The Tribune
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Publication Date: August 2, 2008
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Volume: 104 No.210 SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008 PRICE 750

Police keep

eye on illegal

Industrial action

could be taken if
issues not resolved
iSSUeS nOt re Solved

Tribune Staff Reporter
THERE is likely to be further
industrial action at Her Majesty's
Prison, including a massive sick-
out later this month, if the gov-
ernment does not move quickly
to resolve the promotion and
salary issues of officers, The Tri-
bune has learned.
"We have a big surprise for
them in August," said a source at
HMP who did not wish to be
named. "We aren't walking out,
but everybody is going to send in
sick slips."
The Tribune was told that the
sick-out on Thursday was not the
first day that frustrated officers
working at HMP's Maximum
Security division did not come to
The sick-out began earlier in
the week as early as Tuesday.
Officers from other sections, in
addition to trainee officers, had to
man the most dangerous parts of
the prison, said the source.
Only four officers reported for
work on Wednesday, "they had
to use officers from other areas to
man the maximum security prison
and you know that's where you
have all those hardened crimi-
nals," the source said. It is
claimed that fewer than the full
complement of officers reported
for work on Tuesday.
Some officers are upset
because they were promoted ear-
lier, but have not received back-
pay or upward salary adjustments.
Other officers from the 2005.
and 2006 squads are frustrated

because $166 was subtracted from
their salaries in June. They claim
that this has still not been refund-
ed. Some of these officers have
also said that they were denied
the $62.50 given to civil servants
in July's salaries.
Sergeant Stephen Sands, head
of the staff association at HMP,
confirmed yesterday that things
were back to normal at maximum
He said the staff association
did not sanction the actions of
the officers who did not report
for duty. They numbered 10 to
12 out of the 22 who staff the unit,
he said. However, another five
officers were either on leave or
assigned elsewhere, meaning that
the section that holds the most
dangerous men in the country
was severely understaffed. Offi-
cers from the morning shift had to
work overtime to cover the short-
age that occurred on the after-
noon shift.
Mr Sands confirmed that the
sick-out lasted for more than one
day. He said that "the first two
or three days (weren't) as bad" as
Thursday. "(Thursday) was just
worse," he said.
The actions of the officers to
stage industrial action without the
consent of their staff association
suggests that a more radical fac-
tion might be emerging within the
prison, a faction that is fed up
with government's pace in resolv-
ing the salary and regularisation
When questions about such a
group were put to Mr Sands, he
SEE page two

Police release photo
of escaped prisoner
THE search for escaped prisoner Omar
Smith is still on and police have now
released a photo of the suspect, appealing
to the public for any information about
his whereabouts.
The 20-year-old drug suspect and
inmate of Her Majesty's Prison in Fox
Hill, escaped from Central Police Station
last week.
He reportedly got away when he was left unattended, allegedly by
a negligent police officer, The Tribune learned.
Officers at Central Police Station were not able to expand on infor-
mation received by The Tribune.
Smith, who is a Jamaican, was remanded to Her Majesty's Prison
after he appeared before Magistrate Carolita Bethel on a marijuana
possession charge.
His last known address was Hospital Lane.
The police have launched an internal inquiry into the escape.
The escape occurred just five months after high-profile drug suspect
Melvin Maycock Senior, 42, disappeared from his holding cell at Eliz-
abeth Estates Police Station, and officers found his son, Melvin May-
cock Jr there instead.


MINISTER OF National Security Tommy Turnquest and US Ambas-
sador Ned Siegel on board one of the new boats yesterday.
Tribune Staff Reporter
FOUR high speed interceptor patrol boats with state-of-the-art
technology were presented to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
by the United States Government in a ceremony at the RBDF
headquarters in Coral Harbour yesterday.
The boats, valued at $3.3m, with four heavy-duty trucks, trail-
ers and boat lift, were given a test run on the crystal clear waters
south of New Providence with Minister of National Security
Tommy Turnquest and US Ambassador Ned Siegel on board.
The addition of the four fastest vessels in the RBDF fleet was
made possible by the Enduring Friendship Agreement between
the Bahamas and the United States, a joint security initiative
which has included the installation of $2.5 million worth of com-
munications equipment at RBDF bases across the Bahamas.
A total of 20 RBDF officers were trained to operate the hi-tech
SEE page two

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Tribune Staff Reporter
ter Branville McCartney said Fri-
day he is not "one hundred per
cent satisfied" with security at the
Carmichael Road Detention Cen-
This is despite his second in
command, Immigration Director
Vernon Burrows, claiming imme-
diately afterwards that the facili-
ty has greater levels of security
"than most detention centres in
the world."
The two men offered their
opinions on the facility during a
press briefing on the work of the
Immigration Department on Fri-
Mr McCartney said that new
measures are going to be put in
place to deal with deficiencies in
security there, including security

He is planning to tour the facil-
ity soon to further assess what
might be needed. Part of this may
involve addressing how long
working hours can impact securi-
ty at the facility.
He said: "Let me commend the
men who are there and the job
they are doing. It is not an easy
job, it is quite taxing. But we have

SEE page five

Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are keeping a close
eye on illegal migration to the
Bahamas to ensure that the coun-
try's porous borders are not used
for the exportation of terrorism,
Acting Commissioner Reginald
Ferguson said.
Speaking on how dangerous
illegal migration can be, Com-
missioner Ferguson said that on a
global scale it can be a very seri-
ous problem for the Bahamas.
"Illegal migration is a crime to
begin with. And what we see, and
what is very obvious, is how very
dangerous this whole question of
illegal migration could be.
Because in the current interna-
tional environment with terror-
ism and all these other things, you
see how this illegal immigration
thing can become a problem,
because it can be a vehicle for
exporting terrorism," he said.
Commissioner Ferguson said
he- has seen how well illegal
migration ha, done in assisting


other nefariou( industries, such
as the drug trade, as these same
sloops that are bringing in the
migrants are also bringing in
cocaine and marijuana.
.These two "industries", he said,
are now intertwined, as his organ-
isation has information to suggest
that there is some level of funding
SEE page two

Union says strike action 'critical'

to resolve Morton Salt dispute
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE workers of Morton Salt
Bahamas were put on alert yes- .
terday by the Bahamas Industri-
al Manufacturers and Allied
Workers Union (BIMAWU),
who said that strike action is now
"critical" to resolve the dispute
with the company's management.
This comes after Labour Min-
ister Dion Foulkes referred the LABOUR MINISTER Dion
matter of the continuing dispute Foulkes had referred the matter
over the firing of a union execu- of the continuing dispute over
the firing of a union executive
SEE page two to the Industrial Tribunal.

Woman pleads guilty

to stabbing husband
FREEPORT- A 31-year-old woman pleaded guilty in Magistrate's
Court to causing grievous harm to her husband by stabbing him in his
chest during a dispute at the couple's business at Eight Mile Rock.
Melissa Rahming made the plea yesterday in front of Magistrate
Gwen Claude in Eight Mile Rock. She was remanded in police custody
until the court receives a medical evaluation of her husband's condition.
Frederick Rahming, 38, of Deadman's Reef, was taken to hospital
suffering from a chest injury on Wednesday. At last report, he was still
detained in stable condition at Rand Memorial Hospital.
Chief Supt i3asil Rahming reported that around 9.20am on Wednes-
day police received a report about a fight in progress at Angel Pure
Water Company in Bartlett Hill.
When officers arrived at the
scene, according to the police
report, a woman reportedly told
them she had stabbed her husband
because she feared for her life. She
claimed that he and his brother were
about to attack her with a piece of
iron and wood.
Mr Rahming was taken by ambu-
lance to hospital.

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MP says govt must e .

provide resources for I I

youth development

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT It is important that the govern-
ment provide the programmes and resources nec-
essary for youth development as young people
make up half the nation's population, a Grand
Bahama MP said.
Kwasi Thompson, MP for Pineridge, commend-
ed the minister of youth, sports and culture and his
team in Grand Bahama for hosting a successful
summer programme for the youth here on the
He noted that the Ministry of Youth has been
mandated with a very important task the respon-
sibility for the positive development of young peo-
ple all across the country.
The government held summer camps on the
island at Lewis Yard, Bartlett Hill Primary, Martin
Town Primary, Holmes Rock Primary, West End
All Age, High Rock Primary, McClean's Town
Primary, and Sweeting's Cay All Age School.
The camps were officially closed on Friday dur-
ing a ceremony at St Georges High School gym-
nasium, where youngsters were treated to snacks,
games and a bouncy castle.
During his address to participants, Mr Thompson
said that millions of dollars have been invested in
this year's summer youth programmes.
"I want to impress upon the youth of this nation
that your government indeed cares about your
well being and your future development," he said.
He told young people that crime is wrong.
"Crime in our society is not just simply wrong, it
is not Bahamian. We are a peaceful people peo-
ple who seek to live in unity with others," he said.
Mr Thompson encouraged young people to
strive for excellence and to aspire to become pos-
itive role models, like Bahamian athletes the Gold-

FROM page one

boats in Florida under the
Enduring Friendship Agreement
and will operate two of the boats
from Grand Bahama, one from
Mathew Town, Great Inagua,
and one from Coral Harbour,
New Providence.
The speed boats will be used
primarily to intercept smugglers
of illegal drugs or weapons who
frequently use go-fast boats.
They will be used also to block
human trafficking operations,
protect fisheries, and execute
maritime search and rescue oper-
Mr Turnquest said: "I am sat-
isfied that the acquisition of these

en Girls, and Golden Bov Donald Thomas.
He urged students to be careful during the rest of
the summer.
"'1 am advised that almost halt of the child acci-
dents occur during the months of May to Septem-
ber. The greatest risks come from drowning, bike
crashes, pedestrian and car crashes."
Mr Thompson listed a number of safety tips to
reduce chances of summertime injuries.
He said:
When driving, make sure that children arc
secured with a child safety seat or safety belt appro-
priate for their age and size. They should always be
secured in the back seat.
Always insist Ihat children wear personal flota-
tion devices when on boats, near open bodies of
water or when participating in water sports.
Never let a child under the age of 10 cross the
street alone. Teach children to obey traffic rules as
a pedestrian.
Always supervise children at playgrounds or in
the backyard. Make sure they arc playing on a
safe surface, such as mulch, rubber or fine sand.
If children are home alone tell them to never
open the door to strangers. Only children who are
old enough should be allowed to use the stove.
They should know where the fire extinguisher is.
Mr Thompson also warned parents about online
chat rooms as. he said, child predators 'use the
Internet to lure victims.
. He said parents should also make sure their
child knows not to divulge any personal informa-
tion on the internet.
He said parents should install a firewall or other
computer programmes to prevent children from
accessing pornography.
"I encourage all children to be safe this sum-
mer and I encourage all parents to pay special
attention to safety. especially during these sum-
mer months." Mr Thompson said.

New boats presented to RBDF

four vessels will dramatically
improve the ability of the RBDF
to adequately and responsibly
carry out its mandates, and in so
doing further the security inter-
ests of our two countries.
"I am also assured that these
officers and marines selected to
command and man these vessels
will do so with distinction, pride
and with the highest level of pro-
Defence Force officers showed
off the high-speed boats, which
cruise at 28 to 45 knots, by racing
them across the flat-calm water,
while the Minister of National
Security and Mr Siegel tracked

the vessels from the RBDF base
where officers will be able to
monitor the boats across the
Mr Turnquest and Mr Siegel
then donned their life jackets to
go out for a ride.
Mr Siegel said: "These boats
and the communication equip-
ment will be a valuable tool in
the fight against illegal smuggling
of all forms. This is another step
forward in our security opera-
"I wish the defence force
crews of these boats every suc-
cess in keeping our countries

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International flavour

for Governor General

Youth Award event

FOR FIVE Bermudians and
six Jamaicans, hiking in the
Bahamas proved to be quite a
challenge and an adventure.
They were all part of the Gov-
ernor General's Youth Award
(GGYA) annual Bahamas
Award Scheme Expedition to
Rock Sound, Eleuthera, held
from June 27 to July 8.
This event is in its 16th year
and offers GGYA participants as
well as others the opportunity to:
qualify for their respective
adventurous journey.
experience life on a different
Family Island.
acquire additional leadership
live with other young people.
The five Bermudians were part
of the Gold section that hiked
and camped out for five days and
four nights. These groups start-
ed at the Wemyss Bight Primary
School and trekked to the light
house at the eastern tip of
Eleuthera: They went to Jacks
Bay next, passing through Cot-
ton Bay and then onto the North
Shore Bedch.
Their final destination was
Tarpum Bay Primary School.
Two Jamaicans were part of
the Bronze section that trekked
from North Shore Beach into
Quarter Sound and then into
Tarpum Bay.

The only Jamaican Silver can-
didate hiked from Jacks Bay to
Nqrth Shore and then into
Tarpum Bay.
A total of 98 persons took part
in the event with participants
coming from CV Bethel High
School, RM Bailey High School,
Nassau Christian Academy, Sun-
land Baptist Academy, Jack Hay-
ward High School, Bishop
Eldon High School, Mt Carmel
Preparatory, St Paul's Methodist,
St George's High School, Gov-
ernment High School, Grand
Bahama Catholic High, Jordan
Prince William, Queen's College
and the Kidz Up Programme.

Threat of mass prison sick-out

FROM page one

replied that this is something they are "looking into right now."
"We really can't confirm it, but we are trying to really look into it and
I think that's one of the problems we're trying, you know, to find out
right now because all we are getting is just a bunch of hearsay news,"
he said.
When asked if he has heard of plans for a massive sick-out, Mr
Sands said, "No I haven't heard it as of yet." However, he added that
in the past officers have done things on their own initiative "without
being sanctioned by the association."
The association is going to give government and National Security
Minister Tommy Turnquest a chance to deliver on what has been
promised, Mr Sands said. Government has pledged to resolve the
outstanding issues with prison officers by the end of this month.
If nothing happens, he continued, "then we will take action."

Union says strike action

'critical' to resolve

Morton Salt dispute

FROM page one

tive to the Industrial Tri-
Earlier this month,
unionised workers at Mor-
ton Salt voted to strike
because of the dismissal of
the company's former mas-
ter electrician, Ken Rolle.
Mr Rolle, who is also an
executive of the BIMAWU,
was terminated in May.
In a press statement yes-
terday, the union said that
while Minister Foulkes con-
tacted BIMAWU president
Wilfred Seymour, no agree-
ment was made to stay the
industrial action planned by
the union.
"(Morton Salt Bahamas)
has argued before that the
Tribunal has no power, and
for the company to request
the minister to refer the dis-
pute to the Tribunal to do
something that the compa-
ny is aware the Tribunal
cannot do, can only be con-
sidered to be union busting,
and efforts to undermine the
credibility of the officers
and the union in the work
place," the BIMAWU said.
The union also said it has
not received any dates for a
referral and has not been
informed of who will be
responsible for absorbing
the legal costs associated
with the exercise.
Secretary general of the
BIMAWU Jennifer Brown

told The Tribune earlier in
the week that the move to
the Industrial Tribunal was
the last thing the union
wanted and will only result
in Mr Rolle being left with-
out employment for a longer
period of time.
"This is not good, this is
going to take a long time.
What is he (Mr Rolle) going
to do in the meantime?" she
Ms Brown said in an ear-
lier interview that Mr Rolle,
who is married with three
children, is struggling to pay
his bills, especially in these
times of rising food, gas and
electricity prices.
She said that Mr Rolle has
been employed at Morton
Salt for more than 30 years
and is now left with no oth-
er employment options.
"There is nothing else on
Inagua," she said.
Mr Rolle is accused of
reconnecting the power sup-
ply to an elderly resident
without management's per-
mission after a disconnec-
tion exercise by the compa-
ny, according to the union.
He was terminated in May
by Morton Salt, which also
supplies electricity to the
Morton Salt management,
however, has stated that Mr
Rolle was dismissed for vio-
lating policies laid down by
the company and for violat-
ing his contract of employ-

The GGYA is a member of the
International Award Association
and the Caribbean Award
Scheme Council.
"The International Award is-
an exciting self-development pro-
gramme available to all young
people worldwide equipping
them with life skills to make a
difference to themselves, their
communities and the world,"
local organizers say.
To date, more than 8,000 young
Bahamians have been motivated
to undertake a variety of volun-
tary and challenging activities.
Over five million young people
from over 100 countries are
involved in the programme.

Police keep-

eye on illegal

immigration over

terror concerns

FROM page one

now involved.
"We know from our intelli-'
gence and some things that
have actually happened how
the same vessel that brings the
illegal immigrant is bringing
in the cocaine and the mari-
juana. So it is intertwined,
because I think some degree
of funding is being applied
there. And that is why you
find that drugs are involved in
the illegal immigration process
as well. So it is a serious prob-
lem, and it has the potential to
be very, very, very serious for
us," he said.
In addition to the flow of
migrants and narcotics to the
country, Commissioner Fer-
guson said the illegal shipping
of guns into the Bahamas is
another challenge that the
force is continuing to battle.
"I believe the firearm, like
the drug question, will always
be a challenge there's no
question in my mind about
that. But having said that. law
enforcement has the respon-
sibility to do whatever it can
to stem the flow of guns com-
ing into our country. There
may have to be a review of
"We do all that we can on
the streets because we know
that the firearms on our
streets that are used to com-
mit armed robberies and
killings are coming from other
destinations. We have collab-
orated with law enforcement
agencies in other countries.
We share intelligence over this
same question with other
countries, and certainly I
believe that even a more
potent approach from the
intelligence point of view can
be of great benefit in trying
to stem the flow: because
there are a multitude of ways
to bring firearmins into this
country." he said.
Some common techniques
used to bring weapons in.
Commissioner Ferguson said.
are through shipments of
building materials, trailers,
vehicle and motor-cycle parts,
and now even by the multi-
minillion dollar yachts that
cruise through our waters on a
daily basis.



o In brief



causes heavy

smoke at

Harbour Bay

tor at the Adam & Eve's
clothing store in the Har-
bour Bay Shopping Plaza
was responsible for heavy
smoke in the area yester-
day afternoon.
Shoppers at the Har-
bour Bay Shopping Plaza
were shocked as black
smoke suddenly billowed
forth from behind Adam
& Eve's.
The incident occurred
shortly before 2pm, just as
the entire plaza was expe-
riencing a power outage.
As stores switched on
their generators, thick,
black clouds of smoke sud-
denly appeared.
While by-standers were
trying to find the source of
the smoke. Fire Services
were called to the scene.
Staff at Adam & Eve
said that the store's gener-
ator was "acting up" and
was the source of all the
As soon as the faulty
generator was shut down,
the smoke began to
By the time two fire
engines arrived in front of
the store, the smoke had
almost completely sub-
However, there was still
some concern ai5out the
paint and other flammable
substances at the John S
George store catching fire.
Press liaison officer Asst
Supt Walter Evans told
The Tribune that Fire Ser-
vices investigated the situ-
ation and determined that
there was no danger.
"There was no fire, we
consider (tne call) a false
alarm, but a good inten-
tion," he said.


guilty to fresh


A 51-YEAR-OLD Abaco
man has plead guilty to pos-
session of fresh crawfish
and an air compressor with-
out proper authorisation.
He was ordered to pay a
fine of $2,000 or serve six
months in prison.
Mosell Smith of Cooper's
Town made the plea yester-
day morning in front of
Magistrate Crawford
McGee at Cooper's Town.
According to Chief
Superintendent Basil Rah-
ming, Smith was found in
possession of 48 freshly
caught crawfish on Thurs-
day, July 31. This was one
day before the season
At 3.15pm on Thursday,
Defence Force officers
along with members of the
Fisheries Department were
reportedly on patrol in the
northern Bahamas when
they boarded a 15-foot
Boston Whaler near Powell
Cay. They discovered Smith
with the crawfish and com-
pressor. He taken into cus-
tody and charged.
The crawfish and com-
pressor were ordered con-


Public 'must advise Immigration

Dept of approaching Haitian sloops'

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE public was told that it
must continue to call in and
advise the Department of Immi-
gration of any sightings of
approaching Haitian sloops and
of the whereabouts of any other
illegal immigrants already on the
And any persons living or
working illegally in the Bahamas
should leave voluntarily post-
haste or risk facing the full brunt
of the law, while their employers
should "do the right thing" and
let them go, a senior official said
"If we don't arrest this prob-
lem, if we allow it to continue,
we will have difficulties in the
future. We have difficulties now."
These were the words of Min-
ister of State for Immigration
Branville McCartney, as he
described the need for Bahamians
country-wide to assist the depart-
ment in the "mammoth task" of
enforcing the country's immigra-
tion laws.
"This is perhaps one of the best
ways for us to deal with the illegal
immigration problem," said Mr
McCartney of calls from the pub-
lic reporting illegal immigrants
and those who employ them.
"We need Bahamian help, we
have 300,000 odd eyes out there.
You know who and where these
persons are, you tell us and we
will act on it."
Mr McCartney was particular-
ly keen to thank people, both

those who appeared in the media,
and those who "remained anony-
mous", for tips which led to the
detention of almost 300 illegal
Haitian immigrants last Monday.
He added: "I would like to
thank the wider public for their
continuous calls to this depart-
ment over the last few weeks in
particular advising on places
where illegal immigrants are."
"ParticHlarly, those who have
been calling from other islands
such as Exuma, Abaco, Eleuthera
and in particular Harbour Island."
Speaking at a press briefing,
Mr McCartney said that the
Immigration Department is tak-
ing its fight against those illegally
entering the country, and those
who facilitate them, "to another
"We are charging people not
only for being here illegally but
for working here illegally," he

"We have been able to charge
and persons have been impris-
oned as a result of working ille-
gally. Last week Friday we were
able to charge and find guilty ten
Jamaican nationals. They were
charged with attempting to mis-
lead an immigration officer and
working illegally. They are. now
spending time at Her Majesty's
Meanwhile, Mr McCartney
said that the captain and owner of
the boat which brought the immi-
grants last week, along with some
Bahamians caught employing ille-

HUNDREDS of Haitians were repatri-
ated to their devastated homeland after
unsuccessfully attempting to land illegally in
the Bahamas. Yesterday Minister of State
Branville McCartney said that the 292
Haitians represented "one of the largest
groups of illegals to have entered the country
in the last 10 years."
However, the figure pales by comparison to
the total number of illegal immigrants of all
nationalities that have entered the
Bahamas and had to be repatriated over the
last eight years.

gal immigrants, will soon be
charged before the courts.
"They will be charged pursuant
to section 41 of the Immigration
Act: illegal landing and knowing-
. ly assisting illegal landing. And
the penalty can be up to $5,000
per passenger," said the minister.
He added that the government
will be "sending back" to Haiti
information relating to Monday's
attempted landing.
"We anticipate sending back
to Haiti in particular information
on ... the capture of the vessel,
the detention of the individuals,
the return of the individuals and
the unfortunate event of the
death of six individuals and in
particular the charging of the
captain and owner of that ves-
The Minister of State extended
his condolences to the Haitian
government and people in light
of the death of six of the immi-
grants, whose bodies" have since
been found washed up in the
South Beach area.

LAST week's arrival of a Haitian vessel with 292 illegal immigrants on board brought the Carmichael
Road detention centre's population to 618. By Friday, repatriation flights back to Haiti had brought
the number down to 341.
This includes:
269 Haitians, 36 Cubans, 15 Jamaicans, 10 Dominicans. 2 Chinese, 2 Guyanese, 2 Nigerians, 1 Con-
golese, 1Honduran, 1 Trinidadian, 1 German, 1 Belizean, 1 Peruvian, 1 Nicaraguan.

2000 5,801; 2001 7,628; 2002 6,357;
2003 4,642; 2004 3,034; 2005 5,343; 2006
- 7,179; 2007 6,996
January to June 2008 3,546.
The total between 2000 and June 2008 -
The cost to government for repatriation
exercises between January and June 2008
was $517,986.70. "It has cost a significant
amount of money but it would certainly cost
us more if they were to stay here," said Mr

Police officer

foils attempted

armed robbery

was foiled yesterday thanks to
the quick response of a Grand
Bahama police officer who was
able to tackle the mugger and
wrestle him to the ground.
According to a statement
issued from the Grand Bahama
police, the marine co-ordinator
at the Grand Bahama shipyard
came out of Scotiabank on
Explorers Way in downtown
Freeport shortly after 11am on
The man, who was carrying a
white bag containing an unde-
termined amount of cash, was
walking away from the bank
when he was held up by a man
who snatched the bag and took
off on foot.
A Grand Bahama Drug
Enforcement Unit officer, who
happened to be on patrol in the
vicinity in an unmarked vehicle,
was alerted about the incident
and immediately went in pur-
suit of the suspect.
The chase ended just outside
the Bank of the Bahamas down-
town, where the officer is said to
have caught up with the suspect
and "tackled him to the
A 22-year-old resident of
Melbourne Crescent, Hudson
Estates, was taken into custody
for questioning.
The bag containing the cash
was recovered and the Central


NEW 1:05

Detective Unit is continuing
their investigation into this mat-
Neville Lowe, 62, of Sea-
grape, Eight Mile Rock, pleaded
guilty in Magistrate's Court yes-
terday morning to possessing a
quantity of dangerous drugs-
cocaine at Eight Mile Rock
on Wednesday, August 30.
Magistrate Gwen Claude con-
victed Lowe and sentenced him
to pay a $3,000 fine or serve 12
months in prison.
The court also ordered him
to do one year community ser-
vice. The monies seized at his
arrest were donated to St
David's Methodist Church in
Four American tourists,
caught with undersized crawfish
and an air compressor in waters
off the Berry Islands, pleaded
guilty in the Great Harbour Cay
Magistrate's Court on Thurs-
Acting Magistrate Huntley
Christie fined the four men -
Gary Thomas Nelson, 45,
Anthony James Capolla, 25,
Robert Stanley Snyder, 40, and
Ryan Edward Rice, 34 a total
of $16,000. Failure will result in
them spending one year in
All fines were paid to the

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Chinese cheered by 'Olympic eclipse'

XI'AN, China (AP) Finally, China had
an act of nature it could celebrate.
After an Olympic year of freakish natural
disasters, crowds of Chinese watched a total
solar eclipse along the country's ancient Silk
Road on Friday, one week before the start of
the Summer Games in Beijing.
It was a welcome respite after a 2008 that
began with heavy snowstorms at the Chinese
New Year, followed by China's deadliest
earthquake in a generation, then river flood-
ing and even a huge algae bloom at the
Olympic sailing site. Online, some Chinese
murmured about curses.
-But on Friday evening, the eclipse once
a bad omen for China's imperial rulers -
was cheered by a country eager for any aus-
picious sign before the games. State media
called China's first solar eclipse of the century
the '"Olympics eclipse," and TV stations
broadcast it live.
"Listen, I think everyone hopes this will
bring some luck," said Xiao Ning,,one of
hundreds watching on the old city wall in
Xi'an as the eclipse darkened the sky near
sunset in this ancient capital and Silk Road
Told by the local newspaper's front-page
story to watch the eclipse safely through
darkened film, people held up X-rays of teeth
and other bones, cheerfully tearing the sheets
into smaller pieces to share with others.
The eclipse began in the Canadiati'Arctic,
then passed over Greenland, western Siberia
and Mongolia before reaching China.
It took a poetic course across China, where
.the first recorded solar eclipse was found
scratched into Shang Dynasty oracle bones
more than 3,000 years ago.
Following the northern route of the ancient
Silk Road, it passed over the western desert
county of Yiwu, where about 10,000 tourists
gathered to watch after astronomers said it
would have the best view; over Dunhuang,
where the oldest known map of the stars was
found in a desert cave a century ago; and
over Jiuquan, where China launched its first
manned spaceflight.
The eclipse trailed off just beyond Xi'an in
the central China region once considered by
.Chinese to be the centre .of the world. The
Olympics, and its endless official promotion,
will bring back that feeling.
Despite the ruling Communist Party's
emphasis on scientific thinking, China still
has its superstitions.
The date and time of the Olympics' open-
ing ceremony on August 8 are stuffed with as


Sealed tenders for B$47,369,000.00 of 91-Day Trehsury Bills
will be received by the Banking Manager, The Central Bank
of The Bahamas, Frederick Street, Nassau up to 3:00 p.m on
Tuesday, August 5, 2008. Successful tenderers, who will be
advised should take up their bills against payment on
Thursday, August 7, 2008. These bills will be in minimum
multiples of B$100.00. Tenders are to be on special forms
obtainable from the Central Bank of the Bahamas or
Commercial Banks.

Tenders must state the net price percent (in multiples of one
cent) and should be marked "'Tender". The Central Bank of the
Bahamas reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.

many number eights as possible because
"eight" in Chinese sounds like "fortune" it
starts at 8 p.m. on the eighth day of the eighth
month of '08.
But adopting the solar eclipse as a good
sign meant stripping away the old superstition
about it being the unluckiest event in the
In ancient times, it was believed a dragon
was eating the sun. Emperois were blamed
and had to apologi e for angering the heav-
Later, being able to predict solar eclipses
and show control ever the skies' became so
political that some eclipse reports apparent-
ly were manipulated, said John B. Henderson,
a history professor at Louisiana State Uni-
versity who has written about Chinese cos-
"Eclipses were reported where none took
place, in areas of political or .bureaucratic
strife," Henderson 8aid. ".It may have been a
means of voicing dissent."
On the city wall, Xiao Ning said the eclipse
did have some relation to a 6.1-magnitude
aftershock earlier in the day in neighboring
Sichuan province, the site of May's devas-
tating earthquake, but he seemed to be alone
in his opinion.
The urge to seek links between the
-Olympics and natural phenomena such as
the eclipse is understandable, if not exactly
rational, said Jiang Xiaoyuan, a social sci-
ences professor at Shanghai's Jiaotong Uni-
versity who has written about astronomy
research and patriotism in China.
"We'd already known about this eclipse
many years before we got the right to host the
Olympics, so how can we explain this is ret-
ribution?" Jiang said.
After the eclipse ended, people coming
down from the wall paused at the sight of a
more than 6-foot-long telescope mounted on
a bicycle cart. Niu Guodong, a 54-year-old
retiree, stood in undershirt and rolled-up
pants urging bystanders to take a peek -
"Jupiter," he said in English. The cost was 10
yuan, or about $1.5'0.
His name card said "Xi'an astronomy hob-
He said he watched the eclipse outside the
city, where the buildings aren't so tall.
Asked about the eclipse and the Olympics,
he said with disdain: "Please. There's no rela-
tion at all."
(This article was written by Cara Anna of
the Associated Press).

EDITOR, The Tribune.
jurisprudential position, per-
sons charged with crimes
before our courts in The
Bahamas are generally
"admitted" to bail either by
the ranking police officer
and/or by the relevant Stipen-
diary and Circuit Magistrate.
Where necessary, an
accused person may also lodge,
an application to be admitted
to bail with the Supreme
Court. Save in cases of treason
and murder, the courts will-
ingness to grant bail is leg-
This seemingly casual
approach by the courts to
grant bail is causing much
alarm and concern on the part
of ordinary Bahamians. The
shaving cream, literally, is now
hitting the proverbial fan.
Allegedly, this week (July
4, 2008), a young man, who
had been on the police's
"most wanted" list (on sus-
pected murder charges) for a
very long time and who had
to be extradited or expelled
from a South American
nation, was hauled before a
local magistrate's court on
charges of illegal possession
of dangerous drugs, inter alia.
The news report went on to
say that "a bail hearing" had
been scheduled for later in
July, 2008. How can this be
possible when'the alleged
murder charge is still pending
and he is now suspected of
committing yet another seri-
ous criminal offence while on
In yet another case which is
pending, an alleged drug
"kingpin" who was once in
lawful custody but, allegedly
"escaped" from a secured jail
cell, was rearrested after a
high speed chase on a major
Several persons had their
vehicles damaged and risked
losing their lives during this
spectacular ordeal. This man
has now appeared before a
magistrate's court where.he
has denied escaping and,*
believe it or not, has lodged
an application for bail! No
doubt, based on the compe-
tency of.counsel, he will, even-
tually, be admitted to bail.
Yes, the question of bail is a
vexing one but one which the
new Attorney General must
come to grips with immedi-

NOTICE is hereby given that CINDY HIGGS of
EAHAMAS, !s 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
s'iould 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,



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ately. Statistics have shown,
repeatedly, that most of the
serious crimes being commit-
ted are being committed by
persons who are already on
bail for other crimes, inclusive
of murder.
No bail, as a matter of
course, should be granted in
cases involving use of a
firearm; large drug seizures;
cases of homicide (murder
and manslaughter); rape;
incest and, of course, causing
serious harm to the person or
serious damages to property.
Whenever people see the
judicial system as musical
chairs, to be played and tri-
fled with, some of them and
their "hot shot" lawyers are
prone to take advantage of the
same. Even now, we are sub-
jected to seeing.persons
charged with murder and
rape, et al, yet, they are admit-
ted to bail, on jokey terms and

conditions, ad nauseum.
One particular case involves
a person who, allegedly, shot
and killed another person
years ago. The accused has yet
to be retried on that case but
he is on bail within the com-
munity. Recently, that same
person was, again, hauled
before the courts on 'threats
of death."
Another person, allegedly,
had sexual intercourse not
with one of his putative
daughters but with two of
them, both under 14 years of
age (statutory rape cum
incest). He was observed the
other day, along with his legal
mouthpiece, begging the court
for bail!
Two to one, he will, eventu-
ally get bail and may well
interfere with his putative
nubile daughters in more ways
than one. Who cares? To God
then, in all of these vexing and
mundane things, be the glory.
July 4, 2008.

Concern about motorcycles

on the Cable Beach strip

EDITOR, The Tribune.
PLEASE allow me, a senior citizen of Cable Beach to warn
the police and The Tourism Board to do something on the
Cable Beach strip, before a drastic accident happens.
Now for the past six months or more these motorcycle ladies
and gentlemen drive up and down the Cable Beach strip, not
caring for the elderly who live on that strip, with their engines
wide open, like they want to give us a heart attack.
If we are sleeping they wake us up and it sounds like an
earthquake. The roaring of the engines and the speed they
make, don't make sense on a tourist strip.
Just think if they hit a Bahamian or tourist, they will not
five, and that will be bad news for our Bahamas. I know there is
a speed strip on Oakes Field Sports Centre, why don't they go
there? I also know the police force have a good motorcycle
squad, who performed on our Independence ceremonies, and I
believe if only two of them were to be posted at the Cable
Beach Police Station, order can be restored.
Let this be a wake up call for our Police Force and Tourist
July 11, 2008.

Exclusive concession

for the providing of

food and restaurant

services to airport
EDITOR, The Tribune.
WHEN a MP, especially a Minister of State (a Cabinet Min-
ister), stands in Parliament and states an untruth then it would
be best he would sit and stay quiet.
I refer to the granting in the 1950s of the exclusive concession
for the providing of food and restaurant services to what is
now The Lynden Pindling International Airport.
The originating concession was granted by the last UBP Gov-
ernment to the Bethel Family Charles and John (recently
In the 1970s Tiger Finlayson and a group purchased that
company Bahamas Airport Caterers and by purchasing inher-
ited the exclusive concession.
It should be noted that as politically we stand today the
inheritors of the UBP is the Free National Movement of which
Minister of State Charles Maynard is elected for.
Between 1992 and 2002 the FNM did not try to alter this
exclusive concession because they knew that the concession
was totally legal.
Facts are facts, Editor let's get them right.
July 23, 2008.

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The vexing


of bail

NOTICE is hereby given that FIAMINE PAUL
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the, facts within
twenty-eight days from the 26TH day, of JULY
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




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


.amian contingent to

Shead to Carifesta 2008 in Guyana
reuulat.ons head to Carifesta 2008 in Guyana

Department of Marine
Resources, the minimum
size of harvestable crawfish
tails is five and a half inches
long, and the minimum size
of a crawfish carapace is
three and a quarter inches.
Anyone found harvesting
crawfish with tails or cara-
paces smaller than this will
be subject to prosecution,
the department said.
The 2008-2009 crawfish
season opens today.

Minister of

State 'not 100%

satisfied' with


Centre security

FROM page one

to look at that as well, persons
being there continuously, the
human side of it, the officers
who are there are sometimes
there for long periods of time.
You can become complacent,
but that's all human nature, we
have to look at that as well."
Earlier this month Immigra-
tion Director Vernon Burrows
told another local daily that he
felt that security at the facility is
"adequate", with most escapes
down to "human error."
"As far as security is con-
cerned we have 10-foot walls
around the facility and double
rowed, razor-wire fencing...so
it's just the human aspect of it
that we need to improve, where
officers will always be vigilant,"
said Mr Burrows.
Mr Burrows yesterday high-
lighted the importance of strik-
ing a balance between increas-
ing security and thereby ensur-
ing that the efforts of immigra-
tion and defence force officers
to detain illegal immigrants do
not go to waste, and making
sure that the centre does not
become like a "maximum secu-
rity prison."
"The Bahamas is not the
world there are conventions
we must abide by. Sometimes
Bahamians may think the pop-
ular thing to do would be to
take drastic measures, but
that's not what we can do, we
have to work within the frame-
work of all of these conven-
"One of the dangers of hav-
ing a wall is that it will cause it
to be a maximum security facil-
ity, it will cause the institution
to no longer be a detention
"That's not what we want it
to be, we don't have mass mur
derers and what not inside
there," he said.
The Immigration Director
explained that most detainees
stay in the centre for "around a
week", with any delays in their
stay often occasioned by the
"serious challenges" that the
department has in arranging
for some to be ready to leave.
"If that individual had the
proper travel documents, the
proper visas, passport, and if
they had plane tickets that we
did not have to buy, there
would be no impediment to
stopping us getting them out
quickly," he said.
"Some people we arrest
sometimes may not have a
"We need to get to their
national government in order
to get a passport.
"Others have to pass through
third countries in order for
them to get home so that coun-
try they've got to pass through
may require visas and what not.
Some countries may be reluc-
tant to-let them pass though.
So sometimes we have some
serious challenges in order to
get persons out of the coun-
Three Cubans and a Hon-
duran escaped from the deten-
tion centre in June. Last year,
nine Cubans escaped from the
compound in two separate
breakouts in August and
November. The majority were
not recaptured.
Former Foreign Affairs Min-
ister Fred Mitchell said in June
he believed that the number of
breakouts by Cubans may be
contributed to by delays in
repatriating Cubans caused by
bureaucratic red tape. He
called for the government to
take action to reduce the
amount of time it takes to send
the Cubans home.

Pest ontro
TpoicalExim nto

322-2157 I


A "STRONG" body of
artists and performers, from
across various genres and dis-
cipline, will represent The
Bahamas at the Caribbean
Festival of the Arts Carifes-
ta) X hosted by Guyana this
"The Bahamas will send a
contingent of 110 visual artists,
filmmakers, junkanooers,
dancers, singers, musicians,
writers and theatre artists to
participate in this event,
increasingly recognized as the
premier occasion for sharing
national culture within the
region and showcasing
Caribbean really culture to the
world," Minister of State for
Culture Charles Maynard said
at a press conference.
"Art exhibitions, work-
shops, native musical perfor-
mances, mega concerts fea-
turing the region's finest glob-
al performers, along with the-
atre productions dance per-
formances, a culinary festival
and a Grand Market, create a
unique experience that is not
to be missed," he said.
The Bahamas will host Car-
ifesta XI in 2010.
Mr Maynard encouraged
media houses to send crews
to cover the event, and told
entrepreneurs interested in
being a part of Carifesta XI

MINISTER OF State for Culture Charles Maynard (left) speaks during the press conference. Also pictured, from left, are director of culture
Dr Nicolette Bethel, director of junkanoo Phil Cooper and chief of operations Percy "Vola" Francis.

to go and see how Guyana
organises the event.
"The Department of Cul-
ture has put together some
wonderful travel packages as a

..;.j.- : ;

I ". .

WEIGHING THE TURTLE: Tara Burrows, Karen Bjorndal, Mark
Rolle, Gian Burrows

Union Creek site

of annual sea

turtle research

BAHAMAS National Trust wardens and young interns from
Inagua were busy in July assisting sea turtle researchers Karen
Bjorndal and Alan Bolten conduct research on juvenile sea
turtles who call Union Creek Reserve home for the first 8 to 10
year of their lives.
The team captured, tagged, weighed and measured 100 Green
and Hawksbill turtles during the week long field work. Two stu-
dents joined the team this year Gian Burrows and Mark
This is a new initiative introduced by the BNT and the Archie
Carr Centre for Sea Turtle Research, in an effort to involve the
community in the scientific work that takes place at this special
part of the national park system.
Union Creek is a critically important research site for sea tur-
tles, with special emphasis on the Green Turtle which has been
studied there since 1974.
Some of the most important scientific data on this endangered
turtle has been provided through studies conducted jointly by
the Bahamas National Trust and the Archie Carr Centre at
the University of Florida.
According to Tamica Rahming, BNT director of parks and sci-
ence: "Our national parks are more than mere recreational


"They are repositories of the nation's biological diversity
and contain some the last ecosystem remnants needed as stan-
dards to set reasonable goals for sustainable development
throughout the land.
. "This long term research assists the BNT in making recom-
mendations to government regarding the taking of marine
resources such as sea turtles.
"The BNT council voted in favour a special resolution stating
that the BNT advocates the ending of the commercial sale of sea
turtles in the Bahamas."
Karen Bjorndal said: "Long-term studies, such as the sea
turtle study at Union Creek, are very rare and very important for
developing regional management plans. With each year, the val-
ue of this programme increases. The BNT should be congratu-
lated for its support and stewardship of this long-term pro-
Drs Bjorndal and Bolten will present on their work in the
Bahamas at a Special Public Meeting on Sea Turtles in the
Bahamas on Wednesday, September 10.

part of this whole trip to
Guyana," Mr Maynard said.
"We have-organised airfare,
direct from Nassau to George-
town, Guyana leaving on

August 21 and returning on
September 1.
"We have accommodations,
airport transfers and assistance
with Customs," he added.

"The package for single occu-
pancy is $3,000 per person -
and that includes breakfasts -
and $2,800 for double occu-
TEAM. Standing i-r: Tara
Burrows, Gian Burrows,
Randolph Burrows, Mark
Rolle. Kneeling: Dr Karen
Bjorndal, Henry Nixon

"TeOL uhrzdrtie fGnieCak hes- foretheIENTIRE FAML!






Crossing the line


have to wait in line. at
some point. Our ancestors
had to, and unless you have
made your life completely
digital, chances are so do
you. But here is my ques-
tion: Is there an official rule-
book for toeing the line?
There are rules in base-
ball, basketball, football,
soccer, rugby and lacrosse.
Hey, even tiddlywinks and
lawn darts have rules. (Rule
number one in lawn darts:
Do not hit your opponent in
the head with the lawn dart!)
Yet how is it that the most
brutal, contentious and
potentially hazardous of all
human contact sports-Line
Toeing-has escaped the
eyes of the ever present
I admit I had never given
much thought to formal line
toeing etiquette until an ear-
ly morning incident at The
Road Traffic Department
served as my wake up call.
My brother-in-law was in
town and needed to renew
his driver's licence, and as I
had not renewed mine since
the early nineties (I jest,
another birthday was loom-
ing) I decided to go with him
and do the same. We made
the post dawn mission to
Road Traffic hoping to.at
least make the top 50 when
the doors opened at 8.30. To
my surprise and delight,
when we arrived there were
only a few persons waiting
outside ahead of us, with 25
minutes to go until opening
time. By my calculations, we
were golden. A nod of the
head to the others-all
men-established our places
(sixth and seventh respec-
tively) and meant we would
not be spending the entire
day in a line.
At exactly 8.36, five sec-
onds before the entrance
doors were finally unlocked,
two young women who had
just arrived strolled right
past us with one casually
declaring, "Ladies first."
Huh? What happened to
'First come, first served'?
I was too dumbfounded
to speak. Apparently so
were all the other men
although one did suck his

teeth. My brother in-law
eventually mumbled, "Real
ladies would join the line,"
but both women ignored
him. They raced in ahead of
us only to find the customer
service window they had
sought out so coldly was still
closed. Embarrassed, the
pair looked back at us, but
by this time an "official" line
had formed, and I confess I
was somewhat amused
watching them reluctantly
join the end of it.
Unfortunately, Road Traf-
fic was just the beginning.
After that episode, every-
where I went that involved
some kind of line I noticed
how many individuals (and
sometimes whole families in
collusion) were finding sub-
tle-and not so subtle-ways
to. avoid toeing it. I have per-
sonally witnessed these peo-
ple in action thousands of
times now, in awe of their
ever increasing creativity.
Being the comedian that I
am, I could not help classi-
fying these line predators.
At Bamboo Shack, I
became aware of the exis-
tence of Cutters. With per-
sonalities exclusively com-
prised of that rare mixture
of courage and ignorance,
Cutters believe that reach-
ing out and grabbing hold of
the security bars on the
order window puts them
technically ahead of you in
line, even if you were there
At the bank, I was intro-
duced to the Jumpers. Dis-
tant cousins to the Cutters,
Jumpers believe that they
are line royalty, and their
place in line is eternal. They
leave the line for some
unknown reason only to
return 15 minutes later with
the remnants of a Dollar
Breakfast and a rolled-up
newspaper, expecting their
spot has been 'saved.'
A trip to the grocery store
led to an encounter with a
Whiner. Usually found
toward the back of long


11:30 AM Speaker

Elder Brentford Isaacs
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Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
m P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
--I Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135
D 11:00AM Rev. Mark Carey
Prinde Charles Drive
11:00AM Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
Bernard Road
11:00AM Pastor Charles Moss
Zion Boulevard
10:00AM Rev. Charles Sweeting
East Shirley Street
11:OOAM Mr. Sidney Pinder
7:00PM Mr. Percy Sands
Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James Neilly
8:00AM Connections Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30AM Rev. Philip Stubbs
11:00AM Mr. William Higgs

'RENEWAL' on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Mr. William Higgs
'METHODIST MOMENTS' on each weekday at 6:55 a.n.
Your Host: Mr. William Higgs
In moments like these, I sing out a song,
I sing out a love song to Jesus.
In moments like these, I life up my heads,
I lift up my hands to the Lord.
Singing, I love you, Lord
Singing, I love you, Lord
Singing, I love you, Lord
I love you.

W hiners spend the
entire time com-
plaining about how slow the
line is moving/ few stations
are open/ many persons are
in front of them and on and
on. After watching no less
than two persons abandon
their full trolleys in the mid-
dle of the checkout line, I
realized that Whiners,
though not as bold as Cut-
ters, employ a very sophis-
ticated brand of psychology.
Their ultimate goal is always
getting to the cashier so
they will talk (or annoy) you
out of their way by any
means necessary! It is like
some weird "Jedi" mind
Still, it took an outing to
BEC to bring me face to face
with the most stealthy and
socially adept of all line
predators; the Chatter.
These cagey veterans have
been through many line
wars, and rely on a masterful
three pronged attack: First,
they greet you by smiling
with more teeth than a
comb. (This is the Distrac-
tion.) Next, they slip in line
close to you (likely bringing
undue scrutiny from the
Whiners standing behind
you) and hit you with a ver-,
bal onslaught of Hey/ How
ya doin'/ How ya mummy/
How ya job? (This is the
Confusion, intended to elic-
it a false sense of familiari-
ty.) Finally, when it is your
turn to be served, the Chat-
ter abruptly ceases all ban-
L'e, produces a previously
well-hidden bill and morphs
into the Cutter before your
very eyes. (This is the Take-
down. You never stood a
I admit I too have been

the victim of line predators
(mostly Chatters) because I
never used to pay attention
to these things. Plus, in the
absence of actual rules of the
game, who decides what is
fair and what is foul?
Here are my suggestions
for the official line toeing
Elderly persons must have
a cane, wheelchair, oxygen
tank or national insurance
card in single digits in order
to bypass the line.
Pregnant women must be
in labour or at least show-
ing in order to bypass the
line. (Having a 'stubborn'
pot belly does not count.)
Handicapped persons
must actually be handi-
capped in order to bypass
the line. (Being loosely
referred to as 'crazy' does
not count.)
Chatters are legally
required to carry breath
mints or chewing gum at all
times. No exceptions.
Jumpers must automati-
cally pay a departure tax
when leaving the line. (Dol-
lar amount to be negotiated
with the person standing
immediately behind the
Whiners must limit their
rants to 30 seconds or less;
and only one whine per hour
while on any line is allowed.
Cutters must cease and
desist, lest they get cut!
Now that a few guidelines
have been established, we
should proceed to our lines
in an orderly manner.
The rules are clear, the
scoreboard has been reset
and violators will be eject-
I am serious people, and
nowadays I travel armed
with lawn darts.


Sunday School: 10am
Preaching 11am & 7:30pm
Radio Bible Hour:
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2
Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm

"Preaching the Bible as is, to m
Pastor: H. Mills Phone: 393-05(

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Pastor:H. Mills -$ "W

ien as they are"

Grounded In The Past &
Geared To The Future

Worship time: 11am & 7pm
Sunday School: 9:45am .
Prayer time: 6:30pm -
The Madeira Shopping

(Next door to CIBC) Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles


Pastor: Rev. Dr Franklin Knowles

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

Church School chring t worshipp Service

qffl'riline Charles Drive

MIinister: Rev. Henley 1'erry

P.O Box SS-5o31
rcleplii on number: 32 1-253R8
'eltx niiumbcr: 32 1-258"



Parenting Tips Part three
This is the final in a three-
part series on parenting tips for
raising young people.
If your youngster is strug-
gling in reading and/or mathe-
matics get help immediately. Nip
it in the bud!
Encourage your little one to
keep a journal. This will improve
his thinking, reading, spelling
and writing skills.
Speak clearly and properly
to your youngsters. Encourage
them to do the same to you and
others. Motivate them to learn
another language.
Computer literacy and great
typing skills are vital to your
child's future.
Is he interested in music, sci-
ence, or technology? Provide the
necessary exposure. If he is not
academically inclined, then make
sure he learns a good trade.
Open the Bible with your
youngster consistently. The book
of Proverbs has great nuggets of
wisdom for child training. Self
control and obedience to par-
ents are two vital principles
Build a close relationship
with your teens. Train and chal-
lenge them to abstain from sex
until marriage. Expose them to
information on the great benefits
of purity and chastity and the
dangers of pre-marital sex. Be
open with them about these
things. Discuss it. Emphasise the
importance of taking responsi-
bility for behaviour, self control
and delayed gratification. Some
godly parents are succeeding at
helping their teens choose sexu-
al purity.
Openly discuss the destruc-
tive effects of drinking alcohol,
using cigarettes and drugs with
your teens. Encourage them to
be honest and open with you
about their struggles. Stay close-
ly connected to them. Urge them
to keep their bodies and minds
healthy by avoiding harmful sub-
We must ensure that we set
a good example in our behav-
iour and attitude.. Apologise to
your child when you are wrong.
I have had to apologise many
times to my boys.
Do not compare your
youngster to anyone else. He is a
unique precious human being.
Encourage the development
of Christ-like virtues in your
child: love, integrity, self control,
courage, honesty, kindness, gen-
tleness, patience, endurance,
hard work, diligence, discipline,
gratitude, mercy, fairness, for-
giveness, loilg-suffering. humili-
ty, meekness, faithfulness.
Ensure that your precious
ones participate in community
service activities to assist

Be Renewed In The

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Come, join

in Truth


Morning Worship Service .-.
Sunday School for all ages,
Adult Education .. .................
Worship Service .. .....
Spanish Service ............
Evening Worship Service ... ...

WEDNESDAY at 7:30 p.m.
Selective Bible .
Royal ".ii -. (Bys Club) 4-16 vyrs.
Missionettes (Girls Club) 4-16 yrs,

FRIDAY at 7:30 p.m.
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Sunday atof ; a.m. 2 . .E .- ME


Assembly Of God

Emil vtm~ebaene sWe:wwvaglsitmeor

8.30 a m,
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5.00 a m.
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orphans, widows and the aged.
Make sure that you daily
reinforce God's ways,
(Deuteronomy,6:6-9) and teach
appropriate good manners and
Know your child's friends,
and I mean know them well.
Know your child's activities and
whereabouts. Make certain that
his friends have the same val-
ues, since bad company corrupts
good character. (1 Corinthians
15:33) (Proverbs 13:20).
Invest time and effort in
your child. Train and teach dili-
gently and you will reap many
good rewards. Encourage much
reading and wholesome conver-
sation in the home. Make sure
that you have an extensive
library in your home or visit a
public library often. Motivate
him to think critically. Turn the
TV off, unless there is something
helpful, wholesome or educa-
tional showing. Ensure that he
knows all about the country of
his birth and about other coun-
tries and their cities, since geo-
graphical and historical literacy
are very important. Do not let
TV and video games raise him.
Reading and constructive con-
versation improve thinking, lis-
tening, reading, writing, speaking
and comprehension skills.
Pray daily for your children,
the children of the nation and
the world.
Diligent, deliberate parental
investment of time improves:
(Assuming of course that the
parent is stable and wise)
Parent/child communication.
Parent/child bonding.
Child's intelligence, conver-
sational skills, reading, writing,
listening and comprehension
Child's security.
In the case of a Christian
parent: child's consciousness of
God, faith in Him and obedi-
ence to Him.
Child's behaviour and
respect for authority.
Child's self-esteem and
sense of well-being.
Child's psychological and
physiological health.
Child's academic perfor-
mance overall.
Child's character.
Child's understanding of the
Child's safety
Child's socialization
Child's critical thinking skills
Child's decisions/choices
Child's confidence.

The following are helpful
Christian/Parenting Websites:
Trainupachild.org for
Christian resources


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FROM LEFT: President and CEO of Bacardi Corp Puerto Rico, Nassau Tourism Development Board Frank
Comito and Vice President of Sales and Marketing Bristol Groups Eddie Gardiner.

CEO of Bacardi USA
John Esposito, Pres
ident and CEO of
Bacardi Corp in
Puerto Rico Joaquin
Bacardi, Owner of
Bristol Group of
Companies Juan
Bacardi and Nassau
Tourism and Devel-
opment Board Frank
Comito pose as the
ribbon is cut for the
opening of its new
retail store on Bay

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opened its first-of-its-kind retail
store on Bay Street, where cus-
tomers can purchase the Bacardi
portfolio of spirits and brand
items not sold at any other retail
The store, owned and operated
by Bacardi's Nassau based dis-
tributor Bristol Group of Com-
panies Ltd, is part of the compa-
ny's commitment to the revitial-
isation of Bay Street.
"For many years, I have
dreamed of being an active par-
ticipant in the revitalisation of
Nassau and in particular Bay
Street. With the grand opening of
the Bacardi store, I am very
excited to lead the charge of the
revitalisation of the Bay Street
business and tourist with such a
high-end offering. With the clout
of the Bacardi name and its inter-
national store, we're confident
this store will serve as a 'gate-
way' to the east end of Bay
Street," said Juan Bacardi, own-
er of Bristol Group of Compa-
The grand opening included
the international launch of Bac-
ardi's Reserva Limitada, a rare
aged rum never sold outside of its
production site in Puerto Rico.
"The Bacardi store, jusI steps
away from the cruise ship port
and historic Straw Market, is

expected to bring new excitement
to the tourist district of Bay
Street which is currently experi-
encing a revitalisation effort," the
company said in a news release.
The concept store, a red two-
storey building, features the
Bacardi name and the trade-
mark bat on the outside.
The selection inside will
include both spirits and acces-
sories from Grey Goose vodka.
Bombay Sapphire gin, Dewar's
Scotch whiskey, Cazadores
tequila and other Bacardi-owned
Customers also will be able to
purchase red Bacardi wind-
breaker jackets, while
guayaberas and black polo
There are also Grev Goose
golf bags and marlini glasses:
Dewar's golf umbrellas and
backpacks: Bombay Sapphire
beach towels alnd sun LIvisors. anlld
Cazadores cowboy hals.
The only place Bacicdi has
offered a comparable selectioil
of spirits and merchandise is the
Casa Bacardi Visitor's entire e
at the company V' distillcry jiusl
outside San .Juan.
The brand store was t lihe idea
of Bacardi's distributor in 1he
Bahamlas, Bristol Grioup o
Conipanies, which will oiwn a111
operate the store.

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met at a dance club. Byron Allen

(5:45) ** * MR. WOODCOCK (2007) Billy Bob Thornton. Boxing Joshua Clottey vs. Zab Judah. (Live) F (CC)
H BO-E MRS. DOUBT- Premiere. A man learns his mother plans to marry his
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RUPTED (1999) ior. (CC) (CC)
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Bahamas General Certificate of
Secondary Education (BGCSE) exams

* The college/university they expect to
attend e.g. College of the Bahamas,
Harvard University, University of Miami
* Name of degree expected to be
sought e.g .- Bachelors degree in
English, Bachelors degree in Biology

* What career they expect to enter
once their education is completed a
doctor, Math teacher, engineer
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club memberships, team
sports/track and field, church

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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

8 9 4 1

6 7

1 3 4I

2 9 3

3 4 2

3--- 7

1 2 6
Difficulty Level ** s8/01

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


319 2

92 5
2!6 1

Kakuro Answer


1 Universal
remedy (7)
5 High steep rock
face (5)
8 Forgetful (9)
9 Excessively (3)
10 Agitated state (4)
12 First showing
of film (8)
14 A stalk
vegetable (6)
15 Crevice (6)
17 Inform (8)
18 Exchange (4)
21 Health resort (3)
22 Journey there and
back (5,4)
24 Pure (5)
25 High chest of
drawers (7)

1 Regular habits and duties
(7) *
5 A fateful day for military
assistants (5)
8 Butter and milk producer
9 Runner in various kinds of
winter sports (3)
10 Off on a course (4)
12 Nine-inch ruler an ill-
behaved child may ask for
14 This drink can go a hun-
dred years back (6)
15 Good man in a new role
looking after horses (6)
17 The act is included in the
charge for rehearsal (8)
18 Sidewalk pedestrian (4)
21 Printers' measures -
they're back inside (3)
22 A tin medal ordered to be
plated (9)
24 Extra quarter
to trim off (5)
25 Important individual
powerless (7)

1 This dance can go all over
the place! (5)
2 One issue or back num-
bers (3)
3 Ring New York Times? It
will be expensive (4)
4 Digs out exclusive news
items (6)
5 Surprise shots in a melee
6 He keeps still, being a
man of spirit (9)
7 Ginger's stupid laugh (7)
11 This is something between
Greece and Turkey (6,3)
13 I'll stick around and find
something for your sore
throat (8)
14 Policemen make very little
moqey (7)
16 Man with a cue may show
sharpness (6)
19 Move or shoot upwards for
example (5)
20 A complication that natu-
rally goes against the grain
23 Flier turns up in a flap (3)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution Yesterday's Easy Solution

Across: 1 Positive, 5 Pier, 9 Scrub,
10 Croesus, 11 Lose one's head, 13
Outlay, 14 Edison, 17 Second person,
20 Unearth, 21 Baker, 22 Earl, 23
Down: 1 Post, 2 Sort out, 3 Table
manners, 4 Vacant, 6 Issue, 7
Resident, 8 Considerable, 12
Moisture, 15 Stock up, 16 Upshot, 18
Clear, 19 Arms.

Across: 1 Cockatoo, 5 Epic, 9
Slang, 10 Epicure, 11 Unforgivable,
13 Unload, 14 Tragic, 17
Vainglorious, 20 Vanilla, 21 Inter, 22
Lure, 23 Marginal.
Down: 1 Case, 2 Channel, 3 As
good as gold, 4 On edge, 6 Plumb,
7 Clemency, 8 Silver lining, 12
Survival, 15 Glutton, 16 Sonata, 18
Inner, 19 Oral.

G Fercavic v Dirka Dirka, internet
game, Instantchess.com 2006.
Experts will recognize this as a
typical Fench Defence 1 e4 e6 2
d4 d5 3 Nd2 cS 4 exd5 leading to
a position where Black has an
isolated d5 pawn but better
piece activity. The structure can
turn out strong or weak. and its
outcome often depends on
tactical alertness. Here the
opponents have exchanged off
into an endgame where both
fancied their chances, and
Bl4ds next turn set up a hidden
trick which his opponent failed
to spot. Can you find Black
coup and how White should
have countered it?

1 Able to resist (5)
2 Nothing (3)
3 Small sheltered bay
4 On a ship (6)
5 Fine soft goat's
wool (8)
6 Having private infor-
mation (2,3,4)
7 Stupid behaviour (7)
11 Having equal scores
13 Introductory
test (5,3)
14 Perfect example (7)
16 Intact (6)
19 Young dog (5)
20 Object of
worship (4)
23 Massage (3)


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or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.
Good 17; very good 26; excellent
33 (or more). Solution tomorrow.
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nape note nowt open opine
oven ovinepent -peon- pine
pint pinto plon piton point
pone tine tone town townie
twin twine vein vent
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Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker

Bidding Quiz

You are South, neither side vul-
nerable. The bidding has been:
North East South West
SIf Pass 1 4 Pass
2 V Pass ?
What would you bid now with
each of the following five hands?
1.4 AJ102 VKQ5 742 + 1093
2.44 KQ75 V94 4 A1072 4Q73
3. + AK8642 V Q962 + 53 4- 7
4. 4 AK96 V 853 742 4 Q85
5. 4 AK753 I QJ 8653 4 A4

1. Three hearts. Even though part-
ner"s rebid of two hearts puts his
hand in the minimum class (13 to 15
points), there is still a chance for
game. True, you have only 10 points,
which would ordinarily mean there is
no game, but your K-Q of hearts
should be elevated in value because
of their known importance.
The raise to three hearts is not forc-
ing and asks partner to go on to game
if he has more than a bare minimum.
Partner could have something like:
4 K3 V AJ10763 85 4 AQ4, in
which case game would be an excel-
lent proposition.
2. Two notrump. Here, also, there
is a chance for game despite part-
ner's minimum rebid. Again you
invite partner to continue this time
possibly to three notrumnp but he
is at liberty to pass if he has nothing

It would be wrong to bid three dia-
monds, which would force partner to
bid again in a situation where game
is in doubt.
3. Four hearts. This hand has only
nine high-card points, but offers a far
better prospect for game than either
of the preceding hands. It has lots of
playing tricks and distribution, and
this is far more important in the long
run than high-card points.
The odds are that at least 10 tricks
can be made. It is not easy to con-
struct a hand where four tricks could
be lost, and this criterion should be
substituted for point count in hands
where distribution is a prominent
4. Pass. There is little hope of mak-
ing a game with this hand opposite a
minimum opening bid, and the best
thing to do is pass. While it is true
that your spade response could have
been based on a weaker hand, your
surplus values are too thin to justify a
further hid.
5. Four hearts. It is a bit unusual
to jump-raise w ith only two trumps,
but they are of such quality that they
can be regarded as more than ample
support bor a suit that partner has bid
twice. (lame in notflmp should not
be considered with so little in the
way of stoppers in the minor suits.
H lands composed of primary tricks,
such as this one. usually play better
in a suit contract.

Tomorrow: Tricky but instructive.
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Junior tennis

team heads

to Mexico

in August

JUSTIN Roberts has been
named for an International
Tennis Federation Junior tour-
ing team, which will compete'
in a series of junior tourna-
ments during August in Mexi-
The team is part of the ITF's
Developmental Programme,
which is financed by the ITF
and the Grand Slam Develop-
ment Fund.
The team will be captained
by Anthony Jeremiah
(Trinidad) and Carlos
Rodriguez (Honduras) for the
first week, and Rodriquez and
Graciela Velez (Mexico) for the
last two weeks of the circuit.
The tournament will include:
Copa Tampico from August
4-9; Monterrey Junior Country
Cup from August 11-16 and
San Agustin from August 18-
Roberts is 11-years-old and
attends the Lyford Cay School.
He has spent the past six
months training and develop-
ing his game at the Evert Ten-
nis Academy in Boica Raton,
He plays extensively in the
USTA tournaments in Florida
and is currently ranked No.1 in
the boys' 12 and No.5 in the
boys' 14 in the Bahamas.
Steve Turnquest, the first vice
president and director of the
Junior Tennis for the Bahamas
Lawn Tennis Association not-
"We are happy for Justin
Roberts to be given this oppor-
tunity to be a member of the
COTECC U-13 team. This"
opportunity will open other
doors for some of our young
talented tennis players. Justin
has a good temperament and
is a fine young player, and will
no doubt be an inspiration to
helping other players to reach
similar height."
Bradley Bain, one of
Roberts' coaches stated:
"This opportunity for Justin
comes as a result of his hard
work, passion and willingness
to learn the game of tennis.
Despite being an exceptional
talent, he is a very humble kid
who just wants to excel at the
very tog of the tennis game,
thus always giving his all in
practice and match play.
:"I am confident that the
development of his game over
the next month as a result of
this opportunity will pay divi-
dends in his future develop-
ment as a tennis player."
During 1986-2006, close to
$60 million has been invested in
tennis development activities
in 150 countries worldwide. In
2006, $3.5 million was spent on
the Development Programme
with $2.1 invested by the ITF
and the balance of $1.4 million
contributed by the Grand Slam
nations to the Grand Slam
Development Fund partly
from proceeds generated from
the Tennis Masters Cup.
The Tennis Masters Cup is
co-owned by the ITF, Grand
Slams and ATP. Last year's
event took place in Shanghai,
China from November 11-18.

Stage is set for

softball showdown

this Monday
THE New Village Pub
Sporting Lounge's first Young
Stars/Ageless Wonders Soft-
ball Showdown will take place
this Monday.
It's scheduled to pitchoff at
noon at the Baillou Hills
Sporting Complex.
Spurred on by a vociferous
challenge thrown out by one
of the juniors (most of whom
have little or no experience
competitively), the seniors
(ladened with players who
excelled internationally or.
locally in either baseball or
softball), readily accepted,
sparking off constant conver-
sations that are heating up
daily as game time draws
In addition to a most valu-

able players award, trophies
are up for grabs in a number
of other categories as well.

Knowles and Bhupathi

advance into the semifinals

n IM
Mahesh Bhupathi

Senior Sports reporter

MARK Knowles and
Mahesh Bhupathi couldn't ask
for a better matchup going
into the final stages of the
Western & Southern Finan-
cial Group Masters Tourna-
- They have advanced to the
semifinal of the week-long
tournament in Cincinnati,
Ohio where they will face the
world's top ranked team of
American identical twin
brothers Bob and Mike
Their match is scheduled for
today with the winner advanc-
ing to the final. Their oppo-
nents will come from the win-
ner of the other half of the
That featured the number

SOME of the campers climb the rock at the Ministry
Camp yesterday.

Bahamian team set to face off

against twin brother team

six seeded team of Lukas
Dlouhy of the Czech Republic
and Leander Paes of India
against the No.2 seeded team
of Daniel Nestor of Canada
and Nenad Zimonjic of Ser-
Their semifinal was played
last night. No results were
Nestor and Zimonjic are the
winners of the last tournament
played at the Rogers Cup in
Canada where they disposed
of the Bryan brothers.
Their victory has enabled
them to build on their lead in
the Stanford ATP doubles
Race with 814. The Bryans are
in second with 736. Jonathan
Erlich and Andy Ram are in

third with 467, while Knowles
and Bhupathi are fourth with
What's interesting to note
is the fact that Knowles and
Nestor played together for
more than 10 years before
they split up last year.
And Bhupathi will be team-
ing up with Paes in the mens'
doubles at the Olympic
Games in Beijing, China later
this month. Knowles will be
playing with Devin Mullings
of Grand Bahama.
The Bryans will be repre-
senting the United States as
they defend their title and
Nestor is expected to team up
with Frederic Niemeyer.
Nestor teamed up with

Sebastien Lareau in 2000 to
win the Olympic gold.
Knowles and Bhupathi, the
No.4 seeded team in Cincin-
nati, got into the semis after
they out-lasted the American
team of Mardy Fish and John
Isner 7-5, 6-7 (5) and 12-10 in
the tie breaker.
They got a bye in the first
round and didn't have to work
up a sweat in the quarter-final
after they were awarded a
walkover against the team of
Tomas Berdych and Radek
Stepanek of the Czech Repub-
Knowles and Bhupathi are
going after their third title for
the year. Their two victories
came in Memphis at the
Regions Morgan Keegan
Championships and in Dubai
at the Dubai Tennis Champi-
onships in February and

SOME of the campers get ready for one of the rides at the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture's Summer Camp that concluded yesterday.

of Youth, Sports and Culture's Summer Youth

HERE'S a look at one of the rides that the campers enjoyed yesterday at the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture's Summer Youth Camp.

IT was a day of fun and mer-
riment as the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture's annual
Summer Youth Camp came to a
The Antiquities Monuments
and Museums grounds at the old
Education building Shirley
Street and Collins Avenue was
turned into a massive play-
ground for thousands of young-
Participants took part in vari-
ous games, rock climbing and
enjoyed free food.
They gathered together from
the 26 satellite stations around
New Providence for the month-
long camp that got started on
July 7. The same thing was done
simultaneously in Grand
According to Gregory Butler,
the Director of Youth, the pro-
gramme attracted more than
2,500 youngsters. But they enter-
tained almost 4.000 youngsters.
The camp was opened to
youngsters between the ages of
3-15. Those persons who were
over the age of 16, ass;'ecd the

various camp directors at the
The Stapledon School and the
Center f_.. the Deaf were both a
part of the camp sites. Some of
the other sites were held at
Columbus Primary, St. Bede's
Catholic School, Faith Temple,
Sir Gerald Cash, Cleveland
Eneas and Woodcock Primary
"I think this year, it went very
smoothly," Butler stated.
Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture Desmond Bannister was
scheduled to make an appear-
ance on the camp site along with
other government officials.
Butler said the day was such a
tremendous success that they are
already looking at ways of mak-
ing it bigger and better next year.
But for now, Butler said they
wanted to ensure that the
campers went away with some
fond memories of the month-
long summer experience.
And he congratulated all of
the instructors for taking the
time out to lend their support to
the programme.



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PERFORMERS wait to go on stage during a cultural and sports show to celebrate the upcoming Beijing
Aug 1, 2008. Thanks to the Olympics we can get over the dreaded Summer Lull.


Olympic Games, in Beijing's Tiananmen Square Friday


Olympics helps sports fans through the Summer Lull

IF not for times like this, sports would be flawless.
Unfortunately for me, sports, like economics, oper-
ates primarily through boom to bust periods.
Right now I'm mired in the usual summer bust period.

So thank God for the Olympic Games,
arriving to rescue me from the dreaded'
Summer Lull..
Sport's boom period begins in midway
through the fall.
Boom periods are characterized by
bloated levels of economic output and an
increase in demand.
All this comes in the fall with the start
of the NFL Season, College Football, the
NBA and College Basketball.
The chase for College Football's
National Championship and man's war
with the BCS system, the Super Bowl,
March Madness, and the NBA Finals all
grip our interests to the point where we
become complacent, like the calm before
the storm.
Then the bust hits us...hard.
Even harder than Chad hit Bo "Shot at
Love Two with Tila Tequila."
After the NBA Finals I'm left with base-
ball and the WNBA.
ESPN becomes all baseball highlights,
baseball stories, "Baseball Tonight" while
Peter Gammonds and Tim Kurkjian pretty

much own the network.
Oh, and the WNBA is still the
WNBA...Welcome to the bust.
Baseball, a sport that has never fully
recovered from the 1994 strike, constantly
loses fans outside of major market fran-
chises and still has to defend every
achievement from the "Steroid Era."
I starve so much during the bust period,
that I wake up each spring and summer
morning praying another NFL or NBA
off-season transaction would take place,
setting of a chain reaction of "I can't wait
until the boom period so we can see how
this all works out" stories.
Fortunately for me, I'm only forced to
endure the bust period for no more, than
three years at a time.
This Summer Lull will be helped by the
Rather than watch the wire for transac-
tions all day, I actually get to watch an
enjoyable smorgasbord of sports.
For small countries like the Bahamas,
the Olympics mean even more because we
get to go toe to toe with the Superpowers


with an equal opportunity to come out on
Of course we can never win the overall
medal count, but every Bahamian knows
the ins and outs of the "We won if you
base it medals per capital" argument.
I lived in an international dorm in col-
lege and I've had that argument at least
100 times after the 2004 games in Athens.
The Olympics is also special because of
every Bahamian's ingrained affinity for
track and field.
Everyone has done it at some point and
Track and field acts as the feeder pro-
gramme for every other sport.
There's something about the ease of
determining the speed of a group of peo-
ple sandwiched between two lines that
appeals to us like nothing else.
The fact that we're good at it doesn't
seem to hurt either.
What will make this Olympics possibly
our best ever is the fact that the Bahamas
will field participants in three other disci-
In eight days the Beijing Games will
begin and I'll finally be granted solace
from the bust period.
In about a month, countdown starts all
over and I'll sit and wait for London 2012.
Meanwhile, the Summer Lulls of 2009,
'10, and '11 are going to be brutal...I won-
der if we can get Tim Donaghy to start
calling WNBA Games.

Webb pitches D'backs

past the Dodgers 2-1

MONDBACKS are usually in
pretty good shape when Bran-
don Webb gets the ball. When
he pitches against the Los
Angeles Dodgers, they're just
about unbeatable, according to
the Associated Press.
Webb scattered six hits in
eight innings to win his big
league-leading 15th game, and
the Diamondbacks beat Los
Angeles 2-1 Thursday night to
extend their NL West lead over
the Dodgers to two games.
Webb (15-4) walked one and
struck out six in outpitching
Derek Lowe and continuing his
domination of the Dodgers. The
2006 NL Cy Young Award win-
ner is 8-0 in his last nine starts
against Los Angeles, allowing
nine runs in 71 innings.
"I've had some good luck
against those guys," said the 29-
year-old right-hander, who has
a 10-3 lifetime record against
the Dodgers and hasn't lost to
them since July 7, 2004. "That
was probably some of the best
stuff I've had all year. I was able
to keep the ball down.
"In my eyes, it's the biggest
one we've had all year."
Brandon Lyon blanked the
Dodgers in the ninth to earn his
23rd save in 28 chances.
The win was the sixth in sev-
en games for the Diamondbacks
while the Dodgers lost for just

the second time in seven games.
Slugging outfielder Manny
Ramirez, acquired by the
Dodgers from Boston earlier
Thursday, is expected to make
his Los Angeles debut Friday
night against Arizona's Randy
Johnson in the second game of
a four-game series.
"I don't know exactly how it
all worked out, but I'm happy it
did," said Lowe, who played
with Ramirez in Boston from
2001-04. "He's going to bring
another element to our offense.
It's going to be a great addition.
I think everyone's looking for-
ward to getting him out there
tomorrow and letting him do
his thing."
The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead
in the sixth when Juan Pierre
hit a one-out single, took third
on Matt Kemp's hit-and-run
single and scored when second
baseman Orlando Hudson
trapped Russell Martin's bro-
ken-bat blooper and threw him
out at first. Kemp's hit extended
his hitting streak to a career-
high 18 games.
The lead didn't last long.
Conor Jackson doubled to open
the Arizona seventh, took third
on Chad Tracy's infield out and
scored on a double by Mark'
Reynolds, snapping the
Dodgers' scoreless inning streak
at 29 innings their longest
such streak since they held the
opposition without a run for 38
innings in 1991. Chris Snyder
followed with a single to drive

in the go-ahead run and chase
Lowe (8-9).
"You're not allowed much
leeway when you pitch against a
guy like Webb," Lowe said.
"You really have to pitch near-
perfect baseball to beat him.
That's always a good challenge,
but you know you've got to put
up zeros. The most frustrating
thing was getting a one-run lead
and giving it back on 10 pitch-
The Dodgers threatened in
the eighth when pinch hitters
Andre Ethier and Mark
Sweeney singled to open the
inning and Pierre sacrificed.
Kemp followed with a liner to
left, which Jackson raced in to
catch before making a one-hop
throw to nail Ethier at the plate.
Snyder made a lunging tag, end-
ing the inning.
"He got it there, that was his
job," Snyder said. "The rest was
my part. That's the game right
Jackson, a converted first
baseman, said he believes teams
are going to be aggressive
against him because of his inex-
perience in the outfield.
"It wasn't a perfect throw,"
Jackson said. "(Snyder) made
an unbelievable play. Hats off
to him."
Lowe, who gave up one hit
in eight shutout innings against
Washington in his previous
start, allowed seven hits and two
runs in 6 1-3 innings with no
walks and seven strikeouts.

Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo
ARIZONA Diamondbacks' Mark Reynolds, left, is congratulated by
teammates after scoring on a single by Chris Snyder during the
seventh inning of their Majoi League Baseball game against the Los
Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, July 31, 2008, in Los Angeles.

trolling his temper. He was
suspended for a game in 2002
after punching teammate
Anthony Bright during a film
session. Smith received coun-
seling for anger management,
and a lawsuit filed by Bright
was eventually settled out of
Despite a history of poorly
timed penalties following
angry outbursts, Smith signed
a contract extension last year
through the 2012 season that
makes him one of the NFL's
highest-paid receivers.
A possible suspension to
Carolina's top playmaker
cast a shadow over the team
Friday afternoon.


Panthers send

Smith home after

fight with Lucas


receiver Steve Smith was sent
home from training camp
Friday after he punched
teammate Ken Lucas during
practice, causing the starting
cornerback to be carted off
the field holding an ice pack
to his left eye, according to
the Associated Press.
Panthers coach John Fox
said Smith and Lucas
returned to Charlotte after
the fight. The team didn't
provide an update on the
extent of Lucas' injuries and
club officials declined to say
if the volatile Smith, the
team's top receiver, would be
"We're going to handle
this matter internally," gen-
eral manager Marty Hurney
Smith's agent, Derrick Fox,
did not immediately return a
phone call seeking comment.
The melee came after both
players had taken off their
helmets in a break for
starters during a special
teams drill. It was unclear
what provoked the fight.
While the two have routinely
jawed at each other in prac-
tice since Lucas signed with
Carolina in 2005, they've
never come
to blows in .A
view of A N
reporters. P.
that hap-
pens on the
field usually
guys have
helmets on,"
Jake Del-
homme said.
"But this
happened on the sidelines, so
it probably wasn't a good
When attention turned
from the field to the fight, sev-
eral players and -Fox rushed
to the scene. Fox tried to sep-
arate the two, but it took line-
backer Jon Beason to pull
Smith off Lucas.
Lucas walked to a tent,
holding his head while accom-
panied by a trainer. Smith was
then escorted there by receiv-
er Muhsin Muhammad to talk
to Lucas.
"Steve was probably a lit-
tle remorseful for what hap-
pened," Muhammad said. "He
was trying to apologize, so I
was walking with him just to
be there."
After being treated for sev-
eral minutes, Lucas walked to
a nearby cart and was taken to
the locker room.
Smith spent several minutes
talking to kicker John Kasay
on an adjacent field before he
was escorted to the locker
room by Hurney as practice
"Anytime something like
that happens you're obviously
disappointed," Fox said. "It's
part of football and you deal
with it."
The coach had an extend-
ed talk with the team after the
workout. Delhomme said Fox
warned the players not to
retaliate against Smith.
"I don't anticipate this hav-
ing any lingering effect on this
team," Delhomme said. "We
were talked to and things were
squashed. That's it. That's the
way it is. It happened. There
will be no retaliation by any-
body on anything. When you
look at the schedule we don't
play the Panthers this year. So
we need to be smart when
we're out there."
A three-time Pro Bowl pick,
Smith has had trouble con-



Olympic Running


Seven Russian athletes suspended runners
...AII Itest positive

by IAAF on doping-related charges

(AP) Seven Russian female
athletes, including an indoor
world record holder and a two-
time world champion, were pro-
visionally suspended Thursday
by the IAAF on doping-related
Yelena Soboleva, who set an
indoor world record in the
1,500-meters at this year's world
championships, was among
those accused of doping eight
days before the opening of the
Beijing Olympics "for a fraud-
ulent substitution of urine
which is both a prohibited
method and also a form of tam-
pering with the doping control
Two-time world 1,500 cham-
pion Tatyana Tomashova also
was suspended, along with mid-
dle-distance runners Yulia
Fomenko, Svetlana Cherkasova
and Olga Yegorova. Hammer
thrower Gulfiya Khanafeyeva
and discus thrower Darya
Pishchalnikova also were
Soboleva, Tomashova,
Fomenko, Khanafeyeva and
Pishchalnikova have all quali-
fied for the Beijing Olympics.
"This shows we are willing to
do anything to stop doping,"
IAAF spokesman Nick Davies
said. "The IAAF is ready to
take on an investigative
approach on these issues if it
needs to."
The IAAF said the matter
would be turned over to the All
Russia Athletics Federation. It
was unclear when the supposed
tampering took place.
"These rule violations were
established following the delib-
erate storage of samples by the
IAAF and reanalysis using
comparative DNA techniques,
and were the result of a specif-
ic investigation which was insti-
gated and carried out by the
IAAF for more than a year,"
the IAAF said in a statement.
Russian officials were dis,

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" t .
...... #-,

RUSSIA'S YELENA SOBOLEVA competes at the World Athletics
Championships in Osaka, Japan, on August 29, 2007...

pleased with the timing of the
track body's announcement.
"The IAAF could do noth-
ing better ahead of the games in
Beijing," The All Russia Ath-
letics Federation president
Valentin Balakhnichev said.
"It's not a civilised approach."
According to IAAF rules,
athletes have up to 14 days to
request a hearing with their
national federation. If a hearing
is requested, it must be held
within two months.
Fomenko was second to
Soboleva when she set the
world record of three minutes,
57.71 seconds on March 9 in
Valencia, Spain, breaking her

previous mark of 3:58.05.
Tomashova won world titles
at the 2003 and '05 champi-
onships, and won silver at the
2004 Athens Olympics, while
Yegorova won the 5,000 at the
2001 Edmonton worlds and
took silver in the 1,500 at the
2005 Helsinki worlds and gold
in the 3,000 at the 2001 indoor
Pishchalnikova won the sil-
ver medal in the discus at the
2007 worlds and gold at the
2006 European championships,
and Khanafeyeva won silver in
the hammer throw at the 2006
Europeans and set a world
record in her event in 2006.

RUSSIA'S TATYANA TOMASHOVA reacts after crossing the line to win the
gold medal in the Women's 1500 meters during the European Athletics
Championships in Goteborg, Sweden, on August 13, 2006...

"This is all about the clear
favourites," Russian Olympic
Committee anti-doping chief
Nikolay Durmanov said.
"There are many questions.
The first is: What in fact hap-
pened? There will be a special
"A less important question
but a more pertinent one is:
Why is the issue of last year's
tests emerging just a week
ahead of the games? Couldn't
this question have been dis-
cussed with us in May, June or
Both Yegorova and
Khanafeyeva have been
embroiled in doping scandals

before. Yegorova tested posi-
tive for EPO in 2001, but the
result was thrown out because
the French lab conducting the
test did not follow the proper
procedure. Khanafeyeva tested
positive for an unspecified stim-
ulant at the World Military
Games in India in 2007, but the
case was later dismissed.
Also Thursday, Romanian
middle-distance runners Elena
Antoci and Cristina Vasiloiu
tested positive for the blood
booster EPO (see sidebar) and
could be dropped from the
country's Olympic team pend-
ing a second test, an official

for blood


(AP) Two middle distance
runners from Romania could
be dropped from their
Olympic team after testing
positive for the blood booster
Elena Antoci and Cristina
Vasiloiu did not leave for the
Beijing Games on Sunday
with the rest of the team, the
Romanian Olympic Commit-
tee said.
Octavian Morariu, the head
of the committee, said an ini-
tial test from a laboratory in
Lausanne, Switzerland,
showed EPO and he is await-
ing results of a second test.
"When we left for the
Olympics I had the results for
all the athletes, except these
two," Morariu told Realitatea
TV from Beijing.
"If there is the tiniest doubt
about them, they will not
Antoci and Vasiloiu were
.to compete in the 1,500-meter
race. The developments in
Romania came on the same
day seven Russian female
athletes were provisionally
suspended by the IAAF for
doping-related matters.
The Romanian National
Institute for Sporting Medi-
cine first tested Antoci and
Vasiloiu on July 16, and
asked for more tests, outside
Romanian middle distance
runner Liliana Popescu, who
runs the 800 and 1,500, was
dropped from the Olympics
team in July after failing a
doping test.
She has the same Roman-
ian trainer as Antoci and
Vasiloiu Eleodor Rosca.
Neither df the runners nor
Rosca has commented on the

Olympic Basketball

UNITED STATES Olympic basketball team player Dwyane Wade
makes a slam-dunk during the friendly Basketball match against
Lithuania in Macau, Friday Aug. 1,2008. The U.S. won 120-84.

UNITED STATES Olympic basketball team player Kobe Bryant
makes a slam-dunk during the friendly Basketball match against
Lithuania in Macau, Friday Aug. 1, 2008. The U.S. won 120-84.

US Olympic basketball team LeBron James, left, fights for the ball
with Lithuania's Jonas Maciulis during the friendly match in
Macau, Friday Aug. 1, 2008. US won 120-84.

US blows out Lithuania, 120-84


KOBE BRYANT harassed long-
time nemesis Sarunas Jasikevicius into
a miserable night and helped the U.S.
Olympic basketball team roll to a 120-
84 exhibition victory over Lithuania
on Friday night, according to the Asso-
ciated Press..
Dwyane Wade scored 19 points,
Dwight Howard had 17 and LeBron
James 15 for the Americans, who
raced to a big early lead, then pulled
away again after Lithuania got within
single digits early in the second half.
Bryant finished with 13 points, nine
during the big U.S. first quarter.
The Americans, who shot 64 per-

cent, swept two games here and leave
Saturday for Shanghai, where they will
play European champion Russia and
Michael Redd finished with 16
points and Carmelo Anthony added
11 in a rematch of the bronze-medal
game from four years ago.
Jasikevicius was just 2-of-8 from the
field for nine points, with three
turnovers. Rimantas Kaukenas led
Lithuania with 17 points.
The United States needed a quarter
to warm up in its first two games, but
was sharp right from the start this time.
Howard had three consecutive bas-
kets, James dunked twice, and the
Americans were already up by dou-
ble digits barely 2 1/2 minutes into the

game. Minutes later, Bryant had two
jumpers and a 3-pointer in a quick flur-
ry that made it 24-5.
Howard had 10 points and Bryant
nine in the first 10 minutes, with the
Americans opening a 31-15 lead.
Lithuania kept the deficit in the
teens from there, then opened the sec-
ond half with a flurry of 3-pointers to
make it a game. Jasikevicius had a rare
open look and hit the final one to cut
the U.S. lead to 61-52 with 7:10
remaining in the third quarter, hut the
Americans immediately blew it open
Anthony, Howard and James com-
bined for the next 12 U.S. points,
everything coming from inside, to
make it 73-55, and Lithuania was nev-

er close again. Wade took over at the
end of the period and early in the
fourth, bringing the fans to their feet.
with a double-pump dunk on an alley-
oop pass from Chris Paul.
Wade was 7-of-9 from the floor and
Paul had seven assists. Every U.S. play-
er scored.
The teams split two meetings in the
2004 Olympics, with the United States
winning the second one to claim the
bronze medal. Jasikevicius scored 28
points, hitting seven 3-pointers, in
Lithuania's 94-90 victory in pool play.
He nearly led Lithuania to a stun-
ning victory four years earlier in Syd-
ney, missing a 3-pointer in the closing
seconds of a semifinal game as the
Americans held on for an 85-83 win.


Taking the challenge of defending
the opponents' best player, as he fre-
quently did last summer in the
Olympic qualifier, Bryant never gave
Jasikevicius a chance to get going. The
former Indiana and Golden State point
guard found little room to dribble or
shoot when Bryant was near him.
He missed both shots and had a
turnover in the first quarter and was
still frustrated long after Bryant had
checked out for good, screaming at
the referee after throwing up an air
ball on a 3 with about 4 1/2 minutes
Lithuania plays Turkey here Satur-
day and opens the Olympics against
defending gold medalist Argentina on
Aug. 10.

"'--"- ~SPORTS

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Age: 25
Birthday: July 12th, 1983
Height: 6.1
Weight: 186
High School: Jack Hayward High, Grand Bahama
College: South Plains College (associates degree),
Texas Tech University (bachelors degree).
Major: Human development and family studies
Sports events: 400m
Personal best performances: 44.90
Coach: Deon Miller
Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite food: Curry chicken, white rice,
corn and plantain.
Favourite song: I'm the World's Greatest by R.Kelly
Hobbies: Cleaning up, basketball, drawing, track and
field and practising, learning something new
every day
Idol: My mother
Parents: Icelyn Williams
Sibling: Four sisters Lateka Stubbs, Adriana Oliver,
Cindy Williams and Palette Williams, brother
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BAHAMIAN banker Owen Bethel, president and Chief Executive of the Montague Group and President of Islands of the World fashion Week, poses with Maria and
Paul Bermudez, representatives for Cabana Cachaca (Sponsor). The Islands of Fashion Week will be held on Paradise Island from November 5th to the 8th.

of the


Fashion Week
A UNESCO supported fashion event is
scheduled to take place in the Bahamas
this fall to raise awareness of various
global issues which are impacting small
island states.
"Islands of the World Fashion Week" -
a premiere fashion event which will pre-
miere in Nassau and Paradise Island is
expected to raise awareness of issues
such as the environment, climate change,
poverty alleviation and HIV/AIDS.
The event will showcase the creativity
and cultural diversity of designers from
island nations.
Requirements for designers are a mini-
mum of 20 garments or a complete line
consisting of 50 original pieces.
Special recognition will be given to
designers who incorporate environmen-
tal-friendly elements or global social *
issues and cultural expressions into their
Categories will include couture, pret d
porter, casual, sports and swimwear.
Designers, merchandisers, fashion edi-
tors, fashion enthusiasts and sponsors
are encouraged to participate.
The proceeds from the event will be
donated to the charitable organizations of
YouthAIDS and the Small Island States
"This annual event will be both acall .
and catalyst for change and the creation
of a voice and channel for the.promotion
of cultural diversity and creativity that
exists,in thd islands af his global village,
tre organizers said.

OWEN BETHEL, Dana Zuckerman, Peter Zuckerman of Vogue Magazine and Conde Nast Traveler.

OWEN BETHEL and Allison Adams, a designer from Barbados.

OWEN BETHEL and Lee Rosenbaum (Vice
President, Publishing of the Daily Group,
IMG) at a reception at SET in Miami Beach.

OWEN BETHEL, Kelli Witt (representative of Success and MIA magazines), Doug Gardiner (Atlanta Busi-
ness Journal), and Brynda Knowles, senior fashion consultant and manager of the Beauty Spot.

TOMAS FRENES (Executive Producer), Lisa Fuller, Owen Bethel, Lincoln Pettaway, and Tsvi Katsir.

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