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Volume: 104 No.238
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2008
FRANKLIN FORBES, 70, said he
has never battened-down.his.house
in preparation for a hurricane and
does not intend to do so for Ike.
One local, Ernest Thompson,
said he thinks some Nassauvians
are suffering from complacency
- having historically missed out
on the worst storms.
.Yesterday weathermen were
warning that while there are sev-
eral paths thit Ike could take, one
of those has it hitting the southern
SEE page six
* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
MANY of the most vulnerable
Nassau' residents are either
unaware or not too worried about
approaching Hurricane Ike -
which ea jthcrmen warn co.uLdbe
Despite warnings by. NEMA
officials that their area is one that
could be high risk should a cate-
gory three or four hurricane hit, as
Ike is predicted to be, many Bain
Town residents were fairly calm
when The Tribune visited the area
Although officials have warned
that theirs is one of several flood-
prone New Providence commu-
nities that should move into shel-
ters if Ike strikes, most said they
feel their homes will withstand,.
or will "see what happens."
Please note that, due to Tropical Storm Hanna this is a smaller
version of The Tribune and the paper in full will appear tomorrow
STORES ON Bay.Street took precautions yesterday for the arrival of
Tropical Storm Hanna.
as it heads
for the US
TROPICAL Storm Hanna is
expected to strengthen to a catego-
ry one hurricane as it leaves the
Bahamas and heads for the East
Coast of the United States this
Although the storm thrashed the
southern Bahamas with hurricane
strength on Monday, it weakened as
it passed east of the central and
northern Bahama islands last night.
Heavy rains drenched Eleuthera
as Hanna was 100 miles east-north-
east of Governor's Harbour yester-
day afternoon, and it was predicted
to pass by the Bahamas 100 miles
east of Alaco and 100 miles east-
northeast of Grand Bahama by
midnight last night.
SEE page six
* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE reported no crime
from Wednesday into Thurs-
day as would-be criminals
stayed home when Tropical
Storm Hanna began to soak
Nassau and Hurricane Ike
began to threaten.
Hulan Hanna told The Tri-
bune that police often see a
lull in crime when storms are
"The truth is that it does
because generally the weather
conditions push people inside
SEE page six
HURRICANE Ike's threat to
the Bahamas will be determined
today as the category four storm
carves out its treacherous path.
Catastrophic damage could
befall the southern Bahamas on
Sunday, central Bahamas on Mon-
day and northern Bahamas on
Tuesday, if the storm continues.a
And although there were signs
of the storm weakening yesterday,
the affects would still be severely
devastating if it were to drop to a
category three hurricane with
winds tip to 130mph.,
But meteorologists believe it is
just as likely to strengthen to a cat-
egory five storm with winds over
155mph, as it is to weaken.
And while most projections
show Ike continuing on a west-
ward course, some are hopeful it
will take a turn towards the north
and bypass the Bahamas altogeth- .
Expert .senior meteorologist
Dan Kottlowski at Acuweather
said: "There are so many differ-
ent variables involved: There is
high pressure to the north, so if
Ike stays strong it will continue to
move quickly westward and if it
continues at this pace it may not
slow down and it will go right
through the Bahamas.
"But if it starts to slow down
between now and Sunday, it would
be a sign that the high pressure
currents are weakening and it
could turn northwards.
"If it took a more west-north-
west course over the next two days,
which is very classic with these kind
of lasting Cape Verde storms, it is
more likely it would stay north of
Mr Kottolowski said there is a
300-mile wide window for the
storm which has allowed for vari-
ous projections, but a clear pro-
jection should be determined
Hurricane Ike's maximum sus-
tained winds dropped from
145mph to 135mph yesterday, and
although further weakening was
expected, Mr Kottlowski said this
is not a sign of Ike losing strength.
He said: "Just because it is
weakening now doesn't mean it is
going to continue to weaken, and
there is nothing around to'weaken
it at this point.
SEE page six
Major hotels depressed by
Hanna, Ike double-whammy
r.By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
MAJOR hotels already hit by falling occupancy in a traditionally slow
season for tourism are being further depressed by the double-wham-
my of Tropical Storm Hanna and oncoming Hurricane Ike.
Atlantis said many tourists have already left the resort and it is
encouraging others to do the same in the run up to Hurricane Ike -
currently predicted to hit Nassau by late Monday/early Tuesday, at cat-
egory three, four or five strength.
"We expect many to leave," said senior vice president in charge of
public affairs, Ed Fields. "Guests that are not able to leave will be tak-
SEE page 11
$761,000 in lost cruise business
THREATS from Tropical
Storm Hanna and Hurricane Ike
have cost the Bahamas around
$761,000 of lost business from
cancelled and re-routed cruise
Several cruise ships operated
by Royal Caribbean, Carnival,
NCL, Regal Empress and Dis-
covery Cruises have had trips
to Nassau and Freeport can-
celled over the past several days.
When they have not been
cancelled, cruise ships have been
re-routed between Nassau and
The initial estimate of poten-
tial loss in head taxes and pro- .
ejected spending between Sun-
day, August 31, and yesterday
was just under $761,000.
A spokesman for the Min-
istry of Tourism and Aviation
said : "The cruise lines have
sought to make every effort to
bring the vessels to either Nas-
sau, Grand Bahama or the pri-
vate islands, given the fact that
Tropical Storm Hanna has been
"Requests to berth are there-
fore changing constantly, and
our updates will therefore be
provided on a daily basis, until-
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* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLITICS in the past has
played a role in the promotion of
officers within the, Royal
Bahamas Police'Force, Commis-
sioner of Police Reginald Fergu-
son confirmed Wednesday.
Flanked by a team of senior
officers, Commissioner Ferguson
made this admission while testi-
fying in front of the Parliamentary.
Select Committee on Crime at
the British Colonial Hilton..
Pressed by the Independent
Member of Parliament for
Kennedy, Kenyatta Gibson, Mr
Ferguson confirmed that persons
have been promoted in the force
who were not even sanctioned by
the Commissioner of Police or
recommended for promotion in
the first place.
"As far as I am aware, the rec-
ommendations should be coming
from the Commissioner of Police
as regards to any particular indi-'
THE University of the West
Indies has launched its Open
Campus, making higher educa-
tion available over the Internet
to anyone with a high school
certificate in the Bahamas and
11 other Caribbean nations.
Ferguson admission comes during
testimony before crime committee
vidual who is to be promoted, but
that is as far as I am able to say,"
the commissioner responded.
Pressed further by Mr Gibson
regarding this "interference" Mr
Ferguson said that such actions
only lead to the "demoralization"
of the force and as such is some-
thing that he feels "should not
"It goes without saying, when
things like that occur, or when
things like that are said, it' has a
negative vibe on the organization.
.It has the potential to undermine
your situation, it demoralizes and
I don't think something like that
"And I think it is important for
us to recognize that and let the
organization be the organization
that it is supposed to be. And I
think it would do more for soci-
Three years in the making,
the Open Campus was
announced by vice chancellor
Nigel Harris at the CARICOM
heads of government confer-
ence in Antigua last month as
part of the university's 60th
According to UWI Bahamas
co-ordinator Howard Spencer,
the campus will function as "a
network of real and virtual
nodes to deliver education and
training to anyone with access
to the internet. It is designed to*
capitalise on advances in online
technologies and on the univer-
sity's 50-plus websites to
advance a more student-friend-
ly basket of programmes for
people who live beyond the
immediate vicinity of our estab-
The Open Campus is an
amalgamation of the previous
Office of the Board for Non-
Campus Countries and Dis-
tance Education, the School of
ety, and more for the develop-
ment of our country if it is seen
and known, that there is not this
preferential situation or politiciz-
ing of the process," he said.
The House of Assembly's
Select Committee on Crime was
appointed to examine the "unac-
ceptably high levels" of criminal
activity in the Bahamas.
The committee is chaired by
PLP MP for Bain and Grants
Town Dr Bernard Nottage, and is
represented by a list of other
MPs, including Kendal Wright,
Frank Smith, Glenys Hanna-Mar-
tin, Kenyatta Gibson, Branville
McCartney, and Kwasi Thomp-
son. Mr Thompson and Mr
McCartney however did not
attend Wednesday's proceedings.
Continuing Studies in the
Bahamas, the UWI Distance
Education Centre, ard the Ter-
tiary Level Institutions Unit. Its
first academic year began
August 1.Sir K Dwight Venner,
governor of the Eastern
Caribbean Central Bank, is
chairman of the Open Campus
Council. And the initiative is an
important part of the universi-
ty's five-year strategic plan to
transform its education systems.
in Barbados, the new virtual
campus will have the same lev-
el of autonomy as other UWI
campuses with its own acade-
mic board, financial manage-
ment, registry, administration
and student support systems.
Using advanced technologies,
the Open Campus will offer a
wide range of courses and pro-
grammes to meet the needs of
those Caribbean countries that
do not have one of the univer-
sity's three primary campuses. It
is an evolution of the universi-
ty's Extra-Mural Department.
"An important part of the
delivery capacity is the blended
learning approach, which
embodies the ideal of access
anywhere and anytime," Pro-
fessor Spencer said.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2008, PAGE 3
TROPICAL STORM HANNA/HURRICANE IKE
Seek shelter from severe
flooding, residents urged
* By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
RESIDENTS of low-lying
areas are urged to seek shelter
from severe flooding brought
by the double impact of Trop-
ical Storm Hanna and Hurri-
cane Ike this weekend.
New Providence communi-
ties like Pinewood Gardens,
Bain Town, Fox Hill, and oth-
er inner city areas are partic-
ularly vulnerable to flooding,
and residents are urged to pre-
pare for shelter as the impact
of Hurricane Ike directly after
Tropical Storm Hanna is a
serious threat to the island.
The National Emergency
(NEMA) warns residents not
to become complacent if there
is a lull in the storm, but
Lindsay Thompson, a
spokeswoman for NEMA,
said: "The Bahamas is low-
lying so there is always a risk
of flooding even if we have
torrential rain for just a couple
NEMA will announce the
opening of shelters on ZNS
television and radio and
Defence Force officers will be
deployed to each shelter.
Melanie Zonicle, director of
the Department of Social Ser-
"If Hurricane Ike hits us as
a category four storm that is
going to be a serious situation.
"If their homes are com-
promised then they need to
get out, especially if they're in
areas of flooding or by the
coastline, because if there is a
storm surge they need to get
Those seeking shelter
should take with them enough
water and food for themselves
and their families for up to
three days, a change of
Ike hits us as a
storm that is
going to be a
clothes, important documents,
toilet paper and toiletries, and
Despite the double
onslaught of storms Hanna
and Ike, and potentially more
to follow, NEMA maintains
it is well prepared.
Lindsay Thompson said:
"Hanna has been a test run
for us, because the storm was
so unpredictable, and officials
were constantly monitoring
her movement, but we are not
issuing warnings for Hurricane
Ike at this time."
An update will be
announced at a press confer-
ence at NEMA's Churchill
Building in Bay Street at noon
by Arawak Cay is
pounded by the
Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled, Dolphin
Cathedral of Praise Church God, Mount Pleasant
Greater Chippingham Church of God, Eden and Rosebud
Streets off Farrington Road
Church of God Prophecy, Gambier, Gambier Village
Hillview Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Tonique Williams-Dar-
Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Farrington Road
New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road
Calvary Bible Church, Collins Avenue.
Church of God Prophecy, East Street and Lilly of the Valley Cor-
Church of God of Prophecy, East Street
Ebenezer Baptist Church, St Charles Vincent Street
Mount Pleasant Green Baptist Church, East Street and Quakoo
Salvation Army, Meadow Street
St Barnabas Anglican Church, Blue Hill and Wulff Road
Church of God Auditorium, Joe Farrington Road
Epiphany Anglican Church, Prince Charles Drive
SEpworth Hall, Shirley Street
Holy Cross Anglican Church, Soldier Road
Kemp Road Union Baptist Church, Kemp Road
Pilgrim Baptist Church, St James Road
*Salvation Army, Mackey Street
St Mary's Hall, St Augustine
Agape Full Gospel Baptist Church, Kennedy Subdivision
Golden Gates Assembly, Carmichael Road
New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Independence Drive
Southwest Cathedral Church
PHOTOS ABOVE: Felipi Major/Tribune staff
THE WRECK from an old plane crash which had
been left near the Lynden Pindling International
Airport was removed yesterday as it was consid-
ered a hazard with the approach of Hurricane Ike.
It is feared Hurricane Ike, a category four storm,
could cause severe damage in the Bahamas.
should not be used to
power homes and shelters
during a hurricane or trop-
ical storm, the public was
One generator salesman
said standby units can
draw excessive moisture
and salt in' extreme weath-
er conditions, causing the
engine to fail during the
storm or shortly after.
The representative of
Lightbourne Marine in
Nassau said generator bat-
teries and chargers should
be disconnected to
remove power from elec-
tronic controls in the
event that the enclosure is
If there is voltage pre-
sent on any electronic
component, it could cause
internal damage to the
unit in combination with
the salt and moisture.
He said to contact your
servicing dealer if you
need help disabling or
protecting your generator.
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Presidential election contest begins
THE candidates have accepted their
The running mates are in place. Now it
begins in earnest.
First thing .is; Don't heed the polls
you're .seeing right now.
Sure, by midweek, the Web site Real
Clear Politics was showing an average
lead for Barack Obama of about six
points, with the Democratic nominee
cracking 50 per cent for the first time in
the Gallup Poll.
It's not bad news, for Obama, but then
it's not really news at all.
If Obama hadn't seen some sort of
polling "bounce" in the wake of the
Democratic Convention now, that may
have been news.
Second thing is: It would be a mistake
to guess as many pundits are trying to
right now that one knows how the
respective vice-presidential picks are
going to affect the guys at the top of the
One interpretation of Obama's rise in
the polls is that it reflects voter disaffecd-
tion with John McCain's choice of Sarah
Palin' as much as it does approval of the
Democrats' doings in Denver.
Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't.
Even if it does, "voter disaffection"
would in this case be based on only a few
days' familiarity with the GOP vice-pres-
In those few days, we've seen what
happens wheu the national press has to
cram for a question it didn't know would
be on the final exam.
Everything comes out at once, with the
unexpected stuff (her daughter's preg-
nancy) making headlines, and the stuff
that runs counter to partisan spin (her
lobbying for federal funds while mayor of
Wasilla, Alaska) getting emphasis.
If Palin had been a contender in the
Republican primaries, all of this would've
been out of the way by January.
Probably the biggest lesson in all of
this for future campaigns is, if you're
going to name a relative unknown as
your veep pick on the eve of your con-
vention, you can expect media vetting of
your pick to step on the message of that
Joe Biden may ultimately prove to be
a good or a bad choice, but as Obama's
convention-eve pick, he was a known
Soon enough, though, Palin will aJ
be in that category, and the attention v
return to Obama v. McCain.
This isn't to say, though; that the vic
presidential picks won't inform the ra
going forward -just that the biograp
of McCain's running mate will like
cease to be the focus it's been in rece
One way that Biden and Palin m
come into play in the weeks and moni
to come is by either reinforcing or d
tracing from the central message th
Obama and McCain want to present
the electorate at large.
The main narrative about Biden h
been that he addresses Obama's lack
That may be, but, perhaps more imply
tantly, he represents, an establishme
stmnp of approval for what certain wh
pering campaigns would have you belie
is the presidential bid Obama's -of
frighteningly unknown and untested ca
On the downside, this establishme
seal of approval could come at tl
expense of Obama's "change" message
For now, the main narrative abo
Palin is that she doubles down (
McCain's "maverick" image.
There are elements of her story ai
career that seem to support this, but th
narrative is already starting to evol,
into a different one, whereby Palin pr
vides conservative-base credentials
counter McCain's lukewarm embrace
and by -- the core Republican co
So both candidates, as they head in
the heart of the general-election car
pain, have sought to balance their tic
We'll find out soon enough wheth
the ballast they've added keeps them c
an even keel or has them taking on wat(
But don't imagine that this week's po]
will provide the answer.
(This article was written by Dan Rath
of Hearst Newspapers c.2008).
EDITOR, The Tribune.
I have tried many times to
have you print my letter on this
subject. I have also tried to
update you on the Hurricane
situation, but no luck. Let me
Since my initial forecast my
poui tree has flowered three
times, which is late. The last
time this happened was when I
warned you of a late hurricane,
which was unheard of before -
a hurricane in November? Well,
two of the blooms will be seri-
ous hurricanes and possibly will
be in the region at the same
time. We see that happening
now and it is following the pat-
tern ah told ya' would take
place. So the number of hurri-
canes will be eight instead of.
Editor, we have everything
in place except one thing which
I have written about many years
ago. I am not going to mention
it here again at this time. A sim-
ple method to produce gas so
that each household could be
independent of energy is avail-
able and is well suitable for the
out islands and most of Nassau.,
In the meantime, a multimillion
dollar industry could be born.
Just imagine, we have already
cesspits in every yard. So much
gas is being produced from our
waste. Each house can be free
of BEC. I am going to prove
this beyond doubt and record
In other words, we could pro-
duce our own "LNG" gas and
BEC could cut their cost of pro-
duction.by 60 70 per cent.
Just look at the street lights.
Someone suggested changing
the bulbs to green bulbs to save
If you ask me, I could save
you 100 per cent cost with solar
streetlights. I mean to tell you
all Bullas, that I wrote about
these things in the 80s: nobody
listened to what I was saying.
When I came home in the early
80s, I used to talk about Aqua-
.culture, Hydroponics, Alternate
Medicine, Reverse Osmosis
Water and its dangers, talked
about this same gas to run cars,
my God, nobody listened. Just
look how far we could have
Now certain people envy me
because I can save HIV people
with no side effects.
There is much more I can
reveal on this subject. We do
not need LNG gas we have
enough gas in the Bahamas just
waiting to be collected. It is a
sitting time bomb, a gift to ter-
Just look at the water reser-
voir in Chippingham: this land
could now be turned into the
first wind and solar farm in the
This site has already been
proven to be ideal for wind
energy. Windmills could be
place all along the Fort Char-
lotte hills and solar cells in
between the windmills.
One windmill can supply 300
houses. There is plenty money
out there waiting to be bor-
rowed by governments: it will
pay for itself in savings.
Stop this housing scam and
let's do something great for our
country. At the same time we
can save our fresh water and.
our native plants.
Eh Bulla, ah told yal /
September 1, 2008.
Time to focus on National Plan
EDITOR, The Tribune.'.
ve Several months ago, the
f a' opposition PLP walked out of
n- the House of Assembly in
protest against not being able
to speak about the Mona Vie
nt issue. While that issue in itself is
he of some concern,.there are far
;e., more pressing matters with
ut which the PLP and for that mat-
on ter the FNM government need
to concern themselves.
First and foremost is the issue
ad of crime. Stop appointing com-
lat mittees to tell you the following
ve obvious points:
oe- '* that there needs to be more
to judges to hear more criminal
of cases annually,
on- *- the backlog of forensic
related matters needs to be
to *'a decision needs to be made
m- as to whether capital and cor-
k- poral punishment will be enact-
er the judicial and policing
compensation needs to be
)n favourably adjusted.
Dr. Secondly, there is the issue
Uls of a proper education. Far too
many young people graduated
in June without having mar-
ketable skills or knowing how
cope in the "real" world. Let's
buck the trend of ill-prepared
graduates. Let's start by:
revamping the educational
system whereby a more com-
puter based approach is taken;
making it a requirement for
graduates to obtain a B aver-
age in the subjects of math,
grammar, computer studies and
.foreign language; .. ..
creating more specialised
schools and/or specialised cen-
tres in the schools to ensure
each graduate has a marketable
skill such as office procedures,
needlework, technical drawing,
farming, carpentry, boat build-
ing, journalism, etc;
creating more opportuni-
ties to attend tertiary institu-
dedicating more resources
to those students currently with
an overall GPA less than a C
in any of the core subjects by
offering additional classes from
4pm to 6pm until the GPA ris-
implementing a curfew that
ensures school children are in
school by 9.15am the latest; and
in their homes after school by
9pm at the latest.
, Thirdly, let's address the
increased cost of living and
healthcare. Let's start by:
subsidising the duties on
the bread basket items;
revisiting the price control
laws given the recession-like
state of the economy;i
making the commitment to
improve district clinics in the
capital until such time'as anoth-
ermagjor, hospital can be-quilt
dindalleviating the ; bita e of
hospital beds; and
partnering with major inter-
national pharmaceutical com-
panies to make Sure all medi-
cines are available for use.
Surely this list does not
include all the matters of imme-
diate national import but indeed
these three should be among
the primary national: items to
be addressed by both FNM and
We are all Bahamians. The
time has come where we either
put party. politics aside and
focus on a National Pian (not
Manifesto,:Action Plan,'etc), or
we will find ourselves wishing
we did. '
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0 In brief
ahead of Hanna
ABACO'S main town,
Marsh Harbour, virtually
closed down in anticipa-
tion of Tropical Storm
However, one resident
said: "It's been a bit of a
damp squib. Our real con-
cern now is to see what Ike
is going to do,"
were shuttered as workers
stayed home. But food-
stores are expected to
reopen today so shoppers
can restock for the possi-
ble arrival of Ike.
"This next one looks
scarier. However, hurri-
canes that develop
strength quickly often qui-
eten down again before
they get here, so we're liv-
ing in hope," said the
GB residents in rush
for storm supplies
* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Grand Bahama
residents are busy trying to com-
plete preparations before the arrival
of Tropical Storm Hanna.
Foodstores and hardware stores
were buzzing with. activity in
Freeport yesterday as residents
shopped for food and hurricane sup-
There were long lines at the water
depot on Sunrise Highway and at
various service stations throughout
All of the banks were open to cus-
tomers until 3pm. "I didn't want to
be caught without money during the
storm," said a woman on the line at
one of them.
Kelly's Freeport and Dolly Madi-
son remained open until 6pm so res-
idents could purchase the necessary
Hurricane shelters were opened
at 5pm on Grand Bahama for those
residents in low-lying areas wishing
to evacuate to safer ground.
Rand Memorial Hospital admin-
istrator Sharon Williams said storm
preparations have been completed
at the hospital.
She said the hospital in Freeport
and the Eight Mile Rock clinics will
remain open during the storm. All
other government clinics are closed.
Ms Williams said that hospital
staff are ready to handle and
respond to emergencies during the
storm. She said back-up electrical
supply is on hand in case of a power
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t.S. District Judge
Joan Lenard decided
Thursday to delay open-
ing statements until
Tuesday in the case of
hg Posecuto 's
Duran faces 10 years in
prison if convicted of act-.
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Venezuelan agent in the
U.S. Prosecutors say
Duiran and other Latin
American men schemed
to conceal the source of
$800,000 in cash carried
in a suitcase into
Argentina last year.
The money was
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BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION
INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT
Vacancies exist in the Corporation for Internal Auditor in the Internal Audit Department.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Produces audit programs and submit the same for approval of the Chief Internal
Conducts complete risk assessment for areas being audited
Conducts financial, operational and ITS audit assignments in accordance with
established audit programs. This involves a complete assessment of the systems of
internal control, risk exposures and the efficiency, effectiveness and economic use
of resources to achieve management objectives
*: Produces audit reports on audit concerns, their causes, effects and the audit
recommendations in accordance with the IIA Standards
Conducts some audit investigations, evaluate findings and produce investigation
reports: exercising the IA's ethical standards e.g., confidentiality, etc.
+4 Conducts reviews of budgetary systems (including variances analysis), policies,
manpower efficiency and new computer applications
*. Produces audit reports and submit the same to the Chief Internal Auditor for review
and release to management and the Audit Committee
Assembles audit files and conducts cursory reviews of audit files produced by the
Assistant Internal Auditors and the Audit Clerks
+ Trains, coaches and direct the activities of the Audit Clerks, and offers general
supervision and technical support to the Assistant Internal Auditor(s)
*- Conducts corporate research, and investigations on vendors and conducts fraud
investigations. (producing the associated reports)
*- Assist the AGM/Chief Internal Auditor in the annual audit planning exercise and
offer direct, assistance on major investigations
+4 Conduct audits in conjunction with the External Auditors and produce working '
papers for the External Auditors year-end audit
*- Conducts stock taking observation exercises, Family Island audits and special
Job Requirements include:
+ Bachelor degree in Accounting or other closely related discipline
+4 Professional accounting certification (e.g., CA, CPA,), in addition completing the
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Understand and apply Internal Audit Standards and International Accounting
+ Good investigative, interviewing and analytical skills
Good problem solving skills
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audit software and a good working knowledge of the H.T.E system are required
4 Good knowledge of the Corporation's operating policies, systems and procedures
Management and supervision skills
4- A minimum of 5 years experience
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Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker, P. 0. Box N-7509 Nassau Bahamas on or before:
Monday, September 15. 2008.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2008, PAGE 5
PAGE 6, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2008
Storm keeps woul-be
criminals at home
FROM page one
out of harms way and so people
tend to check on themselves and
shift gears I guess until after the
weather has passed," he said.
"So the problems that the
police would normally be chal-
lenged with are after the hur-
The senior officer said that
police have put into action
their storm command centre
that will deal with looting
reports or any other "crimes
that may be related to any
"They are monitoring
reports coming in from the
family islands, NEMA," said
ASC Hanna. "They are
responsible for coordinated
efforts to deal with whatever
eventualities would come up.
They have a reporting line
directly to the Commissioner
The Command Centre will
be up and running until the
Bahama islands get the "all
clear" from the Meteorologi-
cal and Cabinet office.
The police are working very
closely with NEMA currently
and ensuring that all of their
police stations are in a "state of
readiness" should a major
$761,000 1I lost
FROM page one
the weather conditions become
No ships were in Grand
Bahama or Nassau Harbour
yesterday, and Discovery has
cancelled its voyage to Grand
Bahama today, however Car-
nival and Disney ships are
scheduled to arrive in Nassau
FROM page one
Bahamas at major hurricane
strength by Sunday. and New
Providence by early Tuesday.
Basil Dean, Bahamian Chief
Meteorologist warned that it
could be catastrophic for the
islands and NEMA officials said
those in flood prone low-lying
areas like Bain Town, Pinewood
and Fox Hill should evacuate to
shelters if the worst case scenario
turns into reality.
While concern about Tropical
Storm Hanna has caused some
New Providence residents -to
make what may turn out to be
early preparations for its more
serious successor Ike when
The Tribune spoke to people in
Bain Town, their comments paint-
ed a picture of a population that
has not yet made preparations to
handle the ravages of a serious
"King", who was drinking a
cocktail with some friends as
Tropical Storm Hanna's falling
rain pattered along Market Street,
said he "never battens up" dur-
ing a hurricane and neither would
he consider going to one of the
"I never leave my house. I'm
always confident," he said.
Meanwhile, at a local bar, Ray-
mond George said he had yet to
see anything about Ike and was
not paying too much attention at
Paulette Munnings, 45, said
"Yes ma'am" when asked if she
was ready to face Ike, which
became a category four hurricane
on Wednesday night. However,
she claimed that not much will
come of it.
"It's going to get bad for flood-
ing, we're going to have a lot of
rain, but we're not gonna get dam-
aged too bad," she predicted.
Grandfather of nine, Mr
Thompson, 59, speculated that
New Providence people would
not understand the seriousness of
the threat until they experienced
"They need to experience it like
Grand Bahama's experienced
one. Right now Grand Bahama's
always prepared because they
have the experience. We haven't
experienced it (so) they don't
care," he said.
Mr Thompson added, howev-
er, that he too felt that Nassau
may yet be spared Ike's wrath, as
it has been that of other major
hurricanes in the past, as the
Bahamas is a "blessed nation."
Veteran of many hurricanes,
Franklyn Forbes, 70, said fatalis-
tically that "there's nothing that
FROM page one
Acuweather expert senior meteorologist Dan Kott-
lowski said: "We've had Tropical Storm force winds
300 miles near the storm so most of that was over open
Hanna's maximum sustained winds were around
65mph yesterday, with higher gusts. Ocean swells caused
by Tropical Storm Hanna affecting the northwest and
.FROM page one
en care of under our Emergency
Preparedness Plan, that was
already activated for Tropical
At the Wyndham and Shera-
ton resorts,,senior vice president
in charge of external affairs,
Robert Sands said management
would ,not prompt visitors to
we can do against Mother
He too claimed he has never
put shutters up to protect against
a storm and does not plan to
change that for Ike.
"No matter how much we pre-
pare, if it's coming it's coming and
no matter how much we may bat-
ten down or buy all the grocery or
the water there is, if there is going
to be destruction there will be
destruction, there's nothing we
Asked what he would do if his
wooden home in flood-prone
Bain Town got washed out, Mr
Forbes said that is a "bridge (he)
will cross when (he) gets to it."
More than their male counter-
parts, some local mothers were
A young mother of three, who
asked not be named, said: "I don't
even think Nassau can take that
right now. It's scary. I feel like my
house is strong enough but prob-
ably when I see how bad it gets,
I'll go to a shelter."
Another, Tanya Mitchell, 32,
whose son Tajay was playing in
the rain, said Ike would be the
first major hurricane she had been
"I'm kind of nervous. Probably
by Saturday I'll start doing some
preparations. My house is quite
Meanwhile, Patrice said she
Hanna is expected to be
hurricane as it heads for US
central Bahamas today will begin to subside tomor-
row. Hanna moved northwest at around 12 mph yes-
terday and was expected to turn to the north late tonight.
Mr Kottlowski said Hanna is likely, to regain hurricane
strength as she takes a northern turn over the open
water on Friday before threatening the Carolina coast
* leave, but noted that a "growing
number" are doing so..
He said the bigger loss would
be a total of around 600 night
stays have been cancelled by
those who were due to arrive next
"We anticipate that by Sunday
the Wyndham will have occu-
pancy of around 25 30 per cent
on available rooms and the Sher-
aton will be at about 20 per cent,"
When asked if the fall in visitor
numbers would affect the Cable
Beach hotels' employment lev-
els, Mr Sands said the Cable
Beach hotels would "staff accord-
ing to business demands."
Meanwhile, in response to the
same question, Mr Fields said it is
"too early to determine all of
He added: "We have put our
plan into place and each new
update determines which triggers
are pulled. Naturally however,
staff will be scheduled according-
ly, while maintaining appropriate
levels of guest service."
The Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation said the timing of the
storms, at a time when hotels are
not so full, means there will be
"minimal direct tourism losses."
"As September signals the start
of Bahamian tourism's tradition-
al 'slow' period, many smaller
properties have already been
closed or are preparing to close,
and would not have been seek-
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
September 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
7pm. Wyndham Nassau Beach Hotel, Cable Beach.
All tickets previously sold will honoured on this date.
Consecration & Installation Service Sunday, October 5,
2008 at 7p.m. Ebenezer Methodist Church, Shirley Street
The Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church wishes
to assure the people of The Bahamas that our disaster
response will be ready to assist our Bahamian people in
the case of hurricane damage and disaster. The Methodist
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
ing to accommodate guests."
During the afternoon strong
winds whipped through the
Atlantis resort's waterpark and
rolling waves pounded the shore-
line, leaving the pools and beach-
es totally deserted.
. Visitors remaining at Atlantis'
Coral Towers and Cove resort
seemed not too phased by Tropi-
cal Storm Hanna, mainly com-
plaining of boredom as they were
no longer able to use the water-
park, swimming pools or beach.
Lee and Emma, visiting from
the United Kingdom with their
four-year-old son, said that they
were having trouble entertaining
him without the sun, sand and
"We're not that nervous, the
problem is really more trying to
Asked if they were planning
on staying through the storms,
one said: "I don't think we've got
much choice really."
They said that having seen
reports of Hurricane Ike they are
just hoping that it is gone in time
for them to catch their scheduled
flight home on Tuesday.
James and Sarah from Canada
said they were not too concerned
about Tropical Storm Hanna and
Atlantis had done a good job of
keeping them updated.
But they complained that the
hotel had not arranged for alter-
native non-beach or waterpark
related entertainment options.
"You find yourself sitting
down, looking at the walls, read-
ing a magazine or chatting to each
other," said James.
The Ministry of Tourism said
that travellers choosing to cancel
or postpone their visit to the
islands would be able to do so
without incurring a penalty due to
the Bahamas Hotel Association's
hurricane cancellation policy..
would have liked to have been
more prepared, but she does not
have enough spare cash to stock
up on supplies.
Sebron, also known as "Batch"
was at work at a Market Street
gas station, but said he would be
putting up shutters with his father
and brother later that day.
He said he is keeping a close
eye on the storms: "I don't like
to hear about it, but when it
comes to seven I always cut on
the news. I just hope nobody got
hurt (in the southern islands)," he
Keith Minnis, owner of Wood-
master Cabinets on John Road
off Market Street, said he is wor-
ried about Ike. He was the only
person who told The Tribune that
he is definitely prepared to move
into a shelter if needs be.
"If I have to move I will move.
I've never done it before," he
Hurricane could cause severe damage
FROM page one
"It could be going through a process whereby they weaken and
If it were to weaken to a category three and pass over the Bahamas, it
would give no reason to relax, said meteorologist Basil Dean from the
Bahamas Department of Meteorology.
"A category four hurricane would be catastrophic damage, but we hope
that it decreases.
"Even if it drops to a category three it is still a major hurricane and it
is still pretty bad."
Mr Kottlowski added: "A category four hurricane is like a train head-
ing right for your house, so you have to treat it with some respect."
If the storm slows down, it could give Ike time to build up to a category
five hurricane, and it could hit the southern Bahamas on Sunday, central
Bahamas on Monday and northern Bahamas on Tuesday, meteorologists
The centre of Hurricane Ike was near latitude 23.6 north, longitude 58.2
west yesterday evening, as it moved west-northwest at 14mph, but a
gradual turn west-southwest is expected throughout today and tomorrow.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the centre,
and Tropical Storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.
A watch could be issued for the southern Bahamas tomorrow, and res-
idents throughout the Bahamas are advised to monitor the storm close-
ly. Track the storm at www.noaa.gov
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
TENDERS FOR CUDTOMS
FOR THE YEAR 2008/2009
1. Uniform Shirts White (Long Sleeves)
2. Male Trousers Black
3. Female Pants Black
4. Female Skirts Black
5. Female Vests Black
6. Neckties Black
7. Socks Black
8. Male Shoes Black
9. Female Shoes Black
10. Work pants Navy
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Tenders should be addressed to:
Ministry of Finance
Sir Cecil Wallace- Whitefield Building
Nassau, The Bahamas
Sealed envelopes are to be clearly marked
"Tenders for Customs Uniforms" and should
be submitted by Friday, 5 September 2008.
Specification of the quantity and quality for
uniforms may be collected at Custom House,
Thompson Boulevard, Monday through Friday
between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
All rights are reserved to rejected any or all tenders.
Financial Secretary (Actg)
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000, the Dissolu-
tion of HOWARTH LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate
of Dissolution has been issued and the Company. has therefore been
struck off the Register. The date of completion of the dissolution was
the 13th of August, 2008.
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* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Minister of
State for Finance Zhivargo
Laing and his wife, Zsa Zsa, are
proud parents of a newborn son,
their fifth child.
Mr Laing, MP for Marco City,
is in Freeport with his family
and is doing well following a
brief visit to hospital in New
Providence on Wednesday. It
was determined that he was suf-
fering from extreme fatigue and
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Matthew M. Carter III.
The commission acted in
compliance with a net meter-
ing rule it adopted in March.
The rule encourages devel-
opment of renewable energy
by expanding the size of eligi-
ble systems from 10 kilowatts;,-:
the amount of electricity typi-
cally produced by a single resi-
dential or small business wind
turbine, to 2 megawatts,
enough power for about 500
It allows all types of renew-
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just solar power, which was
covered by a previous program.
The rule also expedites the
interconnection of customer-
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to offset their electricity costs
with net metering credits given
for the extra renewable energy
they send back to the power
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Lights off, but
CITY and state officials tried to
hold them off, but New Orleans
resident would have none of it.
After Hurricane Gustav brushed
by the city, they wanted back in,
and now, according to Associated
So Mayor Ray Nagin relented
and allowed the first of them to
begin streaming in from evactla-
But more than a million homes
and businesses across three states
were still without electricity and
officials said it could take as long
as a month to fully restore power.
As residents came home to
New Orleans, President Bush
returned to the site of one of the
biggest failures of his presidency
to show that the government had
turned a comer since its bungled
response to Hurricane Katrina in
Faced with traffic backups on
paths into the city, Nagin gave up
checking ID badges and automo-
bile placards designed to keep res-
idents out until early Thursday.
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, many
people had no power and no idea
when it might return. Outages
were widespread across Louisiana
and thousands more lost power
in parts of Mississippi and
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a stomach infection.
"I am feeling fine outside of
the fact that I need to take some
time to rest, which the doctors
suggest that I do," he told The
The minister dismissed sug-
gestions that he suffered a
stroke, heart problems or chest
Mr Laing explained that he
was feeling lightheaded while in
Cabinet on Wednesday and
decided to go to the hospital.
"I was sitting down in Cabinet
and I felt a little lightheaded so
I went to get some water and as
I was walking I felt it was inten-
sifying, he explained.
"I was unfamiliar with that
kind of feeling and asked the
aide to take me to the hospital,
and really about three to five
minutes later I wasn't feeling
that way anymore."
Doctors performed a battery.
of tests, including heart and
brain scans and found nothing
wrong whatsoever, Minister
"What I realise is that the
night before and that morning I
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Laing and his wife
had sat up about three to four
hours tending to my newborn
baby so that my wife could get
some rest because she had been
constantly with him.
"That combined with the fact
that I have been running so hard
for the last several days, and I
had a slight stomach infection
and low white blood cells, and
the combination of fatigue and
stomach problems may have
been the reason for the light-
headedness," he said.
Mr Laing said that he is "feel-
ing fine" now.
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FREEPORT A casino
employee arrested at Grand
Bahama International Airport
was arraigned on firearm and
ammunition possession charges
in Freeport Magistrate Court.
Wynton Augustus Isaacs, 43,
of Seagull Close, Seahorse Vil-
lage, appeared before Magis-
trate Debbye Ferguson.
It is alleged that on Septem-
ber 3, the accused was found in
possession of a firearm and
ammunition in a travel bag at
Isaacs, an executive host at
the Isle Capri Casino, pleaded
not guilty to possession of an
unlicensed firearm and posses-
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The Public is hereby advised that I, JOANN BOWLEG of
#22 CLARKE AVE., Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas,
intend to change my child's name from JOVANNI EDWARD
BOWLEG to JOVANNI EDWARD JOHNSON. if there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
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NOTICE is hereby given that OMAR R. RAMIREZ
HERNANDEZ of PROSPECT RIDGE DR., P.O. BOX
EE-15284, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 5TH day of SEPTEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
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* Carry out electrical repairs to Air Condition and Refrigeration systems
* Perform minor welding and soldering as necessary
* Repair ice machines as necessary
* Repair walk-in, reach-in coolers and freezers
* Perform minor welding and soldering
* Must be capable of understanding Blue Print readings as it relates to
* Must be capable of making repairs to plumbing fixtures, 1" to 6" PVS pipes
* Must have basic knowledge of plumbing roughing.
* Must be capable of working independent and with minimum supervision
* Carry out preventive maintenance as necessary
* To install, repair and replace electrical equipment and devises for operating
machinery and service oriented areas
* Maintain all main switches gear (high and low voltage systems) and any
other electrical distribution board or panel in good working order
* Plan layout of wiring and install wiring, conduit and electrical apparatus in
* Must be capable of reading and understanding electrical Blue Print drawings
* Capable of trouble-shooting electrical circuit and equipment
* Able to perform work assignment in accordance with preventive
maintenance schedule, and work orders related to trouble-reports
* Recognize industry safe work practices, hotel policies, rules and procedures
Interested persons with such qualifications should submit their resume to:
Applicants for Electrician/Plumber A/C & Refrigeration Technician,
c/o The Tribune
P.O. Box N-3207
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ABOVE: A utility pole
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a sorry state after the torren-
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of PETER STREET WEST NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as .a citizen
of-The Bahamas, and that any.person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 29TH day of
AUGUST 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
Position Available -
Assistant Chief Engineer
A leading hotel invites qualified persons in the above
mentioned field to apply for the position of Assistant Chief
The successful candidate must possess the following:
A minimum of. 5 years experience as a Supervisor in the
Must be proficient in Preventative Maintenance
Must possess a proven record of Team Leadership
skills, and able to work with little or no supervision.
Must possess strong interpersonal, communication,
problem solving and customer service skills
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THREE NIGHTS OF MISSION SERVICES
PRECEDING OUR PATRONAL FESTIVAL
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 9 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11,2008
SER VING CRIST THROUGH MI9SIONAND MINFTRY
Tuesday Sept, 9th "., ,s s Agents of Cange"
Missioner: Fr, Sebastian Campbell
Wednesday Sept. 10th ",,As Agents ofHope"
Missioner: Fr. Basi Tynes
Thursday Sept. 11th "...As Agents of Peace"
Missioner: Fr. Bernard Been
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2008, PAGE 9
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FLOODING caused by
storm surge during
As Hanna slides, beyond the Bahamas and powerful Ike
looms just over the horizon, IN DAYS GONE BY takes a
look back at the wrath of Hurricane David, which hit the
Bahamas exactly 29 years ago this week.
David was the first major hurricane of the 1979 Atlantic
A category five storm, it was one of the deadliest of the
20th century, killing more than 2,000 people in the
As some points in its development, David packed winds
of 175 mph.
When it hit the Dominican Republic, it was the most
powerful storm to hit that country ever recorded.
It was the strongest to hit Dominica in the 20th century.
David was the second male name for a tropical storm
since 1952, the first to become a category fi e, and the
first storm name to be retired.
While battering the Dominican Republic, David began to
become disorganised. It had already lost a great deal of
strength by the time it passed through the Bahamas
Still, it brought 70 to 80 mph winds, heavy rainfall, huge
storm surges and at least one tornado.
THE SCENE at the Royal Nassau Sailing Club on the Morning of Sep-
tember 3. The dock Was completely wrecked.
DAVID knocked down this utility pole on Taylor
WE NEVER CLOSED! The Endurance Cafe on East Street was serv-
ing some loyal customers when the storm passed through.
TROPICAL STORM HANNA
Flooding strands hundreds of
U UN peacekeepers find carcasses of farm animals in floodwaters
* By JONATHAN M. KATZ
Entering a flooded city on
inflatable boats, U.N. peace-
keepers found hundreds of hun-
gry people stranded for two
days on rooftops and upper
floors Wednesday as the fetid
carcasses of drowned farm ani-
mals bobbed in soulpy floodwa-
Haiti seems cursed this hurri-
cane season, with its crops
ruined and at least 126 people
killed by three storms in less
than three weeks. Even as
Tropical Storm Hanna edged
away to the north, forecasters
warned that a fourth storm -
Hurricane Ike could hit the
Western hemisphere's poorest
country as a major storm next
"If we keep going like this,
the whole country is going to
crash," moaned Mario
Marcelus, who was trying to
reach his family in Gonaives but
didn't dare cross the floodwa-
'-Rescue convoys had been try-
ing to drive into Gonaives,
Haiti's fourth-largest city, but
kept turning back because lakes
formed over every road into
town. On Wednesday, Associ-
ated Press journalists accompa-
nied the first group of U.N.
troops to reach the city aboard
Argentine soldiers based in
Gonaives plucked residents
from rooftops that were the
only visible parts of their hous-
es. In a cemetery, only the tops
of tombs glimmered beneath
the water. The carcasses of dead
animals, including a donkey and
a cow, floated amid debris as
About 150 people were
crowded into a church. Most
retreated to a large balcony.
above the floodwater, where
they waited in misery for the
;> . . .. .. .. ... '
A MAN wades through a flooded street with his children after Hur-
ricane Hanna hit the area in Gonaives, Haiti.
waters to recede. "There is no
food, no water, no clothes," said
the 37-year-old pastor, Arnaud
Dumas. "I want to know what
I'm supposed to do. ... We
haven't found anything to eat
in two, three days. Nothing at
The Gonaives area, where
about 110,000 people live,
accounted for most of the 2,000
victims of Tropical Storm
Jeanne in 2004. Some.residents
said the current flooding was at
least as bad, and criticized the
government for failing to imple-
ment safety measures in the
past four years.
"This is worse than Jeanne,"
said Carol Jerome, who fled
from Gonaive on Tuesday.
About two-thirds of Gonaives
was covered in mud, although it
was difficult to determine the
extent of the flooding from the
air, U.S. Coast Guard
spokesman Matt Moorlag said
after planes conducted flyovers.
Severe weather prevented the
planes from assessing the situa-
tion in the surrounding moun-
tains, and there was no way to
reach the area,
In the chaos, there was no
way of knowing how many peo-
ple might be dead in the area, or
how many had been driven
from their homes. People kept a
wary eye on water levels, which
appeared to be holding steady
on Wednesday as Hanna moved
Qn the ground, men used
pieces of styrofoam as kick-
boards to try to swim out of
town. People waited for help
along the shores of the newly
formed lake, and Interior Min-
ister Paul Antoine Bien-Aime
said people stranded on
rooftops were becoming
SEE page 11
THIS PHOTO released by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, shows flooded area
of Gonaives, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. The city was flooded by Tropical Storm Hanna, that swirled
over Haiti for four days, dumping massive amounts of water and leaving at least 61 dead in its wake.
,. There is no food,
no water, no
-.clothes. I want to
know what I'm
o -supposed to do ...
We haven't found
I.R./ anything to eat in
S-- u ~ two, three days.
-Nothing at all.
A PREGNANT woman stands in a flooded street after Tropical Storm
Hanna hit the. area in Gonaives, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. Three
storms have killed at least 126 people in Haiti in less'than three
_- Society of Trust & Estate
S T E P Practitioners (Bahamas)
The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
in partnership with
Global Asset Management
Invite applications for a scholarship towards the completion of the
STEP Foundation Level Course
Applicants should meetathe following criteria-
v Bahamian citizen
v Currently employed within the Trust industry or wish to become
employed within the Trust industry
Application forms should be obtained from STEP Bahamas at its administrative office
below, and submitted together with the following:
Proof of Bahamian Citizenship (certified copy passport)
Current resume detailing employment history and career
Details of any other funding sources
Completed applications should be submitted/delivered to -
Goodmans Bay Corporate Centre, First Floor
P. 0. Box N-1764
Deadline for applications is SEPTEMBER 10th 2008
Development Company +
FOOD OUTLET DOMESTIC DEPARTURES LOUNGE
NAD is inviting proposals for a 1000 sq. ft. Food & Beverage Outlet
in the Domestic Departures Lounge. The successful Proponent will
ber required to design, construct, finance, maintain, manage and
operate the food & beverage outlet.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the proponent's relative
experience; the proposed concept, the proposed design; the
ability to finance the capital investment required for design and
developmentofthefood & beverage outlet, the operating, marketing
and customer service plans; and the financial offer to NAD.
NAD's goals and objectives are to:
(a) achieve a high standard of excellence and customer service;
(b) offer a mix of concepts that customers find attractive and that
will enhance the image of LPIA as a world class airport;
(c) offer food & beverage and retail choices to passengers at
(d) offer a mix of local, national and international brand-name
(e) develop and design retail and food & beverage facilities that
complement the qualities of the current and new terminals
while recognizing the distinctive spirit and character of the
community the airport serves; and
(f) optimize revenue to NAD.
For all of the RFPs, Proponents must be Bahamian
and Incorporated In The Bahamas.
Qualified and Interested parties may pick up the
Request for Proposal package at NAD's office,
Terminal 1 (Domestic/International), 2nd floor, LPIA
until Monday September 15th, 2008 at 4pm.
PAGE 10, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2008
TROPICAL STORM HANNA
hungry Haitians on rooftops
FROM page 10
"It is a great movement of
panic in the city," Bien-Aime
told AP as Brazilian soldiers
assigned to the 9,000-member
U.N. force carried him onto an
Businesses were closed -
both because of flooding and
for fear of looting and sup-
plies were running short. People
in water up to their knees called
to Argentine peacekeepers in
. Spanish, shouting "Give me
_ water!" Women on balconies
-_ held up empty pots and waved
spoons, signaling their hunger.
= About 1,500 people huddled
- in a shelter they nicknamed tie
S"Haiti Hilton." Director Jean-
= Noel Preval said there was no
food and the shelter was run-
ning out bf drinking water.
His cousin Jezula Preval gave
birth at the shelter to a healthy
boy on Tuesday night. Jezula
Preval, 23, said she tried to hold
out at home, but the rain drove
her out and floodwaters even-
tually swallowed her house.
"I lost everything, even the
baby's clothes," she said.
The situation was dire else-
where in Haiti as well. Flood-
waters swamped a hospital near
southwestern Les Cayes, and
nurses moved patients to higher
floors. At least 5,000 people in
Les Cayes were in shelters, said
Jean-Renand Valiere, a coor-
dinator for the civil protection
The U.S. Embassy in Port-
au-Prince declared a disaster
situation, freeing US$100,000
in emergency aid, spokeswoman
Mari Tolliver said. She said
hygiene kits, plastic sheeting
and water jugs for up to 5,000
families are expected to arrive
from Miami on Thursday.
"The biggest problem right
now is just getting access to
affected areas," she said.
Even as Hanna moved off-
shore, the National Hurricane
Center in Miami said Hurricane
Ike in the central North Atlantic
would gain strength as it
approached the Caribbean and
"could reach major.hurricane
status" within five days.
Its course remained uncer-
tain, but the most likely track
passed just north of the Hait-
AP writer Danica Coto con-
tributed to this report from San
Juan, Puerto Rico.
FLOOD VICTIMS sit in a UN truck where they receive treatment at the Argentine UN base after Tropical Storm
Hapna hit the area in Gonaives, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.
PEOPLE wade through a flooded street after Tropical Storm Hanna hit the area in Gonaives, Haiti,
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.
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AN ELDERLY MAN uses a stick to help him wade through a flooded street after Tropical Storm Hanna hit
the area in Gonaives, Haiti,.Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.
PEOPLE wade through a flooded street after Tropical Storm Hanna hit the area in Gonaives, Haiti,
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.
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Readying for Hanna
Residents flock to stores
throughout the capital
* BY T MONA LISA
Despite reports of Tropical
Storm Hanna weakening, resi-
dents throughout the capital
yesterday morning could be
seen taking the necessary pre-
cautions to prepare for the pos-
sible approach of the storm.
Although there appeared to
be a lull on the street in traffic,
most food stores, gas stations
and water depots received
heavy passage during the earli-
er part of the day.
At Lil Giant's Lumber Yard
on Carmichael Road, a govern-
ment official's aide loaded 14
sheets of plywood onto a truck
to secure his home. At the time
of his purchase, Tropical Storm
Hanna was situated at approxi-
mately 245 miles east of New
Providence and was moving
toward the northwest near 12
miles per hour.
Report #43 from NEMA
indicated that the motion was
expected to continue during the
next day or so with a gradual
increase in forward speed, while
a turn to the north is expected
by late Friday.
In a nearby gas station all
pumps were on go with more
drivers waiting to be fueled. A
spokesperson for Shell
announced that consumers did-
n't have to fill their vehicles due
to the fact that the company has
enough fuel to meet customer's
demands for the next three to
Regular customers of ESSO
on the Run in South Beach
were in for a surprise when they
arrived to be fueled about
5.30pm yesterday. Consumers
arrived to. find all pumps
;wrapped in heavy plastic and
[thebuildingsealed off with.hur-
,^n*pnels *, .... ,
e.was-'nslhotice on the
premises to alert, drivers as to
whether the station was out of
fuel or closed due to the
approaching storm. The station,
which is very popular for the
southern area of the island, did
not post a notice indicating
when they will re-open..
The stocking of water was
high on the agenda as well.
Water trucks drove through the
streets of Nassau and a wait at
the Chelsea's Choice depot on
the East West Highway, Inde-
pendence Drive gave a glimpse
as to the amount of water that
was being sold as trucks
returned stacked with empty
The company saw a peak in
water sales on Wednesday,
when they sold around 30,000
five gallon units. Manager of
Chelsea Choice, Robert Gard-
ner, said that they had no prob-
lem supplying their clients but
advised residents to stock up on
"Try to use your water supply
wisely because we don't, know
how bad this season is going to
be. That's not to say that we are
running out of water, it's just
that with unforeseen conditions
residents may not be able to
move about as they like. I sug-
gest that household's have at
least two weeks of water sup-
ply on hand."
Mr Gardner also indicated
that the company is not selling
any bottles at this time to
ensure that they have sufficient
on hand to meet customer's
In the Gibbs Corner area, an
elderly resident could be seen
filling up his gallon jugs from
the government cistern.
Residents throughout the
Bahamas are being advised to
..pay stringent attention to all
news.eleases until the storm
had .completely cleared the
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A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL'S aide stocks his truck in preparation of Tropical Storm Hanna's approach. Though
the storm was expected to take a northern direction residents were not taking any chances.
TIE DEL SOL SHOPPING PLAZA, Bay Street;, wa'clsed and bttened down as Tropical Storm Hanna
dunmied squalls of rain and light winds across New Providence on September 4, 2008.
pended all flights yester-
day as Tropical Storm
Hanna moved through the
northwest Bahamas, while
all other airlines contin-
ued to operate as normal
out of Lynden Pindling
International Airport in
Bahamasair flights will
Services from Nassau
will go to George Town,
Exuma, at 6.30am and
6.30pm, San Salvador at
11am, Orlando at 11am
and 6pm, Inagua at
9.15am, Stella Maris, Long
Island at 2pm, Mayaguana
at 9.30am, and Miami at
12 noon and 3.15pm. The
flight from Marsh Har-
bour to Palm Beach will
go at 10.35am.
Flights into Freeport
will resume at 12.15 pm,
Providing the all clear has
There will be no morn-
ing flights into Eleuthera
today, however the after-
noon flights will depart as
And all Bahamasair
flights will operate as
scheduled on Saturday.
A spokeswoman for
Bahamasair said: "On
Sunday, September 7, all
flights will operate as
scheduled with the excep-
tion of Provo in the Turks
and Caicos islands. This
* exception is due in part to
the movement of Hurri-
cane Ike in the Caribbean.
We will continue to mon-
itor this system and advise
the public accordingly."
Janice Antonson at the
Nassau Airport Develop-
ment Company said that
it is too early to say when
and how operations at the
airport will be affected by
Ike, but an update is,
expected on Saturday.
Austia Moxey, Registered Dental Hygienist,
would like to inform the public that she has,RE-LOCATED with
STAR DENTAL CLINIC to a NEW LOCATION.
Our office is situated immediately West of Finco Bank
p Opposite City Market Food Store, Rosetta Street.
. A Its provider, Dr. Anthony Davis and Dr. Cleveland Eneas Jr. can be
reached at (242) 393-7333, 356-5267, 356-2726; 356-2867
Fax (242) 328-7360 or
P.O. Box SS-6046, Nassau, Bahamas
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9.68 8.50 Bank of Bahamas
0.99 0.85 Benchmark '
3.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste
2.70 1.62 Fidelity Bank
14.14 10.80 Cable Bahamas
3.15 2.85 Colina Holdings
8.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (81)
6.88 3.20 Consolidated Water BDRs
3.00 2.25 Doctor's Hospital
8.10 6.02 Famguard
13.01 12.00 Finco
14.75 11.54 FirstCaribbean Bank
6.10 5.05 Focol (S)
1.00 1.00 Focol Class B Preference
1.00 0.41 Freeport Concrete
8.00 5.50 ICD Utilities
12.50 8.60 J. S. Johnson
10 00 10 00 Premier Real Estatel
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol
14.60 14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
0 54 0 20 RNiD Holdnnl-
WORKERS secure this Bay Street
business as Tropical Storm Hanna
dumped squalls of rain and light
winds across New Providence on
September 4, 2008.
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cal Storm Hanna as it
dumped squalls of rain
and light winds across
New Providence on
September 4, 2008.
THE PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY
BAHAMAS NATIONAL DRUG AGENCY
SUPPLEMENTARY TENDER FOR THE
SUPPLY OF DRUGS AND RELATED ITEMS
Tenders are invited for the 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:
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).
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Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with
several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to
9 in the empty squares so the each row, each column and each
3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Sudoku increases from Monday to
4 7 2 6
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Difficulty Level 9/02
HAGAR THE HORRIBLE
Best described as a number crossword, the task in Kakuro is to
fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the sum of
each horizontal block equals the number to its left, and the sum
.of each vertical block equals the number on its top. No number
may be used in the same block more than once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Kakuro increases from Monday to Sunday.
IU U im 2 486 9'57 311
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1 For certificate see master
after swim (7)
5 Go back in public transport
intended to take in others
8 A fair exchange in sight
9 Bound to have spirit (5)
10 Space for some oar move-
11 Do get accustomed to
being put out (6)
12 A new paper to be pub-
lished (6) 1
15 Sees I am different nation-
17 They hang from the ears
19 To take up the post is to 13
increase the risk (5,3,5) 14
20 Agitated nun that is upset 16
about the tedium of life (5)
21 Doctor needs transfer to a 18
city of China (7)
Yesterday's Cryptic Solution
Across: 1 Quack, 8 Roulette wheels,
9 Abeam, 10 Alsatian, 11 Perks, 12
Ate, 16 Florid, 17 Learnt, 18 Owl, 23
Whist, 24 Embalmer, 25 Stand, 26
Uncouple, 27 Screw.
Down: 2 Umbrella, 3 Crackers, 4 Job
lot, 5 Clear, 6 Strip, 7 Seine, 12 Ado,
13 Ell, 14 Pathetic, 15 In a sense, 20
Debut, 21 Aback, 22 Flour.
1 Protracted speech given
by doctor on law-breaking
2 Single-minded concentra-
tion before starting the job
3 Above and just behind the
4 Alarm created by our sea
being rough (6)
5 Nawab may be the boss in
6 Takes the plunge without
consulting the directors
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11 Justify being wrongly sev-
The mantle of sleep is (7)
A way of acting (6)
Emile provides something
i One result of wool-gather-
1 2 3 4 5 6
is 16 17 18
Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Prime, 8 Pacifist, 9
Upend, 10 Date palm, 11 Final, 12
Gap, 16 Dahlia, 17 Leeway, 18 Say,
23 Weedy, 24 Untoward, 25 Parch,
26 Kid-glovp, 27 Tempt.
Down: 2 Reprisal, 3 Manually, 4
Panama, 5 Vixen, 6 Vital, 7 Stamp,
12 Gas, 13 Ply, 14 Renegade, 15
Handicap, 19 Arrive, 20 Lucky, 21
Study, 22 Swell.
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7 Impoverished (7)
11 Gruesome (7)
13' Baltic country (7) (
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16 Open to view (5)
18 Malicious burning.(5)
HOW many words of four
letters or more tan 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 on
nine-letter word. No plurals.
Good 19; very good 29;
excellent 38 (or more).
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Opening lead jack of hearts.
Assume you're declarer at four
spades and West leads the jack o)f
hearts, which h you \\ inm ith the ace. It
looks like you'll have clear sailing.
losing at most a club and two dia-
monds, but when you next cash the
ace of spades, you discover that you
have to lose a spade as well. lHow
would you continue?
Since the spade and club losers
cannot be avoided, all your attention
should be focused on eliminating one
of the diamond losers. The trouble is
that unless you are very lucky. you
wsoill lose t\\so diamonds if\ou broach
that suit yourself. For example, if
you lead Ihc jack from dummy and
East has one of the honors, he will
simply cover, leaving 96u with 'rnp
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definitely be to your advantage if the
opponents broke the diamonds first,
which would give you an excellent
chance of a\ oiding two losers in the
v iu l.
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cash the spade king and follow with
the K-Q of hearts. You then concede
a trick to last's queen of spades and
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As long as the diamond honors
arc split (or if East has both of them),
the defenders are helpless. In the
actual layout, if East returns a heart,
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leads a diamond, you play low and
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acu and another club, you simply dis-
card a diamond, allowing West to
win with the king; the queen of clubs
then takes care of your remaining
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PAGE 16, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2008
WATCHING AND WAITING 1 I
MARKEY JOHNSON from Carrboro, N.C., stands on the Fifth
Street beach access stairway during high tide as waves powered
by a far off Tropical Storm Hanna pound the rocks, Wednesday,
Sept. 3, 2008 in St. Simons Island, Ga. Officials along the
southern Atlantic coast held off ordering evacuations Wednes-
day amid uncertainty about where Tropical Storm' Hanna might
come ashore and how strong it will be whern,it'gets there.
,,T'.T< ;, _
JOHN FERRELL prepares to move his friends boat to
a dry dock inland, as Tropical Storm Hanna threatens
to strike the South Carolina coast.
JIMMY BADGER, with the city of Charleston, protects a window at City
Hall with a vinyl material called Fabric-Shield as he helps ready the his-
toric structure for Tropical Storm Hanna Wednesday Sept. 3,2008. The
storm could be a hurricane by the time it reaches the U.S. coastline this
ONE OF thirteen C-17s left at Charleston Air Force Base takes off-
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, as the Base prepares for conditions JOSEPH BOEHM buys plywood atthe Lowes to protect hishome Wednes-
from Tropical Storm Hanna. Toe s$200 million planes Willtevacu day Sept. 3, 2008, in Southport, N.C. Managers at the store reported brisk
ate to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,'in Ohio and Whiteman sales of plywood and generators to area residents as Tropical Storm Hanna
Air Force Base, in Missouri. approaches the Carolina coast, with a Friday landfall predicted.
US readies for T.S. Hanna;
Category 4 Ike close behind
* CHARLESTON, S.C.
RESIDENTS moved boats
and booked inland hotel rooms
while National Guard troops
prepared to deploy along the
Southeastern coast as Tropical
Storm Hanna plowed through
the Atlantic on Thursday, with
Category 4 Hurricane Ike trail-
ing a few days behind, according
to the Associated Press.
Gov. Mark Sanford planned
to ask residents along South Car-
olina's northern coast to head
inland starting at noon. But the
uncertain path of Hanna, which
may become a hurricane by the
time it hits land sometime Sat-
urday, had emergency officials
holding off ordering coastal res-
idents to head inland. Still, high
schools in South Carolina can-
celed football games and work-
ers in Savannah, Ga., put storm
shutters over the windows of the
gold-domed City Hall.
"Hopefully the good Lord will
bless us and this storm will skirt
past but we are ready in what-
ever case happens," North
Charleston Mayor Keith Sum-
Hanna, responsible for at least
61 deaths in Haiti, was chugging
through the Bahamas on Thurs-
day with 70-mph winds, just
short of hurricane strength. A
hurricane watch was issued
Thursday for Edisto Beach, S.C.,
north to Surf City, N.C. And a
tropical storm watch was issued
from Edisto Beach south to
Altamaha Sound, Ga. A hurri-
cane watch means hurricane
conditions are possible within 36
hours. A tropical storm watch
means tropical'storm conditions
are possible within 36 hours.
The storm was tentatively pre-
dicted to 'hit somewhere along
the Carolinas, and its winds were
forecast to rake along more
southern shorelines. Officials as
far north as Washington urged
people to prepare for the possi-
bility of heavy wind and rain.
Ike could arrive in the
Bahamas on Sunday; Tropical
Storm Josephine was farther out
Hanna comes as New Orleans
residents start to return home
after fleeing Hurricane Gustav,
which did less damage than
feared but still caused serious
flooding and could leave some in
Louisiana without electricity for
up to a month.
But Haniina wasn't spawning
such a mass exodus just yet.
whether to order evacuations for.
the roughly 1 million people who
live between Savannah and
Wilmington, N.C. Gov. Tim
Kaine declared a state of emer-
gency Thiursday in Virginia, free-
ing up state resources for storm
Authorities in Maryland said
Hanna could bring 40-mph gusts
and 4 inches of rain there. North
Carolina Gov. Mike Easley said
Hanna could bring 10 inches of
rain to the state and pleaded
with residents to be prepared.
Food and other emergency sup-
pleq are available at state emer-
"We have in place everything
that we need," Easley said.
Uninhabited islands at Cape
Lookout National Seashore
north of.Wilmington, N.C., and
campgrounds on the southern
end of the Cape Hatteras
National Seashore were to close
at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The Marines at Parris Island,
S.C., moved their weekly recruit
graduation up a day to Thurs-
day. South Carolina restricted
port operations. In the Caroli-
nas, Air Force bases sent planes
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