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Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: September 3, 2008
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Volume: 104 No.236 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2008 PRICE 750

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0 rhe so is in sPluoss

Hanna expected to regain

hurricane strength

EXCESSIVE flooding and
large sea swells are expected
throughout the Bahamas this
week as three Tropical Storms
are projected to move through
the archipelago.
Hurricane Hanna was down-
graded to a Tropical Storm yes-
terday when winds dropped from
80mph to 65mph, but its relentless
rain persisted in the southern
As the storm drifted towards
the southeast at 5mph yesterday,
it was expected to regain its cate-
gory one hurricane strength and
take a north-northwest turn last
This would bring it into the
central Bahamas, bringing heavy
rain with it.
Residents of Mayaguana and
Inagua have been experiencing
heavy rain and winds of up to
80mph since Sunday, and braced

themselves for the last of the
storm last night.
However, there is unlikely to
be much relief for residents as
Tropical Storms Ike and
Josephine are not far behind.
Glk nn B.,i ni.i: r managing
director ot Inagua's main employ-
er, said that at Ham, the centre of
Hanna was located 35 miles from
the island, moving slowly at
Mr Bannister, speaking from
Inagua, said: "Presently, we are
having wind gusts of up to 70
'mph, and a lot of electricity lines
are down in the town and at the
salt plant.
"The whole island is without
power now, as the winds have
blown down lines, and the elec-
tricity had to be turned off for
safety. The power has been off
SEE page eight

THE Atlantis Resort's
counterpart, the Atlantis in
Dubai, caught fire yesterday
morning, just weeks before its
official opening.
The five-star hotel's lobby
was engulfed by flames in the
early morning hours, as big
black smoke clouds billowed
over the'man-made island,
"the Palm Jumeirah", on
which the resort stands.
However, Atlantis officials
said in a statement yesterday
that the hotel sustained only
"limited damage."
Most of the damage was to
the external roof and the lob-
by dome above the luxury
hotel's main entrance, Atlantis
representatives said in the
Hundreds of staff members
and workers were evacuated.
No one was injured.
The hotel is still scheduled
to open on time September
Brigadier Abdul Jalil Mah-
di, deputy director of Dubai
Police's Criminal Investiga-
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Storm prompts
the closure of
some schools
SCHOOLS in the south east and
central Bahamas will remain closed
today while those in the north will
be open for business, Minister of
Education Carl Bethel said yester-
day evening.
.He said the closures down south
will continue "unless or until we get
the all clear from NEMA (the
National Emergency Management
At present Eleuthera, New Prov-
idence, Andros, Grand Bahama,
Abaco, Bimini and the Berry Islands
are on alert, meaning conditions
could be felt by Thursday morning.
Mr Bethel said schools in these"
alerted areas will be open "until such
time as we have confirmed infor-
mation on the path of the storm."

19-YEAR-OLD Kelvin Tomeko
Strachan arrives at court yesterday.
Tim Clarke/Tribune staff


A 27-YEAR-OLD man is in
serious condition in hospital after
being shot three times.
Ryan Wells,. a resident of
Apple Street, was shot as he was
sitting in a car in the Yellow Elder
Chief Supt Glen Miller, officer
in-charge of the Central Detec-
tive Unit (CDU), told The Tri-
bune yesterday that the shooting
incident occurred at' around
5.45pm on Monday.
Mr Wells was sitting in the
front passenger seat of a, parked
car on Derby Road at the time
of the shooting.
SAccording to police reports, a
SEE page eight
Darrold Miller
case verdict
is postponed
erarkt werll THE much anticipated ver-
Supermarkets well dict in the sexual harassment
Stocked with bottled case of radio personality Dar-
rold Miller has been postponed
water ahead of Hanna to next week Wednesday,
September 10.
i By ALISON LOWE aMagistrate Renee McKay
Tribune Staff Reporter informed the court that she had
alowe@tribunemedia.net not received all the information
on the case and therefore could
WITH bottled water suppli- not give her verdict at this time.
ers boosting production and IvMr Miller is accused of solic-
deliveries, supermarkets across iting sexual favors from a
New Providencewere well
stocked in advance of the hur- SEE page eight
ricane yesterday despite some
reports of stores running out. MINISTER IN HOSPITAL
However, some grocery
wholesalers were experiencing REPORTS reaching The Tri-
shortages in the afternoon. bune late last night indicated that
Stores owners saw a run on Minister of State in the Ministry
bottled water along with many of Finance Zhivargo Laing felt
other hurricane needs as peo- unwell during a Cabinet meet-
ple made last minute prepara- ing yesterday. Mr Laing went to
SEE page eight hospital and was kept overnight
SEE page eight for further observation.

Teen charged with murder
Tribune Staff Reporter
NINETEEN-year-old Kelvin Tomeko Strachan showed little enmo-
tion in the Magistrates Court yesterday when he was charged with the
murder of 23-year-old Jason Jackson.
Outside, however, family members of both the deceased and the
accused erupted into a massive brawl that resulted in a number of per-
sons being arrested and others barricaded from around the courts.
The incident began when two men, reportedly the relatives of the
deceased, were walking in the area of Bank Lane when family members
SEE page eight

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Tribune Staff Reporter
THE 29 emergency shelters
throughout the capital will be acti-
vated in the event Tropical Storm
Hanna takes a turn for the north-
western Bahamas, National Emer-
gency Management Agency offi-
cials said yesterday.
"When, or if, Tropical Storm

Hanna starts to make its turn to the
northwest Bahamas and we see
where it may threaten New Provi-
dence or any other island in the cen-
tral and northwest Bahamas, we will
activate our shelters in sufficient
amount of time where assigned
managers will go to the shelters and
open them up and make the checks
and prepare them to receive per-
sons who would want to come into
shelters," interim director of NEMA

Commander Stephen Russell told
The Tribune yesterday.
Persons who feel their homes will
not be secure in a heavy storm
should make their way to the near-
est shelter which will have a mini-
mum of two shelter managers sup-
plied by the Defence Force, the Red
Cross or who will be volunteers.
Commander Russell said getting
persons to leave homes and valu-
ables in low-lying areas prone to
flooding has been a "challenge" but
NEMA does not have the man-
power or law enforcement person-
nel to assist with mandatory evacu-
ations in high risk areas.
"Trying to coax people to go to
shelters can be a challenge. We have
just a few officers in the islands. So
we're trying as best we can to appeal
to persons to make use of shelters if
they're not comfortable with the
state of their homes especially when
we have these strong and powerful
To those hesitant to use a shelter
because of safety concerns, Com-
mander Russell said safety mea-
sures are a top priority for the storm
"We're also making sure as best
we can to make sure we have law
enforcement in all of the shelters,"
he said.

NEMA advised that persons
going to shelters to carry enough
supplies canned goods, water,
blankets, medication to last for
three days. Sharp-edged weapons,
tools, cigarettes, lighters or other
things that could be harmful to oth-
er persons in the shelters are not
In terms of emergency medical
care, Mr Russell said all shelter
managers are trained in basic first-
aid and CPR, but persons are
strongly encouraged to bring any
medical supplies they think they
might need.
A few of the shelters are ear-
marked as special needs centres
where nurses will be on site to assist
persons with special needs. These
shelters will be identified through
radio broadcasts when they are acti-
vated, Mr Russell said.
In the case of overcrowding,
NEMA will arrange for the trans-
port of persons to other shelters, he
NEMA shelters were up and run-
ning in the islands already affected
by Hanna Acklins, Mayaguana,
Inagua, Crooked Island, Cat Island,
Rum Cay, San Salvador, Ragged
Island and Long Cay. NEMA
has been in contact with these

Bahamas Association for the
Physically Disabled Dolphin
Cathedral of Praise Church of
God Mount Pleasant
Greater Chippingham Church of
God Eden and Rosebud Streets
off Farrington Road
Church of God of Prophecy Gam-
bier Gambier Village
Hillview Seventh Day Adventist
Church Tonique 'Williams-Dar-
ling Drive
Mount Moriah Baptist Church -
Blake Road
New Providence Community Cen-
tre Blake Road
Workers House Tonique
Williams-Darling Drive

* Central
Calvary Bible Church Collins
Church of God Cathedral East
Street and Lily of the Valley Cor-
Church of God of Prophecy East
Street Augusta and Patton Street
Ebenezer Baptist Church St
Charles Vincent Street
Mount Pleasant Green Baptist
Church Quakoo Street

St Barnabas Anglican Church -
Wulff Road
St John's Baptist Cathedral Edu-
cational Building Augusta and
South Street

* Eastern District
Church of God Auditorium Joe
Farrington Road
Epiphany Anglican Church -
Prince Charles Drive
Epworth Hall Shirley Street
Holy Cross Anglican Church -
Solider Road
Kemp Road Union Baptist
Church Kemp Road
Pilgrim Baptist Church St James
Salvation Army Mackey Street
St Mary's Hall Bernard Road,
Fox Hill

* Southern District
Agape Full Gospel Baptist Church
- Kennedy Subdivision
Golden Gates Assembly -
Carmichael Road
New Bethlehem Baptist Church -
Independence Drive
Southwest Cathedral Church of
God Carmichael Road

Vanessa Fox Merinb
Six years of celebration

Saturday, 6 September, 2008

Saint Thomas Moore at 6.30pm

Vanessa, you know how much I love you and I want to do with you. You

Are the best thing that's happened to me in my life.

.Nothing is impossible in God's Kingdom

Eternity will come to us

Some day, any day we will be together.forever in body and

Soul, we belong to God, but you belong to me too
And it's not going to be long.

I thank God for the beautiful daughter He gave me. You are always
with me no matter how long I have to waif You'll always be with
me. In my angel's name, I thank everybody for all the support you
have given to my angel and to me.

Love you forever, TAF, Mum and Dad, because I am the father too.

Special prayers are sent out to Lisa, Jade, Nicole, Derek Stephanie,
Gavin, Luis Alfredo, Jaime Diego, Humberto and everybody for all
the support you ve given to my child.

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House of Assembly

Select Committee to

host public hearing
THE House of Assem-
bly Select Committee,
which was appointed to
examine the unacceptably
high levels of criminal
activity in the Bahamas,
will host the first of two
public hearings today at
10am at the British Colo-
nial Hilton in the Gover-
nors C Room.
The first witness to
speak at the hearing will be
Acting Commissioner of
Police Reginald Ferguson.
The committee, which is
chaired by Dr Bernard
Nottage, Member of Par-
liament for Bain and
Grants Town, will also be
hearing from a number of
other witnesses who have
reviewed the issue of crime
in the past and who have
published reports.
These include, Dr Ellis-
ton Rahming, Superinten-
dent of Prisons; Marion
Johnson, formerly of Safe
Bahamas, and Archbishop
Drexel Gomez.
The second public hear-
ing will take place on
Thursday at 10am, also at
the British Colonial Hilton.
The public is invited to

Two in court on

drug possession


Tribune Freeport
Bahamian men were
arraigned yesterday in
Freeport Magistrate's
Coiqp, drugpssessio ;
chargesjn .sQnhection with. .
an arresfiW i:i 6,vertV.',
the weekend.
Jamal Davis, 26, of Por-
gy Bay, Bimini, and Monty
Higgs, 32, of Cat Cay in
the Berry Islands appeared
before Magistrate Debbye
It is alleged that on
August 30, the men were
found in possession of a
quantity of dangerous
drugs at Bimini.
Both men pleaded not
guilty to possession of dan-
gerous drugs with intent to
Davis also pleaded not
guilty to a separate charge
of possessing dangerous
drugs with intent to sup-
Magistrate Ferguson
adjourned the case to Feb-
ruary 26, 2009 and granted
the defendants bail in the
amount of $2,000 with two
sureties, each.
Attorney Carlson Shur-
land appeared on behalf of
the defendants.

Acklins, Crooked

Island, Mayaguan,

Inagua airports

remain closed
AIRPORTS in Acklins,
Crooked Island,
Mayaguana and Inagua
remained closed yester-
day due to the impact of
Hurricane Hanna, which
has been since downgrad-
ed to a Tropical Storm.
At press time yester-
day, the airports in San
Salvador, Exuma, Cat
Islanndand Long Island
remained open for
domestic flights, until fur-
ther notice.

The National Emer-
gency Management
Agency said it will contin-
ue to notify the public on
the condition of the storm
and its impact on the
Bahamas and the coun-
try's airports.

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Man claims he was fired from US Embassy

after refusing to withdraw police complaint

Tribune Staff Reporter
worked with the United
States Embassy in Nassau is

claiming he was victimised
and intimidated by staff there
.- and ultimately fired --
because he refused to with-
draw a police complaint
against a security guard close
to the Ambassador.

The young man in his thir-
ties, who wished to remain
anonymous, claims he was
employed as a security agent
with the embassy from April
until August this year.
He alleged. that he was









MINISTER of National Security and Member of Parliament for Mount Moriah Tommy Turnquest
last weekend hosted a back-to-school party for hundreds of children from his constituency.
The event took place on August 30 on the grounds of the Bahamas Union of Teacher's Walker's Hall
on Bethel Avenue in Stapledon Gardens:
The children were treated to refreshments and magic tricks by "Chris the Magician" before receiv-
ing much appreciated school supplies. The school supplies were packed in backpacks and included a
bookmark with a student's prayer, safety tips from the police, as well as tips for parents from Minis-
S!"The Mo'int Mciital MP said tlia ie'Wfflnt&dfeehii'ftiat the children "eje pp
the. upcoming.school year and that iswhphe organized a "timely, informational; anf nsptro'nal"
address by guidance counsellor Carl Campbell.
Minister Tumquest also encouraged the children to work hard, to obey their parents, to listen to theu
teachers and school administrators, and to be the best that they can be throughout the school year.

Water pressure in New Providence

to be reduced ahead of storms

THE Water and Sewerage
Corporation announced yester-
day that it will reduce water
pressure in New Providence to
protect existing storage levels
against the threat of approach-
ing storms.
"With the current worsening
weather conditions, the predict-
ed effects of Hanna, and the
impending effects of Tropical
Storm Ike, the corporation is
concerned about the possibility
of a prolonged period of deteri-
orated weather conditions," the
WSC said.
It further advised that due to
weather conditions, its water
tanker has been secured and as
such, water production will be
impacted by up to 30 per cent.
over the period.
"While the corporation's
water production capacity will
be less affected than in previ-
ous years, in order to protect
existing storage levels, effec-
tively immediately the corpora-

tion will be reducing pressures
on the island in the night from
12 midnight to 5am This will
eventually be extended to 10pm
to 5am and then further from
10am to 3pm as required," the
corporation said.
It added that there may be
periods where customers will
experience lower pressure than
normal, but said: "every effort
will be made to keep those peri-
ods at a minimum, especially
during the periods when schools
are in session."
As is typical during these sit-
uations, the corporation said,
preemptive measures are impor-
tant to maintain water supplies
to New Providence residents
over a possible prolonged period
of poor weather conditions.
"As is also typical, residents
are advised to store water for
critical needs, such as drinking,
cooking and sanitation, conserve
water, and to boil water imme-
diately after the event until oth-
erwise advised," the corpora-
tion said.

Regarding the Family Islands,
'the corporation said it has been
in contact with all of its "critical"
personnel" and remains com-
fortable with the state of readi-
In Inagua, the supply was
turned off between 10am and
3pm yesterday to ration water.
In Mayaguana, two newly
installed 5,000 gallon high level
tanks are filled and can supply
the community. The system in
Salina Point, Acklins is on and
near full.
Water storage tanks in
Crooked Island are filled, but
may be turned off later if weath-
er conditions deteriorate and
power is shut off. -
Storage tanks are filled in
Ragged Island, and both the
Simms and Central Long Island
systems are on and supplying
water as normal, the corpora-
tion said'.

unfairly dismissed weeks after
filing a police complaint
against a gun-carrying col-
eague who threatened to
"f**k him up" despite never
having had a bad word said
about his work before.
"From my initial start date
to this day I have never been
ate for work, I have always
done what I have been asked
to do with the exception of
withdrawing the police com-
plaint," said the now unem-
ployed man.
He alleged he was brought
under pressure by senior
embassy staff to drop the
complaint against the officer
and even offered various
career progression incentives
in return for agreeing to do
"I respectfully said I will
allow the police to do their
investigations,", the ex-
employee said of a meeting
he alleges took place shortly
before he was let go.
His termination letter gave
no specific reason why he was
not considered suitable to
continue his work for the
Americans. .
Yesterday Jeff Dubel. a
spokesman for the embassy,
said their policy is not to com-
mient eownmri J.-
they a'e g6e ied rI. n-
vacy laws.
"What I can say is that we
do have a robust personnel

system," said Mr Dubel.
The ex-employee claimed
that the security officer
threatened him after he made
an issue out of the fact that
on two occasions the officer
failed to show up on time to
relieve him when his shift was
over, causing him to miss two
scheduled doctor's appoint-
He claims he was "shocked
and terrified" by the officer's
words as the officer carries a
weapon as part of his duties at
the embassy and was having
some personal problems.

Having done some work
with the police before he
joined the embassy, the man
said he was all the more
aware that many serious
crimes start with verbal
threats that are often ignored.
"I thought it wise, fitting
and proper to launch an offi-
cial complaint to the police,"
said the former worker. "It is
my civic duty to report any
criminal matter or activity to
the police and in this case it
involves me. Threats are cod-
ified under section 8 (1) of the,
Penal Code Statute Laws of
A'e-Bahamas as a criminal
offence," he added.
He claims the other officer
continues to work for the
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EDITOR, The Tribune
Much has been said about the
Bahamian educational system
and the apparent lack of sincere
effort to ensure the country's chil-
dren are equipped to enter tl-
work force or move on to tertia.
education with the skills to suc-
This judgment is confirmed by.
the BGCSE grades of a D aver-
age for all schools.
In addition to this, employers
find that the majority of appli-
cants for entry level positions can-
not complete a basic employment
application and simple aptitude
Recent graduates stumble on
questions like 20 per cent of $150,
for example.
Public School Budget
It certainly does not appear
that the failure of the education-
al system is the lack of funding.
The Bahamas Government has
recently announced that
$282,357,775 will be spent on edu-
cation this year, broken down as
Department of Education
Ministry of Education
Capital Development Expen-
diture $31,390,999
Local Initiatives for Change
Recently, Minister of Educa-
tion Mr. Carl Bethel, announced
some improvements.
Whether they will ignite the
fire for permanent change
remains to be seen.
Apparently the Ministry of
Education has finally considered
ideas like longer school hours for
failing students, and trimming the
curriculum to four key subjects,
with electives for students that
are doing well.
The country must to come to
grips with "social promotion" that
pushes underachievers through
the system to a passing-out grade
of "F". An alternative solution is
required for this group for them
to be equipped to enter the work-
force when they leave school.
Solutions from afar
Parth J. Shah. Founder Presi-
dent of the Centre for Civil Soci-
ety (CCS) in New Delhi India was
recently in The Bahamas for a
John Templeton Foundation
meeting. He brought some great
news on developments in educa-

tion in India.
Apparently the state govern-
ments of Uttarakhand and Uttar
Pradesh have announced voucher
programmes for somd districts.
Vouchers and School Choice
In 1955 Milton Friedman
coined the term "school vouch-
ers" an idea that kick-started the
modern school choice movement.
A voucher system "...allow(s)
parents to use all or part of the
government funding set aside for
their children's education to send
their children to the public or pri-
vate school of their choice. In
effect, this separates government
financing of education from gov-
ernment operation of schools.
Most programmes allow parents
to send their children to either
religious or non-religious private
schools. Participating private
schools are required to meet stan-
dards for safety, fiscal soundness
and non-discrimination; some
programmes also impose addi-
tional restrictions."
More information from India
Gurcharan Das. author and
-public intellectual and Board
Member of the CCS, has written
about the liberalisation of educa-
tion in India in "India Unbound".
He notes that:
"Economic liberalization of
the early 1990's has put India on a
new growth trajectory. The pop-
ular image as the land of snake
charmers and elephants is being
replaced with that of call centre
and BPO workers and the possi-
bility of the world's cheapest
$2,500 car meandering on Indian
roads. The 'India Story' is central
to the World Economic Forum
meetings, UN Security Council
membership discussions, and the
Indo-US nuclear treaty."
These reforms have left large
parts of India untouched, but as a
result of Templeton Foundation
Grants extensive research and
documentation of the problems
of the urban informal sector has
taken place along with the
launching of a School Choice
campaign. Das informs that the
School Choice India campaign is
their largest programme and the

core focus of their Institute.
He states:
"We run mass campaigns to
build grass root pressure for
change by increasing awareness
among poor parents about the
resources that governments spend
in their name and what they
should demand for genuine
Mass programmes of 'My
Vote, My Voucher!' are conduct-
ed in select states around elec-
tion time.
"The policy campaign increas-
es understanding of school choice
ideas and reforms through meet-
ings with the people in govern-
ment, political parties, and
unions. We choose states that are
more amenable to choice reforms
and where we have access to the
top leadership. We also run pilot
projects to test our ideas and
design strategies for implemen-
tation and advocacy".
These initiatives have been
taken in a country that is mired in
government red tape and regula-
But, because they have decided
that Globalisation is the most sen-
sible route to empowering the
population of India, they have
begun taking bold steps to
improve their educational system.
Meanwhile, The Bahamas
seems content to allow the major-
ity of its children to leave school
with the most rudimentary litera-
cy skills, and only tweak the edu-
cational system at the edges, in
the hope for reform and
improved results.
Das believes that, if the CCS
and some of the state govern-
ments in India continue, to build
on their successes to date "...India
would become a rising star not
only in the arena of economic
reforms and growth within a
democracy but also of the global
school choice movement".
Let's hope that The Bahamas
government considers school
choice and vouchers as one of the
options to finally improve educa-
tion in The Bahamas.
It is their moral responsibility if
they choose to continue to control
the educational system in the
The Nassau Institute
August, 2008.

Shane Gibson is motivated by personal ambition

THERE IS something so classic in the
storyline of Obama v. McCain, something
of an oft-told tale.
In one corner you have the aging warrior,
as old and scarred as the hills of Jerusalem,
as Herman Melville would have put it. He
has seen the world and the Weariness there-
in. He represents a generation older than
Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, or even him-
self a set of settled values and certainties
from another century. He makes jokes
about his age, but he believes he has yet
another round left in him as he contends
for a position for which a few white hairs
are appropriate. He went to war when his
country called, whereas his two predeces-
sors sought to avoid it.
In'the other corner is Barack Obama. If
he wins he will not be the youngest presi-
dent ever to be elected but close to it. He is
young enough to be McCain's son. He rep-
resents a generation even younger than his
years, a generation unencumbered by old
mindsets. His appeal is in his promise, not
his achievements, his eloquence rather than
his experience. He never went to war, but
then he never had a draft to dodge.
Obama stands further to the left than he
lets on, as McCain is further to the right
than he is perceived.
Either candidate could do worse (tan to
ask Robert Gates to stay on as secretary of
defence. He has shown his abilities in the
task of cleaning up after the disastrous
reign of Donald Rumsfeld, who,so mis-
managed Bush's wars. Gates has deplored
the militarization of our foreign policy
while Rumsfeld embraced it.
Both political parties seemed tired Once
the party of new ideas, Republicans seem
to have run out of gas in recent years.
The neo-conservatives have been dis-
credited. The Democratic Party has not
filled the gap, however, as witnessed by its
witless attacks on free trade.
As Senator Paul Tsongas used to say,
the trouble with the Democratic Party is
that it cares too much about wealth distri-
bution and not enough about wealth cre-
Obama and McCain have diametrically
opposed views on the war in Iraq, although
both have shown a degree of flexibility.
Obama has hinted that conditions on the

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ground could alter his desire to have our
troops out in 16 months. And McCain
knows that the American public will not
stand for an open-ended commitment.
McCain likes to say Obama was wrong
about the surge, while Obama insists that
McCain was wrong about the war itself.
The difficulty for McCain may be that
the Iraqis themselves are beginning to insist
on a deadline for withdrawal, the very thing
McCain is against and Obama for.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said
recently that no status of forces agreement
with the United States was possible "unless
it is on the basis of full sovereignty and
the national interest, and that no foreign
soldiers remain on Iraqi soil after a defined
time ceiling."
Both McCain and Obama say there
should be more American troops sent to
Afghanistan, but the Afghans, too, are
beginning to have second thoughts. The
Afghan Council of ministers has decided to
review its agreements with foreign allies.
President Hamid Karzai has been saying
for years that the number of civilian casu-
alties, mostly due to American air raids,
was unacceptable.
Karzai worries that these air attacks may
push Afghanistan to the tipping point
where anti-American resentment may
trump dislike of Taliban extremism, and
trigger Afghanistan's traditional resistance
to foreigners.
The problem lies in the American way of
war. When US ground troops meet an ene-
my they hold up and call in air strikes. It is
a great way to hold down your own casu-
alties, but can create giant problems if your
goal is to win over the population. Sending
more troops could actually hurt the effort
in Afghanistan, a war we are not winning.
Any presidential election, especially in
America, has less to do with public policy.
issues and positions than with whom voters
trust to manage their republic.
Seldom have two so different candidates
run for president with two ongoing wars in
' But the generational splitting story line of
*two such adversaries has been around for a
very long time.
(This article was written by H.D.S. Green-
way Globe Correspondent).

EDITOR, The Tribune. nothing for the rest of us. Nobody
denies the workers the right to
LAST month's actions by th strike, what they don't have the
BTC union leaders if anything right is to block our streets, using
showed that they have no respect government cars, and to behave
for the laws of our country, they ` like they are above the law.
care nothing for our tourism I am sure that union leaders
industry and certainly they. care don't want BTC to be privatised,
despite saying the opposite. Not
only may they lose their big
salaries but they may have to
actually work. Some of ur politi-
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behavior of union leaders.
The most recent example is Mr
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"DC6. was selected because
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and successful cosmetologists
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advanced training, knowledge
and skills thdy need to operate
a successful school and pro-
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hairstyle trends," BTVI said
yesterday in a press statement.
BTVI instructors were able
to study under the direction
of highly skilled staff, includ-
ing cosmetology coordinator
Andrea Beneby-Taylor.
The advanced training
course consisted of instruction
for certified students or cos-
metologists who wishedsto
enhance and modernise their
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and that is why it is important
that our instructors stay ahead
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BTVI has educated hun-
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,Evacusee kept at
nay by checkpoints
in New orleans
THE road back home for the
estimated 2 million Hurricane
Gustav evacuees was slow going
Tuesday, as those trying to filter
into the coast were greeted by
police checkpoints and Nation-
al Guardsmen who told them it
was still too dangerous to return,
according to Associated Press.
Though.the storm largely
spared New Orleans and'
Louisiana,. hard-hit neighbor-
hoods still had no power, and
roads were blocked by trees.
With only a handful of commu-
nities allowing re-entry, thou-
sands grew frustrated in shel-
ters, .sitting on uncomfortable
cots and wondering why the
buses wouldn't come and drive
them back.
"It's frustrating. I'm ready to
go now," said Denise Preston,
who was rushed to a hospital
with a fever. She was with her
infant son, who was born only a
week ago. "They haven't said
too much on the news about
what's happened in my town."
A day after the city's
improved levee system kept the
streets dry as a disorganized and
weakened Gustav passed over-
head, there was quiet pride in a
historic evacuation of nearly 2
million people. Only eight
deaths were attributed to the
storm in the U.S. The toll from
Katrina three years ago exceed-
ed 1,600.
"The reasons you're not see-
ing dramatic stories of rescue is
because we had a successful
evacuation," saidHomeland
Security Secretary Michael
Chertoff. "The only reason we
don't have more tales of peo-
ple in grave danger is because
everyone heeded... the instruc-
tions to get out of town."
The focus turned to getting
the evacuees back home. Gov.
Bobby Jindal said officials are
focused on taking care of the
roughly 1,000 critical needs med-
ical patients evacuated from
hospitals and nursing homes,

while also working with utilities
to restore the more than 1.4 mil-
lion power outages the storm
left behind.
New Orleans Mayor Ray
Nagin said it would be at least
Thursday before the city
reopened, and people would
come back in waves: critical
employees and businesses first,
then residents.


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Tribune Freeport
Bahama island can expect gale
force winds on Wednesday
afternoon as Hurricane Hanna
moves further into the north-
Freeport meteorologist Don-
na Duncombe reported that
winds are expected to reach
39mph on Wednesday after-
-noon, and rapidly strengthen
"In addition to the gale force
winds, squally showers are
expected in the afternoon as
.well," she reported.
Acting Island Administrator
Harvey ,Roberts said Grand
Bahama was officially placed
under a hurricane alert on Tues-
day. "Persons here should be
making the necessary prepara-
tions for the storm," he said.

'Squally showers' expected in

the afternoon as Hanna advances

Ms Duncombe said tropical
storm conditions (winds of
between 40mph to 70mph) are
expected by late Wednesday
evening through early Thurs-
day morning.
"We are advising residents to
seek to complete their prepa-
rations as soon as possible
because they don't want to be
caught making preparations in
dangerous tropical storm con-
ditions," she said.
Hurricane Hanna is forecast
to be a. category one storm
when it passes just over the
eastern end of Grand Bahama.
on Thursday afternoon.
Ms Duncombe said that the
storm is expected to bring about

four to six inches of rain along
its track.
"Anyone who lives in low-
lying areas should be concerned
about flooding. Although we
are forecast to be on the weak-
er side, as far as the weather is
concerned, we could have iso-
lated areas where the rainfall
could be significantly higher,"
she explained.
Mr Roberts said that there
are 12 designed shelters on
Grand Bahama nine in
Freeport and three in West
Grand Bahama.
He noted that residents in
East Grand Bahama needing to
be evacuated will be transport-
ed to the Maurice Moore Pri-

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mary School shelter, which can
accommodate 300 to 400 per-
"We have three buses that
will go up there and collect per-
sons from the Genius Cooper
Auditorium who want to be
taken to the shelter in
Freeport," he said.
Mr Roberts said the Eight
Mile Rock High School gym-
nasium has been designated as a
major shelter for persons in
West Grand Bahama.
He said transportation also
will be .provided for persons
wishing to evacuate to the shel-
ter in Eight Mile Rock. Evac-
uees should bring any medica-
tion they need and blankets, he
Grand Bahama residents may
have to brace themselves once
again as the island could be hit
by.two consecutive hurricanes,
and possibly even a third.
Tropical Storm Ike which
:is expected to be upgraded to
hurricane status on Thursday-
is following close behind Han-
Ms Duncombe noted that
another storm, Tropical Storm
Josephine. is also in the

picture by the weekend, and
then behind that there is Trop-
ical Storm Josephine, so we are
looking at quite a busy period
for the next week or so as we
have to pay attention to these
two additional systems," she
Grand Bahama residents will
never forget the destruction and
devastation caused by hurri-
canes Frances and Jeanne in
September, 2004.
Yesterday, September 2,
marked the fourth anniversary
of Hurricane Frances a Cate-
gory 3 storm that hit the
island with winds of 140 mph.
Two weeks later, Jeanne a
Category Two storm slammed
into the island with maximum
sustained winds of 105 mph.
Following the storms, the
island was without power,
water, and telephone services
for several weeks. Many homes
and businesses were destroyed
and there was major flooding
in most parts of the island.
Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany officials said that the com-
pany is prepared and ready to
implement its hurricane plans
and safety measures.
The company will execute
voluntary plant shutdown pro-
cedures if the winds reach over
40mph in an effort to protect
its equipment.
"Back-up equipment is avail-
able and extra poles, are on
stock and our crews are ready,"

U T Atlantic, and so residents can- said a: spokesman on Tuesday.
ntnot relax.. Residents are advised to only
e "As soon as Hanna leaves contact their Power Company's
Sour vicinity we will have to turn call centre in case of "real emer-
our attention back to the agencies but not to report pow-
*., Atlantic. Ike will'move in our er outages.

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resources and the reasons to protect them...

n the early years of
the 20th century the
Explorers Club was
one of the hottest gigs
Back then its membership
included men like Robert
Peary and Matthew Henson
- the white and black Ameri-
cans who first reached the
North Pole in 1909 (with the
help of a few Eskimos).
Sir Edmund Hillary, the
New Zealander who was the
first to climb Mt Everest in
1953 with the Nepalese sherpa
Tenzing Norbay, was the
club's honorary chairman for
And astronauts Neil Arm-
strong and Buzz Aldrin took
the Explorers Club flag with
them on the first trip to the
moon in 1969.
In fact, a good number of
the 20th century's most influ-
ential adventurers were mem-
bers of this society, whose
New York headquarters con-
tains a treasure trove of explo-
ration artifacts and memora-
Over the years the Explor-
ers Club has sponsored hun-
@reds of expeditions. And one
4f the most recent was to the
Bahamas to Peterson Cay
National park off the coast of
Grand Bahama to be exact.
i "When the Explorers Club
grants its flag that means your
expedition has been deter-
thined to be a bona fide scien-
tific exploration," explained
Harvey Oyer, a lawyer-
archaeologist from Florida
Who took part in the Peterson
Cay field trip last month.
The Explorers Club Flag
expedition to Grand Bahama
i part of a worldwide cam-
Iaign by scientists aimed at
rising awareness about the
Value of coral reefs and moti-
vating people to take action to
protect them.
Dubbed the International

on Mondays

Managing Director

Year of the Reef, the cam-
paign is designed to address
the key threats to these
unique ecosystems over-
fishing, pollution and coastal
Peterson Cay is about a mile
off Grand Bahama's leeward
shore. The windswept one-
and-a-half acre island has
been a national park since
1968, when the government
leased it to the Bahamas
National Trust. It is a seabird
nesting sanctuary, and is sur-
rounded by pristine coral gar-
Like most other things in
nature, Bahamians take reefs
for granted, but scientists
know they are extremely frag-
ile. Over thousands of years
they have provided habitats
for valuable marine species
like grouper, snapper and lob-
ster, as well as forming spec-
tacular tourist attractions.
Without reefs, there's little
reason for fish or divers to
hang around in .our waters.
The goal of the Peterson
Cay expedition was to pro-
duce a map, but not just any
old map. What the explorers
created was an. incredibly rich
biodiversity map of the reef
systems around the island. A
map that combines layers of
information from aerial pho-
tographs, satellite images, geo-
graphic information and glob-
al positioning systems, as well
as underwater surveys.
"We want to know what
those environments are, what
their extent is, how they inter-
act with each other; and use
this as a baseline study so that
in the future we can determine
whether they are growing or
contracting," Oyer said during
the expedition, which ended
last week.
"And from that we can
gauge the health of the reef
and the ecosystems within it."
But it's not just the reef
that's being mapped. Adjacent
marine habitats and coastal
mangroves on Grand Bahama
are also included, as well as
the little island itself all
aimed at creating a compre-
hensive environmental snap-
shot of Peterson Cay in
August, 2008. :
This place is as pristine as
we'll find anywhere, so we will
have nice baseline data,"
according to.marine biologist
Dr Barbara Brunnick.
"Years from now, we will be

"Over the years the Explorers
Club has sponsored hundreds of

expeditions. And one of the most

recent was to the Bahamas to

Peterson Cay National park off

the coast of Grand Bahama to be

exact...The Explorers Club Flag

Expedition to Grand Bahama is

part of a worldwide campaign

by scientists aimed at raising

awareness about the value of

coral reefs and motivating people

to take action to protect them."
-Larry Smith

able to use these maps to see
where things are going wrong,
or going right; whether one
species is dominating; what's
the effect of invasive species;
what will happen to the off-
shore sand or the grass or the
creek if you put a building on
that beach.
"With this map, the people
who manage the park will .
know what aspects are impor-
tant and need to be moni-
tored. People come here to go
diving, fishing, snorkeling and
kayaking. All of those things
require that there is a beach,
that there is a clean ocean and
pretty things to see, and ,this
map is a means of protecting ..
those for the future."
Aside from being members
of the Explorers Club, Dr
Brunnick and fellow expedi-
tion members Dr Stefan
Harzen, a dolphin researcher,
and Larry Wood, a sea turtle
expert, are associated with the
Florida-based Taras Oceano-
graphic Foundation. Also tak-
ing part in the expedition was
Canadian Explorers Club






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chairman Joseph Frey, a sci-
ence writer who has travelled
to seven continents and over
60 countries; and Harvey
Oyer, a real estate lawyer who
has worked in various parts of
the world as an underwater
Brunnick and Harzen (who
are married) were part of the
team that worked on an earli-
er but much bigger bio-
diversity mapping project
called the Bahamas Ecore-
gional Plan. That was a year-
long study funded by the Uni-
versity of Miami and the
Nature Conservancy some .
eight years ago to develop a
landscape-scale approach to
natural resource management
and conservation.,
The basic idea is that for
conservation to work, we have
to do more than just protect
individual species or specific
natural features. We have to
take account of regional inter-
actions on multiple levels. The
Bahamas Ecoregional Plan
produced a data.atlas of the
entire archipelago to support
the expansion of protected
areas and the drafting of envi-
ronmental laws.
This is important for the
Bahamas National Trust,
which for the past 50 years has
been building a network of
national parks throughout the
country to conserve important
ecosystems and natural assets.
Today, there are 25 parks cov-
ering some 700,000 acres,
ranging from Peterson Cay in
the north to Inagua in the

south, and including the
world's first land and sea park
in the Exuma Cays.
But as we'all know, the
pressure on our environment
is being ratcheted up by resi-
dential resort developments
and marinas in more and more
formerly unspoiled areas.
While we cannot avoid this,
and some collateral damage
has to occur, it makes sense to
ensure that whatever develop-
ment does take place is as sus-
tainable as we can make it. In
other words, that it will not
end up destroying the quality
of life of the very communities
it is supposed to benefit.
"People have always relied
on the Earth, and the things
that the Earth provides, not to
mention every other critter
there is in the world,'* said
Larry Wood. "So preserving
those things, especially the
unique ones that are.found in
certain locations, is a good
thing to do.
"It all comes back to the
future," he added. "If species
are depleted to the point
where they can't recover, then
that resource is lost. Properly
managing waste is terribly
important, and also properly
managing how chemicals are
used. One thing leads to
another, and everything is
This is the value of eco-
tourism, which is defined as
travel to destinations where
the environment and cultural
heritage are the primary
attractions. People are willing
to spend big bucks these days
to see these resources, so it ,
makes good business sense to
protect them.
Or, as Dr Brunnick put it,
"If you depend on tourism,
you must take care of the
things that bring visitors here.
And those are the things that
Peterson Cay has. And if you
can say we have 'x' acres of -.
coral reefs for you to explore
that are pristine and beautiful
and we know so because
we've mapped them out, you
have a little bit of a leg up
from the guys that say, 'we got
a reef.'
"We're mapping not just the
habitats, but also some of the
important species like
Elkhorn Coral for example.
This will allow the managers
to know that we have this
much of that endangered
species. If we take care of the
Elkhorn, everything else on
the reef will be taken care of
too. You won't have tosthink
about each grunt or parrotfish
out there."'
Setting aside national parks
is one thing, but managing
them takes money. And lots of
it to build public access
infrastructure like boardwalks
and visitor centres, to develop
educational materials and sig-
nage, to hire wardens, to con-
duct scientific monitoring and

to enforce regulations.
Take a stroll through the
Clifton Heritage Park, for
example, and check out the
parking areas, all-weather sig-
nage, and extensive gravel
pathways through ihe silent
coppice and along the
uncrowded beach. Or stop by
Wilson and Harrold Ponds
National Park off Faith
Avenue in the heart of the city
and amble along the raised
boardwalks over a wetland
oasis teeming with birds and
other wildlife.
Until recently, the BNT has
been forced to rely largely on
volunteers and aid from for-
eign conservation groups. But
soon it will embark on a cam-
paign to raise millions to tip
the scale in favour of long-
term conservation of our most
precious natural resources -
the species, ecosystems and
scenic vistas that provide our
breaa and butter.
"This is a beautiful planet."
Dr Brunnick said. "It's a gift
to every one of us. We would
not be here if this planet did
not have all this diversity. We
need national parks so we can
understand how beautiful
nature is. We need to keep
some places safe. And Peter-
son Cay is a place that's been
set aside to show us some
beautiful things in the ocean.
It's not for one person; it's for
Back in the high-ceilinged,
oak-paneled rooms of the
Explorers Club on East 70th
Street in New York, the Peter-
son Cay expedition leaders
may one day attend a ceremo-
nial dinner to discuss their
findings with fellow adventur-
They will note that Bahami-
ans have every right to eco- '
nomic development and pros-
perity. But if we think ahead
and do it right, with common
sense and an ethical approach,
we can succeed economically
at the same time as we pre-
serve the environment for
future generations.
The bottom line is that we
need to learn about our own
natural resources and the rea-
'sons to protect them if we
want to achieve long term
strategic benefits from eco-
nomic growth.
There's an old saying in
management: "What you
don't measure you can't man-
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Kerzner employees recognized:

for 'outstanding commitment'

SOME 177 employees of
Kerzner International were
recognized for their "outstand-
ing commitment" to the organ-
isation and several top per-
formers now have their names
entered into the hat in a bid to
win the coveted employee,
manager, and leader of the year
titles given out at the Annual
Crystal Awards Ceremony in
February 2009.
Last week, as a part of the
quarterly recognition exercise,
the employees filled the Grand
.Ballroom at Atlantis, Paradise
Island, as they cheered on the
stand-out employees in their
Kerzner International's Chief
Operating Officer Jean Cohen
told the nominees that they
were selected from among a tal-
ent pool of almost 9,000 work-
ers. "That, in itself, is an extra-
ordinary feat," she said.
Both Ms Cohen and Kerzner
International president and
managing director George
Markantonis called on these

JANICE HACKETT, vice-president
of casino operations (left) with
Julian Wallace (right), front house
winner of.the casino award.

Names of several top performers in 'hat'

to win coveted awards in February 2009
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VICE-president of marine aquari-
um operations Michelle Liu (left)
congratulating Chitera Butler
outstanding employees to go
back to their jobs and be the
role models that motivate and
inspire their co-workers to be
just like them.
"Times have changed. Every
single customer needs to be
. blown away," Mr Markantonis
Dennis Skinner, director of
VIP services was tied for
Leader of Quarter.
"My personal goal is to con-
tinue to blow every internal and
external customer away. I truly
believe that having a passion
and being consistent in every-
thing you do will go a long way
in ensuring success," he said.
Capturing the top manager
award was Miaya Armstrong-
Smith, laboratory manager of

TERRY Adderley, vice-president
and general manager of the Coral
and Beach Towers (left) with Mil-
dred Dean (right), "Heart of House"
winner for the Coral and Beach
the marine and water parks
operations department.
"I am very happy, elated in
fact, to have been able to rep-
resent my division and win
Manager of the Quarter. I was
on stage with some of the best
managers on property and I am
proud to have been chosen
from amongst them," she said.
Latoya Bowles, a help desk
agent, was one of the many win-
ners from the non-management
category. "As an employee of
the human resources depart-
ment, I have had the pleasure of
working these events before but
there's nothing better than
being on the receiving end for
this award. It's certainly a blow
away experience," she said.

Sea Turtles of

The Bahamas:

Insights from 30 years of study
Drs. Alan Bolten and Karen Bjorndal,
Archie Carr Centre for Sea Turtle Research,

University of Florida
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Time: 7pm
Place: The Retreat, Village Road
(parking at Queen's College) .
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VICE-president of operations at the
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Reef "Heart of House"...

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Man shot three times

FROM page one

masked man wearing dark clothing approached the parkedrcar and
threatened the occupants with a black hand gun.
The masked man then suddenly pulled the trigger of the hand gun
and fired it in the direction of Mr Wells.
Mr Wells sustained three gunshot wounds.
He was shot in his right thumb, in the right hip area and in his left
The driver of the car escaped uninjured.
Chief Supt Miller said that police were yesterday still in the
process of determining a motive for this crime.
Members of the public with any information regarding the shoot-
ing are asked to come forward to assist police in their investigation.

Bahamas braced for three storms

FROM page one Island, Long Island, Long Cay,
San Salvador, Rum Cay, Cat
froin yesterday. Island, and the Exuma chain
"We're expecting in the next last night as they are expect-
eight to nine hours to get the ed to experience winds above
full.brunt of Hanna, and 73mph by this morning.
receive sustained winds of 80 New Providence, Eleuthera,
mph. Andros, Grand Bahama, Aba-
"The winds are really pick- co, Bimini and the Berry
ing up, and most of the shin- Islands in the northwest are on
gles have gone from the roof of hurricane alert, meaning con-
the salt plant. There's a lot of editions could be felt by Thurs-
debris, with trees having blown day morning, and residents
down, and we're averaging two should continue to monitor the
inches of rain at the plant." storm.
Royal Ba'hamas Defence Basil Dean from the
Force Lieutenant Sonia Miller, Bahamas Department of Mete-
also in Inagua said the down- orology said yesterday that
pours subsided for a few hours Hanna is expected to move
yesterday afternoon as the more quickly as it heads north,
undefined eye passed over the meaning that flooding will not
island. People started to fill up be as severe as it is expected to
the islands three hurricane be in the more southern
shelters. islands.
Lt Miller said: "There was a Tropical Storm Ike had
lot of rain on Monday night, 60mph winds yesterday after-
and winds, but there was no noon is expected to reach the
flooding as far as I know...Peo- Bahamas this weekend.
pie are now taking the storm And not far behind, him is
very seriously." Tropical Storm Josephine, cur-
The National Emergency rently in the Atlantic with
Management Agency 40mph winds, and expected in
(NEMA), like The Tribune, the Bahamas early next week.
was unable to contact residents Mr Dean added: "Ike will be
of Mayaguana for an accurate a concern by the weekend, and
update of wind damage and Josephine is trekking slowly
rainfall, but it is understood towards the Bahamas so it is a
trees were down and there was strong possibility we will have
excessive flooding. all three.
Hanna's centre was near lat- "But right now we need to
itude 20.4 degrees north and focus on Hanna and then look
longitude 72.7 degrees west at at the other two.
5pm yesterday, 60 miles south- "The activities that we are
east of Great Inagua, 115 miles having is very normal at this
south of Mayagiuana and 155 time of year, September is the
miles southeast of Acklins and most active month of hurricane
435 miles southeast of New season so it is no surprise that
Providence, we are having these tropical
.Hurricane warnings persist- storm developments."
ed for the south-eastern and Track the three Tropical
central Bahamaislands incltd-' Storms and watch their devel-
ing Ragged'fIsln'dG Ci,6oked .opment on www.nhc.noaa.gov.

Supermarkets well stocked with

bottled water ahead of Hanna

FROM page one

tions to ride odt Hanna -
expected to be upgraded again
to a category one storm by the
time it affects Nassau.
Nautilus and Aquapure both
said they were redoubling their
water production and repre-
sentatives from City Market
and Supervalue's head offices
were confident they could meet
consumer demands in the com-
ing days.
On Monday Aquapure
announced that there had been
a 30 per cent jump in its sales
over Sunday and Monday.
Yesterday afternoon
Solomon's Wholesale said that
its store was out of all bottled
water supplies and were trying
to arrange another delivery.
Costright were in a similar
situation, but were expecting to
replenish their stocks shortly.
"You don't know how many
people we had in here!" said
one .Costright employee. At
around 2pm the store had "just
run out of water ten minutes
At Suipervalue on top of the
hill Mackey Street, Steve, a
security guard who was helping
customers returning to replace
their empty bottles with full

. EXTRA STOCK: At City Market,
Rosetta Street, hundreds of extra
water bottles were being stored
all around the shop.
ones, was enjoying a lull in
activity at around 2.15pm after
a frantic lunch hour that saw
the shop packed.
Manager Ernest Kersaint
assured The Tribune that
despite the rush the. store is
"loaded" with water. "We could
supply the whole of Nassau!"
he boasted.
In City Market on Rosetta
Street, store manager Raymond
Rolle said the shop had ordered
an additional 150 five gallon
bottles that day and 200 one
gallon ones.
Meanwhile, there were
reports of long queues at the
Chelsea's Choice depot off the
East West Highway during the
afternoon, although The Tri-
bune could not get. through to
the company for confirmation.
Nautilus water store manager
Gia Greene said that the com-,..
pany had many bottles stored
Satits depot on PrinceCharles, .
Soldier Road and at the Air-

RUNNING LOW: This shelf inSupervalue, Mackey Street, was empty
after a busy lunch hour shopping spree. But the store had plenty of
bottles ready to be put on the shelves.
port Industrial park and encour- -Ms Greene.
aged the public to come there if She said that drivers who
they are having trouble finding would normally finish deliveries
some. ,, ,,,.. ,,fjArqq0 r.5pm are expect- ...
"We are constantly p 9,pradw o4. wkk. "until midnight"
ing, selling, trying;tp keep up. tonight taking bottles across"
So far we are keeping up," said New Providence.

Darrold Miller case verdict is postponed

FROM page one
female GEMS 105.9FM employee between Feb-
ruary 2 and March 22 of last year while he served
as the company's chief operating officer.
In a final attempt to prove his client's inno-
cence, Mr Miller's lawyer Michael Kemp told
the court last week that the defence believes that
the virtual complainant has been thoroughly dis-
credited in the case.
Mr Kemp admitted that Mr Miller had been in
a position of authority over the virtual com-

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plainant, but questioned the evidence that allud-
ed to Mr Miller offering her job benefits for sex-
ual favours.
"Could you imagine someone throwing out a
lifeline to you and you drag them through the
courts for political reasons or for a deal?" Mr
Kemp asked.
Mr Kemp told the court that the virtual com-
plainant was used as a tool by those who were
opposed to his client, noting that the virtual com-
plainant herself had told the court that the case
had gone too far.

Teen charged

with murder
FROM page one

of the accused approached them
and a fight followed. The men
fled the- scene and, according to
an eyewitness, were chased to the
Post Office building on East Hill
Inside Court number one,
however, the scene was very dif-
ferent, with Strachan being led in
by police, hands cuffed behind
his back and shackled at his
ankles. He was wearing a blue
shirt, black sweat pants, and a
pair of baby blue coloured ten-
Strachan sat quietly in the pris-
oner's dock, only briefly motion-
ing to another young male in the
gallery who was seated next to a
young woman in white who
trembled nervously as Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez read
the charges.
Strachan is charged with the
murder of 23-year-old Jackson
who was stabbed to death in the
parking lot of the Cocktails and
Dreams nightclub over the week-
end. Chief Magistrate Gomez
informed him that he was not
required to enter a plea on the
charge and that a preliminary
inquiry had been set for Novem-
ber 24 in Court 9.
Until then he was ordered to
be remanded to her Majesty's
Aware of the brawl that had
erupted during the arraignment,
police were extra cautious when
leading the accused back to the
waiting jeep that would take him
to prison. Police cordoned off
the entire area, as guards stood
watch with their semi-automatic
rifles. As a result, there was no
further incident, and Strachan
was driven off to Her Majesty's
Prison to await his preliminary

Atlantis hotel

in Dubai

catches fire
FROM page one
tion Department for Preventative
Security, told Gulf News.that the
fire was contained at 10.15am.
"Initial investigations suggest.
the fire might have broken out as
workers were carrying out weld-
ing activities or because of some
electrical problem.
"We cannot confirm the exact
cause of th re until we conclude
our investigations," said Mr Mah-

Credit Suisse, Nassau Branch
Private Banking

is presently considering applications for

Head of Credit Risk. Management

The position is open to candidates with the following minimum requirements:


- University Degree or equivalent

- Sound international banking background with 7 to 10 years in credit risk
- Strong understanding of Private Banking Business
- Technical product knowledge of various credit products
- Excellent knowledge of Globus Banking System
- Well versed in Swiss banking practices and standards
- Solid experience in Project Management
- PC Literacy (MS Word, Access, and Excel) i

Personal Qualities:
- Strong analytical skills
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
- Highly motivated with a commitment to service excellence
- Must possess excellent management and leadership skills-
- Strong communication skills and one of the following languages would be an
advantage: German, Spanish, Italian and French

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
- Analyze and approve international credit applications
- Ensure a high quality of credit portfolio and limit credit risk through diversified
collateral and adequate margin requirements
- Identify potential risks and suggest improvements regarding controls, systems
in use and business management
- Support relevant Head Office projects as credit expert; SOX, Basel 11, Risk
Saver International, TLS
- Provide overall leadership, direction and control to the credit function
- Implement local credit policies based on Head Office policies
- Ensure correct risk ratings are recorded in Globus System

Benefits provided include:
- Competitive salary and performance bonus
- Pension Plan
- Health and Life Insurance
- Ongoing internal and external career development/training program

APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING. Persons not meeting the minimum
requirements need not apply.

Applications should be submitted to:
Human Resources Department
P. 0. Box N-4928

Facsimile: 356-8148

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Deadline for applications, October 10, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons.

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.

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 adminisratrs, and student volunteers. Working
directly and closely with the Alumni Relations & Annual Fund (AR&AF) Associate, the
ARD Assistant, AR&AF will provide strategic support to a growing alumni relations
programme and will assist with the planning. imilemeiniion and evaluation of 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
The Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Associate has two primary responsibilities: to
implement The College of The Bahamas Alumni Relations Programme and to deliver a
successful Annual Giving 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 H.
The Administrative Assistant will provide direct assistance to the Associate Vice President,
External 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.

Writer, News & Publications
Writer with responsibility for News & Publications will perform writing and related duties
as needed, 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 wqrk within a demanding deadline driven environment and to also perform assignments
as related to media and general public relations. 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, News & Publication.

i For a detailed job description and application persons should visits www.cob.edu.bsI/htpply.
Interested candidates should submit a detailed resume and a cover letter of interest, giving
full particulars of qualifications, and experience, no later than Friday 5th September, 2008.



The Creation of a University Brand Identity
The College of The Bahamas is accepting proposals for the creation of a university brand identity and
the design of initial marketing material to support the new identity.

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continues to soar

Second place finish in Switzerland

LEEVAN SANDS from Bahamas competes in the Men's Triple
Jump at the IAAF Qatar Super Grand Prix in Doha, Qatar, Friday
May 11, 2007.

Sturrup, Ferguson-McKenzie in showdown

Senior Sports Reporter
LEEVAN 'Superman' Sands,
still celebrating his Olympic
bronze medal from last month,
continued to soar on the inter-
national scene.
Fresh from his feat in Beijing,
China last month, Sands posted
a second place finish at the Ath-
letissima International Meeting
in Lausanne, Switzerland yes-
In the third consecutive meet
since the Olympics, Chandra
Sturrup got the better of the
showdown with Debbie Fergu-
sori-McKenzie in the women's
100 showdown; Christine Amer-
til showed up in the women's.
400 and Donald Thomas pro-
ducing his personal best in the
men's high jump.
Sands, only the second
Bahamian male athlete to
achieve an Olympic medal
behind Frank Rutherford from
Barcelona, Spain in 1992 with a
triple jump bronze as well,
cleared 56-feet, 2 1/2-inches.
"I just went out there relaxed.
The long season is just about
over for me," said Sands, who
has stormed back into interna-
tional prominence after sitting
out the past two after he was
hit with a six month suspension.
"I am just trying to take it
one meet at a time. I'm over
here with no pressure, no stress.
I am just trying to finish off the
Although he was off his
national record breaking- per-
formance at the games, Sands
went on to beat out Olympic
champion Nelson Evora of Por-
tugal, who came in fourth with
55-5 1/2.
Winning the event was Jadel

I i

Gregorio of Brazil with 56-9 1/4
as he improved on his sixth
place finish in Beijing.
"I don't think Nels ass
training. E s.id nti was just
partying and doing interviews,"
Sands'said of his rival. "So
everybody was just busy.
"It wasn't as hyped as it usu-
ally is. Everybody was just tired
and was trying to finish off the


season. I know I just can't wait
for the celebrations at home. I
just want to finish the year off at
number two in the world."
.While Sands continue his
quest for another major goal
this year, sprinter Chandra Stur-
rup said she was just excited to
be back running again.
She pulled off a fifth place
finish in a time of 11.14 seconds



BAHAMAS RUNNER Leevan Sands, bronze medal winner at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, trains with chil-
dren during a special practice session two days before the Athletissima international athletics meeting in the
Olympic stadium in Lausanne, Switzerland, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008.

with Ferguson-McKenzie set-
tling for seventh in 11.23.
Shelly-Ann Fraser, who led the
Jainaican sweep at the
Olympics, won the race in 11.03
with bronze medalist Kerron
Stewart.second in 11.06 and
American Marshevet Hooker
third in 11.09.
"Considering I took off a
week after the games and I
started training last week, I felt
I did okay," said Sturrup, who
got redemption from her semi-
final appearance in Beijing.
"I still have to work on my
finish. My finish is terrible. But
I felt pretty good today. I know
I can do a good job. I should
have done it at the Olympics,
but J will run better now. I just

didn't execute in the semifinals
and it cost me."
Amertil, who also missed
making the final in the 400 at
the Olympics, ran to a fourth
place finish in heat two in Lau-
sanne in a time of 51.88.
Jamaican Novlene Williams
won the race in 50.33.
Heat one was won by
Olympic silver medalist Sheric-
ka Williams in 50.47.
For Amertil, it was "an okay
race. I guess I could say I was
happy with the time, but not
satisfied with it."
She noted that she's just try-
ing to get some races under her
leg to keep her shape so that
she can keep her momentum
going into next season.

"I am still happy that I can
compete with these ladies, but
at the same time I know it's not
what I'm capable of," she insist-
Thomas, the world champi-
on who flopped in Beijing by
not making the final, had his
season's best leap of 7-5 to tie
for seventh in the men's high
The Olympic medalists fin-
ished in the same order with
champion Andrey Silnov of
Russia winning with 7-8 1/2;
Great Britain's silver medalist
Germaine Mason and russian
bronze medalist Yaroslav
Rybakov second and third with
7-7 1/4.

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DIS P N : ic

Senior Sports Reporter
bstubts't'ribunemred3a net
DERRICK Atkins claimed that he has.
nobody, else but himself to blame for his let-
dow n at thL XI\\ X Oltmpic Games in Belling,
His bid t,... become the first Bahamian male
'pnnter to ulin a medal came to a hall %hen he
failed to mak, the final ol the historic 100
metre final at the
. Bird's Net J.amaican Lia3in Bolt went on
to establish him.cif is the gri atesit (-)Impian
"Basicalh. I ius didn't h,:k'\ up then I
needed too I didn I run j9 good as I wJas sup-
poicd to." ljid Alkins. ~'ho has declined to
talk to the nmdia bhcauseo at his disappoini-
ment in hi zemilinal e\nt
For me. ih. ()l rmpi,: ex\pcrinncLc wa good.
hut it didn't i miter to me that much because
I didn't cone out ithl a medal I didn't So ihe
whole experience '.ja, a good one but it di,-
jpp,'in inr o Ior me l cauci I didn't i .l j
Tr,'.in c to phanIom Lr [ctI\ ,hajt enit
wrong. the 2i ,7 IA AF % 'rld Championsnhip
slater medili-st jaid it jas hard for him 1i-
pinpointi ian.thinr, ,p cificl
"l hJd n up- :rd doi,,n .-ca-on all 'ear I ,.%a
Sinc-.n-'isrcnt and I think lm not being con'it--
lent .i I h-riould hace and h '.ing .all of the
ouiidc iutlf that mnterfcred affected m% pcr-
lirmance, .Atkins rerlectcd
"I ue .c' ou can a \ I wasn'tt m\ self thl.
):ar. Thire r v.a4 omelhng I 'sj rrius-sing I as
String to find it, but I couldn't. I just have to go


back to the drawing hoard and try to regroup
for ne\ti ear I'm not going to hate two bad
\car' in a rot, I till make some changes and
get read) for the \ world Championships."
Refusing no elaborate on the "outside stuff"
that hampered hi' performance this year.
A.tkins ajd he %ill hhitI his locus on Berlin.
Gcrman. ni.\t August here he will be
preparing not just to get back into the final,
but toi ascend the podium for another medal mt
the ccntur\
.Altho-ugh Atkins had predicted earlier in
the eajr h.it it itill be interesting to see howa
,ell B.-it .:iuld lIst through the rounds in
th,: I1H. he said he ,.asn t surprised to see the
Otloucme tl the superstar., %ho ran his first of
three iorld record, in 9 h) seconds as he
-Ilo.d Jdon to celebrate %.ith a .ide gap
beiteen his competitors.
'. \ h.it he he as doni: is unbelievable It's
unheard of It's neer been done e'er in
the historN of track and field." saij an aston-
ishLd Atkins., ho holds the national record at
"What he has done is crazy. I tip my hats off

to him. He showed up and he proved that
he's a big time runner when it counts. Grant-
ed. he's been running well all sear, but he did
some amazing things "
Bolt went on to celebrate his 22nd birthday.
in Beijing a day after he electrified the world
by breaking Michael Johnson's 12-\ear-old
mark in the 200 in 19 30 and added the third
mark when he ran the mird leg on Jamaica's
impressive 4 x 100 rela\ that stopped the clock
at 37 10.
Atkms. the 24-year-old former spnnt cham-
pion at Dickinson State. said after his perfor-
mance and that of Bolt. he decided to shut
down the rest of his season and go into deep
soul searching.
"I'm just going to go home and regroup." he
He acknowledged that "I did a lot of things
wrong" and he will work on trying to correct
those mistakes.
"I made some awkward decisions in training
and unfortunately this wasn't the year to make
the huge mistakes that I made." he pointed
out "I wouldn't say huge. but the\ were still
mistakes that cost me a lot "
The price he paid was not getting into the
final and not winning the Bahamas' first
Olympic medal for male sprinters.
-"With all that said and done. I Just hate to
learn from m) nmstakes and come back strong
next Near." he proclaimed
While the goal is to be reads for Berlin.
Atkins said London and the next 01l mpics in

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UCLA Bruins

off to

AP Sports Writer
PASADENA, California (AP) -
The game was a good debut for new
UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel, and only
half bad for new quarterback Kevin
Neuheisel, a former UCLA quarter-
back hired to replace the fired Karl
Dorrell, obviously was pleased with a
27-24 overtime victory over No. 18 Ten-
nessee on Monday night, saying, "It
was a thrill for me to be on the side-
Craft, a third-stringer who got the
starting job because the first two quar-
terbacks are injured, threw four first-
half interceptions, then played almost
flawlessly in the second.
A smiling Neuheisel said, "It's been a
hard five years being away from col-
lege football. This is what I want to
He formerly coached at Colorado
and Washington and was a Baltimore
Ravens assistant before returning to
"At one point an official said, 'Are
you having fun?' I said, 'For an opening
act, this is a lot of fun," Neuheisel said
after the Bruins' win.
The game had a furious finish, with
the Volunteers taking a 21-17 lead on
Montario Hardesty's 20-yard run with
1:54 remaining, the Bruins going back
-in front on Craft's 3-yard TD pass to
Ryan Moya with 27 seconds left, and
Tennessee's Daniel Lincoln sending it
into overtime with a 47-yard field goal
as time expired.
After UCLA was unable to pick up a
first down on its series in overtime, Kai
Forbath kicked a 42-yard field goal.
The Vols also couldn't get a first down,
but Lincoln was wide left from 34 yards.
"It was amazing. You can't ask for a
better start to the season than this,"
Craft said.
His transformation at halftime also
was amazing.
After throwing the four interceptions4_i
three of them right at defenders, and1
passing for just 66 yards in the first half,
Craft went 18-of-25 for 193 yards and a
touchdown in the-second half with-
out an interception.
"It was just a matter of settling
down," said Craft, a junior college
transfer who started five games for San
Diego State in 2006. "I wasn't nervous
at all. I just wasn't in a good rhythm. In
the second half, I found it."
Vols coach Phillip Fulmer was
impressed, saying, "The kid is a coach's
son, a very talented young man. He
throws the ball extremely well. He
threw four picks in the first half, but it
didn't seem to faze him. He just exe-
cuted very well in the second half."
Neuheisel, asked if he considered giv-
ing Craft the hook at halftime, said, "I
told Craft that I threw four intercep-
tions in my first start, but (Coach) Ter-
ry Donahue waited until the third game
before he pulled me."
Neuheisel still deflected the credit to
Norm Chow, who joined him in West-
wood as offensive coordinator and
quarterbacks coach.
"Norm did a masterful job of calming
Kevin down at halftime and calling a
brilliant clock drive (in the final 2 min-
utes)," Neuheisel said.
The Bruins' inexperienced, injury-
riddled offensive line gave Craft good
protection, and he was sacked only


a good start

KEVIN CRAFT (top inset), UCLA quarterback, releases the ball during the second half of a game with Tennessee in Pasadena, California,
Monday. UCLA won 27-24...

once. Then there was the Bruins'
defense, which held Tennessee to
touchdown runs of 20 and 11 yards by
Hardesty, and Lincoln's late field goal.
The Vols' other score came on Nevin
McKenzie's 61-yard return of a Craft
interception. Neuheisel said defensive
coordinator DeWayne Walker "did a
great job his defense kept us in the
Tennessee quarterback Jonathan
Crompton finished 19-of-41 for 189
yards, with one interception, and Arian
Foster carried 13 times for 96 yards.
Hardesty added 66 yards on 12 carries.
Middle linebacker Elix Wilson was a
standout on defense with 12 tackles, 11

of them solo, and the Vols' one sack.
Fulmer figured UCLA would play
well. "They were crying about the quar-
terback situation; I knew darn well
they'd be ready for us," he said. "We
made enough mistakes tonight to fill
three or four games.
"We will play better teams than
UCLA is, and I know we're a better
team than we were tonight."
UCLA lost three starters in the first
half tailback Khalil Bell with an
ankle injury, tight end Logan Paulsen to
a fractured foot and wide receiver Mar-
cus Everett to a toe injury. Paulsen will
probably be sidelined for an extended

After Akeem Ayers blocked a pu
and Sean Westgate returned it 17 yar
for a touchdown late in the first quart
to give the Bruins a 7-0 lead, the V(
came back with two touchdowns in tI
second. The blocked punt return for
touchdown was the first allowed t
Tennessee since Fulmer became coa
in 1992. Forbath kicked a 41-yard
early in the third quarter, the Raymor
Carter scored on a 3-yard run to gi
UCLA a 17-14 lead with 6:51 remain
ing. UCLA was coming off a 6-7 se
son. Tennessee won the SEC East ar
finished 10-4 last year, with one of t;
losses a 45-31 defeat to California
Berkeley in the Vols' season opener

I J aguari s'Co ffi r sh iotI

(AP) Jacksonville Jaguars
offensive tackle Richard Col-
lier was shot while waiting for
some women outside an apart-
ment early Tuesday and sus-
tained life-threatening injuries,
authorities said.
Collier, 26, and former
Jaguars player Kenneth
Pettway were waiting in a car
when a gunman shot into the
vehicle, said Jacksonville Sher-
iff's Office spokesman Ken
Jefferson. Collier was shot sev-
eral times but it's not clear
where he was hit.
Collier was in critical con-
dition,at Shands Jacksonville
Medical Center, a hospital
official said. The motive
behind the attack was unclear,
and the sheriff's office was
During training camp, the
third-year lineman competed
for the starting job at left tack-
le but was beat out by Khalif
Earlier this year, Collier
pleaded no contest to a drunk-

en driving charge stemming
from an incident last fall,
avoiding trial and accepting
six months of probation.
The 6-foot-7, 350-pound
linemen was arrested Novem-
ber 3 after officers found him
asleep behind the wheel of his
sports utility vehicle at a
McDonald's drive-thru win-
dow, according to a police
Collier failed field sobriety
tests and had a blood-alcohol
level of .096. In Florida, it is
illegal to drive when a per-
son's blood-alcohol level
reaches .08.
Collier's attorney, Hank
Coxe, disputed the police
report and recommended that
his client go to trial, but Col-
lier didn't want the team to
have to deal with the negative
attention that it would gener-
Pettway, a backup defensive
end who played in 17 games
over the past two seasons, was
among the players cut by the
Jaguars I't weekend.

RICHARD COLLIER, offensive lineman for the Jacksonville Jaguars, takes part in warm-up drills during
the Jaguars football training camp in Jacksonville, Florida, on August 7, 2006..


try to move

on after loss

AP Sports Writer

(AP) Part of Louisville
coach Steve Kragthorpe's
routine the day after a game
is to pop in the tape, take
one last look at what hap-
pened and then move on.
Monday's session proved
to be more difficult than
"When you lose a football.
game and you have to go
back and watch it again, it's
painful," Kragthorpe said
one day after the Cardinals
were drilled 27-2 by rival
Kentucky. "There were a lot
of mistakes we were making,
a lot'of mistakes we wish we
could go back and do over,
but you. don't get a second
Instead, the Cardinals will
try to plow forward, though
the going won't be easy. One
of the nation's top offenses
for most of the last decade,
Louisville's retooled unit
looked dismal against the
Wildcats. The Cardinals
managed just 205 yards of
total offense less than half
what they averaged per
game a season ago and
struggled to develop any sort
of rhythm.
Though Kragthorpe
praised Kentucky's play, he
saw plenty of missed assign-
ments and mental errors by
his players that helped the
Wildcats along.
"A lot of our errors were
unforced errors, errors
where we didn't execute as
well as we're capable of play-
ing," he said.
Nobody was immune.
Quarterback Hunter
Cantwell, who had played
spectacularly at times in
relief of former star Brian
Brohm over the last'three
years, seemed rushed in his
first start in almost two sea-
He overthrew receivers
and lacked any sort of touch,
instead opting to fire the ball
at his targets when a little
finesse would have helped.
Cantwell finished 20-of-43
Z for 152 yards, no touchdowns
and three interceptions.
E It was Louisville's first
game without a touchdown
.g pass since a win over Syra-
cuse in 2006.
"We missed some deep
throws, some-of those we've
got to put our hands on them
and catch them, and some of
nt those we've got to get more
ds trajectory on them so (the
.er receivers) can find the ball
)ls a little easier," Kragthorpe
he said.
ra The running game, a focal
by point for new offensive coor-
ch dinator Jeff Brohm during
er training camp, didn't help.
ind The Cardinals ran for 53
ve yards on 29 carries a 1.8
n- average and failed to mus-
,a- cle for the tough yards when
nd they needed it.
he Trailing 10-0 late in the
at second quarter, Kragthorpe
o. pted to go for it on fourth-
and-1 at the Kentucky 21.
Brock Bolen, however, was
stuffed for no gain while test-
ing the left side. The Cardi-
I nals would take only one
snap closer to Kentucky's
end zone the rest of the
"Everybody can be more
consistent in terms of their
assignments and in terms of
executing those plays,"
Kragthorpe said.
There were some bright
spots for the Cardinals, most-
ly on defense. Kentucky
scored just one offensive
touchdown, and that was
after an interception put the
Wildcats inside the Louisville
10. The linebackers, all mak-
ing their first starts, played

.well and shut down Ken-
tucky's running attack.
Sophomore wide receiver
Doug Beaumont caught
nearly everything that came
his way, hauling in nine
receptions for 76 yards.
"This team will bounce
back, I'm confident of that,"
Kragthorrpe said. "This
Q- coaching staff will bounce
S back. You put it behind you,
M you learn from it, certainly
C, you don't forget it. If you
Z forget this loss, you're not
much of a man in my opin-
ion. This ought to stick in
your craw."







Drew hits for cycle

* By The Associated Press

STEPHEN.Drew lofted the ball
to deep left field and the crowd
rose. When it landed beyond
Felipe Lopez and bounced into
the stands, the ovation began.
By way of a ground-rule dou-
ble, Drew had hit for the first
cycle in Chase Field history.
He added yet another double
an inning later, and the Arizona
Diamondbacks rallied to beat the
St. Louis Cardinals 8-6 on Mon-
day night.
"It seems like he gets a good
at-bat every time up," Arizona
manager Bob Melvin said. "Five
hits, cycle, the whole bit it's
certainly going to be a day that
he's going to remember. You
don't get too many like this. It'll
be one of the most exciting offen-
sive days of his life."
The Diamondbacks needed a
lift after losing two out of three
over the weekend to NL West
rival Los Angeles. Arizona
entered Monday with a shaky 2
1/2-game lead over the Dodgers.
"To hit for the cycle, it's fun,
but it wouldn't have really meant
anything to me if we didn't win,"
Drew said.
Drew was joined by the
Mariners' Adrian Beltre, who also
hit for the cycle on Monday.
It was the first time two players
hit for the cycle on the same day
since Sept. 17, 1920, when Bobby
Veach of the Detroit Tigers and
George Burns of the New York
Giants did it, according to the
Elias Sports Bureau.
In other NL games, it was the
New York Mets 4, Milwaukee 2;
Houston 3, the Chicago Cubs 0;


AP Sports Writer

Lee remembers his only
encounter with Hall of Famer
Gaylord Perry being brief. The
two pitchers met at this season's
All-Star game in Yankee Stadi-
"I think I shook his hand," Lee
said. "I guess you could call that
meeting him. I didn't really get
to talk to him."
On Monday, Lee was in Per-
ry's company again.
Exactly one year after being
brought back from the minor
leagues, Lee pitched a five-hitter
for his second career shutout and
his 20th win to lead the Cleve-
land Indians to a 5-0 victory over
the Chicago White Sox.
Lee (20-2) is the first Indians
pitcher to reach 20 wins since Per-
ry, known for throwing a spitball,
went 21-13 in 1974.
Following the game, Cleve-
land's players locked the club-
house doors and celebrated Lee's
milestone, which put a resounding
stamp on his turnaround season.
"We gave him a little toast,"
catcher Kelly Shoppach said. "He
deserved it."
With a chance to also join Hall
of Famers Bob Feller and Bob
Lemon as Cleveland's 20-game
winners, Lee shut down the hard-
hitting, Central-leading White
Sox. He gave up two singles to
open the first before retiring 21
straight and finishing his fourth
complete game.
"That's the best I've seen him
throw against us in some time,"
said Chicago manager Ozzie
Guillen, whose club dropped into
a tie for first with Minnesota.
"He's a 20-game winner for a rea-
son. We got to him early and had
an opportunity. Then he shut us
down, just dominated us."
After he got Carlos Quentin to
ground into a game-ending dou-
ble play, Lee punched his fist into
his glove and hugged Shoppach
as fireworks boomed above Pro-

STEPHEN DREW, of the Arizona Diamondbacks, runs the bases during the
eighth inning of a game in Phoenix Monday. Drew went 5-for-5 and hit for
the cycle in the Diamondbacks' 8-6 win over the St Louis Cardinals...

Colorado 4, San Francisco 0; the
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, San
Diego 2; and Florida 4, Atlanta
Batting leadoff, the 25-year-old
shortstop singled in the first,
tripled in tfe third and homered
in the fifth against St. Louis starter
Joel Pineiro. The ground-rule
double leading to a standing ova-
tion came against Kyle McClel-
lan (2-7).
"I'm kind of in shock right
now," said Drew, who carried his
keepsake baseball into the
postgame interview,room. "I'm
just trying to put good A-Bs
together. It was meant to be."
Drew wasn't the only Dia-
mondbacks player who had a big
day. Newly acquired David Eck-
stein singled home the winning

run, and Adam Dunn, Chris
Young and Mark Reynolds also
homered as Arizona overcame a
poor start by Randy Johnson.
Drew is 10-for-17 with a homer,
three doubles and a triple in the
first four games of a six-game
"The ball just comes off his bat
like lightning," Eckstein said.
Drew also became the third
Diamondbacks player to hit for
the cycle in the franchise's 11-year
Luis Gonzalez did it on July 5,
2000, at Houston, and Greg Col-
brunn did it on Sept. 18, 2002, at
San Diego.
It wasn't such a big deal in the
St. Louis clubhouse. Asked about
Drew's performance, manager
Tony La Russa replied, "Let

Melvin talk about him."
La Russa wasn't very happy
after watching his team cough up
a 5-1 second-inning lead on its
way to a fourth straight loss. The
Diamondbacks chipped away at
Pineiro, who allowed four runs
and six hits in five innings.
Arizona tied it 6-6 in the sixth,
when Reynolds hit a two-run shot
off McClellan.
"You can't lose a game like
this," La Russa said. "But every
time we got the ball where we
shouldn't, they hit it out of the
park. We made too many mis-
takes to win a game like this."
One day after ace Brandon
Webb lasted only 3 1-3 innings,
the Diamondbacks needed a
lengthy outing from Johnson. But
the Big Unit lasted only 3 2-3
innings, matching his shortest start
of the season.
Johnson, who has 294 career
victories, is winless in his last four
starts. He gave up four homers,
matching a career high, and they
combined to travel an estimated
1,598 feet. -
Yadier Molina led off the sec-
ond with a 404-foot shot to left
center. One batter later, Joe
Mather hit a 380-foot homer into
the bullpen down the left field
In the third, Albert Pujols hit a
416-foot bullet deep into the left
field bleachers with a man aboard
to give the Cardinals a 4-1 lead.
Two batters later; Felipe Lopez
hit a 398-foot solo homer to left,
and St. Louis led 5-1.
Chad Qualls (3-8) pitched the
seventh to earn the win. Brandon
Lyon pitched the ninth for his
26th save in 31 chances.

Cliff Lee wins No.

gressive Field. And then, as he
has done 19 other times this sea-
son, Lee got in line to exchange
handshakes with his teammates.
First baseman Ryan Garko
flipped the ball to Lee, and he
headed to the dugout as a video
tribute from Perry and Feller was
shown on the stadium scoreboard.
"It's nice to get this behind me
and not have to answer questions
about matching Gaylord Perry,"
Lee said in a typically stoic tone.
"I'm glad I got it over with on the
first try. It's a good feeling, espe-
cially not giving up any runs."
Elsewhere, the New York Yan-
kees outlasted Detroit 13-9,
Boston beat Baltimore 7-4, and
Seattle downed Texas 12-6, as
Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle
and the Mariners won their fourth
in a row.'
Ineffective for the first fourth
months of 2007, Lee was sent
back to the minors last July, a
startling downfall for a pitcher
who had won 46 games over the
previous three years. In his final
start before the demotion, Lee
was booed off the field and sar-
castically tipped his cap at fans
who were sick of seeing him.
After the initial shock of being
back in the minors wore off, Lee
reset his sights.
"I never lost confidence," Lee
said. "I never got down on myself
or questioned my abilities. I nev-
er once doubted what I'could do."
Since the first day of spring
training in '08, he has been in a
"It's a tremendous tribute to
him and the work and the com-
mitment he made," Indians man-
ager Eric Wedge said. "These
things don't happen by accident."
Lee leads the majors in wins
and ERA, and no pitcher has
meant more than the laid-back
30-year-old, who has accounted
for 30 per cent of Cleveland's 66
Lee has refused to put emphasis
on any start but his next one, and
has shrugged off his success with a
hey-this-is-my job nonchalance.

ALEXEI RAMIREZ, of the Chicago White Sox, swings for strike three against
Cleveland Indians pitcher Cliff Lee to end the eighth inning Monday. The
Indians won 5-0...

For weeks, he has downplayed
any significance of reaching the
20-win barrier, insisting all he
wants to do is give the Indians a
chance to win.
His approach has been simple.
"You've got to locate. You've
got to work ahead. You've got
mix and change speeds," Lee said.
"That's the key to pitching."
Orlando Cabrera and A.J.
Pierzynski opened the first with
singles, but Lee struck out
Quentin and then got Jermaine
Dye to hit a hard liner to second
baseman Asdrubal Cabrera, who
snagged the drive and stepped on
the bag for the double play.
Lee gave up two singles in the
ninth before he got Pierzynski to
fly to left. Chicago's fiery catcher,
who slammed his bat down after
popping out in the fourth, then
stared in Lee's direction. Lee
stared back.
"He was chirping from the
dugout," said Lee, who couldn't
recall if he yelled anything back at
Pierzynski. .
"He gave me a little extra ener-
gy. I appreciate that."
Pierzynski denied yelling at
"I didn't say anything to him
the whole game," he said.
"I yelled something when I
popped up. Give the guy credit.
Winning 20 games is pretty darn
As the Indians celebrated Lee's
win, many of the White Sox
remained in their dugout, perhaps
upset by the left-hander's posture.
"I don't care," Lee said.


Yankees 13, Tigers 9 ,
At Detroit, Alex Rodriguez had
four RBIs as the Yankees built
an 11-2 lead and then had to hang
on as Detroit got homers from
*Gary Sheffield, Miguel Cabrera
and Brandon Inge.
Justin Verlander (10-15) lasted
a career-low 1 2-3 innings and
gave up eight runs five earned
- and seven hits with two walks.
Brian Bruney (2-0) was credit-
ed with the win for pitching 1 2-3
scoreless innings. New York's Sid-
ney Ponson started and gave up
seven runs six earned and
nine hits over three innings.
Red Sox 7, Orioles 4
At Boston, 'Dustin Pedroia's
two-run single capped a four-run
sixth inning and Paul Byrd (10-
11) pitched seven efficient innings
in his fourth start for the Red Sox,
who pulled five games behind idle
Garrett Olson (8-7) gave up six
runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings
for the Orioles, who lost for the
ninth time in 10 games.
Mariners 12, Rangers 6
At Arlington, Texas, Adrian
Beltre hit for the cycle and had
five hits to help Seattle win its
fourth straight.
Beltre, who had the third five-
hit game of his career, became
the fourth Mariners player to hit
for the cycle with an RBI triple off
Josh Rupe in the eighth. Beltre
homered in the second, had an
RBI single in the fourth and sin-
gled in the sixth.
Sean Green (4-4) pitched three
scoreless innings for the win.

be to help athletes spare themselves and their
families embarrassment. The harm isn't always
immediate. He points out that potential employ-
ers look at social network sites to help them
screen job applicants.
Lata said he also wants to make sure the
image of the university and athletic department
are protected. School logos, after all, often are
visible on athletes' profiles.
Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz said he does-
n't have a MySpace or Facebook page, though
there is a profile listed under his name that has-
n't been active since 2005. He said it's not worth
the time or risk to have one.
"You could have something meant for a joke
for somebody, and someone else could see it
and get the wrong idea about who you are as a
person, not realizing it's for fun," Ganz said.
"Guys need to be smart with it."

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Web wary

AP Sports Writer

LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) Nebraska ath-
letic director Tom Osborne remembers the days
when about the only way a student-athlete could
embarrass his or her school was to end up in jail.
Now, Osborne and other leaders in college
sports have to worry about potential embar-
rassment when their athletes end up on the
"With YouTube and MySpace and all this
now," the 71-year-old Osborne said, "it appears
to be an issue."
It is, in fact, a major issue that some schools
have been slow to address, said Sam McQuade,
a professor at the Rochester Institute of Tech-
nology.who specializes in cybercrime and tech-
nology issues.
"Since the onset of the World Wide Web,
essentially beginning in 1994, youth have grown
up not knowing a world without the Net,"
McQuade said. "And they generally have never
been actively monitored, so they don't know
how to behave in ways that are appropriate to
larger society."
In the wake of two Nebraska wrestlers appear-
ing on a pornographic Web site, Osborne said
the university would join athletic departments
across the nation in enhancing the monitoring of
athletes' use of cyberspace.
The situation for the two Nebraska wrestlers,
who were dismissed from the team, points to a
larger issue: the use of social networking sites
like MySpace and Facebook.
Osborne said he'll talk to the more than 500
Nebraska athletes this Thursday about being
careful with their Internet posts. He'll also tell
them that the athletic department will be mon-
itoring social networking sites.
"We won't turn our heads if we see some-
thing inappropriate," Osborne said.
Many schools address Internet policies in their
student-athlete-handbooks. Nebraska's does
not, but there is a general warning about avoid-
ing activity that could cause embarrassment.
Earlier this year, a University of Iowa athlet-
ics board approved guidelines allowing school
administrators to check players' sites on public
networking Web sites, such as Facebook and
MySpace. The move came after Facebook pho-
tos surfaced showing a number of Iowa foot-
ball players who are no longer with the team.
The players were holding cash and liquor bottles.
Loyola University in Chicago has barred its
athletes from having profiles on social net-
working sites.
It's more common for schools to counsel their
athletes and monitor their profiles, according
to John Lata, the Florida State athletic depart-
ment's director of student services.
Lata has consulted with schools across the
country about setting up programs for policing
the Web. He estimated that nine out of 10 ath-
letes have social network profiles.
A random check of Nebraska athletes' profiles
by The Associated Press revealed pictures of
athletes partialTy undressed and party photos
as well as comments about sexual activity, racial
slurs and criticism of coaches.
At Creighton University in Omaha, athletes
are required to read and sign an "Internet
ethics" policy that cautions them to be careful
about what they post online and warns them
that the athletic department will be watching.
"If, in my opinion, I see anything that affects
them, the team, the athletic department or the
university in a negative way, I'll handle it any
way I see fit," Creighton athletic director Bruce
Rasmussen said.
Refusal to take remove inappropriate mater-
ial could range from suspension to dismissal,
Rasmussen said.
Florida State's policy is similar.
Lata makes an annual presentation on Inter-
net use to all FSU athletes. Part of his lecture
features inappropriate material pulled from FSU
athletes' social network sites.
"A lot of times they're surprised when they
realize I can get to some of the stuff they thought
only their friends could see," Lata said. "It's a
real eye-opener for them. I ask, 'Would you
want your coaches or parents or other family
members to see that?"'
One of the difficulties in monitoring social
networking sites is that a profile under an ath-
lete's name could have been created by someone
else. All that's required is an e-mail address to
create a profile, and pictures of athletes are
readily available on the Web. ,
"One student-athlete we checked on had some
stuff on a Web site attributed to him that was
somewhat beyond the pale," Osborne said. "We
Want to make sure people understand that we'll
bear responsibility for what someone really puts
up there. But there may be information that is
not authentic, done by somebody else."
Lata said he has nothing against MySpace
and Facebook if used appropriately. He said
such sites can be good and positive ways for
people of all ages to socialize.
Lata said athletic departments' priority should




What you've all waited


... my NFL picks!

The Number One goal of the Ramblin'g's :Not to Let Fantasy Foot-
ball influence my decision making process when making this year's
picks. Also not to allow the Lady Rambler to "help" with the picks by
flipping a coin or going with the team with the prettiest uniforms.
(Home Team in ALL CAPS)

Washington Redskins
Fifty years from now when I'm old and gray there will remain a few
things about sports I will never understand. I'll never understand
how Ben Johnson was the only sprinter from his era to be villianized,
I'll never understand why the Blazers didn't roll the dice on Michael
Jordan, and I'll never understand how the Giants beat the Patriots in
Superbowl XLII. New York's entire postseason run, culminating in
one of the biggest upsets in sports history was one of those rare
moments where the stars aligned perfectly and to create "Anti-Mur-
phy's Law" effect: Everything that could go right, went right. The odds
of a repeat performance are slim...Lara Flynn Boyle slim, Mary Kate
Olsen slim.
For the constantly shifting Redskins organization, poor Jason
Campbell has to learn his fourth offensive scheme in just four years.
Doesn't bode well for an offense with the jury still out on a young
quarterback and rookie head coach, Jim Zorn. The addition of Jason
Taylor will sure up the pass rushing game and ultimately help an
ailing, aging secondary create more turnovers. Campbell has familiarity
with the West Coast offense from his Auburn days so the 'Skins
offense shouldn't look as deficient as it did in the preseason.
Giants 24
Redskins 10
Detroit Lions
The Lions. Mat Millen's personal toy that he got on Christmas
Day and thought it was cool for the first few hours but he eventually
stopped caring about it now he just throws it around and doesn't
take it seriously or care for it much at all until it eventually erodes in
quality and stops working altogether. The Lions. They Lions actual-
lv have a lec'it running game with Rudi Johnson in the fold, but hav-
d. N.. a \ ui'yivd ag it i tLake him a while to learn the
offense. ihe real question will be, how will a mid 30s Jon Kittna
and a dynamic young group of receivers respond to the loss of O-coor-
dinator Mike Martz.
The Falcons can't be much worse than they were in 2007 due to
addition by subtraction...there will be no Joey Harrington. Rookie
starting quarterbacks, a third head coaching change in three years is
an exact recipe for failure. The repercussions from the Michael Vick
era could be felt from years to come.
Lions 17
Falcons 6
Seattle Seahawks .
The'Seahawks will continue to hold the rof "best of the worst"
with a stranglehold on the crown of the league's worst division, the
NFC West, for the past four seasons. Even with Shaun Alexander's
doppleganger running the ball for the Seahawks, they still cruised to
a division and should do so again in Mike Holmgren's final season at
the helm. The Seahawks still have one of the best defenses in the con-
ference and virtually no competition other than the Cardinals.
The Bills were one of the surprise teams last season but can the
young overachievers deliver a repeat performance with an entire
season of Trent Edwards at the helm? Still a few years away from the
playoffs but they should be a spoiler to someone late in the year.
Seahawks 24
Bills 14

Jacksonville Jaguars
I don't think there is going to be one pass thrown in this game. As
a matter of fact, they might play it with a rugby ball....on a pitch. Why
neither one of these teams addressed their woeful receiving corps this
season? I have no idea.
Jaguars 17
Titans 13
New York Jets
The year of redemption. The road towards respectability. The sea-
son of the silver lining. There is no where to go but up. After a one win
season, the worst any of us have had to witness:..2008-09 is already
looking alot better. For starters, the Dolphins have already surpassed
last season's win total. Chad Pennington is 32 and not a long term solu-
tion, by any means, but he has been one of the most efficient quar-
terbacks of the last decade and will manage the game without drop-
ping the ball. His most important impact on the franchise may be
grooming Chad Henne to take over and FINALLY give the Dolphins
a legit franchise quarterback after eight years of searching.
The Jets may have been the only team more active in the offseason
than the Cowboys. In a move that was a direct move to infuriate my
Ramblings to know end, the forces of evil paired the Dolphins fiercest
rival with Methuselah Farve. I need an entire 1500 word column to
address this, still the most ridiculous move of the offseason.
Dolphins 20
Jets 17

Kansas City Chiefs
After what happened last season the Patriots should go into official
San Antonio Spurs mode for much of the regular season and let it all

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS quarterback Tom Brady delivers a pass dur-
ing the NFL football team's practice at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
hang out in the playoffs. Brady and Co. know they don't have to score
35 points per game to win the division so the focus this year will be
completely on the playoffs and not suffering a late season collapse. The
Pats should be back in the Superbowl this year.
Patriots 38
Chiefs 13

Tampa Bay Buccaneers .
Ok Reggie Bush, this is it. No more fooling around, this has to be
the season to make it happen. After achieving the world's most
sought after trophy off the field (Kim Kardashian), it's time for Bush
to finally lay claim as a top tier running back in the league and the type
of playmaker we all expected him to be coming out of USC. The Saints
offense remains one of the league's most high powered, but is
Jofathan Vilma enough to address the defensive lapses.
Since Jon Gruden came to the Bucs, the team has never recorded
consecutive winning seasons. The Bucs were 9-7 in 2007. Conventional
wisdom would lead one to believe the Bucs would be able to build on
last season's late playoff rally, but they did nothing in the offseason but
get older.
Saints 17
'.Bucs 12 ., .
"t.;louis Rams .
The Eagles most vaunted off-season pickup was prying away Pro-
Bowl quarterback Asante Samuel from the Patriots.
The Eagles didn't need much, they just need Donovan
McNabb to remain healthy and they have a punchers chance in the
NFC East.
The Rams are not as bad as their record last'season would
indicate, the problem is they're not much better and it won't translate
into a winning season. Gone are the days of the "Greatest show on
turf," this Rams team was ranked 28th overall in total offense.
Eagles 14
Rams 10

Houston Texans
The Texans still have issue in the running game and in the most dif-
ficult division in football, a running game is a must. The Mario
Williams pick is looking genius right about now.
Steelers 16
Texans 7

Cincinnati Bengals
Despite having Steve McNair for a few years to give them some time
to maneuver, the Ravens have yet to actually find an answer at the
quarterback position. The new coaching staffhas decided to hand the
ball over to Joe Flaco as the starter for game one, but word has it that
the team is working out Joey Harrington...this can't end well.
The Bengals surprisingly let go the team's most consistent per-
former outside of Carson Palmer, Rudi Johnson. No they have vir-
tually no running game, a star wide receiver who 'may be officially
insane now, evident in his name change to Ocho Cino, and their
backtracking on the entire Chris Henry issue.
Bengals 17
Ravens 13
Carolina Panthers
It'll be interesting to see what the chargers can get done for an entire
season with Chris Chambers in the lineup. The biggest concern any-
one has about the Chargers this season is Shawn Merriman decision
to place his career in jeopardy by forgoing surgery to play.
The Panthers will be forced to rely on a quarterback that had
Tommy John Surgery before the season. A surgery usually per-
formed on pitchers makes it difficult for them to throw a ball with
force from the mound to home plate. How is Delhomme going to do
trying to get the ball 60 yards downfield to Steve Smith?

Chargers 28
Panthers 17

Arizona Cardinals
A battle between the two teams that have been every expert's
chic sleeper picf'for the past three years, neither has come close to
fruition. There may not be a game all season filled with more people
whose 2009-10 season's are completely dependent on how they per-
form this year. Mike Nolan can't survive a fourth consecutive losing
season, Vernon Davis has to begin paying dividends and become a
legitimate threat, Frank Gore has to prove he can stay healthy and his
season two years ago wasn't a complete aberration, Larry Fitzgerald
has to be weary not to suffer a lapse after signing a major contract,
Matt Leinhart has to prove he is capable of leading a team and more
concerned about making the cover of ESPN the Magazine than US
Weekly, Edgerrin James has to prove he can continue to produce into
his 30s and Alex Smith has to prove he can earn the starting job
back and won't wind up becoming the second best player with the
name "Alex Smith" in his draft class. It's one thing to be a bust, but
to not be the best player of the same name...speaks volumes.
Cardinals 20
49ers 13
Dallas Cowboys
Thirteen Pro Bowlers returning to a team that won 13 games last
year should make the Cowboys the favorite in the NFC. Jerry Jones
took the biggest gamble of the offseason in signing the two most
troublesome players in the league, Pac Man Jones and Tank Johnson.
It remains to be seen what sort of. impact two players who've spent
more time in courtrooms than football fields over the past two sea-
sons will have on a defense that desperately needs the help. Zach
Thomas should give the defensive unit a true leader, but the Cowboys
have yet to address the depth of the receiving corps, which is rail thin
behind Terrell Owens. The most impressive thing about the 'Boys this
year, Tony Romo is STILL dating Jessica Simpson.
The Browns won't catch anyone by surprise this year, so now we get
to see if Derek Anderson is the reeadeal. I like te additions of
Shaun Rodgers and Corey. Williams to clog up the middle of the
field on run defense and with one of the, best'offensive lines in the
league to pave the way for Jamal Lewis, the rushing offense should-
n't be too bad either.
Browns 28
Cowboys 24

Chicago Bears
The Bears are basically ruining material for sports writers every-
where by taking Rex Grossman out of the starting lineup. Do you have
any idea how many Good Rex Bad Rex jokes had to be put on the
shelf when they benchd'tifn fo~. Kyle Orton? No there are no high
and lows on the.offens, i0.- hotaid'Cold days just a monotonously
*consistently boring seasdnfof lukeiwvitrm-room temperature outifigs. It's
never a good thing when your best offensive weapon is your returnee.
The Colts were bit by the injury bug at the worst possible time last
season. Would a healthy Indianapolis team have been able to get by
the Patriots last season and give us a Manning-Bowl? Durability will
remain the biggest question for a team who's biggest stars (Man-
ning, Freeney, Harrison, Sanders) are all entering the year coming off
injuries. If they stay healthy they should be facing the Patriots in
the greatest AFC Championship game ever.
Colts -34
Bears 14

Minnesota Vikings
Brett Farve-less for the first time in almost two decades, the Pack-
ers try to improve on a season where they were just a few games away
from the Superbowl, without the heart and soul of the franchise. I go
into every season praying to the football gods that the Dolphins at least
reach the Superbowl, but if Aaron Rodgers was able to find-a way to
lead the Packers to the big game, I'd say it was a pretty good season.
What Methuselah Farve forced the Packers organization and fanbase
to go through this offseason was one of the worst public relations dis-
asters I have ever seen.
The fate of the Vikings still hinges on the shoulders of Gus Frerotte.
No he's not the starter but Tavaris Jackson is...thus, the fate of the
team rests on Frerotte's shoulders.
Packers 24
Vikings 21

Denver Broncos
This is the year Jay Cutler will make the leap and becomes a Pro-
Bowl quarterback. If the Broncos fail to rebound from Mike Shana-
han's first losing season, it won't be because of Cutler. The Broncos
have a myriad of holes on defense, an unproved back running the ball,
and their best receiver is suspended for the first three games of the sea-
The Raiders grossly overpaid this offseason on big name talent but
can be the most surprising team in the NFL. With one of the cushiest
schedules in the league and big playmakers at each of the skill posi-
tions, the Raiders seem poised for a return to the high octane offens-
es Al Davis loves so much. The most glaring fact is the still have a
quarterback in just his first full season as a starter, however, one
thing is for certain they have more proniise than any other team in the
league that's only won 19 games over the past five seasons.
Broncos 23
Raiders 20

'Nobbdy to blame but myself' THE US OPE: Flushing Meadows

FROM page 11
2012 is also a top parity on his agenda.
"I have to redeem myself. I just can't go out like that," he forecast-
In the meantime, Atkins said he would spend his off-season enjoy-
ing his new role as a father to his 17-month old daughter Jaydan in
Florida as he wait for the official Olympic celebrations for Team
"We did exceptional well compared to what we had," Atkins stated
about the team in Beijing. "Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie did alright
making two finals, but I think the women's sprints will be in good hands
when she and Chandra Sturrup step down.
"Sheniqua Ferguson and Nivea Smith are well on their way, but I
think they should have brought Nivea to the games just for the expe-
rience. Hopefully the next couple of years she will get her opportuni-
As for the male sprinters, Atkins said he was shocked when he saw
Thailand as one of the 16 countries that qualified and the Bahamas
failed to make the cut.
"The 4 x 1 doesn't just evolve around me. As you can see, the USA
had all that speed and they still couldn't get the stick around," Atkins
said. "In the 4 x 1, you never know what will happen. At least we should
have given ourselves a fighting chance.
"If we can't punch our own ticket, let's punch everybody's tickets.
Next year, I refuse to see us not have a 4 x 1 team in the Olympics.
So I feel we are making the right steps in the right direction to get a
team at the World Championships."
Atkins said look for him and the Bahamas to make an impression in
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Third-seeded Djokovic outlasts Robredo

AP National Writer

Third-seeded Novak Djokovic overcame
hip, ankle and stomach ailments to outlast
Tommy Robredo 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Tuesday and reach the quarterfinals at the
U.S. Open.
Known for his impeccable imperson-
ations of fellow pros, Djokovic gave a real-
life imitation of someone who plays his
best when hurt.
"If I start talking about the things that
are bothering me now, we can talk till
tomorrow," he said.
Djokovic twice called-for a doctor, and
looked to be in serious trouble when he
went to a fifth set against an extremely fit
opponent. But with the score 2-all, the No.
15 Robredo tumbled onto the hard court
while chasing a shot, and lost his zip.
Runner-up at the last U.S. Open and
the Australian Open champion this year,
Djokovic next takes on the winner of nights

match between
No. 8 Andy
Roddick and
No. 11 Fernan-
do Gonzalez.
"Whoever I
< rN play will be
physically fitter
than me, that's
for sure,"
Djokovic said.
S Second-seed-
ed Roger Feder-
44 er and No. 5
Novakjo INikolay Davy-
denko later in
the day.
Earlier, fifth-seeded Elena Dementieva
reached the semifinals, beating No. 15 Pat-
ty Schnyder 6-2, 6-3 in another one of ten-
nis' most-played matchups.
Djokovic is developing a history of com-
ing up hurt at major tournaments. He quit
because of an infected blister on a toe while
trailing Rafael Nadal in a 2007 Wimble-

don semifinal. He also stopped after losing
the first two sets of his 2006 French Open
quarterfinal against Nadal, citing a back
injury, and retired during his second-round
match of the 2005 French Open.
Djokovic struggled midway through this
match and seemed to grow frustrated. At
one point, he slung his racket after a missed
shot, drawing boos and whistles from the
Noted for bouncing the ball up to 30
times before serves, he sped up his rou-
tine as the match went on, trying to get
off the court quickly.
On a sunny afternoon with temperatures
in the high 80s, Djokovic had enough ener-
gy in the end to raise his record to 8-3 in
five-set matches. Robredo fell to 9-4 in
While crowds at Flushing Meadows
pressed around the practice courts to watch
Serena Williams and Venus Williams warm
up for their 17th career meeting Wednes-
day night, Dementieva defeated Schnyder
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Business Reporter
WITH three named storms
hovering around the Bahamas,
many Nassau retailers yester-
day saw a surge in business as
persons scrambled to purchase
last-minute hurricane supplies.
The Tribune spoke with sev-
eral lumber companies who
said persons had been inquir-
ing from very early in the morn-
ing about hurricane supplies.
City Lumber staff said they
had been flooded with calls all
day asking about the prices of
"We had a lot of people call
and price the different size ply-
wood and other things. I think
that we will probably get busy
later on because e\ eryone w aits
for the last minute," an employ-
ee said.
Staff at the Western Hard-
ware store added that they had
also seen numerous persons
coming in to purchase supplies
such as plywood, rope, flash

SEE page 5B.

Business Editor
The $1.3 billion
Albany Golf &
Beach Resort is
hoping to close
about 100 real
estate sales, and start pre-sales
for its $450-$500 million Marina
Residences, by year-end, the
developers told Tribune Busi-
ness yesterday.
Christopher Anand, Albany's
managing partner, said the sales
launch for the Marina Resi-
dences, likely to be the largest
single-cost component of the
project, would likely start this
year but be dependent on "mar-
ket conditions".
"We're probably going to tar-
get a launch of sales, if we feel
good about the world, by the
end of the year," Mr Anand
told Tribune Business. "As long
as market conditions are good,
we will launch sales for the
marina residences by the end
of the year.
"If our pre-sales go well, the
Marina Residences construction
will start next."
That will form the major
plank of Albany's second phase
development, which Mr Anand

* Developer targeting 100 real estate closings before year-end

South-west Bay Street re-routing 'close to completion'

CHRISTOPHER ANAND, Albany's managing partner, says the sales launch
for the Marina Residences would likely start this year...

explained will itself be split into
two phases.
The first of those will see the
construction of 100 Marina Res-
idences units, provided pre-sales

go well, with the latter phase
including the final 25 units.
These units will be sold for
between $1.5 million to $40 mil-
lion per condo.

Mr Anand said that with the
Marina Residences component
estimated to tost between
$450-$500 million alone,
Albany's second phase would
be "two times what we spent
on phase one. The labour num-
bers are between 1,000-2,000".
"The work is concentrated in
a much smaller area," Mr
Anand said of phase two. "It
will be more intense, but slight-
ly less complex and easier to
manage because it's not spread
out over the 565-acre site."
When it came to the other
real estate component, the sale
of land by Albany to home buy-
ers who will build their own
homes, Mr Anand said: "We
have actually started closing on'
the first purchase, and it is our
hope to have approximately 100
purchasers close by the end of
the year."
Albany and its contractors
currently have the south-west
Bay Street re-routing "close to
SEE page 5B

Landscaping sector makes $75-85m economic impact

Business Reporter
THE Bahamian landscaping
and gardening industry is esti-
mated to contribute $75-$85 mil-
lion to this nation's economy,
one of the major drivers behind
the proposed Bahamas Land-
scaping Association told Tri-
bune Business yesterday.
Robert Myers, of Caribbean
Landscaping, said the "green
industry", which includes gar-
deners and landscaping, made
a major economic contribution.
He explained, though, that
the main aim behind the Asso-
ciation's creation was to create

create higher professional qual-
ification standards and improve
In addition, Mr Myers said
the Association would also seek
to improve data collection and
obtain a clearer picture of the
industry's economic impact.
Mr Myers explained that per-
haps the industry's main con-
cern was the qualifications and
educational experience that new
entrants brought to the profes-
Therefore, the Association's
key mandate will be to partner
with the Florida Nursery, Grow-
ers & Landscape Association,
and the Ministry of Education
through the Bahamas Techni-

cal & Vocational Institute
(BTVi) to create an industry-
driven based curriculum.
Mr Myers said that playing an
active role in the curriculum will
ensure there is a measurable
standard that employees can
expect when hiring.
"This way the industry can
drive the standards. We're say-
ing to-the ministry [of the envi-
ronment]: 'Let us tell you what
we need and what we are look-
ing for. Let us develop the pro-
gramme and then there will be
no reason for us not to hire
those professionals because we
know exactly what they are
qualified to do," My Myers said.
He said this also empowers

personsand gives them a career
at whatever quahticatnon level
they may be at.
..There are some people who
may not be able to read or do
math very well, but the entry
level programme can be tailored
towards them so they will still
be productive citizens and be an
asset to society," Mr Myers
He said this would ensure
there is a cadre of qualified per-
sonnel available for hire, and
give them qualifications that are
accepted and transferrable all
over the world.
My Myers pointed out that
even Atlantis, for example, had
a problem finding qualified per-

sonal for its Paradise Island
resorts -"This should alsohelp-to.
eliminate the need for persons
to hire immigrants," he said.
The programme is designed
to start at an entry level three-
month course, and then progress
to a professional level. ,
"It starts with the basic CLT
and CMT Certified Land-
scape Technician and Certified
Maintenance Technician which
is basic gardening, and then the
CHP- Certified Horticultural
Professional, the CLD, Certi-
fied Landscape Designer, and
the CLC, Certified Landscape
Contractor, which entails all
aspects of running a business,"
Mr Myers said.

Cable making progress with

'TV copyright 'action plan'

Tribune Business Editor
CABLE Bahamas has
worked with Bahamian and US
government agencies to develop
"an action plan" dealing with
TV programming copyright
issues, its president telling Tri-
bune Business yesterday that it
was wrong to claim this nation
had failed to honour a previous
commitment made to Washing-
Anthony Butler said that if
the Television Association of
Programmers (TAP) for the
Latin American region was cor-
rect in its assertion that the
Bahamas had failed to follow
through in narrowing the scope
of its TV compulsory licensing
regime, this nation would still

* BISX-listed firm says
more than $3m paid
to fund administered
by Copyright Royalties
t President denies
claims Bahamas failed
to follow through on
narrowing compulsory
licensing regime's
be on the US Trade Represen-
tative's Special 301 priority
watch list.
Yet the Cable Bahamas pres-
ident pointed out that the
Bahamas had been dropped
from the list for the past two
years, a clear indication that the
US Trade Representative's
Office was satisfied with the
progress being made in dealing
with intellectual property rights
issues surrounding pay-TV and
encrypted signals.
Mr Butler added that Cable
Bahamas had made more than
$3 million in payments to the
fund administered by the Gov-
ernment's Copyright Royalties
Tribunal, monies that would be
used to compensate US-based
the TV programmers and rights
Yet Tribune Business under-
stands that none of the rights
holders has attempted to claim
their share of that fund, largely
because to do so would imply
acceptance of the need to nego-
tiate commercial terms with
Cable Bahamas.
Sean Spencer, TAP's presi-
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SIR Albert Miller has
resigned from his post asthe
Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) and Port
Group Ltd chief executive,
multiple business communi-
ty sources told Tribune
Business yesterday.
It is understood that Sir
Albert's departure was due,
to take effect from end'-
August 2008, and was rati-
fied at a Port Board meeting
on Monday.
The reasons behind Sir,
Albert's departure are
unclear, although numerous
sources suggested one cause
was a "disagreement" witb
Eric Christiansen, Port
Group Ltd's chairman, over
future strategy and duiec-
' tion.
His tenure as chief execu-
tive was likely never intend-
ed to be long either, as Sir
Albert was called back out
of retirement to steady the
Port ship in the aftermath
of Edward St George's
Sir Albert did not return
Tribune Business's call seek-
ing comment yesterday
afternoon, despite a detailed
message being left for him at
the offices of his private
company. He was said to be
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MORTON Salt's Inagua
plant is likely "to be down for
a couple of days" after Tropi-
cal Storm Hanna passes,
although its senior executive
anticipated that the negative
impact on the company was .
only likely to be "temporary".
Glenn Bannister, managing
director of Inagua's main
employer, said: "We suspend-
ed all operations from yester-
day, and everything has been
closed down for the hurricane.
"It looks like we'll be down
for several days, because the
system is moving so slowly.
There's lots of salt to harvest.

There will be losses from
Hanna's rainfall, but we will
still have plentiful salt in the
pans to continue harvesting in
the future. We have sufficient
salt cake to start up again
once Hanna has passed."
Mr Bannister said that at
11am, the centre of Hanna
was located 35 miles from the
island and moving westwards
towards it at 2-3 miles per
hour (mph).
Mr Bannister, speaking
from Inagua, said: "Presently,
we are having wind gusts of up
to 70 mph, and a lot of elec-
tricity lines are down in the

town and at the salt plant.
"The whole island is with-
out power now, as the winds
have blown down lines, and
the electricity had to be
turned off for safety. The
power has been off from yes-
"We're expecting in the
next eight to nine hours to get
the full brunt of Hanna, and
receive sustained winds of
"The winds are really pick-
ing up, and most of the shin-
gles have gone from the roof
of the salt plant. There's a lot
of debris, with trees having
blown down, and we're aver-
aging two inches of rain at the

Sir Albert resigns from Port

FROM page one
in office and on the telephone when Tribune
Business called.
Mr Christiansen, meanwhile, was. said by
sources familiar with the situation to be in Flori-
da, where he was meeting with Carnival Cruise
Lines over the development of a new cruise port
for Freeport.
Sir Albert's departure is likely to further vex the
St George estate, which has become increasingly
suspicious of Mr Christiansen's plans and inten-
The estate, according to well-placed sources,
has increasingly come to view Mr Christiansen as
acting against their interests, instead favouring the
Hayward/Fleming camp.
Among the issues that have caused the St
George estate concern, Tribune Business under-
stands, is Mr Christiansen's decision for Port
Group Ltd to pay Hutchison Whampoa $23 mil-
lion. Some $14 million of that sum was used to
repay a loan from Hutchison to the Grand
Bahama Airport Company, with the remainder
going to the Freeport Harbour Company.
The St George estate is understood to be ques-
tioning the need for that payment to be made at
this time, especially given that it takes cash -
thought to have totalled between $30-$40 mil-
lion prior to those payments away from the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd.
The St George estate is heavily reliant on div-
idends from' the two companies to provide its

major source of income and fund its legal battle
with the Hayward/Fleming camp.
Other issues are understood to have been con-
cerns that Mr Christiansen was excluding Sir
Albert from management, and the fact that the
Port Group Ltd chairman was taking the lead on
the cruise port project to the apparent exclusion
of Freeport Harbour Company and Hutchison
Tribune Business has been informed that
Freeport Harbour Company has the exclusive
right to own and manage harbours in Freeport,
meaning that the company owned 50/50 by Port
Group Ltd and Hutchison Whampoa is key to
the development of any new cruise port.
Several sources, though, have suggested that Mr
Christiansen may enjoy the backing of Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham. The two will have
dealt with each other in the past when it came to
approving investments by Mr Christiansen in his
New Hope Holdings guise, and it is thought that
the Prime Minister sees him as someone who can
drive the Port forward and get Freeport moving
Given that Grand Bahama is a bedrock of
FNM support, the Prime Minister is likely to be
increasingly eager to get the island's economy
growing. With Harcourt yet to commence the
Royal Oasis redevelopment, and Ginn struggling
with a debt default and zero demand for its real
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Business Editor
THE Bahamas lost its
"escape valve for social and eco-
nomic pressures" on New Prov-
idence when Freeport's econo-
my was devastated in the 2004
hurricane season, a former gov-
ernment minister telling Tri-
bune Business yesterday that
this resulted in a redistribution
of labour movement within the
James Smith, minister of state
for finance, said that prior to
2004 Grand Bahama was seen
as the prime location for reliev-
ing demands on New Provi-
dence, with unemployed work-

ers there able to migrate to
Freeport and find work.
But following Hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne, and the
Royal Oasis closure, Mr Smith
said labour movement within
the Bahamas had been
reversed, with Grand Bahami-
ans now seeking to escape their
depressed economy through
finding work in the Family
Islands and Nassau.
Grand Bahama, Mr Smith
explained, had been "an escape
valve for social and economic
pressures in other parts of the
country. Now, we've only got
Abaco left"
Referring to Tropical Storm
Hanna, Mr Smith added: "It

couldn't come at a worse time.
Part of the problem we have
with Grand Bahama today, it
having been hit by hurricanes

in successive years, is that it has
a dampening effect on invest-
ment and monies have to be
redistributed to the construc-
tion industry.
"At that point, Grand
Bahama was an escape valve
for pressures in New Provi-
dence, but many in its labour
force have since gone to the
Family Islands and New Provi-
dence for work. So the hurri-
canes redistributed the labour
force in a very negative way."
Mr Smith also expressed con-
cern that a level of complacen-
cy may have settled in on New
Providence when it came to
hurricane preparedness, given
that this island had not experi-

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dent, had accused the Bahamas
of setting "a very dangerous
precedent for the Caribbean"
that allows the retransmission
of encrypted and pay-TV sig-
hals without having to pay for
Yet Mr Butler described
TAP's claims and submissions
t6 the US Trade Representa-
tive's Office, which had been
tfade for four successive years,
as being "full of inaccuracies".
'The Cable Bahamas presi-
Oent said the Bahamas' com-
pulsory licensing regime had
been reviewed by the US Trade
Representative's Office con-
ftantlyfor the past six years,
and in the last two the Bahamas
Shas been taken of the priority
vatch list".

where the US Trade Represen-
tative's Office stands on this
issue," Mr Butler told Tribune
"They [TAP] made their sub-
missions, the US Trade Repre-
sentative reviewed them, and
came to the decision and the
report that says the Bahamas is
removed off the watch list.
"That's as a result of the
progress the three entities -
Cable Bahamas, the Govern-
ment and the US Embassy -
have been making. More and
more programmers are coming
and making their signals avail-
able to the English-speaking
Mr Butler added that in con-
junction with the Registrar
General's Department and the
US Embassy in Nassau, Cable
Bahamas had developed "an

through the programming
TAP's president had alleged
that the Bahamas had failed to
narrow the scope of its compul-
sory licensing regime to prevent
the downloading, decoding and
retransmission of US cable and
pay-TV signals, something
vehemently denied by Mr But-
He explained: "The exchange
of letters [between the US and
Bahamian governments] was
back in 2002. If that was the
case the Bahamas had not fol-
lowed through on what it had to
do why did it come off the pri-
ority watch list for the past two
Mr Butler said the Bahamas,
and other English-speaking
countries in the Caribbean, did
not need the Spanish-speaking
content supplied by TAP's
members, who held the rights
to the Latin American feeds of
HBO and the other premium

"I'm not sure why English-
speaking countries in the
Caribbean can't access the same
programming as the US parts
of the Caribbean," Mr Butler
said. "There is not the drive to
do the deal to allow the British
Virgin Islands to get the same
programming as the US Virgin
Islands, even though they have
the same [cable] operator. Peo-
ple in the BVI cannot see the
same programming as in the
The crux of the matter is
that many networks see the
Bahamas and the English-
speaking Caribbean as too
small a market.
The signal rights holders are
unable to broadcast outside
the US, and are reluctant to
negotiate with Cable Bahamas
because the royalty revenues
gained would be exceeded by
legal fees and costs associat-
ed with changing their area of
Tribune Business under-

"That's an indication of action plan that is working

NOTICE is hereby given that DR. GODFREY A.
P.O. BOX N-9716, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 3RD day of SEPTEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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FINDEX:W' CLOSE 853.16 I YTD% -10.38% I 2007 28.29%
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1.80 11.60 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.061 0.200 11.1 1.69%
.68 8.50 Bank of Bahamas 8.50 8.50 0.00 0.643 0 160 13.2 1.88%
9.99 0.85 Benchmark 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.823 0.020 N/M 2.25%
5374 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49 3.49 0.00 0.209 0.090 16.7 2.58%
".70 1.62 Fidelity Bank 2.37 2.37 0.00 0.055 0.040 43.1 1.69%
12 10.80 Cable Bahamas 14.11 14.12 0.01 1,000 1.224 0.240 11.5 1.70%
15 2.85 Collna Holdings 2.88 2.88 0.00 0.046 0.040 62.6 1.39%
4150 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (SI) 6.79 6.74 -0.05 5,752 0.449 0.300 15.0 4.45%
.t88 3.20 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.60 4.31 -0.29 0.122 0.052 35.3 1.21%
OO 2.25 Doctor's Hospital 2.75 2.75 0.00 0.308 0.040 8.9 1.45%
8.10 6.02 Famguard 8.06 8.06 0.00 0.535 0.280 15.1 3.47%
13.01 12.00 Finco 12.00 12.00 0.00 0.650 0.570 18.5 4.75%
14.75 11.54 FirstCaribbean Bank 11.55 11.55 0.00 0.550 0.450 21.0 3.90%
10 5.05 Focol (S) 5.49 5.49 0.00 4.000 0.385 0.140 14.3 2.55%
j,00 1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.000 0.000 N/M 0.00%
.o00 0.41 Freeport Concrete 0.44 0.'44 0.00 0.035 0.000 12.6 0.00%
;00 5.50 ICD Utilities 5.57 5.57 0.00 0.407 0.300 13.7 5.39%
2 50 8.60 J.S. Johnson 12.00 12.00 000 1.023 0.620 11.7 5"17%
S.o00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 0.180 0.000 55.6 0.00%
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8.00 6 00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NIV
0 54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.35 -0.023 0.000 N/IV
Colina Over-The-Counrer Securtties
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0, 14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1.160 0.900 13.'
0 55 0 40 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.023 0.000 N/S
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,4098 1 3540 Colina Money Market Fund 1.409830='. 2.53% 4.13%
3 7969 3.3971 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.5562 "" -6.34% 6.47%
jo.3289 11.7116 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.3289 ...... 3.32% 5.75%
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fbo.9600 99.9566 CFAL Global Equity Fund 100.96-" 1.01% 1.01%
0000 1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.00"
.5000 9.4733 Fidelity International Investment Fund 9.4733"" -9.78% -9.78%
"0147 1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund 1.0147*: 1.47% 1.47%
0)119 1 0000 FG Financial Growth Fund 1.0027 0.27% 0.27%
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stands, though, that only five
to six rights holders, some of
whom represent multiple
channels, have yet to negotiate
commercial terms with Cable
Still, Cable Bahamas has
been able to negotiate com-
mercial deals with the likes of
MTV and NBA League Pass,

working through the
Caribbean Cable and Televi-
sion Association.
Mr Butler said: "The mar-
ket was just too small, but they
[the programmers] are com-
ing around. The new guys are
seeing the Caribbean as a mar-
ket, and doing the rights issues
for the Caribbean."

Legal Notice


Liverpool Rivers Inc.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 24th day, of June 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,



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Probate Side

late of the Settlement of Black Point, situate
on Great duana Cay, Exuma, Bahamas,

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against the above Estate are required to send
the same duly certified in writing to the undersigned on or
beforethe 15th October, 2008 afterwhich date the Executors
will proceed to distribute the assets having regard only
to the claims of which they shall then have had notice.

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

Attorney for the Executors
Suite No.6, Grosvenor Close
Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas

Legal Notice


Flynn Wood

Holdings Limited
(In Voluntary Liquidqtion)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 11th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,



Legal Notice


Frousternne Inc.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 4th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,



P.O. BOX N-240, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 27TH day of AUGUST 2008
tothe Minister responsible for'Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

F.G. BOX N-240, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
*and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 27TH. ay of AUGUST2QQ08..
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice


Frontier Groves Limited
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 28th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,



Year-end sales target for


500m Albany phase

FROM page 1B

completion", Mr Anand adding:
"If the bad weather lets up, the
road will be finished in a matter
of days. Every time the rain gets
in the way, it holds up asphalt-
"The golf course is under
construction, the marina sheet
pilings are being completed and
the marina is under construc-
"I think the first 14 hotel units
are under construction, with the
balance of the 48 due to start
this year. Site clearing is under-
way on all of them."
Mr Anand said each of the
48 cottages would include four
rooms, bringing the total num-
ber of rooms in Albany's hotel
component to more than 200.

FROM page 1B

lights and sand bags.
Kelly's Lumber yard staff
reported that they had sold
quite a bit of lumber as well,
and expected sales to continue.
Food stores were also busy, as

The project is targeting a year-
end 2009 opening.
Between 25-30 contractors
were working on the Albany
project currently, Mr Anand
said, with employment numbers
"getting close to 300". That fig-
ure, he added, was set to
increase once vertical construc-
tion got underway.
"We're spending money as
fast as we can," he added. "It's
in everyone's best interests to
get everything built as quickly
as possible because of rising
construction costs.
"We've had a general
increase in construction costs,
to be honest probably by two
times' on our phase one work,
but that has as much to do with
the expanded scope of the pro-
ject. I would say it's more likely
90 per cent scope and 10 per
cent construction expenses."

rumours of five-gallon water
bottle shortages prompted
many Bahamians to rush to
stores yesterday afternoon.
Faye Rolle, of Solomon's
SuperCentre, reported that they
had run out of wate yesterday
afternoon, and were trying to
get additional shipments in as

(Company number 127,841B)

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 3n7(4) oPthd international Business Companies
Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the voluntary winding-up and
dissolution of the Company commenced on the 1st day of September,
2008 and that Pine Limited of Devonshire House, Queen Street, P.O.
Box N-8176 Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator.

Dated this 2nd day of September, 2008

Pine Limited

Legal Notice

(a) R.H. TWO HOLDINGS LTD. is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137(4) of
the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the September 1, 2008 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Manex Limited,
The Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte
Streets, Nassau, Bahamas.

Dated this 2nd day of September, A.D. 2008

Manex Limited

Legal Notice

(a) JOYCE HOLDINGS LTD. is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137(4) of
the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the September 1, 2008 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Manex Limited,
The Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte
Streets, Nassau, Bahamas.

Dated this 2nd day of September, A.D. 2008

Manex Limited

Mr Anand said the rise in oil
prices was probably "the largest
variable in our construction
costs", given that its derivatives
not only fuelled all construction
equipment and vehicles, but
were also used in numerous
With Albany one of the few
investment projects in the
Bahamas continuing to move
forward amid the global eco-
nomic downturn and credit
crunch, Mr Anand said the pro-
ject had benefited in "a strange
way" because the dearth of oth-
er developments had given it
access to the limited pool of top
Bahamian contractors.
In addition, the absence of
other investment projects had
reduced construction wage pres-
sures due to the reduction in
labour competition, a factor that
had also.enabled Albany to

soon as possible.
She added that other items,
such as canned goods, were also
being sought by customers.
Crystal Collins, a customer
service representative for Cost
Rite, said sales were "very
"We've been really busy.
People have been in here buy-
ing canned goods, batteries,
radios and battery operated
radios," she said.
When Tribune Business
contacted Cost Rite around
2pm yesterday, Ms Collins said
they had run out of water sup-
plies ."about 10 minutes ago",
and were hopeful that they
would be able to get additional
Hurricane Hanna was down-
graded to a Tropical Storm yes-
terday when winds dropped
from 80mph to 70mph, but

attract "quality" Bahamian
workers and reduce hirings of
Albany has been projected to
have a $1.4 billion value over
the active life of the develop-
ment, and an independent eco-
nomic assessment conducted by
a firm selected by the Bahamian
government showed it would
inject a cumulative $1 billion in
extra gross domestic product
(GDP) into the Bahamian econ-
omy over its first 12 years in
The Tribune reported previ-
ously that the independent eco-
nomic study on Albany had
shown that 700 permanent, full-
time jobs would be created, with
another 400 "indirect and
induced" from entrepreneurial
ventures and spin-offs.
The study also forecast that
Albany would generate $400

dumped tremendous rains on.
the Southern Bahamas.
Tropical Storm Ike had
60mph winds yesterday after-
noon is expected to reach the
Bahamas this weekend. Just
behind Ike is Tropical Storm
Josephine, currently in the
Atlantic with 40mph winds, and
expected in the Bahamas early
next week.


For the stories
behind the news,
read Insight
on Monday

million in property taxes-for the
Government over the first 12
years of its life, generating $67
million in annual GDP from
operations in 2017 alone.
The development is planned
to include 300 single family
homes, a "cottage component"

and apartments based around
a marina. The price range for
the properties will lie between
$2-$20 million, with the aver-
age around $3-$4 million. The
total value of its home products
will be between $1.2 billion and
$1.5 billion.

(Company number 101,589B)

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137(4) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the voluntary winding-up and
dissolution of the Company commenced on the 2nd day of September,
2008 and that Pine Limited of Devonshire House, Queen Street, PO.
Box N-8176 Nassau, Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator.

Dated this 2nd day of September, 2008

Pine Limited

Excellent Career Opportunity

Vice President of Construction

A major family island resort development is seeking a key
individual to join their team. The ideal candidate will be a
Senior Construction Executive and is accountable for
overseeing the construction, design, engineering, utilities and
contractual aspects-of the development. This position is also
- responsible fore work flow, overseeing multiple contractors,
troubleshlootinproblems,. budgeting, quality control and
managing all personnel issues.


4)Broad background running a Construction Operations team
410-20 years total background showing career progression
-)Experience working in international markets a plus
-)ldeal candidate, will be from a large resort developer
-Requires a B.S. in an engineering discipline
-)Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, as
well as CAD is required.

The position is based on a family island with frequent travel to
Nassau and United States, so the candidate must be willing to
relocate. We offer an excellent compensation package with
benefits and relocation assistance.

For immediate consideration please e-mail your resume to prior
to hrresortdev@gmail.com September 12, 2008.

Legal Notice

(a) BLUEMOON DEVELOPMENT CORP. is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137(4) of
the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the September 1, 2008 when the Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Manex Limited,
The Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte
Streets, Nassau, Bahamas.

Dated this 2nd day of September, A.D. 2008

Manex Limited


Requires a Technical Officer


The ideal candidate should possess the following:

15-20 years experience in a general insurance company environment
Extensive knowledge of Reinsurance treaty wording, placements, etc.
- Experience drafting policy wordings, preparing underwriting statistics and
developing underwriting policy
- Ability to deal with large claims, especially bodily injury claims
- ACII or similar qualifications
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite of programs

An attractive benefits and compensation package'is offered.

Interested persons should send a letter of application and resume to the following:

The Manager
P.O. Box SS-19028
Nassau, Bahamas

Or email to: info@summitbah.com

All applications will be kept in the strictest confidence

Closing date: 12th September, 2008






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10 Space for some oar move-
ment (3,4)
11 Do get accustomed to
being put out (6)
12 A new paper to be pub-
lished (6)
15 Sees I am different nation-
ality (7)
17 They hang from the ears
19 To take up the post is to
increase the risk (5,3,5)

1 Protracted speech given
by doctor on law-breaking
2 Single-minded concentra-
tion before starting the job
3 Above and just behind the
clock (7)
4 Alarm created by our sea
being rough (6)
5 Nawab may be the boss in
Africa (5)
6 Takes the plunge without
consulting the directors
7 The craft of the cook? (7)
11 Justify being wrongly sev-
ered (7)


20 Agitated nun that is upset 16
about the tedium of life (5)
21 Doctor needs transfer to a 18
city of China (7)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution
Across: 1 Quack, 8 Roulette wheels,
9 Abeam, 10 Alsatian, 11 Perks, 12
Ate, 16 Florid, 17 Learnt, 18 Owl, 23
Whist, 24 Embalmer, 25 Stand, 26
Uncouple, 27 Screw.
Down: 2 Umbrella, 3 Crackers, 4 Job
lot, 5 Clear, 6 Strip, 7 Seine, 12 Ado,
13 Ell, 14 Pathetic, 15 In a sense, 20
Debut, 21 Aback, 22 Flour.

3 The mantle of sleep is (7)
SA way of acting (6)
Emile provides something
fragrant (5)
One result of wool-gather-
ing (5)

Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Prime, 8 Pacifist, 9
Upend, 10 Date palm, 11 Final, 12
Gap, 16 Dahlia, 17 Leeway, 18 Say,
23 Weedy, 24 Untoward, 25 Parch,
26 Kid-glove, 27 Tempt.
Down: 2 Reprisal, 3 Manually, 4
Panama, 5 Vixen, 6 Vital, 7 Stamp,
12 Gas, 13 Ply, 14 Renegade, 15
Handicap, 19 Arrive, 20 Lucky, 21
Study, 22 Swell.

1 Partly cover (7)
5 Second (5)
8 Conjuring (7,2,4)
9 A matter (5)
10 Inconsistent (7)
11 For the most part (6)
12 Stand up for (6)
15 Anxious to learn (7)
17 Opera by Puccini (5)
19 Person liable to drop
things (13)
20 Establish
by law (5)
21 Cooperation (7)

1 Attack (5)
2 E.g. (7,6)
3 Reasoning correctly
4 Irish illicit liquor (6)
5 Express willingness
6 Cruelty (13)
7 Impoverished (7)
11 Gruesome (7)
13 Baltic country (7)
14 Serviceable (6)
16 Open to view (5)
18 Malicious burning (5)

* HOW many words of fout
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 lette
and there must be at least on
nine-letter word. No plurals.
Good 19; veryoodo 29;
excellent 38 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker

Enlisting the Enemy's Aid

South dealer.
East-West vulnerable.

*- 4
J 10 7
*Q843 3
*K97432 *
*A 106

A 10 8

The bidding:
South West North East
1 4 Pass 2 Pass
Opening lead -jack of hearts.
Assume you're declarer at four
spades and West leads the jack of
hearts, which you win with the ace. It
looks like you'll have clear sailing,
losing at most a club and two dia-
monds, but when you next cash the
ace of spades, you discover that you
have to lose a spade as well. How
would you continue?
Since the spade and club losers
cannot be avoided, all your attention
should be focused on eliminating one
of the diamond losers. The trouble is
that unless you are very lucky, you
will lose two diamonds if you broach

that suit yourself. For example, if
you lead the jack from dummy and
East has one of the honors, he will
simply cover, leaving you with no
You note further that it would
definitely be to your advantage if the
opponents broke the diamonds first,
which would give you an excellent
chance of avoiding two losers in the
Accordingly, at trick three you
cash the spade king and follow with
the K-Q of hearts. You then concede
a trick to East's queen of spades and
sit back to await developments.
As long as the diamond honors
are split (or if East has both of them),
the defenders are helpless. In the
actual layout, if East returns a heart,
he yields a ruff-and-discard; if he
leads a diamond, you play low and
West wins, and you later take a dia-
mond finesse against East'to secure
the contract.
If East elects instead to play the
ace and another club, you simply dis-
card a diamond, allowing West to
win with the king; the queen of clubs
then takes care of your remaining
diamond loser.
Finally, if East underleads the ace
of clubs, West wins but must then
return either a club or a diamond.
This eliminates, your second dia-
mond loser as well and assures you
of scoring 10 tricks.

Tomorrow: Zounds!






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28TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00520

Whereas COTEISHAHANNA, of #58 Trotter
Avenue in the Island of Grand Bahama, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of NEUTISHALA FLOWERS, late of #58
Trotter Avenue on the Island of Grand Bahama,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, deceased.

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

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

28TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00522

HOLMES, of Minnis Subdivision in the Island
New Providence, o 0gof hejslands. of the
Commonwealth of T&e ilaaas, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the
Real and Personal Estate of WILFRED
THOMAS HOLMES, late of Minnis
Subdivision, New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,

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

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

28TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00523

Whereas LOUREY C. SMITH, of Mareva
House, 4 George Street, New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney by Deed of Power of
Attorney for Brenda K. Miller, the Executrix
has made application to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas, for letters of administration
with the will annexed of the Real and Personal
Estate of MAXINE A. SIMA Y, late of 6820
Chateau Chase Drive, Columbus in the State
of Ohio, U.S.A., deceased.

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

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

28TH AUGUST, 2008


BOWE a.k.a. GILBERT L. BOWE, late of

Palm Beach County in the State of Florida,
one of the States of the United States of
America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the
expiration of fourteen days from the date
hereof, application will be made to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division
33 Gleniston Gardens in the Eastern District
of the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in
The Bahamas for obtaining the resealed Letters
of Administration (single personal
representative) in the above estate granted to
Representative of the Estate, by the Circuit
Court for Palm Beach County, Florida, Probate
Division, on the 27th day of May, 2008.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

28TH AUGUST, 2008


CORBETT ASHBY, late of Wickens, Birch
Grove, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, England,
United Kingdom, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the
expiration of fourteen days from the date
hereof, application will be made to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division
Drive in the Western District of the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Attorney-
At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The
Bahamas for obtaining, the resealed Grant of
Probate in the above estate granted to JULIAN
PATRICK HANCOCK the Executors of the
Estate, by th High Court of Justice, the District
Probate Registry at Brighton, on the 19th day
of August, 2008.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

28TH AUGUST, 2008


a.k.a. DONALD P. PASCALE, late of
Tamarac City in Broward County in the State
of Florida, one of the States of the United
States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the
expiration of fourteen days from the date
hereof, application will be made to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division
of Monastery Park and SIDNEY
Chancery Lane, both of the Eastern District
of the Island of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorneys-At-Law, the Authorized Attorneys
in The Bahamas for obtaining the resealed
Letters Of Administration (single personal
representative) in the above estate granted to
Representative of the Estate, by the Circuit
Court for Broward County, Florida, on the 31
st day of July, 2007.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar

28TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00530

Breeze Estates, Eastern District, New

Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the
Real and Personal Estate of ENOCH PEDRO
ROBERTS II, late of Sea Breeze Estates,
Eastern District, New
Providence, one the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

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

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

28TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00531

Whereas STEPHEN ROLLE, of the
Settlement of Old Bight, Cat Island, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney by Deed of Power of
Attorney for MADLYN SIMMS, the Lawful
Widow has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of GEORGE SIMMS, late of the Settlement
of Old Bight, Cat Island, one the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

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

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

28TH AUGUST,. 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00532

Whereas LATANIA MACKEY, of North
Andros, The Bahamas, and LATASIA
CROWTHER of Faith Avenue, Freeport,
Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, have made
application to the Suprenme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the
Real and Personal Estate of IRENE
JOHNSON, late of No. 56 Augusta Street in
the City of Nassau in the Island of New
Providence, one the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

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

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

28TH AUGUST, 2008

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00533

Adderley's Addition in the Eastern District,
New Providence, one of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
Soldier Road, Eastern District, New
Providence, one the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

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

Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar



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It does a body good


BREAKFAST varies from country to country just as much as lunch
and dinner, but one thing all cultures hold in common is the belief
that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. As you wake up
in the morning from either a restless night or a long, luxurious sleep -
the first thing on most people's mind is to break the fast and have

To feed our bodies and minds
in the upcoming months will be
of utmost importance as children
and their parents get back into
the rhythm of long school days.
It is essential to the body to be
re-fueled with energy after a
night's fast, which also adds to a
person's problem solving skills
and increases concentration,
according to the American
Dietetic Association.
In bigger countries like the
US, local breakfasts change from
state to state, with the south fea-
turing a similar staple to the
Caribbean delicious grits.
The Bahamian variation of
course includes tuna or corned
beef, the usual bacon/ham and
eggs, and even sardines or mack-
erel with grits, all affordable but
equally nutritious breakfast
options available from Tribune
Taste's featured restaurant:
Native Breeze.
Co-owners Marco Burrows
and Simon Smith have been
open on East Bay Street for
more than three years. While
serving breakfast and lunch to
between 300-400 regular cus-
tomers per day, they eagerly wel-
come all tourists who curiously
enter their downtown location,
sniffing out the delectable
Bahamian breakfast options of
chicken and sheep tongue souse,
tuna, sausage and grits.
"Ninety per cent of our cus-
tomers are regular clientele that

are here almost every day. We're
all like a family, and of those
300-400 customers, I know each


Some different but popular break-
fasts in other countries include:
* 6g] (similar to porridge) in Nige-
* Tea and boiled cassava in Uganda
* Tofu and cellophane noodle soup
with salted duck eggs in China
* Puffe.d rice crisps with milk, jag-
gery and fruits in India
* Rice, seafood, and fermented
foods in Japan
* Fried rice with boiled peas are a
common breakfast in Myanmar
(former Burma)
* Beef or lamb curried stew in Pak-
* Hot chocolate with fried pastry -
chocolate con churros- are popu-
lar in Spain

one," Mr Burrows said.
Everyday Native Breeze
begins the day cooking their
variety of breakfast and lunch
options at 5am, opening to serve
breakfast at 7am. "And that's
usually all gone by 10am," Mr
Burrows said.
However, as luck would have
it, yesterday they were all out
by 9am, proving the popular say-
ing true that the early bird gets
the worm.
Mr Burrows told Tribune
Taste of the importance he has
found breakfast to be tosome-
one's productivity in a day.
While not everyone has time to
indulge in a full breakfast, and
especially not when they need
to get to work early, Native
Breeze caters to every need a
customer could possibly have -
including the least expensive
breakfast option a $2 tuna and
grits snack. This has proved to be
their most popular item, Mr Bur-
rows said.
They also carry foreign
options such as "bangers and
mash" a British breakfast
favourite that includes English
sausage, fried tomatoes, scram-
bled eggs and beans. However,
their restaurant's name beckons
a feeling of island relaxation -
"Native Breeze" is something
we all need.
And, wherever you are, what--
ever you eat, remember to fuel
your body at the beginning of
your day.

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Truth Hip Hop Fest gears up for

sensational sixth anniversary

SIX years ago, when Lavard 'Manifest' Parks, Radel Hanna
and other members of the Dunamus Soundz Records Label
held a hip hop concert at the National Centre for Performing
Arts, a mere 30 people attended. Fast-forward to today and you'll
notice some tremendous changes among them, Parks and Hanna
are now married, all the Dunamus members have dropped singles
and Manifest himself-is now an award-winning touring musician. As
for that 30 member 'crowd', today local and international entertain-
ers are calling in hoping to be a part of the Truth Hip Hop Fest,
scheduled to be held Friday, September 5 at 7pm at the Rainforest
Theatre, that has consistently grown every year with tickets selling out

and standing room only
One of the most anticipated
concerts to mark the end of
summer, the Hip Hop Fest has
flourished into a weekend of
exciting activities. Those
attending this year's concert
can expect new surprises, espe-
cially as this year boasts the
first ever artist music work-
"The first concert we had
showcased the talents on the
Dunamus Soundz Label;"
Parks noted. "Since then, our
vision has grown and we realise
how important it is to give a
forum to other aspiring artists
needing exposure, hence the
incorporation of other acts into
the show and we've all bene-

"Over the years we imagined
it would get this big and we see
it as bigger. It's at a point now
where people are actually look-
ing for a way to be on the card
from overseas and that's an
encouragement to us. However,
we do not credit the growth in
attendance to our guest artists
only, but to our growth spiri-
tually, musically and in knowing
how to market and push our
event, and of course to God."
According to Parks, the rea-
son why the word 'Truth' was
added to preceded the Hip Hop
Fest title is because of the
group's dedication of their
music to God, the creator of
Hip Hop, and recognizing that
their goal is to share the truth

through hip hop and the other
genres of music expressed dur-
ing the Weekend.
This year's performers
include Dove and Grammy
Award nominees Ahmad &
Tena Jones of California,
Demetrus of Jacksonville, and
local favourites Manifest, Land-
lord and Monty G. Hosting the
event is Jamie Thomas, host of
MTV Tempo's Rise and Shine.
According to Parks, support
from all aspects is always essen-
tial in putting on an event of
this caliber.
"We couldn't' do the event
without the support of our
administrative team and the
contributions, spiritually, finan-
cially and physically of the

Dunamus Soundz members,"
he added. "God has shown us a
lot of favour. We're grateful to
those persons who financially
gave to this project as well.
However, we must say that for
an event that has and contin-
ues to inspire so many, we wish
the community would be more
supportive in a tangible way.
It's a walk of faith, every year,
to put this event on and it's
through that faith, persistence

and a willingness to do it no
matter what that in the end
gives us the victory."
The team also thanks their
supporters including the Min-
istry of Culture, Dr Barry Rus-
sell, the Irk Depot, Dr H Sim--
mons, Winslow & Diana John-
son and the 228 Generation,
Ranel Pierre and PAGE Pro-
ductions, and the other people
who sponsored, bought tickets
for underprivileged youth,

placed an ad in the booklet, and
prayed for them.
As for those wondering when
Manifest,, a Grand Bahama
native, will bring a similar con-
cert to the island, he simply has
this to say, "Freeport, we
coming!! "

For tickets and more informa-
tion e-mail info@dunamus-
soundz.com or call 328-5729.

Bahamas to host second Travelling

Caribbean Film Showcase

Kenneth Cole to receive humanitarian designer

award at Islands of the World Fashion Week

THE Second Travelling
Caribbean Film Showcase will be
hosted in the Bahamas October 1-
4, the National Coordinating
Committee (NCC) has
The Film Showcase, established
two years ago with the premiere
presentation being held in 2007, is
intended to recognize the work
and skill of film producers from
the Caribbean region and to pro-
vide an avenue for those produc-
ers to expose their work and cre-
ativity to other members of the
broader Caribbean community.
"Last year many Bahamians
who were exposed to the films
appreciated for the first time the
depth of skill and diversity that
exists within our own neighbour-
hood," Owen Bethel, president
of Bahamas Filmlnvest Interna-
tional, a sponsor and organiser of
last year's event and a member
of the NCC, said. "The caliber of
the works of these producers
could stand parallel to the films

out of well-known Hollywood
producers. Furthermore, the films
generally contained issues or sub-
ject matter to which the local pop-
ulation could relate."
This year the Film Showcase
will focus on themes that are rel-
evant to children and adolescents,
not only from the perspective of
films that will entertain them but
also drawing attention to issues
that affect and threaten the youth
of the region. Eriba James, cura-
tor of the National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas and a member
of the NCC, said, "given our own
circumstances regarding the issues
of youth in our country it should
be a revealing experience for
Bahamians of all ages to view the
films of the Showcase. While
highlighting the diversity of cul-
tures within the region, the films
will also show our common expe-
After reviewing 116 films of
producers representing 16 coun-
tries in the region, the interna-

tional selection committee accept-
ed 46 films representing 12 coun-
tries for presentation during the
Second Travelling Caribbean
Film Showcase.
Productions from Belize, Cuba,
Curacao, Colombia, Costa Rica,
Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua,
Dominican Republic, Suriname,
Trinidad and Tobago, and
Venezuela will be featured in this
year's Showcase. Last year, the
First Travelling Caribbean Film
Showcase featured 21 films from
13 countries including the
Venues for the films will
include Galleria Cinemas, the
National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas, and the College of the
Bahamas. '

For further information, please
contact either Ms Erica James at
328-5800 or Owen Bethel at 356-

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed designer
Kenneth Cole will be honoured with the
Humanitarian Designer Award of the Year
during the Islands of the World Fashion
Week, scheduled to be held November 5-8 at
the British Colonial Hilton and the Atlantis
Resort, Paradise Island.
Owen Bethel, president of Mode Iles, Ltd,
founder and organiser of Islands of the World
Fashion Week, touched on the remarkable.
synergy the designer had managed to achieve
through his work in fashion and his commit-
ment and passion to social activism.
"In keeping with the event's focus on the
global issues of the education of youth on
HIV/AIDS, and poverty alleviation, in line
with the United Nations Educational, Scientif-
ic & Cultural .Organisation (UNESCO), it was
felt that no other fashion designer personified
so explicitly the concern for these issues
through their creative integration in his
designs and marketing initiative than Kenneth
Cole," Mr Bethel said.
As part of the Islands of the World Fashion
Week three international guest designers,
Peter Ingwersen of Noir Illuminati II from
Denmark, Nick Verreos of Nikolati from the
United States, and Kevan Hall, also from the
US, will present their collections on catwalk
shows alongside 36 new and established
designers from 13 island nations around the
According to Mr Bethel, Kenneth Cole's
innovative approach to addressing and draw-
ing attention to the issues is both outstanding
and poignant. "Mr Cole took the.bold step as
a vanguard in the fashion industry and essen-
tially turned his label into an effective educa-
tional tool on the scourge of HIV/ AIDS, call-
ing everyone to action in the fight against the
"He has also stood out in the fight against
poverty with his initiatives in the inner city of
New York. Mr Cole has allowed both his label
and stores to be used without reservation in
getting the message across," Mr Bethel said.
In 2007 Cole's New York stores served as a
distribution point for the first ever city-sanc-
tioned condoms, commonly known as the
NYC Condom, in the United States. The
launch of this city-wide condom initiative was
parallel with the release of a new line of tee
shirts and boxer shorts designed by Cole.
Each contained a condom-size pocket and a
discreet woven label with the tagline written
by Cole: "Safety Instructions: This garment
and its contents should be worn whenever
In 2005, Cole was instrumental in the
launch of the "We All Have AIDS" public
service promotional campaign during World
AIDS Day. The philanthropist and humani-
tarian believes that "it is great to be known
for your shoes. It is even better to be recog-
nised for your soul."
He has been consistent and deliberate in his
fusion of fashion and social action, and has
served as chairman of the American Founda-
tion for AIDS Research (AmfAR) and as a

member of the board of the homeless organi-
sation, HELP USA.
"It is an honour for us that Mr Cole has
agreed to accept this award at the premiere of
this event and be the first :r-ipient of the
award," Mr Bethel said. "By this selection we
have set the standard high for those designers
who would wish to follow in being considered
for the award, a search that will certainly be
worldwide going forward."
The presentation of the award will be
marked by the display of several select
designs from the Kenneth Cole collection.
The award itself has been uniquely designed
and crafted by Waterford Crystal of Ireland,
Mr Bethel noted.
Islands of the World Fashion Week is
endorsed by UNESCO as it promotes cultural
diversity and dialogue, and will highlight the
global issues of the environment and climate
change, the education of youth on HIV/AIDS,
and poverty alleviation, particularly as they
impact small island states.
Initiatives in this regard will be channeled
through the two charitable organizations,
Small Island States Foundation and

For further information, please visit the website
www.islandsfashionweek.com. or contact Ms Ari-
anne Etuk or Ms Rekenya Dean at 1-242-356-6133.

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Commonwealth Writers of the Bahamas

helps local writers to showcase their work


WRITING is an art of the human

mind. It has the power to communicate

ideas, force action and influence

Emerging onto the country's
landscape as an artistic force to
be reckoned with in 2004, a
group of talented Bahamian
writers came together to form
an innovative organisation called
the Commonwealth Writers of
the Bahamas, officially register-
ing with the Bahamas govern-
ment that year.
Made up-of adult, as well as
children or junior writers, the
organisation aims to motivate
and educate aspiring agents of
literary works. It also hopes to
instill the importance of creativ-
ity and effective communication
through writing into members.
To keep things interesting the
group implements a number of
activities yearly, including a short
story competition held every
Vera Chase, president of the
Commonwealth Writers, told
Tribune Arts that the pro-
gramme is very good because it
gives writers a chance to display
their works of art. "The pro-
gramme has been going for a
few years now, and the writers
compete against each other.
The organisation's activities
also serve the purpose of boost-
ing membership since the group
is still quite small. Common-
wealth Writers currently has 60
members, 40 adults and 20 chil-
According to Ms. Chase,
Commonwealth Writers encour-
ages persons who visualize writ-
ing as a work of art to join and
improve their writing technique
and style for the betterment of
Membership is not limited
only'to New Providence, she
said, with the organisation trav-

selling to various islands to seek
out young writers. "Sometimes
the people in the Family Islands
may feel left out. Our wish is to
go to the other islands, but there
are only so many places that we
can go with limited means. We
cannot continue to use olr own
funds to go to the other islands.
We want to go to islands, like
Crooked Island and Acklins."
To date, the group has been
receiving financial backing from
various business places such as
the Nassau Yacht Club and Roy-
al Bank, Ms Chase said. And
they are asking businesses to
make a contribution to the pro-
gramme since it will be beneficial
to the Bahamas helping aspir-
ing writers express themselves.
For Ms Chase, and other
members of the group, they
realise that challenge is neces-
sary in Writing, so the pro-
gramme challenges it writers
with various tasks that improves
proficiency and effectiveness. Ms
Chase explained that she and
her committee members have
been challenging the writers to
write a screen play that will be
appreciated in Hollywood. They
. have also given the junior writers
a summer assignment which is
to write on the Royal Governor.
The organisation is very inno-
vative and it is important that
young and old Bahamian writers
are able to express themselves
in a very cultural way.

To learn more about the Com-
monwealth Writers of the Bahamas
or to become a member, contact
Vera Chase at 324.3580 or e-mail
her @

Hollywood beckons

FROM page 12

to time. He was always dressed
in jodhpurs, a coat and a bush
hat. You never saw him in collar
and tie."
Thus, a man known primarily
for his shrewd observations- on
financial affairs is able to turn
his formidable first-hand knowl-
edge of the Oakes protagonists
into a script that already has a
couple of Hollywood studios
showing interest.
"Whether it will ever get pro-
duced, I don't know," he told
me over lunch at a Bay Street
restaurant, "It's been completed
for nearly a year, but the Hol-
lywood writers' strike, then the
ambiguous situation regarding
the actors, have caused a hitch
which I hope we can overcome.
"At the moment, the script is
in the hands of a Hollywood
producer, Cedric Scott, and a
couple of studios have
expressed an interest, but that's
as far as we've got so far."
Called Gold Fever, The Life
and Death of Sir Harry Oakes,
the script represents Coulson's
highly personal "take" on the
murder mystery.
Though I have given a firm
promise that his conclusions will
not be divulged, I can say for
sure that his erstwhile backgam-
mon partner Sir Harold Christie
is not repeat not the cul-
His theories are based on a
lifelong interest in the case, but
he assures me that little or noth-
ing has been contributed by the
Oakes family themselves, main-
ly because none of them
expressed any firm views about
the murder or the motives in
his presence.
Eunice, Lady Oakes, Sir
Harry's widow, who died at her
Prospect Ridge home in 1981,
was known to him, but he never
felt bold enough to raise the
issue in her presence.
"She was far too strong and
formidable a woman," he said,
"I would never have considered
even mentioning the matter to
Coulson's intricate descrip-
tion of circumstances sur-
rounding the murder, and the
roles of those suspected of
direct involvement, fit in loose-
ly with new theories advanced
to me since the death of
Christie's former factotum Levi

Gibson some weeks ago.
Sources who were unwilling
to speak out before Gibson's
death are now advancing theo-
ries which, they claim, were gen-
erally known among Nassau's
white rulers of the wartime era.
One feature of these disclo-
sures is that Sir Harold Christie
- though a suspected perjurer
after the event was not actu-
ally privy to the murder plans
Levi Gibson's contention that
Sir Harold was "too timid, too
gentle" to be involved in a mur-
der plot is borne out by Coul-
son, who was not only a fre-
quent visitor to Cascadilla, but
also attended a Claridge's
reception in London hosted by
Sir Harold on the European
real estate sales trip from which
he never returned.
That was 1973 when Sir
Harold, a tireless promoter of
his beloved Bahamas right to
the end, collapsed and died at a
German hotel while on a mis-
sion to woo yet more prosper-
ous European investors to the
"At his Claridge's suite,
Harold had a trunkload of fold-
ers about Bahamas real estate,"
said Coulson. "He never tired of
promoting the Bahamas. But I
never felt, in all my dealings
with him, that he was the kind
of character who would get
involved in a murder."
Richard-Coulson's relation-
ship with the higher reaches of
Nassau society is interesting,
mainly because he has managed
to be part of it while also stand-
ing outside of it.
Born of a memorable Amer-
ican mother Abby Farring-
ton, later Coulson, who ran a
fashionable ladies clothing store
in Bay Street and a respected
Bahamian father, Sidney Far-
rington, the Pan Am boss in
Nassau, the young Coulson was
always caught between two cul-
He was sent off to school in
the United States at the age of
ten, and eventually graduated
from Yale Law School with an
abiding interest in banking and
finance. He was adopted by his
stepfather, Robert Coulson,
when his mother remarried and
has carried the name Coulson
for all but the first three or four
years of his life.
Now he is not only a Bahami-

an citizen, but also an American
passport holder, maintaining his.
double status with pride.
During his youth, he admits
to having been almost entirely
immersed in white Nassau soci-
ety, a coterie who lived com-
pletely separately from black
Bahamians, with no apparent
desire or inclination to do any-
thing else.
Hence, he is able to offer
interesting angles on the Duke
and Duchess of Windsor the
Governor and his lady at the
time of the Oakes murder -
and the kind of impact they
made on Bahamian upper class
life during their five-year
sojourn here.
He recalls, in particular, the
entrenched attitudes of a quin-
tessentially British higher order
who loathed the Windsors and
everything they stood for.
Among them was his moth-
er's close friend, Kate Curry,
an unreconstructed Edwardian
who wore long white gloves and
fine bonnets on her rare forays
away from her elegant colonial-
style home in Victoria Avenue.
Widow 6f the late shipping
agent Ormond Curry, this grand
matriarchal figure and her close
friends all deeply immersed
in British colonial social mores
- resolutely refused invitations
to Government House during
the Windsors' tenure and spoke
disparagingly at their various
soirees about the "weak trai-
tor" of a Duke and his impossi-
bly wayward wife.
"Of course, my mother -
being American was more tol-
erant of such things and actual-
ly invited the Windsors to our
home for dinner," said Coul-
"I recall being allowed to stay
up and talk with guests during
the cocktails before being sent
off to bed. My mother had invit-
ed about 16 people for dinner
and I remember that they all
had to line up in a semi-circle
before the .Royal couple
"The couple were led by my
mother for a formal introduc-
tion to all the guests. Then they
all went on to the terrace and I
somehow found myself stand-
ing next to the Duke. He
dropped his beautiful silver cig-
arette-holder on the floor. I
picked it up and returned it to
him, and he said: 'That's very

kind of you, young man.'
"When Kate Curry heard
about this, she was somewhat
put out, surprised that my moth-
er would have such people in
her house, but she said it would
not spoil their friendship."
Abby, in fact, had close con-
tact with the Duchess on a reg-
ular basis through her shop,
Stewarts, which stood on the
corner of Bay and Charlotte
From the late 1930s right
through until the late 1950s or
early 1960s, her shop catered for
Nassau's well-off ladies, import-
ing designer clothes from North
America and Europe to add lus-
tre to the local social scene.
At Cascadilla, Coulson recalls
the cool, dark mahogany inte-
rior, brightened by highly pol-
ished silverware, where Sir
Harold Christie played host with
aplomb, his always courteous
factotum and confidant Levi
Gibson forever in the back-
ground, hovering solicitously at
his master's shoulder.
Coulson remembers, in par-
ticular, Gibson's reserved but
elegant manner and the over-
riding impression he created of
being a servant with a mind of
his own.
"He was a kind of Bahamian
Jeeves," he said, "always there
at Sir Harold's side. They were
very, very close."
Among the Oakes family,
Coulson knew daughters
Shirley, who was later to be crit-
ically injured in a car crash, and
Nancy, a key figure in the Oakes
mystery in that she was briefly
the wife of Count Alfred de
Marigny, the rakish Mauritian
who was tried and acquitted of
Sir Harry's murder. Neither
revealed much about the killing,
giving the impression they were
as much in the dark as every-
one else.
He also knew son Pitt Oakes
- "a partying kind of guy" -
who died prematurely while
haunted by the ghosts of the
family's past, harbouring deep
resentment against certain fig-
ures in Bahamian society for
their imagined, and possibly
real, role in his father's death.
With such a background, it's
not surprising that Coulson
should have firm opinions about
a case which has not only capti-
vated a couple of generations
of crime enthusiasts, but has also

had such a profound impact on
modern Bahamian life.
In his script, the characters
are depicted with what seems
to the reader especially the
informed reader uncanny
Alfred de Marigny, from
whom no man's wife was safe, is
portrayed as the oily but bogus
aristocrat of popular renown,
with what- The Tribune called at
the time his "frenchified accent"
and gallic charm.
Then there's Meyer Lansky,
the Jewish mobster, who figures
prominently in Coulson's inter-
pretation of the case.
The Duchess emerges as the
awkward, demanding hussy that
she was, with the Duke the com-
pliant weakling eager to do her
bidding. Her dissatisfaction with
Government House is particu-
larly well captured.
"No, David, this simply will
not do," she says in Coulson's
script, "We cannot be expected
to live like animals."
Well portrayed, too, are the
exchanges between Duke and
Duchess over what they regard-
ed as their miserable exile on a
storm-blown sandbar, far from
the fashionable European salons
of their past.
According to Coulson, diffi-
culty in converting sterling into
dollars during the war years cre-
ated tensions between the pair,
as the Duchess was keen to
escape to Palm Beach, and their
well-heeled friends, at every
The impression given is that
the Duchess, in particular,
though stoical in performing her
official duties, was bored rigid
by Nassau's enclosed society and
the small talk of its white mer-
chant and professional class.
And she was undoubtedly
miffed by the British Establish-
ment's continued refusal to give
the Duke the kind of role she
(and he) considered commen-
surate with his talents.
Ambassador to the United
States, or Governor of one of
the Dominions, were the posts
the Duchess had in mind.
Instead, her downcast husband
was left in charge of an awkward
group of selfish white merchants
who resisted every attempt at
improving the lot of the black
masses on an island that is bare-
ly discernible on a world map.
Most illuminating of all,

though, are conversations
between Sir Harold Christie and
his brother Frank on the eve of
the murder. Therein, it seems,
lies the kernel of the case as far
as Coulson is concerned.
With his lifelong knowledge
of Nassau, and the homes and
haunts of many of its prominent
families, Coulson also brings
authentic colour and detail to
the backdrop of his fascinating
The old Nassau horse-racing
track, the Royal Nassau Sailing
Club, the grounds of the Royal
Victoria Hotel, de Marigny's
home in Victoria Avenue on the
eve of the murder, Westbourne,
where Oakes died, and other
locales now long gone are con-
vincingly revived.
Vivid, too, are the scenes and
exchanges during the 1942 Nas-
sau riots, when an equal pay dis-
pute escalated into civil disor-
Coulson remembers his fami-
ly locking their front gates in
East Bay Street and British sol-
diers with fixed bayonets march-
ing past the house from their
base at the old Montagu Hotel
to help quell the crowd.
Such cameos add colour to
local history, and capture some
of the genuine fear felt during
Nassau's only real display of
mass civil unrest.
If this script ever becomes a
movie, local cinemas will have
a sell-out for weeks on end. It is
more than an intriguing version
of an endlessly fascinating mys-
tery, it is also a slice of the coun-
try's past from someone in a
unique position to record it.
Hollywood need not resort to
expensive special effects to give
this story box office appeal. Dis-
cerning audiences like good sto-
ries well told and well-acted, lit-
tle more. The Oakes affair is nat-
ural drama from beginning to
If Cedric Scott, a noted
Bahamian movie producer, can
place it with a studio, Richard
Coulson might yet see his name
up in lights as the credits roll.
"If I sell the movie rights, I real-
ly will regard script-writing as
my fourth career," he said.

John Marquis is the author of
Blood and Fire (LMH Publishing),
which covers the Oakes murder

SOME committee
members of The
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Jah Nyne shows his deep roots in his music


JAH Nyne, an internation-
ally renowned artist who per-
formed at this weekend's
"Make 'Em Listen" extrava-
ganza starring all Bahamian
musicians, is one artist with
deep roots in the country.
Born Sean Rolle and grow-
ing up in Grand Bahama, Jah
Nyne was always surrounded
by music, a positive influence
his parents ingrained in him.

Today, he sings with a pro-
found knowledge of what it is
like to grow up in difficult
times. And his positive song
lyrics thank God for where is
he now producing songs and
living the dream:

Rebuking devils in the name of
Me maintain a clean heart them
can't enter

Righteousness me hold that as
me sceptre
Cramp and paralyze me nah go
left me vesture.

According to Jah Nyne,
the words are reminiscent of
his role model and the origi-
nal reggae idol Bob Mar-
His name, "Jah Nyne",
even has positive roots as
he spent a lot of his child-

hood playing basketball with
friends, and while he was not
the best player on the court
he would jokingly take a shot
from nearly anywhere -
invoking the idea of a "nine
pointer" for which his friends
named him "nine". Later on,
he was fittingly named "Jah
Nyne" as a performer with
hopes of reaching the stars,
just as he always reached for
that hoop.
Jah Nyne said his greatest

inspiration "came from His
Imperial Majesty Haile
Selassie I who inspired me
to sing music of redemption
for the human race and to
lead an exemplary life of
faith, integrity and courage."
His lyrics are inspired by
world events, everyday liv-
ing as well as personal expe-
riences and bringing a fresh
sound to the world.
As an aspiring cultural
artist, Jah Nyne is on a mis-

sion to take his music and his
message to the world pro-
moting a positive philosophy
at all times. For now his
focus is on networking with
the industry, making his
mark in the international
music business and an album
is in the near future. His
goals also include becoming
a great international artist,
bringing Bahamian reggae to
the forefront and spreading
his message of positivity.

I.sa a


Make 'Em

Listen concert

rocks the Rain

Forest Theatre


SHOWCASING the up and com-
-ing talent amongst the ranks of
Bahamian youth, the Make Em Lis-
ten artist roster rocked the house at
the Rain Forest Theatre over the
weekend with vibrating musical
sounds that ranged from hip hop,
rap to rake n' scrape and Caribbean
Among the artists to perform
were Bahama Boyz, Porter Tha
Poet, Slu2gz, BMarie, Shiraz, Sam-
mi Starr, Sosa Man, Dolly Boy and
BoBo Ken, who each put on an out-
standing performance. Also of note,
Frisco, along with Lady MilUz, cap-
tured the crowd's attention with
their rap star swagger.

The evening was hosted by Net,
and Dion Da Butcha provided the
For the close of the show all of
the artists came together to per-
form two medleys, "Show Em Ha It
Go" and "Express Yourself". The
more veteran performers, such as
Sosa, Porter and Shiraz with pro-
ducer/artist Pedrino, also went on
stage together.
A special treat for audience
members was Ricardo aka Mr Pro-
fessor, who performed poetry.
Leaning toward the lyrical nuances
of the spoken word, Mr Professor,
who has been writing poetry for the
past 10 years and who recently pub-
lished a book of poetry entitled
"Love & Life The Balance",

showcased his literary prowess and
storytelling rhythm for audience
Inspired by true life, Mr Profes-
sor's poems reflect his unique and
creative ability to speak to the
hearts of many. He can be seen and
heard mainly at open mic nights
doing stand up poetry and he will
be performing in upcoming Make
em Listen concerts.
As for the concert, is was a huge
success. Heike Wollenweber, the
group's public relations coordina-
tor, said the show was incredibly
well received. "It was a success and
the artists performed really well,
some were not that experienced in
performing, but the effort was

Ms Wollenweber did point out
however, that she expected the
local support to be much better
even though there was a reason-
ably satisfying amount of people in
the audience.
Local support is necessary for the
talented young artists to do well,
she noted, because if they don't
have the support of Bahamians
then the Make Em Listen move-
ment will be stunted.
Made up of young Bahamian
artists who sing, rap and recite
poems, the Make Em Listen move-
ment will nevertheless continue to
make a contribution to the
Bahamas' music industry, so sup-
port from Bahamians is very much
needed, she added.

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> YALE-educated lawyer,
banker and financial
consultant Richard Coul-
son is hoping to launch his
fourth career at the age of 77.
And, if successful, he will
round off.his working life with
a touch of Hollywood glamour.

For much of his life, Bahamian-born Coulson has
been preoccupied with finance. But he has always
dabbled in writing, providing newspapers and maga-
zines with authoritative articles on his various areas
of expertise.
His latest venture, however, is writing movie
scripts for the producers of Tinseltown. And, with
the eternal optimism of all those engaged in the lit-
erary arts, he hopes his movie adaptation of the Sir
Harry Oakes murder mystery will find its way to the
big screen.
Characteristically, Coulson is again writing about
what he knows best. While his conclusions are,
inevitably, speculative, he has the tremendous
advantage of having known many of the core players
- and peripheral figures in what has proved to
be one of the most enduring murder mysteries of all

Though Coulson born 1931 was too young!
to remember much about Sir Harry personally (hej
was on vacation with his mother in Massachusetts :
when the murder occurred in 1943), he did come to
know most of the Oakes family, and frequently "
shared a game of backgammon with Sir Harold
Christie, the chief suspect, at his elegant colonial
home, Cascadilla, in East Street, Nassau.
Of Sir Harry Oakes, he said: "I did meet him once
when I was a kid. He tapped me on the head a couw
ple of times and that's about it. He was a brusque,
burly kind of guy who seemed to be preoccupied
with his own business affairs, with little time for
young kids.
"Other than that, I did see him in Nassau from time
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Why are tropical
cyclones named?.
Tropical cyclones are
named to provide ease of
communication between fore-
casters and the general pub-
lic regarding forecasts, watch-
es, and warnings. Since the
storms can often last a week
or longer and that more than
one can be occurring in the
same basin at the same time,
names can reduce the confu-
sion about what storm is being
According to Dunn and
Miller (1960), the first use of a
proper name for a tropical
cyclone was by an Australian
forecaster easily in this century.
He gave tropical cyclone
names "after political figures
whom he disliked. By proper-
ly naming a hurricane, the
weatherman could publicly
describe a politician (who per-
haps was not too generous
with weather-bureau appro-
priations) as 'causing great dis-
tress' or 'wandering aimless-
ly about the Pacific.'"
During World War II, trop-
ical cyclones were informally
given women's names by U.S.
Army Air Corp and Navy
meteorologists (after their girl-
friends or wives) who were
monitoring and forecasting
tropical cyclones over the
Pacific. From 1950 to 1952,
tropical cyclones of the North
Atlantic Ocean were identi-
fied by the phonetic alphabet
(Able-Baker-Charlie-etc.), but
in 1953 the U.S. Weather
Bureau switched to women's
names. In 1979, the WMO and
the U.S. National Weather
Service (NWS) switched to a
list of names that also includ-
ed men's names.

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CAUGHT UNPREPARED Men had to use a boat to rescue citizens from their flooded homes in the Holmes Rock settlement of Eight Mile Rock, Bahamas,
following the passage of Hurricane Frances in September 2004.

What is the origin
of the name
"Hurricane" is derived from
'Hurican', the Carib god of
Should I tape my
windows when a
hurricane threatens?
No, it is a waste of effort,
time, and tape. It offers little
strength to the glass and NO
protection against flying

debris. After the storm passes
you will spend many a hot
summer afternoon trying to
scrape the old, baked-on tape
off your windows (assuming
they weren't shattered). Once
a Hurricane Warning has been
issued you would be better off
spending your time putting up
shutters over doors and win-
What are the most
and fewest tropical
cyclones occurring in
the Atlantic basin in
one year?

Category Number of storms
Tropical storms/
Hurricanes19* (1995) 4 (1983)
Hurricanes 12 (1969) 2 (1982)
Major Hurricanes7 (1950) 0 (many)
As a footnote, 1933 is
recorded as being the most
active of any Atlantic basin
season on record (reliable or
otherwise) with.21 tropical
storms and hurricanes.
Which tropical
cyclones have caused
the most deaths and
most damage?
"The death toll in the infa-
mous Bangladesh Cyclone of
1970 has had several esti-
mates, some wildly specula-
tive, but it seems certain that.
at least 300,000 people died
from the associated storm tide
[surge] in the low-lying
deltas." (Holland 1993)
The largest damage caused
by a tropical cyclone as esti-
mated by monetary amount
has been Hurricane Andrew
(1992) as it struck the
Bahamas, Florida and
Louisiana, USA: US $26.5 bil-

lion. However, if one nor-
malises hurricane damage by
inflation, wealth changes and
coastal county population
increases, then the worst is no
longer Hurricane Andrew, but
is instead the 1926 Great Mia-
mi Hurricane. If this storm hit
in the mid-1990s, it is estimat-
ed that it would cause over
$70 billion in South Florida
and then an additional $10 bil-
lion in the Florida panhandle
and Alabama (Pielke and
Landsea 1998).
Are we getting
stronger and more
hurricanes, typhoons,
and tropical cyclones -
in the last several
Globally, no. However, for
the Atlantic basin we have
seen an increase in the num-
ber of strong hurricanes since
1995. We have had a record
33 hurricanes in the four years
of 1995 to 1999 (accurate
records for the Atlantic are
thought to begin around

1944)-. The extreme impacts
from Hurricanes Marilyn
(1995), Opal (1995), Fran
(1996), Georges (1998) and
Mitch (1998) in the, United
States and throughout the
Caribbean attest to the high
amount of Atlantic hurricane
activity lately.
Why do tropical
cyclones occur
primarily in the
summer and autumn?
The primary time of year
for getting tropical cyclones is
during the summer and
autumn: July-October for the
Northern Hemisphere and
December-March for the
Southern Hemisphere (though
there are differences from
basin to basin).
The peak in
summer/autumn is due to hav-
ing all of the necessary ingre-
dients become most favorable
during this time of year: warm
ocean waters (at least 26C or
800F), a tropical atmosphere
that can quite easily kick off
convection (i.e. thunder-
storms), low vertical shear in
the troposphere, and a sub-
stantial amount of large-scale
spin available (either through
the monsoon trough or east-
erly waves).
Why do tropical
cyclones' winds rotate
in the Northern
Hemisphere and
clockwise in the
The reason is that the earth-
's rotation sets up an appar-
ent force (called the Coriolis
force) that pulls the winds to
the right in the Northern
Hemisphere (and to the left
in the Southern Hemisphere).
So when a low pressure starts
to form north of the equator,
the surface winds will flow
inward trying to fill in the low
and will be deflected to the
right and a counter-clockwise
rotation will be initiated. The
opposite (a deflection to the
left and a clockwise rotation)
will occur south of the equa-4

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water, and medications.
Know What to Do When a
Hurricane WARNING Is
Listen to the advice of local
officials, and leave if they tell
you to do so. Complete
preparation activities. If you
are not advised to evacuate,
stay indoors, away from win-
dows. Be aware that the calm
"eye" is deceptive; the storm is
not over. The worst part of
the storm will happen once
the eye passes over and the
winds blow from the opposite
direction. Trees, shrubs, build-
ings, and other objects dam-
aged by the first winds can be
broken or destroyed by the
second winds.
Be alert for tornadoes. Tor-
nadoes can happen during a
hurricane and after it passes
over. Remain indoors, in the
center of your home, in a clos-
et or bathroom without win-
dows. Stay away from flood
waters. If you come upon a
flooded road, turn around and
go another way. If you are
caught on a flooded road and
waters are rising rapidly
around you, get out of the car
and climb to higher ground.
Know What to Do After a
Hurricane Is Over:
Keep listening to radio or
TV stations for instructions.
If you evacuated, return home
when officials tell you it is safe
to do so. Inspect your home
for damage. Use flashlights
in the dark; do not use can-

GETTING READY: Exanna Dormeus,
National Youth Officer withthe Bahamas
Red Cross, shows Junior Red Cross
members how to pack hurricane supplies
kits on Friday, September 24 at head-
quarters in the capital Nassau, Bahamas.
Hurricane Jeanne killed more than 1,000
people when it dumped torrential rains
on Haiti. At the time of this picture Jeanne
was expected to affectthe northwestern
Bahamas within the next 24 hours. The
kits, which contain blankets, first aid box-
es, matches, flashlights, hand towels, sty-
rofoam cups and a battery-operated radio,
were to have been distributed to the 24
hurricane shelters on New Providence
island by members of the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force and Department of Social
Services. Red Cross members on other
Bahamian islands also packed kits for
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*Flashlights, batteries, bulbs
*Battery operated lanterns with
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*Waterproof matches
*Manual can opener
*Clock (windup or battery)
*Baby supplies
*Camp stove
*Fire extinguishers
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*First aid kit and bandages
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*Canned food and milk
*Disposable dishes, napkins,
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*Garbage bags
*Hurricane chart
*Food suggestions: Beverages
(powdered or canned, fruit juices,
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Ambulance: 322-2221
Air Ambulance: 327-7077
Hospital: 322-2861
Doctors Hospital: 322-8411
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Water and Sewerage, emergencies: 325-0505
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Features Tribune Editor

>> D country
having sailed through
what could possible be
described as a tepid 2007 hurri-
cane season, the islands of the
Bahamas from Grand Bahama
and Abaco in the north to
Mayaguana and Inagua in the
south should brace themselves
for'a possibly tumultuous 2008.
Basil Dean, senior meteorolo-
gist at the Bahamas Department
of Meteorology, said Bahamians
should anticipate an active sea:-
son, with some 15 named storms
expected to develop. Out of that
15, eight are forecasted to reach
hurricane status, and four are cal-
culated to develop into major sys-
tems category three storms or-
"So far this season we have
already had one named storm,"
Mr Dean said. "Tropical Storm
Arthur developed in the Pacific
and moved across the Yucatan
into the Gulf of Mexico. And with
that backdrop it's'just a matter
of preparedness heading further
into the season," he added.
As with any natural occur-
rence, Mr Dean, in a previous
interview with The Tribune, said
.it was difficult to pinpoint the
number of storms that are likely
to have a direct impact on the
Bahamas, however, he urged"
Bahamians to be fully prepared as
the country heads deeper into the
hurricane season.
"I hope that by now Bahami-
ans would have made repairs to
their roofs if they were having
problems with leakage we know
that tropical storms pass through
with high winds and rain fall.
Bahamians would also want 'to
.ensure that their windows are in
good shape, that there are no bro-
ken panes, and also ensure that
you have an adequate supply of'
wood to cover windows and'
doors," Mr Dean said.
The meteorologist further
advised families to undergo drills
to see how long' it would take to
secure their property. "This
makes life more comfortable
when you are faced with having
to actually execute the plan, so
you have an idea of how long it
would take to do it."
And where possible, he noted,
families should also develop an

Information obtained
through May 2008
indicates that 2008 will
have about eight
hurricanes ...

evacuation procedure, the same
way the country has a national
plan, so each member knows
what to do in case of ar evacua-
tion. Parents, husbands and wives,
and responsible adults should
identify a shelter that all family
members will go to if they feel
the house is vulnerable to winds
and flooding.
"The underlying word is pre-
paredness. Don't mind the fore-
cast of 15, always be prepared for
that one special one,",he said.
Asked about the Family
Islands, Mr Dean said that he felt
more comfortable with those res-
idents since many Family Island
homes were built to withstand
hurricane force winds. Also, the
islands are sparsely populated
which means that less lives are in
danger. He noted, further that
persons living in,the Family
Islands are more iriclined to heed
the hurricane warnings when first
issued and to quickly prepare for
approaching storms.


Acknowledged by Mr Dean as
a pioneer in the science of fore-
casting hurricanes: Dr William
Gray, an American, recently pub-
lished his Extended Range Fore-
cast of Atlantic Seasonal Hurri-
cane Activity and US Landfall
Strike Probability for 2008. The
forecast noted that as of June 3,
an above-average Atlantic basin
tropical cyclone season in 2008 is
anticipated, with an above-aver-
age probability of US major hur-
ricane landfall.
"Information obtained through
May 2008 indicates that 2008 will
have about eight hurricanes, 15
named storms, 80 named storm
days, four intense hurricanes and
nine intense hurricane days.
"The probability of US major
hurricane landfall is estimated to
be about 135 per cent of the long-
period average," the report stat-
According to Mr Dean, Dr
Gray 'has included what is called
an extended range statistical fore-
cast procedure to his seasonal
forecast formula..
His procedure takes into con-
sideration the last 40 years of
global re-analysis data, and with
this 40-year data he looks for
years where atmospheric condi-
tions are similar to conditions
experienced during February and
March of 2008.
The years where atmospheric
conditions are similar to that of
the February and March data of
the current year, the average of
tropical cyclone activity in those
years are obtained and used along
with analog predictors to com-
pute the -number of storms.
A major reason that the
Bahamas will always be impacted
by hurricanes is because the coun-
try sits to the west of the Bermu-
da-Azores High, (a group of
islands off the West African
coast), a large subtropical semi-
permanent centre of high atmos-
pheric pressure which is found
near the Azores in the Atlantic
Ocean. In years when the system
is well formed it extends west-
ward toward Bermuda..
"When one takes into consid-
eration the cyclonic flow around
this high, the northward recurva-
ture is always either to the east of
the Bahamas it can occur over



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the Bahamas as well as it can
occur further west of the
Bahamas when this recurvature
takes'place over the Bahamas
during an approaching storm it
makes the Bahamas extremely
vulnerable for a direct hit. .
"This all depends on the behav-
iour of the Bermuda Azores
High, so in a somewhat simplistic
sense where the recurvature is at
the time determines whether or
not we are likely to be hit by a
tropical storm," Mr Dean said.


In an effort to ensure that
weather is reported accu-
rately, Mr Dean said that the
Bahamas Meteorology Depart-
ment has, for the past year,-been
in the process of installing addi-
tional automated weather stations
throughout the Family Islands
"The weather stations will
replace manned observations, and
give the basic elements we need
for the weather report rainfall
measurements, barometric pres-
sure, wind direction and speed.
This new project has increased
our network of weather stations
and there are four more in this


series to complete that batch."
Mr Dean said that once this
series is completed and the
department's new budget kicks
in, they will decide how many
more weather stations are needed
and where they should go.
According to Mr Dean, mete-
orology is an ongoing science
and the technology that drives
it is always being critiqued and
improved, and each year scien-
tists around the region continue
to work on various computer
models with a view to improving
the forecast product.
"We have come quite a long
way over the years in terms of
technology, so much so that we
are able to detect weather sys-
tems, such as tropical cyclones,
from the time they develop to the
time they reach our forecast area.
This is done via geostationary
satellites which provides us with.
round the clock surveillance.
"In addition to the geostation-
ary satellites which,allow us to
detect these systems'at a consid-
erable distance away, reconnais-
sance aircraft are deployed when
these systems are within flight
range. These reconnaissance mis-
sions allow us, meteorologists, to:
obtain critical data throughout
the storm thus giving us a better
understanding of what is going
on within a particular storm. This
all has led to improved weather
and hurricane forecasting over

the years," he said.Another
instrument that aids in weather
forecast is the Doppler Radar sys-
tem. Assuring Bahamians that the
country's radar was up and run-
ning, he explained that the instru-
ment helps with flood forecast-
Once a weather system or a
tropical cyclone reaches within
radar range, Mr Dean said, the
modern day Doppler enables
meteorologists to estimate the
rate of rainfall and allows them to
warn of potential flooding. Addi-
tionally, he noted, the Doppler
Radar also provides meteorolo-
gists with strong indications of
where tornadic activity is likely
to occur.
Mr Dean said further that com-
puter models have certainly been
a blessing to forecasters with
regard to short, medium, and long
term forecasting. These models,
he said, which use actual atmos-
pheric data to simulate atmos-
pheric conditions, have, over the
years, improved to the point
where three day forecasts have.
become the norm and seven day
forecasts and beyond, although
not as reliable, still give fairly
good indications as to what one
may expect. There are some
things that are still uncertain, Mr
Dean noted, such as how chang-
ing weather patterns will affect
hurricanes and rainfall patterns.
The global climate change sce-
narios that have been developed
suggest that with increasing glob-
al temperatures one can antici-
pate a rise in sea surface so for
every degree in temperature rise,
one can expect a foot increase in
sea level, and should this scenario
pan out it will result in the loss of
land at the coast. And it is con-
ceivable, Mr Dean pointed out,
that the Bahamas is currently
experiencing a loss of land.
Some scenarios have also
developed in regard to global
research and global warming, par-
ticularly in the tropics.
Tropical cyclones rely on warm
sea surface temperatures. and
looking at increased tempera-
tures, the threshold temperature
needed for cyclone development
would be achieved a lot quicker
and could lead to an increase in
tropical cyclone activity..
Mr Dean urged caution how-
ever, saying that tropical cyclone
development does not rely solely
on sea surface temperatures, but
rather a variety of atmospheric
and oceanic conditions.

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THE CARGO SHIP Anne is lodged against the beach where it ran aground on Saunders Beach in
Nassau, Bahamas on Tuesday September 14, 1999. Residents and tourists ventured into debris-
strewn streets the next day after Hurricane Floyd clobbered the Bahamas, washing ashore two
barges and flinging trees onto streets and highways.

HUGE WAVES crash over the lighthouse at
the entrance to Nassau Harbour as Hurri-
cane Floyd hit Nassau, Bahamas on Tuesday
September 14, 1999.

RESIDENTS of the eastern end of the Bahamian capital of
Nassau line up in a supermarket early Monday morning,
Septemberl3,1999, to buy household supplies in advance
of the arrival Hurricane Floyd in the Bahamas. The very
dangerous Category 4 storm, packing 155-mph winds,
charged towards the Bahamas on a path that also threa-
tend the Florida coast.

TED MCKINNEY walks to his house after abandoning his car on the road in Nassau, Bahamas, in
the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd on Tuesday, September 14, 1999. Uprooted trees and flooding
. made the roads mpgas.able by automobile

DESTROYED and sunken boats litter the water at East Bay Marina, Nassau, Bahamas on Tuesday September
14, 1999. .




Report: Global warming may reduce hurricane threat
* By ALISON LOWE stay alive. Wind shear is a change in wind speeds been an ongoing subject of discussion in the assumption, declaring that at times only one in 10
Tribune Staff Reporter at different altitudes. Carrying out a review of world's scientific and meteorological community North Atlantic hurricanes hit the U.S. coast -
alowe@tribunemedia.net 150 years of US hurricane records, the scientists for some time. with many still hitting the Bahamas and other

A controversial new scientific study
has suggested that contrary to con-
S ventional wisdom global warming
may in fact lead to fewer Atlantic hur-
ricanes threatening Caribbean countries and the
United States.
The study, carried out by researchers at the
University of Miami in conjunction with the US
Federal Agency, the National Oceanic and
*Atmospheric Administration, links sea tempera-
ture rises associated with global warming to an
increase in a phenomena known as "wind shear"
that makes it harder for storms to strengthen and


observed that warming ocean waters had coin-
cided with a diminishing number of Atlantic hur-
ricanes actually making landfall in the US.
Researchers saw a connection between this
decrease and the fact that, they claim, wind shear
increases by up to 10 miles an hour with every
degree celsius that the ocean warms.
Speaking with New Scientist magazine, study
author Chunzai Wang of the NOAA asserted
that the study's findings prove that "the attribu-
tion of the recent increase in Atlantic hurricane'
activity to global warming is premature."
The precise effect of man-made global warming
on the intensity and frequency of hurricanes has

Hurricanes are known to feed on warm water,
and prior research has been taken to support the
assumption that temperature increases would
thereby lead to more common occurrence of the
strongest hurricanes those over 130 mph.
The scientists' reliance on landfall records in
this latest study has caused some contention
among interested parties.
Mr Wang and his partner in the study, the uni-
versity's Sang-Ki Lee, said that they used the
landfall records as the basis for their study
because they are "the most reliable Atlantic hur-
ricane measurement over the long term."
However, critics have called into question this

Caribbean countries and landfall records-)
reflect only a small percentage of storms around
the globe. At the annual meeting of the American
Meteorological Society this week in New Orleans
the findings received mixed reviews.
Richard Spinrad, NOAA's assistant adminis-
trator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, ,
called the study "seminal", but Greg Holland, a
senior scientist at the US National Centre for
Atmospheric Research, said that its results "just
don't hold together."
Mr Holland added that there are other factors
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* By Robert Myers

hurricanes are
an inevitable
part of life
.> a and the land-
scape in warm waters of the Bahamas
and the Caribbean, and.experts antici-
pate that we will likely experience
stronger and more frequent storms as
global temperatures rise.
The landscape has changed and con-
tinues to change weather patterns. The
impact of the last ten years storms may
easily be seen on the landscape of
Bahamas. The tree line of the Bahamas
has had the most obvious damage, having
been greatly reduced by powerful storms
such as Andrew, Floyd, Michelle & Fran-
cis. Prior to these storms the tree line
was,allowed to grow unchecked by main-
tenance practices or hurricanes
The aspects of hurricanes that most
adversely affect the landscape are:
High winds & tornadoes
Salt spray carried off the sea by the
winds, often miles inland
Storm surge
Disease and pest problems as a result
of such devastating damage
Each of these issues causes different
problems to plant material and many of
the results of such damage will result in
plant decline if left unchecked.

High winds &
The most immediate and obvious dam-
age is" from high winds and tornadoes.
These winds cause plant material con-
siderable damage and destruction. The
sheer force of the wind on large sail areas
of trees make it almost impossible for
branches not to break away or entire
trees to topple. Many plants are unable
to sustain the desiccation caused by long
periods of high wind. The wind literally
sucks all moisture from the leaves and
outer branches faster than the plant is able
to replace it, thus resulting in a collapse
of the cells and massive desiccation to
the plant.
One of the most important elements to
remember about plant material is the
correlation that can be drawn between
humans andplants.
Many of the ailments affecting plant
material may be treated in similar ways as
humans (obviously, I don't mean plants
should get bed rest and a hot toddy).
This correlationis particularly applicable
and clear in discussing the types of dam-






' Hurricanes are a major trauma for
the landscape and the pest and dis-
ease problems that will or may occur
after such incident are varied and
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age caused to plants after a hurricane.
A hurricane is to plants what'a major
accident is to humans. The tremendous
physical damage must be, dealt xWith as
quickly as possible. Damaged tree limbs
require immediate attention and must
be bolted back or cut cleanly away and
treated with required fungicides to pre-
vent disease causing further damage to
the tree. Broken limbs left unattended
will result in disease no less damaging
to plants in the long term than gangrene
is to humans. This work is often com-
pleted by use of aerial platforms that can
reach high into and over the trees without
causing further harm are often required.
Axes and cutlass knives are NOT tools to
be used for pruning works!

Salt spray
Salt water is whipped up offAthe ocean
by the winds and blown inland for many
miles.. This salt is then plastered all over
the plants causing additional burn due
to a process called osmosis. The salt
deposit left on the leaves and branches
draws water out of the cells, causing cell
collapse and death. The severity of salt
spray and salt tolerances of various plants
determines whether plants survive this

onslaught. Some may remember beau-
tiful days on the beach,ended by the boat
ride home covered in a full day of salt.
There is nothing better than taking a
shower and washing off the salt and
putting on fresh clothes. Plants feel the
same needs and would tell you this if
they could. As soon as possible, irriga-
tion systems should be turned on and
foliage washed off. Further manual rins-
ing by hose is often required. Trees
should be sprayed down even if it rains as
the undersides of the leaves require the
same rinsing and rain will not do this.
This treatment will minimize, damage.

Storm surge
This problem only exists for those in
low lying costal or canal areas and is
exceptionally destructive to massive areas
of the coastal regions. The relentless
pounding of waves and high storm tides
erodes many yards of dune, destroys sea,
walls, crashes over and floods low lying
areas with thousands of gallons of sea-
water and buries areas i4 sand, rock and
This form of hurricane destruction is
undoubtedly the most devastating. TThe.
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action and storm surge are expensive and
often cost prohibitive. However, knowl-
edge and understanding of the possibili-
ty of such destruction in the design of
properties in these costal areas is para-
mount to reducing damage.
Understand that you will not beat back
the tides and destructive forces of nature.
Do not build on:
Low lying costal areas (below 10'
above mean sea level)
Primary or secondary dunes or unsta-
ble costal land
Low lying wetland areas connected to
the sea, even when well inland
Heavily exposed rocky shorelines
where deep ocean waters are close to
the land.
When developing coastal properties it
is critical to understand that both the
structures and the landscape must be
designed to reduce the effects of hurri-
cane forces.
A few example of good landscape
planning would be:
The primary dune or coastal line
should be designed to absorb energy and
not to deflect it
Protect the dune and'do not build on it
or cut into it in any way, plantings should
be diverse and thick
The coastal side of the property should
be graded in a manner that will permit
the ocean to flood in and then drain out
as quickly as possible
Use salt and Wind tolerant plant mate-

Hurricanes have the potential to drop
incredible amounts of rain through the
duration of the storm. The massive
amount of rain quickly causes total
ground saturation and then leads to
flooding and water run off.
Total saturation means that the ground
is unable to absorb any more water thus
the water coming down exceeds the
amount being absorbed.
Flooding for any period of time longer
than 24 to 36 hours will cause plants to
die due, to a lack of oxygen being avail-
able to the root system, in human terms
they drown. Flooding also significantly
loosens up'the soil and can cause trees
and palms to become unstable.
Water run off or.ero.sion isnot as big a.
problem in the Bahamas as it would be in

more mountainous areas such as Cuba or
Jamaica. It does however create prob-
lems in the more hilly areas as soils are
washed away and plantings destabilized
by the excessive amounts of water.
These problems again are difficult and
costly'to deal with and are best addressed
in the planning stages of development.
Flooding may be reduced by the use of
drainage pipes connected to deep wells
along with grading works designed to
direct water to certain waste areas, catch-
ment areas or deep wells. These systems
are more passive as the main criteria is to
get water to drain away within a reason-
able period of time.
Water run off problems are reduced by
diverting and controlling the volumes of
water being shed. This is done by the use
of elaborate drainage systems that funnel
the water to catchment areas, canals or to
the sea. These systems are far more crit-
ical as errors in calculating the amount of
water being handled by the system will
lead to serious erosion problems. Central
America was whiteness to this in 1998
when thousands lost their homes and
many lost their lives.

Disease and
pest problems -
Any time humans are traumatized by a
major accident or ailment we have the
potential of contracting more serious
problems due to a follow on of problems
or the immune system becoming weak-
ened and or overloaded. Our systems
like plants are designed to deal with the
normal day to day issues of life and not
major trauma.
Hurricanes are a major trauma for the
landscape and the pest and disease prob-
lems that will or may occur after such
incident are varied and extensive.
In short:
Replant toppled trees and plants
Prdne away damage
Remove debris from plant materials
Flush soils of salt
Drain off excess water
Watch for fungus and disease and
spray as required
Watch and spray for pests on new
Preventative maintenance is impor-
tant on trees and palms
Keep trees and palms pruned regular-
ly to reduce the wind load and allow air
to pass through the trees.
This is also beneficial to lower planti-
ngs as they will get more sunlight. *
As with most things in life, good main-
tenance and health practices will pay off
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from the islands of the
Bahamas, South Florida,
the islands of the
Caribbean, and the countries sur-
rounding the Caribbean Basin are
exposed annually to the ravages of hur-
ricanes, floods, and storm surges. As
such events can both destroy or exten-
sively damage property and kill or
injure the inhabitants, it is important
that the public know and be concerned
about the different mechanisms that
exist to minimize the impact of such
natural disasters.
Catastrophe insurance is one indis-
pensable mechanism for mitigating the
impact of disasters, both natural and
otherwise, and is both a necessity and
an important part of owning property
and/or a business.
In any discussion of the role, value,
and cost of catastrophe insurance in
the Bahamas, it must be understood
that while the Bahamas may not have
been affected by any storms last year,
over the past decade the region has
experienced a dramatic upsurge in the
level of physical destruction and eco-
nomic loss caused by hurricanes.
Each year these natural disasters
take a huge toll in deaths and injuries,
property damage, and economic loss,
however, an even greater tragedy is
the fact that much of the physical, emo-
tional, and financial impact of this dev-
astation and loss can be reduced
through preparedness, including ade-
quate insurance cover, existing miti-
gation techniques, and greater public
awareness of them.
It must also be understood that
because of its small population the vol-
ume of insured risks in the region is
small and the overall premium base is
minuscule in relation to the world
insurance markets.
Insurance premium income for the
whole of the Bahamas, the Caribbean
and Central America, has been report-
ed as being only one tenth of one per
cent of premiums payable worldwide.
However, the cost of claims for the
region is about three per cent of world-
wide losses.
And because the region as a whole
,produces only a small amount of pre-
mium income in relation to the large
loss potential, and because of the

inevitability of further hurricanes,
regional insurance companies must
purchase essential catastrophe protec-
tion from other international "rein-
surance" companies.
Such reinsurers do business on a
worldwide basis and view this region,
including Central America, Florida and
the Gulf Coast of the US, as a very
high-risk area.
It can also be argued that the past
decade was the worst ever for the
region, in terms of property damage
and economic loss resulting from hur-
ricanes. Losses have been enormous
from hurricanes such as Ivan, Wilma,
Rita, Katrina, Jeanne, Frances, and

SIn 1999,1Floyd caused some $6 bil-"

lion in damage in the region, $175 mil-
lion of that being insured losses in the
In 2004, Frances and Jeanne
caused estimated total losses of $16
billion, with $348 million of insured
losses in the Bahamas.
2005 proved very active with some
26 named storms, the last occurring in
January 2006. Dennis, Katrina, Rita
and Wilma racked up estimated total
losses of $159 billion, $125 billion of
this caused by Katrina alone.
Katrina was the largest disaster to
hit the region and the effects of this
storm are still being felt by the insur-
ance industry as numerous law suits
were filed in the United States. Rita
missed us, but Wilma caused $47 mil-
lion of insured losses in the Bahamas.

It is important to note that the fig-
ures given for the Bahamas are for
insured losses only, they do not include
uninsured losses, which were proba-
bly higher than the losses covered by
As a result of the tremendous losses
in 2005, a number of insurance com-
panies withdrew from providing cata-
strophe perils cover completely, while
others decided to .reduce their risks.
Reinsurers were no longer prepared
to grant reinsurance cover to insurers
in the region without increasing their
rates, and without putting strict limits
on the scope of cover available, either
geographically or in terms of what to
cover. This lack of capacity and
increased costs for reinsurance led to a
hardening of the market generally; and&

Catastrophe insurance is
one indispensable mechanism
for mitigating the inmpace of
disasters, both natural and
otherwise, and is both a neces-
sity and an important part of
owning property and/or a

this in turn led to increases in rates for
the average policyholder.
What can be expected to happen
with insurance rates in the foreseeable
future? While the large losses in 2004
and 2005 did cause an increase in rates
in the Bahamas for 2006, prices in 2007
remained generally steady. For 2007
experts forecasted above average hur-
ricane activity.
Such forecasts, combined with the
ever growing reports on global warm-
ing, and the effects on low lying coun-
tries such as the Bahamas, make it very
difficult to predict what the future
might hold for this region.
The region's potential for destruc-
tion from hurricanes and other natural
hazards will remain.
The Bahamas and Caribbean's insur-
ance market will remain small with
tremendous catastrophe exposure, thus
causing continued dependence on out-
side reinsurers.
To avoid a continuing rise and fall of
insurance rates, and stabilize the mar-
ket, property owners and insurance
companies will have to focus their
attention more on alternative
approaches to their risk management.
Along With government and other
community partners, they will have to
develop cost-effective mechanisms to
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the Grand Bahama International
Airport during the passing of the
eye of Hurricane Frances through
Freeport, Bahamas, Saturday, on
September 4, 2004. Frances'
strong winds snapped trees, tore
up roofs and flooded parts of
Grand Bahama island.

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hurricane Frances through Freeport, Bahamas, on Saturday, September 4, 2004.

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Bahamas, on Saturday, September 4, 2004. Frances' strong winds snapped trees, tore
up roofs and flooded parts of Grand Bahama island.


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formed at sea and consist of strong wind
and rain. Because modern technology
allows us to track a hurricane's progress,
communities in the hurricane's path will
usually bhe warned of the storm's strength.
Evacuating the area may be necessary
because of the strength of a particular
storm. By taking some basic precautions,
you will be prepared and able to help
prevent many injuries, as well as the pos-
sibility of some diseases. This article
addresses structural safety concerns that
can adversely affect individual, family
and population health. The tips included
can help to minimise injuries associated
with post hurricane conditions.
When weather conditions improve the
local authority (Emergency Management
Team) will inform you of when it is safe
to travel outside your home. If you had to
evacuate your home -and must travel
from a shelter back to your home, be
sure that the relevant authority has given
clearance for you to do so. Allow suffi-
cient time for you to travel to and from
your home, especially if the electrical
.power is still down. This will enhance
your safety.
Although unusual following a hurri-
cane, crime can also increase. Obey all
orders by the authorities, as this will
enhance your safety.
During a hurricane and in the cleanup,
injuries occur.
TO AVOID INJURY, use common
sense and wear proper clothing, including
clothes with long sleeves and long pants,
and safety shoes or boots.
When returning to your home after a
Find out if the authorities have
declared the area safe;
Watch for debris on the road while
Make sure all family members have
been accounted for and let others know
of your status;
Make sure the main electrical switch
to your home is off before entering the
Be careful when entering a structure
that has been damaged;
If you suspect a gas leak, leave imme-
diately and notify the gas company;
If possible, listen to the radio or con-
tact authorities to find out if sewage lines
are intact before turning on the water or
using the toilet;
Report utility damage to the proper

authorities; DO NOT RETURN TO THE
Continue to monitor your radio or HOUSE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD IT
television for up-to-date emergency infor- IS SAFE TO DO SO.

Upon returning to dwellings evacuated
before the hurricane's arrival, be aware of
possible structural, electrical, or gas-leak
hazards. Electrical power and natural gas
or propane tanks should be shut off to
avoid fire, electrocution, 'or explosions.
Try to return to your home during the
daytime so that you do not have to use
any lights. Use battery-powered flash-
lights and lanterns, rather than candles,
gas lanterns, or torches.

If you smell gas or suspect a leak, turn
off the main gas valve, open all windows,
and leave the house immediately. Notify
the gas company, the police, or fire
departments, and do not turn on the
lightsl4ight matches, smoke, or do. any-
thing that could cause a spark.

Your electrical system may have been
damaged. If you see frayed wiring or
sparks when you restore power, or if
there is an odour of something burning
but no visible fire, you should immedi-
ately shut off the electrical system at the
main circuit breaker.
You should consult Bahamas Elec-
tricity Company (BEC) about using elec-
trical equipment, including power gen-
erators. Be aware that it is against the
law and a violation of electrical codes to
connect generators to your home's elec-
trical circuits without the approved, auto-
matic-interrupt devices. If a generator is
on line when electrical service is restored,
it can become a major fire hazard. In
addition, the improper connection of a
generator to your home's electrical cir-
cuits may endanger line workers help-
ing to restore power in your area.

All electrical equipment and appli-
ances must be completely dry before
returning them to service. It is advisable
to have a certified electrician check these
items if there is any question.

PLEASE NOTE: Several deaths fol-
lowing past hurricanes have occurred
due to fires. In many cases, fires were
caused by the careless use of candles to
light homes without electrical power. Use
battery-powered lanterns, if possible,
rather than candles. If you use candles,
make sure they are in safe holders away
from curtains, paper, wood, or other
flammable items. Never leave a candle
burning when you are out of the room.

To avoid other hurricane-related
injuries, you should:
Learn proper safety procedures and
operating instructions before operating
any gas-powered or electric chain saw;
With an electric chain saw, use

extreme caution to avoid electrical shock:
When using any power equipment,
always wear a safety face shield or eye-
glasses, and gloves;
ticularly those in water;
Broken glass, metal fragments, and oth-
er debris may be present in the water;
Be careful of nails and broken glass
when removing boards covering the win-
Once you have established that no
structural, electrical, or gas-related haz-
ards exist in your home, dry and disinfect
all materials inside the house to prevent
the growth of mould and mildew.
Walls, hard-surfaced floors, and many
other household surfaces should be
cleaned with soap and water and disin-
fected with a solution of one cup of
bleach to five gallons of water. Be par-
ticularly careful to thoroughly disinfect
surfaces that may come in contact with
food,' such as counter tops, shelves, refrig-
erators, etc. All surfaces where small chil-
dren play should.also be carefully
cleaned. Wash all linen and clothing in
* hot water, or dry-clean them. For items
that cannot be washed or dry-cleaned,
such as mattresses and upholstered fur-
niture, air dry them in the sun and then
spray, them thoroughly with a disinfec-
tant. Steam clean all carpeting. If there
has been a backflow of sewage into the
house, wear rubber boots and waterproof
gloves during cleanup. Remove and dis-
card contaminated household materials
that cannot be disinfected such as wall
coverings, cloth, rugs, and drywall.

Downed Power lines
If power lines are lying on the ground
or dangling near the ground, do not touch
the lines. Notify your local BEC office as
soon as possible that the lines have been
damaged, or that the power lines are

Do not drive through standing water if
downed power lines are in the water. If a
power line falls across your car while you
are driving, continue to drive away from
the line. If the engine stalls, do not turn
off the ignition. Stay in your car and wait
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anyone other than emergency personni to approach your vehicle.
Wild or stray domestic animals can rpse a danger during or after the
passage of a hurricane. Remember, nyst animals are disoriented and
displaced, too. Do not comer an animi, If an animal must be removed,
contact your local animal control authorities.
If any animal bites you, seek irrnediate medical attention. If a
snake bites you, first try to accuratelidentify the type of snake so that,
if poisonous, the correct anti-venoi can be administered. Do not cut
the wound or attempt to suck the enom out.
Certain animals may carry rabis. Although the virus is rare, care
should be taken to avoid contact 'ith stray animals and rodents. The
Public Health Department can prAide information on the types of ani-
mals that carry rabies in your ara.
Rats may also be a problemiuring and after a hurricane. Take
care to secure all food supplies, .d remove any animal carcasses in the
vicinity by contacting The Deprtment of Environmental Health, or
local Health Inspector.
Although hurricane winds an cause an enormous amount of dam-
age, wind is not the biggest kijr in such a storm. Nine of every ten hur-
ricane fatalities are drowning associated with swiftly moving waters.
People who enter moving wier with their cars, or who get on boats on
lakes or bays when a hurriane strikes the area are at grave risk of
drowning, regardless of thcr ability to swim. Even very shallow water
that is moving swiftly can l] deadly. Cars or other vehicles do nbt pro-
vide adequate protection.Cars can be swept away or may break down
in moving water. Be alerand follow hazard Warnings on roadways or
those broadcast by the oedia. Police and public works departments
should be contacted fojup-to-date information regarding safe road-
Be aware of pitentAl chemical hazards you may encounter when
returning to you, hone, especially if the hurricane is accompanied by
flooding. Floodvater and high winds may have moved or buried haz-
ardous chemical conainers of solvents or other industrial chemicals.
Contact your 1,cal ire department about inspecting and removing
'hazardous cheiicalcontainers. Avoid inhaling chemical fumes.
If any propae taiks (whether 20-lb. tanks from a gas grill or house-
hold propane tnks' are discovered, do not attempt to move them your-
self. These refesent a very real danger of fire or explosion, and if any
are found, tb fire department, or police, should be contacted imme-
Car batters, while flooded, may still contain an electrical charge and
should be moved with extreme caution by using insulated gloves.
Avoid cormig in contact with any acid that may have spilled from a
damaged cr battery.
Before fe hurricane, learn about the emergency procedures estab-
lished by ,ur community, and prepare a personal family action plan.
Keep emigency supplies on hand such as extra food, water, and bat-
tery-opeited radios and flashlights. If authorities issue an evacuation
order, foow the route they suggest.
Aftethe storm, listen for public announcements regarding the
safety your neighbourhood and return only when the area is con-
sideredafe. Avoid downed power lines and report any problems
with yor utilities to the appropriate companies. Be aware of possible
structuil, electrical, or gas-leak hazards.
If.dnking water has been contaminated, treat the water before
use. Dcard any food that has come into contact with contaminated
water memberr the rule of thumb for food "when in doubt, throw it
Rermber, the weeks after a hurricane will be physically and emo-
tional draining. To help manage stress, take frequent breaks during
the claiup, and get as much rest as possible. While some sleeplessness,
anxiety anger, hyperactivity, mild depression, or lethargy are nor-
mal, ereme or prolonged symptoms should be evaluated by a men-
tal heth professional .


Pictured above and to the left
is a view of West Bay Street
after the 1929 hurricane dev-
astated New Providence for
three days and three nighs.
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Hurricane Charley was the third named storm, the second
hurricane, and the second major hurricane of the 2004 Atlantic
hurricane season. Charley lasted from August 9 to August 15, and
at its peak intensity it attained 150 mph (240 km/h) winds, mak-
ing it a strong Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hur-
ricane Scale. The storm made landfall in southwestern Florida at
maximum strength, thus making it the strongest hurricane to hit
the United States since Hurricane Andrew struck Florida twelve
years before, in 1992.

Cox News Service

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of St.
Charles Catholic Church, first
saw the phenomenon several
weeks after Hurricane Charley
churned through this city in
"I go up to people after Mass
and ask how they are," says
Ludden, whose rectory sits
directly across the street from a
devastated trailer park. "They
smile and say they are fine -
then, suddenly, they break out
About 150 miles away, at the
FEMA disaster relief center in
Jupiter, crisis counselor Judi
Stifel listens to residents who
continue to wander in months
after the storms.
"We get people who have
never had to ask for help
before," she says. "Some are
elderly, World War II veterans
included, and some are upper
middle class people. There is a
pride issue, a failure issue. They
want you to know they aren't
weak, but when they start to
talk, some of them just break
Or as Pastor John Glenn of
Alpha Ministries in Okee-
chobee puts it: "There is a
storm after the storm."
Among those weathering the
lingering fears and frustrations
are retired postal worker Carl
Fryklind, 76, and his wife Johan-
na, 74 of Arcadia, who are
receiving church-sponsored
) counseling.
Their property was ransacked
by Charley, their 1,100-square-
;f66t panded mobile hdTiTb
'was destroyed and they have
lived the past three months in a
travel trailer less than 200 feet
square. They have gradually
cleared the surrounding rubble,
although they repeatedly had
to flee the subsequent storms.
"We had to evacuate for
Jeanne, and I thought Ivan was
gonna catch up with us when
we were driving to the Caroli-
nas to stay with family," says
Carl. "We're still dealing with
the mess here. It seems like it
doesn't end.".
The rains and winds of the
four hurricanes that struck

Florida this year have subsided.
But in some cases, particularly
among the elderly and the
infirm, personal storms are still
The emotions have evolved
out of the frightful impact of
the hurricanes themselves,
which pulverized homes and
businesses. But they are also
the product of the often slow,
frustrating process of recovery.
Residents express thanks for
the help they have received
from FEMA and other organi-
, zations, but for many, life is still
Some live in damaged, mold-
ridden homes waiting for insur-
ance payments or for adjusters
who have never arrived.
Others are squeezed into tiny
FEMA trailers or into the over-
crowded houses of relatives or
friends, circumstances teeming
And there are still people liv-
ing in their cars, who suffered
from the August heat and now
need to wrap themselves in
blankets as the nights turn cool.
Those lucky enough to be in
their homes sometimes strug-
gle to pay the rent because they
are unemployed. Many receive
enormous utility bills because
they have leaks in pipes, which
landlords are slow to fix.
Especially in Southwest Flori-
da, rubble remains everywhere,
gardens are gone and the gov-
ernment is cutting down seem-
ingly healthy trees due to
canker spread by hurricane
winds, adding to the blight.
Not only are religious lead-
ers and mental health profes-
sionals seeing a rise in consul-
tations connected to the hurri-
canes depression, marital
tensions, substance abuse but
some legal authorities report a
rise in other worrisome indexes
"that mray be 'related-to the
The Palm Beach County
Medical Examiner's Office said
suicides in the county totaled
eight in September and Octo-
ber 2003 but rose to 25 this year.
The Martin County Sheriff's
Office reported a rise in suicides
and suspected suicide attempts
from 24 in September 2003 to
36 in September this year; 23 in
October 2003 to 31 in October
this year.
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domestic abuse complaints in
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and sexual malfunctions. People are experi-
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they hear the wind coming. Some "of these folks
really went through frightening experiences.

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Palm Beach County authori- PTSD.
ties have compiled no statistics, "We're seeing sleeping and
but State's Attorney Barry eating disorders and sexual mal-
Krischer said he has observed a functions," he continues. "Peo-
marked increase in domestic ple are experiencing flashbacks
strife. Father Luis Pacheco of in the middle of the night if they
St. Paul's Catholic Church in hear the wind coming. Some of
Arcadia said the procession of these folks really went through
distraught and troubled indi- frightening experiences."
viduals who spoke to him across Two people who sought San-
his desk finally led him to a tiago's help at the church are
decision, the Fryklinds, who had the roof
"I went out and hired a psy- of their mobile home partly
chologist and began weekly pried off by Charley, like a can
counseling'sessions in the of tuna fish being opened.
church," he says. 4 "After the storm passed, it
The person he hired was rained every afternoon, water
Hugo Santiago, a licensed men- came in, we had mold growing
tal health counselor, who also three and four feet down the
works for DeSoto County pris- wall and couldn't stop it," says
onis. Johanna Fryklind,, who is dis-
"There is still a lot of anxi- abled and walks with' a cane.
ety, depression, but also frus- They then moved into the
tration, anger and rage among, cramped travel trailer.
people who got caught in these "We're living on top of each
storms," Santiago says. "These other, and we've also had to
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Carl. "We had to deal with the
insurance and buy a new home.
It's been one thing after anoth-
Fryklind says the group coun-
seling at the church has helped.
"It teaches you that you aren't
the only fish in the sea. Lots of
other people are as bad off as
you are, and some are even
He mentions a group mem-
ber, an elderly man who could-
n't sleep and was losing weight
every week.
"Then he just stopped com-
ing, and we aren't sure what
-happened to him," Fryklind
Another group Santiago runs
at the church is for children,
who have encountered their
own challenges.
"What do you say to a little
boy who lost both his dogs in
the hurricane, and 10 weeks lat-
er, his cat dies," says Cindi
Smith, 47, of Project Hope, a
group of crisis counselors who
work with FEMA in more than,
40 relief centers around the
Some families have been left
homeless and are now separat-
ed due to the housing crunch.
"We have some families with
parents in one county and chil-
dren in another," 'says Donna
James, a Project Hope coun-
selor in Port St. Lucie. "That
can cause anxiety in those chil-
Public schools in Charlotte
County have reported that 1,100
of the 18,600 students expect-
ed to attend this fall have not
shown up, and presumably their
families have been displaced
from the county.
In DeSoto County, which is
much smaller, some 400 stu-
dents didn't register as expect-
ed. Both churches and schools
say families have abandoned
their towns without notifying
those institutions.
"People come looking for
their friends and we tell them
we don't know where they are,"
says Father Ludden of St.
Charles, whose church hasn't
heard from 400 of its 1,966
households since Charley
struck. Among the groups hard-
est hit have been migrant farm
workers, which is why Father
Pacheco's church offers crisis
sessions in Spanish.
Crops were destroyed, leav-
ing many without work. Some
have caught on with roofing and
construction companies, but
counselors all over South Flori-
da say migrants in particular are
being exploited by landlords,
who have either raised rents or
refused to repair badly dam-
aged, mold infested housing,
which causes respiratory infec-
tions and other ailments.
Since many migrants are in
i the country illegally, they feel
they cannot complain to the
authorities because they will be
Among those affected were
Antero Montes, 30, and his wife
Maria Vara, 29, who say they
were cheated by an Arcadia
landlord out of $1,165. Montes
said they paid rent for a house,
but instead were given a leaky,
storm-damaged trailer. They
ended up sleeping on the floor
of a damaged overcrowded two-
bedroom house already occu-
pied by eight other people.
Asked if he had reported the
fraud to police, Montes shook
his head.
"We can't do that," he said.
Many migrants normally send
money home to their needy
families in Mexico or
Guatemala, but cannot afford

to do thit nov because they are
unemployed,vhich causes them
extra anguish
The Haitia community of
Fort Pierce is icing similar pain
and frustration Parts of Haiti
were devastated by Hurricane
Jeanne, some 2.00 people were
killed, and the eeds there are
even greater.
"The peoplein Haiti are
expecting help, bt people here
can't send mone because they a
don't have jobs, says Father
Ducasse Franc(s of Notre
Dame Church. 'rhe people
here are not only virried about
themselves but theworry very
..much about their families there.
It makes things eve harder."
Counselors also count sto-
ries of individuals, eiecially the
infirm, who are goig through
particularly gruelig experi-
Judi Stifel, of Priect Hope
in Jupiter, remember a man in
the late stages of JDS who
was left homeless 1' Frances
and Jeanne and hiunusual
trouble finding sonone who
would take him in di to his ill-
"He had nO hom and had
lost his dignity," she ralls. "He
needed someone tdisten to
him and give him bat some of
that dignity." A neighbor final-
ly took him in.
A couple in their le 50s had
been evicted by theilandlord
soon after Hurricar Jeanne
and were forced toive in a
truck belonging to te man's
"The man took off ork one
day to fight the evictic, and he
lost his job and the truth Stifel
recalls. "How cruel isMiat?"
Pastor Daniel Schibauer of
the Fort Pierce Seveth Day
Adventist Church speks of an
elderly couple between homes
who had all their belogings in
"The storage facilt) was
destroyed, and they bs just
about everything," say, Shiff-
bauer. "Photos of their cailren,
keepsakes, everything. Betuse
they were between houses,hey
had no insurance. That is'ery
The counselors and pa:ors
say some victims have not ome
forward, but they are slowly
reaching those who most red
their help, often with doo-to-
door campaigns.
But they also worry iat
storm-wracked propertiesivill
be redeveloped in a way hat
will be too expensive foithe
poor to rent and that urm-
ployment will stay high asisi- v
tors avoid Florida. It is not lear
where many of this state's por-
er residents will end up,and
uncertainty is everywhere.
"The storms will have lot
of long-range, far-reaching on-
sequences that people don't
realize yet," Schiffbauer sws.
After months of listening to
tales of loss and confusion,as-
tors and counselors say the: are
starting to hear a differentand
troubling tone in some hirri-
cane victims.
"We're seeing a shift in mno-
tions people are going rom
shock to anger because hey
can't get back to normal,"says
Pastor Glenn of Okeechdcbee.
He and other counselors vorry
about the effects of that growing
frustration and anger.
They are trying to conmnce
storm victims not to lose hooe.
Or as a sign outside the
White City United Methodst
Church in Fort Pierce says, tiy-
ing to reassure its many belea-
guered local residents:
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2 96-110 43-49 83-95 979-965 6-8 1.8-2.6
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1 MINIMAL Damage primarily to shrubbery, trees, foliage, and unanchored homes. No real
damage to other structures. Some damage to poorly constructed signs. Low-lying coastal roads
inundated, minor pier damage, some small craft in exposed anchorage torn from moorings.
Hurricane Earl .(1998)
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Major damage to exposed mobile homes. Extensive damage to poorly constructed signs. Some
damage to roofing materials of buildings; some window and door daniage. No major damage to
buildings. Coast roads and low-lying escape routes inland cut by rising water two to four hours
before arrival of hurricane centre. Considerable damage to piers. Marinas flooded. Small craft in
unprotected anchorages torn from moorings. Evacuation of some shoreline residences and low-
lying areas required. Hurricane Georges (1998)
3 EXTENSIVE Foliage torn from trees; large trees blown down. Practically all poorly con-
structed signs blown down. Some damage to roofing materials of buildings; some wind and
door damage. Some structural damage to small buildings. Mobile homes destroyed. Serious
flooding at coast'and many smaller structures near coast destroyed; larger structures near coast
damaged by battering waves and floating debris. Low-lying escape routes inland cut by rising water
three to five hours before hurricane centre arrives. Flat terrain five feet or less above sea level
flooded inland eight miles or more. Evacuation of low-lying residences within several blocks of
shoreline possibly required. Hurricane Fran (1996)
4 EXTREME Shrubs and trees blown down; all signs down. Extensive damage to roofing mate-
rials, windows and doors. Complete failures of roofs on many small residences. Complete
destruction of mobile homes. Flat terrain 10 feet or less above sea level flooded inland as far as
six miles. Major damage to lower floors of structures near shore due to flooding and battering by
waves and floating debris. Low-lying escape routes inland cut by rising water three to five hours
before hurricane centre arrives. Major erosion of beaches. Massive evacuation of all residences
within 500 yards of shore possibly required, and of single-story residences within two miles of shore.
Hurricane Andrew (1992)
5 CATASTROPHIC Shrubs and trees blown down; considerable damage to roofs of buildings;
all signs down. Very severe and extensive damage to windows and doors. Complete failure of roofs
on many residences and industrial buildings. Extensive shattering of glass in windows and doors.
Some complete building failures. Small buildings overturned or blown away. Complete desiruc-
tion of mobile homes. Major damage to lower floors of all structures less than 15 feet above sea
level within 500 yards of shore. Low-lying escape routes inland cut by rising water three to five
hours before hurricane centre arrives. Massive evacuation of residential areas on low ground with-
in five to 10 miles of shore possibly required. Hurricane Camille (1969)


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