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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: October 11, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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Pepsi-Cola Bahamas

is shutting down




will lose

their jobs

Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAJOR international com-
pany has announced that it is
shutting down its operations in
the Bahamas and letting 75 local
employees go.
Pepsi-Cola Bahamas yester-
day said it is closing the company
due to "ongoing profitability chal-
The company yesterday noti-
fied the Ministry of Labour that
effective from November 14, the
company will cease manufactur-
ing operations and on December
5 it will close its sales and distrib-
ution operations in the Bahamas.
Rick Wooten, senior vice-pres-
ident of Caribbean operations for
PepsiAmericas, said in a state-
ment that the decision to cease
production and sales in the
Bahamas was not a reflection of
the quality or service provided by
the employees there, but instead,
that the overall business lacks
scale to support continuation of
local manufacturing.
Despite continued investments
in both physical and human capi-
tal, the business has not met
expectations for profitability, the
company said.
"Probably the most difficult
decision a company can make is
to close an operation," Mr
Wooten said.
"We understand the impact
such a decision has on egnploy-
ees and on the island of the
Bahamas, and we're committed
to providing severance assistance
to help those individuals as they
find alternate employment."
The 75 affected employees
SEE page six

Please#note that, due
to the Discovery Day
holiday on Monday,
The Tribune will
next be on sale
on Tuesday
14th October.

Tribune Staff Reporter
AMIDST an economic downturn and low occu-
pancy rates, Bahamar and Wyndham are contin-
uing their improvement and expansions plans.
Speaking with The Tribune yesterday, Robert
Sands, Senior Vice President of Administration
and External Affairs for Bahamar, said though
there have been cuts in this increasingly stagnat-
ing market, they are moving forward with devel-
opments that will be financially viable in the very
near future.
"Being visionaries we have to find those nich-
es to grow sales," he said.
"Focusing on niche marketing, a market that is
growing, we felt like we were deficient in having
the right type of facilities to adequately cater to it,

MINISTER of National
Security TommN Tuinque~t
said he is concerned ith the
number ot persons accusedd <(t
,erious offences out on bail and
the backlog in the court sys.
The constitution of the
Bahamas stipulates that a per-
son charged with a crime must
have their day in court in a rea-
sonable period of time.
Mr Turnquest acknowl-
edged a Supreme Court deci-

hence this investment and this initiative here."
Workers pushed themselves to complete a 500
ft boardwalk behind the Wyndham resort to host
a wedding in a grand gazebo, 30ft in diameter,
which anchors the east end of the new addition.
The wedding party comprised 40 cruise ship
passengers and took place around 1.30 pm yes-
When the boardwalk is completed sometime in
the next two weeks the western side of the resort
will house a daiquiri stand and improvements
will begin to the resort's pools and restaurants,
said Food and Beverage and Entertainment Man-
ager Mark Hawken.
Guests can look forward to a bandstand tow-
ering above the pool in the rocks adjacent to the
SEE page six

sion that an amendment to the
bail act is not the right Way to
address the problem, but said
he, the attorney general, the
RBPF and the department of

prosecutions are in consulta-
tion to determine what a "rea-
sonable amount of time" is.
SEE page six

Two held in


with murder

of woman

Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE have two men in
custody in connection with the
brutal murder of Sheanda
Lewis, whose body was found
in bushes off Charles Saunders
Highway last week.
Although police are "still
working to put the pieces
together" they say they are fol-
lowing significant leads.
"We are seeing some very
positive and encouraging signs.
However, while we have been
questioning several persons, we
are not at the point yet to place
anyone before the courts," Act-
ing -Assistant Commissioner
Hulan Hanna said.

On Saturday, the body of
Lewis, a 19-year-old resident of
Blue Hill Road, was found clad
only in red underwear. Her
throat appeared to have been
slit.'Police said there were signs
that she struggled with her
A motive has yet to be estab-
lished, Chief Supt Glenn Miller
told The Tribune yesterday..
Police have also said it was
too early to tell if there was any
sexual trauma to the victim,
although the circumstances sur-
rounding her death indicate
there may have been.
. CSP Miller said one man is in
custody and another was picked
up yesterday.
Both are helping police in
their investigations.

Man charged

with murder
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT A Nassau man was charged
with murder in the Freeport Magistrate's Court on Friday in connec-
tion with the shooting at the Pepper Pot Restaurant.
Kema Anton Moss, 29, of Wilson Tract, New Providence, appeared
before Deputy Chief Magistrate Helen Jones in Court 2, where he was
charged with the murder of 23-year-old Joseph Andrecko Cooper of
Coral Gardens.
It is alleged that on October 4, the accused intentionally caused
the death of Cooper by means of unlawful harm.
Moss was not required to enter a plea to murder. He was not rep-
resented by counsel.
Magistrate Jones adjourned the matter to March 11. 2009. for pre-
liminary inquiry. Moss was denied bail and remanded to Her Majesty's
Prison, Fox Hill. '

Ministry officials trying to
resolve health issues at school

Tribune Freeport
FREEPORT Ministry of
Education officials in Freeport
are trying to quickly resolve
major health issues at the Eight
Mile Rock High School, tem-
porarily closed for more than
Over 800 students, teachers,
and administration staff were
sent home last Tuesday after
almost half of the 40 classrooms
were declared unsafe and unfit
for occupation for various
health reasons.
School Superintendent
Hezekiah lean, Eight Mile
Rock Principal Benjamin
Stubbs, and members of the
Parents Teachers Association
at Eight Mile Rock were at the
school on Friday lo further

assess the situation, and to
determine a suitable rotation
schedule for the return of stu-
dents and teachers at the school.
Troy Garvey, PTA president.
said 18 classrooms, including
the Nutrition and Home Eco-
nomics classes, have been iden-
tified as a health risk because
of the serious rodent, bat, and
pigeon infestation problems
He said that the unpleasant
odour and fecal droppings in
the classrooms were -making
students and teachers sick.
In addition to the infestation
problem, Mr Dean said that
major sewage back-ups and
plumbing problems exist at the
"We have contracted three
companies who are now work-
ing to correct lihc,c problems,
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Man shot in night-time robbery of car wash
N By TANEKA THOMPSON shot in the right leg.
Tribune Staff Reporter Mr Hanna said the victim was
tthomnpson@tribunemedia.net taken to hospital where his condi-
tion is listed as serious but not life-
POLICE arce investigating the threatening.
nighl-timne robbery of a car wash Police also reported that earlier
which left a man nursing a gun- in the evening, around 6pm, an
shot wound and several gunmen employee of an establishment on
on thle loose. % East Bay Street buzzed the door,
Assistant 'ommissioner'Hulan allowing an unknown person
Hanna said that around 8.20 pm entry.
on Thursday, Algernon Turnquest The person pulled out a hand-
was at a ca! wash on Talberth gun, held up the employee and
Street when he was approached demanded money.
hbv two o. three men. The culprit was able to escape
hie ,nen reportedly demanded with cash and a camera.
cash from Mr Turnquest and in Police have not made any
the process of the robbery he was arrests, but investigations continue.

in food crisis, Cuba limits sales so all can eat
CUBA is limiting how much basic fruits and vegetables people can
buy at farmers' market's irritating some customers but ensuring'!
there's enough barely to go around, according to Associated
Pi ess.
The lines are long and some foods are scarce, but because the
government has maintained and even increased rations in some
areas, Cubans who initially worried about getting enough to eat now
seem confident they won't go hungry despite the destruction of 30 per-
cent of the island's crops by hurricanes Gustav and Ike last month.
"Of the little there is, there is some for everyone," 65-year-old Mer-
cedes Grimau said as queued up behind more than 50 people to
buy lettuce, limited to two pounds per person.
"I'm not afraid that I will be left without food, but it's a pain to
think about all the work we are going to have to go through," Grimau
added. "Two or three months ago the farmers markets were well-



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MP criticises government

'for not coming to the

assistance of Bahamians'

Tribune Staff Reporter
nomic conditions facing the
country, Obie Wilchcombe,
PLP MP for West End and
Bimini, questioned govern-
ment' judgment in allowing
78 screeners at Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport to
be fired by the end of the
He pointed out.that eco-
nomic conditions in the
Bahamas have fallen to such
a deplorable state that a num-
ber of unemployed women in
Grand Bahama have resorted
to dancing at two of the
island's local strip clubs. Mr
Wilchcombe cried shame on
government for not coming
to the assistance of Bahami-
ans in such difficult times.
"I want one of the FNMs
to tell me tonight why at this
rough time is the government
deciding to enforce the policy
that the PLP allowed to lay
dormant for several years that
requires police domiciled in
Freeport to remove them-
selves and their families into
private dwellings out of the
police facilities. They have
told them that at the end of
the month they have to be
"Where is our love? Where
is our compassion? And
where is our sensitivity?" he
Mr Wilchcombe added that
in Grand Bahama over 2,000
people have had to resort to
social service assistance, with
families having to take their
children out of private
schools and put them in pub-
lic schools. As a result, he
said, the public school system
in Grand Bahama is bursting
-,,a*the seams, with most being

"Where Is our love? Where is
our compassion? And where is
our sensitivity?"

Obie Wilchcombe, PLP MP for West End

turned away as there is no
more space available.
"Men and women
employed at the Sheraton
and Lucaya in Grand
Bahama are living lives of
uncertainty. Many are work-
ing only one day, and if you
are lucky, two days, but only
four hours in any of those
days. They have little or noth-
ing to take home. I asked one
lady how is she making it?
And she told me, 'I am not. I
am not paying any of my
bills'," he said.
Himself a former Minister
of Tourism, Mr Wilchcombe
said he hoped Tourism Min-
ister Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace would find a solution
to the "vexing issues" that
hinder the growth and devel-
opment of the tourism indus-
"He is seeking to place the
country back on course with a
plan that envelopes those
things that were there before
Neko Grant came on the
scene the worst tourism
minister in the history of the
Commonwealth of the
Bahamas. And I want Minis-
ter Vanderpool-Wallace to
succeed because he must suc-
ceed. But we must all appre-

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ciate that even if we get
Tourism to rebound the prob-
lems will still be with us," Mr
Wilchcombe said.






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The Tribune Limited
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Missed opportunities to show some class

THE Republicans are right. Character does
But my guess is that the American people
won't make ultimate judgments on those hop-
ing to lead our country based on where
they've attended church or based on horrific
innuendoes about the patriotism and past
crimes of casual acquaintances.
In fact, John McCain's and Sarah Palin's
McCarthyite zeal to slime Barack Obama in
that manner may have made them miss gold-
en opportunities that could have paid politi-
cal dividends.
If each of them had slowed things down
and uttered an appropriate rebuke when peo-
ple in the audiences had shouted hateful epi-
thets, it might have provided exactly the kind
of game-changing occurrence they've been so
desperately seeking the past two weeks.
Even Obama supporters would have taken
notice, and it would have scored valour
points. Especially, that is, if both Republi-
cans had just had that reaction as an unscript-
ed instinct.
Would that have meant a couple of points
bump in the polls? A tiny blip? No impact at
all? I don't know.
But I'm fairly certain that TV pundits
would still be talking about it. At minimum,
it would have countered, and shared airtime
with, endless chatter about polls that show
McCain lost yet another debate, and others
that show his support slipping in once-red
battleground states.
More important, it would have said some-
thing to impressionable Americans about
McCain's and Palin's personal decency, char-
acter and mettle.
Similar hate speech has been shouted else-
where, including a joint McCain-Palin rally in
Pennsylvania. But so far, the campaign's only
response is a lame statement that it does not
condone "inappropriate rhetoric which dis-
McCain apparently missed a similar teach-
ing moment last November when someone,
referring to then-Democratic front-runner
Hilary Clinton, asked, "How do we beat the
McCain chuckled and guffawed with the
crowd before saying, as laughter subsided, it
was "an excellent question." Much later, he
added, "I respect Senator Clinton."
There were later some expressions of regret
by the campaign or McCain himself. Too bad

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 4TH day of
OCTOBER, 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



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that regret did not include a resolve to handle
similar situations differently.
Politicians don't get it. But American vot-
ers can respond positively to decency, mag-
nanimity and class, even if cable news pundits
and Internet bloggers get more worked up
over crass attacks and mudslinging.
Far be it from me to tell McCain he should-
n't go for broke in the waning days of this
I know he wants to win, and I suspect that
in his sincerest moments of personal reflec-
tion he genuinely feels the country will be
better off if he does.
At 72, McCain, unlike Obama, doesn't
have the luxury of entertaining fallback
notions about viability in 2012 if things don't
work out this time.
If the brightest minds on his strategy team
are telling him he has absolutely no way of
winning without demonizing Obama's tenu-.
ous connections to William Ayers and Rev.
Jeremiah Wright, while also trying to raise
some legitimate doubts about him as well, I
guess I understand. Perhaps, I should keep
my criticism of that campaign strategy some-
what muted.
But where is the old John McCain, who
just months ago, vowed a clean campaign
based on issues and a clear articulation of
his vision for the country?
The old John McCain the highly princi-
pled one might have reacted differently to
this week's ugly incidents.
Anyone with the audacity, bad manners
and bad taste to shout epithets might have
heard a stern denunciation. McCain most
certainly would not be stirring up the furore
that encourages such inappropriate over exu-
The old McCain that people of every polit-
ical stripe once admired might be vetoing
negative ads that pass neither the truth nor
fairness test not debuting new ones day in
and day out.
The new John McCain may very well over-
come all of his political obstacles and become
the 44th president of the United States. But
the sad irony, I suspect, is that the old John
McCain would now be in a much better posi-
(This article was written by Kenneth F
Bunting c.2008 Seattle Post-Intelligencer
New York Times News Service).

Grand Bahama and

Martin Marietta's

Bahama Rock

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I FELT a strong need to
write this letter and express my
feelings on paper. I believe that
the residents of Grand Bahama
are still very much unaware of
the damaging effects of Martin
Marietta's Bahama Rock
(MMBR). Recently Bahama
Rock has hosted two commu-
nity town meetings and in all
honesty I must admit that the
meetings were very disappoint-
ing. The second of the two
meetings was especially disap-
pointing'in that the many ques-
tions and concerns that were
presented to the panelists rep-
resenting Martin Marietta's
Bahama Rock (MMBR) were
either not adequately answered
or not answered at all!
Presently the residents of
Eight Mile Rock have been
experiencing damage to their
homes. Many of the wells in
which residents were able to
pump fresh water have been
contaminated, the pine forests
which depend on fresh water
to grow are drying up, man-
grove swamps where most of
our marine life depend upon
for proliferation are being
destroyed and finally the
ruinous flooding that we have
experienced are in my opinion
all due to the dredging and
blasting by MMBR. The Envi-
ronmental Impactment Assess-
ment (EIA) is yet to be accessi-
ble to the public after numerous
requests for it. Also, I suggest
that the government should
recruit a neutral group of seis-
mologists and environmental
scientists to assess the possible
damage and potential damage
to homes in Eight Mile Rock
rather than accepting the data
from scientists on the MMBR
pay roll.
It is very surprising to me that
MMBR is seeking approval for
expansion to their next phase
(which is expanding west of the
Warren J Levarity Highway)
when they were contracted to
be in operation for a limited
time. They are presently seek-
ing this approval from the Gov-
ernment and the Grand
Bahama Port Authority and no
representatives from either par-
ty were present at the first
Mrs Vernae Grant (MP for
the Eight Mile Rock con-
stituency) is to be congratulated
for her attendance to the 2nd
Bahama Rock meeting and also
the last town meeting which
was held by the Grand Bahama
Committee for Concerned Res-
idents. It was during this meet-
ing that Mrs Grant made a
promise to residents that she
will correspond with the Minis-

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An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that the voluntary winding-up and
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Bahama Rock west of the War-
ren J Levarity Highway.
Mr Walter Reed, General
Manager of Bahama Rock has
communicated to the residents
of Grand Bahama over and
repeatedly that the expansion
of MMBR will provide thou-
sands of jobs for Grand
Bahama but we have yet to be
told what type of jobs will be
available and their job descrip-
tions? Moreover, the expected
date these jobs will be avail-
able. This would be more ben-
eficial to us rather than import-
ing hundreds of foreign
employees to do the work, if
the government gives approval
but I am hoping they don't. A
trait that is typical of most for-
eign investors.
Mr Walter Reed stated in the
MMBR's first town meeting
that the GBPA has issued a
written statement that they
have no interest in the remain-
ing fresh water lenses in west
Grand Bahama. If anyone read-
ing this article was on the island
of Grand Bahama after hurri-
cane Frances in 2004 you will
recall that there was no power
on the island for weeks and
many of us had to revert to
those old water wells to pump
water because the Grand
Bahama Port Authority could
not supply water to the island.
Therefore, their alleged state-
ment to Mr Reed that they
have no need for these fresh
water lenses does not mean that
we have no need for them! We
would much rather have it and
not need it, than to need it and
not have it!
Should the government and
the GBPA approve this expan-
sion of MMBR west of the
Warren J Levarity Highway;
the following provisions should
be incorporated as to aid the
many Bahamians who will be
affected by this action.
A dowry should be provided
by MMBR for young Bahami-
ans who are willing to study
Marine Biology and Environ-
mental Sciences so that they
can help prevent further dam-
aging effects. We need the gov-
ernment to make MMBR
accountable for proper dispos-
al of waste products.
The MMBR must also devel-
op solar powered reverse osmo-
sis plants that will aid in the
restoration of our precious nat-
ural resources such as our fresh
water systems, pine forests and
No less than 15 to 20 per cent
of their earnings should be
going to the government to
invest in two of our most crucial
and unfortunately most neglect-
edissues, education and health-
care. At a minimum, 15 per
cent of earnings should be
invested into programmes to
help relocate, rebuild and aid
in any health related issue of
the resident within a 25-30 mile
radius deemed to be directly
related to or affected by the
actions of the company. This

proposal will be effective from
the first date of the first action
within the radius with no time
limited or ending period as it
is still uncertain the direct neg-
ative result that will come from
the company's actions.
We all know that the GBPA
will grant approval of the next
phase of blasting for MMBR
(they receive millions of dol-
lars from MMBR annually);
however, the real question is:
Will our government leaders
grant the approval for this
expansion as well? As it stands,
they have allowed MMBR to
continue blasting and dredging
as usual after a cease and desist
order was issued by the former
government. Dr Marcus Bethel
permitted a brief blasting exer-
cise for investigative purposes
only. Is the investigation com-
plete? Who gave Bahama'Rock
permission to continue blasting
and dredging! Moreover, in
these extremely difficult eco-
nomic times; the government
has increased the duty rate
from 35 per cent to 45 per cent
and added duty to items that
previously were duty free. (For
example, baby items and school
supplies). Through my research.
I found information stating
explosives and dynamite are
now duty free. If this is not true
will someone please inform the
public because inquiring minds
want to know. How are they
gaining approval from our gov-
ernment? We have to question
the ethics of all those involved
as history has taught us that
many times in our country
money is the underlining fac-
tor of many for the creation of
our unfortunate circumstances.
Therefore, I.sincerely hope this
is not a case of history repeating
itself. How can the government
grant approval knowing the
detrimental affects it will have
on the island and also knowing
that the majority of the resi-
dents in Eight Mile Rock are
in strong opposition to this
How will we be able to
answer the people whose
homes were affected by the
blasting and our children and
their children when the ques-
tion is presented to us to how
we were able to sit back pas-
sively and allow their God-giv-
en natural resources to be
We need the Prime Minister,
the Minister of Environmental
Health, the Minister of
Tourism, the Minister of Hous-
ing and the six MPs for Grand
Bahama to meet with the resi-
dents of Grantl Bahama and
tell us why they are willing to
aid in the disastrous destruc-
tion of our natural resources in
which there is absolutely no
benefit for the Bahamian peo-
ple. Let's not forget that these
natural resources are the rea-
son Tourism is our No. 1 indus-
try. Please do not allow Grand
Bahama, which has the second
largest marine nursery system
in the Bahamas, to end up like
Bimini Bay or Exuma that can
no longer go and fish for snap-
pers and get fresh water out of
their back yards but now have
to purchase it!

Grand Bahama,
September, 2008.

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



Mitchell calls reports of investigation of Hifromelectricitye annuaswage

PLP MP a product of FNM 'rumour mill' and communications industry
MP roducto FNM rumourmill By MEGAN REYNOLDS three years, was most recently
Tribune Staff Reporter conducted at the end of 2007

Tribune Staff Reporter
FORMER Minister of For-
eign Affairs Fred Mitchell
addressed reports that a
senior PLP Member of Par-
liament was being investigat-
ed by police for corruption
during his address to the par-
ty's open meeting on Thurs-
day night.
Calling these reports sim-
ply the product of an aggres-
sive FNM "rumour mill", Mr
Mitchell encouraged the sup-

porters gathered at the Lyn-
den Pindling Centre to pay
them little mind.
In fact, Mr Mitchell even
encouraged the estimated
300 strong crowd to refrain
from depending on the local
newspapers for their infor-
mation regarding the PLP.
"No one has being arrest-
ed, and no one is being inves-
tigated. What we have is a
very serious FNM rumour
mill. And I keep saying, stick
to the PLP websites if you
want to know the truth.
"Stop depending on The
Punch, The Tribune, and The


Tribune Staff Reporter
"I vex 'cause the landlord of the apartments
(near me) built an illegal permanent concrete
garbage enclosure outside of his wall and all the
garbage an' pampers an' tings tumbling out all over
and rolling down an' all our clean and well kept
"The empty lot next door even full up with the
garbage. He mussey ain't know it aint' legal to
build on the road or he mussey know somebody."
Vex illegal tings happening .
"I still vex because dese bus drivers actin' like
they rule the road and it seem like there is no one -
and I mean dese lazy police who is there to stop
"I was driving along Collins Avenue yesterday
and I saw this bus run the red light, not once, but
"He drive right past the nice, shiny neighbour-
hood police van and you think they stop him?
"When is this lawlessness going to end? I tired of
people getting away with dese kind of things with no
consequence. No wonder we in the state we in now
as a country."
Mad Motorist.
"I vex because the world markets are collaps-
ing, more and more people are losing their jobs,
food and gas keeps going up and still US politicians
have time to run a smear campaign instead of focus-
ing on the issues. And because whatever financial
turmoil hits the states also affects us, I am worried
that if a Republican gets back in the White House

we might be in for an
even rockier ride.
"I am wondering
why the American
people can't see what
we overseas see -
things wasn't work-
ing for the past eight
years with Republi-
can politics so it's
time for a change."
Monastery Park.

"I vex because there are too many bossy, back-
stabbing, two-faced people on my job. I mean I try
to give people the benefit of the doubt, but I can't
look the other way when it is so obvious people try-
ing to steal your spot or inch in on your position.
There is this one woman who just start at my job
and she is always asking me what I working on or
snooping around my desk.
"And to make it worse, she brings up my ideas in
meetings. I am not a confrontational person but
this woman boiling my blood and hardly no one
else likes her anyway because I am ready to let her
know what time it is.
"I wish people would realise there are ways to get
ahead without being a snake and walking all over
other people. Whatever is meant for you, is meant
for you ain' no need to be nasty about it."
Losing patience in Yamacraw.

Someone or something n)akq you vex? Send
your complaints to whyyouvex@tribunemedia.net
or by fax to 328-2398.

Guardian for the lies they
spin about the PLP," Mr
Mitchell exclaimed.
"All I want you to do is
simply stand strong, believe
in the PLP, and uphold its
values," he said.
Mr Mitchell was respond-
ing to a front page article,
featured exclusively in The
Tribune, which rebutted
widespread reports that.
police had in custody a sit-
ting MP who was believed to
have been embezzling funds
from a local corporation.
The argument, sources
said, was that the politician
has been under the "watchful
eye" of investigators for
some time and was finally
being questioned by authori-
However, as Acting Assis-
tant Commissioner of Police
Hulan Hanna reported that
neither the politician who's
name is being withheld or
any other sitting MP was or
had been in police custody.
Mr Mitchell reminded the
crowd that the PLP is the
oldest political party in the
country, celebrating its 55th
year in existence. As such, he
encouraged the party faith-
ful to continue to "stand
strong" and celebrate the
great history that is the PLP.

THE electricity, gas, water
and communications industry
pay the highest average annual
wage out of all the industries in
New Providence, the new Occu-
pational Wage Survey reveals.
The industry, which includes
media communications as well
as electricians, water and sew-
erage professionals, pays an
average annual wage of $62,000
to employees in Nassau.
In Grand Bahama, the health
and social work industry pays
the highest average annual
wage of around $44,000, fol-
lowed by electricity, gas, water
and communications paying
$41,000 a year on average, while
the transport and storage indus-
try pays the third highest aver-
age annual income of $32,000.
The second highest paying
industry in New Providence is
the financial industry, paying
an average annual wage of
$40,000, followed by health and
social work, an industry paying
an average annual wage of
Kelsie Dorsett, acting direc-
tor of the government Depart-
ment of Statistics, said: "Our
data is telling you that every-
one in the lighting, electricity
and communication including
how many new radio stations,
it is a lot of agencies within that
category so we don't want to
leave you thinking that we have
identified any one agency
because we don't do that."
The survey, carried out every

and beginning of 2008, record-
ing feedback from employers
grouped into various categories.
Basic statistics on the earn-
ings of men and women show
the Bahamas is in line with
global trends as men continue
to earn more than women,
drawing an average annual
wage of $28,497 while women
earn an average $25,000 per
The survey also shows how
men work an average of 39
hours a week, while women
work around 38.
Statistics show how Bahami-
an workers earn more than non-
Bahamians with an average
weekly wage of $530 compared
to non-Bahamians average
weekly wage of $490.
And the highest number of
vacancies in New Providence
and Grand Bahama are those
for clerks required for data
entry, secretarial duties,
accounting and general office
duties, followed by technicians,
service workers and profession-
als including statisticians and
The full report will be avail-
able to view on the department
of statistics website http://sta-



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Pepsi-Cola ahanm

Nuithib wn

FROM page one

were personally informed of
the decision by Mr Wooten.
Although these 75 persons
are now coming into a market
with reduced employment
opportunities, the news may
not be all bad for the soon-to-
be former Pepsi-Cola workers.
Walter Wells, head of
Caribbean Bottling which
holds the local franchise for
Coca-Cola said that his com-
pany is willing to absorb as
many of the 75 persons as pos-
Mr Wells said he is more
than happy to help out the for-
mer Pepsi-Cola employees by
offering them jobs at his com-
Although Pepsi-Cola is
ceasing its production opera-
tions in the Bahamas, the com-
pany will continue to service
Pepsi customers using a local
distributor to deliver, sell and
service its customers.
The closure of this major
beverage production company
follows just month's after the
country's largest liquor pro-
ducer, Bacardi and Company,
announced its plans to pull out
of the Bahamas.
In August of this year, Bac-
ardi announced that it will
move its Bahamian operations
to Puerto Rico by 2009.
Some 114 Bahamians at
Bacardi were affected by this
Pepsi-Cola Bahamas is a
majority-owned subsidiary of
PepsiAmericas, which is the
second-largest Pepsi bottler
with operations in 19 states,
Central and Eastern Europe,
including Ukraine, Romania,
Poland, Hungary, the Czech
Republic, and Republic of Slo-
vakia, and the Caribbean.
The Tribune was unable to
reach Minister of Labour Dion
Foulkes for comment as he is
out of office until Wednesday.
Calls to Permanent Secre-
tary Barbara Burrows were not
returned up to press time.

I sing to your name, 0 Lord
Praises to your name, 0 Lord
For your name is great and
I give glory to your name, 0 Lord
Glory to your name, 0 Lord.
For yeur name is great and

Turnquest concerned over

the number of persons accused

of serious offences on bail

FROM page one

Said Minister Turnquest: "We're still
very concerned at the delays at getting
these persons to trial and there's no
blame to be put on any one agency, so we
all have to take responsibility for it and as
a government we have to ensure that it
happens. We are also concerned about
the number of persons who have com-
mitted serious offences who are out on
' "We've determined, or the Supreme
Court has determined, that amending
the bail act is not,the answer. The con-
stitution indicates that someone accused
must be tried in a reasonable period of
time we have to determine what that

reasonable period of time (is). Obvious-
ly you can't do it in six to eight weeks,
that's difficult to do. But we should be
able to do it within a 24-month period.
"We ought to be able to get those cas-
es through the system, we ought to deter-
mine which cases are able to be dealt
with quickly, which ones are not, and
move them through the process. And so
the attorney general, myself, the police
force, the prosecutor's department, we're
looking at ways to do it. And so the attor-
ney general obviously, because of the
separation of powers between the judi-
ciary and the executive, will have dia-
logue with the chief justice."
When asked what initiatives his min-
istry had on stream to address crime -
particularly the rising number of mur-

ders Mr Turnquest said he was focus-
ing on breaking up drug cartels and elim-
inating the transshipment of narcotics.
"The actual numbers are not our focus
because really last year we could have
had many more murders if some of (the
victims) who were stabbed or shot did
not survive. What we have to do is reduce-
the level of violence within our commu-
nities a large number are related to the
criminal element, the drug trade in par-
ticular and so our focus is dealing with
that," Mr Turnquest said at the Whyn-
dam Resort before a ceremony celebrat-
ing the end of Public Service Week.
He added that his ministry will con-
tinue carrying out its mandate in terms of
stepping up community policing, police
training, and emphasis on anti-corrup-

tion measures, and acquisition of addi-
tional vessels for the RBDF and reha-
bilitation efforts at Her Majesty's Prison.
When asked what his response was to
recommendations by the Advisory Com-
mittee on Crime, headed by Bishop
Simeon Hall, Mr Turnquest said despite
published reports in another daily a copy
of the final report has not yet crossed his
Mr Turnquest, who recently returned
from a conference for Public Safety Min-
isters of the Americas in Mexico City,
said while, he had seen a "draft" copy a
few weeks ago, he was "pleased with the
level of work" the committee has done.
He expects the committee's recom-
mendations to reconfirm what his min-
istry is doing.

Ministry officials trying to

resolve health issues at school

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and so we are hoping that by
Monday the work could be
completed," he said.
Mr Dean said that the sewage'
blockage and odour in the Hos-
pitality Lab is being addressed
by a local plumbing company.
He said the affected class-
rooms are being sanitised and
sprayed, and pressure cleaning
is being conducted in the sci-

ence labs where the bats and
pigeon problem exists.
Mr Garvey said that the min-
istry has been aware of the
problems for the past two years,
but have been dragging its feet.
"These problems have existed
for some time and there were
two reports issued from the
Department Health over the
past two or three years and
nothing was done to address the
problem," he said.
Mr Garvey commended Prin-
cipal Stubbs for his decision to
close the school.
"We can't keep ignoring the
problem.. We have some 860

students who have been out
since Tuesday.
"The teachers want to come
to work, but they need to know
that the environment is safe,"
he said.
Mr Garvey said the PTA has
agreed to alternate students at
the school, using the remaining
22 classrooms, as well as the
"We feel the 18 affected class-
rooms should be condemned
and rebuilt because cleaning
them will not resolve the prob-
lem," he added.
Supt Dean said the Eight
Mile Rock high school is very


'Sunday School: 10am
Preaching 11am & 7:30pm
Radio Bible Hour:
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2
Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm

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"Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are"
Pastor: H. Mills Phone: 393-0563 Box N-3622

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9,45 a.m.
9.45 a.m.
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8,00 a.m.
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FRIDAY at 7:30 p.m.
Youth Ministry Meeting
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old and problems have been
continuing over the years.
"I don't want anyone to get
the feeling that myseltand. the.
government has totally neglect-
ed the school, we can't do
everything in one go."
"On an old campus like this
everything has been here almost
forever and you expect deterio-.
ration to occur at a greater
pace," he said.

Mr Dean said class rotations
will resume on Tuesday with
grades 9, 11, 12 and 7. On
Wednesday, elasseswill be-ield
for 9, 11, 12, and 8; and oni
Thursday with grades 9, 11, 12
and 10.
He said the ministry has also
contracted a company to-repair
the air-conditioning in the gym.
so that classes can be held there
on Wednesday.


FROM page one

water slide, a 20 ft, dance floor in the middle of the pool and
redesigned eateries throughout the .hotel.
"This boardwalk is a sign that we believe in this property and
what's going to happen and we're really going to go after what busi-
ness is out there," said Mr Hawken.
He said the project was unique because it used all local products
and labour, even down to the 7000 pieces of thatch used to cover the
gazebo's roof.
According to Mr Sands, talks with Chinese investors, who may
come on board the Bahamar project are continuing and progress is
being made.
"We're continuing to speak with them. Those talks continue to
be encouraging to us and hopefully we'll hear from them in the not
too distant future," he said.
Newly weds, Raymond and Jennifer Ely, thanked Mr Hawken for
his hospitality and the use of the new Gazebo.
"The accommodations were great, the gazebo was beautiful an!
the view was stunning," they said. "We w-ere honoured on our
day." --..

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Worship time: 11am & 7pm
Sunday School: 9:45am
Prayer time: 6:30opm
The Madeira Shopping
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Pastor: Rev. Dr Franklin Knowles

P.O.Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712
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Worship time: 11 lam & 7pm

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Place: Twynam Heights
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Minister: Rev. Henley Perry

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


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Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

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____ P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
_m____ Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135
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Prince Charles Drive.
11:00AM Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
Bernard Road
11:00AM Pastor Henry Whyte
Zion Bn3levard
10:00AM Mrs. Minerva Knowles
East Shirley Street
11:00AM Rev. Charles New
7:00PM Rev. Charles New
Queen's College Campus
9:30AM Rev. James Neily
8:00AM Connections-Rev. Philip Stubbs
9:30AM Mrs. Sylvia Beneby
11:00AM Mr. Livingston Parks
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Your Host: Rev. Dr. Laverne R. Lockhart
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NEMA director

commends public

for response to

relief effort
Russell, director of the National
Emergency Management
Agency, commended the public
on its response to the hurricane
relief effort for residents of
He was addressing the Rotary
Club of East Nassau on
NEMA's response in the after-
math of the category four Hur-
ricane Ike, which struck the
island on September 7.
The Rotar-' Club also pre-
sented Commander Russell with
a cheque for $10,000 towards the
hurricane relief effort.
"I must say how grateful we
are for the generous support we
have seen for residents of
Inagua, from school kids, from
communities throughout the
Bahamas, as well as corporate
Bahamas, as well as regional and
international friends and part-
ners," Commander Russell said.
He told Rotarians at the
Yacht Club that he was also
pleased with the performance of
persons of the emergency sup-
port function groups who took
part in the disaster exercise at
NEMA's emergency operations
Reporting on the status of
Inagua, he said as of Friday,
October 3, water and power
were fully restored to the island;
telecommunications were fully
restored on Monday, October 6,
and 27 of the 49 homes of senior
citizens and disabled persons
-have been repaired and the
school has reopened.
A third shipment of building
materials was expected to arrive
in Mathew Town on Monday.
The materials will be used to
complete the repairs of the
remaining homes of senior citi-
zens, the disabled, single par-
ents, then on the homes of the
general public.

Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named Com-
pany are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned at
Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, P.O. Box N-
3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or before the 24th
day of October, 2008. In default thereof they will be excluded
from the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 8th day of October 2008.


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(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named Com-
pany are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned at
Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, P.O. Box N-
3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or before the 24th
day of October, 2008. In default thereof they will be excluded
from the benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 8th day of October 2008.



Liberal Party member
and political activist
Omar Archer is calling
on the government to
establish an ethanol
production field in
Andros and a new min-
istry to deal directly
with energy and technology in
the Bahamas.
Mr Archer said the govern-
ment should invest heavily in
wind and solar energy and the
production of ethanol.
"I think that Andros is the
perfect location to begin, and to
refine ethanol to ship to the
North American market, in par-
ticular to Florida," he said.
Mr Archer explained that the
fields should be established in
Andros as that island has
enough unused land to sustain
the large cornfields that are nec-
essary for the production of
Ethanol is also known as eth-
yl or grain alcohol. It is a clear,
colorless liquid, and when used
to power vehicles, is a high per-
formance fuel that produces.
clean burning exhaust emissions.
For decades, people have
known how to make ethanol
from fermenting and distilling
starch and sugar crops such as
corn wheat, saw dust, compost,
cornstalks, fruit and vegetable
peelings, sugar cane, and pota-
However, education officer at
the Bahamas National Trust,
Shelly Cant, although not a sup-
porter of ethanol and bio-diesel,
considers ethanol a good 'quick
fix'. She said if we want to be
completely environmentally
friendly, we should lean towards
completely renewable resources

and get rid of tradi-
tional ideas about fuel
"Andros is one of
the last sanctuaries for
a lot of biodiversity in
the Bahamas so if we
are going completely
convert that to produce
ethanol, there are con-
sequences that we have
to seriously reconsider," Ms
Cant said.
She pointed out that while
Bahamians must focus on the
immediate economic situation,
they must also look to the
Andros is one of the largest
fishing nurseries in the region
and there are vast amounts of
wildlife on the island. It is also
the source of potable water for
New Providence. "I think if we
are going to spend money, let's
spend it on mass solar power
research," Ms Cant said.
Mr Archer said a new min-
istry to deal with technology and
energy should be created to
address the urgent need for an
effective alternative energy pol-
"A policy has been promised
but in my opinion it has not been
delivered to the Bahamian peo-
ple. We need' a government who
is proactive in its thinking and its

actions. We are tired ot meet- scholarships in tne fields 01 geol- Lmrw.e COLCf
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for analysing is over. Now is the
time for action," Mr Archer said.
He also suggested that the
government provide full paid

"Every 40 years, in my opin-
ion, represents a new genera-
tion. So we today must begin to
prepare for the challenges of


they can think beyond their
trained and moulded perception
of life, and there in lies the chal-
lenge," Mr Archer said.

MINISTER OF Education Carl Bethel (left) listens to country head for the InterAmerican Development Bank Oscar
Spencer, during the opening ceremony of a 10-day training workshop for Ministry of Education Officers on
Wednesday, at the Holy Trinity Activities Centre, Stapleton Gardens. The workshop will cover the topic: "Monitor-
ing and evaluation skills for informing projects, programmes and policies".

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

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

Sudoku Answer


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6185 98
28679 798
1729 2153
798 94 71
69 98 162
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good to win a game in stylet,
but what is triy histok is to
hNe the wdnrki tktlk named
after you. Boden was a min
Viori maiste aind a regiulit at
the famous chess restaurant at
Smson's-in-the-Strand, but he
ws eas ily dmtihed by the ies
of tlhe edsaiul Mophy id
Howard Staunto Het Schulter
has jus castled queen's side nd
probably had visions of atlmack.
bvt Odan's inxxin itreeowe
sequence as slak (to play) ended
the game and is now moro t lied
a lodrAs Mate Ca You wA
out what happened'

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1 He could be
in Madrid and Paris
at the same time (8)
5 French for rain heavily (4)
9 Exult with a number in the
throng (5)
10 The things they're told are
incredible (7)
11 All alone, as Nelson
became (6-6)
13 An impressive time of
year? (6)
14 Musical effort (6)
17 Removed all the crooks?
(12) .
20 Decide to
separate (7)
21 Saw notice on time (5)
22 Cart backed
three feet (4)
23 Irresolution is a falling (8)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution
Across: 1 Side issue, 8 Mined, 9
Hateful, 10 Brogue, 11 Ceding, 12
Lemonade, 15 Colossal, 18 Equals,
20 Engulf, 21 Stipend, 22 Idaho, 23
Down: 2 Irate, 3 Eyelid, 4 Snuggles, 5
Embryo, 6 Enigmas, 7 Adherents, 11
Clocked in, 13 Molester, 14 Elegiac,
16 Seldom, 17 Pulpit, 19 Linen.

1 Container for wine (4)
2 Worshipping a barbaric
rain god (7)
3 Such a course is impossi-
ble to assimilate (12)
4 Having the edge? (6)
6 Acknowledged some well-
known Edwardians (5)
7 Occupier who pays neither
top nor bottom in rent (8)
8 Ruin the riverside, as out
betters keep trying to do
12 Casual observer turned
out to be a Serb spy (6-2)
15 The usual hailstorm? (7)
16. What one may say when
being shot (6)
18 A revolting individual seen
in flight (5)
19 Smaller boy absent from
lessons (4)

Yesterday's Easy Solution
Across: 1 All at once, 8 Farce, 9
Empower, 10 Depict, 11 Steddy, 12
On stream, 15 Reticent, 18 Amidst,
20 Fathom, 21 Modicum, 22 Curse,
23 Dirt-cheap.
Down: 2 Limit, 3 Avowal, 4 One by
one, 5 Effect, 6 Arbiter, 7 Sentiment,
11 Sacrifice, 13 Set about, 14
Stature, 16 Closed, 17 Finish, 19

1 Lineage (8)
5 An excuse (4)
9 Pulsate (5)
10 Energetic and force-
ful (7)
11 Not for publication
13 Judicial interpretation
14 Advertising catch-
phrase (6)
17 Great variety (12)
20 Performance of
music (7)
21 Elephant tusks (5)
22 Cairo's river (4)
23 Distinction (8)


1 Prefix for
against (4)
2 Thorough (7)
3 Bear out (12)
4 To blush (6)
6 State of uncertainty
7 Mischance (8)
8 After second
thoughts (2,10)
12 Three-hulled
boat (8)
15 To alight (3,4)
16 Downhill ski race (6)
18 Of a particular area
19 A kind (4)










words In
the main
body of

HOWmaan. words of four letters
or more ean you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each lettermay be used once
only. Each must contain the centre
letter and there must be at least
one nine-letter word. No plurals.
Good 11; very good 16; excellent 21
(or more). Solution tomorrow.
define definer deniter dent
DIFFERENT dine diner dint
effendl enter entire feint feinted
tend tender fern flend fifteen
find fdin ne fined finer friend
Inert Infer Inter need nerd
nereld niff nitre reflne refined
rein reined rend rent rented
rind teen tend tender tern
tinder tine trend trine

Contract Bridge

by Steve Becker

A Self-Inflicted Wound

South dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
VJ 96 2
4K 109 74
4732 45
VAQ543 TK107
K J64 *Q98
43 +QJ8652
*QJ 109864
The bidding:
South West North East
44 Pass Pass Pass
Opening lead three of clubs.
This hand was played in the
European championships in a match
between Switzerland and Italy.
At both tables, the final contract
was four spades, and at both tables,
the three of clubs was led. The play
varied after the first trick, but in each
case South went down one.
Thle Swiss declarer took the ace of
clubs and led the ace and another dia-
mond, planning to nlffa diamond in
dummy at his first opportunity. East
\von the diamond with the queen and
returned a trump to dummy's king.
At this point, declarer decided to
discard a heart on the king of clubs
before returning to his hand to ruff a

diamond. But West ruffed the king
and-returned a trump. That spelled
the end of the road for South, since
he still had two diamonds to lose, so
he finished with only nine tricks.
The Italian declarer fared just as
badly. He won the club lead with the
ace and promptly crossed to dummy
with a spade in order to discard a
heart on the king of clubs.
He got the discard all right, but
West ruffTed the club and returned a
trump. This left South with three dia-
mond losers, so he also went down
Thus the hand wound up as a tic.
the bad play of each declare being
offset by his counterpart's equally
bad play. Both should have made the
contract, of course, but they went
down trying for an unimportant over-
The safest way to play the hand is
to lead the ace and another diamond
after winning the first trick. Against
the normal trump return, declare
ruils a low club with tile eight and
trumps a diamond in dummy. South
is then on safe ground. lie rulls a
club with the nine, draws trumps and
winds up with 10 tricks consisting of
seven spades, the two minor-suit
aces and a diamond ruff in dummy.
It is odd that two well-known
international stars, playing in an
important event, each managed to go
down on a basically simple hand.
They both forgot that making the
contract is the primary consideration.

Tomorrow: Test your play.
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AP Sports Writer
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -
Cleveland Browns tight end
Kellen Winslow was hospital-
ized with an undisclosed ill-
ness and could miss Monday
night's game against the New
York Giants.
Coach Romeo Crennel said
Friday that Winslow was kept
overnight at the Cleveland
Clinic. Winslow practiced
Monday but had been feeling
ill for several days. The team
sent him to the doctor Thurs-
day for further tests and eval-
Crennel expects the 25-
year-old player to be dis-
charged later in the day, but
said Winslow could be kept
longer. Citing patient privacy
laws, Crennel did not provide
specifics on Winslow's illness.
"His arms and legs aren't
falling off or anything like
that," said Crennel, adding the
Pro Bowler was questionable
for Monday's game.
Crennel said he has spoken
with Winslow, who has had to
play through pain throughout
most of his four-year NFL
"He's a competitive play-
er," Crennel said. "We all
know he has. had some
injuries that he has had to deal
with and he's played through
them, and at times we've had
to manage him so that he can
play through them. We know
that he'll be out there (Mon-
day) if at all possible. If it's
possible that he can be there,
he'll be there."
If Winslow can't play, Steve
Heiden most likely will start
and backup Darnell Dinkins
will get more playing time.
Winslow has had four oper-
ations on his right knee, and
following one of them needed
surgery after he got a staph
infection. He missed the 2005
season because of a near-fatal
motorcycle crash.
Last season, Winslow had
82 receptions for 1,106 yards.

Dementieva set to face

Jankovic in semifinals


ELENA DEMENTIEVA serves to Nadia Petrova yesterday at Kremlin Cup
in Moscow...

Associated Press Writer
ranked Jelena Jankovic defeat-
ed Flavia Pennetta 7-6 (6), 6-3
Friday to advance to the semi-
finals of the Kremlin Cup.
"It was a tough match for me
today and I didn't play the way
I wanted to," Jankovic said. "I
felt a bit tired and was strug-
The,23-year-old Serb will
face defending champion Elena
Dementieva, who beat Nadia
Petrova 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (6).
"She is the strongest player
in the world," Dementieva said
of Jankovic. "She's playing ter-
rific tennis and has just won
back-to-back titles on differ-
ent surfaces. It won't be an
easy match."
Jankovic took the top rank-
ing from Serena Williams on
Monday after winning back-to-
back titles at the China Open
and Porsche Grand Prix in
Stuttgart, Germany. Jankovic
will retain her top ranking next
week regardless of the results
in Moscow because Williams,
the runner-up in Moscow last
year, pulled out because of
After trading serves two
times in the first set, Jankovic
broke, Pennetta for a 6-5 lead
but the Italian broke back to
force a tiebreaker. Pennetta
was 3-0 up, then 5-3 down, but
evened it 6-6 before returning
wide on the next two points.
The 18th-ranked Italian, 3-2
up after breaking Jankovic in
the opening game of the sec-
ond set, saved five break points
in the sixth game before
Jankovic finally broken her on
the 12th deuce to even it 3-3.
The Serb won three more con-
secutive games to close the
Petrova went 4-3 up in the
all-Russian match with a break
in the seventh game of the first
set, but Dementieva won three

JELENA JANKOVIC reacts during a match against Flavia Pennetta of

Italy at the Kremlin Cup yesterday...
consecutive games to take the
set. Dementieva was leading 4-
1 in the second set but Petrova
came back strongly and won
five consecutive games to level
the match at one set each.
In the third, Dementieva
again took a 4-1 lead but Petro-
va rallied back to 4-4 and both
players held their serves to
force a tiebreaker. Dementieva
won on her third match point.
"It was not an easy match,"
Dementieva said. "There were
many missed chances for me
Vera Zvonareva ,also

advanced, defeating Domini-
ka Cibulkova 7-5, 6-4.
In men's quarterfinals, vet-
eran Fabrice Santoro won the
first set 6-3 and was 2-0 up in
the second when his fellow
Frenchman Paul-Henri Math-
ieu, seeded fourth, retired
because of illness.
Santoro, who will turn 36 in
December, won his only title
this season in Newport in July.
,Mischa Zverev rallied from
5-1 down in the third set to
advance to his first career ATP
Tour semifinal with a 6-4, 3-6,
.7-5 victory-over Viktor Troicki.

Veteran deejay,


of 100 JAMZ read to the students of
St. Anne's School and Mt. Caramel
Preparatory Academy at the Pompey
Museum of Slavery and. Emancipation
on Thursday, September 25, 2008.
The Museum is located on Bay Street in Vendue
House, an 18th century slave auction. site,

The week of readings, which focused on slavery, was
organized by The National Museum of The
Bahamas, a division of The Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports & Culture in observance of National
Literacy Month. Dion is pictured (seated front row)
with students from his alma mater, St. Anne's, and
with those from Mt. Carmel.








Gross and Otah

practice, Kalil

doubtful for


- The Carolina Panthers
could have two of their three
injured offensive linemen
back for Sunday's game at
Tampa Bay.
Left tackle Jordan Gross
and right tackle Jeff Otah
practiced for a second straight
day Friday, while center Ryan
Kalil missed his third straight
workout and is listed as
doubtful to play against the
Gross and Otah are listed
as questionable, but partici-
pated fully in Friday's prac-
tice. Gross missed last Sun-
day's win over Kansas City
-after being knocked uncon-
scious a week earlier against
Atlanta when he was kneed
in the head. Otah sat out the
win over the Falcons with a
sprained right ankle.
Kalil injured his right ankle
against the Chiefs. Geoff
Hangartner is expected to
start in his place.



fined 810,000

for excessive


MIAMI (AP) Ronnie
Brown and two Miami Dol-
phins teammates have been
fined $10,000 each by the NFL
for excessive celebrating.
The league said Friday that
choreographed celebrations
by two or more players aren't
After Brown scored a
touchdown Sunday against
San Diego, he performed a
dance shuffle in the end zone
with offensive linemen Ver-
non Carey and Ikechuku

France, Portugal already

lagging in Cup qualifying

AP Soccer Writer
LONDON (AP) France
coach Raymond Domenech is
in danger of losing his job only
two games into World Cup
qualifying. Carlos Queiroz is
under pressure barely two
months after taking the Por-
tugal job.
The two teams are fourth in
their qualifying groups, fully
knowing that only those
nations finishing atop each
group are sure to go to South
Africa for the 2010 tourna-
While World Cup holder
Italy, European champion
Spain, Germany and England
are in strong positions even
this early in the qualifying
stage, France and Portugal
have fallen behind and face
tough away games Saturday.
France goes to Romania and
Portugal visits Sweden.
Defeats will put more pressure
on the two coaches.
While Queiroz is new to the
job and almost certainly will
get more time to get things
right, Domenech already is
barely hanging onto his posi-
tion after France's dismal first-
round elimination at Euro
The French federation
warned that Domenech could
be out if the team does not get
a good start to World Cup
qualifying. After a 3-1 loss to
Austria, France rallied with a
2-1 victory over Serbia, but a
defeat in Bucharest on Satur-
day will send the team down to
fifth in Group 7, with only the
Faeroe Islands below.
While France faces the
Romanians without defender
William Gallas and midfielder
Lassana Diarra, Portugal
coach Queiroz has four key
players missing because of
Ricardo Carvalho, Deco,
Maniche and Simao Sabrosa
will all miss the game in Swe-
den. But Cristiano Ronaldo
returns after a long layoff with
an ankle injury. He missed the
4-0 win at Malta and the 3-2

loss at home to Denmark,
when Portugal conceded two
goals in the last minute.
Real Madrid central defend-
er Pepe says Portugal can't
afford to fall too far behind.
"We don't want to end up
depending on the results of
other teams," he said. "It's
going to be difficult (against
Sweden), but if we play like

we did in our best periods in
the last two qualifiers we'll be
able to win."
Italy goes to Bulgaria lead-
ing Group 8 but with half its
regular lineup injured, includ-
ing goalkeeper Gianluigi Buf-
fon and playmaker Andrea
Marcello Lippi, who
coached Italy to the 2006

world title and returned to the
job after Euros, has a group
of untried youngsters and is
looking forward to seeing
them blend with the experi-
enced players.
"That's the consequence of
the enthusiasm I see in these
guys. We've had an excellent
week of preparation," he said.
"The older players are mixing

together perfectly with the
newer players. I'm going to
Sofia with a lot of confidence."
Spain has a two-point lead
at the top of Group 5 and has
gone 25 matches without
defeat. Vicente del Bosque
takes his team to Estonia on
Saturday and then to Belgium.
After failing to reach Euro
2008, England rallied with an
impressive 4-1 victory at Croa-
tia and now has matches
against Kazakhstan at Wem-
bley on Saturday and at
Belarus on Wednesday.
Germany hosts Russia in a
meeting of the Euro 2008 run-
ner-up and a semifinalist. The
Germans top Group 4 with
four points and the Russians
are a point behind, tied with
With.seven players side-
lined, Group 9 leader Nether-
lands has called goalkeeper
Edwin van der Sar out of
international retirement for
games against Iceland and

Former Olympic track star

sentenced to five years in

prison for dealing heroin

Associated Press Writer
Disgraced former Olympic
track star Tim Montgomery,
once dubbed "the world's
fastest man," was sentenced
Friday to five years in. prison
for dealing heroin to an infor-
"I was blind I never had a
job in my life," Montgomery
told U.S. District Judge Jerome
B. Friedman. "I did the wrong
Montgomery, 33, will serve
the five-year sentence after he
completes a 46-month prison
term for an unrelated convic-
tion in New York.
Under an agreement with
the government, he pleaded
guilty in July to possession and
distribution of more than 100
grams of heroin. He received
the minimum term under fed-
eral sentencing guidelines.
A prosecutor described
Montgomery's athletic skills as
"super-human," but said he
had squandered his talent and
the acclaim and the money that
came with it. Montgomery won
an Olympic gold medal in the
400-meter relay at the 2000
games and a silver in the same
event four years earlier. A dop-
ing scandal wiped his achieve-
ments from the books.
In a nearly empty court-
room, Montgomery accepted
his sentence accompanied only
by his lawyer, James Brocco-
letti. His parents and siblings
traveled in a van from South
Carolina for the sentencing, but
did not arrive before the 20-
minute hearing ended, Broc-
coletti said.
"What we find here is some-
one who has wrecked his life,"
the prosecutor, Eric M. Hurt,
told the court.
He noted that Montgomery's
heroin arrest came as he await-
ed sentencing on a check-kiting
scheme that ultimately sent

IN THIS July 10, 2004 file photo,
Tim Montgomery competes in the
100m quarterfinals during the
Olympic Track and Field Trials in
Sacramento, California.

(AP Photo: Eric Risberg)

him to prison.
"He has chosen to ignore
every benefit given to him,"
Hurt said.
Montgomery, hands clasped
behind his back, softly
addressed Friedman.
"I just want to say I've very
sorry for what I've done," he
told the judge. "I'm sorry to
my community and my fami-
Friedman ordered five years

of supervised release and drug
t Eating after Montgomery
serves his heroin sentence. He
also called Montgomery "total-
ly irresponsible" for fathering
four children with four differ-
ent women, including fellow
disgraced Olympian Marion
Montgomery's heroin prose-
cution is based on four drug
sales he made in 2007 and 2008
in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
A Drug Enforcement Agency
informant made buys that were
either electronically video-
taped, tape-recorded or wit-
nessed by agents, according to
court records.
Montgomery's Olympic
medals and his world-record
9.78-second performance in the
100-meter dash were wiped
clean after he was linked to the
investigation of BALCO, the
West Coast lab at the center
of the steroid scandal in sports.
He also was banned from track
for two years.
While he never tested posi-
tive for drugs, he retired in
December 2005 after the ban
was imposed.
Last year, he admitted help-
ing his former coach, Olympic
champion Steve Riddick, and
others cash $1.7 million in
stolen and counterfeit checks.
Riddick is serving a five-year
prison term. Montgomery's for-
m, r companion, Jones, is serv-
ing a six-month prison sentence
for lying to investigators about
the check-fraud scam and using

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Olympic celebrations start today

Senior Sports Reporter
he long-awaited
celebrations for
Team Bahamas
following the-
XXIX Beijing
Olympic Games are all set to
get underway today.
The Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture and the
Bahamas Olympic Association
(BOA) have delayed the "wel-
come home" celebrations
because of the hectic commit-
meat of some of our athletes
in the 'aftermath of the
Most of the athletes are
scheduled to arrive in New
Providence on a fight from
Atlanta, Georgia, around noon
today when they are expected
to attend a ceremony in the
VIP Lounge of the Lynden
Pindling International Airport.
After that, they will be
escorted through the streets of
the capital in a motorcade that
will end up at Arawak Cay.

* Government to give cash incentives at awards banquet

* 'Geno D' to honour Olympic medallists at live concert

* Athletes to hit streets in motorcade to Arawak Cay

* Discovery Day fundraisers for Hurricane Ike victims

The night is expected to be.
capped off with a live concert -
Eugene "Geno D" Davis is to
release a new song in honour of
our Olympic medallists.
Heading the list of athletes
coming in are Olympic triple
jump bronze medallist Leevan
"Superman" Sands and quar-
ter-miler Chris "Bay" Brown,
who is looking forward to get-
ting married on October 25.
Brown ran fourth in the
men's 400m and anchored the 4
x 400m relay team to the silver
medal. All team members,
including Andretti Bain,
Michael Mathieu, Andrae
Williams, Avard Moncur and

Ramon Miller are expected to
be coming in town.
Also expected are female
sprinters Chandra Sturrup and
Timicka Clarke, javelin throw-
er Lavern Eye, long jumper
Jackie Edwards, male hurdler
Shamar Sands, sprinter Der-
rick Atkins, high jumper Don-
ald Thomas and swimmer
Vareance Burrows.
Female sprinter Debbie Fer-
guson-McKenzie and boxer
Taureano "Reno" Johnson are
already here and will join the
athletes at the airport.
Swimmers Alanna Dilette,
Ariana Vanderpool-Wallace
and Jeremy Knowles are

expected to join the team at
some point in the week-long
Tennis player Mark Knowles
is currently playing in Austria
and is not expected to make
the trip home. But his doubles
partner, Devin Mullings, is
expected to be here.
On Sunday, the team will
attend a service at Christ
Church Cathedral, followed by
a luncheon.
Then on Monday's Discov-
ery Day holiday, the athletes
will be engaged in two fund-
raising activities as they assist
the victims of Hurricane Ike.
The first event will be a

"Meet the Athletes" breakfast
at the Bahamas Hotel College.
And at 7pm, the public can
hit the high seas with the ath-
letes on a boat cruise from
Prince George Wharf. Tickets
for the cruise will be on sale
tonight at the Arawak Cay con-
At East Street Police Head-
quarters 8:30am Tuesday, the
athletes will be treated to a spe-
cial luncheon hosted by Police
Commissioner Reginald Fer-
guson and other senior officers
of the Royal Bahamas Police
While there are courtesy
calls scheduled with Governor

General Arthur Hanna and
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham afterwards, the athletes
will go on an island-hopping
trip from Wednesday to Fri-
On their return, they will
gear up for the national awards
banquet when the Bahamas
Government will present the
athletes with their cash incen-
tives and other gifts that they
will receive for their achieve-
The athletes some will be
getting back to college and oth-
ers starting their preparation
for next year are due to
return to the US on Sunday.

ALL teams and clubs
are reminded that the
deadline for the registra-
tion of the NPBA
2008/2009 season is
Wednesday, October 15.
All prospective new clubs
must submit their applica-
tion in writing on or before
the registration deadline,
for the 2008- 2009 season.
All 'fees and team/club
rosters are due on or
before Wednesday, Octo-
ber 22. Teams and clubs
are asked to contact Keith
Smith, NPBA President, at
323-0314 or Allworth Pick-
stock at 394-6017 or public
relations officer Wayde
Watson at 376-0083.



THE Bahamas Baptist
Missionary and Educa-
tional Convention, in cele-
bration of its 50th Golden
Jubilee Baptist Recogni-
tion Day, will host a fun
run/walk race today.
Interested persons have
from 6am to register at the
convention office on Bail-
lou Hill Road before the
race gets started at 7am.
There is an entry fee.
Categories include 15-
and-under, 19-and-under,
20-29, 30-39,40-49,50-and-
over in both the walk and
run for men and women.
There will also be a pas-
tor's category.
THE Baptist Sports
Council will host a series
of games starting 10am
today at the Baillou Hills
Sporting Complex as they
head into week two of the
Rev Dr William Thomp-
son Softball Classic.

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MARK KNOWLES (left) and Mahesh Bhupathi picked up their second victory and are now into the quarterfinal of the men's doubles at the Bank
Austria Tennis Trophy Tournament...

Knowles, Bhupathi reach quarters

Senior Sports Reporter
MARK Knowles and
Mahesh Bhupathi picked up'
their second victory and are
now into the quarterfinal of
the men's doubles at the Bank
Austria Tennis Trophy Tour-
The Bahamiar-Indian duo,
the number two seeds in the
week-long tournament in
Vienna, Austria, had to go
right down the wire before
they prevailed with identical
set scores of 7-6, 7-6 over the
unseeded team of Martin
Damm and Pavel Vizner.

Knowles and Bhupathi will
play the No.4 seeded team of
Max Mirnyi and Andy Ram
in the round of eight when the
tournament continues today
at Stadhalle.
If they win, they will face
one of the two unlikely teams
they expected to survive on
the other half of the draw.
Top seeds Daniel Nestor
and his partner Nenad
Zimonjic were ousted by the
team of Philipp Petzschner'
and'Alexander Peya 6-4, 3-6,
10-6 in their second round
And Feliciano Lopez and
Fernando Verdasco got a
walk-over against the team of

Jurgen Melzer and Tommy
Roberto after they eliminated
the No.3 team of Mariusz
Fyrstenberg and Marcin
It's the first tournament for
Knowles and Bhupathi since
they played in the US Open in
Flushing Meadows, New York
in August where Knowles suf-
fered a slight knee injury.
Knowles and Bhupathi are
looking for their first tourna-
ment win since they clinched
back-to-back titles in Mem-
phis, Tennessee and Dubai in
February and March.
They are also hoping to
become the fourth team to
clinch their berth in the year-

ending Tennis Masters Cup
Doubles in Shanghai, China
in November. After Vienna,
Knowles and Bhupathi will
travel to Madrid, Spain for the
Mutua Madrilena Masters,
starting on October 12, fol-
lowed by the Basel, Switzer-
land from October 20 and
then Paris, France from Octo-
ber 26. The Tennis Masters
Cup start on November 10 in
At the completion of the
tour, Knowles is expected to
gear up for his annual Mark
Knowles Celebrity Tennis
Tournament that will be
staged at Atlantis in Decem-

Stage set for Catholic Diocesan Primary Schools basketball tourney

Senior Sports Reporter.
THE stage has been set for the rising
young stars to strut their stuff in the
annual Catholic Diocesan Primary
Schools basketball tournament.
The popular tournament that show-
cases six competitive teams from the
Catholic Primary Schools will get
underway on Monday, October 20.
Last year, the St Thomas Sparks,
coached by Nkomo Ferguson, turned
the tables on St Bede's Crushers when
it counted the most to win the title in
the best-of-three championship series.

St Bede's, coached by Donnie Cul-
mer, and Freemantle posted a 5-0 win-
loss record to finish in the top spot at
the end of the regular season. St
Thomas More suffered their only defeat
at the hands of St Bede's.
This year, the two championship
teams won't square off in the season
opener. Instead, St Thomas More will
play host to Xaviers, coached by Nelson
"Mandella" Joseph.
Larry Wilson, former vice president
of the Bahamas Basketball Federation
and now treasurer of the Bahamas
Olympic Association, will deliver the
keynote address during the brief cere-
monies to kick off the season.

League co-ordinator Patricia Coakley
said this should be another competi-,
tive season to watch.
"1I know the teams have been prac-
ticing a lot. I haven't seen any of them,"
she stated. "I'm sure it's going to be
competitive because all of the teams
want to win."
There is one new addition to the
league with Our Lady's Blue Flames
acquiring the services of Rohan Parks,
who came over from St Vincent De
Paul in Grand Bahama.
"I don't know what their team look
like, but I know they have been work-
ing very hard and they are eager to play
under coach Parks," Coakley noted.

This summer, Coakley said a lot of
the coaches encouraged their players
to participate in some of the basket-
ball camps that were held and they have
indicated that they are quite enthused
about their level of play since they
returned to school.
One of the schools to watch is St
Cecilia's Strikers, whose coach Leo
Delaney has not settled in after getting
his feet wet last year when he was trans-
ferred from St Thomas More in a swipe
with Ferguson.
Delaney has had an impressive
record at St Thomas, who along with St
Bede's, has won more titles than any of
the other schools in the league.







Associated Press Writer
(AP) As expected, Mexi-
co is on the verge of clinch-
ing a place in the last round
of CONCACAF World Cup
A win at Jamaica on Sat-
urday would put Mexico into
the next round.
The Mexicans came away
3-0 winners in a home match
with Jamaica, but anticipate
a harder test this time
"It is very difficult to
understand how Jamaica will
play," Mexico coach Sven-
Goran Erikssofi said. "The
truth is, it is complicated."
After three matches, Mex-
ico leads the four-team
Group 2 with nine points,
three ahead of Honduras.
Canada and Jamaica drew 1-
1 and have one point each.
Since losing to Mexico,
Jamaica has made several
changes, included firing
Rene Simoes as head coach
and replacing him with inter-
im coach Theodore Whit-
"We know that he (Whit-
more) has called new players
who were not a part of the
first set of games; therefore
they are a rival we know
very little about," Eriksson
Giovani dos Santos, Car-
los Vela and Rafael Mar-
quez will lead Mexico's bid
for victory. "I think we wil
secure qualification against
Jamaica," the Swede Wdded.
"After that I think the game
against Canada wi.I be very
easy, although al'23 players
are in consideration for the
Whitmore believes his
squad, led by Jamal Ryce-
Campbell, Ricardo Fuller,
Luton Shelton and Damion
Stewart, is capable of beat-
ing Mexico. "We're gunning
for those three points and
nothing less," Whitmore
said. "Nothing less will be
tolerated come Saturday,
and I think the players have
given me the encouragement
that they can take these
three valuable points."


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THE Royal Bank of Canada this week
unveiled a $1.1 million investment in Abaco
with the opening of its newest branch office.
RBC has had a presence in Abaco since
1988 and has been serving people in the
Bahamas for the past 100 years.
The first branch in Marsh Harbour was
around 2,400 square feet, but RBC's new
home is nearly three times this size and
demonstrates the bank's growth in that com-
Construction for the new banking centre
began in early 2007 and was completed in
September, 2008.
Vice-president and country head of RBC
Nathaniel Beneby said this branch opening
represents yet another historic event in the
long partnership between RBC and the
Bahamas, in particular the community of
"This year will make a century since we
began serving clients in the Bahamas," he 1
"We opened our first office in Abaco
exactly 20 years ago, so it is fitting that today
we are relocating our main Abaco branch to
a new and grander facility.
"We are proud to have become a fixture in
this community and to continue serving
clients in this vital community."
Head of Caribbean Banking for RBC
Ross McDonald added: "RBC's recent
acquisition of RBTT makes RBC Royal
Bank of Canada one of the largest financial
institutions in the Caribbean. "But more
than size, our goal is to be number one in
client service and satisfaction. As part of this
community, we will continue invest in and
give back to Abaco and the people who live
and work here," he said.
In keeping with RBC's commitment to
assist the communities where the bank does.
business, a number of special presentations
were made.
Cheques were presented to two organisa-
tions in Abaco. The first donation was made
to Every Child Counts, the Abaco-based
school that supports the learning of children
with special needs.
The second was presented to support the
ongoing needs at Central Abaco Primary
"With this new and expanded office RBC
has the capacity to continue its long and
prosperous partnership with the Abaco com-
munity and RBC's continued growth in the
Bahangas," said Joyce Riviere, RBC's area
manager for Family Islands.

WENDY Craigg, governor for the Central
Bank of the Bahamas, cuts the ribbon at the
opening of RBC's new branch in Marsh Har-
bour, Abaco, as Ross McDonald, head of
Caribbean Banking; Nathaniel Beneby, vice-
president and country head, Bahamas, Royal
Bank of Canada; Antonio Eyma, Royal Bank
of Canada branch manager, Marsh Harbour,
Abaco; Joyce Coleby-Riviere, area manager
for Family Islands, Royal Bank of Canada and
Mr Cephas Cooper, senior island administra-
tor, Central Abaco, looks on.








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Sandals Royal Bahamian
launches new wedding gazebo

Sandals Royal Bahamian, one of
the Caribbean's leading wedding
destinations, enhanced its creden-
tials with the unveiling of a new
wedding setting The Grand
Bougainvillea Gazebo.
General manager Bob Keesler was joined
at the ribbon cutting by the resort's wedding
team and local minister Reverend Dewitt
Hutcheson, who marked the opening with a
* short prayer.
The Grand Bougainvillea Gazebo, aptly
named after the vibrant Bahamian garden in
which it is nestled, was constructed from
white marble and accommodates up to 30
guests in the surrounding area, compliment-
ing the resort's current wedding locations.
Mr Keesler said: "We are delighted to
open up this beautiful setting to both the
people of the Bahamas and our visiting
"The Bahamas is well-renowned for its
golden beaches, crystal-clear waters and lush,
colorful gardens and we are pleased to offer
all three with the unforgettable wedding
locations we have at our resort."

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Stapledon School

holds special

assembly to

honour parents

UNDER the theme "Parents and Teach-
ers as Partners", the Stapledon School held
a special assembly in honour of parents.
The goal of the assembly was to encour-
age parents to become more involved in
the lives of their children by taking an active
interest in what they do at school.
Bringing remarks on behalf of Minister of
Education Carl Bethel was director of high-
er education and lifelong learning, Dr Leon
Dr Higgs said that students win when
the home, school and church come togeth-
He commended the staff for taking time
to express gratitude to parents, and indi-
cated that the partnership was beneficial to
the students and the school.
Dr Higgs explained the value of forming
partnerships, indicating that the Ministry of
Education in collaboration with the Nation-
al Commission on Special Education
(NCOSE), and the Inter-American Devel-
opment Bank (IDB), is working to interest
the public in providing better opportunities
for persons with disabilities, and raising
the quality of special education pro-
In conclusion, Dr Higgs thanked the prin-
cipal Angela Butler, along with the Staple-
don family, and asked them to continue to
collaborate with parents so that every child
may have the opportunity to learn.

Bahamians who have a similar kind of potential
need to realise that there is no viable culture that is
They need to know that their callings are very
individualistic and pursue them.
What this nation needs to do is bring out more of
the younger and receptive minds.
They must imbibe such wondl'rfil 4i:dv" o1 10:i,
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The organ recital of

DP Sean Jackson
T HE organ recital of Dr Sean Jackson on Sep-
tember 28 begun punctually at 8pm. He per-
formed to full capacity at the parish church of the
Most Holy Trinity to an eager and appreciative audi-
To set the atmosphere, the audience sung "When
in Our Music God is Glorified."
Dr Jackson began his recital with delightful com-
mentaries that were reminiscent of Leonard Bern-
stein in his musical features.
Immediately, when he sat down, he was quite
composed and his performance was stable and
devoid of tension.
The first piece was a robust execution of "Now
Thanks We all Our God" by Johnson Sebastian
It was in this vork that he demonstrated his obvi-
ous flare for organ playing.
The tune was prominently heard over the back-
ground of intricate and clearly articulated passage
The melody was interestingly interspersed with
It showed the flamboyant side of its arranger Vir-
gil Fox, the virtuoso organist.
The acoustics in the church were ideal and none of
the clarity of the articulation was lost.
This polished delivery set the pace for the rest of
the performance.
Following this, was a fitting contrast, the "Adagio"
from the "Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major"
also by the same composer.
After a brief dissertation about the work and
establishing a rapport with the audience, Dr Jackson
performed this piece.
This is a melancholic work that typified others
like Bach's "Air on a G string."
Again it was proficient in execution and accurate,
but I thought this piece could have been a little
more flowing like the aforementioned work.
Dr Jackson's gift for human relations was in evi-
dence when he invited the audience to participate by
clapping to the rhythms of the of the "Fugue a la
Gigue" by Bach.
We were able to recognize the melody as it reoc-
curred, becoming grander and grander with each
successive hearing.
His precise playing and the acoustics made it eas-
ier to delineate the fugal voices.
In the "Carillon de Westminster" by Louis Vierne,
everybody was able to recognize the London chimes'
melody played over the fast-moving notes.
The audience enjoyed the different sound tex-
tures that he was able to get with the playing of the
popular tune.
The second section was virtuostic in the co-ordi-
nation of both'the hands and the feet. *
The following piece, the "Fantasie in E-flat" which
he played just before the interval, was aptly-placed,
It is typical of many of Saint Saens's works. He is
playful, light, humorous and whimsical, especially in
his solo piano works and piano concert. This work
is quite pretty and the organist brought out the com-
poser's nature. The second part was more rousing in
After the interval, the "Tuba Tune in D major" by
C S Lang begun with a burst of energy.
Dr Jackson went from manual to manual, demon-
strating the different shades and colours of the work.
In the "Final in B flat major" by CUsar Frank, a
solemn melody begun in the pedals and was inter-
woven through the piece.
He did a good job in switching from the melody in
the pedals to the manuals without breaking the con-
tinuity at any point.
This work was quite involved musically and tech-
nically and in both aspects the performer proved
himself worthy.
Next, we had a reprieve with "Entry of Tore-
adors" from "Carmen" by George Bizet which was
more popular and lighter.
The performer executed this with very crisp stac-
catos in the left hand and a delightful melody in the
right hand capturing the festive mood of the event.
I think that the audience readily took to this work
because of its familiarity and its immediate appeal.
He ended the programme with "Sortie or Organ
in E-flat major" by Louis J A Lefebure-Wely.
This composer was arguably the most celebrated
organist of his time and gave the audience what
they wanted to hear dazzling improvisations
according tb the fashionable style of that time.
One can see why Dr Jackson wanted to leave this
impressive display of fireworks for the final piece in
the programme.
He had enough energy to bring the message
The encore. "The Winder Toccata from the 5th
Symphony" was a veritable tour de force and not
once did the stamina of the performer seem to dimin-
ish. This toccata is a festive work usually played at
weddings or at Easter time. celebrating the resur-
rection of Jesus Christ.
Dr Jackson certainly captured the joyous mood of
the event with a very pretty tune which we kept
hearing in different guises amidst a rapid moving.
clear background with arpeggios. There was also a
continuous three note rhythmic motive which also
sustained interest.
This show-stopper came to a conclusion with sev-
eral grand and stately chords.
I am sure that this recital proved a gratifying expe-
rience for the entire audience.
There was not one person that was not satisfied.
What was very impressive about Dr Jackson was
the way he effortlessly executed the challenguing
pieces in the second half of the programme and at the
end of the evening was unfazed by it all.
His physical and mental stamina are commend-
It is hoped that Bahamians will observe that the
islands in the region like Barbados, Trinidad and
Jamaica are not content to produce just enough to
cope, but are going to the extreme limits of their
They are examples of what can be done in the
realm of classical music regardless of ethnicity,

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