles. As far as we know the
product is not bad for vehicles
and I can't imagine suppliers in
the US putting a product out that
will cause damage to vehicles,"
said Mr Adderley.
He explained that the term
gasoholl' is used whenever gaso-
line is mixed with any alcohol,
such as ethanol or methanol.
According to Mr Adderley the
gas product supplied by FOCOL
contains 10 per cent ethanol,
which does not require any mod-
ification to engines.
"The only problem is when the
ethanol content gets higher than
10 per cent, and that is what hap-
pened recently. The ethanol con-
tent in the gasoline shipped to
several gas stations on the island
contained a slightly higher than
10 per cent ethanol."
Mr Adderley explained that
FOCOL did not get enough infor-
. nation from its supplier regarding
the transition of the new product.
He said FOCOL has now cor-
rected the problem and does not
foresee any future problems with
the product.

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- storming holiday yachts armed with AK47s
- have been well publicised.
"Similarly, no one would lead their beloved
into the ganglands of LA. But what about the
so-called holiday paradises that can be just
as dangerous, but manage to play down their
frightening crime rates?"
Of the Bahamas, it said: "Half a million
Britons visit the 700-plus islands of the
Bahamas each year. While tourism is respon-
sible for 60 per cent of GDP, the islands have
a dark side: murder rates have risen by 30 per
cent since 2004, with 79 deaths last year. The
Foreign Office warns visitors to be on their
guard, particularly in the capital, Nassau."
The island nations that the newspaper
claimed are "lower risk" or in the "where to
go" category for British holidaymakers are
Barbados, Bermuda, Mauritius, the Maldives
and the Seychelles.

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Mr Major said that his son,
David Jr, was with him in
Freeport when he received the
news of the deaths of his wife and
"He is my strength. He was
very close to his mother," he said.
Mr Major said that his family's
religious beliefs are helping his
children cope with their loss.
"They understand what hap-
pened and they took it quite well.
Because of their Christian
upbringing in my house, they
understood and they accept.
"Because of the Lord Jesus
Christ, what he has done for us, it
has, and will make it easier for us
from this point on," he said.
Mr Major added that his wife
was very involved with the church,
both during her youth in Nassau
and during her married life in
Remembering the third victim
of Wednesday's accident, Annette
Kenny aunt of the deceased -
said that. Renee Pinder was always
"the life of every party."
"As a second career Renee
could have been a stand-up come-
dian. She was very vivacious and
also very diplomatic." she said.
Ms Pinder, who was not mar-
ried, was expected to travel to

It puts Barbados' lower murder rate down
to its "strict policing", adding that it "no doubt
has something to do with a first-class educa-
tion system."
The report comes on the heels of another
widely-viewed article in international maga-
zine The Economist, entitled "Sun, Sea and
Murder" which also played up the point that
while it is better known for its "blue skies,
cricket and rum punch" the Caribbean is "a
world leader in violent crime."
The January 2008 article, which appeared a
week after eleven people were murdered in
one village in Guyana, said that the "pros-
perous Bahamas is far more dangerous than
impoverished Guyana."
And it identified the "common factor"
behind the violence in Caribbean countries
as "the illegal drugs trade, which provides
gangs with cash and weapons."
"Violence surges when gang politics are
unsettled. Fights break out over turf, bad
debts or deals gone sour. Rivalries peak when

Family pays ribulte
Nassau yesterday to assist with
the government's new c-passport
Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell, who
worked with Ms Pinder during his
term in office as Minister of For-
eign Affairs, yesterday expressed
his condolences to the family.
"I am good friends with the
"In particular I worked as Min-
ister of Foreign Affairs with vice-
consul Renee Pinder. I know how
hard she worked, and what a great
love she had for her country and
the sacrifice that she made for her
country in her service overseas in
New York.
"I am sure that all of her col-
leagues will miss her dearly. I
know that the Bishop and his wife
are people of faith and even in
this time of trouble they know
that life will endure," Mr Mitchell
According to police reports, it is
believed that one of the sisters
was water walking in shallow
water when she suddenly fell into
a deep hole. The remaining vic-
tims tried to assist, but all three
died when none of the women
made it to shore alive.
Renee and Fave were two of
eight children of retired Bishop
Harcourt Brown, 76, and his wife.

The family's eldest son, Wilton
Pinder, told The Tribune that is
was a tradition for his sisters to
vacation with their parents around
this time of year.
"The girls always used to vaca-
tion together with our parents
around this time. The boys went
usually in October or November,
or around regatta time," he said.
The sisters were enjoying their
last vacation day with their par-
ents when they drowned in
Dean's Blue Hole.
Mr Pinder said that the inci-
dent was very traumatic for his
parents, who witnessed the
drowning of their two daughters

supplies run dry. and when arrests or deaths
create a leadership vacuum," it said.
Yesterday, Commissioner of Police Regi-
nald Ferguson declined to comment on the
article without having read it, and a copy sent
to him did not illicit a response before press
However, it is understood that the force
thinks it is unfair that the Bahamas is some-
times "painted with the same brush" as coun-
tries like Jamaica which has recorded over
700 murders already this year when it
comes to its reputation abroad, and when vio-
lent crime against tourists is not as high as it is
within the general population.
Minister of Tourism Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace yesterday told The Tribune that he
did not wish to respond to the report as it
relates to an issue that he plans to discuss
with ministry staff at a meeting he will hold in
the next week and a half to inform them of the
direction the ministry will take under his lead-

and granddaughter.
Bishop Harcourt, whose family
also has a homestead in Millers,
Long Island, retired five years ago
and now reside in Nassau.
The Pinder family is scattered
over New Providence, Grand
Bahama, Abaco, Florida and New
Funeral services are expected
to take place within the next two
weeks, after the remains of three
victims are released to the family.
Mr Major said that he expects
that Renee will be buried in
Nassau, while his wife and daugh-
ter will be interred in Grand

Bodies of two men

found floating at sea

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Marshall Road, South Beach. The 228 men and 64 women were
travelling on a wooden sloop when they ran aground.
Defence Force and Immigration officials received a tip around
6am that day leading to the apprehension of the migrants.
Some of them were suffering from dehydration and eight had to
be taken to hospital.
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 last Wednesday.

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My 88-year-old mother has lost her 8 year old

companion Rex, pictured above, and she is

heartbroken. Rex has a health condition that

requires special medication which he must have

every day. He is wearing a navy blue collar with

Union Jack flags around it.

Rex was lost on Saturday morning, July 26, just

before the violent thunderstorm in the area of the

Cable Beach Apartments in Westward Villas by

Rawson Court.

If you have seen Rex or have given him shelter

and taken him in, we thank you and ask that you

call Tony Appleyard at 525-2961 or 477-0950

or the Bahamas Humane Society at 323-51 38.


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The spectre of racism in the Bahamas


I pledge inmy allegiance t "ilThe
Flag and to The Comiioniwealth
of The Bahamas for which it
stands, one people united illn love
and service.

National Pledge of Allegiance

T HE spectre of racism
continues to linger in
the Bahamas today, comple-
mented by the emergence of a
new, black oligarchy and clas-
sism that further stratifies the
nation along economic/class
Today, which marks the date
of the emancipation of the slaves
and my 24th birthday, comes at a
time when some persons, how-
ever subtly, continue to have an
epidermal obsession, judging
people on the hue of their skin
(whether black or white) rather
than adhering to Martin Luther
King's magnanimous urging to
assess a person based on the
content of their character.
Undoubtedly, due to people
injudiciously judging others
based on their skin tone,
Bahamians across the spectrum
of colours may have not had fair
chances at jobs, bank loans, etc.
Over time, our race relations
have been shaped by issues such
as slavery, minority rule and the
fight for majority rule, mass ille-
gal immigration (particularly
from Haiti) and so on.
Although there is a maturing
air of racial harmony in the
Bahamas, there are occasions
where antipathy and racism sur-
faces, particularly when self-
seeking, narrow-minded politi-
cians exploit the psychological
effects of slavery and the racist
injustices of the past.
In the years since the UBP's
dismantlement, black Bahami-
ans have become apprehensive
about white Bahamians ascend-
ing to political power, mainly
due to the angst that these
Bahamians could have a stran-
glehold on both the economic
and political structure, turn the
country into some kind of racist
backwater where the masses are
oppressed and/or accrue more
wealth in the process (something
that several rapacious black
politicians have also done).
According to Director of Cul-
ture Nicolette Bethel, the

appointment of a itself-identi-
f'ied white Bahamian as )Deputy
Prime Minister has raised the
fear that the oppressive force
that was fractured in 1967 will
return and change the Bahamas
back to what it was before
Majority Rule."
Nicolette Bethel asserts that
the appointment of a "self-iden-
tified White Bahamian as
Deputy Prime Minister has giv-
en White Bahamians a chance
to feel as though they belong in
The Bahamas again." (Brent
Symonette and the place of
white Bahamians in local poli-
tics will be explored in ani
upcoming column.)
Racism -- a terminal disease
- and classism have deepened
the social divide and have led to
the imposition of Judco-Christ-
ian values that have caused the
denigration of some indigenous
culture and contributed to ghel-
toisation and residential segre-
gation of countless Bahamians
in what historically are, in some
cases, African heritage sites that
have today evolved into crime-
riddled, dirtv war zones with
sub-standard housing.
Indeed, while J.udeo-Christian
values have their merits. It
could be because of such out-
side influences and historical ties
to slavery, that some black
Bahamians arc mentally
enslaved and in some instances
become virtually fixated with
bleaching their skin and/or,
among themselves, comparing
who'has a lighter skin tone, with
the lighter coloured persons
being viewed.as more beautiful
or, as is proven sometimes: more
likely to be presented with
As seen during recent political
rallies, does the rhetoric of racial
propaganda echo the real social
values inherent to Bahamian
society? Outside of politics, to
what extent is race really an
issue in the Bahamas today?
In the Bahamas, race issues
and classism io beyond the
sphere of political discourse, but
also influence attitudes, social
interaction and settlement pat-

In New Providence, in some
cases, there is little interaction
for some people outside of a cer-
tain class/race of friends. Nico-
lette Bethel asserts that there is
an unspoken air of separation
along racial lines as "there are
still churches and clubs and
parks and professions and
schools that are avoided by
whites (and) blacks."
Having been raised on Long
Island, while I can presume that
some small-minded people pos-
sibly harbour restrained racial
prejudices/thoughts, for the most
part the island (particularly
young people) is a melting pot
with white and black Bahami-
ans sprinkled in the various set-
tlements and both black and
"Conchy Joe" Bahamians rush
with junkanoo groups, work
together, inter-marry, patronise
the same restaurants/clubs etc.
While I have a diverse back-
ground and a heterogeneous
group of friends, I've found that
for some Nassauvians, there's an
air of suspicion and a lack of
interaction outside of established
race/class groupings.

n Alan Gar LaFlamme's
1972 study of the bi-racial
community of Green Turtle Cay,
he discovered that various
forces, ranging from the relative
physical isolation, residential
segregation, segregated work
schedules, recreational
segregation to social distance,
have kept the two ethnic groups
LaFlamme asserts that, social-
ly, there was a preference for
socialising within one's own eth-
nic group and consequently con-
cluded that, as a result of this,
cultural differences are main-
tained or even created and
derived from differences in
resources, personal association
and shared ideas.
Christopher Curry, my former
college lecturer and a white
Bahamian historian currently
pursuing his doctorate abroad,
claims that on Green Turtle Cay,
"even the Loyalist Memorial
Garden erected by the whites in


"In the Bahamas,
race issues and
classism go
beyond the
sphere of political
discourse, but also
influence attitudes,
social interaction
and settlement

1983 symbolises the communi-
ty's racial segregation with its
central icon a heroic Loyalist
woman waving the union flag
and a loyal female slave 'a suit-
able' step or two behind."'
In a 2005 interview with
another daily, when addressing
his heritage and culture, even
DPM Brent Symonette
appeared to assert his discon-
nect and apparent cultural
demarcation, stating: "My her-
itage is France, hence the name
'Symonette'." France to Eng-
land and possibly to Bermuda
and then here. When Alfred
Sears stood up and talked about
Clifton, he painted this very
emotional picture of the black
slave captured in Africa (sic)
and landing into freedom in The
Bahamas. I didn't come that
route. "So my cultural history
isn't based in the navel string of
Mother Africa, so how can you
ask me to celebrate that her-
According to Mr Curry:
"Within New Providence, res-
idential segregation is evident
although racial lines in many
instances have been obscured or
even subsumed by class values.
As such, professionally-trained
and educated blacks were able
to achieve upward mobility after
majority rule, many moving out
of the Over the Hill areas to
more lavish housing in the east-
ern district or newly-developed
sub-divisions in the south-east
and western ends of the island.
"While it is true that there has
been some integration by blacks
into traditionally white commu-
nities, the degree of social inter-
action between the races is ques-
"A recent survey in 2003 sug-
gests that many Bahamians still
prefer to live in ethnically
homogenous communities. *

Accordingly, only 58 per cent of
respondents lived in a residential
area with persons of another
race and only 50 per cent of per-
sons living in an all-white or all-
black community would consid-
er living in a mixed residential
area," he said.
Throughout several Family
Island communities, a common
thread of residential segregation
and racial attitudes is
entrenched, although young
Bahamians are rapidly breaking
the cycle. Michael Craton and
Gail Saunders note in their his-
torical work Islanders in the
Stream vol.II, that Spanish Wells
was known as the most preju-
diced of all the white communi-
ties, forbidding blacks from
remaining on the island
Chris Curry, who also con-
ducted a survey/research on that
island, states:
"Today, except for a handful
of government officials the
entire population of the original
settlement remains 'Conchy Joe'
white, the majority are blood
relations and more than one
quarter rejoice in the single sur-
name Pinder. Similar configura-
tions (albeit with a higher 'sprin-
kling' of blacks) are also found
on the offshore cays in the Aba-
cos, including Guana Cay,
Elbow Cay, Man o' War Cay
and the mainland settlement of
Cherokee. While the obvious
and explicit forms of racism may
have subsided in these commu-
nities, their values and prefer-
ence for living apart from others
encourages social distancing and
latent forms of racism."
Recently, I watched a two-
part CNN report that, while
feeding into some stereotypes,
delved into the topic of being
'Black in America' and attempt-
ed to examine interracial rela-
tionships, AIDS statistics, edu-
cational gaps, successful black
Americans, unemployment and
the inability of educated black
women to find an educated or
employed mate of-equal footing.
While racism/classism may
exist in both the US and here, by
contrast, it appears that black
Bahamians have a greater sense
of self-worth and equality unlike
some black Americans, who
appear to have an inferiority
complex and a mental enslave-
ment that has been overwhelm-
ingly poisoned by hundreds of
years in slavery and a vicious
civil rights struggle.


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Nevertheless, America's race
relations appear to be improv-
ing, and the nomination of a
black presidential candidate
(Barack Obama) to contest the
presidency in this industrialized
nation, where the majority of its
population is Caucasian, is
indicative of this.
Frankly, when looking at
racial tensions in the US, per-
sons such as Al Sharpton and
Jesse Jackson and the late, white
US Senators Jesse Helms and
Strom Thurmond have con-
tributed to racial divisions.
Recently, Jackson's uncen-
sored tirade against Obama's
urging of blacks to plan families
instead of bearing bastard chil-
dren with multiple partners out
of wedlock was broadcast.

indeed, it is because of
opportunistic, monied so-
called black leaders such as
these purveyors of disharmony
that some black Americans have
adopted a racially contemptu-
ous psyche and, in some cases,
an outlook that isn't apprecia-
tive of hard work and
blames the white man for
everything (and this does not
excuse injustices or racism by
Locally, although unambigu-
ous and overt forms of racism
may have receded since Majori-
ty Rule and constitutional
changes, the continuance of res-
idential segregation and what
appears to be a general lack of
interaction between the ethnic
and class groupings is notewor-
In 2006, Helen Klonaris, a
Greek Bahamian, noted that
race is "a conversation that
white Bahamians by and large,
either want to dismiss, with com-
mon phrases such as 'I don't
think about race,' 'race doesn't
come into it,' or 'we're over
that', or, become defensive and
speak of 'reverse racism', that
'the tables have turned' and
white people are now the vic-
tims of Black oppression."
Sir Durward Knowles' One
Bahamas campaign is a noble
idea, but it cannot be made a
reality unless, as Christopher
Curry suggests, "further discus-
sion on the historical
antecedents of racism in The
Bahamas would provide a mean-
ingful understanding of the pre-
sent race issues that'divide our
great nation."

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HARBOUR Island's tourism market has con-
tinued strong in 2008, with both domestic
and international visitors flocking to its pink
sand shores and crystal blue waters, June
Cartwright, Ministry of Tourism's representa-
tive on the island, told Tribune Travel.

"We have had a busy year and
as always we do our- best to
ensure that our guests enjoy the
pleasures of this island," she said.
Among the improvements to
the island's inventory, the Ramo-
ra Bay Resort is currently under-
going renovations and has
received approval to build a 40-
slip marina, as well as to improve
their rooms. "They are giving
this property a whole new face
lift and it promises to be beauti-
ful," Ms Cartwright said.
Brenda Colebrook, adminis-
trator of Lands and Local Gov-
ernment, said Ramora Bay has
managed to "hold its own" this
year, and even as the fourth
marina on the small island, it is
not over-indulging this service.
The newest restaurant, Tropic
Hut on Dunmore Street, serves
as a local hang out for young Bri-
landers, giving them yet another
option-for entertainment. They
serve a.variety.of Bahamian and
American dishes such as, pizzas,

hot dogs, cracked conch and
sandwiches. They have also
included an ice-cream parlour.
With the service of the
Bahamian Fast Ferries (the Bo
Hengy named after Brother
Henry Sawyer, a community and
church leader, farmer, seaman
and boat-builder, born in Har-
bour Island in 1856), the island
has had a spike in visitors who
are brought in daily. August is
generally known as the "down
month" in Briland, except for a
group of Italian visitors who stay
at the Pink Sands Hotel from
year to year.
The operation of the Bo
Hengy, a comfortable 177-pas-
senger, two-deck high-speed fer-
ry boat, makes the island easily
and affordably accessible. It
leaves Nassau every morning at
8am, briefly stops in Spanish
Wells and arrives in Harbour
Island at 10:15am, returning to
Nassau in the late afternoon. The
ferry makes two trips on Fridays

and public holidays.

Better known as Briland,
Harbour Island is one of the
country's highest earning desti-
nations, contributing $10 mil-
lion quarterly to the economy.
Despite this fact, the three
mile island's complaints contin-
ue to be ignored. All businesses,
homes, hotels and marinas are
affected by the constant elec-
tricity shortages, making its
booming tourism industry diffi-
cult, if not impossible, to sus-
Another deterrent to contin-
ued prosperity lies in the high
rates of illegal immigration to
Briland. Besides the strain on
health care, space, and job avail-
ability, the non-English immi-
grants may appear to be
unfriendly locals to visitors ask-
ing for directions or seeking out
the helpful Brilander to experi-
ence the "real Bahamas".
To date however, these seri-
ous problems have not yet dri-
ven all Brilanders to a state of
hopelessness. While there are a
few who find these problems so
dire that they beg the govern-
ment for assistance, there are
some-who remain as patriotic
as ever, quoting the well known
song "Briland sweet ay?"

While most Bahamians may
be unaware of the island's rich
legacy, it is interesting to take a
look at the people and events
that have come to make the
island what it is today.
In 'The Harbour Island Sto-
ry', by Anne and Jim Lawlor
(2008), Harbour Island is said to
have become "a reputed health
resort as the pure, serene and
healthful air brought sick inhab-
itahts from other islands and

ailing refugees from the malar-
ial rice lands of Carolina" by
the early 18th Century".
The book notes also that by
the end of the century, the
island had become Lord Dun-
more's summer retreat. Capi-
talising on its perception as a
"healthy island", early in the
next century sick troops were
being sent from Nassau to new-
ly built barracks at "the most
healthy island in the Bahamas
to recover their health".
The Lawlors' book records
that "the inhabitants of Har-
bour Island at that time 'were a
kind hospitable race, and
although their buildings might
have been covered in thatch,
their doors were open to
Moving into the 20th century
many of the early visitors to
Harbour Island were Brilanders
returning home on family
reunions, business visits or
excursions at holiday celebra-
tions for New Year, Easter and
Empire Day.
Evidence of the growing pop-
ularity of excursions to Harbour
Island, is reported in 'The Har-
bour Island Story'.
On a moonlit night in early
May 1895, the SS Nassau, cap-
tained by William Ranger,
steamed out of Nassau Harbour
with 33 pleasure seekers for the
round-trip fare of six shillings.
Some stayed at Albert Ernest
Sweeting's house, boarding with
meals. Mr Sweeting died and the
following year his wife, Julia,
and her daughters opened their
house to guests as The Sea View
Hotel. The first guest was Com-
missioner H E Grant, who paid
four shillings a day for room
and board. Julia ran the Sea
View Hotel for 46 years and her
daughter Nellie for a further 14
years. The hotel was razed to the

ground in 1960.
According to the Lawlors, the
number of foreign tourists to
Nassau increased steadily in step
with improvements in steamship
service during the last four
decades of the 19th Century,
reaching a peak of 750 each win-
ter season. Some of them would
find their way to Eleuthera,
Harbour Island and Abaco.
The greatest boost to Har-
bour Island tourism happened
on March 15, 1922, when the
seaplane, Columbus, of the
Aero Miami Airways Inc, flew
from Miami to Nassau with pas-
sengers. Shortly after noon, the
Columbus made the very first
flight to Harbour Island from
Nassau taking as passengers; Mr
& Mrs R J A Farrington, Miss
Kate Menendez, Daisy Curry,
Olive Moore, P H Burns, 0 H
Curry, Newell Kelly and Dudley
The party had lunch at Har-
bour Island, arranged by wire-
less and returned to Nassau at
4pm having enjoyed the trip
tremendously. The flight back
took 37 minutes. The second
flight 10 days later returned to
Nassau two hours late due to
engine failure. From this time,
the enchantment of Harbour
Island was no longer a secret.
By the late 1930s,'Harbour
Island was a popular resort for
charters. excursions and visiting

yachts, and travel to the island
had increased tremendously
both by sea and by air.
An amazing change had
occurred in less than two
decades. Harbour Island had
grown from a quiet little fishing
village, a tiny speck on the map,
to a 'fountain of youth', one of
the finest pleasure resorts that
could put a visitor into a peace-
ful state of mind free from the
clamour of city life.
At the time, it seemed incred-
ible that one could breakfast in
New York and dine at Harbour
Island or fly there from Miami
between breakfast and lunch.
The visitors were enchanted by
the remnants of colonial habita-
tions and fortresses, game fish-
ing, bone fishing, trolling for yel-
lowtail and grouper, and swim-
ming in the harbour or at the
beach. The delicious pink conch
could be found in abundance
along the island's beaches and
even an amateur swimmer with
a glass mask could bring a conch
up dive after dive.
Moving forward to modern
times, the enchantment, beau-
ty and peace of Briland contin-
ues, fortunately, because it
allows both visitor and resident
to shake their heads and carry
on as best they can despite pot-
holes, and water and power


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22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

Reverend Earl Franklyn

Pritchard, 92

of Sears Road, Nassau,
The Bahamas, will be
held at Evangelistic
Temple, Collins Avenue,
Nassau on Saturday, 2nd
August, 2008 at 11am.

Reverend Dr Gary Curry
and Reverend Dr Vernon
Moses will officiate and
interment will be
Ebenezer Methodist
Cemetery, East Shirley
Street, Nassau.

Pre-deceased by his wife, Helen Corrine Weech
Pritchard; mother, Jestina Evelyn Eldon; father, Frank
Templeton Pritchard; and is survived by his daughters,
Ms Kathryn Pritchard, Mrs Sonja Pinder, Ms Pansy
Russell, Mrs Demmy Heffernan; all residing in Nassau;
grandsons, Ron Lowe of USA, Shane Pinder of USA,
Brooks Russell of Nassau, Bahamas, Ryan Russell of
.Nassau, Bahamas, Luke Pinder of USA;
granddaughters, Mrs April Gunter of USA, Mrs Lori
Malone of USA, Mrs Megan Ryan of USA; brothers,
Mr Elwwood Pritchard and the late Donald Pritchard;
sisters, Mr Mavis Weech; sons-in-law, Mr Gerald
Pinder of Nassau, Bahamas, Mr Tim Heffernan of
Nassau, Bahamas and the late Andrew Pinder;
grandsons-in-law, Mr Bert Gunter of USA, Mr Kevin
Malone of USA, Mr Joseph Ryan of USA;
granddaughters-in-law, Mrs Tammy Lowe of USA,
Mrs Haley Pinder of USA, Mrs Rachael Russell of
Nassau, Bahamas, Mrs Joy Pinder of USA; brothers-
in-law, Mr Floyd Weech; sisters-in-law, Mrs Ruth
Pritchard of Nassau, Bahamas, Mrs Rene Pritchard,
Nassau, Bahamas, Mrs Rene Pritchard, Cananda, Mrs
Violet Weech of Nassau, Bahamas; great grands,
Morgan and Coleby Gunter of USA, Griffin, Jestina
and Brinley Malone of USA, Graysen Pinder of USA,
Chelsea and Christopher Lowe of USA, Ally and Lane
Russell, Nassau, Bahamas and a host of friends and

Instead of flowers the family request that donations
be sent to Teen Challenge Bahamas, P.O. Box SS-
6754, Nassau, The Bahamas in memory of Reverend
Earl F. Pritchard.

Arrangements by Kemps Funeral Home Limited.

"Rendering the finest in caring and compassionate service
regardless of financial condition."
7th Terrace, Collins Avenue (242) 356-2187 *
P.O. Box GT-2679 Nassau, Bahamas

Emerita Davis age 81

of Sara Robinson Road
and formerly of Forbes
Hill, Exuma will be held
on Saturday August 2nd, .
2008 at 11 a.m. at St. ...

Boyd Road. Officiating
will be Fr. Martin Gomes
SS.CC. Interment will be
made in The Church's .
Cemetery. ..

Emerita will always be
remembered by her two daughters, Ida Rolle and Flossie
Hall; son-in-law, Clifford Rolle; grand children, Royann
McIntosh and Delamae Davis; great grand children,
Denny McIntosh, Antonia, James and Thonique
Morrison and Chantovia and Anthonice Newton; two
nephews, Kermit Adderley and Sterling Moxey; four
nieces, Judy Addeley, Estella Taylor, Sara Duncanson
and Henrietta Farquaharson; seven grand nieces, Nedra
Adderley, Sargent 2021 Linette Adderley, Natasha
Green, Tiffany Bannister, Sheniqua Fox, Chantel
McSweeney, and Latisha Smith; two grand nephews,
Jermaine Fox and Raymond Smith, and a host of other
relatives and friends including, Jack Davis, Lorraine
Knowles, Rev. Anthony Morrison, Rev. J.J. Stubbs,
Andrea Moss and family, Carnard Pinder and family,
Mrs. Norma Lightbourne, Mrs. Brenda McPhee and *
family, Verna Pinder, Mr. Ben Saunders, Mrs. Lydia
Adderley, Catherine Davis, Mrs. Cynthia Hamilton,
Eveda Poitier, Blanch Neely and family, Mr. Vernal
Rolle, Tool Rolle, Dave Poitier, Mrs. Anna Elloit, Mrs.
Alice Dorsette, Mr. Freda Cleare, Mrs. Fredricka Colby,
Mrs. Catherine Smith, Mr. Tom Roker, Mrs. Emerald
Bethel, Mrs. Joy Stubbs, Bloneva Brown, Mr. Gerrad
McPhee, Mrs. Sharon Farrington and family, Members
of St. Joseph's Parish, and Nurse Elizabeth Woodside
and staff of Female Medical II at the Princess Margaret

The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel
at Ferguson's Funeral Directors, 7th Terrace Collins
Avenue on Friday from 10a.m. to 5p.m. and at the
church on Saturday from 10a.m. until service time.

CHIEF Darrel Johnson & Deputy Chief Tremaine Johnson of Briland
District Council.

Wayne Minns
50years May 10th 1958- Died July 28th 2008

Wayne is survived by his
mother Elizabeth Gantt,
and stepfather Ragan
Gantt of Miami, stepsisters
Sonia and Lisa of Florida.
Predeceased by his brother
Monty Minns

AUNTS, Dorothea
Brenda Brown,


UNCLES, George Minns, Henry Minns, Steve Minns, Haddon
Minns, Andrew Aitken, Capt. Michael Brown, Michael Maroney,

COUSINS, Michelle Brown, Donna Bowe, Julie Schmidth Stuart
Brown, Drew Aitken, Troy Aitken, Cameron Minns, Shane Eldon,
Todd Eldon,

Other family members, Sharon Aitken, Colleen Aitken, Sue Minns,
Rickey Bowe, Antoinette Cartwright, his partner of 14 years.
Stepson Alex Cartwright, Amanda Bowels. Friends of Sanpin
Motors where he worked for eight years, Friends:of Chippingham
community. The Saunders family. And special friend David Lowe.
Neighbors Mr. & Mrs. Ian Bethell, and Vivian and Lisa Archer

A memorial service will be held at Evangelistic Temple, Collins
Ave. on Tuesday the 5th August at 6:00pm

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Bahamas Heart
Association in memory of Wayne Minnis.


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The island life


WHILE tiny Harbour
Island, which measures only
three miles by half a mile, is
not usually thought of as the
"entertainment capital" of
the Bahamas, on closer
study however, there's some-
thing fun for everybody to

Between the night life, island dining in
every price range, numerous watersports,
lazy days on the world's best beaches and
an art gallery exclusively exhibiting
Bahamian artists, residents from other
islands in the Bahamas and tourists alike
can get a true feeling of "da islan' life".
All of my island experiences were so
remarkable, but unfortunately there had
to be a limit to the telling of my Briland
story, so I'll fill you in on just a handful
of the wonderful sights and activities.

Starting your day any way you like is
one of the many joys of being on vaca-
tion. On my first day, I arranged to rent a
jet ski from Lil Shan's Watersports, locat-
ed near Valentine's Marina and Resort.
Lil Shan is Devon Stuart's precious
daughter, and the namesake of his busi-
ness stall. Devon has been running his
watersports venture for two and a half
years, and reported that business has
been more consistent as of late than in
the beginning months of this year,
He also rents kayaks, jet skis and
motorboats, as well as equipment such as
tubes, skis and wakeboards. Devon also
provides fishing trips and serves as a tour
guide, taking customers diving and snor-
keling. To record all your experiences,
Devon also has underwater cameras for
As my friends and I negotiated our jet
ski rental, he handed us a two way radio
and lifejackets, while giving directions to
stay in the harbour, and a description of
all docks and sand banks we'd encounter
on our water sporting day.

With the setting of the sun, Harbour

Island's nightlife came alive so to speak.
Beginning the evening at Gusty's, I
spoke with one of the club's owners, Lin-
da Lewis.
Named after her husband, Gusty
Lewis, the two have been living their
dream at Gusty's for 20 years, Linda said,
jokingly adding that the nightclub really
only took off when she made sure it
would happen just months after their
marriage in 1988.
According to Linda, the club's opera-
tion was initially a native club and "just a
place to hang out" for tourists and
Bahamians. But with things coming
along slowly, they decided to introduce
more of an international flavour, and so
began playing more American music,
like rock n roll and country. They also
introduced karaoke, hoping to draw a
larger segment of the international crowd
that regularly visited the island.
Today however, the club has come full
circle. "We're getting back to our roots,
playing rake n scrape, trying to bring the
element of Briland culture," she said.
And tourists like it just the way it is.
For our final party spot we landed at
the Vic-Hum, named after its founders
Victor and Humphrey Percentie. Opened
since 1955, Vic-Hum is now managed by
Humphrey's son, Humphrey "Hitler"
Percentie Jr.
Owner, manager and bartender of the
Vic-Hum, Hitler shows his deep devotion
to his small island by having spearheaded
the beach clean-up project since 1992.
So along with attracting big-named
celebrities like Tyra Banks, Drew Barry-
more, Naomi Campbell and Elle
McPherson who come to chill at his bar -
where they are treated just like a regular,
everyday customer and enjoy games of
basketball, ping pong and pool, Hitler
manages the project's trucks, workers,
and can even be caught cleaning up him-
self at the ripe age of 54.

The next day found me browsing
downtown shops for another facet of
entertainment. One of the most original
merchants, the Dilly Dally Store, which
is equally enticing to tourists and locals
alike, has been open for 12 years. Owner
Val Albury said her reason for the
unique name is that she hopes this is just
what visitors will do dilly dally in her
store, perhaps prompted by the island's
laid-back atmosphere.
Always on the look out for new

Bahamian-made products, Dilly Dally
boasts an inventory of some 80 per cent
of both Bahamian made and Bahamian
wholesale goods. "We do as much as we
can to keep business here," she said.
Ms Albury also encourages anybody
to come by with their products to show
in her store. So far she has local jams,
arts and crafts, T-shirts that are printed
in Eleuthera, books on bonefishing,
Bahamian history, native cookbooks,
birds, butterflies, plants, fruits, architec-
ture, novels and children's tales, and
music by local talents like KB, Ithalia
Johnson, The Brilanders, Ronnie Butler,
and steel drum Junkanoo music.
Understandably, space is a constant
challenge in her small store, where, Ms
Albury said, "even the ceilings are cov-
ered with maps and posters!" But, she
said, "people gave me a chance, I want
to be able to give others a chance too, so
please, everyone come by with your
unique creations."
The BRI symbol is a unique, copy
written design of Dilly Dally that is
emblazoned across T-shirts, sweaters,
mugs, glasses, key chains, and all memo-
rabilia to serve as a distinctive represen-
tation of each visitor's stay on the pre-
cious isle.
Ms Albury noted also that she does try
to have new items in store every season
for the repeat visitor, which represents
80 per cent of all Harbour Island vaca-
tioners. And the way the store is set up,
as a bountiful treasure chest, repeat visi-
tors are sure to be continuously happy
with their shopping options.

The Princess Street Gallery, owned by
Charles Carey, shows all arts and crafts
designed by artists in Harbour Island. It
also includes books, jewellery, paintings,
lamps and picture frames.
The 12-year old gallery, the only one
on the island, satisfies a multitude of
needs; including providing a venue for
artists who need a place to showcase
their works, as a backdrop for the coun-
try's most famous painter Amos Fergu-
son, and also providing a space for the
works of jewellery,designer Kim Riedel.
The price of each piece is worked out
between the artist and dealer and, Mr
Carey reported, business is going well
this season. Their customer base is main-
ly visitors, but there is also a large resi-
dent client base among winter residents
who find "perfect pieces to give as gifts".

A taste of Harbour Island


FINDING a tantalizing taste in Har-
bour Island, better known as Briland, is
not a difficult feat. In fact, choosing
from the repertoire of lesser known
restaurants, as well as those that are
internationally famous, was the only
hard choice I had to make.
My taste buds were satisfied over and
over by the tangy conch salad from
Queen Conch, run by Lavonda, her
daughter Chanella and her husband
Richard Percentie who dives the conch.
They have been serving salad for 13
years, starting out with only a small stall
made from grocery crates.
Getting a conch salad from Queen
Conch was not only a lunch experience,
but also a local meeting spot, where I
ran into tourists and island residents
alike, all eager to get their hands on a
salad. I also had the pleasure of chatting
with the ladies themselves as their
orders kept rolling in, and customers
wrote down on a notepad the details
of how their particular salad should be
The Percentie mother and daughter
team wear matching uniforms while at
work, alternating between different
Bahamian colours either turquoise
like the sea, orange like the sun or pink
like the conch, Lavonda told me.
Chanella said that it's hard to create
the balance in a conch salad, so a lot of
people like to watch her in action,
quickly splicing, chopping and cubing
the conch, green pepper, onion, and
Over the years, the Percentie family
has made enough money to send two
daughters off to school, and of course
upgrade to a wooden stall, complete
with a back room.
While their hours are noon to 5pm,
T "vonda lightheartedly assured me her
days start a lot earlier. At 7am she

awakes to make her special pepper
sauce which the customer can order
mild, medium or hot. (Some may even
order very hot!)
Together, she and her daughter make
the sour orange juice, squeezing them all
into bottles, clean the conch, and peel
onions, taking the rest of the fresh pro-
duce delivered from Nassau into work.
At the end of the day the Percentie
ladies have a feeling of accomplishment,
having served tourists that wait all year
for a chance to taste that insurmount-
able seafood fiesta again.
According to Lavonda, she started
her business after 20 years of working in
hotels on Harbour Island. She was very
curious and keen to venture into some-
thing of her own, and as a result, the
Queen Conch was born.
Chanella shares her mother's love for
meeting new people and they've met
people from all walks of life through
their hard work. Running the Queen
Conch has been a real door opener for
her, she said, reminiscing about times
she's served visitors from Africa, Asia,
Australia, the UK, even Russia, as well
as a steady stream of patriotic local cus-
Lavonda doesn't eat conch salad her-
self, she noted sadly. Although she
used to love it, she now sees to much of
it all day!
Chanella concluded that while it is
unusual for women to run their own
stand like this, and it is usually men that
we see in Nassau, it has been a great
door opener for the ladies, and a very
lucrative one as well.

Green pepper
Sour orange juice (some people prefer

sweet orange)
Special hot pepper sauce: boiled com-
bination of lady finger and goat pepper
juice blended in processor with vinegar
and salt

Cook and owner of Sip Sip, Julie
Lightbourn has successfully found her
niche. After leaving her advertising
job in Nassau for a new career and
complete lifestyle change in Harbour
Island, she successfully built her restau-
rant six years ago to the delight of her
many patrons.
And based on her own experience,
the self-taught cuisine connoisseur
emphasizes the importance of doing
just that finding a niche in Briland
Through her restaurant, she has been
able to fuel her artistic drive with her
creatively concocted menu items,
including dishes like baby octopus, lob-
ster quesadillas, artichoke and stone
crab dip, conch chili (not for the faint
of heart) which is Julie's "twist on a
national tradition", conch chowder,
and another favourite, carrot cake with
ginger caramel.
The gift shop, alongside the only pri-
vately owned beach front restaurant
(the other two are the Coral Sands and
Pink Sands Resorts restaurants), has
been open for three years, and fea-
tures T-shirts and jewellery also
designed by Julie.
Julie's love of life is to entertain, and
all that this includes cooking, drink-
ing, eating, and enjoying the company
of friends. However, it's been a difficult
road in getting there. In her last year at
AdWorks in Nassau, she spent her
weekends as an intern at the British
Colonial Hilton Hotel learning invalu-
able lessons.
Bringing her lessons to the newly
opened Sip Sip, Julia w'as told over


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and over that it would be "commer-
cial suicide" not to have a deep fat fry-
er or serve French fries in a Bahamian
restaurant business.
Well, she's proved all those nay-say-
ers wrong. [1] would never serve you
anything that I wouldn't eat myself".
And true to form she serves nothing
from boxes or packages, but serves
only freshly caught fare from local fish-
ermen, local produce. and fresh ingre-
dients, like arugula and heirloom toma-
toes, from Eleuthera.
A self-described forager, Julie said
she enjoys meeting farmers and adapt-
ing recipes to what's available. She also
compares herself to a truffle pig who
"uses it's snout to see what it could get".
According to Julie. she is filling a
great niche by only serving lunch,
adding that to have dinner at her loca-
tion wouldn't work because of the
"island flow".
She also took the time to congratu-
late other entrepreneurial successes
like Brian's Jerk Chicken Barbecue,
Patricia's Vegetable and Fruit Store,
where she buys hot sauce and thyme,
as well as local businessmen wvho sell

homemade ice cream, bread, and oth-
er delicious baker] goods.
Julie also uses the lion fish in many
of her artistically designed dishes. The
lion fish is described by the Depart-
ment of Marine Resources, in collabo-
ration with the College of the Bahamas
Marine and Environmental Studies
Institute, as an "invasive fish". Invasive
species affect the marine life directly
surrounding it, depleting native fish
life and biological diversity.
At a class hosted by the National
Trust, Julie learnt how to safely pre-
pare this foreign fish, and she urges all
chefs to look into its use. According
to this victorious chef, it tastes just like
hog fish.
And what of her restaurant's name.
Julie said that she came up with Sip
Sip as a clever double entendre: imply-
ing sipping a cocktail to a visiting cus-
tomer, as well as teaching them a new
aspect of Bahamian dialect "sip sip"
meaning gossip.
Locals and tourists alike may also
see a celebrity lunching at Julie's beach
front restaurant, only adding to the sip
sip they'll go home with!

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DARREL Johnson, Harbour
Island's newly elected chief council
member, is calling on Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham to act quickly to
rescue one of the country's top
tourism destination from a down-
ward spiral, where frequent electrici-
ty cuts, illegal immigration and an
increasingly filthy environment
threatens to derail one of this
nation's critical economic sources.
"We cannot continue to cover this
up anymore. We need the prime min-
ister to see that this island needs him,
and then we can continue to be the
relaxing spot we're known as among
tourists," Mr Johnson said.
. Brenda Colebrook, administrator
of Lands and Local Government in
Harbour Island, who works with and
guides the seven elected district
council members of Harbour Island,
said that with the election of the new
council officers, residents have very
high expectations, and will "no
longer accept past practices the
people are looking for them to do
something together."
Visitors from other Bahamian
islands and tourists alike, reportedly
enjoy visiting 'Briland for the easy
life promoted there. No casinos. No
traffic lights. No fast food. Just real
island life, as illustrated by their
Independence Day festivities.
And 'Brilanders remain as patriot-
ic as ever, quoting the well known
song "Briland sweet ay?"

'Brilanders brought in Indepen-
dence day with shouts of praise and
spirit-filled worship to God for
"bringing us this far" during a special
ecumenical service held in the
island's new park.
Celebrating 35 years of indepen-
dence, Bishop Samuel Higgs told
worshippers that the design for the
future must be built by the island's
residents, as they count Harbour
Island's blessings of natural beauty,
its people and their faith.
United, 'Brilanders marched to
raise the Bahamian flag for the strike

EDWIN Paul Albury, a great 'Brilander
(March 13, 1922 January 4, 1987) is still fond-
S~ ly remembered among his countryfolk.
SMr Albury moved to Nassau at the age of
15, but always returned to his island home to
remember the community that reared him. It
was made up mainly of hardy, seafaring men
and their industrious wives, who ran their
homes. They were typical examples of the
Protestant work ethic, with strong moral values
that St Paul calls, 'the fruits of the spirit'.
My grandfather, Dr Paul Albury, a dentist,
great historian and talented author, once said
in a 1975 Rotary speech, "if you should hear a
stranger express the desire to burn his identi-
ty and his clothes, it is just another way of
saying that he would like never to leave.
"And if in the evening, when the gentle
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of midnight, bringing in the day of
independence as one people. The
event was further celebrated by a
national police and band march.
The next day, enjoyment of' Bri-
land's Independence Day festivities
felt in order. Down on front street
(also known as Bay Street) there
were numerous stalls and vendors,
ready to supply all customers with an
exquisitely handcrafted straw bag,
homemade Bahamian coconut cream
candy or a strong rum drink with just
a dash of coke.
As I talked to Deannie Johnson,
daughter and successor of "Sarah's
Straw Work", she patiently described
to me the crafts she sells.
All big baskets, "crab baskets",
and special crafts are made in
Ragged Island, the other baskets are
from Andros, and while she herself is
not a straw weaver extraordinaire,
she memorialized her mother as a
great talent in this area. All shells are
from "right here in 'Briland", she
And while there is competition on
the small island to sell handcrafts,
Deannie said "but we're all Chris-
tians, so we believe that what God
got for you, no man could take
Next, my sweet tooth hit me hard,
and Mrs Pearl Louis and her daugh-
ter Della Reese saved me with their
home-made coconut cream. The
native candy has a lot more to it than
I had previously imagined, which I
found out upon asking Pearl her
First, she good-naturedly
explained, you crack the coconut,
peel and grate it, then put it through
a food processor, and then into a pot
with sugar and water. The end result
is a crisp coconut candy of which you
dye the bottom half pink and leave
the top half white.
Mrs Louis has owned her own
business on Duke Street for ten
years, selling her homemade baked
and fried goods.
That night, I talked to both locals
and visitors either enjoying being a
'Brilander or loving their visit, but
both similarly having a blast at the
festivities. Their responses to The
Tribune can be seen in 'Briland
Street Talk.

of the breakers delights the ear, you should see
him standing on the hills overlooking the beach
and the ocean, watching a full moon rise out of
the sea and if you should suddenly note
that there are tears in his eyes move away
my friend; leave him alone. For at that
moment, he too, like the ancient Taino, is
close to Paradise."
With these words, he expertly expressed
the role that the island serves in people's lives
- a relaxing and soothing escape.
To give you a true feeling of what it is to be
a 'Brilander, I'll share a poem written by my
great uncle William Albury, born in 1920.

There are many things 'bout 'Briland,
That my boyhood days recall;
Of soldier crabs and pigeon plums,
And boys a playing ball.
Sure we played the game of cricket,
And a game of rounders too.
And the team from up past Mission Hill,
Know exactly what to do.
I remember the old shipyard,
Where they build the Ena Kay;
The Isle of June and the Dundas,
And the good old Marie J.
I recall too the 'Brilarid fleet,
In the harbour safely moored;
To ride out all the stormy months,
Sure they were all well secured.
The men would go out hauling,
And sometimes they'd take us too;
To go along for the boat ride,
Or to supplement the crew.
And when the month of August came,
and the seagrape start to ripe
we'd go along with a ten quart pail,
and eat til we had the gripe.
But of all the memories flowing,
From my mem'ry back of yore;
there is none that seem so vivid,
As the ones of North Side Shore.
The dunes were oh so beautiful,
and the sand so fine and pink;
we boys would ride the breakers in,
when we'd catch them on the brink.
The lilies in the valleys,
and the rushes waving fair;
in the breeze from the Atlantic,
that would rumple up your hair.
I'm going back again some day,
if the time God to me give;
to see once more those scenes of old,
and memories to relive.
The memories of Paul and William Albury are
held onto tightly by their family members, and
some of the difficulties 'Brilanders face today
would greatly disturb them. However, the engulfing
joy of being a 'Brilander is still resounding, and
there is hope.
This top tourist destination deserves tender loving
care from Bahamians the country over, they are
the hands that feed the country, reminiscent of
the old Bahamian saying "don't bite the hand that
feeds you,"


(North Carolina, USA)
(Arkansas, USA)
I ran into these three
friendly tourists at the
Independence Day cele-
brations under the fig tree,
and lhey were a week into their Harbour Island visit.
They unanimously agreed that their favourite activity
while on holiday was eating and sleeping.
We love it. what a great island, it s quaint and not com-
mercial said Linda who has been vacationing in 'Briland
for two years. but still loves it as much as ever
Tamara has been to other islands, but chose 'Briland
as her favourite place to be, saying that she loves the qui-
et simplicity to the island life
Keith added. We may not go home'

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Gavin was also at the Inde- ..
pendence Day celebrations in
Harbour Island down by the fig P.
tree, however ih, is a more per- l
maneril visitor, hired to develop
a resort on Pigeon Island, also
known as Little Harbour V
-The new resort will have 26
waterfront villas, 20 small units, a country club, casino,
and marina, he said making it a five star resort."
The new development will be built in traditional
Bahamian style with a similar look and teel to the old 'Bri-
land homes Local Bahamians will be hired and trained
in the design and building of the resort making countless
jobs available to the nation
Having flown down from England with the indepen-
dence celebrations in mind Gavin said that he loves the
island and its feeling of safety. and also knowing that he
would enjoy himself immensely.

* ROSEMARY (Scotland) "
I would I want to live any-
where else. Rosemary told me
while at the 35th independence
celebrations on July 10, under
the fig tree in 'Briland.
Rosemary is a stay-at-home .
mum who moved to 'Briland
five years ago with her two f
young children Tney also
absolutely love the island
atmosphere, and anend the Dunmore School
Rosemary grew up in Nassau, but reported that she
would not want to live there now It s a very beautiful life
here, I love the beach, it s so much nicer than a city."

* RENEE and
(Harbour Island)

Renee and her granddaugh- P _
ter Alishany were taking a
break from the festivities on
July 10 when I ran into them,
and asked them about their
experience of being Bahami- .",
Renee reportedly looks for-
ward to the July 10 celebrations every year which she
said are always beautiful and just about the same every
year. She spends every independence anniversary right
on 'Briland.
She was also proud to say she was married in an inde-
pendent Bahamas, September 15, 1973.
"Independence made a difference in the Bahamas we
have come a long way."
She also would not give 'Briland up for anywhere
else in the world. "Everybody comes together as a com-
munity and has a really good party today!"

(Acting manager Iministri of
Tourism Harbour Island)
June was very pleased with
the independence celebrations
this year, as she said they put "
a lot of planning.into it, and as
a result, persons are a lot more
patriotic this year all appear-
ing in turquoise, yellow and
black attire.
June has been in the min-
istry for four years, and is now the acting manager, she
said. The set up of the festivities on July 10 were great,
and "volunteers put a lot of effort into the organisation of
Independence Day this year," she said.
She grew up in Harbour Island with a strong family
support system. The local government funded the din-
ners at the festivities, and the whole community came
together and put in a lot of effort for the benefit of
"Today is the epitome of island and family," she said.
"We have some social issues, but compared to the rest
of the world, it's nothing!"

(Harbour Island)

Caleb Major is a 'Briland
native, born and raised. He said
that independence this year is
better than any other year, and
it's been on a steady improve-
ment from year to year.
"Back in the old days, these
celebrations were huge," he
said, "but then it fizzled for quite
a few years, and we're starting
to catch the fire again."

(Harbour Island)
"I love being a Bahamian!"
Cherol exclaimed as she rest-
ed from the lively celebrations
for a few minutes.
She said she never misses
an independence celebration,
because she is proud to be a
Bahamian, and finds that other "g
people must feel the same
because there is a good turn out at all national events.
"Despite the problems, we badly need the youth pro-
grammes that are starting up, the traffic is too congest-
ed, things like that," she said, these don't take away
from her patriotism.


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Date of Birth: October 15, 1978
Height: 5'10
Weight: 165
High School: Preston H. Albury High School
(Eleuthera); R. M. Bailey High School
College: Southern University at New Orleans
(SUNO New Orleans, LA.);
Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA.)
Major: Physical Education
Sport Events: 400m, 4 x 400m
Personal Best Performance: 44.40
Coach: Innicent Egbunike
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Food: Cheese Pizza
Favourite Song: Exodus (Bob Marley)
Favourite Movie: The Legend (Jet Li)
Hobbies: Swimming, Basketball, Writing Music, &
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secret's out about next week's
Beijing Olympics opening cere-
mony. Be ready for a dramatic
countdown, giant whales, an
illuminated globe and perform-
ers flying through the air like
t*uth Korean television
crew filmed a rehearsal of the
show earlier this week at the
massive Bird's Nest national
stadium, leaking the first video
from a show so closely guarded
that practice sessions have been
protected by three rings of
checkpoints. Cast and crew
were required to sign confiden-
tiality agreements.
A Beijing Olympics official
said Thursday the report by
Sopth Korean broadcaster SBS,
which was then circulated
online, was "disappointing."
Sun Weide, spokesman for Bei-
jing's Olympic organising com-
mittee, would not say whether
SBS would be punished, only
that officials were "checking
into the situation."
"But the fragments cannot
demonstrate the full picture of
theypectacular opening cere-
mony," Sun said in a statement.
There were no huge surprises
from the footage shot in the
darkened stadium, though it
gave a glimpse of the lavishness
of the three and-a-half hour
opening ceremony next Friday
with an expected cast of 10,000.
China's most famous film
director, Zhang Yimou ("Raise
the Red Lantern," "House of
Flying Daggers"), spent the last
three years designing the spec-
Stacle, trying to boil 5,000 years
of Chinese history into a 50-
iminute show.
Undulating white columns
apparently simulated a water-
fall, and giant blue whales were
projected onto the strips of roof
bordering the opening of the
top of the stadium. The video
showed a giant blue-and-green
illuminated globe on the floor of
the stadium at one point.
The rehearsal included con-
temporary dancers dressed in
black and others twirling rib- .
bons, dozens of drummers, mar-
tial arts experts, and several
colourfully dressed performers
suspended by wires and float-
ing above the audience.
One segment featured a half-
dozen actors on a raised plat-
form surrounded by hundreds
of other performers, while cym-
bals clanged noisily in the tra-
dition of Beijing opera.
The most impressive, part of
the show was a countdown
accompanied by drums, the SBS
repdirt said. Footage showed
rows of hundreds of people,
flashing cards to form the num-
ber two, then one, while chant-
ing lustily in Chinese. Strobe
lights flashed.
An- SBS crew filmed the
rehearsal without having to
sneak in, a network official said.
SBS, one of South Korea's
major TV networks, shares
Olympjc broadcasting rights in
Korea with two other networks.
"Noboly stopped us when we
entered the main stadium on
Monday. Chinese officials let
us in after we showed our ID
cards and we shot the
rehearsal," the official from SBS
told The Associated Press from
Beijing by telephone. He asked
not to be identified as he was
not authorised to speak to
SBS spokesman Park Jae-
man said it was regrettable if
Beijing Olympics organizers felt
offended by the broadcast.
"The purpose of the broad-
cast Ss"aimed at heightening
enthusiasm toward the Beijing
Olympics by showing South

Korean viewers the magnifi-
cenco of the opening ceremo-
ny, there was no other inten-
tion, Park said, adding that his
company didn't secretly tape it.
Uictonfirmed media reports
havesaid that anyone who vio-
lates the opening ceremony
confidentiality agreement was
subject to jail time. However,
Zhafg laughed off questions
about such a punishment during
a news conference earlier this
year, saying "Who is going to
deliver such a judgment?"
The video of the rehearsal
was ciriulatiingon Chinese mes-
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Associated Press Writer
BEIJING (AP) Chinese officials
said Thursday that they would shut
down more factories and take addi-
tional cars off the roads if current pol-
lution curbs do not clear the city's air
enough before next week's Olympic
The polluted air, one of the biggest
worries for Olympic organizers,
prompted Beijing to take drastic mea-
sures, including pulling half the city's
3.3 million vehicles off the roads and
closing some factories in the capital
The new emergency measures
include shutting another 200-plus fac-
tories and further restricting vehicles
across Beijing, Tianjin city and sur-
rounding Hebei province, according to
a notice posted Thursday on the gov-
ernment's Web site. .
In Beijing, besides current restric-
tions banning odd/even license plates
on alternate days, automobiles whose
last digit matches the last digit of the
date would be banned.
Tianjin and Hebei would begin
implementing similar odd/even restric-
In addition, all construction sites
across Beijing would be halted.
The notice said once the games begin
August 8, the contingency measures
would kick in if authorities decide the
air quality had not improved enough.
"If there are unfavourable weather
conditions, and the air quality is fore-
cast to not to meet the standards in
the following 48 hours, the operating
commanding center would suggest the
contingency plans be initiated," it said.
On Thursday, the pollution index
rose up to 69, but remained within the
national standard for acceptable air.
A day earlier, the city's air pollution
index had dropped to 44, less than half

morning, but no working ver-
sions could easily be found in
China by early afternoon.
A few details about the cere-
mony had been trickling out
since rehearsals began at the
Bird's Nest earlier this month.

A VIEW of the Forbidden City and the egg shaped National Theater during a hazy day
in Beijing, China, on Thursday...

what it was on Tuesday, and the lowest
since July 20 when the first measures
came into effect.
A cooling wind and some rain earli-
er this week helped sweep away pollu-
tants and gave Beijingers a respite from
the sultry heat and humidity that had
cloaked the city for days.
A reading below 50 is considered
good and between 51 to 100 is moder-
ate. But critics say even moderate lev-
els are still above the World Health
Organisation's guidelines for healthy

Organisers have not been
able to hide the enormous
bursts of fireworks exploding
around the stadium at night.
The show will include dozens
of smiley face bursts and is
expected to feature fireworks

Some experts argue that the recent
weather conditions, not the curbs, were
largely responsible for the cleaner air.
Athletes participating in the August
8-24 games have raised concerns about
the impact of the city's pollution on
their health and their performance
from the start.
Some of the 10,500 Olympic athletes
began arriving in large numbers this
week though'others headed to train
in neighboring South Korea. Japan
and other places to avoid Beijing's air
for as long as possible.

in the shape of a yellow dragon
with red peony flowers in the
The main artistic director of
the fireworks show has said fire-
works will be launched from
1morCe than 1.31800 sites around

the city,. including major urban
areas from Tiananmen Square
to the Bird's Nest stadium.
Like many aspects of the Bei-
jing Games, the opening cere-
mony has become a political
issue. Steven Spielbherg sparked

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stay away. French President
Nicolas Sarkozy is scheduled to
attend, after first threatening to
skip it.
One part of the opening cer-
emony still remains top secret.
It is not known how the
Olympic cauldron will be lit,
and who will be the final torch-
Chinese media reports have
speculated that the cauldron
will be lit by a fire-breathing
dragon or phoenix.
Associated Press writers
Kwaing-tae Kim and Jae-hyiuin
.t'ong in Seoul contributed to
this report.

A WORKER from environmental
supervision installs a device to check
air pollution at the Olympic Green
yesterday in Beijing, China...

(A P Photo* Andy Wong)





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Associated Press Writer
BEIJING (AP) Polishing
up Beijing for the Olympics
has extended to the city gov-
ernment telling residents what
not to wear, advising against
too many colours, white socks
with black shoes, and parad-
ing in pajamas.
The advice, on top of cam-
paigns to cut out public spit-
ting and promote orderly lining
up, was handed out in book-
lets to four million households
ahead of the Olympics, an offi-
cial said yesterday.
The etiquette book giving
advice on everything from
shaking hands to how to stand
is part of a slew of admonitions
on manners, said Zheng Mojie,
deputy director of the Office
of Capital Spiritual Civilisation
Construction Commission.
"The level of civility of the
whole city has improved and
a sound cultural and social
environment has been assured
for the success of the Beijing
Olympic Games," she said.
There should be no more
than three colour groups in
your clothing, the book pub-
lished by Zheng's committee
advises, and wearing pajamas
and slippers to visit neigh-
bours, as some elderly Beijing
residents like to do, is also out.
It recommends dark-coloured
socks, and says white- socks
should never be worn with
black leather shoes.
In the last few years, the gov-
ernment has educated people
on how to prepare for the
Olympics under the slogan: "I
participate, I contribute, I
Measures such as a ban on
spitting in the capital city,
which started in, 2006,.and the
introduction of a day to show a
little more patience in lines -
on the 11th of each month -
have paid off, Zheng said.
Campaigns involving nearly
a million volunteers have been
launched to give etiquette tips
at schools, universities and
government offices. In some
districts university students
have been encouraged to go
to villages to educate rural
people, she said.
"Such campaigns and edu-
cational activities are now
gradually improving the lives
of Beijingers, for example now
you'll find more smiling faces
and people are more properly
and elegantly dressed," she
The book advises that there
should be no public displays
of affection, feet should be
slightly apart or in the shape
of a V or Y when standing, and
a handshake should not last
more than three seconds.
Don't ask foreigners their
age, marital status, income,
past experience, address, per-
sonal life, religious beliefs or
political beliefs, it says.
Another book, published in
April, details how to be a good
fan when watching Olympic
competitions, saying spectators
should cheer all teams, and
accept that a victory or loss is
temporary whereas the impres-
sion of the culture inside a
sports venue lasts forever.

controversy in February when
he withdrew as an artistic advis-
er to protest what he saw as
China's refusal to do more to
help end the humanitarian crisis
in Sudan's Darfur region.
While President Bush has
said he would attend the open-
ing ceremony, German Chan-
cellor Angela Merkel and Cana-
dian Prime Minister Stephen
Harper have said they plan to


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Bahamas' Olympic swimmers 'make

a splash' at Singapore training camp

Senior Sports Reporter

four-member swimming
team gets to Beijing next
week, they should be a
closely knitted group
after being afforded the opportunity
to attend a training camp in Singapore.
Olympic veteran Jeremy Knowles
and first timers Arianna Vanderpool-
Wallace, Alana Dillett and Vereance
Burrows are nearing the end of a 10-
day training camp along with the Unit-
ed States, Canada, Venezuela, New
Zealand, Switzerland, the Netherlands
and Luxembourg.
Government has assisted the
Bahamas Swimming Federation with
the trip. The quartet is accompanied by
team manager Kathryn Dillett and
coach Andy Knowles.
According to Knowles, the camp is
going well.
"I believe we made the right choice
in choosing Singapore as they cater to
this type of training and with it being
close to Beijing and in the same time
zone, it will serve us well in preparation
for the Olympics," he said.
"The US swimmers have done the
same thing and they are here with us at
the Shangri-La Hotel. The swimmers
are all working well together and
enjoying each other's company and
laughing a lot. It's a good sign."
All four swimmers, according to
Knowles, go through different routines
as they double their workouts on Mon-
day, Wednesday and Friday with single
workdhhos' r the other days'. '" '
But on Wednesday, the swimmers
went through the first of a two-chal-
lenge competition.
Wearing their race suits, Knowles
said the swimmers did four 50 metres
of their strokes all out with about 15
minutes swim down between each one
and they averaged two 50s for their
100 times and two 100 times.
On Saturday, Knowles said they will
do 100s with 20 seconds rest at the 50
of their strokes and whoever is the
fastest below the national record will
"They are all such competitors that
they take it seriously and really go for
it," Knowl s said.
Based un their performances at the
camp, Knowles said.he expects all of
the swimmers to "handle the pressure
well and not be intimidated at all and

come aj\a\ \ lh their personal bcst
times and ne\\ national record's.
"'It Ae have someone make it
through to the finals or semifinals, that
would be a blessing."
Knowles' son Jeremy, the leader of
the pack, said the camp has been going
"We are all getting a long great and
enjoying the amazing accommodations
that the Ministry of Sports has so gra-
ciously provided financial support for,"
he said.
"Training has been going well and
we are getting more and more excited
with each passing day. It's.great to have
everybody together for a while before
the games. It has allowed us to relax
and enjoy each other's company before
entering into the high pressure meet of
the Olympics."
Twenty six-year-old Knowles will be
competing in three events 200 indi-
vidual medley, 100 and 200 butterfly -
at his third Olympics.
And he expects "to compete with
the best in the world and to represent
the Bahamas to the best of my ability."
As the elder statesman of the team,
Knowles said although this is the first
time for the other three swimmers,

AT THE HOTEL Olympic veteran Jeremy Knowles (far left) and first timers Arianna
Vanderpool-Wallace (far right), Alana Dillett (second from left) and Vereance Burrows
are nearing the end of a 10-day training camp...

they are experienced and know how
to handle the pressure.
"We, as a team, have committed to
having a positive attitude, encourag-
ing each other and enjoying the jour-
ney as opposed to worrying about the
Knowles, a graduate of Auburn Uni-
versity, will have the benefit of having
his father as the coach especially with
this possibly being his final competitive
"He was there when I swum my first
lap at the age of five and now he will be
there for my final one at the age of

26," Knowles said. "It has been an
amazing journey."
Coach Knowles couldn't agree more.
"It is always a joy and I feel a special
blessing from the Lord to be the coach
of the Olympics and have your son on
the team," he said. "It is something
that any father would be proud of.
"Jeremy is a leader and a great role
model for the other swimmers. He is a
help and an inspiration on any team
that he is on and with this being his
third Olympics he is ready to lead the
Dillett, who is entered in the 100

backstroke, will also have a special per-
son at the games. Her mother is the
team manager. Neither were available
for comments.
But Vanderpool-Wallace and Bur-
rows both expressed their delight in
being a part of the team because they
all feel a part of one big family coming,
from the Bahamas.
"I think the training camp is more
than I expected," said Vanderpool-
Wallace, noting that Singapore is beau-
tiful and the people are so friendly.
"The pool is great and we can't get
enough food. 0
"Going into my first Olympics, I am
really comfortable because I have Jere-
my Knowles here. He's been through
this two times before and he knows
what he's doing. So with his help, I -
don't think it would be such a shock."
For the 18-year-old Auburn Uni-
versity bound Vanderpool-Wallace,
who will compete in the 50 and 100
free, she just wants to "swim as fast as
I can and use this meet as a means of
gaining some experience so that if I ';
make another Olympics, I will have _
.more knowledge of what happens."
Burrows, the 19-year-old student of
the University of Kentucky, said lhe's
relaxing and enjoying himself with his
team-mates who are helping him to. '
keep his mind off being so nervous.
As he heads into Beijing where he
will compete in the 50 free, Burrows
said he's expecting a "very good
Olympics with the state-of-the-art facil-
ities and elaborate ceremonies.
"I'm also expecting to encounter
people of many different backgrounds
and cultures and hopefully learn some-
thing from them."
In making his debut, Burrows said
this is the highest point in his career
and he's trying to stay focused and not
let the excitement interfere with his
* On top of it all, Burrows said he's
looking forward to seeing some of his
old friends from other countries and
meeting new ones as he learns about
the Chinese cultures and customs.

...at top training

camp in Trinidad

ONE of the country's best
junior cricket players has been
selected to represent the
Bahamas at the top training
camp in the Caribbean.
Mark Taylor was also
recognized as one of the top
players in last year's Interna-
tional Cricket Council (ICC)
He will join other batsmen
and bowlers across the region
for the Americas Camp to
be held at the Sir Frank
Worell Cricket Development
Centre in Trinidad & Toba-
The ICC selected members
for the training camp based
on performances of the teams
which competed in the 2007

ICC Under-19 tournament in
Taylor was drafted out of
16 players who played excep-
tionally well in last year'"'
Toronto tourney.
Players taking part in the
camp will be taught the basic
fundamentals of cricket,
including fitness drills, field-
ing drills, net sessions, injury
prevention and management,
cricket practice, indoor and
outdoor wicket-keeping, bat-
ting and bowling drills.
There will be a number of
coaches and lecturers for the
event, including Darren Gan-
ga, former West Indies cap-
tain, Suruj Ragoonath and
Indra Narayansingh.




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SEALING THE DEAL Seated (I-r) are Raimond Zeilstra, Jason Kinsale,
Deborah Tomlinson, Donald Tomlinson. Standing in the back row (1-r) are
Greg Cottis, attorney, Paul King, attorney

$ 100m project targets

'underserved' market

Tribune Business Editor

A BAHAMIAN developer
yesterday said he was targeting
the "underserved" young pro-
fessional market for a new $50
million New Providence-based
real estate project likely to gen-
erate $100 million in sales rev-
Jason Kinsale, a principal in
Balmoral Development Ltd, the
developer of The Balmoral pro-
ject, is moving with his business
partner to establish a private
club and upscale residential
development on 43 acres that
he believes are "the largest
major tract that is centrally
located on this island".
"We've discovered this young
professional market that's real-
ly being ignored. There's a real
shortage of housing in that
young, professional market,"
Mr Kinsale told Tribune Busi-
ness. "I'm pretty impressed with
the buying power of young, pro-
fessional women, who consti-
tute 35-40 per cent of our mar-
Single women professionals
had accounted for this client
percentage at a previous real
estate development he had
completed, Hampton Ridge on
Westridge near the SuperVal-
ue Cable Beach store.
Mr Kinsale said the 28 units
in that development, also tar-
geted at young, professional
Bahamian couples and singles,

Private club and real
estate aimed at young
professionals planned
for 43-acre property
on Sandford Drive

such as doctors, attorneys,
accountants and bankers, had
sold out within 11 days of being
placed on the market, evidence
of the pent-up demand in the
niche he had targeted.
Emphasising that The Bal-
moral was not being aimed at
foreign second home buyers,
but rather upscale, mobile
Bahamians and residents, Mr
Kinsale said the age group
demographic he was targeting
was between 26-45 years old.
The Balmoral development
will encompass the Sandford
Drive property formerly known
as High Tor, which is located
just to the east of the US
Ambassador's residence. Mr
Kinsale and his partner
acquired it from the Tomlinson
family, one of whose members
was the former Canadian
Ambassador to the Bahamas.
"The location is what I con-
sider to be one of the best loca-
tions on the island, considering
how central it is," Mr Kinsale
told Tribune Business. "You're
10 minutes away from any-

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* Company's sales up 35% in current financial year, although profits likely
to be flat due to store expansion, with impact likely felt in fiscal 2009
* President targets 10% of $1.5bn spent by Bahamians on shopping abroad
* Company likely to add 35-40 more staff to 100 already taken on

FULLY LIT- Robin Hood's expanded store is ready to go

Tribune Business Editor

Retailer Robin
Hood expects to
double sales in its
2009 fiscal year as
a result of its
expansion, its president yester-
day telling Tribune Business that
sales for the current year were
likely to finish 35 per cent up on
last year with some 75,000 cus-
tomers visiting the store month,
Speaking ahead of this week-
end's official opening of Robin
Hood's expanded 104,000 square
foot complex off Tonique
Williams-Darling Highway,
Sandy Schaefer said he hoped
the store, with its Wal-Mart-
based retailing concept and like-
ly 24-hour opening, would help
keep.in the economy some of
the estimated $1.5 billion that
Bahamians spent shopping
abroad each year.
"The response has been
tremendous," Mr Schaefer said
of consumer reaction to the
expanded store. "On a monthly
basis, we're looking at about
75,00 persons [coming into the
store]. This month so far, it's
about 70,000.
"On a typical Saturday, we've
got somewhere around 8-12,000
people coming through."
He added: "For our year-end,
we'll be up around 35 per cent in
sales over last year. The real
transformation for us will be
next fiscal year, when the place
is fully operational and opened.

taken on "close to 100 employ-
ees" to staff the new store.
"We'll probably add another 35-
40 when other departments
come on line," he said.
Through Fidelity, Robin
Hood has started a defined con-
tribution pension plan to encour-
age its staff to save, the company
matching the contributions made
by workers up to 5 per cent of
their salaries.
Mr Schaefer said he was also
continuing the policy of giving
outstanding employees, who
went "above and beyond the call
of duty", shares in Robin Hood.
Base pay for the company's new
cashiers, he added, was likely to
be 12-15 per cent more "than
anyone else on the island".
"Our point-of-sale system is

integrated into the camera sys-
tem, which has virtually elimi-
nated the amount of theft at the
front end," Mr Schaefer said.
"Up to three months later, we
can see what's being scanned
and whether the correct num-
bers are being put into the sys-
tem. That has helped us in elim-
inating that type of theft."
The Robin Hood president
said the driving force behind the
store expansion was "really to
bring more of an American,
European flavour" to retailing
in the Bahamas, with one eye
focused on attracting the size-
able expatriate market, and also
to "make shopping easier here".
Mr Schaefer said the store was
looking at moving to 24-hour
opening next month. Although
not every department will open
for that period, he explained that
it was not a major stretch for
units such as meats and produce,
as staff often came in as early as
4am and left at 9-10pm.
"People will be able to facili-
tate their shopping at a more
reasonable time or unusual time,
and get their shopping from one
destination, but still have the
varieties and selection. We've

SEE page 3B

Insurers move on new Claims Data Exchange

* By NEIL HARTNELL insurance "blacklist", with the "Insurance companies have prevent high-risk consumers
Tribune Business Editor data used restricted to certain always checked this informa- from 'insurer shopping' -
categories to protect client con- tion," Mr Muscroft added, but switching rapidly between car-

BAHAMIAN general insur-
ance carriers are moving to
implement a new, upgraded
Claims Information Exchange
System, Tribune Business was
told yesterday, something the
sector believes will enhance
efficiency and enable them to
better assess the risk attached
to taking on clients.
Peter Muscroft, the immedi-
ate past chairman of the
Bahamas General Insurance
Association (BGIA), empha-
sised that the system which
will replace an older version -
was not intended to produce an

"It's basically replacing an
existing system, albeit one that's
not been working very well
over the years," Mr Muscroft
told Tribune Business.
He added: "The concept of
insurance companies exchang-
ing information is nothing new.
As we offer 'no claims' dis-
counts, it is necessary for any-
one wanting insurance to pro-
vide evidence that they are enti-
tled to a 'no claims' discount -
that they have had no accidents
[and submitted no claims] in
the last few years.

often had to do so by contacting
a client's current insurer by
phone to verify this informa-
tion something that was time-
consuming, inefficient and cost-
"It should make the whole
process more efficient and auto-
mated, as we'll be able to check
the data to make sure there are
no claims," he said.
The Claims Information
Exchange system would thus
aid Bahamian general insurance
carriers in determining whether
new clients are entitled to 'no
claims' discounts, and help to

Other benefits that the sys-
tem is likely to provide include
enabling Bahamian insurance
companies to better assess the
risk attached to individual
clients, as they will be able to
better access a more complete
insurance/claims history on that
A centralised Claims Infor-
mation Exchange could also
help combat insurance fraud,
better detect high-risk clients,

SEE page 8B

Insurer's profits

drop by 31.4 per

cent from Summit

Tribune Business Editor

SUMMIT Insurance Compa-
ny, the Bahamian general insur-
ance carrier, saw its net profits
drop by 31.4 per cent in 2007
to $1.777 million, its results
impacted largely by a 34.2 per
cent rise in net claims incurred.
The carrier, through which
Insurance Management places
much of its general insurance
business, enjoyed a steady, if


* Drop in Commonwealth
Bank share price causes
$2.282m hit for Bahamas
First General Insurance

not spectacular, 12 months to
December 31, 2007, the increase
in net claims from $5.39 mil-
lion in 2006 to $7.233 million
last year dropping underwrit-
ing profits by 37 per cent.
Underwriting profits dropped
from $2.663 million in 2006 to
$1.68 million last year, but Sum-
mit's net income would likely
have been much higher had it
included in its income statement
the net gains realized on its
investment securities holdings.
With the Bahamian stock
market appreciating markedly
in 2007, many insurance com-
panies and other institutional
investors saw their equities
holdings revalued upwards,
something that increased the
profits of carriers that chose to
record them.
For instance, Bahamas First
General Insurance Company's
net income soared from $1.491
million in 2006 to $12.209 mil-
lion last year, an increase pro-
pelled largely by a more than
$7 million gain in the value of its
investment holdings.
That increase, from $1.428
million in 2006 to $8.959 mil-
lion in 2007, was in turn gener-

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I'd expect sales to increase two-
For Robin Hood's current
financial year, which closes at
the end of August, Mr Schaefer
said profits were likely to be flat
compared to 2007, given that the
company had incurred a lot of
one-off capital improvement
costs and hirings associated with
the store expansion.
Some 92,000 square feet of the
total 104,000 square feet will be
retail selling space, Mr Schaefer
telling Tribune Business: "The
majority of our space is selling
space, a la Wal-Mart, sticking
product on the floor and selling
it. It reduces carrying costs and
expedites the turns."
Robin Hood now employs 140
staff, Schaefer added, having

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Bahamas gets power-ful message on alternatives

LAST week's two-day con-
ference on renewable w r.\.
officially called the Caribbean

Regional Sustainable Energy
High Level Seminar, was the
most important and unusual

gathering held here in recent
We have many conferences,
symposiums, seminars, round-
tables, workshops, retreats and
chat-fests of all kinds about
banking, trusts, compliance,
tourism, education, foreign
trade, etc. all worthy subjects
that need to be explored in our
specialised nation. Yet this
event was exceptional.
It told us how we can and
must escape our total depen-
dence on fossil fuels, a depen-
dence that strangles the
lifeblood of our economy by
driving the cost of doing busi-
ness any business to profit-
destroying levels. From hotels
to airlines, retail shops to taxi-
drivers, we see the impact, as
all our fuel for electrical power
and transportation consists of
imported hydrocarbons, with
prices governed by world mar-
As notable as the subject
matter was, the international
range and quality of the con-
ference participants, both the
audience and the speakers, was
just as high. For this we must
give full credit to US Ambas-
sador Ned Siegel, under whose
leadership the Embassy staff
worked for several months in
close cooperation with Florida
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ber of Commerce president
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McKinney, founder of Renew-
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Robinson, chief executive of
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Arawak Homes. Dr Deveaux's
remarks showed that our Gov-
ernment is now fully aware of
the challenges it faces in reduc-
ing electricity costs.
In sum, the gathering
marked a unique concentration
of people of different interests
and backgrounds, all focusing
on one need: how to make the
Caribbean area less dependent
on traditional fossil fuels how
to develop and apply the new
technology, how to finance it,
and above all how to manage it
in some form of cooperation
between state government and
'private enterprise.
This was the focus of the sec-
ond day of the Conference,
called a Business Roundtable -
Opportunities in the Caribbean
Renewable Energy Sector.
After an opening address by
Ambassador Siegel, we heard
inspirational words from high-
level individuals such as Paula
Dobriansky, UnderSecretary
in the US Department of State,
and Alexander Karsner, assis-
tant secretary in the Depart-
ment of Energy, who gave us
the "big picture" on energy and
environmental change. We also
heard from the president of
Overseas Private Investment
Corporation on how projects
can be financed with US guar-
antees, followed by a fascinat-
ing description of the technol-
ogy resources being developed

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States (OAS) to create the
More than 200 people
attended the sessions, the
majority from abroad the US,
virtually every Caribbean and
Central American nation, Ice-
land, France and Luxembourg.
Many delegates represented
environmental or energy agen-
cies of their home govern-
ments, with the US Depart-
ment of Energy sending sever-
al officials. More came from
the European Investment
Bank, the IDB, the OAS, and
the United Nations. From the
private sector, he guest list was
full of names such as Sea Solar
Power, Sea Power Concepts,
EPV Solar, Mass Megawatts
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Green Vector Technologies,
ETH BioEnergy, Jasper
Caribbean Windpower, Cam-
bridge Project Development,
and many more specialised
venture capital companies and
consultants concentrating on
alternative energy.
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was led by the minister of the
environment, Dr Earl
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by officials from BEC and
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oratory at the US Department
of Energy, resources that are
available to projects in the
The most vivid address was
given by the dignified but pas-
sionate governor of Hawaii,
Linda Lingle, the only speaker
with direct political responsi-
bility for running a major island
jurisdiction, and leading it away
from its total dependence on
imported fuel towards locally
generated energy. Even hav-
ing in her hands all the pow-
ers of the state government,
she made clear that conversion
was no easy task, as she had
many battles with the investor-
owned electricity company. She
left us with a forceful message:
"Do not worry about the tech-
nology the technology is
here". The harder problem is
creating the political and public
will for change, a lesson for the
Bahamas and all our Caribbean
Of equal value within the
two days of superb presenta-
tions was the active mixing of
delegates at coffee-breaks, lun-
cheons and evening receptions.
Bahamians could enjoy a con-
tinual interchange of ideas with
old and new friends, and hear
of the steps already being tak-
en in Jamaica, Dominica,
Trinidad, St Lucia, Barbados
and elsewhere by energy-mind-
ed governments and private
companies, often with technol-
ogy provided from US or Euro-
pean expertise. The effect was
to wipe out any lingering
parochialism among the
Bahamian attendees, any of the
traditional feelings that the
Bahamas is a uniquely-blessed
archipelago that can "go it
alone" without outside help or
intrusion of new-fangled for-
eign ideas. It was clear, in the
poet's immortal words, that in
renewable energy "no man is
an island"..
Despite the euphoria about
solar power, wind power, bio-
mass conversion and marine
thermal or wave generation, it
was recognized by cooler heads
that good old fossil fuel, with
all its bad reputation, will still
be needed in both our electric
power plants and our automo-
tive, marine and airborne trans- I
portation, probably for many
years to come. Even the
strongest enthusiasts of the
ingenious new renewable ener-
gy technologies do not claim
that any or all of them can soon
(if ever) totally abolish the
combustion of hydro-carbon-
based fuels.
The guiding purpose of
renewable energy is to reduce,
not replace, the ruinous cost
and destructive carbon emis-
sions of fossil fuels. Rather than
simply discarding all such fuels,
we must seek to find the hydro-
carbons best suited to our
needs. Government must con-
tinue to investigate the pro-
posal by AES Corporation to
pipeline LNG to our Clifton
Pier power plant, and deter-
mine whether, as seems likely,
LNG is a better solution than
heavy diesel. Despite the ful-
minations of environmentalist
Sam Duncombe against LNG,
any responsible student of the
energy paradigm knows that
renewables do not provide the
whole answer.
Nevertheless, they can and
must play an important role,
-as a basket of alternatives, and
the conference vividly brought
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THE Bahamian financial ser-
vices industry's workforce grew
by 5.6 per cent last year, accord-
ing to the Central Bank of the
Bahamas, which found that the
sector gained an additional 261
persons to total 4,923.
The Central Bank report on
the financial services industry's
economic contribution also not-
ed that the number of Bahami-
ans employed in the sector
grew by 5.4 per cent to total
4,606, which outpaced 2007's
3.8 per cent gain, and the 0.8

per cent average expansion for
the five-year period ending in
The Central Bank survey
found that after a 22 per cent
spike in 2006, due to the ser-
vicing of new business
demands, growth in the num-
ber of expatriate workers
slackened to 7.8 per cent or 23
persons, leaving 317 expatriates
employed in the industry.
The Central Bank added that
the share of expatriate and
Bahamian workers within the
total sector workforce stabil-
isied at 6.4 per cent" and 93.6
per cent respectively.
The Central Bank reported
that higher operational and

capital expenses increased lhe
banking industry's total spend
ing by 2.2 per cent ($10.2 inil-
lion) to $478.3 million, although
below the 9.9 per cent upturn in
the previous year and aveiagec
4.2 per cent increase noted
from 2002-200t6.
Further, operational spend-
ing, which accounted for about
94.5 per cent of total spending.
rose by a reduced 2.1 per cent
tqi$451.9 million, compared to
.thir8.4 per cent gains registered
- in 2006 and over the five years
to'that year. '
Additionally, the Central
Bank said industry outlays for
government fees, which were
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BACARDI and the Bristol
Group of Companies yesterday
said they were confident their
newly-launched Bacardi concept
store, the first of its kind in the
world, will help jumpstart the
revitalisation of downtown Nas-
John Esposito, president and
chef executive of Bacardi USA
and Bacardi North America,
which includes the US, Canada,
Puerto Rico and the Bahamas,
told Tribune Business at a lun-
cheon at the Humidor yester-
day that the store was another
way to reaffirm the company's
commitment to the Bahamas, in
light of the fact that it will be
pulling its manufacturing facili-
ties out of the country by next

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got 25 departments and every-
thing under one roof. It's hav-
ing the prices and having the
selection," Mr Schaefer said.
This, he added, would help to
reduce Bahamians' car gasoline
bills by lowering the amount of
driving while shopping, and also
enable them to overcome the
traffic congestion plaguing New
Mr Schaefer said that by hav-
ing prices and product selec-
tion/quality comparable to US
retailers, the expanded Robin

"What really appealed to us
was not only the ability to put a
concept store there and talk to
tourists and Bahamians, but also
that we would be able to con-
tribute to the revitalistion of Bay
Street, because we think that
that is critically important for
the city and for the Bahamas,"
Mr Esposito said.
He added that allowed the
company to support a country
where the Bacardi family has
lived and worked for so long.
"It is not about Bacardi leav-
ing the island, it is about Bacar-
di continuing to support the
island, but in a new way," he
Mr Esposito explained that
the store will be owned and
operated by the Bristol Group.
What Bacardi will bring to the
table is the point of sale, the
marketing and the products.
He added that this was the

Hood store would encourage
more Bahamians to shop at
home and save on airline, hotel
and rental car bills.
"It's probably close to $1.5 bil-
lion," Mr Schaefer said of the
amount spent by Bahamians
annually on shopping abroad.
"If I can get me 10 per cent of
that market, I'd be very happy."
Robin Hood's deli, fish mar-
ket and meat sections are all due
to be opened by tomorrow, with
the sushi bar and pharmacy like-
ly to be open in two weeks. The
in-store Fidelity Bank
(Bahamas) branch is due to

first time that exclusive Bacardi
merchandise will he available
anywhere in the world outside
of a Bacardi tour.
Juan Bacardi, owner of the
Bristol Group of Companies,
said the store has employed five
persons. While he said the com--
pany would not be disclosing
the cost of refurbishing the
building, he added: "If you look
at the building itself, you can
see that a significant amount of
investment has gone into that
building. We did take it over
and it had good structure, and 1
hope that it will be a staple on
Bay Street and hopefully be a
sign of things to come."
In addition to a multitude of
Bacaradi signature items, the
new store will also sell Bacardi
Reserva Limitada, a rare-aged
rum never before sold outside of
its production site in Puerto

open in about a month.
"We're not fully open. I'd like
to be, but once you've set a
deadline in stone you have to
stick to it," Mr Schaefer said.
To enhance energy efficien-
cy, Robin Hood is placing sky-
lights in its roof in September.
something that enable it to turn
down in-store lights to 10 per
cent usage during daylight hours.
In addition, the store's 78 cases
and 15 built-in freezers were
operating from a "rack system.
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NOTICE is hereby given that CHERYL SWEETING
ABACO, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
:is a tt izen 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 1ST day of
AUGUST 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citieniship PO Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that EDOUARD MARCIUS
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 1ST day of
AUGUST 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

The Public is hereby advised that I, SHARMAINE SANDS on
behalf of T'keyah Robin Williams of Rosewood Street, Pinewood
Gardens, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change her name to
T'keyah Robin Sands. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas
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SUMMIT, from 1B

ated by Bahamas First's heavy
weighting towards Common-

wealth Bank's shares, that stock
having appreciated rapidly -
especially after its three-for-one
stock split later in the year.
What goes up can also come

NOTICE is hereby given that JOSIANE GUILLAUNE of
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
25TH day of JULY 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE is hereby given that JEAN MARC JOSEPH
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
25TH day of JULY 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE is hereby given that LUCITE JOSEPH OF LEWIS.
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
25th day of JULY, 2008to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.





(a) LEVEL III RESEARCH GROUP LTD. is in dissolution under
the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on July 31, 2008
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered
by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Shakira Burrows of 2nd
Terrace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company
are required on or before the 5th day of September, 2008 to send
their names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims
to the Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they
may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made
before such debts are proved.

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down, though, and the market
adjustment to Commonwealth
Bank's overvalued share price
saw the stock drop from $8.37 at
the Bahamas First year-end bal-
ance sheet date to $7.30 when
the audit was completed.
That $1.07 per share reduc-
tion (the price has since fallen
further to $7) reduced the value
of Bahamas First's Common.
wealth Bank investment by
$2.282 million as at June 12,
2008. If this trend continues, it
will likely negatively impact that
carrier's 2008 earnings.
Summit, though, did not
record any unrealised gains on
the value of its investments in its
income statement for 2007,
adopting a more conservative
approach to its accounting
For the 12 months to Decem-
ber 31, 2007, Summit saw gross
premiums written increase by
7.8 per cent to $40.133 million,
compared to $37.239 million last
However, the amount of rein-
surance coverage acquired (the
level of premiums ceded to rein-
surers) grew by 30.5 per cent to
$19.221 million, compared to

$14.732 million the year before.
That, in turn, meant Summit's
net premiums written decreased
by 7.1 per cent, falling from
$21.832 million in 2006 to
$20.284 million last year.
Yet Summit was able to
reduce the amount of premium
income it set aside in its claims
reserve by $1.142 million, an
almost $4 million reversal of the
2006 position, when it increased
this by $2.856 million.
Although Summit reduced
the percentage of risk retained
on its property portfolio, requir-
ing it to transfer $861,169 in
unearned premiums and out-
standing claims to its reinsur-
ers, the reduction in premiums
set aside to cover potential
claims enabled it to produce a
0.6 per cent increase in net pre-
miums earned to $20.565 mil-
Elsewhere, a 53.7 per cent
increase in interest income from
$610,019 to $937,355 helped to
produce a 25.3 per cent rise in
other income to $1.308 million.
Total operating expenses,
meanwhile, rose by 8.4 per cent
from $1.117 million to $1.211
million in 2007.


NOTICE is hereby given that ERROL PAUL of
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 25TH day of JULY 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



The Public is hereby advised that I, JEANNETTE NOREUS
of Malcolm Allotment, P.O. Box SB-50966, Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my name to JANNETTE MARIE NOREUS
JOSEPH. If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)


In Voluntary hquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of
is in Dissolution."

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 5th day of
February 2008.
Slanley Limited
80 Broad Street
Monrovia, Liberia

Legal Notice



In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,

2000, BROCKWAY INC. is in dissolution as of .lul\
29, 2008.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35.\
Regent Street, PO. B1ox 1777, B3clize (ity, 13cli/.c is the








Exxon Mobil 2Q profit sets US record, shares fall [

AP Business Writer
Mobil Corporation reported
second-quarter earnings of
$11.68 billion Thursday, the
biggest profit from operations
ever by any US corporation, but
the results were well short of
Wall Street expectations and its
shares fell.
The world's largest publicly
traded oil company said net
income for the April-June peri-
od came to $2.22 a share, up

from $10.26 billion, or $1.83 a
share, a year ago.
Revenue rose 40 per cent to
$138.1 billion from $98.4 billion
in the year-earlier quarter.
Excluding an after-tax charge
of $290 million related to an
Exxon Valdez court settlement,
earnings amounted to $11.97
billion, or $2.27 per share.
Analysts on average expected
Exxon Mobil to earn $2.52 a
share on revenue of $144 bil-

lion, according to a survey by
Thomson Financial. The esti-
mates typically exclude one-
time items.
The record-setting results
were largely expected, given
that crude prices in the second
quarter were nearly double
what they were a year ago. Nat-
ural gas prices were significant-
ly higher too.
But investors expected even
bigger profits Thursday, espe-
cially after Europe's Royal
Dutch Shell reported a 33 per
cent jump in second-quarter
earnings to $11.6 billion, which
fell just shy of Exxon's own
record earnings from 2007.
Exxon Mobil shares fell $2.81,
or 3.3 per cent, to $81.57 in
morning trading.
Setting US profit records has
become commonplace for Irv-
ing-based Exxon Mobil. The
$11.68 billion topped its own
US record of $11.66 billion,
posted in the fourth quarter of
last year. Right behind that was
the $10.9 billion it reported to
start 2008.
Exxon Mobil owns the record
for at least the top six most-
profitable quarters for a US
company, as well as the largest
annual profit.
The company, which pro-
duces three per cent of the
world's oil, got its biggest boost
from its exploration and pro-
duction arm, where earnings
rose 68 per cent to $10.01 billion
from $5.95 billion a year ago.
The main driver was record
crude prices, partially offset by
lower sales volumes and higher
operating costs.
Once again, Exxon Mobil's
results revealed a troubling
trend at the heart of its busi-
Production on an oil-equiva-
lent basis fell eight per cent
from a year ago a significant
blow for a company that gen-
erates more than two-thirds of
its earnings from oil and gas
production. That follows an
opening quarter of 2008 when
the company said overall pro-
duction fell 5.6 per cent from a
year ago.
Excluding last year's loss of
its Venezuelan assets, a labour
strike in Nigeria and lower vol-
umes because of production-
sharing contracts, Exxon said
production was down about
three per cent in the most-

recent quarter.
Like its competitors, Exxon
Mobil said it took a beating
from lower global refining mar-
gins. Earnings from refining and
marketing fell 54 per cent in the
quarter to $1.55 billion.
For the first six months of
2008, Exxon Mobil said it
earned $22.57 billion, or $4.25 a
share, from $19.54 billion, or
$3.45 a share, in the first half of
2007. Revenue rose to $254.9
billion from $185.5 billion.

A MAN pumps gas at an
Exxon gas station in
Waltham, Mass.

(AP Photo: Lisa Poole)


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 15th, 2008 to:

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

OUR LUCAYA Grand Bahama Island
Resort IRESOIT ,


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 Commitlee:
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

I .A k l i I I I Vl
< i 0 "

Bahamas Red Cross Raffle Committee members are hard at work
organizing this year's major fundraising effort for the Society.

The Bahamas Red Cross Society is one of the National Red Cross
Societies which embody the movements work and fundamental
Principles in about 180 countries.

National Societies act as auxiliaries to the public authorities of their own
countries in the humanitarian field and provide a range of services,
including disaster relief and health and social programmes.

The Bahamas Red Cross ongoing programmes include meals-on-
wheels to the housebound, after school mentoring programmes, social
welfare, youth development, training in first aid, services to immigrants
and development of Family Island units so they can assist in their own
disaster and emergency relief needs.

All the above are funded by the fundraising efforts of the many
volunteers and small, office staff who co-ordinate the major events like
the annual raffle drawing scheduled for August 30th, at Solomon's Super

Pictured left to right are (seated) Mrs. Dorothy Hepburn-King (recently
retired Deputy Director General). Mrs. Willamae Jenoure-Evns, (Fiance
Officer), Mrs. Pauline Allen-Dean, Past President, and Raffle Committee
Chairperson, Mrs. Marina Glinton, (recently retired Director General)
Kim Sawyer, Senior Administrator, Florence Cleare, Committee

Standing left to right are Mrs. Barbara Hepburn and Mrs. Kay Evans
Committee Members, Mrs. Viola Heastie-Knowles, Secretary.

Dame Margurite Pindling a long term volunteer with The Bahamas Red
Cross has agreed to assist the raffle fundraising effort by selling raffle
tickets on Wednesday, 30th July, 2008, in front of the Scotiabank
(Bahamas) Limited, Main Branch, Bay Street, from 10:00 a.m.

The public is invited to give their support.

,. R R I "I LflA I JIS 0 T




7TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00345

Whereas JANE BAIN, of Sandy Point, Abaco,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration
of the Real and Personal Estate of TERRY JANE
BAIN, late of Infinity Drive, Eastern District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14
days from the date hereof.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00420
Whereas HENDERSON BULLEN, of Cable Beach,
Western District, New Providence, and LUCILLE
BULLEN, of Garden Hills, Southern District, New
Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorneys by
Deed of Power of Attorney for Marcia Priscilla
Bullen, the mother, has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate of
ALBERT BULLEN, late .of #35 .Berkley Street,
Ridgeland. Park,,New,,Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14
days from the date hereof.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008.

No. 2008/PRO/NPR/00434
Whereas JETHRO L. MILLER of the City of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made
application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration with the Will annexed
of the Real and Personal Estate of ROBERT LEVY
LAING (a.k.a ROBERT LEVI LAING) late of the
Settlement of High Rock, Grand Bahama, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

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

7TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/NPR/00435
Whereas JETHRO L. MILLER of the City of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made
application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration with the Will annexed
of the Real and Personal Estate of HENRY A,
HEPBURN late of 121 Scott Avenue, Freeport,
Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 21
days from the date hereof.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/NPR/00436
Whereas PAULA CAREY of the City of Nassau
New Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made
application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration with the Will annexed
of the Real and Personal Estate of TERESA
RAMSEY late of Petticoat Lane in the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas deceased,

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

7TH AUGUST, 2008
late and domiciled of Kames, Duns Berwickshire
TD 113 RD, Scotland, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas'
in the Probate Division by ANTHONY N.
of Western District, New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for obtaining the Resealing of
Confirmation, in the above estate granted to IAN
the Executors of the Estate, of the Jedburgh Sheriff
Court District,'on the 12th day of March, 2008.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008
and domiciled of Davenport in the State of New
York, one of the-States of the United States of
America, deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
in the Probate Division by KENDOLYN V.
CARTWRIGHT, of Eastern District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-
Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for
obtaining the Resealing of Letters Testamentary,
in the above estate granted to MARY BAKER,
the Executor of the Estate, of the Surrogate's Court
of The State of New York Delaware County, on
the 20th day of December, 2004.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

late and domiciled of R.2, in the City of Spooner,
in the County of Washburn, in the State of
Wisconsin, one of the States of the United States
of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
in the Probate Division by EARL A. CASH, of
Western District, New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for obtaining the Resealing of Letters of
Special Administration, in the above estate granted
to LEIGH F. WAGGONER, the Personal
Representative of the Estate, of the state of
Wisconsin, Circuit Court, Washburn County on
the 8th day of September, 2006.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


7TH AUGUST, 2008

late and domiciled of 702 Fairgrounds No. 720, in
the City and County of Sacramento in the State
of California, one of the States of the United States
of America deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas in the Probate Division by HARRY
BRACTON SANDS, of Western District, New

Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-
Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for
obtaining the Resealing of Letters of Authority for
The Personal Representative, in the above estate
granted to DAVID C. DAMBRUN, the Personal
Representative of the Estate, of the state of
Michigan, Probate Court, County of Clinton on the
23rd day of April, 2007.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

domiciled of 25 Old Salem Road, West Orange,
New Jersey, one of the States of the United States
of America, deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
in the Probate Division by SHANNELLE SMITH,
of Western District, New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attomey,At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for obtaining the Resealing of Letters
Testamentary, in the above estate granted to
DAVID C. DAMBRUN, the Personal
Representative of the Estate, of the state of New
Jersey, Essex County Surrogate's Court on the
25th day of June, 2004.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

HELEN RUTH SEGER), late and domiciled of
2971 N.W. 95th Avenue, Coral Springs, in the
State of Florida, one of the States of the United
States of America, deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
in the Probate Division by MICHELLE
ANTOINETTE HORTON, of Eastern District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-
Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for
obtaining the Resealing of Letters Administrati&,,'
in the above estate granted to RUTH' COTTRELL. ;-
BAIN, the Personal Represetiativd'ofthe 'E-fa&e'
in the Circuit Court For Broward County, Florida
on the 17th day of August, 2007.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

late and domiciled of Valletta Rookwood Road,
West Wittering Chichester, West Sussex, P020,
8LT, United Kingdom, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
in the Probate Division by RAQUEL L. WILSON,
of Southern District, New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for obtaining the Resealing of Letters
Administration, in the above estate granted to
Trustee of the Estate, in the High Court of Justice,
the District Probate Registry at Leeds on the 22nd
day of December, 2004.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

late and domiciled of Saint Olaves 86 East Street,
Fritwell, Oxfordshire, England and Wales, United
Kingdom, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
in the Probate Division by PETRA M. HANNA-
WEEKES, of Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for obtaining the Resealing of Grant of
Probate, in the above estate granted to HAYDON
the Executors and Trustees of the Estate, in the
High Court of Justice, The Probate Registry of
Wales on the 17th day of June, 1992.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar







7TH AUGUST, 2008


late and domiciled 379 Falcon Road, Huntsville,
Ontario POA 1KO, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in
the Probate Division by PETRA M. HANNA-
WEEKES, of Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for obtaining the Resealing of Letters of
Probate, in the above estate granted to BRENDA
BARBARA STENABAUGH, the Executrix and
Trustees of the Estate, in the Superior Court of
Justice, Ontario on the 6th day of October, 1994.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008


late and domiciled of 89 Lower Road Fulwood
Preston Lancashire, England and Wales, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in
the Probate Division by PETRA M. HANNA-
WEEKES, of Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for obtaining the Resealing of Letters of
Probate, in the above estate granted to ANDREW
ROY JAMESON, the Executor and Trustee of the
EstPjEjn the High Court Of Justice, the District
PrebateaRegistry.at-Newcastle Upon Tyne on the
12th day of July, 2002.

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00448

Whereas CASTINO SANDS of Montrose Avenue
in the Eastern District of th4 Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas has made application to th3
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration with the Will annexed of the Real and
BOOTH late of San Jose, Monte de Oca, in the
Republic of Costa Rica, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days
from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00449

Whereas SHIRLEY MAE COOPER of Yellow Elder
Gardens in the Island of New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
has made application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real
and Personal Estate of LAWRENCE WHYMS a.k.a.
LAWRENCE WHYMMS late of Mason Addition in
the City of Nassau, in the Island of New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days
from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00452

Bahama Shores, Coral Ridge No.4 in the Island of
Abaco, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of

The Bahamas has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration
of the Real and Personal Estate of KENNETH OWEN
a.k.a. KENNETH LLOYD OWEN late of Bahama
Shores, Coral Ridge No.4 in the Island of Abaco,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
heard by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days
from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00453

Whereas GWENDOLYN CLAUDE of No. 64 Drake
Avenue in the City of Freeport in the Island of Grand
Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate of
LIVINGSTONE SAUNDERS late of Okra Hill in the
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days
from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00454

Road, Southern District, New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
has made application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real
and Personal Estate of MILDRED IRENE
CAMPBELL, late of Albury Street Chippingham,
New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days
from the date hereof.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008


of 1616 Carlton, Parma, Cuyahoga County of the
State of Ohio, one of the States of the United States
of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in
the Probate Division by MELISSA L. SELVER of
the Western District, New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Grant of Entry
Appointing Fiduciary, Letters of Authority in the
above estate granted to JOSEPH RAYMOND
YANKOVICH, the Administrator, of the Estate by
the Probate Court of Cuyahoga County in the State
of Ohio, one of the States of the United States of
America on the 18th day of May, 2005.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00456

Whereas GIFFORD MARTIN, SR., of the City of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration with the Will annexed of
the Real and Personal Estate of GIFFORD CORBIT
MARTIN, JR., late of the City of Freeport, Grand
Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
heard by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days
from the date hereof.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008


late of 47 Cottage Court in the Township of Hamilton
in the County of Mercer in the State of New Jersey,
one of the States of the United States of America,

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in
the Probate Division by JILLIAN T. CHASE-JONES
of Jacaranda, Western District, New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Grant
of Letters Testamentary in the above estate granted
Executrixes, of the Estate by the Superior Court,
Chancery Division, Probate Part in Mercer County,
New Jersey one of the States of United States of
America on the 5th day of April, 1999.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00461

Whereas SHIRLEY CLEARE, of Carmichael Road,
Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Executrix
has made application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration with the Will
annexed of the Real and Personal Estate of HENRY
WILLIAM CLEARE, SR., late of Carmichael Road,
Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be
heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days
from the date hereof.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008


and domiciled of III Woodland Avenue No.202
Lexington Kenturky, one of the States of the United
States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in
the Probate Division by PETER G. FLETCHER, of
the Western District, New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for obtaining the Resealing of Grant of
Probate, in the above estate granted to JOHN P.
BARROW JR, the Executor of the Estate, in the
Court of Justice, Court District Probate, Fayette
County in the Commonwealth of Kenturky, on the
61h day of March, 2007.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar

7TH AUGUST, 2008

2008/PRO/N PR/00463

late and domiciled of 619 10th Street N. Naples,
Florida, one of the, States of the United States of
America; deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in
the Probate Division by W. CHRISTOPHER
GOUTHRO, of The Regent Centre, Freeport, Grand
Bahama one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealing
of Letters Administration for Personal Representative,
in the above estate granted to LORI BARKER the
nominated Personal Representative of the Estate,
in the Circuit Court for Collier County, Probate
Division, on the 16th day of January,

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar

2008/PRO/N PR/00464

LUCKHURST, late and domiciled of the City of
Nairobi in the Republic of Kenya, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in
the Probate Division by W. CHRISTOPHER
GOUTHRO, of The Regent Centre, Freeport, Grand
Bahama one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealing
Letters of Probate for Executor, in the above estate
granted to NIGEL ADRIAN LUCKHURST the sole
Executor of the Estate, in the Royal Court of Jersey,
Probate Division, on the 2nd day of August, 2000.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar





EquitySide .SUPREME COURT 00338

First Plaintiff
SeIond PiinEtff
Frrst Def*ndant
Seconf tendant
ELIZABETH THE SECOND. by *he Ornce of od,. Qunen of ,l.
Comrrmonwoalth o the Bahamas and of he other rmalms and temtorien, Heart of
the Commonwalftl.
TO: AlingEton Edg oofombe
El..nhowar Close. Winton Heights
P.O. Box CR-5e06
N-M-u. Th. Btiha
TO: Coma Crheek Itnvoetmwnt Fotnd
Eltinho-w Cloas Winton Hslghts
P.O. Box CR4-T70
Nasu. Tth Sahbn-a.
WE COMMAND YOU that within Fourteen (14) days after service of this
wt on you, Incluolve of the day of such setorin. you do cause atn appearance to
be entered for you In an acbon at tha suit of Convllts Brown and CaSB
Management Company Ltd., #72 Collins Avenue, P.O. Box N-4296. Nassau.
The Bahn- addnatt fo service Is Moesrs. Hahbury Chamters, Heatbury
Commercial Centre. Village Road North. P 0. Box CR-66760. Suite 548 Nassau.
The Bahama.. Attorneys for the Plaintiffs.
And tak0 0l100 Otc t i Udefautw a 00 so doino -Iu Ptainun msay p-ocand stwaen.
I and od., -y t mb.a b eion 1nQa r Y-1 --
WrTNeSS. ,0 onou Jstk't. Sr Oudton Hstll Our h i .o t Jurnof e-
C.,tcntowtM.1h Ottctt 1bn.a tho day ot lFo.a.y, AD.. in .. yr of
0Lwr t.0 Two Thoosand and Et5hL,. > t --t
N This Wrtt trny not tbe taoe more (1n 1e caletnar d wn-1t anOt Oto
ibote dm 0000,- ratwted by Or V4r 0 the CourL

nrtth le*ftttnt tony 'ttnr app--t tbnce ptrtnliy or a ttotaery eltllr .ty hanti.ta
in 150 asttodtruta totfta. dlt' noinitfl-d. 0t eta R"ftatry of th Supsotote Co-t.
PubS Suae, in to R City of NoOaaun tin th.. ited of N.bw Provdaytn. or by
.a6 ttfn to trVat oti*. by Peat.
1. T lTho Ft1l Pt.Lo.trf is sl wea at a. at-dttol lran. e pt*ti
piyouan *ne crntditoo mtn u Comntort-enah o0 the Ia hoatls
and th. Sond Plaintis in a -opany lorttortd tnder theo
CaT-p- abOB Act. 0hap00 30 0f the SttuN La-e e1 The>tah Be a
and corrtyin r. buJinett io the aforea-id Conmoonw-eo.ti.

2. At ait 1 nat i thilt the. Rest Detsyndt is o.it was the Pfoinooit
end CEO of the Seonu tatWndan. Thea 8-ond t.*rtndntt i arnd
wasn eat ialeat st an In-s aanvt c -npay

3. At i l rrateral times ite Plainltfft weM Oppnthold by tho
Defendants to 10t as an nl-stivent ConSutCntnt to the -0iknt v.t 0>
Irw.nesmont chaoe to raise capital in the amount of US$10.1

4. On or about tta 6' August. A.D., 2007. the Fist Defenoodant wrote
the Plintift',. BualnBR- Coeulfttnt to outl, tnl tho ra 0et its soam
to the Painrttffs. Inter alla, IAhe folvoinmgi-

(a) W* tAl -opit from1twnon ato r uppfl dto u- by you,
a complete and cmprefe stsfVe Pc.ttag oof Your
fnain ns plpcsEson tfor p re ."t'tofn to our nvestow
to r- c apift i0 thle amount or VS.i.l 1 MIllon,.
(b) Upotn ncomptleon of 0t pa es.- w l wole net.. wtrl, you
t -.tow tt in tf 0nUrs to Ma- that( you a r pleased
welf. it and that a lt clrsnetatin.d thwern ar rue and
-o.rtc nda tn 1 o.rda eS wtlt tile *wtn.tfot. you
w{) W wf efbe r.por0M0e for m.e preftI*ela of Nad
doetr nMtest wfth regt to i ftitenig and wtft pay a.t
legtaal arnt otfror elatd v ast. --fated (nrownter.
J0 We win- r.t wrth amt Ins l.ore on your behalff n w wif
Mlotgoiat .0 f&t*na to ec- r te, bmost ft Aoutfie toris
pow ibw. W wtll update, you on an wylortlng basi, *a fo
tin prola of oft. fnaning d proc wl and l adtW-
you of any problems and or queris thIet may arise and
will wport oang with you to address them
(a) Once th, fall nengy packAirg i reviewed by t Il.nvestors
and they are satisifed that they wil he interested in
providing financing,. letter of in fnt wfli be ssued. At
ton min t sfttar Is issued, any further quesafons or
queries. nWt the Inveft may hae at that tfln, wifl be
raised and a tfme fram. fg*vn In whitc answer ar* to
be received
V One1 i. aItms are addressed and theI nt"rstors an
awisll. ea tartn shWt will t on be issued, outlfnfog the
final lumne and conditions for it financing.
(9) tw.tn all of the pre/imneary work* I completed and Of*
term ea ndco tios hav bween agreed to. a final
commttmten for finrncingill w be Issued. We will met
with you to complete th final due diligence and agree
on a date and location for closing.

Th Pl tf Intend to prode t said EngSagestef Lt.er at Trial for i

5. By an agreement dated the a6 day of August, A.D. 2007 and made
between the Plaintiffs and the Defendants, the First Plaintiff and
First Defendant entered into a Non-Circumvention, Non-Disclosurn
and Working Agreement.
ThM Plaintiffs ntefnd to produce fri s IdAgreement at Thal for Is full term
and eifloct.
6. By an Conditional Retainer Refund Agreement dated the 1 day 9f
August. 2007, made between the First Plaintiff and the First
Defendant, the First Defendant acknowledged receipt of the surn of
$7.500.00 (hereinafter catted 'the said sum"') paid by the Plaintiffs
to the First Defendant and agreed to return to the said sum to the
Ptlafntffla should the Defendants be unsuccessful in providing the
funding of Two Millon.
7. By a second Conditional Retainer Refund Agreement dated the 28?
day'of AUgut 2007 made between the First Plaintiff and the First
Defendant. the First Defendant further acknowledges recolpt of an
additional rum of $7.500.00 paid by the Plaintiffs to the First
The Plntfs intend to produce the aid Agremnlents at That for tfhlr fuft
tennis antde s
8. On or about the 160 and the 283 day of August. A.D., 2007, the
Paintla paki to the Defendants the sums of $7,500.00.
respectively for its services to be done pursuant to paragraph 4.
9. No pert of the said service Or works has been carried oul ordone.
10. By reason of the facts and matters hereinbefore set out in
paragraph 4 the said sums have not been repaid to the Plaintiffs
wholly or in prt.
f1 1. In the premises the Defendants became eand ate liable to repay the
aggregate sum of $15,000.00 to the Plaintiffse
12. Despite written request from the Plaintiff and their Attorneys,
Messrs. Halsbury Chambers dated as follows, the 40 day of
January, A.D., 2008 and the 29, 26' 23'0 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
$15,000.00 from the First end 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 Plaintiff claims:
(I) the' sum of $15,000.00 as set out in paragraph 11 herein
together with interest thereon as set out in paragraph 14 herein
(il) Interest; and
(111) Further other relief the Court thinks just; and
(iv) Costs.
Dated this 14' day of Feru ary, A.D.. 2008

Thls wit waSe issued by HALSBURY CHAMBERS whoee address for service Is
Habbury Commaercfal Centre, VIllage Road, North. P. 0. Box CR-5l766 Suite #548,
Nassau, The Balhsnms, Attorneya for the Plainttffs.

INSURER, from 1B

and possibly help to track
stolen vehicles.
Meanwhile, Mr Muscroft,
who headed the BGIA com-
mittee working on the Claims
Information Exchange project,
told Tribune Business that the
Claims Information Exchange
would contain "just basic" data
on clients to ensure confiden-
tiality and financial details were
How quickly the new Claims
Information Exchange comes
into being will depend on how
fast the Bahamian general

insurance carriers Bahamas
First, Security & General, Sum-
mit, RoyalStar and Insurance
Company of the Bahamas can
input their own respective
information into it.
"There will be certain data
that can be downloaded from
the existing system," Mr
Muscroft told Tribune Busi-
ness. "There has been a system
in place for a number of years,
but it's not worked very effi-
ciently and not kept pace with
changes in the information
technology (IT) industry.
"We're just basically bring-

ing it up to date. It is a com-
pletely new system, and an
upgrade on the old one. The
value of it will depend on how
much historical information can
be loaded on to it. If not much
can, it will probably be 12
months before it is of any val-
Mr Muscroft said the Claims
Information Exchange system
should reduce claims costs for
the insured Bahamian public,
and could, in the long-run,
reduce premiums in areas such
as auto insurance if it was able
to track stolen vehicles.

Santander Bank & Trust Ltd.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Bahamians for the following position:

Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance and/or Certificated Public
Accountant (CPA).
Three -Five years experience in an accounting firm or banking institution.
Applicant should have a well-rounded knowledge of Analysis of Financial Ratios,
Variance Analysis, Management Information systems, Forecasting, Budgeting
and Accounting.
Knowledge of IFRS would be an asset.
Good communication and organizational skills.
Fluent in Spanish, spoken and written desirable.
Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.
Ability to supervise and train the general accounting staff.
S Be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.
Knowledge of 4 Series Trust accounting application desirable.

Duties and responsibilities:
Supervision of the Trust Accounting Department.
Review and approval of entries related to Trust Fees.
Manage the collection of fees.
Prepare Reconciliation of accounts on a regular basis.
Assist the Financial Controller on the daily/monthly operations and preparing
reports for Head Office and Central Bank.

Compensation and other benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience

Applications in writing with details of education and experience should be addressed to
the Director of Human Resources, Santander Bank & Trust Ltd., P. 0. Box N-1682,
Nassau, Bahamas or via fax to 502 7955 not later than August 15, 2008.

Hampton Ridge, and we started
that a year-and-a-half ago."
He added that the Bahami-
an real estate market did not
suffer from the same problems
as US states such as Florida and
California, where an over-sup-
ply of real estate meant that
"many condos have no lights on
as vou drive past at night".
The Balmoral project will
include the Mark Knowles Ten-
nis Academy with three clay
courts, a pool, children's pool,
children-friendly outdoor play-
sets, games room for adults,
entertainment room, and super-
vised children's room with com-




ilic Go(i',ninlt ii t Tki,. Bhliamas IGOBI lhas secured .1 I ort f IUSSS nnlhon Ifronm blithe Iir-
Aji.erl.aii Deielopineiit Bank 1 IDB) as parTil funding for tde Bahamas Suppori Program for
Tr'insforming Education & Iraning iSPTETI. lie total cost ,of ulch Ib IiUS22 5 million
-lk prl|ecil ill support thlie dch clopitlin l .ciid InllpleilmeniljioiI o1f jLit i..es ainied at Illprti. tIC
die quALltl\ ,lt c.dltion hrtugli oui lde Bahlanas

Une crit.ili .lpecl o thel Piogram it t[,i btild .jpJ i,:il, anong person, tin\ol d in iealiiiie and
peip '1ill n' ';hidiell, ~alih peIul] nced- L.iroiuglhol lldie ntilire f 4\ 1l1. \il il phapl -I 31 Ille
prlnil,lr, k l ;lag rottp,

RT Bah.1.ia., MIn stri of EduicalluI i 1 10.% ste kinll? Ihc serli's of .1 m ul.ibl\ .qu).lificd
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.Ind de% lop uionl,_l'it- 1 land '.it.ilnoll lls c 1uidd pru i Ice rc.lil '.i w .uil o iiClus.i\e citdk'al'on.11

Ilie :\pt.:l d dill.illii o[ l11 F, o11;IS'llij.ii \ i15 for up Li o p 10.2 ilOil-collse'ltile d.i\< 10 be dcln\ei-d
.o. er 2-1 niontil pei id

|i]ditdu l.:ld, % ni i a l[ I' 1)"gree or higher Iih Sp .ial I du,:.i,11.-n \'ith ,pcI.Ji .h.1lon in IIh. hisie
'dii.-illiol pa:ittce, .taid 1llil itrnning .uid e-\pernit I l :trrin. ttili de.tclopiiictl ,liould .ippl\
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hliriliilcd C.mdid.il ifia\ b ci. itcqil ld i .Illheid .ii ,,I'-ii c ilief' it erl,'firt i.nail elk'dlitoii

Kindlh submit resumes of nol more than 4 pages (including references and
onrk done) eleclronicall or in hard cop Ito the address belo%%

The -'lll.min ni sii r'.in
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The closing date for applications is Frida. August 15"', 2008.


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FROM page 1B

where, whether you're going to
downtown, out west or up to
JFK Drive.
"The estate was kept in pris-
tine condition for quite a few
years, even though it was vacant
for four-and-a-half years."
Mr Kinsale said The Bal-
moral development was likely
to employ between 80-100
workers at peak construction,
with construction costs likely to
total around $50 million over a
three to four-year build-out.
"From a revenue standpoint,
it's a $100 million project in
terms of total revenues from the
sale of lots and condos," he
The Balmoral will feature 70
single family lots, and'several
hundred condos and townhous-
es. Mr Kinsale said the multi-
family lots would be priced in
the $250,000 range, a point that
compared favourably with the
likes of Old Fort Bay, where
the price of similarly-sized lots
was around $600,000. At Lyford
Cay and Sandyport, he added,
the comparable prices were in
the $1 million and $400,000
ranges respectively for similar-
sized lots.
"There's not a lot available
in a gated, upscale community
that many people can actually
afford," Mr Kinsale said. Prices
for his townhouses will start at
around $350,000 for properties
with 1400 square feet.
Mr Kinsale and his team are
already working on renovations
to-the 17,000 square foot house,
which will become the private
members club. Other activities
underway include the site
preparation and clearing the
entrance for a security gate,
with the development having
already received all the neces-
sary Central Bank of the
Bahamas, Investments Board
and Town Planning Committee
The Balmoral, which will be
officially launched on October
4, 2008, takes its name from
High Tor's original owner, Sir
Oliver Simmonds, the man who
constructed the Balmoral Hotel
on Cable Beach. That, of
course, is now the Sandals Roy-
al Bahamian Resort & Spa.
The Balmoral will be devel-
oped around the environment,
Mr Kinsale explaining that the
development team had hired a
botanist to tag 400 precious
trees around whom the project
will be developed. They will not
be moved.
"We planned to incorporate
the trees in the development,"
Mr Kinsale said, so that when
people move in here it's a
mature neighbourhood of trees
40-50 feet tall.'
"We are also mulching all the
trees we remove from the pro-
ject and re-using them in the
flower beds and landscaping.
There is an expense attached to
that, but we felt that throwing
logs in the landfill is not right."
Mr Kinsale, who was born in
the Bahamas, returned home
from Canada seven years ago,
having "waited for the right
Despite the US housing mar-
ket slump and global credit/liq-
uidity crunch, which have
sparked the current economic
downturn, Mr Kinsale said he
felt it was still the right time to
start a Bahamian real estate
This was because the
Bahamian real estate market
was different from the US, the
relatively inelastic supply of
land in this nation ensuring that
while prices might always rise,
they never historically dropped.
"Based on the reaction I've
received so far. I don't think it
will take too long to sell out the
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Sudoku Puzzle
Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with
several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to
9 in the empty squares so the each row, each column and each
3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Sudoku increases from Monday to

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Difficulty Level *Or 7/31

Kakuro Puzzle

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

Sudoku Answer


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Yuri Yakovich v Baadur Jobava,
Sochi 2007. Today's position -
hardly looks ripe for an early
tactical finish. Material is level, -
though Black's advancedd3
pawn could turn out a weakness,
menaced by both white rooks
and both knights, On the other
hand, White's knight is
awkwardly pinned against the f5
queen. So a long struggle ahead?
The true outcome was that
Jobava (Black, to move) took just I
two surprising turns to force
Yakovich's resignation. Can you
spot the finish?


1 Certain proof produced by
photographers (8)
5 A mole that is infiltrating
public relations (4)
9 Brush and clean thorough-
ly (5)
10 King who had plenty from
various sources (7)
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loss? (4,4,4)
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end of the rugby match (6)
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shopkeeper (5)
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about right (4)
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the relief typist on the way
back (8)

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interest (5,7)
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another (6)
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riage? (5)
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the side (8)
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some importance (12)
12 Damp feature of our times
perhaps (8)
15 Accumulate shares that
have increased in value
16 Possibly push to conclu-
sion (6)
18 Free from blame, that's
evident (5)
19 Essential equipment for
invaders from Mars (4)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution Yesterday's Easy Solution

Across: 1 Offenbach, 8 Opera, 9
Notable, 10 Tenuto, 11 Lassie, 12
Tuesday, 15 Alliance, 18 Vowing, 20
Hawser, 21 Statute, 22 Sprat, 23
Down: 2 Flora, 3 Elapse, 4 Bulletin, 5
Hovels, 6 Regular, 7 Carousing, 11
Lay a ghost, 13 Elevator, 14 Flowers,
16 Agents, 17 Switch, 19 Not on.

Across: 1 Officious, 8 Trash, 9
Barring, 10 Stroll, 11 Redeem, 12
Inactive, 15 Disloyal, 18 In time, 20
Trifle, 21 Majesty, 22 Owing, 23
Down: 2 Frame, 3 Israel, 4
Ignominy, 5 Static, 6 Laconic, 7
Challenge, 11 Rendition, 13 All in
all, 14 Aspirin, 16 Oblige, 17 Stress,
19 Motor.

1 Large crested
parrot (8)
5 Large-scale (4)
9 Informal
vocabulary (5)
10 Gourmet (7)
11 Unpardonable (12)
13 Discharge (6)
14 Very sad (6)
17 Boastful (12)
20 A flavouring (7)
21 Bury (5)
22 Bait (4)
23 Borderline (8)
1 Lawsuit (4)

2 Means of
communication (7)
3 Very well-behaved
4 Tense with
anticipation (2,4)
6 Vertical (5)
7 Mercy (8)
8 Consoling prospect
12 Continuation of life
15 Greedy eater (7)
16 A musical
composition (6)
18 Near a centre (5)
19 Spoken (4)

Chess: 4S2: t..RxeS 2 8xeS Nh4! and White
resigned since he can only prevent Nxf5 or Qxg2
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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.

Good 19; very good 26; excellent
37 (or more). Solution tomorrow.
abate abated abdicate
ABDICATED abet abide
abided aced acid acted addict
aide aided baaed baddie bade
bait baited bate bated bead
beat beta caddie cadet cadi
dace date dated dead Idea

North dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
VA 752
4AK Q 107

*QJ 7542
4J 9 6 4
SA J 84 3
*A 106

+Q 10962
YJ 10843

The bidding:
North East South West
1 4 Pass 1 4 Pass
2 4 Pass 3 NT
Opening lead five of diamonds.
For declare, the bottom line on
almost every deal is to make the con-
tract. To this end, any play no
matter how unusual that enhances
his prospects of making what he has
bid is a good one. Conversely, any
play even though seemingly nor-
mal that jeopardizes the contract
is a bad one.
Today's hand provides a classic
illustration of this principle. After
West's opening diamond lead, South
held up his ace until the third round
of the suit, East discarding a heart on
the third diamond after dummy dis-

carded a spade. Declarer then cashed
the A-K of clubs, discovering to his
dismay that West had started with the
J-9-6-4 of clubs.
Since South could not afford to
concede a trick to West's jack of
clubs, he turned his attention to
hearts. But when that suit failed to
divide favorably, he could do no bet-
ter than take the eight top tricks he
had started with.
Although declarer admittedly ran
into unlucky suit breaks during the
play, he had no one but himself to
blame for the outcome. The fact is
that after the first three tricks had
been played, he was virtually certain
to make three notrump if he took the
steps necessary to guarantee the con-
The proper line of play after win-
ning the third diamond is to cash one
high club, cross to the king of hearts
and lead a second club. After West
follows low, dummy's ten is
In the actual case, the finesse suc-
ceeds, and declare finishes with two
overtricks, scoring six clubs, three
hearts, a spade and a diamond.
And what happens if the finesse
loses? In that case, declarer would
wind up with 10 tricks instead of 11,
but would feel secure in the knowl-
edge that, win or lose, the finesse
assured him of making the contract.
And that, as we said before, is the
bottom line.

Tomorrow: Bidding quiz.
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