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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: September 4, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Northeast

Bahamas

braced

for Hanna
SBy TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
THE NORTHEAST
Bahamas is bracing for the
onslaught of tropical storm
Hanna which was re-strength-
ening into a hurricane last night
moving towards the north at 12
miles per hour with maximum
sustained winds of 60 miles per
hour and higher gusts prompt-
ing concerns of severe heavy
flooding in low lying areas.
Bahamians should expect
some flooding with 'the three to


four inches'Of rain expected to
fall today.
Forecasters are also monitor-
ing the path* of Hurricane Ike
which became the fifth hurri-
cane of the 2008 Atlantic season
SEE page 12


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Public schools closed

until further notice


* By LLOYD ALLEN
ALL public schools will
be closed today until fur-
ther notice, Education Min-
ister Carl Bethel said yes-
terday.
For private schools, the
Catholic School board has


closed all 13 schools under
its organisation until fur-
ther notice, and Anglican
schools St Andrew's and
St John are also closed
today. Queens College is
also among private schools
SEE page 13


Long-term power outages
'not expected' in storm
LONG-term power outages are not expected when Hurricane
Hanna rips through the northeastern Bahamas today, however,
BEC officials say "controlled shut downs" are likely. .
"From our perspective we are fully prepared for all islands and
we will monitor, the impact of the storm. On some of the small-
er islands, should the winds be very high, and there's very bad
weather then what we will probably ,do is a controlled shut
down where we shut down small power stations for the safe-
ty of our employees as well as the safety of equipment," BEC
General Manager Kevin Basden told The Tribune after a
NEMA press conference yesterday.
. "As soon as the storm would have passed and we have the all
clear to.put back in service. Right now we are just working
close with NEMA and the Met Office to monitor the storm and
we will make those decisions based on the existing circum-
stances."
"We do not anticipate any widespread outages, however we
do prepare for the worst."
, Mayaguana was the only island whose power supply was
affected by Hanna's high winds. Power was restored to the
island at noon yesterday, Mr Basden said.


* By PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@
tribunemedia.net
IN'TELLIGENCE-led
policing has resulted in the
foiling of bank robberies,
assassination attempts on
magistrates, prosecutors, and
witnesses, as well as the inter-
diction of major drug ship-
merits, Commissioner of
Police Reginald Ferguson said
yesterday.
Addressing the Parliamen-
tary Select Committee on
Crime, Commissioner Fergu-


son said that intelligence-led
policing will continue to be a
"focal point" of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force's strat-
egy to "prevent and detect
crimes that may otherwise go
undetected."
Through this initiative, .the
police have also intercepted
shipments of high powered
rifles and grenades, confiscat-
ed millions of dollars,. and
assisted in the tracking and
resulting arrest of suspects for
various crimes,'
"We will continue to sharp-
en our intelligence gathering
SEE page 13

Minister of State
discharged from
hospital after
stomach problems
N By LLOYD ALLEN
STATE Minister for Finance
Zhivargo Laing was admitted to
hospital after experiencing stom-
ach problems.
On Tuesday afternoon, shortly
after the end of a Cabinet meeting,
Minister Laing was checked into
Doctors Hospital where he com-
plained of discomfort in his stom-
SEE page 13


Hurricane shelters to
open on Grand Bahama
* By DENISE MAYCOCK Freeport will serve as the
Tribune Freeport designated shelter for resi
Reporter dents of East End.
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FREEPORT Hurricane
shelters on Grand Bahama
will open on Thursday for
residents wishing to evacu-
ate from low-lying areas to
safer ground.
A total of 12 shelters have
been designated throughout
the island, however none
has been appointed in East
Grand Bahama.
Grand Bahama Disaster
Consultative Committee
officials said the Maurice
Moore Primary School in


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h


Russeull said government is
satisfied with hurricane pre-
SEE page 13
PLEASE note that
publication of tomor-
row's Tribune is pending
the arrival of Tropical
Storm Hanna. If the
storm does affect Fri-
day's edition, The Tri-
bune will appear on Sat-
urday instead.


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* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
RESIDENTS of the north-
eastern Bahamas were stock-
ing up on last minute storm
supplies yesterday, as they
braced for the double
onslaught of Tropical Storm
Hanna and Hurricane Ike.
Hanna was expected to
strengthen into a category one
hurricane by late today or
tomorrow and make land fall
on the north-western islands
of the Bahamas by tonight.
Hurricane Ike is expected to
follow on Hanna's heels as
early as Monday.
Residents of Ne%% Provi-
dence who spoke to The Tri-
bune yesterday seemed to
have a relaxed approach to
their storm preparations, while
people in the Family Islands
were said to be "in high gear".
When The Tribune visited
Kelly's Home Centre yester-
day afternoon, Ereanor But-
ler, of Stapledon Gardens. was
purchasing batteries and
lanterns to
add to her-
hurricane
essentials.
W e
looked at
what we
areaa dy
had) and
decided we
had to get
more things
like lanterns
today. We've
already.done the most of our
hurricane shopping. I'm just
here to get the extra things
.that I need," she said.
Ms Butler said that she was
not too worried about the
damage Hanna may cause, as
she planned to install her
storm shutters by this after-
noon..
Eastern Road resident Ayc-
er Ginter said even though she
'feels that her home is secure,
her family may evacuate from
the water front when the storm
hits today. She said that she
did not expect the slow-mov-
ing Hanna to cause a lot of
damage, but said she is wor-
ried about the other storm sys-
tems following close behind.
Grove resident Ivan Major
said he plans to seek refuge
with his family if heavy flood-
ing occurs.
. "As soon as I leave here I
going to get everything for my


stmsr oaes
hose put in
pla4e. I have all
I n qed, I might
ha e to pick up
han! extra
(flah)light. But
definitely if the
storm comes
and it's plenty raiA i'ni moving
to my auntie's," le said
Administrator of Cooper's
Town, Abaco, Theophilus
Cox, said residents of the set-,
tlement began their storm.
preparations days ago and will
remain prepared Well into next
week as they wait for the
"double whammy" of Hanna
and Ike.
"We have always been alert
to storms of anyl kind, espe-
cially here in the north because
(we) suffered devastation dur-
ing (Hurricane) Floyd. So
whenever there iT a threat of
storm the residents get pre-
pared. They've battened up
already.
"For us here ifA Abaco we
know what they (storms) can
do so we don't ttake chances.
What we're doing 'now, we
would allow those prepara-
tions to stay in pace because,
apparently Ike is not that far


away," he said. Yesterday,
schools and businesses were
up and running as normal,
Administrator Cox said, but
he was unsure if they will open
today. The settlement of 600
was in a "wait and see mode"
and will activate storm shel-
ters today if deemed neces-
sary, said Mr Cox.
Other parts of the Northern
Bahamas were gearing up for
the storm as well.
Chief Councilor Lloyd
Edgecombe said that in Alice
Town, Bimini, everything was
business as usual as the island
was not yet experiencing any
inclement weather.
In tht Berry Islands, Deputy
Chief Councilor Kevin Wal-
lace said that in Bullock's Har-
bor in particular, people have
moved their preparations into
"high gear", trying to make
sure their properties are
secure.
"There are two areas in Bul-
locks Harbour those persons
who are in low-lying areas, we
are trying to get them to use
the shelter or go to family.
Hopefully the initial prepara-
tions will be able to sustain uis
(during) both storms," he said.


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o In brief

Closure pf US

pre-clearance

facilities at Lynden

Pindling and Grand

Bahama Airports
DUE to 'the possibility of
adverse weather conditions
as a result of Tropical Storms
Hanna, Ike, and Josephine,
the United States Embassy
advised that pre-clearance
facilities at both Lynden Pin-
dling.International Airport in
.Nassau and Grand Bahama
International Airport in
Freeport closed at 1pm yes-
terday.
These facilities may possi-
bly remain closed until con-
ditions allow them to be re-
opened.
"Since the pre-clearance
facilities will not be opera-
tional, Bahamian nationals
applying for entry upon
arrival into the US will be
required to have a valid
Bahamian Passport and a US
Visa.
US visa waivers may be
considered on a case by case
basis. "These individuals will
be subject to paying the visa
waiver fee of $545," the US
Embassy said yesterday in a
press statement.
All non-US passport hold-
ers wishing to depart the
Bahamas are required to have
a valid US visa and will still
be subject to inspection and
final entry approval by Cus-
toms and Border Protection
(CBP).

Acklins, Crooked

Island, Mayaguana,

Inagua, Long Island

airports closed
THE Department of Civil
Aviation and National Emer-
gency Management Agency
(NEMA) yesterday advised
that .airports in .Acklins,
Crooked Island, Mayaguana,
Inagua and Long Island will
remain closed until further
notice.
At press time last night, the
Lynden Pindling International
Airport in New Providence
remained open.
Civil Aviation and the Nas-
sau Airport Development
Company were expected to
meet last evening to assess the
situation and to make a deci-
sion as to when to close LPIA.
As Tropical Storm Hanna
moves north, the airports in the
north-eastern islands are also
expected to close.
This response to the
approach of Tropical Storm
Hanna forced flights to the
southern islands to be discon-
tinued from 3pm yesterday until
the "all clear" is given by the
relevant authorities.
Bahamasair yesterday also
ceased operations at 4pm. The
airline's fleet will remain in Fort
Myers for the duration of the
storm.
There has been no word as to
what will happen with the
approach of Tropical Storm
Ike, which is expected to pass
through the Bahamas by Mon-
day.
Bahamasair,is expected to
provide updates once the storm
has passed and the all clear is
given for the resumption of ser-
vice.
SPersons travelling can con-
tinue to call the airline's
reservations department at 377-
5505.


Storm makes 'minimal' impact




on the south-eastern Bahamas


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
ISLANDS in the south-east-
ern Bahamas were reportedly
only "minimally" impacted by
the passage of Tropical Storm
Hanna.
The Tribune yesterday con-
tacted officials in the islands of
Inagua and Mayaguana, as
well as in Crooked Island,
Long Cay and Acklins to get
an assessment of the damage
caused by the tropical storm.
According to Preston Cun-
ningham, island administrator
on Inagua, a few blown-off
roof shingles and a couple of
fallen trees were the extent of
the storm's impact on that
island.
"We weathered the storm
pretty good.,
"We were out of electricity
for a couple of days, but we
have had electricity from
Tuesday evening. Water was
off and on but that is a prob-
lem we have always had here
in Inagua.
"We lost some shingles
from a couple of roofs here in
Inagua. We lost quite a few
from the administrator's com-
plex roof, a couple of trees
fell, but that was basically it
for the most part," Mr Cun-
ningham said.
"We had some rain initially,
but for the last day and a half
we haven't had much rain."
Francita Neely, adminis-
trator for Crooked Island and
Long Cay, told The Tribune
that her district, experienced
strong winds and intermittent
rain, but no down pour.
"We haven't had any dam-
age, just a lot of little tress and


"We weathered
the storm pretty
good. We were
out of electricity
for a couple
of days, but
we have had
electricity from
Tuesday
evening. Water
was off and on
but that is a
problem we
have always had
here in Inagua."

Preston Cunningham,
island administrator
on Inagua

shrubs were blown down," she
said.
Mrs Neely added that all the
residents of Crooked Island
and Long Cay had taken the
necessary precautions for the
storm.
The Tribune was unable to
reach the island administrator
4for Inagua, however, Inspector
V Rahming, officer in-charge
of the Abraham's Bay police
station, reported that that
island had also only sustained
minimal damage, such as the
loss of a few shingles and


some small tress.
According to Inspector*
Rahming, the island experi-
enced a "light rain and fluc-
tuating wind gusts."
"There wasn't any flooding
or anything like that because
we really haven't had much
rain. The only damages are
minimal, just some lines were
down earlier," Inspector Rah-
ming said. Power has since
been restored to Inagua.
The island of Acklins fared
similarly, 'according to Con-
stable 3006 Emmanuel of the
Salina Point police station.
Mr Emmanuel said yester-
day that Acklins was experi-
encing partly cloudy condi-
tions, but that there had been
no flooding and only minimal
damage.
Trevor Basden, senior
deputy director in the Depart-
ment of Meteorology attached
to NEMA, said that the
islands in the south-eastern
Bahamas were very fortunate,
as the nearby Turks and
Caicos Islands bad been
severely impacted by Tropi-
cal Storm Hanna.
"When Hanna moved
across the eastern tip of
Mayaguana it would appear
that the eve went over Provi-
denciales and then the centre
was directly over Inagua.
"During that time, most of
the activity and rainfall was to
the east and the south of the
centre, and therefore
Mayaguana and Inagua were
on the western side and so
they did not receive as much
of the continuous rainfall," Mr
Basden said.
. "The dynamics of the sys-


tem with all of the highs and
lows and the steering patterns
have now pushed the convec-
tion to the north and north-
east of the centre, so again
Inagua will be to the west
along with Mayaguana and
most of the other islands."
Mr Basden said he expected


the centre of the storm to pass
over the eastern tip of
Mayaguana at lam this mdrn-
ing and near San Salvador this
afternoon.
Up to press time yesterday,
Hanna was still a tropical
storm with maximum sus-
tained winds of 60mph.


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The Tribune Limited
NULLIUS ADDICTS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., KM., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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McCain's running-mate pick poor reflection


REPUBLICAN presidential nominee John
McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his run-
ning mate has put in question his judgment
and understanding of the importance of
national leadership.
McCain's cynical ploy seems to have been
an effort to win over disenchanted feminists
who had supported Hillary Clinton's strong
campaign for the Democratic presidential
nomination but who have failed to embrace
the nomination of Barack Obama to top the
.ticket.
Equally notable was McCain's desire to
win over members of the evangelical right
- so influential in the Republican. Party -
who have been unhappy with the choice of
McCain as their standard bearer in the first
place.
In addition to her lack of experience, Palin
- governor of Alaska for two years carries
a lot of unexpected baggage: Bristol, her 17-
year-old unmarried pregnant daughter, plus
a gubernatorial ethics problem for ordering a
public safety commissioner to sack her ex-
brother-in-law who had been involved in a
divorce battle with her sister.
, Palin also has some explaining to do about
her good-government image because she has
simultaneously deplored special interest con-
gressional funding called "earmarks" while
hiring lobbyists to seek millions in federal
funds for her town in Alaska. -
Aides to McCain insist that- he knew of
Palin's problems before selecting her to be his
running mate. But the facts give rise to the
conclusion that he gave very little thought
to the issue before precipitously offering her
a place on the ticket.
His amazing choice of "Governor who?"
has yet to be explained unless he thinks expe-
rience and an in-depth understanding of the
nation's pressing foreign policy issues are
irrelevant. In view of McCain's taunts at Oba-
ma for his questionable ability to serve as.
commander in chief, McCain is barking up a
tree. If McCain thinks he has scored a coup in
capturing the women's vote with the choice of
Palin, I think he has displayed an incredible
naivete about the 20th century women's
movement.
Obama let the women's liberation move-
ment down when he refused to name Clinton
as his running mate. It would have taken a
bigger man to anoint a bitter rival for the
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Joseph Biden of Delaware, chairman of the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for the
number two spot on the ticket was designed
to bolster Obama's foreign policy creden-
tials.
. There is precedent for victorious nominees
reaching out to leading rivals in order to woo
dissidents into the fold. Presidential candidate
John F. Kennedy tapped Lyndon B. John-
son for the vice presidential slot in 1960.
The Texas delegation to the nominating
convention had already decided that if
Kennedy made the offer it should be reject-
ed. Kennedy summoned the powerful speak-
er of the.House of Representatives, Sam Ray-
burn, to his hotel suite and suggested that
Rayburn pressure Johnson to accept the nom-
ination.
Rayburn told Kennedy that Johnson pre-
ferred to remain in the Senate as majority.
leader. "What makes you think he will con-
tinue to be majority, leader?" Kennedy asked.
As a result, Rayburn gathered with John-
son and the Texas delegation, telling them
Johnson should accept Kennedy's .offer. "But
yesterday you said he should not take it,"
they replied.
"I'm a wiser man today," Rayburn
responded.
Lady Bird Johnson was also upset about
her husband's acceptance of the vice presi-
dential nomination after having felt snubbed
by the Kennedys. Johnson told his wife
prophetically: "Don't you know I'll be one
heart beat away from the presidency?"
President Ronald Reagan picked George
Herbert Walker Bush, a rival for the GOP
presidential nomination, to be his running
mate in 1980, although there was a lack of
love between them.
I came to Washington in 1942, and three
vice presidents have 'ascended to the high-
est office in the land since then. Harry Tru-
man succeeded Franklin D. Roosevelt, who
died in office in 1945 during his fourth term.
Johnson succeeded Kennedy upon his
assassination in i1963, and Gerald Ford
became president in 1974 when Richard
Nixon resigned from office because of the
Watergate scandal. I say all this to explain
why I think vice presidents are hugely impor-
tant in this uncertain world, a point that
appears to have eluded McCain.
(This article was written by Helen Thomas
- C.2008 Hearst Newspapers).


A message to PM:



give us a realistic



cost of living


EDITOR, The Tribune.
I see much of the Bahamian
people have finally awakened.
After numerous complaints and
letters to your newspaper
regarding the corruption in our
government run utility compa-
nies, I see now they have gone
as far in nearly shutting down
businesses and putting the aver-
age man into bankruptcy with
nearly zero response from gov-
ernment. I see in this morning's
paper a fruitless response from
Minister Neymour explaining
the high costs and that it will
come down soon. He further
explains that it cannot come
down until the present inven-
tories are used up as the cost of
these inventories has been paid
for at the higher price.
Just one question Minister:
Why is it that the surcharge
increased immediately when
world oil prices increased?
Surely BEC hasn't bought that
fuel and has it delivered here
the following morning? So
while BEC increased the fuel
surcharge immediately, they
chose to wait several months to
lower the surcharge and milk
the Bahamian public eventually
sending us back to the stone
age. The Minister also suggests
that someone has to pay, which
obviously will be us, the
Bahamian public. Once again, if
BEC can't make a profit or
break even with these ridicu-
lous rates (second highest in the
world!) along with an unprece-
dented. monopoly, then there
can only be three reasons to
explain this situation;
1) Someone possibly "tiefin",
2) Certain people in there
must have the IQ of a puck and"
are just plain stupid or


3) (which is the most likely)
A combination of both. The
numerous BEC and BTC
employees I speak to are only
making a few hundred dollars
per week so certainly they
aren't receiving the funds.
Apparently government isn't
interested in providing, nor can
it afford any relief. Well they
ran on a platform and created a
mirage budget of lower taxes
and at the end of the day taxes
on businesses and the cost of
goods went up a minimum of
35+ per cent in this recessed
economy. It is one of the most
deceiving budgets in recent his-
tory from any administration.
Like a pack of lionesses sur-
rounding its prey we are alive
but realise the end is so very
near. Many of us always
thought private enterprise'and
capitalism is the enemy, but in
the end it is our own govern-
ment and their utility cash cows
that will bury us all.
And while we are on the sub-
ject of "milking" the Bahami-
an people, I did finally hear
back from BEC regarding my
claim. Ironically it came a few
days after my last correspon-
dence to The Editor of The Tri-
burie just over two weeks ago. I
assume many of you know their
response... that's right, they are
not honouring the claim. Fur-
thermore a neighbour of mine
has informed me that they
showed up to my residence to
yet again change my meter. I
am assuming the increase will
be. yet another 35+ per cent, at
which a gentle humming sound


Why are the public being h


EDITOR, The Tribune.
I HAVE read several letters
of complaint in recent editions
of The Tribune concerning the
closure of some services at the
General Post Office because of
the malfunctioning of the air
conditioning system. I assumed
that the areas affected were
basically Bahamas Customs, the
package delivery area and the
BEC and National Insurance
desks. Furthermore it was my
understanding that closure is at
2.30pm. That was until today.
I happened to go to the base-
ment area of .the General Post
Office at about 2pm and found
that the whole operation'in that
area was closed from 1pm with
the exception of BEC and
National Insurance which close
at 2.30pm. Has it occurred to
anyone that the persons who
work in this area are public ser-


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from 9am to 5pm everyday?
These public officers have half-
day off everyday. Is the Perma-
nent Secretary of the Ministry
of Public Personnel and the Sec-
retary to the Cabinet aware of
this?
Is anyone aware of the impli-
cations of closing this area of
the post office at 1pm every-
day? All incoming mail is
received in the basement and
all outgoing mail leaves from
this area. Mail is sorted in this
area not only for New Provi-
dence but for the Family Islands
as well. Persons who have writ-
ten in before have complained
that they could not collect pack-
.ages because the package deliv-
ery counter was closed. That is
only a small part of the prob-
lem.
The post office has never
been noted for good and effi-


will be heard from my residence
in the near future regardless of
the law. Government utility
unions and.their "bigwigs" don't
follow law and order, why
should any other Bahamian cit-
izen? Attached is my response
to the Deputy General Manag-
er for your perusal. I find it
incredible that the government
is allowed to get away with this
and perhaps "Insight" should
take the "bull by the horns" and
expose this as it did exposing
our profound legal profession.
' As for recent comments by
union and certain political lead-
ers regarding the (what should
be) illegal strikes) over the past
few weeks. I suggest the gov-
ernment take the leaders by
their word. I believe one said
he would go to jail for his union
members, well then send him
off to Fox Hill. I am quite cer-
tain as the cuffs are wrapped
around his wrist, quite differ-
ent demeanour will come over
him. If the government does not
act and act forcefully now we
will be forever held hostage and
this country will then be, at the
point of no return (at least in
my lifetime). Quite frankly if
there is a strike, I suggest all
consumers of these monopolies
cease and desist from any form
of payment for a few months.
Oh they will cut the entire
island off, you say!... What is
the difference, we are off most
of the time now.
In the name of God and our
Bahamaland will the PM and
his cabinet provide us with a
realistic cost of living.
CHRISTOPHER
ARMALY
Nassau,
September, 2008.

eld hostage?

cient service. Can the whole
country be held hostage
because a few persons cannot
work in hot conditions? I am
fully aware that public servants
are often expected to work
under appalling conditions, a
circumstance that must be
changed. Can public servants
just walk off the job because it is
too hot?
After all these weeks why has
the air conditioning system not
been fixed?
I find this to be astounding.
Another astounding fact is that
mail originating or coming
through the United States to
the Bahamas is routed through
Jamaica. Is there any wonder
that the mail service in the
Bahamas is so slow?
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P M H 's ..............................


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offline for

the weekend
THE Princess Margaret
Hospital's electronic regis-
tration database will be off-
line this weekend.
However, patient regis-
tration at Princess Mar-
garet Hospital will operate
normally for the foresee-'
able future, the Public Hos-
pitals Authority (PHA)
said yesterday in a press
statement.
The scheduled registra-
tion update process has
been postponed due to the
tropical storm systems
affecting the Bahamas.
The registration system
upgrade will be resched-
uled to a later date.
This exercise will require
the system to be taken off-
line for a short period of
time, which may result in
potential delays for patients
being registered at the
Accident and Emergency
department.
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public on the new date for
the system upgrade.

New Orleans.
reluctantly opens
doers after Gustav
* NEW ORLEANS
THOUSANDS of people
who fled Hurricane Gustav
forced the city to reluctantly
open its doors Wednesday,
while President Bush returned
to the site of one of the biggest
failures of his presidency to
show that the government had
turned a, corner since its bun-
gled response to Katrina,
according to the Associated
Press.
Faced with traffic backups
on paths into the city, Mayor
Ray Nagin gave up checking
ID badges and automobile
placards designed to keep res-
idents out until early Thurs-
day. Those who returned said
if the city was safe enough for
repair crews and health care
workers, it was safe enough
for them, too.
"People need to get home,
need to get their houses
straight and get back to work,"
said George Johnson, who
used back roads to sneak into
the city. "They want to keep
you out of your own property.
That's just not right."
But once back at home, tens
of thousands of people had no
power and no idea when it
might return. Across the state,
nearly 1.2 million homes and
businesses were without elec-
tricity, and officials said it
could take as long as a month
to fix all outages.
"There is no excuse for the
delay. We absolutely need to
quicken the pace at which
power is restored," Gov. Bob-
by Jindal said.
Within hours of returning
to his suburban home, Paul
Braswell was sweating over an
outdoor grill as he cooked the
chicken and deer sausage he
stored in his freezer alongside
gallon-size blocks of ice before
evacuating with his family to
Mississippi.
"We don't have any power,
and we don't know when it'll
come back on, so we're going
to eat all we can until it does,"
he said. "Tomorrow, we're
boiling shrimp my mom left
in her freezer."
Restoring power was critical
to reopening schools, busi-
nesses and neighborhoods.
Without electricity, gas' sta-
tions could not pump fuel, and
hospitals were running out of
fuel for generators.
Some places never lost pow-
er, including the Superdome,


where the Saints planned to
open their regular football sea-
son Sunday.
In Jefferson Parish, which
also reopened Wednesday,
officials reported that most
sewage-treatment stations
were out of service because
there was no power. The
parish urged residents not to
flush toilets, wash clothes or
dishes, or even take showers
out of concern that the system
might backup and send
sewage flowing in home and
businesses.


RM Bailey appeals to govt



for a new gymnasium


* By LLOYD ALLEN
STAFF and students of the
R M Bailey Senior High
School are appealing to gov-
ernment to build them a new
gymnasium, as the old one was
condemned earlier this year.
Minister for Education Carl
Bethel said recently that many
of the major renovation plans
for public schools were com-
pleted prior to the: start of the
2008 school year.
However, to the staff and
students at the R M Bailey
Senior High School, this
announcement meant very lit-
tle.
The school yesterday held
its first official assembly of the
new year in the gym. The
event was described by many
as a "horrible experience."
The gym, which is located in
the centre of the school's cam-
pus, was damaged in a fire
more than five years ago.
Inside, there are clear signs
of dilapidation, including
mould, charred walls, broken


"We are
looking to see
which plans
can fit in that
area. If not,
we have to
move the gym
to another
area."

Julian Anderson
doors, and most noticeably, a
large hole in the ceiling.
The school's principal Julian
Anderson said yesterday, "We,
have been working feverishly
to try to get a new building.
We know that there were
talks, and it was said that plans
were drawn up."
"I've not seen the plans as
yet, and I was promised by


Minister for Education Carl
Bethel a number of things, but
to date the. building is still
here," he said.
Mr Anderson said that
although the building was con-
demned by Ministry of Works
officials back in July of this
year, it is still being used today.
In addition to the concerns
about the gym, the school is
also. operating without run-
ning water, and has not been
made wheelchair accessible
for the two wheelchair-botind
students currently attending
the school.
Minister Bethel told The
Tribune yesterday that gov-
ernment has set aside $1.5
million for renovations at R
M Bailey.
He added that the gym was
built over 30 years ago and is
not considered to be a mod-
ern gym.
"We are looking to see
which plans can fit in that
area. If not, we have to move
the gym to another area," he
said.


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Bahamian arpestedl in US two-day operation


A 28-YEAR-OLD Bahamian man was arrested in Florida
in a two-day operation that netted 25 criminal illegal immi-
grants and documented street gang members.
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) branch in Fort Myers worked in conjunction with the
Collier County Sheriff's Office to round-up the individuals on
August 28 and August 29 in Collier County. According to a
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement press release, at
least two of those apprehended were documented gang mem-
bers affiliated with gangs La Raza and Sur 13. One was also a
registered sex offender.
Emanuel Alce, 28, a Bahamian, was among those picked
up.
Alce was ordered to be deported by an immigration judge
in January, but somehow avoided expulsion from the country.
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Roker recently took NBC net-
work viewers on an explo-
ration of Bahamian plantation
history as he retraced his
Bahamian heritage to Exuma
as part the Today Show's
"Discover Your Roots" series.
Bahamian historians told
the famous weatherman that it
is most probable that his
ancestors adopted the name
Roker from Exuma landown-
er Thomas Roker a slave
owner for whom Roker's
Point, Exuma, is named.
Records of St Andrew's
Anglican Church in George
Town gave him specifics on
his lineage.
St Andrew's records led Mr
Roker to information about
his great-great-grandfather
Robert Roker and his great-
grandfather David Roker.
"David and Francis had


Albert Hubert, my father's
father," Mr Roker said while
looking-through official parish
records. :
"And then Remelda, that's
my grandmother. Albert and
Remelda got married and
then had my dad. It's amaz-
ing to see it here. It kind of
gives you a chill," he said.
Mr Roker spoke with many
Bahamian sources to complete
his report. .
Among others, he inter-
viewed Director of Archives
Dr Gail Saunders.and Exuma
businessman Kermit Rolle.
As part of the Today Show's
"Discover Your Roots" series,
Mr Roker also travelled to
Liverpool, United Kingdom,
to research his family history.
The Today Show segment
included significant excerpts
'of video from his 1999 trip to
Exuma for his "Travels with


Al Roker", which was origi-
nally broadcast on the Food
Network.
The television segment
aired August 29, the day of
the 45th anniversary of Martin
Luther King Jr's famous "I
Have a Dream" speech and
the day that Barack Obama
accepted a nomination that
made him the United States'
first major party African
American nominee for presi-
dent.
Mr Roker was able to use
interviews and historical doc-
uments to learn -the origin of
his name.
An estimated 5.6 million
viewers saw the segment. If
the segment, which lasted
more than 10 minutes, had
been purchased as an adver-
tising spot, it would have cost
the Bahamas $256,000, adver-
tising experts said.


TROPICAL STORM HANNA


THE United States Embassy
on yesterday officially autho-
rised all non-emergency Amer-
ican citizen personnel and all
family members to depart their
posts.
The Embassy made this deci-
sion due to the possibility of
adverse weather conditions as
a result of Tropical Depression
Gustav, and Tropical Storms
Hanna, Ike, and Josephine.
"Under authorised departure,
non-emergency personnel and
family members are permitted
to leave their post of assignment
to return temporarily to the
United States.
"The decision to depart is
their choice, they cannot be
compelled to leave," the US
Embassy said yesterday in a
statement.
The US Embassy said it took
this precautionary step in order
to protect the welfare of Amer-
ican citizens and to lessen the
potential demand placed on dis-
aster relief resources in the
Bahamas.
"All non US passport hold-
ers wishing to depart the
Bahamas are required to have a
valid US visa.
"Bahamian nationals are
allowed to travel to the US
without a visa only if prior to
or at boarding flight destined
to the US they are cleared by a
Customs Border Protection offi-
cer," the Embassy said.
"If and when CBP pre-clear-
ance operations in Nassau and
Freeport close, Bahamian
nationals applying for entry
upon arrival into the United
States will be required to have a
valid Bahamian Passport and
US Visa. US visa waivers may
be considered on a case by
basis.
"These individuals will be
subject to paying the visa waiv-
er fee of $545.
"All non-US travelers will
still be subject to inspection and
final entry approval by CBP."


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Florida settles with
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grouper probe
* TAMPA, Fla..
GROUPER lovers can rest
assured they're getting the gen-
uine article at Tampa Bay-area
Restaurants after the Florida
attorney general's office
announced a settlement
Wednesday with a national food
distributor that had been selling
substitute kinds of fish, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
Sysco Food Services-West
Coast Florida, Inc., is alleged to
have supplied less expensive fish
to restaurants who advertised it
as grouper on their menus. An
investigation into more than 20
Tampa Bay restaurants found
Sysco had supplied a substitute
fish for 14.
Under the terms of the settle-
ment, Sysco must refrain from
marketing a fish as grouper
unless it takes steps to deter-
mine it is in fact genuine.
The company must also:
donate $100,000 worth of food
items to local soup kitchens and
charities, and pay the state's
investigative fees of costs of
$200,000.
"Grouper is an important part
of Florida's market and every-
one gains from ensuring that our
restaurants are serving the real
thing," Attorney General Bill
McCollum said in. a news
release.
The attorney general office's
probe began in 2006. Investiga-
tors collected fish from more
than 20 restaurants and sent the
specimens to a St. Augustine lab
for DNA testing.
The results confirmed what
some had already suspected:
Seventeen of the restaurants
were serving other fish as
grouper, such as Emperor, Hake
and Green Weakfish.
Sandi Copes, press secretary
for the attorney general's office,
said that in signing an assurance
of voluntary compliance, a com-
pany does not admit to any
wrongdoing but agrees to modi-
fy practices.
"From what we can deter-
mine, Sysco would Lest the fish.
and if it couldn't determine the
species, it assumed it was
grouper'and sold it as such," she
wrote in an e-mail.


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* By DENISE MAYCOCK
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Reporter
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FREEPORT Queens
Cove residents fear that the
movement of Tropical
Storm Hanna to the east of
Grand Bahama could cause
severe flooding in that resi-
dential subdivision on the
island's north shore.
Queens Cove, which is
surrounded by water and
man-made canals, has
always been prone to flood-
ing during hurricanes.
Resident Clarence. Bellot
believes the area could
experience flooding if Han-
na remains east of the
island.

Path
He said the storm's fore-
casted path is very similar
to Hurricane Floyd a cate-
gory four storm which
caused flooding in Queens
Cove several years ago.
"We in Queens Cove
don't want it go east, we
hope it goes west. If i-t goes
west we should be okay;" he
said.
Mr Bellot said Queen
Cove residents have already
started preparing for the
storm's arrival.
"People here are running
around battening up (their
homes). There is a concern
for flooding whenever a hur-
ricane is travelling this way.
"Right now, the storm has


been unpredictable for the
past three days and it is
seems to be moving east
which is not good for us
because anything east of
Grand Bahama is going to
flood the north shore," he
said.
. Mr Bellot said if the storm
continues on its path east of
Grand Bahama like Floyd
did, it is going to send strong
winds from the north north-
.east which. will push the
water' level up in Hawksbill
Creek and cause flooding in
Queens Cove.

Wind
He explained that if the
tide is low when the storm
passes, flooding will be
unlikely, "but, if we get wind
and an in-coming tide at the
same time we will have a
problem."
Mr Bellot has ridden out
several storms at his home,
which was under four to five
feet of water during Hurri-
cane Frances.
He said he has cleared
away debris from his prop-
erty and has ensured that his
vehicle and boat are in good
working condition in case he
has to leave.
"Right now, it looks like I
am going to stay, but I have
created a five-point plan,
and right nowv I am at stage
two cleaning up things
from the yard and getting
things up as high as I can off
the ground,"
Mr Bellot said he is keep-
ing a close eye on the storm.


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industry received another
blow yesterday, as a popular
British tour operator discon-
tinued its service to the
Bahamas.
The popular travel site First
Choice has pulled its Bahamas
programme due to a lack of
demand.
The summer-only pro-
gramme, which used fort-
nightly flights departing from


Manchester in' the United.
Kingdom, will cease at the end
of the summer season in Octo-
ber, the British web site Trav-
el Weekly reported yesterday.
A spokesperson for First
Choice told the travel site that
"as is usual business practice
for any tour operator, First
Choice continually evaluates
the performance of its desti-
nations, ensuring that it under-
stands where it is performing
well.
."Unfortunately, a lack of
demand for Bahamas holidays


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has greatly decreased the prof-
itability of this destination."
In the past, First Choice
offered Bahamas holidays
from $1,471.
The operator offered stays
at five New Providence and
Paradise Island properties,
including the Atlantis Resort,
the Sandals Royal Bahamian
Hotel, the Paradise Island
Harbour Resort,; SuperClubs.,
Breezes and the RiuParadise .
Island.
First Choice will continue
to run programmes in seven


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other Caribbean destinations
including Jamaica, Barbados,
the Dominican Republic, Aru-
ba and Cuba.
The decision by the British
operator to discontinue its ser-
vice to the Bahamas is anoth-
er setback. for the country's
tourism industry, which hopes
to attract 'more European
travellers in future.
As the United- States econ- "
-omy continues '.6 be'sluggish
and American travellers have
less disposable income to
spend on vacations to the des-
tinations such as the Bahamas,
local tourism officials are hop-
ing to capture the strong
Canadian and European mar-
kets.
The Ministry of Tourism
has already allocated signifi-
cantly more money of its $86
million budget to promoting
the Bahamas in Canada and
Europe.


Florida man jailed
in duck stabbing
MIRAMAR, Fla.
AN 18-YEAR-OLD Mira-
mar man was jailed after
allegedly stabbing and killing a
duck in front of a busy restau-
rant, according to Associated
Press.
According to a police report,
Gabriel Scott Diaz told a restau-
rant manager who witnessed the
incident that he hated ducks.
The restaurant, manager
called police. The report says
a the responding officer found the
duck in a nearby lake after fol-
lowing a trail of blood.
Diaz faces animal cruelty
charges. His bond has been set
at $2,500.


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back-to-school items in First-
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produced specifically to be giv-
en out to the community.
Claudia King, First-
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resources (pictured at centre),
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were eligible to win a getaway for two to Valentine's Resort in Harbour
Island. One winner was selected from both Nassau & Grand Bahama,
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* Island in addition to a gift basket. Other Nassau winners were presented with
passes for 2 to Dolphin Encounters, passes for 2 to Ardastra Gardens and gift
. packs. Each weekly grand prize winner from Grand Bahama was presented
with one round trip ticket to Nassau courtesy of Regional Air & Sky Bahamas
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morning during the month of July on More 94.9FM, listeners were provided
the chance to call in and give the conr-.ct answers on a wide variety of
brain-teasers that challenged one's I rn vi'edge of Bahamian fun facts
and culture. At the end of each week lhr,.ugh all the humor and judges
deliberations one lucky winner was drawn from Nassau, and one from
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of Bahamas Fast Ferries, along with a lovely Bahamian gift basket filled
with savory & sweet delights from Furniture Plus. Our four skilled Grand
Bahama winners were equally excited to each win a round trip ticket to
Nassau compliments of Regional Air & Sky B.:iahan.-.
Additionally, two special sponsors Dolphin Encounters and Ardastra
Gardens came on board to offer.superb bonus prizes for our eager
contestants. Our host of winners collected their portion of the prize jackpot,
valued at over five thousand dollars, while simultaneously enjoying the
festivities of our 'down-home' theme in-store parties, yet another feature of
Furniture Plus' month long Independence celebration! Held every Saturday
from 2-4PM, guests and winners mingled to the sultry sounds of a live Steel
Pan Band while indulging in FREE Conch Salad, Benny Cake, 'Switcha' and
numerous other native treats. To top it all off, customers making a minimum
purchase during the month were also eligible to win a relaxing getaway for
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The Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church wishes
to inform its members and the general public of changes
to the weekend of events previously scheduled for
SSeptember 5-7, 2008. Due to the impending threat of
hurricanes these events are now re-scheduled as follows:

Focus Training Event Friday, October 3, 2008 at 6pm
Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 9am

Night of Tribute Banquet Saturday, October 4, 2008 at







The Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church wishes
to assure the people of The Bahamas that our disaster


Church will work with NEMA and in -partnership with the
United Methodist Church of the United States through
UNVIM, United Methodist Volunteers In Missions.

Our prayers are with the people of the Bahamas at this
time.


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The northeast




Bahamas braced




for tropical storm


FROM page one
and was about 670 miles east-
northeast of the Leeward
Islands up to press time last
night. Ike is expected to batter
the Bahamas as early as Sun-
day morning.
At 5 pm yesterday, the cen-
tre of tropical storm Hanna
was about 100 miles northeast
of Great Inagua and 60 miles
west-northwest of Grand Turk
Up to. press time last night,
Hanna's tropical force winds
extended outward up to 290
miles mainly to the north of
the centre.
Last night the Department
of Meteorology issued a hur-.
ricane warning for the north-
west Bahamas -New Provi-
dence, Grand Bahama,
Eleuthera, Abaco, Andros,
Bimini and the Berry
' Islands- and a hurricane
warning for the central
Bahamas Long Island, Cat
Island, San Salvador,
Eleuthera and Exuma -
remained in place. The tropi-
cal storm warning for the
southeast Bahamas and Turks
, and Caicos.Islandg was down-
^ graded to a tropical storm
watch for those islands.
Because Hanna is speeding
up, forecasters said they do
not expect heavy flooding in
the warning areas.
"Heavy flooding is always
a concern because 80 per cent
of the Bahamas is 10 feet or
" less above main sea-level. But
with the convection, with all
the rain and thunderstorms,
in more towards the north and
east of the system and also the
speed of the system I don't


think so. When (Hanna)
moved past Mayaguana and
directly hit Inagua they had
no flooding because the
weather was more towards the
east and southeast, so we are
always cautious and, yes, there
is the likelihood (of flooding),
but if the system remains as
is but not a great possibility,"
Senior Deputy Director of the
Department of Meteorology
said after a NEMA press con-
ference yesterday. .
National Security Minister
Tommy Turnquest, represen-
tatives from NEMA, the Roy-
al Bahamas Police Force, the
Department of Meteorology
and others were also at the
press conference.
Hanna was projected to
move directly over the rain-
battered Turks and Caicos at
10 pm last night, and turn
towards the eastern tip of
Mayaguana at 1 am today and
move very near to San Sal-
vador around 1 pm today,
Senior Deputy Director at the
Department of Meteorology
Trevor Basden said at a
NEMA press conference yes-
terday.
Although New Providence
is expected to miss the brunt
of the storm, residents in the
capital should experience hur-
ricane conditions by 7 o'clock
tonight. Shelters throughout
the country will open at 12
noon today to accommodate
residents who feel their homes
are not secure. Persons with
pets or special needs should
play close attention to news
broadcasts for specific infor-
mation.
Mr Basden said the increase


in named storms this hurri-
cane season is not unprece-
dented.
"During the (wrath) Hurri-
cane Frances, (Hurricane)
Ivan was also on the way and
also (Hurricane) Jean. (The
cause of all these storms) is
really up to debate but I think
thai the sophistication of our
meteorological instruments
and our denser network of
satellite systems have allowed
the hurricane centre to be
able to identify all of these
systems. In years ,gone past,
the dense network was not
there and I suspect that most
of these systems that are now
being named would have gone
unnamed."
Tropical Storm Hanna
moved over the western tip of
Mayaguana and directly over
Inagua on Tuesday, however,
very minimal damage was
reported on these islands,
according to the Department
of Meteorology.
Forecasters are not resting,
however, as their eyes are
already fixed on the strength-
ening Ike, which could reach
category four strength.
"Ike is expected to move
between the central and the
southeast Bahamas between
early Monday morning, but
it's still a bit too early to tell.
But the cone of the storm
takes us all the way to the
northern Bahamas and the
southern Bahamas so anyone .
of those islands can be affect-
ed by Ike and we do antici-
pate it to be a category one
or category two hurricane,"
meteorologist Wayne Neely
said.


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THE TIBUNESEPTEBER thLO208, PGEW1


Hurricane shelters to


open on Grand Bahama


FROM page one

paredness plans in place
here on Grand Bahama.
He said the island can
expect to experience some
storm conditions by late
Thursday and Friday.
Mr Russell and officials
of the GBDCC held a press


conference at the Adminis-
trator Office in Freeport to
discuss plans that are being
implemented by the com-
mittee.
He said residents should
be monitoring the storm
and making the necessary
preparation to their homes,
and purchasing hurricane
supplies, such as water,


Intelligence-led policing

'foiled assassination attempts

and bank robberies'

FROM page one

capabilities with the assistance of the Bahamian people. It has
been said before, the police are the public and the public is the
police.
"In addition to these short-term initiatives, the force will
reactivate a committee to look at a five to 10-year strategic
development plan that will serve as the blueprint to chart the
way forward," he said.
In 1999, the government commissioned CDR International to
undertake a strategic review of the Royal Bahamas Police
Force and a re-engineering review of the Criminal Investigation
Department. Upon completion, the report made 140 recom-
mendations. A number of these recommendations 'have been
fully implemented, while some are at various stages of imple-
mentation, and others have yet to be considered.
Of some of the major implementations, Commissioner Fer-
guson said, are the Commissioner's Annual Report, the estab-
lishment of the Complaints Branch, investigation of incidents of
use of police firearms, tape recording of interviews, the estab-
lishment of a public relations officer, the Internal Security Divi-
sion, and the regular evaluation of crime figures and clear up
rates.
These examples are but a few in list of many, however some
recommendations, such as the removal of the police band and
the fire services from the establishment were not accepted, as it
was thought that these persons are in fact police officers in the
first instance, and specialists otherwise.
"Where these recommendations have been implemented for
the first part they have produced the desired results. A case in
point is the creation of divisional detective units. These have put
police resources where the citizens are," Commissioner Fergu-
son said.
S'Similarly, commanders-now have direct responsibility for the
management of crimes in their areas," he said.
While this is all noted, the commissioner said that there are
two items that the force would most pressingly like to see;
mainly the implementation of closed circuit television, and the
construction of a state of the art forensic science facility to
include a DNA lab.
"Studies have demonstrated that the use of CCIV has played
an important role in reducing crime and the fear of crime. I am
confident that with the proper regulatory controls and the
upkeep of the system, many offenders will be brought to justice
while potential offenders will be prevented from committing
crime.
"While the RBPF is the premier law enforcement agency in
the Bahamas, its work remains incomplete without the assistance
of the public. In this vein, the call goes out to all people of
goodwill to step up to the plate and be counted in the quest to
save our fair land. After all, the buck stops with us all," Com-
missioner Ferguson said.




Public schools



closed until



further notice


FROM page one

set to be closed as a result
of tropical storm Hanna
due to affect. New Provi-
dence later this evening.
Due to the approach of
tropical storm Hanna on
the northeastern Bahamas,
including New Providence,
there are a number of busi-
ness and agencies that have
confirmed that employees
are exempt from work
today.
General Manager for the
Wyndham Resort Robert
Sands confirms that by 1
pm today, an announce-
ment will be made at the
resort to what actions in
terms of employees report-
ing for duty will be made
based on tropical storm
Hanna.
Employees at Wendy's
and at SuperValue, are also
exempted from work today.
According to Minister for
National Security Tommy
Turnquest, all government
employees are expected to
show up for work today.
For employees at various
banks throughout Nassau,
up until new times, it was


not confirmed whether or
not they would be open, or
if employees would be
required to report for work.
With Tropical Storm
Hanna having already
entered the southeastern
Bahamas, residents in cen-
tral and northeastern
Bahamas are now being
urged by officials to prop-
erly prepare themselves for
what could be "a rough
couple of days."
The unpredictable storm,
which was classified a cate-
gory 1 hurricane on Mon-
day and later downgraded,
is expected today to once
again develop into a cate-
gory 1 storm according to
meteorologist Mike Stubbs.
And just at the heels of
tropical storm Hanna, is
Hurricane Ike which is set
to follow a similar path as
that of Hanna.
Pre-hurricane prepara-
tions such as stocking up on
canned goods, water, hav-
ing battery operated radios,
and with persons securing
family and property, are
some of the basic things
many people should' have
done before the storm.


canned goods, flashlights,
and batteries.
Lillian Quant Forbes,
assistant director of the
Department of Social Ser-
vices, with responsibilities
for shelter management,
said persons should only go
to the shelter as a last
resort.
She said the shelter at
Maurice Moore Primary
and the shelter for special
needs persons at Christ the
King Church Hall opened
on Wednesday.
"Not everyone has to
come into the shelter if your
home is sturdy. You should
first contact family or
friends who will be willing
to host you in their homes,
but if that is not possible
then we say come to the
shelter," said Mrs Forbes.
Mrs Forbes said because
the areas of Hunters, Mac
Town. and Pinder's Point
are known as flood zones, a
shelter was established at
the St Georges High School
for those residents.


She said shelters have
been identified in Eight
Mile Rock for residents in
West Grand Bahama.
Mrs Forbes said persons
staying at shelters should
take their personal supplies
because only a minimal
amount of food will be pro-
vided.
"We understand (eco-
nomic) conditions experi-
enced in Grand Bahama,
but we are advising them to
bring whatever they can to
the shelter, in addition to
medication or important
documents, papers that they
want to keep safe," she said.
Administrator Rufus
Johnson said the Emer-
gency Operation Centre in
Eight Mile Rock will open
at 2pm on Thursday, and
the Eight Mile Rock gym-
nasium shelter will open at
5pm.
He added that the Martin
Town Community Church
and the Bethel Baptist
Church will serve as shel-
ters if the need should arise.


The telephone numbers
for the EOC are 348-1531
and 348-1533.
Minister Russell said
transportation will .be pro-
vided for those persons
needing'to be taken to shel-
ters:
"We are asking citizens
on Grand Bahama to stay
tuned to the radio and be
prepared and ready to
move if they have to," he
said'.
Mr Russell said advisory
for school closures Nwill be
announced when a hurri-
cane warning has been
issued or if tropical storm
conditions are experienced.
GBDCC 'chairman
Stephanie Rahming said
persons may contact the
EOC in Freeport at 351-
4902/3/4 or 6 if they
need additional transporta-
tion.
Superintendent Wendell
Deveaux said the Eastern
Division is ready to assist in
any unfortunate circum-
stances.


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FROM page one

ach and exhaustion.
Upon examination, it was
determined that Minister Laing
was suffering from a combina-
tion of extreme fatigue and a
stomach infection.
The minister was then advised
by doctors and has since been
discharged.
He continues to rest at home.
"All checks out great, and I
am taking a few days off ," Min-
ister Laing told The Tribune yes-
terday.
Minister Laing, who has in the
past few weeks been very active
in the disputes between Bahamas
Communication and Public Offi-
cers Union (BCPOU) and the
government advisory group on
BTC's privatization, also has
been at the forefront in terms of
publicizing government's posi-
tion on the proposed signing of
the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA).
With these tasks, in addition
to Cabinet and constituency
duties, the minister is believed
.to have at some point "over-
whelmed himself," according to
persons within the minister's cir-
cle.
Minister Laing told The Tri-
bune on Wednesday that he will
be out of office for a few days.
He said he intends to do nothing
but rest.
While the minister has not
confirmed whether his recent
medical scare will become a long-
term concern, he did say that
after he has fully rested, he plans
to return to his office.


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John Bull Group of Companies and

Coffee Cay Limited salute President, Mr. Fred

A, Hazlewood, the recipient of the 2008 Sir

Lynden in-iin Award for Excellence. The,

very pi- ;' i.: c.u::. award was presented at this

year's Sir Lynden F ., nj..Foundation's

Legacy Ball. A scholar and prl.tnfthrppi:.t,

Mr. Hazlewood was educated at St. Andrew's

School, Nassau, Staunton Military Academy,

\.',..iia and The University of South Carolina,

respectively, Mr, Hazlewood is one of the

pioneers of the Duty Free Concept here in

The Bahamas and is also the recipient of The

Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Business

Person of The Year, 1993, The Cacique -tai!

Award, 1996 and The Bahamas Chamber of

Commerce Entrepreneur of The Year, 1996,


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Pakistan says foreign



troops raid village


* By PAUL ALEXANDER
ISLAMABAD,
Pakistan
Pakistan angrily condemned a
raid on a village that killed at least
15 people Wednesday, claiming
U.S.-led troops flew in from
Afghanistan for the first known
foreign ground assault against a
suspected Taliban haven in this
country's wild tribal belt, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.
' The Foreign Ministry protested
the attack, and an army
spokesman warned that the
apparent escalation from recent
missile strikes on militant targets


along the Afghan border would
further anger Pakistanis and
undercut cooperation in the war
against terrorist groups.
The boldness of the thrust fed
speculation about the intended
target. But it was unclear whether
any extremist leader was killed
or captured in the operation,
which occurred in one of the mil-
itant strongholds dotting a fron-
tier region considered a likely hid-
ing place for Osama bin Laden
and al-Qaida's No. 2 leader,
Ayman al-Zawahri.
U.S. military and civilian offi-
cials declined to respond to Pak-
istan's complaints or discuss the


attack, but one official in Wash-
ington said any decision to launch
a mission sure to anger Pakistan
would require a very important
target.
Suspected U.S. missile attacks
killed at least two al-Qaida com-
manders this year in the same
region, drawing protests from
,Pakistan's government that its
sovereignty was under attack.
U.S. officials did not acknowl-
edge any involvement in those
attacks.
But American commanders
have been complaining publicly
that Pakistan puts too little pres-
sure on militant groups that are
blamed for mounting violence in
Afghanistan, stirring speculation
that U.S. forces might lash out
across the frontier.
In other signs of Pakistan's pre-
carious stability three days before
legislators elect a successor to
Pervez Musharraf as president,
snipers shot at the prime minis-
ter's limousine near Islamabad
and government troops killed two
dozen militants in another area
of the restive northwest.
Pakistani officials said they
were lodging'strong protests with
the U.S. government and its mil-
itary representative in Islamabad
about Wednesday's raid in the
South Waziristan area, a, notori-
ous hot bed of militant activity.
The Foreign Ministry called the
strike "a gross violation of Pak-
istan's territory," saying it could
"undermiine the very basis of
cooperation and may fuel the fire
of hatred and violence that we
are trying to extinguish."
Government and military offi-
cials insisted that either the
NATO force or the U.S.-le.d
coalition in Afghanistan both
commanded by American gener-
als were responsible.
The army's spokesman, Maj.
Gen. Athar.Abbas, said the
attack was the first incursion onto
Pakistani soil by troops from the
foreign forces that ousted
Afghanistan's hard-line Taliban
regime after the Sept. 11 attack
on the U.S.
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undermine Pakistan's efforts to
isolate Islamid ektrinfists and
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of Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani which was attacked in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept 3,
2008. Pakistan's prime minister survived an apparent assassination attempt Wednesday when at least two shots,,
hit his limousine as he drove toward the capital.
Pakistan's Indian Ocean port of The Pakistani anger threatens engagement allow ground troops
Karachi through the tribal region to upset efforts by American to go a little over six miles into,
into Afghanistan. commanders to draw Pakistan's Pakistan when in hot pursuit otTl
"We cannot afford a huge military into the U.S. strategy of insurgents and when force' are
uprising at the level of tribe," dealing harshly with the militants. targeted or come under fire. U S :
Abbas said. "That would be com- Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman rules allow aircraft. o go 10 miles"
pletely counterproductive and of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met into Pakistan air space.
doesn't help the cause of fighting last week with Gen. Ashfaq Abbas said Wednesday's attack :
terrorism in the area." Kayani, the Pakistani army chief. occurred in a village a little over a
A spokesman for the U.S.-led Mullen said he came away mile inside Pakistan.
coalition in Afghanistan, 1st Lt. encouraged that Pakistanis were Citing witness and intelligence
Nathan Perry, said he had "no becoming more focused on the reports, he said troops flew in on
information to give" about problem of militants using the at least one big CH-47 Chinook
Wednesday's incident. A country as a safe haven, transport helicopter, blasted their
spokesman for NATO troops in However, Abbas, the army way into several houses and
Afghanistan denied any involve- spokesman, said Wednesday that gunned down men they found
ment. The Bush administration cross-border commando opera- there. He said there was no evi-
allowed the complaint by Pak- tions were not discussed and he dence that any of those killed '
istan's Foreign Ministry to stand reiterated Pakistan's position that were insurgents or that the raiders ,t
without a public response, an its force should be exclusively abducted any militant leader, but ,
indication of the political sensi- responsible for operations on its he acknowledged Pakistan's mil- .
tivities involved, territory. Pakistani officials say itary had no firsthand account.
Officials at the Pentagon, the U.S. and NATO should share Therpe were differing reports
White House and State Depart- intelligence and allow Pakistani on how many people were killed. ,
ment wouldn't even confirm the troops to execute any raids need- The provincial governor claimed i
raid occurred. Defense Depart- ed inside Pakistan. However, 20 civilians, including women and
ment spokesman Bryan Whitman Washington has accused.rogue children, died. Army and intelli-
said: "I have nothing for you." elements in Pakistan's main intel- gence officials, as well as resi-
But one official, a South Asia ligence service of leaking sensi- dents, said 15 people were killed.
expert who agreed to discuss the tive information to militants. Habib Khan Wazir, an area
situation only if not quoted by American officials say destroy- resident, said he heard heli-
name, suggested the target of any ing militant sanctuaries in Pak- copters, then an exchange of gun-
raid like that reported Wednes- istani -tribal regions is .key to fire. "Later, I saw 15 bodies inside
day would have to be extremely defeating Taliban-led militants in and outside two homes. They had
important to risk an almost Afghanistan whose insurgency been shot in the head," Wazir
assured "big backlash" from Pak- has strengthened every. year since said by phone. He claimed all the
istan. the fundamentalist militia was dead were civilians.
"You have to consider that ousted for harboring bin Laden. Near Islamabad, meanwhile, .
something like this will be a But there has been debate in snipers fired at a motorcade near i 1
more-or-less once-off o'pportuni- Washington over how far the U.S.' the capital as it headed to the air- i
ty for which we will have to'pay a can go on its own. port to pick up,the prime minis-
price in terms 'f Pakistani coop- The Associated Press report-.. ter, hitting the window of his car
eration," the ofigial said. ed last year that U.S. rules of at least twice, officials said.


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By CHARMAINE
NORONHA
ORONTO
A chunk of ice shelf nearly*
the size of Manhattan has bro-
ken away from Ellesmere Island
in Canada's northern Arctic,
another dramatic indication, of
how warmer temperatures are
changing the polar frontier, sci-
entists said Wednesday, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.
Derek Mueller, an Arctic ice
shelf specialist at Trent Univer-
sity in Ontario, told the Asso-
ciated Press that the 4,500-year-
old Markham Ice Shelf sepa-
rated in early August and the
19-square-mile shelf is now
adrift in the Arctic Ocean.
"The Markham Ice Shelf was
a big surprise because it sud-
denly disappeared. We went
under cloud for a bit during our
research and when the weather
cleared up, all of a sudden there
was no more ice shelf. It was a
-shocking event that underscores
the rapidity of changes taking
place in the Arctic," said-
Muller.
-. Muller also said that two
large, sections of ice detached
from the Serson Ice Shelf,
shrinking that ice feature by 47
square miles or 60 percent
and that the Ward Hunt Ice
Shelf has also continued to
break up, losing an additional
eight square miles. ,
Muller reported last month
that seven square miles of the
170-square-mile and 130-feet-
thick Ward Hunt shelf had bro-
ken off. This comes on the heels
of unusual cracks in a northern
Greenland glacier, rapid melt-
ing of,a southern Greenland
glacier, and a .near record loss
for Arctic ;ea ice this summer,
And earlier this year a 160-
square mile chunk of an Antarc-
tic ice shelf disintegrated.
"Reduced sea ice conditions
and unusually high air temper-
atures have facilitated the ice
shelf losses this summer," said
Luke Copland, director of the
Laboratory for Cryospheric
Research at the University of
Ottawa. "And extensive new
cracks across remaining parts
of the largest remaining ice


the program ArcticNet.
"These changes "The Markham Ice Shelf had
half the biomass for the entire
are irreversible Canadian Arctic Ice Shelf
under the ecosystem as a habitat for cold,
under the tolerant microbial life; algae
present ,that sit on top of the ice shelf
and photosynthesis like plants'
climate." would. No% that it's disap-


Derek Mueller
shelf, the Ward Hunt mean that.
it will continue to disintegrate in
the coming years.."
Formed by accumulating'
snow and freezing meltwater,,
ice shelves are large platforms
of thick, ancient sea ice that
float on the ocean's surface but,
are connected to land.
Ellesmere Island was once
entirely ringed by a single enor-
mous ice shelf that broke uxiin;
the early 1900s. All that is left,
today ate the four'much small-
er shelves that together cover
little more than 299 square.
miles. Martin Jeffries of the U.S.S
National Science Foundation
and University of Alaska Fair-'
banks said in a statement Tues-;
day that the summer's ice shelf
loss is equivalent to over three
times the area of Manhattan,
totaling 82 square miles- loss-'
es that have reduced Arctic
Ocean ice cover to its second-
biggest retreat since satellite'
measurements began 30 years
ago.
I "These changes are irre-'
versible under the present cli-
mate and indicate that the envi-
ronmental conditions that have
kept these ice shelves in bal-
ance for thousands of years are
no longer present," said Muller.;
During the last century, when
ice shelves would break off.
thick sea ice would eventually
reform in their place.
"But today, warmer temper-
atures and a changing climate
means there's no hope for
regrowth. A scary scenario."
said Muller.
.The loss, of these ice shelves
means that rare ecosystems that
depend on them are on the
brink of extinction, said War-
wick Vincent, director of Laval
University'sCentre for North-
ern Studies and a researcher in


peared, we're looking at ecosys-
tems on the 'verge of distinc-
tion,' said Muller.
Along. with decimating
ecosystems, drifting ice shelves
and warmer temperatures that
will cause further melting ice
pose a hazard to populated
shipping routes in the Arctic
region a phenomenon that
Canada's Prime Minister


Stephen Harper seems to wel-
come. Harper announced last
week that he plans to expand
exploration of the region's
known oil and mineral deposits,
a possibility that has become
.more evident as a result of melt-
ing sea.ice. It is the burning of
oil arid,other fossil fuels that
scientists say is the chief cause
of manmade warming and melt-
ing ice.
Harper also said Canada
would toughen reporting
requirements for ships entering
its waters in the Far North,
where some of those territorial
claims are disputed by the Unit-
ed States and other countries.


IN THIS JULY 29, 2008 file photo large pieces of ice are seen drifting off
after separating from the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf. A chunk of ice shelf near-
ly the size of Manhattan has broken away from Ellesmere Island in
Canada's northern Arctic, another dramatic indication of how warmer tem-
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Water at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days

Food at least enough for 3 to 7 days
non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
-foods for infants or the elderly
Paper plates / plastic utensils
Manual can opener

Blankets / Pillows, etc.

Clothing seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes

First Aid Kit

Medication & Prescription Drugs

Special Items for babies and the elderly

Toiletries & Personal Hygiene items

Flashlight and extra Batteries

Radio Battery operated

Telephones Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a
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* NEW ORLEANS
MILLIONS fled the Gulf Coast in
fear of Hurricane Gustav, billed as the
apocalyptic "mother of all-storms." It
didn't deliver. Now, with three other
storms lining up in the Atlantic, some
fear people might not listen next time,
according to the Associated Press.
As the first of the 2 million people
who fled Gustav began to trickle home
Tuesday from shelters, many grumbled
about the food, the heat, the over-
crowding, the uncertainty and the frus-
trating wait for the all-clear. Some evac-
uees, particularly in Texas, on the far
fringes of the storm's path, suggested
authorities overreacted in demanding
they leave their homes.
"Next time, it's going to be bad
because people who evacuated like us
aren't going to evacuate," Catherine
Jones, 53, of Silsbee, Texas, who spent
three days on a cot at a church shelter
with her disabled son. "They jumped
the gun."
Emergency officials strongly defend-
ed the decision to evacuate coastal
areas, saying that with something as
unpredictable as a hurricane, it is better
to be safe than sorry a lesson driven
home by Katrina, which killed 1,600
people in the U.S. in 2005, compared
with nine deaths attributed to Gustav.
Officials noted' that, yes, New
Orleans' levees held, and Gustav struck
only a glancing blow. But when trees
fell on homes, power lines went down
and roads were washed out, there was
no one around to get hurt. And there
was significant damage: Early insur-
ance industry estimates put the expect-
ed damage to covered properties at


After Gustav doesn't deliver, will people




heed warnings



next time?


anywhere from $2 billion to $10 bil-
lion. That's high, but well short of Katri-
na's $41 billion.
"The reasons you're not seeing dra-
matic stories of rescue is because we
had a successful evacuation," .said
Homeland Security Secretary Michael
Chertoff. "The only reason we don't
have more tales of people in grave dan-
ger is because everyone heeded the
instructions to get out of town."
At the same time, a top emergency
planner in Louisiana acknowledged
that authorities run of the risk of being
accused of crying wolf.
"At all levels, that is a tremendous
concern," said Col. Pat Griffin, head,
of logistics for the state. "After one or
two or three of these, I think the lead-
ership on the local and state level are
going to have to push even harder to
convince the people." -
With three months left in the Atlantic
hurricane season, the question of
whether residents will heed an evacua-


Eric Gay/AP Photo
DEBRA PETERSON comforts her grand-
daughters as they wait in their car to return.
to New Orleans,La., in Slidell, La., Tuesday,
Sept. 2, 2008. Peterson and her grandchil-
dren evacuated New Orleans to escape
Hurricane-Gustav.


tion order is a serious matter. Three
storms are lining up in the Atlantic,
with Tropical Storm Hanna leading the
way. Hanna could strengthen into a
hurricane and hit Florida and Georgia
later in the week.
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who
ordered the city evacuated and warned
that the "mother of all storms" was
approaching, strongly stood by his deci-
sion, and. said' he would make do the
same thing all over again.
"We were faced with a Category 5
potential, a huge storm, which would
have been really bad news for our citi-
zens," Nagin said. "And there was a
complacency."
Similarly, some evacuees said author-
ities made the right call. '
James Katicich, a 49-year-old;
Louisianan, said his stay at a shelter in
Birmingham, Ala., was rough -
rationed portions of food and sleeping
just inches away from strangers.
"But it's better to be safe than sorry,"


he said. "We needed to evacuate
because no one really knows how bad
the hurricane can be until it hits."
The damage assessments coming in
Tuesday from the coast provided fur-
ther evidence Gustav was no Katrina.
Initial inspections showed little dam-
age to the Gulf Coast's extensive oil
and gas installations, though resump-
tion of production and refining could
still take a few days. Reflecting confi-
dence that the industry suffered little
damage, oil prices fell $5.75 a barrel.
In some places, such as Texas, Gus-
tav barely brought a sprinkle, leading to
frustration among those who had to
spend days on a cot. The Beaumont
Enterprise went as far as to taunt "Gus-
tav Who?" on the front page the day
after the storm.
"My brother went to Atlanta. He
can't get back. He's not happy," said
Rod Ferrand, who lives in the New
Orleans suburb of Harahan, as he cut
up a stately live oak split by the storm.
"And there's not a branch on hlis lawn.
Now no one can come back in. The
next big storm that comes in, nobody's
going to want to leave."
. Many evacuees grew frustrated Tues-
day as the % aited for word on Whether
they could return to their homes. New
Orleans officials said it would be at
least Thursday before people would be
allowed back, because the city lacked
many vital services.
Across the state, more than 1 mil-
lion people were without electricity,
,and cellular and Internet service,was
spotty. Gas stations were unable to
pump fuel because of the power out-
ages. The threat of severe weather had
yet to fully pass, too.


IN THE

WAKE OF

GUSTAV


EVACUEES FROM Hurricane
Gustav use a towel as cover
against the rain as people
line up for Salvation Army
meals outside a shelter in
Shreveport,. La., Tuesday,
Sept. 2, 2008. Many of the
-people that fled the storm are
complaining about sub-stan-
dard facilities devoid of any
Red Cross or FEMA aid.
LM Otero/AP







THE INTERIOR of a destroyed
home is exposed in Cocodrie,
La., on Tuesday, Sept. 2,
2008 after Hurricane Gustav
came storming through the
region on Monday,, making
landfall at Cocodrie.
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* LONDON ,
BRITAIN'S soap operas
offer a steady diet of sex, scan-
dal and if Cambridge Uni-
versity has its way, scholarship,
according to the Associated
Press:
Trying to shed its elitist
image, Cambridge has
approached the producers of
Britain's three leading TV soaps
about including it in their story
lines.
Spokesman Greg Hayman
said the idea was part of a bid to
correct the perception that Cam-
bridge was "not for young peo-
ple from ordinary backgrounds."
"We're very keen to attract
the brightest and 'best students
regardless of their background,"
Hayman said Tuesday. "One of
the better ways of communicat-
ing directly with potential stu-
dents is to talk to them through
the soaps and other programs
they watch."
Like almost all British univer-
sities, Cambridge and its rival
Oxford are government-funded,
and. under pressure to become
more inclusive. The government
wants half of all young people
to attend college by 2010, which
means universities need to target
all economic backgrounds.
What better way-than through
the travails of characters on
"EastEnders," "Coronation
Street" and "Emmerdale" set
respectively, in a gritty London
neighborhood, scruffy Man-
chester district and a farming vil-
lage.
In some ways Oxford and
Cambridge --elegant, affluent
universities known collectively
as "Oxbridge" resemble U.S.
Ivy League schools, which have
long tried to attract minority and
less well-off students through
scholarships and outreach pro-
grams. Several elite U.S. col-
leges, including Harvard and
Yale, have set family income
thresholds below which students
pay no tuition $45,000 at Yale
and $60,000 at Harvard for stu-
dents entering this fall.,
"Yale is eager to have as much
diversity as possible, and that
includes socio-economic diver-
sity," said spokeswoman Gila


Reinstein. More than 40 percent
of Yale's students now get finan-
cial aid and the number is steadi-
ly rising evidence of more stu-
dents from less well-off back-
grounds. ,
But Harvard and Yale don't
occupy quite the same central
social perch as Oxbridge, whose
graduates account for 78 percent
of Britain's High Court judges,
42 percent of its top politicians
and 56 percent of its senior jour-'
nalists, according to education
charity the Sutton Trust.
And while 90 percent of
British students attend state
high schools, Oxford and a
Cambridge draw only about
half their student body from
there.
Many in Britain's poorer
neighborhoods still view attend-
ing Oxford 'or Cambridge as an
impossible dream.
"The money definitely puts
me off," said Matt Ryan, a 16-
year-old who attends a state
high school in Hampshire in
southern England and hopes to
study engineering at Cam-
bridge. "I think a lot of people
are put off because Oxford and
Cambridge are the best of the ,
best. But if any old person could
get in, there'd be no point."
The elitist .image is unfair,
according to university officials.
University administrators
point out that Oxford and Cam-
bridge are not more expensive
than' less-esteemed universities,
because tuition fees are capped
by law at about $5,350 per year.
Ethnic minority students are not
underrepresented they make
up 16 percent of the student
body at Cambridge, and i3 per-
cent at Oxford, a slightly larger
proportion than in society as a
whole.
"There's a perception gap
between reality and how we've
been perceived previously and
that takes time to change," Hay-
man said:
The stone buildings and ele-
gant spires of Oxbridge have
provided the backdrop for
many films and TV shows, from
historical drama "Chariots of
Fire," set in Cambridge, to
Oxford-based detective series
- "Inspector. Moit -


Baghdad touched



by war even as



security takes hold


FRIENDS of Salam Dawood, 42, who was killed by a roadside bomb at a
downtown Baghdad intersection, take his body away for the funeral, at al-Kin-
di hospital in eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. With only two
people killed, the blast didn't make headlines in this city where massive sui-
cide attacks and sectarian death squads used to kill dozens daily, if not hun-
dreds, but at least 330 civilians were killed and more than 460 wounded in
violence throughout Iraq last monir, according to aI'AssOciated Press count.


* BAGHDAD
SALAM DAWOOD sat in his car stuck in traf-
fic. A mother and her two sons shuffled among the
vehicles, begging for money when a roadside bomb
exploded, according to the Associated Press.
The toll was low by Baghdad standards: Dawood
and another man were dead. The mother, her sons
and five others were wounded, according to police
and hospital officials.
But Tuesday's blast a bomb hidden under a
pedestrian bridge represents the lingering perils
in a city slowly emerging from years of almost
unchecked violence.
Small scale bombings and shootings persist in the
capital each a reminder that the war is not over
and that Baghdad remains a place where no trip is
routine and residents are still guided by precau-
tions.
Most won't drive at night. Many try to avoid
heavily clogged streets, remembering that suicide
bombers and other attackers intent on killing large
numbers of civilians favor traffic jams or congested
areas.
Baghdad is the key to stability in Iraq as the cen-
ter of government and as a potential symbol of rec-
onciliation among rival groups. This flagship role,
however, also makes it coveted ground for militias
and insurgents fighting efforts to fully restore
order.
The U.S. military warns consistently that the
security gains, though dramatic, are not irreversible
and that the relative calm is fragile.
Dawood was two miles from his office in central
Baghdad's Khilani Square where he worked as a
civil engineer when the bomb exploded. It was
stashed near a police post, although it was unclear
whether that was the target.
The blast killed him and Hameed Miziel, a 37-
year-old laborer, according to officials who spoke
on condition of anonymity because they were not
allowed to talk tothe media.
Moments before the blast, mechanic Qassim
Mohammed jumped but of a minibus, deciding to
walk the rest of the way to his shop despite the
punishing Baghdad sun. None of those who stayed
in the bus was hurt.
"I saw the fire of the explosion and two women
fell on the street. Theh, I found myself at the hospi-
tal.with wounds to my right shoulder and leg and
shrapnel wounds on my face," he said later at a
nearby hospital. The mother, who gave her name
only as "Umm Mohammed" or "mother of
Mohammed," said she chose to beg in that area -
a busy intersection lined with car and generator
repair shops'- because she thought it was safe.
"I used to beg in different areas, but recently I
came to this intersection because I thought it was
safe there. Thank God, my injury and my sons'
were not serious," the 36-year-old widow said from
the hospital where she was treated for a leg wound.
In Baghdad, however, safe is a relative term.
U.S. and Iraqi officials do not routinely release
figures on the number of bombs that explode each
month in Baghdad, citing security.
According to Iraqi police, however, at least five
small bombs explode on average each month in the
area where the bombing occurred Tuesday: near
the intersection on the eastern side of the Tigris
River. Less than two weeks ago, a pair of bombs
exploded-almost simulttieously near the intmerec-
tion, killing three civilians.


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"This is not a minor differ-
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cardiologist at the Scientific Insti-
tute in Pavia, Italy. "Women
need to realize they are losing
much more than men when they
smoke," she said. Priori was not
connected to the research.
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n't smoke, and at 64 if they did.
Womed in the study had their
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didn't smoke, and at age 66 if
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risk factors like blood pressure,
cholesterol and diabetes,
researchers found that the dif-
ference fpr women was about 14
years and for men, about six
years.
Previous studies looking at a
possible gender difference have
been inconclusive.
Doctors have long suspected
that female hormones protect


women against heart disease.
Estrogen is thought to raise the
levels of good cholesterol as well
as enabling blood vessel walls
to relax more easily, thus low-
ering the chances of a blockage.
Grundtvig said that smoking
might make w6men go through
menopause earlier, leaving them
less protected against a heart
attack. With rising rates of
smoking in women compared
with falling rates in men -
Grundtvig said that doctors
' expect 'td-:e increased heart:
disease in women.
"Smoking might erase the
natural advantage that women
have," said Dr. Robert Har-
rington, a professor of medicine,
at Duke University and
spokesman for the American
College of Cardiology.
Doctors aren't yet sure if oth-
er cardiac risk factors like cho-
lesterol and obesity also affect
women differently.
"The difference in how
smoking affects women and
men is profound," Harrington
said. "Unless women don't
smoke or quit, they risk end-
ing up with the same terrible
diseases as men, only at a much
earlier age."


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Nancy Pelosi visits
Hiroshima atomic

bomb memorial
HIROSHIMA, Japan
U.S. House Speaker Nan-
cy Pelosi on Tuesday
became the highest-ranking
sitting American official to
visit ground zero of the
world's first atomic bomb-
ing.
The Democrat, who came
to this western port city for a
two-day annual gathering of
Group of Eight legislative
heads, joined other speak-
ers in paying their respects
at a memorial to the
Hiroshima bombing" One by
one, each bowed, then laid
flowers at a white, arch-
shaped monument contain-
ing the names of more than
200,000 victims of the
nuclear blast.
No serving U.S. president
or vice president has ever
visited Hiroshima. As speak-
er of the House of Repre-
sentatives, Pelosi is second
in line to the presidency
after U.S. Vice President
Dick Cheney.
Former U.S. President
Jimmy Carter stopped by
the memorial in 1984, after
his term, as a private citizen.
Yohei Kono, leader of
Japan's House of Represen-
tatives, said no decisions
were made during the meet-
ing on peace and disarma-
ment, but he emphasized the
symbolic importance of dis-
cussing the future of nuclear
weapons in the city.
"The fact that they all
came to Hiroshima has sig-
nificant meaning," said
Kono after the group's day-
long meeting Tuesday.
"I hope that even more
international political lead-
ers come to Hiroshima and
Nagasaki and see with their
own eyes, so that they will
be able to strengthen their
resolve for disarmament and
nuclear disarmament going
.:.-.forward." :
Pelosi said nothing to
reporters after the ceremo-
ny, a possible reflection of
the lingering sensitivity that
surrounds the history of
Hiroshima.
Americans and others
continue to debate whether
the decision to use the
nuclear bomb was a prag-
matic one that hastened the
war's end or a brutal, unnec-
essary crime against human-
ity.
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ple were killed instantly or
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ing a good war, a just.war,"
said James J. Orr, chair of
the East Asian Studies
Department at Bucknell
University.


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HOW many words of four letters
or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
'word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 22; very good 33; excellent
44 (or more). Solution tomorrow.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION
deer deity deter dexter
DEXTERITY diet dieter dire
drey dyer edit eider exert exit
exited eyed eyrie reed reedy
rete ride rite teed text tide
tied tier tiered tire tired titre
tree treed trey tried tyre
tyred yeti


Across
1 Game in the form of a puz-
zle (6)
4 A. launch in /
the water (6)
9 Supernatural
calm created round a sol-
dier (7)
10 Condition under which a
horse races (5)
11 Name for a fight, perhaps
(5)
12 Held up,
though the road is
finished (7)
13 Stylish plastic (11)
18 Fruit ran short
outside (7)
20 American Indian transfixed
by a tomahawk (5)
22 Love only upsets a fool (5)
23 Prospects denied the intro-
vert? (7)
24 One may get stains on
these materials easily
enough (6)
25 North African takes half a
number and doubles it (6)

Yesterday's Cryptic Soluti
Across: 1 Diploma, 5 Bogus, 8 Ar
eye for an eye, 9 Laced, 10 Sea r(
11 Doused, 12 Appear, 15 Siames
17 Lobes, 19 Raise the stake, 20
Ennui, 21 Dresden.
Down: 1 Drawl, 2 Preoccupation,.
Overdue, 4 Arouse, 5 Bwana, 6 Go
overboard, 7 Steamer, 11 Deserve
Pelisse, 14 Method, 16 Elemi, 18
Skein.


Down
1 Hostility is here yet I'm
resolved about one point
(6)
2 Bar some but admitting
others (5)
3 Be match for a
Shakespearean tragedy
(7)
5 Raid or fight about nothing
(5)
6 Eccentric strange dance
(7)
7 Tried a form of abuse (6)
8 Leisurely activity at the
hunt ball? (4,7)
14 Dry wine for those taking
flight (7)
15 Possibly one of twelve
Poles at variance (7)
16 The balance mounts (6)
17 He's not making any
advance except in busi-
ness (6)
19 A yarn about a European
(5)
21 Mob breaks up after sailor
produces weapon (1-4)


Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Overlap, 5 Other, 8
Sleight of hand, 9 Topic, 10 Erratic,
.11 Mainly, 12 Defend, 15 Curious,
17 Tosca, 19 Butterfingers, 20
Enact, 21 Liaison.
Down: 1 Onset, 2 Exempli gratia, 3
Logical, 4 Poteen, 5 Offer, 6
Heartlessness, 7 Reduced, 11
Macabre, 13 Estonia, 14 Useful, 16
Overt, 18 Arson.


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13 14 15
16 17
18 19 / 21


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Across
1 Cure (6)
4 Credence (6)
9 Large North
American deer (7) -
10 Complete (5)
11 Infantile paralysis (5)
12 Obliterate (7)
13 Stingy (5-6)
18 Track beside canal
(7)
20 Innate ability (5)
22 Unaccompanied (5)
23 Messenger
of Roman
gods (7)
24 Make a gift of (6)
25 Cause to be loved (6)


Down
1 Cooking instructions
(6)
2 A wall painting (5)
3 Of doubtful merit (7)
5 Fit out (5)
6 Deeply felt (7)
7 Counterfeiter (6)
8 Empirical method
(4,2,5)
14 The inside
facts (7)
15 Shade
of orange (7)
16 Very near (2,4)
17 Invocation (6)
19 Vigilant (5)
21 Severe (5)


South dealer.
North-South vulnerable.
NORTH
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South West North East
Pass Pass 1 + 14
2 NT Pass 3 NT
Opening lead seven of spades.
Ardent disciples of the game will
get a kick out of this deal, which
appeared many years ago in a par
contest. It has a neat double twist.
Superficially, it seems that
declarer can make nine tricks: three
in diamonds and two in each of the
other suits. Yet, good defense will
defeat the contract.
When a spade is led and dummy
plays the eight, East should play the
nine instead of the king, taken by
declarer with the jack or queen.
When South next leads a dia-


mond, West goes up with the king
and plays another spade, and it is
curtains for declarer. East's spades
become established while he still has
the ace of diamonds as an entry, and
South goes down one.
Note that if East wins the spade
lead with the king and returns a
spade, South makes the contract with
normal play. West does not have a
spade to return when he wins the first
diamond lead, and declarer finishes
with nine tricks.
But the hand is constructed so
that even if East flounders by win-
ning the first spade lead, the defense
can still recover by an unusual play
later on.
Let's say East takes the first spade
and returns a spade at trick two.
Declarer wins and leads a diamond,
on which West follows low. East
takes the jack with the ace and plays
a third round of spades to establish
his suit, and on this trick West dis-
cards the king of diamonds!
Declarer cannot recover from
this brilliant stroke. He can't make
nine tricks without the diamonds,
and since East's 10-3 constitute a
stopper behind dummy's Q-8-5-2,
South fails in his mission,
A remarkable hand. First, East
has a chance to shine by refusing to
win the opening lead, and then, if he
slips, West gets a change to shine by
ditching his high diamond.


Tomorrow: It's so easy when you know how.
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Prepared foods (canned soups, beef, spaghetti,
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Dried fruits
_Snacks (crackers, cookies, hard candy, nuts)
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Cereals
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Raw vegetables
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Baby medicines (pain, cold, cough)
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Extra formula, baby food, juice
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Non-spill food and water containers
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SEPTEMB.ER 4-/5,. 2008

I *rP 4


Bahamas-based dealer




takes Emerald Bay lead


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A bid led by a
Bahamas-resi-
dent commodi-
ties dealer to
acquire the
Four Seasons Emerald Bay
resort appears no closer to sutc-
ceeding, sources familiar with
the situation told Tribune Busi-
ness yesterday, "as a deal has.
seemingly yet to be sealed with
a leading Japanese insurance
conglomerate.
Israeli metals trader Rami


Weisfisch, who owns a condo at
the Bayroc condominium com-
plex at Cable Beach, is under-
stood to have taken over the
earlier Ambrose Holdings
(UK) bid to acquire Exuma's
'anchor property' and effec-
tively become the lead investor,
in the.group.
Sources said that despite
assertions by Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham that two bid-
ders had emerged for the,Four
Seasons Emerald Bay Resort,
only one offer was being seri-
ously considered by the seller,
namely that by the Wesisfisch-


led group.
Mr Weisfisch is understood
to be the driving force behind
that bid by some way, and pos-
sibly has only a few minority
partners supporting him.
However, the latest updates
received by Tribune Business
indicate that the Weisfisch-led
group' has yet to conclude a
deal with the London office of
Japanese insurance conglom-
erate Mitsui.
That company is the one that
will decide the $320 million
Emerald Bay resort's fate, giv-
en that it insured the loan upon


which the property's original
owners, Emerald Bay Resort
Holdings (EBRH), defaulted,
placing the property into
receivership.
Russell Downs, the UK-
based PricewaterhouseCoop-
ers (PwC). partner who is acting
as Emerald Bay's receiver, yes-
terday said he "didn't want to
comment on that at the
moment" when contacted by
Tribune Business yesterday
about the resort's status and
progress on its sale.
He did, though, take down
this newspaper's questions over


the telephone and promised to
further consider a response.
Meanwhile, sources suggest-
ed Mr Weisfisch was initially a
minority partner in the
Ambrose Holdings (UK) bid,
understood to have been worth
$125 million, to acquire the
Exuma-based hotel.
However, that bid was,reject-
ed by the Government, due to
concerns about whether
Ambrose Holdings (UK) ha'd
the financial wherewithal to not

SEE page 4B


BEST review 'validates'


Albany on environment


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
DEVELOPERS behind the $1.3 billion
Albany Golf & Beach Resort yesterday told
Tribune Busihess that the favourable review of
their project's Environmental Management Plan
(EMP) "validates what we've maintained all
along" about the steps taken to protect the
environment and the "extra millions" spent on
this. '
The independent third-party review report
on Albany's EMP, conducted for the Bahamas
Environment, Science and Technology (BEST)
Commission by consultants Black & Veatch
International, largely gave the document a clean.
bill of health. ,
The Black & Veatch report, dated March 10,


Developer spending 'millions
and millions of extra dollars'
to be green friendly

2008, a copy of which has been obtained by
t Tribune Business, said: "Overall, the Albany
EMP provides for substantive mitigation plans
and management practices that, if implemented,
should serve to minimise environmental impacts
from proposed construction and operation activ-
ities."
The concerns expressed by Black & Veatch
were relatively minor, although they are still-
likely to be seized upon and played up by the
SEE page 4B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor .
ISLE of Capri's Grand
Bahama-based casino con-
tinues to struggle to climb out
of the red, as its operating
losses increased by 164.4 per
cent during the rdcently-
closed fiscal 2009 first quar-
ter.
The US gaming giant's


casino at the Our Lucaya
resort saw operating losses
for the three months to July
27, 2008, increase from
$59,000 in the 2007 compara-
tive period to $156,000 this
time around.
That was achieved against
a 6.7 per cent decline in rev-
enues, as Isle-Our Lucaya's
revenues fell from $3.83 mil-
lion a year ago to $3.573 mil-
lion this time around. '


FamGuard in


'final phase'


of Creditor


Life launch

* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
FAMILY
Guardian, the
BISX-listed life
and health
insurer, in "in
the final phases"
of launching its
Creditor Life
product, its
president telling
Tribune. Busi-
ness that the
company was
"expanding on a number of
fronts" to meet client demands.
Patricia Hermanns, who is
also the company's chief execu-
tive, saidthe Creditor Life prod-
uct, which will be targeted at
institutional clients on the ordi-
nary life side, is being rolled-
out in a series of launches that
began in late August.
"That is in the final phases of
the launch," Ms Hermanns said
of Creditor Life. "There has
been growing interest. We have
a variety of companies we have
been working with, and have
implementation dates agreed
with those companies. Most of
them will be at the end of
August, September and Octo-
ber."
Creditor Life is targeted at'
persons and institutions who
provide credit and loans to the

SEE page 3B
pag


'What more' can


Obama ask of us?


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
T H E
Bahamas *is
unlikely to be
"directly target-
ed" by any
moves an Oba-
ma-led adminis-
tration may.
make against so-
called 'tax,
havens', a for-
mer minister
told Tribune
Business yesterday, although,
this nation needed to "keep an
eye" on'the Bill the Democrat-
ic presidential candidate spon-
sored as a senator.
James Smith, minister of state


* Ex-minister says tax
exchange deal should
ensure nation not
targeted by Senator's
anti-international
financial centre
rhetoric, but former
BFSB chair says
Bahamas 'must'
be concerned'
for finance in the former
Christie administration, said giv-
en that the Bahamas had signed
a Tax Information Exchange
Agreement (TIEA) with Wash-
ington, and its financial services
model was not targeted at the
high-end corporate clients the
Obama Bill was focusing on, it
was difficult to see "what more
the US could ask" of this coun-
try.
Mr Obama once more
revealed his intent to target
international financial centres
during his acceptance speech
for the Democratic presidential
nomination last week, accusing
them ot sucking away much-
needed US tax dollars.
Yet Mr Smith said that
because the Bahamas had
decided against adopting the
'double taxation' treaty model,
it had not attracted major cor-
porations to re-domicile from
the US to this nation a major
target for the Obama-sponsored
legislation.
In addition, the Bahamas had
signed a TIEA with Washing-
ton to exchange information on


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Applications from interested parties must be submitted no later than Friday September 12, 2008
at 3:30ppmto:


Sonja Gibson, Marketing Specialis
Esso Standard Oil SA Limited
Division Office, Windsor Field Roa<
PO. CB-10998
Nassau, Bahamas


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A DIRECTOR is a person
appointed by the shareholders
to manage a company.
Two general types
of Directors:
Executive Director
A director who works full-
time in .a company and is
responsible for the daily opera-
tions, strategic planning, man-
agement and business develop-
ment of a company.
Non-Executive Director
A director wh6 does not
work full-time in a company but
attends board meetings and
gives advice to the Board of
Directors.
There is no legal distinction
between an executive director
and a non-executive director.
Both executive and non-exec-
utive directors have the same
legal duties, responsibilities and
potential liabilities.
While the Companies Act
1992 and the International Busi-
ness Companies Act 2000 do
not specifically define a 'direc-
tor', only an 'officer' ofa com-
pany, both Acts do legislatively
reinforce the general fiduciary
duties of a director to manage
the company, act honestly, in,
good faith, and in the best inter-
ests of the company, subject to a
unanimous shareholder agree-
ment and/or the Memorandum
and Articles of Association of
the company.
Directors are also required
to exercise a duty of care, dili-
gence and skill that a reason-
ably prudent person would
exercise in such a position,
whether as an executive director
responsible for the daily opera-
tion and management of the
company, or as a non-executive
director, acting independently
of the actual day-to-day man-
agement of the company.
As fiduciaries, directors have
a legal duty to act in good faith,


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fiduciary position, not place
themselves in positions where
their duties as directors conflict
with their interests, and not act
for their own benefit or the ben-
efit of others without clear,
unequivocal consent from the
principals of the company on
whose behalf they act. Direc-
tors must act in accordance with
the Memorandum and Articles
of Association of the company,
and treat fairly the different
classes of shareholders.
Responsibilities of the
Board of Directors
Establish the vision, mis-
sion and values of the company.
Determine the company's
strategic objectives and policies,
and ensure their effective and
efficient implementation in
alignment with the vision, mis-
sion and values of the company.
Monitor the-company's
overall performance and
progress in achieving those
objectives and policies,
Create, manage;, measure.
and oversee the corporate and
compliance culture of the
organisation.
* Select and appoint mem-
birs of senior management.
Exercise transparency,
responsibility, and accountabil-
ity to the company's stakehold-
ers, primarily its shareholders,
for the company's financial per-
formance and progress.
Appointment oflDirectors
The first directors of a com-:
pany are appointed at incorpo-
ration, normally by the sub-,
scribers to the Memorandum
and Articles of Association.
. Subsequent appointments of


directors are governed by, and
;carried out, in accordance with
the Articles of Association.
Shareholder Agreements
should also be reviewed, and
the relevant provisions of the
Shareholder Agreement applied
as necessary.
The Articles of. Association
normally specify how and when
a Board may fill a vacancy for a
director, appoint additional
directors (up to a maximum
number), or remove a director.
On appointment, a new direc-
tor should sign to signify his or
her consent to act as a director,
execute a director service agree-
ment, obtain the relevant insur-
ances and indemnities, and
receive. a copy of the corporate
documents.'
These documents should
include the Memorandum and
Articles of Association, details
of the business and financial
affairs of the company, recent
Board minutes and manage-
ment accounts, and copies of
the statutory reports/filings for
at least three to five years prior
appointment.
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for the shareholders of a com-
pany and are custodians of its
assets. Therefore, certain legal
and statutory duties are
imposed on them.
Duty to act in good faith
Avoid conflicts of interest
Duty to manage the com-
pany .
Duty to treat different class-
es of shareholders fairly
Since Directors are generally
responsible for the manage-
ment, they may exercise all the
powers of the company. How-
'ever, directors do not have
unlimited powers to run a com-
pany on behalf of shareholders.

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THE TRIBUNE


SEPTEMBER 4/5, 2008, PAGE 3B


Bahamas tourism




dealt further blow


RBC
Royal Bank
of Canada



PROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALE
Contact.Account Officer listed below by using number code for each property.

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THE Bahamian tourism
industry's efforts to further pen-
etrate the European market
have suffered a blow on the air-
lift front, after UK-based tour
operator First Choice blamed
falling demand and profits for
ending its Bahamas service.
First Choice operated fort-
nightly flights to the Bahamas
during the summer, departifig
from Manchester, but will shut
this service in October:
First Choice told British web
site Travel Weekly that "as is


usual business practice for any
tour operator, First Choice con-
tinually evaluates the perfor-
mance of its destinations, ensur-
ing that it understands where it
is performing well.
"Unfortunately, a lack of
demand for Bahamas holidays
has greatly decreased the prof-
itability of this destination."
In the past, First Choice
offered Bahamas holidays from
$1,471.
The operator offered stays at
five New Providence and Par-


adise Island properties, includ-
ing Atlantis, Sandals Royal
Bahamian, the Paradise Island
Harbour Resort, SuperClubs
Breezes and the RIU Paradise
Island.
First Choice will continue to
run programmes in seven other
Caribbean destinations includ-
ing Jamaica, Barbados, the
Dominican Republic, Aruba
and Cuba, indicating that the
Bahamas is becoming increas-
ingly uncompetitive in the
European market.


Government urged to hold-off


on EPA agreement signing


By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Business Reporter

THE main Bahamian pres-
sure group opposing the Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) yesterday said it was
unimpressed by this nation's
services offer, and urged the
Government to hold-off on
signing the deal with the Euro-
pean Union (EU) to focus on
trade relations with the US.
Bahamians Agitating for a
Referendum on Free Trade
(BARF) will next week join
other EPA opponents in Bar-
bados for a demonstration
against the proposed agreement
between the EU and CARI-
FORUM region.
Paul Moss, a leading BARF
member, told TribuneBusiness
yesterday that having seen the
recently-released EPA services
offer for the Bahamas, the
organisation was not impressed
and none of its concerns have
been allayed.
"I am not impressed with the
services offer. It is just that: An
offer to serve. The Bahamas
was never in control, as evi-
denced by the fact that they' do
Giot even know when they are


going to sign it," Mr Moss said.
He added that BARF had no
intentions of slowing down its
protest against the EPA.
"Up. and down the
Caribbean, organizers are
preparing to demonstrate in
Barbados next week to protest
against governments like the
Bahamas that have demon-
strated their arrogance in this
matter. We, in BARF, will be
there to register our extreme
disapproval of our governmen-
t's decision to sign this re-
colonising agreement," Mr
Moss said.
He added that they would
like the Government to recon-
sider the EPA for five basic rea-
sons:'
The fact that the US is the
Bahamas' most important trad-
ing.partner, and the EU is the
smallest
The EU is in the process of
negotiating with South Ameri-
ca. I
Several economists have
condemned this agreement, and
have urged CARIFORUM
countries not to sign.
The Bahamas should wait
until after the US presidential
election, atrd determine the
trading policies of the new,


administration
The need to put in place an
alternative means of raising tax-
es to replace the customs duties
that the Bahamas would lose
by signing the EPA.

Mr Moss said he had always
advocated income tax as the pri-
mary means of taxation. On the
possibility of adopting a value-
added tax (VAT), Mr Moss said
that form. of taxation was not
sufficient in itself to meet the
country's needs and would need
to be combined with another
form of duty.
He added that Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham had been
deafeningly quiet on the mat-
ter, and said he needed to
make some sort of statement to
the Bahamian people, consid-
ering the significance of the
EPA.
Minister Micklyn Seymour
supported Mr Moss's .claims,
and called on the Christian
Council to -speak out on the
matter.
He said he wanted the Gov-
ernment to point out any draw-
backs to signing the EPA to
help Bahamians get a clearer
picture of what the agreement
would mean.. .


(401) Lots#17 & #18 Crown Allot-
ments, Love Hill Settlement, Andros.
Containing a two slorey residence.
Appraised value: $100,000
(806) Lots#1 & #2, Block3 with a par-
cel situated between Lot #1, Block
3, containing a 4 bedroom condo-
minium Sunset. View Villas, West
Bay Street.
Appraised value: $750,000
(400) Property situated in Calabash
Bay on the Island of Andros. 75' x
150' and containing thereon a small
grocery store 480 sq. ft. and an inconi-
plete 3 bed 2 bath house 900 sq. ft.
Appraised value: $65,000.00
(702) Lot #20 with residential prop-
erty located Skyline HIeights.
Appraised value: $280,000
(400) Lot #14 situated in the settle-
ment of Love, Hill on the Island of
Andros totaling 20,000 sq. ft. Property
contains a two storey 5 bedroom,
3 bathroom residence. Appraised
value: $185,000
(902) Lot ofland containing a 2 storey
7 bed/2 bath single family residence
(2,234 sq. ft.) located of Queens High-
way in 'arpum Bay hleuthera.
Appraised value: $77,000
(902) Lot containing commercial
building housing a sports bar, res-
laurant and a 2 storey commercial
building on Queens HighwayiTarpum
Bay Eleuthera. Value: $180,000
(.t06) Lot .#fl3, Block 4 of Coral Wa-
terways, Section One, Coral Harbour,
New Providence with two houses
and a swimming pdbl, #312 N.E
bounded Northwardly by a canal
or waterway of the said Subdivision
known as Flamingo waterway and
running 102.004 ft. Eastwardly by
lot #14 and 146.145ft Southwardly,
by a reservation for a private road,
Appraised Value: $530,000
(433) Lot #27 of Village Allotment #14
in the Eastern District, containing
residence situated on Denver Street
OffParkgate Road in the Ann's Town
Constituency. New Providence. Prop-
erty size 2,500 sq. ft. Building size 990
sq. ft. Appraised value: $50,000
(304) Lot #2 in block #8, Steward
Road, Coral Heights East Subdivi-
sion situated in Western District of
New Providence, approx. size 8,800


- apptox''it ofbulddrin 2 b5B sq. .
S\plrai'.td .jIlue $.I22.T',.'2
(902) Lot of land 94 x 94 x 150 x
150 on Queens Highway just south
of Palmetto Point with a two sto-
l.ey stone building containing two


apartments. Each unit has 3 bed/2
1/2 bath, kitchen, living room and
3 linen closets.
Appraised value: $287,209
(902) Lot (8,000 sq. ft.) situated
Sand's Alley, North Palmetto Point
with incomplete triplex (concrete
structure beltl: course 2,529.6 sq. ft).
Appraised value: $49,414
(105) Lot containing 2 storey bldg.
with three bed, two and a half hbath
residence; -and 30' x 86' situated
Bailey Town, North Bimini.
Appraised value: $235,000
(902) 1I ,11 31 iiuaitd at the irilersec-
tion of Albert & Victoria Streets in
Hatchet Bay containing a 2 storey
concrete building with an incomplete
2bed 1 bath apt and store downstairs.
Property appro)x 2250 sq ft.
Appraised value: $65,000
(908) Lot# 23 located in the Subdivi-
sion of Spring City, Abaco. Contain-
ing a one storey house with 2 bed/1
bath -Wooden Structure -Appraised
value: $60,000
(601) Lot #17 located Village Allotment
with fourplex. Value: $500,000
(701) Lot of land having the number
16 in Block number 16 in Section
Three of the Subdivision called and
known as Sea Breeze Estates situ-
ated in the Eastern District of New
Providence. Property contains a three
bed, two ibath president.
Appraised value: $277.000
(565) Lot IIP, inI Golden Cales-
Estates #2 Su2 d s,,n .silutae in
the South WetMein District of the
island of New Providence Contain-
ing a single storey private residence
3 bedroom 2 bath. Property approx.
size 6,000 sq. ft. Building approxsize
2,400 sq. ft.
Appraised value: $173,176
(808) Lot # 3 Block 24 in the Cen-
treville Subdivision. Building #109/
Eastern side of Collins Avenue, Com-
prising commercial 2,800 Sq ft com-
mercial building.
Appraised value: $582,000.00
(902) Lot # 17 Block 7 in section 'A" of
Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision
Northwest 'ofHatchet Bay containing
a 3 bed/2 bath house.
Appraise, value: $99,000
(701) Lot of land being lot number
't+jBltckhnu Ia ba. = I of.
- lijtimiinJiilaidot b dly.\ t12.

'il low ih lFaoitn Ii-orm tl New
Providence. Property contains three
bed, two bath residence.
Appraised value: $165,000
(203) Lot B 5(0 ft x 115.73 ft situated on


the north side of Shell Fish Road, being
the third lot west of Fire Trail Road and
east of HIamster Road with a one half
duplex residential premises.
Appraised value: TBA.
(901) Lot #32 containing 4 bedroom 2
bath concrete structure located T'fria na
Shores Harbour Island, Eleuthera.
Property size 80' x 120' x 80' 120 ft.
Appraised value: $332,735
(908) L.ot# 52 Crown Allotments located
Murphy Town, Abaco. Containing a
one storey house with 3 bed/2 bath
- Concrete Block Structure.
Appraised value: $200,000
(108) Lot#1 Block #6 Winton Heights
Subdivision. Easter District, NE The
property is approximately 14,834
square feein total. Propertycontains
a house of 2963 sq ft.
Appraised value: TIBA
(902) Parcel of land located on the
south side of Dry HIill Road in Pal-
mnetto Point containing 1.087 acres
with partially started sl ructure,
Appraised value $38,000
(902) Lot#30 situated in Love Hill Es-
tates just north of Governor's Harbour
conitainin.g a3bed12 bath residence.
Appraised value $245,154
(902) Lot of land containing 3 bed
/2 bath residence in North Palmetto*
Point as $129000
(810) Lot #60 Skyline lakes Subdi-
visioon ,pprnmjini tely 13,000 square
.foet containing a sptli let l residence
about 10 years old. Living space is
approx 2.633 'q Ift, n i oh covered patios
pprox 4-80 h. I a I ways& drive-
way- iapprux L0W2 ;q ft. Located on
theground floor is the garage, foyer,
powder room, 2 bedrooms with clos-
ets, 1 complete bathroom, sunken
living room, dining room, kitchen,
play room & utility room. Located
on the upper floor is the master bed-
room & bathroom, walk-in closets &
tiled balcony.
Appraised. value: $453,000
(800) One storybuilding on property
locatedon eastern side of Dumping
Ground Corner about 200feet south
of Poinciana Drive. AppraisedValue
:$43,000,.
(910) Lot #12 Maderia Park, a small
subdivision on the outskirts ofTreas-
tire Cay, Abaco having an area of 9,444
square feet residence containiriga con-
crete block st ructure with asphalt shin-
- gleror.nnupr. sof-wths edmn.

?Appr
(..01 -N) Single Family Residence-
810 sq ft, 2 bed,1 bath. Lot # 3 Block
#1 Eastville Subdivision Eastern
District,New Providence Appraised
Value:$ 65,000


FROM page 1B

public, itself providing insur-
ance coverage to mitigate the
risk a loan would not be repaid
if the borrower died.
"We're launching a variety of
products and expanding on a
number of fronts," Ms Her-
manns said of Family Guardian,
the wholly-owned subsidiary of
BISX-listed FamGuard Corpo-
ration.
"We want to remain relevant
in the market today and address
the issues that are out there.
What we are trying to do is
expand the product base to
meet the demands from our
customers and the country at
last."
That has involved the cre-
ation of two new Family
Guardian subsidiaries, FG
Financial, which will provide
pensions and investments ser-
vices, and FG Capital Markets,
which will deliver brokerage
and corporate advisory services.
In addition, Family
Guardian's three investment
fund sub-funds the FG Finan-
cial Preferred Income Fund, the


FG Financial Diversified Fund
and the FG Financial Growth
Fund had all been structured
with diversity in mind, mean-
ing that the returns they deliv-
ered would not be "wiped out"
by the Bahamian equities mar-
ket decline.
Ms Hermanns explained that
the equity investments made by
the three sub-funds were
"mixed in" with other securi-
ties and investments, helping to
dilute the equities market
downturn, which to date has
wiped at least 12 per cent off
the BISX All-Share Index.
The FG Financial Preferred
Income Fund is invested pri-
marily in fixed-income securi-
ties, such as government bonds,
mortgages and certificates of
deposit; the FG Financial
Diversified Fund is invested in a
mix of equities and fixed
income securities; and the FG
Financial Growth Fund is 75
per cent weighted towards equi-
ties.
With the latter fund, Ms Her-
manns explained that the 25 per
cent held in other investment
assets would help "offset the
negative impact of the market


downturn. It is better positioned
to provide a return".
"We are gaining customers
daily. We are'getting a lot of
interest from the public," Ms
Hermanns said. "On our pen-
sions business, our brokerage
business, we are seeing the
numbers grow."
Meanwhile, the three new
products launched by Family
Guardian in its Home Service
division had been "very well
received" by the market. These
were a death benefits policy to
cover final funeral expenses; a
family policy, to cover the
whole family; and an endow-
ment-type investment policy.,
"They were launched at the
beginning of July and we are
running the numbers now," Ms
Hermanns said. "There is'a
demand for the products that
were launched, and we're antic-
ipating the growth of the busi-
ness from that angle."
Ms Hermanns said Family
Guardian's Exuma branch
office was set to open this
month, and the company was
also looking to expand its gen-
eral insurance agency sub-
sidiary.


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(902) 0.281 acre of vacant land off
Queen's Highway in the settlement
of Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera.
Appraised value $31,320
(701 l UI i-lopc,'td lot #149. Sea-
fan Lane; L..ucayan Beach Subdivi-
.sion. Grand Bahama, 18,750 sq ft.-
Appraised value: TBA
(402) Lot 89. Block7 Aberdeen Drive,
Bahamia West Replat Subdivision,
Freeport, Grand Bahama, consist-
ing of 12,100 square feet.
Appraised value $51,000)
(723) Vacant lot # 20 comprising a
portion of the Murphy Town Crown
Allotment # 72 situated in Murphy
'town, Abaco, lBahamas.,
Appraised value: $18,000
(902) Vacant Lots #s 5 & 6 in Block 3
of Club Estates Subdivision located
North of Rick Sound Eleutheracom-
prising of 1.48 acres.
Appraised value: 55M0( "
(902) Vacant lot of land situated in
South Palmellto Point, Eleuthera meas-
uring I71 -,'.1'a2 I1' Appraised
value: $38,000


COMM ERCIAL BANKING
CENTRE
Tel: 242-356-8568
(800) Mrs. Monique Crawford
(802) Mr. Brian Knowles
(805) Mr. Jerome Pinder
(806) Mrs Lois Hollis
(807) Mr. Lester-Cox
(808) Mrs. DaShann Clare-Paul
(81(0) ,' E ItLaPaige Gardincr
PALMDALE SHOPPING
CENTRE BRANCH
Tel: 242-322-4426/9
or 242-302-3800
(201) Ms. NicolaWalker
(202) Mr. Robert Pantry
(205) Mrs. Cedricka Clarke
NASSAU INT'L AIRPORT
Tel: 242-377-7179
(433) Mrs. Suzette Hall-Moss
GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR,
ELEUTHERA
Tel: 242-332-2856/8
(902) Mr. Brian Hanina
HARBOUR ISLAND BRANCH
Tel: 242-333-2230


(908) Vacant residentialoAt# 30 com-
prising of 1.02 acre located.Dun-
das Town, Abaco, Appraised value:
$20,000
(565) Vacant lot #5 located Eleuthera
island Shores, Seaside Drive Section B,
Bli:ck#15, Eleuthera,. 9,691. sq.ft:, '
Appraised value: $27,619.92
(800) Vacant property located Baha-.
.mia South. Block 1.6 lot 9A, Freep-
ort, Grand Bahama consisting of
24,829.20 sq.ft.
Appraised value $52,000
(565) Vacant Lot #9(11,406.65 sq. ft.)
situated ii Mango Lane Section "B"
Block #15, Eleuthera Island Shores
on the Island of Eleuthera.
Appraised value: $50,189
(902) Lot #46, Block #32, Bahamia.
Section IXFreeport, Grand Bahama
901 ft wide along Stratford Way and
150 ft along Stratford Court.
Appraised value: $26,000
(909) Vacant residential Lot# 63(7800
sq. Ft.) Crown Allotments located Mur-
phy Town, Abaco.


Appraised value: $18,000
(108) Vacant'Single Family. Lot #5
Block F Bahamia South Sub
Appraised value $35,700-
(1.08) Vacant canal lot #71 Silver Cove
Court, Silier Cove Subdivision. Zoned:
Tourist Commercial. Approxirfiately
0.4 acre. Appraised value $175,000
(108) Vacant Single Family vot #5
Block #5 Unit #1 Devonshire
. Appraised value $30,000
(108).. Vacant Single Family Lot#9Blk
#14 Sherwood Forest Sub Unit #2
Appraised value $27,700
(702) Undevelopedlots#4A, 16,17,18
and 19 located Chapman Estates, West
Bay. Appraised value $348,000
(802) Vacant Commercial Lot No:
3A, Block 60 Bahamia Subdivision
VI containing 3 acres located Freep-
ort. Grand Bahama. Appraised Value
$750,000


OFFICER


ANDROS TOWN
Tfl: 242-368-2071
(400) Mrs. Rose Bethel
NASSAU MAIN BRANCH
Tel: 242-322-8700
(701) Mrs, Stephanie Saunders
(702) Ms. Cherelle
Martinborough
JFK DRIVE BRANCH
TIl: 242-325-4711
(401) Mr. james Strachan
(402) Mrs. Chandra Gilbert
PRINCE CHARLES
SHOPPING CENTRE
Tel: 242-393-7505/8
.(501) Mr. Keith Lloyd
(505) Ms. Patricia Russell
CABLE BEACH
Tel: 242-327-6077
(466) Mrs. Winnifred Roberts
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO
Tel: 242-367-2420
(908) Mr. Antonio Eyma
(909) Mrs. Sylvia Poitier
(910) Cyprianna Williams
BIMINI BRANCH


GRAY'S, LONG ISLAND
Tel: 242-337-0101
(100) Mrs Lucy Wells
LOAN COLLECTION CENTRE
Tel: 242-394-3560
(716) Mrs. Ingrid Simon
(717) Mrs. Nancy Swaby
(723) Ms. Deidre King
(724) Mrs. Faye Higgs
(725) Ms. Marguerite Johnson
(565) Mrs. Catherine Davis
MACKEY STREET
Tel: 242-393-3097
(601) Mrs. Anastacia Knowles
BAY & VICTORIA BRANCH
Tel: 242-322-2451/3
(301) Ms. Thyra Johnson
(304) Mrs. Alicia Thompson
FREEPORT, MAIN BRANCH
Tel: 242-352-6631/2
(101-F) Ms. Garnell Frith
(102) Ms. Elaine Collie
(103) Mrs. Damita Cartwright
(108) Ms. Sylvie Carey
LYFORD CAY BRANCH
Tel: 242-362-4540/4037


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
4 bed, 3 1/2 bath, split level house
located on lots 4 & 5, block 5

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Property comprises 59,395 sq. ft. or 1.364 acres


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Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before September 19, 2008.
For further information, please contact: 356-1608 or 502-0929


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01) Ms.Velderine Laroda Tel: 242-347-3031 (101-N) Mrs. LndseyPeterson



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Bahamas-based dealer takes Emerald Bay lead


FROM page 1B

only complete the purchase, but also
complete the full build-out of Emerald
Bay and take the resort property for-
ward. It was then that Mr Weisfisch
stepped up to the plate and took the
lead role.
Minister
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is
said not to have been keen on the
Weisfisch proposal, but is thought to
have been encouraged to reconsider it
via an intense lobbying effort mount-
ed by the Israell trader's attorneys.
Mr Weisfisch is understood to have
been keen on hotel ownership in the
Bahamas for some time, Tribune Busi-
ness having revealed several years ago
how he was considering a project on


Hotel Corporation-owned land in
Eleuthera with his brother, Amir.
That, though, seemed to stall after
the two brothers had a bitter falling
out that resulted in numerous legal
battles and complex cross-border liti-
gation in the courts of the Bahamas
and the UK.
Emerald Bay has acted as Exuma's
main economic engine, attracting
additional foreign direct investment
to the island. It employs almost 500
staff, and features an 18-hole Greg
Norman Golf Course, two restau-
rants, three pools, spa, six meeting
rooms and 450-person capacity ball-
room.
Other investment projects previ-
ously attracted to the Emerald Bay
vicinity include the resort's Pinnacle
Entertainment-managed $5 million
casino, the $110 million Grand Isle
Villas development, plus the 80/50


fractional ownership component.
A shopping complex has also
opened at Emerald Bay, the anchor
retailer being the Emerald Isle super-
market. The complex also includes
businesses such as Scotiabank and
Mail Boxes Etc.
Deputy
David Johnson, deputy director-
general in the Ministry of Tourism
with responsibility for planning,-
investment and business develop-
ment, warned last year that the Four
Seasons needed to become a sus-
tainable, profitable resort, and the
Bahamas could not afford for it to
fail.
He said then that factors such as
building costs being about 40 per cent
higher per square foot than they are
in Nassau, had retarded Emerald


Bay's growth and kept it from reach-
ing the development its owners had
previously predicted.
Mr Johnson said of Emerald Bay:
"The property was conceived to be a
mixed-use project, with 185 keys
under the Four Seasons brand. The
vast majority of the property was to
be for mixed-use, condos and hun-
dreds of lots sold for significant fam-
ily homes.
"After four years of operation,
they have developed very little of the
sold inventory. There's been a lot of
trading of the land by the owners,
but the cost of building is prohibi-
tive.
"The buildings costs, the numbers
suggest, are in excess of 40 per cent
higher per square foot to build."
Costs to construct such properties
in Nassau were $500 per square foot,


while in Exuma the price was $800
per square foot.
Mr Johnson also underlined the
impact the relatively high building
costs on Exuma, compared to Nas-
sau, were having on Emerald Bay's
margins. He pointed out that con-
crete there cost $200 per yard, where-
as in Nassau it cost $125 per yard.
"The hotel, with a golf course and
spa, as a 185-room resort of Four
Seasons' calibre, can only be prof-
itable if it has a much larger customer
base outside those rooms," Mr John-
son said.
Resort
He added that the resort needed to
build out to 700-800 units to get close
to profitability, whereas it was cur-
rently closer to 300-400 units.


management protocols in the
EMP were "not as detailed or
comprehensive" as those includ-
ed in spill prevention, control
and countermeasures embod-'
ied in US regulations, or up to
what was "generally recognized
as standard industry practice".
The report concluded: "While


Prime development site located in the heart of Downtown,
Nassau provides an excellent opportunity for a commercial,
residential or mixed use development within the proposed re-
urbanization master plan for DowntoVw Nassau and the
Harbourfront. This parcel is located in the Living Waterfront
District which will consist mainly of residential developments
with supporting retail, commercial and marina facilities.
PROPERTY FEATURES
3.94 acre site 826 ft. of water frontage on Nassau Harbour
394 ft. of frontage on Bay Street 5 min, walk to the city center
Magnificent views of Paradise Island & The Atlantis Resort
Three buildings on the property:
Main warehouse 21,250 SF Small storage area 1,569 SF
2-storey retail building 10,384 SF
www.bahamasrealty.bs/563582


Black & Veatch International
has noted instances where indi-
vidual management plans or
practices could be enhanced to
meet US Environmental Pro-
tection Agency or Florida
requirements and standards,
[the Albany developers] and
their consultants have devel-
oped an EMP that adequately
addresses the key activities that
are anticipated to present risks
of environmental impacts and
degradation."
The Black & Veatch report
said Albany, whose major
shareholders are Lyford Cay
billionaire Joe Lewis, plus
golfers Tiger Woods and Ernie
Els, had committed to provide
BEST with more plans and
information "at some point in
the future".


This included plans for "an
overhead mist system",
designed to combat insects and
odour, which are supposed to
be submitted to BEST a mini-
.mum of 90 days prior to the
start of Phase II construction.
BEST is also supposed to
review and approve a sand
nourishment programme, and
receive plans for Albany's
Phase II. storm water drainage
plans.
In addition, Albany had com-
mitted to informing BEST of
any blasting work required "at
least two weeks' prior to the
scheduled date, "to enable suf-
ficient time for dialogue and
agreement on this issue".
Christopher Anand, Albany's
managing partner, told Tribune
Business in an interview that


NOTICE

IN THE ESTATES OF ANTHONY WHYLLY
AND ARRON WINFIELD WHYLLY both of
Mount Pleasant Village in the Western District
of the Island of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having claim or
demand against the above Estates are required to send the
same the duly certified in writing to the Undersigned on or
before Friday the 3rd day of October A.D., 2008 after which
date the Executrix will proceed to distribute the assets having
regard only to the claims of which she shall then have had notice

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

MICHELLE Y. CAMPBELL & CO.
Chambers
#55 Mackey Street
P.O. Box N-9180
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorney for the Administatrix










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SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS

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a statutory agency responsible for the oversight, supervision and
regulation of the investment funds, securities and capital markets in or
from The Bahamas, as well as the supervision of Financial and Corporate
Service Providers, invites applications from qualified Bahamians for the
following position:

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Responsibilities:
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Applications should be received no later than September 5, 2008


the project had already com-
plied with one suggestion made
by Black & Veatch in its EMP
review, having named Rochelle
Newbold as the single person
for ensuring all the develop-
ment's activities met the EMP
requirements.
"My overall view of this envi-
ronmental process is that both
governments held us to the
highest standards," Mr Anand
said. "That is demonstrated by
the volume of evaluation and
testing to get an Environmental
Impact Assessment approved,
which was contingent on an
EMP approval.".
He added that under the for-
mer Christie administration,
apart from BEST and Black &
Veatch as its third party review-
" er, the then-Prime Minister had
his own environmental consul-
tant, meaning the' developers'
environmental submissions
were reviewed by three sepa-
rate parties.
"A full and thorough evalua-
tion was conducted," Mr Anand
said. "This report really vali-
dates what I've maintained all
along. We did not sign a Heads
of Agreement until this process
was complete. And it was sub-
ject to an EMP that took two
years to complete.
"We've made major design
changes to make this project as
environmentally friendly as pos-
sible."
Among the changes outlined
by Mr Anand was Albany's
decision not to proceed.with its
initial plans for a system of


canals in the northern part of
its 565-acre. development site,
while the project will be the
'anchor customer' for the $15
million wastewater treatment
plant being developed by its
affiliate, New Providence
Development Company.
Mr Anand said Albany had
also reduced the amount of
lakes for its golf course from 60
acres to 20 acres.
To line the golf course lakes,
he said Albany was using a
more expensive material,
sourced from Europe, that had
a 99 per cent success rate in pre-
venting water seepage and pen-
etration. The standard material
used in the Bahamas, Mr
Anand said, often leaked.
He added that Albany was
also using sheet piling in its
marina "at a considerable cost,
millions of dollars. We're spend-
ing millions and millions of
extra dollars" on environmental
sustainability.
Mr Anand said that instead
of depleting New Providence's
water table and resources, as
Albany had been accused of,
the developers were actually
protecting it by using grey water
- a by-product of the wastewater
treatment process to irrigate
the golf course.
"There is water under our
lands, but they're abandoned
wellfields, as they've been over-
pumped historically. They
haven't been producing for a
long time, and the water sup-
ply has been depleted," Mr
Anand said.


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environmental lobby opposed
to Albany, led by reearth's Sam
Duncombe.
The report noted, in particu-
lar, that marina and land spill


Management

Employment Opportunity

Position Available -

Assistant Chief Engineer

A leading hotel invites qualified persons in the above
mentioned field to apply for the position of Assistant Chief
Engineer.

The successful candidate must possess the following:

* A minimum of 5 years experience as a Supervisor in the'
Engineering Department

* Must be proficient in Preventative Maintenance
Programs

* Must possess a proven record of Team Leadership
skills, and able to work with little or no supervision.

* Must possess strong interpersonal, communication,
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7$1.8bn Mayaguana project still moving


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

WORK on the $1.8 billion dol-
lar joint venture project for
Mayaguana appears to be on track
and is continuing, the deputy prime
minister told Tribune Business yes-
terday.
Brent Symonette said that as far
as he was aware, there were no con-
cerns regarding the project.
The development is a joint ven-


ture between the Government, in
the shape of the Hotel Corporation,
and the Boston-based I-Group, and
will include a mixed-use resort on
the island. Both parties own the
project through the Mayaguna
Development Company.
Although responsibility for the
development had been transferred
to the Ministry of Tourism during
the last Cabinet reshuffle, Mr
Symonette said that from all
accounts things were progressing
well, particularly following the


pounding the southern Bahamas
has taken with Tropical Storm Han-
na.
Mr Symonette said workmen
were still working on the island, and
a shipment of building supplies
recently arrived in Nassau to be tak-
en to Mayaguana.
He added that Sir Baltron Bethel,
the Hotel Corporation's managing
director, was recently in Boston'to
meet the I- Group developers.
They were still deeply commit-
ted to the people of Mayaguana and


to the project, Mr Symonette said of
the developers.
During the 2008-2009 Budget
debate, Mr Symonette said work
on the development would be done
on a reduced scope due to deterio-
rating worldwide economic condi-
tions.
The development covers some
10,000 acres and includes an air-
port, utilities, marina village, resi-
dential lots, private villas and con-
dos, a boutique resort and nature
preserves.


OBAMA, from 1B


both civil and criminal tax mat-
ters, which gave the US author-
ities a legal route to obtain
information on their citizens
suspected of using this nation
to hide assets from the Internal
Revenue Service. (IRS).
"I don't see us being directly
targeted, but you never know
the Americans," Mr Smith told
Tribune Business.
"The Bahamas doesn't have
the kind of companies that
would be under the watch the
Obama Bill prescribes. And
because of our TIEA, we've
met the IRS criteria for the
exchange 'of information on tax
matters with respect to US citi-
zens.
"What more could you be


asking for when you're saying
you're going to go after tax
havens, go after Americans hid-
ing their earnings, when we
don't have any double tax
treaties at all, and are not the
headquarters for large compa-
nies.
"And if the Americans are
looking for records regarding
their citizens, they can get them
through existing law.".
Mr Smith said that during his
time in government office, he
understood that the US had
submitted two to three requests
under the TIEA for informa-
tion on Bahamian financial ser-
vices industry clients who had
been indicted in the US.
"They haven't really used it
that much," Mr Smith said of
the TIEA. "Many of our finan-
cial institutions now refuse to
do business with US clients."


While the Bahamas would
need to watch an Obama presi-
dency, and the progress of the
Bill he previously sponsored,
carefully when it came to safe-
guarding its financial services
industry, Mr Smith said the likes
of Bermuda and the Cayman
Islands were directly in the line
of fire because they harboured
the type of business the presi-
dential candidate is targeting.
Together with Senators Carl
Levin and Norm Coleman, the
Stop Tax Haven Abuse Bill
being sponsored by Mr Obama
aims to impose tougher require-
ments on US taxpayers using
international financial centres,
close loopholes and tax shelters,
and strengthen penalties against
promoters.
Since then, in their latest mis-
sive, Senators Levin and Cole-
man have urged that banks in


international financial centres
who fail to disclose accounts
held for US citizens be
penalised by having their Qual-
ified Intermediary (QI) status
renloved.
That would be a powerful
weapon, as removing QI status
would effectively cut off access
to US markets for financial
institutions.
The duo have also urged that
the QI agreements be tough-
ened by requiring that partici-


pating institutions disclose all
US clients, with the QI audit
also strengthened.
Michael Paton, a former
Bahamas Financial Services
Board (BFSB) chairman, told
Tribune Business that the
Bahamas "must be concerned"
about Senator Obama's contin-,
ued rhetoric against interna-
tional financial centres.
"We must be prepared to lob-
by, at the Government level,
that the Bahamas is not harmful


to the US, and as an interna-
tional financial centre we facil-
itate investment in the US," the
Lennox Paton partner said.
Mr Paton added that he was
"a bit dismayed,' by the fact that
the US and its politicians con-
tinued to push forward with an
anti-international financial cen-
tre, despite the TIEA and other
agreements and co-operation
this nation had entered into to
combat money laundering and
terror financing.


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Bush administration to roll out $1 bn economic aid package


through the Dardanelles on its
way to Georgia on Wednesday,
as the Bush administration pre-
pared to roll out a $1 billion
economic aid package for the
ex-Soviet republic.
The multiyear proposal calls
for spending about half of the
total in the administration's
remaining five months in office
and recommending that the
incoming president and his
team continue funding the pro-
ject when they take over in Jan-
uary, a senior official said.
The White House and State
Department intend on Wednes-
day afternoon to jointly
announce the aid package,
which follows a fact-finding and
assessment mission to Georgia
by Reuben Jeffrey, a senior US
diplomat who returned from the


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TBILISI, Georgia (AP) A
US Navy ship loaded with
humanitarian aid steamed






ra I- si
Ion "ond.ays


country last week, the official
told the AP.
Jeffrey has recommended
that assistance be sped to Geor-
gia to help it rebuild its econo-
my and infrastructure that was
destroyed by Russian tanks,
troops and airstrikes, according
to the official, who spoke on
condition of anonymity ahead
of the announcement.
Vice President Dick Cheney
is due to arrive in Georgia on
Thursday from Azerbaijan as
part of a swing through three
former Soviet republics to
emphasize US interest and sup-
port.
The Russian consul in Geor-
gia, meanwhile, said Russia
closed its embassy there and
halted consular operations after
Georgia severed diplomatic ties
following last month's war.
The diplomatic suspension
means no new applications for
Russian entry visas will be
accepted, a blow to Georgians
who have relatives in Russia 6r
other ties there. Hundreds of
thousands of ethnic Georgians
live in Russia, many with Russ-
ian citizenship.
"A break-off of diplomatic
ties is an action that has a
price," Russian Foreign Min-


istry spokesman Andrei
Nesterenko said in Moscow. He
said thehministry is considering
other measures.
The diplomatic break follows
a five-day war and Moscow's
recognition of two separatist
Georgia regions, South Ossetia
and Abkhazia, as independent
nations. The conflict has
brought tensions between
Moscow and the West to their
highest level since the end of
the Soviet Union.
"Now I cannot get to.Russia
to see my wife," Vakhtang
Tsereteli, a Georgian whose
wife is a Russian citizen and
lives in Moscow, said outside
the consulate Wednesday. "I
don't know what to do."
The United States has
already sent two military ships
bearing aid to Georgia, and the
USS Mount Whitney steamed
through the Dardanelles early
Wednesday and was expected
to pass through the Bosporus
later in the day. The two Turk-
ish-controlled straits link the
Mediterranean to the Black
Sea.
One of the other US ships,
the USS McFaul, sailed back
through the straits toward the
Mediterranean late Monday.


"We don't understand what
American ships are doing on
the Georgian shores, but this is
a question of taste, it's a deci-
sion by our American col-
leagues," Russian Prime Min-
ister Vladimir Putin said Tues-
day. "The second question is
why the humanitarian aid is
being delivered on naval ves-
sels armed with the newest
rocket systems."
Russia's reaction to NATO
ships "will be calm, without any
sort of hysteria. But of course,
there will be an answer," Inter-
fax quoted Putin as saying dur-
ing a visit to Uzbekistan.
The conflict erupted August 7
after Georgia launched an
assault on the Russian-backed
South Ossetia province in a bid
to bring it under central gov-
ernment control.
Russian forces swiftly
repelled the offensive and drove
deep into Georgia, whose
staunchly pro-Western Presi-
dent Mikhail Saakashvili has
angered Moscow by seeking
NATO membership for the
Caucasus nation.
Georgia straddles a major
westward route for oil and gas
from Central Asia and the
Caspian Sea and has become


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general law or by the Articles of
Association or Shareholders
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The ambit of a director's
authority may be restricted by
provisions of the Companies
Act or International Business
Companies Act, the Articles of
Association (this may include
provisions and restrictions on
borrowing by the company) and
the Shareholders Agreement
(wh;ire applicable).
The Articles of Association
usually entitle the Board of
Directors to delegate powers to
individual directors as appro-
priate. However, directors must
act collectively as a Board to


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Current resume detailing employment history and career
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Details of any other funding sources

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his legal representatives to be
indemnified by the company
against all costs, charges and
expenses that may reasonably
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of any civil, criminal or admin-
istrative action or proceeding
to which he is made a party by
reason of being, or having been,
a director of that company.
Section 57 of the Interna-
tional Business Companies Act
2000 allows a director the same
protection, subject to any limi-
tations in the company's Mem-
orandum or Articles of Associ-
ation, or in any unanimous
shareholder agreement.
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nification is only permissible to
directors and their legal repre-
sentatives of both Companies
Act companies and IBCs if such
'directors acted honestly, in good
faith and in the best interest of
the company. They must also
have had reasonable grounds
for believing that their conduct
was lawful in the case of a crim-
inal or administrative action or


proceeding, involving a Com-
panies Act company, which is
enforced by a monetary penalty.

Director's and Officer's
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Since directors and officers
may be personally liable to any
party that may have an interest
in the affairs of the company
for damages, legal costs and
expenses in relation to a breach
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ny, shareholders or creditors.
Under Section 122 of the
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director against liability
incurred by him in his capacity
as a director of the company.
Section 58 of the IBC Act
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rated under that Act to pur-
chase and maintain insurance
for a director, registered agent,


officer or liquidator against lia-
bility incurred by such persons
acting in their capacity as direc-
tor, registered agent, officer or
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such coverage.
Prospective, and newly-
appointed directors would be
advised to seek independent
advice and review of the indem-
nification and insurance cover-
age offered by their companies,
and extent of their personal pro-
tection against claims, actions
and proceedings for litigious.
issues involving the company.
Since directors and officers
cannot rely on the separate legal
personality of their companies,
as enunciated in Salomon v.
Salomon, indemnification and
insurance coverage should be a
primary consideration in the
exhaustive list of requirements
before accepting an offer to act
as director.

(c) 2006. Tyrone L. E.
Fitzgerald. All rights reserved.
NB: The information con-
tained in this article does not
constitute nor is it a substitute
for legal advice. Persons reading
this article and/or column, gen-
erally, are ,encouraged to seek
the relevant legal advice and
assistance regarding issues that
may affect them and may relate
to the information presented..

Tyrone L E. Fitzgerald is an
attorney with Fitzgerald &
Fitzgerald, Counsel. Should
you have any comments regard-
ing this article, you may con-
tact Mr Fitzgerald at Suite 212,
Lagoon Court Building, Olde
Towne Mall at Sandyport, West
Bay St., P. 0. Box CB-11173,
Nassau, Bahamas or at
tyrone@tlefitzgeraldgroup.com


the focus of a struggle for
regional clout between Russia
and the West.
On Wednesday, the Euro-
pean Parliament appealed to
Russia to "honour all its com-
mitments" to withdraw its
troops under a cease-fire agree-
ment with Georgia.
The EU parliament also con-
demned alleged looting carried
out by Russian forces and
linked militia groups in Georgia,
and it criticized the use of clus-
ter bombs by both Russian and
Georgian military officials.
NATO Secretary-General
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer is sched-
uled to visit Georgia Sept. 15-
16, said a spokeswoman for
Saakashvili's office, Nato Part-
skhvaladze.
NATO declined to offer
Georgia a road map for mem-
bership at an April summit, in
part because of concerns about
angering Russia, but the alliance
assured Georgia it will eventu-
ally join.

Associated Press writers
Matthew Lee in Washington,
Steve Gutterman in Tbilisi and
.David Nowak and Mansur
Mirovalev in Moscow con-
tributed to this report.


Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45,of 2000)

TRINITY PREFERENCE
HOLDINGS LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4) of the
International Business*Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000), TRINITY .
PREFERENCE HOLDINGS LIMITED has been dissolved and
struck off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution is-
sued by the Registrar General on the 1st day of August, 2008.


Slaney Limited
80 Broad Street
Monrovia, Liberia
Liquidator


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Approximately 500 feet east of the Village Road Round About

Interested persons, should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Manager, Credit Risk Management, P.O. Box N-7518,
Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before September 29, 2008.
For further information, please contact:
356-1608 or 502-0929


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SEPTEMBER 4/5, 2008, PAGE 7B


Boeing workers vote on contract


* By TIM KLASS
Associated Press Writer

SEATTLE (AP) The
workers who assemble The
Boeing Company's commercial
planes and some of its key
components prepared to vote
Wednesday on the company's
"best and final" contract offer,
with union leaders recom-
mending they reject the deal
and go out on strike.
Despite $5,000 in signing
bonuses and raises averaging
11 per cent over the proposal's
three-year span, leaders of the
International Association of
Machinists and Aerospace
Workers have said the offer
falls short.


The contract covers'more,
than 27,000 commercial air-
plane production workers in
three states about 25,000
workers in the Puget Sound
region represented by the
union's District Lodge 751;
about 1,500 in District 24 in
Gresham, Oregon, a Portland
suburb; and about 750 in Dis-
trict 70 in Wichita, Kan.
Key issues include pay, out-
sourcing and retirement and
health care benefits.
On Wednesday, members
are scheduled to cast two bal-
lots: one to accept or reject
Boeing's latest offer and anoth-
er on whether to begin a strike.
A simple majority is required
to reject the contract, and a


two-thirds majority is needed
to call a strike, which would
trigger a work, stoppage at
12:01am Thursday, when the
current contract expires.
Results of the vote are
expected Wednesday night.
. The average Boeing machin-
ist earns $27 an hour, or about
$56,000 a year, before overtime
and incentives.
In 2005, about 18,400
machinists in the Pacific North-
west and Wichita, Kansas,
struck for four weeks, forcing
the company to halt commer-
cial airplane production.
The machinists assemble
Boeing's commercial planes
and some key components.
Gary N Chaison, an indus-


trial relations professor at
Clark University in Worcester,
Mass., said he had been fol-
lowing developments closely
and rated the possibility of a
strike at about 50-50.
"The parties are going right
to the edge of the cliff," Chai-
son said.
"This is a situation that's ripe
for miscalculation."
Boeing has about an eight-
year backlog of deliveries and
would lose as much as $100
million a day in deferred rev-
enue as well as further delays in
delivery of the new 787 com-
mercial jet, analysts said,
adding that riveters, electri-
cians, painters and other work-
ers would be hard-pressed to


recover lost wages from plum
jobs in an otherwise bleak
economy.
The union previously struck
for 140 days in 1948, 19 days
in 1965, 45 days in 1977, 48
days in 1989 and 69 days in
1995.
There have been no talks
since Boeing's third offer was
presented last Thursday and
none are scheduled, although
both sides have been indepen-
dently in contact with the Fed-
eral Mediation and Concilia-
tion Service since negotiations
began in early May.
Connie Kelliher, a spokes-
woman for District 751, said
word from the rank and file
indicated a strike vote well over


the two-thirds minimum.
"Certainly, what I have been
hearing from the workers, it's
not going to be close," she said.
Boeing spokesman Tim
Healy would not say whether
the company had made any
security or other preparations
for a strike.
"We're still optimistic,"
Healy said.
"This is a very good offer,"
he added.
Besides the wage hikes, the
offer includes pension increas-
es and a three per cent cost-of-
living adjustment, bringing total
gains in pay and benefits to an
average $34,000 over three
years, according to the compa-
ny.


Legal Notice

NOTICE



CREPE MOUNTAIN VALLEY INC.




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





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE



HYBRIDNATION LIMITED




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




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Li4uidator)


Legal Notice

NOTICE



KIPLING BAY VENTURES LTD.

-. -


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





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


LEADING GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY

Requires a Technical Officer


SUMIT


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 wording, 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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9.68 8.50 Bank of Bahamas 8.50 8.50 0.00 0.643 0.160 13.2 1.88%
0.99 0.85 Benchmark 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.823 0.020 N/M 2.25%
3.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49 < 3.49 0.00 0.209 0.090 16.7 2.58%
2.70 1.62 Fidelity Bank 2.37 2.37 0.00 0.055 0.040 43.1 1.69%
14.12 10.80 Cable Bahamas 14.11 14.12 0.01 1.000 1.224 0.240 11.5 1.70%
3.15 2.85 Colina Holdings 2.88 2.88 0.00 0.046 0.040 62.6 1.39%
8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (Si) 6.79 6.74 -0.05 6.752 0.449 0.300 15.0 4.45%
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14.75 11.54 FirstCaribbean Bank 11.55 11.55 0.00 0.550 0.450 21.0 3.90%
6.10 5.05 Focol (S) 5.49 5.49 0.00 4000 0.385 0.140 14.3 2 55%
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1.00 0.41 Freeport Concrete 0.44 0.44 0.00 0.035 0.000 12.6 0.00%
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Allowing employees to


telecommute can require


different management style


* By JOYCE M
ROSENBERG .
AP Business Writer


NEW YORK (AP) With
gasoline prices expected to
remain uncomfortably high,
many small businesses are let-
ting some of their staffers work
at home. And some owners are
discovering that allowing
employees to telecommute can
B require a different manage-
ment style, and.some basic
trust.
Having telecommuters can
be challenging for a boss who's
used to having everyone in the
office in plain sight and who
now has much less control over
someone who's working in
pajamas with "The View" on
TV in the background. Or a
staffer who takes time away
p from work during the day to
start cooking dinner or walk
the dog.
Owners can find themselves
worrying about the work get-
ting done, although it should
be clear from telecommuters'
output whether their produc-
tivity is suffering, or whether
CE they're meeting deadlines.
Lloyd Princeton, who owns a
H UCK consulting firm with offices on
both coasts, has seven employ-
oees, including one who
k telecommutes.
Princeton said he Wonders
about what his home-based
staffer is doing.
"The biggest issue I have is
tracking time and knowing
when he's working," said
Princeton, the president of
Design Management Co. "The
doubt starts to happen when
he has offsite meetings var-
ious doctor appointments or
the vet."
But, Princeton said, "he gets
the work done. He does quali-
ty work for clients."
'Princeton said he tries to
z. find a balance in general with


his staffers "I tend to pay
attention to detail, but I do my
best not to. micromanage" -
but a telecommuting situation
presents more of a problem.
"It welcomes and invites the
doubt," he said.
Of course, onsite workers
may come in late after a doc-
tor's appointment or run per-
sonal errands during the after-
noon just as Princeton's work-
er does. But for many owners,
well, it just seems different
when they can see employees
coming and going.
Companies
Still, there are whole com-
panies.and even industries that
now rely on employees who
work athome, such as cus-
tomer service or telemarket-
ing firms.
And many use high-tech
tools, including conferencing
and networking systems, to
ease communications between
telecommuters and the office,
arid some use software to help
monitor workflows.
Steve Lundin, who owns
BIGFrontier Communications
Group, a Chicago-based public
relations firm, has learned to
shrug off the doubts.
"You're trusting people to
do the work" Lundin said. "At
the end of the day, there is
some fluff time you're paying
for, but what you bill out for is
far more than what you're pay-
ing them."
But Lundin does see some
downsides to telecommuting:
"One of the minuses is addi-
tional management of people."
He speaks to his telecom-.
muters more often over the
phone, and that takes up time.
Lundin noted that his con-
tact with onsite workers may
be just as non-faceto-face as it
is with those who are telecom-
muting, so the lack of physical


contact isn't a drawback.
"I talk to these people sev-
eral times a day," he said of
telecommuters. "When I had
them in the office before,
they'd be in their-own office
down the hall and we did most
of our communicating by e-
mail."
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York-based recruitment ser-
vices firm, finds that telecom-
muters can end up being out
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occur no matter how hard the
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be bruised feelings, whether
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one else was sharing.
That kind of disconnect is
one, of the downsides of
telecommuting in her firm.
"Some of our best ideas, our
most fun conversations come
from spontaneity, working in
a big open office and chitchat,"
Johnson said.
"We are sensitive to the fact
that some people work in dif-
ferent locations, but even with
that sensitivity, there are often
difficulties," she said. Still, she
noted that her staffers have
chosen to work at home, so
"the onus is on you to maintain
communications."
Some telecommuters par-
ticularly if they live quite a dis-
tance away from the office -
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many companies. Lundin,
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about his telecommuters los-
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workers.
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them to put in some face time
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Lot No. 181, Dorsetteville Bamboo Town
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot # 181, of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville which is situated in the southern district of New
Providence located on this property is an approximately 25yr old single family residence comprising of approximately 1,162 sq ft & consisting of 2-bedrooms, 1-bath,
kitchen, living, dining room & carport. The land is on a grade and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during heavy
rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard has chained linked fencing at
the sides and back.
Appraisal: $149,016.00
Traveling East Street South, turn right at porky's service station [Victoria Blvd]. Take the 4th corner on the right (Raynell Drive) the subject property will be the 4th on the
left side.Painted white trimmed light agua.


Lot No. 162, Pastel Gardens Subdivision

All that lot of Land having an area of 5,233 sq ft, being
Lot #162, of the subdivision known as Pastel Gardens,
situated in the southern district of New Providence. Located
on this property is a 4yr old single family residence consisting
of approximately 995 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with
3-bedrooms with closets, 1-bath, living, dining & kitchen.
the land is on a grade and level; the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during heavy rainy periods. The yard has chained linked
fencing at the sides and back & a low wall in front.


Appraisal: $152,873.60

Traveling from Marshall Road, take main entrance into Pastel Gardens, take 1st left then right at T-Junction
(Peach St) then take 1st left (Lilac St) the subject property will be about the 6th house on the right side painted
lilac trimmed white.

LOT NO. 1 WESTERN SHORES

'. .' .... All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being lot
#1 of the Subdivision known as Western Shores Phase II,
a M the said Subdivision situated in the Western District of New
Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is
a single structure comprising of a single family residence
consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space. The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets,
2 1/2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The
land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy'rainy periods of
the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool. The
yard is enclosed with walls.
Appraisal: $753,570.00
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near
Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white.


KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)
Lot No. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.
Appraisal: $188,406.00
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to
Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner
on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right
with garage.


-- DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

.. 3.two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b
.. ... with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land
:..,.. ..;... .. '----__.'..- is a portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment
J. -' parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
S"- -- being just under a quarter acre in size and on the
.. .. Ilowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt
. ... .._. ... shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length
Sf 70x26ft plus 50X'22,ft:,2;920-sq. ft. ,the interior
the floors of vinyl tiles.

Appraisal: $265,225.00


LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLER'S HEIGHTS
All that lot of land having an area of 7,5Q0 sq. ft., being lot
12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar's
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
S- Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.,
Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.


ELEUTHERA LOT NO. 90-D, LOWER BOGUE
All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and being
Lot # 90-D on a survey plan situated in the settlement of Lower Bogue
H-i;ghw.a .& .ap 2 ,2 ft.^ on the island of Eleuthera, this site encompasses a commercial building
SL.. s consisting of a restaurant and disco that is approximately 13 yrs old,
-" .... -" '.... , ".- with a total sq. ft. of approximately 4,852.12, which includes male &
female rest rooms, stage area, 2-dressing rooms, dining room, commercial
kitchen and storage improvements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front
veranda, 752 sq,. ft, concrete walk-ways, andSY192 sq, ft, back porch.
This building is central air-conditioned.
Appraisal: $490,671.00
This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera
Highway & approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of Four-For-Nothing Road, in the settlement of Lower Bogue North
Eleuthera. All utilities and services available.


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Lot No. 117, Lower Bogue
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
containing 14,091 sq. ft. and being lot # 117, situated on,
Skyline Drive, in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the Island
of Eleuthera, this site encompasses a single story structure
still under construction and comprising of 3-bedrooms, 2-
bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, and garage,
with a total living area of approximately 1,431.3. property
also includes a covered front porch with a total sq- ft. of
approximately 103.5 sq. ft. this structure is approximately
65 % completed and is a new construction.


Appraisal: $127,399.00.
This property is situated on Skyline Drive in the settlement of Lower Bogue North Eleuthera.


MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated "E" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of
Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.;
outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the.
property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has
a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00


Island Harbour Beach, Exuma
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'X 100') sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach
Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The property is located
on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.
Appraisal: $80,000.00



Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27
All that vacant lot-of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section b, of Rainbow
Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02
ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $40,328.00




MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory
Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting
as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet
northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274
hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth
ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955
hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial
development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known.as "Mutton Fish Point"


LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham's
Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90)
ft; on the East by Lot No. 11 B and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20' wide road reservation
and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown
with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and
is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area
is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00






MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated "F"
which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement
of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and
abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for
a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running
thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance
of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful
and has a topography of'approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00


Lot No. 186, Coral Harbour Waterways, Coral Harbour

All that lot of land having an area of 12,150 sq ft, being
Sl ..ot # 186, of the subdivision known as Coral Harbour
*. Waterways, situated in the western district of New
S '" i -Providence. Located on this property is a single family
-". residence comprising of approximately 2,482 sq.-ft of
'"..-. enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms with
S. closets, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living, dining, family &
.. utility rooms with office (loft), the residence is also
equipped with 2-car garage with electronic doors the land
is on a grade and level; the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during heavy rainy periods.

Appraisal: $427,726.80
take coral harbour road from the round about, head straight toward the canal, take about the 3rd right, hopkins
drive, the subject property will be the I st house on the right side painted all white.
Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT
7. N....NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,

_A a _i SECTION E, ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
"." _- 9.644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in
t. .' he subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
^ ., Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet
Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This
a # site encompasses a two storey building which is
approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned There is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" oh the
upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. ui enclosed irving space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining
room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a
water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.'.
Appraisal: $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

3.. .. Lot No. 3 Yamacraw, Beach Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being
lot no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision
situated in the eastem district of New Providence Bahamas.
[Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex
S building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-
... -bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments unit and one
unit being used as a barber and beauty salon, the land
is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
Appraisal: $313,016.00
Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw
Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted
white trimmed brown.
Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town
Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51,
of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated
in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on
... --',. the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately
__._ 20yr old duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641
S- dsq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, 1-
bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an approximately
... '' ... 9yr old one bedroom apartment building comprising of 382 sq.
i.,. ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the land is on a grade
..... .......... ...... and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
Sthe possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the
year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete
parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard,is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides
and back.
Appraisal: $202,225.40
Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky's Service Station [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.

Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No.
SON. .. 217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision
All that lot of land having ane rea of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot
...... .. ""* s '=:- No. 217 of the Subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens, the
S' --. ... said subdivision situated in the Southern District of New
io,-. Providence Bahamas. Located on this property. is a structure
S-. comprising of an approximately 20 yr old single family residence
"".-u" .= ^ consisting of 992 sq. ft of enclosed living space with 3-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, drive
way and walk way. The land is on a grade and level and
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding. The grounds are fairly kept and yard is open..
Appraisal: $127,988.00
Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light then turn right into Kennedy
Subdivision, go all the way to T-junction, turn right then first left then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building,
after passing Mount Tabor take first left sapodillaa blvd), the subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow
trimmed green, with green and white door.


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WINTON MEADOWS (Lot No. 382)

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said
subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family
residence with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front porch-198 sq. ft.,
back patio-380. The building is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive
of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs.
Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality of construction:
Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept, with
improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located. in the backyard. The yard
is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and metal gates at the front and back.

APPRAISAL: $365,000.00


Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject
house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.


SIR LYNDEN PINDLING ESTATES
All that lot of land having an area of 5000 sq ft, being lot 2525'6 of the subdivision known as Sir L.nden Pindling Estates. the said subdivision
is situated in the southeastern district of Ne" Providence Bahamas This property is comprised of an approximately 4 yrs old single family
residence consisting of approximately 1.220 sq. ft of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining room, kitchen
and utility room. the land is on a grade and letel. however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding.
during annual heavy rainy periods the grounds are fairly kept. "ith improvements including a walkway. The yard is enclosed with chain linked
fencing.

Appraisal: $155,694.40
Traveling through Pine%%ood Gardens from East Street. go to the roundabout heading north from the roundabout, take the 2nd comer right heading
east toward Sir Lvnden Pmdling Estates. After passing the conmenuence store. take the I st comer night and head toward the Charles Saunders Highw ay,
the property is the 5th house on the left.


LOT NO. 9, WORKERS BANK SUBDIVISION
All that lot of land being Lot No. 9, in the subdivision known as Workers Bank Subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence,
Bahamas. Having an area of approximately 5,600 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a 3 year old single storey single family residence comprising
of approximately 1,220 sq., ft of enclosed living space and consisting of 3-bedrooms with closets, 2 bathrooms, living, dining and kitchen, ventilation
is provided by ceiling fans.

Appraisal: $176,494.50
Travelling west on Harrold Road pass the round about of Sir Milo Butler Highway & take the- stcornerleft between The Testing & Valuation
building.& The Workers Laundrymat, travel over the hill & the subject property will be located on the right side of the street painted all white.


LOT NO. 359, ELIZABETH ESTATES
All that lot of land being Lot No. 359, in the subdivision known as Elizabeth Estates situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas
& having an area of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located on the subject property is a 22 year old single family residence comprising of approximately
871 sq, ft of enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & laundry room. The land is flat but appears to be
sufficiently elevated to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is landscaped & contains low shrubs, flowering & fruit trees

Appraisal: $123,425.00
Travelling east on Prince Charles Drive, turn through the main entrance into Elizabeth Estates Commonwealth Blvd, travel all the way to Thelma
Gibson Primary School & turn right St. Vincent Ave. the subject property will be located on the next corner on the right side of Jamaica Ave &
St. Vincent Avenue painted all white.


(LOT NO. 62, LOWER BOGUE) ELEUTHERA

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210
sq. ft., this site encompasses a 12 year old single storney home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen
afnd laundry room, with a total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car garage, and front entrance with a total sq. ft.
of approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is well landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.

Appraisal: $229,426.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.


BLACKWOOD, ABACO
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community.
The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow
Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions. '

APPRAISAL: $219,354.40 .
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.


LOT NO. 6, BLOCK 2, MILLARS HEIGHTS
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 16,000 sq ft, of the subdivision known and designated as Millars Heights,
the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zonned multi
family / single family. The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow'
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
APPRAISAL: $355,000.00
Travelling west on Carmichael Road after passing Bamboo Shack and East Ave, make a left turn onto West Ave. The
subject property will be on the'left handside of the street enclosed with chain link fencing just before Wimpole Street




Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot.B, between the subdivision known as Rock
Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas.
This property is zoned multi family/single- family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising
of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.
Appraisal: $97,214.00
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways
through to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located
behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard.





NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal
Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation
with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured
as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The
said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean.
Appraisal: $41,275.00


Lot No. 1010 # 1011, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot # 1010 & 1011, of the subdivision known as
Pinewood Garden, situate in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject
property is a foundation of a proposed structure. the land is on a grade & level; however the site appears
sufficiently elevated to disallow flooding during heavy rainy periods.

Appraisal: $140,000.00
Travelling from East Street south, take Sappodilla Blvd then turn onto Pigeon Plum St heading south, the
subject property is located on the corner of Pigeon Plum & Cordia Street

Lot No. 1036 Garden Hills Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 5,989 sq ft, being Lot No. 1036 of the subdivision known as Garden
Hills Estates, a said subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
is vacant land and is zonned residential single family. The subject property is severely sloping downwards
Appraisal: $65,000.00
Travelling west on the East West Highway, take the 2nd entrance left into Garden Hills Estates next to Hillside
Mission Baptist Church, travel up the hill on Edelweis Ave to Orange blossom ave. mak a right on orange
Blossom Ave & the subject property is the 2nd on the left side.


Eleuthera Lot No. 15, North Palmetto Point
All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 22,316 sq. ft. being a portion of a 25.166 acre tract "A" &
being lot # 15 in a development known as Spanish Main situated in the settlement of Palmetto Point on
the Island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of The Bahamas. This area is complete with all utilities and
services available.
Appraisal: $65,832.00
This property is situatedat Spanish Main just off the Bank Road North Palmetto Point South Eleuthera
district.

Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 1,173 acres and being referred to as the plot. the property is lot No. B and
is situated on Marigold Farm Road in the area known as Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the south eastern district
of New Providence Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family.
Appraisal: $290,000.00
Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is th 2nd to last property
on the left hand side of the road near the pond.


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Appraisal: $930,000.00


All that lot of land having an area
of 30000 square feet, being lot
'. Number 17 of the subdivision
known as Westridge Estates
..... .......Addition. Situate in the Western
S. District on the island of New
Located on the subject property is
a newly con-structed single storey
structure comprising 6,000 feet. of
living space with a three Car
.. .. Garage.
The building is 75% completed and
comprises five bedrooms, four and a half baths study, living/dining, family room,
kitchen, laundry and generator room.
Location: From SupefValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take the first
corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be about the seventh on the right
hand side of the road.

Lot #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY Appraisal $591,955,00
A mulitfamily lot of 12,225 square feet comprising three structures. One
complete unit at the front comprising 1638 and a porch of 200 square feet of
living space. A middle structure (town house) of 1626 square feet of living
space that's 80% complete and the third building atthe rear of the property up
to belt course comprising 1627 square feet. Each building has two bedrooms,
one bathroom, living and, dining areas and
kitchen.
Directions: Travelling West on Carmichael Road, turn onto .
Bacardi Road. Travel South past Millar's Pond just before '
reaching Bacardi. Turn Right onto paved road after
passing the pond. Subject is located on the Right side of
the road.


CANON JOHN PUGH ESTATES


Appraisal: $185,000.00

Lot 17 comprising an area of
approximately 5,220 square feet.
Located thereon is a two year
old single family dwelling of
approximately 1,428 suare feet
of living space inclusive of a
small entrance porch, four
bedrooms, two bathrooms, living
and dining area, a kitchen and a
itiliti\ rnnr .-


Directions: Travelling North on. Fox Hill Road off Prince Charles, take first corner on
the left. Proceed past Foxdale's entrance and Freddy Munnings Estate. Continue
towards Saint Augustines. Take the. last corner on the right and the immediate first
corner on the right. Subject will be the third on the right painted yellow trimmed
white.


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Appraisal: $191,000.00


Located on the subject property of
10,066 square feet, is an
incomplete duplex apartment
l complex (up to Belt Course) of
. approximately 2,200 square feet of
enclosed living space. The space
consist of (unit 1) two bedrooms,
two bathrooms, living, dining,
kitchen. Unit two consist of two
bedrooms, one bathroom, living,
..dining and kitchen


Directions: Enter gate' at Venice Bay, take the first left at Deloris Drive, subject will be
located on the first corner (Deneice Cay) or third property on the left.


ELEUTHERA
Lot #1.15 GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION
ALICE TOWN, HATCHET BAY Appraisal: $101,023.00


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LOT #17 ALLEN'S DRIVE
CARMICHAEL ROAD
The subject property is developed
with a duplex building consisting _
ofapproximately 1,512 square feet
of living space, :inclusive of two
bedrooms, living arid dining areas,
kitchen and bathroom. Ventilation 1'I
in bedrooms is by Wall aircondition :


units.
Directions: Traveling West on Carmichael take the corner North of Golden Gates
Assembly immediately before Texico Station. Follow the bend. Subject property is
shortly after passing bend. Painted Green trimmed blue.

DUPLEX
EMERALD RIDGE Appraisal: $189,000.00
All that lot of land having an area of
.....e.-. ... 5,100 square feet (50x101) being lot 54
of the subdivision known as Emerald
: '"" Ridge, situate in the Southern District
of New Providence. The property is
elevated and on a level grade and
zoned as single/multi family residential.
Located on the subject property is a 25-
S30 year old duplex apartment
consisting of approximately 1,325
square feet of enclosed living space.
Each apartment comprises two
A bedrooms, one bathroom, dining room,
living room and kitchen.
Directions: From Soldier Road opposite Nassau Christie Academy, take comer all the way
towards Red Land Acres. Subject is located on the left going over the hill, painted white
trimmed light blue.


LOT #1440 GOLDEN GATES


Appraisal: $335,000.00


Located on this 6,000 square 'feet
. property is a split level single family
.,. ..K ..dwelling comprising four bedrooms,
Af ma t two and a half bathrooms, living and
S" dining rooms, kitchen and TV room.
S" Attached to the main house is two
one bedroom apartments.
Directions: Take Carmichael Road heading west, turn corner opposite BFM Church, Cedar
Way, then take first corner on the right, Tangerine Street. Subject will be about the second on
the right hand side of the road.


LOT 31 TWYNAM ESTATES
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Appraisal: $456,000.00
A single family property
comprising 11,350 square feet.
Located on this property is an 11
year old single family two, storey
residence comprising 3,794 square
feet of living space, The lower
floor consists of living, dining and
kitchen area. A stairway, bathroom
and other public areas. The upper
floor contains two bedrooms, one
bathroom, Master Suite inclusive
of bedroom, bathroom and balcony.


Directions: Travelling East on Prince Charles Drive, turn Right at Super Value Food
Store. Proceed to the T junction. Turn left, then an immediate Right. Property is
located near the Dead End corner on the Right side of the road.


Appraisal: $171,000.00


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Located on this property of 5,500 square feet is a 20-year-old
single family residence of approximately 1,635 .square feet of
living space. Included in this, home is three bedrooms, two
bathrooms,/living, dining rooms and kitchen. The house is in need
of repairs.


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BAHAMA SOUND.#18
Lots 17663, 17664; 17665


Appraisal: $477,880.00


The subject property is being
developed with a single family
split level residence of CBS
construction with 1956 square .; ....
feet of .living space. The top. \
floor comprises 1496 square .':, :
feet and the lower floor,. ..
comprises 460 square feet. All "
plumbing and electrical rough t .
work .has been completed. The block work is completed on the
,bottom floor with a portion of the upper floor completed.




Lot 14, Block 11
DERBY SUBDIVISION, FREEPORT Appraisal: $112,680.00
Lot 14, Block 11 Derby
Subdivision. Located on the
subject property of 11,250
square feet, is an incomplete
single storey single family
House of approximately 1,008
.. square feet of enclosed living
space. The space consist of
one bedroom, one bathroom,
.. living, dining, kitchen. There
-. are porches at the front and
rear entrances.


Lot 12B, Block LN, Unit 2
BAHAMIA NORTH, FREEPORT


Appraisal: $54,000.00


The property is located on Cadwallader Drive and has an area of
approximately 24,001.56 square feet. It is multi-family zoned.

EMERALD BAY SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $37,000.00 ea
Unit 2 Block 43, Lot Numbers 20 & 21
#20 & 21 Dunton Lane, Freeport, Grand Bahama
Each lot is vacant and irregular in shape and contains an area of 18,278
,square feet. The lots are Multifamily zoned.


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Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit 1
BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $718,000.00







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Located on this Multi Family lot of 23,564 square feet are two incomplete
buildings. Single story Triplex of 3,502 square feet inclusive of Living and
dining area with .full service kitchen three bedrooms inclusive of Master
bedroom and two bathrooms per unit.


Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33, CHURCHILL COURT,
BAHAMIA MARINA & BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION;
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000.00









All that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot No 37 of the
subdivision known and designated as Bahamia Marina and Bahamia Section
4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a
structure comprising a 3 year old duplex structure which covers
approximately (3,058) square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms,
2-bathroom with; private Jacuzzi in master bath, spacious living and dining
room, full service kitchen, a laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen
and storage closet. The property is fully secured bysix foot plastic coated
chain-link fence runs along the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot
wall, with 5 foot pillars at front with electronic gate.

Lot 96 HUDSON ESTATES Appraisal: $116,190,00


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Located on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single
family dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This
includes, a living, dining and laundry room, kitchen, three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch,


Lot 188 SCOTT AVE, EAST SECTION 1 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $140,000.00
The subject lot is
approximately 12322 snquare


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storage room. A hallway with linen
auxiliary bedrooms with closets a
closet and private bathroom.


Lot 67 Block 7
BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
Located on this .30 of an acre
property is a newly built. 1,900
square feet of living space single
family dwelling comprising an
entrance porch, four bedrooms,
two bathrooms and kitchen; a
living, dining, powder and laundry
room with adequate closet and
storage space.


feet. Situated on this
property is a single story
single family dwelling of
2,800 square feet of living
space. This includes a small
front porch, a large foyer, a
sunken living room with
fireplace and chimney, a
dining area, -a full service
kitchen, a family room with
adjoining laundry and
closets, a hallway bathroom. Three
nd a master bedroom with walk-in


Lot 300, Haddock Street, Section 2
CARAVEL BEACH SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $163,000.00

The property is multifamily
zoned, contains 11,000 square
feet and is well landscaped with ...
fruit trees.
Living accommodations include a ----
master suite and private
bathroom, two auxiliary .
bedrooms with closets, a
hallway bath, laundry room and .
enclosed patio. Included in the
structure is a front porch,
entrance foyer, living and dining rooms and a full service kitchen. Total
area of living space is'1,502 square feet.


Located on this .35 of an
acre property is a sixteen-
year-old single family
residence comprising four
bedrooms, two bathrooms,
living, dining, storage, utility
and laundry rooms; there is .a
foyer, kitchen and, den. The
total area of living space is
3,016 square feet.


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Appraisal: $254,355.00.


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Lot 5, Block 6, Unit 2
GREENING GLADE DRIVE Appraisal: $245,827.00
The subject lot contains an
approximate area of (17,789
sq. ft) seventeen thousand
seven hundred and eighty nine
sq, ft, or 41 of an acre.
Situated thereon is a single -
storey, single family dwelling of ---- .
conventional concrete blocks -.
and poured concrete.
Accommodations are three '
bedrooms, three and a half baths, living, dining, full service kitchen
with centre island stove with a snack counter, opened into a family
reom, exiting to an opened patio at the rear. Adjourning the patio is a
study, laundry room and single car garage. The structure contains
approximately 2,567 sq. ft of living space.

NEW ROV. ENC


LOT 238 SLU\ CLOSE
SUNSHINE PARK


Appraisal: $136,000.00


Located on this 4,-200 square
feet singlelmulti family
property is a 20-year-old .. -. .. .... -.
building of T-111 wood with
concrete floor, consisting 1
approxi-mately 2,198 square e
feet of enclosed space. The
structure was formerly used as i ...
a retail store and storage
facility. L
Directions: From Golden Gates -
Shopping Centre, Baillou Hill Road.
Take the third corner on the Right after passing Farmer's Market. Take the
second Right then. First right (Sun Close) subject is the fourth property on
the Right white trimmed black.


EXUMA
CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $673,075.00


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Appraisal: $219,614.00

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with an area of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon is a residence
comprised of 3,645 square feet of living accommodations, inclusive
of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with laundry and utility spaces and a two
bedroom one bath guest cottage of 600 square feet. The property is
fenced with white picket fencing and has a Gazebo at the highest
portion of the property.


FORCODIIOS F AL AD NYOTERINORATION CONTeACT



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DERBY
UNIT 3, BLOCK 10, LOT 11 (CANAL LOT)
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $96,000.00
All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot 11 of Derby
Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
and is on a canal. Contains approximately-11,250 sq. ft. and is in a single
family residential area.


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS

The Securities Commission of The Bahafnas (the Commission),
a statutory agency responsible for the oversight, supervision and
regulation of the investment funds, securities and capital markets in or
from The Bahamas, as well as the supervision of Financial and Corporate
Service Providers, invites applications from qualified Bahamians for the
following position:

Senior Field Examiner

Responsibilities:
* Conducting on-site inspections of entities licensed or registered by
the Commission
* Assisting in the enforcement process addressing deficiencies
idclilialcd .in inspection

Qualifications and Experience:
* Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
* 2 -4 years experience in auditing or public accounting
* Knowledge of the securities industry a plus
* Supervisory experience.

Competencies: .
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Proficient in computerskills (Microsoft Office applications
particularly Word and Excel)

A competitive salary and benefits are being offered. Interested persons
should submit applications in writing marked
"Private and Confidential" to:.

MANAGER CORPORATE AFFAIRS
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS
P. O. BOX N-8347
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Fax: 356-7530 "
E-Mail: info@scb.gov.bs
Applications should be received no later than September 5, 2008





THE PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY
BAHAMAS NATIONAL DRUG AGENCY

PUBLIC NOTICE
SUPPLEMENTARY TENDER FOR THE
SUPPLY OF DRUGS AND RELATED ITEMS

Tenders are invited for thee Supply of Drugs and
Related Items for the Public Hospitals Authority
and the Ministry of Health, The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas.

The Supplementary Tender, which includes
instruction to the Tenderers along with other
relevant information, can be collected from the
Bahamas National Drug Agency, Market &
McPherson Streets, Monday through Friday 9
am 5 pm.

A Tender must be submitted in duplicated in a
sealed envelope or package identified as
"Supplementary Tender for the Supply of
Drug and Related Items" and addressed to:

Managing Director
Public Hospitals Authority
Third & West Terrace Centerville
P.O. Box N-8200
Nassau, The Bahamas

All Tenders must 'be received at the above
address on or before 5pm Friday, October 3rd ,
2008. A copy of a valid business license and
Nationals Insurance Certificate must
accompany all proposals.

The Public Hospitals Authority reserves the right
to reject any or all Tender(s).

Director


Factory


see wide gains


Legal Notice
NOTICE

ALEX GOODMAN

INTERNATIONAL INC.
(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,
Bahamas.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(ULiquidator)


* By MARTIN
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Orders to US factories rose by
a larger-than-expected amount
in July as demand for com-
mercial aircraft, heavy machin-
ery and iron and steel all post-
ed solid gains.
The Commerce Department
reported Wednesday that new
orders increased by 1.3 per
cent in July,. much stronger
than the 0.8 per cent increase
economists had been expect-
ing.
The July advance follows an
even bigger 2.1 per cent
increase in June and represents




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the fifth straight rise in orders.
Manufacturers have seen a
sharp slowdown in the US
economy offset by strong gains
in foreign demand, helped by a
weaker dollar which makes
their products more competi-
tive overseas.
The July 'strength was led by
a 28.1 per cent jump in com-
mercial aircraft, which
rebounded from a 21.3 per
cent decline in this volatile cat-
egory in the previous month.
Orders in all transportation
categories rose by 3.2 per cent
in July, the best showing in five
months. It was the second
straight month that orders for
motor vehicles rose, increas-
ing by 0.6 per cent in July fol-
lowing an even bigger. 3.2 per
cent June advance.
The gains were viewed as
temporary, however, given that
automakers are struggling with
a weak economy and plunging
demand for once-popular
models because of high fuel
prices.-
Excluding transportation,
factory orders would have
risen by one per cent, slightly
below the 1.5 per cent econo-
mists had been expecting.


Legal Notice
NOTICE
MENKAR 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,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





Temple Christian High School
Shirley Street

Invites applications from qualified Christian
teachers for the' following positions for the
2008 2009 School Year.

-Math -,(Gr. 7-9) FULL TIME
-Math (Gr. 10-12) PART TIME
-Social Studies (Gr. 7-9) FULL TIME

Applicants must:
A. Be a practicing born-again Christian who is
willing to subscribe to the Statement of Faith
of Temple Christian School
B. Have a Bachelor's Degree in Education or higher
from a recognized College or
University in the area of specialization.
C. Have a valid Teacher's Certificate or Diploma.
D. Have at least two years teaching experience in
the relevant subject area with excellent
communication skills.
E. Applicants must have the ability to prepare
students for all examinations to the BJC/
BGCSE levels.
F. Be willing to participate in the high school's
extra curricular programmes.
Application must be picked up at the High School
Office on Shirley Street and be returned with a full
curriculum vitae, recent colored photographed and
three references to:

Mr.Neil Hamilton
The Principal
Temple Christian High .School
P.O. Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas
Deadline for application is September 12th, 2008


aircraft


Orders for durable goods,
items expected to last at least
three years, rose 1.3 per cent in
July, unchanged from the pre-
liminary estimate the govern-
ment made last week. Orders
for nondurable goods, prod-
ucts such as fuel, food and
chemicals, increased 1.2 per
cent in July.
A number of categories
showed big gains in the month,
too.
Demand for iron and steel
jumped by five per cent, orders
for machinery rose 4.1 per cent
with demand for construction
machinery soaring by 17.9 per
cent.
Much of this strength reflects
a boom in.US exports, the
standout performer while the
rest of the economy has been
hit by the worst slump in hous-
ing in decades and a severe
credit crunch.
But some economists have
expressed worries about how
long the export boom can last
given spreading weakness in
key overseas markets in
Europe and Japan.
Also, the dollar, which had


been on a long slide, has come
off its recent lows, which could
translate into less of a price
advantage for American prod-
ucts against foreign goods.
The government reported
last week that the economy
expanded at an annual rate of
3.3 per cent in the April-June
quarter, more than three times
the growth rate turned in dur-
ing the first three months of
this year.
The concern is that a slow-
down in exports will dampen
manufacturing activity and
consumer spending will falter
as the effect of $92 billion in
economic stimulus payments
begins to wear off, however.
A closely watched gauge of
manufacturing activity was
down slightly in August at 49.9,
compared to a reading of 50.0
in July, according to a report
Tuesday from the Institute for
Supply Management. Readings
above 50 are considered a sig-
nal that the manufacturing
economy is expanding and
readings below 50 are seen as a
signal that manufacturing is
contracting.


Legal Notice
NOTICE
MADAR SPRINGS LTD.
(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,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
GLOBAL GROUP
HOLDINGS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 29th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argcsa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box'N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
BAYSHORE GARDENS INC.

(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,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


led by


orders


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RBC Team Dominates

the Winners' Circle at The Bahamas

Institute of Financ"lServices

32nd Annual Awards
"RBC has a team of professional and knowledgeable individuals that are the best in
the banking industry! It is no surprise that they are some of the highest achievers in
this year's certificate program taking one of the highest awards. I wish to
congratulate them for their outstanding efforts."
Nathaniel Beneby, Jr., Vice President and Country Head, RBC Bahamas


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