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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 16, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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* By NATARIO McKENZIE
POLICE are investigating
what appeared to be a home-
made firebomb that went off at
a magistrate's court sparking
renewed concerns about the
security at the lower courts.
Chief Magistrate Roger
Gomez called the incident "dis-
turbing" coming as it did after
several fire attacks on magis-
trate's courts in the last few
years.
"I'm not certain whether they
threw an object there, like a
Molotov cocktail, or whether
they actually went to the door


and poured the substance onto
it," he said. He noted that if the
door had been a wooden one
the damage could have been
much worse.
Cases at Court 8 in Bank
Lane did not begin at 10am as
usual yesterday, as police offi-
cers investigated' the burnt
remains of what appeared to be
a plastic container on the steps
of the court.
The bottom of the steel door
at the entrance to Magistrate
Carolita Bethel's court was
charred. .
SEE page eight


Moored commercial barge
creates 'hazard and eyesore'
* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
A MARINE construction firm is being accused of abusing
maritime custom by keeping a large commercial barge moored
in a residential waterway, creating a hazard and an eyesore for
residents.
The Devcon vessel, described by Coral Harbour homeowner
Tracy Ferguson as around 200 feet long and 75 feet wide, has
been moored opposite her property in the Flamingowaterway
since August 28.
SEE page eight


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THE DOOR of Court 8 in Bank Lane shows signs of the 'firebomb'
which was let off yesterday.

24-year-old man in custody in
connection with weekend murder
POLICE have a 24- neighbourhood at
year-old man in cus- around 10pm on Sat-
tody in connection urday.
with the murder of 28- He reportedly got
year-old Jason Smith. into an argument with
Mr Smith, a father a group of men outside
of two, died on Satur- the home of Haitians,
day night after he and L'Orture Williams and
his wife were attacked .. his wife, Pricel Petibay.
in front of their chil- .. As the dispute
dren by a group of JASON SMITH became heated, one of
men. died after an attack the men in the group
Eye-witnesses onSaturday. reportedly put Mr
reported that Mr Smith in a headlock
Smith, who was allegedly in an while another stabbed him and
intoxicated state at the time,
returned to his Windsor Lane SEE page eight
Police investigate GB murder
* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT Grand Bahama Police are searching for suspects
involved in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Eight Mile Rock man.
Chief Superintendent Basil Rahming said police have launched an
intensive investigations into the island's eighth homicide for the year
on Grand Bahama.
SEE page eight


$3.5m worth of


cocaine seized
MORE than $3.5 million worth of cocaine was seized by officers from
the Grand Bahama Drug Enforcement Unit shortly after it arrived on
the island.
Chief Supt Basil Rahming said officers, acting on information, went
to Freeport, Container Port around 4pm on Sunday, where they began
inquiries.
While inspecting contents of a 40-foot metal container that had just
been off-loaded on to the storage bay, officers discovered three large
black duffle bags concealed among a shipment of sugar.
The bags were taken to DEU headquarters where, upon inspection,
they were found to contain 128 kilos of cocaine, estimated street val-
ue $3.5 million.
The concealed narcotics had just arrived aboard the MSC Peru,
inbound from Buenaventura, Colombia, and its cargo of containers
were in transit to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The captain and crew were interviewed, but no arrests were made.
The seized contraband has been flown to New Providence aboard an
"Operation Bat" helicopter, where DEU officials will continue invest
tigations with International'Law Enforcement agencies.
Jury selection for trial of pair
charged in Mario Miller murder


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
A JURY has been selected in
the trial of two brothers charged in
the murder of Mario Miller, the
son of former Cabinet minister*
Leslie Miller.
The trial is expected to begin
today. Following brief submissions
in closed cotrt on an application
brought on behalf of Ryan Miller,
the jury of eight women, four men,
with three alternatives was select-
ed. Brothers Ryan Miller and
Ricardo Miller, alias Tamar Lee,
are accused of Mario Miller's mur-
der.
Lawyer Romona Farquharson
represents Ryan Miller and Ricar-
do Miller is represented by lawyer
Romauld Ferreira. Deputy Direc-
tor of Public Prosecutions Cheryl


Grant-Bethel, with Neil Brpth-
waite and Sean Adderley of the
Attorney General's Office appear
for the Crown.
Mario Miller was killed on June
22, 2002. His stabbed body was
found in bushes near the Super
Value Food Store in Winton. Both
Ryan and Ricardo Miller initially
stood trial for Mario's murder in
2006. In the final stages of the tri-
al, however, one of the jurors was
found to have been closely con-
nected to a family member of the
accused and was cited for con-
tempt. Justice Anita Allen subse-
quently ordered a retrial.
Since his son's death' six years
ago Mr Miller, who says his fami-
ly has been left tramautised by the
incident,, has campaigned for jus-
tice in Mario's murder.,


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Tribune Staff Reporter
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PLP chairman Glenys Han-
na-Martin said that the idea that
she is attempting to divide the
PLP through their local branch
elections is "utter foolishness".
While a guest on the radio
programme "Jeffrey" with host
Jeffrey Lloyd, Mrs Hanna-Mar-
tin said that the idea that the
PLP is conducting haphazard
rules that only applied to some
and not everyone is simply
"ridiculous".
"It's utterly ridiculous, and I
try not to, but there may come a
time when I may speak on this.
But I have to respect the
process and I think it's impor-
tant to respect the process
because when you don't respect
the process you may by your
actions cause the party to come
into some form of disrepute.
"It is not that I am unable to
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the principles of our party. We
have a process, the process is
being carried out and it will go
to full completion," she said.
Mrs Hanna-Martin has been
in a power struggle within her
own party over the selection of
officers to the National Gener-
al Council through their branch
elections. The constituencies of
Kennedy, Marathon, and St
Cecilia is where Mrs Hanna-
Martin has received her more
aggressive challenges.,
On Friday night, at the St
Cecilia branch meeting, the


election of Paul Moss, who is
seen as the front-runner for the
nomination for the St Cecilia
constituency, was called into
question by a challenge from
the branch level.
This challenge, which is based
on the constitution of the party,
dictates that for persons to be
elected to the NGC, they must
first be residents of the con-
stituency which they seek to
represent. In the cases where
they are not, these persons must
then gain at least two thirds of


the support of the branch.
It is with this in mind that the
meeting was held. However, the
meeting quickly dissolved into
anarchy, with Mrs Hanna-Mar-
tin being overshadowed by the
bickering both inside, and out-
side of the Yellow Elder class-
room where the meeting was
being held.
Some detractors insinuated
that Mrs Hanna-Martin's inten-
tions were not pure in her
attempts to uphold the consti-
tution of the party. They said
she simply was seeking to block
Mr Moss and his growing pop-
ularity within the party.
However, Mrs Hanna-Mar-
tin has fully denied these alle-
gations and maintains that she
has the full support of the party,
including its leader Perry
Christie.
"This idea that there is some
division, or that I am taking
some maverick action that is
unprincipled is utter foolishness.
Let me say this, I have known
the leader of our party for a
very long time, and he has
known me for a long time, and
certainly I have no doubt as
chairman of this party, he
respects the office I hold, the
authority I hold, and We are
constantly in dialogue and the
party moves forward on a basis,
on consensus," she said.


Online petition over the


rising cost of electricity


* By ALEX MISSICK
A CONCERNED Bahamian
has taken matters into her own
hands, beginning an online peti-
tion against the Ministry of
Environment and the Bahamas
Electricity Corporation due to
the increasing cost of electricity.
The BEC Electricity Bill and
Fuel Surcharge Petition to the
Ministry of Environment and
BEC was created and written
by Darcy Moss.
She joins many Bahamians in
saying that changes must be
made to the electricity fuel sur-:-
charge. -
"I started this petition
because I felt that the fuel sur-
charge rates were increasing too
much, too fast and when I final-
ly got through to BEC no one


Pressure on Environment Minister and

BEC to make changes to fuel surcharge


"My goal is to
offer suggestions
to BEC in
attempts to help
quell this crisis
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Darcy Moss

seemed to be able to answer any
questions about it," Ms Moss


said. Ms Moss said she is not
trying to tear down BEC, but
thinks the public has the right
to seek answers as some peti-
tioners feel that BEC is not
being honest and upfront about
the matter.
"My goal is to offer sugges-
tions to BEC in attempts to help
quell this crisis we are now in.
There are questions that have'
come up as a result of the peti-
tion and we would like to have
answers to thosequestions on
behalf of our petitioners.
"I will soon be contacting
BEC and asking them to meet
with me and other concerned
citizens and my hope is that they
will be open and willing to do
so," Ms Moss said.
Ms Moss said she wants to
gather 20,000 signatures to show
the government that the people
of the Bahamas want a change
as there is strength in numbers.
"When I started this petition,
I had no idea of the response I
would have gotten but to date I
have received almost 3,200 sig-
natures," she said.
After reading some of the
questions and comments she has
received from the general pub-
lic, Ms Moss said it seems that
the fuel surcharge is only part
of the problem.
"People are really in crisis,"
Ms Moss said.
Up to press time the petition
has attained 1,729 online signa-
tures and 1,504 written signa-
tures from concerned Bahami-
an.
The petition can be viewed
online at
www.petitiononline.com/becl23
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008, PAGE 3


THE TRIBUNE


LOCAL NEWS I


0 In brief

Man charged

with killing

while driving

dangerously
A MAN charged with killing
in the course of dangerous dri-
ving was arraigned in a Magis-
trate's Court yesterday.
Jeffrey Saunders, 44, of Peter
Street was arraigned before
Magistrate Renee McKay at
Court Six in Parliament Street.
According to court dockets, it
is alleged that on Friday, July 11
at about 5.40pm, Saunders
drove a white 2006 Ford F 150
pickup truck along Coral Har-
bour in a dangerous manner,
thereby causing the death of
Sean Munroe. According to
police reports, Munroe, 43, for-
merly a Civil Aviation Depart-
ment employee, was driving a
white Suzuki, which collided
with a white Ford F-150 truck.
Munroe was the country's
24th traffic fatality for the year.
Saunders pleaded not guilty
to the charge and was granted
$10,000 bail. The case was
adjourned to December 8.

Inagua wildlife

appeal after

Hurricane Ike

BAHAMIANS are being
urged to help starving birdlife and
wild animals on Inagua following
the damaging impact of Hurri-
cane Ike. Nassau resident Kim
Aranha is asking for donations
of sunflower seed, dry dog food
and other items to help stricken
creatures on the island.
Ike's 130mph winds tore leaves
and berries off trees throughout
Inagua, severely reducing the
foodstock of birds and animals.
The parrot population was also
hits.
Mrs Aranha can be contacted
at 362-4727.


Turning

garbage

into energy

Si By LLO'D ALLEN
THE government says it is
looking into turning everyday
garbage into usable energy.
For years the Harrold Road
dump has been seen as a prob-
lem for locals, taking into
account its growth rate as well
as the means by which it is con-
trolled, including burning,
garbage separation, and bur-
ial. On Monday, State Minister
for Environment Phenton Ney-
mou told The Tribune that the
proposals submitted to the gov-
ernment relating to renewable
energy include a considerable
number focused on establish-
.ing waste recycling plants.
In the United States, numer-
ous companies have estab-
lished electricity plants which
generate energy from waste
sites. Essentially the key ingre-
dient is methane, which is a
byproduct generated by
decomposing waste.
Without such plants.
nmthane has been proven to
1 be a contributing factor to
global ,..,.rrming. However,
technological advancements
have created ways to stoic this
gas, which can then be con-
verted into an environmental-
ly friendly energy source.
Minister Neymour said:,
"We are looking at that area,
and we do have the desire to
obtain energy from our waste,
which will assist us also in the
organisation of the dump. It
will also assist in reducing the
amo'nm' of debris at the dump,
and in the rate of garbage accu-
mulation."
The minister also indicated,
that in order for the govern-
ment to generate an under-
standing of how Bahamians
feel about the ministry and its
role, on Monday September
29, at the Sheraton Cable
beach resort, it will host a one
day forum allowing person to
voice questions or concerns.


Bahamas to sign




EPA in mid-October


M By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
THE Bahamas will sign onto
the controversial Economic Part-
nership Agreement in mid-Octo-
ber despite local resistance to the
trade agreement, Minister of State
for Finance Zhivargo Laing said
yesterday.
Signing onto the agreement
would cost the government $6 mil-
lion annually at the end of a 25-
year period in lost customs duties
on goods imported from Europe,
but not signing it could impact the
$90 million in foreign reserves the
country receives annually from
the European Union, he said at
a press conference at the Ministry
of Finance yesterday.
When the Bahamas signs onto
the agreement next month, it will
sign a "goods only" agreement,
with the intent of following
through with the services portion
of the agreement at a later, yet
unspecified, date.
The EPA would allow Bahami-
an manufactures to continue to
supply their products to the Euro-
pean market duty-free and lower
customs duty on goods from the
EU and the forum of Caribbean
States (CARIFORUM) into the
Bahamas so customers will have
lower prices and wider choices.
Yesterday, EPA opponents
renewed their call for government
to reconsider the agreement,
claiming it does not bode well for
the country.
"It's a dark, sad day for the
Bahamas. The EPA is not good
for this country, its development,
and its health," attorney Fayne
Thompson said.
"Bahamian manufactures, local
businesses must now look to the
competition coming from
(Europe) at an obscene pace. The
competition will undermine local


0 By LLOYD ALLEN


STATE Minister for Envi-
ronment Phenton Neymour
announced that "as soon as pos-
sible" the government intends
to*approve a renewable energy
supplier.
He said: "BEC has recently
received proposals for renew-
able energy, they proposal
submissions were closed on
Friday. I've been informed that
there has been a very good
response to the request for pro-
posals for renewable energy."
The minister also indicated
that the proposals can be for
different islands. "So we may
have more than one supplier
throughout the Bahamas."
In his announcement, the
minister made it clear that
though renewable energy is the
way forward for the Bahamas, it
is not always the most afford-
-able option.
Thd minister explained: "It is
important that the Bahamian
people understand that renew-
able energy does not always
mean cheaper. For instance,
solar energy in some locations,
is more expensive than the, tra-
ditional form of energy genera-
tion that we use now."
He suggested that an impor-
tant consideration in adopting
renewable energy on a national
level, is that it would help in the
reduction of carbon emissions
produced by petroleum prod-
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"It's a dark, sad
day for the
Bahamas. The EPA
is not good for this
country, its
development and
its health."

Fayne Thompson

business," he said, arguing that
government should focus on
attaining grants from its biggest
trading partner the United
States instead of submitting to
the EU. Attorney Paul Moss,
member of Bahamians Agitating
for a Referendum on Free Trade
(BARF), said signing the agree-
ment made no economic sense as
it would remove customs duties
on a significant revenue stream.
"I call for a demonstration of
historic proportions to ensure that
the government of the Bahamas
understands that they must (suc-
cumb) to the will of the Bahamian
people and they ought not to sign
this agreement," he said.
According to Mr Laing, the
country has not presented its ser-


Mr Neymour said climate
change is a major factor in the
government's decision to begin
the process of establishing such
an initiative.
He warned that for any pri-
vate company to be approved
for such a project, there are
three key requirements: fipan-
cial sustainability, technologi-
cal capability, and affordabili-
ty on the consumer level.
"I am of the view that this
initiative should have started
many years ago, and we are
actually playing catch up at this
particular time," said the min-
ister.
Adding that the proposals
have not yet been reviewed, Mr
Neymour said the government
will announce "at the appropri-
ate time" any successful pro-
ject.


vices agreement to the EU yet
and does not have to sign onto
the services aspect until six
months after the signing date.
"Which means for us, if we sign
in October we will essentially be
signing a 'goods only' agreement
because we would have no bene-
fits or obligations arising from the
services schedule until we attach
our services schedule. And if we
indefinitely do not attach our ser-
vices schedule, we will have no
benefits, no obligations until then.
"And so we will in effect, come
the signing, be signing a goods
only agreement... with the inten-
tion of following through on the
services side of things," he said.
The services schedule mirrors
the current National Investment
Policy, which presently reserves
13 areas for Bahamians whole-
sale and retail; real estate; local
media; nightclubs and restaurants;
construction; cosmetic establish-
ments; auto and appliance service
operations; and public transport.
Minister Laing said he would
not release the specific signing
date until it is confirmed by
CARICOM with the European
Union, as the date may. be sub-
ject to change.
He said there was not signifi-
cant public education over the five
year EPA negotiating period, but
stressed that the FNM has con-
ducted "enough consultation"
with Bahamian traderssince
assuming office in May, 2007.
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WE WONDER if the local employees of
Morton Salt (Bahamas) understand yet that
only a fool bites the hand that feeds it. '
The miracle of Inagua is that no matter
how many times that hand has been bitten it
is always there in a crises to help Inaguans.
Despite many angry exchanges with union-
ists, damage to company property and a two-
week strike in the weeks preceding the hur-
ricane, Morton's was there to assist their staff
who lost so much on September 7 when Hur-
ricane Ike blew over Great Inagua.
Yesterday Morton's International
announced that within the next week each
staff member will receive $1,000 to assist
them over the hard times ahead.
Staff also will be paid to help clean up the
company's compound, which suffered mil-
lions of dollars in damage.
Bahamians have always heard that Mor-
ton's was a vital ingredient to the success ot
Inagua.
However, those flying from Nassau into
this nation's most southerly outpost this week
were surprised at the importance of the com-
pany to the existence of every person who
calls Inagua home. If Morton's shuts down, so
will Inagua.
Morton supplies everything for Inagua,
including bringing food supplies from the
U.S. on its.vessels to stock the general stonid.
Mr Bernard Dupuch, who like his father
the late Sir Etienne Dupuch, represented
Inagua in the House of Assembly for many
years, recalls the early days just before
the Ericksons sold their West India Chemicals
company to Morton Salt when there were-
rumblings to introduce unions to-Inagua.
It was 1962 and Mr Dupuch was in Inagua
to fight his first election.
Several supporters went with him from
Nassau.
Among them was Herbert Smith, a union
man at heart. After the election when they
had all returned to Nassau, Mr Smith con-
fessed to Mr Dupuch that. he didn't really go
to Inagua to help him in his election, but to
get to know the people and try to quietly
establish a union.
However, he said, he quickly realized that
Inaguans were so dependent on the Erickson
family and their salt company for their very
existence that a union could never work in
Inagua.-
They could never strike, Mr Smith rea-
soned, because this New England family


could return to their roots, and Inaguans
would be left high and dry with no food in the
store.
Realising what was afoot, Mr Dupuch --
unlike Inagua's present MP Alfred Gray who
decided to remain silent during the industri-
al unrest because he didn't want to be blamed
for interfering Mr Dupuch decided, for
the sake of his constituents' future, to inter-
fere. He gathered all the company's senior
staff around him one evening to discuss
unions. By the time the discussion was over,
.the men realized that a union would destroy
them and their island.
By contrast Mr Gray, by his own admission
last week, said he knew that Morton's was
veryy upset by the last labour unrest." He
also knew that Morton's management had
discussed moving their operations to Mexico
if they could not reach agreement with union-
ists. But instead of as did Mr Dupuch -
sitting down and discussing with union lead-
ers the consequences of a strike and contin-
ued industrial discord, he put himself first.
"I stayed out of it because I did not want to
be blamed by the Government or the union
or management for political interference,"
he confessed.
To see Mr Gray pointing his finger, and
loud-mouthing it in the House of Assembly,
silence seemed out of character especially
at such a critical time for his constituents.
No one knows if Morton will resume its
operations in Inagua. However, we do know
that if the company returns it will not be
under the same conditions. As someone
ediiiarked "they can't continue to work under
these conditions."
And what Inaguans must remember is
that they will no longer bhe dealing with Mor-
ton's. The crippled salt company now has
new owners who have no emotional connec-
tions with the people of Inagua.
If Inaguans know what side their bread is
buttered on, they will disband their union
and in times of trouble sit down and discuss
their problems as a family.
Arid if they are wise, they will ban all
union leaders from Nassau. Remember at the
end of a strike, these so-called union advisers
can pack their bags and head back to three
square meals and the comfortable home
awaiting them in Nassau.
At the end of it all, some might even send
them a bill for what the locals thought was
free advice.


BEC tax holiday




is no picnic for




consumers


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(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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we will also monitor BEC pric-
ing closely so as to ensure that
any further fuel surcharge increas-
es are limited by the amount of
the concession given to BEC on
Stamp Tax.
"The reductions in the customs
duties in the 2008/09 are among
the most important tax conces-
sions granted to families in the
recent history of this country".
Further, the Minister of State
with responsibility for utilities
promised significant relief by
August of this year. He and his
government argued that the sig-
nificant increase in the cost of
electricity was due to the hike in
oil prices and beyond the control
of the government and BEC. To
add perspective to this, between
May and July of this year, BEC
increased its surcharge from 21.2
cents per kilowatt hour. to 24.8
cents per kilowatt hour, or 3.6
cents. One can only imagine what
the surcharge increases over the
past eighteen months were. Dur-
ing the last three months, BEC
has benefitted from revenue


windfalls on two fronts: Firstly, a
17 per cent tax concession on duty
and stamp tax on imported oil,
and secondly, a significant reduc-
tion (some 30 per cent) in the
price of oil on the international
market. It is important to note
that BEC pays the oil companies
current market prices on con-
signment. BEC carries no inven-
tory and their benefits from glob-
al price reductions are immedi-
ate. Having said that, it is disap-
pointing and unsatisfactory to
consumers, to learn that during
the August 2008 billing cycle,
BEC passed on a paltry one cent
per Kilowatt hour to its valued
customers. I dare say that monop-
oly has its privileges.
If the policy intent of the gov-
ernment was to focus on the bal-
ance sheet of BEC rather than
facilitating the "impact on house-
hold's incomes and savings," they
should have said so.
Suffice it to say editor, BEC is
enjoying one hell of a "tax holi-
day", but the empirical data
shows that consumers across the
board must work overtime to pay --
for this holiday.
ELCOTT COLEBY
Nassau,
September, 2008.


Adults need to set example to children


EDITOR, The Tribune.
THE announcer on the radio
stated that we are going to have
to teach our children how to
resolve their conflicts in a dif-
ferent manner, if we are to see a
change in the climate of.yio-....
lence that is swallowing up so
many young lives. I agree with
him but I must add that our
children need to see the adults
set some kind of example.
Maybe it is just a problem
that we are not seeing or we
have got absolution from some-
where, but the adults in this
country are playing.
There is an insidious nasti-
ness that is present amount-the.
older folk that makes it very
difficult for the young to escape
its effects.
Church, numbers and sweet-
heartin' are seen as "doin' ya
lil dirt" and seen as being
acceptable.
Doing whatever you can,
whenever you can, to whomev-
er you can in the name of
putting food on the:table is also
seen as acceptable is long as no
one is caught.
The young in this nation have
a front seat to all of this, some
of them are also active partici-
pants in the drama as they have
to pay with their bodies to pay
the bills of living; and some of
us think the problem is "con-


flict resolution."
The government needs to get
the statistics together on how
many of our young people are
fending for themselves.
We need some statistics on
the parents who have reneged
pn_ their responsibility to-pro--
vide and care for their offspring.
We need some statistics on
those parents who are of the
opinion that their children have
been placed on this earth to
work for them, these are the
ones who keep the bank
accounts while their kids are
involved in all kinds of stuff.
We need statistics on those par-
ents, fathers especially who only
show up after a child has strug-
gled on their own to get some-
where; often blaming a cold&
hearted mother for not letting
him become involved in the life,
of one of his many children.
If we can put the stats on a
very large board or screen and
then stand back, maybe we will
get the bigger picture and put
the blame where it is supposed
to be.
The conflict is not with the
child, it is with a very messed
environment that us older folks
perpetuate as we continue to
act our shoe size and not our
chronological ages, taking up
much needed space and time
that belongs to our children by
right.


Ours is a society where too
many adults are childish in the
way they go about this business
of setting the example for those
they are responsible for -
politicians, teachers, pastors,
preachers, apostles, business-
-men.-garbage men, "street
sweepers, this list includes
everybody.
It is not our children who are
conflicted, it is us older folk who
are messed up.
We have not cleared up our
garbage from the past genera-
tion or attempted any kind of
transformation and we know as
a Bible believing nation that
what is not transformed has to
be transferred.
Our young people will not be
able to do better than what we
have done until we "show
them."
Maybe my old from friend
from Farm Road is right about
a generation having to die out,
before we see any changes.
However, he says that those
changes will be carried out by
persons who will truly own what
it is to Bahamian, even though
they may have come from
another country.
There are too many nicely
dressed imposters parading
around this little place.
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EDITOR, The Tribune.
IN HIS 2008/2009 budget com-
munication, the Prime Minister
proposed a two year tax holiday
for BEC amounting to a 17 per
cent rebate on the cost of import-
ed fuel. He suggested that this
tax holiday would translate into
significant savings to Bahamian
households. He further stated that
these tax concessions were the
most important in recent history.
To date, the empirical data from
BEC do not support the
expressed policy intents of the
government. Specifically, Prime
Minister Ingraham had this to say:
"The tax holiday afforded to
BEC for a two year period in this
Budget is designed to slow the
continued increase in energy sur-
charge passed on to customers by
BEC. Additionally, the two year
tax relief now being given should
ease BEC back to a position of
financial soundness.
We expect that the relief given
to BEC for two years on customs
duties and.what was stamp tax
amounting to 17 per cent over-
all, will allow BEC to limit any
further fuel surcharge. The impact
on household's incomes and sav-
ings could be significant.
"As with consumer retail items,


Inaguans beware of unionists







TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008, PAGE 5


THE TRIBUNE


LOCALNW


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Last fall, all of the guest
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Slack immigration controls 'make the




Bahamas a natural base for terrorists'


SLACK immigration con-
trols in the Bahamas make the
country a natural base for ter-
rorists, a former police chief
has warned.
With thousands of undocu-
mented, unregistered illegals,
the Bahamas had no means of
controlling a would-be terror-
ist's ability to carry out an
attack, says former assistant
commissioner Paul Thompson.
His comments come in a
document sent to Prime Minis-
ter Hubert Ingraham, Cabinet
ministers and leading civil ser-
vants in an attempt to alert the
nation to the implications of
illegal immigration.
"These persons reside or
work in most of our islands, yet
we don't know who they are,"
said Mr Thompson, "There is
no register, no photograph or
fingerprint records."
The former officer said ter-
rorist incidents occur when
three conditions are met, with
would-be terrorists having the
desire, ability and opportunity
to attack.
"We cannot control either
the terrorist's desire or ability
to commit a terrorist attack,"
he added, "We can, however,
limit his or her opportunity by
remaining diligent and vigilant
at our borders and in identify-
ing criminal behaviour, which
must be reported to our law
enforcement agencies immedi-
ately."
Mr Thompson said there must
be a "zero tolerance" approach
to the illegal immigrant prob-
lem "as we may well have the
enemy living among us."


Former assistant commissioner

Paul Thompson sounds warning


Among his suggestions
for tackling the problem
are:
An enlarged immigration
department, with properly
equipped personnel working
round-the-clock to liaise with
other law enforcement agen-
cies.
A more secure detention
centre, with higher fences,


trained guard dogs, improved
lighting and monitored cam-
eras.
An ID card with photo-
graph, thumb or fingerprint,
full name and address, for all
immigrants born in the
Bahamas.
Residential status for those
who qualify.
Improved checking proce-


dures, including proof of sta-
tus when applying for driving
licences.
Use of schools, medical
institutions, banks and tenancy
agreements for routine status
checks.
Prosecution of captains and
crews involved in human traf-
ficking.
Elimination of all squatting


in shanty towns, wherever they
exist.
Cash rewards for informa-
tion leading to apprehension
of illegal immigrants.
Prosecution of all illegal
immigrants who return to the
Bahamas after deportation.
Mr Thompson also urged
top-level talks with Haitian
authorities and the US govern-
ment aimed at preventing
human trafficking.
He suggested joint patrols to
stop and search boats leaving
Haiti bound for the Bahamas
and the United States.


* By CHESTER ROBARDS
Tribune Staff Reporter


THERE may be no fanciful, cosmopoli-
tan parade of nations on what would have
been the 14th annual International Cultur-
al Weekend, The Tribune has learned.
According to Aquapure's marketing
manager, Ryan Knowles, an employee of
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed
him that the 2008 cultural weekend had
been cancelled.
Aquapure water was the festival's answer
to the October heat and a Bahamian alter-
native to the world of international bever-
ages both alcoholic and unleaded.
"Usually we hear about it from Mr
(James) Catalyn at least two months in


advance and I.haven't heard from him in a
while," said Mr Knowles.
"So we actually called there (Ministry of
Foreign Affairs) this morning and the lady
informed us."
Mr Catalyn resigned his position as chair-
man of the cultural weekend's committee
last year.
The Tribune contacted Minister of For-
eign affairs, Brent Symonette, regarding
the cancellation. He said he would have to
confirm that the 2008 festival had in indeed
been cancelled. He did not call back up to
press time.
For 13 years flow, the Cultural Weekend
has allowed Bahamians to experience the
sights, sounds, tastes and scents of coun-
tries around the world and provided indi-


viduals from those countries who live here,
a two-day visa back to their homes.
Music, food and exotic libations were the
highlights of the festival, held at the beau-
tiful botanical gardens in Chippingham.
People. indigenous to the countries repre-
sented, showed off the best their nations
had to offer.
The annual event began in October of
1995 and each year has drawn more and
more Bahamian patrons who come to learn
about countries beyond their borders for a
nominal fee much less than an airline
ticket.
"Pretty much the worst part about it is
not having it, besides the work aspect (for
us), a lot of people look forward to it," said
Mr Knowles. "It's just a good time."


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I LOCALHN EWS II


REAL ESTATE CONTROVERSY


Lawyer: Stephen's Close subdivision case


totally different from Exuma land dispute


LAWYER Desmond Edwards,
who represented the developer
in the Stephen's Close subdivi-
sion approved in principle by
government, but later stopped -
said his client's case was not the
same as the Exuma land case
recently decided by Mr Justice
John Lyons.
Handing down his judgment
in a contract dispute involving a
40-acre subdivision in Exuma, Mr
Justice Lyons held that Bahamian
courts could not "enforce" con-
tracts for the sale of lots in subdi-
visions that had not been fully
approved because to do so would
breach the Private Roads and
Subdivisions Act. He warned all
subdivision and real estate devel-
opers and their lawyers, that
according to the Act's wording,
selling subdivision lots without
full approval was "a criminal
offence."
Mr Edwards maintained that
his client's subdivision was not
the same as the Exuma case.
"The facts and circumstances in
the Exuma case are totally and
demonstrably different from the
facts relating to Stephen's Close,"
he said.
"In the Exuma case," said Mr
Edwards, "there was absolutely
no infrastructure in place. In the
Stephen's Close matter, there was
considerable infrastructure in
place."
On the other hand, he said,
"the lots in the Exuma case were
sold from an architectural plan
of lots; the tract of land was unde-
veloped; and the applicable laws
governing subdivisions were
under the Private Roads and Sub-
divisions Act (Out Island), 1956,
Chapter 257."
However, said Mr Edwards,
"in the Stephen Close develop-
ment, the roads were formed and
graded, electrical infrastructure
was partially completed, the lots
were surveyed and marked,
approximately 50 per cent of the
lots lay on an existing road, and
construction of homes were at
completion stage."
He said his client, Ms Denise
Burrows, the developer of
Stephen's Close, "purchased a
tract of land in March 2004 for
the development and sale of
home packages. The property,
which emanated from a Certifi-
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veyance dated March 10, 2004,
thereby allowing her to sell the
land and give free and clear title
to each home buyer, who became
the owners of their I 's."
Mr Edwards said that with
"this considerable level of devel-
opment in place, lots were sold
by the developer and mortgages
were granted by the purchasers'
banks pursuant to and based on
an 'approval in prin-
ciple' which was pre-
viously granted on
September 15,2004."
Mr Edwards said
that this type of
approval has been
generally accepted as
sufficient authority to
commence develop-
ment and the sale of
lots by way of "cus- i ,
tom and usage" by
the legal profession'
and financial institutions for
almost 50 years.
"In Section 5 of the Private
Roads and Subdivisions Act,
1961, Chapter 256," he said, "it
does not distinguish between an
'approval in principle' and a 'final
approval'. The Act only refers to
'approval.' Consequently, it has
been general practice in the legal
and banking community to accept
a subdivision 'approval in princi-
ple' as the basis for the sale of
lots in a subdivision."
During the Christie, adminis-
tration, said Mr Edwards, the
Ministry of Works granted the
"approval in principle" to
Stephen Close developer, Ms
Burrows. The Ministry later
issued a stop order.
"This stop order was made,"
Mr Edwards explained, "because
of incorrect positioning of elec-


"In the Exuma case, there was
absolutely no infrastructure in
place. In the Stephen's Close
matter, there was considerable
infrastructure in place."
Desmond Edwards


trical poles, the re-positioning of
the existing road which emanated
from a boundary dispute between
the original developer and an
adjoining developer, and other
technical issues connected to the
development of the subdivision."
The financing institution
involved in the transaction, said
Mr Edwards, is in possession of
all the relevant deeds and infor-
mation, and is working with the
developer in an
E. attempt to reach a
resolution so that the
subdivision can be
completed and the lot
owners can take pos-
session of their
Si homes.
Eleven persons
who bought lots in
the subdivision have
complained about the
apparent lack. of
progress, claiming
that they are paying off loans on
partially built homes in the sub-
division.
One of them, Shaaron Davis,
who was represented by lawyer
Dion Foulkes when he was in pri-
vate practice and before he
became a Cabinet minister,
claimed that Mr Foulkes had kept
the $50,000 that he had given him
to purchase property in the sub-
division.
Mr Foulkes denied this. He
said the money was forwarded to
Ms Burrows, the developer, and a
"conveyance was duly executed."
"My former law firm," he said
at the time, "is totally blameless.
Mr Davis has good and legal title
to the lots. Their case is against
Sthe developer."
The matter then turned politi-
cal. In late 2007 former cabinet
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was minister of works, and Omar
Archer, who ran for chairman of
the PLP, called for Mr Foulkes'
resignation.
Last week two of the clients
one of Mr Edward's clients
and Mr Davis, Mr Foulkes' client
claimed that the police were
afraid to pursue the matter
because of the personalities
involved.
Mr Edwards denied this. "As a
result of complaints made to the
Police," he said, "I have on behalf
of the developer, fully cooperated
with the police investigation and
have provided them with all the
relevant documents and informa-
tion in this matter."
In a lengthy statement to police
explaining the delays and sup-
ported by documents, Mr
Edwards said that "communica-
tion between the Ministry of
Works, the vendor's attorney and
the developer has been taking
place to unravel the situation. The
developer also met with the home
.buyers to assure them that their
dream of owning their homes is
not denied, but delayed."
Mr Edwards then added:
41 "As you will note, the matter
took on a political bent, when the
former Minister of Works,
Bradley Roberts chose to inter-
meddle.
"These home buyers had
sought the assistance of Mr
Roberts during his tenure as Min-
ister of Works, but he failed to
assist in bringing any resolution to
the problem then, which proves
that his belated interest is purely
political.
"You will also note that this
matter has no criminal implica-
tions from the facts disclosed, and
is therefore a civil matter."


AFTER a long silence, the Stephen Close developer has told
clients saddled with mortgages for controversial property in her
subdivision, that she is doing her best to get "a fair solution to
.what has been a difficult situation for them."
Lawyers have been blamed for failing to represent clients
who ended up tens of thousands of dollars in debt after taking out
mortgages to buy property in a subdivision that did not have final
approval from the PLP government to continue.
The controversy resurfaced recently when Mr Justice John
Lyons ruled in an Exuma case that Bahamian courts could not
"enforce" contracts for the sale of lots in subdivisions that had not
been fully approved because to do so would breach the Private
Roads and Subdivisions Act.
Ms Denise Burrows issued a statement over the weekend to
outline her continuing efforts to resolve the land dispute in the
subdivision and clear up "various inaccuracies and misleading
statements made by others regarding this issue."
"I know," she said, "that this matter has been extraordinari-
ly difficult for many of my clients. But I wish to assure them that
I have acted in'good faith. Indeed my ultimate responsibility is to
ensure that this matter is brought to an equitable conclusion for
my clients."
She said she purchased a tract
"I know that this of land from another developer in
matter has been early 2004. She then obtained
Approval in Principle from the
extraordinarily Ministry of Works to proceed with
difficult for many developing that tract into a subdi-
of my clients." vision known as Stephen's Close.
S my liens. After obtaining the approval
and in conjunction with the original
Denise Burrows developer, significant sums were
Duenise Burrows invested in infrastructural devel-
opment inclusive of land clearing
and surveying and the forming and grading of the road.
Additionally, electrical installations and paving of the main
road were partly completed, she said.
"Consequent to a Ministry of Works stop order in 2005," she
said, "I met with the Town Planning Board to discuss what
efforts I needed to undertake to have the said order lifted as expe-
ditiously as possible. Towards this end I undertook various
efforts to resolve the matter.
"For a period of time I paid interest and/or rent to my clients.
Since the stop order I have worked almost daily to fulfil the
requirements necessary to bring this matter to completion, includ-
ing additional design work.
"Moreover, I have submitted all of the legal documents relat-
ing to the subdivision and my clients to the financing institution.
Through my attorney I am currently in talks with that institution
to bring a resolution to this matter.
"First, it should be noted that following the stop order the
financial institution suspended payments by all clients whose
houses were under construction.
"Throughout this process I have been in contact with my
clients, worked diligently with my lawyer, the Ministry of Works
and the financial institution to bring resolution to these mat-
ters.
"I will continue my efforts until my clients 'are satisfied that
they have received a fair solution to what has been a difficult sit-
uation for them."


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discuss tourism,

transportation
A SPECIAL Meeting of
CARICOM Council for
Trade and Economic Devel-
opment will be held in Port-
of-Spain, Trinidad and Toba-
go on September 18.
The meeting will be held
to discuss tourism and trans-
portation/ civil aviation.
The Twenty-Eighth Spe-
cial COTED will be con-
vened to fulfill a mandate
given by the heads of gov-
ernment of CARICOM to
develop recommendations
on a regional tourism mar-
keting campaign.
The recommendations are
to include a budget, a
method of funding and a
time-line for implementation.
At the 29th meeting of the
conference of heads of gov-
ernment in Antigua and Bar-
buda in July, the heads of
government also mandated
that a special meeting of the
COTED be convened to
address the implementation
of decisions taken and the
outstanding matters relating
to tourism and regional and
international transportation.
The establishment of a
CARICOM ministerial
organ for tourism, the pro-
motion and development of
airline hubs, and possibilities
for a single air space, are
among the issues that are to
be discussed.
The ministerial meeting
will be preceded by a
preparatory meeting of offi-
cials today.


Heavy rain 'causes water


damage' in court building


* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
EXTENSIVE water damage from a leaking
roof in Senior Justice Anita Allen's court has cre-
ated cumbersome working conditions for Supreme
Court officers.
According to sources, heavy rains the night
before last flooded the building, causing haz-
ardous working conditions and significant water
damage.
A Tribune photographer was on scene to cap-
ture the damage in the office, where documents
were being stored in boxes, evidently for safe-
keeping.
Earlier this year, Justice Allen's courtroom,
located in the Hansard Building, was deemed
unfit to.be occupied by a Ministry of Works
inspector after it was determined that a portion of
the floor was "sinking".
The Ministry of Works recommended that Jus-


Minister calls for national waste


disposal and cleanliness campaign


* By LLOYD ALLEN
ENVIRONMENT Minister
Earl Deveaux yesterday called
for the immediate implementa-
tion of a national waste disposal
and cleanliness campaign.
With the Bahamas continually
redefining itself in an effort to
become established within the
global market, Mr Deveaux,
along with State Minister Phenton
Neymour, told ministry person-


nel yesterday that it is important
to not only understand the sig-
nificance of the Ministry of Envi-
ronment, but to also strive to
establish ways to balance envi-
ronmental preservation with
infrastructural development.
During the. ministry's first offi-
cial forum since it was established
in. July of this year, Mr Deveaux
highlighted a number of initia-
tives which are a part of his over-
all vision statement for the Min-
istry for Environment.
"It is a vision that seeks to
manage the natural resource
endowment of the Bahamas in a
way to produce lasting employ-
ment and prosperity, propelled
by the global demand in areas
such as agriculture, tourism, com-
mercial fishing, sport fishing,
- forestry, bio-technology, renew-
able energy,. and do it all in an
environmentally friendly way,"
Mr Deveaux said.
"I would like to see an imme-
diate national waste disposal and
cleanliness campaign implement-
ed. And I'd like to see waste to
energy production with recycling,
and re-use implemented."
Mr Neymour told the forum's
attendees that the issue of energy
is a political hot topic, not only in'
the United States, but also here in
the Bahamas
"That is why it is critical that
we continue our hard work on a
National Energy Policy. (NEP),
and we must inform the public of
how this NEP affects all govern-
mental agencies and ministries,"
he said.
Included under the umbrella
of the Ministry of Environment
are the Department of Meteorol-
ogy; the Department of Environ-
mental Health Services (DEHS);
the Bahamas Environment, Sci-
ence and Technology Commis-
sion (BEST); the Department of


Physical Planning; the forestry
section; the Botanical Gardens;
the Bahamas Electrical Corpora-
tion; the Water and Sewerage
Corporation; the Bahamas
National Geographic Information
System (BNGIS); the Bahamas
Maritime Authority (BHA), and
the Port Department where the
ministry is located."


tice Allen's court be moved to an alternate loca-
tion; however she is still hearing cases in the same
building.
"What happened was that there was portion
of the floor that was having problems and we
sent our engineers to investigate. A portion of
the floor was sinking and it was a possibility that
the floor joist needed to be replaced," Ministry of
Works director Gordon Major told.The Tribune
yesterday.
"But we were setting about to do was to have an
independent engineer do an analysis just to deter-
mine what we were recommending was correct
(but) that hasn't been done yet".
He said the building is not up to standards and
is unsafe.
"We realized that it needed to be addressed, I
think they were looking for suitable alternate
space to be used for courts," said Mr Major, who
was surprised to learn Justice Allen was still hear-
ing cases in the building.


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N By LLOYD ALLEN
MINISTER of Environment Earl Deveaux says that "informed
thinking" is what is needed in the planning of a modern National
Emergency Policy, intended to minimise the level to which the
local eco-system is affected by pollution.
According to the minister, his vision for various agencies and
departments within the ministry includes:
the introduction of a waste-to-energy recycling initiative
the implementation of new building standards
the formulation of research to evaluate the impact of climate
change
the development of strategies of lifestyle changes should glob-
al warming affect the Bahamas
the establishment of a Bahamas Maritime Institute with the
University of the Bahamas.,
the establishment of an efficient docks committee.
the safeguarding of ground water resources
the production of local trees for landscaping all public places
Most notably, the minister said: "For BEC we would like to see
the conversion of the Bahamas to an energy mix which results in
greater energy security, through the use of renewable resources, and
a sound energy policy."
The minister added that for these and other initiatives to be ful-
ly effective in the reduction otpollution and in the preservation of
natural resources, it is crucial that all Bahamians take part.
"If we do not engage the Bahamian public, and if we do not
relentlessly ensure that the Bahamian public accept responsibility
for the grime, and the filth, and the waste that populate our
national floor and marine environment, we will fail," said the min-
ister.


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Police are


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muranderhocreates hazard and eyesore
Grand BahamaIy


FROM page one
According to reports, the
stabbing occurred at the Pepper
Pot Takeaway Restaurant on
East Sunrise Highway last Fri-
day.
S Supt Rahming said sometime
around 1.12am on September
12, police received information
that a young man had just been
stabbed at the Pepper Pot.
When uniformed and plain-
clothes officers arrived at the
scene, they saw the victim
bleeding profusely from stab
wounds to his upper back.
EMS personnel were dis-
patched to the scene and took
the victim to the Trauma Sec-
tion at the Rand Memorial
Hospital, where his condition
was described as critical.
Police were later notified by
hospital officials that the young
man had died of his injuries
Around 3pm Friday.
According to reports, the
deceased was at the Pepper Pot
when a vehicle pulled up with
two male occupants. The pas-
senger engaged in a confronta-
tion with the deceased and
stabbed him several times in
the back.
The suspects fled in the vehi-
cle. Anyone with information
that can assist the police with
their investigation is asked to
call CDU at 350-3107/8.


FROM page one

The Port Department gave
the company permission to
use the waterway on a tem-
porary basis when a storm
warning came into effect for
the Bahamas as Tropical
Storm Hanna approached.
But attorney Tracy Fergu-
son maintains that the barge's
continued presence in the res-
idential waterway is unjusti-
fied as all storm and hurricane
warnings for the Bahamas
have long been dropped.
Despite this all attempts
thus far to get Devcon to
move the vessel have failed
and she is afraid that if it
remains in the waterway it has
the potential to come loose
and cause massive damage to
hers and neighboring homes.
"If your intention was only
to take shelter, why are you
still in our waterway now
becoming a nuisance to the
residents as well as a threat?.
Whoever gave the permission
surely did not give it indefi-
nitely," said Ms Ferguson.
Devcon is currently con-
tracted by Albany to under-
take dredging work related to
their proposed marina. The


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THE DEVCON VESSEL, described by Coral Harbour homeowner Tracy Ferguson as around 200 feet long
and 75 feet wide, has been moored opposite her.property in the Flamingo waterway since August 28.
\


barge has numerous pieces of
heavy equipment on board.
Ms Ferguson said: "It is
unfair that Devcon does what
it wants to protect its million
dollar vessel but my invest-
ment should face jeopardy
without opposition."
She suggests that Devcon
had "ample time to make
proper legitimate and legal
arrangements to take shelter"
somewhere else where it
would have been safe from the
storms but sees the company
as having "for economic rea-


sons," chosen to come to
Coral Harbour instead.
"It's like they're saying, 'To
hell with everybody'," Ms Fer-
guson said.
After writing to Devcon to
express her displeasure, Dev-
con's attorney, Gail Lockhart
Charles, proposed in a Sep-
tember 5th response that Ms
Ferguson "adopt a more char-
itable attitude" in light of the
pending storms.
The Devcon representative
also denied her request to give
a written undertaking that it


would cover the costs of any
damage that could result from
its barge being in the water-
way.
With the storms long'passed
Ms Ferguson said, her "lack
of charity, as (Lockhart
Charles) put it, is fortifying
into something else: Anger."
An e-mail to Ms Lockhart
Charles indicating her posi-
tion, has had no response.
Ms Ferguson said that never
in the 38 years that her moth-
er, who owns property near
to her own, has lived in Coral


"Firebomb'





at court bi

FROM page one of courts being burned down. Co
was burnt down a few years ago.
Court officials said that they believed ."There were some prior attem
that the incident may have occurred Sun- burn, the courts on Nassau Street
day night, was burnt down a couple of year
Speaking briefly with The Tribune yes- and they had to refurbish it.
terday Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez "Arson is a common threat
said he hopes to have security measures around the courts," he said.
stepped up to ensure that such incidents Magistrate Gomez said he di
do not occur. know much about the apparent
"We had a similar incident six weeks attempt on Court 8, only.that it app
ago on Nassau Street where someone as though sometime Sunday night
tried to cause a fire in court number 11. one attempted to set fire to the dc
It only affected the blinds it didn't the court.
spread, they threw it through the win- "In this profession you have
dow," Magistrate Gomez said. careful, you get threats sometimes
"There have also been prior incidents of the things we hope to address


set off




lilding


urt 6
pts to
t, that
*s ago
now
d not
arson
feared
some-
oor of
to be
s. One
s with


the new courts is that we will have secu-
rity cameras set up and it will be much
easier to watch because all of the courts
will be in one building but as they are
now they are spread all over and it is
much harder to watch all of them," Mag-
istrate Gomez said.
Magistrate Gomez said he hopes to
have security cameras installed to deter
such activity.
However, he could not say when the
security measures would be implement-
ed.
Police press liaison officer ASP Wal-
ter Evans confirmed yesterday that the
matter is currently under police investi-
gation.


" Tjj ; j .-FROM page one

"burst" him across the head
i with beer bottles.
cnlpifn M oto rs Ltd Mr Smith, who lives 50 feet
Saway from where he was
-r attacked, was able to briefly
escape his attackers and
run for his life towards his
Use Ca home.
The men chased him and as
he reached his front door one
took out a cutlass and
"chopped his shoulder."
The attackers then turned
fltheir attention to Mr Smith's


24-year-old man in custody in

connection with weekend murder


25-year-old wife, Tpmara
Smith.
They stabbed her twice in
her back when she came out
to see what was going on.
Mr Smith bled to death in
the front room of his home as,
his children stood by, said one
witness. However, police


reported that Mr Smith died
shortly after he and his wife
were taken to hospital for
treatment.
In an allegedly misdirected
act of retaliation, the homes of
two Haitian families were
burnt to the ground, leaving
them with nothing.


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Harbour has "a vessel of this
size ever attempted, let alone
been allowed, to moor in this
waterway."
Herbert Bain, the official at
the Port Department who told
Devcon to moor inside Coral
Harbour, told Ms Ferguson
that his directions were that
it should do so in a "dead
end" area and not in front of
people's homes.
Ms Ferguson said she has
been informed that the owner
of the undeveloped lot oppo-
site hers in breach of the
rules that govern the develop-
ment is-charging Devcon
to keep their vessel moored
there and does not appear to
object to the situation as does
she and other residents.
Tyrone Mckenzie, vice pres-
ident at Albany, denied yes-
terday that his company has
anything to do with the con-
tinued mooring of the vessel in
Flamingo Waterway.
He said he has been
informed that during the
storm expatriate workers on
the barge left the country and
have yet to return to continue
their work.
"They were supposed to
move the vessels as soon as
the storm was passed. We said
basically the flak we are going
to get for this means they have
to do that. But quite frankly
they are a private company
and whatever arrangement
they have with the individual
who owns the land is a private
matter."
A message left for Ms Lock-
hart Charles was not returned
up to press time yesterday.


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BRITISH Airways' Nassau
flights will move to the new state-
of-the-art Terminal 5 at London
Heathrow Airport on September
17.
"We are pleased to offer our
Nassau, Providenciales and Cay-
man customers an enhanced trav-
el experience in Terminal 5," said
Diane Corrie, British Airways
commercial manager for the
Caribbean.
"The terminal has now been
open since March 27, 2007. More
than six million people have expe-
rienced its state-of-the-art sys-
tems and luxury amenities and
we believe Terminal 5 will exceed
the expectations of our passen-
gers travelling this route," she.
said.
The service from London to.
Nassau was scheduled to start fly-
ing out of Terminal 5 earlier this
year, but a major glitch in the
baggage handling system, which
cost British Airways tens of mil-
lions of dollars, delayed the move.
Covering a space as large as
London's Hyde Park, British Air-
ways' London Heathrow Termi-
nal 5 was designed to redefine air
travel by replacing queues,
crowds and stress with space, light
and calm.
The 4.3 billion ($7.7 million)
building, designed by the Richard
Rogers Partnership, features floor
to ceiling windows and views of
the runways, aircraft, countryside


and even Windsor Castle and
Wembley Stadium. ,
Terminal 5 offers 96 check-in
kiosks designed to eliminate
queuing. The rapid transit system
connection between the two
buildings moves passengers and a
new super-efficient baggage sys-
tem is designed to minimise wait-
ing times for baggage collection
when passengers land.
The environmentally friendly
Terminal 5 also boasts the largest
airline lounge complex in the
world, large enough to cater to
2,500 passengers, along with an
extensive range of dining options.
Travellers can enjoy shopping
at stores such as Harrods, Coach,
Prada, and well-known British
stores. Terminal 5 is built on
reclaimed land from previous
sludge works. Among green ini-


tiatives already in place at Ter-
minal 5 are the collection and re-
use of rainwater for non-potable
uses. Additionally, a 85 per cent
of heating for Terminal 5 is sup-
plied by excess heat produced
from the Heathrow heat and
power station, piped through an
underground tunnel.
Landscaping includes 30,000
native woodland plants and 4,000
trees and shrubs, while smarter
runway and airport design mean
aircraft engines idle less, reducing
emissions. "Whether departing,
arriving or connecting through,
to travel with British Airways and
to fly from or to Terminal 5, is to
change the way you fly forever.
We're proud to be a global air-
.line, connecting people, places,
cultures and businesses," said Ms
Corrie.


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Support and manage Window XP desktops and laptops, including '
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008


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Miller's

sporting

solution

to help

fight

crime

* By BRENT STUBBS
.Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
WITH all the crime and
violence taking place in the
country, Bahamas Olympic
Association (BOA) president
Wellington Miller says he
may have an answer to help
alleviate the problem.
Miller said one of the best
ways to help to fight crime is
to get more young men
involved in sporting activi-
ties so that they can have ,a
healthier environment to
'vent their frustrations.
"During this weekend, I
was thinking about the two
recent murders and three
persons who were killed in
the car accident and I was
thinking that it would be
good if we can start encour-
aging sports leaders in their
community," he said.
"At one time, that was the
norm for the sports leaders
to take the forefront in
encouraging persons in their
community to get more
involved in sports."
Miller, who is also presi-
dent of the Amateur Boxing
Federation of the Bahamas,
said the BOA is going to take
the initiative and make their
contribution to the develop-
ment of sports in various
communities.
He noted that in short
order, the BOA will host a
series of sports rallies in com-
munities such as the "Big
Yard" and. Cordeaux
Avenue where they will be
encouraging all of the core
sports involved in the asso-
ciation to participate.
I "As you know, sports is a
very, very'good alternative,"
Miller pointed out. "It disci-
plines you, it gives you a
healthy body and a strong
mind. It helps you to stay
away from negative things."
Having attended the
XXIX Olympic Games last
month in Beijing, China,
where -he watched the
Jamaican dominance in ath-
letics, Miller said the public
should be aware of the fact
that two of their stars, Usain
Bolt and Sherry-Ann Fraser,
came from areas that have
been infested by crime. ,
He said if they could have
been transformed into the
top male and female sprint-
ers at the Olympics, he does-
n't see why the Bahamas
can't produce its own share
of world-beaters by the next
Olympics slated for Lon-
don in 2012.
"If the.people in the com-
munity can take on the lead
and show the youngsters that
there is a better way through
sports, we can see a more
vibrant country on the inter-
national scene again," he
said.
As a result of Bolt's incred-
ible feat in Beijing, Miller
said the sprinter is now a mil-
lionaire. And he said Fraser
should be handsomely
rewarded when the Olympic
celebrations are held in
Jamaica starting on October
3.
"It's just no limit to what
could be done," Miller
stressed. "You never know
what to expect from your
involvement in sports. So I
think it's time for us as the
Olympic Association and
sporting bodies to walk
through these communities
and hold sports rallies to
encourage more Bahamians
to get involved in sports."


SEE page 13


* By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter'
n a series that was pushed to
its five- game limit, the Real
Deal Rangers captured the
Bahamas Government
Departmental Basketball
Association (BGDBA) championship
for the second time in the last three
years.
The Rangers closed out the series
with a 79-75 win over the Bamboo
Shack Aces to take the series 3-2 on
Saturday night at the Kendal G L
Isaacs Gymnasium in the season finale.
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tered most, leading the Rangers and all
scorers, scoring 30 points in the close-
out game.
Kevin McPhee chipped in with 22
while Brandon Ingraham added 19.
Mark Hanna led the Aces with 25
while Valentino Richardson, slowed
considerably by injury, was limited to


18. Lamont Bain added 16.
The depth of the Rangers' bench
and the performances of their role'
players like Scooter Reid and Sonny
Miller proved to be the difference in
the series and one of the key factors in
the championship series.
The series proved to be a matchup


of the top teams in the league, evident
of its back and forth nature, neither
team won consecutive games and the'
largest margin of victory was just eight
points.
The teams split the first four games
SEE page 13


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ambassador to 'discuss



matters of mutual interest'


* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
MINISTER of Sports Desmond
Bannister, after traveling to the
XXIX Olympic Games in Beijing,
China, is eager to continue a rela-
fionship with the Chinese here in
the Bahamas.
At his office yesterday, Minis-
ter Bannister and Archie Nairn,
the permanent secretary, met with
Chinese Ambassador Hu Ding
Xian and first secretary Tan Jian to
discuss the way forward.
"After our successful visit to
China, we are delighted that we
can sit with you and discuss matters
of mutual interest," Bannister said.
"I want to thank you for provid-
ing us the opportunity while in Chi-
na to meet with the All China
Youth Federation, which was a
very productive meeting."
As a result of the meeting, Ban-
nister said there are many ways in
which both countries can come
together for the betterment of


"Through these games, China
has shown to the world that it
is a.peaceful country, it's not
a threat to anyone and it's a
country with a great heritage
and it is moving forward..."
Chinese Ambassador Hu Ding Xian


sports and youth.
"We are looking forward to con-
tinuing to work with you," he said.
Now that he and Nairn are back
home, Bannister said they want to
get on the ball right away to discuss
their further relationship with Chi-
na.
When asked about the much
anticipated proposed national sta-
dium and reconstruction of the
Queen Elizabeth Sports Center,
Bannister said those matters are


also on their agenda for discussion.
"We are looking forward to con-
tinued dialogue on those issues,"
he said.
Not only did he view the games,
but Bannister said he had a chance
to walk on the Great Wall of Chi-
na and was able to purchase a
unique straw hat as a reminder of
the trip for years to come.
Bannister said the Chinese won
the most gold medals ever at the
Olympics and their athletes per-


formed exceptionally well. And he
said the performance of Team
Bahamas was just as exceptional,
adding that he was happy that the
two countries have been able to
meet now that the games are over.
Ding Xian said he was elated to
meet with Minister Bannister. "I
am very glad to be here with the
honourable minister and I am very
glad that he and the permanent
secretary had a very good time in
Beijing."
He said the Bahamian govern-
ment provided a lot of support to
help China to provide an opportu-
nity to display to the world that
they can host the games.
"Through these games, China
has shown to the world that it is a
peaceful country, it's not a threat
to anyone and it's a country with a
great heritage and it is moving for-
ward," he said.
Ding Xian said with the diplo-
matic ties established between the
two countries, they will continue
to discuss ways in which they can
further enhance their.relationship.


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Miller's

sporting

solution

to help

fight

crime-- -

FROM page 11

With the country filled
with so many former athletes
who have competed on the
international level in the var-
ious sports, Miller said it's
their goal to encourage a lot
of them to give back to the
BOA's initiative by coming
out and sharing their person-
al experiences.
"We want to get them
involved by telling what it's
like to be representing your
country, what it feels like to
have the Bahamas placed
across your chest, what it
feels like to march in the
parade and what it feels like
to have the national anthem
or the flag raised at the
games," Miller said.
"What a feeling. That is
what Vwe want to encourage
them to'do because I believe
that we can find a lot more
athletes and have a good pro-
gramme for the next
Olympics. We have good
qualified coaches. It's just a
matter of getting the people
committed to getting
involved in the sports."
Miller said this is a way for
those persons to make their
parents and family proud and
even the country proud.
"I really want to. start this
programme soon because I
believe that the time is right,"
Miller projected. "We just
need to let them know that
the world is much bigger than
just living through their cor-
per.
"We want them to come
and travel with us. Let them
sit down with some of these
top athletes and hear how
they got to where they are
and what are they doihg to
make sure that they are
ready to compete at the next
games."


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BOA expects Team Bahamas'



welcome-home celebrations



to 'go very well, says Miller


* By BRENT STUBBS '
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
BAHAMAS Olympic Association
president Wellington Miller says the
BOA expects that the welcome-home
celebrations for Team Bahamas'
Olympians "will go very well."
With the Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture preparing for the celebrations
next month, he said two BOA officers
have been designated to work on the
organising committee.
The ministry has not yet released the
official dates or details of the celebra-
tions.
"That's going good," Miller said. "We
expect that it will go very well."
While it has been less than two months
since the new executive board took office,
Miller said they are making progress in
thi right direction.
"Everybody is upbeat and we have
been having meetings and we hope to
have an all-day meeting on Saturday
when we really put our plan of action to
the general body," he said.
One of the immediate goals of the asso-
ciation, according to Miller, is to have


the office properly staffed with a manag-
er and a secretary. He said they have a
number of r6sum6s that they are care-
fully looking over before they make a
final decision.
Meanwhile, Miller said he -has been
spending some time at the office during
the day to answer any and all inquiries.
from the affiliated sporting organizations.
He noted that the other officers are
posted there during the evening. "There
are a lot of things that we are looking
at," he said. "So I am very happy with the'
way things have been going."
Elected on July 24, Miller said he and
his executive board found themselves
smashed into the travel of the national
team to the XXIX Olympic Games in
Beijing, China that ran from August 8-24.
He said secretary general Rommel
"Fish" Knowles was able to start working
right away and they had a number of per-
sons who were given some specific
responsibilities, such as vice president
Mike Sands, who dealt with the rein-
statement of long jumper Jackie Edwards
on the Olympic team.
Having had the opportunity to travel to
Beijing for his first official visit as presi-
dent of the'BOA, Miller said he and


Knowles are now gearing up to travel to
Mexico for the Pan American Sports
Organisation meeting, slated for Octo-.
ber 9-11.
"Since this is our first meeting we have
to go there and see what the set up is all
about and what we can get from it first,"
he said. "We certainly want to see what
kind of help we will get and then we can
start lobbying for it."
Miller said if the trip to Beijing was
any indication, he can't wait to go to
Mexico. "It was very good being intro-
duced to all of the big mucks in the
Olympic movement," he said. "It was
good. It was good."
With the BOA being the highest sport-
ing body in the country, Miller said they
intend to have the office reflect.that, so
once they are properly set up, the sport-
ing bodies look forward to an efficient
organisation that will definitely make a
difference.
He said that all of the officers, Who
are directly involved in the majority of
the.core sporting bodies in the country,
are all eager to get to work to turn things
around, especially after the fiasco that
they experienced over the last two years
in getting the elections off the ground.


Celtics mark 17th NBA Championship.


by bringing the trophy to Vermont


Rangers


show they


are the


'real deal'

FROM page 11.

when Rangers took game
one 78-74, the Aces.respond-
ed to take game two 97-89,
the Rangers again won game
three 92-84, and the Aces
held off elimination in game
four with an 88-82 win.
Tom Grant Sr, president
of the BGDBA, congratulat-
ed the Rangers on an out-
standing season and noted
their depth as the determin-
ing factor.
"They came a really long
way...At the beginning of the
season they were playing
more like individuals, but
after the break they came
together and started to gel
more as a team," he said.
"They stood out because of
their supporting cast. All the
teams have a few stars but
it's how the players around
those guys and how they step
up that could decide a game
and a series."
Grant said the league
experienced growth in a very
successful season and looks
to continue this growth in the
near future.
"This year was a great year
for us and I am really excited.
about the league and its
future moving forward," he
said. "From what we have
seen all season and especial-
ly in the championship I
think the league is ready to
move on to that next level.
The league was very well
organised this year. We com-
pleted the season in the exact
four month window we
established and the anticipa-
tion built as the year went
on."'
The final three seedsof the_..
playoff seeds were decided
by tiebreakers.
" Grant said the association
has major plans as it moves
forward which will include
fostering relationships with
other local leagues and seek-
ing possible scholarship..
opportunities for its players.
"In the near future we
hope to stage a complete all-
star weekend," he said. "It
would be good if we would
be able to establish all-star
teams to play against the oth-
er leagues and also to play
against COB and other col-
lege teams when they come
to town. What they can do is
maybe give some of the
younger guys an opportunity
to get noticed by one of those
schools and get a scholarship
opportunity."


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Charity Armbrister, manager of
Family Islands, Ministry of Tourism,
and Sean Grimberg, president of
Bimini Bay .esort.


BIMINI John Bull hosted a
grand opening celebration for its
new store located at the Bimini
Bay Resort and Marina.
Several government officials
from the Bahamas Tourism
Office as well as John Bull exec-
utives attended a ribbon-cutting
ceremony that took place on
August 29 at the store, which is
located in the resort's Fisherman's
Village.
Charity Armbrister, the Min-
istry of Tourism's general man-
ager for the Family Islands, John
Bull executives' Rick Hazlewood
and Inga Bowleg, and president
of the Bimini Bay Resort Sean
Grimberg all gave remarks at the
event.
"The grand opening was an
exciting day for Bimini because
John Bull represents the finest in
Bahamian businesses," said Mr
Grimberg.
"Tourists from all around the
world have enjoyed the John Bull
experience, and now they can
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John Bull, a family-owned
company since 1929, offers the
most sought-after names in jew-
elry, timepieces and other luxury
gifts including Cartier, David
Yurman, Gucci, Movado and
Mikimoto.
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official Bahamas retailer for
Rolex for more than 50 years.
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lected was sorted and filed by type. The data was sent to the Ocean Con-
servancy which tracks global marine debris.
VOLUNTEERS throughout the Bahamas are preparing to take
part in the Ocean Conservancy's 23rd annual International Coastal
Cleanup Day on September 20.
International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICC) is the world's largest
one-day volunteer event aimed at stemming pollution of the marine
environment. Last year, 378,000 volunteers from 76 countries and 45
states cleared six million pounds of trash from oceans and waterways
and recorded every piece of trash collected.
The ICC started as a local programme in Texas and gradually
expanded to include every major body of water in the world.
As such, it not only makes a powerful statement about global con-
cern for the environment, it also empowers local communities to do
something about pollution.
"Last year record numbers of volunteers came out to clean-up
shorelines and waterways in the Bahamas on International Coastal
Cleanup Day," said Tanya Moss, education co-ordinator for Dolphin
Encounters on Blue Lagoon Island and national co-ordinator of Inter-
national Coastal Cleanup Day in the Bahamas.
"Volunteers collected 16,436 debris items in New Providence alone
and that is a tremendous achievement. We hope that this year even
more people volunteer to participate in this important event. There are
many ways to become involved."
How To Participate
In Nassau
Dolphin Encounters Project BEACH will host a beach cleanup on
International Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 20, from
9am to 2pm at Yamacraw Beach, just past Stoke's Cabana. The pub-
lic is invited to volunteer and attend. Call Tanya Moss at 363-7180 ext
303 or 359-0278 for more information or to volunteer.
Project BEACH will also be hosting month-long Beach Buddies and
Project Green programmes with local students. Please call the educa-
tion department at 363-7180 extension 303 to co-ordinate a pro-
gramme.
In Abaco
Friends of the Environment, the International Coastal Cleanup co-
ordinators for Abaco, together with the Ministry of Tourism Office in
Abaco, have organised events including beach cleanup. For more
information contact Anita Knowles at Friends of the Environment at
242-367-2721, email her at: anita@friendsoftheenvironment.org, or
visit www.friendsoftheenvironment.org.
In Grand Bahama
On Saturday, September 20 under the theme "Keep Grand Bahama
Beautiful", volunteers will clean up 12 beaches and shorelines; from
8am to 1pm. Pepsi, Coke-a Cola, hotels and local government councils
are sponsoring the refreshments for the volunteers. The Ministry of
Tourism office in Grand Bahama serves as the Grand Bahama co-ordi-
nator for International Coastal Cleanup. Call Renamae Symonette at
242-352-8044 or email rsymonette@bahamas.com for more information.
All Other Islands
Contact Tanya Moss at Dolphin Encounters for information pack-
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'Significant change' to

development model


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A Supreme
Court ruling will
"significantly
change how
development
occurs" in the
Bahamas by pre-
vepting develop-
ers from pre-sell-
ing lots to fund u
subdivision infra-
structure build-
out, a government minister yes-
terday telling Tribune Business
that regulatory oversight need-
ed to be strengthened.
Dr Earl Deveaux, minister of
the environment, which has
responsibility for Town Plan-
ning issues, said Justice John
Lyons' ruling that selling lots in
subdivisions which did not have
full approval was a criminal
offence would "have an effect"
on developers who sought to
parcel up their land into lots
and sell them to finance infra-
structure build-out.
As full subdivision approval is.
only given to developers who
have either lodged a perfor-


Subdivision regulation
needs 'stronger oversight'

mance bond with the Ministry
of Works to cover infrastruc-
ture costs should they default
on their obligations, or those
who have already put in the
necessary utilities, Justice Lyon-
s's ruling effectively neuters this
method for financing subdivi-
sion growth.
Sources have told Tribune
Business that attorneys are like-
ly to appeal the Justice's ruling,
. given that lot pre-selling has
been widely used to fund real
estate development both local
and international for decades.
In these cases, clients who have
acquired pre-sold lots place the
funds into escrow and they are
released at certain stages as the
infrastructure work is complet-
ed.
"That will come under con-
siderable scrutiny as a result of
the ruling," Dr Deveaux said of
this development method. Peo-
ple who are seeking to buy land
will ask the developer: 'Do you
SEE page 6B


Don't 'capitulate


to fearful and the


insular' over EPA


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
INDUSTRIES
ranging from
organic farming
to high-end fash-
iof are potential-
ly ripe export
opportunities for
Bahamian entre-
preneurs via the
Economic Part-
nership Agree-


Minister outlines
opportunities on
top of current $90m
exports to Europe

ment (EPA), a government
minister said yesterday, as he
urged this nation "not to capit-
ulate to the fearful and insular".
Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, said that by
signing on to the EPA agree-
ment with the European Union
(EU) next month, as the Gov-
ernment planned to do, it would
not only preserve preferential,
duty-free market access terms
for $90 million worth of
Bahamian exports, but also cre-
ate export opportunities for oth-
er sectors.
"If you ask me, I think the
Bahamas has opportunities in
organic farming," Mr Laing told
Tribune Business. "I think the
Bahamas has opportunities in
biofuels, given our natural envi-.
ronment, and alternative ener-
gy, to the extent that we can
ally ourselves with leading,
providers of this kind of thing.
"I think high-end crafts are
an opportunity for us, where we
cater to the, upscale end of the
market. There are also high-end
fashion opportunities for us."
Mr Laing added: "There are

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'No evidence' developers


urged to be eco-friendly


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Business Editor
Tl'here is "no evi-
dence" that major
foreign direct
investment pro-
jects are being encouraged to
adopt sustainable develop-
ment practices and use renew-
able resources, a Bahamian
engineering group has
warned, saying it was "imper-
ative" for the Government to
finalise its National Environ-
mental Policy.
A research paper produced
for an international confer-
ence by Bahamians David
Davis (now permanent secre-
tary in the Prime Minister's
Office), Hammond Rahming,
Michael Diggiss and Lelawat-
tee Manoo-Rahming, said all
project Environmental
Impact Assessments (EIAs)
needed to answer how much
their impact was being
reduced or minimised.
"There is .no evidence that
the projects are being encour-


Minister says draft environmental

policy will not be 'one cap fits

all' developments


aged to minimise consump-
tion of non-renweable
resources and maximise con-
sumption of renewable
resources," they wrote in their
paper, presented at the Con-
struction in Developing
Countries International Sym-
posium in Trinidad.
"As an example, the
Bahamas has an abundance
of sun days, yet no project has
been required to use solar
energy for the production of
electricity for heating water
or air conditioning.
"The use of solar energy
minimises atmospheric emis-
sions by reducing the use of
grid power, the production of
which has negative environ-
mental impacts, especially in


terms of global warming."
The authors added: "The
marina/resort/second home
type of development inher-
ently utilises a substantial
amount of land. Minimising
the consumption of land is an
important aspect of the draft
Environmental Policy.......
"It is hoped that the Gov-
ernment would soon finalise
the National Environment
Policy, and that'this would
lead to a master plan for the
development of each Bahami-
an island that will benefit all
Bahamians."
However, 'Dr Earl
Deveaux, minister of the envi-
ronment, yesterday said it was

SEE page 2B


'Third World' practices hurt Bahamas


* By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Business Reporter
THE Bahamas is attempting
to do business with first-world
clients while still employing
third world practices, the
Bahamian Contractors Associ-
ation's president said yesterday,
in response to a World Bank
survey that highlighted the dif-
ficulties involved in obtaining
building permits in this nation.
Stephen Wrinkle said the
results of the survey were very
important and "brought to light
what the industry has already
known; that thereis insufficient
staffing or resources in place to
accommodate any change in
doing business".
Mr Wrinkle said the Bahamas
must implement more efficient
operations, particularly as it
relates to the Government
approval process.


He stressed
that delays in the
approval process
were extremely
costly, particular-
ly when dealing
with investors
spending millions
- or in some cases
billions on a
development.
Mr Wrinkle
said that having to wait years
for all the relevant approval
processes to be completed can
drive interest payments alone
to hundreds of thousands, or
even millions, of dollars.
"If this happens year after
year, you cannot expect devel-
opers to just stay in the game,"
he said.
Mr Wrinkle maintained that
this "dragging of feet" is part of
the reason why the previously
estimated $50 billion in invest-
ments slated to begin in this


country had now trickled down
to $3 billion.
"That is a tragic loss and
waste of resources." He said it
also impacted the approval
process for Bahamian projects,
because alleviating the lengthy
delays in foreign direct invest-
ment a4pprovals took away
human and other resources
from the local process.-
Mr Wrinkle called for there
to be a greater level of collabo-
ration between the Government
and the private sector to ensure
that the process canrun more
smoothly.
The Doing Business 2009
report, published by the World
Bank and its International
Finance Corporation (IFC)
arm, found that when it came
to overcoming the bureaucracy
and red tape that every .busi-
ness in this country knows stifles
SEE page 2B


Bahamas


'can't sit


back' over


Lehman


collapse

* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas
"cannot sit back
and wring its
hands" over the
fallout from the
collapse of top
Wall Street
investment bank
Lehman Broth-
ers, a former
minister telling
Tribune Business
yesterday that it
could "slowdown" some resort
investment projects and force
this nation to "re-position" its
tourism industry.
James Smith, former minis-
ter of state for finance under
the Christie administration, said
the latest financial meltdown
resulting from the global cred-
it/liquidity crunch and sub-
prime mortgage binge was
"very likely" to impact an
already-struggling Bahamian
economy.
Mr Smith, now CFAL's chair-
man, said there was going to be
Sa major "knock down" effect in
.the Bahamas and around the
world from Lehman Brothers'
decision to seek Chapter 11
bankruptcy protection after fail-
ing to find a buyer in the wake
of multi-billion dollar losses.
Besides Lehman Brothers'
bankruptcy, Mr Smith said pre-
vious developments in the US
financial markets the bailout
of fellow investment bank Bear
Stearns, and taxpayer under-
writing of mortgage giants Fan-
nie Mae and Freddie Mac had
increased the US fiscal deficit
and national debt.
Combined with rising oil
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BEC fuel surcharge is key debate topic


* By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
THE fourth annual free legal clinic
sponsored by Halisbury Chambers is
to focus on issues as increased fuel
costs, BEC's fuel surcharge, construc-
tion woes, real estate and crime, it was
announced yesterday.
At a press conference to announce
this years agenda, Nerissa Greene, a
partner in Halisbury Chambers, said
the topics were chosen based on the
concerns that persons raised when
coming into their offices.
"For example, we have had persons
come in and ask if they can take action


against BEC for the
higher fuel surcharge.
Lots of companies have
been impacted by the
customs duties, for
example, and so what
we want to do is empow-
er people and give them
the information they
need for the life they
want," she said.
Now in its fourth year,
the clinic, which com-
bines free one-on-one
consultations with the firm's attorneys
and the guest speakers, has grown each
year.


"We see this as our way of giving
back to the community," Ms Greene
said.
The clinic will be held on'Saturday,
October 4, beginning at 8.45 pm at the
New Providence Community Centre
on Blake Road.
Scheduled to make presentations
are Rachel Pinder, who will discuss
the value of getting your home
appraised, particularly in an econom-
ic climate that may be experiencing a
downturn.
She that many people think their
homes are valued at more than they
are, and in the case of persons wishing
to sell, she said she can give pointers


on actually increasing your home's val-
ue by making small changes.
Stephen Wrinkle, president of the
Bahamian Contractors Association,
will speak to concerns persons have
about dealing with unscrupulous con-
tractors and how to safeguard against
this.
Kevin Basden, BEC's general man-
ager, will take the hot seat to explain
the fuel surcharges and Berchenal
Bethel, deputy comptroller, and
Charles Turner, superintendent, will
discuss the changes in Customs duty
rates.
Two other topics the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA) and


the Automated Clearing House will
be discussed by Simon Wilson, the
director of economic planning at the
Ministry of Finance, and Brian Smith,
the ACH business manager.
Work permits, permanent residen-
cy and the right to work will be dis-
cussed by Lambert Campbell, the
deputy director of the Department of
Immigration.
Ms Greene will speak on surviving
divorce or a husband's death.
Rounding out the day's presenta-
tion will be ACP Hulan Hanna, who
will speak about protecting children
from gangs and how to spot negative
signs in children.


'No evidence' developers urged to be eco-friendly


FROM page 1B

wrong to suggest that a Nation-
al Environmental Policy would
present "a one cap fits all"
guide for dealing with the envi-
ronmental impact of Bahamas-
based development projects.
All were different, he
explained, and as a result would
have different requirements to
live up to.
"We have a draft Marina pol-


icy, we have a Wetlands policy,
we have a Private Roads and
Subdivisions Act," Dr Deveaux
told Tribune Business.
"We have very clear environ-
mental guidelines for any devel-
opment that are specified by
science with respect to their
interaction with the marine
environment, coastal environ-
ment and the mangroves.
"To speak to a National Envi-
ronmental Policy suggests one
cap will fit all and it won't. The


Ministry of the Environment
Act will have a set of regula-
tions and be an evolving piece
of legislation, setting out in
descriptive terms what we plan
to do."
The Environmental Policy
would be a "dynamic document
that addresses our specific
risks", Dr Deveaux said, point-
ing to the Schooner Bay pro-
ject in Abaco as an example of
an environmentally friendly,
sustainable development.


"Much of what I have
described to you has been writ-
ten,"' he added, stating that a
Forum scheduled for Septem-
ber 29, 2008, would present the.
environmental legislation and
National Eniergy Policy to the
public for review and feedback.
They are badly needed. The
Bahamian authors, in their
paper, wrote: "Currently, sus-
tainability and .green design
concepts are not integral to the
Bahamian built environment.


But with approximately $20 bil-
lion worth of current and pro-
jected foreign direct invest-
ments for the Bahamas, no one
can afford to ignore- the issue
of sustainable development........
"Minimising the consumption
of water is another area that
deserves special attention. In
order to meet the water needs
of these mega developments,
the Bahamas is heavily investing
*in reverse osmosis facilities, but
[these] have "embedded
increased energy consumption
and operating costs."
Urging the Government to
encourage water conservation
and recycling, as well as upgrad-


ing the water supply, the
research paper's authors also
expressed concern about the
harmful discharge of liquids into
the ecosystem.
"Most of the Bahamas is at
sea level with a very high water
table, and a significant portion
of the total land area is made up
of wetlands, especially man-
groves," the paper warned.
"It is an accepted fact that
mangroves are the nurseries for
most marine life. Any pollution
of the ecosystem, through the
,discharge of harmful liquid
effluents, will have an adverse
effect on the groundwater as
well as the marine life."


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Bahamian commerce, the
Bahamas had slipped from 51st
place to 55th out of 181 nations.
One problem area for the
Bahamas was construction per-
mits, where it ranked 92nd. The
World Bank report assessed the
procedures, time and costs asso-
ciated with building a similar



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including obtaining all the nec-
essary licences and permits, -
* completing all inspections and
getting utility connections.
When it came to the number
of procedures dealing with con-
struction permits, only Trinidad
and Puerto Rico out of the
Whole Caribbean had rhore
than the Bahamas' 18 processes.
It took some 197 days to deal
with construction permits in the
Bahamas, the ,report found,
placing the Bahamas near the
bottom of the Caribbean, while
the cost of dealing with the per-
mits, as a percentage of income
per capital, was pegged at 241.6
per cent for the Bahamas. Only
four more Caribbean nations
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE


Mayaguana project in




hotel partner talks


* By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
THE Hotel Corporation of the
Bahamas is currently in negotiations
with undisclosed parties to develop two
or three medium-sized hotels for its
$1.8 billion joint venture property on
Mayaguana.
Sir Baltron Bethel, its managing
director, told Tribune Business yester-
day that the Corporation was in nego-


tiations with parties to discuss the addi-
tion of the properties to the project.
Sir Baltron was recently in Boston
to meet the Corporation's Mayaguana
project partner, the Boston-based I-
Group developers.
He indicated that construction work
on the joint venture was progressing
well. Both parties own the project
through the Mayaguana Development
Company.
Sir Baltron said that to date, work


on the infrastructure portion of the pro-
ject was actually ahead of schedule.
That included putting in place 10 miles
of road, a technical centre, water desali-
nation plant and concrete batch plant.
He said the airport's runway was now
complete, with the design for the ter-
minal finished and approved. The steel
shell for the terminal was already up,
and a hospitality centre will also be
built.
The project's vertical construction is


progressing at a slower pace, Sir Bal-
tron said, something that was a direct
result of the slowdown in real estate
sales due to the current state of the US
economy. That slowdown caused the
scale of the project to be modified.
The development covers some 10,000
acres and includes an airport, utilities,
marina village, residential lots, private
village and condos, a boutique resort
and condos, a boutique resort and
nature preserves.


Oil closes below $100 a barrel for first time in six months


* By STEVENSON JACOBS
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) Oil
prices closed below $100 a bar-
rel for the first time in six
months Monday, tumbling in
,another dramatic sell-off as the
demise of Lehman Brothers
and the sale of Merrill Lynch
deepened worries about the US


economy.
Crude prices shed more than
$5 a barrel and have now given
up virtually all their gains for
the year, extending a steep,
two-month slide from record
levels above $147 a barrel.
Oil's pullback also came as
early signs suggested that Hur-
ricane Ike delivered less dam-
age than feared to the Gulf


Coast energy oil and gas infra-
structure. But pump prices
jumped above $4 a gallon in
parts of the country as a pre-
cautionary shutdown of Gulf
refineries caused gasoline short-
ages.
The latest sell-off in oil began
Sunday and accelerated Mon-
day as traders digested a day
of dramatic upheaval on Wall
Street: Lehman Brothers Hold-
ings Inc., a 158-year-old invest-
ment bank, filed foi bankrupt-
cy after failing to find a buyer
and Merrill Lynch & Co.
agreed to be bought out by
Bank of America Corp.
Lehman, Merrill and other
big institutional investors were
major participants in the com-
modities boom of the past year,
helping push the price of oil,
precious metals and grains to
historic highs until a slowing
global economy helped bring a
halt to the rally.
Analysts said investors feared
that the upheaval in the finan-
cial sector could trigger anoth-
er round of commodities liqui-
dation especially with
Lehman likely to unwind its
holdings. Other investors may
also unload commodities, fear-
ing that the deepening eco-
nomic crisis will further reduce
demand for energy and raw
materials futures.
"I think thiis:ging the bulls
further reasonlif exit the mar-.
ket," said.Stephen Schork, an


"oil analyst and trader in Vil-
lanova, Pa., who said the pull-
back could reflect selling by
Lehman or possibly a hedge


fund struggling to raise capital.
"When you see price drops of
this size, it eks of someone
being in trouble."


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undertake further renovations to
the East Wing guest bedrooms,
bathrooms and general facilities.
It stressed that guest amenities
and services will not be affected,
as work would be taking place
inside individual bedrooms.
The work-will introduce remod-
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doors, flat screen plasma televisions
and numerous supplementary prod-
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THE TRIBUNE


Don't 'capitulate to fearful and the insular' over EPA


FROM page 1B

significant services opportuni-
ties for those daring enough to
explore the possibilities. I
believe our entrepreneurs can
step up to the plate and manage
those opportunities.
"We shouldn't tie our hands
mentally before we've even
explored the possibilities. At







INS I T-

For testorie

bein hene s


least explore them. We say to
our children when they're grow-
ing up: 'Nothing beats failure
like a try'.
"The issue is not going to be
for us to capitulate to the fear-
ful and the insular, but tapping
into our own creativity and say-
ing it's possible."
Urging Bahamian businesses
to draw inspiration from the
performances of this nation's
athletes, and emulate them in
a commercial sense, Mr Laing
said entrepreneurs needed to
"open every door as opposed
to closing every door because
we're scared".
The minister confirmed that
following last week's CARI-
COM Heads of Government
conference on the EPA in Bar-
bados, the agreement's signing
by the Bahamas and others was
set for mid-October 2008. The
exact date, he explained, will
be determined by CARICOM


Heads of Government in con-
sultation with the EU.
The Bahamas, though, will
initially be signing a 'good-only'
EPA that deal'with market
access issues. The draft agree-
ment initialled last year gave
the Bahamas up to six months
after its signing to decide on
whether it wanted to submit a
services offer.
While the services offer has
been completed, Mr Laing said
it had not been presented to the ,
EU yet. Whether the Euro-
peans will accept it is unknown,
but the minister said it was "a
lot more liberal" than most
CARICOM countries.
"We've not presented our
services agreement to Europe
as yet," Mr Laing said. "The ini-
tial intent was to release it to
the public, submit it to the
Caribbean Regional Negotiat-
ing Machinery and get their
input on it.


"But for the Bahamas, at the
moment there's no rush. Our
services schedule does not have
to be attached to this agreement
until six months following the
signing of the agreement. Which
means for us, if we sign in Octo-
ber we will essentially be signing
a 'goods only' agreement,
because we would have no ben-
efits or obligations arising from
the services schedule until we
attach it.
"And if we indefinitely do not
attach our services schedule, we
will have no benefits, no oblig-
ations until then. So we will, in
effect, come the signing be sign-
ing a goods-only agreement. .
.with the intention of following
through on the services side of
things.
"We're comfortable with the
services offer that we have
made, given that it essentially
mirrors our current National
Investment Policy."


By signing the EPA, Mr
Laing said the Government
would preserve duty-free mar-
ket access to the EU for
Bahamian exporters and main-
tain their products' price com-
petitiveness.
Besides the implementation
costs the Bahamas will incur,
the minister said the Govern-
ment was likely to only lose $6
million in import duties on EU
goods that will have to be
allowed into this nation duty-
free. The EPA requires the
Bahamas to phase-out tariff
rates on 85 per cent of EU
imports over a 25-year period.
Mr Laing implied that the
revenue loss and implementa-
tion costs were worth it, given
that preserving duty-free EU
access would safeguard $90 mil-
lion worth of exports and for-
eign currency earnings. It would
also protect a positive trade bal-
ance with the EU.


"In the first instance, we have
preserved some advantages that
we presently enjoy $90 mil-
lion-plus advantages," Mr Laing
said.
He added that the EPA
would also improve the
Bahamas' cost competitiveness
as it relates to other countries,
and could encourage EU firms
to establish themselves in the
Bahamas to "take advantage of
the access to their own mar-
kets" as opposed to going else-
where.
"Our own Bahamian
investors can exploit these mar-
kets and possibilities. It is also a
benefit to maintain our trade
relationship with one of the
world's largest and most impor-
tant trading blocs," Mr Laing
said.
"The field is wide open. It is
really for the ingenuity and cre-
ativity of entrepreneurs t.o
exploit the possibilities."


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Bahamas


'can't sit back'


over Lehman


collapse


FROM page 1B
prices, increased energy and
food costs, and growing unem-
ployment, Mr Smith said the
financial meltdown had reduced
consumers' disposable incomes
and hit confidence.
This was likely to immediate-
ly impact the Bahamian tourism
industry through decreased
arrivals and per capital visitor
spending, he suggested, given
that this nation was reliant on
the US to supply 85 per cent of
its visitors.
Mr Smith said of develop-
ments on Wall Street: "This is
shaking consumer confidence,
very much so in the US, and
will be translated into cutbacks
in consumer spending, includ-
ing on vacations. I think it's
really cause for concern.
"What may be required of us
at this stage is to look more
closely at our [tourism] markets
within the US, and see who is
most affected by this. If the
impact is greatest in the north-
east, where most of our tourists
come from, but not the west,
we may have to re-position our-
selves. I'm sure the people at
the Ministry of Tourism are on
top of that.
"We can't sit back and wring
our hands. Things are happen-
ing too quickly around us.
We're being hit from so many
angles."
Apart from the impact on
tourism spending and arrivals,
the Lehman Brothers meltdown
could have a direct effect on the
Bahamas given that'the compa-
ny was a financier or equity
partner in numerous foreign
direct investment projects.
For instance, the investment
bank is an equity partner in the
$1 billion Ritz-Carlton Rose
Island mixed-use resort project,
alongside the Miami-based
developer, Gencom Group, and
the likes of Marriott Interna-
tional.
Nick .Ward, Gencom's pro-


ject manager for the Ritz-Carl-
ton Rose Island development,
did not return Tribune Busi-
ness's call seeking comment on
whether Lehman Brothers'
bankruptcy would impact the
project and its financing.
Earlier this year, he told Tri-
bune Business that some $100
million had already been spent
on the development, particu-
larly its marina excavation.
Still, Mr Smith said the bank-
ruptcy was likely to at least
"slow down" the build-otit of
Bahamas-based resort projects
that are dependent on Lehman
Brothers for financing, either
debt or equity.
Much is likely to depend on
whether funding from Lehman
Brothers has been released, and
the terms and conditions
attached to it. If it was debt
financing, that loan could be
acquired by a buyer, while if it
was an equity stake that, too,
could be sold-off to generate
funds to help the investment
bank regain solvency and
emerge from Chapter 11 bank-
ruptcy protection.
. Those projects still waiting
for Lehman Brothers financing
could be doing so in vain, as it
may now never come through
or, if it does, arrive with less
advantageous strings attached.
"We need to follow it very
closely," Mr Smith told Tribune
Business. "We don't know how
many [resort] projects they have
here. It may be just a few.
"If we don't see a withdrawal,
we may see a slowdown in
[these projects'] implementa-
tion."
Lehman Brothers has
reduced its Bahamas-based
resort holdings in recent years.
In combination with Driftwood
Hospitality, the operating part-
ner in which it also held a stake,
it exited the Royal Oasis after
pocketing the 2004 hurricane
insurance proceeds through the
$33 million sale to Harcourt
Developments.


The same combination also
sold two Nassau resort proper-
ties, the former Holiday Inn on
Paradise Island and the Nassau
Palm on West Bay Street, to the
,Gencom Group's principal,
Karim Alibhai, although their
continued involvement cannot
be ruled out due to the close
relationship with the buyer as
evidenced at the Ritz-Carlton
Rose Island.
Lehman Brothers/Driftwood
also sold the Hurricane Hole
marina complex to Kerzner
International.
"In a way that might have
been fortunate for us," Mr
Smith said, "because those


properties would now be in
trouble at a time when we can
least afford it."
Meanwhile, the former
finance minister said the
Bahamas was likely to gener-
ate gross domestic product
(GDP) growth of between 1-2
per cent for 2008, adding that
he "would be surprised if we
made 2 per cent this year".
With the Bahamian economy
having been hit by record glob-
al oil prices, the tourism slow-
down, hurricane repair costs
and a slowdown in government
spending, whether this nation
avoided slipping into recession
would "have a lot to do with


IIa amI


how we perform in the last
quarter".
Traditionally, late November
and December, coupled with
the first four months of every
year, were the high points of
the tourism season, and Mr
Smith said recessionary signs
would be evidence if hotel occu-
pancies over the Thanksgiving


Holiday were below last year's
comparatives.
"If we see a fall-off there, we
will have to brace ourselves,"
Mr Smith warned. "We can
brace for some trying times over
the next few months and into
2009. I think we're going to be
growing sluggishly well into,
next year."


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, GISELLE CHRISTINA
CARTWRIGHT of the Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, intend to change my name to GISELLE CHRISTINA
COLLYMORE. 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, Nassau, Bahamas,
no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of
this notice.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that BIANTA JANVIER of
SOUTH BEACH, 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 9TH day of SEPTEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that. ANTHONY MEME of
BROWN'S ALLEY OFF KEMP ROAD, P.O. BOX SP-
60858, 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 9TH day of SEPTEMBER 2008 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


b5TH ANNUAL


aco Business Outlook
SEMINAR



Understand The Present: Plan For The Future
Thursday, September 25, 2008 1 New Vision Ministries Centre, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
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SPEAKERS

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* Michael Albury, President, Abaco Chamber of Commerce Robert Deal, Asst. G.M., Water & Sewerage Corporation-
* Livingston Marshall, Marine & Environmental Consultant Family Island & Marine Operations
* Frank Comito, Executive V.P., Bahamas Hotel Association Owen Bethel, CEO, Montaque Group
* Romauld Ferreira, Environmental Consultant & Lawyer Judy Johnston, Airport Task Force
* Frederik Gofflieb, Chairman, BEC Roscoe Thompson, Manager, Abaco Shopping Centre


REGISTER TODAY! Contact:
Eileen Fielder, The Counsellors Ltd. T: 242322-7505 F: 242-325-2482 E: efielder@thecounsellorsltd.com
Wynsome Ferguson, Ministry of Tourism, Abaco T: 242-367-3067 F: 242-367-0129 Email: wferguson@bahamas.com
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(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 14th day of July 2008. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.






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(Liquidator)




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(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.






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(Liquidator)




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(Ih 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.






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0.99 0.85 Benchmark 0.89 0.89 0.00 -0.823 0.020 N/M 2.25%
3.74 3.49 Bahamas Waste 3.49 3.49 0.00 0.209 0.090 16.7 2.58%
2.70 1.82 Fidelity Bank 2.37 2.37 0.00 0.055 0.040 43.1 1.69%
14.14 11.00 Cable Bahamas 14.10 14.10 0.00 3.000 1.224 0.240 11.5 1.70%
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8.10 6.02 Famguard 8.06 8.06 0.00 0.535 0280 15.1 3.47%
13.01 12.00 Finco 12.00 12.00 0.00 0.865 0.570 18.0 4.75%
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FROM page 1B



have final approval, and when
will infrastructure be available'.
It's certainly a cautionary note
to attorneys."
Emphasising that his ministry
had "absolutely no issue with
the rulings" by Justice Lyons,
Dr Deveaux emphasised: "The
law is very clear. An approval in
principle is just that, and full
approval is just that. Anyone'
who is buying a lot in an unap-
proved subdivision is taking a
risk.
"We don't authorise the sell-
ing of lots in unapproved sub-
divisions. We are advising peo-
ple who are proposing to do
that that no building permit will
be issued until final approval is
given.
"As a citizen in this country,
you hear any number of stories
from people who bought land,
and there is no light, no roads
and no water. People then have
to pay thousands of dollars to


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A*/ TyTD: L as 12 .: -Irs
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100.0000
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put in infrastructure they legit-
imately thought would be there.
"We're only confronted with
it when someone ha sought
land, built a home and the infra-
structure is not there."

Existing

Dr Deveaux said, though,
that the existing development
model where landowners
carved up their land into lots,
then sold them to the Bahamian
public, had "worked" in meet-
ing the demand for housing.
"The Bahamas has one of the
largest proportions of owner-
occupied homes in the world,
close to 60 per cent of homes,"
the minister told Tribune Busi-
ness.
Yet he acknowledged that
stronger. regulation was now
required from the Ministry of
the Environment, Department
of Physical Planning and Town
Planning Committee to cope
with the problems resulting
from ever-increasing land spec-


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Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 5th day of August 2008. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.






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(Liquidator)




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POLDATORM LTD.


(In Voluntary Liquidation)



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

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NAV Date
31-Jul-08
31-Aug-08
5-Sep-08
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31-Aug-08
31-Dec-07
30-Jun-08
31-Dec-07
31 -Aug-08
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ulation by developers as the
supply of land ran out, espe-
cially on New Providence.
"As the price of land goes up,
speculation increases and the
regulatory functions need
stronger oversight," Dr
Deveaux said.
The Government is currently
reviewing the Private Roads
and Subdivisions Act, with a
view to amending it and pre-
senting the proposed changes
to the Bahamian people for dis-
cussion and feedback at a sem-
inar to be held on September
29,2008.


Among the issues the amend-
ments will seek to deal with are
the quality of utilities and infra-
structure provided in subdivi-
sions.

Pressure

With pressure for the provi-
sion of quality services that
meet buyer expectations ever-
increasing, Dr Deveaux said:
"These are the kinds of thing
we hope to speak to in the new
Act and regulations. We are try-
ing to learn from experience
and issues that have arisen."


Legal Notice

NOTICE



LINDUS, TROY & CO., LTD
In Voluntary Liquidation



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, LINDUS, TROY & CO., LTD is in dissolu-
tion as of September 12, 2008.


International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.



LIQUIDATOR






NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF PRINCE ALBERT DEVEAUX
JR. A.K.A. PRINCE DEVEAUX of Taylor Street in the
Southern District of the Island of New. Providence one'
of the Islands of the Commonwealtk4of The Bahlinas,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim
or demand against the above Estate are required to send the
same duly certified in writing to the Undersigned on or before
Friday the 21st day of November A. D., 2008 after which
date the Executrix will proceed to distribute the assets having
regard only to the claims of which she shall then have had
notice.

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


MICHELLE Y. CAMPBELL & CO.
Chambers
#55 Mackey Street
P.O.. BoxN-9180
Nassau, Bahamas
Executrix of the above Estate







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Providence, Freeport and Marsh Harbor Abaco is seeking
applications for the position of:


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The Job
To manage the company's Air Conditioning and
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Which involves completing routine repairs and
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Minimum of 5 years experience
A proven track record of success in the area of A/C
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Outstanding compensation, benefit packages (inclusive
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Only serious applicants need apply and should send their
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Sudoku Puzzle
Sudoku is a nuTber-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
Sunday


BLONDIE


MARVIN
wERE'S HIS MOTHER
BRUCE, CAME AND
THE NEW TOOK 1iIM
KID? HOME
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TIGER


"1-EY,PAP... i PTSEE ANYOPY TALKING'
?;eINP'idl1 5ACK."


Kakuro Puzzle
1| 1 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.


Yesterday's
Sudoku Answer


8_ 714
219
653
541
_3 2 6
7918
137

4 85


6 7; 4
918
1 147
3 16

4!81
7!3|9


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5 8,3

3 716
242
91518



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Yesterday's
Kakuro Answer


8 9 1713 3 7,9
1 4 9 8 1 14

4 5 2311 8
913 9 9
21 25 891


HAGAR THE HORRIBLE


Chess


would have drawn. The Bulgarian
th ad e g cer


I I
--A C 0 7 0
Wo.ld have drawn. The Bulgarian
thought he .had everything covered,


Magnus Carlsen v Veselin Topa6lv,
Linares 2008. The 17-year-old
Norwegian is already widely tipped
as a future world champion, and
finished runner-up at Linares, the
"chess Wimbledon", to India's Vishy
Anand who currently holds the
crown. The teenager, who likes
skiing and soccer and also keeps
up with his college studies, has


won several crudal games in recent
months by gambling material
to create psychological tension
and hazardous, hard-to-calculate
complications. Here, finding
himself a pawn down, he has boldly
sacrificed two more to expose the
black king. Former FIDE world
champion Topalov's last move was
Na5-c6 when the better QbS-d5


Across
1 Taking money out for
retirement (10)
6 A musical character to
have on the staff (4)
10 Stable unit in the market
(5)
11 A ruinous craft (9)
12 Beat this for a political slo-
gan (8)
13 Test the patience of a
good man at a meeting (5)
15 Distances covered by a
number of vaults (7)
17 It is pressed into use when
distribution by air is
required (7)
19 Make another entrance in
a more entertaining way
(2-5)
21 Main roads? (7)
22 It sounds like fruit (5) .
24 Writer is about to approve
a colour (3-5)
'27 Head teacher is a source ,
of interest (9)
28 How pointless to follow a
girl in a state (5)
29 Rush in three directions at
once! (4)
30 It necessitates a lot of
extra work in the theatre
(5,5)

Yesterday's Cryptic Soluti
Across: 1 Pibroch, 5 Sugar, 8
Cassandra, 9 Mar, 10 Nile, 12 Goc
hand, 14 Debtor, 15 Armies, 17
Stickers, 18 Emma, 21 Goa, 22
Dodge City, 24 Stein, 25 Express.
Down: 1 Pecan, 2 Bus, 3 Oral, 4
Hudson, 5 Standard, 6 Gymnasiun
Reredos, 11 Lubricate, 13 Looked
14 Dosages, 16 Bridge, 19 Abyss,
Keep, 23 Ice.


Down
1 Beheaded, it would be
even more venomous (4)
2 Not altogether how an
undergraduate is working?
(2,1,6)
3 Girl wasn't well brought up
(5)
4 A dour disposition is, to us,
hard to bear (7)
5 Its aura somehow appeals
to those who like mountain
holidays (7)
7 Poem attributed to hus-
band (3,2)
8 Enthusiasm experienced
by a new poker player?
(5,5)
9 Standards are judged by
them (8)
14 Piece of rough material
that could be smoother
(5,5)
16 Retaliates and strikes a
player (4,4)
18 Void contest? (5,4)
20 Decorate from top to bot-
tom, or bottom to top (7)
21 Everything in the show is
superficial (7)
23 Untie tricky knot (5)
25 They fly or take a train (5)
26 Fuel considered all right in
church (4)


Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 Impetus, 5 Crisp, 8 Ad
nauseam, 9 Run, 10 Elbe, 12 In per-
son, 14 Absorb, 15 Accrue, 17
Grandeur, 18 Pert, 21 End, 22
Extricate, 24 Surly, 25 Exalted.
Down: 1 Image, 2 Pen, 3 True, 4
Seeing, 5 Commerce, 6 In reserve,
7 Penance, 11 Bystander, 13
Drudgery, 14 Algiers, 16 Subtle, 19
Tweed, 20 Diva, 23 Art.


Across
1 Very comfortable sit-
uation (3,2,5)
6 Continued pain (4)
10 Discourage (5)
11 Attractive (9)
12 Hearth (8)
13 Metallic ringing
sound (5)
15 Infest (7)
17 Scornful
language (7)
19 Shock grossly (7)
21 Old hand (7)
22 Accumulate (5)
24 Unique (8)
27 To place
between (9)
28 Confusion of voices
(5)
29 Small cut (4)
30 Amelioration (10)


Target


Down
1 Portend (4)
2 Harm (9)
3 Absurd proceedings
(5)
4 Enthusiastic recep-
tion (7)
5 To voice (7)
7 Porcelain (5)
8 Battle (10)
9 Gambling card game
(8)
14 Crowning ceremony
(10)
16 Restore confidence
to (8)
18 Pleasant (9)
20 One part of serial (7)
21 Extremely forceful (7)
23 Garret (5)
25 Brownish yellow (5)
26 Oversupply (4)


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The
Target

words in
the main
boy of
Chianibmers
21st
Century
Dictionary

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us 9
6008 *


HOW many words of four
letters or more cail you make
from the letters shown here?
In mn.ak-ing a word. eaeh letter
may be used once only. Each
must contain the centre letter
and there must ble at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 23: very good 34;
excellent, 45 io:or more).
Solution tomorrow.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION
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bailer bier bike biker bile
bilk jail JAILBREAK jtaiier
jibe kail air li ,r like lira
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Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker


A Multilayered Tale


North dealer.
Neither side vulnera
NORTH
*A 102
VA 83
*Q
+K Q7
WEST
495
V 10
*KJ7642
*J 1083
SOUL'
4763
VKQJ
1085
+A5
The bidding:
North East
I 4 14
4V
Opening lead nit
Some deals hav
them than initially
lake this rather pro'
from a team-of-four
At both table
reached four hearts
shown and West le
declarers, upon see:
annoyed at not hav
appeared to be an
hearts.
At one table, S
thought to the pla
spade with the ace


lour rounds and then attempted to
able. run the clubs. But when the clubs
Til turned out to be di\ ided 4-1, declarer
2 could not come to more than nine
(ricks. finishing a xith fixc hearts,
three clubs and a spade lor do\Nii
642 one.
EAST At the other table, declarer wisely
SK Q J 8 4 elected not to put all, his laiih in a
V9 7 65 favorable club division and instead
A 9 3 led a diamond from dummy at trick
49 two. lie w\as planning to rull a dia-
rH mond in dummy next and thus secure
10 tricks without having to rely on
4 2 the club suit.
SThis was certainly a reasonable
plan, but an inspired FIast found the
winning counterstroke. After taking
South West the diamond eith the ace at trick
2 V Pass two, he cashed the K-Q of spades
and returned a" fourth spade. Declarer
ne of spades. \as nox\ a goner regardless of what
e a lot more to he did.
meets the eye. In practice, South discarded a dia-
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THE future health of the
earth is of growing concern
to more and more people
as the negative impact of
global warming, specie
extinction and the burning
of fossil fuels are felt by the
earth's population.
Leading the charge for a Bahamian
initiative to soothe the negative impacts
and to prevent further damage to the
ecosystem is The Cape Eleuthera Island
School.
Communications manager Andrea
Krol said the school "is founded on the
belief that young people, given the right
tools, can build anything. The goal is to
excite and educate young people about
the world around them.
"Using the land and waters of
Eleuthera as their classroom, students
and teachers quickly become inspired
and motivated by breaking away from


traditional teaching methods and learn
by doing. Over 750 students of the Unit-
ed States, the Bahamas, Canada, and
around the world have become lead-
ers and agents of change in their home
communities as they influence the way
we think about conservation, resource
management, and community," she
said.
On-campus sustainable systems intro-
duce students to conservation and
resource management as they live in a
community powered by wind and solar
energy and supported by rain-water
collection, waste-water management,
and bio-diesel.
"The Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI)
is a research facility that collaborates
with scientists worldwide to model sus-
tainable systems and find solutions for
resource management through research
and education. CEI's programmes con-
centrate on critical issues of develop-
ment and conservation in the Bahamas
and the Caribbean, while working to
link people to their environment," she
said.
Ms Krol said the school exposes the
environment as the natural, economical
and biological resources of Eleuthera.


"It is the waters and marine life of the
Caribbean, the fruits and plants grown
on the land, and the essential beauty
of the Bahamian environment that sup-
ports the well-being of everyone who
lives here.
"It is the resources crystal clear div-
ing waters, fresh seafood such as conch
and grouper, and the immaculate pink
sands that make Eleuthera and the
Bahamas an incredible place to share
with the rest of the world," she said.
"Bec.ause the environment is one of
the most important resources for the
Bahamas it is imperative that young
Bahamian leaders are educated in envi-
ronmental studies."
At the school, students, scientists,
and faculty have worked on and devel-
oped many real-world applicable pro-
jects including:
Aquaculture and aquaponics sus-
tainable food development
Data collection for relevant marine
ecology issues ,
Bonefish handling techniques
Establishing a no-take marine pro-
tected area
Shark research
Reemergence of Diadema in South


Eleuthera
Waste management initiative
Converting used vegetable oil to
bio-diesel
Renewable energy sources such as
wind and solar power

The Island School promotes the
interconnectedness of health teaching
about environmental health, as well as
the health of mind, body, and spirit.
Students partake in daily morning exer-
cise to energize their minds by waking
and strengthening their bodies.
There are also influential outdoor
programmes: kayak expeditions, SCU-
BA certification and diving, and island
exploration. These programmes intro-
duce students to the tropical environ-
ment and help students recognize and
understand a sense of place.
Students depart from their semester
at The Island School with an aware-
ness of their surrounding environment,
effective leadership skills, and the abil-
ity to tackle real-world problems. With
their expertise, these students lead the
charge in preserving the resources of
Eleuthera, the Bahamas, and the rest of
the world.


Is 'perfect'


shoe fit possible?


FOOTWEAR professionals
and consumers constantly
speak of shoe comfort. The
questions to be addressed are
what is comfort? What is prop-
er fit?
It has long been said that if
the shoe fits correctly, comfort
automatically follows. Believe it
or not that statement, as logyal
as it sounds, is incorrect. Shoe
comfort involves much more
than proper size and fit. While
size is obviously important, we
tend to over-magnify its impor-
tance by the assumption that if
the shoe is the right size it will
automatically deliver the prop-
er fit. Shoe comfort and fit are
influenced by the delivery of
all or most of the following ele-
ments:
Fit: This is most significant.
Shoe size must conform to the
foot size. However, this is not
simply the length and ball
width, but also proper fit heel-
to-ball, heel, towlines, throat,


inner volume space, etc. In
essence, proper fit means a cor-
rect dimensional mating of foot
and shoe throughout the whole
shoe.

Shape: There must be a
reasonable match between shoe
shape and foot shape. If not,
the fit regardless of 'proper
size', is largely nullified. The
shape of the shoe must conform
to the shape of the foot.

Design or style: Certain
styles are more comfortable for
some people than others,
whether it is an oxford, pump,
sandal, etc. The design of a
shoe also involves heel heights


and heel styles, patterns and
other styling features. These
style elements are important
because they influence comfort.
Many would say, 'only the
wearer knows where the shoe
pinches' and can conclude com-
fort.
Weight: Many persons
would select a lightweight shoe
as opposed to a heavy weight.
This is quite natural because
the heavier the shoe the more
'foot-lift' workload on the foot.
It does not follow that a heavy
work or out-door boot can't be
comfortable.
Materials: In selecting
materials, shoe comfort


depends largely on:
a) conformability
b) breathability
c) weight
d) suppleness or softness

There again, materials play
a significant role especially
when we address certain foot
conditions.

Inside-shoe climate: Inside
shoe temperature, humidity,
moisture, breathability and
insulation are all important fac-
tors. These all bear an influ-
ence on the sense of comfort
as we all know too well the dan-
gers of moisture trapped
between the toes and elsewhere
on the foot.

Construction: The quality
of the construction determines
the structural integrity of the
shoe's components, which in
turn determine the shape reten-
tion quality and dimensional
stability of the shoe with wear.


Underfoot resilience: It is
assumed' that the feet receive
an average of 8,000 'step
shocks' a day. A cushioned
buffer between the foot and
non-resilient ground makes an
important difference in com-
fort. It is extremely important
that the shoe has proper foot
beds (inserts) to support the
arches and balls of your feet,
especially if you are walking on
hard and flat surfaces daily.

Health condition of the
foot: If the foot has some seri-
ous defect or malfunction; a
shoe having the essential ele-
ments for comfort will not nec-
essarily deliver its full poten-
tial for comfort. This will pre-
sent certain fitting challenges
which must be addressed.

In conclusion, the question
remains, 'is 'perfect' shoe fit
possible'? The answer is no.
Why? As shown by foot-mea-
surement studies, no person has
two feet of exactly the same


size, shape, proportions or func-
tional character. Furthermore,
a study conducted in 1982 by
the Pedorthic Footwear Asso-
ciation on 6,800 adult male and
female subjects in 23 cities
throughout the United States
found that all people have 'mis-
mated' feet. However, footwear
professionals can provide reme-
dies to support the mismatedd'
feet and allow for 'perfect' shoe
fit.

Bernadette D Gibson, a board
certified pedorthist, is the proprietor
of Foot Solutions, a health and well-
ness franchise that focuses on foot
care and proper shoe fit, located
in the Sandyport Plaza.
The views expressed are those of
the author and does not necessar-
ily represent those of Foot Solu-
tions Incorporated or any of its
subsidiary and/or affiliated com-
panies. Please direct any questions
or comments to nassau@footso-
lutions.com or 242-327-feet
(3338).


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Seven Bahamas

Environmental

Steward Scholars

(BESS) begin year-

long programme

By LISA LAWLOR

THE Island School (IS), based in
Eleuthera, welcomed its second class
, of exemplary Bahamian high school
students to the Bahamas Environ-
mental Steward Scholars (BESS)
programme for the 2008-2009 acad-
emic year.
The BESS programme offers
Bahamian students a unique work
and study opportunity that includes
a 14-week semester at The Island
School, a three-month semester
leadership programme for high
school students. Participants have
come from over 300 schools to study
the tropical marine environment and
take place-based courses in math,
history, English, research, and art.
The BESS programme also
involves a six-month paid internship
at a conservation-minded organisa-
tion or an exchange with the College
of the Bahamas.
This year the BESS programme
has provided the highest number of
Bahamian enrollees in Island School
history. Jasmine Wilchcombe, Alan-
nah Vellacott, Bradley Watson Jr,
and Theodore Thompson will be
attending the fall semester at The
Island School. Walcott Miller Jr,
Oprah Davis, and Latario Moxey
will be joining IS in the spring.
Through the BESS programme,
motivated Bahamian high school
graduates work on authentic, scien-
tific projects in the field of tropical
island ecology. Throughout the IS
semester and related internship,
BESS participants get high level
exposure to critical environmental
and marine challenges faced in the
Bahamas, Caribbean, and similar
island nations around the world.
The previous two BESS scholars,
Stan Burnside and Alexio Brown,
performed extensive research on
the Cape Eleuthera Institute aqua-
culture programme, a marine
research facility that works with uni-
versities to model sustainable sys-
tems and find solutions for resource
management, before attending uni-
versity at Ithaca College (New
York) and COB, respectively.
This year-long academic and
applied experience programme
helps prepare students for universi-
ty and teaches future leaders of the
Bahamas how to protect the coun-
try's most valuable asset: the envi-
ronment.

The BESS programme is spon-
sored in part by the generous financial
support of the Lyford Cay Foundation,
the Cape Eleuthera Foundation, and
local donors. For more information
email BESS@islandschool.org. For
more information on The Cape
Eleuthera Institute and The Island
School visit www. ceibahamas. org and
www.islandschool.org respectively.
Both programmes are supported by
the Cape Eleuthera Foundation.


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attract the greatest attention.
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handsome, tending to dominate the
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were mostly yellow. Toma-
toes are easy to cross breed
and they soon grew in size
and developed red and pink
varieties as well as yellow.
Most tomato seeds we
grow these days are
hybrids, the result of cross
breeding to ensure standard
size, fruiting time, disease
resistance and taste. Hybrid
tomatoes are wonderful in
the home vegetable garden
as we get the chance to pick
and eat them when they are.
fully ripe. Imported toma-
toes are picked early before
full sweetness has devel-
oped and never taste as
good as home grown.
Even better are heirloom '
tomatoes. These are open
pollinated varieties that
have been around for a
\ long time. It is generally
agreed that the best tasting
tomatoes of all arq heir-
loo'm varieties. Pink
Brandywine is often quoted
as being the perfect tomato:
good size, lovely shape, old-
fashioned real tomato taste.
The big difference
between hybrid and heir-
loom tomatoes is the fact
that you can save heirloom
seeds and use them for you
next season's crop. Hybrid
seeds are not designed to
be replanted after the first
sowing.
All tomatoes fall into the
category of determinate or
indeterminate. Determinate
tomato plants produce fruit
over a short period and
l", ,. then die. Indeterminate
plants will continue to pro-
duce over a long period and
in the Bahamas are usually
pulled up when the garden-
er gets fed up with them.
Tomatoes come in many
sizes, shapes and colours.
Cherry tomatoes are all
small but can be round,
grape-like or pear-shaped.
They can also be pink, red
or yellow.
Paste tomatoes tend to
be blocky or pear-shaped
and usually ripen to an
intense red.
Salad tomatoes are
round, or alniost so, and
have a wide variety of
colours and colour combi-
nations including white and
a yellow and green mixture
when ripe.
Beefsteak tomatoes are
generally large because


they are basically two or
three tomatoes joined
together as one on a single
stalk.
Heirloom tomatoes
tend to have the weirdest of
shapes, including ruffles
and flutes.

Here in the Bahamas we
can plant our tomato seeds
directly into the soil where
we want them to grow. If
you start them off in a seed
box and then transplant the
seedlings, bury them deep
as roots will develop from
the part of the stalk that is
underground. The seedlings
appreciate plenty of water-
ing but do not apply fertil-
izer (except for liquids like
Miracle Gro) until the
plants have reached the
staking stage.
Tomatoes like well- .
drained soil that has been
conditioned and lightly fer-
tilized well ahead of sowing
seeds or transplanting
seedlings. I find the best
conditioner to be commer-
cial cow manure.
More fruit will be pro-
duced and reach maturity
safely if your tomato plants
are staked. There are
dozens of different staking
systems but even the worst
is better than no staking at
all. If your tomatoes ever
touch the ground they are
almost certain to be
attacked by predators.
I hope you like the photo
that accompanies this arti-
cle. My old friend Madis
Tambre ofMississauga,
Canada, is a keen gardener
who grows all his vegeta-
bles in containers. His
growing season is much
shorter than ours and it
usually happens that he is
off on vacation when the
main crop is produced.
While Madis was in Esto-
nia this summer his cousin
Otto picked his ripe toma-
toes, etc, and took a photo-
graph of them. I was so
impressed by it that I
thought Tribune readers
would also like to see it.
Many of the varieties are
Estonian heirlooms Madis
brought back in 2007. He
sent seeds to me and I had
an overabundance of cherry
tomatoes in the summer.
Some of the larger and
more interesting varieties
are already in Bahamian
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Cancer and your pet dog


CANCER or malignant tumours
usually refers to an abnormal
growth of cells that interferes with
normal body function. All body
cells have a life span. When they
die, cells are replaced through a
process called mitosis in which
a single cell splits into two cells
identical to the parent cell. For
reasons unknown to us, normal
cells sometimes mutate during
mitosis, producing fast growing
abnormal cells that act like par-
asites, invading and replacing
healthy tissue.

Under ideal circumstances, the body's
immune system recognizes these cells as
foreign and eliminates them before they
cause problems. Sometimes, however,
the body can't fight off the attack by
these cells resulting in growth of abnor-
mal cells, called tunours or neoplasms.
Those that remain localized and rela-
tively harmless are termed benign, while
potentially deadly spreading tumours
are called malignant.
Malignant tumours or cancer can be
confined to one area, but often they
spread or metastasize throughout the
body. The most dangerous cancer is
already spreading at the early stages,
when the point of origination is still
very small or even nearly undetectable.
A malignant tumour becomes deadly
whea it interferes with normal body
processes.
Cancer is considered a disease of old-
er dogs and the incidence of tumours in
dogs increases with age.
Approximately 20 per cent of all pet


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dogs will develop cancer. The preva-
lence of cancer is difficult to determine.
The exact cause of cancer remains a
mystery, but we do know that cancer
causing agents, referred to as 'carcino-
gens', may increase the risk of devel-
oping certain kinds of diseases, for
example exposure to sunlight increases
the risk of skin cancer. The relation of
sexual hormones and some cancers has
also been documented. Also, mammary
cancer in female dogs and prostrate and
testicular cancer in males.

CLINICAL SIGNS OF CANCER
1. Abnormal swelling that persists o.r
continues to grow
2. Sores that do not heal
3. Weight loss
4. Loss of appetite
5. Bleeding or discharge from any
body opening
6. Offensive odour
7. Difficulty eating and swallowing
8. Hesitation to exercise or loss of
stamina
9. Persistent lameness or stiffness
10. Difficulty in breathing, urinating
or defecating

Dogs can suffer from more kinds of
cancer than any other domestic animal.
Skin cancer is the most common canine
cancer. The most common skin tumours
are sebaceous adenomas and then mast
cell tumours.
. Mammary gland cancer is considered
the second leading cancer in dog. This
type, of cancer is seen in middle age,
intact (non-spayed) females. Usually, a


painless lump or enlargement appears in
the breast closest to the rear legs.
Lymph gland cancers are devastating
because .they commonly spread
throughout the body. Oral tumours are
also very common. Bone cancer or
(Osteosarcoma) which are almost
always malignant tumours that spread
to the lungs is also common.
The cancer treatment of choice in
veterinary medicine is surgical removed
of the tumour, which is particularly
effective when the cancer is localized
and has not spread. For instance, bone
cancer is usually treated by amputation
of the affected limb.
Unfortunately, surgical cure is rare
because it is difficult to remove every
cancerous cell. Leaving behind a single
cell allows the cancer to recur and/or
spread. Some cancers that encroach
upon vital organs, nerves, or muscle can
be difficult to surgically remove without
damaging normal tissue. In those


instances radiation may be used. ]
ever, in the Bahamas there is no v
nary hospital equipped to perform
expensive treatment.
Chemotherapy is the third ca
treatment commonly used with
and it is most useful in treating c;
that has spread throughout the 1
A wide variety of cytoxic (cell po
ing) drugs are available and ma
used singly or in combination with
or intravenous injections. The sp
drugs used will depend on the ty
cancer.
Many of the same human me
tions are effective against canc
dogs.

Dr Basil Sands is a veterinarian
Central Animal Hospital. Questions or
ments should be directed to potcake59
mail.corn. Dr Sands can also be contact
325-1288


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disease of older dogs and
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Equal opportunity employer Doctors Hospital



promotes differences through diversity


DENALDO Henfield had a
difficult time getting a job before
he was hired by Doctors Hos-
pital. The 18-year-old, graduate
of CC Sweeting High School,
wi'se ica'dermic achievements'
include Bahamsii General CerSG
tificate of Secondary Education
(BGCSE) passes in art and
design, Bahamas Junior Certifi-
cates (BJC) passes in math,
English language and health sci-
ence, and Pitman examination
passes in typing and computer
studies, never expected he
wold have to endure so many
job'interviews before finding a
company that would hire him.
On paper, he looked like a first-
rate job candidate.
But Denaldo had one chal-
lenge against him: he is deaf.
And many of the companies
that interviewed him didn't want
to risk hiring a deaf person no
matter how talented, pleasant
and smart he is. Many deaf per-
sons are facing similar chal-
lenges. Potential employers are
reluctant to hire persons with
disabilities because of assump-
tions that meeting their needs
in the workplace would be
inconvenient and/or impose a
financial burden on the compa-
ny.
As an aspiring surgeon,
Denaldo was previously placed
in Doctors Hospital's School to
Work Programme in the Emer-
gency Room through collabo-
ration between Guidance Coun-
sellor Patrice Francis and Doc-
tors Hospital's Training Officer,
Elizabeth Grant.
During his four weeks of on-
the-job-training, Denaldo per-
formed impressively; he


arranged paper work, organised
files, ran specimens to the lab
and delivered forms to the X-
ray Department. Denaldo com-
municates verbally and can read
lips; Writlen fqrms df' cminu-
nicltidffdvere al i used to con-
vey his thoughts and accomplish
his tasks.
"The interview at Doctors
Hospital was a total turnaround
of what I experienced else-
where," Denaldo said. "Rather
than a wall of resistance, I was
welcomed, and no one looked
down on me because of my
deafness. They saw me as an
equal regardless of my handi-
cap. I'm glad to have the oppor-
tunity to work here because a
lot of deaf people are not hired
by a lot of employers. Doctors
Hospital gave me a chance once
and they are doing it again, I'm
happy to be working here."
While many companies have
shied away from hiring the dis-
abled because of perceived
stumbling blocks, Doctors Hos-
pital, an equal opportunity
employer, took the opportunity
to broaden even further the
diversity of its associates:
"Doctors Hospital has a long
history of promoting diversity
among our associates. Recruit-
ing and cultivating diverse talent
is central to our workforce
diversity strategy. Through hir-
ing,Denaldo, we are playing an
active role in eliminating bias
and stigma towards persons with
disabilities. At Doctors Hospital,
we pride ourselves on being an
equal opportunity employer"
Michele Rassin, vice president
of Operations, said.
Doctors Hospital's Market-


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Doctors Hospital; Denaldo Henfield, dietary assistant; Sandy Wilson, coordinator, Food and Beverage De
ment and Paul Haven, vice president, Human Resources.


ing Assistant, Lisa Humes, is
elated about the stand that Doc-
tors Hospital has taken with
regard to Denaldo as she has a
son who is hearing impaired and
often wonders about his future
in the Bahamas.
"Most persons in the general
public and corporate Bahamas
are ignorant of the deaf and
hearing impaired. They wrongly
assume that they are not intelli-
gent and that they cannot func-
tion in a hearing world. The
reality is that if you give them a
chance, they are indeed quite
intelligent, are scored on the


same level as their hearing peers
and they wprk twice as hard to
succeed.
"Communication may be
challenging but with patience
and creativity, it's easy to
accommodate their needs.
Deaf/hard-of-hearing candidates
are just like any other hearing
job seeker, each has unique
skills and I am proud that Doc-
tors Hospital is taking notice,"
she said.
Denaldo, who is described as
a very keen, diligent and enthu-
siastic young man with a very
pleasant demeanor, will start


his tenure in Doctors Hosp
Dietary Department to pro
quality service to the pat
and customers. To assist
his communication, Den
will wear a badge that id
fies him as hearing impa
and instructs patients/assoc
to speak directly to him, w
will assist his superior lip r
ing skills.

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O.F any step in skin care,
cleansing is the most critical to
your skin's health. Why?
Because most of us spend our
days in environmentally toxic
air, with pollutants constantly
drawn to the surface of our skin.
Add to that, your body also uses
the skin's surface to rid the
body of toxins. And if that does-
n't have you convinced, think
of this a large percentage of
dust is the result of dried
sewage!
So, if cleansing is so vital, why
do so many people do it incor-
rectly? From rinsing with hot
water instead of warm, to using
soap with is drying alkaline
base, many people assault their
skin on a daily basis in the name
of cleansing.
In the short term, this results
in dry, taut skin. Over longer
periods of time, the skin's lack
of natural defenses leaves it
open to attack, so ironically, it is
overly-fervent cleansing that
actually worsens the very prob-
lems it is intended to solve.


WHEN IS A BAR NOT A SOAP?
Is your daily cleanse attacking
your skin? Well, if you are using
a soap bar, chances are that it is.
Because soap is made primarily
from a caustic blend of boiled
animal fat, lye and soda, it is
very highly alkaline.
When soap is applied to the
face, it neutralizes the skin's
natural acid mantle, stripping
the skin of its most important
line of defence against infec-
tion, dehydration and efiviron-
mental assault. To make mat-
ters worse, most consumers
select their soap bar for its
smell, which is usually nothing
more than a highly irritating
artificial fragrance. The result?
A taut, dry complexion that's
completely susceptible to envi-
ronmental damage.
What's surprising about soap
is that over 80 per cent of the
worlds population is still using
it, despite its skin damaging
properties.
Fortunately, you can now find


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non-soap bars with skin care
quality agents. These new
cleansing bars combine skin-
friendly benefits of high quality
liquid cleansers with the conve-
nience of a bar and are formu-
lated to match your skin's pH.
Finding the correct skin-friend-
ly bar is a great substitute to


using dehydrating soap. Ask
you skin care therapist about
finding the correct cleanser for
your skin.

This information was taken from
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OVER time skin ages and
loses its youthful appearance.
Wrinkles appear around the
eyes, fine lines bloom around
the lips and age spots appear
on the hands. While some of
these factors are natural and
unavoidable, many of the vis-
ible signs of aging are caused
by the sun, and can be avoid-
ed.

Skin is composed of three
layers:
* The epidermis or outer layer
* The dermis or middle layer
* The subcutis or basement lay-
er

The second layer or the
dermis is the part of the skin
that contains collagen, elastin
and other fibres that support
the skin's structure. It is these
elements that are responsi-
ble for giving skin its smooth
and youthful appearance. It is
also this area that is damaged
by the UV radiation.

There are two types of UV
rays UVA and UVB. When
the UV rays hit the skin, the
cells in the dermis try to pro-
duce melanin to send to the
surface layer of skin. This
prevents the rays from pene-
trating the skin. This is the
process by which you devel-
op a tan.
UVB rays are shorter than
UVA rays and are responsi-
ble for the sunburn. The
UVA rays however have
longer wavelengths and are
responsible for the photoag-
ing. They penetrate deep into
the dermis where they dam-
age the collagen fibres. The
skin then attempts to rebuild
this damaged collagen by
producing enzymes. The
enzymes however often mal-
function and degrade.the col-
lagen resulting in incorrectly
rebuilt skin.
Since this process is repeat-
ed with daily UVA exposure,
the incorrectly rebuilt skin
forms wrinkles, and the
depleted collagen results in
leathery type skin.
Repeated sun exposure
also causes age spots or liver
spots. These spots have noth-
ing to do with your liver, but
everything to do with the sun.
An age spot is a small bit of
pigmentation caused by sun
exposure and is called a solar
lentigo. They are usually
found on the hands, arms,
chest and face.
The best way to fight pho-
toaging is prevention. Daily
application of a sunscreen
that is SPF 15 or higher to
areas that are prone to pho-
toaging will,not only help
prevent photoaging, but can
actually reverse some of the
signs you already have.
Reducing your exposure to
UV radiation will also lower
your risk of developing skin
cancer or pre-cancer type
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Bahanan beauties

get ready for

model showdown

FROM page 12
said it was nerve wracking
waiting to find out if she made
it into the contest.
"After my casting," she told
Tribune Women, "it was a
constant back and forth. One
day I would say that some-
thing's wrong, and the next
day I would be saying 'you'll
do fine'."
When she finally got the
message that she had made it
into the show, Michel said it
an extremely big relief. "This
was like my exhale moment."
The young lady, who is also
part Barbadian, said that win-
ning the Supermodel of the
Bahamas would be like having
the opportunity to make foot-
prints in the industry for
young people from the
Bahamas and Barbados.
Modeling has always been a
passion for another super-
model prospect, 17 year old
Erinn Treco.
"My dream is to become a
model, so I couldn't pass this
opportunity up" said the
young high school student.
When she saw the ad about
the event on Facebook, Erinn
said she immediately went to
the Ford online site and regis-
tered.
"You have to understand, I
read and collect Vogue, Teen
Vogue, Seventeen and Cosmo
Girl, and sometimes I get the
New York Times fashion mag-
azine. I study the designers,
the photographers, what the
makeup artists are doing, and
the different models. If any-
thing new comes up, that way
I will have the upper hand."
Even though she feels that
she knows a lot about the busi-
ness and has a look she con-
siders to be multi-ethnic, Erin
said that you just never know
what the judges are looking
for. "You just have to block
it out and try to become the
winner."
She said that she realises
becoming a Ford model is
going to take a lot of hard
work and determination, and
she has already begun mak-
ing frequent trips to the gym.
"Once my mind is settled
on something, I go after it. I
am very determined," Erinn
said.
"My mom wants me to fin-
ih school, but she also knows
that modeling is something
that I want to do. So, she is
excited for me, and she is
showing me a lot of support."
College of the Bahamas'
student, Jourdana Rodgers,
21, thought that entering the
contest would be a good
opportunity to try and get
more modeling experience,
see how she would stand up
against other potential
Bahamian "supermodels," and
then, see how far she can take
her modeling career with the
experience learned from being
a part of this contest.
"When I was growing up, I
was always taller than every-
one else my age. I didn't like
my height too much, but did-
n't want it to go to waste. I
didn't like sports, so I started
model training," said Jour-
dana.
And despite having person-
al issues with her height as a
youngster, the exotic 5'11
beauty said that with her
moms help, she learned how
to love her height. She told
Tribune Woman, "I didn't
always like my height, but
now, I love it!"
"My height is what. makes
me different from all the oth-
er girls," Jourdana said,
remembering the day when
she went in for the final cast-
ing.
"I was okay when I was out-
side," she recalls, "but when I
got inside the gym, I started
having butterflies wondering
how I would stack up to the
other girls, but after a while, I
realized that all of the girls had
their own attributes that they
were bringing to the contest. I
knew that I couldn't bring it
all, but I had my legs and
height as an advantage over
most of the other girls."
If she were the one to rep-
resent the Bahamas in Mon-
tenegro in January of 2009,
Jourdana said that she will be


ready to mix it up with the 50
other "Supermodel" hopefuls
at the international event.

Tickets for the 1st Annual
Ford Models' Supermodel of the
Bahamas and Models242 Male
Face of 242 is scheduled to go on
sale Wednesday, September 17
and will be available at Diamonds
International, Carlos Valentino on
Bay and Victoria, Flaunt It Cloth-
ing Store on Rosetta Street,
Urban Nation in the Mall at
Marathon, and Coco Nuts
Bahama Grill, West Bay Street.


Bahamas Girl Guides Association



prepares for Caricamp 2009

THE Bahamas Girl Guides Association has been invited by the
Caribbean Link of Guiding to host Caricamp 2009. This camp is expect-
ed to attract some 200 girls and leaders from 20 countries in the
Caribbean including Canada, England and the US. .
This event, scheduled for Easter of 2009, will run for five days and will
be based in New Providence at St Augustine's College. It is expected
that this will be a time of adventure, challenges, forging new friendships
and developing each person's potential under the theme of: Forging
Friendships. Nurturing Caribbean Unity through Guiding.

GIRL GUIDES CELEBRATES COMMONWEALTH DAY

The Bahamas Girl Guides celebrated Commonwealth Day in a
fashion show and luncheon on May 24.
Representatives of the Commonwealth of Nations here in the
Bahamas joined with the guides in a fashion show to model their
national dress. Mrs Clarice Granger, former chief commissioner,
chaired the annual event. "-'

LADY DOROTHY CASH REMEMBERED PARTICIPANTS in costume
Members of the Bahamas Girl Guides Association paid tribute to the ( PARTICIPANS in costume
late Lady Cash who died on May 19.(a countries in the Commonwealth.
Lady Cash was actively involved in Guiding for many years. She countries in the Commonwealth.
served as a member of Council and in 1984 became the patron of the
association.
In the latter capacity, she chaired the annual general meetings and
gave her full support by attending various other events, notably, the
launching of the annual Cookie Week drive.
In one of her many addresses she said, "The principles of Girl
Guiding here plays a vital role in the lives of many of our young PICTURED are Mrs Elma Garraway
women who are making valuable contributions to our community. center) Mr James Catalyn and Miss
"Girl Guides have an opportunity to learn and develop many skills, Betty Cole (left), directors of Parade.
and are exposed to discipline and a sense of dedication and loyalty to
country.
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Decision paralysis

YOU have probably already seen "Decision Paralysis" in inac-
tion. It isn't very selective, it can show up in any office at any time. It
happens when a decision needs to be made and the decision maker,
who can be an executive, manager, supervisor or employee, seems
oblivious of the need to make a decision and get things moving.


Sometimes managers, super-
visors and employees are afraid
to make a decision because at
some time or another, they
took what they thought was a
calculated risk only to have it
backfire in a humiliating out-
burst of power, disappointment
or outrage by a senior manager
or executive. Senior managers
sometimes don't grasp the
notion that if, instead of coach-
ing, you berate an employee or
,a supervisor for a mistake, you
create a culture of fear, risk
aversion and homogeneity.
There are many more rea-
sons why decision makers can
become paralyzed or inopera-
tive. Some leaders are just not
comfortable with making a
decision about a trouble maker
or non-performer who is nega-
tively impacting the team
because they don't want to be
responsible for creating hard-
ship for the trouble maker and
their family. I often hear the
term, "I don't want to take
bread out their mouths" so the
cancer festers and spreads
among the team while the team
leader sticks their head in the
sand. The key issue here is that
as a leader, you are being paid
to make both the easy and the
tough decisions so you need to
rise to the expectations of your
role.
From the opposite perspec-
tive, there are managers who
neglect to make a decision to
promote strong performers
because of petty jealousies or
because they can't afford to
lose their top performers. The
problem here may be that the
leader has not developed a
competent team and is relying
on one person to pull the
weight. If your team isn't.com-
petent it means you need to
make a decision or a combina-
tion of decisions to train, trans-
fer, disengage or restructure.
Another sign of decision
paralysis is the manager who
is petrified by the prospect of
"conflict. There are many, many
managers who fear being con-
fronted. The perceived poten-
tial for disrespect rattles them
to their core so they take great
pains to avoid taking a stand.
They usually lack the confi-
dence, training, skills and will to
harness or even acknowledge
any type of conflict and trans-
form it into a positive process
and outcome.
Then there is a group of
immobilized managers who
over-analyze a problem to the
point where they start to lose


sight of the relevant facts and
get caught up with the incon-
sequential and petty. These
managers see themselves as
cerebral or intelligent but they
take their ability to think to an
unproductive level. The key
skill they need to learn here is
execution.
There are some managers
who can't separate facts from
emotion so their emotions stop
them from making a decision,
or cause-them to take an inap-
propriate position. Everyone
else perceives the inaction or
emotionalism for what it is
except the emotive manager.
While sometimes stalling tac-
tics are appropriate, employ-
ees and support persons can
tell (over time) if you are
stalling purposefully or if you
are in a place of abject indeci-
sion. Sometimes stalling or
waiting will make the decision
easier because circumstances
may sort themselves out but
keep in mind that timing is
everything, so if you are stuck
and you miss an important win-
dow of opportunity you will
seem ineffective or impotent.

Here are some of the nega-
tive effects of indecision:

1. A loss of confidence in and
respect of your leadership.
2. Low morale due to frus-
tration.
3. Missed opportunities.
4. Issues piling up on each
other, compounding a situation
or making resolution more
complex than it needs to be.
5. You stand to lose your top
performers who become frus-
trated by the perceived lack of
direction and stasis.

There are numerous decision
making tools available to assist
anyone who needs to strength-
en their decisiveness. One of
them is called the "Six Think-
ing Hats". Each hat represents
a perspective of the challenge
or problem that you can con-
sider:

The White Hat: Look at
past trends and identify gaps
in your knowledge
The Red Hat: Look at the
optional solutions at a gut level.
You can also make an effort to
understand how employees or
members will probably react.
Keep in mind that a negative
reaction isn't always a reason to
decide against a solution.
The Black Hat: This form
of thinking makes your deci-


sion more resilient. Weigh the
cons of the options. This is
important because it exposes
the weaknesses in the solu--
tions.
The Yellow Hat: This is
the optimistic viewpoint. Use
this approach to identify the
value and opportunities in
your options.
The Green Hat: This hat
is about introducing creativity
to the process. One tool of cre-
ativity is brainstorming (ie,
true brainstorming that sus-


pends judgment of ideas dur-
ing the process).
The Blue Hat: This hat is
about process control. Did the
meeting leader prepare an
agenda and facilitate the dis-
cussion effectively or did you
walk away from the meeting
thinking it was a waste of
time?
(Source: Mindtools)

Once you review your chal-
lenge using the six thinking
hats or any tool or combina-


tion of decision making tools
of your choice, you can ven-
ture into the world of riskjak-
ing. If your decision is not a
confidential matter, you can
minimize your risk by testing
your ideas on your coworkers
of boss. The execution process
will test the applicability and
adaptability of tour plans. It
will test your leadership skills
because it is inevitable that
recalibration will probably be
necessary.

Yvette Bethel is the presi-
dent of Organizational Soul. She
can be contacted by telephone
at 242.424.7166 or fax -
242.324.1631 or write to her at
PO Box N-51 1, Nassau,
Bahamas. Interested persons
can also check out her website
at: www.orgsoul.com.


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SEPTEMBER


16, 2 0 0 8


Hu\


OR nearly a decade, young Bahamian girls have been watching Tyra
Banks announce to anxious and often fanatical contestants on her tele-
";== ..-vision reality series America's Next Top Model (ANTM) that one of the
prizes that they are vying for is a multi-million dollar contract with "the leg-
endary modeling agency, Ford Models."


For the throngs of. oung Baharruan women who
rehgiousl\ watch ANTM, the\ can onl\ imagine such
an opportunity, and the orenrwhelming response to the
locally produced spin-off, Bahamas Next Top Model,
is a testament to this desire for the chance to live the
dream of one of Bank's contestants.
Now, with the founding of Models242. aspiring
Bahamian beauties haie the chance to realise their
dream. Models242 has partnered with Ford, and as a
result, haie opened the door for .oung women to get
a "real life" opportunity.
For one week, beginning September 2.x, the\ will
work it out in front .t the camera and on the runway
hoping to -,how their own unique brand of Bahamian
beauty to the prestigious agency known for de elop-
ing the careers of some of the world's original super-
models, such as Naomi Campbell, Brooke Shield-.,
and ANTM winner E\a.
Billed as a "'Night Under The Stars." the final cent,
w which is scheduled to take o er Fort Charlttte on
\\est Ba. Street on October 4, will pa\ tribute to a
legendary pioneer in the fashion indutrN in the
Bahamas. Pepper Johnson.
In preparation for the whirl ind of acti lity, four of
the countries up and conung models sat with Tribune


Woman to talk about their thoughts and experiences
surrounding the contest which has put them on the
fast track to winning $250,000 in modeling contracts as
the Bahamas' first supermodel and Ford Models'
Supermodel of the World'.
Nineteen year old Enka Adderley, one of this
Near s finalists, said she was happy and excited about
the opportunity. 'Now that it is happening, I am going
to look at it as a learning experience. I am getting an
opportunity to work with and present myself to repre-
sentatives from Ford. That is an exciting experience."
The model hopeful thinks that it is funny how the
same modehng agency, whose name she heard many
times on the Tyra Bank' television reality show, is
now coming to the Bahamas.
"This shows that the Bahamas is moving on to
another leel" she said, adding, "It's about time".
And what if she doesn't win'? Erika said that she
would not feel bad because she knows that "when one
door is closed, many other doors open up".
Another Noung beauty vying for the same chance to
represent the Bahamas at the Supermodel of the World
competition is MNchel'Archer. Sixteen year old Michel
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 3


THE RT. HON. HUBERT A. INGRAHAM

PRIME MINISTER, COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS


PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, pharmacists are highly educated and
trained healthcare professionals who, having become certi-
fied in recognized specialty areas, and having passed exam-
inations administered by credentialing boards, are experts
in the field of preparing and dispensing pharmaceutical
drugs and medicines;
AND WHEREAS, pharmacists, in some cases, are the
first ones to be contacted by patients with inquiries about
undiagnosed or diagnosed health conditions;
AND WHEREAS, one of the most important roles
which pharmacists are called upon to perform is the assum-
ing of direct and overall responsibility for the effective man-
agement of medications for patients in diseased states, so
that the state of health of -each patient is progressively
improved;
AND WHEREAS, the Government of the Bahamas is
pleased to be partnering with the Bahamas Pharmaceutical


Association in making determinations on critical issues con-
nected with the implementation of the Government's
healthcare initiative: The National Chronic Disease
Prescription Drug Plan, and in the drafting of legislation to
regulate the practice of pharmacy in the Bahamas;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Hubert A Ingraham, Prime
Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, do hereby
proclaim the week beginning Sunday, 14th September and
ending Saturday, 20th September 2008 as "Pharmacy
Week".

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my Hand
and Seal this 10th day of September 2008.


ubert A. I graham


THE HON. HUBERT MINNIS

MINISTER OF HEALTH


A S THE Bahamas Pharmaceutical
Association hosts its 2008 summit, it is a
pleasure for me
to welcome international delegate and presen-
ters to The Bahamas, and to commend this asso-
ciation for its commitment to the provision of con-
tinuing education for its Membership.
This year's theme, "The Defining Moment-The
Way Forward" is significant, as it transports The
Bahamas Pharmaceutical Association beyond past
achievements.
It allows this association to assess the challenges
that remain and look ahead with the goal of con-
fronting them with renewed determination. In set-
ting objectives and formulating policies, the
Ministry of Health remains cognizant of the influ-
ential role that professional bodies such as The
Bahamas Pharmaceutical Association could play in
this process.
In this regard, I have noted that among other
matters, this year's summit also seeks to focus two
major initiatives. These are'the proposed National
Prescription Drug Plan for chronic non-communi-
cable diseases and Pharmacy Legislation. This
provides a unique opportunity for pharmacists
along with their colleagues in other disciplines to
engage in meaningful discussions on issues perti-
nent to advancing their initiatives. To this end, The
Ministry of Health welcomes the submission of any
additional recommendations emanating from these
discussions.
It is our hope that through this united and coor-
dinated effort, these initiatives that are geared


toward enhancing the capacity of our health care
services to effectively respond to the changing
needs of the population will produce the desired
results.
I am therefore grateful to The Bahamas
Pharmaceutical Association for the activities that
are planned for this week, which serve as an invalu-
able complement to the work of the Ministry of
Health.
I take this opportunity to encourage you as ded-
icated pharmacists to remain committed to the
concept of excellence, and I extend wishes for the
continued growth and success of The Bahamas
Pharmaceutical Association.
lam therefore grateful to The Bahamas
Pharmaceutical Association for the activities that
are planned for this week, which serve as an invalu-
able complement to the work of the Ministry of
Health.
I take this opportunity to encourage you as ded-
icated pharmacists to remain committed to the
concept of excellence, and I extend wishes for the
continued growth and success of The Bahamas
Pharmaceutical Association.
I am therefore grateful to The Bahamas
Pharmaceutical Association for the activities that
are planned for this week, Which serve as an
invaluable complement to the work of the Ministry
of Health.
I take this opportunity to encourage you as ded-
icated pharmacists to remain committed to the
concept of excellence, and I extend wishes for the
continued growth and success of The Bahamas
Pharmaceutical Association.







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* Connaught Laboratories Ltd.
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* Janssen Cilag
* Glaxosmith Kline
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008* 5


MR. PHILIP GRAY

President of the Bahamas Pharmaceutical Association


mit will also enhanc
HIS IS an exciting time in the practice of Pharmacy in the Bahamas. sional and social
There is new pharmacy legislation on the horizon, a pharmacy coun- which will empowe
cil will be formed in short order. way forward.
The National Prescription Drug Plan for chronic non-communicable To our guests
decease will assist in defining the new model for pharmacy business. Caribbean region a
Career path opportunities are numerous. panion association
The profession has never been more viable, lucrative or in the spot light. It Florida we welcoi
is indeed "The defining moment in time" for the profession of pharmacy. thank you for sh
"To whom much is given much is expected". The mandate given to us to moment in time.
police and protect the integrity of the profession is voluminous. We promise to be
The age of pharmaceutical care gives us a wonderful avenue to not only dis- as you experience th
pense medications with accuracy that will relieve symptoms, but to be agents God lives.
through counseling and development of relationships with our patients to get It is my prayer tha
to the root causes of their illnesses, continue to enlarge
In truly understanding this, we grasp the awesomeness of our charge for the will never cause har
entire pharmaceutical industry. The urgency our mandate must also propel Do enjoy and abs
us to seek out the potential in our youth and steer the right skill set into our It is my prayer tha
most noble profession. continue to enlarge
Pharmacy week and summit 2008 is most important for us and our country. will never cause har
The need to enlighten our patrons and clients is among our goals. The sum- Do enjoy absorb


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orb all that pharmacy week and Summit 2008 has to offer.
t as God did for Jabez that He would bless us indeed and
our territory, that God's hand will be upon us so that we
mn to one another or our clients.
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THE BAHAMAS PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION


SUMMIT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS



SUNDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER, 2008


7:00am.- 9:00am.
12:00pm.- 6:00pm.


Church Service
Picnic


Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church
Rose Island


MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER, 2008


12:00pm.- 3:00pm.


Decoration & Judging of Pharmacies


Individual Pharmacies


TUESDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER, 2008


9:00am. 1:00pm.
1:00pm. 2:00pm.
2:00am. 5:00pm.
5:00pm. 7:00pm..
8:00pm. 9:00pm.


Newspaper Supplement
Brown Bag Day
Lunch
Brown Bag Day Cont'd
Break
Live T.V. Broadcast-Public Ed on
Herbal Medicine


Individual Pharmacies

Individual Pharmacies

Dr. Alvira Higgs
At Public Hospitals Authority


WEDNESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER, 2008


9:00am.
10:00am.- 11:00am.
11:00am.- 1:00pm.
1:00pm.- 2:00pm.
2:00pm.- 5:00pm.
5:00pm.- 6:00pm.
7:00pm.- 9:00pm.


Registration
Coffee Break
Registration Cont'd
Lunch
Registration Cont'd
Break
Opening Ceremony
Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort


Public Hospitals Authority

Public Hospitals Authority

Public Hospitals Authority

Key Note Speaker
Hon. Hubert Minns, Minister of Health


THURSDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER, 2008


8:00am.- 9:00pm.
9:00am.- 10:00am.

10:00am.- 11:00am.
11:00am.- 12:00pm.
12:00pm.- 1:00pm
1:00am.- 2:00pm.
2:00pm. 3:00pm.
3:00pm. 5:00pm.
5:00pm. 7:00pm.
7:00pm. 8:00pm.
8:00pm. 9:00pm.


Inspiration Hour
Biostatistics for Pharmacy
Documentation
Coffee Break
Pharmacovigalnce Bahamas
Chronic Disease Management
Lunch
Pharmacy I.T. Tech.
Pharmacy Tours
Break
Evening Session
Metabolic Syndrome


Dr. Maura Wade


Ms. Vivenne Lockhart
DL Adrian Sawyer

Mr. Philip Gray/Mr. Omar Saunders
Laura Charlton Pratt


Dr. Chairmaine Rochester






Tuesday, September 16, 2008 7



THE BAHAMAS PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION


SUMMIT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER, 2008


8:00am. 9:00am.
9:00pm. 10:00pm.
10:00am.- 11:00am.
11:00am.- 12:00am.

1:00pm.- 2:00pm.
2:00pm.- 4:00pm.
7:30pm.


Inspiration Hour
Clinical Interventions
Coffee Break
Student Thesis Hour

Lunch
AGM Meeting
BPA Honouree Banquet


Public Hospital Authority
Dr. Kareem McKinney

Ms. Alfreda Stubbs and
Mrs. Michelle Finlayson


Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort


SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER, 2008


9:00am.- 11:00am.
1:00pm. 2:00pm.
7:00pm.


Total Parenteral Nutrition
Lunch
"Party in Da Back Yard" Karaoke Night


Ms. Deanna Morrison and

Mr. Robert Sands Host


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Honouree Mr. (linton Reg ld McCartney

He also has preceptored many
Slinton McCartney affec- Bahamian Pharmacist. His motto being-to
||tionately called CMc by be the Best Pharmacist in your practice.
his staff has pioneered the
Bahamas Pharmaceutical Association by He comes from a family of Pharmacist,
bridging the gap amongst pharmacists his brother William McCartney, a nephew
S when he served as president in 1978. Kurt McCartney, and a niece Kim Major.
He conducted walk about with execu- Anyone who is affiliated with him is
tives to all Pharmacists in their workplace. accepted as part of his family. The cus-
He also organized an AGM meeting in tomers who visit his practice can expect
Freeport to address their current con- empathy, accuracy and integrity when
cerns. providing pharmaceutical care.
Clinton started his pharmacy career at The Caribbean Association of
the Princess Margaret Hospital under the Pharmacist and Wesley Methodist
apprenticeship programme. Church. He is a exceptional listener and
often you can envision him surrounded by
He preceptored under Mr. Pedro friends and family.
Roberts (now deceased).
In 1972 he opened his own Pharmacy Clint is married to the former Myrtle
called McCartney's Pharmacy where he Nee Clare and they have one son Clint
is currently. junior affectionately called CJ.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 9


THE BAHAMAS


GOVERNMENT'S OBJECTIVES


The Bahamas Government seeks to establish
*> a program fbr the supply of certain pharma-
ceutical products via government owned and
other health facilities at an economic cost, in
the treatment of certain chronic diseases, and has out-
line the primary objectives of the "Chronic Diseases
Prescription Drug Plan" as follows:


*To increase access to cost effec-
tive drugs for the treatment of specif-
ic chronic diseases and specified
medical conditions
*To reduce the financial burden of
beneficiaries in respect of the pur-
chase of prescription drugs and spec-
ified medical supplies.
In order to provide funding for the
"Chronic Diseases Prescription Drug
Plan" the Bahamas Government
intends to establish a "Prescription


Drug Fund" which will be under the
control and management of the
National Insurance Board (NIB) and
which will consist of:
*Contributions collected by NIB
from insured persons, employers and
any other category of persons as may
be prescribed.
*Sums received by way of grant or
donation.
*Monies collected by NIB on
behalf of the Prescription Drug Fund.


*Sums approved by Parliament for
payment into the fund.
Monies collected by the
Prescription Drug Fund will be used
solely to pay for:
*The purchase and financing of
prescription drugs and medical sup-
plies for beneficiaries.
*Costs and expenses incurred by
NIB in the management of the Drug
Plan.
*Health education, health promo-
tion, and to meet the cost of studies
for the implementation of measures
to prevent illnesses.
Specified diseases and medical
conditions covered by the "Chronic
Diseases Prescription Drug Plan" are
expected to include: Arthritis *
Asthma
Breast Cancer 'Prostate Cancer
* Diabetes Benign Prostate
Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prosatate)
*Hypoetension Glaucoma
Ischemic Heart Disease


Major Depression *- Psychosis
In addition to providing beneficiar-
ies of the Plan with. the necessary pre-
scription drugs and specified medical
supplies from Government owed
pharmacies and clinics, it is intended
that the Bahamas Government enter
into contractual arrangements with
owners of Bahamian registered phar-
macies in order to be able to provide
this service as well.
To ensure that an orderly and
transparent facilitation of the
"Chronic Diseases Prescription Plan"
takes place, it is imperative that the
specific needs of all stakeholders
(NIB, PHA, BNDA, Pharmaceutical
Wholesalers, Government
Pharmacies/Clinics, Private Hospital
Pharmacies and Retail Pharmacies)
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008* 10





OVERVIEW OF THE PROPOSED PHARMACY ACT


ST he current legislation, which
>> T governs the practice of phar-
macy (Chapter 212. The Pharmacy
Act) was enacted by Parliament on the
23rd of May, 1962. The act outlined a process for
registering pharmacists via the office of the
Minister responsible for Pharmacy. The current
legislation that governs the registration of
Pharmacists and Pharmacy technicians
(Chapter 220. The Health Professions Act) was
enacted by Parliament on the 6th of August,
1998. This act outlined the process for the for-
mation of the Health Professionals Council that
would register and license all applicable health
professionals, of which pharmacists and phar-
macy technicians were included. It also provid-
ed a mechanism for general regulations for all
aforementioned health professionals, for their
governance.
At the present time, The Bahamas is the only
member-state of CARICOM in which the pro-
fession of pharmacy is not regulated via a
Pharmacy Board or Council.
Over the past ten years, the profession of
pharmacy has seen significant changes in the
scope of practice, qualifications, new treatment


modalities, and emerging technological
advances. In addition, the profession is facing a
global crisis relating to the in creased influx of
counterfeit medications and fraud via the
Internet practice of pharmacy.
It is now clear that the legislative tools avail-
able for governance must be improved. The
development of proper guidelines necessary for
the regulation of the profession is a task best
accomplished by those involved in-the profes-
sion.
With the repeal of the current Pharmacy Act
1962, and all sections of the Health Professions
Act 1998, which relate to the profession of phar-
macy, the proposed Pharmacy Act (2008) seeks
to address the following:
*Establishment of a nine-member council
known as The Bahamas Pharmacy Council,
comprised of experienced pharmacists and
pharmacy professionals, along with requisite
representation from the Minister responsible
for Pharmacy (via the Chief Medical Officer
and the Director of the Bahamas Na'tional Drug
Agency).
An overview of the core responsibilities of the
Council will show the following functions:
*Register and license premises and persons


involved in the profession.

*Regulate and control the practice of phar-
macy
eDevelop and govern standards of practice
eDevelop and enforce standards of profes-
sional ethics.
*Facilitate the receipt of official complaints
relative to the profession and/or professionals.
*Work with relevant government agencies to
inspect licensees and enforce compliance.
*Implementation of a proper process for the
registration and licensure of:
Pharmacy health-care facilities
Pharmacists, technicians, interns and
relevant healthcare practitioners
Pharmacy wholesale, import/export, and
manufacturing facilities and businesses.
Pharmacists with sub-specialty practice areas
including but not limited to clinical pharmacy
practice, nuclear pharmacy, oncology-pharmacy
practice, specialized disease-state management
pharmaceutical care (e.g. out-patient diabetes
management, coumadin-clinic management,
etc). The Council in accordance with accepted
international guidelines will define standards
for practice in any sub-specialty area.


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BPA EXECUTIVE


Mr. Philip Gray
President


Ms Mimi Roberts
Vice President


Ms Michele Finlayson
Treasurer


Ms Melanie Obregon
Assistant Treasurer


Ms M Gail Cartwright
Secretary


Dr Marvin Smith
The Commonwealth Pharmacist
Association Representative
for The Bahamas


Ms Omar Saunders Ms Calliope Smith
Regional Vice President Regional Vice President
Eastern'Bahamas New Providences


Mr Lenorad Sturrup
Regional Vice President
Northern Bahamas


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