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Publication Date: September 13, 2008
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Volume: 104 No.245 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2008 PRICE -750





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FEARS are growing in
Inagua that the possible closure
of ihe storm-blasted Morton
Salt plant could lead to depop-
ulation of the island.
Locals believe there would
be amass exodus if the salt
plant foundation of Inagua's
economy for 70 years ceased
"People are worried," said
resident Ms Janice McKinney,
"What else would people do for
a living here? We can't grow
anything much. People would
have to leave."
Morton Salt's managing
director Glenn Bannister
agreed that many residents*
would have to seek work else-
where if Inagua's only industry
was closed down in the wake of
Hurricane Ike.
That would leave Inagua a
large flat island known primar-
ily for its birdlife and salt pans
- with only a scattering of old
folk and subsistence fishermen.
According to locals, it would
be finished as a "viable" com-
Today, loss adjusters are vis-
iting Inagua to assess damage
to the salt plant, which suffered
badly as it took the brunt of
Ike's 130mph.winds.
Not only was the roof blown
off the 1930s maintenance shed,
the plant lost part of its dock
and at least 5,000 tons of salt,
which blew off stockpiles back
into the sea.
The powerful winds also
damaged Morton property in
Mathew Town itself, causing
one block-built warehouse to
"Blocks were actually flying
throughthrough the air," said Mr Ban-
nister, "The wind got inside the
building and couldn't get out.
When that happened, people
taking refuge in the Morton
guesthouse across the road real-
ly began to wonder what was
The steeple was blown off St
Philip's Anglican Church and a
SEE page 6

Tribune Staff Reporter,
THE FIRST shipment of building materials
was sent to Inagua yesterday to help rebuild the
island in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.
The National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) arranged for the plywood
and roofing supplies from FYP Builders Mall,
The Tile King and Paint Centre on Wulff Road
to be shipped from Potters Cay on the vessel my
VI-Nais. The $100,000 donation of supplies
from the companies is being coordinated by
Mr Mark Roberts.
Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC)
poles and supplies from the Bahamas Telecom-
munications Company (BTC) were also loaded
onto the ship.
Mark Roberts, coordinator of the group of
companies, said: "We have everything they
need to get back in shape."
NEMA will be delivering supplies on the
ground in Inagua.
Commander Stephen Russell, director of
NEMA, said the supplies will be a tremendous
help to those whose homes were destroyed by
the category four hurricane on Sunday.
"There were 300 structures damaged, many
had roof damage, so this will help us in a great
way. It will all be off-loaded on Sunday after-
noon, so we will be ready to distribute it on

Monday, and
we have many
groups in place
to start the
"We are
already way
ahead in term
terms of relief
and now we are
moving into the
stage and
he said.
Another two
ships will be
loaded with the
rest of the
donated sup-
John Nixon,
a native of
Inagua, will rep-
resent NEMA
in Inagua and
ensure supplies
are distributed

SEE page

PLP branch

walks out on

party chair

Tribune Staff Reporter

THE entire branch of the
PLP's Marathon constituency
walked out on the party's chair-
woman Glenys Hanna-Martin
during their meeting Thursday
Reportedly Mrs Hanna-Mar-
tin with a contingent of party
officers, including deputy 'chair-
man Ken Dorsett, vice chair-
man Paulette Zonicle, and sec-
retary general of the party Bar-
bara Pierre went to the
Marathon branch to hold their
first national meeting for the
Sources close to the matter
said that Mrs Hanna-Martin
was attempting to host this
meeting as the election of the
chairman of the Marathon
branch is currently under
However, according to
sources, when Mrs Hanna-Mar-
tin tried to open the meeting, a
member of the Marathon

branch stood up and exclaimed,
"Who's with me, let's go!" He
walked out, followed by almost
every member of the branch,
leaving not enough persons to
form a quorum.
Repeated calls to Mrs Hanna-
Martin yesterday were not
returned up to press time last
However, a supporter of Mrs
Hanna-Martin did speak out in
her defence.
"Glenys is all about ensuring
that things are done following
the constitution, She is not
about personalities. She is about
getting the-party on the right
track to become the govern-
-ment once again. She is not
about personalities at all. And
that is upsetting many people,"
the source said.
The Tribune has been
informed that the National
General Council of the PLP has
voted "in an overwhelming
majority" to have the Marathon
branch hold a run-off election
SEE page 6

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE drastic rise in BEC's
fuel surcharge is hurting small
businesses on Bimini with
reports that one eatery has
closed because of skyrocketing
fees and others have been
forced to cut staff and operating
hours to stay open.
Although earlier in the week
Phenton Neymour, State Min-
ister for the Environment, said
customers should expect a
reduction in electricity bills in
late September, as the costly
surcharge is expected to
decrease, Bimini residents were
not impressed, saying they've
heard that before.
Island Administrator Sher-
rick Ellis rented shop space to
the owner of Corrit's Deli, who,
he said, was forced to close
because the deli's electricity bills
were higher than its rental fees.
He added that the problem is
badly affecting many on the
"According to a few people
that I spoke with they are saying
that their fuel surcharge is three
times the amount of the actual
bill itself. This is something now
that the average household is

suffering with because of fuel
surcharge. To tell you the truth
I don't know how they coping
with it, because it's kind of
rough right now."
"A lot of people (are saying)
their light bill is $800 plus a
month, people's light bill this
month is higher than their mort-
gage. Just an average deli is pay-
ing over $3,000 (in BEC bills),"
Mr Ellis said.
The owner of CJ's Deli in
Alice Town, who asked to have
their name withheld, said rising
fuel surcharges forced manage-
ment to cut their staff and
reduce opening hours.
"They said that before when
they said the fuel surcharges
went, and my bill still was
$1,600, $1,700 or something so I
don't know. This month I paid
them $3,433.51 and the fuel
(sur)charges on that was over
$2,082.72," owner of CJ's Deli
in Alice Town said yesterday.
"Last month I paid $2,714
and the fuel (sur)charges out of
that were $1,522 which in
they say the kilowatts what I
burn was only $920. So it's the
fuel charges what's killing me".
With the high fuel surcharge
eating into the diner's profits,
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A SECOND man has been charged with
alleged drug kingpin Melvin Maycock Sr in con-
nection with weapons and drug offences.
Police have charged Kerrington Dellon
Knowles, 33, of Stapeldon Gardens with Melvin
Maycock Sr, 42, of Joan's Heights, who was
arraigned on the charges in June.
In February, Melvin Maycock Sr made head-
lines when he traded places with his son Melvin
"Lil Mel" Maycock, 24, in a cell in the Elizabeth
Estates Police Station.

US authorities are seeking Maycock Sr's extra-
dition to face drug charges. They allege that he
is a head of a drug gang that smuggled marijua-
na and cocaine into the United States through
the Caribbean.
Maycock Sr and Knowles are charged with
three counts of possession of an unlicensed
firearm, four counts of possession of ammunition
and one count of possession of dangerous drugs
with intent to supply as well as conspiracy to
possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

It is alleged that the two conspired on Satur-
day, May 17, to possess a quantity of marijuana
with intent to supply and were found in posses-
sion of the drugs with intent to supply.
The prosecution is alleging that Knowles and
Maycock Sr were found in possession of 1,250
pounds of marijuana on that date.
It is also alleged that on Saturday, May 17,
the two men were found in possession of a .9mm
Baretta handgun, a 9mm Ruger pistol, a 9mm
Browning pistol, 21 live rounds of 7.62 ammu-

nition, 39 live rounds of .357 ammunition, one.
.357 magnum round and 63 live rounds of .9mm
Knowles was arraigned before Magistrate Car-
olita Bethel at Court Eight in Bank Lane on
Thursday. He pleaded not guilty to the charges
and was remanded to Her Majesty's Prison.
Maycock Sr, who was arraigned on charges
in June, is also remanded to Her Majesty's
The case was adjourned to October 2.

Vital supplies head for

storm-ravaged island

FROM page one

evenly across the island by his
"We are very thankful for
this donation, it will go a long
way," said Commander RusselL
"Forty-three per cent of homes
suffered major damage and the
remainder suffered small dam-
Mr Nixon said he was heart-
broken when he saw the dev-
astation in Inagua last week.
"It brought tears to my eyes
knowing the home I grew up in
and didn't recognize," he said.
"But we are strong people,
we are fighters, and under the
leadership of Commander Rus- --
sell and what he is doing with
NEMA I see no reason why we
will not be back up and running
in a couple of weeks. '
"People from all over the "
Bahamas and all over the world
have been calling and asking
how they can help. This dona-
tion will go a very long way, and
it will make a really big differ-
ence because we are all hurting
right now," he said.


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Tribune Freeport

President Jayne Hodder
announced on Friday that
the process has started for
the construction of the new
College of the Bahamas
campus on Grand Bahama.
Ms Hodder said the first
phase of construction will
cost $8.4 million and is
expected to be completed
within the next 14 to 18
"It is a very exciting
-morning for us today as we
announce the start of con-
struction of the northern
campus," she told persons
attending a press confer-
ence held at COB's
Freeport campus on Friday.
Grand Bahama Port
Authority chairman Felix
Stubbs, and President
Albert Gray weie present
for the announcement. Also
present were contractor
Vernon Wells. of Reef Con-
struction and Derth Saun-
ders of Jackson Burnside

"We saw a
need for
growth and
we have

been able to
do that with
the gener-
ous contri-
bution of the
.Port Auth r
ity, WhoJ
gave i,Vs e
land to

Mrs Hodder thanked the
Grand Bahama Port
Authority for its generous
donation a few years ago of
50 acres of land to the col-
The first phase of the pro-
ject will include a 40,000
square foot facility, 15 class-
rooms, a library and a work-
Mrs Hodder said that
I adequate accommodation
I is an issue at the current
COB campus in Freeport
which has an enrolment of
clode to 600 students.
"We see a need for
growth and we have been
able to do that with the gen-
erous contribution of the
Port Authority who gave us
the land to build.
"We have begun the
process of building and
understand that the order
for the steel has gone out
and we expect this will be
14 to 18 month process,"
she said.
Even when the first phase
is completed, Ms Hodder
said they will still be using
the old facility to accom-
modate some 300 students.
Felix Stubbs said the
expansion of the northern
campuss is crucial to devel-
opment of the island's econ-
omy. i
"It is important that we
have skilled employees who
will be able to take advan-
tage of the opportunities
that the GB economy will
produce," he said.
"I know I speak for one
of our principals when I say
it is a delightful moment
because Sir Jack has a per-
sonal passion to see the suc-
cess of this institution. I
commit our interest in
ensuring that we do as
much as we can to ensure
that COB will get all the
support it needs," he said.
Vernon Wells said he is
delighted to be a part of the
expansion of COB's north-
ern campus.
"I can say that we are
very pleased we have
reached this date. It has
been a pretty hard effort,"
he said

Bahamians are urged to

help storm-lashed Haiti

Tribune Staff Reporter

Bahamians are being asked
to open their hearts for Haiti
and assist in a major hurricane
relief drive to help those on the
stricken island who were hit by
four major storms in the space
of a month.
Queen's College, in conjunc-
tion with the Methodist Church
and other local organizations
and businesses are asking peo-
ple to bring donations of items
like household goods, clothing
or toys which can be sent to the
country to replace that which
the people have lost.
"After being affected by four
consecutive storms, thousands
in Haiti have lost their homes,

clothing everything.
"The church is forming part-
nership with airlines and ship-
ping companies to transport
relief aid to Haiti, so all we need
now is for the hearts of Bahami-
ans to be touched and want to
donate items to the Emergency
Haitian Relief Effort," said
Henry Knowles, of the
Bahamas Conference of the
Methodist Church.
The Methodist Habitat
organisation will also be assist-
ing in the repair and recon-
struction of homes in Inagua
and Turks and Caicos but sees
Haiti as being in "even more
severe humanitarian need."
A depot has been set up to
receive the items at the Queens
College auditorium and will be
open for receiving items on Fri-
days, beginning on September

12 from 2pm 8pm and on Sat-
urdays, from September 13,
from 8pm 5pm.
The kind of things which are
being called for include: cloth-
ing for men, women, children
and babies; shoes, bed sheets,
towels, small toys for children,
household utensils and non-per-
ishable food items.
"Persons donating items
should be aware that these
items have to be packed and
shipped to Haiti and are asked
to refrain from donating large
items," cautioned Mr Knowles.
The church also asks that per-
sons also ensure that clothing
and other items are in good
condition and that they are pre-
sorted before bringing them to
the Q C auditorium.
Items should be brotight in
firm card board boxes and

labelled as to the content in
each box. Used shoes should be
placed in plastic bags with the
shoe size clearly labelled on the
Individuals, businesses and
churches are also invited to
make a financial donation to
the BCMC Disaster Relief
"The BCMC has a history of
16 years of disaster relief pro-
grammes and continues to work
to help those in need," said Mr
Donations can be mailed to
Bahamas Methodist Habitat,
PO Box SS-5103 or can be col-
lected if doners call: 393-3726.
It is also possible to make a
deposit at Methodist Habitat,
Royal Bank of Canada, Mackey
Street Branch (Branch #
05715), account # 1284553,




Salvation Army donates

to Inagua storm relief

DONATIONS are pouring into the
National Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA) operations centre, as the Hurri-
cane Ike relief effort for residents of Math-
ew Town, Inagua continues.
Commander Stephen Russell, director of
NEMA, reiterated his appeal to residents
and corporate Bahamas to donate supplies
to the residents, whose homes and other
properties were damaged by the category
four Hurricane Ike when it struck the island
on Sunday, September 7.

On Thursday, NEMA accepted a number
of donations from the Salvation Army.
Those items included 54 mops; 83 buckets
of cleaning kits; 30 cases of sugar; 28 cases
of corned beef; 28 cases of sardines.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force ves-
sel, HMBS Yellow Elder, on Thursday took
the items to the island for immediate dis-
tribution to residents. Donations of simi-
lar items can be dropped off at the Salvation
Army located on Mackey Street.
The Salvation Army said it also will be

Ministry puts

accident spot


AN ACCIDENT black spot
is under surveillance by the
Ministry of Works after yet
another smash was highlighted
in The Tribune.
Cars crash into the fence
around Hammerheads Bar and
Grill on East Bay Street almost
every weekend, says manager
Sheila Pritchard, who estimates
there have been about 30 acci-
dents in the area in the two
years she has worked there.
Ms Pritchard thinks crashes
are caused by drivers who speed
past green lights at the junction
with Dowdeswell Street,
Church Street. and the new Par-
adise Island bridge, and lose
control at a dip in the road
between the new tarmac and
the old, crashing into Hammer-
heads or the Elizabeth 'Betty'
Cole park across East Bay
Basketball players fill the
court in the Betty Cole Park
almost every evening, and
Hammerheads patio is often
filled with customers.
Howard Barnett from the
Ministry of Works surveyed the

road on two days this week to
assess the cause of the accidents.
He discounted the dip in the
road as a danger, but believes it
is more to do with speeding into
the road bend. And statistics
show accidents have been
occurring in the area long
before the new bridge was built.
Mr Barnett said: "My obser-
vation is that the accidents by
the bar are well clear of the
intersection so I don't think the
dip is the cause.
"When the light is green they
come through the intersection
faster than when there is traffic
or it has been red.
"If you are observing the
speed limit you shouldn't have a
problem but there is a bend in
the road, and it sometimes
means people are breaking and
lose control when they are not
driving within the speed limit."
Mr Barnett said he would dis-
cuss the possibilities for improv-
ing road safety with his team
and explore the need for
,improved engineering, signage
and enforcement of the speed

collecting funds to aid the hurricane vic-
tims in Inagua.
NEMA's list of relief items for Inagua
includes generators, tarpaulin, felt, cots and
Commander Russell is also appealing
for volunteers to assist in the relief, restora-
tion and reconstruction efforts.
Persons can also donate to the National
Disaster Relief Fund, account No. 1281013
at the Royal Bank of Canada, main branch,
Bay Street.

Man bailed on underage sex charge

A 30-year-old Lincoln Boule-
vard man accused of having sex
with an 11-year-old girl was
arraigned in Magistrate's Court.
According to court dockets, it
is alleged that Kendrick Mar-
vin Rolle committed the offence
sometime during the month of
Rolle, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Linda Virgill
at Court 9 in Nassau Street, was
not required to plead to the
He was granted bail in the
sum of $20,000 with two
sureties. The case was
adjourned to November 5 and
A man was sentenced to two
years in prison yesterday on
weapons and ammunitions
Court dockets allege that
Jeremy Kemp, 22, of Brougham
Street was found with a
Makarov 9mm pistol and eight
live rounds of 9nnn ammuni-
tion on Friday, November 3,
Kemp, who stood trial on the
charges, was convicted and sen-
tenced yesterday to one year in
prison by Magistrate Carolita

S.tlzzj uniie

Kemp also stood trial on
charges of possession of an unli-
censed firearm; a silver and
black P94DC Ruger .40 pistol
and nine live rounds of .40
ammunition. He was convicted
and sentenced by Magistrate
Bethel to two years.
The sentences are to run
concurrently, which means
Kemp will serve two years in


LOCAL Haitians are ask-
ing when the Bahamas will
step forward in offering any
aid to ravaged Haiti, after
the country was severely hit
by a slew of storms.
First Gustav, then Han-
na, then Ike the country
of Haiti was battered by
these hurricanes, suffering
structural damage, floods,
and an ever increasing death
Local lawyer and Haitian
activist Elizier Regnier says
that although he is very
sympathetic to persons in
Inagua who were severely
affected by Hurricane Han-
na and Ike, and the govern-
ment of the Bahamas is
obligated to ensuring the
dispatch of relief efforts
there first, "What about
He argued that although
there is a large local Haitian
population in the Bahamas,
there appears to be a local
attitude which indicates an
indifference to sending
efforts to Haiti.
Mr Regnier noted that
even before the storms, the
country had been undergo-
ing consistent economic
He said that people espe-
dally in Gonaives, Haiti a
town which has been heavi-
ly damaged by flood waters
are dying in large num-
bers due to this infrastruc-
tural unbalance.
For many persons living
in Haiti, international aid is
there only means of sur-
vival, the lawyer said.
Mr Regnier said although
he is confident that Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham
will keep his promise to
send aid to Haiti, he hopes
relief arrives sooner than
later, as the death count
there continues to increase.
Reverend Allan Lavern
of the Hearts for Haiti
organisation, says his organ-
isation is currently planning
to send two large contain-
ers filled with water, clothes,
and food to the impover-
ished nation.
He also indicated that a
ptass conference will be
held on Tuesday next week
at the Catholic Archbishops
office, where a plea will be
sent to Bahamians for dona-
tions of any kind to be sent
to the country.
United Nations UNICEF
director of emergency pro-
grammes Louis-Georges
Arsenault said in a recent
interview that the death rate
in the country is constantly
rising due to the lack of
clean water, and shelter.
"The issue that we are
facing now in Haiti is access,
It was only up to Septem-
ber 10 that we were able to
start moving into that
region," said Mr Arsenault.

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In search of Governor Palin

EDITOR, The Tribune.
My dear brothers and sisters
of the Bahamas, after reading
an article on June 28th in The
Nassau Guardian about the dis-
pute of funds at the Nassau
Supermarket and warehouse
union, also the article in The
Bahama Journal on August
26th about Justice Adderley
ordering the Hotel Workers
Union to be audited and await-
ing the results of the indepen-
dent audit from HLB Galanis
Bain accounting firm. These
articles support and confirm my
concern when having my letter
and radio advertisements in The .
Tribune, Nassau Guardian, The
Punch, Island FM, and Love 97
FM from last year, August 2007,
until presently, September 2008,
requesting the government to
implement accountability, reg-
ulation and reform for all work-
ers' pension union funds in the
It is extremely urgent for the
government to have these
guidelines to ensure credibility
and assurance for every
Bahamian union worker so that,
they can be confident of col-
lecting a pension cheque upon
retiring or being laid off from
work as happened recently with
the 47 employees terminated
from the Crystal Palace Hotel in
August 2008 and,people losing

their homes in these real hard
economic times. I strongly rec-
dmmend that government have
an independent company audit
all union pension funds every
year to bring about transparen-
cy and not secrecy. This system
is presently in place in most
American pension fund com-
panies to protect members'
money and ensure it is there
when it is time to collect a pen-
I would like to share my per-
sonal story as a member of the
Hotel, Pension Management
First to clarify their discrimi-
nation policy. If they decide to
choose who to pay and not to
pay by excluding some people
from receiving their pension
cheque before age 65 years old
when leaving the hotel indus-
try then, having other people
qualify to receive a pension
cheque based again on a num-
ber of years employed at the
hotel. This is simply and clearly
discrimination. If everyone had
to wait until age 65 to receive
their pension, then I would not
have been looking to receive
mine like my brothers were able

to do, in receiving all of the
money saved in their pension
funds after their tenure with the
hotel. This was a cheque pay-
ment of all money saved in their
pension fund. The mistake that
the Hotel Pension Management
Fund made in regards to this
matter was that they had
already paid my brothers. We
all worked for the same hotel
and department on Paradise
Island in the 1980's. For the
record none of them are 65
years old and we are no longer
working in the hotel industry.
So I was surprised and shocked
when they refused to give me
my pension cheque in August
2007. I then decided that in
order for change to happen you
must be prepared to fight for it.
I am the voice for the voiceless,
David against Goliath, The Peo-
ple's Champion for Justice
against.the Hotel Pension Man-
agement Fund located on West
Bay Street.
I wanted to inform, educate,
expose and share this experi-
ence with the Bahamian peo-
ple in the media so if anyone
had a similar experience they
could write a letter to the editor
of the newspaper.

New York,
September, 2008.

Is Moss a fertile

choice for PLP?

EDITOR, The Tribune.
During the last three years or so, Attorney
Paul David Moss has emerged within circles with-
in the great and iconic Progressive Liberal Party
(PLP) as a fairly young man to be reckoned with.
Clearly, he is highly educated; focused and moti-
vated by a zeal to 'do right by the common man
and womail'.
While these traits, ordinarily, are no guarantees
that Moss will ever be able to enter the hallowed
halls of parliament, one, especially who may be a
student of Bahamian political and anthropologi-
cal history, could easily caution him that they
may well turn out to be like an Albatross around
his neck and career as a politician within the
Moss, a talented and Croseus like barrister-at-
law, appears, oftentimes, to be an enigma
wrapped up in a puzzle, to quote the venerable Sir
Winston Churchill, former thrice Prime Minis-
ter of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
As an upper middle class scion of a long polit-
ically-orientated family (his late father, Paul Moss
Sr was the founder and proprietor of a chain of
grocery stores in the inner city areas of New
Providence when it was difficult for a black man
to own anything of value in The Bahamas), Moss
could simply rest on his laurels and say to hell
with the masses of the residents of St Cecilia.
Instead, at what must be a great financial and
personal sacrifice Moss has declared that he is on
a mission to rescue the disorientated Progressive

Liberal Party (PLP) and holds himself out to be
the great hope for it's return to high office. While
I wish him well in what appears to be an exercise
similar to that of Don Quixote, Moss is deadly
serious about advancing up the greasy pole.
Moss will, however, have to first slay the drag-
ons of indifference; cannibalism; myopic and
xenophobic which are joined to the hip with the
PLP. He holds himself out to be the 'Obama' for
his party, but, like Senator Hillary Clinton found
out, the hard way, perception is not always real-
Leadership 'out of the box' is crucial to the
return of the PLP to high office. Indeed, the
fabled King of Macedonia, Philip II, once opined:
"An army of deer led by a lion is more to be
feared than an army of lions led. by a deer." Moss
says that he is 'the man' and we should call his
political bluff. Once St Cecilia would have sent
Moss to the House of Assembly, we will see of
what stuff he is made off. Until then, to God be
the glory in all things.

September 9, 2008.
(The correct quote of Sir Winston Churchill
made in reference to Russia, and to which Mr
Bodie refers in his letter, is:
("It is a a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an
engima." Ed).

IT IS WELL past time for Sarah Palin,
Republican running mate, governor of Alaska
and self-proclaimed reformer, to fill in for the
voting public the gaping blanks about her record
and qualifications to be vice president.
The best way to do that would be exactly
what the campaign of John McCain is avoiding
- an honest news conference. Instead, she has
been the bell-jar candidate, barnstorming safe
crowds with socko punch lines and plans for a
single interview on ABC News built around a
visit to Fairbanks, Alaska, and her hometown of
Just in time for that appearance, Palin, who
was proclaiming her family's privacy a week
ago, will make a political event out of her son's
deployment to Iraq. But as for talking to
reporters in general, the McCain campaign sniff-
ishly says they must fiist show "some level of
respect and deference."
That is a peculiar response for someone who
is campaigning as one tough, transparent politi-
cian who can take the heat.
Why not some detailed questioning? With
deference, we believe many questions will arise
about this largely unknown politician as
reporters properly search beyond the whole-
some anecdotes.
Palin is positioning herself as the kind of politi-
cian who knows how to manage the people's
money. She got a big cheer from the Republican

Nice work if you can get it
DANIEL Mudd and Richard Syron, the oust-
ed chiefs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, could
collect as much as $24 million in exit pay (up to
$9.3 million for Mudd and at least $14.1 million
for Syron) unless a federal regulator sensibly
says no.
Neither should be rewarded any more than
they already have been for their failures.
This is the same Mudd and Syron who presided
over the near total wipeout of Fannie and Fred-
die's shareholders and whose mismanagement
of the mortgage-finance companies has led to
what could become the biggest federal bailout in
American history.
The severance would come on top of $12.4
million in salary, bonuses and stock-option prof-
its that Mudd has taken home since becoming
Fannie's- chief executive in 2004, according to
Equilar research. Syron also made out big, col-
lecting $17.1 million since he took charge of Fred-
die in 2003.
As of late Wednesday, the regulator, James

convention when McCain said she had put the
Alaska governor's private plane on eBay.
The running mates both failed to mention
that it did not sell on eBay and that she unloaded
it later to a businessman for a $600,000 loss.
The Chicago Tribune reported that the majori-
ty of the plane's time was used to transport pris-.
oners from Alaska's crowded jails to Arizona, a
job now done by federal marshals.
All of which made it vexing to read the dis-
closure by The Washington Post that Palin billed
Alaska taxpayers for more than 300 nights that
she spent at home in her first 18 months in office.
The campaign claims the $60-a-day allowance is
proper, and various states do have differing per-
diem approaches. But voters ought to hear the
candidate answering such questions, not for pur-
poses of petty quibbling, but to help fill out their
skimpy sense of who Palin actually is. She could
explain, as well, why she was for the Bridge to
Nowhere when it was first proposed and
reversed field once it became a symbol of leg-
islative abuse. Even then, the governor helped
cycle the $223 million in federal pork to other
state needs.
Voters have a right to hear Palin explain in
detail her qualifications to be standby president
with no national or foreign policy experience.
More is required of any serious candidate for
such a high office than one interview with ques-
tions put by one selected source.

Lockhart of the Federal Housing Finance
Agency, had not yet decided on the payments.
The two men do not bear sole responsibility for
the costly demise of Fannie and Freddie. Wide-
spread regulatory failure allowed the housing
bubble to inflate. And Co:ngress also failed in its
duty to oversee the companies.
But shared blame is still blame. And as the
chief executives, Mudd and Syron are much to
We don't minimize the difficulty of their jobs:
they had to make profits for their shareholders
while also serving the public by providing a steady
stream of funds to expand home ownership.
They 'failed to achieve any prudent balance.
Instead, they took risks that boosted near-term
profits while feeding the housing bubble that has
now burst with such dire consequences for so
many Americans.
Mudd and Syron are at the centre of an epic
failure. Taxpayers should not be required to give
them a consolation prize on their way out.
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Our politicians must

put their family first

EDITOR, The Tribune.
The theme at the Democrat-
ic National Convention was not
family first but the subtle mes-
sage sent was that politicians
who pretend to serve people
should be family oriented. In
fact they should be married, for
more reasons than not.
The DNC paraded family of
the Presidential and Vice Pres-
idential nominees, the Kennedy
family, Senator Claire
McCaskill family and others.
This clear message is designed
to say unequivocally that when
you have a family, you are more
sensitive to the needs of moth-
ers, children and fathers. It said
that you are responsible.
A strong family is an ingredi-
ent for a strong community and
certainly a strong country.
Politicians and those with aspi-
rations to be should all be fam-
ily persons. It is uncomfortable

for a single male person to
expect to be invited into the
homes of families, young ladies
and single mothers. Believe it
or not it is even risky to have
our innocent young sons
exposed to some single politi-
cians. The temptation is simply
too great for mischief and
potential exploitation.
A single male should be sus-
pect for other reasons too
numerous to mention. The lev-
el of sensitivity is different when
there has been no experience
in family matters. You need
your own family, not your
mother and father, brothers, sis-
ters, nieces and nephews.
Men who never experience
how it feels to come home to a
wife, who would help him clear
his head of all of the stresses of
the day, would never under-
stand how family works. There
is absolutely no substitute, none

The Bahamas, like the United
States, should move with
extreme haste to make one of
the criteria for running in an
election to be that all candidates
must be married. If we are seri-
ous about building a better
Bahamas then we must
embrace this necessary practice.
The Bahamian political land-
scape has been littered with sin-
gle men who have no children
and no wife and expect to be
received the same way married
people are.
If the PLP are serious then
they would eliminate all who
are single that are vying for the
top positions. I know this will
cause some "shotgun" weddings
to happen in the next five sec-
onds. We will see who runs
down the aisle first.
September, 2008.


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Foreign resident raps

O In brief



govt on gambling laws victims of Ike

Tribune Staff Reporter

A 78-YEAR-OLD finan-
cial resident of the Bahamas
is petitioning the government
to rethink its approach to
allowing persons such as him-
self to gamble in local casi-
nos throughout the country.
Having been living in the
Bahamas for the past 18
years, Mr Robert Halat, orig-
inally from Chicago, cannot
vote or work in the Bahamas,
and therefore considers him-
self a "glorified tourist"
enjoying his retirement..
For the past 17 years, Mr
Halat said he was able to
gamble freely at the Crystal

Palace Casino. However, last
year a notice was issued
informing him that he would
no longer be allowed to play
at the slot machines in the
casino as is considered a res-
Investing several hundred
thousand dollars a year in the
Bahamas, Mr Halat said he
took this notice "with a grain
of salt", and began to ques-
tion exactly why he was now
being denied to gamble at the
penny machines.
"When I went to the law
library and looked up the law
it said that residents cannot
gamble, but it does not dif-
ferentiate between a firian-
.cial resident like me who is
required to invest a certain
amount of money.



Tribune Staff Reporter



"I vex because I tired of driving around Nassau and seeing
all kind of trash, dirty pampers, food containers, clothes all
over the street! I think Bahamians nasty, bVt all them pris-
oners up in Fox Hill who lock up for lil' petty tiefing need to
be serving some of their time cleaning up these streets. I think
the government could put them to good use, make them
break their back and that might make them think twice
about committing a crime.
"Someone need to go in these dirty, filthy communities -
take a crew of prisoners with them and let them do some
more penance to the communities they wronged."

Concerned in Nassau.
"I vex at BEC for cutting the power in the early morning
hours. It's bad enough that they cut power in the day, but
now they cutting' it in the night when people sleeping It caus-
es people to wake up.when the A/C suddenly shut off.
"Then just as you trying' to get back to sleep, power goes
back on, A/C powers up and you wake again. BEC not only
robbin' people of their money ,but also of their sleep!."
Vex at BEC.
"I vex at Bahamian drivers who never use their indicators.
What is so difficult about just indicating when you turn?
You never know when to slow down because someone
turning' through the corner and you never know when some-
one changing' lanes.
"And then you got people who just leave their indicators
on although they going straight. And it ain't just private cit-
izens, police cars hardly ever use their .indicators either."
Mad Motorist.
"I happy 'cause someone adjusted the timing on the traf-
fic light at Montrose Avenue and Wulff Road. Now more
than one car can turn into Palmdale before the light turns red.
I wrote about how vex this made me in March, so I guess
'someone' must be reading' these comments.
"Thanks whoever you are."
Wulff Road Driver.

THE Chinese Embassy on Village Road will be closed on
Monday, September 15, in observance of the Chinese Mid-
Autumn Festival.
The festival has a long history in China.
In the past, emperors followed the rite of offering sacrifices
to the sun in spring, and to the moon in autumn.
By.the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the Mid-Autumn Festival
had been fixed, and became even grander in the Song
Dynasty (960-1279). In the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing
(1644-1911) dynasties, it grew to be a major festival that is
enjoyed throughout China today.

Under the theme "Stepping forward in faith"
Special Events
Friday.September 26.2008 @ 6pm Sports Evening
Saturday September 2 7, 2008 (@ 3pm Seminar

Topic "Society issues and how they
affect Christian Living"
Sunday September 28 @ 11am Morning Worship Service
7pm Thanksgiving Service
Guest Speaker for events Rev. Dr. Darrell Riley


"So now it has come to the
point where they have
stopped me from gambling
and I think it is very unfair. I
called the Gaming Board and
they said the law is the law,
but I think it is a very unjust
law," he said.
Mr Halat said that in his
opinion, the government uses
a very "selective" process of
choosing which laws it
intends to uphold. For
instance, he said, illegal casi-
nos flourish throughout New
Providence and the govern-
ment seems unable or unwill-
ing to tackle the growing
problem of "web shops" that
play the international lottery.
Instead, of looking at these
more pressing issues, Mr
Halat, 78, said he is being

denied the one thing that he
is capable of doing at his
advanced stage of life, which
he sees not purely as gam-
bling, but an opportunity to
meet with friends and "pass
the time".
"I think this law should be
abolished because there are
many more people in my
case, actually there are about
10,000. We're not special, but
since we have no rights, I
mean they should not take
some of our basic rights
"I'm at the age now where
I can't fish anymore so I like
to go and meet my friends at
the casino, have lunch, spend
an hour or two and go home.
My day is complete. For over
a year now I haven't been

able to do that. I have to sit
at home since I have limited
mobility, the casino can no
longer offer me an electric
wheelchair, they cannot
invite me to special functions
or anything, which cuts into
my life.
"It is very, very unfair. I
wish the government would
put their head to this,
because everyone knows the
number houses are running,
and I cannot sit down to a
penny machine and pass a
couple of hours," he said.
Mr Halat also warned that
this selective enforcement of
the country's gambling laws
could deter possible second
home owners who wish to
become residents and further
invest in the country.


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Erik J Russell / Keen i Media Ltd photo
PICTURED just before they boarded their Regional-Air Charter are (left to right): Grand Bahama
Power Company linesman Samuel "Scooby" Rolle; Derrick King, director of transmission and distribution
at GBPC; Andre Spence, Patrick Laing, Arthur Spencer, GBPC Linesman; and E 0 Ferrell, CEO of Grand
Bahama Power Company.

GB linesmen sent to aid in

power restoration in Inagua

THE Bahamas Christian
Council, yesterday called
on the country's. Christian
community to "go above
and beyond" in the effort to
help the victims of Hurri-
cane Ike.
The BCC, together with
the Christian Church in
New Providence and other
Family Islands, yesterday
expressed its heartfelt
regrets to the victims of
Hurricane Ike in the south-
eastern islands and the
Turks and Caicos.
"As most of us are aware,
the physical structures on
these islands could not
withstand the devastation.
Trees have been uprooted,
electrical poles broken in
pieces, roofs blown off, oth-
ers torn apart, homes com-
pletely demolished and
more importantly people
were left bewildered and
emotionally distraught,"
BCC president Rev Patrick
Paul said yesterday in a
"In the spirit of brotherly
love and unity various
members of the Christian
community immediately
sprang into action to do
whatever was needed to
render immediate assis-
tance. In particular the
Anglican Diocese ad Con-
ference of the Seventh Day
Adventist are to be com-
mended for taking the lead
in this course."
The BCC said it is the
Council's intention to con-
tinue its close networking
and cooperation with
NEMA and to act in the
capacity most needed.
"The Bahamas Christian
Councils supports and
encourages the relief
efforts initiated thus far
and calls upon the Christ-
ian community to be the ;
shining examples of Christr
ian love and brotherly
affection at this time of
great need.
"Scripture tells us at 1 1
John 3:17,."But whoever I
has the world's goods, and]
sees his brother in need j
and closes his heart against
him, how does the love of
God abide in him.' So let u,
go above and beyond in
this effort," Rev Paul said.
"All Heads of Churches
and pastors are asked to
make a special effort to
support our brothers and
sisters at this time."

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of Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my name to
ROSEMARY METELLUS. If there are any objections to
this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742,
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Tribune Freeport Reporter
Bahama Power Company has
sent crew of four linesmen to
Inagua to assist BEC with its
power restoration efforts on that
Excell Ferrell, Power Compa-
ny CEO, and Derek King, direc-
tor of transmission and distribu-
tion, said they are very pleased
to be able to lend assistance to
BEC and the residents of
"We are very saddened by the
devastation and we are sending
four of our finest linesmen to
assist with restoration on the
island," Mr Ferrell said on Fri-
day during the send-off at the
Regional Air terminal.
Team leader Patrick Laing,
along with Samuel Rolle, Andre
Spence, and Arthur Spencer will
be in Inagua for about two to
three weeks helping to rebuild
the entire power infrastructure,
which was destroyed by Hurri-
cane Ike.
Mr Laing said his team will
assist with erecting new poles,
stringing new wires, and
installing conductors, among
other things.
"My colleagues and I are very
excited to be going over to help
restore power for residents as
quick as possible," he said.

Mr King said their team is
ready for the tremendous task
ahead in Inagua.
"We are satisfied that our
highly qualified team is capable
of making a significant contri-
bution to the restoration efforts.
"We have been in contact with
Kevin Basden at BEC and Glen
Bannister at Morton Salt about
accommodations for our men
because we did not want them to
go down- there and not have any
living accommodations," he said.
Mr Ferrell said the GBPC is
very thankful to BEC for its
assistance in 2004 following the
two hurricanes on Grand
"Co-operation during emer-
gencies is one of the hallmarks of
the Caribbean community, and
in that spirit GB Power is
pleased to be able to assist them
with their restoration.
"It was not long ago Grand
Bahama residents were in a sim-
ilar situation and BEC lent assis-
tance to us in our time of need.
They were quick to respond and
participated in our restoration
efforts, and we are pleased to be
able to reciprocate with that
help, he said.
Mr Ferrell said that the com-
pany is also sending materials
with its crew to assist with the
"The cost will be something
less than $10,000 for the materi-
als they will need to begin restor-
ing power," he said.



Inagua cannot be

sustained without

Morton's presence

FROM page one

children's playground was
wiped out.
Another church belonging to
the Church of God of Prophecy
collapsed, leaving a decorated
altar exposed to the road.
And a huge satellite dish and
landline tower fell over outside
the Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions base, which was exten-
sively damaged in the storm.
At least 90 per cent of roofs
in Mathew .Town were badly
damaged and some buildings
were reduced to matchwood.
But it was damage to the
Morton plant that held major
implications for the people's
The company is literally the
buttress of the whole island
economy. It provides electricity
for the island, imports food sup-
plies, subsidies medical services
and even runs a convenience
Without it, Inagua would
have nothing to sustain it.
Ms McKinney admitted:
"Because of Inagua's position,
we can't grow things in the
same way that our neighboring
island, Mayaguana, can.
"Inagua has very thin soil and
is very hot. Nothing very much
grows here. If Morton closed
down, we would have fishing
and nothing else. It is very seri-
So far, Morton's owners have'
said they would try to resurrect
the plant, but have reserved a
final judgment until a full assess-
ment of damage is completed.
Business observers in Nassau
are wondering whether the
company will use the storm to
justify a withdrawal in light of
recent union tension.
Massive wind damage to the
plant follows close on the heels
of bitter labour unrest, which
will no doubt be taken into
account when Morton plans for
the future.

One hundred and seventy
people about 70 per cent of
Inagua's working population -
are employed by Morton.
The rest of the population,
apart from those in government
jobs, have to eke a livelihood
from the sea.
Some residents believe
Inagua's only chance of a new
industry if Morton leaves is a
fish-processing and canning
plant, or major investment in
At the moment, Inagua's
tourism industry is virtually
non-existent apart from bird-
watchers who arrive from afar
to see the island's varied bird
Yesterday, the signs were that
many of, the flamingos which
apparently took flight before
the storm are returning.
Locals noticed before the
winds hit that nearly all birdlife
including the large parrot
and flamingo populations -
had vanished.
The parrots returned quickly,
but only in the last two or three
days have the flamingos been
seen again on the island's lake.
Lynn Gape of the Bahamas
National Trust said wardens
had confirmed that several
Thousand were now to be seen.
"Fairly high numbers have
returned," she said, "It's also
possible many were taking cov-
er in the mangroves during the
Mr Bannister said the num-
ber of dead flamingos found in
the wake of the hurricane had
risen from 30 to 50.
Meanwhile there is concern
for the parrots whose food sup-
ply was lost when the island's
trees were stripped of leaves
and berries as Ike roared
US Coast Guard marines,
whose patrol vessel was
anchored offshore, were yes-
terday helping to clear debris
from properties in Mathew


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I Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135
D 11:00AM Rev. Mark Carey
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the owner doesn't know how
long the restaurant can stay
"Right now things slow, so
what I did was cut down on the
hours and the staff because your
profit goes to BEC, you really
ain' making nothing, not even
breaking' even." said the owner,
who let go two staff members
and now closes the diner at 6
instead of 11 pm.
William 'Yama Bahama' But-
ler, owner of the Bimini Breeze
Restaurant & Bar, said
although he is able to keep his
doors open, he knows of sever-
al entrepreneurs who are sink-
ing under the weight of hefty
electricity bills;
"They need to send someone
down here to understand why
the electricity so high. It's slow-
ing businesses up, a lot of busi-
nesses are closed down more
than they be open, except on

the weekend. I hear some peo-
ple complaining so much about
the light bill being so high, I
afraid to go pick (mine) up."
He said he has not seen a
profit "in months" because of
costly BEC bills; last month his
fuel surcharge was $800, he said.
"For the last three days since
Sunday, I haven't made one
On Tuesday, Minister of
State for Environment Phen-
ton Neymour said BEC cus-
tomers can expect a reduction
in electricity bills as the costly
fuel surcharge should decrease
by the end of the month. He
said he expects this month's sur-
charge rate to'be lower than the
current 24 cents consumers are
He added that the reduction
is. due in part to recent tax cuts
that were approved by govern-
ment during the Budget pre-
sentation and the lowering of
oil prices on the international

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Family Conference 2008

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WEDNESDAY at 7:30 p.m.
Selective Bible Teaching
Royal Rangers (Boys Cluo) 4- 6 yrs.
Missionettes (Girls Club) 4-16 yrs.

FRIDAY at 7:30 p.m.
Youth Ministry Meeting

Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ZNS 1 TEMPLE TIME


Assembly Of God

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Marathon chairman

election divides PLP

FROM page one

again for the branch's chairman.
The former chairman of the Marathon branch, Mr Neil Per-
centie, who is protesting the previous chairmanship election, will
have a run-off against Mrs Sharon Martin.
This election is scheduled to be held next week Tuesday, Sep-
tember 16, at 7pm at CI Gibson Senior High School.
According to sources within the PLP, Mr Percentie reportedly
had a number of "old PLP's" against him who were attempting to
use "undue influence" to sway which chairman is elected to ensure
that "their candidate" would represent Marathon for the PLP.
However, other sources within the party suggest that the election
of these various branch members are seen by some as a ploy being
used by the NatiorialChairiman to ensure that she has "sympathetic
persons" in these key positions to gain an overwhelmingg majori-
ty" of support on the ground level.


11:30 a.m. Speaker:

Pastor Emeritus Rex Major
Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m.
Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m..
I Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)
Sisters' Prayer Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (2nd Thursday ol eac(i month)

Grounded In The Past &
aS Geared To The Future


Pastor: Rev. Dr Franklin Knowles

P.O.Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712
EAIL lynnk@batelnet.bs

Place: Twynam Heights
offPrince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev Henley Perry

P.O Box SS-5631
Telephone number: 324-2538
Telefax number: 324-2587


Worship time: 11am & 7pm
Sunday School. 9:45am
Prayer time: 6:30pm
The Madeira Shopping
(Next door to CIBC)

Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles

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Gender reconsidered

In recent times it
has become obvi-
ous that as soon
as the word gender
is mentioned in'
Bahamian public
fora, people's eyes
glass over and they
drift off. The speaker
has lost them.
Suddenly, it seems that
gender has been rendered
void of men. That is to say, it
has become the realm of
women's studies departments
and feminists who wish to
exclude men, at least this is
how those people feel as they
sit there with glassy eyes, half
asleep, but not paying atten-
tion to anything post-gender.
But this is far from true. If
gender is examined it has to
include both men and
women. It cannot be the

exclusive realm of one to the
detriment of theother. And
this is where, as Bahamians
we need to reconsider what
gender means.
Gender is not women's
studies or feminist studies, it
is in fact the study of relations
between men and women.
We try to understand why
there may be tensions
between men and women in
relationships that could lead
to misunderstandings or even
violence. Further, boys and
girls, are included in the camp
of gender. And this is where
we need to pay extra atten-
To date, many gender stud-
ies have indeed left men side-

lined in favour of focusing on.
women and their progress or
problems within a patriarchal
society as the Bahamas is.
What we have neglected to
look at though is how, even
though society may be patri-
archal it nonetheless excludes
many young men from the
realm of power.
To be concise, young
Bahamian men are facing
serious crisis and because
they do not exist in isolation
many women are facing a
similar reality.
First, we must challenge
the idea that GENDER is
about women. Women are
only 50 per cent of what gen-
der means. If we are to fur-

their disaggregate gender we
would see that girls and
women make up 50 per cent
and men and boys constitute
the other 50 per cent. They
cannot be lumped together
because they are of the same
sex. .
Girls and boys have very
different needs and prob-
lems than do women and
men. And this is an extreme-
ly urgent point to be dis-
cussed in our very small,
troubled society.
If we look around, we see
that violence is on the rise,
and this is not just male vio-
lence. Women are beginning
to demonstrate what society
had held as male-like behav-
iour where they fight and
aggressively pursue whatever
they want. Girls in schools
are becoming as violent and
aggressive as the bad boys
are. Gone are the days when
we can easily establish a
dichotomy between male
and female type behaviour.
Most importantly though

is the need to recognize that
when we talk about gender
we are talking about males
and females and the inter-
relational dynamic between
them. Furthermore, as boys
are being lost to the margins
of society, the streets, the
dangers of drugs and crime,
we need to examine how it is
that the system is failing the
young men and do some-
thing to fix it. Because, as it
stands, men and women
need each other to have a
functioning society, and if
one half of the equation is
otherwise barred from active
participation in society then
society begins to fall apart.
Therefore, we need to stop
thinking of women and men
as independent of each other
and realise that if we simply
continue to discuss empow-
ering women, at the expense
of men, then society
becomes even more dysfunc-
Knowing that the intention
of women's empowerment is

not to exclude men is impor-
tant. Being aware that we
need to rethink how we
relate across gendered lines,
particularly how we relate to
young men and young
women, is essential in trying
to rescue the young men
who are rapidly becoming an
angry and even more disen-
franchised minority.
Gender policy, something
that is sorely missing in the
Bahamas, will work to better
relations between men and
women, boys and girls as
well as identify problems
specific to them, such as the
ways in which domestic vio-
lence, gender-based violence
works to marginalise young
women in particular and how
HIV strikes young/adoles-
cent girls more than any oth-
er group.
Better understanding gen-
der will help to reduce the
levels of gender-based vio-
lence in our country and
help to lower the incidence
of HIV.


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 range of 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%/o Above Prime Rate
5/16% Above Prime Rate
1132% 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 Stock 2030
Bahamas Registered Stock 2031
Bahamas Registered Stock 2032
Bahamas Registered Stock 2033

Amount B$

Price B$

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


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.


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.


Issue of Stock 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 lose at 3:00 am an 18gthyepember, Z008 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:
1. Bank of The Bahamas International
2. First Caribbean 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)
8. Citibank, N.A.

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.*

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


Recurrent Expenditure (excluding
Repayment of Public Debt)
Capital Development
Expenditure (excluding loans
contributions and advances
to public corporations)




Approved Budget



Approved Budget



** Provisional estimates from the unaudited accounts.
The Public Debt amount is inclusive of The Public Corporations contingent liability which as at June
30, 2008 totalled B$419,807,000.

BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2028, 2029 .2030.2031,2032 AND 2033



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

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

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

9/32% Above Prime Rate
5/16% Above Prime Rate
11/32% Above Prime Rate
3/8% Above Prime Rate
13/32% Above Primie Rate
7/16% Above Prime Rate

Bahamas Registered Stock 2028 B$
Bahamas Registered Stock 2029 BS
Bahamas Registered Stock 2030 B$
BahamasRegisteredstock2.031 -BS' .. .....
Bahamas Registerd ik 2O'" B$ .
Bahamas Registered Stock 2033 B$

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.

In the event of the full amount of Stock(s) applied for above is/are not allotted to
me/us, I/we request that the sum refundable to me/us be applied for the following Stock:

% Bahamas Registered Stock B$


1. (One Person)
Ordinary Signature

Name in Full (BLOCK LETTERS, state whether Mr., Mrs., or Miss and titles if any.)

Address (Corporations etc. should give Registered Addresses)

P. O. Box

Telephone Nos. (H)

2. (Where two or more persons apply as joint subscribers, the additional names and addresses should
be given below.)

Ordinary Signatures

Names in Full



Telephone Nos.(H) (W)

I/We hereby request semi annual interest to be paid to:

Bank Name

Bank Branch

Account Number





COMMUNITY leader and "unofficial Fox Hill histori-
an" Eric Wilmott, BEM, was laid to rest yesterday

after a funeral service at St Anselm's Roman

Catholic Church.

Peter Ramsey/Photos




On Thursday evening, the Fox Hill community
held a memorial service for the deceased on the
Fox Hill Parade.
Giving remarks, Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell
remembered Mr Wilmott as a "giant of a man"
and a freedom fighter.
"This year was the 20th anniversary of the pre-
sent Fox Hill Festival Committee. He was a hap-
py 'man that his community and the Committee
had honoured him for all of his work in the com-
munity. His name was stretched across the ban-
ner across the road. His name was proclaimed
across the radio and on television. We named it
the Eric Wilmott Fox Hill Festival. It was inter-
esting that this was met with no protest, but with
universal acclaim," Mr Mitchell said.
"He believed in this community. He loved this
community. To say it that way does not express
by half how much he supported this community,
its place in the history of the Bahamas and where
he thought it should remain in the Bahamas. He
was always anxious to let the younger people
know what this community, Fox Hill, was and
why it should be protected."
Mr Mitchell said that Mr Wilmott this year
announced that he was finally retiring from the
Festival Committee after having served for 20
The MP also recalled the time when he was
able to help Mr Wilmott obtain the British
Empire Medal in 2007.

"When it was my good fortune to represent
this community in parliament and in the Cabinet,
he came to me once and said there is only one
thing that I wish to get and that is if you have any
kind of influence would you see that I am able to
obtain an honour from Her Majesty the Queen.
"I thank former Prime Minister Perry Christie
and all of my colleagues for making it possible to
honour this son of Fox Hill with the British
Empire Medal from Her Majesty the Queen in
2007," Mr Mitchell said.
Mr Wilmott died last week at his home. He
was 74.
Mr Wilmott was a crime reporter in the 1960s
and worked his way up to the post of editor of
The Nassau Guardian by the end of the decade.
"Another light has gone out in Fox Hill
tonight. He was a giant of a man. He was this vil-
lage's unofficial historian. He was a friend to
everyone, from all sides, of all ages. He support-
ed my cause and was a freedom fighter in his ear-
ly years. He never wavered in that cause and in
that fight," Mr Mitchell said.
"On behalf of the people of the Fox Hill con-
stituency, and in particular the Fox Hill village,
the Progressive Liberal Party Branch, our condo-
lences to his son and his wider family of sisters,
brothers, nephews nieces, grandchildren. God
bless you, Eric, and god speed until we meet

Bahamas First General Insurance

hosts blood drive at PMH

, i Vandyke Hepburn/BIS photo

nimarv school

soccer champs visit PM's office

2008 PRIMARY SCHOOL soccer champions from the Bishop Michael Eldon
Prithary School paid a courtesy call on the Office of the Prime Minister in
Freeport. Parliamentary Secretary, Senator Katherine Smith used the opportu-
nity to present the squad with their championship trophy. She is pictured
along with school vice principal Tanya Bowe. Also pictured with the students
are coach Oscar Dixon, Christi King and Beverly Selman.

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of the company's
25th anniversary as
a good corporate
Bahamas First Gen-
era\ Insurance com-
pany recently host-
ed a blood drive for
the benefit of the
blood bank at
Princes; Margaret
Open to Iublic par-
ticipation, the event
took place in the
Mall At Marathon,
where many
passersby con-


NO PAIN INVOLVED: Bahamas First General
Insurance Company had doctors and medical
technicians present to offer quick and efficient
service to those who wanted to give blood, which
will help to save lives.

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11.80 11.60 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 000 1.061 0.200 11.1 1.69%
3.68 8.50 Bank of Bahamas 8.50 850 0.00 .643 0.160 13.2 1.88
3.99 0.85 Benchmark 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.823 0.020 N/M 2.25%
3.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49 3.49 0.00 0.209 0.090 16.7 2.589%
2.70 1.62 Fidelity Bank 2.37 2.37 0.00 0.055 0.040 43.1 1.69%
14.14 10.91 Cable Bahamas 14.10 14.10 0.00 1.224 0.240 11.5 1.70%
3.15 2.85 Collna Holdings 2.85 2.85 0.00 0.046 0.040 62.0 1.40%
B.50 4.80 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.00 7.00 0.00 0.449 0.300 15.6 4.29%
B.88 3.20 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.50 4.32 -0.18 0.122 0.052 35.4 1.20%
3.00 2.25 Doctor's Hospital 2.75 2.78 0.03 16.000 0.256 0.040 10.9 1.44%
3.10 6.02 Famguard 8.06 8.06 0.00 0.535 0.280 15.1 3.47%
13.01 12.00 FInco 12.00 12.00 0.00 0.665 0.570 18.0 4.75%
14.75 11.54 FrstCaribbean Bank 11.55 11.55 0.00 0.550 0.450 21.0 3.90%
B.10 5.05 Focol (S) 5.25 5.25 0.00 0.385 0.140 13.6 2.67
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A DOCTOR assures the patient that the process of donating blood
will not be painful, but quick and safe. The event was sponsored by
the Bahamas First General Insurance company in support of the
blood bank at the Princess Margaret Hospital.




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

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Kakuro Puzzle

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Best described as a number crossword, the task in Kakuro is to
fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the sum of
each horizontal block equals the number to its left, and the sum
of each vertical block equals the number on its top. No number
may be used in the same block more than once. The difficulty
level of the Conceptis Kakuro increases from Monday to Sunday.

Sudoku Answer

Kakuro Answer

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1 The Scot has his brief
moment of masculine glory
5 Occupying a pre-eminent
position at work (4)
9 A tax return to distribute
10 It's out of the frying pan
into the soup, perhaps (7)
11 Buyer of an electric fan?
13 Where abroad you'll see
us in a form of sari (6)
14 Wrongly blamed for the
uproar (6)
17 One's first
address (6,6)
20 He deals with
orders on a commission
basis (7)
21 Twist in wet coils (5)
22 They hear of
wheat producers (4)
23 H (8)

Yesterday's Cryptic Soluti
Across: 1 Policeman, 8 Units, 9
Tandems, 10 Minima, 11 Bigots, 12
Hysteria, 15 Defender, 18 Antics, 2
Apiece, 21 Atheism, 22 Enact, 23
Down: 2 Okapi, 3 Indoor, 4
Enmeshed, 5 Nudist, 6 Riviera, 7
Asparagus, 11 Bird cages, 13 Strai
14 African, 16 Nicety, 17 Stress, 1!

1 Atom explosion used in
defence (4)
2 Being hardened, a sum-
mons is nothing to us (7)
3 One needs it to under-
stand information (12)
4 A model but not a work-
ing one (4-2)
6 Superstitious symbol of
many following a gambling
system (5)
7 View of both parents about
Nora (8)
8 Such a change may be on
the gambler's behalf
12 A decorous pink and yel-
low (8)
15 Seeking to taste defeat (7)
16 It swoops down on fish, so
rising with its quarry (6)
18 What could be finer to con-
clude? (5)
19 Joined four quarters (4)

Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Implicap, 8 Nerve, 9
Rubella, 10 Salami, 11 Detour, 12
Adelaide, 15 Overcome,.18 Nobody,
20 Relish, 21 Runaway, 22 Canoe,
23 Well-being.
Down: 2 Mauve, 3 Lie low, 4
Colorado, 5 Entail, 6 Break-in, 7
Decidedly, 11 Democracy, 13
Eventual, 14 Ceiling, 16 Cashew, 17
Ablaze, 19 Drawn.


1' Rabble (8)
5 Grate
upon (4)
9 Gesture of
indifference (5)
10 Narrow crack (7)
11 Infantrymen
13 A coarse,
heavy cloth (6)
14 Gossip (6)
17 Murderous (12)
20 Motivate (7)
21 Summon up (5)
22 Deceive (4)
23 Logically
out (8)

1 Stratagem (4)
2 Wretched (7)
3 Most trusted aide
4 Contributory cause
6 Come into being (5)
7 Compelling force (8)
8 Firm's central office
12 Sheath for
sword (8)
15 Obsolete (7)
16 Breathe with difficulty
18 Readily available
19 Repair (4)







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11HOW many words of four letters
or more can you make from the
letters show here? In making a
word, each letter maybe used
once only. Each must contain the
centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.
Good 16; very good 23; excellent
31 (or more). Solution tomorrow.
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Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker

One Play Does It All

South dealer.
Both sides vulnerab
*QJ 10
IVAJ 109
The bidding:
South West

Opening lead kin

The bidding by
frequently points
declarer's best lin
example, take this
can take advantage
call to bring home t
West leads the
and South must pr
fully to make the c
test comes at trick o
decide whether to p
of spades, or ruff in

This may not seem to be an
)le. important decision, but the fact is
TH that the outcome depends entirely on
this one play. If South takes the ace,
he goes down one; if he ruffs, he
0 3 makes the slam.
The trouble with the ace play is
EAST that it forces South to make a discard
J 8 7 5 before he knows precisely what card
V7 5 4 3 to get rid of and whether he
+ 4 chooses a heart or a club, he is cer-
+Q J 7 2 tain to lose two tricks later on.
FH But if South ruffs the spade lead,
he is in full command of the situa-
tion. After cashing the trump ace at
8 75 2 trick two, he leads the six of hearts
4 toward dummy's queen.
What can West do? If he plays
North East low, dummy's queen wins. South
2 NT Pass then discards the king of hearts on
the spade ace and later loses only a
ig of spades. club trick.
And if West goes up with the ace
the opponents of hearts, he is not in any better
the way to shape. In that case, dummy's ace of
ne of play. For spades and queen of hearts provide
deal where South convenient parking places for two of
of West's over- declarer's clubs, and the only trick
he slam. South loses is a heart.
king of spades, As happens so often, the key play
oceed very care- occurs at trick one. All South need do
contract His first is to credit West, who made a vulner-
ne, when he must able overall, with the ace of hearts,
lay dummy's ace and he then tailors his play to fit that
his hand instead, assumption.
Tomorrow: Bidding quiz.
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CHRIS "BAY" BROWN is scheduled to compete in lane three-of the
men's 400m today...

DEBBIE FERGUSON-McKENZIE -.a double sprint finalist at the Olympics LEEVAN "SUPERMAN" SANDS is slated to be the first competitor on the
- is slated as the last Bahamian to compete today in the women's 200m... track in, the men's triple jump today...

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Senior Sports Reporter
Three of the four
athletes slated to
compete at the
IAAF World
Athletics Final
are expected to be in action
today as the two-day meet gets
underway in the Mercedes
Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Ger-
Like the World Champi-
onships, the World Athletics
Final offers cash prizes to all
of the competitors, ranging
from $30,000 for first place to
$2,000 for eighth.
More than $3 million will be
up for grabs in what will be the,
biggest meet this year other
than the Beijing Olympics. Any
athlete who breaks a world
record will be awarded
First up will be Olympic sil-
ver medallist Chris "Bay"
Brown the fourth place fin-
isher at the Beijing Games in
China in lane three of the

men's 400m.
Brown, who anchored the
men's 4 x 400m relay team for
second place, is scheduled to
compete with three Olympic
medallists from the United
States Jeremy Wariner (sil-
ver), LaShawn Merritt (gold)
and Angelo Taylor (gold in the
The field is rounded out with
Kamghe Gaba of Germany in
lane one, Gary Kikaya of the
Democratic Republic of Congo
in lane two, Sweden's Johan
Wissman in lane seven and
Great Britain's Martyn Rooney
in eight.
Olympic bronze medallist
Leevan "Superman" Sands is
slated to be the first competitor
on the track in the men's triple
Olympic champion Nelson
Evora, of Portugal, is sched-
uled to be the second competi-
tor. Silver medallist Idowu.
Phillips, of Great Britain, will
not be competing.
The other competitors, in
order, are German Charles
Michael Friedek, Brazilian

athletic Final

Jadel Gregono,Amencan Wal- '.>, women's 100m she will be
ter Davis, Dmitrij Valukevic, running in lane one.
of Slovak, Ndiss Kaba Badji, Jamaican Olympic champi-,
of Senegal, and Grenada's on Shelly-Ann Fraser is set for
Randy Lewis. lane five with Stewart in lane
Debbie Ferguson-McKen- five. Veronica Campbell-
zie a double sprint finalist at Brown, the Olympic 200m
the Olympics is slated as the champion, is slated to compete
last Bahamian to compete in lane four.
today in the women's 200m. The rest of the field will
She will run out of lane seven, include three Americans with
Jamaican Kerron Stewart, Jeter in lane two, Torri
.the double sprint bronze Edwards in lane six, Williams
medallist, is set to run out of in lane seven and Hooker in
lane four and American Mar- eight.
shevet Hooker, fifth at the World champion Donald
Olympics, is slated for lane five. Thomas, nursing a sore left
The other competitors are ankle, withdrew from the meet
Russian Yulia Gushchina in earlier this week.
lane one, American Lauryn World Championship silver
Williams in lane two, Ameri- medallist Derrick Atkins opted
can 400m bronze medallist not to compete because of a
Sanya Richards in lane three, hamstring injury.
American Carmelita Jeter in All the athletes had to qual-
lane six and Frenchwoman ify in the World Athletic Tour,
Muriel Hurtis-Houairi in eight. which featured a series of
meets on the international
RUNNING ON SUNDAY scene. They accumulated points
At the World Athletics Final to secure one of the seven
on Sunday, Chandra Sturrup is spots. The eighth and final spot
scheduled to round out the was left to the discretion of the
Bahamian participation in the organizers.

CHANDRA STURRUP is scheduled to round out Bahamian participation in
the women's 100m she will be running in lane one...

Smith to head Association

for third consecutive term

Senior Sports Reporte
FOR a third consecutive two-year
term, Wayne Smith will head the
vibrant Grand Bahama High School
Athletic Association.
Smith, a physical education teacher
at Bishop Michael Eldon High School,
was voted in unanimously during the
elections earlier this week which were
well attended by all of the 11 member
Joining him on the board are:
Kenton Rolle, of St George's High
School, as vice president
Sandra Laing, of the Grand
Bahama Catholic High School, as sec-
Ms Palmer, of Sunland Baptist
School, as Laing's assistant
Emmit Higgins, of Jack Hayward,

as treasurer
Ossie Simmons, scheduling and
officials coordinator
Smith said they intend to continue
with their six-week block of the core
sports starting with softball, followed
by volleyball, basketball, track and
field and soccer.
"This year for the teachers, we hope
that educational seminars will be the
order of the day," Smith said. "As a
group, we will have representation
from all of the schools, we will be
attending the National High School
seminar in Tampa.
"But we are hoping that not just
the teachers from Grand Bahama, but
from across the Bahamas can attend
because the more we are educated on
physical education, the better we will
be as a country."
As a national interest, Smith said
they intend to work closely with the

New Providence schools and the Min-
istry of Youth, Sports and Culture on
the formation of a National High
School Federation.
"We need to do some exchange
programmes for the betterment of all
sports," he said. "If we can do that, we
can see an improvement in the coun-
try as a powerhouse in sports in the
region again."
. As a whole, Smith said he doesn't
see why the government can't deploy
some of the qualified physical educa-
tion teachers to work on the Family
Islands to help develop the "raw tal-
ent" that is available.
"We have a lot of physical educa-
tion teachers who want to go to the
Family Islands, but they need to be
compensated just as they would for a
foreign teacher coming in," he said.
"Those are some of the key compo-
nents that I would like to see us

strengthen in the next two years."
On Grand Bahama, Smith said they
are appealing to the corporate spon-
sors to continue their support the way
they have done in the past.
Smith said that their association
intends to name all of their sporting
disciplines, whether it be a tourna-
ment or the league, after various per-
sons who have made valuable contri-
butions to the each sport.
"We would have sponsorship
behind our sports in honour of persons
who would have made a contribu-
tion," he said.
"We have done well over the past
few years. We have played all of our
sports in Grand Bahama," he said.
"I'm not saying that we are a perfect
organisation, but we're getting to be a
very successful association through
the way we execute our sports."
Although a Grand Bahama team

has not won the prestigious Hugh
Campbell Basketball Classic :n a
while, he said they have made the
Final Four just about every year.
As a prelude to the basketball sea-
son, Smith said they will begin with
the Tip-off Basketball Classic in Octo-
ber, followed by the Thanksgiving
International Tournament hosted by
Tabernacle in November.
In December, it's the grand-daddy
of all tournaments the Catholic High
Christmas Invitational and the Eight
Mile Rock Bluejays Tournament.
The junior boys and girls tourna-
ment is slated for the first week in
January after the Christmas break, he
"We hope to do that with all of our
sports where we have a season and at
least one or two tournaments," Smith
said. "We're just waiting to get started
with softball."



Moscow hires
Laudrup as
its coach
DANISH soccer legend Michael
Laudrup seen during a media
conference in Moscow on Friday.
Spartak Moscow hired former
Denmark great Laudrup as its
new coach.
Laudrup, a former FC Barcelona
and Real Madrid player who
coached Spanish club Getafe last
season, was unveiled Friday after
signing a 16-month contract with
the Russian club.
Details of the deal weren't dis-
(AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)


NEWLY APPOINTED West Ham United manager Gianfranco Zola holds up a West Ham United shirt, at the Upton
Park stadium, London, on Thursday. Zola promised to deliver thrilling football to West Ham after signing a three-
year deal to manage the Premier League club.
The former Chelsea star acknowledged he lacks the managerial. experience but will make up for it with his vast
footballing background. The 42-year-old former Italy playmaker became the 12th manager, and first foreign
boss in West Ham's history after replacing Alan Curbishley, who resigned last week.
(AP Photo: Tom Hevezi)

New England Revolution

thrashes Chivas USA


NEW ENGLAND Revolution forward Khano Smith (left) battles Chivas
USA defender Jim Curtin (right) for the ball during Thursday's match.
Smith scored a goal in the win...

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ball from Chivas USA forward Jorge Flores...

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Forrest to take on Mora for light middleweight title

flexes his muscles during the
weigh-in ceremony at the
MGM Grand hotel and casino
in Las Vegas yesterday.
Forrest will challenge WBC
light middleweight champion
Sergio Mora for Mora's title
today in Las Vegas...

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pion Sergio Mora, weighs in
at the MGM Grand hotel and
casino. Mora came in two
pounds over and failed to
meet the 154 weight limit.
Mora is-scheduled to defend
his title on Saturday against
Vernon Forrest...
AP Photos: Jae C. Hong

Hantuchova, Petrova and Paszek win quarterfinal matches at Bali Open


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wins a point against Taiwan's Chan Yung-lan
during their quarter-final match of the WTA Bali
Open tennis tournament at Nusa Dua in Ball,
Indonesia, yesterday. Hantuchova won 7-6, 4-6. *
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The Earle celebrates his

at COCO-NUTS bahana grill

DR REV EARLE FRANCIS, the last surviving child.of the late Elisha Fran-
cis and Diana Wilkinson Francis, celebrated his 87th birthday.
His deceased siblings are Erma, Miriam, Helen and Carlton E Francis. His
brother Carlton was an educator and the Bahamas' first black Minister
of Finance in 1967 who helped bring majority rule about when the
PLP and the Labour Party won the government.

BEAUTY Patrice
Fisher, circulation
manager for The
Tribune, and
Xavier Fisher, a
fourth grader at
Queens College.
Patrice is the
and Xavier is the
g reat-grand-
daughter of Rev
Dr Earle Francis
and Marjorie

pastor of the First Baptist Church, cel-
ebrated his 87th birthday on Thursday
night surrounded by family, friends
and church members at the Coconuts
Bahama Grill.
Dr Rev Francis is the popular and
affable leader of the First Baptist
Church congregation on Market Street.
This year, he celebrated 44 years
in the gospel ministry.
A Justice of The Peace since 1967
and former vice-president of the Chris-
tan Council, Dr Rev Francis who is
called "the Earle' by his church mem-
bers also served 10 years as chap-
lain for the Bahamas Senate
Dr Rev Francis is one of the longest
serving Baplist ministers in the
He is one of the founding members
of the Bahamas Baptist Missionary
and Educational Convention, having
previously served as assistant secre-
tary for more than 10 years.
Born in Bimnni, Dr Rev Francis
received his early education at the
Eastern Junior and Senior Schools in
New Providence
Dr Rev Francis and his wite Dr Mar-
jorie Francis whom he affectionate-
ly calls "sweet potato" this year cel-
ebrated their 61st wedding anniver-
sa ry
Last year, the couple celebrated
their 60th anniversary by renewing
their wedding vows

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