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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: September 11, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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* By ALISON LOWE
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alowe@tribunemedia.net
WHILE it is Morton Inter-
national's present intention to
restore its Inagua salt plant to
fully operational status, a
spokesman at the company's
head office said it "cannot say
with one hundred per cent
certainty" that it will keep
operating there if in the com-
ing weeks it "finds out that it's
not practical."
The plant, which employs
60 per cent of Inagua's popu-
lation, was dealt a multi-mil-


lion dollar blow by Hurricane
Ike on Sunday, which tore
across the island at category
four strength,
Managing Director Glenn
Bannister said it may be
closed for between one and
two months while major
repairs take place.
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Philadelphia, company
spokesman George Bochans-
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about the future, but added
enough to confirm some
Inaguan's worst fears during
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* By NATARIO McKENZIE
DELIVERING a fiery and
at times emotional speech after
being acquitted of sexual
harassment yesterday, popular
media personality Darold
Miller told his former employ-
er, GEMS Radio, that he "is
coming for (his) money."
Speaking to a crowd on
Arawak Cay after the acquittal
(see page 3), Mr Miller
thanked those who supported
him during the trial, saying that
the entire ordeal has made him
stronger.
"I have been vindicated, I
am free," an emotional Miller


shouted as he stood outside his
stall, the Entertainment Shack
on Arawak Cay yesterday, an
hour after being found
not guilty of sexual
harassment.
Flanked by supporters who
cheered and spoke words of
encouragement, Mr Miller first
gave thanks to God, his father,
and especially his mother who
was his biggest supporter
throughout his trial.
"The magistrate in her bril-
liance ruled that there was
absolutely no truth to anything
that was brought against me.
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* By PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
A. FACTION within the
PLP is trying to block the rise
of certain prospective candi-
dates within the party by
installing their own support-
ers on the councils of the 41
constituencies throughout the
country, sources reveal.
As these branches would.
have 10 voting delegates per






* By LLOYD ALLEN
PRISON Superintendent
Dr Elliston Rahming yes-
terday admitted to "signif-
icant" corruption at Her
Majesty's Prison.
Testifying at the House
of Assembly Select Com-
mittee meeting on crime
yesterday morning, Dr
Rahming told House rep-
resentatives that the issue
of corruption is "at a wor-
risome level" at the prison.
"It's not out of control,
but if you've got 40 to 50
staff members, and you've
got a four to five per cent
corruption factor, that is
significant in a prison envi-
ronment," he said.
Committee member and
MP Kenyatta Gibson went
further in asking Dr Rah-
ming, "Would you be sur-
prised if it was the general
public's perception that it
corruption was ram-
pant?"
Dr Rahming replied, "I
would be interested in
looking at how that con-
clusion was arrived at."
In his analysis of the
issue, Dr Rahming indicat-
ed that three of the main
engines for corruption is
the illegal intake of cellular
telephones, weapons arid
drugs into the prison facil-
ity.
SEE page 10


constituency at the party's
next convention, this manoeu-
vre could amount to a certain
block having an additional 410
votes.
. First on the "chopping
block" sources indicate are
attorney Derek Ryan, who is
the rumoured front runner for
the Kennedy nomination and
Jerome Fitzgerald who may
be nominated for Marathon.
Mr Fitzgerald is said to be
having. difficulty in the
Marathon area as he seeks to
gain that nomination.
Also, local activist and lawyer
Paul Moss is also expected'to
face a considerable challenge
in the St Cecilia constituency.
"This is an attempt by them
to stack the deck, and these
guys have already begun to
make their move. There also
now may be the argument that
some of these prospective can-
didates do not even live in the
constituency that they are try-
ing to run for like that ever
was a problem before," a
source pointed out.
However, at this time there
is still some ambiguity over
who these factions are truly
working for.
Some sources believe that
they can be represented by
either party leader Perry
Christie, or those who are
rumoured to be seeking his
departure from front line pol-
itics.



Sacked hotel
workers march to
court to file writ
PAGE TWO

Former Deputy
PM hits out at
PMH
PAGE THREE


Laing
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PM on EPA
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| By MEGAN REYNOLDS
Tribune Staff Reporter
HOTEL workers sacked from
the Wyndham Hotel in Cable
Beach marched to court yesterday
to file a writ against their employer
for breach of contract.
Counsel and attorney Obie Fer-
guson is representing 14 to .18 of
around 60 people who lost their
jobs at the Wyndham Hotel when
two towers closed as tourism dwin-
dled over the summer.
Mr Ferguson claims the Bahamar
Development Company Ltd and
Cable Beach Resorts Ltd let
employees go unlawfully by pay-
ing them an inadequate redundan-
cy.
Room attendants employed for
25 years were give irdiffid $5,000,
just a fraction of the $43,000 they
were entitled to, Mr Ferguson said.
Redundancies included no com-
pensation for substantial loss of
salary, vacation pay, gratuity and other particulars of their con-
tract.
Adrianna Roberts, 45, a room attendant at the Wyndham for
18 years said: "We went with strength and lifewhen we were
young, and we come out 20 years later with nothing. Who is sup-
posed to hire us at this age?
"They just threw us out the door when they finished with us
and that is wrong.
"We want the government to get involved so it doesn't hap-
pen to another hotel worker again."

Attorney
As representing attorney, Mr Ferguson said he believes he has
a strong case.
"Irrespective of who you are, when you breach the law you go
to the eourt,-" he-said.,
"I think it is time Bahamian workers got something out of the
system and got treated properly this was a fundamental breach
of contract and will be argued in the courts."
The group of workers represented by Mr Ferguson marched
from his office in Elizabeth Avenue to file their writs at the
Supreme Court.
Among them was Deborah Flowers, 51, a room attendant for
25 years who kept her full-time job when the two towers closed
last summer, but has lost out with a $5,000 pay-off this
year.
"That'stmy entire life I spent there," she said.
"I don't mind if they let me go, but give me what I am sup-
posed to get."
Single mother-of-four Pauline Rolle, 43, also a room attendant
for 25 yeer& whoet4 he hotel in July, claims she also injured her
leg on the job was not given siek pay.: .
"They slaved me like a donkey and'now Fim crippled," she
said.
"They leave me hopping like a rabbit. Now I have to go to
surgery."
Clarice Cox worked at the hotel for 20 years before she was
dismissed-in August.
"I am not a problem person, and I was told to leave with no
explanation," she said.
The Hotel Workers Union was no help, said Alfred McKen-
zie, 46, a houseman for 18 years.
He said: "September is a slow month and all of thehotels are
cutting shifts down to one or two days, but the union aren't
doing anything for anyone."
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0 In brief


Laing expected

to brief PM on

EPA meeting
* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
MINISTER of State for
Finance Zhirvargo Laing is
expected to brief the prime min-
ister today on the outcome of
a CARICOM meeting in Bar-
bados on the controversial Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement.
CARICOM leaders met in
Barbados on Tuesday to ham-
medtit deftils"relating to the
EPA, week after the original
signing date and days:after
European Union (EU) agents
stated that if CARICOM coun-
tries do not sign on, preferential
access for their products to the
European market will be lost.
The Bahamas, Trinidad,
Jamnica, Barbados, the Domini-
can Republic, Belize, and St
Vi.,ent are in favour of sign-
ing onto the deal and were said
to be in serious talks yesterday
to persuade reluctant regional
leaders.
In a brief interview from Bar-
bados, Mr Laing said he could
not divulge specifics of the
meeting before he speaks with
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham, who is minister of finance.
"I'm not at liberty to give you
an update," he said,
President of Guyana Bharrat
Jagdeo is said to be leading the
charge for not signing the agree-
ment, arguing the deal is not in
the region's best interests.
St Lucia has reportedly said
they will not sign onto the
agreement while Grenada is
asking for an extension.
If the Bahamas does not sign
onto the EPA by the current
deadline October 31 it
could incur serious trading
penalties.
The EPA is a broad-based
pact that is supposed, over the
next decade-and-a-half, to lead
to reciprocal free trade in goods
and services between the 27-
member EU and the region.
The agreement was initially
slated for a July signing date
but was post-poned several
times in August.
It was then assigned a tenta-
tive September 2 signing date ,
which was rescheduled. A new-
date hangs on the outcome of
yesterday's meeting.
The deal has met much resis-
tance locally.


"II


AN EMOTIONAL Darold Miller speaks after his acquittal yesterday.


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Tim Clarke/Tribune staff


Cheers in courtroom as



Darold Miller acquitted


* By NATARIO McKENZIE


POPULAR media personality Darold Miller
was acquitted of sexual harassment yesterday after
Magistrate Renee McKay ruled that given the evi-
dence she was not satisfied he had committed the
offence.
Mr Miller was accused of importuning a female
GEMS employee for sexual favours between Feb-
ruary 2 and March 22 last year while he held a
position of authority over her as the company's
Chief Operating Officer. Mr Miller was formally
arraigned in a Magistrate's Court-on August 29
last year. His trial began on January 4 of this year.
During the course of the trial, the prosecution
called several witnesses, including the virtual:com-
plainant. In May Magistrate McKay ruled that the
prosecution had made out a case against him. Mr
Miller subsequently called three witnesses to testify
.. :in.hi .defence, .. , .
In'her ruling yesterday Magisti ate vflav. said
she was not satisfied to the point hat she-vwas sure
that Mr Miller had importuned the virtual com-
plainant for sexual favours. She acquitted him of
the charge. Cheers filled the packed courtroom


"for a brief moment as Mr Miller's supporters
appeared elated on hearing the judgment.
Outside the courtroom Mr Miller appeared so
overcome with emotion that he was not immedi-
ately able to address questions posed by reporters,
but held his mother, Willimae'Miller, who was
also in tears.
'"I want to thank my dear mother and now we
lift up our eyes to the hills from whence cometh our
strength," a tearful Mr Miller told reporters. Mr
Miller said he would be making an official state-
ment at the Entertainment shack on Arawak Cay.
"To God be the glory, we just thank him, we
know him, we serve hin we have proved him over
and over and we have proven him today," Mrs
Willimae Miller said. "We prayed and the result is.
that our prayers have been answered," Mrs Miller
said.
Mr Miller's brother, Philip Miller, said he saw
the whole ordeal as an attack on his mother's faith.
r- .This is what I felt from the beginning, this was
ain aitck from the devil against my-mother. I did-
n't see it as an attack on Darold but it was an
attack on my mother, to attack her faith and I
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ByPAULSRNT A&E 'took five hours to treat
Tribune Staff Reporter five to
pMptqtne M Cynthia Pratt's husband'
FORMER Deputy Prime Min-
ister Cynthia Pratt called on gov- Mrs Pratt said that in addition, modern society now. Thlis isn't the
ernment to do something about there was much "idle talk" and days when you had to go and pick
the obscenely long waiting times at conversations with "people shout- numbers where you don't know
the Accident and Emergency sec- ing for the next one." the emergency cases from the non-
tion of the Princess Margaret Hos- She said that she spoke to the emergency cases, you have to wait
pital. minister and he promised a full your turn until your number's
Shfive hours for A&Esaid that on Tuesda treaookt her investigation into the matter. called. I was very upset last night,
five hours for A&E to treat her "Nobody should be treated this very upset."
ill husband, Joseph Pratt, who was way when they go to Accident and Mrs Pratt husband is now rest-
not admitted to the private med- Emergency. ing on the private medical ward
ical ward until 10her husbpm. "We are supposed to be a more in stable condition.
Mrs Pratt said her husband
waited in the A&E section without
being offered anything to eat, and 4 T~TTT-
for the entire time, no credible
explanation was given for the wait. r ,
"I thought for a moment it- .' a
might be a problem with beds, and -
I could understand that being in n p i
the system (Mrs Pratt was once a
nurse). But that was not a prob- -
lem, because when I went to the
was a problem with beds and she U
said. 'No Mother Pratt, they called
us after 5 to say that Mr Pratt was
to be admitted and we wondered
what happened, what took them -
so long'," she said.
Mrs Pratt said was not only
complaining for her husband, but
also for the many other Bahami-
ans who have to deal with such
unprofessionalism at A&E.
"As a diabetic they should have
ensured that food was there so he -
could have something to eat at 10
o'clock in the night. But by the
time we got there they said the
cafeteria was closed, so one of the
young men had to go out and look -"-
for food for him at 10 o'clock. -
These kind of things are not right.
"I am voicing my concern is for"
people in general. It didn't have to ..
be my husband, it could have been
anybody. For five hours I was at
A&E and it was like a fish market!
"I could hear this doctor arguing Bank
with this teacher, a foreign doc- _
tor. He is telling a teacher that he > Financing a
is doing her a favour by looking AvailableStartin
after her boy. And her and this on the
doctor got into an argument in the pot Comeo
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WHAT DEVASTATION!
Take a look at today's front page and weep
for what remains in the wake of an "act of
God" over which man has no control. A vicious
Hurricane, never before experienced by
Inaguans, settled over that island in the darkness
*of Sunday morning. It didn't exhaust its windy
fury until late that afternoon.
It had left several lifetimes of hard work
and much sacrifice in twisted ruins behind it.
The small island's salt industry, its only liveli-
hood, which had taken more than 70 years to
build, had been destroyed. The Morton Salt
Company, which took over an industry started
by three pioneering New England brothers -
Wentworth (Bill), Jim and Doug Erickson -
employed 60 per cent of the island's popula-
tion. Today these workers are jobless, all hoping
that the company will reopen.
Visiting the scene Tuesday, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham, hoped that "Morton will see
its way clear to restart its operation." He point-
ed out that "they are critical to the economy of
Inagua." As a result, he continued, "Inagua
enjoys the highest standard of living of any of
the islands in the southeast Bahamas. There
are just under 1,000 souls who live on this island
and they have had a fairly good income as a
result of Morton."
Of course, some of Morton's younger work-
ers .who know nothing of the struggle to turn
Inagua's silt pans into profit, took strike acilon,
closing the plant for two weeks, shortly before
the hurricane. The island's older heads who
helped build the company shook their heads in
disbelief. "The company -has been good to its
employees," one of them said. "But we are now
dealing with. the twenty-first century genietri-.
tion a generation without gratitude and with-
out character."
One of-the company's originals, whose mem-
ory recalls the Erickson days, said that many of
the persons employed by Morton today are the
children and grandchildren of the original work-
ers who helped build the island's salt industry.
He said that Inaguans in general were not for
the strike, "the rank and file are not involved,
but there are a few radicals among the workers
and they are intimidating the rest."
He hadn't a good word to say for the union
leadership. He believed they lacked "charac-
ter", were "ill-advised" and "not thinking of
the welfare of the island."
Yesterday, speaking with a Tribune reporter,
a Morton spokesman in Philadelphia, said that
the company's present plan is to rebuild their
Inagua plant, but ... And therein lies the sting.
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we find out that there's something we don't
know about that changes those plans, I suspect
that we might be having a different answer," he
said.
The only voice blustering in arrogance
among all this doubt, was that of union leader
Obie Ferguson, adviser to Inagua's unionists,
He is the only one who is certain that Morton
Salt will not leave Inagua. In essence, he is say-'
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"low taxes, low regulations and low proce-
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Any multinational company would want to do
business in the Bahamas, he said with confi-
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one who believes these empty words are equal-
ly as foolish.
"Morton Salt will never complain about the
productivity or the efficiency of the workers,"
said Mr Ferguson. This is not true. Morton Salt
has already complained about the productivity
and efficiency of its Inagua workers. It has made
comparisons with its other plants. Last year,
when Morton kept all of its 104 non-manage-
ment staff employed during a 15-week period
when no salt was being harvested, it pointed
out that Morton's costs were "three times above
normal."
It said that Mexico produced five million
tonnes of salt a year with the capacity to
increase to seven million compared to Mor-
ton's Inagua plant that produced only 1.2 million
tonnes. Chile also had better production.
"We're competing globally in a global mar-
ketplace with Mexico and Chile, and in Mexico
the labour costs are much lower than what we
have here," Morton's local managing director
Glenn Bannister told workers at the time.
.. ----Morton's head office spokesman said yes-
terday that it "cannot say with 100 per cent cer-
tainty" that it will keep operating in *Inagua if in
the coming weeks it "finds out that it is not
practical."
The spokesman said that many things will be
takeninto consideration before the final deci-
sion is made.'
We can assure Mr Ferguson that his attitude
and the attitude of his unionists and their behav-
iour in the past several weeks will be very much
a part of the decision making process. That
behaviour could tip the scales the wrong way.
It is dumb for anyone to think that they are
indispensable.
The world will continue to spin without any of
us.
And Morton Salt can continue to prosper
without Inagua. Let's pray that they will decide
to keep Inagua in the family.


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EDITOR, The Tribune.

I listened to some of the
radio talk show on Love 97
Tuesday, 9 September. That
was the same day Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham led a
team to assess the damage at
Inagua after Hurricane Ike.
Wendall Jones' guest was Hal-
ston Moultrie.
It was said that the repre-
sentative for Inagua, Alfred
Gray, had not been called by
the Government in connec-
tion with the approaching hur-
ricane. '
Why would Mr. Gray sit
down and wait for a call from
someone in the Government
instead of picking up the
phone himself and calling
NEMA or going to the press
briefings headed by the Prime
Minister?
In fact, I'm sure the Prime
Minister would have been
happy to take Mr. Gray's call
himself and given him any
information he wanted.
The point is that some peo-
ple apparently including
Mr. Jones and Mr. Moultrie
- fail to acknowledge that the
FNM does have a superior
record of fair play and decen-


cy when it comes to national
emergencies like hurricanes,
and how to treat the Opposi-
tion generally.
Mr. Moultrie lamented the
lack of a bipartisan approach
when that is exactly the
approach the FNM has taken
in these matters.
In fact, while they were
holding forth, Mr. Ingraham
had just landed in Inagua with
his team and had taken along
not only Mr. Gray, but also
PLP Leader Perry Christie
and PLP Chairperson Glenys
Hanna Martin!
I understand the Opposi-
tion members had been try-
ing to arrange their own char-
ter when they received the
invitation from Mr. Ingraham
to go with him to Inagua.
That's the way our Prime Min-
ister and his Government do
things and it's time people like
Mr. Jones and Mr. Moultrie
acknowledge that.
One other thing. A caller to


the show raised the question
about the PLP plan to build
that three-million dollar
school in Salina Point, Ack-
lins, as an example of.alleged
PLP vision.
The suggestion was that the
school was also to be a hurri-
cane shelter for Acklins.
Mr. Jones neglected to
explain that $3 million was too
much for a school for just 30
plus students.
Furthermore he could have
explained that if the PLP Gov-
ernment was interested in a
storm shelter for the island of
Acklins they would not have
put it in the remotest settle-
ment, Salina Point, but some-
where more central.
The truth is that this project
- which was fortunately
stopped, reviewed and can-
celled by the FNM would
have been a scandalous waste
of taxpayers' money, just like
the straw market would have
been on a grander scale if it
had not been stopped,
reviewed and cancelled by our
responsible FNM Govern-
ment.

SOLID FNM


We need to pay more attention to

our quality of life, Mr Prime Minister


EDITOR, The Tribune.

Please publish this open let-
ter to the Prime Minister:

Dear Mr Prime Minister:
You seem so on the cutting
edge, so with it. How is it
though that you seem deaf to
the abominable noises vehi-
cles and buses with music, and.
motor bikes, minus their muf-
flers, with riders minus their
senses, make on the streets of
New Providence especially?
For, a long time I'd been
made aware that New York
had stiffened the penalties
severely to deal with persons
who might choose to disturb
the peace within music bdobfti-
ing in vehicles.
A recent visit to far away
Guyana, revealed that simi-
larly, the Guyanese Govern-
ment has seen fit to outlaw


music which disturbs the
peace in vehicles and on buses
on the streets of Guyana as
well.
I am often made to wonder
about this country of ours
being Paradise often made
to wonder about it being bet-
ter in The Bahamas.
We always seem to be so
late and so slow to embrace
and to implement measures
which have to do with main-
taining and enhancing the
quality of life in our country.
Away from the tourist areas
arid often times within these
areas as well, life and condi-
tions are so harsh so trau-
matic.
Thesebinoises in and from
-vehicles going about, is one
unbearable element. Smoking
in public places is another
unforgivable element.
We often seem so slow to
comply and to conform so
slow to embrace the loftiest
standards, revealing that we,
our leadership included,
beneath our trappings of
wealth and success, are ari
insensitive, rude, backward


people, Forgive my candout.
It is just so unbearable.
That we can tolerate some
of the things we put up with
socially and in our environ-
ment, indicate clearly how cal-
lous we are.
Why should anyone have to
grow such very thick skin?
Don't we cease being human
once our skin metamorphoses
into hide?
The lighting of fires, chok-
ing our neighbours without
concern, is another infraction
against which nothing is done.
Guyana seemed so soft .in
comparison to here a home,
the people so much more mild
mannered. We need to pay
i-more attention in our society,--
Mr Prime Minister, to the fin-
er things to.what militates
against the quality of life.-
We are so quantity orien-
tated here. Bahamians all
wanting more and more
resulting without fail, in less
and less.

OBEDIAH SMITH
Nassau,
September 8, 2008.


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008, PAGE 5


Four are rescued from sinking


0 In brief

Potential delays for
emergency patients
over the weekend
THE Public Hospitals
Authority has announced that it
plans to take the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital's electronic
patient registration database
offline this weekend.
The system will be offline
from Friday, September 12 at
5.30pm until Monday, Septem-
ber 15 at 10.30am.
The PHA said the exercise
may result in potential delays
for patients being registered at
the Accident and Emergency
department.
"We apologise for this incon
venience; however, this action is
necessary to effect upgrades
across the PHA networks. The
Public Hospitals Authority
remains committed to deliver-
ing the highest quality health-
care to the Bahamas and our
visitors,".said the PHA in a
statement.
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4th Annual Free Legal Clinic
UNDER the umbrella theme
of "Information You Need for
the Life You Want", Halsbury
Chambers is hosting its 4th
Annual Free Legal Clinic on Sat-
urday, October 4, from 9.30am to
2pm at the New Providence
Community Centre on Blake
Road.
Experts will discuss a range of
topics from "Surviving divorce
or a husband's death: Who gets
what" to "Protecting your fami-
ly: Gang-proofing your children."
Other topics will include
"Where the real estate buys are
in Florida and the Bahamas";
"Building or renovating: How to
avoid being ripped off."
The issue of work permits,
permanent residency, the right
to work also will be discussed.
This is also an opportunity to
sneak to a lawyer for free.


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
A US Coast Guard helicopter rescued
four people from a sinking Bahamian fish-
ing boat that was battling "mountainous"
seas 40 miles off Inagua on Sunday
evening.
The 60-foot fishing boat had suffered
engine failure and was taking on water in


Vessel had suffered engine failure


70 knot winds and 30 to 35 foot seas, with
40 foot swells, the Coast Guard report-
ed.
The Jayhawk rescue helicopter reached
it at around 8pm on Sunday, as Category
four Hurricane Ike was still bearing down
on the Southern Bahamas.
A rescue swimmer was sent down to


the fishermen from the helicopter to hoist
the stranded boaters to safety.
The swimmer, Petty Officer 3rd Class
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* By LLOYD ALLEN
IN AN effort to transform Her
Majesty's Prison from a penal insti-
tution into a correctional facility
that aids in the prevention of crime,
a number of recommendations
were made yesterday by prison
administrators at a House Select
Committee meeting on crime.
According to Prison Superin-
tendent Elliston Rahming, one of
the major issues related to the
prison is the increasing number of
inmates the facility can hold.
Dr Rhaming said that the prison
was built about 40 years ago with a
housing capacity for around 1,350
inmates. However, the present pop-
ulation at the facility is about 1,380
inmates.
During his presentation yester-
day morning, Dr Rahming also said
that often, inmates on remand end
up out-numbering sentenced indi-
viduals. '
He revealed that in 2007, some
2,556 persons were admitted to the
institution, out of which 68 per cent
were on remand.
Also reported was out of the
1,751 persons admitted between
January and August* of this year,
69 per cent were inmates on
remand, and where 22 per cent
were recidivist inmates.
Dr Rahming also noted that
there are no current laws in effect
which allow for the early release
of long term inmates who "no
longer pose a threat to society."
Dr Rahming said: "I am not sug-
gesting for one second that those
who commit serious crimes should
be punished lightly... I am sug-
gesting however, that we look at
the intent, the purpose of custodial
punishment and when that purpose
has been served, we resort to alter-
natives on a case by case basis."
In his address to the committee,
Dr Rahming provided the follow-


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Prison Superintendent
Elliston Rahming
ing alternatives to turning the
prison into a correctional institu-
tion:
The introduction of a plea bar-
gaining system
Alternative sentencing for non-
violent and non-dangerous offend-
ers
Allotting more time to pay for
indigent offenders who've been
fined to avoid incarceration
Introducing electric monitoring
vs traditional remanding for minor
or non-violent offenders
Expanding the remand facility
Systematically assessing the
cases of long term sentenced peo-
ple to determine their suitability
for early release
Dr Rahming feels these ideas
should be the subject of a parlia-
mentary debate; and then be con-
verted into common practice. "The
prison would quickly become an
instrument of crime prevention,
and not just a place for incarcera-
tion," he said.
Thr committee, which introduces
initiatives to be converted into bills
for debate in the House of Assem-
bly, is chaired by Bain Town MP
Bernard Nottage.


Recommendations made

for prison improvements


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Hospital drill1 frightens bystanders

0 By NATARIO McKENZIE staff were not compromise
Witnesses say they thought there was a bomb scare during the drill and this remain
AN evacuation drill brought a priority," a hospital statemne


operations at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital to a standstill
briefly yesterday as patients,
staff and visitors were forced to
exit the building.
When the Tribune arrived at
the scene, bystanders claimed
that the building had been evac-
uated sometime around
10.30am because of a supposed
bomb threat.
Patients from the accident
and emergency section were
brought outside where hospital
staff tended to them and used
umbrellas to shade for them
from the sweltering heat.
Sergeant Anton Moss of the
police Fire Services Department
confirmed that there was no
real threat, as it was actually an
evacuation drill.
"What actually happened was
that we had an emergency evac-
uation drill in case there was an
actual emergency here at the
hospital. So it's basically just a
drill and we're going to iron out
some things and try to improve
on how to effectively evacuate if
needed at any possible time,"
Sergeant Moss said.


ALL PATIENTS had to be moved into the
ducted an emergency drill yesterday.

Although he gave the evacu-
ation exercise a fair mark,
Sergeant Moss said that timing.
was an area that needed
improvement.
"I know it's a challenge mov-
ing bed ridden patients but the
thing is, you have to be as quick
and safe as possible and I think
they could have improved on


the time," he said.
"The goal is actually three
minutes. We know that is
almost near impossible but if
you aim for that and you go a
few minutes over that will be a
great improvement.
"I understand that all areas
was activated effectively
because when I went to the


department at the Princess Margaret Hospital as the Fire Services Department con-


maternity ward I saw nurses and-they still relaxed," Sergeant
with babies in their hands some Moss said.
in little cradles so that was good He said Fire Services fre-
to see that people made an quently conduct such exercises,
effort," Sergeant Moss said. however yesterday was the first
"This was actually a blind drill at the Princess Margaret Hos-
and that was always a challenge. pital in quite some time.
When people know its a drill "The management team
they tend to relax but that was wishes to assure the public that
the problem they didn't know the safety of our patients and


d
ns
nt


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said.
One bystander who was visit-
ing a sick sister at the hospital
said the fact that there was no
available facility to house the
patients in the event of such a
circumstance was deplorable.
"My sister is right here,on this
trolley she has been here from
Monday with a mild stroke. I
think even though its a bomb
scare and the patients security
comes first, to bring all these
patients out here in' the hot sun
is deplorable, there ought to be
a backup in the event of a bomb
scare or have some other facili-
ties available," the man who
chose anonymity said.
Lyndianna Rahming, a nurse
who was visiting a relative,
praised the hospital's staff for
moving the patient's out expe-
ditiously.
"I was upstairs, they was get-,
ting everybody out as quickly
as possible, I can't complain,'
she said.
"The nurses doing their best,
they got the people out fast,
upstairs and downstairs."


PROSPECTUS

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2028, 2029. 2030. 2031,2032 and 2033


ISSUE OF B$100,000, 000.00


Issued under The Bahamas Registered Stock Act, and authorized by Resolutions of the House of Assembly,
12th June, 2008.

Applications will be received by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 am on 8th September, 2008
and will close at 3:00pm on 18th September, 2008. Allocations will commence at 9:30 a.m. on 19th September,
2008 and will cease at 3:00p.m. on 22nd September, 2008.

If the total subscriptions exceed the sum of B$100,000,000.00 (Nominal) partial allotment will be made to
subscribers, and a proportionate refund will be made as soon as possible after allotment. No interest will be
paid on amounts so refunded.

The date of this Prospectus is 3rd September, 2008

The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas invites applications for Bahamas Registered
Stock totalling B$100,000,000.00. The Stock will be available in a rangz ,f maturity dates; the earliest being
repayable in 2028 and the latest in 2033. The total amount of Stock offered, the rate of interest and the issue
price are given below:-


Rate of Interest
9/32% Above Prime Rate
5/16% Above Prime Rate.
11/32% Above Prime Rate
3/8% Above Prime Rate
13/32% Above Prime Rate
7/16% Above Prime Rate


Name of Stock
Bahamas Registered Stock 2028
Bahamas Registered Stock 2029
Bahamas Registered St6ck 2030
Bahamas Registered Stock 2031
Bahamas Registered Stock 2032
Bahamas Registered Stock 2033


Amount B$
10,000,000.00
15,000,000.00
15,000,000.00
20,000,000.00
20,000,000.00
20,000,000.00
100,000,000.00


Issue
Price B$
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
190.00


The Stock shall be repaid on 22nd September, in the year appearing in the name of the Stock.

INTEREST

The Stock will bear interest from.22nd September, 2008, at the rate shown against the name of the Stock as
the percent per annum over the Prime Rate (i.e. the prime commercial interest rate from time to time fixed by
the Clearing banks carrying on business in the Island of New Providence in The Bahamas. If there shall be any
difference between them, then that which is fixed by Royal Bank of Canada). Interest shall be payable half-
yearly commencing on 22nd March, 2009 and thereafter on 22nd September and 22nd March in every year until
the Stock is repaid.

CHARGE UPON CONSOLIDATED FUND

The principal monies and interest represented by the Stock are charged upon and payable out of the
Consolidated Fund and assets of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.




SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Issue o"',f The Stock will be issued by the Registrar (The Central Bank of The Bahamas).
Applications will be received by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 am on 8th
September, 2008 and will close at 3.00 pm on 18th September, 2008 Allocations will
commence at 9:30 a.m. on 19th September, 2008 and will cease at 3:00p.m. on 22
September, 2008. All envelopes enclosing applications should be labelled "Application
For Bah amas Government Registered Stocks".

Units The Stock will be in units of B$100.00.

Applications Applications must be for B$100.00 or a multiple of that sum.

Application Forms Applications for the Stock should be made to the Registrar on the form attached to the
Prospectus and may be obtained from. the Registrar offices in Nassau and Freeport, The
Treasury Department (Marlborough Street & Navy Lion Road, Nassau) or any of the
following banks:

I. Bank of The Bahamas International
2. First Garibbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited
3. Finance Corporation of Bahamas Limited,
4. Commonwealth Bank Limited
5. Royal Bank-Of Canada
6. Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited
7. Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited (formally British American Bank(1993)
Limited)
8. Citibank, N.A.

PUBLIC DEBT

Provisional estimates from the unaudited accounts as at June 30, 2008 show the Public Debt of The
Bahamas to be B$3,098,664,000.*

GOVERNMENT REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE

The following information is extracted from the unaudited accounts of the Government uf The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


Revenue

Recurrent Expenditure (excluding
Repayment of Public Debt)

Capital Development
Expenditure (excluding loans
contributions and advances
to public corporations)


FY2005/2006p**-
B$

1,221,454,000

1,149,582,000"



123,454,000


FY2006/2007p**
BS
Approved Budget
1,338,481,000

1,285,692,000



166,225,000


FY2007/2008p**
B$
Approved Budget
1,483,929,000

1,385,133,000



189,731,000


** Provisional estimates from the i audited accounts.
The Public Debt amount is inch ive 9f The Public Corporations contingent liability which as at June
30. 2008 totalled B$419,807,000.


THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2028, 2029 2030, 2031, 2032 AND 2033


FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
APPLICATION No
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DATE:


The Registrar
c/o The Central Bank of The Bahamas
P. 0. Box N-4868
Nassau, Bahamas

Sir:


I/We hereby apply for the following amount of Bahamas Registered Stock:


Insert below the amount applied for
in Units of B$ 100


9/32% Above Prime Rate


Bahamas Registered Stock 2028 B$


5/16% Above Prime Rate Bahamas Registered Stock 2029 B$
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3/8% Above Prime Rate
13/32% Above Prime Rate


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and undertake to accept any less amount which may-be allotted to me/us.


I/We enclose B$


in payment for the Stock applied for.


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Nottage faces 8% pension loss if term not


extended, says Bar Association President


* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
SUPREME Court Justice
Rubie Nottage will receive about
eight per cent less in pension pay-
ments if her term is not extended
by another two years, Bar Asso-
ciation President Wayne Munroe
said.
If her term is not extended, the
government would have to pay
her pension in accordance with
her five months of employment
as a justice, and may also have to
pay a salary and subsequent pen-
sion to her replacement. Mr
Munroe said this move would be a
waste of tax-payer money and is
riot cost-effective.
"Pensions are based on time of
service. From my recollection
there is not going to be a signifi-
cant difference in it, she will get
the pension that's appropriate to
someone who has served the time
that she has. It's not as spectacular
as people think, so there would
be very little difference there".
Mr Munroe said Section 8 of
the Judges Remuneration and
Pensions Act says that everyone
other, than the chief justice gets a
pension at the annual rate of 2/5
of the pensionable emolument (or
the annual basic salary) paid to a
judge plus 1/300 of this amount
in respect to each completed
month.
The annual basic salary for a
judge is between $85,000 to
$95,000 plus benefits, Mr Munroe
said.
Mr Munroe said he expects Mrs
Nottage to return to her previous
job as a college professor where
she will receive a salary along with
a pension for her time served as a
justice.
"Nothing prevents her from
getting a pension (if) she returns
to that employment. The only dif-
ference will be that instead of pay-
ing the other 3/5 and having that
judge, you will now pay the
(whole amount) to somebody else.
So it costs the country more
because instead of paying 2/5 of


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BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT Shalom
Caribbean International and
Access Ministries International
have launched a television pro-
gramme aimed at promoting the
pro-Zionist message to millions
of people to pray for the peace
of Jerusalem.
Rev Alexis Wallace, president
of Shalom Caribbean Interna-
tional, announced that the pro-
gramme, Shalom Intercessors
Bulletin, began broadcast from
Grand Bahama to over 40 mil-
lion people across Europe this
past Saturday. Grand Bahama
Christian Council president Rev
Sobig Kemp was present for the
announcement held at Access
Ministries offices in Coral Gar-
dens, Freeport, on Tuesday.
Rev Wallace said the pro-
gramme is being aired on Faith
TV a Christian movie, docu-
mentary and biography channel
featuring drama, comedy, action,
and educational programmes.
"We were delighted that our
programme was approved to be
aired there, and we will be com-
ing to the Bahamas soon via a
local channel," he said.
Rev Wallace said Shalom
Intercessors Bulletin is a half-
hour variety TV programme that
was produced and recorded in
Freeport at the Pelican Bay
Hotel.
"TV producers from Atlanta
were brought to Freeport, where
over the course of two weeks sev-
eral Grand Bahama pastors were
selected to address from a biblical
perspective these 'end time' ene-
mies of Judah which have become
strategically entrenched within
our Caribbean," he said.
Rev Wallace is committed to
seeing that the Caribbean
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you could have paid her the full
thing and she could have served as
a judge. Now you're going to pay
her (pension) plus you're going
to pay someone the whole salary
and get into a pension for them.


"In America
judges sit until
80 and on,
once their
minds are

clear and all
the rest."

Ex-senior parliamentarian
It's not a cost effective move,"
said Mr Munroe, adding that he
would be baffled if the govern-
ment did not extend Mrs Not-
tage's employment.
He said the Bar Association has
not been consulted about not
extending Mrs Nottage's appoint-
ment. Nor has he received any
official notice in regards to such a
move.
He also expressed concern


about "the poor Bahamian peo-
ple" who have cases before Mrs
Nottage and may have to start
again in front of a new judge if
the matters are not completed
before her 65th birthday.
Yesterday a former senior par-
liamentarian told The Tribune
there is a general feeling within
the legal community that the con-
stitution should be amended to
increase the age of retirement for
judges.
"There is a feeling, and I agree
with this; that that's too young an
age and I think the constitution
should be changed to take that
age up, because we have judges
who are just as experienced at that
age. As a matter of fact I believe
that was one of the things that
was put in the referendum; that
the age (of 65) be extended. The
FNM wanted to do that, extend
the age of judges. But today you
know, 65 is not considered old. In
America judges sit until 80 and
on, once their minds are clear and
all the rest".
The Tribune understands that
Mrs Nottage's appointment will
not be extended past her 65th
birthday next month. According
to the constitution a justice who
has reached the age of 65 can have
their term' extended for two years
until the age of 67, however the
prime minister has to make a
request for this extension to the
governor general after consulta-
tion with the leader of the oppo-
sition.
An extension can also be grant-
ed to allow time for the conclusion
of all open cases before a justice
who is due retire.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham has said he will allow the law
to take its course and declined to
make any further comment on the
matter. PLP leader Perry Christie
told The Tribune he was consulted
on the issue, but did not divulge
his recommendations.
Mrs Nottage's appointment in
April was steeped in controversy
because of an indictment in the
United States 20 years ago in con-
nection with money laundering
charges. Her name was also men-


tioned in a 1984 Commission of
Inquiry report into drug-traffick-
ing, but US authorities never act-
ed on the indictment. She has 38
years of experience and has
served as general counsel to the
Grand Bahama Port Authority
and chancellor and legal advisor
to the Anglican Diocese of. the
Bahamas and Turks and Caicos.


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In addition to the programme,
Rev Wallace said that Shalom
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are doing to promote the mes-
sage of Pro-Zionism.
"We endorse the ministry of
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ravaged Grand Turk and South
Caicos on Tuesday.
Turks and Caicos Premier
Michael Misick lauded Mr Ingra-
ham's visit and said it represents
the close bond between his coun-
try and the Bahamas.
Arriving in Grand Turk aboard
a US Coast Guard helicopter, Mr
Ingraham along with Bahamas
National Security Minister Tom-
my Turnquest, were given a first-
hand view of the damage caused
by Hurricane Ike and. Tropical
Storm Hanna. Prior to his arrival
in the Turks and Caicos Islands,
Mr Ingraham toured the island
of Inagua, over which Ike passed
as a category four hurricane.
"We thank Prime Minister
Ingraham for coming and show-
ing his support," Premier Misick
told reporters at the Grand Turk
International Airport.
"As you know, the Turks and
Caicos and the Bahamas are one
people, we feel each other's
pain."
Mr Ingraham also highlighted
the long-standing relationship
between the Bahamas and the
Turks and Caicos.
"We were delighted to have
the opportunity to come down
and show solidarity with our
brothers and sisters here in the
Turks and Caicos," Mr Ingraham
said. "The relationship between
the Bahamas and the Turks and
Caicos is long-standing and strong
and we in the Bahamas will do
all we can to assist.
"We will be holding discussions
with the Premier to determine
the extent to which assistance
from the Bahamas would be nec-
essary and/or required, and we
would undertake to do all we can
to ensure that restoration of com-
munities in Grand Turk and
South Caicos is achieved in the
shortest possible time," he said.
Many homes and businesses on
Grand Turk sustained varying
degrees of roof and other struc-
tural damage.
During his tour of the island,
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Mort(

FROM page one
these difficult economic
times.
"I think we're committed to
doing what we can do. Right
now our plans are to bring the
plant back up. If we find out
further down the line that
that's not practical we'd have
to reassess at that time. I know
it's an equivocal statement,
but we haven't crossed that
bridge yet."
Mr Bochanski, a manager
of executive communication
and communication technol-
ogy at Morton International's
parent company Rohm and
Haas, consulted yesterday
with Morton International's
head office, which was in con-
tact with a team of Morton
executives just back in the
United States from a trip to
Inagua.
Rohm and Haas are cur-
rently in the process of being
taken over by the Dow Chem-
ical Company.
"We're focusing on site
assessment and clean up. Our
plan's to resume operations at
the site as soon as we can. The
site did receive significant
damage. We have some struc-
tural engineers who will be
making assessment of dollar
amount, so I don't have the


dollar amount, but I can tell
you it is significant."
Mr Bochanski added:
"Right now based on what
they saw and the plan we have
in place it is our intention to
bring the plant back up. If fur-
ther down the line in the next
week or two we find out that
there's something we don't
know about that changes
those plans, I suspect that we
might be having a different
answer."
He said the company's main
priority is on working with the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion, which will be taking over
the operation of the island's
power plant from Morton Salt
at the end of the month, to
restore the electricity supply.
Meanwhile, with the com-
pany hoping to bring workers
back in a gradual "phased"
way, they are considering
what financial relief they may
offer to Inaguans who will be
out of work for sometime.
"I can't tell you what that
will be but probably in the
next day or two we will know.
Whether relief would better
go to employees directly or
maybe to a third party like the
Red Cross will have to be
determined," he said.
Despite the uncertain state-
ments from Mr Bochanski,


Trade Union Congress leader
Obie Ferguson who acts as
legal adviser to the Morton
Salt's union, the Bahamas
Industrial Manufacturers and
Allied Workers Union -
expressed his confidence yes-
terday that Morton Salt will
not pull out of-Inagua.
He said the union is com-
mitted to working with man-
agement to "normalise things
as best as possible so the com-
pany can really get on and
start making money" and he
would "certainly encourage
them to continue to operate
in the Bahamas."
"Morton Salt (Inagua) is a
major investment for the com-
pany," said Mr Ferguson.
"The Bahamas is really an
investment area for most
multinational corporations.
It's low on taxes, low on regu-
lations, low on procedures; so
any multinational company
would want to do business in
the Bahamas," said Mr Fer-
guson.
He also pointed to the pro-
ductivity level of Inaguans at
the plant as another mark in
favour of the company
remaining committed to the
isolated island.
"Morton Salt will never
complain about the produc-
tivity or the efficiency of the


Darold Miller is acquitted


FROM page one

The charges were frivolous, vexatious and
a complete waste of the precious time of
the courts," Mr Miller said. "Throughout
the trial I wondered,, how could this be,
where is this society going with such a
travesty of justice." Mr Miller likened his
prosecution to a witch hunt, claiming that
it was never about sexual harassment.
"This exercise was like a witch hunt and
it ain' had nothing to do with sexual
harassment, absolutely nothing. It had to
do with moneys that were owed to me
that they refused to pay. It happened 40
days before the election, so you know pol-
itics was involved and it had to do with a
stand I took against sissyism in this coun-
try. We have lost our moral compass in this
country and when good men and women
stand up, you see what the consequences
can be, but God is a good God and I have
my faith in the Almighty God," Mr Miller
said.


FROM page one

He explained that within the 'S
prison system, in which i
inmates are in a deprived envi-
ronment, such items are con- In his
sidered of high value, more tha


"I have instructed my brilliant team of
lawyers to move quickly and bring civil
action against those who have maligned
my good character and who have defamed
me," Mr Miller said.
"GEMS owes me a lot of money and
God knows I need it. Iain work in 18
months, get my money ready, I coming, "
Mr Miller said.
"My lawyers will be filing action quick-
ly, if not this day on the neit," Mr Miller
said.
Thanking his supporters Mr Miller said
that throughout his experience he came to
know who his true friends were. "It's been
18 long months and there were many times
during thosel8 months that I was broke,
didn't have a dollar, thank God for people
like Frank Hanna.
"When you go through these valley
experiences you really know who your
friends are," Mr Miller said.
"My phone used to ring a hundred times
a day, when they brought these false
charges against me it stopped ringing, only


one or two people were calling and Frank
Hanna was one of them," he said.
"As I consider the options for my future
I think the only option I will consider is to
help the government transform
ZNS into what it ought to be," Mr Miller
said.
"I have chartered a new course in my life
now. For 37 years I worked tirelessly,
burned the midnight oil running after fire
engine and ambulance, covering straw
market fire and hanging, hurricane and
everything else and never really made any
money. Finally I was about to make some
money and you see what they did," Mr
Miller said.
Mr Miller said that his popular daytime
talk show will return to the airwaves.
"The Darold Miller show will return in
a syndicated form. It will be carried by
whoever wants to carry it," he said.
"God willing, I'll be back," Mr Miller
said, although he admitted that because of
the whole ordeal he was tempted to call it
quits.


Dr Rahming admits to

significant' prison corruption


view, this has led to
an five per cent of


prison officers becoming a
part of the problem of cor-
ruption.
In an effort to correct this
problem, Dr Rahming said
that a number of fail-safe
mechanisms have been imple-
mented.
These include the installa-
tioni of metal detectors; thor-
ough bag checks for both vis-
itors and staff at the prison
entrance; the use of drug sniff-
ing dogs; the use of advanced
cameras; the introduction of
advanced drug testing mate-
rials, and the use of cellular
telephone signal scrambling


software.
Superintendent Rahming
also noted that an internal
affairs unit was started at the
prison about three years ago,
which also assists in the detec-
tion and prevention of illegal
action, including corruption at
the facility.
Dr Rahming said, "The fact
is that I'd like to be associated
with a prison where corrup-
tion is at a reduced minimal,
and right now we don't have
that."
"The battle is far from
over," he said as he ended his
testimony.


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workers," he said.
Mr Ferguson said that the
Trade Union Congress will
also "be doing what we can
do for the people up there" in
terms of also coming up with
some sort of relief offering.
"You don't just put the
responsibility on the employer
or government as unions we
have responsibility. We've got
to be brothers."
Although salt plant work-
ers are normally on regular
salaries as defined under their
fixed term industrial agree-
ment, "when you have crises
those rules are relaxed,"
explained the trade union
leader.
"You have to look at the
bigger picture. In order to do
that you have to forget cer-
tain things for the time being.
That's the recommendation
I'll be making," he said.
"The union president would
appreciate the severity of what
happened And will sit down
intelligently, listen to compa-
ny's position, the members'
position.
"You want the company to
survive. If the company does-
n't exist you would have a
problem. So while you want
to improve your situation you
look at what's best for
Inagua," he added.


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THE University of the West
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student Runako Abdalla
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THE FREEPORT Container Port and the Phase V area. The Phase V area is the piece of land which is
right of the area marked as Delta 4.


Expansion work

continues on Phase V

at Container Port


HUTCHISON Port Hold-
ings' (HPH) Bahamas Busi-
.ness Unit yesterday
announced that work has
commenced on two projects
that are a part of the $300-mil-
lion Phase V expansion pro-
ject of the Freeport Container
Port (FCP) which was
launched by Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham in Decem-
ber of last year.
The Bahamian owned com-
pany Bahamas Hot Mix of
Nassau has been awarded the
contract and have commenced
work valued at $12 million to
provide an additional 14 stack-
ing blocks to expand Freeport
Container Port's container


stacking capacity.
In April, FCP took delivery
of 15 new Noel straddle carri-
ers at a cost of $15 million,
increasing the fleet of
straddle carriers in service to
75.
At the same time, Freeport
Harbour Company has com-
menced refurbishment work
on berths, numbers four
through nine, at the Lucayan
Harbour.
This project is being under-
taken by Manson, a United
States based company.
Both the container stacking
yard project and the berths
refurbishment project are
scheduled to be completed by


August 2010.
Dredging of the Harbour at
a cost of $30 million was com-
pleted by the Great Lakes
Dredging Company in Janu-
ary.
Hutchison Port Holdings, a
subsidiary of the multi-nation-
al conglomerate Hutchison
Whampoa Limited (HWL), is
the world's leading port
investor, developer and oper-
ator with interests in 292
berths in 47 ports located in
24 countries throughout Asia,
the Middle East, Africa,
Europe and Australia. HPH
also owns a number of trans-
portation-related service com-
panies.


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2008/2009 Officers & Directors
President
David Ramirez. CFA
Pictet Bank & Trust Ltd
PO Box N-4837. Nas-u Bahamas
Ph: (242)302:217
Fax: (242) 327 6610
Email:dramirez pici .t.com
Vice-President
Christopher Dorsett, CFA
Citigroup Corporate & Iniestment Bank
PO Box N 8158. Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242)3028668
Fax: (242) 302 8569
Email: Christoplier.a.dorsett'aciieroup.com
Treasurer
Sonia Beneby, CFA
ScoliaTrtst
PO Box N 3016, Nass u, Bahamas
Ph: (242)5025718
Fax: (242) 502 6944
Email: soniacurrva bl)ombere.ne
Secretary
Karen Pinder, CFA, CAIA
EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.
PO Box SS 6289. Nassau. Bahamas
Ph: (242)5025400
Fax: (242) 502 5428
Email: karen.pinderfiefgbank.coma
Programs & Public Relations
Jeremy Dyck, CFA
LOM Securities (Bahamas) Ltd.
PO Box CB 12762-525. Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242)3230032
Fax:(242)323-0084
Email: ieremy.dvck0lom.com
Education
Velma Miller
Ro)al Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Limited
PO Box N 4853, Nass:ou, Bahamas
Ph: (242)3567764
Fax: (242) 326 3000
Email: velma.miller(nroyalfidelitv.com
Scholarships
Warren Pustam, CFA, CGA
EverKey Global Partners
PO Box N 7776-518, Nassau Bahamas
Ph: (242) 3623093
Fax: (242) 362 6950
Email: warrenm(everkeyglobal.com
Membership
Pamela Musgrove, CFA


-ax: (242) 3b5 3o77
Email: pmusgroveh(cfal.com
Past President
KristinaM. Fox, CFA
CIT Holdings Limited
PO Box N 1328, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 363 1501
Fax: (242) 362 1502
Email: kf.i.cil.co.uk


Topic:


Date:

Time:


"Frontier Stock Markets: The Next to Join the Emerging
World"

Wednesday September 24, 2008

11:30 am General Meeting
12:00 pm Speaker's Address
Please arrive promptly!


Location: Sheraton Cable Beach Resort
Arawak Room

Speaker: Lawrence S. Speidell, CFA
Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Frontier Market Asset Management, LLC
La Jolla, CA


Cost:


Members -$25.00
Non-Members- $35.00
(Cheques payable to: CFA Society of The Bahamas)


Reservations: PRE-REGISTRATONREQUIRED -
by Monday September 22, 2008, contact:
Jeremy Dyck, CFA, tel. 323-0032, jeremy.dyck@lom.com
*Prepayment required through one of the Board Members


Larry Speidell is founding partner and chief investment officer of
Frontier Market Asset Management, sponsor of the Frontier Market
Select Fund.
From 2003 to 2006 he was Executive Vice President at Laffer
Associates, an investment management and economic research
firm. Prior to joining Art Laffer, Larry was a Partner and Director of
Global Research and Management at Nicholas Applegate where he
launched the firm's emerging markets products and developed and
enhanced the firm's international and global quantitative
disciplines. Larry also spent eleven years as a Trustee at
Batterymarch Financial Management where he was a portfolio
manager for domestic and international strategies, was responsible
for one of the first equity funds In China and worked on the
development of a fund for Russia. As Senior Vice President and
portfolio manager at Putnam Management Company from 1971 to
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Larry is a past president of the Boston Securities Analysts Society
and a past director of the Investor Responsibility Research Center
in Washington, D.C. Prior to the investment business, he earned
his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University and his
M.B.A. from Harvard University, served as a submarine officer in
the U.S. Navy and was an auditor with Arthur Anderson & Co.


CFA Society of The Bahamas


MONTHLY LUNCHEON SPEAKER EVENT


CULTURE MINISTER Charles Maynard is paid a courtesy call by
representatives of the AMMC.
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M&E Limited


As a
Bahamian


privately-owned,
Company and the


mid-sized
authorized


Caterpillar dealer in the Bahamas, we
are seeking an Electrical Technician. The
candidates should have proven experience
in Generators with more than 150KW's,


Transfer Switches,


and Generation.


Applicants with formal education in electri-
cal work are preferred.


Send complete resume with education
and work experience to:
M&E Limited, P.O.Box N-3238,
Nassau Bahamas, Attention:
Human Resources Department,
or email:me()me-Itd.com


Only persons being interviewed for
this position will be contacted.

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REPRESENTATIVES of
the Antiquities, Monuments
and Museums Corporation
(AMMC) paid a courtesy
call on Minister of State for
Culture Charles Maynard,
updating him on several pro-
jects, including the renova-
tion of the historic Collins
House on Shirley Street.
The Collins House was
formerly the Ministry of
Education and earlier, the
first site of St Andrew's
School.
The visit allowed an intro-
duction of consultant
Charles Siemon (third from
left).
Mr Siemon helped create
the distinctive Mizner Park
in Boca Raton, Florida, and
is the chairman of the Boca
Festival of the Arts.
He was enthusiastic about
the potential of how
Bahamian culture can unfold
in events, concerts, festivals
and other entertainment that
can act as a magnet for
tourists and be a source of
pride for Bahamians.
Pictured left to right are
Dr Keith Tinker, director of
the National Museum of the
Bahamas; Diane Phillips,
public relations consultant;
Charles Siemon, consultant,
attorney, developer and civic
activist; Ruth Forbes, admin-
istrative assistant at the
National Museum; Dr
Davidson Hepburn, chair-
man of the AMMC; Minister
Charles Maynard (seated)
and Carmen Gomez, under-
secretary in the Ministry of
Education, Youth, Sports
and Culture.






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BTC gives back to



residents in Inagua


Wireless

customers to get

complimentary

$50 credit after

Hurricane Ike
THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC) has
announced that it will provide
all wireless customers in Inagua
with a complimentary $50 cred-
it following the devastating
impact of Hurricane Ike.
The company deemed this
goodwill gesture as "absolutely
necessary", as i"rside=its-in -this--
island can only communicate
with family members and loved
ones through their cellular
phones.
BTC executive vice-presi-
dent, I Kirk Griffin said, "As a
result of the damage on the
island of Inagua, all'landline
services are presently down,
however residents are able to
use their GSM.and TDMA cell
phones. We know that this time
is critical to the people of
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tomers during these challeng-
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Hurricane Ike also caused
immense damage to homes,
BTC equipment and buildings
in Inagua.
A troposcatter satellite dish
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struck the roof of BTC's tech-
nical building.
The roof of the building was
damaged, and as a result, land-
line services are presently inop-
erable.
Landline services in
Mayaguana and Acklins were
affected for a short time, how-
ever, service has been fully
restored in these islands.
In 2007, when Tropical Storm
Noel ravaged Long Island, the
company also provided all cel-
itlar customers with a credit on
their mobile phones.


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be responsible for preparing accurate and timely
financial accounts, as well as providing effective
and efficient administrative support. As part of a
small team, you will be required to be flexible and
have a hands-on approach to your work.
Responsibilities include:
* Financial Accounting
Client Billing & A/R, Vendor Management &
A/P, Payroll & Benefits
* Administration
Office/Telephone Reception, Repairs &
Maintenance, Supplies & Equipment, Lease
& Insurances
* Team Support
Management Team, Business Development
Team, Solutions/Technical Team
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* Hands-on proficiency in preparing financial
accounts in QuickBooks or similar package.
* Bachelors Degree, ideallywith accounting or
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Solutions team, you will be responsible for
delivering onsite technical support and assistance
to a growing client base. You will play a key role
in installing, troubleshooting and 'maintaining a
wide range of PC- hardware, desktop applications,
networking infrastructure, and specialized
'peripheral devices.
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* Minimum 3 years technical support experience.
* MCP, CCNA or CompTIA Network+ certification.
* Associates Degree in IT is an advantage.

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,We thank all applicants, however only those selected
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Ministry of The Environment
Port Department


Notice of Sitting for New Providence Port Authority Board
To consider Application For Licence Under The Boat Registration
Act Chapter (277) & Commercial Recreational Watercraft Act 2006

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the New Providence Port Authority Board for
New Providence and'the Family Islands will be held at the Port Administration Building,
Prince George Wharf on Thursday the 25' September, 2008 at 3:00pm for the purpose
of granting Licences under The Boat Registration Act Chapter (277) & Commercial
Recreational Watercraft Act 20 of 2006.

Any Person entitled to and wishing to object to any application should do so at least six
(6) days before the date of the hearing by submitting his/her objections in writing to 'the
Board and to the applicant.

Persons attending the meeting on behalf of an applicant must produce written
authorization, and a photo Identification at the meeting.

Applicants for renewals are not required to attend, unless they have received written
notification from the New Providence Port Authority Board.

The under mentioned persons have applied for the grant of licences as specified below:




NEW COMMERCIAL RECREATIONAL WATERCRAFT


OPERATORS LICENCE. NEW PROVIDENCE


LICENCE NO.

NB/108/08





NB/109/08











LICENCE #

NB/20/08


APPLICANT


Lightboume, Ravello V.
P.O. Box FH-14672
Nassau, Bahamas


Taylor, A. Nkem
P.O. Box CB-12875
Nassau, Bahamas


EW MASTER'S LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


APPLICANT

Virgil, Clee J.
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas


CLASS

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NAME


Campbell Al
P.O. Box FH-14672
Nassau, Bahamas


"No Name D
9ft
Jet Ski


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2 Rental


RENEWAL OF BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


BOAT
NAME


NP: 6216 Tumquest, Brian
P.O. Box SS-6192
Nassau, Bahamas
NP: 6415 North Cat Island
Cooperative Society
Ltd
P.O. Box SS-6314
Nassau, Bahamas


"Party Cat"
40ft
Catamaran
"North Cat
Island Special
II"
153ft
Steel Hull


CLASS PASS USE

B 50 Charter


A 20 Mail Boat
>*


RENEWAL OF MASTER'S LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


Cox, L. Godfrey
P.O. Box N-4617
Nassau, Bahamas
Stubbs, G. Alpheus
Nassau, Bahamas
Stuart, Rupert
P.O. Box N-8232
Nassau, Bahamas
Turquest, Brian
P.O. Box SS-6192
Nassau, Bahamas


Taylor, J. Eric
P.O. Box CR-54621
Nassau, Bahamas


Captain Anthony J. Aliens
Port Controller


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Nassau Airport
Development Company


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OPPO RTUNITY

LPIA EXPANSION PROJECT: Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is responsible for
the development, operation, management and maintenance of the Lynden Pindlig International
Airport, the fourth busiest airport in the Caribbean, serving over 3 million passengers each year.

With Phase II airport expansion planned to commence in January 2009, NAD is seeking
experienced construction management personnel:


PRQOJCTCO-ORDINATOR


Responsibilities:
* Review design drawings and technical
specifications as they are developed and
provide feedback to the design team as it
relates to scope, schedule, constructability,
. phasing and budget;
* Assist the Construction Manager with
various tasks related to tendering,
procurement and evaluation of contractors
and vendors;
* Coordination of quality assurance and
quality control testing and Ministry of
Works inspections throughout the various
stages of construction;
* Coordinate tenant fit-out of retail, office
and concession space in accordance with
the Tenant Design Manual developed for
the LPIA Expansion Project;
* Liaise with local utility companies and
tenants to facilitate tha sequencing and
phasing of the project and to maintain the
overall schedule;
* Communicate clearly and interface
with a multi-disciplined design and
construction team including architectural,
structural, mechanical, electrical, civil and
environmental professionals; and
* Assist with contract administration,
reporting, site inspection and
commissioning or the various project
contracts


Qualifications:
* 5 to 10 years of construction related
experience on one or more large scale
projects;
* Engineering Degree, EIT, or other
Technical Qualifications;
* Excellent analytical and problem solving
skills;
* Excellent oral and written communications
skills are a must;
* Superior interpersonal and organizational
skills are a must;
* Ability to work effectively with all
organizational levels;
* Ability to read and interpret construction
drawings is a must;
* Excellent computer skills including:
MS Office, Cad, scheduling software, or
other related software are beneficial


If you are qualified and interested please
send your resume .nd cover fetter by
September 17,2008 to:

Construction Manager
Lynden Pinding International Airport
Expansion Project
P.O. Box AP 59229,
Nassau, The Bahamas


Only thoseapplicants short listed
will be contacted.


CREDITSUISSE
Credit Suisse, Nassau Branch
Private Banking

is presently considering applications for


Business Project Leader


We are accepting applications for a Business. Project..Leader within the Operations
Department with the following minimum requirements:

Qualifications:
University Degree or equivalent

ExperifLenc
* Sound international banking background with 3 to 5 years in a business support
function
* Strong understanding of Private Banking Business and Financial Sector
* Working knowledge and experience with Globus Banking System is advantageous
* Working knowledge and experience with MS Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and *
* Visio applications

PBersoJaLQuefiOiesi
* Strong analytical skills
* Excellent organizational skills
* Strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills
* Work independently with strong accountability within a team environment
* Highly motivated and committed to service excellence
* Excellent management and leadership skills

Key Duties& Responsibilities:
* Analyze business requirements/weaknesses and design business solutions
* Serve as an Operations subject matter, best practice and business engineering
expert
* Act as Operations liaison to other units including Information Technology, Financial *
* Accounting, Relationship management/Front Office and Service Level Agreement
partners.
* Participate in User Acceptance expert Testing prior to project or product
implementation
* Define needs and assure business support for post-implementation phase
* Work on process and reporting enhancements and projects as needed.
* Coordinate Operations training / learning initiatives


* Competitive salary and performance bonus
* Pension Plan
* Health and Life Insurance
* Ongoing internal and external career development/training program

APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING. Persons not meeting the minimum
requirements m eed _njappily
Applications should be submitted to:
Human Resources Department
,P.. Box N-4928

Facsimile: 356-8148

DEADLINE: September 19, 2008


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008, PAGE 17


Bahamas church to take part


in global 'Silent Unity' event


HUNDREDS of thou-
sands of people across the
globe will join Silent Unity,
an international and trans-
denominational prayer min-
istry, and Unity churches
around the world in a sacred
partnership of prayer on
Thursday.
In the Bahamas, Unity
Bahamas sponsored events
are an inter-faith prayer ser-
vice at 7pm at the Unity
Centre, East Avenue North
in Centreville on Thursday;
a daily word healing med-
ication service on Septem-
ber 18 at the Centre, and a
"We Are One" inspirational
free community concert at
4pm on Arawak Cay.
"This beautiful event gives
us a sacred opportunity to
make a difference in the
world and to foster healing
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Kim Jong II: a

familiar face

but a mystery

to most
E SEOUL, South Korea

UNPREDICTABLE, elo-
quent, a film buff and a gour-
mand. North Korea's Kim
Jong 11 is infamous for ruling
his impoverished country with
a "military first" policy since
the death of his father, but lit-
tle is known about his daily
life, according to the Associat-
ed Press.
There was no sign of Kim
at a pars Tuesday marking
the 60th anniversary of North
Korea's founding, and West-
ern officials say the 66-year-
old leader who has not
appeared publicly for a month
- may be gravely ill.
Abroad, many consider the
pudgy, bouffant-haired Kim a
ruthless dictator who seeks
atomic weapons while starv-
ing his people. But at home,
the state-run media hails the
"Dear Leader" as a prodigious
general, an ace film director
and the "Lodestar of the 21st
Century."
Kim's portrait is found
hanging beside his father's in
North Korean households and
buildings, and his writings and
philosophy, mainly praise for
his father's greatness and calls
for the defense of socialism,
are reported and broadcast
daily.
Biographical insight on Kim
is extremely sketchy. He rarely
appears in public and his voice
is seldom broadcast. But
defectors from North Korea
describe him as an eloquent
and tireless orator, primarily
to military units that form the
base of his support.
The reclusive Kim took
power in 1994 after the death
of his father, Kim II Sung,
North Kk,,ea's founding ruler.
It was communism's first
hereditary transfer of power,
and both Kims are revered in a
vast personality cult perpe-
trated by the country's author-
itarian regime, which tolerates
no dissent.
Kim Jong Il focused on the
military in his "songun," or
"military-first" credo devot-
ing much of the country's
scarce resources to its troops
the world's fifth-largest mil-
itary, the 1.1 million-strong
People's Army.
The policy was manifested
in Kim's pursuit of nuclear
weapons that culminated in
North Korea's first nuclear test
explosion in October 2006.
However, Kim shut down
the country's sole nuclear reac-
tor in July of 2007 after the
U.S. helped resolve a separate
financial dispute.
North Korea suffered
famine and poverty in the mid-
1999s with as many as 2. mil-
lion people believed to have
died due to the loss of Soviet
aid, exacerbated by natural
.disasters and outdated farm-
ing methods.
Kim has laid the blame for
North Korea's problems
squarely on outside powers
and the country hurls daily
propaganda tirades at the
United States and Japan.
His image is familiar around
the world: short and rotund at
5-foot 3 inches, he wears plat-
form shoes and a bouffant
hairstyle to appear taller.
Khaki jumpsuits and sun-
glasses are his trademark
attire.
He is said to be a movie fan
who owns about 20,000 for-
eign films. He reportedly has
produced several films, mostly
historical epics with an ideo-
logical tinge.
He rarely travels abroad
and then only by train, once
heading all the way by luxury
rail car to Moscow, where he
also was able to indulge his
taste for fine food.


Re-creating the 'Big Bang'


Scientists in Switzerland

to do the monster smash


* GENEVA
Associated Press

SCIENTISTS will launch an
experiment in a tunnel deep
beneath the French-Swiss bor-
der Wednesday, hoping to find
evidence of extra dimensions,
invisible "dark matter," and an
elusive particle called the "Hig-
gs boson."
. And although leading physi-
cists such as Stephen Hawking
say the atom-smashing experi-
ment will be absolutely safe,
some skeptics fear the proton
collisions could unleash micro-
scopic black holes that would
eventually doom the Earth.
The most powerful atom-
smasher ever built will produce
collisions of protons traveling at
nearly the speed of light in the
circular tunnel, giving off show-
ers of particles that will provide
more clues as to how everything
in the universe is made.
In the $10 billion project -
the most extensive physics
experiment in history the
Large Hadron Collider will
come ever closer to re-enacting
the "big bang," the theory that a
colossal explosion created the
cosmos.
The project, organized by the
20 member nations of the Euro-
pean Organization for Nuclear
Research known by its
French initials CERN has
attracted researchers of 80
nationalities. Some 1,200 are
from the United States, an
observer country that con-
tributed $531 million.
The collider is designed to
push the proton beam close to
the speed of light, moving
around the 17-mile tunnel at
11,000 times a second at full
power. Ramping up to full pow-
er is probably a year away.
Smaller colliders have been
used for decades to study the
atom. Scientists once thought
protons and neutrons were the
smallest components of atn


atom's nucleus, but experiments
have shown they were made of
still smaller quarks and gluons,
and that there were other forces
and particles.
The CERN experiments
could reveal niore about "dark
matter," antimatter and possi-
bly hidden dimensions of space
and time. It could also find evi-
dence of the hypothetical parti-
cle the Higgs boson which
is sometimes called the "God
particle." It is believed to give
mass to all other particles, and
thus to matter that makes up
the universe.
The two beams of protons will
travel in two tubes about the
width of fire hoses, speeding
through a vacuum that is colder
and emptier than outer space.
Their trajectory will be curved
by supercooled magnets to
guide the beams.
. The paths of these beams will
cross, and a few protons will col-
lide.
The two largest detectors -
essentially huge digital cameras
weighing thousands of tons -
are capable of taking millions
of snapshots a second.
Some skeptics have said the
collisions could result in tiny
black holes subatomic ver-
sions of collapsed stars whose
gravity is so strong they can suck
in planets and other stars.
Micro black holes produced
by a collider, the critics theo-
rize, would move more slowly
and might be trapped inside the
Earth's gravitational field and
eventually threaten the planet.
"It's nonsense," said CERN
chief spokesman James Gillies.
John Ellis, a British theoreti-
cal physicist at CERN, said
doomsayers assume that the col-
lider will create micro black
holes in the first place, which he
called unlikely.
And even if they appeared,
he said, they would instantly
evaporate, as predicted by
Hawking.


A GENERAL view of the island SPS (Super Proton Synchrotron) of the
CERN Control Centre (CCC) in Prevessin, France, at the Swiss border near
Geneva, where the operators prepare the commissioning of the LHC (Large
Hadron Collider) at the European Particle Physics laboratory (CERN).
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at the CERN Computer Centre, where banks of computers process and store data produced on the
CERN systems. When the LHC starts operation in September 2008, it will produce enough data every
year to fill a stack of CDs 20 km tall. To handle this huge amount of data; CERN has also developed the
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WORKER delivers
mail on a repaint-
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with new logo
and wearing a
new uniform in
Mexico City,
Tuesday, Sept. 9,
2008. Mexico's
oft-maligned
postal service,
long known for
lost packages
and slow deliv-
ery, is getting a
makeover in a
desperate
atten At to win
over consumers
and win back
business.


-


A WORKER paints a railing at a recently renovated post office in Mexico City,
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008.


MEXICO CITY
MEXICO'S notoriously
unreliable postal service is get-
ting the shock treatment -
shocking pink, that is, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.
Infamous for lost packages
and tardy delivery, the postal
service is getting a hot-pink
makeover to try to brighten up
its image, win back customers
and pull it out of the red.
Changes include a new logo,
.. ,new uniforms and pink-and-
lime-green painted post offices.
Some will also sell cut-rate rice,
beans and powdered milk
alongside stamps. Coffee mugs
and envelopes something
the post office didn't sell before
will also be available, but
only in hot pink and lime
green.
The service's new symbol -
a white carrier pigeon holding a
letter in its beak hit the
streets Tuesday, a day after
President Felipe Calderon
unveiled the new look at a gala
ceremony. The government
hopes the new image and ser-
vices will help the post office
* break even next year, after
annual losses of up to $50 mil-
' lion.
. Officials promise high-speed
Internet access at post offices -
where clerks still struggle with
manual typewriters and sort
mail by hand.
Out are the dingy blue-and-
white paint and threadbare uni-
forms the postal service has
used for decades. The trendy
new color scheme was chosen
because "we want to be very
visible ... in colors as brilliant,
"'as vibrant as Mexico," said
Purification Carpinteyro, who
oversaw the remake and wore
a hot-pink dress to Monday's
ceremony.
All 1,450 post offices will be
painted with the new colors,
both inside and out.
But in a country where mail
theft is1 widespreadd and letters
often arrive weeks after they're
sent, the public is skeptical.
"I don't trust it," Mexico
City resident Beatriz Stern said
as she mailed a "very impor-
-tantjetter" at a post office
sporting a fresh coat of pink


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A MAN checks -his change at a recently renovated post office in
Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008.


paint. She said she went there
only because she doesn't
believe anyone bothers to col-
lect mail from the country's red
street-corner mailboxes.
"They say it was faster in
colonial times, when they used
horses and carriages," Stern
said.
The new name, Correos de
Mexico, or Mexican Mail, is
actually a throwback to the
days of the early 20th century,
when the service was trusted
and the government built a
main post office meant to look
like a Renaissance palace.
While there will be no hors-
es, the new postal uniform
unveiled Tuesday a visored
cap and shirts of lime green,
hot pink and white look like
something jockeys would wear.
Alberto Izquierdo, a native
of Madrid who was waiting in a
long line to mail a letter at the


main downtown post office,
wasn't impressed.
"I think they're focusing a
little too much on appearances
and not substance," he said.
Mexico's postal service deliv-
ers only about seven pieces of
mail per inhabitant per year;
Americans get an average of
700.
The low volume reflects a
lack of confidence. Federal
officials acknowledge most
businesses won't send bills,
statements or receipts through
the mail, preferring pricey but
safer private courier services,
about 4,000 of which have
sprung up here, according to
industry estimates.
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gang of thieves who stole thou-
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American

performer:

Israeli

security made

me dance.
* By JOSEF FEDERMAN
JERUSALEM
A PERFORMER with the
famed Alvin Ailey dance troupe
on Tuesday said he was twice
forced to perform steps for
Israeli airport security officers
to prove his identity before he
was permitted to enter the
country, according to the Associ-
ated Press.
Abdur-Rahim Jackson, an
eight-year veteran of the dance
ensemble, said he was singled
out by Israel's renowned airport
security because he has a Mus-
lim name. He called the experi-
ence embarrassing and said at
one point, one of the officers
even suggested he change his
name.
'To be greeted like this
because of my name, it took me
back a little bit." said Jackson,
who is black.
Israel is the first stop on a six-
nation tour celebrating the New
York-based dance company's
50th anniversary. Earlier this
year, Congress passed a resolu-
tion calling the Alvin Ailey
American Dance Theater a
"vital American cultural ambas-
sador to the world."
Jackson said he was pulled
aside from'other members of
the troupe when they arrived at
Israel's international airport on
Sunday night. He said he was
taken to a holding room, where
he was asked about the origins
of his name. When he explained
he was part of the dance group,
he was asked to perform.
"I stood up. I asked what type
of dance?" he explained. "He
said, "Just do anything.' I just
moved around."
Minutes later, he said a
female officer put him through a
similar interrogation and asked
him to dance again.
"The only time I'm really
expected to dance is when I'm
performing," he said.
Jackson said he received his
name because his father was a
convert toIslam. Jackson said
he was not raised a Muslim,
does not consider himself reli-
gious and is engaged to a Jewish
woman in the troupe who has
relatives in Israel.
Jackson said he did not plan
to press the matter further, say-
ing the numerous apologies he
has received from American
dignitaries and his Israeli hosts '
is "enough for me." The Israel
Ports Authority said it had no
comment because it did not
receive a formal complaint.
The incident was reported in
Israel's largest newspaper and
on an Israeli television news and
interview program. "The securi-
ty guards should be sent home
or (the airport) will become a
mental asylum," said Motti Kir-
shenbaum, a veteran commen-
tator. and host of the Channel 10
TV program.
Israel is constantly on the
alert for attack because of the
Israel-Pale'stinian conflict and
extremist Islamic rejection of
the Jewish state's existence.
Security is strict at all entry
points and-inside the country.
Israel is famous for the effec-
tiveness of its airport security.
But a key element in its security
checks is ethnic profiling.


Sunken ships and bomb




damage scar Georgian coast


* By STEVE GUTTERMAN
POTI, Georgia

BOMB craters scar Georgia's
devastated naval port, and
Russian forces dig in at a
bustling base nearby. Half-emp-
ty beach resorts count the loss-
es from a ruined summer sea-
son, according to the Associated
Press.
Along the former Soviet
republic's balmy, palm-lined
Black Sea coast, last month's
war with Russia has stirred
anger over Moscow's brazen
occupation and anxiety about
the future of a country still
struggling to its feet after the
Soviet collapse.
The war broke out Aug. 7 in
South Ossetia, far to the east,
when Russia responded to a
Georgian offensive by sending
troops, tanks and warplanes that
soon drove deep into Georgian
territory.
One of the first Russian tar-
gets was the military port at
Poti, which bore the brunt of
what Georgian officials and
shaken residents say was a mid-
night bombing raid by Russian
warplanes.
"There were bombs falling
and explosions, and people run-
ning everywhere," said Zia Kve-
lesiani, a weathered 45-year-old
woman selling sunflower seeds
at the adjacent commercial port
as the flagship of the U.S.
Navy's 6th Fleet anchored to
deliver humanitarian aid.
The damage was starkly clear.
The flagship of Georgia's own
tiny naval fleet, the missile boat
Dioskuria, lay submerged at
dockside; only the top protrud-
ed from the water. Another mis-
sile boat was in pieces nearby,
and a white coast guard cutter
lolled at an awkward angle with
part of its deck under water.
A total of eight navy and
coast guard ships were
destroyed by the Russians, who
set off explosives on board dur-
ing nearly daily intrusions at the
military port, said Capt. Lt.
Alexander Kutateladze, who
served aboard the Dioskuria.
Several small bomb craters
dotted the docks. Georgia's
two-story naval headquarters
building was pocked with bullet
and shrapnel marks.
"One of our men was killed
in there," Kutateladze said,
pointing at a blown-out window.
He said five serviceman were
killed and 25 were wounded in
the Russian attack.
Inside, the building had been
ransacked. A room used for
English lessons provided by a
British government agency was
a jumble of damaged desks, les-
son books and scattered papers.
Officials said five workers
were killed and 40 people
injured at the commercial port,
where walls and two towering
tanks for oil products, were
scarred by shrapnel. Two of the
dead were killed by a bomb that
took out the main power supply,
officials said.
About 2 miles up the coast,
Russian forces milled at a
makeshift base, the tricolor
Russian flag flying over light
tanks and armored personnel
carriers behind an earthen berm


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Tuesday it would keep nearly 8,000 troops in Abkhazia and South Ossetia for the foreseeable future, asserting power in the breakaway regions even
as it began a pullout from positions deeper in Georgia. After hours of talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Russian President Dmitry
Medvedev promised to withdraw all Russian forces from positions outside Abkhazia and South Ossetia within about a month.


and a razor-wire fence. An
excavator dug new holes in the
earth nearby.
The Russian post is one of
two on the outskirts of Poti, a
presence the U.S. and Euro-
pean Union say violates the
terms of a cease-fire calling for
a withdrawal to positions they
held before the war.
"They have no right to be
here," said Ketino Kebuchava, a
shop owner in Poti who fled
Abkhazia, a separatist province
farther north on the coast, when
it broke from Georgian gov-


ernment control in an early
1990s war.
With Russian forces ringing
Abkhazia, she fears she will
never return to her hometown.
On Monday, Georgia accused
Russia of reinforcing its posts
near Poti over the weekend
while French President Nicolas
Sarkozy pressed Moscow to
honor a cease-fire agreement
that included a pledge to with-
draw its troops from Georgia.
After the meeting with
Sarkozy, Russian President
Dmitry Medvedev said Russian


troops would withdraw from
Poti and nearby areas in the
next seven days. He said troops
would withdraw from positions
surrounding South Ossetia and
Abkhazia within 10 days after
European Union monitors
deploy to those areas, which is
slated to happen no later than
Oct. 1.
Resort towns to the south
along the shore were left
unscathed in the war, but are
feeling the bite from a tourist
season gone bad.
In Kobuleti, crowds were thin
Friday night on the strip of
shops, cafes and open-air dance
halls along the main road beside
the beach, even though school
hasn't started in Georgia and
the vacation season should be
going strong.


Tamaz Makharadze had the
bad luck to open a hotel a few
blocks from the stony beach in
Batumi, a port and resort city,
on Aug. 1.
"The hotel was almost full
and we were booked for the
month," he said.
All but one guest left after
the war began, forcing him. to
close and leaving him without
means to pay the $215,000 he
borrowed to prepare for the
opening.
Makharadze hopes the bank
will give a reprieve until next
year and that U.S. and Euro-
pean support for Georgia will
preclude any further Russian
aggression.
"We can't have a war every
summer, can we? God forbid,"
he said.


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Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with
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9 in the empty squares so the each row, each column and each
3x3 box contains the same number only once. The difficulty
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4 68 1

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Kakuro Puzzle


Best described as a number crossword, the task in Kakuro is to
fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the sum of
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
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Yesterday's
Sudoku Answer


Yesterday's
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^TARGET .1i^-


The
Target
uses
words in
the main
body of
Chambers
21st
Century
Dictionary
(1999
edition).


I iOW many words of four letters
or more can you fnlake 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 14; very good 21; excellent
28 (or more). Solution tomorrow,
SATURDAY'S SOLUTION
acne ante anti antic cane cant
cent chain chant (;lCllIIrA'N
chin china chine chitin enact
ethnic fain faint feint fiance
finch fine finite hint inch incite
infect naif natch neat neath
nice niche tahini tanh tench
than thane then thin thine
tine tinea


CRYPTIC PUZZLE


Across
1 Stained as an alternative
(7)
4 Expression of disapproval
by motorists or Scotsmen
(5)
7 Look for back-spin (4)
8 What is needed for strug-
gling wee runts? (3,5)
10 Deduces that the tour sea-
son has been ruined (7,3)
12 He composed a feature
about work (6)
13 New ethics people find irri-
tating (6)
15 Sends a plea for recon-
struction of seaside walks
(10).
18 Place set aside for devel-
opment (4,4)
19 A member of the opposi-
tion in Roman times (4)
20 Be quiet and help with the
dish washing (3,2)
21 Properties on the
American Atlantic
seaboard (7)

Yesterday's Cryptic Soluti
Across: 1 Residential, 9 Laid off, 1
Ingle, 11 Case, 12 Scruples, 14
Riches, 16 Search, 18 Cannibal, 1!
Jail, 22 Aroma, 23 Invoice, 24
Freethinker.
Down: 2 Exits, 3 Icon, 4 Effect, 5
Tributes, 6 Angular, 7 Electrician, 8
Leaseholder, 13 Hesitate, 15 Contc
17 Parish, 20 Alike, 21 Even.


Down
1 Badly riled, he's not keen
to work (5)
2 Chair of North Sea organi-
sation (8)
3 Got up smartly (6)
4 Thus Indian gets confused
by the vernacular (10)
5 Personal claim which turns
sour (4)
6 Arab leaders give one the
shivers, by the sound of it
(7)
9 A comedians' outing is
usually good for a laugh
(5,5)
11 Question commonly
posed by a detective novel
(8)
12 One note loud and two not
clear (7)
14 Discordani vocal note in a
shady nook (6)
16 Some people
investigating enemy
secrets, initially (5)
17 Wear for the fight (4)


Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Over the moon, 9
Passing, 10 Titan, 11 Okay, 12
Sluggish, 14 Caveat, 16 Stream, 18
All right, 19 Fair, 22 Chain, 23
Imagine, 24 Under the sun.
Down: 2 Vista, 3 Ruin, 4 Haggle, 5
Mitigate, 6 Outsize, 7 Up to scratch,
8 On the market, 13 Patience, 15
Villain, 17 Thrift, 20 Adieu, 21 Base.


Across
1 Breed of large dog
(7)
4 A wild card (5)
7 Fixed period (4)
8 One-storey house (8)
10 Having lofty ideals
(4-6).
12 Stimulus (6)
13 Ailing (6)
15 Strictly
honest (10)
18 With great wariness
(8)
19 Become wearisome
(4)
20 Region of south-west
China (5)
21 Dearth (7)


Down
1 Be
counterpart of (5)
2 Become dispersed
(8)
3 Speaking easily (6)
4 Relentless destruc-
tive force (10)
5 Variety of cabbage
(4)
6 Unjust treatment
(3,4)
9 Knowing everything
(10)
11 Urbane (8)
12 Filled (7)
14 Bring to a stop (4,2)
16 Sortie (5)
17 Humiliating rebuff (4)


West dealer.
East-West vulnerable.
NORTH
41073
VAQ9 8
*QJ5
+,A K.J
WEST
*KQJ94
VK 763
*K 10
496


EAST
45
V42
*76432
+Q875 2


SOUTH
4A862
VJ 105
*A98
41043
The bidding:
West North East South
1 4 Dble Pass 1 NT
Pass 2 NT Pass 3 NT
Opening lead king of spades.
It is usually not difficult to con-
struct an approximate picture of the
hand held by a defender who has
entered the bidding. The attentive
declarer simply brings this picture
into focus and proceeds to take
advantage of it.
Assume you're in three notrump
and West leads the king of spades,
which you duck. West continues with
the queen. East showing out, and you
win with the ace. You lead the J-10-5
of hearts, winning all three finesses,
and, after cashing the ace, you are


faced with the problem of how to
score a ninth trick.
One way would be to attempt a
diamond finesse; another would be
to return to your hand with a dia-
mond to take a club finesse. But
before attempting either finesse, you
should try to visualize West's hand.
He is known to have started with the
K-Q-J-9-x of spades and K-x-x-x of
hearts, and since he opened the
bidding he is also sure to have the
king of diamonds or queen of clubs,
or possibly both.
It is clear that neither finesse is
particularly attractive. West may
very well have the guarded king of
diamonds, in which case you would
go down if you finessed in that suit,
and East could very well have the
queen of clubs, in which case a club
finesse would ultimately defeat you.
The proper method of play is to
cash the A-K of clubs and, if the
queen does not appear, exit from
dummy with the ten of spades in an
effort to endplay West. This play suc-
ceeds whenever West has two or
more diamonds, which is surely a
juicier prospect than taking a finesse
in either minor suit.
In the actual case, both the prem-
ise and the promise pay off because,
after West cashes his spades, he is
forced to lead a diamond from the
king and hand you your ninth trick.


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SHOULD


US FORCES LEAVE?


SUPPORTERS of anti-American cleric Muqtada aI-Sadr burn items AN IRAQI ARMY soldier stands guard during a ceremony as U.S. Army
depicting the U.S. flag asthey demonstrate against the U.S.-Iraqi secu- soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division hand the securi-
rity agreement in the Shiite enclave of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq on ty control of Radwaniyah area to the Iraqi Army's 17th Division in the
Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008.


IRAQI ARMY Maj. Gen. Qassim Atta al-Moussawi, left, spokesman for
Operation Fardh al-Qanoon, gestures as he appears with'U.S. military
spokesman Brig. Gen. David Perkins, during a news conference at the
U.S.-protected Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008.


* By STEPHEN FARRELL
BAGHDAD, IRAQ
AS IRAQI and American diplomats negotiate
how long and under what circumstances American
troops will remain in Iraq, Iraqis are also debating
tl' e issue, according to the c.2008 New York Times
News Service. For Iraqis, as for Americans, the
answer is far more complex than a simple "stay" or
"go." For both it is about blood, treasure, pride,
dignity and a nation's sense of itself and its place in
the world.
But a lot more Iraqi blood thari American has
already been spilled, and stands to be spilled again,
if the politicians get it wrong. On the streets of
Iraq the questions being asked about the continu-
ing American presence are about sovereignty, sta-
bility and America's intentions in Iraq past, present
and future: How many American troops will stay?
How quickly will they go? If they stay, where will
they be based? To do what? With what powers?
And under what restrictions?
For the most part, Iraqis' views generally fall
into three categories. One group, which includes
many followers of the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-
Sadr, and some intensely nationalist Sunni Arabs in
parts of the country that have suffered the worst
since the invasion, simply want the Americans to
leave, period. They say no amount of American
effort now can make up for the horrors of the
occupation, including the destruction of society
and the killing of innocent civilians.
A second group takes a similarly dim view of the
occupation, but worries that the brief period this
year of improving security in Iraq will be vulnera-
ble if the Americans abruptly withdrew. They say
the United States has a moral obligation to remain,
and that continued presence of the 'occupiers is
preferable to a return to rule by gangs and militias.
A third group worries that without a referee,j'aq's
dominant powers Kurds in the far north and Shi-


ites in the center and south will brutally domi-
nate other groups. The Americans are not the first
to face such dilemmas in Iraq. In August 1920,
only two years after his declining colonial power
had emerged from the devastation of World War I,
the British secretary of war, Winston Churchill,
wrote (but did not send) a letter'to his prime min-
ister that contained this assessment of
Mesopotamia:
, "It seems to me so gratuitous that after all the
struggles of war, just when we want to get togeth-
er our slender military resources and re-establish
our finances and have a little in hand in case of dan-
ger here or there, we should be compelled to go on
pouring armies and treasure into these thankless
deserts."
A millennium and a half earlier, in A.D. 694, the
Umayyad provincial governor Al-Hajjaj also faced
a fractious Baghdad. His response to one angry
crowd was a speech learned by all Iraqi school-
children: "I see heads before me that are ripe and
ready for the plucking, and I am the one to pluck
them, and I see blood glistening between the tur-
baris.and the beards." The turbans melted away.
Five years later, Al-Hajjaj faced a rebellion in a
troublesome region to his east, which forced him to
move troops from Iraq.
That rebellion was in Kabulistan, now part of
Afghanistan, a historical parallel that 'drew a wry
smile from Gen. David H. Petraeus, the comman-.
der of American forces in Iraq, when it was point-
ed it out to him last month.
Petraeus will soon move up the chain of com-
mand to take over the Central Command region,
making him responsible for a region that covers
both Iraq and what was Kabulistan.
Names and regimes change, but there is nothing
new under the Mesopotamian sun.
The debate goes on. Following are some Iraqi
perspectives on whether and how American troops
should stay in their country.


iaMONTH


THE CHOICE IS NOT OURS: AMERICA WANTS TO STAY
"I don't expect that the Americans will leave Iraq because they reached the maximum level of political
influence in the region. America is controlling the future of energy, so I believe it's not to America's ben-
efit for it to leave Iraq."
ISMAIL KABABCHI, 38
a restaurant worker from central Baghdad
"America will not leave Iraq. I think my grandsons' grandsons will watch Uncle Sam and his blue jeans.
The idea that America will depart is a kind of delusiofi because America came for its interests in Iraq. Iraq
represents the most important treasure in the struggle among the superpowers for it includes plenty of wealth
in addition to its important geographic location. In the long run, America will not leave Iraq because it
reached the treasure of the world."
SAID AL-MAJMAYI, 50
a painter in Baqouba
OR MAYBE IT DOESN'T
"I expect that the Americans will leave Iraq sooner or later because they can't control the security situ-
ation. I expect their departure within the next few months because of the achievements of the Iraqi secu-
rity forces and the Awakening in terms of security and stability. That will help the American forces leave
Iraq and save the rest of their dignity before the situation turns bad again like between 2004 and 2005."
ABU ABDUL QADER AL-JUMAYLI, 60
a retired army officer from Fallujah
"The withdrawal is coming, no doubt. America has lost its influence in Iraq to a very great and dangerous
degree. The No. 1 country in the world didn't imagine that it would become a toy in the hand of radical par-
ties and armed groups, or some powers which will ally with America at daytime and conspire against it at
night."
MATEEN OMAR OJI, 32
a teacher from Kirkuk
AMERICA MUST LEAVE IRAQ NOW

"We want to push them out immediately. We don't need them and we don't want them. We ha two gov-
ernments, the Iraqi and American governments. We are confused about who.we neetl to obey, the Amer-
icans or Iraqis. And both the American and Iraqi governments are hurting the Iraqi people."
ABDUL RAHMAN HAMED HUSSEIN ,
a social worker in Abu Dshir, south of Baghdad, who follows the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr
"I want them to leave because they caused destruction for us, they have robbed us and they never gave
us any of what they had promised to give us. It a civil war breaks out after their departure, it would be. their
doing. It's going on now because of them. They are inflaming it.
Iraqis have proved that they are not being seduced by ttle American actions. Their departure is the begin-
ning of the road toward stability. What ever happens after their withdrawal, it will be finished within a year."
MUHAMMAD SNAD, 36
electrical technician from Mosul

WE DON'T LOVE THE AMERICANS, BUT WITHDRAWAL IS WORSE
"I am not with the coalition forces' withdrawal from Iraqi currently, because chaos and destruction will
be all over Iraq. Even before the Americans came, we used to have genocide, destruction and wars. We know
that the'Americans came for their own benefit, yet they are our only solution."
NISREEN HASSAN, 25
a teacher in Sulaimaniya
"The presence of the American forces will make Iraq a regional and international power. If the Amer-
icans withdraw, Iraq will be subject to domination from neighboring countries which support terrorism in
Iraq to protect their interests, so the departure of the American forces doesn't serve Iraq's interest."
ABD MUHAMMAD AL-BEDEER
from Samawa
IF IT'S NOT THE AMERICANS, SOMEONE ELiE WILL TAKE OVER
"The coalition forces are the best solution to Iraq's situation, they are iust like a strong dam against the
outside and the inside enemies and even the neighboring countries. They are all wolves, the Arabs, the Per-
sians.and the Turks."
JALEEL MAHMOOD, 31
Sulaimaniya *
"Staying is the best thing for Iraq. If the Americans depart, half of Iraq will go to the Kurds and Iran will
take the other half. We need a safety valve. America occupied Iraq and must solve the problems before its
departure: America's departure will increase the problems".
AMJAD SALAH, 34
a driver from Basra
THE DREAM DEFERRED: PLEASE GO, JUST NOT YET
"I don't want them to leave right now, but I don't want to see them here forever. Sooner or later the Amer-
icans have to leave Iraq or understand that our policy.differs from their policy. They have to recognize the
sovereignty of Iraq. I'd love to keep good relations with America rather than telling bad stories to my kids
about it."
HUDA HANI, 33
a Shiite employee of the Ministry of Higher Education in Baghdad
"I'm against the Americans withdrawing before we have a fully independent government and security
forces. I witnessed many terrible things with the Americans and I don't want the same thing to happen with
the next generations. It would be better for both sides to have a scheduled withdrawal."
MUHAMMAD MAHDI, 28
a Sunni graduate of the College of Arts who now works as a taxi driver in Baghdad
"No one accepts the residence of the occupier but the withdrawal should be studied well and not ran-
domly. Things are getting better now and we don't want anything to affect that. The Americans are prob-
ably one of the reasons behind the previous chaos, but their quick withdrawal will generate bigger chaos."
SALIM MUHAMMAD, 40
from Najaf
SAYING NO AND MEANING YES
"All of them declare in public that they are against the Americans remaining in Iraq. They demand
Iraqi liberation. They always raise the same slogan: Independence for Iraq. But in private sessions or
meetings they are always telling me and other reporters that the Americans must stay, and that if they
leave right now it would be a big mistake. The reasons for this political hypocrisy are like a disease.
Most of the Iraqi politicians suffer from it. Their aim is to maintain their reputation in the p' 'lic eye."
TAREQ MAHER
an employee of The New York Times in Baghdad
"In public we say we do not want American troops, but our hearts say they should stay in Iraq until
we become a state of institutions based on democracy and dialogue, not violence.
Most of our recent leaders are tiny in the political world and the Americans want to teach them how
to be leaders. Really we need them to stay more. They are a fence against Iran's ambitions toward Iraq."
AHMED HASOON, 38
a teacher in Basra
NEVER MIND THE TROOPS, I'M LEAVING IRAQ
"At night in all seasons, especially in summer, it is so very, very hot because we are suffering from
electricity shortages and water shortages. So many times I have to buy my baby's milk from the black
market. The American forces have been here for such a long time, and still it is not stable and noth-
ing is sure. Sometimes I feel that I should leave Iraq and claim asylum or refugee status, so that lat-
er on I would be lucky enough to get another nationality, which would make me feel respectable and
that I have some rights. As an Iraqi now I cannot help my country improve. But maybe later on with
a new nationality I would be able to come back and do something. Only then will my voice be
heard."
ANWAR ALI
an.employee of The New York Times in Baghdad who is seeking asylum in the United States


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Private sector

'getting less

and less of

economic pie'

Country 'cannot succeed'
unless government 'more
responsive to business
needs' and forges .true
partnership with it

* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor


THE Bahamian private sec-
tor is "carrying more and more
of the burden, and getting less
and less of the pie" when it
comes to driving this nation's
economy, a leading contractor
told Tribune Business yester-
day, arguing that the Govern-
ment needed to alleviate thl
by becoming more responsive
to business needs.
Fully agreeing with Christo-
pher Lowe, the former Grand
Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce president, who earlier
this week told this newspaper
that being in business was
becoming "increasingly unsus-
tainable" amid an environment
of escalating operating costs and
government tax increases,
Stephen Wrinkle said the pri-
vate sector and the Government
appeared not to be on the same
page.
-The Bahamian Contractors
Association's (BCA) president
told Tribune Business: "The pri-
vate se- or is the locomotive
that drives the whole train. But
we're carrying more and more
of the burden, and getting less
and less of the pie. It can't con-
tinue."
The commercial and business
community are increasingly
bearing the brunt of energy and
tax increases, dampening the.
profitability and creativity of
what is the country's main pro-
ducing s2ctor.
Mr Wrinkle said the Govern-


SEE page 4B


June tou

15% of commercial arrival

by some


loans now in default p..PCent
M Bv CAA BARENIN


M By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor,
A most 15 per
cent of all bank
loans to
Bahamian busi-
nesses were in
default as at end-July 2008, a
senior banking executive told
Tribune Business yesterday, as
he warned that there had been
"a very sharp deterioration in
commercial loans" that should
concern the entire banking sec-
tor.
Anwer Sunderji, Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas) chief execu-
tive, said Bahamian commer-
cial banks as at end-July 2008


* Warning on 'very sharp deterioration' in commercial loan quality, with
amount in default having increased 56 per cent since year-end 2007
* More than half of default commercial loans $75m non-performing
as 90 days past due
* Bahamian banking sector has more than $300m in non-performing loans
* Some 14 per cent of consumer loans in default


had some $1 billion in out-
standing loans to the Bahamian
private sector.
Out of this, some $147 mil-
lion was delinquent meaning
their repayment was 30 days or
more past due providing a
graphic sign of how the deteri-


orating economy is impacting
the Bahamian private sector
and its ability to meet debt
repayment schedules.
Mr Sunderji said that the size
of the Bahamian commercial
banking sector's commercial
loan portfolio had not changed


during the first seven months
of 2008, having closed 2007 at
around $1 billion.
However, only $94 million or
9.4 per cent of that amount was
delinquent as at December 31,
SEE page 6B


rpist

drop

nine


IENN. -


BETHEL
Business Reporter
THE Ministry of Tourism has
reported a 9 per cent decline in
tourism arrivals for June 2008, a
fall that placed a strain on the
year-to-date air and sea arrival
for the 2008 first half. They
declined by a collective 2 per
cent.
The Ministry's latest arrival
statistics indicated that the
Bahamas was still being affect- ,
ed. by economic conditions in .
the US its primary market,
amidst concerns there about I
inflation, oil prices, the housing
market and the rising cost of

SEE page 7B


Government must be 'more decisive' on approval u-turns


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government must
. become "more decisive" in let-
ting businesses know when they
have decided to rescind an
approval in principle, the
Chamber of Commerce's presi-
dent said yesterday, arguing that
the absence of a master devel-
opment plan for Nassau had
complicated the planning
approvals process.
Dioniso D'Aguilar said all
Bahamas-based businesses
needed to realise there was "a
certain amount of risk in get-


Internet, data

segments drive

Cable's double

digit growth

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
CABLE Bahamas saw steady
revenue growth across its three
main business segments during
the 2008 first half, with net
income increasing by 25 per
cent to $12.9 million as the com-
pany's chairman said it was
well-placed to combat the "mar-.
ket declines" experienced to
date.
Brendan Paddick, in his half-
year update to shareholders,
said the company's core cable
television business generated 5
per cent revenue growth dur-
ing the first six months of 2008,
when compared to the same
period in 2007.
Total revenues increased
from $21.2 million to $22.3 mil-
lion, with sales of Cable
Bahamas' Ocean Digital pre-
mium services growing by 669
set-top boxes in the second
quarter.
This, in turn, took digital box
sales for the 2008 first half to
3,454, a 7.7 per cent increase for
the year-to-date.
Mr Paddick said: "We can
attribute this increase in boxes
issued to our set-top box rental
programmes, which began in
Eleuthera and Abaco in May
2008. The Nassau rentals gained
an impressive 2,028 rental box-
es residing with satisfied cus-
tomers."
Meanwhile, Mr Paddick said
subscribers to Cable Bahamas'
Coralwave Internet service had

SEE page 4B


ting approvals from government
agencies", and it was "not a 100
per cent certainty" that an
approval in principle would
translate into a a final approval.
"There is that risk, as
Wendy's found out," the Cham-
ber president told Tribune Busi-
ness, in reference to the saga
surrounding the fast food
chain's proposed Cable Beach
outlet, which was highlighted in
the Vexing Business Issues
paper presented to the Gov-
ernment earlier this year.
The., episode saw Wendy's
spend around $1 million in pur-
chasing the land, hiring archi-


tects and doing the planning.
after it received an approval in
principle from the Ministry of
Works and Town Planning
Committee.
However, following a public
outcry from nearby residents,
the approvals process became
bogged down and, ultimately,
the approval in principle lapsed,
leaving Wendy's in the frustrat-
ing position of having to start
all over again.
Mr D'Aguilar said that in cer-
tain instances, where commer-
cial projects rubbed up against
areas zoned for residential use,
if there was a big enough


protest against them, the
approvals process was likely to
become stuck.
Given the existing planning
process, the public only found
out about proposed devlop-
ments when they were in the
design stages, and after busi-
nesses had spent considerable
sums of money.
"The pressure comes on, and
governments are easily swayed
by public opinion," Mr I
D'Aguilar said.
"I think an approval in prin-

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that they are able to maintain
cellualr service in the devastat-
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"As a result of the damage
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However, residents are able to
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is critical to the people of


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BTC said Hurricane Ike had
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Landline services in
Mayaguana and Acklins were
affected for a short time. How-
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The decision to provide the
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tomers in Long Island with a
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Bahamian law firm


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Sharon Wilson & Co has
been appointed as the exclusive
law firm member for the
Bahamas in an international law
and accounting firm alliance.
MSI Global Alliance is an
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restricted to firms that are inde-
pendent and medium-sized in
their market, with the ability to
provide a wide range of com-
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several industry sectors.
In announcing the appoint-
ment, James Mendelsshon,
MSI's chief executive, said it
was "pleased to appoint a' law.
firm of the calibre of Sharon


Wilson & Co in the Bahamas.
Along with our accounting firm,
Alan Bates &-Co, in Nassau,
the clients of our member firms
now have access to the full
range of commercial advisory
services when involved in mat-
ters in the Bahamas."
Established in 2000 by for-
,mer Chief Magistrate and past
president of the Senate, Sharon


R. Wilson, the firm has five
attorneys including Supreme
Court Justice Neville L. Smith
(retired), who is of counsel to
the firm.
PLP MP Melanie S. Griffin
is the firm's manager. The firm
provides a full range of legal
services related to real. estate,
family, employment, litigation
and other civil matters.


Inagua residents




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Stagflation


threat to


the


economy


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamian economy
could be heading for a period of
stagflation, with inflation and
unemployment increasing at
the same time over a long peri-
od, with the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce's president
again reiterating yesterday that
the business community was
facing "a perfect storm".
Dioniso D'Aguilar, who is
also Superwash's president, told
Tribune Business: "This eco-
nomic downturn is hittirig us
from many directions. You
have a mortgage crisis in the
US, and you energy costs and
costs of living are going
upwards, so businesses are
being hit by the perfect storm.
"You've got your .costs
increasing, and sales decreas-
ing, because exterrial factors
are causing less tourists to come
here and pump money into the
economy."
Mr D'Aguilar added: "All
these things are coming togeth-
er in a perfect storm to make it
difficult for businesses to com-
pete. If you're able to maintain


Minister heads to EPA
conference to submit
services offer and pledge
that Bahamas will sign on


sales, you're getting hit hard on
profitability.
"In the local economy, when
sales go down and costs go up,
employees clamour for wage
rises. They can't get it, so it
leads to increases in internal
theft. They need to survive, and
turn to less scrupulous means to
survive.
"Business is all about cycles,
and we're in a down cycle right
now. It will probably not
improve for another 12 months,
but I honestly believe that it
will turn round again."
Anwer Sunderji, Fidelity
Bank (Bahamas) chief execu-
tive, yesterday said it was
"inevitable" that the pain being
felt by the business community
would spread to consumers.
"People will see shorter work
weeks, lower salaries, particu-
larly in the tourism sector," Mr
Sunderji said.
"This year, compared to last
year, there has been quite a
substantial and visible fall-off
in credit growth.


"Consumers are paring back
on consumption, borrowing less
and adjusting their lifestyle to
cope with the economy. I think
people will have to adjust or
otherwise there will be a prob-
lem."
Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, and Simon
Wilson, the ministry's director
of economic planning, have
flown to a Barbados conference
where they will confirm that
the Bahamas will sign the Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) with the European
Union (EU).
The conference is being held
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Caribbean nations stand in
signing on to the EPA, with
advocates such as Trinidad,
Barbados and Jamaica likely to
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and less of economic oie'


FROM page 1B
ment should have given at least
60-90 days notice of its inten-
tion to raise the Tariff and
Excise duty (tax) rates on hun-
dreds of imported items, saying
this had caused problems for
construction contracts already
in place and ongoing, as they
were suddenly faced with a rise
in building materials costs.
-iHe referred to one case
where building materials had
been ordered, only to arrive on
the dock on the same day when
the 2008-2009 Budget tax
increases took effect. The com-
pany that had ordered the mate-
rials then found itself unable to
financially meet the tax increas-
es.


Calling for better communi-
cation with the Government,
and the forging of a partnership
between it and the private sec-
tor, Mr Wrinkle urged: "Com-
municate with the contractors.
A government interface is
essential to fix this dilemma, but
at this juncture they don't seem
inclined to do that.
"Somehow, we have to forge
a partnership with government,
and at this point we don't have
a partnership. We have two sep-
arate entities going in different
directions, and our country can-
not succeed in that fashion.
"It manifests itself every day
in retail, industry and com-
merce. Government has to
interface with us and react to


our needs. It's not happening,
and if it doesn't happen, we're
not going to see light at the end
of the tunnel."
Industry
Bahamian businesses and
industry have long called for
better communication with suc-
cessive administrations, urging
that they communicate their
intentions in advance and con-
sult with them on any legisla-
tive or policy changes that might
impact the conduct of business.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham had previously said the
Bahamian construction indus-
try was faring better than Mr
Wrinkle and others believed,


based on the number of build-
ing permits approved by the
Ministry of Works.
The Prime Minister said that
many medium-sized commer-
cial and residential develop-
ments had helped to pick up the
slack from major mixed-use
resort projects that had either
not started or slowed down.
However, in response, Mr
Wrinkle said that while he did
not have access to all the data at,
the Prime Minister's disposal,
"we see a different picture in
the field. What we hear from
our members, suppliers and the
industry is that the volume of
work is just not there.
"On the commercial side, it's
very slow. There's a tremen-


dous amount of vacancies in the
island right now, with retail and
commercial office space.
"The private sector residen-
tial developments are by and
large supporting this industry
at the moment, with the build-
ing of houses in private subdi-
visions."
But Mr Wrinkle said that giv-
en the economic downturn, and
declining asset/loan quality in
the commercial banking sector,
many institutions had tightened
their lending criteria and made
it more difficult for borrowers
to obtain mortgage financing.
"We're not getting the same
percentage of homeowners
qualified for mortgages as there
were last year, and that's show-


ing in the market," Mr Wrinkle
told Tribune Business. "There's
nothing o provide a jumpstart
for the industry."
He added that the Govern-
ment was effectively the only
'developer' in a position to get
works started through the Lyn-
den Pindling International Air-
port and New Providence Road
Improvement projects, some-
thing that was "desperately
needed".
Mr Wrinkle added that the
BCA was still waiting f r the
Government to supply it with
a list of contact numbers for for-
eign developers in the Bahamas,
so its members would have a
better chance of obtaining work
on their projects.


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FROM page 1B

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cent year-over-year during the
2008 first half, taking the total to
more than 41,000 subscribers


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company and its products to
secure growth and to facilitate a
broader customer experience,".
Mr Paddick wrote.
As for the data segment, the
Cable Bahamas chairman said it
had generated "impressive
growth", with Caribbean Cross-
ings the company's 100 per
cent owned infrastructure sub-
sidiary producing "substantial
revenues".
With circuit sales to third par-
ties "impressive", total data rev-
enue grew by 20 per cent or $1
million in the 2008 second quar-
ter, jumping from $4.9 million to
$5.9 million. Monthly recurring
revenue was maintained at $0.9
million for the year.
For the 2008 first half, Cable
Bahamas had invested $13.7
million in capital and infra-
structure improvements, some
$7.7 million of which was
incurred during the second '
quarter.
"The two major continuing
projects, which include the
expansion to our head-end pro-
cessing facility in Nassau, and
the construction of our Freeport
office complex, are progressing
well to their targeted comple-
tion dates," Mr Paddick said.
"These projects, alorg with
other smaller but sig: ficant
projects infrastructural, main-
tenance, in-house staff training,
and equipment review and
swap-out will assist in ensuring
that we maintain our superior
network performance."
For the 2008 first half, Cable
Bahamas saw revenues grow by
$3.3 million or 9 per cent, from
$37 million to $40.3 million.
Operating income increased
from $18.4 itillioo in 2007 t .
$21.1 million, a rise of $2.7 mil-
lion or 14.6 per cent.


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008, PAGE 5B


IBUIE SS-


Lehman tries to soothe





Wall Street with asset sale


By JOE BEL BRUNO
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) Lehman Broth-
ers, in a desperate bid to survive, announced
plans Wednesday to sell a majority stake in
its prize(' investment management business
and said a sale of the entire company was
possible.
Lehman, battling the nation's worst finan-
cial crisis since the Depression, also said it
would spin off a troubled real estate unit
and slash its dividend. Those moves come as
the nation's fourth largest investment bank
reported an almost $4 billion third-quarter
loss, boosting its losses so far this year to
about $( 5 billion.
The plan was aimed at raising capital and
regaining investor confidence in the 158-
year-old firm.
It was also seen as a reconstruction of
Lehman Brothers, which has been devas-
tated as the housing slump evolved into a
global credit crunch in the past year. Pres-
sure has been mounting on Chief Executive
Richard Fuld to save the firm from the
same fate that felled rival Bear Stearns Cos.
Fuld, the longest serving CEO on Wall
Street, rescued Lehman Brothers from the
fallout of the Russian credit crisis and col-
lapse of Long-Term Capital Management
hedge fund in the late-90s. This time, he's
hopeful the actions will "de-risk and resize"
the company but concedes the only com-
pany he's ever worked for could be sold
entirely.
"If anybody came with an attractive
proposition that was compelling for share-
holder 'value, it would be brought to the
board, discussed with the board, and eval-
uated," Fuld told investors on a conference
call. "We remain committed to examining
all strategic alternatives to maximize share-
holder value."
The company said it will auction a 55 per
cent stake of the investment management
business, which includes fund manager Neu-
berger Berman that it bought in 2003. Fuld
said the firm was in late-stage talks with
potential buyers for the business, which
analysts value at up to $10 billion for the
entire business.
Lehman will also spin off $25 billion to
$30 billion of commercial real estate invest-
ments into a separate publicly traded com-
qpany, to be called Real Estate Investments
Global, ,i the first quarteri6fQ009 Financial
gegulatoilsforced Lehman to mark dowvn
the value of those assets on its books, but
those same restrictions will not be placed on


PEDESTRIANS walk pass Lehman Brothers
headquarters in New York yesterday...

(AP Photo: Jin Lee)

the new company.
Investors got more bad news after the
company slashed its dividend to 5 cents per
share from 68 cents per share in a move
that will save an estimated $450 million a
year.
The stock has plunged more than 80 per
cent this year to lows not seen in more than
a decade. It r6se 12 cents to $7.91 in late
morning trading Wednesday after falling
as low as $7.40 earlier in the session.
Lehman shares plunged 45 per cent on
Tuesday.
Wall Street remains skittish about finan-
cial stocks since the near-collapse of Bear
Stearns in March. Like other investment
banks, Lehman has been hit hard by dete-
rioration in the credit and mortgage markets
since the middle of 2007. Global banks have
so far lost more than $300 billion from mort-
gage-backed securities and other risky
investments.
The moves are intended to prove to Wall
Street that the embattled bank has enough
liquidity to survive. But, there still remains
uncertainty among analysts if the strategy
will work in the end.
If Lehman moves into the future without
its investment management business, issues
regarding its future and sustainability as a
pure-play investment bank arise," said


Cubillas Ding, a senior analyst with Boston-
based financial research and consulting firm
Celent. "Finding stable funding sources,
especially when the markets are not looking
to recover in the short-term, is an issue that
senior management needs to provide a com-
pelling solution for."
Didg, and other analysts, also points out
that Lehman still has exposure to a high
concentration of risk to real estate and relat-
ed investments. Lehman's quarterly loss
includes gross write-downs of $5.3 billion on
residential mortgages and $1.7 billion on
commercial real estate positions.
The results reflect a continued decline in
Lehman's portfolio in the second quarter
the company lost $2.8 billion for the period.
It earned $887 million in the third quarter a
year ago.
Lehman said it has reduced its residential
mortgage exposure by 31 per cent to $17.2.
billion, and expects its sale of $4 billion of its
UK residential mortgage portfolio to Black-
Rock Financial Management Inc. to be.
completed within the next few weeks.
Lehman also reduced its commercial real
estate exposure by 18 per cent in the third
quarter to $32.6 billion from $39.8 billion.
The results were released earnings a week
earlier than expected after negotiations
with Korea Development Bank about a
capital infusion ended with no deal. That
places more pressure on Lehman to sell its
investment management business quickly.
Lehman has approached a broad range of
possible investors, including banks in Korea
and Japan. Private-equity firms in the US
have also been contacted about investing in
the investment-management business.
Besides Neuberger Berman, the business
also includes everything from private client
services to private equity components.
There is also talk that Neuberger's man-
agement might get an opportunity to buy
back all or part of the company.
Once the biggest US underwriter of mort-
gage-backed securities, concerns about
Lehman began to increase after Bear
Stearns nearly collapsed in March. Bear,
once the fifth-largest US. investment bank,
avoided bankruptcy by selling itself to
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
After posting a surprise $2.8 billion loss
during the second quarter, Lehman was
scrutinized by banks and customers about
liquidity issues, even though the company
has raised $14 billion of capital since last
year. The company also brought on new
top management to help boost risk man-
agement.


A A A


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 Teachef'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


THE COMPLIANCE COMMISSION








CHANGE OF EXAMINATION YEAR FOR

ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING

EXAMINATIONS


The- Compliance


Commission


established by section 39


(the Commission),


was


of the Financial Transactions


Reporting Act, Chapter 368 as the anti-money laundering


authority


for financial


institutions


not


supervised by the Central Bank or the Securities Commission.


Following consultation with its constituent financial institutions,

the Commission hereby announces that with effect from 1st

January 2009, the examination year will be based on the

calendar year.


For those financial institutions which, by the 31 st December 2008,

completed an on-site examination in respect of the period of 1st

August, 2007-31st July 2008, this change will have the effect of

extending the current examination period that commenced on1st

August, 2008 to 31st December, 2009


Those financial institutions which have not submitted to an on-site

examination for the period 1st August, 2007 to 31st July, 2008,

excluding those exempted by the Commission for that period, are

asked to submit all outstanding examinations on or before 30th

January 2009


The examination forms may be found on the Commission's website

at www.bahamas.gov.bs/compliance.


Please direct your comments/ questions to the

Commission at telephone 702-1544.


INSPECTOR

COMPLIANCE COMMISSION


Doctors Hospital Health System Limited
Interim report
"Quarter ended July 31, 2008
Chairman's Report
Doctors Hospital Health System Limited
Deor Shareholden:
InterimnRepori-s imonthsendlng July31. 2009
Doors HMsphaltHeah SysteLm tLied repotconsoMolidted net income of 5 1.6M. a decrease of 5 9
over the san period in the prior year, or S a16 es per sharecopred to S0 &25censpershare
Nde rernue decreased by 23%- or $ ASAM cm paredto the same period last year. The Hospital huo
naked a. inerese in acute caramissinons conored to eleive admaislons a the general economic
caditions contHnue to affed indlidual heah care choices: resuling im decree in patient days of
6 0.4 1 utpatent procedures remain flatly omanred last year.
otal Sp oa inarem edby Z3.o 0i 4.11 Salarieak d benefs Increased S% or S .M compared to
las year arid utility increased by 2. or $S' 2f. Bd debt pense saw a decrease of 19% or S 0.21.
The first ix months offacal 2009 has evidenced thurising costs of heahlcare and the increased cost of
doing business in the Bahamas, Hpital managemenand the Board oflDirector continue to monitor
rising costs; and in light of increasing costs oeruit and retain healthcare and other specialized
professional rising utility cost, and the outlay lroetinuously Improwe pallet and employee safety.
price increase may be neeesary in the near future
Cah collection remained strong during the selonth period, resulting in a decrease in accounts
receivble dy to 43 from 56 at year ed and a decrease in net receivabls of13.2 .
The Company b proud to announce the new MRI a G l operational prndingOuting-edge ins ing to
our patients as wellas high quality diagnostic reou to our physician.
On bthalf fthe Board of Dbreors I thank you for your continued loyalty to Doctrs Hspital
Juseph Kmh aski
Saepmnber 1. 20M
DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LMIITED
CosaUidted BaldaceSheSe
July 31. 200 with compa, ohfigures t January 31, 2001
(Exprssed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)
July31,200S . JauauuJSI.2l

Cuh d,.hrghn.t 5 4.617 6.630
A ooinsea-pil.-non,(n.oe ) 1,446 1,270 .
Accom taruoeblle-thirdptypayor. n(noel2) 3.912 4.787
Imltori 1 319 1.166
Ohffr amt 1.024 729
12.217 14.582
No-,-g- ,ea:
Immn e t 30 j3
GoodnfiL 0a0 431 431
Other hitbkl, a me 2.057 2.421
Im eiiprop ,y 4.77 4.161
Propey, pla and e1upn_ 10,925 5.921
9.221 16073
5Tal $ 30.,438 31.2j55

Liabilities andShaholders' Equity
Lurrrent siahbu:
Accwounapad overall d adil lio 3.666 3,442
t.iS4 rm re curoM potio_ 942 942
4.608 4.384
,- et WOabit!I
Lo.,4-erm de 4,594 7.066
Ta0ui.Nliuio 9.102 311.4S0


Sha uogL
Authorir,d IZtSO00. cm.s se4ar aopor F ,er
of B= 4 each (Jmmoary 1. 20 12.500. 00 shan)
la-odadfoltfp.W 9.971.634,h..e
(J.uaylA 2iSS 9.971.634 share)
Cwimrledoiurph
tRdW.It e.m


399 J99
12358 12JU
8.479 7.048


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
ComolldatedSultemn-teofRetmuie andpees
Sir mutk mdoedJuf aJi 2009 ih eompuarthfiguirefor the three monlh ended July 312007
(EsprmedInls hosmadtd of Bahadn dll)
Jul 8l. S20) JulyJ)) .007

Argisnig tont ,ds S 9661 15453
01A., 3)0 J t
T4 r ll"rMo 9.9915 1 OOt

S.Lailedbe .a 4.1ft 44 1


Gall e Im S a .d f rs 157 231
oldie,-nw e. 2 3naf Is 23
1-- 1 17
RBqa.lnd aintdl cr4e 11 163


Icome before internt 748 I.J15
l1tereOepM (99) (151)
.Vtrmeaefotheperid 51 649 1,164
F -u*ln. pe s hw (ftared Mi R ohl.W doi.3-1
a rk idf.Iyalara I 5C 0S7 .12


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTHSSTEM LIMITED
CosoldauledilMdem d of Rofue udEqm
Six months ended Jul 31. 20080ith conpoamllqfigrafor the six molhs eded July 31. 2007
(Eprmsedan thouads ofBakcna dollars)





E-a
Slec dw ud S .12 y31.2007




Oqadsan.nldxWl 1.261 1.032
WSliadte l77a i.1 7.71
Bad deblrapawtifmove ria 65 846
De pdt es al atstqios 1.1 1 IM2

GOoferlnlnitet dfe S00 480
Oulsdesunl 446 449
Insusrct 362 346
Oiqairsadndmaino e 278 276
Rent 185 152
Dferyoer qc, 179 182
Legal-p n7 74 202
Toularpeas II.5 10571
incamnbefreIleroal 1.862 2.712


Eossinsspeeismaahiare(ymei ahsaa6..dwes)
,VNiwl/omf 1rthep 2 .UI 2. 47A

Bale s 0.f2lly B3__ _ S *6 ._0.23

DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Comoslidaedlatemw of Coh Flou,
Si msonlu endid July 31, 28 with ca ar oefhur for dmsixrandhs inded July 31.2007
(FpWressedln lhomasa of Bahmmdan duls)
Jli3, # 2 Ju5 I. 2007
Ciah .d-oh e ftapvdbedhy (ad Ia):
OPERATINGACfTlTI.ES
A'httnd $ 1.fO 2.478
Adlmeabtl otwromlnef-uto tlao doh
lle arodulon..d s,,doa 1.261 1.052
Prmooina fr lhMdane nok 655 046
Gai. -AsTlfp,"fat.pl- -eply#rosO(16)
3.76 4.0
De-(eb --)i.re w -,1. 76 (1.532)
1ncruaat-slluro u sin i (1152) (381
1scrsemtlrea. laern rd edathaOdke f 224 173

t1V. rISNGAC7TIITSTIF
Prk auu-fp S.p.3de Sa 7") (393)
ptedoufino..g xuaU(12) (94)
Peeed fkulm Ia kb sW(- Wko___ f d lea._ __ill) 5_ 1 1
Ca adrh akp.ahe iaprddaby)h (4.1)e a i 13 (2.11) 551




Increase (d-erue) lW eal .o d eal ytI"e. t(91) 2.663
Cob .d ,.h M-11- 'r-sg uf gun fw61o5 1955
('. Ar.d-ahph e1h ddef0 rd $ 4.417 4651

C'alsh md cah ehlO pre rc ch bak md Ihe d ,hurWm dpTua wik m ongluny of il
iHnl, oblI-
DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Coihsidard, 0sme of COg/oe in FkWry
S;n -tlha ndod Jly3 1. 200
Oo/, ,, .W. ,
(F.sprased In lthnranud of B/haslo do0ar)
.Vus...aflohu .t,.,, C..trfcud.epa aaednoa
8al n9J-7J.U 259 0.971.04 1 3 S 12SiJ I 4
.VNid-bradflaih od ")

9 -eaJ.l0y31. 0U 9,971.614 $ 3S 5 12J59 5 ,4N

DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SSTE.I LIMITED
6,ne 50 luera Cootld0ds FmulaanmdSmaers


I Sigiuic6nseamortin.gp(da
Than iosirofinda snmor heaa hewa prepere& anolars .1th lterwaen. anerdamlruj 10nd4,rd
0"o 14. hattrsnaFio a o ruing oq t i llctaganllolglpe6.aprleJplRtdlmnhrl nai I. 2lt.u,' ditf
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1c090,0 6,rO, ti ma /f P04l5 f/ dolakiArr /eoa taflOMlio


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that GABRIEL PIERRE of #79
St. Charles Vincent Street, P.O. Box N-1979, 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 11TH day of SEPTEMBER 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-
7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


supervisory


-1


w


I















15% of commercial loans now in default


rise of 5.3 per cent going from
9.4 per cent to 14.7 per cent.
Having 14.7 per cent of total
loans in default would be
regarded as a material issue on
most individual banks' balance
sheets, but this is a sector issue
not confined to just one insti-
tution.
In addition, Mr Sunderji said
that just over half the banking
sector's delinquent commercial


LEGAL NOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(N045 of 2000)


STENMANN ASSOCIATES LTD.

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (8) of
the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000, the
Dissolution of STENMANN ASSOCIATES LTD. 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 29th day of
August, 2008.



PANAIeiacANMANAGMaEn
SERVICE S (SAHAMAS) LTD.



Legal Notice
NOTICE
HARI INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 8th day of September 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE
MARSANNE CREEK
HOLDINGS

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 26th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp: Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice

NOTICE


NICOYA RICA LIMITED
.-- ****---


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


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


1~~~


loans some $75 million were
non-performing, meaning they
were 90 days or more past due.
Describing "a very sharp-
deterioration in commercial
loans", Mr Sunderji told Tri-
bune Business: "Year-to-date,
the credit quality of commer-
cial loans has deteriorated
sharply, even though the actual
loan portfolio size has remained
at the same magnitude.
"It should be concerning to
commercial banks, definitely. I
don't think the delinquency is
spread equally."
Mr Sunderji said Bahamian
commercial banks collectively
had more than $300 million in
,loans that were non-perform-
ing 90 days or more past due.
This was split into $100 million
of consumer loans, $130 million
worth or mortgages, and $75
million in commercial loans.
That totals some $305 million
worth of non-performing loans,
and Mr Sunderji said this fig-
ure had increased by $50 mil-
lion since year-end 2007.
Putting the commercial loan
situation in context, Mr Sun-


derji said that out of $2.2 bil-
lion in outstanding consumer
loans as at July 31, 2008, some
$197 million or 14 per cent were
delinquent or more than 30 days
past due.
By way of comparison, as at
December 31, 2007, the com-
mercial banking sector had
extended $2 billion worth of
consumer loans, and some $172
million were delinquent then.
"From a percentage point of
view, it's quite dramatic, and in
dollar terms the delinquency for
consumer loans grew by $24
million for consumer loans, and
grew by $52 for commercial
loans" since year-end 2007," Mr
Sunderji said.
He added: "I don't think
we've seen the worst yet. Clear-
ly, there's a downturn in busi-
ness everywhere.
"But we will come out of this,
whether it's 12 months or 18
months. The economy will
revive. It's a natural economic
cycle."
Non-performing loans in the
Bahamian commercial banking
sector increased by $15 million


Legal Notice
NOTICE
DE SOTO INVESTMENTS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 8th day of September 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa"Corp'trinc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
JJW HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 27th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas. /





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)







NAD
Nassau Airport
Development Company


CAREER
OPPORTUNITY


MANAGER, PEOPLE

The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is seeking
candidates for the role of Manager, People. The successful
candidate will be responsible for all aspects of human resource
management at NAD, including employee compensation,
payroll and benefits, training, labour relations, health and safety,
communications, social activities and community involvement.
This position reports to the Vice President, Finance and Chief
-Financial Officer and will involve daily interaction with NAD
staff, senior management, and executives.
The ideal candidate will have a post secondary education in a
field consistent with human resource management, and will be
able to work independently to manage multiple priorities and
stakeholders in a fast paced work environment. At least five
years experience in a similar position is preferred.
This position offers competitive compensation and benefits,
consistent with experience and qualifications.


If you are inWeresd in in our dynamc nam. ple
submtna your resume by September 24,2008 to
Manager, People
Nassau Airport Development Co.
PO Bax AP59229
Nassau, Bahamas
OTq ie- c shot Ited wiN be conLaced


during July 2008, with delin-
quent loans growing by $70.1
million to hit the $600 million
mark, providing further evi-
dence of an increasing inability
among Bahamian businesses
and consumers to meet debt
repayments.
The Central Bank of the
Bahamas' report on monthly
economic developments for July
2008 continued to show a dete-
riorating economic climate, with
the brunt chiefly being born by
the business sector.
For the period January-July
2008, delinquent commercial
loans meaning those loans 31-
90 days past due had almost
tripled against 2007 compara-
tives, growing from $52.6 mil-
lion to $147 million.
Commenting on the Central


Bank report, Ross McDonald,
the Bahamas-based Caribbean
head-for Royal Bank of Cana-
da, said: "Is it just the confir-
mation that the economy is
slowing, and times are more dif-
ficult for business people and
consumers? Yes, there's the
confirmation. The consumer
and mortgage numbers are
trending the same way.
"We're just getting confirma-
tion of a trend that is not posi-
tive. We're always sad to see it
happen, but we're not surprised.
It's disappointing, but hopeful-
ly things will get better.
"It is a cycle. We've had a
good cycle, and the good busi-
nesses will have 'built up
reserves and the smart con-
sumers will have put away mon-
ey for a rainy day."


Legal Notice
NOTICE

CESAGE

INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 5th day of September 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
NIRVANA VENTURES LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 9th day of September 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE
BECEE INVESTMENTS S.A.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 3rd day of September 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





* BA in Computer Science Masters degree
preferred
* Minimum of 5 years IT management experience
* Strong leadership skills
* Excellent communication and time management
skills
* Responsible for system administration, security
and management of network server
* Manage and maintain data storage, back-up
procedures, company phone systems and other
communication devices
* Excellent salary based on experience
* Full benefits

Qualified persons please send resumes to:
c/o The Tribune
DA 65855
P.O.Box N3207
Nassau, Bahamas


FROM page 1B

2007. This means that, in
increasing to $147 million, the
amount of all commercial loans
that are delinquent has
increased by 56.3 per cent -
jumping from $94 million to
$147 million in some seven
months.
In percentage terms, that is a


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THEIE TLMS


June tourist arrivals drop by some nine per cent


FROM page 1B


food.
The US market decline once
again offset the gains made in
other markets, such as Canada
and Latin America, where
arrivals have improved.
According to the Ministry,
overall arrivals to the Bahamas
for the year to June indicate
that sea visitor arrivals were up,
although air arrivals for the
period was down.
The islands which reported
an increase in overall, arrivals
as compared to 2007 included:
Abaco (overall visitor arrivals
up but air arrivals down), Berry
Islands, Bimini, Cat Cay, Cat
Island, Half Moon Cay, Inagua,


San Salvador.
The islands that were down
included: Nassau/Paradise
Island (down overall, but Air
arrivals were up), Grand
Bahama, Andros, Eleuthera,
Exuma and Long Island.
The Ministry also reported
that cruise arrivals for the first
port of entry year-to-date were
up- particularly in Abaco (Cast-
away Cay), Berry Islands
(Great Stirrup Cay & Little Stir-
rup Cay/Coco Cay, (only June
showed a decline) and Half
Moon Cay.
It was further reported that
the initial year-to-date figures
showed a decline in Nassau/Par-
adise Island, Grand Bahama,
Bimini, Eleuthera, Exuma and
San Salvador.
Cruise arrivals for June only


as a first port of entry were all
up for Abaco, Grand Bahama
and Half Moon Cay, while Nas-
sau/Paradise Island, Bimini and
Eleuthera were all down.
The Ministry reported that
overall visitor arrivals to Abaco,
Cat Cay, Half Moon Cay and
Inagua for the month of June
were up.
Overall
However, Nassau/Paradise
Island was down overall, but air
arrivals were up, Grand
Bahama was down as wel, las
were Andros, Berry Islands,
Bimini, Cat Island, Long Island,
Eleuthera, Exuma, Half Moon
Cay and San Salvador.
The Ministry of Tourism also
reported that cruise arrivals for


the month of June declined by
16 per cent, which it attributed
to declines at Nassau/ Paradise
Island.
Regardless of port of entry
(first, second or third port of
call), the Bahamas overall
received fewer cruise passen-
gers in the month of June 2008
than in the same period of 2007,
the Ministry of Tourism indi-
cated.
It attributed the declines to
the fact that some cruise lines
made less calls on Nassau/ Par-
adise Island, and brought in
fewer passengers to the island as
a first port of call, preferring
instead to use their private
islands.
Carnival decreased the
amount of passengers it took
into Nassau/Paradise Island and


increased tremendously the
amount of passengers to the
Out Islands (Half Moon Cay)
as a first port of entry.
Grand Bahama saw for the
first time an increase 2 per
cent in cruise arrivals primar-
ily because of increased num-
bers of passengers traveling on
the Discovery Cruise Line.
This was not, however,
enough to offset the air arrival
decrease and arrivals on the
whole were down to that island,
the ministry reported.
The Out Islands received 19
per cent more cruise passengers
during the month of June
despite the fact that Royal
Caribbean and Princess Cruises
(Caribbean Princess) brought
in fewer passengers.
The Out Islands received


more passengers from Disney
Cruises and Carnival Cruises to
Half Moon Cay.
Princess-Cay, which normal-
ly closes at the end of June,
closed early and did not receive
any cruise passengers after May
14, so the number of cruise
arrivals to Eleuthera declined
tremendously.
The Princess ships that nor-
mally went to Princess Cay were
re-routed. In addition, Great
Stirrup Cay was not open in the
month of June. The increase in
cruise arrivals to the Out Islands
was not enough to offset the
declines experienced by Nas-
sau/Paradise Island for the June,
(by first Port of Entry) and
hence cruise arrivals to the
Islands of the Bahamas were
still down.


GOVERNMENT, from page 1B


ciple is exactly as the name
implies. It's not 100 per cent
absolute certainty, but you need
to be wise enough to know
whether it's going to be
approved in full."
The Chamber president said
at least 90 per cent of planning
submissions received full
approval, but but added: "It's
definitely a function of the type
of business and location of the
business that determines the
final outcome.
"You need to be aware of


your surroundings, and while
you may be able to convince a
government bureaucrat that
everything's fine, should there
be a public outcry the politi-
cians, while not saying no, will
slow it down" and effectively
say, that through their actions.
decisive
"Government should be
more decisive if they give an
approval in principle and then
change their minds. They


should let you know as soon as
possible," Mr D'Aguilar said.
"Without any master plan
clearly delineating what can go
where on this island, it's kind
of a mish mash. Nassau grew
without any planning."
Mr D'Aguilar said areas such
as Prince Charles Drive and
Carmichael Road should really
be zoned for commercial use,
yet these areas were already
pocketed by residential com-
munities.
Charles Saunders Highway


was another spot that should
have been designated for com-
mercial use, Mr D'Aguilar said,
given that it was "such a highly
trafficed corridor", yet residne-


tial communities had been per-
mitted to develop on either side
of it. "If the Government had
been wise and re-zoned these
corridors to be commercial,


they could have maximised
their property tax revenues,
because most residential prop-
erties don't pay taxes," Mr
D'Aguilar said.


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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

In The Rapidly Expanding Carmichael Road Area

Lot #5 Block 2, Millars Heights Subdivision



Property Comprises 18,292.55 Sq.Ft.

With 106 Ft. on High Traffic Carmichael Road



Interested person should submit offers in writing

addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management,

P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

to reach us before Septmeber 29, 2008.

For further information, Please contact:

356-1608 or 502-0929




BIE Bank & Trust Bahamas Ltd.
Is seeking the services of an

Operations Manager

The successful applicant is expected to manage the day-to-day activities of the
Securities/Custody department, the Wire Transfer department, and Documentation
department.

Duties
* Provide guidance and direction to the Operations Team
* Implement process effectively to create operationalcefficiencies and
deliver a high level of service to internal/external clients
* Manage the security trade settlement process and mutual fund trade process
* Manage the wire transfer process
* Overall oversight of account openings, closings, updates and other
Documentation items
* Prepare daily/monthly statistical an other reports/analysis for senior
management

Skills
* Organizational, Planning & Management skills
* Excellent Interpersonal & Communication skills
* Detail-oriented, problem solving and decisions making skills
* Thorough knowledge of Money Laundering Legislation and regulatory
provisions
* Working knowledge of Bahamian legislation and regulations and their
relationship to corporate policies and procedures
Education and Experience:
Relevant professional qualifications-CFA, series 7, or relevant degree in
Business/Operations Management
Computer Literate. Proficient in a variety of word processing software,
graphics, outlook and spreadsheet applications including the Microsoft suite of
software products
Ability to be trained on industry specific software such as Olympic
Banking System
Minimum of 3-5 years experience in an offshore banking environment at a
managerial level
Experience in strategic planning and analysis

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants meeting the above qualifications should submit a recent resume to:

Human Resources Generalist
BIE Bank & Trust Bahamas Ltd.
Charlotte House
P.O.Box N-3930
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax:328-2750
candida.ferguson@itauinternational.com

The closing date for receipt of all resumes is Thursday, September 11th, 2008


A vibrant entity invites application from suitable qualified individuals for the
position of AGRICULTURAL MARKETING COORDINATOR

The successful candidate would be an individual with strong marketing skills
and a good working knowledge of agriculture management techniques and a
strong commitment to promoting the advancement of this sector.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for the analysis and evaluation of the integrated
agricultural marketing system.
Development of an agricultural information system and
capacity building.
Provision of support of agricultural marketing projects
and programmes including formulation, start-up,
implementation monitoring and evaluation in collaboration
with the marketing team.
Provide ongoing monitoring of the marketing programme
to anticipate and troubleshoot problems and issues,
track milestones and concrete progress on activities and
recommend appropriate action.
Provide quality assurance and review of the programme.
Provide feedback and guidance to senior management with
respect to the programme development.
Provide support in marketing development workshops and
events.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

BA Degree- Marketing
Minimum 7 years experience
Working knowledge of agricultural products
Working knowledge of the procedures for determining local
market conditions
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Excellent computer skills

Interested persons should submit a resume, police certificate,
testimonials, photograph and covering letter, outlining
background and achievements to:
c/o DA 04733
P.O. Box N3207
Nassau, Bahamas


The closing date for applications is September 22, 2008


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* By CANDICE CHOI
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) In
addition to changing leaves, for
many of us, fall means we're
handed a packet of materials
and asked to ponder our med-
ical benefits as part of open
enrollment season.
So as you review your health
care budget, remember that
you may be able to save big on
prescription drugs. At two
pharmacies just a mile apart,
for example, the price of the
same medication can differ
dramatically.
That's why doing your
homework before heading to
the drug store is just one way
to cut costs on prescription
drugs.
As the price of prescription
drugs rises at a steady clip,
here are six tips to keep in
mind.
1. USE GENERIC
MEDICATIONS
The easiest way to cut down
on the cost of drugs is to ask
for youth prescription to be
filled with a generic version.
Despite their no-frills sound,
generic drugs are no less effec-
tive, so you should always find
out if this lower-cost option is
available.
And finding a generic alter-
native shouldn't be tough;
generics are available for more
than three-quarters of the
11,000 federally approved
drugs on the market, according
to the Generic Pharmaceutical
Association. Last year, generic
drugs accounted for 65 per
cent of all filled prescriptions,
up from 56 per cent in 2005.
Their growing popularity
comes as the cost prescription
drugs continues to climb. Drug
makers increased their prices
last year by an average of 7.4
per cent, more than double the
rate of inflation, for brand-
name medicines most com-
monly prescribed to the elder-
ly, according to a study by
AARP.
2. FIND A LOWER-COST
OPTION
Even if a generic is not avail-
able, you may still be able to
find a cheaper alternative. For
example, someone with heart-
burn could save more than
$100 a month by taking over-


the-counter Prilosec instead of
Nexium, said Gail Shearer,
director of Consumer Reports
Best Buy Drugs.
Before changing medica-.
tions, of course, people should
talk to their doctors about any
impact a switch might have on
their condition.
"It's a starting point to open
a conversation with your doc-
tor or nurse about your
options," Shearer said. You
can find additional guidance on
lower-cost options for a range
of conditions at www.CRBest-
BuyDrugs.com.
3. SHOP AROUND
Call ahead to nearby phar-
macies to get price quotes
before heading out especially
if you're buying a brand-name
drug.
Several states among them
Michigan, New Jersey and
New York offer government-
sponsored Web sites that allow
consumers to browse prices at
area drug stores. For instance,
in New York, the health
department's drug comparison
site,
http://rx.nyhealth.gov/pdpw, is
updated every Monday, and
consumers can search by zip
code,
A recent' search for the sleep
aid Ambien in New York City
turned up options including
$140 for a 30-day supply at one
Walgreens and $171 at a Rite
Aid pharmacy just a mile away.
State sites are typically based
on Medicaid prices,, but cheap-
er prices for Medicaid recipi-
ents likely mean lower costs
for non-Medicaid customers
too.
Don't overlook traditional
retailers such as Target Corp.
and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.,
which both offer $4 prescrip-
tion programs. Target offers
hundreds of generics at $4 for a
30-day supply, $10 for a 90-day
supply.
Wal-Mart's programme fol-
lows the same pricing, but also
includes some brand-name and
over-the-counter drugs.
Other chains, including
Kroger Co. and Safeway Inc.,
have rolled out similar pro-
grammes.
4. ORDER BY MAIL
You've probably become
accustomed to renting movies
b'y mail. Your health is certain-


. ly.more significant, but if you
haven't tried it you should'also
look into cutting costs by filling
prescriptions by mail.
If you're on a daily medica- .
tion you'll certainly want to
investigate. It's likely that the '
pharmacy programme of your
benefits package will offer 90'-
day supplies at discounted
prices, said Charles Cote,
spokesman for the Pharmaceu-
tical Care Management'Asso- *
ciation.
Ordering prescription diugs
through the mail is convenient
and could save gas money too, .
Cote said.
5. RESEARCH STATE
DISCOUNT -
PROGRAMMES
For those without insurance,
at least 19 states now have pre-.
scription drug discount pro-
grammes, according to the
National Association of State
Legislatures. These pro-
grammes may be helpful if
you're recently unemployed,
find your COBRA coverage
ending, or otherwise don't
have prescription drug cover- .
age.
The discounts and terms for
eligibility vary, but Arizona,
Oregon, Washington state, and.
. Wisconsin have no age or .
income requirementsto enroll:
6. BEWARE OF
FREEBIES, DISCOUNT
PROGRAMMES -
Lhstly, proceed carefully
before signing up for commer-
cial discount programmes,
coupons or drug freebies.
Upon closer inspection you.
may find that they are backed
by pharmaceutical companies,
and critics say they often steer
consumers toward name-brand
'drugs.
The problem is that once the
free samples or discount runs
out, users may feel they need
to continue on the same med-
ication but now at full cost.
Such discount programmes .
often provide a few generic
options, but it's unlikely to be
an extensive list.
"Go \n with your eyes open," .
said Consumer-Reports' Shear-
er.
"They sound appealing, but
in many cases, people may save
more money if they just take
the time to go through their
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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 comer 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

". i All that lot of Land having an area of 5,233 sq ft, being
S Lot #162, of the subdivision known as Pastel Gardens,
g 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
E 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

: E. ': 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,
i t t 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)
."." .. B:, _i' S 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
SHeading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to
-..; _, .... ..' ._. Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1 st corner
1 l .... .... --1 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
S. is a portionof one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment
parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
being just under a quarter acre in size and on the
iowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt
S-shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length
of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior
walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and
the floors of vinyl tiles.

L Appraisal: $265,225.00

LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLER'S HEIGHTS
All that of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
,iJlg ~12, of the subdivision' known and designated as Millar's
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
--i- 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.


Lot No. 186, Coral Harbour Waterways, Coral Harbour

All that lot of land having an area of 12,150 sq ft, being
lot # 186, of the subdivision known as Coral Harbour
t F,"W..aterways, situated in the western district of New
"T 3Providence. Located on this property is a single family
;=-,t g......3 .. ...... Il:'S' """"residence comprising of approximately 2,482 sq. ft. of
: ,,., -*i enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms with
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 1st house on the. right side painted all white.

Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT
N-- NO.1, BLOCK NO. 45,

SECTION E, ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES

.. All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
S. ?" 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in
the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
"f Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet
i Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This
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" on the
upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining
room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch oh 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.

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 eastern district of New Providence Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex
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
S is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
a' sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility 9f 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
h' "' "*' ....,_..X 20yr old duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641
sq. 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.
*. ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the land is on a grade
andlevel; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
-- the 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.
S217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision
.a. l ', H All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot
No. 217 of the Subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens, the
-said subdivision situated in the Southern District of New
Providence Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
iB comprising of an approximately 20 yr old single family residence
Lo, 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.


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 on the island of Eleuthera,
this site encompasses a commercial building consisting ofa 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, and 192 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.


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 LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The property is located All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham's
on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean. Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Appraisal: $80,000.00 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. 11B 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
Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27 is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.
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 APPRAISAL: $72,000.00
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"


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 propertyof 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


, 1 2008


For conditions of sale and other information contact
Philip White @ 502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 email harry. col lie@scotiabank.com Fax 356-3851


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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 Ihe 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 Lynden Pindling Estates, the said subdivision
is situated in the southeastern district of New 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 utilitN room. 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, the grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including-a walkway. The yard is enclosed with chain linked
fencing
Appraisal: $155,694.40
Traveling through Pinew ood Gardens from East Street. go to the roundabout. heading north from the roundabout, take the 2nd corner right heading
east toward Sir L) nden Pindling Estates. After passing the convenience store, take the 1st corner right and head toward the Charles Saunders Highway,
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 1st corner left 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
S" . sufficiently elevated to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is landscaped & contains low shrubs, flowering & fruit trees

S; .. .. --- gJAppraisal: $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.'
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(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
and 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 thie 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 comer 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 ripht 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 Sduth 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


I- All that lot of land having an area
of 30000 square feet, being lot
Number 17 of the subdivision
" *-..-.*FA ... known as Westridge Estates
Addition. Situate in the Western
,.,,. ..I.. BDistrict on the 'island of New
Pu"" '" Providence.
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 SuperValue 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 at the 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.


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>praisal: $171,000.00


The subject property is developed
with a duplex building consisting --
ofapproximately 1,5,12 square feet .
of living, space, inclusive of- two
bedrooms, living and dining areas, ...
kitchen and bathroom. Ventilation
in bedrooms is by Wall aircondition
units. ...
Directions: Traveling West on Carmichael take the comer 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


B All that lot of land having an area of
gi B---5,100 square feet (50x101) being lot 54
of the subdivision known as Emerald
SRidge, 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-
30 year old duplex apartment
consisting of approximately 1,325
square feet of enclosed living space.
Each apartment comprises two
bedrooms, one bathroom, dining room,
living room and kitchen.
Directions: From Soldier Road opposite Nassau Christie Academy, take corner 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
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Appraisal: $335,000.00


Located on this 6,000 square feet
property is a split level single family
dwelling comprising four bedrooms,
two and a half bathrooms, living and
dining rooms, kitchen and TV room.
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 or)
the right hand 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
u itilitv rrroom


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.


LOT 31 TWYNAM ESTATES


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


Mor 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.



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LOT 238 SUN CLOSE
SUNSHINE PARK
Located on this 4,200 square
feet single/multi family
property is a 20-year-old
building of T-111 wood with


Appraisal: $191,000.00
Located on the subject property of
10,066 square. feet, is an
incomplete duplex apartment
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


he first left at Deloris Drive, subject will be
third property on the left.


Appraisal: $136,000.00


concrete floor, consisting
approxi-mately 2,198 square .7 1 j
feet of enclosed space. The .
structure was formerly used as
-a retail store and storage .
facility,
Directions:, From Golden Gates
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Lot #115 GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION
ALICE TOWN, HATCHET BAY Appraisal: $101,023.00





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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.



EXUMA


BAHAMA SOUND #18
Lots 17663, 17664, 17665


Appraisal: $477,880.00


I he 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 "''i.'
feet and the lower floor : :
comprises 460 square feet. All -.
plumbing and electrical rough -. -
work has been completed. The block work is completed on the
bottom floor with a. portion of the upper floor completed.


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


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


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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. Theo property is fully secured by six 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.

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Lot 96 HUDSON ESTATES


Appraisal: $116,190.00


Located on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single
fam,,y 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 12,322 square
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
storage room. A hallway with linen closets, a hallway bathroom. Three
auxiliary bedrooms with closets and a master bedroom with walk-in
closet and private bathroom.


Lot 67 Block 7
BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
Located on this .30 of an acre
proF rty 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,


Appraisal: $219,614.00


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Lot 300, Haddock Street, Section 2
CARAVEL BEACH SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA App
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
area of living space is 1,502 square feet.



Lot 12 Block 13 Unit 2
GREENING GLADE
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA App


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.


)raisal: $163,000.00


I service kitchen. Total


praisal: $254,355.00


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Lot 14,
DERBY


Block 11
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
i 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 squarefeet. It is multi-family zoned.


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









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The subject property is located on Kingway Road and is
developed 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.


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Democrats eye offshore drilling


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WASHINGTON (AP) -
With public opinion shifting
toward offshore drilling,
Democrats are looking to
defuse the volatile election issue
by allowing oil companies for
the first time to explore off the
Atlantic and Gulf coasts from
Virginia to Florida but only
if they foot the bill for new
alternative energy programmes.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,
who not long ago staunchly
opposed lifting any of the off-
shore drilling bans, said Tues-
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day she now supports an energy
package that would including
drilling in federal waters off the
southeastern coast. She is plan-
ning a vote that could come as
early as Friday.
"If they (the oil companies)
want to drill offshore, we'll say
OK," Pelosi told reporters. But
she said the bill also will require
oil companies to give up $13 bil-
lion in tax breaks and agree to
pay billions of dollars in back
royalties that were avoided
because of an Interior Depart-
ment contracting error in deep-
water drilling leases in the late
1990s.


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The money would be used to
subsidize investments in solar,
wind and other renewable ener-
gy.
"If you oppose that, what are
you saying. I'm for drilling and
I want to subsidize Big Oil and
I want all of the profits to'go to
Big Oil," said Pelosi.
Peloji's proposal mirrors ones
being pushed in the Senate -
one by the Democratic leader-
ship and another by a bipartisan
group known as the "Gang of
Ten" that calls for limited off-
shore drilling from Virginia to
Georgia and off Florida's Gulf
coast, areas that have been off
limits to energy companies for
decades because of environ-
mental concerns..
The proposals would open








ISIGHT

Fo-tes toie


federal waters beyond a 50-mile
coastal buffer.
Senate Majority Leader Har-
ry Reid reiterated Tuesday his
intention to take up the drilling
measures next week.
Republicans in both the Sen-
, ate and House, meanwhile, are
pushing for broader drilling.
House Republican leader
John Boehner of Ohio, called
Pelosi's proposal "just more of
the same. It leaves most Amer-
ican energy under lock and key
when we should be doing every-
thing possible to expand energy
production."
Off-limits areas of the Outer
Continental Shelf on both
coasts are believed to have at
least 18 billion barrels of oil,
but more than half of the
reserve is found off the West
Coast, mainly off California,
according to the Interior
Department. Mid-Atlantic
waters, however, are believed
to have large reserves of natur-
al gas as well as some oil.
Offshore drilling has gained
political momentum since GOP
presidential nominee John
McCain made it a central part
of his energy plan. At the just-
concluded GOP convention,
McCain vowed to push for end-
ing the drilling moratoria as
soon as possible, prompting del-
egates to change, "drill, baby


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(No.45 of 2000)


AVIATECH 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), AVI-
ATECH LIMITED has been dissolved and struck off the Register
according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 22nd day of August, 2008.

Mr. Carlos Cambon
c/o Fidepar S.A.
Rue de Hesse 1
1204 Geneva
Switzerland
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drill." Sensing a shift in public
sentiment toward more domes-
tic energy development, Demo-
cratic presidential nominee
Barack Obama has also said he
is open to limited expansion of
offshore drilling.
Congressional Republicans
want to lift all of the drilling
bans that cover the Outer Con-
tinental Shelf waters 50 miles
from shore from New England
to Washington states. Oil and
gas drilling has been allowed
for decades in the western Gulf
of Mexico where US offshore
energy production has concen-
trated.
But Republican leaders are
adamantly opposed to addi-
tional taxes o'n oil companies.
They repeatedly have blocked
proposals that would rescind oil
industry tax breaks, arguing that


would inhibit domestic oil pro-
duction.
A possible compromise
worked out in the Senate by a
group headed by Democratic
Senator Kent Conrad of North
Dakota and Republican Sen.
Saxby Chambliss of Georgia -
the Gang of Ten as it is dubbed
- calls for both limited offshore
drilling and taxing Big Oil, while
funneling billions of dollars into
renewable energy.
Republican leaders have not
embraced the compromise.
"It's the only (approach) that
has a realistic chance of getting
60 votes," said Senator John
Thune, R-SD, one of the "Gang
of Ten", making clear that no
matter that whatever the energy
plan, it will need that much sup-
port to overcome a certain Sen-
ate filibuster.


Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)


SANDOKAN 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), SAN-
DOKAN HOLDINGS LIMITED has been dissolved and struck off
the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
Registrar General on the 21st day of August, 2008.


Sharon Jennifer Bisson
23-25 Broad Street
St. Helier, Jersey
Liquidator





Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)


SOUTHBRIDGE COMPANY 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), SOUTHBRIDGE COMPANY LIMITED is in Dis-
solution."

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 29th day of
April 2008.
David Jenner
9 Burrard Street
St. Helier, Jersey
JE4 SUE
Liquidator




GN-741


MINISTRY OF FINANCE














NOTICE



THE BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES
REGULATION ACT, 2000


Notice is hereby given that the Governor,

pursuant to Section 18(1)(a)(ii) of the Banks and Trust

Companies Regulation Act, 2000, has revoked

by Order dated the 3d September, 2008 the bank

and trust licence granted on 28th October, 1975 to

Gotthard Bank International Limited (now called

"Gottardo Trust Company Limited") and amended

from time to time, on the grounds that the company

has ceased to conduct banking and trust business

from within the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.






Governor

The Central Bank of The Bahamas


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


INDEPENDENT MARINE LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation .

...i. with Section 137 (4) of
the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000), INDE-
PENDENT MARINE LIMITED has been dissolved and struck off
the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
Registrar General on the 25th day of August, 2008.


Slaney Limited
80 Broad Street
Monrovia, Liberia
Liquidator





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(No.45 of 2000)


FERNDOWN DEVELOPMENTS 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), FERNDOWN .DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED is in
Dissolution."

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 29th day of
April 2008.
David Jenner
9 Burrard Street
St. Helier, Jersey
JE4 SUE
Liquidator


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008, PAGE 15B


Large Everglades land deal delayed


* By BRIAN SKOLOFF
Associated Press Writer

WEST PALM BEACH,
Florida (AP) A gigantic land
deal for a territory larger than
the city of Chicago, intended to
help restore the dying Ever-
glades, has been delayed as both
sides work out details of the
proposal for the state to buy
some 300 square miles from US
Sugar Corporation, officials said
Wednesday.
Declaring the proposal "as
monumental as the creation of
our nation's first national park,"
Republican Governor Charlie
Crist made the announcement
about the deal in June while
standing in the Everglades.


The initial announcement
said the state would buy some
300 square miles of US Sugar's
holdings in the Everglades
south of Lake Okeechobee,
including its cane fields, mill,
refining facilities, citrus groves,
and railroad line.
US Sugar would be allowed
to farm the 187,000 acres for six
more years, after which it would
go out of business, leaving some
1,700 workers unemployed.
The state would then protect
the land from development,
which has been encroaching on
the Everglades for decades.
Officials said in June they
planned to sign a contract on
the deal by November.
It likely won't happen now


until sometime in 2009, accord-
ing to officials with the South
Florida Water Management
District, which oversees Ever-
glades restoration for the state.
The district had planned to
borrow the money through
bonds for the deal and pay off
the debt with property taxes
from its 16 county region
stretching from Orlando to the
Keys.
Officials now say they are
hoping to negotiate simultane-
ous. sales of some of US Sug-
ar's assets, such as its mill and
railroad, before completing the
sale. They also say they are
seeking partners in the pur-
chase.
"The word is out on the street


' and they know that we will not The deal would not end sugar
be holding onto these assets," production in the Everglades.
Ruth Clements, the district's Some 300,000 acres of land, or
director of land acquisition, told close to 500 square miles, used.
board members on Wednesday. by other companies would
State officials have said they remain in production.
also planned tb build a network Still, many residents in the
of reservoirs and marshes on region around US Sugar's land;
the land to filter water flowing communities that have relied
into the Everglades and help on the company as an econom-
restore the River of Grass to a ic engine for decades, fear its
cleaner, more natural state. shutdown will ruin their liveli-
For generations, farming and hoods. "I'm a lifer :here, and
development have blocked the would like to be a real lifer, but
natural flow of water and I'm concerned that I may be.
allowed fertilizers and.other displaced by all of this," said
pollutants to spill into the wet- attorney Melanie McGahee,.
lands, slowly killing the ecosys- from Clewiston, where US Sug-
tem. ar is based. "We're sitting out
But just how long it will take 'here as business owners and
to seal the deal remains unclear. longtime residents and families


and not knowing what our
future holds." *
McGahee spid she is con-
ceined that many people,
. including environmentalist who
have hailed this deal as a huge
step forward for the Everglades,
will simply see the people of
Clewiston "as a small price to
pay."
"But we are 6,000 families out
here," she said:
The multibillion Everglades
restoration effort, bogged down
for years by bureaucracy, fund-
ing shortfalls and missteps, is
the largest of its kind in the
world. It is aimed at undoing or
rerouting decades of flood-con-
trol projects that were built to
make way for houses and farms.


Doctors Hospital Health System Limited,
Interim report
Quarter ended July 31, 2008

Chairman's Report
Doctors Hospital Health System Limited

Dear Shareholders:

Interim Report six months ending July 31, 2008.

Doctors Hospital Health System Limited reports consolidted net income of $S1.6M, a decrease of $ 0.9M
over the same period in the prior year, or $ 0.16 cels per share compared to $ 0.25 cents per share.

Net revenue decreased by 2.3% or $ 0.SM comparedto the same period last year. The Hospital has
noticed an increase in acute careidmissions compared to elective admissions as the general economic
conditions continue to affect indiidual health care choices; resulting im decrease in patient days of
6.4%. Outpatient procedures remain flat compared to last year.

Total expenses increased by 2.3% or $ 0.4M. Salariemnd benefits increased 5% or $ 0.4M compared to
last year and utilities increased by 26% or S 0.2M. Bd debt expense saw a decrease of 19% or $ 0.2M.
The first six months of fiscal 2009 has evidenced therising costs of healthcare and the increased cost of
doing business in the Bahamas. Hospital managemenind the Board of Directors continue to monitor
rising costs; and in light of increasing costs to acruit and retain healthcare and other specialized
professionals, rising utility costs, and the outlay twcontinuously improve patient and employee safety,
price increases may be necessary in the near future.

Cash collection remained strong during the simnonth period, resulting in a decrease in accounts
receivable days to 43 from 56 at year end, and a decrease in net receivables of 13.2%.

The Company is proud to announce the new MRI is fly operational providingcutting-edge imaging to
our patients as well as high quality diagnostic results to our physicians.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank you for your continued loyalty to Doctors Hospital
Joseph Krukowski
Chairman'
September 1, 2008

DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Balance Sheet d

July 31, 2008 with comparative figures at Januaiy 37, 2008
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

July 31, 2008 January 31, 2008

Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents S 4,617 6,630
Accounts receivable-patients, net (note 2) 1,446 1,270
Accounts receivable-third party payors, net (note 2) 3,8.12 4,787
Inventories 1,318 1,166
Other assets 1,024 729
12,217 14,582

Non-current assets:
Investments 30 30
Goodwill, net 431 431
Other intangible assets 2,057 2,423
Investment property 4,778 4,868
Property, plant and equipment 10,925 8,921
18,221 16,673
Total assets $ 30,438 31,255

Liabilities and Sharholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and other liabilities 3,666 3,442
Long-term debt, current portion 942 942
4,608 4,384

Non-current liabilities
Long-term debt 4,594 7,066
Total liabilities 9,202 11,450

Shareholders' equity:
Share capital:
Authorized 12,500,000 common shares at par value
of BSO.04 each (Jauary 31, 2008 12,500, 000 shares)
Issued and fully paid 9,971,634 shares
(January 31, 2008 9,971,634 shares) 399 399
Contributed surplus 12,358 12,358
Retained earnings 8,479 7,048
21,236 19,805
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 30,438 31,255

DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Statement of Revenue and Expenses

Six months ended July 31, 2008 with comparativifigures for the three months ended July 31, 2007
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

July 31, 2008 July 31, 2007

Revenues
Patient service revenue, net S 9,661 10,483
Other 330 318
Total revenues 9,991 10,801

Expenses
Salaries and benefits 4,091 4,018
Medical supplies and services 2.481 2.655
Bad debt expense, net of recoveries 45 504
Depreciation and amortization 651 473
Other operating 509 477
Utilities 426 314
Government taxes and fees 257 231
Outside services 235 230
Insurance 181 170
Repairs and maintenance 145 163
Rent 88 87
Dietary expenses 94 93
Legal expenses 40 71
Total expenses 9,243 9,486
Income before Interest 748 1.315

Interest expense (99) (151)

Net income for the period 5 649 1,164

Earnings per common share (expressed in Bahamian dollars):
Basic and fully diluted S 0.07 0.12


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED.
Consolidated Statement of Revenue and Expenses

Six months ended July 31, 2008 with comparativqigures for the six months ended July 31, 2007
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

-July31,20*0 July31,2997

Revenues
Patient service revenue, net $ 20,194 29,732
Other 663 621
Total revenues 20,857 21,353

Expenses
Salaries and benefits 8 ,106 7.722
* Medical supplies and services 5,120 5.293
Bad debt expense, net of recoveries 685 .8
Depreciation and amortiation .1,261 1.052
Other operating 1,020 99
Utilities 771 611
Government taxes and fees 50 458
Outside services 446 449
Insurance 362 346
Repairs amn4maintenance 275 .276
Rent 185. 152
Dietary expenses. 179 182
Legal expenses 74 292
Total expenses 18,995 18,571
Income before interest 1,862 2..782

Interest expense (232) (304)

Net income for the period S 1,6J0 2.478

Earnings per common share (expressed in Bahandan dollars):
Basic and fully diluted $ 0.16 A5


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

Six months ended July 31, 2008 with comparativoigures for thersix tponths ended July 31, 2007
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)

Juy 31, 2008 July 31,2997

Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used in);

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income .. '1,630 2,478
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 1,261 1,9$2
Provision fer doubtful accounts 685 ., 46
Gain on.disposal ofproperty, plant and equipment (fi
3,576 4,3

Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable 76 (1,532)
Increase in inventories (152) (38)
Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses and other assets (256) .(3"9
Increase (decrease) in accountpayable and other liabilities 224 173
Cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities 3,468 2,553

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase ofproperty, plant and equipment (2,799) (393)
Purchase of intangible assets (12) (94)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment 1,93
Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used in) investing activities (2,$11) 551

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Repayment of long-term debt (2,471) (471)
Dividends paid to shareholders (199)
Cash and cash equivalents used in financing activities (2,670) (471)


Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (2,013) 2,663

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 6,630 1,9#

Cash and cash equivalents at end ofperiodS $: 4,617 4,651


Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash at bank and in han4 short-term deposits with an original mqtuary of th
months or less.

DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

Six months ended July 31, 2008
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)
S* *
Number of shares Share capital Contriuted saphau Retained e4rxiing

Balance at January 31, 2008 9,971,634 $ 399 $ 1.,358 7,048

Net income for the period 1,63

Dividends paid (199)

Balance at July 31, 2008 9,971,634 S 399 S 12,358 S 8,479


DOCTORS HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEM LIMITED
Notes to Interim Consolidated Financial Statements

Three months ended July 31, 2008 ,

1. Significant accounting policies
These interim financial statements have been prepared accordance with Internationmal Accmudhg StWuurd
No. 34. Interim Financial Reporting, using the same accounting policies applied in the Janrty 31u 238999 e
consolidated financial statements. .
2. Accounts receivable
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* By DAVID STRINGER
Associated Press Writer

LONDON (AP) British
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
yesterday denied he was
endorsing Barack Obama,
despite praising the Democra-
tic presidential candidate in a
published commentary.
In the commentary pub-
lished Wednesday, Brown
praised Obama's proposals for
a mortgage foreclosure pre-
vention fund and said he
believed Democrats offered
stronger policies for a difficult
economy.
"In the electrifying US pres-
idential campaign, it is the
Democrats who are generat-
ing the ideas to help people
through more difficult times,"
Brown wrote in Parliamentary
Monitor magazine, a monthly
publication that covers parlia-
mentary and government
issues.
"To help prevent people
from losing their home, Barack
Obama has proposed a fore-
closure prevention fund to
increase emergency pre-fore-
closure counseling, and help
families facing repossession."
Brown's Labour Party is tra-
ditionally allied to Obama's
Democrats but under inter-
national conventions, foreign
leaders refrain from interven-
ing in ballots overseas.
Brown later denied he had
breached protocol and said he
was not endorsing anyone.
"I am very proud to know
both Senator (John) McCain
and Senator Obama and I
leave that decision rightly with
the American people," Brown
said at a news conference with
Italiha Premier Silvio Berlus-
cio.
The Italian leader said Euro-
peans would work in coopera-
tion with whichever candidate
becomes the next US presi-
dent.
"It would be totally absurd


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Downing Street in London to receive
Berlusconi on Wednesday...

to expose ourselves by saying
we prefer someone over some-
one else," Berlusconi said.
Brown did not comment on
the content of his article at the
news conference. -
In meetings with both Oba-
ma and McCain, Brown has
gone to great lengths to appear
impartial.
During separate visits to
London by the candidates,
Brown refused to greet the
men on the doorstep of his
official residence an honour
reserved only for elected heads
of government.
But Britain's main opposi-
tion Conservative Party said
Brown was guilty of a serious
gaffe.
"A responsible British prime
minister needs to be ready to
work with either presidential
candidate after the US elec-
tion, and should neither take


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sides nor be seen to be taking
sides," said Conservative law-
maker .William Hague, a for-
mer leader of the party.
McCain's spokesman
Michael Goldfarb dismissed
the apparent backing for Oba-
ma in a Web posting titled
"The Coveted Gordon Brown
Endorsement."
He claimed that in praising
Obama's housing strategy,
Brown had in fact highlighted
a policy that the Democratic
Party candidate' appeared to
have recently dropped.
Jason Furman, Obama's
economic policy director, told
the AP on Wednesday that the
foreclosure relief fund had not
been shelved.
"It is still an Obama pro-
posal and still on our Web
site," said Furman. He
declined to comment on
Brown's praise.


US budget deficit




closing on $500bn


* By ANDREW TAYLOR
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -
Amid fresh predictions that
the economic slump will con-
tinue into next year, Democ-
rats on Tuesday renewed a
promise to try to advance a
heavy-spending economic
stimulus plan before Election
Day.
The effort, however, is
infused with election-year pol-
itics and was rejected by the
White House, which believes
it to be wasteful and unpro-
ductive.
The still-emerging Democ-
ratic plan would pile more
than $50 billion worth of new
spending on roads, heating
subsidies, aid to state govern-
ments and a further extension
of unemployment benefits
onto a deficit for next year
that is already likely to near
$500 billion. Loan guarantees
for the troubled auto industry
are also on the table.
"I would be surprised to see
a package that would be less
than, you know, $50 billion to
$75 billion," said Senator
Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
Unlike a collaborative effort
:early this year to enact tax
rebates for consumers and tax
breaks for business, there's
been virtually no good-faith
negotiation between Democ-
rats controlling Congress and
the White House over the
contours of a possible compro-
mise.
Instead, the Democratic.
effort appears aimed in large
part in casting Republicans -
and GOP presidential nomi-
nee John McCain as out of
touch on the economy.
"Middle class families are
not fools. They know that the
economy is not strong,",
Sciumer said. "But apparently
the president, his Republican
allies in Congress, and John
McCain do not."
At the same time, new


deficit and economic estimates
released by the Congressional
Budget Office on Tuesday
brought fresh evidence of the
nation's worsening fiscal pic-
ture and predictions of an
economy that could slide into
recession.
The federal government will
run a near-record deficit of
$407 billion this year, CBO
said, with the deficit for 2009
reaching $438 billion -' and
could go even higher as the
government takes over mort-
gage giants Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac and if Congress,
as expected, devotes more
than $60 billion to fix the
alternative minimum tax to
make sure more and more
middle class families aren't hit
by it.
The worsening deficit is
largely due to continuing
weakness in the economy,
high energy and food prices,
and the slump in the housing
and financial markets, CBO
said. And the economy could
still slide into a recession,
according to the forecast.
"The economy is likely to
experience at least several
more months of very slow
growth," the CBO report said.
"Whether this period will ulti-
mately be designated a reces-
sion or not is still uncertain,
but the increase in the unem-
ployment rate and the pace of
economic growth are similar
to conditions during previous
periods of mild recession."
The CBO predicts that the
economy will grow 1.5 per
cent this year in real terms and
slip to just 1.1 per cent growth
in 2009.
CBO's gloomy outlook was
seconded by Harvard Univer-
sity economist Lawrence Sum-
mers and Allen Sinai, chief
economist for Decision Eco-'
nomics, Inc., in testimony
before the House Budget
Committee.
"The state of the US econo-
my is a recession or recession-


like conditions," Sinai said,
adding that boosts in inflation
could herald the return of the
so-called stagflation experi-
enced in the late-1970s and
early 1980s.
Summers, a former secre-
tary of Treasury in the Clinton
administration, backed the
idea of a second stimulus bill
following the outlines pro-
ppsed by Democratic leaders:
aid to states; home heating
subsidies; food stamp., infra-
structure projects and unem-
ployment benefits.
In all likelihood, Summers
said, the US economy is "a
year or so away from a
resumption of strong econom-
ic growth."
The White House and con-
gressional Republicans are
resisting the idea of a new
stjinulus bill and instead want
other legislation, including an
energy bill that would open
the Outer continental shelf to
oil ,and gas drilling and free
trade agreements with Pana-
ma Colombia and South
Korea, to help the economy.
"We're not talking about a
stimulus package," White
House Press Secretary Dana
Perino told reporters.
:It's not clear that Democ-
rats will even be able to pass a
stphulus bill. Moderate "Blue
Dog" Democrats recoiled at
the new deficit figures and
have vowed that any new
steps to stimulate the econo-
my must not add to the red
ink.
Beyond the bleak short-
term prospects for the Democ-
rats' stimulus bill, the new
deficit numbers promise to
force the next president,
whether it's Democrat Barack
Obama or GOP nominee John
McCain, to scale back agenda
' items like new tax cuts.
The agency's latest estimate
of total appropriations since
2001 to fight terrorism and for
operations in Iraq and
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entire membership of First
Baptist Church; the Class
of '86 A.F. Adderley, BEC, .. 111
Pastors and Ministers. Your kindness and your
thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated.


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BISHOP DUKE
SAMUEL SMITH
November 14, 1918 Aigust 25, 2008


"Only one life will soonJeF past;
Only whies fdone fwi .las .
For me to live is Christ and to die is gain."
We, the family of late Bishop Duke Samuel Smith, wish to express our
deepest gratitude and appreciation for your kind expressions of love
and sympathy during our time of sorrow. Our family deeply appreciate
all of you who prayed for us, visited with us, sent floral arrangements,
sympathy cards, provided meals, personal services and called with
words of encouragemenL'Your kindness and sympathy will always be
remembered. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.
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G Bethel Brothers Morticians

.c TTelephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


ERIC LEROY
WILMOTT SR., 74.

of Fox Hill Road, Fox Hill, will be
held on Friday, September 12th at
10:00 a.m. at St. Anselm's Roman
SCatholic Church, Bernard Road,
Fox Hill. Monsignor Prestqn A.
Moss assisted by Fr. Noel Clarke
.o and Deacon Raymond Forbes will
officiate. Interment will follow in
St. Anselm's Cemetery, Fox Hill.

Cherished memory for Eric will be held by his son, Eric Jr.
and his wife Antoinette and their two children Eryn and Ethan,
Renee Arlice and his former wife, Ververine; one brother, Earl
Wilmott; five sisters, Shirley Wilmott-Fox, Betty Robinson,
Patricia Wilmott-Bell, Maude Demeritte, Nancy Wilmott; two
brothers-in-law, Edward Robinson, Hubert Bell. One sister in
law, Beatrice Wilmott. One aunt, Delores Ferguson. Nieces:
Phiora Clarke, Andrea Bastian, Elizabeth Frasier, Shirley Gray,
Joanne Fox, Melvern Fox, Jackie Miller, Pamela Miller, Renee
Wilmott, Vernita, Dorette, Stephanie, Emericka Robinson,
Sharon Turnquest, Ann Smith, Monique Cargill, Anita,
Scherelle, Kayla Wilmott, Patricia Forbes, Geraldine Pratt,
Philicia, Earlishia and Mia Wilmott, Monet Woods; nephews,
Barry, Larry, Edwin, Kiki, and Jerry Wilmott, Eric and Michael
Fox, Trevor, Marcellus and Mark Miller, Tyrone Demeritte,
Mario, Brian and Kevin Wilmott, Edward Robinson, Alphonso
Woodside, Brian and Trevor Young, cousins, Barbara, John
Rahming and Christopher Rahming, Angie Sweeting,
Bernadette Rolle, Larry and Joan Ferguson (Goulds, Florida).
The Wilmott family from Virginia; numerous grand nieces,
nephews and godchildren, other relatives and friends including,
The Hon. Fred Mitchell, the Fox Hill Festival Committee
members present and past, Mr. Fritz Stubbs, The MCGregor
family, Mickey Chea and family, The Demeritte family of Fox
Hill, The Sands family of Fox Hill, Mr. Leroy Thompson, Dr.
Phillip Rahming, Ms. Miriam Rocker Mrs. and Mr. Patrick
Edwards and Mrs. Vernon Curtis and family, Mr. and Mrs.
John Rolle and family, Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Rolle and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rolle and family, the family of the late
Elisha J. Rolle, The family of Catherina Saunders, the family
of the late Annuella Bullard, the families of the late Benjiman


F. Rolle and the late Archer Rolle, The Nixon and Bowe family
of Exuma, The St. Anslem's community and the great
community of Fox Hill that he loved so much.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers
Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Thursday from 10:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. and at the Church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until
service time.

DEATH NOTICE


SUSAN JANE
PLUMRIDGE (Peacock),
55

passed away suddenly on September
7th, 2008 at her home in Nassau,
Bahamas. Susan served as an
Assistant Professor attached to the
school of Social Sciences at the
College of the Bahamas for nine
years.

Susan was born in Whitgift Yorkshire U.K. in 1952 and
immigrated to Canada with her family as a child. While raising
her two children Susan earned her Bachelor's Degree in
Education and Masters Degree in Psychology.

She loved The Bahamas and its people and enjoyed her life
here. She loved to travel and spent time in Europe, South
America and Japan. She had recently returned from Chile
where she realized one of her life's dreams and visited Easter
Island

A generous and loving spirit, Susan and her life are an inspiration
to her family, friends and students. She touched the lives of
all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

Susan leaves behind her mother Joyce, loving partner H.
Mauricio Cabrera, children Ben and Kathleen, Daughter-in-
law Yusel, Son-in-law Billy, Grand-daughter Kayla, Sister
Janice and farimily, Brother Robin and family, and numerous
family in England.


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MITCHELL, 43


of Abundant Life Road will be held
on Saturday, September 13 2008
at Zion Baptist Church, E;ast &
Shirley Street at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. T. G.
Morrison Assisted Rev. Ulrick
Smith and other ministers of the


gospel .Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.

Left to cherish fond memory are His life long partner, Thess
Kerr; three daughters, Stevette and Stevania Mitchell and
Sherena Armbrister; father, Roland Mitchell; two sisters,
Sandy Mitchell and Nokia Cartwright; one brother in-law,
Nathan Cartwright; six aunts, Edna Lucyne, Nurse Jackqulyn
Bonaby, Malveese Cooper, Jocelyn Hanna and Muriel
Mitchell; grand aunt, Ada Sweeting of Port Howe Cat Island;
four uncles, Eucal and Rodgers Bonaby, Leo Jones and Peter
Mcphee; two grand uncles, Wilfred and Melvin Bonaby;
four nieces, Niesha, Janae, Alfrenique and Nathanique; five
nephews, Jonathan, Everitte Jr., Jeniero, Jaydan and Nathan
Jr.; a host of other friends and relatives including, Sherene
Johnson, Donella Jones, Sedrick, Keith, Jackie and Mesha
Poitier, Manacham Gilbert, Vandamae Albury, Sharon Rolle,
Eucal Bonaby Jr., Requina and Jalqncia Bonaby, Dianne
Coakely, Geneva Jones, Tony, David Marce and Marcia;
friends include, Trevor and Tamara, Scott, Theresa Griffin,
Vincint Johnson, Leroy Summer and family, Raymond Kerr
and Family, Anthony McPhee and family, Qunna Morris,
Kimmy, Jermaine, Cleofield Miller and family, Melloy
Poitier, Dudley Seymour and Sumner families, Armbrister
family, Ms. McPhee and family, Original Patties family, Tbe
Golden Gates family, Levi Lodge #543, Dr: Mignis, Clico


BERNARD
CLARE, 39

of Palm Tree Ave will be held on
Saturday, September 13th, 2008 at
Transfiguration Baptist Church,
Market and Vesey Street at 12:00 noon.
Officiating Rev. Stephen Thompson
assisted by other ministers of the
gospel. Interment will follow in
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen &


Spikenard Roads.


Left to cherish fond memory are two (2) sisters, Aldece Tumquest
and Cinday Major; five (5) brothers, Matterson and Adrian
Turnquest, Cprl386 Racine Milfort, Cornell and Cleavon Cleare;
two (2) aunts, Muriel Davis and Elsada Nixon of Inagua ; twelve
(12) nieces, Sydnell Ingrahm, Atischka Robinson, Avincia,
Kizzy, Delcie, Lavaughn, Alicia, Alexis Teshan, Janecia, Jenna
and Rashanda; eleven (11) nephews, Brad, Brian, PC3194
Matthan Turnquest, Oral, Racine Jr., Rashon, Rashad, Astascio,
Adrian Jr., Carlton and Jonathan; brother-in-law, Erskine Major;
four (4) sisters in-law, Janet Gibbs-Turnquest, Sharmine Milfort,
Janet Turnquest and Teisha Cleare; numerous cousins, Albert
Gray, Rocklyn Barbs, Jen Linda, Arnette, Coral, Ezzard and
Johnny Reckley, Shirley Sands, Janette and Donna Saunders,
Debbie Wilson, Denise Forste, Carla Smith, Muriel McIntosh,
Jannette Burrows, Barbara Freguson, Endol Clarke, Samuel
and Henry Nixon, Muriel Rahming, Zelma Rolle, Ghezel
Micheal, Thomas and Frank Claude, Rev. Stephen Thompson,
William, David and Julio Thompson, Ester Clarke, Catherine
Sands, Cherrine Rahming, Linda Kelly, Neely Ralph, Hall,
Barbara and Dioone Reckley, Gloria Mckinney and Stephine
Mortimer; five grandnieces and nine grandnephews; a host of
other friends and relatives including, The Cleare family of
Nassau and Andros, The Ammarleys family of Nassau, Larry
Pinder and family, Rosemary McPhee, Antoinette Smith and
family, .Marva Saunders and family, Cabrina Adderley and the
Pioneers Loop family, Anthony Campbell and family and Bishop
Ivan Strachan and family, and a host of other relatives and
friends too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respect at Evergreen
Mortuary, Mackey Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00
p.m. and again at the church on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until
service time.


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EYVETTE
FIFE, 38

of Jackfish Drive died on
September 3, 2008 at The
Princess Margaret Hospital.


She is survived by one (1) son,
Patrick Brown; mother,
...... Valarina Fife; father, Hillard
Fife; two (2) brothers, Patrick
Smith and Hosea Fife; three (3) sisters, Marinda
Pritchard, Lavern McPhee and Sargera Charlow; a
host of other relatives and friends too numerous to
mention.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later
date.
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S.HURBERT
ROLLE, 72
of -St. James Road and
formerly of Stevenson Exuma
died at the Princess Margaret
Hospital on September 7 2008.
He is survived by his wife
Elizabeth Rolle; five (5) sons,
Johnathan, Gregory, Patrick,
Shaddrick and Benson Rolle; one (1) daughter,
Leslieann Burrows; Numerous other relatives and
friends too numerous to mention.
Funeral arrangement will be announced at a later
date.


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Interment follows i
Spikenard, Road


a resident of Soldier
Road, Nassau, Bahamas,
will be held at Calvary
Haitian Baptist Church
5th Terrace, on Saturday
September 13th, 2008 at
2:00 pm. Officiating will
be Pastor Henri Cheri-
Aime assisted by other
ministers of the gospel.
n the Southern Cemetery


He is survived by his brothers, Robbens and
Flobert Clerizier; sisters, Jessica Andti and
Rose Nadine Clerizier; godfather, Rocherel
Melus; uncles, Meliere Petit Homme,
Roberson and Love Sony Clerizier; cousins,
Ulrick, Junior S. Herard, Eric Nathaniel,
Eddson Jephte, Valentino, Roosevelt, Currin,
Maide and Roberth Janvier, Jason, Justin,
Kimelie and Tasha Herard, Winie Clerizier
Augustin, Samantha Pierrie Laumond, Elsa,
Mona and Veronique Loius and Loretta
Clerizer; numerous other friends and
relatives including, Walderme Lauront,
Renette, Mercina, Maruri A.P. Louis and the
staff of Texaco West Bay Street.

Friends may pay their last respects at Rock
of Ages Funeral Chapel Wulff Road and
Pindale on Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and
on Saturday at the church from 1pm until
service time.


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NEWBOLD BROTHERS

CHAPEL
#10 Palmetto Avenue & Acklins Street
P.O. Box N-3572
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 326-5773

FUEAL SEVIEO


SALBERTHA VIRGINIA
JOHNSON, 99
of Baillou Hill Road South will be
Held on Saturday, 13th September,
S.' 2008, at 2:30 p.m., at Bethel Baptist
S". Church, Meeting Street. Officiating
will be Rev. Timothy Stewart, assisted
by other ministers of the gospel.
4 Interment follows in the Church's
Cemetery.
Left to cherish her memory her sons,
Rev. Garnette Johnson of Danville
---- Virginia, Ivan Johnson and Rev.
Wellington Johnson of Nashville, Tennessee; two daughters, Pearlene
Bullard and Karen Hepburn; thirty grandchildren, Cornell Johnson,
Elnetta Burke, Dwayne, Keith, Shelly, Carl, Gregory Bullard, Lorraine
McKenzie, Jennie Hepburn, Andrew, Gary, Ryan Hepburn, Ladonna
Thurston, Bridget Hepburn, Ingrid Laroda, Marvin, Lavado Hepburn,
Denise Ferguson, Patrice Solomon, Nursing Officer at Princess Margaret
Hospital, Sherry Ferguson, Sharlene Strachan, Jessica Johnson, Vasco
Johnson, Ivan Johnson Jr., Bishop Kevin Johnson of Nashville Tennessee,
Bishop Kendal Johnson, Katurah Johnson, Shena Mackey, Tanya Wade
of Atlanta Georgia and Anthony J. Johnson Jr.; eighty-nine great
grandchildren including, WPC 165 Lashanta McKenzie and PC 928
Germaine Ferguson; two daughters-in-law, Eugenia Johnson and Donna
Johnson; one son-in-law, Bishop Albert Hepburn; four great great
grandchildren; other relatives and friends including, David Burke,
Charlene Bullard, Vivienne Bullard, Dr. P. Lester Thurston, Jim Laroda,
Patrice, Joycelyn, Sherease, Kiyshanna Hepburn, Gary Ferguson, Hilton
Solomon, Kim Ferguson, Terrah and Anya Johnson, Danny Wade of
Atlanta Georgia, The Johnsons, The Pinders, Curley Aranah, Bernise
Smith, Wendy and Gina Wallace, Dorcus Stubbs-Johnson, Mae Johnson,
The McCardy, Brown, Kemp, Farrington, Dean, Ranger, Hutcheson,
Bethel and Scavella families, Hon. Alvin Smith Speaker of the House
of Assembly, The Campbell, Carey, Cambridge and Wood families, Rev.
Will Johnson of New Jersey, Victoria Q. Moss, Sylvia Munnings and
family, The Austin and Mingo families, Bishop Gilbert Thompson and
family, Katherine Thurston, John and Alma Cartwright and family, The
- Coakley family, Barbara Forbes, Rhoda Wildgoose, Philip, Sister Esther
Rahming, Lorenzo Gilbert and family, Arnold Gilbert and family, The
Rolle and Simmons families, Rev. Timothy and Sis. Sharon Stewart,
Bethel Baptist Church family, Hatchet Bay Community, The United
Christian Church family, Father Basil Tynes and family, St. Barnabas
Anglican Church family, Black Village Family, Blue Hill and Father
Calnan Road families; special thanks to, Dr. John Neely of the A & E
Section of the Princess Margaret Hospital, Rev. Gladstone Thompson
and family, Mrs. Frances Ledee of the Persis Rodgers Home for the
Aged and all who visited and prayed.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Newbold Brothers
Chapel, Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street off Market and East Streets
on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday at the ,ch fro!
:30 p.m. until service time.


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ERNEST
JONES, 80


Sof Oxford Avenue and
formerly of Abraham's Bay,
Mayaguana will be held on.
Saturday September 13th,
2008 at 11 a.m. at Church Of
God Temple, Coconut Avenue
and Crooked Island St.
S' Officiating will be Bishop Dr.
Lindo Josey, assisted by Rev.
Eric Josey and Rev. Denczil Rolle. Interment will be made
in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta; daughter, Leanna-
Jones; grand daughter, Tamara Dorsett; two nephews,
Frank Dean and family, Henry Deleveaux and family of
Miami, Florida three nieces, Finetta Evans and family,
Hattie Sweeting and family, Emily Chariton and family,
of Florida U.S.A. Joyce Coakeley-and family; grand
Nephews, Chris, Stephen and Wallace, Troy Hanna and
family; nephew-in-law, Apostle Leon Wallace; grand
nieces, Dorothy Prosper and family, Betry Davis, Marjorie
Ramsey, Sylvia Ramsey of Florida, Jan Dean, Sheena
Wallace and family, a host of other relatives and friends,
including, Levi Charlton and family, Rev. Robert Brooks
and family, Arnett Johnson and family, Edith Minnis and
family, James and Jackie McKinney, Doris Brown and
family, GeorgeCox and family, Claudy Brooks and family,
Sheila Hepburn and family, Sam Charlton and family,
Angela Burrows and family, Carolyn Bastian, Oxford Ave
Community, Coconut Grove Temple family, The entire
Pearce Ward and Geriatrics family.

The body will repose in the Blessed Redeemer Chapel at
Ferguson's Funeral Directors, 7th Terrace Collins Avenue
on Friday from 10a.m. to 5p.m. and at the church on
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NELLIE GWENDOLYN
MAJOR,.
affectionately called
"Aunt Nellie ", 80

S. of Harbour Island will be held on
Saturday, 11 a.m. at St. John's Anglican
S* Church, Harbour Island. The Rev'd.
Father Oswald Pinder will officiate
and interment will follow in St.
Catherine's Cemetery Harbour Island.
Nellie was predeceased by her Mother,
Georgie Lou Ellen Major, Brothers:
Edward and Sidney Major; Sister:
Clotilda Elizabeth Dorsett.

She will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered by her: Nieces:
Betty (Emma) Ramdas; Patricia Johnson, Dorothy Stubbs, Pulcheria
Dorsett, Mary Haynes, Rose-Marie Boles of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Dr.
Ruth-Mae Hanna, Nellie Thompson of Gregory Town, Eleuthera, Sherry
Williams, Chequita Major and Miranda Johnson, Evangelist Louise
Major, Evangelist Clara, Catherine and Sandra Dorsett; Nephews:
Michael, Pastor Donald and Sherman Dorsett, Freddie, Reginald, Wayne,
Sean and James Major, Shelto Johnson, Rudolph Stubbs, Joe Boles of
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Aubrey Hanna; Sister-in-law: Gloria Major
of Harbour Island; Numerous Grandnieces and Nephews: Kenya
Dorsett, Janine Bullard, Michelle Pratt, Rashan Johnson, Raquel and
Rudelle Stubbs, Bonika Moss, Keva Major, Donell and Donava Dorsett,
Sharmaine Dorsett, Thomasina Dorsett, Dr. Dwight Dorsett, Dewitt
Dorsett, Immigration Officer Edgar Stubbs, Corporal Darren Stubbs
and Constable Kevin Johnson of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Dave.
Dorsett, Wayne Johnson, Ian Stubbs, Anthony, Edward and Paul Dorsett,
Jamal Ramdas, Corey, Gino Forde, and a host of other Relatives and
Friends Including: Olga Nairn and family, Sarah Barry and Family,
Romell Rolle, Cyril Major, Alfred Albury and family, Eloise Roberts
and family, Beverly Higgs and family, Carmetta Saunders and family,
Geraline Saunders, Florence Major and family, Neville Major and family,
Pearl Albury and family, Patricia Fisher and family, George McKinney
and family, Zoie Major and family, Eunice Sweeting and family, Irene
Davis and family, Pastor Curtling Johnson, Bishop Stanley Johnson,
Vance and Emerson Major and family, Wilma Major-Curling and family,
Julie Lightbourne and staff of the Sip, Sip Restaurant, the Johnson,
Cleare, Higgs, Saunders, Curry, Percentie, Sawyer, Barry, Dorsett,
Bullard and Hanna family, the entire community of Harbour Island
including Rev. Patrick Pinder and St. John Anglican. Church family,
Rev. Marie Neilly and the Methodist Church family, Church of Christ,
family, the Coconut Grove community, Caregiver Marie-Rose Valmyr,
doctors and nurses of Female Medical 2 and Private Surgical Wards,
the Community Nurses especially Nurse Williams, Nurse McPhee,
Alsaida Johnson and family of Miami, Florida, Tootsie Albury of Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida and Sister Cecilia Albury and family.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 10:00-2:00 p.m. and at the :
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church in Harbour Island on Friday from 3:30 p.m. to service time on
Saturday.
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MIRIAM MARIE
SMITH, 59

of Roker's Alley off Kemp Road, will
be held on Saturday 2pm at Ebenezer
Methodist Church, East Shirley Street.
.Rev. Charles New will officiate and
i' interment will follow in the church's
.o. 7/1 cemetery, East Shirley Street.

Left to cherish fond and precious
memories are her son, Rhette (Rex),
Dane and Trevor Smith; daughters,
Charlene (Yvette) and Melony Smith;
grandchildren, Tori Smith, Cory,
Jayden and Felicia McGregor, Dane Jr., Aaliyah, Jamie and Thorne
Smith, Stephanie and Donte Simon; brothers, John Bowe of Freeport,
Grand Bahama, Gladstone Bowe and George Bowe; sister, Cynthia
Bowe-Pinchback; nephews, Pastor Braxton, Michael, Kenyon, Leroy,
Kevin and Geoffrey Bowe, Anton-Fowler, Julian, Jeremy and Adrian
Bowe; nieces, Dione Bowe, Wendy Smith, Patricia Bain, Helen Smith,
Kim Brown, Marva Klass, Charmaine Smith, Monique October, Michelle,
Karen, Carol, Ethlyn and Gaynel Bowe, Maelene Duncombe, Kashla
Bowe, Tericita (Terry) Harrison, Debroah Davis and Patrice Rodgers;
numerous grand nieces and nephews including, Alicia and Jade
Smith, Ashley Bowe, Stanlescha Oliver, Steven, Javonnia, Alexander,
Thomas Thiomasina, Timothy, Lynette, Leonarda, Lyndell, LeShae and
Leonard Jr., Bonaby; grand-aunt, Eva Colebrooke; daughter-in-law,
Nancy Smith; sisters-in-law, Florinda Bowe of Freeport, Grand Bahama
and Laura Bowe; other relatives and friends, Nevelton Smith, Beverly
Green, Margaret Sands and Debroah Clarke, Johnny and Anthony
Moxey, Sidney and David Clarke, Derek Smith, James Smith, Erskin
Bain, Timothy Brown, Christopher Klass, Sherman Smith, Carla and
Maylean Bowe, Winston October, Calvin Duncombe, Stephanie Fowler,
James Smith, Prophet Maria Bowe and Pamela Bowe, Teazel Bowe,
Garth Harrison, Mervin Davis, Blanche Miller, Dorothy Evans, Audry
Allen and family, Alice Smith and family, Apryl Clarke-Rahming,
Melvin (Fish) Gray and family; Marcia Barr and family, Jane Taylor
and family, Iris and Rene Joseph and family, Allicia White, Flosie Bowe,
Patricia Rolle and family, James Collins and family, Cheryl Fernander
and family, Mary Major and family, Pandora King and family, Dorris
Curtis, Sam, Marcelle, Julia, Matthew, Clovese, Victoria, the entire
House Keeping Department of Nassau Beach & Crystal Palace Hotel,
Sylvia and Sidney Sweeting and Mr. Earle and Linda Pinder, Dolores
Knowles, Yolanda Bodie, Lisl Rolle, Tina Thompson, Marcian
Duncanson, Al Smith, Allen and Ida Stuart, Leslie Butterfield, Eula
Rolle, Valerie Pinder and the entire community of Roker's Alley.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 11:00-6:30 p.m. and on
Saturday from 10:30am 12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00pm
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Queen's Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Fax: 351-3301


IRIS WHILMENA
FARRINGTON, 66

a resident of #13B Yorkshire Drive,
South Bahamia Freeport and formerly
of Tarpum Bay, Eleuthra will be held-
on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at
11:00 a.m. at Freeport Bible Church,
West Atlantic Drive. Officiating will
be Pastor Wilbur Outten, assisted by
Pastor Karol Roache and interment will
follow in the Grand Bahama Memorial
Park, Frobisher Drive.

Left to cherish and continue her legacy of love are her son: Dwight;
daughters: Patrice, Marva and Nickara; grandchildren: Phillip and
Tracey Maycock, Kyle, Axton, Kesheia, Adecia, Jameka, Jamaro,
Sultan and Jaiden; great grandchild: Khalen; two sisters: Cleta
Morley and Althea Roberts; one aunt: Tesha Berry; son-in-laws:
Addinton Morris and Kenrick Forbes; grand daughter-in-law: Tracey
Maycock; stepchildren: Diane Farrington, Loney Feaster, A. Fox,
Royanne Miller, Vernancha (Angela) Farrington; one brother-in-
law: Bill Morley; numerous nephews and nieces including: Louise,
Fredrick, Deloris, Floyd, Olander, Margarite, Sharmaine, Jave,
Sharon and Rashan grand and great grand nieces and nephews
Vance, Marcian, Fernique, Kermit, Shamini, Inderia, Floyddeia,
Duranda, Tasma, Tamaris, Jessica, Tyson, Devaughn, Glen, Takita
and Jervis; numerous cousins including: Dorothy and John Hunt,
Angela and Anthony Sweeting, Sylvania and John Hunt, Diana
Forbes, Olga and Clarence Deveaux, Sonia Mae Charlton and Roger
Poitier; special friends including: Sidney Thompson, Wilmae
Wright, Alice Ingraham, Raymond Munroe, Leslie Evans, Lilimae
Maycock, Edith McIntosh, Eleanor Thompson, Shirley Mae Taylor,
Virginia Delancey and Sandra Edgecombe and Families; numerous
other relatives and friends including: Florence Symonette, Margaret
Laramore, Molly of Texas, Marion of Opa Locka Florida, the entire
Community of Tarpum Bay especially, Esther Allen, Parry Sands,
Arleta Clarke, Nurse Ingraham, Joan Hilton, Raymond Meadows,
Brenda Carey, the McCartney Family, Martin Munroe, Greg and
Pastor Ian Carey, Nurse Sharon Morley, Dr. O'Huey and the Staff
of A&E of the Rand Memorial Hospital, Dr. Charite and the staff
of Quantum Physicans, Dr. Winston Forbes, Pastors Outten and
Roache and members of Freeport Bible Church, Viola Phillip, Greg,
Freeport Concrete Company/The Home Centre, The Staff of Freeport
Jet Wash and M.P. Kwasi Thompson.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral Home
& Crematorium Queens Highway Freeport on Friday from 12:00


until 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.
service time. from 9:30 a.m. until service time.


RICHARD ERVIN
FORBES, 56

a resident of # 112 Nansen Avenue
Freeport, and formerly of George Town,
Exuma will be held on Saturday,
September 13, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at
Mary Star of the Sea, Catholic Church,
East Sunrise Highway. Officiating will
be Rev. Msgr. J. Ambrose MacKinnon,
S.F.M., assisted by Deacon Nixon
Lindor and interment will follow in
the Harbour West Cemetery, Eight Mile


Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Patricia Forbes; children:
Ingrid Bodie, Ericka Clarke, Sherel Moss, Tamika, Ervin, Galen,
Dino, Kelcie, Lapriel and Kyle Forbes; step-children: Altando
Gowdie, Carltington Clayton, Devongayle and Rhodia Gowdie;
two sisters: Marion Bowe and Patience Forbes; two brothers:
William Forbes and Cyril Morley; son-in-laws: Ezra Bodie and
Jeffery Moss; mother-in-law: Mernetta Godling; father-in-law:
Egbert Godling; brother- in-law: Forrester Rolle Sr.; sisters-in-
law: Vemice Morley, Denise Soisson, Michelle Forester, Paula
Hanson and Addina Godling; six .grandchildren: Erin, Tamia,
Timothy, Adam, Bree and Aalyia; 25 nieces: Edna, Levem, Advora,
Michelle, Tanet, Shirlymae, Winifred, Patricia, Elaire, Briany,
Vanessa, Dr. Shanne Charlton, Anne,'Mildred, Tasmire, Lashara,
Lashika, Petra, Sandra, Patrice, Talquline, Shantell, Minister Jenifer
Nottage, Denise, Tanya and Monique; 15 nephews: Herbert, Rodney,
Clarence, Lawerence, Maurice Jr., Patrick, Clement, Pionel Jr.,
Kirk, Larvadi, Eddie, Lashad, Forester Jr., Erick and Deon and a
host of other relatives and friends including: Kenneth (Woody)
Woodside, Eleanor Thompson, Kalvin Rolle, Charles Bullard, Ann
Percentie, Helen Williamson, Nurse Michelle Wright, Duke Rolle,
Ken Rolle, Grand Bahama Taxi Union, The Entire George Town
Exuma Community.

Relatives and Friends may pay their respects at The Grand Bahama
Taxi Union Hall, Old Airport Road, Freeport, on Friday from 10:00
a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.
until service time.

Services have been entrusted to Yager Funeral Home &
Crematorium, Qu HsiHighwa0:,ka0rNb-iutG? no bnr mq00:a.
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ORAL VINCENT
ROLLE, 48


a resident of The Bluff, South Andros will be
held on Saturday 13th September 2008 1:00pm
at Pilgrim Ministries International Minnie
Street. Officiating will be Pastor Ednal Minnis
and interment will follow in the Wood Lawn
Gardens Cemetery Soldier Road. Services
entrusted to Gateway Memorial Funeral
Chapel Mount Royal Ave. and Kenwood
Street.


Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Alicia
Rolle; four (4) daughters, Owenta, Nacoya, Oralee and Daphnie Rolle; three
(3) sons, Raymond, Oral Jr. and Omar Rolle; one (1) grandchild, Shavaros
Woodside; three (3) sisters, Apostle Geneva Ferguson, Minister Nathaliee Smith
and Elder Evyonne Rolle; two (2) brothers, Roosevelt and Jefford Rolle; eight
(8) aunts, Majorie Bonaby, Iclyen Lewis, Maria Antonio, Lorie Cartwright,
Arline Smith, Atimise, Cynthia, Verneta Adderley; five (5) uncles, Arlington
and Robert Cartwright, Alphonzo, Jefford, and Doney Adderley; five (5) sisters-
in-law, Geneva Rolle, Linda, Erna Balfour, Theresa Rahming, and Ginger
Rolle; eight (8) brothers-in-law, Christopher Rolle, Gregory Smith, Henry,
Arthur, and William Balfour, Haywood Johnson, Vincent Rolle and Patrick
Sweeting; twenty-four (24) nieces, Lakeisha Lewis, Odena Brennen, Shemeka
Knowles, Dominell Knowles, Jessie McPhee, Patricia Higgs, Indera, Janice,
Amanda, Shekata, Shantol and Indera Roberts, Evonie, Tennille, Sakora Lewis,
Kimlee, Sheneka Antonio, Valencia Robinson, Sharlene Munnings, Latiska
Carttwright, Kendisha Moncur, Alicia Cartwright, Christina and Nadene
Cartwright, seventeen (17) nephews: Amos, Valentino, Sharvargo, Brett, Shawn,
Macks, Quentin, Arlington, Dario, Kenda, Dawn, Quintis, Jarrod, and Rickey,
Basley Lewis, Delroy Pennington and Kenton Mckenzie, Michael Brown,
Downey, Dween, and Ryan Bonaby, Robert Cartwright; five (5) grandaunts,
Millis Stubbs, Susan Thompson, Meril Ash, Effie Thompson, Silvia Armbrister,
Gloria, Cynthia, and Pearnett, four (4) granduncles, Jacob and Joseph Cartwright,
Livingston Ash, Turner Stubbs; numerous relative and friends including, Tyrone,
David, Barkley, Joseph, Tony, and Reginald, and Allen Thompson, Ruben and
Hansel Smith, Verdell, Joyce Cartwright, Ellamae Bain and family, The
Cartwright family, Floyd and family, Miriam Brenen, Rosenell Cooper and I
family, The Cartwright family, Basil Rolle and family, the Thompson family,
The Stubbs family, The Balfour family, Whitney Bastian and family, John
Ferguson and family, Edward and family, Ceytha and family, Meggie and
family, Fredericka and family, Brendely, Laura Kenell Smith, Delerece Knowles,
Mae and family, Steven Moxey and family, Mervin Tynes, Sheva Bain, Bertram
Moxey, Linda and Janet Bain, the entire family of The Bluff, South Andros.
Friends may pay their last respects at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00am I
6:00pm and on Saturday fom a0itoeieetf. n...; ,9, ,.


MORRIE LOUISE
DELANCY, 52
affectionately called "Mo"
t. 'a resident of Deep Creek, Eleuthra will be
held on Saturday September 13th 2008 at
S11 l:00am at Mount Zion Native Baptist Church,
SDeep Creek Eleuthra. Officiating will be the
Rev. Zilchas Thompson, assisted by Rev.
Laviticus. Anderson and other Ministers of the
Gospel. Internment will follow in the Deep
Creek Public Cemetery. Services have been
entrusted to Gateway Memorial Funeral
Chapel, Mount Royal Ave and Kenwood Street.

Left to cherish her found memory are her stepmother, Ella Delancy, five
daughters, Cametta Anderson (deceased), Caletta Rahming (Shantel), Sherine,
Lakeisha and Aladassa Pratt; four sons, Patrick Rolle, Brain Anderson, Ian and
Devardo Pratt; nine granddaughters, Gabriel, Juenita, Antornise, Jashette, Richa,
Shanea, Romeka, lanthe and Shania; six grandsons, Adrian, Ricardo, Jermaine,
Jakwone, Alaticka and Nathan; three sisters, Merlene Ferguson, Anne Delancy
and Patricia Sands; four adopted sisters, Nettly Anderson, Miriam Gibson,
Alvera and 1lelene Munnings; eight brothers, Herbert Duncombe, Anthony
Gibson, Arthur Turnquest, Samuel Jr. Sherwin, Dansel and Carlton Delancy;
four adopted brothers, John Wright, Lewis Anderson, Herbert and Winton
Gibson; four aunts, Mertis Gibson, Inez Swann, Pearlene Gray, Vilda and Mary
Delancy; four uncles, Alfred delancy, Alan, George and Cloyde Gibson; one
daughter-in-law, Shemica Pratt; six sisters-in-law, Meretra Duncombe, Sophie
Turnquest, Sharon Gibson, Brendalee, Samantha and Brenda Delancy; two
brothers-in-law, Stephen Pinder and John Sands; fifty-five nieces and nephews
including, Ugo, Kevin, Devon, Huberto, Pedro, Romeo, Nardo, Nathaniel,
Tamico, Kay, Natasha, Tamika, Tamara, Danella, Kyntesh, Tamika, Samantha,
Shania, Sharonda, Sherice, Claudia, Shantel and Juliette; one godfather, Oral
Pinder; numerous cousins, Tiffany, Michelle, Alexin, Denise, Calan, Josephanie,
Patrice, Linda, Collette, Percis, Margaret, Evelyn, Ricardo, Leo, Claudvaughn,
Dexter, Jefferey, Daniel, Darran, Avien and Gregory; numerous relatives and
friends including, Albert Pratt, Linda, Francis, Debra, Sharon and family, Robert
friendly "Bob" Pinder and Geneva Pinder, Terry Gardiner and family, Pratt
family, McKenny family, Gibson family, Thompson family, Anderson family,
Pinder family, Miller family, Goodman family, Swan family, Nassau Village
family and the entire Deep Creek Eleuthera family.

Friends may pay their last respects at the funeral home on Thursday from
1:00pm to 6:00pm and on Friday from 6:00pm to service time at the church
in Deep Creek Eleuthera.
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JAMAAL
CURRY, 25

of Pinewood Gardens and formerly of
Lowe Sound Andros will be held ono"
Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Freedom
Baptist Church, Lowe Sound, North
Andros. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. E.
John Newton, assisted by Rev. Dr.
Samuel Fowler, Rev. Andrew Brown,
Rev. Ifill Russell and Min. Ametta
Culmer. Interment in The Public
Cemetery, Lowe Sound.

He is survivor by his Mother: Jandilee "Jenny" Curry; Adopted Mother:
Manellie Johnson; Father: Godfrey Archer and Pedro Curry; Grandparents:
Deacon Mitchell and Minister Maude Johnson and Belle Archer; Brothers:
Montez "Tezzie" Curry, David Archer, Jody Curry; Sister: Jonique Curry;
Aunts: Sherry, Chris, Nellie and Peggy Johnson, Maria Beneby, Mary
and Zorine Curry, Faye Major, Edwina Smith, Angela Bullard Sheila,
Rosie and Terice Curry, Beverly Mortimer, Brenda Sands and Delores
Adderley; Uncles: Brad, Balwin, Mikey and Dominic Johnson of Boston
Mass, George Bullard Charlie, Colin and John Curry, Cornel Mortimer,
Keith Archer and Omar Armbrister; Aunt in laws: Barbara and Kanrea
Johnson, Rosie, Agatha, Terice Curry and Barbara Archer; Grand Aunts:
Deaconess Geneva Oliver, Sheila Rolle and Estelle Rolle of Bailey Town
Bimini, and Iva Brown; Great grand Aunts; Gretel Hynes, Sarah Evans,
Doreen Brown, Gweldolyn Clarke, Virginia Moncur, Mable King, Marion
and Berline Curry of Green Turtle Cay, Rev. Prudence, Martha and Calvese
Rolle; Grand Uncle: James Rolle of Bailey Town Bimini, Ruben and
Album Brown, Elkino "smooth" Johnson, Herbert Johnson of Chicago
ill,; Great Grand Uncles: Paul Curry of Green Turtle Cay; Cousins &
Their Families: Geno, Tassia, Teyago and Gelisa Oliver, Samantha
Williams, Richard Miller Corzetta JJ, Eunice and Baretta Rolle of Bailey
Town Bimini, Caino and Claude Rolle, Deon, Kesha and Kendon Brown,
Deacon Wendell and Linda Gaitor, Andrew, Harold, Elvis and Sharon
Rolle, Terah,and Tracey Brown, Kendra Ingraham, Krystal Reckley, Gary
Brennen, Terria Curry, Rick Griffin Gina and Irene Griffin, Tessie, Floyd
and Jetta, Peebles and Judith Rolle, Netra Munroe, Astra Curry of North
Dakota, Nikita Curry, Johnavan, Johnte and John Curry Jr, Kelly, Jerry
and liz, Beckford, and Eleanor Hynes of Grand Bahama, Delores Kemp,
Victoria Wilson, Karen Marsha, William "Bill" Bethell, The Jacaranda
street crew; Prince and Dorey Oliver and family, Sabrina and Duke Moss
and family, Kenecia and Kenitta Ferguson; Other Relatives and Friends:
Calsey and Gina Rolle and family, Roderick Bowe and family, Vince and
Denise Gibson and family, Eurina Evans and family, Ulric and Martha
Williaths and family, Cecil and Beverley Williams and family, Barry
Wilmott and family, Yvette King and family, Shanetta, Mahalia, Tanya,
Shekeva and Kevin Bootle, Shirlean Rolle and Family of Exuma, Stanford
Johnsoa aQ dFamily, Bily Evans ad Family, Executives management
Origin and Lillian Deleveaux and family, The Jacaranda Street family,


Corn Beef Avenue crew, British Colonial Hilton Family, Mavis Tinker
and family, Barbie's Beauty salon staff, Stephanie Mcqueen, Coralee
Fowler and family, Ellavese Rolle and family, Floyd Jones and family,
Leanna Evans and family, Caribbean Bottling company, Deacon Beulah
Lafleur and family, Min. Norine Smith and family, Jerome Mcintosh and
family, Paula, Melvina, Lovely and Helena Russell and family, Deacon
Bettyann and Adgerine Russell and family, Jefton Murphy and family,
Julia Davis and family; Rev. Lucine Newton and family, Rose Roberts
and" family, Allen Russell, Neville Dean, Harry Strachan and family, Greg
Mortimer and family, Duke, Errol and Preston Moss and family, Alphonso
Smith and family, Laverne Rahming and family, Arnett Hanna and family,
Michelle Bowleg and family, Hazel Sargeant and family, Lowe Sound
Primary school class of 1994, C.V. Bethel class of 2000, Bahamas Hotel
training college class of 2001, College of the Bahamas class of 2003,
University of Minnesota class of 2006, Success training College class of
2008, The community of North Andros, Mt Tabor church family, Marina
Lee and family, Rudolph Bowleg and family, Darren Evans and family,
Selvin, Maude, Esther and their families. It's not the intention of the family
to have left out anyone, but if we did we apologize as we just could not
remember everyone during our time of bereavement.
The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson Road and
Fifth Street on Friday from 10:00 A.M. Until 6:00 P.M. and at the church
in Lowe Sound Andros on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until service time.


GEORGE
: -MOSS, 82

of Merritt Island Fla. and formerly of Bullett
C Hill Crooked Island will be held on
t % "" 'T Saturday at 4:00 P.M. at The New Annex
Baptist Cathedral Wulff Road and Pinedale.
Officiating will be Apostle Mitchell E.
Jones. Interment in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens.

He is survived by his wife: Mary Moss;
2 Sons: Dr. David Moss of Indiana and
Wesley Moss of Tampa Fla.; 1 Daughter: Ruth of Colorado Springs; 10
Grandchildren; 1 Sister; Louise. Charlton of Nassau; numerous nieces
including Dorinda Humes, Katherine Thompson, Eulean Charlton, Bridgette
Ferguson, Ingrid Major, Sharon brown, Domell Brown; Numerous Nephews
including Winston, Deacon Anthony M.P., Keith, Clinton, Shawn, and
Carrington Moss, Hillary and Clustone Charlton, Emmerson and Cleveland
Brown; and a host of other relatives and friends including Vivian Moss,
Ralph, Preston and Gloria Hanna, Randy Curtis, Rev. Arlington and Eula
Moss; Carolyn Thompson, Godfrey Tynes, Clayton Curtis, Miriam Brown,
Patrick, Richard and Joann Moss.
IThe body will repose at the church on Saturday from 2 f0iPf'ila=H
Service time.






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Surtiss iemonrial ffortuari
Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma Tel: 345-7020. Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761
A ,T FOR


LEON UNCLE LEE
STORR, 89
of Baraterre, Exuma will be
held on Saturday at 10:00 A.M.
at Ebenezer Union Baptist
Church, Baraterre. Officiating
Rev. A.A. McKenzie, assisted
by Rev. Cedric Smith and Rev.
Donnie Storr. Interment in The
Public Cemetery, Baraterre.


He is survived by 5 Daughters: Marylee Swann, Linda
Storr, Elean Deleveaux, Yvonne Lightbourne and Charon
Davis; 2 Adopted Daughters: Williamae Poitier and Val
Roker; 4 Sons: Michael, Leoland, Burnie and Oral Storr;
4 Adopted Sons: Samuel Smith, Gregory Burrows, Merill
Storr and Earl McKenzie; 1 Brother: Howard Storr; 31
Grandchildren: Renaltenecia 'TC'. Sammeko, Sammarko,
Sammajh, Krista, Ajuwa, Kristina, Sanovia, Dakoda,
Dekelia, Denaya, McKell, Lakeya, Candia, Montressa,
Kamia, Nikiesha, Renyelle, Ario-Dejanero, Elvardo,
Maneka, Mikell, Nikia, Trudy, Demitis, Doramae, Dwayne,
Greg, Stephanie, Kelsy and Lincoln Poitier; Great
Grandchildren; Dia 'Tinkerbell', Keon 'Pikachu', Dakario,
Mekaya, Kazario, Snowmera, Tyron and Tyreek; 3 Nieces:
Agatha Burrows, Dotlean Storr and Edna Charlton; 3
Sons-in-law: Sammy Lightbourne, Orial Swann and Phillip
Deleveaux; 3 Daughter-in-law: Yvette Ferguson, Drewcilla
Rolle and Eloise Taylor; Host of other relatives and
friends including Rev. Donnie Storr, Viola Roberts,-Lorana
Lloyd, Arthur Storr, Myrtlyn Storr, Mericianna Storr,
Reggie McKenie, Harcord McKenzie, Clifton Mckenzie,
Carrie McKenzie and Godfrey Rolle; Lawrence Lloyd,
Jack Wright, Livingston Davis, Harvey Davis, Enoch
Davis, Rev. A. A. McKenzie, Emerita Burros, Marina
Burrows, Osmond Roache, Essie Missick, Francis Smith,
Valerie Taylor, Melvern Mckenzie, Williamae McKenzie,
Kimboe, Erskin Brown, Big Red, Marvin; Godfather,
Monique Romer, Sheena Johnson, Eric Taylor, Danley
Smith, Julietta Charlton, Anthony Moss MP and Family,
The entire Baraterre Family, The Lloyd Family, The
McKenzie Family, The Burrows Family, The Taylor
family, The Davis Family, Eloise Smith and Family.
The body will repose at Kurtiss 'Memorial Mortuary,
Ramsey Exuma on Friday from 12:00 noon until 6:00
p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until
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Pinder's FuneralHome
"Service Beyond Mebsure'
PALMDALE AVENUE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
PHONE: 322-4570/ 393-1351 CELL: 357-3617
RANNIE PINDER President

PUEAL SEVC FOR


RUTH ELAINE-
WEECH, 87


of Lawson Street off ,
Soldier Road, will be
held at Faith Temple
Ministries International
Prince Charles Drive at
11:00am on Saturday
September 13th, 2008.
Burial will be in the Old
Trail Cemetery Old Trail Road. Bishop Philemon
Wilson assisted by Brother Derek Elden officiating.

Left to cherish her memory are he two daughters,
Judith Elden of the Current Eleuthera and Janet
Carey of Nassau; two sons-in-law, Derek Elden
and Lloyd Carey; one sister, Joan Gates; one
brother, Arthur Fernander; one brother-in-law,
Darwyne Gates; one sister-in-law, Norma
Knowles; one niece, Marsha Weech; four nephews,
Donald,Nelson, Richard and Stephen; six grand
children, Craig, Rochelle, Brain and his wife
Samantha, Patrice and her husband Joseph
Whyms, Michael, SherelI and her husband Darius
Farrington; eleven great grandchildren, Crystal,
Ryan, Jr., Latsha, Darrell, Daria, Sharene, Brain,
Mikayla, Darnell and Demetrius; and numerous
relatives and friends including, Cynthia Mihas,
Diana Knowles and Theresa Griffith.

Friends may pay their last respects at Pinders
Funeral Homes Palmdale Ave., Palmdale on Friday
SeptemberIl2th, 208,fiw6:00pmruni^, '743Op













FREEPORT NASSAU
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312 P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471 Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005 Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034
FUNERA SEVCE O


CECILIA
ANNETTA McSWEENEY-
SAUNDERS, 43

of #999 Farm Dale. off
Carmichael Road and formerly
of Eight Mile Rock, Grand
Bahama will be held on
Saturday September 13th, 2008
at 10:00am at St. Francis Xavier
Cathedral. Oficiating will be Father Elvado R. Turnquest.
Interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery, Infant
View Road, Chippingham.

She is survived by her husband: Reginald Saunders;
father: Rudolph A. McSweeney Sr.; brothers: Rudolph
A. Jr., Francis and Jason McSweeney; sisters: Kolamae
A. McSweeney Pedican, Theresa S. McSwweney Mackey
and Denise Reid; brothers-in-law: Patrick Pedican,
Stephen Mackey and Johnny Woodside; sisters-in-law:
Tamica McSweeney, Shirley Sands, Ivy Brown, Faith
Nairn, Marina Johnson and Enid Carr; nieces and
nephews: Sharell McSweeney Forbes, Andrea and Felicia
McSweeney, Katarina Sawyer, Katriona Gilbert, Patricia
and Rudolph Pedican, Megan, Malissa, Stephen Jr., and
Miguel Mackey; grandnieces and nephews: Tamar
Gilbert, Khylin Moree, Amaya and Shanae Forbes; uncles:
Arthur Roberts, Gracian Sands, James, John, Glen and
Edward McSweeney, Hartley, Errol and Vernal Smith,
Wendal Evans and Darnlyn Chase; aunts: Hyacinth Rolle,
Naomi Chase Alexander, Inez Evans, Miriam Smith
Bradford of Dana Fla., Masie Smith, Wendy Smith,
Cordella and Terricita "Terry" Chase, Avis Sands, Juliette
Mackey, Annette McSweeney; grandaunt: Innis Bowleg
and a host of other relatives and friends including: Mable
Shepherd, Kim Saunders, John and Lester Bowleg, Mable
D. Gardiner, Dorothy Lunn, Warren Sawyer, Esther Curry,
Eva Ferguson, Laura Rolle, Charles and Marjorie Kemp,
Constance Mackey, Sharon Delancey, Dr, John and Philip
Carey, Ernestine Ward, Gary L. Braynen, Corrine Mitchell
and family, Deidre, Michael, Ian and Trevor Ford, In grid


Ford Knowles, Nester and Indy Sands, Rachael Blumberg,
The Thompsons of Gregory Town, Eleuthera, Charmaine
Davis, Staff of Bahamas Taxi Cab Union, staff of Kemp
Road Urban Renewal Center, staff of Chippingdale
Furniture, staff of Majestic Tours, staff of L.W. Young
Jr. High School, St Andrews Class of 1982, Leila Greene,
Ona Bowles, Stanley Mitchell, Keith McSweeney.

Viewing will be held in the Celestial Suite, Restview
memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson
and Soldier Road on Friday September 12, 2008 from
10:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday September 13,
2008 from 9:00am until service time at the church.


Cremation was performed.


JESUS MARTINEZ-
PEREZ, 85

of Gregory Town, Eleuthera and
formerly of Baracaldo, Spain
will be held on Sunday
September 14th, 2008 at 1:00pm
at The Seventh Day Adventist
Church Gregory Town
Eleuthera. Officiating will be
Pastor Edward St. Fleur.


He is survived by his Wife: Mrs Beatrice Martinez, Sister:
Julia De Miguel of Spain, Adopted Sister: Cecilia
Thompson; Adopted Children: Claudia and Pochino
Scavella, Benjamin Thompson, Thomasino Thompson;
Business Partner and Caretaker: Thomas E. Thompson;
Numerous other Relatives and Friends Including:
Patricia Thompson, Eva Thompson, Sister Marva
Farquarhson, Pastor St. Fleur, Friends of Harbour Island,
Crazy Frank and Family of Spanish Wells.

There Will Be No Public Viewing.


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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


FUEAL SEVIE FOR


CHRISTIANNA
"Christine" "Tana" BAIN
JONES, 66

of Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama
and Formerly of Abraham's Bay
Mayaguana, will be held on Saturday

The New Mt. Zion Missionary
*. f Baptist Church, Blue Hill Road
South. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
John N. T. Rolle. Interment will
follow in The Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

She is survived by her Husband: Lealon Jones Sr.; Mother:
Bloneva Bain; Daughters: Ivamae Martin Williams, Celeta Jone
Bain, Sally, Deanne, Bloneva, Lashan Jones and Ellamae Turnquest;
Son: Lealon Jones Jr., Brother: Wilkin Bain; Sisters: Charity
Carey, Tercena Johnson; Sons-In-Law: John Williams, Tony
Dean, Peter Turnquest; Grandchildren: Javon, Deandra, Jerron,
Duran, Williams, Cindy Jones, Kandice Miller, Anton, Andre
Dean, Ashley Rolle, Chritain Jones, Kennisha Munnings; Great
Grandchildren: Jala, Jaxera Robinson; Aunts: Louise Charlton,
Dorothy Mortimer, Agnes Deleveaux; Nieces: Sharon, Patricia,
Sharlene, Tercena, Loma, Melissa Carey, Keisha Bain,, Dr. Allyson
Anyanwu, Sharlencia, Monique Johnson, Kim and Sharlene Jones,
Jayda, Angela Bain; Nephews: Kevin, Lincoln, Angelo, Elrick,
Shannon, Valentino, Nicklos Carey, Gerard, Julian Bain, Kevin
Hughes, Daniel, Timothy, Henrico, Edward, Olin, Dr. Bede
Anyanwu, Loron, Gabrielle Bain; Other Relatives and Friends
Including: Helen Fritz, Ruth Smith, Roselyn, Inez, Bricemae,
Myrtis, Carlton, Victor, Livingston, Douglas, Paulette and Vemice
Gibson, Anwar Lewis, Inez Williams Gibson, Nora Thompson,
Dotlene Edgecombe, Dorrine Woodside, Ann Bain, Sylvia Arnold,
Terry, Harriet Davis, Ethelyn Deleveaux, Rowena, Arthur,
Margarette Charlton, Franklyn Deleveaux, Melvin Ferguson,
David Mortimer, Maltese, Terry Johnson, Sarah Rahming, Edna
Cinningham, Andrea Jeudy, Levi Charlton; Staff of The Rand
Memorial Hospital and The Clinics, The Congregation of Bethel
Deliverance Eight Mile Rock Church, Hon. Obie Wilchcombe
Member of Parliament for West End, The PLP Branch, The Public
Service and Worker's Credit Union, The Entire Grand Bahama
Community.

Viewing will be held in The Irenic Suite Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., on Friday September 12, 2008


From 10:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday September 13, 2008
from 10:00am until Service time at The Church.


DANIEL LEROY
COAKLEY, 58

will be held on Saturday September
13, 2008 at 11:00am at Heritage Full
Gospel Baptist Church, Kenwood
Street. Officiating will be Overseer
Dr. H. Oral Brown assisted by Pastor
Henry Forbes and other ministers of
the gospel. Interment will follow in
the Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Road.


He is survived by his wife: Deborah Coakley; mother: Mary
Pleasant Mackey; children: Sophia Coakley Rolle, Danielle Deota,
Leroy, Tony, Elpaco and Shane Coakley; adopted daughter:
Genester Seymoure; known grandchildren: Chelsea, Charlton,
and Charlete Rolle, Rachel, Quincy Ada Pandora, Tenisha and
Jasmine Coakley; sisters: Millett Dorsett, Marco Minnis, Colamae,
Cynthia and Linda; brothers: Andrew and Osbourne Gordon, Ray
Charles, Donald Davis, Levingston Sands, Freddie, Wendall,
Charley and George; son-in-law: Charles Rolle; sisters-in-law:
Shawn Gordon, Donna Sands, Debbie Charles, Renae Coakley,
Delerise Bowe, Lolita Pratt and Lavern Davis; brothers-in-law:
Zechariah Dorsett, James Bowe, Eulin Bowe, Aloneza Prosper;
numerous nieces and nephews including: Charmine, Shantell,
Denice. Monique, Darnell, Cyntish, Janet, Andrea, Monique,
Osrea, Osbanette, Joann, Sandy, Sandra, Kimmy, Sean, Brian,
Anthony, Marvin, Jonathan, Mario, and Osbourne Jr., sixteen
grandnieces and 10 grandnephews and a host of other relatives
and friends including: Alder Plumbing, Male Medical Ward I &
II, staff of Dilysis Unit, Nurse Pat Miller, Bridgette Sweeting,
Terrance Bullard, Sandy Port Plaza family, Cotton Bay Club
family, Rev & Sis Chadwick James, Rev. & Sis Carrington Pinder,
St Mark's Church family, Edris, Jestina Simmons, Nassau Village
family, Plantol Street family, Heritage Christian Academy grade
six and the staff of NICU/SCBU, Princess Margaret Hospital.

Viewing will be held in the Perpetual Suite, Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd, Robinson and Soldier Road
on Friday from 10:00am to 6:oopm and on Saturday from
7i'O0i .unt'l s a' b l -at Jth s L vi b
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'Puttr-s S uncral tnmes

& 8(,r matoriumn
Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas
FUNRA SEVC OR


MRS. BLANCHE
VERONICA BUTLER
of New Hope Drive,'Joan's Height
and formerly of United Estates, San
Salvador will be held on Saturday,
September 13th, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at
St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West
Hill Street. Officiating will be Msgr.
Alfred C. Culmer Assisted by Rev.
Pio Galimalemana, Rev. George
Clements and Deacon Samuel
Mitchell. Interment will follow in the
Catholic Cemetery, Infant View Road.


She is survived by her Children: Dayrrl
and Marva, Emily and Milford Lockhart, Anthony and Michelle, Christine
of New York, Jerry and Georgette, Louis Jr. and Angela; Foster Children:
Alice Bullard, Kim Cartwright, Valarie Munroe of Miami, Chavasse
Turnquest and Derien "Joseph" Noel of Miami; Grandchildren: Kiyata,
Dayne, Dawn, Marvin, Marc, Sasha, Dayrrl Jr., Darlene, Anthia, Jamaal
M. Jamaal B., Emile, Elwin, Alyssa, Ashley, Antonia, Jyles, Asia, Selena,
Kristen, Jerry Jr., Alexander and Monet Gray and Makia Darrington;
Sister: Naomi Foulkes; Brother: Winton Davis; Nieces: Betty Rolle,
Julie Herrera, Chantelle Okpere, Lisa Bethel, Nancy Deveaux, Denise
Bethel, Margo, Joan, Derica, Lisa and Antoinette Higgs, Greta and
Rosemarie Davis; Nephews:. Dr. Ricky, Roscoe, Jeffrey, Gerard and
Charles Davis, Brendan, Hon. Dion, Leo, Michael, Joseph and John
Foulkes, Derwin, Godfrey, Brian, Clarence, Michael, Derek, Shon,
Kevin, Dion and Cory Higgs; Godchildren: Dr. Ricardo Burton, Charlene
Edgecombe, Donna Wallace, Keith Neymour, Samuel Noel, Laverne
LaFleur, Michelle Adderley, Albrion Symonette Jr.; Numerous Relatives
and Friends including: Maude Saunders, Marge McKinney, Caroline
Femander, Vincent and Mary Ferguson, Dorothy Major, Matthew Davis,
Marsha, Myra and Margo Virgil, Yvonne Williams, George Edwards,
Elease Smith and Family, Lucene Willmot and Family, Dorothy Bowe,
Rudolph and Iris Smith, Cheryl and Beryl Huyler, Andrea Major and
Family, Mike and Molly Taylor, John and Erva Hall and Family, George
Watkins and Family, Doreen Tumquest, Maria Butler, Janet Thompson,
Kelsa Saunders, Gigi Saunders, Mrs. Bain, Sheila Rolle, James Rolle,
Frances Riley, Bernadette Godet, Clara Brown and Family, Reverend
Ivan Butler and Family, Anita Dean and Family, Verdie Kendal and
Family (NC), Deacon Thomas and Marilyn Murray and Family (MN),
Montgomery Family (NY), Edith Russell and Laney Haines (NY),
Sisters of Charity (NY), Lockhart, Dahl, Rolle, Butler, Bonimy, Storr,
and Lafleur Families, The Church of the Resurrection Family, Catholic
Women's Auxiliary, Sisters of St. Martin's Monastery, Hospital Lane
Family, New Hope Drive neighbors, especially Eleanor Thompson,
Agnes and Basil Charlow and Spurgeon and Beverly Smith and Family
and the Community of San Salvador.
Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers Funeral Homes and
Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until
5:00 p.m. on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and from 12:30
p.m. until service time at the church.


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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager. (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


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JOANE
MOSS, 39

OF GARDEN VILLAS,
FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA AND
FORMERLY OF
GONAIVES, HAITI
WILL BE HELD AT
,____ '" R E S T V I E W
MEMORIAL
MORTUARY CHAPEL, #11-A EAST CORAL
ROAD, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2008 AT 2:00
P.M. OFFICIATING WILL BE PASTOR
PHARNES LOUIS. CREMATION WILL
FOLLOW.

Left to cherish her memories are her Mother: Elda
Aden of Haiti; Son: Gregory Moss of Canada;
Sisters; Petti-Jacques Mirana of Haiti, Francois
Moss and Carline Aden of Canada and Molen
Dessin; Brothers: Petrus Monfort and Jonel
Dirozeoir of Haiti; Aunts: Gloria Aden and
Christianne Saintel; Uncles: Pinpin and Richard
Aden; Cousins: Sonnia Deon, Toina Verne, Alton
Dirozeoir, Alescondra Alouidor; Wilda Sonchez;
Special Friend: Anthony Jerome Darville; and a
host of other relatives and friends: Alteo Dirozeoir,
Vanirer, Antonia, Natasha, Vanessa and Terrel
Darville and Shermise Knowles, Joly, Montolie
and Tenis.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE
"CELESTIAL SUITE" OF RESTVIEW
MEMORIAL MORTUARY & CREMATORIUM
LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY
FROM 10:00 A.M TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT THE
CHAPEL ON SATURDAY FROM 10:00 A.M
UNTIL SERVICE TIME.







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FREEPORT
11A.East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


FUNEAL SERIES FO


LOUANNA "LOU"
SJOHNSON, 61

OF WEST END, GRAND
BAHAMA WILL BE HELD AT
ST. MARY MAGDALENE
ANGLICAN CHURCH,
BAYSHORE ROAD, WEST
END, GRAND BAHAMA ON
______ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13,
2008 AT 10:00 A.M.
OFFICIATING WILL BE REV'D FATHER STEPHEN
GRANT. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW IN THE WEST
END PUBLIC CEMETERY, WEST END, GRAND
BAHAMA.

She was pre-deceased by her Son: Whitman Curtis and left
to cherish her memories are her Children: Ian Neely Sr.,
Carlos Sr. and Julian Coakley Sr., Vanessa Brown and Kareem
Curtis; 4 Stepchildren: April, Princess, Pearl and Michael;
Grandchildren: Ian Jr., Ianeh, Navarro, Dillan, D'Ajonae,
Reko, Carlos Jr., Carlene, Carlton, China, Josh, Alfred,
Shawna, Carlisa, Julicya, Julian Jr., Kyle and Kaylisa, Damario,
Jalissa, Janearo, Jakayla, Kareem Jr., Camile, Kamaal and
Koya; 2 Great-grandchildren; Daughter-in-law: Daphne
Neely; Son-in-law: Ricardo Brown; Sister: Paulina Butler;
3 Brothers: Elcott Johnson Sr., Everette and Ricardo Johnson;
4 Sisters-in-law: Vivian, Veronica, Maria and Edith; Nieces:
Carol, Clayre, Deona ,Dorothy, Mary, Sheena, Linda,
Lamanda, Antonia, Mia, Evita and Dashan; Nephews: Neil,
Elcott Jr., Hiram III, William, Trevor, Ellicott Jr., Ricky,
Andrew and Ejaye; 35 grandnieces and nephews; Nieces-
in-law: Rachel, Veoshe, Shorah and Monique; Nephews-in-
law: Clarence Riley, Robert Haines, John Nixon and Kirk
Scott; Cousins: Vivian Humes, Betty, Karen, Berkley, Bud
and Zilph Kemp, Willamae, Harold, Eddie, Avadell, Gwen,
George, Sheila and Tracey Rolle, the late Willard Barr children,
the late John Barr Sr. family, Wheatly, Kirk, Edwin, Roger
and Lawrence Russell; Closed friends: Indera, Shantell,
Livingstone "Counterfeit" Bums, Alfred "Pinder Point" Bain,
Pearline Collie, Daniel Moxey, Wilhemina "Willie" Watkins,
Vera, Keith and Yvette McSweeney, Delvin and Annie
Beckles, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McDonald, Bismark Coakley
and family, Artis Neely and family, the late Calvin Smith


clan, the Hollingsworth family, the Levaritys, Alvord Smith
and family, Elon Martin and family, Flora Smith and family,
Gloria Forbes and family, Dennis and Donna Martin, Mabel
Colton and family, Treason Wilchombe, Hilton Bowleg and
family, Hon. Obie Wilchombe M.P. for West End and Bimini,
John Martin and family, Tony Hepbum family and Mavis
Rolle and family, the community of West End, Grand Bahama
and a host of other relatives and friends.

VIEWING WILL BE HELD IN THE "SERENTIY SUITE"
OF RESTVIEW MEMORIAL MORTUARY &
CREMATORIUM LIMITED, 11-A EAST CORAL ROAD,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA ON FRIDAY FROM 10:00
A.M TO 6:00 P.M, AND AT THE CHURCH ON
SATURDAY FROM 8:30 A.M UNTIL SERVICE TIME.


DEATH
ANNOUNCEMENT


ROLAND "ORLIE" ELIDOR, 32

OF HANNA HILL, EIGHT MILE ROCK, GRAND
BAHAMA AND FORMERLY OF NASSAU, NEW
PROVIDENCE DIED ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6,
2008.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT WILL BE ANNOUNCED
AT A LATER DATE.


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Cockburn Town
San Salvador, Bahamas
Telephone:
--42), 331-2642


FUNRA* SERI S FO


TROY ALBERT
INGRAHAM
"Connie", 47


a resident of Kennedy
Subdivision and formerly of
Palmetto Point Eleuthera, will
be held on Saturday 13th
September 2008, at Bible
;r Truth Hall, West Avenue at
11:00am. Officiating will be
Bro. Douglas Thompson;
assisted by Bro. Bob Davis, Bro. Dwight Thompson and
Aaron Thompson. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sylvia Ingraham;
four step children, Anishka, Shawette, Stephanie, Steven;
three step grand children, Romellow, Ranelero, and
Alexandria; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Ingraham;
four sisters, Violet Thompson, Karen Bastian, Beryl and
Rosalee Ingraham; two brothers, Alfred and Fredwell
Ingraham; two sisters-in-law, Theresa Whyms and Dianna
Thompson; two brothers-in-law, Obie Bastian and Elvis
Roberts; five nieces, Veronique, Linda Thompson, Vashti,
Aliza and Alexis; four nephews, Alonzo Ingraham,
Thompson, Collison, William and Jerome Ingraham; seven
aunts, Sheila Cooper, Pearline Edwards, Marie Johnson,
Carolyn Rolle, Valarie Ingraham, Jeanie Bethel and
Genevieve Bethel; three uncles, Maitland Bethel, Eldred
Ingraham and George Edwards; three grandchildren,
Remello, Randero and Alexandria; cousins, Garth Culmer,
Mr. Johnson, Leonard, Steve Johnson and family, Jason,
Jewel and Glen Edwards and family, Bruce Cooper and
family, Audrey Knowles and family, Carla and family,
Renee and Renaldo Rolle, Clyde Bethel and family; other


(yverside 3uncraf Ciapel
"Where the river lies still.
24 HOURS A DAY
"'Serving The Bahamas With Pride"
ig FRANK M. COOPER Funeral Director
'HProfessional People Who Care"


MAGUY
PIERRE, 75

will be held on Saturday 13th
September 2008 at Catholic
Church North Palmetto Point
Eleuthera, at 2:00pm
Officiating will be Father
Roland assisted by other
minister of the Gospel
Interment will follow in the
Public Cemetery North


Palmetto Point Eleuthera
Palmetto Point Eleuthera


He survived by his wife, Lelcinette; two sons, Errilus Pierre
from Riverside Florida, Eldius Pierre; one daughter, Julie
Pierre from Florida one brother; Aruis Pierre from Haiti;
one sister Erisena, one brother-in-law, Francis St Charles
from Eleuthera, three step sons, Jean Ricot Roger Larisnert;
eleven stepchildren, Claudia, Assida Ylionise Goziane
Jamette step daughter-in-law, Estilia Luisana,Elise Ziane
step-son-in-law, Francis from Florida, Evense from Haiti;
twenty three grand children,; Aveth Leonard Mastin
Mackdonal Wandley Pierrilus Tivia Ysemode Elrose Mata
twenty great grand Ally Daniella Angelina Ellie Ralph
step great grand Chinika Watgy Robenson Kerline Licner,
Madou Linda Evlisae Rosena Erene Djonson Luciemme
tree grand daughter, Remith Mamoune Elder one god
child, Gidnerd Rosena one nephew Yske.

Friends may pay their last respect at the church from


family, Tom Hanna and family, Mrs., Earla Bethel and
family, Dwight, Douglas, Aaron, Jason, Thompson and
family; best friends, Hawette Ingraham and family, Manette
Clarke and family, Nigel Tellis, Don, Harvey, Leroy,
Carmen Ingrahma and family, Ethel Rolle and family,
Patricia Mackey and family, Faye Swab and family, M,
Mackey and family, and the entire staff of Treasure Cove,
the entire church of Bible Truth family, Foresight Baptist
church family, Harold Cooper and family,: Normalee
Johnson, Bessiemae Cooper and family, staff of P.M.H.,
and the entire community of Palmetto Point Eleuthera,
and other relatives and friends to numerous to mention

Friends may pay their last respects at Riverside Funeral
Chapel Market Street and Bimini Avenue on Friday from
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from
10:00 a.m. until service time.


Market Street & Bimini Avenue
P.O. Box GT 2305
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 356-3721
Cellular: (242) 395-8931


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^ iT# ^^ 84 Blue Hill Road P.O. Box N-8161 Tel: 325-7867
Fax: 325-7867

FIALIE AN BRAL


MRS. JENNIFER
ROSINA ARCHER, 67


a resident of Big Pond Subdivision
and formerly of Harbour Island a
Eleuthera, will be held at St. Agnes
Anglican Church, Balliou Hill Road
on Sunday 14th September, 2008. --
at 2.30 p.m. Officiating will be The -
Venerable Archdeacon I. Ranfurly
Brown rector and Rev. Father
Bernard Been assisted by Deacon
Neil Nairn and Interment will follow in the Church's Cemetery,
Nassau Street.

Left to cherish her memories is her husband, Charles Archer;
three daughters, Charlene, Cheryl and Chantell Archer, Five
Grand-Children, Charrad, Chardeia, Charvey, Terrell and
Terez; two step-children, Terry Archer and Marilyn Rolle;
two sisters, Shirley Cunningham and Jeslyn Mackey; aunt,
Blanche Barry, Brother-inLaw, Lionel Mackey; nephews
and nieces, Trevor and Nikki Mackey, Troy Mackey, Terah
and Larry Bowe, Perry, Joel, Michael and Tericata
Cunningham, Jennifer and Elvis Clarke, Pamela and Ricardo
Deveaux, Vernice and Veronique Cunningham, Shernell and
Andre Conliffe, Patricia Collie, Roslin Crawley, Stephanie
Moss, Tanya Grant, Tasha Quant and Betty Archer; cousins,
Rita Barry, Marie Cleare, Herman, Donald and Joseph
Saunders, Wendell and Patrick Barry, Charles, Dwight, Dr.
Neil, Dr. Adrian and Charles Sawyer, Derrick Bethel, Pandora
and Dellma Sawyer, Sandra Major, Roslin Bethel and Louise
Barry; god-children, Christine and Paula Cunningham, Donna
Culmer, Dashan Paul and Mario Stubbs, numerous grand
nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and
friends including, Cora Bonaby, Jennie Fernander, Genevieve
Scavalla, Elefreda Burrows, Patricia Johnson, Gloria Stubbs,
Rose Mary Archer, Minerva McKenzie, Betty Simmons,
Archdeacon I. Ranfurly Brown, Father Bernard Been, Deacon
Neil Nairn, Apostle's Ed and Lee Watson, Pastor Lamont
Saunders; special neighbors, Mrs. Brenda Hanchell, Mrs.
Sybil and Ms. Iva Mae Rolle, Marcus Francis, Sharon Martin,
Clarissa Collie and the entire Big Pond, St. Agnes Church,
Trinity "City of Praise", Road Traffic Department, Department
of Statistics, Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and Taylor's
Industries families.

The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints Sweeting's
Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium, #84 Blue Hill Rd. from
12.00noon on Friday until6.00pm and on Saturday from 10.30
am. to 6.00pm and on Sunday from 1.30pm at the Church
until service time.


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EAST SUN RISE MORTUARY


"A New Commitment To Service'

FUNERALV~ = SERIES [FOR~I]


NEVILLE TOOTE, 54
of Sunset Park will be held on Friday
at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Community
Church, Palmetto Village. Officiating
will be Pastor Lyall Bethell, Pastor
Dr. Rex Major, Pastor Leroy Hanna,
Elder Cyril Peet and Elder Greg
Williams. Interment will follow in
The Southern Cemetery, Cowpen
and Spikenard Roads.


SHe is survived by his wife, Rosemary
Ann Toote; children, Neville Jerome
Toote, Brandyn Toote, Ebony Humes, Keisha Toote, Alexis
Toote, Jessica Pinder, Sophia Rolle, Shawnell Thompson, Michael
Toote; son-in-law, Marcus Humes, Keith Rolle; daughter-in-law,
Carla Toote; grandchildren, Justin Toote, Marissa and Kayden
Humes, Kyle Johnson, Dayshia Johnson and Sierra Bowe; father-
in-law, Robert Outten; Simone Rolle; mother-in-law, Idella Rolle;
brothers, Stanley Toote and Thaddeus Toote; sisters, Marina
Miller, Brenda McKinney, Patricia Beckles, Marjorie Toote and
Erma Bain; brother-in-law William McKinney, Trevor, Kirklyn,
Kirk F., Kevin and Brent Outten; sisters-in-law, Isula Toote,,
Bernadette Sturrup, Minette Cartwright, Lana Taylor, Jackie
Rolle, Mispah Rolle, Esther Swann, Evon Styles, Patrice Rolle,
Sherry Lockhart, Jermaine Capron; uncles, Harcourt Toote of
Albany, New York; aunts, Betty and Judy Toote, Marina Culmer,
Peggy Gibson and Angelina Turnquest; cousins, Hilda, Anita,
Jackie; nieces and nephews, Lavern, Lisa, Shannon, Anastacia,
Sherelle, Nicola. Charmayne, Donette, Cherry, Bonnie Lynn,
Tiffany, Stanlia, Lanelle, Lavet, Shade, Sharade, Shonte, Samuel,
Latelia, Travis and Lavell Jr.; other family and friends, The
Community of Sunset Park, the Marshall and the Mackey families,
The Department of Land and Surveys, Hon. Sidney Collie, Hon.
Leslie Miller, The Department of Road Traffic, The Ministry of
Works, Workers of Atlantis, The Village Pub Crew, The Coconut
Grove Community, doctors and staff of Princess Margaret
Hospital, staff of Male Medical II and the Grace Community
Church family.
Friends may pay their last respects ant East Sunrise Mortuary,
Rosetta Street, Palmdale from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday
and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to funeral time.



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MS.
JANE


DORCAS
SANDS, 82


of Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera and
formerly of Deep Creek
Eleuthera, will be held on
Saturday, September 13, 2008
at 11 am at St. Stephen's Baptist
Church, Hatchet Bay Eleuthera.
Pastor Lambert R. Farrington
JP, assisted by Rev. Bessie
Dean, Rev. Eric Johnson and Rev.
officiate and burial will be in Big
Hatchet Bay Eleuthera.


Kathrina Durham will
Bay Public Cemetery,


The Radiance of this "Sapphire ofA Gem"will always
glow in the hearts of her:
One Brother: William Sands of Tarpum Bay Eleuthera;
One God Son: Robert A. Farrington of Nassau;
Numerous Nephews and Nieces Including: Olive
and Carrie Sands;
One Sister-in-law: Vernice Lynn Francis;
Other loving family and friends including: Henry
Wood, Mae Cambridge, Rose Mitchell, Rev. Lambert R.
Farrington JP, Hon. Rev. Phillip M. Bethel, Cheryl
Johnson, Lida Scavella, Audrea Clarke, Stephanie
Seymour, Deaconess Janet Donahue and Sheniqua Albury.
Special Thanks To: Nurses at the Hatchet Bay Clinic,
Doctors and Nurses of Female Surgical #1 of the Princess
Margaret Hospital, St. Stephen's Baptist Church Family
and the entire Hatchet Bay Community.
Visitation will be in the "Sapphire Suite" Emerald
Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge
Road on Thursday, September 11, 2008 from ipm to 6pm
and at St. Stephen's Baptist Church, Hatchet Bay Eleuthera
on Friday, September 12, 2008 from 5:30pm to o1pm
and on Saturday, September 13, 200o8 from 9:3oam to
service time.
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FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, "-reeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pagen (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Robinson and SoldierB to-s, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


DE3AT NOIC FOR


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MR SAMUEL

GRAY JR., 77


of George Town Exuma Died At

His Residence On Tuesday

September 9, 2008.


He Is Survived By A Loving Wife


Valerie, Daughter Sharon,


Son


Preston, Sister Remilda, Brother

Rudolph And A Host Of Other

Relatives And Friends.


Funeral Arrangements


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BEDE CLIFFORD
JOHNSON, 72

a resident of Wemyss Bight, Eleuthera
& formerly of Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera
will be held at Voice of Deliverance
Church, Wemyss Bight, Eleuthera on
Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Officiating will
be Bishop Ernest Sweeting, assisted
by Pastor Bradley Ferguson, Pastor
Paul Thompson, Minister Phillip
Miller & Pastor Charles Strachan.
Interment follows in Wemyss Bight
Public Cemetery.

Precious memories are held by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Johnson of Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera (predeceased); spouse, Veronica
Sweeting-Johnson; children, Julian, Brendalee, Granville, Daren
and Phillip Johnson (predeceased), Petral Simmons, Nurse
Henrietta Hanna (USA), Archie Johnson (California), Raymond,
Louis, Alonzo, Mrs. Ida Stuart; grandchildren, Jordan, Jada,
Raymond Jr., Gevon, Cameron, Tharez, Melody, Zachary, Clifford,
Roshequa, Justin, Chanara, Brendera, Regina, Cherine, Philip Jr,
Tristine and Angel, Alonzo Jr., Lakeshia and Lekeia Stuart,
Bernadette Johnson, Robert and Roberto Sands; step children,
Gilbert Gibson and Lewis Smith; great grandchildren, Gavana
Johnson, Ravonne Horton; great great grandchild, Shantone
Johnson; brother, Rev. Wilfred Johnson (Detroit, Michigan);
sister, Mrs. Margaret Pinder (Grand Bahama); son-in-law, Martin
Hanna; daughters-in-law, Mrs. Bridgett Johnson, Mrs. Esther
Johnson, Mrs. Kimberly Bain; father and mother-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. George Sweeting; brothers-in-law, George Jr., Nelson,
Austin, Earnest Sweeting; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Eloise Johnson
(Detroit), Mrs. Marie Johnson, Mrs. Nathelee and Lee Sweeting,
May Wilson, Anna Cash, Ellen Mackey, Geraldine Sweeting;
nephews, Lloyd, Hanson, Bernis, Leon, Stanley and Preston
Ranger (Nassau); Arrington (Hatchet Bay), Charlie; twin brothers,
Buddy and Denny, Samuel (Nassau), John Wayne McCardy
(Eleu.) Zacchaeus 'Boyd', Waldo, Pierre, Ephraim Johnson
(Washington, D.C.), Leonard and Stephen Johnson (Nassau),
Eleazer Johnson (USA) and Samuel Johnson (Grand Bahama),
Carlos Cleare and family; nieces, Anthia Wood (Nassau), Glenda
Ranger-Miller, Theresa and Janet Burrows, Marjorie and Cheryl
Ranger, Valerie Fernander, Rose Sands, Urshula Evans, Claudine,
Anastacia, Victoria Moss and Vandelene Bethel, (Nassau),
Claramae Gaiter (Grand Bahama), Anthia Johnson (USA), Mrs.
Ebianna Smith (USA); (All other nephews and nieces in -law
too numerous to mention, also grand nieces and nephews)
other family and friends, Bernice Smith and family, Leena
Johnson and family, Lyda Scavella and family, Edith Hanna and
fartily, Campbell Dean and family, The Hon. Alvin Smith M.P
cousinn) and family, Rev. Leroy Carey and family, Rhoda McQueen


and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wood and family, Terricita and
Marina Carey and families, Josephine Johnson.and family, Susan
Hanna and family, Rev. Yvonne Pinder, Dr. Smith and Staff (Rock
Sound), Carlton Bethel and family, Gloria Pinder and family, Mr.
and Mrs. John Farrington and family, Mr. and Mrs. George
Cambridge and family, Mr. Philip Miller, Earline Thompson and
family, Cherryane and family, Oral Curtis and family, Rupert
Bethel and family, Charley Strachan and family, Dorcas Strachan
and family, Florence Mackey and family, Eleanor and family,
Delancey and family, Mr. Everett Seymour and family, Maydon
Culmer and family, The Pinders, Woods and the entire Hatchet
Bay Community, the M.P. for South Eleuthera the Hon. James
Oswald Ingraham and the entire community of Wemyss' Bight,
Teachers and Staff of Wemyss Bight Primary School.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Rock Sound, Eleuthera, on Friday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and at the
church in Wemyss Bight, from 7:00 p.m. until service time on
Saturday.


EILEEN ROSALIND
DEAN, 72

a resident of St. Vincent Road and
formerly of San Fernando, Trinidad,
West Indies, will be held at Jehovah's
Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Theodora
Lane off Tonique Williams Darling
Highway, on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
Officiating will be Brother Carlton
Wilkinson. Interment follows in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.


Left with fond memory are her son, Rubin Simon Cadiz and his
wife, Ismae; grand daughter, Zanadette Cadiz; grandson, Rubin
Cadiz; brother, Carlton Brewster of Trinidad; sister, Merlene of
Trinidad; other relatives and friends include, Eleanor Pinder,
Alice Dames, Louise Smith, Ruth Brown, Maria and Christine
Wood, Linda Newbold, A.S.P. Kingsley Burrows, Rudolph (Billy)
Burrows Jr., Naomi Chapman, Andrew Dean, Bernard and Carolyn
I McKinney, Vernita Swann and family, Carlton and Cleora
Wilkinson and family, Anthony and Deborah Claridge and family,
Dawn Curry, Anatol Knowles, Leonardo Perpall, Stubbs family,
Beneby family, Madge Davis, Vishna Bain and family, South
Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, the Majestic Tours Company
and the Musicians Union.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 pn.m. on Friday .and.on,

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JASON A.
JACKSON, 23

a resident of Smithville, Spring Field
Road, will be held at New Bethlehem
Baptist Church, Independence Drive,
on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. Everette J. Brown,
assisted by Rev. Dr. Erold Farquharson,
Rev. Joseph Saunders, Minister Derek
Munroe and Minister Christine
Johnson. Interment follows in Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard
Roads.


Left to cherish his memory are his father, Dereck Jackson Sr.; 3
sisters, Shaxynell Dorsette, Jennifer and Shakera Jackson; 5 brothers,
Lavardo, Jermaine, Tamiko, Antonio and Dereck Jackson Jr.; 6 aunts,
Lucille Mcintosh and Izetta Davis of Jamaica, Hazel Ramsey, Halason
Tillerin, Sharon McPhee and Theresa Bethel; 5 uncles, Keith, Israel
and Ulet Jackson of Jamaica, Barry McPhee Sr. and Ricardo Newbold
Sr.; 1 sister-in-law, Angel Jackson; 1 brother-in-law, Barry Dorsette
Sr.; 5 nieces, Barrise and Barranell Dorsette, Kaithlyn and Felecia
Jackson and Kiara Ferguson; 4 nephews, Justian Hanna, Barry
Dorsette Jr., Kendal Munroe Jr. and Ajaro Jackson; 1 godchild, Kevin
Cooper Jr.; numerous cousins including, Salathiel Dean Sr. and Jr.
Jamal Gibson, Barry McPhee Jr., Ricardo Newbold Jr., Tavares
Laroda Delano, Tiko and Kino Dean, Jordan Gibson, Kemeron',
Kevin and Shantino Cooper, Latwon Fernander, Shanreese Leadon,
Shantia Cooper, Latoya, Candice, Barrise and Barrinek McPhee,
Terranique Lightbourne, Ramona, Rashanda and Reneka Newbold,
Monique, Kashan and PC 3261 Keva Barton, Natavia and Jewel
Dean, Min. Rochelle Moss, Britney, Princess, Kenreese and Kendeece
Leadon, Shaniyah, Teneka Bain, Alkerese and Alkanique Bethel,
Linda Williams, Theresa McKenzie and Beauthine Campbell; special
friends, Theo Ferguson, David Alcindor, Kendal Leadon Sr., Cedric
Rolle, Sean Rollins, Steve Alteran, Sabastian, Yellow, Davy, Bryan,
Horace, Mallie and Carbo; other relatives and friends including,
Mr. Albury, Tommy, Myrtle Stubbs and family, Tamara Gibson, Inga
Dorsette and family, Kendal Munroe Sr. and family, CPL. 1940 Craig
Hanna and family, 1525 Deon Nixon and family, Kevin Barton,
Michelle Clarke and family, Mary Rolle and family, Annette Williams
and family, Dennis White and family, the Brown family, Capital
Auto Family, Studda Tara Jackson of Hollywood, Fla, Dorothy Beal
of Miami Fla., Mimose, Ace, Vicky, Winterlee Gilbert and family,
Celeste Forbes, Tia Kemp and family, Alecia Walkine and family,
Geraldine Strachan and family, Meme Greenslade and family, Sanchez
Nabbie and family, Alty, Ingy, Don, Oldman J -rry, Fats, Pebbles,
Max, Lil Thug, Picolo and Gigaloo, Tracey Delancey and family,
Bendicta Dumas and family, Blaise Murphy, Crystal and Biggie,
Nathaniel Josey and family, Evelyn Wallace and family, Love One
and family, Paulamae, Bertha, Betrice, Sharon Newbold, Hermenka
Wallace, Jean Adderley and family, Kevin Barton, Andros Avenue
i, a:mij, p91 ct 4if ly} S thvyil Jniamwlyb the Porter family
and many others too numerous to rntin., i ,n.,. j '. w


Friends may pay their last respects atDemeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturdayat
the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


BRENDA "Rose"
MAZUIR, 59

a resident of John Street, and formerly
of Forest, Great Exuma, will be held
at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting
Street, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Officiating will be Rev. Timothy
Stewart, assisted by Associate Ministers.
Interment follows in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.


Left to cherish her memory are her
husband, Charles; three sons, Sidney Clarke, Yonick and Bernard
Mazuir; two daughters, Lisa Stewart of West Palm Beach Fla. and
Dellerese Strapp; two brothers, Alvin and Carl Clarke; six sisters,
Evangeline Mackey, Vivian Sealey, Pearl Curry, Gloria Pratt, Marie
and Ethel Clarke; three brothers-in-law, Charles Culmer, Clay
Charlot, and Earl Curry; aunts; Lillis Ferguson, Mary Clarke and
Ruby Ferguson of Hollywood Florida; three grandchildren, Telise
and Shavante Stewart, and Kassidy Strapp; two sons-in-law, Ted
Stewart of West Palm Beach Florida, and Elvis Strapp; twenty
nephews, Kennedy Pratt and Elliot Gibson of Miami Florida, Fred
Callender, Anthony Adderley, Alban Culmer, Kevin, Brent,
Christopher, Owen and Paul Curry, Greg and Otis Mackey, Shane,
Aldo, Orson, Boaz, Chris, James, Deneal and Bradley Clarke; eleven
nieces: Christine Daxon, Kayla and Patrice Callender, Reyna Culmer,
Annalisa Johnson, Debra Bridgewater, Brenda Mackey, Alma and
Lisa Clarke, Charmine Charlot and Debbie Smith; and a host of
other relatives and friends including, Peggie and Hollis Thomas
of Forth Lauderdale Florida, Jackie Callender, Helena Curry, Kermit
Daxon, Cora Mackey, Baron Strapp, John and Charmine Evans,
Thelma Musgrove-Miller and family, Carolyn Strachan, Karen Collie,
Labon Bodie, Rufus, Ellen Minerva Bodie and Arthur and Israel
Bodie, Pastor George Bodie, Larry Bodie of Freeport Grand, Bahama,
Carlise Sawyer and family, Bernadette and Jenniemae Ferguson and
family, Cedric, Benjamin Ferguson and their families, Vanria Moss
and family, Pastor Trevor Stubbs of Free in Jesus Outreach Ministries,
relatives .and friends of the Forest Exuma, Rev'd. Timothy Stewart
and officers and member of Bethel Baptist Church as well as the
Women's Auxiliary, Usher Club, and Women's Day Choir, Purity
Bakery, Shark Bites Restaurant Atlantis, Coastline Plumbing Company,
The Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas Treasury and Staff of Nassau
Beach, Emerald Beach, Britannia Tower, Atlantis Hotels and Pirates
of Nassau.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home,
Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday
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LINDA SENORA
BURROWS, 48

a resident of Windsor Lane and formerly
of Old Bight, Cat Island, will be held at
United Christian Cathedral, United
Christian Way, Flamingo Gardens, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will
be Rev. Charles Young. Interment follows
in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, JFK
Drive.

Cherished memory will remain with her
mother, Loretta Burrows; four sons,
Davon, Torry, Jeffrey-Ricardo Ellis and Andy Scully; four daughters,
Isabelle-Lakiesha Higgs, Lynette Burrows, Eunice and Andera Scully;
seven grandsons, Kevin and Torry Ellis Jr., Justine Curry, Jermaine
Thurston Jr., Christin Saunders, and Terrance, Christopher and Antone
Cartwright; two granddaughters, Torria and Lashan Ellis; two brothers,
Amos and Hilton Burrows; six sisters, Inez Gibson, Hestine Adderley,
Mavis Pierre, Mizpah Bannister, Zilpha Burrows, Carolyn Knowles;
brothers-in-law, John Adderley and Johnathon Knowles; sister-in-law,
Victoria Burrows; uncles, David Pratt, Rubin and Elijah Daniels; aunt,
Edith Pratt; nephews, John, Heston, Harrison, Lionel, Tiko, Jamal,
Deangelo, Jermaine, Johnathon, Kenny and Aldean; nieces, Debra, Genise,
Chrystal, Eileen, Jennifer, Maryanne, Theresa, Daphne, Glenda, Loretta,
Tammy, Kristin, Johnea, Genesis, Vedra, Dorel, and Stacy, the Ellis,
Wooside, Thurston, Cunningham, Scully, Sands, Pratt, Darling Lane and
Windsor Lane families, Pete's Domino Club, Mosko Construction Harbour
Island, Bennegins and other friends and family members too numerous
to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church
from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


HAZEL JOHNSON, 97


a resident of Stafford Creek, Andros, will
be held at Zion Baptist Church, East and
Shirley Streets, on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
SOfficiating will be Rev. T. G. Morrison,
assisted by Rev. Anthony A. Sampson and
Associate Ministers and Deacons.
Interment follows in Southern Cemetery,
S Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.
Left to cherish her memory are .her 1
daughter, Joyce Colebrooke;
grandchildren, Judy, Sandra, Donna,
Naomi, Dennie, James, Tony and Kevin; great grand children, Mandy,
Tamara, Verceina, Hycenthia, Diavola, Dayton, Christopher, Krystal,
Johnnie, Tonya, Laverlancio, Monquelia, Lesheala, and Kevin Jr.; nieces
and nephews including, Shirley Dunn, Ruth Wood, Margie Bauld,
,Shqila e,ar.getgr agjod.eggy&.,F APr-tl yY99AlJ9prins
Ring, Arthur Wood.1 JalN luBe k p1ghrha',


Glenroy Martin and family, Ema and Mark Scott and family, Maxwell
Taylor and family, Rose and Maxwell Roberts and family, Rosalie Scott
and family, Vincent Peet and family; godchildren, Betty Miller, Katherine
White and Lisa Deveaux; numerous grand nieces and nephews and
a host of other relatives and friends including, Earl Deveaux and
family and the community of Marathon Estates and the community of
Stafford Creek, Andros.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday from 9:00
a.m.-ll1:30 and at the church from 12:30 a.m. until service time.


LISA FERGUSON, 16
a resident of Flint Street, will be held at
Mission Baptist Church, Hay Street, on
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will
be Rev. Dr. R.E. Cooper Jr., assisted by
other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment
follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen
and Spikenard Roads.


Precious memory will linger in the hearts
of her grandmother, Nurse Carmetta
Walkes; sister, Louise Rolle- Bastian,
Naomi Hunter, Pamela Ferguson,
Brendalle Lindor, Jackie Demster, Florence
Walkes; brothers, Dimario, Peter Ferguson Jr., Michael Gardner, Adrain
Thompson and Maxen Dorsett; aunts, Agatha Wallace, Francita.Martin,
Diane McKenzie, Glendina Newton, Sharon Hanna, Althea, Cheryl
Marlene, Debbie Ferguson, Cynthia Stuart, Ellha and Cecelia Rolle;
uncles, Edgar, Charles, Ernest, Vernon, and Linc Scavella-Ferguson,
Stanley Martin, Omar Hanna, Alphonza Mckenzie, Anthony and Herbert
Rolle, Silas Cooper, Oral Miller, Kendal Ferguson, Luke Lindor Sr. Paul
Cooper; grand aunt, Ethel Edgecombe; nieces, Lakevia Hunter of Miami
Florida, Kendira, Kendeicka Ferguson, Francis, Tiny, Ricka, Destiny,
Lotoya, Lukella, Brandy Antionette; nephews, Gregg Walkes, Kiethan
Hunter of Atlanta Georgia, Jerome, Dashie, T.J, D.J, Nongy, Eddie Jr.;
cousins, Margo, Karen, Andrea, Rubin Stuart, Yvette Johnson, Patrice
Rolle, Katrina Gibson, Michael Mitchell, and Marvin McPhee, Alexia,
A.J. Rolle, Edgar Jr., Charles Jr., Julian, Shawn, Walton, Jermaine,
Giovanni, Antonio, Keith, Caleb, Allen, Tino, Renaldo, Angelo, Tamiko
Roger, Freddie, Wilfred, Dion, Neil. Bernard, Patrick, Prescott, Ruby,
Anna, Matty, Shandell, Shonnel, Tonisha, Tavalla, Samantha, Caarinna,
Tamina, Judy, Elizabeth, Christle, Olivia, Aquaria, Vernita, Deandra,
Quetell, Tomacina, Tamina, Zena, Delores, Eva, Brenda, Esther, Mary
Edgecombe; other relatives, Terez, Teran, Sonia, Cookie, Mena, Tasmaine,
Tempra Lockhart, Carl Jr. Laterrio, Pickles, Courney, Brently, Maxwell,
Ms. Eleanor Tinker and family, Jenny Lowe and family, Effie Walkes
and family, Alexandria, Walliams and Family, Jocelyn Ambrister and
family, Malinda Farquson and family Tina Deaveaus and family. D.W.
Davis Junior High School Class of "06", C.R. Walker Senior High Class
of "09" and other members of the Taylor Street, Flint Street and Hay
street community.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home. Market
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MARY MAE MALVISE
WALKINE, 94

a resident of Carmichael Road and formerly
of Matthew Town, Inagua, will be held at
St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Baillou Hill
and Wulff Roads on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Officiating will be Canon Basil Tynes,
assisted by Fr. Miahcel Maragh. Interment
follows in St. B'arnabas Cemetery, Moore
Avenue.


She is survived by her children, Theda and '
John Godet, George and Theodora Walkine;
grand children, Margo Rodgers, Jervis and Lilieth Joseph, Donna and Darcy
Darville, Dereck and Val Walkine, Evelyn McKenzie, Matheil Barrett, Theda
and Weech; 24 great grand children including, Sherima and Evans
Oralhomme, Valentino, Leonardo, Dudley Jr., Jonathan Joseph and Dionne
Darville; 2 great great grand Children: Evanique and Ethan Oralhomme;
17 nieces: Bloneva Malcom of Matthew Town, Inagua, Violet Lambert of
Toronto, Canada, Adell Moss, Pamela Palacious Seyfert, Wanda Williams,
Margaret Hopkins, Beatrice Farrington, Ophelia Cox, Corrine Cartwright,
Cynthia Smith, Nellie Pratt, Ruby Thurston, Louise and Lilla Smith, Violet
Miller, Kaliofa Rolle and Marell Forbes; 14 nephews, Isaac Roker, Bolton,
Dwight, Irvin Jr, Michael, Franklyn, Eugene, Freddie and Rev'd James Palacious,
Leo and Basil Farquharson, Homer and Dino Williams and Vincent Cartwright;
100 grand nieces; 100 grand nephews; other relatives and friends including,
The Palacious, Roker, Williams, Wildgoose, Walkine, Darville, and Joseph
Family. Mrs. Marion Palmer, School Mates -Ernest Ingraham and Inez
Farquharson, the family of the late Mary Collie and Ms. Eva Cunningham
Young Street; special friends, Bishop Gilbert Thompson, Canon Tynes,
Associates Priests and Members of St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Members
of St. Barnabas Prayer Band and the communities of Matthew Town, Inagua
and Sunlight Cottage; caregivers include, Vilma Reid, Dr. Agreta Eneas
Carey, Dr. Johann Gray, Nurses LaVaughan Cooper, Astrid Davis, Phillipa
Armbrister, Monique Pinder, Paulette Claridge and Thelma Barnett.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday from 9-12:30 p.m. and
at the church from 1:30 p.m. until service time.


EVELYN
HEPBURN, 85

a resident of Williams Lane, and a former
resident of Hawkins Hill, and formerly of
Orange Creek, Cat Island, The Bahamas will
be held on Saturday, September, 13th, 2008
at 10:30 am, at Ebenezer Methodist Church,
Shirley Street East. Officiating will be Rev.
Charles New. Assisted by Local Preacher,
Mr. Earl Pinder and other ministers of the
Gospel. Interment will follow in the Church
Cemetery, Shirley Street East.


,Shejeaves to cherish er- ~r e tr alo&ing. nd-devoted daughters:
Si'ft-'Mcoied-Bevffi ;A-pfd e Sergeant


#761 Naomi MCPhee of The Royal Bahamas Police Force; two sons-in-law,
Donald Bethel and Samuel Reckley; adopted son, Teacher Alworth R9lle,
principal, Bennett's Harbour Primary School; adopted daughter-in-law, Emily
Rose Webb-Rolle of Orange Creek, Cat Island; six grand children,.Madeline
Patrice and Brendall Hugo Bethel,'Sergeant #2220 Henrich Cuffman and
Register Nurse Erma McPhee of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Devin, Monique
and Storm Reckley; four great grand children, Oscar Shorn (OJ) Dames Jr.,
Jessica Matthew, Rashad Reckley, Madio and Isaiah McPhee of Freeport,
Grand Bahama; eight adopted grand children, Nigel, Mandel, Alcinda,
Nolan, Alphanette and Sherry, Lucy and Ethelyn Rolle, four sisters, Maryanna
Hepburn-Stubbs, Virginia, Blooming and Eliza .Hepburn; adopted sister,
Loretta Butler of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; two god children, Inez McKenzie
and Drucilla Munnings; brother-in-law, Pembroke Williams Sr. of Port Howe,
Cat Island; thirteen (13) nieces, Evangelist Lorna HepburnWilson, Idamae
Williams, Teacher, Claridge Primary School, Nurse Evamae Stubbs-Gordon,
Williamae Stubbs-Pratt; teacher, T.A. Thompson primary School, Anginist
Williams-Burrows, Olgamae Stubbs-Meadows; Coralmae and Vendamae
Stubbs, Laura Pinder, Angel Hepburn-Cash, Charmaine Hepburn-Saunders,
Christine HepburnAdderley and Jerileen Butler of Fort Lauderdale, Florida;
fourteen nephews, AttorneyAt-Law, Pembroke Jr., Christopher, Emmanuel
and Livingston Williams, Joe, Daniel, Wilton and Rupert Stubbs Jr., Lynden,
and Harold Hepburn, Sylvanus Hepburn of North Carolina and Mark Hepburn
of Freeport, Grand Bahama; numerous grand nieces and nephews including,
Monique and Pauline Pratt, Yolanda Pratt-Pierre, Janella Pratt-Bowleg and
Force Medical Officer, Sergeant #371 Joletta Stubbs- Ramsey, Constable Joe
Stubbs Jr., Adrian and Anya Williams, Paul Oliver Jr. and Leonardo Pratt, and
a host of relatives and.friends namely, Apostle Leon Wallace and family,
Bishop Philmon Wilson and family, Dorothy Saundersand family, Lawrence
Hepburn and family, Ruby Hepburn-Cambridge and family, Rose Hepburn-
Stubbs and family, Frank Hepburn and family of Sandy Point, Abaco, Paul
Pratt Sr., Theodore Burrows, Leah Webb and family, Selina Farrington and
family of Orange Creek, Cat Island, Dorsette Newbold of Atlanta, Georgia,
Lonnie Stubbs of Fort Pierce, Florida, Sergeant #1704 Michelle Farrington
and family, Deloris Newbold and family, Doris Bethel and family, Rudolph
Bethel arid family, Gloria Rolle and family, Ruth Thompson and family, all
of James Cistern, Eleuthera, Marilyn Bethel-James and family of Knoxville,
Tennessee, Deaconess Blossom McPhee and family, Bishop Clevert and
Minister Veronica McPhee- Bain, Bishop Robert and Minister Modena McPhee
and family, Senator Desmond Edwards and family, Ethelyn Rolle and family,
Natasha Rolle and family, Adelina Morris and family, Vernita Mackey and
family, Rosemary Rolle-Webster and family, Vera Munnings-Davis and family,
Emily Dames and family, Maxcine Rolle and family, Emily Burnside and
family, Michelle Smith and family, Rev. Floyd Jones and family, Alice Newbold-
Stuart and family, Sarah Ferguson and family, Hester Longley and familY,
Christine Chatter and family, Frankly Pinder and family, Hamlin, ASP. Stephen,
Zona, Violet, Willamae, CPL. Kirk Jr. Newbold and family, Karen and Willamae
Hepburn and family, Rev. Fr. Stephen Davies'and family, Inspector Gloria
Jennings and family, Superintendent Elaine Sands and family, Retired
Superintendent Myrtle. Mott-Jones and family, Earl and Linda Pinder and
family, Gwen Johnson and family, The Ebenezer Methodist Church family,
Bishop Rev. Dr. Raymond R. and Mrs. Roslyn Neilly, Rev. Emily A. Demeritte,
The officers and members of The Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church, Rhodes
Prayer Band, Rhodes United Choir, Rhodes Usher Board, The Officers and
Members of the Good Shepherd Methodist Church, The Officers and Members
of the United Christian Band, The officers and members of the Independence
Drive Church of God, Crime Stoppers Caribbean, Bermuda and Latin America
Region, The Staff at Ann's Town Clinic, The Hawkins Hill and Orange Creek,
Cat Island Community, and others too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church
from 9:00 a.m. until service time.


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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008, PAGE 23


MRS Esther Gertrude Ward Barnett, 75, of Opa-locka, Florida, daughter of one of the early
founders of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in the Bahamas. and a former darkroom
technician with The Tribune and the Nassau Guardian, died on September 3 at Jackson
Memorial Hospital in Miami. A devastating cranial aneurysm left her in a coma from which
she never recovered.


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Known as "Mammy" to her many children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, Mrs Barnett ,
grew up serving guests at her family home, including Bahamian dignitaries, Seventh-Day
Adventist pastors, European and American tourists, and poor and needy islanders. Born on
November 9, 1932, in the quiet settlement of Cockburn Town, San Salvador, Mrs Barnett
was the daughter of the late Pastor Paul and Mother Hilda Ward. They named their daughter
"Esther" after the courageous and righteous Queen Esther in the Bible. The biblical Esther,,
whose name means "star", was a beautiful and graceful queen who was able to save her
people from destruction through her obedience to the will of God. "Mammy" grew up peacefully
and happily with her siblings in a.God-loving home. She was the eleventh of 14 children.
Her parents raised their children with a healthy dose of discipline and love. Her mother's
clild rearing mottowas the biblical, "spare the rod and spoil the child." On the other hand,
her father always wisely said: "The child has an intellect. Talk to the child and she'll understand
right from wrong." It is said that her mother rarely had to beat her because, like her biblical
namesake, she was such an obedient child. At the age of 14 or so, she was appointed teacher .
of the one-room schoolhouse in San Salvador. She taught all children on the island, no matter
if they were older or younger than she was. Because she had to prepare lessons for her
students and grade papers, her mother said she did not have to participate any longer in
the daily household responsibilities of cooking, feeding the chickens and goats, planting
crops in the field, drawing water from the well, and sweeping the large yard. Mrs Barnett's
father, the Rev Paul Ward, was one of the early founders of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church
in the Bahamas.When Mrs Barnett was about 16, her parents allowed her to leave the small
island of San Salvador and go to Nassau to train as a nurse at Princess Margaret Hospital.
Later, she became a photographer. She would eventually become the most experienced
woman in photographic development in the Bahamas, enabling her to become one of the
leading darkroom technicians at the nation's two largest and competing newspapers, The
Tribune and The Nassau Guardian. "Queen Esther was quite a renaissance woman," said one of Mrs Barnett's daughters,
Adeyela Bennett, 45, of Pembroke Pines, Florida. "Our home was the hang-out for young leaders in the Progressive Liberal
Party (PLP) movement." Eventually, the Bahamas gained independence from British rule on July 10, 1973.
In 1968, when it was not fashionable for the races to mix, Mrs Barnett met her husband, a British expatriate, Robert Barnett
Sr, on the beach. She went to the beach in the wee hours of the morning each day to exercise and enjoy God's silence.In
1978, she moved to the United States and, together with her husband, nicknamed Bob, bought a home in Opa-locka, Florida.
She believed there were better educational opportunities for her children in the US. Indeed, all of her children furthered their
education in the US. Odette studied floral design and cosmetology; Minerva (Sowie) studied nursing; Ommath studied travel
and tourism; Bennett is now an educator; Jean is an attorney; Robert Jr is a physician, and Ann is studying business. Living
in the US was quite a challenge for Mrs Barnett, who was a professional woman in the Bahamas, but did not have the proper
educational credentials to work in the US. Because she believed in the motto, "only the strong survive," she studied and
earned her license to become a nursing assistant at the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged. There, she patiently
and lovingly worked as a personal companion for several of the residents, who all came from very affluent families. Her
patients included the Fishers of Fisher Island and the mother of television journalist Barbara Walters. Mrs Barnett's class
and social graces were gifts from her parents' spiritual upbringing, several family members said, adding that they appreciated
her soft voice, gentle touch and quiet footsteps. She loved to travel and meet people of all ethnic backgrounds. She happily
vacationed in Nigeria, England, Scotland, France, Canada, Seattle, Washington, and Washington, DC. She also relaxed on
several Caribbean cruises. She enjoyed Nigeria because everyone there was respectful to her as an elder. Anyone, even a
year younger, bowed down to greet her, offering her fresh fruits and vegetables from their farms. Her family members say
this reminded her of her childhood on San Salvador. Scotland, on the other hand, was a far cry from her humble upbringing.
There, Mrs Barnett stayed in a royal castle while visiting her sister-in-law Jean, family members said. But of all the places
she travelled, she was most relaxed on Treasure Cay Beach in Abaco, Bahamas, according to her son, Robert Barnett Jr.
"Mammy" was a member of the Northside Seventh-Day Adventist Church in North Miami, where she always smiled and sat
quietly in the back of the sanctuary. She was known for putting folded dollar bills into the little hands of children so they
could make church offerings. Her passing came on the eleventh birthday of her grandson Orion Allen. Several years earlier,
she had witnessed Orion's birth at home in Seattle. Survivors include her beloved husband, Robert M Barnett, Sr, of Opa-
locka, Florida; one faithful son, Dr Robert M Barnett, Jr, of England; six loving daughters, Odette Lockhart, Minerva Albury
Gibson-Bacon, and Ommath Albury of Miami, Florida; Adeyela Albury Bennett (previously Sharon Akinde) of Pembroke
Pines, Florida; Jean Barnett, Esq, of Lake Worth, Florida, and Ann Barnett of Miami; an adopted daughter, Edwina Brown
Anderson; three sons-in-laws; Anthony Bacon of Miami, Bradley Bennett of Pembroke Pines, and Anthony Allen of Lake
Worth; one daughter-in-law, Dr Agnieszka Barnett of England; 16 grandchildren, Jahnni Lockhart, Marco Lockhart, Avalton
Gibson, Angel Gibson, Albert Gibson, Jr., Andrew Gibson, and Antoinette Bacon of Miami; Nicole Albury of North Carolina;
Nuola Akinde of Massachusetts; Moremi Akinde, Abena-Breanna Bennett, and Abena-Brooke Bennett of Pembroke Pines;
Orion Allen and Anna Allen of Lake Worth; Esther Barnett of France; and Alexander Mark (Barnett) of Poland; three adopted
grandchildren, Charlene, Devon, and Cierra Anderson; one granddaughter-in-law, Jeanene Gibson; fourteen great grandchildren,
Malik Davis, Keygon Dunnings, Brianda Lockhart, Darran Woodson, DeMarco Lockhart, Darius Lockhart, Jamal Rodriguez,
Shakidha John-Baptiste, Ai Gibson, Dimitrius Gibson, Makaveli Gibson, Nija Albury, Malachi Albury, and Kanye Albury; three
sisters, Mildred Minnis and Mae Ward Pratt of Nassau; and Sylvia Ward of Pennsylvania; two brothers-in-law, Leander Minnis
and William Major of Nassau; two sisters-in-law, Geneva Ward of Freeport, Grand Bahama; Lady Regina of Scotland; and
numerous adoring nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A viewing will take place on Thursday, September 11 from 3 to 10pm at Lithgow-Bennett-Philbric Funeral Home,
15011 West Dixie Highway, North Miami, Florida.

The funeral will take place at 11am, Friday, September 12 at Northside Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1769 NW
119th Street, Miami, Florida.


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ESSENTIAL
to building self
esteem in
children
are family
activities that
promote com-
munication.


a HOLESOME family activities are not hard
YAA to come by, when you really think about
how blessed the Bahamas is in its agree-
a be weat er that promotes outdoor activities from
basketball, soccer and baseball to relaxing on the
beach, swimming or walking in the park.
Bishop Franklin Ferguson, senior pastor of the .
Church of God of Prophecy East Street Tabernacle,
said that there are so many things Bahamians can do
that do not involve illegal or objectionable hobbies,
adding that "today we need a lot of physical activity
because of the problems to do with obesity, and
more alarmingly childhood obesity". SEE page 28


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United Sisters Fellowship
of the Assemblies of
Brethren in the Bahamas will
hold its quarterly prayer
breakfast under the theme,
"Praying to Walk the Talk
This School Year". The
breakfast will be held
Saturday, September 13 at
8am at Believers Gospel
Chapel, Prince Charles Drive.
All are invited to attend.
Apostle Lee Watson and
the Covenant Women of
Trinity "City of Praise" invite
the women of the Bahamas to
a special Women's
Conference, featuring Dr
Cindy Trimm as the guest
speaker. Conference sessions
will be held at the Sanctuary
of Trinity "City of Praise" on:
Friday, September 12
@ 7:30pm
Saturday, September 13
@ 6am (breakfast'is included)
Sunday, September 14
@-11am
For more information or to
RSVP for this weekend
designed to give women a
spiritual boost, call 341.8164.



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Thursday, September 11, 2008 PG 25


Learning from the Lord


IN Jeremiah 15:16, the prophet
exclaims: Your words were found,
and I ate them, and your words
became to me a joy and the delight
of my heart. If this were true for all of
us what a different world this would
be. Let us consider the range of
learning that God intends for each of
us to have.

Home: God's vision of the family is
a place to learn the following life les-
sons:
1. How to live in harmony with others
2. How to listen to and share
thoughts and feelings
3. How to benave appropriately .and
have manners
4. How to love and be loved, laugh,
cry. pray, play. work together
5. How to offer and receive praise and
encouragement
6. How to have respect for oneself,
others and their property
7. How to care for the elderly, disabled
and little ones
8. How to respect authority
9. How to have reverence for God,
through prayer, worship and study

Who taught you to lo)\e'? What are
some of your fondest childhood
memories? Are you passing on the
wisdom that you have learnt o\er the


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years? Is your home a sanctuary, giv-
ing support, promoting hope and
healing, cultivating, holiness and
wholeness? Are you striving for an A
for excellence in effort until you
obtain it for achievement?

School. I \\ tuld entire to sa\ v hat
God's \ vision oi tilhe school is thai it
is jn Institution that reinforces the
lessons Iearnt it home ,nd adds
other ex\pericnc-es ncccssjr\ lor
nation building. Just as the child's
first ,ear of de\.clopment sees the
greatest physical changes itrom
prone to running). the school years
takc the child from alphabet to col-
lege entrance.
hi\ hle a range of subjects are stud-
ied. emotional and hormonal
chances hate to be mastered, friend-
ships cultivated. and Life questions of
origin, identity, and future contribu-
tions have to be answered to some
degree. Teachers, therefore, serve as
models, mentors, instructors and
guides.


Church: The church is expected to
complete the educational cycle -
with its emphasis-on spiritual truths
to reinforce practical living of a
godly life. Abstract words such as
honesty, integrity, patience, faithful-
ness, respect, dependability are
taught and exemplified in the life of
the Christian community.
The approach that is taken is as
follows: Do not be conformed to this


world but be transformed by the
renewing of your minds, so that you
may discern what is the will of God -
what is good and acceptable and per-
fect." (Romans 12: 2) .
We are all enrolled in the school
of life as teachers and learners. Let
us be faithful to the tasks allotted to
us, and use our influence to help
others to join us in learning from the
Lord.


Yearning for love


ALL the great religions including
Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and
Judaism are rich with wisdom about
the human condition. They guide and
comfort us in the quest for self fulfill-
ment in seeking satisfaction in our
work, joy and contentment in life with
the greatest urge to experience perfect
love.
The poet, who wrote the creation
story in Genesis, portrays the first intu-
ition about the human condition: It is
not good to be alone we yearn to
become one with someone else, love is
the fundamental human longing. God
makes a wonderful home for Adam in
the Garden of Eden but just as the
plants need soil to grow, a human
needs a relationship.
When Adam awakens and sees Eve
it is love at first sight and he sings a
love song, "This one at last is the bone
of my bones and the flesh of my flesh".
He feels that he has become one with
another and complete. The woman
Eve is described by the poet-as "a.fit-
ting helper" but the Hebrew word ezer


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can mean 'fitting' or 'different and
equal'. So despite the two becoming
one they will always be a challenge to
each other.
And as every young couple finds,
'settling down' is unsettling the rela-.
tionship can be both wonderful or
uncomfortable and painful. This is
where real intimacy begins and love
becomes intentional. Now the couple
finds that love has a dynamic range
between spontaneity and boredom,
empathy and selfishness, acceptance
and rejection and the relationship
swings from solid to fragile and hope-
fully back again. Through all this our
deepest hope is that we will stay
together and love each other until
death do us.part.
We hear people say that maintaining


a relationship, especially marriage is a
lot of work. It is certainly a learning
experience about yourself and your
partner it seems to be a never ending
dance between loneliness and connec-
tion; expectation and disappointment
and in modern times, "should I stay ox
should I go?".
The most common problems faced in
any relationship are financial, sexual,
interference by relatives or friends and
poor communication. These problems
are compounded by criticism, con-
tempt, defensiveness and withdrawal.
The marriage vows encapsulate the
yearning for love in any relationship:
"To have and to hold, from this day
forward, for better for worse, for rich-
er for poorer, in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish, till death us do
part." And St Paul's meditation on
love is relevant:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does
not envy, it does not boast, it is not
proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seek-
ing, it is not easily angered, it keeps no
record of wrongs. Lov'e does not delight
in evil;, but :rejoices in the truth. It


always protects, always trusts, always
hopes, always perseveres. Love never
fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
Meditating on these propositions in
times of trouble will remind us that we
must give and take and most of all for-
give to err is human to forgive is
divine. It is good to remember the old
saying: "the path of true love never
runs smooth".
Don't let the yearning for love be
thwarted by pride, anger, jealously or
any other of our human failings.

Jim Lawlor first came to the Bahamas
from England 40 years ago and has taught
many subjects including Religion and
Philosophy. Now retired, he spends his
time between substitute teaching and
researching and writing Bahamian history.
He is first vice president of the Bahamas
Historical Society and recently co-
authored "The Harbour Island Story" with
his wife Anne. Look out for his article "A
Memorial to Shadrach Kerr. Priest and
Missionary" in the upcoming Bahamas
Historical Society Journal.







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together for hurricane victims
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BISHOP IAN K BRATHWAITE, president of
Pastors of Prayer, and other members
met to encourage persons to donate items
and keep hurricane victims in prayer.


* By ARTHIA A NIXON
TEN church leaders, each a
member of the Pastors in Prayer
group, gathered their congrega-
tions and met at the Pastel
Gardens Community Park on
Monday to offer prayers and
praise of thanks for the sparing of
life during the deadly double hur-
ricanes that passed through the
region last week.
President of Pastors in Prayer
Ian K Brathwaite said that while
several other items were discussed
and prayers were offered for the
nation, children and Pastel
Gardens community, people must
offer thanks to God for safety
during the storms.
"As a nation that has been
internationally cited as a Christian
nation, we must acknowledge how
God has literally kept us in the
time of storm," Pastor Brathwaite
said. "When Hurricanes Hanna


and Ike passed over the region,
some 300 people died in.Haiti
alone. Some of the images that
have been sent over the Internet
and television are simply heart
wrenching, especially the scene in
a muddy morgue where a preg-
nant woman had her little girl still
tight in her arms both of them
dead.
"We are a low-lying nation of
islands and when we look at some-
thing like that or the devastation
after Hurricane Katrina, we have -
no choice but to thank God for his
grace and goodness because we
only lost buildings and those can
be repaired or rebuilt. Life, on the
other hand, can not."
Now is the time for Bahamians
to be their brothers' keeper, added
the pastors, and pour out support
through prayer and through
donating much needed necessities.
"In order for the Salvation
Army, NEMA and the Red Cross


to do what they do, we need to be
better in terms of donating
because if we were hit, we'd
expect prompt aid," they said.
"That's why, we are encouraging
our members to each bring an
item so thai we can donate a large
portion of these items to such
organizations to distribute them as
necessary. Whatever we don't dis-
tribute, we will add to our store-
house to help those who need help
in hard times.
"A small tin of something or
pack of noodles may seem like a
pauper's meal to some but to oth-
ers it's a three-course meal, so let
us give of ourselves toward each
other."

Persons wishing to contribute to
the,Pastors of Prayer Hurricane
Relief can contact Bishop lan
Brathwaite at Holy Dove Ministries at
328.6119.


Pastor Kathleen Butler celebrates

her 3rd pastoral anniversary


MEMBERS of Rival Time
Highway Church of God, Bullocks
Harbour, Berry Islands, would like
to extend their sincere thanks and
appreciation to their pastor,
Kathleen Butler, who has been a
pillar of strength in the community
and in the church.
Called to mission and ministry,
Pastor Butler has been used by
God in a mighty way, and is known
as a minister of the gospel who
preaches the word of God from her
heart.
As friends and relatives pray her
strength in the Lord, understanding
that the road may get rough some-
times, they nevertheless believe
strongly that God will keep Pastor
Butler "keeping on".
Also sending their heartfelt con-
gratulations is Mother Agnes
Knowles, all of her sisters, broth-
ers, aunts, uncles, grandchildren,
friends and other family members
dic ng the Coakley family.
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Thursday, September 11, 2008 PG 27


Living together


For the earnest expectation of the
creature waiteth for the manifestation of
the sons of God. Romans 8:19

I WAS at the laundry mat recently,
doing laundry of course and minding
my own business, and this man walks
up to me land says, "Miss, could I ask
you a question?"
"Sure! I said.
"From the time Adam and Eve was
living and died, do you know how
many people died since then?
Countless. They (Adam and Eve) met
the world here and they left it here.
We meet the world here and we will
leave it here. Why we all can't live
good with each other?"

True, there are many answers to that
question, but let me tell you my
answer. Everyone believes that the
world is theirs to conquer. We...just


ALLISON



like Adam and Eve...met this world
here and will leave it here.
So, since all of us are sharing the
same world, I don't understand why
we all can't live good with each other.
This man had a valid point. I explained
to the gentleman that we let our flesh -
that the bible says, "no good thing
dwells in" come in our way.
Whether we want to face it or not no
individual is, an island. This one killing
that one, this one stealing from the
next. You can't even say anything to
the children these days. Yesterday it
used to take a village to raise a child,


but these days it requires the will of a
nation. We all need each other and the
sooner we realise that- this life will be
better for all of us.
The bible says that creation groans
for the manifestation of the sons of
God. All that God has created is wait-
ing for mankind to take on the mind of
Christ then we would live as God
would have us to. It is with that mind
we would always, be aware that we are
our brother's keeper.
I would never intentionally hurt a
brother or sister of mine, but would
always look out for their welfare. The
good things that I want for my family,
I would want for other people. But as
long as we feel, "every man for himself
and God for us all", we will continue
to live like my grandmother used to
say when my sisters and I would fight,
"like cats and dogs."
I have come to realise that it is not-


hard to be nice or kind to people.
Even though we feel at times that
some people make it impossible to
love them, what I have learned is that
you have to meet some persons
halfway.
There is an individual in my family
who is, less than kind I'll say, for lack
of a better word. I finally understand
that this person has to be met halfway.
I will have to be the one to call and say,
"how you doing to day?" Honestly,
that won't take anything off of me.
Now if I let pride get in the way...it will
never happen.
Whether we want to admit it or not
we all live in a world that we have to
share, so why not do it peaceably with
one another.


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Freeport Bible Church dedicates new edifice


IN the midst of Grand Bahama
being in hurricane mode with the
passing of Tropical Storm Hanna and
the threat posed by Hurricane Ike,
this past Saturday, September 6, a
grand celebration took place at a
newly constructed, magnificent edi-
fice on John Tinker Road, Freeport.
The pastor, officers, members, fol-
lowers and friends of Freeport Bible
Church (FBC) were "Realizing the
Dream Together" as they held the
blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony
of their new church building.
Hundreds of well-wishers, including
local members of parliament and cler-
gymen, packed the five hundred seat
building, with additional chairs having
.to be brought in. The whole atmos-
phere was festive, warm, and welcom-
ing; from the friendly parking atten-
dants, to the greeters at the entrance
of the building and the foyer, to the
ushers on the inside. People in
Freeport Bible shirts of various
colours, representing the different
committees, excitedly moved around
ensuring that everything was in order.
The d6cor of the building was attrac-
tively yet modestly done not to take
away from the already beautifully
sculptured architecture of the building
itself.
The service was indeed one worthy
of a celebration of thanksgiving hon-
ouring God; from the melodious voic-
es of the praise and worship team, the
choirs and the soloists to the inspira-
tional message delivered by guest
speaker Dr Evan Burrows, senior pas-
tor at First Baptist Church of College
Hill, Tampa. Florida.


Pastor Burrows played an integral
part in the early years of FBC where
he served as assistant pastor. In his
message, while praising the pastor and
members of FBC for being able to
construct such a spectacular building,
Dr Burrows reminded them that the
building is a visible manifestation of
the ministry and a tool for the expan-
sion of the Kingdom of God.
He spoke also of a winning team,
saying that winners celebrate vision,
leadership and commitment.
Bishop Sobig Kemp, president of
the Grand Bahama Christian Council,
brought greetings on behalf of all cler-
gymen present, saying that many peo-
ple criticize churches for building big
buildings, he congratulated the family


SSENIOR Pastor
Wilbur and
Barbara Outten




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of FBC for having such a great vision
and for not being afraid to think big,
adding that the building will allow
them to do even greater works for
God's Kingdom.
Minister of Works and Transport
Neko Grant, and Minister of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing, both mem-
bers of FBC, also brought greetings.
Senior pastor of FBC Wilbur
Outten and his wife, Barbara Outten,
together cut the ribbon, officially
opening the doors to the church prior
to the service. During the service they
presented the keys to the building to
the elders of the church. Pastor
Outten performed the act of dedica-
tion. ,-
During his moments of reflection, a


somewhat emotional Pastor Outten
paid homage to his mentor, Rev
Edward Godet, who founded
Freeport Bible Church 32 years ago.
Rev Godet, who now resides in
New Providence, was unable to be in
attendance at the service as he has
been ailing for some time, however his
wife was at the celebration.
Pastor Outten also choked up when
speaking of his mother who died only
a few weeks ago. She too had played
her part in sharing in her son's vision
but unfortunately did not live to see it
to completion.
Pastor Outten reminisced about the
journey to that day; the joys and the
challenges, thanking his members for
their trust and support.
He said that four years ago he
shared his vision with his church fam-
ily asking them to make a three year
commitment to sacrificially give to a
building campaign. The members will-
ing embraced the vision which God
had revealed to him and on Saturday
they all realized the dream together as
the $2.5 million edifice, of which
Pastor Outten said a little more than
$800,000 had been sacrificially given
by members thus far, was dedicated to
the honour and glory of God.
Freeport Bible Church was estab-
lished in April of 1976 with eight
members worshiping at a home on
Poinciana Drive. Today, it has an
enrollment of approximately 470
members. The church's vision is
"Love God, Love People, Serve the
World". It is a member of the
Bahamas Evangelical Church
Association.


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Play, pray and


communicate

FROM page 24
Families should also spend a large
amount of time simply communicating
with each other, he explained. "There
seems to be a very small amount of time
currently spent communicating in families
and this becomes a problem when parents
don't know what's going on inrtheir child's
life."
Young men in particular, he continued,
are becoming increasingly angry which is
a symptom of the single motherhood syn-
drome that is becoming far too common
in the Bahamas when they have no
father-son bond, and no root for mascu-
line advice. "In this case, the young man
will have no one to exemplify nothing is
being passed on to them," the Bishop
said.
Both sons and daughters need a father
figure who hugs, and shows them the ten-
der touch that soothes, he said. It demon-
strates-. to young girls a masculine touch
that is not forceful or sexual; a father's
hug can fill a hole in their young hearts
that builds self esteem at home. The
young girls would, thereby, no longer be
surprised and enticed by strong emotions
they feel coming from outside sources,
and attracted to the idea of intimacy with
any man.
Essential to building self esteem right at
home are family activities that promote
communication. Of course, Bishop
Ferguson said, the activities a family
chooses to do depend on their own tastes.
While family hobbies should extend
beyond the four walls of the home, a
relaxing and wholesome activity for all
could be a board game he cautioned,
however, against violent computer and
Nintendo X games.
Another venture families can take on
together is developing an interest in
nature and gardening or boating and fish-
ing. This will in turn teach crucial charac-
teristics to the younger generation, of
patience, endurance, and most important-
ly, that not everything undertaken will
bring success and sometimes you have
to struggle through the hard times. He
endorses the saying "If at first you don't
succeed, try and try again".
"To promote both spiritual and social
development is the end goal," Bishop
Ferguson said. And churches have a lot of
family activities with positive youth
groups where children can learn to social-
ize in healthy ways.
In relating the need for both social and
spiritual development, he pointed to
Matthew 16:26, What good will it be for a
man if he gains the whole world, yet for-
feits his soul? Or what can a man give in
exchange for his soul? He explained that a
person cannot have too much on one side
- neither too much spiritual nor too much
social development to become a com-
plete and whole individual.
The physically, mentally and socially
do'eloped person will go on to create
healthy-relationships with others.


St Agnes Parish to launch



telephone prayer ministry


SET to launch their telephone
prayer ministry on October 1, St
Agnes Parish will hold a special serv-
ice of thanksgiving and blessing,
under the theme "Go Light Your
World!", for its newly formed prayer
room on Friday, September 26 at St
Agnes Parish at 7pm.
The objective of this ministry,
which will operate on Wednesdays
and Fridays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm,
is to offer a telephone prayer service
that allows callers'to express their
concerns, be given encouragement
through the Word and through prayer


to God, receive from Him'and when
necessary, for callers to be referred to
the priests, professional counsellors
or selected referral agencies for fur-
ther assistance.
The personnel for St Agnes
Parish's telephone prayer ministry
participated in" training sessions
which were held once per week for
five months to assist them with this
ministry.
Father John Kabiga, assistant
priest at the Parish of Holy Trinity,
conducted these sessions and was
assisted at times by Mrs Annie


What will it take?


FOR far to long, as a people, the
Bahamas has been playing spiritual
Russian Roulette every year around this
same time due to the ignorance and lack
of vision of the powers that be, whether
PLP or FNM.
Despite the many disastrous acts of
nature that takes place worldwide our
leaders refuse to learn and therefore will
forever be in the reactive mode rather
than a pro-active one.
Whenever their preparation or lack
thereof is called into question, a defen-
sive position is automatically taken.
Maybe four or five generations down
the road the Bahamas will have a level
of leadership that will not only think
outside the box, but will destroy the box
of mediocrity and containment.
The question has always been asked
as to why it is that we (our governments)
are constantly paying foreign consult-
ants, thousands of dollars to come in
and tell .us things which we already or
should have already known about the
future development and preservation of
our own country?
The fact of the matter is, it's not that
all of our leaders and professionals are
incompetent, but rather, are just too
afraid to be pro-active in thinking and
expediting matters. In the event that
they should fail no fingers can be point-
ed at them (you bunch of wimps/sissies).
Real leaders are never afraid to fail;
failure is not a person, but rather it is an
event. It is better to fail in trying to bring
about a positive solution, than to fail in
not doing anything at all.
With the amount of money that flows
through this country -annually and the
location of the Bahamas in reference to
hurricanes, with the slightest level
visionary leadership every island of the
Bahamas would have a state of the art


hurricane preparedness centre and a
comprehensive evacuation plan if need
be.
We can spend the next ten years argu-
ing and splitting hairs about which gov-
ernment did what or which didn't do
anything; meanwhile the condition of
our islands are still the same from king
hatchet was a hammer.
Then, to add insult to injury and paci-
fy the situation, we've been religiously
trained to ignorantly throw in a few
scripture verses and prayer after the
fact.
The events of September 11, where
the Twin Towers came down, taught the
authorities of America a valuable lesson
from which they've learned and have
updated and revised their entire secun-
ty system.
Hurricane Katrina taught the author-
ities of New Orleans a valuable lesson
which enabled them to come up with a
comprehensive evacuation plan for that
city; -unfortunately the leadership pool
of the Bahamas, due to their lack of
vision, can't see that .far enough to be
truly pro-active.

What will it take?
Would it take a national disaster or
some other catastrophic event before
our leaders change their ancient meth-
ods of operation?
Another danger we face as a nation is
Stha we've got .yo. og and up coming
leaders in the poil b'day ho have


Seymour, guidance counsellor at CC
Sweeting High School, and Mr John
Raeburn from the Salvation Army.
During the closing training session
Archdeacon Ranfurly Brown, rector
of St Agnes Parish, thanked the
prayer ministry for accepting his first
challenge to them. He advised the
participants that new things are not
received very easily.
"It will call for patience and toler-
ance for the challenges presented,"
he said, "but do not be discouraged
when you reach these challenges, you
will overcome them."


adopted and conformed to the ancient
methods and are too afraid to speak .of
new ideas and visions in order to be
accepted by the old guard (God, help
us).
With all that is going on in this coun-
try there should be a unified, clarion
cry/call from the church that will cause
our elected officials to perform expedi-
tiously; this willnever happen because?
the church is so divided.
The hurricanes/storms, wars and
rumors of wars, the murders and other
serious crimes that are being committed
are the beginning of the sorrows that are
to come (Matthew 24:1-51).
Preparation is the key, both naturally
and spiritually. As the prophet Jeremiah
began to complain to God about the
state/condition of Israel due to their
wickedness' and how he was tired of
things being the way, they were, here
was God's reply, If thou hast run with the
footmen, and they have wearied thee,
then how canst thou contend with hors-
es? And if in the land of peace, wherein
thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then
how wilt thou do in the swelling of
Jordan? JEREMIAH 12:5
In other words "Jeremiah, if you can't
run with the foot soldiers, how are you
going to run when the horsemen come
or if you think its bad now; then what
will you do when things get worse?
Likewise I say to the Bahamas, keep
playing politics, keep on playing church;
if you think it's bad now, just wait.
Hurricanes Jane, Floyd, Wilma, Hanna
and Ike are a joke as to what's coming.

Join Pastor Brendalee and myself,
along with the family of Kingdom Minded
Fellowship Center International, every
Sunday morning @ 10:30am and Thursday
night @ 7:30pm at the Bishop Michael
Eldon High School Auditorium. For ques-
tions, comments or speaking engage-
ments contact us via e-mail: pastor-
mallen@yahoo.com or ph 242-351-7368
or 441-2021.