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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 18, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
normalized irregular
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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on future of
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those disconnected

who could not pay

high bills in full

Tribune Staff Reporter
PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham yesterday instruct-
ed Bahamas Electricity Cor-
poration to reconnect all resi-
dential consumers whose pow-
er was disconnected because
they could not pay their high
electricity bills in full.
Informing the House of
Assembly that the vast major-
ity of some 5,000 Bahamians
have had their supply discon-
nected even though their out-
standing bills were less than
$1,000, Prime Minister Ingra-
ham said that this practice was
"not acceptable."
"Such a state of affairs
demands a response from a
caring government; a response
that will bring relief to more
than 5,000 families and help
them through a difficult eco-
nomic situation; a response
that will allow more time for
the implementation of medi-
um and long-term strategies
that are being devised to
improve energy conservation
and eventually to bring about
sustained reductions in the cost
of electricity," he said.
In addition to reconnections,

BEC was instructed to allow
residential consumers to enter
into agreements with the com-
pany to pay 25 per cent of their
outstanding bill by October 10
- and the remainder over a
two-year period.
As it relates to subsequent
electricity bills, the prime min-
ister said that residential con-
surfiers will he required to keep
all future payments current.
Non contributory old age
pensioners who are unable to
pay their electricity arrears
under the terms outlined can
go to the Department of Social
Services to be assessed for any
appropriate financial assistance
that can be given them.
Additionally, unemployed
heads of households with chil-
dren are permitted to report
to the Department of Social
Services so that their circum-
stances can be investigated and
a decision made as to what
assistance may be given to
them, Mr Ingraham said.
Government will also direct
BEC to limit until December
31, 2008 the surcharge on elec-
tricity billings to a maximum
of 15 cents per kilowatt hour
on billings that utilise 800 kilo-
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ONE OF 13 former hotel workers of the Wyndham Nassau
Hotel holds a placard during a protest in Rawson Square yes-
terday. The protesters were seeking to raise awareness about
their'termination and what they say was "misrepresentation"
by their union.


TWO torn, blood stained
shirts that belonged to
murder victim Mario Miller
were among several
exhibits placed in evidence
yesterday as a police foren-
sic biologist testified at the
murder trial.
The prosecution called
Detective Inspector Rachel
Deleveaux, a forensic biol-
SEE page eight

Rudy King is
charged with three
counts of deceit of
a public officer
appeared in a Magistrate's court
yesterday, charged with three
counts of deceit of a public offi-
According to court dockets, it
is alleged that on March 27 at
the Cable Beach Police Station,
King, 39, of West Bay Street,
tried to deceive police Corporal
803 Braynen with intent to
evade the requirements of the
It is also alleged that on
SEE page nine

Tribune Staff
PRIME Minister
Hubert Ingraham
announced that he
will leave for the
United States today
to meet with repre-
sentatives of Morton
International's home office to
discuss the company's future
plans regarding its Inagua plant.
This comes after concerns
were raised that the island's
main employer, Morton Salt,
which suffered heavy damage
during Hurricane Ike, may close
its operations in Inagua, leav-
ing the small community eco-
nomically devastated.
Speaking with The Tribune
from Philadelphia yesterday,
George Bochanski, a
spokesman for Morton's parent
company Rohm and Haas, said
that. although he has not yet
been briefed a6out a visit from
the prime minister, it will be
"most welcome."
"We are still in the process
of assessing the full extent of
the (damage) and will then

decide what stepsto
take. (A meeting
with Mr Ingrahan)
would be \ ery help-
ful. '
"Any advice, any
information, any
counsel he or one Of
his departments can
give us would be
great. We do this at
.allour other sites,
we find that when
we work hand-in-
hand with people, things work
out much better," he said.
Mr Bochanski added that the
company's CEO is currently on
his way back to the Bahamas
to meet with officials in Inagua.
Concerns about Inagua's
future were heightened last
week after Mr Bochanski said
that while it is Morton Interna-
tional's present intention to
restore its Inagua salt plant to
fully operational status, it "can-
not say with one hundred per
cent certainty" that it will keep
operating there if in the com-
ing weeks it "finds out that it's
not practical."
Prime Minister Ingraham said
yesterday in the House of
Assembly that he is scheduled
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ti 'US stopped us helping Cuba's Ike victims'

AN American couple who live,
in the Bahamas say they are
embarrassed and angry at the US
government after their efforts to
send hurricane relief aid to Cuba
were frustrated.
Bill Herrington and Leslie
Fouse, the sole inhabitants of
Manjack Cay in the Abacos, said
they want to apologise to the
Cuban people for their govern-
ment's behaviour.
"'We experienced a Category 5
hurricane Floyd on this island
so we know the helpless feeling


against the power of nature and
we have much compassion for
anyone who goes through that,"
. Mr Herrington said. "Now we are
experiencing the helpless feeling
of knowing that our country is
wrong and we can do even less
about that."
He explained that after Hurri-
cane Ike hit Cuba, he learned that
a bank account had been opened
in Nassau to accept donations for
hurricane relief.
Mr Herrington said he con-
tacted his bank in Florida, but
was told that it was illegal for an
American citizen to send money
to Cuba for any reason.
This, he said, added "to a very
long list of disappointments I
have with my country" regarding
its treatment of its Caribbean
neighbour. "All we wanted to do
was send some money to help the
Cuban people who were devas-
tated by the hurricanes," he said.
"We are US citizens and our
country would not allow that. We
do have the internet though and
I'm able to discern the true story
about Cuba from sources outside
of the US."
In the last month, Cuba has
been ravaged'by two major hur-
ricanes, which arrived only a
week apart.
Hurricane Gustav, with 240
kmph winds, brought heavy rains,
knocked out power lines and
completely destroyed hundreds
of buildings.
Then came Hurricane Ike,

which wiped out more than 4,000
tons of food in storage and
135,000 tons of fruit. The Cuban
government said the two storms
did $5 billion worth of damage
and destroyed hundreds of thou-
sands of homes. The Cubans have
asked Washington to ease the
embargo to allow American com-
panies to sell food and other sup-
plies to them.
Mr Herrington said that
although the US has offered aid
to Cuba in the wake of the
storms, the offer is political rather
than humanitarian in nature.
, "I've read the details of their
so-called offer of assistance and

the world should know that it is
anything but a genuine offer of
help to those in need.
. "The US didn't offer funds -
they offered to allow private
funds to be sent, but only if
accompanied by their team of dis-
aster assessment specialists. I
believe what President Castro
said in his statement of refusal to
the offer. Cuba has no shortage of
well trained experts in the field of
disaster preparedness and -assess-
"That should be obvious if one
compares the loss of human life
that the US experienced in Kat-
rina with Cuba's loss in two

major, back-to-back, hurricanes.
That was several thousand ver-
sus four. All Cuba needs and
wants from the US is an end to
this near half century of inhu-
mane economic warfare they call
an 'embargo'."
Mr Herrington called for the
US government to allow Ameri-
can companies to conduct nor-
mal business with Cuba, including
selling food and medical supplies,
without political interference.
"Let good caring American cit-
izens who want to help a neigh-
bour send money and goods with-
out restrictions. In fact why
shouldn't caring 'free' Americans
be allowed to get on a plane and
fly to Cuba to offer physical help?
"Why doesn't 'Democratic'
America abide by a UN vote of
183 to three to end the 'embar-
go'? AAd that vote has been more
or less the same every year for
16 years," he added.
"Does anyone outside of
Washington/Miami really believe
that Cuba is a threat to America
or the Caribbean region? Or that
Communism is the excuse? After
all, American homes are full of
things produced in a Communist
China and sold through Wal-
Mart. And Americans can fly
direct to Communist Vietnam
and eat at Burger King."
Mr Herrington went on to ask
if what Washington terms Cuban
"political prisoners" are any dif-
ferent from American detainees
at Guantanamo Bay.

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Tribune Staff Reporter
THE creation of a Competition Commission
would benefit the local business sector by
breaking up the cartels and monopolies con-
trolling a number of areas and further mod-
ernise the economy, members of the business
community said yesterday.
The commission is a requirement of the
Bahamas signing onto the Economic Partner-
ship Agreement (EPA) with the European
Union (EU) and has to come on stream by
2013. Members of the Chamber of Commerce
agree the establishment of such a body is inte-
gral to the Bahamas' economic advancement
with or without the EPA.
"Anything that allows the Bahamian econ-
omy to become a little bit more transparent, I
think is good in the long-term," Chamber of
Commerce president Dionisio D'Auguilar told
The Tribune. "There are complaints that cer-

tain sectors of our economy are controlled by
moilopolies take alcohol, gasoline, banks -
they're controlled by cartels or very few com-
panies control these sectors of the economy, so
I think that it's good.
He said some are fearful the agreement
would allow foreigners to "take over" certain
economic sectors but he is hopeful there will
be .safeguards in place to protect Bahamian
companies. "There are sectors of our economy
that are controlled by foreign companies now
and we need competition in these areas, but I
would say Bahamian competition. You don't
want our economy to be butchered and dev-
astated by the inflow of foreign companies
that just marginalise Bahamian companies and
put them out of business... But you do want to
create competition.
Trade economist and consultant Chamber of
Commerce Frank Ferguson said competition
policy will prevent monopolies from taking
advantage of some of the smaller businesses. In
order to fully mordernise our economy, Mr

Ferguson said a standards bureau (another
requirement of EPA) and greater transparency
in government are needed.
A standards bureau would regulate the qual-
ity of goods imported into the country.
"A competition committee is the equiva-
lent of anti-trust legislation that you have in
the United States. Any country that is seri-
ously thinking about facilitating business for
both its citizens and for persons entering the
country would consider some rules governing
monopolies and other large bodies that may
want to take advantage of its market size.
"So it is a good thing, but the chamber's
position is that with or without (the EPA) the
idea of establishing a competition policy is
good for the Bahamas," he said.
The committee will be an independent body
set up as a recourse for Europeans doing busi-
ness locally to air any complaints about unfair
business practices. It would also quash agree-
ments that narrow trade of goods to monopo-
lies or a cartel (a small group).

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BEC official:

oil market to

blame for high

fuel surcharges
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE global oil market is
to blame for the notoriously
high fuel surcharges over
the past month, a senior
BEC official said.
Speaking before Prime
Minister Ingraham capped
surcharge prices at 15 cents
per kilowatt-hour (KWH)
yesterday (see lead story,
page one), the Bahamas
Electricity Corporation's
general manager Kevin Bas-
den said that because oil
prices on the global market
fluctuate sometimes to
alarming highs so have
BEC's surcharges.
"If the price of oil goes up
when we would have
bought it, then the fuel sur-
charge goes up; when the
price goes down based on
our purchases then the fuel
surcharge goes down," said
Mr Basden. "So when you
see the price of oil go down
today, it does not mean that
the oil we have in our tanks
now would be at that price
because we've already pur-
chased it at the higher
This explanation followed
widespread outrage over
high electricity bills. Some
residents decided to post an
online petition, hoping
thousands of signatures
would convince BEC to
reduce its surcharge.
Until Mr Ingraham's
announcement yesterday,
BEC's surcharge stood at
23.3 cents per KWH. In
March it was 16.49 cents.
According to Mr Basden,
the corporation purchases
its fuel from a company that
wins a Bahamas govern-
ment bid posted locally and
internationally about every
three years.
Thai company then pro-
vides all of the oil during
that contractual period.
BEC's current supplier is
Shell and Sun Oil.
"We try to get the best
price for oil for the corpora-
tion and for the customers
so we do competitive bid-
ding international and local-
ly," said Mr Basden. "We
go with the best rate for our
Mr Basdenr said BEC pur-
chases hundreds of thou-
sands of gallons about every
6-8 weeks sometimes even
more frequently. And in the
current global market, oil
prices can increase even
"If we were to purchase
oil today the price would be
based on the international
market," he said. "When
the oil is loaded on the ship
market price is paid for the
Subsequently, shipping
and piping charges are
Natural disasters such as
hurricanes and earthquakes
can cause oil prices to
increase quickly, and the
ability of OPEC to foresee
impending regionall instabil-
ity has been known to cause
price spikes.
War and instability, par-
:scularly in or around large
oil producing countries, can
also have a significant
Countries such as the US
keep their fuel surcharges
low by offering alternative
methods for power includ-
ing natural gas, coal and
nuclear power
According to Florida
Power and Lighl's website,
only eight percent of it's
power is produced using oil,
also greatly reducing its car-
bon footprint and impact on
the environment.
BEC is exploring alterna-
tive, renewable sources of
energy that should lower
consumer spending, State
Minister for Public Utilities
Phentun Nevmour said.
Mr Basden added: "We

sympathise with what's
going on with all of our cus-
tomers because we are cus-
tomers too, we are also
impacted by the high price
of oil, but we do whatever
we can do to minimise the .
cost to customers we
make no profit off of high
oil prices."

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Bimini residents protest at BEC

office over fuel surcharge fees

Tribune Staff Reporter
SCORES of Bimini residents
"hit hard" by electricity bills
protested outside a BEC office
yesterday morning against "exor-
bitant" fuel surcharge fees.
According to witnesses on the
small island, nearly 100 persons
flocked to an empty lot outside
the government building around
11am waving placards to protest
costly fuel surcharges, which some ,
claim are crippling businesses on
the island. Bimini police were on
hand at the protest which, from
all accounts, remained "peace-
Owner of the Bimini Breeze

hotel workers of the W\Vn-
dham Nassau Hotel
protested in Rawson
Square yesterday seeking
to raise awareness about
heir termination and what
they say was "misrepresen-
antion" b\ their union.
Leading the protest, was
Thomas Basiian., who said
that the fired workers are
owed'some $40,000 for
their services at Wyndham
over the years.
He said that they will
continue to take a stand
until the issue is resolved.
"We will pursue this to
the end!" Mr Bastian said.
Last month, 43 workers
from various departments
of the Cable Beach hotel
were let go. Some of them
had employed for more
than 25 years.
These persons received a
.lump sum of more than
$5,000 in redundancy pay-
Their attorney Obie Fer-
guson has filed writs in the
Supreme Court on behalf,
of 17 former workers who
are seeking money they
feel is owed them by the
In an earlier statement,
Baha Mar executive
Robert Sands expressed
regret that the hotel had to
,go through a process of
"employee separation",
but said that because of the
economic climate, the com-
pany had to take some
actions that would put the
business on a "financial
footing that will work to
help us remain a viable
financial operation in the
Some of the protesters
said that if Baha Mar is in.
a position to hire more
workers in the future, the
company should consider
them before any new appli-



Restaurant William 'Yama
Bahama' Butler, who was at the
protest, told The Tribune the gov-
ernment should shoulder the
hefty surcharge and ease the bur-
den on consumers.
"Everyone who was there, they
speak their mind and they're say-
ing it's almost impossible for the
light bill to jump from one price
to the next. Like my light bill
jumped from $500 to $1,100 and
then they have some home own-
ers who had $1,100 bills. We want
BEC to send someone from Nas-
sau to come down and see what
what's going on.
"Tie surcharge is almost more
than the units (of electricity) we
use. We want to find out why
the light bill have to be so

high," he said.
Residents are also fuming over
the fact that they must pay their
electricity bills in one lump suni
or face disconnection. Partial bill
payments have not been accept-
ed, they said.
"I got $1,100 to pay and I have
to pay that by Friday. Everybody
in Bimini have to pay their bill in
full or else they ga' cut your line,"
Mr Butler said.
Yesterday, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham announced that
BEC's policy is going to change
however, and that the fuel sur-
charge would be capped (see lead
story, page 1).
Trevor Robert's, 44, owns a
grocery store, laundromat and a
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said his combined business and
household electricity fees now
total $10,000. He took part in the
protest and would like to see the
government eliminate the fuel
surcharge from consumers' bills.
"Right now the light bills here
is killing us. The light bills are
extra high -they like doubling
what we used to paying. It's real-
ly rough trying to meet these bills.

In the wintertime we paid like
$2,000. In the summertime, like
last year this time we use to pay
like $4,000 and change and now it
up to $10,000."
He is afraid if the surcharge
keeps climbing, he may not be
able to keep the doors of his busi-
nesses open. "You know what it is
to come up with 20-something-
thousand in two months just to
cover them light bills?"

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The ups and downs of Inagua

FOR THE past several days we have been
writing about Inagua, but in one of our articles
we erroneously wrote that the Erickson family
of Massachusetts were the ones who started
the salt industry on that island. It was an obvi-
ous error, and we should have known better.
However, we are grateful to Sir Arthur
Foplkes, a native of Inagua, who took the time
to draw the error to our attention and spend a
little time reminiscing with us.
"The salt industry in Inagua," says Sir
Arthur, "goes back to the mid-19th century.
By 1848 Inagua had become the biggest salt
producer after the decline of the industry in
Turks and Caicos. That and the stevedoring
business brought great wealth to the island.
"By the 1930s the industry had collapsed
because of American taxes. Inagua was in bad
shape. One woman and her five children,
according to Gail Saunders, had to live off crabs,
top heart (hearts of palm) and prickly pear.
"My grand uncle, Arthur Symonette," said
Sir Arthur, "was the last Bahamian (I suspect he
had a Bermuda connection) to operate the salt
industry before the Ericksons came in 1936."
The late Dr Paul Albury in his "Story of the
Bahamas" tells how Turks Island, at first part of
the Bahamas, later came under the jurisdiction
of Jamaica. The Bermudians, Dr Albury wrote,
were the first people to take an interest in this
area. As early as 1668 they.started raking salt in.
the Turks. "This product,"' said Dr Albury;,
"became the most important commodity of
their trade, and it was looked upon as being
vital to the economic welfare of Bermuda."
Because Bermudians were the first to settle
and establish an industry there, it laid claim to
the Turks. Bermuda maintained that the
Bahamas did not need the Turks because it had
many other islands in its archipelago on which
to cultivate salt. After more than a century of
wrangling, said Dr Albury, Britain decided in
1803 in favour of the Bahamas. Turks Island
was confirmed as part of our island chain. The
Turks resented this and refused to sen a mem-
ber to the House of Assembly in Nassau. After
much agitation from the Turks, whose people
were angered because one fourth of the
Bahamas government's revenue came from tax-
ing their salt, with little going back to the Turks,
Britain agreed in 1848 to a separation. The
Turks with its neighboring Caicos Islands were
put under a local President and Council, respon-
sible to the Governor of Jamaica.
Inagua was an island of boom and bust.
Margery Erickson, wife of the late Jim Erickson,
who was the member of the three-brother fam-
ily, who got his whole family, including his par-

ents, interested in resurrecting Inagua's. salt
industry, wrote an interesting book Great
Inagua- on their years on an island that soon
became their much loved home.
She talked of how Inagua's salt industry col-
lapsed because of how low the price of salt fell
after the First World War. "Salt company after
salt company went broke overnight, natives lost
their jobs and their families suffered severely in
consequence. The pans fell into disuse walls
crumbled, canals became clogged with debris."
This was the island that the Ericksons rebuilt
until they could no longer continue and -sold
out to Morton Salt.
"Before the panic on Inagua," wrote Mrs
Erickson, "landowners had led a luxurious life
there. Brougham and hansoms pulled by match-
ing pairs of horses had rolled over the broad
roadways of Mathew Town and balls were giv-
en by moonlight; wines from Spain and France
filled the cellars of the well-to-do and one resi-
dent had a piano swung ashore from a clipper
ship. The ladies wore silks and taffetas from
Paris and lace from Brussels, while the men
had a crack polo team and played matches on
the Parade Ground."
Inagua was at one time the port of call for the
Hamburg-American and Royal Netherlands
Lines, which used to stop at Mathew Town to
pick up stevedores to work contract labour on
the Panama Canal, the Mexican Railways and
the mahogany industries of Central America:
The late Sir Etienne Dupuch, who represented
Inagua for many years, often talked of taking a
Dutch.ship from New Iork with his bride, to
contest an election in Inagua.
He also talked of the c.ays when a few rich
merchants who were still o1 the island traded in
gold bars, which they kept in a trunk under
their shop's counter. A Mr Richardson, the
father of the late Cyril Richardson, who worked
on The Tribune staff for n any years, was one of
those merchants. But in the end all the people of
Inagua had left were the Erickson family and
the salt pans. And then came the eighties the
drug years. Reports reaching The Tribune at
that time talked of an Inagua rich in US$100
bills, but poor in change. We were told of those
* who flashed their American $100 bills, but found
it difficult to spend the money locally, because
they could get no change.
Inagua has indeed had an interesting history
rags to riches, then back to rags. Prime Min-
ister Ingraham has now flown to the US to meet
with Morton Salt officials to try to convince
them to return to Inagua. If the long suffering
company refuses, then Inagua is once again on
its downward spiral.

Hosting of

Carifesta XI

may benefit

us greatly

EDITOR, The Tribune.
THE Caribbean Festival ot
the Arts (CARIFESTA) is a
major convention of the
Caribbean creative communi-
ty which presently takes place
every two years.
There have been ten. such
gatherings since 1972, and the
eleventh is scheduled to be
held in Nassau in August of
2010. The tenth meeting, held
in Guyana, where the first
meeting was held in 1972. saw
some 3500 participants from
29 countries, hosted in 40 loca-
tions in and around George-
town, Guyana's capitol city.
The scale of the event pro-
jected for the Bahamas, both
in number of participants and
in countries represented, is
expected to be larger.
This is the third time the
Bahamas has been invited to
host the event. Concerns for
the difficulty finding accom-
modations and venues, and for
our ability to mount the logis-
tical arrangements may have
been reasons for our reluc-
tance in the first two instances,
however we have been given
another opportunity to "show
off" in 2010.
Two countries, Guyana and
Trinidad, have hosted twice,
and the Bahamas is expected
to provide an expert example,
because of its standing in the
tourism world.
What is surprising, however,
is the lack 'of apparent
urgency, both by the public
and the private sector, in cpn-
nection with this enormous
event. While the effort to host
Carifesta will be great, there
appears to be little apprecia-
tion for the benefits of bring-
ing this type of event to our
shores. Here, for the record,
are a few:
As the Bahamas develops, a
strong and vibrant group of
creative young people look for
ways to stretch. The number
one way for an artist to devel-
op is exposure to other artists
and the mentoring that results
from such encounters. This
event brings the best creative
minds in the region to Nas-

Sau, to make them accessible
to young Bahamians in per-
formances, exhibitions, sym-
posia and workshops. It also
makes global leaders in the
arts locally visible and acces-
sible for the 10-day period.
The business opportunities
created by this type of event
are almost infinite. Foi exam-
ple, there will be the need for
production services, -,nue
rental and management, hotel,
motel and guest house rooms,
catering and restaurant ser-
vices, the manufacture and
distribution of logo products,
the production of special sig-
nage and other forms of pub-
lic information devices, vari-
ous forms of transportation,
the creation and running of
tours and a wide range of day-
time arid nighttime entertain-
Caricom, which owns Car-
ifesta, has mandated that the
host country make the festi-
val economically independent
through the use of private sec-
tor contracts, licenses and con-
cessions. That means a lot of
business over that short period
of time.
African Diaspora-inspired
festivals have been the largest
producers of festival travellers
globally in recent years. Of
course the best known are the
Carnivals of Trinidad and Rio,
and Mardi Gras, but festivals
in Brooklyn, New York,
Caribana in Toronto, Canada
and Nottinghill near London
in England (which gets over
a million people over a week-
end) are also very popular.
It is the intention of Cari-
com that Carifesta becomes
branded as the largest travel-
ling festival on the planet.
The opportunity to gener-
ate significant traffic from the
Caribbean, North America
and Europe would require
urgent action, but could have
very significant and beneficial
results. In any case, Carifesta

XI in Nassau would be almost
the equivalent of a Superbowl
in its potential for generating
tourism business to Nassau.
The Bahamas is one of the
richest countries in the
Caribbean, yet our facilities
for the presentation of our cul-
ture is sadly lacking, even in
comparison with some of our
poorest neighbors.
Our National Cultural
groups meet and practice in
makeshift accommodations,
and there is no major training
facility for the sustained devel-
opment of our youth. Prepa-
ration for Carifesta XI offers a
perfect opportunity to begin
a programme of infrastructure
development that would cre.-
ate facilities to fill that void,
and would lead to the stronger
presence of our culture in our
visitor experience.
It should be noted that
Guyana, a monetarily poorer
country than the Bahamas,
was able to mount Carifesta
X in a year largely because
they already had a fully-
equipped 1900-seat theatre, a
state-of-the-art Conference
Centre, a.20,000 seat stadium,-
a number of smaller theatres
and a multitude of museums
and galleries.
Obviously, we are out of
time for the 'creation of much
of what would have been pos-
sible, but there is still time to
salvage the opportunity to
strengthen our infrastructure.
This is not an exhaustive list
of benefits, but it does suggest
that the hosting of Carifesta
XI could benefit us greatly,
both developmentally and
Unfortunately, as noted
above, the clock is ticking
loudly, and those opportuni-
ties are evaporating like a pool
of alcohol.
While there may well be
plans afoot behind closed
doors, unless the effort moves
into the light of private sector
involvement, it will soon be
too late to derive any of those
benefits at all.
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The update has paved the
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Bahamas Christian

Council donates to

Inagua hurricane

relief effort

THE Bahamas Christ-
ian Council pledged
$10,000 to the Hurricane
Ike relief effort, to assist
in rebuilding the commu-
nity of Mathew Town,
The BCC also pledged
$10,000 worth of materials
to assist residents in
rebuilding their proper-
ties, damaged when the
category four storm struck
the island on September 7.
Commander Stephen
Russell, director of the
National Emergency Man-
agement Agency
(NEMA) accepted the
cheque during a presenta-
tion at the NEMA office
in the Churchill Building,
downtown Nassau.

PM commends those engaged in hurricane relief

Tribune Staff Reporter
PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham
took a moment yesterday during his
contribution to the House of Assem-
bly to commend all agencies and indi-
viduals who were engaged in relief
efforts following Hurricane Ike.
The category four storm wreaked
havoc on the southern islands of the
archipelago and the Turks and Caicos.
"I take this opportunity to recog-
nise and commend NEMA, the Hur-
ricane Preparedness Committees
throughout our Family Islands and
the many men and women who serve
in Local Government administration
and in elected local government office

NEMA will assist 'at a minimum' with

materials needed for hurricane repairs

government assistance through
the Department of Social Ser-
vices, or who did not meet the
criteria for assistance from the
National Donations Account,
might still require assistance in
effecting repairs to their busi-
nesses and/or residences damaged
by the hurricane.
"Notwithstanding the settle-
ment of insurance claims, many
individuals receiving those ben-
efits also required additional
funding to effect complete repairs
to their residences and or busi-
nesses. For example, some per-
sons impacted by Ike may not
qualify for home-owners and or
business loans from commercial
"Such individuals will have
.access to assistance as provided
for under the Emergency Relief
Government Loan Guarantee
Act which was assented to on
November 15, 1999. Under this
programme, applicants who
would not ordinarily qualify for a
bank loan to facilitate hurricane
damage repairs to their residences
or businesses (including agricul-
tural and or fisheries enterpris-
es) are able to access funding
under a government guarantee,"
he said.

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Mr Ingraham also recognized the
preparation efforts of those in author-
ity on the islands that were to be
affected by the impending storm.
"I had the occasion to speak with
the majority of Family Island admin-
istrators and chief councillors in the
hours leading up to the arrival of Hur-
ricane Ike in our waters. I was fully
satisfied by their state of readiness
for the hurricane. The level of lead-
ership displayed by all was com-
mendable and in no small measure is
responsible, I believe, for the safety
and well-being of our citizens during
and after the passage of the storm," he

"I also recognize the dedicated ser-
vice of the public health personnel,
very particularly nurses, who were
required to remain on duty and to
man community clinics throughout
the storm. The clinic in Mathew Town
was open and the nurse was on duty in
Inagua beginning immediately after
the passage of the storm."
The United States also received
high praise from Mr Ingraham for the
consistency of their relief efforts.
S"I want to take this opportunity to
.record the thanks and appreciation
of the government and people of the
Bahamas to the Untied States of
America which, as has long been their
practice, extended immediate emer-
gency assistance to us notwithstanding

their own concern with the arrival of
Hurricane Ike on US shores.
"It would be difficult to overstate
the goodwill and assistance of the
American government and its peo-
ple toward us in times of crisis," he
The prime minister was able to vis-
it islands affect by the storm through
the use of a US aircraft. He surveyed
hurricane wrecked areas of Inagua.,
Grand Turk and South Caicos aboard
a US Coast Guard helicopter.
According to Mr Ingraham.,
NEMA has received a large number
of donations for Inagua and has a
donation account of $524,197.26 inclu-
sive of those received in relation to
Hurricane Ike.

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Assembly yesterday that as the
majority of Inaguans did not have
hurricane insurance when Ike
struck, NEMA will be assisting
"at a minimum" with construc-
tion materials needed for repairs
to more than 249 damaged
Stating that the Department of
Social Services has completed
assessments on all homes in
Inagua that had been damaged,
he said that: 201 homes have
major damage, 42 minor damage,
two extensive damage, and four
were completely destroyed.
"It will be appreciated," Mr
Ingraham said, "that the devas-
tation of Hurricane Ike exacer-
bated the plight of the poor, the
elderly and other less fortunate
"For the purpose of accessing
hurricane reconstruction relief,
NEMA will adopt the established
criteria used to determine eligi-
bility under existing community
assistance programmes for the
elderly, the disabled, and for low-
income and or indigent individu-
als," he said.
To access these benefits, per-
sons must either have been
Bahamian citizens living in the
country in an owner-occupied
home during the hurricane; or be
old age pensioners, disabled per-
sons, or indigent persons who are
receiving old age non-contribu-
tory pensions or invalidity assis-
tance from the National Insur-
ance Board, or Disability
Allowance from the Department
of Social Services and have insuf-
ficient funds to make necessary
repairs themselves.
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Tribune Freeport

recent power outages and
island-wide black-outs, the
Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany (GBPC) announced an
increase in customers' bills
this month.
GBPC executives said that
an increase of over six cents
in fuel surcharge is being
billed to customers.
According to officials, the
fuel surcharge customers
receive on their September
bill reflects the price of oil
which was purchased in early
The company's oil supply
is obtained through an annu-
al bidding process that is
based on world prices.
The company maintains a
30-day fuel inventory to
ensure that an adequate sup-
ply is available to service the
Grand Bahama residents

have raised concerns about
the high cost of electricity on
the island.
This latest increase is the
second for Grand Bahamians
this year.
A $5 increase was intro-
duced to customers during
the first quarter of 2008. In
2006, the company also
increased its rates.
Despite the increases, the
company maintains that it has
one of the lowest electricity
rates in the Caribbean.
GBPC serves some 50,000
residents and commercial
establishments on the island.
It employs over 200 Bahami-
On Monday, Grand
Bahama experienced an
island-wide blackout which
left some residents without
power for 10 hours.
The black-out followed a
shutdown of GBPC's main
generation plant.
Power Company officials
initiated the shutdown
around 2pm as a result of an
equipment failure on its

69KV line.
A spokesman for the com-
pany said "the shutdown was
a precautionary method to
safeguard the assets of
the generating units at the
The power outage affected
residents throughout Grand
Bahama, which has experi-
enced several black-outs in
recent weeks.
Company officials report-
ed that the restoration
process on Monday began at
2.40pm on a priority basis.
"Power was restored to 70
per cent of the customers by
5pm, with the majority of the
island returning to service by
7pm and all power was
returned by 12.35am this
morning (Tuesday)."
"The GBPC apologises for
the inconvenience caused to
the Grand Bahama public,:
but would like to assure them
that the plant shutdown mea-
sures are in place to prevent
costly damage to the genera-
tors, and are in keeping with
industry standards."

Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT Following the
devastating aftermath of four hur-
ricanes in Haiti, the newly formed
Grand Bahama Haitian Relief
Committee is soliciting financial
and material support to assist vic-
tims on that island.
Freeport Haiti resident Jetta
Baptiste announced that the
GBHRC has opened an account at
the Bank of the Bahamas in the
name of G B Haitian Relief Com-
Ms Baptiste said many people in
Haiti lost all their possessions dur-
ing Hurricanes Fay, Gustave, Han-
na, and Ike, which caused massive
flooding on the island.
"Many people lost their homes,
loved ones, farms, businesses and
livelihood," she said at a press con-
ference held at the Grand Bahama
Red Cross.
"The massive flooding left thou-
sands of Haitians homeless; there
are no food stores; bridges and
roads have been washed away
especially in the city Gonaives.
"There are no banks or money

THIS PHOTO released by the.U.S. Navy shows the city of Port de Paix,
in northern Haiti, partially flooded, Monday, Sept. 8,2008. Four storms
in a row have caused floods throughout Haiti that have killed more than
300 people in less than a month,

transfer stations available now
where money can be sent immedi-
ately. We have heard the stories
where children are dying from star-
vation after being stranded on roof
tops for days," Ms Baptiste said.
The GBHRC, which is headed
by president Jean Alix Jean Simon,
is appealing to people living in
Grand Bahama and throughout
the Bahamas to lend a'helping
hand to the hurricane victims of
Ms Baptiste said water, non-per-
ishable food items, kitchen utensils,
clothing, blankets, sheets, paper,
garbage bags, baby food, clothing
and pampers are needed.
She also noted that there is a
total lack of medication such
as .pain killers, as well as'

building supplies.
The items can be delivered at
Cool 96, Jetta's Multi-Service Cen-
tre at 37B Hearne Lane or any
local Haitian church between Sep-
tember 15 and September 27.
The committee wants to have
everything delivered to Haiti by
the end of the September.
Ms Baptiste said financial con-
tributions are also needed and can
be deposited in the account at
Bank of the Bahamas.
"We are asking persons to
please give the best that you can
because God loves a cheerful giv-
er," she said.
She said that anyone who wants
more information should call Mr
Simon at 533-2714 or Ms Baptiste
at 352-2384.




ISSUE OF BS100,000, 000.00

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

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

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

The date of this Prospectus is 3rd September, 2008

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

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

Name of Stock
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Bahamas Registered Stock 2030
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Bahamas Registered Stock 2032
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The Stock will bear interest from 22nd September, 2008, at the rate shown against the name of the Stock as
the percent per annum over the Prime Rate (i.e. the prime commercial interest rate from time to time fixed by
the Clearing banks carrying on business in the Island of New Providence in The Bahamas. If there shall be any
difference between them, then'that which is fixed by Royal Bank of Canada). Interest shall be payable half-
yearly commencing on 22nd March, 2009 and thereafter on 22nd September and 22nd March in every year until
the Stock is repaid.


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Consolidated Fund and. assets of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


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commence at 9:30 a.m. on 19th September, 2008 and will cease at 3:00p.m. on 22
September, 2008. All envelopes enclosing applications should be labelled "Application
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The Stock will be in units of B$100.00.

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Application Forms Applications for the Stock should be made to the Registrar on the form attached to the
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following banks:

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4. Commonwealth Bank Limited
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6. Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited
7. Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited (formally British American Bank(1993)
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Provisional estimates from the unaudited accounts as at June 30, 2008 show the Public Debt of The
Bahamas to be B$3,098,664,000.*

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Recurrent Expenditure (excluding
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Capital Development
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Approved Budget



Approved Budget



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30, 2008 totalled B$419,807,000.

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'On the breadline'

A DISABLED father who is-
trying to raise four children on
under $800 a month wept yester-
day as he told The Tribune: --We
are living on the breadline."
Widower Wayne John, 44. of
Canaan Lane, off Shirley Street, is
still waiting for payment of a
court settlement following an
accident in Exuma which left him
unable to work.
Repeated attempts to get the
court registry to fix damages have
failed, leaving Mr John and his
four children in desperate straits.
"All I want is for the court reg-
istry to fix the settlement, but
time keeps passing and I don't
know how much longer I can
wait," he said.
"I won this case more than a
year ago, so why is it taking so
long for the money to come
through? I have a child who suf-

Disabled father of four still waiting for
court settlement payment after accident

fers from seizures and needs to
see a specialist, but without this
money I can't do anything," he
"I can't find the right food to
give him. He has seizures twice a
day and sometimes twice at night.
I feel my mind is slipping because
of the worry. I can't take it no
Mr John relies entirely on just
under $800 per month from the
National Insurance Board and
handouts from relatives.
But he said he did not wish to
be a burden on his family when
money was due to him from the

"From the $800 I get, I have to
pay the light bill, groceries,
clothes for the children and every-
thing else, and it really isn't
Mr John, who once worked as
a labourer, won a Supreme Court
judgment in July, 2007, after
claiming his employers were neg-
ligent when he fell from a trailer
and damaged his arm and hip. He
is no longer able to do any kind of
physical work.
Though attempts were made
up until press time last night, Reg-
istrar Donna Newton or Deputy
Registrar Ernie Wallace were
unavailable for comment. *

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THE National Museum of the
Bahamas is joining in the obser-
vance of September's National
Literacy Month by hosting a
series of activities designed to
increase reading interest in Nas-
sau's students, as well as to
encourage adults to rediscover
the joys of a good book.
"Reading can help peopldIto '
understand different ideas-and
different ways of living and to
develop skills that are essential
in creating a well-rounded human
being," said Dr Davidson Hep-
burn, chairman of the Antiqui-
ties, Monuments and Museums
Corporation which oversees the
National Museum.
"We would love to teach peo-
ple about the joy of reading, when
you can switch off your cell
phone, turn off the television and
settle down with a good book."
The activities kick off with a
series of Bahamian poetry and
short story readings for primary
school students at Fort Charlotte



*Readings at Fort Charlotte today

*Other events through the month

on September 18. For a $3 admis-
sion charge, students can enjoy
readings by Dr Hepburn, Leah
O'Brien and Patricia Thomas .
from 10am 2pm.
In conjunction with the Nation-
al Museum, Logos Bookstore will
be hosting a book fair. Students
attending are encouraged to bring
extra funds to have the opportu-
nity to enter a vibrant literary
Other events planned for


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evidence at trial

FROM page one
ogist attached to the
police forensic science section,
to the witness stand
Mario Miller was stabbed
to death on June 22, 2002.
His body was found in bush-
es near the Super Value
Food Store in Winton.
Brothers Ryan and Ricardo
Miller, alias Tamar Lee, are
charged with his murder and
are standing trial for a sec-
ond time, the first trial hav-
itlg been aborted.
During her testimony
Inspector Deleveaux told
the court that several items
such as a machete, a blood
soaked multi-coloured shirt,
T-shirt, pieces of vinyl, duct
tape, finger nail clippings
and three glass tubes of
blood labeled Tamar Lee
had been given to her for
examination. She said she
examined them for bodily
Inspector Deleveaux told
the court that she found


hairs attached to the duct
tape. She also testified that
she saw no blood on the
machete which was worn
with rust spots, however, she
still swabbed the blade.
She also testified that the
multi-coloured shirt and the

T-shirt, which belonged to
Mario Miller, were torn and
blood stained.
Inspector Deleveaux said
that the cuts in the shirts
appeared to have been
caused by a piercing object.
The deceased's sister, Yas-
mine, was reduced to tears
as the blood stained shirts
were exhibited in court.
Inspector Deleveaux also
told the court that she found
blood on the finger nail clip-
pings of the deceased.
Inspector Deleveaux told
the court that after examin-
ing all of the items that had
been given to her, she pre-
pared a report and certain
samples to be sent abroad
for DNA testing.
During cross-examination
by lawyer Romauld Fer-
reira, who represents mur-
der accused Ricafdo Miller,
Inspector Deleveaux said
that although she had found
no blood on the machete
blade, she had swabbed it
for biological material.
During cross-examination
by lawyer Romona Far-
quharson, who represents
Ryan Miller, Inspector
Deleveaux admitted that she
had not received any evi-
dence in relation to Ryan
The trial continues at 10
am today before Justice
Stephen Isaacs. Deputy
Director of Public Prosecu-
tions Cheryl Grant-Bethel,
with Neil Braithwaite and
Sean Adderley of the Attor-
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watts of electricity or less per
Government will also lend
BEC from its sundry capital
,allocation account the sum of

BEC to reconnect cut-off consumers

$4 million to be repaid by BEC
within the next two years as a
means of supporting the fund-

Rudy King is charged

with three counts of

deceit of a public officer
FROM page one
Wednesday, August 6, King attempted to deceive Detective
Sergeant 464 Greenslade with intent to evade the requirements of
the law.
Court dockets also allege that on Monday, August 25, King
tried to deceive Andreae Francis, a public officer.
King, who appeared before Magistrate Linda Virgill at Court 9
in Nassau Street, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
He was granted bail in the sum of $10,000 with two sureties.
Lawyer Murrio Ducille represented King, who is expected back
in court on October 22.
King, an impresario and events promoter also known as Dr
Rudy King, is the former chairman of the King Humanitarian and
Global Foundation a non-profit organisation.
It was reported on Tuesday that King was expected to appear in
connection with fraud related charges, however he was only charged
with the three counts of deceit.

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ing of this "massive social
relief" to consumers.
"The government will direct
BEC to apply the governmen-
t's $600,000 annual dividends
ordinarily payable by BEC to
the government towards ame-
liorating or lessening any
potential future increases in
the electricity surcharge as a
consequence of any future
shocks in the cost of oil over
the next two years.
"BEC is (also) being direct-
ed to reverse its policy which
requires, residential consumers
to pay all arrears in full before
any disconnected electricity
supply is restored and return
to the policy that required only
a 50 per cent payment of
arrears prior to reconnection.
of supply.
"In addition to these steps
which the government believes
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ernment will be entering into
talks with the Grand Bahama
Power. Company to see if a
similar offer can be made on
that island to help alleviate the
troubles that growing electric-
ity bills are causing through-
out the country.
Additionally, government
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firm to conduct an "opera-
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recommendations that
will bring "increased" efficien-
cy to the electricity corpora-
"These recommendations
will be evaluated and
acted upon where appropriate
as a matter of urgency," he

PM heads to US for talks

on future of MorPon Salt

FROM page one
to meet with the represenra-
tive from Morton's home
office in the United States
He said he expects t)o
receive a fuller "report on the
damage assessments which
they will have conducted on
their business during the past
week and some indications of
their future plans."
Morton's parent company is
currently in the process of
being taken over by Dow
Chemical Company.
Mr B6chanski said in an
interview last week that "based
on what they saw and the plan

we have in place., it is our
intention to bring the plant
back utip.
"'If further down the line in
the next week or two we find
out that there's something we
.don.'t kiow about that changes
those plans, I suspect that we
might be having a different
The Member of Parliament
for Inagua, Alfred Gray, last
week told The Tribune that he
is worried that Morton Inter-
national will use the hurricane
damage to the plant as an
opportunity to pull out of the
island without being accused
of doing so because of dissat-
isfaction with long term labour
unrest there.


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ocean water in and out of the
property's marine habitats dai-
All new ocean water is
mechanically sifted with rapid
sand filters and then disinfected
with ozone.
The ozone applied to the
ocean water systems dissipates
before it is discharged from the
habitats. This ensures that the
marine life and the surround-
ing ecosystem is not harmed.
The water exiting the Atlantis
marine habitat returns to the
Atlantic cleaner than when it
Atlantis also has a special
area and a semi-closed water
filtration system which are used
exclusively for exotic species.
For the Jellyfish, Lionfish,
Clownfish and Giant Pacific
Octopus displays, the water is
re-circulated and contained to
just those exhibits. Any efflu-
ent water exiting the exhibit,
whether through backwashes of
the system or vacuuming and
cleaning, is directed through a

destruct chamber which kills all'
organic matter, including any
spawn from the animals.
As an extra precaution, the
Atlantis Water Quality Labo-
ratory tests the water in the
destruct chamber daily to'
ensure that oxidising agents are-
working properly and that nql
organic materials are present ip,
the seawater released back intq.
the open ocean. /.
The work by the laboratory
ensures that Atlantis' marine.
animals live in healthy and san-
itary conditions.
Atlantis also boasts its ow
fish hospital, which is decked
out with high-tech equipment
to care for all animals brought
into the quarantine facility. Thi
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animals from the ocean, sicl
animals and new births. Thi,
isolated atmosphere allows th(
animals to get the proper treat
ment and also help to prevent
the introduction of dangerous
diseases and/or parasites in ou
exhibit aquariums.

A CLOSER look at Atlantis' jellyfish culture. Thousands of the stinging
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To manage a retail store, applicants meeting the
following should apply:
Must be computer literate
Knowledgeable of operating a retail store
Ability to market the store
Familiarity with inventory control
All applicants must be at least 21 years of age, should
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Applicants with formal education in electri-
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Three Bahamian brokers break through the barrier

THREE brokers with the local
firm of ERA Dupuch Real Estate
have become the first outside the
United States to qualify for the
highest certification in the fran-
chise's luxury real estate division,
the ERA International Collec-
tion, an enviable golden sliver of
the residential real estate market
where a million dollar price tag is
all but a starter home.
"This has been an incredible
year for us," said Peter Dupuch,
founder of the firm headquar-
tered in an historic building on
East Bay Street.
Earlier this year, ERA Dupuch
brokers walked away with
Beyond Excellence Awards, join-
ing the ranks of the top 10 per
cent in the real estate industry.
. "Now to be the first agency in
the entire world outside America
to make the grade for the Inter-
national Collection designation
and not just one broker, but three
from the same firm.
"We are really proud and hon-
oured, but it is also a testament to
the value of property in the
Bahamas," Mr Dupuch said.
Qualifying for the Internation-
Il Collection were Mr Dupuch, a
0-year industry veteran who
speaks four languages and is a
graduate of McGill University in
Canada and a commercial pilot
who is as likely to fly associates as
clients around the islands to
familiarise them with listings; Ken
Chaplin CBRI, CRS, who came
tb the real estate industry after a
strong career in high-end retail
aind Kyla Ralston, BRI, CRS,
whose earlier experience in inte-
riors prepared her for luxury mar-




ERA DUPUCH REAL ESTATE brokers Ken Chaplin (left); Kyla Ralston (centre)
and the firm's founder Peter Dupuch recently became the first brokers outside
the United States to qualify for the highest certification in the global franchise's
luxury property division. Mr Chaplin, Ms Ralston and Mr Dupuch are pictured
on the bridge to Paradise Island, where property sales have helped make this
the best year in the firm's history.

"The International Collection
is the creme de la creme of prop-
erties around the world and when
a broker qualifies, his or her list-
ings are marketed on a whole dif-
ferent level, whether it is the Sun-
day New York Times or the
Robb Report Luxury Collection,"
Mr Dupuch explained..
"Listings also go on a separate
International Collection web site
and on eracaribbean.com.
Emphasis is on knowing the mar-
ket thoroughly and providing a
personal touch with service that
goes beyond anything you have
ever done before. It could be a
detail as small as adding throw
pillows and orchids to an austere

setting or as large as rumours of a
coming change, for better or
worse, in the area, but there is no
room for error. You have to
deliver a flawless experience.
"Although Collection listings can
start at $800,000, there are also
those like a $19.5 million, seven-
bedroom, nine-bath, estate in
New Jersey with music studio,
five car garage, racquetball court,
bowling alley and indoor pool.
And then there are the amazing
properties of Ocean Club Estates
right on Paradise Island where
we have a listing now in the Col-
lection for $5.2 million. In lifestyle
and quality, they can compete
with many of the finest properties

of the world. And we have listings
in Abaco and Nassau that quali-
Mr Dupuch founded the firm
in 1993, joining the ERA Real
Estate network in 2001 with more

than 38,000 brokers worldwide
and some 3,000 offices in the US,
Europe and the Caribbean.
Last year, ERA Real Estate
won the prestigious JD Power
and Associates Award for High-

est Overall Satisfaction for
Repeat Home Sellers Among
National Full-Service Real Estate
This year, its new web site has
won numerous awards.

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GINN staff
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WEST END, Grand Bahama
- FORTY staff members of
Ginn Old Bahama Bay volun-
teered to clean, repair and land-
scape the West End Clinic.
The four-week improvement
project was funded by the West
End Foundation, a $3-million
trust fund specifically ear-
marked by Ginn Old Bahama
Bay to benefit the West End
Ginn staff members con-
tributed more than 140 volun-
teer hours to the clean-up effort
by removing trash and debris
around the clinic, the nurses'
quarters, the doctors' quarters
and the future community cen-
They also pressure-washed
the buildings, painted and
patched walls, installed area
lighting, repaired signage,
restored the parking lot and dri-
veway, and landscaped the

property. Austin Outdoors
donated the plants to landscape
the property.
"We are pleased to assist the
West End Clinic as they pro-
vide a vital service to the people
of West End", said Al Jones,
senior vice-president of Ginn
"Ginn employs 378 Bahami-
ans, the majority of whom are
residents of this western town-
"It is our responsibility to
ensure the well-being of our
staff and the well-being of resi-
dents and guests to this area."
In 2006, Ginn donated an
ambulance to this outlying set-
Ginn will also install a fibre
optic connection for the West
End Clinic to help improve and
expand patient care and ser-
"I challenge Ginn to adopt

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V president of
S Ginn Develop-
ment, and 40
",* fGinn staff
members were
proud to assist
with clean-up
efforts for the

the West End Clinic and
become a part of the govern-
ment's plan to bridge the gaps
that exist in healthcare here in
West End," said Dr Hubert
Minnis, Minister of Health.
Dr Minnis, Obie Wilch-
combe, Member of Parliament
for the West End constituency,
and Senator Kay Smith, parlia-
mentary secretary in the Office
of the Prime Minister, were on-
site to inspect the upgrades to
the West End Clinic.
Other dignitaries in,atten-
dance included Sharon
Williams, hospital administra-
tor of the Rand Memorial;
Shawn Mader, senior assistant
hospital administrator in Grand
Bahama; Sherlynn Bain, prin-
cipal nursing officer of Grand
Bahama; Dr M Khann, resident
doctor, and Nurse Yvonne
Clarke, nursing officer one at
the West End Clinic.

GOVERNMENT dignitaries are given a tour of the work carried out by the Ginn staff (left to right): Al Jones,
Ginn Development; Senator Kay Smith, Dr Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health; Obie Wilchcombe, MP for West

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staff show their value- l

THE Coin of the Realm
team recently underwent a
three-month Gemological
Institute of America training
course on all aspects of jew-
ellery essentials. The course
ended with a one-hour proc-
tored exam. All team mem-
bers passed the exam and
earned their jewellery essen-
tials certificate. One team
member was awarded the
AJP Diploma, which is given
to persons who complete the
jewellery essentials course
and the diamond and
coloured stone essentials
The team was led by Coin
of the Realm's operations
manager Cathy Moultrie.
Ms Moultrie said that the
entire staff did extremely well
and were very dedicated to

the course.
"Coin of the Realm prides
itself in going the extra mile to
offer quality service. This
extremely informative course
can only add to our staff's
knowledge which will ulti-
mately add to the service they
can offer to their customers,"
she said.
Ms Moultrie said that it is
important for Coin of the
Realm staff to not only offer
the best shopping experience
to every person that enters
the door, but to also continue
to educate themselves in all
aspects of the jewellery busi-
Owners of Coin of the
Realm Mr and Mrs Michael
Stewart said at the celebra-
tion dinner that they were
extremely proud of all of the

Realm team members Nathalie
Sobiech; Samantha Darville;
Niioshi Rolle; Michelle Coakly,
and Maebree Johnson.
team members and that they
look forward to the staff par-
ticipating in future courses
and endeavours.

CHMI personnel in first ServSafe

sanitation training programme

DURING the summer of 2008, nine members
of faculty and staff of the Culinary and Hospi-
tality Management Institute (CHMI) at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas (COB), along with col-
leagues from industry and education, successful-
ly completed the ServSafe sanitation training pro-
This was the first time CHMI personnel have
The training was conducted by Food Health
S d-iEnif6rhimental Safety in conjunction with
the Florida Restaurant Association.
ServSafe is an internationally recognized pro-
ramme which has become one of the most
respected standards in food service.
The programme was offered as part of the
ongoing professional development efforts which
are aimed at keeping faculty and staff on the cut-
tang edge of best practice in industry.
i The programme, which leads to the prestigious
bervSafe Food Protection Manager certification,
brings together current best practices in food
safety and instructions to meet the industry's
changing needs.
It is recognized as setting the highest standards
odi To afe traifitng andcerffficiaioii.
! Wanting its chefs and lecturers to be. constant-
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ment, CHMI anticipates that those who followed
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visit to the Bagram Air base some 31 miles north of Kabul yesterday.

AP Military Writer
KABUL, Afghanistan
Defense Secretary Robert
Gates on Wednesday expressed
"personal regret" for recent U.S.
airstrikes that killed Afghan civil-
ians, and pledged more accurate
targeting in future.
Gates' unusual apology fol-
lowed a frank assessment from
the top military commander in
Afghanistan: There aren't enough
U.S. ground forces in Afghanistan
so the military is relying more
heavily on air power, and air pow-

er runs a greater risk of civilian
deaths. After meeting with
Afghan President Hamid Karzai
and other senior government offi-
cials, Gates said at a news con-
ference, "As I told them, I offer
all Afghans my sincere condo-
lences and personal regret for the
recent loss of innocent life as a
result of coalition airstrikes."
Gen. David McKiernan, the
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of U.S. troops in Afghanistan is
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launch another raid across Afghan border

A PAKISTAN SOLDIER mans a machine gun in the troubled area of Bajur in Pakistan's tribal area Tuesday,
Sept 16,2008. Pakistan's military has ordered its forces to open fire if U.S. troops launch another raid across
the Afghan border, an army spokesman said Tuesday.

SOLDIERS OF THE PAKISTAN army stand next to artillery in the troubled area of Bajur in Pakistan's trib-
al area Tuesday, Sept 16, 2008. Pakistan's military has ordered its forces to open fire if U.S. troops
launch another raid across the Afghan border, an army spokesman said Tuesday.


Pakistan's army said Tuesday that
its forces have orders to open fire
if U.S. troops launch another raid
across the Afghan border, raising
the stakes in a dispute over how to
tackle militant havens in Pakistan's
unruly border zone, according to the
Associated Press.
Adm. Mike Mullen, the U.S.,
chairman of the joint chiefs of staff,
arrived in Pakistan late Tuesday
amid the increased tensions. Mullen
planned to meet with top civilian
and military leaders to discuss a
range of issues, including ways to
improve coordination and cooper-
ation along the Pakistan-Afghan
Pakistan's government has faced
rising popular anger over a Sept. 3
ground attack by U.S. commandos
into South Waziristan., a base for
Taliban militants killing ever more
U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Pakistan
says-about 15 people were killed, all
of them civilians.
The new firing orders were dis-
closed by Pakistani army spokesman
' Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas in an inter-
view Tuesday with The Associated
Abbas said Pakistani field com-
manders have pre iousl) been tol-
erant about international forces
crossing a short way into Pakistan
because of the ill-defined and con-
tested nature of the mountainous
"But after the (Sept. 3) incident,
the orders are clear," Abbas said.
"In case it happens again in this
form, that there is avery significant
detection, which is very definite, no

ambiguity, across the border, on
ground or in the air: open fire."
The statement was the strongest
since Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani,
Pakistan's army chief, raised eye-
brows last week by vowing to defend
Pakistani territory "at all cost."
Abbas would not say whether the
orders were discussed in advance
with U.S. officials.
Rep. Gary Ackerman, Democrat-,
ic chair of the House of Represen-
tatives Foreign Affairs Subcommit-
tee on South Asia, and other law-
makers expressed concern about
Abbas' comments at a hearing Tues-
day to examine a Bush administra-
tion request to fund an upgrade of
Pakistan's aging fleet of F-16 fighter
Responding to the concerns, Don-
ald Camp, deputy assistant secre-
tary of state for South Asian affairs,
said: "I cannot envision a situation
where we would find ourselves in a
shooting situation with Pakistan. "
"We are partners with Pakistan.
We have been close friends for
years," he said.
President Asif Ali Zardari, the
newly elected successor to U.S. ally
Pervez Musharraf, declined to com-
ment on the order to use lethal force
on American troops, telling
reporters in London: "I don't think
there will be any more" cross-border
operations by the U.S.
U.S. military commanders com-
plain Islamabad has been doing too
little to prevent the Taliban and oth-
er militant groups from recruiting,
training and resupplying in Pak-
istan's lawless tribal belt.
Pakistan acknowledges the pres-
ence of al-Qaida fugitives and its
difficulties in preventing militants

"If an American
soldier were to die
because of
Pakistani military
firing that would
damage the
relationship for
years to come."

Craig Cohen

from seeping into Afghanistan.
However, it insists it is doing what it
can and paying a heavy price, point-
ing to its deployment of more then
100,000 troops in the increasingly
restive northwest and a wave of sui-
cide bombings across the country.
Mullen, who is on his fifth visit to
Pakistan since assuming his post,
intended to "discuss ongoing opera-
tions in, the border region" with
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani
and army chief Kayani, said Mullen
spokesman Lt. Col. Gary Tallman.
"He has been focused keenly on,
working more closely'with the Pak-
istani military to improve coordina-
tion and effectiveness in operations
against extremist safe havens in the
border regions," Tallman said.
American officials have confirmed
U.S. forces carried but the Sept. 3
raid near the town of Angoor Ada in
South Waziristan but have given few

details of ivhat happened. Abbas
said that Pakistan's military had
asked for an explanation but
received only a half-page of "very
vague" information that failed to
identify the intended target.
He said the dead all appeared to
be civilians, adding: "These were
truck drivers, local traders and their
Abbas said Pakistani officials had
to consider public opinion, which is
skeptical of American goals in the
region and harbors sympathy for
militants fighting in the name of
"Please look at the public reac-
tion to this kind of adventure or'
incursion," Abbas said. "The army is
also an extension of the public, and
you can only satisfy the public when
you match your words with your
However, some analysts forecast
that the consequences of alienating
the United States would stay the
army's hand.
"If an American soldier were to
die because of Pakistani military fir-
ing that would damage the Pak-
istani-American relationship for
years to .come," said Craig Cohen,
an analyst at the Center for Strategic
and International Studies in Wash-
The threat "might stir nationalist
sentiment in Pakistan and play well
politically, but it's just not realistic,"
he said.
Pakistan's military has won Amer-
ican praise for a six-week offensive
against militants in the Bajur tribal
region that Pakistani officials say
has killed 700 suspected insurgents
and about 40 troops. Troops backed
by warplanes killed 15 more alleged

militants Tuesday, officials said;
In the same timeframe, there has
been a surge in missile strikes appar-
ently carried out by unmanned U.S.
drones. Such attacks killed at least
two senior al-Qaida commanders
earlier this year.
All of those strikes have been well
to the south of Bajur, in areas where
Pakistani authorities have sought
peace deals in order to gain respite
from militant attacks.
Abbas said that while they were
tackling the "mega-sanctuary" in
Bajur, they didn't have the forces
to fight militants across the tribal
belt all at one time. At least two oth-
er areas have been earmarked for
military operations, he said.
Jalaluddin Haqqani, a formidable
Taliban commander whose relatives
were reportedly among the dead in
one of the recent missile attacks,
was definitely in Afghanistan, he
Abbas denied the new order had
been put into practice before dawn
on Monday, when U.S. helicopters
reportedly landed near Angoor Ada
only to fly away after troops fired
warning shots.
Abbas insisted no foreign troops
had crossed the border and that
"trigger-happy tribesmen" fired the
shots. Pakistani troops based nearby
fired flares to see what was going
on, he said.
The U.S. military in Afghanistan
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TBILISI, Georgia
In a bid to portray Russia as
the aggressor in last month's
war, Georgia has released
recordings of what it says are
two intercepted cell phone calls
purporting to show that
Moscow invaded before Geor-
gia's offensive against South
"Ossetia, according to the Asso-
ciated Press.
The recordings released
Tuesday, if authentic, will not
cut through the fog of the final
hours when escalating tensions
burst into war. But President
Mikhail Saakashvili hopes they
will help dispel a dominant nar-
rative that says his country was
on the attack. He said they
prove Russian tanks and troops
entered South Ossetia many
hours before Georgia began its
offensive against separatist
"Evidence in the form of tele-
phone intercepts and informa-
tion that we have from numer-
ous eyewitnesses conclusively
prove that Russian .tanks and
armored columns invaded our
territory before the conflict
began," .Saakashvili told
Together, the two purported
intercepts last less than two
- minutes. But so far, they are
*::,Saakashvili's best argument in
his bid to turn the tables against
N .Russia.
Since the war that killed hun-
':dreds of people and drove near-
ly 200,000 from their homes,
",,Moscow.has relentlessly cast
Saakas t-ili as an unstable
:leader whlio struck first, forcing a
Saakashvili says he tried to
; ease tensions with a unilateral
cease-fire, but that Russia's
leaders had made up their
minds. ,
"It looks like the decision had
been made in Moscow prior to
,that, and nothing was going to
change it on the ground,"
Saakashvili told The Associated
Russia has always cast Geor-
gia as the aggressor, saying it
only responded militarily to
defend Russian citizens and
peacekeeping troops in South
Ossetia from a Georgian offen-
sive that began late on Aug. 7.
Georgia says the intercepted
phone calls show Russian forces
entered South Ossetia before
dawn that day.
The calls are between a South
Ossetian border guard at the
southern mouth of the Roki
tunnel, which leads across the
mountainous border from Rus-

sia into the separatist Georgian
province, and another guard at
headquarters in the regional
capital, Georgia says.
The recordings were first
released to The New York
Times, which reported their
contents Tuesday. A Georgian
Interior Ministry official, Shota
Utiashvili, played two of the
recordings for the AP and pro-
vided printed English transla-
tions from the original Osset-
In the first call, which pur-
portedly began at 3:41 a.m. on
Aug. 7, the South Ossetian
guard at the tunnel says "they
have moved armored person-
nel carriers out and the tunnel is
In the next call, about 10 min-
utes later, the guard says that
"armor and people" had
emerged from the tunnel about
20 minutes earlier.
Asked whether there was a
lot of armor, the guard says,
"Well, tanks, BMPs'.and those
BMPs are armored person-
nel carriers. The tunnel is more
than two miles long.
The authenticity of the.
recordings could not immedi-
ately be verified.
Utiashvili said Georgia began
monitoring the phones of South
Ossetian militia in 2004 and had
"hundreds of telephones under
The Times said it had done
its own translation of the audio
The newspaper's translation
was similar to..the translation
_provided-b. Georgia- w-h slight
differences that did id?'appear
to change the meaning.
Russian Foreign Ministry
spokesman Andrei Nesterenko
"dismissed the Georgian claim
as "not serious."
He said any major troop
movements would have been
easily tracked by satellites used
by NATO nations.
"I would be grateful if they
provide such satellite data to us
and the entire global commu-
nity, provide specific data,"
Nesterenko said sarcastically.
"Allegations that they have
eavesdropped on someone and
heard something are simply not
Saakashvili, a U.S. ally who is
seeking NATO membership for
Georgia, said his government
has asked NATO nations to
examine satellite imagery.
Asked why Georgia had not
released the purported inter-
cepts earlier, he said they were
initially believed to have been
lost "during the heat of the war"

Sergey Lavrov, left, and leader
of Georgian breakaway region
of South Ossetia Eduard
Kokoity speak during a joint
news conference in Tskhinvali
on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008.
Sending troops deep into
Georgia and recognizing the
separatist regions of South
Ossetia and Abkhazia as inde-6
pendent nations, the Kremlin
raised the stakes in the strug-
gle with the West for regional
influence, and underscored its
determination to halt NATO's

AP Photo

VISITING NATO SECRETARY GENERAL Jaap de Hoop Scheffer leaves a
car to meet Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, unseen, in Tbilisi on
GEORGIAN PRESIDENT Mikhail Saakashvili chairs a government ses- Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. De Hoop Scheffer said last week that NATO wants
sion in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. A popular former ally of to show support for Georgia after Russia's use of "disproportionate force"
President Mikhail Saakashvili questioned the wisdom of last month's against its much smaller neighbor. Russia objects strenuously to having
war with Russia, calling for a "conversation" in his homeland about Georgia join the Western military alliance, an opposition that was under-
whether the conflict could have been avoided. scored last month when Russia defeated Georgia in a war.

"Evidence in the form of
telephone intercepts and
information that we have from
numerous eyewitnesses
conclusively prove that
Russian tanks and armoured
columns invaded our territory
before the conflict began."

Mikhail Saakashvili

but were later found.
Georgia has provided the
West with the intercepts and
'other information, he said, and
.would welcome an investiga-
In Washington, Defense
Department spokesman Bryan,
Whitman did not respond
directly to the question of which

side was in South Ossetia first.
"I don't think anything
changes this was a hostile"
move by Russia, he said. "The
operative point is that Russia
invaded territory of Georgia." -
Saakashvili also stressed that
"This is our country, we did-
n't go to Vladikavkaz, we didn't

go to Moscow, we didn't go to
Siberia," he said. "They came
here." Russia had 500 peace-
keeping troops in Southl-Ossetia
before the war, so the mere
presence of Russian forces in
the region is not damning. But
Saakashvili angrily rejected
Russian suggestions that the
forces in the tunnel were part of
a peacekeeping rotation.
"You don't send in peace-
keepers late at night with
tanks," he told the AP. "Tanks
are not peacekeeping vehicles.
You warn about peacekeepers
beforehand and we had official
notification from the Russians
that next peacekeeping (rota-
tion) was going to happen end
of September."
The U.S., European Union
and NATO have accused Rus-
sia of using disproportionate
force and are demanding it
withdraw its forces to pre-con-
flict positions in, accordance
with the cease-fire.
Western government
acknowledge Georgia launched
an offensive against the city of
Tskhinvali. But they stress that

Georgia was under increasing
pressure amid growing Russian
support for the separatist gov-
ernments of South Ossetia and
another breakaway region,
Rather than the final hours
before war, "More important is
to focus on what was happening
over a couple of years," said the
U.S. ambassador to NATO,
Kurt Volker, who was in Geor-
gia with a NATO delegation.
He referred to economic and
'diplomatic moves targeting
Georgia in addition to "the
massing of forces in the North
Caucasus" in Russia near the
Georgian border.
"No matter how we end up
parsing out those few hours in
the early morning of Aug. 7,
Georgia was responding to a
long period of Russian pressure,
including violence that was
going on, with shelling from
South Ossetians," Volker said.
"(Georgia) made the decision
to go into Tskhinvali, which was
the trigger the Russians were
looking for to launch this pre-
planned invasion."

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civilians killed in 2008 violence

KABUL, Afghanistan
The United Nations said
- Tuesday that 1,445 Afghan civil-
ians have been killed so far this
year in attacks by insurgents or
U.S.- and NATO-led forces a
40 percent increase over 2007,
according to the Associated
Exactly 800 of the deaths, or
55 percent, were caused by Tal-
iban fighters and other insur-
gents, the U.N. report said. It
said that was almost double the
462 civilian deaths attributed to
anti-government fighters in the
first seven months of last year.
U.S., NATO and Afghan
troops killed 577 civilians, or 40
percent; including 395 deaths
caused by airstrikes, the report
said. That was up 21 percent
from the 477 deaths that the
U.N. said were inflicted by pro-
government forces in 2007.
An additional 68 civilians
died in crossfire or other inci-
dents for which U.N. officials
couldn't determine responsibil-
ity, the report said.
The U.N. did not say how its
human rights monitors collected
statistics on combat deaths, dis-
.cuss its sources of information
or their reliability, or say how it
confirmed a death involved an
innocent civilian and not an
insurgent fighting without a uni-
President Hamid Karzai has
long complained that civilian
deaths, caused by U.S. or
NATO military action under-
mine his government and the
international mission.
The issue was propelled to
the forefront of U.S.-Afghan
relations when an Afghan com-
mission found that an Aug. 22
U.S.-led operation in the west-
ern village of Azizabad killed
90 civilians, including 60 chil-
dren. That finding was backed
by a preliminary U.N. report.
Karzai's spokesman told The
Associated Press on Sunday
that the raid didn't kill "a single
Taliban," and that it had

strained U.S.-Afghan relations.
Spokesman Humayun
Hamidzada said the U.S. acted
on false information provided
by a rival tribe.
The United Nations said its
count included 92 civilian
deaths attributed to the Aziz-
abad operation, although the
U.S. is still investigating the inci-
Not only civilian deaths are
up. The killing of two American
soldiers Thursday raised the
number of U.S. military deaths
in Afghanistan this year to at
least 113, surpassing the previ-
ous yearly high of 111 recorded
in 2007.
With violence escalating,
Gen. David McKiernan, the
senior U.S. general in
Afghanistan, said Tuesday that
he is fighting the war with too
few ground troops. He said the
shortage compels him to rely
more on airpower, at the cost
of higher civilian casualties.
The U.N. said 330 civilians
died in August alone.
"This is the highest number
of civilian deaths to occur in a
single month since the end of
major hostilities and the ousting
of. the Taliban regime at the end
of 2001," U.N. human rights
chief Navi Pillay said in a state-
Pillay called for greater trans-
parency in accountability pro-
cedures for U.S. and NATO
forces involved in civilian casu-
A record number of U.S. and
NATO troops are in-
Afghanistan meaning more
troops to carry out more mis-
sions and the use-of airstrikes
has spiked this year. There are
more than 65,000 international
soldiers in Afghanistan, includ-
ing some 33,000 American per-
Still, increasingly violent
insurgents were responsible for
the majority of civilian deaths,
the U.N. stressed.
Many of the Afghans killed
were simply in the wrong place
at the wrong time, when insur-

THIS PHOTO TAKEN by a cell phone on Aug. 22 obtained by the Associated Press Tuesday Sept. 9, 2008, shows an
ly killed during a US- led raid in Azizabad village of Shindand district of Herat province west of Kabul, Afghanistan.
dren and many more adults covered in blankets and shrouds appear in pictures obtained by The Associated Press
U.N. allegations that a U.S.-led raid last month killed more civilians than the U.S. reported.

gent suicide bombers detonated
their explosives or when road-
side bombs went off in trying
to attack military targets.
But the U.N. also said inili-
tants are increasingly targeting
Afghans that the insurgents sus-
pect of working with Karzai's
government or international
military forces. It counted 142
summary executions conduct-
ed by the Taliban and their
allies. "There is substantial evi-
dence indicating that the Tal-
iban are carrying out a system-
atic campaign of intimidation
and violence aimed at Afghan
civilians they believe to be sup-
portive .of the government, the
international community, and
military forces," Pillay said.
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After the bombing in Azizabad,
the Afghan. government
announced it would review its
"status of force" agreement
with the U.S. and NATO and
review whether to demand an
end to airstrikes and operations
in Afghan villages.
A U.S. military review found
that up to 35 Taliban fighters
and seven civilians died in the
raid. But after video of Aziz-
abad surfaced showing dead

children and dozens of bodies,
the U.S. said it would send a
one-star general from the Unit-
ed States to investigate.
Afghanistan's Interior Min-
istry, meanwhile, said Tuesday
that militants had killed 720
police officers over the last six
months. In all of 2007, militants
killed about 925 police mean-
ing the pace of attacks this year
has increased.
Afghanistan's 80,000 police

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Afghan child who was alleged-
The bodies of at least 10 chil-
lending weight to Afghan and

have less training and less fire-
power than the Afghan army,
making them a favorite target
for militants. Police officers also
travel in small groups through
some of Afghanistan's most
dangerous territory. More than
4,200 people mostly militants
- have died in in'surgency-
related violence this year,
according to an Associated
Press tally of figures from
Afghan and Western officials.



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5 Having members
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8 Unimportant Arab chiefs,
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9 Had the odour of'fish (5)
10 Time taken by a secretary
11 Catch 10 out with a quick
blow (6)
12 Indeed upset when
refused (6)
15 The rain disturbed the
lock-keeper (7)
17 As a guardian, he was fab-
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19 Promising gardening corre-
spondent? (7,6)
20 Fit sound project (5)

21 Imagined me in terror (7)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution
Across: 1 Stoat, 8 Dr Jekyll, 9 Islet,
10 Eye-teeth, 11 Faust, 12 Rep, 16
Nicole, 17 Eureka, 18 Vet, 23 Chest,
24 Hot stuff, 25 Ducal, 26 Internee, 27
Down: 2 Tasmania, 3 Aversion, 4 Mr
Hyde, 5 10th, 6 Lyres, 7 Aloha, 12
Rev, 13 Pet, 14 Archduke, 15
Skyscape, 19 Eiffel, 20 Choir, 21
State, 22 Store.

1 She is a long
time around
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2 He takes the lot (7,6)
3 Indolence shown in a rite,
perhaps (7)
4 Carries about a thousand
emblems (6)
5 Like a layer of wood (5)
6 What bees do when really
busy? (4,6,3)
7 Retired from employment?
11 Show part of the evidence
in court (7)
13 Deliberate destruction of
character, maybe (7)
14 Produced in a dramatic
way (6)

One is disturbed by it (5)
She would pack a right in l)
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Across: 1 Pilot, 8 By chance, 9
Pluto, 10 Up in arms, 11 Cagey, 12
Gab, 16 Guyana, 17 Option, 18 Pay,
23 Works, 24 Above all, 25 Riven,
26 To and fro, 27 Tease.
Down: 2 In league, 3 On the way, 4
Myopia, 5 Chink, 6 Snare, 7 Sense,
12 Gap, 13 Boy, 14 At no time, 15
For keeps, 19 Allure, 20 Dante, 21
Rowan, 22 Heady.

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5 A monastic superior
8 Extensively (2,1,5,5)
9 Precipitous (5)
10 Radio aerial (7)
11 Good-
teasing (6)
12 Unequivocally (6)
15 Shakespearean
tragedy (7)
17 Scottish poet (5)
19 Flimsy (13)
20 Conveniently
near (5)
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2 Chance to be pros-
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4 Remarkable (6)
5 Valuable attribute (5)
6 Group ideas-forming
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7 Curative treatment
11 Uncouth (7)
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14 A hand-beaten drum
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Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker

Look Before You Leap

North dealer.
Neither side vulnerable.
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V 102
*Q 105 2
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The bidding:
North East South West
1 Pass 1 NT Pass
3 NT
Opening lead six of hearts.
After you've played bridge a
while, you learn usually through
bitter experience that reflex-
action plays should be carefully
avoided. There is no reward for
speed in bridge, and long experience
shows that it's far better to think first
of what you're about to do before
you actually do it.
Consider this deal where West led
a heart against three notrump.
Declarer played low from dummy,
taking East's ten with the queen. He
next played a club to the king, but
when East wisely held up his ace and

also ducked the next club, South
found himself in dire straits. He
could establish the club suit if he
wanted to, but since he had no subse-
quent entry to his hand, he was out of
business. Soon after, South finished
down two.
The sad part of the affair was that
nothing could have stopped declarer
from making nine tricks if he had
played the hand correctly. All he had
to do to assure the contract was to
play the ace of hearts from dummy at
trick one, resisting the temptation to
let the lead run to his hand. By doing
so, he would have preserved the Q-J
of hearts, one of which was certain to
provide' him With an entry to his
clubs later on.
After taking the heart ace,
declarer plays clubs until the ace is
dislodged. Regardless of which
defender wins the club, no return can
prevent declarer from scoring four
clubs, two diamonds, two hearts and
a spade for a total of nine tricks.
A heart return establishes an
entry to the closed hand immediately,
while a diamond return allows
declarer to win in dummy and estab-
lish the heart entry himself. A spade
return similarly causes no problem,
since the 10-5-2 facing dummy's A-
J-4 assure South that, no matter
which defender wins the club and
shifts to a spade, he has the necessary
intermediate cards to assure the con-

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failure on doomed

Madrid plane
* MADRID, Spain
WING FLAPS that help lift a
Aane on takeoff failed on the
Spanair flight that crashed last
month and an alarm to warn
pilots of the problem never
sounded, according to an initial
report Tuesday on the accident
that killed 154 people, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
The investigators did not say
whether they believe the flap
problem caused the Aug. 20
crash that killed all but 18 aboard
the MD-82. They offered, no the-
ory on what triggered Spain"'s
worst air disaster in 25 years.
Investigators also said they
needed to further study a mal-
function of an air temperature
gauge outside the cockpit, which
forced the pilot to abandon a
first attempt at takeoff just
before the crash. Spanair has
described it as a minor glitch that
was resolved by turning off the
gauge because it was not essen-
However, the report said the
faulty gauge might be linked to
the failure of the cockpit alarm
horn, which is supposed to sound
when a departing plane is not
properly configured to get off
the ground.
The findings were drawn from
the flight data and cockpit voice
recorders which showed no evi-
dence of problems with the
plane's two engines.
A Spanair official declined to
comment on the report.
The investigation found wing
flaps moveable panels-on the
trailing edge of a plane's wings
that provide extra lift during
takeoff failed to extend. But
the pilots were unaware of the
problem because the cockpit
alarm did not go off.
The flight data recorder
revealed that from the time the
engines started on the runway
until the crash, sensors measur-
ing the position of the flaps gave
a reading of zero degrees, which
means they did not extend as
they were supposed to.
A loud horn should have gone
off in the cockpit, but "the cock-
pit voice recorder registered no
sound from the takeoff warning
system," the report said.
Some of the 18 survivors have
said the plane struggled to gain
speed and altitude during take-
off. The report says the plane
only got 40 feet off the ground.

Zimbabwe leader: Power

sharing is best for nation

* HARARE, Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE'S prime min-
ister-designate said Tuesday
he does not trust longtime
ruler Robert Mugabe but
believes he is committed to
their new power-sharing deal.
In an interview with The
Associated Press, Morgan
Tsvangirai also said he
believes the international
community will rally to help
end Zimbabwe's political and
economic crisis, which has
spawned hyperinflation and
sent thousands fleeing to
neighboring South Africa
every day.
Mugabe ceded some power
in Zimbabwe for the first time
in 28 years, signing a power-
sharing deal with Tsvangirai
and a leader of a splinter
opposition faction Monday.
"The deal as far as we are
concerned is the best thing for
the country," Tsvangirai said
at his home in the capital.
"We will be able to work with-
in the deal to achieve the nec-
essary transformation."
Meeting with reporters for
his first interviews siuce sign-
ing the deal, the 56-year-old
Tsvangirai looked confident
but tired as he spoke about
the hard work ahead.
Under the pact, already crit-
icized by other opposition
leaders, Mugabe remains pres-
ident and head of government,
chairing the Cabinet. Tsvan-
girai will be prime minister
and head of a new Council of
Ministers responsible for
forming government policy.
He is deputy chairman of Cab-
The new government is
expected to be sworn in this
Long-simmering, bitter dif-
ferences and the nation's eco-
nomic 'collapse inflation is
officially running at 11 million

MORGAN TSVANGIRAI speaks at his home a day after the historic signing of the power sharing deal which saw him becoming the new
Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in Harare Tuesday, Sept, 16, 2008. According to some government officials the power sharing deal, ending
months of anguished negotiations, gives the opposition control of cabinet and police who have terrorized them and makes removing dra-
conian security and media laws a priority.

percent put the deal under
intense pressure.
Tsvangirai was asked if he
trusted Mugabe.
"Ask me a generic question
and I say 'No' because of the
experience I have had with
him;" he responded. "(But) I
trust he is committed to this

agreement, I trust he wants
this deal as much as we do.
He wants to move forward
because it is part of his lega-
In the decade that he has
opposed Mugabe, Tsvangirai
has been tortured, detained
repeatedly and went through a
treason trial with a possible
death sentence.
On the windowsill in his
home office a sign reads: "I
wish a long life to my enemies
so they may see all my suc-
cesses." .
Tsvarlgirai said the support
of international community as
well as financial institutions
such as the World Bank and
the International Monetary
Fund is "essential for creating
international confidence."
"This is the beginning of
building the necessary confi-
dence for investment and aid.
We are confident that we will
be able to lay the groundwork
for encouraging people
(investors and aid agencies)
to come to the country," he
Wary Western leaders say
they are waiting for the new
government to prove its com-
mitment to democracy.
U.S. Ambassador James
McGee told the AP the Unit-
ed States is adopting a "very
careful wait-and-see stance"
.about the power-sharing
"If this works out the way
Mr. Tsvangirai hopes it will,
we will be very willing to work
with the people of Zimbab-
we," McGee said.
He said Washington is com-
mitted to doing what Tsvangi-

rai has requested "taking
care of food insecurity prob-
lems" of Zimbabwe's people.
The International Red
Cross estimates more than 2
million people are hungry in
Zimbabwe, and that the num-
ber is going to rise to 5 mil-
lion, about half the popula-
tion, by year's end.
"We will step forward, we
have food in country, in the
region and food on the high
seas destined for Zimbabwe,"
the U.S. envoy said.
McGee added that Zim-
babwe's new government
needed to ensure that non-
government organizations
have access so they can deliv-
er the food. Only last week,
Mugabe lifted a monthslong
ban on organizations deliver-
ing food aid after accusing
them of favoring the opposi-
Besides getting food to hun-
gry Zimbabweans,-Tsvangirai
said his priorities are to build
a more democratic society and
free the media. State abuse of
power "has to go," he said.
The deal has been criticized
privately by some in the oppo-
sition who are unhappy that
it gives Mugabe too much
power. They fear he will
exploit that, especially by play-
ing on tensions between the
two opposition groups.
Also critical is the Zimbab-
we Congress of Trade Unions,
which brought Tsvangirai to
prominence. It said the agree-
ment had been negotiated
only by politicians without
input from civil society, that
it did not respect the March
presidential election in which

Tsvangirai and his party won
more votes than Mugabe, and
did not provide for a transi-
tional government to organize
new elections.
The agreement provides for
a new constitution to be
drawn up and a referendum
on it to be held within two
Tsvangirai tried to allay
fears that the agreement will
bring government paralysis.
"It is work in progress. It
has not dawned on people
how much hard work there is
to do," he said.
The agreement provides for
31 ministers 15 nominated
by Mugabe's party, 13 by.:
Tsvangirai and three by
Arthur Mutambara, leader of
a smaller opposition faction.
Parties have started talks on.
allocating Cabinet posts.
Tsvangirai said the matter
would be resolved by W'ednes-
Opposition leaders want the
Home Affairs Ministry that
would give them charge of the
police who have terrorized
them and their supporters this
year, and Mugabe would
retain the Defense Ministry.
Tsvangirai said he faced a
range of emotions at Mon-
day's signing ceremony.
"People have traveled this
long road," he said. "In this
conflict of emotions, should
we celebrate or restrain our-
selves because of the uncer-
tainty of the future?"
Tsvangirai decided to focus
on the future, adding that he
was "really moved by the
mood of the people and the
hope that is in the people."


AFRICAN LEADERS from left, President of :rnb:ib.e, Robert Mugabe, King Mswati III of Swaziland, Thabo
Mbeki, of South Africa, Morgan Tsvangirai. new Prime Minster of Zimbabwe, Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania,
Armando Gebuza of Mozambique and Namibian President Hafikepunye Pohamba at the signing of the power
sharing deal between President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai in Harare Monday, Sept, 15, 2008.
Thousands of supporters of Zimbabwe's rival political prnle:- pressed into the compound where their leaders
just signed an historic power-sharing deal to cheer the leaders. Police first tried to keep out the crowds Mon-
day, firing warning shots and using riot dogs. But that became impossible once the gates had been pushed
in, and the crowds calmed once they were inside.



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Tribune Business Editor

an food retailer
yesterday told
Tribune Busi-
ness that the
level of stealing it was suffer-
ing both staff and customer
theft had increased by 100 per
cent over the last six to nine
months, its president attribut-
ing part of the rise to the wors-
ening economy.
Gavin Watchorn, Abaco
Markets' president, said:
"We've seen what I can only
describe as an explosion in theft.
Literally, we are seeing five to
10 cases a week, both customer
and staff theft.
"Just last week, we had to ter-
minate a total of seven to nine

staff at one of
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because they
were either
involved in run-
ning a theft ring,
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aware of it and
did not bring it
to anyone's
attention, which
is just as bad."
Mr Watchorn
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luxury items such as TVs and
digital cameras that were being
stolen, but basic everyday food
items as well.
He said that in one case, Aba-
co Markets caught one old man
trying to steal cabbage valued at
less than $1. Saying he would
have given it to the man had he
asked, Mr Watchom said: "It's a

* Abaco Markets chief says"'drastic' increase in internal and
customer stealing made by worse by economy downturn
* $3m of $ 10m projected City Markets loss attributed
to shrinkage rise, with chain having let go almost
one in 20 staff for alleged theft
* Employers fail to get justice against rogue workers
* Abaco Markets sees doubling of staff requests

for loans and payday advances

sign of the economy and how
the average person is hurting."
Apart from resulting in lost
sales, profits and reduced share-
holder value, the Abaco Mar-

kets president said it was ulti-
mately the Bahamian consumer
who paid the highest price for
soaring theft levels.
"Who suffers is the consumer,

because we have to build it
our pricing," Mr Watcl
explained. "Given the lev
SEE page 6B

City Markets projects sales dip to $137m Surcharge cap impact
* By NEiL HARTNELL One analyst 'shocked and unsettled' lessened by oil price fa
Tribune Business Editor

BAHAMAS Supermarkets
management are projecting
that sales for the company's
2009 financial year will drop
slightly below the $140 million
norm to $137 million, due to
the decliningeconomy, with
the firm's return to profitabili-
ty dependent on enhanced cost
Addressing the company's
annual general meeting

by possible $10m loss revelation

(AGM), Anthony King, Bar-
bados Shipping & Trading's
(BS&T) chief executive and a
Bahamas Supermarkets direc-
tor, said: "We have to recog-
nise the economic situation we
are in was not what it was.
"We want to achieve sales in
excess of $140 million, but until
we face the fallout of the eco-

nomic situation before us
have to be cautious, t
expenses and restructure
company. We want to look
number, somewhere in
region of $137 million,
restructure the comp
around that number."
.SEE page 3B

Tribune Business Reporter
., we
trim THE Go'ernment's decision to cap BEC's fuel surcharg
the households using less than 800 kilowatts per month at $0.15, wi
at a major help to lower income families, may not lead to a substa
the drop in bills by itself if the current global oil price declines cont
and Al Jarret., a former chairman of BEC, told Tribune Business
)any- terda\ that since July 11, 2008, the cost of a barrel of oil
dropped from around $147 to $9i. which would lead to a signify
decrease in the fuel surcharge anyway.
Looking at, the trends over the
past several years, Mr Jarret noted SEE page 4B

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weeks time'

* Costs estimated at $60m,
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Tribune Business Editor

FEASIBILITY studies for the
proposed Arawak Cay shipping
port are scheduled to be com-
pleted within 20 weeks, and the
into bid document for its construc-
horn tion issued in 20 weeks, the
el of chairman of the company over-
seeing its development told Tri-
bune Business yesterday."
Jimmy Mosko, who is heading
the Arawak Cay Port Develop-
t ment Company, told Tribune
Business that all environmen-
1 tal, engineering and economic
studies on the new port's feasi-
bility were "being fast tracked".
"We have a 1-rweek sched-
ule to complete the drawings,'
and will start to go out to bid
[on the construction] in.20
e for weeks," he told Tribune Busi-'
hile a ness yesterday. "We have hired
initial all the consultants and they're in
in&. place. We have a meeting
yes- tomorrow [today] with KPMG
had [on the business plan]. It's all
icant moving very quickly, starting

SEE page 6B

Bahamas must 'concede' need

to improve in 'many areas'

Tribune Business Editor
examiners would
"have to con-
cede" that the
Bahamas has "to
improve in many
areas" when it
comes to service
delivery and mak-
ing it easier to do
business in this
nation, the minis-
ter of state for
finance told Tribune Business.
Zhivargo Laing said that
regardless of the findings con-
tained in the World Bank's
Doing Business 2009 report,
which saw the Bahamas slip
from 51st to 55th place when it
came to combating red tape and

bureaucracy that impacts busi-
ness, this nation had to
"improve" to enhance its eco-
nomic competitiveness.
"Any examination of how we
operate in many areas would
have to concede" that the
Bahamas had to make improve-
ments before it could "be
regarded as a place to do busi-
ness or consume certain goods,"
Mr Laing told Tribune Business.
"We have to improve in many
areas for serving domestic con-
sumers and international clients.
There are things we do very well,
and things we don't do very well.
There are things the Govern-
ment sector does very well, and
things it doesn't do very well.
There are things the private sec-
tor does very well, and things it
doesn't do very well.
"We have to improve in this
This improvement, Mr Laing
said, needed to happen regard-
less of whether the World Bank
report existed or not. He added
that the Government, private
sector and all residents "always
ought to be concerned about
how it [the Bahamas] is faring
vis-a-vis the rest of the world in
how easy it is to do business".
"We are always looking at
processes," Mr Laing said of the
Government. "I know very few
services under the Ministry of
Finance that are not under
review the Customs Depart-
ment, the Treasury Department,
the Public Service. We are look-
ing at all these areas, and asking
the private sector to tell us
what's vexing [about dealing
with them].
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moving as quickly as I'd like, but
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it is important to consider the
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and attention required of direc-
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act as a director and their per-
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disclosure is made of such con-
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appropriate approval and
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The foregoing considerations
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particularly when prospective
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and skill that a reasonably pru-
dent person would exercise in
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The increasing expectations
and responsibilities facing
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reminders of the importance
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honest personal and profes-
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agreeing to act in a role that
may sometimes be, quite
arguably, thankless and over-
whelmingly onerous, even to
the best and brightest.
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THE Destinations travel agency will
be able to provide better prices and
services to its Bahamian clients by
drawing on the bulk purchasing power
of its new Barbadian parent, Tribune
Business was told yesterday.
Hanif Moore, vice-president of oper-
ation$ at Going Places, part of the
Caribbean World Travel Services
group that acquired
Destinations,saidthat in the short to

mid-term it was unlikely that there will
be any changes to the Bahamian com-
pany's daily operations.
The recent sale of Destinations, he
added, should not have a significant
impact on its operations in the country,
but may allow the company to offer
Bahamian consumers better rates.
However, Mr Moore said Destina-
lions will be able to benefit from the
vast resources of the Going Places
brand, which is prominent throughout
the Caribbean. "They will also be able
to benefit from our sales, because we

can purchase at volumes much higher
than they would. So they will be able to
offer more products and services, and
provide better rates to clients here,"
Mr Moore told Tribune Business.
Details of the sale and price paid are
being kept confidential, Mr Moore
explained, but he added: "Destinations
is a good fit for us because it provides
a similar service to what we are offer-
ing in the Carribean."

Destinations main shareholders are
understood to have been Charles and
Richard Farrington, the company hav-
ing been formed from the merger of
Mundy Tours and Playtours.
Right now, Mr Moore said Going
Places was famailarising itself with the
Destinations operations and had no
plans for staff or policy changes.
He explained that the Barbados
owners will not be bringing in anyone
to manage destinations, and will
instead appoint a country manager
from the company here.

"We have to get an understanding of
how the company works here, but we
don't usually go in and make a lot of
changes," Mr Moore said.
Mr Moore said that for consumers,
nothing will change. "Destinations will
still be operating under its brand,
because we recongise that there is sig-
nificant brand recognition here and
that will not change."
Destinations employs over 70 per-
sons at offices in Nassau, Grand
Bahama, Eleuthera, Exuma, Long
Island and Spanish Wells.

Royal Island developer nets $150 from 22 sales

CYPRESS Equities said it vate island tha
has earned $150 million in rev- luxury resident
enues by selling 22 properties hotel communi
at its Royal Island project off in 2010.
north Eleuthera. It is expected
Chris Maguire, chief execu- Island commu
tive of Cypress Equities, said: $190 million in
"In an environment that is eco- 20-year period
nomically conservative, these ment, accord
sales are an affirmation that the impact assess
luxury real estate buyer is stead- Real estate
fastly committed to the devel- oceanfront/oc
opments they want to be a part homes and vil
of. village resident
"Why Royal Island? It's the 2,237 to 7,370 t
appeal of Royal Island's full Prices start at
range of amenities, the state-of- go up to $7.9 m
the-art marina, our association also include on
with the neighboring Harbor oceanfront cust
Island, and the enduring quali- sites starting at
ty of both Jack Nicklaus and $20 million. Tl
Montage in collaboration with 269 residences
our strong desire to make our pletion in 2009
owners proud." The Montag
Cypress Equities is leading a Bahamas bout
$1 billion investment on Royal 58 guest room
Island, the five-mile-long pri- will have four

MARKETS, from 1B -
Stephen Boyle, Bahamas Supermarkets' chief
cAccutive, said $137 million in sales was likely
"to maintain our market share" in a depressed
economic environment. '
He added that its market share might even
increase, as many Bahamian consumers, hit by
unemployment, reduced hotel work weeks and
rising costs, did not have the disposable income to
fund major purchases.
"When you have occupancy rates of 11 per
cent at Atlantis and 7 per cent at the Sheraton,
you do not have many people spending money,"
Mr Boyle.
.1 Barrie Farrington. a fellow Bahamas Super-
markets director, added that the company would
focus on cost containment and cost savings in a
prudent way, with the firm examining all its "'pet-
ty tosts".
Bahamas Supermarkets Board and manage-
ment received a much gentler ride from share-
holders at the AGM than many had expected,
especially given that they were told that the com-
pany, which operates the 12-store City Markets
chain, was likely to make a $10 million loss for the
2008 financial year.
The only real voice raised was that of Ken-
wood Kerr, Providence Advisors' chief execu-
tive, who described the $10 million loss projection
as "shocking and somewhat unsettling".
Basil Sands, Bahamas Supermarkets chairman,
said that out of that $10 million figure, which
was based on preliminary, .unaudited data and
therefore subject to change, some $4.5 million
was believed to be one-time, non-recurring costs.
Another $3 million of that loss was believed
related to shrinkage, which Mr King had previ-
ously told Tribune Business "seems to have dou-

at will become a
ntial resort and
ity when it opens
d that the Royal
nity will generate
new taxes over a
for the Govern-
ng to economic
offerings feature
:eanview estate
las, and marina
ces, ranging from
total square feet.
$2.3 million and
million. Offerings
e acre to 12-acre
:om estate home-
t $4 million up to
he first of about
is slated for com-
ge Royal Island
ique hotel; with
>s and 26-suites,
restaurants and

Spa Montage.
"Royal Island is not only. a
resort development," Mr
Maguire said. "It's a collabora-
tion of three of the most cre-
ative professionals in their
fields, who are creating a self-
contained private island with a
luxury residential component
including a recreational lifestyle.
and all imaginable conve-
The three are former Dallas
Cowboys quarterback Roger
Staubach, who now heads a
global real estate advisory firm;
golfer Jack Nicklaus; and Alan
Fuerstman, founder of Montage
Hotels and Resorts.
Behringer Harvard, a world-
wide commercial real estate
investor, is also part of the
development team.
Mr Maguire said: "Our vision
was based on the knowledge
that people today want an
escape or a home base that

bled" in financial 2008 due to an absence of inter-
nal controls.
Investors spoken to by Tribune Business after
the AGM believe that Bahamas Supermarkets'
woes are likely to be short-term, given that its
operations will now be run by Barbados Ship-
ping & Trading. That company has itself recent-
ly been acquired by Neal & Massy, the Trinida-
dian conglomerate that has some $1.5 billion in
assets and generates.annual net income of more
than $100 million.
That implies that Bahamas Supermarkets, and
its 78 per cent majority shareholder, BSL Hold-
ings, will enjoy massive financial backing from
Neal & Massy, and essentially not be allowed to
BS&T and its Trinidad parent-4ave already
shown their .commitmertrtd6txa eahAmas by -
pumping $5 million into BSLH I6ffiig;, some 50 '
per cent of which was funnelled into City Markets
to pay down trade s and boost cash flow.
That injection, according to sources, came at a
time when no other BSL Holdings shareholder
wanted to inject further equity, despite Royal
Bank of Canada requesting this.
. When asked to explain the $800,000 increase in
staff salaries during fiscal 2007, Bahamas Super-
markets executives said this had been caused by
the addition of extra staff and a 3 per cent salary
increase agreed with the union representing the
company's workers.
"We identified gaps in the structure where key
positions had to be filled to take the company for-
ward," Mr Boyle said. "For example, backdoor
receivers. There was no one responsible for
receiving goods at the back door. We had to put
them in place and train them to move forward."

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OIL, from 1B
that in 2008, there was a high of
$0.25 and a low of $0.149 when it
came to BEC's fuel surcharge
Thus, if the decline in global
oil prices continues, BEC would
automatically be required to
reduce fuel surcharge rates and
alleviate some h.! the burden
experienced by consumers, even
without the Government cap.
Mr Jarrett said the cap would,
however, be extremely valuable
if something happened to drive
the cost per barrel up and, by-
extension, BEC's fuel sur-
Based upon the projections,
Mr Jarret said that BEC's fuel
costs should already have
dropped by 20-25 per cent,
which would place the fuel sur-
charge at around $0.18 per kilo-
watt hour.
Mr Jarret did say that the
reduction, announced yester-
dahy, will be beneficial to people
on lower fixed incomes as they
don't have the disposable funds
to adjust to higher bills.
Dionisio D' D'aguilar, presi-
dent of the Bahamas Chamber
of Commerce, agreed that the
Government's move will benefit
those families in the short-term,
but worried that it was not a long
term solution. "There has been a
large hew and cry over electric-
BAHAMAS, from 1B
improve in these areas.'
Among the processes the Min-
istry of Finance was looking to
enhance was the time taken to
process applications for the
Stamp Tax exemption on prop-
erty worth up to $500,000 that
is being acquired by first-time
. The Ministry, Mr Laing said,
was focusing on "the extent to
which we can cause [applications
to be approved] in the shortest
possible time, in days if not
hours. We are making moves to
do that."
Plans to amend the way in
which business licence fees are
calculated remain an ongoing_
exercise, the minister said. "We
are still in dialogue with Singa-
pore, even though we have actu-
ally observed we may have been
moving a little ahead of our-
selves," he added.
"There are now some net-
work, infrastructure issues that
have to be addressed. Mod-
ernising the network, so it has
greater capacity, greater use-

ity bills, and it's excellent that
government recognizes the fact
that people are complaining
about their bills," he said.
However, Mr D'Aguilar
pointed out that BEC was
already operating at a loss and
the decision was merely another
government subsidy for the cor-
He should have liked to have
seen the Government implement
something more creative that
would facilitate a, decrease in
electricity usage.
"The surest way to reduce
your bill is to use less electricity,
and I would have liked to have
seen the government issue free
energy saving light bulbs to
. every household. Or say that
BEC would pay a portion of the
cost to install solar panels on
people's home, even if persons
repaid it over say a year," Mr
D'Aguilar said.
The Chamber president added
that while such a cap would have
helped the bottom lines of many.
of his members, he also felt it
would not iaee done anything
to address the deeper issue of
releasing the country from a
BEC cash burden.
In an address to Parliament,
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham yesterday announced that
the government will direct BEC
to limit the surcharge to $0.15

per kilowatt per hour until
December 31 for residential con-
sumers that use 800 kilowatts of
electricity or less per month.
Further, the Government will
order BEC to immediately
restore power to more than
5,000 consumers who had been
unable to pay their bills, and to
work with them to make suit-
able repayment arrangements.
Mr Ingraham said the Gov-
ernment is to lend BEC $4 mil-
lion from its sundry capital allo-
cation, whichis to be repaid by
BEC within the next two years,
as a means of supporting the
funding of "this massive social
relief to consumers".
"The Government will direct
BEC to apply the Government's
$600,000 annual dividends, ordi-
narily payable by BEC to the
Government, towards amelio-
rating or lessening any potential
future increases in the electrici-
ty surcharge as a consequence
of any future shocks in the cost
of oil over the next two years,"
the Prime Minister said.
Further, the Government will
reduce the electricity usage of
its offices, conduct a public rela-
tions campaign to encourage the
public to follow suit and retain
an independent firm to conduct
an operational audit of BEC and
make recommendations to bring
increased efficiencies to BEC.

ability and speed. That requires processes involved in register-
a fundamental review. ing property in the Bahamas.
"It has to be done. These are Another problem area for the
the kinds of constant improve- Bahamas was construction per-
ments that we are seeking to mits, where it ranked 92nd. The
make." World Bank report assessed the
The World Bank report found procedures, time and costs asso-
that the Bahamas scored partic- ciated with building a similar size
ularly poorly when it came to warehouse in all countries,
property registration, construc- including obtaining all the nec-
tion permit processing, investor essary licences and permits, com-
protection and enforcing con- pleting all inspections and get-
tracts. ting utility connections.
When it came to the number
Found of procedures dealing with con-.
struction permits, only Trinidad
It also found that in the past and Puert6 Rico out of the
year the Bahamas had initiated whole Caribbean had more
_no.major reforjn s-to-combat--than-the-Bahamas'18 processe.-
bureaucracy and red tape that It took some 197 days to deal
was hindering the conduct of with construction permits in the
business in this nation. Bahamas, the report found, plac-
The Bahamas ranked espe- ing the Bahamas near the bot-
cially low on property registra- tom of the Caribbean, while the
tion, standing in 143rd place, cost of dealing with the permits,
largely due to the fact that this as a percentage of income per -
process cost the equivalent of capital, was pegged it 241.6 per
12.5 per cent of the purchase cent for the Bahamas. Only four
price Stamp Tax and attorneys' more Caribbean nations were
fees. There were also seven more expensive.

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provides Private Banking and Wealth Management services to clients around
the world. Our client relationship officers combine their strong relationship-
management skills with the resources that are available at EFG, helping
them provide a full range of quality wealth management services. In order to
strengthen our IT team in Nassau, we are looking for a qualified candidate for
the following position:

IT Systems Engineer

In this challenging position, your responsibilities will include:

Support and management of Windows servers, including domain
controllers, application and Exchange Server 2003.
Support Citrix Metaframe and other Enterprise applications.
Ongoing system administration of the Windows Server infrastructure
services including Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, and WINS.
Support and manage Window XP desktops and laptops, including
all user application support.
Create server and network documentation and generate reports
for internal and audit review.
Manage network security systems for LAN/WAN and VolP
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offices including Grand Cayman, Canada and Central/South

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troubleshooting experience in O/S, network, database technologies and
server hardware in a medium to large scale environment.
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Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the willingness and
capability of multi-tasking effectively.
A background in the financial services industry (Retail and/or Private
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Advanced knowledge in;
Operating-Systems;-Windows (2000, -Server20O03and XP) and-
Network Infrastructure Management (TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, WINS,
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LAN (Switches, structured cabling) and PBX
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Treasury announces

debt auctions for Fed

AP Economics Writer
The Treasury Department will
begin selling bonds for the
Federal Reserve in an effort
to help the central bank deal
with unprecedented borrow-
ing needs resulting from the
current credit crisis.
Treasury officials said
Wednesday that the new pro-
gramme would be part of the
normal auctions it conducts to

AP Business Writer
prices soared Wednesday,
jumping more than $60 an
ounce as mounting credit mar-
ket turmoil prodded jittery
investors to pull money out of
equities and into safe-haven
Gold's huge rally prices
shot up over eight per cent -
came as the government
moved overnight to rescue
troubled insurer American
International Group Inc. with
an $85 million bailout loan.
The Federal Reserve
stepped in after AIG, teeter-
ing on collapse from losses
tied to the subprime crisis and
the credit crisis, failed to find
adequate capital in the private
Fearing more tightening of
credit markets, investors
reacted swiftly and began

finance the government's bud-
get deficits, which have been
soaring because of the current
economic slump.
Treasury officials said that
the first auction would be for a
total of $40 billion and would
occur later Wednesday. The
auction would be for cash man-
agement bills that will mature
in 35 days.
The announcement repre-
sented an, unprecedented
action in which Treasury will
be selling debt securities such
as bonds for the nation's cen-

dumping stocks and socking
money into gold, silver and
other safe-haven commodi-
Gold is especially attractive
during times of crisis because
the metal is known for holding
its value.
Gold for December deliv-
ery jumped $64.50, or 8.25 per
cent, to $845 an ounce on the
New York Mercantile
Exchange, its highest trading
level since August 29.
Prior to the rally, gold had
fallen 25 per cent since surging
to record levels above $1,000
an ounce in March.
"The same market partici-
pants who got out of gold are
coming back in now. This is
the start of an upward move,"
said Carlos Sanchez, analyst.
with CPM Group in New
York, who predicted prices
could climb back to $1,000 by
year's end.
Silver prices also jumped.
The December contract

tral bank.
Treasury officials said the
action did not mean that the
Fed was running short of
resources but simply was a way
for the government to better
manage its financing needs.
The announcement came
one day after the Fed invoked
powers it had been granted
during the Great Depression
to extend an $85 billion emer-
gency loan to prop up the
country's largest insurance
company, American Interna-
tional Group Inc.

soared 88.8 cents to $11.405
an ounce. December copper,
however, fell 5.15 cents to
$3.0375 a pound.
In other commodities, crude
oil rebounded after the AIG
bailout eased worries that the
insurance giant and other
financial firms would liquidate
commodities holdings to raise
Light, sweet crude for Octo-
ber delivery rose $2.01 to
$93.16 a barrel on the Nymex.
In other Nymex trading,
heating oil futures fell about
half a penny to $2.7145 a gal-
lon, while gasoline futures lost
2.34 cents to $2.3774 a gallon.
In agriculture markets, most
grain prices traded higher.
Corn for December deliv-
ery rose 5.25 cents to $5.375 a
bushel on the Chicago Board
of Trade, while December
wheat added 20.75 cents to
$7.1075 a bushel.
November soybeans fell
two cents to $11.22 a bushel.

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stealing, someone.has to pay for
it, and at the end of the day it's
the consumer.",
He added that the level of
stealing was "expected to get
worse towards Christmas. It
always does, but the meltdown
in the US financial markets
means a decrease in tourists
coming here, a decrease in
tourist spending and that leads
to an increase in stealing. People
don't want to lower their stan-
dard of living."
Abaco Markets, which oper-
ates the Solomon's SuperCentre
stores in Nassau and Freeport,
and the Cost-Right stores in
those two cities and Abaco, is

by no means alone in this fight.
At Tuesday night's Bahamas
Supermarkets annual general
meeting (AGM), company exec-
utives revealed that some $3
million of the estimated $10 mil-
lion loss that the City Markets
operator is likely to incur in its
2008 financial year is due to
increased shrinkage.
While shrinkage includes
many other items besides theft,
such as spoiled goods, there is
no doubt that theft is likely to
account for a major part of that
$3 million and a doubling in City
Markets' shrinkage levels year-
Basil Sands, Bahamas Super-
markets' chairman, told the
AGM that around.40 employees
had been dismissed and were

now being prosecuted for
alleged theft from the company
in the past year.
Given that the company
employs some 850 persons
today, this effectively means that
4.7 per cent of its staff almost
one in 20 persons had been
terminated for suspected inter-
nal theft.
As for Abaco Markets, Mr
Watchom said: "I would say our
level of stealing, based on the
number of people we've appre-
hended, has gone up 100 per
cent over the last six to nine
That is effectively the year
2008 to date, and Mr Watchorn
added: "We're seeing it across
the board. It's a major challenge.
We're pulling together a new
strategy to deal with it."
Further evidence that many
Bahamians are struggling to
make ends meet, amid spiralling
fuel, energy and food costs,.
came when Mr Watchom said
Abaco Markets had experienced
a major increase in staff seek-
ing loans and pay advances.
"The level we're getting now,
compared to six months ago, it's
probably doubled or even high-
er," Mr Watchomrn said.
A major factor behind the
high level of internal theft in the

Bahamas, the Abaco Markets
president said, was that "there's
no fear" on the part of the cul-
prits because the level of prose-
cution initiated by employers
and businesses was "minimal".
As a result, when suspected
theft was discovered and those
responsible terminated, they had
no record and simply bounced
"from job to job".
Mr Watchorn said that Abaco
Markets once terminated an
employee for stealing, and their
attorney was able to use some-
thing in the dismissal letter from
the company to get the charge
of stealing thrown out.
The case was then turned on
its head, and became one of
alleged unfair dismissal against
the company. Abaco Markets
ultimately ended up paying that
former employee their sever-
ance/redundancy pay, and Mr
Watchorn then saw the person
in question several weeks later
working for another company.
In another case, two Abaco
Markets staff spent two days at
court waiting to be called to tes-
tify in another internal theft
episode, only for the prosecu-
tor to say he was "not familiar"
with the case and request a
three-month adjournment.
Then, in another case, a for-

mer employee during their trial
offered via their attorney to
repay the $400-$500 they
claimed they had taken from the
company. The judge hearing the
case suggested that the offer be
accepted and the matter
"There's just no fear that any
consequences are going to hap-
pen. It's absolutely dishearten-
ing for an employer to have to
deal with that," Mr Watchorn
"It's just a frustration for a
retailer and employer point of
view because they don't see jus-
tice at the end of the day. The
culprits know that, and that at
the end of the day nothing's
likely to happen.'
"I think it's a major problem.
If a retailer tells you he doesn't
have a problem with internal
theft, he's either living in his
business 24/7 or he's lying
"We've seen a drastic increase
in the level of dishonesty, both
internal and customer dishon-
esty. It's very unfortunate,
because you have a lot of honest
employees trying to the right
thing, and it's just a few that let
everything down. It's endemic
in this country, and the eco-'
nOmic environment is exacer-
bating the issue."

ARAWAK, from 1B
Arawak Cay Port Develop-
ment Company said that it had
appointed Halcrow, the UK-
based global infrastructure con-
sultant, to advise it on port
design and engineering. For
legal and financial advice, it had
selected Higgs & Johnson and
KPMG respectively.
The port company confirmed
previous Tribune Business rev-
elations that no shareholder will
own 15 per cent of the Arawak
Cay port, with Bahamian share-
holders owning a minimum col-
lective 60 per cent equity stake.
In its statement yesterday,
Arawak Cay Port Development
Company said the new port's
development costs would "not
exceed $60 million". That is
some $115 million different
from the $175 million cost esti-
mate on Tropical Shipping's
plan for Arawak Cay, which is
widely regarded as the template
for the current proposal.
When asked to explain this
apparent discrepancy, Mr
Mosko said he could not, as he
had never seen Tropical Ship-
ping's proposal, but added that
the company "hoped" to com-
plete the 60-acre port and have
it operational for that price -
within 12-16 months.
"It's a fast-paced process," Mr
Mosko said. "The Prime Minis-.
ter wanted the freight off Bay
Street very quickly. It's difficult,
but we'll get it done.
"Everybody is on board and
they've all put their money up.
We're trying to move as quickly
as we can. It's a dynamic situa-
Mr Mosko said he was unable
to say whether the Arawak Cay
Port Development Company
would tap Bahamian institu-
tional and retail investors for
financing, "because the finan-
cial model is not set up yet. But
we're saying a minimum 60 per
cent Bahamian shareholding, so
I think so".
Mr Mosko said the Arawak
Cay port was "probably the
most economical way to go", as
it would service Nassau and Par-
adise Island's cargo' needs for
50 years, with all freight and
shipping companies using it.
The. 50-acre Gladstone Road
inland cargo terminal, he added,
was "not a big deal" in terms of
cost as it would only involve
some warehousing and paving.
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The Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) will participate in the observance of National
Literacy Month during September 2008. AMMC will sponsor and host the following programs at the designated
AMMC sites.
1. A Book Fair, Short Stories and Poems for Primary School students at Fort Charlotte, Wednesday, September
17th and Thursday, September 18th, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Speakers: Dr. Davidson Hepburn, Ms. Leah O'Brien and Ms. Patricia Thomas. Admission: $3.00 per person.
Price includes a tour of the Fort and participation in the readings. Primary Schools will be scheduled, and designated
tour times given to tour Fort Charlotte and participate in the readings and Book Fair. Books will be on sale. Please
contact Miss Odia Richardson at 323-1925 or 326-2566 for bookings.
2. Readings j -., Slave Journals and Related Documents by local radio personalities. This segment is for Junior
High and Senior High School Students; Monday, September 22 through Thursday, September 25, 2008, 10:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at The Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation, Bay Street, next to the Straw Market.
Admission: $3.00 per person. Books will be on sale. Contact Miss Odia Richardson 326-2566 or call 356-0495 to
reserve your group. Schools will be given designated times to tour the Museum and attend the readings.
3. Open House and An Evening of Recitals at the Balcony House Museum on Market Street opposite the Central
Bank of The Bahamas. Thursday, 25th September, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. Recitals by Dr. Davidson Hepburn and
Ms. Cookie Allens with tours of the House. THE PUBLIC IS CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND. Donations
are welcomed. Refreshments on sale.
4. Episodes from the Fergusons of Farm Road, the well known 70s radio drama by Jeanne Thompson at The Pompey
Museum of Slavery and Emancipation, Bay Street next to the Straw Market; Friday, 26th September, 2008, at
7:00 p.m. Admission: $15.00 per person includes refreshments. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED. Please call 356-0495
or 326-2566 to reserve seating for this event as space is limited.

S. .. ,still the best venue for weddings,
-- social gatherings and meetings.

SCall Mrs. Christine Rolle
-.. .. Tel: 242 326-4872, 326-4R61
I i Fax: 326-4860 for details.

Throughout The Bahamas
Reserve "The Lest We Forget:
The Triumph Over Slavery"
Traveling Exhibition
created by The Schomburg Center
& UNESCO Slave Route Project.
It's FREE and educational.

,dia Richardson for bookings
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Three locations to serve you: Fort
Charlotte, Fort Fincastle and The
Pompey Museum.

The places to shop for authentic
Bahamian-made handicrafts, unique
gifts, jewellery and Bahamian
authored books.






Ross University School of Medicine (Bahamas)
Ltd. is seeking 1 or 2 bedroom accommodations.

Affordable, safe and secure (with or willing to
provide security screens), clean surroundings,
must be fully furnished, air-conditioned, turn
key (pots, dishes, linen) ready to move in
accommodations. Complete for 1 'or 2 persons.
Accommodations must be within a 5 mile
radius of the Sea Horse Shopping Centre
(Freeport, Bahamas).

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The Manager, Credit Risk Management, P.O. Box N-7518,
Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before September 29, 2008.
For further information, please contact:
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Ongoing Events: Visit The Balcony House Museum, The Pompey Museum,
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Going ahead withA.

holiday parties

AP Business Writer

in a down economy, with busi-
ness more difficult to come by
and expenses going up by the
day, many small company
owners are nonetheless forg-
ing ahead with holiday party
Certainly, an owner feeling
strapped for cash might think
the business just can't afford a
celebration this year. But many
of them believe a party for
employees is too important to
forgo, so as they start to plan
they're finding ways to save
money but still make staffers
feel appreciated.
Ron Hanser, co-owner of
the West Des Moines, Iowa,
public relations firm Hanser &
Associates, believes a tough
economy is all the more rea-
son. to hold a party in the holi-
day season.
"If ever there was a need for
that renewal of the human
spirit, this holiday season
seems to need it," he said,
pointing to the slumping econ-
omy and upheaval on Wall
Street that included the bank-
ruptcy filing of Lehman Broth-
ers Holdings Inc.
So Hanser's company will be
having its usual party at a local
restaurant-for employees and
their spouses.
"We're telling our clients,
don't cut back on celebra-
tions," Hanser said. "This is
important there's nothing
frivolous about celebrating a
Gerald Schwartz, who owns
a New York-based PR firm, is
critical of owners who he says
have a knee-jerk reaction and
cancel parties to save money.
His suggestion is to dip into
their own pockets and not
try to do a party on the cheap.

"Let's just open a bottle of
champagne in the conference
room and have a couple of
lousy hors d'oeuvres" is not
the way to do it, said Schwartz,
president of GS Schwartz &
Co. Inc. "You should be con-
siderate of how hard people
are working for you."
He said of company owners:
"Their lifestyle's not going to
change if they spend a couple
of extra thousand on Christ-
But let's say a company is
really having a hard time right
now. It's still possible to hold a
party that the staff will enjoy.
One option is a potluck
affair, which can appeal to
staffers who love to cook and
show off to their co-workers.
The boss should still contribute
something, perhaps beverages
and a cake, and be as generous
as possible.
If the staff is small, the own-
er might have everyone over
to his or her house for brunch,
or a cocktail party.
Another possibility is to tell
the staff that while you can't
afford a party, you'll give them
half a day off on a Friday in
December. They'll love hav-'
ing the extra time, and the ges-
ture will go a long,way toward
creating goodwill.
Many companies are choos-
ing to have their parties onsite
rather than in a restaurant or
catering hall or club. Tom Wal-
ter, who co-owns Tasty Cater-
ing in Elk Grove Village, Ill.,
has seen business pick up this
"It's bare bones because
they don't want to lavishly
spend money for the produc-
tion of a holiday event," he
said. So, the decor is simple,
the entertainment might be a
boom box and the desserts
more moderate than in the
past. Owners may skip the
alcohol, or serve only wine and

Still, Walter doesn't see
employers skimping on their
staffs. They may be putting on
less of a party, but "they'll off-
set that with a bonus."
Another way businesses are
saving on parties is to hold
them during off-peak times,
Walter said. Thursday in
December are the most popu-
lar and therefore the most
expensive dates, so some com-
panies are putting their cele-
brations off until January.
Also, many staffers might
appreciate a winter break
rather than another commit-
ment during the busy holiday
Walter's company will be
holding its holiday parties -
one just for staffers and one in
which families are invited as
usual between Christmas and
New Year's.
Owners may find that some
creativity is all it takes to put
on a great party.
Kevin McLaughlin is saving
money on his Princeton, N.J.,
marketing firm's party this year
by bartering publicity work for
dinner at one of his clients, a
hip local restaurant.
"We can run our business
efficiently and at the same time
treat our employees well," said
McLaughlin, owner of
Resound Marketing.
McLaughlin expects to
spend half as much this year
on a holiday party as he did
on last year's celebration,
which was a trip to Atlantic
City for his staff of eight and
their guests.
"I would rather put money
into employees' pockets rather
than travel," McLaughlin said.
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The White House gave a new-
ly nuanced description
Wednesday of the US econo-
my, calling it a mixed picture
and saying it ultimately will
weather the current turmoil.
President Bush's chief
spokeswoman also defended
the extraordinary federal
takeover of sinking insurance
giant American International
Group Inc., while not ruling
out further private-sector
bailouts by Washington.
Press secretary Dana Peri-
no said that help for other
endangered corporations
would be considered by the
government on a "case-by-case
Among those pleading for
Washington's help, for
instance, is the struggling US
auto industry, which has suf-
fered massive losses but
remains a backbone of the
economy. A bill before Con-
gress would give the compa-
nies $25 billion in federal loans,
a program established but not
funded under an energy bill
passed last year. Perino said
the White House would not
comment on that prospect until
Congress decides whether to
go ahead with approving the
Perino refused to repeat the
White House's standard line
about the US economy, often
used by Bush, who has said
that its "fundamentals are
strong." Republican presiden-
tial candidates John McCain
used that phrase Monday,
earning him ridicule' from

Democratic opponent Barack
Obama as being out of touch.
McCain later clarified that he
meant that the fundamental
strength of the American
worker remained strong.
With those accusations and
counteraccusations swirling in
an election-campaign environ-
ment, Perino suggested
Wednesday that this assess-
ment no longer stands.
"It's not clear-cut," she said,
because of a proliferation of
both positive and negative eco-
nomic indicators, sometimes
coming on the same day.
"We are in a position of
strength to be able to deal with
this crisis," Perino said. "It will
take us awhile."
In the most far-reaching
intervention into the private
sector ever for the Federal
Reserve, the government
stepped in Tuesday to rescue
American International Group
Inc. with an $85 billion injec-
tion of taxpayer money. The
government will get almost an
80 per cent stake in the com-
Perino framed it as another
move to protect the economy
and save people from further
Given AIG's size and scdpe,
the possible failure of the com-
pany appeared to pose a
greater risk than the $85 bil-
lion loan, she said. But while
Perino said the terms require
taxpayers to be paid back first,
when asked whether taxpay-
ers may not get their money
back at all, she said, "That is
Bush agreed with the loan
for AIG at the White House
on Tuesday after being pre-

sented with a recommendation
from Treasury Secretary I en-
ry Paulson and Fed (Chairman
Ben Bernanke during a meet-
ing of economic advisers. Peri-
no said it is more appropriate
to describe Bush's Iole as con-
suiting on the move father
than approving it.
She said she understands
why Americans would he con-
fused that the go cinment
would be willing to put tax-
payer money at risk for some
companies and not others, and
that putting federal money into
the private sector might be
seen as at odds with Bush's
conservative. free-market eco-
nomic philosophy.
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challenging times," Perino told
reporters. "You hive a gov-
ernment thai is willing to lead,
act where appropriate, and
govern to make sure that we
limit broader financial harm to
the economy."
The president has been silent
about the market turmoil since
Monday. He canceled previ-
ously announced plans to talk
about it on Tuesday. and Peri-
no said he would not be heard
from on the topic on Wednes-
day, either.
Bush has not held a full news
conference in two months.
Perino said the president is
reluctant to hold a news con-
ference because he believes
reporters would try to draw
him into the daily back-and-
forth between the Democratic
and Republican candidates to
replace him and that that
would be inappropriate.
"I grant you, you haven't
heard from him in a while,"
she said.

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Lot No. 181, Dorsetteville Bamboo Town
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot # 181, of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville which is situated in the southern district of New
Providence located on this property is an approximately 25yr old single family residence comprising of approximately 1,162 sq ft & consisting of 2-bedrooms, 1-bath,
kitchen, living, dining room & carport. The land is on a grade and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during heavy
rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard has chained linked fencing at
the sides and back.
Appraisal: $149,016.00
Traveling East Street South. turn right at porky's service station [Victoria Blvd]. Take the 4th comer on the right (Raynell Drive) the subject property will be the 4th on the
left side.Painted white trimmed light agua.

Lot No. 162, Pastel Gardens Subdivision

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

Appraisal: $228,362.60

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


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

Lot No. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,

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family room bed, 1 bathfon, study, laundry and an entry porch.
Appraisal: $188,406.00
. Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to
c :Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner
"-'""-bon the left then 1st right, house is second on your right
with garage.


3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b
with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land
.., is a portion ofone oftheDundas Town Crown Alledasotment

Sb Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of Newn
.... o--d-' parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
being just under a quarter acre in size and on the
,2,37~~35 sq flowside. A concrete block structure, with asp2-bedrooalt

S1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and L-shape in design witchen a total lrtmength
of70x26 with plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., theinterior
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linklsare concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and
the floors of vinyl tiles.
AppraisalAppraisal: $239,500$265,225.00

All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
12, ofn the subdivision known and designated as Millar's
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
AvenueProvidence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
an2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
.1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
x complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during* annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.

--S Lot No. 186, Coral Harbour Waterways, Coral Harbour

All that lot of land having an area of 12,150 sq ft, being
lot # 186, of the subdivision known as Coral Harbour
Waterways, situated in the western district of New
P....... Providence. Located on this property is a single family
residence comprising of approximately 2,482 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space consisting of 3-bedrooms with
-- closets, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living, dining, family &
--.- .. '- ; .,' utility rooms with office (loft), the residence is also
' equipped with 2-car garage with electronic doors the land
is on a grade and level; the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during heavy rainy periods.
Appraisal: $427,726.80
take coral harbour road from the round about, head straight toward the canal, take about the 3rd right,,hopkins
drive. the subject property will be the 1st house on the right side painted all white.

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


S.. All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
S9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in
S' the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
S .' Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet
"~~~" .... '" Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the
'" "islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This
p,-.- .r..site encompasses a two storey building which is
appro ,mately 1.4 yrs old and is aDandoned. There ,_ a wood.-er-n landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the
upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining
room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a
water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores:

Lot No. 3 Yamacraw, Beach Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being
lot no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of.New Providence Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex
building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-
..... "....bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments unit and one
unit being used as a barber and beauty salon, the land
S1 is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
'' sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
Z- during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
Appraisal: $313,016.00
Traveling south on Fox Hill Road,. go pass Yamacraw
Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted
white trimmed brown.
Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town .
Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 51
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51,
... .... '" of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated
in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on
.;'" .'- the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately
20yr old duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641
S sq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, 1-
. bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an approximately
9yr old one bedroom apartment building comprising of 382 sq.
ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. the land is on a grade
--' -. -.... .- and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the
year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete
parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides
and back. .
Appraisal: $202,225.40
Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky's Service Station [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.

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

All that piece parcel or lot of land containing 42,616 sq. ft. and being Lot # 90-D on a survey plan situated in the settlement of Lower Bogue on the island of Eleuthera,
this site encompasses a commercial building consisting of a restaurant and disco that is approximately 13 yrs old, with a total sq. ft. of approximately 4,852.12, which
includes male & female rest rooms, stage area, 2-dressing rooms, dining room, commercial kitchen and storage improvements also includes a 660.4 sq, ft, front veranda,
752 sq, ft, concrete walk-ways, and 192 sq, ft, back porch. This building is central air-conditioned.
Appraisal: $490,671.00
This property is situated on the western side of the main Eleuthera Highway & approximately 2,219 ft. northerly of Four-For-Nothing Road, in the settlement of Lower
Bogue North Eleuthera. All utilities and services available.

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

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

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

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

All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., andbeing Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham's
Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 38 and running thereon for a distance of (90)
ft; on the East by Lot No. 11 B and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20' wide road reservation
and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown
with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and
is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area
is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00

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

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'7---,-- *.lfl^m WINTON MEADOWS (Lot No. 382)
"- All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said
subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, .Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family
., residence with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front porch-198 sq. ft.,
*" back patio-380. The building is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive
of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs.
Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality of construction:
I Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently
Elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept, with
improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard
is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings, and metal gates at the front and back.
APPRAISAL: $365,000.00

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

,;-. . "'.. -. '-... ...-. '.. Lot Located Stella Maris, Long Island

S. All that lot of land having an area of 30,000 sq ft, more or less, having a 150 ft of road frontage & running back 200 ft at its most is located within the
g Stella Maris Subdivision in North Long Island one of the Island of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Located on this property is a 6yr old split level
Nmad, i residence consiting of approximately 3,058 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 2-bedrooms, 2-bathroms, living, dining & tv rooms, kitchen & breakfast
S, ,t,''' -., room, also a garage which serves as a laundry room. There is also attached to the home a 10,000 gallon rain water holding tank & 1,202 sq ft of tiled

All that lot of land having an area of : ".. : .' .i i.sd^ All th i n being Lot o "
.... s .lt2 / fte *'' .... .. -W .es. .... All that lot of land being Lot No. 9,
..... ;r.^l 5000 sq ft, being lot 2525/6 of the ... in the subdivision known as Workers
-- subdivision known as Sir Lynden in the subdivision known as Workers
Finding Estates, thesaid subdivision Bank Subdivision situated in the
in the southeasternland is on a grade and level; however the site appearsdistrict western district of New Providence,
of New Providence Bahamas. This Bahamas. Having an area of

ate single possibility of flooding during single storey single family residence
rince consisting of comprising of approximately 1,220

4- .enclosed living space, with. 3- 1 sq., ft of enclosed living space and
bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining consisting of 3-bedrooms with closets,
room, kitchen and utility room. the bathrooms, living, dining and
land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the kitchen, ventilation is provided by ceiling fans.
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. the grounds are fairly kept, with improvements
including a walkway. The yard is .enclosed with chain linked fencing. Appraisal: $176,494.50

Appraisal: $155,694.40 Travelling west on Harrold Road pass the round about of Sir Milo Butler Highway & take the 1st comer
Traveling through Pinewood Gardens from East Street. go to the roundabout. heading north from the left between The-Testing & Valuation building & The Workers Laundrymat, travel over the hill & the
roundabout, take the 2nd comer right heading east toward Sir Lynden Pindling Estates. After passing the subject property will be located on the right side of the street painted all white.
convenience store, take the 1st comer right and head toward the Charles Saunders Highway, the property
is the 5th house on the left.

LOT NO. 359, (LOT NO. 62, LOWER
SAll that piece parcel or lot of land and
All that lot of land being Lot No. n improvements, in the settlement of Lower
S359, in the subdivision known as Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62,
Elizabeth states situated in the comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this
.. ---eastern district of New Providence, site encompasses a 12 year old single
;-.i' : t Bahamas & having an area of- .. s tourney home comprising of bedrooms,
Approximately 5,000 sq. ft. located" ._- I.. i ooms, front room, dining, breakfast
V on the subject property is a 22 year room kitchen and laundry room, with
old single family residence .. total living area of approximately
: '. -. .,--. .-.'. -. comprising of approximately 871 .:. 2,342.06. Property also includes a double
sq, ft of enclosed living space car garage, and front entrance with a total
consisting of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen & laundry room. The land is flat but sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This
appears to be sufficiently elevated to withstand the annual rain fall. The property is landscaped & contains home is approximately 85% completed.
low shrubs, flowering & fruit trees The property is well landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.
Appraisal: $123,425.00 Appraisal: $229,426.00
Travelling east on Prince Charles Drive, turn through the main entrance into Elizabeth Estates .
Commonwealth Blvd, travel all the way to Thelma Gibson Primary School & turn right St. Vincent This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.
Ave. the subject property will be located on the next comer on the right side of Jamaica Ave & St. Vincent
Avenue painted all white.

BLACKWOOD, ABACO Parcel of Land Dunmore Town,
Harbour Island
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best
use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 10,070 sq ft, situated at Dunmore Town on Harbour
community. The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains Island, Eleuthera, one of the Islands of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. This site encompasses a
largely in its original state. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad structure that is up to belt-course. The floor is not poured & is overgrown with bushes. The columns
strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding are poured & the plumbing roughing is in place. This site is approximately 20% complete with a total
danger under normal conditions. square footage of 2,000 sq ft.
APPRAISAL: $219,354.40 Appraisal: $134,630.00
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. This property is located in Dunmore Town, Harbour Island. This area is equipped with all utilities &
The property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres. services available.

All that lot of vacant land having an area of 16,000 sq ft, of the subdivision known and designated as Millars Heights,
the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zonned multi
family / single family. The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
APPRAISAL: $355,000.00
Travelling west on Carmichael Road after passing Bamboo Shack and East Ave, make a left turn onto West Ave. The
subject property will be on the left handside of the street enclosed with chain link fencing just before Wimpole Street

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

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

Lot No. 1010 # 1011, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot # 1010 & 1011, of the subdivision known as
Pinewood Garden, situate in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject
property is a foundation of a proposed structure, the land is on a grade & level; however the site appears
sufficiently elevated to disallow flooding during heavy rainy periods.
Appraisal: $140,000.00
Travelling from East Street south, take Sappodilla Blvd then turn onto Pigeon Plum St heading south, the
subject property is located on the comer of Pigeon Plum & Cordia Street

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

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

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

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Appraisal: $930,000.00

All that lot of land having an area
of 30000 square feet, being lot
Number 17 of the subdivision
..'. known as Westridge Estates
Addition. Situate in the Western
i ":"" District on the island of New
Located on the subject property is
a newly con-structed single storey
kr* structure comprising 6,000 feet of
living space with a three. Car
The building is 75% completed and

comprises five bedrooms, four and a half baths study, living/dining, family room,
kitchen, laundry and generator room.
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take the first
corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be about the seventh on the right
hand side of the road.

Lot #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY Appraisal $591,955.00
A mulitfamily lot of 12,225 square feet comprising three structures. One
complete unit at the, front comprising 1638 and a porch of 200 square feet of
living space. A middle structure (town house) of 1626 square feet of living
space that's 80% complete and the third building at the rear of the property up
to belt course comprising 1627 square feet. 'Each building has two bedrooms,
one bathroom, living and dining areas and
kitchen. I

Directions: Travelling West on Carmichael Road, turn onto
Bacardi Road. Travel South past Millar's Pond just before
reaching Bacardi. Turn Right onto paved road after
passing the pond. Subject is located on the Right side of
the road.


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Appraisal: $171,000.00

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

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

Lot 1 Block 2
VENICE BAY SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $191,000.00
Located on the subject property of
-.._ 10,066 square feet, is ar
.- incomplete duplex apartment
S. .. complex (up. to Belt Course) of
approximately 2,200 square feet o01
S ,.'--. enclosed living space. The space

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consist of (unit 1) two bedrooms,
two bathrooms, living, dining,
kitchen. Unit two consist of two
bedrooms, one bathroom, living,
dining and kitchen


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

Located on this 4,200 square

feet single/multi

Appraisal: $136,000.00


The subject property is developed I1 '_'-__
with a duplex building consisting r .
ofapproximately 1,512 square feet i :.
of living space, inclusive of ftwo .. ".
biedroorhs, living 'and"diriing areas, i4 .
kitchen a'hd bathroom. Ventilatioh n .[ .
in bedrooms is by Wall aircondition .
units. -. -- ^ --' '
Directions: Traveling West on Carmichael take the corner North of Golden Gates
Assembly immediately before Texico Station.. Follow the bend. Subject property is
shortly after passing bend. Painted Green trimmed blue.

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Appraisal: $189,000.00
All that lot of land having an area of
5,100 square feet (50x101) being lot 54
of the subdivision known as Emerald
Ridge, situate in the Southern District
of New Providence. The property is
elevated and on a level grade and
zoned as single/multi family residential.
Located on the subject property is a 25-
30 year old duplex apartment
consisting of approximately 1,325
square feet of enclosed living space.
Each apartment comprises two
bedrooms, one bathroom, dining room,
living room and kitchen.

Directions: From Soldier Road opposite Nassau Christie Academy, take corner all the way
towards Red Land Acres. Subject is located on the left going over the hill, painted white
trimmed light blue.


Appraisal: $335,000.00

Located on this 6,000 square feet
M- <,mmmn property is a split level single family
.< dwelling comprising four bedrooms,
r r' two and a half bathrooms, living and
dining rooms, kitchen and TV room.
4 B Attached to the main house is two
one bedroom apartments.
Directions: Take Carmichael Road heading west, turn corner opposite BFM, Church, Cedar
Way, then take first corner on the right, Tangerine Street. Subject will be about the second on
the right hand side of the road.


Appraisal: $185,000.00

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

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

property is a 20-year-old
building of T-111 wood with
concrete floor, consisting
approxi-mately 2,196 square
feet of enclosed. space. The


structure was formerly used as -..
a retail store and storage* .
Directions: From Golden Gates---
Shopping Centre, Baillou Hill Road.
Take the third corner on the Right after passing Farmer's Market. Take the
second Right then First right (Sun Close) subject is the fourth property on
the Right white trimmed black.

ALICE TOWN, HATCHET BAY Appraisal: $101,023.00

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


Lots 17663, 17664, 17665

Appraisal: $477,880.00

The subject property is being
developed with a single family
split level residence of CBS, ,. -
construction with 1956 square ,
feet of living space. The top
floor comprises 1496 square '-- %,
feet and the lower floor .
comprises 460 square feet. All x;. ,
plumbing and electrical rough .-..- '"-
work has been completed. The block work is completed on
bottom floor with a portion of the upper floor completed.


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

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

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000.00

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


Appraisal: $116,190.00

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

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $140,000.00
The subject lot is
.- J approximately 12,322 square
feet. Situated on this
property is a single story
single family dwelling of
2,800 square feet of living
._-__. i...',-~.- space. This includes a small
front porch, a large foyer, a
sunken living room with
S,- fireplace and chimney, a
dining area, a full service
kitchen, a family room with
adjoining laundry and
storage room. A hallway with linen closets, a hallway bathroom. Three
auxiliary bedrooms with closets and a master bedroom with walk-in
closet and private bathroom.

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

Appraisal: $219,614.00

uf-rum: 7

Lot 300, Haddock Street, Section 2
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $163,000.00
The property is multifamily
zoned, contains 11,000 square
feet and is well landscaped with |
fruit trees.
Living accommodations include a -
master suite and private
bathroom, two auxiliary
bedrooms with closets, a
hallway bath, laundry room and Z.L..-
enclosed patio. Included in the
structure is a front porch,
entrance foyer, living and dining rooms and a full service kitchen. Total
area of living space is 1,502 square feet.

Lot 12 Block 13 Unit 2

Appraisal: $254,355.00

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

Lot 14,

Block 11

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

Lot 12B, Block LN, Unit 2
BAHAMIA NORTH, FREEPORT Appraisal: $54,000.00
The property is located on Cadwallader ,Drive and has an area of
approximately 24,001.56 square feet. It is multi-family zoned.

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


EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $673,075.00

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developed with an area of 20,000 square feet. Situated thereon is
a residence comprised of 3,645 square feet of living
accommodations, inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with laundry
and utility spaces and a two bedroom one bath guest cottage of
600 square feet. The property is fenced with white picket'fencing
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(Company number 101,589B)

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

We, Pine Limited, Liquidator of LASER INVESTMENTS LIMIT-
ED hererby certif) that the winding up and dissolution of LASSER.
INVESTMENTS LIMITED has been completed in accordance with
the Articles of Dissolution and that LASER INVESTMENTS LIM-
ITED has been dissolved as of 3rd day of September. 2008.

Dated this 16th day of September, 2008

Pine Limited

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AP Business Writers
Another day, but not just
- -another-bailout.- This one's a
stunning government takeover.
In the most far-reaching
intervention into the private
sector ever for the Federal
Reserve, the government
stepped in Tuesday to rescue
American International Group
Inc. with an $85 billion injec-
tion of taxpayer money. Under
the deal, the government will
get a 79.9 per cent stake in one
of the world's largest insurers
and the right to remove senior

AIG's chief executive,
Robert Willumstad, is expect-
ed to be replaced by Edward
Liddy, the former head of
insurer Allstate Corp., accord-
ing to The Wall Street Jour-
nal, citing a person it did not
name. Willumstad had been at
the helm of AIG since June.
A call to AIG to confirm the
executive change was not
immediately returned.
It was the second time this
month the feds put taxpayer
money on the hook to rescue a
private financial company, say-
ing its failure would further
disrupt markets and threaten
the already fragile economy.
AIG said it will repay the
money in full with proceeds
from the sales of some of its
assets. It will be up to the com-
pany to decide which assets to
sell and the timing. The gov-
ernment does, however, have
veto power.
Under the deal, the Federal
Reserve will provide a two-
year $85 billion emergency
loan at an interest rate of about
11.5 per cent to AIG, which
teetered on the edge of failure
because of stresses caused by
the collapse of the subprime
mortgage market and the cred-

(Company number 127,8418)

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

We, Pine Limited, Liquidator of LUCAN INVESTMENTS LIM-
ITED hererby certify that the winding up and dissolution of LUCAN
S..-"T^frf'" IMITED i): hbr'in completed in accordance with
tLc. i Ucles oi Dissolution and that LUCAN INVESTMENTS LIM-
ITED has been dissolved as of 3rd day of September. 2008.

Dated this 16th day of September, 2008

Pine Limited

it crunch that ensued. In
return, the government will get
a 79.9 per cent stake in AIG
and the right to remove senior
AIG shares sank $1.34, or
36 per cent, to $2.41 in morn-
ing trading Wednesday. They
traded as high as $70.13 in the
past year.
The government's move was
similar to its bailout of Sep-
tember 7 of mortgage giants
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,
where the Treasury Depart-
ment said it was prepared to
put up as much as $100 billion
over time in each of the com-
panies if needed to keep them
from going broke.
The Fed said it determined
that a disorderly failure of AIG
could hurt the already delicate
financial markets and the econ-
It also could "lead to sub-
stantially higher borrowing
costs, reduced household
wealth and materially weaker
economic performance," the
Fed said in a statement.
The decision to help AIG
marked a reversal for the gov-

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clients to determine needs and resolve issues, providing answers
and communication wherever necessary.

* Perform maintenance and records management on existing
portfolios and advise Corporate Credit Consultants-of-any issues.
* Perform constant follow up on high risk/impaired accounts and
institutes proper procedures regarding the collection of same.
* Assess financial position of high risk/impaired loans.
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experience and qualifications; Group Medical (includes dental
and vision) and life insurance; pension scheme.

Interested persons should apply no later than
September 26th, 2008 o...: .

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P.O. Box N3207
Nassau, Bahamas

ernment from the weekend,
when it refused to use taxpay-
er money to bail out Lehman
Brothers Holdings Inc.
Lehman, which filed for bank-
ruptcy protection Monday, col-
lapsed under the weight of
mounting losses related to its
real estate-holdings.
The White House said it
backed the Fed's decision
!These steps are taken in the
-interest of promoting stability
in financial markets and limit-
ing damage to the broader
economy," White House
spokesman Tony Fratto said.
After meeting with Treasury
Secretary Henry Paulson and
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke
in a late-night briefing on Capi-
tol Hill, Congressional leaders
said they understood the need
for the bailout.
"The administration is
approaching an unprecedented
. step, but unfortunately we are
living in unprecedented times.
Hearing of these plans, you
have to stop to ciftch your
breath. But upon reflection,
the alternatives are much
worse," said Senator Charles
Schumer, D-N.Y.
In a statement late Tuesday,
AIG's board of directors said
the loan will protect all AIG
policy holders, address con-
cerns of rating agencies and
buy the company time to sell
off assets.
"We expect that the pro-
ceeds of these sales will be suf-
ficient to repay the loan in full
and enable AIG's businesses
to continue as substantial par-
ticipants in their respective
markets," the statement said.
"In return for providing this
essential support, American
taxpayers will receive a sub-
stantial majority ownership
interest in AIG."
New York officials said the
deal helps stave off a fiscal cri-
sis for the state. AIG is based
in New York.
"Policy holders will be pro-
tected, jobs will be saved,"
New York Governor David
Paterson said Tuesday night.
In an interview on ABC's
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"Good Morning America"
program Wednesday, former
longtime AIG CEO Maurice
"Hank" Greenberg was asked
whether critics are being fair
who say the situation at AIG
and the financial markets gen-
erally happened because of
greed, bad business practices
and corruption.
"No, I think it's an unfair
appraisal," said Greenberg,
who was replaced as CEO
three years ago as part of an
accounting probe. "You know,
there are many things that
contributed to this unfortunate
episode. after I left the com-
pany, all the risk management
procedures that we had in
place were obviously disman-
tled. I can't explain that.
There's a new board of direc-
tors. One should be asking that
board of directors what they
did and why."
Greenberg said he has lost

"my entire net worth. Literal-
ly, my entire net worth...
"Worked 40 years building
the greatest insurance compa-
ny in history, one that every-
one in the World envied who
was in this industry. I'll get by,
but my heart goes out for the
thousands and thousands of
employees and their families
who shareholders and not only
in the united states but world-
wide. That is a tragedy," he
The Fed's move was part of
a concerted push to help calm
jittery markets and investors
around the world.
On Tuesday, the Fed decid-
ed to keep its key interest rate
steady at two per cent, but
acknowledged stresses in
financial markets have grown
and hinted it stood ready to
lower rates if needed.
The central bank also
.pumped $70 billion into the
nation's financial system to
help ease credit stresses. In

emergency sessions over the
weekend, the Fed expanded
its loan programmes to Wall
Street firms, part of an ongo-
ing effort to get credit flowing
more freely.
The stock market, which
Monday posted its largest
point loss session since the
September 11 attacks, recov-
ered Tuesday after the Fed's
decision on interest rates. The
Dow Jones industrials rose 141
points after losing 500 points
on Monday.
AIG's shares swung vio-
lently, though, as rumours of
potential deals involving the
government or private parties
emerged and were dashed. By
late Tuesday, its shares had
closed down 20 per cent and
another 45 per cent after
The problems at AIG
stemmed from its insurance of
mortgage-backed securities-
and other risky debt against
default. If AIG couldn't make

CFA Society of The Bahamas

CFA Society of The Bahamas

2008/2009 Officers & Directors
David Ramirez, CFA
Pictet Bank & Trust Ltd.
PO Box N-4837, Nassau Bahamas
Ph: (242) 302 2217
Fax: (242),327 66!0
Christopher Dorselt, CFA
Citigroup Coiporate & Investment Bank
PO Box N 815R. Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: 12''13628668
Fax:(242)302 8569
Email: Chdstopher.a.dorsettiicitigroaui cn
.Treasu 'r
Sonia Beneby, CFA
PO Box N 3016, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242)5025718
Fax: (242) 502 6944
Email: soniacurry(tbloombere.nef
Karen Pinder, CFA, CAIA
EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.
PO Box SS 6289, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242)502 5400
Fax: (242) 502 5428
Email: karen.pinderaefgbank.com
Programs & Public Relations
Jeremy Dyck, CFA
LOM Securities (Bahamas) Ltd.
PO Box LB 12762-525, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242)323 0032
Fax:(242)323-0084........ ......
Email: ieremy.dyck(diom.com
Velma Miller
Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Limited
PO Box N 4853, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242)3567764
Fax: (242) 326 3000
Email: velma.millertaroyalfidelitv.com
Warren Pustam, CFA, CGA
EverKey Global Partners
PO Box N7776-518, Nassau Bahamas
Ph: (242)3623093
Fax: (242) 362 6950
Email: warrena(everkeyglobal.com
Pamela Musgrove, CFA
Colina Financial Advisors, Ltd.
PO Box CB 12407, Nassau. Bahamas
Ph: (242)5027008
Fax: (242) 356 3677
Email: pmusro0veficfal.com
Past President
Kristina M. Fox, CFA
CIT Holdings Limited '
PO Box N 1328, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 363 1501
Fax: (242) 362 1502
Email: kfricit.co.uk


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



Wednesday September 24,2008

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

Location: Sheraton Cable Beach Resort
Arawak Room

Speaker: Lawrence S. Speidell, CFA
Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Frontier Market Asset Management, LLC
LaJoll0a, CA


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

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

Larry Speidell is founding partner and chief Investment officer of
Frontier Market Asset management, sponsor of the Frontier Market
Select Fund.
From 2003 to 2006 he was Executive Vice President at Laffer
Associates, an investment management and economic research
firm. Prior to joining Art Laffer, Larry was a Partner and Director of
Global Research and Management at Nicholas Applegate where he
launched the firm's emerging markets products and developed and
enhanced the firm's international and global quantitative
disciplines. Larry also spent eleven years as a Trustee at
Batterymarch Financial Management where he was a portfolio
manager for domestic and international strategies, was responsible
for one of the first equity funds in China and worked on the
development of a fund-for Russia. As Senior Vice President and
portfolio manager at Putnam Management Company from 1971 to
1983, Larry served as a member of that firm's Investment Policy
Larry is a past president of the Boston Securities Analysts Society
and a past director of the Investor Responsibility Research Center
in Washington, D.C. Prior to the investment business, he earned
his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University and his
M.B.A. from Harvard University, served as a submarine officer in
the U.S. Navy and was an auditor with Arthur Anderson & Co.

good on its promise to pay
back soured debt, investors
feared the consequences
would pose a greater threat to
the US financial system than
this week's collapse of the
investment bank Lehtman

The worries were height-
ened Monday after.Moody's
Investor Service, Standard and
Poor's and Fitch Ratings low-
ered AIG's credit ratings, forc-
ing AIG to seek more money
for collateral against its insur-
ance contracts. Without that

money, AIG would have
defaulted on its obligations
and the buyers of its insurance
- such as banks and other
financial companies would
have found themselves with-
out protection against losses
on the debt they hold.

Caribbean Bottling Co. (Bah.) Ltd

Is seeking candidates for the positions of

1. Production Supervisor

2. Bottle Blow Moulding Technician

3. Line Maintenance Technician

4. Senior Electrician

5. Refrigeration Technician

If you are interested in these positions and feel you have the necessary experience to perform
these jobs, please submit'your resume by applying in writing;by hand delivery or mail to:

Human Resource Manager "
Caribbean Bottling Co. (Bah.) Ltd
P.O.Box N-I1123 '
Nassau, Bahamas .

Or by e-mail to:
Jfountain-moss @cbcbahamas.com on or before Friday October 3rd, 2008
.. .

Investment Manager

Candidates for this vacancy should possess the following qualifications:
University degree (preferably in Busifness and/or Economics)
CFA designation (or candidacy), certifications in the areas of Financial.
Planning and/or portfolio management
Minimum 5 years investment industry experience.
Portfolio management experience (5 years +)
PC Literate and experience using industry standard software
Specialized knowledge in sales, investment policy statements and general
knowledge in tax legislation, financial planning,- estate and trust.
Fluency in English and French (language skills in spanish would be an asset
but are,not required)

Responsibilities Include:
Retention and growth of the private client discretionary investment.
management business .
Assisting high net worth clients in establishing their investment objectives and
tolerance for risk
Development and implementation of customized portfolio strategies
Provide counsel to clients on the firm's investment policies and strategies and
communicate portfolio performance
Oversight of performance investment reviews to ensure a suitable/appropriate
asset allocation is in place and opine on investment performance where
Overall sales and relationship management.

RBC Wealth Management services high net worth clients in over 150 countries
around the world. Royal Bank of Canada Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited
plays a central role in the international wealth management i-etvwork.

This position offers opportunities for career and professional development. We
offer an attractive compensation package, which includes incentive bonuses and
a comprehensive health & benefits plan.

Applicants should apply by
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 to:

Shelly Mackey
RBC Wealth Management (Bahamas) Limited
P.O. Box N-3024
Blake Road & West Bay Street,
Nassau, Bahamas
Email: Shelly.Mackey@rbc.com

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. We will only respond

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is no longer employed with Sunshine

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European markets

fall for third day

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

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

Ships Captain

needed for

Family Island Operation

Minimum qualifications:

1) 200 GRT class A License

(Port Authority Nassau)

2) Minimum of 5 years experience,

while holding 200 GRT License

3) STCW-95 certification.

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Japanese and Russian central
banks continued to pump more
liquidity into financial systems
in an effort to keep' lending
between banks flowing, while
the Europeani Central Bank
and the Bank of England held
off on more short-term lend-
The Fed also pumped $70
billion into the US financial
system in the past few days to
help ease credit stresses.
In Frankfurt, insurer Allianz
SE was up nearly 2.6 per cent
after it also suffered losses ear-
lier in the week on the
prospects that it could profit
from some of AIG's woes in
the US, either by snapping up
business or eventually parts of
the company.
Barclays Capital bank was
11.5 per cent higher on news
Wednesday that it would buy
Lehman Brothers' North
American investment banking
and capital markets operations.
"The proposed acquisition
of Lehman Brothers North
American investment banking
and capital market operations
accelerates the execution of
our strategy of diversification
by geography and business in
pursuit of profitable growth on
behalf of our shareholders, in
particular increasing the per-
centage of Barclays earnings
sourced in North America,"
Barclays Chief Executive John
Varley said.
Asian stocks turned in a
mixed performance Wednes-
day, giving up early gains.
Japan's Nikkei 225 average
added 1.2 per cent to 11,749.79
after sinking nearly five per

cent the day before to its low-
"est finish in more than three
years. South Korea's Kospi
climbed 2.7 per cent and Tai-
wan's benchmark rose 0.8 per
But Hong Kong's blue-chip
Hang Seng Index dropped 3.6
per cent to 17,637.19, dragged
by Chinese banks to its worst
close since October 26. China's
Shanghai benchmark fell 2.9
per cent, while Australia's
S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.6 per
There were lingering fears
across the region of more trou-
ble ahead should bank stocks
sink further and credit losses
continue to pile up.
"AIG helped stabilize the
market earlier, but there could
be more turmoil. You don't
know who's next to go," said
Francis Lun, general manager
of Fulbright Securities Ltd. in
Hong Kong.
Oil prices rose somewhat
Wednesday but were still
markedly lower, on the
prospects of less future
demand and less than expected
damage from Hurricane Ike,
which was still affecting parts
of the US midwest Wednes-
day. Light, sweet crude for
October delivery rose $1.45 to
$92.60 a barrel in early trading
on the New York Mercantile
Exchange. The euro was down
to $1.4126 in late European
trading Wednesday from the
$1.4156 it bought in New York
late Tuesday. The British
pound climbed to $1.7889 from
$1:7864, while the dollar fell to
104.65 Japanese yen from
105.82 yen.

NOTICE is hereby given that ROSELOURDES PIERRE
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registrationinaturalization 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 18TH day of SEPTEMBER
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that GABRIEL PIERRE of #79
St. Charles Vincent Street, P.O. Box N-1979, Nassau,
Bahamas is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from
the 11TH day of SEPTEMBER 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-
7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Nassau Airport
Development Company




The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is seeking
candidates for the role of Manager, People. The successful
candidate will be responsible for all aspects of human resource
management at NAD, including employee compensation,
payroll and benefits, training, labour relations, health and safety,
communications, social activities and community involvement.
This position reports to the Vice President, Finance and Chief
Financial Officer and wil involve daily interaction with NAD
staff, senior management, and executives.

The ideal candidate will have a post secondary education in a
field consistent with human resource management, and will be
able to work independently to manage inultiple priorities and
stakeholders in a fast paced work environment. At least five
years experience in a similar position is preferred.

This position offers competitive compensation and benefits,
consistent with experience and qualifications.

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The Securities Commission of The Bahamas, a statutory agency
responsible for the oversight, supervision and regulation of the Investment
Funds, Securities and Capital Markets in or from The Bahamas, as well
as the supervision of Financial and Corporate Service Providers, invites
applications from qualified Bahamians for the following position:


* Ensuring that participants in the industry are in compliance with
provisions under the legislation
* Overseeing the litigation matters of the Commission

Qualifications and Experience:
" Called to the Bahamas Bar at least 3 years
* Court / litigation experience

* Excellent oral and written communication skills -
* Excellent legal research skills
* Excellent analytical skills
* Proficient in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, particularly

A competitive salary and benefits are being offered. To apply, please
write attaching a resume to:

P. O. BOX N-8347
Fax: 356-7530
E-Mail: Info@scb.gov.bs
Applications should be submitted.no later than September 30,2008


AP Business Writer

(AP) European markets
showed some optimism briefly
Wednesday, then fell lower for
a third day after the US Fed-
eral Reserve bailed out strick-
en insurer AIG amid fresh
injections of cash by major cen-
tral banks.
Russia's primary stock
indexes, MICEX and RTS,
continued to plummet, with
banking stocks leading the way,
prompting regulators to halt
trading at midday. As of 5pm
(1300 GMT), trading had still
not resumed.
On Germany's blue chip
DAX 30 there were more
losers than gainers but at the
end of the trading day, it was
down 1.7 per cent. In Paris, the
CAC 40 was down 2.1 per cent
with shares of Alcatel-Lucent
down 8.5 per cent and steel-
maker ArcelorMittal down 8.1
per cent.
The London FTSE 100,
which had managed to climb
one per cent, ended up falling
5.4 per cent, with Lloyds TSB
bank up more than 17 per cent
on reports that it was in merg-
er talks with HBOS mortgage
Declines were also seen on
exchanges in Madrid, where
the SMSI slid 2.5 per cent and
in Stockholm, where stocks
dropped 3.4 per cent.
In New York, Wall Street

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AP Economics Writer
The Federal Reserve did not
lower interest rates despite all
the financial market upheavals
in recent days, but that doesn't
mean the central bank won't
cut rates in coming weeks.
Many economists believe
Federal Reserve Chairman
Ben Bernanke and his col-
leagues decided to save their
remaining ammunition, given
that their key lending rate is
already at a low two per cent,
so that they will have room to
make cuts later this year if
markets remain turbulent.
In a statement explaining its
decision not to move rates, the
central bank did acknowledge
the stomach-churning turmoil
investors have seen since this
In a Wall Street restructur-
ing the likes of which have not
been seen since the Great
Depression, Lehman Brothers,
the nation's fourth largest
investment bank, was forced
to declare bankruptcy, bro-
kerage giant Merrill Lynch was
forced into a sale to Bank of
America and the nation's
largest insurance company,
American International
Group;was provided Tuesday
night with an $85 billion loan
from the Fed so that it could
keep operating.
The Fed recognized this tur-
moil by declaring that "strains
in financial markets have
increased significantly."
But the central bank stopped'
short of cutting the funds rate
further, which many investors
on Wall Street had hoped to
see as a confidence-building
measure. Fed officials did not
even signal that their next like-
ly rate move would be to cut
Instead, the Fed declared
that the "downside risks to
growth and the upside risks to
inflation are both of significant


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IN THIS July 16, 2008 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke testifies before House Financial Services Committee hearing

on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Still, that phrase at least
moved the Fed away from tilt-
ing toward an increase.in inter-
est rates, which is where it
seemed to be headed with its
.' next move. 'Now, economists
said, the central bank has at
least prepared the way for fur-
ther rate cuts, with many ana-
lysts saying they are looking
for two small quarter-point
moves before the end of the
Analysts said they believe
the economy will very likely
not be able to avoid an out-

(AP Photo: Susan Walsh)

right recession given the latest
financial shocks, which are
expected to depress consumer
spending even more. It was
already weak in light of a rising
unemployment rate, which in
August hit a five-year high of
6.1 per cent.
In addition, analysts said the
Fed will be able to move to cut
rates further because inflation,
which had been seen as a
threat when oil prices were
surging, has begun to recede
now that oil has fallen from an
all-time high of $147 per barrel
down to below $100 per barrel.
The government reported
Tuesday that a big drop in
energy costs helped push con-
sumer prices down by 0.1 per
cent in August, the first month-
ly decline in almost two years.
"The odds are rising that the
Fed will cut rates before the
year is out. The economy is
going to weaken further, infla-
tion will moderate measurably
and the financial markets will
remain unsettled," said Mark
Zandi, chief economist at
Moody's Economy.com.
Zandi said he is looking for
the funds rate, which has not
been changed since the Fed
pushed it to two per cent in
April, will be at 1.5 per cent
by the end of this year.
Zandi said if financial mar-
kets remain unsettled, the first
rate cut could occur before the
Fed's next meeting on Octo-
ber 28-29.
David Jones, chief econo-
mist at DMJ Advisors in Den-
ver, said he is also looking for
two quarter-point moves
before the end of the year.
Jones said he was not sur-
prised that the Fed did not tut
rates this week, given that it
was only a short time ago that
Fed officials were signaling
that their next move would be
a rate increase. But he said the
central bank should have
revamped its statement to
show that the balance of risks
has now clearly shifted away
from inflation to the threat of a
Wall Street, which initially
sagged on the Fed's announce-
ment that rates would be
unchanged, closed the day with
a rally that was bolstered not
by the Fed's rate decision but
by reports that the central
bank was about to provide a
major cash-infusion for AIG.
Fed officials later announced
they would supply an $85 bil-
lion loan to rescue the huge
The Dow Jones industrial
average rose by 141.51 points
on Tuesday, one day after hav-
ing fallen by 504 points as
investors pushed down stocks
by the largest amount since
right after the September 11,
2001 terrorist attacks.

Fed's no-change

decision could be

followed by cuts

and imprisonment; and the court shall upon conviction of an
offender, in addition to any other penalty imposed, order the
offender to pay to the Treasurer a sum equivalent to twice the
amount of the tax which would have been payable but for the
exemption had the disclosure been made;

(3) No limitation as to the time within which proceedings may be
brought for the prosecution of a summary offense shall apply
to proceedings under subsection (2)."


GN 740


FOR THE YEAR 2008/2009

1. Uniform Shirts White (Long Sleeves)
2. Male Trousers Black
3. Female Pants Black
4. Female Skirts Black
5. Female Vests Black
6. Neckties Black
7., Socks Black
8. Male Shoes Black
9. Female Shoes Black
10. Work Pants Navy
11. Work Shirts Navy

Tenders should be addressed to:

Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance.
Sir Cecil Wallace- Whitfield Building
Cable Beach
Nassau, The Bahamas

Sealed envelopes are to be clearly marked
"Tenders for Customs Uniforms" and should
be submitted by Friday, 19th September 2008.

Specification of the quantity and quality for
uniforms may be collected at Custom House,
Thompson Boulevard, Monday through Friday
between the hours of 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
All rights are reserved to reject any or all tenders.

Financial Secretary (Actg)



Ministry of Finance

TAX ACT, 1969

Pursuant to Section 7(2) of the Real Property Tax Act, 1969, as amended, the Chief
Valuation Officer hereby gives notice:-

(a) that copies of the assessment list are available as required by
subsection (4) of Section 7 of the Real Property Tax Act, 1969
(hereinafter in this notice referred to as the Act) and may be
inspected at the Valuation Office or the Treasury, on or after
15" October, 2008.

(b) that a Notice of Assessment addressed to each owner of
property liable to tax under the Act is available at the Valuation
Office, located at Frederick House, Frederick Street and may
be collected therefrom by or on behalf of the owner of such
property during normal working hours;

(c) that pursuant to subsection (3) of Section 7 of the Act, upon the
expiration of five (5) days after the publication of this notice, a
Notice of Assessment shall be deemed to have been served on
every owner of property liable to tax under the Act;,

(d) that without prejudice to the provision of subsection (3) of
Section 7 of the Act, the Chief Valuation Officer may at any
time after the publication in the Gazette of this notice send by
post, a Notice of Assessment addressed to any owner of
property liable to tax under the Act;

(e) That pursuant to Section 9(1) any person aggrieved by a notice
of assessment deemed to have been served under this Act may
object thereto by serving on Chief Valuation Officer within
thirty days after the date on which the notice of assessment is
deemed to have been served, a notice in writing of such
objection stating the grounds upon which he relies.

(f) that pursuant to Section 16 of the Act (but subject to
provisions of Section 10 (3)* of the Act) the tax in respect of
property will be due and payable by the owners of property not
later than sixty days after the 'date on which notice of
assessment is deemed to have been served. Accordingly, it is
the duty of each taxpayer to ensure that he receives a Notice of
(g) .that the exemption has been allowed for 2008 on those
properties which have been declared as owner-occupied
residencies., and have satisfied the conditions- under Section
3(ii) of the Real Property Tax (amendment) Act 2002.
However, the owners are by law, required to disclose to the
Chief Valuation Officer any changavin the circumstances of
occupation which does not entitle the property for the
exemption allowed. *(Section 40 is reproduced below);

(h) that pursuant to Section 7 (3) of the Act, persons receiving a
Notice of Assessment and Demand Note for the first time
-should therefore examine the columns marked "Tax payable for
the year"and "Tax for period to ___ ", as
it would indicate the amount due for current and prior years.

(i) that if you are a Bahamian citizen/company and own improved
property situate in new Providence or a non-Bahamian
citizen/company (less than 60 percent of shares beneficially
owned by citizens of The Bahamas) and own property situate
in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and have never
received a Notice of Assessment and Demand Note, you are
required by Section (8) of the Act to make a declaration of
your property not later than 31t December, 2008 Declaration
forms for this purpose are available at the Valuation Section
and should be returned accompanied by documentary proof of
Bahamian citizenship and in the case of a Bahamian Company,
a copy of the Company's latest annual statement of return.

* Section 10 (3) is as follows:-

"The Chief Valuation Officer shall dismiss any such objection unless
the whole of the tax payable uAder the Notice of Assessment shall
have been deposited with him or for good cause, the Chief Valuation
Officer determines' that the objector shall be relieved of the
requirements of this subsection in whole or in part and is satisfied that
the objector has complied with any such determination which gives
partial relief only."

Section 40 is as follows:-

(1) Any owner who is granted an exemption under the provisions
of Section 39(1)(f), by reason of the property qualifying as
owner-occupied property, shall where he is aware of any
circumstances or facts which do not entitle the property to the
exemption disclose to the Chief Valuation Officer those
circumstances or facts;
(2) Any owner who knowingly fails to comply with the
requirements of subsection (1) is guilty of an offense and liable
on summary conviction to a fine of one thousand dollars or to
imprisonment for a term of three months or to both such fine





Baat0 0oer


THREE Bahamian real
estate brokers at ERA
Dupuch Real Estate have
become the first outside the
US to qualify for the fran-
chise's highest certification in
its luxury real estate division,
the ERA International Col-
"This has been an incredi-
ble year for us," said Peter
Dupuch, founder of the firm.
Earlier this year, ERA
Dupuch brokers walked away
with Beyond Excellence
Awards, joining the ranks of
the top 10 per cent in the real
estate industry.
Mr Dupuch added: "No%% to
be the first agency in the entire
world outside America to
make the grade for the Inter-
national Collection designa-

tion and not just one broker.
but three from the same firm.
We are really proud and hon-
oured, but it is also a testa-
ment to the value of property
in the Bahamas."
Qualifying for the Interna-
tional Collection were Mr
Dupuch, a 20-year industry
veteran who speaks four lan-
guages, a graduate of McGill
University in Canada, and
commercial pilot who is as
likely to fly associates as clients
around the islands to famil-
iarise them with listings; Ken
Chaplin, who came to the real
estate industry after a strong
career in high-end retail; and
Kyla Ralston, whose earlier
experience in interiors pre-
pared her for luxury market-

'The fnternajional Collec-
tion is the creme de la creme
of properties around the
world, and when a broker
qualifies, his or her listings are
marketed on.a whole different
level, whether it is the Sunday
New York Times or the Robb
Report Luxury Collection,"
explained Mr Dupuch.
"Listings also go on a sepa-
rate International Collection
website and on
eracaribbean.com. Emphasis
is on knowing the market thor-
oughly and providing a per-
sonal touch with service that
goes beyond anything you
have ever done before.
"It could be a detail as small
as, adding throw pillows and
orchids to an austere setting, or
as large as rumours of a com-

TOP SELLERS Brokers Ken Chaplin (left), Kyla Ralston (centre) and the firm's founder, Peter Dupuch,
recently became the first brokers outside the US to qualify for the highest certification in the global fran-
chise's luxury property division. Chaplin, Ralston and Dupuch are pictured on the bridge to Paradise Island,
where property sales have helped make this the best year in the firm's history.

ing change, for better or worse,
in the area, but there is no
room for error.
"You have to deliver a flaw-
less experience. Although Col-
lection listings can start at
$800,000, there are also those
like a $19.5 million, 7-bed-
room, 9-bath, estate in New
Jersey with music studio, five
car garage, racquetball court,
bowling alley and indoor pool.
And then there are the amaz-

ing properties of Ocean Club
Estates right on Paradise
Island, where we have a list-
ing now in. the Collection for
,$5.2 million.
"In lifestyle and quality, they
can compete with many of the
finest properties of the world.
And we-have listings in Abaco
and Nassau that qualify.."
Mr Dupuch founded the
firm in 1993, joining the ERA
Real Estate network in 2001

(Photo by Tim Aylen for DP&A)

with more than 38,000 brokers
worldwide and some 3,000
offices in the US, Europe and
the Caribbean.
Last year, ERA Real Estate
won the prestigious J.D. Pow-
er and Associates Award for
Highest Overall Satisfaction
for Repeat Home Sellers
Among National Full-Service
Real Estate Firms.
This year, its new website
has won numerous awards.

Housing construction plummets 6.2 per cent in August

AP Economics Writer

struction of new homes and apart-
ments fell to the lowest level in 17::
years last month, showing the country
is still gripped by a severe housing
downturn that has triggered billions of
dollars of losses and is reshaping the
structure of US finance.
The Commerce Department
reported Wednesday that housing
construction dropped .,a surprise 6.2
per cent last month to a seasonally
adjusted annual rate of 895,000 units.
That's the slowest building pace since
January 1991, another period when

housing was going through a painful
The decline is larger than the 1.6
per cent drop analysts expected and
showed weakness in all the country
except the West.
The data was bound to shake Wall
Street, already rattled by a crisis in
the financial system. Stock futures
pointed to a lower opening.
The housing downturn has
depressed overall economic activity
and pushed the country close to a
recession. Thousands of construction
jobs have been lost, contributing to an
economic slowdown that has pushed
the overall unemployment rate to a
five-year high of 6.1 per cent in

There have been steep declines in
home prices in much of the country.
This has helped trigger record levels
of mortgage defaults, dumping more
homes on an already glutted market
and further depressing prices. The
billions of dollars of losses on mort-
gage investments have sent shock-
waves through the country's financial
sector, triggering the biggest restruc-
turing on Wall Street since the Great


In the past 10 days, the government
has seized control of the country's

two biggest mortgage finance com-
panies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,
and late Tuesday announced it was
providing an $85 billion emergency
loan to. the country's largest insur-
ance company, American Interna-
tional Group Inc. (See full story on
pages 14 & 15B) All three titans were
brought low by soaring losses on
mortgage investments.
For August, the 6.2 per cent drop in
housing construction reflected a 1.9
per cent decline in single-family con-
struction which fell to an annual rate
of 630,000 units.
Construction of multi-family units
fell by 15.1 per cent to an annual rate
of 265,000 units.

Building activity was down in all
parts of the country outside of the
West. Construction fell by 14.5 per
cent in the Northeast and was down,
13.6 per cent in the Midwest and 7.4
per cent in the South.
All the declines left construction
activity 33.1 per cent below the level
of a year ago. Analysts believe that
construction will continue falling for
many more months as builders strug-
gle to reduce the backlog of unsold
new homes in a market that continues
to slump.
. Building permits, considered a good
indicator of future activity, dropped
8.9 per cent in August to an annual
.rate of 854,000 units.

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to the Board of the

Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions

Mrs. Cheryl Bowe-
Moss, President of the
Board of Bahamas Co-
Operative League Lim-
ited was elected to the
Board of Directors of
the Caribbean Confed-
eration of Credit Unions
at the Confederation's
Annual General Meet-
ing. Mrs. Bowe-Moss
will serve as Secretary
of The Board for the pe-

Cheryl Bowe-Moss

riod 2008 2009.
Under the theme "One Unified Co-
operative Sector for Competitive Advan-
tage, the Caribbean Confederation of
Credit Unions hosted its Annual Confer-
ence and General Meeting in Ocho Rios,
Jamaica. The four-day event was officially
opened by the Prime Minister of Jamaica,
the Honorable Bruce Golding.
The mission of the Caribbean
Confederation of Credit Unions is to

included the

strengthen, unite and
promote sustainable de-
velopment for coopera-
tives in the Caribbean
as a vehicle for socljeco-
nomic development.
Fifty-seven rep-
resentatives from the
Bahamian Credit Union
movement attended the
Conference and Annual
General Meeting. The
Bahamian delegation
Director of Co-operative

Development, Mr. Nathaniel Adderely,
President of the Bahamas Co-operative
League Limited, Mrs. Cheryl Bowe-
Moss and other Directors and Manag-
ers of local credit unions.
The Bahamian Credit Union move-
ment has over 30,000 members and as-
sets totaling $217 million dollars.

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Management & Staff, Canon Delano Archer & The Anglican
Church of The Epiphany. Fr. James Moultrie & St. Matthew's
Anglican Church. St. Andrew's Beach Estates, The Centre for
The Deaf. Long Islanders. Biminites and Freeporters.
Numerous other Clergy and individuals too numerous to
Mrs. Yolanda Roberts Thomas Wife

Our Mother
(1928 -2005) ,
Morn, we are not sure %\e will ever find the.Xight words to let you know
how fortunate we feel to be your child pj. We are not even sure those
words exits, but if they did, they would thank you for being a role model.
a teacher, a caregiver, and a friend.
You have always been such a great source of ad\ ice, kindness, and
understanding. You have loved us unconditionally, and we are sure that
there were times when we weren't the easiest children to love.
As we get older. we realize more and more how much \ou meant to our
lives, and we want \ou to know therm isn't a d,\ that goes by that you
aren't appreciatedl-or all you do and for all you are
One of our greatest hopes is that someday we will ha'.c childrenn that look
at us the way we looked at you w ith the greatest J dmiration aud love.
Thank you. Mom, for everything.

Card of ThanksLN

Wednesday. November 20, 1935 -
Tuesday, June 24, 2008

We. the family of the late Deaconess
Euphemia Joyce Hepburn-Armbrister
would like to extend our sincere gratitude
to all those persons and organizations for prayers, visits, words of
encouragement, telephone calls, cards, floral arrangements and any other
way you may contributed during our recent bereavement.
Special Thanks to:
Bishop Albert H. Hepburn and the United Christian Church Family. Pastor
Tom Roberts, Pastor Vaughn Cash. Rev. Luther Thurston, Rev. Ivan F.
Butler Sr.. Dr. Dellon Farquharson. Mr. Wendell G. Dean II and staff of
the Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd.. Management
and Staff Woodland Gardens. Management & Associates. Star of David
Cemetery and Funeral Home, North Lauderdale, Florida. Management &
Staff. BEC/Technical Cadet Corp.. J. S. Johnson & Company Ltd.. Public
Utilities Commission. Staff and Patients, Dialysis Unit and ICU:PMH
and numerous family and friends who traveled from The United States,
Cat Island. Grand Bahaima. Harbour Island and Exuma.-

"Proclaiming the Gospel to the World"

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Sunrise: 14th July, 1970
Sunset: 26th June, 2008

Wish to express our gratitude to all those
who stood by us and expressed their concern
during our loss. You may have sent a floral
arrangement, sent a card, came and sat with
us, said a prayer or just held our hands.

Special thanks to the Pastor and members
of South Beach Church, the Pastor and
members of First Baptist Church, the
Superintendent of the Enoch Backford
Auditorium, The Valley Boys Group, The
Morticians Association, and the family of
International Free and Accepted Modern
Masons &-Order of the Eastern Star.

Thanks to all of you, may God continue to
bless you.

~ The Family ~
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RQchard uiustin Curtis
September 1940 September 2003

uietly we are remembering you
in the silence of our hearts.
Each thought of you, a treasure'
while we are now apart.
At times we are filled with longing
your face we'd love to see,
to feel your warmth, to hear your voice,
to have you here with us.
But God has ap ,n; He reatedy
and numbered all your days.
May he hold you in His loving arms
and surround us witb His grace.
S b With the hope of reunion in Heaven one day,
-. e. entrust you in His care.
Che.ished memories ofyou live on in our hearts.
: Your life is a gifi we shared.

Wife: Dorothy, Children: Nikita, Lynden, 7anya,
Mona Lisa, Anthea and Teran,
Grand Children, Brothers,
Sisters and the Entire Curtis Family

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P' S -,, ofSt. James Road and formerly of
-4 Stevenson Exuma will be held on
Saturday, September 20 2008 at
Kemp Road Ministries, Kemp Road
at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev.
Dr. Ivan F. Butler, Assisted by other
ministers of the gospel .Interment
will follow in Old Trail Ceme.tery, Old
Trail Road.

Left to cherish fond memories are his wife, Elizabeth Rolle;
children, Shadrach, Benson, Gregory, Patrick, Jonathan and
Leslieann Burrows; grandchildren, Charlton and Whitney Burrows;
great grand children, Jania, Annaid and Sanchino Burrows; nieces,
Mrs. Linda Johnson, Woman Detective #2202 Jennifer Rolle,
Shelly and Pauline Rolle, Gwendolyn Ellis Farrington, Keva,
Bridget and Marva Humes; nephews, Clayton Rolle, Hudon Clarke,
Phillip and Samay Lightbourne: grand nieces and nephews,
Kareem and Janelle Rolle, Wade, Donavan, Marvin, Kimberly
and Garnell Johnson, Sameco, Marja, Marco, Shameka and Garret
Lightbourne, Alex, Sheldon and Jurelle Burrows, Anthone Smith,
Shantira Ellis, Johnell Farrington, Randolph .N.L. Humes III,.
Antonelle, Cordelle Humes and Jathrone Cox; sister-in-law, Charity
Burnside; brothers-in-law, Albert Ivan Humes, Cody and Issac
Burnside; son-in-law, Freddie Burrows; numerous neighbors and
friends including, Rev Randy Frazier, Queeny Grey, Geneva
Ferguson, Florence Adderly, Esther Bowe, Earel Johnson, Paulamae
Miller, May and Meriam Rolle, Ray Bowdie, Male Medical II at
the Princes Margaret Hospital and Delareese McPhee, St. James
Road Community, The Most Worshipful Prince of Peace Grand
Lodge and the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows.

MEMORIAL SERVICE for the late Hubert Rolle will be held
on Thursday September 18th, 2008 at The Most Worshipped

Prince of Peace Hall. Wilton Street at 7:30 p.m.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Evergreen NMortuary.
Mackey Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and again
at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

FIFE, 38

of Jackfish Drive will be held on
Saturday. September 20th. 2008 at
Abundant Life Church, Abundant Life
Road at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be
Pastor Edward Allen Assisted by Pastor
Gil Maycock, and Bro Jermaine Walkine
and Other ministers Of The Gospel
.Interment will follow in Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Rd.

Left to cherish fond memories are her son, Slyannis Brown; mother,
Valarina Fife; father, Hillard Alphonso Fife; three (3) sisters, Marinda
Pritchard, Laverne McFee of Dallas Texas, Chegurea Fife- Charlow;
two (2) brothers, Patrick Smith and Hosea Fife; grandmother, Ophelia
Smith of Seymours Long Island; twelve (12) nieces, Amanda, Amelia,
Alexandrea and Ayanna Pritchard, Mia McFee, Shane Fife, Selena-
Delancy, Michaela, Raquelle, Kathlyin Charlow, Alecia, Aleah Smith;
three (3) nephews, Patrick Alexander Smith, Harvey and Issac McFee;
ten (10) aunts, Ella Collie, Eulla Mortimer, Carolyn Rolle, Francina
Cambridge, Sherry Higgs, Betty, Anne and Lucinda Smith, Louise
Gray, Ruth Rolle; seven (7) uncles, Nigel ,Kirk and Fred Smith, Rufus
Collie, Clarence Rolle, Ian Cambridge, Micheal Higgs thirty two (32)
cousins, Karen, Charmine, Sheldon and David Collie, Marcel, Jermaine
and VonYuri Mortimer, Santino, Cameron, Clarence Jr. Rolle, Danielle,
Alyson and Ian Timothy Cambridge, Omar, Bryon, Jamal and Kelly
Smith, Lavonne, Serina and Alexis Smith, Rasheed, Brittany and
Joshua Smith, Kim Smith, Butch, Dwayne, Opah and Shawn Gray,
Nathaniel, Hope, Samuel and Jermaine Rolle; other relatives include,
Melvina Albury and family, Angela Russell and family, Valerie
Seymour and family, Paulamae Miller and family, Preston, Perry and
Alphonso Albury and family, Mrs. Anny Albury, Dianne Gibson and
family, Estella Simmons and family, Elizabeth Reid and family,
Cynthe Smith and family Milred Turner and family. Ida Davis and
family, Castella Bowleg and family, Cleophas Gibsor and family,
Charles Gibson and family, The Pinder family, Patrick and family;
special friends include, Michelle and Emily Campbell, Kim Kerr of
Atlanta Georgia, Melony Thompson, Deborah Roberts, Althea Davis
and family, Laverne Barr, Melita Johnson, Dianne, Shantelle and
family, Sabrina McBridge, Monique, Mag, David Rolle, Rose
Colebrooke and family, Doctors, Nurses and Staff of AandE Princess
Margaret Hospital, Sandilands Rehabilitative Cer.tre, Abundant Life
Church family, Emmanuel Clurch family, Blue Hills Church family,The
Z.N.S family and the entire neighborhood of Jackfish Drive and
Summer Set Way.

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


Bethel Brothers Morticians
Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026



of Blue Hill Estates and
formerly of James
Cistern, Eleuthera will
be held on Saturday,
September 20th 11:00 a.m. at Zion Yamacraw
Baptist Church Yamacraw Road. Bishop
Samuel R. Greene, Rev. Howard T.G. Smith
alld Rev. Dr. Wilton Strachan will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Western Cemetery,
Nassau Street.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Gerald
Lawrence Chillian Pennerman; sons, Percival
de Glanville Christian Warwick Pennerman
of Maryland, United States and Julian
Chrysostom Walton Michael Pennerman;
daughter, Agatha Christine Haley Pennerman;
mother, Christina "Rita" Johnson of James
Cistern, Eleuthera; brothers, Eleazer Johnson
of Cedar Bluff; Mississippi, Robert and
William Johnson of James Cistern, Eleuthera
and Richard Johnson of New Providence;
sisters, Margaret Swain of Dundas Town,
Abaco, Ann Burrows of Freeport, Grand
Ih anma, Sharonq.S eVa o N w P vince

and Cheryl Johnson of James Cistern,
Eleuthera; daughter-in-law, Sheila
Pennerman of Maryland. U.S.A; brothers-
in-law, David Pennerman BEM, JP,- Daniel
Nairn, Stevenson J. Swain, Jon Burrows, and
Commodor Clifford "Butch" Scavella; sisters-
in-law, Tina, Margaret, Estherlene and Jennifer
Johnson; aunts, Bernice Johnson and Dianna
Woods; nieces, Claudia McDavis, Merridith
Miller, Abigail and Richee Johnson, Shirley
and Sara Swain, Aszarria and De 'Atra
Scavella; nephews, Vernal, Warren, Quinton,
Rapheal, Jason, Christian, Jermaine and
Bentley Johnson, Stevenson and Joseph Swain
and Jon Burrows; cousins, Joyce Sewell,
Agnes, Elaine, Frances, Clunis and Kirk
Johnson, Marguerita Major, Gloriamae Finley,
Marilyn Darville, Margaret Rolle and Charles
1 Wallace; cousins-in-law, Zala Johnson, Lilla
Johnson and Angela Wallace; other family
members including, the Rolle family, the
Bastian family, the Curtis family, the Green
family, the Wright family, the Bannister family,
the Bullard family and the Thompson family
and many more persons too numerous to

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

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"A New Commitment To Service'



of Palm Beach Street will be held
on Saturday at 11 a.m. at
International Revival Fellowship
Church of God, Montell Heights.
Officiating will be Bishop Michael
A. Ferguson assisted by Pastor
Derek Ferguson and interment will
follow in the Southern Cemetery,
Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

He is survived by 3 sons, Rev. Jocelyn Vixamar, Marctivens
Pierre and Kevin Vilver; 4 daughters, Chantelle, Carol and
Louletta Pierre and Claudina Louis; 4 sisters, Anicette, Odelia
and Pierrina Jean Louis and Charitable Fertil; 2 brothers,
Edoute Marc and Saintilbert Fertil; 21 grandchildren, Jacquan,
Adley, Cindy, Cynthia. Branique, Branae, Michael, Jimmy,
Samantha, Tatianna, Austin, Justin, Jonathan, Alicia and Joshua;
1 son-in-law. Edwin John; 1 daughter-in-law, Eureka Campbell
Vixamar;. 1 sister-in-law, Claudette Charles; numerous nieces
and nephews including, Visitha, Mariese, Mimose Fornise and
Tanise Timothy, Elric, Navel Sarilia, Molly, Elton, McKenzie,
Reka, Ann, Jackie, Nicole, Renold, Edlin, Yfonise, Wilbet,
Guirlande, Lenaud Chanteale and Deja Pierre; and a host of
other relatives and friends including, Celios Francois, Villy
Prophet, Monique Joseph, Deiunel Joseph, Neltha Pierre,
Limeritte Vixamar, Remond Vixamar, Rolin, Verona Veve,
Nicola Stinphil, Jese Stinphil, Pastor Jean Vixamar, Yvose
Vixamar, Philomene, Amid Pierre, Morie, Lamadine, Esther
and Olipcil Pierre, Henry, Theodore Campbell, A.S.P. Ronald
Campbell, Rev. Jonathan Campbell, Vaneria Rolle, Valeria
Cash, Yvonne Watson, Bishop Tony Leroy Hanna, Rodger and
Nicole Josey, Palm Beach Street Community, Culmersville
Community, Bishop Michael Ferguson and the International
Revival Fellowship Church of God.

Friends may their last respects at East Sunrise Mortuary,
Rosetta Street, Palmdale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and
on Saturday from 10 a.m. at the Church until service time.

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PHONE: 322-4570/ 393-1351 CELL: 357-3617



of Harley Street and formerly
of Gray's Long Island, who
passed away at his home on
September 11th, 2008, will be
held at St. Mathews Anglican
Church Shirley Street on
Saturday September 20th, 2008
at 2:00pm. Dr. James Moultrie,
Fr. Don Haynes and Fr. Ivan
Timey Eldon officiating. Burial
will be in Gray Cemetery Long

He is pre-deceased by his wife Iva Alexandria Wells (1985) of
Whymss, long Island and a son-in-law Thomas Douglas Andrews
(1992) England.
He is survived by seven children and spouses, Joyce and Charles
Knowles of Freeport; Sylvia Andrews, Vernon and Madeleine Wells
of Freeport, Valerie and William (Billy) Stevenson; Michael Wells
of Harbour Island, Douglas Wells, Duane and Donna Wells of
Marsh Harbour; grandchildren and spouses, Dwight and Elsie
Knowles, David Knowles, Tamese (Tammy) Knowles-Lim, Jason,
Tracey and Julie Wells, Sean and Charlotte Andrews, Jaime and
Ron Lowe, Lisa, Patrick and Alexander Stevenson, Destiny and
Damian Wells, Jordan and Danielle Wells; great-grandchildren,
Kevin Lim and Sydney, Ashley and Alana Knowles and Rory Lowe;
numerous family and friends especially, Ida Roberts, Tony and
Mary Moree, Emma and Delbert (Dell) Cartwright of Long Island,
Louise Knowles, Rona and Mike Cartwright, Reginald (Reg) and
Winnie Wells, Verna Smith, Betty and Chrissy Knowles, Eldridge
Knowles and Aunt Voilet, Dorothy Deal of Long Island, Ruie
Symonette, Alison, Alicia, Amanda, Amelia, Magda and LJ, Yvonne
Thompson and Trevalyn Smith. Also his various caregivers over
the past 7 1/2 years especially, Dr. Cherilyn Hanna, Nurse Phillippa
Armbrister, Norma Hield, Andrea Halbert and Sybilene Clarke.
Instead of flowers donations may be sent to St. Matthews Day Care
Centre P.O. Box N-963 Nassau, Bahamas, The Long Island Senior
Citizen Recreational Centre c/o Olivia Turnquest P.O. Box DC-
30607 Deadman's Cay, Long Island, Bahamas or any other home
for the aged of your choice in his honour.
Friends may pay their last respects at Pinder's Funeral Home
Palmdale Ave., Palmdale on Friday September 19th, 2008 from
* 5:00pm until 7:00pm.


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Sapphire Funeral Service

Mrs. Margo Lavern
Knowles-Humes, 28

of Calabash Bay Andros and
formerly of Mastic Point North
SAndros, will be held on Saturday,
September 20, 2008 at 3:oopm at
St. Paul's Anglican Church,
Calabash Bay Andros. Rev. Fr.
Donald G. Kerr, assisted by Bishop
Ellis Farrington will officiate and
burial will be in the Calabash Bay Public Cemetery, Calabash
Bay Andros.

The Radiance of this "Sapphire ofA Gem" will always glow
in the hearts of her:
Husband: Sirtanno S. Humes; -
Two Daughters: Megan L. and Tarnasha Humes;
Mother: Irene Knowles-Beneby of Fresh Creek, Andros;
Father: John Saunders;
Grand Mother: Louise Hopkins of Mastic Point Andros;
Two Brothers: Andrew King Sr. and Livingston Saunders;
Eight Sisters: Michelle Lewis, Jennifer Rolle, Claudine Jones
of St. Petersburg Florida, Diane Knowles, Tyrene Beneby,
Princess Seifert, Denise Adderley and Myoka Saunders;
One Adopted Sister: Stephanie St. Fluer;
Eleven Nephews: Cordero, Hermis, Shequille, Andrew Jr.,
Keiko, Glenroy, Rakeem, Akeem, Jerheim, Demetruis Jr. and
Four Nieces: Jenae, Dashanell, Aneya and Angel;
Four Uncles: Joseph Hopkins, Wellington, Felix and Gilford
Five Aunts: Shirley McFellen of St. Petersburg Florida, Leothea
Carter of Tampa Florida, Gloria Miller, Lillis Marshall and
Elizabeth Saunders;
Two Grand Aunts: Elizabeth Green and Mildred Eden;
Father-in-law: Leslie Riley;
Mother-in-law: Pleydell Gale;
Eight Brothers-in-law: Lamarko Humes, Police Corporal

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Topaz Death Notice

Master Malik Samson
Fenelus, 07

of Marsh Harbour Abaco went to be
an angle, at the Princess Margaret
Hospital on Monday, September 15,

The Radiance of this "Topaz of A
Gem" will always glow in the hearts
of his: Father: Samuel Fenelus Sr.;
Mother: Marie Eliaza;
Two Brothers: Samuel Jr. and Ryzen Fenelus;
Two Sisters: Brianna and Felisha Fenelus;
Three Grand Parents: Sainvil and Manie Fenelus and Philia
Alexander Noel; Numerous: Uncles, Aunts and Cousins;
Many other loving family and friends.

Topaz services are pending, check website for updates.
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2101 Demetrius E. Seifert Sr., Joshua Lewis, Jermaine Rolle,
Akeem Jones of Tampa Florida, Antonio Allen, Talano Williams
and Nado Charles;
Five Sisters-in-law: Shanika Munnings, Norisha King, Latoya,
Sharron and Kendra Riley;
God Mother: Margo Blackwell;

Many other loving family and friends including: Latoya
Adderley, Shirley Seifert, Missionary Mary Rolle, Apostle
Dorinda Dean, Lanna, Eddie and Pastor Betty Hanna, D'Angelo
Dorsett, Donna Stubbs, Shawn Saunders, Carl Pinder, Carson
McQueen, Mario Minnis, Police Sergeant 1132 Franklyn Hinsey,
Mary, Diane and Laveana Brown, Creola, Marvin and Calvin
Taylor, Louise, Shantell, Mannie, Brian and Barry Miller, Junior
Russell, Shameka and Donnelle Saunders, Michelle Campbell,
Barbara Davis, Peter Douglas, Latoya Oliver, Nurse Edgecombe,
the Mackey, Spence, Hanna, Hinsey, Bowleg, Clare, Bloney and
their families, New Beginning Jubilee Baptist Church, and the
entire Central Andros Community.

Special Thanks to: the Staff Small Hope Bay Lodge, the
Androsia Staff and Nobu Atlantis Staff.

Visitation will be in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge
Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road on
Thursday, September 18, 2008 from ipm to 6pm and at St.
Paul's Anglican Church, Calabash Bay Andros on Friday,
September 19, 2008 from 1:30pm to lopm and on Saturday,
September 20, 2008 from 12:30pm to service time.

Visit Our Website: www.emeraldridgemortuary.com,
view video tributes, sign guest book and send
condolence, sympathy, share memories and make
funeral arrangements.






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Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma Tel: 345-7020* Robinson Rd & 5th Street

Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761

Nursing Officer

of Bain Jolly Subdivision off Carmichael Road
will be held on Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at
The New Annex Baptist Cathedral, Wulff
Road and Pinedale. Officiating will be Apostle
Dr. Mitchell Jones assisted by Other Ministers.
Interment in Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
J.F.K. drive.

I She is survived by 1 son: Rashard Flowers;
_J1 Daughter: Whitney Flowers; Adopted son:
Aneo Curry; 5 Sisters: Dorothy Forbes Roache,
Nurse Viola Forbes Beckford, Mildred Forbes Roberts, Willamae Forbes Whymns
and Florine Forbes Mckenzie; 3 Brothers: Hubert, George and Alexander Forbes;
2 Aunts: Eula Nixon and Marjorie Black of Pleasant Bay, Andros; 1 Uncle: George
Black of Pleasant Bay, Andros; Nieces: Cynthia John, Deidre Reckley, Delicia and
Dorlene Forbes, Linda Moxey, Yvette Turnquest, Clyandrea Beckford,
MariskaThompson, Jacqueline Fostr, Patricia Forbes, Joanne Gibson, Jannet Miller,
Karen Moxey, Joretta Roberts, Joycelyn Brown, Endira Mckenzie, Eligia Mckenzie
and Nadine Curry; Nephews: Eddie, Michael, James, Stephen, Mack, Otis, Jamaal,
Jiro and Cecil Forbes, Paul and Wellington Newchurch, Aaron Stubbs, Clyde Jr.
and Clyson Beckford, Deangelo Roberts of Freeport Grand Bahama, Antonio Smith;
Numerous grandnieces and grandnephews; Sisters-in-law: Minerva, Inez Curlew
and Alfreda Forbes; Brothers-in-law: Clyde Beckford Sr., Joseph Roberts, Krucher
Whymms and Elijah Mckenzie; Host of other relatives and friends including
Ulrick Nixon and the entire Nixon Family, Linda Davis and Family, Florinda Black
and the entire Black family, Jermaine Rolle, Whitney Flowers, Robert Annbrister,
Ramon Rudon and Family, Sherry Rahuning, Miriam Rolle and Family, The Wilson
Family, The Ca~mpbell Family, Ellen Adderley, The Strachan Family, Nursing
Officers Hannah-Gray, Julianne Nairn,.Dulcie Pratt, Jessicia Stubbs, Nurse Danielle
Roker, Roslyn Lightbourne, Kathy Smith, Denison Balfour, Kayla Ingraham,
Nursing Officer Stephanie Johnson, Nursing Oficer Sherry Pinder, Nurse Yvonne
Symonette, Nurse "Charmaine Armbrister, Nurse Kimberly Josey, Nurse Sharlene
Rolle, Nurse Roselyn Gibson, Nurse Dianne Rolle, Nursing Officer Judith Scavella,
Michelle Deveaux, Nurse Willamae Brennen, Maudline Forbes, Anne Bowe,
Remilda Walkine and Family, Astrid Rolle Nursing Auxillary, Judy Simmon,
Carmen Major, Celeste Lockhart, Portia Ferguson, Nurse Gayle.Duncombe, Nursing
Officer Debra Fox, Gloria Gardiner, Sandra Coleby, Mary Johnson, Nurse Cheryl
Seymour, Rosie Folkes and Food Services Department, Karen, Indira Rolle, Patrick
and Portia Ferguson and Family, Brenda Moss and Family, Dr. Jackson and Urnice
Miller, Dr. Dwayne Sands, Dr. Robin Roberts, Dr. Delton Farquharson, Dr. Adrian
Sawyer, Dr. Robert Gibson, Dr. James Lee, Dr. Grant-Taylor, Dr. Barrett McCartney,
Dr. Rodriguez, Dr. Dorsett, Dr. Ronald Knowles, Dr. Neymour, Dr. McDaville,
Dr. Jagadeesh, Dr. Locksley Munroe, Dr. Convil Brown, The Annex Baptist
Cathedral Family, Young Adult Ministry, The Prayer Band, Sunday School, Doctors
and Nurses at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Doctors and Nurses at Intensive Care
Unit, Eye Ward, Dialysis Unit, X-ray Department, ECG, Patient Advocate, St.
John's College class of 1983, IC 18 Nursing Class, Sandilands Rehabilitation centre
family, Staff of Doctor's Hospital, Department of Public Health, Bain Jolly
SubdivisionCommunity, Apostle Mitchell Jones and Family, Hon. A. D. Hanna
Governor General of the Bahamas and Family, Alfred Gray and Family, Healthy
Life Staff, Victoria Gardens, Ministry of Health and The entire Kemp Road

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson Road and Fifth street
:on Friday from 10:00 A.M.,until 6:O0_P.M.. and at the, church on Satufdny from

9:00 A.M. until service time.
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of Bamboo Town, South Beach will be held on
Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Living Waters Church
.. of God, Marshall Road off Blue Hill Road South.
Officiating will be Bishop Wilbert Rolle and
..... j .-' *-. Pastor Joseph Oliver assisted by Youth Minister
Terra Rolle. Interment in The Southern
S Cemetery.

She is survived by her Parents: Dwayne Sr. and
Starretta Bain: Adopted Mother: Prophetess
Lydia Ferguson; 6 Brothers: Dwayne Jr.,
Kendario, Theonaldo, Edvardo, Lorenzo and Jamon Bain; Sister; Deldreka Bain;
Adopted Brothers: Lenford Taylor and Jerome Smith; Adopted Sisters: Christine
Ferguson, Christina Gray, Taneka Storr Ica and Shanique Mackey; Grandfather;
Pastor Joseph Oliver; Adopted Grandfather: Pat Fernander; Grandmothers: Ethel
Oliver and Elosie Bain; Great Grandmother: Juanita Oliver of Mastic Point Andros;
Nephew: Deshawn Bain; Niece: Omara Moncur; Aunts: Idell, Tameksa, Darlean
and Shonelle Oliver, Deborah Neely, Nurse Lynette, Maxine and Braquette Bain,
Janet Clarke, Rosenell, Margaret, Sherry, Ali, Reese, Ramelda, Patricia and Rochell
Oliver; Uncles: Billy, Livingston, Troy, Eugene, George, CPL. Ronald, Randy,
Jefferson, Jackson and Eltino Oliver, PC Elvis Clarke of Freeport Grand Bahama,
Wesley and Leslie Bain, Vincent Sand and Earthly Neeley of Lower Bogue Eleuthera;
Grand Aunts: Zilpha Mackey, Collie Francis, Albertha Burrows, Bettymae Rolle,
Althea, Rebecca, Marina and Isadora Oliver, Amenta Cambridge of Freeport, Hanna
SteMarie of Canada, Melva Bastian, Rayann Bain, Petrona Longley, Sandra,
Quintine, Gloria Longley, Yvonne Stuart, PC Adeltis Stubbs, Cecilia Bain and
Saloni Mcdonald; Granduncles: Godfrey Francis, Prince Mackey, Ezra Rolle,
Henry Bain, Herbert Stuart, Supert. Teddy.Mcdonald, Lester and James Longley
and Michael Stubbs; Great Grand Aunts: Elizabeth and Venus Martin, Myrtle Folks,
Joylean and Eula Bain; Great Granduncles; Ernest Bain and Mitchell Martin;
Godparents: Michelle Moncur, Mary Rolle and Oathneil Hinsey; Host of other
relatives and friends including Casey Moncur, Dara Deveaux, Kelly and Nakeisha
Thompson, Earl Johnson, Teirciceta Curtis, Lashae Sands, Amber Francis, Linda
and Fritz Cambridge, Whitney Bastian, Derek, Dennis, Delroy Bastian, Naomi
Turner,JVaureen Ellis, Ricardo and Shanea Albury, Jamine, Angelo Longley,
Desiree Stuart, Leshan and Torry McDonald, Dr. David Stuart of West Virginia,
Christine and Marilyn Bastian, Lynette Oliver, Nina Turnquest, Bill Jr., Anton,
Bradley, Chase and Bianca Oliver, Livingston Jr., Deaundra, Livincea, David, and
Dante Oliver, Troy Jr., Deniere and Deneice Oliver, Eugene Jr., Eugenia, Nicky
Oliver, Geovianni, Gino, Elcort and Canee Oliver, Trovonne Deveaux, Ronald Jr.,
Nard, Ryan and Rittanna Oliver, Deaundra, Desha; Brandy, Mea and Jefferson
Oliver Jr., Alvin, Denny, Jade, Jada Oliver of West Palm Beach Fla., Bishop Wilbert
and Idell Rolle and Family, Derek and Igatha Oliver, Jodi Oliver and Family, Collins
Bastian and Family, Ray Minnis and Family, Eleanor Steele and Family, Deloris,
Hellman Storr and Family, Cindy Gray and Family, Rochell, Nickhal and Family,
The Bamboo Town Community, The North Mastic Point Community, The Rolle,
Martin, Woodside, Pickstock, Brown, and Canter Family, Special Thanks to the
Doctors and Nurses of the Children ward and Female Medical 1.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson Road and Fifth
Street on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. and at the church on Saturday
from 10:00 A.M. until service time. ,



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Chapel, Ramsey, Exuma Tel: 345-7020* Robinson Rd & 5th Street
Tel: 325-6621/322-4969 24 Hour Paging Service 323-9761



'Bulla P'

S of South Mastic Point, Andros
will be held on Saturday at
10:00 A.M. at New Mount
Sinai Baptist Church, Mastic
Point Andros. Officiating Rev.
Dr. Samuel Fowler assisted by
Rev. Dr. E. John Newton.
in the Public Cemetery, Mastic Point.

He is survived by his daughter: Ella Mae McIntosh,; 3
Sisters: Rev. Doris Tinker, Mildred Wilcox and Stephanie
Rolle; 2 Brothers: Ezra and Samuel Baillou;
2 Stepsons: Jerry and Gerold Gould; Brothers-in-law:
Rev. Ivan Deveaux, Rev. B. A. Newton, Dr. John Newton,
Rev. Cedric Rolle; Sisters-in-law: Learlene Baillou, Edna
Melford, Evang. Rudel Marshall, Rev. Lucine Newton;
Nephews: Dennis, Ivan, Kevin, Inspector Kendal-RBPF,
Ucal Deveaux, Blair Richard, Shawn and Craig Danzer;
Nieces: Darnell, Cecily, Lisa, Sharon, Monique, Beverly,
Nan, Pinky, Pauline, Karen, Maxine, Andrea, Jaslyn,
Shonrose; Cousins: Bernard, Kingsley, Everett Baillou,
Bertha Sears, Emerald Patton, Naomi Lockhart, Viola
Hopkins, Wenzil Martin, Vezel Gibson, Dorothy Noel,
Monica Sweeting; Other relatives and friends including
Donald Lightbourn, Rev. Dr. Samuel Fowler and Family,
Rev. Peter Russell and Family, Rev. Philip Sweeting and
Family, Deacon Floyd Newton and Family, Deacon
Wendal Gaitor and Family, Deacon Mavis Gaitor and
Family, Andrea Smith and Family, Christine Saunders,
Pandora Colebrook, The New Mount Sinai Pastors and
Church members, Rev. Maude Romer, Rev. Reginald
Ferguson and family, Sis. Mecine Dorsett. Rev. Claretta
Campbell, Rev. Prudence Rolle, Bertha Bain, Sylvia
Gaitor, Selina Smith, Lavern Lockhart and Family, Sheryl,
Eloise Bain, Gaylene Thomas, Mae Murphy and Family,
Pearl Simmons, Mythis Walker, Doctor and the nurse,
and staff at Mastic Point Clinic, Nurse Johnson, Eruka,
Rudymae, The Minonities Family and the Communities
of North and South Mastic Point.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary,
Robinson Road and Fifth Street on Thursday from 12:00
Noon until 6:00 P.M. and at the church in Mastic Point
on Friday from 3:00 P.M. until service time on Saturday.'


Vaughn O. Jones

"Honoring the memories of loved ones"

of Bay Lilly Dr., Seabreeze Estates and
formerly of Cripple Hill, Crooked Island
will be held on Saturday September 20, 2008
at 11:00 a.m. at Hillside Mission Baptist
Church, Independence Drive. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. Lockwood Deleveaux
assisted by Min Stephen Ferguson. Interment
will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
Precious memories will forever linger in
the hearts of her; 2 sons, Ricardo and Dishea Wilson; parents, Hubert
"Huel" and Nathalie Scavella; 2 granddaughters, Rickia and Rickiera
Wilson; 8 brothers, Edsel Sr., Kendrick (James), Huelington (Oscar), Hubert
Jr., Glenville, David, Joseph, Norman; 1 sister, Halcie Scavella; 8 sister-
in-laws, Evelyn Sturrup, Donna Adams, Betty, Adgranna, Linelle, Leah,
Beaulah, Gilda Scavella; brothers-in-law, Rex Johnson and Mary Pratt; 3
uncles, Solomon and David Johnson of Gainesville Florida and Jarvis Pratt;
2 daughter-in-laws, Patsy and Lovette Wilson; nieces, Carla Armrtrong,
Laquisha Sawyer, Shenika Bannister, Monique, Shacara, Ko-scheka, Lacoya,
Danielle, Nichol, Tanya, Hubernique, Va'Shon Scavella, Savannah Taylor,
Erica Johnson, Kristian Sturrup, Niquel, Cordina, Jena, Johna, Lakiekas
Messam, Marcia Gibson; nephews, Edsel Jr., Tyrone, Oconner, Jomar,
Leonardo, Lavard, Joseph, Delvardo, Shawn, Nickolai, Kendrick and Adrian
Scavella, Franco and Adam Adams, Philip and Justin Sturrup, Jermaine,
Javon, Ray Messam, Jermaine Johnson; cousins, Clara Dorsette, Henrietta
Brown, Ruthlee Lightbourne, Dorothy Rolle, Angela Johnson, Coralee
Smith, Franklin Johnson, Clodella Sands, Audrey and Asa Johnson, Clifford
Johnson, Daisymae Mckenzie, Edwin Johnson, Elkin Johnson Jr., Dotlee,
Ethel Clark, George Swan, Oriel Swann, Edwin Scavella of West Palm
Beach Florida, Felix and Rochelle of Miami Florida, Patricia Nixon, Beverley
Evans, Martinique Collie, Alonza and Marvin Pratt, Thomas and Edsel
Ferguson and Yvonne Armbrister, Alvin Johnson Jr., Clifton Scavella,
Inspector Patrick Johnson and Edward Johnson; grand nieces, Tyrice and
Kenyce Scavella, Shernell and Anesia Armstrong; grand nephews, Edsel
III, Tyshon, Tyron, Travis Scavella; special friends, Sylvia Peterson, Winifred
Lockhart, Leotha Strachan; other relatives and friends including, Windy
Lockhart-Shouldiee, Holly Darville, Sandi Lockhart, Dodson Lockhart,
Marilyn Johnson and family, Veronica Brown and family, Bernice Forbes
and family, Henry Scavella and family, Olive Moss and family,,Mae Beneby,
Sherman Bullard and family, Admiral Forbes and family of Sea Breeze,
Cargill family from Sea Breeze, Christine Rolle, Edith Walkin and family,
Ellen Johnson and family, Evanna Scavella, Kelly, Anthony, Stanley Scavella
of Miami Florida, Helen Taylor and family, Verline Scavella and family,
Olivia Bain, Sybil Peters and family, Lorence Johnson and family, Diane
Johnson and family, Arthur Deal and family, Delores Deleveaux and family,
Rev. Ernest Johnson from Haines City Florida, Hillside Mission Baptist
Church family, R.W. Roberts and family, The Staff of Super Value Food
Store and other family and friends too numerous to mention.
Viewing will be held in the "Legacy Suite" of Vaughn 0. Jones Memorial
Center, Wulff Road and Primrose Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to service time.

Wulff Road and Primrose Street,
Opposite Studio of Draperies
Telephone: 326-9800/1 *24 Hour Emergency
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11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312 P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471 Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005 Pager. (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034

Dargo Shondell
McIntosh, 35

of Vesey Street, will be held on
Saturday September 20th, 2008 at
2:00pm at Transfiguration Baptist
Church, Market Street and Vesey
Street. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Stephen E. Thompson assisted by
Deacon Colyn G. Thompson.
Interment will follow in the Southern
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Road.

Left to cherish fond memories are his wife: Tomeko Gray McIntosh;
son: D-Argo McIntosh; mother: Sabrina Baker; father: George
McIntosh; grandmother: Remanda Goodman; stepson: Garnet
Sweeting; stepdaughters: Shandeira, Rayjean and Anastacia
Sweeting; step granddaughter: Angel Sweeting; adopted father:
Veren Lockhart, Freeport, Grand Bahama; sisters: Aeisha and
Ashlon Baker, Monique Lockhart of Freeport, Grand Bahama,
brothers: Apache McIntosh, Fox Town, Abaco, Narvo McIntosh,
Jamal McIntosh of New York and Desmond Lockhart; mother-
in-law: Bridgette Miller; father-in-law: Lawson Gray; uncles:
Oswald Goodman, Atlanta Ga., Andrew Griffin, Robert Wilson,
Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, Steve, Gregory, Cyril Baker, Norman
Baker, Texas, Michael McIntosh, Freeport, Grand Bahama; grand
uncle: Cyril Baker; aunts: Shondalee Griffin, Denise Smith,
Norma Joseph, Theresa and Kim Baker, Julie Wilon, Rosalee
McIntosh, Fox Town, Abaco, Iris Goodman, Fredrica Baker;
nieces: Aheja Russell, Claudisha, Marvinette and Rashea; nephews:
Anally Russell, Tarquie, Travon, Tayler and Theo Jr; cousins:
Tamara Ramsey, Keno Nabbi, Bemica Smith, Angelique Griffin,
Dorette, Tisha, Tara Goodman, Laquel, Michela and Latoya
Perpaul, Loleta and James Wilson, Louise Bain, Christine Baker,
Vera Cole, King St. Crew, Wilson St. Crew, Debbie Flowers,
Dorette Sweeting, Cardinal and Sharmaine Ferguson, Adrian and
Cassie Battiata, Kendall and Keisha Lewis, Corey, Doyle, Thera,
Holly, Johnesha; step father-in-law: Lynden Miller; step mother-
in-law: Anastacia Gray; sisters-in-law: Crystal and Randa Missick,
Azia Gray, Janice Gray; brothers-in-law: Claude Gray, Charlie
and Theo Miller Amare Gray; aunts-in-law: Karen Ingraham,
Alfreda Sears, Elder Shonie Strachan, Tesselane Evans, Belkies
and Melonie S'trachan, Estelle Hepburn, Elizabeth Mackey, Dorothy
Turnquest, Nicole Burrows; uncles-in-law: Phillip Turnquest,
John Giay, Kirklyn Burrows. Orphie Ingraham, Bishop Terrence

Strachan of Abaco, Solomon Evans, Anthony Hepburn, Robert
and Bernard Strachan, Sean Benjamin and a host of other relatives
and friends. Special thanks to the staff of P.M.H Intensive Care
Unit, Male Surgical I Unit, The Pilgrim International, Solomon
Super Center, Cost Rite, Tamara Ramsey and Sharmaine Ferguson.

Viewing will be held in the Serenity Suite, Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road
on Friday September 19, 2008 from 10:00am until 6:oopm and
on Saturday from 1:00pm until service time at the church.

the St. Andrew's Anglican

Gray Jr., 77

of George Town, Exuma will be
held on Saturday, September 20t ,
2008 at 11:00am at St. Andrew's
Anglican Church, George Town,
Exuma. Officiating will be Fr. Mario
Conliffe assisted by Rev'd Willish
Johnson. Interme nt will follow in
Church Cemetery.

Left to carry on his legacy is his virtuous wife: Valerie; daughter:
Sharon; son: Preston; son-in-law: Anthony; grandsons: Shanton,
Clevon, Shannon, Shane; granddaughters: Preshona, Tanya,
Vernelle, Christine; sister: Remelda; brother: Rudolph; sisters-
in-law: Cara, Carole, Wendy; brothers-in-law: Richard, Jeremy;
nieces and nephews: Judy, Sandra, Warren, Mars, Karen, Calvin,
Kendal, Kirklyn, Olive, Bridgette, Keris, Nigel, Livingston, Nancy,
Godfrey, Sheila, Anne, Linton, Judy, Harvey, Dr. Eugene, Rufus,
Thelma,Taraceta, Joyce, Lula, Laura, Johnny, Clinton, Hilton,
Keno, Jeffrey, Latoya, Judy, Lawson, Liz, Estelle, John, Diane,
Francis. Cedric, Vernita, Beverley, Glendina, Betty Ruthmae,
Barbara, Yvette, Peggy Christine, Tanya, Betty, Alfreda, Donnie,
Audley, Gregory, Dolores, Edna, Ella, June, Zelma, Lucille, James,
Herman, Beryl, Cynthia, Iretha, Phyllis, Linda, Delbert, Elsie and
numerous other relatives and friends including the entire community
of Exuma.

Viewing will be held in Exuma on Friday September 19th, 2008
from 4:00pm until service time at the church.

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

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


Tammy Rachine
Larrimore Rolle, 40

of Highbury Park will be held on
Saturday September 20th, 2008 at
10:0am at the Macedonia Baptist
Church, Bernard Road. Officiating
will be Rev. Dr. David S. Johnson
assisted by Rev. Hartman Nixon and
:. Rev. Earnest McPhee. Interment
'' will follow in the Church's Cemetery.

Left to cherish fond memories are
her husband: Leslie Rolle; son: Perry Thompson; daughters:
Teshima Thompson, Tameka Rolle and Salem (her beloved cat);
granddaughter: Shamela Diamond Turnquest; mother: Arementa
Johnson; brother: Jermaine M. Ferguson; sisters!: Raquel Johnson,
Kamer Major and Kendela Moxey; mother-in-law: Mary Rolle;
sisters-in-law: Michelle Allen Ferguson, Elizabeth Smith, Jennifer
Rolle, Sherry Pinder, Vernita Moss,-Christina Beneby; brothers-
in-law: Dwight Major, Jermon Moxey, David!Jr., Gary, Craig,
Fairbourne, Jefferson and Joel Rolle, Andrew Pinder, Keith Beneby
and Christopher Moss; nieces: Lakeitra Smith, Aaliyah Smith,
Malik Johnson, Latonya Rolle, Andia Pinder, Kristie and Kristel
Moss, Shantique Rolle, Sharice Sweeting, Alicia Gibson and
Shaniqua Smith; nephews: Alexander J. Ferguson, Shakeem
Thompson, Dwight Major Jr., Andrew Pinder II, Sean, Neko and
Rico Moss, Darren, Denin, Dario, Desmond, Dominic and
DeAngelo Rolle; aunts: Rosetta Rolle, Miriam Brennen, Mary
Jane Symonette and Verna Collie of USA; uncles: Edward Johnson,
Charles Symonette and George Collie; uncle-in-law: Algernon
(Elgie) Rolle and Bursil Rolle; aunt-in-law: Dawn Collie, Joan
Symonette and Gertrude Rodgers; godparents: Stafford and Terry
Demeritte; cousins: Carla, Michelle, Graham,' Sheena, Marie,
Stacey, Antonio, Anastacia, Shiniqua, Indira, Melvin, Hawanya,
Bridgette Davis and family, Joycelen, Willamae and the entire
Duncombe family, Albert, Ralph, Oscar; Roberta, Ruby and John
Saunders; other relatives and friends including: Daffla, Rosanna,
Perry Thompson and the Thompson family, Mrs. Mildred
Edgecombe and family, Claudine White, Pearl Brennen and
Lauriette, Jane Bodie, Dorothy Pearl, George, the entire Fox Hill
community, the Potter's Cay Dock family, Rev. Dr. David Johnson
and Sister Johnson, Rev. Hartman Nixon and family, Rev. Earnest
McPhee and family, the Macedonia Baptist Church Choir and
Community, Ellie Bain, MP Fred Mitchell, Dialysis Unit at the
Princess Margaret Hospital and many others too numerous to
mention. Special thanks to the ICU unit at the Princess Margaret

Hospital, Macedonia Baptist Church Marching Band.

Viewing will be held in the Perpetual Suite, Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road
on Friday September 19, 2008 from 10:00am until 6:00pm and
on Saturday September 20, 2008 from 9:00am until service time
at the church.
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St. Remy, 20

W ; .. of Cowpen Road, will be held on
Saturday, September 20, 2008 at
1:00pm at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church, Boyd Road. Officiating will
be Fr. Elaine Lavan. Interment will
follow in The Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, J.F.K. Drive.

.,_______ He is survived by his Parents:
Nerilien and Aglace Philome-
Ceremy; 5 Sisters: Clinese Sanchez, Kimberly, Carine, Roseline,
and Tariana Ceremy, 1 Brother: Gabriele Ceremy; 1 Brother In
Law: William Sanchez; 9 Nieces & Nephews: Dieumica Louidor,
Kenndra Paul, Latorine Simms, Shonta Dawkins, Michaella Dean,
Anthon Minns Jr., James Paul, Benjamine Sanchez, Phillip
Robinson Jr.; 7 Aunts: Jemadel, Sherize, M'Amon, Dousou and
Madam Michelet and Madam Paul Philome, Maricia Joseph,
Flave, and Elerna Nortales; 6 Uncles: ChristilanCeremy, Michelet,
Paul, Apage, Alic'Ean Philome, Micheal Joseph; 38 Cousins:
Michael, Billy, Nemoz, Philober, Vadline, Chaline, and Wozline
Philome, Mishilo, Angelo, Ceidwal Joseph, Kingsley, Renold
Jean, Michlin, Je'Nor, Nadij'E Dairavein, Leciter Ceremy, Lexmon
Jean, Ellane Ceremy and Family, Luke August; other Relatives
and Friends Including: Davenia Seymour, Noey, Chase, Pemmy,
Skiller, Twin (Kenio & Elkeno) Tommy, Papa, Romaine Sands,
Justin, Freman, Rodino Sands, Ricardo Arhana, Emmeal Paul
and Family of Miami, Florida, Rosemaine Charles and Family of
Miami Florida, Chaste, Mrs. Ruth Glition, Mr. Desmond Sands
and The Entire Shoal Restaurant Family, Latoine Simms and
Family, A. Charles Minns Sr. and Family, The Entire Rupert Dean
Lane North Family, The Entire John Road West Family,

Viewing will be held in The Irenic Suite, Restview Memorial
Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road
on Friday September 19, 2008 from 10:00am until 6:00pm and
on Saturday from 12:00 Noon until service time at the Church.




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

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




Left to cherish his memories are his 2 daughters: Theresa
and Olliyah Elidor; 3 Sons: Roland Jr., Owen and Seven
Elidor; 7 Sisters: Therese, Neva, Evelyn and Yvonne Elidor,
Monique Choute, Rosnie Datus, Noresia Joseph and Carlene;
2 Brothers: Jeffet and Arelien Elidor; Nieces: Esta, Nychebi,
Christina, Shantina, Joenne, Britnese, Celena, Casandra,
Kimara, Dandra and Dejai Cadet; Nephews: Eondre, Prince,
Mike, Malek, Lil Bobby, Kirby, Rubinski and Emmanuel; 4
Aunts: Mm Meralece Elidor, Insele, Delivia and Memere
Saintilien; 3 Uncles: Charlie Paul Elidor, Janmilien and
Korilien Saintilien; Cousins: Tepa, Anna, Charlton, Carole,
Rosemane, Ermite, Roger, Antrimise, Aselese, Antointe,
Iliody, Tantelia, Dievile, Ketilise, Cafrancia, Miselene, Oldore,
Saindie, Ketly, Erilece, Tiloma, Jimmy, Rejane, Tamice,
Tiandie, Eliya, Eliane, Magerite, Jean Bernard, Cudemre and
Berbet; Special Friends: Lency St. Vil, LaTonyah Gibson
"Pony" Campbell, Bruce, Links, Melus, T-Boy and a host of
other relatives and friends including: Ismael, Rosela, Carlene,
Nixon, Friflet, Bobby, Joycelyn and Bernadette Bartlett and





She leaves to mourn her loving Children: Josette, Mark,
Annie, Ronny and Anton; Stepchildren: Almirose, Jocelyn,
and Yolette Pierre; 23 grandchildren: Maletide, Pauline,
Clina, Jonide, Jeff, Benson, Cassandra, Treka, Miken Aliscar,
Andy, Jennifer, Jonathan, Alan Sylvian, Marcus, Marquita,
Mark Junior Saintil, Freppel, Lisbeth, D'Angelo, D'Andra
Frederick, Christina, Tyler, Corey Geffrard; 3 Sons-in-law:
Julson Sylvian, Elange Aliscar, and Jeff Frederick; 2
Daughters-in-law: Julie Saintil, and Annette Geffrard; 4
Sisters: Melanie, Anacelia, Choucianni, and Manilia Jean-
Louis; Brothers: Theophile, Frematis, and Divin, Nephews
and Nieces in Haiti; God-children: Clifford, Linda, and
Brandon and a host of other relatives and friends.





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11A East Coral Ro1a, 1-reeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Paer: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005

Robinson and Soldier T'oads -Nassau, N.R, Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager. (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034



SEPTEMBER 13, 2008.

She is survived by her 5 Children: Laneka, Deneko, Delano
Jr., Brianna and Alanna Seymour; Mother: Frances
Dorsette; Father: Patrick Brown Sr.; 3 Sisters: Sherika
Brown, Demetria and Vanessa Pratt; 2 Brothers: Patrick
Brown Jr..and Raphael "RJ" Williams; 2 Grandmothers:
Doral Brown and Vincie Dorsette; Grandfather: Austin
Brown; 13 Aunts: Florese Lewis, Deleressa, Theresa,
Merice, Sheerese, Kizzy and Gracy Brown, Gracie, Jenny,
Sadie, Sandrina, Aretha and Iva "Mathilda" Dorsette; 7
Uncles: Harold, Buster and Lester Brown, John,
Emmanuel, Nathaniel "Nat" and Joe Dorsette; Special
Friend: Delano Seymour Sr. and a host of other relatives
and friends.




S Of #36 Diamond Drive,
Freeport, Grand Bahama and
S formerly of Exuma died at
.' -The Rand Memorial Hospital
W' on Tuesday, September 16,

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.



REES, 85

Of Marsh Harbour Abaco,
passed away at his home on
Friday September 12, 2008
after a short illness.

Born in Bermuda, Colyn -
made his home in the *
Bahamas after coming to Nassau as an RAF pilot during
World War 11. After the war he studied as a professional
photographer, however his love of flying took over and
he started the 1st amphibious airline in the Bahamas,
the Nassau Aviation Company which allowed him to
visit many of the out islands. Eventually he settled in
Abaco. He renovated and opened what is today the
New Plymouth Inn, and also ran his own bonefish camp
for almost 20 years on the Hilltop in Cherokee Sound.
While there he commissioned two fishing smacks, the
Pride of Abaco and the Abaco Queen. Eventually he
settled in Marsh Harbour where he took up his
photography again, printing his wonderful black and
white photographs of the Bahamas in those early days
that would become his legacy.

He was pre-deceased by his wife Helen Rees of Nassau.
He is survived by his longtime companion Patricia
Albury, his sister Betty Burgesser of Florida, sons Colyn
T. Rees, Robert A. Rees and W.James Rees, daughters-
in-law Melanie Rees, Kimberly Rees and Donna Rees,
six grandchildren Jamie, David, Adam, Christopher,
Michelle and Emily. Very special friends Albert & Jackie
Albury and special friends Mr. Lloyd Deveaux, Herbert
& Minnie Key, Lewis Schneider, Dr. Frank Boyce, Rev.
Bob Cornea, Carol & Lorraine Sawyer, M.P. Edison &
Kathy Key, Royce Sands, Mailin Sands, Farron Sawyer,
William Sands of Commonwealth Bank, Donald Smith,
Lincoln & Andrea Albury, Stan & Ruby Albury, Joe
Albury, Tuppy Weatherford, Sam & Arlene Albury,
Maurdee Albury, Rich & Ellen Curry, Mrs. Marylin
Innocense and many more wonderful friends all over
the Bahamas.

As with Colyn's wishes a private family service will be
held. Those who wish to make a donation in his memory
can do so to the Abaco branch of the Bahamas Cancer



ndnmmenceDr iealt Pone: 3ural nme

Independence Drive Phone: 341-4055

affectionately called
"Ma Alice"

of Wemyss Bight Eleuthera,

-Church Rock Sound Eleuthera.
Officiating will be Rev. Father
Andrew Toppin assisted by Rev. Father Berkley Smith,
Rev. Father Atma Budhu and Catechist Harrison Horton
will officiate. Interment will follow in the Public Cemetery
Wemyss Bight Eleuthera.

Left to cherish her memories are three sons, Patrick,
Stephen Maynard and James Hall; two daughters, Rose
Hall and Brenda Gray; two adopted daughters, Sheba
Bowe and Charlene Carr; two adopted sons, Dudley
Smith and Hillary Richards; twelve grand-daughters,
Shenette Maynard-Bethel, Danielle, Latanya and Lindsey
Maynard-Thornton, Latwell Capron, Shanelle Farrington,
Kristina and Tina Bethel, Monique and Jody Hall,
Antwanika and Felicity Marche; twelve grand-sons,
Quentin Maynard, Mario, Jamaal, Javon, Javis, James Jr.,
Robert, Edwin and Johnathan Hall, Leroy Sands,
Alphonozo Farrington and Ivan Rolle Jr.; fifteen great-
grands, Trevette, Patrick, Laquentia., Melissa, Timmiea,
Chanissa, Timothy, Patrinique, Charles, Amba, Lavardo
, Deniqua, Shavantae, Trenique and Meriska; seven nieces,
Janet Horton, Patty Bethel, Carol Hilton, Diana Ingraham,
Eulamae, Symonette, Maedawn Cooper and Molly
Williams; seven nephews, Whitfield Edwards, Harry and
Ronald Horton, James Eardley Sands, Walton, Otis Jr.
and Carlton Cooper; three daughters-in-law, Berthamae
and Helena Maynard and Julie Hall; one son-in-law,
Leroy Gray; one grand-daughter-in-law, Cloe Maynard;
two-grand-sons-in-law, Peter Bethel and Timothy Capron;
six nieces-in-law, Zelma and Anna Horton, Stephanie
Sands, Willamae, Brenda, and Debbie Cooper; four

nephews-in-law, Theophilus Symonette, Jack Hilton,
Kennedy Bethel and Gary Ingraham; one god-child,
Jackie Symonette; other relatives and friends include,
Mr. and Mrs. Tyrone Sands and family, Betty Sands and
family, Helen Swann and family, Donald Fernander and
family, George Fernander and family, Ronald Taylor and
family, Breon Leary and family, Mildred Bethel and
family, Donald Knowles and family, Johnathan Edwards
and family, Struss Edwards and family, Jackie Edwards
and family, Petrona Kemp and family, Charles Rolle and
family, Florence Mackey and family, Margaret Rolle and
family, James Sands and family, Claudia Sands and family,
Sandra Roberts and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rolle and
family, Edrin Symonette Sr. and family, Elton Symonette
and family, Charlotte Young and family, Otis Young and
family, Erick Gibson and family, Reginald Knowles and
family, Vandolyn Sands and family, Miriam Butler and
family, Olivia Symonette and family, Susan Hall and
family, Mack Hall and family, Phyllis Kemp, Rowena
Rolle and family Romanda Bodie. and family, James
Gibson and family, Cloyd Leary and family, Muriel Leary
and family, Gloria Strachan, Godfrey Deveaux and family,
John Farrington and family, Kermit Cates and family,
George Edwards and family, Glen Edwards and family,
Noel, Cindy and Barbara Thompson, John Butler and
family, Kirkwood Cleare and family, Harvettee Ingraham
and family, Matthew Thompson and family, Principal and
Staff of Preston H. Albury High School, Staff at the Road
Traffic Department, Management and Staff of Scotia Bank
Rock Sound, Dr. Sydney Smith and the Staff at South
Eleuthera Clinic, St. Luke's Anglican Church Women and
the Parish family of South Eleuthera.. Senator Johnley
Ferguson and family, the Honorable J. Oswald Ingraham
and family and the entire community ofWemyss Bight
and Rock Sound Eleuthera.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE
Friday from 10:00-11:30 a.m. and at the church in Rock
Sound on Friday from 7:30 p.m. to service time on






Iomumtmonfeltit une ra4 1 e05

Independence Drive Phone: 341-4055

affectionately called
"Mama Blanche"

Formerly of Arthur's Town Cat Island,
and a resident of Wemyss Bight
Eleuthera will be held on Saturday
3:30 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene
Anglican Church Wemyss Bight
Eleuthera. Rev. Father Andrew Toppin
assisted by Rev. Father Berkley Smith,
...' : !and Pastor Preston Collins will
officiate and interment will follow in
the Public Cemetery Wemyss Bight Eleuthera.

Precious memories are held by her children, Rosie Collins, Irene
Rolle, Moses Smith and Agnes Jolly; two adopted daughters,
Missionary Maude McKinney and Ruthnel Nixon; grand-children,
Pastor Preston Collins, Minister Gregory Collins, Ivan Hall of Kentucky,
Ishka Rolle, Leroy Jr., and Royan Jolly, Glenroy Hanna, Joy Emily
Mackey, Yvonrie Smith, Coporal #1910 Lynden Rolle of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force, Valarie Rolle, Veronica Jones, Catherine Collins,
Bernadette Rolle, Kevin, Antonio I and Bradley Collins, Lewis,
Monique, Daniel, Christopher, Crystal, Sharvargo, Deangelo, Louis,
Rashad and Moesha Smith, Mozena Young, Marion Thompson and
Ralvin Brown; great grand-children, Destiny, Antonique, Shontavia
and Akhila Smith, Ryan, Hugo, Sean and Huesha Rolle, Kemeo,
Kayshela, Craig, Kavonne and Kaysheena Collins, Phillippa Mackey,
Trevor Rolle, Jade Basden. Alexio Brown. Shequella, Sherese, Shecoya
and Sherika Collins, Donovon Dorsette II; Davante Bethel,
Kenveronique and Kenjia Jones, Derencea amd McDerbern Rolle,
Antonio II, Antwon, Antoniqua and Dominique Collins, Kyle, Kai,
Aaron and Gabrielle Collins, Uwanka Hanna, Yolanda, Wayde Jr., and
Alajuvon Wallace, Lynden Jr., Jaylin, Larad and Monique Rollao great
great grand-children, Kemeon and Davronique; nieces and nephews,
Ellie, George, Sam, Leroy Jr., Dorothy, Granel, Martha Ferguson,
Tensie, Doreen, James Jr., Joseph, Charles, Phillip, Marianna, Charlotte,
Princess, Vease, Pearlamae, Betsy, Cyril, Mary, Christene, Lillis Dean-
Bethel, Lucinda, Margaret, Betty, Augusta, Fritz, Frederick, Clayton,
Lester, Milton, Rudolph, Henry, Felix, Martha Smith, Madge, Dorothy,
James, Dina, Lambert, Franklyn, Herman, Clinton, Nathalie, Kenneth,
Mac, Basil, Bernard, Edgar, Dudley, Arnold and Edris Miller; grand-
nieces and nephews including, Janette, Christine, Astrid, Melissa,
Nicole, Clarise, Romain, Claudia, Brenda Davis, Tiffany, Sharon and
Marva Paul, Crystal and Dominique Dean, Andrea Rolle, Shawn.
Keith, Neil, Antonio, Marsha, Delano and Kenrick Rolle; daughters-
in-law, Ethlyn Rolle and Louise Smith; son-in-law, Vincent Collins
Sr. and Leroy Jolly Sr.; grand-daughter-in-law, Gardina, Aramentha
and Bernadette Collins; grandsons-in-law, Kendal Jones, Hughie
Rolle, Devon Young, Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis, Pastor Paul
Thompson; other relatives and friends include, Rebecca Williams
and family, Vernice Dorsett and family, Idamae Dunicombe and family,

Mable Rogers. and family,' Cecilia Dean and family, Laura Miller and
family, Sheba Webb and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rolle and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Nixon and family, Pastor Carl Nixon and family,
Florie Mackey and family, Dr. S. Smith, Nurse M. Greene, Eulease
Thompson and family, Cyril Collins and family, Sherene Collins,
Carolyn Moss and family, Mildred Culmer and family, Catherine
Forbes and family, Administrator Alexander Williams and family,
Lynden Thompson, Shanell Cash, Donnalee Miller and family, Sheba
Bowe and family, Administrator Charles King and family, Sheena
Daniels, Father Andrew Toppin and family, Father Berkley Smith and
family,-Edna Russell, Zona Moncur and family, Jackson Jolly and
family, Member Of Parliament for South Eleuthera Honorable Oswald
Ingraham, the South Eleuthera Branch of the Progressive Liberal Party,
the entire communities of Arthur's Town Cat Island, Wemyss Bight,
Bannerman Town, Upper Bogue, Eleuthera

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE On Thursday from 3:00-7:30 p.m. on
Friday from 10:00-11:30 a.m. and at the church in Wemyss Bight from
Friday 7:30 p.m. to service time on Saturday

affectionately called "Cola"

of Graham Drive, Yellow Elder
Gardens, will be held on Saturday 1:00
p.m. at Carmichael Baptist Holiness
Church, Carmichael. Rev. Paul
McPhee, assisted by Minister Wilfred
Rose and Rev. Albert Kerr will
officiate and interment will follow in
the Southern Cemetery, Cowpeh and
Spikenard Roads.

Fond memories are held by her mother, Claudette Richards; four
brothers, Davaughn, Christopher Robinson, Leroy Deleveaux and
Denzil Ricards; five sisters, Dellame Davis, Vehicha Douglas, Ashley
McKenzie, Denisha McKenzie and Aaudesha Ricards; two nephews,
Darano McKenzie and Christopher Robinson Jr.; three nieces, Chanteva
and Antonece Newton, Chevell Douglas; one aunt, Dorretta Richards;
two uncles, Ballie Richards and George Recard; special friend, Ricardo
Rolle "Burchey"; sister-in-law, Norma Rolle Robinson; godmother,
Genevive Brown; a host of other relatives and friends including the
community of Graham Drive, Yellow Elder Gardens.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 1:00-7:30p.m. and on
Saturday at the church from 12:00 noon to service time.






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Independence Drive Phone: 341-4055

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I. Affectionately called
S' i "Winston"
SI of Lightbourn Street, Yellow

Saturday 10:00a.m. at The
Church of God of Prophecy,
Seven Hills. Bishop Clarence
Williams will officiate and
interment will follow in the
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

Left to cherish unforgettable memories are: four daughters,
Minister Sandra Forbes, Mrs Whilemena Henfield, Rev. Dr.
Dianne Gardiner and Dederie Gardiner; six sons, Michael,
Godwin, Emmanuel, Courtney, Clint and Charles Gardiner;
one sister, Mayola Gardiner; two brothers, Anthony and
Winston Gardiner; grandchildren, Eltisa, Latara, Robin,
Devaughn, Romeha, Jamaine, Lakeisha, Serenity, Angel,
Demetrio (Rio), Mychanderia, Toccara, Godranique, Natisha
and Godyra; great grandchildren, Demetrio (Metrio)
Henfield, David Barr, Thomas II, Terran Robinson and
Gabriella Collie; nieces, Bonita Johnson, Dianna Knowles
and Zulmunna Smith; nephews, Bonfill Jr., and Ricardo
Gardiner, Gary and Montgomery Lightbourne and Renaldo
Knowles; grand nieces, Anwar and Cherkedra Homes,
Antone and Asha, Cheryl Knowles; sons-in-law, Thomas
Forbes and Ferlin Henfield; brothers-in-law, Herbert Bums,
Benjamin Forbes and Rev. Dr. Shelton Higgs; sisters-in-
law, Leonora and Nel Gardiner, Vernita Missick, Martha
Hudson, Princess Basden, Marcella Forbes, Deanne Valarie
and Corrine Higgs; other relatives and friends, Delia
Henfield and family (Atlanta, Georgia), Bishop Joseph and
Roselyn Swann, Delores Lightbourne, Gertrude Demeritte,
Reuben, James, Emmanuel, Howard and Enos Missick,
Gertrude Lightbourne, Matred Gardiner, Karen and Rupert
Missick, Bertha and Enid Gardiner (New York), Emadle
Henfield, Fiona Saunders (God-daughter), Shirley and
Wendy Clarke, Deaconess Norma Jean Knowles and family,
Paul Higgs, Ezekiel Williams, Wesley Walkine, Garet Higgs,
Prime Phillips, Cornelius Gardiner, Mr. Thurston, Mr. Cleare,
The Gardiner, Forbes, Henfield, Missick, The Outten and

Hamilton families, and other family and friends too numerous
to mention. Special thanks extended to the Doctors and
Nurses in Oncology Clinic and those on Male Medical II,
PMH, and the entire community of Lightbourne Street,
Yellow Elder Gardens.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE
from 2:00 7:30p.m. and on Saturday at the church from
9:00 a.m. to service time.


affectionately called

of the United States, will be held
on Saturday 11:00 a.m. at the
grave-site in Old Trail Cemetery,
Abundant Life Road. Officiating
will be Bishop Adline Jones of
New Beginning Prayer Ministry

Left to cherish his memories are: five children, Evangelist
Coral, Charles and Cindy of Nassau, Bunny of Miramar,
Florida and Glenda of Daytona Beach, Florida; numerous
grand-children and great grand-children; four brothers,
Rev. Dr. Carroll J. Storr of Miami, Florida, Frederick J.
Stofr of Nassau, Jackson W. Storr of Miami, Florida and
Kenneth Storr of Ft. Lauderdale; one sister, Joycelyn Storr-
Rolle of Nassau; numerous nieces and nephews, a host
of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are being handled by THE CHAPEL OF




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of Yellow Elder Gardens and
formerly of Fair Field Crooked
Island will be held at The Church
of The Most Holy Trinity
Saturday, September 20th, 2008
Sat 2:00pm. Officiating will be
Venerable Keith N. Cartwright
assisted by Rev Fr. Franklyn
Colebrooke, Rev. Fr. John
Kabiga, Rev. Fr. Sebastian
Campbell, Rev. Canon Sturrup. Interment follows in
Woodlawn Gardens.

Precious memories will always linger in the heart of her
husband of 48 years, Leroy Alexander Ferguson; children,
Barbara and Don Gibson, Anthony, Beulah, Leroy Jr.,
Mildred and Brent Evans, Corporal Jerome Ferguson and
Carla Ferguson, Reuben, Corporal 2000 Kenn Ferguson,
Prison Officer Kimberly Ferguson, Nekeisha and Woman
Constable Kristal Ferguson; daughter-in-law: Diann
Ferguson; grandchildren, Zhivago, Don Jr., Theresa,
Jessica Gibson, Anthony Jr., Ferguson, Lashanda, Loquinton,
Laronda, Leroy III, Blake, Braylen, Jerome Jr., Garnett,
Jamia and Sean; sister, Doris Cox; brother, Orville Simms,
sisters-in-law, Ruth Simmons and Julia Mills; brother-
in-law Luther Cox; aunt-in-law, Zilphas Simms; numerous
nephews and nieces and their family including, Huel,
Kenneth, Luther Jr., Venture, Gleka, Sherise, Andrea, Orville
Jr., Anwar, Joseph, Eglon, John, Habukkak, Carl and
Bloneva, Thelma, Patricia, Rachael, Rernise, Verdell,
Eugeune. Oswald, Charley, Seward, Queen-Mary, Borice,
Esther, Annafaye, Melvina, Eldra, Apostle Walter Henchell,
Larry, Leotha, Ethlyn, Predensa, Mae, Kilroy, Rodrick,
Glenn, Herbert Jr., Berverly, Ceola, Julia Stevens, Patrick,
Patricia, Rosalie arid Sherryann; other relative and friends
including their family, Iris, Valderine, Margaretta, Anna,
Orlean, Coretha Williams, Sylvia, Clarinet, Iraline, Basil,
Anthony, Orpheus, Cinderella, Mavis, Delores, Luellen
Farquharson, Evelyn Ferguson, Peter C. Williams Jr., Viola
Cunningham, Pastor Dorcas and Stephanie Thompson, Rev.
Rechville Ferguson, Barbara R Gibson, Victoria Beneby.,

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Fr. Franklyn Colebrooke, David Daxon, Rev. Linkwood
Ferguson, Vernice Scavella, The Jones. family, Hon. V.
Alfred Gray. M.P. for the MICAL Constituency, Archdeacon
Keith Cartwright. Fr. John Kabiga, All Saint Anglican
Church family, the Cabbage Hill Community and Crooked
Island at large.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Rock
of Ages Funeral Chapel on Wulff Road and Pinedale in the
Jasper Suite on Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on
Saturday at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.


of Lyon Road, Formerly of
SBorgne Haiti will be held at
Metropolitan of the Nazarene
S. Church, East Street on Saturday,
September 20th, 2008 at 10:00am.
Officiating will be Pastor Pileus
B Youth assisted by other ministers
of the gospel. Interment follows
in the Southern Cemetery

Left to cherish his loving memories are his wife, lexita;
sons, Vickson and Ismeck Severe; daughters, Merlande;
Delicia, Adeus, Nelta and Anetelie Philistin Severe;
brothers, Sevlian and Harry Severe; sisters, Ehisena Dulius,
Vanelle and Mazelle Severe and Micheline Dieuvieuele;
son-in-law; Petit Philistin; brothers-in-law, Onondieu
Dulcio, Hector Dulico, Bemita Mocombe; sisters-in-law,
Anne-Mame Charles, Syltne Dulcio, Bernita Mocombe;
grandchildren, Jean Razmond Jose, Willinx Joseph,
Richardson, Samantha, Sonise, Daphney Cheesa, Lorinske
and Vicky Severe, Duchley Richard, Tyrese Severe, Shannen
Cltis Prilisten, smider Adeus; friends, Carlin, Line, Louise,
Anelie, Mr. Ahexis Dulcio, Pastor and Mrs. Youth, and
Jean Francios'.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Rock
of Ages Funeral Chapel on Wulff Road and Pinedale on
Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church
from 9:00a.m. untilservice time. .
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L' of Claridge Road will be held at
Holy family Catholic Church,
Robinson Road on Saturday,
September 20th, 2008 at
11:00am. Officiating will be Rev.
Kendrick J. Forbes assisted by
Deacon Andrew Burrows.
Interment follows in Old Trail Cemetery

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Sarah
Saunders, Helen Roxbury, Shirleymae Thompson, Yvette
Cash, Marilyn Pratt and Lorraine Pinder; grand children,
Shabarah, Lashonda, Antonio, Alexis, Euvankai Adrian,
Melvin, Alvarez, Angelo, Cordell and Renecia; (2) great
grand children, Shabricka and la' Shawn; (2) brothers,
Joseph Edgecombe of Miami Fl. and Quebell Edgecombe
of Virginia; (1) sister-in-law, Myrtle Strachan; son-in-law,
Carlton Roxbury, Tyrone Thompson, Ricardo Cash, Remick
Pratt and Aaron Pinder; nieces and nephews, Kenneth,
Karen and Doris Edgecombe, Linda Burrows and Ruth
Bobb of Miami Florida. Yvonne Munroe of New York,
Cecil, Leisie and Johnley Edgecombe, John, Kelsey, Maria
Tasha, William, Dave Melvina and Sgt. 552 Greg Munroe.
Bebra Brown, Thelma Forbes, Janet Hall, Natasha Burrows,
Irene. Johnson, Melvina Staurt, Rowena Darville, all of
Freeport Grand Bahama. Princess Burrows, Lawrence
Burrows and Rosly Knowles; numerous other relatives
and friends including, Lighty Adderly, Gloria Sturrup,
Melrose Burrows, Abraham Adderley, Prolene Smith,
Angela Gaitor, Sharlene Rolle, Selvin Rolle, Insp. Wendell
Clarke, Audrey Woodside, Ken Butler, Beatrice Taylor,
Pastor and Min. Francis Cooper and The New Bethany
family, Mrs. Irma Mckenzie and family, The Rox family,
The Staff of Sir Jack Hayward High School, and Walker
Parker Rox family, The Staff of Sir Jack Hayward High
School, and Walker Parker Primary School, Dialysis Unit
of PMH, Staff of The Kidney Center, Freeport. The entire
7am Mass of Holy family, Marta Beneby and family, Shiloh
S.D.A Church family, Andre' Gittens and family, Staff of

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City Meat Market South Beach, Staff of First Step Academy;
special thanks, Ricardo and All Bus Drivers of Holy family,
Mary Smith, Wendy Rolle, Gregory and Donna Rox and
all Bus Drivers of PMH Dialysis Unit.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Rock
of Ages Funeral Chapel on Wulff Road and Pinedale in the
Petra Suite on Friday from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. and on Saturday
at the Church from 10:00 am until service time.



of Farrington Road, formerly of
Anse-A-Foleur, Haiti will be held
at St. Paul's Baptist Church
Saturday, September 20th, 2008
at 2:00pm. Officiating Rev.
Pradhomme Gladys assisted by
Rev Dr. Robert L. Colebrooke.
Interment follows Southern

Left to cherish his loving memories are his wife, Ceticia;
six children, Mikey, Capson, Ermcy, Jephte, Luckenson
and Philoria Elysee; step son, Papo; step daughter, Leonise;
sisters, Masilia, Adelirlpe, Anne- Mecie, Herla and Hermande
Siffrard; Brother: Tony Siffrard; uncles, Leo and Philit
Gedeus; nephews, Jean Johnson, Charlie, Jean Michel,
Guelson, Aberd, Djoudlin, Calos, Brensay, Lucio, Lidieu,
Sony, Emmerson, Guerry, Woudley and Roudson; nieces,
Amouse, Mirlande, Nana, Nanny, Dachma and Herline;
brothers-in-law, Roland, Charlius, Samuel and Thelamour
Cousins: Conelitha, Leona, Aniece, Dardoune, Gina,
Leonise, Mamoushka and Soimene, a host of other relatives
and friends including, Fiernie, Rosita, Mirlande, Johnior
and Elicer.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Rock
of Ages Funeral Chapel on Wulff Road and Pinedale on
Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday at the Church
from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

'Nulff Road & Pinedale
Tel: 323-3800 or 322-1431 o Fax: 328-885k



MARKET STREET P.O. BOX GT-2097 TEL: 323-5782

Mr. Ivan "the Legend"
Neymour, 67

a resident of Behring Point, Andros will
be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican
Church, Behring Point, Andros, on
Saturday at 10,00 a.m. Officiating will be
Rev'd Fr. Donald Kerr, assisted by
fVenerable Archdeacon Etienne Bowleg,
a Canon Leopold Cox, Rev'd Fr. Curtis
Robinson, Rev'd Fr. Norman Lightboune
and Rev'd Fr. Don Haynes. Interment
follows in St. Bartholomew's Church

He is survived by his wife, Magnolia Neumour (nee) Mackey; sons, Allan
and Ivan II; daughters, Kora Taylor, Carla McPhee, Terry, Stacy, Nadia
and Judy Neymour; grandchildren, Kristen, Kristelle, Kaysha, Kallie,
Kari and Kai Taylor, Philesha and Phileece McPhee, Shane Roberts, Ivan
III and Kiara Neymour and Daunte Smith; daughter-in-law, Lavonne
Neymour; godchildren, Juliet Newbold and Timothy Kabiga; brothers,
Mervin, Sidney, Randolph, Ronald and Cedric Neymour and David Braynen
Sr.; sisters, Fearlease Whyms, Evelyn Betty Anderson, Vernae Moore;
nephews, Henry, Frederick, Joseph, Heron, Simon, Peter, Joel Bain, Elvis,
Frankie; Charlie, Larry, Brent, Derick, Donald, Barry,'Steven, David,
Ronnie, Tino, Torrey, Troy,.Brandon, Randy Jr. Otis, Kirk, Lamont, Deon,
Cedric Jr., Lamont and Lavaughn Neymour, Emmanuel and Roosevelt
Whyms, Brian and Gregory Moore, Trevor Wilson, Simeon Anderson,
Jerome and Jeffrey Coakley, Leo, Bradley and William Braynen II, Michael
Wheeler, Eddie, Raymond, Eric, Jason, George II and David Mackey;
nieces, Pearl Hinsey, Roselda Thompson, Maxine Lightbourne, Maryann,
Joan, Marsha, Cindy, Bhruna, Desiree, Delareece, Kimberly, Shirley,
Monique, Lavanda and Laurie Neymour, Cynthia Francis, Tara Forbes,
Sharlene and Arlene Wilson, Jackie Bodie, Salome Wheeler, Elizabeth
Belle, Melonie McDonald, Marie Coakley, Dora Walker, Genieve Marshall,
Monique Fleming, Cleo and Vanessa Whyms, Dora, and Terah Rahning,
Maedawn Smith, Rosie Blaise, Pauline Cash, Peggy Basden, Deborah
Knowles, Sarah Braynen, Yogah Wallace, Mariam Belle, Carolyn Whyms,
Nurse Ingrid Braynen and Albertha Bain; brothers-in-law, Bishop Raymond
and Bishop George Mackey, Dino Alvin Moore; sisters-in-law, Mizpah
Braynen, Anna, Patsy, Betty, Almarie, Arline, Veronica Neymore; other
relatives, Erma Mackey, Melvenia Belle and family, Verlene Braynen and
family, William Braynen and family, Beechem Braynen and family, Harold
Mackey and family, Arnold Coakley and family, Charles Smith and family,
Ismae Braynen, Maralyn Neymour and family, Robert Taylor, Philip
McPhee, Herman Smith, Mary Delores, Hezekiah and Jeremiah Neymour,
Margaret Sa:ads, Queenie Hutchinson, Clothilda Sands, Arlene Cargill and
family, Mary Neymour of Fox Hill and family, Raymond Neymour, Rochelle
Delancy and family, Willis Thompson Sr. and family, Althea Belle, Iris
Braynen, Tievor Wilson, Hansel Braynen, Maxwell, Wellington, Albert
Braynen and family, the Mackey, Leadon, Coakley, Braynen, Canter,
Farrington, Nottage, Staff of Fresh Creek Clinic and the entire Central
Andros Community; special friends, Ruth Wong, father Donald Kerr and
family, Archdeacon Etienne Bowleg and family, Michael "Early Bird"
Cartwright, Prime Minister Hubert A. Ingraham, Minister Earl Deveaux,
Mr. Ronald Bostfield, father Don Haynes, Canon Leopold Cox, father
Kirklyn and Jackie Russell, father John Kabiga and family, Father Norman

Lightbourne and family, Lilly Brown and family, Fr. Curtis Robinson and
family, Administrator Donald Cash and staff of the Fresh Creek
Administrators Office, Criminal Records Office, Principal and Staff of
Nicholls Town Primary School, members of the Bonefish Guide Association,
Buddy Zamoski, Sandy Sthur, Brian Hodges and Howard and Jing Torn,
Marjorie Johnson and Miriam Williams.

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

Ervin Charles "Ole Erv"
Johnson, 63

a resident o f Ft. Fincastle and formerly
of Gregory Town, Eleuthera will be held
at Transfiguration Baptist Church, Market
and Vesey Streets, on Saturday at 10:00
a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.-Stephen
E. Thompson, assisted by Rev. Basil
Johnson and others ministers. Interment
follows in Western Cemetery, Nassau

Cherished memories will linger in the hearts of his children, Virginia
Gordon, Ken and Junior; adopted children, Monique Thompson, Diasti
Delancy, Michelle, Frederica, Erica and Charles "Jacques" Fox; six (6)
grandchildren; one (1) son-in-law, Charles Gordon; one (1) grandson-
in-law, Raymond Adderley; seven (7) brothers, Leonard Johnson of
Gregory Town, Eleuthera, Anthony, David, Rev. Jacob Phillip Johnson,
Damian Charles Richardson of Miramar, Florida, Christopher and Kevin
Johnson; seven (7) sisters, Matilda McCartney of Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera,
Rosemae Hepburn of Gregory Town, Eleuthera, Ellamae Mcintosh, Brenda
Johnson, Sandra Gibson, Stephanie Thompson and Martha Brown of
Freeport, Grand Bahama; 28 nephews, 21 nieces, grand nieces and
nephews; three (3) brothers-in-law, Henry McCartney of Tarpum Bay,
Eleuthera, Austin Hepburn of Gregory Town, Eleuthera and Garland
Gibson; Four (4) sisters-in-law, Patsy Johnson of Gregory Town, Eleuthera,
Yvonne Johnson, Melissa Johnson and Sharinda Richardson of Miramar,
Florida; one (1) grand uncle, Buck Johnson of Gregory Town, Eleuthera;
cousins including, Roosevelt, Emerson Miller of Miami, Florida; Naomi
Woodside of Mastic Point, Andros, Agnes Darling, Edith McPhee and
Evelyn Hepburn of Miami, Florida; other relatives and friends including,
His Excellency Sir Arthur and Lady Joan Foulkes and family, Mr. Oscar
Johnson and Family, Ding.; Dags, Cleophas, Bones, Younger, Delores
Dean, Gladdy, Vera, Dale, Philip Strachan, Pandora Johnson, Jipsey, Zeke,
Tebo, Harry Miller, Robert Johnson, Dolly McDonald, Chicken, John,
Andrea, Arthur, Gully, Linky, Bernie, Frank Simons and family, Henry
Williams and family, Big 0 family, Rum Keg Crew, Sir Harry Crew, Chico
Crew, Taylor Street family, the Shell Saxons Superstars, Old Tuners Softball
family, The Free National Movement family and the Fort Fincastle family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market -
Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on F: iday and on Saturday at the church
from 9:00 a.m. untirservi,- time.



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MARKET STREET P.O. BOX GT-2097 TEL: 323-5782

Estine Pearlinica
Kemp, 92

a resident of Burial Ground
Corner and formerly of
.'' Mangrove Cay, Andros, will
be held at Zion Baptist Church,
l..., East and Shirley Streets, on
S'" Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating
will be Rev. T.G. Morrison,
assisted by Rev. Ulric Smith and Associate Ministers
and Deacons. Interment follows in Western Cemetery,
Nassau Street.

Daughters, Helen McPhee (Retired school principal);
Thelma Thomas-Rose (Retired senior nurse); Dorothy
Brown (Housewife); Sheila Lund (Wal-Mart
supervisor); Yvonne Bowe-Rolle (Office of the
Attorney General); son, Dr. Derek Bowe (University
professor) daughter-in-law, Norma Bowe of
Huntsville, Alabama; sons-in-law, Nolan Hanna, John
Lund of Galveston, Texas; Anthony Rolle, Sr.
Granddaughters, Lana, Doris, Laverne, Dedrie, and
Monique Hanna, Patrice Gardiner, Claudette Thomas,
Maria Oriakhi, Gloria Brown, Bridgette Farrington-
Sharp, Charmaine Farrington, Deryka Bowe, and Dr.
Yolanda Antoinette Rolle; grandsons, Thomas, Gary,
Brian, and Kendal Hanna, Jacob and Philip McPhee,
Fredrick farrington, Mark Lund, Derek Bowe Jr. and
Anthony Rolle Jr.; step-daughter, Stephanie Lewis;
sisters, Inez Bodie, Florine Bell; sister-in-law,
reverend Dr. Lavania Stewart.

She is also survived by 21 great-grandchildren, and
20 great-great grandchildren, Mama loved her family
and friends dearly; other relative and friends
including, Rudolph Levarity, Sr., Bishop Charles
Gardiner, Sr., Raymond Oriakhi, Sr., Lindell Hanna,
Zelma Levarity, The Green family, including Bishop
Samuel Green, Coreen Cox, Kirklyn Barr, and Carolyn
ne nsoan aieBt.udiagn eol a Rolle,
Elaine Johnson, and Lorraine Bastian; The Rolle

family, including, Laurene Clarke, Victor Rolle, and
Ruth Pinder, The Bodie family, including Ironaca
Morris-Baker, Ruth White of Florida, Reverend
Rubyann Cooper, and Reverend Irene Coakley, Justice
Emmanuel Osadebay and Mrs. Osadebay, Justice
Joseph Strachan (Retired), Mrs. Strachan, the Coakley
family and Mr. Maxwell Turner, Also dear to Mama
were the officers and members of Zion Baptist Church,
Zion Baptist Prayer Band, and Zion Baptist Outreach
Ministry, officers and members of Church of God Lily
in the Valley Comer, Lizzy Bastian family, Alice Rolle
and family, Reverend David and Selina Johnson and
family, the Bowe family, Dean Patrick Adderley, the
Hon. Perry G. Christie and Mrs. Bemadette Christie,
Father Michael Gittens, Vicor Christ Church Cathedral,
Apostle Leon Wallace, Gabrielle Knowles and family,
and Zendal Forbes, she loved her Straw Market family
including, Reverend Irene Rolle, Adebelle Curry,
Esther Thompson, Marva Thompson, Celestine Eneas,
Diana Thompson and family, Hon. Telator Strachan,
Bulah Sutherland, Margarita Small, Rea Rolle, Venus
Ryan, Beverly Smith, Sylvia Wilson, Dona Patton,
Mary Pratt, Brenda Wilson, Hasel Armbrister, Mrs.
Gretal, Mrs. Brizette, Reverend Elizabeth Pinder,
Patience Stubbs, and a host of others, Mama's Burial
Ground Comer neighbors and friends included, Betty
Knowles and family, the Ferguson family, Dudley
Cooper and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dean, the Armbrister
family, Evelyn Johnson, Mrs. Penn and family, Mrs.
Rahming and family, Mrs. Hepburn and family, Ann
Johnson, the Rose family, Mrs. Taylor and family,
Barry Nairn and family, Joseph Johnson, Michael
Rolle, Walter Henderson and Andrew Rolle, and the
Young Street friends; caregivers, Rosemary Mackay,
Great Commission Ministries, Good Samaritan Senior
Citizens Home, Staff on the Female Medical Ward II
at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's
Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00
p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. 12:00
noon and at the church from 1:00 p,m.untiLservice




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8:00 a.m. Divine Worship Service
Rev. Dr. Stephen E. Thompson
11:00 a.m. Divine Worship Service
Rev. Brazil McDonald

5:00 p.m. Anniversary Parade
Route: West on Vesey Street, south on Baillou Hill Road, east on Wulff Road, north on
East Street, west on Ross Corner, north on Market Street, ending at the church.


22nd September, 2008
Rev. Trejean Jadorette
New Covenant Baptist Church
Nassau, Bahamas

Wednesday 24th September, 2008
Speaker: Pastor Livingston Edwards
Assistant Pastor, Grace Baptist Church
Abaco, Bahamas

Friday 26th September, 2008
Youth Explosion

Sunday 28th September, 2008
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Stephen E. Thompson

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Leading pastor takes a look at



Kingdom Will
"H Come", written
by Bishop Simeon B Hall,
senior pastor of New
Covenant Baptist Church,
holds the answers to the answers to the
questions about the kingdom
of heaven and how residents
of the kingdom should live.

"This book carries the entire concept of
what God is seeking to establish," Bishop
Hall said.
As part of his own desire to grow in the
knowledge and grace of the Lord, Bishop
Hall began a study of the kingdom of
heaven. He quickly discovered however,
that there was little information to be had.
As a result, Bishop Hall began work on
the book, realizing that with the text, he
would also be helping other Christians
gain a better understanding of the subject.
Bishop Hall said that his inspiration also
came from a sermon that he did on the
kingdom at Bahamas Faith Ministries
For readers, "How The Kingdom Will
Come" acts as a guide for Christians today,
emphasizing the way they should act, live,
and conduct themselves as representa-
tives of the kingdom. It also teaches that
wherever a believer may go, the kingdom
of God is given dominion.
Readers will gain insight on how this
new knowledge can be applied to daily liv-
ing, Bishop Hall said. "People will get a
kingdom concept and whoever reads the
book will be able to make a personal
application to their daily lives. They Will
internalized some of the kingdom rituals."
One of the main points that Bishop Hall
captures in the book is the releasing of a
personal kingdom, saying that when it's
time for the kingdom of God to come,
one's personal kingdom must go.
Along with this most recent, work,
Bishop Hall is also the author of "Sermons
from a Bahamian Pulpit" and "When
Eagles Stir Their Nests".
"When Eagles Stir Their Nests"
instructs believers on God's design for
their independence. "There is a concept in
scripture that says that the only way eagles
teach their eaglets how to fly is by throw-
ing them out of the nest. This is what God
does to his people. God may try to teach
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biblical perspective.
Looking to "take up the pen" at
least one more time, Bishop Hall
hopes to write his autobiography
before he retires, which he said will
take place in due time. In it, he hopes
to share his past and present experi-
ences, and his life as a minister.
As for his latest work, Bishop Hall
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THE word of God is spirit, life and
truth for us who believe. It has the abil-
ity to encourage the very soul of a man
and challenge his existence.
Recently, I was delighted to listen to
a two part sermon that explained the
state and mindset of .Naaman the
story can be found in II Kings 5. The
first part concluded that while having
leprosy Naaman was a very successful
man. He did not let his deficit stop
him from his accomplishments.
More of us today need to have that
mindset. That in spite of what may be
going on around me or happening to
me I will overcome and do the things
that God requires of me.
Someone once said, "if life throws
lemons at you use it to make lemon-
ade ", which means always moving for-
ward, not letting anything stop you
from doing what you have to do. Or
making due with what you have -
making good as much as you can with
whatever you have.
We must come to the place where,
hell or high water, whatever it takes, it
will get done. It is naive to think that
obstacles won't occur, they will.
Murphy's Law says, "Anything that
can go wrong will go wrong". I believe
that sometimes God allows things to
go wrong so that we may become
stronger and wiser and that we would
know what to do the next time an
obstacle arises.
The number one goal stopper and
destiny killer for many is attitude. I
remember my high school homeroom
teacher always saying to my class-
mates and I that, "your attitude will
I determined you altitude". I under-
stood that to mean that how I see and
feel towards things will decide if it will
happen or not.
r For example, if I got a disappointing
"C" grade on an exam, the next time I
sat an exam I would work even hard-
er, in the hope of improving upon that
grade. This is an example of being
determined to do what needs to be
done, but too often we allow the
smallest thing to get in our way and to
stop us from doing what we have to
It's raining
The sun to hot
She doesn't like me
He said that to me.
Listen people, I have come to the
conclusion that if it ain't God keep it
to yourself. Or, if it isn't something to
encourage you forget it. Times are
serious and short. Tomorrow is prom-

SEE page 28

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Thursday, September 18, 2008 PG 23

Transformational leaders are badly

needed in the Bahamian church arena

I have been asked, what do you meatn
when you refer to yourself, at the end of
your articles, as a Transformational
Leader? I thought to answer that ques-
tion in this three-part series on the sub-
ject of Transformational Leadership.
IN my book entitled, -"Why Johnny
Can't Lead The Leadership Gap In
Churches", I defined leadership as fol-
lows: "Leadership is the art of motivat-
ing and inspiring people; it keeps them
moving in the right direction. It
involves coping with and setting the
direction of change, and effectively
responding to basic 'human needs, val-
ues and emotions of the members.
Leadership concerns itself with satisfy-
ing people's needs for achievement,
and gives to them a sense of belonging,
self-esteem, recognition and a feeling
of control over their own affairs and
Leadership is hard work. Leadership
in the religious environment is "extra
hard labour!" I applaud people with
the courage to lead within the context
that I have described above. However,
the work and leadership most of these
leaders perform is the never-ending
(and, for some, their divinely-inspired
and mandated) task of maintaining and
perpetuating the "status quo", which,
in some cases, some have helped to
establish with their very-own hands!
What those leaders practice is what I
term, "status-quo leadership" they are
'status-quo maintenance men and
women'. The church of Jesus Christ
does not need any more maintenance
leaders. The church, and the 'harvest'
of Matthew 9:37 is in dire need of
'transformational' leaders the.kind of
leadership Jesus demonstrated when
He came to earth. He came with a
transformational mind-set and man-
date -to transform the "old" into the
"new" and He did just that!
The expression, the 'status quo' is
described in most dictionaries as, "a
state of affairs or a set of conditions
which exist now, or exist at a particular
period of time". When I speak of the
status quo here, I am talking about the
existing state of affairs within a church
organisation (both formally and infor-
mally), its structure, polity, practices,
politics and overall culture.
Nickname it "the system" or some-
thing else if you like, but within this
organisation, people are elevated to
positions which give them complete or
partial oversight over the status quo.
Their job is to see that the system con-
tinues to be maintained in its present
form or as it was f, l0@( o
one is against a little polshin'g here and


there a new programme or additions
and inconsequential subtractions from
the programme which, by the way,
often legitimizes the existence of a new
position holder or appointee in a par-
ticular position.
Overall, though, the status quo must
remain as is that's why leaders always
talk about bringing in people "with
their heart" or who "feel their passion",
etc. Such leaders can depend on these
people to keep things just as they are
and accelerate efforts toward sustaining
'more of the same". .
Then, leaders recruit, and install,
when and wherever possible, leaders
just like themselves! So a person might
be promoted (elevated or appointed) as
a new precinct or ministry leader or
chief bishop or national overseer or
church bishop over a number of church-
es or the new leader of a sole propri-
etorship-type, that is, 'sole-proprietor-
ship', family-owned and operated-type
church, but there will be the regular
"business as usual" activities and addi-
tional activities nicknamed "progress".
Maintaining the status quo as a 'status
quo leader' is honourable, and lots of
very honourable people are needed to
support this type of leadership gifting.
Organisational structures, once estab-
lished and rooted, (you know they are
rooted because you hear about these
large numbers when their anniversaries
are advertised for all to know how deep
their roots are), must be maintained by
'maintenance leaders' men and
women which management theorists
and other writers of this subject call,
"transactional leaders". There is a place
for everyone's gift in the body of Christ.
We give God thanks for these, gifts in
the Body, which are everywhere, in
every church organisation all over the
Bahamas and, I would guess, the world!
Have you ever heard a person from
the religious or 'secular job arena
remark, 'If you don't want too many
changes, don't place 'person X' in
charge? Have you ever heard of or been
the person warned by a high-ranking
superior officer that, if you continue to
function as you do, (which means 'rock
the -boat'. or upset the 'status quo' or -
stand up for or take a position on mat-
ters and procedures which are supposed
to be handled in a certain standard and
bureaucratic .o-',undercover' way),-that
you will never get promoted, or the

political machinery (or 'the system')
will turn against you? I vividly recall
hearing words like these twice: from a
(now-retired), then deputy permanent
secretary and again from a former
chairman of a public corporation, who
was a member of parliament for an
inner-city area.
Certain persons clashed with 'the sys-
tem' because they had a low tolerance
for it or for the 'same-old, same old', to
use a little euphemism. That was prob-
ably because there was a transforma-
tional leader living inside of them and
they just couldn't help themselves! .
One thing is certain, and that is that
'working in the harvest' are droves of
'status-quo leaders', with quite a num-
ber 'living high and mighty' personal
lifestyles: They don't want anyone to
'rock the boat'; they don't want anyone
discussing issues about the religious
community in newspapers or books,
and they don't want newspaper
reporters writing on any subject that
they feel would 'rock the boat' or open
people's eyes...In fact, there are those

who cannot stand anything which
resembles criticism, even if it is quite
constructive. They react, and reported-
.ly, 'erupt' by 'spewing hot lava' during
their sermon, deliveries, letting every-
one know exactly what is bugging
What the church of Jesus Christ
needs is transformational leaders and
transformational leadership!
In part two of this series, I will be dis-
cussing some 'Principles of
Transformational Leadership', as I see
it! Please keep an eye out for that pres-

-* Albert S Ferguson, BSc, hons, MBA,
PhD, JP is an entrepreneur, a minister of
religion, a former senior/executive-level
manager at BEC, a former college professor
of management studies (who has taught in
the USA and in the Bahamas), an author,
transformational leader and motivational
speaker Address comments to email:
albertsferguson@gmail.com or-write to PO
Box EE-16333, Nassau.

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PG 24 Thursday, September 18, 2008


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Good Life

DESPITE the criticisms and persecutions
that the church has to endure, Yeshuwa
Messiah Jesus the Christ will always see
to it that His men and women of God are
well cared for.
I am one of the first to agree that there
are some wolves dressed in sheep's cloth-
ing among the household of faith the
church but that does not nullify the
power of our God when it comes to lav-
ishing His blessings and favour upon His
In reading this article if you are among
the crowd that has a problem with the
men and women of God living in fine
homes, driving and flying around in the
very best that the world has to offer, you
are in for a rude awaking, for you haven't
seen anything yet; the best is yet to come.
During your time of player hating and
criticizing God's servants take a few min-
utes and ask Yahweh, the God of
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob all prosper-
ous and wealthy men to give the revela-
tion as it relates to part b of John 10:10,
which states, I am come that they might
have life, and that they might have it more
abundantly. -
The life that Yeshuwa is speaking of in
the Greek is: zoe, dzo-ay'; which means
the God kind of life, where there is noth-
ing missing, nothing lacking and nothing
Yeshuwa went on to even magnify this
life that He's talking about by stating how
His disciples should have it more abun-
In the Greek this word abundantly is:
perissos, per-is-sos'; which has several
1) superabundant in quantity
2) superior in quality
3) exceeding, abundantly, above
4) life with an advantage
Again, I do agree that from before and
even during the time that our Lord and
Saviour walked the earth there were and
to this very day are yet some wolves in
sheep's clothing that have worked their.
way into church leadership. Please,
please; let me stress this again because
there are some wolves among us; that
does not nullify God's power in blessing
and showing uncommon favour to His
servants. At times God's .blessings .and
favour upon those whom He has chosen
may even be difficult for some Christians
to understand.
I find it rather amazing that the world
has no problem with drug dealers living
in the best homes, driving the best vehi-
cles and wearing the best clothes. The
politicians John McCain and some of
our politicians can have several homes
and that's okay; but God forbid that a
man or woman of God should live in a
house worth about $2 million, everybody
wants to have a "fitz".
Listen to what Yeshuwa says about
those who are faithful to His cause and
the gospel. .,.,. -


say unto you, There is no man that hath
left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father,
or mother, or wife, or children, or lands,
for my sake, and the gospel's,
But he shall receive an hundredfold now
in this time, houses, and brethren, and sis-
ters, and mothers, and children, and lands,
with persecutions; and in the world to
come eternal life.
Here's a fact that most people don't
know; Yeshuwa Messiah, Jesus the Christ,
taught more on the principle of money
and. being a good steward than He did
about going to heaven.
In referring to the righteous man that
delights in God's word here's what Psalm
112:1-3, says;
.:1 Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man
thatfeareth the Lord, that delighteth great-
ly in his commandments.
:2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth:
the generation of the upright shall be
:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his
house: and his. righteousness endureth for
There was an old stinking way of think-
ing that ran through the church years ago
of which the world system is trying to res-
urrect. It goes something like this in refer-
ring to the pastors, "Lord, you keep them
humble and we will keep them poor".
There are no worldly kings whose chil-
dren are living beneath their privileges; if
there are children of kings who are living
beneath their privilege it would be con-
sidered an indictment against their father
and his kingdom. Here's how Yeshuwa
puts it, from the New Living Translation
of the bible.
Matthew 7;
:9 You parents, if your children ask for a
loaf of bread, do you give them a stone
:10 Or if they ask for a fish, do you give
them a snake? Of course not!
:11 If you sinful people know how to
give good gifts to your children, how much
. more will your heavenly Father give good
gifts to those who ask him.
Need I say more as it relates to God's
people living the good life?

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with the family of Kingdom Minded
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Thursday, September 18, 2008 PG 25

Keeo me safe


Why, 0 Lord, have those who afflict
me increased in number? Many rise up
against me. Many say to my soul, there is
no salvation for him in his God.
But you, 0 Lord, are my protector, my
glory and the one who lifts up my head.
I have cried to the Lord with my voice,
and he heard me from his holy mountain.
I have slept and deeply; and I have risen
up because the Lord has protected me.
I will not fear the thousands of people
surrounding me: arise, 0 Lord, make me
safe, 0 my God. For you have struck all
those opposing me without cause, and
have broken the teeth of sinners.
Salvation is of the Lord, and your bless-
ing is upon your people.
MANY Bahamians are now breath-
ing a sigh of relief that Ike has finally


passed by the Bahamas. We are all con-
cerned about the welfare of our broth-
ers and sister in Inagua who were dev-
astated by Hurricane Ike, however as a
people we still have much to be thank-
ful to God for when we look at our
neighbours in Cuba and Haiti.
When I called a friend in Crooked
Island to inquire about her family, she
replied that they were all well because,
"whom God kept was well kept".
My sister in Eleuthera, when I tele-
phoned her before the storm, informed
me that they had made all the neces-
sary preparation, but she was confi-
dent that the hurricane would not pass

that island. She was convinced that like
David in Psalm 3, God would not allow
it to because he would preserve and
save them from any impending perils.
Most of us in this country have a deep
and abiding faith that God will keep us
safe while any tempest is passing.
In Psalm 3 we are reminded that no
matter the tempest, God will bring us
through life's downpours and we will
see the light again. We are also com-
forted by the words that we are not to
be discouraged by the wind and the
waves, they are not meant to kill us, but
only to lead us to higher ground in the
Master. In the midst of inner pain and
outward humiliation, the Lord can lift
us up from any turmoil. So regardless
of whatever personal battles we face
God can still help us smile through the
God and God alone is the only one

who can sustain and maintain us during
our trails and tribulation. Hurricanes
are created when a cool wind hovers
over warm waters, and just like a natu-
ral disaster, chilly trails can upset our
comfort zone, creating life's greatest
storms. But for us believers, regardless
of the severity of any trail, despite how
heavy troubles weigh in on life's scale,
one thing is certain: we will survive, and
begin again, after the storm.
I know it is easier said than done,
especially for those residents in Inagua,
but for us from Eleuthera we would
have experienced Hurricanes Andrew
and Floyd and God brought us through
and stuck with us every step of the way.
And He is still with us, so I am confi-
dent the same God will be with anyone
who chooses to put their trust in him, so
again let us begin again after whatever
storm may come our way.




1. Youngsters who
received school supplies
from the church pose in
front of the altar.

2. Pictured is a table full
of school supplies about
to be blessed by Chester
Burton, priest in charge,
St Saviour, Cat Island.

3. Cat Island students
form a line as they get
ready to pick up their
school supplies.

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The cost of discipleship

If any want to be my followers, let
them deny themselves and take up their
cross and follow me. (Matthew 16:24)

PETER had just made a profound
declaration of Jesus as the Messiah, the
Son of God, but now that Jesus spoke
to them of His impending Passion,
Peter could not accept a crucified
Saviour. He rejected out of hand Jesus'
prediction of suffering and death. In
this he is the typical Christian caught
between faith and doubt.
He tried to talk Jesus out of it, and in
that he was demonstrating his own vul-
nerability. It was the same Peter who
had the revelation who said, "God for-
bid it, Lord! This must never happen to
you" (Matt 16:22). In response, Jesus
gave him more than a mild rebuke:
"Get behind me, Satan!"
.Peter revealed the two sides of his
character: the positive and the nega-
tive; his great strength and his human
weakness. And we are just like Peter;
quick to start, but run cold when things
get hot.
I recently came across a story Nelson
Mandela tells in his book, "The Long
Walk to Freedom", that when he was
struggling to establish himself as a
young lawyer in Johannesburg, he
became friendly with a businessman
who.saw the world through the prism of
supply and demand.
One day the businessman pointed
out the window and said to Mandela,
"Look out there, Nelson. Do you see
those men and women scurrying up and
down the street? What is it that they
are pursuing? What is it that they are
working for so feverishly? I'll tell you:
all of them, without exception, are after
wealth and money; because wealth and
money equal happiness. That is what
you must struggle for: money.and noth-
ing but money. Once you have enough
money, there is nothing else you will
want in life".
The advice was well-meant. That was
the way the businessman saw life, and
that is the way many see life today!
But, fortunately, Mandela was an intel-
ligent man, -and if he had taken the
advice the businessman gave him, no
doubt he would have been a very rich
man and a very successful lawyer.
Luckily for South Africa, and indeed
the world, he did not follow that path.
Instead of looking out for himself,
Mandela decided to dedicate himself to
the service of his country and the wider
world. And his service made him far
richer than all the money he could have
This story helps to put into focus the
story into today's gospel. A short time
prior to this, Peter had an amazing rev-
elation. He was able to declare that
Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of the
Living God. Now, according to popular
expectations, the Messiah was to be a
great military leader, another King


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David who would restore Israel to its
former military greatness.
No doubt Peter, being a good Jew,
had this in mind. But this was not the
kind of Messiah Jesus was destined to
be. He was the Suffering Messiah of
Isaiah 53 and the Servant Messiah of
which the gospels write. That is why He
told His disciples that the Messiah
would suffer and be put to death. That
is what God wanted. Not that God
wanted suffering for His Son, but He
wanted to show us the depth of His
love for us in and through the faithful-
ness and love of His Son, a faithfulness
and love which cost Jesus His life.
The notion of a Suffering Messiah-
was entirely foreign to Peter. So, out of
concern for Jesus, he tried to stop Him
from taking such an ignoble path. But
Peter must also have been thinking of
himself, for being a disciple of a
Suffering Messiah was not a role Peter
would have welcomed. And so he
became a stumbling block to Jesus, and
even though he had a very important
role to play in His plan, Jesus was pre-
pared to lose his friendship rather than
allow him to deter Him from His des-
tiny. Jesus' rebuke of Peter speaks vol-
umes of the extent He would go to
achieve His Father's will. Jesus loved
Peter, but He was not prepared to let
Peter derail the Loid's plans.
When Nelson Mandela decided to
dedicate his life to the service of his
country he did not know that it would
mean spending 27 years of his life in
prison. But when Jesus set out on the
road to Jerusalem He did know the
consequences of the decision He had
made. This makes His sacrifice at
Calvary all the more important.
However, when the hour came for Him
to drink the cup of suffering and death,'
He did not find it easy. On the contrary,
He underwent a terrible agony in the
Garden of Gethsemane, and asked His
Father to remove the chalice from
Him. Nevertheless He remained faith-
Jeremiah and other prophets under-
went similar struggles, as I am sure did
many of the saints whom we revere
today. Jeremiah was so overwhelmed
by the demands of his task that he
wanted to pack it all in. Many times
clergy today feel the same way.
. Jeremiah's cry will find an echo in the
heart of everyone who serves God in
difficult situations. It is never easy to
bear witness in the face of indifference
and hostility. Only a profound convic-
tion of vocation can hold one to the
task. But it is comforting to us to know

that even a Jeremiah could contem-
plate opting out.
This is a struggle which we all experi-
ence in some shape or form. There are
things which we do not like doing, but
we know that we have to do them any-
way if we want to be faithful to our
responsibilities and obligations.
Sacrifice is not an easy road. But it is in
this way that our best selves take shape.
This is how one becomes a person of
character and integrity. And paradoxi-
cally this is also the road to true happi-
Our happiness does not lie in doing
our own thing or amassing great
wealth, but in doing what we have to do
for Jesus. The only thing that makes
sacrifice easy is love. Any parent or
pastor knows that! Love enables us to
turn the cross from a stumbling block
into stepping stones. .
What Jesus did at Calvary was an
expression of His love for us and for
His Father. The road to Jerusalem
brought Jesus to Calvary. But it did not
end there. It led to Easter. Jesus sup-
ports all those
who follow Him down the road of
sacrifice, and He shares His Easter vic-
tory with them.
In the Gospel today Jesus asks for
commitment from His followers, "If
any want to be my followers, let them
deny themselves and take up their cross'
and follow me". Saint Luke adds the
words "daily". In other words, we have
to take up our crosses daily and follow
Christ. But to show how serious this is
Jesus further states, For those who want
to save their life will lose it, and those
who will lose their life for my sake will
find it. For what will it profit them if
they gain the whole world but forfeit
their life? Or what will they give in
return for their life?
Most of us remember this quote from
our Sunday School classes, but we did
not know then what it entailed. It
entails commitment, and it is required
of all Christians.
Being a disciple of Jesus is serious
business. Yet this does not mean that
Christians must seek suffering to con-
vince others of the seriousness of their
discipleship. Jesus did not seek suffer-
ing; in fact even He tried to avoid it as
His cry in the Garden of Gethsemane
makes clear. But suffering will
inevitably be part of the Christian life.
For the Christian, suffering is not a pos-
sibility; it is a certainty. The trouble is
that religion has become just "reli-
gion", so respectable that its accept-
ance involves neither risk nor strain.
But religion should challenge and
stretch one to one's limit and beyond,
so that thereafter one has new stan-
dards by which to judge oneself.
There is a religion of devotion, and a
religion of commitment. A religion of
devotion is a religion of comfort, and is
often centered on oneself rather than

on others. A religion of commitment is
a religion of challenge, of -risk, of
unselfishness. Which one do you fol-
But we will not mature overnight
into brave disciples of Christ who are
prepared to give their lives for Him. We
have to grow to that extent in our
Christian walk. At first, we make small
steps; then we grow "into the full
stature of Christ", as St Paul describes
In practice, following Christ means
faithfulness to Christ's way of life: con-
cern for others, caring for others, giving
a kind word to others, assisting the
needy and protecting the vulnerable,
feeding the hungry and housing the
homeless, etc. All of these small steps
add up. And God-is aware of all we do
and think as Christians.
Jesus talked about losing life, but He
also talked about gaining life. He
talked about life eternal" for those who
prove faithful as His disciples in a
world that needs care, love, concern
and Christian witness.
Are you prepared to lose your life to
gain eternal life? Jesus suffered cruci-
fixion for us. He does not ask us to die
for Him or for others, but He does
want us to take care of His little ones:
the children, the elderly, the sick and
confined, the homeless, the hungry, and
those who need us most. He does want
us to spread love in a world dominated
by hatred.
The true measure of discipleship is
the extent to which we are prepared to
go to do what Jesus would do. In every
situation we should ask WWJD: what
would Jesus do? And then we do it!


Our happiness does
not lie in doing our own
thing or amassing great
wealth, but in doing

what we have to do
for Jesus. The only thing
that makes sacrifice

easy is love.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008 0 PG 27

The concept of grace

IN episode #87 of Seinfeld titled "The
Chaperone", Elaine Benis attends an
interview with Doubleday Publishing,
who are looking for someone to replace
their previous editor Jackie Onassis a
lady everyone loved because she had
such grace. Mrs Landis, the interviewer,
tells Elaine, "riot many people have

Elaine: Well, you know, grace is a
tough one. I like to think I have a little
grace...not as much as Jackie Onassis.
Landis: You can't have "a little
grace". You either have grace, or
Elaine: OK, fine, I have...no grace.
Landis: And you can't acquire grace.
Elaine: Well, I have no intention of
"getting" grace.
Landis: Grace isn't something you
can pick up at the market.
Elaine (fed up): Alright, alright, look
- I don't have grace, I don't want
grace...I don't even say grace, OK?

Elaine ties on her headscarf and puts
on her sunglasses. The owner, Mr Pitt,
enters and immediately sees Elaine
bears a close resemblance to Jackie
Onassis and invites her out for a cof-
At the coffee shop, Mr Pitt says:
"The resemblance is uncanny even
the brown eyes."

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Elaine: Well, a lot of people have
brown eyes.
Pitt: No, there's something else an
indefinable quality.
Elaine: Grace?
Pitt: Grace, yes.
Elaine: You think I have grace?
Pitt: Some grace, yes.
Elaine: Just some?
Pitt: Well, you don't want too much
grace or you won't be able to stand.

Clearly, there is a disagreement
about defining the concept of grace,
the amount a person possesses and like
beauty it is in the eyes of the beholder.
It has been said that: "Grace is a truth,
which is like a sea where we cannot
reach the bottom. The more we under-
stand grace, the more we stand hum-
bled in its shadows convinced we will
never well understand it."
Literacy is a modern phenomenon
brought on by compulsory education
in a society, which values both an eco-
nomic workforce and an enlightened
community. Ancient man relied on art

and poetry as a means of symbolizing
man's knowledge of the world and how
he should act in it. The growth of our
ideas about grace has to be traced
through the process from which devel-
oped in Ancient Greece down to mod-
ern times.
Greek learning was fueled by stories
and art about the Olympic pantheon of
gods. An example of their reliance on
the poet's word and the artist's images
can be understood by examining the
concept of grace.
In Greek Mythology, "the Charites"
(Graces) were worshiped as goddesses
protecting and promoting all kinds of
joy and happiness, their names being
Aglaia, meaning "splendour and beau-
ty", Efrosyni, meaning "merriment
and pleasant state of mind" and Thalia,
meaning "blooming life".
In later Greek thought charis also
had the sense of force or supernatural
power. Leaders with charisma could
lead the people. The writers of the
New Testament chose this meaning of
grace as the power of God to enable.
Christians to live a new life in Christ.
Grace is thought of as a gift from God.
So each of us has at least the capacity
of grace but it is a talent that we must
Do we have no grace, as little grace
as Elaine Benis or as much grace as
Jackie Onassis? We may be literate but
we seem not to be enlightened. We

seem not to understand the concept of
grace. It is more than a set of defini-
tions in the dictionary. Grace isn't only
a little chant before receiving a meal -
it is a way of life.
By our actions we will be judged as
either having grace or not having
grace. We need a return to the simple
virtues of friendship to restore life to
humane dimensions and values, giving
attention to the desires and interests of
others. Grace will be recognized in
noble thought, kindly speech, positive
body language and generous acts.
Grace is like the mustard plant that
grows from a small seed and must be
nurtured to grow. We have to start
small and be patient. A good place to -
start would be in the home, at work-
and on our roads at traffic lights and

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

Let the church be the church

FOR while one saith, I am of Paul; and
another, I am of Apollos; are ye not car-
nal? Who then is Paul, and who is
Apollos, but ministers by whom ye
believed, even as the Lord gave to every
man? I have planted, Apollos watered;
but God gave the increase.
1 Corinthians 3:4-6

IT was obvious that like so many
ministers in our churches today, Paul
and Apollos held the same creed;
between them there was not the slight-
est difference as far as doctrine was
concerned. What was different was
their method of deliverance. From
Scripture we know that Apollos was a
more eloquent speaker than Paul, but
when the people began to prefer the
one to the other, it was proof of their
carnality. As the people of God we
must be careful not to be carried away
by the personalities of preachers or by
reasons of our association or family
God's work involves many different
individuals with a variety of gifts and
abilities. There are no superstars in this

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work, only team members performing
their own special roles. We can become
useful members of God's team by set-
ting aside our desire to receive glory
for what we do.
We should not seek the praise that
comes from people, but rather seek
approval from God. There should not
be any competition in the church
because it is not about us it is all about
God. If we begin to compare our selves
with one another we will soon discover
that there will always be someone who
appears to be better than we are and
others who might appear to be less
than we are. However, we need to stop
and think because we all have a work
to do in, th vineyard. of the.Lrd., ,.
Just as the body is made up of varied
parts or members so is the church and
no matter how insignificant the role of

that member may appear to be, each
role is important. When each minister
would have done their part, it is God
who keeps on blessing. In fact the min-
ister or preacher cannot succeed with-
out God. Our leaders should certainly
be respected, but we should never
place them on pedestals that create
barriers between people or set them up
as a substitute for Christ.
As members of the body of Christ
we all have a work to do and if each"
member does his part there will be no
friction or faction in the body.
Not dnly do we compare or size up
ministers/preachers against each other,
we have also begun to compare
churches against each other. If God has
called these individuals to the position
.where they are then we have to trust
what they are doing. Why do you think
that God has to give every leader the
same vision or assignment?
A Pastor's vision may depend on the
locality of his church, the need of the
people at that particular time or God's
plan .for the future of, the, church,.,.
Please do not misunddrstand what w i ain
saying. The basis of all that is done

should be for the salvation of souls, but
the methods may vary.
If a church on South Street has a suc-
cessful feeding programme going on, it
does not mean that the church on
North Street needs a feeding pro-
gramme also. The church on the North
may need a building programme to
create room for more ministry. Who
are we to say that because the church
on East Street has a good multi-cultur-
al programme going, therefore the
church on West Street needs a multi-
cultural programme as well? Or to con-
clude that one church is greater or bet-
ter than the other based on its pro-
We need to look. at what each church
is doing and what God has called each
leader to do at this particular hour, or
in other words we must remember that
each leader, like the prophets of old,
has specific assignments.
Among his assignments Elijah's
assignment was one of miracles.
Elisha followed in Elijah's foot-
Nehemiah's focus was on the
rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem.
Hosea focused on reconciliation.
Zechariah focused on God"
)demand, for justice in society.
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The Tribune

THE 21st Century demands individ-
uals who are visionary, innovative and
influential; those who can make a pos-
itive impact in every sphere. The same
can be said of the Kingdom of God as
it seeks to influence the earth with its
culture by empowering its citizens to
be dynamic agents of change, to make
a significant difference wherever they
are assigned on earth.
The "singleton" or single person is
very much a part of this citizenry and
as a result, Bahamas Faith Ministries
PEOPLE Ministry, (a ministry for sin-
gles and young adults), is set to host its
3rd Annual Singles' Conference,
scheduled for September 18 21, at
7:30 pm nightly.
The theme for this year is
"Single-Affluent-Influencer: A
Dynamic Agent of Change", and the
scriptural focus is Matthew 13:33.
With an important role to play in
the development and growth of the
Kingdom of God, singletons represent
an ever increasing segment of our soci-
ety and are also a significant grouping

in the Church
"Single", for this purpose, is defined
as unmarried adults, 18 years of age or
older, who are single by chance,
change, or choice (whether theirs or
someone else's). They fall into one of
the following categories:
Never married
Formerly married (divorced)
Separated (the separated person is
legally married but living a single lifestyle)
The challenges faced by singletons
are very unique and include: identity
as a single adult, dating, sexuality,
finances, career direction, relating to
parents, forgiveness (self and former
spouse), grief recovery, loneliness, sin-
gle parenting, marriage preparation,
divorce recovery, and dealing with
Speakers for the conference include
host pastor Dr Myles Munroe, Pastor
Mark Graham, from Ontario,
California and Dr Wayne Thompson.

Conference organizers are especially
delighted to have Minister Vicki Yohe
as their guest artist. She is an anoint-
ed psalmist and worship leader, and a
gifted writer with such beautiful songs
as "In the presence of Jehovah", "(I'm
running to the) Mercy Seat",
"Deliverance is available to you" and
"Because of who you are (I give you
This year the conference will
include day sessions and workshops
on Friday and Saturday, with a special
workshop entitled, "How to Establish,
Develop & Grow Your Single Adult
Ministry", for those who are interest-
ed in such a ministry at their church.
There will be a boat cruise on the
evening of Saturday, September 20
and the event will climax with the
presentation of special awards at the
closing session on Sunday, September,
21. All evening sessions are free.
The public is invited to come out
and be inspired, motivated, uplifted
and empowered to make a difference
and change their world.




Cardinals and bishop pray as Pope Benedict XVI, unseen, celebrates a special Mass for the sick in front
of the Basilica of the Rosary, in Lourdes, France, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, as he closed a visit to the
/lourdes shrine reputed for its -healing powers. His four-day trip to Pafis and Lourdes was his first to
France since his election as pontiff in 2005.

Singletons Dynamic

agents of change

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FROM page 22

ised to none of us. The reality is
before each of us leaves this earth we

need to ensure that we nave done all
that God had set out for us to do.
We have to be convinced that in
spite of what gets or tries to get in our
way, we will do whatever it takes to
get our goals, dreams and destiny


Let the church

be the church

FROM page 27

Joel emphasized repentance.
And John the Baptist was a fore-
runner, preparing the way for another.
There are some Christian folks who
can only 'shout' and 'speak in tongues'
when Paul is preaching: They would be
the leader of the 'Amen corner', shout-
ing the loudest. What is so amazing is
that these same individuals would sit
under powerful, anointed messages
being delivered by Apollos and remain
emotionless .with their arms folded,
and some even find it convenient to
read the bulletin message, or the bible
reading they did not have time to read
during the past week: some actually
take a nap. My brothers and sisters,
God is no respecter of persons and the
Holy Ghost is not nepotistic.
In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul compares
the body of Christ to that of the human
body. Just as the human body is made
up of many members so is the Church
and each member has an important
role to play. The ear cannot take the
place of the eye, neither can the nose
take the place of the mouth and nei-.
ther is more or less important than the
There are diversities of gifts, but the
same Spirit... For to one is given by the
same Spirit the word of wisdom, to
another the word of knowledge by the
same spirit. To another the working of
miracles, to another prophecy, to anoth-
er discerning of spirits, to another
divers kinds of tongues, to another
interpretation of tongues. 1 Corinthians
12:4, 8.
In God's Kingdom, there are no lit-
tle u's (you) and big I's. We are all
important in this kingdom ministry.
Many individuals display the attitude
that they do not need anyone else. In
God's business however, 'no man is an
island' you need me and I need you,
we are all a part of God's body.
Check out next week's Tribune
Religion for part two of "Let the
Church be the Church".