The Tribune
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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: August 9, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
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Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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Volume: 104 No.215 SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2008 PRICE 750

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in blaze

Woman killed

in fire believed


lit by her


Tribune Staff Reporter
A HAITIAN grandmother
died trying to fight a blaze
believed to have bee.t acci-4
dentally lit by her grand-
daughter in the house she ,
shared with her family in Aba-
co on Thursday evening.
Cecelia Moreau, 69, of the
Pigeon Pea community in a ,
Marsh Harbour, was over-
come by smoke from the fire, ,a.
collapsing as her daughter and
four grandchildren fled forA
Police said yesterday that a4.
preliminary investigation had IUL J4
revealed that Ms Moreau's 13-
year-old granddaughter may -- "
have ignited the fire by unin-
tentionally "scratching" a
match under a bed in the east- -
ern bedroom of the woman's .
wooden six-room home as she E
searched for a flashlight.
The grandmother was THE BAHAMAS Olympic team is led by Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie around the arena of the 'Bird's Nest' stadium in Beijing yesterday, during the
opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games. The event was a spectacular one, with tennis ace Mark Knowles (far left) saying: 'In all my many
SEE page eight years, I've never seen anything like it.' SEE SPORTS SECTION FOR FULL STORY

CONCERNS have been
raised regarding the validity of
the "slight" increase in the
national grade point average
.after sceptics suggested that the
move from a D to a D+ in
BGCSE examinations could
simply be the result of "sleight
of hand" tactics by the Ministry
of Education.
According to sources within
the educational field, schools
throughout New Providence
have employed the practice of
limiting the number of exams
that "under-achieving" students
were allowed to take.
While the government's
stance is that every child has a
right to take their BJC and
BGCSE exams, this "discretion"
is often utilised to limit the num-
ber of failing grades that certain
schools would otherwise reap.
"You know that there are
some children who will not get a
passing grade," 'said a senior
teacher with over 30 years in the
field, "regardless of what you
do. So why sit them, for the
exam? It's a waste of their
Beyond this "cherry picking"
for placements, there have been
further reports that this year's
BJC and BGCSE exams were

far "easier" than those of last

Attorney ordered to pay more Flight from New Providence year Of those that were saidto
crash-lands in South Bimini SEE page eight
than $230,000 to three clients A By DENISE MAYCOCK 940pm onThursday. Morton Salt
Tribune Freeport Reporter Mr Rahming said as the air-

Tribune Staff Reporter
ATTORNEY Andrew Thompson was ordered
to pay more than $230,000 to three clients he
admitted wrongfully taking funds from by the
tribunal of the Bahamas Bar Association.
Mr Thompson was suspended from practising
for six months beginning on July 17 when the
cases were heard due to his conduct, according
to the official orders issued by the tribunal.
He has also been given until September 17 to
pay the money or he will be disbarred.
This sum is a part of three orders made by the
tribunal based on three separate claims. Mr
Thompson admitted to the affidavits of the com-
plainants in each of the cases.
Kendrick and Darlesia Ferguson hired Mr
Thompson in relation to the sale of a vacant piece
of land in South Ocean Estates. The complainants
secured a loan with Commonwealth Bank on
SEE page 11

TWO Bahamasair aircraft -
the 4pm and 5pm flights to Nas-
sau waited side by side at
Miami International Airport at
7.10 last night as stewardesses
tried to account for an extra



THE OFFICE of attorney Andrew Thompson.
Mr Thompson was yesterday ordered to pay more
than $230,000 to three clients before September 17.

passenger on the earlier flight.
"All they do is keep counting
and counting," said a passenger
on the 4pm flight, "but they
won't tell us anything and it's
hot. I have been sitting here

since just after 3 o'clock."
He said passengers were told
that the airline would be fined
$20,000 if it took off with an
SEE page eight

Air flight from New Providence
crash-landed on Thursday morn-
ing at South Bimini Airport, slid-
ing 100 feet down the runway
after the landing gear collapsed.
The twin-engine Metro-Liner
aircraft, registered C6ST0900,
was occupied by two crew mem-
bers and 16 passengers.
None was hurt during the inci-
Chief Supt Basil Rahming,
press liaison officer, said the
crash-landing occurred around

craft touched down on the run-
way, the right landing gear col-
lapsed, resulting in the plane
skidding along the tarmac on its
right wing.
The aircraft came to rest 100
feet off the runway in low bush-
es, he said. Passengers safely
evacuated the aircraft.
Mr Rahming said the plane
sustained damage to the right
landing gear and right propeller.
It is not known whether load
was a factor.
The Civil Aviation Depart-
ment in New Providence is
investigating the accident.

THE scandal surrounding a well-known parliamentarian has
been described as a political "earthquake" within his party, as
the fallout for the MP and the resulting impact on his political
future continue to mount.
Earlier this week, The Tribune reported how the MP was
caught in his car with a Jamaican prostitute in front of a popu-
lar local brothel along West Bay Street. At the time, the news
sent shockwaves across the political landscape.
Parliamentarians on both sides of the divide have been fol-
lowing the news intently as the MP's future political career
seems to be coming to a "screeching halt".
According to political sources, the politician reportedly has a
"reputation" for such activity, as it is alleged he often "boasts"
of his escapades when travelling abroad.
SEE page eight

workers go

on strike
Tribune Staff Reporter
* OPERATIONS at Morton
Salt plant in Inagua were shut
down yesterday as workers
went on strike over the compa-
ny's refusal to rehire a termi-
nated union executive and oth-
er outstanding work-related dis-
"The plant is shut down
now," said Jennifer Brown, sec-
retary general of the Bahamas
Industrial Manufacturers and
Allied Workers Union yester-
day. The strike began in the
Glenn Bannister, managing
director at Morton, said in a
statement that the operation
will be shut down until further
"Morton Salt and the
BIMAWU union have been
involved'in a dispute relative to
the dismissal of Mr Ken Rolle.
In accordance with the piovi-
sions of the Industrial Rclations
Act the parties attended con-
ciliations at the Department of
SEE page eight

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SIn brief

Officials find

Straw vendors thank PM


chopped ashfor Bay Street site decision

ered the cockpit voice recorder
from the wreckage of a heli-
copter that crashed after pick-
ing up firefighters in a Northern
California forest, killing nine
people, officials said Friday,
according to Associated Press.
The recorder is bound for the
National Transportation Safety
Board laboratory in Washing-
ton, D.C., where experts were
begin working on it Saturday,
board member Kitty Higgins
"The recorder is in better con-
dition than we hoped given the
condition of the crash site," Hig-
gins said at a news conference
in Redding, about 40 miles
southeast of where the heli-
copter went down Tuesday
The Sikorsky S-61N was fer-
rying 10 firefighters, two pilots
and a U.S. Forest Service
employee when it crashed after
takeoff in the Shasta-Trinity
National Forest. Four of those
aboard were rescued and taken
to hospitals.
Witnesses told investigators
that the helicopter was moving
more slowly than normal after
liftoff and struck a tree before
crashing to the ground.
The aircraft came to rest on
its left side about 150 yards from
its takeoff site and then
"quickly filled with very dense,
thick black smoke," Higgins


STRAW vendors yesterday publicly
thanked Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham and the FNM government for the
recent decision to rebuild the straw
market on its original site on Bay Street
in due time.
The Straw Vendors and Woodcarvers
Coalition yesterday said that the prime
minister also promised that a small
group of vendors will be appointed to
the planning committee responsible for
creating a plan for the new market.
"The prime minister assured us that it
was never the government's intention
to move the market from Bay Street
and that the market will be rebuilt on
the old site, sooner rather than later."
Speaking at a press conference at the
straw market yesterday morning, Tela-
tor Strachan, president of the Straw
Vendors and Woodcarvers Coalition,
said that the vendors are grateful to
the government for making this deci-
"We are now satisfied that the prime
minister is cognizant of the urgency of
rebuilding the straw market and doing
so on the original site on Bay Street,"
she said.
Just months ago, the then Minister of
Works, Earl Deveaux, requested plans
for the original straw market site to be
converted into a green space.
However, vendors were displeased
with this decision and as a result formed
their current coalition.
In a meeting with the prime minister
on Tuesday, Ms Strachan said that she

along with other members of the Coali-
tion were able to speak with Mr Ingra-
ham about specific concerns.
Ms Strachan said that the main issue
discussed was that of the future home
of the straw market.
According to the Coalition, the straw
market needs to remain on Bay Street
because it has historical, institutional,

cultural, social and economic signifi-
Ms Strachan said that the vendors
are looking forward to meeting with
Minister of Works Neko Grant, who
chairs the planning committee.
Although no specific timeline has
been announced for the construction
of the new straw market, Ms Strachan

said she is confident that the prime
minister will keep his word.
She added that the Coalition will not.
rest until the market is restored to its
original location.
The government has also commit-
ted to spend $200,000 in repairing the
tent which currently houses the straw
market, the Coalition said.

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Tribune Staff Reporter

PARADISE Island's exclu-
sive One and Only Ocean
Club has been ranked as the
number one hotel in the
Caribbean by readers of the
United States-based Travel +
Leisure magazine, beating
luxury resorts all over the
Moving up 20 places from
its position last year, the



resort was also one of only
two in the Caribbean region
to make it into the top 100
hotels worldwide. It also
ranked 14th out of 20 in the
"Hotels: Spas" category.
However, in what could be
interpreted as not so positive
news, the Bahamas was beat-
en by Jamaica in terms of the
total number of resorts recog-
nised in the rankings, contin-
uing a trend established over
the last few years.
Jamaica had five properties
in the top 25, with its "Cou-
ples Swept Away" resort
being the most popular, while
the Ocean Club was the only
Bahamian resort recognized.
Data was collected by Trav-
el + Leisure in association
with Harris Interactive
between January 16, 2008 and
March 22, 2008. According to
the magazine, "responses
from any identified travel-
industry professionals who
completed the survey were
eliminated from the final tal-

Hotels were ranked accord-
ing to the quality of their
rooms, facilities, location, ser-
vice, restaurants and dollar
While its name might sug-
gest otherwise, the "One and
Only" brand also has resorts
in Mexico, Mauritius, Dubai
and the Maldives. However,
of all these, only the
Bahamas' Ocean Club was
recognized by the magazine
The Ocean Club has
received some high profile
publicity in recent times due
particularly to the 2006 James
Bond movie "Casino
Royale", which was partly set
on the property, and the wed-
ding of golfer Greg Norman
and ex-tennis star Chris Evert
at the resort last month.
Their wedding was
rumoured to have cost
around $2 million. Nightly
rates at the Ocean Club range
from $585 for a room to
$10,000 for a four- bedroom


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Pinder: A trade union

Man, 27, arraigned

has greater responsibility on firearm, drug

than a prime minister

possession charges

Tribune Staff Reporter
A TRADE union has greater
power and responsibility than
a prime minister, said Bahamas
Public Service Union (BPSU)
president John Pinder yester-
day, claiming that he "does not
need front-line politics".
Mr Pinder was responding to
claims made by some of his
opponents in the upcoming
BPSU election that he is having
a "love affair" with the FNM
government which is compro-
mising his ability to serve has
head of the union.
Some of his opponents -
Michael Stubbs, Sloane Smith
and Derrick Ferguson, who will
be running for president, vice-
president and secretary general,
respectively have said that Mr
Pinder proved his allegiance
with the FNM when he alleged-
ly declared his interest in run-
ning against MP for Fox Hill
Fred Mitchell in the last elec-
Mr Pinder, who hopes to
keep his position in the Sep-
tember election, said: "I am
quite comfortable as president
of the union. As president I
don't have a boss, only the peo-
ple are my boss. When you are
in politics, the prime minister
of the country becomes your
"This level of politics in my
estimation is higher than the
government because I have a
constituency in every part of the
Bahamas. As a politician or a
member of parliament you have
one. As a minister you have one
ministry," he said.
He stated that there have
been more industrial actions
against the government under
the FNM than under the PLP.
"You do the math," he said.
As for having expressed an
interest in running in Fox Hill,
Mr Pinder said: "I never said
that. Fred Mitchell made a
statement in the House of
Assembly about me and I said if

BPSU boss responds to

claims made by opponents

in upcoming election

he makes that statement about
me one more time I will see that
he is unseated in Fox Hill. I nev-
er said I would run against
However, in July Mr Pinder
told The Tribune that he does
think he has a "contribution"
to make to politics, and that "if
it's God's will, (he'll) go for it."
The "Eagle Team", as the
Stubbs, Smith and Ferguson
group have dubbed themselves,
criticised Mr Pinder earlier this
week for announcing multi-mil-
lion dollar renovation and
expansion plans for the BPSU

hall at a time when the union's
medical plan is not accepted by
some institutions and doctors
due to financial problems.
They claimed that in declar-
ing the plans on July 31 less
than two months before the
election Mr Pinder was mak-
ing a "last ditch effort to swing"
the polls in his favour.
Mr Pinder yesterday'said that
the announcement was made at
that time when the executive
team wanted to get the ball
rolling on the project.
It is hoped that renovations
will to some extent be complet-
ed in time for the union's 50th
anniversary next year.
.He said that the funds for the
project "wouldn't be coming
from anywhere other than a
mortgage" and denied that
there are major problems with
the union's medical plan.
"It's in good standing," he
said, adding that the plan is the
cheapest in the country.
However, he admitted that it
is not accepted by some doctors
because they want t-o be paid
within 14 days, while the union
aims to pay its claims within six
to eight weeks.
"We're trying our best to
operate it without having to
increase the premiums at this
time. As soon as we find it fea-
sible we'll then go ahead and
make a little increase on the
premiums," he said.
Mr Pinder said that it is "so
sad that those who are on the
outside have no knowledge of
what is going on, who aren't try-
ing to get knowledge, but just to
get some political mileage are
tearing down the organisation
that they wish to head."


THE man who reportedly led
police on a high speed chase in
the Englerston area earlier this
week was arraigned in a Magis-
trate's Court yesterday.
Tarino Moss, 27, of East
Street, appeared before Magis-
trate Susan Sylvester at Court
11, Nassau Street, on a long list
of charges including drug and
weapons possession.
Moss, whose right arm was in
a cast and sling, was represent-
ed by attorney Damien Gomez
According to court dockets,
Moss was found in possession
of a quantity of cocaine and a
quantity of marijuana with the
intent to supply.
According to Inspector Ann-
Marie Neely, sometime around
8.30am on Tuesday, mobile
police spotted a blue Mercedes
Benz with two male occupants
travelling the wrong way south
on Horse Shoe Drive. Police
pursued the vehicle onto Miami
Street where it struck a female
pedestrian, dragging her sever-
al feet. Shots were fired as the
driver exited the vehicle and
ran into a nearby residence.
Police followed a trail of blood
into the house and there seized
the accused who had a cut to
his right hand. Police reported-
ly found a quantity of marijuana
and cocaine on the accused as
well as $377. A scale was also
found. According to Inspector
Neely Moss,.the accused was
found in possession of nine
grams of cocaine and eight
ounces of marijuana.
Moss' attorney Roger Gomez
Jr said that his client is
employed in the construction
business with his brother. Mr
Gomez claimed that the
accused had resorted to mari-
juana use and experimenting
with cocaine for depression
because the mother of his child
was stressing him out. Moss
accepted the facts but denied

that police found a scale. He
pleaded guilty to the cocaine
possession charge and guilty to
simple possession on the mari-
juana charge.
It was revealed that Moss had
two previous drug convictions.
Magistrate Sylvester noted that
Moss served 18 months in
prison in 2003 and nine months
in 2004, both for possession of
dangerous drugs with the intent
to supply.
Perusing the record of the
police interview, Magistrate
Sylvester noted that Moss had
told officers that he intended to
sell the marijuana and did not
simply have it for his personal
use as he had claimed.
Magistrate Sylvester sen-
tenced Moss to 12 months in
prison on each count. The sen-
tences are to run concurrently.
Police have charged Moss
with possession of a firearm
with the intent to endanger the
life of Corporal 2512 Johnson

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and Constable 574 Hanna.
Police said that Moss on
August 5 was also found in pos-
session of an unlicensed black
Glock pistol, four live rounds
of 9mm ammunition and pos-
session of a Glock 9mm pistol
with the intent to endanger the
life of Constable Hanna.
Moss was not required to
plead to the charges.
Magistrate Sylvester
informed him that the matters
would proceed by way of a pre-
liminary inquiry.
Prosecutor Inspector Ann-
Marie Neely objected to bail.
She also told the court that
Moss has previous convictions
and cited the seriousness of the
Inspector Neely also claimed
that Moss could be a flight risk
if released on bail.
Magistrate Sylvester said that
bail with respect to those mat-
ters are moot and the case has
been adjourned to January 19.

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PLP holds memorial

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PLP LEADER Perry Christie and St Thomas More MP Frank Smith view the body of Jane Rolle Major...

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THE Progressive Liberal Party yesterday held
a memorial service at its party headquarters, the
Sir Lynden Pindling Centre, for one of its stalwart
councilors, Jane Rolle Major.
"Miss Jane", as she was affectionately known
and who hailed from Rolleville Exuma, was a
lifelong loyal and devoted supporter and was
lauded by the PLP leader Perry Christie as a true
believer in the principles of the PLP.
Party chair Glenys Hanna-Martin spoke of Ms
Jane's "trans-generational support", beginning
with the strong support she gave to party mem-
bers including Arthur Hanna.

Frank Smith, MP for St Thomas More, spoke
about the vision that Ms Jane had and how she
worked tirelessly for her community and her
Mr Smith also said that he will ensure that her
vision for the children of Kemp Road and the
entire Bahamas does not die with her.
Sharlyn Smith spoke of Ms Major as a caring
matriarch and a God-fearing example for young
Bahamian mothers.
She expressed her sincere gratitude for the way
Ms Jane opened her heart and home to her hus-
band and herself.

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BEIJING (AP) Once-reclusive China com-
mandeered the world stage Friday, celebrating its
first-time role as Olympic host with a stunning dis-
play of pageantry and pyrotechnics to open a
Summer Games unrivaled for its mix of prob-
lems and promise.
Now ascendant as a global power, China wel-
comed scores of world leaders to an opening cer-
emony watched by 91,000 people at the eye-
catching National Stadium and a potential audi-
ence of 4 billion worldwide. It was depicted as the
largest, costliest extravaganza in Olympic history,
bookended by barrages of some 30,000 fireworks.
To the beat of sparkling explosions, the crowd
counted down the final seconds before the show
began. A sea of drummers 2,008 in all -
pounded out rhythms with their hands, then acro-
. bats on wires gently wafted down into the stadi-
um as rockets shot up into the night sky from its
President Bush and Russian Prime Minister
Vladimir Putin were among the glittering roster
of notables who watched China make this bold
declaration that it had arrived. Bush, rebuked
by China after he raised human-rights concerns
this week, is the first U.S. president to attend an
Olympics on foreign soil.
Already an economic juggernaut, China is giv-
en a good chance of overtaking the U.S. atop
the gold-medal standings with its legions of ath-
letes trained intensely since childhood. One dra-
matic showdown will be in women's gymnastics,
where the U.S. and Chinese teams are co-
favourites; in the pool, Chinese divers and U.S.
swimmers are expected to dominate.
The run-up to the games had epic story lines -
China investing $40 billion to build the needed
infrastructure, reeling from a catastrophic earth-
quake in Sichuan province in May, struggling
right up to Friday to diminish Beijing's stubborn
smog. China's detentions of political activists, its
crackdown on uprisings in Tibet and its econom-
ic ties to Sudan home of the war-torn Darfur
region fueled relentless criticisms from human
rights groups and calls for an Olympic boycott.
Second-guessed for awarding the games to
Beijing, the International Olympic Committee
stood firmly by its decision. It was time, the com-
mittee said, to bring the games to the homeland of
1.3 billion people, a fifth of humanity.
The games, said IOC President Jacques Rogge,
"are a chance for the rest of the world to discov-
er what China really is."
The story presented in Friday's ceremony
sought to distill 5,000 years of Chinese history
featuring everything from the Great Wall to
opera puppets to astronauts, and highlighting
achievements in art, music and science. Roughly
15,000 people were in the cast, all under the direc-
tion of Zhang Yimou, whose early films often
ran afoul of government censors for their blunt

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portrayals of China's problems.
He produced some majestic and ethereal
imagery at one point a huge, translucent globe
emerged from the stadium floor, and acrobats
floated magically around it to the accompani-
ment of the games' theme song, "One World,
One Dream."
The show's script steered clear of modem pol-
itics there were no references to Chairman
Mao and the class struggle, nor to the more recent
conflicts and controversies. The ceremony was
taped for broadcast 12 hours later in the United
A record 204 delegations were set to parade
their athletes through the stadium superstars
such as basketball idols Kobe Bryant and Yao
Ming, as well as plucky underdogs from Iraq,
Afghanistan and other embattled lands. The
nations were marching not in the traditional
alphabetical order but in a sequence based on
the number of strokes it takes to write their names
in Chinese. The exceptions were Greece, birth-
place of the Olympics, which was given its tradi-
tional place at the start, and the 639-member
Chinese team, which lined up last with Yao as its
Athletes from Japan, an old foe and current
economic rival of Cinna, were greeted coolly by
the crowd even though they waved tiny Chinese
flags. But cheers erupted for the next delegation,
Taiwan, which China considers a breakaway
province that should reunite with the mainland.
' The U.S. team second-largest after China's
with nearly 600 members was welcomed loud-
ly, with many in the crowd recognizing the bas-
ketball stars who brought up the rear. Bush'rose
from his VIP seat to wave at the athletes, nattily
dressed in white trousers, blue blazers and white
The American flag-bearer was 1500-meter run-
ner Lopez Lomong, one of the Lost Boys of
Sudan, who spent a decade of his youth in a
refugee camp in Kenya. He's a member of the
Team Darfur coalition, representing athletes
opposed to China's support for Sudan. On Friday
he avoided any criticism and said the Chinese
"have been great putting all these things togeth-
By all indications most Chinese have embraced
the games.
To their eyes, the omens were good. The cer-
emony began at 8 p.m. on the eighth day of the
eighth month of 2008 auspicious in a country
where eight is the luckiest number.
"It not easy to meet with such a date," said
Wang Wei, secretary general of Beijing Orga-
nizing Committee. "Hopefully this lucky day will
bring luck."
(This article was written by
David Crary of the AP).

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registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
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NOTICE is hereby given that ROSELINE LISSAINT of
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a cit izen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
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refinery, Fleming has to be kid,
ding the transshipment busi-
ness is extremely profitable now
and for the foreseeable future.
By the way VOPAK needs to be
required immediately to clean-
up the environmental degrada-
tion of the old BORCO site, in
summary clean up the site from
the massive oil spillage on site.
The Government has a detailed
report by a US Engineering firm,
possibly the problem is that
clean-up will cost at least US$40
For health reasons alone the
closeness today of Hawksbill
High and the numerous homes in
close proximity to the
VOPAK/BORCO location sure-
ly for the basic of health reasons
denies any approval for a refin-
ery on that site.
An analysis of this Strategy
Proposal by Fleming seems to
hinge on a mostly unknown
mixed use development in east-
ern Grand Bahama further east
than High Rock by the name of
Boucaan not to much is
known of this proposal, it sur-
faced some years ago connected
with sale of over 6000 acres of
beach-front property, it is said
to propose 4-5 major hotels and
might have gotten the unofficial
nod from the Christie Govern-
ment, but no one knows where

Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham sits
on this.
It is funny that the Fleming
proposal says very, very little as
to economic restructuring of the
Tourism Resort sector of GB,
but it seems they are going to
rely on this Boucaan Project
miles east outside of the Port
down the southern coast past
High Rock. It explains a lot as to
the obvious limitations of their
If Fleming thinks this second
draft of their Strategy Proposal
will compete with what is hap-
pening in or envisaged in The
Dominican Republic Jamaica
- Panama, they certainly are very
short-sighted as this is certainly
no Plan to create a Caribbean
Dubai as they fanfared they,
Fleming, proposed for so many
In recent days for example the
Tunisian Government launched
a massive heavily funded new
Financial Centre proposal in
Morocco there is substantial
resort, very high-end develop-
ments of which one is Kerzner's
"One and Only", and many oth-
ers these are the global com-
peting destinations and with inti-
mate knowledge of these pro-
posals the Fleming Proposal
hardly merits a read, all 93-pages.
Thank you Prime Minister for
making it.so clear as to our Gov-
ernment's position.
August 6,2008.

EDITOR, The Tribune.
OF COURSE the public rela-
tions team of Fleming Family
Partners will be busy over the
coming days promoting their
Governance Sustainability Prof-
itability The Fleming Strategy
for Grand Bahaman Island, revi-
sion 2 (June 29, 2008).
Having actually read all 93
pages of the Proposal, my
absolute conclusion is that The
Fleming Group after all their so-
called 'consultation' with the res-
idents and Licensees have pro-
posed basically nothing new, that
was not proposed previously and
the whole proposal lacks the
excitement that is necessary, and
incredibly does not take into any
consideration the statement of
the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingra-
ham, where he has made it total-
ly clear that his Government, and.
if Mr. Fleming doesn't recognize
Mr. Ingraham is Prime Minister
of The Bahamas, will not recog-
nize or approve any proposal
which saw one owner of all the
shares in The Grand Bahama
Port Authority IDC or a cor-
porate entity which would be the
virtual owner of the franchise of
It is noteworthy that Fleming's
Strategy is totally based on their
acquiring 100 percent of shares in
GBPA Port Group-IDC, not
50 per cent or even 75 per cent
but 100 per cent. There is no
What if Fleming cannot
achieve this ownership level? My
presumption they will be bush-
crack gone to some other global
Dead on arrival might be an
appropriate description, Editor,
for this Strategy Proposal.
Where is the excitement?
Where is the Icon to set Freeport
apart from other alternative des-
tinations? Where is the prover-
bial beef?
How haven't Fleming and
their Advisers not recognize that
it is totally impractical to develop
on the old Grand Bahama
Cement site on LNG Terminal
- if you take the US Regula-
tions of FERG (the Agency
which oversees LNG Plants)
there is absolutely no way for
simply safety reasons that an
LNG plant could be safely devel-
oped on this proposed site.
A low-sulphur Oil Refinery I
laughed when I read this section,
as the stated investment value is
between US$1 billion and US$3
billion. In anyone's language that
is one hell of a spread and poten-
tial difference in investment.
If Mr. Fleming thinks
VOPAK, the new owners of the
old BORCO, will invest in a

Stand tall, Bahamas
EDITOR, The Tribune.
Attached hereto is a poem I wrote a few years ago which is submit-
ted for your consideration for publication. I.thought it wouldAbe good
to share this with my fellow Bahamians at this 35th Independence
anniversary July 10. 2008- when more than ever we have to stand
tall as Bahamians and be proud of our little country.
Stand tall, Bahamas, stand tall
By Baldwin Rigby
At midnight, July 9, 1973, as the Union Jack fell an Aqua, Gold and
Black arose.
As the world watched an 11-year-old boy listened with dirt between
his toes.
As chests swelled with pride, tears rolled and cheers of joy rose
from one and all.
That boy shouted with youthful joy: Stand tall, Bahamas, stand tall!
As the years rolled by and the Bahamas matured and grew to a beau-
tiful land
That little boy left home and learned and matured and grew into a
young man
As our young marines stood tall against the mighty Cuban jefs, bul-
lets and all
That young man shouted with pride: Stand tall, Bahamas, stand
As scandal threatened to bring our government and country to its
knees and shame.
And the world watched and waited for us to fold and lose our good
Our beautiful Bahamas withstood, recovered and rose again to
overcome all.
And that young man whispered with pride: Stand tall, Bahamas,
stand tall!
As years rolled by and our Bahamaland withstood challenges from
within and without
Our people show their strength, their resolve and their love for
country without doubt.
That young man now confidently stands tall with Bahamians one and
And shouts for the world to hear: Stand tall, Bahamas, stand tall!
July, 2008.

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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
9TH day of AUGUST 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE is hereby given that SHELDA LISSAINT of
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a cit izen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
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"I vex because Water
and Sewerage have all the
roads out east dig right up.
They need to hurry up with
this pipe installation on
Eastern Road yes you
should improve the quality
of service, but that road
been chap up for too long,
and it's the same thing
about the road in front of
the prison.
"You need to drive in an
SUV or a truck on that
road now because of the
massive trenches they have
hindering traffic. In the
meantime, the water in the
Yamacraw area is still rusty
red!'" ." -
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"I vex at how rude and
biggity some people are. I
went to the shop the other
day and dis no manners
woman push me out the
way, clear as day, and
couldn't bother to say
excuse me. I was about to
say something to her but I
think the Lord mussie hol'
my tongue. Then when I
went to the register to
check out, the cashier hav-
ing big conversation with
the packing boy. When she
find the time to ring up my
things, she had the gall to
make up her face at my
groceries. By the I made
my face out of that shop I
was so hot."
Frustrated in Nassau
"I vex at how people
treat so-called jonsers. I
think too many people for-
get that they are people
too, people who are down
on their luck, and have hit
rock bottom. Yes they may
be on drugs, but some of
them have mental disorders
that they can't control. Life
is so unpredictable, so you
never know when you
might be the one whose life
has crumbled. So next time
you see someone on the.
side of the road, think of
how you would feel in their
shoes instead of laughing
at disadvantaged people."
Empathetic Woman,
"I vex because it's too
hot on this island, but with
the intense traffic I am
always stuck in my car for
hours and I don't enough
money blast the a/c in my
car all day. I wish people
who don't have anywhere
to go would stay off the
"And I also want to say
we need renewable energy
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group of youth leaders has
committed itself to "reversing
the crime record in youth vio-
lence" in Grand Bahama.
Culture Movement an
organisation comprised of
young adults committed to
having a positive influence on
the lives of other young peo-
ple has announced plans for
an upcoming youth event.
Mark Winder and Marcia
Roberts, founders of Culture
Movement, said "City Fest-
Changing a Nation" will be
held from August 13-15 at the
St Georges High School audi-
"We expect renewed pur-
pose, hope, and positive lead-
ership among students
throughout our schools and in

the communities that are nor-
mally plagued with violence,"
Mr Winder said.
"We expect young people
to leave City Fest with the
expectation of a great future;
to become achievers to set
goals and to dream big."
The event will bring promi-
nent youth and community
leaders together in an effort to
bring about change in the
youth culture of Grand
Minister of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing is
expected to be the featured
guest speaker at the opening
ceremony on August 13 at
Other featured speakers for
the event include Carlos Reid,
president of Youth Against
Violence in New Providence;
Val Johnson, founder of "I
Am Somebody" in Grand
Bahama; Winslow Johnson,
founder of 228 Generation in

New Providence, and Allison
Levarity, manager of Fidelity
Bank in Grand Bahama.
Musical artists such as
Cranston McDonald, presi-
-dent and managing director
of CC Production; Monty G,
president of Lion of Judah
Sounds in Grand Bahama and
Florida; Mr Lynx, president
of Zion-I Entertainment, are
also expected to attend.
The event activities will
begin nightly at 7pm and day
sessions will be held on
August 14 and 15 from 9am
until 1pm. There is a small
registration fee.
According to a spokesper-
son, participants of the day
sessions will attend a work-
shop to develop their unique
gifts and create interest in spe-
cial trades and commerce.
City Fest is endorsed and
partially supported by the
Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity; the Grand Bahama Chris-

tian Council; Bethel Book-
sellers; the Uniform Factory;
Bahamasair; Fidelity Bank;
Ginn Sur Mer; Bahamas Busi-
ness Solutions; Colombian
Emeralds; BORCO; Ocean
Reef Yacht Club; City Asso-
ciated Enterprises; Living
Water Assembly; Men on the
Move for Christ; Automotive
and Industrial Distributors
(AID); Pepper Pot; Ritchie's
Calypso, and many other
In addition to the City Fest
event, Culture Movement also
plans to launch a motivation-
al magazine that will focus on
empowering Bahamians to
become major stakeholders in
local and international busi-
nesses and humanitarian pro-
jects. The organisation's long
term goal is to collaborate
with other businesses and civic
groups in Grand Bahama to
open a youth leadership cen-

Justice Osadebay sworn in as Court of Appeal's acting president

JUSTICE Emmanuel Osadebay is sworn in as acting president of the Court of Appeal by Governor General Arthur Hanna (right) at Government
House yesterday...
(Photo: Patrick Hanna/BIS)

'We Are

The Future'

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"We Are The Future" event
was a smashing success on
Thursday night, as scores of
young students and recent grad-
uates from various.high schools
came together at the Wyndham
Nassau Resort to speak to polit-
ical and business leaders
throughout the community.
Attending the event was Min-
ister of National Security Tom-
my Turnquest; Minister of
Social Services Loretta Butler-
Turner; Minister of Health
Hubert Minnis; PLP Senator
Michael Halkitis; PLP Chair-
man Glenys Hanna-Martin;
Bahamas Democratic Move-
ment leader Cassius Stuart, and
executive director of the Cham-
ber of Commerce Philip Simon.
The young people who
attended the event had the
opportunity to address the pan-
el and. ask questions pertinent to
their development, not only as
the youth of the nation, but also
as potential voters in the not
too distant future.
Their questions ranged from
the government's stance, on
crime and capital punishment,
to its commitment to the Kyoto
Co-founders Rhyan Elliot
and Deon Gibson expressed a
special thank you to Baha Mar
for generously hosting the event
and also thanked their list of
sponsors and volunteers who
made the event possible.
Additionally, "We Are The
Future" thanked those persons
who turned out in droves to the
event and assured those who
did not have a chance to speak
at their last event that they will
be holding another one before
the end of the year.

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claims or demands against the above-named Estate
are requested to send the same duly certified to the
undersigned on or before the 21st day of August
A.D. 2008

And Notice is hereby also given that at the
expiration of the time above-mentioned the assets of
the deceased will be distributed among the persons
entitled thereto having regard only to the claims
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Culture Movement seeks

to reverse island's 'crime

record in youth violence'





Florida judge rules

in favour of Cubans

in slave case

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A FEDERAL judge ruled Friday in favor of three Cuban
men who claimed in a lawsuit that the communist Castro gov-
ernment forced them to work as virtual slaves at a shipyard on
the island of Curacao, according to Associated Press.
Senior U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King determined
'that the Curacao Drydock Co. failed to meet several court-
imposed deadlines and essentially walked away from the case.
King found in favor of the Cubans by default, leaving only the
issue of damages to be decided.
"The court finds the defendant has abandoned the case by dis-
obeying the court's orders," King wrote in his decision.
The three Cuban men, all now living in the U.S. Alberto
Justo Rodriguez Licea, Fernando Alonso Hernandez and Luis
Alberto Casanova Toledo claimed in the 2006 laws-it that
Cuba forced them and others to work for the Curacao ship-
yard to repay a Cuban debt.
They said they were victims of a conspiracy in which Cuba pro-
vided low-cost, forced labor in return for hard currency des-
perately sought by the communist Havana government.
They said they worked long hours in hellish conditions, had
their passports confiscated and were forced to watch endless
videos of then-Cuban President Fidel Castro's speeches.
The three eventually escaped and were permitted to remain in
the U.S., where Cubans generally are allowed to stay if they
reach dry land.
The Curacao shipyard admitted many of the allegations in
court documents but sought to get the case dismissed on juris-
dictional grounds or have it moved to Curacao, a self-governing
Dutch island in the Lesser Antilles off Venezuela's coast.
When those efforts failed, the shipyard gave up and dismissed
its U.S. legal team. It currently has no U.S. lawyers, and a lawyer
from the old team did not return a telephone call Friday.
"There are undisputed facts of how this absurd forced labor
business was run," said Seth Miles, another attorney for the
Cuban men.
The issue of how much the three Cuban men are due in dam-
ages will be decided at a trial set for Nov. 17. Attorneys for the
three said Friday their damages request from the shipyard would
run well into the millions of dollars.
"They are either going to pay these three men what they owe
them, or they are going to have a difficult if not impossible
time doing business in the United States. We'll make sure of
that," said attorney John Andres Thornton.
Cuba's government, now run by Fidel Castro's brother Raul
Castro, was not part of the case and has never responded to the
slavery allegations. But Tomas Bilbao, executive director of
the nonprofit Cuba Study Group, said the case highlights a
common Cuban practice of sending citizens to work in other
countries as forced laborers.
"We're just talking about three Cuban workers. But they
represent dozens and dozens of workers," Bilbao said. "The
Cuban government treats its workers like a commodity."


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'METHODIST MOMENTS' on each weekday
Your Host: Rev. Phillip A. Stubbs


ly at 6:55 a.n.

1 Septemeber 5-6, 2008 Annual Focaus Event at uueen's
College Primary Hall
Sunday, September 7, 2008 Annual Pulpit Exchange for
the Morning Services
Sunday, Septmeber 7, 2008 Service of Installation of New
Conference Officers at 7:00 a.m.

Grant's Town Wesley Methodist
Barilou Hi Rd & Chapel Sheet) PO.Box CB-13046
The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427

7:00 am: Rev. Charles Sweeting/Sis. Alice Woodside
11:00 am: Bro. Ernest Miller/Sis. Mathilda Woodside
7:00 pm: Sis. Nathalie Thompson/Board of Members-At-Large
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DETROIT LIONS cornerback Dovonte Edwards (33) can't stop New York Giants wide receiver Craphonso Thorpe (5) from getting into the
end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, in Detroit. With three weeks
and counting to go til the start of the new NFL season, Saturday Smile offers advice to all men seeking to watch the action.

Stress free football

renovation project she wants
started (and finished!) with-
in the coming three weeks.
Of course, the grass has
been growing unattended
for months now, and that
slow leak in the bathroom
- well, though it never
seemed to bother her
before, you will find that
anything and everything that
falls under your portfolio of
"household maintenance"
will take on a whole new
urgency. And quickly.
I've heard it mentioned on
more than one occasion that
women are tired of losing
the attention of their signif-
icant others always
around this time of year -
to the most formidable Mis-
tress of them all: Football.
They even have a name
for themselves: Football

Widows. Widows! The
implication being that we
are practically dead to them
for 16 to 19 weeks (if your
team is lucky enough to
make the play-offs! Go

So it would seem, fel-
low football lovers,
the women in our lives have
devised a plan, and this plan
involves you, a paintbrush, a
shovel, and countless trips
to the hardware store.
Forget about running to
the mini-mart for cold beers,
Doritos, and fresh meat for
the grill. If you're lucky,
you'll get to go watch the
highlights on ESPN by mid-
So, with three weeks and
counting to go, here's my
advice to all men who want
to watch actual games in
real time:
When asked to perform a
household chore, do it!
Right away. No questions
Be proactive. If you know
it's broken, fix it.

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Recruit your buddies (and
fellow football lovers) to
help you.
(If they offer resistance,
use their past drunken
escapades as blackmail, if
Remove all trash from
your house 24 hours before
kick-off. (Hey, take out your
neighbour's garbage if nec-
If you have kids, don't be
afraid to use them. (What
child labour laws??!!)
Find a man by the name
of Jean-Jacque, Jean-Claude
or Pierre. He will be entrust-
ed with your lawn for the
next 16 weeks!
Watch Oprah with her to
score brownie points. (Yes,
it's that important!)
If you cannot complete
any of the above I know,
this list is quite ambitious -
your last resort is to inten-
tionally pick a fight, get
kicked out, and find a safe-
house for you and your
drunken buddies to enjoy
the game in peace and quiet.
By the time the season is
over it will be Valentine's
Day, and a dozen roses and
some chocolates pretty
much ensure we'll be right
back in.
Or maybe not.
Remember, everything in
life is subject to "further

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Worsh p So'vic .. ......3 m.
Spanisl' Service .......... a.00 a m.

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FRIDAY at 7:30 p.m.

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Assembly Of God


W ELL, this week
is going to be
short and sweet, as we have
one topic and one topic only
to discuss: This being the
official start of the NFL sea-
Why this topic one may
ask?. It's simple: I have been
swamped with requests from
male friends and listeners to
address what has become a
pattern these past few years.
You see, there is a move-
ment going on among
women who despise the
NFL and the lonely Sundays
it represents to try to
drop some "household
maintenance" bomb on us,
out of nowhere, right before
Yes, guys, if you're not
already aware of this ploy,
be advised that t he beautiful
woman you lay next to,every
night is secretly preparing
to inform you of the paint-
ing she needs done, or the


11:30 ajn. Speaker:

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

Worship Time: 11a.m. & 7p.m.

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

Church School during Worship Service
Place: Twynam Heights
offPrince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev. Henley Perry

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


IS rWay il[nW[

Grounded In The Past &
Geared To The Future

Worship time: llam & 7pm
Sunday School: 9:45am n, (

Prayer time: 6:30pm
The Madeira Shopping
(Next door to CIBC)


Pastor: Rev. Dr Franklin Knowles

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


Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles

Hurricane alert? Red Cross takes

more steps to spring into action

THE Bahamas Red Cross is
wasting no time in developing
its disaster preparedness plan,
and this week the organisation
took further steps to ensure it is
ready to spring into action in
the event of a hurricane or oth-
er disasters.
Kim Sawyer, senior Red
Cross administrator, said that
even though the Bahamas has
been spared so far during this
year's Atlantic hurricane sea-
son, the Red Cross has part-
nered with other Caribbean dis-
aster relief organizations,
including the French Red Cross,
in establishing a disaster relief
Once it is approved by an
11-member regional group in

Patnr wit other orgaisationst established disaster reT~1IliefII16IRI1[M M a[J n'pllhi

Trinidad, the manual will be
used as a standard guide not
only in the Bahamas, but
throughout the region.
Ms Sawyer said that a region-
al meeting is scheduled to be
held from August 11 through
August 14.
This meeting, she said, will
put the "final stamp of
approval" on the disaster relief
Violaine Saget, French Red
Cross coordinator, said: "We
have implemented training pro-
grammes in Guyana, Belize,
and the Bahamas. We develop
material for the National Inter-

vention Team (NIT) training,
helping to develop Caribbean
The NIT manual serves as a
continually developing guide
which functions at the local and
national level, assisting in
strengthening the Bahamas Red
Cross and is also used in coor-
dinated efforts with the Inter-
national Red Cross.
This week in the Bahamas,
24 local volunteers from Nas-
sau and from many of the Fam-
ily Islands took part in a spe-
cial Red Cross training exer-
The week-long session was

Mount Moriah

children attend

summer camp

GARY BALDWIN walks in the rain produced by tropical storm Edouard in Galveston, Texas, on Tuesday. The
storm was expected to weaken later in the day as it moved west-northwest over Texas...

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MINISTER of National Security and Mount Moriah MP Tommy Turnquest and computer
teacher Vernal Brathwaite (far right) are seen with students who are learning computer

ALMOST 100 children from the Mount
Moriah constituency attended the annual
summer camp organised by Minister of
National Security Tommy Turnquest, the
member of parliament for the area.
The camp was held at the constituency
office on Thompson Boulevard from July 14
through July 25 for students between the
ages of five and 14.
Mr Turnquest has been hosting a summer
camp for the children of the area for over 16
The purpose of the camp, Minister Turn-
quest said, is to demonstrate his commit-
ment to the youth of the nation, while pro-
moting the value of education and hoping
that they are inspired to learn and grow
even more.
Mr Turnquest said that he and the con-
stituency office "are prepared to do their
part to develop in our youth a deep thirst
for knowledge."
"If we are to rebound from the present
educational meltdown in our country, then
we must each play a part.
"We know that there are many children
every summer with little to do, and this is an
opportunity to assist them and their par-

ents. Our camp allows the participants to
spend several hours in a constructive man-
ner every day," he said.
During the summer camp, students were
given computer classes, where they used
the internet to do research and learned how
to give PowerPoint presentations.
There were also dance, arts and craft ses-
sions and Spanish classes.
The children were treated to three field
trips, an island tour to visit historical sites
around Nassau: a visit to Harold and Wilson
Ponds to gain a better understanding of the
environment, and one to Galleria Cinemas
where they watched the movie "Space
There were also informational sessions
with the police from the community rela-
tions department, who spoke to the chil-
dren on public safety .
Keshelle Kerr also talked to the students
about financial planning for children.
Mr Turnquest made special mention of
the time and effort given by the hardwork-
ing team involved in the camp. He said
that they have been responsible for the
smooth and effective operation of the pro-

aimed at teaching the volun-
teers contingency and disaster
planning; information collection
techniques; logistics; shelter
organising techniques; telecom-
munications: health and water
sanitation practices, and learn-
ing how to restore family links
after a disaster.
The session ended with a
simulation exercise that tested

The American Embassy
following position:

participants n the various
response procedures.
"It will be like the real thing,"
Ms Sawyer said. "We hope to
properly train people so they'd
be better equipped to respond
to a disaster."
She explained that a similar
exercise was conducted back in
2004 after Hurricane Jeanne.
Ms Sawyer said she feels that

(AP Photo: Donna McWilliam)

there is still much work to be
done in preparing Bahamians
in the event of a natural disas-
ter. "People should be pre-
pared, they should take advice
as it is given, be aware of weath-
er forecasts so that they'd know
if there is a weather depression.
People need to establish a dis-
aster plan at the family level,"
- she said.

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Application forms are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday
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Attorney ordered to pay more,

than $230,000 to three clients

FROM page one

.hMnuarv 25, 2006, to buy the
lot. The bank issued a $87.980
cheque. which was sent to Mr
I hiompson's chambers.
The attorney, however, nev-
er forwarded the $77,815 in
closing fees to the vendor
involve ed in the sale in order to
close the transaction. The sale
v,as consequently terminated.
"The respondent has failed
to ruiurn the $87,980 or any
paint thereof to the com-
pliinants despite requests for
him to do so," said the order.
His behaviour in this case
\;,,,s described as "improper
conduct inasmuch as it is con-
duct unbefitting a counsel and
attorney" contrary to section
2) of Ihe Legal Profession Act

chapter 64. This charge was
also laid against him in the two
other cases.
He is also ordered to pay
'four per cent interest on the
sum from January 24, 2006. and
$500 for the cost of the pro-
In the case of Waheed
Sadique, formerly known as
Wayde Whylly, the attorney
improperly withheld funds
from him that he should haeQ
received as the executor of his
late father's Clarence Car-
roll, also know as Homer Car-
roll estate. The attorney was
retained to probate the estate.
Mr Thompson gave Mr
Sadique the $164,722.03 from
the Royal Bank to the credit
of his father on March 15, 2007.
However, he did not give him
the $91,090.27 for his father

Search for extra

passenger holds up

Bahamasair flights
FROM page one

unaccounted for passenger on board. He understood that the air-
line had 112 passengers, but a ticket stub was being held for pas-
senger 1l13
He said that it was believed that the missing passenger should
have been on the 5pm flight. but was possibly on their flight -
the 4pm. And so both aircraft were being held.
liHe said it was discovered that an extra passenger was on
boaid when the manifest did not add up to the head count. He
said that an FDA official came on board and told waiting pas-
sengers thai the aircraft could not take off until the extra pas-
senger was identified. However, no passenger answeied the
request to come forward.
Eventually at 7.20pm stewardesses went from passenger (to
pa;senger checking their tickets and boarding passes. Eventu-
ally an elderly Ms Hanna was discovered. It was confirmed
that she should have been on the 5pm flight.
The elderly woman was taken off the 4pm flight and walked
next door to the 5pm flight, which she boarded.
When The Tribune ended its conversation with the passen-
ger on the 4pm flight, aircraft doors were being closed ready for
,ike off back to Nassau.
Said the miffed passenger: "Would you believe it the 5pml tak-
ing off before us!"

from S.'coliahank.
After months of inquiry, the
complainant learned that that
sum was sent to the attorney
on or around August 16, 2006.
"The complainant confront-
ed the respondent about the
matter and the respondent
admitted that he was unable to
disburse the funds to the com-
plainant as he had spent it. The
respondent has never paid the
funds or anMy part thereof to the
complainant," said the order.
Mr Thompson was ordered

to pay $98,522.74, which
includes four per cent interest
from August 16, 2006, plus
$500 for the cost of the pro-
According to a letter Linda
Bullard-Deveaux sent to the
president of the Bar Wayne
Munroe on August 18, 2003,
which was referred to in the
order, Mr Thompson did not
pay the complainant the full
sum of a settlement. He was
representing her in a matter
arising out of an automobile

She said that he settled the
matter without her knowledge
and then did not give her all
of the money she was owed.
Mrs Bullard-Deveaux's affi-
davit revealed that the attor-
ney paid her $30,000 'of the
$65,000 he collected. He owed
her $35,000 plus interest dat-
ing from October 1, 2002,
which he was ordered to pay.
This amounts to $49,815.90.
In this case also, he was
ordered to pay $500 in costs.

Morton Salt workers go on strike

FROM page one

Labour and the matter has been
duly referred to thile Industrial
Tribunal by the minister respon-
:ible for labour," said Mr Ban-
"The company is willing to
accept tile decision of the Indus-
trial Tilibunal. Notwithstanding
that, the union has improperly
embarked upon industrial
action against the company.
"So until the security of the
employees can be guaranteed.
the company in accordance with
its plan in this regard has vol-
untarily determined to cease
operations until further notice.
And that was effective (vester-
During the day's events Sec-
retary-General Ms Brown was
reported to have suffered
injuries. requiring medical treal-
inent, when she was knocked
to the ground by a Morton Salt
pick-up truck in circumstances
which were unclear up to press
timlfred Se Presidente.
Wilfred Seymoiur. President

of the union, also claimed that
union member Ronald Roker
was hit by a vehicle.
Morton Salt has not reinstat-
ed Ken Rolle, the company's
former master electrician and
the union's vice-president, after
lie was fired in May for alleged-
ly reconnecting the power sup-
ply to a resident without the per-
mission of management.
This was after a disconnec-
tion exercise by the company,
according to the union. Morton
Salt supplies power to Inagua.
Morton Salt management,
however, has stated that Mr
Rolle was dismissed for violat-
ing policies laid down by the
company and for violating his
contractt of employment.
The union subsequently held
a strike vote last month which
passed 73 to one but pledged
not to take industrial action until
the meeting with the Labour
Department. This meeting, how-
ever. did not resolve the dispute
and Mr Rolle was not reinstat-

According t
Mr Rolle andL

Grade point average

FROM page one

be far less difficult than the 2007 exams were
English Language, Literature and Mathe-
matics. However, these claims could not be
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Educa-
tion announced the minor improvement in
both the Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC)
and the Bahamlas General Certificale of Sec-
ondaiv Education (BGCSE) examinations.
Minister of Education Carl Betlhel
acknowleIdged the improvement, but cau-
lioneici that the average is not yet at the lev-
el "Ithal we need and earnestly desire to
Also commenting on the results was
Philip Simon, executive director at The
Chamber of Commerce, who said that "an
upward trend is good news."
However, he added: "Education remains.
one of the top priorities and business issues
for the nation. The better educated the
potential workforce. the better able we are to
compete competitively."

employee also had an
"exchange of words", which
Morton Salt management
allegedly attempted to use
against him in this dispute. .-.
The Ministry of Labour last.
week announced that it had }
referred the dispute to the
Industrial Tribunal.
However, BIMAWU mem- i
bers were not happy with this
decision, fearing that it would
prolong the matter.
The BIMAWU also has other
outstanding grievances with
Morton Salt management.
.These include outstanding
vacation pay for workers; work-....
ers who have not received pa.*'
for compassionate leave; work-
ers who have not received back
pay; workers whose wages need
to be adjusted upward, as they
are being improperly paid; and
part-time workers who have not
been regularised.
The Tribune was unable to
reach Labour Minister Dion
Foulkes for comment.
Morton employs about 140

o the BIMAWU, full-time employees, and anoth-
another company er 30 part-time workers.

Fallout for scandal hit MP

FROM page one

Allegedly. during a trip overseas with two othera
MPs, all three men were overheard boasting of how
many prostitutes each had.
Senior party members were shocked that their
colleague would put himself in such a predicament.
They noted that while the party had endured
some degree of sexual scandal in the past, such a
fiasco was totally "unnecessary" for the party at
this time.
According to well-placed party sources, the par-
liamentarian was said to have leadership aspira-
However, sources said this latest travesty had
scuttled any political dreams he may have had.
"He is finished. Where can he go in the party
now? Whenever he opens his mouth they will say, 'Is
this the guy who got caught in front of the whore-
house?' Come on, he is finished," one source said.
Another political contact added: "There is no
coming back from this. It seems as if these guys
can't help from getting themselves into trouble. If
anything, this clears the way for anyone else who one
day wants to lead this party," he said.





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L"Heineken served extra cold, with the intro-
#ai duction of the new and innovative sub zero
-N.coolers. The new coolers chill beer to four
degrees Celsius below zero, the lowest tem-
S. perature a beer can reach before freezing.
,.- : Heineken launched its new sub-zero cam-
1 paign in Nassau in Rawson Square on Thurs-
day afternoon.
Beer in a sub zero fridge is cooled to a
temperature just above the freezing, point of
beer using the most advanced cooling tech
nology. The condenser system guarantees
sufficient cooling capacity and the controlled
airflow and strict temperature control guar-
antees extra cold beer to consumers.
In a hot environment, a frosted layer can
settle on the bottle because of the tempera-
.,ture and humidity difference when it is taken
S 'from a sub zero fridge.
According to Heineken, consumers who
have experienced the beer at sub-zero tem-
peratures are amazed that it is more refresh-
ing, easier to consume and possesses a
more intense and smoother taste.
As part of the sub zero initiative, Heineken
; has also created special advertising which
will air at all events, highlighting the mes-
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AP Military Affairs Writer

Camp Pendleton Marine
sergeant was ordered Friday to
stand trial on charges of
unpremeditated murder and
dereliction of duty in the killing
of an unarmed detainee in Fal-
lujah, Iraq.
Lt. Gen. Samuel Holland
ordered the court-martial of Sgt.
Ryan Weemer after finding
there was sufficient evidence to
send him to trial.
Weemer is one of three cur-
rent and former Marines
accused of breaking rules of
engagement and killing four
men they had captured after a
platoon commander radioed to
ask whether the Iraqis were
"dead yet."
A telephone message left by
for Weemer's attorney, Paul
Hackett, was not immediately
The killings occurred in
November 2004 during the inva-
sion of Fallujah, one of the
fiercest ground battles of the
Iraq war.
The case came to light in
2006, when Weemer volun-
teered details to a U.S. Secret
Service job interviewer during a
polygraph screening that includ-
ed a question about the most
serious crime he had ever com-
Weemer, of Hindsboro, Ill.,
is charged with one count of
murder and six county of dere-
liction of duty encompassing
failure to follow the rules of
engagement in Fallujah and fail-
ing to follow standard operating
procedures for apprehending or
treating detainees or civilian
prisoners of war.
Helland's decision to order
the court-martial follows an
Article 32 hearing, similar to an
evidentiary hearing, where pros-
ecutors argued that Weemer, a
burly 25-year-old honored with
a Purple Heart, should be tried
for unpremeditated murder
because he knew the rules of
engagement forbade harming
anyone in his custody.
During the hearing last
month, prosecutors played a
tape recording of the Secret Ser-
vice interview where Weemer
recounted arguing with his
squadmates about what to do
with the detainees all military-
age males captured in a house
where weapons were also
found. The squad was under
pressure from the platoon to
get moving.
Marine Corps spokesman Lt.
Col. David Griesmer said
Weemer next faces arraignment
on the charges at Camp Pendle-
ton. A date has not been set.
Helland, the commanding
general of the 1st Marine Expe-
ditionary Force and' Marine
Corps Central Command, fol-
lowed the recommendations of
Maj. Glen Hines, the investi-
gating officer, to order the
Weemer's attorney has put
much of the blame on
Weemer's former squad leader,
saying Jose Nazario Jr. escalat-
ed the situation inside the house
by beating one detainee with
the butt of a rifle after the
weapons cache was found.
Nazario, 27, of Riverside, Cal-
ifornia, has been charged with
two counts of voluntary
manslaughter in the killing of
two captives. The former
sergeant, who has pleaded not
guilty to the charges, is sched-
uled to be tried August 19 in
federal court because he has
already completed his military
Another Marine, Sgt. Jer-
maine Nelson, 26, of New York
is slated to be court-martialed in
December on charges of
unpremeditated murder and
dereliction of duty for his role in
the alleged killings.
Although he has not entered
a formal plea in military court,
Nelson's attorney has repeat-
edly said his client was inno-
Nelson and Weemer had
both been jailed in June for con-
tempt of court for refusing to
testify against Nazario before a
federal grand jury believed to

be investigating the case. Both
were released July 3 and
returned to Camp Pendleton.

AP Medical Writer

the AIDS virus be stopped with
gift cards?
Desperate for a way to stop
the escalating spread of HIV
among young gay men, public
health officials are looking to
novel strategies, such as enlist-
ing local gay opinion leaders to
urge their peers to practice safe
Promising signs from such a
project in North Carolina led
the Centers for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention to begin
rolling it out on a broader scale,
to more than 200 community
organizations. The budget is
$1.5 million over a two-year
The idea is to give gift
coupons to popular, influential
men in the gay community and
encourage them to take up con-
dom use, regular HIV testing
and other responsible actions.
It may sound frivolous, but
little else has proven effective
for the men most affected by
the epidemic.
Last week, new figures
showed still-rising HIV infec-
tions in gay and bisexual men,
with about 53 per cent of new
cases in that group. Meanwhile,
HIV rates among injection-drug
users and heterosexuals is
The CDC says it's also com-
mitted $5 million to a five-year
social marketing campaign to
promote HIV testing to young
black gay and bisexual men,
who have been diagnosed with
HIV at especially high rates.
"The CDC is committed to
ensuring that its resources are
going to the populations hardest
hit by the epidemic," said
Richard Wolitski, acting direc-
tor of the CDC's Division of
HIV/AIDS Prevention.
The new approaches are an
encouraging sign of help, but
the funding behind them does-
n't come close to raising pre-
vention spending to the level
most experts say it should be,
said Julie Scofield, executive
director of the National
Alliance of State and Territori-
al AIDS Directors.
"It's a drop in the bucket,"
she said.
Scrutiny of US prevention
efforts increased after the
CDC's release last weekend of
new estimates of annual HIV
infections. The CDC said the
nation had roughly 56,300 new
infections of the AIDS virus in
2006 a dramatic increase from
the 40,000 annual estimate used
for the last dozen years.
The agency acknowledged it
had been undercounting but
said new testing technology
offered a more accurate picture
of trends in the US epidemic.
For example, the new report
found infections are falling
among heterosexuals and injec-

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continue to rise in men who
have sex with men, especially
among blacks.
Advocates have complained
that prevention spending in gen-
eral has been too low, and that
what is spent is not targeted
The CDC's HIV prevention
budget has remained at roughly
$700 million since 2001, while
costs have risen. (That's about
three per cent of what the fed-
eral government spends on
AIDS; much of the rest is on
medicines, health care and
Meanwhile, prevention pro-
grammes that target gays and
bisexuals are scattershot. Even
in progressive cities, these
efforts sometimes amount to lit-
tle more than offers of testing
and free condoms, some experts
Great attention was focused
on the gay community when
AIDS first hit the United States
in the 1980s. But the epidemic
gradually became perceived as a
threat to the general popula-
tion, and some political leaders
have kept the focus away from
gay men, said Leroy Blea, a
Berkeley, California, health offi-
cial who is past president of the
National Association of County
and City Health Officials.
"It's not a very easy popula-
tion to fund," Blea said. "It's

often more politically viable to
fund programs for women and
children and youth.
The CDC's Division of
HIV/AIDS Prevention esti-
mates that about 42 per cent of
its fiscal 2007 funding was tar-
geted at gay and bisexual men.
That translates to about $280
But with 53 per cent of new
HIV infections occurring in
men who have sex with men,
that's not enough, some experts
"At a minimum, we need to
be matching percentages to
where the epidemic is," said
David Holtgrave of Johns Hop-
kins University.
Prevention programmes are
largely funded at the state and
local level, and funding has not
quite kept up on those levels
In California, about 70 per
cent of HIV infections occur in
men who have sex with men,
but about 64 per cent of the
state health budget targeting
HIV is focused on gay and
bisexual males.
Some experts say it's been
hard to find prevention efforts
proven to work, and that's espe-
cially true for black and His-
panic gays, experts said.
Prevention deficiencies
became clear about five years
ago in North Carolina, with an
outbreak of HIV among male

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black colleges.
The North Carolina
ment of Health and
Services tried a program
had been tested in wi
men in London.
With $1 million in
from the CDC, North (
health officials went
nightclubs in Charlotte,
and Greensboro and r
men who were well-lik
socially influential.
These opinion lead
given $100 in gift card
with marketing mate
talk up safe sex. A stud
effort, published in Jun
American Journal of
Health, indicated mo
were practicing safe se:
The research was b
repeated surveys over
about 300 men. It fou
per cent reduction in
tacted anal intercourse
2005, and a 40 per cen
tion in the average nu
sexual partners.
The funding ran out
programme ended. And
veys weren't backed up
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impressed enough to
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cities where it can be tr
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Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr reorganises militia

Associated Press Writer

cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered
most of his militiamen to dis-
arm but said Friday he will
maintain elite fighting units to
resist the Americans if a
timetable for the withdrawal of
US troops is not established.
Fighters in the Sunni-led
insurgency, meanwhile, set off a
car bomb at a market in the
northern city of Tal Afar, killing
21 people and wounding
dozens, Iraqi police said. It was
the latest in. a series of deadly
attacks seeking to chip away at
recent security gains.
Al-Sadr's statement read to
worshippers during Friday
prayers in Baghdad's former
militia stronghold of Sadr City -
was in line with details revealed
earlier this week and appeared
to be an extension of plans he
announced in June aimed at
asserting more control over the
"Weapons are to be exclu-
sively in the hands of one group,
the resistance group," while
another group called Momahi-
doun is to focus on social, reli-
gious and community work,
Sadrist cleric Mudhafar al-
Moussawi said.
He said the announcement
was particularly aimed at mem-
bers of al-Sadr's Mahdi Army
militia, which has been blamed
for some of the worst violence
against Am rican troops and
rival Sunni krabs.

Thousands of worshippers
streamed out into the streets
after the Islamic service, burn-
ing an American flag and shout-
ing: "No, no to America. No,
no to occupation."
The cleric has linked the reor-
ganisation of the Mahdi Army
to US-Iraqi negotiations over a
long-term agreement that would
extend the American presence
in Iraq after a UN mandate
expires at the end of the year.
Al-Sadr and his followers want
the deal to include a timeframe
for an American withdrawal
and have warned they may not
suspend operations without
such a clause.
Several cease-fires by al-Sadr
have been key to a sharp
decline in'violence over the past
year, along with a Sunni revolt
against al-Qaida in Iraq and a
US troop buildup. But Ameri-
can officials still consider his
militiamen a threat and have
backed the Iraqi military in
operations to try to oust them
from their power bases in Bagh-
dad and elsewhere in Iraq.
The fighting cells will be
"small and limited" and will
only launch attacks under direct
orders from al-Sadr in case of
"dire necessity," the cleric's
spokesman, Sheik Salah al-
Obeidi, told The Associated
Press in the holy city of Najaf.
He also ruled out attacks on
"Now our stance is to watch
the political developments and
the security agreement. We will
see if there will be a withdraw-

al timetable or not. We will wait
for the results. These cells have
not yet conducted any opera-
tions," he added.
Two Iraqi officials close to
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
have said government and US
negotiators are near an agree-
ment on all American combat
troops leaving Iraq by October
2010, with the last soldiers out
three years after that. The offi-
cials all spoke on condition of
anonymity because the talks
were still under way.
US officials, however, insisted
no dates had been agreed.
"It's premature to say what
the aspiration goals and time
horizons are going to be," and a
date for troop withdrawals will
not be "plucked out of thin air,"
White House press secretary
Dana Perino said, speaking to
reporters in Beijing on iFriday
where President Bush is atteiIl-
ing the Olympics.
Throughout the conflict. Bush
steadfastly refused to accept any
timetable for bringing US
troops home. Last month, how-
ever, Bush and al-Maliji agreed

to set a "general time horizon"
for, ending the US mission.
The car bomb in Tal Afar
exploded by a food market
about 6:30 pm, when the area
was crowded with shoppers,
police said. One official said
Iraqi soldiers had searched the
car at a checkpoint leading to
the market but failed to notice
the explosives.
Two local officials, who spoke
on condition of anonymity
because they weren't authorised
to release the information, gave
the casualty toll as 21 dead and
72 wounded. The US military
confirmed the attack but said
initial reports indicated 15 peo-
ple were killed and 50 wounded.
"I was standing near my cart
when I heard a big explosion
and I felt as if hell was in front
of me," said Hussein Ali, a 15-
year-old food vendor wounded
in the head and legs. "The next
thing I knew I was in the hospi-
tal receiving treatment," he said
from his bed.
Tal Afar, a predominantly
Shiite Turkomen city 260 miles
northwest of Baghdad, also was
hit by a car bombing July 16
that killed at least 18 people,
including seven children.
US-Iraqi military operations
are currently under way pursu-
ing al-Oaida in Iraq fighters and
other insurgents in Mosul and
elsewhere in the north.
Ethnic tensions also have
been rising between Turkomen,
Arabs and Kurds in that region
over the status of the oil city of

. Kurdish leader Massoud al-
Barzani visited Kirkuk on Fri-
day and called for the rival fac-
tions "to have an open dia-
logue" to resolve their dis-
agreement over sharing control
of the city.
His appeal came two days
after the dispute blocked pas-
sage of a provincial elections
law, casting doubt on whether
US-backed balloting can be
held this yearin Iraq's 18
provinces. The bill failed
because the sides were unable
to come to agree on a power-
sharing deal for the region
around Kirkuk, the center of
Iraq's northern oil fields.
Kurds consider Kirkuk their
ancestral capital and want to
incorporate it into their self-,
ruled region in the north Most
Arabs and Turkomen want
Kirkuk to remain under central
government control.
In Washington, the State
Department expressed irrita-
tion that the parliament had
gone into summer recess with-
out having reached a compro-
mise on the matter.
"The status of Kirkuk is
indeed a sensitive issue that
needs to be addressed in a seri-
ous fashion, but it is an issue
that cannot be solved through
the legislative mechanism of the
election law," spokesman Gon-
zalo Gallegos said. "The elec-
tion law should not be held
hostage to that problem."
Associated Press writer Saad
Abddul-Kadir contributed to this

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elderly woman convicted of
killing het 85-year-old ex-
boyfriend because she thought
he was seeing another woman
.. : was granted a new trial Friday,
.. more than two years after she
was sentenced to life in prison.
A jury convicted Lena
"-'. Driskell of killing Herman
Winslow in 2005 at the Atlanta
assisted living home where they
had both lived, but her new
attorneys argued that her
defense team was ineffective.
Fulton County Superior
Court Judge Ural Glanville
agreed, saying Driskell's previ-
ous lawyers didn't object to key
testimony and didn't press for a
charge of manslaughter, which
carries a lesser sentence.
Police said Driskell, who was
78 at the time, was enraged that
her yearlong relationship with
, .- l Winslow had ended and that he
was seeing another woman.
Dressed in a hairnet, bathrobe
and slippers, she confronted
S) o Winslow with an antique hand-
gun and fired up to four times,
/ I prosecutors say.
{ "I did it and I'd do it again!"
Driskell was quoted as yelling to
S o the officers who arrived at the
IJ home.
At her 2006 trial, Driskell's
". attorneys acknowledged she
d shot Winslow, but argued that
she was not guilty on grounds of
.. insanity. They contended that
she snapped because she
thought Winslow had been
cheating on him when in fact
orically he was likely taking a nap.
"There is no other woman,"
Depart- defense attorney Deborah
Human Poole said during the trial. "Mr.
nme that Winslow was 85 years old."
white gay A jury deliberated for just
two hours before convicting
fuAding Driskell on charges of malice
Carolina murder, felony murder, aggra-
to gay vated assault and possession of
Raleigh a firearm. Since then, new
ecruited lawyers have scrutinized the
ked and court record and pressed for a
,,new trial. . ..
ors were Driskell's family and legal
Is, along staff were relieved by the ruling,
rials, to which they said gives the 81-
ly of the year-old great-great-grand-
ne in the mother a second chance. A
Public bond hearing for Driskell is
ire men scheduled for later this month,
x. and a new trial could begin as
ased on early as September.
time of "She has never been in any
nd a 32 trouble besides this. That does-
unpro- n't mean she didn't do what was
e during alleged," said Phaedra Parks,
t reduc- Driskell's attorney. "But she
mber of didn't get a fair trial. And every-
one has a right to a fair trial."
and the The victim's family was infu-
I the sur- riated by the decision.
by HIV "I'd like to see her come out
of there in a hearse," said
ils are Horace Winslow, Winslow's
package son. "That's the way she should
g other come out there. Dead. You
ied. The know, not that we hate her or
activists anything. I hold no animosity
start in a against her. But she took my
aid. dad's life."



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JOHN ESPOSITO ilerti. president ol Bacardi United States, talks with
Franl Comrnio, executive vice-president of Bahamas Hotel Association..

SHOWN (1-r) are Francisco Carrera-Jutiz, former president of the Bacardi and Company Ltd, Olga Culmer, vice-president for finance for Bacardi and
Company Ltd, Kimani Smith, retail operations at Bristol Wine and Spirits, Yvette Sands, vice-president of researckiand quality control of Bacardi and
Company Ltd, Andy Fowler, vice-president for administration for Bacardi and Company Ltd, Eddie Gardiner, vice-president of sales and marketing of
Bristol Wine and Spirits, David Claffy, Bacardi country manager, Troy Aquiza, blender in the rum plant of Bacardi and Company Ltd, William
Ramos, Bacardi brand ambassador, Eriberto Cuevas, Caribbean sales director of the Bacardi Corporation, Puerto Rico, and Maggie Matias, vice-pres-
ident of the Bacardi Corporation, Puerto Rico...

Bacardi opens first-of-its-kind

retail store on Bay Street

BACARDI last week offi-
cially opened its first-of-its-kind
retail store on Bay Street,
where customers can purchase
the Bacardi portfolio of spirits
and brand items not sold at any
other retail outlet.
The store, owned and oper-
ated by Bacardi's Nassau based
distributor Bristol Group of
Companies Ltd, is part of the
company's commitment to the
revitialisation 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 open-
ing 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 international store,
we're confident this store will
serve as a 'gateway' to the east
end of Bay Street," said Juan
Bacardi, owner of Bristol
Group of companies.
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
"The Bacardi store, just steps
away from the cruise ship port
and historic Straw Market, is
expected to bring new excite-
ment to the tourist district of
Bay Street which is currently
experiencing a revitalisation
effort," the company said in a
news release.
The concept store, a red
two-storey building, features
the Bacardi name and the
trademark bat on the outidc
The selection inside \1ill
include both spirits and accc.--
sories from Grey Goose %od-
ka, Bombay Sapphire gin,
.Dewar's Scotch whiske\.
Cazadores tequila and oiher
Bacardi-owned brands.




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JOAQUIN BACARDI (far left), president of the Bacardi Corporation, talks with Frank Comito (centre), executive vice-president of the Bahamas Hotel Association, and Eddie Gardiner,
vice-president of sales and marketing of Bristol Wine and Spirits...



JOHN ESPOSITO (left), president of Bacardi United States, talks withV
Patricia Neil, vice-president of corporate communication at Bacardi... i

SHOWN (1-r) are Charles Farquharson, vice-president of Bacardi and Company Ltd, Rufus Johnson, Bacardi region manager, Andy Fowler,
vice-president for administration for Bacardi and Company Ltd, and Chris Frye, executive vice-president of Bristol Wine and Spi it...





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-. .. who performed the honour of cutting the ribbon at the official opening of the new
the Breast Centre at the Centreville Medical Pavilion, Collins Avenue, is flanked by her husband, US
Ambassador to the Bahamas Ned Siegel, and consultant cardiologist Dr Conville Brown, CEO of the
Breast Centre. Mrs Siegel, herself a breast cancer survivor, also gave remarks on the Bahamas Breast
-Cancer Initiative that she co-founded with her husband, Ambassador Siegel.

PROFESSOR KAROL SIKORA (centre) presents a copy of his most recent text book "The Treat-
ment of Cancer" to Professor Arthur Porter. The book is in its 5th edition and is co-edited by Pro-
-fessors Pat Price and Tim Illidge, and is the major text book for cancer in the United Kingdom.
Standing next to Professor Sikora is cardiologist and founder of the Breast Centre, Dr Conville
Brown. Professor Karol Sikora taught Professor Porter as his intern in training some 34 years ago
at Cambridge University, London, England.

DR HUBERT MINNIS, Minister of Health, officially opened the latest addition to the Centreville Medical
Pavilion and its Cancer and Imaging Centres in the new state-of-the-art Breast Centre. Minister Minnis
said that breast cancer is the most common cancer seen in Bahamian women and that very aggressive
breast cancer is being seen in younger women under the age of 40. In photo, Dr Tharakesh Kumar
(seated), radiologist of the Breast Centre, shows Dr Minnis the significant differences and improvement
in image quality and clarity between analog and digital mammography. Dr Convilie Brown; Dorothea
Hall, the Breast Ceritre's breast imaging technologist, and Professor Arthur Porter look on attentively.

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and Mrs
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ville Medical Pavilion; Dr Corrine Sin Quee-Brown, paediatric haematologist-oncologist; Professor Karol
Sikora, world-renowned medical oncologist from the Hammersmith Hospital, London, England;
Stephanie Siegel; Professor Arthur Porter; Dr Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health; US Ambassador to the
Bahamas Ned Siegel, Pamela Porter and Dr Conville Brown.

(L-R) PAUL MAJOR, former CEO of Bahamasair and now business consultant to Dr Conville
Brown; Stephanie Siegel; US Ambassador Ned Siegel, and Dr Kirt Culmer, general practitioner and
Medical Director at Bahama Health.
;p-- rprj managing director of
the Cancer Centre and Chief
Executive Officer of the McGill
,.University Health Centre; Dr Eliz-
abeth Darville of Fourth Terrace
.... Diagnostic Centre; Conville
,Stephan Brown, son of Dr
Conville Brown who wishes to
pursue medicine; Beverley
Spencer, research fellow of the
UWI Medical School, Bahamas
Campus, and Dr Robin Roberts,
urologist, prostate cancer spe-
cialist and director of the Cancer
Centre, all share a light moment
outside of the Breast Centre
; ; after its official opening.



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Senior Sports Reporter
BEIJING, China: The open-
ing ceremony of the 2008
Olympic Games may have
been overlong, but watching
performance after perfor-
mance, one couldn't help but
think it will be one long
Historic in nature in the fact
that it was staged in the mag-
nificent National Stadium,
known as the "Bird's Nest,"
the performances were breath-
taking from start to finish.'
Touring tennis pro Mark
Knowles, who has the distinc-
tion of being the only male
member of the team with five
Olympic appearances, said:


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FIREWORKS EXPLODE over the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, during the opening
ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics in Beijing, China Friday, Aug 8, 2008.

"In all many years, I've never
seen anything like it."
Prior to going to the cere-
monies, swimmer Alana Dil-
lette, who is making her debut,
said she was waiting to see
what the Chinese had to offer
because there was so much
talk about it.
Last night, the Chinese
delivered a stunning A-plus
performance from dancing to
aerial displays that brought the
past to the present and even
ventured into the future.
With this expected to be her
fourth and final Olympic expe-
rience, sprinter Debbie Fer-
guson-McKenzie was appoint-
ed by the newly elected offi-
cers of the Bahamas Olympic
Association to be the flag
bearer during the ceremonies.
Smartly dressed in a white
skirt, aqua jacket and gold
scarf, Ferguson-McKenzie
proudly led a 32-member
Bahamian contingent into the
stadium as they paraded as the

42nd out of 204 participating
As they marched out behind
Bahrain and just ahead of
Panama, among those follow-
ing Ferguson-McKenzie in the
next row was veteran long
jumper Jackie Edwards.
After making it to Beijing
following the controversy that
saw her excluded from the
team by the immediate past
executives, Edwards got here
and settled in so that she could
take her walk with the others
in the event.
Also included on the line
were sprinters Chandra Stur-
rup and javelin thrower Lav-
ern Eve, who could also be
competing in their final
Olympiad. Rising young star
Sheniqua Ferguson, who will
be making her debut, was also
As were the entire swim-
ming team, inclusive of Ari-
anna Vanderpool-Wallace,
Alana Dillette, Vereance Bur-

rows, Jeremy Knowles, coach
Andy Knowles and manager
Kathryn Dillette.
All of the male athletes, with
the exception of Chris 'Bay'
Brown, Leevan 'Superman'
Sands and Shamar Sands, who
have not yet arrived in the
Games Village, were in the
Bahamian contingent that also
featured the tennis team of
Knowles and Devin Mullings,
coach John Farrington and
manager Edith Powell.
For the first time in quite a
while, the athletes were show-
cased at the front, along with
Chef de Mission Vincent Wal-
lace-Whitfield. It was an issue
that the athletes reportedly
lobbied for and the manage-
ment team agreed too without
any reservations. .
Now that the games are offi- ,
cially underway, the athletes
are getting ready for 17 intense
days of competition that will
start on Sunday with swim-
ming and tennis.

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or inmpic Games

MARK KNOWLES IN BEIJING the tennis ace said Devin Mullings is the
X-factor in their match-up with the Bryans.

Knowles and

Mullings set to

face the Bryans

Senior Sports Reporter
BEIJING, China: Mark
Knowles will be making his fifth
and probably final Olympic
appearance. But he knows that
this will probably the toughest
task he's had to face with along
with his Bahamian men's dou-
bles partner.
On Sunday, Knowles and
Devin Mullings will team up to
play in the first round of the
draw of 32 teams against the
defending gold medalists and
top seeded team of American
twin brothers Bob and Mike
"We have tough drawing
playing the number one team .
in the world, but we're ready for it," Knowles stated. "I know the
guys pretty well. It's just a matter of getting Devin on board and
coming up with a big game plan to combat their strengths and
then take them down."
In the Bryans, Knowles and Mullings will be playing two play-
ers who are tied for number two in the world on the ATP com-
puter listing behind No.1 Daniel Nestor of Canada.
While Knowles is listed at No.7, Mullings is the highest rank-
ing in the tournament at 1025. No other player is even close. The
next player in raking to him is Nestor's partner Frederic Niemey-
er at No. 277.
To add to the challenge, Knowles and Mullings will be playing
together for the first time, although they were on at least three
Davis Cup teams.
Taking everything into consideration, Knowles said they just
simply have to play well, particularly Mullings, who will be the
X-factor in the equation.
"I know their game fairly well, just as they know mine,"
Knowles pointed out.
"But Devin is the X-factor. They don't know his game. Hope-
fully I can use the tactics that work against them. We just have to
protect our serve and see if we can force them into some return
Team captain John Farrington said although they haven't
played together in a tournament, they've practised as a team and
he's confident that they will go out and give it their best shot.
"Everything has been going great so far," he pointed out.
"We're just waiting for them to get started."
Their match will be played at the Beijing Olympic Green
Tennis Court, but so far, no time has been listed.



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CHICAGO CUBS' Ted Lilly pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning

ST. LOOIS CARDINALS' Joe Mather hits the Ivy as hit jumps for Chicago Cubs' Jim Edmonds home run
ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, in Chicago. The Cubs defeated
the Cardinals 3-2 in 11 innings.

Associated Press

home the winning run with the
bases loaded in the 11th inning,
and the Chicago Cubs beat the
St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Friday
to keep up their domination this
season at Wrigley Field.
Chicago improved to an NL-
best 44-16 at home, matching its
Wrigley victory total from last
Jim Edmonds, who spent
eight seasons with the Cardinals
before he was dealt last offsea-
son, hit a pair of solo homers for
the Cubs, connecting in the sec-
ond and seventh innings off
Braden Looper.
With the score 2-2, Derrek
Lee drew a leadoff walk against
Ryan Franklin (4-5) in the 11th
and, running on a 3-2 pitch, took
third on Aramis Ramirez's single
to right center. Kosuke Fuku-
dome was intentionally walked
to load the bases.
Blanco, who entered in the
10th. lined a pitch over short-
stop Cesar Izturis.
Bob Howry (5-4) pitched the
11th for the win.

Edmonds' stellar afternoon
came on the Cardinals' first vis-
it to Wrigley Field this season.
During Edmonds' return trip
to St. Louis last month, Cardi-
nals manager Tony La Russa
was miffed about Edmonds'
comments that he was happy to
be with the Cubs and tired of
talking about his past. Edmonds
responded by saying La Russa
ducked him before the first game
of that series.
Edmonds appeared to enjoy
his first homer Friday, pausing at
the plate momentarily to watch
it take off before rounding the
bases. Before the drive,
Edmonds was 0-for-7 this sea-
son against his former team.
His second homer, his 15th of
the season, was an opposite-field
shot to left-center. He ran quick-
ly around the bases after tying
the game but did come out of
the dugout for a curtain call.
Joe Mather homered for the
Cardinals, who had two runners
cut down at the plate one on
a squeeze bunt attempt in the
fifth and the second when left
fielder Alfonso Soriano made a
great throw after catching a fly
ball for an inning-ending dou-
ble play in the sixth.

Izturis doubled in the fifth and
made third when Edmonds'
relay throw skipped by Mark
DeRosa and Lee for an error.
But with Looper, the No. 8 hitter
at the plate, the Cardinals tried a
bunt. Ted Lilly's low inside pitch
knocked Looper off his feet and
Cubs' catcher Geovany Soto eas-
ily tagged out Izturis, who had
broken from third.
Adam Kennedy's RBI
grounder in the sixth gave the
Cardinals a 2-1 lead. Lilly inten-
tionally walked Albert Pujols
and then walked Ryan Ludwick
to load the bases with just one
out. Troy Glaus hit a fly to medi-
um left but Soriano, who was
moving forward when he made
the catch, made a laser-like peg
to the plate and Soto tagged
Mather out on a close play.

Cardinals OF Rick Ankiel was
out of the starting lineup for the
12th straight game with a lower
abdominal strain but pinch hit
and popped out in the ninth.

Glaus went 0-for-5 and is
hitless in 29 at-bats against the
Cubs this season.

CHICAGO CUBS' Jim Edmonds hits a solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the seventh

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CHICAGO CUBS' Henry Blanco is congratulated by Geovany Soto after Blanco hit a game winning
RBI single during the eleventh inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday,
Aug. 8, 2008, in Chicago. The Cubs defeated the Cardinals 3-2 in eleven innings.

Eagles, Westbrook agree on terms of new deal

Associated Press

Philadelphia Eagles agreed to a new
contract on Friday, hours before the
team opened its preseason schedule
against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Terms of the deal were not
announced and the Eagles did not
immediately make Westbrook avail-
able for comment.
The two-time Pro Bowl running back

said early in training camp that he want-
ed to restructure his contract because
he felt underpaid. Westbrook made it
clear he wanted to be compensated like
one of the best running backs in the
That's just how coach Andy Reid
described his all-purpose back in a
statement announcing the new contract.
"As I've said many times, I believe
Brian Westbrook is the best running
back in football," Reid said. "He can do
it all from that position, whether it's
running, catching the football or block-

The 28-year-old Westbrook was in
the third year of a $25 million, five-
year contract he signed in 2005. Hle was
scheduled to earn $3 million this season
with a roster bonus of $1.5 million.
Westbrook led the NFL with a fran-
chise-record 2,104 total yards from
scrimmage last season. He became the
first Eagles player to rush for more
than 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons
since Duce Staley in 1998-99, and led all
NFL running backs with a team-record
90 receptions.

Westbrook has 6,768 yards from
scrimmage since becoming a full-time
starter in 2004. second to only LaDain-
ian Tomlinson of the San Diego Charg-
ers in that lime. Westbrook is the only
active player with more than 20 touch-
dol uns both rushing and receiving (27
rushing. 23 receiving).
Wesc,,irook is also the NFl's leading
running back in receptions (338),
reeei\ inl yards (3. 121) and touchdown
catches since 2003.
\\'estlrook \vwas named All-Pro last
season b\ I he Associated Press.







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

Sudoku Answer

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Sevena Netto v Ramiro Abente,
Paraguay 1975. The trick in
spotting apparently spectacular or
obscure tactics on the chessboard
is to know frequently recurring
checkmate patterns. Here material
is level, and Black (to move) seems
to have just a minor advantage as
his queen and rooks control the
open e8-el file. But Abente knew
that one of the regular mechanisms
for a back row mate is for a piece to
cut off the opposing king's escape
route, So 1...Bh3 controlling the
flight square g2 suggests itself, but
then 2 Re3 would enable White
to avoid disaster at the price of
a pawn. Instead, Black produced
an impressive brilliancy which
demonstrates the flight prevention
technique. Can you find the win?

(7. -. -

1 Not lavish state assis-
tance? (8,3)
9 Work socially acceptable
advanced as worth a lot
10 Nothing to do at this end
11 Restricted kind of diet (4)
12 Two things a lodger may
be given with the piano (8)
14 Ascent is difficult for the
poor (4,2)
16 Different conclusion for a
capital goddess (6)
18 Sartorially
appropriate, but not quite
yet (8)
19 Barely equitable (4)
22 It may be used to obtain a
purchase (5)
23 Ends interim arrangements
24 Won't he require a penny
for his thoughts? (11)

Yesterday's Cryptic Soluti
Across: 1 Silent, 4 Short cut, 9
Urchin, 10 Earrings, 12 Late, 13 Pa
14 Tope, 17 Agony columns, 20
Bathing belle, 23 Oral, 24 Using, 2.
Stye, 28 Radiator, 29 Assist, 30
Landlady, 31 Bother.
Down: 1 Skullcap, 2 Location, 3 N
5 Heartburning, 6 Rare, 7 Cannon,
Tasted, 11 Man of his word, 15 Byl
16 Snubs, 18 Flatfish, 19 Selector,
Corral, 22 Pardon, 26 Fall, 27 Oslo

2 Car to manage round a
sharp turn (5)
3 Society is better off without i-
it (4)
4 Speak badly of German
parent (6) 14
5 Unusually bad cloth may
make the skin tinglel (4,4)
6 Cut off, and also tie off (7) 18
7 Kick the account around or
pay up (4,3,4)_
8 Having no grave doubts? 22
13 Duck when beer mugs are
thrown around (8)
15 Make a successful come-
back as an upholsterer? Acro
(7) 1
17 Fragment of N 9
song one should 10
quickly grasp (6) 1. 0
20 Possibly untie, but here
join together (5) ) 12
21 Metal press (4) < 1

on Yesterday's Easy Solution 16




Across: 1 Muscle, 4 Stampede, 9
Negate, 10 Skittish, 12 Each, 13
Kapok, 14 Tier, 17 Eat humble pie,
20 Afterthought, 23 Play, 24 Roomy,
25 Saga, 28 Of course, 29 Raving,
30 Dilatory, 31 Glance.
Down: 1 Mannered, 2 Sagacity, 3
Late, 5 Take one's time, 6 Mute, 7
Elixir, 8 Exhort, 11 Rabble-rouser,
15 Huffy, 16 Bigot, 18 Agrarian, 19
Strangle, 21 Uphold, 22 Cancel, 26
Quit, 27 Gall.

Accomplishment (11)
Discoverer of
penicillin (7)
Mushrooms, toad-
stools etc. (5)
Whirlpool (4)
Playful tricks (8)
Small, cream-filled
pastry (6)
A court game (6)
Harmony of
proportion (8)
Melody (4)
Writhe (5)

23 Jet engine pioneer
24 Innovative English
cabinetmaker (11)

2 To correct
by editing (5)
3 Frustrate (4)
4 Get back (6)
5 Artificial
manner (8)
6 Entrust (7)
7 Inevitably (2,9)
8 W. Judson's
invention (3,8)
13 Evade (8)
15 Stupid
and clumsy (7)
17 To doze (6)
20 Up to the
time of (5)
21 Untamed (4)

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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 15; very good 22; excellent
30 (or more). Solution tomorrow.
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caution count court curio curt
curtain faun fount four fruit
FURCATION futon incur
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tour tufa tuna tunic turf turn
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Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker

Famous Hand

North dealer.
Neither side vulnerable.
K 10 8 743 2
4+QJ 5
4*KJ 10(9 7 *542
V1087 VK9643
+9 A J 5
+9642 S 4,107
4 A Q 6 3
VA.1 2
46AK 8 3
The bidding:
North East South West
Pass Pass 1 + 1 +
2 + Pass 2 NT Pass
3 Pass 3 NT
Opening lead seven of hearts.
This deal occurred in a world
championship match played by Italy
andi France.
At the first table, Benito (iarozzo
and Pictro I orquct, using the
Neapolitan Club system, bid the
North-South cards as shown. For-
quet's opening club bid indicated 17
or more high-card points, not neces-
sarily including clubs, and the two-
club response (also artificial) indi-
cated North's high-card values.
From then on, the bidding was
natural, and I orquct ended up in
three notrump. The French West
(Pierre (ihestcm) made the inspired

choice of the heart seven as his open-
ing lead, and the first trick went Q-
Declarer then led a low diamond
to the king, East taking the ace and
returning a low heart. Forquet played
low but had to win West's heart con-
tinuation with the jack. He next
cashed the queen of diamonds, led a
club to the jack and conceded a dia-
mond to East's jack, thus establish-
ing the suit.
East thereupon cashed two heart
tricks to set the contract. The opening
heart lead had proven to be a killer.
The bidding at the second table
was altogether different. The French
North (Jose Le Dentu) opened the
bidding as dealer with three dia-
monds, to which South (Claude
Dcruy) responded six notrump, clos-
ing the auction.
The Italian West had a very diffi-
cult choice of opening leads. Finally,
after long thought, he led the nine of
Declarer covered the nine with
dummy's ten, and that was the end of
that. South was now certain to score
six diamond tricks, four clubs and his
two major-suit aces to come to 12
And so, the strange result was that
at the table where declarer was in
three notrunip, he went down one,
while at the other table, the declarer
in six notrump made the slam.
The Italian West didn't sleep too
well that night.

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Holmes closes out 68 to __i_

take clubhouse lead at PGA



Associated Press

J.B. HOLMES hung on to
shoot a 2-under 68 and take a
one-stroke lead into the club-
house midway through the sec-
ond round of the PGA Cham-
pionship on Friday.
Out on the course, first-round
co-leader Jeev Milkha Singh was
at 2 under early in his round.
While Holmes, who spurted
to the outright lead with three
consecutive birdies on the back
nine, was the only player to fin-
ish the second round below par,
several other players were on
the course at 1 under. Aaron
Baddeley birdied two of his first
three holes and was at 1 under
along with Sergio Garcia, Ken
Duke, Billy Mayfair and Sean
O'Hair, who had yet to tee off in
the second round.
At even par were Ben Cur-
tis, Justin Rose and Charlie Wi.
Curtis and Rose each shot tour-
nament-low 67s, with Wi posting
his second consecutive 70.
"The conditions were much
tougher than I expected this
morning, so I was happy that I
was still able to go out and put
together a decent score," Rose
said. "The putter was the key
to the round. I putted pretty well
yesterday, but the greens were
spiked up. so I was excited
about what I would be able to
do in fresher conditions today."
Holmes, trying to make a final
push to n. ke the U.S. Ryder

Cup team, shot a 71 in the open-
ing round. While others strug-
gled in the early going of the
second round at the Donarti,
Ross-designed layout in subur-
ban Detroit, he got hot.
He birdied the par-5 second
hole. then was even over the
next nine holes before making
birdies on the par-5 12th, par-3
13th and par-4 14th to get to 4
under for his round and 3 under
for the tournament.
The 26-year-old Kentuckian
bogeyed two of the next three
holes to fall back to I under. He
saved par with an up and down
from the greenside rough at 18
to preserve his 68.
Almost no one else was solv-
ing the brutal course, which the
field played to an average of five
shots over par in the weather-
delayed first round.
In other words, they were ide-
al conditions for Curtis.
Curtis came out of nowhere
- or, more precisely, from No.
396 in the world golf rankings
- to win the 2003 British Open
at Royal St. George's.
Despite dreadful conditions
including horizontal rain and
powerful winds at this year's
British Open at Royal Birkdale,
he overcame an opening-round
78 to finish 69-70-75 to finish in
a tie for seventh.
"You never know. You might
shoot an 8-over and it comes
down to Sunday and you can
still have a chance to win," he
said after his round which
included a bogey and four

J.B. HOLMES (above)
follows his drive on th
sixth hole during the
second round of the
90th PGA Championsi
golf tournament Frida'
Aug. 8, 2008 at Oaklat
Hills Country Club in
Bloomfield Township,

(left), of India, chips o
the 10th hole during ti
second round of the
90th PGA Championsl
golf tournament Friday
Aug. 8, 2008 at Oaklat
Hills Country Club in
Bloomfield Township,

Wright homers to give Mets win over Padres

Associated Press

always been the one of the play-
ers who run from the dugout,
hop around anxiously behind
home plate, then pile on a team-
mate after he's come through
with a winning hit.
He finally learned what it's like
to be the other guy.
"I don't know if it was a
release of emotion or it just was
everybody's chance to get some
free shots in on me," said Wright,
whose two-out, two-run homer in
the ninth gave the New York
Mets a 5-3 win over the San
Diego Padres on Thursday.
"I think guys were taking
advantage of giving me some rib
shots and some jabs. I'm always
celebrating everybody's else's at
home plate, and to get to be the
one that jumps into the pile is
pretty fun."
The first game-ending homer
of Wright's career bailed out the
New York bullpen after it squan-
dered yet another stellar start by
Johan Santana, and helped the
Mets close within two games of
NL East-leading Philadelphia.
The Phillies lost 3-0 to the
Florida Marlins earlier in the day.
In other NL games, it was Los
Angeles 4, St. Louis 1; Houston
7, Cincinnati 4; Atlanta 6, Ari-
zona 4; and Washington took a
doubleheader from Colorado
with a pair of 6-3 victories.
The Mets had lost five of six
but turned to their best stopper
in Santana, who gave up four hits
before leaving with a 3-1 lead
and two on in the eighth.
Adrian Gonzalez singled in a
run off Pedro Feliciano, and Jody
Gerut homered with one out in

-.. I.i .

NEW YORK METS' David Wright (5) celebrates after hitting a.two-run home run during the ninth
inning to win their baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, in New
York. The Mets won the game 5-3.

the ninth against Scott Schoe-
neweis. It was the sixth time in 24
starts this season that the bullpen
cost Santana a potential win,
according to the Elias Sports
Bureau. Five of those collapses
came in the ninth inning.
The two-time AL Cy Young
Award winner has eight no-deci-
sions, and in seven of those he
allowed two runs or fewer not
that he's getting a whole lot of
"It wasn't my fault. It's
Johan's," Schoeneweis said play-
fully. "It's his bad luck. The kar-
ma just carried over.
"It will turn around for him,"
Schoeneweis added. "And if it
doesn't but we win the game,
what can you do'? It's not like
he's scuffling for a job or some-
Aaron Heilman (2-6) got two
outs in the ninth for the win.

Wright's drive off a breaking
ball from Heath Bell (6-5) was
his 21st homer this season. It also
allowed Wright to atone for base
running blunders in each of the
first two games of the series and
a costly error in Wednesday
night's 4-2 loss.

tossed six sharp innings and
combined with four relievers
on a four-hitter, helping visit-
ing Florida win for the second
time in three games against
the NL East leaders.
Joe Nelson worked the sev-
enth, Arthur Rhodes and Matt
Lindstrom combined for three
outs in the eighth, and Kevin
Gregg finished for his 25th
save in 31 chances.
Cole Hamels (9-8) allowed
three runs two earned --

and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings,
striking out seven. He hasn't
won since July 3.

AT ST. LOUIS, Clayton
Kershaw (2-3) worked seven
dominant innings and Manny
Ramirez homered for the
fourth time in six games with
the Dodgers, who averted a
three-game sweep.
Kyle Lohse (13-4) allowed
four runs and seven hits in
seven innings, including his
fifth homer in three starts.
missing a chance to match his
career high for victories set in

three-run homer and Roy
Oswalt (9-8) improved to 21-1
against Cincinnati as visiting

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Houston sent the Reds to
their third straight loss.
Josh Fogg (2-4) allowed
eight hits and six runs in four
innings, the big blow coming
on Pence's three-run shot dur-
ing a four-run third.

Kotsay homered and Charlie
Morton (3-5) threw seven
shutout innings to help the
Braves win for the fourth time
in 13 games. Mike Gonzalez
finished for his fifth save.
Mark Reynolds homered
and Arizona starter Yusmeiro
Petit (1-3) allowed two runs
on four hits and struck out six
for the Diamondbacks, who
have lost two straight.

Ist game
2nd game
LASTING Milledge
homered twice in the opener
and finished the day with five
hits and five RBIs to help vis-
iting Washington sweep a dou-
bleheader by identical scores.
The Nationals got strong
starts from Odalis Perez (5-8)
and Jason Bergmann (2-8),
who took a shutout into the
eighth inning of Game 1 for
his first win in nearly three
months. Joel Hanrahan saved
h-o'.'. games, giving him three
saves this season.
Just off the disabled list, Jeff
Francis (3-8) lost his first start
since June 28. In the nightcap,
the Nationals roughed up
Ubaldo Jimenez (8-10), who
was 6-1 in his previous seven
starts and entered with a 14-
inning scoreless streak.


even keeled, because there's
going to be ups and downs in
life as in football and the
things you can't control are
the things often you want to
worry about the most,"
Rodgers said.








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Favre gone,

Rodgers leads

the Pack (again)
Associated Press

needed an extra squirt of
antiseptic spray for his sore
throat before speaking, but
the lump from having to
compete for his job is gone,
jettisoned with Brett Favre
to New York.
Rodgers is right back
where he began in March.
He's the starting quarterback
of the Green Bay Packers.
That doesn't mean the pres-
sure has diminished well,
maybe a little.
"My job is going to be dif-
ficult either way. There's a
lot of pressure to just be a
starting quarterback in this
league," Rodgers said Fri-
day. "I'm still following Bret-
t's legacy, regardless of the
fact if he's here, retired or
like he is in New York now.
"There's high expectations
on myself, on
our team and I
think it's still
going to be a
difficult situa-
tion as far as
the pressure
outside this
-locker room
that's put on
For the first "
time, though,
the fans that
showed up to watch training
camp practice at the NFL's
smallest outpost gave him a
break, besides a lone heckler
who kept riding the organi-
zation's "mistake." There
were no "Save Brett" signs
and the number of No. 4 jer-
seys were about even with
Rodgers' No. 12.
Rodgers and the rest of the
offense looked crisp, too.
Wide receiver Greg Jen-
nings, who had emerged last
season as one of Favre's
favorite targets, made a nifty
one-handed grab for a touch-
down for his new QB during
a no-huddle drill.
Rodgers argued that the
trade had nothing to do with
the offense's sudden
improvement in practice, but
the grin gave him away
despite his efforts to deny it.
"It was good to get a reso-
lution to the whole thing. It's
been definitely on all of our
minds. We've had to talk
about it a lot, throughout. the
training camp," Rodgers
said. "Everybody in the
locker room. We're happy
for Brett that he gets to still
play and we're going to
move forward together as a
Packers coach Mike
McCarthy didn't answer his
first Favre-related question
for several minutes. He had
no comment about Favre in
a Jets jersey, but was
relieved to get past explain-
ing why the organization
traded the face of the fran-
chise for a conditional draft
pick late Wednesday night.
"A sense of relief? You
could say (it) in a lot of ways.
I'm about press conference
out, number one. That's
something, it's a responsibili-
ty, I understand, but it was
something that the situation
needed to be resolved and it
was nice to get to a finality of
that," McCarthy said. "I'm
relieved that we're talking
about football, our football
team. and that's what the
focus needs to be on."
Nine veterans had the
morning off, which included
the core group of players
who'd been with Favre the
longest, like right tackle
Mark Tauscher and wide
receiver Donald Driver.
Rodgers, who had only
been under Favre for three
years and watched the team
reach the NFC champi-
onship game last season, said
that he's learned from the
experience over the last
month. "I'm just reassured
of the fact that things hap-
pen for a reason, just to trust
God in every situation and
try and remain patient and

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