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Publication Date: August 26, 2008
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Volume: 104 No.229


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Woman charged with

murder of RBDF officer


appears in court

A WOMAN, charged in the
murder of a Royal Bahamas
Defence Force Officer, was
arraigned in a Magistrate's
Court yesterday.
-Shimeakima Delores Pratt,
30, of Minns Sub-division,
appeared before Chief Magis-
trate Roger Gomez at Court 1,
Bank Lane; charged with the
murder of Gray Leon Carey.
Family members of the
deceased were present in court
as Pratt, who wore a red-striped
shirt and black jeans, was
brought to court to be
According to court dockets,
Pratt on Sunday, August 17,
intentionally caused Carey's
death. Thirteen witnesses are
listed on court documents.

According to initial reports,
Carey, 54, an RBDF petty offi-
cer, was found dead'on-Sunday
around 4pm by his girlfriend.
Pratt, represented by lawyer
.Romona Farquharson, was not
required to plead to the charge.
. Ms Farquharson askedthe
court's record to reflect that she
had attempted to see her client,
a mother of three children, since
She said it was not until she
called a senior police official
that a call was made to the offi-
cer in charge of Central Police
Station and she was allowed to
see her client.
Pratt was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison. As she was
being escorted from the court-
room, she started to cry. The
case was adjourned to Septem-
ber 10 at 10am.

Call for alternative model

for Abaco developments
Tribune Strff Reporter
CONSERVATIONISTS concerned about the damaging envi-
ronmental impact of 14 developments approved for Abaco are
calling on government to consider an alternative model that will
both feed the economy and preserve the island's natural habitat.
Abaco is home to the third largest population and third largest
economy in the country, and therefore pressure is building to pro-
videjobs for Bahamians in the area.
But as developers push through applications to build second
SEE page eight

A SUPREME Court judge has ordered that the Bahamas
Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union pay backpay to mem-
bers of the union's executive council on or before Friday.
The order by Justice Neville Adderley is the latest development
in a continuing court battle between members of the BHCAWU
executive council and Roy Colebrook, union president; Basil
McKenzie, treasurer, Leo Douglas, secretary general, and Sandra
Ferguson, financial controller.
On Monday Justice Adderley ordered that the union pay eight
members of the union's executive council on or before Friday at
4 pm.
The infighting between these two groups is rooted in allegations
brought against Messrs Colebrook, Douglas and McKenzie by
members of the executive council who allege misappropriation of
union funds.
In a previous order, Justice Adderley barred Mr Colebrook
from signing any union cheques or "otherwise disposing of or dis-
sipating the assets of the union."
Executives, including those who oppose Mr Colebrook, were
at the same time ordered to act in "good faith" with him.
The executive council members, the plaintiffs in, the court
action, allege that they have not been paid their salaries and
allowances in three or four months in some cases.

Tribune Staff Reporter
TROPICAL Storm Gustav, the
seventh named storm of the 2008
season, may hit the southern
Bahamas with hurricane strength
by Friday if it continues on its
projected path, according to mete-
Wielding maximum sustained
winds near 60 miles per hour,
Gustav's centre was about 180
miles south-southeast of Port-au-
Prince, Haitiand 365 miles south-
east of Inagua moving toward the
northwest close to 14 miles per
hour at 5 pm -ct, rd.i .
It is expected to strengthen into
a hurricane as it moves off the
coast of Haiti, but forecasters pre-

dict Gustav will weakci in'" i
tropical storm as it ini',s, over
Cuba. "
Gustav formed in waters noca
Hispaniola and was upigradc,.
from a tropical depression lin
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of a muinl in Pinewwood (Ia-
Police confirmed tlh; tho
victim was sh,)t tv,wice in li,
The full story WVill aptp';
in lolmno l Aw'S I .1 I,

Christie 'attempts to diverItelc,,

loss blame to scandals 0k1
TO SOLIDIFY his position as
leader of the PLP, former Prime
Minister Perry Christie is attempt-
ing to divert the blame for his par-
ty's loss in the 2007 general elec-
tion from his "weak leadership"
to the scandals of his MPs, sources
Yesterday The Nassau Guardian
published the findings of the PLP's
post election report. Last year The
Tribune also published articles
based on those findings.
In fact, reliable sources within
the PLP suggest that surrogates of
Mr Christie may be behind the
leaking of the post election report
as it -suh_'_ e i.t, that despite his per-
ceived "weak leadership". Mr
Christie is still the most popular fignuri- within the paitrv.
"This is Christie 101. He is trying to pat up an olcnsi.. ;
most popular guy in the country or hat have Buti. !. il, i
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o in bre Members of new group running for BPSU

Man in courtPI

oncharge of positions say Pinder 'needs to step aside'

arm ed r o b be ry .. ... . ..k. A -. ..

A MAN was arraigned in
a Magistrate's Court yes-
terday on an armed rob-
bery charge.
According to court dock-
ets, it is alleged that on
Monday August 11, while
armed with a handgun, Elie
Etienne, 25, of Market
Street robbed Eric
Delancey of $1,100 cash.
Etienne, who was
arraigned before Magis-
trate Derrence Rolle at
Court Five in Bank Lane,
was not required to plead
to the charge.
He was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison.
The case has been
adjourned to October 7.

WITH the Bahamas Public Ser-
vice Union set to hold its elections
in September, members of a new
group running for executive posi-
tions say incumbent president John
Pinder "has maximized his poten-
tial" and "needs to step aside and
allow a new breed to take the
An email sent to The Tribune on
Monday by Eagle Team member
Michael Stubbs, included numer-
ous concerns purportedly relayed
to the group by members of BPSU.
Among the estimated 5,000
members in what is the second
largest union in the nation, the
issue of ever increasing dues has
come up time and time again
according to Mr Stubbs.
He claims many members who

work in various ministries and gov-
ernment agencies have decided to
leave because union dues have
increased from $10 back in 2005, to

The Eagle Team says members
are also disgruntled about the fact
that Mr Pinder has decided to
break ground for the construction
of a new BPSU Hall. -
Although according to Mr Pin-
der, the union's board thinks now
is the best time to begin construc-
tion of the new building, Mr
Stubbs says numerous members
feel the move is untimely.
He' said the building should not
be built until the controversy over
the union's medical plan is

Mr Stubbs claimed in his email
that the medical plan is not accept-
ed by Doctors Hospital and is con-
sidered high risk by other private
However Mr Pinder has
repeatedly denied that there
are any problems with the

The union leader has said that
any objections or disagreements
about the plan are the result of a
lack of understanding about
the issue on the part of its detrac-
With the union's elections set to
take place in September, the Eagle
Team members say they are confi-
dent that change will come in the
form of a new executive body.

Fund members 'well on their weigh' with health programme




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THE board of the Bahamas
Hotel and Allied Industries
Health and Welfare Benefits
Fund is undertaking an "historic"
health programme which it says
will set the standard for other
institutions to follow.
The board of trustees says the
programme will be free of charge
to the fund's 10,000 members.
Hugh Sands, chairman of the
board, launched the "Well on
Your Weigh" programme, to be
facilitated by The Jemi Wellness
Centre, on Friday.
Mr Sands said that while the
Bahamas is considered one of the
most successful small countries in
the world, there is much to be
desired in terms of lifestyle choic-
es that affect overall health.
"Just a few years ago, we
became concerned.that members
of the hotel industry, like many of
their fellow Bahamians, were
falling far short of even the most
modest ideals of wellness.

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WEIGHING IN ON HEALTH: Hugh Sands; Chairman, Bahamas Hotel and Allied Industries Health and Welfare Ben-
efits Fund, revealed statistics about the rate of obesity among hotel workers. At his far left is Roy Colebrooke,
trustee and president of the Bahamas Hotel, Catering and Allied Workers Union, in the rear is Louie Dames, direc-
tor, and to the right is J Barrie Farrington, trustee and president of Bahamas Hotel Employers Association.

"A survey of 2,945 hotel
employees, conducted between
2003-2004, showed that 80 per
cent of this group had a body
mass index greater than 25, which
means that they were overweight,
42.7 per cent were moderately
obese, and 8.8 per cent were
severely obese.
"Women led the way with
almost 47 per cent of them being
moderately to severely obese as
compared to 33.6 per cent of men
in the same situation," said Mr
The preventable and lifestyle
conditions that Bahamians suffer
from through unhealthy eating
habits and obesity include dia-
betes, hypertension, high choles-
terol and heart disease.
The Jemi Wellness Programme
is already in progress with partic-
ipating employees.
One of the trustees of the
board, J Barrie Farrington, stated
that this new programme will not
only benefit participants, but their
families and the entire nation, as
thousands of employees will be

"Our idea here is to improve
the quality of life to enable
employees to change their way
of life; in respect of nutrition, exer-
cise, rest and taking care of them-
selves. The health statistics we
have now could be reduced for
the better or substantially elimi-
nated. This is an historic occasion;
it will be a platform for other
organizations to follow because
it is a problem of health that is
persistent in the country. I'm con-
vinced that we're going to save
many lives through this wellness
programme," said Mr Farrington.
President of Jemi Wellness
Centre, Nurse Janette Isaacs, out-
lined the format of the wellness
programme which includes health
screening, coaching, fitness ses-
sions and health seminars.
There will be individualised
plans for participating employ-
ees; they will have access to satel-
lite gyms throughout New Provi-
dence including Mystical Fitness,
NatBros and New Providence
Community Centre.

S"The employee's health coach
and personal trainer will contact
them on a weekly basis, will call
them and check to see if they are
on point with their goals. Once a
month we are going to re-screen
those persons in the programme;
at that monthly screening we will
have an educational seminar
where employees will be able to
bring their families," said Nurse
Nurse Isaacs explained that
there is a sustaining part of the
programme that goes beyond the
three months allotted; in fact Jemi
Wellness plans to continue com-
municating with the participants
through educational trips, month-
ly newsletters and telephone
The Bahamas Hotel and Allied
Industries Health and Welfare
Benefits Fund Board will begin
the Jemi Wellness Programme in
Grand Bahama in January 2009.


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JANYNE HODDER, president of the College of the Bahamas, welcomes
the class of 2012 to the institution during orientation, advisement and
registration for freshmen andt parents last week.

STUDENTS ENTERING the College of the Bahamas for the Fall semester
take a tour of the campus.
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Nobel Laureate

warns against

foreign exploitation

NOBEL Laureate Derek
Walcott has warned the
Caribbean region against for-
eign investors who do not facil-
itate or create opportunities for
cultural development.
Speaking at the opening of
the CARIFESTA X Symposia
yesterday, at the Guyana Inter-
national Convention Centre, the
recipient of the 1992 Nobel
Prize for Literature contended
that the Caribbean was being
rapidly exploited under the
guise of development, and
implored CARICOM govern-
ments to strike a balance in an
effort to avoid "prostituting
themselves to foreign investors."
Mr Walcott asserted that the
region should encourage
investors to put money into the
development of cultural infra-
structure such as museums and
theatres so that the region could
be proud of the legacy it leaves
for its children.
"... all I am saying is that
when the investors offer to build
hotels, you need to say, you can
build your hotel but you also
need to build a museum or a
theatre," he said.
Using his own country as an
example, the Saint Lucian born
poet and playwright condemned
the proposed bridging of his
native island's twin volcanic
peaks, the Pitons, as a "terrify-
ing obscenity of greed."
He said although it might be
legal, it would leave a gaping
wound on the Pitons.-
Derek Walcott's statements
were preceded by a panel pre-
sentation by literary giants Dr
Ian McDonald, Professor David
Dabydeen, Professor Kenneth
Ramchand, Professor Edward
Baugh and Cynthia McLeod, all
of whom spoke on the topic:
Caribbean Culture At the
Crossroads: Seeking the Past,
Living the Present, Exploring
the Future.
Also expressing strong reser-
vations about the relevance and
purpose of the Caribbean Fes-
tival of Arts, Mr Walcott inti-
mated that there was little to
celebrate as many artists were
living in a state of deprivation.
He made an impassioned plea
for stronger support of artists
in the region, particularly in the
form of providing access to
more scholarships for younger
"You are killing our artists
and then celebrating it!" he
The poet's statements were
later challenged by Guyana
President Bharrat Jagdeo, him-
self an economist. While
acknowledging that CARICOM
governments needed to sustain
the development of culture,
President Jagdeo argued that it
must be viewed in the context of
the plethora of harsh economic
challenges facing leaders.
The president, who officially
opened the ceremony yester-
day, enumerated the contribu-
tions of artists ,to the region as
well as the positive impact of
culture in economic develop-
However he also acknowl-
edged that sustaining those
achievements was a challenge
for the region especially in the
face of harsh economic realities.

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Pet otio

Bahamas 'wide open'

for firearm smuggling

I By KARIN HERIG enforcement, police never found "We are a part of global net- what is happening in another He added that police do not
Tribune Staff Reporter a firearm manufacturer or a works," he said. place," he said. feel overwhelmed by the firearms
kherig@tribunemedia.net gun factory anywhere in the "We are in co-operation with Mr Ferguson said this was not problem and that his officers dai-
Bahamas. different countries in terms of an excuse, but just the reality of ly rise to the challenge of finding
TTHE Bahamas is a "wide When asked if he believed that sharing information and tracking the situation. a solution.

open" country for firearm smug-
gling, police intelligence indicates,
Acting Commissioner of Police
Reginald Ferguson said yester-
However, Mr Ferguson said
that while the police acknowledge
that it is a great challenge to free
the country's streets of illegal
guns, they do not believe they are
fighting a "losing battle."
Speaking as a guest on the
Love 97 radio talk show Jones
and Co yesterday, he said that
any type of ammunition and ille-
gal firearm can be found in the
Bahamas, including grenades and
high-powered rifles.
He pointed out, however, that
in the history of the country's law

Bahamian police were "up to
scratch" in the ongoing fight
against illegal firearms, Acting
Commissioner Ferguson said
there is always room for improve-
ment in anything the police do.

He added, however, that the
police had been very proactive in
capturing guns and stopping ille-
gal firearms from entering the
Mr Ferguson said the police's
intelligence work was not limited
to the Bahamas, but extended to
sources outside of the country as

down firearms.
"But you have to take into con-
sideration that the Bahamas is
a wide open country, (we)
know this from some of the intel-
"That's the facts, that's what
the intelligence allows us to say,"
he said.
While the police's intelligence
is greatly aiding police in remov-
ing firearms from the streets, Mr
Ferguson admitted this it not a
"cure-all" for, the problem.
"We are highly vulnerable to
that kind of thing because of our
geographic location and (the
country's) exposure and connec-
tions (to other countries).
"The Bahamas cannot control

'All in place' for new school year


WITH public schools set to
reopen Monday, Education
Minister Carl Bethel said all is in
place for the start of the new school
The minister said for the nearly 160
schools throughout the nation, many
of the major renovation plans have
been completed, but there is always .
work to be done.
Last week there was a report of van-
dalism at anew junior high school in
Freeport, which was to open for this
school year.
Referring to the incident as "an act of
sabotage," Mr Bethel said that although
there are some people obviously
opposed to the achievements of the
government and students, it was vital for his min-
istry to continue its effort of improving
the educational experience for Bahamian
According to the minister, other ongoing projects
include additions to various schools and the con-
struction of new schools in communities throughout
the country.
One such school is A F Adderley, which, he said,
will have the addition of 15 classrooms and a new
administration block.
The minister said major works will also continue for
S C McPherson and L W Young, which both are

MICHELLE LLOYD outside of court
Photo: Felipe Major

Sewer systems.
Earlier in the month the minister
announced that, upon completion of T
G Glover school, students from sur-
rounding schools and communities
would be brought in to make up the
enrolment and help reduce over-
crowding. Included in the recruiting
S process would be students from Wood-
-_ cock Primary, Mable Walker and Nao-
mi Blatch.
"The prime minister has announced
that, upon the sale of Batelco, whenev-
er that should occur, he had the goal to
see that we begin the process of recon-
stituting a number of the older schools
in the Bahamas...that need to be total-
ly replaced," said the minister.
Slated for replacement are C C
Sweeting, Government High, and sections of R M
Government High Principal Geoffrey McPhee told
The Tribune yesterday that although it is fair to say
the school does have continuing repair projects and
does need to be replaced, as far as the curriculum is
concerned, his school is prepared for reopening Mon-
For students of Harbour Island All Age School, the
minister said work will soon begin for construction of
a new classroom and administration block, which
will allow for the necessary division of the school's pri-
mary and secondary classes.

Former Batelco

employee jailed

on theft charge

A FORMER Batelco employ-
ee was sentenced to 18 months
in prison yesterday after she was
convicted on a theft charge in
Supreme Court.
Michelle Lloyd was on trial for
the unauthorised creation of
$9,000 identification numbers for
$20 prepaid phone cards worth
The incident reportedly took
place in October, 2003.
According to evidence pro-
duced at the trial, Lloyd doubled
the number of pins she had been
directed to create.
She stood trial before Supreme
Court Justice Stephen Isaacs. She
was represented by lawyer Mil-
ton Cox.
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China hosts spectacular Olympics

CONGRATULATIONS are in order for the
Bahamas' Olympic team, especially for the
men's 4x400 relay team, which had Bahamians
cheering lustily for their "boys" as they fought
for second place behind the Americans to bring
back the Bahamas' first Olymipicdrelay medal.
In fact with only two medals, a silver and a
bronze, the Bahamas once again- for its third
Olympiad has retained.its first place title as
the country with the most mdals per capital in
the world, while the US witlj T most medals -
100 placed 46th in the p pita count. Chi-
na with the most gold med was 68th in that
But what mattered even r ie than medals
was the spirit of the games, a.spirit that for 16
days showed that the people of the world can
work together, compete pn friendly terms and
enjoy each others coipaiiy,
In thanking the athletes as a spectacular
event came to an ind, International Olympic
Committee President Jacques 1ogge described
them as real role models. ":VW have shown us
the unifying power of spa ff lie said.' "The
Olympic spirit lives in the "rm embrace of
competitive rivals from nations in conflict. Keep
that spirit alive when you ret&an home."
But the greatest praise jes to China, the
host country. The Chines ..splayed brilliant
imagination, putting on a s g show that will
be difficult, if not impossibleyr future Games
to rival. In the words of Present Rogge, they.
were "truly exceptional games," Through these
Games, he said, "the world learned more about
China, and China learned more about the
China was obviously a proud host that found
its best red carpet tpytit downi to welcome the
world. By opening its doors it displayed its cul-
ture, its discipliiie;hanid the dignity, cleverness
and beauty of its.tpeople. However, what was
most remarkable ws how the Chiniese cheered
for athletes from other countries and seemed to
take genuine delight; n their tritumphs. They
were indeed.magnaifotinus hosts.
"If you think of Cha 26 years ago," said
Germany's deputy foreigh.finiimtry spokesman,
"nothing of the sort would hkve been possible.
Thousands of journalists were in. China, report-
ed about China. I think it can be said, that the
Olympic Games made a positive contribution to
the future of China."
China has received much criticism from the
West. We cannot say that it has not been
deserved, but China is changing, it is gradually
opening itself to the world, However, it is doing
so at its own steady pace. ,.:'.
"China is a big.country," :Chinese ambas-
sador to the Bahamas. H. ingxian told us

recently. "It's like a large ship that you have to
turn and manoeuvre carefully so that it does
not capsize."
We could appreciate where he was coming
from when we recalled the fall of the Shah of
Iran, who tried to force reform too quickly on a
country culturally not yet ready for it.
A Newsweek article that asked What dri-
ves China? concluded that it was "the roots
,of a national inferiority complex." If it takes the
impetus of an inferiority complex to drive a
country to excel, then more should acquire such
complexes. China in showing its best face con-
centrated on its history, its beauty, taking man
to the heights of great achievements.
For us the only jarring note in the whole
games was the handover ceremony to Great
Britain, which will host the Games in the next
four years.
"A turn to the bizarre as London handed
Olympic mantle" was the way one reporter
described the arrival of a double- decker Lon-
don bus on centre stage. In our opinion the
whole scene would have been better described
as "depraved." Next to such spectacular beauty
it symbolised the degradation of western society.
The Olympic flag was handed by China Pres-
ident Hu Jintao back to Olympic Committee
President Rogge who in turn passed it on to
London Mayor Boris Johnson. Monsieur Rogge
and President Hu Jintao looked elegant as they;':
strode with dignity down the steps from the'
dais. '
They walked erect with coats buttoned. They '
were followed by a lumbering Boris Johnson,
coat flapping open, hands in pockets.
All we can say is that at least on this occasion
he remembered to comb his usually all-over-the-
place shock of blond hair. He looked like an
uncomfortable London yabbo dropped in their
As for the London bus with humanity, like a
bunch of worms, crawling all over it and a thick-
legged singer, claimed to be the current rage of
London, and an aging guitarist in a rakish out-
fit strumming out "Whole Loota Love" it
was like falling from the grandeur of a Mount
Olympus into the pits of Dante's inferno.
In one sad flash we could sympathise with an
Islamic world that wants to close its doors to the
crudeness of the West.
We hope that this is not a sad omen of how a
.once great nation turned sadly into a "Cool
Britannia" will display its decline and fall in
For us it was the only embarrassing moment
of the whole games it let down a glorious flag
that once flew over an empire on whom at one
time the sun never set.

Men drivers

are insane

and speed

EDITOR, The Tribune.
I DO agree that women are
the cause of minor accidents
on the streets. Being a woman
myself, I have had a few close
calls, but have never been in a
What about the men? They
are the cause of major acci-
dents on the streets, actually
causing the lives of persons.
If they are not putting on
make up or chatting on the
phone while driving, what is
it that they are doing? Noth-
They are doing while dri-
ving but still take the roads
on like they are in some kind
of race and causing major acci-
dents and traffic fatalities.
Thqy are always trying to
overtake other cars while in

traffic; there is no place to go!
They think they can come out
of a corner quicker than any
oncoming car.
As simple as being on the
highway, it's like a racetrack,
and they think that everyone
on the highway is trying to
race with them when we're
minding our own business.
Men drivers are just simply
insane and speed happy.
Though us women might
cause minor accidents by
putting on makeup or being
on the cell phone, the acci-
dents caused are very minor
and a majority of the time

only affects us, not resulting
in death either. Yes we might
run over someone's foot, or
drive our own car into a wall,
but we hardly ever kill or par-
alyze anyone.
What is it that the men are
doing while driving that they
end up knocking over light
poles, flipping their cars over
four and five times killing the
passenger, overtaking and
causing dangerous collisions.
What is it? All I can say is,
no matter what it is that the
woman may be doing while
driving, we do it as slowly as
possible and/or with caution.
Thus, resulting in very minor
August, 2008.

The Bahamas Journal's editorials

praising Cuba turn my stomach

EDITOR, The Tribune.
The Bahamas' standard of
living reflects the effect of free,
trade and a relatively limited
Although government
keeps expanding, to the detri-
ment of all taxpayers, citizens
here are still far better off than
in many countries in the
region and the world.
However, every now and
then The Bahama Journal edi-
torialises about the virtues of
the Cuban regime. And
frankly this turns my stomach.
In their editorial of Satur-
day, August, 16, 2008, they
crow about the fact that they
recently learned that, "A key
United Nations human rights
body on Monday appointed
as its chairman for the next
three years a Cuban law pro-
fessor who has been a senior
diplomat for the Havana gov-
ernment and a spokesman for
its foreign ministry."
Throughout the editorial
they try desperately to con-
vey that the way of life in

Cuba was greatly improved by
the so-called Revolution.
If the Revolution was
intended to deprive Cubans
of property rights, the ability
to leave and return to Cuba
at their will, their ability to
vote for the party of their
choice, or freely speak their
mind, Castro and his hench-
men succeeded far beyond
even their wildest dreams.
Further, according to the
babalu blog, there is only one
promise that Castro kept after
his famous march into Havana
on that fateful day of January
However, five of the impor-
tant promises he has not kept,
posted at
babalublog.com (http://www.b
6 h t m 1 )
rchives/005506.html> are:
A) "I will lead the country
to economic and cultural
progress without sacrificing
individual freedoms.
B) "There is little room in
Cuba for communist ideas."

C) Cuban rebels didn't
preach class war.
D) Promise to restore the
Constitution of 1940
E) The promise of free
For a local newspaper to
support the Castro regime in
this manner is shameless.
The "Journal" often prints
derogatory stories about The
Bahamas government, and
they are free to do so.
But if they operated in
Cuba, they would not dare
print any negative things
about the Revolutionary gov-
But what am I saying?
The owners of the Bahama
Journal, or anyone else for
that matter, can't own a pri-
vate newspaper or radio sta-
tion in Cuba.
But some facts are just too
inconvenient to mention for
those that support the regime
in Cuba.


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Firearm is
found in Eight
Mile Rock
Tribune Freeport
FREEPORT A firearm
was discovered in Eight Mile
Rock on Saturday evening,
according to police reports.
Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said that at about 5.50pm, an
unidentified person telephoned
the Central Detective Unit to
say he saw a shiny object,
which look like a gun, lying on
the ground in a grassy area in
Hepburn Town.
Officers went to the location
described by the source, on the
eastern side of an abandoned
building near a laundromat.
There, they reported finding
a black and silver .40 caliber
Baretta semi-automatic pistol
on the ground.
Supt Rahming said the
weapon was loaded with 10 live
rounds of .40 caliber ammuni-
After the scene was
processed, the firearm was tak-
en to the Central Detective
Unit' where further investiga-
tions are being carried out.
The police said they would
like to thank the concerned
resident who reported the mat-
ter and encouraged other per-
sons in the community to do

Edith Powell is

honoured by the

Polish government
Powell, Honorary Con-
sulate to the Republic of'
Poland, has been award-
ed the Knight Cross of
The Order of Merit of
The Republic of Poland,
for outstanding services
to the development of
Polish/Bahamian rela-
Mrs Powell received
the award from Robert
Kupiecki, newly appoint-
ed Polish Ambassador to
the Bahamas, during a
reception at the Lyford
Cay Club on August 21.

'No evidence' to suggest third

party involved in hanging death

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE investigation into the hanging
death of 11-year-old Devante McPhee
is still open but police say there is no
evidence to suggest the boy's injuries
may have been inflicted by a third par-
Authorities said they are still fol-
lowing "lines of inquiry" into the events
that led to the boy's death.
Police have classified his death as
"accidental" pending the results of an
"The investigation is open and we
have to follow the lines of inquires and
so we haven't found anything at this
stage to suggest that somebody else
might have done it to him.

Authorities following

'lines of enquiry'

"As it stands now, we haven't found
anything at this stage to suggest that
his injuries were inflicted or caused by
the assistance of some other persons,"
assistant commissioner in charge of
crime Raymond Gibson told The Tri-
bune yesterday.
Mr Gibson made these comments in
response to information reaching The
Tribune that young Devante may have
been playing some sort of "hanging
game" with two other boys when he

Last week, the East Street commu-
nity was left in shock after grandmoth-
er Melina Rolle found Devante's life-
less body hanging from a post in their
backyard. The young boy had his broth-
er's belt around his neck and a chair
next to his body, according to earlier
She said she had just returned home
from grocery shopping and had left her
grandson playing in the backyard.
"When I get back from the food
store, (Devante's) mother tell me to

go call him, but I didn't get an answer.
When I came out back here to get the
garbage I saw him hanging there," she
told a Tribune reporter on the scene
as she pointed to. the clothesline post
next to a rusty chair.
Family and friends, who were over-
come:with grief, described Devante as
a "good child" involved in extra-cur-
ricular activities.
They do not believe he would have
killed himself.
"It was a freak accident, he was play-
ing. He was always playing by himself
like that, always adventurous," Devan-
te's adopted aunt Debbie Ferguson said
at the family's home on Honeycomb
A 2008 graduate of Woodcock Pri-
mary School, Devante was due to start
junior high at CC Sweeting next month.

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THE Bahamas National
Trust's Discovery Club
Leader's Symposium was
opened by Charles Maynard,
Minister of State for Culture
and acting Minister of Youth
and Sports on August 17.
Twenty volunteers from
Andros, Abaco, Eleuthera,
Grand Bahama, Inagua and
New Providence gathered for
a week of training at the
Retreat, the BNT Head-
quarters on Village Road.
The Discovery Club began
as an after school pro-
gramme for BNT members
and is being launched this
year in partnership with a
number of schools, environ-
mental NGOs and represen-
tatives from family islands in
order to expand the oppor-
tunity for young people
between the ages of 6-12 to
Honoured at the opening
was Monique Sweeting, who
co-ordinated the after school
club for the BNT for more
than 10 years.


This highly acclaimed
badge programme focuses on
the natural history of the
Bahamas incorporating class-
room activities with outdoor
experiences. This fun learn-
ing experience places empha-
sis on the national parks and
protected -areas of the
Bahamas with special
emphasis on environmental
The activities for the week
were co-ordinated around
providing experiences that
the organizers will be able to
use in planning their Discov-
ery Clubs for the year.

Peer teaching activities for
the badge programmes, snor-
keling at Bonefish Pond
National Park, first Aid Cer-
tification and camping theo-
ry are just a few of the weeks
The group also received
special presentations on
birds of the Bahamas,
national parks, marine life
and special workshop sec-
tions on club finance and
encouraging environmental
The symposium culminat-
ed with a camping experi-
ence at the Maillis Farm at
Discovery Clubs will be
starting in September at the
Rand Nature Centre in
Grand Bahama, Inagua All
Age School, Nature's Hope
and Deep Creek Primary on
South Andros.
The clubs in Central
Andros will be co-ordinated
by Rivean Riley of the BNT.
Juanita Munroe will be co-
ordinating Black Point All
Age School and Abaco will
be co-ordinated in partner-
ship with Friends of the
Environment, which will
organise clubs for Cooper's
Town, Marsh Harbour, and
Sandy Point.
New Providence Clubs are
being formed at Queen's
College, Summit Academy,
Carleton Francis Primary,
Garvin Tynes Primary and
with the Nassau Village
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$50m project to restore oil storage capacity

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT A $50-million refur-
bishment project is underway to restore
2.5 million barrels of oil storage capacity
at the former BORCO plant in Freeport,
it was announced yesterday
First Reserve Corporation and Royal
Vopak NV (Vopak) which acquired all
the shares in the Bahamas Oil Refining
Company International Ltd in April 2008
- provide storage of petroleum products
for major oil clients around the world.
The company now operates as Vopak
Terminal Bahamas, and a new sign has
been erected at the entrance of the for-


mer BORCO plant on West Sunrise
T J Huizer, managing director at
Vopak, held a press conference yesterday
to inform the media of its plans in
He announced that the company will
invest well over a quarter of a billion
dollars, which will cover the refurbish-
ment of old tanks and two expansion
projects for the construction of new
tanks. Mr Huizer said that all of the facil-
ity's existing tank space is being used by
clients. He noted that the site can now
hold 20 million barrels, but that tanks
able to hold an additional five million
barrels are out of service.
"Our clients are crying for more space

and they are relying on Vopak," he said.
"Our goal is to be one of biggest inde-
pendent third party terminals within a
couple of years."
Mr Huizer said that refurbishment has
already started with the repair some of
the oil tanks that have remained dor-
mant for 20 years.
"We are spending $50 million to rein-
state about 2.5 million barrels. We have
started that and that will take us well
into 2009," he said.
According to the executive, Vopak
plans to spend $55 million to increase
storage capacity by additional 2.8 mil-
lion barrels during its Brownfield Expan-
sion Programme.
He said the project will involve the

construction of seven new tanks three
1/2 million barrels and four 330,000 bar-
rels. Mr Huizer stated that the Green-
field Expansion Programme is more
extensive and will result in an investment
of $250 to $300 million.
He revealed that they are looking to
build an additional 24 to 26 new tanks,
which will have a total capacity of six
million barrels.
"We have a large piece of land which is
part of our lease. That land has basically
been unused for years and we are cur-
rently evaluating to construct a new tank
park in that area it is under review," he
said. Mr Huizer said Vopak is a world
leader and works with major oil compa-
nies. They are presently involved with

10 major clients. He pointed out that
Vopak Europe Terminal, which is the
largest independent terminal with 22 mil-
lion barrels storage capacity, is also in
* the process. of expansion. Mr Huizer
said that Vopak Terminal Bahamas is
also demolishing and removing the refin-
ery units at BORCO which closed in
He also noted as terminal storage
capacity grows, the company will have
to look at constructing additional off-
shore jetties. Mr Huizer said that the
company currently employs about 160
workers and is actively seeking additional
Bahamians in key positions.
He noted that the company has
received some 700 applications to date.

New RBDF Marines charged with

safeguarding national security

THE new recruits of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force were
charged with protecting the coun-

try from illicit activities that
threaten national security.
Deputy Prime Minister and
Acting Minister of National Secu-
rity Brent Symonette delivered


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

Mr. Donald K. Roberts

of Sea Breeze Estates,
Nassau, N.P., The
Bahamas went home
to be with his Lord and
Saviour at 6:45 p.m.
on 21st August, 2008

A funeral service will
be held at The Bible
Truth Hall, West
Avenue, off Collins
Avenue, Nassau on
Wednesday, 27th
August, 2008 at 5:30 p.;

Mr. Roberts will be known to many as a long time
employee of City Lumber Yaid, Marathon Road,

He was pre-deceased by his parents, Garland and
Marie Roberts and is survived by his wife, Christine;
two sons, Michael and Gregory; one daughter,
Gaylene Gahagan; one sister, Agnes Lowe;
daughters-in-law, Alice and Sheila Roberts; son-in-
law, Wendell Gahagan; grandsons, Brian Gahagan,
Donnie and Joshua Roberts; granddaughters, Lisa
Berg, Heather Wells and Rachel Roberts; grandsons-
in-law, Scott Berg and Anthony Wells;
granddaughter-in-law, Jody Gahagan; great
grandsons, Christopher, Connor and Cullen Gahagan
and Mark Berg; great granddaughter, Lauren Berg
and a host of other family and friends, especially
Bernell Turner, Sheila Kentish, Jennifer Levine, the
Sir George Roberts Family, Ross Pinder and the
entire City Lumber Yard Family

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The
Bible Truth Hall, P.O.Box N.551, Nassau for the
'Moments With The Book Tract Fund' in Memory
of Mr. Donald K. Roberts.

Friends may pay their respects at Kemp's Funeral
Home Limited, 22 Palmdale Avenue, Nassau, on
Tuesday, 26th August, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. 6:30

Arrangements by Kemp's Funeral Home Limited,
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the message as he addressed the
graduation ceremony for New
Entry 45 at the HMBS Coral
Harbour base this weekend.
Mr Symonette admonished the
52 marines to render "patriotic
and exemplary service" as they
protect the country's 100,000
square nautical miles.
"Your accomplishment is built
on the commitment you made,
and which you have kept. It is
built on the demands made of
you, which you have met. It is
built on the sacrifices you made
and the challenges you confront-
ed head on," he said.
New entry training is an inten-
sive marine recruit traniing pro-
gramme designed to develop and
improve leadership potential, pro-
fessional skills, academic stan-
dards and physical fitness among
young recruits entering the regu-
lar force. New entry training con-
sists of 16 core subjects conducted
over a period of 16 weeks, accord-
ing to the Defence Force.
Training includes: Defence
Force rules and regulations, mar-
itime law enforcement, coastal
navigation, small arms, survival
at sea, rules of the road (for mar-
itime traffic), parade drills, land
and sea expedition.
The Royal Bahamas Defence
Force mission statement is: "To
become a self-sufficient, multi
mission maritime organisation
with the operational capacity to
respond to threats to national
security, as well as perform
humanitarian tasks inclusive of
maritime search and rescue, dis-
aster relief assistance, and peace-
keeping in co-operation with
regional ,partners."
In this vein, Mr Symonette
underscored the importance of
the 28-year-old military agency
to the country's national security.
"For decades, a persistent illic-
it drug trade and unrelenting flow
of illegal immigration into and
through the country have com-
pounded the country's national
security problems, challenged law
enforcement on land and sea,
taxed our strength and fortitude
as a nation, and burdened our
national budget and resources,"
Mr Symonette said.
He added that poachers con-
tinue to violate the country's "ter-
ritorial integrity", to deplete
marine resources, and to give no
thought to the fisheries manage-
ment and conservation laws and
"Grave new problems are
being packaged with the old,
making our national security
problems at sea and on land
increasingly complex," he said.
"In a country which produces no
guns and which 'has strict laws
governing the possession of
firearms, the increase in violent
crime using guns, particularly
murder and armed robbery are
undoubtedly (due) to the traffic in
The New Entry 45 was also
reminded that they have com-
mitted to being part of the coun-

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during their daz-
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onThursday, August 28th 11:
00 a.m. at St. Agnes Angli-
can Church, Baillou Hill
Road. Archdeacon 1. Ran-
furly Brown assisted by Fr.
Bernard Been, Deacon Neil
Nairn, Bishop Michael Symonette. and Dr. Hervis Bain will officiate.
Interment will follow in The Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lorraine; sons, Stephon, Valdero
arid Malachi Heastie Ramon and Duran Miller; sisters, (pre-deceased Mary
Carter and Enid Cooper), Jenny Wilson, Barbara Stewart of Fort
Lauderdale, Florida and Florinda McPhee of Freeport; Grand Bahama;
brothers and sister-in-law, Hickwood and Venus Heastie and Franklyn
Hinsey; mothers-in-law, Elsaida Porter and Gertude Knowles; fathers-in-
law, Christopher Knowles and Nathaniel Porter; aunts-in-law, Mavis Butler
and family and Sheila Seymour and family, Catherine Pratt and family,
Pamela Pratt of Freeport Grand Bahama, Mae Rolle of Bailey Bimini, Hilda
Munroe and Doreen Porter of Standiard Creek Andros, Carmie Woodside
of Mastic Point Andros; in-laws, Wayne and Jane Dorsette, Hervis and
Raquel Porter, lan and Tabatha Porter, Anthony and Christine Porter,
Nathaniel and Joann Porter, Calvin and Corrine Porter, Claire, Scott, Stuart
and Tamara Porter, Lynden and Shavette Porter and Dencil Porter,
Christine, Joan Patrick, Kevin and Gary Knowles, Sandra Johnson, Meochi
and Joe Garland, Bradley and Paula Mackey, Randy Mackey; numerous
nieces and nephews including, Edward Charles, Franklin, Harold, Michael
and Madeline Carter, Gary Cooper, William, Brian, Jeffery, Kim, Linda,
Lorraine and Larry Wilson, Derick, Gregory, Stephen and Vanrea Heastie,
Kelsey Dorsette, Sandra Wells; godchildren, Dwaquan Smith, Henry Butler
Jr. Stephain Johnson; other relatives and friends, Gregory Saunders and
family,. Sean Bain, Paulette Major and family, Steven Rolle, Stephen
Strachan, Trevor Bridgewater, Ray (Pepe) Harris, William Mark Cartwright,
Bruno Rolle, Nado Gibson, Rico Richardson, Bodkim Russell, Kenio Grant,
Erica Johnson, Rev. Ellerston and Daphne Smith, Shelly Johnson and
family, Dawn and Colin Johnson, Joanna and Aaron Neely, Elvis Thurston,
The Venerable Archdeacon I. Ranfurly, Fr. Bernard Been, Deacon Neil.
Nairn, St. Agnes Anglican Church family, Rev. Dr. Michael C. Symonette and
family, Rev. Dr. Hervis L. Bain and family, The Staff at the Dune's Restaurant
at Ocean Club, Roots Junkanoo Group family, The St. John's Native Baptist
Church Family, Dorcas Rolle, Cleveland Rahming and family, Sonia
Adderley and family, Kayla Smith and family, Icelyn Butler, Lorna Bethune
and family, Velma and Magnel Thompson, Monique McPhee and family,
Angela Munnings and family of Orlando Florida, Al and Hadassa Bullock of
Baltimore Maryland, Girls Brigade Council of the Bahamas and Turks and
Cakos, C. V. Bethel School family.

Friends may pay their lastirespects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44
,lassau Street on Wednesday homrn 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Thursday"
at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time. "

Call for alternative model

for Abaco developments

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homes, hotels, condos, resorts,
golf courses and marinas, some
affecting Crown land and envi-
ronmentally sensitive environ-
ments, scientists at Friends of
the Environment, an Abaco-
based not-for-profit organisa-
tion, are suggesting an alterna-
The environmental education
organisation established in
Marsh Harbour 20 years ago
facilitates communication
between local people, develop-
ers, and Government, to discuss
the potential impact of plans.
Charlotte Dunn, a marine
biologist and chairwoman of
Friends' Sustainable Develop-
ment Committee, said: "Our
biggest challenge is to educate
people who don't care about
the environment and will sup-
port any development next to
their community because they
just want a job.
"We try to tell them that if
the development is downsized,
and the footprint is less, then
they still can have a job and still
be able to go out on the boat
and get conch on the weekend
because it will be more sensi-
tive to the environment."
Eco-friendly resorts are a
growing global trend, Miss
Dunn said, and would provide
more diverse job opportunities
for Bahamians.
She said: "Eco-resorts would
offer jobs in bonefishing, and
to flora and fauna experts. They
would even open up an organic
farm to supply the resort so
people will have to come to the
community to have dinner.
"These places are the oppo-
site' of a gated community
where the community next to
it is just the workers, and the
people who go there will have
more interest in the local people
and their country."
Eco-tourists will pay around
$1,000 a night to stay in a high
quality resort, and expect to
have four staff serving each
room, in addition to wanting


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ke\ s-tall \%lth he pert local
know ledge. Miss Dunn said.
A\\e lh\e the ability\ to pick
and choose our developments.
she emphasized
V\e can sa\ these aire the
t.pe of people %e %kan to
attract. and %e don't ha\e to
sell ourselves out but with all
these approvals in principle I
can't imagine they have turned
anything down."
Approved developments
include the $160 million trans-
formation of Snake Cay, part
of a vast creek system on the
east coast of Abaco, where
building homes and apartments
and dredging a marina will
affect Crown land islands, a
$278 million development of the
Leeward Harbour Resort Spa
and Marina in Green Turtle
Cay, and the controversial
development of 19 homes, a

clubhouse and marina in Joe's
Cay, an island linked to Elbow
Cay by mangrove forest.
Executive Director of
Friends Kristin Williams added:
"All of these developments fol-
low the same model, it is
the same multi-use large devel-
opment going up on every
"But they are not necessari-
ly what is best for the Bahamas.
We need to look at the big pic-
ture and what we want 100
years from now.

"If the government turns
away one developer there are
ten more behind him who want
to come.
"We have a really small prod-
uct-that everybody wants.
"They have the power to say
if you want to come here, this is
what we want."
Friends of the Environment
are also calling for developers to
pay a bond to the Government
against environmental damage
and put money into the com-
munity they are developing.


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tropical storm around 2 pm yes-
terday. Accuweather forecasters
warned it could strengthen into
a hurricane as early today or
The Department of Meteo-
rology issued a tropical storm
alert was issued at 6 pm yes-
terday for the southeast
Bahamas (Inagua, Mayagua-
na, Acklins, Ragged Island
and Crooked Island) and the
Turks and Caicos, Wayne
Neely a forecaster at the
Department of Meteorology
A tropical storm alert
means that tropical storm con-
ditions could be experienced
in those areas within 60 hours.
"On the projected track,
Gustav will become a hurri-
cane by 2 pm (today) as it gets
off the coast of Haiti until it
hits land over Cuba and weak-
ens into a tropical storm," said
Mr Neely.
According to Accuweather
meteorologist Allan Reppert,
the islands of the southern
Bahamas should brace for
heavy rainfall and strong
winds as the storm moves
"It looks like probably by

Friday we could be seeing the
effects in the southern parts
of the Bahamas possibly. Best
chance is probably late in the
week, into the weekend that
we could see effects from the
storm. With it (the storm)
being that many days away
the (projected) track could
change but we do expect the
track to be off to the west and
making landfall over the
southern part of Cuba and
going northwestward, so it
looks like it should be off to
the west for the Bahamas,"
said Mr Reppert.
He added that the southern
Bahamas should brace for
stronger winds and heavy
rainfall as Gustav "could eas-
ily be a hurricane by '(this
Forecasters expect Gustav
to gradually decrease in
forward speed over the next
few days, according to the
NHC. '
At 2 pm yesterday, a tropi-
cal storm warning for the
southwest peninsula of Haiti
from southern border with the
Dominican Republic and
Port-au-Prince, Haiti was
upgraded to a hurricane warn-
ing, according to the National
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hurricane conditions are
expected in the warning areas
within the next 24 hours.
The storm is expected to
dump five to seven inches of
rain on Hispaniola and threat-
ens the island with dangerous
flash floods and mudslides.
Haiti is still recovering from
Tropical Storm Fay, which
battered the island a little
over a week ago and left
dozens dead due to heavy
Preparing For A Hurricane
listen for weather updates;
prepare a disaster supply
refill prescriptions;
clear yard of potential
protect windows and glass
doors with plywood or storm
fill car with gas; check
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secure your boat;
get cash banks and
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this is just Christie trying to rule by chaos. If I
was Shane Gibson, or Neville Wisdom, I'd be
scared," the source said.
Speaking about the reference to Mr Gibson
and former MP Wisdom, the source claimed that
both persons were mentioned in the report as
examples of persons involved in scandals that Mr
Christie was too "weak" to handle.
Other examples included the Korean Boat scan-
dal involving foreign fishing boats being given
permission to fish in Bahamian waters, despite
this being an industry reserved exclusively for
Bahamians; and the much publicized Anna Nicole
affair involving Mr Gibson.
However, as the report by Greenberg Quinlan
Rosner points out, the PLP needs to demonstrate
that it is taking action against corruption, and
show the public that it is truly committed'to service
if it wants to win at the polls again.
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oping and publicizing a party code of conduct,
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be, nothing would send a stronger signal of the par-
ty's seriousness about ethics and integrity than to
expel a senior member for corruption. We are
not recommending an unwarranted hunt for some
sacrificial lamb, but the truth is, no action would
have as much political impact as a well known
figure being exposed and punished by his or her
own party," the report read.
However, as sources explained to The Tribune,
the hard part now for the PLP is to identify which
member would be used to revamp its image and be
exposed on allegations of corruption.
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Executive Assistant to the Office of Academic Affairs
The Assistant to the Vice President Academic Affairs provides organisational support in the areas of
record keeping (particularly in the storage and retrieval of information); in the implementation of
decisions of the Academic Board and other relevant College committees and in the undertaking of small-
scale research and preparation of reports to inform and underpin academic affairs decision-making.

Director of Athletics
Reporting to the Vice President Student Affairs, the Director of Athletics directs and administers the
activities of The College of TheBahamas Athletics Department. As such, the Director of Athletics serves
as the lead administrator responsible for intramural and intercollegiate athletics, budget oversight and
compliance, coach searches, scheduling, academic support, facility issues, event management, media
relations and mak ffti, in conjunction with relevant departments. ;

ARD (Alumni Relations & Development)Assistant, Stewardship
The AR&D Assistant, Stewardship is the person on the Development team who ensures the successful
operation of a comprehensive stewardship programme that involves College Council Members, Senior
College Administrators and key volunteers.

ARD Assistant, Alumni Relations & Annual Fund
The AR&D Assistant, Alumni Relations & Annual Fund is the person on the Alumni Relations team
who assists with the successful operation of a comprehensive alumni relations and annual fund programme
that involves College faculty and staff volunteers, alumni volunteers, annual fund donors, College
administrators and student volunteers. Working directly and closely with the Alumni Relations & Annual
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programmes and outreach focused on the identification, engagement, solicitation and stewardship of
alumni and building greater alumni interest in and involvement with The College, as well as facilitating
greater connections among graduates.

Associate, Alumni Relations & Annual Fund
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fundraising programme. The incumbent will implement preliminary plans for The College's Annual
Giving Programme and will have direct responsibility for soliciting leadership level Annual Fund gifts.
The successful candidate will be someone with strong interpersonal, communication (both oral and
written) and organisational skills who enjoys the challenge of engaging people on a one to one level.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is a graduate of The College, who wants to serve their
alma mater and who will enjoy working with others to build the new Alumni Relations and Development
Department at The College/University of The Bahamas.

Administrative Assistant HI
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Affairs, including the necessary administrative support for the overall management of the unit. External
Affairs includes the Office of Communication and the Office for Alumni Relations and Development.

Writer, Campus Services
Writer with responsibility for Campus Services will perform writing and related duties as needed, for
the development and production of all College of The Bahamas collateral material, including brochures,
catalogues and other relevant publications, and also broadcasts of a promotional nature. The incumbent
will be expected to work within a demanding deadline driven environment and to also perform assignments
as related to content management of The College's website. Self starters and persons able to work
autonomously as well as in a team oriented environment will thrive in this position. This position reports
directly to the Associate Editor, Campus Services.

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for the development and production of all College of The Bahamas publications of a news, general
information and public awareness nature. The incumbent will be expected to work within a demanding
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relations. Self starters and persons able to work autonomously as well as in a team oriented environment
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The Creation of a University Brand Identity

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the design of initial marketing material to support the new identity.

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or to make inquiries, please contact:
The Office of Communication
The College of The Bahamas
P.O. Box N4912
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(242) 302-4304
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OLYMPIC champion Elena
Dementieva showed her mettle
at the U.S. Open, rallying in the
second set Monday to beat
Akgul Amanmuradova 6-4, 7-5
to start what's expected to be a
wide-open tournament.
Back from Beijing with her
gold, Dementieva won the final
four games. The fifth-seeded
Russian was glad to win quickly
and give her mind and body a
"It's very hard not to think
about the Olympic Games,"
Dementieva said. "Very difficult
to refocus. I mean, all my think-
ing is there in Beijing."
Former champions Lindsay
Davenport and Svetlana
Kuznetsova and fourth-seeded
David Ferrer also opened with
straight-sets victories. Many of
the stars were in a hurry they
wanted to beat the rain in the
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal,
James Blake and Jelena Jankovic

were set to play later Monday.'
Roger Federer, bidding for his
fifth.straight U.S. Open title, was
scheduled to begin Tuesday, as
were No.-1 Ana Ivanovic and the
Williams sisters.
The final Grand Slam event
of the season figured to be a
scramble, especially on the wom-
en's side. Justine Henin retired
and is not back to defend her
title and Maria Sharapova is out
with an injured shoulder.
Six different women have won
the U.S. Open in the last seven
years, and Dementieva is seeking
her first major championship.
But to her, the Olympic singles
title counts.
"The biggest goal for the year
was Beijing," she said.. "In Rus-
sia, if you stop anyone in the
street and ask what is a Grand
Slam, I don't think many people
can tell you. But everyone knows
the Olympic Games. There is
nothing bigger."
During a quick stopover in
Moscow to see her mom, she
found out how much the gold
"People just come to me and

say, 'Oh, I'm happy for you.
You're always losing in the final.
It's so great that you finally win
something big,"' she said.
Dementieva put together a
workmanlike win over Aman-
muradova. Her opponent from
Uzbekistan served for the sec-
ond ahead 5-3, but Dementieva
still had enough energy.
"I don't know what is best, to
be a little bit tired but very com-
fortable and very positive, or to
be fresh and not play in the
Olympic Games."
Li Na, who beat Venus
Williams in Beijing, beat Shahar
Peer of Israel 2-6, 6-0, 6-1. The
No. 23-seeded Davenport defeat-
ed Aleksandra Wozniak of
Canada, 6-4, 6-2 and No. 3
Kuznetsova beat Zhang Shuai of
China 6-4,6-2.
On the men's side, the fourth-
seeded Ferrer beat Martin Vas-
sallo Arguello of Argentina 7-6
(1), 6-2, 6-2 and No. 32 Gael
Monfils downed Pablo Cuevas
of Uruguay 6-4, 6-4, 6-1. The No.
29-seeded Juan Monaco of
Argentina lost to Kei Nishikori
of Japan 6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2.

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WHERE Olympians ran,
swam and slept, Chinese orga-
nizers see pop concerts, a pub-
lic pool, soccer and luxury
Authorities are scrambling
to make sure the 91,000-seat
Bird's Nest stadium and other
venues are put to good use
after the Olympics and Sep-
tember's Paralympics. They
want to avoid the fate of other
Olympic hosts that were left
with empty, debt-burdened
The NBA and private devel-
opers have been signed up to
run stadiums and arenas. The
Water Cube swimming center,
due to become a public pool,
raised money by licensing its
name for a bottled water
brand. The Bird's Nest is tak-
ing bids from companies for
naming rights.
"We believe that post games
and for a long period of time,
these venues will be used pret-
ty well," Du Wei, vice presi-
dent of the Beijing Olympic
Economy Research Associa-
tion, a group linked to the Bei-
jing organizers, told reporters.
"The management companies
will immediately open them up
for public use."
Still, Du and others say it
could take decades for the
Bird's Nest and other venues to
pay for themselves..
"We can't expect in the short
term all the investment will be
regained right away," Du said.
Beijing built 12 permanent
and eight temporary new
venues and refurbished 11 oth-
ers at a cost of $1.9 billion,
according to the city govern-
The Bird's Nest will be the
highest-profile test case for the
city's ability to make them
financially viable.
It has the advantage that it is
the first big, modem stadium in
a city where the main venue
for rock concerts and sports
has been the drab Workers
Stadium, a 58,000-seat hulk
built in 1959. But the new facil-
ity's huge size and potentially
high user fees could put it
beyond the reach of many
The stadium's deputy gen-
eral manager, Zhang Hengli,
declined to give financial
details or information on
planned events. But he told the
newspaper China Business
News it could take 30 years for
the Bird's Nest to repay its
$220 million cost. Zhang said it
needs at least $19 million in
annual revenues to cover main-
tenance and debt payments.
Beijing is relying in part on a
timeworn strategy of forcing
state companies to share the
cost of public facilities.
CITIC Group, the invest-
ment arm of China's Cabinet,
put up 48 percent of the money
to build the Bird's Nest and
the CITIC-owned Beijing
Guoan soccer club will make
the stadium its home field.
Zhang, the stadium official,
declined to discuss naming
rights. But China Business
News said as many as seven
companies are bidding. It said
they include non-Chinese bid-
ders, though attaching a for-
eign brand name to a national
symbol that appears on Chi-
na's 10-yuan note might be
judged politically unacceptable.
The stadium has raised $14.5
million by selling sponsorships
to companies including 3M
Corp. and German drug com-
pany Bayer AG. Their names
appear on seats and other facil-
The Water Cube was paid
for by donations from ethnic
Chinese abroad, making it
cheaper to convert to public
use. But in a city where the
average income per person is
$4,100 a year, managers say

ticket prices will be kept low,
which leaves less for upkeep
of its pool and its futuristic bub-
ble-wrap exterior;
"If we rely only on swim-
ming pool tickets, we certainly
will lose money," Kang Wei, a
deputy manager of the gov-
ernment company that owns
the pool, said in comments on
the Beijing organizers' Web
site. "So we will have other
products to guarantee the oper-
ation in the long run."

Pennington is its QB

ning back Ricky
Williams (34) is
tackled by Kansas
City Chiefs Bran-
don Carr during
the first quarter of
a preseason foot-
ball game Satur-
day, Aug. 23,
2008 at Dolphin
Stadium in Miami.
At rear left is
defensive tackle
Glenn Dorsey.

149 yards and one touchdown.
Perhaps more importantly, he
quickly has become one of
Miami's leaders. Pennington has
held receivers after practice to
work on routes and timing. And
he's taken teammates out for
dinners and movies just to get
to know them.
"A heck of a leader," guard
Justin Smiley said last week. "I
mean, he doesn't know any of
us from the man on the moon
right now, but he comes into the
huddle and says, 'Give me your
..We didn't break the huddle
good one time and he was like,
'Nah. nah, nah. Next time, we've
gol to stand and break the hud-
dle.' Just stuff a veteran with
great leadership would do. It's
pretty exciting."
But the D.olphins. have seen
this act before. -.' : .," ., ,
Pennington will be the 13th
starting quarterback for Miami
since Dan Marino announced
his retirement in 2000. And
inconsistency at the position is
perhaps why the Dolphins have
missed the playoffs a record six
straight seasons.
Coming off an embarrassing
1-15 season, the Dolphins are
hoping Pennington can provide
some stability this season and
be a bridge and mentor to
Henne. Pennington ranks first
in NFL history among quarter-
backs with at least 1,500
attempts with a 65.6 completion
"We're a young team," Spara-
no said. "He brings manage-
ment skills to the table. He can
manage a game really well. He's
a little bit calmer in there. He's
seen more situations."
The decision to start Pen-
nington leaves the future of
Beck and McCown in doubt.
Sparano did not announce a
backup and has insisted the Dol-
phins could keep four quarter-
backs, but financial reasons and
limited roster space make that
scenario unlikely.

MIAMI DOLPHINS quarterback Chad Pennington drops back to pass during the first quarter of a
preseason football game against the Kansas-City Chiefs Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008 at Dolphin Stadi-
um in Miami.

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Federation to
host collegiate
Sports Reporter
The Bahamas Basketball
Federation will again host
collegiate competition dur-
ing the summer months to
help teams prepare for their
upcoming campaigns and
give local squads an opportu-
nity to face an elite level of
The University of Seattle
Redhawks will play a series
of exhibition games this
week at the Kendal G.L.
Issacs Gymnasium.
Last year the BBF hosted
a number of universities
including Indiana and one-
and-done sensation Eric
Gordon, now with the
NBA's Los Angeles Clip-
The Redhawks will face
three Bahamian squads
including the College of the
Bahamas Caribs and the
NPBA runners-up the Elec-
tro Telecom Cybots.
The Redhawks are set to
advance to the NCAA Divi-
sion One in for the 2008-09
season and will use the trip
as a preliminary for their
premiere in one of college
.--r.ketball's top rated pre-
season tournaments, "The
Great Alaska Shootout."
The Redhawks have also
traveled to Barcelona, Spain
on a similar exhibition tour,
prior to the 2003-04 season.

prepares for
fourth major
of season

Sports Reporter
Following a pair of less
than stellar showings at the
Beijing Olympics and at his
latest pre-major tune-up,
Mark Knowles diligently
prepares for a run towards a
championship doubles title
in the fourth major of the
Knowles and Mahesh Bhu-
pathi fell 7-5, 6-2, to the
Brazilian team of Marcelo
Melo and Andre Sa, in the
doubles final of the Pilot Pen
Tournament in New Haven,
Connecticut over the week-
Knowles and Bhupathi,
the second ranked team in
the tournament double fault-
ed seven times in an error
filled championship match
which lasted just 82 minutes.
Both Knowles and Bhu-
pahti have had experience
winning U.S. Open finals
and are seeking to add a sec-
ond title to their resume. *
Bhupathi teamed with
Max Mirnyi to take the title
in 2002 while Knowles and
Daniel Nestor captured the
title in 2004.
Since the 2007 U.S. Open
the pairings have swapped
partners with Nestor and
Nenad Zimonjic now ranked
as the number one team in
the tournament.
Bhupathi and Knowles are
seeded fourth.
Prior to the Pilot Penn
Tournament Knowles and
Devin Mullings lost in the

opening round to Mike and
Bob Bryan, 6-2, 6-1.




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Sports Reporter
Team Bahamas once again dis-
played its athletic prowess on the
world's largest stage by equalling
its highest total medal output at
the Olympic Games and finish-
ing as one of the most formidable
countries per capital.
. With the two medals won at
the Beijing Olympics, the
Bahamas equalled their medal
winning efforts from Athens in
2004 and Sydney in 2000 and con-
tinued what has become a tradi-
tion of track and field excellence
since Frank Rutherford won the
country's first medal in athletics at
the Barcelona Games in 1992.
Triple jumper Leevan Sands
carried the burden of the entire
team into their final individual
event when he won the Bahamas'
first medal of the Beijing
Olympics with a National Record
setting bronze medal jump of
17.59m. Sands' bronze medal win-
ning jump came just moments
after Chris Brown was denied the
bronze medal in the men's 400m
when he was edged out on a head
first dive across the line by Amer-
ica's David Neville.
Brown, with the help of team-
mates Ramon Miller, Avard
Moncur, Michael Mathieu, Andre
Williams, and NCAA Indoor and
Outdoor 400m champion,
Andretti Bain, rebounded to
claim the silver medal in the
1600m relay in the final event at
the Bird's Nest.
In the official post-games
standings, the Bahamas was one
of six countries tied for 65th posi-
tion, among more than 200 coun-
With just a 24 member team,
the Bahamas walked away with
two medals, besting much larger
South Africa's team of 142 fin-
ished with just one medal, Egyp-
t's team of 104 finished with just


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one medal, while Belgium's team
of 103 athletes finished with two.
Team Manager, Foster Dorsett,
placed the entire team's perfor-
mance in perspective.
"We had some disappointing
performances. I know Derrick
(Atkins) wanted to get a medal,
but he did not get into the final as
did Chandra (Sturrup) and Don-
ald (Thomas)" he said, "But
when you look at the fact that
Debbie (Ferguson-Mckenzie) got
into two finals and we ended up
with two medals from Leevan and
the men's 4x4 team we have to
be pleased."
The silver medal in the 1600m
relay will turn out to be the sec-
ond relay medals for Moncur and
Brown. With Antonio Pettigrew's
admission to using banned per-
formance enhancing substances
,during the 2000 Olympics, the
United States 1600m relay team

was stripped of their medals and
the Bahamas' team of Moncur,
Brown, Carl Oliver, and Tim
Munnings will be awarded the
bronze medal after the results are
officially adjusted. The Bahamas
won its first Olympic medal at the
1956 Games in Australia, when
Sir Durward Knowles teamed
with Sloan Farrington to win the
bronze medal in the Sailing, star
class division.
Knowles returned to take the
gold medal in the same event at
the 1964 Games in Japan along-
side teammate Cecil Cooke.
Following the gold medal tri-
umph, the Bahamas experienced
a medal winning drought which
spanned nearly three decades and
five Olympiads (the country boy-
cotted the 1980 Games in
Moscow) before Rutherford's
bronze medal performance in

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WHITBY, Ontario
More than 200 people line an
overpass above a stretch of
.Canada's busiest thoroughfare
now known as the "Highway of
Heroes" :to pay final tribute to
three soldiers .killed in
Veterans, families and fire-
fighters respectfully applaud and
wave maple leaf. flags as the
motorcade passes. The soldiers'
families wave back in apprecia-
The ritual is repeated every
time a fallen soldier returns to
On Saturday night, as three
bodies moved down the 100-mile-
long section ot Higbhway 401 that
connects the military base in
Trenton, Ontario, to-the morgue
in Toronto, dozens of bridges
along the way were packed with
Canada has lost 93 soldiers and
one diplomat in Afghanistan -
including three soldiers killed by
a roadside bomb last Wednesday.
The country first sent troops to
Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks
and increased the deployment
after declining a U.S. request to
dispatch troops to Iraq.
As the death toll in
Afghanistan approaches 100, it
threatens to rekindle a debate
between those who argue a stable
Afghanistan is needed to protect
Canadians and global security and
opponents who say too many sol-
diers are dying for a lost cause.
That debate had largely dissipat-
ed since parliament voted in
March to extend the mission to

Retired Maj. Gen. Lewis
MacKenzie, the commander of a
U.N. force in the Balkans, said
the milestone could revive debate
about the mission but is not like-
ly to derail it.
i "There will be a lot of atten-
tion but I don't think it will cause
4 change in policy," he said. "It's
is tragic at 99 as it is at 101."
; One idea that could fuel the
debate is that some Canadians
lump Afghanistan with the war
in Iraq.
"Here's a U.N.-sanctioned mis-
sion carried out by NATO and
you still have people referring to
it as Bush's war and we're the
lackeys of the Americans,"
MacKenzie said. "That's just knee
jerk anti-American, anti-Bush
Canada's Conservative gov-
ernment had banned the media
from showing live images of flag-
draped coffins at the Trenton
base in 2006, angering political
opponents and some families who
accused the government of try-
inhg to play down the growing
human cost of the mission in
1 The decision mirrored the
bush administration policy block-
ing media coverage of the coffins
of slain service members arriving
in the United States.
i Canada's government has since
changed its stance on media cov-
erage of coffins in Trenton and
it now lets the families decide if
they want it.
Tom McFarlane, who has come
out to the highway at least 12
times since Canada lost its first
soldiers in Afghanistan in a
friendly fire incident in 2002, is
touched by those who turn out.

since it began in 2002.


Canada's Department of National Defense said. Their deaths bring to 93 the number of Canadian soldiers who have died during the Afghan mission
since it began in 2002.

"It's a big number and it's
growing. Every time I come to
the bridge I always wish it was
my last. But you know in the back
of your mind that it's not going to
be the last," said McFarlane,
whose nephew served in
Afghanistan. "It's the least that
I can do for these guys who are
giving their lives," he said.
The mounting toll in the fight
against al-Qaida and the Taliban
has exacted an emotional, if not
political, price in Canada a
country whose traditional role as
peacekeeper has left its citizens
unaccustomed to seeing soldiers
Canada has not lost so many
soldiers since more than 500 were
killed in the Korean War.
Judith Churchill, a 36-year-old
teacher, brought her two kids to
an overpass in Whitby on Satur-
day night but she had no answer
when they asketl when the war
would end.
"I never thought it would get
that high," Churchill said of the
death toll. "Canadians are tradi-

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PEOPLE watch a motorcade of hearses carry the bodies of fallen Canadian soldiers, Sapper Stephan Stock, Cpl.
Dustin Wasden and Sgt. Shawn Eades after a ceremony in Trenton, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, Aug. 23.

tionally peacekeepers and so for
us to lose that many, it's hard."
Jim Flaherty, Canada's Finance
Minister, praised his constituents.
who have been showing up each
time a dead soldier is returned.
"It's a great outpouring of sup-
port by ordinary Canadians. None
of this was orchestrated by the
government or by the town or
anything like that. It's just people
that want to come out and pay
their respects," Flaherty said.
"It's uniquely Canadian. It was
Canadians the majority of
whom applauded their govern-
ment for declining to join the
U.S.-led invasion of Iraq are
increasingly concerned about the
toll in Afghanistan.
In all, there are some 53,000
NATO-led troops from 27 coun-
tries serving there. But it has been
Canadian, British, Dutch and U.S.

forces with support from Den-
mark, Romania, Estonia and non-
NATO Australia that have
borne the brunt of the Taliban's
Canada has 2,500 soldiers sta-
tioned in Kandahar province, the
former Taliban stronghold that
has again emerged as the epicen-
ter of violence.
This year will likely be the
deadliest for international troops
since the 2001 invasion. Some 188
soldiers from international forces,
including about 101 Americans,
have died so far, according to an
Associated Press count. At that
pace, the year's total would far
surpass the record 222 troop
deaths in 2007.
At least 500 members of the
U.S. military have died since the
U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late
2001 for sheltering Osama bin
Laden, according to the U.S.

Department of Defense. John
Pierrepont, 55, a retired Torontd
police officer, does not agree witl
the mission in Afghanistan but
supports the troops. He's been to
the "Highway of Heroes" about
20 times.
"Some people cry. Some peo-
ple clap. It's just amazing," ierTh
repont said. "It's too InadWe did-
n't have rnorcpolitficians here that
might be less willing to send them
over there."
Steve Weiner, a 53-year-old
dentist, pulled off the side of
Highway 401 last week after
another dead soldier was brougv
home. "I don't think we're get-
tinig accustomed to seeing soldiers
die. There were 100 people on
the bridge," he said. "I left after a
while and every bridge all the way
home had a 100 people on it. It's
a sign of how special each one of
these people are."





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upgrade plan

for former

BORCO plant

Tribune Freeport
dmaycock@tribunemedia net
Bahamas Oil Refining Com-
pany International's (BOR-
CO) new owners yesterday
said they ultimately planned to
invest between $250-$300 mil-
lion in building 24-26 new stor-
age tanks, in a bid to make the
facility "one of the biggest
independent third-party ter-
minals" in the world.
T J Huizer. managing direc-
tor of the renamed Vopak Ter-
minal (Bahamas), said that
what he described as the
Greenlield Expansion Pro-
gramme would involve the
construction of 24 to 26 new
tanks, which will have a total
capacity of six million barrels.
"We have a large piece of
land which is part of our lease.
That land has basically been
unused for years, and we are
currently evaluating whether
SEE page 5B

Real estate project's first phase 58% sold

Caves Heights developer says 'economy may be rebounding', as sales rebound from six-month lull

Tribune Business Reporter
An upscale western New Providence
real estate development has sold 58 per
cent of its first phase units, its developer
told Tribune Business yesterday, after
experiencing a fall- off in demand during
the 2008 first half.
Chris Herrod said the Caves Heights
project, located near the Caves Village
development and the existing Caves con-
. dominium complex, seemed to be
rebounding from the economic chal-
lenges that have plagued many residen-

A E1 RIGo l6 BaI y Marina.

tial developments as a result of the US
economic downturn.
"We. had definitely seen a slowdown
on sales for the first six months of the
year, but now we have been getting quite
a few inquires. It is a sign that the econ-
omy may be rebounding," Mr Herrod
"We have done a lot of pre-selling,
and at the moment I would say that we
have sold about 58 per cent of the units
in the first two towers."
Mr Herrod explained that to date,
ground has been broken and construc-
tion has begun on the first phase of the

project, which involves completing the
first two towers.
"We've begun pouring the foundation
of the first two towers, which have 44
units, and that is scheduled to be com-
pleted within 18 months.
"Then we will enter phase two the
remaining towers which will have 42
units," he added.
Mr Herod said he was pleased with
the progress of Caves Heights, and said
the developers were currently on target
to meet their projected timelines.
Caves Heights also posted this
progress report on its website on Tues-

day August, 19: "The contractors com-
pound is in place.
:Site grading is under way, and block
work is. going up.
"We are on track with all construc-
tion. Views are wonderful.
"We will start with construction of the
sales office and build a road track to
give easy access in the following months,
so clients can easily access the site and
see progress during construction."
The Caves Heights development is a
private ocean view community, which
sits on seven acres. Unit prices begin at

Resort gets $50m plan expansion underway

Tribune Business Editor
The $50 million-plus upgrade of
a well-known Harbour Island resort
began last month after a three-year
wait to obtain all necessary permits,
the developers telling Tribune Busi-
ness yesterday that the expansion
would probably double full-time staff
numbers and create the "most envi-
ronmentally friendly marina opera-
tion in the Bahamas".
Bryan Bentley, the Romora Bay

* Harbour Island's Romora Bay property gets all
permits after more than three-year wait
* Developers target making 40-slip marina among
'most environmentally friendly' in Bahamas

Club & Resort's vice-president, con-
firmed that Bahamas Marine had
begun work on constructing the
property's 40-slip marina some six
weeks ago, around Independence

Day. "Over the course of the last 12
months, with the new government
we went through the approvals
SEE page 3B

* But despite likely top-line growth
through year-end, president warns
2008 performance likely to be
negatively impacted by weak
equities market
* Death claims rise seen across
industry, with benefits spike also
linked to increased medical
business volumes

Tribune Business Editor
Family Guardian's health premium revenues increased 20 per
cent year-on-year for the 2008 first half, its president told Tribune
Business yesterday, but added that its full-year financial perfor-
mance would be directly linked to how the weak Bahamian equi-
ties market performed.
Patricia Hermanns said that while the BISX-listed life and health
insurer was "optimistic" about continued growth in top-line pre-
mium revenues through the 2008 year-end, the equities market and
its effect on the value of Family Guardian's investments portfolio
would "impact our results going forward".
Ms Hermanns told Tribune Business that the increase in claims
paid out as policyholder benefits, which had risen by 21.4 per cent
in the 2008 first half to $22.368 million, would impact the company's
results "less than the equities market".
SEE page 4B

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Venture capital fund

targeting equity positions

Fund's Board aiming to present three-year plan to government in
next month, with goal of attracting private capital by period's end
* Chairman says equity stakes will give fund more ability to 'steer'
start-ups and ensure good management, as it moves away from loans

Tribune Business Editor
The Government-sponsored
venture capital fund is focusing
more on taking equity positions in
the start-ups it finances as
opposed to making loans, its
chairman told Tribune Business,
as its Board works on a three-
year strategic plan that ultimate-
ly hopes to attract private sector
capital to invest in the fund.

Michael Cunningham, the that had received debt financing
Bahamas Entrepreneurial Ven- from it, rather than equity par-
ture Fund's chairman, said that ticipation, Mr Cunningham said:
by taking equity stakes in the "Our strategy going forward is to
companies it financed, the fund have more equity participation,
would have Board seats and be and more involvement with the
able to directly influence the way management of these companies
these entities were managed and as well.
run. "We feel as though we can
Pointing out that the Bahamas steer these companies in a more
Entrepreneurial Venture Fund
had experienced "more trouble" SEE page 5B
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(In Voluntary Liquidation)

IN THE MATTER OF The Companies Act, 1992


UPON the Petition of the above-named Company
on the 21st day of August, 2008 preferred unto Her
Ladyship the Honourable Mrs. Justice Cheryl Albury.
AND UPON HEARING Mr. Sidney A. Cambridge
Jr., Esquire of Counsel herein for the Petitioner,
LIMITED (In Liquidation) (hereinafter referred to as
"the Company") AND UPON READING the Affidavit
of Edward Rolle filed herein on the 21st day of Auaust.
2008 verifying the said Petition, the Nassau Guardian of
the 5th day of August, 2008 and the 7th day of August.
2008, the Tribune of the 5th day of August, 2008 and the
7th day of August, 2008, containing the advertisement
of the said Petition, this Court doth order as follows:
1. that the voluntary winding-up of Jersey Private
Bank & Trust (Nassau) (In Voluntary Liquidation) be
continued, but subject to the supervision of this. Court;
2. that Craig Anthony Gomez be appointed Liquidator of
the Company without security;
3. that the Liquidator do within Three (3) months from
the date hereof and henceforth every. Three (3) months
file with the Court a Report in writing as to the position of
and the progress made with the winding-up of the said
Company and with the realization (if any) of the assets
thereof and as to any other matters connected with
the winding-up of the Company as the Court may from
time to time direct such Reports in writing to be sent to
any creditor of the Company who shall so request;
4. that no bills of costs and other charges, or expenses,
or special remuneration of any attorney employed by
the Liquidator of the Company, or any remuneration,
charges or expenses of such Liquidator, or any
manager, accountant, auctioneer, broker, or other
person be paid out of the assets of the Company, unless
such costs, charges, expenses or remuneration shall
have been taxed or allowed by the Registrar AND IT
IS ORDERED that all such costs, charges. expenses
and remuneration be taxed and ascertained accordingly;
5. that all actions or other proceedings against
the Company be stayed pending further order;
6. that the costs of the Petitioner be taxed and
paid out of the assets of the Company and that on
such taxation, the Petitioner's costs to comprise
all costs of and incidental to the said Petition;
7. that the costs of the creditors appearing by Counsel
and supporting the Petition be taxed and paid out of the
assets of the Company and that on such taxation the
creditors' costs to comprise all costs of and incidental to
their appearance on the said Petition;
8. that the costs of the contributories appearing by
Counsel and supporting the Petition be taxed and paid
out of the assets of the Company and that on such
taxation the contributories' costs to comprise all costs of
and incidental to their appearance on the said Petition;
9. that the Liquidator have liberty (if required) to
appoint Messrs. Callenders & Co., Counsel and
Attorneys.to assist him in the performance of his duties;
10. that the Liquidator have liberty to apply for directions to
the Judge in Chambers generally as he may be advised.
DATED the 21st day of August, A.D. 2008.


inflation in the US is run-
ning at an annual rate of
just under 6 per cent.
Crude oil is up by 46 per
cent, and gasoline by 30 per cent,
so far this year. The major
economies around the world, in
North America, Europe and Asia,
are slowing down.
What does this mean for the
average Bahamian?
This means that tough times
are ahead for at least the next
nine to 18 months. In recent
years, salary increases have been
averaging around 3 per cent per
year if you're lucky! Businesses
are also feeling the pinch, and I
am concerned that many small
businesses are folding.

Talk Shows
On one talk show this week,
the topic was the skyrocketing
cost of electricity. Caller after
caller told horror stories of their
personal experiences.
On a personal level, my month-
ly bill is up by about 40 per cent
over the past eight months.
This is after getting rid of all
incandescent light bulbs in favor
of fluorescent bulbs; putting the
water heater on a timer; making a
conscious effort to turn off lights
and electronics in unused rooms;
and using air conditioning as spar-
ingly as possible.
The fuel surcharge element of
our BEC bill is actually through
the roof. It is not something that
BEC or the consumer has any
real control over in the short
'The reality is the $100-plus per
barrel of crude oil will be with us

for a long time to come.
What is therefore required is a
long-term fundamental change in
our habits, and I dare say, our
lifestyles and our national poli-

remedial action
At the household level, this is
no time for 'business as usual'.
All of us will have to tighten our
belts until the economic situation
improves. Here are some tips to
ease the pain of these challenging
1. Cut out unnecessary driving.
Plan your trips more efficiently
and coordinate activities better.
2. Turn off lights in rooms not
being used. It is not uncommon to
see every room lit up in every
house as you drive through our
neighborhoods at night. Also
invest in a timer for your water
3. Cut out wasteful spending.
Bahamians have great difficulty
separating 'true needs' from
4. Carry your lunch from home
instead of buying lunch each day.
Most workplaces have kitchens
with refrigerators and
microwaves. Invest in some seal-




Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company commenced on the 25th day of August,
2008, Credit Suisse Trust Limited of Bahamas
Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, P.O.Box
N-3023, Nassau, The Bahamas has been appointed
Liquidator of the Company.

Credit Suisse Trust Limited


UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the world's leading financial institutions
in the Caribbean. Through our Business Area Wealth Management
International we look after wealthy private clients by providing them
,with comprehensive, value enhancing services, Our client advisors
combine strong personal relationships with the resources that are
available from across UBS, helping them provide a full range of
wealth management services.

In order to strengthen our team in Nassau, we are looking to fill the
following position on our UBSI (UBS Int'l) Service Desk:

Desk Head UBSI Service

In this challenging position you will be responsible for:

Acquiring high net worth clients;
Liaising ;viih UBSI Financial Advisors;
Advising clients (mainly from Latin America);
Proposing investment solutions in the client's mother tongue;
Leading.the UBSI Service Desk in Nassau.

We are searching for a seasoned team leader with at least 7 years
experience in international wealth management, specializing in the
fields of customer relations and retention, investment advice and
portfolio management. A proven track record in a comparable
position with a leading global financial institution, serving Latin
American high net worth individuals, excellent knowledge of
investment products and fluency in English as well as Spanish and/or
Portuguese are essential. Any other language would be a plus.

Written applications should be addressed to:

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas

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able plastic containers and save
5. Entertain yourself at home
with wholesome 'family-friendly'
activities, instead of always going
6. Finally, this is absolutely the
wrong time to be out of work.
For those fortunate enough to
have a job, make sure you take
the right attitude to work each
day and that you give a full day's
labour for the pay you receive.

Long-term policy
The Government needs to
devise and publish a National
Energy Policy. Last November,
the Singapore Government pub-
lished an 80-page document enti-
tled National Energy Policy
Report (NEPR). Two things
immediately struck me about the
1. There seem to be national
consensus (buy in).
2. It is a plan that goes far
beyond the next election cycle.
Singapore's NEPR is a com-
prehensive report that lays a clear
blueprint for the future. In the
'forward' to the report, the Min-
ister for Trade and Industry
states: "One key challenge is
ensuring our energy security.
Having no energy resources of
our own, we are dependent on
imports of oil and gas for our
energy needs, and hence are vul-
nerable to the risks of supply dis-
ruption. It is imperative that we
manage the security of our ener-
gy sources. The issues surround-

ing energy security are multi-
faceted, but a key strategy is to
diversify our energy sources."
The Bahamas faces the same
'macro' issues as Singapore, and
in this vein, we should:
1. Aggressively look at approv-
ing one or several of the LNG
proposals on the table (with
appropriate safeguards and con-
2. Immediately remove all cus-
toms duties and direct taxes on:
Solar panels and related bat-
tery systems
Wind turbines
Ocean turbines
Equipment used for bonafide
renewable energy plants
However, in doing so we must
ensure we have proper zoning
regulations and permit require-
ments in place.
3. Further reduce the rate of
duty on hybrids and electric vehi-
Until next week...
NB: Larry R. Gibson, a Char-
tered Financial Analyst, is vice-
president pensions, Colonial
Pensions Services (Bahamas), a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Colo-
nial Group International, which
owns Atlantic Medical Insurance
and is a major shareholder 'of
Security & General Insurance
Company in the Bahamas.
The views expressed are those
of the author and do not neces-
sarily represent those of Colonial
Group International or any of its
subsidiary and/or affiliated com-
panies. Please direct any ques-
tions or comments to rlgib-


Notice of
Of the Shareholders and Agenda

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of
Shareholders of Phoenix Four, Inc. will be held on Wednesday,
September 24"' 2008 at Fortis Insurance Belgium, located at
Rue du Pont Neuf 17, B-1000 Brussels.
Registration will commence at 10:00 a.m. in anticipation of a
11:00 a.m. start. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
1. Opening Statement from the Chairman
2. BDO Arbitration Update
3. Asset Summary
4. Review of 2007 Audited Financial Statements
5. Cash Position and Projection for 2008 and 2009
6. Re-Listing Update
7. Future Plans
Dated the 22nd day of August 2008.
By order of the Board.

applying to the-Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 19TH day of AUGUST, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.




Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above
company commenced on the 22nd day of August,
2008, Credit Suisse Trust Limited of Bahamas
Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, P.O.Box
N-3023, Nassau, The Bahamas has been appointed
Liquidator of the Company.

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Credit Suisse Trust Limited

Singapore shows Bahamas

..i the way on energy policy

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Bahamas to host Film Showcase

The Bahamas is to play host
to filmmakers from around
the region during the Second
Travelling Caribbean Film
Showcase, to be held from
October 1-4.
Bahamas FilmInvest Inter-
national, a sponsor and organ-
iser of last year's event, said
the showcase, which was
established two years ago, is
intended to recognize the
work and skill of film produc-
ers from the Caribbean.
It also provides an avenue
for these producers to expose
their work and creativity to
other members of the broader
Caribbean community.
Owen Bethel, the Bahamian
banker who is president of
Bahamas FilmInvest Interna-
tional, and a member of the
National Coordinating Com-
mittee, said last year's event

exposed Bahamians for the
first time to the depth of skill
and diversity that exists with-
in the region.
"The calibre of the works
of these producers could stand
parallel to the films out of
well-known Hollywood pro-
ducers. Furthermore, the films
generally contained issues or
subject matter to the which
the local population could
relate," Mr Bethel said.
The showcase this year will
focus on themes that are rele-
vant to children and adoles-
cents, as well as issues that
affect and threaten Caribbean
Erica James, curator of the
National Art Gallery and a
member of the National
Coordinating Committee,
added: "Given our own cir-
cumstances, regarding the

issues of youth to our coun-
try, it should be a revealing
experience for Bahamians of
all ages to view the films of
the showcase. While high-
lighting the diversity of cul-
tures within the region, the
film will also show our com-
mon experiences."
The International Selection.
Committee reviewed 116 films
from 16 countries in the region
before accepting 46 films from
12 countries for presentation
during the showcase.
Productions from Belize,

Cuba, Curaco, Colombia, Cos-
ta Rica, Haiti, Jamaica,
Nicaragua, the Dgminican
Republic, Suriname, Trinidad
and Tobago, and Venezuela
will be featured in this year's
showcase. Last year, the First
Traveling Caribbean Show-
case featured 21 films from 13
countries, including the
Venues for the films will
include the Galleria Cinemas,
the National Art Gallery of
the Bahamas, and the College
of the Bahamas.

Duties include: development, maintenance and
support of client/server and web applications.
Must be willing to work within a global project
and adhere to prescribed standards; must rely on
experience to plan an accomplish goals.
Must be highly motivated and a high achiever willing
to move up.quickly within the organization.


* Degree in Computer Science or equivalent at least
2-3 years related experience.
* Must be proficient in Visual Studio/2005, Java,
PHP, Hash, Ajax, XML/XSL
* Worked on MS SQL Server (2000, 2005) and My
SQL (4.5) on (Windows, Linux)
* Attention to detail is vital, the ability to priorotize
and effectively multi-task
* Ability to work with minimum supervision and
adhere to deadlines is essential
* Strong written and verbal communication skills are

Proof of expertise and skills will be required.
References also required.

Salary is commensurable with experience and
qualifications; will be eligible for profit sharing
within the company.

Submit detail resume to;
Human Resources Manager
P.O.Box CB 13456
Nassau, Bahamas

Resort gets $50m plan expansion underway

FROM page 1B

process with them, and received
all our permits and approvals
this year," Mr Bentley said.
"We went out to bid on the
construction contracts, and got
started in July. We are under-
taking construction on the mari-
na, and according to Bahamas
Marine its due for a Novem-
ber/December completion."
Mr Bentley said work had
also begun on enhancing
Romora Bay's infrastructure,
putting in a wastewater treat-
ment plant, and upgrading park-
ing and the bar and restaurant
area. Bahamas Marine current-
ly has 12-14 construction work-
ers on site.
Romora Bay's owner, the
Bonachella Investments con-
sortium, endured a more than
three-year wait for all the nec-
essary government permits and
approvals after it acquired the
property in November 2004.
A particular source of frus-
tration, as revealed by Tribune
Business last year, was that
under the former PLP govern-
ment the Docks Committee,
which is responsible for approv-
ing all'Bahamas-based marina
developments, first gave but
then rescinded approval for
Romora Bay's 40-slip marina.
It was thought that the deci-
sion to rescind the approval was
connected to the development

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of a 'Master Plan' for Harbour
Island's development that had
been proposed by the Save Har-
bour Island Association
That group, largely made up
of winter residents and second
homes, was opposing any fur-
ther resort development on
Harbour Island, citing the 60-
slip marina at the nearby Valen-
tine's Resort which seemed
completely out of scale with the
island's size and character as a
prime example of their con-
However, Mr Bentley con-
firmed to Tribune Business yes-
terday that "everything is
squared away" when it came to
the government approvals that
Romora Bay needed. Among
the permits it is understood to
have secured are a seabed lease
and Hotels Encouragement Act
"It's an exciting time for us,"
Mr Bentley said. "If anyone
knows Romora Bay, it's a great
piece of property that's seen
better days, so we're excited to
bring it to the level Harbour
Island and the Bahamas
"We're being very conscious
of the need to keep to the spir-
it of what Harbour Island is,
and the design bears that in

mind. It's been a long time com-
ing. We'd have liked to be
where we are now two years
ago, but we'll take it and push
forward from this."
Romora Bay currently fea-
tures 26 rooms, and the owners
plan to increase its capacity to a
total of 40 with the addition of
new condo hotel units.
"We're actually in the process
of upgrading the existing hotel
units, and hopefully next year,
once the marina is completed,
we will start work on the new
condo hotel units," Mr Bentley
Although unable to give a
precise figure, he added that
Romora Bay's expansion was
likely to come close to at least
doubling existing staff numbers
of 25-30 personnel.
In its initial economic projec-
tions for the project, as reported
by Tribune Business last year,
Bonachella Investments pro-
jected that the development
would have a $57.5 million total
economic impact over a three-
year period and create between
90-100 extra jobs.
Over that same three-year
period, it was projected that the
Romora Bay expansion would
generate an extra $9 million in
tax revenues and $27 million in
on and off-property guest

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Meanwhile, Mr Bentley told
Tribune Business: "When it
comes to the project itself, we're
doing everything to be as envi-
ronmentally sensitive as possi-
ble. We plan on this being as
environmentally friendly a mari-
na operation of any in the
Mr Bentley said Romora Bay
was "doing all of the compo-
nents of the Blue Flag certifi-
cation" programme for its mari-
na, which is a new build and
should be completed by
November/December 2008.
The certification involves
training all Romora Bay staff
to make sure waste is disposed
of properly; providing sewerage
pumping out stations for all vis-
iting boats; providing recycling
and waste disposal; offering
Blue Flag certification to
boaters; and providing all guest
boats with a dye disc.
The latter initiative, Mr Bent-
ley explained, would enable any
vessels who flushed and emp-
tied out their holding tanks
while in the marina to be cited,
as the dye would detect this and
change colour.

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The Public is hereby advised that the Road Traffic Department pursuant to
Section 64 of the Road Traffic Act Chapter 220, give notice of its intentions
to grant available Self Drive Cars/Scooters and Privately Schedules (School
Bus) Franchises.
Accordingly, the Department is presently accepting applications for the afore-
mentioned franchises.
All Application forms MUST be accompanied with the following documents:

* Attentative agreement of contract from a recognized institution
* A bank statement from a financial institution
* First four (4) pages of a valid passport
A current police record
* Copy of National Insurance Card

* A Detailed business plan
* First four (4) pages of a valid passport
* A bank statement from a financial institution
* A current police record

Persons need not apply without the required documents.
Applicantions should be submitted to the Franchise Unit, Road Traffic Depart-
ment, Thompson Boulevard no later than 4pm on or before 26th Septmeber,


GN 733

Departmental Notice
Sale by Tender

It is hereby notified that the undermentioned item has been forteited to the Crown
following breaches of the Laws of The Bahamas and will be sold by tender:-


M/V Caribbean Dolphin" 0164456

This vessel may be inspected by contacting the Officer-in-Charge, Royal
Bahamas Police Force, Police Harbour Patrol Division, Bay Street between
the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00p.m., Monday to Friday.

Tender Forms for submission are obtainable from the office of the Financial
Secretary, Ministry of Finance, 3rd Floor, Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre,
Cable Beach, Nassau.

Tenders should be submitted in SEALED ENVELOPES to the office the
Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Nassau Bahamas.

The Face of the envelope should bear the words:-


Tenders submitted with the foregoing should be received by 12:00 noon,
September 1st, 2008

The right is reserved to reject any or all tenders and the vessel is being sold
"as is where is".

FamGuard health

premiums grow

20% year-on-year

FROM page 1B
And with the BISX All-Share
Index down by around 12 per
cent for the year-to-date, Ms
Hermanns said it was possible
that the decline in value of Fam-
ily Guardian's equity invest-
ments could continue and
deepen during the 2008 sec-
ond half.
"The critical issue for us this
year is the equities market and
its weakness. The equities mar-
ket will impact our performance
going forward, depending on
how far prices decline," Family
Guardian's president said.
"That is a constant, but outside
of that we are optimistic about
our continued growth. We
anticipate our being able to
grow through year-end.
"The equities market has the
potential of making increasing
swings against the prior year.
Last year the market went up
quite aggressively, against sig-
nificant declines this year."
Family Guardian saw the
unrealized value of its invest-
ments in equities (the current
paper value of its existing
investments in stocks and
shares) drop by $817,693 dur-
ing the 2008 first half, compared
to a $1.074 million gain during
the first six months of June
This $1.9 million swing was
almost entirely responsible for
Family Guardian's 39 per cent
drop in first half profits to
$3.025 million, compared to the
$4.959 million gained in the
2007 comparative period.
Seemingly preparing Family
Guardian's shareholders for the
fact that the company's 2008
financial performance is unlike-
ly to be as buoyant as 2007's
record-setting year, Ms Her-
manns said the issues raised by

"We haven't
seen any huge
changes in
surrenders, like
we've been
reading about
with other

Patricia Hermanns
the equities market decline
were not "particular" to her
Rival Bahamian life and
health insurers were all suffer-
ing declines in the value of their
investment portfolios, too, and
Ms Hermanns said Family
Guardian's equities holdings
were smaller than those of its
competitors implying the com-
pany was not affected as much.
Although Family Guardian
saw a 26.7 per cent spike in ben-
efits paid-out during the 2008
second quarter, rising to $12.059
million from $9.519 million in
2007, Ms Hermanns said there
was "nothing unusual" in this
increase, which was caused by a
rise in death claims.
Pointing out that claims
trends often moved in cycles,
the Family Guardian president
said that based on conversations
with her Bahamian life and
health insurance counterparts,
she understood "that the indus-
try has seen an escalation in
death claims this year".
Another factor behind the
claims and benefits increase was
the growth in Family
Guardian's health business, as

increased volumes naturally
translate into a rise in claims
for life and health insurers.
However, Ms Hermanns said
the rate of health premium
growth was outstripping the
increase in medical claims.
She explained: "We have
experienced a substantial
increase in our health business.
We have had a large jump in
health business sold. We are up,
in terms of premium, by more
than 20 per cent over the prior
year on health business.
"That's not reflective only of
business gained this year. We
have been very aggressive,
through our agency force, in
expanding our reach into the
health market and other mar-
kets. We've seen some transfer
of business, we've seen new
business, and some of it's come
from existing business."
Ms Hermanns added: "Our
premium income has grown
substantially. We're seeing that
our business volumes are con-
tinuing to expand, and our pre-
mium revenue is growing.
"I think that's outstripping
our [growth in] claims by a long
shot. The growth in claims is
related to the growth in busi-
ness volumes the more busi-
ness you get, the more claims
you get but the rise in claims is
not outstripping the growth in
Ms Hermanns added that
despite the difficult economic
climate, Family Guardian had
not seen any increase in policy
surrenders by its clients.
"We haven't seen anything
that is a concern. Our premium
growth reflects that," Ms Her-
manns said. "We haven't seen
any huge changes in surrenders,
like we've been reading about
with other companies. We
haven't seen any upturn in pol-
icy surrenders."

BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited, Nassau, Bahamas, an established
international private bank, with its headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland, is
presently accepting applications for


Applicants for the position of Head Treasury Management within the Financial
Services Unit must have Banking or Financial education and at least 10 years
experience in the offshore banking sector, good knowledge of the treasury
business (Deposits, Placements, Floating Rate Notes book management,
Reverse Repos, .... Applicants shall also have execution capabilities on the
Foreign Exchange, Stock and Bond markets and have knowledge of local
legislation, regulatory & statutory matters as well as international banking
practices. Proficiency in Italian is highly desirable.

Personal qualities:

Goal-oriented, self-motivated, positive attitude and outlook
Strong problem solving, investigative
Service oriented
Good capability to interact with functional reporting lines and counterparties
Must be able to work under pressure
Commitment to quality and service excellence
Efficient organizational skills
Flexibility in office hours and hands-on approach when necessary


Manage the Bank's liquidity according to the assigned guidelines
Ensure timely and precise execution of orders
Ensure proper and continuous reporting to the functional reporting lines
Direct involvement with External Asset Manager's clients
Foster and maintain communication with internal/external banking professionals
Meet deadlines on timely basis

Interested persons with such qualifications should submit their resume/curriculum
vitae to:-

Human Resources Manager
BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited
Goodman's Bay Corporate Centre, West Bay Street and Sea View Drive
P. 0. Box N-7130
Nassau, Bahamas

Fax no. (242) 502 2203 or email: ruby.kerr@bsibank.com


The successful bidder will, on making full payment, assume all risks for the
item sold and for making arrangements for its removal within seven (7) days
after payment.

For vessels that are not registered in The Bahamas, no guarantee is given as to
their eligibility for registration elsewhere.

Colin Higgs
Financial Secretary

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Venture capital fund

FROM page 1B

positive direction, as opposed to
going in with debt. Ownership
involves more participation by
the fund, and we're looking to be
equity partners in more new ven-
Mr Cunningham said the
Bahamas Entrepreneurial Ven-
ture Fund "hasn't seen the kind of
performance expected over the
last few years" from the debt and
equity investments made in the
dreams of Bahamian entrepre-
When it came to loans (debt)
made to start-ups, he added:
"Those are the ones we find are
more trouble than the ones where

we've taken equity stakes."
Mr Cunningham said the
Bahamas Entrepreneurial Ven-
ture Fund's Board and its admin-
istrator, Jerome Gomez of Baker
Tilly. Gomez, were currently
working on developing a three-
year "strategic plan" for the fund
that was likely to be presented to
the Government within the next
four to five weeks.
A key component of that three-
year plan is the need to attract
private investors and capital to
invest in the Bahamas Entrepre-
neurial Venture Fund, something
that Mr Cunningham said might
be achieved at the end of those
three years.
Apart from making the fund
less reliant on the Government,

which is currently its sol
through a $1 million anl
tion, attracting private
would also enable it to
the size of its individu
ments and take on 'hi
greater return' projects
Currently, the Bahamr
preneurial Venture Fun
ed to a maximum $100
to any applicant, and a
$200,000 equity stake.
"We're putting to
three-year strategic p
hopefully in the next th
we'll get to the point
turn the fund around,"
ningham said.
"The way we're loo
going forward, in the nc
tant future, is to get pri'

FROM page 1B

to construct a new tank park in
that area. It is under review," he
BORCO was acquired earlier
this year, in a deal thought to be
worth $900 million, by a combi-
nation of US-based First Reserve
Corporation, the world's largest
private equity investor in the oil
and gas industries, and terminal
operator Royal Vopak NV.
Vopak has a 20 per cent equity
interest in the deal, which was
first revealed by Tribune Busi-

The duo purchased BORCO
from the Venezuelan state oil
company, PDVSA, and inherit-
ed an unused 200-acre site that
was always likely to be used for
future expansion.
Prior to the Greenfield Expan-
sion project, the new owners have
already initiated a $50-million
refurbishment project to restore
2.5 million barrels of oil storage
Mr Huizer said all of Vopak
Terminal Bahamas' tank space
was currently sold out to clients,
but while there was currently 20
million barrels of storage capaci-
ty on site, some five million was
out of service.

Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is .hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 18th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,



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Legal Notice



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of AUVERGNE VALLEY LTD.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register.



le sponsor ty participation in the fund as w
1iLal injcc- in the form of shares, and not j
e capital rely on an annual injection fr<
increase the Government.
al invest- "We don't want to be higl
gher-risk, dependent on government
i. finance the fund itself. We wa
nas Entre- to move away from that.
id is limit- "If we have private capital,
),000 loan believe we can get more money
maximum start off with, and if we get mo
funds we can start to venture ii
gether a bigger projects.
)lan, and "Some of the higher risk on
iree years we feel can do well."
where we Mr Cunningham said he kn
Mr Cun- of at least one business that nee
ed $500,000 in funding to "ge
king at it where it needs to be. Higher r
ot too dis- equates to higher return, a
vate equi- some of the pension funds m

"Our clients are crying out for
more space and they are relying
on Vopak," he said. "Our goal is
to be one of the biggest indepen-
dent third-party terminals with-
in a couple of years."
Mr Huizer said the upgrade
programme has already started
to repair some of the oil tanks
that have remained dormant for
the past 20 years.
"We are spending $50 million
to reinstate about 2.5 million bar-
rels. We have started that, and
that will take us well into 2009,"
Mr Huizer said.
He added that Vopak plans to
spend another $55 million to
increase storage capacity by 2.8
million barrels during its Brown-
field Expansion Programme.
Mr Huizer said the project will
involve the construction of sev-
en new tanks three of half a mil-
lion barrels capacity, and another
four able to store 330,000 barrels

Mr Huizer said Vopak worked
with the major oil companies, and
was presently involved with 10
major clients.
He pointed out that Vopak
Europe Terminal, which is the
largest independent terminal in
the world, with 22 million barrels
storage capacity, is also in the
process of expansion.
Mr Huizer said Vopak Termi-
nal Bahamas was demolishing
and removing the refinery units
that closed in 1985.
He added that as terminal stor-
age capacity grows, it will have
to look at constructing additional
offshore jetties.
In terms of employment, Mr
Huizer said the company cur-
rently employs about 160 workers
and is actively seeking additional
Bahamians in key positions. He
noted that the company has
received some 700 applications
to date.

NOTICE is hereby given that DIANA WIGHTMAN, P.O. BOX
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 15TH day of AUGUST, 2008 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice



(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 13th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,



equity positions

'ell even be interested". pation, or have other people in
ust The Bahamas Entrepreneurial the business community to sit on
om Venture Fund's chairman said these companies' Boards to give
that the $1 million injection them guidance, these companies
hly received from government annu- can be successful ventures.
to ally was adequate to meet the "One of the things we see lack-
ant fund's financing needs for the ing from persons who want to get
next 12 months, but thereafter money from the fund is that they
we the need to attract private capital don't have any capital or $1 to
to was paramount. put into their company.
ore "Bahamians do have a lot of "That makes it very difficult
nto good ideas, but the management for the fund to go with it.
expertise, savvy, is lacking," Mr "We want to see more owner-
nes Cunningham said. ship participation as well."
"If we go with equity partici-

$250-$300m upgrade plan

for former BORCO plant

Commonwealth of The Bahamas 2008

(In Voluntary liquidation)

IN THE MATTER OF The Companies Act, 1992


UPON the Petition of the above-named Company
on the 21st day of August, 2008 preferred unto Her
Ladyship the Honourable Mrs. Justice Cheryl Albury.
AND UPON HEARING Mr. Sidney A. Cambridge Jr.,
Esquire of Counsel herein for the Petitioner, BANCO
(hereinafter referred to as "the Company")\AND
UPON READING the Affidavit of Edward Ro le filed
herein on the 21 st day of August, 2008 verifying the
said Petition, the Nassau Guardian of the 5th day of
August, 2008 and the 7th day of August, 2008, the
Tribune of the 5th day of August, 2008 and the 7th
day of August, 2008, containing the advertisement
of the said Petition, this Court doth order as follows:
1. that the voluntary winding-up of Banco Popular
International Limited (In Voluntary Liquidation) be
continued, but subject to the supervision of this
2. that Craig Anthony Gomez be appointed Liquidator of
the Company without security;
3. that the Liquidator do within Three (3) months from
the date hereof and henceforth every Three (3) months
file with the Court a Report in writing as to the position of
and the progress made with the winding-up of the said
Company and with the realization (if any) of the assets
thereof and as to any other matters connected with
the winding-up of the Company as the Court may from
time to time direct such Reports in writing to be sent to
any creditor of the Company who shall so request;
4. that no bills of costs and other charges, or expenses,
or special remuneration of any attorney employed by
the Liquidator of the Company, or any remuneration,
charges or expenses of such Liquidator, or any
manager, accountant, auctioneer, broker, --or other
person be paid out of the assets of the Company, unless
such costs, charges, expenses or remuneration shall
have been taxed or allowed by the Registrar AND IT
IS ORDERED that all such costs. charges. eXDenses
and remuneration be taxed and ascertained accordingly;
5. that all actions or other proceedings against
the Company be stayed pending further order;
6. that the costs of the Petitioner be taxed and
paid out of the assets of the Company and that on
such taxation, the Petitioner's costs to comprise
all costs of and incidental to the said Petition;
7. that the costs of the creditors appearing by Counsel
and supporting the Petition be taxed and paid out of the
assets of the Company and that on such taxation the
creditors' costs to comprise all costs of and incidental to
their appearance on the said Petition;
8. that the costs of the contributories appearing by
Counsel and supporting the Petition be taxed and paid
out of the assets of the Company and that on such
taxation the contributories' costs to comprise all costs of
and incidental to their appearance on the said Petition;
9. that the Liquidator have liberty (if required) to
appoint Messrs. Callenders & Co., Counsel and
Attorneys to assist him in the performance of his duties;
10. that the Liquidator have liberty to apply for directions to
the Judge in Chambers generally as he may be advised.

DATED the 21st day of August, A.D. 2008.

C F A L" ( ( t. L) I A I -
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX W CLOSE 1.804 80 | CHG -0.25 | %,CHG -0 01 I YTD -261.95 YTD% -12.67
FINDEX /. CLOSE 000.00 | YTD% -10 04% I1 2007 28 29%
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52WK-Hi 52wk-Low Socurlyr 6 Pi ovous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yn-ld,
1.95 1.51 Abaco Markots 1 81 1.81 0.00 0 135 0.000 134 0.00%
11.80 11.60 Bahamas Propoery Funidl 11 80 11.80 0.00 1.061 0.200 11 1 I 9%
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0.99 0.85 Benchlark 0.89 0 89 0.00 -0 823 0.020 N/M 2 25%
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14.11 1075 Cable BIahama 14.11 1-.11 0.00 200 1.224 0240 11 5 1 /0%
3.15 2.85 Colin1. Holdings 2 88 288 0.00 8.900 0.046 .040 62 G 1 39%
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Sudoku Puzzle

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


2 1

3 5

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3 8 6 9

7 4 2 8
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Difficulty Level * 8/27

Kakuro Puzzle
Best described as a number crossword, the task in Kakuro is to
fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the sum of
S 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

Kakuro Answer


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1 Present following the
future (9)
8 Number three
is wrong (5)
9 Some wine no-one sent
back (7)
10 Metal container
of very poor
quality (3-3)
11 The dangers of using bro-
ken pliers (6)
12 Putting wild cattle on a
ship is lacking sense (8)
15 Water creature is quiet
inland (8)
18 A Verdi composition that's
diverse (6)
20 Slight injury? (6)
21 Was sullen and cross in
retirement (7)
22 Growing inexperienced (5)
23 Make a smashing entrance


Yesterday's Cryptic Solution
Across: 1 Herring, 4 Owner, 7 Love,
8 Mentally, 10 Advertiser, 12 Splays,
13 Refund, 15 Advice note, 19 Twos,
20 Niece, 21 Reverse.
Down: 1 Halma, 2 Revivals, 3 Gaelic,
4 On the level, 5 Nile, 6 Raymond
Chandler, 9 Frayed edge, 11 Tug-of-
war, 12 Silicon, 14 Linear, 16 Ensue,
17 Vale.

2 Take part in a running
match (5)
3 Necessitate being in late
perhaps (6)
4 Twelve-inch pace? (8)
5 Is among those left to fight
6 This may be used to bring
down a helicopter (7)'
7 Objected to poster Ted put
out (9)
11 Game available from pig
trader (9)
13 Study poetry, so to speak
14 Thwarted by interbreed-
ing? (7)
16 First-rate swimmer in far
from peak condition? (6)
17 Protection for king in love
19 Vessels were wrecked on

the point (5)

Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Pass out, 4 Scoff, 7 Rout,
8 Analysis, 10 Liberality, 12 Hard
up, 13 Facile, 15 Quid pro quo, 18
Decrepit, 19 Find, 20 Gamut, 21
Down: 1 Peril, 2 Stubborn, 3 Tingle,
4 Split hairs, 5 Oust, 6 Festive, 9
Fraudulent, 11 Disquiet, 12
Hangdog, 14 Adrift, 16 Order, 17

1 Lacking dexterity (3-
8 Heighten (5)
9 Rumour (7)
10 Develop
gradually (6)
11 Connect (6)
12 Unquestioning (8)
15 Three-sided
figure (8)
18 Imperturbability (6)
20 Begin
again (6)
21 Decisive (7)
22 Alert (5)
23 Partly sheltered
anchorage (9)


Magnus Carisen v Lev Aronian,
Cows Wijk 2008, The Norwegian
teenager and the Armenian number
one shared ftist prize, but it would
have been different had the 17-year-
old made the Maeal is et, rook for bishop
and two pawns, but Caflsen was
concerned at Slack's counterplay so
he bailed out for a draw by 1 Q93
Qe2!2Qc7Qf3t+3Rg2Qdl+4 gl 1
Qf3+ with perpetual check. Carisen
had analysed the obvious 1 Rxa6
but reckoned that the reply Rxf2
threatening Qxh2 mate and alo
xlb2 would be too strong. Prodigy
Carlsen, widely tipped as a future
world'champion, overlooked a
hidden trkk. Can you spot White's
winning idea which the teenage
grandmaster missed?

.2 Expert (5)
3 Size and general
makeup (6)
4 Harshly critical (8)
5 Nonsense (6)
6 Regional form of lan-
guage (7)
7 Resignation to failure
11 Dutch commercial
capital (9)
13 Ready (8)
14 Male relative (7) .
16 Quantity (6)
17 Bring out (6)
19 West African country


i_ 1 -t J

Ohess: 8668:1 Rxa6 Rxf2 2 Qxe6 Qxe6 3 RxeS
WRAb2 4 Ral! followed by a winning advance of
Whfte's aS pawn.





East dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.

*QJ 1083
*K 105
+Q 106
A J93




words i



HOW many words of four
letters or more can you make
from the letters shown here? In
making a word, each letter may
be used once only. Each must
contain the centre letter and
there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
Good 21; very good 31;
excellent 42 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.
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cagoule cell cello cleg clue
cole collage COLLEAGUE
college eagle eciogue gale
glee glue lace league legal
locale luge ogee ogle ullage

Consider this deal where she was
West and led the queen of spades
against three notrump. She was play-
ing with a partner wlho fiad
beseeched her on numerous occa-
sions, as had so many others, to con-
serve her high cards during the play.
It was largely for this reason,
after declarer had vwon the spade lead
with the king and led the king of
clubs followed by the jack, that
Sylvia obediently played her ten on
the jack! The purpose in doing this
was to conserve her highest card in
clubs, the queen!
Declarer had planned to follow
low from dummy had Syh ia played
the queen, or had she shown out of
clubs, since he could assure scoring
at least 10 tricks by retaining
dummy's ace.
But when Sylvia produced the ten,
declarer could not conceive that
Sylvia would have the Q-10-x and
fail to co\ cr the jack. Accordingly, he
went up with the ace, expecting to
catch East's queen.
After East showed out on the ace
of clubs, declarer, to his utitter dismay.
finished down two, and Syl\ ia added
still another scalp to her e\tensi\e

TQ 10954

The bidding:
East South West North
Pass 2 NT Pass 3 NT
Opening lead queen of spades.
There were a handful of members
at the club who stoutly maintained
that Sylvia was the worst player they
had ever seen. Of course, most of
them realized that this harsh judg-
ment was colored by their own bitter
experiences as her partner. Even so.
it was fashionable to refer to Sylvia
in this derogatory manner.
Despite her reputation, Sylvia did
have her moments of sublime glory.

Tomorrow: Dangerous waters ahead.
C2008 King Featureb Syndicate Inc.









Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker

Sylvia Misapplies a Rule

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WHEN A foot requires medical
attention, footwear becomes a
factor in the patient's treatment,
recovery or rehabilitation.


Summer sun




THE human foot is a very complex
organ. In fact, there is no other foot
even closely like it in all nature.

What is so unique about
the human foot?,It is the
only foot in nature with a
heel bone that touches the
ground; that has a straight-
ahead big toe (instead of a
thumb-like) and that has an
arch. The foot has 26 bones.
A pair of feet has 52 bones,
which is more than one-
fourth of all the 206 bones of
the body. This is an indica-
tion of how important nature
regarded the foot when she
designed it.
Taking the structure of the
foot even further, there are
33 joints, and over 100 ten-
dons, muscles and ligaments.
That is an awful lot of places
for pain to occur. When a
foot requires medical atten-
tion, footwear becomes a
factor in the patient's treat-
ment, recovery or rehabilita-
When appropriate, doctors
refer patients to specialists
who are trained in pedor-
thics to address lower-limb-
related problems and
pathologies using footwear.
At a pedorthic facility,
trained pedorthists will fit
your feet with specially
designed inserts for your
particular foot shape and
condition. Trained staff also
have in-depth knowledge of
proper shoe selection and
modification for customers
who suffer from foot prob-


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protection for

your toddlers

CHILDREN need sunlight
but there must be a balance
between getting enough sun
and protecting your child
when they are outside from
the damaging effects of the
sun. .-
Pink cheeks on a baby look .
adorable, but that glow is a
sign of sun damage no matter
ho\\ health\ it makes your
child look. This damage accu-
mulates even' day throughout
Sunlight triggers man\
changes in the skin. Early
changes include suntan, sun-
burn, freckles, while late
changes include wrinkles, age
spots and looseness and sag-
ging of the skin. The most seri- oller/carriage provides ade
ous change of all is skin cancer stroller/carriage provides ade-
which can be deadly in some qate shade with a hood.
cases. Ninety per cent of all A
skin cancers arise from exces- CHOOSING A
sive exposure to sunlight. In SUNSCREEN
fact, one blistering sunburn in Look for SPR 15 or greater.
childhood can double a per- Do a "patch test" by putting
son's lifetime chances of a small amount of sunscreen
developing a serious form of on the inside of your child's
skin cancer. wrist to test for irritation or
OUTDOOR PRECAUTIONS If an irritation or rash devel-
Your baby should have ops, try another product.
fresh air and light but NOT A cream or lotion sun-
during the peak time of the screen may be better than an
day. Schedule your baby's alcohol-based or gel-based
stroll for early morning or late product.
evening when the sun's rays If the sunscreen is scented
are less powerful. and attracts insects, then try
You should put on a sun hat unscented.
or bonnet with a wide brim
whenever the baby is outside. APPLYING SUNSCREEN
When outside, find a Sunscreens should NOT be
shady place for your baby if used on babies under six
possible. months old. In fact, babies
Ensure your baby's arms under six months should be
and legs are covered by tight- exposed to the sun as little as
ly woven but loose fitting possible.
clothing. Apply the sunscreen as lib-
Ensure that the baby's erally and evenly as possible.

A CREAM or lotion
sunscreen may be
better than an
alconol-based or
gel-based product

Rub in well. If your child is
squirmy, then apply the sun-
screen to your hand then rub
it in.
Apply at least 30 minutes
before going outside.
Sunscreen MUST be reap-
plied every two hours. If your
child is playing in the water
or sweating a lot, reapply
more often.
Ensure that you remember
to apply the sunscreen to the
ear, lips, and nose and around
the eyes.
Try using zinc oxide on
the nose and ears for extra
An SPF 15 lip balm should
be applied to the lips and tod-
dlers may enjoy applying it
UV blocking sunglasses will
protect the eye region which is
Avoid putting baby oil on
the skin before going out-
doors, as this makes the skin
translucent. This then allows
more of the sun's rays to pass

lems or pain associated with
prolonged standing.
These facilities are
designed to provide custom-
made orthotics (inserts),
extra-depth, therapeutic,
orthopaedic and fashionable
footwear which can be cus-
tom designed to fit your feet.
Trained pedorthists are
skilled at evaluating feet and
fitting footwear. After physi-
cians have determined what
kind of assistance your
footwear should provide for
you, a specialist can fill the
What you wear on your
feet is the most important
part of foot care. For the
most part, foot problems are
caused or aggravated by
poorly fitted footwear. A
trained pedorthist takes into
consideration your foot type,
shape and condition when
selecting foot wear. Many
problems such as aches in
your feet, ankles, knees, low-
er back and even your shoul-
ders stem from improper
care of your feet. These

on MIondaysb-

ig you

pains are often caused by the
style and fit of your shoes. A
supportive shoe, combined
with a proper orthotic
(insert), will put your foot in
its natural position for walk-
ing and standing. By putting
your foot in balance, the
alignment of other joints will
be improved. Properly
aligned joints mean less pain.
A foot specialist can assist
you by providing properly
fitted shoes and inserts.
Many musculoskeletal
problems occur from poor
posture and faulty gait pat-
terns (improper walking).
Every day we receive con-
stant shocks to the joints and
spine from walking and
standing on hard, flat and
unyielding surfaces. This cre-
ates foot, ankle and leg prob-
lems and a stooped, passive
posture. Through properly

r feet

fitted inserts and shoes, we
can reduce stress on the
joints and spine and promote
proper posture and gait. The
spine will relax as the body
reaches a healthy state of
ease and balance.

Bernadette D. Gibson, a
trained pedorthist, is the propri-
etor of Foot Solutions, a health
and wellness franchise that
focuses on foot care and proper
shoe fit, located in the Sandy-
port Plaza, Nassau.
"The views expressed are
those of the author and does
not necessarily represent those
of Foot Solutions Incorporated
or any of its subsidiary and/or
affiliated companies. Please
direct any questions or com-
ments to nassau@footsolu-

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Provided by Adelma Penn, Camelta Barnes, Shandera Smith and Lathera Lotmore, Nutritionists from the Department of Public /Health Ministry of Health

WHO doesn't love to munch on those tasty
delicious and mouth-watering fries, chips
and cookies? Taste great, don't they?
But do you know that you can get the same deli-
cious tastes without all the calories, sugar, salt and
fat and without adding extra pounds to your figure?
Oh yes, you can! Let's find out how, read on.

When you hear the word
snacks, what kinds of food do
you think of? Is it chips, cook-
ies, apples, carrot sticks, yogurt,
and chocolate? Well, you are
However, to promote good
health, we want you to choose
snack foods that are nutrient
dense (lots of nutrients and few
calories) rather than calorie
dense (few nutrients and lots of
Now schools are about to
open and this means that par-
ents will shop (or already
have!) not only for books, pen-
cils, uniforms and bags but also

for snack foods for their chil-
dren. And not only children are,
into the snacks, but grown ups,
' Imagine it.. .Your stomach is
growling, but lunch is hours
away. You're eyeing the cook-
ies on the counter or in your
desk drawer, but you know that
you'll feel guilty if you indulge.

Snacks aren't necessarily
bad. In fact, mini-meals sever-
al times a day can be benefi-
cial. Here's how:
Binge control. If eating sev-
eral low-fat whole-grain crack-

ers, a few pretzels, a piece of
fruit or some raw vegetables
keeps you from taking second
or third helpings at your next
meal, you may actually con-
sume fewer total calories for
the day.
Extra energy and nutrients.
Traditional, made-at-home
meals often lose out to busy
schedules. A grab-and-go
snack can be the difference
between some nourishment
and none at all.
Satisfaction for small
appetites. Young children's
tiny stomachs can hold only
small portions of food at one
time. Older adults who are
less active and who burn fewer
calories also may feel more
comfortable eating smaller
meals more frequently.

1. Use the dietary planning
principles variety, modera-
tion and balance.

Ensure that the snacks are
low or moderate in sugar, fat
and salt serve a variety of
fruits, vegetables and whole
grains serve age appropriate
serving sizes.

2. Have a scheduled snack
times. This should be at least
two hours after a meal.

3. Serve combination foods
for snacks. For example,
strawberries with yogurt or
dried fruits and nuts.

4. Serve a variety of foods to
satisfy different appetites:
Sweet: apple slices, grapes,
dilly, scarlet plums, mango.
Crispy: carrot sticks/baby
carrots, cucumber sticks,
sweet pepper strips, toast,
cereals with nuts.
Warmth: vegetable soup,
tomato soup.
Thirst: fruit smoothies, fruit
shakes, yogurt shakes, popsi-

Here are some of your best
snack picks:
Whole grains. Whole-grain
snacks are rich in fibre and
complex carbohydrates, which
give you energy that has some
staying power. Here are some

(without icing and fillings)



Remember, these are okay
once in a while, NOT EVERY

Set limits on the number of
sugary snacks allowed and
explain that they are treats and
not for every day.

Offer children a variety of

healthy snacks as this will give
them the opportunity to make
their own choice and get them
in the practice of choosing
more healthy options.

Always have healthy snacks
in the home to decrease the
temptation of having unhealthy

Don't give snacks too close
to meal times as this discour-
ages chHdren from eating their
main meal, which leads to a
desire for snacks later on.

Avoid soft drinks and other
sugary drinks, as they make fill
children feel full and may
therefore take the place of a
healthier snack.

Remember snacks can be
a great way to incorporate
more fruit and vegetables into
your child's diet.


Easing parent-to-

be overload


When Meredith White was expecting
her first son, nothing terrified her quite
like a visit to Babies "R" Us. Aisle after
dizzying aisle of baby paraphernalia
beckoned, with 'dozens of varieties of
bottles, nipples, wipes (and their warm-
ers), pacifiers, cribs, strollers, and bibs.
She did not want to buy anything with-
out first assessing safety, usefulness,
and developmental appropriateness.
The analysis led the 34-year-old lawyer
to a state verging on despair.
"It was overwhelming," said White,
who lives in Stow, Mass. with her hus-
band. "I would try to cram all the
research in on weekends, but there was
never enough time."
Cue the Baby Coordinators, the lat-
est entry in the burgeoning "baby plan-
ning" field that helps expectant parents
prepare for a new baby by advising on
everything from the most absorbent
diapers and sleekest strollers to deco-
rating a nursery and readying a pet. For
a fee of $250, Kristen DiCicco of Natick,
a Baby Coordinators cofounder, walked
White through Babies "R" Us. She
offered the pros and cons of products,
and when White left the store, she had
a baby registry list and peace of mind.
As a growing number of older
women many professionals, with dis-
posable income join the ranks of
bulging bellies, pregnancy has acquired
a slew of luxurious accoutrements.
There are prenatal spa treatments, per-
sonal pregnancy chefs, prebaby vacation
packages known as "babymoons,"
"push presents" given to a mother to
reward her for carrying and delivering a
baby, prepacked hospital bags contain-
ing items like a hard-cover journal and
breath mints, and now, baby planning -
a kind of full-flight concierge service
for the pregnant.
Baby planning first surfaced in Eng-
land and on the West Coast, in Los
Angeles and Portland, Ore., two years
ago as a variation on the concept of
wedding planning. It has caught on in
other cities, including Boston, where
two start-ups were launched in the last

year by women who say the market is
ripe for their services.
"A baby is so important so wouldn't
you want someone to assist you with
all the research you need to do to get
ready?" said Sandee Tisdale, 29, a social
worker who cofounded Perfecting
Expecting, of the Back Bay. Skeptics
say that baby planning promotes the
commercialization of parenting and the
belief that parenting can be perfected
with products or bought advice, rather
than with reliance on intuition and the
advice of family and friends.
"That's part of the commercialized
culture: You can't do this yourself, you
need experts," said Susan Linn, a psy-
chologist at the Judge Baker Children's
Center, a Harvard Medical School affil-
iate in Boston's Mission Hill, who has
studied the effects of marketing on par-
ents and children.
Linn said employing a baby planner
robs parents of the opportunity to learn
to make choices on behalf of a child.
"Part of getting ready for a baby is
having the experience of making deci-
sions that are going to affect someone
else, a child you love," Linn said.
For Emily Carines, 32, a massage
therapist from Brighton, the prospect of
navigating pregnancy and parenthood,
and the ever-growing number of prod-
ucts that now accompany the journey
was daunting.
"Being someone who hasn't really
been around babies or kid products, I
just didn't know what to choose,"
Carines said, whose family is in South
Carolina. "I was overwhelmed by the
little things which toys to buy, w i ch
are developmentally helpful."
Her baby planner, DiCicco.
proved instrumental on more
than the toy front, she said.
DiCicco helped her choose
a diaper pail, opting for a ',
brand that does not
require special bags -
something Carines hopes
will be a money- and has-
For other women, the
clincher is the time sav-

ings that baby planners offer.
"To be a really good mom, you want
to pick the best for your baby, and that
takes a while," said Erica Aguilar, 29, of
Framingham, who works in the mer-
chandising division for TJX Compa-
nies Inc. and said she came across hun-
dreds of baby product reviews online. "I
could have spent hours and hours read-
ing. ... I didn't want to have to read
them all myself."
So she hired a baby planner.
"It was worth every penny," Aguilar
Boston-area baby planners say their
clients are working women, in their late
20s to mid 30s. Most look for help
putting together baby registries and
baby-proofing their homes, but a num-
ber of other services are offered, includ-
ing "babymoon" planning, daddy
preparation, and readying birth
Perfecting Expecting charges $100
for baby registry consultation and $500
for putting together a complete reg-
istry, $100 for help maternity shopping
and $500 for baby shower preparation.
The Baby Coordinators charge $250 to
compile a baby registry, $300 to arrange
and set up a nursery, and $200 to baby-
proof a home.
DiCicco, of the Baby Coordinators,
who is not a mother, and her partner,
Paula Spurling, a mother of two, said

TODAY baby
-:c; planning has
become such a
chore that many

mothers find
with the task:

they learned about baby arnr al prepa
ration from working at day-care cen
ters and as nannies.
Tisdale, of Perfecting Expecting, ani
her partner, Kristen Parker, research
operations manager for Harvard Med
ical School's pathology department, nei
their of whom have children, said the;
watched pregnant friends struggle ti
make sense of the array of baby prod
ucts, realized there was a market fo
offering expertise, and then burrowed
into research.
"I thought if one person had all the
knowledge," it would save everyone
"so much time," Tisdale said.
Both companies have partnership
with baby-product companies. The
Baby Coordinators receive 10 percent
of the sale proceeds from clients the'
send to two companies, Your Bags An
Packed and Baby-Strong, DiCicco said
Perfecting Expecting has business part
ners that give discounts to clients, and
those companies send business to Per
fecting Expecting, Tisdale said.
Carolyn McLoughlin, 28, a therapis
who lives in Brookline, said that afte:
watching a friend spend 30 hour:
researching strollers, she decided she
would go the baby-planning route.
"We wanted to put a lot of though
into adding a new family member, bu
we didn't have the time," McLoughliu
said. "Also, I don't like shopping."


A sore


IF you've ever suffered
from a cold sore, you know
that familiar sense of trepida-
rtiotv-hen the cold months
arrive ?
Caused by the reactivation
of the latent herpes simplex
virus, cold sores visit at the
most inopportune times,
namely when the body's nat-
ural defences are compro-
mised by cold weather,
extreme stress, or the like.
To add insult to injury, a
cold sore breakout can often
be accompanied by flu-like
symptoms, making it an
unpleasant situation all
around. (It is also highly con-
tagious, so if you have one,
keep your lips to yourself!)
Cold sores love the lips
because, with no oil-producing
glands of their own, your
smackers are very prone to
infection. Only a few hours in
cold dry air can obliterate
their fragile moisture barrier.
a- You can, however, keep
z- cold sores at bay this winter
season by getting plenty or
d rest, eating a balanced diet,
th exercising regularly and pro-
- tecting your lips from the sun
"- and weather. Protect against
y extreme temperatures with a
0 solar shield sun block stick
with SPF15.
d ............................................................
This information was taken
e from www.dermalogica.com
e Sarah Simpson is a Skin
Care Therapist at the Dermal
s Clinic located at One Sandy-
e port Plaza (the same build-
t ing as Ballys Gym).' For
y more information visit her
,e website at www.dermal-clin-
. Iic. com or call her at



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you want, you will end up with what
You get."

Michelle M. Miller

4 A BEING deliberate
about your
approach to life is an
incredibly empowering
experience. It is a way of
boldly stepping to the
music that beats within
your own heart, even if
those around you don't
quite understand. This is
the art of living the life you
were born to live.

Sadly, most people have no idea
what this experience is like, having
bought a manufactured lifestyle, driven
solely by external validations. What lies
beneath such facades is the relatively
empty shell that amounts to what they
become known for or the remnants of
what they leave behind.
There are countless stories of infight-
ing over material possessions left
behind by parents or loved ones, even-
tually resulting in family members los-
ing sight of the possible good qualities
their loved one may have been 'known
Hearing about such sad tragedies
makes you wonder which is better to

have infighting and be known only for
the 'things' you leave behind or to
leave no material things but be known
for the humble qualities that you pos-
I suppose that, considering today's
money-oriented perspective, some may
say that you have a 'responsibility' to
leave some form of worldly possessions
for your loved ones, even if it serves to
build hate rather than love.
Such quandary certainly lends value
to the notion to be deliberate about
what you want to be known for.
Because the reality is whether you
decide to be deliberate or not, you are
in fact leaving your footpripts wherever
you go.
So, if you could only be known for
one thing, what would it be? Here are a
few thoughts for your consideration:-
Will you be known for:-
Contributing or complaining?
Healing or hurting?
Accepting or rejecting?
Empathy or apathy?
Building up or tearing down?
Adding or depleting value?
Solving or creating problems?
Optimist or pessimist?
Growing or shrinking?
Standing tall or playing small?

Nothing will change until you
Regardless of your circumstances,
you possess the inherent power to
transform your life and the life of those
you encounter. But it will only begin

______ I~rullu 1919 EEU1UE



while pregnant


YES, there is the unpleas-
ant feeling of morning sick-
ness, nausea and extreme
fatigue, but should oestrogens
and progesterones keep
women from staying fashion-
able during their first, second
and third trimesters of preg-
Most women regard fashion
during pregnancy as non-exis-
tent and exclude it from their
daily lives. The horrible feel-
ings they experience during
their pregnancy sometimes
hinder their inner fashion.
Monique Wilson, 27, insur-
ance worker, said that she has
been pregnant for six months
and it was difficult for her to
stay fashionable.
"In the beginning, I never
really cared that much about
my appearance. The morning

tant women not to look their
best in those nine months.
Monique Wilson said it's
important for pregnant women
to look good, especially if they
have husbands. "Pregnant
women should try to look
great at every opportunity,
especially if you have a hus-
band or are living with a
boyfriend? You don't want
your husband or boyfriend to
become unattracted to you
since you gained a few extra
pounds. So we must continue
to keep ourselves looking fab-
Looking good during preg-
nancy can influence the way
an expectant woman feels. It's
okay to take your fashion
statement up a notch. Preg-
nant women should revolu-
tionise their hair and change
the style up a bit and rid them-
selves of their uniformed look.
Another expectant mother,

Most women regard fashion
during pregnancy as non-existent
and exclude 'it from their daily lives.

IT'S IMPORTANT for pregnant women to be true to their own style and wear clothes that uplift them and
make them feel good about being pregnant.

sickness had me stricken, I
never felt like doing anything
really. But after a while I
realized that I should not let
myself go and that I should
not look how I felt.".
There are many ways preg-
nant women can stay ravish-
ing during their trimesters.
There are a variety of mater-
nity stores located in Nassau
that cater to women of all
Pregnancy with Elegance,
located on Mount Royal
Avenue, is a maternity store
that offer maternity apparel
for all occasions, including
career, formal and church
wear. With maternity clothing
available to pregnant women
there is no reason for expec-

Ariana Duncanson, 24, wait-
ress, said she has been fash-
ion-savvy during her seven
months of pregnancy. She said
she sometimes experiments
with her maternity wardrobe.
"Before I became pregnant I
wore very,light colours but
now that I have a big, rounded
belly I usually stick with dark
shades since they make you
look a little bit slim."
The rules of fashion can be
broken at any time. It's impor-
tant foer pregnant women to be
true to their own style and
wear clothes that uplift them
and make them feel good
about being pregnant.
So if you are satisfied with
hot pink or ruby red, its your

when you decide.
Too many ignore the need to discern
the real purpose for which they were
created; busy buying into the illusion
that life is only for the acquisition of
And as it is in their waking moments,
so it is upon their.departure. They are
known only for the 'small' things in life,
such as the enormous house they own,
the grandiose car they drove, the pres-
tigious titles they held or the exclusive
groups to which they belong.
While these things may hold some
value, seeking to partake in the loftier
goal of life (which is to enrich the
expansion of life itself) requires that
you swim below the surface.
I encourage you make a personal
commitment to become known for
more than mere things. Instead be
known for the lives you touch, the
hurts you heal. the smiles you shared,
the gratitude you express and the
greatness you inspire.
Remember you entered into this
world with nothing and you will leave
this earth with nothing.
Today is the perfect day; make up
your mind to make something better

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money on hair

FROM page 10
why not have your hair done
and change your uniformed
Every two weeks Ms
Carey takes a visit to the
salon, whether to get her hair
done or just to get her nails
refiled. The cost of her hair
and nails may vary depend-
ing on what she goes to have
"If I have my hair relaxed,
styled, and have my nails
done it may cost me $175,"
she said.
Aware that physical main-
tenance is very expensive,
she said she would do what-
ever it takes to keep herself
At Windermere Day Spa
and Salon, most of the clients
have a perm, colour and cut
done every five to six weeks.
Perms cost $85 and up, cuts
cost $35 and colour costs $75.
Although this may seem a
bit much, Windermere is
greeted by clients every day
who want their hair to be
relaxed, coloured and cut.
Most women agree that
wearing a beautiful outfit is
satisfying, but having the hair
done is a complement.
Eljanae Carey said: "You
can wear a nice outfit but if
the hair is not done the outfit
does not look good, while on
the other hand you can get
your hair done and make it
work with any outfit you put
on. This is the reason why
my hair is so important to
Hair is not only a tissue of
the scalp but it defines the
individual image of a woman.
Kandis Morley, 24,
accountant, said that taking
care of hair costs money and
it is necessary if women want
to keep their hair healthy
and strong.
Hair that is carefully
shaped and styled adds to the
well-groomed look of a .
female. Well-groomed hair
is important in the world of
business as well.
It may be considered
extravagant by many
women to spend hundreds of
dollars on having their hair
done, but hair care is expen-
sive and the only way to
keep the hair ravishing,
beautiful and strong is to
spend money.

Officer pulls gun

during stop of

Diddy's entourage

SEAN COMBS says a Los
Angeles sheriff's deputy
pulled over members of his
entourage and briefly drew
his weapon but was pro'-
fessional and respectful dur-
ing a weekend traffic stop,
according to the Associated
A spokesman for Combs
says the deputy never pointed
his gun at Combs and that
officers were "very respect-
ful" early Saturday.
Diddy was traveling on
Sunset Boulevard in a seven-
car convoy when a deputy
pulled over one of the vehi-
cles. Combs was not in the
car that was stopped for hav-
ing an expired registration
Sheriff's spokesman Steve
Whitmore says the deputy
became concerned when sev-
eral men approached the
vehicle. The deputy uphol-
stered his gun and the situa-
tion quickly cooled down.
No citations were issued
because the car was a rental.



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